Events

FRCOG Volunteer Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
at FRCOG
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.
Requirements:
*       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

Chair Yoga and Book Signing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

 

Long-time area yoga and meditation Teacher Jeanie Erlbaum will hold a chair yoga class and book signing at the Greenfield Public Library in Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room.

Earlbaum will offer a brief talk followed by a 30-minute sample chair yoga class based on the techniques in her new book, Sit With Less Pain.

Erlbaum has been studying yoga and meditation since 1965 and teaching since 1972. She is certified in several styles of yoga, meditation and stress reduction. She has studied Zen for more than 30 year, and in 2012 she was designated as a senior Dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen. She teaches classes in Greenfield and in Naples, Florida.

Her book and companion CDs will be available for purchase at the event, and Erlbaum will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk.

For more information visit her websites, www.yogaforrelaxation.org and www.sitwithlesspain.com, or contact Jane Buchanan at the library at 413-772-1544 x 110.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

Sy’s Fund 3rd Annual 5K!!

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 10:00 am
at Wheelock Park, Keene, N.H.
101 Park Ave

Sy’s Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports young adults with cancer by providing meaningful gifts and funding alternative therapies, as well as raising community awareness about the challenges unique to young adults who are faced with cancer diagnosis.

In 2010, Sy’s Fund was founded in memory of Keene resident Silas “Sy” River Bennett, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 28 and passed on less than eight months later.  The organization was started as a way to pay Sy’s generous spirit forward by providing meaningful gifts to help young adults, ages 18-39, who are facing cancer retain their independence.  Sy’s Fund offers tangible gifts to make life a bit easier for those who are undergoing treatment or suffering ongoing serious medical issues related to cancer.

 

This year we are holding our third annual 5K walk/run: Strong Like a River at Wheelock Park.  The race starts a t 10:00 am.

To sign up please visit www.firstgiving.com/sysfund/Strong5k or come to Wheelock Park the day of the race.

 

 

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
at Old 78 Farm
823 Orange Road

5th Annual Old 78 Farm Fall Festival Happening This Fall

Warwick, MA – The 5th Annual Old 78 Farm Fall Festival will take place this year on September 20th at the Old 78 Farm at 823 Orange Rd in the small “Right to Farm Community” of Warwick, MA. This family friendly event features local craft vendors, food produced from the farm, and award-winning local and nationally known musical acts to the delight of the 400+ people who attend.

Tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 11am and music plays from noon to 11pm. 

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

September 20, 2014

823 Orange Rd, Warwick MA

978-544-1845

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
at First Congregational Church Sunderland
Rts 47 and 116

The First Congregational Church of Sunderland’s “September Dinner” is Chicken Pot Pie, Saturday September 20th at 5:30 PM at the Chapel next to the church at the junction of Rts 47 and 116 in Sunderland. Appetizer, Chicken Pot Pie, Squash, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw, Cranberry sauce, Dessert and Beverage. Adults $10, children under 8 $4.00. reservations, please, at 413-665-2890. Leave your name, number and number attending.

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A

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!

DON’T FORGET YOUR QUARTERS!!!

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.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, September 25th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

New England Writers Signing

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at DCU Center
50 Foster Street

An event to celebrate New England Writers. Over thirty authors have signed up for this event.

Genres range from Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult, Women’s Fiction.

Authors scheduled to sign– Renee Dyer, Shakuita Johnson, A.E. Woodward, Heidi McLaughlin, Renee Ericson, Sara Shirley, E.A. Whitehead, W. Ferraro, Lisa Beth Darling, Michelle Falanga, Danielle Bannister, Rebecca R. Cohen, Megan McCooey, Jill Cooper, T.L. Manning, Derek Dorr, Daisy Prescott, Ann Lister, Mela Remington, Antoinette Candela, Francette Phal, Diane V. Mulligan, RJ Keller, Amy Rachiele, Laura Howard, Penelope Ward, Rita Sawyer, A.J. Kane, Gayle Suzanne, N.L. Rodriguez, Steven D. Powell, Jane F McCarthy, Brianna Lee, Nicki DeStasi, Melinda Sutherland, Christa Cervone, Stephanie Monahan.
*authors are subject to change without notice

Located in the central New England, Worcester, Massachusetts. The DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
Event time 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets are $12.00 and not available at door. Only available until September 15th. Get Yours Now!

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