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Winter Art Exhibition “Becoming Unstuck” by Fafnir Adamites at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Friday, January 15th 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:45 pm at Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield

Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s 2016 Winter Art Exhibition will feature the artwork of Turners Falls artist Fafnir Adamites, who works in feltmaking, papermaking, and other traditional craft processes to create large paper sculptures and installations.

The exhibition, titled “Becoming Unstuck,” opens January 15 in Geissler Gallery. Adamites will give a gallery talk at 3 p.m. that day. A reception will be held that evening from 6-7:30 p.m. Both the gallery talk and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs until February 17.

According to Adamites, “Becoming Unstuck” embodies the paradoxical ideas of restlessness, contentment, and growth. She says her work serves as meditations on trauma, memory, and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations.

“The theory that anxieties and traumas are embedded in a person’s DNA and are then passed down to the next generation is a major motivation in my artwork,” she said. “Using repetitious processes such as feltmaking allows me to physically engage with and meditate on the concepts I am working with. Material exploration is the starting point for all of my work and plays a key role in building the conceptual backing of each piece.”

Adamites lives in Turners Falls. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in Women’s Studies and Photography in 2001. In May 2015, she earned her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. More information can be found on her website: fafniradamites.com

The Geissler Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield. For more information, please call 413-774-2711 or visit sbschool.org.

Food Sale at Holy Name of Jesus

Monday, January 25th 2016 - All Day at Holy Name of Jesus Parish
15 Thayer Street
So. Deerfield

The Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 15 Thayer Street, South Deerfield has for sale, right now and thru March 21st, frozen cheese, potato and cheese, and sauerkraut pierogi. To arrange a time for purchase and pick up, call 665-2129 or 774-3800.

The Cabot Hydroelectric Station’s 100th Anniversary Calendars

Monday, February 1st 2016 - All Day

The Cabot Hydroelectric Station’s 100th anniversary is in 2016!  In February 1916, the station began generating electricity, supplying power to the Montague area and communities throughout the Connecticut River Valley.  At the time of its construction, Cabot Station was the largest hydroelectric station east of Niagara Falls.  The Cabot Centennial Calendar, created to celebrate this milestone, features historical photographs dating from 1912 through 1917 during the construction of the new concrete dam, hydroelectric station and power canal expansion in Turners Falls.  Each month also includes a historical highlight from 1916 that collectively provide a glimpse into the year Cabot Station began generating electricity.  These complimentary 2016 calendars can be picked up at the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center (99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield), the Great Falls Discovery Center (2 Avenue A, Turners Falls ) or the Carnegie Library (201 Avenue A, Turners Falls .)

 

Please pick up a calendar and join us in celebrating this milestone.  Events during the upcoming year include the Cabot Retrospective Exhibit at the Great Falls Discovery Center in April and May and Cabot Station Open House Tours on June 11 and 12.  For more information please call the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center at 1-800-859-2960 or visit us at https://www.facebook.com/CabotCentennial/

Greenfield Public Library Schedule

Monday, February 8th 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

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Writers’ Lunch, Monday, February 8, 22, 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.  The library will be closed Monday, February15 for Presidents Day.

 

Open for Business, Monday, February 8, 22, 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. The library will be closed Monday, February15 for Presidents Day.

 

Afterschool Read-Aloud, Monday, February 8, 22, 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. The library will be closed Monday, February15 for Presidents Day.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, February 9, 16, 23, 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, February 9, 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 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.

 

Greenfield Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Tuesday, February 9, 5:30pm

The monthly meeting of the GPL trustees will be held in the LeVanway Meeting Room and is open to the public.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, February 10, 17, 24, 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, February 10, 24, 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, February 10, 17, 24, 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, February 11, 18, 25, 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, February 12, 19, 26, 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, February 12, 19, 26, 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, February 12, 19, 26, 12, 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.

 

Library Closing for Presidents Day, Monday, February 15.

The library will be closed all day Monday, February 15 in honor of Presidents day.

 

Children’s Book Writers Group, Tuesday, February 16, 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.

 

Wednesday Wizards, Wednesday, February 17, 4- 5pm

Wednesday Wizards: Learning and fun at the Library, meets the third Wednesday of each month from 4pm-5pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library.  Each session a guest presenter will introduce a science concept with a book and activity sure to inspire creativity. This activity is open to all and free thanks to the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Love Bites:  Vampires in Literature, Wednesday, February 17, 6pm

Did you know the first vampire story written in English was inspired by Lord Byron?  It might have been inspired by that magic night in Switzerland when Mary Shelley and the poets Shelley and Byron had a ghost story contest which ultimately resulted in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.   Local presenter Barry Deitz will cover literary vampires from this beginning up through those in popular culture.  Do you have a favorite vampire?  Come see what you can learn about him or her!  This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

 

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

Sober Living Support Group

Monday, February 8th 2016 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church Colrain
81 Foundry Village Road
Colrain

All welcome to attend and share life experiences, and support one another through a Sober Life!

Stoneleigh Food Drive

Tuesday, February 9th 2016 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road
Greenfield

 

On Tuesday February 9,  from 5:30-7:00pm at Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s Capen Room, 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, hosts a “Supper for Six Bag” event. What’s A Supper for Six Bag?

A grocery bag filled with non-perishable items for dinner for a family of six (and maybe breakfast or lunch too!). All bags will be distributed to families in need in Franklin County during school vacation week February 15-19. Last year we collected over 300 bags weighing in at nearly 5,000 pounds! Bring $5.00 & one or more “Supper For Six” grocery bags to the event or drop off at our office before February 9th.  We have nice reusable grocery bags, donated by Baystate Franklin Medical Center, available for your use at the United Way of Franklin County office located at 51 Davis Street, Greenfield.

Please RSVP:

info@uw-fc.org or 413-772-2168

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Parent Support Group

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am at Greenfield Gardens Community Center
58 Pray Drive
Greenfield

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU’RE OUT ON A LIMB?

ARE YOU FEELING THE STRESS OF EVERY DAY LIFE? IS PARENTING GETTING YOU DOWN?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

COME MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS, SHARE A SNACK AND LEARN HOW OTHERS COPE WITH THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PARENTING!

The Support Network for Families of Western Mass in partnership with the Homesavers Council of Greenfield Gardens is offering a support group for caregivers. We welcome caregivers of children of any age. This group will be held every other week beginning January 27, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT GRETCHEN EMOND AT 413-774-1000, EXT. 2080 OR Shawna Osman at 413-774-1000, ext. 2078

http://www.Childrensemotionalhealth.org

Senior Winter Ramble

Thursday, February 11th 2016 - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63
Northfield

 

 

Join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on  Thursday, February 11th from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. for a Senior Winter Ramble. Healthy seniors already know what scientific research shows; that moving, learning, socializing, and spending time outdoors promotes robust memory and health while replenishing the spirit. This winter ramble on the lower trails at Northfield Mountain will include all four healthy habits while we search for signs of historical human uses and the animals that now make their homes on the Mountain. The camaraderie of other active seniors and a hot cup of tea or cocoa around the woodstove will add to the sweetness of this active afternoon. If there is snow, introduction to snowshoeing skills will be included, if not, this ramble will be a hike through the surrounding field edges and forests. This event is free, $16 with snowshoe rentals. For ages 55 and older.  Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr, presented by Ja’Duke Productions

Friday, February 12th 2016 - All Day at Frontier Regional High School
113 N Main Street
South Deerfield

 

Ja’Duke Center for the Performing Arts presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at Frontier Regional High School, 113 North Main Street, South Deerfield, February 12th at 6 PM, February 13th at 6 PM, and February 14th at 2 PM.

This is the stage version of the popular Disney movie that features the songs “A Whole New World”, “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali”. It tells the story of poor street rat Aladdin who is in love with the Princess Jasmine. When a magical Genie is able to transform Aladdin into a prince, he feels he has a chance to win her heart. Unfortunately for Aladdin, the evil Jafar has other plans.

Will good win over evil?

Will trickery and magic help make Aladdin’s wish come true?

Will the Genie’s advice to be honest turn out to be the best help of all?

All of these questions will be answered by the time the final curtain falls.

 

After each performance, cast members will be available in the theater lobby for photos and autographs. Audience members are welcome to attend the show wearing their Aladdin and Jasmine costumes.

TICKETS: $12 Adults – $10 12 and under – $10 65 and over

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE www.jaduke.com

 

Chocolate Fantasy Fundraiser

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Baystate Franklin Medical center
164 High Street
Greenfield

 

        Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s volunteers and member of the Baystate Franklin Auxiliary will hold their annual Chocolate Fantasy fundraiser Friday, February 12, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, in the hospital’s main conference rooms.  This year, funds raised at the Chocolate Fantasy will support the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Department and Mental Health Unit.  The public is invited to help combat the winter blahs with chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.  The event also features a raffle, with baskets of beautiful items from local businesses.  BFMC Clinical Notes, the hospital’s women’s a cappella chorus, will present a mini-concert of love songs at 12:15 pm in the main lobby. The Chocolate Fantasy is festive and is a great time to buy Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones – or to simply treat yourself.

 Featured during the Chocolate Fantasy will be:

·         A wide variety of chocolate items

·         Valentine-related crafts

·         Raffle, featuring several gift baskets

        Clinical Notes, BFMC’s women’s a cappella chorus, will perform a Valentine mini-concert of love songs at 12:15 pm in the hospital’s main lobby.

        A highlight of this year’s Fantasy is the raffling of an original watercolor by John Tomasetti, of Shutesbury, a member of the Old Deerfield Painting Group.  The painting is on display in the BFA Gift Shop window.   Purchase raffle tickets in the BFA Gift Shop — $2 each, 3/$5, $10 for a baker’s dozen.   The drawing will take place on Friday, February 12, at the Chocolate Fantasy.

        For more information on the Chocolate Fantasy, or to donate chocolate goodies or raffle items, contact Becky George, manger, Volunteer Services, BFMC, at 413-773-2318 (becky.george@baystatehealth.org).

 

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