Race & Class: Past and Present Connections

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday morning, January 10, Mass Slavery Apology will present an interactive workshop, PastRace and Class: Past and Present Connections as part of its free monthly program series. In this workshop, participants will examine how and why race and class are connected and will learn about historical and current resistance. Presenter Angela Berkfield, the director of ACT for Social Justice and a member of the Root Social Justice Center in Brattleboro, is an activist committed to working collaboratively to bring about justice and equity for all people.

The workshop, at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street in Greenfield, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors open at 9:30. Admission is free; donations are welcomed. To reserve childcare, RSVP by January 3 with number and ages of children to 413-625-2951 or

Mass Slavery Apology offers free monthly programs, including workshops, films, 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.

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Winter Trails Day

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63



It’s Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 10th from 1:00 until 4:00  at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center. Winter Trails Day offers older children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits of these easy-to-learn winter sports. Winter Trails Day involves almost 100 resorts and Nordic Centers nationwide, and gets 11,000 kids and adults on the snow each year.  At Northfield Mountain free clinics for first time skiers begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. and last for 45 minutes. Twenty minute long snowshoe clinics are offered at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. for those who have never tried the sport. Clinic participants must arrive 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled start time to sign in and pickup equipment. This is a free event and is appropriate for ages 8 and older. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

“Snowshoe Nature Walk”

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Rt 141



Bring your snowshoes and enjoy a winter hike at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Hampden.  In Mass Audubon’s “Snowshoe Nature Walk” we will learn the history and different styles of snowshoes as well as why they were a necessary part of early American winters. Once on, explore the trails looking for animal tracks and signs.   Please dress warmly and in layers.  The program, which will be led by Laughing Brook Caretaker Pete Vancini, is suitable for individuals and families with children ages 5 – 18.  It will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10.   The fee is $6 for Mass Audubon members and $8 for nonmembers.  Preregistration is required.  Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.   For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or

Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.

United Church of Bernardston’s Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.

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!

Stepping Out for Autism

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road

Community Resources for People with Autism is thrilled to announce our 6th annual Stepping Out for Autism fundraising gala at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6pm – 11pm.

During this beautiful evening at the Log Cabin, dance to live music with Union Jack, indulge in a delicious cuisine and bid on some incredible silent auction items. Back by popular demand is Dave Madsen from WGGB joining us again as host and auctioneer.   Tickets are $50/each or $450/table of 10. You can purchase tickets by calling Community Resources at 413-529-2428 or by visiting the event website

Winter Family Sunset-Moonrise Hike/Snowshoe

Saturday, January 31st 2015 - 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
at Northfield Mountain and Recreation Center
Rt 63



On Saturday, January 31st, from 3:30 until 6:00 p.m. join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center staff for a Winter Family Sunset-Moonrise Hike/Snowshoe. Families may find tracks of porcupines, snowshoe hare, and coyote as we explore wooded wetlands, rocky outcrops and frozen streams. Participants will build a small fire, boil water for cocoa, build snow creatures, balance on logs, play games, and any other winter fun we can imagine! If snow has not yet fallen, we’ll have fun hiking. Practical woods skills like bushwhacking, estimating sunset time, and leave-no-trace fire building will be shared. Dress in warm layers that can be shed as we get moving, and bring a water bottle to take on the trail. Cocoa and granola bar snacks will be provided. Directions to meeting place will be shared with registered participants. For ages 6 and older. The event is free, $25 per family with snowshoe rentals. Please call to pre-register at 1-800-859-2960.

Sunday Improv Fun Time

Sunday, February 1st 2015 - 12:00 am
at North Star buildin
135 Russell St

Open improv comedy jam and show on the first Sunday of every month. You get a chance to play and watch the Valley’s premier improv comedians. Tickets are only $5 at the door. For more information check out the website.

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

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 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.

Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.

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