End of Life Care

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 1:00 pm at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street

End of Life Care  with Maureen Groden, RN, MS, CHPN, Director of Hospice & Palliative Care,  Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice — Saturday May 2 , 1 p.m. This talk will cover the basics of Palliative Care: What is Palliative Care? Who receives Palliative Care? Where are Palliative Care Services provided? Who provides Palliative Care?  FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland MA.413-665-2642


The Buckland Public Library Historic Upper Buckland Progressive Dinner

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Historical Society, Upper Buckland
Upper Street

Buckland Public Library Begins its 125th Anniversary
with a Progressive Dinner

On Saturday, May 2nd join us once again for the Historic Upper Buckland Progressive Dinner to benefit the Buckland Public Library. Enjoy the long awaited spring as we stroll through Buckland center, savoring the past as well as the present in a classic New England setting. Pick up your reserved tickets and map in front of the Buckland Historical Society on Upper Street at 5:00 p.m. to begin your walk.

The first stop will be at the Zenas Graham House (now, the Bird’s Nest B&B) on Charlemont Rd. Built in 1797 by Zenas Graham for his new bride Abigail, this home eventually housed the couple as well as their twelve children. Here our hosts Pat and Cyndy Weeks and Dennis Patterson will serve a variety of appetizers, both hot and chilled, with meat-lover, vegetarian and gluten-free options accompanied by coffee, tea, juice or wine.

A short walk down the hill on Cross Street will bring you to the Nuel Townsley house, later known as ”the Stetson place,” built in 1820 when Townsley brought his new bride Submit Putnam to reside there. Think of the 9 Townsley children raised here as hosts Pam and David Sand serve beef stew, sweet sausage & zucchini stew, or a hearty vegetable stew with rolls, bread and a curried carrot slaw accented with a sparkling cider.

Our final course will be served by hosts Cass Russillo and Kate Davenport in the Griswold Room of the Buckland Public Library. Built in 1890 as the “Public Church Library” of the First Congregational Church (Mary Lyon Church), the library was contained in just one room for most of its history. As part of a 2011 renovation and expansion, the Griswold Room wood floors were re-finished and its original table and chairs restored. Here, in celebration of our 125th anniversary travel back in time as we light this historic room only with candles while you enjoy a selection of fine locally made desserts, coffee and tea.

Make reservations before April 29th by calling 413-489-3114. A $40.00 donation per ticket to benefit the library is requested. This is a “sell out” event so call now to ensure yourself a seat. Limited parking is available at each home for guests who require transportation.

Roast Pork Supper

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 5:30 pm at Montague Congregational Church
North Street
Montague Center

The Montague Church has a Roast Pork Supper on Saturday May 2nd at 5:30 PM Roast pork, red potatoes, gravy, fresh carrots, home made apple sauce, breads, tomato soup, cake. Adults $10, children $5. Reservations 367-2652. Call for take outs, walk ins welcome.

Song and Story Swap

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 7:00 pm at The Nacul Center
592 Main Street


Song & Story Swap with guest Pete Nelson at  The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst,  7:00 PM, Saturday, May 2,

Song & story opening round theme: Lost

The Song & Story Swap is open to members of the public of all ages.

Admission is free, with a suggested minimum donation to the artist of $10.

People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story.  Listeners are welcome.

Sunday Improv Fun Time

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 12:00 am at North Star
135 Russell St

Come play improv games with the pros in this supportive, fun jam on the first Sunday of every month. (Or just watch.) Then sit back and relax as the SIFT House Team performs an improvised set for you. Tickets only $5 at the door.

11th Annual Antique Truck Club of America Show/Western Mass. Chapter

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at Yankee Candle Corp. Headquarters
Yankee Candle Way/Off Rt. 5&10
South Deerfield



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

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015 (8 – 3)



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)


The Pioneer Valley’s Bark for Life

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm at Stanley Park
400 Western ave.

Now we can team up with our ‘best friend’ in the fight against cancer! BARK FOR LIFE is an ACS event designed especially for dog lovers. Dogs and their two-legged loved ones join together to walk a 1½ mile course and enjoy a canine carnival-like atmosphere with dog contests, music, food, vendors and raffles. Bark For Life will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA.


All proceeds from the BARK FOR LIFE go directly to the American Cancer Society and its mission. Yet all progress made in the fight against human cancer is a key element to fighting the disease in animals too!


By committing your financial support to Bark For Life of the Pioneer Valley, you not only will make an investment in the fight against cancer, but your business name and information will be seen by many people throughout the Bark For Life event.


Please see the attached sponsorship form for sponsorship levels and opportunities. If you have questions, feel free to call 413-493-2110.


The 2015 Bark For Life Planning Committee

AudreyElla Singer, Event Chair Volunteer

Andrew Paterno, American Cancer Society Staff Partner

Edible Books

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street

An event sponsored by The Friends of Forbes Library to benefit Forbes Library Sunday May 3, 2015 2 pm – 4 pm at the Florence Civic Center,   90 Park Street, Florence


Admission: $5 Children 10 and under: Free Some create. Some attend. Everyone eats!

Register online to enter the contest.

Mary Lyon Foundation Spring Lyonnaise

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Shelburne Buckland Community Center
Main Street
Shelburne Falls

On May 3 the Mary Lyon Foundation will jump start a year long celebration to mark 25 years of innovative support of local education in West County schools and communities. Established in 1990 and incorporated in March of 1991, the foundation has a long and outstanding history of providing services and programs to enhance local education.

The annual Spring Lyonniase, a free, family friendly event to celebrate excellence in local education, will be held this year on Sunday, May 3 from 2-5 pm at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center on Main Street in Shelburne Falls. At this event a very special announcement will be made about the expansion and future plans of the organization.

Awards to be given include the following:
Spirit of Adventure Award – Gabriel Coler
Outstanding Mohawk Graduate – Brendan Lattrell
Business Award – Baker Pharmacy
Exemplary Career Award – Melinda Gougeon, Ed.D.

The 2015 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Dr. Jeffrey Shea, a teacher at Belmont High School, will speak about global education for all students. School projects and art work will be on display. There will be music provided by the Mohawk middle school and high school students directed by Gina Glover and Scott Halligan as well as a dramatic presentation by the Heath Elementary School children directed by Jonathan Diamond. Student work for the exhibit hall may be brought to the community center on Friday afternoon, May 1.

Please join us for a VERY special afternoon!

Franklin Community Chorus

Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 3:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church
221 Federal St.

Franklin Community Chorus directed by Paul Calcari hosts their 2nd Annual Spring Concert at 3 PM Sunday May 3rd at Blessed Sacrament Church, 221 Federal Street, Greenfield. Free admission/donations accepted.

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