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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Mutton & Mead 2013 Looking for Local Talent

From a Mutton & Mead press release:

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival seeks Actors, Singers, Musicians and other performers for Shire Cast Auditions,  January 12th & 13th 2013.

Mutton & Mead is a Robin Hood-themed festival held in Montague, MA, at the Millers Falls R&G Club on June 22nd & 23rd, 2013. We will create a medieval shire (Nottingham) & Tavern (The Mutton & Mead Inne), populate it with characters (our Shire Cast), and then tell the exciting tale of Robin Hood through stage and street performances over the course of a day filled with great shopping, great food and great fun!  The festival will include an Armored Joust, a variety of Stage & Street Shows, Historical & Artisan Demonstrations as well as games and activities for all ages.

Psychic Fair to be Held 12/29/12

From a National Spiritual Alliance press release:

The National Spiritual Alliance is sponsoring a Psychic Fair on Saturday, December 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thompson Temple across from the Lake Pleasant post office.

Take a Hike on New Year's Day

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proudly announces the Commonwealth's participation in this year's First Day Hikes. Ringing in the New Year with a brisk walk through a state park is a tradition that started more than 20 years ago right here in Massachusetts at DCR's Blue Hills Reservation.

Music in Deerfield Presents Escher String Quartet

From a Music in Deerfield press release:

A classical music ensemble celebrated for its “dark ambrosial brew all its own” (Boston Globe) and as “one of the top young quartets before the public today” (Washington Post), the Escher String Quartet will be presented by Music In Deerfield and the Smith College Music Department on Saturday at 8:00 PM, December 15, at Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College. Concert Conversations, featuring quartet members discussing the program with WFCR's John Montanari, precedes the concert at 7:00 in nearby Earle Recital Hall.

Arise & Hail!

Adapted from a Greenfield Harmony press release:

On Saturday, December 15th, at 7:30 pm, at All Souls Unitarian Church, Greenfield Harmony will present their annual Holiday Concert.  Led by Mary Cay Brass, the choir will perform songs of joy, health, love, and peace from S. Africa, Cuba, Israel, Macedonia, and the British Isles, as well as American folk and gospel music.

PVSO Holiday Concert December 15th

Adapted from a Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorus press release:

Join the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorus at Greenfield High School (GHS, 1 Lenox Avenue) on Saturday, December 15th, for their Family Holiday Concert at 7:00pm.  The performance will feature holiday favorites, Christmas at the Movies, and Frostiana with the GHS chorus. 

Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

This December, visitors to Historic Deerfield will have several opportunities to capture the holiday spirit by joining Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities, such as open hearth cooking demonstrations and hands-on "Giftmaking," while enjoying seasonal decorations hung throughout the historic Hall Tavern.  In addition, guests can register to have their likeness, or that of their child, "cut to order" by a renowned paper silhouette artist.

13th Annual Holly Berry Craft Fair

Adapted from a Holly Berry Craft Fair press release:

On Saturday, November 10th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than twenty-five vendors will be at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland as part of a benefit for the Rowe School PTP.  The Rowe School PTP is very happy to be able to host this event since a fire destroyed the elementary school in early August. 

Free Irish Dance Lessons

Adapted from a Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance press release:

On Saturday, November 10th, the Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance, 267 Main Street in Greenfield, will celebrate Free Irish Dance Lesson Day.  Ages 3-5 can participate at 9am, ages 6+ at 10am, and teens and adults at 11am.

A Lot Going on at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

November 3, 10, 17, 23-24; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hall Tavern Kitchen

Open Hearth Cooking: Apples---Some homelots on "The Street" in Deerfield included an orchard.  Families relied on a seasonal harvest of the fruit to provide cider, a staple beverage.  Apples were eaten fresh, and were also dried to be used later.  See a variety of familiar and creative apple dishes from early recipes. Included with general admission.

November 3, 10:30 a.m. -4 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern

Coopering with Neil Muckenhoupt.  Included with general admission.

November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-24; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

From Apples to Ornaments:  drop in anytime, History Workshop---From cider to pies to sauce, the bounty of fall apples has many uses.  One way to use an apple is to preserve its fragrance and shape in the form of a pomander. Studded with cloves and fragranced with cinnamon, an apple pomander historically served as a festive and decorative air freshener.  Learn about the uses of apples and spices as you make an apple pomander to take home with you.  Included with general admission.