Cultural Survival Bazaar

December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014 - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm at The Shops at Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade
800 Boylston Street

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


A Festival of Native Arts & Cultures from Around the World.

We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their communities, and fair trade.

Shop unique art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, decor, tribal rugs, & much more. Enjoy “world” music performances, meet our guest artisans, travel the world in one place.

Cultural Survival offers several free admission events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct access to thousands of items, handmade by Indigenous artisans from around the world.

Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, to the artisans who made them. Learn about our work in partnership with communities around the world.  Together we work to defend Indigenous rights, lands, languages, and cultures.

For details visit our website at

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Father Christmas Photos

December 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Groundings
7 Main St

Father Christmas Photos
Start a new holiday tradition

Santa Claus as we know him today didn’t exist until the 1950’s, prior to that he wore a long robe and went by the name: Father Christmas. This holiday season Jacki Jacobs Photography will be taking families back to the Victorian Era to meet this jolly fellow and capture the moment with a quick picture.

Our depiction of this historic character is a younger man with a light green and gold dressing gown. He enjoys a good laugh and is a big fan of meat pies and a good wassail. We have set the scene in his quaint cottage with a rustic Victorian Christmas feel. We even have a snowy landscape for some of our additional photo opportunities. Packages and ala carte options will be available should parents hope to purchase prints and products of their little ones for the holidays.

November 29th from noon to 6pm, December 6th and 20th from noon to 3pm, we invite families to come to Groundings at 7 Main Street in Florence MA to have their pictures taken with Father Christmas for $10. We will also be offering mini holiday photo shoots.

We encourage guests to call in advance to make sure everyone gets a chance to be photographed. We believe this event will be as popular, if not more so, than it has been in the past.

·    Please call Jacki at (413) 687-9311 for further details or to book an appointment or email
·    Remember to dress your kids in their holiday best
·    Sorry no pets will be admitted this year due to our location.

Jacki Jacobs Photography: We are a small local business specializing in women’s portraiture and weddings but a few times a year we love to take pictures of the little ones and capture their excitement and joy. After the holidays we will become a permanent fixture at Groundings, and we are excited to kick off our collaboration with this event!

Living Nativity

December 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Whately Congregational Church
177 Chestnut Plain Road

Bring the whole family to watch the manger scene acted out with live animals. Come see Mary and Joseph arrive at the in and the kings and shepherds who journey to see the newborn baby. Join in singing Christmas carols and come inside afterwards for hot chocolate and cookies. This event will take place unless bad weather forces cancellation. Dress warm!

Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along

January 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street

Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along
The Polish Heritage Committee in Northampton is sponsoring a Polish Christmas Carol Sing Along on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Valentine Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA  All friends of Polonia are cordially invited to attend.  The carols will be led by singers from area church choirs.  An afternoon of music and fellowship is surely to be enjoyed by all.  Refreshments will follow the event (in the parish hall of the church).  If anyone has any questions, please call Chris Newman at 413-584-4531 or Bob Gibowicz at 413-586-1079.

40 Years/ 40 Artists

January 21, 2015 - All Day at University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMASS Amherst
151 Presidents Drive

To mark the 40th anniversary of the UMCA, we’ll present 40 Years/40 Artists. The exhibition, opening on January 21, 2015, features artists whose work has been consequential to contemporary art and to society. Many of these artists had exhibitions at our museum at crucial moments in their careers. In recognition of our anniversary, artists have generously donated their work to the UMCA’s permanent collection.

Stepping Out for Autism

January 24, 2015 - 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm at The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road

Community Resources for People with Autism is thrilled to announce our 6th annual Stepping Out for Autism fundraising gala at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 6pm – 11pm.

During this beautiful evening at the Log Cabin, dance to live music with Union Jack, indulge in a delicious cuisine and bid on some incredible silent auction items. Back by popular demand is Dave Madsen from WGGB joining us again as host and auctioneer.   Tickets are $50/each or $450/table of 10. You can purchase tickets by calling Community Resources at 413-529-2428 or by visiting the event website

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