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  1. Westhampton Public Library said,

    June 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Delicious Book Recommendations and Snacks!
    Westhampton Public Library
    June 28, 5-8pm

    Feast your eyes on refreshing book and audio selections for your summer reading enjoyment! Have some popcorn and snacks, chat about your favorite books and what’s new in many genres. Sample staff picks, and get inspired to read this summer!

    Kick-off 2018 Summer Reading Libraries Rock! Sign up for Read & Bead, and get ready to win prizes!

    All ages are welcome to attend

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  2. June 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Date: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Subject: Exciting news: Ashfield Film Festival expands to include Shelburne and Buckland * SUBMISSION DEADLINE AUGUST 3, 2018!

    Twelve years and 150 films about Ashfield later, the annual Ashfield Film Festival (AFF) this September will for the first time ever include short films created by Buckland and Shelburne residents. Before this year, all of the short films entered had to be about Ashfield, or mention the town in some way.

    Festival co-chair and award-winning documentary filmmaker Christopher Seward expressed the change this way: “We’ve enjoyed the brilliant stories of Ashfield, both fiction and nonfiction, for 11 years now, every small town has a well of amazing and heartwarming — and even sidesplitting — tales told between neighbors. So this film festival is now eager to hear the stories of its neighbors, too, specifically our new partners in Shelburne and Buckland.”

    Shelburne resident and former director of Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, Carmela Lanza-Weil, remarked, “Expanding the festival to include Shelburne and Buckland will increase awareness of — and, hopefully, participation in — the creative art of making and seeing new films. Since starting a Women’s Film Festival two years ago in Shelburne Falls, I’ve been amazed by the talent and craft out there. Can’t wait to see what happens this year as more people get involved in the Ashfield Film Festival!” exclaimed Lanza-Weil, who is also a theatre producer.

    All residents of Ashfield, Buckland, or Shelburne can therefore submit short films (5 minutes or less) that they create about their towns: they can be documentary, historical, or fictional. If one does not live in these towns, all that’s required is that the film be about one of those towns, or just mention one of them in some creative way. Entries accepted into the festival will be screened at the annual AFF festival gala, where cash prizes are awarded.

    The AFF has screened over 150 films since its inception, and the event has built community in Ashfield and even changed some young peoples’ lives:

    “Over the last 11 years of the Ashfield Film Festival we have had entries from adult pros who live in or come from Ashfield, as well as other adults who just love to tell stories and make entries almost every year,” said festival co-founder Harry Keramidas, himself a film industry professional and Ashfield resident. “We have had youngsters who have made their first films as entries who have then gone onto careers in the film and video world, and others who from time to time feel the desire to make a film, and so gather their friends and family to participate, and then come together to view their work at the festival. We now hope to bring these kinds of opportunities to Shelburne and Buckland.”

    The SUBMISSION DEADLINE for AFF five-minute short film entries is August 3.

    Entry rules and information about previous years’ winners plus AFF history can be found here: https://www.ashfieldfilmfest.org.

    The Festival will take place at the Ashfield Town Hall from September 13-15. There will be special feature films screened both Thursday and Friday night, followed by the film shorts gala on Saturday night, September 15.

    For more information or advice on making a short film to enter, contact AFF co-chair Christopher Seward at christopher.seward@gmail.com or by phone at 413-625-6261.

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  3. Liz said,

    June 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Shabbat Shabloom! With Felicia Sloin & Friends
    June 22
    July 6, 13*, 20, 27
    August 3, 10, 17, 24*
    All dates listed begin at 10:00am, unless noted by an asterisk, in which case they begin at 5:00pm.

    Join us for music, movement and farm activities on Abundance Farm! Suited for kids aged 0-5 and their families.

    Questions? E-mail Molly Bajgot, shabloom@abundancefarm.org

    Abundance Farm
    253 Prospect Street
    Northampton, MA

    We ask for a $5 suggested donation per family.

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  4. June 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show – Our most popular show is back! SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED features a cavalcade of talented improvisers and stage actors from the Pioneer Valley in a half-scripted, half-improvised, totally fun show! SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED combines one actor performing from a script with one improviser making it all up on the spot to mix up one wild and woolly show.

    Our SCRIPTED actors: Stephanie Carlson, Michael Charland-Tait, Matt Haas, Moe McElligott, Cate Damon, and Kyle Boatwright
    Our UNSCRIPTED actors: Scott Braidman, Kelsey Flynn, Laura Patrick, Christine Stevens, Paul McNeil, and Maile Shoul

    Saturday, July 14th at 8pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts in the Arts Trust Building (33 Hawley St., Northampton, downstairs entrance). Tickets: $13 at the door. Come at 7:30, this one fills up fast!

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    More Improv, More Better Improv Jam & Showcase (Happier Valley Comedy) – Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games, plus a showcase set featuring an up-and-coming improv team. Saturday, July 14th at 10pm (right after the Happier Valley Comedy Show) at the Northampton Center for the Arts in the Arts Trust Building (33 Hawley St., Northampton, downstairs entrance.) Suggested donation: $3-5.

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    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, July 21st at 3-4pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (125 W Bay Rd., Amherst). Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, Free/4 yrs and under (Reduced admission for museum members).

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  5. Katy Moonan said,

    June 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    FallsFest
    Saturday July 28, 2018
    Beachgrounds Park
    116 Main Street, South Hadley MA 01075

    Free outdoor music and art festival by the banks of the Connecticut River in South Hadley. Enjoy world-class music – ranging from bluegrass to afrofunk to jazz to salsa – local food and beer, art vendors, and activities for kids of all ages including a splash park. This year’s lineup includes Glen David Andrews, Charmaine Neville, Lakou Mizik, Ola Fresca, Chatham County Line, Stomp Box Trio, and the Charles Majid Greelee Jazz Ensemble. Come one come all!

    https://fallsfest.live/

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  6. June 13, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Summer Research Studies!
    2.5-5-year-old children and their families

    Amherst College Child Learning and Development Lab
    One-time appointment, June 13-August 3

    To schedule:
    cladlab@amherst.edu
    413-542-5670

    Amherst College wants your child to have a voice in our upcoming summer research studies. They are fun, fast and engaging. All it takes is 20-30 minutes. Kids earn a prize of their choice for participation. Teachers, doctors, developmental researchers and Amherst College students gain insight into helping kids as they grow. Have fun! Support Science!

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  7. June 12, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Beard-Judging and Volunteer Sign-up
    Friday, June 15 7pm
    Worthington Town Hall
    160 Huntington Road, Worthington, MA
    http://www.Worthington250.com

    Worthington’s 250th Anniversary celebration kicks off with beard-judging and a volunteer sign-up. Previously registered participants of the beard growing contest will be judged in three categories: longest (starting clean-shaven), longest (starting bearded), and most stylish/creative. The public is invited to cheer on their favorites. Volunteers can sign up to help with more Anniversary events including musical performances, a parade, fireworks and family activities all happening from June 29 to July 3.

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  8. June 11, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Hampshire-Franklin Senate Forum on Climate and Energy
    Wednesday, June 20, starting at 7:00pm
    JFK Middle School Cafeteria, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA
    Free

    Candidates in the Democratic Party primary for Stan Rosenberg’s former State Senate seat discuss what they would do to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the worst effects of climate change. With Jo Comerford, Steven Connor, Chelsea Kline, Ryan O’Donnell, David Morin, and Dave Murphy.

    Bring questions for the candidates on climate, transportation, and energy policy or tweet them to #gogreenmapoli.

    Sponsored by Climate Action Now and the Northampton Democratic Town Committee. Cosponsored by the town Democratic committees of
    Amherst, Bernardston, Colrain, Leverett, New Salem, Pelham, South Hadley, Sunderland & Wendell,
    and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, the Massachusetts Sierra Club, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment,
    Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Mothers Our Front Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 2Degrees Northampton, and the USNF Climate Action Group.

    For details, visit climateactionnowma.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/245026859379175/

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  9. George Coling said,

    June 10, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Friends of Worthington Library Town-wide Tag Sale, June 16
    Sign-up for participants ends, June 12

    Worthington’s Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale will be Saturday, June 16, 8 AM – 3 PM. Friends of Worthington Library (FOWL) is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser for the Worthington Library. On the day of the sale, shoppers may pick up maps of sale sites for a donation at the Worthington Library, at the traffic light in Worthington, from 8 AM – 3PM.

    To reserve a space on the map, one should sign up at the library by June 12, providing address, time of the individual sale and a short description of it. There is a $5 fee for each location to be identified on the map. The library is offering spaces for sales on its lawn for a $10 fee. The library will not accept drop-off sale items. Reservations and payments are due by Tuesday, June 12.

    The Friends of the Worthington Library uses the money it raises to fund wish list books, museum passes, and children’s programs at the library.
    For further information on the Tag Sale, contact Susan Van Buren, 413-5306.

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  10. Phyllis Cove said,

    June 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Forbes Library sponsors annual self-guided tour of gardens in the Northampton/Florence area. Saturday, June 9, 10am-3pm, rain or shine. Tickets $15 in advance at Forbes Library, Bay State Perennial Farm, Cooper’s Corner, Hadley Garden Center, North Country Landscapes and Garden Center, State Street Fruit Store. $20 day of the tour at Forbes Library. 413-587-1017, http://www.forbeslibrary.org.

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  11. June 7, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Northampton Summer Block Party!
    Saturday, July 7, 6-9pm
    Main Street, Downtown Northampton
    info@northamptondna.com
    northamptondna.com

    Join us on Main Street in downtown Northampton for a family-friendly Block Party! We’re closing down Main Street and filling it with entertainment – live music (Conjunto Barrio, an incredible latin band! The Florence Community Band! Joyful Chorus!), a rock climbing wall, giant chess, giant puppets, dancing, face painting, Pie Bar, Team East bmx riders, and MORE! This event is FREE for all, though some items will have a nominal cost. Watch our website for more details and make plans to join us!

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  12. Matt Grillo said,

    June 6, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Food Truck Friday
    June 15, 2018
    5-8pm
    All ages
    Jen Turner (781) 696-1287
    Belchertown Town Common
    FREE ADMISSION
    https://www.facebook.com/events/583354332005832/

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  13. June 4, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival June 16 10am-10pm Bowe Field (371 Old Columbia Street) Adams, MA.

    A whimsical celebration of the Arts for the whole family. We encourage people to dress up in faerie garb or fantasy characters from story, lore, and legend. This is a festival of whimsy, play, and community celebrating the season of green and brightness.

    Admission $8, ages 6-12 $4, 5 and under free.

    https://www.facebook.com/berkshiremountainsfaeriefestival/

    Build faerie houses in the Faerie village, embellish fairy wiings, story telling tent, puppet shows, meet the faerie Queen and her court, Show Circus Studio, drumming, music – Three Pints Shy, Misty Posey, Slow Poney, Aura Shards, and to finish the night Ravenbanes Firecraft.

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  14. June 4, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Meet Laura Ingalls at Lilly Library
    Tuesday, July 24 at 6pm-7pm
    Florence Lilly Library
    http://www.rosaliesilliman.com
    http://www.facebook.com/events/429311000828379/
    Free event

    Meet Miss Laura Ingalls in the year 1882! Hear her speak of her travels, family, and school. Have your questions answered through stories of Laura’s childhood and gain a deeper understanding of what life was like in the late 19th century. Fun for all ages!

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  15. May 31, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Plant, Tree and Wild Edibles at the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Windsor Saturday June 2nd 10am-1pm. Learn about plants, trees and wild edibles that grow in the unique high elevation spruce-fir boreal forests of western MA such as blue bead lily, pink lady slipper, painted trillium, wild azalea, bunchberry, woodland ferns and trees such as red spruce, balsam fir and tamarack. Co-sponsored by Mass Audubon. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for registration and fee info

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  16. May 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    River Celebration
    Saturday, June 16, 9:30am-2pm
    Retreat Farm
    350 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT

    Bring the whole family to celebrate our rivers, farms, and all who love them!

    • Lunch and live music
    • Fun morning excursions for all ages on the river and at the farm
    • Honor our Bud Foster Awardees – individuals who are outstanding, devoted and accomplished river advocates
    • Farm/River Roundtable: Doing Right by Our Rivers, with featured scientists, farmers and environmentalists – moderated by Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

    Retreat Farm is a family-friendly educational farmstead. You can sign up to tour the farm, meet the animals, and your little ones are welcome to join the kids-only ice cream making workshop.

    All this for only $15 and children under 12 are FREE!

    More info and tickets at http://www.ctriver.org/celebration

    Questions? Contact Stacey at 413-772-2020 x211 or slennard[at]ctriver.org

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  17. May 25, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Forbes Library Summer Reading Kick-Off Party and Book Sale!
    June 2, 10-2
    Free community fun for all ages, on the Forbes Library grounds!
    20 West Street, Northampton
    587-1010

    Join us as we kick off Summer Reading 2018 with events for all ages!

    9 am – 2 pm Forbes Library Annual Book Sale

    10 am – 2 pm Summer Reading Signups

    10 am – 11 am Face Painting for Kids

    10 am – 12 pm AEIOUkes Perform

    11 am – 11:30 am Music for Kids with Mr. Liam

    11:30 am – 1 pm Listening Station with bean bag chairs, vinyl records, and headphones

    1 pm – 2 pm Libraries Rock Concert featuring Forbes Library Musicians in Residence Gentle Hen, Beach Honey, and The Fawns

    1 pm – 2 pm Temporary Tattoos for kids

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Summertide Poetry Workshop for Teens

    View our calendar here: https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4212303

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  18. Geoffrey Oldmixon said,

    May 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Join us on the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 2nd for the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and the WGBY Chef Spearit Lunch. The Asparagus Festival is from 10 AM to 6 PM, while the Chef Spearit Lunch is from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Find more information about the Asparagus Festival at http://wgby.org/asparagus, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2092489701004871/ . Find information regarding the Chef Spearit Lunch at https://wgby.org/lunch, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/245823172651797/ . See you there!

    Please contact Geoffrey Oldmixon, goldmixon@wgby.org

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  19. May 17, 2018 at 10:25 am

    This Saturday May 19 at 2 pm
    Families Vision Boarding workshop-
    Create a collage that has everyone’s values and personality in the same work of art. You and your family will choose images and words that spark excitement and meaning to your unit. Hang your family-created vision board high in your home for an every day reminder of your values, inspirations, and connection to one another!
    Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church 867 N Pleasant St, Amherst
    with Tina Zorzi
    Family Time with Multi-Arts is FREE of charge and donations are welcome

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  20. May 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Celebrate PLAY at A2Z w/ Northampton Parents Center!
    Saturday May 19th
    10am to 6pm

    Join A2Z Science together with Northampton Parents Center and Celebrate PLAY! This is a fun filled event with a special HUGE BRIO Train Play Area, snacks, plus music by Liam Hurley at 2:30pm! We will be donating 10% of our sales for the day to the Parents Center (an AMAZING community resource!) Also the first 50 kids (between ages 1 and 5) that play in train area get a free BRIO train car!
    Contact information (name, phone, email, web)

    A2Z Science and Learning Store, 57 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060

    Free!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2097498020495874/

    Questions: Contact@A2ZScience.com or 413-586-1611

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  21. May 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Clear the Kid-Clutter!

    (A free workshop designed to simplify our homes, increase our daily calm and bring more joy to our families, based on the book Simplicity Parenting:Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne, M.Ed.)

    Tuesday, June 5
    10-11:30 am
    For parents of any age children (childcare provided)
    Northampton Parents Center, 279 Main St, lower level
    Free!
    Registration required at northamptonparentscenter@gmail.com

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  22. May 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Title: Industrious Angels: Female Inspirations
    Date: June 3rd, 2018; 2:00 p.m.
    A family-friendly event located at Laurel Park’s Normal Hall. A lecture/demo by Ko Festival performer Laurie McCants who will present excerpts from Industrious Angels, her solo “handcrafted-story-spinning-shadow-puppet-memory-play-with-music” evoking the secret creative lives of women, mother/daughter bloodlines, and the ghost of Emily Dickinson. She will reveal her process, illuminating how she kindled her creative fire by collaging together inspirations from the female artists, past and present, who are her spiritual nurturers. You are invited to stay for a hands-on shadow puppet workshop. Suggested donation $10. $5 materials fee for workshop.
    This program is supported in part by a grant This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Council, a state agency.
    Contact: Sandra Matthews, co-chair of Laurel Park Arts, smatthews@hampshire.edu
    Address: 2 The Circle, Northampton MA 01060; look for “Event Parking” signs along route 5/10, 1 mile north of River Valley Market.
    For more information and updates, visit laurelparkarts.org .

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  23. Anne said,

    May 11, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    TWO EVENTS TWO DIFFERENT TIMES May 12, 2018
    Second Saturday Science Patrick O’Roark 10am –11am
    The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, January thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs from 10-11am.
    Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature.

    May 12: Metamorphosis

    June 9: Pollinators

    Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Author Event and Book Signing May 12 11am to 12pm
    Join Corinne and Artemis as they share their new book with us. Explore the fun and fascinating world of insects through this lively question and answer book. Do dragonflies breathe fire? Do stink bugs take baths? Do bedbugs wear pajamas? These silly questions—the kind kids often ask—are followed by informative answers, sure to make every reader eager to learn more about insects. Kids will delight in this engaging, interactive read-aloud, and educators, parents, and budding naturalists will enjoy the detailed illustrations. Saturday, May…

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  24. Lynn said,

    May 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Join us to test out virtual reality technology! Makerspace Workshops will also be bringing robotics to play with. All ages are welcome- adults, teens, and children ages 8+.

    Registration is required. Please call or email to add your name to the list.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Lyn Keating Programming Fund.

    Westhampton Public Library
    1 North Road
    Westhampton MA
    413-527-5386
    westhampton@cwmars.org

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  25. Beit Ahavah said,

    May 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Family Shavuot Celebration at Abundance Farm
    Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Shavuot is an ancient Jewish holiday celebrating the first fruits of the harvest, known as Bikkurim. We invite all families with young children to a joyful holiday celebration on Abundance Farm, where we will extend to a special blessing to our most important Bikkurim of all – babies and children welcomed to families in the past 12 months.

    10:30 am – 11:00 am Create paper flowers and bouquets for our honored guests with Kate Holdsworth, director of Gan Keshet.

    11:00 am – 11:30 am A musical celebration of the season with beloved musician Felicia Sloin, especially for ages 5 and under.

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm A joyful ceremony to meet and welcome the newest members of our families and honor all our children, followed by ice cream.

    Family members will be invited to introduce their newest family members by name. If your child does not have a Hebrew name, and you are interested in learning more about this tradition, please contact Amy@abundancefarm.org and we’ll be in touch very soon.

    Please RSVP at
    https://goo.gl/forms/rUVBRvUQKpG8c3en2
    so we know how many to expect!
    All are welcome – please share with growing families.

    Please RSVP so we know how many to expect! Please share to friends with growing families.

    Sponsored by Abundance Farm, Congregation B’nai Israel of Northampton, Gan Keshet Jewish Community Preschool of the Pioneer Valley, Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton and PJ Library of Western Mass (Upper Valley).

    Questions? Email Amy@abundancefarm.org.

    Happy Shavuot!

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  26. Anne said,

    May 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    CANCEL Ice Skating FRIDAY May 11 at 11:30am Mullins Center UMASS Amherst due to UMASS GRADUATION

    *******Ice skating is canceled this Friday.

    Ceremonies UMASS Friday and Saturday
    Graduate Ceremony
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    9 a.m.
    Mullins Center

    Learn moreabout the graduate commencement ceremony
    Undergraduate Ceremony
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    4:30 p.m.
    McGuirk Alumni Stadium
    Learn moreabout the undergraduate commencement ceremony

    Stockbridge Ceremony AS Degree
    Saturday, May 12, 2018
    10 a.m.
    Bowker Auditorium in Stockbridge Hall

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  27. Beit Ahavah said,

    May 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    SHABBAT B’YACHAD ~ “Sabbath Together” at Beit Ahavah,
    MAY 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

    Saturday mornings full of learning, singing, eating, praying and fun!

    Please RSVP to info@beitahavah.org. Held at 130 Pine St, Florence.

    VOLUNTEERS to help with lunch: ***SIGN UP AT:
    http://signup.com/go/RVcPyKK

    Schedule:
    9:30-10:15 a.m. – Options for all ages!
    * BIM BAM AHAVAH led by Marlene Rachelle (families with ages 0-4) for singing, movement, snack and play.
    * L’CHAIM – To Life! (grades preK-2) with Morah Molly Shaffer Parr
    * RUACH Torah Improv with Heidi Haas ( grades 3-8)
    * and Adult Torah Study with Rabbi Riqi Kosovske

    10:15-11:30 a.m. – All together in Social Hall
    * SHABBAT MORNING MUSICAL SERVICE and interactive Torah service led by Rabbi Riqi & Marlene Rachelle

    11:45 a.m.
    * Vegetarian TACO BAR, 20th Anniversary & Teacher Appreciation CAKE by HGF Rekindle Shabbat.

    Major funding by Harold Grinspoon Foundation and co-sponsored by PJ Library of Jewish Federation of Western MA.
    ALL WELCOME!

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  28. Lisa Ouellet said,

    May 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    R.H. Conwell Elementary School
    147 Huntington Road
    Worthington, MA 01098
    413-238-5856

    Saturday, May 19th, from 9:30 – 11:30, please join the Preschool Teachers for “A Taste of Preschool.” Come see what a typical day looks like. They will have center time, circle time with songs and movement, snack, a read-aloud and time to explore outside. Explore the garden and the playgrounds!

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  29. Anne said,

    May 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Ice Skating for all families during the day time at Mullins Center, UMASS-Amherst.

    The change is the last ice skating time is THURSDAY not Friday!!! Please check out the new schedule below.
    Thanks,
    Anne

    From: Morkeski, Jeffrey
    Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:48 PM
    Subject: June 8th HSS

    Anne,

    I’d like to move your last Home School Skate to Thursday 11:30am instead of Friday because this will help us facilitate our ice-out process.
    Thanks!

    JEFF

    Date Fri Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/11/2018 Fri Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    *******************************************************************************
    5/18/2018 Fri Rink Home School Skate 12:00 PM-1:50 PM **
    ***********
    5/25/2018 Fri Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    ***********
    6/1/2018 Fri Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    ******************************************************************************
    6/7/2018 THURS Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM CHANGE to Thursday, June 7, 2018

    $6 per child Credit Cards, Cash and Checks
    $6 per child Rentals free and their guardian skates for free
    ***
    You need to feed the meter with coins or pay by cell https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile

    Parking in front or in back of Mullins Center Building.

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  30. Erin Donnally Drake said,

    May 2, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Handmade Makers Market Craft Fair
    May 19, 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm
    Saints James and Andrew Church
    8 Church St. Greenfield
    saintsjamesandandrew.org

    The Makers Market Craft Fair brings together over 70 crafters in three locations on the church campus, some inside and some outside, for your shopping pleasure. The Greenfield Garden Club will also host their annual Extravaganza for those seeking plants. The Saint James Cafe will be open serving breakfast, lunch, and other delectable treats.

    Money raised at this fair goes towards the mission and outreach projects of the church including Second Helpings weekly Community Meal, Bread of Life and Cathedral in the Light monthly meals, and more.

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  31. April 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Amphibians of Fitzgerald Lake
    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 – noon
    Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, North Farms Rd. entrance, Florence
    413-268-3668
    Learn about the fascinating species of amphibians at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in this morning hike. Join Brad Timm, who has conducted amphibian research in New England for 15+ years, as we walk the trails and learn about the natural history and conservation of the amphibians that dwell in the streams, breed in the vernal pools, and inhabit the permanent wetlands of this region. Many amphibians are rather secretive, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled for the various frogs, toads, and salamanders that call FLCA home. All ages are welcome and encouraged!
    Meet at North Farms Rd. entrance to FLCA.

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  32. Phyllis Cove said,

    April 28, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Seasonal Floral Arrangements Sat May 12, 2:00 – 4:00 $20
    Community Room, Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton

    Kate Stafford, Horticulturalist limited to 15 participants
    Learn how to use plant materials gathered in the yard and garden to create beautiful arrangements for your home. First, we will head outdoors for a demonstration of best practices for collecting plant materials; we will then return to the classroom to create unique display pieces. Bring pruners and a container or vase for your arrangement.
    Pre-registration advised at https://forbeslibrary.org/friends/events/garden-tour/

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  33. Lisa Berry said,

    April 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Wildwood Elementary School Tag Sale and Car Wash 5/5, Rain date 5/6, 9-2! 71 Strong St, Amherst, MA
    Saturday, 5/5 (Raindate Sun 5/6) Come to the First Annual Tag Sale/Car Wash Fundraiser at Wildwood Elementary School! We’ll have housewares, sports equipment, outdoor equipment, toys, games, books, clothes, baby and child gear! There will also be games for kids, faceprinting, a bake sale and lemonade for sale!

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  34. April 22, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Spring Is for Birds!
    Saturday, April 28, 8:30 – 10:30 am
    Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area, Cook Ave. entrance, Florence
    413-268-9391

    Spring is the ideal time to go out birding! Join Hampshire Bird Club’s Mike Locher on this walk through forest and wetland habitats in search of swallows, woodpeckers, thrushes, bluebirds, and early warblers. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Bring binoculars if you have them. Free! Meet at the Cooke Ave. (Moose Lodge) parking lot in Florence.

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  35. Anne said,

    April 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Free Family Storywalk Sat Apri28, May19, June 16 in Amherst
    *****************************************************************
    FREE Family StoryWalk Series with Dawn Marvin Ward
    Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
    April 28: Looking for a Moose
    May 19: A Fairy Went A-Marketing
    June 16: Turtle Splash!
    FREE
    Register here
    Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity with your young children? This spring, we are excited to be offering a free StoryWalk series with Dawn Ward! Designed for pre-readers and their families, Dawn’s StoryWalks will include an outdoor family walk and indoor natural history touch-table activities. Join us for one or all! Many thanks to the Amherst Cultural Council for generously funding this series.
    The Hitchcock Center, by Hampshire College, Amherst
    413-256-6006

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  36. Anne said,

    April 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Ice skating during the daytime. All families welcome. Adults must stay with their children. This is not a drop off activity.

    New Cost for kids and teens $6 per child -Credit Cards, Cash and Checks accepted Now

    $6 per child Rentals free and their guardian skates for free

    You need to feed the meter with coins or pay by cell https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile
    Parking in front or in back of Mullins Center Building.

    April
    4/20/2018 Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM

    4/27/2018Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM

    May
    Date Day Facility Event Type Event Time
    5/4/2018 Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/11/2018Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/18/2018Fri 12:00 PM-1:50 PM
    5/25/2018Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    6/1/2018 Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    6/8/2018 Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM last day time skate

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

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  37. April 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Tibetan Dream Yoga Public Talk and Slideshow with Michael Katz PhD
    Friday, May 4, 2018: 7:00 – 8:30pm
    Total Harmony Tai Chi Qigong
    16 Center Street, Studio 527, 5th Floor
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
    Free and open to the public
    Donations welcome
    “…People have been fascinated with the subject of dreams and dreaming since time immemorial. Dreams of clarity which may increase through techniques of Dream Yoga have been known to foretell the future, solve seemingly unsolvable problems, and give us insight into our own personality. Lucid dreams refer to those dreams during which people both have awareness that they are dreaming and yet are still asleep…”

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  38. Tracie said,

    April 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Talking with Trees
    April 26, 12PM- 1PM and
    5PM- 6PM, Ages 10+
    Edward J. Dryer Conservation Area (Terrace View, across from Pleasant Street and Ferry Street, Easthampton)

    ​In celebration of National Arbor Day, join us for this playful introduction to nature mindfulness/eco-selfcare, where we will each find and connect with our own special tree! Plan to engage ALL of your senses! :-)

    Being in nature reduces stress hormones, lowers blood pressure, and literally allows our bodies to release the electric energies that they hold when in highly “wired” spaces. Engaging with nature creates amazing shifts in our physiology, awareness, ability to focus and ability to tune into what we really need and desire. Tune into how nature (and trees) make a difference for you. What to Bring: something to sit on (blanket, yoga mat, raincoat). Waterproof shoes recommended. Water bottle, journal, bug spray optional).

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  39. Tracie said,

    April 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Trees Are Terrific
    April 26, 3:30PM-4:30PM; April 26-28
    Mill 180 Park
    The Joy of Trees-Movement, Song and Stories*

    Thursday, 3:30PM-4:30 PM (Family, esp ages 2-8)
    Come BE a tree, enjoy tree stories and even a song or two about trees! We know trees make oxygen, but did you know they help humans in many other ways? Come learn how. If you have a poem or book about trees or forests that you love, you are invited to bring it to share.

    All Day Thurs-Saturday: Tree Art!
    What do you like about trees? Come create a drawing to share about your connection with trees! We will display your artwork through the weekend for everyone who visits! Not sure what to draw?W’;ll have fun coloring pages available.

    *Note: Guardians/parents of little ones who might wander away or disturb others are asked to directly supervise them during the Joy of Trees program.
    Proceeds to go to the Pascommuck Conservation Trust.
    $5-$15/person,per event suggested donation
    More info on other Arbor Day celebration events here:

    https://www.naturetonurturelifecoaching.com/national-arbor-day-events.html

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  40. Pamela Smith said,

    April 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

    CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL!! A Playapalooza!!!
    Celebrate Young Children and All the People Who Help Them Grow!

    Saturday morning, April 28, 2018
    9:30—11:30 am
    FREE * Rain or Shine
    Jackson Street School gymnasium & playground

    Games and activities for young children and their families, with live music by Liam Hurley, a local musican and parent. Just show up and play play play. :)

    Climb around a REAL school bus, fire engine, police car, and DPW truck! Spray a fire house with water from the fire truck! Create art! Play with ramps and balls! Tumble on mats! Helpful resources for parents of young children & car seat checks by the Northampton Police Department.

    Come play and have a fun festival blast — bring family & friends!

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  41. Jennifer said,

    April 16, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Build The Mac
    Thursday, May 3rd 6:00-7:30 pm at Orchards Hotel.
    Presentation at 6:30, followed by Q & A.

    Community Meeting for Build The MAC! The public is invited to attend an “open house” meeting Thursday, May 3rd 2018. Our mission is to create a multi-use performing arts facility in Northern Berkshire County for children, adults, local artists and performers. The center will also be a venue for other area organizations for dance, voice, music, comedy, theater, and studio spaces.

    We welcome all of Northern Berkshire County to join us in learning about the Minerva Arts Center, Build the MAC Project and steps to achieving our our goal of raising $100,000 by August 1st! Minerva Arts Center is ready to take the next step and create a performing arts facility to call home for our community and local residents!

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Event sponsored by: Orchards Hotel & The Print Shop Williamstown.

    For more info & details please visit http://www.MinervaArtsCenter.org/BuildTheMac/.

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  42. anna sobel said,

    April 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Free puppet shows!
    Thursday, April 19 @ 3pm
    Whale Tales
    at the Miller’s Falls Public Library

    Saturday, April 21 @ 10am
    Fairies of the Seasons
    at the Buckland Public Library

    Brought to you by Talking Hands Theatre, a one-woman puppet company based in Shutesbury, MA.
    More info at talkinghandstheatre.com

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  43. April 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Lag B’omer celebration
    Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy
    1148 Converse Street in Longmeadow
    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Festivities will be held with three great inflatable rides: Ultimate Challenge Obstacle, Octagon Extreme and Crayon Play Land Combo for $5 for unlimited rides.

    A barbecue with family prices will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and dessert and will begin at 5:00 p.m.

    Lag B’omer commemorates the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s death. The Rashbi, as he was known, asked that the anniversary of his death be commemorated by fun outdoor celebrations.

    For more information call the LYA at 413- 567-8665, email at info@lya.org or check out LYA.org for more details. Reservations requested but not required. The Lag B’omer celebration will be held rain or shine. Major funding for activities is sponsored by Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  44. April 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Clear Out That Closet!
    Multi-family TAG SALE at Amherst Montessori School
    Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (sellers set up at 9 a.m.)
    27 Pomeroy Lane, Amherst

    Got outgrown kid clothes? Baby gear that’s been sitting in storage for way too long? On Saturday, May 12th, the Amherst Montessori School PA will be hosting a TAG SALE on the school’s grounds at 27 Pomeroy Lane in Amherst.

    Set-up from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. TAG SALE from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Clean-up from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Additional parking available in the lot around the former Dancer Computer building, next to the Moan & Dove.

    Tables will cost $25. 1/2 tables will cost $15. **Please come prepared to pay in cash on the day of the sale.** You are responsible for setting up, manning, and cleaning up your table. You set your own prices and handle your transactions. You keep all the proceeds from your table.

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RESERVING A TABLE, please email Gaby Kennedy Costa at gmk05@hampshire.edu by Monday, May 7th. (Note: In the event of inclement weather, the tag sale will take place in the school’s Great Room.)

    The more the merrier–tell your friends! And if you don’t have anything to sell, please join us on May 12 to have fun & shop!

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  45. April 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Join us in the Hawks-Hayden room at Meekins Library, 2 Williams Street, Williamsburg, MA Tuesday, April 7th, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. for screening of the film “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point.” Discussion by local physicians Drs. Peter Siersma and Chris Flory will follow. Sponsored by The Friends of the Williamsburg Library.

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  46. Rachel Schy said,

    April 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Israeli podcast and radio show, Israel Story, will be coming to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Sunday, April 29 as the last stop on their Spring 2018 US tour. They will be performing their brand-new show “Mixtape” in honor of Israel’s 70th Birthday. It will feature live music, dance, storytelling, and visuals.

    “Mixtape”- The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist will take the audience behind the scenes of some of Israel’s most (and least…) iconic songs, and unpack the dramas, complexities and social tensions involved. Israel Story strives to shine a spotlight on the dramas that comprise Israeli life through the use of long-form non-fiction content about Israel. Since 2014, Israel Story has been creating content in both English and Hebrew on Galei Tzahal, Israel’s leading national radio station.

    Registration is required.

    WHAT: “Mixtape”- The Stories Behind Israel’s Ultimate Playlist

    WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2019
    7:00pm

    WHERE: University of Massachusetts Amherst
    650 North Pleasant Street
    Integrative Learning Center (ILC) Lecture Hall N151

    For more information, or to register, please visit umasshillel.org/israelstory.

    Media interested in attending the event or interviewing a member of Israel Story should contact Rachel Schy at 413-549-1710 x 202 or rschy@umass.edu

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  47. Kendra Weisbin said,

    April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Joseph Allen Skinner Museum Spring Opening Reception
    Thursday, April 26, 4:30-6:00pm
    33 Woodbridge Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
    (413) 538-2245

    Spring is officially here, and that means that the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum is opening for the season! The Skinner Museum has many thousands of treasures on permanent display, including fossils, artifacts from Oceanic and Native American cultures, 19th-century souvenirs, and a 150-pound meteorite! Come join us for an afternoon of discovery and fun, including a “Mysteries of History” challenge, prizes, and refreshments. This event is free and open to curious folks of all ages!

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  48. April 11, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Greta Carey Exhibit and Silent Art Auction
    Through April 27
    Meekins Library
    2 Williams St., Williamsburg

    A curated selection of paintings by the late artist on view and open for silent bidding in the library’s Neil Hammer Gallery. A wide variety of landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and local scenes available. All proceeds benefit the Williamsburg Libraries, Grange, and Historical Society.

    A longtime town resident, Greta was particularly well known for her historical views of local communities, and her four large murals of Williamsburg, commissioned by the former Williams House, have been reinstalled in The Brewmaster’s Tavern in conjunction with the town’s celebration throughout April of Greta Carey Month.

    Meekins Library is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. For a gallery of paintings, a link to library hours, and more information on all of the month’s events, visit http://www.gretacarey.art

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  49. bkatusich said,

    April 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    All 4 Her Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
    Friday May 4 2018, 7pm-9pm
    Saturday May 5 2018, 9am – 2pm
    St. Philips Episcopal Church
    128 Main St, Easthampton MA

    This is our 9th semi-annual sale! Gently used women’s and teen girl’s clothing and accessories. Business, casual, sport, outdoor, lounge, and formal wear. Household items & Gifts. This is a popular event so come early and bring your friends.

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  50. CMB said,

    April 10, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Day of Fun, Fishing, and Learning!
    Saturday May 5, 2018, 10 am – 2 pm (rain date May 6)
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office
    300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley MA 01035

    Free fishing for kids 14 and under
    Borrow a rod and reel (or bring your own, barbless hooks only)
    Free dip nets for the first 90 kids
    Keep up to three fish
    Fun activities for all ages
    Bring a picnic

    For fishing day information, call: 413-253-8303
    Federal relay service for the deaf and hard-of-hearing: 1-800-877-8339
    Activities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you require special arrangements, call the number above.

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  51. amy meltzer said,

    April 9, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Shabbat Shabloom with Katryna Nields and Amy Meltzer Saturday, April 21 at 11:15 am.
    Congregation Bnai Israel 257 Prospect St Northampton FREE
    Celebrate the end of the week with joyful music, movement and stories, followed by a mini-kiddush of challah and grape juice. Especially for ages 0-5 and their grownups. All are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/921381918030160/

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  52. amy meltzer said,

    April 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    PJ Preschool Pals Presents: Earth Day Robotics
    Sunday, April 22
    10am – 11:30 am
    Lander Grinspoon Academy
    257 Prospect St
    Northampton, MA
    413-584-6622

    https://www.facebook.com/events/586983041663442/

    Celebrate Earth Day! We’ll read the PJ LIbrary book “Tikkun Olam Ted”- a story about a little boy doing the work of repairing the world by caring for the world around him. Then we’ll use early childhood KIBO robots and child-created props to bring the story to life. All are welcome! $5 suggested donation per family.

    Suggested $5 donation per family to defray the cost of materials.

    A project of Lander Grinspoon Academy and PJ Library of Western Massachusetts. Supported by generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  53. April 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Ooey Gooey Night. Tuesday, April 10th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street, Williamstown. Fun messy art and science activities for young children. FREE Drop-In Event! For families with children 1 to 8 years of age. Siblings always welcome!

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  54. Janet Couch said,

    April 7, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    15th Annual All-4-Kids Spring/Summer Consignment Sale
    Sat, April 21, 8 am – 4 pm; Sun, April 22, (1/2 price sale) 9 am – 2 pm at Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton 1000’s of quality items for infants-young teens including Clothing, Baby gear, Footwear, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Games, Furniture, Sports Equipment; ALSO Maternity and Nursing Clothes. Cash and Credit Cards accepted. More info at http://www.sites.google.com/site/all4kidseasthampton.com, and/or on Facebook at all4kidseasthampton.

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  55. April 6, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s May Fest
    Sunday May 6th 1-4pm
    At the Mass Audubon at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
    127 Combs Rd Easthampton, MA
    Featuring the Iroko Nuevo Cuban Drum & Dance Ensemble, Valley Rhythm Keepers West African Drum & Song, Guided Hike, Nature Activities w/ Tamarack Hollow staff, Boreal Forest Slideshow w/ Director Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, Locally sourced CHILI lunch, Bake Sale & mini Silent Auction, Tamarack Hollow Trading Nature / Craft / Percussion Marketplace.
    Family friendly event – all ages welcome
    $5 – 20+ suggested donation at door or on our website
    Event proceeds go to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, a tax-exempt non-profit educational organization conserving a rare, high elevation spruce-fir boreal forest; providing environmental & cultural programming for all ages & preparing to build a sustainable nature center in Windsor, MA
    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Easthampton Cultural Council / Easthampton City Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
    Thank you to Mass Audubon at Arcadia for co-sponsoring this event!
    Email: aimee@gaiaroots.com for info, to volunteer or to sponsor the event
    Follow us on Facebook/Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center
    RSVP on Facebook/Tamarack Hollow May Fest
    “Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship”
    http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org & http://www.tamarackhollow.com

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  56. Sara Coblyn said,

    April 5, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Sweet Roots Gardens Kids CSA
    -Thursdays July 19 to August 9. 11am-12pm
    -Fridays meet 10am-11am, July 20-August 17 (no class July 27)
    **Early bird registration ends April 15 $85 for 4 week session**
    After April 15, 4 week session is $95, Sibling is $25 (babies free:-)
    Includes about $10/week of a weekly ‘snack share’ of veggies.

    The CSA just for kids and their grownups at Sweet Roots Gardens in South Deerfield. Watch (and participate) as your child delights in nature by making mudpies in our digging garden, picking a carrot fresh from the earth or visiting with our chickens. Activities include planting and harvesting, exploring the alphabet through our educational garden signs, having a tea party in our herb garden, yoga in the garden, making picking buckets, creating garden art, playing in our outdoor kitchen, exploring the hungry caterpillar in the garden and more.

    For more info and to register, go to our website.
    http://www.sweetrootsgardens.com/summer-kids-csa/

    Or contact Sara at saracoblyn@gmail.com

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  57. Anne said,

    April 4, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Free Sarah Pirtle Concert Apr 7 10am The Hitchcock Center in Amherst, MA (by Hampshire College)
    FREE Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    ***********************************************************************************
    April 7, 2018 at 10-11am All ages welcome FREE Paid for by Amherst Cultural Council (MCC)
    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/event/two-hands-hold-the-earth-a-family-concert-with-sarah-pirtle/

    Register here

    Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.
    Sarah Pirtle brings songs for children that amplify the very principles we teach at the Hitchcock Center. Sarah performs primarily on the guitar, and also mountain dulcimer, and wooden flute. She is a ten-time national award-winning musician as well as a graduate school teacher of music at Lesley University who is a nationally recognized expert on supporting schools with social skills.
    Sarah Pirtle, MEd, has provided over a hundred residencies for public schools spanning seven states. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in children’s music, citing the international impact of her songs. As a trainer for Equity Institute and Communities she has helped create undoing racism songs and conversations. The latest of her five books is Better Together: Caring and Including instead of Bullying, K-6th. Sarah stands out for her kindness and receptivity, and for embodying the spirit of inclusive community. She has been involved since 1981 in fostering unlearning racism by leading trainings and in her educational books. She creates a memorable experience of lasting interconnection. Six of her songs were chosen for Pete Seeger’s songbook on ecology songs including “My Roots Go Down,” and “The Mahogany Tree” which have been part of Hitchcock Center Programs. She is beloved in the Valley for her concerts and school programs.

    SATURDAY April 7, 2018 at 10-11am
    All ages welcome FREE
    Register here

    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/

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  58. Katie Carr said,

    April 3, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Hike at Bear Swamp
    Wednesday, April 25th
    10:00 am – noon

    Come hike the beautiful Bear Swamp in Ashfield with Hilltown Land Trust! This property of The Trustees boasts steep, wooded hillsides, boggy wetlands, and vernal pools.

    There are 3 miles of trails at the property, but how much of the trails we hike depends on the group. Difficulty is moderate to strenuous in places.

    Come dressed for the outdoors and be sure to bring snacks, water, and insect repellent.

    This event is free and open to all ages.

    Please RSVP to Katie at hltoutreach@thetrustees.org or call (413) 628-4485, ext 4.

    https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/hike-at-bear-swamp-hilltowns-hiking-series

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  59. Katie Carr said,

    April 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Beginning Birding
    Saturday, April 21st
    7:30 – 9:30 am

    Are you interested in birdwatching but maybe feel a little intimidated by how much there is to learn? Or perhaps you have started identifying birds in your backyard, but are interested in learning more in the field? Join Hilltown Land Trust on a beginners-focused bird walk with Lee Halasz. Lee will take the group on a guided walk on conserved land in Cummington and give an introduction to the wondrous world of our avian friends. The property includes wetlands, farmlands, forest, and a gorgeous waterfall.

    Lee is a native of Australia who has lived in Western Massachusetts for the past five years, and has enjoyed orienting himself in New England through our exotic (to him) ecology and local bird species. He has studied ornithology at the graduate level, has held several positions surveying birds and bird habitat, and has worked on wildlife management and endangered species issues at the state government level.

    Come dressed for being outside. Wear hiking boots with long pants and sleeves, and bring insect repellent, snacks, and plenty of water. If you have them, bring binoculars, a camera, and a field guide to birds. Please note that this location does not have bathroom facilities.

    This event is open to all ages.

    Cost: $10 HLT members / $15 for non members

    Preregistration is required for this program as space is limited. The location of the event will be given once you have registered.

    RAINDATE: April 28th, 7:30-9:30 am

    https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/beginning-birding-session-1

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  60. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Beit Ahavah Social Justice Afternoon Tea
    Sponsored by the Tzedek Tzedek Committee

    Sunday, April 22nd, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    130 Pine Street, Florence, MA

    Join our community conversation which falls on Earth Day!

    Let’s talk about:
    – the relationship between social justice & Judaism
    – what issues and inequalities keep you up at night!
    – joining our efforts to address sanctuary and immigrant justice work
    – the URJ Brit Olam covenant with our world

    For questions about the event,
    please contact Margaret Miller at mmiller857@comcast.net.

    http://www.beitahavah.org, (413) 587-3770, info@beitahavah.org

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  61. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 29, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Monday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Jewish Book Group. 

    Join us as we read portions and discuss the compelling novel, “The Faith Club” by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner. 

    Led by Beit Ahavah member Anne Bussler, this once-a-month Jewish book group is an excellent way for book worms and community members alike to join together and share thoughts and ideas as we connect over the reading. 

    Please try to read as much as you can before attending- but even just a few chapters is okay! 

    Attendance is free, please RSVP to Anne Bussler at anne.bussler@yahoo.com in advance. 

    For more information, call us at (413) 587-3770.

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  62. March 28, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Passover for All People at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
    289 Main Street Greenfield
    4/2 at 5pm

    Games, Songs, Food, Discourse, and the ultimate scavenger hunt! A celebration of rebirth and redemption in the on-going journey of freedom for ALL. Join us for a community meal led by Rabbi Andrea of Temple Israel and the Passover Pick-up Band where we will inspire each other through a non-traditional, participatory Passover Seder. Our meal will be prepared by the wonderful folks of Stone Soup Cafè. We invite everyone of all backgrounds and beliefs to join our table and break bread this April 2nd!

    Passover (or Pesach) is an important Jewish holiday commemorating their liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation as told in the Book of Exodus.
    A traditional service revolves around the Seder, a ceremonial dinner that includes the placement and eating of symbolic foods, and the reading of the Haggadah. Meaning “telling” in Hebrew, our Passover’s Haggadah has been customized to appeal to people of all faiths and beliefs, and the ancient stories we pass down will serve as poignant metaphors and parables about current events facing everyone. The Seder will give “order” to our dialogue, but the community will determine where our story goes~

    Please join us for this communal dinner on April 2nd, open to everyone. Tickets will be $20 for all Ages, and include:

    5p-6p – Appetizers & Activities for Children
    6p-7p – Storytelling, Singing, Open Band Jam, and Discussion
    7p-9p – Mealtime, Merriment, Scavenger Hunt, & Dessert!

    Temple Israel members have a 10.00 family subsidy per child

    Our Passover meal is being generously prepared by Stone Soup Café Greenfield MA, and Wine by the bottle will be available for purchase. There will be no hametz in the meal, but the Vegan option includes kitniyot and the meat will be local, not kosher.
    Please refrain from bringing outside food into the venue.

    We look forward to singing, conversing, and sharing our Passover table with you!

    https://templeisraelgreenfield.org/events/passover-people-all-are-welcome

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  63. March 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    8th Annual Will Bike 4 Food
    Sunday, September 30, 2018
    Begins and ends at The Hatfield Lions Club Pavilion
    15 Billings Way, Hatfield MA 01038
    (Behind Hatfield Elementary School and the Hatfield Library).

    Time varies depending on route. First kickoff is at 7:00 a.m., after party starts at 2:00 p.m.

    Website: http://www.WillBike4Food.org
    Registration: $35 *Register during the month of March and we’ll waive your registration fee*

    Will Bike 4 Food is a charity cycling event that began in 2011 as a way to raise funds and awareness about the issue of local hunger. The event features 4 routes for cyclists of all abilities to choose from: 10, 25, 50, and 100 miles.

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  64. March 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    National Donut Day Beer Pairing Party
    Friday, June 1, 2018
    5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
    At the Storrowton Tavern Carriage House
    1305 Memorial Ave.
    West Springfield, West Springfield 01089
    Website: http://www.BeerAndDonuts.info
    Cost: $50 general admission, $35 designated driver
    All attendees must be 21+ with valid proof of identification.

    Local bakeries and donut shops will be assigned a specific Berkshire Brewing Company beer to create the perfect donut pairing. Our guests will sample at least eight beer and donut pairings, then vote for their favorite. The overall favorite will be awarded the “People’s Choice” winner. Additionally, a special panel of judges will determine the “Judges’ Choice” winner.
    We’ll also have other delicious food, including a pretzel bar, a mac & cheese bar, and an assortment of fresh fruit, artisan cheese, and vegetable crudité. There will be a live band, an auction, lawn games, and more!

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  65. March 23, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    The Food Bank After Hours: Have a Beer & Volunteer with Your Legislators
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018
    5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    At The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    97 N. Hatfield Road
    Hatfield, MA 01038
    Website: http://www.foodbankwma.org/afterhours
    Cost: $10
    Join us for a special night of volunteering and networking with local elected officials and other young professionals.
    Learn more about how The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger.
    Make an immediate positive impact by sorting and packing donated food items for distribution while talking to your legislators about issues that are important to you. The volunteer shift will be followed by a social hour featuring Berkshire Brewing Company beer, Headwater Cider and Black Birch Vineyard wine.
    21+ event, must provide valid proof of identification.
    Please arrive at 5:15 p.m.

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  66. Rebecca Hubbard said,

    March 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Preston Heller-Mentalist will perform at the Erving Sr./Community Center in Erving, Ma. on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free but monetary donations will be accepted for the local food pantry. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Erving Public Library. Refreshments will be available to purchase.
    Preston Heller will not tell you what a mentalist does-he will show you! In doing so, every audience member will have a unique, personal experience with the “unseen”, including thought implementation, influence, the revealing of information known only to the spectator, the reading of body language, and voice patterns, psychometry and more! This event is 100% family friendly but due to the subject matter, it is recommended for ages 12 and up.
    The Community Center is located on Route 63 North just after the Erving Elementary School.

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  67. March 22, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Brick by Brick: Building Your Imagination
    Free Family Event
    April 7, 3:00 pm
    Springfield Symphony Hall
    Springfield, MA
    info@springfieldpublicforum.org

    Dan Steininger, former LEGO Master Model Builder, has spent the last 24 years working at a dream job building with LEGO bricks. He was one of only 8 LEGO Master Model Builders in the world employed by the LEGO Company. Dan has built thousands of LEGO creations over the years and traveled throughout the world doing LEGO Building Events, celebrating his love of LEGO with over a million children and adults. Dan will talk about how he became a LEGO Master Builder and the process of building large-scale LEGO models. This interactive program is suitable for all ages and will include demonstrations and audience participation.
    SPONSORED BY: COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MA

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  68. Kara Demler said,

    March 22, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Jack and the Beanstalk – Puppet Show
    Saturday, April 7th at 11AM

    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St. Lee, MA
    413 394-5023
    http://www.spectrumplayhouse .org

    As part of the Families First Series, CIP Berkshire Puppet Troupe presents an original version of the old English fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Join Jack on his adventures with a singing cow, a silly goose and a goofy giant. Admission is free for kids and suggested donation of $5 for adults

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  69. Deb Holman said,

    March 21, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Brattleboro School Without Walls Open House
    Wed April 4
    6-7pm
    132 Main St./Brooks House
    Brattleboro, VT

    This event will take place at BSW2’s downtown learning center, at Oak Meadow in the Brooks House. Teachers and current students will talk about the program and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

    BSW2 offers a high-quality, low-cost, hybrid learning environment for high school students. Students enroll in three full credit Oak Meadow courses and attend classes three days a week, freeing them to pursue their other interests or studies while earning an accredited diploma. The school features a collaborative learning experience, one-to-one teacher support, college counseling, comfortable study spaces, wifi, and kitchen facilities.

    Visit bsw2.org for more information. Application are still being accepted for September.

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  70. March 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Spring Vacation Camp at Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    Ages 6-10, Grades K-5
    Monday – Friday, April 16-20, 8:30am-3:00pm
    Members: $60 per day/Non-members: $70 per day
    Registration required at https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/ or by calling 413-256-6006

    Spend your days off from school learning and playing outside at the Hitchcock Center! We’ll explore topics in spring ecology while playing games, making crafts and spending time with our live animals. Sign up for as many days as you wish.

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  71. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Young Frankenstein Movie Night at Beit Ahavah
    April 21, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    130 Pine St, Florence, MA.

    Join us for a night at the movies as we screen Young Frankstein, a 1974 film by Mel Brooks.

    In the film, an American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process of animating the monster, Frankenstein.
    You can see the trailer via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7csc1O21jDU

    Bring your friends and family and prepare for a hilarious and heart-warming evening. Admission is free! All are welcome.
    There will be refreshments at intermission to purchase.

    Held at Beit Ahavah ~ 130 Pine Street, Florence.

    Brought to you by the Beit Ahavah Adult Programming Committee. Contact Andrew Bourke at ambourke@comcast.net for more information.

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  72. Jean Pao Wilson said,

    March 19, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Battle of the Bands at Easthampton High School ( 70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027)
    Saturday, March 31st, 7 pm – 10:30 pm

    Enjoy a concert of LOCAL BANDS battling for the GRAND PRIZE ( 2 Full Song Recordings at Sonelab Studio and a gig at Luthier’s Co-Op, both of Easthampton).

    $8 in advance
    $10 at the door

    Enjoy a night of FUN as you help us FUNdraise for Easthampton High School’s We the People team, who are the state champions in the competition about the Constitution and will represent Massachusetts in the National Finals in DC in April 2018!
    See our story:
    http://http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/easthampton_high_school_academ.html
    Also on Facebook: EHS We the People

    For more information/tickets: Contact Kelley Brown, kbrown@epsd.us
    or 413-529-1585 x 2504

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  73. arkofamelia said,

    March 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Sunday, March 25th, 10 am – 2 pm.
    Petting Zoo and Pony Rides at Heritage Farm in Easthampton (30 Florence Road)!!

    Come pet a horse, cow, pig, donkey, etc!
    Come Ride a Pony!

    FREE !! Suggested donation of $2 per Petting Zoo admission and $2 per Pony Ride!

    Fun Family Event as well as FUNdraiser for We the People team of Easthampton High School, State Champions in the competition about the Constitution, who are raising money to send the team of 21 students to DC at the end of April 2018 for the National Finals!

    See story:
    http://http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/easthampton_high_school_academ.html

    For more info: check out EHS We the People on Facebook!

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  74. Anne said,

    March 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Free Family Storywalk Saturdays April May June Amherst

    Free Family Storywalk Sat Apri28 May19 Amherst

    FREE Family StoryWalk Series with Dawn Marvin Ward
    Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
    April 28: Looking for a Moose
    May 19: A Fairy Went A-Marketing
    June 16: Turtle Splash!
    FREE
    Register here
    Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity with your young children? This spring, we are excited to be offering a free StoryWalk series with Dawn Ward! Designed for pre-readers and their families, Dawn’s StoryWalks will include an outdoor family walk and indoor natural history touch-table activities. Join us for one or all! Many thanks to the Amherst Cultural Council for generously funding this series.

    The Hitchcock Center, by Hampshire College, Amherst
    413-256-6006
    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/

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  75. Anne said,

    March 16, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Free Sarah Pirtle Concert Apr 7 10am The Hitchcock Center in Amherst, MA (by Hampshire College)
    FREE Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    ***********************************************************************************
    April 7, 2018 at 10-11am All ages welcome FREE Paid for by Amherst Cultural Council (MCC)
    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/event/two-hands-hold-the-earth-a-family-concert-with-sarah-pirtle/

    Register here

    Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.
    Sarah Pirtle brings songs for children that amplify the very principles we teach at the Hitchcock Center. Sarah performs primarily on the guitar, and also mountain dulcimer, and wooden flute. She is a ten-time national award-winning musician as well as a graduate school teacher of music at Lesley University who is a nationally recognized expert on supporting schools with social skills.
    Sarah Pirtle, MEd, has provided over a hundred residencies for public schools spanning seven states. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in children’s music, citing the international impact of her songs. As a trainer for Equity Institute and Communities she has helped create undoing racism songs and conversations. The latest of her five books is Better Together: Caring and Including instead of Bullying, K-6th. Sarah stands out for her kindness and receptivity, and for embodying the spirit of inclusive community. She has been involved since 1981 in fostering unlearning racism by leading trainings and in her educational books. She creates a memorable experience of lasting interconnection. Six of her songs were chosen for Pete Seeger’s songbook on ecology songs including “My Roots Go Down,” and “The Mahogany Tree” which have been part of Hitchcock Center Programs. She is beloved in the Valley for her concerts and school programs.

    SATURDAY April 7, 2018 at 10-11am
    All ages welcome FREE
    Register here

    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/

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  76. Anne said,

    March 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Free Pollinator Friendly Meetings Amherst BTOWN

    Pollinator Friendly Resolution meeting 3/27 Amherst Belchertown Mtg 4/17

    We would love to see resolutions proposed to some future Town Meetings in the Valley promoting pollinator-friendly land care practices; the meeting at the Bangs Center in Amherst on March 27, 7 PM, will outline some tactics to get proposals to Town Meetings.

    Belchertown presentation: I have been invited to do a slide presentation on pollinator gardening at the Clapp Library on April 17 at 7:00. Please come and invite others!

    Could you forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in the March 27 meeting?
    Thanks! Peggy MacLeod
    ——
    “Supporting Pollinators Through Town Resolutions”
    Tuesday, March 27, Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst

    Sponsored by Grow Food Amherst.

    Learn about steps that five western Mass towns used that led to passing Town Meeting resolutions to establish municipal land care practices that restore and support healthy pollinator habitat.

    This effort is part of the 1,001 Pollinator Garden project launched by W. MA Pollinator Networks (wmassbees.org). For more information call Peggy 413-530-6119.

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  77. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Friday, April 6, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    Passover Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck.

    Led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi. Join us for the jamming monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath and holidays for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends.

    Please bring a nut-free vegetarian kosher-for-Passover-by-ingredients dish to share, and matzah-pizza will be provided.

    SPECIAL NOTE FOR PASSOVER POTLUCK: Please help us observe the 8th night of Passover by bringing potluck items that do not contain grain or leavening items. Please label all food ingredients this month. If you label things, attendees can choose what is their tradition. Quinoa is kosher for Passover for everybody. Vegetables, fruit, eggs, leftover charoset, gefilte fish, and anything made form certified Kosher for Passover ingredients is welcome too. Major funding is provided by HGF Family Grant.

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  78. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Sunday, March 25, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    RUACH Community School &
    Mah Nishtana: Passover Family Education Day.

    Grades preK-7. Join us for Passover family-learning day led by Rabbi Riqi and teachers. RUACH & L’CHAIM parents come for the whole day for learning with Rabbi Riqi as well as family stations on the different mitzvot of Passover in the Four Questions. Coffee and snacks provided. Generous funding support from Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

    All welcome.

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  79. March 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Storytime Kids’ Yoga
    Wednesday, March 21 and 28
    3:45 pm
    Ages 6-12
    Forbes Library
    20 West St.
    Northampton, MA 01060
    Free!

    This program brings the wonderful practice of yoga to kids in a way that is accessible to them! We will play games and read stories while we move and breathe and visualize our way to a peaceful evening. The series is intended for children ages 6-12.

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  80. March 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Model Seder!
    3/25/18 10:30-12:30 at Temple Israel in Greenfield

    Preschool-aged children will learn about Passover traditions by making their own seder plates while older children help to prepare the traditional meal. We will then join together as a group for a model seder with ritual foods, singing and an interactive telling of the Passover story.

    This event is Free and open to everyone regardless of Jewish background. The activities are best for 2.5-10 years old, but all are welcome.

    Please call 978-979-6517 or 413-773-5884 or email jscherernq@gmail.com or office@templeisraelgreenfield.org with any questions.

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  81. Amy LeFebvre said,

    March 14, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Good Purpose Gallery to Support Autism Awareness Month
    40 Main Street
    Lee, MA 01238
    April 1 – April 30
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    413-594-5045
    gallery@cipberkshire.org

    In honor of Autism Awareness Month, throughout April, the Good Purpose Gallery will present artwork from neurodiverse artists represented from CIP (College Internship Program) and CATA (Community Access to the Arts.) CATA’s exhibiton will finish up during the first week of April and then CIP’s Founder’s photographs as well as pieces by CIP students and high schools students of the Berkshires will be installed. These exhibitions are meant to shine a light on autism awareness and acceptance and we hope that you’ll visit to show your appreciation!

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  82. Jean Pao Wilson said,

    March 14, 2018 at 10:27 am

    On Friday, March 16th, from 5-7:30, Easthampton High School’s We the People Team will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper/Charity Auction FUNdraiser!

    EHS won 1st place in the competition about the Constitution and will be representing the state of Massachusetts when they will compete in the We the People National Finals at the end of April 2018 in DC.

    See story:
    http:// http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/easthampton_high_school_academ.html

    Tickets: Adults $10, Kids (12 and under) $5.

    Over 75 items in Charity Auction: heating system, restaurants gift cards, Thunderbirds tickets, Pioneer Valley IndoorKarting, Pioneer Valley Ballet tickets, Show Circus Gift Cards, art/photos, and much more!

    Please help support these future leaders of tomorrow!
    Come eat and check out the auction!

    For more information or tickets, please contact Kelley Brown at EHS
    kbrown@epsd.us, 529-1585, ext. 2504, Facebook: EHS We the People

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  83. Phyllis Cove said,

    March 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

    The Ins and Outs of Seed Starting
    First of three workshops in honor of the 25th annual Friends of Forbes Northampton Garden Tour. Learn how to start your flowers and vegetables from seed: top sources for seeds, the best set-ups for growing them (containers, growing medium, temperature, lights, etc.), the timing for starting different types of seeds, transplanting after germination, moving plants outside, and planting in the garden. Introduction to useful guides for seed starting and to the best tools for transplanting. Presented by Julie Abrams, master gardener. Pre-registration encouraged at

    https://forbeslibrary.org/friends/events/garden-tour/ or

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsofForbesLibrary/events

    Same day walk-ins as space allows.
    $15.00

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  84. Anne said,

    March 9, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Elaine Darr-Morton free showing and free reception March 10, 2018 11am to 1pm at Granby Library, 297 East State Street, Granby, MA

    Her photos will be hanging at the Granby Library from March 5 to March 31, 2018

    She has photos from Quabbin, Eagles in Maine and many more. They are amazing.

    http://www.lescampbellphotography.com/

    FYI.
    Anne

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  85. Anne said,

    March 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Free 2nd Sat Mar 10 Vernal Pools Hitchcock Amherst

    Second Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center 9am-1pm
    ****
    March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 Free
    The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September thru December from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs.
    Saturday Family Science Series 10-11am

    ***
    Free, registration appreciated. Groups of 6 or more please call ahead.
    Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature.
    Upcoming themes:
    March 10: Vernal Pools
    April 14: Water Cycle
    May 12: Metamorphosis
    June 9: Pollinators
    *****
    COST Backyard Sugaring with Jennifer Unkles
    A Saturday afternoon in early March based on the weather
    Members Free/Non-members $8
    Register here
    Have you wanted to do some backyard sugaring but aren’t sure where to start. Join Jennifer at her home where she will share with you her home sugaring operation.
    *****

    FREE Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    April 7, 2018 at 10-11am All ages welcome FREE Paid for by Amherst Cultural Council (MCC)
    Register here
    Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.
    Sarah Pirtle brings songs for children that amplify the very principles we teach at the Hitchcock Center. Sarah performs primarily on the guitar, and also mountain dulcimer, and wooden flute. She is a ten-time national award-winning musician as well as a graduate school teacher of music at Lesley University who is a nationally recognized expert on supporting schools with social skills.
    Sarah Pirtle, MEd, has provided over a hundred residencies for public schools spanning seven states. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in children’s music, citing the international impact of her songs. As a trainer for Equity Institute and Communities she has helped create undoing racism songs and conversations. The latest of her five books is Better Together: Caring and Including instead of Bullying, K-6th. Sarah stands out for her kindness and receptivity, and for embodying the spirit of inclusive community. She has been involved since 1981 in fostering unlearning racism by leading trainings and in her educational books. She creates a memorable experience of lasting interconnection. Six of her songs were chosen for Pete Seeger’s songbook on ecology songs including “My Roots Go Down,” and “The Mahogany Tree” which have been part of Hitchcock Center Programs. She is beloved in the Valley for her concerts and school programs.
    ***
    FREE Family StoryWalk Series with Dawn Marvin Ward
    Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am
    April 28: Looking for a Moose
    May 19: A Fairy Went A-Marketing
    June 16: Turtle Splash!
    FREE
    Register here
    Looking for a fun Saturday morning activity with your young children? This spring, we are excited to be offering a free StoryWalk series with Dawn Ward! Designed for pre-readers and their families, Dawn’s StoryWalks will include an outdoor family walk and indoor natural history touch-table activities. Join us for one or all! Many thanks to the Amherst Cultural Council for generously funding this series.

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  86. Anne said,

    March 9, 2018 at 6:46 am

    HS Ice Skating TODAY FRIDAY March 9 11:30AM-1:30 Mullins UMASS Amherst

    All families welcome!

    Homeschool Ice Skating New Cost for kids and teens
    $6 per child Credit Cards, Cash and Checks accepted Now $6 per child (also no rental cost)

    Adults that bring them are free and no rental cost.

    Please remember there are young kids and first time skaters. Skate with respect and kindness!

    You need to feed the meter with coins or pay by cell https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile

    Account Schedule – By Date 3/2/2018 – 4/27/2018

    Date Day Complex Facility Event Type Event Time Cleanup
    3/2/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/9/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/16/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/23/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/30/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/6/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/13/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/20/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/27/2018 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM

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

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  87. March 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Candy Free Easter Egg Hunt
    March 31st, Saturday 10am-1pm

    Come and enjoy this popular Candy Free Easter Egg Hunt. This is a free community event, where children have a customized egg hunting experience. Great for kids of all ages! Pony rides, hay maze, face painting and delicious refreshments available for an additional charge.

    Location: Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont, 01258
    Cost: FREE
    More information: (413) 528 5299

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  88. Tasha Daniels said,

    March 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Wild Animal Egg Hunt
    March 31, 2018
    12 PM—2 PM Sharp
    Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge
    Fort River Division
    69 Moodybridge Road Hadley, MA 01305

    FREE
    Trail: Accessible For all Abilities

    Join us at the Wild Animal Egg Hunt at Fort River Division. Not your traditional egg hunt! We will be using Geographic Positioning Units to find the plastic eggs! Each colorful egg has picture of an animal photo inside that makes the Refuge its home. The challenge is to read the story What Do You Say? by Jessica Kane and Victoria Ruddle; as you walk the trail, find all your colorful eggs, and learn about the animals, and decode the special message found within the golden eggs. There is an interactive worksheet to help you along as you hunt. Look for eggs as you walk the trail finding clues to fill in your hunt worksheet, then you put the clues back in the eggs so the next family can play too! At the end of the journey, if you can tell us the magic phrase each child will receive a grab bag!

    To participate download the free apps:

    IPHONE in Apps store search: EASY GPS by 2Kit Consulting
    ANDRIOD in Google Play search: GPS Coordinates by WOOZILLI, LLC

    If you don’t have a smartphone there is an interactive work sheet for you too! Over one hundred and thirty visitors participated in the event last year. Come and join, the fun!
    Grab bags available while supplies last.

    To RSVP Contact: Tasha_Daniels@fws.gov or call (413) 658-5403

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  89. March 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    From the creators of Cabaret and Chicago comes CURTAINS, a family-friendly musical comedy whodunit presented by Hampshire Regional High School.

    Performances will be at Hampshire Regional High School located at 19 Stage Road, Westhampton, MA 01027 on:

    March 16 at 7pm
    March 17 at 7pm
    March 18 at 2pm

    Call (413) 437-5649 or email hrhstickets@gmail.com to reserve tickets, and they will be available at the door for all three shows. Adults $15 and under 18 $10.

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  90. Debbie Weyl said,

    March 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    March is Sing With Your Child Month: Celebrate with FREE Open House and Sample Classes by Music Together for Valley Families

    Through March 24, 2018: Experience this joyful, internationally recognized music and movement program for 0-5 year olds with their parents/caregivers.

    Sat. 3/10 AM & Thurs. 3/22 PM at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in So. Hadley.
    Sat. 3/24 AM at Amherst South Congregational Church

    Other options available in the current semester as well, please call for class times and to reserve a space.

    (413) 259-9400
    http://www.valleymusicgroup.com

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  91. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Beit Ahaversary: Celebrating 20 Years!
    ‘Cause love rules at the Love Shack!

    Celebrate with Beit Ahavah on our 20th Anniversary!
    Dessert and dancing with the Klezamir Band
    Havdalah and celebratory program

    Held at Mill 180 Park, the exciting new urban park in Easthampton.
    Saturday, May 12, 7pm-10pm

    Complimentary valet parking available.
    All are welcome!

    Tickets: $36

    https://beitahavah.brownpapertickets.com/

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  92. Anne said,

    February 17, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    HS Ice Skating Mullins Center UMASS Amherst

    All Families are welcome!

    New Cost for kids and teens $6 per child Check or cash only

    $6 per child

    Parents are expected to stay. Parents or guardians can skate for free. NO rental cost.

    But you need to feed the meters with coins or

    pay by https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile

    2/23/2018 Fri MC Rink HS 11:30AM-12:50 PM *This is correct!

    Account Schedule – By Date 3/2/2018 – 4/27/2018

    Day Complex Facility Event Time
    3/2/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/9/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/16/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/23/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    3/30/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/6/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/13/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/20/2018 Fri MC 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM
    4/27/2018 Fri 11:30 AM-1:20 PM 1:20 PM-1:30 PM

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

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  93. Anne said,

    February 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    From: Dawn Marvin Ward
    Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:12 PM:

    Hello folks,

    I’m sharing this announcement for some upcoming programs that I will be presenting at the Leverett Library this month and next.
    ************
    FREE On Sunday Feb 25 2-4 pm: Wildflowers In Winter in Leverett, MA

    Learning to identify wildflowers in their winter stage can be a fun challenge.

    Learn how to match the summer wildflowers with their winter attire.
    Photographs, clues, and hands-on exploration will help expand your knowledge of the winter landscape.
    Discover the amazing variety of shapes, forms and textures; learn lore and legend of local plants and gain an appreciation of
    wildflowers in their dormant state.

    Please Note: This program is not a hike, specimens will be available inside.

    *************************************************************************
    FREE On Sunday March 25 2-4 pm: History In Stone in Leverett, MA

    Family and local history have been preserved in special places that many don’t think to visit for historical purposes. Cemeteries are filled with local information and artwork while they last.
    Preservation of gravestones and recording the information they have engraved on them is valuable as another way to preserve our local history.
    Do you know how many cemeteries are in Leverett, where they are, what condition they are in and what you can learn from them of your local past?

    Join along on a slide show “visit” of the cemeteries of Leverett and see what history can be gleaned from them, and HOW to find further history from a headstone

    Please note: This is the same presentation from two years ago but many folks missed it and have requested that I re-present it so….

    Flyers are attached for more info.

    Cheers, Dawn

    Dawn Marvin Ward
    Growing Up With Nature 🐾
    & LES Greenhouse Manager 🌱
    dawnmarvinward57@gmail.com

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  94. JENNIFER DELOZIER said,

    February 15, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Creative Writing Group
    March 1, 15, 22, 29
    4-5pm
    for 9-12 year olds **PARENTS MUST STAY ON SITE
    Jennifer Delozier, M.Ed.
    413-320-3207
    jenn_delozier@charter.net
    FREE
    Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton

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  95. Anne said,

    February 11, 2018 at 1:29 am

    FREE Family Concert at the Hitchcock Center in Amherst April 7 2018

    Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    ****************************************
    Date and Time Sat, April 7, 2018
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    *****************************************
    Location
    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    845 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    If you want to learn more about Sarah Pirtle go to http://sarahpirtle.com .

    http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/event/two-hands-hold-the-earth-a-family-concert-with-sarah-pirtle/

    If you want to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-hands-hold-the-earth-a-family-concert-with-sarah-pirtle-registration-4275987

    Filling out the registration is to get a count for this event.
    ****
    Many thanks to the

    Amherst Cultural Council

    for supporting local artists and family friendly entertainments and friendly messages Sarah promotes in her music.
    *****

    All are welcome to come event last minute!

    *****************************************
    Location
    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    845 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002

    Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    April 7—10:00 am – 11:00 am FREE
    *****************************************************
    Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.
    Sarah Pirtle brings songs for children that amplify the very principles we teach at the Hitchcock Center. Sarah performs primarily on the guitar, and also mountain dulcimer, and wooden flute. She is a ten-time national award-winning musician as well as a graduate school teacher of music at Lesley University who is a nationally recognized expert on supporting schools with social skills.
    Sarah Pirtle, MEd, has provided over a hundred residencies for public schools spanning seven states. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in children’s music, citing the international impact of her songs. As a trainer for Equity Institute and Communities she has helped create undoing racism songs and conversations. The latest of her five books is Better Together: Caring and Including instead of Bullying, K-6th. Sarah stands out for her kindness and receptivity, and for embodying the spirit of inclusive community. She has been involved since 1981 in fostering unlearning racism by leading trainings and in her educational books. She creates a memorable experience of lasting interconnection. Six of her songs were chosen for Pete Seeger’s songbook on ecology songs including “My Roots Go Down,” and “The Mahogany Tree” which have been part of Hitchcock Center Programs. She is beloved in the Valley for her concerts and school programs.
    April 7, 2018 at 10-11am

    All ages welcome FREE

    Venue
    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    845 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002
    Phone:
    413-256-6006

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  96. February 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Two Hands Hold the Earth: A Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle
    April 7, 2018 at 10-11am
    All ages welcome
    FREE but registration is encouraged to help us plan

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    845 West St., Amherst

    Join award-winning musician Sarah Pirtle for a fun family concert this spring! A favorite with Hitchcock staff, Sarah’s music connects children with nature using beautiful harmonies, varying instruments and often multiple languages. Bring your family! There will be room for dancing and a chance to see Sarah’s instruments! Space is limited.

    Learn more about Sarah and register: http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/programs/children-and-family-programs/additional-programs/

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  97. diebye said,

    January 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Syrup Stampede
    Sunday, April 8, 2018
    At Look Park, Dow Pavilion, Florence, MA
    Race starts at 10:00 am, day of registration opens at 8:00 (register early for discounted entry fee)
    FREE pancake breakfast to follow for registered participants. $5 for non-registered.
    All ages welcome .
    Visit syrupstampede.com for more information and to register.
    Questions, please contact us at info@syrupstampede.com
    Please join me for our first annual family friendly 5k run/walk event hosted by Empty Arms.We are a non-profit organization offering support and resources to grieving families who have experienced a loss of pregnancy or infant. Proceeds from the Syrup Stampede will allow Empty Arms to raise awareness of these devastating events and provide continued support to our grieving families.

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  98. Kester Warlow-Harry said,

    January 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    ESTATE SALE. CHESTERFIELD. SATURDAY, January 27 12––4:00 PM.
    Furniture. All sorts of wonderful items. Elegant taste. Beautiful Artist supplies, china, mugs, tables, chairs, jewelry, not to be missed. 89 BRYANT STREET. Check out one more day of on-line auction for more https://www.ctonlineauctions.com/storecatalog.asp?userid=75697

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  99. January 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    The Pioneer Valley Women’s March is proud to announce the Women’s March Anniversary: Hear Our Voices, Hear Our Vote! March and Rally on Saturday, January 20, 11-1 pm in Northampton. We will march to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. The March is a peaceful, family friendly event. All are welcome. This event is free.

    The March will once again begin at Sheldon Fields and culminate at Northampton City Hall, where we will rally with inspiring speakers such as Congressional candidate Tahirah Amutal Wadud and performers including The Nields .Parking is available at Sheldon Fields as well on-street parking throughout Northampton. https://www.facebook.com/events/200256233873115/

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  100. January 8, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Afterschool Watercolor Workshop Grades 3-6
    January 22 3:15-4:30pm
    Registration required

    Westhampton Public Library

    After School Watercolor Workshop for Gr.3-6 with art teacher Leslie di Curcio Marra Mon. Jan. 22 @ 3:15-4:15 Snow date Feb 5. Experiment and explore the art and science of watercolors. Create beautiful imagery with luscious colors and other surprising materials…All materials provided- leave with your own set of paints and paper for further discovery! Register in advance westhampton@cwmars.org – program limit 23.

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  101. Katie Carr said,

    December 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Photos & Pie!
    Sunday, Dec. 10th from 3:00-4:30 pm
    Bullitt Reservation
    332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield
    FREE!

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for the opening reception of our Fall Photo Contest show! All of the wonderful photos submitted to the Water, Everywhere contest will be on display.

    We will be serving delicious pie and beverages. Bring your families and friends and meet fellow photographers! Feel free to make a pie to share or enjoy some of ours. The winning photographs will be framed and on display and prints of all other contest entries will be available to view. Framing for winning photographs courtessy of a generous donation by the R. Michelson Galleries.

    RSVP to Katie Carr at hltoutreach@thetrustees.org or (413) 628-4485 ext.4

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  102. Pat Keith said,

    December 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren- New support group!

    At this meeting we chat and support each other with sharing hints for a healthy and less stressful holiday season. Bring your ideas! Parenting the second time around can be very challenging, let us support each other. Join us for our first meeting and see how good it feels to be in the company of others who understand the joys and the concerns.

    Tuesday, December 5 from 5 pm- 6:30 pm.
    R.H. Conwell Elementary School
    147 Huntington Rd, Worthington, MA

    Join us for a light dinner with your family prior to the support group. Childcare is provided.

    For more information call Pat at 413-834-4073 or 413-563-1981.

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  103. Heather Jacques said,

    November 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    42nd Hobby Horse Bazaar!!
    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Place: Hawlemont Elementary
    10 School St
    Charlemont MA 01339

    This Event is run by the Hawlemont PTO and benefits our students’ educational activities and enrichment programs. Please consider being part of this well attended event!

    Local Crafts, Shopping, Food, Music, Cookie Decorating, Raffle and Much More!

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  104. Niki Wortis said,

    November 16, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Santa is coming to town!
    The Gazebo at Pettingill Park in Cummington
    Saturday, December 2 from 9 – 10am
    FREE!

    Come tell Santa what you want for Christmas and have some munchkins and hot chocolate while you wait. You can also claim your very own free ornament for your own tree!

    Location: The Gazebo at Pettingill Park, Cummington,
    Cost: Free

    More information: Visit the Cummington Recreation page on Facebook or http://www.cummington-ma.gov/Boards.php?14

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  105. November 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Please join us at the:
    SES Shopping Extravaganza
    Sunderland Elementary School
    1 Swampfield Drive
    Sunderland

    Sunday, November 19 from 1:00 – 4:00

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

    Avon Beauty Products
    LuLaRoe Leggings
    Usborne Books
    Norwex Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products
    Thirty-One Purses, Totes, and Bags
    Wildlife and Scenic Photography by Dale Monette
    Linda’s Jewelry Box Snap Jewelry
    Young Living Essential Oils
    Rodan + Fields Skin Care
    Handmade Scarves, Jewelry, and more by the Girl Scouts
    Wreaths and Outdoor Holiday Decor by Chamutka Farms
    Souvenirs for the Sunderland 300th Anniversary Celebration
    Younique Cosmetics and Skin Care
    DoTERRA Essential Oils and Natural Healing
    LipSense Lip Color
    Kid Kanvas Entrepreneur Kits for Kids
    Felt Mythical Handmade Felted Crafts
    Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski jewelry
    Matilda Jane Clothing

    PTO Table with:
    Farmy, Fresh & Fun hoodies, tshirts, water bottles and more
    Raffle for items and baskets from vendors above
    Lottery Calendars

    Bake sale and snack table to benefit the PTO!

    And much, much, more!!

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  106. November 7, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    A Day with Superman and Superwoman Vision
    November 14, 6:30pm
    Westhampton Public Library

    This workshop introduces children to light. Light is made up of visible and invisible “colors”. “Prism glasses” will be used to separate light into the visible rainbow of colors. While these are not visible to our eyes, we can use a digital camera to “see” these “colors” and give ourselves super vision. Our super vision will be used to see hidden messages and detect dangerous ultraviolet light.

    Please call, email, or visit the library to register!

    Presented by: Mount Holyoke College in collaboration with the Dreyfus Foundation & the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

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  107. Michelle McGrath said,

    November 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Breakfast with Santa!

    Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 821
    Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00am to 11:30am
    Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Center
    Holyoke Road, Westfield

    Adults: $8 Children 4-12: $5 Children 3 and under are free!

    Delicious Pancake Breakfast served by the Boy Scouts!
    Huge raffle with fabulous prizes!
    Photos with Santa Claus!

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  108. Amy LeFebvre said,

    November 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    A Beautiful World Opening Reception

    The Good Purpose Gallery is pleased to present A Beautiful World, bringing together the highly individual styles of Jessica Park, Diane Cournoyer and Teresa Bills. The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 17th, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm where you’ll get a chance to meet the artists and enjoy the art and some food, and the show runs until Monday, January 8th, 2018.

    Cost: Free

    Good Purpose Gallery
    40 Main Street
    Lee, MA 01238
    413-394-5045
    gallery@cipberkshire.org

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  109. November 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Back By Popular Demand Cash Is King Returns to Teresa’s Restaurant & Banquet Hall on Saturday Nov 11th,2017

    Join Cash Is King as we return to Teresa’s Restaurant in Ware, MA on Saturday Nov 11th for a Special Veteran’s Day Dinner and Concert. Great music by Johnny Cash and June Carter and The Tennessee Three.. Plus other great songs from their friends in music. A Great Event for America’s Best…

    Teresa’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall

    315 Palmer Road

    Ware, Massachusetts 01082

    For Tickets & Reservations: 413.967.7601

    Tickets $45.00 per person Includes 6 Course Family Style Dinner and Show !!

    Jackson Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cOk-TsslMI

    >>>A Reception Hour of Appetizers Consisting of Cheese, Crackers & Fruit>>>>>Followed By A Six Course Family Style Dinner, CASH IS KING Show, Tax, Gratuity & Parking !!

    50/50 Raffle With The Proceeds Going To The Holyoke Soldiers Home

    Don’t Miss This Veteran’s Day Celebration !!!

    5:00 pm Cocktail Hour with Cheese Crackers & Fruit and Cash Bar

    6:00 pm Dinner

    7:00 pm Show

    #VeteransDayCelebration #Raffle #Concert #CashIsKing #TeresasRestaurant #Dinner #Dancing #ColdLibations#HolyokeSoldiersHome #VeteransDay2017 #HonorAndSupport

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  110. November 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    TELLABRATION! A NIGHT OF STORYTELLING AROUND THE WORLD with storyteller Motoko and other storytellers.
    Nov. 19, 4:30 pm,
    Families with children, all ages, and adults welcome,
    Contact Gail N. Herman, Storyteller, 413-203-5247. http://www.gailherman.net
    Location: Indoor Park, Mill 180, Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA
    Free and open to the community. You may make a donation to the hurricane victims in the islands. Open Mic after invited storytellers.

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  111. October 31, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Flight Night! Date Night Edition
    11/17/17
    6-8pm

    The New England Center for Circus Arts
    10 Town Crier Dr., Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Join us for Flight Nights at NECCA–monthly opportunities for anyone and everyone to take a swing on the flying trapeze! November Flight Night is Date Night–bring your Significant Other, your child, or just yourself!

    Do you want to give flying trapeze a try, but you’re not sure if you’ll like it? Are you looking for something new to do for date night, or a fun activity for the whole family? Come take a swing on the flying trapeze! $10 for one turn, $20 for three turns, no advance registration, just come on by and fly. Open to anyone ages 5 and up (that means you!), no experience necessary.

    802-254-9780
    info@necenterforcircusarts.com
    https://www.necenterforcircusarts.org

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  112. October 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    LAVA presents A Goddessey at NECCA
    11/11/2017
    7:30-8:45pm (no Intermission)
    Ticket prices: child $10, adult $15, VIP $25
    All ages welcome- Some mature content

    The New England Center for Circus Arts
    10 Town Crier Dr., Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Obie and Bessie award winning feminist acrobatic dance company, LAVA, presents A Goddessey, our feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes emotional and geologic carrying a transmuting traveler from a bleak and blurry patriarchal present into a rainbow colored feminist future with the help of ancestors geologic and otherwise. A Goddessey is the synthesis, culmination, and explosion of 17 years of earth moving performance. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3099714

    802-254-9780
    info@necenterforcircusarts.com
    https://www.necenterforcircusarts.org

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  113. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Shabbat Shabloom !Saturday, NOV 11 at 10:30 am
    Congregation Bnai Israel 253 Prospect St Northampton FREE
    Join Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer to celebrate the end of the week with joyful music, movement and stories, followed by a mini-kiddush of challah and grape juice. Especially for ages 0-5 and their grownups. All are welcome!

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  114. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    PJ Preschool Pals Presents: Giving Thanks Everyday
    Sunday, November 19
    10am
    Lander Grinspoon Academy
    257 Prospect St
    Northampton, MA
    413-584-6622

    https://www.facebook.com/events/157407028192648/?fref=ts

    Giving thanks is a value shared by many cultures. We will explore Jewish traditions of gratitude and create beautiful gratitude jars – a ritual we can take to our dinner tables – on Thanksgiving and all year round.

    Every PJ Pals begins with play time in the Kindergarten classroom, songs, and stories, and concludes with a Tumble and Play session in our sunny multi-purpose room. Especially for ages 3-5 and their grownups – all are welcome.

    Suggested $5 donation per family to defray the cost of materials.

    A project of Lander Grinspoon Academy and PJ Library of Western Massachusetts. Supported by generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  115. Anne said,

    October 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Ice Skating November 10 Mullins Center Amherst
    All families are welcome.

    November
    11/10/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    11/17/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    11/24/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 1:30 PM-2:50 PM
    December
    12/1/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/8/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/15/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/22/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/29/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 1:30 PM-2:50 PM

    More Dates to come!
    HS Ice Skating Fridays 1130to120 Mullins Amherst see two dates with different times!!!
    Students are back. You can park at the meters in the front or back of the Mullins Center. You can park in the garage but a hike for kids. BRING COINS FOR THE METERS OR Pay By Cell with Parkmobile see at the bottom of this e-mail.

    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton
    ****************************************
    CASH OR CHECKS ONLY TO PAY CASHIER FOR ICE SKATING—BRING COINS FOR THE METERS
    ****************************************
    Parking: How you get to the back parking lot METERS from the Mullins Center front parking lot? –take right on Commonwealth Avenue, take right on Massachusetts Avenue, right on Mullin 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 stickered parking lot area number 67. You need to exit the way you came and then bare left. If no meters left to park in front of, you can try to park in lot 67. I have never tried. I worried about getting a ticket. But seems lot 67 isn’t always full.
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton

    COST: $5 per child (their adults are FREE if you want to try) This includes rentals at no extra cost. Cost will go up in Winter 2018 by $1.00.
    IF YOU HAVE YOUNGER OR NEW ICE SKATERS, BRING YOUR OWN CLEAN BUCKETS (TAKE THE WIRE HANDLE OFF FOR SAFETY). I AM NO LONGER ALLOWED TO GO AND GET BUCKETS. SO SORRY!!! .
    **************
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-information

    Pay By Cell with Parkmobile instead of bringing coins
    UMASS has partnered with Parkmobile to offer pay by cell service on campus! (11/10/15)
    • No need for coins to park
    • Renew your time remotely. No more racing back to the car or cutting a meeting, class or meal short
    • Pay from your car, office, classroom, or home. No more standing in the rain, snow, or heat to complete your parking transaction
    • Parkmobile sends text message reminders 15 minutes before your time expires so you avoid citations by remotely renewing your parking
    • Park in any paystation or meter on campus using Parkmobile (not in numbered lots)
    Sign up with Parkmobile to pay by cell at UMASS
    • Please contact Parkmobile for any questions regarding billing and/or account management.
    • Please contact UMASS Parking Services for information on pay by cell locations on campus.
    Rate – Regular meter and paystation rate: $1.50/hr
    https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile

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  116. Anne said,

    October 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Noodles’ & Albie’s Birthday Surprise
    Saturday, Nov 18th at 1:15pm
    Clapp Memorial Library, 19 S. Main Street, Belchertown, MA

    ******************Local author Eric Bennett

    For an independent title, Noodles & Albie garnered 100% excellent reviews in newspapers, book blogs and library websites. The book is presently carried in more than a dozen independent bookstores, including the prestigious Eric Carle Picture Book Museum. It’s also on Amazon and at penguingiftshop.com as well as in aquarium gift shops in New York and Los Angeles. We’ve been interviewed on the radio (WHMP) by Publishers Weekly, and have been featured in the New York Daily News, The Brooklyn Paper, Hampshire Gazette, Springfield Republican, and The Greenfield Recorder. The success of it all lead us to a question – what will our favorite penguin and fish do next?

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  117. Ruth Calaycay said,

    October 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Art Sale at Peru Library / 2nd Annual Silent Auction!
    Where: 6 W. Main Rd. / Rte. 143 near North Rd., Peru 01235
    When: Through Nov. 18, during library hours
    Open: Wed. 1-7 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Contact: perulibrary@gmail.com, or (413) 655-8650 during library hours
    Seventy-eight items in this year’s Fall fundraiser include original paintings, antique & vintage lithographs, limited edition prints, antique/vintage books and more! All items have been donated to benefit the library, and 100% of the proceeds will be used to support programs and building improvements.
    Bids may be placed any time until Sat. Nov. 18. Winning bidders will be contacted by the end of November. A list describing each item may be requested by email when the library’s not open.
    This event also features select items for sale “cash and carry” – for art shoppers in a hurry!
    Stop by to browse any time during library hours, for fun or to shop!

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  118. Anne said,

    October 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    FREE Homeschool Families
    Friday, 11/17, is our Annual Homeschool Open House…everyone is welcome to come from 12 pm-2 pm. Please feel free to spread the word!

    We’d love to see our “old” homeschool families!

    Jeannette Tibbetts
    Earthwork Programs
    413-340-1161

    Come one; Come all…to our Homeschool Open House & “Feast”!
    Have you heard the buzz about Earthwork Programs’ Homeschool Programs? Have you ever been to an Open House outdoors?
    Firemaking, animal tracking, foraging for wild edibles, shelter building, knife carving…just a few of our favorite wilderness skills!
    This Open House is for families to learn about Earthwork Programs and our community, where we do these things all the time and open up a whole new way of seeing nature! We’ll be making soup in a pumpkin (for sampling by all)…and sharing dishes (feel free to bring something to share).
    Be at the Larch Conservation Center (525 South Pleasant Street) in Amherst by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17,  to be escorted to the “camp” in the woods (wear appropriate footwear and clothing!).
    Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

    November 17
    Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Cost: Free
    Event Categories:
    Children, Fall, Family, Featured, Homeschool, Kids, Teen
    :
    Feast, Open House
    Website:
    http://earthworkprograms.com/childrens-programs/heron/
    Organizer
    Earthwork Programs
    Phone:
    413-340-1161
    Website:
    http://earthworkprograms.com/

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  119. Anne said,

    October 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Amherst Hockey Association
    *Try hockey For FREE Day Nov 4th.
    Try hockey is for boys and girls!!!

    * Learn to Skate and Learn to Play programs ages 4 to 8 from November to March.

    *Girl’s House Team for ages 8 to 18 begins in November till mid-March.

    All this information is on a newsletter/attachment and if you call or e-mail Dan. He can send you a copy. visit http://www.amhersthockey.org
    Anne

    Please help us spread the word re: our upcoming Amherst Hockey Association Try Hockey For Free event and our Learn To Skate, Learn To Play, and Girls’ House programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at mbedan@comcast.net or cell at 413-883-9258. Thank you,
    Dan Feldman http://www.amhersthockey.org
    *******************************************************
    Try Hockey for Free Day for boys and girls is Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1-¬‐3 p.m. at the UMass Mullins Center Community Rink. Children ages 4 and up are encouraged experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment. No skating experience required; free skate rentals available. All skaters must have helmets (bicycle or hockey) and gloves (winter gloves are fine). Used equipment sale plus UMass Hockey giveaways. Save time at the door by registering in advance: http://www.amhersthockey.org
    Come out and join us for Try Hockey for Free Day
    November 4, 2017
    1:00pm-3:00pm at the Mullins Center Practice Rink
    Registration is required to attend this event. To register, please visit Try Hockey for Free.
    Try Hockey For Free Day!
    UMass Mullins Center Community Rink
    This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.
    11/04/2017
    Start Time: 1:00 PM
    End Time: 3:00 PM
    Phone: (413) 883-9258
    Email: mbedan@comcast.net
    200 Commonwealth Ave
    Amherst, MA 01003

    http://www.amhersthockey.org
    For questions, please contact us via phone or email.
    Register Now
    Division and Team Information
    Intro To Hockey/House Teams
    • Learn to Skate (First-time skaters, 8 years old and younger)
    • Learn to Play (Intro-level players, 8 years old and younger)
    • Girls In-House (8 years old+)
    Travel Teams
    • Mites (8 years old and under)
    • Squirts (9-10 years old)
    • Peewees (11-12 years old)
    • Bantams (13-14 years old)
    • Midgets (15-17 years old)

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  120. October 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Gardening the Community is hosting its 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast!

    Please join us as we celebrate a fantastic growing season, GTC’s youth leaders and our accomplishments
    ​over the past year.
    We will be serving up delicious homemade pancakes (including our very own harvest pancake)
    with amazing homemade toppings
    and apple compote, banana milk, orange juice, coffee and tea

    Donations will be gratefully accepted in support of GTC’s food justice work.

    Advance tickets $5/person, $3/child (under 13) available until Nov. 2

    Register and Pay bl clicking the link below
    https://garden.z2systems.com/np/clients/garden/eventRegistration.jsp?event=8&

    or you can mail a check with your ticket information to:
    GTC, PO Box 90774, Springfield, MA 01139 before Nov. 2.

    Tickets at the door will cost $8/person and $5/child (under 13) and will be available on a first come basis. Last year we were at capacity, so we encourage you to get your tickets in advance!

    Email sashaforgtc@gmail.com or call Sasha Jimenez at 413.693.5340 ext. 105 with any questions

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  121. October 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Fall 2017 Circus Workshop Weekend
    11/10/17-11/12/17
    Times vary
    Ages 8-99

    New England Center for Circus Arts
    10 Town Crier Dr., Brattleboro, VT 05301
    802-254-9780
    info@necenterforcircusarts.com
    http://www.necenterforcircusarts.org/
    Most workshops are $45, Prices vary depending on the workshop

    Our 21st Circus Workshop Weekend, the first at our new facility, offers over 80 workshops for adults and youth of all ages and all skill levels. Try something you’ve never done before, or get advanced training in a specialty area. Guest coaches include Mitchell Head (trampoline and tramp wall coach, Cirque du Soleil headquarters), Chris Gatti (handstand and acrobatics coach Cirque du Soleil “Volta”), and guest performing company “Lava” from New York City, presenting their new show “A Goddessey.” Workshops include trampoline/tramp wall, swinging trapeze, flying trapeze, slapstick, rope and more. Workshops are available for youth and adults.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/348678808912532/

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  122. October 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Nov. 5 from 4 – 5 pm
    Open to the Public showing with acclaimed AXIS Dance Company and workshop participants.
    The public is invited to come in and watch the dancers, observing the exercises and the process between the directors and the movers. The open showing will be followed by a Question & Answer session giving the community an opportunity to inquire and learn about the creative process and the world of mixed abilities dance. Co-Sponsored by Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Nimble Arts and the New England Center for Circus Arts. http://www.axisdance.org
    Suggested donation: $10
    At the NECCA building: 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT (802) 254-9780

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  123. Samantha Levreault said,

    October 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    WHAT: A family concert featuring Music-for-All-Ages acoustic duo Golden Bird
    WHERE: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA, 01002
    WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00am-12:30pm
    PRICE: $5 admission at door, ($4 for EBT cardholders, free for babies under 12 months)

    Music-for-All-Ages acoustic duo “Golden Bird” is coming to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM! The Northampton Community Music Center, 93.9 The River, and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art partner to present this concert which is part of the Family Concert Series, featuring a different children’s music artist or band at each event. Drawing inspiration from rock-and-roll and pop to jazz and musical theater, “Golden Bird” has something for every audience. General admission is $5 at the door, $4 for EBT cardholders, and free for infants 0-12 months. Proceeds benefit the Northampton Community Music Center Scholarship Fund.

    Golden Bird is a Pioneer Valley based, Music-for-All-Ages acoustic duo formed in 2016 by Rachel F. Hirsch and Kevin Dee. Rachel and Kevin set out to create music that grown ups would enjoy listening to just as much as their children. Golden Bird has been delighting audiences of all ages with their quirky and catchy songs, puppets, silly instruments, and dance parties.

    Rachel and Kevin have extensive backgrounds in introducing the world of performing arts to children. Along with performing and composing, Kevin teaches guitar and other music instruction to children (and adults) privately and with the Community Music School of Springfield. In addition to being a musician Rachel is also a stage and voice over actor. She brings these skills to her many years working as a child caretaker, teacher of creative play and theater classes for the under-5 set, and her own mommy-hood.

    Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to foster the love and pursuit of music within our community through quality education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all. NCMC’s programming is made possible, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency (www.massculturalcouncil.org). For more information about NCMC, visit: http://www.ncmc.net

    facebook event link:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/522274131450499/
    facebook.com/GoldenBirdDuo

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  124. Janet Lynch said,

    October 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

    HAPPY SIMPLIFIED HOLIDAYS!
    A Simplicity Parenting Workshop for Parents
    Saturday, November 4, 1:30-4:30 pm
    The Hartsbrook School, 193 Bay Road, Hadley
    $35 (aid available–please inquire)
    To register, contact Janet at jb.folia@comcast.net

    Do you ever wish that the holiday season could be simpler…more togetherness, less stress, and not quite so many toys and so much stuff? Join us for an afternoon using the wisdom of Simplicity Parenting to explore ways to un-clutter before the holidays begin, to be more intentional about the kinds of gifts we give our children (and steer relatives towards giving them), and to keep family connection—rather than material things or busy schedules—at the center of our celebrations this year. Each participant will return home with personalized first steps toward making their holidays simpler, calmer, and more in keeping with their values! Facilitated by Janet Lynch, M.Ed. & Certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach.

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  125. October 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Forbes Library Tween & Teen Author Talk: Ellen Wittlinger
    Saturday, November 4th, 2pm-3pm
    For children ages 10+
    Contact Sarah Johnson, sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

    Ellen will talk about her writing process, and read a selection from her new book, Saturdays with Hitchcock!

    Ellen Wittlinger is the author of fifteen YA and middle-grade novels. Her novel Hard Love won both a Printz Honor Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her books have been on numerous ALA Best Books lists, Bank Street College of Education lists, and state award lists. Wittlinger has taught at Emerson College in Boston and in the Simmons College Writing for Children MFA program. She currently lives in Haydenville, MA.

    This is a free event that will take place at the Forbes Library in Northampton, MA.

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  126. Anne said,

    October 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Homeschool Ice Skating Most FRIDAYS

    Mullins Center, UMASS-Amherst

    10/20/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    10/27/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30am-1:20pm (added Oct 15, 2017)
    11/10/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    11/17/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    **11/24/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 1:30 PM-2:50 PM
    12/1/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/8/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/15/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    12/22/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    **12/29/2017 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 1:30 PM-2:50 PM

    All families are welcome. Students are back. You can park at the meters in the front or back of the Mullins Center. You can park in the garage but a hike for kids. BRING COINS FOR THE METERS OR Pay By Cell with Parkmobile see at the bottom of this e-mail. http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton.

    CASH OR CHECKS ONLY TO PAY CASHIER FOR ICE SKATING
    ****************************************
    How you get to the back parking lot METERS from the Mullins Center front parking lot? –take right on Commonwealth Avenue, take right on Massachusetts Avenue, right on Mullin 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 stickered parking lot area number 67. You need to exit the way you came and then bare left. If no meters left to park in front of, you can try to park in lot 67. I have never tried. I worried about getting a ticket. But seems lot 67 isn’t always full.
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-informaton
    Ice Skating Cash or checks only
    *********************************************************************************
    $5 per child (their adults are FREE if you want to try) This includes rentals at no extra cost.
    *******************Cost will go up in Winter 2018 by $1.00.
    IF YOU HAVE YOUNGER OR NEW ICE SKATERS, BRING YOUR OWN CLEAN BUCKETS (TAKE THE WIRE HANDLE OFF FOR SAFETY). I AM NO LONGER ALLOWED TO GO AND GET BUCKETS. SO SORRY!!! .
    ***************
    ICE SKATING— CASH OR CHECKS ONLY —BRING COINS FOR THE METERS
    ****************
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-information
    BRING COINS FOR THE METERS
    Pay By Cell with Parkmobile instead of bringing coins
    UMASS has partnered with Parkmobile to offer pay by cell service on campus! (11/10/15)
    • No need for coins to park
    • Renew your time remotely. No more racing back to the car or cutting a meeting, class or meal short
    • Pay from your car, office, classroom, or home. No more standing in the rain, snow, or heat to complete your parking transaction
    • Parkmobile sends text message reminders 15 minutes before your time expires so you avoid citations by remotely renewing your parking
    • Park in any paystation or meter on campus using Parkmobile (not in numbered lots)
    Sign up with Parkmobile to pay by cell at UMASS
    • Please contact Parkmobile for any questions regarding billing and/or account management.
    • Please contact UMASS Parking Services for information on pay by cell locations on campus.
    Rate – Regular meter and paystation rate: $1.50/hr
    https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile

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  127. Heather Jacques said,

    October 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    42nd Hobby Horse Bazaar
    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2016
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Place: Hawlemont Elementary
    10 School St
    Charlemont MA 01339
    This Event is run by the Hawlemont PTO and benefits our students’ educational activities and enrichment programs.
    Shopping, Crafts, Food, Music, Kids’ Activities and Much More!

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  128. JFS said,

    October 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Jewish Family Jam
    October 25, 2017
    10:30-11:15 AM
    Free
    Lander Grinspoon Academy Library, 257 Prospect St Northampton. Join Felicia Sloin to explore Jewish holidays, language, culture and values all through music, movement and drumming. Especially for ages 0-3 and their grownups. All are welcome!
    More info: http://jfswm.org/jewish-family-jam

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  129. Martha Cohen said,

    October 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    The Magician’s Assistant
    A family friendly one-person romp that will delight and surprise audiences of all ages!

    Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am

    Belding Memorial Library
    344 Main St Ashfield MA

    Written and performed by Melissa Smith, a performance artist studying at Double Edge Theater from NYC who has trained with clowns from Cirque de Soleil and Ringling Bros Circus.

    Free Performance sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library

    More info: 413-628-4414 beldingmemoriallibrary.org

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  130. October 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    A Day with Superman and Superwoman Vision
    Westhampton Public Library
    November 14, 6:30pm

    This workshop introduces children to light. Light is made up of visible and invisible “colors”. “Prism glasses” will be used to separate light into the visible rainbow of colors. While these are not visible to our eyes, we can use a digital camera to “see” these “colors” and give ourselves super vision. Our super vision will be used to see hidden messages and detect dangerous ultraviolet light.

    Please call, email, or visit the library to register!

    Presented by: Mount Holyoke College in collaboration with the Dreyfus Foundation & the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

    The library also has new chemistry kits to check out thanks to the above program. Visit our website to learn all about them!

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  131. October 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    All4Her Fall Consignment Sale!
    Friday 10/20 7-9pm
    Saturday 10/21 8am-2pm (1/2 price sale 1-2pm)
    Gently used women’s and teen’s fall clothing and accessories. over 45 consignors are contributing to this semi annual event. Outerwear, professional, formal, casual, business, sporting, belts, scarves, handbags, jewelry, footwear, and household items for sale. Come and see! Free entry. stphilipseasthampton.org and see the Events tab for more info!
    St Philip’s Episcopal Church
    128 Main St
    Easthampton, MA 01027

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  132. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Shabbat Shabloom!
    October 21, 2017
    10:30 AM
    Free
    Congregation Bnai Israel, 253 Prospect St Northampton Join Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer to celebrate the end of the week with joyful music, movement and stories, followed by a mini-kiddush of challah and grape juice. Especially for ages 0-5 and their grownups. All are welcome!
    Info: 413-584-3593 amy@abundancefarm.org

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  133. October 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

    “Identify it Day”
    Sunday November 5, 2017 (1-4PM) FREE
    Is there a mysterious fossil that you found while backpacking, or a picture of the bizarre bird in your backyard? Bring in your fossils, seashells, rocks, meteorites, feathers, leaves, or photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, flowers, and insects to the Museum. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from the Beneski’s greater collections. Stop by, with or without mystery objects, to see (and touch) the scientific specimens out on display. Items identified in previous years have included a dinosaur footprint, the hip of a very large pig, an amazing man-made slag crystal and an ancient arrowhead from the Connecticut River Valley.

    Peter Crowley, geology professor notes,

    “The history of the Earth is long and interesting, so there is a good story behind everything that you find. If you tell us the story about how and where you found it, we can complete the story and tell you what it is and how it formed. It is fun and exciting because you never know what people are going to bring in”

    OUR LOCATION….
    Beneski Museum of Natural History @ Amherst College
    11 Barrett Hill Drive
    Amherst, MA 01002
    http://www.amherst.edu/museums/naturalhistory

    Question: Fred Venne (413)542-5054

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  134. Kat Pangborn said,

    October 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    FREE event with FREE childcare! Coming up Monday October 16th. A chance for parents to relax and nourish themselves body, mind and spirit. Stacey Macowiak of Sunflower Yoga Studio is a longtime MotherWoman group facilitator in addition to teaching Yoga and mindfulness.

    6pm-7:15pm
    Monday October 16th
    2 Main Street, Cummington, MA

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  135. Ruth E Calaycay said,

    October 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight!.
    Trio of ghost stories in a theatrical story-telling event,
    Sat. 10/14 at Peru Community Center, 3 East Main Rd./ Rte. 143, at 6:30 p.m. Free! Ages 10 and up. Funded by Hinsdale-Peru Cultural Council, sponsored by Peru Library. Contact: perulibrary@gmail.com

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  136. October 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Drag Queen Story Hour & Sparkle Party
    Saturday, October 28th at 11 am
    For children of all ages and their families
    Contact: Sarah Johnson, sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org, 413-587-1010
    Free!

    Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    All children are invited to wear their sparkly, shimmery, glittery best and
    join local author and former Northampton poet laureate Lesléa Newman
    along with local drag queen entertainer Jenayah De Rosario for Drag Queen Story Hour!

    They will read picture books that celebrate everyone’s right to sparkle and shine including Lesléa Newman’s latest picture book, Sparkle Boy.
    After the reading, there will be a sparkly art activity, face painting, and book signing.

    Drag Queen Story Hour was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR
    Productions in San Francisco, and now takes place in communities all over the world.

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  137. October 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Local Author Series Kickoff with Mike Curato!
    Saturday, October 7th at 11 am
    For children ages 4-12 and their families
    Contact: Sarah Johnson, sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org, 413-587-1010
    Free!

    Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    We’re thrilled to kick off Forbes Library’s new Local Author Series with the award-winning children’s author and illustrator, Mike Curato!

    Join us for a book reading, a live interactive drawing demonstration, a brief slideshow explaining Mike’s process and back story, and Q&A. Mike’s books, including his new releases Little Elliot, Fall Friends and All the Way to Havana, will be available for purchase and he will sign and personalize books after the program. The event is recommended for children ages 4 to 12.

    The Children’s and YA Author Series is generously sponsored by the Friends of Forbes Library.

    About the Author
    Mike is the critically acclaimed author of the Little Elliot series. He also illustrated All the Way to Havana (recipient of four starred reviews) and Worm Loves Worm, and is a contributor to the Eric Carle & Friends book What’s Your Favorite Color? Publishers Weekly named Mike a “Fall 2014 Flying Start” and in the same year he won the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Founder’s Award.

    http://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/3597533

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  138. October 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education Curriculum for 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders

    This year, the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence is offering a high school Our Whole Lives (OWL) program. OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) in partnership with the United Church of Christ (UCC) and Planned Parenthood. This is a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum that covers anatomy and physiology, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationships, AND SO MUCH MORE! The OWL curriculum frames all of this information in a context that helps adolescents affirm and respect themselves as sexual persons and to respect the sexuality of others. Students will become more comfortable and skilled in negotiating sexuality issues with peers and will learn to develop and articulate their values, attitudes, and feelings about their own and others sexual health.

    The classes will be held 2-3 times per month on select Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 (OWL will not conflict with other scheduled USNF Youth Group activities).

    Please contact Lawson Wulsin, lwulsin@gmail.com, to find out more.

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  139. needinc said,

    October 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    On Wednesday October 11th there is an open invite to all K-5th grade boys who are interested in participating in Cub Scouts. The meeting will be the New Hingham Elementary School in Chesterfield at 6:30. All boys are welcome from all the surrounding towns.

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  140. Westhampton Public Library said,

    October 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Reading Buddies with a Bright Spot Therapy Dog
    October 24, 3:30pm-4:45pm
    Westhampton Public Library
    413-527-5386
    westhampton@cwmars.org

    Call or email to register for Reading Buddies! The Bright Spot Reading Buddy Program is designed to help readers on all levels. All students benefit from reading aloud to practice their fluency and further strengthen their confidence in reading. The canine reading buddy provides a gentle, non-threatening, comforting listener.

    Register for a 20 minute session with Lily between 3:30-4:45pm. Ages 5+.

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