14th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - All Day
at Iron Bridge
Bridge Street

Tickets for the 14th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner in Shelburne Falls, presented by the Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) in partnership with the towns of Shelburne and Buckland, will be available starting at 5:30 PM, Thursday July 17th. This year tickets can be purchased at the Village Information Center, 75 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls on a first-come, first-served basis for $35 each. After July 17th tickets can be purchased at the GSFABA office located at 75 Bridge Street or over the phone by calling 413-625-2526. Cash, check, Mastercard and Visa will be accepted. This is a “rain or shine” outdoor event. Another sellout is expected.


Camp Apex

Monday, July 21st 2014 - All Day
at Camp Apex
Peckville Road

Camp Apex – Camp Apex has two two-week sessions with openings this summer. July 21-August 1 the theme is ‘Prehistoric Times and Man & Beast’. August 4-15 the theme is ‘Barnyard Banter’. The boys and girls ages 6-12 are divided into groups by age and the camp has one staff person for every 8 campers. The theme is played out during the day with games, crafts, reading/story time, etc. Camp Apex is located three miles up Route 2 from the rotary and has a solar heated pool, 160 foot tube slide, archery, ball fields, obstacle course and more. For more info go to and click on ‘Camps’ or call 773-3646 ext. 0.

Greenfield Public Library

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

Sunshine Story Time, Monday, July 21, 28, August 4, 10am

Bring children to Sunshine Story Time at Greenfield Public Library each Monday morning at 10:00!  Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children.  There’s half an hour of story time and a few minutes of visiting and play time for active young children made possible by funding from the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.  This program is held in the LeVanway Meeting Room, on the lower level of the building, accessed through the rear or by stairs or elevator from the main floor.  For further information contact Kay Lyons at (413) 772-1544 ext.  5, or check the library website at


Y Summer Track Series

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
at Mohawk Trail Regional High School
24 Ashfield Rd

Summer Track Series – The YMCA is offering a track and field program for kids (ages 3 and over) and adults on Mondays; the Mondays include July 21, 28 and August 4 and 11. The track meets are at Mohawk High School in Buckland on their eight lane rubberized track. Registration starts at 5:15pm, events start at 5:30pm. The fee is $5 per person per night. For more info check page 7 of the Y’s Summer Program Guide.

Greenfield Public Library

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street

“Fizz, Boom, Wow!” Monday, July 21, 28, August 4, 6:30pm

Science experiments based on books with local science teachers Mandy Locke and Jessica Farwell will inspire kids with indoor and outdoor activities.  This event, run as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and is free of charge.

Greenfield Public Library

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street

Writer’s Lunch, Tuesday, July 22, 29, August 5, 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.

Greenfield Public Library Story Time

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street

Summer Camp Story Time, Wednesday, July 23, 30, August 6, 10am

Kay Lyons will hold a story time for summer camps, homeschooling groups, and other groups.  Groups may attend up to 3 sessions and must register with the library.  Contact the Children’s Room at 413-772-1544 x 5 for more details or to sign up.

Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert

Wednesday, July 30th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Shelburne Falls Military Band would like to invite you to attend one of our weekly concerts that take place Wednesday nights at 7pm during the summer months. We travel around western Franklin County and perform at a variety of locations (see list below). Refreshments are often provided by local, community-run organizations.

June 18th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

June 25th – Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls

July 2nd – The Grange in Shelburne Center

July 16th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

July 23rd – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

July 30th – Federated Church in Charlemont

August 6th – The Grange in Shelburne Center

August 13th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

August 20th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

The SFMB began in the fall of 1835 and has been operating continually ever since, making it one of the longest continually operating military bands in the United States. Our members come from all over Franklin County and beyond, and we are all delighted that we are able to keep this New England tradition alive. We are always on the look out for new members, so if you like what you hear and want to participate, please talk to a band member about joining!

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, July 31st 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

ServiceNet’s Prospect Meadow Farm’s Open House

Friday, August 1st 2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Prospect Meadow Farm
103A Prospect Street

Prospect Meadow Farm has helped dozens of disabled people enrich their lives and further their recovery. In addition, the farm has produced more than 25,000 pounds of produce which has been provided to ServiceNet group homes, other non-profits, local food programs, and community members who purchase shares to help sustain this venture.

The open house will feature guided tours, barnyard animals, hay rides around town, as well as arts and crafts activities. In addition, live music will be provided by The Endless and Carinae. The Endless, comprised of ServiceNet staff members and program recipients, has been performing locally for more than ten years. Carinae is a Hadley-based band offering a psychedelic mix of musical genres.

Complimentary snacks will be provided, and desserts can be purchased from the “SugarBakers Cake Truck.”

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