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  1. August 28, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Saturday Night Liv

    Friday September 16th, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Saturday September 17th, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Comedienne and singer/songwriter Liv Cummins brings her old-fashioned-variety-show with-a-twist to The Spectrum Playhouse! Sketch comedy featuring the Really Convincing Players will perform, along with musical performances by Cummins and area songwriters Sandy McKnight and Alan Monasch, along with “a few surprises,” promises Cummins. Call for advance tickets!

    $20 general admission, $10 Senior/Student price, or Family 4-pack at $30 (in advance only)

    Spectrum Playhouse
    20 Franklin Street, Lee MA
    413-394-5023

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  2. Nancy Madru said,

    August 24, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Nurture the Mother Workshop and Retreat
    September 21, 2016 – 8:30-3 p.m.
    Montague Retreat Center; Montague MA
    $47 if registered by 9/15; $55 after 9/15

    “Rebuild, Replenish, Recover: Optimizing Your Health after Birth” Speakers are local professionals with expertise in women’s health and the postpartum time, including a physical therapist, acupuncturist, Maya abdominal therapist, nutritionist, herbalist and psychotherapist.

    This workshop is for women who are pregnant, contemplating pregnancy, postpartum (even years after a birth) and professionals who work with women in the childbearing year, including doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, nutritionists, and therapists.

    Childcare provided. Babes in arms are welcome.

    For more information and to register: http://nancymadru.com/resources/workshops
    nancymadru@gmail.com
    413-977-8037

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  3. richvaden said,

    August 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    More Improv, More Better Jam & Showcase Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games lead by Happier Valley Comedy friends. Plus a showcase set featuring an up-and-coming improv team. Saturday September 10th. Arts Block (289 Main St., Greenfield) at 10-11pm. (Directly following the Happier Valley Comedy Show.) Free show (one drink minimum.) For more info http://www.happiervalley.com or info@happiervalley.com.
     
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1637441879917866/

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  4. richvaden said,

    August 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

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

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1809652359317276/

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2596312

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  5. richvaden said,

    August 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Happier Valley Comedy Show Monthly comedy show featuring improv comedians The Ha-Ha’s & Friends performing “The Fourth Wall“ where the audience becomes a character in the scene, plus special guests Julie Waggoner and Jenny Drescher. Saturday September 10th. Arts Block (289 Main St., Greenfield) at 8:00pm. (Doors open at 7pm.) Tickets $13 at the door and in advance online at www.theartsblock.com. For ticket information, call 413-774-0150, for show info email info@happiervalley.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1573466969623713/

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  6. Ed Kaler said,

    August 22, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Arcadia Family Bird Club
    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton

    Instructor: Laura Tate-Beltran – Educator

    Audience: Adult/Child (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)

    Members: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
    Nonmembers: Adult $50.00, Child $50.00

    Join the sanctuary’s Family Bird Club to learn basic identification of common birds, go on field trips to different locations to try new birding skills, and learn how to record and gather data as citizen scientists.
    Class dates and times:
    • Sat, Sep 17, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Sat, Oct 15, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Sun, Dec 18, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Instructions and Directions:
    Full itinerary will be sent upon registration
    Registration is required.
    Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.

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  7. August 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Pregnant? You are invited to a Baby Care Workshop. Get a FREE Baby Box (full of baby items valued at over $100) For women in their last trimester of pregnancy and/or their partner. On September 13th 6:00-8:00 pm, Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State St. North Adams
    The Baby Box is a starter kit for the baby’s first year of life. It includes some clothing, a baby blanket, diapers, and other newborn necessities and the box itself has a mattress that serves as baby’s first bed for up to eight months.
    Registration is required. Call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 soon to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Priority will be given to 1st time parents. Baby Boxes are being supplied by Berkshire Baby Box.

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  8. August 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    The Family Center invites all families who have a child who is attending Kindergarten In the FALL to a special “Kick off to Kindergarten” Event
    Ice Cream Social and School Bus Ride! August 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Colegrove Park Elementary School Playground, 24 Church Street, North Adams
    Come Celebrate with us!
    *Make an Ice Cream Sundae*Ride a school bus *Meet and talk with Colegrove Park’s principal *Learn more about what to expect in Kindergarten *Meet new friends and more!
    Call The Family Center at 664-4821 to let us know you can attend.

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  9. August 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    FREE Diaper Distribution. According to whattoexpect.com, babies need approximately 2500 diapers in the first year. When caregivers use disposable diapers, this costs at least $600 a year. The Family Center recognizes that diapers are expensive, so we have teamed up with Berkshire Community Diaper Project to help! If you are in need of diapers, please come to the Family Center at 210 State Street, North Adams, on Friday August 26th from 10:00 to 11:00 to pick up a pack of 10 diapers. No need to register, just stop by

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  10. August 19, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Families First: Karaoke Contest

    Saturday September 3rd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join us at the Spectrum Playhouse to show off your star quality! Sing to your favorite tunes and winners will be awarded a prize! Be there early at 10:45 am to sign up.

    Free admission with a $5 suggested donation.

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  11. August 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm

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

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  12. August 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Registration is now open for the Hilltown Family Center’s free School Readiness Program for families with 3-5 five year old children. The School Readiness Program was initiated in keeping with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s commitment to school readiness for all children. We use the Early Childhood Program Standards and Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework in development of our curriculum. Our program meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 beginning September 13th. We follow the Gateway Regional School District calendar with a few exceptions. For more information or to register, please contact Susan LeBarron, Family Center Coordinator, or Kim Savery Community Program Director at 413-667-2203 or slebarrron@hchcweb.org.

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  13. August 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Baby Steps-New session beginning on September 8th

    This is a free group for families with Infants taking place Thursdays from 10am-11:30am at the Hilltown Family Center, 9 Russell Rd, Huntington, MA. For more information, call Kim Savery at 413-667-2203 x310 or email at ksavery@hchcweb.org.

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  14. August 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Registration is now open for the Hilltown Family Center’s School Readiness Program for families with three to five year old children. The School Readiness Program was initiated in keeping with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s commitment to school readiness for all children. We use the Early Childhood Program Standards and Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences that are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework in development of our curriculum. Our program meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 beginning on September 13th. We follow the Gateway Regional School District calendar with a few exceptions. For more information or to register, please contact Susan LeBarron, Family Center Coordinator, or Kim Savery Community Program Director at 413-667-2203 or slebarrron@hchcweb.org. More information can be found on our web site as well, https://www.hchcweb.org/connect-to-services/service-we-offer/community-programs/parent-family-supports/

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  15. Debbie Weyl said,

    August 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Join in a FREE sample class with Music Together® for Valley Families through September 15, 2016. See for yourself what this internationally recognized parent/child music and movement program is all about at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in So. Hadley (9/9), The Sunderland Library (9/10) and Amherst South Congregational Church( 9/15).

    Call (413) 259-9400 or view http://www.valleymusicgroup.com for more information. Please call for class times and to reserve a space.

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  16. August 13, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Presents: Saturday August 20th 9am-1pm Highland “Ghost-Town” Berry Foraging Trek at the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center & the Notchview Smithers Woodland Preserve, Windsor, MA. See cellar holes, stone wells, “witness trees”, wild edible plants and trees concluding with high bush blueberry foraging. 3-4 mile one- way moderate hike with van ride back. Email: aimee@gaiaroots.com to register and for directions. $10 fee per person. “Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship” http://www.tamarackhollow.com & http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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  17. August 12, 2016 at 2:50 am

    The Hilltown Community Center will be be at the Cummington Fair in Cummington, MA from Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th. Stop by our booth and let us answer your health insurance questions. Hope to see you there!!

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  18. August 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Outdoor Play with Tinkergarten!
    Please join us for FREE Tinkergarten (www.tinkergarten.com) outdoor play classes for families with young children. Tinkergarten aims to bring back the most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker and explore outside. The curriculum is designed to help preschoolers and younger children problem-solve, lead, and create. Think about it as engaging, memorable, play-based learning, all outdoors for families, preschoolers, homeschoolers and more!
    • Age Range: Targeted for children ages 2 – 5 years (older/younger siblings welcome)
    • When: Friday, August 26, 10 a.m., Nonotuck Park, Easthampton and Sunday, August 28, 10 a.m., Lander Grinspoon Academy, Northampton
    • Where: Nonotuck Park, Easthampton and Lander Grinspoon Academy, Northampton
    • How: Register by visiting Tinkergarten.com/classes or e-mailing natureinvestigations@gmail.com
    • $: Free
    More info: http://www.Tinkergarten.com/classes

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  19. Lou Kendrick said,

    August 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    WAX Launch Party with author Gina Damico!
    Friday, August 19th at 6:30 PM
    The Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley
    FREE – although we’d love it if you buy the book.

    We’re celebrating the release of local author Gina Damico’s new book, Wax. Join us at the Odyssey Bookshop/the Grosholtz Candle Factory for the BiScentennial Celebration.

    From the back cover:
    Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.
    With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that’s taking hold of their town before it’s too late?

    Join us for tea, a drink with jam and bread, and other Austrian delights while we chat with author Gina Damico (Hellhole, Croak trilogy) about her newest YA novel. Join in a guess-that-scent candle contest (with prizes!), and try your hand at sculpting a Hollow One wax humanoid. Don’t worry, yours won’t come to life and impersonate your loved ones—probably.

    The event is designed for ages 12 and up, as the book is a YA novel. And no, we don’t judge grown-up YA lovers :)

    http://www.odysseybks.com/event/launch-party-gina-damicos-wax

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  20. August 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Oldtone Roots Music Festival
    Traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national & regional acts on our main, dance, & workshop stages.
    When: Thursday, Sept 8, 2016 1pm to Sunday, Sept 11, approx 4pm, 2016.
    Cost: Camping or Day tickets available from $10-$100
    Where: Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 Co. Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY 12529
    Website: http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com/

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  21. Gina said,

    August 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Mahaiwe Presents Free Fun Friday on August 12

    Great Barrington, Mass.— Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present Free Fun Friday, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, on Friday, August 12 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. “We are eagerly looking forward to celebrating our fourth Free Fun Friday with the community! Music, Mary Poppins, and kids activities will take place all over the Mahaiwe all day for a rousing day of fun,” said Mahaiwe Executive Director Beryl Jolly.”

    Beloved Berkshire entertainer David Grover and Grover’s Gang will celebrate family favorite songs with a concert at 10:00am. Grover, former lead guitarist for Arlo Guthrie, uses his songs to teach children about the important things in life, such as holidays with family, planet preservation, and respecting one another.

    At 1:00pm, the Mahaiwe will screen Mary Poppins (1964). Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke star in this family classic film, which blends magic, music, animation, and live action in a feel-good spectacle for all. Free Fun Friday audience members will be encouraged to sing along to the irresistible soundtrack, including songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”

    In addition, there will be face painting, chalk painting, and arts and crafts in the theater, as well some pop-up surprises throughout the day.

    Admission is free to all Free Fun Friday activities. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. For more information, see http://www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.

    About the Mahaiwe
    Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,000 events and welcomed almost half a million people through its doors. The Mahaiwe has now welcomed over 15,000 students from 55 different schools for its school-time performances and residencies.

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  22. richvaden said,

    August 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    This month, The Ha-Ha’s are joined by our special local friends GerryNuggeT, a two-person improv group featuring Mosie McNally and Kristina Smarz.
    The Ha-Ha’s will perform “The Armando” with a special guest storyteller, Jay Sefton, who will inspire a series of wacky improvised scenes!

    About our monologist:
    JAY SEFTON is the writer/performer of The Most Mediocre Story Never Told!, for which he was the recipient of the LA WEEKLY award for best solo performance 2008. He lives in Hadley with his wife and three cats. He is a recent graduate of Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences with a master’s degree in psychology.

    Saturday, Aug. 13th at 8pm – doors open at 7
    Arts Block Cafe
    289 Main St., Greenfield, MA
    Tickets available online and at the door: $13
    http://www.theartsblock.com/calendar/the-arts-block/the-happier-valley-comedy-show-with-the-ha-ha-s-armando
    (Click the ticket link and scroll to the bottom of the page to choose single or multiple tickets.)

    Audiences can look forward to a full evening of comic entertainment rated PG-13 in this handicapped-accessible space. For more information about The Happier Valley Comedy Show, visit the show website at http://www.happiervalley.com.

    (Please note: There will be no after-show/jam in August. But it will be back in September!)

    All-new shows every month!
    The Happier Valley Comedy Show are
    on the SECOND SATURDAY of every month
    8:00 – 10:00pm
    at the beautiful, first floor Arts Block

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  23. richvaden said,

    August 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Introducing our ALL NEW Show…
    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show!

    Funny for the whole family (and perfect for kids 5-12 and their adults)! Get your family-friendly funnies in this totally interactive, high energy improv comedy show on the third Saturday of every month.

    Our next show is coming up!
    Saturday, August 20th
    4-5 pm (doors open at 3:45)
    The Community Room of the Eastworks building (116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton)
    Tickets at the door: $5 Kids, $10 Adults, $30 Immediate Family Max. **Payments by cash or check only**

    For more info on the show click here:
    http://www.happiervalley.com

    Answers to your FAQs:
    IS THIS SHOW FAMILY FRIENDLY? Um, yeah! By its very definition and design. This show is rated G. We think it’s most appropriate for kids 5-12, but everyone is welcome.

    WHAT MAKES A FAMILY? Love makes a family. You don’t need to be related to come to the family show. You don’t even need to be a kid!

    WHAT IS THE FAMILY MAX TICKET THING? It’s our immediate family discount. So you pay only $30 max for an immediate family circle. But our tickets are super reasonable anyway: Kids are only $5. Their adults are $10.

    Any more questions? Email info@happiervalley.com or post them below!

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  24. homeshuling said,

    July 31, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Shabbat Shabloom on Abundance Farm. August 5 at 10 am. Celebrate Jewish culture at a “Shabbat Shabloom” gathering! Fridays until late August, at Abundance Farm, families will gather for music. Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer lead a musical celebration especially for young children, encouraging participation and movement. Families are invited to tour the farm, sample what is in season, and take home flowers. 253 Prospect Street. Northampton, MA. (DONATION)

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  25. July 28, 2016 at 6:55 am

    99th HEATH FAIR:

    “AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN CLOSE TO HOME WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE”

    The 99th Heath Fair will take place August 19th, 20th, and 21st, at the Fairgrounds on Colrain Stage Road in Heath, Mass.

    Fun for Kids: The animal barns and a petting farm are open throughout the fair. On Sunday afternoon, kids’ games are led by local parents, with classic games like “tug of war”, “three-legged races” and a hay bale maze.

    General Admission is $8, Seniors $6, Kids 9 and under are free.

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

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    Friday night: Fireworks, square dancing, ham and bean supper, tractor pull and live music.

    Saturday: Horse pull, truck pull, dog herding demonstration, live music, classic midway full of local arts & crafts, vendors, food stands, Heath Fire Dept BBQ and our 6th Nationally Sanctioned Dairy Goat Show.

    Sunday: Blueberry pancake breakfast, Heath Fire Dept BBQ, oxen pull, live music, the Heath Fair Parade and a classic car display.

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  26. July 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Infused With Passion

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

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

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

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  27. July 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    LOCAL HISTORY/VOLUNTEERING FOR TEENS

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

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

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

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

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  28. June 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Fun volunteer opportunity for local history & literature lovers!

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

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

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

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

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  29. Berkshire Choral said,

    June 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Berkshire Choral International

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

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

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

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

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  30. Westhampton Public Library said,

    June 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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

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

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

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  31. Grace said,

    June 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

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

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

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

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

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  32. Naomi Pusch said,

    May 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

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

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  33. May 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

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

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

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

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