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Al-Anon group to meet via Zoom

Until further notice, the Thursday night Al-Anon group, Steps to Serenity, will conduct its meetings via Zoom. The meetings are generally held at Harvest Chapel on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is having online meetings. For more information, call 969-2395 and leave a name and message so a call can be returned. Confidentiality will be adhered to.

Sok to detail her poetry collection

Monica Sok details her debut poetry collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sok, a Cambodian American poet, is joined in conversation by Sony Ton-Aime, Chautauqua’s director of literary arts, to discuss her new work, which examines the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

Thompson to lecture Friday

Friday’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two theme, “Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives,” is writer Derek Thompson, who discusses what life might look like after this moment’s most disruptive unseen force, the novel coronavirus. Thompson is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he writes on economics, technology and the media. He is also the author of Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction,which interprets the invisible factors that capture attention, impact consumer spending, and influence business. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.

Water District board to meet today

The North Chautauqua County Water District board will meet at 4 p.m. today in the Sheridan Municipal Building, 2773 Route 20, Sheridan. Strict social distancing will be observed and those attending are asked to wear a face mask while entering the building. The public is welcome to attend.

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