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Turners Falls RiverCulture (TFRC): Press Releases

This Weekend: Gill’’s 15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Over 50 Artists, Crafts, Demonstrations and plenty of food, music and entertainment. There also will be an Antiques Appraisal and Children’’s Crafts activities. Sponsored by the Friends of Gill.

October 13+14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, on the grounds of the Old Riverside School on Rt 2 in Gill. Contact Barbara Elliot for info at

Pottery above by Jaye Pope

Open House at Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Lab

This Saturday, the Lab will open its doors to the public for self-guided tours with on-site exhibits, demonstrations and staff to answer questions. The Conte Lab staff extends an invitation to everyone and hopes you will stop by to visit.

The Conte Lab is a federal facility studying fish passage, endangered species, and anadromous (migratory) fish, such as Atlantic salmon, shad, herring, and shortnose sturgeon, on the U.S. east coast, including the Connecticut River and its tributaries. This one of a kind, internationally known, facility is part of the United States Geological Survey, Biological Research Discipline, under the Leetown Science Center, West Virginia.

October 13, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The lab is located along the Turners Falls canal off G Street. Take a right on 11th St. just before Cumberland Farms, a left onto G Street and continue straight along the canal. For info - Kathy Pietryka 413. 863.3800.
Find out more info here

National Wildlife Refuge Week Event

Join Refuge staff at Great Falls Discovery Center for a morning filled with wildlife exploration and discovery! We will start with a formal presentation on the refuge system highlighting the Conte Refuge and then have a guided tour of the exhibits with time to answer your questions. The Center is fully accessible and is housed within a complex of old mill buildings and includes open habitat exhibits, fish tanks, and a multipurpose program room. Exhibits highlight various habitats found in the watershed, timelines put perspective on today’’s view of the threats to habitats and what we can do to safeguard them. The four-acre park that surrounds The Center has butterfly gardens, native plantings views of the canal and river as well as safe play areas. This park is linked to a railtrail that runs from Turners Falls to Deerfield, a walking tour through downtown Turners Falls, and the watchable wildlife areas of Barton Cove and along the canal.

October 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, FREE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 413.863.3221
Visit Great Falls Discovery Center here

Paddling the CT/MassWildlifes Outdoors Woman Program

Paddle through the scenic French King Gorge during the peak of foliage season! MassWildlife’’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) program offers women a chance to learn outdoor skills they can use in fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits -- presented in a fun, supportive environment in the company of other women. Participants can choose to canoe or kayak and group leaders will share paddling tips and interpret natural history sightings along the way. This six-mile trip concludes with a delicious catered barbecue.

October 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, For women ages 18 and older, Pre-registration required, 508.389.6300
Register here

Book Discussion: Garbage Land, by Elizabeth Royte

Ever wonder where your waste really goes? Award winning science writer Elizabeth Royte did and she relentlessly followed the trail of her trash -- including recycled plastics, e-waste (computers, cell phones, etc.) -- even her Fig Newman’’s wrapper to its end point. "Booklist" says, "Royte’’s nervy and unprecedented journey through the land of garbage is fascinating, appalling, and - thanks to her keen first-person journalism, common sense skepticism, and amusing personal asides - downright entertaining." Turners Falls Carnegie Librarian Linda Hickman will lead a lively discussion of this Washington Post Book World, "Best Books of 2005" winner. The second in its "Trashy Truth Series" this fall, participants can also share trash reduction successes and brainstorm ways their households can generate less waste.

October 16, 6:30 PM - 08:30 PM, ages 12 and older, FREE, Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls , Pre-register by calling Carnegie Library at 413-863-3214

Copies of the book are available for loan through Western MA libraries. Visit and click on "Library Catalogs" and "Western MA Libraries" to order a copy to be delivered to your hometown library.
enter Western MA libraries site here

Every Week at 2nd Street Sports Bar

Mondays - NFL Monday Night Football starting at 8:30pm plus free Pool from 6pm until Midnight. Tuesdays - Live Acoustic Music with Scott Kuzmeskus from the band "Lost In The Groove" starting at 9pm, plus free pool from 6pm until Midnight. Wednesdays - Free Juke Box from 9pm-11pm. Thursdays - Open Mic Night Hosted By the Curly Fingers Dupree Band from 8:30pm until 11:30pm. Every Other Friday - Live Music In Our Sports Bar with the Curly Fingers Dupree Band starting at 7:00pm plus a DJ at 10pm in Fatboyz Nightclub. Saturdays - Live Acoustic Music in our Sports Bar with Sean "Chauncy" Booker from 9pm to Midnight plus a DJ at 10pm in Fatboyz Nightclub. Sundays - Every NFL Football at 1:00pm and 4:15pm with the NFL Sunday Ticket. Watch any game you want, any team you want on our brand new 8 High Definition Flat Screen TV’’s that is played on Sunday Afternoon plus stay the Sunday Night game at 8:15pm. Free munchie buffet during the games as well as pizza after every Patriots game. Plus free pool from 6pm until Midnight.

2nd Street Sports Bar, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls 413.863.2882

October at the Rendezvous

Visit Rendezvous here

Music in Millers: Route 63 Roadhouse

Located in the village of Millers Falls, the Roadhouse is a staple valley music venue with an impressive entertainment calendar, full bar and a satisfying food menu including appetizers, soups, paninis, pizza and more.
See their full entertainment calendar and menu here.

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Posted by RiverCulture - October 14, 2007