2015 Tiny House Raffle!

March 9, 2015 - June 6, 2015 - All Day at

Hilltop Montessori School of Brattleboro has launched a “Tiny House Raffle” to benefit the school’s financial aid program and Morningside Shelter. Jamaica Cottage Shop has donated a tiny house kit that Hilltop students and families will assemble this spring. The 7’ x 12’ house is built on a trailer for easy mobility and will be raffled off at 3pm on the Brattleboro Common after the Strolling of the Heifers parade on June 6th.  Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Hilltop Montessori School, Morningside Shelter, and on-line at

Hilltop Montessori School is an independent school serving economically diverse children 18 months through eighth grade. For more information visit

Turtle and Pond Day

May 23, 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Main St.

Join us for World Turtle Day and learn about our ten native turtle species, many of which are endangered, threatened or of special concern.  Older participants can also learn how to protect turtles, especially as females of many species are going to lay their eggs at this time of year.

Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.


Thank you to our sponsors for keeping this event free to all:
Monson Savings and Hampden Veterinary Clinic

Dan Zanes Buster Keaton Steamboat Bill Jr.

May 23, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington

Dan Zanes accompanied by a percussion player perform Zanes’ original score on stage as this 1928 classic fills the screen.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Steve Katz: An Evening of Story and Song

May 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm at

Gateway City Arts is proud to present Steve Katz, a consummate performer and producer who helped define the fast changing soundscapes of the 60’s and early 70’s.  After appearances as a teenager at New York City’s Carnegie Hall with the Even Dozen Jug Band Steve and the legendary Al Kooper started The Blues Project.  The Blues Project broke new ground in music and wowed crowds everywhere they went, sharing the stage with mega groups such as The Who, Cream, and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.  Steve went on to even greater heights winning a Grammy Award as a founding member of mega-group Blood, Sweat and Tears and as producer of Lou Reed’s most successful album.

Steve will offer us an unforgettable memoir in music, both new and old, sprinkled throughout with inside stories of the 60’s and 70’s that only he can tell.  In fact, Steve will be signing copies of his new book “Blood, Sweat, and My Rock and Roll Years” in which he recounts lots of  fascinating stories in an insightful, sometimes wistful and funny style.

Join us for this exciting event!

Details at Please contact us at 413-650-2670 or for questions.

Buddy Guy

6/6 – Buddy Guy

June 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm at Calvin Theater
19 King St

Eugene Uman’s Convergence Project

June 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at

The Convergence Project’s music, composed by leader Eugene Uman, is innovative and exploratory on one side and accessible, and fun to listen to on the other.

It is unified by the integrity of the compositions, the shared vision of the group and a balance of jazz harmony, rock, and funk with Colombian rhythms such as pasillo, cumbia, curulao, puya and porro.

Having released their second CD, “Six Elements,” the band is gearing up for the next phase of development.

Michael Zsoldos (sax), Jeff Galindo (trombone), Sebastian Cruz (guitar), Uman (piano), Stomu Takeishi (bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums). Eugene Friesen appears when possible as guest artist.

Sponsored by Michael McKenzie and the McKenzie Family Foundation

Please call ahead for handicap access.

$20-40 sliding scale, $15 students
Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro
$1/ ticket extra for MC/Visa

802 254 9088
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Bikes and Bites

June 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

Join the American Lung Association in the fight to support anti-idling laws to keep the air we breathe clean and pure.

Bikes and Bites is an Information night for cyclists and supporters to learn about the ALA’s Autumn Escape Bike Trek – a 3 day 160 mile bicycle ride on Cape Cod in late September.

Free Beer and Snacks will be provided by The People’s Pint!

Wednesday Folk Traditions: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

June 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum
130 River Drive

The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum kicks off its 34th season of Wednesday Folk Traditions on June 10, 2015, with Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, an acoustic rhythm and harmony string quartet with an adventurous, joyous repertoire that dips into a range of American musical idioms. This and all other performances are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Sunken Garden at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley, MA 01035. The Museum, Rani Arbo enthuses, is “a stunning setting for a concert, and a great place to bring the family and a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. It’s a real community event, which we love.” General admission is $12, or $2 for children 16 and under. Picnickers are welcome on the museum grounds beginning at 5:00 pm. The Museum and its grounds is a smoke free site.

Crush Wine Festival Northampton

June 14, 2015 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at

Crush Wine Festival is the premier local wine event in Massachusetts. Join us in Northampton, MA on June 14th to sample the finest locally made wines & artisanal food from across the Commonwealth and support the Massachusetts Farm Winery & Growers Association. Crush Wine Festivals feature two ticketed tasting sessions to ensure that our guests enjoy a relaxed environment with ample opportunity to explore the unique offerings of each of our participating wineries. In addition to a comfortable guest to winery ratio, our festivals offer music, food sampling, a wine lovers photo booth and ask the expert opportunities as well as craft and farmers market vendors. The music area offers prepared food vendors and wine by the glass so plan to come early and stay late!  Ask about our limited number of VIP tickets!

Crush Wine Festival participants must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID for admittance.

Crush Wine Festival NoHo

Date: June 14, 2015
Session I:  11am – 2:00pm
Session II: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Look Park
  300 North Main Street
  Florence, MA 01062

Ticket Levels:

Designated Driver: $25.00 (limited availability -only available w/ purchase of 2+ General Admission tickets)

General Admission: $50.00 each or 2 tickets for $90.00

VIP:  $75/pp: (only 100 available per session)

– VIP line at every winery/tasting table means no waiting!

      • Expanded Concierge Services: Purchases delivered to your car/ Festival navigation assistance
      • Exclusive Tastings: Sample wines not available as part of general tasting
      • VIP Dedicated Wine Expert: Advice for wine selection, storage tips, pairings etc.
      • VIP Lounge : Wines for sale by the glass @table & light hors dourves

For more information please contact:

Kate Levin, Director
Crush Wine Festivals
Massachusetts Farm Wineries and Growers Association
PO Box N145
Westport, MA 02790

Ani DiFranco

6/19 – Ani DiFranco

June 19, 2015 - 8:00 pm at Calvin Theater
19 King St

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