The GRALTA Foundation presents two screenings of Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary The Law in These Parts (Israel, 2014, 90 minutes) on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. in Bemis Hall (basement screening room). Free; light refreshments will be served.
After conquering the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, the Israeli army imposed thousands of orders, laws, and sentences while moving over 500,000 Jewish settlers into the territories in violation of international law. With archival footage and first-ever interviews with the prosecutors, legal advisors, and the judges who created the framework, The Law in These Parts unravels the intricate system of control that accompanies one of the most enduring and damaging conflicts of our time and sustains it. Can a nation that occupies another people act with principles that adhere to the rule of law? Winner: Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011 and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary, Sundance, 2012. Click here to watch the trailer. For more information, contact Steve Low at 781-259-1300 or email@example.com.
Volunteers needed to serve at Senior Dining
Senior Dining is the Council on Aging’s very popular program that provides an elegant meal once a month at St. Anne’s Church. In order for the program to continue, the COA needs volunteers who can help set tables, serve the meals, and clean up a few times a year on the third Tuesday of each month between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Kim Buell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-259-1278.
Mass Audubon photo contest seeks entries
Picture This: Your Great Outdoors, Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest now underway and running through September 30. The contest attracts hundreds of photographers representing all abilities, ages and backgrounds, encouraging them to record the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Bay State. There are two entrant age categories: 18 and older, and under 18. Subject areas include: People in Nature, Birds, Mammals, Other Animals, Landscapes, and Plants and Fungi. Each entrant may submit up to 10 photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, N.H. Images may have been taken at any time prior to or during the contest.
One grand prize winner will be awarded a $250 gift card (to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary), in addition to being featured in Explore, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Eleven winners will win $100 gift cards and at least six honorable mentions will win $50 gift cards. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges. All submissions, regardless of original format, must be submitted online. Please visit massaudubon.org/picturethis for complete contest rules, submitting images online, and other details.
Lincoln Literary Society meets
The Lincoln Literary Society will meet on Friday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the home of founder Daniela Caride. People may arrive or leave any time during the four-hour window to enjoy wine, food, and lots of books from the transfer station swap table as well as poems, stories and articles. It’s not a regular book club with required readings or deadlines—members talk about books they’ve read (recently or not), recite poems, read a passage or whatever inspires them to start a conversation. Explore www.LiteraryLincoln.org for the latest book recommendations, poems and upcoming events, and send submissions to Caride for publication on the site. For more information, email her at email@example.com. The group meets on the second Friday of each month.