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zygmont - Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 11:33 A
Craft Fair
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

Prizes are no longer random You get to pick.

Hope to see you there.
 
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worldnotes - Fri, Nov 2, 2018, 6:16 P
Leverett Crafts And Arts, Open Studio
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!
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Joy
Fall Studio Sale!
Sat. Nov. 10th 10-5pm
Joy's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts- Left Entrance
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054
413-548-9673
Micro-wave, oven, and dishwasher safe pottery!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.


Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
joypots@gmail.com
www.joyfriedman.com
 
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dmeaton - Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 1:16 P
Open Art Studio This Saturday
Donna Eaton's Open Art Studio
WHERE: 837 Daniel Shays Highway
NEW SALEM, MASS
TIME: 10 AM to 4 PM
Email with questions: artistdme@yahoo.com

Come out and discover all the work I have been painting this year. If you like watercolors
you will enjoy all I've been working on. Loose paintings, Framed paintings, calendars, cards,
painted towels.
 
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jrbean28 - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 4:05 P
Deadline For Dinner Tix 10/28 Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Please note deadline to purchase dinner tickets is this Sunday, 10/28. Dance only tix will continue to be available.


Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Western Night

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THANKSGIVING DAY CHARITY MEAL

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Dr Chicopee

A fundraising fun night of music and line dancing with lessons by Randy Pelletier & the One Eyed Parrot's during the social hour 6:00-7:00pm, a BBQ buffet at 7:30pm including ribs, chicken, corn chowder, potato bar & all the fixins & an ice cream sundae dessert bar with more dancing to the music of King Kountry/Ray Guillemette, Jr. for the rest of the night. The banquet room has 2 dance floors to accommodate all line dancers, swing dancers, and open dancing. Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the annual charity Thanksgiving meal to help offset costs of serving about 3000 meals (sit down and delivered within the community) on Thanksgiving Day.

$30 meal ticket
$15 dance only

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
-Tues & Thurs 7-9pm in the lounge
-Daily at the Castle Banquet Office 413-532-2000
-Online purchase www.eventbrite.com (fees apply)

https://www.eventbri...aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
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LeesaLesenski - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:15 P
Polish Food And Crafts
That is Tomorrow October 27th 9 - 2.
 
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LeesaLesenski - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:09 P
Polish Food And Bake Sale -south Deerfield
Holy Name of Jesus Church - Sat. Nov. 27th 9:00 - 2:00
Bake Sale, Polish Food, crafts, raffle, lunch
Thayer Street, South Deerfield MA
 
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mbparker - Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 5:41 P
For 2018 Trail Run
RAY BROWN MEMORIAL

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Wendell State Forest - Ruggles Pond - Millers Falls, MA
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Run - 9:00 a.m. - Walk - 9:05 a.m.

Runners: PreReg. $30
Race Day Reg. $35
Walkers: PreReg. $20
Race Day Reg. $25

TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL DOG SHELTER

PreReg: www.runreg.com/ray-brown-memorial-9k-for-k9
 
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jrbean28 - Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 10:41 P
Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Western Night

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THANKSGIVING DAY CHARITY MEAL

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Dr Chicopee

A fundraising fun night of music and line dancing with lessons by Randy Pelletier & the One Eyed Parrot's during the social hour 6:00-7:00pm, a BBQ buffet at 7:30pm including ribs, chicken, corn chowder, potato bar & all the fixins & an ice cream sundae dessert bar with more dancing to the music of King Kountry/Ray Guillemette, Jr. for the rest of the night. The banquet room has 2 dance floors to accommodate all line dancers, swing dancers, and open dancing. Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the annual charity Thanksgiving meal to help offset costs of serving about 3000 meals (sit down and delivered within the community) on Thanksgiving Day.

$30 meal ticket
$15 dance only

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
-Tues & Thurs 7-9pm in the lounge
-Daily at the Castle Banquet Office 413-532-2000
-Online purchase www.eventbrite.com (fees apply)

https://www.eventbri...aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
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kmori - Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 9:48 A
Benefit Nfxf Western Mass Wine Tastinng
FUNDRAISER for Western Mass NFXF Fragile X Sunday October 14 from 5-7pm
Esselon Café 99 Russell Street, Hadley MA.
Donation $30 light appetizers and a selection of over 50 wines!
silent auction on site including many local artists works and gift certificates to local businesses.
Come join and support such a great cause! contact Gerry or Denise Devine @ 413 584 1859 westernma@fragilex.org tickets also available @ Four Seasons Rt.9 Hadley.
 
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worldnotes - Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 8:46 P
Fall Pottery Classes Joy Friedman
Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
www.joyfriedmanpottery.com

ADULTS AND TEENS
Monday Afternoons 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 17th - Nov. 12th (no class Nov. 5th)
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome

Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 18th –Nov. 13th (no class Nov. 6th )
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome
AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS

LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING
LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES

TAUGHT BY JOY FRIEDMAN
Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
www.joyfriedmanpottery.com
CLASS FEE: $340 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS, GLAZES, AND FIRINGS
JOY FRIEDMAN is a professional potter
with over 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
who has been teaching students for the past 30 years.
Her approach to teaching is one of gentle encouragement
with a focus on individual creativity and self-expression.
 
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worldnotes - Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 12:35 P
Fall Pottery Classes Joy Friedman
ADULTS AND TEENS
Monday Afternoons 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 17th - Nov. 12th (no class Nov. 5th)
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome

Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 18th –Nov. 13th (no class Nov. 6th )
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome
AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS

LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING
LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES

TAUGHT BY JOY FRIEDMAN
CLASS FEE: $340 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS, GLAZES, AND FIRINGS
JOY FRIEDMAN is a professional potter
with over 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
who has been teaching students for the past 30 years.
Her approach to teaching is one of gentle encouragement
with a focus on individual creativity and self-expression.
 
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:28 P

 
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jailiss - Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 1:01 P
Five College Early Music Program
August 14, 2018

The Five College Early Music Program will be holding its patented Painless Auditions the first week of classes. These are open to students, faculty and members of the community. The relevant information follows. We would be grateful for any publicity you can provide.

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to SING or PLAY in one or more ensembles, including the COLLEGIUM choir, BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE ensembles and VOCES FEMINAE. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. Consider beginning RECORDER, VIOLA DA GAMBA, LUTE or RENAISSANCE TROMBONE! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for MHC, UMass and HC.


Tuesday, September 4:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Room 7 Music Center, Amherst College
Wednesday, September 5:
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Room 210 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Thursday, September 6:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Music Lounge, Hampshire College
Friday, September 7:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Room 103, Sage Hall, Smith College


For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/earlymusic/
 
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karenjhayes - Sun, Jul 29, 2018, 1:08 P
Looking For Someone Drive Cross Country With
Hello,

I have plans to drive my car back to California in mid-August and am looking for someone to travel with. I would prefer someone who is younger, no older than 40, responsible but easygoing to share the ride with. Men are prefered as it would make me feel safer, but i open to female companions, if we get along. Again, this would be for mid august, looking to leave around the 15th. Persons with travel experience, esp across the Midwest is a plus.
Please email jfdzialo@gmail.com or call 413-474-0754 and ask for Julie. I will ask potential candidates to meet in person beforehand.

Thank you.
 
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mbparker - Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 10:11 P
Mutts Need Benefit
The Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter MUTTS IN NEED BENEFIT

August 11, 2018 - starts at 3:00 p.m.

Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club

$25.00 admission: Food, Live Auction, Raffles, Dog Alumni Parade, Door Prizes, Band

Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed at all times.

Cash Bar

For additional information: 413-676-9182

Also Available: New England Clam Bake For 40 of Your Closest Friends Raffle... (separate from raffles above).
Tickets $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Call the number above fro tickets.
 
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dmeaton - Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 4:26 P
Old Home Day New Salem Mass
Hello Everyone,

Many of you know me at Amherst College I am a Watercolor Artist and I will be set up on the Common in New Salem from 10 AM to 3PM on Saturday July 21. Do come by and check out what I have been up to this past year.

www.donnaetonsdesigns.com

Thanks so much, Donna Eaton, 837 Daniel Shays Highway, New Salem, Massachusetts 01355
978-544-7966
 
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Kathy - Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 6:09 P
This Saturday Tag Sale And Art Show Laurel Park Northampton
At Laurel Park in Northampton. Stop by and check it out! Folks will be selling at individual houses (maps provided) and also in dining hall. there will also be arts and crafts at building when you come in to the main gate.
 
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leconnors - Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 9:01 P
Wagging Tails Pet Resort
If you are searching for dog day care, boarding, training, or grooming, I highly recommend the newly opened Wagging Tails Pet Resort in Hadley. https://www.waggingtailspetresort.net

This is my personal review as seen on Yelp and Google:
"Our 9 month old English Cocker Spaniels first visit for some doggy day care, followed by a full grooming went great! Gracie is shy and hasn’t been around many other dogs. She made some new dog friends and had a blast playing with them in the outdoor play area. Then she was completely pampered by the groomer. Her groomer was very gentle, knowledgeable, and did an absolutely wonderful cut. Thank you Chris for the great experience at Wagging Tails. Gracie will definitely be back for more fun and pampering.”
 
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jailiss - Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 2:45 P
Sarah Clay And The Magic Band 1794 Meetinghouse July
Florence, MA: On Saturday July 14, the 1794 Meetinghouse presents Sarah Clay & The Magic Band. As part of an annual summer concert series at this historic venue, vocalist and flutist Sarah Clay breathes new life into American songs of the early 20th century: Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz.

Clay leads The Magic Band, comprised of Bob Ferrier (guitar), Steve Bulmer (bass) and Ed Brainerd (flugelhorn). “These guys are the best – fabulous jazz musicians!” says Clay. “With just a glance, a gesture, we share ideas wordlessly, sparks fly, and the music is transformed. Simply magical. That’s why I call them The Magic Band. So much fun – we have a blast, and so will you!”

For more information about the 1794 Meetinghouse, visit www.1794Meetinghouse.com. For more information about Sarah Clay, visit www.clayjazz.com. If you would like to interview Sarah Clay or review the show, please contact her at 413-586-9564 (studio), 413-687-3228 (cell) or email sarah@clayjazz.com.
 
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jailiss - Fri, May 18, 2018, 3:47 P
Wgby Asparagus Festival And Chef Spearit Lunch
Join us on the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 2nd for the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and the WGBY Chef Spearit Lunch. The Asparagus Festival is from 10 AM to 6 PM, while the Chef Spearit Lunch is from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Find more information about the Asparagus Festival at http://wgby.org/asparagus, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2092489701004871/ . Find information regarding the Chef Spearit Lunch at https://wgby.org/lunch, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/245823172651797/ . See you there!
 
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lcd628 - Fri, May 18, 2018, 10:55 A
Perennial Plant Sale Saturday, May
Perennial plant sale
Saturday, May 26, 9am to 3pm
256 South East St. Amherst
Lots of different perennials for sale:
Hosta, daylilies, astilbe, sweet woodruff, spirea, hydrangea, coreopsis, mums and much more!!
 
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Dinah - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 6:05 P
Cosby And Comeuppance
JUSTICE.
As a teenager, I had an encounter with Bill Cosby in downtown Manhattan, 1965. Like so many, I was a huge fan. It was when he was still new at TV stardom and possibly not as practiced in the dark "art" of sexual predation as he would become. I was very naive and had more luck than brains - I was not harmed, only creeped out by his predatory behavior toward me.
All these years, I've had no doubt that under that mask of the fun Dad, there lurked a serial rapist. I deeply feel for all the women he did violate over the years, but I am gratified that they finally get - if not their own personal justice, at least some of the validation they've so long been denied. #MeToo!
Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial
https://www.npr.org/...ted-indecent-assault?
 
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lgwozdzik - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 2:38 P
Umass Disability Services #umassgives Campaign
Today (April 26) and tomorrow (April 27) is the day to support UMass Disability Services through the #UMassGives campaign. With your help, we can connect our outstanding students with career opportunities and training so they can best express their talents!

You can donate here!
https://umass.scalef...4514/department/7923

We are also competing with other departments to win the most unique donors tomorrow (Friday, April 27) from 3-4 PM during our power hour. If we get the most unique donations during that hour, we win an additional $2K! Set your reminders now!

Please support us! Every dollar that helps a student find meaningful work helps them, UMass, the employer and us all!

All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you from all of us at Disability Services, UMass
 
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:23 P
Upcoming Events For Tony Vacca
Magdalena Gomez and Tony Vacca: A Full Force Flow of World Fusion Music and Outspoken Words
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA
Globally acclaimed artists, poet Magdalena Gomez and percussionist Tony Vacca, present an evening of world music and spoken word. Senegal, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and the Bronx come together to celebrate the soul’s longing to live a liberated life.
Seating is limited: advance purchase recommended.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase using the following link: http://bingartscente...na-gomez-tony-vacca/

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival: Solo Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Nay Aug Park Scranton, PA
"This public event is to raise awareness for the legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to end cannabis prohibition and free all political prisoners of the war on cannabis. Freedom is gained through growth. This mission needs your support. Please shop the vendors, eat plenty of food & enjoy the day’s events."
Free admission. Info at http://www.penncannafest.com

“Do It Now” and John Sheldon’s “Red Guitar”
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Shea Theater Arts Center, Turner’s Falls, MA
An international exchange of compelling performances. Taking work of inspiring Valley performers to the Fringe festival every August, and bringing back bold and authentic work for local audiences.
Info at http://sheatheater.o...-NOW-Manual-Override

World Rhythms Ensemble: World Fusion, Spoken Words, Exquisite Mayhem
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tony Vacca and Massamba Diop performing together at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA
During the past fourteen years Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca have been bringing together the traditions of their music and the peoples of their countries.
$15 Adv / $20 Door $10 Students/Children 18+
Doors at 7pm
Info and tickets at https://www.gatewayc...vaccaandmassambadiop

Do It Now: John Sheldon, Paul Richmond and Tony Vacca
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 PM -3:00 PM
House Concert to benefit this group’s twelve-day run at The Fringe Fest in Edinburgh, Scotland at 16 Pomeroy Terrace, Amherst, MA
 
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 1:07 P
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “under The Influence African Art” Fine Arts Center Lobby, Umass Amherst
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “Under the Influence of African Art”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Lobby, UMass Amherst

5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags by Fred Wilson winds down on April 19 with a celebration of this innovative year-long exhibition. Visitors will move through the Fine Art Center and the UMCA galleries to experience a series of distinct performances inspired by the exhibition: music from renowned local percussionist Tony Vacca, a performance by actor Kymberly Newberry, an original dance, "Alyma", choreographed by Molly Christie Gonzalez and performed by students from the UMass Dance Department, and a performance by the master storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss.

Featuring performances by Tony Vacca, Onawumi Jean Moss, Kymberly Newberry, and UMass Dancers
 
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