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Forestville Yard Sale set for Aug. 1
FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Fall Festival Committee is sponsoring a community yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1. Interested participants can sign up at Evans Bank and Caves Deli. The cost is $5 per household. Any questions can be directed to 965-2675 or 359-3436.
First Baptist Church of Silver Creek resumes in-person worship
First Baptist Church of Silver Creek is now having in-person worship service at 11 a.m. on Sundays. All state mandated precautions are in place regarding social- distancing and disinfection. Attendees are required to wear a mask.
‘Ethics of Tech’ to be examined in Chautauqua lecture
Chautauqua Institution’s nine-week season features weekday lectures focusing on weekly cultural themes. Week Four examines “The Ethics of Tech: Scientific, Corporate and Personal Responsibility,” in which speakers in the 10:45 a.m. Chautauqua Lecture Series program explore the tremendous and sometimes harmful impact Big Tech companies and their products have on society. Michael J. Sandel, Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author, returns to the Chautauqua to close the inquiry into “The Ethics of Tech” with a Socratic discussion on what audiences have learned throughout the week, drawing on his Harvard course “Tech Ethics: AI, Biotech, and the Future of Human Nature.” 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.
Jennings part of Wednesday’s Interfaith lecture
CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution’s fourth week of Interfaith Lectures focuses on “Ethics in a Technologically Transforming World?” which will examine the ethical, spiritual and religious dimensions of “new tech” at 2 p.m. each day. Chautauqua continues its Interfaith Fridays series, this week featuring Lisa Sharon Harper, representing progressive Christianity. Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.
Hanover board meets Monday
HANOVER — The Town Board will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The noise ordinance may come up for vote. The meeting is being held via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85358194918?pwd=UFhMQitIeFZTR21neGRWbWpiY3dtZz09