Events

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.

Bark for Life Yappy Hour

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at Fitzwilly’s
23 Main st.

Join us for Yappy hour at Fitzwilly’s in Northampton March 30th at 6pm.

All are invited to learn more about the Bark for Life and fundraising ideas!

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Tuesday, March 31st 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.

Journey Dance

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 12:00 am

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.

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.

 

 

 

Peer to Peer Parent Support Group

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 12:00 am

Food Bank Family Volunteer Day

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - All Day

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.

Hillcrest Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Hillcrest Elementary School
30 Griswold St.

For  children residing in Montague who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Bring birth certificate, record of immunization, proof of residence, photo I.D.

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