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Visit Historic Deerfield This Month

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

From cooking classes, to art exhibits, to the second installment in their free Winter Lecture Series, In Harm's Way: Conflict and Captivity Before the French and Indian War, there's something for everyone at Historic Deerfield this winter.

94th Annual Winter Carnival Keeps the Magic Alive

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Nothing says tradition in Greenfield like Winter Carnival and it returns for its 94th year Friday, February 5th, through Sunday, February 7th. Winter Carnival dates back to 1922 and, since its very beginning, has brought the community together in celebration during a time of year that can be long, cold, and dreary.  2016 will be no exception, with an exciting, jam packed, magic-themed weekend of activities planned.

YouthFilm 2016 Call for Entries

Adapted from a Northampton Arts Council press release:

The Northampton Arts Council is now accepting entries for YouthFilm 2016, part of the annual youth-centric film festival called KidsBestFest which will be presented from February 15th through 19th.  Filmmakers aged 18 and under in the Pioneer Valley area are invited to submit short films (10 minutes or less) for consideration.  All subjects and genres are welcome.  A selection committee will screen the submissions and filmmakers will be notified of results in early February.   Selected films will then be screened at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on February 19, 2016.

Historic Deerfield Doesn't Hibernate

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Don't let winter weather stop you from exploring all that Historic Deerfield has to offer at the start of a new year!  In addition to continuing their popular "Girl Scout Badge Days", Historic Deerfield will commemorate the 312th anniversary of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield with their free Winter Lecture Series, In Harm's Way: Conflict and Captivity Before the French and Indian War.

Holiday Happenings at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

During Heritage Holiday Weekends this month, capture the festive spirit by joining hearth cooks, guides, and educators in a month-long series of traditional seasonal activities. Holiday décor and aromas are sure to set the mood and make your spirits bright!

2 Greenfield Finalists in Baking Contest

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Historic Deerfield is pleased to announce that Jeri Case and Carolyn Engle, both of Greenfield, are among the finalists in this year's Historic Deerfield King Arthur Flour Heritage Baking Recipe Contest, with their "Candy Cane Cookies" and "Raisin-Filled Cookies", respectively.  A great number of submissions were received for the contest, which asked amateur bakers to send in their best family holiday cookie recipe.  The winners will be chosen on Saturday, December 5th, during Heritage Baking Day at Historic Deerfield, by an esteemed panel of judges.

Playground Build Needs Your Help

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department is pleased to announce that we will be installing a new playground, at Newton School, with a community build October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. Volunteers are needed throughout these 3 days to assist with the installation of equipment, construction of timber borders, and spreading of woodchips. Shifts are scheduled from 8AM to Noon and 1PM to 5PM each day.  For safety reasons, children are not allowed at the build site.

Noah’s Ark: Celebrate Animals 2015

Adapted from a Second Congregational Church press release:

On Saturday, September 26th, from 10AM to noon, the front lawn of the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield will resemble an ark complete with live animals, a rainbow balloon arch, music, and many activities for children and families. Crafts will include creating cardboard animals for children to decorate and take home.  Children will also have the opportunity to get their face painted. Entertainment will feature Karen’s Dance Studio companies dancing to animal songs, several local farm animals will be on hand for children to enjoy, and members of the Massachusetts State Police will conduct a demonstration with K-9 dogs.

September Happenings at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

There's something about the first signs of autumn that give a sense of "wiping the slate clean".  From the crisp, cool mornings to the first days of school, autumn brings its own sense of renewal as the long, hot days of summer ebb away.  Here at Historic Deerfield this fall a robust schedule of demonstrations, educational programs, and special events await visitors of all ages.

Reminder: Historical Society Open Houses Sun

Adapted from a Buckland Historical Society press release:

The Buckland Historical Society would like to remind you that, on August 9th, from 2PM to 4PM, they will be holding two open houses to showcase their collections.

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