Quartermania Events

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 12:00 am
at St.Kaz
St. Kaz

QuarterMania Events are being held as scheduled:

Last 2 weeks in July, the hall is undergoing construction.


August 6

August 27

September 24

October 22

November 19

Lions Club Coupon Books

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - All Day

The 30th Anniversary Greenfield Lions Club Coupon Book is available right now, featuring savings from about 100 different businesses (some new ones, too!). For information on purchasing your coupon book call 413-772-2800, 1-800-395-5174 or 413-772-0202.

Volunteer Opportunity & Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Center for New Americans
42 Gothic Street

August 4, 2014

Public Service Announcement

Run Date: Immediate Release

Contact: Peg Thibbitts, Volunteer Program Coordinator

(413) 587-0084 or


Volunteer Tutors Wanted:

The Center for New Americans is looking for volunteer tutors to be trained to work with adult immigrants who have applied or will be applying for U.S. citizenship. The training consists of 3 two hour sessions over the course of three weeks and will take place in September.  Please note that CNA’s English as a Second Language tutor training is a prerequisite to the Citizenship training. The next ESOL training will take place on August 16th and August 23rd, from 10-12:30 in the Northampton CNA office.

Center for New Americans is a community-based, non-profit, Adult Basic Education program serving immigrants, refugees, and migrants in Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton.


For more information or to register, please contact Peg Thibbitts at the Center for New Americans, (413) 587-0084 or You can also find information on the volunteer page of our website,



FRCOG Volunteer Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
12 Olive Street

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will be running trainings for medical and non-medical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster.

The next MRC 101 training dates areTuesday, September 16th 11:00 am to 3:30 pm or Monday, October 13th  6:00 pm to 9:30 PM.
The trainings will be held at the FRCOG offices at the John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street in Greenfield, in the first floor conference room.
*       Complete the MRC Training course and course evaluation.
*       Complete a Application packet including policy and procedure agreements
*       Credentialed and pass a CORI/SORI check
*       Complete a Personal and Family Preparedness Plan
*       Complete ICS/100  and NIMS/700 within one year of joining the MRC
*       Complete CPR/First Aid training (if not already certified) within one year of joining the MRC
*       Attend one MRC unit activity per year – training, meeting, or drill.

The MRC Training itself involves the following:
*       Health, Safety and Personal Preparedness
*       Vulnerable and Special Needs Populations
*       Psychological First Aid
*       NIMS and Incident Command Overview
*       Points of Distribution (POD)
*       Roles and Responsibilities of the MRC Volunteer

Chair Yoga and Book Signing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.


Long-time area yoga and meditation Teacher Jeanie Erlbaum will hold a chair yoga class and book signing at the Greenfield Public Library in Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room.

Earlbaum will offer a brief talk followed by a 30-minute sample chair yoga class based on the techniques in her new book, Sit With Less Pain.

Erlbaum has been studying yoga and meditation since 1965 and teaching since 1972. She is certified in several styles of yoga, meditation and stress reduction. She has studied Zen for more than 30 year, and in 2012 she was designated as a senior Dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen. She teaches classes in Greenfield and in Naples, Florida.

Her book and companion CDs will be available for purchase at the event, and Erlbaum will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk.

For more information visit her websites, and, or contact Jane Buchanan at the library at 413-772-1544 x 110.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, September 18th 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.

Chicken Pie Supper

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
at Whately Congregational Church
177 Chestnut Plain Road

Whately Grange #414 has a Chicken Pie Supper Thursday September 18th at 6 PM at Whately Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Adults $10, children $5. Reservations at 665-2653. Menu: Chicken pie, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage salad, and Apple Goodie.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Welcomes Northfield Artist Laura J. Kaye

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
at Geissler Gallery
574 Bernardston Road

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Welcomes Northfield Artist Laura J. Kaye

Stoneleigh-Burnham School will present a retrospective of the artwork of local artist Laura J. Kaye from 1964-2014 in the school’s Geissler Gallery from September 19 through October 30.

The public is invited to attend a gallery talk with Ms. Kaye on Friday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in Geissler Gallery. The opening reception will be held later that evening in the gallery from 6-7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

The show will include more than 50 paintings by Ms. Kaye, a resident of Northfield, from the 50-year time span. Drawings from her college years as an art student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon open the retrospective, followed by five decades worth of drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, and a few graphics.

Each piece in the exhibit is a product of its time and place of origin. Ms. Kaye studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from 1966-1967, at Reed College, and completed her art education with a stint in the Midwest to pursue a Master’s in Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. Her work progresses through the traditional studio genres of portraiture and still life. Later work retains realism while developing her personal vision.

“My art brain has absorbed not only the stunning beauty of this part of New England, but also the social and political upheavals of the era,” Ms. Kaye said. “My art reflects my involvement in progressive activism including feminist, peace, social justice, and environmental movements, and my observation of the unfolding beauty of our landscape.”

Watercolor has been Ms. Kaye’s primary medium for many years. She is fascinated by the challenge of mastering established watercolor techniques while learning to put the medium to use in some unusual ways. Abstract forms within unconventional subjects, such as the contents of a compost bin or the detritus left by natural disaster, bring the exhibit to its present-day conclusion.

In addition to being an artist, Ms. Kaye describes herself as a “sometime activist for peace, justice, and the environment, as well as a food gardener.”

“Political content runs through my personal art history; at times reflected visually in the subject matter of graphics and paintings and at other times running as an unseen theme in the background as I work,” she says. “However, I don’t want this exhibit to come across as only a political position. I want people to just enjoy the work, be stimulated to think a bit, and hopefully appreciate the artistry.”

More information about Laura J. Kaye can be found here:

The Geissler Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information, please call 413-774-2711.

Since 1869, Stoneleigh-Burnham School has been preparing girls grades 7-12 for college and the world. Stoneleigh-Burnham is an academic community with an international perspective that inspires girls to pursue meaningful lives based on honor, respect and intellectual curiosity. Each student is challenged to discover her best self and graduate with the confidence to think independently and act ethically, secure in the knowledge that her voice will be heard. For more information, visit

Church Musical Fundraiser

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at 1781 Meeting House
Main Street

The contemporary, original, acoustic rock quartet out of Amherst, Taking Back Eden, will play the first concert of the “Paint the Church White” Concert Series in the warm and intimate setting that  is the 1781 Meetinghouse in North Orange (Community Church of North Orange & Tully). The show is September 19th at 7pm. Please call 978-574-0008 with any questions or visit website or . Donations accepted.


Sy’s Fund 3rd Annual 5K!!

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 10:00 am
at Wheelock Park, Keene, N.H.
101 Park Ave

Sy’s Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports young adults with cancer by providing meaningful gifts and funding alternative therapies, as well as raising community awareness about the challenges unique to young adults who are faced with cancer diagnosis.

In 2010, Sy’s Fund was founded in memory of Keene resident Silas “Sy” River Bennett, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 28 and passed on less than eight months later.  The organization was started as a way to pay Sy’s generous spirit forward by providing meaningful gifts to help young adults, ages 18-39, who are facing cancer retain their independence.  Sy’s Fund offers tangible gifts to make life a bit easier for those who are undergoing treatment or suffering ongoing serious medical issues related to cancer.


This year we are holding our third annual 5K walk/run: Strong Like a River at Wheelock Park.  The race starts a t 10:00 am.

To sign up please visit or come to Wheelock Park the day of the race.



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