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Wednesday, December 31 1969


It's Giving Tuesday!

Adapted from various press releases:

Many local nonprofits are participating in this tremendous fundraising event.  The United Way of Franklin County, Piti Theatre Company, & Just Roots sent us a few reasons why they should be on your donation list as charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Don't Forget! United Way Auction This Saturday

Adapted from several United Way of Franklin County press releases:

Don't miss the auction event of the year!  Join live auction emcee State Representative Paul Mark for a wonderful evening of art, leisure items, and gifts from the Pioneer Valley and beyond at Greenfield Community College on Saturday, November 21st, starting at 6:30PM.

Arts & Crafts Fair Sunday at All Souls

Adapted from an All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church press release:

A collection of lovely arts and crafts pieces will be sold at All Souls Church this Sunday, November 15th, from 1PM until 4PM.  There will be photographs, prints, paintings, garden art, baby clothes, knit wear, afghans, and many other interesting items.  Coffee, tea, and cookies will be offered for on-site munching and additional cookies, cakes, and pies will be available to take home as part of an accompanying bake sale.

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.

Help Say Farewell to United Arc's Ed Porter

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

On August 26th, from 4PM to 7PM, at Terrazza Ristorante, The United Arc invites the community to say "Bon Voyage" to its executive director after 39 years at the post. Ed Porter, who has served The United Arc since 1976, performed a variety of roles over the years, as programs offered by the organization expanded and adapted to the changing needs of the intellectual and developmental disability community. He leaves The Arc after completing a long-awaited move of its administrative offices, Franklin Family Support Center, and Positive Parenting Resource Center to Avenue A in Turners Falls.  Terrazza Ristorante is located at the Country Club of Greenfield, 244 Country Club Road, and no RSVP is required to attend the party.

Pipeline Documentary Night

Adapted from a Pipeline Films Event press release:

Learn more about indigenous resistance to pipelines, and oil and gas extraction, by watching "Resist:  The Unist'ot'en's Call to the Land", "Kahsastenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines", and several other very short documentary films this Saturday, August 8th, at 7PM, at the Montague Common Hall.

Get a Massage, Help a Library!

Adapted from a Living Essence Healing Arts press release:

This Saturday, July 11th, 3 local healing arts practitioners will be offering on-site seated bodywork at several area libraries to raise funds for those organizations as well as awareness of the benefits of bodywork.  In exchange for a relaxing, refreshing, 15-minute seated bodywork session, the public will be asked to make a $15 suggested donation to the library they visit.  These events are part of EveryBodyDeserves a Massage Week, sponsored by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), the nation’s largest massage therapy and bodywork professional membership organization.

Congrats Greenfield! Playful City 4 Years in a Row!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

For 2015, Greenfield is being honored with a KaBOOM! Playful City USA designation; the 4th time the town has won this award in as many years. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. The Greenfield Recreation Department strives to provide unique play opportunities for the community, from its annual Winter Carnival to the recent grand opening of Greenfield’s first ever Splash Pad, to the upcoming renovation of Green River Park.

Greenfield Harmony Concert to Feature Gospel Virtuoso

Adapted from a Greenfield Harmony press release:

The 80-member Greenfield Harmony chorus will perform an eclectic concert of world music on Sunday, May 31st, at 5PM,  at Wesley Methodist Church (98 N. Maple St.) in Hadley.  This multi-generational choir, led by Mary Cay Brass, sings a thrilling variety of community-based music from many diverse cultural and musical traditions.

No Longer All COOPed Up!

Adapted from a COOP Concerts press releases:

Now that warm weather has arrived, the 11th season of Coop Concerts at Greenfield's Energy Park (50 Miles Street) can begin.  This free series has been a favorite Thursday evening gathering of Franklin County's music lovers since the park opened in 2004 and offers a comfortable setting that draws in people of all ages.  Musical styles include folk, country, string bands, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, comedy, rock, pop, and Zydeco.