Greenfield Notebook: Oct. 10, 2023

The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. in Greenfield hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Reading on Oct. 11 will be Gray Davidson Carroll, Emily Brewster and Daniel Hales.

The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. in Greenfield hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Reading on Oct. 11 will be Gray Davidson Carroll, Emily Brewster and Daniel Hales. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

GERARD McGOVERN

GERARD McGOVERN

Published: 10-09-2023 11:45 AM

Speaker to share tips for cheap travel

GREENFIELD — Join the Greenfield Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. for a virtual talk with guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves, who will share his secrets for safe, smart, inexpensive travel to European destinations.

For more information and to register, visit libraryc.org/greenfieldpubliclibrary. This program, offered in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, is free.

Baystate Franklin hosting shoe sale

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s gift shop will host a shoe sale in the hospital lobby on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shoes, socks and handbags will be available for purchase, with brands including Dansko, Klogs, TRAQ, Alegria and Spring Step. Money raised will support patient and staff services at the hospital.

Interfaith Council hosting open house

GREENFIELD — The Interfaith Council of Franklin County will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St.

The event will include singing with Lui Collins and a vegan meal. All are welcome. For more information, email interfaithcfc@gmail.com.

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Oct. 11: Monthly Writers Read

GREENFIELD — The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. hosts a monthly series, Writers Read, on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Reading on Oct. 11 will be Gray Davidson Carroll, Emily Brewster and Daniel Hales.

Davidson Carroll is a writer, dancer, activist and public health researcher. They are the author of “Waterfall of Thanks,” published this year by Bottlecap Press.

Brewster is an editor and lexicographer at Merriam-Webster who has been writing poetry since childhood. She lives in Greenfield.

Hales is the author of “¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas?” or “How to Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems” (Frayed Edge Press), the hybrid novel “Run Story” (Shape&Nature Press) and three poetry chapbooks. He has also released five albums with his band, The Frost Heaves & HaLeS.

There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit bit.ly/46jxBuI.

‘Portraits: A Lyrical Eye’ on display through October

GREENFIELD — The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will host Gerard McGovern’s “Portraits: A Lyrical Eye” throughout October. An artist’s reception for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon to 3 p.m.

“I am a lifelong educator and currently an apprentice pipe organ technician/tuner, and am delighted to present an exhibition of photographic portraits, human and otherwise, made over many years,” McGovern said in a statement. “I photograph every day.”

Oct. 25: Letters of interest due for Precinct 8 service

GREENFIELD — Letters of interest to serve on City Council representing Precinct 8 must be sent to citycouncil@greenfield-ma.gov by Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.

Resumes are also appreciated. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter residing in Greenfield’s Precinct 8.

The vacancy comes following the resignation of Doug Mayo in late September.

Although City Council President Dan Guin will ultimately be tasked with determining which names move forward, the final decision on which person to pick as a new member will require a City Council vote. The appointed individual will serve the rest of Mayo’s term, at which point the position will be placed on the November 2025 ballot.

Guin anticipates the council to consider a recommendation in November so a new councilor can be appointed during the regular meeting scheduled for Nov. 15.

LAVA Center hosting comedy night on Oct. 27

GREENFIELD — The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. will host stand-up comedy on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m.

The event will be hosted by storyteller Nisse Greenberg and will feature western Massachusetts comedians Molly Hynes, Ryan Arnold and Joe Kapinos. Closing the evening will be comedian/rapper Ezra Prior.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $8 in advance at bit.ly/3RMV3MD or $10 at the door.