3 things to do around Erie, Sept. 29, 2020

Staff Writer
Erie Times-News

If you plan to attend any in-person events, please wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others.

American Tapestry Series: Noon. Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence Andrew Roth will reprise his series with five livestreamed lunchtime programs starting this Tuesday and every Tuesday at noon through Oct. 27. All programs begin at noon. Viewers will learn about 1968, the birth of the culture wars, and the post-1968 shattering of the American story. You can also now listen to Roth's series on the American Story, which he launched at the Jefferson, on WQLN and nationally on the NPR One and Spotify apps. Episode 1, which originally aired on Sept. 1, is available now at https://bit.ly/3jcDZLE. Tuesday’s program will be livestreamed on Facebook and later posted to YouTube and the Jefferson Education Society’s website.

Virtual beginning genealogy online: 7 p.m. Virtual class on Zoom, sponsored by the Erie County Public Library. Designed for the beginning genealogy researcher, this session will focus on free online resources to get you started, including how to begin and avoid mistakes; library resources across the country; free genealogy online websites and resources; plus a word about DNA and social media. Free. Upon registration, Zoom link and passcode will be emailed to you. Register at https://bit.ly/3jhtCGM.

America Reframed: “Councilwoman” 8 p.m. WQLN World, 54.3. First-term City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo advocates for the working families in her community as she maintains her own full-time job as a hotel housekeeper. This is a premiere showing of this episode. It will be rebroadcast at midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday, and at 10 p.m. Oct. 3. The show is part of an eight-part series released in 2012 focused on topics related to health care, immigration, the workplace and politics based on personal stories that illustrate a transforming American culture.