WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 22, 2015

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City officials to tour newly acquired Donker Farm
23 acres part of city’s effort to protect open spaces

Worcester – City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. and Mayor Joseph M. Petty will join
other city officials, members of the Greater Worcester Land Trust (GWLT) and
Conservation Commission for a walking tour of Donker Farm, one of the city’s newest
conservation land acquisitions.

The tour of Donker Farm will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from
2:00-3:00pm, with event parking provided across the street from 46 Fort Tory Lane,
Worcester. The event is open to the public and press.

The 23 acre Donker Farm was purchased in April 2015 by the GWLT, which partnered
with the city of Worcester’s Conservation Commission to protect the land.

The city owns the Conservation Restriction, which is under the care and custody of
the Conservation Commission, for the land, assuring that the property will remain in
its “present natural, scenic, and open condition” for conservation purposes, while
allowing passive recreation such as hiking, bird watching, educational activities,
and more.

The Donker property is one of three recent conservation land acquisitions by the
city of Worcester. The city purchased 13.7 acres at Crow Hill North in June 2014 and
a 6.3 acre conservation restriction at EcoTarium West, owned by the Worcester
Natural History Society (aka EcoTarium), in May 2015.
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Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for
healthy dogs and cats in the United States

It doesn’t have to be according to the No Kill Revolution in America and author and film maker,Nathan Winograd and a group called “NO KILL.ORG”

WCCA TV will cable and web cast the film, “Redemption” all month long on
WCCA TV Ch. 194 and also seen at wccatv.com , in Worcester. For more information on The No Kill Revolution go to http://www.nokill.org .
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Mark up your calendars for some great art and great talks on War and Peace in November.
Bayda Asbridge’s show entitled Healing Fibres: War and Peace. Below is a list of the speakers. Lots of good food; lots of good art; and lots of talks throughout the month of Novmber. Here’s the agenda of talks.Let me know if you can make it; I will be in the show and have arranged for almost all of the speakers.

The Sprinkler Factory is on Harlow St (39) – off of Lincoln near Hahnamann hospital. The show is on the second floor.

Questions: contact Barbara at 508 868 6710

Healing Fibers: War & Peace agenda of events during the month of November

Saturday 7th November: (4pm) Professor Predrag Cicovacki (Philosophy Professor at Holy Cross College specialized in the Philosophy of War, Peace, and Ethics ). He will discuss ‘War, peace and the role of media.’

Saturday 7th November: (6-9 pm) artists’ reception with food, drink, raffle raising funds for Syrian refugees, live music and entertainment. Free to the public.

Sunday 8th November (1pm) Chris Horton (Head of Worcester Unemployment Action Group ). He will discuss ‘ The Economic Impact of wars’.

Sunday 8th November (2 pm) Walter Iwanicki, master Yoga teacher, presents the impact of yoga on veterans.

Sunday 8th November (3pm) Martin Fitzgerald (WPI student of philosophy/ junior) presents ‘Futurism and Art as National Myth”

Saturday 14th November (1pm) Genevieve Fraser (a freelance journalist at the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and is a faculty member at Uni. of Phoenix. She is the author of In the Claw of the Tiger). This is a WWII story of three young men from Athol MA who thought they would escape the war in Europe by joining the US Navy and going to Hawaii… ‘In the Claw of the Tiger’.

Sunday 15th November (1pm) Claire and Scott Schaeffer –Duffey. Claire is a reporter for Catholic Worker; as a reporter she has covered the refugee crisis in Syria last year. She and her husband have also been to Afghanistan & Gaza. Scott wrote a book about their experiences titled: ‘Nothing is Impossible’. www.nothingisimpossiblebook.com

Monday 16th November (6pm) Richard Gage( Architect and Engineers for 9/11 truth) Presentation. AE911truth is an American non-profit organization of architects and engineers who dispute the results of official investigations into the September 11 attacks, including the 9/11 Commission Report. It supports the conspiracy theory that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosive demolition. Founded in 2006, the group demands that the United States Congress pursue “a truly independent investigation” into the September 11 attacks as they believe government agency investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center have not addressed what it calls “massive evidence for explosive demolition.” wikipedia $3 to $10 dollar donation

Saturday 21st November ( 1 pm) Katie Green – story telling. Katie is telling a story about Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess of war.

Sunday 22nd November (1 pm) Jim Welu (director of Worcester Art Museum1986 to 2011) discusses The Monument Men: George Stout (director of Worcester Art Museum 1947 to 1954) was one of more than 350 art experts from more than a dozen countries who were recruited into the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives section, MFAA, hence they were known as the Monuments Men. They went with the Allied front line as it liberated Europe to rescue art from the Nazis. At least two Monuments Men were killed.

Sunday 22nd November (2:30) Ora Szekely (Assistant professor of political science at Clark Uni) Understanding the Civil War in Syria!

Sunday 22nd November (4pm) Marty A. Barroll (Retired Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; analyst of imperialism) discusses ‘Ukraine and Avoiding Nuclear War’.

Saturday 28th November ( 1 pm) an afternoon with a group of poets, not to be missed: Richard Fox, David Williams, and Jeff Cannon, Eric W. Veterans for Peace & David Hahn poetry.

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Great Cultural Experience
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beloved choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil. In commemoration, the choir of Trinity Church interprets this enthralling and influential achievement of modern sacred music in a special performance presented by the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative. Often referred to as the Vespers, the All-Night Vigil features richly layered settings of traditional melodies, and the composer’s own ‘conscious counterfeits’ of historic chants from the Russian Orthodox liturgy. The 90-minute performance will also include pieces by two earlier composers, Dmytro Bortnyansky and Piotr Tchaikovsky.

Prior to the performance, at 6:30 pm, BRAI Executive Director Anna Winestein will give a free talk in the Parish Hall of The Mission Church about the Vigil, the history of secular Russian composers creating sacred music, and Rachmaninoff’s legacy in the US. Click HERE to watch a variant of the lecture, or read MORE.

For ticket and discount information visit: www.trinityvespers.eventbrite.com .

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