Events

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!

HOST AN INTERNATIONAL ADULT STUDENT

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
stipend.
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.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Cambridge College
1000 Massachusetts Avenue

Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 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

Take the Redline to Harvard Square.

Trees of Love & Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony

November 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust Street

Trees of Love & Thanksgiving Tree Lighting Ceremony, Sunday, November 23, 4:30 p.m., in the Healing Garden at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street, Northampton. Reception to follow in the Kittredge Surgery Center with music by the Horse Mountain Jazz Band.

Music in the Noon Hour: Latin-American Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm at Sweeney Concert Hall
144 Green Street

Music in the Noon Hour
Music by Alberto Ginastera, Silvestre Revueltas, and Reinaldo Moya. Liza Stepanova, piano and Francesca Anderegg, violin.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Harvard University, CGIS Building
1730 Cambridge Street

 

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

 

Free parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

A Celebration of Advent

November 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm at First Churches of Northampton
129 Main Street

Ensemble Musica Humana will perform at First Churches of Northampton at 8pm on November 28, featuring the vocal group Renaissance Men. The concert features the Advent carols of Renaissance composer Michael Praetorius, interspersed with his dance music. A free pre-concert talk by music director Lidia Chang will start at 7pm in the church parlor. The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a post-concert gathering at The Foundry. Tickets are available online at www.ensemblemusicahumana.com and at the door.

Upper Sandusky Music Boosters’ Arts and Crafts Bazaar

November 29, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Upper Sandusky High School
800 North Sandusky Avenue

Do all of your Christmas shopping in ONE day! Our local vendors sell all handcrafted items along with baked goods. You can also win prizes donated by our vendors by entering in our raffle! Benefits help the Upper Sandusky Music Department! You don’t want to miss it!

Christmas Concert

November 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm at St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street

Christmas Concert
Lisa Woods, Mezzo-Soprano, Terri LaFleur, Soprano, Jerry Noble, Pianist, and Kyle LaFleur, Flute  will present a concert at St. Valentine’s Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, November 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Please join these talented performers as they celebrate the holiday season by performing many of the Christmas classics both sacred and secular from “Away in the Manger” and “Ave Maria” to “White Christmas” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas”.  This festive concert will evoke the Christmas spirit in all – please come and join in the celebration!

Kwanzaa Celebration

December 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at UMass Amherst – Student Union Ballroom
101 Campus Center Way

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 the Malcolm X Cultural Center will host the Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the Student Union Ballroom from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M.

This event is one of several signature cultural celebratory events for the campus community and the general public.

Its origins date back to Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, who created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community. He founded US, a cultural organization, and started to research African “first fruit” (harvest) celebrations. Karenga combined aspects of several different harvest celebrations, such as those of the Ashanti and those of the Zulu, to form the basis of Kwanzaa.

At the UMass Amherst, Kwanzaa is co-supported by local African Diaspora Alum, faculty, staff and student organizations who lend their talents, scholarship and creative voices as a means of acknowledging current contributions by Africans, African Americans, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro Latinos to the global community.

Kwanzaa also serves as a remembrance of the challenges faced and survived across the African Diaspora, affirmation of the commitment to the continued resilience of individuals and communities to not only survive through oppressive times, but to continue to contribute gifts to humanity despite obstacles as well as the embodiment of the Kwanzaa principles for inclusiveness of diverse African Diaspora cultures while engaging in community building.

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