Events

Half Price Classes –YMCA

Wednesday, October 1st 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 The Y is offering a select group of classes and programs at 50% off so people can give them a try.  The four week session runs from September 29 through October 26.  The class offerings are Aquacize on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Water Fitness on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm, Cardio Abs on Sundays at 10:45am, Deep Water Running on Sundays at 11:30am plus all parent/child classes for children ages 6-36 months on Tuesdays at 1:00pm and 4:45pm, Mondays at 10:00am and 10:45am, Thursdays at 9:30am, 10:15am and 11:15am, Fridays at 5:45pm and Saturdays at 12:00pm.  Check pages 12 and 16 of the Fall Program Brochure at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646 ext 0 for more info.

GPL

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

 

Preschool Story Hour, Tuesday, October 21, 28, 10am

Parents with kids 5 and under – please join us for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun! Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts with Sally Ahearn. Preschool Story Hour takes place in the LeVanway Meeting Room from 10 to 11 a.m. No sign-up is required, and this program is open to everyone and free of charge, thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. For more information phone the children’s librarian at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5.

Greenfield Public Library

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Lunch, Tuesday, October 21, 28, 12-2pm

The Library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.   This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.   Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Wake-up Wednesday – Workforce Training Fund Programs (WFTP)

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 7:30 am - 9:00 am
at Franklin/Hampshire Career Center
178 Industrial Drive

WAKE UP WEDNESDAYS
FREE Speaker Series for Hampshire County Businesses
Franklin-Hampshire Career Center, 178 Industrial Dr. Northampton

Workforce Training Fund Programs (WFTP)
Johanna Hall, Contracted by the Workforce Training Fund Program
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30—9:30 AM, Free!

Learn how to access up to $250,000!

Offset the cost of training your employees with a WFTP grant
Unsure about venturing into the “grant wilderness” alone? Find out what it would take for YOUR organization to be successfully funded. Check out www.mass.gov/wtfp then plan to attend!
The MA Workforce Training Fund Program provides Massachusetts businesses with training grants of up to $250,000 to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth’s businesses.
An overview of all of the Workforce Training Fund Grant programs will be provided.
General Program Grant Express Program Grants
Technical Assistance Grant Hiring Incentive Training Grants
Consortium Grants
The features and benefits of each program, the amount of available funding, and how to apply for each grant using the online application process will be covered.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat early! Coffee & light refreshments will be provided.
Register for this free workshop online at www.gcc.mass.edu/wakeup.
Call (413)-586-6506 or email bizteam@fhcareers.org with any questions.

Co-Sponsored by: Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Harmon Personnel, Greenfield Community College.

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Lunch, Wednesday, October 22, 29, 12-2pm

The Library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.   Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

Great Falls Farmers Market

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at near the Discovery Center
Ave. A and 2nd St.

The Great Falls Farmers Market in Turners Falls is pleased to announce we are now accepting SNAP/EBT benefit cards!

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Chess Club, Wednesday, October 22, 29,, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players in the meeting room of the Greenfield Public Library.  Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.  The first Wednesday of each month will be in the main library, and the last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A

Vendors & crafters set up at 5pm, doors open at 6pm and event starts promptly at 7pm. Each month, the first 10-20 in the door get an extra something FREE. Sometimes, entry is FREE with a donation.

Come and place quarter bids on items provided by artists and vendors. Items valued 0-20$, you place a quarter bid. For an item valued between twenty one and thirty dollars, you place a fifty cent bid. For items valued between thirty one and forty dollars, the bid is seventy five cents. Items valued at over forty dollars, you place a one dollar bid.

If you place a bid and your paddle is in the air, your number is chosen, you WIN!!!

5$ entry fee (includes one paddle) additional paddles are 1$!

Additional drawings and bonuses are awarded – So, bring your friends! First 10 guests receive a 5 bonus chances to win!

DON’T FORGET YOUR QUARTERS!!!

ALL proceeds go to local non-profits and causes near and dear to the hearts of locals. Please come and show your support. If you have an item that you’d like to donate for in house collection, please STOP INTO THE EVENT.

Free Jazz Guitar Performance

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Forbes Library
21 West Street

Genre: Jazz, Improvisation, Guitar

Date: Oct 22, 7:00 PM

Location: Coolidge Museum, Forbes Library, 20 West ST, Northampton

Cost: Free



Peter Biedermann is an instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, AZ that has been composing and performing for over 35 years and will be appearing for the sixth time at 
Forbes Library. While his music covers a number of genres in various disciplines, the sounds you will hear on the evening of Wednesday, October 22nd will be entirely

original. The music will be performed on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings combined with subtle ambient electronics. The architecture of the music is melodic and rhythmic, combining compositional structure and improvisation that embraces the influences of the last 50+ years of finger style acoustic guitar playing. Fans of artists such as Davey Graham, John Fahey, Alex de Grassi, Leo Kottke, Ralph Towner and Michael Hedges will enjoy this music.

CDs will be for sale after the performance. Please go to www.peterbiedermann.com for more information.

 

Greenfield Public Library

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street

Writer’s Lunch, Thursday, October 23, 30, 12-2pm

The Library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.   This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.   Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

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