Events

Iron Bridge Dinner

Sunday, August 17th 2014 - 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
at Iron Bridge
Bridge Street

Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique events features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. Diners have a wonderful view of the world famous Bridge of Flowers.

Tickets are $35 per person.

Tickets will go on sale on July 17th.

http://www.mohawktrail.com/event-details/events/id-11th-annual-iron-bridge-dinner.html

YMCA Mini Camp

Monday, August 18th 2014 - All Day
at Camp Apex
Peckville Road

Mini Camp August 18-22 – The Y is offering a one week session of Camp Apex to end the summer August 18-22.  All of the camp activities will be available for boys and girls ages 6-12; activities include swimming, archery, hiking, sports, crafts, tube slide and “stream” play.  Early and late care will also be available at Camp Apex from 6:15-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm.  The weekly fee is $165 for Y members and $185 for others.  Early and late care is an additional $50 per week.  Call 773-3646 for more info.

 

 

FRCOG Volunteer Training

Wednesday, August 20th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
at FRCOG Offices
12 Olive Street

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) will be running trainings for medical and non-medical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster.

The next MRC 101 training dates are Wednesday, August 20th 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Tuesday, September 16th 11:00 am to 3:30 pm or Monday, October 13th  6:00 pm to 9:30 PM.
The trainings will be held at the FRCOG offices at the John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street in Greenfield, in the first floor conference room.
Requirements:
*       Complete the MRC Training course and course evaluation.
*       Complete a Application packet including policy and procedure agreements
*       Credentialed and pass a CORI/SORI check
*       Complete a Personal and Family Preparedness Plan
*       Complete ICS/100  and NIMS/700 within one year of joining the MRC
*       Complete CPR/First Aid training (if not already certified) within one year of joining the MRC
*       Attend one MRC unit activity per year – training, meeting, or drill.

The MRC Training itself involves the following:
*       Health, Safety and Personal Preparedness
*       Vulnerable and Special Needs Populations
*       Psychological First Aid
*       NIMS and Incident Command Overview
*       Points of Distribution (POD)
*       Roles and Responsibilities of the MRC Volunteer

Shelburne Falls Military Band Concert

Wednesday, August 20th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Shelburne Falls Military Band would like to invite you to attend one of our weekly concerts that take place Wednesday nights at 7pm during the summer months. We travel around western Franklin County and perform at a variety of locations (see list below). Refreshments are often provided by local, community-run organizations.

June 18th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

June 25th – Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls

July 2nd – The Grange in Shelburne Center

July 16th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

July 23rd – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

July 30th – Federated Church in Charlemont

August 6th – The Grange in Shelburne Center

August 13th – Mary Lyon Church in Buckland Center

August 20th – Band Shell at BSE in Shelburne Falls

The SFMB began in the fall of 1835 and has been operating continually ever since, making it one of the longest continually operating military bands in the United States. Our members come from all over Franklin County and beyond, and we are all delighted that we are able to keep this New England tradition alive. We are always on the look out for new members, so if you like what you hear and want to participate, please talk to a band member about joining!

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 21st 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

Sunderland Public Library Event

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
at Sunderland Library
20 School Street

Children’s Music Story hour – Friday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Join Julie Stepanek and her ukulele for a series of story hours.  Julie will lead the audience in song and movement and will bring a few of her favorite children’s books to read.  For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. FREE Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. Sunderland.

Federal Street Block Party

Saturday, August 23rd 2014 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at St. James Church
8 Church Street

“All are welcome to the Federal Street Neighborhood Block Party,

Saturday August 23rd between 12 and 4pm at the corner of Federal and Church Streets

on the beautiful campus of St James Church.  

Join us for a free family event with food, games, music; lots of fun!  

Hosted by St James church to benefit the social services agencies on Federal Street”

 

Mutts & Mimosas

Sunday, August 24th 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
at Quonquont Farm
9 North Street

Sunday, August 24 · 11am–2pm
A benefit for Dakin Humane Society at Quonquont Farm & Orchard, Whately, MA
(This is a rain or shine event.)
An event for you and your dog! Brunch (even a special meal for Spot) prepared by Seth Mias Catering, make-your-own mimosa bar, performance by The Flying High Frisbee
Dogs, music by The Sounds of Frank (a Frank Sinatra Tribute band), raffle and silent
auction, pick-your-own peaches, walking trails and other activities.

$50 per person. Admission for dogs is free. Gourmet dog meals are available for $10. Please make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, they will not be available at the door. Follow this link for more information, tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more: http://dpvhs.org/events/mutts_and_mimosas_2014.php

For additional information, please contact Gina Ciprar at gciprari@dpvhs.org or by calling (413) 781-4000 ext 136.

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
at St. Kaz
197 Avenue A

Vendors & crafters set up at 5pm, doors open at 6pm and event starts promptly at 7pm. Each month, the first 10-20 in the door get an extra something FREE. Sometimes, entry is FREE with a donation.

Come and place quarter bids on items provided by artists and vendors. Items valued 0-20$, you place a quarter bid. For an item valued between twenty one and thirty dollars, you place a fifty cent bid. For items valued between thirty one and forty dollars, the bid is seventy five cents. Items valued at over forty dollars, you place a one dollar bid.

If you place a bid and your paddle is in the air, your number is chosen, you WIN!!!

5$ entry fee (includes one paddle) additional paddles are 1$!

Additional drawings and bonuses are awarded – So, bring your friends! First 10 guests receive a 5 bonus chances to win!

DON’T FORGET YOUR QUARTERS!!!

ALL proceeds go to local non-profits and causes near and dear to the hearts of locals. Please come and show your support. If you have an item that you’d like to donate for in house collection, please STOP INTO THE EVENT.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Hadley Town Common
Rt. 116 & Rt. 47

This summer, spend an afternoon at the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. The market has locally grown produce, fruit, flowers, meat, milk, artisan breads, baked goods, crafts, and more. There’s entertainment and children’s activities, too. The market takes place on the Town Common in South Hadley, across from the Odyssey Bookshop, every Thursday from 1:00 – 6:00 pm through October 9th. Parking is available along the commons. The farmers’ market accepts credit, debit, and food stamp payments. Visit southhadleyfarmersmarket.comfor up-to-date information about vendors, products, and events.

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