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Monday, June 24th - August 16th
Gill-Montague Regional School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service, Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:
Tuners Falls High School [6/24 - 8/16] Breakfast 8-9am, Lunch 11am-12pm
Sheffield Elementary School [6/24 - 8/16] Breakfast 8:30-9:30am, Lunch 12-1pm
Unity Park [6/24-8/16] Breakfast 8:30-9:30am, Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm
Erving Elementary School [7/1 - 8/9] Breakfast 8:30-9am, Lunch 12-1pm
Brick House Community Resource Center [6/24 - 8/16, Mon-Thurs] Lunch 1-2pm
Montague Catholic Social Ministries [6/24 - 8/16] Lunch, 11am-12pm
Now thru Saturday, August 10th
Turners Falls photographer Peter Alan Monroe, an old-school darkroom photographer, has a new exhibit titled “Signs [Volume I, 1977-2015],” on display now at The Greenfield Gallery. “Signs” is a collection of new and vintage prints gathered under the theme of signage. The exhibit offers a glimpse into Monroe’s vault, bringing to life images that have never been printed before. This exhibit will be on display at The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main Street, now through Saturday, August 10th.
Thursday, July 18th
The Co-op Concert series is hosting its next concert at Energy Park on Thursday, July 18th at 6pm. The show will feature Stephanie Marshall and Emily Muller, Sheryl Stanton, as well as Orlen, Gabriel & Avery. Bring a blanket, chair, and picnic, relax with family and friends, and enjoy a free concert! All shows are presented by the Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, a non-profit of over 40 musicians, supported by local businesses Mesa Verde and PV Squared, and grants from many Franklin County Arts Councils with funding from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Saturday, July 20th
Learn about edible perennial gardening and landscaping with naturalist John Root on Saturday, July 20th at the Great Falls Discovery Center! The presentation will take place from 1-2:30pm in the Great Hall. Find out how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants, for harvest of fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Participants will learn how to establish and care for these plants using organic methods of cultivation, and nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants will be discussed as well. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.
Monday, July 22nd
Relive the Summer of ’69 on Monday, July 22nd at 6pm at the Greenfield Public Library. Join local presenter Barry Deitz for a tour of the events of the Summer of ’69, from Woodstock to the Moon Landing, Slaughterhouse Five to The Godfather, and Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider, Led Zeppelin, and Tommy. This program offered as part of the GPL’s Adult Summer Reading Program, is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and is free and open to the public.
Monday, July 22nd
Mary McClintock, from Community Action, will be answering questions about the new website Look4Help, A Public Resource Directory, on Monday, July 22nd from 1-3pm at the Greenfield Public Library. This program of Community Action Pioneer Valley is a free, web-based public information service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Look4Help serves the residents of Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin region of Western Massachusetts.
Thursday, July 25th
The Co-op Concert series is hosting its next concert at Energy Park on Thursday, July 25th at 6pm. The show will feature Kathy Sylvester and Joe Pod, and The frost heaves and hales. Bring a blanket, chair, and picnic, relax with family and friends, and enjoy a free concert! All shows are presented by the Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, a non-profit of over 40 musicians, supported by local businesses Mesa Verde and PV Squared, and grants from many Franklin County Arts Councils with funding from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Saturday, July 27th
The Greenfield Public Library is hosting Local Author Talk at 10am on Saturday, July 27th. Join local author Theodore Cromack for a reading and discussion of his new novel, ‘Hole in the Mountain,’ which tells the story of the tunnelers who built the Hoosac tunnel in western Mass, the longest tunnel in North America when it was completed in 1873. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
The Fifth Annual “A Summer Day on the Buckland Common” takes place on Saturday, July 27th from 10am to 3pm on the historic Buckland Common, located at the corners of Upper and Cross Streets, Buckland Center, and at venues all along Upper Street! There’s activities for the whole family – kids crafts, book and tag sales, raffles, tours and demonstrations, textile display, lots of vendors, Historical museum, a performance by the Shelburne Falls Military Band, chicken bbq, and much more! Events will be held rain or shine and admission and parking are free. ‘Summer Day’ is sponsored by the Mary Lyon Church, the Buckland History Society, the Buckland Union Cemetery Association, and the Buckland Library.
Sunday, July 28th
Buckland Historical Society is holding two open houses on Sunday, July 28th from 2-4pm. The Buckland Historical Society Museum, 20 Upper Street, Buckland Center, is a former school house which now houses three floors of artifacts and town records.
The Wilder Homestead, a furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a
1779 English barn with a weaving demo on a barn loom, and a shoemaker shop will also be open. Wilder Homestead is located at 129 Rt. 112, Buckland.
The Pioneer Valley Brass will perform a free public concert of traditional and modern music arranged for Brass on Sunday, July 28th at 3:30pm at the Swift River Valley History Society in New Salem. This program coincides with the anniversary of the birthday of Harriett Clary who lived in the Whitaker-Clary House, which is part of the museum today. Birthday cake will be served after the performance. This program is sponsored by the First Universalist Parish of North Dana as the 790th in a series of memorial concerts to further the memory of the Parish, which was forced to leave North Dana for the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir 80 year ago.
Friday, August 2nd (Order by Monday, July 29th!)
It’s lobster roll season at Arcana Chapter No 50 Order of the Eastern Star! Meals include lobster without fillers, chips, and a brownie. Chicken Salad lunches are also available. Lobster Roll lunches cost $12 and chicken salad lunches cost $8. Orders can be picked up (or eat in!) on Friday, August 2nd between 11am and 1pm at the Republican Masonic Lodge Building, 215 Munson Street, Greenfield. Delivery is available for orders of 5 or more meals within a 5 mile radius. To reserve your lobster rolls, please call 413-773-3761 or 413-422-2267 by Monday, July 29th.
Begins Thursday, September 6th (Pre-register now!)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Massachusetts is pleased to offer their NAMI Family to Family Education Program for the fall season, beginning Thursday, September 6th from 6-8:30pm in Greenfield. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, partners, and friends of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and other mental health conditions. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit namiwm.org/events.
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