Wake-Up Wednesdays Speaker Series

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 7:30 am - 9:30 am at Greenfield Community College
270 Main St- First Floor

Wake- Up Wednesday- FREE speaker Series for Franklin County Businesses

Keep up with the Ever Changing Business laws

New Sick Leave Act

Attorney James B. Winston, of the James B. Winston Law Office in Northampton

Learn about important issues that every employer should be aware of regarding the MA new Sick Leave Act.  Depending on the size of your business, your employees may earn and use up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave per calendar year.

Attorney Winston lectures to business owners and professional associations and has taught employment law and business law at Western New England University. James is also a member of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association. Attorney Winston earned his B.A. and his J.D. at Western New England University.

This workshop is cosponsored by the Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Harmon Personnel Services and Greenfield Community College.

Register for these FREE workshops online at  Call (413) 586-6506 or email with any questions.







QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A
Turners Falls

Vendors & crafters set up at 5pm, doors open at 6pm and event starts promptly at 7pm. Each month, the first 10-20 in the door get an extra something FREE. Sometimes, entry is FREE with a donation.

Come and place quarter bids on items provided by artists and vendors. Items valued 0-20$, you place a quarter bid. For an item valued between twenty one and thirty dollars, you place a fifty cent bid. For items valued between thirty one and forty dollars, the bid is seventy five cents. Items valued at over forty dollars, you place a one dollar bid.

If you place a bid and your paddle is in the air, your number is chosen, you WIN!!!

5$ entry fee (includes one paddle) additional paddles are 1$!

Additional drawings and bonuses are awarded – So, bring your friends! First 10 guests receive a 5 bonus chances to win!


ALL proceeds go to local non-profits and causes near and dear to the hearts of locals. Please come and show your support. If you have an item that you’d like to donate for in house collection, please STOP INTO THE EVENT.

Raiders of the Lost Ark Outdoors!

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 8:30 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Wednesday, May 27, 8:30 PM Forbes Library’s Lawn Cinema Northampton presents a free outdoor screening of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Forbes Library lawn. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy a movie on a beautiful Spring evening*. Come by at 8:30 and we’ll run the film when it’s dark.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 12:00 am - 6:00 pm at Salasin Center
474 Main Street

Women's Art Group

Women’s Art Group

Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Salasin Center
474 Main Street

Free Skin Cancer Screening at BFMC

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
High Street

May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Awareness Month.  To help raise awareness, the Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Joel Gordon, MD, dermatologist, will co-sponsor a free skin cancer screening on Friday, May 29, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm, in the BFMC Oncology Department.  During the screening, Dr. Gordon will examine new growths that are less than one year old; as well as old growths that have changed in color, size, shape, pain level or are causing irritation or bleeding.  The screening is not intended for individuals with skin rashes or for those who have seen a dermatologist in the past year.


Free Paddle Safety Class

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School
South Main Street

A free Paddle Safety Class will be offered at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.    The class was organized through the efforts of Carole Normandin, advisor for the Mahar Canoe and Kayak Club, to give the students the opportunity to learn about safety, but also to provide such opportunity to members of the community.  The public is invited to attend, but advance registration is advised .

The class is part of the U.S. Coast Guard Operation Paddle Smart, whose primary goals are to promote the life-saving benefit of wearing a life jacket, to highlight the immediate danger of sudden cold water immersion, to encourage boater and paddler education to ID your canoe, kayak or rowboat and to stress the importance of being a responsible and prudent boater.

The class will be held in room C 09, and participants should use the Middle School  Entrance. For more information, contact Carole Normandin at Mahar,  The cost is $20 per person.  See the  Mahar Canoe and Kayak Club website for more information.


Celebrate Birds; Valley Bird Festival

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Rt 141



On Saturday, May  30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,  join environmental organizations from throughout the valley for the first Valley Bird Festival.  This fun-filled day of learning about our feathered friends takes place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary (127 Combs Rd., Easthampton) and the Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley .  This free event includes live birds of prey presentations, games, bird walks, activities and information for all ages.  “Eyes on Owls” at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. features owls from New England and beyond.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about these amazing birds and get a close-up view of six different owls.  In addition to the event at Arcadia,  bird walks led by the Friends of Fort River and a falconry demonstration by Chris Davis will take place from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Conte Refuge  Fort River Division (69 Moody Bridge Rd., Hadley. ) Festival organizers include Hampshire Bird Club, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mass Audubon, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Friends of the Fort River Wildlife Sanctuary and Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.   Festival sponsors include the Springfield Naturalists Club and Hadley Garden Center. 


Strawberry Supper

Sunday, May 31st 2015 - 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm at Buckland Shelburne Community Center
Main and Church Streets
Shelburne Falls

Annual Strawberry Supper

Sunday May 31, 2015

Shelburne-Buckland Community Center

Corner of Main and Church Streets

Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Seatings at 5:15 PM and 7:00 PM

Come join friends and neighbors for a roast beef dinner including salad, baked potato and vegetables, all topped off with strawberry shortcake.  Tickets are $12.50 ($6.00 under twelve) and may be reserved by calling Kevin Hollister at 625-6355.


The Shelburne Falls Kiwanis Club proudly serves the children in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District.  Proceeds from Kiwanis events go to scholarships and other financial support covering a variety of needs.

Monday Night Supper-Guiding Star Grange

Monday, June 1st 2015 - 5:30 pm at Guiding Star Grange –
401 Chapman Street

The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield hosts their Monday Night Supper at 5:30 June 6th. $10 for Lasagna with dessert. Under age 5 FREE! Check for a different main course each first Monday of the Month.

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