Events

Turners Falls Fishway

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - All Day at The Turners Falls Fish Ladder
First Street
Turners Falls

 

 

Spring on the Connecticut River offers an unrivaled opportunity to witness the migration of shad, sea lamprey and other anadromous fish. These fish migrate from the ocean and head upriver to spawn in the rivers of their birth. A visit to the Turners Falls Fishway provides an opportunity to learn about these amazing journeys. Admission is free. The Turners Falls Fishway will be open from Wednesday, May 11 through Sunday, June 19. The facility is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00  a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They are also open Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday. The Fishway is located on First Street, off Avenue A (15 First Street, Turners Falls) For information please visit our website or call: (800) 859-2960.

12th Annual Antique Truck Club of America Truck Show

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at Yankee Candle Corporate Headquarters
Yankee Candle Way/Off Rt. 5 & 10
South Deerfield

12th ANNUAL ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW

Western Mass. Chapter A.T.C. A.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016 (8 – 3)

RAIN OR SHINE

WHERE: YANKEE CANDLE CORP. HDQTRS.

Yankee Candle Way/Off Rt. 5 & 10

South Deerfield, MA

Free shuttle to Yankee Candle

Free Admission & Parking

Raffles and good food

(All size antique trucks welcome)

(Call Craig at 413-834-1677 or Doug at 413-522-4092)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dmitri Conway Fundraiser

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at St. Kazimierz Society
196 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376

There’s another chance to help the Conway family whose 7 year old son Dmitri is being treated in Boston for cancer. On Sunday, May 1st at St. Kaz, Avenue A, Turners Falls there’s a musical fundraiser. Doors open at 1 PM, music goes til 5 PM. The host band is “My Old School,” with ‘The Sean Callahan Trio’,’Doug Johnson’ and rounding out the bill “Escape Route.” Raffles, food, all invited. No charge, donations accepted.

Greenfield Public Library programs May 2–May 21, 2016

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

 

 

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Writers’ Lunch, Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.  Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Open for Business, Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 2-5pm  

Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

Afterschool Read-Aloud, Monday, May 2, 9, 16, 4-5pm

Kids of all ages will love read-aloud story hour at the Greenfield Public Library each Monday from 4 to 5 PM.  Children’s Librarian Kay or a guest reader will read picture books, folk tales, or passages from favorite chapter books in a theme each week, with sing-along songs and some puppetry to go along with the theme. For more information, check out the library website at www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org or call the children’s librarian at 413-772-1544 extension 5104.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17, 10-11am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time is open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.  Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, May 4, 10, 18, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.  Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Young Writers Group, Wednesday, May 4, 18, 4-5pm

Author and teacher Nell Wright will work with young writers ages 10-14 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. The group will meet in the Greenfield Room from 4 -5pm. The group is limited to 8 participants and preregistration is required. Call 413-772-1544 extension 5 for more information. This class is free thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday, May 4, 10, 18, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players at the Greenfield Public Library.  Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.  The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Pat Leuchtman and Making of a New Garden, Wednesday, May 4, 6pm

Pat Leuchtman will share her experiences in The Making of a New garden at 6pm, Wednesday, May 5, in the LeVanway Room of the Greenfield Public Library. Having moved from the wilds of her Heath gardens, Pat Leuchtman now lives in Greenfield and is developing her urban/suburban garden.  Beautiful photographs and down to earth garden know how will inspire your spring plantings. A free event sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Thursday, May 5, 12, 19, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.  Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose, Friday, May 6, 13, 20, 10am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch Workshop, Friday, May 6, 13, 20, 12-2pm

This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 pm.  Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written.  Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well.  There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Open for Business, Friday, May 6, 13, 20, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

Spring Beautiful Spring Book Sale, Saturday, May 7, 10am-1:30pm

Attention all book lovers:  Don’t miss the Spring Book Sale at the Greenfield Public Library on Saturday, May 7 from 10-1:30. The Friends of Greenfield Public Library promise to have a nice variety of books for your perusal and purchase. Please come and buy some great books and remember that your purchases provide money for all the programs, events, museum passes, landscaping, and other extras at the library.  Thanks for supporting the Greenfield Public Library!

 

Wednesday Wizards, Wednesday, May 11, 4pm

Wednesday Wizards: Learning and fun at the Library, meets from 4pm-5pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library.  This month’s program will feature metamorphosis in honor of the National Library Week theme of Libraries Transform.  Each session a guest presenter will introduce a science concept with a book and activity sure to inspire creativity. This activity is open to all and free thanks to the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

 

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 413-772-1544 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org

Whately Library Mother Goose on the Loose

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 10:30 am at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road
Whately

Monday, May 2nd –10:30 am-Mother Goose on the Loose- A fun-filled thirty-minute interactive session that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers followed by open play and social time. Please RSVP at Whately Library-413-665-2170

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3rd Annual Knights of Columbus Chairty Golf Tournament

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 11:00 am - 6:30 pm at Crumpin-Fox Golf Club
Parmenter Road
Bernardston

The Greenfield Knights of Columbus, Council #133, are looking for golfers and sponsors to be part of their 3rd annual charity golf tournament to be held on Monday, May 2nd at Crumpin-Fox golf course in Bernardston.

The event will be an 18 hole, 4-person scramble. The entry fee of $100 includes greens fees, carts, lunch and dinner.  Two raffles will be held and include: $1000 cash, $1000 Jewelry, 4 Red Sox tickets, 3-day Cape Cod vacation, Signed LA Kings Hockey Jersey, Crumpin-Fox golf certificates and much, much more.

For more information, call Jason Semaski at (413) 626-3378 or Lou Grader at (413) 774-2848

Conway Pre-Town Meeting Dessert Potluck and Discussion

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 8:30 pm at Conway Grammar School
Route 116
Conway

Conway Pre-Town Meeting Dessert Potluck and Discussion

Monday, May 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Conway Grammar School

For more info., contact Ruth Parnall at parnall@crocker.com, 489-3096, or Jim Recore at jimmyrecore0318@gmail.com, 768-9939.

 

All Conway residents are invited to come to a pre-Town Meeting dessert potluck and discussion on Monday, May 2 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Conway Grammar School. Please bring a dessert to share that can be served on a napkin, serving utensils (if needed), and your own reusable cup/mug/spoon. Beverages will be provided. Residents who have information about particular warrant articles are encouraged to bring handouts.

 

Like the past eight years’ pre-Town Meeting gatherings, the evening is an opportunity for discussion that is informal, nonpartisan, and without the time pressure often felt at Town Meeting. Residents are encouraged to come with questions about Town Meeting warrant articles, procedures, and definitions. There will be an opportunity to meet candidates for town office. The intent of the meeting is to help people be well-informed voters and to have some time to think about what is being proposed, as a supplement to the democratic process of Town Meeting. Mary McClintock said, “These gatherings really help me have a better understanding of what we need to decide at Town Meeting. And the desserts are really yummy!”

 

For information: contact Ruth Parnall at parnall@crocker.com, 489-3096, or Jim Recore at jimmyrecore0318@gmail.com, 768-9939.

 

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - All Day at Greenfield Community YMCA
425 Main Street
Greenfield

Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will present A free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the YMCA of Greenfield.  The classes will take place on Wednesdays,  May 4 – June 29, noon – 1:30 pm

               Course facilitator is Pam Roberts, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and a breast cancer survivor for over 20 years.  Roberts is also a certified Yoga of the Heart for Cardiac and Cancer Patients instructor. 

The free yoga program has been made possible by Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department and the YMCA in Greenfield.  It is funded by BFMC’s annual Wheeling for Healing Bike Event, which supports Oncology patients, programs and services at Baystate Franklin.

               For more information or to register for Gentle Yoga, contact Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 (pamro@aol.com). 

 

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, May 4th 2016 - 6:00 pm at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Pat Leuchtman and the Making of a New Garden

The First Wednesday Speaker Series welcomes Pat Leuchtman, Greenfield Recorder garden columnist and author on Wednesday, May 4, at 6pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library.

Having moved from the wilds of her Heath gardens, Pat Leuchtman now lives in Greenfield and is developing her urban/suburban garden. She will share this ongoing process with us. Pat Leuchtman had barely begun her garden in Heath, Massachusetts in 1980 when she began writing Between the Rows, a weekly garden column for the Greenfield Recorder. Since then she has also written for other publications including The Boston Globe, Berkshire Living and Horticulture Magazine. She speaks locally about perennial gardening and sustainable roses and shares her garden wisdom on her website www.commonweeder.com.

The First Wednesday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library with World Eye Book Store and all programs are free and open to the public.

 

Tag, Rummage, Book, Plant and Bake Sale

Friday, May 6th 2016 - All Day at Holy Trinity Church
133 Main Street
Greenfield

Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main Street, Greenfield, in Father Casey Hall, hosts their annual 2-Day multi-event. Friday, May 6, 9 AM-2 PM, and Saturday May 7 from 8 AM-1 PM. Luncheon available 10:30 AM-1 PM. Saturday Only: $1 bag sale at 12 noon. Sponsored by Holy Trinity Rosary Society.

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