April 2015

April 2, 2015 (Thursday)
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: April 2 - James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty. April 9 - Great Gardens of the Northeast. April 16 - Winslow Homer as a Maker of Modern Art in the Later 1870s. (No lecture April 23 - School Vacation Week). April 30 - Myths and Misconceptions of Climate Change.

April 6, 2015 (Monday)
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

Were your ancestors immigrants? Are you finding a need to better understand the immigrant experience in Western Massachusetts? Wistariahurst Museum has lined up a series of historical lectures to examine carious immigrant communities in the Pioneer valley and to better understand the cultural enrichments these folks brought with them. Join us on Monday evenings in the carriage house, promptly at 6:00 p.m. from March 9 through May 11 as we listen and learn from historians, educators, museum professionals and writers. Admission is $7 general/ $5 members.

April 7, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 8, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 9, 2015 (Thursday)
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: April 2 - James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty. April 9 - Great Gardens of the Northeast. April 16 - Winslow Homer as a Maker of Modern Art in the Later 1870s. (No lecture April 23 - School Vacation Week). April 30 - Myths and Misconceptions of Climate Change.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 10, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 11, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 12, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 13, 2015 (Monday)
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

Were your ancestors immigrants? Are you finding a need to better understand the immigrant experience in Western Massachusetts? Wistariahurst Museum has lined up a series of historical lectures to examine carious immigrant communities in the Pioneer valley and to better understand the cultural enrichments these folks brought with them. Join us on Monday evenings in the carriage house, promptly at 6:00 p.m. from March 9 through May 11 as we listen and learn from historians, educators, museum professionals and writers. Admission is $7 general/ $5 members.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 14, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

April 15, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

April 16, 2015 (Thursday)
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: April 2 - James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty. April 9 - Great Gardens of the Northeast. April 16 - Winslow Homer as a Maker of Modern Art in the Later 1870s. (No lecture April 23 - School Vacation Week). April 30 - Myths and Misconceptions of Climate Change.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

April 17, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

April 18, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Spring and South Pleasant Streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market

Saturday's April 18 - November 21. 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.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

April 19, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

April 20, 2015 (Monday)
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

Were your ancestors immigrants? Are you finding a need to better understand the immigrant experience in Western Massachusetts? Wistariahurst Museum has lined up a series of historical lectures to examine carious immigrant communities in the Pioneer valley and to better understand the cultural enrichments these folks brought with them. Join us on Monday evenings in the carriage house, promptly at 6:00 p.m. from March 9 through May 11 as we listen and learn from historians, educators, museum professionals and writers. Admission is $7 general/ $5 members.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

April 21, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

April 22, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

April 23, 2015 (Thursday)
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: April 2 - James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty. April 9 - Great Gardens of the Northeast. April 16 - Winslow Homer as a Maker of Modern Art in the Later 1870s. (No lecture April 23 - School Vacation Week). April 30 - Myths and Misconceptions of Climate Change.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Matt Lewis: Long Live The King

April 23-25 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $39, $34. A Tribute to Elvis starring Matt Lewis – While there are a few very good Elvis entertainers in the business, only one has been named "The Best Elvis in Vegas" by USA TODAY. Over the past ten years, Matt Lewis has headlined around the globe for the world-famous "Legends In Concert" show. There is no better talent than Matt Lewis to pay tribute to the great legacy of Elvis Presley.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Melha Shrine Circus

The Melha Shrine Circus; the circus with a purpose! — the fun way to help support the many activities of the Shriners in our communities in order to promote awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. April 23, 7:00 PM. April 24, 7:30 PM. April 25, 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. April 26, 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. General Reserved Seats: $14. Box Seats: $18. Children under age 3 seated on an adult’s lap do not need a ticket.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

April 24, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Matt Lewis: Long Live The King

April 23-25 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $39, $34. A Tribute to Elvis starring Matt Lewis – While there are a few very good Elvis entertainers in the business, only one has been named "The Best Elvis in Vegas" by USA TODAY. Over the past ten years, Matt Lewis has headlined around the globe for the world-famous "Legends In Concert" show. There is no better talent than Matt Lewis to pay tribute to the great legacy of Elvis Presley.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Melha Shrine Circus

The Melha Shrine Circus; the circus with a purpose! — the fun way to help support the many activities of the Shriners in our communities in order to promote awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. April 23, 7:00 PM. April 24, 7:30 PM. April 25, 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. April 26, 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. General Reserved Seats: $14. Box Seats: $18. Children under age 3 seated on an adult’s lap do not need a ticket.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Presents Top Girls

April 24-26, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. Top Girls, a play about women in the workforce, is set in England in the 1980s and chronicles the life of Marlene, a successful business woman in a male dominated business. To celebrate a high profile promotion, Marlene invites famous women throughout history to dinner to discuss their many accomplishments. As the play unfolds, Marlene, her present day colleagues and female family members recount their own stories of struggle, sacrifice, and triumph. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door.

April 25, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Spring and South Pleasant Streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market

Saturday's April 18 - November 21. 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.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Try a museum treasure hunt or discover the importance of black walnut trees for making firearms. Earn a Junior Ranger badge, patch, and certificate. Bring the whole family! Scheduled events for the week are as follows: Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm: Springfield Armory Book Talk. Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm: The Road Home from Appomattox: Wednesday, April 22, 10:00am. Build and Keep a Bird Feeder. Thursday, April 23, 2:00pm: Armory Worker Doll Making Workshop. Friday, April 24, 2:00pm: Stand proudly as a Soldier. Saturday, Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm: Eyes on Owls.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum School Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshops

April 20-April 25, 1 – 4 p.m. What’s your story? Hands-on art making, tours, and performances in the galleries bring the Saturday Evening Post cover art of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker to life and will inspire the creation of your own masterpiece! Pop-in fun for all ages. Free with Museum admission; members free.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Matt Lewis: Long Live The King

April 23-25 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $39, $34. A Tribute to Elvis starring Matt Lewis – While there are a few very good Elvis entertainers in the business, only one has been named "The Best Elvis in Vegas" by USA TODAY. Over the past ten years, Matt Lewis has headlined around the globe for the world-famous "Legends In Concert" show. There is no better talent than Matt Lewis to pay tribute to the great legacy of Elvis Presley.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Melha Shrine Circus

The Melha Shrine Circus; the circus with a purpose! — the fun way to help support the many activities of the Shriners in our communities in order to promote awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. April 23, 7:00 PM. April 24, 7:30 PM. April 25, 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. April 26, 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. General Reserved Seats: $14. Box Seats: $18. Children under age 3 seated on an adult’s lap do not need a ticket.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Presents Top Girls

April 24-26, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. Top Girls, a play about women in the workforce, is set in England in the 1980s and chronicles the life of Marlene, a successful business woman in a male dominated business. To celebrate a high profile promotion, Marlene invites famous women throughout history to dinner to discuss their many accomplishments. As the play unfolds, Marlene, her present day colleagues and female family members recount their own stories of struggle, sacrifice, and triumph. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Elegance, Arrogance and Beauty

April 25, 5:30 p.m. Illustrator J.C. Leyendecker is best known for his archetypal images of the fashionable American male and female, portrayed in his cover illustrations and his advertisements. His images sold the idea of a glamorous lifestyle, the bedrock upon which modern advertising was built. Lynda Meyer, fashion historian and proprietor of Lynda’s Antique Clothing, will discuss the Age of Glamour with a unique display of vintage clothing. Refreshments will be served. Free with Museum admission; program only $15; members free.

Amherst MA

Annual Amherst Sustainability Festival

April 25, people can learn to build a raised garden bed, plant a pollinator garden and build a backyard meat poultry pen among the workshops and offerings at the 6th annual Amherst Sustainability Festival. The festival will be held from 10 to 3 p.m. on the common. The chalk walk runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. begins at 9. The farmers market hours are 7:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Forest Park Presents Annual Elks Fishing Derby

April 25. Boys and girls ages 12 and under are invited to the 52nd anniversary Elks Fishing Derby on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Barney Pond at Forest Park. One trophy per child will be awarded for tagged trout caught. There is a three trout limit. A grand prize of a $50 shopping spree will be awarded to the child who catches the longest tagged trout. The event also includes free raffle held throughout the derby.

Granby MA

The MacDuffie School Run for Hope charity 5K

April 25, rain or shine, 10 a.m. The MacDuffie School will host a Run for Hope charity 5K as a way for students to give back to the global community and bring the area community together. The Run for Hope takes place on the MacDuffie campus and uses the school's cross-country trail. In addition to the race, there will be family-friendly activities including a 1-mile fun run and a barbecue. A free Run for Hope T-shirt to the first 100 runners!

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a professional ballroom dancer who lost her lower left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, will be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will again include an art display. Participants will also be able to choose from two interactive stations during the day. In “Paint Social Art!” a local artist will guide painters. At the “Creative Card Bar,” women from Life’s Memories and More will assist participants in a do-it-yourself card-making session. There will also be networking opportunities, and more. A continental breakfast and buffet luncheon will be served.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 25 from 1 – 4 p.m., with safe sunspot viewing outside with Springfield Stars Club, tours of the rooftop observatory, and presentations on meteorites inside the Museum by planetarium educator Jack Megas. The April 25 events are free with Museum admission; planetarium shows are $3 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 – 17, and free for members.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents YA PANEL

April 25, 7:00 pm. Please welcome three author whose careers are just beginning, but Nova Ren Suma, Lance Rubin, and Tommy Wallach are already dazzling their audiences!

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Season Grand Finale

On this evening, Maestro Rhodes & the SSO celebrate the splendor of our 71st season with an evening of favorites from Wagner, Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky. The program opens with Overture to Tannhäuser by Wagner. Piano soloist Spencer Myer, one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, returns to Springfield MA for one of Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular pieces – the Piano Concerto No. 2. The finale program of the SSO season concludes with Stravinsky’s beautiful & avant-garde Rite of Spring - widely considered to be one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Fab Faux

April 25, 8 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $60, $55, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $20, $15, $10. Premium seating and Meet & Greet reception with artists after the show, $75. The Fab Faux have been spoken of as "the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs," by Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke. Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, they will perform the Abbey Road album in its entirety, as well as other works.

Ludlow MA

Lupa Zoo Frog & Lizard Weekend

Step, slither and slide through the Reptile Room.

Granby MA

The MacDuffie School 125th Anniversary Gala!

April 25. The MacDuffie School will host a 125th Anniversary Gala at 6pm on its Granby, MA campus. The gala event will feature a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing, and student performances. Funds raised during the evening will go towards the school’s new performing arts center. Friends of MacDuffie are more than welcome to join alumni, faculty, and current parents in the celebration.

4 locations in Western MA

BasketBull Northeast Live Invitational

April 25-26. Boys Tournament. The Northeast Live has been approved for certification in 2015 for Division I, II and III college coaches to attend.  Tournament will offer a strong "A" level bracket, but will be open to teams of all levels to compete and get exposure.  Tournament was last held in 2013 during the April recruiting but was not LIVE last year due to only being one LIVE weekend. TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Military Ball & Gala Honoring Our Troops

The Pioneer Valley USO announced that the fifth annual Military Ball & Gala Honoring Our Troops will be held April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The Military Ball & Gala is the largest fund-raising effort of the year and funds many of the Pioneer Valley USO’s programs and services. It was designed in keeping with the long-standing traditions of formal military balls while allowing the public to attend and participate in a gala evening. Military formal and business dress is required.

April 26, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant "Wine Down"

April 18 through 26 is "Wine Down" week at Chandler's Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship store in South Deerfield. Special by-the-bottle wine pricing is in effect during lunch and dinner, with a 25 percent discount on the restaurant's special "Cave Collection" and a 50 percent reduction on the rest of the wine list.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Family Farm Fest

April 18, to April 26. Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets. Compete in our Farm Olympics, check out some antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, and Laura Ingles Wilder will be with us!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 20-26 What's for Dinner? When did dinner become lunch? What happened to supper? Did you ever wonder why we call some foods side dishes? May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 From Scratch. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks. June 6, 13, 20, 27 From Hearth to Table. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking. July 4, 11, 18, 25 Hot Weather, Cold Hearth. Learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Melha Shrine Circus

The Melha Shrine Circus; the circus with a purpose! — the fun way to help support the many activities of the Shriners in our communities in order to promote awareness of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. April 23, 7:00 PM. April 24, 7:30 PM. April 25, 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. April 26, 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM. General Reserved Seats: $14. Box Seats: $18. Children under age 3 seated on an adult’s lap do not need a ticket.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College Presents Top Girls

April 24-26, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. Top Girls, a play about women in the workforce, is set in England in the 1980s and chronicles the life of Marlene, a successful business woman in a male dominated business. To celebrate a high profile promotion, Marlene invites famous women throughout history to dinner to discuss their many accomplishments. As the play unfolds, Marlene, her present day colleagues and female family members recount their own stories of struggle, sacrifice, and triumph. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door.

Ludlow MA

Lupa Zoo Frog & Lizard Weekend

Step, slither and slide through the Reptile Room.

4 locations in Western MA

BasketBull Northeast Live Invitational

April 25-26. Boys Tournament. The Northeast Live has been approved for certification in 2015 for Division I, II and III college coaches to attend.  Tournament will offer a strong "A" level bracket, but will be open to teams of all levels to compete and get exposure.  Tournament was last held in 2013 during the April recruiting but was not LIVE last year due to only being one LIVE weekend. TOURNAMENT IS SOLD OUT.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Baritone Steve Curylo

On April 26th at 3:00 pm, Chicopee’s own Baritone Steve Curylo will present a recital highlighting the music of Mendelssohn, Purcell, Sullivan, and Vaughan Williams. Accompanied by pianist Jerry Noble, all the pieces will be sung in the English. Admission $12 general / $10 members.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMass Amherst Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Sunday, April 26, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Student Composers’ Concert.  Monday, April 27, 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY BAND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in concert. Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. UMass Amherst Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra. Wednesday, April 29, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Basketball Hall of Fame Elks Hoop Shoot

The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to host The Elks Hoop Shoot, a local weekly shooting contest every Sunday at 2pm. Contestants compete to win an Elks Basketball and become that week’s champ. The event is part of a national weekly program created by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The weekly shootout takes place on Center court inside The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with participation for Hall of Fame visitors.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Mash-Up Chorus

Student musicians from the Springfield High-School of Science and Technology band and members of Northampton's famed Young@Heart Chorus, whose members range in age from 73 to 92 mashed it up in a concert that will also feature the Young People's Chorus of New York City. About 150 students from the advanced ensemble of the 500-member-band will perform with the New York youth choir at 3 p.m. on April 26, at Smith College.

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Annual Samuel Adams Baconfest

The 2nd annual Samuel Adams Baconfest, April 26 from noon until 3 p.m. There will be various bacon creations and there will be bacon-themed cocktails, Samuel Adams beer on tap and live music. Tickets are $30 per person.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs

The traveling exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld opens on April 26. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains region, will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October. In its heyday, the area was known especially for its nightlife, with top comedians and other performers appearing regularly there. 

Amherst MA

UMass Amherst MinuteMen's Chorus Performance

Premiere of the UMass MinuteMen's Chorus performing with the University Chorale, Recital Choir & Women's Choir. April 26, 3pm, First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst. Free!

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Community Open House

April 26, 10 AM to 4 PM. A full day of free events, including the 2015 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture, “On Optimism: The Future of American Jewish Literature,” by award-winning author David Bezmozgis (The Betrayers) at 2 PM; the opening of the visiting exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld, with a talk by Scheinfeld about her work documenting the decline of the once-thriving resort area at 11:30 AM; and guided tours of the Center at 11 AM and 1 PM.

April 27, 2015 (Monday)
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

Were your ancestors immigrants? Are you finding a need to better understand the immigrant experience in Western Massachusetts? Wistariahurst Museum has lined up a series of historical lectures to examine carious immigrant communities in the Pioneer valley and to better understand the cultural enrichments these folks brought with them. Join us on Monday evenings in the carriage house, promptly at 6:00 p.m. from March 9 through May 11 as we listen and learn from historians, educators, museum professionals and writers. Admission is $7 general/ $5 members.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMass Amherst Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Sunday, April 26, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Student Composers’ Concert.  Monday, April 27, 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY BAND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in concert. Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. UMass Amherst Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra. Wednesday, April 29, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs

The traveling exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld opens on April 26. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains region, will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October. In its heyday, the area was known especially for its nightlife, with top comedians and other performers appearing regularly there. 

Holyoke Mall, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Mall Presents Story Time with Holyoke Fire Department

Join us for Story Time with Holyoke Fire Department! April 27th at 11:00AM on the Upper Level near Pottery Barn.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Presents Thomas Hooker Beer Dinner

Check out the menu for our 6-course Thomas Hooker Beer Dinner on Monday, April 27, 6-10PM. Call today for reservations as space is very limited.

April 28, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMass Amherst Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Sunday, April 26, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Student Composers’ Concert.  Monday, April 27, 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY BAND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in concert. Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. UMass Amherst Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra. Wednesday, April 29, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs

The traveling exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld opens on April 26. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains region, will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October. In its heyday, the area was known especially for its nightlife, with top comedians and other performers appearing regularly there. 

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Homeschoolers SOAR

April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visiting aircraft, Meeting pilots and engineers, Demonstrations on the Principles of Flight, Scavenger Hunt while exploring the Museum, Flying your favorite airplane using flight simulators. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are at a reduced rate of $6.50 per child (3 and under are free) and $10.00 per adult. Registration and advanced payment must be made before April 24. Regular admission rate applies the day of the event. Bringing a  bag lunch is recommended.

Springfield MA

Theodores Presents Bruce Gregori

April 28. Bruce Gregori is an American guitarist from Hartford, CT, United States. As a virtuoso guitarist, he has performed for over 36 years dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to playing guitar and with true "non-stop" and "all energy" shows throughout the United States and North America, Europe, and The Mediterranean.

Southwick MA

5th Annual Southwick Home & Business Show

April 28, from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.  The Show is free to the public and will include some free food and one or more door prizes.  It is an opportunity for the public to meet with local business owners and find out the products and services available.  The Show is a joint event of the Southwick Economic Development Commission and the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce. Time: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

April 29, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMass Amherst Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Sunday, April 26, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Student Composers’ Concert.  Monday, April 27, 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. UMASS AMHERST SYMPHONY BAND & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE in concert. Tuesday, April 28, 7:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. UMass Amherst Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra. Wednesday, April 29, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs

The traveling exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld opens on April 26. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains region, will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October. In its heyday, the area was known especially for its nightlife, with top comedians and other performers appearing regularly there. 

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Kevin Hart’s What Now?

April 29, 7 p.m. Kevin Hart’s What Now? Tour is smashing records for comedy tours selling over half a million tickets in the first weekend of on-sales. Ticket sales of that volume have been reserved for pop stars and rock bands alike. Kevin Hart adds Comedic Rockstar to that category affirming his popularity as a globally-renowned entertainer. Tickets, priced between $34 and $99.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Horse Medicine, & More Money Than God

April 29, 7:00 pm. April is Poetry Month, so join us for a reading with two local poets, Doug Anderson and Richard Michelson! Doug Anderson's just completed a new book of poems, Horse Medicine. Richard Michelson is the author of More Money than God, Battles and Lullabies, and Tap Dancing for the Relatives. His many children’s books have been listed among the Ten Best of the Year by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker.

April 30, 2015 (Thursday)
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: April 2 - James McNeill Whistler & The Case for Beauty. April 9 - Great Gardens of the Northeast. April 16 - Winslow Homer as a Maker of Modern Art in the Later 1870s. (No lecture April 23 - School Vacation Week). April 30 - Myths and Misconceptions of Climate Change.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit Victorian Opulence

April 7, Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families. The exhibit covers the period between 1840 and 1900, a time when Springfield was a powerhouse of innovation and industry. The items on view tell many stories about their owners.

Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning at Elms College Presents "wycinanki'

There will be a free exhibit of more than 100 examples of the work Monday through Sunday, April 15 through April 30, from 1-5 p.m. On Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. there will be lecture by Susan A. Urban, an art teacher and local expert in the art of paper cutting. She will give a "guided tour" of the different wycinanki at the exhibit, noting the two basic styles: those with layered colors and those with a single-colored design. The event is open to the general public at no charge. Then, there will be a class with Urban on Polish paper cutting on Saturday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. There is no fee for the paper-cutting class, but registration is requested.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Hollywood Guns Exhibit

April 18 – September 30. Hollywood Guns Exhibit. Springfield Armory firearms in classic movies and the often historically inaccurate representation of these iconic weapons. April 25, at 6:00 pm come to the premier opening reception of the Springfield Armory Goes to Hollywood exhibit. Join us for an enjoyable evening with refreshments and a cash bar.  Free Admission to the Museum and Reception.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Animal Secrets

What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, families and children ages 3 through 8 will answer these questions while exploring the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. See the world from an eagle’s point-of-view and gather food for the winter with a chipmunk family, all while discovering Animal Secrets! $5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

April 23 to May 2. Several restaurants will offer a special two or three course dinner menu for the set price of $20.15 per person. Both downtown and riverfront restaurants will be participating in this event. See list .....

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs

The traveling exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld opens on April 26. The exhibit, which documents the dramatic decline of the resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains region, will be at the Center’s Brechner Gallery through October. In its heyday, the area was known especially for its nightlife, with top comedians and other performers appearing regularly there. 

Log Cabin, Holyoke MA

Log Cabin Presents Unify Fashion Show!

Unify Fashion Show! April 30, 6:30PM. Proceeds to benefit anti-bullying efforts in schools. Adults $25, $15 under 18.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Outskirts of Hope

April 30, 7:00 pm. Jo Ivester discussesher new memoir, Outskirts of Hope. In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor. But ultimately it was not Ivester's father but her mother who made the most enduring mark on the town.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents Autism Speaks

April 30, from 6-8 p.m. Interskate 91 South partners with Autism Speaks to host a Family Fundraising, and Information / Resources event. We are very excited to host this sensory sensitive event. Interskate 91 South will donate 100% of admission monies paid that evening directly to Autism Speaks.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Clybourne Park”

“Clybourne Park,” April 30 through May 3, with a special performance to benefit the STCC Veterans Center on May 1. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Due to the explicit language used in the production, these performances are not suitable for young children. The story of “Clybourne Park” begins where the American classic “A Raisin in the Sun” ends and was performed in New York, Off-Broadway, and London before opening on Broadway in 2012.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents Not Just Business As Usual

Not Just Business As Usual is the premiere networking event for business leaders in western Massachusetts. This annual celebration of innovative thinking gives participants the opportunity to learn from business experts while raising significant funding for the STCC WORKS scholarship program. Thursday, April 30, 5:30–8:30 p.m. A cocktail and networking reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with dinner and keynote speaker, Google Engineering Director Steve Vinter, to follow from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets $100 each.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Intercollegiate Horse Show

4/30-5/03. HOURS: 10am-7pm. ADMISSION: Free. LOCATION: Coliseum & Stroh Building. IHSA provides collegiate riders of all skills the opportunity to compete individually and as teams in equestrian competition. It was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her riding ability or financial status.