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Thursday: MBA’’s Thirsty Thursday

Montague Business Association (MBA) Third Thursday Networking Event (aka Thirsty Thursday). An informal gathering where area business people can get to know each other. Come to learn about and join the new Montague Business Association and enjoy free appetizers! Buy tickets for the bar’’s weekly fish raffle featuring fish, steak, or a mini-clambake. Win the MBA door prize - UMass hockey tickets for 10/31. All are welcome!

October 16, 5-7 pm, Millers Pub, 25 East Main Street, Millers Falls 413.659.3391, For more information about the MBA, contact Pam Kostanski, 413.863.9900 or 863.8063

Contact the Montague Business Association here.

Friday: Sensational Seasons! Last Leaves

Join Rachel Roberts for this workshop for families with young children featuring "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert. explore leaves’ changes during fall and make "leaf men". This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Oct. 17, 10am - 11am, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls

Click here for more Discovery Center programs.

This Weekend! Annual Gill Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

This juried event includes exhibitors, demonstrations by Pioneer Valley artists, and children’s activities. In addition to the popular artisans who have exhibited in the past, there are some great new ones! Come purchase a wide variety of distinctive, handcrafted items, meet and talk with the artists, and enjoy special exhibits and demonstrations. Offerings include fine and folk art, pottery, wood and metal working, fiber art, jewelry, photography, and more. Honey, maple syrup, soap, and herbal products are available as well as homemade apple pies, seasonal produce, and cider. The Gill Firemen’s Association operates the food concession with an expanded menu and, of course, their famous homemade French fries. Visitors are welcome to visit the Gill Historical Museum, maintained by the Historic Commission and located in one of the classrooms of the school building.

October 18 and 19, 10am - 4pm, FREE, Four Winds School grounds on Route 2 Gill, rain or shine, further information e-mail friendsofgill@yahoo.com or call 413.863.9708.



This Weekend: In Good Spirits @ Shea

Arena Civic Theater production. This rollicking new musical tells the story of five mismatched ghosts from various historical times who are stuck in limbo and doomed to haunt the theater in which, for various reasons, they died. The ghosts include a flapper, who was shot on stage; two lovebirds, who are trapped in the ’50’s; a flamboyant drag queen; and a grouchy Shakespearean actor, who was a Civil War era draft dodger with a bad heart. When a community theater group moves in and can not afford the royalties for their first show, the ghosts have to decide whether to haunt them out or help them.

October 17 and 18, 2008, 8pm
October 19, 2008, 2pm
October 24 and 25, 2008, 8pm
October 26, 2008, 2pm

Performances at The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Tickets are $13.00 for adults, $11 for seniors and students. 7p.m. 413.863.2281, ext. 3

Visit the Arena Civic Theater website here.

Saturday: 7th Annual Family Fall Fun Day

Have we been lucky or what this fall?  The weather’’s been fantastic, and the foliage is better than it has been in years.  Now all you need is your own custom-made scarecrow and carved pumpkin (created by you of course).  How can you do this?  Well, at the Montague Parks and Rec’’s 7th Annual Family Fall Fun Day! It is not fall without Scarecrow Stuffing, Pumpkin Carvin, Bake Sale, and more. Adopt your scarecrow now!! Scarecrows - $5 each, Pumpkins $1 each. They are almost all out, so respond now.  Bring any long sleeve shirts or pants to donate to scarecrow making. Proceeds from the event go towards their Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program.

October 18, Montague Parks & Recreation Department, 56 First Street / Unity Park Fieldhouse, Turners Falls, 413.863.3216 to reserve pumpkins/scarecrow.

Saturday: Climate Change Jurassic Style

Pioneer Valley Institute and the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center present Climate Change Jurassic Style with geologists Steve Winters and Professor Dick Little.  Following a background talk on the astronomical cycles behind climate change, Steve and Dick will lead you on a walk through Turners Falls to track down evidence of climate change in the early Jurassic period 200 million years ago—all recorded in the rocks along the sidewalks and bike paths of this historic mill town.  The climate change rock sequence of Turners Falls is a classic geological discovery by Columbia University geologist Paul Olsen who found that the rise and fall of water levels in the early Jurassic lakes of the region were due to wet and dry climate cycles that arise from Earth’s orbital mechanics.  Bring a picnic lunch. The walk will end at Peskeomskut Park about lunch time. 

October 18, 10am - 12pm, Free to members of either PVI or the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.  All others $10 and children under 13, $5.  To register, call PVI at 413.775.1671 or e-mail herbertc@gcc.mass.edu.Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls
Visit the Discovery Center here.

Saturday: Mother Goose on the Loose

The program is an interactive mix of guitar and banjo music, rhymes, stories, puppets, and other visuals.  The free sessions are designed for babies through pre-schoolers and are performed by Children’s Librarian Linda Hickman and musician Michael Nix.  Monthly Saturday programs will be held through at least November on the third Saturday of each month.  The programs are supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

October 18, 10:30 a.m., FREE, Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls, info call 413.863.3214


Tuesday: Free Film - “Argentina: Hope in Hard Times"

Undergrowth Farm presents, this documentary film as part of its "Movements for Self-Determination" series. What would you do if you lost your job, they closed the banks so you couldn’’t get at your savings, and the government seemed unable to help? In Argentina they stormed supermarkets for food, the police gunned down 30 people in just on day. But what happened next was truly extrordinary.

With times so difficult, people could have turned on each other in fear and desperation, instead they turned to each other in mutual support. These are their inspiring stories- of a failed economy and distrusted politicians, of heartache and hard times, of a resurgence of grass roots democracy and an irrepressible spirit of community told in resonant detail. Refreshments provided by the Greenfields Market. Donations to the Hot Spot teen center gratefully accepted.

October 21st, 7pm, FREE, The Brick House, 24 3rd st. Turners Falls
Visit the Brick House website here.

Tuesday: Lazy Food Storage for Local Foods

Learn simple strategies for storing winter squash, potatoes, beets, cabbage, carrots, garlic and onions to keep you eating local right through the winter months. Emma Stamas has been an organic gardener for 50 years and currently grows and stores almost all the vegetables her family eats each year. She will bring a few examples of foods for storage and demonstrate techniques used with them. Emma will also share ways to extend the garden growing season for hardy crops like kale, brussel sprouts and cabbage. These techniques are perfect for people who do not have lots of time or storage space and who aspire to eating local through the seasons. For ages 12 and older.

October 21, 7pm to 8:30pm, FREE, meet at the Northfield Mountain Visitor CenterPre-register by calling 800.859.2960 
Visit Northfield Mountain’’s website here.

And much more...

Visit the Rendezvous http://www.rendezvoustfma.com / and Rt 63 Roadhouse http://www.rt63roadhouse.com/ for ongoing performances as well as Between the Uprights on 2nd Street & Ave A and more.

Visit the RiverCulture calendar here.

 

Posted by RiverCulture - October 17, 2008


TF RiverCulture Calendar
Playgroup
Thu, December 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Used Book Sale
Sat, December 3
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, December 7
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup
Thu, December 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, December 14
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup
Thu, December 15
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Gingerbread Houses
Sat, December 17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, December 21
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup
Thu, December 22
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, December 28
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup
Thu, December 29
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries
Story Time
Wed, January 4
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Montague Libraries
Playgroup
Thu, January 5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Montague Libraries