Flea Market

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
at The Barre Common, Barre, MA
600 Sunrise Ave

The Barre Woman’s Club Flea Market on the Common.  There will be a variety of vendors selling antiques, attic treasures, crafts and more.  The rain date will be September 14th 10am-3pm.  This event supports a scholarship fund for young women attending college.

Shriners Hospital for Children – Springfield 5th Annual Walkathon

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew Street


The walkathon begins at Shriners Hospital in Springfield and continues through Van Horn Park and back to the hospital for a barbecue. It’s an easy 3-mile walk.

Shriners Hospitals for Children

516 Carew Street

Springfield, MA 01104



Saturday, September 13, 2014 (Rain or Shine)

Registration: 9:00 am

Walk Begins: 10:00 am

BBQ and Entertainment: 11:00 am -1:30 pm



(Walkers and Non-walkers)

$25 per person

$5 for children 14 and under

$40 per family

All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield.

A waiver must be signed to participate in the walkathon. Registration fee waived if pledges exceed the cost of the registration fee. Please no pets except for service animals.



Register online at

Paper registration forms are available at the hospital or register the day of the walk.


For more information contact Lee Roberts at 413.755.2307 or

Cash Crusaders Fundraisers for the American Cancer Society

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

It’s the second annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament, presented by the Cash Crusaders.  This two man scramble features cash prizes, and other raffle prizes.  Grab a friend and come join in on the fun!  Sept. 13th at Goodnow’s Chip n’ Putt in Shelburne Falls.  For details, call Sandie at (413) 624-0144.

Sunderland Public Library

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street

Teens & Tweens Duct Tape Workshop – Saturday, September 13, 2-3 p.m. Grades 5-12 can make a duct tape pencil case perfect for back to school — and more. Registration required (413-665-2642).  FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland MA.

September Art Walk

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Around Town
Bridge Street

Follow the ‘decorated shoes’ throughout the Village. Mingle with local artists, view demonstrations, enjoy live music, participate in community art projects, and ride Trolley No. 5. Recently, the Village of Shelburne Falls was designated a Cultural District by Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come and see why!

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new improv comedy show featuring “The Ha-Ha’s” and special guests from Boston and New York “Girls Night Out.” Plus opening stand-up act Josie Leavitt.

Volunteer Opportunity & Training

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 12:00 am
at Center for New Americans
42 Gothic Street

August 4, 2014

Public Service Announcement

Run Date: Immediate Release

Contact: Peg Thibbitts, Volunteer Program Coordinator

(413) 587-0084 or


Volunteer Tutors Wanted:

The Center for New Americans is looking for volunteer tutors to be trained to work with adult immigrants who have applied or will be applying for U.S. citizenship. The training consists of 3 two hour sessions over the course of three weeks and will take place in September.  Please note that CNA’s English as a Second Language tutor training is a prerequisite to the Citizenship training. The next ESOL training will take place on August 16th and August 23rd, from 10-12:30 in the Northampton CNA office.

Center for New Americans is a community-based, non-profit, Adult Basic Education program serving immigrants, refugees, and migrants in Amherst, Greenfield and Northampton.


For more information or to register, please contact Peg Thibbitts at the Center for New Americans, (413) 587-0084 or You can also find information on the volunteer page of our website,



FRCOG Volunteer Training

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

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