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Nadyayoga - Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 2:08 P
Interested Thursday Gentle Yoga Class?
Hello neighbors,

I teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Montague Common Hall on Tuesday evenings, and I am looking into offering two 5-week Gentle Yoga sessions this summer called "Yoga Essentials for a Strong Practice." This is a great opportunity to kick-start or refine your practice, right here in your neighborhood. Don't miss it!

Please help me assess the level of your interest by clicking a couple of buttons in this 20-second survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTR65RS

CLASS DETAILS:
Thursdays: 5:30 - 6:45PM
Session 1: June 9 - July 7
Session 2: July 14 - August 11

THE GOAL of this series is to provide an opportunity for a gentler, slower paced yoga class, which will spotlight several fundamental postures to help establish safe and optimal alignment for your advancing practice. Gentle Yoga postures will help reduce stress, unwind the body and calm the mind, while low-impact core strengthening exercises will help increase stability and mobility and help with postural injury prevention and balance. In addition, each class will feature a new breathing and relaxation technique helpful in maintaining a calm focus and in improving emotional well-being. The series will provide a safe a nurturing environment for beginners and advancing Yogis, while seasoned practitioners will benefit as well by bringing an open mind and curiosity, and refining their practice.


OTHER DETAILS:
Cost: $10-$13 per class, depending on when you register and for how many sessions.
Pre-registration required. (sign up for one or the other, or both and save!)
You can miss one class per session and comp by attending a Tuesday class at any time.

Please let know soon if you might be interested! Again, here is the 20-second survey to help me assess the level of interest in the community: 20-second survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTR65RS

If you know someone else who might benefit from this class, please forward this info to them.

Thank you so much!
Warmly,
Nadya
www.yogawithnadya.com
 
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mik - Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 9:32 A
Tag Sale Today 9-1
Big tag sale today at the Montague Common Hall (formerly the Grange). Photos here...

https://www.facebook...ts/10151810149239342
 
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mik - Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 1:14 P
Montague Reporter article
Nice article about the Grange hall in this week's Montague Reporter. Pick up a copy.
 
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mik - Tue, Nov 6, 2012, 1:48 P
Spend Election Night at the Montague Grange Hall
Looking for a last-minute place to enjoy election night with neighbors?

MONTAGUE GRANGE HALL will be open starting at 8:30. We will have wired online access and a projector hooked up to one laptop. If the Internet access is strong enough we'll stream some live video. otherwise we'll listen to WFCR and just load up various stats pages on the screen.

We'll have a hat out for donations to pay for the heat in the hall. Also BYO. Snacks can be laid out in the hall. Come prepared -- the Mini Mart closes at 8:00.

Pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.
 
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mik - Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 10:15 A
Giant tag sale TODAY!!
All kinds of stuff. Reel to Reel deck, tools, toys, books, slide projectors, etc.

34 Main Street, Montague Center. Until 1:00.
 
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halfshaved - Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 3:33 P
old time music jam
Hello Susan Kay, Please call me at 863 8719 to discuss the old time jam. Wes Green
 
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halfshaved - Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 3:32 P
old time music jam
Hello Chuck, Call me at 863 8719 to discuss the old time jam. Wes Green
 
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halfshaved - Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 3:30 P
old time music jam
Hello Patrick, call me at 863 8719 so we acan discuss further plans for a jam . Wes Green
 
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Ingrid - Fri, Jun 15, 2012, 6:49 P
FANTASTIC MOVING SALE - June 30 9 - 3
ESSENTIAL, ECLECTIC, EXOTIC, EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINING ELEMENTS FOR YOUR LIFE & HOME
Moving and Tag Sale - 10% benefits Montague Grange
Saturday, June 30, 9 - 3 (Rain date, July 1, 9 - 3)
33 East Taylor Hill Rd, Montague, MA 01351

Entertainment Unit, Mirrors, Kitchen utensils and appliances, Clothes and shoes. Exotic fabrics and art supplies, Photo frames, Holiday decorations, Gardening supplies, Books, Business and school supplies, Vases, Linens, Electronics, Music
 
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David_Kaynor - Thu, Jun 14, 2012, 12:12 A
old time music jam
I'm interested, too! I play fiddle and guitar. I can help with opening, closing, and caring for the hall.

David
 
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patrick - Tue, Jun 12, 2012, 3:57 P
old time music jam
I'd be interested in playing too, though I probably can't commit to doing so every week. I have guitars, a mandolin and a banjo that I could bring.
 
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chuck - Tue, Jun 12, 2012, 11:56 A
old time music jam
Me too. I play fiddle and am always interested in getting together to jam. I know lots of tunes, but have difficulty coming up with them without prompting. I'm probably about intermediate.
So count me in!
 
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halfshaved - Tue, Jun 12, 2012, 11:33 A
old time music jam
Hello SusanKay,

Thanks for responding about the old time jam. You are the first person to respond to the note. I don't have a time, place or frequency to do this thing. I thought once enough of us showed interest we could decide amongst ourselves. I was thinking it would be great to be able to use the Montague Grange. I don't know if it would be free or not at this point but I plan on checking into that part. That's great that you can round up a fiddle or two. I'll stay in touch after giving more people time to respond and check on Grange availability.

Wes Green
 
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SusanKay - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 7:59 P
old time music jam
VERY interested. I play OT guitar (intermediate level on straight-ahead tunes). I could possibly stir up a fiddler or two. Do you have an evening in mind already? How often? - Susan, Turners Falls
 
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halfshaved - Mon, Jun 11, 2012, 5:21 P
old time music jam
Looking to start an old time music (not bluegrasss) jam. Hopefully there will be intermediate players like me that are interested along with skilled players. I was thinking of a regular get together if possible at the Montague Grange. I am working on my clawhammer skills any other banjos,fiddles,guitars,bases,etc. out there in need of jam time?
 
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robertal - Thu, May 10, 2012, 10:45 P
Craft Fair, May 12th @ the DayLily in South Deerfield
May 12th, is the first annual Deerfield Elementary Craft Show at The Daylily (Sugarloaf Street South Deerfield- across from the Bank of America), 10 am - 2 pm.

Come see many crafters from our Deerfield Elementary community.
Supports Deerfield Elementary PTA and our local Art Community! Also, The Daylily is a lovely store to visit - see other local artists!
 
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mik - Thu, Feb 2, 2012, 10:36 P
New Grange Antiques Fair
If you're on Facebook, you should like this page and make your best effort to make it to one of these market fairs. Two in February and two in March, at the Grange hall. Like the Mutton & Mead festival itself, this is a fundraiser for the Grange hall.

https://www.facebook...ndVintageMarketplace

Pass it on, and try to make it.

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The Montague Antiques and Vintage Marketplace takes place over four Sundays in 2012: February 12 + 26 and March 11 + 25, from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.

The markets feature multiple dealers offering a variety of early American and Victorian through mid century antiques and books, all in the beautiful and historic 1835 Grange hall in the village of Montague Center, MA. No plastic crap or cheap Chinese junk allowed!

Vendors welcome - affordable table fees! Contact via the phone number below.

The sale is part of an ongoing effort to keep the historic Montague Grange hall in good repair. Vendor fees support the hall’s maintenance.
 
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mik - Sat, Dec 3, 2011, 8:59 P
Annual Montague Grange Gift Making Fair
Grange Hall, Main Street at the Common, Montague Center

Make gifts, come for lunch, peruse the indoor mini-flea market -- and help raise funds to save the Grange building

Sunday, December 4 from 10 AM - 4 PM
For adults, teens and children

Admission $1
Gifts cost $3 - $10 each to make

Gift making stations will include most or all of the following: rolled beeswax candles and holders -- wreaths -- beaded snowflakes and earrings -- stamped greeting cards -- decoupaged objects -- colored blown glass ornaments -- fleece scarves -- gnomes and fairies -- glass magnets -- shrinky dink ornaments -- gilded acorns -- twig animals -- and more crafts!

Baked potatoes, chili, soup, baked goods and hot drinks for sale

Mini Flea Market - table space for $20

Contact Cindy Tarail cindy@thealchemystudio.com or call 367-0042 to volunteer, secure a flea market table space, or for more info.
 
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cindy - Sat, Nov 5, 2011, 10:06 A
Annual Montague Grange Gift Making Fair Corrected Time
Change of time for Fair: 10 AM -3 PM
Please do contact me by Sunday, November 20th to volunteer to help set up, clean up, assist the craft leaders, rent table space to sell your crafts/collectibles, and/or make baked goods for our snack bar.
 
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mik - Wed, Nov 2, 2011, 5:19 P
Annual Montague Grange Gift Making Fair
Grange Hall, Main Street at the Common, Montague Center

Make gifts, come for lunch, peruse the indoor mini-flea market -- and help raise funds to save the Grange building

Sunday, December 4 from 10 AM - 4 PM
For adults, teens and children

Admission $1
Gifts cost $3 - $10 each to make

Gift making stations will include most or all of the following: rolled beeswax candles and holders -- wreaths -- beaded snowflakes and earrings -- stamped greeting cards -- decoupaged objects -- colored blown glass ornaments -- fleece scarves -- gnomes and fairies -- glass magnets -- shrinky dink ornaments -- gilded acorns -- twig animals -- and more crafts!

Baked potatoes, chili, soup, baked goods and hot drinks for sale

Mini Flea Market - table space for $20

Contact Cindy Tarail cindy@thealchemystudio.com or call 367-0042 to volunteer, secure a flea market table space, or for more info.
 
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mik - Wed, Oct 26, 2011, 3:04 P
Looking for crafters
Seeking crafty folks and cooks for easy fundraiser for the Montague Grange! People of all ages come to the Grange for the day one weekend before mid-December, make gifts at stations led by our town's talented craftspeople, eat a delicious lunch, drinks and snacks made by the neighbors, and walk out with a bagful of completed gifts for their families and friends.

Offer activities like beaded earrings, felted baby booties, hand-blown glass ornaments, and all manner of twiggy, herbal, fabric, up-cycled, and colorful handmade gifts, far less expensive than any participants could buy at the store, for the slew of birthdays and holidays coming up! You can use inexpensive materials; we need you to donate or secure donated materials. We can help with this.

Email cindy@thealchemystudio.com to pledge your craft skills, food donations and teaching time, or for more info. Sign up by the end of this week, October 30th. If we do not have enough crafts and volunteers by the end of the week we will start signing people up for 2012!
 
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mik - Sat, Oct 8, 2011, 12:09 A
Tag Sale
Tag Sale at the Montague Grange today, 9:00 - 1:00. Good stuff.
 
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mik - Wed, Oct 5, 2011, 6:24 P
Colleen Kattau & Nice Guys @ Montague grange
Saturday Oct 8, 2011, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM, at the Montague grange

Colleen Kattau and Some Nice Guys - Colleen is a bi-lingual vocalist and performer whose music is described as "Power and beauty steeping in a fine tea." She’s been featured on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now and at at the SOAWatch vigils at the gates of Ft. Benning, GA. She’s joined by rising star saxophonist, Jamie Yaman who also plays Native American triple flute and virtuoso and the best bassist in the northeast, Mike Brandt.

A fundraiser for the Friends of the Montague Grange. Refreshments will be available.
 
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mik - Thu, Aug 11, 2011, 9:27 A
Montague Grange Silent Auction - 2011
MONTAGUE -- The Second Annual Montague Grange Silent Auction will be held in the Grange Hall during Montague Old Home Days, Saturday, August 20th, 2011.

Items up on the block include art and artisan pieces, goods and services, certificates to restaurants and massage, etc.

Viewing and bidding starts at 9:00 am. Come back to check on your favorite items and bid often!

3:00 to 4:00 cocktail hour and opportunity for final bidding.

Bidding ends at 4:00 pm and winners are notified.

To donate items, contact Sally Prasch (413) 250-3405.
 
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doktorwise - Tue, May 31, 2011, 9:33 P
Wed, June 1 meeting postponed to next week
Hi all,
This month's Montague Grange meeting originally scheduled for June 1 has been postponed until next Wed, June 8, at 7pm. We hope to have the architect on hand to go over the initial work she has done on the renovation plans.

chris wise
 
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mik - Tue, May 31, 2011, 12:09 P
Cindy Green, family dance caller
Dear Family Dance Communities:

Cindy Green is seriously ill. As of Friday she was moved from the Cooley Dickinson ICU to Kindred Hospital Parkview, 1400 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109. She is in Room 512.

This is a long-term acute care and rehabilitation hospital. She is too weak to talk on the phone, but cards are welcome.

An outpouring of cards could help as well as boosting both Cindy's and Grace's morale. Also if anyone has anything that is funny and could help Grace distract herself periodically that would be helpful.

Thank you for holding these two dear women in your prayers.

Anne Flaherty (mother of Miette and Ivy)
 
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Conor - Thu, Mar 17, 2011, 6:59 P
Montague Grange Contra Dance Wednesday March 23
Hello Everyone!

We always have a good time at our dances. Come join us next week on
Wednesday, March 23 for our monthly contra dance at the Montague
Center Grange at 34 Main Street.

The dance starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:30. Admission is just $8 to $10
on a sliding scale.

And as always Beginners are Welcome!

We have David Kaynor as the primary caller accompanied by the Montague
Center Band. Fiddles, flutes, piano and much more. This group is a
classic!This month we are again inviting all kind spirits who would like to try their
skills as guest callers.

We always have refreshments and a very relaxed atmosphere inside the
1839 historic Montague Center Grange.

See you there.
 
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mik - Tue, Jan 25, 2011, 10:54 A
Family Dance this Sunday
Come to the Montague Family Dance, this Sunday, January 30, 3:30-5:30 at the Montague Grange, Main Street, Montague Center

Family-style Contra Dancing for all ages. sliding scale $10-$15 per family or $4 per person, includes a snack at the break. Chase the winter blues away with caller Jim Fownes and 4 member band Double Time, including nationally renowned fiddler Ron Grosslein of Swallowtail and The Moving Violations and 16 year old Kathleen Fownes.

Simple dances with easy instruction geared for little feet. Lots of fun, humor, and some singing games too. Great for babes in slings through teens, and their parents and grandparents.

Always on the last Sunday of each month, November through March.

http://www.MontagueMA.net/montague_grange
 
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Conor - Thu, Jan 6, 2011, 1:05 P
January 26 Contra Dance at 7:30 PM

!!Contra Dancers!!

On January 26, at 7:30 PM we will have a Contra Dance in the historic Montague Center Grange Hall at 34 Main Street in beautiful Montague Center.

This is a perfect place for beginners to learn as well as the experience to have fun in a carefree setting.

Refreshments are provided and fun is guaranteed for all.

Our band is great and features David Kaynor as caller and fiddler!

The cost is only $8 to 10 on a sliding scale and all proceeds go to the Save the Grange Renovation fund.

Put it on your calendar now and plan for a great evening!!
 
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mik - Mon, Nov 29, 2010, 9:26 A
New Moon Coffee House Launches!
New Moon Coffee House at the Montague Grange
Saturday, December 4th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10-$20 at the door

“A Winter Solstice Celebration”

We join together in the cold, dark night of winter, to warm our hands and hearts with sacred and celebrational music welcoming the return of the Sun at Winter Solstice. Traditional songs you know, mixed in with other old-world songs.

Kellianna, Pagan Folk Music and Chant

Chris LaFond, Harpist

Jenna Greene, Neo-Celtic Singer / Songwriter


For more information about the performers, and the series itself, please visit...

http://montaguegrange.org/index.cfm?p=n.20
 
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mik - Wed, Nov 24, 2010, 9:50 A
Family Dance at the Montague Grange.
Come to the first Montague Family Dance of the season, this Sunday, Nov 28, 3:30-5:30
Family-style Contra Dancing for all ages. $10-$15 per family or $4 per person, includes a snack at the break.

Simple dances with easy instruction geared for little feet. Lots of fun, humor and some singing games too. Great for 3-15 yr olds, and their parents. Chase the fall and winter blues away with laughing folk music and a fun caller.

Always on the last Sunday of each month, November through March.
 
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mik - Tue, Nov 9, 2010, 9:59 P
Family Dance at the Montague Grange.
Family-style Contra Dancing for all ages. $10-$15 per family or $4 per person.

Simple dances with easy instruction geared for little feet. Lots of fun, humor and some singing games too. Great for 3-15 yr olds, and their parents. Meet other parents and network too. Set up playdates! Chase the Fall and Winter Blues away with Laughing Folk Music and a Fun Caller.

Always on the Last Sunday of each Month, November through April. 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Includes a light snack.

Nov 28: Tim Van Egmond
Dec. 26: TBD
Jan. 30: Jim Fownes
Feb 27: TBD
March 27: TBD
April 24: TBD

For directions, visit www.MontagueMA.net/Montague_Grange
 
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mik - Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 2:47 P
MONTAUE’S GOT TALENT: VARIETY SHOW!
Moonlight Davis has just agreed to sing for us! Woohoo!
 
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miette - Thu, Oct 14, 2010, 9:52 P
MONTAUE’S GOT TALENT: VARIETY SHOW!
MONTAGUE'S GOT TALENT: VARIETY SHOW!

Come on SATURDAY OCTOBER 16th, at 6PM to the MONTAGUE GRANGE for a night of music, singing and skits performed by various local artists at the Montague's Got Talent Variety Show! Show your appreciation for the Grange Building by giving a $10-$15 donation at the door.


 
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mik - Wed, Oct 13, 2010, 3:55 P
Montague Grange New Moon Coffee House
Montague Grange New Moon Coffee House
Saturday, December 4th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$10-$20 at the door

"A Winter Solstice Celebration"

We join together in the cold, dark night of winter, to warm our hands and hearts with sacred and celebrational music welcoming the return of the Sun at Winter Solstice.

Featuring:

Kellianna - Pagan Folk Music and Chant

Chris LaFond - Harpist

Jenna Greene - Neo-Celtic Singer / Songwriter

The Montague New Moon Coffee House is a monthly concert series featuring the best of the Pioneer Valley talent, with open mike and refreshments, in a wonderful 175-year old hall.

This event is presented by the Friends of the Montague Grange, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to raise funds to renovate the Grange hall. All donations are tax-deductible. Visit http://www.Montaguegrange.org for more information.
 
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mik - Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 7:42 P
Montague’s Got Talent variety show
Current line-up for the Montague's Got Talent variety show -- Saturday October 16th, 6:00pm

Al Williams, Court Dorsey, John Sheldon
Montague First Congregational Chorus
Jen Tobey
Susan Conger
Eve Christoph
Ivy & Lucia
Jackson Blain
Kaleigh Turn
Ruth Witty
Katie (Brickhouse)

An entertaining evening of music, puppetry, skits and singing by people in our community FOR people in our community at the Montague Grange, on Saturday October 16th. $10-$15 at the door.

Enjoyment is guaranteed

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Montague Grange. Proceeds to go to the building renovation fund.
 
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miette - Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 8:39 P
Montague’s Got Talent variety show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Montague's Got Talent Variety Show -- Saturday October 16th, 6pm

An entertaining evening of music, puppetry, skits and singing by people in our community FOR people in our community at the Montague Grange, on Saturday October 16th. $10-$15 at the door.

Enjoyment is guaranteed

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Montague Grange. Proceeds to go to the building renovation fund.

Interested in performing? Pick up sign up sheets at the Montague Grange announcement board, the Montague Center Library, the Montague MiniMart or print them out at MontagueMA.net, then send them to 28 Center St. Montague MA, 01351. Any questions contact Miette via the website.

Sign-up Form:

http://www.montaguem...Sign%20up%20Form.doc

Poster:

http://www.montaguem...%202010%20poster.doc
 
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Conor - Thu, Sep 16, 2010, 5:46 P
Contra Dancing !!!! September 22
Contra Dancing !!!! (Reply)


!!! Contra Dancing !!!

Love, Romance, Great Times

Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Refreshments Provided! Good Time Guaranteed

$8 to $10 sliding scale

All proceeds to benefit the Save the Grange Fund
 
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miette - Sun, Sep 12, 2010, 5:21 P
Montague’s Got Talent Variety Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Montague's Got Talent Variety Show -- Saturday October 16th, 6pm

An entertaining evening of music, puppetry, skits and of course a little singing at the Montague Grange on Saturday October 16th. $10-$15 at the door.

You know those dull Saturday nights where all you do is sit, eat and maybe, watch a little TV? The dull Saturday nights when you think, I really wish I could...watch a puppet show or hear an entertaining fiddle tune? Well, Saturday October 16, will NOT be one of those nights. Because instead of sitting around watching tv, you'll be at the Montague's Got Talent Variety Show! And instead of wishing for a puppet show, you'll be watching one!

Enjoyment is guaranteed

A fundraiser for the Friends of the Montague Grange

Interested in performing? Pick up sign up sheets at the Montague Grange announcement board, the Montague Center Library or print them out at montaguema.net, then send them to 28 Center st. Montague MA, 01351. Any questions contact Miette here.

http://www.montaguem...Sign%20up%20Form.doc

http://www.montaguem...%202010%20poster.doc
 
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Conor - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 1:11 P
Contra Dancing !!!!

!!! Contra Dancing !!!

Love, Romance, Great Times

August 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Refreshments Provided! Good Time Guaranteed

$8 to $10 sliding scale

All proceeds to benefit the Save the Grange Fund


 
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JTHK - Wed, Aug 4, 2010, 8:44 A
traditional Irish music at the Grange!
Friday, 6 August 2010, 7:00 pm

An evening of traditional Irish music and potluck. Suggested $5 - $10 donation at the door to support the Montague Grange. BYO food and beverage of choice to share. Feel free to bring a board-game or deck of cards if desired. Sit back, eat some food, listen to the music, and enjoy the evening.

This is a Friends of the Montague Grange sponsored event, part of a multi-year fundraising effort to repair and rejuvenate the 175-year old hall.

Hope to see you there,
Jonathan

 
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miette - Sun, Jul 4, 2010, 4:11 P
Announcing the 2010 Montague Talent Show
ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ANNUAL MONTAGUE TALENT SHOW

The Montague Grange will be hosting the first of what we hope to be a yearly event; a town wide talent show. The first one will be held on Saturday, September 11th, 2010, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Suggested donation at the door $10-$20

We are looking for singers, musicians, skits performers, etc. (please no stand-up comedy), If you are interested please contact Miette at 1-413-336-4896 or email miette@themullers.net no later then Monday August 16th. Entry fee will be $5.

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Montague Grange building fund.

Look to montaguema.net for later updates and entry forms.
 
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mik - Fri, Jun 25, 2010, 7:24 P
Live Irish music at the Grange
An evening of Traditional Irish music and potluck at the Montague Grange. Right now!
 
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mik - Tue, Jun 22, 2010, 6:51 P
Mid-week / Hump Day contra dance
Join David Kaynor at the Montague Grange for a mid-week / Hump Day contra dance! 7:00pm.
 
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mik - Sun, Jun 13, 2010, 10:58 P
Contra dance?
No, the dance is the following Wednesday, on the 23rd. The sign was put out a few days too early.
 
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hardymum - Sun, Jun 13, 2010, 9:37 P
Contra dance?
I saw a sign at the corner of Montague City Rd. and Greenfield Rd....is David Kaynor calling a dance this Wednesday?

Laurie
 
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BradCouncilman - Mon, Jun 7, 2010, 9:05 A
Buy Compost & Donate to Grange Building Fund
Thanks to Shauna Lynn. On Saturday we delivered a load of our finest to her vegetable garden on Old Sunderland Rd.

A check for $125 has been sent to Friends of the Montague Grange.


 
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doktorwise - Sat, Jun 5, 2010, 12:59 P
Enchanted Arts Camp for Ages 6-12
This summer, the Montague Grange is will be the home for the Art & Nature Summer Around the World Adventure camps, directed by Eve Christoph (formerly of the Art Bridge in Shelburne Falls).

Enchanted Arts for All Presents!
Eve Christoph of the Art Bridge
Art & Nature
Summer Around the World Adventure

A Cultural-Ecology and Spirit Art Immersion
Experience the Five Arts, Five Elements, and World Perspectives.
Theatre, Art, Music, Dance, and Writing; Puppet shows around the world.
Watering the tree of friendship, Nature adventures all along the way!

At the Montague Grange, for more info, call 413 625-8275.

Ten week-long sessions: June 28 to Sept. 3
Mon. – Fri. 9:30am – 3:30pm
For ages 6-12

Week 1: Native American Journey, June 28 – July 2
Week 2: Indonesia Journey, July 5 - 9
Week 3: India Journey, July 12 – 16
Week 4: Australia Journey, July 19 – 23
Week 5: Mexico Journey, July 26 – 30
Week 6: Israel Journey, Aug. 2 – 6
Week 7: Asia Journey, Aug. 9 – 13
Week 8: Ireland Elf and Fairy Journey, Aug. 16 – 20
Week 9: Canada Journey, Aug. 23 – 27
Week 10: Wiricuta Journey, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

Price: $300 per week. There are also a limited number of slots at a lower rate for families with low or middle income. Speak to the program director for details.

Location: The Montague Grange, Montague Center. Including adventures into the forest fields, and streams in and around the town of Montague.

Registration: Send payment for the weeks you have chosen to Eve Christoph, 41 Clement St., Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. Sign up now to hold the space for your child, as placements are limited to six children per week.

Contact: Eve Christoph at 413 625-8275

About Eve:
Eve Christoph has been an Art Ecology educator and performer through the Five Arts for all ages now for more than 25 years. She connects Dance, Theatre, Creative Writing, Visual Art, and Music in a Spirit Art curriculum that she created to nourish the soul and heart of community. She was co-director and lead teacher for the previous Art Bridge of Shelburne Falls. She is now the director of Enchanted Arts for All, sharing her work through workshops, puppet shows, and performances with private schools, libraries, special needs programs, home schoolers, women’s groups, clubs, and events/festivals throughout the year. She is presently offering this amazing summer program. You’re welcome to bring your child and join in!


 
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mik - Wed, Jun 2, 2010, 10:20 P
Ferd’s Amazing Card Party -- THIS FRIDAY
Ferd's Amazing Card Party -- THIS FRIDAY at the Montague Grange

Fri, Jun 4, 2010, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Potluck and Card Party at the Montague Grange hall. $5 suggested donation to the hall building fund. Oh Hell, Hearts, Spades, B.S., and other favorites!

This event is part of the Friends of the Montague Grange FUN-raising drive to raise awareness of the hall as well as money to repair it. Your participation is greatly encouraged and sought.
 
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doktorwise - Wed, Jun 2, 2010, 6:26 A
Montague Grange meeting tonight
We'll be meeting tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm in the hall. It seems like there is a lot of good stuff happening, and, as always, there are problems to be thought through and solved. Agenda as far as I can tell so far, in no particular order:

--Summer camps at the Grange!
--Building renovation/capital campaign update
--Recent donations
--Yoga classes at the Grange
--Ferd's Amazing Card party this Friday
--Basement dehumidification update
--Lawn: we desperately need mowing and we have ants

Please let me know if there are other things we should discuss. See you at 7!

chris
 
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BradCouncilman - Tue, Jun 1, 2010, 9:26 A
Buy Compost & Donate to Grange Building Fund
Hunting Hills will deliver (locally) one truckload of our finest composted manure in exchange for your donation of $125 to the Grange building fund.

It's perfect for working into the soil before planting or setting out, and ideal as a side dressing for established vegetable and ornamental plants.

Thanks for supporting the Grange!


Hunting Hills Farm Rt 63 Montague Center.

Self service: $ 5 per 40 lb bag or $ 2 per bucket (in your container).

By Appt: $125.00 per truckload (3+yds) delivered locally. $28/yd loaded into your truck.

Info: 413-773-0670

Made from the best that our local cows, sheep and horses have to offer. Well cooked and cured naturally on the bare ground.


 
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GMullen - Sat, May 22, 2010, 8:02 P
Yoga at the Montague Grange
Bring home a relaxed you!

Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm.
Start June 3, 2010.
8 week series $63.
Drop in $10.
Your 1st class is free.

Perfect poses are not the goal; instead, the postures are used as a means to enhance
consciousness.

Teacher: Ginger Mullen is a certified Amrit Yoga teacher who lives in Montague Center. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse and a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, who has also studied Thai-Yoga Massage and Aruveda. Her Yoga teacher Amrit Desai, founded the Kripalu Yoga Center and developed Amrit Yoga.

 
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mik - Sat, May 15, 2010, 9:14 A
Garden Show today 10-1
Come on out to Montague Center for a plant and seed swap buy sell thing. Baked goods too. On the lawn of the Grange building. 10:00 - 1:00.
 
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mik - Mon, May 10, 2010, 9:42 A
Ferd’s Famous Card Party rides again!
Montague Grange sponsors Ferd's Famous Card Party!

Friday, June 4th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the hall.

Bring some yummy food or drink to share and a $5 donation, and we’ll promise you memorable card games, exquisite social interactions, and the warm feeling that comes from supporting the Montague Grange!

Continuation of Ferd’s famous annual Potluck and Card Party, held at the Grange hall. Hearts, Spades, Oh Hell, B.S., Go Fish, Bridge, and other favorites! Kid friendly.

This is a Friends of the Montague Grange sponsored event, part of a multi-year fundraising effort to repair and rejuvenate the 175-year old hall.

Below is a link to the poster. Please print and post widely...

http://www.montaguem...rty%202010-06-04.pdf
 
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mik - Sat, May 8, 2010, 6:20 P
Montague Variety Show
The Friends of the Montague Grange are planning on bringing the Talent Show back to the hall as the Montague Variety Show, to be held on Saturday, September 11th, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

We are looking for people to help put it together, as well as talent for the show itself.

Please contact us through this web page:

http://montaguegrange.org/index.cfm?p=c.add


This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Montague Grange, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to raise funds to repair and upgrade the 175-year old Montague Grange hall. Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to 181 Meadow Road, Montague, MA 01351.
 
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mik - Fri, Apr 30, 2010, 1:14 P
Sunday: Goddess & Soul Acoustic Concert
Just a quick reminder --

Kellianna and Marsia of Mother Turtle -- "Goddess & Soul" acoustic concert

Montague Grange, 34 Main Street, Montague Center

Sunday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm -- $15 at the door

This is a fundraiser concert for the Grange hall for repairs.

More info here:

http://www.MontagueGrange.org/

Donations also accepted. Mail to:

Friends of the Montague Grange
181 Meadow Road
Montague, MA 01351
 
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mik - Fri, Apr 23, 2010, 6:26 P
Acoustic Concert next weekend
What an incredibly good turnout and fund raising event we had with the Mystery Theater event on April 2nd. If you combine that night with the concert the following week when we sold the remaining desserts, we raised $1,722 !! Yes, we did. That paid for 1/2 the roof, and then some.

The Friends of the Montague Grange have another event coming up next Sunday, on May 2nd -- the evening of the May Day celebration.

This should be a fun night of live acoustic Goddess and Soul music with two locals, Kellianna of Wendell, and Mother Turtle's Marsia Shuron Harris. You can learn more about it here:

http://montaguegrange.org/index.cfm?p=n.16

Hope to see you there. Should be a wonderful evening.
 
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lauried - Tue, Apr 13, 2010, 10:32 P
Family Dance April 25
Come to the last Family Dance of the season, Sunday, April 25, from 3:30-5:30 at the Montague Grange. Contra-style dancing and singing games for all ages with caller Kathy Torrey and live music form Shingle the Roof. All dances are taught and accessible to the whole family. Shingle the Roof will be perfoming a bonus mini-concert before the dance, so come at 3:10 to hear old-time ballads, traditional fiddle tunes, and children's favorites. Admission is $4/person or $10-$15/family sliding scale, includes a healthy snack at the break. Dances are the last Sunday of the month, September-April.
For directions, visit www.MontagueMA.net and click "Grange"
For more information call 367-9608

 
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Lucyhem - Wed, Apr 7, 2010, 9:04 P
Jay Ungar - Molly Mason concert update
Hi David
Are there still tks for Jay & Molly? How much are they at the door?
Lucy
 
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mik - Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 3:45 P
Mystery Theater tonight @ Grange Hall
I think it was $25 in advance (if you called ahead, 367-2184). if it's a deal-breaker I'm sure you can give them what for at the door and they'll relent. Also, Grange members and Friends of the Grange members will get in for $25 with no hassles.

This *is* a fund-raising benefit after all. We are in the midst of a roof replacement. You'll notice the ladder and pallet of shingles by the front.
 
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doktorwise - Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 2:54 P
Mystery Theater tonight @ Grange Hall
Um, the posters all say $25 per person. Did something change, or is that a typo?
 
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mik - Fri, Apr 2, 2010, 2:37 P
Mystery Theater tonight @ Grange Hall
Come laugh with us at the Mystery Theater tonight at 7:00 at the Grange hall. $30 per person, includes scrumtious dessert and coffee/tea. 34 Main Street, Montague Center. Can't miss it.
 
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lauried - Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 7:22 A
Family Dance 3/28
Come to the Family Dance this Sunday, March 28, from 3:30-5:30 at the Montague Grange. Contra-style dancing and singing games for all ages with live music and caller Brendan Taaffe; all dances are taught and accessible to the whole family. Admission is $4/person or $10-$15/family sliding scale, includes a healthy snack at the break. Dances are the last Sunday of the month, September-April.
For directions, visit www.MontagueMA.net and click "Grange"
For more information call 367-9608

 
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mik - Mon, Mar 22, 2010, 6:19 P
Fundraiser Show at the Montague Grange
Paul,

Yes, the Mystery Theater event at the Grange next Friday (April 2nd) is indeed kid-friendly.

Off hand I don't know of anyone who might need the tickets. Maybe we can auction them off? Or we'll just hold them at the door for anyone who shows up and can't afford tickets for their brood.
 
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PaulK - Mon, Mar 22, 2010, 1:21 P
Fundraiser Show at the Montague Grange
Hi, Mik... I see the Friends of the Montague Grange are putting on a Mystery Theater show on April 2nd as a fundraiser for maintenance and upgrades to the Grange building. I'd like to support the effort by purchasing 2 advance tickets, but at the same time, we're not going to be able to actually attend the show. I'm wondering if you or any readers of this board know anyone who would be interested in seeing the show who can't afford the tickets (or maybe a family of 4 who can only really afford to buy 2 tickets or a couple of neighborhood kids who'd like to go). Is it kid-friendly, by the way? I'm assuming it must be, but maybe that should be spelled out.

Anyhoo, put me down for 2 tix and let me know if you know anyone who can use them.

Thanks
pk
 
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mik - Sat, Mar 20, 2010, 2:27 P
Mystery Theater & Dessert Night
Reminder: "Popped Star" at the Montague Grange
a fundraiser event by the Friends of the Montague Grange
Friday, April 2nd, 7:00pm
Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague
Call for reservations: 367-2184

Beverly Hills had a brilliant idea to help her ailing TV career. Why not have a show with the contestants being the not so legitimate children of famous singers competing for a grand prize. She has at her disposal, the wonderful croonings of Pot Roast, Oliviton John, Fozzie Ozborne and Yoyo Ono Bono. One of these 4 hits a really sour note with the rest of the group and is permanently eliminated from the competition. Bring your voting skills and a nice set of ear muffs as these offspring don't naturally have their parent's singing talents and of course try to help us figure out who dunnit.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The evening includes the performance, and white-glove table side service of decadent dessert and coffees / teas. For advance tickets mail a check to FMG, 181 Meadow Road, Montague MA 01351 with "POPPED" and your names in the memo or call 367-2184.

The Comical Mystery Tour represents a "New Dimension" in theater. We offer hilarious murder mystery shows that are as interactive as you want them to be. If you want to be a part of it, we'll give you lines or break the fourth wall and include you in a conversation. If you'd prefer to just watch, we'll do our best to make you laugh and enjoy the evening.

For more information, and directions, visit http://www.MontagueGrange.org/
 
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David_Kaynor - Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 1:29 P
Jay Ungar - Molly Mason concert update
Hi Everyone,

Reservations are already coming in for the April 8 concert at Montague Grange Hall featuring the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band. There's a chance that this concert will sell out, so if you'd like to secure admission, make your check out to "Swinging Door Music" and send it to me at PO Box 30, Montague, MA 01351.

General admission is $15; Grange members, senior citizens, kids, and folks of limited means can pay $10.

We're not reserving *seats* per se; these will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, starting at 6:30 PM that evening (Thursday April 8). But if you're on the "paid reservation" list, you'll be guaranteed admission.

David
 
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doktorwise - Mon, Mar 15, 2010, 2:47 P
Mystery Theater & Dessert Night
It will be on Friday, April 2, at 7pm.
In the Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague
 
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PLipke - Mon, Mar 15, 2010, 2:42 P
Mystery Theater & Dessert Night
On what date and at what time is this event?!
 
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mik - Mon, Mar 15, 2010, 1:53 P
Mystery Theater & Dessert Night
"Popped Star" at the Montague Grange
a fundraiser event by the Friends of the Montague Grange
Friday, April 2nd, 7:00pm
Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague

Beverly Hills had a brilliant idea to help her ailing TV career. Why not have a show with the contestants being the not so legitimate children of famous singers competing for a grand prize. She has at her disposal, the wonderful croonings of Pot Roast, Oliviton John, Fozzie Ozborne and Yoyo Ono Bono. One of these 4 hits a really sour note with the rest of the group and is permanently eliminated from the competition. Bring your voting skills and a nice set of ear muffs as these offspring don't naturally have their parent's singing talents and of course try to help us figure out who dunnit.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The evening includes the performance, and white-glove table side service of decadent dessert and coffees / teas. For advance tickets mail a check to FMG, 181 Meadow Road, Montague MA 01351 with "POPPED" and your names in the memo or call 367-2184.

The Comical Mystery Tour represents a "New Dimension" in theater. We offer hilarious murder mystery shows that are as interactive as you want them to be. If you want to be a part of it, we'll give you lines or break the fourth wall and include you in a conversation. If you'd prefer to just watch, we'll do our best to make you laugh and enjoy the evening.

For more information, and directions, visit http://www.MontagueGrange.org/
 
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mik - Tue, Feb 23, 2010, 10:27 P
Friends of the Montague Grange Inaugural Meeting
The Montague Grange hall, built in 1835 as a Unitarian church and owned by the Grange since 1935, is used for a variety of community functions, such as dances, movies, community meetings, and various holiday events. For 75 years the hall has been an important, and at one time, an integral part of life in Montague.

In recent years the strain of keeping up this magnificent hall has been too much for the membership of the fraternal organization, the Montague Grange, and it now turns to the community, OUR community, for help.

The inaugural meeting of the Friends of the Montague Grange will be this Sunday at 1:00pm at the Grange hall in Montague Center.

Please attend if you are interested in personally helping the organization. We will quickly review our bylaws, mission, and important big-ticket repair list, then immediately move into confirming a fundraising schedule for the year. This will include both events and requests (direct and broad).

The bulk of the meeting will be to discuss the events schedule and create committees for each event. This way each person willing to help the FoMG meet its goals will have only one or two events a year to assist. There will also be a standing Promotions Committee that will be responsible for managing the promotion of all the events, and a Fundraising Letter Committee responsible for the annual letter.

Most of the events will be easy to pull together. One of them, a Monte Carlo night will be quite complex, but should be the biggest fundraising night of the year. Amherst has an annual Monte Carlo night that pulls in over $15,000. We are guessing a successful evening in the Grange hall could net up to $3,000. That's almost the full price of repairing the roof!

Other events planned are mystery dinner theater nights, concerts, the holiday craft fair, and reviving the talent show. All of them, fun events.

So, if you are interested in helping raise funds to repair and improve the hall, please consider coming to this meeting. It should be fun, and a community-building experience.

Keep in mind, a clean, well maintained, non-municipal community hall in our town is a precious commodity. Now is the time for everyone to kick in one way or another.

Please pass this along to any and all lists of friends you have who may be interested in helping out either monetarily or personally (or both). When repair time comes we will also be looking to the community for skilled labor.

The mission of the Friends of the Montague Grange, a 501(c)(3), is to raise funds to repair and improve the Montague Grange hall. Annual Membership is $25 and is tax-deductible, as are all donated funds. Checks can be mailed to FoMG, c/o Conor Power, Sec., 181 Meadow Road, Montague MA 01351. Membership makes Community.
 
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mik - Wed, Feb 3, 2010, 9:02 P
Friends of the Montague Grange Forming
MONTAGUE -- The members of the Montague Grange are creating a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called The Friends of the Montague Grange. This non-profit will be charged with fundraising for the many structural repairs and upgrades desperately needed, including repairing the roof, adding wheelchair ramps, and removing the drop-ceiling from the main hall. We invite all our neighbors and friends who would be willing to join this new organization either as a dues-paying member, an officer on the board, or a committee member for the four events we plan to hold throughout the year. The first meeting will be held at the Grange Hall this Sunday, February 7th, at 1:00pm. The Montague Grange hall is located on the town common in Montague Center, across from the church.

The Montague Grange hall, built in 1835 as a Unitarian church and owned by the Grange since 1935, is used for a variety of community functions, such as dances, movies, community meetings, and various holiday events. As a fraternal organization, donations made to the Grange are not tax deductible, and membership dues collected must be sent to the State Grange. Forming a separate non-profit will allow the committee to repair the hall to receive and keep all donations for hall repair use, as well as allow donations to be legally tax deductible.

A more extensive list of projects / needs can be found here:

http://www.montaguem...?gpt=30&g=190&ID=139
 
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KateSpencer - Tue, Nov 24, 2009, 11:31 A
Montague Grange Family Dance and Concert
The Grange Family Dance will be held this Sunday November 29. Come early for a free mini-concert featuring Shingle the Roof String Band playing children's songs, traditional string band songs and lively fiddle tunes. The concert will start at 3:10 and the dance starts at 3:30 with Cindy Green calling and STR playing the tunes. Snack at the break: admission to the dance is $4 per person or $15 per family.
 
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KateSpencer - Fri, Sep 25, 2009, 2:18 P
Family Dance
Tim Van Egmond calls with live music by Shingle the Roof. Children and families of all ages welcome for fun and exercise! Snack at the half. Please note new time-- 3:30 to 5:30, always the last Sunday of the month. Sunday September 27.
 
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zenpeacemakers - Fri, Sep 25, 2009, 12:06 P
Farm or Garden surplus? Gleaning?
Zen Peacemakers is preparing monthly free community meals (through Franklin County Community Meals Program) at a church in Orange -and we are looking for farm or garden surplus donations. Do you have too many squash or beets or anything else this year? Or perhaps fruits/ veggies that look more damaged than you like? Gleaning is also something we would be delighted to do. We love to be creative with offerings like this. Our next meal is Oct 22 -and I will be collecting farm/garden surplus between now and then. Many thanks! We are making lovely feasts -so you can also let me know if you'd like to come eat! Karen at 367 5275.
 
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mik - Fri, Sep 18, 2009, 8:18 P
Tag sale Saturday morning!
Tag Sale
Saturday Sep 19, 2009, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Tag sale on the front lawn of the Montague Grange across from the town common.

Furniture, clothing, household items. Piano!

Coffee and baked goods while they last.

Come on out and get some good stuff.

Donations accepted in the morning.

This tag sale benefits the Grange Roof Replacement Fund.

 
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mik - Thu, Sep 10, 2009, 11:13 A
Boston Globe Article on Granges
This is a nice article from the Boston Globe about Granges in general, and the Laurel Grange in West Newbury.

For those interested in helping Montague Grange grow and do more in our town, we will be meeting this coming Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00pm, at the hall in Montague Center (adjacent to the town common). Give back to the community you live in. Come one, come all. For more info, check out the Documents page in the Grange section of this website. Newsletters and history.

http://www.boston.co...ing_younger_members/

When Gail Vangelist moved to West Newbury three years ago, she hoped to finally find a long-term location for her horse farm.

Vangelist, 44, who moved the business from suburb to suburb several times as farmland was converted to developments and riding trails disappeared, spent a recent Saturday at the town’s Laurel Grange Hall, donating her animals and time for the agricultural organization’s family fun day.

“I hope the Grange will grow so we keep farms open,’’ said Vangelist, who recently joined the nonprofit group. “In a lot of the other towns we lived in, they forgot about the farms, then all the trails closed, and all the horse farms left. It’s a terrible cycle we’ve gotten into in the last 20 years.’’

But, as farms have disappeared, so have local Grange chapters, succumbing to the numerous sports and activities that occupy families. Once attracting 51,000 members statewide, the organization’s rosters have declined to as few as 10 to 15 in some communities. While clinging to their agricultural roots, the local chapters are looking for a niche in an increasingly cluttered landscape.

“The biggest challenge is to convince people to join us,’’ said Calvin Chase Jr., head of the Massachusetts State Grange. “If you have children in the school system, you are running seven days a week with basketball, baseball, soccer, and the various other activities. It’s just tremendous pressure on families.’’

Chase emphasized that the Grange is one of the few organizations open to anyone, from young children to grandparents.

Approximately 60 people attended West Newbury’s family fun day, held Aug. 1, which included a farmers market, live band, and pony rides, said Peter Carter, president of the local Grange.

“That was a nice-sized crowd for us to handle,’’ Carter said. “When they came, they stayed and enjoyed themselves which was our big goal.’’

And, seven West Newbury residents - including Vangelist - attending the event submitted applications to join the Grange. They were the chapter’s first newcomers since the late 1990s, although the organization drew people from Amesbury, Newbury, Newton, N.H., and other communities as their local groups folded, Carter said.

“Unless you socialize in that type of atmosphere, you might not even know it exists,’’ said Glenn Kemper, the chairman of West Newbury’s Board of Selectmen and one of the Grange’s new members. “There’s no welcoming committee, so them having a well-publicized family fun fair is a good opportunity.’’

Kemper said the Grange is an important part of the town for its history and current endeavors, especially in supporting farming.

The West Boxford Grange, whose 40 members are all at least 50 years old, is also struggling to gain new members, said secretary Kenneth Chadwick, who has been involved since 1945.

“For years, Granges would become entrenched in their old ways,’’ Chadwick said. “Young people would come in and want to do something and you’d hear from the members, ‘Well, we’ve never done that before.’ The organization doesn’t change then and they get left by the wayside.’’

The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry formed shortly after the Civil War to help struggling farmers; they banded together to establish cooperative stores that sold supplies in bulk and lobby against high rates charged by railroads to ship farm products.

Today, with fewer farms in the region, Grange chapters have become a social order that supports various charities, including foster care groups, the state Division of Social Services, local food pantries, homeless shelters, and the Beverly School for the Deaf, officials said.

But, agriculture is still an important cause for Rowley’s Grange, which raises money for state lobbying efforts, said Barbara Gasper, its secretary.

“If you’re a farmer, you’re working 24 hours a day,’’ Gasper said. “They still need our help more than ever.’’

But, the group, which celebrated its 115th anniversary earlier this summer, saw membership decline from a peak of 300 to 50, only 20 of whom are active, she said.

Despite an aging membership, there are signs that the Grange will play an important role in the future. After leaders of Topsfield’s Grange recently considered closing because no town residents were involved, more than a dozen locals expressed interest in keeping it alive.

“It was kind of bizarre,’’ said Matthew Johnson, who serves on the group’s executive committee. “It looked like we were going to close and then a lot of people from the town stepped up and decided to join the Grange.’’

Junior Grange programs serving children ages 5 1/2-14 are also growing. Apple Valley Junior Grange, which draws from throughout northeastern Massachusetts, began in 2000 with a few youngsters but has increased to 17 children, with more joining every year, said Kathy Gibson, Apple Valley’s leader.

The children run the monthly meetings, which include crafts, parties, and charitable activities. Members also earn merit badges similar to scouting and participate in statewide contests including public speaking, art, photography, sign language, and talent shows. Older youths help with activities, learning responsibility and public speaking skills, Gibson said.

“That’s the more constructive part but we also try to make it fun,’’ she said.

Gibson, whose two children plan to continue in the Grange program as adults, said she hopes many youths join Junior Grange chapters near their communities to ensure the organization lasts well into the future.

“You’ve seen the decline in the older Granges but the juniors and youth are building it up.’’
 
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mik - Tue, Aug 18, 2009, 4:58 P
Montague Grange seeks assistance on various building projects
Montague Grange #141 is undergoing a number of projects for which we will need volunteer labor. We typically meet at the Grange for work parties once a month, on the Sunday after our monthly business meeting.

If you’re interested in helping, just use the "Volunteer Sign-up Form" to let us know when you’re available and what you’d like to help out with.

http://www.montaguem...fm?gpt=30&g=190&id=7

The work parties will run from 10am - 1pm on the following Sundays: Sept 6, and Oct 11. The projects we hope to complete include:

* Cupola Repairs:
The cupola has been leaking for many years and there is extensive rotting of the timbers. Beams need to be replaced, and the whole thing needs to be sealed up and painted.

* Access Ramp:
In order to accommodate the elderly or disabled members of our community, and to comply with ADA regulations, we need to install a wheelchair ramp into the front entrance.

* Wall Insulation:
Heating the Grange is a major expense in the winter, and a big reason is that the walls are uninsulated.

* Entrance Make-Over:
The hall foyer needs to have the rolled vinyl flooring removed, and the maple flooring underneath sanded and tung oiled. Possibly the storage closet and / or the coat room as well.

* Cloakroom Make-Over:
Strip wallpaper, remove obsolete heating vent, remove/replace tired linoleum floor, repaint.

* Remove Drop Ceiling:
There is a beautiful tin ceiling in the main hall. It needs to be uncovered and have the lead paint stripped off.

* Building Side Sign:
The old Grange sign that hung on the right side of the building needs to be re-mounted.

If you feel like you could help with any of these projects, just use the Volunteer Sign-up Form to let us know when you’re available and what you’’d like to help out with.

If you’re not able to join us for a work party, (or even if you are!) you can still help by donating much needed funds to help offset the cost of materials. Use the PayPal "Donate" link on the right-side of every page of this website.
 
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George - Sun, May 17, 2009, 9:15 A
Becky’s Grange Agricultural Festival
Winner of the Raffle to benefit New England Equine Rescue is Liz Hughey of Center St. She'll get her 1st Dozen of eggs, next Saturday!

Thank You, we raised $46 for New England Equine Rescue.
 
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Conor - Sat, May 16, 2009, 4:40 P
Becky’s Grange Agricultural Festival


For those of you who attended Becky's Grange Agricultural Festival the following link has the pictures that I an Erika took:

http://picasaweb.google.com/MontagueEngineer

Then click on thr festival pictures.
 
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KateSpencer - Fri, Apr 24, 2009, 2:52 P
Montague Grange Family Dance
Hi All!
This Sunday April 26 will be the last family dance until next fall. Tim Van Egmond will be calling with music by Shingle the Roof, with Montague's Kate Spencer holding forth on the Grange piano. Simple dances with easy instruction geared for little feet. Lots of fun, humor and some singing games too. Great for 3-11 yr olds, sixteen to sixty! Meet other parents and network too. Set up playdates!
Admission is $10-$15 per family; singles $4. Snack at the break.


 
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KateSpencer - Wed, Mar 25, 2009, 1:52 P
Family Dance at the Montague Grange
Hi all, It's time again for the Montague Family Dance at the Grange. Jim Fownes will be calling ( a last minute substitution here) and Shingle the Roof will be playing the music. Montague's Kate Spencer will be playing piano, Tim Woodbridge on piano and Jerry Devokatis on guitar. This is a dance for the whole family; children of all ages are welcome. Also for the beginning dancer who wants to learn the basics of this old New England tradition! Snack is provided at the break. Admission is $4 per individual or $10-$15 per family. See you there from 4-6pm on March 29!
 
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EmilyM - Tue, Mar 17, 2009, 5:18 P
MUSIC MAN this weekend TFHS!! Good old fashioned fun...
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out The Music Man over at Turners Falls High School - jam packed with students from TFHS and GFMS! Family friendly, entertaining, great show and best of all local actors, local theater, local fun. What more could you ask for?

Adults $8; Students and Seniors $7
Friday: 7:30
Saturday: 7:30
Sunday: 1:30
 
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Rebecca - Sat, Mar 14, 2009, 12:18 P
Backyard Farm & Garden Fair
Backyard Farm & Garden Fair at the Montague Grange, 9 a.m. till noon on Saturday, May 16. Bring plant starts, seeds, early produce, maple syrup, and/or whatever else of a related nature you have to sell, swap, or display, or stop by to buy any or all of the aforementioned from your neighbors. Plant starts from Brooks Bend, chickens & goats from Alice Armen, and more.

The Grange can supply card tables to display your goods. Please bring your own table covering. No fee to participate; just come.

Hope for good weather, but we’ll move indoors if it rains. Call Becky at 367-9815 if you need more information or if you’d like to sign up in advance (optional).
 
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KateSpencer - Sat, Mar 14, 2009, 11:26 A
Family Dance
The Montague Grange Family dance is upon us again! March 29, 4-6 pm with Tim Van Egmond calling and Shingle the Roof playing the music. Montague Center's Kate Spencer will once again be holding forth on the old Grange piano, with Tim Woodbridge on fiddle and Gerry Devokatis on guitar. This dance is perfect for kids and parents, and also fun for beginning dancers who are eager to hear live music and learn a great New England tradition! Cost is $4 per individual with a sliding scale of $10-$15 per family. Snack will be provided at the break!
The Montague Grange is right on Main St. in the center of the Center!
 
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mik - Thu, Mar 12, 2009, 10:25 P
Montague Grange Seeks Assistance On Various Building Projects
The Montague Grange will be undergoing a number of projects this spring and summer for which we will need volunteer labor. We will be meeting at the Grange for work parties once a month, on the Sunday after our monthly business meeting.

If you’re interested in helping out, just use the Volunteer Sign-up Form to let us know when you’re available and what you’d like to help out with.

The work parties will run from 10am - 1pm on the following Sundays: April 5, May 10, June 6, July 5, Aug 9, Sept 6, and Oct 11.

Please visit the Montague Grange Building Projects page here for more details on the building needs:

http://www.montaguem...?gpt=30&g=190&id=139

Please sign up using the Volunteer Sign-up Form here:

http://www.montaguem...fm?gpt=30&g=190&id=7

You may also donate money on either of these two pages to go towards materials such as paint, lumber, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Work Party! Music and joyful banter will be provided.
 
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KateSpencer - Tue, Feb 17, 2009, 10:54 A
February Family Dance
Hi all,
It's time again for the monthly Family Dance at the Montague Center Grange in Montague, Mass. 4-6 pm, Feb. 22, 2009. This is a dance for families with children; there will be dances for all age groups from toddlers to teens. With the easy dances, it would also be a good venue for people who haven't danced before and would like to join the Contra Dance world. Admission is $10 to $15 for families and $4 for singles. Snack is provided at the break. Tim Van Egmond will be calling; live music by Shingle the Roof with Tim Woodbridge on fiddle, Jerry Devokatis on guitar and Kate Spencer on piano.
 
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MontagueScandi - Sat, Feb 14, 2009, 6:05 P
No Scandinavian dance on Sunday, Feb 15
Note that there is an ERROR in the calendar section of the Valley Advocate (Easthampton MA) announcing that there will be a Scandinavian dance at the Montague Grange this Sunday. There is no dance scheduled for Sunday, Feb 15. Scandinavian dances are usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month (Sept- June), but this month, the event organizers recommend the Dance Flurry Festival (www.danceflurry.org/festival/), Feb 13-15 in Saratoga Springs NY, as a lively alternative!

Montague Scandinavian Dance www.montaguescandia.org
 
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lauried - Fri, Dec 26, 2008, 6:22 P
NEW YEAR’S FAMILY DANCE SUNDAY 12/28 4-6
Come dance in the new year at the New Year’s Family Dance this Sunday, Dec 28 from 4-6 at the Montague Grange. David Kaynor will be calling accompanied by Shingle the Roof. $4/person or $10-15/family, includes a snack.
 
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mik - Sat, Dec 13, 2008, 10:12 A
Craft Fair at Grange Hall
Don’t drag the family to the mall for the holiday shopping! Come to the Grange on the common in Montague Center on Saturday, December 13the, from 10:00am - 3:00pm for affordable, guided craft activities for all ages. We’ll have warm food and baked goods to fuel the holiday gift making.

Make cool jewelry, beeswax, candles, glass ornaments, jewelry boxes, candle holders, picture frames, gnomes, paper crafts, and sachets.

Proceeds benefir CISA’s Senior Farm Share program and the Montague Grange building fund.

After it’s over go to the tree decorating event in Turners Falls!
 
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mik - Tue, Nov 25, 2008, 4:54 P
Grange Family Dance this Sunday
Sunday Nov 30, 2008, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Family-style Contra Dancing for all ages. $4 per person or $10-$15 per family.

Simple dances with easy instruction geared for little feet. Lots of fun, humor and some singing games too. Great for 3-11 yr olds, sixteen to sixty! Meet other parents and network too. Set up playdates! Chase the Fall and Winter Blues away with Laughing Folk Music and a Fun Caller.

Always on the Last Sunday of each Month, September through April. 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Includes a light snack

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Nov 30: Kathy Torrey w/ Shingle the Roof <-- THIS SUNDAY
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Upcoming Dances:

Dec 28: TBD
Jan 25: Brenden Taffe
Feb 22: Tim van Egmond
Mar 29: Cindy Green w/ Shingle the Roof
Apr 26: TBD

For directions, visit http://www.MontagueMA.net/Montague_Grange

Dances are sometimes followed by a potluck supper and then a full-blown CONTRA Dance with David Kaynor and friends. Check the website to confirm.
 
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mik - Tue, Nov 11, 2008, 5:43 P
Winterize Windows Workday
Think "WWW" stands for World Wide Web? NO! It stands for Winterize Windows Work-day.

On Sunday (Nov. 16) between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, any and all friends of the Montague Grange will meet at the hall to complete the work on the window frames. We have all the tools; just bring some good cheer. We had a great time last week!!

This is a nice opportunity to have fun and learn about some power tools. The more people the better. Music will be provided, and perhaps even some refreshments.
 
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PaulK - Sat, Nov 8, 2008, 7:43 P
Dog Meetup Saturday Mornings at 10! (Rain/Shine/Blizzard!)
WOOF!
 
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Dominique - Sat, Nov 8, 2008, 12:40 P
Dog Meetup Saturday Mornings at 10! (Rain/Shine/Blizzard!)
Sounds like fun to me! and to Martha, my black lab, who loves to play!
 
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Anja - Sat, Nov 8, 2008, 11:15 A
Dog Meetup Saturday Mornings at 10! (Rain/Shine/Blizzard!)
I accidentally posted this under Montague Grange (I’m an airhead, I admit it...I saw "events + Stuff"...not the Grange part. ) Can I change this somehow?
 
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Anja - Sat, Nov 8, 2008, 11:01 A
Dog Meetup Saturday Mornings at 10! (Rain/Shine/Blizzard!)
Hi all dog owners-

Do you enjoy having your dog(s) meet new friends? Do your dogs interact well with other dogs? Starting next Saturday, we will begin having dog play time at the big field at the end (or beginning...depends on how you look at it) of the bike path in Turners Falls (Across from Unity park, there is a big dirt parking lot. It is the field coming off of that).
All are invited, with these considerations:
- Be prepared to clean up after your dog. Let’s be considerate of other people using this field.
- Please make sure that your dog interacts well with other dogs and people. If you know for sure that your dog is aggressive towards or very afraid of other dogs (and/or people), this is not the group for you.
- Please be comfortable with unleashed dogs, even if you choose to keep your own dog leashed, which is fine. The idea of this group is to let dogs play, so there WILL be unleashed dogs.
- And, if you do unleash your dog, please make sure that he or she is able to stay close by and not run away. The point of this group is to have fun!
- And in general, the most common sense thing to say is: know your dog. We hope to have eventually a large, fun group of dogs. The idea for this group is to let them make friends and get some play and exercise time. While your dog may be perfectly social, be prepared to watch your dog for signs of stress or anger. We want to avoid any bad drama if possible!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to post them below. Thanks!
 
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mik - Thu, Oct 30, 2008, 10:30 A
Election Night 2008 Party at the Grange
The Montague Grange will be sponsoring an Election Night Party at their hall in Montague Center. Come one come all.

o Streaming CNN.com video on 10’ projection screen
o Potluck: bring snack, entree or dessert
o BYO beverage
o Children ok -- fun maps and info
o Starts at 6:30, goes till midnight!
o Local poll workers invited
o Bring a comfy pillow or something to sit on if you don’t like the Grange chairs
o Bring a laptop for the stats table -- network should be available

Call 367-9233 or 863-6455 for details or if you’d like to help set up.

For directions, go to http://www.ma-pomona19.org/pages.cfm?g=45&ID=25
 
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lithium - Sun, Sep 28, 2008, 4:43 P
Tiny Tim
I couldn’t find the Advocate article. It was either the 35th ann. edition or the Music fest one. It isn’t online, either.
 
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mik - Fri, Sep 26, 2008, 10:32 A
Tiny Tim
I just received this from a friend about Tiny Tim who was an eyewitness at the Grange hall when he collapsed:

RE Tiny Tim’s collapse- I was there. He was "escorted" down the aisle [to the stage] of the Grange with a person on each side of him for support. Obviously he was too ill to walk by himself. They got him on stage, somehow. He stood there, ramrod straight, looking dazed and grabbed the microphone stand for support as he fell face first from the stage all the way to the floor, still grabbing the stand. Just toppled over like a tree; straight over without putting his hands out to try to break the fall. I’ve never seen anything like it. He had not started performing and was not holding a uke -- just the mic stand!

He died two months later when he collapsed on stage while performing Tiptoe Through the Tulips. His final words, after being asked if he was alright by his wife: "No, I’m not!"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Tim_(musician)
 
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mik - Thu, Sep 25, 2008, 10:35 A
From the Valley Advocate
Yup. According to Dave Lovelace, Tiny Tim had just begun performing when he collapsed on / fell off the stage.

What was the title of the article? I can’t find it on their website.
 
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