Changing Times, Changing Calendar

By Wilma Jozwiak

Your safe­ty dur­ing this pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to be our first pri­or­i­ty. Although vac­cines are start­ing to be more avail­able to the gen­er­al pub­lic, there is still no guar­an­tee that in-per­son indoor class­es will be safe. Because of the uncer­tain­ties of these times, Lan­dis will offer its 2021 Cal­en­dar of Events in three sea­son­al install­ments that will be pub­lished on the Arboretum’s web­site (lan​dis​ar​bore​tum​.org), its Face­book page, and in Con­stant Con­tact emails to our mem­bers and friends.

Here’s what to expect:

Spring:

Cur­rent­ly, the Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale is expect­ed to be held with strict adher­ence to mask­ing and social dis­tanc­ing, fol­low­ing the mod­el of our suc­cess­ful fall 2020 sale. Oth­er than that event, all oth­er activ­i­ties will be con­duct­ed vir­tu­al­ly, either through Zoom or Face­book Live.

Sum­mer:

Some activ­i­ties may be vir­tu­al, while all-out­door events such as the 5K For­est Run and the Drag­on­flies and Dam­selflies work­shop will be held in per­son, with safe­ty pro­to­cols in effect. Oth­er events may be either vir­tu­al or in-per­son, depend­ing on the cir­cum­stances at the time they are sched­uled. The Albany Area Ama­teur Astronomers’ month­ly Star Par­ties will not take place until the orga­ni­za­tion is con­fi­dent that shar­ing equip­ment can be done safe­ly. At this point, the Lan­dis Full Moon Music Series is planned as a vir­tu­al event until it is deter­mined that indoor musi­cal per­for­mances are feasible.

Fall:

Direc­tives from State and local health depart­ments will deter­mine the pro­to­cols for any events sched­uled for the fall. We will update you as infor­ma­tion becomes available.

Lan­dis remains grate­ful for your con­tin­ued sup­port for our mis­sion in these uncer­tain and chang­ing times. Be assured that all events will be planned and con­duct­ed with your safe­ty in mind. And, as always, Lan­dis remains open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, for your enjoy­ment, edu­ca­tion, and inspiration


Spring 2021

Volume 39 , Number 1

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