Copper Kettles and Lonesome Pines: Northampton’s Tea Room Era

Sunday, May 15th 2016 - 2:00 pm at Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center
46 Bridge Street

Lecture:     Copper Kettles and Lonesome Pines: Northampton’s Tea Room Era Speaker:     Jan Whitaker Date:         Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 2 pm Location:   Historic Northampton Jan Whitaker Copper Kettles and Lonesome Pines: Northampton’s Tea Room Era   On Sunday, May 15, at 2:00 p.m., Historic Northampton will host consumer historian Jan Whitaker, who will present an illustrated talk on the history of Northampton’s tea rooms, and tea and cookies will be served afterwards on the terrace. Northampton was well supplied with tea rooms in the first half of the 20th century. Patrons included students at Smith College, motorists from the Springfield area, and local women’s (and some men’s) clubs and organizations. Primarily lunch places, many of the tea rooms also served afternoon teas and evening meals. Whitaker will present a picture of Northampton’s tea rooms, focusing on the sort of meals served in them and the women who ran them—with special attention to the longest-lasting (Mary Marguerite) and the most colorful (The Rose Tree Inn).

Whately Library Movie Tuesday

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 6:00 pm at Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road

Tuesday, May 17th -3 and 6 pm –Movie Tuesday-Lady in the Van- Led by a marvelous performance from Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van wrings poignant, often hilarious insight from its fact-based source material.

Afternoon Book Discussions

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Forbes Library
21 West Street

Afternoon Book Discussion

Forbes Library

20 West St

Northampton, Massachusetts 01060


This is an informal librarian-led hour long discussion held on the third Friday of each month from 1-2 PM in the Watson Room. The reading selections are mostly fiction choices with a sprinkling of non-fiction, genre fiction, and classics with an emphasis on books appealing to an eclectic taste as well as those with interesting points of discussion. Tea and light refreshments are served. See selected titles for our upcoming meetings.

Station Eleven

by Emily St. John Mandel

May 20

The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world’s dissolution, in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.


INCONTROVERTIBLE free film screening

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Green Fields Market (upstairs community room)
144 Main Street


INCONTROVERTIBLE – New 9-11 Documentary
Greenfield, MA – Valley 9-11 Truth presents “Incontrovertible,” a Tony Rooke film on Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 PM in the community room at the Green Fields Market (144 Main Street). Tony Rooke has produced an engrossing 2-hour documentary with the frank and candid views of Police Officers, Firefighters and Soldiers as they express their deep concerns about the official explanation on the events of September 11, 2001. “This film is FOR police officers and firefighters, BY police officers and firefighters” explains film maker, Tony Rooke.


The film follows Tony Rooke’s refusal to pay a TV license fee because the BBC intentionally misrepresented facts about the 9/11 attacks, he alleged. ‘It is widely known that the BBC reported the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 over 20 minutes before it occurred. WTC 7 was a 47-story skyscraper that was not hit by a plane on 9/11 but collapsed at free-fall speed later that day.’ This film makes the word incontrovertible unanswerably clear in regards to the official version’s distortion about the crimes of September 11, 2001.
“One of our purposes in showing this film,” said Jonathan Mark, founder for Valley 9-11 Truth and publisher for Flyby News (, “is to engage the audience to join with us in getting the DVD viewed by police and firefighters. Honest people will come to honest conclusions. We have to come to terms with truth, or else more war and suffering will continue.”
“Simply put, this is not just the best film I’ve seen on 911, it’s the best film I have seen all year.”

– Sergeant John Meaders, 32 year ex Californian police officer


“One of the best 911 movies ever made!”

– Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad Radio


“All family members of a 9/11 victim should watch this film.”

– Matt Campbell, victim family member


“Incontrovertible is technically brilliant”

– Ian Henshall, Author ‘9/11 Revealed’ & ‘9/11 The New Evidence’


“Moving, powerful & informative”

– Niels Harrit, Veteran Truth Campaigner


“Artfully crafted – manages to convince cumulatively that there are still questions to answer”

– Joe Gill – Journalist – Middle East Eye


“Absolutely first rate! The film manages to navigate the broad aspects of 9/11, with all the complexity, and even tie it with 7/7 and JFK, while avoiding the pitfalls of discredited speculative theories. I have no hesitation in sharing this with anyone”

– David Chandler, retired physics teacher.




Official web site for film


Campaign to distribute film:
Valley 9-11 Truth – May 21st Screening:
Flyby News –

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Happier FAMILY Comedy Show May 21st

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at 121 Club in Eastworks
116 Pleasant St Suite 121

Funny for the whole family (and perfect for kids 5-12 and their adults)! Get your family-friendly funnies in this totally interactive, high energy improv comedy show on the third Saturday of every month.

May Roast Pork Supper

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 5:30 pm at First Congregational Church of Sunderland
Rt 47 and 116

First Congregational Church of Sunderland hosts their May Supper of Roast Pork on Saturday May 21 at 5:30 pm at the chapel next to the church at the junction of Rts 47 and 116. Appetizer, Roast Pork, Cole Slaw, Asparagus, Potatoes, Applesauce, beverage and dessert. Adults $10, children under 8 $4. 413-665-2890, please leave your name, number and number attending.

Relay For Life Night of Commedy

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 8:00 pm at Montague Elks
1 Elk Avenue
Turners Falls

“A Night of Comedy” to benefit the Valley Medical Cancer Crushers Relay For Life Team will be held Saturday May 21st at 8 PM. Featuring dual headliners from Boston: PJ Thibodeau and Mike Hanley at the Montague Elks Club, 1 Elks Avenue, Turners Falls. Tickets $20 each. There’ll be 50/50 Raffles, Can Raffles and a Cash Bar. Tickets/info Deb at 413-863-5105, Lauryn at 413-325-1420 or Meghan at 413-768-7930.

Greenfield Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 10:00 am

The Town of Greenfield has scheduled the annual Memorial day parade for may 30, forming in the Middle School parking lot at 9:30 am and stepping off at 10 am.

Dance recital mountain view dance

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Frontier regional high school
Old main st

Mountain View Dance presents


June 10,2016

Frontier Regional High School

tickets on sale now Mountain View Dance


sale now 5.00

May 6.00

June, door 8.00

Cabot Station Open House Tours

Saturday, June 11th 2016 - All Day at Cabot Station
15 Cabot Street
Turners Falls



Relive history as you walk through Cabot Station on this special 100th anniversary guided tour on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12th.  Cabot Station began generating electricity in 1916, supplying power to the Montague area and communities throughout the Connecticut River Valley.  At the time of its construction, it was the largest hydroelectric station east of Niagara Falls.  Enjoy this unique opportunity to see inside a working power station on these free, forty minute tours highlighting the history of this hydroelectric station on the banks of the Connecticut River. Today, much of the original generating equipment is still in use. Tours begin at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, noon and 12:30.   Close-toed shoes (no sandals) and photo id required.  The tour route includes some uneven footing and several flights of narrow stairs. A Cabot Station Turbine Floor Tour, scheduled at noon, is appropriate for anyone with limited mobility. Cabot Station is located at 15 Cabot Street, Turners Falls, MA. Register on-line at or by calling 1-800-8592960.


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