Youth Sports – Greenfield YMCA

Saturday, November 1st 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street


Besides swimming and gymnastics the Y offers year-round sports programs for 4-12 year olds.  November through December parents can choose from indoor preschool soccer on Tuesdays at 4pm, basketball skills and drills on Saturdays at 9:00am for 4-5 year olds, 10:00am for 6-8 year olds and 11:00am for 9-12 year olds and Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15pm for 6-12 year olds.  All of these programs emphasis is on the mental and physical development of each child vs. winning at all costs.  For more info go to page 11 of the Program Brochure at or call 773-3646.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Food Sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - All Day
at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish
15 Thayer Street

The Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 15 Thayer Street, South Deerfield has for sale frozen cheese, potato and cheese and sauerkraut pierogi. For purchase and pick-up please call 665-2129 or 774-3800 until December 22nd.

Open for Business at GPL

Monday, November 24th 2014 - All Day
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Open for Business, Friday, November 21, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Pioneer Valley Brass

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - All Day

The Pioneer Valley Brass will perform a free public concert on sacred, traditional, and modern holiday music, sponsored by the First Universalist Parish of North Dana, on Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Warwick, MA.  Other scheduled vespers this season include Saturday, December 13 at 5:00 pm at First Parish, Unitarian in Hubbardston  and Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Long Ave, in Greenfield.  The Parish will also sponsor a vespers service by the Pioneer Valley Brass in Greenfield at 3:00 on Sunday, Jan. 11 at St. James Episcopal Church.

Community YMCA Greenfield

Monday, December 15th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Y Gift Certificates – Y gift certificates make great holiday gifts for people of all ages, abilities, and interests.  Certificates can be used for classes, camps, massages, childcare, memberships and more!   Certificates can be purchased at the Y’s Welcome Center seven days per week.

Holiday Memberships – The Y is now selling 2, 4 and 6 week memberships to meet the exercise needs of people in the area for the holidays or on college break.  These memberships include lap swimming, use of the Jacuzzi, 50+ Group Exercise classes each week, use of the basketball court during scheduled times, weight room and cardio machines.  Call 773-3646 ext 0 for prices and details.

Childcare for ages 2.9-13 – Community YMCA Greenfield

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street


The Y provides year round, safe, quality, dependable childcare for ages 2.9-13.  The Y’s full day preschool serves children ages 2.9-5 years and the Y before and after school childcare serves children ages 6-13.  Both programs take full advantage of the Y’s facility to provide a complete childcare curriculum.  Both programs are open on snow days so parents do not have to miss work.  Call 773-3646 ext 431 for preschool info and ext. 452 for childcare info.

Jan/Feb Classes –Community YMCA Greenfield

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Registration for Jan/Feb classes is now in progress for members and non members.  Classes for kids include swimming, gymnastics, youth basketball, preschool sports, youth cooking, Taekwondo, preschool and after school childcare.  Classes for adults include water fitness, water therapy, weight loss programs, strength training, swim lessons, cardiac rehab and diabetes prevention/improvement.  Check “Brochure” at or call 773-3646 ext 0.

Snow Day Childcare –Community YMCA

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 As part of the Y’s preschool and before/after school childcare programs, the Y offers snow day care.  This program is very helpful for parents who have to work on school snow days.  For info about the Y’s preschool call Janet at 773-3646 ext 431 and Kara at 773-3646 ext 452 for ages 6-12 childcare.

Peace Light from Bethlehem at United Church of Bernardston

Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 12:00 am

The Peace Light, originally lit from the lamps at the grotto in Bethlehem where Jesus was born, has traveled to United Church of Bernardston. You may come and light your candle from this flame, during business hours of 9am – 3pm Monday through Friday. You may also receive the flame on Sunday, Dec 21 or Christmas Eve. Worship Service on Sunday begins at 10:30am. Christmas Eve services are at 6pm and 11pm.

“Drawing and Painting” at Arcadia

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - All Day
at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Rt 141

Come to Arcadia for eight mornings of creativity and reconnection with yourself in Mass Audubon’s special program on “Drawing and Painting.” Learn the rudiments of drawing, design, composition and the techniques of water-based painting on gessoed paper and canvas. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations and studio time. Cost includes all supplies and instruction for eight classes. The instructor, Jan Ruby-Crystal, has been an art educator for 36 years. During her long career as a University Professor she taught classes in 2-D design, painting, drawing, papermaking, printmaking, book arts, metal smithing and digital photography and design. Her own artwork has melded into a multi-media mix of her skills with an emphasis on imagery from nature. Her work can be seen at Happy Valley in Northampton and online at The program will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 9 a.m. – noon. Two programs will be offered: one on Tuesdays and the other on Fridays. The Tuesday program will take place on January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 17, 24. The Friday program is offered on January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 13, 20, 27. Fee is $250 for Mass Audubon members and $275 for nonmembers. Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or

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