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  1. Robert Aubin said,

    April 25, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Mother’s Day Breakfast – Berkshire Lodge of Masons

    The Berkshire Lodge of Masons, 62 Center Street in Adams, will be putting on a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday May 10 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. All Mother’s will receive a free carnation. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for Seniors, $6 for children under 12, and Free for Children 5 and under. Breakfast includes pancakes, waffles, eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and much more.

    For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/berkshirelodge

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  2. April 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    free -Kind Mind With Story-Teller John Porcino at Jones Library
    Saturday, April 25
    Kids ages 5-8 are invited to the Jones Library for an anti-bullying performance with Story-Teller John Porcino.
    Where: Jones Library
    Woodbury Room
    43 Amity Street
    Amherst
    When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Who: Recommended for kids ages 5-8
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free
    For more info: Jones Library

    FREE Jones Library, Amherst, MA
    Bring coins for the meters? I think you have to pay on Saturdays? Yes?

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  3. April 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    The Hitchcock Center is breaking ground! Amherst, MA

    On May 1, 2015, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment will break ground for a world-class environmental center designed and constructed to the world’s toughest standards for sustainable development. The 9000 square-foot Center will be New England’s first public environmental education facility to join the Living Building Challenge™, 20 performance standards that require buildings to be self-sufficient for energy and water and to meet strict requirements for green materials and for the quality of its indoor environment. Worldwide, fewer than ten buildings have been fully certified as living buildings. Speakers include Senator Stanley Rosenberg, Representative Ellen Story, Acting Commissioner Dan Burgess of the MA Department of Energy Resources, Jonathan Lash, President of Hampshire College and other community representatives. Read more here. Please join us on May 1, 2015 at 4:30pm. RSVP via email or by calling 413-256-6006. Parking provided at the Red Barn at Hampshire College.

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  4. April 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES for children 0-3 years and their people.
    Beginning May 5. Six Tuesdays. 9-10am. (Register by April 29.)
    at the Blue Guitar Studio, Easthampton
    Music- and Play-based. Based on award-winning Signing Time series.

    $85/6-week session. Drop-ins welcome.
    For more information on this series and a spring Saturday series meeting at various kid hot spots around the region, check out startwithsign.com. Or find us on Facebook.

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  5. Deb Holman said,

    April 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Books and Bhangra!
    Friday, May 1 at 4-6pm
    Brooks House, 132 Main St., Brattleboro
    Bhangra dancing with Erin Maile O’Keefe of Circus Yoga, in the Atrium
    Free children’s book fair at Oak Meadow, on the second floor
    Free for all ages

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  6. Marco Monroy said,

    April 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    PIECEWORK Exhibition

    Location: Mill Arts Project, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street Rm 137, Easthampton, MA
    Website: fugitivearts.org
    All events are free and open to the public.

    PIECEWORK Opening
    Saturday, May 9, 5-8 PM
    Collaborative multi-media exhibition featuring evocative textile collage by Esther S White and a dreamscape of paintings and soft sculpture by Cathe Janke. This dynamic multi-media installation invites audience participation, with artwork that can be heard, handled, touched, read, and even hugged.

    PIECEWORK Chapbook Anthology Release
    Thursday, May 21, 6-8 PM
    Sister Sister Books celebrates release of a new anthology of remnant and scrap-based poetry. In conjunction with PIECEWORK, a multi-media exhibition of painting, textile, and performance collage. Guest Editor Halie Theoharides.

    PIECEWORK Kids’ Collage Workshop and Artist Talk with Cathe Janke
    Saturday, May 16, 11 AM – 1 PM
    Artist Cathe Janke will guide children through this interactive multi-media art installation and lead a collage workshop in the gallery. Drop in for a new experience with art.

    PIECEWORK Closing/A TENSION
    Saturday, May 30, 6-8 PM, performance at 7 PM
    Collaborative multi-media exhibition featuring evocative textile collage by Esther S White and a dreamscape of paintings and soft sculpture by Cathe Janke and live collage and performance piece by Meghan Minior. Performance at 7 PM.

    Contact Info:
    Esther S White
    estherswhite@gmail.com
    617-230-1297

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  7. April 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    A gift for mothers of all ages and stages, Sat. May 9, 1-2 pm at Eastover Retreat Center, Lenox, MA. Join Marilyn Taylor, owner of Confident Directions Life Coaching for a COMPLIMENTARY talk, “Radical Renewal, 6 Steps to Nourish the Heart and Soul of Mothering.”

    Gift yourself an hour to step away; away from distraction, to-do lists, and the needs of others. Step away and remind yourself of what you need to sustain your joy and resilience as a mother. For the most important job in the world, take good care of the most important person in the job. Radical Renewal is a way to re-frame our relationship to mothering, profoundly impacting what we know to be true for each of us in the journey of nurturing our children as we nourish ourselves.

    Enjoy our Mother’s Day gift to you. Bring yourself, your sister, your mother, girlfriend or daughter and renew yourself in the holistic environment of Eastover Retreat Center. Our guest speaker, Marilyn Taylor is known for her savvy, soulful and down to earth style, creating engaging opportunities to reflect and connect more consciously to your personal well-being.

    Registration requested at eastover.com

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  8. Tony Yacuzzo said,

    April 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Affordable ADULT/PEDIATRIC CPR Classes!
    COURSE DATES: Sunday, April 26 OR Sunday, May 3
    (starting time: 5:30 p.m.)

    Meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines & Massachusetts childcare training requirements with these hands-on one-night courses.

    Skills cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED

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

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

    All Students Must Pre-Register and Prepay (please do not contact the Clarion about these classes)

    $45/student, includes Text, DVD & Certification

    Convenient Online Registration & Payment with Paypal: VISIT http://www.affordableclasses.com Click Upcoming Courses

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  9. Molly Lynch said,

    April 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

    The Valley Lux Festival!

    A 2-night festival of lighting and projection art in the beautiful woods of the Miller’s Falls Rod and Gun Club. Kinetic, interactive artwork will be scattered throughout the woods, while DJs and musicians play on two separate stages. Drinks will be provided by Northampton brewer Brewmaster Jack, and food trucks from local standouts Kim Bim Bop and Cliff’s Smoking BBQ will be providing all the delicious treats you can stomach.

    May 8th and 9th

    6pm to 1am both nights

    Everyone is welcome, from the smallest children to the oldest adults.

    Early Bird Passes are available at our website, ValleyLuxFestival.com, $15 for one day and $25 for both. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.

    For more information, check out our facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/546258498849151/ or contact:

    Molly Lynch, Marketing Lead for Valley Lux Festival
    (617) 595-2379
    Molly@Vilkasllc.com

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  10. April 20, 2015 at 10:55 am

    The 2015 Humane Race

    It’s time for Humane Race 2015. Held on Saturday, May 2nd, in Williamstown, MA, this annual 5K Fun Run or 1 Mile Walk will benefit the work and mission of Berkshire Humane Society (BHS).

    Rain or shine, the Humane Race promises a full schedule of family and dog friendly activities. (Runners and walkers unaccompanied by dogs are welcomed too!) Start time is 10AM, with Check-in and Race Day Registration beginning at 8AM at 16 Water St.

    To register for the Humane Race, visit http://www.humanerace.org or pick up a form at Greylock Animal Hospital, Bark N’ Cat, or BHS and either mail in your registration or drop it off at Bark N’ Cat. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 years old or under. Registration the morning of the race is an additional $5.00. Of course, dogs are free. The first 150 runners and walkers to register will receive a race T-shirt. All dogs will receive a commemorative bandanna.

    If you’d like to raise additional money for BHS and be eligible to win some special pledge prizes, you can collect pledges online at http://www.humanerace.org or pick up a pledge form along with your registration form. For every $100 you raise, you’ll get a ticket and automatically be entered into a drawing for special pledge prizes.

    Finish line festivities include music, refreshments, games, and canine contests.

    For more information about the Humane Race, visit http://www.humanerace.org or call 413-664-7777.

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  11. April 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Lag B’Omer Celebration
    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA)
    1148 Converse Street
    Longmeadow, MA 01106
    4:30 – 7:30 p.m

    Festivities will be held with three great inflatable rides: Ultimate Challenge Obstacle , Bungee Run and Crayon Play Land Combo for $5 for unlimited rides. A barbecue with family prices will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and dessert will begin at 5:00 p.m.

    Lag B’Omer commemorates the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s death. The Rashbi, as he was known, asked that the anniversary of his death be commemorated by fun outdoor celebrations.

    For more information call the LYA at 413- 567-8665, email at info@lya.org or check out LYA.org for more details. Reservations requested but not required. The Lag B’Omer celebration will be held rain or shine.

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  12. April 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    BABY AT MY BREAST–Reflections of a Nursing Mother
    Readings and Discussion
    Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. at Grow, Northampton
    Saturday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. at the Hartsbrook School, Hadley
    Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 p.m. at Cup and Top Cafe, Florence

    This memoir is the book I wish I could have read, the personal journey of one nursing mother, her questions, challenges, and soul searching. I believe the book can offer support and inspiration to new nursing mothers or nursing mothers-to-be, and fond or provocative memories to those who have been there. Discussion invited. Moms of all ages, dads, children welcome. Great Mother’s Day gift! To learn more about the book and venues, or to schedule other readings, see my website, cherylannelatuner.com

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  13. April 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Open Mic Nights at the Spectrum Playhouse
    Friday, May 29, 7pm
    Admission $2 / free for all performers
    “A local open mic night hosted by musician Robin O’Herin.
    Snacks and beverages available for purchase.”
    Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin St, Lee, MA

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  14. April 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Sieger
    May 7 & 8, 7:30pm
    $25, suggested ages 16+
    “Master of Sleight-of-Hand Magic, Carl Seiger is presenting his new show live at the Spectrum Playhouse! Beer, wine & other treats available at 7:00 and during intermission by the College Internship Program.
    Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin St, Lee MA
    For tickets: Call 413-394-5023 or email kdemler@cipberkshire.org

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  15. April 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Families First: Nutshell Playhouse presents Mambo and Nemonee
    Saturday, May 2, 11am
    Free / $5 suggested donation
    Follow them on their hilarious adventures around the globe as they look for the special ingredients that will do the trick. Featuring masks, movement, live music and puppetry, this original performance provides a wonderful chance to awaken young children to earth’s mysteries and the delicate balance of nature. Berkshire County actors Stefanie Lynx Weber and Alexia Trainor are the performers, with Don Jordan providing live music.

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  16. Layla Hazen said,

    April 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Up Close: Live Birds of Prey
    Saturday, April 25th 1-3PM
    Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield MA

    Conway resident and founder of The Birds of Prey Rehab Facility, Tom Ricardi, knows a lot about birds. He will share his stories, knowledge and arrange for you to meet – in person – the hawks, owls and eagles that he cares for. Afterwards, feel free to hike the nearby Pebble Trail.

    Trustees of Reservations or Hilltown Land Trust members: $5. Nonmembers: $15. Children 12 and under, FREE.

    Contact Information
    413.532.1631 x 10
    westregion@ttor.org

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  17. April 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Saturday, May 23th and Sunday, May 24th, 2015, 41th Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair, Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA. Fiber and woolcraft vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep dog trials, fiber and woolcraft workshops for adults and children, sheep shows, fleece show and sale, fleece to shawl competition, and food booths. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For more information and map, go to http://www.MASHEEPWOOL.org

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  18. April 15, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    WRLF announces annual Sheep to Shawl festival Saturday May 2 11 AM to 3 PM at Sheep Hill, Williamstown

    On Saturday May 2nd from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (WRLF) will host a Sheep to Shawl Festival at its Sheep Hill headquarters in Williamstown.

    The Sheep to Shawl festival is a celebration of spring and New England heritage, with local artisans and food producers, farm animals, and a focus on the region’s historic fleece and fiber industry. For the 11th year, legendary Fred DePaul will spin stories while shearing sheep with traditional tools. Shepherds Kristen Whittle and Denise Leonard will demonstrate herding sheep up and around the steep meadows of Sheep Hill using their skilled border collies.The Green Mountain Weavers & Spinners Guild will demonstrate carding, spinning, and weaving throughout the day, along with rug-hooking demonstrations.

    Local farms will bring sheep, alpacas, and small farm animals along with delicious home-grown and locally produced products for tasting and purchasing.

    There will be fiber-arts and printing-on-cloth crafts projects for children and enthusiastic adults. Local artisans will show and sell their wares, including basketry, pottery, hand-made wearable items, jewelry, and sheep and alpaca fiber products. Wild Oats Market and Cricket Creek farm will offer fresh breads, cheeses, sandwiches and other delicious edibles available for purchase.

    Tickets for Sheep to Shawl can be purchased at the gate. Non-member tickets prices are $5 per individual and $10 per family. WRLF members and those who come by bicycle pay $3 per individual and $6 per family. Become a WRLF member at the gate and receive free admission! All are welcome to enter their admission tickets in a Sheep to Shawl raffle for a ‘locally produced’ prize basket. Proceeds from the Sheep to Shawl Festival support the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (www.wrlf.org) and its public programming.

    The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is a non-profit, member-supported land conservation trust working to preserve the rural New England character of the north Berkshire region. It offers programs in natural and cultural history year-round at Sheep Hill and other conservation properties. Sheep Hill is located on Route 7 approximately one mile south of the Williamstown rotary. Look for the sign on the west side of the road. For more information, visit our website at http://www.wrlf.org or call Sheep Hill at 413-458-2494. Sheep to Shawl is supported by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a program of the Mass Cultural Council.

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  19. April 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Spring Into Fiber! Food!! Faults!!!

    Pioneer Valley Institute Celebrates Spring with May 17 Bus Trip

    The Pioneer Valley Institute invites you along on its sixth annual “Spring Into…” bus trip, this year heading north to Putney VT and Chesterfield Gorge, NH. On Sunday, May 17, we will leave the GCC campus (bus stop at south end) at 9 AM, for a guided tour of the Green Mountain Wool Spinnery, a lunch at nearby Curtis’s All-American Bar-B-Q and a geology hike at the Chesterfield Gorge in the afternoon. Pre-registration is required and to cover the cost of the bus there is a $35 fee. Bring a friend along and it is just $60 for the two of you. Send a check to PVI, GCC Downtown Center, 270 Main St, Greenfield MA 01301 along with your name, phone number and email address. Registration closes May 1, so don’t wait. These tours with Prof Richard Little are always immensely popular! For more information please email pvi@gcc.mass.edu or call 413-775-1671.

    We have had tons of fun—and success—with our “Spring Into…” and “Fall Into…” bus trips throughout the years. This one promises to be no different but with a totally new emphasis—natural fibers and their processing. >From the very start of the Industrial Revolution, fiber mills were the basis of our area’s economy, a true mainstay of old New England. We will visit and tour the Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned cooperative spinning mill in Putney VT which not only creates its own selection of yarns and patterns but also is used by many northeast producers of wool, mohair and alpaca. After the tour knitters and weavers will have time to shop for yarns and patterns, books and magazines to their heart’s content!

    Lunch will be at the nearby and justifiably famous Curtis’s All American Bar-B-Q, price not included in your registration fee. There are excellent alternatives for vegetarians just across the road at the Putney Food Co-op.

    Now, fortified with plenty of yarn and sated with ribs or chicken, we will proceed to the Chesterfield NH Gorge for a hike to explore the faux faults found there. Faux faults? As Richard Little will explain, there have been several erroneous interpretations of the formations to be found here. As you hike the path watch the cascades as they disappear into the mist or plunge down through the gorge to the pools below. For the fiber artists among us here is a wonderful opportunity to absorb the colors and patterns in nature—falling water, vibrant colors, rock formations—and to apply these new visions to your next project!

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  20. April 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Free May Second Friday
    Friday, May 8, 2015
    Smith College Museum of Art, 4–8 PM

    4–6 PM Hands-on! Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Dance/Draw: using Smith College dancers as live models, practice drawing fromobservation, inspired by Edgar Degas’ Dancer on the Stage.
    6 PM Open Eyes: An informal, guided conversation about an art object.
    6:45 PM: Smith students dance “happening” in the Museum inspired by the work of the late choreographer, Merce Cunningham and by the visual artist, Mary Bauermeister.
    Museum Shop open 11 AM–8 PM.

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  21. Kelly said,

    April 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Storywalks in Town – Berkshire Botanical Garden Garden Tour and Story Time
    Free Event

    Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert
    Readers begin at page one of the chosen book. Whether walking, skipping or leaping to the next posted page, readers will follow the story accented by colorful pictures. The two-page spreads are posted over the course of the “walk” and end with a live reading and craft.

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  22. April 15, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Cultural Survival Bazaars
    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World.

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists, projects in their communities, and fair trade. Shop unique folk art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Meet the artists, learn about their art and cultures. Enjoy FREE music performances, presentations, Native American storytelling, educational displays, craft-making demonstrations, & ethnic cuisine.

    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Amherst
    October 10, 11, & 12th, 2015
    Amherst Common
    Boltwood Avenue
    Amherst, MA 01002
    10am to 5pm
    http://bazaar.culturalsurvival.org/amherst

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  23. Emily said,

    April 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Join Sweet Spoken for our inaugural Spring Tweed Ride on Sunday, May 10th from Downtown Northampton to Look Park! The perfect way to kick off Bike Week and enjoy Mother’s Day afternoon with your family, we will follow in the tradition of the Tweed Ride—or “Tweed Run”— started in London, England. A fun, casual, social ride, participants will come dressed in traditional tweed, seersucker or similar attire, and are encouraged to bring along their vintage bicycles, though any bicycle is welcomed! Kids 12 and under ride free!

    We will meet in the pedestrian plaza behind Thorne’s Market at 2:30 PM, and will set off on a leisurely paced, family-friendly ride along Northampton’s bicycle trail network, ending at Look Park. There, Sweet Spoken will serve light refreshments, similar to an afternoon tea. Riders will be able to have their portraits taken with their vintage attire and bikes, and we’ll have live music to enjoy as we socialize.

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

    Register at: https://www.bikereg.com/tweedride

    Please check out our Sweet Spoken Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sweetspoken for more Tweed Ride inspiration, and consider joining our Tweed Ride “Event” on Facebook for more updates!

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  24. April 10, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Whole Children holds race and carnival for all ages and abilities

    Whole Children is bringing some inclusive family fun to Look Park with its “Wild Goose Chase” Run and carnival on May 17. To ensure that every age and ability can get in on the fun, the running events include an age-graded start 5K race, a 1-mile run/walk, and kids races. The day isn’t all about running either! There will be a carnival including horse-drawn hay rides, face painting, live music, train rides, hula hooping, and much more. All young entrants will receive a t-shirt along with other goodies like ice cream gift certificates and, of course, medals for completing the race.

    Whole Children is a grassroots organization started by parents of children with disabilities that offers a wide range of after-school, weekend, and vacation enrichment programs for children of all ages and abilities. With over 75 classes a year, Whole Children provides everything from theater to sports programs for close to 800 families in the Valley. All of the proceeds from The Wild Goose Chase and carnival will support Whole Children’s programs, including the scholarship fund.

    Although the race is in May there are major benefits to early registration including free entry to Look Park for the first 100 families. All registered participants receive a Bueno Y Sano gift certificate, a horse-drawn wagon ride, and random drawings for more than 25 gift certificates. Emily Ayr of Massage Junkees will be on hand to give chair massages to weary runners.

    For more information call (413) 585 8010 or visit http://www.wholechildren.org

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  25. April 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Generations Camp (Memorial Day Weekend)
    May 22-25 Fri. eve to Mon pm.)2015

    Intergenerational- Grandparents and grandchildren 6-13

    Led by Rachel Gibson and Walter Cudnohufsky – skilled teachers!
    Great fun, productive and shared life memories!
    Rowe Camp and Conference center Rowe MA
    (affordable food lodging and registration inquire)

    walter Cudnohufsky

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  26. April 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    The Family Film Series at Amherst Cinema Continues!
    Join us this Saturday, April 11 for
    THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD
    http://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/king-and-mockingbird

    A beloved classic in France for 35 years, a newly restored version of The King And The Mockingbird has just been released for US audiences. A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, the film is credited by celebrated Japanese animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as inspiring the creation of their own studio, the now world-famous Studio Ghibli.

    Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical The King And The Mockingbird follows a shepherdess and a chimney sweep who seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

    Our Family Film Series screens Saturday mornings at 10am with a mix of classic, international, independent, and historically significant films great for any age. Special $5 ticket price for everyone.

    Future Family films include:
    Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” Saturday, April 18
    Charlotte’s Web – Saturday, April 25
    Ponyo – Saturday, May 2
    Howl’s Moving Castle – Saturday, May 9
    Porco Rosso – Saturday, May 16
    Spirited Away – Saturday, May 23

    Check out our website for more information, trailers, and to buy tickets
    http://www.amherstcinema.org

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  27. April 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Open Mic Nights at the Spectrum Playhouse
    Friday, April 24, 7pm
    Admission $2 / free for all performers
    “A local open mic night hosted by musician Robin O’Herin.
    Snacks and beverages available for purchase.”
    Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin St, Lee, MA

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  28. Molly Cantor said,

    April 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

    The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail
    April 25th & 26th, 10am to 5pm

    A self guided driving tour of 9 pottery studios (there will be 21 potters in all) in western MA.
    Artists will be showing and answering questions about their craft, with some studios featuring demonstrations. This event may be best suited for older children, teens and adults with an interest in art or ceramics.
    This event is free and open to the public. See http://www.apotterytrail.com for maps and information.

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  29. March 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

    We’ve got a lot of exciting events for April planned here at The Carle!

    EXHIBITS
    Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz
    March 14 – June 14, 2015
    The Carle is pleased to announce Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, a retrospective of the work of the acknowledged master Uri Shulevitz in celebration of his 80th year. Organized by Curator Emeritus, Nick Clark, the exhibition will comprise approximately 90 works surveying Shulevitz’s career as a picture-book artist and will include a selection of his independent art. Shulevitz garnered the Caldecott medal for his Fool of the World and the Flying Ship in 1969 and won Caldecott honors in 1979, 1999, and 2009—most recently for his How I Learned Geography, a poignant memoir of the trials of his early life and how a map fueled his curiosity and imagination. Working in a wide variety of media, the artist demonstrates remarkable versatility, as he interprets an equally wide range of literature. A profusely illustrated catalogue with an essay by Clark will accompany the exhibition.
    Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group.

    The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies and Other Bugs
    April 7 – August 30, 2015
    As a child, Eric Carle became very interested in small animals, a curiosity sparked by his father, who would take him on walks in the woods and fields, exploring the tiny creatures that lived there. In Eric’s own words, “I remember the excitement of lifting stones or peeling back the bark of dead trees to discover the living things that crawled, crept, and scurried about there.” In Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies, The Carle celebrates the wings, stings, and crawling things that have appeared throughout his work, ranging from allergy tab advertisements he created in the late 1960s to familiar picture book favorites including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug.

    A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston
    Through May 3, 2015
    Preston was an illustrator, designer, and craftsperson who lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. She was especially known for children’s book illustration and worked primarily for Houghton Mifflin in the teens and twenties—at the end of what is often considered the “golden age” of illustration. Among the books she illustrated were Adventures in Mother Goose Land (1920), Peggy in Her Blue Frock (1921), The Little Man with One Shoe (1921), Humpty Dumpty House (1921), The Valley of Color Days (1924), and Whistle for Good Fortune (1940).
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    PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

    For more information visit
    http://www.carlemuseum.org/Programs_Events/Upcoming

    Mister G Performs Live at The Carle!
    April 24, 2015
    11:00am and 1:00pm
    $8 (Members $7.50)
    Popular, international children’s music artist and local hero Mister G returns to The Carle for a concert! A leading figure in the children’s music world, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a former indie rocker who was awarded the first songwriting scholarship in the history of Berklee College of Music. His CDs have been named best albums of the year by People magazine, Parents magazine, Education.com, and The Washington Post. Learn more about Mister G at mistergsongs.com. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413.658.1126.

    Special Storytime: Paul Czajak and The Brothers Hilts
    April 25, 2015
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission
    Join author Paul Czajak and the award-winning illustrators, the Brothers Hilts, for a storytime as Paul reads from their new book, Seaver the Weaver, a story about a unique Spider. The Brothers Hilts will also give an illustration presentation in which they discuss their illustration style, their inspirations, and their process of creating illustrations for Seaver the Weaver.
    Book signing to follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at (413) 658-1132 or shop@carlemuseum.org.

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  30. March 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    2nd Annual Spring/Summer Women’s Clothing Consignment Sale Saturday May 2, 2015 from 8 am to 2 pm.

    St. Philip’s Episcopal Church,128 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027.

    Gently used spring and summer clothing and accessories for women. Proceeds from the sale will allow the church to continue its mission of Christian outreach and community giving. All are welcome. St. Philip’s is handicap accessible and there is ample free parking.

    For more information, please contact Betty Snow at WCCS.128MainSt.01027@gmail.com

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  31. March 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    BABY AT MY BREAST–Reflections of a Nursing Mother
    Readings and Discussion
    Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. at Grow Northampton
    Saturday, May 16, 11:00 a.m. at the Hartsbrook School, Hadley

    The author will read from her memoir, which recounts the personal journey of one nursing mother, her questions, challenges, and soul searching. The book can offer support and inspiration to new nursing mothers or nursing mothers-to-be, and fond or provocative memories to those who have been there. Discussion is invited. Moms, dads, children welcome. To learn more about the book and venues, or to schedule other readings, see cherylannelatuner.com

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  32. March 20, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Biocitizen School new course offering!

    Drawing on Nature
    art in the woods
    6 Sundays in Spring

    May 3,10,17,24,31, and June7th
    10 am.- 2 pm.
    9-12 year olds

    Robbie Heidinger 413 695 7994
    $250 includes all materials

    http://www.info@biocitizen.org

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  33. February 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Daffodil Fun Run

    Details
    We invite you to participate in the fifth annual Daffodil Fun Run on Sunday, April 26, 2015! The Daffodil Fun Run is a 5k road race (run/walk) in Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. New this year, we are partnering with Energia & 50/50 Fitness to bring even more fun! In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the thousands of daffodils that were planted throughout Amherst. After the race, there will be a FREE BBQ for all participants provided by the Amherst Pub, and live entertainment! You can register at RunReg.com or in person at Energia Fitness or 50/50 Fitness in Hadley! We are limiting participation to 1,500 runners and walkers this year, so the sooner you register the better! In addition, only those who register before April 1st will be guaranteed a FREE signature event t-shirt!

    Contact
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
    Kate Lockhart
    413-259-3345
    klockhart@chd.org

    Kendrick Park
    E Pleasant St, Amherst, MA

    The Daffodil Fun Run is a 5k run/walk that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. Afterwards there will be FREE BBQ and entertainment.

    Online Registration after April 1st: Adult $27, Student $20, Children (12 & under) $12. Day of Event: Please Note: Day-of registration will not be available if we are full! Adults $30, Students $23, Children (12 & under) $15. A $3 per person discount is available for teams, families or groups of 4 or more people.

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  34. February 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    A Genteel Tradition: The Art of Alice Bolam Preston
    Gallery exhibition at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    125 West Bay R., Amherst MA 01002
    Through May 3, 2015

    Preston was an illustrator, designer, and craftsperson who lived in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. She was especially known for children’s book illustration and worked primarily for Houghton Mifflin in the teens and twenties—at the end of what is often considered the “golden age” of illustration. Among the books she illustrated were Adventures in Mother Goose Land (1920), Peggy in Her Blue Frock (1921), The Little Man with One Shoe (1921), Humpty Dumpty House (1921), The Valley of Color Days (1924), and Whistle for Good Fortune (1940).

    Visit our webpage below for more details or call the museum at (413) 658-1100.

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  35. January 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    PRESCHOOL STORYTIME WITH LUNA
    Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St, Hadley (at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Middle Street)
    Every Tuesday throughout the year between 10:00- 11:00 AM. We offer a dynamic and vibrant storytime! You may see an improvised puppet show, play a silly game, hear a story, or dance! We always offer a unique art project. Adult participation is expected. We provide a healthy snack as well as a fun, flexible and friendly place to make friends! No sign up necessary- just come! Free! for more information call 584-7451

    LUNATUNES: LAPTIME FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
    Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle St, Hadley (at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Middle Street)
    Every Thursday throughout the year between 10:00- 11:00 AM. Join Luna in a circle on the floor with your littlest Sweeties! We will sing A-B-C-D and Twinkle-Twinkle Little Star, among other well-loved favorites. We will learn traditonal nursry rhymes and simple finger-play stories and songs. Sometimes we will play musical instruments and have a “Noisy Parade”! This is a gentle introduction to how GREAT the library is and how much fun it is to make music together. Parent participation is key. Fun for all is guaranteed! FREE! For more information call 584-7451

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  36. January 8, 2015 at 8:52 am

    TOT SHABBAT & Tot Sha-potluck at Beit Ahavah!
    A wonderful, musical hour welcoming the Sabbath & holidays
    for families of kids ages 0-6
    Once a month on Friday eve:
    Feb 6, March 6, April 17, May 1, June 5
    5:15-5:45 p.m. service followed by a relaxing Shabbat dinner

    * led by MARLENE RACHELLE with RABBI RIQI KOSOVSKE
    * healthy Kids’ Kiddush & veggie potluck dinner (no nuts, pizza provided),
    parents shmooze, kids eat and play
    * we welcome interfaith families, GLBTQ families, nursing moms, siblings of all ages, grandparents & special people, new members, first timers, and friends
    * super fun
    * an intimate, caring community to support you
    * grow with us & your children!

    Tot Shabbat is held at 130 Pine Street in Florence. Please visit us at http://www.beitahavah.org, info@beitahavah.org or call 413-587-3770.
    Beit Ahavah ~ The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton

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