100 Suggested Events in Western MA: June 15-29, 2019

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This summer, the New England Air Museum offers a range of events for families and adults in addition to its interactive offerings and collection of aircraft. Helicopter Day and Father’s Day Open Cockpit takes place on Sunday, June 16. Soar into Summer is an eight-week series of hands-on activities including open aircraft cockpits, flight science demonstrations, family hangar tours, computer flight simulators, and more! Another Open Cockpit Day takes place on August 17. The Museum is located in Windsor Locks, CT to Bradley International Airport. For more info, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305.

The Taste of Amherst on the Amherst Town Common is a celebrated annual Welcome Summer event. For over two decades, the Taste is a fun way to eat your way around town in one spot for an affordable $5 per serving. From ice cream to oysters and everything in between, enjoy new tastes and savor your favorites; A great way to spend a Thursday or Friday evening or the entire Saturday afternoon before Father’s Day. Music stage is filled with local musicians performing original music from a variety of genres from reggae to bluegrass swing. Bring a blanket & chairs for a front row picnic! Horse-drawn carriage rides, animal petting zoo, and fun activities for kids make the Taste a fun event for all ages. VisitTaste of Amherst for info and updates.

Join us at Look Park every Tuesday starting on June 25th until August 6th for the Franklin King Children’s Series! Shows start at 10am and are $5 per person. Ed the Magician will be there on June 25th to dazzle us with all his tricks. On July 2, Mister G will have everyone dancing the morning away! For more information visit: www.lookpark.org or call 413-584-5457.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is a summer destination rich in cultural and educational fun for families. Known as “Holyoke’s Happiness Machine,” the antique carousel with brightly painted wooden animals and calliope music is a sensory treat for young and old. Bring your kids, or grandkids, for a ride on the Merry-Go-Round, a picnic in the Holyoke Heritage State Park, and a visit to the Children’s Museum of Holyoke and Volleyball Hall of Fame. Bring your swimsuits and cool off in the brand new Splash Pad! Ticket prices: $2/ride or 6 rides for $10. Discount rate for daycare, summer camps & nonprofit groups. Open Sat & Sun in June, 12-4pm; Tues-Sat in July & Aug, 10:30am-4pm; 12-4pm on Sun. Closed Mon. 221 Appleton St. www.holyokemerrygoround.org

The Four Winds School Summer Writing and Art Camp. Gill, MA. Open to students and non-students alike, the Four Winds School Summer Writing and Art Camp is a fun and safe place for 10-13-year-olds to develop their creativity. In the mornings, campers will engage in both free and structured writing and art activities, including workshops to help campers build on their creative abilities, explore themselves, and bond with their peers. After a break for lunch, campers will enjoy free time, swimming, and group games at the Green River Swimming and Recreation area. In the event of afternoon storms, campers can play board games, continue their morning projects, and play other fun writing and art games. Families are invited to a potluck party and gallery viewing on the last day. Registration ends July 15th. Dates: Jul 22-26; Age Range of Campers: 10-13yo. Contact: 413-863-8055. fourwindsteachers@gmail.com. fourwindsschool.info/summer-camp

Biocitizen Living Rivers School. Westhampton, MA. The Living Rivers School brings students onto the river & into the conservation biology research of Dr. Boyd Kynard, who is renowned for saving our CT River shortnose sturgeon. For aspiring scientists and activists who love nature and are devoted to taking care of it, Living Rivers provides a rare opportunity to assist Dr. Kynard and get a behind-the-scenes view of how data is collected, analyzed and used to reach conclusions. Activities include collecting data in the CT River with boats, fins, and snorkels, lab work and data processing—physical, mental, social, high-energy fun. Living Rivers provides hands-on life experiences that prepare youths for the Anthropocene. Students will be credited in the research articles Dr. Kynard publishes. Dates: Jul 29 – Aug 23; Age Range of Participants: 9-15yo. Contact: 413-320-0522. info@biocitizen.org. biocitizen.org.

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Singing for Someone Else’s Supper | Northampton | December 7

Dec 5 2019
Singing for Someone Else’s Supper Saturday, December 7, 6:00-7:00pm
First Churches, 129 Main St, Northampton, MA
Hosted by  Friends of Hampshire County Homeless  and  Downtown Northampton Association
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/548889822613834/
“Come hear Valley Rock Voices kick off our annual Downtown Holiday Singing, aka Singing [continue reading]

10 Volunteer & Community Service Ideas & Opportunities

Dec 4 2019
Volunteering together teaches children positive values, like kindness, empathy, and tolerance, and opens up channels of communication between parent and child. Engaging children in community service can increase their participation as future volunteers, helping to create more resilient and sustainable communities. Ideas for December and beyond include: an intergenerational way to support veterans during the [continue reading]

Events at the Trustees of Reservations

Dec 3 2019
Last updated Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 12:25 am.
Date Event Location Region Category 12/07/2019 Cancelled -- Wreaths & Wine William Cullen Bryant Homestead Pioneer Valley Seasonal Celebrations, History, Art & Culture 12/14/2019 Cancelled -- Winter's Enchantment William Cullen Bryant Homestead Pioneer Valley Seasonal Celebrations, Family Fun, History, Art & [continue reading]

A Charlie Brown Christmas Free Show | Greenfield | December 6

Dec 3 2019
A Charlie Brown Christmas Free Show Friday, December 6, 6:30-7:00pm
Garden Theater, 361 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
Free Admission
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/495858554362259/
“Enjoy a FREE holiday movie at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas
See “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on the big screen!” [continue reading]

Lots of Holiday Craft Fairs throughout the Pioneer Valley this weekend!

Dec 2 2019
This weekend is full of craft fairs! Here’s a list of just some of them happening around the Valley this weekend:   Friday, Jinglefest: Pop Up Shop & Tasty Treats in Greenfield: https://www.facebook.com/events/2413595578955945/   Friday & Saturday, Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238865466292789/   Friday & Saturday, Christmas Bazaar and [continue reading]

5th Saturday FUNdraiser: All Star Show! – Happier Valley Comedy | Hadley | November 30

Nov 28 2019
Published by under Events, Hadley, Nonprofit, Theater
5th Saturday FUNdraiser: All Star Show! Saturday, November 30, 7:00pm-8:45pm (doors at 6:30pm)
Happier Valley Comedy Theater, 1 Mill Valley Rd, Hadley, MA
Tickets $13 online or at the door: happiervalley.com
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202361039947461/
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Belchertown Winter Light Night ’19 | November 30

Nov 27 2019
Belchertown Winter Light Night ’19 Saturday, November 30, 12noon-7pm
The Belchertown Common, Belchertown, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/633517110496473/
The Belchertown Cultural Council together with the Mass Cultural Council are excited to host the 2nd Annual Winter Light Night event on the Belchertown Town Common! Come celebrate the [continue reading]

Project 351 Food & Fund Drive

Nov 26 2019

Project 351 is a nonprofit organization that takes eighth grade students and inspires them to learn how to lead community service, be a leader, and inspire others to serve.  As community service ambassadors, Project 351 wants to help end hunger in western [continue reading]

2019 Thanksgiving Meals & Volunteer Opportunities in Western MA

Nov 21 2019
As Thanksgiving approaches, families can integrate food-related community service into their schedules to honor the role that food plays in the holiday’s celebration. From community meals to food pantries to other food-related community resources, opportunities abound for families to engage in service or to participate in a community-building meal.
To learn more about how [continue reading]

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