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  1. October 1, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Sunday October 4th 2015 11am – 3pm The Windsor Historical Commission’s Annual Fundraiser Event to support the preservation of Windsor’s Cultural History: PIE SALE, CRAFT FAIR & HARVEST FESTIVAL at the Windsor Historical Museum, Route 9, Windsor, MA. Chili & Cornbread lunch, Museum Exhibits OPEN, Delicious Homemade pies, baked goods, syrups and jams. Berkshire Highland Farm stand, Craft Sale with Tamarack Hollow Trading, Windsor Mountain Crafters (at Town hall), Windsor Congregational Church craft and tag sale, Zarifa Arts, Earthly Designs. Demonstrations and info tables with Jack Sobon timber framing, Alpine Solar, Notchview Reservation (the Trustees), Friends of Windsor, Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center and lively Latin music by Trio Candela from 12-1:30. Pie & Baked goods donations accepted day of sale! THANK YOU to our co-sponsor the Windsor Cultural Council. For more info visit or email


  2. October 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Saturday October 3rd 10am-1pm Housatonic Heritage Hikes: Flora and Fauna of the Spruce-Fir Boreal forest at Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center and Notchview Reservation. Hike the backcountry of the Berkshire Highlands in the unique high elevation Boreal forest of Tamarack Hollow and the backside of Notchview Reservation in Windsor, MA. Learn how to identify plants, trees, ferns, wild edibles and signs of fauna that call this unique forest home.   Hike is 3 miles round trip. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Co-sponsored by Tamarack Hollow & the Windsor Cultural Council. Led by naturalist Aimee Gelinas M.Ed Founder/Director of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor.  FREE – Donations accepted for Tamarack Hollow, a not-for-profit conservation organization. Register by emailing: (required).


  3. October 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    A visit to Broadway’s darker side. Music from Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Secret Garden, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among others. Featuring singers Jessica and Matt Passetto and special guests.
    October 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    $10 / $5 for CIP students


  4. October 1, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Written and Directed by Don Jordan, Pirates! is swashbuckling adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that you can’t see, a pirate ghost, and a magical journey to the bottom of the sea. This sea-faring tale features puppets, music, masks, mimes and more. Together they bring you a family performance brimming with excitement and theatrical innovation.

    Appropriate for all ages.
    October 3, 11:00 am – noon
    $5 suggested donation


  5. Pamela Snow said,

    October 1, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Fall Leaves STEM Sprouts Activities for Young Children
    Buckland Public Library
    Sat. Oct. 17th
    Follow a trail of picture book story pages along a path by the trees behind the Buckland library and then join us inside for some leaf activities. Make leaf rubbings, sort leaves by shape or color, graph leaves.
    Contact the Buckland Public Library for more info.
    (413) 625-9412

    This is a CFCE Mohawk Public School District event sponsored by the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care


  6. September 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Halloween STEAMcraft Fun – Join us for some spooky fun designing and decorating ghosts, bats, witches and pumpkins. After you have made your creation, watch them dance using static electricity. Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11:00am-1:30pm. For school aged kids. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Meekins Library,Hawks~Hayden Room, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg, MA 01096. 413-268-7488. Free.


  7. September 28, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Looking for a family activity for Columbus Day? Come to a Music Party for infants and toddlers with Monday, October 12th from 10 to 11 am at Artspace Greenfield!

    Music Parties are drop-in sessions that include free instrument exploration time as well as a group music lesson for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3. Enjoy quality time with your child by interacting with fingerplays, hand clapping, wiggling, tickling and bouncing rhymes and songs. These are the same activities that your great-grandparents sang with their young children before there were screens in the home!

    Cost: $10 per family, cash or check. Each family will leave with lyrics and a CD of the activities from the class. More information at


  8. Kathy Murri said,

    September 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

    The Montessori School of Northampton Children’s Fall Fair
    October 17, 2015
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Community Event
    Event is free to the public, some activities have a small fee

    Contact Information
    Address: 51 Bates Street, Northampton
    Phone: (413) 586-4538


  9. September 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Good Purpose Gallery
    40 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238

    “Dancing with Colors”
    October 10th – November 17th

    Good Purpose Gallery presents the Dancing with Colors gallery show featuring the artwork of Olga Gernovski, as well as the beautiful local art of Margaret Buchte. Join us here Saturday October 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at The Good Purpose Gallery located at 40 Main St, Lee, MA. There will be complimentary appetizers,wine and entertainment as well as the opportunity to meet and converse with the artists.


  10. September 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Free Brain Building Workshop for Parents on Wednesday September 30, 3:30-4:30 pm at Haskins Center in North Adams. Parents are their children’s ultimate Brain Builders. Parents will learn interesting facts about early brain development and easy, hands-on Brain Building activities that they can use every day in their own home! Learn ways to turn any moment into a Brain Building moment. Hands-on fun and a special Brain Building toy to take home. On-site child care and transportation if needed. Call 413-664-4821 to register.


  11. September 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    2nd Annual Women’s Clothing Etc. Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

    Friday, October 23rd, 2015, from 7 – 9 p.m. (new day/time added) AND Saturday, October 24th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (1/2 price sale 1 – 2 p.m.)

    St Philip’s Parish Hall, 128 Main St, Easthampton

    Buy and/or sell or donate quality Fall/Winter items for women
    Volunteer to work on the sale. Come, bring friends, shop, save!!

    To become a consignor, email Betty Snow at

    To donate items or volunteer to work, contact Janet Couch at


  12. September 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    NOFA/Mass Winter Conference

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

    The Northeast Organic Farming Association, Massachusetts Chapter (NOFA/Mass) invites you to its annual conference, featuring exhibits, an all-day seminar, 70 workshops on organic farming, backyard/ urban gardening, beekeeping, health, skill building and lots more.

    Keynote address by Ben Burkett, family farmer and coordinator of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.

    It’s fun for the whole family! The children’s conference (ages 3-12) provides lively, interactive nature and arts experiences for kids. Hands-on, do-it-yourself workshops keep teens active and engaged.

    For more information please visit


  13. Marco Monroy said,

    September 24, 2015 at 11:21 am

    The Reading Room

    @ Eastworks Open Studios, Easthampton

    November 7-8, 2015

    The Reading Room is an exhibition of artists’ books and zines curated by Trevor Powers and Esther S White. Combining works pulled from their respective collections with books they’ve chosen specifically for the exhibition, the books will be displayed on tables in the gallery. Each table will feature 4-12 books, grouped by content, context, or materials and methods. The exhibition aims to highlight the wide range of approaches to the medium, and celebrate the diversity and excellence of contemporary artists’ books, zines and xerographic book art being created in the Pioneer Valley and around the world. Visitors are encouraged to sit and browse all books on display.

    The Reading Room is happening during Eastworks Open Studios in Easthampton, Massachusetts on Saturday & Sunday, November 7–8, between 12–5pm.

    116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

    For more information:


  14. Ida Weiss said,

    September 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Sunday, November 8th
    Downtown Northampton
    Free, all kids, teens, adults, and seniors invited!

    All are welcome to join the 4th Annual Dance for Kindness flashmob! Join a group of motivated people from across the world committed to spreading kindness and compassion.
    Learn a simple, choreographed 5 minute dance, attend a rehearsal, and on Sunday, November 8th, join other participants as we break out into a spontaneous freeze mob and flash mob in downtown Northampton!

    “In honor of World Kindness Day, join Life Vest Inside and thousands of others around the globe for ONE DAY as we wave our flags united in Dance at our 4th Annual Worldwide Dance for Kindness.
    The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves – beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world.”
    Life Vest Inside

    To contact Group Leader: (questions, comments, more info.)
    Ida Weiss


  15. September 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Friday, October 2, 2015A
    “Broadway, Haunted” A Broadway Cabaret
    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin Street
    Lee, MA

    A visit to Broadway’s darker side. Music from Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Secret Garden, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among others. Featuring singers Jessica and Matt Passetto and special guests.

    About the Performers:
    Jessica A Passetto has been involved with music and theatre for many years and has performed with Berkshire Public Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Community College, Town Players of Pittsfield, Berkshire Opera Company, Chicago Lyric Opera Company and various independent companies in Berkshire County. Some favorite roles include Alice Beineke in The Addams Family, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Louisa in The Fantasticks, and Annie and Barbara Streisand in Forbidden Broadway. Since graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose, Jessica has taught music and theatre in upstate NY, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, and is currently in her tenth year teaching Choral Music and Theatre at Taconic High School in Pittsfield. Jessica has been directing for many years as well. Some favorites include, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Little Shop of Horrors for the Town Players of Pittsfield, as well as, West Side Story, The Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Guys and Dolls, among others for Taconic High School.
    Matt Passetto has been involved with theatre since his school and was most recently seen as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins with Berkshire Theatre Group. Some of Matt’s favorite roles have been I Love You, Your Perfect, Now Change (Man 2), The Mikado (Nanki Poo), Young Frankenstein (Igor) ,Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley) , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles Gloriosus) , Assassins (Sam Byck), Gifts of the Magi (Jim Dillingham), Little Shop of Horrors (Mr.Mushnick), Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Bottom), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), and Fiddler in the Roof (Tevye).


  16. September 21, 2015 at 10:41 am

    College Planning Night for seniors in Huntington – A workshop for Gateway seniors and their parents/guardians will be held on Wednesday, September 23 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The annual Senior College Planning Night will cover creating your college list, admission policies, college entrance testing, financial aid and more. The workshop will take place in room 214 of the Jr. High and pizza will be served. Call the high school guidance office at (413) 685-1107 with questions or to sign up for this event.


  17. September 19, 2015 at 11:13 am

    • Saturday Night LIV (Hosted by Liv Cummins)
    • Friday, September 25th, 2015
    • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Spectrum Playhouse
    • Contact: Kara Demler,, phone: 413-394-5023
    • 20 Franklin Street, Lee, MA
    • $20 general, $10 students and seniors
    • No more than one link or it might get caught in our spam filter.


  18. September 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    BABY PLAYGROUP (0-18 months)
    free and open to the public!
    Monday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:00
    Community Action Family Center
    90 Federal St. in Greenfield (next to Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters)

    Join Family Center staff for weekly baby fun! We have toys for all ages and provide a snack. Great way to meet other parents and for your baby to socialize with other little ones.


  19. September 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    5% Community Giving Day to benefit the Children’s Museum at Holyoke

    Tues, Sept 22 all day at Whole Foods Market in Hadley

    Five percent of total sales donated to the Children’s Museum at Holyoke, plus:

    Free Museum Passes Raffle

    Kids Craft Activity hosted by the Museum 4-6p.

    Come stop by and support our friends at the Children’s Museum at Holyoke!


  20. Ed Kaler said,

    September 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Homeschool Preview

    Wed, Sep 30, 2015 9:30 am – 11:30 am

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Brittany Gutermuth – Arcadia School/Group Program Coordinator

    Children (suitable for children 5 – 10 years)
    Members: $20.00 Nonmembers: $24.00

    Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
    Special Introductory Membership – half off with full Mass Audubon benefits. $32 for a year. Valid until Nov. 30, 2015. Call phone # below for information.

    Do you have a homeschooler who loves science and is 5 to 10 years old? If so, the education staff at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary would like to help with your science curriculum through our exciting, engaging, and hands-on nature programs. Join us for our Homeschool Preview day to sample a program and find out more about what we have to offer. The full program will start in October, with the 6 week session Science of Fall, focusing on fall colors, trees, and wildlife preparing for the winter months.

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


  21. September 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    All are welcome at The Hartsbrook School’s fall open house on Saturday, October 17th, 10 am to noon. Learn about our curriculum, meet teachers (preschool through high school) and speak with current families. 193 Bay Road, Hadley. 413-584-3198


  22. Nili Simhai said,

    September 15, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Harvesting Hope Farm Festival
    Sunday, October 4th, 1:00-5:00
    Abundance Farm, 253 Prospect St, Northampton

    All are welcome to participate in this family friendly festival for celebration, rejuvenation and action. Come enjoy creative and fun activities including the Topsy Turvy Bus (a mobile, vegetable powered eco-classroom), live music and square dancing, a meditation sukkah (tent), great local food, bicycle power, alpacas and more! Join Pioneer Valley faith, environmental and social justice communities as we gather to protect our pollinators, grow community orchards, and advocate for just wages.

    Suggested Donation of $1-$20 per family.


  23. Deb Holman said,

    September 14, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Oak Meadow’s annual fall Open House is coming!

    Saturday, Oct. 10
    11am to 1pm
    132 Main St.
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Join Oak Meadow for this fun, annual event! Learn about our flexible, creative homeschooling curriculum for grades K to 12. Speak with teachers, browse curriculum materials, meet other families. Crafts, music, and more for the kids. Local Vermont treats.

    FREE and open to anyone who’s interested in learning more about homeschooling.

    For more info, visit


  24. Lori Austin said,

    September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    If the link below doesn’t work try this for the September 19th event at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington and the Shaw/Hudson House in Plainfield.


  25. Lori Austin said,

    September 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Check out this event co-sponsored by the Plainfield Historical Society and the Bryant Homestead/Trustees of the Reservation –


  26. September 10, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Appalachian Trail Yoga Hike to Jug End Vista
    Sunday, September 27, 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
    Have you ever dreamt of hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.)? Fuel your inspiration with a beautiful day hike with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Tracy Remelius Yoga. Hike the A.T. to the Jug End vista with Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff then soothe your tired muscles with an outdoor post-hike gentle restorative flow yoga class.
    The hike will begin and end at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Kellogg Conservation Center (K.C.C.) at 62 Undermountain Road/Route 41 in South Egremont. Yoga will take place at the K.C.C. with Jug End as a backdrop.
    The hike is 4 miles long and rated moderate to difficult, with views of the Berkshire and Litchfield Hills and North to Mt. Greylock. Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks, sturdy footwear, and an extra layer. Trekking poles optional, but useful for the way back down. If you need a yoga mat, please let us know when you register.

    Registration is required by emailing Silvia at or at (413) 528-8002. Event is by donation with proceeds to benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s programming at the Kellogg Conservation Center.

    The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

    Where: Kellogg Conservation Center. 62 Undermountain Rd., Rte. 41. South Egremont, MA 01258
    (7/10 of a Mile South of the Village of South Egremont- big blue barn . If you cross the AT where it crosses 41, you went too far.).

    Take Rt. 7 south from Great Barrington
    Take 23/41 west towards South Egremont
    Take Rt. 41 south (left turn after the post office)
    The KCC is about 7/10 mi south of South Egremont on Rt. 41 on the right. If you cross the AT where it crosses 41, you went too far.

    Take Rt. 7 north to Great Barrington
    Take 23/41 west towards South Egremont
    Take Rt. 41 south (left turn after the post office)


  27. September 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    ANIME CLUB- Join us for our first meeting on September 29th at 2:30pm at the Southwick Public Library. We will hang out, talk about manga and comics, and anything else you want to do! Snacks will be provided and we will have supplies for drawing and other crafts. Anyone is grades 7-12 is welcome to stop by!


  28. September 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

    TEEN LOUNGE- Stop by our first Teen Lounge of the school year at the Southwick Public Library! At our monthly Lounge, we’ll have the Wii set up, snacks, and activities. This month, we’ll be beating those back to school blues with cupcake decorating! September’s Lounge falls on September 23rd at 2:30pm.


  29. September 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Dollar Cents: Stretching Your Dollar September 28, 2015 1:30-2:30pm, Haskins Center, North Adams 210 State Street. Unsure about your household budget? Looking for additional ways to stretch your dollar? We could all use some help with stretching our dollars these days! Join our FREE budgeting workshop with Berkshire Community Action Council. Come learn about how set up a basic budget and how to start saving. Parents will receive a FREE notebook & calculator. Snacks will be provided. Child care and transportation available by request, call 664-4821 to register.


  30. Tasha Judson said,

    September 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Exploring Emotions with Kind Hearted Awareness – Half Day Retreat with Rebecca Bradshaw
    Saturday, September 12

    In this half-day retreat, we will explore how we can meet the wide range of human emotions with mindfulness and kindness, thereby embracing our full humanity with intimacy and spaciousness. Meditation instructions will be provided.

    Rebecca Bradshaw has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1983 in the United States and Myanmar (Burma). She teaches at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, at other locations in the United States and abroad. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is the Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley in Easthampton, MA.

    This is a multi-generational event suitable for teens and older.

    Recommended Donation $45

    Please pre-register at


  31. September 8, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Country Music in Huntington Kicks off Fall

    The North Hall Arts Festival in Huntington will present the Old Country Road Band on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. on the stage of Historic North Hall.

    Ron Jackson on rhythm guitar leads the vocals. Band members joining Jackson are Dan Pilachowski on flat-picking guitar, Peter McLean on dobro, Mark Leveille on mandolin and vocals, and Dave Helman on stand-up bass.
    The band, says Jackson, is dedicated to “true” vintage country music with songs from the 1950s and 1960s. “We take folks back to the golden era of country music, the original hits.”
    The group has performed widely in local venues and for fund-raisers such as the Annual Rays of Hope Walk in Springfield. The concert will feature classics by Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, and Carl Smith and others, along with bluegrass. 
    Admission is $10 at the door; kids and students free. A reception with refreshments will be held in the art gallery featuring the work of watercolorist Steve Hamlin.
    Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road, Huntington Mass. (off Route 66)
    Wheelchair-accessible; air-conditioned
    This event and others in the festival series is made possible by support from the Westfield News, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and the arts councils of Blandford, Huntington, Montgomery, and Worthington.


  32. September 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    “Baby and Me Tummy Time.” Designed for our youngest library users and their caregivers, the Baby and Me program offers participants the opportunity to share time together at the library. During the 40 minute program, babies and their grownups will be exposed to language, books, music, movement, songs, fingerplay and playful activities in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Baby and Me programs are a great way to introduce young children to the library to begin a lifetime of regular library visits and to help children develop into lifelong library users. We invite you to come sing, clap, bounce and listen to nursery rhymes and stories! Tuesday, October 13th from 1:00-1:45, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, MA. Contact Susan Cornell at Free event.


  33. Adam Cohen said,

    September 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley presents:
    “The Values We Want to Cultivate In Children and Ourselves”
    Dr. Chris Willard

    Sunday, September 20, 9:30am – 4:30pm
    Suggested contribution: $25-40 registration + teacher donation
    Location: Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027-2755 – 413-527-0388

    Join us for an active workshop integrating Buddhist and contemplative values into parenting and work with children. The ten perfections of Buddhism dovetail neatly with positive psychology principles that lead to flourishing emotionally, physically, spiritually, and creatively. Join author and psychologist Dr. Chris Willard for an active day-long workshop in which we mindfully explore the values we want to cultivate in ourselves and our children – including Generosity, Ethics, Letting Go, Wisdom, Effort, Tolerance, Truthfulness, Determination, Loving Kindness, and Equanimity.

    This retreat is appropriate for parents, caregivers, educators, therapists, social workers, and all who work with and care about the next generation. Learn more and register for this retreat at

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  34. Anna Sobel said,

    September 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Children’s Yoga Classes in Greenfield

    Hello, community! I’ll be offering children’s yoga classes on Thursdays in Greenfield beginning September 3rd at Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance. The schedule is as follows:

    For 2-3 year-olds with parent, 4:15-4:45.

    For ages 3 and 4 ready to be dropped off, 4:50-5:20.

    For 5-7, 5:30-6:15.

    8 and up from 6:15-7:00.

    Registration info is at Feel free to email me with any questions about the classes.

    Send in your form anytime, or, for a discount, sign up on Saturday right in Greenfield at Celtic Heels Community Appreciation Day (info below).

    Anna Sobel is a Childlight-certified children’s yoga instructor and local puppeteer. More info about puppet shows at


  35. Jan Bajgier said,

    September 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Artisans of WMASS, Inc. will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Healthworks Building, South Entrance to the Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA. This show will feature 50 Massachusetts artisans some of whom will be demonstrating the skills and techniques utilized to create their unique handmade art and craft. The day promises to be a fun, interactive, and educational experience for all involved.


  36. August 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    The correct date for Alice in Wonderland Jr at the Spectrum Playhouse is September 5th.


  37. August 30, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    As part of the Founder’s Day Weekend in historical downtown Lee, MA on September 18th and 19th, The Spectrum Playhouse will present the 5th Annual “Lee Idol”, a fun and entertaining contest for singers, musicians and audience.

    Sign ups begin at 6pm. When the contest begins at 7pm, three local celebrity judges will hear all contestants and give feedback on their performances. On Saturday evening, the 3 finalists will be announced and after they have each performed 2 songs, the audience will be asked to choose the final winner by secret ballot.


  38. August 30, 2015 at 10:47 am

    September 15, 11:am – 12:pm
    Alice in Wonderland Jr.
    Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine comes to life in Disney’s Alice In Wonderland JR., a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!


  39. artspromo said,

    August 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    SOLDIER’S HEART, A Stage Play by Tammy Ryan
    Sep. 18 & 19, 7:30 P.M. and Sep. 20, 2:P.M.
    Academy of Music, Northampton
    Tickets: online:
    413-584-9032, ext. 105
    Box office: Tues-Fri, 3 -6 P.M.
    Tickets at door
    $20 General Admission
    $18 Seniors, Students, Veterans, Active Duty Military

    The Story: Marine Sergeant Casey Johnson, a single mom, goes to the war in Iraq where she is sexually assaulted by a fellow Marine, while experiencing the horrors of combat. Once home and in the grip of PTSD she struggles to survive in a battlefield that is in her heart and mind.


  40. August 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Parent/baby and parent/child classes now enrolling at The Hartsbrook School. Cricket on the Hearth classes provide a safe and caring environment that deepens our intuitive parenting capacities and nourishes our children during these formative years.

    Parent/baby class: Tuesdays 9-10:30 am beginning 9/22

    Parent/child classes: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9-11:30 am, beginning the week of 9/22

    For more information call The Hartsbrook School, 413-586-1908 x116
    or go to


  41. Gini Traub said,

    August 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Early Childhood Educator/Provider Workshop, Saturday, September 12, 9am – noon, Mt. Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesboro

    Project Learning Tree’s Early Childhood curriculum, engages youngsters age 3-6 in the natural world by building on what’s already familiar.

    Workshop format includes modeling activities and collegial discussion. Thematic units on the senses, the seasons, and neighborhood trees follow typical preschool routines and are flexible for teachers. They pique curiosity, build vocabulary and include both self-directed and teacher-guided activities.

    A $15 fee includes the Early Childhood Curriculum Guide, music C.D., and supporting materials.

    For more information or to pre-register by September 7, please contact, 413/584-6788.


  42. Marion said,

    August 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Great web site ! Lottsa info—but maybe I missed info re ” swimming” i.e. lessons, competition, fun games in the water– yes/no? Lookin for more swimmin info for family reunion next year.


  43. August 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    This week in Erving! Museum of Science Traveling Show: Blizzards! August 19th. Two fifty-minute presentations at 4:30 and 5:30.
    Explore fun science as we construct a tree house to withstand the winds to save skiers from a wild avalanche. This hands-on activity will allow participants to test their designs against the forces of nature. Hosted by the Erving Public Library, held at the Erving Community Center, 1 Care Drive (Hwy 63 North on Northfield Road).


  44. August 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Make a home-made, kid-safe lava lamp using materials right in your own home. With a soda bottle, oil and water, and a secret ingredient that makes the whole thing fizz, bubble and erupt, you’ll have a colorful concoction you will love. STEAMcraft Program-Bubbling Lava Lamp. 8/29/15 from 11:00am-1:30pm. For ages 5 and up. Contact Susan Cornell at Meekins Library, Hawks~Hayden Room 2 Williams St., Williamsburg, MA 01096. Free


  45. Amy Meltzer said,

    August 13, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Outdoor Concert
    Members of the alt-country folk band 5 Chinese Brothers will perform a free outdoor concert for all ages. Bring a Lawn Chair or Blanket. Park Hill Orchard 82 Park Hill Road easthampton


  46. Carol Baldwin said,

    August 13, 2015 at 7:29 am

    “A Woodland Cinderella” Puppet Show
    Saturday, August 22
    11:00 A.M.
    Ages 3-11
    Contact Carol Baldwin at the library: 413-369-4646 for more information
    Filed Memorial Library, 1 Elm St., Conway


  47. August 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Labor Day Family Campout
    Trustees of Reservations
    Notchview; Windsor MA
    9/5- 9/6 4pm-11am
    All ages and camping abilities welcome
    Member: $30/adult, $20/Child. Nonmember: $40/adult, $30/child. (family package available)


  48. August 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Teabag Folding/miniature kaleidoscope origami is a popular method for making cards and decorations. Similar to modular origami, paper is folded into units and many units join to form the final model. Learn how to make these beautiful designs and use as cards or decorations, Tuesday, September 3rd from 4-6pm. Ages 6-?, adults will love it. Meekins Library~Hawks Hayden Room, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg, MA 01096. Free.


  49. rweinman said,

    August 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Western MA Beer Fest Weekend
    August 21-23
    Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 2-6pm, Sun. 12-4pm
    Age Range: intergenerational/community event
    Contact information: Kelly’s Package Store, 413-684-0870,,
    Location: American Legion park, Route 9, Dalton, MA
    Cost: Varies; see descriptions


    FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 6-9PM |Farm-to-Table Food & Wine Extravaganza
    TICKETS: $35 in advance/$40 Day of
    Proceeds benefit Berkshire County Kids’ Place & Violence Prevention Center

    Enjoy live music & samples from dozens of area farm-to-table producers & purveyors, as well as 40+ wines presented by Kelly’s Package Store’s knowledgeable staff.

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2-6PM |10th Annual Beer Fest
    TICKETS: $30 in advance/$35 day of
    Proceeds benefit the Dalton CRA

    Sample over 150 drafts from 50+ breweries, live music, regional food vendors and more under 3 expansive big top tents at the largest beer festival between Springfield, MA and Albany, NY.

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 12-4PM | Sunday Arts Afternoon
    TICKETS: $10 in advance/ $12 day of for admission only
    $30 for admission with an ‘Outdoor Paint & Sip’ experience
    $3 for children ages 6-16
    FREE for children 5 and under
    Proceeds benefit the Berkshire Community Action Council

    Browse our regional artisan market, enjoy a specialty cocktail on the green and drop-in on a outdoor paint & sip lead by local artist Deborah Ellsworth and a Kelly’s wine expert. The Sunday Arts Afternoon is a relaxed environment in which to enjoy, make & acquire artful objects amidst the bucolic beauty of the Berkshires.

    enjoy all admission to all three events with our weekend pass for just $65.

    Get your advance tickets online at, in person at Kelly’s Package Store, 653 Main Street, Dalton, MA or call 413/684-0870.


  50. Ed Kaler said,

    August 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    First Child in the Woods/Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Family (suitable for children 0 – 5 years)
    Adult $5.00, Child free
    Adult $7.00, Child free

    Join us for the perfect introduction to nature. This one hour hike will allow your child or children, birth to 5 years old, to gently discover the natural world around them, and give you skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. This is an opportunity to explore the changing nature and beauty of Arcadia with your youngster each month. Feel free to stay longer to play in the nature play area or have a picnic lunch.
    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.


  51. August 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Mutts & Mimosas to benefit Dakin Humane Society
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm
    Quonquont Farm & Orchard, Whately

    Join us for a delightful brunch for people and dogs, mimosas, silent auction, raffle, apple picking, and activities for guests and their best buddies!

    Tickets are $50, dogs attend free (optional gourmet dog meal available for $10).

    For more info and to buy tickets:


  52. August 3, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Saturday, August 22, 9:00 a.m.
    Holiday Inn Express Conference Room, Ludlow, MA

    (this Class is offered monthly on Saturdays…next one is September 19; locations will vary in Western MA)

    Join Tony Yacuzzo and Affordable Classes for a hands-on 1-day Class to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines & Massachusetts childcare training requirements.

    * Skills cover Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED/First Aid
    * Students must compress & ventilate manikin on the floor
    * 1-day class includes textbook, DVD, pocket first aid guide & national certification
    * Cutting-edge materials exclusively from the National Safety Council (Green Cross) which has helped keep employees safe at work for over 100 years (since 1913)
    * Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid class certification accepted in all 50 states (OSHA & Childcare)
    * Course includes hands-on practicals & short written quiz
    * Meets Choke Saver requirements
    * No manikin sharing; each student has his/her own for class use

    The class is taught by nationally certified instructor Tony Yacuzzo of Affordable Classes
    * 25 years of teaching experience in the Pioneer Valley
    * A local, fully insured, independent business

    $55/student, includes Text, DVD, Pocket Guide & Certification
    Visit & click on Upcoming Classes
    (convenient PayPal Buy Now button)
    PLEASE DO NOT contact the Holiday Inn Express about this Class

    To Contact Instructor, Tony Yacuzzo


  53. July 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Join Red Fire Farm on August 22nd for our annual Tomato Festival! Live music, great food, local vendors, kids’ activities,organic produce, workshops, and our famous 100-variety tomato tasting are all happening during this fun family event.
    The Festival takes place at Red Fire Farm, 7 Carver St., in Granby, MA from 12-6 pm. Admission is $5/person, and kids 10 & under are free.


  54. July 23, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    98th HEATH FAIR


    The 98th Heath Fair will take place August 21, 22 and 23 at the Fairgrounds on Colrain Stage Road in Heath, Mass.

    Friday: 5:00PM-11PM Saturday: 8:00AM-10PM Sunday: 8:00AM-5PM

    General Admission is $8, Seniors $6, Children 9 and under are free. A limited number of Three Day Passes are available at a discount ($15 Admission, $10 Senior) at the Heath Town Hall (Town Coordinator), Avery’s General Store in Charlemont and Hager’s Farm Market in Shelburne Falls.

    Parking on the fairgrounds is $1. Parking at a designated parking field located within easy walking distance of the fairgrounds is free.

    The fair is held rain or shine. Most events take place under shelter.

    Visit for more information.


  55. June 23, 2015 at 10:19 am


    Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m.
    Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
    151 Presidents Drive
    UMass Campus
    Amherst, MA 01003

    Take a blustery brass lineup, layer it over a rhythm section led by a Fats Waller-style stride piano virtuoso, toss in a tap dancer, and tie the whole thing together with a magnetic, one-of-the-boys front woman whose voice recalls another era, and you have the Hot Sardines – a band that plays the hot trad jazz and sultry standards of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s with a Parisian accent and a dash of the rich Dixieland sounds of New Orleans. Fans of Pink Martini and the Squirrel Nut Zippers: you’re gonna love the Hot Sardines!

    $40 all seats (Reserved Seating); Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15 (Tickets by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at

    Join us for a pre-concert “Speak-Easy” party in the lobby with cash bar starting at 6:30 p.m. Dress to impress for the period and win a prize.


  56. May 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Kidleidoscope Tuesdays!
    Summer & Early Fall 2015, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed! Kidleidoscope is a kid-friendly, hands-on environmental experience for young children. Each topic includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to the natural world. Programming recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian.

    May 26 Birds
    June 2 Fish
    June 9 Frogs
    June 16 Turtles
    June 23 River Otters
    June 30 Eagles
    July 7 Bobcats
    July 14 Beavers
    July 21 Bees & Flowers
    July 28 Skunks
    August 4 Dragonflies
    August 11 Rabbits
    August 18 Snakes
    August 25 Coyotes
    September 1 Bats
    September 8 Butterflies
    September 15 Raptors
    September 22 Moose
    September 29 Squirrels
    October 6 Bears

    –Janel Nockleby
    Park Interpreter, DCR Mass Parks
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Connecticut River Greenway State Park
    2 Avenue A
    Turners Falls, MA 01376
    (413) 863-3221


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