Henry Herald: Georgia Archives hosting virtual Archives and Genealogy Day. “The Georgia Archives is hosting its annual Archives and Genealogy Day Oct. 9. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be held virtually. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Participants should download the free Microsoft Teams app prior to the start of the event, then register.”
Smithsonian: Smithsonian To Host First Annual Educator’s Day. “The Smithsonian will host its first annual Educator’s Day Friday, Sept. 17. The free full-day virtual event will bring together museum educators and teachers from across the country to explore opportunities to collaborate, learn from one another and discuss the future of education. The day will include plenary sessions and more than 30 breakout sessions between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Pre-K–12 teachers across the country are invited to participate in this inaugural event.”
US Census Bureau: How You Can Leverage Census Bureau’s New Building Permit Visualization Tool. “The Census Bureau’s new visualization and extraction tool empowers users to engage this rich, sub county-level source of information about the critical first step in construction – the building permit. This webinar will demonstrate how anyone – academic researchers, builders, contractors, mainstream media – can engage this tool to understand building permit trends across one or multiple markets.”
Variety: Gulf Coast Jam, Florida Country Fest Set for Labor Day, Canceled Due to Massive COVID Spikes
Variety: Gulf Coast Jam, Florida Country Fest Set for Labor Day, Canceled Due to Massive COVID Spikes. “In what many in the music industry fear is a harbinger of things to come, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a major country music festival set to go down Labor Day weekend in Florida, has been called off for this year due to record-breaking COVID spikes in the state.”
EIN Presswire: New website connects older adults to engaging activities available nationwide (PRESS RELEASE)
EIN Presswire: New website connects older adults to engaging activities available nationwide (PRESS RELEASE). “A Mighty Good Time… is a new website for adults 50+ that features in-person, virtual, and phone-accessible events from a variety of hosts across the U.S. It’s now easier than ever for older adults to find experiences that help them stay social, active, and engaged as they age! The site is FREE for those seeking activities.” I did a few tests and while I couldn’t find in-person events many places, there were lots and lots and LOTS of virtual events.
Engadget: Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually. “Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, businesses and offices have started asking their employees to go into the office a handful of times a week. It can be challenging to plan meetings for hybrid workplace environments, though, when people are physically present in office premises on different days and at different times. That’s why Google has updated the RSVP feature for Calendar that’ll make it more suitable for flexible workplace models.”
New-to-me, from Fox 5 San Diego: Real-life ‘ticket master’ has been collecting stubs for more than 40 years. “Russ Havens is a real-life ticket master who has been collecting tickets for more than 40 years. ‘I realized those tickets were cool because they not only get you in the game, but they’re also like a little time-stamped keepsake of when you were there, who you were with,’ Havens said.”
University of Dayton: “Fake News” and the First Amendment. “Please join three of the America’s leading First Amendment scholars, Helen Norton, Jonathan Varat and Eugene Volokh on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (EDT), for an online panel discussion of a potential state statute banning fake news.” The event is free but requires registration.
Emory University: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to give free Emory University reading online. “Current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position, will read her poems at an event hosted by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on Saturday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Although this is normally a large, annual, in-person event — part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series — Harjo’s program will be online due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.” The event is free but registration is required.
Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival. “The Smithsonian American Art Museum is collaborating for the eighth year in a row with the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a series of virtual cherry blossom-themed public programs from March 20 to April 11. The museum’s virtual suite of cherry blossom family activities and celebrations is part of its popular online Family Zone series, designed to spark learning, creativity and appreciation for the arts.”
State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history. “During the month of February 2021, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering three virtual programs streamed live on the Web. Two of these programs will be presented in commemoration of National African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the Black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. All programs are free and open to the public.”
The Economist: Lessons from the year of online events. “In many respects, organisers of online events have to do the same things as ever, such as attracting a great speaker line-up and advertising the event to the right people. But when the audience has gathered and the mics go live, many things are very different. So what lessons have been learned in 2020 that can be applied to virtual events in future? We asked dozens of organisers and attendees for their input on what works, what doesn’t and what has made them go ‘wow’. Here’s what they told us.”