Events

Tilton Library Benefit Art Auction

October 8, 2014 - October 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Tilton Library
75 North Main Street

“The Friends of the Tilton Library are sponsoring a benefit art auction. 38 works by local artists are displayed in the library. Bidding will close at 7 pm at the reception to be held Friday, October 24, 2014, 6-8 pm at Tilton Library, 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373, 413-665-4683.”

Toddler Time

October 15, 2014 - October 29, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Renaissance School
867 North Pleasant Street

You’re invited to attend “Toddler Time” at the Renaissance Preschool! Toddler Time is a fun “pre” preschool experience for older toddlers (22-33 months) and a parent. Enjoy meeting other parents and children in our small preschool classroom on three Wednesday mornings in October.  We’ll provide fun activities for toddlers to explore. Parents are also welcome to visit our larger preschool classroom to meet the staff and observe preschoolers in action.

Toddler Time classes will meet October 15, 22, and 29  from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Visit www.RenaissanceSchoolAmherst.com for more information and call (413)548-9696 to register your child.

Northampton Shelter Sunday

October 25, 2014 - October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Various Locations
Memorial Hall, Main Street

The Northampton Shelter Sunday Coalition needs your help raising critical funds for six agencies serving the hungry and homeless in Northampton on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 2014.

The event happens from 10:00am to 2:00pm at designated collection sites on Saturday, October 25, and 10:00am-4:00pm as a door-to-door canvassing or collection site volunteer opportunity on October 26. Volunteers are needed both days so local non-profit agencies can help the homeless and hungry.

No experience necessary. Don’t want to do it alone? When you call or email to register, you can request to volunteer as a club, student group, or family.

By donating a few hours of your time, you will be supporting the work of the following organizations:  Grace House, Grove Street Inn/ServiceNet, Interfaith Emergency Shelter, MANNA Soup Kitchen, Safe Passage, and the Single Room Occupancy Project

Please share information about this opportunity widely and contact us at 582-9508 or volunteer@northamptonsheltersunday.org to sign up or if you have any questions. More information is also available at http://www.northamptonsheltersunday.org.

Just a couple hours of your time during this weekend could make a difference for your neighbors in need.

Harvest Dinner – St. Valentine’s Church

October 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Parish Hall, St. Valentine’s Church
127 King Street

Harvest Dinner

Date:  October 26, 2014

Time:  12 noon

Location:  Parish Hall of St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA

Ticket Cost:  $15/person

Reservations –  call: the Rectory Office at 413-584-0133 by Oct. 21st

Menu:  Roast Pork and Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Mixed Vegetables, Rolls/butter, coffee/tea/milk and dessert.

 

Halloween Ball

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 1:00 am at Cowell Gym
51 Maple Sts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2014

CONTACT: Diana Hardina, 413-625-9921 or Jane Wegscheider, 413-625-2782

Second Annual Halloween Ball at Cowell Gym
To Benefit Community Organizations

SHELBURNE FALLS, MA — Halloween dancing fools and ghouls will dance their bones off at the Halloween Ball at the Cowell Gym o51 Maple Street in Shelburne Falls on November 1 between 8 pm and 1 am. This fundraiser benefits youth programming from the Shelburne Recreation Committee and The Art Garden, a community art-making space. All are welcome to come support two good causes and have a lot of fun dancing disguised in an outrageous costume. Organizers suggest that you may want to:
Enjoy Oktoberfest beer from Berkshire Brewing Company.
Win a costume contest.
Dance your bones off to the most dancey songs in your lifetime.
Shake your cottontail and swirl your merlot.
Flash your fangs at the photo booth.
Masticate a donut you’ve poked through the hole in your monkey mask.
Sip cider sideways as Soupy Sales while swinging to Salsa with a cider donut.

Admission is $10 and guests under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet at the Vermont Jazz Center

November 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222

802 254 9088
gingervjc@gmail.com
www.vtjazz.org

Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday November 1, 2014
8 pm

Three time Grammy winner, Jeff Coffin is well known to fans of the Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. He’s the saxophonist in both of these genre-defying bands. In the context of the Mu’tet he’s the ringleader, the daredevil saxophonist and composer who guides the Mu’tet on a roller coaster ride of stops and starts, twists and turns. Coffin really understands the marriage between funk and jazz and, like Cannonball Adderley, knows how to measure out just the right amount of hot stuff so that the audience literally cries out for more. Then Coffin delivers, giving generously, conjuring up clever, brilliantly paced arrangements that feature the high level of improvisation of each group member over a groove that doesn’t stop. Plus he’s got a band that absolutely kills it. The Mu’tet features Felix Pastorius on bass, Bill Fanning on trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, and guest drummer, Roy “Futureman” Wooten (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). Jazz Times writes: “Any band that jams like this has earned an exclamation point in the title of its live album…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…(Coffin) enters like a spinning top, corkscrewing his phrases into a tightly wound circle that turns into a cyclone.”
Sponsored by Dave Ellis of Ellis Music and Roger Wilken of Clear Solutions.

Tickets sliding scale $20-40, students $15, available on-line, at door, reserved by phone and at In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro.

$1/extra per MC/Visa ticket

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Speakeasy Toastmasters Open House Invitation

November 5, 2014 - 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm at Elaine Center
20 North Maple Street

Local club gives public speakers confidence and skills

Northampton, MA – November 5, 2014 – Northampton area-based Speakeasy Toastmasters will host our Open House on March 5 at 6:45 pm at the Elaine Center, 20 North Maple Street in Hadley. Join us for this fun free event, and beyond, to our regular meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Students, professionals and community members are welcome to attend.

The benefits of becoming a Toastmaster include:

Developing leadership

Opportunities to network

Improving public speaking

Learning spontaneous expression

Expanding presentation confidence

Advancing writing and memory skills

Increasing listening and effective communication

Most people need to speak well as part of their jobs and in social gatherings. Yet fear of public speaking and social phobias hold people back. At Toastmasters, you can conquer anxiety by giving short speeches on the subject of your choice before an encouraging, fun and supportive group.

About Speakeasy Toastmasters – Part of the nonprofit Toastmasters International, the Speakeasy Toastmasters chapter formed in December 1983 to help local businesspeople, students and professionals alike become more comfortable speaking to groups. Members improve their presentation skills and learn to facilitate meetings through regular practice. Membership is open to the public.

Print Fair North @ Zea Mays Printmaking

November 8, 2014 - November 9, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at Zea Mays Printmaking
320 Riverside Drive

PRINT FAIR NORTH 2014 – Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th annual studio sale

Original prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, live printmaking demonstrations, food truck, and raffle!

 

Florence, MA – This year marks Zea Mays Printmaking’s 10th annual studio sale. Free and open to the public, visitors are invited to view and purchase original fine art prints, artists’ books, cards, editioned wearables, and other print ephemera. The sale provides a great opportunity to get an early start on affordable and creative holiday gift shopping.

Live printmaking demonstrations throughout the weekend will feature some of the printmaking techniques taught at Zea Mays Printmaking:

 

Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 PM: Larinda Meade will demonstrate intaglio etching Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 PM: Joyce Silverstone will demonstrate monotype

 

The Annual Raffle raises money for the Ruth Chalfin Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to assist artists with the costs of studio workshops. This year’s raffle prizes include art supplies, private lessons and critique sessions with Zea Mays Printmaking faculty, a signed book of Kurt Vonnegut’s drawings (signed by Nanette Vonnegut, who wrote the intro) and gift certificates to ZMP workshops. Visit www.zeamaysprintmaking.com/raffle2014 to see the raffle items online and buy tickets in advance. Winners do not need to be present at the raffle drawing.

 

Chanterelle To Go (http://www.chanterelletogo.com/) will be onsite providing refreshments and seasonal food from their farm to table food truck.

 

Print Fair North hours are November 8 + 9, from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Free and open to the public; all ages welcome.

 

 

Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, gallery, educational facility and research center dedicated to the safest and most sustainable printmaking practices available. We are continually researching exciting new techniques and products. We share this information through our workshops, consultations and private tutorials. We offer workshops in green printmaking processes; access to our state-of-the-art studio; exhibitions; residencies; prints for sale and more.

“Gallery for a Night” Friends of the Greenfield Public Library Annual Fall Event

November 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Ristorante Terrazza at the Country Club of Greenfield
244 Country Club Road

The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library will be hosting their Annual Fall Event “GALLERY FOR A NIGHT” at the Terrazza Ristorante at the Country Club of Greenfield on Saturday, November 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm. The event will be catered by Terrazza Ristorante. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door or prior to November 8th at the Greenfield Public Library. There will also be a cash bar.
The Friends plan to bring together a wonderful collection of original art, photography, prints, pottery, woodwork, stonework, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, gift baskets, unique bird houses, and illustrated children’s chairs, all created by New England artists and artisans as part of our Silent Auction. The raffle winner of either a Hale Johnson framed print or a quilt designed and handmade by Marjorie Reid will be drawn. There will be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at the event.
The Annual Fall Event is an important fundraiser for the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. The sale raises money for library enrichment programs such as the Homebound Delivery Program, the Poets Seat Poetry Contest, Adult Book Groups, and ALL of the Children’s Programs. The event provides an opportunity to support local artists and artisans while helping the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library continue to maintain the enrichment programs and services that make our library such a special place – with good food, drink, and company!
We are excited to share this evening with our community and appreciate all you do to support our library.

Northampton Fire Department Information Sessions – #2 of 3

November 12, 2014 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz St.

The Northampton Fire Department will be conducting three (3) programs for seniors age 55 and older.

See below for details.

 

WHEN/TOPICS:

Wednesday, November 12th at 10:00 am – “Learn how to use a fire extinguisher”

WHERE:       Northampton Senior Center

67 Conz St.

Northampton, MA 01060

 

FEE: Free to seniors age 55 and older

 

Call the Northampton Senior Center at 413-587-1228 to register.

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