Performances and Events:
Mariposa Museum will host “Heart of Sky—Heart of Earth” an award-winning documentary film by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig. Beautifully filmed over several years, the intimate accounts of the six young Mayans are interwoven with images of the fragile beauty of nature and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh. In the background the ruins of a former Mayan civilization remind us of our own possible fate. The Maya, who like many indigenous people, believe they are the guardians of the Earth, struggle to save their culture and their environment in the face of a complex global crisis. From 5-6pm KidCraft is weaving; from 6-7 pm there is a reception for the ongoing exhibition Sharing Sacred Ground: Weaving Memory and Change in The Americas. Program is Free and open to the public.
Scientist and RiverMead resident Dr. Joel Huberman guides us on a tour through the science behind the headlines of climate change (co-hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Peterborough). Admission: Adult $6, Senior $5, Child $4, Members Free
Ricardo Frota returns with a musical experience that will reconnect audiences with the rhythms of nature, the power of the forest, and the ecology of life on earth. Family and All Ages. Admission: Adult $15, Member $12, Children Free
David Weinstock will read several stories from the book including “The First Hair Cutting” about an Andean child’s coming-of-age ceremony, and “Ice Mountain,” recreating a village’s pilgrimage to its sacred peak. During and between stories, musician Armando Zarazu will perform traditional Peruvian compositions on guitar, mandolin, charango (a small lute) and quena, a wooden flute. Admission: Adult $12; Member $8; Children Free
Museum/Gift Shop Open: Wednesday - Sunday - 11am-5pm