November 2014

November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

Saturday's April 19 - November 22. 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m Rain or Shine! It is widely known as one of the best places for local food, fun, and community.  It offers a diverse selection; shoppers continually rave about how completely they can shop from their local farm neighbors at the market.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

LAST WEEKEND! Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

McCray's Farm, S. Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Haunted Hayrides

Haunted Hayrides are held Friday - Sunday in October at 7 p.m. nightly.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Fall Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The People In Your Neighborhood

October 21, the Springfield Museums will play host to a unique community art project by local artist Sarah Concannon. The People In Your Neighborhood is a portrait series comprised of one painting of a resident from each of the city's 17 wards/neighborhoods.  The exhibit will be on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from October 21, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents The Taming of the Shrew

This October, Smith College is taking on The Taming of the Shrew. Women's rights may have dramatically increased since Shakespeare penned Shrew for an all-male cast around 1590, but the script remains the same. This fall, visiting guest director Portia Krieger will tackle the inherent misogyny within this battle-of-the-sexes comedy during the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. Krieger, Smith College Class of 2003, has chosen to re-envision this play featuring an all-female cast in a contemporary setting. 7:30 PM. $10.

Franklin County

Annual Franklin County CiderDays

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. CiderDays, the Franklin County-based celebration of traditional fermented ciders, is observing its 20th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the Cider Day program of tastings, demonstrations, and tours, a number of Franklin County restaurants will be offering cider-themed menus and events.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Dog on Fleas

November 1, 11:00am. $8 Adults / $6 Youth (cash or check only; museum admission extra). Dog on Fleas have been performing and recording intelligent music for kids and adults since 1999. They revel in diverse sounds and styles of music, and you can feel their excitement in every note.  In performance, Dog on Fleas is a tornado, sucking up fans and whirling them around in a frenzy of fun. The whump of the bass and drums, the sass of the trombone, and wow of the guitar and keyboards will surely win you over!

Shelburne Falls MA

Shelburne Falls Art Walk

Follow the “decorated shoes” throughout the Village.  Mingle with local artists, view demonstrations, enjoy live music, participate in community art projects, and ride Trolley No.5. Recently, the Village of Shelburne Falls was designated a Cultural District by Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Come and see why! This Art Walk will have a cider and apple theme to be in conjunction with Cider Days

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Fancy Steps 2014

Fancy Steps 2014, a benefit for the Holyoke Children's Museum, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at The Log Cabin. The event will feature a celebrity dance exhibition, open dance floor, hor d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner and a cash bar. Paso doble, waltz, the hustle and samba will be among routine choices the pairs may perform. Tickets to the formal attire affair are $65 per person.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Smashing Pumpkins Weekend

November 1-2. Don’t know what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Bring it to Six Flags New England and smash your way into savings with Smashing Pumpkins Weekend. Just bring a pumpkin to the park, and throw it at the target, each ring provides guests with an additional discount, hit the bulls-eye and you get in for free! Join us at the Main Gate from 12-3 p.m.!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Annual Fiber Festival of New England

Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition. November 1 & 2. Presented by Eastern States Exposition & New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association. Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, 9am to 3pm. 200 Vendor Booths!!! All under one roof! The event offers shopping, demonstrations, workshops, & fun for the whole family! Admission: $5 (12 & under, free) Parking: $5.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Cyclocross

November 1 & 2 – Cyclocross (Park wide).

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

November 1 at 7:30PM. Recreate the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway's newest hit shows.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Unbored Games

November 1, 11:00 a.m. Join us at the Odyssey for a morning of fun and games with Unbored Games author Joshua Glenn and local blogger, Catherine Newman. Unbored Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original Unbored, but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations-games.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Cynthia Sayer & Her Hot Swing Trio: “Banjo Jazz”

November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Contemporary, edgy, and soulful, and a founding member of Woody Allen's jazz band, Cynthia Sayer breaks all the banjo player stereotypes as she single-handedly brings the 4-string banjo to the forefront of jazz. Sayer's vocals are divine and her banjo a force of nature - think Django Reinhardt meets Bela Fleck - as she swings through a repertoire of hot jazz, tango, virtuoso classics and more. This is sure to be a sold out show! Reservations a must! Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets $20 general / $15 members.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents University Ice Hockey

Westfield State University Ice Hockey vs. Western New England University Ice Hockey. Falcons Cup.  November 1, 3:30 PM. The Western New England University men's ice hockey team will host Westfield State University for the seventh annual Falcon Cup game at the MassMutual Center, signaling the start of the 2014-15 season for both squads.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents The Country Jamboree

November 1 at 7:30PM. If you've ever wanted to take a trip back in time and spend a magical evening revisiting the glory days of country music, The Country Jamboree will take you there. Featuring an incredibly talented cast who have performed with some of country music's most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and more.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

Girl Scout Badge Days: Pottery Badge for Brownies. November 1, 8, 22. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Additional fee.

Northampton MA

Historic Northampton Museum "Spooky Stories"

Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center. Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.. "Spooky Stories Near and Far” will feature storytellers Rona Leventhal and Motoko. The event is for anyone over the age of 12 and costs $12 for general admission. Members admission is $10, while students and seniors get in for $8.

Easthampton, MA

NECCA Presents Free Circus Workshops for Cancer Survivors and their Families

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to join a “Circus for Survivors” workshop on Saturday Nov 1 from 2:30 – 4:30 at SHOW Circus Studio in Easthampton, MA. The workshops are free and open to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis at any stage. Participants may come alone or bring a family member or friend. The programs will include juggling, low balancing wires, aerial fabrics and trapezes and no previous experience is necessary. The idea is to have fun, explore fitness opportunities in a gentle exploratory manner, and spend time with like minded people.

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Choir Concert

The UMass Amherst Chamber Choir will partner with the Mass. chapter of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) Honors Choirs for the High School and Collegiate Choral Festival on November 1st. The Festival culminates in a public performance at 5:30pm in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.  Tickets, $10 for the general public and $5 for students, senior citizens and children under 18.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Once Upon a Painting

November 1, 1:00-4:00 PM. Create your own fairy tale book with story elements drawn from works on view; Hang on to that Halloween costume and come dressed as your favorite storybook character; Listen to fairy tales—familiar and fractured--read aloud by students from the Smith College Campus School and pick up a little something bound for your library, at their Pop-Up Book Fair.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime: Astrid Sheckels

November 1, 2:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Do you like talking animals, adventurous quests, and mysterious giants? Join local author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels as she reads from her latest book, Hector Fox and the Giant Quest. She will also show the fun and imaginative behind-the-scenes process of creating this whimsical story. Book signing to follow.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays November 1 - December 13....

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Providence

7:00 pm

Can Drive to benefit Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon. The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

November 2, 2014 (Sunday)
Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

LAST WEEKEND! Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 20 with a special preview, and running every weekend until November 2, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Fall Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The People In Your Neighborhood

October 21, the Springfield Museums will play host to a unique community art project by local artist Sarah Concannon. The People In Your Neighborhood is a portrait series comprised of one painting of a resident from each of the city's 17 wards/neighborhoods.  The exhibit will be on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from October 21, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Franklin County

Annual Franklin County CiderDays

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2. CiderDays, the Franklin County-based celebration of traditional fermented ciders, is observing its 20th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the Cider Day program of tastings, demonstrations, and tours, a number of Franklin County restaurants will be offering cider-themed menus and events.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Smashing Pumpkins Weekend

November 1-2. Don’t know what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween? Bring it to Six Flags New England and smash your way into savings with Smashing Pumpkins Weekend. Just bring a pumpkin to the park, and throw it at the target, each ring provides guests with an additional discount, hit the bulls-eye and you get in for free! Join us at the Main Gate from 12-3 p.m.!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Annual Fiber Festival of New England

Mallary Complex at Eastern States Exposition. November 1 & 2. Presented by Eastern States Exposition & New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association. Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday, 9am to 3pm. 200 Vendor Booths!!! All under one roof! The event offers shopping, demonstrations, workshops, & fun for the whole family! Admission: $5 (12 & under, free) Parking: $5.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Cyclocross

November 1 & 2 – Cyclocross (Park wide).

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Women Take Flight

The New England Air Museum will host its 10th annual Women Take Flight event on November 2.  The program features extraordinary women who have pioneered new careers for women in aviation and aerospace engineering. Our guests will share their experiences at stations around the Air Museum one-on-one with Museum visitors, at presentations, and at panel discussions. Re-enactors will portray the pioneers of early aviation. The cost is $6.00 per child ages 11 and under, and $8.50 for adults ages 12 and up. Please Register....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Jennifer Rosner, The Mitten String

November 2, 2:00 p.m. The Mitten String, a story of "of kindness, love, and overcoming difficult circumstances, be it a disability or a frequent loss of mittens. Join us for a storytime, read by the author herself, and a finger knitting demonstration with sweet treats! An American Sign Language translator will be translating the event. The Mitten String is an original folktale about a girl who knits, a deaf woman, and a piece of blue yarn.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Elephant and Piggie Book Party

November 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Join Mo Willems for an exclusive preview of his new book, Waiting Is Not Easy!  Meet Mo, get your books signed and enjoy special photo ops, art projects and films.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Sundays in the Studio

November 2, 12:00pm – 4:30pm. Free with Museum Admission. There may be an Elephant and Piggie Book Party at The Carle this day, but The Pigeon still wants his time in the spotlight! Join us in the art studio as we decorate a cardboard bus for The Pigeon to envy.

November 3, 2014 (Monday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Mamma Mia!

Nov. 3, 7:30pm. Ticket Info: $67.50, $62.50, $57.50. A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Libraries Presents Annual Social Change Colloquium

The UMass Amherst Libraries host the Tenth Annual Social Change Colloquium on Monday, November 3, 2014, 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, Learning Commons (Lower Level), W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst. “A Long and Winding Road: The legacy of the back-to-the-land communes of the 1960s,” will explore the nearly 40-year history of some of the region’s best known communes, which are documented in the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The event is free and open to the public.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Presents Politics of Immigration Reform

Clason Speaker Series, JudyRabinovitz, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. "The Surge of Central American Migrants at the Border and the Politics of Immigration Reform: Reflections from 25 Years of Fighting for Immigrants' Rights." Law Commons
Noon-1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind

November 3 at 6:00 p.m. Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Twilly, Willy, Jenny and Jack and the Northeast’s Earliest Water Powered Textile Machine. Dennis Piccard’s discussion is geared to the layman who is interested in learning more about the machines most of our ancestors operated when they immigrated to this area. It will also be interesting to those who come across these machines in manuscripts and historical novels and would like to better understand them. $7 general / $5 members.

November 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Education day

Tuesdays are designated “education day” and devoted to education programs and teacher professional development.  Museum admission and school programs are free of charge. In the 2013/2014 school year Springfield Armory NHS served 800 plus students and educators. With the new operations schedule we anticipate doubling the number of students served in the 2014/2015 year.

November 5, 2014 (Wednesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents the Ovations Series

Cammie McGovern, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Cammie McGovern is the author of several successful books including her debut novel, “The Art of Seeing”, and “Eye Contact,” a mystery thriller. Her latest novel, “Say What You Will”, her first venture into Young Adult Fiction, is the story of an unlikely friendship between two high school students, one with cerebral palsy, the other with an obsessive compulsive disorder.

43 Amity St, Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Shadow & Bone

November 5, 6:00 p.m. The Jones Library. Leigh Bardugo, Shadow & Bone. Leigh will be releasing exclusive never-before heard content from her new novel and free giveaways will be raffled off! Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima

November 5, 7:00 p.m. The Odyssey, along with our co-sponsor, The Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College, is delighted to host a presentation by Lionel Delevingne, author/photographer of To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima: 1975 - 2014. This collection of vivid photographs tells the story of citizens who spoke up against the nuclear power industry and who fought for years to stop construction or to close reactors in their backyards.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts, Birthday Bash

It's hard to believe that we are celebrating our first birthday! YES, our store will be one year old on November 5th. You are invited to our Birthday Bash! 12-6 pm. Its free and open to the public. We have a token of appreciation for the first 200 people to visit us.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival – celebrating its 16th season from November 5 through 9. Audience voting determines the winner of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for top short film each season.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents 'Carb-load' pasta dinner for Food Bank

You can join WRSI Host Monte Belmonte, The Food Bank's Executive Director Andrew Morehouse and special guest Representative Jim McGovern, at Chandler's Restaurant for a unique dinner event. The trio will be carb-loading to prepare for the fifth Monte's March from Northampton to Greenfield, Thursday, November 6. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, dinner & drinks, as well as live musical entertainment by Peter Blanchette and members of Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra. Dinner: 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Please Register.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs St. John's

7:00 pm

Winning Wednesday will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5 when the team hosts the St. John's IceCaps. If the Falcons win, all fans in attendance win one ticket voucher to the Friday, Nov. 21 game vs. Bridgeport. The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

November 6, 2014 (Thursday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Amherst MA

Amherst Historical Society Presents SCENE IN AMHERST

November 1st and running through December 13th, the Amherst Historical Society and Museum will present its second juried art show – SCENE IN AMHERST. An artists’ reception and award presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6th, from 5 to 8 PM at the Strong House. The public is invited to attend both the reception and the art show.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival – celebrating its 16th season from November 5 through 9. Audience voting determines the winner of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for top short film each season.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Culture & Cocktails

The Springfield Museums continues its fifth season of Culture & Cocktails. Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Artistic and Culinary Expressions, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts; from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The event is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Betty Rosbottom, Sunday Casseroles

November 6, 7:00 p.m. Nothing beats spending a cozy Sunday in the kitchen, and Sunday Casseroles serves up the perfect afternoon activity. We’ll welcome author Betty Rosbottom with samples from the book, including Baked "Risotto" with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Parmigiano and Fennel Halves au Gratin. Home cooks searching for new ideas will love these 60 modern recipes using fresh, whole foods—no processed ingredients.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures include: Nov. 6 - Painting Salons: A brief history and new installation at the GWVS Art Museum. Nov. 13 - Illusions, Tricks and Deceptions in Art. Nov. 20- Native American Fantasy: An Exploration of Art and Music.

Springfield MA

Springfield Veteran’s Awards Ceremony

Springfield Veteran’s Awards Ceremony. Nov 6 at 3PM in the City Hall room 220 for the announcement and award ceremony for The 2014 Veteran of the Year as well as the 2014 Veterans’ Day Parade Marshal. The public is very much invited and welcome to attend.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Mike Baggetta Quartet

November 6 at 8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall.  Pioneer Valley audiences will have the opportunity to hear selections from the Quartet’s new modern jazz CD, Thieves and Secrets.   The Quartet includes: Mr. Baggetta, composer, guitar & electronics; Jason Rigby, saxophones; Cameron Brown, bass, and George Schuller, drums & percussion. $10, general public.

November 7, 2014 (Friday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival – celebrating its 16th season from November 5 through 9. Audience voting determines the winner of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for top short film each season.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Stars Over Springfield

The large rooftop telescope will be re-open for sky gazing on Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs take place on the first Friday of each month. At the November event, Seymour Planetarium educator Dave Gallup will speak about splendors visible in the autumn nighttime sky. $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under.

Hadley Farms Meeting House Hadley MA

Hadley Farms Meeting House Presents Theme Night

The Meeting House Bar and Lounge at Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, MA offers theme nights! November 7 - Harvest Theme Night.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Innovation Friday

Join us on Friday, November 7th, 4:30-7:30 pm for tapas, chocolate and light refreshments. Tickets are $5. It's "Spa Party" at Skin Catering on the upper level of Tower Square. Registration is $5 and services are offered at the a special $10 mini price.  We're bringing innovation, entrepreneurship and networking together in the ultimate mashup on the first Friday of each month.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Meet Rockwell's Models

November 7, 2:30 p.m. Meet Norman Rockwell model, Claire Williams, who will share her memories of posing for America's favorite illustrator. Free with Museum admission; Museum members free.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents The Romance and Tragedy of Soviet Yiddish Culture

November 7-9, An in-depth look at the lives of Soviet Jewish artists, writers, and culture-makers from 1919 to the present – and at the state that first empowered and then tried to destroy Yiddish culture. The weekend will include four lectures by Professor Shneer, screenings of Soviet Jewish films, a special exhibit of the work of painter Felix Lembersky (1913-1970), discussions, a guided tour of the Yiddish Book Center, catered kosher meals, and more! Space is limited!

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Four Chambers

The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, and South Hadley & Granby Chambers of Commerce have joined forces in an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. The event will take place at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke on Nov. 7. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., with lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required, $60 for non-members. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal will participate as a keynote speaker, adding his perspective and expertise from Washington, and state House Speaker Bob DeLeo will also be a keynote speaker, sharing insights on gateway cities, among other topics.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Jim Breuer

Originally scheduled for Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:30PM, this show has been rescheduled to Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Original tickets will be honored for this new date & time. If requested, refunds are available at points of purchase only. MUST BE 21 AND OVER TO ATTEND. Ticket Price: $25.00.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs St. John's

7:00 pm

Movember Stick-on mustaches. Springfield will celebrate Movember and work towards raising funds and awareness for men’s health issues by participating in a Movember challenge. Movember night will be held on Nov. 7. The first 1,000 fans will receive a stick-on moustache to help support the Falcons in their challenge.The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

November 8, 2014 (Saturday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival – celebrating its 16th season from November 5 through 9. Audience voting determines the winner of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for top short film each season.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Celebrating Women in Science

November 8: Physiologist Beth Taylor with Get Moving! How exercise impacts the heart, lungs, muscles and brain.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents November YA Panel- Futures & Fairytales

November 8, 4:00 p.m. Claire Legrand, Kedall Kulper, Phoebe North and Cara Bertrand will be joining us at the Odyssey Bookshop for an evening of Fairytales and Futures. This event is free but please RSVP!

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Traditional Felting Techniques 101

November 8 at 10:00 a.m. Water + Wool = Artful Fabric! Are you feeling creative? Want to learn something new about textiles? Local fiber artisan, Sue McFarland will conduct a felt making workshop. Participants will learn basic traditional felt making techniques to make a piece of colorful flat felt, beads and rope--all out of wool fibers using water and soap. Materials provided. Appropriate for ages 12 though adult. Reservations necessary as space is limited. Fee $20 per participant.

One Monarch Place, Springfield MA

Fight For Air Climb

Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Please join the thousands of individuals across the nation who believe in the cause and will climb in their communities as well.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Greg Ruth, Coming Home

November 8,12:00 p.m. Join us as we hear from master illustrator and storyteller Greg Ruth with his debut picture book, Coming Home, which tells the story of a young boy waiting for his military parent to return home. As joyful reunions between soldiers and loved ones unfold around him on the tarmac, a blond-haired boy in a red T-shirt and camo shorts wonders where his soldier could be. This event is free but please RSVP!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents An Evening of Illumination

November 8 An Evening of Illumination is the one time each year visitors can experience an evening in the Village the way it was in the 1800s.  Explore a time without electricity and street lights. Take in the captivating scenes of the village lit only by candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces. The night will be capped off with refreshments in the Bullard Tavern, including mulled cider and a cash bar. Tours leave the Visitor Center every 10 minutes from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents "Caring for Your Treasures"

Historic Deerfield, Inc., and the Pioneer Valley History Network (PVHN) will present "Caring for Your Treasures: Preservation of Collections in Small Museums," on Saturday, November 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Community Center. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and can be done by mail, fax, telephone, or online.

Colrain MA

Annual Crafts of Colrain

November 8-9. A self-guided tour to local artisans-local art, music and good food in the hills of Colrain. Colrain, Massachusetts is one of the last, great "undiscovered" places. Tucked beneath the Vermont state line and above the Deerfield River, Colrain has long been a refuge for artists, artisans and others looking for someplace beautiful and affordable in which to do their work, while appreciating and preserving the area's pastoral past.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

Girl Scout Badge Days: Pottery Badge for Brownies. November 8, 22. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Additional fee.

November 9, 2014 (Sunday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Film Festival

The Williamstown Film Festival – celebrating its 16th season from November 5 through 9. Audience voting determines the winner of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for top short film each season.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Colrain MA

Annual Crafts of Colrain

November 8-9. A self-guided tour to local artisans-local art, music and good food in the hills of Colrain. Colrain, Massachusetts is one of the last, great "undiscovered" places. Tucked beneath the Vermont state line and above the Deerfield River, Colrain has long been a refuge for artists, artisans and others looking for someplace beautiful and affordable in which to do their work, while appreciating and preserving the area's pastoral past.

Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum to Hold Veterans Day Event

November 9. Visitors to the Air Museum will have the opportunity to meet and talk one-on-one with veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. They can tour the Museum's three hangars with its extensive collection of vintage including many military aircraft. Additionally, there will be on hand representatives of numerous organizations including Department of Veterans Affairs, New Haven Veteran Center and many more that offer service & support to active servicemen, servicewomen, their families & veterans. On this day and on each day in November all veterans & active service personnel will be admitted FREE OF CHARGE.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents String and Wind Quartet Performance

November 9 at 3:00 p.m. Spend the afternoon with string and wind instrument players from the Holyoke Civic Symphony in an intimate setting at Wistariahurst. A variety of classical favorites will be performed for your listening pleasure. Musicians from the orchestra include: Fred Henle, violin; Helen Chesworth, violin; Diana Cole, viola; Audrey Barker Plotkin, cello; Jennifer Peters, cello; Jennifer Quynn-Dale, flute; Louise Antony, flute. FREE, donations accepted.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums have announced their monthly tour and lecture schedule for November. The month’s offerings will feature a special two-lecture series titled “Downton at the Museums,” featuring historical insight into the popular PBS series. November 9, architectural historian Curt DiCamillo “Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey". November 16, author Carol Wallace To Marry an English Lord.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime: Jennifer Rosner & Kristina Swarner

November 9, 2:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Meet author Jennifer Rosner and illustrator Kristina Swarner to celebrate their new picture book, The Mitten String! An original folktale about a girl who knits, a deaf woman, and a special piece of blue yarn, The Mitten String shows how hand-knit mittens provide more than warmth. Storytime in the Reading Library, including a presentation about Kristina’s illustration process. Book signing to follow. Note: An ASL interpreter will be at this event.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Double Reed Day

For high school/college oboe and bassoon players, teachers, adult amateurs and semi-professionals. Sunday, November 9, 9am-5pm. Bring your instruments for a Double Reed Band Blowout & your reeds for workshops.  Visit vendors and try instruments. Indicate on the pre-registration form if you would like to play in a Masterclass. GUEST ARTISTS: Pedro Diaz, English Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Richard Svoboda, Principal Bassoon, Boston Symphony Orchestra.

November 10, 2014 (Monday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind

November 10 at 6:00 p.m. Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Quilt History -Why Does it Matter? Come explore quilt history with Jane Crutchfield, Western MA Coordinator of the Mass Quilt Documentation Project which has documented over 7,000 pre-1950 quilts. Jane will bring along a few antique quilts that presented mysteries for discussion and encourages attendees to bring their own mystery quilts to share. Jane will also give guidance on how to be a detective in one’s own quilt research. $7 general / $5 members.

Bay Path College, Longmeadow MA

Bay Path College Presents What is Philanthropy?

What is Philanthropy?, will be shown at the Mills Theatre at Bay Path University, in Longmeadow, on Monday, November 10, 7:00pm. The film has shown around the country. The event is free and there will be a discussion after the film. Through multiple formats, this film targets the general public as well as students in K-12 classrooms and higher education institutions throughout the United States. The power of visual learning is well documented by research, and this film will serve as a tool that teachers, professors and instructors of all types can use to holistically convey what role philanthropy plays in our lives.

Springfield, MA

Western New England University Presents Veteran's Day Tribute Ceremony

November 10, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM. President Anthony Caprio and the University ROTC Cadets invite the faculty, staff and students to join with veterans for a tribute ceremony. The program will feature the Campus Chorus performing the National Anthem and other patriotic numbers, a Wreath Laying, a keynote speech, and a 21-gun salute.

November 11, 2014 (Tuesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Education day

Tuesdays are designated “education day” and devoted to education programs and teacher professional development.  Museum admission and school programs are free of charge. In the 2013/2014 school year Springfield Armory NHS served 800 plus students and educators. With the new operations schedule we anticipate doubling the number of students served in the 2014/2015 year.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Springfield MA

Springfield Veteran’s Day Parade

Springfield Veteran’s Day Parade. Stepping off sharply at 11:00 AM from STCC at Amory Square and traveling down State Street and then turning on Main Street to City Hall. Following the parade there will be a ceremony at City Hall on the steps, and later Complimentary hot dogs offered at GAR Hall across from Symphony Hall.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Honors Veteran’s Day

The Connecticut Science Center will be open 10AM–5PM on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11. We will honor our veterans with FREE General Admission for retired and active duty military personnel all day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Honors Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day. Free general admission to active duty military and veterans on November 11. Extra fees for special programs like planetarium shows may apply - at the time of entry, visitors must show a military ID documenting that they are active duty, retired, or reserve. At the Wood Museum of Springfield History, visitors can view a limited showing “Through a New Lens: Veterans Focus on Healing Through Photography,” featuring images taken by combat veterans who completed a phototherapy program designed to aid those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Celebrates Veteran’s Day

November 11 Old Sturbridge Village celebrates Veteran’s Day by offering all veterans and active military personnel and their families (up to six people) free admission. Kids can use toy muskets to drill with the militia. In addition, costumed historians will be wearing uniforms that showcase 300 years of military history.

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Presents How to Handle an IRS Audit

Tuesday Nov 11. Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship / 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  Room A. How to Handle an IRS Audit. Presented by: Paul Mancinone '92. Free and open to the public.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Worcester

3:00 pm

Veteran's Day The Falcons are offering any active military and veterans complimentary admission to our Nov. 11 game! All active military and veterans will receive a complimentary ticket at the MassMutual Center Box Office. Limit one per military ID.

November 12, 2014 (Wednesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Against the Wind and Tide

November 12, 7:00 p.m. The Odyssey welcomes Ousmane Power-Greene for his new book, Against Wind and Tide. In this study of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene draws on newspapers, meeting minutes, and letters to explore the concerted effort on the part of nineteenth century black activists, community leaders, and spokespersons. Power-Greene synthesizes debates about colonization and emigration, situating this complex and enduring issue into an ever broader conversation about nation building and identity formation in the Atlantic world.

Northampton MA

Forbes Library Presents Pre-Quabbin Art, Photos and Postcards

Would you like to see what the Swift River Valley looked like before it was flooded to create the Quabbin Reservoir? Quabbin historian J.R. Greene presents 90 stunning paintings, photographs and postcards by longtime Greenwich, MA resident Burt V. Brooks. Brooks works depict the early 20th century rural lifestyle and the people and places around him with sensitivity.  Join Greene at the Forbes Library on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 PM for an illustrated talk. This program is free of charge and open to all. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Springfield MA

ACCGS Presents After 5 Horn Blowing

November 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Community Music School.$5 Members, $10 General Admission. Hear some great jazz by the CMSS jazz ensemble! And experience the ambience that is the Community Music School of Springfield.

November 13, 2014 (Thursday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures include: Nov. 6 - Painting Salons: A brief history and new installation at the GWVS Art Museum. Nov. 13 - Illusions, Tricks and Deceptions in Art. Nov. 20- Native American Fantasy: An Exploration of Art and Music.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Ronald Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark

November 13, 7:00 p.m. Ronald Rosbottom joins us at the Odyssey to read from and discuss his spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris, When Paris Went Dark. On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Jeremy Denk

November 13, 7:30 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $30, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, was named Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year and is the recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. Hailed as the "humorist-intellectual of the classical-music world," Denk exceeds all expectations of a brilliant 21st century musician.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Presents Art à la Carte Gallery Talk Series

Thursdays, 12:20—12:50 p.m. November 13, "Steven Young Lee and Kurt Weiser: Contemporary Masters of Clay" Leslie Ferrin
Ceramics Specialist and Director of Ferrin Contemporary. Free and open to the public.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Equine Affaire

Come to the 50th Equine Affaire and Celebrate the Horse with Us! November 13-16. Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, Coliseum. Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fantasia: Thurs., - Sat., 8:00-10:00 p.m. General Admission:  $15/day; $50 for 4-day pass. Children:  Ages 7-10, $8/day; 6 & under, free.

November 14, 2014 (Friday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Equine Affaire

Come to the 50th Equine Affaire and Celebrate the Horse with Us! November 13-16. Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, Coliseum. Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fantasia: Thurs., - Sat., 8:00-10:00 p.m. General Admission:  $15/day; $50 for 4-day pass. Children:  Ages 7-10, $8/day; 6 & under, free.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Free Second Friday

Free Second Friday. November 14, 4–8 PM. Featuring "Tara Donovan: Moiré." 4–6 PM Hands on! art-making for ages 4+ w/adult (while supplies last). 6–6:30 PM Open Eyes: An informal guided gallery conversation about an art object. Light Refreshments by Tryon Common.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Norman Rockwell in Detail

November 14,
 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor during this engaging, enlightening series exploring the artist’s adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with Museum admission, members free.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Big Time Wrestling

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Featuring “The Nature Boy” RIC FLAIR, RICKY “The Dragon” STEAMBOAT. Meet & Greet: 6-8pm. General Admission: $17.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Tavern Presents NovemberFest

The Rotary Club of West Springfield will hold its autumn fundraiser, NovemberFest, on Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to midnight. The evening will include a beer and wine tasting as well as an auction from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. A costume party and dancing to DJ Nino Cuccovia will follow, with celebrity judges awarding prizes for the best costumes. There will also be a raffle for two New England Patriots tickets and an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn in Franklin. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Imagining History

Imagining History: An Evening for Educators with Mort Künstler. Friday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. Explore the connectivity between art, history, and the American experience during this special evening with acclaimed artist Mort Künstler.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Jo Koy

November 14, 5:30 PM at Doors open at 5:30 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM. Ticket Price: $25.00. From filling sold–out clubs across the nation, to appearing weekly as a regular on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family-inspired humor crosses all boundaries. In 2007, Variety magazine named Jo Koy one of the “10 Comics to Watch!”

Chez Josef, Agawam MA

ACCGS Presents SUPER 60 LUNCHEON

November 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Join us in celebrating these top-performing companies who make a significant contribution to the strength of our region's economy! Keynote Speaker: John Maguire, president and CEO - Friendly's LLCReservations are $50, members; $70 general admission

November 15, 2014 (Saturday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure”

The latest Distinguished Illustrator Series—an exhibition that explores Künstler’s vast and highly-regarded body of work as an illustrator and historical painter—”Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure” will be on view from November 8, through March 8, 2015.  Special opening event for Mort Künstler on November 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with comments from the artist at 6:30 p.m. A print signing and reception will follow, including refreshments and a cash bard. Admission to the event costs $20; free for Museum members. RSVP by November 7.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Equine Affaire

Come to the 50th Equine Affaire and Celebrate the Horse with Us! November 13-16. Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, Coliseum. Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fantasia: Thurs., - Sat., 8:00-10:00 p.m. General Admission:  $15/day; $50 for 4-day pass. Children:  Ages 7-10, $8/day; 6 & under, free.

Northampton MA

Bag Day in Northampton

November 15 - Kick-off your holiday shopping while enjoying a 20% discount at participating retailers!

Sheraton Springfield, Springfield MA

City of Bright Nights Ball

November 15. The “City of Bright Nights Ball” is a fund-raising event to support the Spirit of Springfield. The gala event includes a gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing in an elegant atmosphere not to be outdone, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Springfield. This year’s theme is sure to be as magical and memorable as past year’s like “Teahouse of the Autumn Moon,” “Winter Garden,” “Moon Over Morocco” and “Monopoly.” 6:30 pm to 12 midnight.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents The Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, concert and masterclass

November 15, 9:00-10:30am. PERFORMERS:  Visiting Artists, The Donald Sinta Quartet: Dan Graser, soprano sax; Zach Stern, alto sax; Joe Girard, tenor sax; and Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone sax. THIS IS A FREE EVENT THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Bobby Collins

November 15 at 7:30pm. Comedian Bobby Collins. Part of the Bud Light Presents STAND UP Comedy Series. Unlike many comedians, who rely solely upon the clever use of words and ideas to engage and audience, from the moment Bobby hits the stage, he lassoes the crowd and pulls them ever closer to him while they cry from laughter.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Dave Attell

November 15, 5:30 PM at Doors open at 5:30 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM | Ticket Price: $25.00. Attell has made numerous appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Howard Stern Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He also appeared in Chris Rock's cult film "Pootie Tang." His other television credits include his own half-hour stand-up special, "Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell".

November 16, 2014 (Sunday)
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums have announced their monthly tour and lecture schedule for November. The month’s offerings will feature a special two-lecture series titled “Downton at the Museums,” featuring historical insight into the popular PBS series. November 9, architectural historian Curt DiCamillo “Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey". November 16, author Carol Wallace To Marry an English Lord.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Equine Affaire

Come to the 50th Equine Affaire and Celebrate the Horse with Us! November 13-16. Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, Coliseum. Thursday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Fantasia: Thurs., - Sat., 8:00-10:00 p.m. General Admission:  $15/day; $50 for 4-day pass. Children:  Ages 7-10, $8/day; 6 & under, free.

Arts Block, Greenfield MA

Mohawk Trail Concerts Presents Sunday Family Concert

November 16th at 2 pm.  The performers are Masako Yanagita, violin, Estela Olevsky, piano, and Mark Fraser, cello.  Joining the three will be Dan Pringle, PhD candidate in music at UMass.  The concert will be entertaining and informative. There will be gems from the piano trio repertoire by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, and personal stories from the musicians about their relationship with music. Tickets, available at the door, are $10, $20 per family.  Children 16 and under free.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Saxophone Concert

A saxophone concert by a new member of the Department of Music and Dance, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, will take place on Sunday, November 16 at 4pm.  He will be joined by faculty members Elizabeth Chang, violin; Dana Schnitzer, soprano and Nadine Shank, piano. 3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public.

November 17, 2014 (Monday)
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Pulling the People out of the Paperwork

November 17 at 6:00 p.m. – Genealogy Lecture. Dave Robison of Old Bones Genealogy will present the basics of genealogy and family research. He will be giving guidance on how to start your research, types of sources and websites, how to interview relatives, how to organize data and using family tree software. Attendees will receive templates for family group sheets and pedigree charts, sample census records as well as the contents of various census records from 1790-1940. $7 general / $5 members.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Western MA Foodfest Challenge

Nov 17, 5-7 PM. Sample foods from a variety of area restaurants as well as beer from Commercial Distributing! Categories include; Appetizer/Starter, Mini-Entrée, and Dessert. Guests will be invited to visit the stations of the participating restaurants, taste the food and vote for their favorite! Tickets are $45.00 each and are on sale now and available to the general public.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents STRINGS!

November 17, 7pm. PERFORMERS:  Department of Music & Dance advanced string players. MUSIC: Chamber Music for Strings byMozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich and others. THIS IS A FREE CONCERT AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

November 18, 2014 (Tuesday)
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Education day

Tuesdays are designated “education day” and devoted to education programs and teacher professional development.  Museum admission and school programs are free of charge. In the 2013/2014 school year Springfield Armory NHS served 800 plus students and educators. With the new operations schedule we anticipate doubling the number of students served in the 2014/2015 year.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Martha Graham Dance Company

November 18, 7:30 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $50, $45, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Martha Graham Dance Company is one of the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance companies on the planet. The repertoire for the evening will include the newly commissioned work Echo by choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, based on the myth of Narcissus. Additional works to include Graham classics.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts & Lecture

UMASS Marimba Ensembles & MASS Marimba Bands: November 18, ALL-UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT:  November 19, Concert with UMass Amherst Trombone & Brass Choirs & Boston Symphony Trombonist Ronald Barron (retired): November 19, The Moor's Revenge. Euridice Baroque Ensemble in concert: November 20, Analyzing Awe in Film Music, part of the Music Theory Lecture SeriesNovember 21.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, Daughters of the Stone

November 18, 7:00 p.m. Dahlma is the author of the historical novel, Daughters of the Stone which details the lives of five generations of Afro-Puerto Rican women from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Through the eyes of characters Fela, Mati, Concha, Elena and Carisa, the book examines the legacy passed from one generation to the next. Namely, what legacy does a woman who owns nothing, not even her own body, leave for her daughter?

November 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts & Lecture

UMASS Marimba Ensembles & MASS Marimba Bands: November 18, ALL-UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT:  November 19, Concert with UMass Amherst Trombone & Brass Choirs & Boston Symphony Trombonist Ronald Barron (retired): November 19, The Moor's Revenge. Euridice Baroque Ensemble in concert: November 20, Analyzing Awe in Film Music, part of the Music Theory Lecture SeriesNovember 21.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents The Secret History of Wonder Woman

November 19, 7:00 p.m. Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College. The Secret History of Wonder Woman. A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

November 20, 2014 (Thursday)
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures include: Nov. 6 - Painting Salons: A brief history and new installation at the GWVS Art Museum. Nov. 13 - Illusions, Tricks and Deceptions in Art. Nov. 20- Native American Fantasy: An Exploration of Art and Music.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts & Lecture

UMASS Marimba Ensembles & MASS Marimba Bands: November 18, ALL-UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT:  November 19, Concert with UMass Amherst Trombone & Brass Choirs & Boston Symphony Trombonist Ronald Barron (retired): November 19, The Moor's Revenge. Euridice Baroque Ensemble in concert: November 20, Analyzing Awe in Film Music, part of the Music Theory Lecture SeriesNovember 21.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents G. Michael Dobbs, Fifteen Minutes With

November 20, 7:00 p.m. The first question any journalist asks when he or she has lined up an interview is “How much time do I have?” The majority of working reporters only get 10 to 15 minutes with a subject, often who has more than one of the interviews. In his new book, Dobbs presents many of the celebrity interviews he has conducted as a journalist since the 1970s.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Kevin MaC

November 20 at 7:30PM. Before a single note leaves his lips or one chord is strummed from his acoustic guitar, Kevin Mac convinces you to love him. His style is refreshing and honest. His words speak of love, heartache, happiness, and appreciating the small things while his fingers confirm that each song tells a story of the life he's lived by way of his guitar.

November 21, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts & Lecture

UMASS Marimba Ensembles & MASS Marimba Bands: November 18, ALL-UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT:  November 19, Concert with UMass Amherst Trombone & Brass Choirs & Boston Symphony Trombonist Ronald Barron (retired): November 19, The Moor's Revenge. Euridice Baroque Ensemble in concert: November 20, Analyzing Awe in Film Music, part of the Music Theory Lecture SeriesNovember 21.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents The Jack DeJohnette Trio

Featuring Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison. Friday, November  21, 8 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $40, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. In a career that spans five decades, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. It was twenty years ago when DeJohnette brought saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison together for the first time. The trio explores open improvisation, as well as their own compositions.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield MA

La Quinta Inn Presents Harvest Theme Night

November 21 - Harvest Theme Night. Get into the fall spirit with pumpkin drinks and treats!

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Tavares

November 21 at 7:30PM. Five brothers from New Bedford, MA joined together to create one of the most memorable soul groups of the 70's and 80's. Many of their instantly recognizable international hits, such as "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" and "More Than A Woman" have become classics.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Gregory Maguire, Egg & Spoon

November 21, 7:00 p.m. In the book, Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents John Valby

November 21, 6:00 PM at Doors open at 6:00 PM / Show starts at 7:30 PM | Ticket Price: $19.00. After spending an evening with John Valby, audiences find themselves wanting more and more of him. What makes Valby so unique and entertaining is his uncommon rapport with the audience and his ability to mix his musical Talent with a mad-cap variety of "Dirty Ditties". Few people can resist laughing at songs that would have earned them a mouthful of soap when they were children.

November 22, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Lisa Williams

November 22 at 7:30PM. Lisa Williams, the #4 rated medium in the world! Sharing her gift of communication with spirits who have come through from the Other Side, Lisa will share her knowledge of the Spirit World and understanding the messages that our loved ones are trying to convey to us. She will be performing live readings with the audience. VIP tickets include best seats in the house and a post-show meet and greet with Lisa.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Springfield MA

YWCA’s 10K race - Y Run? for Women and Girls

The 2nd Annual Y Run will take place on November 22, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00am. Race begins at 10:00am. Registration and race start will be located at: Cedars Banquet Facility 375 Island Pond Road. ​The Y Run for Women and Girls 10k Race is open to any runner over the age of 16.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

Girl Scout Badge Days: Pottery Badge for Brownies. November 22. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Additional fee.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Providence

7:00 pm

The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

November 23, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums have announced their monthly tour and lecture schedule for November. The month’s offerings will feature a special two-lecture series titled “Downton at the Museums,” featuring historical insight into the popular PBS series. November 9, architectural historian Curt DiCamillo “Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey". November 16, author Carol Wallace To Marry an English Lord.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents The Jester

November 23, at 2 PM. Set in the lively Yiddish vaudeville scene of 1930s Warsaw, shortly before the venues were destroyed and many of the performers were killed in the Holocaust. In Yiddish with English subtitles.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents The Western New England Bridal Shows

November 23, 2014 - 11:00 AM. Convention Center. The Western New England Bridal Shows, held in November and March each year at the MassMutual Center, are the area's largest one day bridal shows. See a spectacular Multimedia Fashion Show, hear live music performances by the area's best performers, and visit with over 100 of Western New England's finest wedding service providers. Admission is $6 In Advance and $8 At The Door.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

November 23. UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert. 12noon, Bowker Auditorium. University Chamber Choir, Chorale, Recital & Women’s Choirs in performance. 3pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Vocal Jazz Ensemble concert. 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Annual Tree Lighting

Santa lights the wondrous Yankee Candle Christmas Tree at dark (5 p.m.). This is a free event.

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents “Magical Night of Giving”

Nov. 23 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets $5! Participating Holyoke Mall at Ingleside retailers will offer special discounts that are exclusive to the “Magical Night of Giving.” The ticket is the only means to receive these special discounts between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 23. Admission tickets sold also act as a raffle ticket. Prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 Holyoke Mall gift card. The raffle drawing will begin at 8:30 p.m. the evening of the event.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Public Forum Presents Edith Widder, Light in the Dark of the Depths

November 23rd, 4:00pm. Marine biologist and oceanographer Dr. Edith Widder has spent her career peering into the darkness for signs of life and light. An expert in deep sea bioluminescence, she pioneered optical techniques that can now record a full array of dazzling deep sea creatures.

Agawam MA

Agawam Xtreme Paintball Presents 4th Annual Food Drive

November 23rd. Free entrance with canned food worth $15. 2015 Season Pass giveaway during the day ($150 VALUE).

November 24, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

November 25, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Education day

Tuesdays are designated “education day” and devoted to education programs and teacher professional development.  Museum admission and school programs are free of charge. In the 2013/2014 school year Springfield Armory NHS served 800 plus students and educators. With the new operations schedule we anticipate doubling the number of students served in the 2014/2015 year.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant opens

The restaurant opens Nov. 26, the night before Thanksgiving. An opening ceremony is set for Dec. 3. Christmas carolers are coming back starting Dec. 17.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Joe Bonamassa

November 26th at 8pm. Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world's greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star. Joe currently has ELEVEN #1 Albums on the Billboard Blues Chart. Joe will perform an exciting new show including an entire Acoustic Set featuring international Musicians followed by his Critically Acclaimed Electric Set that will guarantee a once in a lifetime performance that will wow his audiences.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - OPENING NIGHT!

OPENING NIGHT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMEBER 26, SPECIAL - $6. BRIGHT NIGHTS LOYALTY CARD HOLDERS - FREE. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

November 27, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures include: Nov. 6 - Painting Salons: A brief history and new installation at the GWVS Art Museum. Nov. 13 - Illusions, Tricks and Deceptions in Art. Nov. 20- Native American Fantasy: An Exploration of Art and Music.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27-30 Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.

November 28, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27-30 Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.

Springfield

Parade of the Big Balloons

11AM on Main Street. Come and see the variety of balloons, Cat in the Hat, Yogi Bear and more, parading down Main Street in Springfield.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents 14th Annual Festival of Trees

November 28 - Sunday, December 14 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Open House November 29 11AM - 2PM.  Meet Santa!

Northampton MA

Ensemble Musica Humana Presents Renaissance Men

Ensemble Musica Humana will perform at First Churches of Northampton at 8pm on November 28, featuring the vocal group Renaissance Men. A free pre-concert talk by music director Lidia Chang will start at 7pm in the church parlor. The audience is invited to meet the musicians at a post-concert gathering at The Foundry.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum, Santa Claus to Visit

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold its annual Santa Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour on Friday, November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa will meet and pose for photos with children between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will have a gift for each child. Don’t forget to check out the Museum’s new Flight Sim Spot, where visitors can virtually fly any aircraft, anywhere using the same cockpit controls that pilots use.

Shelburne Falls MA

Shelburne Falls Moonlight Magic

Nov 28, starting at 4PM. Join us for the lighting of the Village where stores, galleries and restaurants will stay open late for special holiday promotions. Vendors will be offering a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, crafts, delicious food, hot drinks and entertainment!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. The fun begins with the King Arthur Flour/Historic Deerfield Heritage Recipe Baking Contest, on December 6. Wreath Making, December 1 & 2. Gift Making, December 6-23. Gingerbread Cookie Decorating. See Schedule....

November 29, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27-30 Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents 14th Annual Festival of Trees

November 28 - Sunday, December 14 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Open House November 29 11AM - 2PM.  Meet Santa!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. The fun begins with the King Arthur Flour/Historic Deerfield Heritage Recipe Baking Contest, on December 6. Wreath Making, December 1 & 2. Gift Making, December 6-23. Gingerbread Cookie Decorating. See Schedule....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Santa Arrives by Helicopter!

Santa Arrives by Helicopter! Saturday, November 29. Opening early 8:30 a.m. & Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Cost: FREE. All eyes will turn to the sky as the whirr of the helicopter is heard at 10 a.m. When Santa and Mrs. Claus step out of the helicopter to cheers of delight, the holiday season will have truly begun.

Santa’s Holiday Parade. Sunday, November 30. 10:00am. Cost: FREE. Help Santa welcome the holiday season as he leads a parade to Yankee Candle Village!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Art of Adventure

Family Day! The Art of Adventure. Saturday, November 29, 1 p.m. Celebrate the art of adventure during this family fun afternoon of performances, talks, tours, and a book/print signing by Mort Künstler. Storyteller Tony Toledo and sportsmen Rick Moon and Doug McDevitt will also be along for the ride.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime: Scott Magoon

November 29, 2:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Book Signing to Follow. Limit one book from home/unlimited books from The Carle Bookshop.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Carlos Mencia

November 29. Doors open at 5:30 PM & 9:30 PM / Shows starts at 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM | Ticket Price: $25.00. Carlos Mencia is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular entertainers and comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents 17th Century Life

November 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in anytime, Visitor Center at Hall Tavern. Meet the Society of the 17th Century, a group of re-enactors who will bring our historic Hall Tavern building to life with an incredible array of period arts, crafts and trades. Also enjoy open hearth cooking demonstrations, and make a handmade gift with the help of a museum educator.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Manchester

7:00 pm

The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

November 30, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Let it Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints

The exhibit will be on view from October 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit includes approximately 65 Japanese woodblock prints from the Springfield Museums’ famed Raymond Bidwell Collection, one of the largest holdings of Japanese prints in the United States and among the finest of any public collection in the world. In addition, the exhibit will feature approximately 75 snow globes from a private New England collection, including antique domes made by the Atlas Toy Company, travel souvenirs, holiday scenes and popular culture-themed snow globes manufactured in the United States, Paris and Austria.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Nov. 2 - Japan Arms and Armor. Nov. 9 - Neo-impressionism. Nov. 16 - Dutch Treat: Dutch and Flemish Paintings, From Surreal to Sublime. Nov. 23 - Row, Row, Row Your Boat:  the Past and Future of Recreational Boating on the Connecticut River.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Origami Interpretations

Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015.  The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Home for the Holidays

through February 8, 2015. During the holiday season, Norman Rockwell’s anxiously awaited illustrations brought good cheer to millions of Americans who encountered his images that brought the spirit of the holidays home. His memorable, enduring images are on view in this special holiday installation of original artworks and objects.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Bright Nights at Forest Park - 20th Season!

November 26 - January 4. Closed December 1 & 2. Sunday to Thursday -- 5PM to 9PM Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays -- 5PM to 11PM. Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Fridays and Saturdays. Peace, Lights, and Happiness!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27-30 Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American Thanksgiving traditions and customs, and hear the minister talk about the real meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents 14th Annual Festival of Trees

November 28 - Sunday, December 14 Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thu - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sun: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tower Square Meeting Room. Take a stroll thru the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's wonderfully festive forest of more than 100 decorated Christmas trees. Open House November 29 11AM - 2PM.  Meet Santa!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Heritage Holiday events

The holiday spirit continues with the return of Heritage Holiday at Historic Deerfield. From December 6-28, visitors can join Historic Deerfield hearth cooks, guides and educators in a month-long series of traditional festive activities. The fun begins with the King Arthur Flour/Historic Deerfield Heritage Recipe Baking Contest, on December 6. Wreath Making, December 1 & 2. Gift Making, December 6-23. Gingerbread Cookie Decorating. See Schedule....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents Santa Arrives by Helicopter!

Santa Arrives by Helicopter! Saturday, November 29. Opening early 8:30 a.m. & Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Cost: FREE. All eyes will turn to the sky as the whirr of the helicopter is heard at 10 a.m. When Santa and Mrs. Claus step out of the helicopter to cheers of delight, the holiday season will have truly begun.

Santa’s Holiday Parade. Sunday, November 30. 10:00am. Cost: FREE. Help Santa welcome the holiday season as he leads a parade to Yankee Candle Village!

Mohegan Sun Arena

Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge

November 30. The Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge is a new in-season exempt tournament hosted by the Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  Eight schools will participate in this annual showcase event for women's basketball.  All event proceeds will benefit the non-profit Hall of Fame's educational and operational fund.