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142 Comments

  1. Hilary said,

    December 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Hi all! It’s Hilary from Bread Euphoria, here to tell you about two upcoming live music events here at the cafe:

    On Saturday, December 10, we have Katherine First and The Kitchen Party playing from 5:30-7:30 PM. They always pack the house, and their traditional Irish folk and fiddle music is a great event for the whole family!

    Read more here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/644364455719362/

    And on Saturday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM, Valley favorite Ray Mason (one half of The Lonesome Brothers) will be playing. During his show we will also be hosting a fundraiser for Standing Rock, where you will have the chance to purchase a variety of handmade art and crafts, with all the proceeds going to helping the Water Protectors as the winter approaches.

    More information here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/212008642559094/

    These are our last two events for 2016, so I wish all of you happy holidays to you and yours!

    Warmly,
    Hilary

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  2. Tara Morrill said,

    December 2, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Santa’s Land @ Buttery Brook Park in South Hadley MA. Event is free. Visit with Santa, hot cocoa and a train ride to see our lights display. We ask for a $5 donation for a professional picture with Santa or take your own for free. Dec 8,9,10 & 11. Dec 15,16,17 & 18. 5:30- 7:30 pm. Rt 33 in South Hadley.

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  3. Deb Holman said,

    December 1, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Brattleboro School Without Walls Information Sessions

    First Wednesday of every month, starting Dec. 7
    5:30 to 6:30 pm
    Oak Meadow Independent Learning
    132 Main St./Brooks House
    Brattleboro, VT
    FREE and open to the public

    Oak Meadow will hold information sessions about its downtown collaborative learning center for high school students, Brattleboro School Without Walls (BSW2 ), led by BSW2 Director Jessica Turner.

    BSW2 provides a high quality, low cost, hybrid learning environment for students. Students spend three days a week taking Oak Meadow courses at the center, and the other two earning high school credit through participation in arts, performance, outdoors programs, internships, and life experience opportunities in and around Brattleboro. BSW2 offers a rigorous high school curriculum, a small, close-knit community, one-to-one teacher support, study spaces, wifi, and kitchen facilities.

    Visit oakmeadow.com/brattleboro-school-without-walls

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  4. Heather Jacques said,

    December 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

    41st Hobby Horse Bazaar
    Hawlemont PTO invites you to shop authentic and beautiful wares from local crafters and artisans., enjoy fun kids activities, food, music and children’s choral concert , raffles, and cookie decorating.
    This event is a major fundraiser For our school and all the proceeds go directly to educational activities and enrichment programs.

    Date: December 3rd
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Place: Hawlemont Elementary School
    10 School ST
    Charlemont
    FREE

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  5. Meg Taylor said,

    November 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Please join us for the first event in a newly revived Williamsburg PTO Speaker Series for 2016-2017!!

    Developing Resilience in Children with Ken Pransky – MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Anne T Dunphy School, 1 Petticoat Hill Road, Williamsburg

    On the evening of Monday, December 5th, please join us at the school for a conversation about “Developing Resilience in Children”. Resilience and grit are not just individual traits, but also dependent on social, cultural and environmental factors. What does research say about the importance of resilience? How can families and schools create a framework for resilience to develop? How do we equip students with the skills necessary to cope effectively with difficult situations? What is a “ growth mindset” and how can families and schools practice it to develop a child’s “grit”?

    Light refreshments & free childcare will be provided. Open to all parents and educators.

    Ken Pransky will facilitate this discussion developed for parents and staff members. Ken has been working in the field of multicultural education for 40 years in the US and overseas. Since 2008, he has worked as a Curriculum and Instructional Consultant at the Collaborative for Educational Services in Northampton, and is the author of two books, Beneath the Surface and Memory at Work in the Classroom. Participants applaud his workshops as “clear, concise, and useful,” and praise Ken’s ability to connect with his audience. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at regional, national and international conferences.

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  6. Anne said,

    November 30, 2016 at 10:59 am

    All families are welcome.
    ******************************
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton
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    Homeschool Ice Skating Cash or checks only
    ****************************************************
    Friday, November 18th 11:30am to 1:30pm – bring coins for the meters
    Friday, December 2nd 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, December 16th 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, December 23rd 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, December 30th 11:30am to 1:30pm
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton
    Kids are $5 and this includes rentals if needed at no extra cost. Their adults/guardian that ice skate are free including rentals at no cost.
    You have to bring quarters. One quarter will give you on 10 minutes of time.
    You can park in the front of the building. But we compete with students using the meters too. There seems to be plenty of parking in the back of the building but access is on a different side road all together.
    How you get to the back from the Mullins Center front parking lot –take right on Commonwealth Avenue, take right on Massachusetts Avenue, right on Mullins Way, go a the way down to parking lot 67, go around the circle on way right and bares left to meters. If you go into the center of the parking lot you are in a sticker parking lot area number 67. You need to exit the way you came and then bare left.
    Bring your own snacks and water. Vending machines do not always work.
    Bring comfy clothing. I recommend snow pants and mittens/gloves for beginners or younger skaters so when they fall it doesn’t hurt. Make it fun.
    No street shoes on the ice.
    Children: $5, skate rental is free with paid admission.
    Parents & Guardians: Skate free *We cannot accept credit or debit cards. CASH OR CHECKS ONLY
    Thanks,
    Anne

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  7. Edward Kaler said,

    November 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Homeschool- Weather and Climate

    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Instructor: Arcadia Staff
    Audience: Children (suitable for children 5 – 10 years)
    Members: $145.00
    Nonmembers: $175.00

    Do you have a homeschooler who loves science and is 5 to 10 years old? If so, the education staff at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary would like to help with your science curriculum through our exciting, engaging, and hands-on nature programs.

    Join us for a course on beginning meteorology and climatology. Students will discover the difference between weather and climate, learn about and use tools real scientists use to predict the weather, keep a weather journal, and explore extreme weather events. They will also investigate the science and data behind climate change and find solutions with age appropriate activities.

    Class dates and times:
    • Wed, Jan 04, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Jan 11, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Jan 18, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Jan 25, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Feb 01, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Feb 08, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Instructions and Directions:
    All indoor spaces will be nut-free. This is designed as a drop-off program, however, parents may choose to stay.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  8. Edward Kaler said,

    November 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Solstice Celebration
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Wed, Dec 21, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
    Members & Nonmembers: Free

    Throughout time, people have come together to celebrate the shortest day of the year and welcome the lengthening days ahead. At Arcadia we also have a tradition: we gather at sundown for music and community unity. Ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music. We make every attempt not to cancel this event due to inclement weather, but call Arcadia if a blizzard is brewing. This is a free event thanks to sponsorship from Peoples Bank, Northeast Solar, and River Valley Co-op. Registration is not required for this program.

    Registration not required.

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  9. Gail Lansky said,

    November 29, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Chanukah Art Studio; Make Your Own Menorah
    Featuring: Story Time with Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz

    Hands-on Jewish Activities for 3-5 year olds

    Sunday, December ​18​ @ 10:00am -11:00am story and art activity; @11:00am-11:30am tumble and schmooze

    Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton, MA

    All are welcome. $5.00 suggested family donation.

    For more information: GLansky@LanderGrinspoon.org

    LanderGrinspoon.org

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  10. Gail Lansky said,

    November 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Beyond Inclusivity: Understanding Trans Identities for Parents & Professionals

    We’ve all heard buzz works like “safe space” and “trans inclusive”, but do we really know how to take action to make our homes, classrooms and workspaces genuine safe spaces for transgender people?

    This workshop for will give cisgender parents and professionals the language and confidence to support trans individuals in their lives and workplaces.

    Monday, December 5, 2016
    Reception: 6:15pm-7:00pm
    Workshop: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Lander-Grinspoon Academy
    257 Prospect St., Northampton, MA 01060
    Sponsored by Gan Keshet Preschool and Lander-Grinspoon Academy
    This free event is for adults.
    To reserve a seat RSVP to Gan.Keshet@cbinorthampton.org

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  11. Pam Victor said,

    November 28, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly improv comedy show for the whole family. Best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, December 17th at 4pm.  Located at Eastworks’ Community Room (Suite 160) 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton. Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids (3 yrs and under free), $30/Family Max. Purchase tickets online or at the door (*cash or check only at the door please*) For more info visit http://www.happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1168025489984476/

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717828

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  12. Pam Victor said,

    November 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show Monthly Show Saturday December 10th. NEW LOCATION! 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton MA 01027) at 8:00pm. (Doors open at 7:30pm.) Tickets $13 at the door and $10 in advance online at http://hvcsdec10.brownpapertickets.com/ For show info email info@happiervalley.com.

    http://hvcsdec10.brownpapertickets.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1099392600173816/

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  13. Hilary said,

    November 26, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Hi all! It’s Hilary from Bread Euphoria Bakery and Cafe in Haydenville. Wanted to let you all know about a fun event we have here tomorrow night! (Sunday, 11/27).

    From 6-8 PM, we’ll be hosting the ensemble from Double Edge Theatre, and donating a portion of all sales during those two hours to the theatre! Come down and meet the ensemble, and even see a mini concert! This will be a fun event for the whole family, so come on down and help support this great organization!

    Facebook event with a bit more info below:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/538798956318646/

    See you there!
    Hilary

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  14. Matt Atwood said,

    November 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Historic Barns of Northfield.

    Free presentation for anybody interested in local agricultural and architectural history. Tuesday, November 29, 6:30 – 8:00pm at Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield: 115 Main Street, (413) 498 – 2455.

    Starting from the beautiful brochure of our local historic barns produced by Northfield’s Agriculture and Historical Commissions, Al Stone and Jerry Wagener present more information, more barns, more photos, more details, and they’ll answer your questions about our agricultural architectural history. In addition, see paintings of our local barns and photos of barns no longer standing.

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  15. Dawn Symancyk said,

    November 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 10am-3p
    St. John’s Lutheran Church
    60 Broad St
    Westfield, MA

    Imagine Scholarship Foundaton will be hosting our first ever Holiday Craft/vendor Fair…Please join us for some local holiday shopping. We have some great crafters and vendors.

    Imagine Scholarship Foundation is a not for profit organization.
    For morw info call: Dawn Symancyk 413-693-4118

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  16. Janna Aldrich said,

    November 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Toys & Activities for Healthy Play: A workshop for parents and teachers of young children, with creative ideas for gifts and games, Tuesday, December 6, 6:30-7:30 pm, at the Gorse Children’s Center, 27 Morgan Street, South Hadley. Free and open to the public. Childcare is available by calling 413-533-9819 or emailing gorse@brighthorizons.com.

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  17. November 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market
    Amherst Regional Middle School
    170 Chestnut St.
    Dec 3- April 1st (no market 12/24)
    10 am – 2pm
    http://www.amherstwintermarket.com

    Support local farmers and producers at this lively market every Saturday. Enjoy local musicians, children activities, workshops and more.

    To vend, offer programming, or book a gig contact manager@amherstwintermarket.com

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  18. November 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    A child’s first learning experiences and the bonds a child forms with his caregivers greatly influence his future cognitive, physical, and social and emotional development. The Hilltown Family Center will host the second session of a free series on Infant & Toddler Brain Development on TUESDAY November 29th from 6-8 PM called THE BLUE BRAIN – being male, young & energetic. This presentation will examine the few innate differences in male and female brains then go on to look at how parents, peers and society influence the wiring of our most complex system. The program concludes by asking if “Rough and Tumble Play” belongs in childhood and offers time for action steps in addressing the blue brain.

    Our presenter is Scott Noyes who has worked for over thirty years with parents, children, and educators. He is the author of “Positive Discipline That Works”, “Intentional Language”, and “This Child is Driving Us Crazy – What Should We Do”.

    This series is free and open to all caregivers/parents and is sponsored by a generous grant from the Children’s Trust, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and the Hilltown Community Health Center. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. We meet at the Hilltown Family Center 9 Russell Road (Route 20) in Huntington. To register and plan for childcare), please contact Susan LeBarron, Hilltown Family Center Coordinator, at 667-2203, ext. 311 or slebarron@hchcweb.org

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  19. Gail Lansky said,

    November 21, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Beyond Inclusivity: Understanding Trans Identities for Parent & Professionals. This workshop for adults will give cisgender parents and professionals the language and confidence to support trans individuals in their lives and workplaces. Learn how to create solid, working allyship toolboxes in your home and school. Facilitated by Emmett, a sex and gender educator currently attending Hampshire College.

    When: Monday, December 5, 2016; Reception 6:15-7:00pm; Workshop 7:00pm-9:00pm.

    Location: Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton, MA

    Questions: Gan.Keshet@CBINorthampton.org

    Cost: Free, but please RSVP.

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  20. Pamela Smith said,

    November 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    KINDERGARTEN 2017!!! We all do well with thoughtful transitions! Northampton is starting to welcome next year’s kindergartners now. If you live in Florence, Leeds, or Northampton, and your child is turning 5 on or before August 31, 2017, then the Northampton Public Schools would love to answer your questions.

    Each elementary school hosts an information night:
    — Bridge Street School — Nov. 29, 6:30-7:30
    — Jackson Street School — Nov. 30, 6:30-7:30
    — Leeds Elementary School — Dec 1, 6:30-7:30
    — Ryan Road School — Dec. 6, 6:30-7:30

    For more information please contact Barbara Black, Early Education Director, 413-587-1471 or bblack@northampton-k12.us.

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  21. November 17, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Summer Camp and video presentation! Parents, teens and kids welcome to learn about awesome URJ Jewish overnight summer camps of the Union for Reform Judaism — including Eisner Camp and Crane Lake Camp (Great Barrington) and URJ 6-Points Sci-Tech Academy (Boston). Featuring kids and Rabbi Liz Hirsch (assistant director), and Rabbi Riqi Kosovske who have experienced the magic.

    Sunday, Nov. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 130 Pine Street, Florence.
    All welcome! Questions, snack, and scholarship info will be available.
    More info too at http://urjyouth.org/programdirectory-type/overnight-camp/

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  22. November 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Good Tidings Holiday Show at the Good Purpose Gallery features the striking artworks of Anne and Walter Pasko. Although their art differs in form and nature, direct attention is drawn to each, as if by means of contrast. They have brought new life into the gallery with color, texture, emotion, beauty, and grace. The opening reception is Friday, November 18th, 5:30-7:30 and the exhibit runs through January 2nd.

    The Holiday Show also showcases one of a kind holiday gifts created by local artists. Add some unique to your decor by purchasing and supporting a local creative artist. We have more personal items such as:
    Michael Vincent Bushy’s incredible handmade journals,
    Sennin Seko’s (Mountain Spirit Jewelry) much sought after jewelry,
    Jan Carbaneau’s (Berkshire Fabrications) gorgeous, cozy, and upcycled mittens along with her stunning purses made from silk ties.
    Linda Baker-Cimini’s active mind has been creating more fantastic and whimsical drawings for her books and posters.

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  23. Sam said,

    November 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Gingerbread Build on Saturday,December 3rd from 1-4pm at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton. Join us for a family-friendly afternoon filled with frosting and fun! Gingerbread and icing will be provided — bring any decorations you want to build your inspired creation! Fundraise online and register your team of up to four before the event by making a minimum donation of $100. Registration forms and minimum entry donation are due by Tuesday, November 29. For more information or questions about registration, call 413-586-5430 or email amy@pvhabitat.org. Thank you for helping to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for qualified families in the Pioneer Valley!

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  24. Katie said,

    November 16, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Gorge après Gorge 5k trail run and free family fun walk!

    November 27th: 9:30 am for the run, 11:00 for the walk
    at the Chesterfield Gorge in Chesterfield, MA

    Join us for the best little run in the Hilltowns. Handmade hats as prizes, lots of families, just plain awesome. Prizes for overall and age group winners. Timed race with unique top finisher awards (hand-knitted and crocheted hats!). All finishers receive a cookie medal. A raffle with great prizes from local businesses benefits Hilltown Land Trust, who is co-sponsoring the event. All are welcome (no dogs please).

    Stick around afterwards for hot beverages and a community potluck! Please bring treats to share.

    TRAIL DESCRIPTION: A well-marked course, the dirt fireroad is a slightly hilly out and back along the Wild and Scenic Westfield River, starting at the Chesterfield Gorge.

    Come celebrate the love of life and running: seize the day!

    Register now at Run Reg: https://www.runreg.com/gorge-apres-gorge

    $15 (discount for Hilltown Land Trust and The Trustees members) for individual race preregistration ($25 day-of registration)

    FREE for children under 9 and under
    FREE for the walk

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  25. Margaret said,

    November 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Shelburne Falls Farmers Market: Autumn Market
    Sunday, November 20th 11:00 – 3:00
    at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School (75 Mechanic St., Shelburne Falls)

    The Shelburne Falls Autumn Farmers Market will feature items from local farms, eateries, artisans, and churches. Items offered for sale will include: fresh produce, local frozen meats, fresh baked items, jams, jellies, marmalade, pickles, popcorn, wool products, plants, bodywork, maple products, leather work, local crafts, and a tea cup auction of local products. There will also be live music all afternoon: Pat and Tex LaMountain (11:00 – 1:00) and Sonny Crawford (1:00 – 3:00). Come catch up with friends and neighbors, have lunch, tap your toes to good music, and get your holiday fixings! Parking and admission is free.

    For more information, visit: https://shelburnefallsfarmersmarket.org

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  26. November 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    An Old Fashioned Christmas Returns to the Bryant Homestead-Helpers Needed

    Step back in time for an Old Fashioned Christmas at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead-tour, shop, eat, drink and be merry. Enjoy, then stay for a merry 2 hours as a volunteer.

    We need you to help ensure this event provides great experiences and memories for all. Assistance in our gift shop, as room greeters and with refreshments needed. Event passes available for volunteers. 2-4 hr shifts. Teens welcome. Contact tbeasley@thetrustees.org or visit http://www.thetrustees.org/volunteer for more information.

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  27. Hilary Emerson Lay said,

    November 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Hi all! It’s Hilary from Bread Euphoria Bakery & Café in Haydenville, here to tell you about this Saturday’s live music.

    The Cartoon Moons will be here this Saturday, November 19, from 5:30-7:30. The Cartoon Moons (Dave Franklin and Hannah Elliott) is a musical duo based in the Pioneer Valley. They perform a unique mix of both original songs and covers blending various instruments including guitar, harmonica, clarinet, concertina, tambourine, and vocals. Their sound is smooth and heartfelt, with close harmonies and beautiful, aching melodies.

    We have table service starting at 5, so come in for a meal and a drink!

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  28. November 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Cooking with Parents & Grandparents II –Lunch Time
    Monday, December 5, 2016
    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Contact: Rochel Leah Kosofsky
    LYA
    1148 Converse Street
    Longmeadow, MA 01106
    No Charge
    Grab your chef’s hat as Cooking with Parents and Grandparents continues. This year LYA’s cooking experience will take participants on a journey through Meal Time Munchies . Meal Time Munchies II will have young chefs and their families focusing on lunch foods and will include: wraps, soup, a salad bar and infused water. In addition to good food there will be crafts to make that are connected to the Meal Time Munchies theme. This program is free and open to the public. Cooking with Parents and Grandparents is a family education program that is funded with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Reservations are requested but not required.

    Part II will be held at 1148 Converse Street in Longmeadow. Please call 413-567-8665 or email info@lya.org to reserve your spot.

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  29. November 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    “Bim Bam Ahavah” is here! Saturday, Nov 19, 10:15-11:15 a.m. with challah, juice and snack.
    Our new morning group for families with young kids especially 0-3 years old, led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi. Explore the Sabbath through joyous singing, movement and stories. Our first event last week was fabulous! All welcome, please join us. 1st event is free.
    Held at 130 Pine Street, Florence.

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  30. Katie said,

    November 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Photos and Pie! Exhibit opening for the Hilltown Land Trust Fall Photo Contest: Hilltown Flora & Fauna

    November 20th
    3:00-4:30pm
    Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield, MA
    FREE!

    Everyone is welcome to join us at the opening of our Fall Photo Contest exhibit. Meet and celebrate the photographers and their lovely art, and enjoy pie and refreshments.

    Please RSVP to hltoutreach@thetrustees.org or 413-628-4485 ext 4

    Katie Carr, MassLIFT-AmeriCorps Community Engagement Coordinator at Hilltown Land Trust

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1286111804778208/

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  31. November 14, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Please join us for an afternoon of:

    Cocoa and Shopping
    Vendor and Craft Fair
    Sunderland Elementary School
    1 Swampfield Drive
    Sunderland

    Sunday, November 20 from 1:30 – 4:30

    Get your holiday shopping done while supporting local crafters and vendors and enjoying FREE Hot Cocoa!

    Tupperware
    LuLaRoe Leggings
    Usborne Books
    Handmade Rustic Wooden Picture Frames by Route47 Crafts
    Magnolia & Vine Snap Jewelry
    Wildlife and Scenic Photography by Dale Monette
    Handmade Jewelry and Fairy House Kits by Patty Schell
    Mary Kay

    PTO Table with Farmy, Fresh & Fun hoodies, tshirts, water bottles and more; Wreaths, and Pieropan trees
    Raffle for items and baskets from vendors above
    Sixth Grade Bake Sale
    And more….

    We will be right down the hall from the Cookies & Canvas event, being held from 2:00 – 4:00. Come to shop while your child creates a beautiful masterpiece! Cost is $30 for the first child/$25 for each additional child. Pre-registration is necessary for Cookies & Canvas. Please contact sunderlandPTO@gmail.com to pre-register.

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  32. Gail Lansky said,

    November 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    What’s Jewish About Thanksgiving?
    Explore traditional and creative ways to express gratitude through story, song and art.

    PJ Pals @LGA: Hands-on Jewish Activities for 3-5 year olds.
    Sunday, November 20 @ 10:00am-11:30am (tumble and schmooze follows the craft activity).

    Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect St., Northampton, MA
    All are welcome. $5.00 suggested family donation.

    For more information: LanderGrinspoon.org or 413.584.6622

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  33. Jessica Corwin said,

    November 10, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Smith College Orchestra Children’s Concert
    Saturday, November 19th, 5 pm.
    FREE and recommended for all ages! (Full-length formal concert at 8 pm)
    Featuring Night on Bald Mountain and excerpts from Pictures At An Exhibition by Mussorgsky.
    Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall building, 144 Green Street, Northampton.
    https://www.smith.edu/smitharts/calendar.php

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  34. JRS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC said,

    November 10, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Make This Holiday Season One To Remember On Sunday Dec 4th 2016 at 1:00 pm With Americano Swingin’ Rockabilly Christmas Extravaganza !!!

    The Tank American Legion Post 185
    478 Springfield Street
    Agawam, Massachusetts 01030
    Adult Tickets: $10.00
    Ages 20 & Under Free
    Ticket Price Includes Cheese & Crackers and assortment of Snacks..
    Full Menu With Holiday Specials Available..

    You can Purchase Tickets in Person at The Tank American Legion
    or call (413) 301-0944 to purchase tickets over the phone..
    OR
    ****Purchase Tickets Online**** http://rockabillychristmas.brownpapertickets.com/

    Capture Once In A Lifetime Holiday Memories This Year With A Show The Entire Family Will Enjoy ! Complete With A Holiday Landscape Of Christmas Trees, Presents, And All Your Favorite Christmas Songs Done Up Rockabilly Style ! And Of Course It Wouldn’t Be A Christmas Show Without An Appearance By Santa Himself !! Kids can also get their picture taken with Santa !! Here is a sample of the songs you’ll hear; Jingle Bells, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland,Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Rockabilly Rudolph, Jingle Bell Rock, Here Comes Santa Claus, Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! And Many More

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  35. November 9, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Hilltown Family Center is planning a series of parenting education workshops:

    November 18 (10am-12pm) Toddler Brain Development, with Scott Noyes, Parent Educator
    November 29 (6pm-8pm) The Blue Brain with Scott Noyes, Parent Educator
    December 2 (10am-12pm) Children’s Self-Esteem – How to Build It, with Maryann Walsh
    December 9 (10am-12pm) Discipline – What Techniques Work with Maryann Walsh
    December 14 (10am-12pm) Toddler Brain Development, Part 2 with Scott Noyes
    December 16 (10am-12pm) The Effects of Trauma and Stress on the Developing Brain,
    December 21 (10am-12pm) Feeding the Developing Brain, Scott Noyes Parent Educator

    This series is free and open to all caregivers/parents and is sponsored by a generous grant from the Children’s Trust, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and the Hilltown Community Health Center. Childcare will be provided. We meet at the Hilltown Family Center, 9 Russell Road, (Route 20) in Huntington. To register, please contact Susan LeBarron, Hilltown Family Center Coordinator, at 667-2203, ext. 311 or slebarron@hchcweb.org.

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  36. November 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    The Bement School is hosting an Open House for families interested in learning more about Bement’s kindergarten program. The Open House will include a campus tour, observation of a kindergarten class, and a question and answer session with our Head of School, Lower School Head, Director of Admission, and current kindergarten teacher. The Open House will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 8:30-10:30 am. Please call the admission office at 413-774-4209 to RSVP so we know to expect you. If November 15 is not convenient, Bement will have kindergarten Open Houses on January 18 and February 9. More information about The Bement School can be found at http://www.bement.org.

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  37. Robert Aubin said,

    November 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Sunday Breakfast – Berkshire Lodge of Masons

    The Berkshire Lodge of Masons, 63 Center Street in Adams (The Elks Lodge Building), will be putting on a Sunday Breakfast on Sunday November 13 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

    The cost is $7 for Adults, $4 for children under 12.

    Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and much more.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/240055939745402/

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  38. ldowningforbeslibraryorg said,

    November 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    The next Forbes Library Scientific Kids Club meeting is Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 pm. We will be meeting in the Watson Room on the mezzanine level of Forbes Library. Together we will be investigating a library mystery, and we will be using basic chemistry to solve the case. It will strengthen your child’s knowledge and excitement about scientific discovery. This club is free of charge and is open to kids ages 8-11 (give or take). For more information contact the library at 413-587-1010 or info@forbeslibrary.org

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  39. November 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    The Hatfield Mental Health Awareness Committee Presents:
    Managing Seasonal Stress and Anxiety
    November 17th 6-8 pm

    Hatfield Elementary School 33 Main Street, Hatfield
    Childcare is available (pizza will be available for children)

    Keynote speaker, Karin Jeffers, will offer insight into managing stress and anxiety during the holiday and winter seasons followed by a question and answer session with guest panelists. Topics include: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), college application and transitional stress, managing grief and loss and coping with loneliness during the holiday season.

    This event is free and open to the community!

    For more information please contact Jean Hobbie at jhobbie @hatfieldps.net

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  40. Hilary Emerson Lay said,

    November 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Hi All!

    It’s Hilary from Bread Euphoria, letting you all know about yet another Saturday night of fun, free live music!

    This weekend we have The Johnny Memphis Band making their Bread Euphoria debut. And Katherine First is their fiddler! Stop by for dinner!

    Read more about the band here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1720028361570278/

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  41. Ed Kaler said,

    November 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Home School- Rocks and Minerals Mini-course

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Class dates and times:
    • Wed, Nov 30, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Dec 07, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Wed, Dec 14, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Audience: Children (suitable for children 5 – 10 years)
    Members: $75.00
    Nonmembers: $90.00

    Do you have a home schooler who loves science and is 5 to 10 years old? If so, the education staff at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary would like to help with your science curriculum through our exciting, engaging, and hands-on nature programs.

    This mini-course, nestled between holidays, will give your home schooler a chance to slow down and focus on the unique properties of rock and minerals. We’ll play a rock cycle game, learn about formation and types, and participate in a fun identification challenge.

    Instructions and Directions:
    All indoor spaces will be nut-free. This is designed as a drop-off program, however, well behaved parents and siblings are welcome if necessary for your student’s success.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  42. Ed Kaler said,

    November 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Adult and Teen Nature Printing

    Sun, Nov 20, 2016 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Instructor: Leonore Alaniz – Artist

    Audience: All (suitable for children 12 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $45.00, Child $45.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $55.00, Child $55.00

    This instantly rewarding art-science technique has a long and charming history. It permits the artful documentation of anatomical details on diverse surfaces with simple tools and materials. Participants learn about collecting and storing plant specimens and how to embellish imprints with colors or calligraphy. Leonore is a designer/artisan who has taught and exhibited widely for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Nature Printing Society (www.natureprintingsociety.org )

    Instructions and Directions:
    Fee includes all materials
    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  43. Ed Kaler said,

    November 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Botanical Printing for Families Session 1
    Sun, Nov 20, 2016 9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Botanical Printing for Families Session 2
    Sun, Nov 20, 2016 11:00 am – 12:30 am

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Instructor: Leonore Alaniz – Artist
    Audience: Family (suitable for children 5 – 14 years)

    Fees: Both sessions have the same fees. Each session is paid for separately.
    Members: Adult free, Child $10.00
    Nonmembers: Adult free, Child $15.00

    Together, children and parents will learn how to imprint plant parts on a surface to create beautiful work. Because we collaborate with nature, mistakes are impossible! We will cover tree and vegetable leaves with non-toxic ink, and create at least one frame-able image on paper, and another one on a small prayer flag to fly in the wind.

    Instructions and Directions:
    All materials are included.
    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  44. Ed Kaler said,

    November 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Nature’s Harvest At Laughing Brook
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Location: Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 793 Main St., Hampden, MA 01036

    Instructor: Kevin Kopchynski – Photographer and Naturalist
    Audience: Family (suitable for children 4 – 16 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

    Our ancestors harvested cultivated fields as well as nuts and berries from the natural world. If you look around, you will see squirrels and chipmunks harvesting the bounty of nuts that have fallen from oak, beech, hickory, and hazelnut trees. Enjoy a walk at Laughing Brook as you learn about plants that can be harvested and the uses of these plants.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Please dress to be outdoors.
    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  45. November 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    11/12 “Calling in the Snow” Ski Trail Workday

    The Farmer’s Almanac says we are “on track” for normal snowfall this year, and we will have snow in mid/late November! Let’s kick off the season with gusto. Trail clearing and improvements mean safer and more reliable skiing throughout the season, including in poor weather, and we all want more skiing! Come meet other skiers, learn about the upcoming programs & how to become part of TeamNotchview as a volunteer. It’s always fun! Single day family ski passes available to participants. Questions? Call 413 684-0148 or isit http://www.thetrustees.org/volunteer for more info and to sign up.

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  46. beverlys413 said,

    November 3, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Slate Memorial Library, 332 Main Rd in Gill, the offers a sweet and quiet story hour every Thursday at 10 am. Please come and enjoy the country setting and the changing themes and activities! Free.

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  47. Martha Ebner said,

    November 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Free November 5 Family Day at the Smith College Museum of Art

    On Saturday, November 5 from 12:30-3:30 pm, all are welcome to time-hop through the museum! Begin your journey in the current show, When in Rome: Prints & Photographs, 1550–1900. Continue your trek through the museum’s galleries, exploring art and architecture from around the world in a variety of hands-on activities. You won’t believe what’s on the schedule for the day–check it out: smith.edu/artmuseum/events

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  48. Anne said,

    November 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    FREE Try Hockey for all kids ages 4 and up Saturday, Nov 12

    Mullins Center, UMASS Amherst

    From: Karen
    Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 1:34 PM
    Subject: Final Try Hockey for Free Event: Nov. 12

    Help us spread the word!

    Our final Try Hockey for Free event for the year happens Saturday, November 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Mullins Community Rink for all children ages 4 and up.

    Here’s text for blogs, Facebook pages, etc.:
    The Amherst Hockey Association is hosting Try Hockey for Free Day at the UMass Mullins Center Community Rink Saturday, November 12 from 1-3 p.m. For children ages 4 and up. No skating experience required. Free skate rentals; bring winter gloves and a bicycle or hockey helmet. For more information, contact Dan Feldman at mbedan@comcast.net

    Text if you tweet:
    Amherst Hockey is hosting Try Hockey for Free Day, UMass Community Rink, Nov. 12 from 1-3 pm. For kids ages 4+

    http://amhersthockey.org

    Many thanks,
    Karen Skolfield & Dan Feldman
    Amherst Hockey Association

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  49. Anne said,

    November 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    HOMESCHOOL ICE SKATING MULLINS CENTER, UMASS AMHERST
    ******************************CASH OR CHECKS ONLY

    Friday, Nov. 4: 11:00am to 1:00pm (note the change in time for this day only)**

    Friday, Nov. 11: 11:30am to 1:30pm**

    Friday, Nov 18: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Friday, Dec. 2: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Friday, Dec. 16: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Friday, Dec. 23: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Friday, Dec. 30: 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Children MUST be accompanied by adults, and the adults skate for free with paid Children’s admission.
    Children: $5, skate rental is free with paid admission.
    Parents & Guardians: Free admission and skate rental when accompanying children
    CASH OR CHECKS ONLY
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton

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  50. Bonny Lamontagne said,

    November 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Breakfast with Santa
    Saturday December 10th
    Pulaski Club, 79 Maple St, Easthampton, MA
    Come enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, and many other holiday characters!!!
    The buffet will include breakfast items such as pancakes, sausage, a pancake topping bar with chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, whip cream, and syrup; along with coffee, and juice.
    Every child will receive a small gift from Santa Claus
    2 seatings: 9:00 am or 11:00 am
    Adults $9 & Children(12 and under) $7
    (Children 2 and under eat FREE)
    Tickets are available at Pulaski Club
    *ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY*
    Special promotion, RSVP a table for $90 -includes 10 tickets and a table next to Santa! “Only 5 RSVP tables available/ seating”
    *Fundraiser for The Easthampton Toy Program

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  51. Anna Sobel said,

    November 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Talking Hands Theatre presents
    Fairies of the Seasons

    Saturday November 5
    10-11am

    Shutesbury Town Hall
    1 Cooleyville Road
    Shutesbury

    In this magical show, set on a handmade dress that twirls as the year turns, each season has its own fairy that takes care of changing the natural world accordingly. That is, until a grumpy gnome decides to rearrange all the season fairies, so things will stay the same all year round. Beautiful handmade fairy puppets and hand-felted animals invite young children to move, sing, and help the fairies of each season as they try to find their way back. Recommended for ages 2-7.

    We will have an opportunity to make our own fairies after the performance!

    Funded by a grant from the Shutesbury Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, offered in collaboration with the Community Network for Children program.

    Anna Sobel

    http://www.talkinghandstheatre.com

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  52. Gail Lansky said,

    October 31, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Looking for a warm and welcoming school?

    Lander-Grinspoon Academy, 257 Prospect Street, Northampton, is opening its doors to prospective families on Monday, November 7 at 8:15am to sing, celebrate the end of the Jewish Sabbath and showcase student’s performances. Can’t make the 8:15 start time? Come for a tour at 8:45. Questions, contact GLansky@LanderGrinspoon.org. This event is free. LanderGrinspoon.org

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  53. Pam Victor said,

    October 31, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly improv comedy show for the whole family. Best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, November 19th at 4pm.  Located at Eastworks’ Community Room (Suite 160) 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton. Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids (3 yrs and under free), $30/Family Max. Purchase tickets online or at the door (*cash or check only at the door please*) For more info visit http://www.happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1191642097568504/

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2705207

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  54. Pam Victor said,

    October 31, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    More Improv, More Better Jam & Showcase: Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games lead by Happier Valley Comedy friends. Plus a showcase set featuring an up-and-coming improv team. Saturday, November 12th NEW LOCATION: 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton MA 01027)at 10-11pm. (Directly following the Happier Valley Comedy Show.) Free show (one drink minimum.) For more info http://www.happiervalley.com or info@happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/999207260206338/

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  55. Pam Victor said,

    October 31, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show Monthly Show Saturday November 12th. NEW LOCATION! 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton MA 01027) at 8:00pm. (Doors open at 7:30pm.) Tickets $13 at the door and $10 in advance online at http://hvcsnov12.brownpapertickets.com/ For show info email info@happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1838954186319597/

    http://hvcsnov12.brownpapertickets.com/

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  56. October 31, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Tinkergarten’s Annual Lantern Walk

    Our Tinkergarten Fall Lantern Walk is free and open to all and is designed to help kids, big and small, welcome and see the beauty in the darkness of the end of Daylight Saving time (aka “Fall back”). We begin making a circle as we light our lanterns, sing songs, and walk with our lanterns along a lantern-lined trail at the park. This simple but enchanting program has been a favorite of Tinkergarten families for several years. FREE. Sunday, November 6, 5 p.m., Groff Park, Amherst, MA. Register at tinkergarten.com/classes/3835.

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  57. October 31, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Mary Poppins
    Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, Bay Path University, Longmeadow MA

    She’s practically perfect in every way! This fall, Mary Poppins flies over the rooftops of London and onto the Bay Path stage in the most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical event of the season. The heartwarming tale, based on the beloved books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking production numbers, and astonishing stagecraft are poised to dazzle and delight theatergoers of all ages again, like never before. Come believe in the magic and discover an irresistible world where anything can happen if you let it!

    Following the performance, there will be a meet and greet with each of the characters.

    SHOWTIMES:
    Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 pm
    Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm

    RUNTIME:
    2 Hours and 45 Minutes (includes one intermission)

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $12.00
    Senior Citizens: $8.00
    Children (up to age 18): $5.00
    Family Bundle (2 Adults and 2 Children): $30.00 (with code “FamilyBundle”)
    College Students with ID: Free

    But tickets online at Baypath.tix.com or visit/call the Student Information Desk (413) 565-1307.

    Mary Poppins’ Magical Craftiscal Emporium | Mrs. Corry’s Perfectionary Confectionary
    One hour before each performance.
    Step right up and step in time to the jolliest pre-show holiday in town! Pop by up to one hour before each performance to create your own kite, color in your favorite characters, build a bird feeder and hear an abridged retelling of this whimsical Walt Disney tale. Be sure to visit Mrs. Corry’s Perfectionary Confectionary for show-related treats!

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  58. October 31, 2016 at 2:06 am

    NOFA/Mass – Winter Conference 2017

    http://www.nofamass.org/events/wc

    Go deeper into your winter study sessions at the upcoming NOFA/MASS Winter Conference at Worcester State University on January 14th, 2017! Our full program of adult, teen and children’s courses will be just what you need to prepare for your next growing cycle!

    There will be a film series, a raffle and plenty of conversation to be had amongst the 1000 farmers, gardeners and activists working to create a more organic friendly world!

    You can also discover more than 80 excellent vendors at our Trade Show where you can find tools, techniques and more information to support your study and take your project to the next level. We recruit the best resources we can find in Massachusetts to support your projects.

    Tap into the resources of more than 70 popular workshops and experts from the field on organic farming, gardening, landscaping, homesteading, DIY skill building and soil/human/animal health.

    This year’s keynote speaker will be Paul Kaiser from Singing Frogs Farm in Sonoma County, CA. Paul and his wife Elizabeth have been successfully demonstrating how to produce high volume, high quality vegetables in an inspiring no-till system since 2007.

    Interested in a more concentrated study program? Register for the conference and sign up for the all day intensive – a deep dive into no-till farming. During the seminar, Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser will co-present the ecologically diverse farming techniques that have led to years of successful food production and a sustainable livelihood.

    Valuable and practical techniques utilized to grow this ecological farm are on the agenda. The Kaisers will take an in-depth look at establishing and maintaining beds and fields, how to transition from one crop to the next in a no-till system, and take you from the basics and beyond of managing an intensive, no-till system.

    Please also consider joining NOFA/MASS for a quaint post-conference fundraising dinner with Paul and Elizabeth. What better way to end the day than by connecting and enjoying a community dinner together. When you contribute, you raise critical funds to help NOFA/MASS continue supporting amazing agricultural and food access programs.

    Registration opens October 15th, and includes an amazing organic lunch!

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  59. Anne said,

    October 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    FREE OEB Science Cafe Amherst

    11/10 Dr. Brian Umberger – How and Why We Walk Upright: the Evolution of Human Locomotion

    12/8 Dr. Alex Gerson – Surfing a Heat Wave: the Challenges Faced by Migratory and Desert Birds in a Changing Climate

    All at The Nacul Center, 592 Main Street, Amherst, MA at 6pm to 7pm.
    https://oebsciencecafe.org
    “We” the organizers are a group of graduate students and faculty in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With the Science Cafe, our primary goal is to engage the broader community in science discourse outside University walls, with a target audience of adult, non-scientific community members (kids enjoy our Cafes as well though!). We run our events throughout the academic year, typically hosting once a month. All events are free, open, and targeted to the public.

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  60. ldowningforbeslibraryorg said,

    October 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Grand Mural Unveiling
    Forbes Library
    Saturday November 5th, at 10:00 am

    Join us in celebrating the completion of the new mural in the children’s department. Winding its way up the staircase to the main floor, the mural celebrates the city of Northampton, local children’s book authors, and the joy of reading.

    Mural creator and painter Jarrett Krosoczka (author of Lunch Lady, Platypus Police Squad, and others) will do a reading, and Broadside Bookshop will have his newest book, Jedi Academy: A New Class, available for sale. This event is free and open to all. There will also be snacks!

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  61. October 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    BABY & ME yoga at Forbes Library
    Wednesdays, 10-1045am through 12/7/16

    DESCRIPTION: Class is designed to help caregivers with pains associated with child rearing. Some poses will be done with baby and massage techniques will also be shown. All levels welcome and newborns through crawlers welcome.

    Suggested donation $5

    http://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event.php?id=1165594&hs=a

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  62. October 27, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    FREE Kids Yoga in Hatfield

    ONLY ONE MORE SATURDAY – 10/29, 10-1030am @ Hatfield Public Library

    DESCRIPTION: Please join us as we welcome Kenzie Pause for Yoga in October! This is open to kids ages 3-10. No registration is required. Feel free to call the library (413-247-9097) or email kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com with any questions.

    https://hatfieldkids.wordpress.com/yoga/

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  63. Christina said,

    October 23, 2016 at 5:26 am

    (Thank you for considering posting this event!)

    BimBam: Bilingual Music and Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson!

    This highly interactive bilingual Spanish/English program will engage the whole family with hand gestures, dancing, puppets, instruments, scarves, and call and response songs. Laurie draws on her background as a bilingual teacher and director of Mucho Gusto Spanish to create a dynamic duo with guitarist Tom Carroll. Their repertoire includes traditional and new favorites about farm animals, counting, greetings, parts of the body, and of course, their Rainbow Macarena, all mixed with a good dose of silliness. The program encourages participation through catchy melodies, simple phrases, and movement. Come sing along and have fun!

    When? Friday, November 11 at 10:30 am

    Who? Geared toward children ages 0-5 with caregivers — but fun for the whole family!

    Where? Full Circle School, 21 Paramenter Road, Bernardston

    Questions? Call or email John Friends at Full Circle School (413) 648-9468, fullcircleschool1973@gmail.com

    This is a FREE event!

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  64. kristen forrest said,

    October 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Festivities
    sponsored by AtoZ Science & Learning Store
    Friday, October 28th
    6-8:30
    PTA Community Event
    Hatfield Elementary School, 33 Main Street
    $12 entrance fee includes:
    TRUNK or TREAT
    Costume Contests with Prizes
    Monster Dash
    Crafts
    Music & Dancing

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  65. October 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    FREE Ukulele Lesson with Julie at the Hatfield Public Library on Saturday, November 19th at 11 am! Julie brings 20 ukulele’s with her for students to follow along.

    Please contact the library for additional info or check out our Facebook Page or website: hatfieldpubliclibrary.org
    Phone: 413-247-9097
    Email: kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

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  66. October 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    FREE 3D Printer Event at the Hatfield Public Library

    November 5th at 10 am with MakerspaceWorkshops. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Kids and Teens will be able to design their own 3D image to be printed. Check out our Facebook Page or our website for more info: hatfieldpubliclibrary.org

    Contact the library to sign up! 39 Main St., Hatfield 01038
    Phone: 413-247-9097
    or Email: kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

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  67. October 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    FREE Kids yoga at the Hatfield Public Library Saturday’s in October at 10 am! Kenzie Pause will lead kids age 3-10 through a fun and interactive practice. Join us October 22nd and 29th!

    39 Main Street, Hatfield 01038
    Phone: 413-247-9097
    Email: kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

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  68. Nancy Farber said,

    October 20, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Cushman Scott Children’s Center Fall Festival- Saturday, October 29 10 AM-2 PM 71 Henry Street North Amherst 413-549-1167. Anna Sobel Puppet Show 10:30 AM, Jay Mankita and Mojo the Magician 11:30 AM.. craft vendors, food booths, free admission!

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  69. Pamela Smith said,

    October 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    NEW MotherWoman Postpartum Mom’s Circle!
    EVERY TUESDAY FROM 10:00-11:30
    Starting 10/25 in Northampton

    A free, drop-in support group for pregnant women and mothers up to 1 year postpartum. Positive, Understanding, Supportive!!!

    Talk with other moms about:
    – The adjustment to motherhood at all levels
    – Balancing day-to-day self and baby care
    – The entire range of feelings from depression, anxiety, or overwhelm to love & joy

    Location: Criterion Child Enrichment Center at the Stop & Shop Plaza, 228 King Street, Northampton
    Contact: 413-587-1471

    Free snacks and free childcare for toddlers up to age 4; on bus route.

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  70. Melissa Adams said,

    October 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    HRHS Drama Company presents.. SHERLOCK HOLMES!

    Friday Oct 28 at 7pm
    Sat Oct 29 at 5:30pm
    Sun Oct 30 at 2pm

    General Admission $8; Children, Students, Seniors $5
    Hampshire Regional High School Auditorium, 19 Stage Rd. Westhampton

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  71. October 20, 2016 at 9:11 am

    The Northampton Education Foundation is celebrating our 25th anniversary! Join us on November 12th for The Re-Prom ( you can go back!) 7:30-11:00 at the Florence VFW. Catering by Seth Mias and music from the Mike Hooker Experience ( it will be there final concert!) Tickets are $25, available at the door and at Serio’s, State St. and Cooper’s.

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  72. October 20, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Come to the Chesterfield Haunted House. This year it looks like a circus has come to town. It will be open Oct 29 and 30 6:00-9:30 at 401 Main Rd Chesterfield. There is a $2 suggested donation for admission.

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  73. October 20, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Chesterfield Rag Shag Parade will be Oct 30 at 5:00. We will line up at the old Davenport School and march to the old Town Hall. (401 Main Rd). A costume contest and Halloween themed games will follow. Everyone is welcome.

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  74. homeshuling said,

    October 20, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Shabbat Shabloom in the Sukkah! Saturday, October 22 at 10am on Abundance Farm in Northampton. Celebrate the end the week with a joyful morning of music and movement with Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer – especially for ages 0-5. Stay to stroll the farm, play on the playground and enjoy grape juice and homemade challah. All are welcome – RAIN OR SHINE. Abundance Farm is located at Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect Street in Northampton, across the street from the YMCA. For more information, contact Amy@abundancefarm.org or join the Shabbat Shabloom! Facebook group.

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  75. Ed Kaler said,

    October 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 East St., Easthampton

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 – 5 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child free
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

    Join us for the perfect introduction to nature. This one-hour hike will enable your child or children, birth to 5 years old, to gently discover the natural world around them and give you skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. This is an opportunity to explore the changing nature and beauty of Arcadia with your youngster each month.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Please dress for the weather, we will be outdoors the whole time.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  76. Ed Kaler said,

    October 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Moonlight Meander
    Mon, Nov 14, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 East St., Easthampton

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 6 – 12 years)
    Members: Adult $6.00, Child $6.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $8.00

    Enjoy an evening walk in the woods by the light of the full moon as you learn about nocturnal animals and their survival techniques.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  77. Hilary Emerson Lay said,

    October 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Hi there! This is Hilary from Bread Euphoria in Haydenville, and I wanted to let everyone know that we’ll have free Halloween and fall-themed face painting at the café this Saturday from 10-3!

    Emma of Mask Makers Face Painting will have a variety of Halloween and fall-themed designs, from bats and black cats to glittery autumn leaves and pumpkins! (Adults are also welcome to have their faces painted!).

    Check out samples of Emma’s work on our events page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/661899420644727/

    See you there!

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  78. Dianne Cutillo said,

    October 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Adams Lions to Host Children’s Halloween Parade
    The Adams Lions Club’s annual Halloween Parade for children will step off on Sunday, Oct. 30, from the Adams Community Bank at Center and Myrtle Streets and end in the Depot Street/Adams Visitors Center parking lot. Children, in costume, are asked to gather at 3:45 pm at the Adams Community Bank Center Street parking lot (across from Big Y).

    The parade begins at 4 pm, with marchers heading from Center Street to the east side of Park Street, then turning right onto East Maple Street to the visitors center parking lot, where the Adams Lions Club trailer will serve cider donuts and Halloween treats and the club will award prizes for the best costumes. There is no charge for the event or refreshments.

    “Adams Lions are delighted to carry on the tradition, launched in 1945, of hosting a Halloween parade for children,” said Patricia Socha, Adams Lions Club Parade Co-Chair. The parade and refreshments are free and offered by the Lions to support youth.

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  79. October 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Altered Brushes Art Reception
    Calendar

    WHEN: November 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    WHERE: Good Purpose Gallery
    GOOD PURPOSE GALLERY
    Join us for the Moment’s House fundraiser: Altered Brushes Art Reception. Come see, on display, what artists have created with a 4 inch wooden housepainting brush! All proceeds benefit our local families impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

    Mission Statement:

    Our mission is to provide complementary support to all Berkshire County families who have been impacted by cancer including children, adults, friends & caregivers. Moments House is a place to gather, to learn, share experiences and support one another along the way.

    We are a registered 501(c)3 public charity offering a homelike setting where all Berkshire County families impacted by a cancer diagnosis can come together to gather information, comfort and support from one another.

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  80. Ida Weiss said,

    October 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Dance for Kindness 2016 (Get up and DANCE!)

    WHEN: Sunday, November 13th, 1:30 pm
    WHERE: Thornes Marketplace, Northampton
    WHAT: 7 minute Kindness flash mob

    All ages are welcome to kick off World Kindness Week and participate in Dance for Kindness, a choreographed, international flash mob to spread compassion and unite the community. Participants learn a simple dance, attend a rehearsal, and join community members to perform the flashmob, along with thousands of people around the world. This is an all-inclusive event: no dance experience needed!

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  81. Anne said,

    October 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    FREE Spectrum A Cappella to perform!
    THIS SATURDAY (10/15)
    October Concert Series Saturdays in October at 4:00p.m.
    Florence Church Sanctuary
    130 Pine Street
    Florence, MA
    Free Admission
    All Donations to benefit The Cancer Connection

    Spectrum will be performing on Saturday, October 15th, along with other area musicians. Please come and support them!

    More Information:
    http://www.cancer-connection.org

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  82. October 14, 2016 at 11:14 am

    The Everyone Has a Voice concert will take place on Sunday, November 20, at 3 pm, at First Churches, Northampton. In the spirit of Whole Children and Woody Guthrie, the concert unites singers with and without disabilities to work toward the common goal of performing in concert.

    Tickets are $15 each or $50 for a family four-pack.

    Whole Children is a Pathlight program and provides social and recreation programs for kids and teens of all abilities, particularly those with special needs. The Everyone Has a Voice concert is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    DETAILS:

    Date: 20 November 2016

    Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

    Location: First Churches of Northampton; 129 Main St. Northampton, MA 01060

    Facebook Event Link: https://facebook.com/events/904675263009537/

    For additional information, please contact Brittany Brown at (413)-585-8010 or email info@wholechildren.org !

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  83. October 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Folk Dance For Everyone! (a free workshop)
    Fostering Community Through Music and Movement.
    Wednesday October 18, 3:30 – 5pm
    Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School
    1 Industrial Pkwy, Easthampton 413-529-7178

    This active workshop is for anyone seeking to build community and cooperation in a group, including classroom teachers, specialists, and community members. Come learn strategies and repertoire to engage people of all ages in songs, games, and dances. No experience necessary!

    Presented by Music and movement teacher, Marguerite Durant and Staff from the Country Dance and Song Society.

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  84. Hilary Emerson Lay said,

    October 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hilary here from Bread Euphoria!

    We have fun live music this Saturday (10/15) with Ray Mason from 6-8 PM!

    A staple of the Pioneer Valley music scene, Ray and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. Starting his first band in 1966 and averaging over 100 shows a year, he’s like a teenager with forty-plus years of experience! Ray is also one half of The Lonesome Brothers.

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  85. Kim Loughlin said,

    October 13, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Pioneer Valley Independent School Fair
    WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5-7 pm
    WHERE: The Kittredge Building at The Bement School 94 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA
    HOW: Free and open to the public
    CONTACT: Kim Loughlin in the admission office at Bement at 413-774-4209 if you have any questions.

    Independent schools representing pre-school through grade 12 and post graduate will be on hand to answer questions and provide families information on their schools and programs. Information sessions on topics such as how to apply for financial aid, finding the right match, and advice on applying to schools will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A listing of schools participating in the information event found at http://bement.org/adm_events.html

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  86. Westhampton Public Library said,

    October 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Mysterious Massachusetts
    Event Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 –
    6:00pm to 7:30pm
    Westhampton Public Library

    Every state has its ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem Witch Trials. From sea-side ghosts, to UFOs over the Berkshires, Massachusetts has a rich history of paranormal legend, odd events, and strange denizens. In this workshop, we have a look at some of the most famous of Massachusetts paranormal history. Mysterious Massachusetts will be led by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe of Panels by Geek Gal. Appropriate for adults and tweens/teens.

    Made possible thanks to the Friends of the Westhampton Public Library and the Lyn Keating Programming Fund.

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  87. October 12, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Berkshire Voice
    Calendar
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    WHEN: October 14/15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Repeats
    WHERE: Spectrum Playhouse
    COST: Tickets – $7 / $5 for seniors and students
    FAMILY MUSIC SPECTRUM PLAYHOUSE
    A vocal talent competition in the same style as The Voice! Do you have what it takes to win the big prize?

    Cash prizes! $500 to the first prize winner!
    Doors open at 7PM

    Sign ups and sound check for contestants begins at 6PM
    Tickets – $7 / $5 for seniors and students
    (free admission for contestants)
    Contestants must be ages 15 and up.
    All contestants should be prepared with at least 2 to 3 songs with background track available.
    Call 413 394-5023 OR email : kdemler@cipberkshire.org for more information
    Friday Night: Round 1 — The blind auditions
    Saturday Night: The Finals — Including audience vote for the grand prize winner!

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  88. October 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Families First: Dr. Marmalade at Spectrum Playhouse
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    WHEN: November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    WHERE: Spectrum Playhouse
    COST: Free
    FAMILIES FIRST SERIES FAMILY
    Families first series presents Dr. Marmalade’s adorable and educational puppet show.

    Free (suggested donation $5)

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  89. Shalonda Mabry said,

    October 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Moms in Recovery

    Moms In Recovery is a weekly meeting for any mother who would benefit from a meeting focusing on recovery and parenting.

    Free on-site child care will be provided.

    We meet at 1095 Main Street Springfield MA
    Every Friday from 10:30-11:30

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  90. Shalonda Mabry said,

    October 12, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Story and Craft

    Square One Family Center will have a literacy event along with a craft for children and parents to participate in.

    This event is FREE to the public all ages encouraged to join

    We meet at 1095 Main Street Springfield MA every first and third Wednesday from 10:30-11:30.

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  91. Shalonda Mabry said,

    October 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Square One in collaboration with Home-City-Families offers playgroups every second and fourth Wednesday so children have the opportunity to participate in structured activities focused on science, technology, engineering, art and/or math that fosters a child’s development.

    These playgroups are FREE to all ages.

    We meet at 1095 Main Street Springfield, MA from 10:30-11:30 every second and fourth Wednesday

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  92. October 11, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Our annual coat drive to collect coats for families in the Hilltown community will begin October 17th. This is the 5th year of the coat drive! Over the last four years, the community has generously donated approximately 700 coats and many sets of hats, mittens, gloves, and boots. Many local knitting groups have also provided hand knit mittens and hats over the years. If you would like to contribute, please bring washed, gently-used coats to boxes at the following locations:

    Gateway HS lobby (during normal school hours 7:30- 3:00)
    Gateway Family Ctr. (across from Huntington Fire Dept)
    Huntington Health Center (Route 20) Mon.-Fri 8:00-5:00
    Holy Family Church (Route 20 Russell Center)
    Worthington Health Center (58 Old North Road) Mon-Fri 8-5
    Littleville Elementary Lobby (during school hours)

    Coats will be available for hilltown families starting November 7th at the Hilltown Family Center in Huntington. For questions please call Rachel or Grace LeBarron @ 667-5773 or Diane Meehan @ the Hilltown Family Center, 667-2203 or dmeehan@hchcweb.org

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  93. Anne said,

    October 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    FREE OEB Science Cafe
    October 13 Matthew Boyer Unprotected Pollination 6pm Amherst

    10/13 Matthew Boyer – Unprotected Pollination: How Pollinators Transmit Plant Diseases
    11/10 Dr. Brian Umberger – How and Why We Walk Upright: the Evolution of Human Locomotion
    12/8 Dr. Alex Gerson – Surfing a Heat Wave: the Challenges Faced by Migratory and Desert Birds in a Changing Climate

    All at The Nacul Center, 592 Main Street, Amherst, MA at 6pm to 7pm.
    https://oebsciencecafe.org

    “We” the organizers are a group of graduate students and faculty in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. With the Science Cafe, our primary goal is to engage the broader community in science discourse outside University walls, with a target audience of adult, non-scientific community members (kids enjoy our Cafes as well though!). We run our events throughout the academic year, typically hosting once a month. All events are free, open, and targeted to the public.

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  94. Katie Carr said,

    October 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Hilltown Land Trust’s 2016 Digital Photo Contest!

    Announcing our Fall 2016 Photo Contest: Hilltown Flora and Fauna! Submit your digital photo by October 24th of plants or animals taken in any rural Massachusetts town west of the Connecticut River. All eligible entries will be printed and displayed at the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. Winning photograph(s) will be framed! For information on how to submit and full contest rules, please go to our website: http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/contest-rules

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  95. October 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    19th Century Cooking & Tasting
    October 15th 1-4pm
    William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    207 Bryant Road
    Cummington, MA

    Pounded Cheese, Hasty Pudding, Flannel Cakes – these are just a few of the common recipes or receipts prepared in the 19th century. In this interactive class you will learn about early American cuisine, explore Francis Bryant’s recipes from her receipt book and prepare a sample recipe with Old Sturbridge Village Manager of Historic Foodways, Ryan Beckman. Afterwards, sit down in the parlor and enjoy a curated tasting of delicious 19th century foods and recipes prepared by Ryan herself! RSVP required. Please register at http://www.thetrustees.org or contact acaluori@thetrustees.org 413.628.4485 x3.
    Member: $24; Nonmember: $30

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  96. October 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Broadway Cabaret Series “The Villains” featuring Matt and Jessica Passetto
    Calendar
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    WHEN: October 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    WHERE: Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St
    Lee, MA 01238
    USA
    COST: $10
    CONTACT:
    Kara Demler
    Email
    MUSIC SPECTRUM PLAYHOUSE
    Broadway Cabaret series at the Spectrum featuring Berkshire County’s Most talented Musical Theatre performers.

    Featuring Matt and Jessica Passetto. Songs by those bad guys (and girls) that you love to hate!

    Tickets $10. Refreshments available – coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, and desserts.

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  97. Donna Baron said,

    October 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    UMass Hillel’s 10th Annual Ride to Provide

    Great community and family event, Sunday morning, October 16th!

    Please join UMass Hillel’s Ride to Provide! This 9, 18 or 36-mile bike ride and 5K walk/run supports the community service and environmental programs of UMass Hillel. It also supports Jewish student life on the UMass Amherst campus.

    Individuals, families and teams of all ability levels are all welcome to participate. Post-ride celebration includes lunch and kids activities.

    To register: http://umasshillel.org/ridetoprovide

    To volunteer: https://www.volunteersignup.org/9E9TH

    Register as a team with members of your student group, or non-profit organization and UMass Hillel donates a portion of the money you raise back to your organization.

    If you have questions contact Donna Baron at dbaron@umass.edu

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  98. Anne said,

    October 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Dear all,

    Please help us reach high school students that may be interested:

    We are accepting applications for the 2017 ASPIRE program, a 5-week outreach program for students in grades 10-12 that are interested in science, engineering and technology. It’s an opportunity to interact with PhD students, learn about their research and how they got to where they are in their careers. Participants will gain experience through a variety of short demos and hands-on experiments, and through discussions in small groups with the PhD students in physics, chemistry and engineering.

    ASPIRE Organizing Committee
    https://www.facebook.com/UMassMrsecAspireProgram/

    You have to register by Nov 30th. I believe for homeschoolers your parents can fill out the recommendation part. It is just to ensure you’re a serious about coming. Since these classes are in high demand. Any questions Email aspire@mail.pse.umass.edu

    Program Dates:
    January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 (Snow Date Feb 11)

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  99. Anne said,

    October 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Homeschool Ice Skating Cash or checks only
    *****Mullins CTR UMASS Amherst*****
    Friday, October 7th time 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, October 14th time 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, October 21st Time 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, November 18th Time 11:30am to 1:30pm
    Friday, December 2nd Time 11:30am to 1:30pm

    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton

    You have to bring quarters. One quarter will give you on 10 minutes of time. You can park in the front of the building. There seems to be plenty of parking in the back of the building but access is on a different side road all together.

    Bring your own snacks and water. Vending machines do not always work.
    Bring comfy clothing. I recommend snow pants and mittens/gloves for beginners so when they fall it doesn’t hurt. Make it fun.
    ***
    Adults MUST be accompanied by children, and the adults skate for free with paid Children’s admission.
    Children: $5, skate rental is free with paid admission.
    Parents & Guardians: Skate free when accompanying children
    *We cannot accept credit or debit cards. CASH OR CHECKS ONLY
    Please spread the word about Ice Skating.

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  100. October 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    “Helping Your Child to Manage Their Emotions” is a free workshop offered by the Square One Family Center for families of children 1 to age 5. It will be held at the Square One Family Center at 1095 Main Street on Thursday, October 13th from 5 to 7 p.m.. There will be dinner and child care provided at no cost to families and bus passes available.
    For more information, please contact Jenise Katalina, Asst. VP of Family Services at Square One, 413-858-3122.

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  101. October 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    The Navigator Team at HCHC invites community members to their “Health Insurance Literacy” event on Friday, October 21st from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at Stanton Hall, Russell Road, in Huntington. This event will give members of the community and surrounding areas an opportunity to learn health insurance verbiage, to acquire practical ways to keep health insurance coverage active and to get information on what is needed for open enrollment. Information will also be available on how to make an appointment with one of our Navigators. For questions, contact: Buliah Mae Thomas, Lead Navigator, Program Coordinator at (413) 667-2203 ext. 330.

    PLEASE NOTE Hilltown Navigators will also hold events at Stanton Hall on the Third Friday of the following months: November 18th and December 16th. “This event is “Funded in part by a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation”. We hope to see you there!

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  102. October 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Please join us at the Chester Common Table Restaurant, 30 Main Street in Chester on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5-8pm for food, music and fun. But more importantly, to learn why regular screening and early detection are crucial to successful treatment of breast cancer. Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc. has again received a grant through the American Cancer Society from the National Football League Foundation. This is a free event for women, ages 50 – 75, who haven’t had a mammogram recently and who want to find out more information. At this event you’ll be able to schedule a mammogram and receive a $20 gas gift card to help with your travel costs to get to your appointment. Health insurance navigators will also be on hand to help you get started on the application process for insurance, if you are not currently insured. Please RSVP by October 20th to: Diane Meehan, dmeehan@hchcweb.org, (413) 667-2203 ext. 320 or Janet Dimock, jdimock@hchcweb.org, (414) 238-5511 ext. 149

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  103. October 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    S’more Spooky Stories at Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Rd. Easthampton. Oct. 28 Fri. 4:30-6:00, for children and families, & adults who love stories. Storyteller Gail N. Herman will host the storytelling along with Alane Hartley. Look for the fire pit. Besides Gail telling stories, anyone who tells can have a S’mores Treat (marshmallow & chocolate on Graham Crackers)! It can be a “Once I was really scared….” story or a story you once read or heard around a campfire. Spooky songs are great also.

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  104. October 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    On November 21 & 22, WRSI–The River’s Monte Belmonte will be leading his annual march against hunger through the Pioneer Valley, during his Monte’s March event. For those two-days, Monte, joined by a number of his supporters, will push a shopping cart 43 miles from Springfield to Greenfield to raise awareness and funds for food insecurity in our region. Tune in to 93.9FM The River both days to follow Monte. Make a donation by calling 1-888-323-HOPE or visiting http://www.foodbankwma.org throughout the event.

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  105. October 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, in conjunction with our Task Force to End Hunger, will be hosting a special Berkshire County Community Forum at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. State Sen. Benjamin Downing and Congressman Richard Neal will lead the discussion about putting an end to hunger once and for all.

    Your voice and opinions will help us make real changes in the community

    All community members are invited to attend and share their experiences, concerns and ideas with the Congressman and the Task Force. By addressing the obstacles preventing access to healthy food for local families, your voice can make a difference in strengthening our community.

    Seating for this free event is limited. Please reserve your place by contacting The Food Bank at (413) 247-9738, or by e-mailing taskforcetoendhunger@foodbankwma.org.

    Lunch will be served and Spanish translation will be provided.

    Free parking and child care is available.

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  106. October 5, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a day and boarding school for girls in grades 7-12 and PG, invites families interested in learning more about our school to our next Admissions Open House on Monday, October 10. Open houses begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

    Visitors are invited to our beautiful 100-acre campus to learn about our strong academic curriculum, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, signature programs in debate, equestrian and performing arts, and the variety of co-curricular activities that make up the day-to-day life of a Stoneleigh-Burnham girl.

    Parents will have the opportunity to take a tour and meet with our Head of School and faculty, coaches and administrators. Students will take a tour, speak with current students and visit a class. Afterward, families will enjoy lunch with students, faculty and staff in our dining hall.

    Since 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham School has been preparing girls for college and the world. Stoneleigh-Burnham is an academic community with an international perspective that inspires girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect and intellectual curiosity.

    We are the first and only girls’ school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The academically rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum equips our students with exemplary critical thinking skills, and opens doors for them at universities both in the U.S. and abroad.

    For more information about Stoneleigh-Burnham School or to register for the Open House, visit sbschool.org or call 413-774-2711 ext. 257.

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  107. October 5, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Pizza in LYA’s Hut

    Celebrate the holiday of Sukkot on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 with Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) at the annual Pizza in LYA’s Hut. Sukkot is the festival of booths that is celebrated by eating outside in a temporary hut. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 1148 Converse Street in Longmeadow. A pizza, soup and salad supper will be served in the LYA Sukkah. Following dinner there will be a Sukkot Carnival. Cost to attend is $5.00 a child, $8.00 an adult and a family rate of $32. RSVP to the school at 567-8665 or info@lya.org. Reservations are requested but not required. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds of the dinner will benefit LYA Israel Experience 2017. Don’t miss this well attended holiday event. Last year almost 200 people were in attendance. There is no charge for the Sukkot activities and this portion of the program is funded through a major grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For more information check out http://www.lya.org.

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  108. October 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Join us at The Montessori School of Northampton on Saturday, October 22, for our 17th annual Children’s Fall Fair! From 11 AM to 3 PM there will be children’s games, arts and crafts, animals, bounce houses, and much more. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by Tom Knight and Burchie Green, Chris Scanlon, Tony Vacca, and DJ Quin. Admission is free; participation in some activities requires purchase of activity tickets at a minimal charge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The school will be open for tours and so prospective families can meet staff.

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  109. Melody Figge said,

    October 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    GRAND RE-OPENING PARTY
    at Revival Homestead Supply
    (formerly The Haberdashery)

    Sat, Oct 22 from 4-7pm
    FREE

    Live music, tastings and a homemade jam & pickle contest! Anyone who makes their own jam or pickles is encouraged to enter this fun, free contest. It will be live-judged by a panel of local experts, plus a People’s Choice award. Contest details here: https://valleyhaberdashery.typeform.com/to/Ac5nlF

    Learn more about the event here: http://www.revivalhomesteadsupply.com/skillfair/

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  110. October 4, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Chesterfield Council on Aging and Coordinated Family
    and Community Engagement joins Davenport Child Care
    in inviting Hilltowners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, to: Enjoy Stories Old and New and Circle Games too with:

    Rochelle Wildfong
    10am Friday, October 21st, 2016
    Chesterfield Community Center, 400 Main Rd
    Rochelle Wildfong will create a living room ambience in which the audience will experience the intimacy of some just-right stories for children and elders, with a few circle games added for good measure. Rochelle Wildfong has been telling stories to the young and old for 30 years, is a poet, founding member of the Western New England Storyteller’s Guild, and Children’s Librarian at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg.
    FREE and open to the public! All ages welcome. Funded in part with a grant by the Chesterfield Local Cultural Council

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  111. October 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Are you a parent who is feeling stressed, alone, or overwhelmed? Come join a confidential parent support group. This free group is open to families in all communities and meets at the Middlefield Public Library at 188 Skyline Trail in Middlefield on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm. Through a partnership with the Hilltown Family Center, Parents Helping Parents helps parents improve their child-rearing skills by giving and receiving support from parents, nurtures children, and builds strong families. For more information please call MaryAnn at 413-623-6421 or visit http://www.parentshelpingparents.org.

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  112. October 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

    EARTHWORK SURVIVAL SKILLS W/ZOAR
    October 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Minimum Age: 14, or 10 with an accompanying adult
    Charlemont, MA

    This Program is an introduction to survival fires, shelter building and discovering wild edibles.

    Learn skills that have been passed down for generations: starting fires without a match, building shelters that could save your life in an emergency situation, identifying and gathering wild edibles, and recognizing medicinal plants. Learn the skills to have peace of mind in the woods as well as be prepared for comfort in the outdoors without a tent.

    Classes take place on the 90 acres on and around Zoar Outdoor in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains and Deerfield River Valley. No prior experience is required.

    All full-day Programs will provide a delicious picnic-style lunch with salads, homemade breads for deli-style sandwiches, cookies and, perhaps, foraged edibles prepared over an open fire. A sheath with knife will also be provided for you.

    Classes will be held rain or shine; please be prepared to be outdoors in the event of rain.

    ADDITIONAL DATES:
    October 22, October 29
    November 5, November 12, November 19

    10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    $120/adult, $100/child; 50% deposit required

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  113. October 4, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Wild Edibles Workshops
    Sunday, October 23
    Sunday, November 13
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Conway, MA
    For Adults, Families

    Join Earthwork Programs, Natural Vitality and a community of beginners and experienced alike for an afternoon of identifying, gathering, processing & eating wild edibles! $50/adult, $30/child with adult, prepaid. Pre-registration is required (earthworkprograms.com).
    413-340-1161

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  114. October 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Girls Try Hockey for Free Day
    October 8, from 1-3 p.m.
    UMass Mullins Center Community Rink

    For girls ages 4 and up. No skating experience required. Please bring winter gloves and a bicycle or hockey helmet. Free UMass Hockey giveaways. Hosted by the Amherst Hockey Association. For more information or to save time at the door by registering in advance, go to
    http://gthff.amhersthockey.org

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  115. October 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Open House for Homeschoolers
    October 7 and October 21, 1pm – 3pm
    Sixteen Acres Branch Library
    1187 Parker Street, Springfield
    413-263-6858

    Meet other homeschool families, chat with youth librarians about your family’s educational goals, browse a showcase of books, magazines, multimedia, puppets, puzzles and manipulatives, take a “tour” of online resources, and provide input on the future materials and programs at the library.

    Free and all welcome.

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  116. Dina said,

    September 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Massive attic toy clean out tag sale!
    Cars,trucks, Legos, Thomas trains, play strollers and dolls, puzzles, clothing and more!
    October 8th, rain date October 9th from 9am on. Please – no early birds.
    Corner of Rt.9 and East St. in Goshen.

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  117. September 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Storytelling is at Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Rd. Easthampton, Oct. 1 11:30 -12:30 + afternoon stories on demand. http://www.storytellingintheorchard.vpweb.com

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  118. September 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Oct. 1, Saturday 11:30-12:30, Storytelling for Children and Families with audience participation by Linda Marchisio and Gail N. Herman. Free thanks in part to ECA+, a local agency, and MCCouncil, a state agency. Storytellers use folktales with folk instrument sound effects, chants, movement and audience help. Info: 413-203-5247. Stories on demand available after the show in the Gazebo and Storytelling Tent.

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  119. Jen Loebel said,

    September 29, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County’s Masquerade Bowl-a-thon

    The Masquerade Bowl-a-thon directly benefits youth of Hampshire County who are waiting to be matched with caring adult mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Support our community and have a ball! Sign up today!

    Choose one day: Saturday, Nov. 5 or Sunday Nov. 6, 2016
    And
    Choose one time slot: Noon or 2:00pm

    Where:
    Spare Time Lanes
    525 Pleasant Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Contact: Jen Loebel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
    bbbshc@chd.org | (413) 259-3345

    More information and sign ups: https://chd.myetap.org/fundraiser/BFKS2016/

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  120. Pam Victor said,

    September 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly improv comedy show for the whole family. Best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, October 15th at 4pm.  Located at Eastworks’ Community Room (Suite 160) 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton. Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids (3 yrs and under free), $30/Family Max. Purchase tickets online or at the door (*cash or check only at the door please*) For more info visit http://www.happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/197660070646439/

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2624770

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  121. Pam Victor said,

    September 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show Monthly comedy show presents SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED Saturday October 8th. Arts Block (289 Main St., Greenfield) at 8:00pm. (Doors open at 7pm.) Tickets $13 at the door and in advance online at http://www.theartsblock.com. For ticket information, call 413-774-0150, for show info email info@happiervalley.com.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/197397574014054/

    http://theartsblock.com/d/62/The-Happier-Valley-Comedy-Show-Presents-SCRIPTEDUNSCRIPTED

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  122. Lou said,

    September 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas—and many, many more!—this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Who will take home the coveted Best in Show ribbon? Join the fun to find out!

    Friday, September 30th, 6:30
    The Odyssey Bookshop
    9 College St, South Hadley MA, 01075
    413-534-7307
    Free!

    The Odyssey is thrilled to welcome back Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wenzel. The duo that brought you the “bright” and “breezy” (Booklist) Some Bugs is back with a vibrant companion book that’s packed with your favorite pets: Some Pets.

    “Some pets sit.
    Some pets stay.
    Some pets fetch,
    And some pets play.”

    Our book party will feature giveaways and more fun surprises! And because some pets need our help, we are teaming up with local animal shelters to give them the care they need. Bring a donation of pet food, toys, beddings, etc (check the full list of donation needs here: https://www.dakinhumane.org/our-wish-list.html and here: http://www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com/tjo/index.php?id=donate0) and get your very own SOME PETS poster!

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  123. September 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    6th Annual Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival to be held in Greenfield, MA- October 8th & 9th, 2016
    Experience a one of a kind festival with professional BBQ, Live Blues Music, a BrewFest Samplin’ Saloon, Kids Activities, Contests, Vendors, and more.

    Greenfield, Massachusetts- The Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, October 8th and 9th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. BBQ enthusiasts from all over New England and beyond will compete in a NEBS (New England Barbecue Society) Sanctioned Grilling Contest and a KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) Sanctioned BBQ Contest competing for $5,500 in overall prize money. Festival attendees will have their chance to sample the cooking of these professional BBQ teams at the People’s Choice BBQ Samplin’ Pit, with Saturday featuring Chicken Wings and Sunday Pulled Pork. Festival attendees will also be able to sample numerous brews on Saturday at the BrewFest Samplin’ Saloon, with offerings from close to two dozen different local and national breweries. Sunday will feature hometown brewer, Lefty’s Brewing Company, where festival goers can purchase pints of their favorites. Live Blues musicians will be performing throughout the weekend including the Wildcat O’Halloran Band, B Street Blues, Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze, Janet Ryan, Blue Devil Bluez, and Blue Cat Groove. Contests will also be held throughout the weekend including the Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition, Lefty’s Keg Toss & Barrel Roll, Curious Traveler Mustache Contest, Table Talk Pie Eating Contest, Lee Oskar Harp Contest, and the Fling-a-Frank competition! It’s an event you won’t want to miss. For more information: http://www.riversidebluesandbbq.com or call 413-772-1553.

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  124. Hilary said,

    September 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    This Saturday at Bread Euphoria Bakery, catch a fun Uke band who will be here laying a variety of fun music!

    WHO: The Ukeville Stringband
    WHAT: The Ukeville Stringband is an ecclectic group playing everything from jazz standards to rock and roll, from folk classics to original material. Berkshire County native Bernadette “Berni” McMahon, formerly of the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, brings her hot pickin’ skills to her newest ensemble.
    WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 6-8 PM
    WHERE: Bread Euphoria Bakery & Café, 206 Main Street, Haydenville
    DETAILS: Bread Euphoria has live music nearly every Saturday night. There’s never a cover charge, but we ask that you stay for dinner and a drink!

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  125. JRS Entertainment llc said,

    September 26, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    New England’s Premier Beatles Tribute Band Ticket To Ride CT Band Returns to Teresa’s Restaurant in Ware, Massachusetts Saturday October 1st, 2016. Last time this Fab Four sold out, so get your tickets early! Tickets $45.00 per person Includes 6 Course Family Style Dinner and Show. 5pm Cocktail Hour with Cheese Crackers & Fruit and Cash Bar. 6pm Dinner. Showtime 7pm. Call 413-967-7601 To Get Your Tickets.
    http://www.tickettoridect.com/

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  126. Anne said,

    September 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    October 1, 2016 Saturday Open House Free come visit

    Welcome to our new living building

    See animals, walk our trails, see our new building, check out our programs, our library, get yummy ice cream and hang out for kids, family and adult friendly activities.

    The Hitchcock Center for The Environment

    hitchcockcenter.org 413-256-6006
    Amherst, MA

    Next to Hampshire College on route 116

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  127. Ed Kaler said,

    September 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Oct 22, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 – 5 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child free
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

    Join us for the perfect introduction to nature. This one-hour hike will enable your child or children, birth to 5 years old, to gently discover the natural world around them and give you skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. This is an opportunity to explore the changing nature and beauty of Arcadia with your youngster each month.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Please dress for the weather, we will be outdoors the whole time.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  128. Ed Kaler said,

    September 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Sunset Over Arcadia
    Fri, Oct 14, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Instructor: Laura Tate-Beltran – Educator

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $8.00, Child $8.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $10.00, Child $10.00

    Take a walk at twilight with your family while learning about some crepuscular and nocturnal animals that inhabit the sanctuary. With luck, you might be able to observe beavers! We’ll search for signs of them and other animals along the trails. Continuing our walk after dark, we’ll learn about the senses these nighttime animals rely on after the sun sets.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Dress to be outdoors.

    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  129. Ed Kaler said,

    September 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Jaguars in Panama: Human-Cat Conflict
    Thu, Oct 13, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members & Nonmembers: Free

    Come learn about efforts to solve the very large and looming human-cat conflict issue with Panamas largest and most majestic cat, the Jaguar! Melva Olmos, a native of Panama and Jaguar Biologist, will speak about current and proposed projects to assist Jaguars in an expanding landscape dominated by humans and why this is important for the species’ ultimate survival.

    Conservación Panamá Inc, a Greenfield-based 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, is involved in a large array of conservation research and projects on the isthmus of Panama.

    This program is free but donations to Conservación Panamá are welcome.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  130. Katie said,

    September 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    OLD-GROWTH HIKE
    Join Tamsin Flanders, land steward at Hilltown Land Trust, at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead on a two mile hike through the old-growth forest on the Rivulet trail and to the white pine stand on the Pine Loop Trail. We will visit the old-growth trees and learn about the forest in the context of the landscape’s history and Bryant’s life. We will also observe plant and bird species as we hike.

    Saturday, October 1st, from 1:00-2:30

    This is a FREE family event–all ages are welcome.

    William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    207 Bryant Rd, Cummington, MA 01026

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  131. September 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Families First Series: Nutshellapalooza
    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin Street
    Lee, Ma. 01238
    October 1, 2016 11 a.m.-12 p.m

    The show is a scrumptious mix of original music, puppets and clownerie, with special guests Taco Caramba (the fiercest pirate parrot ever to fly the seven seas), the Ductionary (the duck who knows every word in the English language) and the Snoof (the detective who can find anything, even if it isn’t there!)..

    http://www.spectrumplayhouse.org

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  132. Deb Holman said,

    September 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 pm
    132 Main St/Brooks House
    Brattleboro, VT

    Martin LeBlanc is a leading voice in the movement to reconnect children and nature. Hear him speak about the importance of teaching our youth to become “Natural Leaders” and stewards of the earth. The event is hosted by Oak Meadow Independent Learning, following their annual Open House, which will take place from 11am to 1pm. Both events are free and open to the public

    A cofounder of the Children and Nature Network and senior advisor of CN&N’s Natural Leaders network, LeBlanc is inspired by the vision of Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle.

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  133. September 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    INSTALLATION SERVICE OF REV. CHRISTINA WILLIAMS!
    You are cordially invited to a Service of Installation for our Pastor and Teacher of First Congregational Church of Hadley.

    Please join us in celebration and ceremony, with a light reception immediately following in Fellowship Hall.

    This is a special occasion for the entire community and surrounding towns, not just our congregation or faith. During the service we recognize the calling of our pastor, acknowledge her responsibilities and duties, and remind the congregation of their duty to follow their new pastor’s lead. There will be a blessing and then a joyful celebration! Please come meet our new Pastor and share in our joy and plans for the future.

    WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3pm
    WHERE: 102 Middle Street, Hadley MA 01035
    HOW: Free and open to the Public
    CONTACT INFO: 413-584-4117, rooster@firstchurchhadley.com

    Please look for our invitation and news articles in the upcoming Amherst Bulletin, Gazette, and Republican newspapers.

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  134. September 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Free lunch and Training for Parents of teens/tweens on Brief Motivational Interviewing with Dr. John Brelsford!
    Sunday October 30th 11am-2pm
    Northampton Survival Center
    265 Prospect Street Northampton, MA
    Registration required, please email Ananda Lennox to RSVP @ alennox@northampton-k12.us
    Event details link: http://northamptonprevents.org/events/
    John Brelsford teaches MI as a goal-directed, youth-centered conversation style for eliciting behavioral change by helping your child to explore and resolve ambivalence. Visit event link for more details. Space is limited!

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  135. Chris said,

    September 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Estate/barn sale. Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 9. 136 Williamsburg Rd. Worthington, MA. 9:00-3:00 rain or shine.

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  136. Deb Holman said,

    September 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Come to Oak Meadow’s Open House Party!
    Saturday, Oct. 1
    11am to 1pm
    132 Main St.
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Join Oak Meadow for this fun, annual event! Learn about our flexible, creative homeschooling curriculum and distance learning school for grades K to 12. Speak with teachers, browse curriculum materials, meet other families. Crafts, music, and more for the kids. Local Vermont treats. Following Open House at 1:30, come and hear Martin LeBlanc, a leading voice in the movement to reconnect children and nature, speak in the Brooks House Atrium.

    FREE and open to anyone who’s interested in learning more about homeschooling, distance learning, children and nature. For more info, visit oakmeadow.com

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  137. September 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Art in the Garden: A festival where art and nature merge at Three Sisters Sanctuary on RT112 in Goshen

    Art Show and Sale ~ October 8 – 9, 10:00am – 5:00pm
    A collaboration with the Hilltown Artisans Guild

    Enjoy healing gardens where art and nature merge with spirit and energy to create a memorable experience. A theater-in-the-round and a walking labyrinth are constructed of vertical standing stones and ornamental grasses. On display are works by a variety of local artists.

    Delight in finely crafted paintings, cards, baskets, quilts, scarves, welded metal, straw and stick sculptures, glass, mosaics, jewelry and more.

    Art for sale in a beautiful, artistic setting

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  138. Ed Kaler said,

    September 15, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Sunday Morning Paddle

    Sun, Oct 02, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location:
    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Family (suitable for children 9 – 16 years)

    Members: Adult $15.00, Child $15.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $20.00, Child $20.00

    Enjoy a morning paddle along the Mill River while taking in the sights and sounds of early autumn. Watch for birds as they feed on seeds and berries along the banks and witness the beauty of the surrounding foliage. Listen to the insect chorus and look for signs of beavers and other wildlife.

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  139. Ed Kaler said,

    September 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Simply Science

    Sat, Oct 01, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Family (suitable for children 6 – 12 years)

    Members: Adult $6.00, Child $6.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $8.00

    Come to Arcadia and have fun with science! Explore the steps of the scientific method by building miniature volcanoes, creating miniature dams, and doing other activities observing patterns. This program is messy, so please wear clothes that can get muddy!

    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  140. beverlys413 said,

    September 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Story hour at Slate Memorial Libary, 332 Main Rd. Gill, every Tuesday at 10 am, for all preschool kids.There will be storys, popcorn, and activities! (Contact Beverly Ketch 413 320 9106,children’s librarian)

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  141. August 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    The Grandparent/Kinship Care Chat Group is for people who are raising the children of others. This group is free and open to the public and child care is provided. The group meets from 10:15am to 11:45am at the Hilltown Family Center, 9 Russell Road in Huntington on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The next group will gather on August 24th. For additional information please contact Pat Keith, Resource Coordinator, 413-563-1981 or patkeith@unitedarc.org.

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  142. June 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Fun volunteer opportunity for local history & literature lovers!

    Help bring local history to life this summer! Join The Trustees as a Volunteer Tour Guide at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington, MA!

    The Bryant Homestead, a property of The Trustees, is the 19th century home of American poet and conservationist, William Cullen Bryant. A friend of Hudson River School artist, Thomas Cole, Bryant was a great supporter of the arts and championed the American landscape in many of his poetic works.

    Come and spend a few hours a week in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts at this incredible historic site. Guides greet visitors, lead historic tours and engage the public through the Homestead’s compelling history and stories of Bryant’s life. All training is provided, no prior tour guide experience necessary. If you are a “people person” this is a great opportunity to share your love (or gain one) of history, art, literature and historic preservation!

    Interested? Visit: http://bit.ly/28TmgoY
    Learn more about the Bryant Homestead here: http://bit.ly/28SIv1Z

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