Events

Hands Together for Haiti 5K Walk/Run and 10k Run

April 26, 2014 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Church
90 7th Street

You are invited to participate in the Hands Together for Haiti race for charity. It is scheduled for April 26, 2014. The 5K and 10K races will take place in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. The 5K course is family friendly. A complimentary t-shirt will be provided to the first 100 registrants and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners in each category.

This event is the idea and work of a 10 year old wanting to make a difference in the world. Hands Together help the poor in Haiti by establishing schools, orphanages, nutrition and feeding programs, medical clinics, sustainable-development projects, and by establishing partnerships with local leaders and communities. They are working to build a better world for thousands of suffering people in Haiti. Thank you for your support!

https://www.runreg.com/hands-together-for-haiti

3rd Annual Giant Western Massachusettes Remote Control Flea Market

April 26, 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Franklin County Technical School
82 Industrial Blvd

The Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market
will be held on Saturday April 26th from 9 to 2.  Come and
browse, sell, or swap at the largest Western Massachusetts
remote control flea market.  Anything remote control — Boats,
Planes, or Cars — can be sold.  Rent a table for 10 dollars
before April 20, otherwise 15 dollars at the door.
40 tables available.
NO entrance fees!
NO seller premiums!

If you would like to rent a table or two, please contact
David Korpiewski at 413-695-2191 or email davidk@cs.umass.edu.
For more information see www.franklinrc.com

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at

A self-guided driving tour of nine award winning pottery studios in western Massachusetts. This free event allows visitors to experience the work spaces, artwork, and techniques of twenty nationally-known professional potters. Maps and information at www.apotterytrail.com

World Music Concert

April 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm at The Arts Block
289 Main Street

Get ready to dance to hip hop and soul inspired world rhythms!

International recording and music performance artists GOKH-BI SYSTEM (pronounced Go-Bee) return to the stage, beginning their US tour on Saturday, April the 26th 2014. GOKH-BI SYSTEM will be performing their hip hop and soul inspired world rhythms, at the Arts Block in Greenfield Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and in advance for $7 by going to the artsblock.com

Gokh-Bi System has shared the stage with music greats- Michael Franti, Toots and The Maytals, Kanye West, Damian Marley, Tribe Called Quest Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, and Erykah Badu. Performing for more than 15 years, GBS has played appearing at major festivals including: Bumbershoot, and the Montreal Jazz Festival and featured on CNN and BET.

Their positive message is juxtaposed to the prevailing themes in American Hip Hop.
Their distinctive sound, a blending of urban beats with traditional instruments,
delivers the evolving African music scene to people the world over!

A return home performance before they hit the road for their 2014 tour!
Tix are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Don’t miss this show!

PassportHolyoke Fall Festival Planning Meeting

April 28, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Holyoke Senior Center
291 Pine Street

PassportHolyoke, a network of organizations that promotes the diverse cultural, educational and recreational assets of Holyoke, invites the public to a fourth planning meeting for a citywide fall celebration. The meeting will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5 pm at the Holyoke Senior Center.

The fall 2014 event will bring together diverse community and arts groups for a 3-day weekend of programming. The event will feature visual arts displays and performances, food, music, recreational activities, and history programs – all of which will highlight the many unique attributes of the City of Holyoke.

To make the event as successful as possible PassportHolyoke is asking for community input. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and creativity! Pizza will be served at the meeting.

Paths to Peace in the Middle East: Negotiations or BDS?

May 2, 2014 - 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm at First Congregational Church
429 Main St.

Josh Ruebner, activist and author of: “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace,” will be in Ashfield, MA, Fri., May 2nd to provide in-depth analysis of both the peace process under Obama and the BDS campaign (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) in the U.S.

The speaking event on May 2nd begins with a reception at 6:45 PM, followed at 7:30 PM by Ruebner’s talk, Q & A and book signing. It is sponsored by the Kairos Palestine Group of Ashfield and will be held at the First Congregational Church, Ashfield.

This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Spring/Summer Women’s Clothing Consignment Sale

May 3, 2014 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. Philip’s Church
128 Main Street

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church invites the community to its 1st annual spring and summer Women’s Clothing Consignment sale to be held on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 8 am to 2 pm.  Gently used spring and summer clothing, jewelry and accessories for women including handbags, shoes, blouses, and dresses will be on sale just in time for summer.

A Workshop on White Privilege with Dottie Morris

May 3, 2014 - 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street

A Workshop on White Privilege with Dottie Morris

~Free ~ (donations welcome).
Light snacks provided – bring a brown bag lunch.
Child care available by reservation. To reserve, email number and ages of children to  email@massslaveryapology.org .

Bring your courage, your inquiring mind, and your compassion.
Free parking behind church.
Wheelchair accessible.
Please, no fragranced products.

For more information, www.massslaveryapology.org/events or email@massslaveryapology.org

Traditional Felt Making Workshop for Teens & Tween

May 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Sunderland Public Library
School Street

REGISTRATION: (413) 665-2642

Local fiber artisan, Sue McFarland  will hold a free felt making workshop at the Sunderland Public Library, School Street, Sunderland, MA on Wednesday May 7 for youth ages 10 to 18 The workshop is made possible by a Teen & Tweens Grant under the Library Services & Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Using merino wool and soapy water teens will learn the traditional techniques to make a piece of flat felt, beads and ropes. The workshop is free but preregistration is required as space is limited. Please bring an old bath towel and a plastic bag or dishpan to bring home your finished projects.

Felt is a fabric made from unspun sheep’s wool. An ancient technique, samples of felt dating back to 1000 BCE have been found in western Asia. In modern times, felting making has been part of the cultural heritage of Turkey and the Scandinavian region.

 

 

Creating with Wool: Traditional Felt Making Workshop

May 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Sunderland Public Library
School Street

Local fiber artisan, Sue McFarland has received a grant from the Sunderland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, to hold a free felt making workshop at the Sunderland Public Library, School Street on Wednesday May 7.  This workshop for adults runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Participants will learn the basic felt making techniques to make flat felt, beads and ropes using merino wool and soapy water. The workshop is free but preregistration is required as space is limited. Participants are asked to bring an old bath towel and a plastic bag or dishpan to bring home their finished projects. All other materials and equipment is provided. To register please call the Sunderland Public Library at 413-665-2642.

Felt is a fabric made from unspun sheep’s wool. An ancient technique, samples of felt dating back to 1000 BCE have been found in western Asia. In modern times, felting making has been part of the cultural heritage of Turkey and the Scandinavian region.

Sue McFarland has been working in fiber for over 20 years and maintains an active schedule of retail and gallery shows. Her work and exhibit schedule can be seen at: http://mcfarlandshandwork.wordpress.com/

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