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Dinah - Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 4:31 A
Intl Folk Dance, Live Music Friday
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.
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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.
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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
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geodef - Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 8:31 A
Shutesbury Holiday Shop Dec 7,8,9
There's a slight typo in the link to the website. This should work:
www.shutesburyholidays.wixsite.com/holidayshop
 
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dragonflyzone - Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 9:57 P
Shutesbury Holiday Shop Dec 7,8,9
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.

The Shutesbury Athletic Club is a non-profit community organization located at 282 Wendell Road in Shutesbury, MA. For a complete list of participating artists, artisans, crafters, authors and musicians, please go to www.facebook.com/ShutesburyHolidayShop or www.shutesburyholiday.wixsite.com/holidayshop.
 
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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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karenjhayes - Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 5:07 P
Annual Quest For Bagged Leaves
I have a large bag of mulched maple leaves if you are still looking for leaves.
 
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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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v - Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:58 A
Annual Quest For Bagged Leaves
Wanted bagged leaves for garden. Thanks!
 
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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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v - Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 11:58 A
Looking For Veterinarian Recommendations
Looking for recommendations for a great vet close to Montague area.

Thanks!
 
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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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slsmith - Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 9:28 A
Babysitter
Hello, I am looking for a sitter. it would be nice to have a car, but not necessary. Monday - Friday, 12:30 until 3pm. This will only be until December 1, 2018.

Thank you,
Steph
 
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:35 P
Acupuncture
I'd like to recommend Joanne Ehret. She has been very helpful to me for the treatment of various health challenges, some big, some small. Joanne not only with treats with acupuncture, but also offers Chinese herbal healing. Joanne is passionate about her work, and is also intuitive, compassionate, and delightful. She's in Belchertown, and here's her email:
< jehret2003@yahoo.com >
 
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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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v - Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 5:09 P
Acupuncture
Looking for recommendations for an acupuncturist. Thanks!
 
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srasmuss - Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 9:28 P
Room For Rent
Hi,

My name is Scott, I work at UMass and I'm looking for a place to live. A friend forwarded this listing to me and it sounds great. I've worked part-time at UHS in the BASICS program for over 10 years and am looking for a room/studio with bus access to UMass. The house I'd been living in for several years got sold and the new owners wanted to turn it over to a family. I'm a pretty quiet guy with a passion for nature photography and I'd love to hear from you if the room is still available. You can reach me by replying to this email or by calling me at 413-687-8213.

Thanks,
Scott Rasmussen
 
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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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slsmith - Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 11:22 A
Room For Rent
This is great deal and location.
The location is in Amherst, near the center of town. Nice size room for rent. Cable, internet, your own bathroom. Smoking outside only.
 
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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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cackieann - Sun, Jul 8, 2018, 8:06 P
Acupressure Practictioner
Can anyone recommend an acupressure practictioner in the Pioneer Valley?

Thanks!
 
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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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slsmith - Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 9:59 A
Violin Instructor
Good morning, I am in desperate need for a Violin instructor in the area.

Thank you,

Steph
 
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LindaC - Thu, May 24, 2018, 12:45 P
Electrician
I use Winston Bancroft, his numbers are 413-584-0798 and/or 413-250-6287. He's been our family electrician for over 30 years. He's really dependable and does quality work. I'm not sure how his prices compare because I always call him. I trust him and that goes a long way when we're talking about electrical issues.

Linda
 
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v - Thu, May 24, 2018, 9:20 A
Electrician
Looking for recommendations for an electrician, to rewire an old house. Thanks.
 
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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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Kathy - Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 A
Referral For New Heating System
I need to replace my furnace (propane) and am putting together a few quotes. Any recommendations for someone to use? Any leads appreciated! Best to email me.

thanks!
 
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slsmith - Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:41 A
Young, But Great Talent!
Save The Tour, Benefit show!
Hosted by Gabe Jackson and Hunter Grant
.

Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Waterfront Tavern
Holyoke, Massachusetts

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Come see a great show at the Waterfront Tavern!

Recently PVPA's music department has been planning a tour to VA, and it was swiped out from under our feet due to unfortunate circumstances. But the community has made a massive uproar and began to fund-raise so that the tour can still happen. A large effort has been put in by students to make these benefit shows happen, so come see what music the PVPA ensembles & students are made of. There will also be guest musicians!

A raffle or auction will be in play as well!
Everything to raise money for this trip, donations would be greatly appreciated.

Please come and support PVPA's music dept and the Waterfront Tavern, Wednesday the 28th of March.
 
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Lizza - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 3:59 P
Black Birch Vineyard Wine Tasting Event
The Hatfield Education Foundation is hosting a Wine Night at Black Birch Vineyard in Hatfield.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

A tasting fundraiser featuring local wine, snacks, and great company. Tickets are $20 and may be redeemed for either a sampling of five pre-selected wines or a full glass of wine of your choosing, plus a souvenir glass for you to keep.

Bottles of Black Birch wine will also be available for sale.

Information is available on the foundation's website and Facebook page.
Tickets may be purchased online from the website.

Website: http://www.hatfielde...ndraising/wine-event
Facebook: https://www.facebook...EducationFoundation/

The Hatfield Education Foundation provides support for innovation, creativity and excellence in the Hatfield schools.
 
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 A
Helping Hand
I am posting on behalf of my daughter, Vyanna and friends at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts school with a unique & time-sensitive
request. We are looking for fundraising heroes to help ‘Save The Music’. Specifically: PVPA’s
ambitious music ‘We Came To Play’ music department tour to Virginia happening April 6—
12, 2018.

PVPA’s four music ensembles (Jazz, Rock, Pop and Acapella ensembles) comprised of 65 student
have come together to create one incredibles communal show. Our bags are packed, the hotels
and buses are booked, and we are ready to go. We are already booked to perform three full length
shows in VA, including one at the famous Busch Gardens. We will also be conducting a half-day
workshop at the Waller Mill Magnet Elementary School, where we will teach students about making
music as a group, and then perform for them.

April Tour In Jeopardy Of Being Cancelled!

The beloved head of our music department, Frank Newton, has had a vision of taking our tour
on the road for many years, and took on the huge task of organizing for the past year to make
this vision a reality.

Unfortunately, we were just informed that our major funding source is no longer available.
The entire tour is in jeopardy of being cancelled just two weeks before we’re supposed to
hit the road! Our students have been rehearsing and working non-stop the entire school year to
create this wonderful show. We will NOT give up now. We are determined to save it. That’s
where you come in.

How You Can Be A Music Hero

We are tasked with raising $26,000 in just a matter of days (the bus deposit is due on
Monday, TODAY, March 26, 2018). The good news? We think this is actually possible. The response to
our plight has been swift, and the outpouring of support heartening. We are asking friends,
family, alumni, businesses, benefactors and supporters of students and music lovers
everywhere to donate what they can to the nonprofit ‘Friends Of PVPA’ so our students’
dreams of going on this tour can stay alive.

BECOME A HERO - SAVE PVPA’S APRIL MUSIC TOUR

Your contribution will make an immeasurable difference not only to our PVPA community, but to
our students and the people we will be playing for. All donations are tax deductible, and can be
made through the ‘Friends of PVPA’ via PayPal or credit card.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation? Here’s how:

We greatly appreciate any and all donations to this most worthy cause. You can easily donate
through PayPal or credit card by going to the school’s website.
GO TO: WWW.PVPA.ORG
Click ‘DONATE NOW’ button in upper left hand corner
IMPORTANT! Under ‘Special Instructions ’, please write
‘For VA Music Tour’ to make sure your funds will go directly to our music tour fundraising effort.

You can also send a check MADE OUT TO FRIENDS OF PVPA to:
Friends of PVPA
c/o PVPA
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Note: Please write ‘For VA Music Tour’ in the memo section.

Watch the 2018 ‘We Came To Play’

VA Tour Info Video

Hear directly from our Music Director, Frank Newton who recorded this informational video back in July 2017 as he explains his tour vision. You’ll also see performances from our music department students:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6TZCPSDvE

Thank you SO much for your support. We are grateful for anything you can provide. Your help
will go directly to making our year-long dream of this important musical tour a reality.

Steph

The Students and Parents of PVPA ‘We Came To Play’ Music Tour

PS – If for some reason we do not hit our full $26,000 fundraising goal, please know that funds
that come in for this tour will be used towards a scaled-down-but-equally-exciting performance
opportunity for these PVPA high school music ensemble students
 
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 12:19 P
Super Hero
Hello, I am looking for a cape that a super hero would wear. Adult would be great, the color do not matter.

Thanks,
Steph
 
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mbparker - Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 11:50 A
Fcrds Events
The Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter is sponsoring two events...one in March and one in April

Saturday, March 4, 2018 - Noon - 2:00 p.m. RABIES CLINIC
At the Franklin County Dog Shelter - 10 Shady Lane, Turners Falls, MA
413-676-9182
All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carrier

Service provided by the Brookside Animal Hospital


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Greenfield Savings Bank, Turners Falls, MA
413-676-9182
Leave your dog at home and stop by to ask questions and leave w/ ideas to improve your dogs behavior

Presented by Susan Miller, The Canine Counselor

Please call the Shelter with any questions
Please call the Shelter to let us know if you are attending
 
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:46 P
Wgby Wine Lovers Dinner Sat March 10th
Sit down for a gourmet Irish meal with carefully paired wines Saturday, March 10 from 6–10 p.m. at The Log Cabin in Holyoke — all while supporting public television.

The annual WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner features a seven-course menu carefully designed by a guest chef. This year, the WGBY guest chef is Kevin Dundon, host of the popular PBS cooking show, Modern Irish Food. Dundon will be present at the dinner to help explain his methodologies and ideas. Meanwhile, Dunon's menu will be carefully executed by the culinary team directed by The Log Cabin Executive Chef and Co-Owner Mick Corduff.

Amid seven courses of mouth-watering food will be carefully and expertly paired wines courtesy of Table & Vine. Learn about each pairing, and discover the ways wine and food marry on the palate.

This is a foodie experience of a lifetime. Not only will you sample unique flavors from a celebrity TV chef, but you will also get a tutorial about wine paired with each course. It’s not only a fine dining experience, but a wine tasting, and wine appreciate class all wrapped into one.

Supporting public television has never tasted this good — or this Irish!

Tickets to the seven-course gourmet dinner Saturday, March 10 in Holyoke are $175 each, available online at WGBY.org/dinner or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
 
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:44 P
Wgby Wine, Beer Food Tasting Fri March 9th
It’s the largest benefit wine, beer and food tasting in western New England — all in support of local public television!

Taste more than 300 wines and beers, along with specialty foods from local restaurants and food artisans on Friday, March 9 from 5–8 p.m. at the Tower Square Hotel in downtown Springfield.

For over 30 years, supporters of public television and PBS member station WGBY have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the programs they trust and love. But the good feeling you get from participating in this charity event isn't the only benefit.

With a general admission or “Wine Connoisseur” upgrade, you will be able to sample a wide variety (over 300, in fact) of wines, beers, and food specialties.

Each guest will be given a “Tasting Program” that will list each item available for sample (and all wines and beers will be available for purchase through event sponsor Table & Vine). We encourage wine tasters to make note of grape varietals, vineyard designations, appellations, and styles.

Tickets to this enormous wine tasting event are available for $49 each online at WGBY.org/tasting or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
 
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maryanne - Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 2:31 P
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show
If you are tired of winter come to~
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Feb 24, 2018 at 9 AM to 5 PM
Feb 25, 2018 at 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: 80 Locust St. (Rt. 9, Smith Vocational School)
Northampton, MA 01060

$5 admission, children under 12 free
Judged displays, Vendors and Talks on orchid care
Parking free, accessible
Photography welcome
Hope to see you there!
 
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tina - Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 9:17 P
Winterfest 2018 Call For Volunteers!!
The 2018 WinterFest is ramping up to be the largest festival yet with all kinds of opportunities to get involved from February 3rd to the 10th with events scattered across Amherst winding up with the Grand Finale on the 10th.

Sledding and skating to gingerbread house decorating and dancing - these are just some of the things in store this Winter. Produced by Amherst Leisure Services and Friends of Amherst Recreation. Presented by Integrity Development and Construction, Inc. Volunteers get free admission to the Main Event on February 10!

Sign up at http://www.signupgen...AB2BA7F85-winterfest
 
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worldnotes - Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 4:42 P
Joy Friedman Pottery Classes
Winter Pottery Classes!

Start 2018 with a creative hands-on class! Learn a new skill or improve on an already known skill!! Clay is great! There is no other way to say it! It feels so good to make a form out of a lump of clay! Give it a try or give the gift of classes to someone you care about for the Holidays or Valentine's Day!

My classes will be starting in Feb. and I will be offering a Wed. night Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate class and a Tues. afternoon mixed level class.
So come get your hands into clay and join a fun class. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass this info along to them.
Thanks!
Joy
Pottery Classes
*Wheel Throwing and Hand-Building Instruction
*Weekly Demonstrations and Projects
*Beginners and all levels of experience welcome
*Lots of individual attention- Class limited to 8 people
*8 Weeks

Tues. Afternoon Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
3:00-5:30pm
Feb. 20th-April 17th (No class April 10th)
$340 includes all materials and firings.

Wed. Evening Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate Level Class
Adults and Teens
6:00-8:30pm
Feb. 21st- April 18th (No class April 11th)
$340 includes all materials and firings.
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054

There will be Open Studio Time
available on Sat.'s 10:00-12:00am for a small fee or free for any make-up class.

To register: send a non-refundable deposit of $100 to:
Joy Friedman P.O.Box 286 Leverett, Ma. 01054
Please include your name, phone #, and email.
The non-refundable balance is due at the first day of class.

www.joyfriedman.com joypots@gmail.com

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. "
Thomas Merton




Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
www.joyfriedmanpottery.com

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. "
Thomas Merton
 
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dragonflyzone - Sun, Dec 17, 2017, 1:08 P
Last Minute Holiday Craft Fair 12/18 From 11:30-1:30
Come on over to Venture Way in Hadley during lunchtime on Monday, 12/18 for the Last Minute Holiday Craft Fair.

When: Monday 12/18/17 from 11:30 am -1:30 pm
Where: Mass Venture Center, 100 Venture Way, Hadley, (entrances off of North Maple Street), First Floor Conference room

Free parking!

Handcrafted gifts for your last minute shopping needs!

Including: sparkling Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc), Holiday Stockings, Potholders, Snowmen, Christmas Spiders, Fabric Chickens, Beaded Dragonflies, Gnomes, Stuffed Animals, Ornaments, Natural Therapy pillows, Bags and Purses, Candy Cane Decorations, Homemade Caramel and Butterscotch Sauces, and MORE!

Bring your lunch and browse! Cash and check accepted by most vendors, Some even accept debit/credit cards.

See you there!
 
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slsmith - Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 10:54 A
Plumber
Hello, I am desperate need for a plumber. If you know of anyone please let me know.

Steph
 
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dragonflyzone - Mon, Dec 4, 2017, 2:14 P
Shutesbury Holiday Shop
Shutesbury Holiday Shop is this coming Weekend! Do not miss it!

Magical Shutesbury Holiday Shop returns for its sixth year!

December 8, 6-9 pm; December 9, 10-8:30; December 10, 11-6
Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room
282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA


The sixth annual Shutesbury Holiday Shop will be held 12/8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 12/9 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 12/10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This fabulously magical three-day event transforms the Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room at 282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA into a veritable wonderland of gift-giving options! This year the shop features an affordable array of handcrafted work from nearly 50 local artisans, artists, crafters, authors, cooks, and musicians. An amazing selection of gift giving options for all ages and all celebrations.

Now in its 6th 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, fishing flies, tie dyes, wind chimes, baskets, books, health and wellness products, music & storytelling CDs, woodcrafts, fiber art (knit, crochet, woven, sewn, organic, plant-dyed), therapy pillows, photography, cards & prints, stained glass, tea, stuffed animals, chocolate & coffee kits, and more to come! Something for everyone! The artisans, artists, authors, musicians, and cooks are all from Shutesbury or one of its bordering towns.

The Shutesbury Athletic Club is a non-profit community organization located at 282 Wendell Road in Shutesbury, MA. For a complete list of participating artists, artisans, crafters, authors and musicians, please go to www.facebook.com/ShutesburyHolidayShop/ or https://westernmass....shop/6338964107.html
 
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lgwozdzik - Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 4:11 P
Disability Services Luminaria Tonight (11/14)
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!

Disability Services invites you to join us at our 5th Annual Luminaria.

Tuesday, November 14 from 5-7 pm

Come on by for some hot chocolate and to decorate your own luminaria for display on the Goodell Lawn (outside the Old Chapel).

We are lighting up the night to honor the many accomplishments of people with disabilities on our campus and in our lives and to bring to light disability awareness!

Hope to see you there!
 
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lgwozdzik - Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 3:35 P
Disability Services, Umass 5th Annual Luminaria Tues., 11/14/17
Disability Services at UMass Amherst invites you to join us at our 5th Annual Luminaria.

Tuesday, November 14 from 5-7 pm (Rain date: Thursday, November 16)

Come on by for some hot chocolate and to decorate your own luminaria for display on the Goodell Lawn (outside the Old Chapel).

We are lighting up the night to honor the many accomplishments of people with disabilities on our campus and in our lives and to bring to light disability awareness!

All are welcome!
 
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Robertal - Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 2:10 P
Cheap Art Show, Sunday,11/5 3:5:30, South Deerfield
Once again, C3 Deerfield presents the Cheap Art Show where the art isn't cheap, the prices are!

Creative Community Central (C3) of Deerfield is hosting the 5th Annual Cheap Art Show at the Polish American Club in South Deerfield on Sunday November 5 from 3-5:30pm. This exhibit is based on the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto: “Art is FOOD. You can’t eat it but it FEEDS you. Art has to be CHEAP and available to EVERYBODY.” The aim of this special one-day show is to make art affordable and showcase the vast local talent in Deerfield and surrounding towns.

C3 has invited people of all ages – “artists” and “non-artists” alike to submit two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) art that will sell for no more than $15 per piece. All unframed 2D art will be hung on clotheslines in the gallery space, while framed 2D work and 3D work will be displayed on tables.

The Cheap Art Show is great fun, has a fabulous turn out, and provides an opportunity for original art to be more accessible - even for just a day - for those with limited means or no room in the budget for higher price tags. Artists who participate often sell prints of their art, or seconds, or take the opportunity to move old pieces out of their studio, or just want to make art more affordable for the day. Other times the art is sold by younger artists - kids and teens - who are talented and want a chance to see what it's like to exhibit and sell their art.

Proceeds are split between artists and C3, which donates money to young, community-oriented artists. Last year's proceeds have been donated to the musical theater program at Frontier Regional Middle and High School.

Visitors to the show will be able to come in, see the work, take work off the line or table to purchase, and take that work home with them. Please see our Facebook page "Cheap Art Show 2017" for pictures of artists selling this year
 
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zygmont - Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 9:14 A
Craft Fair
Hatfield Book Club is holding its'29th annual craft fair on Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 to 3 at the Hatfield Elementary School on Main Street. About 75% of the proceeds of this fundraiser go into the school system - a graduation award, funding declamations, National Geographics, band, and music program with extra funds going to the public library, Council on Aging. Food Bank.

In additions to crafters there will be a bake sale, crafters' raffle, and a grand raffle. Lunch is provided by the Smithsonian.

If you'r not into buying crafts and don't feel like cooking, come for lunch and socialization!
 
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tris1451 - Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 2:03 P
Uwn: Nov Speaker Luncheon
What better time to think pie!

The University Women’s Network (UWN) will host Robert Cox, author of New England Pie: History Under a Crust, as guest speaker on November 16th.

Come join us for an entertaining and educational talk by this delightful author!

For more information, please go to the UWN website: http://www.umass.edu/uwn/
 
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bergx2 - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 2:52 P
Craft Fairs
Smith Vocational in Northampton
November 19th from
9-2

https://www.facebook...iculturalHighSchool/
 
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dragonflyzone - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 1:54 P
Craft Fairs
Shutesbury Holiday Shop - December 8, 9, 10, 282 Wendell Rd. Shutesbury. Details at www.facebook.com/shutesburyholidayshop/
 
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smcmsgs - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 1:06 P
Craft Fairs
Northampton High School Dec 2-3 (I think)
 
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smcmsgs - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:59 P
Craft Fairs
Hollyberry Fair at Trinitarian Church in Northfield, Sat Nov 4, 9-2 (it used to be later in the year)
St. James Episcopal Church, Greenfield : 11/18 (not sure if it's 1 day or 2)
Holy Family Church, South Deerfield: 11/18
 
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JodyIPowell - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:33 P
Craft Fairs
Dec 8th-10th is the Shutesbury Holiday Shop! Has Beautiful homemade items! A must see!! Starts Friday evening!
 
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LeesaLesenski - Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:23 P
Craft Fairs
Does anyone have a list of local craft/church fairs.

I know:

Nov. 4 from 9 - 3 at the Weslyn Church on North Maple St in Hadley

Nov. 11 The Hatfield Book Club Fair at the Hatfield Elementary School 9:30 0 3:00

Nov. 18 is the Hadley Mother's Club Fair at Hopkins Academy 9 - 3.

Nov. 18 is the Little Drummer Fair at the Franklin County Tech school in Turners Falls, 9:00 - 3:30.

Nov. 25 is the Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield Fair.

Any others? Thanks!
 
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dmeaton - Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 9:23 A
Open Art Studio New Salem, Mass
When: Saturday November 4, 2017
Where: 837 Daniel Shays Highway, New Salem, MA
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
What: Donna Eaton who works at Amherst College is opening her art studio
for all to see. Do come out and see what I have been up to this past year.
any questions email me at artistdme@yahoo.com

Come out and join the fun help me celebrate another year of painting watercolors.
 
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emilyww - Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 10:38 A
Room Rental For International Students Umass
Quiet secure living close to campus in Amherst, MA 01002
Total Monthly Rent: $800 per room
1 bed / 1.5 bath

Type: House
Security Deposit: $800
First Month Rent: $800

Move-In date as early as Oct 21, 2017

This is the perfect arrangement for international grad students, visiting scholars, or post docs. The monthly rent includes everything: wifi, laundry facilities, kitchen privileges, heat, and electricity. No parking is available and the room is furnished. Linens and towels are provided. This is a month to month agreement. Natural types preferred. (The house is chemically free.)

Please feel free to contact me via this website if you have a visiting scholar expected to arrive on the UMass campus soon who will need safe, comfortable, affordable housing. Thank you.
 
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bergx2 - Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 9:30 A
8th Annual Hadley Mothers Club Holiday Fair
8Th Annual Hadley Mothers Club Holiday Fair
November 18, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hopkins Academy Cafeteria Route 9 Hadley MA
Contact for questions: Donna Berg 413-427-4169 or dberg10kt@gmail.com
Come shop for the holidays!?Visit from Santa!?Lunch menu, silent auction, hourly door prizes, bake table.*Bring non-perishable food item for Hadley Food Pantry and receive a raffle ticket!

**Also If you would like to see our vendor please follow the link below
If you can't open it go to our website www.hadleymothersclub.org


http://hadleymothers...nced-vendors-wanted/
 
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Dinah - Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 7:12 P
Intl Folk Dance, Live Music Friday
Come to AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - with LIVE MUSIC Friday evening!
Think GLOBALLY, dance LOCALLY. Slip on your dancin’ shoes - everyone’s invited! AIFD presents PANHARMONIUM, @ the Unitarian Universalist on N. Pleasant & Kellogg Sts., Amherst, Friday, October 6, 2017, 7:30 start; LIVE MUSIC 8-10 pm.
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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.
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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
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zygmont - Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 9:29 A
Tag Sale
Tag Sale - 51 King St - Hatfield - Sept 23 from 9 to 3

items include -
Pfaltzgraff dinnerware - mostly Yorktowne, some Garden District,, Art of the Ages
Women's clothing mostly L, XL, size 16 casual, sporty, office ($5 each; 3/$10 (unless marked otherwise)
Seasonal items
Readers Digest condensed books from 1969 to 2012
Singer portable sewing machine
Flatware - Twin Star pattern service for 12; generic flatware service for 20 - $50 each
Black dinnerware service for 6 includes service pieces and mugs $75
Music - albums and 45s
Large and small box of silk flowers
Candle holders
Lots of items from $.50 to $5
 
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j.miller - Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 7:29 P
Mhec Expo 9-15 Massmutual!!!!
This exclusive FREE MHEC member event will showcase 48 of our 55 contracts and over 200 individual exhibitors. We encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues; all departments are welcome.

EVENT FEATURES

• NEW LOCATION at the premier event venue of Western MA - Mass Mutual Center
• Workshops from 3 - 4 p.m. the day before the event.
• Reception the night prior to the event.
• Special Appearance: Springfield Major Domenic Sarno
• Keynote: "Cyber security in the age of Espionage" presented by Eric O'Neil.
• Breakfast and Lunch included.
• Parking is FREE for attendees at the Civic Center Garage.
• Electronic Event Map and Schedule to plan your day.
• Grand Prize entry just for attending the event.

Register Now at: www.mhec.net - Select the Expo button then member registration.

Questions or comments: joanmiller@mhec.net
 
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kathiepip - Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 11:21 A
Annual New York City Trip!
Date: Sunday, November 12th

Leaving from Red Roof Inn at 6:15 a,m,, arriving in Northampton Wal-Mart parking lot at 6:30. Tail-gating with coffee, pastries starting at 6:30 (NORTHAMPTON LOCATION ONLY) and leaving Northampton at 7 a.m. sharp!

A day in the city on your own to take in a Broadway show; shopping or sight-seeing!!

Leaving NYC at 6:30pm. and arriving back in town between 10-10:30 p.m. We will make one stop on the way down and on the way back.

Snack packs and bottled water for you on the bus as well as movies, raffles and door prizes for all! Travel Kuz coach, driver and gratuity all included in the price of $59.00!!

TAKING RESERVATIONS CURRENTLY AND FINAL DATE FOR SIGN UP/PAY IS OCTOBER 12TH

Call Kathie Pipczynski at 413-461-1189 or email at kpipski@gmail.com today!

Payment is non-refundable so check your calendar carefully!

This is at least my 10th year heading up this trip and we always have a fun time!!
 
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shadowrider - Fri, Aug 25, 2017, 2:55 P
Tag Sale Saturday Hadley
Lots of stuff , new things have been added since last weekend.

Saturday the 26th 8am please no early birds.....

Including but not limited to....

Men's 2xl tops and 48x 30 pants,

Women's clothes ranging sizes 0 to 12

Magic the gathering cards

Collectable trucks and cars

Tools my in laws put out

Vintage hats

Carnival dish sets

Crafting items

Some started and abandoned
wreath making projects

hand Made Jewelry

Household items

silvereware

glasses & Dishes

Party supplies

Writing paper

Halloween decorations..........

6 Kozera Ave in Hadley, off of Rocky Hill Rd (Follow the signs)

Saturday the 26th 8am please no early birds.....
 
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shadowrider - Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 4:55 P
Tag Sale Hadley Sunday 8/20
Tag sale Sunday only August 20!

Crafting items
Paper crafting lot
Halloween lot
Magic the gathering cards
Plates and dishes
Collectable milk glass items
Yarn
Some tools
Vases
Set of vintage painting frames
Candles and candle holders
Handmade jewelry
And some estate items left from our grandparents....... and more, more, more!

Photos of some of the items available at this CL link:

https://westernmass....sale/6269456762.html


Please join us Sunday ONLY
6 kozera ave Hadley ma 01035
8am- at least noon No Early Birds Please!
 
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bergx2 - Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 11:04 A
Giving Grill
Giving Grill
We're grilling for a good cause

Saturday August 19th from 11:30am-2pm
Whole Foods in Hadley

To benefit Hadley Mothers Club

Come get a great burger lunch (veggie burgers, too) & help us raise money for the Hadley Mothers Club an amazing non-profit right here in Hadley. $5 donation gets a burger,side & drink
 
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wetzel - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 7:52 P
Giant Tag Sale
GIANT TAG SALE

Belchertown Common
Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm (no early birds)

Including household items, clothing, furniture, baby items, antiques, toys & games, sporting goods, tools and more!

Also, for the time, the CLOTHING SALE ONLY will be extended from Monday through Wednesday, August 28th to 30th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Parish Social Center right off the Town Common.

Sponsored by St. Francis Church
Belchertown, MA
 
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sumac - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 12:42 P
Lost Dog (corrected Link)
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sumac - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 11:36 A
Lost Dog
LOST DOG
Dark, curly hair, red collar, 50 lbs

Last spotted Sunday 8/13/17 at 5:30 pm on N. Leverett Road near Chestnut Hill Road.

Please share widely especially to contacts in Leverett, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Montague and please keep a look out on all roads including Rte. 63.

Facebook link below:

https://www.facebook...ts/10210924415878977

Please do not approach, call to, or chase, this may cause him to run into danger.

Please report sightings to:

Cell (try first) :978-382-0466 or 978-888-5904
Land: 978-544-8270
 
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jailiss - Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 3:05 P
Give Them Music
Friday, August 25, 2017 6:30 pm, The Center at Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA
Tickets: Dinner + Concert=$50 :: Concert Only=$30
To purchase: http://www.thecenterateaglehill.org/ or 413-477-6746

HARDWICK, MA—On Friday, August 25 at 6:30 pm, the Friends of the Mathieson School will present Give Them Music, a concert in memory of baritone Donald Lee Boothman, to benefit the Mathieson Music School (MMS) of Kolkata, India. International cellist and music educator Anup Kumar Biswas, founder and director of the Mathieson Music School, will lead a broad range of professional musicians through an eclectic program including Western classical music, Broadway show tunes, jazz, Indian classical and folk music, rock n’ roll and even a little country music.
The concert will commemorate baritone and long-time MMS supporter Donald Lee Boothman, who died of cancer on July 6, 2016. Boothman was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Following formal education at Princeton University and Oberlin College, he joined the United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants as soloist and announcer. A singer, teacher, and musical commentator, he performed opera, oratorio and concerts throughout the United States Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He moved to Hardwick, Massachusetts in 1983 and married his wife Kaye in 1987. He met Biswas 17 years ago, when the cellist came to the U.S. to prepare for a concert at Carnegie Hall. The two began performing together, and for many years, Don and Kaye traveled to England and Wales annually to raise funds for MMS. He became a patron “uncle” to the school and its very special students.
Each August, Boothman would bring together talented musicians from Western Massachusetts to give fundraising concerts for MMS. Dr. Peter J. (PJ) McDonald, headmaster of Eagle Hill School (EHS), has long supported these fundraising efforts by sponsoring concerts on the school’s Hardwick campus. This year, Eagle Hill School is entering into a partnership with the Mathieson Music School, bringing together students from these two unique centers of learning, in a musical and cultural exchange that will offer unprecedented educational opportunities to both institutions. Eagle Hill School is sponsoring this concert as a first step in this exchange, reaching out to help MMS raise funds to build new classroom and dormitory buildings at its Kolkata campus.
The performance will feature Anup Kumar Biswas (cello) and his two children, Geetanjali (vocals, cello) and Satyajit (cello, mridangam), along with seven U.S. musicians who are donating their talents: Clifton “Jerry” Noble, Jr. (piano & guitar), Kara Noble (bass), Bob Sparkman (clarinet), Peter Shea (baritone), Jennifer Fijal (mezzo-soprano), Danny Brevik (baritone), and Ben Peterson (cello). They will present a diverse program including classic Broadway love songs such as Some Enchanted Evening and If I Loved You; traditional jazz standards like Honeysuckle Rose and Night and Day; original compositions including Biswas’s rock-and-raga inspired improvisation, Celebration; showstoppers by Sousa and Paganini and a country tribute to our Friends with Tractors.
Tickets are available through the box office of The Center at Eagle Hill School beginning on August 1, 2017. They can be purchased online at The Center’s website at http://www.thecenterateaglehill.org/ or by calling 413-477-6746. Tickets including the dinner must be purchased no later than Friday, August 18, 2017.

Donations to the Mathieson Music School can be made online at http://friendsofthemathiesonschool.org/donate/
 
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jailiss - Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 12:46 P
Long-awaited Breast Documentary Comes The Academy Music
Easthampton, MA (date): For the past four years, Easthampton resident and documentary filmmaker Meagan Murphy and her team have worked to create The Breast Archives, a groundbreaking documentary about women and their breasts. The film features nine women, most of whom were filmed with their breasts exposed. In a series of interviews, they explore, critique and celebrate the complex role of the breasts and their role in body image, health and social identity.

The screening will take place at The Academy of Music in Northampton, MA at 274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060 on Sunday September 17th. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1521137. The film will begin at 5pm.

Please view the trailer here:

View on Vimeo.



Private screenings of the film have been met with inspired and thoughtful dialogue. When the lights come up, audiences are moved to share how the internalization of media images, religion and cultural contexts have influenced their relationships with their bodies and one another. The enthusiastic testimony isn’t limited to breast-havers: men often rave that The Breast Archives has connected them more deeply with the experiences and feelings of their partners.

Murphy is hopeful that the local community will support the film and its aim of engaging all people in a liberating, compassionate and expanded relationship with breasts. The honesty and generosity of the nine women in the film empowers all women to resist and rise above the media’s demands that our womanhood be conformist and that our breasts be perfectly formed, exclusively sexual or solely nurturing.

As the project plans for its first public showing, Murphy is launching an ambitious IndieGoGo fundraising campaign on September 14th in order to raise funds to market the film internationally.
 
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shadowrider - Thu, Jul 20, 2017, 1:29 P
Gently Used Fleece Blankets And Towels Needed For Animal Shelter
My partner asked me to post a request for donations of gently use fleece blankets in particular, or useable blankets and towels for the T.J. Oconnor animal shelter. They posted yesterday on facebook that they are in dire need of clean, useable (preferably fleece) blankets for their charges.

In the past few weeks that have had several litters of kittens and many other pets dropped off and one of their washing machines has broken. They are unable to keep up with clean bedding for their current charges and all these new animals and clean blankets are in short supply.

Please reply if you would like to make a donation. We can collect these items from the UMass campus and have us drop them for you, or you can donate directly to them at the T.J Oconnor Animal Shelter located at 627 Cottage St, Springfield, MA 01104.

Thanks in advance for helping us help these animals remain comfortable waiting for their new forever home.
 
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LaurieNeely - Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 9:51 A
Campground Suggestions
Erving State Forest/Lake Laurel in Erving is really nice. Private sites and a beautiful little sand beach on the lake.
 
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AMA - Thu, Jul 6, 2017, 6:20 P
Campground Suggestions
Looking for recommendation for good local (within 45 to an hour of Amherst) campgrounds for tent campers. Any good (or not so good) suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
 
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maryanne - Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 3:39 P
New England Summer Orchid Fest This Weekend Free Admission
2nd Annual Summer Orchid Fest
June 23 (noon to 5 PM) and June 24 (9 to 5), 2017
See more information here:

http://amherstorchid...-summer-orchid-fest/

Vendors, speakers and plenty of orchid growing advice! FREE admission

Hosted by the Amherst Orchid Society ( a registered non-profit, 501 C3)
www.amherstorchidsociety.org
 
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JT - Sun, Jun 18, 2017, 2:31 P
Jewelry Party Hostess Wanted
Hi,
Having the girls over for cocktails and need something different for your gathering other than the usual LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef?
Are you a local business owner and would venture into a partnership? Or host a day event? There are fantastic perks for hostessing! Who does not like free jewelry!

I am promoting as a local merchandiser for Chloe and Isabel jewelry. C + I is a jewelry and lifestyle brand and pioneer of social retail, dedicated to empowering the next generation of women entrepreneurs. Has been in business since 2011 and is gaining in numbers throughout the US. Every piece is designed in NYC, and direct shipped to your door.
The styles range from essential everyday to trending statement pieces.
I would love to hear from you! Below is my site link, please stop in!

https://www.chloeand...outique/judythornton
 
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bergx2 - Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 5:59 P
Head Coach Tory Verdi Umass Women’s Basketball Invites You This Summer
Do you know if they are having high school boys camp
 
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UMASSWBB - Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 5:42 P
Head Coach Tory Verdi Umass Women’s Basketball Invites You This Summer
Help us connect with the community and spread the word about Coach Verdi’s Summer Basketball Academy which consists of 2 great camps this summer.

All registration can be done online at coachverdicamps.com. Space will be limited so sign up today!

Please feel free to contact us at 413-545-2726.

The camps include:


Day Camp (Girls and boys)

Dates: July 17-20

Time: (8:30 drop-off) 9am-4pm

Ages: Grades K-8

Cost: $200


ELITE Camp (Girls)

Dates: August 12

Time: (8:30 drop-off) 9am-4pm

Ages: Grades 9-12

Cost: $100


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS SUMMER!

THANK YOU!
 
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tris1451 - Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 10:43 A
Uwn June Social
The annual University Women's Network (UWN) June Social and Chef Demonstration is Wednesday, June 21st, from Noon – 1pm.

Please join us for food and fun with your fellow UWN members! This annual luncheon is to show our appreciation and at no cost to members, . Thank you!

Not a member? You are invited as well! By registering as a FY18 member at this luncheon, you are welcome to attend at a cost of only $12.

For more information, please go to the UWN website: http://www.umass.edu/uwn/events
 
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umassmsoccer - Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 3:40 P
Massachusetts Soccer School Summer Co-ed Camps
We're exactly ONE MONTH away from the first week of the Massachusetts Soccer School Co-Ed Summer Camp.

Our Summer Co-Ed Day camps will take place from July 10th-14th, 17th-21st, and 24th-28th. These camps will be offered as either full-day events ($295 per camp, 9am-3pm), or as half-day events ($195 per camp, 9am-12pm). Campers will have access to the Joseph R. Rogers, Jr., Pool during the day, as well as lunch in UMass' Dining Commons, ranked as the #1 Best Campus Food by The Princeton Review. Families registering more than one camper will be granted a 10% discount per additional child.

We will also be hosting Spring/Summer HS One-Day ID Camps on the following dates: July 2nd, and August 6th. These camps are for High School aged players that are interested in playing NCAA Division 1 Soccer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. All camps are held on campus and are hosted by the Men's Soccer coaching staff. The camp runs from 9am-3pm each day, and cost of attendance is $200, which includes lunch in UMass' #1 Nationally Ranked Dining Commons.

In preparation for the Fall High School season, UMass Men's Soccer will also be offering a High School Pre-Season camp from August 14th-17th. The cost of this co-ed camp will be $125 and will take place from 6pm-8pm.

For additional information regarding any of these camps, please visit www.masssoccerschool.com
 
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geodef - Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 9:10 P
Masswildlife Open House
MassWildlife Open House June 10, 2017

Join us on Saturday, June 10 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA. (Rain date: June 11)

MassWildlife is hosting an Open House in cooperation with the Town of Westborough's 300th Anniversary. Experience the range of MassWildlife programs through interactive displays and demonstrations. This event is FREE and perfect for families and wildlife enthusiasts of any age!

Free hot dog lunch
Archery
Kids' crafts
Prizes and giveaways
Live owls and hawks
MassWildlife vehicles including an airboat, trout stocking truck, and boats
Scavenger hunt
Live turtles, snakes, and fish
Working dog demos
Learn to fly or spin cast
Fly tying demonstration
Interactive displays on wildlife and fish management, habitat management, and endangered species conservation
Learn to attract birds and pollinators with native plants
Tour the American Chestnut orchard
and much more!

During the Open House, visitors can head over to nearby Westborough Reservoir (Sandra Pond) to learn how to fish. MassWildlife staff will be there with equipment and bait. No license required!
 
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Dinah - Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 5:19 A
Intl Folkdance, With Live Music Tonight!
Come to AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - with Live Music TONIGHT!
(Despite the nationalism of the Prez, we can still DANCE GLOBALLY, right?) So slip on your dancin’ shoes - everyone’s invited! AIFD presents LIVE MUSIC with PANHARMONIUM, @ the Unitarian Universalist on N. Pleasant & Kellogg Sts., Amherst, Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30-10 pm.
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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.
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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
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JT - Thu, May 25, 2017, 10:33 A
Home Vendors Sale!!
Hi,

Sunday, May 28th from 1- 4 pm. I will be hosting a direct sales party at my home! Rachel Dodge will be present with her Lilla Rose and Younique! Katrina Kingsbury will have many choices of LuLaRoe! I will showcase Chloe + Isabel jewelry!
Please stop by and do a little one stop shopping!

Judy Thornton
52 North Hatfield Rd
Hatfield, MA
 
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csosa - Thu, May 25, 2017, 10:05 A
Host Families For Spanish Teen Boys
My colleague in Spain is looking for area families from 6/29 until 7/25. She has 5 16 year old boys and 1 17 year old to place. Her name is Carrie Mittleman and she did her grad work at UMass and now lives in Spain. You can contact her via messenger on FB.

thanks
Cristina
 
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maryanne - Thu, May 18, 2017, 11:52 A
Sunderal Public Library Book Bake Plant Sale
Saturday May 20, 2017 Book Bake Plant Sale to Benefit the Sunderland Public Library
9 AM to 3 PM for Books - Bargain Bag after 1 PM
Location: School Street near the Bridge and crossroad of Rts 116 and 47 in Sunderland
Come get your bargain!
Also - the Historical Society will open the Graves Memorial Museum at the same location - free!
Hope to see you there!
 
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jailiss - Wed, May 17, 2017, 11:29 A
Wgby Beers Spears Tent Features Local Brewers The Hadley Town Commons
The WGBY Asparagus Festival returns to the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 3

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to once again celebrate the region’s legacy of agriculture and

community.

The WGBY Beers & Spears Craft Beer tent will feature craft brews from local favorites,

including Abandoned Building Brewery, Berkshire Brewing Company, Building 8, Lefty’s

Brewing Company, New City Brewery, and The People’s Pint.

In addition, you’ll get to taste specialty libations from Artifact Cider Project, Artisan

Beverage Cooperative, Black Birch Vineyards, Harmony Springs Beverages Inc., Headwater

Cider, and Stoneybrook Cider.

A $20 Craft Beer Tasting ticket provides up to 25 tasting pours and grants access to a

special seating area near the Rooted in the Valley stage, where Signature Sounds bands will

perform throughout the day. Proceeds benefit WGBY and public television in western New

England. Beer tasting will take place from 2–6 p.m. Tickets are available at wgby.org/beer.
 
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jailiss - Wed, May 17, 2017, 11:26 A
Wgby Asparagus Festival Offers Live Music, Kids’ Games, Beer Tasting And More The Hadley Town Common
The WGBY Asparagus Festival returns to the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 3

from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to once again celebrate the region’s legacy of agriculture and

community.

The family-friendly outdoor event features over 90 local food, crafts, and agricultural

vendors at a Farmer’s & Makers’ Market. In addition, there will be entertainment displays,

kids’ games and, mostly excitingly, a live visit from PBS Kids character Curious George.

Starting at 2 p.m., bands Western Den and Parsonsfield will perform live. The bands were

selected by Northampton-based Signature Sounds.

Over a dozen Pioneer Valley culinary artisans, local brewers, and regional food vendors will

offer a wide variety of snacks and meals. Taste original dishes from Mi Tierra, Esselon Café,

or Spoleto. Visit the Wheelhouse Farm, UMass Dining, or Hadley Fry King food trucks. Or,

go on the sweeter side and sample asparagus-flavored ice cream from Flayvours of Cook

Farm, maple treats from the North Hadley Sugar Shack, or a specialty from The Florence

Pie Bar. In addition, a large craft beer tent will provide tasting opportunities from popular

local breweries (craft beer tasting tickets available at wgby.org/beer).

The WGBY Asparagus Festival is open to the public and free with recommended donation

of $5 per person. Donations directly benefit public television and education efforts in the

western New England region.
 
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jailiss - Wed, May 17, 2017, 11:21 A
Wgby Chef Spearit Lunch Features Asparagus- Themed Dishes From Top Pioneer Valley Chefs
You’ve never really tried asparagus until you’ve attended the WGBY Chef’s Spearit Lunch.

At this special WGBY Asparagus Festival event on Saturday, June 3, local Pioneer Valley

chefs will put up dishes showcasing asparagus in unique and delicious ways.

In a private tent adjacent to the popular WGBY Asparagus Festival outside on the Hadley

Town Common, you could sit down and dine on a menu “spearheaded” by the culinary

talents of Osteria Vespa, sevenstrong, The Eastside Grille, and other regional restaurants.

Each course will feature paired wines from State Street Wines and Spirits.

Lunch begins service at 1 p.m., preceded by a 12:30 p.m. reception. The reception will

feature hand-crafted beer from Valley Malt and appetizers from University Club and

Restaurant. UMass Dining will provide dessert.

The lunch is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Service is coordinated by Betse Curtis.

Proceeds benefit WGBY and public television in western New England. Tickets available for

$50 each at wgby.org/lunch.
 
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jailiss - Wed, May 10, 2017, 10:29 P
Wgby Asparagus Festival
WGBY Asparagus Festival Offers Live Music, Kids’ Games, Beer Tasting and More on the Hadley Town Common

The WGBY Asparagus Festival returns to the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to once again celebrate the region’s legacy of agriculture and community.

The family-friendly outdoor event features over 90 local food, crafts, and agricultural vendors at a Farmer’s & Makers’ Market. In addition, there will be entertainment displays, kids’ games and, mostly excitingly, a live visit from PBS Kids character Curious George.

Starting at 2 p.m., bands Western Den and Parsonsfield will perform live. The bands were selected by Northampton-based Signature Sounds.

Over a dozen Pioneer Valley culinary artisans, local brewers, and regional food vendors will offer a wide variety of snacks and meals. Taste original dishes from Mi Tierra, Esselon Café, or Spoleto. Visit the Wheelhouse Farm, UMass Dining, or Hadley Fry King food trucks. Or, go on the sweeter side and sample asparagus-flavored ice cream from Flayvours of Cook Farm, maple treats from the North Hadley Sugar Shack, or a specialty from The Florence Pie Bar. In addition, a large craft beer tent will provide tasting opportunities from popular local breweries (craft beer tasting tickets available at wgby.org/beer).

The WGBY Asparagus Festival is open to the public and free with recommended donation of $5 per person. Donations directly benefit public television and education efforts in the western New England region.
 
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Dinah - Fri, May 5, 2017, 4:28 P
Intl Folkdance, With Live Music Tonight!
Come to AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - TONIGHT!
Slip on your dancin’ shoes - everybody’s invited! AIFD presents LIVE MUSIC with PANHARMONIUM, @ the Unitarian Universalist on N. Pleasant & Kellogg Sts., Amherst, Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30-10 pm.
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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.
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Beginners welcome; no partner required. Donations appreciated. AIFD holds weekly Friday dances (with recorded music), and LIVE music typically on First Fridays. Location either @ the Unitarian @ N. Pleasant & Kellogg, or the Bangs Community Center nearby, behind Panda East. For holiday/weather schedule changes, go to amherstfolkdancing.org
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Dinah - Fri, May 5, 2017, 3:43 P
Let Grad Carry Tibetan Flag Umass Commencement!
Sen. Warren will be speaking @ UMass Commencement. Tell her that UMass prohibiting graduating student Kalsang Nangpa from carrying the Tibetan flag of her people is UNJUST. Ask Senator Warren and Chancellor Subbaswamy to stand up for what’s right!
Advocate for Tibetan student at UMass Commencement; let her carry the Tibetan flag!!!
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UMass Chancellor Subbaswamy: phone 413-545-2211, fax 413-545-2328; chancellor@umass.edu
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Boston office: (617) 565-3170
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https://www.bostongl...E7Cpjw3GO/story.html
 
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