Events

REVISITING THE MIDDLE PASSAGE, an interactive workshop

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
at First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street

In 1998, a group of walkers left the Peace Pagoda in Leverett MA on the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage. This 13-month journey passed through the eastern United States and continued to the Caribbean, Brazil, West Africa, and South Africa, reversing the direction of the Middle Passage symbolically and geographically. Along the way, participants visited sites associated with the history of slavery, from slaves quarters and stations on the Underground Railroad to villages that had been raided in Africa, offering prayers for those who had suffered under slavery and commemorating the dignity of those held in bondage and those who resisted.

In this interactive workshop, playwright and international activist Ingrid Askew, Tim Bullock of the New England Peace Pagoda, and videographer Melinda Holm will share the voices of participants through film, spoken word, and conversation.

This program is one of a series organized by Mass Slavery Apology, a local racial justice group which was strongly influenced by the Pilgrimage. Mass Slavery Apology offers free monthly programs, including workshops, performances, and other activities, at the First Congregational Church of Greenfield. The organizers hope the series will build a deeper understanding of racism and racial justice while promoting a greater appreciation for our diverse society.

Holiday Help Hike

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63

 

 

On Saturday, December 6th from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., give yourself the present of a walk in the woods before the holiday hullabaloo at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center. We’ll harvest as much daylight as possible during this leafless hiking season with its beautiful views of ridges and valleys covered with slender gray trunks and thick green pines. This 5 mile hike begins and ends at the Visitor Center and hikers will climb 800 feet to enjoy mountaintop views. The down-hill walk will be on a quiet, paved road in the fading afternoon light. Participants should dress in layers, wear safety orange clothing, and bring snacks and water. This hike is suitable for people who engage in aerobic activity three or more times per week.  Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960 for this free event.

 

 

Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center provides year-round public programming in conjunction with the Northfield Mountain pumped storage hydroelectric 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 www.gdfsuezna.com/recreation.   

 

Historic Northampton Winter Open House

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Historic Northampton
48 Bridge Street

Historic Northampton will hold a Winter Open House on Saturday, December 6 from 2:00-4:00 pm at its Damon Education Center (46 Bridge Street, Northampton). The Winter Open House celebrates the opening of two new exhibits in the main gallery.

Montague Community Band Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Turners Falls
148 L St.

Baby It’s Cold Outside Benefit Dance for Safe Passage

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Diva’s
492 Pleasant Street

Song and Story Swap

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 7:00 pm
at The Nacul Center
592 Main Street

Song & Story Swap with guests, Jim Rooney and Chris Brashear

The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA

7:00 PM, Saturday, December 6, 2014

Song & story theme for the month: Different Times

 

For information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002.

Gingerbread Man Puppet Show and other Cookie Stories

Saturday, December 6th 2014 - 10:30 pm
at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Gingerbread Man Puppet Show and other Cookie Stories

Saturday, December 6th at 10:30am

Join Miss Wendy at the Whately Library and catch a glimpse of the Gingerbread Man in his own puppet show! Hear other exciting cookie stories and songs too! Then decorate your own gingerbread man to take home.

 

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Winter I Session

Sunday, December 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!

Holiday Fair at the Whately Library

Sunday, December 7th 2014 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Handmade Holiday Fair Save the Date: Dec 7, Sun 11am-3pm Buy handmade gifts for the holidays from all local vendors! Handbags, pottery, wood and felt toys, quilted gifts, paper marbling, fused glass, honey, maple syrup, note cards, holiday wreaths, ornaments, herbs, baked goods and more. Raffles for prizes. Don’t miss this event! Hosted by the Friends of the Library.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Winter I Session

Monday, December 8th 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!

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