Frontier Fundraiser for “Safe Passage”

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - All Day at Frontier Regional School, Goodnow Gymnasium
112 North Main Street
South Deerfield

The frontier regional High School Junior and Senior girls will square off in a Powderpuff Football game at the Frontier Football Field at 7 PM Saturday April 30th. Tickets at the gate. proceeds benefit safe passage of Northampton.


Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - All Day

Week of April 25th-29th, 2016

New this week: Planter proposal & renewable resources

The Montague Planter Committee met on April 20th to discuss the possibility of professionally designed planters for Avenue A, as proposed by Local Harmony, a non-profit in Leverett. Horticulture students from Franklin County Technical School would install the planters.  For more information or to donate to the project, please visit!turners-falls/pkrkf. A video of this meeting can be found on the MCTV website.

Also available for viewing this week is a Stop the Pipeline update from April 12th by Pat Hynes. This 22 minute program discusses legal updates about the pipeline as well as the need to invest in renewable energy resources in Massachusetts.

Don’t forget to check out live broadcasts of local meetings every week, including the Montague Selectboard meeting on Mondays at 7pm and the Finance Committee meeting on Wednesdays at 6pm. If you can’t tune in at that time, catch it at another time! You can check our TV schedule at /p/55/TV-Schedule.

Something going on you think others would like to see? Get in touch to learn how easy it is to use a camera and capture the moment. (413), or stop by 34 2nd Street in Turners between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We’d love to work with you!

Vintage Powerhouse: Cabot Station – One Hundred Year Retrospective

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - All Day at Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls



Take a look back in time at the ongoing exhibit, “Vintage Powerhouse:  Cabot Station –  One Hundred Year Retrospective” at the Great Falls Discover Center on Avenue A in Turners Falls, MA.  This exhibit features historical photographs dating from the early 1900s.  Together, these photos tell the story of the construction of the new concrete dam at Turners Falls, new power station, and the power canal expansion.  At the time of its construction and for many years after, Cabot Station was the largest hydroelectric facility east of Niagara Falls.  This exhibit will run through May 28th.  Open hours for the Great Falls Discovery Center can be found on their website:


Friday, April 29th 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Community YMCA
Main Street




2016 Franklin County Health Challenge – This health challenge is a six-week (mostly walking) program where teams of five friends, co-workers and family help each other to increase their daily activities (steps) striving to reach 10,000 steps per day per team member. The steps are tracked on the Walk Franklin County website. The challenge is for low to mid level exercisers. There is a $15 per person fee payable at the YMCA. The challenge starts May 10 and goes until June 20. There are five team prizes and a victory party on June 23. For more info see or call Jayne at 773-3646 ext 448.


Soccer ages 4-12 – Register now for three soccer leagues: ages 4-5, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm; ages 6-8 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm; ages 9-12, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm. All three leagues meet at the GCC soccer fields and go until June 22 or 23. Fee are: $50/$55 for Y members and $60/$65 for program associates. Call 773-3646 ext 0 or ext 436 for more info.


Youth Basketball Skills Classes – This program works on the fundamentals of basketball all taught at age appropriate levels. The coed classes are taught by Ben Johnson on Saturday mornings May 7-June 18; 4-5 year olds at 9am, 6-8 year olds at 10am and 9-12 year olds at 11am. Fees are $43 for Y members and $53 for Program Associates.


Summer Memberships Available – The Y offers two types of summer memberships valid from May 1 through September 3. Both memberships are offered at special prices perfect for anyone back in the area for the summer. The Silver membership includes over 50 group exercise classes per week, strength and cardio machines, lap pool, Jacuzzi, basketball and pickleball at scheduled times. All exercise areas are air conditioned. Prices start at $49 for high school students and $69 for 19-24 year olds; adult, senior and family prices are also available. Call 773-3646 ext 0 for more info.


Ballroom Dancing – Every Wednesday the YMCA is offering ballroom dance lessons from 7:30-8:00pm followed by D.J. dance music from 8-9pm. People can come with a partner or by themselves; there will be dance partners available. All of the ballroom dances will be taught (swing, foxtrot, waltz, samba, 2-step, etc.), no experience necessary. Please wear indoor “soft soled” shoes. Y members are free and drop-ins are $5 per person.


Apex Specialty Themes – During a ten week summer, Camp Apex offers four two-week themes and two one-week camps. In addition Apex has nine one-week specialty themes for 8-14 year olds. The “specialty” part of the day is from 9-12:30 and regular Apex activities from 12:30-4:00. The specialty themes include flag football, Star Wars, field hockey, cartoon art, LEGO 1 & 2, soccer, outdoor wilderness, cooking and fall conditioning. Parents can mix and match different Y camps and themes to create a unique, exciting summer for their children. Some camp financial aid is available. See “Camps” at for details or call 773-3646 ext 0.


Erving Library Book & Plant Sale / Erving Town Wide Tag Sale

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Annual Friends of the Erving Public Library Book and Plant Sale starts on April 30th the same day as Erving’s Town Wide Tag Sale. The Tag Sale runs for one day, the Book and Plant Sale, including a Raffle to raise money for the Summer Reading Program will continue through the first weeks of May.  Maps for the tag sale are available at the Library and at businesses throughout the town of Erving.

Friends of the Library Book and Plant Sale

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Erving Public Library
17 Moore Street

The Friends of the Erving Library are holding their annual book and plant sale on April 30th, 2016 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The sale continues until May 12th during open library hours.  A coffee can raffle and candy sale will coincide with the sale. All proceeds go to sponsor library events and programs.

Town Wide Tag Sale

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Erving
streets in Erving
Town of Erving

Town Wide Tag Sale, Erving MA April 30, 2016 9:00am-3:00pm Raindate: May 1,2016

Residents in the town of Erving are having a tag sale. Maps of tag sale locations are available at Erving businesses (Freight House Antiques, Pocket Saver Market, Railyard Restaurant, Crooked Tap Cafe’, Weatherheads Convenience Store, French King Bowling Center, Prondecki’s Store), town buildings (Sr./Community Center, Erving Elementary School, Town Offices),  Erving Public Library.

Zumbathon Fundraiser

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 11:45 am at Greenfield Community YMCA
425 Main Street

There’s a Zumbathon Fundraiser at the Greenfield Community YMCA on Saturday, April 30 from 10-11:45 AM in the Gymnasium. There’s a $5 suggested donation. This event is warmly open to the public, Y member or not. All proceeds benefit the Laughton family. Call Jayne at 413-773-3646 ext. 448 for details.


Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 2:00 pm at Historic Northampton
48 Bridge Street

Lecture:     Eating New England: Key Foods of the Commonwealth Speaker:    Rob Cox Date:         Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 2 pm Location:   Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060 Robert Cox Eating New England: Key Foods of the Commonwealth   Rob Cox will give an illustrated talk, “Eating New England: Key Foods of the Commonwealth,” at Historic Northampton on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in which he explores the development of some of our New England’s signature foods over the centuries. During four hundred years of European settlement, a distinctive culinary culture developed in New England that makes the most of our region’s natural gifts–rocky soil, turbulent water, and forbidding climate. But chowder, cranberries, and a host of pies do more than anchor our tables and fill our stomachs; they are some of our quietest, keenest indicators of changes in our society and long-term shifts in our tastes, values, and aspirations, and a way of thinking about our history and culture.

“Inside Out” Pajama Party and Movie Night

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at All Inclusive Community Center
41 Russell St.

Snuggle up in your coziest PJ’s and join your friends at Whole Children for snacks and a movie. On Saturday, April 30, we’ll be passing the popcorn as we go on a fun and “emotional” adventure with Riley, Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust in Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out!”

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