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 The Rendezvous
78 Avenue A

Portraits, Photography by Anja Schutz
at
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

BENEFIT ART AUCTION – Tilton Library

September 26, 2014 - October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Tilton Library
75 North Main Street

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.

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!

Tilton Library Benefit Art Auction

October 8, 2014 - October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Tilton Library
75 North Main Street

“The Friends of the Tilton Library are sponsoring a benefit art auction. 38 works by local artists are displayed in the library. Bidding will close at 7 pm at the reception to be held Friday, October 24, 2014, 6-8 pm at Tilton Library, 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373, 413-665-4683.”

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FILM AND MEDIA EXCHANGE

October 24, 2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Baystate Health Conference Center
361 Whitney Avenue

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Hosted by Baystate Health
Baystate Health Conference Center
361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040

A day long series of workshops, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities for Western Massachusetts film and video professionals, businesses who use film and video in their marketing efforts, and other creative industries professionals. Tickets will go on sale on September 22. For information on programs, tickets, and more: Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative at www.berkshirefilm.com

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) is an essential creative economic engine that supports production and workforce development in Western Massachusetts. BFMC develops educational and workforce enrichment courses, offers networking events for industry professionals, acts as a resource for visiting productions, creates jobs within our communities in the film industry and provides an on- line production guide and locations database as a resource for filmmakers. BFMC was formed in 2009, and is a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Novel Release: The Nightingale Bones

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at World Eye Bookshop
156 Main St.

Inspired by the folklore of Ashfield, Massachusetts, The Nightingale Bones, published by Bell Bridge Books, is a historical mystery and supernatural thriller set in the present day, fictional town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts. On Friday, October 24th there will be a signing at World Eye Books in Greenfield and on Saturday October 25th a reading from 4:00 – 5:00 pm and celebration at Hope & Olive Restaurant from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Ariel Swan is a long time resident of Franklin County, where she is currently working on her second novel.

Contact her at: ArielSwan.com or on Facebook at Ariel Swan, Author

Hitchcock Center For The Enviroment Presents: Enchanted Forest Sounds of the Night!

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Hitchcock Center For The Environment
525 South Pleasant Street

Enchanted Forest is a non-scary fun event for all ages. Each year the forest comes alive with characters performing skits along pumpkin-lit trails. Games, activities, snacks and a fortune-teller are provided indoors, while walks are held every 15 minutes outside. This popular two-night event for families is not to be missed!!

Please call 413-256-6006 to register!

FAMILY WEEKEND FACULTY CHAMBER CONCERT

October 24, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Sweeney Concert Hall
144 Green Street

J.S. Bach’s beautiful E Major Sonata for violin and keyboard, the brilliant Mephisto Waltz by Liszt, Duo for violin and cello by Martinu, and songs by Rachmaninoff. Karen Smith-Emerson, soprano; Joel Pitchon, violin; Volcy Pelletier, cello; and Liza Stepanova, piano.

OnTrend Craft Fair

October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell St.

The first-ever OnTrend Craft Fair will be held on October 25 at the new Hadley Farms Meeting House in lovely Hadley, MA.  The fair will showcase talented indie crafters and makers of all kinds from throughout New England and New York.  Shoppers will find high-quality handmade jewelry, leather goods, soaps, home goods, letterpress stationery, gifts, and much more.  Shop handmade. Shop local.

SUFFIELD ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

October 25, 2014 - 10:15 am - 12:30 pm at Suffield Academy
185 North Main St.

SUFFIELD ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10:15AM to 12:30PM

Centurion Hall

Suffield Academy

185 North Main St., Suffield, CT 06078

Prospective Suffield Academy students and parents can meet admissions counselors, faculty and coaches, visit the campus on student-led tours, and lunch with the Suffield Academy community.

Advance reservations are required. To reserve a spot, please RSVP to 860.386.4400 or saadmit@suffieldacademy.org

For information on the Suffield Academy admissions process, and visitor information on Suffield Academy, directions, transportation, nearby lodging, and more: http://www.suffieldacademy.org/visit

Suffield Academy, founded in 1833, is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, Connecticut. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy’s programs and services: www.suffieldacademy.org

 

Family Weekend Montage Concert

October 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at John M. Greene Hall
Smith College

MONTAGE: Takin’ it to the Streets!
The annual Family Weekend extravaganza with performances by the Smith College Glee Club and Chorus, Groove, the Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir, Orchestra and student a cappella groups. Features the title track by the Doobie Brothers and other “street” related songs. Grant Moss, Joseph Baldwin, Ellen Redman, Genevieve Rose, and Jonathan Hirsh, conductors.

 

Family Weekend Montage Concert

October 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at John M. Greene Hall
Smith College

MONTAGE: Takin’ it to the Streets!
The annual Family Weekend extravaganza with performances by the Smith College Glee Club and Chorus, Groove, the Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Handbell Choir, Orchestra and student a cappella groups. Features the title track by the Doobie Brothers and other “street” related songs. Grant Moss, Joseph Baldwin, Ellen Redman, Genevieve Rose, and Jonathan Hirsh, conductors.

Pioneer Valley Antiques Dealers Association 10th Annual Antique Show

October 26, 2014 - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at

The Pioneer Valley Antiques Dealers Association is holding their 10th Annual Antiques Show on Sunday October 26, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm! The show is being held at the Smith Vocational High School located at 80 Locust Street (Route 9) in Northampton, MA (just beyond the Hospital).

The show is sponsored by the Smith Alumni Association and is a benefit for the SVAHS Scholarship Fund! Admission is $5.00 and there are $1.00 off admission discount coupons available!

David Baillargeon will be giving appraisals on general antiques and Mark Kendall will be appraising jewelry and precious metals! All appraisals are $3.00 each!

Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic

October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at YANKEE CANDLE HEADQUARTERS PARKING LOT
YANKEE CANDLE WAY

WHEN A DANGEROUS NEW FLU OR A MAJOR NATURAL DISASTER OCCURS, FOUR FRANKLIN COUNTY TOWNS WILL BE READY WITH A SWIFT AND PRACTICED RESPONSE.

THE SOUTH COUNTY TOWNS OF DEERFIELD, SUNDERLAND, WHATELY AND CONWAY WILL OFFER THE PUBLIC FREE FLU SHOTS AND FLUMIST IN A DRIVE-THRU CLINIC ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM. THIS YEAR’S CLINIC WILL BE HELD IN THE YANKEE CANDLE HEADQUARTERS PARKING LOT IN DEERFIELD, YANKEE CANDLE WAY, WHERE ROUTES 5 & 10 AND 116 RUN PARALLEL.

THE FOUR TOWNS ARE IN THEIR NINTH YEAR OF DISPENSING FREE FLU VACCINE, THIS BEING YEAR FOUR OF THE DRIVE THROUGH CLINIC. “THE DRIVE THROUGH IS AN EXCELLENT REHEARSAL FOR A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR NATURAL DISASTER,” SAID DEERFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBER CAROLYN SHORES-NESS. “WHEN A MAJOR EMERGENCY HAPPENS, THIS VOLUNTEER TEAM WILL BE READY.”

LAST YEAR, 570 PEOPLE RECEIVED FREE INOCULATIONS OR FLUMIST WITHOUT EVER GETTING OUT OF THEIR CARS, EXPERIENCING AN AVERAGE TIME IN LINE OF ONLY FIVE MINUTES.

FLU CAUSES MORE THAN 30,000 DEATHS IN THE U.S. IN AN AVERAGE YEAR. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF SIX MONTHS BE VACCINATED. PREGNANT WOMEN, THE ELDERLY, THE YOUNG AND THOSE WITH ASTHMA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS ARE LIKELY TO BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE FLU.

THE ORGANIZED DRIVE THROUGH IMMUNIZATION IS ITSELF A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE, BECAUSE PEOPLE DO NOT STAND IN LINE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WITH OTHERS WHO MAY ALREADY HAVE CONTRACTED THE FLU BUT HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO SHOW SYMPTOMS.

TO SAVE TIME, THE PUBLIC CAN PRE-REGISTER BY DOWNLOADING THE FORM FROM THEIR TOWN WEBSITES AND BRINGING THE COMPLETED FORM TO THE CLINIC. PREREGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED BUT ENCOURAGED. FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON SITE.

FIFTY OR SIXTY VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO BACK UP MEDICAL STAFF FOR THIS YEAR’S CLINIC. BOTH LICENSED MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE NOT HELPED OUT BEFORE WILL NEED TO ATTEND A BRIEF TRAINING SESSION IN DEERFIELD TOWN HALL ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 6 – 8 PM. TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT ELIZABETH KUGLER, EDS OPERATIONS, AT 413-665-7286 OR lizmuda@comcast.net.

Contact:   Ann Gibson

413-625-1094 (l) 413.320.5567 (c)

atgibson@crocker.com

Harvest Dinner – St. Valentine’s Church

October 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Parish Hall, St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street

What:  Harvest Dinner

Date:  October 26, 2014

Time:  12 noon

Location:  Parish Hall of St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA

Ticket Cost:  $15/person

Reservations –  call: the Rectory Office at 413-584-0133 by Oct. 21st

Menu:  Roast Pork and Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Mixed Vegetables, Rolls/butter, coffee/tea/milk and dessert.

 

Music in the Noon Hour: The Deerfield Quintet

October 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm at Sweeney Concert Hall
144 Green Street

Music in the Noon Hour
Ellen Redman, flute; Kirsten Lipkens, oboe; Lynn Sussman, clarinet; Rebecca Eldredge, bassoon; and Sheffra Spiridopoulos, horn.

Dead Man’s Halloween Party

October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 12:00 am at The World War II Club
50 Conz Street

It’s a Dead Man’s Party!

Join us for a spooktacularly spirited evening at The Deuce (World War II Club) in Northampton, MA. Enjoy music, plenty of treats, and perhaps a trick or two! Don your freakiest frock and dress to impress, prizes will be awarded for the scariest and best costumes!

It’ll be a wicked good time!

**Guys and Ghouls age 21 and over please**

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TICKETS ARE $13*

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/874152

*All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children Hospital
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(sponsors)
– Baking Unbridled will be supplying the food for the event (already included in ticket cost)
– Dajawa Digital Media has donated his talents to make the graphics and Facebook page
– Hors D’oeuvres Entertainment has donated tickets to Bon Appétit Burlesque for the costume contest

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.

Reparationists Are the New Abolitionists, A Racial Justice Workshop

November 1, 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at

Reparationists are the New Abolitionists, an interactive workshop with Woullard Lett, organized by Mass Slavery Apology.

Free, donations welcome.

Saturday, November 1

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield MA 01301. Doors open at 9:30

For childcare, RSVP with number and ages of children to 413-625-2951 or email@massslaveryapology.org

A recent article in the Atlantic Magazine reopened public conversatin about reparations for the victims of slavery in the United States. Workshop participants will learn more about this complex topic and will come away with new ideas and resources.

Woullard H. Lett serves on the board of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA), and is Legal Redress Committee chairman for the Manchester NH NAACP. He is also a member of the New England Regional Resilience Circle Network steering committee, a member of the Manchester Police Commission, and co-founder of two pan-Africanist, anti-racist, social capitalist organizations, Ujima Collective in Manchester, NH and Ujamaa Family Chicago.

For more information, see massslaveryapology.org or contact email@massslaveryapology.org.

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