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Monday, November 25th – Saturday, December 21st
Now through Saturday, December 21st, The Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 15 Thayer Street, South Deerfield, is selling frozen cheese, potato and cheese, and sauerkraut pierogi. To arrange a time for purchase and pickup, please call 774-3800 or 665-4471 or stop by the church on Saturdays between 9am and noon.
Wednesday, December 4th
The Fifth Annual Yuletree Jubilee/Tree Festival at the Balise Toyota Showroom, 1399 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, will feature this year, an evening of dueling artists on Wednesday, December 4th. West Springfield artists Joan Nelson and Jane Barrientos, and South Hadley artist Diane Allen will challenge each other to paint some of the decorated trees on canvas on Wednesday, December 4th between 6 and 8pm. The public is invited to cheer on their favorite artist. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.redthreadnetworkforthearts.org, or visit Yuletree Jubilee on Facebook.
Saturday, December 7th
Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 84 K Street, Turners Falls, is hosting their Saint Nicholas Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th from 9am to 2pm. Featured items include gifts, religious goods, bake sale, Polish food sale, vendors, giant raffle, lunch and much more. Coffee and donuts will be served in the morning.
First Congregational Church of Hatfield, 41 Main Street, Hatfield, is hosting their Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7th from 8:30am to 2pm. Searching for the perfect gift? You’ll find it here. Browse hand-made crafts, angels, nativities, floral arrangements, Christmas décor items, books, white elephant gifts, collectables, jewelry, and much more! Enter raffles for baskets and gifts, and gift cards from local businesses. Grab and Go Lunch will be available as well as bake sale items.
Racial Justice Rising is collaborating with Greening Greenfield to present the finale of Climate Change Theater Action: Lighting the Way on Saturday, December 7th from 10:15am to 12:15pm at First Congregational Church, 43 Silver Street, Greenfield. The presentation will include staged reading of 10 short plays about climate change and Musica Franklin’s youth chorus performing songs about the earth, followed by a talk back session. Themes addressed by the plays include, among others, indigenous rights, land and water right, corporate exploitation, consumerism, individual and collective action, and ancestral knowledge. Admission, parking, and refreshments are free.
Monday, December 9th
Tracey Kellam-Masloski of Community Action Fuel Assistance Program will be at the Greenfield Public Library on Monday, December 9, from 10-12 pm, to answer questions and offer fuel assistance information. Each winter, Community Action helps warm hundreds of Franklin and Hampshire County families. Available to both homeowners and renters, the Fuel Assistance Program helps income-eligible participants afford their home heating expenses. Program eligibility is determined by family size and gross annual household income. The Massachusetts Fuel Assistance Program helps needy families by paying a portion of their heating bills from November 1 to April 30. If you are a Massachusetts resident living on a low or fixed income, you are encouraged you to apply. This information session is free and open to the public.
Elaine Arsenault, of Census2020, will be in the main room of the Greenfield Public Library on Monday, December 9, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, to answer questions, offer employment information, and accept applications. The Census Bureau is recruiting people in Franklin County to assist in the 2020 Census count. You can earn extra income while helping your community; 2020Census jobs provide great pay, flexible hours, weekly pay, and paid training. This information session is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th
Meet in the Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center on Friday, December 13th from 2-5pm to craft bird feeders for our winter friends as part of ‘It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls,’ a RiverCulture event. Which birds will show up at your feeder? What do they eat? Bird feeder making continues the next day, Saturday, December 14th from 11am to 2pm. This event is for all ages.
Saturday, December 14th
The United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St/Rt 10, Bernardston, is holding their next second Saturday roast beef supper on Saturday, December 14th with seatings at 5pm and 6:15pm. Supper includes a delicious roast beef meal, complete with freshly mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and rolls, with fresh-baked pie for dessert. Meals cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Take-out meals will be available for $10. To make a reservation of your preferred seating time or to reserve take-out meals, please call 413-648-9306.
Buckland Historical Society’s beautiful, full color, 2020 Calendar of Robert Strong Woodward’s paintings, titled ‘Portraits of New England’ is now available. Woodward was a New England artist from Buckland, MA, and sold his work to celebrities such as Jack Benny, George Burns, and Robert Frost. This year’s calendar is in a portrait format enabling painting to be featured that do not fit in landscape format. Calendars cost $20 and can be purchased at Andy’s & The Oak Shoppe, Boswell’s Books and Sawyer News, The Buckland Public Library, and online at www.bucklandmasshistory.org .
The Greenfield Public Library is pleased to announce the debut of Book Club in a Box! Choose from over twenty titles and get a box with eight copies of the book and an information binder which includes discussion questions, book review, author interviews, and more. Also included is a club feedback notebook. Let the library know what your group thought of the book! Kits will be checked out to the library card of the person picking up the box. This person is responsible for the return of the box and its contents. Two kits may be checked out at a single time and go out with a six week loan period. Boxes may only be picked up at the GPL and must be returned inside to the main circulation desk during library open hours.
Your car, truck, snow mobile, or camper may be worth more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts Association for the Blind at 1-888-613-2777 for details. This is a free tow, quick pick up, and donations are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit blind and vision impaired persons in Massachusetts.
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