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RiverCulture - Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 4:18 P
RiverCulture job opening
The Town of Montague seeks a part-time Director to manage an established cultural economic development program in the village of Turners Falls. The Director will work with the RiverCulture steering committee to support existing cultural events and expand programming; create opportunities for local businesses to benefit from cultural activity; implement a marketing program; maintain a project website and assist with project administration. Details here. http://www.turnersfa...ems/were-hiring.html
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RiverCulture - Fri, Jun 22, 2012, 3:01 P
New RiverCulture website
Check out RiverCulture's new website. Lots going on in TFMA!
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RiverCulture - Fri, Jun 22, 2012, 2:24 P
Feast for the Arts: June 30th
Have a great meal donated by area restaurants, vote for and fund your favorite design for a new artistic crosswalk in the center of downtown Turners Falls! Meet area artists and listen to their proposed idea for a crosswalk design. At the end of the presentation, you have a chance to vote for your favorite submission and your full ticket price goes to fund the winning proposal. See call for proposals guidelines here. http://www.turnersfa...items/lisadavol.html

Saturday June 30, 6 pm at St Kaziemerz, 197 Avenue A, Turners Falls.
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RiverCulture - Mon, Jun 4, 2012, 12:44 P
Call to Artists
Turners Falls RiverCulture is requesting proposals from artists/designers to design a crosswalk at the main intersection in downtown Turners Falls. The crosswalk will be painted on the street using leftover paint the town cannot use in its current street sprayer. Current colors on hand are white, yellow and blue. If the artist chooses to use additional or other colors, they will have to be purchased separately by the artist using award money. There is the opportunity for the artist to sketch out the design on the street and work with RiverCulture on enlisting volunteers to help paint the design. Info details here. http://www.turnersfa...items/lisadavol.html
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Miryam - Thu, Mar 1, 2012, 9:42 P
Call for Artists
M.A.M (Montague.Art.Movement) is hosting it's 4th Annual May Day Fine Art Sale and Exhibit on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. This is a non-juried one day show. The show is open to Montague residents. We are looking for artists in any medium who create fine art. Artwork should be priced at $150 or less. The show is limited to 15 artists. Registration fee is $10.

Send email to by March 18th, 2012 for further information.
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RiverCulture - Thu, Oct 20, 2011, 1:52 P
Pumpkin Fest, Halloween Happenings, LOOT, Theater + More
Lots of spooky stuff going on, plus Pumpkin Fest and the coolest store around opening on Ave A! http://www.mainstree...20.3597&ref=facebook
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RiverCulture - Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 9:34 A
Tonight: TF industrial history talk by Frank Abbondanzio
Frank Abbondanzio is giving a talk on early industrial development of Turners Falls tonight at 7 at Disco Center. With such vast historical knowledge, he has been the the key mover in Turners' current development. Rare opportunity to get an essential perspective on this cool village.

August 18th, 7 pm, @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Turners Falls: A Planned Industrial Community- History of its Early Development (1866-1914)
Learn about the power of the Connecticut River on the location and formation of manufacturing and milling within the community. This program is free and is adult-oriented, but families are welcome to attend.
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RiverCulture - Fri, Jun 17, 2011, 2:16 P
Pass the Hat for Art + Culture
Support Art, Culture and History programming in Turners Falls on June 25th. Hard Hat event tix on sale now. http://www.montaguem...7&ID=301&success=yes
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RiverCulture - Thu, May 5, 2011, 5:20 P
Four proposals to vote on Saturday
Saturday's Feast for the Arts will feature 4 proposals received to the Producers Series for a temporary participatory public art project. Vote for your favorite and help make it happen. They are:

Doors & Windows into Turners Falls, By Daniel Hales
Pyramids of Hope, By Tony Palumbo
River of Lights by Kathryn Greenwood Swanson, Hunter Greenwood Swanson and Alexis Arcaro
River of Words Stream of Conscience, by Christine Destrempres

Full explanations are at this link:
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Maureclaire - Wed, May 4, 2011, 8:28 A
Awesome !!!
WAY to go, Quickchange !!! Hope to be back in TF soon !!!
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RiverCulture - Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 10:19 A
Do friends call you “beefy,” or “burly?” Are you the girl or guy they call when they need to move something heavy?
Are you employed in the construction industry? Or do people think you are?
Do you regularly wear hard hats? Are you told you look good in them?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then we want YOU to model in our fashion show.

A fund-raiser for RiverCulture. Featuring custom-designed wearable hard hat art from local artists.
Saturday, June 25
7pm cocktails, silent auction, fashion show, dance party
The Shea Theater
Turners Falls, MA

We’re also looking for area sponsors. Interested models and sponsors call 413-230-9910 or email
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RiverCulture - Thu, Apr 21, 2011, 11:21 P
You Choose Public Art at Feast for the Arts
RiverCulture invites you to come to the Feast for the Arts to vote on submissions to our latest call for proposals to the Turners Falls Producers Series! $10 minimum ticket donation gets you dinner, live music, schmoozing and a vote for your favorite proposal! All ticket proceeds will go to fund the winning proposal. The event is May 7th at 6 pm at the Montague Elks Lodge in Turners Falls. Come blow of some steam after town meeting.

MANY Thanks to Marge Levenson, Jeff Singleton, Nina Rossi, Amy Podlenski, Friends of Gill, Montague Elks Lodge, Laura Herbert, Rob Fletcher, Caleb Wetherbee, local restaurants and the many volunteers who made this event possible. Check out the list of contributing restaurants and buy tix here
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MikeNaughton - Sat, Dec 11, 2010, 9:05 P
RiverCulture Wins Commonwealth Award!
Very nice ... and well deserved! Congratulations!
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mickjen - Sat, Dec 11, 2010, 9:36 A
RiverCulture Wins Commonwealth Award!
Congrats, Lisa, you TOTALLY deserve it!

Also, a nice article in this week's Montague Reporter about the award!
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joelandry - Sat, Dec 11, 2010, 7:54 A
RiverCulture Wins Commonwealth Award!
River Culture is a shining star and all those who made it a winner are also. Good job Lisa.
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GGarrison - Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 9:15 P
RiverCulture Wins Commonwealth Award!

It is a well deserved award and I am very happy for you. Thank you for all the hard work, energy and passion you put into your work and to making our community vibrant and culturally rich.

bien fait Lisa...
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RiverCulture - Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 6:11 P
Upcoming Events
Here is a link to the latest newsletter of upcoming events. http://www.mainstree...&c=1594&message=1323
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RiverCulture - Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 6:05 P
RiverCulture Wins Commonwealth Award!
We are proud to announce that RiverCulture has won the Commonwealth Award. Presented every two years, it’s the state’s highest honor in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences. Join us for the award ceremony with Mad Men Star, John Slattery, on February 9, 2011 at the State House in Boston, where the Massachusetts Cultural Council will once again honor individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state. Save the date info here. http://www.masscultu...rence/comawards.html
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RiverCulture - Thu, Oct 14, 2010, 5:24 P
Solar sound and more
Turners Falls RiverCulture presents Sun Boxes: a Solar Sound Installation by Craig Colorusso. http://www.montaguem...?gpt=30&g=197&ID=259 Does this count as posting twice?
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LBD - Mon, Sep 27, 2010, 12:20 P
Fall events in the county
Here are some events going on in the rest of the county! http://www.mainstree...966e0fb3c904e30c0e87
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RiverCulture - Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 2:56 P
This week and beyond in the TF
This October is going to be awesome!! See this week's RiverCulture Newsletter here. http://www.montaguem...?gpt=30&g=197&ID=253
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RiverCulture - Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 4:37 P
Turners This Week
Lots going on this week! Make a film, watch a Soapbox Derby, catch a country art fest, mark your calendars for Confluence.... http://www.montaguem...7&ID=252&success=yes
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RiverCulture - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 3:33 P
August 30th Producers deadline!
Turners Falls Producers Series has chosen its first award recipient: Craig Colorusso and his Sun Boxes solar sound installation. Details TBA. Next submission deadline is August 30th. Submit an idea. if we like it, we'll pay you to make it happen!
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RiverCulture - Fri, Aug 6, 2010, 3:00 P
Turners Falls Block Party!!!
TF Downtown summer bash! August 14, 2-8 pm on the Ave! All the details here.
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RiverCulture - Fri, Jul 23, 2010, 8:02 P
Latest RiverCulture Newsletter
Upcoming events in Turners Falls.
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RiverCulture - Thu, Jul 15, 2010, 1:48 P
Block Party Music Line-up Announced!
TF's biggest downtown summer bash of the year. Check out the music line-up, plus info on the rest of the packed day. August 14th. Downtown. Avenue A. http://www.turnersfa...rg/arts/block_party/
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RiverCulture - Wed, Jul 14, 2010, 10:34 A
Make Your Own Parade
Block Party is August 14th! One of the best parts of the event for the past 3 years has been our off beat and quirky Turners style parade. This year, if you want to take part, meet on the green at the corner of Ave A and 2nd Street (on the lawn of Gallery 38 - old cumbies building) at 1:30. Bring your pots and pans, bikes, lawn chairs, sculptures on forklifts, your best zombie outfit, disco roller gear, your noise band in back of a pickup, and any other personal forms of expression and get ready to start strutting at 2 pm!

Participants should be on foot/skates or pulling floats by bike. Well ok, if you are toting a 3,000 lb sculpture, you can have a forklift.

Respond to this post for more details or call Lisa Davol 413-230-9910 or check
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RiverCulture - Wed, Jul 14, 2010, 10:31 A
Call to Producers Deadline Tomorrow!
RiverCulture's call to producers deadline is July 15th. For details call Lisa Davol 413-230-9910 or check specs at
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RiverCulture - Thu, Jul 8, 2010, 11:09 A
Christmas in July Event
Always the last Saturday in July. This year it is July 31. Lighted boat parade and fireworks by the Franklin County Boat Club. Starts at dark. Viewing at the riverfront in Turners' Unity Park.
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RiverCulture - Wed, Jun 30, 2010, 5:08 P
Lots going on in Turners
Call to Producers, Block Party, Franklin County Biennial, Peskeomskut Park Festival, Footprints!
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RiverCulture - Fri, Dec 11, 2009, 11:47 A
Holiday happenings, art openings and more
Check out this week's festive lineup! http://www.mainstree...gcheck=42BJJhBFeCFg6
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RiverCulture - Sat, Aug 8, 2009, 6:59 A
Block Party Tables
In case you do not know where tables are, here is the list with approximate locations. Set up begins at noon. Find your number below and then find it marked on the street.

Below is the list with the storefronts tables are near
Table Numbers
Table Name Storefront it is near on the street
1. DCR Van – Pipiones
2. 2nd St Bakery – VFW
3. Round Here – Round Here
4. El Bohio – Seth + Evas
5. Rendezvous - Seth + Eva's
6. TF Pizza – TF Pizza
7. MCTV - Togniarelli
8. Barts Ice Cream –empty AV House storefront
9. Montague Reporter -empty AV House StoreFront
10. Donna Petersen – AV House
11. Sara Gallagher – Rist Insurance
12. TFHS Alumni – Rist Insurance
12A. NELCWIT - Rist Insurance
12B. Lotus of the Nile- Rist Insurance
13. Northstar – Booskas
14. Community Health Center – Booskas
15. Brick House Healthy Start – Dental Office
16. DiPaolo – DiPaolo’s
17. Dial Self – Powertown Near DiPaolo’s lot entrance
18. Rise – Powertown
19. Gill Mont School Partnership – Powertown office
19A G-M School Dist. - Powertown office
20. Julianne Rosewarn – Powertown office
21. Ayana Imports - Powertown office
22. Southworth - Powertown office
23. Sheffield sno cones corner of Powertown and 4th st
24. Riverculture/MBA Table - Right of Stage
25. Sweet Charlotte’s- Next to RiverCulture
26. N’field mountain - nxt to Sweet Charlotte’s in front of storefront apt - near 3rd st alley
27. Friends of Wissatinnewag – On 3rd alley on RC table block
28. Firemen’s BBQ next to 3rd st alley in front of Fabulous Hair
29. Skate park near Fabulous Hair
30. Grumpies – Arnies
31. MCSM – Arnie’s on corner
Call 413-230-9910 with questions
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annej. - Fri, Aug 7, 2009, 3:31 P
Lawn Chairs???
If you have any of the old fashioned, webbed kind to donate or loan, OR if you want to march with the Lawn Chair Brigade, please meet us in front of the old Cumbies where the parade will kick off. We'll be there at 1:15. For more info, you may contact Anne at 834-0777 or Thanks!
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PamK - Fri, Aug 7, 2009, 12:42 P
Mucho help needed for Block Party!
Hello All!
The TF Block Party will be held this Saturday from 2-8 p.m.

Come join the fun, the food and the music.

and.........we really need help with set up at noon and clean up after 8 p.m.

if you are able to help stop by the riverculture table and ask for Pam or Lisa.
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RiverCulture - Thu, Jul 23, 2009, 3:07 P
TFMA Culture Events this week
Great events lined up for this week including jazz at DiPaolo's, Photographer lecture at Discovery Center, Bastille Day BBQ parking lot party and more! http://www.montaguem...?gpt=32&g=197&id=193
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RiverCulture - Sat, Jul 18, 2009, 8:30 A
Fashion on the Ave
Listen to a little preview with Rachel Teumim and Monte Belmonte about the Fabrication fashion show at the Block Party here!

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RiverCulture - Fri, Jul 17, 2009, 4:22 P
Get involved with the Block Party!
Turners Falls Block Party is August 8th. We need volunteers, so if you are interested, please click here for ways you can help. http://www.turnersfa...y-and-Fashion-Show-/

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RiverCulture - Wed, Jul 1, 2009, 5:27 P
TFMA 7.1.09
Happy Independence Day! Check out this week's happenings. http://www.mainstree...gcheck=42woGehPfdxeY
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RiverCulture - Wed, Jun 24, 2009, 1:43 P
This week’s newsletter
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RiverCulture - Fri, Jun 12, 2009, 3:09 P
TFMA Culture 6.12.09
Here's this week's RiverCulture newsletter... . http://www.montaguem...?gpt=32&g=197&id=190
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RiverCulture - Thu, May 28, 2009, 6:24 P
Block Party - Reserve your spot
If artists, businesses or organizations would like to have a spot on the street at the block party, please reserve by June 25th for early bird discount. More info here http://www.turnersfa...s-Block-Party-2009-/

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RiverCulture - Thu, May 21, 2009, 5:58 P
Artists at Block Party
ATTENTION ARTISTS - Would you like to have a table/tent at the Turners Falls Block Party on August 8th? Would any of you like to coordinate the artist section? Please get in touch with me by emailing back or calling 413.230.9910 or getting in touch with via RiverCulture website
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RiverCulture - Mon, Apr 27, 2009, 12:59 P
Turners Falls Block Party 2009!
This year's party will be August 8th from 2-8 PM.

Music, food, art and more all on Avenue A in downtown Turners Falls. Stay tuned here for details on the music line up, street offerings and for opportunities to get involved! In the meantime, call Lisa for info. 413.230.9910 or email her.
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LBD - Tue, Dec 16, 2008, 7:46 A
Holiday Cheer with Steve & Lisa
Thursday December 18 at 8 PM.
Lisa Davol and Steve Alves host an evening of holiday songs at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls. Come join in the fun! Special quests include: Emily Brewster, Patricia Pruitt, JD Keating, Hillary Smith, and Captain Tim. Song lyrics will be provided.

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RiverCulture - Mon, Nov 10, 2008, 2:44 P
Call for public art proposals!
Deadline to submit proposals is December 4th

The Turners Falls RiverCulture Project is requesting proposals from artists/landscape designers/groups/persons to design and implement a temporary art installation (lasting up to 3 years) for a public walkway connecting downtown Turners Falls to the residential hill section of Turners Falls. Project budget is $4,500 including a $1,000 design fee and $3,500 for construction materials, labor, delivery, and assembly and installation requirements. All persons interested in applying should call Lisa Davol at 413-230-9910 or email her at Deadline to submit proposals is Thursday December 4th at 4:00 pm. The RFP can be viewed from the homepage of the RiverCulture website.

The Turners Falls RiverCulture Project is funded by The Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Town of Montague, Western Massachusetts Electric Co., Fostering the Arts and Culture Partnership, Hillside Plastics, and Greenfield Savings Bank.
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RiverCulture - Thu, Oct 23, 2008, 11:57 A
Halloween Performance?
Does anyone know anything about the performance that is supposed to be happening in peskeomskut park on halloween?
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RiverCulture - Wed, Aug 13, 2008, 4:43 P
Block party Photos
If anyone has photos of the block party, please send them my way so i can distribute and post them on the RiverCulture website. Here are some on Janel Nockelby’s Flickr page.
Lisa Davol
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RiverCulture - Thu, Aug 7, 2008, 2:16 P
Block Party: Help Needed and Wish List
It’s almost here! This year’s Turners Falls Block Party is only two days away. We hope to see you downtown on Saturday during the party, which will begin with a parade at 3pm and continue until 10 with live music, food, and fun for all ages on Avenue A and beyond.

Many people, businesses, and organizations have contributed to making this year’s party happen, but it’s not too late to pitch in. On Saturday, there will be lots of opportunities to help. Just show up at:

8am - to help set up the tents that will protect music and equipment (we need lots of hands)
9am (and after) - to set up stage & equipment + green room for performers
noon - to block off streets, hang signs, set up another tent, and help vendors get situated
2:30pm - to help with or be in the parade
3pm (and after) - to staff tables, assist with kids’ activities, and run last-minute errands (Come to the RiverCulture table for an assignment.)
10pm - to help break it all down and clean up

We would also like people to take photographs of the event to have on file and someone to estimate attendance at various points during the day.

We’re also still looking for a few important items:

* Stakes for attaching signs to
* A truck to hold full garbage bags and drive to the DPW after the party
* Non-toxic art supplies suitable for collage and painting
* Lots & lots of duct tape
* Good weather!!!

If you can help, please let me know -- or just come down to Avenue A and stop by the RiverCulture table on Saturday. See you there!

Lisa Davol
RiverCulture Coordinator

For more information about the 2008 Block Party and other events in Turners Falls, see
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RiverCulture - Thu, Jun 26, 2008, 5:35 P
MarKamusic Rain Location
In case of rain, RiverCulture’s MarKamusic concert this Saturday at 6 pm will will be held inside at St. Kazimierz. (across from Peskeomskut Park and Carnegie Library at the corner of Ave A and 7th Street in Turners Falls) Click here for details
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RiverCulture - Sun, May 18, 2008, 11:26 A
African Dance Performance Today!
African dance performance also today at the Great Hall of the Discovery Center at 2 pm.
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TF RiverCulture Calendar
Story Time
Wed, August 24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
BSB Rehearsal (private)
Wed, August 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Montague Common Hall
Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, August 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
MC Library Book Club
Thu, August 25
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Montague Libraries
Summer S.T.E.A.M.
Fri, August 26
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, August 31
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Library @ Farmers Market
Wed, August 31
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Montague Libraries
BSB Rehearsal (private)
Wed, August 31
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Montague Common Hall
Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, September 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Children’s Author Visit
Sat, September 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, September 14
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 15
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Barks & Brews
Sun, September 18
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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