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  1. July 26, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Outdoor Play with Tinkergarten!

    Please join us for FREE Tinkergarten (www.tinkergarten.com/classes) outdoor play classes for families with young children. Tinkergarten aims to bring back the most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker and explore outside. The curriculum is designed to help preschoolers and younger children problem-solve, lead, and create. Think about it as engaging, memorable, play-based learning, all outdoors for families, preschoolers, homeschoolers and more!
    • Age Range: Targeted for children ages 2 – 5 years (older/younger siblings welcome)
    • When: Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m., Nonotuck Park, Easthampton = Free trial class (Classes at Nonotuck are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August)
    Sunday, August 28, 10 a.m., Maines Field Park, Northampton = Free trial class (Classes at Maines Field are on Sunday mornings starting in September)
    • Where: Nonotuck Park, Easthampton and Maines Field Park, Northampton
    • How: Register by visiting Tinkergarten.com/classes or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com
    • $: Free

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  2. July 26, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Shelburne Falls Farmers Market Children’s Day:
    Friday July 29th, 2–6:30 on the green at Main & Water St.
    Along with our wonderful regular vendors, special events include:
    • Different Stuff Bakery: “Christmas in July” cookie decorating
    • Jackie Herzig from The Face & Eye: professional face painting
    • Mo’s Fudge Factor: sweet baskets & fresh–‐squeezed lemonade
    • The Art Garden: create a larger–‐than–‐life, decorated flower (4–‐6:00)
    • Tim Van Egmond: multi–‐instrumental folk music & storytelling
    • Vera The Hooper: hula hooping demos & micro–‐seminars
    • plus giant bubbles with Joy Farm
    and a scavenger hunt with CISA
    Children should be accompanied by an adult.
    ShelburneFallsFarmersMarket.org

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  3. Margaret said,

    July 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Childrens’ Day at the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market
    
Friday July 29th, 2–6:30,
    on the green at the intersection of Main Street & Water Street, Shelburne Falls MA

    Come for an interesting and fun-filled afternoon! The special activities plus visiting artists and vendors include:

    • Folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond will be weaving together songs, tunes, and tales – moving easily from a rousing singalong or a toe-tapping tune to a gripping story. He accompanies himself on a wide variety of traditional instruments, including hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, mouth bow, and limberjack (a dancing wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm on a paddle board). His spellbinding talent, dynamic style, and engaging warmth create a magical experience for all ages.

    • Jackie Herzig from The Face and Eye will be bringing her professional face painting to Children’s Day! Each painting is a work of art, and you’ve seen her beautiful work at Charlemont’s Yankee Doodle Days and other local special events. The face paint she uses is a gluten-free high quality makeup, and she gives everyone instructions on how to remove it. (There is a fee for the face painting, and children will need permission from a parent or guardian.)

    • Vera The Hooper will be giving hula hooping demos & micro-seminars. Vera Lyn is a hula hooping flow artist from Western Massachusetts. She and her hoop become one as she dances and flows with the music. Vera enjoys sharing this passion with everyone. She started by hooping for her siblings and now she loves teaching kids and kids-at-heart alike how to let go and hoop from the soul.

    • Stop by Different Stuff Bakery’s booth for “Christmas in July”. Decorate your own sugar cookie! Debbie Herrick of Different Stuff Bakery is a regular vendor at the Market, selling several varieties of cookies, bars, scones, brownies, pies, muffins and pies.

    • The Art Garden will be at the Market during Children’s Day from 4:00 – 6:00. Come and create a larger-than-life flower out of repurposed materials.
The Art Garden is an intergenerational community-supported art-making place for integrating the arts into the community, through programs and events for all ages.

    • Mo’s Fudge Factor will be bringing fresh-squeezed lemonade. Also, you can select from an assortment of wrapped “penny candy” to create your own special sweet baskets. 
Mo’s Fudge Factor, featuring local ice cream and handmade confections in Shelburne Falls, since 2007.

    • Also there’ll be giant soap bubbles with Joy Farm, popcorn from M & G Kettle Korn, and a scavenger hunt with CISA.

    Some of the special activities are free, while some involve a fee.

    Children of all ages are welcome, but should be accompanied by an adult.

    For more information, call (413) 625-8688 or visit https://shelburnefallsfarmersmarket.org/

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  4. homeshuling said,

    July 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Shabbat Shabloom with special guest – Mister G! Friday, June 29 10 am on Abundance Farm in Northampton. End the week with a joyful morning of music and movement – especially for ages 0-5. Tour the farm, sample what’s in season, and take flowers home for Shabbat. Every Friday morning at 10 am until the end of August. This week, Mister G is stopping by to sing a song from “The Mitzvah Bus. “First visit free, suggested donation of $5/family thereafter. All are welcome. 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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  5. July 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Infused With Passion

    Join us for a dazzling and colorful exhibition at the Good Purpose Gallery! Infused with Passion will showcase the extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by the talented Andrew Novis.

    Join us Friday, August 12th for our show opening from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Admission is free and snacks and beverages will be provided. This exhibition runs through September 21st.

    Good Purpose Gallery
    40 Main Street, Lee MA
    413-394-5045

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  6. July 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    LOCAL HISTORY/VOLUNTEERING FOR TEENS

    Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum is extending an invitation to individuals ages 14 and up to volunteer as costumed guides in our classic 1800s village during The Big E.

    Volunteers are needed to act as hosts and conduct guided tours of the Village’s historic buildings during this year’s Big E, Sept. 16 to Oct. 2. Training sessions for prospective volunteers begin Wednesday, August 24. To participate, volunteers must complete a Volunteer Interest Form and schedule an in-person interview with a Storrowton Village staff member. Selected volunteers must be available to attend all three training sessions which take place August 24, August 31, and September 7 at 1pm and 6pm.

    Village volunteers dress in Early American-inspired apparel to give fairgoers a glimpse of New England’s past. Interpreting the roles of 19th century New Englanders, volunteers will gain a wealth of knowledge about crafts, food and daily life of the era while participating in the excitement of The Big E.

    Costumes, parking and admission for volunteers on-duty will be provided by The Big E as well as a 25 percent discount on items purchased at the gift shops operated by Storrowton Village. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend the staff field trip, picnic and the annual Big E staff party. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Storrowton Village Museum before August 12 at 413-205-5051, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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  7. tonya said,

    July 22, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Saturday July 23rd 7pm
    Ashfield Lakehouse Summer Bash
    141 Buckland Rd, Ashfield, Massachusetts 01330

    This is going to be a blast! Music will be provided by local (youth) bands Felixis Jinxs, Parlicium and Nomad vs Settler.

    The Ashfield Lake House is a perfect location for this bash….there will be music, swimming and a bonfire (and s’mores of course) in addition to all the goodies The Ashfield Lake House has to offer!

    Come prepared for ultimate Summer Fun! Don’t forget your bathing suits and sticks for roasting your marshmallows!

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  8. July 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Sizzling Summer Barbecue
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    LYA
    1148 Converse Street
    Longmeadow, MA 01106

    When the temperatures sizzle you know it is time for LYA’s annual Summer Barbecue. This not to be missed community event begins with inflatable rides, activities and games for all age. A barbecue dinner with hot dogs, hamburgers and salads will be sold at family prices. Vegan options are available. There is no charge for the rides or activities. The Community Barbecue will be held rain or shine. Reservation is requested but not required.

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  9. July 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    GB A.T. Community Celebration: Hikes & Community Picnic

    Saturday • Jul 23 • 2pm & 5pm

    FREE

    Come celebrate Great Barrington’s connection with the Appalachian Trail. Join DCR MassParks staff and Great Barrington Trails & Greenways partners. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers. Parking for the event will be offered at the main entrance for Beartown State Forest near the boat ramp on Benedict Pond Rd. in Monterey.
    9AM Volunteer for some trail maintenance! Join a group of volunteers hardening the steep trail section near the South Wilcox shelter with some rock water bars and rock steps. Bring a lunch, water and work clothes as we’ll be digging in the dirt. Great fun for all! Then join in the AT Community Potluck Picnic at Benedict Pond later in the afternoon. Contact Cosmo Catalano at: catalano.cosmo@gmail.com or 413-822-0094 to join the fun!
    10:30 AM: choose a 7 mile hike! Shuttle from Benedict Pond Parking lot (Beartown State Forest) to hike starting point.

    Fernside Rd south to Beartown
    Homes Rd north to Beartown
    Space limited/Pre-registration is required: info@gbtrails.org
    2 PM: choose an afternoon hike and join the fun!

    Benedict Pond Loop Trail and join the A.T. with a short climb to “The Ledges” for fantastic views.
    Around the Pond Loop Trail. A relatively easy hike, great for families, lots of great lake views and chances to see wildlife.
    Pre-registration requested by not required: info@gbtrails.org
    5pm: Come to the AT community Potluck Picnic and enjoy the cheerful notes of the Berkshire Ukulele Band! Bring your favorite picnic food to share. Meet AT Volunteers and fellow hikers. Swimming & campfire provided. We hope to have hungry Thru-hikers join us too! AT Community Day is sponsored by: Great Barrington Land Conservancy, MassParks, Greenagers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Appalachian Mountain For hike, picnic or both, email: info@gbtrails.org or CALL 413 -528-0904

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  10. Andrea Bernard said,

    July 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Busy Beavers: An Engineering Design Challenge. Thursday, July 21, 10 AM – 12 PM at Tyler Memorial Library, 157 Main Street, Charlemont. Grades 4-6. Join the Hitchcock Center to learn about beavers, “nature’s engineers,” and the amazing adaptations that help them survive. Kids will learn how beavers build dams and participate in a dam building challenge. Free! Please contact Tyler Memorial Library to reserve a place at 413-339-4335 or .

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  11. July 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Enchanted Circle Theater and The Trustees at The Bryant Homestead present “Fiery and Still Voice: William Cullen Bryant at Home” on July 23rd!

    Past and present converge in this site-based history play. It’s 1866 and literary, conservation and political ideals are flourishing. This is a play about love, passion and social justice. The Homestead comes to life!

    Opening day: July 23rd – Show times: 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
    Trustees Members: $9; Nonmembers:$15
    The William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    205 Bryant Rd. Cummington

    Reserve your tickets: http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/pioneer-valley/event-25984.html?

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  12. July 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Tuesday July 19th 7-9pm Full “Thunder” Moon Hike at Notchview Reservation, Windsor led by naturalist and Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Director Aimee Gelinas. Enjoy an early evening hike through the Boreal Spruce-Fir forests of Notchview ending at Sawmill Field for the full mon rising to the east! Fee: $5 for TTOR members; $10 non-members. To register email: aimee@gaiaroots.com

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  13. Susan Cornell said,

    July 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    STEAMcraft/Solar Powered Toys. Nurture your child’s imagination and creativity by learning about the benefits of solar energy while building solar powered toys. Choose from six different designs/toys. Perfect for a young scientist with an interest in mechanics and/or alternative energy sources. Saturday, 7/20/16 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Meekins Library, Hawks-Hayden Room, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg, MA. Free.

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  14. Andrea Bernard said,

    July 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Small Animals and the Practice of Science. Thursday, July 14, 10 AM – 11 AM at Tyler Memorial Library 157 Main Street, Charlemont. Grades K-3. The Hitchcock Center is bringing live animals to the library. Working as scientists in a live animal lab, kids will make observations and record them through drawing and writing. Free! Please contact Tyler Memorial Library to reserve a place at charlemont.hawley.library@gmail.com or 413-339-4335.

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  15. Margaret said,

    July 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Friday Music at the Market
    July 15th, 3:00 – 6:00

    Come to the the Shelburne Falls Farmers Market this Friday afternoon for a special free performance of fun family-friendly farmers’-market-y songs from folksinger-songwriter Lui Collins. She has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music. Her repertoire, accompanied on tenor ukulele and banjo, ranges from original and traditional folk songs and American standards to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese. She’s made 16 CD’s, performed on others’ projects, and shared the stage with such folk-world notables as Tom Rush, Bonnie Raitt, and Stan Rogers.
    http://www.luicollins.com/

    The Shelburne Falls Farmers Market is held every Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 6:30 on the green at the intersection of Water St. and Main St.

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  16. Westhampton said,

    July 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Learn about monarch butterflies and caterpillars at the Westhampton Public Library. Anyone interested is welcome to stop by the library at 1 North Road in Westhampton this Thursday from 2:30-3:30pm to look at and learn about monarchs! A local resident will be here to show off her monarchs and answer questions about them!

    Questions? Call 413-527-5386.

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  17. July 10, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination!

    July 21st, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    July 22nd, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Admission: $12 Adults / $8 Students and seniors / Group pricing available.

    For additional date and online ticket purchasing information: http://www.spectrumplayhouse.org/wizard-of-oz/

    Location: The Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  18. Westhampton Public Library said,

    July 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Three awesome events coming up at the Westhampton Public Library:

    July 9 @ 10:30am- Maker Club: Power and Energy- We’re going to talk about the difference between energy and power, and how we use those concepts in everyday life. Suggested ages 10+ but open to all.

    July 11 @ 6:30pm- Intro to Geocaching- Learn all about geocaching- the ultimate seeking game using GPS. Open to all ages.

    July 13 @ 10am- Amazing Snails!- Hold a land snail and discover interesting things about these small animals. Additional funding for programs and prizes provided by the Friends of the Westhampton Public Library.

    Westhampton Public Library
    1 North Road
    Westhampton MA
    Questions? 413-527-5386.

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  19. Grace said,

    July 6, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Introduction to Yantra Yoga
    July 23-24
    18 Schoolhouse Rd. Gompa, Conway MA 01341

    Yantra Yoga is a form of yoga that has been around for centuries and connects the mind, body, and energy of the participant. Instructor Naomi Zeitz will lead participants through the positions, movements, and breathing exercises of Yantra Yoga. These practices will be relaxing for the mind and body.

    Naomi Zeitz started practicing Yantra Yoga in 1987 as a student of Tibetan culture expert Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and has been teaching Yantra Yoga since 2008. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and physical conditions.

    Cost of event: By donation, suggested $100 for weekend and $50 per day -– no one will be turned away for inability to pay
    Registration: or email secretary@shangshung.org or call 1-413-369-4928

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  20. Grace said,

    July 6, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Dance of the Vajra that Benefits Beings
    July 16-17
    18 Schoolhouse Rd. Conway MA 01341

    The Dance of the Vajra is a meditative dance practice that harmonizes and balances the mind, body, and voice with movement and sound. Performed on a large, five-color Mandala, this joyful, relaxing dance is from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.

    The workshop is open to anyone and no prior experience is necessary. It will be led by Bodhi Krause, who has been leading Vajra Dance since 2005.

    Cost of event: By donation, suggested $100 for weekend and $50 per day -– no one will be turned away for inability to pay
    Registration: or email secretary@shangshung.org or call 1-413-369-4928

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  21. Kristen Estelle said,

    July 3, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Learn, Laugh & Let Go
    Interactive Stress Relief Show by Robert Rivest

    Weds. July 13th, 11am, Chesterfield Town Hall
    403 Main Rd. Chesterfield, MA

    Free and open to the public! All ages welcome!

    Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both “comic relief” and practical stress relieving techniques. Come join the fun!

    Funded in part by a multigenerational grant from Highland Valley Elder Services to the Chesterfield and Westhampton COAs, Chesterfield Public Library, CFCEs of Westhampton and Chesterfield, Davenport Childcare, and New Hingham PTO.

    Contact Nancy with any questions: 413-296-4007

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  22. July 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    FREE: Come see the “ToBe Fit, The Juggling Nutrition Magician Show” at the River Valley Co-op in Northampton, on Tuesday, July 12th at 11:00 am! This fun-filled show features amazing feats of juggling, circus arts, music, magic, and audience participation to help kids grow up healthy, happy, active and fit! Presented by Emmy Award-winning FoodPlay Productions, the show is ideal for children ages 5 to 9, and after the show, ToBe will teach kids how to juggle! Hope to see you there!
    River Valley Food Coop – 330 N. King St, Northampton, MA
    For more info: http://www.foodplay.com

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  23. Ed Kaler said,

    June 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Instructor: Arcadia Staff
    Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 – 5 years)

    Members: Adult $5.00, Child free
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

    Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

    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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  24. June 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    The Wizard of Oz

    Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination!

    July 15th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    July 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Admission: $12 Adults / $8 Students and seniors / Group pricing available.

    Additional date and ticket purchasing information: http://www.spectrumplayhouse.org/wizard-of-oz/

    Location: The Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  25. on behalf of the planning committee said,

    June 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    “A Buckland Summer Day on the Common” will be held Saturday July 30, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m.
    This event is being held on the historic Buckland Center Common located at the corners of Upper and Cross Streets in front of the Mary Lyon Church and at other venues along Upper Street and the surrounding area.
    To be held rain or shine with free admission and free parking, the day-long event is a collaboration of several Buckland organizations including the Church, the Buckland Historical Society, the Buckland Union Cemetery Association and the Buckland Public Library. There will be activities suitable for the entire family with a story teller, book sales, tag sales, quilt display, arts and crafts sales including prints by Buckland’s landscape artist Robert Strong Woodward (1885-1957), historic walking tours, self-guided cemetery tours, self-guided garden tours, and more.
    The Library will have a story teller at 11 a.m., with a book sale throughout the day. The Shelburne Falls Military Band will perform a free concert at 1 p.m. on the Common. The Buckland Historical Society Museum will be open all day and there will be guided walking tours of historical places of interest at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Throughout the day Historical Society members will be selling their famous Buckland Blueberry Buckle, a delicious treat. The Birds Nest Bed & Breakfast, located across the street from the Common, will have modern and historic quilts on display. A lunch of hamburgs and hot dogs will be available for sale with proceeds supporting the Relay for Life Willis Family Team. Mosaic artist, Cindy Fisher of Buckland, will demonstrate her artistry at 2:30 p.m. The church will be cooking up a Chicken BBQ to be held on the Common at 4 p.m. The BBQ cost is $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, call 413-628-3231 for reservations. The day will end with a lively Square Dance at 6.p.m. at the Buckland Public Hall located behind the church. Doug Wilkins and The Falltown String Band will be providing music. Suggested donation for the dance is $5.00 per person.
    For more information about “A Buckland Summer Day on the Common” call Douglas Mollison at 413-628-3231.

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  26. June 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Broadway Cabaret Series

    Saturday July 9th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us for another edition of the Broadway Cabaret Series at the Spectrum Playhouse! A great night of music featuring David Bertoldi and Caroline Fairweather.

    Admission: $10

    Location: The Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  27. 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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  28. Berkshire Choral said,

    June 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Berkshire Choral International

    Saturday, July 23, 7:30pm
    Saturday, July 30, 7:30pm
    Saturday August 6, 7:30pm

    Jackman L. Stewart Center, Berkshire School
    245 N. Undermountain Rd
    Sheffield MA

    Tickets: $20-$45
    http://www.berkshirechoral.org/\
    413.229.1999

    For 35 years, Berkshire Choral International has provided audiences with stirring performances of the first rank. Each year BCI brings together a remarkable array of choristers, soloists, conductors and repertoire for voices and symphony orchestra. This summer, enjoy three concerts of glorious choral music that will challenge your intellect and nourish your soul. On July 23, the Chorus will perform Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Symphony #9 (4th Movement), conducted by John Sinclair (Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Rollins College). On July 30, conductor Gary Thor Wedow (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera, The Julliard School) will lead the Chorus in a performance of Dvorak’s Requiem. On August 6, the Chorus will perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Stephen Paulus’ Holocaust Memorial Oratorio, To Be Certain of the Dawn, led by conductor Kathy Saltzman Romey (Minnesota Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, University of Minnesota). All concerts feature prominent soloists and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. The air-conditioned Stewart Center at Berkshire School provides an ideal setting. The campus lies on Route 41, 8 miles south of Great Barrington, MA and 9 miles north of Salisbury, CT. Tickets are $20 – $45 and are available online (www. berkshirechoral.org), by phone (413.229.1999) or at the door. Ample free parking is available, and light refreshments are sold. All concerts begin at 7:30pm, and free pre-concert talks begin at 6:15pm.

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  29. Westhampton Public Library said,

    June 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Summer Reading @ The Westhampton Public Library
    June 27-August 4
    Sign ups are happening now!

    Children and teens are welcome to sign up for our summer reading program. New this year, we also have an adult summer reading (play book bingo for a chance to win prizes!). Visit our website http://www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library or visit our Facebook page to see our event calendar full of great activities to keep you busy this summer!

    Questions? Call 413-527-5386 or email westhampton@cwmars.org.

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  30. Grace said,

    June 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Khaita Joyful Dances*
    August 8-13
    Khandroling, East Buckland Road, Shelburne Falls MA 01370

    Shang Shung Institute of America is proud to present a workshop on Khaita Joyful Dances* from August 8-13, 2016. Guest Salimi Celeri will lead these dances, which are fun and easy to learn. They involve mindfulness not only of the body’s movements, but also of inner thoughts and emotions. In this way, the dances are meditative and relaxing. The workshop will culminate in a public performance in Northampton. It is open to people of all levels of experience, including beginners.

    Cost of event: By donation suggested $50/day, $200 (full workshop) -– no one will be turned away for inability to pay
    Registration: http://www.shangshung.org/home/events/calendar/ or email secretary@shangshung.org or call 1-413-369-4928

    *Khaita is promoted by the Shang Shung Foundation – International Institute for Tibetan Culture, in collaboration with the Shang Shung Institute of America.

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  31. June 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Hatfielf Public Library 39 Main Street, Hatfield MA 01038 413-247-9097
    Sign up for our summer reading program and attend our events throughout the summer! Tuesday’s will feature all ages events including Tom Ricardi on July 26th, Trevor the Games Man July 19th, Scott Jameson Magician on July 12th, and two outdoor sports days on June 28th and July 5th. Wednesday’s will feature a TWEEN/TEEN MAKERSPACE from 3-4 pm. Thursdays will feature a kids story time and craft. Email kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com or call the library!

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  32. June 21, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Meekins Library Summer Reading Program, 2016. Registration begins Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Join Roger Tincknell at 1:00 p.m. for a family concert, including children’s songs and singing games. Win weekly prizes based on your total number of hours read. Kids events will be held on the following Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m: June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 and the Summer Reading Program finale party will be held on July 27 from 1:00-3:00. All events are free. Contact Susan Cornell at scornell@cwmars.org or call 413-268-7472 with any questions.

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  33. richvaden said,

    June 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Happier Valley FAMILY Show Monthly improv comedy show for the whole family. Best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday July 16th at 4pm. Located at Eastworks’ Community Room (Suite 160 1st floor). 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton. Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, $30/Family Max. For more info visit http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  34. June 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Families First Series: SUMMER PRINCESS PARTY

    Families First at the Spectrum! Join us at the Spectrum Playhouse for princess-themed crafts, games, tea party, sing-along songs, and story time with our special Princess guest! Appropriate for all ages.

    Saturday, July 2nd
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Admission: FREE/$5 suggested donation

    Location: The Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  35. June 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    23rd Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
    July 16, 2016
    Look Park, Northampton, MA
    9 AM – 5 PM, Entertainment until 9:30 PM
    Rain or Shine
    Admission: $16, Children 6-12: $5, Children under 6: free
    Discount Tickets thru web site
    Benefit: River Valley Counseling Center, Holyoke and Forum House, Westfield
    All day fun Family event featuring pipe band competition, clan tents, food and merchant vendors, Highland Athletic and Dance competitions. Childrens games, Scottish animals, water spray park. Celtic pub and entertainment stage with Enter the Haggis, Albannach, Soulsha, Screaming Orphans, Charlie Zahm.
    Contact: 413-862-8095/4539

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  36. Missy said,

    June 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Mohawk Regional Trail High School Football Team
    The Mohawk Varsity Football Team is hosting a Bubble Soccer
    Game on Friday, Jne 24, 2016 at 6:00pm. 25 Ashfield Rd, Shelburne Falls.
    $5.00 a ticket available at the gate. There will be a bake sale, t-shirt sale, and raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Mohawk Athletic Association. Come join us for a night of fun!

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  37. Edward Kaler said,

    June 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    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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  38. Hilltown CDC said,

    May 31, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Community Development Strategy Meetings
    Residents are invited to attend a meeting to review and revise the towns Community Development Strategy which is used to establish goals and priorities for various town activities such as Affordable Housing, Transportation, Land Use, Natural Resources and more. It is also used in applying for state grants which assist low-moderate income households. Community input and participation are part of life in the hilltowns – come share your thoughts and ideas at your towns meeting.
    Goshen – Tuesday, July 5th 6:45 pm, Town Offices
    Worthington, – Tuesday, July 12th, 7:00 pm, Town Offices
    Williamsburg – Thursday, July 21st, 7:30 pm, Town Offices

    For more information, contact Bea at Hilltown CDC. 413-296-4536, ext 115 or beavh@hilltowncdc.org

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  39. Caroline H said,

    May 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    FREE! Open House – Experience the Joy of Mindful Presence
    Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Community Event

    Please join us for this free open house event and learn about ancient yoga, harmonious breathing techniques, Vajra Dance, Khaita Joyful Dances, and methods for calming the mind, including the Four
    Foundations of Mindfulness.

    Contact secretary@shangshung.org or 413-369-4928 for questions or to register

    Shang Shung Institute of America
    18 Schoolhouse Road
    Conway, MA 01341

    http://www.shangshung.org/home/events/open-house/

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  40. May 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Farm Camp for Children AND Their Grandparents

    Summer camp for grandparents? That is exactly what The Hartsbrook School is offering for the first time this summer.

    Grandparent-Grandchild Farm Camp, affectionately called “Old Goats and Kids,” runs for three days, July 25-27 from 8:45 am to 2 pm at The Hartsbrook School. The program is suitable for children ages 5-12 and grandparents of all ages.

    Animal activities will include Hartsbrook Farm Camp favorites, such as, feeding goats, grooming donkeys and collecting eggs. Bread-baking in a Cob oven and wool-felting will be introduced. After lunch the younger group will have time for more energetic activities, while the grandparents can craft together. This camp experience is meant to nurture connections to the land, and between generations.

    Nicki Robb also directs The Land Stewardship Program for grades 1 through 12 at The Hartsbrook School.

    Questions? Call the school at 413-586-1908 x116.

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  41. Naomi Pusch said,

    May 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    The Easthampton Farmer’s and Maker’s Market starts this Saturday. On opening day we will have music, Korean fusion food truck, and free seed planting for kids to take home as well as fresh, local produce. Bring the whole out to support your local farmers and makers.
    Saturdays, 10am- 2pm, 50 Payson Ave. Easthampton
    http://easthamptonmarket.com

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  42. May 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    FREE POP UP ADVENTURE PLAYGROUNDS!
    We are putting on another series of playgrounds where you just show up and your kid goes to town with huge cardboard boxes, tubes, fabric, string, bales of hay, etc, not to mention each other! We are helping to return old-school, creative nature based play to children.

    Most engaged age range tends to be 3 through 11. For more information on adventure play and details on the full lineup, please see our website.

    Dates are:
    Saturday, May 28th at Community Field in Holyoke, Noon to 4
    Saturday, June 25th at Family Fourth Celebration at Look Park, 5 to 9 pm
    Sunday, July 17 at Pulaski Park in Holyoke, Noon to 4 pm
    Wednesday, July 27th pre outdoor cinema at Maine’s Field 6 to 8:15 pm
    Saturday, July 30 old Courthouse lawn in Northampton Noon to 4 pm
    Saturday, August 13th, Maine’s Field in Florence, Noon to 4 pm

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  43. May 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Outdoor Parent and Child Program at The Hartsbrook School. Tuesdays 9-11 am. For children up to age 4, their parents/caregivers. Younger siblings are welcome too. Take a walk, splash in puddles, make a craft, share a hot meal. We have our own play yard and also explore the grounds of our beautiful campus. If you are interested in learning more about Hartsbrook, this is a wonderful time to get a taste of our early childhood program. Pay as you go, $30 per class. Please call to register before coming to your first class. Classes will continue through the end of May. For information or to register, please call 413-586-1908 x116.
    http://www.hartsbrook.org/programs/early-childhood/cricket-on-the-hearth/

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  44. Amherst Family Center said,

    February 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Grandparent Support Group – Tuesdays

    11:00am-12:15pm at the Amherst Family Center, 1200 North Pleasant Street

    The group creates a safe place where grandparents of diverse backgrounds and parenting styles can come together to create community and break isolation. Participants can talk about their experiences as parents and grandparents and explore issues relevant to parenting grandchildren or interacting with their own children about parenting their grandchildren. A free group with snacks and childcare provided up to age 4. Does not meet when public schools are closed or delayed.

    For more information, call 413/256/1145 or email afc@umass.edu.

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  45. Lois said,

    December 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck! Fridays, Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6, & June 3, at 5:15-6:30 p.m. at Beit Ahavah ~ the Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton, 130 Pine Street, Florence.

    A monthly musical hour for families with kids ages 0-6 welcoming the Sabbath and Jewish holidays, led by Marlene Rachelle. All are welcome!

    Tot Shabbat is free. Then stay for the lively and friendly potluck which is vegetarian or dairy (no nuts). We welcome interfaith families, LGBT families, siblings, grandparents and friends. More info and flier at http://www.beitahavah.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Beit-Ahavah-Tot-Shabbat-2015-16.pdf. Shabbat shalom!

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