Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Juneteenth and Summer Reading programs

Celebrate Juneteenth with a 12-mile walk from Bethel AME Church, a former Underground Railroad depot in Meadville, to famous abolitionist John Brown’s home and tannery this Saturday.

The opening ceremony and registration for the event is at 8 a.m. The walk, from Bethel AME on the corner Arch and Liberty streets in Meadville to John Brown’s home and tannery in North Richmond Township, starts at 9.

Summer reading programs aren't just for kids anymore! Both the Meadville and the Franklin public libraries are offering adult programs featuring (insert game show announcer voice here, "fabulous prizes"! Speaking of the Franklin Public Library, their Scholastic sale is ongoing - I'll be volunteering there from 4-6 pm. Stop by and get your copy of Captain Underpants!

Local blogger The Film Chair reviews Wedensday.

The head of the Library of Congress is to name Donald Hall, a writer whose deceptively simple language builds on images of the New England landscape, as the nation's 14th poet laureate today. Might I suggest his Collected Poems

The Elk County Council on the Arts is inviting all artists, including non-members, those from outside the county and anyone in the public interested to participate in their first ever artist meet-up on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in the council gallery. Contact Distler at (814) 965-2873, or the gallery at (814) 772-7051 for more information.

I think I want to be a beekeeper when I grow up.

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