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  1. July 16, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Friday, July 19, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-SUMMER-Potluck & Popsicles! Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine Street, Florence. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. All welcome.

    The magical, monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath led by Marlene Rachelle, for families especially with kids 0-7 & their friends.

    Followed by Tot Sha-potluck vegetarian dinner (no nuts; cheese pizza provided). SPECIAL SUMMER DATES: FRIDAY, JULY 19 & FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:15 p.m.

    Co-sponsored by PJ Library of Jewish Federation of Western MA and major funding by Harold Grinspoon Foundation Family grant.
    HAPPY SUMMER!

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/830710893970753/ for more info and to share with community.

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  2. July 12, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Paper Zoo at Historic Northampton

    Who says important historical figures have to be human? Create a paper version of some of Northampton’s most important (and furriest) residents while learning about how they shaped our history. Children and their caretakers will also search for animals in the exhibit, and do hands on activities.

    July 18, 10-11:30am
    0-8 years old
    Contact:
    Historic Northampton
    info@historicnorthampton.org
    (413) 584-6011

    Location:
    46 Bridge St. Northampton, MA

    Cost:
    Free

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  3. July 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Silk Saturday at Historic Northampton

    Explore the world of the Northampton caterpillar! Touch, feed, sketch, and learn about silk moth caterpillars native to Northampton in Historic Northampton’s garden. Then, visit the exhibit and see a special display of clothing and objects related to the 19th century silk industry in Northampton. Unravel a cocoon while unraveling the past!

    July 20, 10-11:30am
    3-12 years old
    Contact:
    Historic Northampton
    info@historicnorthampton.org
    (413) 584-6011

    Location:
    46 Bridge St. Northampton, MA

    Cost:
    Free

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  4. July 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Celebrate National Moth Week & Nighttime Pollinators at the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Windsor, MA

    Tuesday July 23rd 8-10pm

    Nighttime viewing and identification of moths on illuminated screens plus moth stories around the campfire & marshmallows. Led by moth specialist Betsy Higgins with support from insect and bio-blitz scientist Jason Crockwell and Tamarack Hollow staff. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register/directions. Program fee: $10 per person (rain date Wednesday July 24th from 8-10pm). Family friendly. Supported by the Berkshire Taconic Foundation Central Berkshire Fund. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register (required). More info: http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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  5. July 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Upcoming Programs at the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls, MA:

    Dino Adventures – presented by Animal Adventures. Fossils, dinosaur skulls, velociraptor claws, dinosaur skin you can see & touch. Plus live animals such as monitor lizards, alligators, scorpions, birds, & snapping turtles. Friday, July 12 11:00a.m. Carnegie Library.

    Book-to-Movie Viewing and Discussion for Youth. Saturday, July 20 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Carnegie Library. Join us for a Traprock program, hosted by the Youth Advisory Committee. The event includes first reading the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Copies of the book are available through the Traprock Children’s Book Collaborative at the library. The movie Wonder will be shown, followed by the discussion. Designed for ages 10-15. Refreshments will be served.

    Puppet Show. No Strings Marionettes presents “Nick of Time.” Friday, Aug 2 10:30a.m. at Peskeomskut Park, weather permitting – bring a blanket to sit on! The show will be held inside the Carnegie Library if the weather is unpleasant. Sponsored by the Friends of Montague Public Libraries.

    All programs are FREE to you.

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  6. July 11, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Join Multi-Arts in an adventurous Time Traveling Story

    Fabrics of the East: Emily’s Dress

    What would Emily Dickinson think of our world now? In a time-traveling twist, a young girl gets too curious about Emily’s famous white dress and accidentally unleashes powerful magic that brings the poet to the present day. Together, the two must find a way to get Emily back to her own time, and along the way they discover what it means to be an artistic woman across history.

    Saturday July 20 at 2 pm

    Strong House, 67 Amity Street, Amherst

    Free admission and donations welcome.

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  7. Amy Marsters said,

    July 9, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Saturday, July 27th from 6:30-8:30 at Glendale Ridge Vineyard, come celebrate summer and the 40th Anniversary of The Northampton Survival Center!! To buy $15 advance tickets, go to 2019sunsetandvines.brownpapertickets.com. $20 tickets at the door. Kate Lorenz & The Constellations will be performing. Food trucks include the Bistro Bus, Little Trúc, Local Burgy and Chill Out. Bring your chairs, a blanket or even a picnic. Family friendly. We will also be raffling off an orange Electra Townie 7D Step-Through Women’s Bike from REI. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event and door prizes will be given out.

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  8. The Family Center of Northern Berkshire County said,

    July 9, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Family Center Summer 2019 Book Mobile
    Each child that comes at these times will be able to select a free book to keep.

    Hancock Elementary School – July 26 and August 23 10:00-10:30 am

    Mohawk Forest – July 15 and Aug. 22 11:00-11:30 am

    Clarksburg Elementary School – July 23 & Aug. 20 10:00-10:30 am

    Greylock Apartments, N. Adams – July 23 & Aug. 20 10:45-11:15 am

    Monroe Town Hall Parking Lot – July 9 and August 6 11:00 – 11:30 am

    Gabriel Abbott School in Florida – July 9 & August 6 12:00- 12:30 pm

    Cheshire Public Library – July 16 and August 13 11:00-11:30 am

    Hoosac Valley Elementary, Adams – July 18 & Aug. 12 12:00-12:30 pm

    Emma Miller School in Savoy – July 18 and Aug. 12th 1:00-1:30 pm

    Brayton Hill Apts. – July 22 and Aug. 19 3:00-3:30 pm

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  9. July 1, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Yantra Yoga – The Tibetan Yoga of Movement with Nataly Nitsche and Max Leshchenko
    July 12 – July 14, 2019
    9:30am – 12:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:30pm
    Learn the fundamentals of Yantra Yoga from authorized second and third level instructors. This course is ideal whether you are new, or you want to refresh, train or deepen your practice of Yantra Yoga.
    International Dzogchen Community Tsegyalgar East
    Vajra Hall, Buckland, MA
    Cost
    413 369-4153
    For more information about course and instructors, and to register:
    https://www.tsegyalgar.org/tsegyalgar-east/events-calendar/yantra-yoga-intro/

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  10. June 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping with Naturalist John Root
    Saturday, July 20, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    Janel Nockleby, Visitor Services Supervisor, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Program is free.
    In this presentation in the Great Hall, find out how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous plants, for harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of cultivation. Nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.

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  11. June 30, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    The Creature Teachers Presents: The Nature of My Backyard Great Hall
    Sunday, July 14
    1-2 p.m.
    Janel Nockleby, Visitor Services Supervisor, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Program is free.
    Come meet your wildlife neighbors! This popular program explores the lives of the creatures living in our own backyards. Meet some of the common animals that we encounter every day, such as porcupine, gray fox, woodchuck, flying squirrel, snapping turtle, milk snake, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.

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  12. June 30, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Kidleidoscope Story Hour
    July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    July 5: Eagles; July 12: Coyotes; July 19: Dragonflies; July 26: Skunks
    For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult.
    Janel Nockleby, Visitor Services Supervisor, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Program is free.
    Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.

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  13. June 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Junior Rangers
    July 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:30—11:30 a.m.
    For ages 8-11, with a parent or guardian.
    Janel Nockleby, Visitor Services Supervisor, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Program is free.
    Earn your Mass Parks Junior Ranger Patch! Become a Connecticut River Watershed expert and find out who lives along the Canalside Rail Trail in Turners Falls. We offer a four-part nature and history education workshop on four Mondays for children ages 8 to 11. Friends/siblings welcome. Children with a parent/guardian meet at the Discovery Center welcome desk at 10:30 am. Junior Ranger programs are FREE. Space is limited so please register at (413) 863-3221.

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  14. Historic Northampton said,

    June 28, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Storytime at Historic Northampton

    Make the past your playground! Children and their caregivers can hear a history-themed story, and then build their own version of Northampton with maps, buildings, cars, and characters from different points in Northampton’s history. Come play in Northampton’s past.

    July 11, 10am
    0-5 years old
    Contact:
    Historic Northampton
    info@historicnorthampton.org
    (413) 584-6011

    Location:
    46 Bridge St. Northampton, MA

    Cost:
    Free

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  15. June 23, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art
    Saturday, June 29
    10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Ages 6 and up. Adults and teens too!
    Janel Nockleby, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
    Program is free.
    This is the first in a series of summer programs featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. The storybook pages from The Woman who Outshone the Sun are on display in the Great Hall. Try your hand at wet-felting using an array of colorful fibers to create a fish and the river. For ages 6 and up, teens and adults too!

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  16. June 23, 2019 at 10:31 am

    One Earth: Stories, Song, and Music with John Porcino
    Saturday, June 29
    1-2 p.m.
    All ages.
    Janel Nockleby, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
    Program is free.
    Come enjoy the good life with acclaimed performer John Porcino. In the Great Hall, his One Earth program will take us on a journey of story, song, music and sound that celebrates the beauty of the natural world and the joy of spending time together there. His performances spark stories to life with warmth, humor, a playful touch of audience participation, and with a message of caring for our planet and each other. John is co-editor of the book Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope: Stories of Peace, Justice and the Environment. Program is Free.

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  17. Pamela Victor said,

    June 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! Be part of the fun as four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Saturday, July 6th at 7pm at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). Tickets: $13 online and at the door.
    For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Axolotl! Local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform alongside special guests from Boston Axolotl! Saturday, July 13th at 7pm at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). Tickets: $13 online and at the door.
    For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-13 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, July 20th at 3pm 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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    HVC Presents: Not In Charge! Join the talented group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by true stories from the cast and audience! Saturday, July 20th at 7pm at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). Tickets: $13 online and at the door.
    For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley Championship! In this competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, July 27th at 7pm at the Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). Tickets: $13 online and at the door.
    For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  18. Amy Crawley said,

    June 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Artist’s Studio Supply & Surplus Sale
    Sunday, June 23, 2019
    11am-3pm
    Knights of Columbus Hall, 47 Boltwood Walk. (Entrance next to the rear entrance of Judie’s Restaurant. Both located off the Boltwood parking lot.)

    The public is invited to attend this indoor artist’s studio supply and surplus sale. Local artists have been invited to clear out their studios and will be selling, trading, or swapping supplies and materials that they no longer use or need. Some items offered for free! Potential items may include canvases, fiber, fabric, paints, frames, easels, beads, and tools. Artists may also sell seconds or discontinued art. Engage with the artists and talk with them about their creative process. Free to attend.

    Presented by Amherst Arts Night Plus in partnership with the Amherst Center Cultural District.

    Contact: info@amherstartsnightplus.com

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2364613470253270/

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  19. June 17, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Dinoman Space!
    Westhampton Public Library
    July 1, 2pm

    “Through the solar system and beyond!”… is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens. The eight classical planets are visited and investigated—as well as Pluto, gravity, and the incredible cold of space. Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give students a truly unique view of the dinosaurs

    This show starts with a birthday for Dinoman’s goldfish. He just happens to turn 23 years old on the day of the performance; and, of course, he wants a dinosaur extinction theme party! Who wouldn’t? From here it’s onward and upward through the solar system and beyond!

    Funded by the Westhampton Cultural Council.

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  20. June 17, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Open Studio, Open House
    Prakasa Yoga & Wellness
    152 Ball Road, Goshen
    Saturday, June 22 (11am – 4pm)

    The general public is welcome to tour the studio, meet teachers, and enjoy mini ‘demo’ classes in yoga, qigong or fitness. Learn how our movement classes, holistic health coaching service, therapeutic yoga program and energy healing sessions can improve your health and wellbeing and transform your life. Locally crafted herbal products and handmade jewelry will be on sale. The studio is wheelchair accessible.
    This event if free.

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  21. Sarah Johnson said,

    June 15, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Forbes Library
    Infant Massage Class
    Saturday, July 13 at 2 PM

    This one-time introductory workshop will teach you how to massage, relax, and soothe your newborn to pre-crawling baby. All of the techniques will be demonstrated on a doll and you will practice the strokes on your own baby during the class.

    Benefits of Infant Massage:
    -Body Awareness
    -Stimulation
    -Helps to relieve the discomfort associated with gas and colic
    -Promotes the strengthening of the digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems
    -Helps to establish that special bond between parent and baby by focusing on important elements such as eye to eye and skin to skin contact
    -Helps baby to have a more restful sleep
    -Increases parents confidence and sensitivity to baby’s cues
    -Relaxes and releases tension

    Space is limited, so please call 587-1010 or email sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org to register.

    Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families since 1999. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

    For more info, visit: https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5492414

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  22. June 6, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Tuesday, June 18, 11:00a.m. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. FREE

    Summer Reading Kick-Off: Mad Science presents “Fun-damental Forces” – Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to this interactive event all about the fundamentals of moving science, including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and surprises including egg-tossing and space age rocket packs or hovercraft. This program is funded by a grant from the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Network. Call 413-863-3214 if you have any questions.

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  23. June 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    2nd Annual Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention at Hancock Shaker Village
    from Oldtone Productions “Participation is preservation”
    June 14-16, 2019
    Hancock Shaker Village
    1843 W. Housatonic Street
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

    The Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention is a family-friendly, traditionally-inspired old-time and bluegrass music gathering. Nestled in the secluded natural setting of a vast historic Shaker village, participants and appreciators of all levels are invited to jam, listen, compete, learn, pick, dance, and celebrate. Presented by Hancock Shaker Village and Oldtone Productions, this is a rich immersive weekend that preserves the rich old-time music culture on stage, in the barns, by the fields, and under the trees. The perfect weekend to escape daily life and let the music seep in.

    Music and workshops from Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen.
    Camping available.
    Film Screening Friday night.
    Picking/Jamming encouraged all weekend long.
    Band and instrument contests,
    Saturday square dance called by Alex Kramer,
    Gospel performance on Sunday,
    Hancock Shaker Village demonstrations and workshops available for participants.

    Tickets and info: https://hancockshakervillage.org/whats-new/northeast-fiddlers-convention/

    Contest sign up and info: https://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com/northeast-fiddlers-convention
    Down Hill Strugglers: http://downhillstrugglers.blogspot.com/
    FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512892708840620/
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjHTXZZDPmc

    For more information contact beth@oldtonemusicfestival.com, 413 429 1176

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  24. June 4, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Dog Health, Safety, and First Aid
    June 10, 6:30pm Westhampton Public Library

    With our furry friends being outside more this time of year (and even joining us on vacation!) it helps to know how to keep them safe. Barbara of the Barking Basement in Westhampton will talk about Dog Health, Safety and First Aid. All are welcome to learn about how to care for their pets in the warmer weather.

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  25. June 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Fire Engine Storywalk
    June 8, 10am
    Westhampton Public Library

    Join us as we welcome the Westhampton Fire Department who will be bringing a fire engine to the library for storywalk fun! Enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Featured book: “Fireman Small” by Wong Herbert Yee. Snacks and prizes, rain or shine.

    Sponsored by the Hampshire Regional Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant.

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  26. May 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Postpartum Resource Round-up

    6-7:30 Thursday, June 13
    Free Drop-in Info Fair at Cooley Dickinson Center for Midwifery Community Room (the Yellow House). Northampton

    Come learn about local resources for parents of new babies including:
    • Postpartum Doula Care
    • Emotional Support
    • Home Visitors
    • Acupuncture
    • Peer Support Groups
    • Postpartum Yoga
    • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

    Babes in arms, and older siblings welcome.

    FREE!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/313085479316781/

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  27. May 30, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Yantra Yoga – The Tibetan Yoga of Movement with Nataly Nitsche and Max Leshchenko
    July 12 – July 14, 2019
    9:30am – 12:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:30pm
    Learn the fundamentals of Yantra Yoga from authorized second and third level instructors. This course is ideal whether you are new, or you want to refresh, train or deepen your practice of Yantra Yoga.
    International Dzogchen Community Tsegyalgar East
    Vajra Hall, Buckland, MA
    Cost
    413 369-4153
    For more information about course and instructors, and to register:
    https://www.tsegyalgar.org/tsegyalgar-east/events-calendar/yantra-yoga-intro/

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  28. May 30, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Meditations of the Heart with Lynn Newdome
    June 8, 2019
    10:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 4:30pm
    Workshop focuses on the “Bodhisattva” practices of getting in touch with our nature of compassion.
    Open to new and experienced meditators.
    International Dzogchen Community Tsegyalgar East
    18 Schoolhouse Road Conway, MA
    413 369 4153
    Cost
    For more information and to register: https://www.tsegyalgar.org/tsegyalgar-east/events-calendar/lynn-newdome2/

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  29. May 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Workshop for Young Sound Artists and Podcasters
    Thursday, June 27, 2019
    3:15pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Children’s and Young Adult Dept.

    For teen sound enthusiasts of all skill levels: learn how to record and edit audio! Make a piece of sound art or start a podcast! Recording equipment is provided, but feel free to bring a smartphone or tablet if you have one.

    Sign up required. Visit us at the Young Adult and Children’s Desk, call (413) 587-1010 or email csieh@forbeslibrary.org.

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4866425

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  30. May 29, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Summer Reading Blastoff Party

    Saturday, June 29, 2019
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    All Ages
    Forbes Library Lawn

    We’re launching into orbit on Saturday, June 29th, with a Blastoff Party running from 10am to 1pm. Kids and teens can stop by Ground Control to sign up for Summer Reading, visit the Space Sounds Station to listen to records and make some extraterrestrial noise, and go on a writing adventure with Forbes Writer in Residence Art Middleton. The day will also feature face painting, a professional hula hooper, an astrologer, a performance by the Ukulele Strum Group, and the opportunity to contribute to the Forbes Library 125th anniversary time capsule!

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5422813

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  31. May 29, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Connecticut River Conservancy’s River Celebration
    Saturday, June 15
    9:30am – 2pm
    Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club, Springfield, MA

    Family-friendly community event – all are welcome! Enjoy a day on the river with awesome excursions, activity booths, delicious local lunch, the Bud Foster awards ceremony, and engaging speakers.

    Cost (includes lunch) $15/person, under 12 FREE

    Details & tickets at http://www.ctriver.org/celebration

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  32. Anne said,

    May 29, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Cost HS Ice Skating Fri 1130am to 120pm Amherst

    All Families are Welcome
    UMASS Mullins Center Amherst

    Homeschool Ice Skating Cost for $6 per child/teen
    Credit Cards, Cash and Checks accepted $6 per child/teen,
    Rentals free and their guardians skates for free

    May 2019

    5/31/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School 11:30 AM-1:20 PM

    Last Ice skating session for families till September 2019

    You need to feed the meter with coins or pay by cell https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile
    Parking in front or in back of Mullins Center Building. Cost of meter is $1.50 per hour or $3.00 for two hours of ice skating.
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/…/home-school-skating-informat…
    If you bring a new skater, suggest wearing snow pants. Just makes falling more comfortable. We have had days were it has been cold at the rink. So, you might want to bring mittens or gloves for younger skaters.
    You can bring clean buckets without the metal holding ring for new skaters.
    Check lost and found if you come often.
    Please Bring your own water and snacks. The vending machines do not always work.
    Have lots of fun!
    Thanks,
    Anne

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  33. Anne said,

    May 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Preschool OPEN GYM is marked in bold (Thursdays 11:30 – 12:30). The cost is $10/child. There is NO OPEN GYM in the summer.

    Homeschoolers welcome

    Hampshire Gymnastics School
    461 West Street
    Amherst, MA 01002
    413.256.6990
    contact@hampshiregymnastics.com

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  34. Stacey Price said,

    May 28, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Dakin Humane Society’s Barks & Brews, will return to Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton, MA on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm, with a special VIP preview hour starting at 12:00pm. This event is for ages 21+.

    Dogs and their humans will enjoy even more activities at Barks & Brews this year including!

    In 2017 and 2018, this event sold out in just two weeks, bringing in more than $33,000 each year in support of Dakin’s animals in need.

    For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.dakinhumane.org/barks-brews.html

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  35. May 27, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! Be part of the fun as four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Saturday, June 1st at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: The Thing Is… Local favorites The Ha-Ha’s present a format that brings inanimate objects to life! Saturday, June 8th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-13 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, June 15th at 3pm 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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    HVC Presents: Not In Charge! Join the talented group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life stories! Saturday, June 18th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, June 22nd at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    HVC Presents: The Majesters! West Springfield’s musical improv sensation kicks off their summer season for one night in Hadley! Saturday, June 29th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  36. May 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Hilltown Land Trust is hosting a guided vigorous hike through this property with forester Lincoln Fish to learn more about the property, forestry and bird habitat. We will visit a location in the woods that will be managed in the fall to stimulate new tree and plant growth for bird habitat.

    This hike is scheduled for 3 hours, we will be hiking for over 3 miles there and back. The difficulty level of this hike is medium to high. If you own walking poles, bring them! Please remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes and also bring water, bug repellent, and a snack.

    FREE, donations gratefully accepted.

    Preregistration required by emailing HLTlandsteward@thetrustees.org or calling 413-628-4485 ext 4.

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  37. Charter Days said,

    May 23, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Granby Charter Days
    You are invited to Granby Charter Days, a three-day community festival celebrating the actual birthday of Granby, Ma, incorporated 251 years ago. The festival takes place June 14-16, 2019 at Dufresne Park recreation area, Route 202, Granby. Alden Credit Union is proud to be the presenting sponsor. The celebration includes live bands such as Trailer Trash, King Kountry, Moose & The High Tops and The Side Effects. There will be tractor-truck-and-oxen pulls, a police department pancake breakfast, a fishing derby, a run, an American Legion beer tent, amusement rides, helicopter rides, a live volunteer militia encampment, all kinds of food and fun for the whole family.

    http://granbycharterdays.com

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  38. Janet Couch said,

    May 22, 2019 at 9:13 am

    16th Annual All-4-Kids Spring/Summer Sale Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (1/2 price sale) at Williston’s Lossone Hockey Rink, 22 Greenwood Court, Easthampton.

    1000’s of quality items for infants thru young teens, including Spring/Summer Clothing, Baby gear, Footwear, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Games, Furniture, & Outdoor & Sports Equipment; ALSO Maternity and Nursing clothes. Cash and debit/credit cards accepted.

    More info at http://www.sites.google.com/site/all4kidseasthampton or on Facebook at all4kidseasthampton.

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  39. May 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    HOPS AND POTS IS HERE!
    Studio Potter – a non-profit in nearby Easthampton is pleased to announce HOPS & POTS on July 27! Our annual community fundraiser in partnership with Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour! With local beer, food, music, games, and pottery prizes from local artists. Tickets are cheap! Come out and have some fun for a good cause!

    https://studiopotter.org/hopspots-2019

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  40. Mandy Gerry said,

    May 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    REGULAR FREE SUMMER PLAYGROUPS IN NORTHAMPTON & EASTHAMPTON!!

    Mark your calendars!

    Play together and play together often! Outdoors and indoors opportunities! The Northampton Parents Center, Easthampton Family Center, and the Friday Hadley Playgroup find ways to continue the fun during the summertime. We’d love to see you there!

    –EASTHAMPTON —
    TUESDAYS, 9:30-11:30 in June, July, August — Nonotuck Park

    –NORTHAMPTON —
    WEDNESDAYS, 9:30-11:00 in June, July, August — YMCA playground
    FRIDAYS, 9:30-11:00 from June 21 to August 16 — INDOOR playgroup at Bridge Street School

    For more information, please call Mandy or Erika at 413-587-1471 and also check our website for a copy of the current summer playgroup schedule: northamptonfamilies.com/summer-playgroups.html

    Sponsored by the Northampton/Hadley Family Connection, a CFCE grant funded by the Massachusetts Dept of Early Education & Care.

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  41. Pamela Smith said,

    May 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    PARENT CAFE SERIES in Northampton —
    Thursdays May 16, 23, and 30 from 5:30-7:00

    Childcare and a lovely supper will be provided for free!

    Being a great parent is part natural & part learned … what is a Parent Café?

    We all need help sometimes. At the Parent Café we share information and ideas that help us take care of ourselves, build strong relationships with our kids and raise children who thrive. Together we can talk about the challenges of parenting and build the resilience we need to be good parents. We will create a community that supports us in keeping our children safe and our families strong!

    Where: Bridge Street School, 2 Parsons St. Northampton
    When: Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 – May 16, 23 and 30

    This event is open to parents with young children

    Please RSVP: call the Early Childhood Office at 587-1471 or e-mail Mandy Gerry at mgerry@northampton-k12.us to let us know you’re coming, and to ask any questions

    The Café is sponsored by the by Northampton/Hadley Family Connection (CFCE), funded by a grant through the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

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  42. May 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    This Tuesday evening, May 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.!
    NAVA TEHILA CONCERT for Peace & Healing: “V’AHAVT – And You Shall Love,” with the incredible Nava Tehila Ensemble – Daphna Rosenberg and Yoel Sykes from Jerusalem.

    Held in the beautiful sanctuary at Beit Ahavah/Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine Street, Florence. Sample their uplifting, original music and videos here: “Oseh Shalom” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RVCJxfEn1Y4

    Donations at the door $10-20. CD’s will be for sale. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All welcome. More information HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2179321519045461

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  43. May 9, 2019 at 10:40 am

    ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW
    The public is invited to attend the Annual Classic Car Show at The American Inn on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place on the grounds of The American Inn at One Sawmill Park, 802 College Highway, in Southwick, MA. The event will include lots of Classic Cars, local vendors including the Hot Oven Cookies Food Truck and the Westfield River Brewing Company beer truck. There will be a 50/50 raffle and grill, and classic music provided by MKM Productions. Everyone is welcome to this fun family-friendly event.

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  44. Anne said,

    May 7, 2019 at 9:25 am

    No HS Ice Skating at Mullins Ctr Amherst this Friday, May 10 at 11:30am

    Expect Heavy Traffic, Delays During UMass Amherst Commencement Weekend May 9-11
    The public should expect heavy traffic, some road closures and delays getting to and from the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus due to commencement activities from Thursday, May 9 through Saturday May 11.

    https://www.umass.edu/commencement/

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  45. May 6, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Back by popular demand, The “famous” Fort Carolers will perform original songs from The Sound of Music on Mother’s Day from 11:30 to 3:30. Three menus include a Mother’s Day Menu with Lobster Rolls, Cast-Iron Seared Swordfish, Seared Scallops, French Toast and Pistachio Crusted Cod; a special Maifest Menu, available all month long; and The Fort’s regular menu too.
    Reservations: 413-734-7475 or online at student prince.com
    Please note: The Fort Carolers will perform original songs from The Sound of Music on these dates: May 10-12 and May 16-18.

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  46. May 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Northampton Community Music Center presents Mr. Liam & Friends
    June 22, 2019
    11:00am
    $5; Museum Admission extra. Ticket sales begin at 10:30am; no advance sales. Limited seating; early arrival recommended.

    Mr. Liam & Friends present an energetic show filled with drums, ukulele, puppets, and comedy as he plays old favorites and silly parodies!

    Mr. Liam (Liam Hurley) is proud to make the Pioneer Valley his new home after many years in NYC. He is one half of the popular kids’ music duo The Big Littles and the former drummer for Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band.

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  47. May 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    An Introduction to Visual Thinking Strategies
    June 21, 2019
    9:30am – 1:30pm
    $50 (Members $42.50)

    (4 PDPs) Learn about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), the principles of which guide the educational programming at the Museum. Designed as a way of teaching viewers to find meaning and pleasure in works of art, these strategies are based on the work of cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator, Philip Yenawine. Participants will be introduced to Housen’s theory of aesthetic development, discuss and analyze the strategies, experiment with the method in small groups, and discuss ways in which these strategies can enhance teaching and reinforce the state standards in Language Arts.
    Instructor: Courtney Waring

    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  48. May 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Gallery Talk with Peter Sís
    June 16, 2019
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Join award-winning artist Peter Sís for a gallery talk in his exhibition The Picture Book Odyssey of Peter Sís. A book signing will follow 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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  49. May 2, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Make a Book!
    June 11, 2019
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    $25 (Members $21.25)

    Adult workshop, ages 16 and up.
    Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop to create your own hand-made sketchbook, notebook, or journal using found, hand-painted, and recycled papers. Learn how to bind and cover books using the signature stitch and stab binding technique.

    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  50. May 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    The Invisible Art of Children’s Book Design with Carol Goldenberg
    May 25, 2019
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Many people express surprise when told that all books, including those for children, are designed. Yet, this is an appropriate response, as book design and typography are at their most successful when not immediately apparent to the reader. Award-winning book designer Carol Goldenberg likes to call this “invisible art.” Using examples from a long career designing many Caldecott-winning picture books for children, Goldenberg will take participants through the complex process of designing a book, from manuscript to the printed edition.

    Carol Goldenberg designed five Caldecott Medal picture books and two Caldecott Honor books. She studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has a freelance book design business in Newton, MA.

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  51. May 2, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Book Share & Tell
    May 19, 2019
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Students from neighboring Wildwood and Fort River Elementary Schools will share their favorite picture books, early readers, and middle grade books from the 2018-2019 school year.

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  52. May 2, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Meet David Small
    May 18, 2019
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Recommended for ages 16 and up
    Meet author-illustrator David Small as he talks about his graphic novel, Home After Dark. Small’s first graphic novel since his best-selling and award-winning memoir, Stitches, Home After Dark delves into the impact of adolescence devoid of positive male models and the often-murky moral decisions boys must make at school, around their community, and inside the home.

    David Small, author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, two Caldecott Honors, the Christopher Medal, the E. B. White Award, and is a National Book Award Finalist. He and his wife, author Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan.

    Book signing to follow 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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  53. May 2, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Homeschool Workshop: Experiments in Printmaking
    May 16, 2019
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    $16 (Members $13.60)

    Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult
    Create a series of prints in this facilitated program designed to introduce printmaking techniques including collagraph, monotype, and stenciling. Maximum number of children per adult is 3, cost is per child, accompanying adults are free and invited to join.

    See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/youth-families

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  54. May 2, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    How Picture Books Work with illustrator Claudia Rueda
    May 13, 2019
    10:00am – 4:30pm
    $90 (Members $76.50)

    Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
    How do you sketch a picture book idea? How do you write a story that is told both with words and images? Join picture book author and New York Times bestselling illustrator Claudia Rueda in this intensive six-hour workshop. You’ll explore the most important elements of visual writing and learn how to plan a picture book by using a storyboard and building a picture book dummy.
    Please bring a bag lunch.
    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  55. May 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Special Storytime: Matt Phelan, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and Jane Yolen
    May 11, 2019
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum admission

    A Kite for Moon, co-written by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and illustrated by award winning artist Matt Phelan, tells the heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon. Dedicated to Neil Armstrong, this book pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first US moon landing. After the storytime, guests will create their own flying kites, machines, and orbiting planets to add to Bobbie’s Meadow.

    Book signing to follow 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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  56. May 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Special Storytime: Perrin Hendrick
    May 5, 2019
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Discover a farm like no other in Perrin Hendrick’s debut picture book, This Is the Farm. From a sea-faring goat to a space-bound sheep, guests will delight in this whimsical story of wondrous animals and their fantastic adventures.

    Book signing to follow 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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  57. May 2, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Special Storytime: Ashley Benham Yazdani
    May 4, 2019
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    The Carle is thrilled to welcome former Trinkett Clark intern and author/illustrator Ashley Benham Yazdani for her debut picture book, A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park. Journey back to 1858 and learn about the visionaries who transformed a barren swampland into New York City’s Central Park, a green gift for everyone.

    Book signing to follow 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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  58. May 2, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    William Steig’s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    May 4 – December 1, 2019

    Come see the latest exhibition at The Carle!

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble has held a special place in readers’ hearts for 50 years. Contemporary illustrators often cite the bok as their greatest childhood influence. The Carle is fortunate to have in its permanent collection Steig’s preliminary sketches, story boards, and dummy books related to the seminal publication, thanks to the generosity of Jeanne Steig who donated over 1,000 artworks by her late husband. The artist’s daughter Maggie Steig is lending the original published illustrations along with her father’s paints, tools, personal family photographs, and his prized Caldecott Medal. The Carle designed a charming tableau vivant of Steig’s picnic scene–including a “Sylvester boulder”–to engage visitors of all ages.

    This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

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  59. Lisa Berry said,

    April 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Wildwood Elementary School TAG SALE and CAR WASH with bake sale and games for the kids! Saturday, 5/4/19 from 9-1, Raindate Sunday 5/5. Please join us and support our public schools!

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  60. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Workshop for Young Sound Artists and Podcasters

    Wednesday, May 23, 2019
    3:15pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Community Room

    For teen sound enthusiasts of all skill levels: learn how to record and edit audio! Make a piece of sound art or start a podcast! Recording equipment is provided, but feel free to bring a smartphone or tablet if you have one.

    Sign up required: email csieh@forbeslibrary.org or call 413-587-1010. For more information visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4866427?hs=a

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  61. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:26 am

    The Eric Carle Museum visits Comics Club!

    Thursday, May 9, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Community Room

    This month’s meeting is a comic book making collaboration with Forbes Zine Club and the Eric Carle Museum! Intended for elementary and tween readers.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4866409?hs=a or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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  62. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Montessori Comes to Your Library

    Friday, May 10, 2019
    10:00am – 11:00am
    Forbes Library Children’s Department

    Join us on the second Friday of every month for an hour of Montessori activities, led by Laura Frogameni of the Montessori School of Northampton. This guided exploration of Montessori materials and lessons is fun for ages 0-6 and gives curious parents the chance to ask questions.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5230332?hs=a or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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  63. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Writing Club

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Children’s Department

    Are you an aspiring writer? Join us at the tables past the fish tanks. We’ll warm up with a few writing prompts, have some snacks, and get writing! If you feel comfortable sharing your work, we’ll have time for that at the end of the meeting. Feel free to bring writing projects you’re currently working on! For writers ages 8 and up.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5081544?hs=a or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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  64. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Baby Sign Language Class

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    2:00pm – 3:30pm
    Forbes Library Community Room

    Review research and benefits, learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started right away.

    Benefits of Baby Sign Language:
    -Reduces frustration for everyone
    -Gives babies the ability to express themselves before they can speak
    -Accelerates babies’ development of speech
    -Enhances early literacy skills
    -Can be more content
    -Deepens bonding

    Sheryl White of Baby Kneads has been teaching programs and working with families since 1999. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Baby Signer, Reiki Master and mother of three. Her role in these classes is to facilitate and help strengthen the connection between infant and caregiver through early communication.

    Space is limited, so please call 587-1010 or email sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org to register.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5238981?hs=a

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  65. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 27, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Kids’ Book Club: Because of the Rabbit

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Community Room

    Join us for a chat and a snack!

    About the book: On the last night of summer, Emma and her Maine game warden father rescue a small domestic rabbit stuck in a fence; the very next day Emma starts fifth grade after years of being home schooled, excited and apprehensive about making new friends, but she is paired with Jack, a hyperactive boy, who does not seem to fit in with anyone–except that they share a love of animals, which draws them together, because of the rabbit.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5081378?hs=a or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  66. April 25, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Storysongs with Moomaw Jackson
    April 27 10am
    Westhampton Public Library

    Join us for a humorous and engaging children’s music program with story-songs and fun sing-along songs. All ages.

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  67. April 25, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Pottery Studio Open House and Pig Roast
    Saturday, May 25th.
    D. Lasser Ceramics, 6405 Route 100, Londonderry VT

    Come check out colorful & functional pottery at the Lasser Ceramics studio & sample tasty, free, locally raised food. Slow roasted pork, Mac and Cheese & Cole Slaw from Cherry Rail Farm. Studio Open 9:30 – 6 pm. Serving 11:30am until 2pm.
    http://www.lasserceramics.com / http://www.cherryrailfarm.com

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  68. April 25, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Guyette Farm Earth Day Celebration!
    Saturday, April 27
    10am-12pm
    Plainfield
    Free and open to all

    Join Franklin Land Trust Board and Staff members for an Earth Day celebration at Guyette Farm. Take home a free tree to plant in your yard, build a blue bird box to attract more birds to your neighborhood, and go for a hike on the Guyette Farm nature trails. Come prepared to be outside! Light refreshments will be served. Kids and families welcome. RSVP Requested.

    To RSVP and get directions email info@franklinlandtrust.org or call (413) 625 9151.

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  69. April 24, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Maifest Block Party
    Maifest is a colorful, joyous tradition in Germany that celebrates the arrival of spring where food is plentiful and spirits flow freely. The tradition unfolds in Springfield, MA with the Maifest Block Party on May 17 & 18, presented by The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant at 8 Fort Street. The two-day event will take place outdoors on Fort Street and inside the restaurant. A generous portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Rays of Hope and its mission to find a cure for breast cancer. The event kicks off on Friday, May 17 with the Ceremony of Maifest and the tapping of the ceremonial keg. Live music on Friday includes the Berkshire Mountain Wanderers from 5-6 and the Right On Band from 7-10:30. On Saturday, Kyle Langlois performs from 5-6:30 and Unforgettable Fire is on stage from 7-11. Admission is $20. Tickets available at the gate and online at: https://www.studentprince.com. Must be 21 to drink. Guests are encouraged to wear pink to show support for Rays of Hope! And check out the amazing Maifest menu throughout May!

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  70. April 19, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s Arbor Day FEST Sunday April 28th 1-3pm at Heartsong Yoga
    264 N. Main St East Longmeadow featuring Caribbean music w/ Trio Candela & Cuban dance w/ Miguel Periche with Daniel Cohen, Aimee Gelinas, Juan Basillio-Sanchez, Chris Hairston & “Zubie” on flute plus drumming w/ the Valley Rhythm Keepers, youth tree art exhibit & tree activities w/ Tamarack Hollow, Boreal forest slideshow w/ Director Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, Tree yoga demos w/ Heartsong yoga staff, Tamarack Hollow Trading Nature / Craft / Percussion Marketplace plus a silent auction, chili lunch, bake sale + White Pine tree tea tasting. This is a family friendly event – all ages welcome. White Pine tree sapling with $10+ donations (while supplies last). $10 – 20+ suggested donation (youth 12 & under FREE)
    Purchase pre-sale tickets / make a donation via our website or donate at the door. Event proceeds go to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, a tax-exempt non-profit educational organization conserving a rare, high elevation spruce-fir boreal forest, providing environmental & cultural programming for all ages & preparing to build a sustainable nature center in Windsor, MA.
    Email: aimee@gaiaroots.com for info or to volunteer
    “Like” us on Facebook/Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center
    “RSVP” on Facebook/Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center Arbor Day Fest
    “Inspiring environmental & cultural awareness, appreciation & stewardship” http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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  71. April 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! Be part of the fun as four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Saturday, May 4th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Kornfeld & Andrews! Local favorites The Ha-Ha’s are joined by renowned NYC Improv Duo Kornfeld & Andrews. Saturday, May 11th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, May 18th at 3pm 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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    HVC Presents: Not In Charge! Join the talented group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life stories! Saturday, May 18th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, May 25th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  72. April 10, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Art To End Hunger: A Passover-inspired program for ages 8-12
    Thursday April 25th, 5:15pm-6:45pm

    Art Always
    221 Pine St, #314
    Florence, MA

    $10 per child. Registration required as spots are limited.
    https://arttoendhunger.brownpapertickets.com

    Contact Rachel at PJLibrary@jewishwesternmass.org with questions.

    The Passover story reminds us to take only what we need- a vital concept to reducing food insecurity and food waste. PJ Our Way is partnering with Rachel’s Table and Art Always on Art to End Hunger where 8-12 year olds will make upcycled art inspired by these issues, and help Rachel’s Table relieve hunger in our community.

    Participants can choose to submit their art to a Juried art show with prizes presented on May 22 at Sinai Temple during Rachel’s Table’s Bountiful Bowls gala, where funds raised will support their efforts to donate more than 400,000 pounds of food to more than 40 agencies each year.

    Join us to make art, explore the Jewish concept of taking only what you need, and do your part to help reduce food waste and food insecurity in the Pioneer Valley!

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  73. Westhampton Public Library said,

    April 10, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Storysongs with Moomaw Jackson
    April 27, 10am
    Westhampton Public Library

    Join us for a humorous and engaging children’s music program with story-songs and fun sing-along songs. All ages.

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  74. Westhampton Public Library said,

    April 10, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Harry Potter Spelling Bee
    April 25, 6pm
    Westhampton Public Library

    How well do you know your Harry Potter? This program is a fun way for kids and adults to test their Harry Potter knowledge and have fun spelling. All ages are welcome.

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  75. April 9, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Family Literacy Nights at Abbott Memorial School in Florida. Thursday, April 11 and 25 from 4:00-5:00 pm Join us for two evenings of reading and fun with books at Abbott Memorial Preschool. The event will be in the cafeteria of Abbott Memorial School, 56 North County Road. Activities are appropriate for families with children ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

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  76. April 9, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Touch a Truck Wednesday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Where: The Parking lot behind The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. Touch a Truck is an annual free, fun community event for the whole family. Featuring big trucks and vehicles to explore. Children will have a chance to see and learn about a fire truck, police car and ambulance. Other vehicles to explore will be a school bus, tractors and construction vehicles

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  77. April 8, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Easter Sunday Dinner at The Student Prince & The Fort Restaurant

    Enjoy your Easter Sunday Dinner out this year on April 21 from 11 to 6 at The Student Prince and The Fort Restaurant, 8 Fort Street, Springfield, MA. The restaurant is hosting a traditional Easter celebration. Start with appetizers such as potato pancakes, giant German pretzels or camembert cheese. Dinner entrees include the regular menu, plus Braised Lamb or Pork Shanks, Bockwurst, BBQ Lamb Ribs, Jagerschnitzel, Goulash, the Wurstplatte with a assortment of sausages, a stew called Geschnetzeltes, salmon, a smoked pork chop called Kassler Rippchen, and of course, a variety of Schnitzels, and there’s dessert!
    Call 413-734-7475 for reservations.

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  78. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 6, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Teen Writing Workshop
    Friday April 26, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Free!
    Forbes Library Children’s Dept.

    Do you write poetry or short stories? Adventure, romance, comedy or sci-fi? Do you want help with revisions or do you want to try something totally new? Then bring your rough drafts and empty notebooks to Forbes. Drop in on Fridays for funky creative prompts and space to write!

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5243927?hs=a or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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  79. Sarah Johnson said,

    April 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Teen Book Club
    April 18, 2019 from 3:30-4:15-Free!
    Forbes Library Children’s Dept.
    Community Room

    Come for a chat and a snack! This month, we’ll be reading Internment, by Samira Ahmed.

    About the book:

    “Rebellions are built on hope.

    Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

    With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

    Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.”

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4875819?hs=a, call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  80. April 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Special Storytime: Books in Translation
    April 30, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    10:30am – 11:00am
    Free with Museum Admission

    While we can use books to travel to other places without leaving home, books themselves can also travel thanks to translators. Come find out what happens when a book leaves its home language and moves into another. This special storytime, facilitated by UMass students in the Practicing Literary Translation course, aims to cultivate an awareness of literary translation.

    This program is offered in conjunction with the annual celebration of Día. Also known as El día de los niños/ El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), Día is a nationally recognized initiative committed to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.

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  81. April 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Comic Workshop with artists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik
    April 28, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    $35 (Members $29.75)

    Ages 9-14, drop-off program
    Join comic artists Dan Nott and Daryl Seitchik in a workshop designed to celebrate creativity and the exhibition Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age. Using the artwork in the gallery as inspiration, participants will be guided through the process of crafting characters, environments and stories to create their own page of finished comics.

    See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/youth-families

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  82. April 5, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Meet Jerry Craft
    April 27, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Meet author-illustrator Jerry Craft as he talks about his book, New Kid, a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real. Craft will also talk about his journey from self-publishing to mainstream publishing.

    Jerry Craft is an author-illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. Jerry is the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning syndicated comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards, and is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival.

    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. April 5, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Special Storytime with Jamie L. B. Deenihan
    April 20, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Jamie L. B. Deenihan’s debut picture book, When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree, is a clever story celebrating the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community…and putting down the electronic devices for just a while. Join us for this special storytime as we celebrate this book’s birthday, and also the author’s!

    Book signing to follow 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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  84. April 5, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Book signing with Jarrett Krosoczka
    April 20, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    12:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    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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  85. April 5, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Special Storytime: Susan Verde
    April 19, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    10:30am
    Free with Museum Admission

    Author Susan Verde’s I Am Human shows it’s okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or saying “I’m sorry.” Verde will lead a guided meditation in Bobbie’s Meadow after the storytime.

    Book signing to follow 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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  86. April 5, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Books before Bedtime PJ Party
    April 18, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Come see the Eric Carle Makes a Book exhibition in your PJs, and don’t forget to bring along your favorite stuffed animal! In addition to bookmaking, storytime, films, and milk and cookies, guests can get drawings of their stuffed animal by local artists. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Reservations are recommended; call 413-559-6336.

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  87. April 5, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Special Storytime: Robin Riding
    April 18, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    “Do you suppose, way down deep, there are mermaids fast asleep?” Join author Robin Riding as she reads from her new book, Mermaids Fast Asleep, a stunning and lyrical bedtime picture book that looks at how mermaids sleep in the sea. Riding’s storytime will conclude with a musical puppet show!

    Book signing to follow 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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  88. April 4, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Mass Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi
    April 17, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    11:00am
    Free with Museum Admission

    Bobbie’s Meadow
    Get a close-up look at owls and other birds of prey with Tom Ricardi, a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist, and learn about the great work being done at the Mass Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds. Then visit the exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who’s Hoo from the Museum’s Vault following the program!

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  89. April 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Special Storytime: Mordicai Gerstein
    April 16, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Join Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein as he reads from his new book, I Am Hermes!, a brilliant, hilarious graphic novel about the mischievous, fun-loving messenger of the gods. Gerstein will also discuss his creative process, give a drawing demonstration, and share original artwork.

    Book signing to follow 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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  90. April 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    The Pineapple Project
    April 16, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    11:00am
    $5 (Members $4.50)

    The Pineapple Project is an original theater piece for kids ages 3-8 and their caregivers that explores the gender creativity in all of us. Written and performed by Mal Malme and Becca A. Lewis, The Pineapple Project is an interactive thirty-minute play that is a “fun, heartfelt way to open up conversation about gender with kids and families.”

    “We learned that people can wear whatever they want and play with whatever they want and be whatever they want.” — testimonial

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  91. April 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    The 9th Annual Barbara Elleman Research Library (BERL) Lecture
    April 13, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    “…said the Mentor to the Mentee:” Notes on 40 Years in Children’s Publishing (1 PDP)
    Speaker: Neal Porter, Vice President and Publisher, Neal Porter Books

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  92. April 4, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Special Storytime: Aaron Becker
    April 6, 2019 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Join Caldecott Honor artist Aaron Becker as he reads from his new book You Are Light. an elegant ode to the phenomenon of light. Becker will discuss his creative process and invite guests to create their own light inspired art project using translucent papers. Book signing to follow 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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  93. April 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Workshop for Young Sound Artists and Podcasters
    April 25 3:15pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Children’s Dept.
    Community Room

    For teen sound enthusiasts of all skill levels: learn how to record and edit audio! Make a piece of sound art or start a podcast! Recording equipment is provided, but feel free to bring a smartphone or tablet if you have one.

    Sign up required. Visit us at the Young Adult and Children’s Desk or call (413) 587-1010.

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4866420

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  94. April 4, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Kids’ Book Club
    April 24 3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Forbes Library Children’s Dept.
    Community Room

    Join us for a snack and chat!

    Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

    About the book: A seventh-grader’s disappointing spring break is transformed by an unexpected friendship with a fellow artist, her first male friend, who claims to see the spirit of her late mother.

    Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, & School Library Journal!

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5081377

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  95. April 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    ImagArena
    April 19 1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Forbes Library Children’s Dept.
    Community Room

    An imagination experience for ages 5+!

    More than a typical building workshop, ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop, and the framework of a video game to provide an experience that engages everyone.

    To see a workshop in action, check out this ImagArena video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mhQzPnsTr4&t=9s!

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4870818

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  96. April 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Escape Room: Teens Only
    April 17 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Forbes Library Children’s’ Department

    Join us after closing time in the deserted Children’s and YA department for an escape room. The library basement will transform under challenges to test your mind and your friendships. Completely free, candy and pizza provided.

    This event is for teens. Only those ages 13-18 are eligible. Sign-ups are required. Call 413-587-1010, email ehill@forbeslibrary.org, or sign-up in person at the library.

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5230358

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  97. April 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Snackbeard Concert
    April 17 3:30pm
    Forbes Library Children’s’ Department
    Community Room

    Musical tales of pirate adventure for kids! Gold, Ghost Ships and Krakens-get yer sea legs on! Fun for ages 4-10.

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  98. Anna Sobel said,

    April 4, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    CORRECTION!
    TALKING HANDS THEATRE WILL BE AT
    GRANBY LIBRARY
    Wednesday, April 17 NOT the 16th

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  99. April 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Please join us Sunday April 7th for our 2nd annual Syrup Stampede at Look Park. Registration and check in begin at 830. Race starts at 10:00 with a 2k walk/fun run following right behind it. 50 yard dash kiddie fun run available as well. Or just come for our pancake breakfast with local maple syrup. Price $10-$35 depending on activity. Pancake breakfast included with all race registrations. All proceeds benefit Empty Arms Bereavement Support https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Florence/SyrupStampede5k

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  100. Anna Sobel said,

    April 4, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Talking Hands Theatre presents
    THE PRINCESS WHO ESCAPED FROM PIRATES
    a puppet show about how a girl from the palace finds her inner grit

    11am
    Tuesday, April 16
    FREE
    Granby Public Library
    297 East State Street
    Granby, MA
    http://www.granbylibrary.com

    talkinghandstheatre.com

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  101. Anna Sobel said,

    April 4, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Learning Our Way in the State House

    Join Pioneer Valley Mothers (and KIDS) Out Front for an insider view of our State House during school break. This event is family friendly with activities planned for younger children as well as learning opportunities for teens and adults, including the legislative priorities that Mothers Out Front is working to pass this session. We welcome families to join us!

    The day begins with a private tour. Then activity choices will include:

    -hand delivery of postcards to Speaker DeLeo

    -conversations with legislators about environmental justice, fair pricing of carbon pollution, and transitioning beyond gas to safe and healthy electric heating/cooking (for teens and adults)

    -conversations with aides about the legislative process and what it’s like

    -working at the State House (for older children, teens and adults)

    -play activities for younger children

    We have Room 428 reserved for our use.

    More on carpooling from the Pioneer Valley and other details after you register.

    Thanks!

    WHEN
    April 16, 2019 at 10:30am – 1:30pm
    WHERE
    Massachusetts State House
    24 Beacon St
    Boston, MA 02133
    United States

    RSVP to
    Tina Cornell · tina.cornell@gmail.com

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  102. April 4, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Wilderness Survival Vacation Program

    DURING APRIL SCHOOL VACATION
    Tuesday through Friday
    9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

    Conway, MA
    Ages 7 and up

    Experience the AWAKENING of Spring!

    While spending lots of time outdoors, we will

    * notice new growth all around us, while learning about edible and medicinal plants,
    * notice new birds…establishing territories.

    There is so much happening during Spring.

    By practicing nature awareness, we will learn to look deeper and through our tracking skills and the ability to be quiet in the forest, we may even see some of the young wildlife. Animals are very busy this time of year, and it is a great time to actually see wildlife.

    We will also wander and learn what to do if lost, learn basic wilderness living skills (like shelter making, fire making, cordage), and develop our ability to be comfortable in the woods. Wherever you are, there is home.

    Bonus: In the past, we’ve seen, as a group, baby foxes (kits)…maybe well see them again!

    …hanging out and making new friends…while being in the woods…practicing and learning new skills…nothing quite like it!

    All of this for $282-$306, sliding scale, for 4 days!

    $154 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration

    Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

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  103. April 4, 2019 at 9:42 am

    HOMESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
    Friday, April 12
    12-2 pm

    COME ONE; COME ALL…TO EARTHWORK PROGRAMS HOMESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

    Have you heard the buzz about Earthwork Programs’ Homeschool Programs? Have you ever been to an Open House outdoors?

    Firemaking, animal tracking, foraging for wild edibles, shelter building, knife carving…just a few of our favorite wilderness skills!

    This Open House is for families to learn about Earthwork Programs and our community, where we do these things all the time and open up a whole new way of seeing nature!

    RSVPs are requested (so we know how many are coming and if we have to cancel, we can let you know); just click RSVP now! below and you’ll receive a confirmation from us.

    RSVP: https://earthworkprograms.com/childrens-programs/heron/

    Call 413-340-1161 if you have questions.

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  104. Anne said,

    April 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Cost HS Ice Skating Fri April May 2019 11:30am to 1:20pm Mullins Ctr Amherst

    All Families are welcome to attend

    April 2019
    4/5/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    4/12/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    4/19/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    4/26/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM

    May 2019
    5/3/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/10/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/17/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/24/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM
    5/31/2019 Fri MC Rink Home School Skate 11:30 AM-1:20 PM

    Cost for $6 per child/teen (guardian skates for free)
    Credit Cards, Cash and Checks accepted $6 per child/teen,
    No cost for rentals

    You need to park at a meters in front or behind the Mullins Center.

    You need to feed the meter with coins or pay by cell https://www.umass.edu/transportation/pay-cell-parkmobile
    Parking in front or in back of Mullins Center Building. Cost of meter is $1.50 per hour or $3.00 for two hours of ice skating.
    http://www.mullinscenter.com/community-ice-rink-1/home-school-skating-information

    If you bring a new skater, suggest wearing snow pants. Just makes falling more comfortable. We have had days were it has been cold at the rink. So, you might want to bring mittens or gloves for younger skaters.

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  105. April 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    1st Annual Pawsome 5k Run/Walk to help dogs

    Dogs and their humans can walk or run to help other dogs at the 1st Annual Pawsome 5k Run/Walk, Saturday, May 11, at Alden Credit Union, 175 State Street, Belchertown, MA. Proceeds benefit Kane’s Krusade, an organization that assists elderly, unemployed, disabled, veterans and single parents with care for their dogs. Registration is from 7 to 8:15, walk is at 9. Register online at http://www.pawsome5k.com. Donation: $30 in advance, $35 at event. Sponsored by Alden Credit Union.

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  106. March 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Come see Fractured, a circus production put on by NECCA’s own year 3 students!

    This is the culmination of three years of professional education at the New England Center for Circus Arts, and these are the artists writing the next chapter of Circus in America. Revel in the nuances of acrobatic theater that is at once otherworldly and accessibly human as you forget what is possible and immerse yourself in the joy of the human spirit in motion.

    Fractured is a performance about repetition and what it sometimes takes to break free from a cycle. The performers ultimately find themselves not running in circles, but spiraling out into the fearful, inspiring, beautiful unknown.

    Dates are May 4th at 7:30pm and May 5th at 3:30. Tickets online or at the door. Prices range from $10-25
    https://www.necenterforcircusarts.org/events/fractured-protrack-graduation-show-54-55/

    Located at the New England Center for Circus Arts
    10 Town Crier Dr
    Brattleboro VT 05301
    802-254-9780
    info@necenterforcircusarts.org

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  107. March 29, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Community Matzah Bake and Maror Hunt
    Sunday, April 7
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    For all ages – Special time slots available for families with children ages 0-5. Sign up at http://tinyurl.matzah2019
    Contact Nili Simhai, nili@abundancefarm.org , (413) 584-3593
    Abundance Farm, 253 Prospect St., Northampton, MA 01060
    Free!

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  108. Elizabeth Pangburn said,

    March 29, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Pioneer Valley Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
    Saturday April 6, 2019. 7:00pm
    Free and Open to the Public
    Humans of All Ages Welcome

    Grace Episcopal Church
    Amherst, Ma

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  109. March 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! Be part of the fun as four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Saturday, April 6th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

    —–

    HVC Presents: SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED! See what happens when we pair one professional actor following a published theatrical script line-by-line with one plucky improviser doing their best to play along without having any idea what scene they’re in. Saturday, April 13th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hadley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

    —–

    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, April 20th at 3pm 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.

    —–

    HVC Presents: Not In Charge! Join the talented group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life stories! Saturday, April 20th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

    —–

    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, April 27th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  110. Mark Hart said,

    March 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    A day of deep rest for the body and mind, a day of quiet mindfulness guided by teacher Mark Hart*

    Date: April 20, form 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Place: Hitchcock Center, 845 West Street in Amherst

    Fee: $30 plus DANA

    Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQbVb1oeCram_etCDklFoHPb6L12nzMHg-AO5JlsOqtM-UIQ/viewform

    About Mark:

    Mark Hart is an outstanding educator who clearly embodies the dharma principles that he teaches. His background in Western and Eastern Religion is both wide and deep. The most striking aspect about Mark’s teaching, is how the content is not confined to the discursive message he is offering. We receive a continuous model of what life could be like if we truly respond to each moment as it is: clearly, spontaneously, and without prior expectation.

    Comment by: Scot Brackenridge, Ph.D.

    Former Visiting Assistant Professor and Instructor in Eastern Religions

    Eckerd College. Alfred University, Long Island University, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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  111. Anne said,

    March 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

    FREE SciTech Cafe Monday, March 25th at 6pm NTON

    A scientist walks into a bar…
    …and asks for two volumes of a microbially fermented brew of ethanol, polyphenols, and essential oils. The bartender says, two beers it is then.

    Monday, March 25th at 6pm
    Union Station, Northampton

    Future Foods: How Modern Science is Transforming the Way We Eat
    How does sound and color impact taste?
    Will we all have 3D food printers in our homes?
    Should nanotechnology and gene editing be used to enhance our foods?
    Would you eat bug-foods if it led to a more sustainable food supply?
    Should vegetarians eat themselves?
    Can nutraceuticals or probiotics stop cancer?
    What is the molecular basis of a tasty sustainable burger?
    About the speaker:
    Julian McClements is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts. He specializes in the areas of food biopolymers and colloids, and in particular on the development of food-based structured delivery systems for bioactive components. McClements received his Ph.D. in Food Science (1989) at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) in ultrasonic spectrometry. He then did Post-Doctoral Research at the University of Leeds, University of California (Davis) and University College Cork (Ireland). McClements is the sole author of three editions of “Food Emulsions: Principles, Practice and Techniques” (1999, 2005, 2015) and of “Nanoparticle- and Microparticle-based Delivery Systems: Encapsulation, Protection and Release of Active Components” (2014), co-author of “Advances in Food Colloids” (1996) with Prof. Eric Dickinson, and co-editor of “Developments in Acoustics and Ultrasonics”, “Understanding and Controlling the Microstructure of Complex Foods”, “Designing Functional Foods”, “Oxidation in Foods and Beverages (Volumes 1 and 2)” and “Encapsulation and Delivery Systems for Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals”.
    Bring a friend and join us as we enjoy light appetizers, lively conversations, prizes and brilliant minds. This is an inclusive, family-friendly event and people of all walks of life are invited. Admission is FREE!
    Please help us advertise (and please come!), forwarding the announcement below to any who may be interested. All are very much welcome (kids, college students, your parents). You’ll learn something if you come. And you might win a prize! Check out our website with videos of some past events, http://www.scitechcafe.org and like us on Facebook!.
    Save the date! The next SciTech Cafe date and speaker is:
    4/22- Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College (Geology)
    SciTech Cafe is sponsored by:

    Mount Holyoke College Community-Based Learning
    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/cbl

    The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass http://chm.pse.umass.edu/

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  112. Anne said,

    March 22, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    cost HS Printmaking May16 10am at Eric Carle in Amherst

    IN THE ART STUDIO at Eric Carle in Amherst, MA
    Homeschool Workshop: Experiments in Printmaking
    May 16, 2019
    10:00am – 12:00pm
    $16 (Members $13.60) (limit of 12 kids signed up class)
    Ages 6-12 with accompanying adult
    Create a series of prints in this facilitated program designed to introduce printmaking techniques including collagraph, monotype, and stencilling. Maximum number of children per adult is 3, cost is per child, accompanying adults are free and invited to join.

    See Workshops for Youth & Families to sign up. See Events by date.

    https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events#event_3302

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 559-6300

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  113. March 21, 2019 at 9:17 am

    The Parent Advisory Council of the Palmer Monson Family Network will host their Family Fun Night and Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:30-7 pm at Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer. This is a family friendly event. All are invited to come enjoy a FREE concert by children’s performer Roger Tincknell. Also, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, there are some great prizes to be won in the raffle, including an autographed photo of Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley, Jr. and baseball signed by Dustin Pedroia, Springfield Thunderbird tickets, Museum passes, YMCA membership, and plenty of local businesses! Monetary donations for the entertainment gladly accepted!
    Raffle tickets are $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, $10 for 14 tickets and $20 for 30 tickets. For more information call the Network at 413-283-6426 or ‘like’ us on our Facebook page “Friends of the Palmer Monson Family Network.”
    The money raised supports the programming and events held at the Network and within the community.

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  114. Family Center said,

    March 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Ooey Gooey STEAM Night
    Tuesday, March 26th – 6:30-7:30 pm at The Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street. Join The Family Center for fun hands on messy art and science activities for young children. FREE & Drop-In Event! For families with children 1 to 8 years of age. Siblings always welcome.

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  115. Erika Frank said,

    March 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Expecting a baby? Wondering how to connect to resources?

    Come to the FREE COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER!
    April 6, 11:00-1:00
    Jackson Street School Cafeteria, Northampton.

    (You can spend the morning playing in the gymnasium and outside at the CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL from 9:30-11:30, then scoot next door to the cafeteria!)

    Expecting a baby? Want to learn more about local resources and partners? Please come to the Hampshire Perinatal Coalition’s first annual Community Baby Shower!

    Information, snacks, play activities for young children, car seat checks, free raffle!

    Questions? Call 413-587-1471 or email earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us.
    Website: http://www.northamptonfamilies.com/baby-resources

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  116. Pamela Smith said,

    March 18, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL!

    April 6, 9:30-11:30 at Jackson Street School, Northampton.

    FREE PLAYAPALOOZA!!!

    Come join in expressing the wonderful spirits and gifts of young children — our community’s way to celebrate the national Week of the Young Child!

    A morning celebration of young children and their exuberant play in all dimensions, inside and outside. Fire truck and spray house, school bus, DPW truck, police car to play in outside, and many activities, from crawling to planting seeds to building with giant blocks inside the gymnasium! Free car seat checks from the Northampton Police Department.

    Questions? Call 413-587-1471 or email earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us.

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  117. Anne said,

    March 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Cost Preschool Hitchcock Center Amherst

    with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child.)

    nonpaying siblings are allowed but you need to ask Colleen.

    All three of my kids loved Colleen as their teacher and her programs. We learned so much as a family.

    Friday morning session: 9:30-11:30am or
    Friday afternoon session: 1-3pm

    March 22, 29 April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (no class April 19)

    Members: $220/Non-members: $255

    Spring 2019: Prehistoric Preschool Hitchcock Center’s award-winning preschool program offers weekly outdoor exploration combined with multi-modal learning experiences to foster wonder and curiosity about the natural world. This spring we will travel back in time to the days of the dinosaurs. Children will learn about dinosaurs through stories, songs, movement and crafts. We will compare different dinosaurs, dig for bones, and learn about the plants they munched on. Come have a dinomite time! Register at hitchcockcenter.org.

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment
    845 West Street,
    Amherst, MA off 116
    https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/programs/children-and-family-programs/nature-discovery-preschool/

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  118. Anne said,

    March 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Cost Yoga and Paint -A day for the Family

    SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 3:30pm to 5:30pm

    The Center for Dance
    321 Main Street, Amherst, MA

    $25 for two people
    $35 for three people
    $45 for four people
    $55 for five people

    for more info contact Tiffany at yogaandpaint@gmail.com

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  119. March 10, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Working With Our Emotions On The Cushion And In Daily Life
    A Practice Retreat with authorized Santi Maha Sangha instructor Mariano Gil
    Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17, 2019
    10:00am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 5:00pm
    Cost: $100 for weekend; $60 per day; $35 per session

    International Dzogchen Community at Tsegyalgar East
    18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA

    Through practice sessions and discussion, we explore how to understand and deal with our emotions from the perspective of Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen.

    For more information and to register please visit:
    https://www.tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/tsegyalgareast/tsegyalgareastcale/mariano-gil/

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  120. March 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Misconceptions About Buddhist Thought
    Public Talk with authorized Santi Maha Sangha instructor Mariano Gil
    Friday, March 15 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Free
    International Dzogchen Community at Tsegyalgar East
    18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 01341

    In order to clarify misconceptions in Buddhist thought, we will introduce and clarify some well known concepts such as middle way, noble truths, attachment and karma.

    For more information, visit: https://www.tsegyalgar.org/localcenters/tsegyalgareast/tsegyalgareastcale/mariano-gil/

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  121. March 5, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Westhampton Public Library
    Saturday STEM: Superhero Coding Maze
    March 9, 10:00am

    This month we will be creating superhero coding mazes. Navigate your favorite character through the maze using coding commands and see who finishes first. Have fun while learning to code!

    Please call or email to sign up!

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  122. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 5, 2019 at 11:35 am

    MISTER ROGERS: Be Tikkun Olam
    Film Screening & Reflections
    Sunday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Held at CBI, 253 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060.

    Join Beit Ahavah and CBI for viewing parts of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” with discussion and personal reflections led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske & Rabbi Justin David on Mister Rogers & Tikkun Olam.

    Rabbi Riqi attended OSRUI, the Reform summer camp in Wisconsin for many summers with Mister Rogers’ guest and life-long friend Jeff Erlanger and his family, who co-stars in an important Mister Rogers episode centered on Jeff being in a wheelchair. Rabbi Riqi reflects on Jeff’s impact and how he affected Mister Rogers, and camp, and Fred Rogers’ worldview to “Be tikkun olam.”

    All ages welcome- bring kleenex!

    For more information, contact us at info@beitahavah.org

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  123. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 5, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck at Beit Ahavah
    Friday, April 5, 5:15-6:15 PM

    Tot Shabbat Family Service is the magical, musical hour on the 1st Friday of the month, celebrating Shabbat and holidays for families with kids 0-6 & their friends… led by the fabulous Marlene Rachelle 🎸with Rabbi Riqi Kosovske!

    Stay for the awesome Tot Sha-potluck vegetarian (no nuts) dinner. Cheese pizza provided. Please join us! All welcome.

    More info on other great Beit Ahavah family programs: http://www.beitahavah.org/ruach/.

    Tot Shabbat takes place in the music room & social hall at Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine Street, Florence. There is a ramp for strollers. Call Naomi or Lois at 413-587-3770 for questions or more information.

    💕Generously funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Family Grant💕
    Cosponsored by PJ Library of Jewish Federation of Western MA💕

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  124. Beit Ahavah said,

    March 5, 2019 at 11:33 am

    RUACH community school at Beit Ahavah presents:

    PURIM Justice Fair & Hamataschen Bake-Off!
    Sunday, March 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m.@Beit Ahavah, 130 PINE STREET, FLORENCE (6,200 miles from Shushan, Persia)

    with PURIM PUPPET SHOW “The People of Purim” by ANNA SOBEL

    COSTUMES
    JUSTICE FAIR FUN
    (activities, booths, justice for all ages… run by Teens & Tweens.)
    & JUSTICE JUSTICE SHALL YOU PURSUE…
    WE are furnishing an APARTMENT for a Congolese family arriving March 27!
    A mom + 3 young kids! See the list below or on our website, and bring what you can!

    HAMANTASCHEN BAKE-OFF:
    ENTER YOUR HAMANTASCHEN for Kooky-Cookie awards by the Judge Ruth Bader-Ginsburg & Co.

    To help volunteer, contact info@beitahavah.org, 413-587-3770, 130 Pine Street, Florence, http://www.beitahavah.org

    Generous support by Harold Grinspoon Foundation
    & co-sponsored by PJ Library Jewish Federation Western MA.

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  125. March 4, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Syrup Stampede
    April 7th, 2019, 10:00
    Look Park Ball field, Florence, Ma
    register @ https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Florence/SyrupStampede5k
    5k fundraiser event benefiting Empty Arms Bereavement Support. 2k walk and kids fun run available. $30pp, youth pricing available.

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  126. February 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Bobcats
    Friday, March 8
    10:30 – 11:30 am
    Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
    Janel Nockleby, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, greatfallsdiscoverycenter.orgg
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Free.

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  127. February 27, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Half Day Discovery Day: Precipitation
    Wednesday, March 6
    1-2 pm
    Gill-Montague school students get a half day off (Maybe your school district has the same schedule too?). Why not discover something new? Join Olivia and Sam from the Student Conservation Association for a fun filled hour of precipitation. Learn all about the flow of the water cycle and the different forms that water takes. For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult, but all are welcome to join us for stories, activities, and crafts!
    Janel Nockleby, 413-863-3221, janel.nockleby@mass.gov, http://www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Free.

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  128. February 27, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Oxen Logging Demo with Tom Jenkins
    Saturday March 2nd 10AM to 12PM
    43 Witt Hill Road Worthington MA

    Hilltown Land Trust will be hosting a demonstration and Q&A about environmentally and economically sustainable oxen logging! Seventh-generation oxen teamster and licensed forester, Tom Jenkins, will be demonstrating techniques for harvesting timber with draft animals followed by a discussion about sustainable forestry practices, the invasive pest emerald ash borer, the Chapter 61 program and more.

    $10 fee for Hilltown Land Trust members and $15 for nonmembers. Kids are free! Become a member of HLT for $50 and get one adult admission free to this event!

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  129. February 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    WINTER SURVIVAL VACATION PROGRAM–FRIDAY (tomorrow)

    Are your children ready to wrap up vacation week with a day outdoors, learning & practicing Wilderness Skills!

    There is space in this week’s Winter Survival Vacation Program–to join for tomorrow (Friday, 9 am- 3 pm in Conway), it’s $75!

    Register by 4 pm today! https://earthworkprograms.com/childrens-programs/winter-survival-program/

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  130. February 21, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    WINTER OUTDOOR SKILLS ADVENTURE WEEKEND
    Another Weekend of Wilderness Skills Workshops!

    This weekend, join Earthwork Programs & community in Conway for 4 Wilderness Skills Workshops (attend all, some or just 1):

    Winter Shelter
    WinterFire
    Emergency Prep + Ice Safety and
    Winter Tracking.

    Great for adults and families!

    Register today: https://earthworkprograms.com/family-programs/winter-outdoor-skills-adventure-weekend/

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  131. Susan Schroder said,

    February 20, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Heidi Stemple & Jane Yolen Read from Their New Books About Birds

    Saturday, March16th
    12:30pm – 2:00pm
    All ages welcome
    Contact: Susan Schroder at HLToutreach@thetrustees.org or call
    413-628-4485 x4
    Community Room, Westhampton Public Library, 1 North St.
    Free

    Hilltown Land Trust, Kestrel Land Trust, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary and Westhampton Public Library are pleased to present an event with local children’s book authors Heidi Stemple and Jane Yolen. This successful mother/daughter team will discuss three of their most recent books – Counting Birds, Crow Not Crow and Fly With Me. In addition to their delightful bantering related to their families love of birds Heidi and Jane will read excerpts from these books. Also, Heidi will demonstrate her exceptional owl calls and offer the audience a chance to practice their own.

    This event is free but donations to any of the collaborating organizations are always welcome. Westhampton Public Library is wheelchair accessible. RSVP is not necessary but always helpful.

    visit: https://hilltown-land-trust.org for more events

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  132. February 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! Be part of the fun as four improvisers create an entire musical from scratch. Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

    ——

    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Sparkle Hour! Longtime local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform a completely improvised comedy show with a special guest – this month we welcome Philip Markle from NYC performing a musical one-man show! Saturday, March 9th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, March 16th at 3pm 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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    Happier Valley Comedy Presents Not In Charge: Join the talented group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life stories! Saturday, March 16th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happiness Festival! A full day of shows, activities, raffles, and a silent auction to benefit Happier Valley Comedy, a registered nonprofit dedicated to bringing more joy to Western Massachusetts. Saturday, March 30th from 1pm to 10pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  133. February 20, 2019 at 10:46 am

    FREE art class for children ages 4-6.

    Taught by our creative, fun, caring and experienced teacher in the Northampton Multi-Arts camp.
    This Friday February, 22 at 10:30-11:30.
    Place: College Church: 58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton.
    Limited Space
    Send email to reserve your slot: info@multi-arts.org
    Check who we are: http://www.Multi-Arts.org

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  134. February 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Special Storytime with Lesléa Newman
    March 2, 2019
    2:00pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    Free with Museum Admission

    Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel’s Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author’s note explaining how Gittel’s story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman’s grandmother and family friend.

    Book signing to follow 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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  135. February 19, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Whole Book Approach
    March 22, 2019
    9:30am – 12:30pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    $55 (Members $46.75)

    (3 PDPs) Learn about The Whole Book Approach and discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children. Participants will explore how to evaluate the picture book as an art form with the goal of using this critical engagement with the picture book as a platform for interactive reading experiences. Registration includes a copy of Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert.

    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  136. February 19, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Very Hungry Caterpillar Day
    March 24, 2019
    12:00pm – 4:00pm at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    Free with Museum Admission

    Celebrate the Caterpillar’s special day at The Carle! Throughout the day, you can enjoy a special art studio project, Caterpillar food scavenger hunt, films, storytimes, and a visit from the Caterpillar Lab!

    Learn more about the Caterpillar Lab here: https://www.thecaterpillarlab.org/

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  137. February 19, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Northampton Community Music Center presents In The Nick of Time
    March 30, 2019
    11:00am at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    $5 (Museum Admission extra, not required)

    Ticket sales begin at 10:30am; no advance sales.
    Limited seating; early arrival recommended.

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  138. February 19, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Photos & Pie at Hilltown Land Trust
    Bullitt Reservation, 332 Bullitt Rd., Ashfield
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Free

    Come celebrate the photographers from our Fall Photo Contest! The four winning photographs will be framed with a generous donation from Michelson Galleries. All of the photographs will be displayed for viewing.
    Please bring a pie or other desert to add to the beverages and treats Hilltown Land Trust provides. Bullitt Reservation is wheelchair accessible.

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  139. NECCA said,

    February 15, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    NECCA’s annual fundraiser, Circus Spectacular, brings world-class entertainment to Brattleboro! The show stars circus artists from around the world including award-winning performers from Canada, England, Europe, and the USA. This year’s lineup includes Diane Wasnak (Cirque du Soleil, Pickle Family Circus), Michael Trautman (Broadway, Big Apple Circus), Lindsey Culbert-Olds (Cirque du Soleil, Circus Monti), and mime extraordinaire Mario Diamond. Join us for oohs, ahh, and laughs all to raise funds for outreach and scholarships. At the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro March 2 at 7:30pm March 3 at 1pm. Tickets $15 – $50. More info at http://www.necenterforcircusarts.org or by calling 802-254-9780.

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  140. Ann Tweedy said,

    February 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Send in stories of a great friendship and you’ll be entered to win a Friends Day Out in Amherst! Free Matinee at Amherst Cinema and a free brunch or lunch at a participating restaurant (Lone Wolf and Johnny’s Tavern are on board). We need stories by Feb. 20 and six will be selected. Email us at info@amherstdowntown.com or message us on FB.

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  141. February 12, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Drawing for the Terrified!
    February 25, 2019
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    $60 (Members $51)

    Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
    Join artist B. Z. Reily in this friendly workshop designed to get pencil to paper. Take inspiration from the exhibition, Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age. Have fun drawing and pick up tips and skills along the way.

    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  142. February 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Meet Mary Pope Osborne
    February 20, 2019
    12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Meet Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time! Guests can get books stamped with Mary’s signature and take photos with her.

    Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org. No books from home, please.

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  143. February 12, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Berkshire Theatre Group presents Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Treehouse Adventure
    February 20, 2019
    11:00am and 1:30pm
    $6.50 (Members $5.50)

    The show must go on in this new hip-hop musical, Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure. When the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to Elizabethan England they meet William Shakespeare himself–one of the greatest writers of all time! But Mr. Shakespeare is having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or will it be curtains for Shakespeare? This production is appropriate for elementary and middle school aged children and family audiences.

    Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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  144. February 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Special Storytime with Adam Gudeon
    February 19, 2019
    10:30am
    Free with Museum Admission

    In Adam Gudeon’s Peeper and Zeep, two accidental friends use innovation, trial and error, and some help from an unusual acquaintance to find their way home again. Through it all, Peeper the bird and Zeep the alien learn the meaning of friendship and family.

    Book signing to follow 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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  145. February 12, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Meet the Very Hungry Caterpillar
    February 18, 19, 21, & 22, 2019
    2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume will be taking pictures with friends until 2:30pm, followed by a Wiggle Dance Party in the Great Hall. Bring your dancing shoes!

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  146. Suzie Smith said,

    February 11, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Pathlight’s Autism Connections 29th Annual Autism Conference. Over 400 professionals, educators, and families will come together for a day of education, inspiration, and connection! Keynote will be followed by morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

    April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield.
    Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the Exhibitor Showcase, breakfast and sign-in and the conference ends at 4:00 p.m. Register atautismconnectionsma.org.

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  147. Danny said,

    February 7, 2019 at 8:01 am

    “Guerrilla Gardening Tactics”

    Saturday, February 16th, 1:00-4:00 PM
    Laughing Dog Farm, Gill, MA

    This is an intro-level class for any inspired grower, chef, “foodie” or wannabe seeking to reliably produce amazing, nutrient-dense food, around the calendar, on backyard plots, rooftops, in containers, passive solar hoophouses, etc., under a variety of “marginal” and real-life conditions.

    Inspired both by permaculture principles, dumpster diving/gleaning, as well as 20+ years of organic gardening, diversified grower Danny Botkin will explain and demonstrate uniquely low-tech, opportunistic growing practices (“strategic minimalism”), including low-till soil building, intensive “bunch” propagation, as well as a variety of other, non-traditional, hand-powered, season-extension methods, available to anyone.

    The class includes a walking (greenhouse) tour, Q and A, plus farm snacks and discussion. $25 suggested donation or barter. Class size limited, please RSVP by email or: 413-863-8696.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/292472358108721/

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  148. February 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Looking for FREE family fun during school vacation?

    Story Time. Wednesdays 10:15a.m. – 11:30a.m. at the Carnegie Library 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
    Young children of all ages and their families are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, music, activities and snacks, with Karen Wartel.

    Music and Movement for Young Children- Thursdays 10:00a.m. – 10:45.am. Carnegie Library, Jan. through April.
    The weekly Music and Movement series with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson.

    LEGOS at the Library. Friday, February 22, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Carnegie Library. 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
    Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to come build and play with library LEGOS. We have LEGOS of all sizes.

    Family Movie: Saturday, February 23, 11:00a.m.-1:00pm. Carnegie Library.
    Families are invited to come watch a movie at the library. The movie is Rated PG. Snacks will be served.

    Questions? Call 413-863-3214.

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  149. February 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Valentine Party. Saturday, February 9, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Carnegie Library. Make fun, valentine-inspired crafts, cards and other heart-themed projects. Refreshments will be served. Designed for children of all ages and their families/caregivers. This event if FREE.

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  150. February 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Forbes Library
    20 West St., Northampton
    Friday, February 22 at 1:30 pm
    Community Room

    Braille Storytime and Meet a Guide Dog!
    Enjoy a Braille Storytime with Barbara Black, and meet her guide dog, Miss Pie! Barbara will talk about a day-in-the-life for her dog, share a favorite book, and answer questions. We’ll also have a collection of Braille children’s books available for check out. Great for ages 2-8! Free.

    Visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5062141 for more information.

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  151. February 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    HUNTINGTON – Looking for something to do during school vacation week? The Springfield Symphony Orchestra visits the Huntington Public Library on Thursday February 21, 2019 at 2:30pm at 7 East Main Street, Huntington. After an introduction to the instruments, participants get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum. Here’s your chance to try an instrument in a judgment-free zone that encourages exploration and excitement! Signup at the Library, tel. 413-512-5206. FREE

    HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Library’s February Artist of the Month is Mimi Ross. The Library will have a FREE opening reception for Mimi on Friday February 15th from 5-7pm at the Library on 7 East Main Street, Huntington. All are welcome. Artist’s Bio: “Photographer Mimi Caban Ross is a passionate and creative lover of the Creator and Creative Expression in many forms, a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Workshop Developer and Presenter, Writer, Singer/Songwriter, Pianist, Public Speaker and Social Media Strategist who has lived in and loved Huntington since 2007 but grew up all over the country. Mimi has loved photography since she was a kid and a few years ago when she began helping her husband exhibit at area Art Shows, she decided to begin exhibiting her own work as well. She particularly loves images in the Hilltowns, color and patterns in nature and in architecture, and capturing life as she travels throughout North America. See something you want? Let’s Talk! Mimi & Friends Music is also available to play at YOUR Art Opening or other event. You may contact Mimi at theedenprojectmimi@gmail.com or on Facebook at Mimi Caban Ross or Instagram @meemthebeam or 413.667.5146

    HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Public Library holds Storytime at 11:00am on the first and the third Saturdays of the month, including a story-related craft and a snack. The Huntington Public Library is located at 7 East Main Street in Huntington. No signups required. Telephone 413-512-5206. FREE

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  152. February 1, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Cookies with a Curator- Paco!

    This month is a celebration of our beloved fish, Paco, in the Children’s Department

    Show and tell from the Forbes Library’s Collection on Third Thursdays at 3pm in the Coolidge Museum

    Join us as this monthly series kicks off a year long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Forbes Library! September 2018-October 2019 topics will feature materials from the collections focusing on the construction and history of the building, staff, trustees, donors and our community.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    3:00pm – 4:00pm

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4427184 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  153. February 1, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Comics Club

    Join Callie in the Children’s & YA Department for a monthly meeting to come up with ideas, make your own books and talk about your favorite comics! Intended for elementary and tween readers.

    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Elementary and tween readers
    Forbes Library, Children’s Dept. Community Room

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4866413 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  154. February 1, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Make Your Own Valentines

    Get ready for Valentine’s Day! Join Children’s Department staff to make cards for your parents, teachers, friends- whoever you’d like to show love to! All materials provided.

    Thursday, February 7, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:30pm
    Children of all ages
    Forbes Library, Children’s Dept. Community Room

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5061984 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  155. February 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Kids’ Book Club: Sweep

    Join us for the first monthly meeting of our new Kids’ Book Club, where we’ll discuss Sweep by Jonathan Auxier. Feel free to come even if you haven’t finished the book. Snacks will be provided!

    About the book: It’s been five years since the Sweep disappeared. Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow had no other choice but to work for a ruthless chimney sweep named Wilkie Crudd. She spends her days sweeping out chimneys. The job is dangerous and thankless, but with her wits and will, Nan has managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again.

    When Nan gets stuck in a chimney fire, she fears the end has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature—a golem—made from soot and ash.

    Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a new life—saving each other in the process. Lyrically told by one of today’s most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and wonder.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    ages 8-12
    Forbes Library, Childrens’ Department Community Room

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5081375 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  156. February 1, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Writing Club

    Are you an aspiring writer? Join us on the second Wednesday of each month, at the tables past the fish tanks. We’ll warm up with a few writing prompts, have some snacks, and get writing! If you feel comfortable sharing your work, we’ll have time for that at the end of the meeting. Feel free to bring writing projects you’re currently working on! For writers ages 8 and up.

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    ages 8 and up
    Forbes Library, Children’s Department

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/5081541 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  157. February 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Decorate Snowflakes for the Senior Center

    Spread some wintry cheer this February! Make a snowflake that will decorate the space used by our friends at the Senior Center. All materials provided.

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    3:30pm – 4:15pm
    Children of all ages
    Forbes Library, Childrens’ Dept. Community Room

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4870819 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  158. February 1, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Teen Arts Program: Open Art Day

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Teens only
    Forbes Library, Childrens’ Department

    Explore our new teen maker cart and collage, sketch, paint, sculpt, or whatever else you can think of. Have you been meaning to draw a comic? Make a birthday card? Learn watercolor? Now’s your chance. Snacks and materials always provided, no sign-up required. This program is for teens only.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4933299 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  159. February 1, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Teen Arts Program: Paint

    Monday, February 11, 2019
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Teens only
    Forbes Library, Childrens’ Department

    Are you more of a Renoir or a Picasso? Is your best friend Bob Ross? Come explore your painting instincts, no matter your painting experience. Snacks and materials always provided, no sign-up required. This program is for teens only.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4933297 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  160. February 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Teen Arts Program: Open Art Day

    Monday, February 25, 2019
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Teens only
    Forbes Library, Childrens’ Department

    Come design, cut, and punch your own buttons with our button machine! Make a button with your favorite song lyric, your pronouns, or whatever else you can imagine. Snacks and materials always provided, no sign-up required. This event is for teens only.

    For more information, visit https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4933299 or call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  161. February 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Teen Arts Program: Button Making
    Monday, February 4, 2019
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Teens only
    Forbes Library

    Come design, cut, and punch your own buttons with our button machine! Make a button with your favorite song lyric, your pronouns, or whatever else you can imagine. Snacks and materials always provided, no sign-up required. This event is for teens only.

    Questions or concerns, please call (413) 587 – 1010 or email Sarah Johnson at sjohnson@forbeslibrary.com

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  162. Pamela Smith said,

    January 28, 2019 at 11:44 am

    INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL at NORTHAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Applications for September 2019 start now available!

    The Northampton Public Schools Preschool is a play-filled, child-centered, integrated preschool open to families who live in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. Children who turn 3 or 4 by August 31, 2019, are eligible to start in September 2019. Our primarily half-day program runs 4 days a week, from Monday-Thursday for 2.5 hours a session. Children attend in 2 locations (Bridge Street School and Leeds Elementary), with outdoor play each day. There is a limited full-day option for children who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2019, chosen by lottery.

    –Apply by Feb 8 for 1st round lottery – decisions mailed by Feb 15
    –Apply by May 17 for 2nd round lottery – decisions mailed by May 24
    –Rolling admissions thereafter

    For more information or an application, email earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us, call 413-587-1471, or visit Northampton Preschool to download forms.
    Apply by Feb. 8 for the 1st round lottery!

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  163. January 24, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Wildlife Camera Workshop
    February 2nd 11AM to 1PM
    Bullitt Reservation, Ashfield

    Calling all wildlife enthusiasts! Join Sally Naser, Julie Richburg, and Hilltown Land Trust for a talk about trail camera photography followed by a field excursion for a demonstration of trail cameras set up. 10 Dollars for members of HLT and the Trustees. 15 Dollars for nonmembers. RSVP Required to HLTlandsteward@thetrustees.org or 413-628-4485 ext 4.

    Please call 413-628-4485 ext 4 for any questions about accessibility or accommodations!

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  164. January 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Half Day Discovery Day: Winter Survival
    Wednesday, February 6
    1-2 pm
    Ages 6-12
    413-863-3221
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    Free.
    Gill-Montague school students (and other districts too!) get a half day off. Why not discover something new? Join Olivia and Sam from the Student Conservation Association for a fun filled hour of winter survival. Learn how our furry friends make it through harsh winters. For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult, but all are welcome to join us for stories, games, and crafts!

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  165. Anne said,

    January 22, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Belchertown Ice Fishing Derby is postponed until Sunday, February 10th, 2019.

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  166. kasia wynne said,

    January 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Amherst Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show. Feb 23rd, 9am to 5pm and Feb 24th 10am to 4pm. Held at Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust St. (Ret9) Northampton, Ma. 01060. We are a nationally judge show with several awarded plants. We will have talks both Sat and Sun about growing orchids. There will be vendors present if the orchid bug bites you selling both plants and supplies. Admission is $5.00 for adults and children under 12 are free. Our club has been in existence 30 years with our show at Smith for the last 10 year.

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  167. Adam Cohen said,

    January 21, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    The Science and Spirit of Buddhist Parenting
    with Dr. Christopher Willard
    Sunday, January 27, 10am-3pm

    Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
    http://insightpv.org/
    Eastworks, 2nd floor
    116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA
    Suggested contribution: $25-$50 registration + teacher donation

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-and-spirit-of-buddhist-parenting-registration-53391963801

    Many of us as parents are looking for ways to pass on to our children the dharma-inspired values we find so healing and helpful in our own lives. Join author, psychologist, and father Dr. Chris Willard in a workshop about integrating Buddhist principles into family life, from mindfulness to compassion and beyond. We will discuss and practice Buddhist principles as they relate to parenting and family.

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  168. Ann Tweedy said,

    January 20, 2019 at 7:48 am

    A Free Event, The Luminaria on the Town Common opens the week of WinterFest in Amherst MA. Stroll the pathways, sip some hot chocolate and enjoy the beauty of hundreds of candle lights in bags decorated by area schools. Candles courtesy of Yankee Candle.  Free hot chocolate at La Veracruzana. Special food and drink for sale outdoors on the patio of 30 Boltwood. Musical performances, including the Amherst College DQ at 5:30. Activities for children, including face painting. Warming stations and free hand warmers courtesy of sponsor TD Bank. Grace Episcopal Church offers a musical warming station from 6-7 pm with special choral performances of songs about light and illumination and samples from the songbook Lift Every Voice and Sing, Volume II by Horace Boyer.

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  169. January 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Multi-Arts invites your children to join us on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) in an exploratory day of the ARTS.

    Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime and more.

    Pay by DONATION!

    Limited space. Register now: http://www.multi-arts.org

    Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst
    Hours: 8:30-3:30

    Please share this information with your friends

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  170. Anne said,

    January 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Ice Fishing Derby, Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 6am to 2pm
    at Lake Metacomet, Belchertown, MA

    Cost Pre-registration is $15.00, day of $20.00
    Kids ages 6-13 at $12.00

    Clubs need 5 members.

    Check and forms: mailed: Tri-Lakes Watershed Association, 61 Metacomet Street, Belchertown, MA 01007

    Forms can be found at Quabbin Service Center, route 9, Belchertown, MA

    or

    go to the FACEBOOK page: Friends of the Tri-Lakes and message with your email address. A form can be emailed to you. Legal size form.

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  171. Meg Taylor said,

    January 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    WINTER NATURE PLAY GROUP
    Next FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th
    10-11:30 AM
    Anne T. Dunphy School in Williamsburg
    FREE and open to all children ages 0-6 and their caregivers.
    Dress for outdoor play and JOIN US!!

    The childhood benefits of regular play in Nature are many! Join us as we head outdoors to explore the ways our natural surroundings can be used as an invitation to play. Through discovery hike, song, sensory activity, free play, story and snack, we will connect with other families while engaging with the natural world. ** Please dress your child in snow pants, boots, coat, hat, and mittens/gloves as we will be outside for most of our time together. Led by Meg Taylor, Director of Field & Forest Education Services.

    Thank you to the Hampshire Regional CFCE grant for sponsoring this program.

    To learn more about how time playing in nature is necessary for healthy child development, see:
    https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/

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  172. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Friday, February 1, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck. Led by Marlene Rachelle. Tot Shabbat is the monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends, 1st Friday of the month. Bring a nut free vegetarian dish to share; pizza is provided. Major funding provided by Harold Grinspoon Foundation and co-sponsored by PJ Library of Western MA.

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  173. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Sunday, January 27, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tu BiShvat Holiday Community Seder & RUACH Community School. Grades preK-7 will be joined by all ages and members of the community for a Tu BiShvat holiday celebration. There will be separate adult and kid learning and art projects from 3:30-4:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Riqi and specialists, followed by a community-wide fruit-tree Tu BiShvat SEDER from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Please bring any item grown from trees to share (pre cut up is easier, but anything works! Creativity counts.) Please RSVP and indicate if you would like to help set up the Seder trays. Generous support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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  174. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Monday, January 21. Tu BiShvat B’earthday of the Trees — the actual holiday falls on MLK, Jr. day this year. (Beit Ahavah will hold our community-wide holiday event on Sunday, January 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. for Tu BiShvat.) “Even in New England, as the trees are in their wintry state, this holiday marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees – the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. We attach special significance to this holiday because “The human is [compared to] the tree of the field.” (Deuteronomy 20:19)

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  175. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Sunday, January 20, 11:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Backyard Judaism & Tu’BiShvat Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Viewing. View the total Lunar Eclipse from home or wherever you are, or stop by to view with Rabbi Riqi in her Northampton backyard! The Lunar Eclipse takes place Sunday night, falling on Tu BiShvat & Erev Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    DRESS WARM as the rabbi hopes we can be outside as much as possible (RSVP to beitahavah@gmail.com if you would like to come or for address.) Bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them. Kids, teens, snacks welcome (no school the next day). We’ll bless the Tree of Life in the Kabbalistic custom of a Tu BiShvat seder dining on fruits of different varieties and the 7 species from the Land of Israel, and some warming Tu BiShvat drinks. The next total lunar eclipse with the same visibility from Earth won’t be until November 30, 2058: nearly 40 years from now. Wherever you will be, don’t miss this powerful convergence of phenomena and holy-days!

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  176. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Saturday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beit Ahavah Teen Event: Herrell’s Ice Cream Tour & Thornes Scavenger Hunt. BA teens, tweens and their friends team up with SPFTY youth group from Sinai Temple in Springfield in downtown Northampton. More info on Facebook event HERE. RSVP to Zora at berman.zora@gmail.com or via the google form HERE.

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  177. Beit Ahavah said,

    January 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Early Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Shira Service, led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske & guitarist Charlie Braun.

    A spiritually uplifting monthly service with new and old melodies. Parshat B’shallach is “Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song,” when Moses led the children singing and Miriam led the women dancing through the sea — perfect timing for the night night before the Women’s March. Followed by an Oneg sponsored by Linda Wallack. One tradition for “Shabbat Shirah” is to go outside to feed the birds, in honor of the songbirds who accompanied the Israelites. Please join us! Supported by the Klara Grape Memorial Music Fund.

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  178. Seva Tower said,

    January 15, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    The Hilltown CDC invites all Hilltown residents to a PUBLIC HEARING
    to help in planning the FY19 Community Development Block Grant

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2019, 6:00 pm
    Town of Chesterfield Select Board Meeting Room

    Participating Communities: Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Williamsburg and Worthington

    Come share your support, input and feedback on proposed projects:
    • Housing Rehabilitation
    • Hilltown Elder Network
    • Health Outreach Program for Elders
    • Childcare Subsidy Program
    • It Takes a Village
    • Or other programs of interest to you

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  179. Seva Tower said,

    January 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    The Inaugural Community Soup & Bread Nights at the Old Creamery will take place this winter on the first Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30PM:

    Tuesday, Nov. 6
    Tuesday, Dec. 4
    Tuesday, Jan 8
    Tuesday, Feb 5
    Tuesday, Mar 5
    Tuesday, April 2

    What? Community Soup Nights are FREE and open to all. The Creamery and guest chefs will provide hot vegetarian soup and bread and community members are invited to eat for free. During the evening, artists and performers, storytellers, comedians, and poets are invited to share our OPEN MIC. Each month we will also select a local Hilltown non-profit to which all proceeds from the evening will be donated.

    Why? Winter is a time for gathering with family, and we want to celebrate, feed, engage, and care for our Creamery family more often. We hope you will join us for these monthly meals. If you are interested in volunteering as a guest chef or host to help make these nights happen, please contact Seva at membership@oldcreamery.coop

    Want to help but short on time? Help us spread the word, bring a friend, bring the kids, and bring your own bowl when you come to reduce cleanup and waste! Every little bit helps!

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  180. January 15, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Camp Glow It Up Kickoff Camp
    March 29-31, 2019
    Nine Mountain Retreats
    campglowitup.com

    This is a weekend escape for women of all ages looking to reignite their playful spirits. The all-inclusive wellness camp led by field experts features fitness classes, yoga, hiking, group circles, a campfire, singalongs, arts & crafts, and a glow-in-the-dark dance party. Scrumptious, nutritious meals will be prepared by an in-house chef amid stunning scenery in the hills of the Pioneer Valley. The camp will highlight the power of women as individuals while also creating space for bonding among friends and strangers-turned-friends. Join us for this epic adventure, and get ready to glow it up!

    Contact us with questions via the link above.

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  181. Erika Frank said,

    January 14, 2019 at 11:34 am

    ANNUAL PRESCHOOL & FAMILY RESOURCE FAIR!!
    Northampton Parents Center

    WHEN: Thursday, Jan 17: 9:30-11:15 (snow date is January 24)
    WHERE: lower level of Edwards Church at the corner of State and Main Streets in Northampton. Please use the back door and public parking.

    Representatives from Northampton and Hadley area preschools and other local organizations serving families with young children will be available to answer questions and give information.

    Participating programs include: Northampton Public Schools, The Common School, Montessori School of Northampton, Sunnyside, The Hartsbrook School, Arcadia Nature Preschool, Farm Hands, and more…

    This event is open to the public and is free, donations welcomed. Toys are available for children to play with and snack will be served. The Center will be open until 11:30 am.

    This event is co-sponsored by Northampton Parents Center and Northampton/Hadley Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.

    For more information, visit http://www.northamptonparentscenter.org

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  182. Erika Frank said,

    January 14, 2019 at 11:21 am

    KINDERGARTEN IN THE FALL?
    Northampton Public Schools — LAST Kindergarten Info Night!!!!

    ***WEDNESDAY, JAN 16, from 6:30-7:30
    ***JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Road, Florence

    Do you have an child eligible for Kindergarten in the fall in Northampton, Leeds, or Florence?* Come to our last kindergarten information night, where you can ask and hear about our registration process, curriculum, and other details. Come to know and be known!

    *All children in Northampton, Florence, or Leeds who will turn 5 years old on or before August 31 2019 are eligible to start kindergarten in September 2019.

    ***Questions? Call Erika Frank at 413-587-1471 or email earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us.

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  183. January 14, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Greenfield Winter Carnival
    Location: All over town!
    Feb 1st-3rd
    All ages
    Contact: Christy Moore
    413-772-1553
    http://www.greenfieldrecreation.com
    reco@greenfield-ma.gov

    Greenfield Winter Carnival’s 97th Celebration promises six more weeks of fun! Nothing says tradition in Greenfield like Winter Carnival. Since its very beginnings, this event has brought the community together in a celebration of the season. A weekend full of activities is sure to warm the spirit of the entire community. Kicking off the weekend is live downtown ice carving, followed by the illuminating Parade of Lights that travels through picturesque Main Street, followed by Fireworks bursting over the iconic Poet Seat Tower and a Winter Carnival Ball at Hawks & Reed. The fun continues throughout the weekend with a Family Fun Fest, Sleigh Bell Run, cribbage tournament, Breakfast with Olaf, Cardboard Sled Race, Vintage Snowmobile Show, K9 Keg Pull, Chili Cook-Off, and so much more! It’s a true family favorite.

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  184. Pamela Smith said,

    January 11, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL at NORTHAMPTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    Applications for September 2019 start now available!

    * Open to families who live in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds
    * Children who turn 3 or 4 by August 31, 2018
    * Mon-Thurs, half-days (limited full day for 4 year olds)
    * 2 locations: Leeds Elementary and Bridge Street School

    Apply by Feb 8 for 1st round lottery
    Apply by May 17 for 2nd round lottery
    Rolling admissions thereafter

    WANT MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPLICATION?
    — Download from northamptonfamilies.com
    — Call 413-587-1471
    — Email earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us
    — Visit our Early Childhood Center at 212 Main Street, Room 102, Northampton downtown.

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  185. January 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Barrington Stage Company FREE SAMPLE CLASS: KidsAct! Jr. for ages 4-6

    Saturday, January 19 11:00am-12:00pm
    Wolfson Center, 2nd floor
    122 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

    Using dramatic play, students are introduced to the elements of musical theatre. Students learn songs and simple choreography to beloved musical theatre classics. Students will explore character, movement, songs and dance.

    To register, contact Jane O’Leary: 413-997-6117 or education@barringtonstageco.org

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  186. Suzie Smith said,

    January 7, 2019 at 11:38 am

    This year, Pathlight and Whole Children are screening “Intelligent Lives”, a story that follows three individuals with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate the world.

    The film will be screened on February 10th, 2019, at 5:00PM until 7:30PM. The film will be screened at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, which is located at 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA.

    The event is FREE, but to support community events at Whole Children, we welcome all donations.

    REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!: https://www.wholechildren.org/news-and-events/focus-on-disability-an-afternoon-of-film-discussion/

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  187. Suzie Smith said,

    January 7, 2019 at 11:36 am

    This year, Pathlight and Whole Children are screening “Intelligent Lives”, a story that follows three individuals with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate the world.

    The film will be screened on February 10th, 2019, at 5:00PM until 7:30PM. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion and reception.

    The event is FREE, but to support community events at Whole Children, we welcome all donations.

    REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!: https://www.wholechildren.org/news-and-events/focus-on-disability-an-afternoon-of-film-discussion/

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  188. January 7, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Mindful Parenting
    3rd Monday of the month (Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 13, June 10)
    6:00pm-7:15pm

    Parent Support (free childcare provided)
    Caregivers often find themselves on the brink of burnout; experiencing irritability, stress, and fatigue. This free drop-in group will explore ways to replenish the inner well and nourish the mind.

    Free childcare is available during the group

    It Takes a Village
    413-650-3640
    info@hilltownvillage.org
    http://www.hilltownvillage.org/groups

    Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness
    2 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026

    Free

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  189. January 7, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Wednesday Parents Group
    Every Wednesday
    10:00am-11:30am

    We welcome all parents and caregivers to join us for coffee and conversation from 10-11:30am on Wednesdays. This is a loosely structured group – it’s fine to come in late, leave early or come in and out to tend to children. Share the good, the bad, and the ugly of raising children from infancy to adulthood! We provide an opportunity for introductions, checking in about how our weeks are going and a chance to exchange resources, information and wisdom with each other in a judgement free, advice-free (unless requested) zone!
    Free and open to the public with free childcare down the hall in a preschool playroom with variety of toys and plenty of space for getting the wiggles out (perfect solution for the cold days of January and February!) Babies are welcome to stay with parents in the group too.
    This group is led by a local parent with experience in mental health care, the LGBTQIA+ community, and raising children with special needs. ALL parents and caregivers are encouraged to come and share.

    It Takes a Village
    413-650-3640
    info@hilltownvillage.org
    http://www.hilltownvillage.org/groups

    The Village Closet – Library
    2 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026

    Free

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  190. January 7, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Caregiver and Baby Yoga
    Every Tuesday
    11:00am-12:00pm

    Parents and Caregivers and their (pre-walking) infants
    Join us for this free weekly yoga class for parents and babies. A space for babies and those taking care of them to breathe, stretch, and explore movement in their bodies.

    All levels welcome, babies and pre-walkers.
    Please bring a blanket and a mat.

    It Takes a Village
    413-650-3640
    info@hilltownvillage.org
    http://www.hilltownvillage.org/groups

    Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness
    2 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026

    Free

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  191. January 7, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Moms with Mugs Parents Group
    Every Monday
    10:00am-11:30am

    Parent Support (free childcare provided)
    Come take a coffee (or tea) break with other local mothers, and sip and share in this casual, drop-in group. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are provided, as well as childcare so parents can relax and chat.

    This group is a safe and confidential space for mothers, parents who are women (both transgender and cisgender), as well as anyone else for whom the label “mom” is a good fit. Our childcare provider will supervise the children in the childcare room while parents meet in an adjacent room.

    It Takes a Village
    413-650-3640
    info@hilltownvillage.org
    http://www.hilltownvillage.org/groups

    St. John’s Corner House
    469 Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330
    Free

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  192. January 7, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Saturday Parents Group
    First Saturday of the month (Feb 2, March 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1)
    11:00am-12:30pm

    Parent Support (free childcare provided)
    We welcome all parents and caregivers to join us for coffee, snacks and relaxation from 11-12:30 the 1st Saturday of every month (while the Village Closet is open!) Enjoy some down time or social time in the library with other grownups! We will have an area for refreshments and chatting, and another area for people who may want to catch up on their email, read, play candy crush, pay bills or just lounge quietly without their children for a bit! Babies are welcome to stay with their parents or enjoy childcare in the large preschool playroom down the hall, with a variety of toys and plenty of space for getting the wiggles out. Perfect solution for the cold days of January and February! This group is free and open to the public.

    It Takes a Village
    413-650-3640
    info@hilltownvillage.org
    http://www.hilltownvillage.org/groups

    The Village Closet – Library
    2 Main Street, Cummington, MA 01026
    Free

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  193. January 7, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Multi-Arts invites your children to join us on January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) in an exploratory day of the ARTS. Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime and more.

    A day of immersion in the arts is valued at $75 but you can pay by DONATION!

    Limited space. Register now HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1USXVMj6uBzqtiJPi0isvo27kV_lWY72B6JxGH43j7Xk/edit

    Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst
    Hours: 8:30-3:30

    Please share this information with your friends

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  194. January 3, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Mask-Making
    Date(s): Jan 5th + 6th
    Time: 12-2 both days
    Intergenerational community event
    Contact information: Sita Magnuson sita@dpict.info
    Location of Event: Fort Future–#255 at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
    Cost: $10 Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
    More info: https://fortfuture.org/calendar/

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  195. Pat Keith said,

    January 3, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Grandparents & Kin Raising Grandchildren Support-

    Today!
    Support Group at The Bridges Family Resource Center
    Slobody Building,101 University Drive, Amherst

    9:30-11 am

    413-563-1981 for more information

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  196. December 27, 2018 at 10:59 am

    1/4/2019 and 1/5/2019–GREAT DISCOUNTS at Historic 2-Day Ski and Winter Gear Sale- Benefit ski and skate sale for the Amherst Historical Society, stocked with hundreds of new and used skis, skates, and winter gear for the entire family from the beginner to the expert taking place on Friday, January 4th, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, January 5th 9 am-2pm at a new location in downtown Amherst at the Pacific Lodge, located at 99 Main Street, Amherst. (next door to the police station and Black Sheep Deli). info@amhersthistory.org or 413-687-9493 for more information.

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  197. December 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Art Reception – Talking Cloth: Kangas from East Africa
    Saturday, January 5
    1-3 pm
    All ages.
    413-863-3221
    Janel.nockleby@mass.gov
    Greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 1376
    Free
    The opening reception for the Great Hall art exhibit features a talk about the history and cultural context of kangas. The reception is also a kid friendly opportunity to try on kangas, and participate by imagining and drawing your own kanga design. Design a border and center, and then think about what message you might want to convey. Do you have a mantra or favorite proverb?

    Before there were T shirts to convey our thoughts and identities, there were kangas. Kangas are the everyday cloth worn and used by women in many East African countries, unique for their colorful patterns and also their printed text. The messages, slogans and sayings printed on these cloths are used by women to trade barbed insults, give each other compliments, commemorate events, or to express hope, sorrow, and pride. The kangas in this exhibit are from the collections of two local women who have lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania. The Discovery Center will be open special hours on Monday, January 21, 10 am to 4 pm for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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  198. December 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    First Day Hike
    Tuesdsay, January 1
    1-3 pm
    All ages.
    413-863-3221
    Janel.nockleby@mass.gov
    Greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
    Great Falls Discovery Center
    2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 1376
    Free
    Enjoy a leisurely two-mile stroll down the Canalside Rail Trail and get the New Year started off on a Great Falls note. This family friendly hike follows a gentle route and provides an opportunity to discover the |abundant natural, historical, and cultural features that make the Great Falls Discovery Center and rail trail such an amazing State Park! Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the Discovery Center’s Great Hall, sponsored by our Friends Group. Sign in at the Discovery Center’s Great Hall at 1:00 pm. Hike will begin at 1:15 pm.

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  199. December 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! It’s the opening night of a brand new Broadway musical! Unfortunately, the entire cast is unavailable. This is the moment we’ve been training for. Be part of the fun as four determined Understudies create an entire musical from scratch, with a little help from the audience. Saturday, January 5th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: From Justin To Kelly: Longtime local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform a completely improvised comedy show on the second Saturday of every month! Each show has a new special guest – this month we welcome prolific touring and teaching duo From Justin To Kelly from NYC! Saturday, January 12th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, January 19th at 3pm 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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    Happier Valley Comedy Presents Not In Charge: Join the talented new group Not In Charge for a polished, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life stories! Saturday, January 19th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this brand new, competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games, scored by an audience panel of judges on a wide variety of completely ridiculous criteria, to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, January 26th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  200. Rachel said,

    December 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    The Bement School Kindergarten-Grade 9 Open House
    Please join us to learn what makes Bement remarkable.
    Prospective parents and students interested in learning more about Bement are welcome to visit our campus and discover what sets Bement apart from other schools in the Pioneer Valley. Join us for information sessions and conversation with current teachers and administrators.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
    The Admission Office, Barton House
    R.S.V.P. 413.774.4209

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  201. Racheln said,

    December 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The Bement School Kindergarten Classroom Visit
    Please join us to learn what makes Bement remarkable.
    Prospective families interested in learning more about kindergarten are welcome to visit our campus and discover what sets Bement apart from other schools in the Pioneer Valley. Join us for a campus tour, observation of a kindergarten class, and a question and answer session with our head of school, lower school head, director of admission, and current kindergarten teachers. FREE EVENT
    Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019
    8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
    The Admission Office, Barton House
    R.S.V.P. 413.774.4209

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  202. December 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    11 Points of Kindness Day
    Tuesday, December 25, 2018
    12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    LYA
    1148 Converse Street
    Longmeadow, MA

    The program is free and open to all children aged 4-14. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 11 Points of Kindness Day is in memory of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. The program will revolve around acts of goodness and kindness. Activities will include cookie decorating, interactive games, hands-on science, drama and crafts.

    There will be two special adult learning sessions. Esther Kosofsky will lead a session for women only titled “How do we illuminate the dark?” at 1:00 p.m. Rabbi Noach Kosofsky will lead a session at 2:00 p.m.

    No reservation is required. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information please call LYA at 413-567-8665 or email info@lya.org.

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  203. December 12, 2018 at 9:52 am

    First Book Friendiversary
    January 26, 2019
    10:00am – 4:00pm
    FREE

    The Carle has teamed up with friends from First Book to observe their Friendiversary, an annual celebration of friendship and reading. Bring a friend and join us as we celebrate books with Elephant, Piggie, and a host of other Museum friends–a FREE Mo Willems book to every child who attends (while supplies last)! To learn more about First Book, visit http://www.firstbook.org. Free books compliments of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

    In the event of snow, please call 413-559-6300 for cancellation news.

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  204. December 12, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Experiments in Paper Marbling
    January 24, 2019
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    $25 (Members $21.25)

    (Snow Date: Thursday, January 31)
    Adult workshop, ages 16 and up
    Join The Carle’s Art Educators in this evening workshop and experiment with easy-to-find materials such as dish soap, chalk, shaving cream, and paint to create your own highly patterned and colorful marbled papers! This workshop will provide you with all the materials and guidance you need to walk away with papers perfect for your next creative project or homemade gift.

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  205. December 12, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Our Voices: Sharing Stories of Kindness and Families
    January 19, 2019
    11:30am
    Free with Museum Admission

    Enjoy a storytime with soulful storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss as she reads from picture books highlighted in the special exhibition Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.

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  206. December 12, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Across the Curriculum with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    January 18, 2019
    9:30am – 1:30pm
    $50 (Members $42.50

    (4 PDPs) 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Join Carle educators and their colleagues from The Museum of Science, Boston as they share how this iconic text can be utilized across the curriculum, from creative writing prompts and bookmaking to butterfly identification and scientific, observational drawing. The workshop will include a tour of The Carle’s special exhibition, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Turns 50.

    See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up: https://shop.carlemuseum.org/category/workshops-classes/adults-educators

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  207. December 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Girl Scouts of South Hadley/Granby and the Society of American Magicians invite you to join us for A Magical Afternoon!

    Performers from The Society of American Magicians will be performing a matinee magic show at the South Hadley High School auditorium to benefit Girl Scouts of South Hadley/Granby. This is a show for the whole family featuring a variety of performers from mentalists to illusionists.

    When: Saturday February 2, 2019. Doors open at 2:15 PM, Show starts at 3:00 PM

    Where: South Hadley High School Auditorium (153 Newton St, South Hadley)

    Tickets: $10 in advance (sold by Girl Scout and S.A.M. volunteers),
    $11 online, $12 at the door!

    Buy tickets online at http://GSMagic.eventbrite.com

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  208. Sarah Johnson said,

    December 6, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Springfield Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo
    Thursday, December 27 at 3:30 pm
    Forbes Library
    413-587-1010
    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4829044

    The Springfield Symphony Orchestra visits the library! After an introduction to the instruments, participants get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum. Here’s your chance to try an instrument in a judgment-free zone that encourages exploration and excitement!

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  209. December 6, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Forest Park Zoo-on-the-Go
    Friday, December 28, 3 pm
    Forbes Library
    413-587-1010
    sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

    Visit with live animals from Forest Park Zoo, right here at the library! Space is limited, so please register in person in the Children’s Department, by calling 587-1010, or by emailing sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org.

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  210. December 6, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Toddler Time
    Wednesdays, December 12, 19, 26 at 11:00 am
    Forbes Library
    413-587-1010

    Stories, song, puppets, bubbles! Come have fun with other toddlers and caregivers at a storytime for kids ages 1.5-3 years old.

    https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/4385330

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  211. Lloyd Simon said,

    December 6, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Middle School and High School student input is sought at the Greenfield Public Library for a public service campaign about healthy friendships and relationships. Students will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card for attending a focus group discussion at the library on November 17th. Parental permission is required. The focus groups are being conducted for the Massachusetts Governor’s Council task force. Please visit website for more details. https://www.research.net/r/Focus_Group_At_Greenfield_Library_December_17_2018

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  212. Beit Ahavah said,

    December 5, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Tot Shabbat on Chanukah!

    Friday, Dec 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

    Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-potluck rocks out on the 6th night of Chanukah!! Get ready for Chanukah Bamba and Judah Maccabee. Led by Marlene Rachelle with Rabbi Riqi for families with kids 0-6 & their friends. Spin like a dreidel, pour the grape juice and braid like a challah… we are going to have a lot of fun. Please bring a vegetarian, no-nuts dish to share for the Tot Sha-potluck dinner. Dreidel games and play after dinner! Generous support from Harold Grinspoon Foundation and co-sponsored by PJ Library Western Massachusetts. See our Facebook event by clicking here.

    Musical Chanukah Shabbat Shirah & Stargazing

    Friday, Dec 7, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

    Led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske with singer-guitarist Charlie Braun & Singers. Welcoming Rabbi David Seidenberg and his telescope for “Chanukah Lights Beneath the Stars” – We will look at the Pleiades, Orion’s sword, and other beauties in the eye of the telescope with Reb Duvid’s Kabbalistic inspirations, weather permitting! Plus a delicious Oneg and jelly donuts/sufganiyot from GLAZED. Supported by the Klara Grape Memorial Music Fund and Harold Grinspoon Foundation Family Grant. Please see our Facebook event here!

    Happy Chanukah!

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  213. Amy Marsters said,

    December 3, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    4th Annual Hilltown Spectacular, a musical extravaganza by and for the community. A benefit for the Hilltown Pantry in Goshen.

    Sunday, Jan. 13th at the New Hingham Elementary School, Chesterfield

    12:30: International potluck buffet
    2:00: Concert with talented local musicians

    This free event is hosted by the Chesterfield Council on Aging and organized by James Kitchen. All donations will be used to buy food for the clients of the Hilltown Pantry.

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  214. November 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Event title : Bread and Torah: “Beauty and the Yeast: Part 1”
    Date(s): Friday December 14
    Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Age range: Ages 0-5 and their families
    Contact information (name, phone, email, web): Merideth Lively, (413) 584-3593, mer@cbinorthampton.org , https://www.facebook.com/events/515577932289448/
    Location of Event: Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St,, Northampton
    Cost: Free!
    Description: Join Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubinstein to make challah, learn a variety of braiding and shaping techniques, and explore the deep meaning of the mitzvah of hafrashat challah (separating the challah offering).

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  215. November 21, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Event title : Bread and Torah: “Beauty and the Yeast: Part 2”
    Date(s): Saturday December 15
    Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Age range: Ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult
    Contact information (name, phone, email, web): Merideth Lively, (413) 584-3593, mer@cbinorthampton.org , https://www.facebook.com/events/515577932289448/
    Location of Event: Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St,, Northampton
    Cost: Free!
    Description: Join Rabbis Linda Motzkin and Jonathan Rubinstein for breadmaking and parchment making. Using an enriched sweet dough, make babka and other sweet treats, and explore teachings on healthy, responsible, and sustainable eating. Learn about the making of a Torah scroll and participate in the process by helping to make a panel of parchment.

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  216. November 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    The Understudies: An Improvised Musical! It’s the opening night of a brand new Broadway musical! Unfortunately, the entire cast is unavailable. This is the moment we’ve been training for. Be part of the fun as four determined Understudies create an entire musical from scratch, with a little help from the audience. Saturday, December 1st at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: Family Show “Up Past Bedtime!” Longtime local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform a completely improvised comedy show on the second Saturday of every month! Each show has a new special guest – this month we welcome The Happier Family Comedy Show performing high energy short form show for an adult audience! Saturday, December 8th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. It’s funny for the whole family! Saturday, December 15th at 3pm 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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    Happier Valley Comedy Presents Not In Charge: Join the talented new group Not In Charge for an impressive, fast-paced improv show inspired by the improvisers’ real life experiences! Saturday, December 15th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    The Happier Valley World Open Cup Grand Prix Series Derby Bowl Championship! In this brand new, competitive comedy show, two teams of improvisers face off through scenes and games, scored by an audience panel of judges on a wide variety of completely ridiculous criteria, to see who can win the ultimate prize: an old trophy we found in someone’s attic. Saturday, December 22nd at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  217. November 19, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Special Storytime: Josh Funk
    December 29, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    In Mission Defrostable, our favorite breakfast food friends are back and “bready” for their next adventure! There’s a frost in the fridge–and it’s hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls. Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team. But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle! Will he help them save the fridge…or are they doomed to become frozen food? Join author Josh Funk for the third installment in his hilarious Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series.

    Book signing to follow 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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  218. November 19, 2018 at 11:34 am

    CactusHead Puppets Present: The Bremen Town Musicians
    December 28, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    11:00am – 1:30pm
    $6 (Members $5.50)

    What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four farm animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom. Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony. This production features lovable rod puppets, elaborate shadow scenes, and CactusHead Puppets’ signature sense of humor.

    Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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  219. November 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Night Owls PJ Party
    December 27, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    $5 per child (Members Free)

    Hoot! Hoot! Explore the Museum–and our special exhibition Illustrated Owls: A Who’s Hoo from the Vault–under the cover of night! In addition to night-themed art projects, storytimes, and films, guests will enjoy an evening snack of milk and cookies.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.

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  220. November 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Create with The Carle! Celebration
    December 16, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    1:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Celebrate the culmination of the 2018 Create with The Carle! series with us. The event will feature readings of original work by participants of the Creative Writing course, as well as an exhibition of visual art from the Collage, Printmaking, and Bookmaking courses.

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  221. November 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Special Storytime: Mike Curato
    December 15, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Elliot isn’t quite sure what Christmas spirit is, but he suspects he doesn’t have it. Not even a visit to Santa Claus can put Elliot in the right mood. But when chance blows a letter for Santa into Elliot and Mouse’s path, the two friends discover what Christmas is all about–and make a new friend, too. Join Mike Curato as he reads from his new picture book Merry Christmas, Little Elliot, a heartfelt celebration of the season of giving!

    Book signing to follow 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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  222. November 19, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Best of the Best in 2018
    December 15, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    11:00am
    Free with Museum Admission

    (1.5 PDPs) In anticipation of the 2019 American Library Association Book & Media Awards, join Susan Bloom from The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University, and The Carle’s Shop Manager Eliza Brown as they share their favorites.

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  223. November 19, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Special Storytime: Ryan T. Higgins
    December 9, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    1:00pm – 4:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Bruce is a lot of things. He is a bear. He is a grump. He is a pretty decent cook. And he is a mother. One thing Bruce is not? Santa Claus. But that doesn’t stop the whole forest from lining up to give him their holiday wishes when he becomes the victim of mistaken identity again. Kids will howl with laughter as award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another hilarious story about a bear who just can’t catch a break.

    Book signing to follow 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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  224. November 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Special Storytime: Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
    December 8, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Join award-winning authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple for this program all about birds! Jane will read from her new picture book Crow Not Crow, a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching; and Heidi will read from her new book Counting Birds, a beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about the Audubon Christmas Bird Count that introduced kids to the idea of citizen science. The program will include bird watching and owl calling!

    Book signing to follow 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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  225. November 19, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Special Storytime: Kevin Barry
    December 1, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    2:00pm
    Free with Museum Admission

    Yo ho ho! It’s the first day of kindergarten. Just imagine all the fun things to learn and experience! And who better than a pirate captain to drive the bus to school? Join illustrator Kevin Barry as he reads from his new picture book Kindergarrrten Bus, a hilarious story that playfully addresses the anxiety many feel on their first day of school–or at the start of any new undertaking!

    Book signing to follow 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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  226. November 19, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Girl Scout Workshop: Collage Creations
    December 1, 2018 @ The Eric Carle Museum
    10:00am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:30pm
    $15 per girl / $9 per adult

    Morning program: 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Afternoon program: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

    Open to troops and girls with an adult. Register at http://www.gscwm.org/en/events/event-list.html.

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  227. November 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Family Day: Wild Animals in Winter

    Saturday, December 1, 1:30-3:30 pm
    Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
    Lower Lake Rd, South Hadley, MA 01075

    Join us for this year’s festive family day — just in time for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of animal-inspired crafts, card making, art scavenger hunts, button-making, storytime, music, and yummy refreshments.

    Free and open to the public.
    For children of all ages and their families
    https://artmuseum.mtholyoke.edu/event/family-day-1

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  228. November 14, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Homeopathy Film Festival
    Jan. 13, 2019, 1PM – 6PM
    Academy of Music, Northampton MA
    http://www.homeopathyfilmfestival.com
    Tickets $25, after 12/15 $33, group pricing available.

    Are you looking to find a safe, effective, inexpensive & more natural approach to optimal health? Homeopathy has been helping millions of people all over the world improve the quality of their lives for over 200 years.

    The Homeopathy Film Festival is the first-ever double screening of two homeopathic documentaries – Just One Drop & Magic Pills – dive into the science, healing powers & current societal constraints around this form of medicine. Come immerse yourself in an afternoon of learning which will include these two documentaries, a LIVE Q & A with the filmmakers, an opportunity to speak with local homeopaths & various health-related vendors who are all here to foster optimal health. All attendees will go home with some homeopathic samples, educational information & resources from the community.

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  229. Ellen Frank said,

    November 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    PJ Preschool Pals at LGA
    Mitzvah Morning: PJ Pals Gives Back
    Sunday, November 18
    10am
    Lander-Grinspoon Academy
    257 Prospect Street
    Northampton, MA
    413-584-6622

    https://www.facebook.com/events/339700443447817/

    Make a difference in the lives of our neighbors! We’ll learn about the Jewish value of repairing the world, and assemble “blessing bags” – toiletry and comfort items for those in need. Every PJ Pals includes story-time and music, and ends with Tumble and Play in our sunny multi-purpose room. Especially for ages 3-5. Suggested donation $5 per family.

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

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  230. Beit Ahavah said,

    November 12, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Friday night, November 16, 6-7:30pm: MUSICAL SHABBAT SHIRAH service led by the incredible Yoel Sykes and Nava Tehila band from Jerusalem, with me, my friend Charlie Braun on guitar, and Beit Ahavah Singers. I would love ALL the RUACH and Hebrew and B’nei Mitzvah Journey students and families to attend! There will also be a Teen Ice-Cream Oneg led by Zora (upstairs) and a regular Oneg (downstairs) afterwards with lots of yummy things to eat. Supported by a Harold Grinspoon Foundation Grant. We will learn many new and some old songs for a beautiful Shabbat service! CLICK here for the Musical Shabbaton info and to invite others: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584473568318876/

    Thursday, November 15, 4-5:30 p.m.: HEBREW HAVURAH! Super fun great learning and snacks, grades 3-7.

    Also, next Sunday, November 18, 3:30-5:30pm: RUACH Community School, grades preK-7. Believe it or not, we are already thinking about Chanukah, stories of religious freedom and the miracle of the Festival of Light (which starts on December 2 with our Latke Factory celebration!)! So please mark your calendars for next Sunday’s, November 18 class. PARENTS are asked to stay for an important adult Community Forum discussion that will be during RUACH from 4-5:30pm downstairs in the Social Hall annex (Music Room).

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  231. November 8, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center Programs THIS WEEKEND in Windsor, MA!

    ~Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest volunteer trail work day at The Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Windsor, MA – Help us clear trails and create new ones! Saturday November 10th 8am-1pm, Registration required, please email aimee@gaiaroots.com.
    VISIT: http://www.tamarackhollow.com & http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

    ~Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest late fall ecology, plant and tree ID hike at Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center Windsor, MA. Sunday November 11th 10am-1pm Learn about the unique high elevation spruce-fir boreal forest and how to identify plants, trees and wild edibles along the way. 2-mile round trip moderate hike. Co-sponsored with Mass Audubon. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for registration info. VISIT: http://www.tamarackhollow.com & http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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  232. Westhampton Public Library said,

    November 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Family STEM: Sound and Music
    Westhampton Public Library
    November 10, 10am

    Kids can explore the science of sound and music with fun activities that allow them to see, feel and make sounds. Take-home instrument project and sound wave crafts included.

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  233. November 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    The Food Bank After Hours: Volunteer. Have A Beer. End Hunger Here.

    Tue, December 4, 2018
    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    97 North Hatfield Road
    Hatfield, MA 01038

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-food-bank-after-hours-volunteer-have-a-beer-end-hunger-here-tickets-52231384477

    Join us for another fun night of volunteering and networking with young professionals. We’re celebrating one year of this event series!

    Learn more about how The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger.

    Make an immediate positive impact by sorting and packing donated food items for distribution, followed by a social hour featuring Berkshire Brewing Company beer, Headwater Cider and Black Birch Vineyard wine. Libations and snacks provided at no additional cost.

    Space is limited and tickets will sell out, so get yours now.

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  234. November 2, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Shabbat Shabloom with Felicia Sloin
    November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm
    For kids ages 0-5 and their grown-ups
    Molly Bajgot or Merideth Lively, (413) 584-3593, molly@cbinorthampton.org or mer@cbinorthampton.org, http://www.abundancefarm.com
    Lander-Grinspoon Academy Multipurpose Room, 257 Prospect St., Northampton, MA 01060
    Free!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/343741459525496/

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  235. Megan Pete said,

    November 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

    November 7, 2018

    Olympic Ski Coach meet and greet
    Hosted by Amherst Nordic Skiing & Amherst Regional High School Nordic Ski Team
    Wednesday, November 7
    7 PM
    Amherst Regional High School Library
    Open to all ages

    Join us to hear an exciting talk by US Women’s XC Ski Team Matt Whitcomb who will share his approach to training and competing in the sport of cross country skiing.

    FREE

    https://www.facebook.com/Amherst-Nordic-Skiing-666188173527042/?eid=ARAW2HMkSDL88xdOHPn0d0JS2f4Ig2cKdz42uLDG8tkFDJJKz7jS
    hbDZQhz__Xat7Iix8N37NTyIhFcN

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  236. Suzie Smith said,

    October 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Let’s Dance!
    November 17th, 2018
    6:30pm-10:00pm
    Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
    General Admission: $70
    VIP: $100

    Let’s Dance is a joyous night of dancing and celebration that supports enrichment programs associated with individuals with disabilities. The event will be hosted by Pathlight, and will take place Saturday, November 17th, from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Similar to Dancing With the Stars, Pathlight participants pair up with community members and create a 1.5 minute dance routine that is choreographed by a local dance instructor. To cast a vote for your favorite dance duo, go to https://pathlightgroup.org/lets-dance/, where one $10 donation is equal to one vote. Come enjoy a night of food, drinks, and DANCING!

    For more information, please visit:

    https://pathlightgroup.org/events/lets-dance-3/

    or email: info@pathlightgroup.org

    or call: 1 (413) 732-0531

    Hope to see you there!

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  237. Pat Keith said,

    October 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Kinship Care Support & Resources

    Grandparents and Kin raising others children are invited to join us for a support group on Thursday, Nov. 1st, from 10 AM-12 PM. The group is an informal group for those wanting support and resources. This can be The meeting will be held at The Bridge Family Resource Center in the Slobody Building, 101 University Drive, Amherst, MA. The group is a collaborative effort between The United Arc, Adoption Journeys and The Bridge Family Resource Center. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please call Pat Keith at 413-834-4073.

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  238. Beit Ahavah said,

    October 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    All events held at 130 Pine St unless otherwise specified. Contact us at info@beitahavah.org for more information.

    Thursday, November 1, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Hebrew Havurah.
    Grades 3-7 meets Thursdays after school to study modern Hebrew and prayer services, with healthy snacks, songs and fun in a learning studio environment.

    Thursday, November 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    B’nei Mitzvah Journey Class.
    Led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske. This peer-cohort for 6th-7th graders who are pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Veggie pizza provided by families.

    Friday, November 2, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    Tot Shabbat and Tot Sha-Potluck.
    Led by Marlene Rachelle. Tot Shabbat is the jamming monthly musical hour welcoming the Sabbath for families with kids ages 0-6 & their friends, 1st Friday of the month. Bring a nut free vegetarian dish to share, and pizza is provided. Major funding is provided by Harold Grinspoon Foundation and co-sponsored by PJ Library.

    Saturday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Movie Night at Beit Ahavah: “The Producers”!
    All ages welcome, admission is free. There will be refreshments for sale. Brought to you by the BA Adult Programming Committee.

    Sunday, November 4, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Beit Ahavah Teens Event: Puzzled Escape Room!
    Only $12 (half price). Contact us at 413 587 3770 to RSVP. We’ll meet at Puzzled in the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, or carpool with us from Beit Ahavah at 2pm. This is our first teen event organized by Zora Berman, our new Teen Coordinator and longtime Beit Ahavah teacher. We will be meeting up with the Springfield Sinai Temple Teen SPFTY group that is run by Elizabeth and Jonathan Dubinsky! Generous support by an HGF Teen Grant.

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  239. Christina Kopp said,

    October 25, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Bim Bam! Bilingual Music and Movement

    Join Laurie Davidson of Mucho Gusto and musician Tom Carroll for Bim Bam, a highly interactive, bilingual Spanish/English program for the whole family! The program is designed for kids ages 0-5, but siblings and caregivers are welcome!

    The event is free and open to the public!

    Friday, November 2 at 10 a.m at Full Circle School (21 Parmenter Rd., Bernardston).

    Questions? Contact Heather or John at Full Circle School at 413-648-9468 or fullcircleschool1973@gmail.com.

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  240. Janet Couch said,

    October 24, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    16th Annual All 4 Kids Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

    SUNDAY, November 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. & MONDAY, November 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (1/2 price sale) at Easthampton High School, 70 Williston Ave. 1000’s of quality items for infants – young teens, including Fall/Winter Clothing, Baby gear, Footwear, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Games, Furniture, & Sports Equipment; ALSO Maternity and Nursing clothes. Cash and debit/credit cards accepted.

    More info at http://www.sites.google.com/site/all4kidseasthampton or on Facebook at all4kidseasthampton.

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  241. Adam Cohen said,

    October 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    FAMILY: A Place to Practice Taking Care of Ourselves and Others
    with Adi Bemak

    Nov 3, 10am-noon
    Eastworks, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA
    Suggested donation: $10-$40 per family plus donation for teacher (no one turned away for lack of funds)

    The morning will be for families to share together moments of silent practice and expressions of mindfulness through drawing, movement and music. We will look at how our family life can encourage interconnection within our homes and in the world. If you have musical instruments please bring them and come for a morning of fun and connection!

    Light refreshments will also be served.

    Please pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-a-place-to-practice-taking-care-of-ourselves-and-others-registration-51658839981

    Adi Bemak has been practicing Buddhism for four decades, beginning in 1976 when she was introduced to Buddhism in Myanmar (then Burma). As her practice deepened over many years of retreat at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), she went on to complete the three-year Community Dharma Leaders Program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Since 2001 Adi has been teaching at InsightPV and serving on the teachers’ council. She is also on the mentor faculty of the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, an international training designed and overseen by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. For nearly 20 years Adi has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), including several years on the faculty of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at UMass Medical School. In addition, for nearly a decade she has been teaching MBSR locally through the Valley Mindfulness Center, and is a Co-Buddhist Advisor (along with Peggy Gillespie) at Mt. Holyoke College. Adi maintains a mindfulness-based psychotherapy practice in Amherst, and also relishes her time with family and friends.

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  242. October 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Flying Nut: An Epoch Journey

    December 21, 7:30 pm; December 22, 3 & 7:30 pm

    Tix: $15-$25 VIP available at http://www.necenterforcircusartsorg

    NECCA’s annual Nutcracker performance, The Flying Nut. features performers from our recreational classes, youth performance troupes and professional training programs. An unforgettable evening of high-flying feats, acrobatics and so much more!

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  243. October 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    The 9th ANNUAL BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center
    Saturday October 20th 7pm-9pm (show, walk ins welcome at door)
    Sunday October 21st 10:30am-12 & 1-2:30pm (drum classes, registration required)
    At the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9 Windsor, MA
    The drum fest is an annual community experience to gather and celebrate the spirit of the drum. Drum fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday 10/21 (registration required) led by master drummer & “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday 10/20 with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Fest proceeds will support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s year round environmental education for all ages, the “Raise the Roof” fund to build a sustainable nature and cultural education center and to continue to conserve 32 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor, MA for future generations. Tamarack Hollow is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to “Inspire environmental and cultural awareness, appreciation and stewardship”. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info. Doors open at 6:30pm on 10/20 for the concert that will also include a world marketplace, silent auction, and Tamarack Hollow video. Concert is $10-20+ suggested donations at the door (walk ins welcome for concert only) or make a donation on the website: http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org
    Email Director Aimee Gelinas at aimee@gaiaroots.com to register for drum classes on 10/21 (required). More info and RSVP on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/253834468813815/

    Thank you to our drum fest sponsors: Pittsfield Cultural Council, Mass Cultural Council Festivals Grant, Adams Community Bank, Canyon Ranch, Berkshire Outdoor Center, Wood Brothers Music, Marketplace Café, Target Stores, Panera Bread, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Toole Insurance, Stagg percussion/EMD music, Storey Publishing, Guidos Marketplace, Town of Windsor & Gaia Roots

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  244. October 18, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Acrobatic Conundrum: Fig Tree Waltzes

    Friday, October 26, 7:30 pm & Saturday, October 27, 7:30 pm
    10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro VT
    All ages
    Tix: $10 – $25 VIP available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3592234

    The Fig Tree Waltzes is the newest production of Acrobatic Conundrum, a Seattle based contemporary circus company. The show is a moving exploration of indecision, desperation and tenacity in the face of choice. Devised and performed by Acrobatic Conundrum, this work features their signature style of virtuosic athletics infused with relatable humanity. Add in choreography from Costa Rica’s Jimmy Ortiz, and you have a blend of circus and dance that pushes the artists to the edge. In a world where stakes are high and time is running out, The Fig Tree Waltzes is a paean to the human drive to keep playing against overwhelming odds.

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  245. October 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Happier Valley Comedy Presents SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED: Our most popular show is back! SCRIPTED/UNSCRIPTED pairs one professional actor following a published script line-by-line with one plucky improviser doing their best to play along without having any idea what scene they’re in. It’s a dazzling display of acting chops, quick thinking, and the magic of the moment! Saturday, November 10th at 7pm AND 9pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.
    —-
    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. This month we’ll have Flayvors of Cook Farm serving up ice cream after the show! Saturday, November 17th at 3pm 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).
    —-
    Happier Valley Comedy Presents: Not In Charge: Join the talented new group Not In Charge for a fast-paced, high-energy short form improv show! For a limited run on the third Saturday of each month. Saturday, November 17th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  246. October 17, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Westhampton Public Library
    October 31, 6-8pm
    Glow in the Dark Library

    Did you ever wonder what the library looks like at night…on Halloween? It glows! Glow in the dark fun includes games of ring toss and bowling, glow in the dark books, and, of course, candy! From 6-8pm.

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  247. Tracy said,

    October 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Pony Rides – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Fundraiser to support the Middle and High School- Age Interscholastic Equestrian Team!!!

    Location: Fuller’s Horse Facility, 64 Southampton Road, Westhampton
    Ages: All Ages Welcome (adults too!)
    Cost: Donations to support the team
    Other Items: Raffles, donuts, hot cider

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  248. October 15, 2018 at 9:15 am

    FREE parent workshop. Managing Little One’s Screen Time
    Thursday, October 25th 10:15-11 am
    Palmer Monson Family Network
    4 Springfield Street, Three Rivers, MA
    413-283-6246 or kdrzewianowski@collaborative.org to register

    iPads for infants, touch screens for toddlers, video games for preschoolers-screens are everywhere! Join us for a discussion on the impact of screen time on young children’s development, and guidance on screen time with young children. Childcare available. Please pre-register.

    The Palmer Monson Family Network is a Collaborative for Educational Services program funded by the MA Dept of Early Education & Care. We are open to ALL families living in Palmer, Monson and surrounding communities with children birth through age 8. All programs and playgroups are free!

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  249. October 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Monte’s March IX
    November 19 & 20, 2018
    2 Days. 3 Counties. 43 Miles.
    Fighting hunger, feeding hope.
    Benefiting The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
    On November 19 & 20, WRSI – The River’s Monte Belmonte will be leading his annual march against hunger through the Pioneer Valley, during his Monte’s March event. For those two-days, Monte, Congressman Jim McGovern, and a number of their supporters, will push a shopping cart 43 miles from Springfield to Greenfield to raise awareness and funds for food insecurity in our region. Supporters are encouraged to donate money to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last year, the event raised more than $258,000. You can become involved in the March itself by raising money and marching as an individual, team or a virtual marcher. We also welcome any schools interested in the March to hold food or fund drives at school, host your own “mini-March,” or cheer on the Marchers on 11/19 or 11/20. For more information visit https://www.foodbankwma.org/events/montes-march9/.
    Questions? Contact Event Coordinator, Jennifer Therkelsen at JenniferT@foodbankwma.org

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  250. Beit Ahavah said,

    October 9, 2018 at 11:18 am

    HEBREW HAVURAH:

    October 11, 18, & 25: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grades 3-7 meet Thursdays after school to study modern Hebrew and the prayer services, with healthy snacks, songs and fun in a great learning studio environment.

    B’NEI MITZVAH JOURNEY CLASS

    October 11, & 25: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske. An exciting peer-cohort that meets bimonthly on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. for students whose B’nei Mitzvah service is scheduled in the upcoming year, with family involvement in services and class Shabbat dinners. Vegetarian pizza is provided by families.

    RUACH COMMUNITY SCHOOL

    Sunday, October 14, 21, & 28: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grades K-7, for RUACH and L’CHAIM. With a creative, progressive approach to Jewish learning, RUACH builds community that offers meaningful entryways into Jewish life through studing Hebrew, holidays, Jewish values to life, and going on “chavaya” real-world experiences and trips. Sign up your child today by visiting our website here!

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  251. October 4, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Children
    Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St, Northampton
    Sunday, October 21, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

    Professor Sally Campbell Galman, a researcher in gender and childhood and herself the parent of a transgender child will facilitate a conversation and exploration on “Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Children: Questions, Conversations and Coming Together.” Dr. Galman will gear the workshop towards participants’ particular interests and questions.
    You can submit questions on this anonymous online question form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JQSL3Z
    This event is open to anyone interested in learning more (open to the public). You do not need to be a parent. Childcare provided.

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  252. October 4, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Children
    Professor Sally Campbell Galman, a researcher in gender and childhood and herself the parent of a transgender child will facilitate a conversation and exploration on “Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Children: Questions, Conversations and Coming Together.” Dr. Galman will gear the workshop towards participants’ particular interests and questions.
    You can submit questions on this anonymous online question form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JQSL3Z
    This event is open to anyone interested in learning more (open to the public). You do not need to be a parent. Childcare provided.

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  253. Caitlin Davis said,

    October 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    1st Cani-Cross Race & 3K Fun Run
    Sunday, October 14th 11AM-3PM
    Notchview Ski Area
    Route 9 Windsor, MA 01270
    413-296-0187
    hilltownsleddogs@gmail.com

    Only Socialized dogs in race can attend!
    Register @: hilltownsleddogs.com/races

    $20 Entry fee for Cani-Cross
    $10 Entry fee for 3K Fun Run
    Free to watch & cheer the races!

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  254. Deb Holman said,

    October 2, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Oak Meadow Annual Open House
    Sat, Oct 13
    11am to 1pm

    Join Oak Meadow for this fun, annual event and learn more about their K-12 flexible homeschooling curriculum and accredited distance learning school.

    Browse our curriculum and meet our teachers.
    Network with other independent learners.
    Have fun making crafts and enjoy local Vermont treats.

    Free and open to anyone who’s interested in learning more about independent learning.

    132 Main St./Brooks House
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
    info@oakmeadow.com
    802-251-7250

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  255. October 2, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Hike at Bradley – Hilltowns Hiking Series
    Tuesday, October 9th
    1-2:30 pm
    Old Goshen Rd, Williamsburg

    Join us for the first hike of the fall at the Bradley property in Williamsburg. The Bradley property is 41 acres of forest 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.

    We will be doing 1-2 miles of easy-to-moderate hiking at an easy-to-moderate pace. Trail is an uneven surface with some step-over logs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes with good traction. Note that no bathroom facilities are available at the Bradley property. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. All ages are welcome

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

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  256. Beit Ahavah said,

    October 2, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Friday, October 5, 5:15pm to 6:15pm.

    Join Beit Ahavah for Tot Shabbat & Tot Sha-Potluck, the original Tot Shabbat that has swept the nation!

    Held the first Friday of the month, Tot Shabbat is the magical, musical hour celebrating the Sabbath and holidays for families with kids 0-6 and their friends. Led by the amazing Marlene Rachelle, who specializes in musical family services throughout the community.

    Tot Shabbat is followed by a vegetarian (no nuts) potluck, and pizza is provided. Contact us at info@beitahavah.org if you’re interested in bringing a dish to share!

    Learn more about this and other Beit Ahavah family programs at our website: http://www.beitahavah.org/ruach/. Tot Shabbat takes place in the music room & social hall at 130 Pine Street, Florence. Call us at (413) 587-3770 for questions or more information.

    ~*~Generously funded by the Harold Grinspoon Family Grant~*~

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  257. Kalpana Devi said,

    October 1, 2018 at 11:58 am

    To those of you with young people ages 12-18 in your life, I’d like to let you know about a one-of-a-kind dance program starting this Fall called One Earth Drum & Dance Co. The group will be led by Kalpana Devi of the local band ReBelle, plus a variety of other guest choreographers, drummers, and community leaders. The focus is on empowering participants by nurturing their creative expression, instilling a sense of inclusion, and leveraging their unique gifts as a way to engage in their community. The group will meet throughout the academic year, approximately once per month, in Amherst. Most of the meet-ups will be on Fridays from 4-8pm, with some exceptions.

    At each scheduled gathering, the company will meet, warm up, drum, dance, have dinner, enjoy a themed talk, discuss ideas, inspirations, activism and plan for the next meet-up. At every meet-up there will be group classes taught with an emphasis on personal development, well-being, and collective rapport. Rehearsals and creative process will be directed with a focus on artistic integrity, technical development and freedom to explore. Multi-level classes will complement scheduled time for creative content geared toward individual drummers’ and dancers’ skill sets. The program will culminate on June 1st and 2nd with performances for friends, family, and community!

    There is an optional orientation meeting taking place this Friday, September 29th. Registrations will be accepted through December 14th.

    If this sounds like a good fit for a young person in your life, please contact Kalpana for further details. She can be reached at OneEarthCo@gmail.com or 413-687-1558.

    Thank you, and Happy Fall!
    -Kathy Davidson

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  258. saracoblyn said,

    September 28, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Sweet Roots Gardens Fall Kids CSA
    3 Fridays, October 12, 19 & 26, 11am-12pm
    South Deerfield, MA
    $60 for 3 week program, advanced registration required
    For more info and to register:
    http://www.sweetrootsgardens.com/summer-kids-csa/

    This 3 week program will provide a space for kids (ages 6 and under) to enjoy the fall gardens, pick veggies to take home and engage in art projects and yoga poses! Also included in our fall CSA ‘share’ will be some of our herbal products including bath bombs and lip balm.

    Weekly cost includes about $10 worth of veggies- a weekly ‘snack share’ of vegetables that kids generally enjoy snacking on as well as samples of our herbal products. The fall CSA share will include greens (nutrient rich salad, pea shoots & arugula), radishes, turnips, black beans, soybeans, Jerusalem artichokes and popcorn.

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  259. Jessica Murrow said,

    September 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    The Windham Orchestra stage performance of Puccini’s TURANDOT, Oct. 12 at 7pm, 14 at 2pm Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro,VT and 18 at 7pm at Academy of Music, Northampton. http://www.windhamorchestra.org or bmcvt.org for more info and tickets.

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  260. September 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Windsor Historical Commission’s Annual Fundraiser Event
    Support the Preservation of Windsor’s Cultural History

    PIE SALE CRAFT FAIR & HARVEST FESTIVAL
    Windsor Historical Museum ~ Route 9, Windsor

    Sunday September 30th 11am – 3pm

    ~Museum Exhibits OPEN + docent led tours
    ~Delicious Homemade Pies, Baked Goods, Syrup and Jams

    ~Craft Sale with Tamarack Hollow Trading, Windsor Congregational Church Craft/Tag Sale & Book Sale

    ~Information from Alpine Solar,Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center, Notchview/The Trustees & Friends of Windsor

    ~Community Farmers Market & Food Windsor grown produce, pies, breads, jams, refreshments & more!

    ~Kid’s show w/ Henry the Juggler 11:30am
    ~Lively Latin music w/ Trio Candela 12:30-2pm*thanks to the Windsor Cultural Council!

    ~Windsor Organizations & Business info

    ~Follow us on facebook/windsorhistoricalcommission

    Pie & Baked goods donations accepted day of sale!

    For more info and vendor inquiries visit us on Facebook!

    THANK YOU to our sponsors: Windsor Cultural Council & FOW

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  261. September 20, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Jewish Community Family Apple Picking at Clarkdale Fruit Farms
    Friday, September 28th
    4:00pm
    All ages welcome, but best suited for 0-11 and caregivers
    Clarkdale Fruit Farms
    303 Upper Rd, Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342
    Apple Picking is $10 (snap and all other forms of payment accepted)
    all other activities are FREE
    https://www.facebook.com/events/409527579577796/

    Especially for families with young children! Celebrate the Harvest Holiday of Sukkot and welcome the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, with freshly picked apples! Free family-friendly activities will include music, stories, Shabbat rituals, and more. Apples are $10/peck (with smaller bag options available.) Cash, credit, check, and SNAP accepted.

    A collaboration between PJ Library Western Massachusetts, Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Jewish Community of Amherst, and Temple Israel of Greenfield.

    For more information please contact PJ Library Coordinator Rachel at RSchneider@JewishWesternMass.org.

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  262. September 20, 2018 at 10:27 am

    The Ha-Ha’s & Friends: ImprovBoston’s AllForm Cast: Longtime local favorites The Ha-Ha’s perform a completely improvised comedy show on the second Saturday of every month! Each show has a new special guest – this month we welcome ImprovBoston performing their signature format AllForm! Saturday, October 13th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $13 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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    Happier FAMILY Comedy Show: Monthly family-friendly improv comedy show, great for 5-12 year olds and their adults. This month we’ll have Flayvors of Cook Farm serving up ice cream after the show! Saturday, October 20th at 3pm 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).
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    Happier Valley Comedy Presents: Not In Charge: Join the talented new group Not In Charge for a fast-paced, high-energy short form improv show! For a limited run on the third Saturday of each month. Saturday, October 20th at 7pm at the new Happier Valley Comedy Theater (1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, on rte.9). And stick around after for the 9pm showcase and open improv jam! Tickets: $10 online and at the door. For more info: http://www.happiervalley.com.

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  263. September 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Food Bank After Hours
    October 23rd 5:30pm
    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

    Join us for a volunteer experience sorting food in our warehouse, and then stay to enjoy Berkshire Brewing Company Beer, Black Birch Vineyard Wine and Headwater Cider. Cost is 10 dollars (free to kitchen cabinet members).

    Visit: http://www.foodbankwma.org/afterhours for more information.

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