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The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle earlier this month announced the addition of The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry as its latest 2017 selection, adding a unique facet to Week Eight’s exploration of “Media and the News: Ethics in the Digital Age.” Barry will present his work at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Hall of Philosophy.
A Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, The Boys in the Bunkhouse is the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives. Pulitzer Prize winner Barry also writes the much-lauded “This Land” column for The New York Times. Click here to read more about the book and its author.
For the past few months you’ve heard us mention the Kids Summer Art Series on the community calendar.
Now you’ll get a chance to see what the kids have been working on all summer. The Summer Art Series Kids’ Art Show is from 5 to 7 p.m. August 17 at the Main Street Mercantile. It’s free and open to the public.
Local artist Michelle Chapman was led classes in painting, sketching, batiking and more. She invites people to browse through the artwork, and meet the creative minds behind the masterpieces.
|June 22 – Mike Roche – soloist |
June 29 – Twin Tiers Community Band – 21 piece orchestra
|July 6 – Crown – Uplifting Christian varietyJuly 13 – Ron Tusing Trio – cocktail lounge |
July 20 – TBD
July 27 – Strummin’ and Hummin’ – country soloist
|August 3 – Kane Guitar BandAugust 10 – Moments of Grace – Eldred Church choir |
August 17 – RSVP Band with Joel Anderson – jazz
August 24 – Call to book
August 31 – Dan & Keith – acoustic and original
July 20 — The Bob Hartle Band
Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2017 schedule! Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America’s largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20. Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has taken over as administrators of this year’s Gus Macker.
Macker tournaments are basketball for everybody with teams bracketed based on levels of experience, size and more. Everybody gets to play for sweet trophies, and the event takes on a family friendly festival atmosphere.
For more information call: 598-2646