Events

A Literary Conversation with Washington Irving

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at Rowe Historical Society
282 Zoar Road

Join John Anderson as he brings Washington Irving to life in this acclaimed interpretative performance. Listen to and talk with Irving about his roots in New York, his Sketchbook stories (including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”), his tours of the American West and his diplomatic career in Europe. Refreshments will be served. www.rowehistoricalsociety.org

Trivia Night at the YMCA

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Trivia Night – On Saturday October 4th the Y is hosting a Trivia Night at the Greenfield Elks Club from 6:30-9:00pm.  The night is a fundraiser to support low income individuals in the Y’s Exercise is Medicine Program.  There will be tables of up to eight people.  The fee is only $10.  The Y will sell pizza and baked goods.  People can make their own team or the Y will make one for them.  Call Jayne at 773-3646 ext. 448 to register.

Song and Story Swap

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 9:00 pm
at The Nacul Center
592 Main Street

What: Song & Story Swap with guest, Art Steele Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA When: 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 4, 2014 Song & story theme for the month: Metal For information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002. The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center (http://www.nacul.com). Visit the Folklore Society website at http://www.filbert.com/pvfs. Guest performer for the October 4 Song & Story Swap will be blues musician Art Steele.

Artisans of WMass Fall Craft show

Sunday, October 5th 2014 - All Day
at Yankee Candle Village
25 Greenfield Rd.

LOVE TO SHOP FOR LOCALLY MADE ART AND CRAFTS? THEN DON’T MISS ARTISANS OF WESTERN MASS FALL SHOW ON SUNDAY OCTOBER FIFTH NEXT TO YANKEE CANDLE IN DEERFIELD. ARTISANS OF WESTERN MASS WILL SHOWCASE FIFTY AREA CRAFTPERSONS AND THEIR FINELY-MADE CREATIONS INCLUDING CERAMICS, ORGANIC BODY PRODUCTS, HAND CARVED WOOD, FUSED GLASS, UPCYCLED ACCESSORIES, AND MORE. SHOP LOCAL AND FIND WHAT YOU LOVE.

New Youth Fitness Class

Monday, October 6th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

The Y has purchased a professionally developed youth fitness class “Born to Move”.  In this class boys and girls ages 8-12 will do moves from dance, martial arts and yoga.  Great music and games will be used to keep the classes fun and interesting.  The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45pm starting October 6.  The eight week fee is $25 for Y members and $30 for Program Associates.  Children need 30-60 minutes a day of active play and exercise; this class will make it fun.

Weight Loss at the YMCA

Monday, October 6th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Weight Loss Program – If you are serious about weight loss you should check out the Fall Weight Loss Challenge.  “Dashing All The Weigh” is for those serious about losing weight before the holidays.  The 8 week program kicks off on October 6th.  Everyone must be registered by October 3rd.  This very comprehensive program will fill up fast so sign up early.  Fees:  Gold members $99, Silver members $109, Program Associates/non-members $159.  See page 20 of the Fall Program Brochure for more details or call Jayne at 773-3646 ext 448.

 

Free Soup & Games Night Fundraiser at Hope & Olive in Greenfield in support of Diggity Dogs Service Dogs Inc. in Shelburne, MA

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Hope & Olive Restaurant
44 Hope Street

Join your community in supporting a worthy cause! Enjoy a buffet of free soup & bread, as well as a bake sale, raffle and door prizes too! All drink sales and sales of other goods will go to support Diggity Dogs Service Dogs, a local, non-profit organization in Shelburne Falls!

Wakeup Wednesdays- Employee Engagement and the Funny Side of HR

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 7:30 am - 9:30 am
at FRanklin/Hampshire Career Center
178 Industrial Dr.

WAKE UP WEDNESDAYS
FREE Speaker Series for Hampshire County Businesses
Franklin-Hampshire Career Center, 178 Industrial Dr. Northampton

Employee Engagement and The Funny Side of HR
Ross Gibson, The Richards Group
Wednesday, October 8, 7:30—9:30 AM, Free!

Increasingly, organizations have come to understand that one of the true keys to organizational and business success is increasing the level of Employee Engagement within their organizations.
There is plenty of research and documentation to support this understanding. A recent Gallup survey found that organizations with higher levels of employee engagement boast 22% higher profitability. A Hewitt Associates study found that organizations with engagement scores above 65 percent outperformed the total stock index, even in volatile times.
In this engaging and interactive seminar, we will discuss the cost of low engagement, the ROI for increasing levels of employee engagement and some specific strategies on how to increase engagement within organizations.
Human Resources (HR) is often seen as a very dark, mysterious and humorless place where few fear to tread. Well, HR does have its days but there is always time for some levity and lightheartedness. From recruiting/hiring through to termination of employment, HR gets involved, sees a lot and laughs out loud at the absurd. In this brief talk, Ross will share some anecdotes and stories from close to 30 years working inside HR organizations.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat early! Coffee & light refreshments will be provided.
Register for this free workshop online at www.gcc.mass.edu/wakeup.
Call (413)-586-6506 or email bizteam@fhcareers.org with any questions.

Co-Sponsored by: Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Harmon Personnel, Greenfield Community College

Health Screening

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
High Street

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a Cardiac Risk Cholesterol Screening on Wednesday, October 8, from 8:30 – 9:30 am in Conference Room A.  Participants must fast for 12 hours prior to being screened.  Test results will be forwarded to participants and their primary care providers.  The cost for the screening is $10.00; pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Baystate Health Link at 413-773-2454 or 1-800-377-4325.

BFMC Workshop

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - All Day
at Artspace
15 Mill St.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will offer a free writing workshop, Spirit of the Written Word, for Western Massachusetts residents touched by cancer.   The 10-week workshop will take place on Thursdays, October 9 – December 18, from 6 – 8 pm, at Artspace, 15 Mill Street, Greenfield.

Spirit of the Written Word writing workshop is limited to 12 participants; registration is required.  To register, or for more information, contact facilitator Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 or pamro@aol.com .  Information is also available in the Oncology Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

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