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  1. Katie Carr said,

    December 8, 2017 at 11:49 am

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

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

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

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

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  2. December 7, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Multi-Arts will offer a Book-Art workshop. Make the perfect present for the holidays!

    Make your own creative gift for the people you love. Make an accordion book or a flower book. Write a poem, words of love, appreciation, or good wishes. It will be a unique gift that will warm the heart of the receiver.

    For children and adults
    Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 am
    Immanuel Church, 867 North Pleasant St, Amherst

    Suggested Donation $5-10

    Registration needed (to be able to hold the workshop we need at least ten people)
    Please tell us that you are coming – send an email to info@multi-arts.org

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  3. December 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Dec 9, 2017 at 2pm
    Family/Children concert at the Mt Toby Concert Series, Leverett, MA
    Annie Patterson & Peter Blood (Creators of Rise Up Singing)
    & Two of a Kind (David & Jenny Heitler-Klevans)
    Info at https://mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com

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  4. Anne said,

    December 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Forbes Library Penguin Party Info

    Holiday Penguin Party!
    Join us for a Holiday Penguin Party with local author Eric Bennett as he reads his penguin / holiday book Noodles & Albie’s Birthday Surprise.

    Not only will there a fun reading and slideshow, but Eric will also talk about penguins, have a penguin and Noodles & Albie Q&A, plus there will also be a how to draw a penguin class, best waddling competition, and lots of penguin perfect giveaways and treats. Come as you are or come as a penguin for this fun event. Recommended for all penguin lovers ages 4 – 9.

    Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Forbes Library, Community Room, Northampton

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  5. Pat Keith said,

    December 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren- New support group!

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

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

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

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

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  6. December 3, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Glow in the Dark Menorah at Longmeadow Shops

    Come and join the Chanukah fun at the Longmeadow Shops at Bliss Rd in Longmeadow on Sunday, December 17, 2017. This year’s menorah will glow in the dark. Activities begin at 4:00 p.m. and the construction of the menorah at 4:30 p.m. Menorah lighting begins at 5:00 p.m. The program will feature balloon twisting and juggling show after the menorah lighting. Chanukah activities, music, dreidels, hot cocoa, donuts, hot latkes, and hot coffee, sponsored by Starbucks. No reservations are requested and there is no charge to attend. This event is sponsored by Beis Medrash Lubavitch and major funding is provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For more information please call Rabbi Yakov Wolff at 413-348-4978.

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  7. December 3, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Celebrate Chanukah with the Springfield Thunderbirds

    Join LYA and the Thunderbirds on Saturday Night, December 16, 2017 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield for a great night of hockey and Chanukah celebration. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. the Springfield Thunderbirds are playing the Hartford Wolfpack. LYA students will open the game with “G-d Bless America”. There will be a menorah lighting during 1st intermission. Tickets are only $12 (savings of $5) and must be ordered and paid for by Monday, December 11 to receive this discount. To order tickets please contact Rochel Leah Kosofsky at morahk@lya.org or call the school at 413-567-8665.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/728539407340706/

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  8. December 3, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Chanukah Workshop at Lowe’s

    Chabad Hebrew School invites the public to a pre-Chanukah workshop at Lowe’s at 1560 Boston Road in Springfield on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chabad Hebrew School is teaming up with Lowe’s to offer a children’s menorah workshop with a newly designed menorah ahead of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah.

    All participants will have the opportunity to build their very own item to take home. The Menorah Workshop is open to the public and free of charge. There will be an appearance of Judah Macabee. The event will feature lively holiday music and donuts. RSVP and inquiries can be directed to Rabbi Lavy Kosofsky at 413.567.8665 or Lkosofsky@LYA.org. Major funding provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  9. December 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    The students in BART Charter Public School’s “Production and Performance” class will be performing William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth
    Night.” Filled with music, mistaken identities, tangled letters of love, and gender-bending hijinks, “Twelfth Night” follows the romantic misadventures of Orsino who loves Olivia who loves Cesario who loves Orsino, and Malvolio who also loves Olivia! Performances will
    be Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday December 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (general admission), $5 (students and seniors), or $2 (BART students).

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  10. Lindsay said,

    December 1, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Gingerbread Build December 9, 1-4pm, Eastworks in Easthampton. Gather your team for a fun afternoon of friendly competition. http://www.pvhabitat.org/events/gingerbread-build/.

    Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity hosts the sixth annual Gingerbread Build on Saturday, December 9th from 1-4pm at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton. Gather your friends, families, co-workers for a fun afternoon filled with frosting and friendly competition! Gingerbread and icing will be provided — bring any decorations you want to build your inspired creation to be entered into one of our whimsical prize categories (including Boldest Use of the Color Blue, Dream Home for a Dinosaur, Most Likely to Attract a Sports Fan, Homage to an Architectural Gem, Food and Farm Lovers Paradise and more; go to https://www.pvhabitat.org/events/gingerbread-build/ to see complete list). Register your team of up to four by making a minimum donation of $100. For more information or questions about registration, call 413-586-5430 or email lindsay@pvhabitat.org. Thank you for helping to provide decent, affordable homes for qualified families in the Pioneer Valley.

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  11. Heather Jacques said,

    November 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

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

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

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

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  12. Su Eaton said,

    November 30, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Come Sing, Play and Move with the Snowflake Fairy
    December 16,2017
    10 am-12pm
    Intergenerational
    Su Eaton 617-623-3521,sunsupeace@gmail.com ,www.peaceablevillage.com
    221 Pine st Florence ma in Arts and Industry Building on second floor in Sun Studio
    $5-$15 person non-mobile babies free
    Facilitated by Su Eaton of Peaceable Village
    Su offers an environment for play with music, fantastical dress-ups, props, face paints, community mural, books, softies to curl up with, sing songs and Moove and Groove, structured and unstructured time. I am holding space for those who want to create a cooperative, peaceful, playful, earth kind, power-with, compassionate, intergenerational space for all. An opportunity to be present in non-competitive play that evolves and connect with other human beings
    The Snowflake Fairy offers a Moovin’ and Groovin’ Winter Theme 
    Su Eaton AKA the Snowflake Fairy presents Moovin’ and Groovin’ an interactive concert with a theme of winter.. Children learn reading readiness concepts such as numbers, rhythm, body parts, rhyme, picture identification, following directions, action words; along with self control, science facts about winter, Hibernation and the cycle of water by acting them out which helps children who are kinesthetic learners embody these concepts. 

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  13. Rebecca said,

    November 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Drop N Shop! a Kid Friendly Event!!
    Friday, December 8th & 15th, 2017 from 5:30PM-8:30PM

    Drop N Shop is intended for kids in Grades K-5 and it is three hours of supervised fun! Each night will include pizza, crafts, swimming, a special event and a dessert. If you are interested, Pre-Registration is required for either or both nights.

    Registration forms can be found at the Northampton Parks & Recreation Office or online!

    You can also call us at (413)587-1040 or email us at recreation@northamptonma.gov

    Location: The Aquatic & Family Center at JFK Middle School in Florence!

    Cost: $20 for Residents and $25 for Non-Residents

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  14. November 27, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Generation Zapped Free Movie Screening
    Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6-8pm
    Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, MA
    Movie followed by Q and A; light refreshments served

    GENERATION ZAPPED investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology; it’s effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. From its links to breast and brain cancer, to its associations with increased infertility and genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD, to newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Hypersensitivity.
    This film was born of a personal and deep investigation by Executive Producer Peter Sullivan as to why his two sons growing up in the tech capital of Silicon Valley, California, were manifesting signs of being on the autism spectrum. Peter has funded studies to try and find out why some people are sensitive to low frequency radiation, including his own sons. He teamed with award winning film director Sabine El Gemayel, herself a mother of three teenagers, who is deeply concerned about the impacts of wireless technology on children and young adults.
    Together, Sullivan and El Gemayel have created GENERATION ZAPPED as a social-awareness documentary
    combining personal stories from others directly affected, along with discussions with doctors, health researchers and other experts discovering the mounting scientific evidence. The film shows the public health policy experts who are fighting to revise long outdated policies and safety regulations.
    GENERATION ZAPPED provides hope – by suggesting simple guidelines for how to protect and safeguard ourselves and our families against these potential dangers.

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  15. Ali Diamond said,

    November 23, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Northampton Winter Farmers Market
    November 25th from 9am-2pm
    67 Conz Street at Northampton Senior Center
    Free to the public!

    Northampton Winter Farmers market has moved downtown. Listen to live music and grab a bite to eat!

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  16. Amy Meltzer said,

    November 20, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Hanukkah at The Carle’s Studio
    Sunday, Dec 10 10-11:30 AM
    Carle Museum 125 Bay Rd Amherst
    $10/child

    Get ready for Hanukkah at the coolest art studio in the valley with Lander~Grinspoon Academy!We’ll begin with Hanukkah stories and songs in the museum library, followed by a Hanukkah art project, exploring themes of light and darkness with a variety of materials. Families who wish to visit the museum may stay until noon, please note there is a separate fee for admission to the museum.

    This event is especially geared for children ages 3-5, but all are welcome!

    Because of space limitations you MUST pre-register for this event at landergrinspoon.eventbrite.com . Admission is $10 per child; parents/caregivers do not need to purchase tickets.

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  17. Sue Gilman said,

    November 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Christmas Craft Fair
    Hatfield Congregational Church, 41 Main Street
    Free entry!
    Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 8:30am – 2:00pm

    Christmas décor and crafts, Decorated sleds, Florals, Pies and Bake Sale, Jewelry, Collectibles, Hot Coffee and Lunch! Raffles of gift cards, and of gift baskets! You will find the perfect gifts here!!

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  18. Anne said,

    November 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Local Author Eric Bennett will read one of his books on Saturday, Nov 18 at 1:15pm at Clapp Memorial Library in Belchertown.

    Eric Bennett, who has been selling penguin memorabilia for more than 30 years, is the owner of penguingiftshop.com, where shoppers can find anything from penguin umbrellas to penguin wedding-cake toppers. Illustrated by Liz Bannish, Noodles & Albie: A Penguin Journey is Bennett’s debut picture book—about a penguin named Noodles who gets some valuable advice from a fish named Albie. We chatted with Bennett about the collaboration, the advantages of self-publishing through an already established business, and his plans for a sequel.
    Can you tell us a bit about how the project grew out of your lifelong obsession with penguins?
    It started as a story I would tell my kids at bedtime or in the car when I didn’t have a book available. It was kind of based on my daughter’s early irrational fear of the water, my love for penguins, and my desperation for a story when I forgot to bring one. There was a book I liked as a kid called The Penguin Who Hated the Cold by Barbara Brenner. It’s a very sweet story with fun illustrations. My story was set along that ironic theme, but in this case there was a penguin that was afraid of the water. The line in the story that was meant for my kids, and now I suppose for all kids, is when Noodles finally gets knocked in the water and realizes swimming isn’t that hard. “Of course Noodles could swim, all he had to do was try.”
    So, after years of telling and re-telling, adding on and fine-tuning the story, Rose, my youngest, asked me to read it to her kindergarten class. Of course I said yes, and decided to finally write it down. A week later I read it and the class and teacher loved it.

    Clapp Memorial Library
    19 S. Main Street, Belchertown
    413-323-0417

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  19. Niki Wortis said,

    November 16, 2017 at 6:57 am

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

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

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

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

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  20. Katie Carr said,

    November 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Gorge apres Gorge 5k trial run and family fun walk

    Sunday, November 26th
    9:00 am
    Chesterfield Gorge, Chesterfield

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for the 13th annual Gorge aprés Gorge! The best little run in the Hilltowns: 5k trail run and family fun walk. Handmade hats as prizes, lots of families, just plain awesome. Preregister now at https://www.runreg.com/gorge-apres-gorge

    Prizes for overall and age group winners. Timed race with unique top finisher awards (knitted & crocheted hats!). All finishers receive a cookie medal.

    TRAIL DESCRIPTION: A well-marked course, the dirt fireroad is a slightly hilly out and back along the Wild and Scenic Westfield River, starting at the Chesterfield Gorge. Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea ready and waiting at the finish line. Please bring some treats to share for the potluck!

    BENEFITS: For the third year, Hilltown Land Trust is co-sponsoring the event! The proceeds will go to Hilltown Land Trust and the Zephyr Rapinchuk Memorial Fund. Come celebrate the love of life and running: seize the day!

    FREE FAMILY FUN WALK: Please preregister to help us plan the FREE WALK. After the run, join us for the 13th annual FREE family fun walk/run at 11am. All are welcome. More hot chocolate, coffee, tea for all. Also, please bring a treat to share for the potluck afterwards!

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  21. November 14, 2017 at 9:27 am

    A Thankful Evening Storytime. Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Adams Library, 74 Church Street, North Adam. Join the Family Center and the Children’s Librarian. We will read stories about being thankful. We will also enjoy a seasonal art activity, special snack and a stuff the turkey game! Ideal for children 18 months to 5 years old, siblings welcome. This is a FREE, drop in event. Call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 or NAPL 413-662-3133, ext. 14 for more information.

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  22. Adam Cohen said,

    November 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    FALL FAMILY GATHERING
    Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley

    Sunday, November 19, 10am-noon
    Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton

    The IPV Parent Group is pleased to offer a Fall Family Gathering at our meditation center. Families will gather together for a program facilitated by members of the parent group. Child care and snacks will be provided.

    We will do mindfulness exercises as a full group, then Insight PV will provide childcare in the event space across from Riff’s, where kids can work on an art project, as well as just play and be together. Parents will sit by themselves during this time followed by a discussion on the theme of “Friendship”. Then children will rejoin their parents in the meditation space for music, sharing, and snacks.

    If you would like to join us, please email Sarah at mrhandsomelady@gmail.com and say how many children and adults will attend. Suggested donation is $8-20 for Insight PV. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Our space is handicapped-accessible and fragrance free. Learn more about us at http://insightpv.org/

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  23. November 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    Bake sale and snack table to benefit the PTO!

    And much, much, more!!

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  24. November 7, 2017 at 3:32 pm

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

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

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

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

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  25. Michelle McGrath said,

    November 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Breakfast with Santa!

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

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

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

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  26. Amy LeFebvre said,

    November 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    A Beautiful World Opening Reception

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

    Cost: Free

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

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  27. November 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm

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

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

    Teresa’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall

    315 Palmer Road

    Ware, Massachusetts 01082

    For Tickets & Reservations: 413.967.7601

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

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

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

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

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

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

    6:00 pm Dinner

    7:00 pm Show

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

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  28. November 2, 2017 at 8:09 pm

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

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  29. October 31, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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  30. October 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm

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

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

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

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

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  31. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

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

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  32. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 29, 2017 at 2:20 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. Anne said,

    October 29, 2017 at 9:14 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  34. Anne said,

    October 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm

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

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

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

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  35. Ruth Calaycay said,

    October 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

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

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  36. Anne said,

    October 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

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

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

    Jeannette Tibbetts
    Earthwork Programs
    413-340-1161

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

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

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  37. Anne said,

    October 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. October 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. October 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm

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

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

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

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

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  40. October 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

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

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  41. Samantha Levreault said,

    October 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. Janet Lynch said,

    October 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

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

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

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  43. October 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm

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

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

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

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

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  44. Anne said,

    October 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Homeschool Ice Skating Most FRIDAYS

    Mullins Center, UMASS-Amherst

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

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

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

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  45. Heather Jacques said,

    October 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

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

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  46. JFS said,

    October 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

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

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  47. Martha Cohen said,

    October 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm

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

    Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am

    Belding Memorial Library
    344 Main St Ashfield MA

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

    Free Performance sponsored by the Friends of the Belding Library

    More info: 413-628-4414 beldingmemoriallibrary.org

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  48. October 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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  49. October 15, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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

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  50. Amy Meltzer said,

    October 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

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

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  51. October 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

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

    Peter Crowley, geology professor notes,

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

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

    Question: Fred Venne (413)542-5054

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  52. Kat Pangborn said,

    October 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

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

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

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  53. Ruth E Calaycay said,

    October 10, 2017 at 11:02 am

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

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  54. October 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm

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

    Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

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

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

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

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  55. October 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

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

    Forbes Library
    20 West Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

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

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

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

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

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

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  56. October 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

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

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

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

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

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  57. needinc said,

    October 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

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

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  58. Westhampton Public Library said,

    October 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

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

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

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

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  59. Sarah Marcus said,

    October 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Camp Sampler: This morning workshop is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience a taste of Valley Performance Playground’s vacation and summer camps. We will play theater and improvisation games, explore movement, singing, and rhythm, and have lots of fun!

    PLACE: Northampton Center for the Arts, Downstairs, 33 Hawley St, TIME: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10-11:30am
    AGES: Families with children who will be 5-12-yrs old Summer 2018 COST: $10 per family

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  60. October 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Gorse Children’s Center Fall Festival, Friday, October 13th, 5:30-7:00 PM. Children’s activities, entertainment, music, dance, refreshments. Free and open to the public. 27 Morgan Street, South Hadley, MA 413-533-9819.

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  61. October 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Monthly Movie Night Presents:
    Seven Years in Tibet starring Brad Pitt
    at the Tsegyalgar Schoolhouse, 18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA

    This event is sponsored by the Shang Shung Institute and IDC at Tsegyalgar East.
    Thursday October 12 at 7:00pm
    FREE to the Public
    Delicious Concession Stand – Donations Welcome.

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  62. Katie Carr said,

    September 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Art Opening: Mushroom Spore Prints by Madge Evers

    October 7th, 4-6 pm
    Bullitt Reservation
    332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield

    Near to the Ashfield Fall Festival!

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for the opening of an exhibit of local artist Madge Evers’ mushroom spore prints at the Bullitt Reservation! Spore printing is the technique of taking the millions of tiny spores that fall from mushroom caps and using them to create a print. Madge’s work originates with her passion for the garden and growing things. Employing a process rooted in farm and garden practices, she cultivates mushrooms which provide her with a renewable source of spore “ink.” When not making spore prints, Madge can be found teaching high school English or somewhere in the garden.

    The artist is generously donating 30% of the sale of any piece in the show to Hilltown Land Trust. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information, visit https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/art-opening-mushroom-spore-prints-by-madge-evers

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  63. Katie Carr said,

    September 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Mushroom Spore Printing Workshop

    October 7th, 9-11 am
    Bullitt Reservation
    332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for a Mushroom Spore Printing Workshop with local artist Madge Evers. Spore printing is the technique of taking the millions of tiny spores that fall from mushroom caps and using them to create a print. This technique is also helpful in identifying mushrooms, as mushrooms have different color spores.

    In this workshop, participants will have the chance to harvest wild mushrooms and use them to learn the techniques of spore printing by trying their hand at making a print or two. Note that spore prints can take up to 24 hours to fully process, so participants will need to show up later to pick up their prints.

    Preregistration is required for this workshop as space is limited. Please send an email to hltoutreachthetrusteesorg or call 413-628-4485 ext 4 and provide your name, your email address, your phone number, and the above information for any additional attendees.

    $10 / $5 for HLT or The Trustees members

    For more information, visit https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/mushroom-spore-printing-workshop-with-madge-evers

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  64. September 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Laurel Park Arts presents Chautauqua 2017: A Celebration of Trees

    Friday October 13, 2017: 7:00 – 8:30pm
    Saturday October 14, 2017: 10:00am – 5:00pm

    Historic Laurel Park
    2 Laurel Park, Northampton, MA 01060

    Events are all-ages, family-friendly, and FREE to attend. Saturday Lunch is offered for a modest fee; children eat for free.

    LPA’s Chautauqua 2017 opens Friday evening at 7 pm with stories and poems about trees at Laurel Park’s stone Friendship Fireplace. The makings for s’mores will be provided! Laurel Park residents, author Ernie Brill and actress Joanna Rush, will offer tree-themed readings, and all are invited to participate. Sabrina Hamilton, Amherst Ko Festival Artistic Director, will facilitate. If you are interested in reading/performing, please email Sabrina@kofest.com by October 3rd.

    Saturday features a full day of family- and kid-friendly activities including live music, tree-inspired movement activities and art exhibits, talks, heirloom apple tastings, and much more.

    Maps, program details, and parking will be provided. For the complete schedule of events, please visit Laurel Park Arts online or on Facebook.

    Laurel Park Arts (LPA) is the cultural initiative of the Laurel Park Association, a non-profit organization continuing the tradition of Chautauqua since 1872, offering artistic, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs to residents of Northampton and Western Massachusetts in the historic buildings and grounds of Laurel Park.

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  65. Amy LeFebvre said,

    September 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Real and Surreal Opening Reception

    October 13th, 2017
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Good Purpose Gallery is thrilled to present Real and Surreal – an exciting juxtaposition of the very different art styles of JD Logan and Dorothy Sabean. The exhibition runs from October 4th through November 13th and the opening reception is on Friday, October 13th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

    Free event
    40 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238
    goodpurpose.org
    413-394-5045

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  66. September 28, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Windsor Historical Commission’s Annual Fundraiser Event
    Support the Preservation of Windsor’s Cultural History
    PIE SALE, CRAFT FAIR & HARVEST FESTIVAL
    Windsor Historical Museum ~ Route 9, Windsor
    Sunday October 1st 11am – 3pm
    Museum Exhibits OPEN + docent led tours, Delicious Homemade Pies, Baked Goods, Syrup and Jams, Craft Sale with Tamarack Hollow Trading, Windsor Mountain Crafters (Windsor Congregational Church Craft/Tag Sale) & the Windsor Library Book Sale, Information from Alpine Solar,Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural, Center, Notchview/the Trustees & Friends of Windsor
    ~Community Farmers Market & Food Windsor grown produce,
    flowers, pies, breads, jams & chili, hotdogs/hamburgers & corn on the cob, Lively Latin music w/ Trio Candela 12-1:30pm*thanks to the Windsor Cultural Council!, Windsor Organizations & Business info, Follow us on facebook/windsorhistoricalcommission, Pie & Baked goods donations accepted day of sale! For more info and vendor inquiries visit us on Facebook!
    THANK YOU to our sponsors:Windsor Cultural Council & FOW

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  67. September 26, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Announcing: Chautauqua 2017 – A Festival of Trees
    In Historic, Wooded Laurel Park, Rte. 5, Northampton, MA
    Free Admission
    Suitable for children and adults

    Friday, October 13, 7 pm

    Tree Stories and Poetry by the Fire, facilitated by Sabrina Hamilton (Ko Festival Director) featuring author Ernie Brill, actress Joanna Rush and you, with s’mores at the Laurel Park Friendship Fireplace. To put yourself on the list, email Sabrina@kofest.com by October 3.

    Saturday, October 14

    10 “Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: A walk in the woods with Laurie Sanders” (Naturalist and co-director of Historic Northampton). Meet at Normal Hall

    11 “Our Local Forests: Conservation, Preservation and Forest Health” panel discussion with Bob Zimmermann (president of Broad Brook Coalition), Mark Wamsley (Land Conservation Manager, Kestrel Land Trust) and Ken Gooch (Forest Health Program Director, Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation) , moderated by Judson Brown

    11-12 “From Seed to Forest”, movement and other activities for children, led by Duncan Dancer Laura Pravitz

    12 “Hearts, Minds, Materials” Exhibition opening with live music
    Prints and sculpture by Carolyn Webb, Photographs by Leslie Starobin, Collages by Peter Dellert

    12:30 LUNCH
    Hearty soup, bread and apple pie!

    1:15 “From Seed to Forest” Part 2, activities for children led by Duncan dancer Laura Pravitz

    2 pm “The Art of Seeing Figures in Wood”, presentation by wood sculptor and naturalist Holland Hoagland

    2:30 “Our Culinary Forests: The Eternal Struggle to Tame the Wild Apple Tree” Presentation by Russell Steven Powell, author, Apples of New England, and Bar Lois Weeks, Executive Director, New England Apple Association, with heirloom apple tastings.

    4 pm Open studio in Parker Memorial Chapel with paintings by Russell Powell, refreshments

    Check laurelparkarts.org for schedule details and updates

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  68. September 26, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Flight Night! Fright Night Edition
    Friday October 27
    6-8pm
    Ages 7 and up

    Looking for a thrill this fall? How about Friday Night Flying with the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro! Ages 7 and up, only ten bucks per fly, three for $20! Plus enter our raffle to win a free flying class. Whether you’ve done it before or this is your first time, we promise a night of great family friendly fun regardless of the weather!

    Learn more about our circus classes, workshops, camps and professional program at http://www.necenterforcircusarts.org Questions? Email us at info@necenterforcircusarts.org or call 802-254-9780

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

    $10 per swing or $20 for 3

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  69. September 25, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Davenport Child Care of Chesterfield, along with the West Cummington Congregational Church, will be having our third annual Therese’s Trek Bike Tour and Family BBQ. This year’s Trek will be in conjunction with Keyes Perennial Farm’s Harvest fair at Keyes Perennial Farm at 495 Berkshire trail in Cummington. There will be 10 mile, 30 mile and metric centennial rides with riders starting at 8:00 AM. Riders can leave any time as long as they can complete the route by 2:00. Events for families start at 10:00. We will have The Games Man, children’s rides, live music and a pig from Hilltown Grazers prepared by Rick Pytko. Proceeds from this event will help to establish a tuition assistance account for Davenport Child Care, our playground development, and the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund at the West Cummington Congregational Church.

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  70. September 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Western Mass Sukkahfest – Shake it Up

    The Western Mass Sukkahfest is coming and it is an event not to be missed. The Sukkahfest will take place on Sun., Oct. 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the fields at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson Street in Springfield. All are welcome, rain or shine! No RSVP necessary. Show up and shake it up!

    The Western Mass Sukkahfest will include a variety of sukkot activities that are geared for people of all ages. The two day festival is packed with an engaging program. Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the festival. Sunday’s entertainment includes a puppet show with Jonathon Keezing at 11:00 a.m. in the big tent. The JCC zip line will be open from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Let your yoga dance with Lisa Katz at 4:00 p.m. and a concert by the Jewish bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain at 7:00 p.m. Monday’s entertainment will include yoga with Lisa Katz at 10:00 a.m. Get ready to move with Hebrew Rhythmics with Lilia Luzhanskiy at 11:00 a.m. and end the day with a community Kumzitz with Rabbi James Greene and Aharon Skoglund at 5:00 p.m.

    On both days there will be ongoing crafts for children, adult learning by six area local adult educator. A special PJ Library sukkah will be set up with crafts and readings by State Senator Eric Lesser and local PJ authors. The fun continues with a bounce house, tie die shirt decorating and much more.

    Stop by for gourmet kosher food that will be available for purchase on both days. The Sukkahfest is proud to offer Israeli falafel by Catering by Meital vegetable wraps from Yosi Kosher Catering, sushi from the Crown Market. On Sunday only barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches will be available from the Crown Market. Herrell’s of Northampton will be selling ice cream on Monday. Schmaltz beer and kosher wine will be sold on Sunday.

    There is no charge for the sukkahfest. For more information about the Sukkahfest, its complete schedule or to get involved please contact Michelle Anfang at 413-567-7840 and log onto http://www.wmsukkahfest.org to view the ever expanding schedule for the Sukkahfest.

    The Western Mass Sukkahfest is a joint project of the following area agencies: Congregation B’nai Torah, Congregation Rodphey Shalom, Congregation Sons of Zion, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Heritage Academy, Hebrew High School of New England, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, JGS Lifecare, Lander-Grinspoon Academy, Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy, PJ Library, Rachel’s Table, Sinai Temple, Springfield JCC, Temple Beth El and the Wexner Heritage Foundation-NE14.

    We are looking forward to Shaking Up Western Mass with you!

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  71. September 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Celebrate the holiday of Sukkot on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) at the annual Pizza in LYA’s Hut. Sukkot is the festival of booths that is celebrated by eating outside in a temporary hut.
    The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 1148 Converse Street in Longmeadow. A pizza, soup and salad supper will be served in the LYA Sukkah. Following dinner there will be a Sukkot Carnival. At 6:30 p.m. the festivities will include live music and juggling outside the building.
    Cost to attend is $5.00 a child, $8.00 an adult and a family rate of $32. RSVP to the school at 567-8665 or info@lya.org. Reservations are requested but not required. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds of the dinner will benefit LYA Israel Experience 2019.
    Don’t miss this well attended holiday event. There is no charge for the Sukkot activities and this portion of the program is funded through a major grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  72. September 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    The 8th ANNUAL BERKSHIRE DRUM & DANCE FEST to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 13th 2017 at 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
    At the Berkshire Community College Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA
    The fest is a community experience to gather and celebrate the spirit of folkloric and contemporary drumming and dancing. The 2017 theme is “Honoring Women in Drum and Dance”. The fest features over 75 drum and dance artists in short performance segments from the Berkshires and beyond featuring: Puertominicana (Puerto Rico meets the Dominican Republic), Amanda Turk w/ Lisa Newell & Aimee Gelinas (Middle Eastern Frame/Doumbek drums + Handpan Drum), Berkshire Pulse Drummers and Dancers w/ Kim Waterman & Aimee Gelinas (West African Doun Doun + Haitian drum/dance), Youth Alive Step & Drum Team (Step Dance/Percussion), Berkshire & Valley Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas (Bucket fusion and funk), Serenity Circles (hoop dance), members of Gaia Roots & guests (West African & Caribbean), Sifer featuring Aimee Gelinas, Daniel Cohen, Harold Crews w/ special guests Tommy Brown and Chris Hairston (Rock), Satya & Chupungu Mbira (South Africa/Zimbabwe) and the OffBeat Womyn’s Drumming Ensemble (African inspired rhythms). Proceeds will benefit the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s year round environmental education for all ages, the “Raise the Roof” fund to build a sustainable nature and cultural education center and to continue to conserve 32 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor, MA for future generations. Tamarack Hollow is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to “Inspire environmental and cultural awareness, appreciation and stewardship”. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info. Doors open at 6pm for the world marketplace, silent auction, nature info displays and at 6:30pm there will be a showing of the Tamarack Hollow video in the theater. Show starts at 7pm. $10-20+ suggested donations at the door or make a donation on the website: http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org
    Email Director Aimee Gelinas at aimee@gaiaroots.com for fest info, to volunteer or to sponsor the fest. More info and RSVP on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/119512138661561/

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  73. Katie Carr said,

    September 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hilltowns Hiking Series – Two Bridges trail

    Weds, Sept 27th
    10:00 am

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for a hike in our new hiking series at the Two Bridges trail in Ashfield. We will meet at the Bullitt Reservation and hike out and back along the trail.

    The Two Bridges trail connects The Trustees property the Bullitt Reservation to their Chapel Brook property. The trail is a little over 2 miles long, so the entire hike will be approximately 4.5 miles. The trail leads through the woods, over two bridges that cross the lovely Chapel Brook, and alongside Chapel Falls. Bathroom facilities are available at the Bullitt Reservation.

    This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by sending an email to hltoutreachthetrusteesorg or call 413-628-4485 ext 4.

    If you would like to be added to the Hiking Series email list, send an email to Katie at the address above to receive regular updates. Some hikes will have educational components, some will be themed, and some will just be regular group hikes. Come meet your neighbors, get some exercise, and explore a new trail or revisit a familiar one!

    Click this link for more information and directions: https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/hilltown-hiking-series-two-bridges-trail

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  74. Katie Carr said,

    September 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hilltowns Hiking Series – Bradley property

    Saturday, Sept 23rd
    10:00 am

    Join Hilltown Land Trust for the first hike in our new hiking series at the Bradley property in Williamsburg. We will check out the work that our volunteers did on the trail recently and inspect storm damage from the wind storm earlier this year.

    The Bradley Property is 41 acres of forest parcel of land with a 2 mile network of trails located on Old Goshen Road in Williamsburg. The east side of the property is bounded by Nichols Brook. Note that no bathroom facilities are available at the Bradley property.

    This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by sending an email to hltoutreachthetrusteesorg or call 413-628-4485 ext 4.

    If you would like to be added to the Hiking Series email list, send an email to Katie at the address above to receive regular updates. Some hikes will have educational components, some will be themed, and some will just be regular group hikes. Come meet your neighbors, get some exercise, and explore a new trail or revisit a familiar one!

    Click here for more details and directions: https://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/hilltown-hiking-series-bradley-property

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  75. September 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Park Hill Apple Orchard STORY SLAM, Sunday, Sept. 24, 5:00 pm 82 Park Hill Rd., Easthampton, MA 01027 Free. Audience gets to pick the favorite story.

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  76. Deb Holman said,

    September 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Come to Oak Meadow’s Open House Party!
    Saturday, Oct. 14
    11am to 1pm
    132 Main St./Brooks House
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

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

    FREE and open to anyone who’s interested in learning more about homeschooling, distance learning, children and nature. For more info, visit oakmeadow.com

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  77. September 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Bullet/Visual Journaling
    Ages 15+
    Westhampton Public Library
    September 28, 6:30pm
    Please call 413-527-5386 to register

    Bullet Journaling/Visual Journaling Workshop- September 28 6:30pm- What is Bullet Journaling? Bullet Journaling has been described as an analog system for the digital age. A visually appealing way to organize your life, keep track of lists and appointments, set goals, track habits and record memories in a creative, hand written notebook. Part planner, journal, sketchbook, and notebook; and completely unique to you! If your calendar, to-dos, and lists are on bits of paper stuck in books, post-it notes, and notebooks that you never have with you when you need them, Bullet Journaling may be for you. Slow down and enjoy the calm of creating your week, goals and tasks by hand, in whatever way works best for you! In this workshop we will discuss Bullet Journaling page layouts, learn ideas for organizing yourself, and practice creative hand lettering and basic graphics to make your journal personal and fun for you. Leave with a few pages to get you started and plenty of ideas to keep going on your own. Your journal can serve many purposes and become a great way to keep track of your life and memories without a computer or cell phone. The journal is customizable to fit your life; it can be as simple or as decorative as you want it to be.

    Please call, email, or stop by the library to register. Ages 15+. Feel free to bring your own journal, but it is not required.

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  78. September 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Learn about our new library telescope!
    Thursday, September 21, 7pm
    Westhampton Public Library

    Thursday, September 21 from 7-8pm. This family-friendly PowerPoint presentation will teach you about the new library telescope which you can use to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star hopping. The telescope was funded by the Friends of the Westhampton Public Library and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their library telescope program. Spacey door prizes will be offered for children along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting.

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  79. Toni Manning said,

    September 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    October 20: 3rd Friday Concerts presents Home Body, playing a vivid blend of new wave, industrial and electronic music performed from the gut with wild abandon! These concerts are sponsored by Stone Soup Café and All Souls Church and are family friendly. They start at 7PM, Cost: $15. Location: All Souls Church, 399 Main Street, Greenfield. Tickets are available on line at http://www.stonesoupgreenfield.org or at the door.

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  80. September 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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

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  81. September 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    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 BOOP! Saturday, October 14th at 10pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts in the Arts Trust Building (33 Hawley St., Northampton, downstairs entrance.) Suggested donation: $3-5. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  82. September 19, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    All-new monthly improv comedy show! This month features The Ha-Ha’s and special guest performers North Coast NYC. Saturday, October 14th at 8pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts in the Arts Trust Building (33 Hawley St., Northampton, downstairs entrance). Tickets: $13 at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  83. September 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Girl Scout Info Night
    Thursday, Sept. 28 6:30pm
    Linda Manor Community Room
    345 Haydenville Road, Leeds

    There is power in every G.I.R.L. Unleash it in Girl Scouts.
    Come learn how your Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader can be involved in Girl Scouts. We’ll have information for girls in grades K-12.

    Questions: nonotuckgirlscouts@gmail.com

    Free

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  84. Pamela Smith said,

    September 15, 2017 at 11:08 am

    GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
    Ongoing Monthly Support Group — next is September 18

    The 3rd Monday of every month, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Meadowbrook Apartments, Community Room
    491 Bridge Road, Florence, MA
    on bus line — free childcare — snacks — good company

    As a grandparent going back to full-on parenting, you are in a situation you might not have expected to be in at this stage of life … come meet and join others in our community who are also doing this. You are not alone! There is support; there is help; there is a broad community to be with you and your family as you grow together.

    This group is primarily intended for grandparents parenting grandchildren 12 and under.
    –Discuss the joys and challenges of parenting grandchildren
    –Share ideas and resources
    –Hear other stories and experiences
    –Get to know others who are in the same situation

    Meadowbrook Apartments is on the bus line. Snacks and childcare will be provided.

    Offered by the Northampton-Hadley Family Connection and The Arc in Greenfield, and supported by the United Way and a CFCE grant from the Dept of Early Education and Care.

    For more information, contact:
    The Arc: Pat Keith- Kinship Care Resource Coordinator
    (413) 834-4073, (413) 563-1981, patkeith@unitedarc.org
    NHFC: Barbara Black- Early Childhood Coordinator
    (413) 587-1471, earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us

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  85. September 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    The Books Are Not Enough: Windows, Mirrors, and the Bookshelves of our Community- a talk with author Grace Lin
    November 1, 6-8 pm
    Forbes Library, Coolidge Museum (2nd floor)

    When we talk about diversity in books, we often talk about “windows and mirrors.” But what does that mean? Why is it important? And, if we can agree that diversity in children’s books is important, can we do more than pay it lip service? How can we use these books to help create a more accepting and welcoming community?

    In this extended presentation of her popular TEDx talk, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin shares childhood anecdotes, personal publishing experiences and strategies to support diversity through children’s books.

    Parents, Teachers, and librarians welcome!
    This event is free. Call 587-1010 if you have any questions.

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  86. September 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Forbes Library’s Local Author Series Kickoff with Mike Curato!
    Saturday, October 7, 2017
    11 AM
    Ages 4-12
    Free!

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

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

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

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

    Forbes Library
    Community Room
    20 West Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Event details: http://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/3597533
    Contact: Sarah Johnson, 413-587-1010 or sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

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  87. Anne said,

    September 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Girls can “Try Hockey for Free” at the Mullins Center October 8, 2017

    Amherst Hockey Association is sponsoring a Try Hockey for Free Day for girls only on October 8, 2017 from 11am-1:20pm at the UMass Mullins Center Community Rink at 200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 Save time at the door by registering in advance at AMHERSTHOCKEY.ORG

    Come skate with players from Amherst Hockey Association Girls Travel and Tournament Teams! For more information, please contact Stephen Rich, smrich@umass.edu
    • No skating experience required • All girls ages 4 and up are welcome • Free skate rentals available • A limited supply of equipment is available to loan. Please plan to bring a helmet (any kind) and heavy winter gloves or mittens. • Outfit your child for a fraction of the cost of new gear at our used equipment sale (11-2 PM)

    Dear Parents,

    You’re receiving this email because you’ve participated in the past in one of our Try Hockey for Free events at the Mullins Center (according to the list provided to me). We wanted you to know that we’re doing it again this year, for Girls only, on Sunday October 8th @ 11AM-1:20PM. We’re hoping you can join us.

    As in the past, the goal of this USA Hockey sanctioned event is to get kids, and this case girls, to try ice hockey at no cost. These events are occurring all over the country that weekend as part of the IIHF Girls Hockey Weekend.

    Please consider joining us at the Mullins Center. Everyone is invited, even if your girl has participated in the past or is now a fully fledged hockey player, we invite you to join us and share in the celebration. Whether you can attend or not, please also consider sharing our flyer (attached) in your social networks; virtual and otherwise.

    To register for the event, please click here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

    See you at the rink!
    Stephen Rich
    Amherst Hockey
    413.559.0193

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  88. homeshuling said,

    September 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    **Rosh Hashanah, Day One (9/21)**for all ages

    (Very) Musical Alternative Service with Rabbi Jacob and Friends
    (Geared for ages 7-120, but all ages welcome!)
    9:30am-11:00am at Lander-Grinspoon Academy 257 Prospect Street northampton, ma

    (Not Your Average) Children’s Service with Puppeteer Anna Sobel
    (Geared for K-4th grade)
    11:00am-12:00pm Congregation Bnai Israel 253 Prospect St Nortampton, MA

    Rosh Hashanah Play Space with Amy Meltzer
    (For children up to age 5 and their grownups)
    Open from 10:30am-12:00pm at Gan Keshet, 253 Prospect St Northampton

    **Rosh Hashanah, Day Two (9/22)**
    Celebrate the World’s Birthday on Abundance Farm with Amy Meltzer
    (Especially for ages 0-5 and their grownups)
    11:00am-12:00pm; meet at Abundance Farm 253 Propect St Northampton(cancelled in the event of inclement weather)

    all events are free and open to all. contact amy@abundancefarm.org

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  89. Paula Long said,

    September 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Grace Hall Memorial Library Book & Bake Sale
    Oct 14, 9 to 2
    Little Red School House on the corner of Pitcher St. & Main Rd
    Montgomery
    100’s of New Titles, DVD’s classics and children books
    stuck up for the winter and support your local library
    Fresh Baked Goods too!

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  90. September 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Fun for the whole family this Columbus Day weekend at H.A. Moses Scout Reservation in Russell, MA. Polish and German Kitchen ~ Craft Vendors ~ Kids Activities including: the tallest climbing and repelling wall in the Northeast, pumpkin carving, lit pumpkin walk at dusk and much more ~ Scenic Autumn Trails… And for the engineering minded, build your own pumpkin launching contraption and enter it into one of the daily pumpkin chunkin’ contests ~ Fund Raising Event for Local Scout Troops http://www.thekfest.com

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  91. September 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Northampton Parents Center will open Sept 11th!

    NORTHAMPTON PARENTS CENTER is a nonprofit cooperative drop-in center M-Th mornings for children, birth to kindergarten age, and their caregivers. Since 1986, Northampton Parents Center (NPC) has provided a safe, nurturing environment for families with young children to socialize. Everyone is welcome.

    Regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30am. Thursday morning music classes are from 11 to 11:30 am. We generally follow the Northampton Public Schools calendar for closings and snow days.

    Edwards Church, lower level
    -Please use the back door & public metered parking
    -297 Main Street, Northampton, at the corner of State and Main Streets

    Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

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  92. September 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Make Your Own Hogwarts School Supplies at the Hatfield Public Library

    Make Your Own Wand
    Thursday, September 14th
    3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Assemble Your Spell Book
    Thursday, September 21st
    3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Create Your Marauder’s Map
    Thursday, September 28th
    3:00-4:00 p.m.

    Join us, at the Hatfield Public Library, on the last three Thursdays in September for a trio of magical workshops Diagon Alley style. For more information contact Hannah at kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com or call: 413-247-9097.

    All programs are free and no registration is required.

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  93. Amy Meltzer said,

    August 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah Apple Picking at Park Hill Orchard
    link: https://www.facebook.com/events/123860528262312/
    September 10-11:30
    Story time, songs, shofar blowing and DIY New Year Card selfies and sculpture gallery.
    Especially for families with young children, all are welcome.
    Park Hill Orchard 82 Park Hill Road Easthampton
    Apples cost $20/bushel – families can share
    Questions? amy@abundancefarm.org

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  94. August 27, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Grammy award winning children’s music artist Dan Zanes will be performing on Sunday, August 27 at 2 and 3 at Celebrate Holyoke, Heritage State Park, Holyoke. Free!

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  95. amy marsters said,

    August 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Glendale Ridge Vineyard in Southampton hosts their 3rd annual fundraising event for the Northampton Survival Center on Sat., Sept. 9th from 5-7pm. $10 admission, 12 & under are free. Latin Folk music by MarKamusic and three food trucks help celebrate the end of summer. Rain date Sun., Sept 10 from 4-6. Bring a chair or blanket or picnic. 155 Glendale Rd., Southampton, MA.

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  96. August 23, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Wilderness Extravaganza–5th Annual!
    A WEEKEND OF WILDERNESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS
    Attend All, Some or Just One!

    Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24
    FOR FAMILIES, ADULTS & TEENS
    Conway, MA

    Saturday, 9/23
    9:00-12:00 The Skill of the Knife WS 1 $50/adult, $30/child prepaid
    1:00-4:00 Wild Edibles WS 2 $50/adult, $30/child prepaid
    5:00-8:00 Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making WS 3 $65/adult, $30/child must be prepaid

    Sunday, 9/24
    9:30-12:30 The Art of Fire WS 4 $50/adult, $30/child prepaid
    1:30-4:30 Animal Tracking & Bird Language WS 5 $50/adult, $30/child prepaid

    REGISTER 2 ADULTS FOR ANY WORKSHOP (except Primitive Cooking & Medicine Making) & YOUR 3RD PERSON IS FREE!

    REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.earthworkprograms.com or call 413-340-1161

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  97. Victoria said,

    August 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. Saturday, September 16th from 3-4 pm at The Eric Carle Museum (125 West Bay Rd., Amherst). Tickets at the door: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, Free/4 yrs and under. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  98. Summer Cable said,

    August 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The Second Annual Jackson Street School PTO Community Carnival is Saturday, September 16 from 10 am – 4 pm at Jackson Street School – 120 Jackson St. in Northampton.

    Featuring 20+ handmade midway-style games, dunk tank, 80′ inflatable obstacle course, classic carnival treats and thousands of prizes, it is truly an enjoyable event for all-ages.

    Tickets are $.25 each or 100 for $20.00. Refreshments available for purchase, and game tickets are available at the event. All proceeds go to support the Jackson Street School students.

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  99. August 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Soggy, luscious, photographs on display at Shaw Memorial Library

    Plainfield’s Shaw Memorial Library invites you to the festive opening of The Bog, a photographic portrait of a year in the boggy, soggy world of the headwaters of the Swift River, by AgathaO (Pleun Bouricius). The exhibit will run from September 7 to October 21, 2017.

    Time: September 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
    Place: Shaw memorial library, 312 Main Street, Plainfield

    Bouricius, known as AgathaO, will read from her newly-published collection, The Bog . Free and open to the public of all ages. Cider and treats will be served.

    AgathaO takes the viewer along on a journey into a wetland that has a mind of its own. Her luscious close-ups and dramatic landscapes document her love for Plainfield, exploring the transitional world between the seasons, between wet and dry, and between life and death. The photographer plays catch and release with the universe in a tiny wilderness, pushing back against our “ick” reaction to the wet, cold, rotting, and crawly by making it gorgeous.

    The exhibit will run from September 7 until October 21. The library is open Tue. 2-8, Thur. 5-8, and Sat. 9-12. Photographs are available for publication.

    For more information, contact Pleun Bouricius, pleunbouricius@gmail.com, 413-634-2250. Find photographs and information about the exhibit on AgathaO.com

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  100. August 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Shared Harvest Event hosted by Gardening the Community & Next Barn Over

    Thursday August 17th 5pm – 8:30pm
    The Next Barn Over Farm
    15 Lawrence Plain Road
    Hadley, Ma 01035

    FREE Food!
    OPEN to the public – families, friends; ALL are welcome!
    AMAZING cause!

    Springfield, Mass – The community is invited to join Gardening the Community and the Next Barn Over Farm for their Shared Harvest event on Thursday August 17. The event will take place from 5 – 8:30pm at the Next Barn Over Farm located at 15 Lawrence Plain Road in Hadley. It will include delicious farm to table cuisine, a short program, dancing, and a bonfire. Young and old are welcome to celebrate this summer harvest event.

    “We hope community members will come join us and learn about our partnership with GTC, a wonderful youth development and urban agriculture program in Springfield,” said Ray Young, farmer and owner of Next Barn Over. “Together we are building a Farm Share program in Springfield that works for farmers as well as for local Springfield families. We believe that everyone should have access to healthy, local, sustainably-grown food, and we see ourselves as part of a greater movement for food justice and food sovereignty in our region.”

    Community members concerned about building a healthier and more equitable food system are welcome to join staff, board members, and youth leaders. Attendees will learn about the GTC EATS! Farm Share – a collaboration opening up healthy food access for 90 Springfield families while building youth leadership in Springfield.

    To learn more about Next Barn Over Farm, visit: https://nextbarnover.com

    For more information about the event, and to RSVP, visit http://www.gtcspringfield.org.

    Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1085Ozp6dqi-9Ebb19ODNdYBumw1qoUT-59QO_OKRSDs/edit

    # # #

    Sasha N. Jimenez
    Development and Communications Coordinator
    Gardening the Community
    PO Box 90774
    Springfield MA 01139
    (413) 455-5757
    Sasha@GTCSpringfield.org
    http://www.gardeningthecommunity.org

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