Health Screening

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 8:30 am - 9:30 am
at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
High Street

Baystate Franklin Medical Center will hold a Cardiac Risk Cholesterol Screening on Wednesday, October 8, from 8:30 – 9:30 am in Conference Room A.  Participants must fast for 12 hours prior to being screened.  Test results will be forwarded to participants and their primary care providers.  The cost for the screening is $10.00; pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Baystate Health Link at 413-773-2454 or 1-800-377-4325.

South Hadley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, October 9th 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.

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 7:00 am - 11:00 am
at Colrain Community Church
Main Road and jacksonville Road (Rt 112)

The Colrain Firefighter’s Association is having an ‘all you can eat’ Pancake Breakfast and Chinese Auction on Saturday, October 11th from 7am-11am at the Colrain Community Church.  While you are out leaf peeping please stop by and support your local firefighters.


Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

North Leverett Baptist Church will be hosting its annual Harvest Festival on October 11th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  (Rain date Sunday October 12, 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM)  There will be activities for the whole family: games for the children, “trick or trunk”, bounce house and raffles.  There will be lots of food and fun.  We extend a warm welcome to one and all.  For more information, you may email the church at:  Or check out our Facebook page.

Empty Bowls 10th Annual Benefit Dinner

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
at Landmark College
1 River Road



This year’s Empty Bowls dinner, a benefit for the Brattleboro Area Drop in Center, is Saturday, October 11, with seatings at 5:00 and 6:30 pm in the dining hall at Landmark College in Putney. For a $25.00 donation, guests will be served a meal of soup, bread, cheese, apples, beverage and dessert, and will enjoy live music. Afterwards, guests are invited to keep the bowl from which they eat as a reminder that while their bellies may be full, there are many who go hungry each day throughout our county. For reservations, please call 257-5415, extension 103, or (800) 852-4286, extension 103. Tickets are also on sale in Brattleboro at the Shoe Tree, and Everyone’s Books and in Putney at Offerings Jewelry.

Benefit Dance

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Benefit Dance for Greenfield’s own “Indestructible” Jimmy Hill, with DJ Alex Richardson.  Jimmy is an 18-year-old resident of Greenfield and recent graduate of Greenfield High School who is fighting a brain tumor.  All ages welcome!  Baked goods, raffle, soft drinks available.  Suggestion donation:  $12.  Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop and at Greenfield High School.


Polish Dinner Dance – Relay for Life Fundraiser

Sunday, October 12th 2014 - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Our Relay for Life Team – “KEEP SMILING” is hosting a Polish Dinner Dance on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at St. Kazimierz Society, 196 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376.  Doors will open at 11:30am – Dinner at 12:30 – Dancing 1:30-5:30.  Tickets are $22 pp – $40 per couple – $10 cover – Tickets will be sold at the door and all are welcomed – however, we would prefer to purchase tickets in advance by contacting us or call Mark or Charlene at (413) 775-3483.  If you need anymore information please let me know and I will get that to you.  I have a flyer that I tried to attached but was unable to.  Do you have an email that I can send to you?  Thank you and have a wonderful day! ~Charlene~ :)


FRCOG Volunteer Training

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
at FRCOG Offices
12 Olive Street

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

The next MRC 101 training date is Monday, October 13th  6:00 pm to 9:30 PM.
The training 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.
*       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

Wake-up Wednesday – Workforce Training Fund Programs (WFTP)

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 7:30 am - 9:00 am
at Franklin/Hampshire Career Center
178 Industrial Drive

FREE Speaker Series for Hampshire County Businesses
Franklin-Hampshire Career Center, 178 Industrial Dr. Northampton

Workforce Training Fund Programs (WFTP)
Johanna Hall, Contracted by the Workforce Training Fund Program
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30—9:30 AM, Free!

Learn how to access up to $250,000!

Offset the cost of training your employees with a WFTP grant
Unsure about venturing into the “grant wilderness” alone? Find out what it would take for YOUR organization to be successfully funded. Check out then plan to attend!
The MA Workforce Training Fund Program provides Massachusetts businesses with training grants of up to $250,000 to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth’s businesses.
An overview of all of the Workforce Training Fund Grant programs will be provided.
General Program Grant Express Program Grants
Technical Assistance Grant Hiring Incentive Training Grants
Consortium Grants
The features and benefits of each program, the amount of available funding, and how to apply for each grant using the online application process will be covered.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat early! Coffee & light refreshments will be provided.
Register for this free workshop online at
Call (413)-586-6506 or email with any questions.

Co-Sponsored by: Franklin Hampshire Career Center, Harmon Personnel, Greenfield Community College.

QuarterMania Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 22nd 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!


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.

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