Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Greenfield Community YMCA
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 of Greenfield.  The classes will take place on Wednesdays, September 2 – October 21, noon – 1:30 pm. For more information or to register for Gentle Yoga, contact Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 (

Greenfield Public Library

Saturday, September 19th 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Quidditch Club

Harry Potter fans, come and play the wizards’ game of Quidditch on the back lawn of the Greenfield Public Library on three Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3:30 PM: September 19, September 26, and October 17. These are pick-up games, recommended for ages 9 and up. This is Greenfield Public Library’s own version of the game. It requires seven players on each team plus one good runner to act as the “Golden Snitch.” For more details contact Kay Lyons at 413 772-1544 extension 5104.


Poetry Discussion Group

Monday, September 21st 2015 - 7:00 pm at Forbes Library, Coolidge Museum
West Street

Poetry Discussion Group, Mondays at 7 PM in the Coolidge Museum

Open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees.

Tom Lux-September 21

Naomi Shihab Nye-September 28

Franz Wright-October 5

Motion/Emotion-October 26

Linda McCarriston-November 2

Lyrics of Joni Mitchell-November 9

Philip Levine-November 26

Claudia Rankine-November 23

Juan Felipe Herrera-November 30

"Transcendent": Fall Art Exhibition at Stoneleigh-Burnham School

“Transcendent”: Fall Art Exhibition at Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Thursday, September 24th 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road

The Stoneleigh-Burnham School Fall Art Exhibition will feature the artwork of Leyden-based artist Alicia Hunsicker. The exhibition, titled “Transcendent,” will run September 24 through October 28 in Geissler Gallery at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. On Friday, October 2, Hunsicker will hold a gallery talk at 3 p.m., and there will be opening reception from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., which is open to the public.

“Transcendent” will feature a selection of paintings and prints inspired by cutting edge science that addresses quantum energy and human consciousness as it intersects with the natural world.

“There is a profound beauty in nature’s forms,” Hunsicker said. “I am fascinated by these repeating patterns and see these forms as part of the framework of creation and a divine language showing our interconnectedness. I am particularly drawn to concepts being explored in Quantum Physics and how they relate to the energetic realms that directly impact our minds, bodies and consciousness.”

With a printmaking background, Hunsicker’s work crosses the boundaries of medium and technique, combining several methods to achieve her unique style of contemporary painting. This exhibit will provide a glimpse into the development of Hunsicker’s work over the last five years.

“My work reveals a cosmic discussion about the nature of all things,” Hunsicker said. “It fuses my interests in science, consciousness, and spirituality.”

Hunsicker earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art at the University of Massachusetts in 1993, with concentration in printmaking and graphic design.

More information the artist can be found here:

The Geissler Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is located at 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information, please call 413-774-2711.


Wednesday, September 30th 2015 - All Day



Black Cat Theater, a community theater group based in South Hadley, MA, is seeking letters of interest and resumes for the positions of Artistic Director, Music Director, Producer, Stage Manager, and Choreographer their Spring 2016 musical, “Disco Inferno”!  This show will have a primarily youth cast.

​​Interviews will be held on October 28.  Auditions for the show will take place on November 16 and 19.  Rehearsals will begin January 21 and will be held on Mondays and Thursdays.  Show dates are April 14 through 17. Email a letter of interest and resume to by Thursday, October 15.

Tilton Library Benefit Art Auction

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Tilton Library
75 North Main Street
South Deerfield

The Friends of Tilton Library are sponsoring an Art Auction to benefit the library. 38 works by local artists are displayed in the library. The Opening Reception is on Friday, October 2, 6-8 PM. The Closing Celebration is on Friday, October 30, 6-8 PM. Bidding will close at 7 PM. Tilton Library, 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373, (413) 665-4683,

Great Falls Discovery Center Schedule

Sunday, October 4th 2015 - All Day at Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls

October 2015 program listings at the Great Falls Discovery Center
Free and Open to the Public— Accessible Facilities
Open 10 am – 4 pm — Every day through October 12
Open 10 am – 4 pm — Fridays & Saturdays after October 12

Great Hall Art Display: Artists of Franklin County—
October 11 through the end of November

Sunday, October 4
(10 am – 11 am)
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Walk
Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to explore stories of industrialization, cultural and natural history, and resilience.

Tuesday, October 6
(10:30 – 11:30 am)
Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river.  Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall. This week’s topic is bears.

Tuesday, October 6
(2 – 3:30 pm)
Canal Draw-down Walk
Once a year the Turners Falls canal is drained so that it can be maintained for hydroelectric power generation—but it is also a great way to see what’s really going on in the canal. Shopping carts? Tires? Carp? Secrets? Join a DCR Park Interpreter as we walk the canal side rail trail (without getting in the way of maintenance), and see what we can see!

Friday, October 9
(7- 9 pm)
The Great Falls Coffeehouse—Taking Back Eden
Taking Back Eden plays contemporary, original and acoustic rock. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local musical talent. Refreshments available. Museum and museum store open during intermission.

Sunday, October 11
(10 – 11 am)
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Walk
Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to explore stories of industrialization, cultural and natural history, and resilience.

Saturday, October 17
(122 pm)     Artist Reception—Artists of Franklin County
The Artists of Franklin County presents a group art exhibit in the Great Hall, “The Nature of Life,” a mix of fine art and photography with creative reflections on nature and inspiring images of wildlife, flowers, grasslands and waterways. Curated by Ellen Blanchette. Refreshments will be provided.

The coffeehouse takes place in the historic Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center at 2 Avenue A, in downtown Turners Falls.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Coffee and homemade baked goods are available. The museum and museum store are open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$12, free for children. Donations help the Friends of the Discovery Center provide free nature programming for the public. The Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call the Discovery Center at (413) 863-3221 or online at       




Kid’s Craft Day

Sunday, October 4th 2015 - All Day at Erving Public Library
17 Moore Street

The first Sunday of each month the Erving Library hosts Kid’s Craft day with Katie. The program is free and all materials are provided.

Looking for Golfers

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Country Club
244 Country Club Rd

The Greenfield Knights of Columbus, Council #133, are looking for golfers to participate in next may’s annual golf tournament at the Greenfield Country Club at noon. The event includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, dinner and a large raffle. For more: Jason at 413-626-3378 or Lou at 413-774-2848.

Volunteers PLEASE!

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Middle School
195 Federal Street

Volunteers are needed for the Greenfield Public Schools Community Cookout and Schools Open House this Thursday October 8th at the Greenfield Middle School Field. Please join the United Way of FC in volunteering at the cookout, or anywhere they need you during the day. There will be grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, raffles and a live WHAI/BEAR Country broadcast. This is a fun, family, event and the United Way needs some strong folks for table set-up at noon, general set-up volunteers are needed from 2:30-4:30, during the event from 4-8 and for clean-up from 7:30-8 PM. Please call 413-772-2168 or email

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