Diggity Dogs Service Dogs’ Fall Fundraising & Public Education Campaign is kicked off at Hope & Olive’s Free Soup & Games Night
October 6, 2014 - December 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm at Hope & Olive
679 Mohawk Trail
On October 6th at Hope & Olive’s Free Soup & Games Night Diggity Dogs will launch a fall fundraising and public education campaign that will culminate in the placement of multiple service dogs at no cost to the recipients.
The event will include a raffle, door prizes, entertainment and, as always, great company!
Come on down and bring a friend or twelve.
We need your support!
November 1, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - All Day at International Language Institute
25 New South St., Suite 113
HAVE YOU GOT THE ITCH TO TRAVEL BUT NO MONEY OR TIME TO DO SO?
Then BRING THE WORLD INTO YOUR KITCHEN!
Consider hosting an adult international student.
The International Language Institute in downtown Northampton is looking
for nearby homes to host adult international students in our full-time
Intensive English Program.
We offer monthly start dates, varied lengths of stay, and a generous
If you are a friendly person who is interested in sharing a cross-cultural
experience and can provide students with a private, furnished bedroom and
meals or kitchen privileges, please contact ILI for more info.
Go to www.ILI.EDU, contact Amy@ili.edu, or call 586-7569 x100.
December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm at The Shops at Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade
800 Boylston Street
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.
We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.
Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy “world” music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.
Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.
Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world. Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.
For details visit our website at http://bazaar.cs.org
Promo Video: http://youtu.be/xRKch6HeFTM
December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Northampton High School
380 Elm Street
PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—makes a December appearance with The Santa Show! This year’s all-new show stars Santa, Mrs. Claus, a bunch of elves, and Blitzen the reindeer.
Poor Mrs. Claus: she works hard all year and no one seems to notice! Her secret wish? To travel with Santa this Christmas, delivering toys, seeing the children, and maybe even enjoying a picnic aboard the sleigh. Who will tell Santa?
The Santa Show! features many of PaintBox Theatre’s favorite actors, including Linda Tardif (Jane in Tarzan), Trenda Loftin (Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother), Connor Paradis, Mina Bond, and Alex Koester as elves, and Santa, as himself. It’s for Santa fans young and old, who love audience participation, Christmas sing-a-longs, and serious laughs.
The Santa Show! AT-A-GLANCE
Adapted and directed by Tom McCabe
Dates: Friday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Where: Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton
Tickets: Single Tickets $10. General Seating. Tickets available through BrownPaperTickets.com or at the door. Group discounts available: call 413-923-7159 for details.
December 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 1:00 am at
Benefit for the Food Bank, admission is $5.00 21 + over.
bring 5 cans or jars or boxes of non perishable food
All food will be donated to the The Food Bank of Western MA and all money will be donated to the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community.
12 Local Pioneer Valley Bands playing originals & holiday favorites
Gracefully Aging Hippie Soloists (Eric, co-founder of Sebadoh) Sore Eros, Salvation Alley String Band The Fawns, The True Believers, Baby Barnyard, Rabbit Rabbit Awful Din, Whistle Jacket, Storm Team, Super 8s, Tundra Toddler
January 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Iron Horse Music Hall
20 Center St
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they took the stage by storm!” – NY Times
“Mightily impressive and hugely original.” -Maverick Magazine, UK
“Simply one of the finest American bands out there . . .” – All Music
The Grand Slambovians formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago. The Grand Slambovians (aka The Slambovian Circus of Dreams) formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago. Pioneers of the alt-folk/americana genre, their melodic avant-folk conjures a quirkier Tom Petty or a fuller Buffalo Tom featuring an other-worldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Headlining major music festivals and venues across the U.S., Canada and the UK, they built their career from the ground up with a loyal fan base supporting them all the way… Rightly voted ‘Best Band’ three consecutive years by Hudson Valley Magazine where they reside, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams are equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, Zappa, the Who, The Beatles, The Band, and their fiercely independent selves, presenting not only quirky Americana and Zen-like anthems, but a universe entirely of their own making.
January 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street
Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along
The Polish Heritage Committee in Northampton is sponsoring a Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Valentine Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA All friends of Polonia are cordially invited to attend. The carols will be led by singers from area church choirs. An afternoon of music and fellowship is surely to be enjoyed by all. Refreshments will follow the event (in the parish hall of the church). If anyone has any questions, please call Chris Newman at 413-584-4531 or Bob Gibowicz at 413-586-1079.
January 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.
All-new, monthly improv comedy show featuring local favorites THE HA-HA’S with special guests BOSTON’S UNSCRIPTED MUSICAL PROJECT who will be improvising an entire musical on the spot! PG-13.
February 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at
Sunday, February 1st from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its First Sunday Concert of the spring 2015 semester! Come hear Peter Blanchette, internationally acclaimed musician and inventor of the archguitar, play a selection of Renaissance music. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Refreshments after the concert are co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. For more information on Peter Blanchette, please visit archguitar.com. Please visit our website at www.umass.edu/renaissance for our complete list of concerts and events!
March 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at
Sunday, March 1st from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies presents its second First Sunday Concert of the spring 2015 semester! Come hear Ensemble Musica Humana, a vibrant ensemble specializing in imaginative performances of early music, perform a program of “Praetorius, Terpsichore dances, and Musae Sioniae.” This event is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Refreshments after the concert are co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. For more information on Ensemble Musica Humana, please visit www.ensemblemusicahumana.com. Please visit our website at www.umass.edu/renaissance for our complete list of concerts and events!
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