Events

“Animal Tracking”

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Rt 141

 

Come to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton for a family program on “Animal Tracking” and learn about winter animals and their tracks . Make your own track book and learn the different walking patterns of wildlife before heading out on the trails to discover the mysteries of animal tracking.  Return inside for a warm cup of cocoa.  Please dress warmly.  The program, which will be led by Arcadia Nature Preschool Teacher Olivia Baron and outdoor enthusiast Joe Judd, is suitable for individuals and families with children ages 3 – 16.  It will take place from 10 a.m. –  noon on Saturday, January 31.   The fee is $5 for Mass Audubon members and $7 for nonmembers.  Preregistration is required.  Nonmembers can join during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“Introduction to Arcadia and Mass Audubon”

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
at Mass Audobon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries
127 Combs Road

 

If you are new to the area or have just been wanting to learn more about Mass Audubon’s work in the Valley, come join Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary Director Jonah Keane for an overview of how we protect the nature of Massachusetts and how you can get involved.  The program will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 31.   The program is free for members and nonmembers alike, but preregistration is required.  For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

“Tracking the Porcupine and Fisher”

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Graves Farm
Rt 9

 

 

Mass Audubon’s Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the elusive fisher and the prickly porcupine. In Mass Audubon’s program on “Tracking the Porcupine and Fisher” we will learn to read tracks and signs, which both provide mysteries and tell stories about what lives in the forest. We’ll be looking at whatever tracks come our way, but be on a trail which is often traveled by both porcupine and fisher.  The program, which will be led by Arcadia Conservation Caretaker David McLain, will take place at Graves Farm in Williamsburg from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31.   The fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required.  Nonmembers can join during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.  For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Health and Fitness

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 3:30 pm
at Shinaido Center
595B River Road

Health and Fitness

 

Free introductory Shintaido class, followed by dinner and a presentation by a representative group of the Hallowell Singers including founder Kathy Leo and musical director Mary Cay Brass. Class is scheduled for 3:30 pm on Saturday, January 31 at the Shintaido Center, 595B River Road in Deerfield. Hallowell specializes in the practice of bedside singing for the dying and returns to the Shintaido Center to share music and wisdom and lead us in the exploration of the theme of “Transformation.”

 

For further information, sne.shintaido.org. There is no charge for the introductory class, dinner and special presentation.

Winter Family Sunset-Moonrise Hike/Snowshoe

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63

 

 

On Saturday, January 31st, from 3:30 until 6:00 p.m. join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center staff for a Winter Family Sunset-Moonrise Hike/Snowshoe. Families may find tracks of porcupines, snowshoe hare, and coyote as we explore wooded wetlands, rocky outcrops and frozen streams. Participants will build a small fire, boil water for cocoa, build snow creatures, balance on logs, play games, and any other winter fun we can imagine! If snow has not yet fallen, we’ll have fun hiking. Practical woods skills like bushwhacking, estimating sunset time, and leave-no-trace fire building will be shared. Dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving, and bring a water bottle to take on the trail. Cocoa and granola bar snacks will be provided. Directions to meeting place will be shared with registered participants. For ages 6 and older. The event is free, $25 per family with snowshoe rentals. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

Bernardston VFW Fundraiser

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.

There’s a fundraiser for The Bernardston Vets Club 

Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

At United Church of Bernardston

January 31st, 2015 

Continuous Seating from 5 to ?

Adults $10 and Kids are $5

ALL PROCEEDS go the Bernardston Vets Club Renovation Project

 

Community YMCA of Greenfield

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

Dodgeball Tournament – On Saturday, January 31 from 5-9pm the YMCA is hosting a dodgeball tournament.  The event is for those ages 12 and older; there will be age groups approximately 12-15, 16-20 and 21+.  The entry fee is $20 for teams of six players which is due when the team registers.  This will be a fun night of friendly competition to benefit the YMCA Teen Leaders Club.  For more info call Dave at 773-3646 ext 436 or register at the Y’s Welcome Center.

Dodgeball tournament

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at YMCA Greenfield
Main Street

This event is to benefit the YMCA Leaders Club. A nonprofit organization with kids ages 13-18. We do a lot of community service. This event will help us raise money to go on our end of the year trip. To sign up for the dodge ball tournament, you must sign up at the front desk of the YMCA. A team of 6 players is $20. You must sign up by Saturday the 24th:)

Relay For Life Fundraising Celebration

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at St. James Church Great Hall
8 Church Street

It’s been 20 years for the Franklin County Relay For Life and 10 years for the Parrotheads For A Cure relay team. To celebrate both anniversaries, the Parrotheads are hosting the 10-piece dance and cover band “Fever” at St. James Great Hall, 8 Church Street, Greenfield, from 5-9 PM Saturday January 31st. Plenty of food (including Cheeseburgers in Paradise) and beverages, door prizes, dancing, BIG prize drawing, desserts. All ages will have a great time for a great cause.

Lisa Leizman Dance Company Warms Up Winter

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 7:30 pm
at Arts Trust Building
33 Hawley Ave

 

 

The Northampton Center for the Arts presents the Lisa Leizman Dance Company as they celebrate the beginning of their 24th season on Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 pm. The performance, “an evening of warmth of light,” takes place on the main level of the Arts Trust Building at 33 Hawley Street in Northampton.

 

A resident company of the Center for the Arts, the group has chosen a program featuring “When There is a Mountain”, a new work set to music by company composer-in-residence Andrea Kwapien. Inspired by her travels to Southeast Asia, Kwapien’s score shimmers with the sounds of bells, bowls and flute. The concert also includes audience favorites “Pur ti miro” with music by Benedetto di Ferrari, as well as Unsquare Dance  with music by Dave Brubeck.

In keeping with tradition and the spirit of the season, the performance is followed by a festive reception featuring home cooking by members of the company.

 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10 and are sold exclusively at the door, payable by cash or check.  Doors open at 7 pm for general seating. Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the building.  

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