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Local livestreams, virtual events: Aug. 7

Britt Festival Orchestra

The Britt Festival Orchestra goes online in August as streaming patrons can revisit some of the orchestra’s favorite performances from past summers with Music Director Teddy Abrams. BFOnline will feature recordings, preceded by a discussion about the recorded work with Abrams, members of the BFO and select guest artists and composers. Each recording will be accompanied by a visual element: either a score-follow video where you can read the score as the music plays, or a photo slideshow of the performance. BFOnline premieres at 3 p.m. every Friday in August on the Britt Festival’s Facebook channel. On Aug. 7, the orchestra will share Mason Bates’ “Passage,” a work for voice and orchestra featuring Sasha Cooke. The Aug. 14 episode will feature Christopher Cerrone’s “Meander Spiral Explode,” a concerto for Third Coast Percussion and orchestra performed in 2019 at Britt. BFOnline closes Aug. 21 by revisiting the Crater Lake Project from 2016 in Michael Gordon’s “Natural History.” For more information, visit the festival’s Facebook page or brittfest.org.

35th annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Vigil

The annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Vigil, which is taking place through Aug. 9, will include a JPR radio broadcast with Michael Niemann and Estelle Voeller, local nuclear activists, at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, a Zoom conversation at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, with Hiroshima bombing survivor Hideko Tamura Snider, and much more. To register for the Zoom conference right before it starts on Sunday, see vtwilpfgathering.com/8-9-zoom. For further information, see peacehouse.net.

Community Online Conversation

Autumn Keller and Chad Masche of Thivent, a nonprofit financial planning service, will present “Heart-to-Heart — Conversations Around Aging” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, via Zoom. Learn about the effect caregiving can have on relationships and finances, as well as key information for supporting loved ones and tips for initiating conversations with family members. No products will be sold. To register, see bit.ly/LTC-Webinar-3rdP or for further information call 855-249-4741.

Soroptomist of North Valley Garden Tour

The 17th annual garden tour will be held virtually through Aug. 31. See eight diverse gardens, ranging in style from local pollinator and country gardens to the formal Shakespeare Garden at Hanley Farm. A donation of $10 is recommended. Proceeds will go to support Soroptomist of North Valley’s Live Your Dream Award program, which provides education grants for women. To access the tour, see Gardens4Good.online.

Historic Jacksonville Virtual Tour

Two text-based virtual tours of Jacksonville’s historic past, “Walk through Jacksonville History” and “Mrs. Beekman Invites You to Call,” can be viewed at historicjacksonville.org. New material is added every Monday and Thursday. For further information call 541-245-3650 or email at info@historicjacksonville.org.

On Aug. 7, the Britt Festial Orchestra Online will share Mason Bates’ “Passage,” a work for voice and orchestra featuring Sasha Cooke.{ }Photo courtesy of Britt Festival