Children’s Music Hour

Friday, June 5th 2015 - 11:00 am at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street

Children’s Music Hour: with Julie Stepanek  — Friday, June 5 at 11 AM. Join us for Ukulele fun with music and a story. Plenty of good times and movement.  Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St, Sunderland, Free. 665-2642


Northfield Mountain Events

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - All Day at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63

Free Fish Printing for Families


On Saturday, June 6th, from noon to 2:00 p.m., at the Turners Falls Fishway,  print your very own T-shirt or tote bag and discover the intricate beauty and important function of fish fins and scales.  Learn about resident fish as well as migratory fish that return to the Connecticut River to lay their eggs.  Drop in anytime between noon and 2 p.m. at the Turners Falls Fishway to create your work of art using scientifically accurate replicas of Connecticut River fish.  Bring a T-shirt or other material to use for fish printing or create a work of art on bandanas  provided at the Fishway.  Wear clothes that can get stained.  This event is part of the 9th Annual Family Fish Day at the Great Falls Discovery Center.  Families can bring along a picnic and enjoy our beautiful riverside picnic area adjacent to the Fishway. If raining, event will take place at the Great Falls Discovery Center. The Turners Falls Fishway is located on First Street off of Avenue A in Turners Falls, MA. There is no pre-registration required. The event is suitable for ages 5 and older.


Summer Paddlesports Kick-Off


Join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center Staff for a Summer Paddlesports Kick-Off at Barton Cove on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m . This event offers older children and adults new to paddlesports the chance to try canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding  (SUP) for free, and to discover the great health and social benefits of these easy-to-learn summer activities.  The twenty minute free clinics will introduce participants to basic techniques followed by one hour of free boat use, allowing time to practice new skills and explore scenic Barton Cove on your own.   Free introductory kayak clinics begin at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., stand-up paddleboarding clinics are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and a canoe clinic is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.. Clinic participants must arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled start time to sign in and pickup equipment. Suitable for ages 8 and older. Please pre-register by calling 800-859-2960.


Families Exploring Hidden Mysteries of Barton Cove


Walking in the tracks of dinosaurs, carving a stamp to leave your mark, sharing a picnic supper and singing around a campfire are just some of the fun planned for families during an evening celebration of the beginning of summer fun. On Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center staff for Families Exploring Hidden Mysteries at Barton Cove. Designed to introduce outdoor loving families to each other and to pursuits that will foster future family nature adventures; participants will try letterboxing, questing, and learn how to build a low impact version of the classic campfire. Bring a brown-bag supper, a drink and wear play clothes, close toed shoes, and an extra layer in case there is a breeze off the river for this outdoor romp through the woods of Barton Cove. Suitable for ages 6 and older. Please call to pre-register at 800-859-2960.


Summer Solstice Sunset Kayak


At the summer solstice, poet Mary Oliver asks, “… what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  Perhaps we can begin by celebrating the birth of summer on a paddle through the sunset? Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for centuries celebrated the first day of summer, known as Midsummer or the Summer Solstice.  On Sunday, June 21st, join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center staff for a Summer Solstice Sunset Kayak. During this evening paddle, we’ll explore some of the celebrations from around the world as well as the rich history and natural history of Barton Cove.  This program is appropriate for both beginning and experienced paddlers.  Tandem kayaks available. Free with own kayak, $25 per boat with kayak rental. Please call to pre-register at 800-859-2960. This event is suitable for ages 16 and older.



Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center provides year-round public programming in conjunction with the Northfield Mountain hydroelectric pumped storage facility’s federal licensing. Northfield Mountain is operated by FirstLight Power Resources and parent company, GDF SUEZ Energy North America. For more information about Northfield Mountain Recreation programming, visit its Facebook page or


Plant and Bake Sale

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at First Congregational Church Sunderland
Rts 47 and 116

First Congregational Church of Sunderland has their Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday June 6 from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Chapel next to the church at the junction of Rts 116 and 47, in the Center of Sunderland.

Sunday Improv Fun Time

Sunday, June 7th 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.

Benefit for Judith (Murphy) Metcalf

Sunday, June 7th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Kazimierz Society
197 Ave A
Turners Falls

There’s a benefit for Judy Murphy Metcalf who passed away after surgery, recently. This benefit is to pay for her remaining burial expenses. Open to the Public. There will be food and raffles. The band Watchdog will be playing with special guests.  The charge is  $5.00 for Adults, 12 and under free.

Hampshire County Relay For Life

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Friendly’s Restaurant
54 Main Street

The Water Droplets team is having a fundraiser for the upcoming Hampshire Relay For Life. It’s Monday, June 8th from 5 PM to 9 PM at Friendly’s Restaurant, 54 Main Street, Florence. 20% of all sales will be donated to the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life Hampshire County: Team Water Droplets Fundraising Event

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Friendly’s
54 Main Street

We are hosting a fundraiser for Team Water Droplets on Monday June 8th 2015 from 5pm to 9pm

This fundraiser is in support of  Relay for Life of Hampshire county relay event on June 19 and 20th 2015  which will take place at Look park in Florence starting at 6pm.

20% of all sales will go to our team during the hours of 5-9 pm

To have us get the 20% credit for people attending our fundraiser,  anyone who goes to support us MUST PRINT a flyer and hand it to the server/person who waits on you and we will get 20% of what they ordered for dinner/ ice cream.

Click here to get a flyer, or e-mail


Bikes and Bites

Bikes and Bites

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the American Lung Association in the fight to support anti-idling laws to keep the air we breathe clean and pure.

Bikes and Bites is an Information night for cyclists and supporters to learn about the ALA’s Autumn Escape Bike Trek – a 3 day 160 mile bicycle ride on Cape Cod in late September. Meet at Bicycle World on Federal Street or contact Chris Ethier there or Curtis Joseph at

Free Beer and Snacks will be provided by The People’s Pint!


Journey Dance

Journey Dance

Tuesday, June 9th 2015 - 12:00 am at the RPX
1 Osgood Street

Peer to Peer Parent Support Group

Peer to Peer Parent Support Group

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 12:00 am at The Salasin Center
474 Main Street

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