Wednesday, Sept. 3
The Andes Roundtable presents Sharon Ruetenik who will be discussing the landay, a folk couplet practiced by Pashtun women in Afghanistan. How women in repressive cultures find ways to express themselves will also be explored. Audience members will have an opportunity to create and share their own landays. Sharon Ruetenik is the international student advisor and Writing Center Coordinator at SUNY Delhi. She has taught various course in the liberal arts department of the university. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, most recently The Green Door. Hunting Tavern, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6
Wild Saturday at John Burroughs’ Woodchuck Lodge: “What Happened to the Passenger Pigeon?,” a display and talk at 1 p.m. by Diane Galusha marking the centennial of the bird’s extinction; with Rich Miskovsky of the Northern Catskill Pigeon Club and a few of his feathered friends. Sponsored by Crystal Brook Farm, New Kingston. 1633 Burroughs Memorial Rd., Roxbury (follow signs from NYS Rte 30). Bring lawn seating. www.woodchucklodge.org.