Events

A.K. Warner Fund Applications

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015 - All Day

A. K. Warner Fund scholarship applications are now available. This scholarship is awarded for the purpose of paying for any expenses related to educational endeavors. Applications can be picked up in the Guidance Department of any Franklin County public or private school or by calling Sally Ahearn at 773-3959, You must be between 14 and 21. Application deadline is April 11.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA in Greenfield.  The session will run Wednesday, noon – 1:30 pm, March 4 – April 22.  An additional session is scheduled for April 29 – June 17.

The weekly Gentle Yoga classes, for individuals who have been living with a cancer diagnosis, consist of stretching, strengthening, and breathing and deep relaxation exercises.

Course facilitator is Pam Roberts, a 21-year breast cancer survivor and a certified Kripalu  Yoga teacher.  Roberts is also a certified Yoga of the Heart for Cardiac and Cancer Patients instructor.

The free yoga program has been made possible by Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department and the YMCA in Greenfield.  It is funded by BFMC’s annual Wheeling for Healing Bike Event.

For more information or to register for Gentle Yoga, contact Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 (pamro@aol.com).

Whately Public Library Events (Clip and Save!)

Tuesday, March 10th 2015 - All Day
at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Ukrainian Egg Workshop– Saturday, March 28th , 12-2pm

Local art teacher Marion Abrams will teach basic skills for beautiful, traditional Ukrainian Pysanky made with raw eggs, beeswax worked over a candle, and non-edible dyes.  A great family activity for adults and children eight years and older with adult supervision.  Space is limited – please call 413-665-2170 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Spring Eggstravaganza Tales and Tunes- Saturday April 4th (April 12th storytime cancelled)

Saturday, April 4th at 10:30 am

Hop into spring with stories, puppets, music, craft and Egg Hunt! RSVP at 413-6652170

 

Whately Library Book Group-Mr. Palumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store

Saturday April 18th 11:00 am “A book about passion—for books, for history, for the future…There is nothing about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore that I didn’t love.”—Cory Doctorow. Coffee and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

 

Whately Library’s Poetry and Potluck Pabulum–An Evening of Sustenance”- In Honor of National Poetry Month- Tuesday, April 21st, 6-8pm

Bring a poem,  a light dish or both, to share with others.

“A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove.” ― M.F.K.Fisher

 

“Earth Day” Drop in Crafts

Wednesday, April 22 2pm-3:30

It’s Earthday! Design your own seed pot, add some dirt and seeds and when your plant sprouts? Plant it right in your garden! Then decorate  a “birdnest” cupcake to eat and enjoy!

 

 

 Film Viewing-In Honor of Earth Day

April 22, Wednesday 4 pm Disneynature’s Bears is back for another Earth Day Film. In an epic story of breathtaking scale, True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop. Popcorn provided by Friends of the Library.

Wendy Peppercorn

Library Director

  1. White Dickinson Memorial Library 202 Chestnut Plain Road Whately, MA 01093 413-665-2170 www.whately.org/library

2nd Annual Poster Art Contest

Monday, March 30th 2015 - All Day

ATTENTION ARTISTS: Poster Art Contest: Design a colorful, eye-catching poster to advertise the Great Falls Farmers Market (in Turners Falls) for the 2015 season. Winner will receive a $50 prize!

The poster must include:

Great Falls Farmers Market

2:00 – 6:00 pm Wednesdays, May through October, rain or shine

Avenue A, Turners Falls, near the Discovery Center

SNAP, WIC, and Senior Coupons accepted.

 

Poster concept and design and any artwork used must be original work. All entries must be received by April 15, 2015. Please send hard copies to Donna Francis, 130 Meadow Rd. Montague, MA 01351. Digital artwork can be sent to greatfallsfarmersmarketturners@gmail.com. The contest is open to all artists. Questions? Contact Donna at (413) 687-1288 or at the email above.

FOR THE YMCA IN GREENFIELD NOTEBOOK FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 30, (Clip ‘n Save)

Monday, March 30th 2015 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 

 

Save 10% – On Saturday, April 11 from 10-2 pm the YMCA is holding a Camp Sign Up Day for parents with children ages 4-12. Camp Directors will be available to answer questions about the Ys many full and half day camps. As an added bonus, parents can take 10% off the full fees paid that day. This is a great time for parents to plan an exciting summer for their children and save money too. The Ys camp brochure is available at ymcaingreenfield.org – click on camps or pick up a copy at the Y.

 

Camp Financial Aid Forms – Each summer local contributions help over 200 boys and girls in need attend 2-6 weeks of Y Summer Camps, which helps kids learn, grow and thrive. The funds are available on a first come, first serve basis. Now is the time for parents to pick up forms at the Y or download them from the YMCA website. Last summer over $50,000 in camp financial assistance was provided to area children. The funds come from the United Way of Franklin County, the Y’s Kids-To-Camp Golf Tournament, and the Y’s Annual Campaign.p

 

‘Change Your Numbers’ Program – Most people ages 40 and older have a health number they would like to improve: blood pressure, weight, cholesterol level, BMI, A1C, body fat percentage, waist size, strength or endurance level, etc. The Y has a new program designed to help people start and maintain a regular exercise program called ‘Change You Numbers’. The 12-week program runs from April 15 – July 15, 2015 and costs $175. The program is conducted in a private room with 20 pieces of quality strength and cardio machines. A Wellness Coach will help each person set realistic 12-week goals and then achieve those goals. When the participant exercises 36 times or more and changes a number they will get a $50 rebate. If two people join together they cost is $20 less per person. For more information call Dawn at 773-3646 ext 428.

 

April 6 – EnhanceFitness Open House 10-11 am  – The YMCA is offering a free demo class for the newest addition to its Group Exercise class schedule. The class is a Y-USA endorsed program called EnhanceFitness. This class is one step above a chair fitness class. This class is perfect for people ages 50+, especially those with chronic issues like arthritis, diabetes or weight issues. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Call Jayne at 773-3646 ext 448 with questions.

 

Birthday Parties!  The YMCA has eight birthday party options for children ages 1-14. The options include: Swimming, Scuba, Game Room, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Gym Games, Climbing Wall and Gymnastic Center parties. The Y also has two cake/present rooms (one with a full kitchen). For party info call 413-773-3646 ext 0 or to book a party call ext 414. More birthday party information is on page 5 of the program brochure – found at the Welcome Center or ymcaingreenfield.org.

 

2015 Summer Camps – The 2015 Camp Brochure outlines camps for 3-14 year olds. The Y has indoor and outdoor camps, full and half day camps – there is a camp for every child. Parents can select 2-3 weeks to add excitement to your children’s summer or the Y can provide up to 9 weeks of child care with early and late care. Go to ymcaingreenfield.org and click on camps to get the brochure and camp forms. Camps include: Reading Camp, Sports Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Camp Apex and Specialty Camps.

 

 

Shelburne Falls Eagles Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, March 30th 2015 - All Day

The Shelburne falls Eagles, 52 State Street, Buckland has their annual Easter Meat Raffle Friday April 3rd to benefit their Scholarship Fund. Call 413-625-2593, after 2:30 PM, for details.

Art Submissions

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day
at Historic Northampton
48 Bridge Street

Historic Northampton, in collaboration with the Northampton Center for the Arts and A.P.E., is offering an exciting opportunity to contemporary artists. Artists are invited to submit a proposal to show work drawing on or inspired by selected objects from the museum’s permanent collection. This successful program is entering its second year, marking Historic Northampton as a destination for art and history lovers alike.  The museum is also part of Northampton’s monthly Arts Night Out.

 

Details about the submission process are available on the Historic Northampton website at www.historic-northampton.org. Deadline  is May 15, 2015.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A

Register now for Spring Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, writing, and stained glass.

For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website: www.holyokecac.org.

Mass Audubon Schedule (Print, Clip ‘n Save)

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day

“Bird Walk at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area”

 

Join Naturalist John Green Jr. for a “Bird Walk at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area.” Meet at the Cooke Ave. entrance and we will walk to the bird blind. Along the way we will be looking for yellow-bellied sapsuckers, blue-headed vireos, wood thrush, black-throated blue warblers, and many more. Please meet at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Northampton. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Long pants recommended. The program will take place from 7 – 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11.   Fee is $10 for Mass Audubon members and $15 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Teaching Nature to Young Children”

 

If you are a parent looking to better engage your child with nature and the outdoors, or a teacher looking for ways to better incorporate nature into your curriculum, Mass Audubon’s program “Teaching Nature to Young Children” is for you. Young children and nature go hand in hand. Numerous studies have shown how nature can have a positive impact on children, yet most children are not able to immerse themselves in nature. Come learn how better to involve your children and students, ages 3-10, in the natural world. We will demonstrate many activities and be outdoors for much of the time, so please dress to be outdoors for most of the time. The program, which will be led by Arcadia Nature Preschool Lead Teacher Ruthie Ireland, will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12.   Fee is $20 for Mass Audubon members and $25 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Dance of the American Woodcock at Park Hill Orchard”

 

Come to Mass Audubon’s “Dance of the American Woodcock at Park Hill Orchard” and

witness one of the most spectacular dances on earth, the courtship display of the American woodcock. Normally a reclusive forest dweller, the male of this game bird species takes center stage in his springtime dance to attract a female. The male struts and calls out a nasal peeent, then suddenly spirals into the air and gives a sweet call before zigzagging down, and then begins the show all over again. This program will take place at the beautiful Park Hill Orchards in Easthampton. Please wear long pants for tick prevention. The program, which will be led by Naturalist/Educator Nan Childs and Arcadia Education Coordinator Patti Steinman, will take place from 6 – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.   Fee is $0 for Mass Audubon members and $15 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information and to get directions, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“The Big Night”

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton will offer an enchanted family evening during “The Big Night.” Guided tours will leave the nature center every 15 minutes to travel a 45-minute magical forest trail where participants will meet costumed characters from vernal pools, which are the only places where animals such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp can breed. Meet some of these critters and learn about their lives through short animated and humorous skits. Indoors, learn more about vernal pools through games, slide presentations, and live pond critters. Pre-paid advance registration is required for this event. You can register in person, by mail, or by phone. When you register, please choose your hike time. If it is extremely cold or there is heavy rain, the outdoor portion of this program will be brought indoors. Spaces fill quickly, especially for the early slots, so call today. Hike times are every 15 minutes beginning at 5:45 pm and ending at 7:45 pm. Dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear. Be sure to allow for time before and after your walk to enjoy indoor activities. The program, which is suitable for individuals and families with children ages 4 and up, will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 5:30 – 8:30 on Saturday, April 11. The fee is $6 for Mass Audubon members and $8 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“American Woodcocks at Laughing Brook”

You are invited to participate in “American Woodcocks at Laughing Brook” to see a special dance….the dance of the American Woodcock! Related to the snipes and other water birds, the woodcock has moved inland. Each spring the male establishes his territory and does an amazing dance to attract a mate. We’ll listen for the sound and watch the fields until dark. Please dress to be outdoors for the entire program. The program, which will be led by Laughing Brook Caretaker Pete Vancini, is suitable for individuals and families with children of all ages. It will take place at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Hampden from 7:30 – 9 on Sunday, April 12. The fee is $6 for Mass Audubon members and $8 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great Blue Heron Rookery Viewing”

In Mass Audubon’s “Floodplain Forest Canoe Trip and Great Blue Heron Rookery Viewing” you and your family can celebrate Earth Day on the water! We will weave in and out of trees as we canoe the floodplain forests of Arcadia’s Mill River and marsh, swollen from spring rain and snow-melt. Learn how to identify spring plants and shrubs on the shore and look for migrating birds returning, such as the resident great blue herons. After canoeing, we will take a short walk to view a great blue heron rookery. Participants should have canoe experience. The program, which will be led by Naturalist-Educator Aimee Gelinas, is suitable for individuals and families with children 10 or older. It will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. The fee is $15 for Mass Audubon members and $20 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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For immediate release   — March 31, 2015

 

“Native Bees”

New England is home to over 300 species of native bees, most of them beneficial to humans. In Mass Audubon’s program on “Native Bees,” you can learn about these social and amazing insects that are responsible for pollinating many of our fruits and vegetables, as well as providing honey for us. Along with learning the life history of native bees, we will play a bee game, make a bee craft and even make a home for a bee. The program, which will be led by Environmental Educator Rebecca Moretti, is suitable for individuals and families with children of all ages. It will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 10 a.m. – noon on Saturday, April 18. The fee is $5 for Mass Audubon members and $7 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Vernal Pools at Laughing Brook”

Vernal pools are unique because they appear only in the spring and provide critical habitats that are breeding grounds for many state-listed amphibian species. April is the best, and often the only time, to see animals such as spotted salamanders and wood frogs. Join Naturalist Kevin Kopchynski in “Vernal Pools at Laughing Brook” to explore a vernal pool, looking for egg masses, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. Learn why it’s so crucial to protect these small bodies of water and what you can do to help ensure their protection. The program is suitable for individuals and families with children age 4 and up. It will take place at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Hampden from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. The fee is $5 for Mass Audubon members and $7 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Painting and Drawing”

Come to Arcadia for a morning of discovery and reconnection with your creative self in Mass Audubon’s new “Painting and Drawing” class. We will learn skills in drawing, design, composition and the techniques of water-based painting (acrylics, watercolors and water -oils) on gessoed paper, canvas and natural objects. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations and studio time. Cost includes paint, brushes and instruction for six classes. All classes will be held on Monday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with optional open studio from 11:00 am to noon. Adults, teens, and supervised children, ages 4 and older are welcome to attend. Fee includes all materials. Professor of Art and Design Jan-Ruby Crystal is the instructor. The program, which is suitable for individuals and families with children ages 4 and up, will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 9 a.m. – noon on the following Mondays: April 6, 13, 27, and May 4, 11, and 18.   Fee is $205 apiece for each adult or child Mass Audubon member and $230 for all nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Colors in Nature Painting Class”

Come to Arcadia and watch the colors of early spring turn to late spring. In Mass Audubon’s unique program, “Colors in Nature Painting Class,” you can increase your knowledge about color and color mixing as we create palettes and paintings from nature. Come enjoy an afternoon of creative reawakening and learning. We will spend time outside, so please dress accordingly. Each session will include an outdoor walk, guided palette making, color mixing and time for painting. On warmer days we will paint outdoors. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations and studio time. Cost includes paint, brushes and instruction for six classes. Professor of Art and Design Jan-Ruby Crystal is the instructor. The program, which is suitable for individuals and families with children of all ages, will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 1 – 3 p.m. on the following Mondays: April 6, 13, 27, and May 4, 11, 18. Fee is $160 apiece for each adult or child Mass Audubon member and $185 for all nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

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“Bird Sounds… Songs and Calls”

Learning to identify the calls of birds can be overwhelming because it sometimes seems as though they sound alike. Many tricks to learn bird songs do exist, and Mass Audubon’s program on “Bird Sounds… Songs and Calls” will share them in this introduction to a bird sound course. Learn the difference between the three mimics and the five robin “sound-a-likes.” See how listening goes hand in hand with knowing the behavior of certain species for their identification. We will also review some of the resources available to aid you with your bird sound identification. Please bring a field guide if you have one. The program, which will be taught by Arcadia Education Coordinator Patti Steinman and photographer and naturalist John Green, will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 7 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.   Fee is $10 for Mass Audubon members and $15 for nonmembers, but nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices. Preregistration is required. For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

 

Northfield Mountain Events (Clip ‘n Save!)

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63

River Walk

 

On Wednesday, April 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. enjoy an evening spring fitness walk along the Connecticut River.  Spending time in nature may be one of the best and most accessible natural stress busters, add some exercise and you have a two for one scenario!  Surrounded by forest, with views of the river and French King Bridge, this four-mile walk along a quiet country lane is the perfect way to end a day –  no fooling!  Brief stops during the walk will focus on wellness and seasonal natural history.  Kim Noyes and Kathy Dean will co-lead this program.  Kathy has been a licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine since 1999 and has a private practice in Shelburne Falls.  She also has a background in outdoor education and is co-founder of Her Wild Roots offering nature-based programs for women who wish to cultivate a deeper connection to the natural world: in the outdoors, in our homes and ultimately, within ourselves.   Wear comfortable, waterproof walking shoes, dress in layers and meet at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.  http://herwildroots.com Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

 

Sky Dance: Woodcocks at Twilight

 

On Tuesday, April 7th, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.,  as the sun begins to set, the stage is ready at Northfield Mountain for the woodcock to perform his courtship flight.  This unusual bird, also known as the Timberdoodle, performs an air-born ritual accompanied by a variety of unique sounds.  It is a spring tradition not to be missed!  This program will begin with an indoor introduction, followed by a twilight walk to experience the courtship flight of the woodcock.  Dress warmly, wear boots and dark clothes, bring a blanket to sit on, and binoculars if possible. Please be prepared to sit quietly outdoors for 30 minutes.  Appropriate for ages 10 and older. This is a free event. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

 

 

Late Winter Tree ID with Forester Helen Johnson

 

On Saturday, April  11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., take your tree identification skills to the next level at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center with Massachusetts Licensed Forester Helen Johnson. Characteristics like bark, branching patterns, buds, overall tree shape, and habitat will be used to aid in identification. We will also talk about impacts on the forest from insects, diseases, and invasive plants. Depending on participant interest, conversations may wander through forest ecology, wildlife habitat, climate change, land use history, logging, and sustainable forest management. No previous tree identification skills are needed for this field walk. Ms. Johnson has a M.S. in Forestry and a B.A. in Social Thought & Political Economy, both from the University of Massachusetts. This is a free event. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

 

 

Earth Day Exploring Hidden Mysteries of Barton Cove

 

Walking in the tracks of dinosaurs, carving a stamp to leave your mark, sharing a picnic supper and singing around a campfire are just some of the fun planned for families during this evening celebration of Earth Day. Join Northfield Mountain staff on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. for this free public program. Designed to introduce outdoor loving families to each other and to pursuits that will foster future family nature adventures; participants will try letterboxing, questing, and learn how to build a low impact version of the classic campfire. Bring a brown-bag supper, a drink and wear play clothes, close toed shoes, and an extra layer in case there is a breeze off the river. For ages 6 and older. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

 

River Walk, Sunset Yoga

 

On Thursday, April 23rd from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. relax your mind and warm up your muscles on an evening fitness walk along the Connecticut River.  Join Pat Roix, Wellness Coach and Yoga Instructor and Kim Noyes, Naturalist at Northfield Mountain for this three mile scenic walk along a quiet country lane followed by a sunset yoga experience by the river. Brief stops during the walk will focus on wellness and seasonal natural history and include gentle yoga stretches, designed to relax and rejuvenate.   Pat has been a YMCA Health/Fitness director, personal trainer, and Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is a Licensed Wellness Coach and founder and Director of Wellness Rising where she encourages, motivates and assists people of all ages to improve their health and well being.  Wear comfortable, waterproof walking shoes, dress in layers, bring water, an extra warm layer and hat, and a towel or sitting pad.  Meet at the intersection of Ferry Road and Pine Meadow Road in Northfield (entrance to Riverview Picnic Area.)  http://wellnessrising.com  Directions sent to registered participants. Appropriate ages 16 and older. This is a free event. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

 

 

 

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