Community 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!

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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*All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children Hospital
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– 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


November 1, 2014 - December 20, 2014 - All Day at International Language Institute
25 New South St., Suite 113

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
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, or call 586-7569 x100.

Wild Family Fun Day

November 1, 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Putney, Vermont
P.O. Box 2485

Coyote’s Path Nature Adventure Celebrates Its 9th Year with Free Family Event

On Saturday, November 1st, Coyote’s Path Nature Adventure, will be celebrating its 9th year serving area youth with adventure-based nature mentoring by hosting a free family event, Wild Family Fun Day.

Families are invited to a morning of nature exploration, fire by friction, group games, and outdoor cooking in pumpkins from 9am to noon in Putney, Vermont behind Putney Central School.

Coyote’s Path is a children’s outdoor program operated by the Institute for Natural Learning of Brattleboro, Vermont. The mission is to raise local children with a strong sense of self through a strong sense of place.  IFNL strives to create a healthy, vibrant community through mentoring and nature connection. The program meets one Saturday a month from 9am- 3pm in Putney.

To learn more about Wild Family Fun Day or Coyote’s Path, please call (802-254-5800) or visit their website.

Reparationists Are the New Abolitionists, A Racial Justice Workshop

November 1, 2014 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at First Congregational Church of Greenfield
43 Silver Street

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

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 or contact

Pomfret School Boarding Student Fall Open House

November 1, 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Pomfret School
398 Pomfret Street

The Admissions Office invites you to attend a Boarding Student Open House for prospective boarding students and their families. This Open House will provide an opportunity to enjoy a tour of our beautiful Northeast CT campus, as well as meet and interact with faculty, administrators, and students.

Please come and explore our community of bright and motivated students from across the country and around the world who are guided by leaders in teaching and learning!

RSVP for this event at 860.963.6120 or

For more information on the Pomfret admissions process, visitor information, directions, and nearby lodging, visit


Music in the Noon Hour: Conor Hanick, piano

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

The Music Department welcomes back the 2011-13 Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano Conor Hanick for a performance of Charles Ives’ monumental Concord Sonata.

Galileo’s Daughters

November 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Sweeney Concert Hall
144 Green Street

Galileo’s Daughters
PERPETUAL MOTION: Galileo and His Revolutions
A multimedia performance by Galileo’s Daughters—Dava Sobel, storyteller; Marc Wagnon, video artist; Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba; Sarah Pillow, soprano; Ronn McFarlane, lute. Presented in collaboration with the Music Department as part of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute short-term project “Contested Cosmologies: Our Place in Space,” October 31-November 1.

Halloween Ball

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 1:00 am at Cowell Gymnasium
51 Maple St

Second Annual Halloween Ball at Cowell Gym To Benefit Community Organizations SHELBURNE FALLS, MA — Halloween dancing fools and ghouls will dance their bones off at the Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym on Maple Street in Shelburne Falls on November 1 between 8 pm and 1 am. This fundraiser benefits youth programming from the Shelburne Recreation Committee and The Art Garden, a community art-making space. All are welcome to come support two good causes and have a lot of fun dancing disguised in an outrageous costume. Organizers suggest that you may want to:

*Enjoy Oktoberfest beer from Berkshire Brewing Company.
*Win a costume contest.
*Dance your bones off to the most dancey songs in your lifetime.
*Shake your cottontail and swirl your merlot.
*Flash your fangs at the photo booth.
*Masticate a donut you’ve poked through the hole in your monkey mask.
*Sip cider sideways as Soupy Sales while swinging to Salsa with a cider donut.
*Admission is $10 and guests under 18 must be accompanied by adults.
*Sorry, NO advance ticket sales.

CONTACT: Diana Hardina, 413-625-9921 or Jane Wegscheider, 413-625-2782

Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet at the Vermont Jazz Center

November 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Three time Grammy winner, Jeff Coffin is well known to fans of the Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He’s the saxophonist in both of these genre-defying bands. In the context of the Mu’tet he’s the ringleader, the daredevil saxophonist and composer who guides the Mu’tet on a roller coaster ride of stops and starts, twists and turns. Coffin really understands the marriage between funk and jazz and, like Cannonball Adderley, knows how to measure out just the right amount of hot stuff so that the audience literally cries out for more. Then Coffin delivers, giving generously, conjuring up clever, brilliantly paced arrangements that feature the high level of improvisation of each group member over a groove that doesn’t stop. Plus he’s got a band that absolutely kills it.
The Mu’tet features Felix Pastorius on bass, Bill Fanning on trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, and guest drummer, Roy “Futureman” Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). Jazz Times writes: “Any band that jams like this has earned an exclamation point in the title of its live album…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…(Coffin) enters like a spinning top, corkscrewing his phrases into a tightly wound circle that turns into a cyclone.”
Sponsored by Dave Ellis of Ellis Music and Roger Wilken of Clear Solutions.

802 254 9088

Tickets sliding scale $20-40, students $15, available on-line, at door, reserved by phone and at In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro.

$1/extra per MC/Visa ticket

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Phi Sigma Pi Halloween 5K

November 2, 2014 - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm at

The Beta Upsilon chapter of Phi Sigma Pi is hosting a Halloween 5K at 11am on Sunday (11/2) morning. It will be held on UMass’s campus, starting in the FAC plaza. Pre registration online cost $5 for children under 17 and 5 college students, and $7 for adults. Registration the day of (cash only) is $5 for children, and $10 for everyone else. You should pre register because the first 100 people to sign up get a $5 gift card to Bueno Y Sano.

100% of our proceeds will be donated to Reader to Reader, a nonprofit organization that helps to promote literacy in under-resourced schools and libraries across the country.

We’re also selling super cool shirts for only $5!! What a deal! Pictures of these shirts are on our facebook event.

At the event we’ll have games, activities, raffles, and a costume contest! Keep your Halloween celebrations going all weekend. Also for our walkers, we’ll be handing out candy along the route.

Please visit our facebook event at and register at

First Sunday Concert: AyreCraft

November 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
650 East Pleasant Street

Sunday, November 2nd 2:00pm-4:00pm First Sunday Concert Series: AyreCraft with vocals by Donnie Cotter and lutes by Robert Castellano and Meg Pash. The program will feature the music of John Dowland. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. 

Master Class: Conor Hanick, piano

November 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Earle Recital Hall
144 Green Street

Conor Hanick Piano Masterclass
Distinguished pianist Conor Hanick, former Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist and Lecturer 2011-2013, presents a piano masterclass. The event will feature select Music Department piano students and is open to the public.

Paradise Found at the Forbes Library

November 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Forbes Library
20 West Street

What is it about Northampton that inspires poets and artists? Is it the pastoral beauty of Nonotuck? Maybe it is the long tradition of culture and education here, or the impressive history of progressive thought that continues to this day. Or maybe it is just the confluence of characters that makes Northampton a truly interesting place. The recently released volume, Paradise Found is an attempt to capture, through poetry and art, the essence of our amazing community. Join editors Tom Clark, Lori Desrosiers and Oonagh Doherty along others with writings included in the book for a reading at the Forbes Library on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7 PM. The reading is free of charge and open to all. Copies of Paradise Found will be available for sale.

Pelletier/Shapiro Masterclass

November 7, 2014 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Earle Recital Hall
144 Green Street

Soprano Sarah Pelletier and pianist Lois Shapiro will work with Smith College voice and piano students on collaborative performance techniques.
This event is open to the general public.

Holiday Village

November 8, 2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Federated Church
175 Main Street, Route 2

Shoppers, eaters, and lovers of music are invited to Holiday Village on Saturday, November 8. This annual festive holiday bazaar will take place at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont from 10 am to 3 pm. Areas of the village include crafts, baked goods, children’s gifts, pre-loved treasures, and a silent auction. A homemade lunch will also be served. Church members and friends provide live music to entertain passersby. For more information, contact coordinator Nancy Thane at 413-337-8850.

Williamsburg Church Fair

November 8, 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at

The Williamsburg Church Fair offers Antiques, Plants and small trees, Candy table, Cheese Table, arts and crafts of knitted and crocheted items, jewelry, tag sale of make an offer, baked foods and a kitchen serving lunch from 11-2pm featuring clam chowder, sandwiches, hamburgers and pies.  There are raffles of many items.

The Hatfield Book Club Holiday Craft Sale

November 8, 2014 - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at Hatfield Elementary School
33 Main Street

The Hatfield Book Club Holiday Craft Sale

  • Craft Sale
  • Grand Raffle with over 100 prizes /Proceeds to fund School & Community projects.
  • Crafters Auction
  • Bake & Lunch sale
  • Free Admission /Free Parking and Handicapped Accessible


November 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Arts & Industry Building
221 Pine Street

Looking for the perfect gift? Something local, something hand crafted, something really special? Then the Arts & Industry Open Studios and Holiday Sale might be the perfect place for you!

Over 50 fine craft-makers and fine artists, including some nationally recognized clothing designers, jewelers, potters, and woodworkers open their studios to show off their best work. You will find painters, sculptors and a variety of creative people. With four new artists who upcycle, recycle, reuse and repurpose found objects there is something for everyone, adults and children. Find treasures for yourself and those you love. Talk with the artists. Enjoy live entertainment and catered cuisine. Buy direct while supporting our local arts economy.

Arts & Industry, 221 Pine Street, Florence.

Print Fair North @ Zea Mays Printmaking

November 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Drive

PRINT FAIR NORTH 2014 – Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th annual studio sale

Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food truck, and raffle!


Florence, MA – This year marks Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th annual studio sale. Free and open to the public, visitors are invited to view and purchase original fine art prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, and other print ephemera. The sale provides a great opportunity to get an early start on affordable and creative holiday gift shopping.

Live printmaking demonstrations throughout the weekend will feature some of the printmaking techniques taught at Zea Mays Printmaking:


Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 PM: Larinda Meade will demonstrate intaglio etching Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 PM: Joyce Silverstone will demonstrate monotype


The Annual Raffle raises money for the Ruth Chalfin Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to assist artists with the costs of studio workshops. This year’s raffle prizes include art supplies, private lessons and critique sessions with Zea Mays Printmaking faculty, a signed book of Kurt Vonnegut’s drawings (signed by Nanette Vonnegut, who wrote the intro) and gift certificates to ZMP workshops. Visit to see the raffle items online and buy tickets in advance. Winners do not need to be present at the raffle drawing.


Chanterelle To Go ( will be onsite providing refreshments and seasonal food from their farm to table food truck.


Print Fair North hours are November 8 + 9, from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.


Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. We are continually researching exciting new techniques and products. We share this information through our workshops, consultations and private tutorials. We offer workshops in green printmaking processes; access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale and more.

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