In the Community: Atomic weapons, LHS music benefit, Disabilities film festival

“Countdown to Zero”

Friday, March 17, 7pm, First Parish Bedford

Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations currently possess nuclear weapons, with others racing to join them and the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker, the film features an array of important international statesmen.  It shows how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.  It is very timely given the current political environment and the upcoming negotiations in the UN for a nuclear weapons ban.  A discussion afterward will highlight the current situation and ways individuals can take action.

Lexington Music Club Benefit Concert

Saturday, March 18, 8pm, Follen Sanctuary

Featuring performers from the Lexington Music Club, plus former winners of the Lexington Music Club scholarship, Noah Harrington and Meredith Hiller. The concert funds a scholarship for outstanding Lexington High music students.

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Reel Abilities Film Festival

March 29- April 6, Venues Around Boston
ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.