Snow Day Childcare –Community YMCA

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 As part of the Y’s preschool and before/after school childcare programs, the Y offers snow day care.  This program is very helpful for parents who have to work on school snow days.  For info about the Y’s preschool call Janet at 773-3646 ext 431 and Kara at 773-3646 ext 452 for ages 6-12 childcare.

“Treasures” Exhibition to Showcase Historical Art and Artifacts

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - All Day
at Forbes Library
21 West Street

January 6-31, 2015

Reception: Friday January 9, 4-7 PM (Arts Night Out)


A special exhibition at Hosmer Gallery, featuring rarely seen art and artifacts from the library’s extensive special collections, will open Jan. 6 and run through January. Treasures of the Forbes Library Special Collections will feature works that are visually fascinating not only as historical documentation but also as graphic art and as tangible artifacts of Northampton’s past.  Archivist Julie Bartlett Nelson and Arts & Music Librarian Faith Kaufmann have curated a selection of photographs, prints, letters, diaries, paintings, posters, and objects of historical significance from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Some have never been on display before and as a group they shed insight on the lives of the area’s residents and the artists and collectors who documented and preserved our past.


Recently acquired materials which will be exhibited for the first time include photographs of Pioneer Valley Ballet’s early productions in the 1980s, donated by artist Maurine Sutter; and art created for the annual “Show Us Your Bra” auctions benefiting the Breast Form Fund between 1994 and 2010. Some of the oldest items to be on display are photographs of Northampton’s Civil War veterans, broadsides from the mid-1800s, and Sioux beadwork given to Calvin Coolidge during his presidency.

Crafts and Gentle Yoga Programs

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - All Day
at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Craft Table  New projects each month in the children’s room.

Gentle Yoga  Wednesdays 6pm, please contact Alexandra Mello 413-210-4346.

Forbe Library Food Drive

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - All Day
at Forbes Library
21 West Street


During this time, pay overdue fines with canned goods (please check your expiration dates) or healthy non-perishable food items. This applies to late fines only and not to lost or damaged fees. All food collected will be given to the Northampton Survival Center for distribution to those in need in our community.

Suggested donation is one item for each $2 waived in fines.

Forbes Library
20 West St
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(413) 587-1011

Quilt Raffle and Chocolate Fantasy Fundraiser at BFMC

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - All Day
at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
High Street

On Friday February 13th Baystate Franklin Medical Center has their Chocolate Fantasy Fundraiser and Quilt Raffle. Tickets are one for $2, three for $5 or twelve for $10 and available at the BFMC Gift Shop which is always open to the public. The Chocolate Fantasy Event is from 9:30 to 3:30 in the conference rooms at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 254 High Street, Greenfield. The Quilt was donated by A Notion to Quilt and the Mohawk Quilt Guild.

Community YMCA of Greenfield

Monday, January 12th 2015 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Weight Loss Challenge – This annual weight loss challenge is a team program that has helped hundreds of people lose weight and keep it off.  The eight-week program includes use of the Nautilus center, team coaches, weekly weigh-ins, food journaling and weekly cardio and strength workouts.  People can make their own team of 3-4 people or the Y will organize the teams.  The program starts February 7 and usually fills up.  The fees are Y members $109, non members $159.  For more info call Jayne at 773-3646 ext 448.

Landscapes and Sculpture

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
at Geissler Gallery, Stoneleigh-Burnham School
574 Bernardston Road

Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s Winter Art Exhibition will feature the artwork of Turners Falls artist Allen Fowler. “Landscapes and Sculpture” will feature about 35 pieces. The majority of the work is acrylic and mixed media collage on panel with a few pieces of oil on canvas and sculpture of wood and found objects. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on January 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the gallery. Fowler will hold a gallery talk, titled “The Landscape as Icon,” on January 15 at 7 p.m. Fowler will discuss his earliest representational work, the influence of art school, interactive examples of the optical effects of line and color, his major influences, his interest in abstraction and the landscape as abstraction, the influence of found object sculpture on his work, and the importance of iconography. For more information, please call 413-774-2711 or visit


Community YMCA of Greenfield

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Saturday Family Night – Every Saturday from 6-8pm the Y provides active family nights for parents with 1-12 year olds.  Families can attend a family swim or play in the gymnastics center (0-7 year olds with a parent at 6:30pm, 8-12 year olds with a parent at 7:15pm).  One Saturday night per month there are gym games as well.  These nights are free for those with Y Family Memberships and $18 for a family guest pass for non-members.  For more info call 773-3646 ext. 0

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Preschool Story Hour, Tuesday, January 27, February 3, 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 11 a.m. 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 the children’s librarian at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5.

Writers Lunch

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street

Writer’s Lunch, Tuesday, January 27, February 3, 12-2pm

The Library’s 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.

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