October 2017 program listings at the Great Falls Discovery Center
The Great Falls Discovery Center current seasonal hours are that we are open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm through October 9th. Starting October 11th, we are open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. All programs are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Free admission. Facilities are accessible.
October 11—28 Great Hall Art Display: Migration
Connecting through Art and Culture of the Americas
Guatemalan art display curated by local artists.
Sunday, October 1
Big Picture Botany - Extended Series
Back by popular demand, this series invites you to jump in at any time for one or more sessions to get to know the occasionally tasty, inevitably beautiful, helpfully medicinal, and sometimes dangerous plant world. There are as many reasons to learn to identify plants as there are curious people. We deal more with visual patterns than Latin names to spark your own connection to plant identification. Meet outside the Center.
Friday, October 6
Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Squirrels
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the
Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities or games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, October 8
Introduction to Invasive Species on the Canalside Rail Trail
Join a DCR park interpreter as we learn together some of the plants that are from these parts and some of the plants that are not. The walk along the rail trail and Discovery Center grounds will be leisurely and not more than 2 miles. Dress for the weather and bring water. Meet outside the museum.
Friday, October 13
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Bill Shontz ~ Sweet as Sugar Trio
Jazz to Folk, Rock n’ Roll to good old-fashioned sing-alongs. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local talent. Refreshments available. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and store open during intermission.
Saturday, October 14
The Great Falls Word Festival & Straw Dog Writers Guild Presents
The Easy Way to Write 30 Poems in 30 Days for fun and non-profit
In this workshop for poets and non-poets, using simple prompts, Tommy Twilite will demonstrate some of the “tricks of the trade” he used to complete his successful 2016 campaign to write “30 Poems In November” and how he helped the Center For New Americans to surpassing its fundraising goals in 2016. The emphasis of the workshop will be on having fun, and on using your creativity and positive energy to fulfill your own dream of writing 30 Poems in 30 Days. Participation is strongly encouraged.
New addtion to the calendar:
Stay tuned for more information on apple picking and fresh cider making on Saturday October 14th!
Visitor Services Supervisor
Great Falls Discovery Center
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
Mass Parks, Department of Conservation & Recreation
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376