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Wednesday, December 31 1969


A Season of Thanks

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Historic Deerfield explores traditions of Thanksgivings past with "Season of Thanks", Saturday, November 29, and Sunday, November 30.  Visitors looking to take a break from their after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping can enjoy demonstrations from our hearth cooks preparing traditional Thanksgiving dishes, bark-basket-making with Narragansett descendant Jennifer Lee, and a lively re-enactment from the Society of the 17th Century.

Upcoming Events at Boswell's Books

Adapted from a Boswell's Books press release:

New York Times best selling, and Pulitzer Prize winning, author and historian Joseph Ellis will read from his newest book, "Revolutionary Summer", on November 14th and Boswell's annual Family Game Day will take place on November 17th.

November Great Time to Visit Historic Deerfield

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

Historic Deerfield's November calendar is packed full of interesting events and activities for all ages.  Highlights include: a salute to veterans---with a special exhibit and free admission for active military, veterans, and their families---on the 9th; a 3 day decorative arts forum November 15th through 17th; and Season of Thanks presentations at the end of the month.  To find out more about all the events taking place at Historic Deerfield in November, please click the READ MORE>> link.

Halloween Event for Young Children

Adapted from an All Souls Church press release:

Greenfield's All Souls Church will be hosting "Enchanted Kingdom", an alternative to scary haunted houses, on Halloween night from 4-7pm.  Though this event is perfect for children ages 3-10, the whole family will enjoy exploring the interactive fantasy play spaces Magic Castle, Fairy Princess Garden, Elf Forest, and Under the Sea.

Calling All Crafters!

Adapted from a The Arbors at Greenfield press release:

The Arbors at Greenfield is now accepting vendor applications for their Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale to benefit TRIAD, Meals on Wheels, and FCHCC Winslow Wentworth Congregate Living.  This year's event will take place on November 16th, from 9am to 2pm.  Please call (413) 774-4400 to have an application mailed to you or come by the Arbors' front desk between 8am and 8pm to pick one up!

Museum Season Ends Sunday

Adapted from a Museum of Our Industrial Heritage press release:

For the last day of their 2013 season,  the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage (MOIH) in Greenfield will be open to the public on Sunday, October 27th, from 1-4PM, with free admission.  At 3PM, light refreshments will be served and guests will be invited to join in a conversation about directions for the future.  Visitors will be asked, "What can MOIH do to link the past, present, and future of Franklin County?"  The goal is to keep raising awareness of our area's living industrial heritage, even in months when the museum is closed.

Another Busy Weekend

In addition to the Greenfield Annual Word Festival, Double Take Fringe Festival, and One Minute Fest Greenfield taking place in town, several other interesting things will be going on in nearby communities.  During Pumpkin Fest in Turners Falls on Saturday, the nonprofit Friend to Friend will be staffing a booth to raise awareness and much needed funds; on Saturday night, the Pioneer Valley Symphony will begin their season; Archaeology Days will go on both Saturday and Sunday at Historic Deerfield; and the Orange Republican Town Committee will have another petition drive on Monday night.

Seussical the Musical Comes to the Shea

Adapted from an Arena Civic Theatre press release:

The Arena Civic Theatre proudly presents Seussical, the musical, written by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, in October with two evening shows on Fridays, October 18th and 25th, at 7:30 PM, and three matinees on Sunday, October 20th, Saturday, October 26th, and Sunday, October 27th, at 2:00 PM. Please note there is no performance on October 19th, due to the Turners Falls Pumpkinfest.

Author Dan Cerow to Read at Boswell's Books

Adapted from a Boswell's Books press release:

On Thursday, October 10th, at 6:30 PM, at Boswell's Books in Shelburne Falls, author Dan Cerow will discuss his fascinating and provocative book, "When the Dragon Wore the Crown".  When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago, they saw a huge dragon circling ceaselessly above them.  In his book, Cerow takes us from 7000 BC to classical astronomy in 200 AD, following the mythology of various cultures as it evolves into modern astronomy.

Noah’s Ark: Celebrate Animals!

Adapted from a Second Congregational Church press release:

On Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 a.m. 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 hold in a 11:45 a.m. parade through the Farmers’ Market.  Children will also have the opportunity to make face masks and puppets. Entertainment will feature Karen’s Dance Studio companies dancing to animal songs, Old MacDonald’s Minstrels performing animal themed sing-alongs, the 4-H club will bring several animals for children to enjoy, and members of the Massachusetts State Police will conduct a demonstration with K-9 dogs.