Thurs., Oct. 22, ’20 2pm Everyday Ableism: Disability Through Social Justice Lens
Disability Services at UMass/Amherst is sponsoring an event:
EVERYDAY ABLEISM: Disability Through A Social Justice Lens
Facilitator: Amanda Kraus, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Campus Life at the University of Arizona, Amanda Kraus will lead an interactive presentation aimed at indentifying pervasive disability stereotypes and microaggressions. Dr. Kraus will help participants explore how these perspectives inform their personal and professional behaviors and attitudes.
Disability Services at UMass/Amherst is sponsoring an event:
Structural Obstacles to Holistic Disability Support in Higher Education
Amanda Kraus, Ph.D. is facilitating.
How can existing resources and systems create a more inclusive and holistic model of support for students with disabilities? Moderator Dr. Amanda Kraus will facilitate a panel discussion with faculty and disability services professionals exploring the topic of holistic disability support in higher education. The panel will explore topics such as funding, disability identity, campus culture, faculty perceptions and disability stigma.
Panelists include: Jamie Axelrod, Laura Rauscher, Ezekiel Kimball and Ashley Woodman.
JACK & JILL PARTY / April 4, 2020 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
To Celebrate the upcoming wedding of Rachelle Blais & Chris Cehlar
Portuguese American Club, 149 Exchange Street, Chicopee, MA 01013
Tickets cost $20/ea and includes food, music and open bar of beer and wine. Tickets must be bought in advance in order to tell the Caterer how many people are coming. A group of 8-10 can request a reserved table.
This is not a gift giving event.
There will be lots of raffle baskets to take a chance on including but not limited to: Tickets to a Red Sox/Yankee Game; Large Screen TV and a grand prize One Week Vacation in Orlando, FL (not including airfare).
Please share this post with anyone you might know. Tickets can be purchased by calling Lorie at 413-387-7062 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's looking to be a fun time and we hope you can come!
I am booking my annual holiday fresh green wreath workshops
~It’s always a fun time. Invite your family & friends, co-workers and clubs.
Please select a time and let me know how many plan to attend with you & what date & time slot
Please email ASAP, slots are filling up fast!
The cost is only $20 and includes all materials (bow, fresh greens, frame, wire and use of clippers).
Feel free to bring anything you want to embellish your wreath with. glue gun available for use. Garden gloves - I have a few pairs but bring your own if you want them
Sat 11/30 12 noon
Sun 12/1 3 pm
Fri 12/6 6 pm few spots left
Sat 12/7 3:30
Some of you may know my daughter in law and some may not. Mandie Ryan is one of the strongest people I know. She’s been fighting an aggressive cancer called Synovial Sarcoma for 4 1/2 years now. Through some of the Strongest chemotherapy available 61 rounds of radiation and seven surgeries she has continued Stay optimistic and live life to its fullest.But now with her second surgery this year on top of weekly clinical trial rounds since January in Boston things are getting tight. So in order for her and my son to make it through this difficult time with the oncoming holiday season I am asking for any help from the community every little bit anyone can donate will help seeing as for now the treatments have no end date.
Hannah’s Ride: Memorial Bike Ride & Community Event
When:Sunday, October 6, 2019 (rain date: October 13), 8 a.m. –4 p.m. (ride starts at 10:30 a.m.)Where:39 North University Drive, Amherst, MA (UMass Amherst, Lot 33)
Who:UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT)
Description:Bike riders and non-bike riders alike are invited to the first-ever “Hannah’s Ride,” put on by UMass Amherst Information Technology! Registration is open for the special 17-mile bike ride created to honor the life of former UMass Amherst student and IT student worker, Hannah Frilot, and to help grow the scholarship set up in her memory. Riders can register online at www.umass.edu/it/hannahs-ride or in-person the day of the ride between 8 –10 a.m. For those who aren’t up for a 17-mile ride, you’re invited to take part in the festivities! There will be plenty of food, raffles, an art auction, and more throughout the day!
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FrilotFund/
Admission: $30.00 Includes: Appetizers - Full Buffet w/ desserts - K-9 Demonstrations - Door Prizes -
Lots of Freebies - Raffles - Auction - DJ - Free Shelter Logo Glass w/ the
purchase of any beverage.
Hadley Mothers Club will be having there annual recycle day this Saturday April 27 from 8am-1pm at the Hadley Elementary School.
IS SPONSORING OUR14THANNUALRECYCLING DAYAPRIL 27, 2019; 8am-1pmHADLEY ELEMENTARYSCHOOL PARKING LOTRAIN OR SHINESEE LIST OF FEES FOR DISPOSAL ON BACKFREEDISPOSAL OF:cell phones, printer cartridges, household alkaline batteries, eyeglassesPick up available,additional fee charged:call Denise at 413-695-0385*Bring clothes, shoes, sneakers, belts, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, stuffed animalsfor collection Most Holy Redeemer St.Pauly Mission.*6thGrade Class HES will be running Can and Bottle driveBring non-perishable food itemsfor the Hadley Food PantryWe accept cash, checks and credit cards via squarewww.hadleymothersclub.org
LIST OF FEESFEE THAT IS COLLECTED WILL USED BY HADLEY MOTHERS’ CLUB TO FUND VARIOUS PROJECTS
AIR CONDITIONER$20,BBQ GRILL$15,COMPACTORS$15,COPY MACHINES$15,CPU’S , computer tower$10,DEHUMIFIER$10,DISHWASHER$20,DORM FRIDGE$15,DRYER$20,FREEZERS$25,MICROWAVE OVEN$10,MONITORS, computer screens$10,MOWER, PUSH$15,MOWER, RIDE ON$25,PROPANE TANKS$10,TELEVISIONS CONSOLES$20,ALL OTHER TV’S$15,REFRIGERATOR$25,STOVE$20,WASHING MACHINE$20,BATTERIES(car), TIRES,VACCUMS, FILINGCABINETS,VCR’S, TELPHONES, WEEDWACKER, CAMCORDERS, FAX,SEWING MACHINES, PRINTERS, LAPTOP$5,
For more information please call, Denise Devine 584-1859 Thank you for your support!!!Sorry-we can no longer accept matressses
Lake House For Rent Near Saratoga
Private 5 acre getaway on a quiet lake in NY. Located near Saratoga, Lake George and the Adirondacks, it’s about a 2 hour drive from Greenfield.
Lovely year round home with living room and dining area overlooking the lake. Also located on the first floor is the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and laundry facilities. Second floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Walkout basement with glass doors facing the lake, couch, pool table and bar area
Golfing: A dozen golf courses nearby.
Fishing: Summit Lake, Cossayuna Lake or the famous Batten Kill River.
Horse Racing: Saratoga Racetrack during the summer & year-round Harness racing.
Saratoga Performing Arts located about 35 minutes away.
Adventures: Saratoga Casino & Raceway Simulcast wagering, Lake George, hike or drive Prospect Mtn., Six Flags/Great Escape & indoor waterpark, Santa’s Land, mall outlets & more.
Famous sites: Ft. William Henry, Ft. Ticonderoga, Battle of Lake George and Saratoga Battlefield.
For more information, call Rich at 413-665-5580.
posting for a relative, please contact them. Thanks.
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show
Feb 23, 2019 - 9 to 5
Feb 24, 2019 - 10 to 4
Location: Smith Vocational School (Rt9, Locust St.)
Northampton MA 01060
$5 0 Kids under 12 Free
Displays, Talks, Vendors -
come ask advice from the local experts!
Hope to see you there
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:45 am to 2:15 pm
Location: Frontier Regional High School - 113 North Main St., South Deerfield, MA
17 workshop topics to choose from plus keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Rich, speaking on What Every Gardener Needs to Know About Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Marketplace with locally produced offerings
Bees, Butterflies and Bounty...The latest BUZZ in gardening!
Saturday, March 30, 2019
8:40 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Holyoke High School - 500 Beech St., Holyoke, MA
Featuring 18 Gardening Workshops
Gardeners' Favorites Book Sale
Q&A - Marketplace
Raffle - Soil Testing
Strength Your Garden Skills
Saturday April 6, 2019
8:45 am - 2:15 pm
Location: Lenox Memorial Middle & High School - 197 East St., Lenox, MA
Choose from 15 garden topics
Enjoy a Garden Raffle, Glove Sale, Plant Sale from Blossoming Acres, Southwick MA, Used Book Sale, and Environmental Experts to Answer Your Questions!
Come join AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - with LIVE MUSIC tomorrow / Friday evening!
Think GLOBALLY, dance LOCALLY. Slip on your dancin’ shoes - everyone’s invited! AIFD presents PANHARMONIUM, @ the Unitarian Universalist (N. Pleasant & Kellogg Streets), Amherst, Friday, February 1, 7:30 start; LIVE MUSIC 8-10 pm.
Folk dancing’s for everyone - we celebrate and welcome the kaleidoscope of all cultures! Bring friends, meet new ones, enjoy live music with a smorgasbord of harmonies & rhythms from far and wide (Balkans, Eastern Europe, & Middle Eastern). Join simple line/circle dances; try more complex pieces at your own pace. Shall we play a Hungarian lullaby, Greek drinking song, Romanian cradle dance, Russian Troika, or Armenian love song for you? Just ask! We take requests for our 2nd set.
Beginners welcome; no partner required. Donations appreciated. AIFD holds weekly Friday dances (with recorded music), and LIVE music typically on First Fridays. For holiday/weather/location info, go to amherstfolkdancing.org
Magical Shutesbury Holiday Shop returns for its 7th year!
December 7, 6-9 pm; December 8, 10-8:30; December 19 11-6
Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room
282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA
his fabulously magical three-day event transforms the Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room into a veritable wonderland of handcrafted gift-giving options! This year the shop features an affordable array of work from 40 local artisans, artists, crafters, authors and musicians. An amazing selection of options for all celebration!.
Now in its 7th year, the Shutesbury Holiday Shop is known for its incredible inventory of extraordinary and affordable handmade gifts. There will be beautiful jewelry, quilts, ornaments, food (fudge, jam, maple syrup, honey), soap, handmade bags, tie dyes, wind chimes, baskets, books by local authors, health and wellness products, music & storytelling CDs, woodcrafts, mushtache cups, fiber art (knit, crochet, woven, sewn, organic, plant-dyed), therapy pillows, photography, fine art cards & prints, tea, stuffed animals, and more to come! Something for everyone! The artisans, artists, authors, musicians, and cooks are all from Shutesbury or one of its bordering towns.
Opening night on Friday 12/7 features a Shop & Dine option with a dinner of Soups & Stews to benefit the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.
From 4-6 pm on Saturday 12/8 there will be a book signing by local authors who work is included in the shop. See FB page and website (listed below) for details.
The Shutesbury Holiday Shop was founded in 2011 to provide a welcoming venue for talented local artists, artisans, crafters, authors and musicians of all ages to show and sell their work and to create a one-stop shopping experience for people who enjoy buying handmade for the holidays. Started by Melinda LeLacheur of Dragonfly Designs it is now run by a volunteer committee of local artisans who work hard to create a warm, wonderful gift shop for the community to enjoy.
It's that time of year again. Hatfield Book Club is holding its' annual craft fair on Saturday, November 10 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Hatfield Elementary School(behind the library) - Main Street - Hatfield. About 75% of the proceeds from this fundraiser go into the school system - a graduation award, funding declamations, National Geographics, band,and arts/music programs with extra funding going to the library, Food Bank, and Council on Aging.
In addition to crafters, there will be a bake sale. Lunch is in the hands of The Smithsonian.
Our raffle has changed this year. The high-end raffle includes a golf package from Crumpin Fox, a hot air balloon ride, an overnight stay at the Old Mill Bed/Breakfast with various gift cards, plus a few others.
Our crafters' raffle and grand raffle are combined with gifts including various gift cards, cash, books from Jane Yolen and Lisa Ekus, tickets to UMass basketball and hockey, merchandise from Berkshire Brewing, candy from Richardson's; in all, approximately 100 prizes
Open Studio Sat. Nov. 10th 10am-5pm
at Leverett Crafts and Arts.
My studio will be filled with colorful and useful pots, and refreshments!
Come and browse and shop hand-made and local.
Lots of mugs, bowls of all sizes, garlic graters, garlic jars, pie plates, sponge holders, toothbrush holders, dip and chip platters, yarn bowls, planters, earring holders, kitchen utensil holders, ikebana, lace bowls and lots more!!
There will be pots for gift-giving or just for yourself!
Fall Studio Sale!
Sat. Nov. 10th 10-5pm
Joy's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts- Left Entrance
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054
Micro-wave, oven, and dishwasher safe pottery!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.