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Suggest a one-time local community building or community-based educational event in Western MA! Scroll down to the bottom of the page and post your suggestion in the comment box. Listings for parent support groups and open houses are welcomed.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. August 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Fun Science at Smith College for 3rd to 6th graders
    Sun, September 2nd, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 PM (2:40 drop off/check in)
    Free event

    Location: Ford Hall Lobby, Smith College Northampton MA

    Event info – We are offering activities in: Engineering design with balloon powered cars, investigating rocks and mineral properties, exploring and building water wheels, and investigating food chain and food webs with an owl pellet dissection.

    We are limited to the first 60 students and the sessions are free. Pre-registration is required as are a standard waiver of liability form and emergency information sheet.

    For more information and a link to the registration form please visit:
    https://www.smith.edu/academics/jandon-center/stem-outreach#fun

    For questions:
    email emendez@smith.edu or call 413-585-3253

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  30. Amy LeFebvre said,

    August 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Esperanza Vive!

    August 19, 2017
    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    The Good Purpose Gallery is pleased to present Esperanza Vive!, featuring work by Dr. Michael McManmon, whose pieces invite viewers on a visual journey of Mexico. Join us for an opening celebration on Saturday, August 19, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to enjoy Mexican food, music, and art.

    40 Main St., Lee, MA 01238
    Free event

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  31. August 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Event Title: Open House at NECCA’s New Home

    Date: August 26, 2017

    Time: 2-4pm

    Visit the new home of New England Center for Circus Arts on 10 Town Crier Drive in Brattleboro, VT. Watch flying trapeze, try your hand at juggling and enter to win a free class or NECCA t-shirt!  Staff will be on hand to give tours, equipment demos and answer questions. Come see New England’s newest indoor fitness and fun space for adults and kids!  No registration is required. Refreshments will be served. All ages, free and open to the public.

    Call NECCA at 802-254-9780 for more information.

    Location of Event: New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Drive , Brattleboro, VT 05301

    http://www.necenterforcircusarts.org

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  32. Kim Zadworny said,

    August 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Free Community Safety Bash at JCPenney parking lot in Hadley
    August 19, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Come meet hometown heroes from the Hadley Police Department, Hadley Fire Department, UMAss, Campus Police and more. See cruisers, firetrucks, police motorcycles, or visit with the horse brigade or K9 units. Features a fun Bubble Party music, snacks, activities, raffles, giveaways and prizes! Fun for kids and adults! We also will celebrate Back to School by donating filled backpacks to the Amherst and Northampton Survival Centers. If attendees would like to donate, please bring school supplies for our donation center..

    Located in the rear parking lot of The Hampshire Mall at 367 Russell Street in Hadley MA. Sponsored by JCPenney.

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  33. August 3, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Sizzlin’ Summer Barbecue
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    4:45 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
    LYA
    1148 Converse Street
    Longmeadow, Ma 01106
    413-567-8665 or email info@lya.org.

    LYA is excited to announce that summer barbecue will feature an exciting hour long performance by Chris Poulos beginning at 5:45 p.m. The performance will include bicycle stunts, audience participation, pre-show autograph session and a meet and greet.

    Chris has won 85 worldwide competitions, but he is best known for winning the 1991 Bicycle Stunt World Championships in Denmark at age 20. Chris also won the 1990 and 1991 National Bicycle Stunt Championships in the United States.

    In addition to the bike performance there will be summer activities for all ages. A barbecue dinner with hot dogs, hamburgers and salads will be sold at family prices. Vegan options are available. There is no charge for the show or activities.

    The Community Barbecue will be held rain or shine. Reservations are requested but not required.

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  34. Westhampton Public Library said,

    August 2, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Intro to Cyclocross
    Monday, August 14 @ 6:30pm
    Westhampton Public Library

    Cyclocross is the combination of road and mountain biking, and is raced on a small circuit that makes for really entertaining spectating. Scott Smith is a World Championship team member and lives right in town!

    Scott will talk about the equipment he uses, the training he needs to do, the preparation it takes, and all the places it can take you. He’s traveled the world because of a bicycle. Open to all ages.

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  35. August 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Long-Awaited Breast Documentary Comes to The Academy of Music

    Easthampton, MA (date): For the past four years, Easthampton resident and documentary filmmaker Meagan Murphy and her team have worked to create The Breast Archives, a groundbreaking documentary about women and their breasts. The film features nine women, most of whom were filmed with their breasts exposed. In a series of interviews, they explore, critique and celebrate the complex role of the breasts and their role in body image, health and social identity.

    The screening will take place at The Academy of Music in Northampton, MA at 274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060 on Sunday September 17th. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1521137. The film will begin at 5pm.

    Please view the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/226189747

    Private screenings of the film have been met with inspired and thoughtful dialogue. When the lights come up, audiences are moved to share how the internalization of media images, religion and cultural contexts have influenced their relationships with their bodies and one another. The enthusiastic testimony isn’t limited to breast-havers: men often rave that The Breast Archives has connected them more deeply with the experiences and feelings of their partners.

    Murphy is hopeful that the local community will support the film and its aim of engaging all people in a liberating, compassionate and expanded relationship with breasts. The honesty and generosity of the nine women in the film empowers all women to resist and rise above the media’s demands that our womanhood be conformist and that our breasts be perfectly formed, exclusively sexual or solely nurturing.

    As the project plans for its first public showing, Murphy is launching an ambitious IndieGoGo fundraising campaign on September 14th in order to raise funds to market the film internationally.

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  36. August 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Giving Garden volunteering for kids
    August 9 from 9:00am to 10:30am
    At Florence Organic Community Gardens
    140 Meadow St. Florence, MA
    Free and open to the public

    On August 9th, we will take a tour of our Giving Garden, a small organic vegetable farm which is grown solely for donations to local food pantries. Kids will get a chance to give back to their community by volunteering in the Giving Garden and performing some fun gardening tasks.

    Designed for children ages 5-10 with an adult, but children of all ages are welcome. A water bottle and a blanket to sit on are recommended.

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  37. August 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Summer fun in the garden: all about veggies and herbs!
    August 2, 9:00 – 10:30am
    At the Florence Organic Community Gardens
    140 Meadow St., Florence, MA

    Grow Food Northampton’s Youth Education Coordinator, Caroline, will be leading four garden lessons on Wednesday mornings this summer from 9:00 – 10:30AM. Each week we will explore a different garden theme. These workshops are all free and open to the public.

    On August 2nd, we’ll explore our beautiful Community Garden space and harvest vegetables and herbs. Please meet at the entrance of the Community Gardens.

    Designed for children ages 5-10 with an adult, but children of all ages are welcome. A water bottle, a blanket, and a snack are recommended.

    Raindate: August 3rd, 9:00 – 10:30AM

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  38. July 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk

    Tuesday, August 8th at 1 p.m.

    Join us at the Hatfield Public Library for a free Comedy Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk.

    Email any questions to Hannah at kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

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  39. Beit Ahavah said,

    July 27, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Friday, August 4th, 5:15-6:15pm
    Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck – Tot Sha-SUMMER!

    Led by Marlene Rachelle. Tot Shabbat is the jamming monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends. Bring a nut free vegetarian dish to share, and pizza is provided.

    Free!

    Beit Ahavah, The Reform Congregation of Greater Northampton
    130 Pine St, Florence
    (413) 587-3770
    info@beitahavah.org

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  40. Victoria said,

    July 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. New Location! New Time! Saturday, August 19th 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/3 yrs and under. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com/happier-family-comedy-show.html.

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  41. July 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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

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

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  42. Keely Sarr said,

    July 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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

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

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  43. July 19, 2017 at 9:59 am

    BERRIES, BASKETS & BROOK TROUT
    A Weekend of 4 Wilderness Skills Workshops!
    Saturday, August 5, & Sunday, August 6
    for Families, Adults, Teens
    in Conway, MA

    Saturday, August 5
    WS1: Birch Bark Basket Making 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $70/adult, $35/child
    WS2: Wild Edibles & Medicinals 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. $50/adult, $30/child

    Sunday, August 6
    WS3: Primitive Fishing 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $60/adult, $30/child
    WS4: Intro to Wilderness Survival 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. $50/adult, $30/child

    Special deals are available!

    FOR ALL THE DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://earthworkprograms.com/family-programs/berries-baskets-brook-trout-weekend/
    Or call Frank Grindrod, 413-340-1161

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  44. Lynne Smith said,

    July 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm

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

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

    July 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

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

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  46. July 14, 2017 at 6:23 am

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

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  47. Pat Keith said,

    July 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    continued Kinship Care Support Groups

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

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  48. Pat Keith said,

    July 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm

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

    Kinship Care Help! We invite you to join us.

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

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  49. Alycia Duffy said,

    July 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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

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

    All ages are welcome (kids and adults)!

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

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

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  50. July 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

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

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

    Find us on Facebook – Belchertown Cultural Council

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  51. July 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Grandparents/Kinship Support Group

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

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  52. July 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Mike the Bubble Man

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

    Free and open to all ages!

    Questions? Email kids.hatfieldlibrary@gmail.com

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

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  53. EDWARD KALER said,

    July 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  54. Kristen Estelle said,

    July 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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

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

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

    FREE and open to the public! All ages welcome!

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

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  55. July 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Classical Indian Dance Performance:
    Nataraj Dancers in Devotion

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

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

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

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

    Suitable for all ages.

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  56. July 7, 2017 at 10:29 am

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

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

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

    Contact Caroline Rosa, caroline@growfoodnorthampton.com with questions

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

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  57. Keely Sarr said,

    July 6, 2017 at 4:22 pm

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

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

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

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

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  58. July 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    contact: caroline@growfoodnorthampton.com with questions

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  59. July 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

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

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  60. July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am

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

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  61. June 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

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

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

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  62. June 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Songs in the Soil: garden songs and stories for children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  63. Victoria said,

    June 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

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

    More Improv, More Better Improv Jam & Showcase (Happier Valley Comedy) – Open improv jam for everyone and anyone to play and watch improv games, plus a showcase set featuring student improv group C-Flat. Saturday, July 8th at 10pm at the Hallie Flanagan Theater, Smith College, Northampton. Free show. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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

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  64. Katie Carr said,

    June 26, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Butterflies & Books at Bullitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  65. Josh Sitron said,

    June 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    LIVE PIANO KARAOKE!

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

    THURSDAYS 8pm-11pm

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

    Cost: Free / Donations Accepted

    More info: 646-675-1375

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  66. Kristen Estelle said,

    June 23, 2017 at 3:43 pm

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

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

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

    FREE and open to the public! All ages welcome!

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

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  67. Kristen Estelle said,

    June 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

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

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

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

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

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

    FREE and open to the public!
    All ages welcome!

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

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  68. sarah buhl said,

    June 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

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

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

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

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  69. June 23, 2017 at 10:42 am

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

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

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

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  70. Josh Sitron said,

    June 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm

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

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

    For more information email therequestroom@gmail.com

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  71. EDWARD KALER said,

    June 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Dragonflies for Beginners

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

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

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

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

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  72. Tamsin said,

    June 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Work Party at the Stevens Property!

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

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

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

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

    If you’re joining us, please bring:

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

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

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

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  73. Beit Ahavah said,

    June 15, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Friday July 7, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

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

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

    Free!

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

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  74. Kara Demler said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

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

    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:00PM

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

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

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  75. Kara Demler said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Families First: Bowey the Clown

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

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

    Admission free. Suggested donation $5

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

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  76. Amy LeFebvre said,

    June 14, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Oil and Water – DO MIX!

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

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

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

    Call 413.394.5045 for more information.

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  77. June 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Bumble Bee Workshop and Citizen Science Opportunity!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  78. June 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

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

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

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  79. matwooddml said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:36 am

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

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

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

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

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

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  80. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

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

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  81. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

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

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  82. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:18 am

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

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  83. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

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

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  84. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

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

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  85. Nyk Lifson said,

    June 7, 2017 at 11:15 am

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

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  86. June 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

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

    TIME UPDATE: 9:30-11:30

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

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

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

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  87. George Coling said,

    June 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Worthington’s Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale will be Saturday, June 17, 8 AM – 3 PM. Friends of Worthington Library (FOWL) is sponsoring the event as a fundraiser for the Worthington Library. On the day of the sale, shoppers may pick up maps of sale sites for a donation at the Worthington Library, at the traffic light in Worthington, from 8 AM – 3PM.
    To reserve a space on the map, one should sign up at the library by June 10, providing address, time of the individual sale and a short description of it. There is a $5 fee for each location to be identified on the map. The library is offering spaces for sales on its lawn for a $10 fee. The library will not accept drop-off sale items. Reservations and payments are due by Thursday, June 15.
    The Friends of the Worthington Library uses the money it raises to fund wish list books, museum passes, and children’s programs at the library.
    For further information on the Tag Sale, contact Marcia or George Coling, 413-238-0352 or Susan Warner, swarner01098@gmail.com.

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  88. June 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

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

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

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

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

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  89. elizareads said,

    June 6, 2017 at 9:51 am

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

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

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

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  90. Anne said,

    June 5, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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

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

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

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

    Friday June 16, 2017

    7:00-9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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  91. EDWARD KALER said,

    June 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm

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

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

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

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

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  92. June 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

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

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  93. Tamsin said,

    May 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm

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

    All ages family event
    Cricket Hill Road, Conway
    Free

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

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

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

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

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  94. Tamsin said,

    May 31, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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

    June 17th, 2017
    10am-noon

    MacLeish Field Station, West Whately MA

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

    FREE for HLT members / $5 for non-members

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

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

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  95. Amanda Cremone said,

    May 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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  96. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  97. Kara Demler said,

    May 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

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

    413-394-5023

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  98. Anne said,

    May 27, 2017 at 8:25 am

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

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

    Free parking
    $4 for skating with $1 rentals.

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

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

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

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

    https://ameliaparkice.com/

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  99. Phyllis Cove said,

    May 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm

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

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  100. Hilary said,

    May 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

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

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

    See you there!

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  101. Pam Victor said,

    May 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm

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

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  102. Pam Victor said,

    May 25, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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

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  103. Beit Ahavah said,

    May 25, 2017 at 11:11 am

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

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

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

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  104. May 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm

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

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

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

    http://www.learninmotionma.com

    Check us out on facebook @learninmotionma and instagram @learn_in_motion

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  105. Adam Cohen said,

    May 22, 2017 at 10:45 am

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

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

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

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

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

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  106. Jacob Fine said,

    May 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

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

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

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

    Festivities will include:

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

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

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

    For more info contact info@abundancefarm.org

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  107. elizareads said,

    May 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

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

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

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

    Free for all!

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  108. May 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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

    PENUMBRA: 2017 NECCA Performance Training Program Intensive Year Showcase

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

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

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

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  109. May 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

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

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

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

    209 Austine Dr., Brattleboro, VT
    $5

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  110. JRS Entertainment llc said,

    May 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

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

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  111. EDWARD KALER said,

    May 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  112. May 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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

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

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  113. Hilltown CDC said,

    May 15, 2017 at 10:25 am

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

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

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

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  114. Katie said,

    May 10, 2017 at 11:32 am

    SPRING EPHEMERAL WILDFLOWER HIKE

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

    Chester, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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  115. May 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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

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

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

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  116. May 9, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Circus for Change

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

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

    http://circusforchange.brownpapertickets.com/

    2 North St, Montague, MA 01351

    $10 per ticket

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  117. Andrea Caluori said,

    May 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Bryant Homestead Teen Poetry Contest!

    William Cullen Bryant Homestead Poetry Contest

    Theme: Local Landscapes

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

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

    Eligibility: Students ages 13-18

    Contest Description:

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

    Entrance Categories:

    Category A: Single Poem – ages13-15

    Category B: Single Poem – ages 16-18

    Format:

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

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

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

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

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