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Berkshire Chapter Member Potluck, Saturday, March 23rd

Photo of the Florence Civic Center

Are you looking for great local things to do, and new activities to try? Please come and see what AMC Berkshire is all about, or come see old friends!

It's all happening on Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM at the Florence Civic Center at 90 Park Street in the center of Florence (directions). We’ll check out this historic building and setting, new to us. Ideally, we'll get a chance to socialize outdoors on the lovely wrap-around porch. We’ll have trip leaders and committee tables to show members and visitors alike where we’ve been, and show how you can get out on the trails, rivers, lakes, and mountains around us. There will also be folks from the Appalachian Trail Committee and Noble View Outdoor Center to talk about the fun of getting involved with trail work and outdoor education.

After we finish eating and socializing, Nick Shaw, an Environmental Science instructor in Amherst, will do a presentation called “On Top of New England: A Portrait of the Hills”. He spent a decade researching and creating a photographic portrait of our region’s highlands that would weave together their natural and cultural histories.

He will narrate the multimedia show, which explores the geography, ecology, and cultural history of the Taconic, Green, and White Mountains, in addition to the mountains of Maine. The cultural history explores the colonial, romantic, and modern periods of mountain history in New England with an emphasis on 20th century mountain conservation. Afterward, we can discuss conservation issues further.

Come herald in Spring! Bring something nourishing and fun to share if you can. Last name beginning A-I dessert, J-R main dish, S-Z appetizers (but not written in stone). BYOB. Questions? Call Sabine Prather at 413-949-3914. See you in March!

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