TENTATIVE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thurs. Nov. 9, 2006
Staff Development workshops for faculty of public and private schools on Afghan geography, history and culture.
Friday, January 12, 2007--noon
Press conference in the Atheneum’s Great Hall
Monday, January 15, 2007
Posters go up
Books are distributed (with an information sheet) to schools and organizations.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Public distribution of books begins
Mid-January and February 2007
Distribution of free books throughout the community and a Kickoff program
Saturday, February 10, 2007—3 p.m.
Kickoff Program: Professor David Edwards (Anthropology, Williams College,
Williamstown, MA) on Afghan history and politics; Afghan desserts, Coffin
Programs which feature selected readings from the books by community members young and old accompanied by visual images of Afghanistan, dates, times, and venues TBA
Book Discussion Groups meeting throughout the island in homes and at work places
Books read and discussed in the schools
Friday, March 23, 2007—2:30 p.m.
After-school Bill’s Kite Making Workshop with Archie Stewart for children
(group size limited/by advance registration; location: TBA)
Friday, March 23, 2007—7 p.m.
Readers’ Panel in the Atheneum’s Great Hall; Afghan desserts
Family night scheduled..
Saturday, March 24, 2007—9:30 a.m.
Family Kite Making Workshop with Archie Stewart (children must be accompanied by an adult) (group size limited/by advance registration; location:
Saturday, March 24, 2007—1:30 p.m. (tentative)
Afghan films shown at the Starlight Theatre
Saturday, March 24, 2007—7:00 p.m. (tentative)
Afghan films shown in the Atheneum’s Great Hall; Afghan desserts
Sunday, March 25, 2007--tentative
Elizabeth Parker (Christie’s) lecture on Afghan rugs (Location: Gosnell Hall,
Monday, March 26, 2007
Middle School Program, Deborah Ellis , author of The Breadwinner , presentation and discussion
Tuesday, March 27, 2007--tentative
Dr. Andrea Rugh , Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington
D.C. speaking on Afghan Women (Location: TBD)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007--tentative
Afghan Music Presentation
Friday, March 30, 2007--tentative
American Place Theater performance of The Kite Runner (a one act, one person presentation) o Middle/High School students: 1:15 pm (NHS auditorium) o Community: 7 pm (NHS auditorium) followed by a “ Taste of
Afghanistan” by NHS Culinary students and faculty