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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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7th Annual Metacomet District Golf Tourney August 25th

Adapted from a Western Mass. Council Boy Scouts of America, Inc. press release:

The upcoming Metacomet District Scout Golf Tournament supports scouting units in Greenfield.  They'll be accepting registrations until August 18th.

Buckland Historical Society to Hold Open Houses

Adapted from a Buckland Historical Society press release:

On August 12th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Buckland Historical Society will be holding two open houses to showcase their collections.

Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow

From Historic Deerfield:

August 4, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, John Wilson Printing Office

Made-by-Hand - Trades of the Past:  See Letterpress Printing demonstrations with Carl Darrow at the John Wilson Printing Office. Included with general admission.

Open Hearth Cooking: Food and Drink for Celebrations

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hall Tavern Kitchen

In 2012, the Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking Program enters its 25th year of Open Hearth with Kettles service!  To celebrate this special occasion, come and watch open hearth cooks prepare "celebratory" food and beverage.  Come and learn how early New Englanders marked special events like weddings or holidays, even elections, with special food and drink.  Included with general admission.

How Clothes Were Made

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

July 28, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., "Tailoring with Henry Cooke" Made-by-Hand: Trades of the Past

To complement the daily hands-on activities "Fun with Flax: The Seed that we Sew," Historic Deerfield is offering a series of historic trades demonstrations including Tailoring with Henry Cooke. This will be followed by a demonstration of Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow on August 4.  Included with general admission.

Highlights of the Cooks' Garden Walking Tours July 2012

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

July 14, 21, 28, 1-4 p.m., drop in anytime, Cooks' Garden (directly behind Hall Tavern)

Join an open hearth cool to learn about herbs and seasonal vegetables that were used for both food and flavor in the past. Included with general admission.

Laura Siersema Trio to Play 1794 Meetinghouse

Adapted from a Laura Siersema press release:

The Laura Siersema Trio (Laura Siersema, vocals, keyboard/piano; Billy Klock, drums; Wim Auer, fretless bass) will be playing the 1794 Meetinghouse, North Quabbin's Center for the Performing Arts, on Sunday, July 8th, at 4PM.  It's a beautiful spot and one of the best places to hear live music you'll ever experience. 

Flax Dressing Demonstration at Historic Deerfield

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

July 7, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Made-by-Hand: Trades of the Past

To complement the daily hands-on activities "Fun with Flax: The Seed that we Sew," Historic Deerfield is offering a series of historic trades demonstrations starting with Flax Dressing with Gina Gerhard. This will be followed by a demonstration of Tailoring with Henry Cooke on July 28, and Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow on August 4.  Included with general admission.

Fun with Flax: The Seed that we Sew

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

July 1-August 19, 12-4:30 p.m., drop in anytime, History Workshop

This summer we will explore the ancient and versatile flax plant and its many uses.  Today flax is the source for linen thread, cloth and paper, as well as paint, oilcloth, linoleum, ink, and even health foods.  In the past, flax had as many uses too.  It was one of the earliest crops introduced by European colonists to North America, and growing and processing flax was a common part of life in 18th-century Deerfield.  Flax fiber was used to make sacks and shirts, thread for the cobbler, rope for the farm, and bedding, towels and tablecloths for the home.  After a long life in the home, used linen rags were saved and sold for making paper.  See our crop of flax growing in the History Workshop Garden.  Try your hand at braking, scutching and hetcheling last summer's crop and learn about all the steps and tools involved in dressing flax, or turning it into cloth. Make paper from flax fibers, and handcraft a journal to take home.  Included with general admission.

Officials Encourage Residents to Enjoy Locally Grown Blueberries

From a Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

Summer is here, and that means locally grown blueberries are back on the market and ready for picking. This year, Massachusetts is home to 67 pick-your-own-blueberry farms and to hundreds of farmers’ markets and roadside stands.

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