Community Events

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!

Portraits- Photography by Anja Schutz

September 5, 2014 - October 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm at

Portraits, Photography by Anja Schutz
The Rendezvous

78 Third Street
Opening Reception Friday, September 5 at 7 pm
Coincides with the 7th Anniversary of The Rendezvous.
Drew Paton’s 1940′s Hit Parade kick’s off the evening

Through November

The Root Social Justice Center’s 1-Year Anniversary Party Fundraiser!

September 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The Root Social Justice Center
28 Williams St Ground Floor

On Saturday September 6th, The Root Social Justice Center will be hosting a 1-Year Anniversary Party Fundraiser to celebrate its first year of operation and raise funds to keep its doors open for years to come. The event is open to the public and free, though donations are encouraged.

The Root Social Justice Center, located at 28 Williams Street in the Whetstone Arts Building, provides a physically and financially accessible space to support and bring together communities working for social justice. The Root is operated collectively to sustain a space that strives to be free of oppression, harm and injustice. Since opening its doors in September 2013, more than a dozen community groups have hosted over 140 events at The Root!

The Root Social Justice Center is a two-part project with an innovative model. During weekdays, The Root Social Justice Center is a collectively run office space for four justice-oriented businesses and organizations: Vermont Workers Center, Just Schools Project, ACT for Social Justice and Open Bookkeeping. During evenings and weekends, the space is available for the public to host social justice organizing events, such as workshops, potlucks, film screenings, and meetings.

The Root Social Justice Center’s 1-Year Anniversary Party Fundraiser will celebrate its first year by recognizing the larger community that has made The Root such a success! The evening will start with a light dinner provided from 6-7:30, followed by community awards and appreciations from 7:30-8. The evening will end with a Karaoke and dance party! Community partners that used The Root throughout the year are helping put the event on, making it a truly community event.



Free film screening: The Ghosts In Our Machine

September 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Florence Civic Center
90 Park St.

Florence Yoga and Western MA Animal Rights Advocates will host a special free screening of  The Ghosts In Our Machine, a multi-award winning consciousness raising documentary that gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world.  Directed by Liz Marshall, The Ghosts In Our Machine follows photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year as she documents several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S., and in Europe.  Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment, and Biomedical Research.

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: Doors open at 6; film at 6:30.  Refreshments to follow.
Location: Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence, MA

Admission is free.  Seating is limited – come early to get yours!

For more information about the film and the filmmakers, please visit

The Rambling Kind at The Dream Away Lodge

September 12, 2014 - 8:00 pm at

Local bluegrass band, The Rambling Kind, makes it’s Dream Away Lodge debut on the 12th of September.  Come on out for this free show as they serenade the hills of Becket with their unique blend of bluegrass and Americana influenced original music.  The show starts at 8PM, so get there early for food and good seats.

Barre Woman’s Club Flea Market on the Common

September 13, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Barre Common
South St

Flea Market on the Barre Common is sponsored by the Barre Woman’s Club to support a scholarship fund for women attending college.  There will be a variety of vendors selling antiques, attic treasures, crafts and more.  There is a $20 registration fee for vendor space.


September 13, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at

Church of Christ, Granby Ma Town Common.  Rte 202

Craft Fair, Music, 4 mile road race to benefit WA food bank, food,cave person costume contest, children’s games, Farmers Market. For more info call Dennis 413 530 0724.


Amherst Live

September 13, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Bowker Auditorium, UMass Amherst
100 Holdsworth Way

Amherst Live is a live magazine show combining interviews, storytelling, TED-style talks, and live music. What does it means to live here, in a small New England town, and what we can learn from our neighbors about how to live better? Join us Saturday, September 13, at Bowker Auditorium for our best show yet! Tix @

Happier Valley Comedy Show

September 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new improv comedy show featuring “The Ha-Ha’s” and special guests from Boston and New York “Girls Night Out.” Plus opening stand-up act Josie Leavitt. Get super discount on tickets in WRSI’s Save 30 Store! More info at

The Karen Lachapelle Memorial Golf Tournament

September 15, 2014 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at Southampton Country Club
329 College Hwy., Route 10

Community Enterprises presents the Karen Lachapelle Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 15th at the Southampton Country Club, 329 College Highway (RT 10) in Southampton, MA.

“Shot Gun” starts at 9:00 a.m.  You can also join us for a silent auction, raffle and dinner at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Lococo @ 413-313-3474

Rich Horton @ 413-584-1460

This event helps support the programs of Community Enterprises, offering wellness & recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.

Thank you!


Night Out in Northampton: A Reading with Steve Davenport and Pete Duval

September 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Hinge
48 Main Street

The Massachusetts Review presents a  Happy Hour reading of fiction and poetry by Steve Davenport and Pete Duval at HINGE in Northampton. Free and open to the public.

Steve Davenport is the author of Unconrollable Noise, Overpass, and two chapbooks, Murder on Gasoline Lake (listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2007) and Nine Poems and Three Fictions.  Pete Duval, author of Rear View: Stories, has published extensively and been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches   in the MFA program at Spalding University and lives in Philadelphia.

“Night Out in Northampton” is made possible thanks to generous support from the Northampton Arts Council and HINGE. For more information, contact the Massachusetts Review at 413-545-2689 or

The Ha-Ha’s Wow Warwick

September 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

Improv comedy show for the whole family! Admission is free though donations for the Warwick Arts Council gratefully accepted.

T.S. Monk Sextet at the Vermont Jazz Center

September 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at

T.S. Monk Sextet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8 pm

T.S. Monk is a drummer, and heir to his father, Thelonious Monk’s legacy.  He  plays his own great music while paying homage to the immense contributions his father made to the music.

T.S. is co-founder and chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, one of the world’s most highly regarded schools and jazz competitions.

The Monk Institute’s impact extends globally in collaboration with UNESCO, with the celebration of International Jazz Day facilitates  thousands of performing and educational activities.

T.S. Monk’s performs with his well-oiled, hard-driving, hard-bop sextet comprised of New York’s first call talent,  including his tenor player of many years, Willie Williams.

$20-40 sliding scale admission, $15 students w.ID. Available at door, on line, reserved by phone, and at In the Moment Records, Brattleboro VT.

$1 per ticket extra on MC/Visa orders.

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Brattleboro VT 05301

802 254 9088

Bake Sale Fundraiser

September 21, 2014 - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm at Vermont Welcome Center on I-91
1235 Broad Brook Rd

Brattleboro Time Trade provides a forum to facilitate the exchange of goods and services for the benefit of the community.  The Time Trade creates a system that connects unmet needs with untapped resources. By promoting the skills and knowledge of each member and enabling reciprocity, the organization empowers each of us to share our wealth of experience with others, thereby enriching the local economy.

Join us at the Vermont Welcome Center on I-91 in Guilford (just  before Exit 1 in Brattleboro) for tea and coffee and a wide assortment of professional and homemade baked goods including muffins, cookies, brownies, sandwiches, fudge, popcorn, and whole pies. And of course, we’ll have fresh apples, apple cider, and cider donuts! All proceeds to benefit Brattleboro Time Trade.


September 26, 2014 - October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at

Friends of the Tilton Library Art Auction to raise funds for library programs.  Works by 30 local artists displayed in library for one month. Opening Reception, start of bidding: Friday, September 26, 6-8 PM, in library. Closing Celebration: Friday, October 24, 6-8 PM.

The Elders in Concert: Presented by the Irish Cultural Center

October 3, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at

The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College invites you to an evening with The Elders, one of the most critically acclaimed American Celtic folk rock groups touring today. Learn more.

The Elders take the stage at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Avenue in Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are general admission, table seating. Cost is $22.50 advance, $20 for Irish Cultural Center members, and $25 at the door. Please visit to buy tickets online, or download an order form. You can also call the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537.

Don’t miss this group’s only New England appearance this year. This is a special opportunity to see one of the most exciting bands in the Celtic folk rock world – get your tickets today.

Since forming in 1998 in Kansas City, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk. They are established as one of the top American Celtic rock bands, headlining some of the biggest Celtic festivals in North America and Europe, drawing faithful crowds and earning new fans wherever they go. Guitarist Steve Phillips is enthusiastic about their return to New England, and says “It’s been a long time since we’ve played in Massachusetts and we’re super excited about returning and sharing some new music!”

The Elders are fronted by vocalist and percussionist Ian Byrne, a native of Ireland’s County Wicklow, with guitarist Steve Phillips, bassist Norm Dahlor, keyboardist and fiddler Brent Hoad, drummer Kian Byrne, and fiddler Colin Farrell.

The Irish Cultural Center, Inc. is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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!

10th Annual Pioneer Valley Book and Ephemera Fair

October 12, 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Smith Vocational School
70 Locust Street (Rt 9)

70 dealers offering rare, collectible, used, old and fine books, pamphlets, posters, broadsides, photographs, prints, maps, manuscripts, postcards, all manner of printed ephemera, sponsored by Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers,

Pedal Poker Run

October 12, 2014 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Maplewood Shops
2 Conz Street

Valley CDC will be hosting the 4th annual Pedal Poker Run on October 12. The Pedal Poker Run is a fun game where bicyclists pick up five cards at different locations along a beautiful ride through the fall foliage. Choose from our 10-mile Family Ride or the more challenging 50-mile Long Ride. The best hands win great prizes including a vacation package to the Berkshires (worth $500)!

This is an event where participants can come together in support of building a stronger community through the creation of affordable housing and providing important services like first time home buyer workshops, foreclosure prevention counseling, and small business techincal assistance. Since 2011, residents and small businesses have come together for the Pedal Poker Run and to support the mission of Valley CDC.

Visit the Pedal Poker Run website to learn more.

Register at

Basic mediation training

October 17, 2014 - November 1, 2014 - All Day at Northampton Friends Meeting
43 Center Street

Learn simple steps for dealing with fights or disagreements; gain skills and confidence in handling challenging situations; help others work with their conflicts. Whether you intend to be a formal mediator, or just want to develop skills you can use in other professional and personal situations, basic mediation training is a great place to start. Training runs October 17, 18, 24 and 25 (November 1 optional), 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, in Northampton. For info or brochure, see or contact The Mediation & Training Collaborative (, 413-475-1505).

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