Events

Hillcrest Elementary School Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, April 1st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Hillcrest Elementary School
30 Griswold St.

For  children residing in Montague who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Bring birth certificate, record of immunization, proof of residence, photo I.D.

Family Fun Night

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A

Register now for Spring Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, writing, and stained glass.

For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website: www.holyokecac.org.

SMITH COLLEGE EVENTS-For the Week of April 2-8, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - All Day

 

All events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted (+), free of charge.

 

Thursday, April 2

Lecture “The Encounters and Possibilities of Cross-Border Literature,” presented by author Shirin Nezammafi. Through a discussion of her writing in Japanese, Nezammafi will explore ideas about translation, national identity and literature. Reception to follow in Museum atrium. 5 p.m., Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

 

Friday, April 3

No public events scheduled at this time.

 

Saturday, April 4

Keynote Address for Disability Studies Conference presented by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, a queer disabled femme writer, performer, healer and teacher of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of the Lambda Award-winning “Love Cake” and “Consensual Genocide,” her writing on femme of color and Sri Lankan identities, healing, disability and transformative justice has appeared in numerous  anthologies. 1:30 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

 

Jhalak: South Asian Cultural Performance The South Asian Students of Smith College present their annual festival with performers from across the Five Colleges and beyond.  7:15 p.m., John M. Greene Hall

 

Sunday, April 5

No public events scheduled at this time.

 

Monday, April 6

Neilson Lecture “Bad Girls and Gender Trouble in 13th-Century Mediterranean.” Sahar Amer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Sydney, will discuss the life and legacy of Shajarrat al-Durr, the first woman sultan of Egypt, and the ruler responsible for the defeat of Saint Louis during the 7th crusade. For more information on the 2015 Neilson Lecture series visit http://goo.gl/s9FhfM   5 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

 

Tuesday, April 7

Natalie Diaz H.S. Prize Poetry Poet Natalie Diaz writes with a “dancer’s grace and a mechanic’s oil-stained hands” (The Rumpus). Pima and Mojave, and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community, she played professional basketball in Europe and Asia before returning to the states for graduate work in poetry. Diaz now directs a language revitalization program, working with the last four fluent Mojave speakers. The winner and three finalists of this year’s High School Poetry Prize will read their winning poems prior to Diaz’s reading.  7:30 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room

 

Wednesday, April 8

Jeffrey Sachs Lecture “The Age of Sustainable Development” presented by renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is known for his work on the challenges of economic development, environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation, debt cancellation and globalization. Sachs’ talk is one in a series of  Presidential Colloquia at Smith College. http://www.smith.edu/president/colloquium-series   4:30-6 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

 

CAMPUS EXHIBITIONS

 

Ongoing

 

German Picture Albums: Visual Art at the Intersection of Commerce, Culture and Politics (1924-1940) 

Through June 19

Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library, Level 3  

Smith College students have curated an exhibition of German picture card albums produced in the 1920s and 1930s. These albums were first conceived as advertising tools in the late 19th century, but took on additional educational, recreational and political functions after World War I, thanks to new methods of mass-producing color and photographic images. http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/german-picture-albums

 

Watercolors by Olwen O’Herlihy Dowling

Through April 22

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Alumnae House Gallery, 33 Elm Street

 

SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITIONS +

 

The Smith College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $2 for youth ages 6 to 12.  Free admission to all the second Friday of each month, from 4 to 8 p.m.   Passes are available at Forbes Library, 20 West St., with a Forbes Library card. For more information, visithttp://www.smith.edu/artmuseum

 

Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade

Through May 24

This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (b. 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972.  With loans from public and private east coast collections, the show features Bauermeister’s signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works. SCMA is the organizer and sole venue of the exhibition.

 

Women’s Art Group

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sixth Annual Frontier Music Telethon

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 2nd, 2015 from 6pm-9pm, Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield will be holding it’s 6th Annual Music Telethon! This event is jam-packed with local musical talent, and serves to raise money for the endeavors of the Frontier Music Department! Music is a very important thing to have in schools, and events like these are crucial to keeping them alive. So come and join us! Or if you can’t, tune in to Channel 12 and watch it live! Admission is free, but we do ask that you donate to our cause! Information can be found at the FRS Telethon Facebook Page, and make sure to keep an eye out for #FRSTelethon, and don’t forget to spread the word!

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A

Register now for Spring Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, writing, and stained glass.

For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website: www.holyokecac.org.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Spring Session

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St., #A

Register now for Spring Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, writing, and stained glass.

For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website: www.holyokecac.org.

Rabies Clinic

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us at the shelter on April 4th from 12p-2pm for our annual Rabies Clinic, with the help of Dr. Funk and his staff at Brookside Animal Hospital.

If you are interest in the 3 year rabies vaccination please remember to bring your pets most recent rabies certificate with you.

we will also have town clerks from several member towns on site to help license thier towns dogs!

Please have all dogs on leashes and cats in carriers.

No appointment needed, call 413-676-9182 with any questions or check out our website for more details.

www.fcrdogkennel.org/community-news-and-events

 

Dakin Humane Society Workshop

Saturday, April 4th 2015 - 10:00 am
at Dakin Humane Society
163 Montague Road

Dakin Humane Society will be offering a free workshop to teach people how to humanely trap free-roaming and feral cats so that they can be brought to us to be sterilized, then released outdoors again post-surgery.  This Trap-Neuter-Return workshop will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. at our Springfield location.  There’s no cost to attend, but participants must register online in advance at dakinhumane.org.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Dakin at 413.781.4019.

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