Events

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Fall I Session

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384A Dwight St.
Holyoke

Register now for Fall I Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, and more. For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website.

Life's A Treasure: Tag Sale Fundraiser

Life’s A Treasure: Tag Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 12:00 am - 4:00 pm at Eastworks Parking Lot
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton

On Saturday, September 12 Community Resources for People with Autism will host their 1st annual Life’s A Treasure Tag Sale Fundraiser from 8am-4pm. Find some more of life’s little treasures.

All proceeds from the Tag Sale with benefit Community Resources for People with Autism, a local non-profit organization providing supports for families with children with autism in Western Massachusetts. Please also consider a donation of items to the Tag Sale. Item collection will take place from August 1-September 12 at 116 Pleasant Street in Easthampton. Please call ahead (413) 529-2428.

Country Breakfast & Mini Bake Sale

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 7:00 am - 10:00 am at Sunderland Congregational Church
Rt 47 & 116
Sunderland

The Sunderland Congregational Church hosts a Country Breakfast and Mini Make Sale on Saturday September 12th from 7-10 AM featuring pancakes, maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries and beverage. One serving adult: $7, All0you-can-eat adult $10. Children $4.

Life's a Treasure: Tag Sale

Life’s a Treasure: Tag Sale

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Eastworks Picnic Area
116 Pleasant ST
Easthampton

Community Resources for People with Autism’s is hosting its first ever Tag Sale Fundraiser! On Saturday, September 12 from 8am-4pm join us at the Life’s a Treasure: Tag Sale outside in the Eastworks Building picnic area in Easthampton, MA. Browse through all the great items, find some treasures and support a great cause. All proceeds benefit Community Resources for People with Autism.

Have some items in storage that you no longer use? We would greatly appreciate donations for our fundraiser. Items can be dropped off at 116 Pleasant Street, STE 116 in Easthampton. Please call ahead to (413) 529-2428. 

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts & Hilltown Families present Family Volunteer Days!

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

–  Each month, families are invited to attend a monthly volunteer session to help sort food, take part in educational activities, and learn how to take actions to help fight hunger. This is an opportunity for Hilltown Families participating families to volunteer together with their community, engaged in service-based learning while supporting an important local cause! Family Volunteer Days are held once a month and are open to everyone.

Our next Family Volunteer Day takes place on Saturday, Sept 12, 9-11:30am, Take Action Against Hunger (National Hunger Action Month).

“Volunteering together teaches children positive values, like kindness, empathy and tolerance, and opens up channels of communication between parent and child,” says Sienna Wildfield, Hilltown Families Executive Director. “Engaging children in community service can increase their participation as future volunteers, helping to create more resilient and sustainable communities.”

By partnering with Hilltown Families, The Food Bank seeks to promote Family Volunteer Day’s and increase attendance at monthly events. A partnership with The Food Bank offers Hilltown Families new opportunities for our participating families to volunteer together with their community, engaged in service-based learning while supporting an important local cause! Together, both The Food Bank & Hilltown Families encourage families to volunteer together, discovering that they can truly make a difference!

Upcoming Family Volunteer Days in partnership with Hilltown Families:

  • Saturday, September 12th, 9-11:30: Hunger Action Month In Hatfield
  • Saturday, October 31st, 9-11:30: Halloween Fun  In Hatfield
  • Saturday, November 14th: 9-11:30: Giving at Thanksgiving In Hatfield
  • Saturday, December 5th: 9-11:30: Holidays In Hatfield

*Family Volunteer Days will be held approximately once a month on various days and times. Participation is free. Families may stay for all or some of the event. Days, times, and themes may be subject to change. Pre-registration is available for each month after the previous month’s Family Volunteer Day has concluded.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

To pre-register online, visit www.HilltownFamilies.org, or contact Molly at mollys@foodbankwma.org or by calling 413-247-9738 x135.

 

 

Bernardston Farmers Market

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.
Bernardston

Every Saturday through October 3rd, 10am to 1pm at the United Church of Bernardton parking lot.  Local, fresh farm produce and other products!

Greenfield Public Library

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

Friends Fall book sale

 The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library will hold a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, September 12, from 10 am to 1:30 pm. The sale will be held in the stacks in the library basement.  Hardcover books will sell for $2.00 each and paperbacks for $1.00 each. Children’s books are priceless—please pay what you think they are worth and remember that the money is going to support the library!

Customers love coming to our sales because we have a variety of books that are well sorted and easy-to-find on the shelves. We have knowledgeable volunteers to assist customers and a special bargain book area where you can fill a grocery bag full of books for only $2.00.  Better yet, if you provide your own cloth bag, you can fill it for only $1.00.  What a deal!!!  

The Friends’ Book Sales are important fundraisers for the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. The sales raise money for library enrichment programs such as the Homebound Delivery Program, the Poets Seat Poetry Contest, Adult Book Groups, and ALL of the Children’s Programs. The Book Sales provide an opportunity to stock up on some great reads while helping the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library continue to maintain the enrichment programs and services that make our library such a special place.

 

Youth Speak Out – Teens of Color Talk About Their Experiences in Our Schools

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, MA
43 Silver Street
Greenfield

Doors open at 9:30.
In this program, young people from our communities will share their experiences in local schools. We will also screen the PBS documentary A Class Divided, about “a third grade teacher who divided her all-white class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups, and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination.”

Participants will learn about ways that all students benefit when educators of color are present in their classrooms and when their studies include Black, Indigenous, and Latino history and culture. There will be time for questions & discussion. This program is suitable for educators and school administrators, parents and students, and the general public.

FREE, donations welcome

After the program: Join Mass Slavery Apology for a meal of homemade Ethiopian food.

To reserve childcare or a seat at lunch (by 9/7), or for more info: email@massslaveryapology.org

Festival of the Dogs FUNdraiser

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Schuetzen Verein
Barton Cove
Gill

THE FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL DOG SHELTER’S 2ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE DOGS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 12 AT THE SCHUETZEN VEREIN AT BARTON COVE IN GILL FROM 11 TO 4. ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME AS LONG AS THEIR OWNERS ARE ON A LEASH! FOR JUST 25 BUCKS YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN A HOT MEAL OF EITHER BBQ PULLED PORK OR CHICKEN. WITH ALL THE FIXINS AND DESSERT. THERE’S A SILENT AUCTION AND A RAFFLE, TOO. AND, THERE WILL BE ALL KINDS OF “DOG-FRIENDLY” ACTIVITIES LIKE A DOG PARADE, THERE’LL BE A PHOTO CONTEST, BEST TRICK AND MORE! TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SHELTER AT 10 SANDY LANE, NEXT TO JUDD WIRE, IN TURNERS FALLS. OR CALL 413-676-91-82. ALL THE FUNDS RAISED SUPPORT THE DOGS AT THE SHELTER.

Family to Family Course

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:30 am

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western MASS (We teach families about how music is great medicine!)  has a FREE Family to Family Course from September 12 to November 21, from 9am-11:30 am in Northampton.

Pre-registration required, limited seating. Contact Ella 413-584-7796 or 413-786-9139 or by email: www.namiwm.org

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