Community-Based Educational Highlights: Graffiti to Robotics. Tricksters to Liars. Mindfulness to Placemaking.

“Spray-painted subway cars, tagged bridges, mural-covered walls – graffiti pops up boldly throughout our cities. And it turns out: it’s nothing new. Graffiti has been around for thousands of years. And across that span of time, it’s raised the same questions we debate now: Is it art? Is it vandalism? Kelly Wall describes the history of graffiti.

Graffiti to Robotics. Tricksters to Liars. Mindfulness to Placemaking. These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we’re featuring this week!

Peruse our list of Weekly Suggested Events and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Featured community highlight this week: The field of robotics may seem sophisticated and intimidating; however, robotic machines don’t have to be very complex. Even kids can learn to make them! Robots are simply machines programmed to perform a task or series of tasks. A makerspace workshop at the Dickinson Memorial Library on Saturday, July 29, 10am-12pm will teach participants ages eight through eighteen how to design their own 3-D printed image. Participants will play with robotics tools such as Little Bits Electronics, Ozobots, and Spheros. 413-498-2455. 115 Main Street. Northfield, MA. (FREE)


MindfulnessRoboticsCommunity MealPlacemakingEntomologyDance StudiesBotanyLocal HistoryArt StudiesTransportation HistoryAgricultureSports HistoryShakespeareOrganic ChemistryMythologyHuman BehaviorPaleontology

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Learn Local. Play Local. is supported in part by a grant from the Belchertown, Buckland, Chicopee, Colrain, Cummington, Gill, Hadley, New Salem, Plainfield, Shelburne, Westhampton, and Worthington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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