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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Brattleboro Literary Festival | October 17-20

Oct 17 2019
Brattleboro Literary Festival Thursday-Sunday, October 17-20
Happening throughout downtown Brattleboro, VT
Tickets available here: brattleboroliteraryfestival.org
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2370921423019215/
“Join us October 17-20 for the 18th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival featuring over 70 presenters of fiction, history, biography, poetry, memoir, current affairs, environment, filmmakers and [continue reading]

Events at the Trustees of Reservations

Oct 16 2019
Last updated Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 12:06 am.
Date Event Location Region Category 10/18/2019 Homestead Haunted House William Cullen Bryant Homestead Pioneer Valley Seasonal Celebrations, Family Fun, History, Art & Culture 10/19/2019 Homestead Haunted House William Cullen Bryant Homestead Pioneer Valley Seasonal Celebrations, Family Fun, History, Art & Culture [continue reading]

Rural Public Health: A Path Forward | Greenfield | October 18

Oct 16 2019
Rural Public Health: A Path Forward Friday, October 18, 11:30am-3:30pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive St, Greenfield, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/485252538956139/
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health will hold an oversight hearing to review the public health and health care findings and recommendations of the [continue reading]

Great Falls Festival aka Pumpkinfest | Turners Falls | October 19

Oct 15 2019
Great Falls Festival (aka Pumpkinfest) 2019 – A Decade of Fall Fun Saturday, October 19, 2:00-9:00pm
Location: Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/187318152202330/ [continue reading]

Halloween Inspired Hands-On Science Ideas

Oct 14 2019

In the spirit of the creepy, gruesome, and vaguely terrifying elements of the Halloween season, why not engage in some similarly creepy, gruesome, and relatively terror-free hands-on science experiments! From candy chromatography and glowing drinkables to flying ghosts and gooey eyeballs, click here for 8 Halloween science ideas which [continue reading]

Hilltowns Hiking Series — Fall Hike at Chapel Brook

Oct 10 2019

Oct 13th, 2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bullitt Reservation
332 Bullitt Road
Come join us this weekend for an exhilarating hike to the top of Pony Mountain. A blend of steep and deep forests, and sensational summit views, you won’t want to… [continue reading]

Lights! Camera! Greenfield! October 17-31

Oct 9 2019
Lights! Camera! Greenfield! GCTV  is hosting its first short film-competition this month. “The First Annual Lights! Camera! Greenfield! is a two-week, short-film competition that is designed to fuel the creative fires of each participant. Teams will create short movies in any style or genre they deem worthy, but, to add some complexity, each [continue reading]

Strong and Pleasant Rocktober Music Festival | Northampton | October 10-14

Oct 8 2019
Published by under Events, Music, Northampton
Strong and Pleasant Rocktober Music Festival Thursday-Monday, October 10-14, 7:00pm-1:30am
Various venues around downtown Northampton
Tickets can be purchased here: thebuzz413.com
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2644018032289264/
The Buzz, A Honey Pot Production is proud to present
the Fall return of its city wide [continue reading]

Ashfield Fall Festival | October 12-13

Oct 7 2019
Ashfield Fall Festival Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 10:00am-5:00pm
Town Common, Ashfield, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337833787065098
“The 2019 Ashfield Fall Festival (Ashfield, Massachusetts) will take place up and down Ashfield’s Main Street on October 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days – rain or shine. The [continue reading]

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