Week of February 8th-12th, 2016

This Week: live broadcasts & local events.

For those of you who love the snow, winter has finally arrived! This week, check out the following events as part of the Music and Diversity II series of Turners Falls RiverCulture:

  • On Wednesday 2/10, Great Falls Harvest Restaurant, will host an art reception for the show "Call and Response: Portraits of African American Blues and Jazz Musicians" from 6-9pm. Starting at 7pm, they will also be hosting a performance by Vienna Carroll & Keith Jonston of NYC, "Folk First: Black Roots Music," where you can enjoy the Black folk music--the foundation of American music today. Suggested donation $5-10.
  • On Friday 2/12 St. James Church in Greenfield (8 Church St.) will host a Western Massachusetts Black History Celebration, featuring Soul Food and Music, Spoken Word Performance, African Drumming and Dance from 6-10pm. Suggested donation $10; 413-387-9664 for more info. 
  • On Sunday 2/14, the Brick House will be showing the documentary FERGUSON: A Report from  Occupied Territory (2015, 53 min.) Hosted by Ya-Ping Douglass and Tieray Moore, Sponsored by Cosa Rara. This is a FREE event. For more film screenings like this one, check out Black History Month Racial Justice Film Series on Facebook. 

And don't forget to check out your our own community TV channel! Tune in Monday, Feb. 8 at 7pm for a live broadcast of the Montague Selectboard meeting--then Wednesday the 10th at 6pm for the Finance Committee meeting. Agenda items for this week's selectboard meeting include authorization to extend the contract for the Avenue A streetscape enhancement project until the end of June, broadband committee updates and a letter to MBI from the Selectboard, discussion on racial training program options, pipeline intervention updates and a reserve fund transfer request for Pipeline legal expenses. Agenda items for the finance commitee meeting include the fund transfer request for Pipeline legal costs, a review of Tree Warden budget and stipend requests, and a review of DPW budget requests. 

Finally, the Nolumbeka presentation at Greenfield Savings bank, which aired on TV last week, is now available for download on our website; topic: "10,000 years at the Falls." 

Something going on you think others would like to see? Get in touch and learn how easy it is to use a camera and capture the moment! (413) 863-9200infomontaguetv@gmail.com, or stop by 34 2nd Street in Turners between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We'd love to work with you!