Events

Community YMCA Greenfield

Monday, August 4th 2014 - All Day
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Fall Program Brochure – The Fall Program Brochure will be available August 4th online at ymcaingreenfield.org or pick up a hard copy on August 6 at the Welcome Center.  Registration for facility members begins August 11 and all others August 18.

Summer Archaeological Field Training Program

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
at The Hawley Grove
Intersection of Buckland Road and East Hawley Road

 

Sons and Daughters of Hawley and Mohawk Trail Regional School are conduction a
Summer Archaeological Field Training Program

When: August 4-15, weekdays only

Time: 9AM-4PM

Where: Hawley Grove, Center of East Hawley

–Across from the Meetinghouse.

Purpose: To educate students and adults about archaeological field practices while excavating the Sanford Tavern Site in Hawley’s Old Town Common.

Call Ivan Grail at 413-625-9811 x1207(Mohawk), John Sears at 413-339-4211 or Lark Thwing at 413-339-0124 for information, or visit the Archeology at Mohawk website at https://sites.google.com/site/mohawkarcheology/

 

Summer Track Series YMCA

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
at Mohawk Trail Regional High School
24 Ashfield Rd

Summer Track Series – The YMCA is offering a track and field program for kids (ages 3 and over) and adults on Mondays; the Mondays include August 4 and 11.  The track meets are at Mohawk High School in Buckland on their eight lane rubberized track.  Registration starts at 5:15pm, events start at 5:30pm.  The fee is $5 per person per night.  For more info check page 7 of the Y’s Summer Program Guide.

Preschool/Childcare Open House YMCA

Tuesday, August 5th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Preschool/Childcare Open House – Come check out the most complete preschool and best before and after school childcare in the area on Tuesday, August 5 from 6-7:30pm.

Quartermania Events

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 12:00 am
at St.Kaz
St. Kaz

QuarterMania Events are being held as scheduled:

Last 2 weeks in July, the hall is undergoing construction.

 

August 6

August 27

September 24

October 22

November 19

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

First Wednesdays Speaker Series, Ron Krupp:  The Politics of Food and Farming,Wednesday, August 6, 6pm

On August 6, the library will welcome Ron Krupp, who will be speaking on the Politics of Food & Farming.  His talk will include a slide show taken from his new book, Lifting the Yoke, on local farm and food solutions in Vermont. Ron will consider why, if we have a surplus of food in this country, farmers have to continue to produce more to stay in business, why so many farmers are going broke, why we are so dependent on the global corporate food economy, and why we are facing an obesity epidemic in the US.  He will address these issues as well as provide local and sustainable food solutions through a discussion of community gardening, farmers’ markets, canneries, and healthy lifestyle changes.  For more information about this talk, which is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, please call the GPL at 413-772-1544.

Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Shelburne Falls Military Band would like to invite you to attend one of our weekly concerts that take place Wednesday nights at 7pm during the summer months. We travel around western Franklin County and perform at a variety of locations (see list below). Refreshments are often provided by local, community-run organizations.

June 18th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

June 25th – Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls

July 2nd – The Grange in Shelburne Center

July 16th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

July 23rd – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

July 30th – Federated Church in Charlemont

August 6th – The Grange in Shelburne Center

August 13th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

August 20th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

The SFMB began in the fall of 1835 and has been operating continually ever since, making it one of the longest continually operating military bands in the United States. Our members come from all over Franklin County and beyond, and we are all delighted that we are able to keep this New England tradition alive. We are always on the look out for new members, so if you like what you hear and want to participate, please talk to a band member about joining!

The Writing Life: Facilitated Discussion

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at Forbes Library
21 West Street

The Writing Life: Facilitated Discussion

Forbes Library
Wednesday, August 6 

7 PM

 

Join us for a facilitated discussion with Forbes Writer In Residence Susan Stinson about “The Next Step: Strategies for Getting There.” This drop-in conversation is about issues faced by writers  who are working on long projects such as novels, collections of poetry and books of nonfiction. Anyone interested in such discussions is welcome. The group will meet from 7 to 8 PM in the Community Room downstairs and light refreshments will be served.

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 9:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

First Wednesdays Speaker Series, Ron Krupp:  The Politics of Food and Farming,Wednesday, August 6, 6pm

On August 6, the library will welcome Ron Krupp, who will be speaking on the Politics of Food & Farming.  His talk will include a slide show taken from his new book, Lifting the Yoke, on local farm and food solutions in Vermont. Ron will consider why, if we have a surplus of food in this country, farmers have to continue to produce more to stay in business, why so many farmers are going broke, why we are so dependent on the global corporate food economy, and why we are facing an obesity epidemic in the US.  He will address these issues as well as provide local and sustainable food solutions through a discussion of community gardening, farmers’ markets, canneries, and healthy lifestyle changes.  For more information about this talk, which is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, please call the GPL at 413-772-1544.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 7th 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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