Hettie Belle Farm Local, organic and 100% grass-fed Meat and Poultry CSA! Meat & poultry grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. 100% antibiotic and added hormone free. Hettie Belle Farm raises all of their own animals on their family farm. It really does matter! Shares include – 100% grass-fed beef & lamb, pastured pork, chicken, turkey, goose & ducks fed only certified organic grain. Monthly distribution in Greenfield, Florence, and on-farm in Warwick, MA (November-March). Details at www.hettiebellefarm.com. SNAP benefits accepted. Monthly payment plan options. Do consider becoming a member family!
Join us at the Odyssey Bookshop for a Morning of Magic and Mischief with New York Times-bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski and Lisa Papademetriou on Saturday, October 3rd at 11:00 AM! Both authors will talk about their new books and their favorite parts about writing about magical mishaps and will judge an entrance exam to the fancy Odyssey Magic Academy, where event attendees will be asked to undergo a series of activities to test their magical ability. Attendees will also enjoy some Luna Juice, play a game or two of Exquisite Corpse to create some funky combinations of creatures, and even make their own wish vials to bring a little magic home! Check out odysseybks.com for more info about the event and how to score some exclusive swag!
Mirage: A Circus Life. Saturday, October 3, 7:30pm, Academy of Music Theatre. A stunning display of circus arts turns the stage into a world of gravity-defying feats in Nimble Arts’ latest production. Eight artists use their diverse training and abilities to tell the story of a troupe of performers putting together a new show. Based around a unique, free-standing aerial rig that transforms between acts, the group’s aesthetic takes a poetic approach to more traditional vaudevillian circus arts. Mirage is perfect for the whole family or a date night out. $18 adults, $12 ages 16 and under, plus service fees. www.aomtheatre.com. Box office hours Tuesday-Friday, 3-6pm. 413-584-9032 x105.
Harvesting Hope Farm Festival happens on Sunday, October 4th from 1-5pm at Abundance Farm (253 Prospect St) in Northampton. All are welcome to participate in this family friendly festival for celebration, rejuvenation and action. Come enjoy creative and fun activities including the Topsy Turvy Bus (a mobile, vegetable powered eco-classroom), live music and square dancing, a meditation sukkah (tent), great local food, bicycle power, alpacas and more! Join Pioneer Valley faith, environmental and social justice communities as they gather to protect our pollinators, grow community orchards, and advocate for just wages. Suggested Donation of $1-$20 per family. For more information visit www.abundancefarm.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Valley CDC for their 5th annual Pedal Poker Run on October 4th at Look Park in Florence, MA. There will be 3 levels of rides – a 10-mile family ride on the bike path, plus a 30- or a 52-mile Connecticut River Valley ride. Collect cards along the ride. The best poker hand will win a Berkshire Weekend package worth $500. Food provided by Bistro Bus. Beer provided by Berkshire Brewing Company. Registration starts at 9am. Prizes awarded at 2:30pm. For more information, go to pedalpokerrun.com or contact Julia at 413-586-5855 x170 or email@example.com.
The 54th Annual Conway Festival of the Hills, Sunday, October 4, 10am-4pm rain or shine. Enjoy live music, a skillet toss, craft fair, log splitting contest, art, local products, and of course, lots of yummy food, freshly pressed cider and fried dough and maple cream. Free activities for the kids, including a hay maze, hill slide, face painting, Mammal Rehab/Paw Prints, and a book signing by local children’s book authors. Sign up for the Covered Bridge Classic 10K Road Race and kids’ Fun-Run! Local exhibitors and demonstrations include Rising Sun Forge, Wilder Hill Gardens, Northwest Junior Racing Pigeon Club, and Natural Roots. Admission, parking, and almost all activities are free. Held at Conway Grammar School. www.festivalofthehills.com
Oak Meadow Open House is Saturday, October 10th from 11am-1pm, at 132 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT. Join Oak Meadow for this fun, annual event! Learn about their creative, experiential homeschooling curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12. Speak with teachers and college and educational counselors, browse curriculum materials, network with other homeschooling families. Enjoy crafts, music, and refreshments for all ages. FREE and open to anyone who’s interested in learning more about homeschooling. Help Oak Meadow celebrate their 40th anniversary! For more information visit www.oakmeadow.com.
At River Valley Co-op on October 14, 6:30-8pm: The How-To’s of Cloth Diapering. Explore the basic how-to’s of cloth diapering through expert tips and demos. Learn about the cost benefits, environmental impacts, and all the myths and truths surrounding environmentally-friendly disposables, and leave with a handy resource guide. Simple Diaper & Linen is an eco-conscious diaper service based in Holyoke, and its founder Angie Gregory will share her knowledge & expertise about cloth diapering and fostering responsibility for the planet. All workshops are free & everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is required. Call 413-584-2665 to reserve a spot today. River Valley Co-op is located at 330 North King St., Northampton. www.rivervalleymarket.coop.
Run, Walk, or Shop to Save Local Farmland with Kestrel Land Trust! Don’t miss the 5K for Farmland & Farmers’ Market Festival on Sunday, October 18, at 11am on the West Street Common in Hadley. Family-friendly 5K race on a flat route through scenic farmland or a beautiful 2-mile riverside walk. Farmers’ Market Festival after the race with music by “The Rambling Kind,” local crafts and seasonal produce for sale, nature & animal exhibits, entertainment for kids, and FREE local beer by Valley Malt for registered participants age 21+. Register online and learn more by visiting www.kestreltrust.org. Receive a commemorative pint glass AND be entered into a raffle for great locally made prizes when you pre-register!
Yoga for Kids w/ Autism & Special Needs! Family Yoga! Teen Yoga! At Eastworks in Easthampton, beginning October 18th! Help kids develop healthy habits that will last throughout the school year. Improve concentration, sense of calmness & sleep. Develop body awareness & improve self-esteem. Enhance posture, flexibility & coordination. Teen classes are a great way for homeschool and charter school students to meet their P.E. requirement in a fun, loving, and creative environment filled with opportunities for self-expression. The following classes are being offered for Fall Session 2: Family Yoga Sun 10-10:45; Teen Yoga Wed 3:30-4:20; Yoga for Kids w/Autism Wed 6-6:45 (pre-reg. required). Register online: KarenOrlandoYoga.com. Drop-ins welcome!
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