The community is invited to view authentic Japanese woodblock prints from the 1800s on display at the Athol Royalston Middle School multi-cultural festival this Thursday, June 8 from 6:30 – 8 pm. These woodblock prints, first popular in the 1600s, were the first affordable art in the world. They were the inspiration for manga and Pokemon. At the festival, there will be also be many student projects, the school bilingual chorus, food, face-painting and free fun for all. The ARMS multi-cultural festival is supported by grants from the Athol Cultural Council and the Athol-Royalston Education Foundation. These woodblock prints are on loan from the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Pictured is Alyvia Santiago.