Rob Fletcher’s Tribute to Chet Baker

September 6, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Loft
1 Atwood Drive

Vocalist Rob Fletcher and flugelhorn player Ed Brainerd will perform a special night of music associated with trumpet player and vocalist Chet Baker, icon of Cool Jazz, on Saturday, September 6 at 7 P.M. at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel. Rob and Ed will be joined by Jim Argiro on piano and Wayne Roberts on bass.

Barre Woman’s Club Flea Market on the Common

September 13, 2014 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at The Barre Common, Barre, MA
South st

The Flea market on the common is sponsored by the Barre Woman’s club and the event supports a scholarship fund for women attending college.  There will be a variety of vendors selling antiques, attic treasures, crafts and more.  There is a $20 registration fee for vendor space.  The rain date will be September 14th 10am-3pm.

Happier Valley Comedy Show

September 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new monthly improv comedy show featuring Valley favorites The Ha-Ha’s and this month’s special guests from Boston and New York, “Girls Night Out.” Plus opening act, stand-up comedian Josie Leavitt. Get tickets for only $7 on the Save 30 Store!

Soak up the Rain: A Demonstration Workshop for Homeowners and Businesses

September 20, 2014 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at

Come learn how to better manage rainfall at your home or business.  Workshop presenters include Landscape Architect Thomas Benjamin, Ecological Designer Keith Zaltzberg, and Stormwater Specialist Patty Gambarini.  The workshop will cover a range of techniques appropriate for residential and commercial sites, including: rain gardens, cisterns, and porous pavers.  The workshop is brought to you by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and Connecticut River Stormwater Committee under contract with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1.  Register by September 16th with Patty Gambarini at or 413-781-6045.  Visit to see the workshop agenda and learn more about stormwater management practices in the Pioneer Valley.

The Ha-Ha’s Wow Warwick

September 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Warwick Town Hall
12 Athol Rd

Improv comedy show for the whole family! Admission is free though donations for the Warwick Arts Council gratefully accepted.

T.S. Monk Sextet at the Vermont Jazz Center

September 20, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

T.S. Monk Sextet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8 pm

T.S. Monk is a drummer, and heir to his father, Thelonious Monk’s legacy.  He  plays his own great music while paying homage to the immense contributions his father made to the music.

T.S. is co-founder and chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, one of the world’s most highly regarded schools and jazz competitions.

The Monk Institute’s impact extends globally in collaboration with UNESCO, with the celebration of International Jazz Day facilitates  thousands of performing and educational activities.

T.S. Monk’s performs with his well-oiled, hard-driving, hard-bop sextet comprised of New York’s first call talent,  including his tenor player of many years, Willie Williams.

$20-40 sliding scale admission, $15 students. available at door, on line, reserved by phone, and at In the Moment Records, Brattleboro VT.

$1 per ticket extra on MC/Visa orders.

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

Brattleboro VT 05301

802 254 9088

Forbes Library Wine Tasting

September 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Forbes Library
20 West Street (Route 66)

Friends of Forbes Library Wine Tasting Event

Will be held at the Forbes Library, on 20 West Street in Northampton, MA

September 26, 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Tickets ($25 each) are available

  • at the library main desk,
  • using PayPal from the library website:
  • or from Liquors 44 on King Street in Northampton.

Library hours are

  • Monday and Wednesday, 9am – 9pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday 1pm – 5pm
  • And Friday 9am – 5pm

The evening includes tasting of wines, beers and sake, delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by area restaurants and the Friends of Forbes, and live jazz music.

The evening also includes a raffle with several exciting prizes. Last year a range of prizes included from golf rounds to concert tickets donated by local friends and organizations. All proceeds from the event go to benefit Forbes Library.

For more information, contact Lisa at Forbes Library, 587-1017


Concert: Bach to Baghdad

September 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at

The concert, featuring internationally acclaimed musician Peter Blanchette, was inspired by the famous Christmas Truce of WWI when Vedran Smajlovic, the”cellist of Sarajevo”, took his cello to perform amidst the rubble and terror of the war zone created by the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. It was also inspired by Dr. Salma Al-Hadad, Director of the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Children’s Welfare Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, whose powerful antidote to frustration has been to play Pavarotti on her cell phone.

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