Events

Women's Art Group

Women’s Art Group

Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 12:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Salasin Center
474 Main Street
Greenfield

Great Falls Coffeehouse

Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 6:30 pm at Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls

Judy Chandler & Mark Levesque will perform at the Great Falls Coffeehouse, Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm. Handler and Levesque are a Connecticut-based husband and wife duo, who blend Brazilian, Latin, gypsy, jazz, classical and folk music influences to create their unique, expressive arrangements. The coffeehouse takes place in the historic Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center at 2 Avenue A, in downtown Turners Falls.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Coffee and homemade baked goods are available. The museum and museum store are open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$12, free for children. Donations help the Friends of the Discovery Center provide free nature programming for the public. The Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call the Discovery Center at (413) 863-3221 or online at greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org

Historic Northampton

Friday, May 8th 2015 - 12:00 am at Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center
46 Bridge Street
Northampton

What: “Letters from Away” Who:  Elizabeth Pols Where: Historic Northampton When: May 8 – June 7, 2015 Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 5-8pm (Arts Night Out) In “Letters from Away,” Elizabeth Pols responds to Historic Northampton’s collection of writing slopes, to its silk moth specimen cabinet, and to its portrait of Henry James taken by local photographer Katherine McClellan during James’s second visit to Northampton. For this exhibition Pols creates four new writing slope pieces.

Tag, Rummage, Book, Plant and Bake Sale

Friday, May 8th 2015 - All Day at Holy Trinity Church
133 Main Street
Greenfield

Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main Street, Greenfield has their annual Tag, Rummage, Book, Plant and Tag Sale with available luncheon, Friday May 8th from 9 AM to 2 PM and  Saturday May 9th from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 12:00 am at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.
Greenfield

All-new monthly improv comedy show featuring The Ha-Ha’s and their special guests from Boston and beyond. Each show is completely new and different. Check www.happiervalley.com for the details about this month’s show. Tickets are $10 online in advance at The Arts Block website or $13 at the door. This show is PG-13.

Wills and Trusts

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 12:00 am at Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street
Sunderland

The Basics of Wills and Trusts  with Attorney Richard Evans — Saturday May 9 , 2 p.m. If you’re going to leave or inherent Attorney Richard Evans will cover the basics of wills and trusts.    FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland MA.413-665-2642

 

150th Commemoration of the End of the Civil War

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm at Leverett Town Hall and environs
9 Montague Road
Leverett

April 13 2015             ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

 

LEVERETT in the CIVIL WAR

 

 

**Saturday, May 9, 2015**

 

Sponsored by the Leverett Historical Commission and

The Massachusetts 150 Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War *

 

 

The Leverett Historical Commission announces an all-day commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of The Civil War, including an evening performance of the play Hallowed Ground by award-winning playwright Laura Harrington, directed by Liesel de Boor. Featured events include:

 

Re-enactors in Civil War Encampment

 

9:00 AM -5:00 PM — Authentic encampment with two tents, cooking apparatus and other period pieces. Leverett resident and long-time Civil War re-enactor, Brad Hendricks, will demonstrate “Flint & Steel” fire-starting methods and demonstrate camp cooking and baking   from seasonal foods, primitive camping such as was the lot of soldiers in the Civil War and display period clothing. Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) across from Town Hall.

 

Leverett Family Museum

 

10:00 AM -2:00 PM — featuring Civil War related artifacts. 1 Shutesbury Road, Leverett Center

 

Cemetery Tours

 

3:00 PM Leverett Civil War veterans are buried in several Leverett cemeteries. At each, one Leverett student and one Leverett resident will greet and guide visitors.  Gather at Town Hall.

 

Leverett Elementary School 6th grade presents

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Leverett in the Civil War Era” Town Hall, Lower level.   Authentic refreshments served

 

 

 

Evening Performance

 

Staged reading of Laura Harrington’s award-winning playHallowed Ground”, by Directed by Liesel de Boor, 7:00 pm, Leverett Town Hall.

 

Set in Georgia, October 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea. Sherman is waging war against civilians and soldiers alike. Four characters are caught in the path of Sherman’s Army, facing the destruction of the world they know. The play is about crossing borders: north/south, black/white, child/adult, free/enslaved, man/woman, and portrays the intimacy and human cost of war.

 

Author Laura Harrington is an American playwright whose award winning plays, musicals, operas, and radio plays have been widely produced in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Harrington is a two time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and a two time winner of the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.

Director Liesel de Boor is an honored graduate of the MFA Program at Columbia University. Her films have screened on big and small screens all over the world and have received awards from The National Book of Review, Eastman Kodak, The Milos Forman Fun, Line Cinema, and Polo Ralph Lauren, and her feature film scripts have won an award from Nickelodeon, and have been selected for the IFP Market.

 

“Hallowed Ground earns its stripes … a cleanly written drama that deals with universal emotions.” —Boston Phoenix 

 

“Laura Harrington makes these characters real.” —Maine Sunday Telegram 

 

 

 

*For more information, timelines, and links: http://www.ma150.org/educate,

Contact: Susan Lynton (914) 282-6575, member of the Leverett Historical Commission

 

April 13 2015             ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

 

LEVERETT in the CIVIL WAR

 

 

**Saturday, May 9, 2015**

 

Sponsored by the Leverett Historical Commission and

The Massachusetts 150 Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War *

 

 

The Leverett Historical Commission announces an all-day commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of The Civil War, including an evening performance of the play Hallowed Ground by award-winning playwright Laura Harrington, directed by Liesel de Boor. Featured events include:

 

Re-enactors in Civil War Encampment

 

9:00 AM -5:00 PM — Authentic encampment with two tents, cooking apparatus and other period pieces. Leverett resident and long-time Civil War re-enactor, Brad Hendricks, will demonstrate “Flint & Steel” fire-starting methods and demonstrate camp cooking and baking   from seasonal foods, primitive camping such as was the lot of soldiers in the Civil War and display period clothing. Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) across from Town Hall.

 

Leverett Family Museum

 

10:00 AM -2:00 PM — featuring Civil War related artifacts. 1 Shutesbury Road, Leverett Center

 

Cemetery Tours

 

3:00 PM Leverett Civil War veterans are buried in several Leverett cemeteries. At each, one Leverett student and one Leverett resident will greet and guide visitors.  Gather at Town Hall.

 

Leverett Elementary School 6th grade presents

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Leverett in the Civil War Era” Town Hall, Lower level.   Authentic refreshments served

 

 

 

Evening Performance

 

Staged reading of Laura Harrington’s award-winning playHallowed Ground”, by Directed by Liesel de Boor, 7:00 pm, Leverett Town Hall.

 

Set in Georgia, October 1864, Sherman’s March to the Sea. Sherman is waging war against civilians and soldiers alike. Four characters are caught in the path of Sherman’s Army, facing the destruction of the world they know. The play is about crossing borders: north/south, black/white, child/adult, free/enslaved, man/woman, and portrays the intimacy and human cost of war.

 

Author Laura Harrington is an American playwright whose award winning plays, musicals, operas, and radio plays have been widely produced in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. Harrington is a two time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and a two time winner of the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.

Director Liesel de Boor is an honored graduate of the MFA Program at Columbia University. Her films have screened on big and small screens all over the world and have received awards from The National Book of Review, Eastman Kodak, The Milos Forman Fun, Line Cinema, and Polo Ralph Lauren, and her feature film scripts have won an award from Nickelodeon, and have been selected for the IFP Market.

 

“Hallowed Ground earns its stripes … a cleanly written drama that deals with universal emotions.” —Boston Phoenix 

 

“Laura Harrington makes these characters real.” —Maine Sunday Telegram 

 

 

 

*For more information, timelines, and links: http://www.ma150.org/educate,

Contact: Susan Lynton (914) 282-6575, member of the Leverett Historical Commission

 

“The Magic Tree House” Community Dance Performance at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Community Dance Program at Stoneleigh-Burnham School presents “The Magic Tree House,” a dance performance, on Saturday, May 9, at 4 p.m. in Emerson Hall. The dances are based on the book series by Mary Pope Osborne and were choreographed by Ann Sorvino, chair of the Performing Arts Department at Stoneleigh-Burnham. The event is free and open to the public.

Established more than 30 years ago, the Stoneleigh-Burnham Community Dance program offers quality movement classes in a nurturing environment where children and adolescents can discover confidence and a sense of well-being through the art of dance.

Click here for more information about the Community Dance program.

Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.
Bernardston

United Church of Bernardston's Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

United Church of Bernardston’s Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.
Bernardston

Come to the United Church of Bernardston on the second Saturday of the month, October through May, for a delicious homemade roast beef dinner.  The meal includes a hearty serving of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, and dessert for $10.  Take-out meals are available.  Two seatings at 5pm and 6:15pm.  Call 413-648-9306 to reserve your preferred seating time.  Walk-ins are welcome!

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