Events

Coed Volleyball –YMCA Greenfield

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street

 Every Wednesday from 6:45-9:15pm the Y offers recreational coed volleyball for adults.  Two courts are set up so as many as 24 people can play at the same time.  Volleyball is a fun way to get exercise and meet new friends.  Fees:  Y members are free, Program Associates are $35 for eight nights, non-members are $9 per night.

Speakeasy Toastmasters Open House Invitation

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
at Elaine Center
20 North Maple Street

Local club gives public speakers confidence and skills

Northampton, MA – November 5, 2014 – Northampton area-based Speakeasy Toastmasters will host our Open House on March 5 at 6:45 pm at the Elaine Center, 20 North Maple Street in Hadley. Join us for this fun free event, and beyond, to our regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Students, professionals and community members are welcome to attend.

The benefits of becoming a Toastmaster include:

Developing leadership

Opportunities to network

Improving public speaking

Learning spontaneous expression

Expanding presentation confidence

Advancing writing and memory skills

Increasing listening and effective communication

Most people need to speak well as part of their jobs and in social gatherings. Yet fear of public speaking and social phobias hold people back. At Toastmasters, you can conquer anxiety by giving short speeches on the subject of your choice before an encouraging, fun and supportive group.

About Speakeasy Toastmasters – Part of the nonprofit Toastmasters International, the Speakeasy Toastmasters chapter formed in December 1983 to help local businesspeople, students and professionals alike become more comfortable speaking to groups. Members improve their presentation skills and learn to facilitate meetings through regular practice. Membership is open to the public.

Paradise Found Reading

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Forbes Library
21 West Street

What is it about Northampton that inspires poets and artists? Is it the pastoral beauty of Nonotuck? Maybe it is the long tradition of culture and education here, or the impressive history of progressive thought that continues to this day. Or maybe it is just the confluence of characters that makes Northampton a truly interesting place. The recently released volume, Paradise Found is an attempt to capture, through poetry and art, the essence of our amazing community. Join editors Tom Clark, Lori Desrosiers and Oonagh Doherty along others with writings included in the book for a reading at the Forbes Library on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7 PM. The reading is free of charge and open to all. Copies of Paradise Found will be available for sale.

 

 

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Winter I Session

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center brings quality instruction in the creative and industrial arts to adults in Holyoke and the surrounding communities.

Beginning and experienced students learn side by side with expert instructors in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Register now for the Winter I Session! Classes include painting, upholstery, quilting, woodcarving, and more!

The Return of Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons to Massachusetts

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63

 

 

Come learn about the history of Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center on Thursday, November 6th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  This free program will include their historical abundance, extirpation, reintroduction, and current status in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Both of these species experienced tragic declines in the mid 1900s associated with pesticides like DDT, but after eliminating the application of this toxin in the United States, populations were poised to recover.  Join Dr. Andrew Vitz for this illustrated talk on a true environmental success story and learn more about the lives of these fascinating birds of prey.  Dr. Vitz is the State Ornithologist for the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife.  This program is co-sponsored with the Athol Bird and Nature Club. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960 for this free event.

 

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Winter I Session

Friday, November 7th 2014 - All Day
at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384 Dwight St.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center brings quality instruction in the creative and industrial arts to adults in Holyoke and the surrounding communities.

Beginning and experienced students learn side by side with expert instructors in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Register now for the Winter I Session! Classes include painting, upholstery, quilting, woodcarving, and more!

Tag, et al Sale

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Holy Trinity Church
Main Street

Holy Trinity Church, Father Casey Hall has a Tag, Rummage, Book, jewelry and bake Sale on Friday November 7th from 9 AM to 2 PM and Saturday November 8th from 8 AM to 1 PM. Saturday only there’s a $1 per bag sale at 12 noon.

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Workshop, Friday, November 7, 14, 12-2pm

This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 pm. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well. There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required. Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Open for Business, Friday, November 7, 14, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, November 7th 2014 - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Open for Business, Friday,  November 7, 14, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.  Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

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