The Lehrer Report for April 6, 2018

  • Phyllis LEHRER

Thursday, April 05, 2018

It was an April Fool’s joke but it was April 2 when we had snow. It was also the day I picked up my lawn mower. The sun came out in the afternoon and made everything sparkle.

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Jim and Nina Scott of Amherst sent me a note about the 5 College Learning in Retirement “Great Decisions,” program, a series of four Friday morning lectures, running from April 6-27 from 9:30 to noon. The talks are held at the Northampton Senior Center.

Topics include “The End of Pax Americana?” “Media and Foreign Policy;” “US Global Engagement and the Military;” and “Global Health: Progress and Challenges.” For fees and information, visit 5clir@smith.edu .

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Duo Déjà Vu will perform heroic and tuneful cello and piano works from the 19th century repertoire, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, according to Dick Matteson, the church music director

Déjà Vu includes Rebecca Hartka, cello and Barbara Lysakowski, piano.

A donation is requested.

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The Gospel Choir Concert to benefit the Amherst ABC (A Better Chance) program will be held April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church. Refreshments are being served at 6:30 p.m. to meet the students and ABC supporters.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

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Katja Oxman of Amherst has an exhibit of her prints at the Muskegon Art Museum in Muskegon, Michigan, until May 13. If you are traveling in the area consider a visit.

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The Amherst Shade Tree Committee needs volunteers to place placards on trees that describe their value such as providing shade, absorbing storm water etc. To help, meet at the sycamore tree at the Strong House, April 7 at 11 a.m.

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