Sponsor: Dickinson Memorial Library (Northfield)
Location: Northfield Elementary School gymnasium (104 Main St)
Presenter: R-Cade Entertainment
Interactive shoulder-to-shoulder game playing on multiple giant-screen projections, with ability to have more than 10 participants competing at once, and quick competitions so everybody enjoys playing, watching, and cheering. Team competitions facilitated by R-Cade Entertainment give the event a game-show feel in which everyone participates, and non-violent games are appropriate for all ages 6 years old and above. Games are easy to learn, hard to master. Middle-age participants will enjoy a blast from their past on retro consoles like Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and everyone will enjoy new platforms like Xbox and Wii. Learn good sportsmanship, patience, learning through failure, and of course have a blast playing video games!
No need to pre-register.
Questions? Please contact the Dickinson Memorial Library at (413) 498 - 2455.
7:00-9:30 pm, and all are welcome. Admission sliding scale $7-10. Robin Hayden & Laura DeCesare will be calling, with music from Pat MacPherson, Corey Walters, and Peter Barnes. And we'll be continuing our celebration of the CDSS Centennial by debuting Gary Roodman's new English dance written in honor of the Centennial, Double Jubilee!
Hope to see you all there!
The Monday Dance Committee
Robin, Art, Dan, & Lissa
Musical Diversity and Harmony.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 | 7:30 PM | $15
National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 | 7:30 PM | $15
Winterpills are an Indie Rock band from Northampton fronted by Philip Price and Flora Reed. Their sound is characterized by acoustic folk-pop, male-female harmonies and melancholic songwriting. Theyâ€™ve been received warmly by critics, garnering comparisons to The Byrds and Simon & Garfunkel. Their albums have received high praise from major print media including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and the Boston Globe.
Just a last minute reminder that the Lonesome Brothers (Jim Armenti, Ray Mason & special guest Jason Smith on drums) will be appearing tonight (Friday July 12th) at the Great Falls Discovery Center Coffeehouse (2 Avenue A) in downtown Turners Falls, MA! (413) 863-3221. www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org . Celebrating the release of their brand new 14-song CD "Check Engine". Early show. 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Thanks for supporting live music!
2nd St Baking Co Benefit for Affordable Farms December 15
Affordable Farms Benefit at 2nd Street Baking Company, December 15 All Day!
When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 7:00am - 6:00pm
Where: 2nd Street Baking Company-104 4th Street in Turners Falls
Opened in 2007 on 2nd Street in Turners Falls (hence the name), 2nd Street Baking Co. has now moved 2 blocks uptown to a new building on 4th Street. They make homemade bread, breakfast pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, and amazing baked confections and cakes.
10% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Campaign for Affordable Farms-Red Fire Farm Campaign. Stop by any time between 7am and 6pm on Saturday, December 15 to meet Mount Grace staff and enjoy breakfast, coffee, lunch, and amazing baked goods!
Besides raising money for the Campaign, this event is also helping the food bank at the Franklin Survival Center. We are encouraging people to bring nonperishable food to donate, or even better, buy a loaf of bread to donate to the pantry....To sweeten the deal, the staff of Mount Grace and the good folks at Sirum Equipment of Montague will buy a loaf of bread for each loaf someone purchases for the pantry (up to $500 worth of bread in total). So come down to the 2nd Street Baking Co and buy a loaf of bread for yourself and one for someone in need and support the Campaign for Affordable Farms all at the same time! PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE - THE PANTY HAS A SEVERE BREAD SHORTAGE!!!
Hey all... make sure to come out to see Welcome Yule at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls. It's a wonderful show of music, dance, songs and stories to chase away the cold and dark of winter. Definitely worth the cheap ticket price of only $10. http://welcomeyule.org/
Beatles For Sale tribute band at the Shea - This Saturday, 9/15!
Come Twist and Shout with New England's #1 Beatles Tribute band for a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance at the Shea Theater. From "I Saw Her Standing There" to "The End" on Abbey Road, Beatles For Sale will take you on a muscial journey through the Beatles entire performing/recording career, including the biggest Beatle hits and some great Beatle B-sides. All songs are performed completely LIVE with no pre-recorded "studio" tricks.
The 2nd annual Upper Valley Music Festival is a multi-venue, 12 hour music event in downtown Turners Falls, MA to benefit The American Cancer Society.This year’s line-up includes 30 local, regional and up and coming artists as well as an Irish music session and contra dance. Admission is just 10.00 for the whole day. Come see acts at the Shea Theater, St. Kazimierz, Great Falls Discovery Center, The Rendezvous, and Burrito Rojo and help fight cancer. Purchase wristbands at any of the concert locations.
New Exhibit Opening at Nina’s Nook: "Fervor From the Truth" April 5
"Fervor From the Truth: Obsessively Spiritual Works by Edite Cunha, Gina Vernava with Pam Allan, Lauren Paradise and Elise Vegliante" Opens April 5 at Ninas Nook, a tiny artspace in downtown Turners Falls. The opening reception will be held at nearby Burrito Rojo, 50 Third St, from 4-6pm on Saturday, April 7.
Cunha and Vernava combine mosaic techniques with repurposed and recycled materials to create unique commentaries on their religious and spiritual cultural experiences.
Cunha’s series of “AlterVirgins” are an “artistic response to my early Catholic upbringing combined with more recent spiritual explorations. My AlterVirgins are not virgins in the carnal sense. One might say they are emancipated virgins. They are funny, cheeky, sassy and they have fun on their way to eternity."
Vernava’s pieces deal with “the absurdities of Spirituality. Some are humorous, all are political commentary due to my own personal opposition to the rise of the Political Christian Right.”
Hours at Nina's Nook at Thurs, 4-6pm and Fri-Sat 1-6pm. For more info see www.ninasnook.com or call 413.834.8800
WELCOME YULE at the Shea Theater this weekend, starting tonight!
Music, Dance, Songs and Stories to drive the dark away
Shea Theater, Turners Falls, MA, 01376
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2pm
General Admission is $10
Seniors and Children are $7
You can reserve tickets at The Shea Theatre box office, (413) 863-2281
In the darkest time of the year, people everywhere gather for songs, stories, and celebrations. Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration brings those traditions alive at the Shea Theater December 9th, 10th, and 11th. This year, a huge polar bear and a fairy tale cast of puppets join the Welcome Yule chorus of adults and children. Stories and dances are interwoven with a mix of traditional English carols, boisterous pub songs, and rousing four-part shape note songs.
"I come for the music," says long-time audience member Rita Reinke of Pelham. "Welcome Yule is an integral part of my family’s December. It lifts our spirits; it feels like a genuine celebration, not a performance. I love the way that the songs are mixed with stories and dances, but most of all I like the sense of the performers’ joy in doing this together. It feels like I’m a part of that in the audience."
The show's chorus of musicians, dancers, and puppeteers of all ages transform the theater into a midwinter village. While adults sing, dance, and gossip, children make mischief, act out stories, and create their own traditions. A talented cast of older children and young teenagers, many of them Welcome Yule veterans, support adult storytellers, younger children, and magical puppets in the retelling of an old story of a quest for love and companionship. An appearance by the rowdy Blue Willies and a traditional mummer’s play round out the performance.
The songs, stories and plays in Welcome Yule highlight the pleasures of passing on seasonal traditions of family and community. Join us as we sing and dance away winter’s darkness and call back the warmth of spring.
Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration will be at The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Massachusetts, Dec. 9th and 10th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children five through sixteen; four and under free. Reserve tickets at (413) 863-2281 or purchase in advance at Jones Library in Amherst, Broadside Books in Northampton, the World Eye Bookstore in Greenfield, Elmer’s Store in Ashfield, or online at Brattleborotix.com. For information, call 413-665-3206 or visit http://www.WelcomeYule.org
It is once again softball season. Montague still taking registration sign ups for The Small Towns Girls Softball League.
The Small Towns Girls Softball League opens it's season Monday April 25. The Montague Diamond Dusters and Purple Panthers will have their games posted on the Local Entertainment calendar tomorrow. There are still open slots to play. Sign up today!!!
Aerial Fabric is an expressive and acrobatic art form that involves climbing, wrapping and supporting one’s self in fabric, it is used as a performance art and originates from other circus arts.
Winter 2011 Classes Start in Mid January:
Explore your creative and artistic expression
Learn Aerial Fabric technical skills
Build physical strength and flexibility
Inspire and be inspired
Winter Class Schedule
Mondays 7-8:30 pm, January 24th~March 28th
This class is ideal for people learning fabric for the first time, and for those who have learned the basics and would like to build on that foundation.
As we learn the foundations and skills of Aerial fabric we will work together to create a performance which we will present on the final day of class. Friends and family are invited to attend.
This series of classes runs for 10 weeks
Sing-up for classes one day a week, or come to both, more rapidly building your strength, flexibility and skill.
$165-1950 for the series
Registration is required and payment due by one week before the start of the class.
Tools for Authentic Living www.mytrueplace.com
I'm looking for a couple more people to join my Aerial Fabric class, starting next Monday, January 24th. Class is held at Sirius Community in Shutesbury Ma.
Come fly through the air with us! It's so much fun, makes you strong and is so impressive to watch... Spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested!
Skeleton Crew Theater Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Shows run continuously, starting at 6:00 PM; the last show begins at 9:30 PM. Light refreshment and queue entertainment will be offered before each show.
SCT is NOT an attraction which relies on the typical clowns-with-chainsaws that other Halloween events must do. The show is about celebrating the Halloween season, and is more “Nightmare Before Christmas,” than “Nightmare on Elm Street.” We don’t do boo-scares or gore, but rely on set, music, and character design to create the atmosphere. With all humility, it’s an impressive event. And we couldn’t have done it without some very dedicated TFHS students.
These students have worked extraordinarily hard to make it what it is. Remember, this is a benefit for Camp Keewanee AND for the Freshman and Junior classes. Your ticket price goes to the camp; any concessions you buy go to the classes.
Bring your family, your friends, your neighbors. Let’s put some cash into these noble causes and support an emerging local arts scene.