Friday, September 13th
The Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents, ‘Banjo Blue’ on Friday, September 13th from 7-9pm at the Great Falls Discovery Center. Enjoy an evening of blues, early country and traditional music, and even some clogging! Refreshments will be available and the museum will be open during intermission. Suggested donations go to support educational programming at the Discovery Center.
Saturday, September 14th
Load up on books for autumn at the Greenfield Public Library’s Fall Book Sale on Saturday, September 14th! The sale takes place from 10am to 1:30pm at the library. Choose from over 8000 nonfiction, fiction, and kids’ books – something for the whole family! Proceeds for the Friends Book Sales support many library enrichment programs.
This season’s final breakfast for the Orange Historical Society’s Breakfast on the Porch will be Saturday, September 14th from 8-10am at 41 North Main Street, Orange. Proceeds go to defray the cost of maintaining the Society’s three-story home and barn, local history collection and Grout steam automobiles.
Sunday, September 15th
The Enter Stage Left Theater brings alive a family-friendly revival of a WWII-era USO Show with ‘Sing! Sing! Sing!’ on Sunday, September 15th in Athol. This vaudeville-style show includes musical numbers, dance routines and comedy sketches. Featuring 30 songs, 20 vocalists, 10 dancers, and the Point ‘n Swing Big Band as the Les Brown Orchestra, this extravaganza is not to be missed! The show will be held Sunday, September 15th from 2-4pm at Athol High School Auditorium, 2363 Main Street, Athol. The auditorium is handicap accessible. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at Erving Senior Center, Athol Council on Aging, Brooks MacMannis Florist in Athol, or by calling Cindy at 978-828-7665. This show is sponsored by the Athol Veterans Park Development Corp, with support from the Athol Savings Bank. Proceeds from the show will be used to help maintain the Athol Veterans Park as well as for future events and activities that honor the areas veterans.
Monday, September 16th
Tess Champoux of Harmon Personnel Services will be at the Greenfield Public Library on Monday, September 16th from 10am to noon to answer questions and offer employment information. With Harmon Personnel, you can meet top local employers, and can choose from temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire positions. They also provide job readiness training, will help you polish up your resume, and help you interview well.
Even though WordPress runs roughly a third of all websites on the internet, it can be frustrating to deal with. Bring your WordPress problems to a Q&A session with seasoned professional John Paganetti at the Greenfield Public Library on Monday, September 16th at 6pm. Both general questions and specific issues are welcome – expect troubleshooting on the big screen so all can follow and learn. John will help you get your website up and running quickly!
Tuesday, September 17th
The Greenfield Public Library is pleased to welcome filmmaker Craig Dudnick on Tuesday, September 17th at 6pm in the LeVanway Room for the screening of his documentary “Evanston’s Living History.” “Evanston’s Living History” is a compilation of Dudnick’s interviews with members of the Evanston, Illinois African American community, including descendants of Crawford’s family and residents who lived through segregation. The documentary also describes the accomplishments of several prominent black Evanston residents, including Edwin Jourdain, the city’s first black alderman, former police chief William Logan, former fire chief Sanders Hicks and former mayor Lorraine Morton. The documentary has no commentary; it’s power is through first person stories. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 18th
The public is invited to a World War II Commemoration event on Wednesday, September 18th. The event takes place at Childs Cross Road and 373 Greenfield Road (Routes 5 & 10) in the Wapping Section of Deerfield. Any areas WWII Veterans are particularly invited and will be specially recognized. A complimentary beverage hour will be held from 3:30 to 4:30pm and the formal program runs from 4:30-5:30pm with an original 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper from World War II as the featured speaker. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Chris Harris at (310) 729-2745.
Thursday, September 19th
Whately Grange #414 is hosting a Chicken Pie Supper on Thursday, September 19th at Whately Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. Supper will be served at 6pm and includes chicken pie, mashed potatoes, squash, cabbage, salad, and dessert. Meals cost $12 for adults and $6 for children. To make a reservation, please call LaSalle Florists at 665-2653.
Join friends and family for the Power Town History Stroll on Thursday, September 19th in Turners Falls! Meet at 5pm at the main entrance to the Discovery Center and enjoy a walk back in time along the popular Canalside Rail Trail. Join local historian Ed Gregory, Northfield Mountain’s Kim Noyes, and DCR’s Janel Nockleby to discover the rich and colorful industrial history along this scenic paved path. Historical maps and photographs will help bring the sights and sounds of the industrial heritage alive. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Total walking distance is about two miles on flat terrain, and is wheelchair accessible. The program is free, intended for ages 16 and up. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Pre-register at 800-859-2960.
Saturday, September 21st
St. Patrick’s Parish, 80 Main Street, Northfield, is holding a chicken dinner on Saturday, September 21st at 5pm in the parish hall. The menu includes chicken with all the fixings, dessert and coffee or juice. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call 413-498-2728.
The First Congregational Church of Hatfield, 41 Main Street, is holding their annual wood fired chicken barbeque on Saturday, September 21st. Meals will be available for TAKE-OUT ONLY between 5 and 7pm. The menu includes half chicken, baked potato, butternut squash, coleslaw, roll with butter, and spice cake for dessert. Meals cost $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Amy at 413-210-3965 or Mark at 413-247-9624.
Discover nature through story and art at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Saturday, September 21st from 10:30am to noon with Art Naturally! The story book pages from Water is Water by Miranda Paul will be on display in the Great Hall. Try your hand at gel printing and make exquisite mono-prints with oak leaves. This program is for ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults are welcome too!
Do you or someone you know, need a library card? Join the Greenfield Pubic Library as they celebrate “National Library Card Sign Up Month” with a pop-up library at the Greenfield Farmers Market on Saturday, September 21st from 8:30am to noon. Support your local farmers, get a library card, check out a book or movie, and find out what is happening at the GPL this fall!
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