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  1. July 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Hanging Out with Matisse

    Come make a suncatcher mobile! Inspired by Matisse’s bold, colorful, graphic art we will make shapes on translucent paper using melted media. Cutting, assembling, and arranging them, we will work collaboratively or side-by-side as we create an object to hang in our own home spaces. Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date. (tuition reflects one adult child pair)

    Price
    $60.00
    Member Price
    $50.00
    Lesson Info
    Sundays, 1 to 4PM August 6 (1 Meeting) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge $10 for each additional family member
    Department
    Family Sunday Studios (Ages 3-14 With Adult)
    Instructors
    Huckleberry Elling
    First Lesson
    Sun, Aug 6 2017

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  2. July 24, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Manipulating Leather (ages 13 and up)

    You will explore cutting, marking, stamping and threading leather as you make a leather cuff or ID tag (for travel and more!) Be ready for some hammering fun!

    Price
    $40.00
    Member Price
    $35.00
    Lesson Info
    Tuesday August 29, 6 to 8:30PM Location: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield Plus $10 Materials Fee
    Department
    Teen Tuesdays (Ages 13 and up)
    Instructors
    Michael King
    First Lesson
    Tue, Aug 29 2017

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  3. July 24, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Funky Photography (ages 13 and up)

    Explore the alternative photography processes that give name to those awesome Instagram filters. Each student will walk away with two unusual light-recording devices: a working matchbox pinhole camera and a solargraph camera.

    Price
    $40.00
    Member Price
    $35.00
    Lesson Info
    Tuesday, 6 to 8:30PM Location: Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield Plus $10 Materials Fee
    Department
    Teen Tuesdays (Ages 13 and up)
    Instructors
    Lucie Castaldo
    First Lesson
    Tue, Aug 8 2017

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  4. July 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Free Family Concert: The Gaslight Tinkers
    Monday July 24th at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
    Goodwin Memorial Library, Hadley, MA 01035

    Grab a picnic blanket or some lawn chairs and come hear an outdoor concert by the Gaslight Tinkers at the Goodwin Memorial Library in Hadley.
    The Gaslight Tinkers play world music– a mix of reggae and folk, Celtic fiddle music and rock! They play joyous funny tunes for all ages. Kids will be served Popsicle! It may rain on Monday, and if it does we have a rain date of Wednesday, July 26th. Call us if there is any question: The Goodwin Library opens at 4:00 PM on Mondays.

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  5. Keely Sarr said,

    July 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Free Family Workshop at the Mead Art Museum: “Art & Theater”
    Wednesday July 26 1-3 PM
    Free for families with children ages 9-12

    See the arts come to life at the Mead Art Museum this summer! Families with children ages 9-12 are invited to explore the Mead through “Art &…,” a free series of Wednesday afternoon workshops. Open to the public. Adults must accompany their children for the duration of the workshops (and are encouraged to take part, too!).

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  6. July 20, 2017 at 11:36 am

    From Gallery to Landscape

    Let’s combine art appreciation and creation! We will begin by observing and discussing the use of color and composition in a few selected artworks from the Clark Art Institute galleries. A demonstration and basic instruction on painting techniques will follow, preparing us to try our hand at our own painting. Using watercolor and portable materials, we will work outdoors on the museum campus. All levels welcome, from very beginner to experienced painter. Please note that students will need to walk on uneven terrain in an outdoor setting. All materials will be provided. Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date. Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date. *Family Rate! for each adult and child pair (ages 10-18): $105 Members/ $125 Not Yet Members

    Price
    $75.00
    Member Price
    $65.00
    Lesson Info
    Saturday, 10AM to 2PM August 19 (One Meeting) Location: The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
    Department
    Painting and Drawing
    Instructors
    Marilyn Orner Cromwell
    First Lesson
    Sat, Aug 19 2017

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  7. July 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Ceramics Sampler

    This afternoon workshop is an introduction to both handbuilding and the wheel for total beginners. Basic techniques will be covered and we will manipulate clay in fun, varied ways! The last hour we will focus on making a personalized tile to glaze and fire, adding texture, stamping, and otherwise decorating the surface. Your finished piece will be ready for pick-up about 10 days after the end of the workshop. Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date.

    Price
    $60.00
    Member Price
    $50.00
    Lesson Info
    Saturday, 1 to 5PM August 5 (One Meeting) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge I Plus $10 Materials and Studio Fee
    Department
    Ceramics
    Instructors
    Jared Gelormino
    First Lesson
    Sat, Aug 5 2017

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  8. July 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

    The Art of the Gratitude Journal

    When we recognize all the things in our lives that we can be grateful for, our lives shift in profound ways. Co-taught by a writer and master bookmaker and artist, this workshop will combine multiple creative approaches to identifying and expressing gratitude. We will begin by making beautiful handmade books, focusing on an easy, hand-bound form. We will then transform the book into a cherished journal by embellishing the cover and then adding personal layers of meaning with words, collage, drawing and more within its pages. In the afternoon, we will be guided by writing prompts to get us us writing gratitude and watch as our writing allows grace to show up in our lives. Come with your curiosity, imagination and a few of your favorite papers! Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date.

    Price
    $105.00
    Member Price
    $90.00
    Lesson Info
    Saturday, 9AM to 3:30PM August 5 (One Meeting) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge Plus $5 Materials Fee
    Department
    Collage, Printmaking, and Mixed Media
    Instructors
    Karen Arp-Sandel, Jana Laiz
    First Lesson
    Sat, Aug 5 2017

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  9. July 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Leather: Accessories for the Road

    Come make a set of luggage tags, your own hot cup sleeve, and a bookmark out of leather! Designed for the beginning leather enthusiast, this workshop will introduce tooling, basic hand sewing, and coloring leather. Get ready to hammer stamped prints, trace designs with a stylus, and personalize your pieces using other easy, accessible techniques that are seriously hands-on! Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date.

    Price
    $65.00
    Member Price
    $55.00
    Lesson Info
    Sunday, 1 to 5PM July 30 (One meeting) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge Plus $20 Materials Fee
    Department
    Fiber
    Instructors
    Michael King
    First Lesson
    Sun, Jul 30 2017

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  10. July 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Camera-free Images: Cyanotypes

    Cyanotypes are photographs set in iron compounds rather than silver. The basic cyanotype process, almost unchanged since 1842, results in cyan-blue prints. After an introduction to this alternative process and its ties to the overall development of photography we will compose and expose our own images, using a mix of old or new source materials and approaches. Playing with watercolor, cut paper, and sewing will be part of the fun options presented beyond the regular paper and negative approaches! Take 10% off this class if you finalize your registration 3 or more weeks before the start date.

    Price
    $65.00
    Member Price
    $55.00
    Lesson Info
    Saturday,12:30 to 4:30PM July 29 (One Meeting) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge Plus $20 Materials Fee
    Department
    Photography
    Instructors
    Lucie Castaldo, Cecilia Hirsch
    First Lesson
    Sat, Jul 29 2017

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  11. Olivia said,

    July 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Now Go In Peace: one week to go out into Northampton and share love

    Join us as we dance, sing, play, wonder, craft, play games and go out into the city of Northampton, looking for how we can show love and share joy with that city, and the world. Walking field trips to Smith Botanical Greenhouse and the mayor’s office, otherwise based at First Churches, Northampton. No religious affiliation required, all are welcome. (We will be wondering about God and God’s role in the world, but we are open and affirming of all faiths and non-faiths)

    August 7-11, 2017 9am-1pm
    daily snack provided

    Campers 3—12yrs , $40 ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

    For more information, please email education@stjohnsnorthampton.org

    no one is turned away for lack of funds, please speak privately with Olivia (Education@stjohnsnorthampton.org) to make arrangements.

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  12. Lynne Smith said,

    July 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    SUMMER QIGONG/T’AI CHI EASY RETREAT
    *Learn a Beautiful Qigong form called “The Seven Precious Gestures”
    *Explore T’ai Chi Easy(3 forms where you gain all the benefits of T’ai Chi Practice)
    *Tapping, Breathing Exercises and Meditation
    *Fun Summer Drinks and snacks included
    When: Sunday July 30th 1:00-4:00
    Where: Hadley, Massachusetts
    Contact lynnenicole8@yahoo.com with questions and to register
    http://www.yogaandhealingartstherapy.com
    413 575-7468

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  13. Rebecca Hubbard -Friends of the Erving Library said,

    July 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Monday, July 24 at 1:00p.m. Magic Show at the Erving Elementary School gym. The Friends of the Erving Library and the Erving Recreation Commission are sponsoring a magic performance by Todd Migliacci. Todd is a nationally touring magician with two decades of experience up his sleeve. The winner of Disney World’s “Best Specialty Act” brings his award winning family magic show to ERVING! Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase after the performance.

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  14. July 14, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Second Annual Monarch Butterfly Release
    Sunday July 16, 2017 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Three Sister’s Sanctuary, 188 Cape Street Goshen, MA (route 112)
    Join Three Sister’s Sanctuary for the releasing of pairs of adult monarch butterflies into their new home. Bev Montague will be available to answer questions about the art of breeding butterflies and how to help preserve and protect these magical creatures. Come explore and enjoy the sanctuary at the height of its beauty. This event is for the community and all ages are welcome. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help support the sanctuary but all are welcome regardless.
    Phone (413) 268-3677 http://www.threesisterssanctuary.com

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  15. Pat Keith said,

    July 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    continued Kinship Care Support Groups

    We are pleased to announce the formation of two new support groups just for you in the Northampton area. One will be held at the Northampton Senior Center and the other at Meadowbrook Apartments. In addition to these two new groups there are other ongoing support groups in Huntington, Greenfield and Turners Falls (please call for more information). You are welcome to attend one or all. We offer these groups to help alleviate your difficulties and added stress. Talking with others that are in the same position and possibly experiencing similar problems can provide great relief. Our groups are relaxed, informative and supportive.
    *If you are unable to attend a group but would like someone to talk to we can meet or speak on the phone.
    For more information: call/text Pat at 413-563-1981

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  16. Pat Keith said,

    July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Are you raising others children? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Or do you know someone who is? Please share.

    Kinship Care Help! We invite you to join us.

    July 17- from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Meadowbrook Apartments in their Community Room, 491 Bridge Rd, Florence A light dinner and childcare will be available….

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  17. Alycia Duffy said,

    July 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Intro to Irish Dance 4-Day Intensive
    Hosted by the Duffy Academy of Irish Dance

    Monday, August 28th through Thursday, August 31st
    3:30pm – 5:30pm

    All ages are welcome (kids and adults)!

    Contact:
    duffyacademy@gmail.com
    http://www.duffyacademy.com

    Location: The Duffy Academy of Irish Dance
    1 Mill Valley Rd., Hadley, MA 01035
    Cost: $80 for four days

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  18. July 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Bring your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, furry (leashed) friends! Bring a frisbee and picnic blanket! And don’t forget to bring your appetite!

    The Belchertown Cultural Council is bringing Food Truck Friday to the Belchertown Common Friday July 28th from 5-8. The Clapp Library will be providing small crafts and activities for the kids.

    Find us on Facebook – Belchertown Cultural Council

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  19. July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Grandparents/Kinship Support Group

    We offer a Grandparents/Kinship Caregivers Support Group at our Community Center (9 Russell Rd, Huntington) on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:15 -11:45 am. Free Childcare in the family center. This program is a collaboration of the Hilltown Community Health Centers and the United ARC, with funding generously supplied through Highland Valley Elder Services, the MA Department of Early Education and Care and the United Way of Hampshire County.
    For more information, call Kim Savery at 667-2203 x310 or Susan LeBarron at 667-2203 x311.

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  20. July 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Mike the Bubble Man

    Tuesday, July 18 at 11 a.m.
    Hatfield Public Library
    39 Main St.

    Free and open to all ages!

    Questions? Email kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

    Special thanks to the Hatfield Cultural Council for sponsoring this program.

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  21. EDWARD KALER said,

    July 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Canoeing the Arcadia Marsh
    Sat, Aug 12, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)

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

    Explore the Arcadia Marsh, Connecticut River oxbow, and the Mill River on this leisurely canoe trip. Learn about the wildlife that inhabits these areas and the ever changing landscape.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Parents and guardians please plan to accompany children in canoes.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
    ================================================
    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Aug 19, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 – 5 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child free
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

    Join us for the perfect introduction to nature. This one-hour hike will enable your child or children, birth to 5 years old, to gently discover the natural world around them and give you skills to confidently lead explorations of your own. This is an opportunity to explore the changing nature and beauty of Arcadia with your youngster each month.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  22. Kristen Estelle said,

    July 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Wagon ride and picnic
    Friday, July 21st at 10am.
    Russell Memorial Park on South St. in Chesterfield

    Clay Hill Farm will meet us at the park with their wagon, and take us around the “mile square”. Upon returning to the park, we will enjoy a picnic lunch!

    Please call Sarah at 413-296-9201 so we may have an appropriate amount of food and drink.

    FREE and open to the public! All ages welcome!

    Sponsored in part by a grant from the Chesterfield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Also funded in part by a multigenerational grant from Highland Valley Elder Services to the Chesterfield and Westhampton COAs, Chesterfield Public Library, CFCEs of Westhampton and Chesterfield, Davenport Child Care, and the New Hingham PTO.

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  23. July 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Classical Indian Dance Performance:
    Nataraj Dancers in Devotion

    Saturday, July 22 at 7:00pm
    Prakasa Yoga Studio (152 Ball Road in Goshen)

    Join us for a special evening of classical Indian dance, music and mudra with the Nararaj Dancers as they perform pieces around the theme of devotion. The dancers will also share the meaning of several mudras (hand positions) used to convey meaning, express emotion, tell story and teach us how to do them.

    Nataraj a local non-profit arts and education organization that promotes the traditional arts (dance, music, theatre) of South Asia, is located in W. Mass, with its roots in India. Nataraj Dancers is the resident dance company under the direction of Ranjanaa Devi, Artistic Director of the Asian Arts Department at UMass.

    RSVP: prakasayoga@gmail.com
    Questions: Contact Lynne at 413.268.7151
    Tickets: $20/adult, $10/17 and under, Free/5 and under.
    Performance: 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:40pm)

    Suitable for all ages.

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  24. July 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Songs in the Soil pt. 2
    July 22nd
    10:30 – 11:30am
    Raindate: July 29th, 10:30 – 11:30am
    At Grow Food Northampton’s Community Gardens
    140 Meadow St., Florence MA 01062
    Free!

    Join us for a second round of songs and stories in the garden with Grow Food Northampton’s Youth Education Coordinator Caroline & friends.

    We will teach some garden songs, read a story or two, and lead a short exploration of the community gardens. This workshop is free & open to children of all ages, although it will be aimed towards kids under 10. Parents should stay with their children for the duration of the workshop. We will meet at the entrance of the Community Gardens at 10:30am. Please bring a blanket or something to sit on!

    Contact Caroline Rosa, caroline@growfoodnorthampton.com with questions

    https://www.facebook.com/events/245727429260461/

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  25. Keely Sarr said,

    July 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Free Family Workshops at the Mead Art Museum: “Art &…”
    Wednesdays in July, 1-3 PM
    Free for families with children ages 9-12

    See the arts come to life at the Mead Art Museum this summer! Families with children ages 9-12 are invited to explore the Mead through “Art &…,” a free series of Wednesday afternoon workshops. Join us on July 12 for the first in the series–“Art & Stories”–to make your own books, enjoy storytelling in the galleries, write letters in handmade envelopes, and more! Open to the public. Adults must accompany their children for the duration of the workshops (and are encouraged to take part, too!).

    July 12: “Art & Stories”
    July 19: “Art & Music”
    July 26: “Art & Theater”

    Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
    41 Quadrangle Drive
    Amherst, MA 01002

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  26. July 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Grow Food Northampton’s Youth Education Coordinator, Caroline, will be leading kids’ garden lessons on Wednesday mornings this summer.

    First workshop: All About Bees!
    Wednesday, July 12th from 9:00 – 10:30am.

    Meet at the entrance to Grow Food Northampton’s Community Gardens – 140 Meadow St., Florence MA 01062

    We’ll visit the bees on our farm, listen to a story and taste some local honey. This workshop is free and open to the public.

    Designed for children ages 5-10 with an adult, but open to children of all ages. Bring a water bottle, a blanket, and a snack!

    contact: caroline@growfoodnorthampton.com with questions

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  27. July 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Tamarack Hollow presents: Explore Peru!: Highland Plant, Tree, Fauna & Flora Hike at the Dorothy Rice Sanctuary, Peru, MA Saturday July 8th 9am-1pm
    Learn about and how to identify plants, tree and signs of wildlife on this 3 mile moderate trek w/ Naturalist & Tamarack Hollow Director Aimee Gelinas, M.Ed. Hike is FREE, donations accepted. Supported by the Peru/Hinsdale Cultural Council, Central Berkshire Fund and the New England Forestry Foundation.
    To learn more visit: http://www.newenglandforestry.org
    Email: aimee@gaiaroots.com to register
    “Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship”
    http://www.tamarackhollow.com
    http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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  28. July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

    The Family Center Duck Derby fundraiser is on July 13th from 5:00 to 6:00 at the Hoosac River behind Noel Field, North Adams. Duck tickets are $5 each or a Quack Pack of 6 tickets for $25. This fundraiser benefits The Family Center Program.

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  29. June 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Circuit Central @ Tyler Memorial Library (157 Main Street, Charlemont), a FREE program for kids Grades 4-6, is happening from July 10-14 from 10 AM – 12 PM. We’ll be using batteries, LEDs, motors, buzzers, copper foil, conductive thread, and conductive play-dough to make paper circuits, night lights, origami, sculptures, and bookmarks light up, move, and make some noise.

    Contact the library to register or get more information at 413-339-4335 or charlemont.hawley.library@gmail.com

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  30. June 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Songs in the Soil: garden songs and stories for children

    Saturday, July 1st
    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    140 Meadow St
    Florence MA

    Songs and stories in the garden with Grow Food Northampton’s Youth Education Coordinator Caroline & friends.

    We will teach some garden songs, read a story or two, and lead a short exploration of the community gardens.

    This workshop is free & open to children of all ages, although it will be aimed towards kids under 10. Parents should stay with their children for the duration of the workshop. We will meet at the entrance of the Community Gardens at 10:30am.

    Contact Caroline with questions: caroline@growfoodnorthampton.com / 413-320-4799 x 107

    https://www.facebook.com/events/172277526641496

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  31. Victoria said,

    June 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show – All-new monthly improv comedy show! This month is our popular half-scripted, half-improvised show Scripted/Unscripted, featuring a cavalcade of talented improvisers and stage actors from the Pioneer Valley performing side by side. Saturday, July 8th at 8pm at the Hallie Flanagan Theater, Smith College, Northampton. Tickets: $13 at the door. Presented by Northampton Center for the Arts. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

    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 student improv group C-Flat. Saturday, July 8th at 10pm at the Hallie Flanagan Theater, Smith College, Northampton. Free show. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, July 15th at 4-5pm at the Community Room (Suite 160) Eastworks (116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton). Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, Free/3 yrs and under. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  32. Katie Carr said,

    June 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Butterflies & Books at Bullitt

    Sunday, July 16th
    10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    What does an Eastern Tailed-blue, a Baltimore Checkerspot, and a Red Admiral have in common? They are all butterflies that can be found in the beautiful fields of the Bullitt Reservation in July!

    Join librarian Mike Kelly and local naturalist John Body on July 16th at 10:30 at the Bullitt Reservation. We will first view Lepidoptera (butterfly) and entomological (insect) books from Amherst College’s rare book collection, then we will hit the trail in search of some of the creatures we saw in the books!

    Registration is required, as space is limited to 20 people. To register, send an email to Katie Carr at hltoutreach@thetrustees.org or call 413-628-4485, ext 4.

    $10 for members of Hilltown Land Trust or The Trustees
    $15 for nonmembers

    http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/butterflies-books

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  33. Josh Sitron said,

    June 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    LIVE PIANO KARAOKE!

    Local pianist / producer Josh Sitron hosts this live piano karaoke night at his studio 13 Queen (above Jake’s) in downtown Noho. Do a solo or sing along with the group. Lyrics included. All ages. DO start believin’…

    THURSDAYS 8pm-11pm

    @13 Queen Studio
    13 King St. (above Jake’s Restaurant)
    Northampton, MA

    Cost: Free / Donations Accepted

    More info: 646-675-1375

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  34. Kristen Estelle said,

    June 23, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    The Chesterfield Council on Aging joins Davenport Child Care in inviting Hilltowners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, to:

    A Community Concert and Family Picnic with Roger Tincknell
    Saturday, July 8th at 2pm
    Russell Memorial Park on South St. in Chesterfield
    The rain site will be the Chesterfield Community Center.

    Roger has been performing for over 40 years to groups of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. He is a two-time Parents’ Choice award-winning recording artist, and people can’t help but get into the music as he sings everything from ballads to swing to bluegrass. Food will be available to purchase from the snack shack, run by the Chesterfield Rec. Committee.

    FREE and open to the public! All ages welcome!

    Sponsored in part by a grant from the Chesterfield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Also funded in part by a multigenerational grant from Highland Valley Elder Services to the Chesterfield and Westhampton COAs, Chesterfield Public Library, CFCEs of Westhampton and Chesterfield, Davenport Child Care, and the New Hingham PTO.

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  35. Kristen Estelle said,

    June 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    The Chesterfield Council on Aging joins the Chesterfield Public Library in inviting Hilltowners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, to:

    Yo-Yo People
    Wednesday, July 5th at 11am
    Chesterfield Community Center.

    Who would have thought you could make an entire show out of yo-yos? This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and The Human Rollercoaster.

    Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of their finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin’ music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo People a favorite for every age.

    As seen on David Letterman, they hold 4 Guinness World Records, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in 26 countries.

    FREE and open to the public!
    All ages welcome!

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

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  36. sarah buhl said,

    June 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    RESEARCH STUDIES FOR KIDS at AMHERST COLLEGE
    Call to set up a time that works for you and your family!

    Children ages 10-12 with parent • (413) 542-5619
    $50 compensation, Two-hour social and emotional experiences study
    peerstudy@amherst.edu

    Children ages birth – 10 with parent • (413) 542-5670
    Earn prizes or a $5 gift card, 30 minute behavioral study
    cladlab@amherst.edu

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  37. June 23, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Downtown Northampton’s Summer Stroll!
    Saturday, July 22 from 6-9pm
    Main Street, Downtown Northampton
    FREE!

    Main Street will be closed to cars and filled with live music and family-friendly entertainment! Come dance the night away, grab a bit to eat, visit with baby animals, interact with giant puppets, get your face painted or sport a temporary tattoo, catch a bmx show (with local riders on 2 ramps!), see local dancers, hear local bands, march with the Expandable Brass Band, learn more about local non-profit organizations and more!

    Location: Main Street, Downtown Northampton
    Cost: FREE!
    More information: Visit http://www.northamptonsummerstroll.com or email Amy at amy@northamptondna.com.

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  38. Josh Sitron said,

    June 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    The Request Room – Live Piano Karaoke
    June 29th and Thursdays in July from 8pm-11pm

    FREE / Donations accepted. Local pianist / producer Josh Sitron hosts this live piano karaoke night at his studio 13 Queen (above Jake’s) in downtown Noho. Do a solo or sing along with the group. Lyrics included. More rock, pop, soul, and punk, but showtunes done happily by request. Good for what ails ya.

    For more information email therequestroom@gmail.com

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  39. EDWARD KALER said,

    June 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Dragonflies for Beginners

    Sat, Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)

    Members: Adult $8.00, Child $8.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $10.00, Child $10.00

    Explore the world of dragonflies and damselflies, jewels of the insect world. We’ll learn tips on how to identify the common species in our area and go for a walk to find them.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Long pants are recommended for tick prevention.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  40. Tamsin said,

    June 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Work Party at the Stevens Property!

    Saturday, June 24th
    9:00am
    Pisgah Road, Huntington

    Help Hilltown Land Trust maintain the public trails at this gorgeous piece of protected land, known for early spring wildflowers and a great variety of ferns, as well as being host to many birds species, plus moose, deer, bear, coyote, porcupine, and many other mammals.

    Hilltown Land Trust maintains almost 4 miles of public trails on the Stevens property, and though the majority of the work that needs to be done this weekend is trail clearing and near the trail entrance, we hope one or two volunteers will be willing to walk the entire trail (not with a chainsaw!).

    All ages are welcome, but please be aware that sharp tools will be used.

    If you’re joining us, please bring:

    -clippers, loppers, or a handsaw
    -a chainsaw if you have one
    -gloves if you need them
    -sturdy shoes, clothes that can get dirty
    -water, bug repellent, snacks, etc.

    Please RSVP to Tamsin at hltlandsteward@thetrustees.org if you plan to join us!

    For directions to the Stevens Property, visit http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/protected-lands/hlt-hiking-trails-and-maps/hiking-stevens-property-huntington-ma

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  41. Beit Ahavah said,

    June 15, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Friday July 7, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

    Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck: Tot Sha-Summer!

    Led by Marlene Rachelle. Tot Shabbat is the jamming monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends. Bring a nut free vegetarian dish to share, and pizza is provided. This summer month we will also have fruit popsicles!

    Free!

    Beit Ahavah, The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
    130 Pine St
    Florence, MA
    (413) 587-3770
    info@beitahavah.org
    http://www.beitahavah.org

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  42. Kara Demler said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Marc Black – A History of the 50s & 60s Through the Lens of Popular Song

    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:00PM

    A recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, Mark Black has created an engaging and humorous program and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history. Well received all across the Country, folks cheerfully sing along from beginning to end!

    Tickets $10 – $20: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2990328
    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin St, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  43. Kara Demler said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Families First: Bowey the Clown

    July 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Bowey the Clown is an award-winning family entertainer that has been delighting audiences for years with his comical blend of magic, ventriloquism, and awesome balloon art. Bowey started to perform when he was nine years old. He is a trained actor and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has performed with Rafi and Pete Seeger and has performed at thousands of birthday parties. Bowey is truly the clown the kids always want to see again

    Admission free. Suggested donation $5

    http://www.spectrumplayhouse.org/event/families-first-bowey-clown/?instance_id=35862
    20 Franklin Street
    Lee, MA 01238
    413-394-5023

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  44. Amy LeFebvre said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Oil and Water – DO MIX!

    Opening Reception: June 30, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    The Good Purpose Gallery looks forward to a colorful collaboration between two artists whose painting styles could not be more different and yet share a striking synergy together. Marguerite Bride’s watercolor paintings and Karen Jacobs’ oil paintings will be on view Wednesday, June 28th through Monday, August 7th. We hope you’ll join us in the gallery on Friday, June 30th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm for a much-anticipated opening reception and an opportunity to mingle with Marge and Karen and hear about their art processes and passions.

    http://goodpurpose.org/oil-and-water-do-mix/
    40 Main Street
    Lee, MA 01238

    Call 413.394.5045 for more information.

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  45. June 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Bumble Bee Workshop and Citizen Science Opportunity!

    June 28th – 5:30-7:30 pm
    Bullitt Reservation
    332 Bullitt Road
    Ashfield

    Franklin Land Trust and Hilltown Land Trust invite you to an evening workshop on bumble bees. Rob Gegear, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will share his research on the startling decline of bumble bees, and some new technology that will allow you to help these important pollinators survive and thrive!

    Learn about a new smartphone app called “Bee-cology.” Naturalists of any age or experience level can use “Bee-cology” to participate in this citizen science project geared towards monitoring and protecting bumble bees. This exciting new app will be available for download soon!

    Free and open to all ages. Light refreshments provided. Come prepared to be outdoors!

    To learn more, email Emily Johnson at ejohnson@franklinlandtrust.org, or call (413) 625-9151.

    http://www.franklinlandtrust.org/events/bees

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  46. June 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Super fun kids band, http://www.thebiglittles.com playing at Eric Carle, Saturday, 6/10/17, 11am, $5.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1179131752197524/

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  47. matwooddml said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Video Game Day
    July 1 (Sat) 1pm-3pm

    Ages 6+ (adults will enjoy the retro games!)
    Free.
    No need to pre-register.

    Sponsor: Dickinson Memorial Library (Northfield)
    Location: Northfield Elementary School gymnasium (104 Main St)
    Presenter: R-Cade Entertainment

    Interactive shoulder-to-shoulder game playing on multiple giant-screen projections, with ability to have more than 10 participants competing at once, and quick competitions so everybody enjoys playing, watching, and cheering. Team competitions facilitated by R-Cade Entertainment give the event a game-show feel in which everyone participates, and non-violent games are appropriate for all ages 6 years old and above. Games are easy to learn, hard to master. Middle-age participants will enjoy a blast from their past on retro consoles like Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and everyone will enjoy new platforms like Xbox and Wii. Learn good sportsmanship, patience, learning through failure, and of course have a blast playing video games!

    Questions? Please contact the Dickinson Memorial Library at (413) 498 – 2455.

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  48. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    June 29, 1999…in 2017!
    June 29, 2017
    Eric Carle Museum 1:30pm
    Free with Museum Admission
    Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Weisner’s book, June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science project begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetable they see flying through the sky.
    Signed copies of June 29, 1999 will be available in the Museum Shop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

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  49. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

    12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It!
    Eric Carle Museum
    June 25, 2017
    10:00am – 4:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission
    10:30am
    Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)
    11:00am
    Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Reading Library)
    11:30am
    Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)
    12:30am
    Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday!
    1:00 – 2:00pm
    Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)
    2:00pm
    Storytime (Reading Library)
    Special Storytime: Tom Lichtenheld
    11:00am
    Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!
    Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

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  50. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Gallery Talk with David Wiesner
    Eric Carle Museum 1pm June 18, 2017
    Free with Museum Admission
    Join artist David Wiesner for a gallery talk on the special exhibition David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. A book signing will take place in the Great Hall following the program.
    Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.

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  51. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color?
    Eric Carle Museum 10am-4pm (closed Mondays in June)
    Through August 27, 2017
    Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carle’s newest publication, What’s Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous children’s book artists. Each responds with a unique illustration and a personal story. Carle’s original collage art is paired with the various color choices of Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael López, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Moralies, Frann Preseton-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip. C. Stead, and Melissa Sweet.

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  52. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and Their Heroes
    Through November 27, 2017
    Picture books instill in children a sense of awe, magic, and wonderment, but who inspires the illustrators themselves—the people who bring incredibly imaginative worlds to life? Organized by two prominent figures in the field, Tony DiTerlizzi and Mo Willems, this exhibition gives visitors a peek into the minds and motivations of an array of talented artists working today. Visit The Carle to find out who inspires Tony and Mo, as well as Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Marla Frazee, Laurie Keller, Loren Long, Patrick McDonnell, Yuyi Morales, Kadir Nelson, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Judy Schachner, Lane Smith, and—with a special contribution from his foundation—the late Maurice Sendak.

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  53. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

    David Weisner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling
    June 18 – November 5, 2017
    David Weisner has enthralled readers for three decades, and his remarkable career is surveyed in this first-ever retrospective devoted to his art. The exhibition features 70 original watercolors from some of Weisner’s most famous books, including three for which he won the prestigious Caldecott Medal: Tuesday (1992), The Three Pigs (2002), and Flotsam (2007). Also on view is work from Wiesner’s earliest artistic successes while still a student at the Rhode Island School of Design to his most recent book project—his first graphic novel, Fish Girl, published just this year.

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  54. June 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

    “Why Do They Do That and How Can I Make Them Stop?!!”

    TIME UPDATE: 9:30-11:30

    Northampton Parents Center on two Thursdays
    June 15 and 22, 9:30-11:30
    Sarah Patton, child development expert, LICSW, HHC

    Come get some answers to common questions that parents of young children have! Sibling rivalry, tantrums, hitting, whining, throwing, defiance, meltdowns … there are strategies that can help with all of these.

    Free workshops, free childcare. Please RSVP 413-587-1471 if you can, so we know how many are attending and can plan.

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  55. George Coling said,

    June 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Worthington’s Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale will be Saturday, June 17, 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 10, 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 Thursday, June 15.
    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 Marcia or George Coling, 413-238-0352 or Susan Warner, swarner01098@gmail.com.

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  56. June 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

    “Why Do They Do That and How Can I Make Them Stop?!!”

    Northampton Parents Center on two Thursdays
    June 15 and 22, 9:15-11:00
    Sarah Patton, child development expert, LICSW, HHC

    Come get some answers to common questions that parents of young children have! Sibling rivalry, tantrums, hitting, whining, throwing, defiance, meltdowns … there are strategies that can help with all of these.

    Free workshops, free childcare. Please RSVP 413-587-1471 if you can, so we know how many are attending and can plan.

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  57. elizareads said,

    June 6, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Hula Hoops with Wild Kat Hoops
    Tuesday, June 27 at 11am

    Free and open to kids of all ages. No sign-up needed.

    Hatfield Public Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield MA. Contact Eliza at hatfieldpubliclibrary@gmail.com with questions.

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  58. Anne said,

    June 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

    UMASS Chem Demo June 16 Friday 7pm to 9pm UMASS Amherst

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Raina Kittilstved
    Date: Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 1:49 PM
    Subject: [Stemed-l] advertisement for UMass Chemistry Demonstration show
    To: stemed-l@physics.umass.edu

    Good afternoon,
    I represent the Chemistry department and we are putting together our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration show. In the past I’ve asked Mort Sternheim to send out a short advert to his teacher contact list. This year he referred me to you. Would you mind sending the following advertisement and/or attached flyer to your list? I think this is where most of the interest for our shows is generated.
    “Ready, Set, React” Chemistry Demo Show

    Friday June 16, 2017

    7:00-9:00 pm

    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Integrated Sciences Building Room 135
    661 North Pleasant St
    Amherst MA 01373

    FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

    The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show.
    There will be exciting explosions, colorful chemistry, and cool experiments!
    Stay afterwards for some hands-on activities.
    To RSVP or to inquire for more information, please email rkittilstved@chem.umass.edu. website: http://www.chem.umass.edu
    Thank you!
    Best,
    Raina

    Raina Kittilstved
    Laboratory Technician
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Massacusetts Amherst
    Integrated Sciences Building 263/269
    661 North Pleasant St
    Amherst MA 01003
    413-545-3308

    _______________________________________________
    Stemed-l mailing list
    Stemed-l@physics.umass.edu
    https://list.umass.edu/mailman/listinfo/stemed-l

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  59. EDWARD KALER said,

    June 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Canoeing the Arcadia Marsh
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, Jul 08, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 East St., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $15.00, Child $15.00
    Nonmembers:
    Adult $20.00, Child $20.00
    Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

    Explore the Arcadia Marsh, Connecticut River oxbow, and the Mill River on this leisurely canoe trip. Learn about the wildlife that inhabits these areas and the ever changing landscape.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  60. June 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Cheshire Community Association presents our 3rd annual Summer Block Party with the Bobby Sweet Band on Wednesday, July 12th 6-8 pm.
    Town Hall will be hopping with activity. Bring your lawn chairs and the whole family for fun on the street in downtown Cheshire, MA.
    Music, food, vendors and our free raffle with items from town businesses​. See http://www.cheshirema.com for our flyer and to review past events. Great fun for the family!

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  61. Tamsin said,

    May 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Historic Cricket Hill Walk
    Sunday June 18th, 2017
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    All ages family event
    Cricket Hill Road, Conway
    Free

    Join Conway historians as part of the Conway 250th celebration for a beautiful 2-mile woods-walk through the old Cricket Hill settlement and along the 1766 town highway to Ashfield. The history of the people and landscape of Cricket Hill will come alive as stops are made at old foundations and infrastructure, the last town poor farm, an old family cemetery, and 18th and 19th century road intersections.

    Those who are unable to walk the distance are invited to ride along in a horse-drawn wagon, though wagon seats are limited and first-come-first-serve. The walk will be along a dirt road with easy to moderate inclines.

    Car parking will be directed; please arrive early to park and walk to the starting point.

    Co-sponsored by the Conway 250th Committee and Hilltown Land Trust.

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  62. Tamsin said,

    May 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    The American Chestnut, Past, Present, & Future: Restoration of an American Icon

    June 17th, 2017
    10am-noon

    MacLeish Field Station, West Whately MA

    Join Hilltown Land Trust and Paul Wetzel, Smith College environmental researcher and member of American Chestnut Foundation, for a tour of the American Chestnut seed production orchard and research plots at Smith College’s MacLeish Field Station. The event will begin with a short talk about the history of the American Chestnut and efforts to develop a blight resistant hybrid and continue outside with a tour of a seed orchard and forest canopy gaps created to investigate methods for introducing Chestnut hybrids.

    FREE for HLT members / $5 for non-members

    RSVP with your name, email address, phone number, and total number in your party to hltlandstewardthetrusteesorg

    http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/the-american-chestnut-yesterday-today-tomorrow-restoration-of-an-american-icon

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  63. Amanda Cremone said,

    May 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    The Cognition & Action Lab at UMass Amherst is recruiting children (6 – 9 years of age) for a study assessing the effects of sleep on behavior in children with ADHD.

    Children will wear a watch to monitor sleep for 10-days. For 5 days of the study, your child will follow their normal sleep routine. For the other 5 days of the study, your child will go to bed 1.5 hours earlier than they normally do. There will be approximately 1 week between these 5-day periods. At the end of these 5 day testing periods, you and your child will participate in 2 overnight visits at our sleep lab located on campus. During these overnight visits, children will complete a computer task and wear sleep-recording sensors to measure sleep physiology during overnight sleep.

    If you and your child choose to participate, you are free to withdraw anytime. Eligible children should have diagnosed ADHD, no other developmental disorders or sleep disorders, sleep < 10 hours/night, have a bedtime after 8pm (on average), and have normal, or corrected to normal vision.

    Children will receive a small prize and caregivers will receive up to $100.00.

    If you would like to lean more about this research, please contact Amanda: Phone (413)545-4831, Email: acremone@cns.umass.edu.

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  64. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Story Hour and Walk at Laughing Brook
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, Jun 24, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

    Instructor: Emma Evans – Laughing Brook Caretaker
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members:
    Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers:
    Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

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

    Come to Laughing Brook, former home of the acclaimed children’s author and naturalist Thornton Burgess, for a Burgess story followed by a walk along the trail. Thornton Burgess’s characters are those that can be found living at Laughing Brook. While written for children, the books are amazingly accurate in their natural history descriptions and enjoyable for all ages.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  65. Kara Demler said,

    May 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Families First Series presents the ever popular “Nutshell Playhouse” with a brand new kids show! Come and join the fun for this Spectrum Playhouse premiere! Admission free. Suggested donation $5

    413-394-5023

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  66. Anne said,

    May 27, 2017 at 8:25 am

    ***Every Thursday HS ICE Skating Amelia Westfield***

    Homeschool Ice skating at Amelia Ice Rink is still happening in Westfield at 11am. Amelia park, Westfield ma
    Easy free parking and entry in the back of building Thursday morning at 11:00am. I think it is one hour but your welcome to check the schedule.

    Free parking
    $4 for skating with $1 rentals.

    Amelia Park Ice Arena https://ameliaparkice.com/
    21 South Broad St
    Westfield, MA 01085
    413-568-2503

    All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be supervised when not participating in skating or hockey.

    ****Parent and Tot****
    Blocks of ice that provide a safe, fun place for parents and younger children to spend quality time with each other. A great chance to get away from the computer screen and TV and get the blood pumping. Who knows, you make some new friends while you’re here.

    12:00-1:00 Saturday & Sunday
    11:00-12:00 Wednesdays
    (Check schedule for weekly blocks of ice)
    Skate Rentals (if required)
     
    Parents: $4
    Tots: $4
    Skates: $4

    https://ameliaparkice.com/

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  67. Phyllis Cove said,

    May 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Forbes Library sponsors annual self-guided tour of gardens in the Northampton/Florence area. Saturday, June 10, 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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  68. Hilary said,

    May 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Hi all! Hilary from Bread Euphoria Bakery and Cafe in Haydenville here.

    We’re having a FREE face painting event on Sat June 17 from 11-3! Emma from MaskMakers will be here at the cafe painting butterflies, tigers, scorpions, robots, and more! There’s no charge, but donations are gladly accepted. And there’s no age limit…you can be three or a hundred and three!

    See you there!

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  69. Pam Victor said,

    May 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, June 17th at 4-5pm at the Community Room (Suite 160) Eastworks (116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton). Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, Free/3 yrs and under. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  70. Pam Victor said,

    May 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show – All-new monthly improv comedy show! This month features special guest The Majesters plus The Ha-Ha’s perform “Shrink: Where Freud Meets Funny.” Saturday, June 10th at 8pm at the 121 Club, Eastworks (116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton). Tickets: $13 at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  71. Beit Ahavah said,

    May 25, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Friday, June 2, Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck, 5:15-6:15pm

    Led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi Kosovske.
    Tot Shabbat is the jamming monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends. Bring a nut free vegetarian dish to share, and pizza is provided.
    This month: Shavuot celebration! Dairy blintzes, dancing with Torah stuffies, teacher appreciation and welcoming “first fruits” and new babies
    All are welcome!
    Major funding is provided by HGF Family Grant.

    Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton
    130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062
    413-587-3770

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  72. May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Family Fun Night!
    If your looking for an affordable night out with the family where your little ones can run, play, dance and have a blast, then come join Learn In Motion Sunday Nights. We will have organized games and activities, as well as play spaces set up for kids to explore! Experience LEARN IN MOTION programming and meet local organizations . We will be running this event most Sunday nights until September, and will be inviting a number of different businesses and organizations from the community throughout the summer.

    Sunday Evenings through September!
    Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
    Ages: Open to all ages
    Location: Rohan Park on Sargeant Street in Holyoke MA
    Price: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings

    Contact: Hope Ross (413-244-2073 | hope.e.ross@gmail.com) or Christopher Gibaldi (201-575-0671 | chrisgibaldi@gmail.com) with questions!

    http://www.learninmotionma.com

    Check us out on facebook @learninmotionma and instagram @learn_in_motion

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  73. Adam Cohen said,

    May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

    FAMILY GATHERING on JUNE 4
    Seeing Past Our Agendas – How the Dharma Can Help Us Speak Skillfully with Our Children in These Times

    Sunday, June 4, 10am-12pm
    Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
    Eastworks
    116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242
    Easthampton, MA 01027-2755

    The Parent Group at Insight PV is pleased to offer a Family Gathering. Parents and children will gather together in our meditation space for a gathering led by Adi Bemak. Adi is a dharma teacher, a parent, and a grandparent. Adi will lead us in a discussion about ways in which we can use our practice to see past our own agendas when it comes to our children and ourselves as parents. We will explore how to use wise speech to talk skillfully with our kids during these times that leave so many of us feeling stretched and overstimulated.

    We will do some mindfulness exercises, then Insight PV will provide childcare at a nearby space within Eastworks where kids can work on an art project, as well as just play and be together. Adi will stay with the parents during this time for a 20 minute sitting followed by our topic discussion. For the last half-hour the children will re-join their parents in the meditation space for music, sharing, and snacks.

    If you would like to join us, please email Johanna at callardj@gmail.com to let us know how many children and adults will attend. Suggested donation is $8-20 for Insight PV at the door plus voluntary donation for Adi. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is accessible to the handicapped.

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  74. Jacob Fine said,

    May 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Abundance Farm Spring Celebration and Volunteer Work Day
    Sunday, May 21st, 10:00-4:00
    253 Prospect Street, Northampton

    Abundance Farm is a Jewish food justice farm and outdoor classroom open to the whole community. All the food we grow is free to everyone, with most of the fruits and vegetables harvested directly by clients of the Northampton Survival Center.

    Our annual Spring Celebration and Volunteer Party runs from 10:00-4:00, with special activities for families with young children (0-6) from 10-12.

    Festivities will include:

    Joyful Music and Movement for kids 0-6 with Felicia Tzipora Sloin and Amy Meltzer (10am)
    Wild Edibles Walk with Blanche Derby
    Cob Oven Pizza Baking
    Arts and Games for Kids
    Flower planting
    Chance to Pot up and take home your own perennials

    Come for an hour or come for the whole day. Everyone is welcome!

    **Admission is free but you may want to bring money to purchase yummy food and our new screen pressed Farm shirts!

    For more info contact info@abundancefarm.org

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  75. elizareads said,

    May 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Skylarkz: Great American Masters of Song
    Friday, June 2nd at 6pm

    Open to everyone of all ages. Come enjoy a live outdoor concert and stories celebrating the Great American Songbook. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

    Concert will be held behind the Hatfield Public Library, 39 Main Street, Hatfield MA. Contact Eliza at hatfieldpubliclibrary@gmail.com with questions.

    Free for all!

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  76. May 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Penumbra: NECCA Showcase
    June 9-11 @ 7:30PM
    All ages

    PENUMBRA: 2017 NECCA Performance Training Program Intensive Year Showcase

    In the space between full shadow and full illumination, in the moment just before the darkness or the light, we take pause in anticipation itself.

    The New England Center for Circus Arts’ Performance Training Program is a selective and highly-regarded program with graduates going on to work with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros, 7 Fingers of the Hand, Cirque Eloize and Circa as well as European Cabarets, cruise ships and celebrity tours throughout the world.

    Austine Gymnasium
    209 Austine Dr., Brattleboro VT
    $15-25 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2938797

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  77. May 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    A Fairytale Circus
    June 2nd @ 7:30PM
    All ages

    Join us for some circus fun as we present: A Fairytale Circus: a modern, upbeat circus tale full of fairy tale creatures. Fun for the whole family! This short, one act show features the students from NECCA’s high school program through the Windham Regional Career Center (WRCC).Tickets only $5! All proceeds benefit student scholarships.

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2949094

    209 Austine Dr., Brattleboro, VT
    $5

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  78. JRS Entertainment llc said,

    May 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Don’t Miss This year’s KFest 2017 May 25th-28th at Eastern States Exposition Home of The Big E ! Great way to Kickoff Summer and Only $25.00 a Carload on Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Includes Parking!! | FUN | FOOD | MUSIC | RIDES | FIREWORKS every night that are Amazing, and Absolutely Jaw Dropping !! The K Fest at The Big E Fairgrounds 1305 Memorial Ave West Springfield, Massachusetts 4 day event features New England’s best Fireworks show each night and informs visitors of the causes we support within our community that support the globe. This family event maintains prices that are affordable, exciting, educational and community driven. A full carnival including Thrill Rides & Games, Parades, Living Statues, Our Famous Pickle Car, Food Eating Competitions, Minions, 30+ Food Vendors, Craft Beers, Vodka’s and Wine, “Amazing!” Fireworks nightly, Live music on multiple stages, 50+ craft vendors, VIP Services available. Bring children of all ages, make sure you stay for the Fireworks !! http://www.thekfest.com/

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  79. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Canoeing the Arcadia Marsh
    Sat, Jun 10, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 East St., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $15.00, Child $15.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $20.00, Child $20.00

    Explore the Arcadia Marsh, Connecticut River oxbow, and the Mill River on this leisurely canoe trip. Learn about the wildlife that inhabits these areas and the ever changing landscape.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
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    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, Jun 17, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
    ==================================================
    Insects of the Field and Forest
    Sat, Jun 17, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Location: Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 793 Main St., Hampden, MA 01036
    http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/laughing-brook/directions

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 5 – 12 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

    Come visit Laughing Brook to explore both field and forest to see and hear some of the many insects that live here. Watch as a bee pollinates a flower, and see how many different types of butterflies you can count.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
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    Summer Solstice And Father’s Day Canoeing

    Sun, Jun 18, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $15.00, Child $15.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $20.00, Child $20.00

    Celebrate the coming of summer and Father’s Day with a leisurely canoe trip. We’ll be watching for wildlife and learning how to identify wetland plants. We expect to see great blue herons, beavers, dragonflies and songbirds. Some plants we’re likely to see are pickerel weed, buttonbush, and royal fern.

    Meet at Arcadia.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  80. May 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Will Bike 4 Food Kick-Off Event
    June 8, 2017
    Mill 180 Park, 180 Pleasant St., Suite 217, Easthampton, MA.

    Gear-up for Will Bike 4 Food — The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ annual ride to end hunger — by joining us at Mill 180 Park for a special kick-off event. Whether you’ve already registered to ride this year’s Will Bike 4 Food (Sept. 24), or simply want to learn more about the exciting ride through the Pioneer Valley, everyone is welcome to this free and informal kick-off. Meet other like-minded cyclists as you learn about: general information about Will Bike 4 Food effective fundraising strategies upcoming training rides training tips more Local cycling expert Tracy Roth (a Level 3 USA Cycling Coach) will be on-hand to answer your questions about long-distance cycling, nutrition and hydration. Complimentary light appetizers will be provided, and cash bar will be available. If you plan to ride with your family, feel free to bring them to the event. RSVP by Monday, June 5 by e-mailing Morgan at morgank@foodbankwma.org or by calling 413-247-9738. For more information about Will Bike 4 Food, visit http://www.willbike4food.org. For more information about The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, visit http://www.foodbankwma.org.

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  81. Hilltown CDC said,

    May 15, 2017 at 10:25 am

    PUBLIC HEARING
    When: Tuesday, May 30, at 5:00pm
    Where: Chesterfield Selectboard Meeting Room, Town Offices, 422 Main Road

    A review of the Chesterfield CDBG FY16 grant including the towns of Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton and Worthington will be conducted including the Housing Rehabilitation, HEN, HOPE, Food Pantry and Childcare Subsidy Programs.

    Anyone interested in sharing input regarding these programs is welcome and encouraged to attend. Comments can also be emailed to beavh@hilltowncdc.org or mailed to Hilltown CDC, PO Box 17, Chesterfield 01012.

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  82. Katie said,

    May 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    SPRING EPHEMERAL WILDFLOWER HIKE

    Saturday, May 20th
    10am-12:30pm

    Chester, MA

    Join us for a spring ephemeral walk & talk! Led by former Hilltown Land Trust MassLIFT-AmeriCorps service member Nicole Rhodes, we will check out the wildflowers on a protected property in Chester. The short, but moderately difficult hike will lead us up a mountain, where we will explore the wildflowers blooming there in mid-May. Pack your lunch and enjoy a picnic with a view from the top of Round Top Hill, the highest point in Hampden County! We will walk through an amazing shagbark hickory forest with an understory of grasses and ferns. Bring your wildflower guides if you have them, and, of course, your cameras.

    RSVP to find out the location of the event by sending an email with your name and the names of anyone coming with you, and a phone number where you can be reached on the day of the event to hltoutreach thetrustees org. Or call 413-628-4485 ext. 4 and leave a message with the above information, plus an email address.

    All ages are welcome, but please note that the hike is moderately difficult, so use your discretion.

    FREE for Members of Hilltown Land Trust
    $5 for non-members

    http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/spring-ephemeral-wildflower-walk-talk

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  83. May 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hampshire County Youth Mental Health Resource Fair
    – Saturday May 13th, 2017
    – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    – Sweetser Park Lessey Street, Amherst, MA 01002 (across from the Black Sheep in downtown Amherst).

    – This will be a great opportunity to meet with representatives from many of the great organizations that provide youth mental health services in Hampshire County, and to start a conversation about the state of mental health services in the area. Whether you are a youth seeking services or a service provider interested in networking and learning about some of these organizations, the main goal of the event is to help spread awareness about the many fantastic organizations and services that exist, and to make those services more accessible to a greater number of youth.
    – All ages welcome! We hope to have a good crowd of youth of all ages, as well as parents and other adult mental health professionals.
    Contact me with any questions at fields.rafael@gmail.com

    – There is no cost to attend and you can drop by anytime!

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  84. May 9, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Circus for Change

    Saturday, May 20
    1PM and 4PM, shows last about an hour

    A circus benefit show for Planned Parenthood! Performed by local teen circus artists and presented by Youth Rise Together. Because we may sell out, please buy tickets ahead of time.

    http://circusforchange.brownpapertickets.com/

    2 North St, Montague, MA 01351

    $10 per ticket

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  85. Andrea Caluori said,

    May 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Bryant Homestead Teen Poetry Contest!

    William Cullen Bryant Homestead Poetry Contest

    Theme: Local Landscapes

    Contest: Write a poem inspired by the natural or agricultural landscape of Western Massachusetts.

    Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by July 1st, 2017

    Eligibility: Students ages 13-18

    Contest Description:

    The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, a property of The Trustees, will be hosting a poetry contest in honor of Bryant’s contribution to American literature and his poetry that championed the natural and agricultural landscape of the hilltowns. Contest participants are asked to write a single poem inspired by Bryant’s poetry and the local landscapes that are unique to Western Massachusetts. Possible poems that may be used for reference include Lines Upon Revisiting the Countryside, The Rivulet, The Yellow Violet, The Planting of the Apple-Tree, and Thanatopsis.

    Entrance Categories:

    Category A: Single Poem – ages13-15

    Category B: Single Poem – ages 16-18

    Format:

    • Poems must be no more than 30 lines
    • Individual poems are to be typed and must have the following information included on each page of the poem in order to be qualified:
    o poem title and entrance category
    o entrant’s name, school, complete address and email address

    Deadline:
    All entries must be postmarked by June 28th, 2017 and sent to:

    Andrea Caluori, Engagement Site Manager
    The William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    207 Bryant Road
    Cummington, MA 01026

    Awards:
    • Winners must be available on July 23rd, in order to receive award and read their poem at the annual “Bryant Day” event at the Homestead.
    • Winners will be notified by email by July 8th.
    • Individual entries will not be returned.
    • Each category winner will receive a $100 scholarship prize.

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  86. Emma said,

    May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Easthampton Farmers’ and Makers’ Market
    Opening Day, May 13th, 9am – 1pm!

    Come find plant starts, fresh flowers, jam, soaps, and more for Mother’s Day. Better yet, plant a seed for mom with the Easthampton PTO.
    Enjoy music with Peter Blanchette and check out the Sage Meadow Farm kid goats (of Boston Globe fame).

    We’ve got a great line up of vendors for 2017, so come on out every Saturday and check us out.

    More info at http://easthamptonmarket.com (and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/EasthamptonFarmersMarket/).

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  87. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Discover Aquatic Critters
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, Jun 03, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Instructor: Laura Tate-Beltran – Educator
    Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 12 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

    What animals live in the river and in the streams of Arcadia? How do they survive in this wet world? Join us as we search for these animals and explore their watery ways of living.

    Instructions and Directions:

    Please wear clothing that can get wet and muddy.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  88. Jacob Fine said,

    May 8, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    Mother’s Day Spring Celebration and Volunteer Work Party at Abundance Farm. 253 Prospect Street Northampton. FREE

    The event will run 10:00-4:00, with special opportunities for families with young children from 10-12. We will have meaningful volunteer projects for all ages and abilities. Festivities will include:

    10AM: Joyful Music and Movement for kids 0-6 with Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer
    10AM : Wild Edibles Walk with Blanche Derby
    Holyoke Hummus Company Food Truck
    Cob Oven Pizza Baking
    Arts and Games for Kids
    Flowers for mothers

    Come for an hour or come for the whole day. Everyone is welcome! Free.

    Abundance Farm is a Jewish food justice farm and outdoor classroom located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Abundance Farm is a unique collaboration at Congregation B’nai Israel with the Northampton Survival Center and Lander-Grinspoon Academy to support local food security and to create a unique, outdoor learning environment. Abundance Farm is a beautiful urban oasis where people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds are drawn for nourishment, community, and learning.

    For more info check out our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1881598455449839/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1494246309338299

    or contact info@abundancefarm.org or 413-584-3593 x203

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  89. May 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    You’re Invited to IS183 Art School’s Factory Gala Event!

    Saturday May 20, 2017
    6pm Dinner by Peter Platt of Old Inn on the Green
    8:30pm Dance Party! Music by J-Wolf, Projections by Joe Wheaton

    at the Stationery Factory (63 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton)
    For details and tickets visit http://www.is183.org or call (413)298.5252 x100

    IS183 is a nonprofit community art school that encourages people of all ages, means and skill level to enrich their lives through hands-on art-making. Since 1991, the school has touched the lives of 40,000 adults and 16,000 children in the Berkshires and surrounding regions.

    Proceeds from IS183’s annual gala event go towards Learning Through Arts, IS183’s school program that uses art-making to engage K-12 public school students in some of our lowest performing schools. LTA students experiment, collaborate, and create unique art while conflict resolution and social emotional skills are fostered and academic curriculum goals are reinforced.

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  90. Uli Nagel said,

    May 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    May 13th, Berkshire Environmental Action Team and Living the Change Berkshires Enviro Expo and Climate Fair at the Stationary Factory in Dalton, 10am through 9pm. Free family event to celebrate nature and all the people who love and protect it. Rides, hikes, vendors, a spoken word performance by wordxword at 3pm, the documentary Ice and the Sky at 7pm, bees and chickens, music, art and information on how to get involved in protecting our planet.

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  91. thecompostcollective413 said,

    May 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Leapfrog Programs cultivates nature connection and education for humans of all ages in Western Massachusetts, offering during and after school programs and weekend workshops. We work to empower participants with meaningful and practical life-long relationships between each other, and the living land.

    Here is some info on Leapfrog’s upcoming programs.These programs are for kids k-5 and meet at Amethyst Brook Conservation Land,Amherst. If you are an adult and interested in learning about living earth skills, join our Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Western-Mass-Earth-Living-Skills/.
    MAY: Snowy Owls: 3 Thursdays, 3:30-5:15. 5/18, 5/25, and 6/1. Cost: 50-100$/child
    JUNE: Solstice Salamanders: 3 Wednesdays, 330-5:15: 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 – Solstice!. Cost: 50-100$/child
    AUGUST:Wily Raccoons: Partial day program on Tuesdays, 11:00-3:00, 8/1 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 Cost: $120-240
    SEPTEMBER: Snowy Owls: We’ll come back to our normal, 10 week, Thursday program in the fall. Please let us know if you’re interested, and we’ll keep you in the loop!
    leapfrogprograms.weebly.com

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  92. Sue said,

    May 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Pride Party & Diverse Books Fair
    May 13
    10am – 1pm

    The Montessori School of Northampton is hosting our 2nd annual pride party & diverse books fair on May 13th. All are welcome!

    ***Featuring DJ Quintessential***

    Free snacks!
    Free playground!
    Free games!
    Free crafts!
    Free bathrooms!
    Free fenced-in yard!
    Free FUN!

    MSN is located at 51 Bates St in Northampton. Join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly, low-key celebration of Pride in our community.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/716531761863676/

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  93. Lynne Smith said,

    May 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    T’ai Chi Easy:Learn 3 Tai Chi movements while gaining all the benefits of T’ai Chi practice
    Sunday May 28 1:00-4:00 (Half Day retreat)
    Held in Hadley, Massachusetts
    visit http://www.yogandhealingartstherapy.com
    E-mail lynnenicole8@yahoo.com or call 413-575-7468 for more information or to register

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  94. May 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Mister G’s Spring Spectacular at The Shea Theater

    71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
    http://sheatheater.org/d/143/Mister-Gs-Spring-Spectacular

    Saturday, May 13
    11:00am
    Family event

    Tickets: $10/each or $30/family pack (up to 4 people). Children under 1 are free.

    A Latin GRAMMY winner for Best Children’s Album, local hero Mister G is a superstar in the children’s music world. Called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G has been named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” Spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk and reggae to rock, his dynamic and original music has won praise from The Boston Globe, Chicago SunTimes, People, New York Post, and Parents magazine.

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  95. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk
    Sat, May 20, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

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

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
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    Frogs at Laughing Brook
    Sat, May 20, 2017 10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Location: Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 793 Main St., Hampden, MA 01036
    http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/laughing-brook/directions

    Audience: Family (suitable for children 4 – 12 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

    Come explore Laughing Brook’s vernal pool in search of wood frogs and spring peepers. At this time of year we should be able to see tadpoles and adults as well as egg masses.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  96. Nichole Oquendo said,

    May 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    J-ART invites you to join us with the whole family for this classic Disney musical! Don’t miss out!
    Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & Jon Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.
    Music by Alan Menken, Book by Doug Wright, and Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater.

    PERFORMANCE DATES:
    Saturday, May 13th & 20th @ 8pm
    Sunday, May 14th @ 2pm and 7pm
    Thursday, May 18th @ 7pm
    Sunday, May 21st @ 7pm

    Tickets Range From 5$-25$

    LOCATION:
    Springfield JCC
    1160 Dickinson Street
    Springfield, MA 01108

    Website:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-art-presents-the-little-mermaid-tickets-32272730606

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  97. April 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    May is for Spring Circus Shows!

    Witness high-flying aerialists, acrobats and contortionists who have developed their skills to a high level after an intense year of training at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

    Join us for WAYWARD LADIES’ FINISHING SCHOOL, fantastic feats by our professional students now graduating and heading out into the world of international performing!

    SATURDAY, MAY 13 @ 7:30PM
    SUNDAY, MAY 14 @ 3:00PM and 7:30
    FRIDAY, MAY 19 @ 7:30PM
    SATURDAY, MAY 20 @ 3:00PM and 7:30

    But wait! There’s more!

    MAY 28TH @ 7PM: Come to NECCA’s Circus Cabaret, an evening of high-flying and acrobatic circus acts featuring Foundation Program students as well as guest performers. Clowns and contortionists will be on hand too to entertain you at New England’s hottest spot for circus innovation! Tickets are $5.

    MAY 29TH @ 5:30PM in front of the train station on 23 Depot Rd in Brattleboro for UNKNOWN IS THE RIPPLE, a performance by NECCA’s Foundation program students followed by a potluck picnic . Part of “From the River, To the River” curated by Evie Lovett, Andrea Wasserman & Elizabeth Billings. This is a public art project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” Grant to the town of Brattleboro, Vermont. This is a free performance.

    All shows except Unknown is the Ripple are at the Austine Gymnasium, 209 Austine Dr, Brattleboro, VT

    TICKETS- $5-$25 @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/764460

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  98. Diana Alvarez said,

    April 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Latinas con Pluma
    Friday April 28, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Free and open to all. Please RSVP as seating is limited.

    Latinas con pluma is a staged reading of poetry, prose, and drama by Latina writers. Selections include excerpts from When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago, poetry by Magdalena Gomez, and plays by Dolores Prida to name only a few.

    The readers are students from Holyoke Community College and the community.

    Readings compiled and directed by Patricia Sandoval. Featuring Diana Alvarez, Singer & Guitarist.

    https://wistariahurst.org/events/latinas-con-pluma-a-staged-reading-in-celebration-of-latina-writers/

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  99. Miranda said,

    April 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

    The Odyssey will be performed for FREE at Worthington Town Hall. Dates are:
    June 3, 6PM
    June 4, 3PM
    It’s an all-ages, family fun performance! Directed by Maureen Shea, with the Hilltown Singers. Many of the actors are Cummington and Worthington Homeschoolers, as well as RH Conwell Public Schoolers.

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  100. April 27, 2017 at 11:50 am

    15th Annual Community Renaissance Festival
    Free and open to all! Free Parking!

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 11:00 am — 4:00 pm Costumes encouraged! Fun for the whole family! Rain or shine!
    Theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, artisans, dancing, and more! Free parking. Food for sale from UMass concessions.
    For more information go to: http://www.umass.edu/renaissance/festival2017.html

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  101. Anne said,

    April 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    FREE Sunday May 7 Inter-generational Prog Amherst

    From: Madlyn Mackillop [mailto:madlyn@kestreltrust.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:02 AM
    Subject: Outdoor Event with Children

    My name is Madlyn, and I am working with Kestrel Land Trust in Amherst to organize community and educational events.
    Together with Applewood Home for Elders and the Eric Carle Museum, I have organized an inter-generational reading event. Families with children learning to read can come to the orchard and spend time reading with Applewood residents, playing in the Orchard Arboretum, and doing an art project with Eric Carle Museum staff. If possible, could you share this event flyer or the write-up with families and groups you are connected to?

    Event Summary:
    “A Morning in the Orchard,” an inter-generational reading event with Kestrel Land Trust, Applewood Retirement Community, and the Eric Carle Museum.
    Families with children ages 5-9 are invited to bring their favorite books and come read with Applewood residents, do an art project, and walk among the many species of trees and shrubs in the orchard.
    *****May 7th, 10am-12 pm
    Parking along the south side of Spencer Drive.

    Thank you,
    Madlyn

    Madlyn MacKillop
    Youth Education Coordinator, MassLift AmeriCorps
    Kestrel Land Trust
    Amherst, MA

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  102. Emily Langer said,

    April 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Third Annual Sweet Spoken Spring Tweed Ride

    May 21st

    2-5 pm

    Downtown Northampton to Look Park

    http://www.bikereg.com/tweedride

    http://www.sweetspoken.com

    Join Sweet Spoken for our third annual Spring Tweed Ride on Sunday, May 21st from Downtown Northampton to Look Park! The perfect way to finish up Bike Week with your family and friends, we will follow in the tradition of the Tweed Ride—or “Tweed Run”— started in London, England. A fun, casual, social ride, participants will come dressed in traditional tweed, seersucker or similar attire, and are encouraged to bring along their vintage bicycles, though any bicycle is welcomed! Kids ride free, so bring the whole family!

    We will meet in the pedestrian plaza behind Thorne’s Market at 2:00 PM, and will set off on a leisurely paced, family-friendly ride along Northampton’s bicycle trail network, ending at Look Park. There, Sweet Spoken will serve light refreshments, similar to an afternoon tea.

    We have set up the ride to benefit our local non-profit, Friends of Northampton Trails & Greenways (FNTG). FNTG has done a tremendous amount over the years to support the improvement of our trail system for the residents and visitors of the Pioneer Valley, and this is our modest way to offer something back to them. Riders will be able to choose from our registration options, which offer a range of donation levels to FNTG, all of which include a complementary one-year membership. Visit http://www.fntg.net for more information on the group.

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  103. April 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    THIS SATURDAY MORNING! Come celebrate the national Week of the Young Child by playing in Northampton on April 29 from 9:30-11:30!

    WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD FESTIVAL!!!
    Celebrate Children and All the People Who Help Them Grow!
    FREE! * Rain or Shine!

    April 29, 9:30—11:30 am
    Jackson Street School gym
    120 Jackson Street, Northampton, MA 01060

    Brain Building Games and Activities for young children and their families.
    * Outside: visit a police car, school bus, fire engine and dump truck or play on the playground! Spray a pretend house with a hose from the fire truck! Read a StoryWalk!
    * Inside: create art, plant seeds, tumble on mats, squish some gack!
    * Everywhere: HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE YOUNG CHILDREN!

    For more information: contact 587-1471 or bblack@northampton-k12.us

    Sponsored by the Northampton Public Schools, CFCE, and Parents Center, through a grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

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  104. April 24, 2017 at 10:10 am

    CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER! The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren presents this three-hour workshop for grandparents and kinship caregivers.

    April 26, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton

    Please register by contacting Colleen Pritani at 617-748-2454 or colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us.

    Guest Deb Dowd-Foley from Elder Services of Worcester will present, and there will also be an informational panel including representatives from DCF, DTA, Masshealth, and more.

    Free; light refreshments.

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  105. April 23, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    CONWAY RAGS TO PAPER Project
    Khandroling Paper Cooperative
    Saturday, April 29 and May 13
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    intergenerational
    Contact information: Jacqueline.gens@gmail.com, 413-522-1125
    Location of Event: 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 10341
    (The Yellow Schoolhouse basement studio for
    Cost: Free
    Recipient of a HATCH grant

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  106. April 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    *Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Volunteer Trail Work Day at Tamarack Hollow Sunday April 23rd 8am-12pm Help us clear brush, downed trees and the future site of the nature center (volunteers will have an opportunity to attend the tree hike at 11am for free!). Bring your own gloves, snacks provided. Email: aimee@gaiaroots.com to register

    *Spring Tree Walk w/ Old Growth Tree Specialist, Bob Leverett at Tamarack Hollow Sunday April 23rd 11am -1pm Join old growth tree specialist Robert Leverett Founder of the Eastern Native Tree Society as he interprets the Boreal forest and big trees at Tamarack hollow, an event not to missed! Register by emailing aimee@gaiaroots.com $10-$20 sliding scale walk fee; proceeds go to Tamarack Hollow & Friends of the Mohawk Trail SF.

    Visit http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org for more info

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  107. Kara Demler said,

    April 20, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Sherri Buxton, Broadway Cabaret

    Sherri James Buxton is an elegant interpreter of a wide range of genres from standards and show tunes to jazz, delighting audiences with her warmth, depth, versatility and flawless technique.
    Buxton combines a lifelong love of melody and lyric with a highly skilled voice and beautiful stage presence. Once you’ve heard a Sherri Buxton performance of a song, you’ve heard that song’s definitive interpretation.

    Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm
    Tickets:$10

    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin Street, Lee MA 01238
    413-394-5023
    playhouse@cipberkshire.org

    http://www.spectrumplayhouse.org/sherri-buxton-broadway-cabaret/

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  108. Edward Kaler said,

    April 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Valley Bird Festival
    Sponsored by Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
    Sat, May 06, 2017 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd.., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 16 years)
    Members & Nonmembers: Free

    This fun-filled day of learning about our feathered friends is a free event, and it includes live birds of prey presentations, bird banding, games, bird walks, and activities and information for all ages.

    Tom Ricardi’s “Birds of Prey” at 11:00 and 1:00, features live birds of prey. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about these amazing birds and get a close-up view of them.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
    ======================================================

    The Art House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary – Grand Opening
    Official opening during Arcadia’s Valley Bird Festival
    May 6th, 9am to 3pm
    Free Event – Registration not required.

    127 Combs Road
    Easthampton, MA 01027
    Phone: 413 584-3009

    Website: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/arcadia/news-events/coming-soon-arcadia-s-art-house

    The Art House is a place where art, science, nature and wellness meet and come to life. Visitors can step inside the Art House to find readily available art supplies, giving them a place to respond to nature through art. Face painting, bird-specific art projects and a special artist will be at work at the Art House. The Art House is made possible through the generosity of Mass Audubon, ChartPak, Turner’s Falls Paper Mill and Marcus Printers.
    =======================================================
    All About Frogs
    Fri, May 12, 2017 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 0 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child $7.00

    Learn about our local frogs and how we study them through citizen science frog calling surveys. We’ll start indoors to learn about the world of amphibians, and then go outdoors to listen to frog calls and see how scientists and citizen scientists can use data for valuable research.

    Instructions and Directions:
    Dress to be outdoors for half of the program.
    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
    =======================================================
    Arcadia Family Bird Fun
    Sat, May 13, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: Family (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)
    Members: Adult $5.00, Child $5.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $8.00

    It’s never too early or too late to begin learning about birds. Bring the family and come to one or all sessions. Each month we will focus on a different aspect of birding and will include a lesson followed by outdoor practice.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.
    =======================================================
    Mother’s Day Canoe Trip
    Sun, May 14, 2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
    Audience: All (suitable for children 8 – 18 years)
    Members: Adult $15.00, Child $15.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $18.00, Child $18.00

    Show your appreciation to the mothers in your life by treating them to a Mother’s Day morning canoe trip. We’ll go at a slow pace on this easy paddle along the Arcadia Marsh to look and listen to the sights and sounds of spring. We hope to see birds such as great blue herons, cedar waxwings, eastern phoebes, and several warbler species. We’ll also search for wildflowers along the banks, such as trout lily and trillium.

    Parents should plan on being in the boats with children.

    Registration is required.
    Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  109. April 20, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Week of the Young Child Art Exhibit at the Smith College Campus Center April 22nd – May 3rd. Please join us to see some truly amazing creations by young children!

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  110. Katie said,

    April 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Mindfulness Hike

    Saturday, April 29th
    2:00pm
    Williamsburg, MA
    Bradley Sanctuary

    All ages welcome

    Experience nature in a whole new way: take a mindful walk in the woods. For those who thought they couldn’t possibly sit still long enough to meditate, Cheryl Wilfong leads an afternoon of meditation-in-motion. In addition to mindful walking, we will practice a few minutes of sitting-on-a-rock meditation and standing-on-a-bed-of-moss meditation. As we walk, we can practice hearing-birdsong meditation and smelling-the-forest meditation.

    $5 suggested donation. RSVP to hltoutreach@thetrustees.org with your name, the number in your party, and a phone number where you can be reached on the day of the event.

    http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/mindfulness-hike

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  111. April 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Conway School Information Session

    180 Pleasant Street (Mill 180)
    Easthampton, MA
    Saturday, May 6, 10am-1pm
    Free
    For more information and to register: http://www.csld.edu/2017/03/information-session-may-6-2017/

    We (The Conway School) are hosting an information session here at our Easthampton Campus (Mill 180, 180 Pleasant Street) on Saturday, May 6 from 10am-1pm. The session will include a presentation about Conway from faculty, presentations by two current students, and presentations from alums. The Conway School offers a 10-month program in landscape design and planning. Students graduate with a Master of Science in Ecological Design.

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  112. Hilary Emerson Lay said,

    April 17, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Hi all! Hilary from Bread Euphoria Bakery & Cafe here to tell you about some of our upcoming live music!

    This Saturday, April 22: Marc Fromm (solo acoustic guitar). Jazz, bluegrass, and bossa nova inspired by The Grateful Dead, Tony Rice, and Doc Watson.

    April 29: Ray Mason! A man and his Silvertone guiltar. Ray is a Valley favorite, a Bread Euphorias regular, and makes up one-third of The Lonesome Brothers.

    May 6: Katherine First and Kitchen Party! This rousting five-person band brings the feel of an Irish pub to our Western Mass bakery, and they will definitely have everyone up and dancing!

    All of our shows are Saturdays from 6-8 PM. We table service from 5-close, so although all of our shows are free of charge, we ask that you come for dinner. Check out the Bread Euphoria Facebook page for a full list of our upcoming shows!

    Enjoy your day, everyone!

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  113. Jennifer Rau said,

    April 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Cohousing: Open House for families
    May 13
    3-5.30pm
    Families of kids all ages but mostly geared 0-10, Tours, Conversation, games outside and insise, food. Mime (Hoboo) Chris Yerlig will entertain us with his world class show “Mirth, Mime and Magic”
    Contact information (Nancy Bair, 413-549-3702, nancybair@gmail.com, http://www.cohousing.com)
    Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst MA 01002
    Free!

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  114. Anna Sobel said,

    April 16, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    APRIL VACATION WEEK PUPPET SHOWS

    Tuesday, April 18 @ 10:30am
    Fairies of the Seasons
    Chicopee Library
    http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org

    Wednesday, April 19 @11 and 1
    Bugaboo Revue
    Yankee Candle Deerfield, across from Ben & Jerry’s
    http://www.yankeecandle.com/about-us/visit-our-village-stores/south-deerfield-events

    Saturday, April 22 @11am
    Whale Tales
    Granby Library
    http://www.granbylibrary.com

    Granby and Chicopee shows presented courtesy of their respective cultural councils. More info at http://www.talkinghandstheatre.com

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  115. Meguey Baker said,

    April 16, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Museum Sampler at the Historical Society of Greenfield, Saturday May 6th 10 AM to 2 PM! Come see the lovely newly restored Benton Hall, a sampling of the many items that help tell the story of Greenfield and regional history, and find out how you can be part of it! 43 Church St, in Greenfield. Admission is free, donations gladly accepted! Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HSGreenfieldMA Email us at hsgreenfield1907@gmail.com

    Submitted by Meguey Baker, Sec. Hist. Soc. Greenfield

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  116. matwooddml said,

    April 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Under One Sky: A Song and Story Celebration! with Parents’ Choice Award-winning singer and storyteller Davis Bates (whom Pete Seeger called a “genius of a storyteller”).

    Wednesday, April 18, 4:30-5:30.

    Participatory concert for all ages!

    Hear how coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and learn how to play the musical spoons.

    Free, at the Dickinson Memorial Library (115 Main St.) in Northfield. Call the library at 413-498-2455 with any questions.

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  117. April 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Golden Bird, a Northampton-based acoustic duo, is over-the-moon excited to invite you to a celebratory release concert for their album FLY. It’s full of songs for families to enjoy together, and Golden Bird hopes you will join them in welcoming this musical-baby to the world. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot here: http://tinyurl.com/l4ysps4

    Purchase a copy of Fly AND experience the music live!

    When: May 7th. 10:30 am- 11:15. Doors open at 10am

    Where: Wine and Canvas Studio, Hampshire Mall Entrance between
    Dick’s and JCPenney: 367 Russel Street Hadley, MA 01035

    What: An all-ages-concert with music from Golden Bird’s new album
    and a chance to purchase a copy

    Cost: $10 for adult tickets. Kids are FREE! Cd’s on sale for $10.00.
    Snacks will be available for purchase.

    Reserve your spot today and pay at the door: http://tinyurl.com/l4ysps4

    And for more information on Golden Bird visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/GoldenBirdDuo.

    Any questions may be directed to GoldenBirdDuo@gmail.com

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  118. April 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Shiprock and Anchor Dog Musical Performance
    Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30am
    A FREE live performance at
    The Common School 521 South Pleasant St, Amherst, MA
    A musical performance about two dog best friends who travel together across enchanted landscapes. Come enjoy some fantastic family friendly music and learn more about our Summerfun Shiprock and Anchor Dog camp for ages 8-12.

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  119. beverlys413 said,

    April 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    April 15th, Slate Memorial Library in Gill Center Egg Decorating!

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  120. beverlys413 said,

    April 13, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Egg Decorating! Slate Memorial Library in the center of Gill.11am! Many fun methods to try! Free, and materials provided! All ages!

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  121. Christina said,

    April 13, 2017 at 6:15 am

    Bim Bam: Bilingual Music and Movement with Tom and Laurie

    Friday, April 21 at 10 am
    Full Circle School (21 Paramenter Rd., Bernardston)

    This highly interactive bilingual Spanish/English program will engage the whole family with dancing, puppets, instruments, and call and response songs. Come sing along with Laurie Davidson of Mucho Gusto and musician Tom Carroll!

    Sponsored by the Bernardston Local Cultural Council and Full Circle School, this event is free and open to the public!

    For more questions, contact John Friends or Heather Leeds at Full Circle School:
    fullcircleschool1973@gmail.com; 413-648-9468; http://www.fullcircleschool.org

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