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Turners Falls RiverCulture (TFRC): Press Releases

TFMA 7.1.09


Thursday: Community Garden Benefit with Lin Preston Band!

Help preserve vital green space for community members from downtown (and elsewhere) who lack yards or garden space of their own by rocking out at the Rendezvous.  The Lin Preston band has been haunting the corner of 4th and L in Turners Falls for several years, jamming in the former bakery and even playing a rave-up concert on the sidewalk last fall, featuring a note perfect rendition of Pete Townsend's the Seeker, to the delight of the passersby. They claim influences as varied as Bach and the Beatles. Frontman Travis Ledoyt was well known as an Elvis impersonator in the area, due not only to his bravura vocals but also his uncanny physical resemblance to the Sun Records era star. Ledoyt, on keyboards, is joined by Jay W. on bass, Jeremy Monette, on drums, and Adam Therrien on guitar and vocals. They guarantee a rocking good start to the 4th of July weekend.

July 2 • 8 - 10 PM • $5 • Rendezvous • 78 Third Street • Turners Falls
Visit the Rendezvous website here.

Friday: Morning Nature Walk

Would you like to start the day observing nature in Turners Falls? Morning Nature Walk is an early morning nature amble over paved bike trails and village sidewalks. Walks are designed to be short but interesting, usually lasting about 90 minutes, never more than about 2 miles over level pavement. Participants will meet at the bird bath outside the main entrance to the Discovery Center at 7:30 A.M. Morning Nature Walk topics may include "Wing and Water," informal birding and observation of waterfowl activity in Unity Park/Barton Cove; "Riverwatch," an early-morning exploration of the Connecticut River, Barton Cove, and the power canal; "Fern-tastic," fern identification and photography along the bike path; or "Byways and Backways," an exploration of nature found along Turners Falls side streets and alleys.

July 3 + 8 • 7:30 - 9:30 AM •  FREE • Great Falls Discovery Center • 2 Avenue A • Turners Falls • For info call 413.863.3221 

Friday: Independence Eve Paddle

Celebrate Independence Day weekend with an evening paddle exploring Barton Cove.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of a summer evening.  Barton Cove is rich with wildlife and special places and stories including ancient waterfalls, historic log drives and dinosaur footprints from thousands of years ago.  Those aged 12 and over are invited as well as both beginning and experienced paddlers.  The program is free with your own boat or boats can be rented at Barton Cove Canoe and Kayak Rental.

July 3 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m • Free with your own boat or $25 for boat rental • Barton Cove • Gill, MA • offered by Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center • pre-registration is required 800.859.2960


Looking for more great summer fun over this July 4 weekend? How about a good old fashioned BBQ with ribs, chicken, coleslaw, cornbread, beans and beer! Throw in a craft fair, flea market, bingo, games and horseshoes all on the beautiful grounds of the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club, and the Yankee Doodle in you won't be disappointed. To top it off, there will be a great view of the Greenfield fireworks at dusk.  Golfers, start the day off early with a morning Texas Scramble.

Texas Scramble - 8 AM
Fair - Noon Texas BBQ - 4PM Fireworks - Dusk
July 5 • all day • BBQ tickets; $15.00 adults $6.00 10 and under • Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club • 29 Country Club Lane •Turners Falls, MA • call for tickets; 413.863.8003 Play in the Texas Scramble includes a Ticket for the BBQ 

Sunday: Refuge Rambles

For Discovery Center visitors who would like to know a little more about the museum exhibits, Refuge Rambles are ten-minute informal talks on a variety of refuge topics directly related to Discovery Center exhibits. Refuge Rambles topics may include "Geology of the Pioneer Valley," an introduction to the 200 million year old geologic history of the Pioneer Valley, "On the Shape of Shells," a talk about why shells you find on the beach are shaped the way they are, or "Mammals of the North Woods and Their Adaptations." Ramble topics are announced within the museum and are scheduled between 10:00 am to noon on Sundays. 

Jul. 5 •10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • FREE • Great Falls Discovery Center • 2 Avenue A • Turners Falls • For info 413.863.3221

Starting Next Friday: Watersheds - The Trickle Down Effect

It's not just a river! Discover the elements of what makes a watershed and look at our own Connecticut River watershed from its beginning to end and everything in between. Every Friday 10- noon starting July 10th for four weeks at the Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls. Children grades K-6 welcome. No charge but registration requested. Call 413-863-3676
Visit the Discovery Center's website here

Next Thursday: Evolution Trio at the Rendezvous

Pianist Doug Abrams, bassist Alec Derian and drummer Alex Snydman - the group known collectively as "The Evolution Trio" - will be performing music from their first CD of originals by Abrams titled "Looking Forward". The recording is the result of the serendipitous coming together of three individuals with strong musical personalities who are nonetheless united in their belief that the language of jazz demonstrates the idea that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts.  Abrams has performed with luminaries including jazz master James Moody and has played venues including Birdland in New York City, Fasching Jazz Club in Stockholm, and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he participated in a student performance of Duke Ellington's Far East Suite while enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music.

July 9 • 9:30 PM • The Rendezvous • 78 Third Street • Turners Falls
Click here to hear songs from Looking Forward

Next Friday: Great Falls Coffeehouse with Songs of Summer

Lynne Walker and Charlie Hunting sing Songs of Summer from the folk, spiritual, and American Songbook traditions, including "Shenandoah", "Deep River", "Look to the Rainbow" from Finians Rainbow, and much more. You are invited to 'sing along' too! Doors open at 6:30 and as always, there will be delectable baked goods for sale to support the Discovery Center.

July 10 • 7 PM • Suggested donation ranges from $6 to $12, free for children • Historic Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center • 2 Avenue A • Turners Falls • For info 413.863.3221 
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Posted by RiverCulture - July 01, 2009