Events

Art Submissions

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

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.

Food Bank Family Volunteer Day

- All Day at The Food Bank of Western MA
97 N. Hatfield Rd
Hatfield

April is National Volunteer Month! Join us for our monthly family-friendly volunteer event. All ages welcome! Volunteers will help bag or sort donated food and get a tour of our warehouse. Kid-friendly crafts, books and snacks are available throughout, so you can take breaks as needed. Please RSVP to Molly at mollys@foodbankwma.org or 413-247-9738 x135.

Community YMCA (Clip ‘n Save!)

Friday, April 24th 2015 - All Day at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street
Greenfield

FOR THE YMCA IN GREENFIELD NOTEBOOK FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27, 2015

 

May-June Classes  – Register today for the April 27-June 20 session of classes. Classes for adults include: water fitness, water therapy, basic strength training, scuba diving, cardiac rehab, diabetic/pre-diabetic fitness and the First Step Fitness program. Classes for children include: parent/child gym and swim, swimming lessons, gymnastics lessons, three youth soccer leagues, basketball skills and 17 summer camps for ages 4-14.

 

Summer Childcare! – The YMCA offers the largest array of summer camps for boys and girls ages 4-14 in Franklin County. Parents can mix and match from 17 camps to create a special summer for each child. The Y has indoor camps (all with air conditioning) and beautiful Camp Apex. The Y has half day morning and afternoon camps. The 12 specialty camps are unique to the area. The Y also provides early care from 6:15 am – 9 am and late care from 4-6 pm and free lunches most weeks of the summer. For the camp brochure go to ymcaingreenfield.org and select camps or call 773-3646 ext 0.

 

Youth Soccer – It’s time to sign up for YMCA Spring Soccer which is played at the GCC fields. The Y provides 3 leagues: ages 4-5 that meets Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm and is $45 for Y members and $55 for Y Program Associates, ages 6-8 that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm; and ages 9-12 meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. The fee for 6-12 year olds is $50 for Y members and $60 for Y Program Associates. The 8-week leagues start April 28 or 29. Volunteer parent coaches are needed, call Dave at 773-3646 ext 436 for more info.

 

Franklin County Health Challenge – May 11—June 22 the YMCA is sponsoring the 2015 Franklin County Health Challenge. Teams of 5 people will record their movement on walkfranklincounty.org each week for six weeks. The cost is only $15 per team member which includes a kick off walk, weekly health talks, weekly group ex classes and a wrap up party. Coworkers, friends and families are encouraged to form a team and register online at walkfranklincounty.org and then pay in person or over the phone at 773-3646. The goal is to get the county to move more each day. The Walk Franklin County site has a conversion chart so any movement counts (biking, swimming, gardening, walking, etc). The team with the most steps at the end of the challenge will win $500!

Trivia Night – On May 2 the Y will be hosting its 2nd trivia night of the year. The event will be held at the Moose Club in Greenfield from 6:30 -9:30 pm. Play to win or just enjoy a fun night out with friends. $10 per player, teams limited to eight players. Make your own team or the Y can make one for you. Bring your own snacks. Buy raffle tickets to win great prizes! Proceeds will help low-income individuals start their wellness journey in the Y’s doctor referral program – Exercise is Medicine.

Scuba Lessons – Once a year the YMCA offers a scuba course for Y Members and non-members. The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting May 5 from 6-9 pm. Dave MacDonald, NAUI certified instructor, has been teaching scuba for 20 years. On Tuesday, April 28 from 6-7 pm there will be a free informational meeting. The course fees are Y Members $350; Non Members $385. For more info call Dave at 774-0240.

 

Reading Camp – The newest addition to the YMCAs wide array of youth summer camps is Half-Day Reading Camp. The camp meets at the Y from 8:30-11:30 am with an optional free breakfast and lunch. This camp is for boys and girls ages 7-9 who either want to improve their reading skills or enhance their love of books. The camp sandwiches two 45-60 minute reading lessons on either side of 45-minutes of active play to help burn off excess energy and enhance physical fitness. Weekly camp fees are $60 for Y members and $80 for non members. Financial aid is available to cover up to 80% of the fee. Reading Camp can be combined with afternoon Camp Recess for a full day of fun and childcare.

 

Friends Book Sale

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Erving Public Library
17 MOORE sTREET
Erving

The Friends of the Erving Library will hold their annual book and plant sale on Saturday,  April 25 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Rain date April 26. Books for sale include a wide range of topics and interests; mysteries, cooking, art, children’s stories and gardening.  A coffee can raffle will also be held with items such as gift certificates, desserts, games and paintings. The sale will continue during open library hours through May 3, 2015. All proceeds go to support library events and programs.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Monday, April 27th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A
Holyoke

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.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A
Holyoke

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.

Journey Dance

Journey Dance

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 12:00 am at the RPX
1 Osgood Street
Greenfield

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A
Holyoke

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.

Peer to Peer Parent Support Group

Peer to Peer Parent Support Group

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 12:00 am at The Salasin Center
474 Main Street
Greenfield

BFMC Oncology Department Yoga

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
High Street
Greenfield

GREENFIELD – Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present a series of free eight-week yoga classes, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA in Greenfield.  The sessions, all taking place from noon – 1:30 pm, 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).

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