Events

The Johnson Girls

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - All Day
at Ashfield Community Hall
Rt 116

The Johnson Girls

Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha

In concert at the Ashfield Community Hall, October 25th, 2014

Northampton Shelter Sunday

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
at Various locations
Memorial Hall, Main Street

The Northampton Shelter Sunday Coalition needs your help raising critical funds for six agencies serving the hungry and homeless in Northampton on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 2014.

The event happens from 10:00am to 2:00pm at designated collection sites on Saturday, October 25, and 10:00am-4:00pm as a door-to-door canvassing or collection site volunteer opportunity on October 26. Volunteers are needed both days so local non-profit agencies can help the homeless and hungry.

No experience necessary. Don’t want to do it alone? When you call or email to register, you can request to volunteer as a club, student group, or family.

By donating a few hours of your time, you will be supporting the work of the following organizations:  Grace House, Grove Street Inn/ServiceNet, Interfaith Emergency Shelter, MANNA Soup Kitchen, Safe Passage, and the Single Room Occupancy Project

Please share information about this opportunity widely and contact us at 582-9508 or volunteer@northamptonsheltersunday.org to sign up or if you have any questions. More information is also available at http://www.northamptonsheltersunday.org.

Just a couple hours of your time during this weekend could make a difference for your neighbors in need.

Halloween at Whately Public Library

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Halloween Spooktacular  Sat, Oct 25, 10:30am

Come in your costume and celebrate Halloween  with Wendy the Wacky Witch who will “stir up her brew” with  (not so scary) stories and puppets, sing silly songs, make a “trick or treat” craft and parade through the library for a haunting good time!

 

Chicken Pie Supper

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at United Congregational Church
44 Whately Road

The United Church of Conway has a Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday October 25th at 6 PM. Adults $10, children 10 and under $5. Reservations at 413-369-4080.

Community Church of North Orange and Tully

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 6:00 pm
at The Community Church of North Orange
48 Main Street

    Roast Turkey Supper Saturday, October 25 at 6 p.m. at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully.  Adults, $12.00, Children 12 & under, $5.00. The reservation deadline is Friday, October 24 by calling 978-575-0119 or 978-575-0402.  The Menu includes Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Squash, Salad, Bread, Dessert, Pie and Apple crisp.  All served family style.  The address for the Church is 48 Main St. in N. Orange. It is on the corner of Creamery Hill Road and Main St.

 

Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at YANKEE CANDLE HEADQUARTERS PARKING LOT
Yankee Candle Way

WHEN A DANGEROUS NEW FLU OR A MAJOR NATURAL DISASTER OCCURS, FOUR FRANKLIN COUNTY TOWNS WILL BE READY WITH A SWIFT AND PRACTICED RESPONSE.

THE SOUTH COUNTY TOWNS OF DEERFIELD, SUNDERLAND, WHATELY AND CONWAY WILL OFFER THE PUBLIC FREE FLU SHOTS AND FLUMIST IN A DRIVE-THRU CLINIC ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM. THIS YEAR’S CLINIC WILL BE HELD IN THE YANKEE CANDLE HEADQUARTERS PARKING LOT IN DEERFIELD, YANKEE CANDLE WAY, WHERE ROUTES 5 & 10 AND 116 RUN PARALLEL.

THE FOUR TOWNS ARE IN THEIR NINTH YEAR OF DISPENSING FREE FLU VACCINE, THIS BEING YEAR FOUR OF THE DRIVE THROUGH CLINIC. “THE DRIVE THROUGH IS AN EXCELLENT REHEARSAL FOR A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR NATURAL DISASTER,” SAID DEERFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER CAROLYN SHORES-NESS. “WHEN A MAJOR EMERGENCY HAPPENS, THIS VOLUNTEER TEAM WILL BE READY.”

LAST YEAR, 570 PEOPLE RECEIVED FREE INOCULATIONS OR FLUMIST WITHOUT EVER GETTING OUT OF THEIR CARS, EXPERIENCING AN AVERAGE TIME IN LINE OF ONLY FIVE MINUTES.

FLU CAUSES MORE THAN 30,000 DEATHS IN THE U.S. IN AN AVERAGE YEAR. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS BE VACCINATED. PREGNANT WOMEN, THE ELDERLY, THE YOUNG AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE FLU.

THE ORGANIZED DRIVE THROUGH IMMUNIZATION IS ITSELF A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, BECAUSE PEOPLE DO NOT STAND IN LINE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH OTHERS WHO MAY ALREADY HAVE CONTRACTED THE FLU BUT HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO SHOW SYMPTOMS.

TO SAVE TIME, THE PUBLIC CAN PRE-REGISTER BY DOWNLOADING THE FORM FROM THEIR TOWN WEBSITES AND BRINGING THE COMPLETED FORM TO THE CLINIC. PREREGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED BUT ENCOURAGED. FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON SITE.

FIFTY OR SIXTY VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO BACK UP MEDICAL STAFF FOR THIS YEAR’S CLINIC. BOTH LICENSED MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE NOT HELPED OUT BEFORE WILL NEED TO ATTEND A BRIEF TRAINING SESSION IN DEERFIELD TOWN HALL ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 6 – 8 PM. TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT ELIZABETH KUGLER, EDS OPERATIONS, AT 413-665-7286 OR lizmuda@comcast.net.

Contact:   Ann Gibson

413-625-1094 (l) 413.320.5567 (c)

atgibson@crocker.com

Fund Raiser

Sunday, October 26th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at Brattleboro VFW
Frost Place (just off Main Street)

On Sunday October 26th from 1 PM to 6 PM there’s a fundraising music show at the Brattleboro Vermont V.F.W. Funds will go to aid Laura Bolster as sghe battles stage 4 cancer. The host band is Colt 45, cohosted by Jimmy Just Quit Band, with special guests Playin’ Possum, Shakin’ All Over and soloist Dan Fyffe. Donation at the door is $10. Door prize, raffles, and food. For more info: Dan Hescock at dhcolt45@msn.com

Book launch: “To the Village Square, from Montague to Fukushima, 1975-2014″

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

To the Village Square is about power; not just nuclear power, but the power of community to force action and make a change. This book is an homage to the power of democracy in pursuit of a safe and clean environment for all.

Book signing and program with Lionel Delevingne and Anna Gyorgy, with music by Pat and Tex LaMountain and Ben Grosscup. Cosponsored by the Traprock Center for Peace Education at GCC and the Solar Store of Greenfield.

Sunderland Public Library

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street

Ghostology 101 with Agawam Paranormal – Monday, October 27, 6:30-8 p.m. This program is intended to both entertain and educate about the world of the paranormal. Grades 5-12. Drop-in. FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland MA.

 

Greenfield Public Library

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

 

Preschool Story Hour, Tuesday, October 28, 10am

Parents with kids 5 and under – please join us for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun! Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts with Sally Ahearn. Preschool Story Hour takes place in the LeVanway Meeting Room from 10 to 11 a.m. No sign-up is required, and this program is open to everyone and free of charge, thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. For more information phone the children’s librarian at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5.

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