Community briefs for Feb. 12

February 11, 2020 2:36 PM

Iran talk

Sam and Ruth Neff will talk on their experiences in Iran on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Whitefish Community Library. In 2008 and 2009 Sam and Ruth Neff led groups of 20 travelers to Iran, several from the Flathead Valley. The groups traveled to Tehran, Esfahan and Shiraz, with a short stop in the mountain village of Abyaneh. As well as seeing many cultural and historical sites, the travelers interacted with Iranians and found them to be welcoming, friendly and sincerely interested in the USA. Also in 2008, Rick Steves traveled to many of the same places in Iran, filming the PBS documentary “Rick Steves Iran.” This presentation will include parts of that documentary, supplementing the pictures and descriptions by the Neffs. The trips were sponsored by the organization, Neighbors East and West, which was established in 1986 to foster friendship among peoples of nations in conflict. For further information visit or call 862-1629.

Book group

The Whitefish Community Library Book Group’s monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. This month’s book is “The Braid” by Laetitia Colombani — translation from French, La Tresse. Three women from three continents (India, Sicily, Montreal) have nothing in common, but they are connected by rare expressions of courage. This is a beautifully written set of stories, woven together like three strands in a braid. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, call Whitefish Community at 862-9914.