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Upcoming Events: Market at Ag Heritage Park and a screening of 'The American Experience: 1930s'

Advance tickets now available for art museum's screening of 'The American Experience: 1930s'
The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will present five films from "The American Experience: 1930s" on Thursdays and Sundays. Beginning with the 1929 stock market collapse, "The 1930s" looks at the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps, also known as FDR's "Tree Army"; the construction of Hoover Dam, a massive effort involving thousands of workers; the impact of the drought that created the Dust Bowl; and "an unlikely hero that gave Americans hope." The series accompanies exhibitions featuring art from the Great Depression to World War II. Thursday's 5 p.m. free screenings begin June 12 and continue through July 10, with live jazz and Museum Cafe service from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday's 2 p.m. free screenings begin June 15 and continue throughJuly 13. Advance online registration is encouraged.  The screenings include:

  • June 12, 5 pm and June 15, 2 pm
    The Crash of 1929
  • June 19, 5 pm and June 22, 2 pm
    The Civilian Conservation Corps
  • June 26, 5 pm and June 29, 2 pm
    Hoover Dam
  • July 3, 5 pm and July 6, 2 pm
    Surviving the Dust Bowl
  • July 10, 5 pm and July 13, 2 pm

Other Films:  The Kite Runner will be screened on July 15 at 5:00 pm.  An Oscar nominated film, The Kite Runner was also a #1 bestselling book.

Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant, is a Hazara—a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him. (Source)

Market at Ag Heritage Park open Thursdays through Aug. 21
The Market at Ag Heritage Park, Auburn University's open-air farmers market, will be open Thursday, May 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., and every Thursday throughAug. 21. The market is located near the intersection of South Donahue and Lem Morrison drives. It offers locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as other locally produced items, such as honey, goat cheese, cut flowers and baked goods. To learn more about the market, go to this website or contact Market Manager Laura Herring at

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