Events

Firebird 5K

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - All Day at Highland Pond
Highland Avenue
Greenfield

The Greenfield Fire Department Local 2548, and The Recover Project present The Firebird 5K Race Against Addiction Saturday June 4th, starting at 10 AM at Highland Pond, Greenfield. This 5K footrace is to raise awareness regarding the devastating disease of addiction as well as providing preventive education. Registration is now open to walkers, runners, teams and families: FIREBIRD 5K, Facebook.com/firebird5K/runreg.com/firebird5-k.

Baby Noah Benefit

Wednesday, April 20th 2016 - 8:00 pm at Millers Falls Rod and Gun
210 Turners Falls Road
Montague

On Saturday, May 28th, from 3 to 8 PM there is a special fundraiser at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club, 210 Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls for 16 month old Noah Nicholas Wyman who suffers from Kidney Disease-chronic kidney failure and is the End Stage of failure requiring a transplant by June. Tickets are $20, children under 10 eat free. Chicken barbecue, raffles, games, Music, Bounce House, Face Painting and more. For more on how to help, or for any reason, please call Linda at 413-768-9868.

Shakespeare on Tour

Monday, May 9th 2016 - All Day at Amherst College
Concord Road
Amherst

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of poet and playwright William Shakespeare, several of the Bard’s original 1623 First Folios are embarking on a cross-country tour. In the state of Massachusetts, Amherst College will be the only stop for the traveling exhibition titled First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, an initiative made possible by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The First Folio will be on display at Amherst’s Mead Art Museum May 9–31, and the exhibition will be free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to see the book itself, which will be open to Hamlet’s famous “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Accompanying the 1623 book will be a six-panel display exploring Shakespeare’s impact, then and now, along with interactive, digital activities.

“Amherst has long prized connections to primary-source literary documents because of the insight they offer into the history of the written word. We are particularly excited to be the Massachusetts host of the First Folio,” said Amherst President Biddy Martin. “The collector’s connection to the College makes the occasion of its visit unique to Amherst. It is a special treat to be part of the tour of this global treasure.”

Beginning in April through the end of May, Amherst will offer educational programs and related events for the public and families, including presentations by internationally recognized scholars, public performances of Shakespeare’s plays, and workshops for local teachers, as well as events organized by the Emily Dickinson Museum and The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass. For a full schedule of related programming, visit amherst.edu/go/firstfolio.

Amherst College

Founded in 1821, Amherst College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college with 1,800 students from most of the 50 states and more than 30 other countries. Considered one of the nation’s best educational institutions, the College awards the B.A. degree in 38 fields of study. More than half of Amherst students receive need-based financial aid. Henry Clay Folger, renowned collector and founder of the Folger Shakespeare Library, graduated from Amherst College in 1879. Learn more at www.amherst.edu.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenfield Public Library programs May 16–June 4,

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

 

 

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Writers’ Lunch, Monday, May 16, 23, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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.  Writer’s Lunch will not meet May 30 as the library will be closed for Memorial Day.

 

Open for Business, Monday, May 16, 23, 2-5pm  

Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work. Open for Business will not be available May 30 as the library will be closed for Memorial Day.

 

Afterschool Read-Aloud, Monday, May 16, 23, 4-5pm

Kids of all ages will love read-aloud story hour at the Greenfield Public Library each Monday from 4 to 5 PM.  Children’s Librarian Kay or a guest reader will read picture books, folk tales, or passages from favorite chapter books in a theme each week, with sing-along songs and some puppetry to go along with the theme. For more information, check out the library website at www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org or call the children’s librarian at 413-772-1544 extension 5104.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, May 17, 24, 31, 10-11am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Tuesday, May 17, 24, 31, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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 is 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.

 

Children’s Book Writers Group, Tuesday, May 17, 6-8pm

Adults who write for children are invited to attend a critique group in the LeVanway Room the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 pm. The group will be facilitated by Nell Wright. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories. For more information, call Jane at the library at 413-772-1544 x 5120.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, May 18, 25, June 1, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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.

 

Young Writers Group, Wednesday, May 18, 25, 4-5pm

Author and teacher Nell Wright will work with young writers ages 10-14 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. The group will meet in the Greenfield Room from 4 -5pm. The group is limited to 8 participants and preregistration is required. Call 413-772-1544 extension 5 for more information. This class is free thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday, May 18, 25, June 1, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players at the Greenfield Public Library.  Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.  The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Thursday, May 19, 26, June 2, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Friday, May 20, 27, June 3, 10am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch Workshop, Friday, May 20, 27, June 3, 12-2pm

This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 pm.  Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written.  Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well.  There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Open for Business, Friday, May 20, 27, June 3, 2-5pm

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

 

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Tiny House Northeast, Wednesday June 1, 6pm

The First Wednesday Speaker Series welcomes Isa Bauer, Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast on Wednesday, June 1, at 6pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library. The presentation focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Library Closing: Saturday, May 28 and Monday May 30 for Memorial Day Weekend

The library will be closed all day Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. See you Tuesday, May 31! Remember we are open 24/7 at greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

 

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 413-772-1544 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org

Greenfield Public Library Events

Friday, May 20th 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

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Library Closing: Saturday, May 28 and Monday May 30 for Memorial Day Weekend

The library will be closed all day Saturday, May 28 and Monday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day. See you Tuesday, May 31! Remember we are open 24/7 at greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Monday, May 23, June 6, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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. Writer’s Lunch will not meet May 30 as the library will be closed for Memorial Day.

 

Open for Business, Monday, May 23, June 6, 2-5pm  

Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work. Open for Business will not be available May 30 as the library will be closed for Memorial Day.

 

Afterschool Read-Aloud, Monday, May 23, June 6, 4-5pm

Kids of all ages will love read-aloud story hour at the Greenfield Public Library each Monday from 4 to 5 PM.  Children’s Librarian Kay or a guest reader will read picture books, folk tales, or passages from favorite chapter books in a theme each week, with sing-along songs and some puppetry to go along with the theme. For more information, check out the library website at www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org or call the children’s librarian at 413-772-1544 extension 5104. Afterschool Read-Aloud will not happen on May 30 as the library will be closed for Memorial Day.

 

Experience the Book Auditions: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Monday, May 23, 5-6pm

Information about the event and auditions for parts will take place in the LeVanway Room. For information contact Kay Lyons at 772-1544 x-5105.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, May 24, 31, June 7, 10-11am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Tuesday, May 24, 31, June 7, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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 is 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.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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.

 

Young Writers Group, Wednesday, May 25, 4-5pm

Author and teacher Nell Wright will work with young writers ages 10-14 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. The group will meet in the Greenfield Room from 4 -5pm. The group is limited to 8 participants and preregistration is required. Call 413-772-1544 extension 5 for more information. This class is free thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday, May 25, June 1, 8, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players at the Greenfield Public Library.  Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.  The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Thursday, May 26, June 2, 9, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway 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.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Friday, May 27, June 3, 8, 10am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch Workshop, Friday, May 27, June 3, 8, 12-2pm

This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 pm.  Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written.  Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well.  There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Open for Business, Friday, May 27, June 3, 8, 2-5pm

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

 

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Tiny House Northeast, Wednesday June 1, 6pm

The First Wednesday Speaker Series welcomes Isa Bauer, Project Manager and lead designer from Tiny House Northeast on Wednesday, June 1, at 6pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library. The presentation focuses on the basics of planning for and owning a tiny house on wheels; both its challenges and advantages, offering insights unique from the currently popular tiny house themed TV shows. This program is sponsored by The Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Teen Book Club, Tuesday, June 7, 2:30- 4PM

The Fandoms Anonymous Teen Book Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. The June selections are Assassins Blade by Sarah Maas and Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. The Book Bracket Challenge means you can join any time and still be a part of the debates and discussions of each book racing toward the final Best Book of the Season. New members always welcome.

 

Spelling Bee! Thursday, June 9, 6:30 pm

In conjunction with Greenfield’s Bee Festival, The Friends of Greenfield Public Library will hold a Spelling Bee on June 9 at 6:30pm. The Spelling Bee will be held at Second Congregational Church on Court Square. Teams of three must preregister and there is a fee of $15.00 per team. Suggested age for entry is 16+. The event will include raffles, food and fun!

 

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 413-772-1544 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

The Greenfield Public Library hosts their ever popular and fun “Mother Goose Story Hour” Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am at the Greenfield Public Library, Main Street, Greenfield. Free and all youngsters and grown-ups are welcome.

MCTV

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - All Day

Montague Community Television | MCTV

Week of May 23rd-27th, 2016

New this week: GCC Spring Dance Recital

A warm hello from Montague Community Television! Looking for more excuses to get outside? The Great Falls Farmer’s Market is season from May through October–you can stop by at the corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street on Wednesdays from 2-6pm.

Now in our TV schedule, you can check out the GCC Spring dance recital as well as the May installment of Renewables are Ready and the May 17th School Committee meeting. Finally, tune in to MCTV on Monday at 7PM to see the Montague Selectboard meeting live.

Something going on you think others would like to see? Get in touch to learn how easy it is to use a camera and capture the moment. (413) 863-9200infomontaguetv@gmail.com, or stop by 34 2nd Street in Turners between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We’d love to work with you!

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Art Display at Hosmer gallery

Tuesday, May 24th 2016 - All Day at Forbes Library
21 West Street
Northampton

Perspectives – by Jonathan Moldover, Jeffrey Waldron and Jennifer Ablard

Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library

May 28-June 29, 2016

Reception: Saturday June 11, 2-4 PM

 

Jennifer Ablard created this exhibit from a series of photographs taken over the span of 4 years. A daily commute took Jennifer past this lone apple tree in the middle of conservation land. She had the pleasure of seeing this orchard survivor in all manner of weather and mood. Using an extended period of time to study a location is one example of how Jennifer uses perspective.

Jonathan Moldover has been photographing the details of the world around him for over 55 years. Aside from his 6 grandchildren, his favorite subjects these days are botanical closeups and street photography. When photographing flowers, he tries to identify what attracted him to the plant and then emphasize it in the image.

Jeffrey Waldron is a photographer and painter who has been working in the Pioneer Valley since 2000. Originally from Amherst, MA, he now lives in Granby with his wife Cherry. In addition to her own work, Cherry works with him in creating and showing his art. Hummingbirds are Jeff’s current obsession, and he is not only photographing and painting them, but is trying to create a Hummingbird Garden in his backyard.

 

Faith Kaufmann

Head of Arts & Music

Forbes Library

20 West Street

Northampton MA 01060

413-587-1011 x 4529

 

The Healing Power of Stillness

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 7:00 pm at Greenfield Community Television
393 Main Street
Greenfield

Join the Christian Science community for a free lecture by Larissa “Lari” Snorek-Yates, practitioner of Christian Science healing, Thursday, May 26th at 7 PM, at 393 Main Street, upstairs, Greenfield at the GCTV studios. This lecture is sponsored by First Church of Christ Scientist, 110 Federal Street, Greenfield.. 413-773-9765

Bernardston Elementary School Spring Craft fair.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Bernardston Elementary School
37 school rd
bernardston

The Bernardston Elementary School is hosting a spring craft fair from 9-3 in the gym and cafe. Proceeds to benefit their school library. We will have lots of craft vendors with various types of products to be sold. We have some booth rentals still open. Please contact Jennifer at 413-522-8564 for questions.

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