Turners Falls Coffee House

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Great Falls Discovery Center
Avenue A

Ray Mason will be performing at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls on September 12, at 7 p.m.  “Ray’s tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. It’s rock with the roll! One man with his Silvertone!!

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

Electronics Drop-Off Fundraiser to Benefit The Brick House, Turners Falls, MA

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The following is information for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Fundraiser to benefit the Brick House in Turners Falls — Recycle your E-Waste.  This is a request to announce our fundraiser on WHAI RADIO.

Event sponsored by :  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2 Prospect Street, Turners Falls, MA.

Date : Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time : 9 a.m. to Noon

Place : Montague Town Hall Parking Lot, 1 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

Company that will be doing the recycling  : Gold Circuit E-Cycling : computers and electronics recycling (Keeping your end of life electronic materials out of the waste stream)

Items that can be recycled : TVs, monitors, CPUs, flat panel LCDs, CRTs, laptops, printers, electronic cables, mainframes, terminals, keyboards, computer mice, modems, ink & toner cartridges, iPod, PDAs, MP3 players, copiers, scanners, fax machines, video game consoles, cell phones, telephone BPX, camcorders, VCRs & DVD players, stereo components, radios, all kinds of batteries, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, medical equipment, lab equipment, vacuum cleaners, kitchen mixers, electric razors, fans, and anything else that runs on a power cord or batteries   IT’S EASY ! IT’S GREEN!

Suggested donation – $10  ($20 for TVs)

SORRY — WE DO NOT ACCEPT  VHS & Cassette Tapes, household chemicals, lawn & garden chemicals, paint, used motor oil, used medical supplies, or any types of hazardous waste, Large Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Grills, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Styrofoam, Large Power/Yard Equipment

Thank you,

Joan Pyfrom
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Turners Falls, MA

Flea Market

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
at The Barre Common, Barre, MA
600 Sunrise Ave

The Barre Woman’s Club Flea Market on the Common.  There will be a variety of vendors selling antiques, attic treasures, crafts and more.  The rain date will be September 14th 10am-3pm.  This event supports a scholarship fund for young women attending college.

Shriners Hospital for Children – Springfield 5th Annual Walkathon

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew Street


The walkathon begins at Shriners Hospital in Springfield and continues through Van Horn Park and back to the hospital for a barbecue. It’s an easy 3-mile walk.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

516 Carew Street

Springfield, MA 01104



Saturday, September 13, 2014 (Rain or Shine)

Registration: 9:00 am

Walk Begins: 10:00 am

BBQ and Entertainment: 11:00 am -1:30 pm



(Walkers and Non-walkers)

$25 per person

$5 for children 14 and under

$40 per family

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield.

A waiver must be signed to participate in the walkathon. Registration fee waived if pledges exceed the cost of the registration fee. Please no pets except for service animals.



Register online at

Paper registration forms are available at the hospital or register the day of the walk.


For more information contact Lee Roberts at 413.755.2307 or

Cash Crusaders Fundraisers for the American Cancer Society

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

It’s the second annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament, presented by the Cash Crusaders.  This two man scramble features cash prizes, and other raffle prizes.  Grab a friend and come join in on the fun!  Sept. 13th at Goodnow’s Chip n’ Putt in Shelburne Falls.  For details, call Sandie at (413) 624-0144.

Sunderland Public Library

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street

Teens & Tweens Duct Tape Workshop – Saturday, September 13, 2-3 p.m. Grades 5-12 can make a duct tape pencil case perfect for back to school — and more. Registration required (413-665-2642).  FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland MA.

September Art Walk

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Around Town
Bridge Street

Follow the ‘decorated shoes’ throughout the Village. Mingle with local artists, view demonstrations, enjoy live music, participate in community art projects, and ride Trolley No. 5. Recently, the Village of Shelburne Falls was designated a Cultural District by Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come and see why!

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new improv comedy show featuring “The Ha-Ha’s” and special guests from Boston and New York “Girls Night Out.” Plus opening stand-up act Josie Leavitt.

Volunteer Opportunity & Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Center for New Americans
42 Gothic Street

August 4, 2014

Public Service Announcement

Run Date: Immediate Release

Contact: Peg Thibbitts, Volunteer Program Coordinator

(413) 587-0084 or


Volunteer Tutors Wanted:

The Center for New Americans is looking for volunteer tutors to be trained to work with adult immigrants who have applied or will be applying for U.S. citizenship. The training consists of 3 two hour sessions over the course of three weeks and will take place in September.  Please note that CNA’s English as a Second Language tutor training is a prerequisite to the Citizenship training. The next ESOL training will take place on August 16th and August 23rd, from 10-12:30 in the Northampton CNA office.

Center for New Americans is a community-based, non-profit, Adult Basic Education program serving immigrants, refugees, and migrants in Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton.


For more information or to register, please contact Peg Thibbitts at the Center for New Americans, (413) 587-0084 or You can also find information on the volunteer page of our website,



FRCOG Volunteer Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
12 Olive Street

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will be running trainings for medical and non-medical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster.

The next MRC 101 training dates areTuesday, September 16th 11:00 am to 3:30 pm or Monday, October 13th  6:00 pm to 9:30 PM.
The trainings will be held at the FRCOG offices at the John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street in Greenfield, in the first floor conference room.
*       Complete the MRC Training course and course evaluation.
*       Complete a Application packet including policy and procedure agreements
*       Credentialed and pass a CORI/SORI check
*       Complete a Personal and Family Preparedness Plan
*       Complete ICS/100  and NIMS/700 within one year of joining the MRC
*       Complete CPR/First Aid training (if not already certified) within one year of joining the MRC
*       Attend one MRC unit activity per year – training, meeting, or drill.

The MRC Training itself involves the following:
*       Health, Safety and Personal Preparedness
*       Vulnerable and Special Needs Populations
*       Psychological First Aid
*       NIMS and Incident Command Overview
*       Points of Distribution (POD)
*       Roles and Responsibilities of the MRC Volunteer

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