Love Bites: Vampires in Literature

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - 6:00 pm at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Love Bites:  Vampires in Literature

Local presenter Barry Deitz will be at the LeVanway Room at the Greenfield Public Library on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6pm to talk about Vampires in Literature.

Did you know the first vampire story written in English was inspired by Lord Byron?  It might have been inspired by that magic night in Switzerland when Mary Shelley and the poets Shelley and Byron had a ghost story contest which ultimately resulted in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.   Barry will cover literary vampires from this beginning up through those in popular culture.  Do you have a favorite vampire?  Come see what you can learn about him or her!

This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, is free and open to the public.

The Well Tempered Ukes Concert / Workshop

Wednesday, February 17th 2016 - 7:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street


Wednesday, February 17 at 7 PM

in the Calvin Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

The Well Tempered Ukes, a trio which plays and sings mainly early music, and parlor and art songs, will present an hour long public session. They will perform selected new and old songs from their repertory, share historical and cultural information about the songs and their ukuleles, and offer tips and insights into ukulele playing and performance.

The Well Tempered Ukes musical residency, the first of its kind for the library, aims to support artist process and program development by providing time, space and opportunity for teaching, performance, and conversation. Everyone interested in the ukulele, songs, or music in general can participate. Registration is not required.

Open to all ages and free to the public.


Afternoon Book Discussion

Friday, February 19th 2016 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street

Afternoon Book Discussion

Forbes Library

20 West St

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060


This is an informal librarian-led hour long discussion held on the third Friday of each month from 1-2 PM in the Watson Room. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, genre fiction, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. Tea and light refreshments are served. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

What is Visible

by Kimberly Elkins

February 19

A fictionalized account of the life of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind woman to learn language, and those who helped her, including the founder of the Perkins Institute, with whom she was in love, and her beloved teacher.

Relay For life Fundrasier

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Montague Elks Turners fall Ma
1 Elks Ave
Turners Falls

Relay for Life Fundraiser Crescent Moon Team # 16

Soup and Game night

Come support a great cause and have a fun filled night out with the whole family.

Kids $2.00

Adults $4.00

Questions call


Mt. Toby Concerts

Saturday, February 20th 2016 - 7:30 pm at Mt Toby Meeting House
194 Long Plain Road

MAGPIE  performs Saturday – February 20 – 7:30 pm, at Mount Toby Concerts, 194 Long Plain Rd. (Route 63), Leverett. Mt. Toby Concerts are presented by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Mt. Toby Friends Meeting. We present monthly concerts, featuring singer-songwriters of music for social change, in service of the committee’s mission of working for social, economic and environmental justice.

For more information go to: or call 413-548-9394


Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, February 21st 2016 - 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Pancake Breakfast, Sunday the 21st of February, 2016.  Pancakes, eggs, and sausage.  Stop on by and let us feed you.  Adults $9, Children $5.  Plenty of parking and easy to find, at the Firehouse in Conway 7:30 until 11:00.

Pet First Aid & CPR Class

Sunday, February 21st 2016 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
160 Elm Street

The Staff of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter is excited to offer you the opportunity to take the comprehensive Pet First Aid % CPR Class with Jim Helems of Jim Helem’s Dog Pals at a deeply discounted rate!

This is the very same course offered at GCC for more than double the price!

A portion of the proceeds from this class are being generously donated to the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter.

To Register go to:

$30.00 for Shelter Volunteers: Use discount code- puppy

$40.00 for non Volunteers: Use discount Code- dog

Or for more information please call the shelter at 413-676-9182


Rock and Roll Retrospective

Sunday, February 21st 2016 - 3:00 pm at The Academy of Music
274 Main Street

At 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 21st, pay tribute to June Millington, with a “ROCK ‘N ROLL RETROSPECTIVE” at Northampton’s historic Academy of Music Theatre. The event celebrates June’s remarkable life as a Filipina immigrant, rock ‘n roll pioneer, catalyst in the women’s music movement, impassioned educator and godmother to the next generation of women in the music business.

Sober Living Support Group

Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church Colrain
81 Foundry Village Road

All welcome to attend and share life experiences, and support one another through a Sober Life!

Controlling Your Health Care Destiny

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Baystate Franklin Medical center
164 High Street

Senior Class at Baystate Franklin Medical Center will host a program, How to Put Your Doctor out of Business, Tuesday, February 23, 6 – 7:30 pm, in BFMC’s main conference rooms.   Guest speaker Seth Kupferschmid, MD, a primary care physician at BMP – Deerfield Adult Medicine, will lead an interactive discussion on how to seize control of your health care destiny.         While it’s true that everyone needs a primary care provider to help monitor overall health, there are steps you can take to reduce the need for frequent visits. Learn how to live healthier to reduce your risk or the severity of chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes; increase your overall wellness; and potentially reduce your reliance on medications.

        “Bring your questions and your can-do spirit,” said Dr. Kupferschmid.         

        Pre-registration is required; light refreshments will be served.  To register, or for more information on joining Senior Class, call Baystate Health Link at 413-773-2454 or 1-800-377-4325.


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