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Zydeco Connection to Play Benefit Concert

Adapted from a Stone Soup Cafe press release:

The next Third Friday Concert, co-hosted by the Stone Soup Cafe and All Souls Church, will be held on September 15th, from 7PM to 9PM, and feature the fun dance music of Zydeco Connection in the church's beautiful sanctuary.  It's a wonderful way to utilize this space, bringing people together through music and community.  In addition, soft drinks will be available on a pay-what-you-can basis so that attendees can stay hydrated as they dance in the aisles and boogie in the pews!

COOP Concerts Coming Soon!

Adapted from a COOP Concerts press releases:

The 14th season of Coop Concerts at Greenfield's Energy Park (50 Miles Street) will begin on May 25th at 6PM.  Since the park opened in 2004, this free community concert series has been a Thursday evening tradition for Franklin County's music lovers, and talented musicians, and makes great use of its comfortable, family friendly, setting.  Musical styles include folk, country, string bands, singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, comedy, rock, pop, and Zydeco.

Glitter Jar Making Workshop

Adapted from a Salasin Center press release:

In honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, the Salasin Center and the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT) are co-hosting a free Self-Care Glitter Jar Making Workshop on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5PM to 7PM, at the RPX (1 Osgood Street) in Greenfield.  Snacks will be provided, all adults are welcome to attend, and pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Lend a Hand in Local Garden

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

It's that time of year again and the Nolumbeka Project is looking for volunteers to help with garden tasks on Saturday, April 8th, and again on Saturday, April 15th, at their Wissatinnewag site in town. Both sessions will run from 10AM to 1PM but if people are willing to stay until later in the afternoon, that would be appreciated.

William Apess, Standing Rock, & the 1833 Mashpee Resistance

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

Author and professor Drew Lopenzina will be giving a free presentation, on Native American history and its connections to today, at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Saturday, February 18th, at 1PM.  Much of this talk will focus on Pequot activist and minister William Apess, who was born in Colrain, the first Native American to write and publish his own book length treatises and memoirs in the 1820’s and 30’s.

Learn More About Fair Housing in Greenfield

Adapted from a The Salasin Center press release:

The Salasin Center has teamed up with the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, a leader in providing public education on fair housing and fair lending issues, to provide the public with a free training session on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4PM to 5PM.  At this event, MA Fair Housing's Margaret Curran will go into depth about the discrimination her organization sees against families with children, due to lead paint.  She'll also briefly cover other discrimination issues and how to address them.

Walkers Take to Streets Again to Prevent Suicide

Adapted from an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) press release:

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable.  More than 350 people are expected to participate in the 2nd annual Franklin County Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on Sunday, October 2nd, at Energy Park in Greenfield.

News from Your Local United Way

Adapted from a United Way of Franklin County press release:

In addition to donations, our local chapter of the United Way is looking for volunteers to read to children and/or become Court Appointed Special Adovocates (CASA) for them.  A new session of the preschool reading program began earlier this month and there will be a CASA information session in town on Monday.

Get Help Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting

Adapted from a The United Arc press release:

The United Arc and Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) are sponsoring two free workshops for parents and professionals to help them through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting process.  "Getting it Done!  Preparing for Your Child's IEP Meeting" will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, in Turners Falls and again on Thursday, October 13th, in Athol.  Guest speaker Ingrid Flory, of MFOFC, will offer strategies to help participants have a productive IEP meeting, contribute directly to the plan, get their concerns addressed, and clearly communicate their vision and priorities.

Learn Healthy Eating Habits

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

In September and October, Baystate Health Dietitian Alicia Walter, MS, RDN/LDN, will be focusing on "Mindful Eating/Learning Healthy Eating Habits of Mind" in the free, monthly, nutrition class that she teaches.  Though geared toward Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients, these sessions are open to the general public.  Each class will be held on a Wednesday, in Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Conference Room C, with 2 choices for timeslot.  Participants can either attend from 10:15AM to 11:15AM or from 11:30AM to 12:30PM.

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