A scene on the Nashua River from "Greenway Heroes: Heroes of Land Conservation."Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.
A scene on the Nashua River from "Greenway Heroes: Heroes of Land Conservation."

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.

Fruitlands Museum screens "Greenway Heroes: Profiles in Land Conservation" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, as part of its Food for Thought Film Series.

Produced by Susan Edwards of Pepperell and co-directed by Joy Reo of Westford, the film tells the stories of three landowners who donated, sold or set up conservation easements to protect their family land for the common good.

The film is a sequel to Edwards' earlier film, "Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000." Stoddart, of Groton, led the Nashua River cleanup and has been recognized nationally and internationally.

Stoddart will be on hand to lead a discussion about what property owners can do to protect the local watershed and why land philanthropy is important.

Marion StoddartSun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.
Marion Stoddart

Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our MyCapture site.
The screening is free and open to all.

In addition, Fruitlands hosts the Food for Thought Film Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.

Featured films include "Chasing Ice," "Y.E.R.T. - Your Environmental Road Trip," "Reel Injun," and "Eating Alabama." Free with museum admission.

Fruitlands is located at 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. Visit www.fruitlands.org/node/2806 for details.


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ARTISTIC INSPIRATION: Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell, hosts a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday for its quilt exhibit "Out of the Blue." Artists include Deborah Babin, Betty Busby, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Sue Colozzi, Nancy Crasco, Marcia DeCamp, Diane Franklin, Rita Hannafin, Lori Kay, Jill Kerttula, Cheryl Kessler, Mary-Ellen Latino, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Wen Redmond, Stephanie Shore, Sarah Ann Smith and Bobbie Sullivan. Show continues through Sept. 19. Go to www.whistlerhouse.org.

OUT AND ABOUT: Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the everyday elegance of 19th-century fashions at its annual Textile Weekend, Saturday and Sunday Tours of the exhibit "Sight Unseen: Embellished Undergarments of the Early 19th-Century," plus demonstrations and a fashion show are scheduled. Go to www.osv.org.

Nancye Tuttle's email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.