February 2016

February 1, 2016 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

February 2, 2016 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

February 4, 2016 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: Feb. 4 - A Look at the History of Latinos in Western Massachusetts. Feb. 11- The Armory Show, Chamber of Horrors or Exhibition of Art? Feb. 25 - Drawing the Portrait. (No lecture on February 18.)

February 5, 2016 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Toddler and Preschooler Play Series

Materials Play. February 5, 10:00am - 10:30am & February 12, 10:00am - 10:30am. Free with Museum Admission. (Toddlers and Preschoolers with parents/ caregivers/ teachers). Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy, so dress accordingly!

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

February 6, 2016 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19.  Fee, pre-registration required.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Amherst MA

Amherst Winter Farmers Market

Saturday's 2/6/2016 - 4/2/2016. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Apples, vegetables, squash, artisan bread, locally baked goods and warm drinks, preserves, pickles and ferments, fresh fish, eggs from happy hens, pastured meat and cheese, local fiber, herbals, crafts, and some fun music and entertainment as well as kids' activities!

February 7, 2016 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

February 8, 2016 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Valentines Dinner to-go!

Are you looking to share a romantic meal with your significant other right from the comfort of your own home? Chez Josef is offering Valentines Dinner to-go this year prepared by their talented culinary team. For $65.95 you can’t beat the price and convenience! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday February 11th; available for pick-up on Friday February 12th from 3-6PM as well as limited pickup on February 13th and 14th.  

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

February 9, 2016 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Valentines Dinner to-go!

Are you looking to share a romantic meal with your significant other right from the comfort of your own home? Chez Josef is offering Valentines Dinner to-go this year prepared by their talented culinary team. For $65.95 you can’t beat the price and convenience! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday February 11th; available for pick-up on Friday February 12th from 3-6PM as well as limited pickup on February 13th and 14th.  

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

Springfield MA

Theodores Presents Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday Special: Tues, 2/9. Krewe Les Gras is back for another Fat Tuesday full of horns, funk, and fun!

American International College, Springfield MA

American International College to Host UMass Hockey at MassMutual Center

American International College (AIC) hockey will welcome UMass to the MassMutual Center on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:05pm. The excitement is building for the Yellow Jackets as they host the powerful Hockey East team for the first time. Tickets are $10 (adults), $6 (children 12 and under/seniors 65+) and are available online or at the door. Veterans and youth hockey players (12 and under) wearing their team jersey are FREE. With only 60 Division I teams in the country, this promises to be exciting high-level hockey and a fun family event.

February 10, 2016 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Valentines Dinner to-go!

Are you looking to share a romantic meal with your significant other right from the comfort of your own home? Chez Josef is offering Valentines Dinner to-go this year prepared by their talented culinary team. For $65.95 you can’t beat the price and convenience! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday February 11th; available for pick-up on Friday February 12th from 3-6PM as well as limited pickup on February 13th and 14th.  

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Presents The City of Tomorrow

The City of Tomorrow is a woodwind quintet with an unusual approach to performances, where contemporary classical music, experimental music, environmentalism, and humanism converge. February 10, at 8:15pm. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

W Springfield MA

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant Beer Dinner

Feb. 10. Will feature Insane Mane Red Ale, a brew produced by Springfield-based White Lion Brewing Company. The Insane Mane will be enjoyed along with a buffet diner that will feature roast turkey with a sausage stuffing. The evening will begin at 6 p.m.; the dinner, which includes a half-liter of the featured beer, will cost $16.50, not including tax or gratuity.

February 11, 2016 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: Feb. 4 - A Look at the History of Latinos in Western Massachusetts. Feb. 11- The Armory Show, Chamber of Horrors or Exhibition of Art? Feb. 25 - Drawing the Portrait. (No lecture on February 18.)

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Valentines Dinner to-go!

Are you looking to share a romantic meal with your significant other right from the comfort of your own home? Chez Josef is offering Valentines Dinner to-go this year prepared by their talented culinary team. For $65.95 you can’t beat the price and convenience! Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Thursday February 11th; available for pick-up on Friday February 12th from 3-6PM as well as limited pickup on February 13th and 14th.  

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

Northfield MA

Northfield Mountain Senior Winter Ramble

2/11/2016, 1:30 until 4:00 p.m. This winter ramble on the lower trails at Northfield Mountain will include all four healthy habits while we search for signs of historical human uses and the animals that now make their homes on the Mountain. The camaraderie of other active seniors and a hot cup of tea or cocoa around the woodstove will add to the sweetness of this active afternoon. If there is snow, introduction to snowshoeing skills will be included, if not, this ramble will be a hike through the surrounding field edges and forests. This is a free event, $16 with snowshoe rentals. For ages 55 and older. Please call to pre-register!

February 12, 2016 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Toddler and Preschooler Play Series

Materials Play. February 5, 10:00am - 10:30am & February 12, 10:00am - 10:30am. Free with Museum Admission. (Toddlers and Preschoolers with parents/ caregivers/ teachers). Experiment with materials selected especially for young explorers in the Art Studio. Sometimes messy, so dress accordingly!

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 13 pops concert, Centennial Sinatra: Celebrating the Music of Ol' Blue Eyes, and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

Springfield MA

Theodores Presents Joe Moss

Feb 12. Few blues performers walk the walk to the degree of Chicago based guitarist/bandleader Joe Moss. One of the hardest working performers on the scene today. Not just an imitator of the music's glorious past, he strives to find his own sound and material within the styles he chooses to play.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum "I Love Wine!" A Wine Tasting to Benefit Wistariahurst

Do you love Wine? You won’t want to miss an elegant and delicious evening at Wistariahurst’s annual wine tasting event on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8pm. Enjoy a sampling of delicious wines from around the world—from sparkling whites to oaky reds to rich ports.  Vendors will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions based on your palette. Advance admission $25 each / $40 couple; Admission purchased at the door are $30 each. Light refreshments will be served.

Mount Snow Cloud Nine Nuptials

Celebrate Valentine’s Day (early!) at Mount Snow in the most romantic way possible: renew your vows or get married on the mountain at the top of Cloud Nine on Friday, February 12.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents the Ovations Series

Dan Jones, Writer & Editor, Feb. 12, 10:10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Dan Jones, editor of the New York Times’ column “Modern Love,” will share his stories and read from his books, “Modern Love,” “After Lucy,” and “The Bastard on the Couch,” a book written in response to his wife Cathi Hanauer’s novel, “The Bitch of the House.” Jones has been called “the male Carrie Bradshaw,” and has been editing the Modern Love column for the New York Times since 2004.

Northampton MA

Annual Northampton Annual Ice Art Festival

 Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. The Ice Art Festival, which began in 2011, showcases elaborate ice sculptures fashioned by area artists in front of downtown establishments. Work starts at 10 am on the day, and completed pieces highlight Northampton's "Arts Night Out,” 5pm-8pm.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Weekend experience the magic of The Fort with the one you love. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all weekend long on Fort Street. Our special Valentine's Day menu is available Friday and Saturday night, if you and your sweetheart would like to beat the crowds and enjoy a nice dinner in slightly more intimate surroundings.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Winter Carnival

February 12-14. The Holyoke Canal District is excited to offer a celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family! Come out and enjoy food and drink, music and entertainment, a dog show, a drag show, and much more family fun. All activities are free of charge!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents The Rockwell Project

Norman Rockwell Museum is partnering with the WordXWord Festival to present the Rockwell Project, a visual and performing arts contribution to the annual 10x10 Festival being held at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, on February 12, at 7 p.m. Admission to the Whitney Center for the Arts event is free, with parental guidance suggested. WordXWord Festival uses spoken word, poetry and storytelling in shared space and time to celebrate diversity and creativity, empower the individual, foster understanding and empathy, and make real human connections.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Free Second Friday

February 12, 4-8 PM. MOTHERS’ ARMS Käthe Kollwitz’s Women and War. 4–6 pm Printed with Love Try your hand at printmaking and create Valentines for your loved ones. 6–6:30 pm Open Eyes Guided conversation about one work of art in the exhibition. 6–7 pm Book signing for the exhibition catalogue. 7 pm Film screening Käthe Kollwitz: Images of a Life.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Valentines Day

Special vendors, music. Feb 12, 11AM - 2PM.

February 13, 2016 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19.  Fee, pre-registration required.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Amherst MA

Amherst Winter Farmers Market

Saturday's 2/6/2016 - 4/2/2016. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Apples, vegetables, squash, artisan bread, locally baked goods and warm drinks, preserves, pickles and ferments, fresh fish, eggs from happy hens, pastured meat and cheese, local fiber, herbals, crafts, and some fun music and entertainment as well as kids' activities!

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Weekend experience the magic of The Fort with the one you love. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all weekend long on Fort Street. Our special Valentine's Day menu is available Friday and Saturday night, if you and your sweetheart would like to beat the crowds and enjoy a nice dinner in slightly more intimate surroundings.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Winter Carnival

February 12-14. The Holyoke Canal District is excited to offer a celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family! Come out and enjoy food and drink, music and entertainment, a dog show, a drag show, and much more family fun. All activities are free of charge!

Springfield MA

Nadim's Mediterranean Grill

Come celebrate with us! Live music and entertainment.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Valentine’s Day Weekend

DJ & Dancing. $99 per couple for Four-course dinner! Call to make your reservations now! Spend the night at D. Hotel & Suites and take advantage of our romantic couples package.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Sightlines Tour Series

Visualizing the Sacred, Kristina Bush '17. Thistourdraws connections between different cultures' depictions of sacred figures. Learn about the interesting visual traditions of various religious groups, including not onlyChristianity and Buddhism, but also other lesser-known spiritual traditions. February 13, 1:30 p.m.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

West Springfield MA

West Springfields Winter Carnival

Feb 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Family Fun 2 mile road race begins at 10:00 am. Forest Park Zoo on the Go, Teaching Creatures & Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehab demonstrations from 12-3 pm. Also, winter crafts, face painting, guided hike, horse drawn sleigh rides and more. Mittineague Park, 1695 Westfield St. West Springfield, MA. $10 for adults for road race, FREE for kids 12 & under, FREE for other activities.

Amherst MA

Annual Amherst Winterfest

Begins at 1 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Golf Course Saturday and ends after the 6 p.m. fireworks. During the day, people can sled, take a ride on the Muddy Brook Farm wagons, or test ride a Fatbike with Hampshire Bicycle. A Fatbike has tires that make a mountain bike tires look anemic and allows riders the ability to ride on snow-covered trails. Admission is $5 for kids, $8 for adults.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents Centennial Sinatra

Celebrating the Music of “Ole Blue Eyes”, February 13th, 7:30pm. Starring guest vocalist Steve Lippia, Centennial Sinatra is a celebration of the life and music of “Ole Blue Eyes” himself… Frank Sinatra, the twentieth century’s most remarkable singer, and star of radio, television, movies and countless live performances throughout the world. Don’t miss this special tribute to an iconic American performer!

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Hershey Bears at Springfield Falcons, February 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM. The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Open Cockpit Day

February 13th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. From helicopters to jets this is your chance to take the stick, check the instruments and create your imagination-powered adventure. Open aircraft include the Vietnam War era “Huey” helicopter; the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter; the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter, and many more. Visitors can also meet a re-enactor portraying Professor Silas Brooks from 11am-3pm, Connecticut’s most famous aeronaut who first flew over Hartford in a giant hot air balloon in 1854.

Easthampton MA

Easthampton Winter Fest

Winter Fest is a celebration of our city's seasonal beauty, cultural diversity, and Nashawannuck Pond's rich ice industry heritage. There's something for everyone at Winter Fest! Most of our activities are free or by a small donation which goes to help the pond. ALL DAY event - see schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents The Disney-Golden Legacy, with Diane Muldrow

February 13, 1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Many Golden Books were illustrated by artists who had worked at The Walt Disney Studios, such as Mary Blair. Join Golden Books/Random House editorial director Diane Muldrow as she discusses the art and artists of the golden era of Golden Books and their ongoing influence. Book signing to follow.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Living Art History Series

Meet the Artists: A First-Person Performance Series. Norman Rockwell Museum presents a special winter series of performances, that explores the lives and experiences of American art masters. Refreshments will follow each program. $12 for adults, $5 for children, and $8 for Museum members. Georgia O’Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist, performed by actress Colleen Webster. February 13, 5:30 p.m.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Art in Motion

February 13. 2 to 4 p.m. Join illustrator/educator Pat O’Donnell for this inspiring series of in-gallery drawing experiences! Using Rockwell’s art as his guide, O’Donnell will demonstrate how the artistic techniques used on the covers of The Saturday Evening Post remain relevant for illustrators today. This special opportunity to observe a working illustrator in action will culminate in the creation of a drawing of your own. Free with Museum admission.

February 14, 2016 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11"

Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, a new traveling exhibit at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from January 12 to July 10, 2016. The exhibit features 343 portraits by artist Dawn Howkinson Siebel, one for every New York City firefighter lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Together, the images create a wall measuring  21 feet long, allowing visitors to come face to face with men who made their living running toward danger and saving lives, even at the risk of their own.
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Weekend experience the magic of The Fort with the one you love. We're celebrating Valentine's Day all weekend long on Fort Street. Our special Valentine's Day menu is available Friday and Saturday night, if you and your sweetheart would like to beat the crowds and enjoy a nice dinner in slightly more intimate surroundings.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Winter Carnival

February 12-14. The Holyoke Canal District is excited to offer a celebration of winter themed activities for the whole family! Come out and enjoy food and drink, music and entertainment, a dog show, a drag show, and much more family fun. All activities are free of charge!

Springfield MA

Nadim's Mediterranean Grill

Come celebrate with us! Live music and entertainment.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents "Love… Or Lack Thereof"

February 14, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Do something different for Valentine’s Day. Come enjoy an afternoon of music, poetry, snacks, and drinks in the one-of-a-kind Wistariahurst Museum music room. Come together, come alone. All hearts welcome. Music from: Ray Mason, Kevin O’Rourke, Mark Schwaber, and more. Tickets: $8 for singles, $20 couples.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Politics and Romance?

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the Presidents and Valentines Day weekend with "Politics and Romance? Norman Rockwell’s Presidents and Valentines," a talk and brunch to be held on Sunday, February 14, starting at 11 a.m. Tom Daly, the Museum’s Curator of Education, will examine the noted political figures whom Rockwell intersected with. Admission to the event costs $20, $15 for Museum members, and includes Museum admission.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Valentine's Day Fun

Come down to the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round on February 14, and treat your sweetheart to a 1/2 price ride when you purchase a full price ticket!  We will be open 12-4 PM and after you take your ride you will be able to make your special Valentine a card to celebrate the special day.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Providence Bruins at Springfield Falcons, February 14, 2016 - 5:00 PM. Valentine’s Day at the Nest. Friendly’s Sundae Family Fun Day with the players: All fans are invited to participate in a free post-game open skate and will receive a coupon to Friendly’s. Falcons’ players will be joining fans during the skate on the Mass Mutual Center ice! 

February 15, 2016 (Monday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 15 - 19, 7AM - 6PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week.

Springfield MA

Forest Park Winter Carnival

Feb 15 -18. “Fabulous February!” 2016, A Winter Carnival Celebrating 38 Years of Family Fun! Monday, February 15 Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast/Sleigh Rides in Forest Park, Mission Impossible – Children ages 7 – 15 years old are challenged to navigate their way through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park, A Bird’s-eye View- Rare birds that is! Magic Show- Be spellbound by “Impossible. Wednesday, February 17 Adventure Challenge. Thursday, February 18 Wildlife Adventure- Come join us for an incredible wildlife adventure in Forest Park. Paint Party- Calling all Picassos!!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums School Vacation Week Fun

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week (February 15 – 19). The highlight of this year’s offerings is a five-day Puppet Festival, featuring performances by some of the region’s finest ensembles. Visitors can also enjoy live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, hands-on activities, and the new exhibit Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs. A full slate of family activities are also scheduled each weekday. See schedule ....

Mount Snow Grommet Jam

February 15. The finals of the Grommet Jam events for our 12 and under skiers and riders. This event series is a great way for kids to get out and learn a few things from our coaches and ski school instructors. Coaches and instructors from our Training Center and Ski & Snowboard School will help out our little jibbers in our Grommet park at Carinthia in the morning and after a lunch break (not included) we'll have a fun park competition with an awards ceremony to immediately follow. Prizes and raffle for participants immediately following the competition at the Carinthia Base Lodge.

February 16, 2016 (Tuesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 15 - 19, 7AM - 6PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week.

Springfield MA

Forest Park Winter Carnival

Feb 15 -18. “Fabulous February!” 2016, A Winter Carnival Celebrating 38 Years of Family Fun! Monday, February 15 Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast/Sleigh Rides in Forest Park, Mission Impossible – Children ages 7 – 15 years old are challenged to navigate their way through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park, A Bird’s-eye View- Rare birds that is! Magic Show- Be spellbound by “Impossible. Wednesday, February 17 Adventure Challenge. Thursday, February 18 Wildlife Adventure- Come join us for an incredible wildlife adventure in Forest Park. Paint Party- Calling all Picassos!!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums School Vacation Week Fun

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week (February 15 – 19). The highlight of this year’s offerings is a five-day Puppet Festival, featuring performances by some of the region’s finest ensembles. Visitors can also enjoy live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, hands-on activities, and the new exhibit Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs. A full slate of family activities are also scheduled each weekday. See schedule ....
MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Springfield Falcons, February 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM. The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents A Quest For an Original Story

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School presents And Then…A Quest For an Original Story February 16, 17, 18, 11:00am and 2:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission Extra, not required.

February 17, 2016 (Wednesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 15 - 19, 7AM - 6PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week.

Springfield MA

Forest Park Winter Carnival

Feb 15 -18. “Fabulous February!” 2016, A Winter Carnival Celebrating 38 Years of Family Fun! Monday, February 15 Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast/Sleigh Rides in Forest Park, Mission Impossible – Children ages 7 – 15 years old are challenged to navigate their way through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park, A Bird’s-eye View- Rare birds that is! Magic Show- Be spellbound by “Impossible. Wednesday, February 17 Adventure Challenge. Thursday, February 18 Wildlife Adventure- Come join us for an incredible wildlife adventure in Forest Park. Paint Party- Calling all Picassos!!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums School Vacation Week Fun

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week (February 15 – 19). The highlight of this year’s offerings is a five-day Puppet Festival, featuring performances by some of the region’s finest ensembles. Visitors can also enjoy live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, hands-on activities, and the new exhibit Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs. A full slate of family activities are also scheduled each weekday. See schedule ....
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents A Quest For an Original Story

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School presents And Then…A Quest For an Original Story February 16, 17, 18, 11:00am and 2:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission Extra, not required.

Mount Snow Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

February 17, 6 p.m. Join us as our Mount Snow Ski & Snowboard School instructors will descend the Canyon ski trail in a beautiful torchlight glow. Immediately following we’ll light up the sky with a huge fireworks display.

Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Presents U.S. Coast Guard Sax Quartet

February 17, 8:15pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. The U.S. Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet is comprised of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, one of the five premier U.S. military bands.  The Quartet has performed throughout Taiwan, at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and at Carnegie Hall.  It regularly plays at the World Saxophone Congress and the North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, and has performed at New England universities and on the Coast Guard Band's Chamber Players concert series. Free!

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Arts and Crafts - Discovery Adventure

Feb 17-19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Do you like to work with your hands? Explore your artistic skills using early 19th-century techniques to create your own decorative coiled clay piece and make a painted keepsake. "Arts and Crafts" is a three day, costumed adventure at Old Sturbridge Village for children ages 6-9 and 10-14 during February Vacation. Member child: $180, Non-member child: $195.
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Black History Events

Gospel Café Feb 17, Dream Studios Dance Feb 18, Cooking Demo Feb 19.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Hockey with the Springfield Falcons

Feb 17, 2-3 PM. Interactive Hockey with the Springfield Falcons!

February 18, 2016 (Thursday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: Feb. 4 - A Look at the History of Latinos in Western Massachusetts. Feb. 11- The Armory Show, Chamber of Horrors or Exhibition of Art? Feb. 25 - Drawing the Portrait. (No lecture on February 18.)

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 15 - 19, 7AM - 6PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week.

Springfield MA

Forest Park Winter Carnival

Feb 15 -18. “Fabulous February!” 2016, A Winter Carnival Celebrating 38 Years of Family Fun! Monday, February 15 Old-Fashioned Hot Dog Roast/Sleigh Rides in Forest Park, Mission Impossible – Children ages 7 – 15 years old are challenged to navigate their way through the wilderness on the grounds of Forest Park, A Bird’s-eye View- Rare birds that is! Magic Show- Be spellbound by “Impossible. Wednesday, February 17 Adventure Challenge. Thursday, February 18 Wildlife Adventure- Come join us for an incredible wildlife adventure in Forest Park. Paint Party- Calling all Picassos!!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums School Vacation Week Fun

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week (February 15 – 19). The highlight of this year’s offerings is a five-day Puppet Festival, featuring performances by some of the region’s finest ensembles. Visitors can also enjoy live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, hands-on activities, and the new exhibit Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs. A full slate of family activities are also scheduled each weekday. See schedule ....
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents A Quest For an Original Story

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School presents And Then…A Quest For an Original Story February 16, 17, 18, 11:00am and 2:00pm. $5 (Members $4.50); Museum Admission Extra, not required.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Arts and Crafts - Discovery Adventure

Feb 17-19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Do you like to work with your hands? Explore your artistic skills using early 19th-century techniques to create your own decorative coiled clay piece and make a painted keepsake. "Arts and Crafts" is a three day, costumed adventure at Old Sturbridge Village for children ages 6-9 and 10-14 during February Vacation. Member child: $180, Non-member child: $195.
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Black History Events

Gospel Café Feb 17, Dream Studios Dance Feb 18, Cooking Demo Feb 19.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

February 18–20, 7:30 PM. A Romantic Comedy. With Benefits. In this hilarious new three-character comedy, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Perfect for bachelorette parties and girls' nights! Mature audiences only. Tickets: $35/$30

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Presents Meet A Pet Day

Center Court 12:15 - 1:15pm. Come and meet man's best friend, as members of the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society drop by with the pooch of the month. Find out how you can adopt a best friend of your own!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime: Thyra Heder

February 18,
1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. It's cold outside, so what better time to start exploring the Arctic! Author/ illustrator Thyra Heder of the critically acclaimed Fraidyzoo shares her latest creation, The Bear Report, in a storytime full of dreamy art, adventure, and a flurry of polar facts. Book signing to follow.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates The 75th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms

Four Freedoms Forum, Business as Usual? Unraveling Presidential Politics. February 18, 5:30 p.m. Discuss the ins and outs of the 2016 United States presidential election cycle. The Museum’s Four Freedoms Forums, inspired by Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, encourage discourse and explore aspects of our democracy in a rapidly changing world. A reception will follow. Free.

February 19, 2016 (Friday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 School Vacation Camps

Feb 15 - 19, 7AM - 6PM. $40 per day or $150 for the week.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums School Vacation Week Fun

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week (February 15 – 19). The highlight of this year’s offerings is a five-day Puppet Festival, featuring performances by some of the region’s finest ensembles. Visitors can also enjoy live animal demonstrations, planetarium shows, hands-on activities, and the new exhibit Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs. A full slate of family activities are also scheduled each weekday. See schedule ....
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Arts and Crafts - Discovery Adventure

Feb 17-19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Do you like to work with your hands? Explore your artistic skills using early 19th-century techniques to create your own decorative coiled clay piece and make a painted keepsake. "Arts and Crafts" is a three day, costumed adventure at Old Sturbridge Village for children ages 6-9 and 10-14 during February Vacation. Member child: $180, Non-member child: $195.
Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Black History Events

Gospel Café Feb 17, Dream Studios Dance Feb 18, Cooking Demo Feb 19.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

February 18–20, 7:30 PM. A Romantic Comedy. With Benefits. In this hilarious new three-character comedy, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Perfect for bachelorette parties and girls' nights! Mature audiences only. Tickets: $35/$30

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime: Josh Funk and Anna Staniszewski

February 19, 1:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. What do you get when you mix bedtime and breakfast with robots and pancakes? Find out when debut picture book authors Anna Staniszewski (Power Down, Little Robot) and Josh Funk (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) visit to read their books and share crafts. Book signings to follow.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Springfield Sportsmen's Show

The Northeast’s biggest and best hunting, fishing & outdoor show. February 19-21. Better Living Center, Stroh Building. General Admission: $ 13, Children 12-6: $5; Under 6, free.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures & The Matrix

Pothole Pictures will host a special multi-media presentation on February 19 and 20 starting at 7pm when Lysha Smith performs electronic music live from his computer keyboard. Smith’s original composition, written specifically for The Matrix, creates flowing and gently emotive soundscapes which he matches to an original video projected onto the theater’s big screen. Following Smith’s performance, The Matrix will be shown at 7:30. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Art À La Carte Gallery Talk Series

Dine Weavings, Tradition & Transformation in Indigenous Textiles of the American Southwest. Christine Delucia, Assistant Professor of History. February 19, 12:20 p.m.

February 20, 2016 (Saturday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19.  Fee, pre-registration required.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Amherst MA

Amherst Winter Farmers Market

Saturday's 2/6/2016 - 4/2/2016. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Apples, vegetables, squash, artisan bread, locally baked goods and warm drinks, preserves, pickles and ferments, fresh fish, eggs from happy hens, pastured meat and cheese, local fiber, herbals, crafts, and some fun music and entertainment as well as kids' activities!

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

February 18–20, 7:30 PM. A Romantic Comedy. With Benefits. In this hilarious new three-character comedy, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. Perfect for bachelorette parties and girls' nights! Mature audiences only. Tickets: $35/$30

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Springfield Sportsmen's Show

The Northeast’s biggest and best hunting, fishing & outdoor show. February 19-21. Better Living Center, Stroh Building. General Admission: $ 13, Children 12-6: $5; Under 6, free.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures & The Matrix

Pothole Pictures will host a special multi-media presentation on February 19 and 20 starting at 7pm when Lysha Smith performs electronic music live from his computer keyboard. Smith’s original composition, written specifically for The Matrix, creates flowing and gently emotive soundscapes which he matches to an original video projected onto the theater’s big screen. Following Smith’s performance, The Matrix will be shown at 7:30. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids.

Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall & PBS Kids Fan Fair

WGBY is hosting Love for Learning, a PBS Kids Fan Fair, on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. COME IN COSTUME! Although optional, attending children are strongly encouraged to come dressed in celebration of their favorite PBS Kids characters. Event attendees will receive discounted admission to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame museum. Tickets $10/adult, $5/child.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Antique Sleigh Rally

Feb. 20. Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally. Plus, visitors can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the common, go sledding, watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings.

Amherst MA

North Adams Annual Winterfest

North Adams has a great way to shake those winter blues! Head downtown to WinterFest on February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & February 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m for hot chocolate, a chowder competition, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, and roasted marshmallows at a community campfire. See Schedule ....

Chicopee MA

The Irish Cultural Center at Elms College Presents House of Hamill

February 20 at 3:00 pm at the Collegian Court Restaurant. The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an afternoon of Irish fiddle and folk music with the group House of Hamill, comprised of Brian Buchanan (of Enter the Haggis), and Rose Baldino (of Burning Bridget Cleary). This duo proved extremely popular in their last appearance for the ICC. Their intimate, relaxed performance will include trad Irish sets and songs, and original compositions.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory "Behind the Storage Doors"

Curator Alex Mackenzie will showcase Civil War artifacts from the Springfield Armory collection in three presentations through the spring. Saturday, February 20th at 2:00pm is the next in the series. These experiences will be an expansion of the special exhibit At Camp in the Field and offer a chance for the public to get a glimpse behind the scenes from the collection and to hear the stories about these interesting objects. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period, as well as an opportunity to see these featured items up close. Admission is free of charge.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

February 20, 27: Woodworker Badge, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Additional fee.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Hartford Wolf Pack at Springfield Falcons, February 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM. The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

February 21, 2016 (Sunday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winter Fest

February 13-21. February 14 Chocolate and Valentines.  See demonstrations of processing chocolate by hand.  Create Valentines, and "meet" the local woman responsible for the popularity of sending valentines in the United States. February 15 If your name is George or Martha, you receive free admission to the Village on Monday, February 16 for Washington's Birthday and Presidents' Day.  Skirts will swirl as the Old Sturbridge Village dancers present a Washington Birthday Ball. February 20, come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally which will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Special Activities for School Vacation Week

Get outside and Find Your Park this school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  Meet live owls; make a pine cone bird feeder, a postcard using animal rubber stamp images, or a personalized bookmark. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities and earn a badge, patch and certificate. General exhibits are available 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. See schedule ....

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Presents February School Vacation Fun!

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 21
FREE Lego set to build and take home! Movie Character "Meet & Greet". Princess "Meet & Greet". FREE paint a Breyer Horse with Santa! Events scheduled for various times - see schedule. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum February School Vacation Fun

Feb 15th- 21st. Explore three giant hangars filled with over 80 aircraft and experience the wonders of flight. A variety of activities will be offered daily including hands-on Build and Fly Challenges, open cockpit experiences aboard real aircraft, aircraft quests, and more! The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will also be open daily between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators using real cockpit controls and suitable for ages 8 and up. Additional activities are scheduled: The Great Paper Airplane Contest, Kites in Flight Workshop, LEGO Flying Machine Contest!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Springfield Sportsmen's Show

The Northeast’s biggest and best hunting, fishing & outdoor show. February 19-21. Better Living Center, Stroh Building. General Admission: $ 13, Children 12-6: $5; Under 6, free.

Amherst MA

North Adams Annual Winterfest

North Adams has a great way to shake those winter blues! Head downtown to WinterFest on February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & February 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m for hot chocolate, a chowder competition, ice sculpting, horse-drawn wagon rides, and roasted marshmallows at a community campfire. See Schedule ....

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents The Return

Film: The Return (2014)  February 21, at 2 p.m. Before World War II, Poland was the epicenter of the Jewish world, with four million Jews; today, only 15,000 Jews live there. The Return tells the story of four young women who have become leaders in their nascent Jewish enclaves, while also looking at the renaissance in Jewish culture among non-Jews eager to embrace the pre-war shtetl world as a colorful remnant of the country’s history. In English/Hebrew/Polish with subtitles.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Springfield Falcons, February 21, 2016 - 5:00 PM. Hockey Weekend Across America and Skate with Falcons. Celebrate Hockey Weekend across America at the rink! Also, a postgame skate on the Mass Mutual Center ice with members of the Falcons! The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Family Film Afternoon

 Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951) February 21, 2:00pm - 3:15pm. Free with Museum Admission.

February 22, 2016 (Monday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Springfield, MA

The Western New England University School of Law Clason Speaker Series

Feb. 22. Dr. Danielle Bessett, Collaborating to Improve Abortion Access – 12:00-1:00 pm, Law Common. In this talk, sociologist Danielle Bessett will reflect on her participation in three collaborations related to abortion access in the U.S. -- evaluation of Medicaid funding for abortion in Massachusetts, assessment of abortion restrictions in Ohio, and an amicus brief on behalf of social science researchers for Whole Women's Health v. Cole (currently before the U.S. Supreme Court) as well as share lessons that encourage more effective cooperation and promote positive outcomes.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Learn to Drink Like a Pro

February 22nd: Redeem Yourself, Wine & Chocolate

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Dinner & the Symphony

Dinner & the Symphony is a specially-priced $80 per person deal featuring a three-course, pre-concert dinner at The Student Prince, best seats in the house at Symphony Hall to the Feb. 27 classical performance, Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", and Peter Pan charter bus service every step of the way. VIP charter bus transportation is from one of two pick-up locations – Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, or TD Bank on Williams Street in Longmeadow. This $80 deal applies to both adults and children, and must be reserved in advance.

February 23, 2016 (Tuesday)
Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Marvelous Mosaics

Every Day Art Project: Marvelous Mosaics Through February 23, 2016. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Create a colorful mosaic pattern or picture with tiles made from bumpy, squishy, soft and other textured materials.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Northampton MA

New Century Theatre Presents "Play with Your Food"

February 23, at 6:30 PM. The evening will feature an original play by Jeffrey Stingerstein presented in between plates of a sumptuous four-course meal. Last year's inaugural version of the event sold out the entire restaurant. Tickets for Play with Your Food are $100.

February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Blazing Quasars and Blazing Trails: A Journey of Discovery

Feb 24, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. An evening with Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Blending cutting edge research with personal storytelling, Dr. Isler explores her life-long journey of personal and scientific discovery. Offering an encouraging and practical set of strategies for those who see themselves as lifetime learners, Isler will address her experience as a trailblazer. This lecture is part of the Connecticut Science Center's Women in Science series. TICKETS: $10 adults, $5 students, seniors & Science Center members.

February 25, 2016 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lecture

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: Feb. 4 - A Look at the History of Latinos in Western Massachusetts. Feb. 11- The Armory Show, Chamber of Horrors or Exhibition of Art? Feb. 25 - Drawing the Portrait. (No lecture on February 18.)

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

February 26, 2016 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Best of Boston Comedy Festival

Italian Comedians. February 26, 7:30 PM. For more than 15 years the Boston Comedy Festival has been the "Comic's Comedy Festival," showcasing the most innovative up-and-coming stand up comedians in the country, the go-to for the industry looking for their next big comedy star. Tickets: $26.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Annual Game Dinner

10th Annual Game Dinner. Friday, February 26th. Doors open at 6 P.M. We're featuring Sam Adams and their new Nitro Project! $50 pp includes buffet. ON THE BUFFET: Wild Boar and Bison Bolognaise, Elk Stroganoff, Fried Bayou Catfish Jambalaya, Kangaroo turnover, Venison London Broil with Mt. Tom Spiced Rub with Shitaki Mushroom Demi-glace.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Albany Devils at Springfield Falcons, February 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM. The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

Mount Snow BMW Winter xDrive Experience

Friday February 26 - Sunday February 28. 9:00am - 4:00pm. Become a snow pro at the BMW Winter xDrive Experience with individual instruction from professional drivers. Enjoy scenic test drives in your choice of the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 at this special event.

February 27, 2016 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Black History Month Exhibition

In an exhibit opening Feb. 2, Guyanese-born Stanwyck E. Cromwell will be the featured solo artist during a special black history month exhibition entitled, “Echoes From Across the Ocean,” at Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts. The exhibit will run through Saturday, Feb. 27, with an artist talk and reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the gallery. An evening artist reception and celebration also will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19.  Fee, pre-registration required.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Amherst MA

Amherst Winter Farmers Market

Saturday's 2/6/2016 - 4/2/2016. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m! Apples, vegetables, squash, artisan bread, locally baked goods and warm drinks, preserves, pickles and ferments, fresh fish, eggs from happy hens, pastured meat and cheese, local fiber, herbals, crafts, and some fun music and entertainment as well as kids' activities!

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

February 20, 27: Woodworker Badge, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Additional fee.

Mount Snow BMW Winter xDrive Experience

Friday February 26 - Sunday February 28. 9:00am - 4:00pm. Become a snow pro at the BMW Winter xDrive Experience with individual instruction from professional drivers. Enjoy scenic test drives in your choice of the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 at this special event.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Ralphie May

February 27. Show starts 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM | $27.00. For 25 years now, Ralphie May has appeared at the biggest venues, slayed every late-night audience multiple times, recorded a special for every comedy-loving network on television, traveled the world for the USO and reached the level of popularity few standup comedians have attained.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons AHL Hockey

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Springfield Falcons, February 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM. The Falcons AHL hockey team return as the primary affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Presents Porgy & Bess

Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Copland, Schwantner & Ellington, February 27th, 7:30pm. Maestro Kevin Rhodes and the SSO commemorate Black History Month with this very special concert, highlighted by Gershwin’s immortal Porgy and Bess Concert Suite, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner’s New Morning for the World, a moving work featuring renowned actor, Avery Brooks, speaking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Stories of Wistariahurst

February 27, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Wistariahurst Museum will host Allerton Kilborne, the last living Skinner descendent to have lived at the historic estate, for a talk and special tour. Mr. Kilborne will share his memories of living at Wistariahurst with his grandmother, Katherine Skinner Kilborne. The event, which will offer a lively mix of Holyoke history and personal memories, is open to the public and tickets are $15, or $10 for Museum members. Mr. Kilborne will lead a personalized tour of the house following his talk.

February 28, 2016 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit "From Wolf to Woof"

In today’s society, dogs enhance the lives of millions of people in countless ways, but they are also some of our oldest friends. Ancient clues like cave paintings and burials reveal that dogs and people have lived together for thousands of years. But why have humans formed such close relationships with dogs, and not cows or chickens? Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogsis the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. The exhibit, on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 30 – May 12.

Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant Game Dinner

till February 28, The Student Prince in Springfield will serve rare game dishes for a month. Ever wonder what Ostrich taste like? See menu ....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.

Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls, Black History Month: Music and Diversity II

Music and Diversity II is a series of events that educate, entertain, and build community awareness of diversity through the Arts. The project will offer no cost field trips for schools, lectures, themed art exhibitions, live music, spoken word poetry, documentary films, and storytelling throughout the month of February. See schedule ....

Mount Snow BMW Winter xDrive Experience

Friday February 26 - Sunday February 28. 9:00am - 4:00pm. Become a snow pro at the BMW Winter xDrive Experience with individual instruction from professional drivers. Enjoy scenic test drives in your choice of the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 at this special event.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents "In Harm's Way"

Historic Deerfield will commemorate the 312th anniversary of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield with the free Winter Lecture Series, In Harm's Way: Conflict and Captivity Before the French and Indian War. On February 28 at 2 p.m.,Kevin Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History at Amherst College, will present "Raiding and Captive Taking along the New England and New York Borders 1688-1748."

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Special Storytime with Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazel Mitchell

February 28, 2:00pm. Free with Museum Admission. Everyone knows fairies love spring flowers and summer sun, but what happens when autumn comes and the days get shorter and colder? Join author Liza Gardner Walsh as she reads from her new picture book Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? and learn how to draw fairies with illustrator Hazel Mitchell. With rhyming questions and whimsical illustrations, children will discover just where the fairies go and the importance of helping one another! Join us in the Art Studio afterwards to create special fairy babies in milkweed pod cradles. Book signing to follow.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Disney In Concert

Feb 28, 3:00 PM. Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies with the Regal Pops Orchestra, conductor Dirk Hillyer, four leading vocalists, and projected video clips from iconic Disney films. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all. Tickets: $65/$55/$45.

February 29, 2016 (Monday)
Springfield, MA

Art Gallery at Western New England University Presents Don Blanton & ARTEsteem Students

The Western New England University Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibit “Keeping the Arts Alive,” by local sculpture, painter, and art teacher Don Blanton & ARTEsteem, from January 31- March 3. An opening reception will take place on January 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the St. Germain Campus Center, where Blanton will offer insight into his work during a Gallery Talk on Thursday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents MOTHERS' ARMS Käthe Kollwitz's Women and War

January 29–May 29. The works of Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) offer powerful testimony not only concerning the ravages of the two World Wars on her own life, but about the socio-political realities of Germany’s role in this history. Kollwitz’s diary, used in the exhibition as a context and lens for viewing her artwork, offers rich insights into her internal struggles. The exhibition locates Kollwitz’s works in their political, historical, and cultural context.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Celebrates the Art of the Pencil, Exhibit

tl_files/content/calendar/2011/12-31-15HangingHeart.pngLeaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, on display from November 24, through March 27. The exhibit features a diverse body of contemporary work that includes abstract and representational drawings by East Coast artists, including many based in Western Massachusetts. Two complementary exhibits will also be on display. It’s Sketchy: Secrets from the Artist’s Notebook features artist sketchbooks and drawings from the permanent collection, and Leave Your Mark: Community Drawing Wall presents visitors with the rare opportunity to create and leave their own artwork on museum walls.