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Turners Falls RiverCulture (TFRC): Press Releases

This weekend: Oklahoma!

Join the cowboys at the box social as the Country Players present Rodgers & Hammerstein’’s classic musical Oklahoma! Directed by Bob DuCharme of Brookline VT, the Country Players sing and dance their ways through conflict and romance in Oklahoma Territory in 1906. The cast includes many returning favorites and some new faces to the TCP summer production. The love-triangle is enacted between farm-girl Laurey (Shea Theater Valley Idol, Jr. winner Cayla Plasse), cowboy Curley (Tom Knightlee of CT) and dark farmhand Jud Frye (Dave Peck, also a Valley Idol favorite). Meanwhile, the girl who can’’t say no, Ado Annie (Jeri Higgins of Turners Falls), vacillates between....

July 11, 12, 18, and 19th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 20th at 2 p.m.• Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A • Turners Falls
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Friday: Fall Town String Band with Rust Knuckle Raptor at the Great Falls Coffeehouse

The Fall Town String Band along with Rust Knuckle Raptor will be playing at the Great Falls Second Friday Coffeehouse Friday, July 11 at 7pm. You know them & love them - and if you don’’t, you will! Come for an evening of roots & old timey music with two bands that span the generations. They play acoustic music with a strong sense of place, with unique interpretations of old favorites combined with original tunes. Doors open at 6:30 pm - coffee & homemade baked goods will be available. The museum will be open at intermission. It’’s a concert you won’’t want to miss!

July 11 • 7 pm
suggested sliding scale donation of $6 - $12 • Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center • 2 Avenue A • Turners Falls • For more information, please call 413.863.3221 ext.
Check out the natural history programming at the Discovery Center.

Saturday morning: Beach Buddies at Northfield Mountain

You see them darting away from you, or maybe they even tickle your toes when you visit local swimming holes -- lakes, ponds and rivers are full of cool creatures! Come learn more about who you’’re swimming with and how to treat them kindly so they’’ll be around all summer. Families will collect animals from the Northfield Mountain Pond and then work in research teams using magnifiers and simple tools to observe pond life. Interested "researchers" will also have the opportunity to present their findings to the larger group. For ages 6 and older. Free. Pre-register for this Northfield Mountain Program by calling 800-859-2960.

July 11 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • FREE • Northfield Mountain • Northfield • call to pre-register 800.859.2960
Read about more great programs at Northfield Mountain

Saturday: BBQ Blowout! Tines & Tunes

Come hang out in Peskeomskut Park this Saturday for a summer BBQ and rockin bands as part of the Shea Theater’’s family-friendly Tines & Tunes festival. For this festive summer celebration, The Shea has partnered with area businesses and restaurants to offer great food, a full lineup of music and entertainment and free admission. All proceeds from food and drink benefit The Shea’’s programming fund.

July 12 • 12 noon - 8:00 pm • Free • Peskeomskut Park • Turners Falls
Visit the Shea’’s website for the line up and mouth watering menu.

Monday morning: Nature at 8

Would you like to start the day observing nature in Turners Falls? Nature at 8 is an early morning nature walk over paved bike trails and village sidewalks. Walks are designed to be short but interesting, never lasting more than about 60 minutes or more than about 2 miles over level pavement. Participants will meet at the bird bath outside the main entrance to the Discovery Center

July 14 • 8 a.m. • FREE • Great Falls • Discovery Center • 2 Avenue A
Turners Falls • For info call 413.863.3221

Visit the Discovery Center website for more nature activities.

Tuesday evening: Film Series at Brick House

Undergrowth Farm presents, The Fourth World War a documentary film. Shot on the front lines of struggles spanning five continents - The Fourth World War is the untold human story of the men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict. This event is part of a new film series, Movements for Self-Determination, which will happen the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Brick House. Donations to the Hot Spot teen center gratefully accepted.

July 15 • 7:00 pm • donations accepted • Brick House • 24 3rd St •Turners Falls • Contact Undergrowth Farm • 413-863-9197 • Ruth or Jared at The Brick House 413.863.9559

Call for Volunteers!

Turners Falls Block Party
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Avenue A between 3rd and 5th Sts.
3 - 10 pm

You can help make it happen!
Volunteers needed to:

Organize volunteers
Make signs
Be in the parade
Set up/break down
Organize musician green room
Be at the RiverCulture table
Follow-up with vendors
Pick up supplies
Help get the word out
Photo document the event

General parade contact - Justine Regish -

Dog parade contact - Patricia Pruitt

For more information or to volunteer, contact Lisa Davol:, 413.230.9910

Visit the RiverCulture website here.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Town of Montague
Hillside Plastics
Greenfield Savings Bank

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Posted by RiverCulture - July 13, 2008