LAVA Center plans Saturday Salon; two ECHO Greenfield events.
The LAVA Center’s lineup of events at 324 Main St. in Greenfield this week includes:
• The weekly Saturday Salon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will feature a free photo booth, Alicia Cross of Analina Rag Dolls Sewing Boutique, and artists David Andrews and Rebecca Labrie.
“The Developing Story: Tracking Local Events and Personalities” on Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Philippe Simon, local filmmaker and production coordinator at Greenfield Community Television (GCTV) will share videos of three subjects he has documented to see how they developed over time: “An Inmate’s Story of Running in Jail”; “Bringing Modern Veterans’ Services to Greenfield and the Entire Upper Valley”; and “Black Lives Matter! From Street Protest to Mass March.” Followed by a question and answer session.
• “A Return to Vibrancy on Miles Street: From Greenfield’s Train Station to the Greenfield Energy Park” on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sandy Thomas will discuss how this section of Greenfield was first transformed as the town graveyard, then was renovated to become an active train station. When train service stopped in 1960s, it became a blighted area for 40 years and was later revived as a park focused on renewable energy and native plants with a performance stage.
The latter two events are organized as part of ECHO Greenfield (Exploring and Creating Histories Ourselves).