Events

Historic Northampton

Friday, May 8th 2015 - 12:00 am at Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center
46 Bridge Street
Northampton

What: “Letters from Away” Who:  Elizabeth Pols Where: Historic Northampton When: May 8 – June 7, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 5-8pm (Arts Night Out) In “Letters from Away,” Elizabeth Pols responds to Historic Northampton’s collection of writing slopes, to its silk moth specimen cabinet, and to its portrait of Henry James taken by local photographer Katherine McClellan during James’s second visit to Northampton. For this exhibition Pols creates four new writing slope pieces.

Mohawk Ramblers Fundraiser

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 9:30 am - 10:30 am at Cherry Rum Plazza
Bernardston Road
Greenfield

The Mohawk Ramblers Motorcycle Club hosts its 2015 Annual Spring Run rain or shine on Saturday June 6 with sign up at Cherry Rum Plaza starting at 9:30 am with the run leaving at 10:30 am sharp. $15/biker, $10/passenger. Includes burgers and dogs, bike games and raffle with proceeds to benefit “Bikers Against Child Abuse.”

HELP Pothole Pictures!!!!!

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - All Day

Pothole Pictures, the non-profit volunteer-run community movie theater in Shelburne Falls, is adding a small screen movie viewing option to its mission of bringing great films – both new and old — to the big screen.  In collaboration with the Arms Library in Shelburne Falls, Pothole Pictures is starting a DVD collection of all the films it has presented on the big screen since it first started up in 1995.  The two non-profits are now inviting their patrons, and movie lovers everywhere, to donate DVDs and help complete the collection.

Those who donate DVDs to Arms Library to help complete the Pothole Pictures Movie Collection can present them as tax deductible in-kind gifts if they choose, and receive an acknowledgment letter from the library.  The movie catalog of all films shown at Pothole Pictures is available in paper form at the library next to the Pothole Pictures DVD collection. DVD titles already on the shelves are highlighted in yellow.  The catalog can also be viewed on line at www.shelburnefallsmemorialhall.org.

For more information about donating DVDs to the Arms Library, visit the Library on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday or send them to 60 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.  Or contact library director, Laurie Wheeler, at (413) 625-0306 or armslibrary@gmail.com .

Orange Historical Society

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - All Day at Orange Historical Society
41 North Main Street
Orange

Orange Historical Society is preparing for the summer season of tours through its property at 41 North Main Street, Orange.  The Weymouth-French House became the Orange Historical Society in 1942, and the Society will offer tours Sundays and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm beginning Sunday June 7.

 

Turners Falls Fish Ladder Open

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - All Day at The Turners Falls Fish Ladder
First Street
Turners Falls

 

Spring on the Connecticut River offers an unrivaled opportunity to witness the migration of shad, sea lamprey and other anadromous fish. These fish migrate from the ocean and head upriver to spawn in the rivers of their birth. A visit to the Turners Falls Fishway provides an opportunity to learn about these amazing journeys. It’s open to the public May 13th until June 14th, Wednesday through Sunday, and on Memorial Day. Admission is free. The Turners Falls Fishway is located on First Street off of Avenue A in Turners Falls, MA. Bring the whole family!

 

East Northfield Water Company Customers

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - All Day

A notice for East Northfield Water Company Customers: Copies of the 2014 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for East Northfield water Company customers are available at the Northfield Town Hall, Dickinson memorial Library, Northfield Post Office or at 498-3145.

Greenfield Public Library

Thursday, May 21st 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

HOLIDAY CLOSING, SATURDAY MAY 23 AND MONDAY MAY 25

The library will be closed on Saturday May 23 and Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day Weekend.

 

Preschool Story Hour, Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 10am

Parents with kids 5 and under – please join us for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun! Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts with Sally Ahearn.  Preschool Story Hour takes place in the LeVanway Meeting Room from 10 to 11am.  No sign-up is required, and this program is open to everyone and free of charge, thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.  For more information phone Kay Lyons, the children’s librarian, at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5105.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Tuesday, 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 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.

 

Friends of Greenfield Public Library Board Meeting, Wednesday, June3, 4 pm

The monthly meeting of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library will be held in the LeVanway Meeting Room.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday, May 27, June 3, 10, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players in the main library 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 28, June 4, 11, 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 29, June 5, 12, 10am – NOTE NEW TIME

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under with a grown-up every Friday morning 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.  Children and grown-ups shake rattles, tap rhythm sticks, wave colored scarves, ring bells, and do knee bounces to simple sing-along tunes that everybody learns together.   Go on the loose with Mother Goose! It’s so much fun!  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 29, June 5, 12, 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 29, June 5, 12, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable Wi-Fi 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.

 

Sunshine Story Time, Monday, June 1, 8, 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 and can be accessed through the rear of the building 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 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Monday, 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.

 

Open for Business, Monday, June 1, 8, 2-5pm  

Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi 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.

 

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Jeff  Lord : Swords Through the Ages, Wednesday, June 3, 6pm

The Greenfield Public Library is pleased to present Jeff Lord of the Association for Renaissance and Medieval Swordsmanship with a demonstration and discussion of the Art of Western European Swordsmanship over the Centuries. The First Wednesday Speaker Series is held monthly from 6 to 8 pm and this month’s event will take place on the Main Floor of the Library.  All attendees may enter a raffle for a $15 Greenfield Dollars certificate.   The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Preschool Story Hour Special Event- HAPPY TUESDAY- June 9, 10 am

Join us as we celebrate the retirement of Sally Ahearn, after many years of providing Greenfield parents and kids with stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts each Tuesday morning. The last of the Preschool Story Hour series will take place in the LeVanway Meeting Room.  The program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.  For more information call Kay Lyons, the children’s librarian, at 413-772-1544 ext. 5105.

 

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

 

Memorial Day Parade-Greenfield

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 10:00 am

The Town of Greenfield has scheduled their annual Memorial Day parade for Monday may 25th. The parade will form in the middle school parking lot at 9:30 am and will start at 10 am.

Journey Dance

Journey Dance

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 12:00 am at the RPX
1 Osgood Street
Greenfield

Health Service Providers Health Fair

Tuesday, May 26th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Shelburne Senior Center
7 Main Street
Shelburne Falls

 

Tuesday May 26, 1-2:30 PM, Shelburne Senior Center

Learn about the options available to you in Franklin County if you need to find health services or get information on local health service providers or information for your personal care.  Drop in, ask questions, pick up information.    Free and open to all. Refreshments served.

Attendees: Eye & Lasik Center :  raffle for a free fleece jacket, Pioneer Hearing, Community Health Dental, Health New England Bone Density:  free preliminary bone density screening. Foot Care – Kip Moeller: raffle for free foot care session, Skin Care –Dena Briggs: 100% of any Mary Kay sales donated  to the Senior Center, Lisa White, R.N.: free blood pressure and glucose reading; raffle for free arm blood pressure monitor, My Guardian Angel—Mo Grossberger:  gift cert for free installation and free 1st month.

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