Genevieve Burnett artist’s talk

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Anchor House of Artists
518 Pleasant Street


a reading from the compiled journals

of oil painter, Genevieve Burnett

Since 1962, the oil painter Genevieve Burnett has kept

a running journal in cursive, filling over 100 spiral bound

notebooks, documenting her life and times as an artist living

on the edge. This event features a reading from the preliminary

draft of a compiled, annotated biography, an exhibit of paintings

hitherto unseen and a slideshow of artworks from the extensive

library of documents from an artist’s life.

–sponsored in part by the ART ANGELS FUND

Thursday, April 24, 2014

from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$8.00 advance seating, $10.00 at the door

Anchor House of Artists

518 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

(413) 588-4337

After a tragic fall, which left her unable to live on her own, to preserve her massive body of work and writings she permitted them to be moved and safeguarded at the Anchor House of Artists. With this opportunity to see all of her life’s work in one place, she and I have taken on the project of organizing them such that the paintings and the writings are accessible in chronological order. To assist in this process, Burnett has complied her journals into a new condensed, handwritten form and inserted drawings she has made from her paintings along with some photographs she has kept of people and places. To this work, I have added annotations that fill in blanks and lend explanation of events surrounding her writing. Paintings of Burnett’s that have not been exhibited before will hang at the event.

The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Admission fee includes a signed brochure with a brief of the writing and a color reproduction of her artwork. Call or email the Anchor House of Artists for reservations.

The Food Bank Gala: Speakeasy Soiree

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road

The Food Bank Gala: Speakeasy Soiree – Presented by Bank of America

at the Log Cabin (500 Easthampton Rd., Holyoke, MA)

Friday, April 25

6:30–10 pm

$100 per Reservation


Help prohibit hunger while being transported back to the Roaring Twenties with an evening full of hot jazz, cool drinks and good eats from the region’s finest restaurants and top chefs. Our biennial Food Bank Gala, started by a committee of chefs and restaurant owners, was created as a way to engage the food and wine industry to support a cause near and dear to their heart—hunger. This signature event is an exciting opportunity to become involved and participate in helping the community while supporting The Food Bank in their efforts to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger. Without question, the Gala has continued to be our biggest and most rewarding event. Since 2006, it has helped raise nearly $300,000, which has allowed us to provide approximately 900,000 meals to individuals across Western Massachusetts!

The evening will be hosted by Seth and Ashley from WWLP’s Mass Appeal.

1920’s fashion or cocktail attire is suggested, but not required.


Reservations at:


Contact: Heather Clark

Hands Together for Haiti 5K walk/run and 10K run

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am
at Our Lady of Peace
90 7th Street

You are invited to participate in the Hands Together for Haiti race for charity. It is scheduled for April 26, 2014. The 5K and 10K races will take place in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. The 5K course is family friendly. A complimentary t-shirt will be provided to the first 100 registrants and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each category.

This event is the idea and work of a 10 year old wanting to make a difference in the world. Hands Together help the poor in Haiti by establishing schools, orphanages, nutrition and feeding programs, medical clinics, sustainable-development projects, and by establishing partnerships with local leaders and communities. They are working to build a better world for thousands of suffering people in Haiti. Thank you for your support!



Faithful Friends Clothing Closet

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Faith Baptist Church
331 Silver St

Faithful Friends Clothing Closet will be open Sunday April 26 from 9-12. Lots of free clothing for men, women and children. Please come down and take what you need.

Friends of the Erving Library Book / Plant Sale and Raffle

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Erving Public Library
17 Moore Street

The Friends of the Erving Library are holding their yearly book/plant sale and raffle on Saturday,  April 26. Monies from this fund raiser are used to support library programs and activities. Community members and local businesses have donated items for the “pick a prize” raffle. Raffle items include gift certificates to local restaurants or businesses, maple syrup from Poplar Mountain Products, and a basket of handmade chocolates.

The sale begins on Saturday, April 26 from 9a.m. until 4 p.m. and continues during open library hours through May 3.

Town Wide Tag Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Saturday, April 26th 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Library are coordinating the Town Wide Tag Sale being held in the town of Erving on April 26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A town map and street list identifying the location of  the tag sales is available at the following locations: Erving Public Library, Erving Town Hall, Erving Senior-Community Center, Erving Elementary School, Box Car Restaurant, Crocked Tap Cafe, Freight House Antiques, Pocket Saver Market, Weatherheads Convenience Store, and Prondecki’s/Franklin Grocery.

Passport Holyoke Fall Festival Planning Meeting

Monday, April 28th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Holyoke Senior Center
291 Pine Street

Passport Holyoke, a network of organizations that promotes the diverse cultural, educational and recreational assets of Holyoke, invites the public to a fourth planning meeting for a citywide fall celebration. The meeting will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5 pm at the Holyoke Senior Center.

The fall 2014 event will bring together diverse community and arts groups for a 3-day weekend of programming. The event will feature visual arts displays and performances, food, music, recreational activities, and history programs – all of which will highlight the many unique attributes of the City of Holyoke.

To make the event as successful as possible Passport Holyoke is asking for community input. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and creativity! Pizza will be served at the meeting.

Turners Falls Hockey Team 11th Annual Fundrasing Event

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 12:00 am
at French King Bowling Center
French King Hgwy

Turners Falls Hockey Team

11th Annual Fundrasing Event


A Comedy ESP/Hypnosis Show!

Starring Bruce James

Saturday Night, May 3, 2014

French King Bowling Center

Pasta Stations provided by Myers Catering


Must be 18 or older

Reservations for Groups of 8 or More!

Doors Open at 6:00, Show at 9:00

Raffle Drawings for Bruins, Red Sox and Patriot items & much, much, more

Call Sponors for tickets

Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors

413-665-3771, 104

Don Mailoux, 413-423-3810, 413-834-1524

French King Bowling Center


Freedom Credit Union

Misty Lyons, 413-505-5786

Scotty’s Convenience Store, 413-863-9634

Coyote’s Path Youth Nature Awareness Program

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Putney, Vermont
P.O. Box 2485

March 8 will be the first spring session day for Coyote’s Path, an outdoor adventure program for youth ages 6 to 16. Coyote’s Path is sponsored by the Institute for Natural Learning (website, and runs one Saturday a month in Putney, Vermont: 9am to 3pm, followed by an optional overnight campout. Call now to register: 254-5800. Or email

Pioneer Valley Ballet Spring Open House

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Pioneer Valley Ballet
116 Pleasant St.

May 3
10am-12pm at PVB’s studio
Join us for a Spring Open House.
Meet the teachers & tour the studio.
FREE special events include:
10:45am – DANCE in a mixed level ballet-inspired creative movement class with Miss Lisa
11:45am – WATCH a sneak peak of a short performance for our Mother’s Day Brunch as performed by our Intermediate and Advanced Dancers.

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