Ashfield Farmers Market

May 17, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at Ashfield Town Common
Main Street

The Ashfield Farmers Market is a market for farmers, and by farmers.  We gather weekly on the Ashfield Town Common to vend vegetables, meat, eggs, flowers, plants, bread, baked goods, prepared foods, maple products, honey and more. Artist of the week every week, and live music too.  Come and join us in the sun, on the common, it’s always a hoot!

The Devil Makes Three benefit concert

July 24, 2014 - 7:00 am - 9:00 pm at Putney School
418 Houghton Brook Rd

“Keeping It Wild”

On July 24th 2014 ,The Devil Makes Three will be playing a benefit concert for the Putney Mountain Association’s acquisition of 144 acres on Holland Hill. This alt-roots acoustic string band, with deep ties to the hills of Putney, has just come off its tour with Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and is now playing to sell-out crowds in Europe. They will return from the European tour and perform the benefit concert in Putney before they depart to a sold- out performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Known for their tight harmonies and nocturnal howls, The Devil Makes Three has long been making crowds go wild.

Pete Bernhard, who writes most of TDM3’s music, sees a connection between wild land and the wildness inside of all of us. Pointing to government surveillance and the overuse of medication, Bernhard sees a need to protect “wild behavior and the wildness of nature.”

The 144-acre parcel that the PMA intends to purchase includes forest, marsh, fields and the only year-round stream in Putney Mountain Association lands. Located high on Holland Hill, the Hannum-O’Connor parcel extends the wildlife corridor along Windmill Ridge and connects existing trails to Putney Mountain and beyond. The wildness of this region includes bear, bobcat, fisher, moose, and coyote. The hillside is also home to deer and migratory birds.

This alcohol and smoke-free concert will be held at the Putney School, tickets are limited. To reserve yours now, go to the Putney Mountain website at:

Autism Speaks Walk Kick-Off at Holyoke Children’s Museum

July 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Children’s Museum at Holyoke
444 Dwight St

Western New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2014 KICK-OFF event
Join us for a private, sensory-friendly event at the Holyoke Children’s Museum

  • Thursday, July 24th
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke
  • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (open house) • pizza at 5:30 pm
  • Private, sensory-friendly environment in which to enjoy the museum exhibits!
  • Help us build a great 2014 Walk!


RSVP online, here:

The event is free to attend, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited.


Upper Valley Music Festival

July 26, 2014 - All Day at Downtown Greenfield
Main Street

After two great years in Turners Falls, MA the Upper Valley Music Festival hosts the 4th annual event in downtown Greenfield, MA. The UVMF is a 12 hour, multiple venue musical celebration of local and regional talent.  Over 30 acts perform including the Celtic Heels Irish Dancers. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society and Franklin County Relay for Life to help fund cancer research. Admission is $15.00, free for children 12 and under. Advance ticket sales online at or on location during the event.

Invasive Species Weed Pull

July 26, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at North Hadley Pond
Mt. Warner Rd. & Rt. 47

Because it’s FUN to be in small boats pulling weeds from the lake – and because aquatic water chestnut is creating environmental havoc for native species and recreational users in the Connecticut River watershed. We provide the boats, you pull the weeds! Free. Best for ages 12+

The eighth annual Hilltown6 Pottery Tour

July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Hiroshi Nakayama Pottery Studio
193 Fisk Road

The eighth annual Hilltown6 Pottery Tour in the scenic Western Massachusetts hills takes place on July 26th and 27th. Nine nationally recognized potters, Christy Knox, Robbie Heidinger, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, and Sam Taylor, open their studios with bonus special invited guest artists and events. for information and details.


Great American Backyard Campout

July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 10:00 am at Skyfields Arboretum
1461 Old Keene Rd

First-time and experienced campers alike are invited to spend a unique night camping under the stars at Skyfields Arboretum, the headquarters of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, as part of an exciting, national event, the Great American Backyard Campout. On Saturday afternoon, join us for a cookout, outdoor games, and nature activities. Bring your favorite family-friendly stories, musical instruments, and an appetite for s’mores to our campfire that evening. On Sunday morning, enjoy a pancake breakfast with your friends and neighbors before breaking camp.
Pre-registration is encouraged, and space is limited. Donations to support land conservation will be accepted, but this event is free and open to all. Please bring your own camping gear. Dinner and breakfast will be provided to all participants. REI and EMS-Petersborough have generously provided a limited number of tents for participants of the community campout; please let us know if you will need to use one of them.
For more information or to register for the Athol Community Campout, contact Kristin Grenier, MassLIFT/AmeriCorps Community Engagement Coordinator with Mount Grace, at x28 or

PaintBox Theatre Presents: Pirate Girl

July 30, 2014 - August 2, 2014 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street

Event: PaintBoxTheatre Presents Pirate Girl

Dates: Wednesday, July 30 – Saturday, August 2

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily

Location: Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton

Tickets: Single Tickets $10. General Seating. Tickets available through or at the door. Group discounts available: Call 413-320-0517 for details.

Description: PaintBox Theatre—Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages—presents the world premiere adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s beloved picture book Pirate Girl.


Tool Town on the Common

August 2, 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Athol Uptown Common
1551 Main St

Join us for Tool Town on the Common, a morning of family fun and community celebration featuring local musicians and dancers, games and contests for kids, and a showcase of clubs and non-profits. This event is co-sponsored by Mount Grace and the Athol Farmers Market.

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival

August 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Unity Park
1st Street

A celebration of Native American art, music, and culture presented by the Nolumbeka Project and Turners Falls RiverCulture. Will feature live music, outstanding Native American arts and crafts, children’s activities

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