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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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So Much to Explore at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

There's a lot going on at nearby Historic Deerfield this month.  Bring the family and make a hand-dyed art project or watch as open hearth cooks demonstrate the making of cooling beverages.  You can also attend this summer's free lecture series, Natural Selections: Flora & the Arts.

Location Change for Winter Lecture Series

Adapted from two Historic Deerfield press releases:

Due to a robust interest in the 2016 Historic Deerfield Winter Lecture Series, In Harm's Way: Conflict and Captivity Before the French and Indian War, the March 20th and April 24th talks will be moved to a new venue.  Both events will be held at Garonzik Auditorium, in the Koch Science Center, on the campus of Deerfield Academy.

Explore Historic Deerfield in March

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Learn about art, furniture, history, and even cooking when you take advantage of classes and activities at historic deerfield next month.  Also, don't miss the third installment of Historic Deerfield's free Winter Lecture Series, In Harm's Way: Conflict and Captivity Before the French and Indian War, on March 20th.

Winter Carnival Traffic Advisory

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department would like to remind people that tonight's Winter Carnival Parade of Lights will begin precisely at 6PM, at Newton School, and arrive at Beacon Field around 6:30PM, after winding its way through downtown.  Motorists are asked, if possible, to avoid Main and Federal Streets during the parade.  In addition, spectators should be aware that some streets and parking areas around Beacon Field will be closed.

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.

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