September 2014

September 1, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

September 2, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

September 3, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

September 4, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

September 5, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

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

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

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.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 8, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 9, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 11, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

September 12, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

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

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 14, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

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.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

September 15, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 16, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 17, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 18, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 19, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

September 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

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

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

September 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

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.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

September 22, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Fashion and Frugality: English Patterned Silks and Connecticut River Valley Women’s Fashion in the 18th Century Ned Lazaro, of Historic Deerfield, will explore the ownership and survival of three elaborate 18th Century brocaded silk gowns worn in the Connecticut River Valley.  $7 general / $5 members.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Libraries Presents Drug Policy Archive Symposium

Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Symposium publicly launches the Drug Policy Archive within Special Collections and University Archives. It brings together faculty, students, and experts to explore a wide range of issues involved in the marijuana legalization movement as well as to encourage scholarship about drug policy reform within the larger context of social change. Free and open to the public, including lunch.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" luncheon

Oct. 25, Billed as a mother-daughter experience, the luncheon features a reading of the modern kids' classic, "Fancy Nancy." Those planning to attend are encouraged to break out the hats, feather boas, and heels in order to "dress fancy." The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

September 23, 2014 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

One Financial Plaza, Springfield MA

ACCGS Presents Pastries, Politics and Policy, Anthony Cignoli

September 23, 8-9 a.m. (Polls open at 7:45 a.m.) Political consultant Anthony Cignoli, president of A.L. Cignoli Company, will present an update on the elections and provide his insight into who may have the inside track, what might the electorate be thinking about the casino and other ballot initiatives, and more.  And, he'll tabulate your votes and see how we measure against his prognostications! Reservations are $15 for members, $25  for general admission, and includes continental breakfast.

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents The Hawley Book of the Dead

September 23, 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of enchantment as your senses are delighted with the smell of lilacs, the taste of a witch’s brew and the sound of a story unwinding. The Odyssey Bookshop hosts a book launch like no other! For fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic.

September 24, 2014 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Turners Falls MA

Great Falls Farmers Market 2014 Season, Turners Falls

Great Falls Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 2:00-6:00pm
May - October, Rain or Shine.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Homeschool Harvest Day

September 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Homeschool families are invited to celebrate the fall harvest at Historic Deerfield. Help our hearth cooks prepare dishes, learn how cloth is made as you card wool and weave on a loom, visit the Sheldon House and the Wapping Schoolhouse, and enjoy a scavenger hunt. Visitor Center at Hall Tavern, drop in anytime. Pre-registration encouraged by September 17.

September 25, 2014 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Indoors Farmers Market

Thursdays Noon - 5PM. Center Court. You can conveniently shop for local plants, veggies and fruits in season, as well as farm fresh pork, alplaca products, home-baked and canned goods, artisan breads, home grown honey products, gourmet cupcakes, artisan goats milk and olive oil soaps, hand-dipped chocolates and organic bath and body products to name a few. 

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Sept 4 - Norman Rockwell’s World: Tradition and Nostalgia in Twentieth Century American Art. Sept 11 - Money, Museums & Masterpieces. Sept 18 - Sweethearts at Sea: Love and Marriage in the Nineteenth Century New England Whaling Industry. Sept 25 - The Intersection of Art & Music – Composers’ Inspiration & Context in this Season’s Classical Performances.

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series

September 25 Dan Kenary, President and Co-founder of Harpoon Brewery, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and a discussion of “How Passion, Continuous Improvement and Grassroots Marketing Have Made Harpoon Brewery the Largest Craft Brewer in New England.” $45 per person ($40 for OSV Members), which includes a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents the Ovations Series

Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman, Thursday, Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. Authors of “Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family”. Lanier embarked on a journey to uncover the history behind his heritage after attending an unofficial family reunion in Virginia. “Jefferson’s Children” is the story of Lanier’s travels across the country to meet his relatives from both sides of the family. The interviews and photographs paint a fascinating and complicated picture of a family.

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Fantasy League

September 25, 6:30 p.m. Sports fans unite! Hustle down to the Odyssey Bookshop and get your game on with Mike Lupica. Hear from the man himself as he reads from his latest book, Fantasy League. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heat comes a story of every football kid’s dream come true. Twelve year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school’s football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he’s first-string.

September 26, 2014 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame & WGBY Presents Presencia

Second annual Fall Fiesta and celebration of our region’s Hispanic heritage and it’s going to be a fantastic evening of dining, dancing, music and fun on Friday, September 26th at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and dancing to the exotic beat of The Presencia All Star Ensemble, under the direction of Heshima. The orchestra brings together the region’s most talented musicians who share a love of Latin music from jazz to dance.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents ZZ Top

SHOW CANCELLED

“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” will be heading north to play The Big E’s xfinity arena, Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm! Tickets for the performance priced at $39 and a limited number of $49 seats are available for purchase.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Ugandan Suite, a CD Release Party

September 26 Ugandan Suite, a CD of music created by UMass Amherst Professor Felipe Salles. The event begins at 7pm with a pre-concert lecture on Ugandan Traditional Music by Dr. Damascus Kafumbe. At 8pm, Salles and his long-time ensemble will perform his Ugandan Suite in its entirety.  $3, UMass students; $5, other students, children, seniors; and $10, general public. The pre-concert lecture is free.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Honor Flight: The Movie”

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will host a public screening of “Honor Flight: The Movie” on Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. The movie, a documentary released in 2012, tells the heartwarming story of the nationwide effort to sponsor and fly World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public; however seating must be reserved. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy music and refreshments.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Frankenstein

September 26 & 27, 7:30 PM. The play Frankenstein is a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, written and performed by Lindel Hart as the Creature. The production will feature projection design by Florian Canga illustrating the story through light and image that will also draw parallels to our troubled present. Makeup design is by Broadway makeup artist, Joseph Dulude II whose work in Wicked drew so much attention.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd will at The Big E’s xfinity arena, Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30pm! Tickets are $39 and $29 and include full-day admission to the fair.

September 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

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

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Frankenstein

September 26 & 27, 7:30 PM. The play Frankenstein is a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel, written and performed by Lindel Hart as the Creature. The production will feature projection design by Florian Canga illustrating the story through light and image that will also draw parallels to our troubled present. Makeup design is by Broadway makeup artist, Joseph Dulude II whose work in Wicked drew so much attention.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day!

September 27 at 12:00-4:00 p.m. Wistariahurst will grant free admission for one person plus a guest for an historic house tour with a Free Admission Card. Visit our website for tour schedule. Participates are encouraged to schedule tours in advance as group sizes are limited.

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Opening Night Gala!

September 27, Kevin Rhodes, Conductor. Our Opening Night Gala promises to be a spectacular evening, highlighting the brilliance of the incredible SSO in Orchestral Showpieces by Ravel, Debussy & Mussorgsky. Join us for an exciting start to our 71st performance season!

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" luncheon

Sept. 27, Billed as a mother-daughter experience, the luncheon features a reading of the modern kids' classic, "Fancy Nancy." Those planning to attend are encouraged to break out the hats, feather boas, and heels in order to "dress fancy." The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Little Big Town

Little Big Town. The country band will perform at the fair on Saturday, Sept. 27. The show will take place at the fair’s Xfinity Arena and begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are priced at $39 and include full-day admission to the fair.

Holyoke MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM,  September 27 & 28. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Harvest Party

September 27 There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than at the Old Sturbridge Village Harvest Party on September 27. Celebrate the season with live music, hayrides, bonfires, and dancing. The Freeman Farm kitchen will be filled with the tantalizing aroma of old-fashioned fall cooking and the Village potters will fire up the 1800s-style kiln to fire a year’s worth of vintage redware pottery. 6:00PM-9:00PM

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge Presents Friends’ Day

September 27 Each year, Old Sturbridge Village hosts Friends’ Day to honor Members of the museum and thank them for all of their support. Members enjoy special, members-only programs throughout the day and will receive two admission passes to share with friends on future visits.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents 91 Days of Summer

Interskate 91 will be giving away a family getaway to The Great Wolf Lodge on Saturday Sept 27th. Everyone that comes skating on the afternoon of Saturday September 27th will receive two entry blanks to fill out. Someone will walk away with a one night stay and two days water park passes for a family of five to The Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg MA. Along with a $200 Visa gift card for meals and fuel. Interskate is a family friendly entertainment center featuring roller skating, laser tag and indoor playground. $9

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents The Green Gala

September 27, 7:30PM–11:30PM. The Green Gala is Connecticut’s premier “green” showcase and fundraiser for science education, attended by 700 of the state’s most prominent business, government, and community leaders. Presented by UTC, the Green Gala features three floors of tapas dining, amazing cocktails, a wireless silent auction, dancing, and more!

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Rooms

September 27, 7:30 p.m. The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy visits The Odyssey for her brilliant adult debut, Rooms. This mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane--a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 27 & 28, 10am - 6pm. Saturday 9/27. 10:15-noon: FREE LEGO set to build and take home! 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm: Franklin County’s Got Talent Winners will perform LIVE! Sunday 9/28. Noon-4pm: Meet Tom Ricardi and his Birds of Prey! One of the best kept secrets in New England! Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever popular presentation on birds of prey. Activities both Days: Hayrides 12-4, Paint a Pumpkin with Santa 12-4, Enter our raffle for our chance to win a gift basket!

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Louise Loves Art

September 27, 2:00 p.m. Who loves art? Louise Loves Art, and so do we! This debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all forms. Louise loves art more than anything. It’s her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece—her pièce de résistance! Louise also loves Art, her little brother.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Free Teacher Day

September 27, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. All pre-K through grade 12 teachers with current ID are invited to visit the museum for free!! Explore the museum and from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., learn about classroom resources from our Director of Museum Education. Teachers will also save 10% off at the Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

Weekends - September 27; October 3-4, 10-11-12-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter.  Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn.

Northampton MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays September 27 - December 13....

Easthampton, MA

NECCA Presents Free Circus Workshops for Cancer Survivors and their Families

Cancer survivors and their loved ones are invited to join a “Circus for Survivors” workshop on Saturday September 27 from 2:30 – 4:30 at SHOW Circus Studio in Easthampton, MA. The workshops are free and open to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis at any stage. Participants may come alone or bring a family member or friend. The programs will include juggling, low balancing wires, aerial fabrics and trapezes and no previous experience is necessary. The idea is to have fun, explore fitness opportunities in a gentle exploratory manner, and spend time with like minded people.

September 28, 2014 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

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.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly "mini" Tours

The Springfield Museums’ informal half-hour “mini-tours” every Sunday at 1 PM by volunteer docent educators. The tours highlight a different element of the unique collections of one of the four museums, and are free with Museum admission. Topics for this month are: Sept 14 – Everett Barney: A Tale of Steel and Ice. Sept 21 - Islamic Arts. Sept 28 – American Art 1930: Three Artists, Three Paintings, Three Prints. (No mini-tour on September 7).

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

16th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best.

Holyoke MA

Real Live Theatre Presents The Lion & The Clown

The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Lovesong for Beauty & the Beast, an original script written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyrne. 8PM,  September 27 & 28. $15 advance tickets or $17 tickets at the door. An incredible ensemble of eight actors brings you the story of a faerie and the woman he curses into a lioness, as they entangle themselves in the life of a small traveling circus that is struggling to survive in contemporary America.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 27 & 28, 10am - 6pm. Saturday 9/27. 10:15-noon: FREE LEGO set to build and take home! 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm: Franklin County’s Got Talent Winners will perform LIVE! Sunday 9/28. Noon-4pm: Meet Tom Ricardi and his Birds of Prey! One of the best kept secrets in New England! Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever popular presentation on birds of prey. Activities both Days: Hayrides 12-4, Paint a Pumpkin with Santa 12-4, Enter our raffle for our chance to win a gift basket!

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

Weekends - September 27; October 3-4, 10-11-12-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter.  Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn.

Northampton MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays September 27 - December 13....

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Museum Day Live

September 28, 10 AM to 4 PM. The Yiddish Book Center is excited to participate in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, an annual celebration of the importance of museums. Come see our permanent and visiting exhibits, visit our kindervinkl (children's corner), browse our English-language bookstore, or take part in a free guided tour of the Center at 11 AM or 1 PM.

Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge MA

“The Big Moe”

September 28 – Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big Moe” - Join us for this annual family event at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road in Sturbridge from 9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. This free, family-oriented event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. Stations include sporting dog demonstrations, animal tracks, fishing skills, nature crafts, bird box building, kayaking, trap shooting, and many more. Limited equipment and bait will be provided at the fishing station.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Emblem3 with special guest Midnight Red

Emblem3 with special guest Midnight Red will rock The Big E's xfinity arena September 28, at 7:30pm! Emblem3 have released their debut studio album Nothing To Lose featuring the popular single “Chloe (You’re the One I Want).” Opening the show will be Midnight Red, an unstoppable boy band that just toured with The Wanted and supported Austin Mahone on his MTV: Artist to Watch Tour. The show is free with admission to the Fair. There will be a limited number of premium reserved tickets priced at $25 available for purchase. Tickets include Big E admission, a $15 value, when purchased before show date.

Northfield MA

Great River Challenge Triathlon

Sept. 28 at Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center’s riverfront park. Classified as a ‘non-traditional’ triathlon because it involves paddling rather than swimming, the Great River Challenge will be the first event of its kind in the Upper Pioneer Valley to use the broad Connecticut River. The Northfield Mountain recreational facility offers a number of advantages for racers and spectators, including a comfortable lodge, convenient parking, and a food-vendor area, amenities that most other race locations lack.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents An Afternoon Concert with Bella Voce

September 28 at 3:00 p.m. – Join Bella Voce in a tribute to the American Songbook as they present selections from Opera and Broadway, taking you on a journey from La Scala to 42nd Street to Tin Pan Alley! Works by Mozart, Humperdinck, Bizet, Jerry Noble, Krieger, Bernstein, Porter, Gershwin and more! Tickets are $12 general / $10 for members and seniors.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Performance: The Oven

Sunday, September 28, at 2 PM (also: Sunday, October 12, at 2 PM). The premiere of a monologue written by author and Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans and directed by Matthew Glassman about Stavans’ life-changing experience using hallucinogenics during a shamanic religious ritual in Colombia.

September 29, 2014 (Monday)
Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

Weekends - September 27; October 3-4, 10-11-12-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter.  Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn.

Northampton MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays September 27 - December 13....

Amherst MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents The Story of Land and Sea

September 29, 7:00 p.m. The Odyssey welcomes Katy Simpson Smith for her debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea. Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, this incandescent debut novel follows three generations of family--fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 29 at 6:00 p.m. Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Rivals of William Skinner: The Cheney Brothers of Manchester, CT. Dennis Gleeson will tell the story of the Cheney Brothers and their transition from selling trees into making silk thread and the influence of the sewing machine on their business. $7 general / $5 members.

North Adams MA

North Adams Annual Fall Foliage Festival

September 29 – Oct. 5. Since 1955, North Adams has held a special week of events showcasing the beauty of autumn in North Adams. Complete with a children’s fair, road race, craft fair and performances, the Fall Foliage Festival is fun for the whole family. The highlight of the Fall Foliage Festival is the Fall Foliage Parade. The Fall Foliage Parade will take place on October 5, 2014 at 1pm.

September 30, 2014 (Tuesday)
Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Forest Park

The Farmers Market at Forest Park at the Cyr Arena has opened with several new vendors this year. The Market is open, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Those heading to the Market enjoy free admission to Forest Park.

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

Valley Ghost Tours will be starting their Northampton 90 minute tours on Friday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. The 90 minute daily walks feature ghost stories galore and many stops in downtown Northampton.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 13th - October 26th.

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. The park is located at the western end of the Holyoke Range, abutting the majestic Connecticut River. The park offers multiple hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley from multiple vistas.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

September 20 – October 27 –Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton – Interested in making a connection with nature by submitting artwork to the 2015 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Contest? Take inspiration from the traveling exhibit featuring top youth entries from the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Contest. The Traveling JDS Art Exhibit will be at the MassAudubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road in Easthampton.

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

13 Nights, September 26 to October 31. This fall as the moon rises above the Berkshires, the mountain will descend into the depths of it's past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in dread of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures, and impending doom. It's a haunt that ranges all over the mountain, and it promises to reach new heights of terror and fall fun.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

Weekends - September 27; October 3-4, 10-11-12-13, 17-18, 24-25, 31. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter.  Our cooks this fall will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins, and corn.

Northampton MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close each weekend this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. See schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays September 27 - December 13....

North Adams MA

North Adams Annual Fall Foliage Festival

September 29 – Oct. 5. Since 1955, North Adams has held a special week of events showcasing the beauty of autumn in North Adams. Complete with a children’s fair, road race, craft fair and performances, the Fall Foliage Festival is fun for the whole family. The highlight of the Fall Foliage Festival is the Fall Foliage Parade. The Fall Foliage Parade will take place on October 5, 2014 at 1pm.

Chicopee MA

ACCGS Presents Annual Table Top Showcase

September 30, 4:30 -7:00 p.m. Be sure to make your reservation soon!  Network with more than 120 exhibitors and hundreds of business and community professionals! Reservations are $5/advance; $10/at door.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Sesame Street Live

September 30th for 2 shows! 3PM & 6:30 PM. Doors Open 2pm.Ticket Prices $15, $24, $32, $55. Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, Abby leads a rhyming game, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before!