March 2015

March 1, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

March 2, 2015 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT. Monday, March 2, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. CONCERT by UMASS SYMPHONY BAND. Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Heralding the coming of Spring: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Friday, March 6, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus.

March 3, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT. Monday, March 2, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. CONCERT by UMASS SYMPHONY BAND. Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Heralding the coming of Spring: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Friday, March 6, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus.

March 4, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT. Monday, March 2, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. CONCERT by UMASS SYMPHONY BAND. Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Heralding the coming of Spring: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Friday, March 6, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus.

March 5, 2015 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT. Monday, March 2, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. CONCERT by UMASS SYMPHONY BAND. Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Heralding the coming of Spring: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Friday, March 6, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

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

Thursdays, 12:20—12:50 p.m. March 5. "The Yoshida Family: An Artistic Legacy in Prints" Yingxi (Lucy) Gong. March 26. "Who knows what one object will have to say to another?" John Stomberg. Free and open to the public.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions

March 5, 5:00 pm. The Odyssey Bookshop and the Mount Holyoke Politics Department invite you to a reading and discussion of Joan Cock’s new book On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions. Sovereign freedom haunts the imagination of oppressed ethnic minorities, popular masses ruled by foreign powers or homegrown tyrants, indigenous peoples, and individuals chafing under customary or governmental restrictions. A reception will follow the reading.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Culture & Cocktails

The Springfield Museums continues its fifth season of Culture & Cocktails. Thursday, March 5, 2015- Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts; from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The event is $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

March 6, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

UMASS AMHERST WIND ENSEMBLE in CONCERT. Monday, March 2, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. CONCERT by UMASS SYMPHONY BAND. Wednesday, March 4, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Heralding the coming of Spring: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Friday, March 6, 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Stars Over Springfield

The large rooftop telescope will be re-open for sky gazing on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs take place on the first Friday of each month. $3 for adults and $2 for children 17 and under. The March 6 talk will be “Exploring the Universe From Your Backyard: Five Fun Family Projects You Can Do to Observe the Night Sky Without a Telescope” by Ed Faits,  accomplished stargazer, president of the Arunah Hill Natural Science Center in Cummington, MA, and member of the Springfield Stars Club’s Board of Directors.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Robotics Competition

This is the First Robotics Competition that will be coming to the MassMutual Center and is opened to the public. Mar 6 - 7 , 2015 - 7:00 PM, MassMutual Center - Arena. We will be hosting 35 high school teams (out of 175) from around New England competing with and against each other to earn a spot in the NE District Championship at WPI in April then to qualify to go onto the World Championships in St. Louis!

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents the Ovations Series

Jay Levy, Social Worker and Advocate, March 6: For over 25 years, Jay Levy has been an advocate for individuals who experience homelessness. As a social worker Levy combined his stories and experiences in his book, Homeless Narratives & Pretreatment Pathways:  From Words to Housing. This book not only tells the stories of the individuals Levy has known and helped through the years, it also takes an innovative approach in finding solutions to reducing homelessness.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Warrior Nation X Live MMA Fights

Xtreme Fighters Alliance Presents Warrior Nation X Live MMA Fights.

March 6, 2015 at Doors open at 5:00 PM / First fight at 6:30 PM | Ticket Price: $75.00 / $60.00.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Meet Rockwell's Models

Mar 6, 2:30 p.m. Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. Free with Museum admission, members free.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Yesterday and Today

March 6 & 7 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $35, $30. Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night… EVERY NIGHT! Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. Each performance becomes a unique event!

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

March 6 and 7 a screening of Steven Spielberg’s UFO mystery story CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. This superb, intelligent and suspenseful film was originally released in 1977 but PotPix is showing the seldom seen Director’s Cut which was completed in 1998. Admission is $4 for kids 12 and under and $6 for adults.

March 7, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents American Master: Winslow Homer

American Master: Winslow Homer in the Starr Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from February 24 to September 27, 2015. The Homer exhibit runs concurrently with a display of etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler from the D’Amour Museum’s extensive holdings of nineteenth century American art, giving visitors an opportunity to view works by two of America’s most influential artists.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

"Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America," a new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, will open on Saturday, February 28, 2015 and will be on view until February 14, 2016. The exhibition will highlight the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Robotics Competition

This is the First Robotics Competition that will be coming to the MassMutual Center and is opened to the public. Mar 6 - 7 , 2015 - 7:00 PM, MassMutual Center - Arena. We will be hosting 35 high school teams (out of 175) from around New England competing with and against each other to earn a spot in the NE District Championship at WPI in April then to qualify to go onto the World Championships in St. Louis!

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Yesterday and Today

March 6 & 7 at 7:30PM. Tickets: $35, $30. Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night… EVERY NIGHT! Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. Each performance becomes a unique event!

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

March 6 and 7 a screening of Steven Spielberg’s UFO mystery story CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. This superb, intelligent and suspenseful film was originally released in 1977 but PotPix is showing the seldom seen Director’s Cut which was completed in 1998. Admission is $4 for kids 12 and under and $6 for adults.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Frozen Science Spectacular

March 7, 11AM–3PM. Brr! It’s freezing outside, but it’s FROZEN at the Connecticut Science Center! Celebrate all things Frozen with a day of snowy science activities. Build a snowman and sing along with Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff; meet winter animals, see the science behind bubbles made with dry ice, watch master ice sculptors carve Olaf out of a single block of ice and much more.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Free Family Day

March 7, Hands-on Activities from 12:30-3:30 PM. Free admission all day. Experience the artist's glittering optical lens boxes and rocking canvases in the exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade, and join us for a day of art inspired by the experimental use of found and natural objects in her assemblages!

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Spring Craft Fair

Mar. 7 & 8. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. The craft fair focuses on the gift giving needs of spring... Easter, Mother's Day, weddings, and graduations as well as gardening and outdoor living interests that bloom in the spring. The Spring Sampler builds upon the success of the award-winning Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler held each November at the same site in the Young Building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Ins and Outs of Writing for Children

March 7, 4:00 p.m. FREE but please RSVP. Four local authors who write for children and young adults talk about dreaming up the realistic, dark, and paranormal characters who inhabit their books. Come hear Corinne Demas, Jeff Mack, Dawn Metcalf, and Greg Ruth explain their approaches to voice, craft, research, and publishing in a panel discussion co-sponsored by Straw Dog Writers Guild and The Odyssey Bookshop.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Easter Preview Party

March 7th.  Peepsmobile and PEEP® will be at our Village store! Marvel at the PEEPS® car and meet and greet the PEEPS® 10am-1pm.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

March 7, the Springfield Museums will host their annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield on March 2, 1904, and the Museums pay tribute to his legacy each year with a day full of family activities, performances, a cake contest, and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat himself. Dr. Seuss Cake Contest – View Seuss-inspired confections and enter to win one of the entries by voting for your favorite (10:30 a.m.– 3:15 p.m.). At 4 p.m., the results of the voting and the raffle winners will be announced (must be present to win raffle).

Springfield MA

Max's Tavern Annual MARCHtoberfest

Mar. 7. New participants to this year's event will be Easthampton's Fort Hill Brewery. Massachusetts brewers also in attendance will be Bantam Cider, Somerville Brewing Company, Berkshire Brewing Company, Brewmaster Jack, Downeast Cider House, Harpoon Brewery, Jack's Abbey Brewing, Newburyport Brewing Company, Notch Brewing, Sam Adams Brewing, Swing Oil Beer Company and Wormtown Brewery. Tickets for the event are $40 per person. a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut & Western Mass.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Women Ordnance Workers (WOWs)

This illustrated program on March 7, at 2:00 pm will present the women who worked at Springfield Armory during World War I and World War II. Springfield Armory began to recruit and employ women in large numbers during the First World War and these numbers nearly doubled during World War II. Discover what changes were made at the Armory to accommodate these WOWs’ and the suggestions they made to management to improve the manufacturing process for the jobs they performed. Admission is free.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Dark Dining Room House Concert Series

March 7 offers opener Kevin O’Rourke of the band Lo Fine, whose alt-county music is described as beautiful, literate and contemplative. He will be opening for Matthew Larsen and the Documents. Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet, and other times building into wall-of-sound Hotel-California-like anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues. This event is sponsored by New England Public Radio, NEPR News Network. Tickets $18/ Members $15.

March 8, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Spring Craft Fair

Mar. 7 & 8. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. The craft fair focuses on the gift giving needs of spring... Easter, Mother's Day, weddings, and graduations as well as gardening and outdoor living interests that bloom in the spring. The Spring Sampler builds upon the success of the award-winning Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler held each November at the same site in the Young Building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Presents "The Big Broadcast!"

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present "The Big Broadcast!" This year's edition will be the 10th anniversary and will take place on Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. And 7 p.m. at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley. "The Big Broadcast!" is a recreation of a live 1940s radio show. Tickets are $20 premium front and center seating. $15 regular seating; $10 for seniors and students.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Chieftains

The Chieftains, long hailed as Ireland's most influential and popular traditional band, are coming to Massachusetts as part of their national St. Patrick's Day tour. They perform at the Fine Arts Center, on the campus of UMass/ Amherst on Sunday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. With just one performance in Massachusetts, it's a concert you don't want to miss. $60, $55, $20.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents William Nicholson, Amherst

March 8, 3:00 pm. The Amherst Women’s Club. The Odyssey and the Emily Dickinson museum are co-sponsoring an event with Oscar-nominated screenwriter and the author of Motherland, William Metcalf. Amherst is a novel about two love affairs set in Amherst--one in the present, one in the past, and both presided over by Emily Dickinson.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Hungry Hearts

Sunday, March 8, at 2 PM. The story of a family that emigrates from Eastern Europe to New York’s Lower East Side, based on the stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience. Silent with English intertitles.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents WAMDA 5k Run and Health Fair

March 8, hundreds of runners of all ages and skill levels will gather at Look Park in Florence and participate in a fun day of exercise. For the past 22 years, the Western Area Massachusetts Dietetic Association (WAMDA) has held a 5k Run and Health Fair. The event is a fundraiser to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Come out early for an interactive health fair beginning at 10am on race day.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

3:00 pm

On March 8, all fans will receive a team poster and have the opportunity to meet the team at a post-game autograph session. Friendly’s Sundae Post-Game Skate. The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

March 9, 2015 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Monday, March 9, Seatings at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Enjoy the music in a Jazz Club setting at the Amherst Brewing Company. CYCLES: Ayano Kataoka Percussion Recital. Tuesday, March 10, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Music Theory Talk: Performers as Creative Agents: Cyndi Lauper's Performance of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". Wednesday, March 11, 1:25pm, Fine Arts Center.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

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

March 10, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Monday, March 9, Seatings at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Enjoy the music in a Jazz Club setting at the Amherst Brewing Company. CYCLES: Ayano Kataoka Percussion Recital. Tuesday, March 10, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Music Theory Talk: Performers as Creative Agents: Cyndi Lauper's Performance of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". Wednesday, March 11, 1:25pm, Fine Arts Center.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Tavern Annual Maple Harvest Day

10th annual Maple Harvest Day March 10. A pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon. Served with pure New England maple syrup. Also included; sausages, coffee and juice. Tickets are $5. Also a brunch in the Carriage House from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes a Belgian waffle and French toast stations, all served with real maple syrup. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children. Reservations are recommended.

March 11, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Monday, March 9, Seatings at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Enjoy the music in a Jazz Club setting at the Amherst Brewing Company. CYCLES: Ayano Kataoka Percussion Recital. Tuesday, March 10, 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Music Theory Talk: Performers as Creative Agents: Cyndi Lauper's Performance of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". Wednesday, March 11, 1:25pm, Fine Arts Center.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Odyssey Bookshop, along with the Mount Holyoke College History Department, is honored to welcome bestselling author Erik Larson to South Hadley! March 11, at 7:00 p.m. for his new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Chapin doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for will call; the event begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets along with a purchase of Dead Wake are required to attend this event.

March 12, 2015 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Celebrate Springfield Annual Dinner/Gala

DevelopSpringfield will host its fourth annual dinner event in celebration of Springfield and the many accomplishments the community has achieved over the past year along with exciting new initiatives underway. The event will take place on March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Festivities will include a reception with live music and a silent auction; followed by dinner, a brief program and presentations.

Westfield MA

Noble Hospital 4th Blood Wars

Noble Hospital will hold the fourth Blood Wars: Guns vs. Hoses Blood Drive on Thursday, March 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westfield’s police and fire departments will help the Noble Hospital/Baystate Health Blood Donor Program, rolling up their sleeves to see who can donate the most blood. The winning team will receive the Blood Donor Challenge Cup, a trophy recognizing the winning team’s accomplishment. Appointments and pre-registration are recommended; however, walk-ins are also welcome.

Springfield MA

Theodores Presents Ladies of the Blues

Theodores' in Springfield will be bringing an all-star act called Ladies of the Blues to its stage on March 12, 8 p.m. The group features such stellar female blues artists as Diane Blue on harp and vocals, Lydia Warren (guitar and vocals), and Lisa Mann (bass and vocals).

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents An Exaggerated Murder

March 12, 7:00 p.m. Join us to welcome a fellow bookseller, Josh Cook, to read from his debut novel, An Exaggerated Murder. Private investigator Trike Augustine may be a brainiac with deductive skills to rival Sherlock Holmes, but they’re not doing him any good at solving the case of a missing gazzilionaire because the clues are so stupefyingly—well, stupid.

March 13, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Chez Josef, Agawam, MA

Chez Josef Presents The Wake of Matty O’Malley

March 13, Chez Josef Dinner Theater entertainment series.  Guests will enjoy fabulous cuisine prepared by expert chef, Marcel Ouimet while being entertained by national actors in a night of comedy and laughs at “The Wake of Matty O’Malley”. The world is never going to be the same without Matty! Please join us as we dance the Keel Row and help console his poor widow.  There will be traditional Irish music, eulogies, viewing, staring, glaring, and Matty’s favorite dinner. $39.95 & 4$46.00.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Norman Rockwell in Detail

March 13,
2:30 p.m. Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor during this engaging, enlightening series exploring the artist’s adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with Museum admission, members free.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Presents Free Second Friday

Smith College Museum of Art FREE Second Friday March 13, 4–8 PM! 4–6 pm: Make your own “Looking Box”. 6 pm: Informal gallery conversation. Light Refreshments by Tryon Common.

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Good Lessons from Bad Women

Friday, March 13 at 12:30pm. Tickets: $20. In Good Lessons from Bad Women, a devilishly funny one-woman show, our lead character, Dorothy, wrestles with the concept of goodness and dives deep into a world where good is bad and bad is good. In seven vignettes and frequent conflicts with Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy learns from these fascinating women by becoming each one and imparting the subtle lessons they teach. By the play's triumphant ending, she has gleaned wisdom from the original sinner, Eve.

Springfield Marriott, Springfield MA

WGBY Wine Lovers Weekend

March 13, 5-8pm 
Springfield Marriott. Western Massachusetts' largest wine & food tasting! Over 300 wines, craft beers, ciders, and artisanal brews. A huge variety of specialties from local chefs and food artisans. Free parking for WGBY Members! $49

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Red Queen

March 13, 7:00 p.m. Discover the world of Red Queen this March as you dress your best in RED, gorge on RED velvet cupcakes and drink RED sparkling juice for this epic event. Join us for an author reading, signing and costume competition! Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen is a sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the intrigue of the King’s palace.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Norman Rockwell in Detail

March 13, 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Norman Rockwell’s unique brand of humor during this engaging, enlightening series exploring the artist’s adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with Museum admission, members free.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Hartford

7:00 pm

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

March 14, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Easthampton MA

Hilltown Families "Saturday Morning Music Party"

Hilltown Families and the Flywheel Arts Collective are continuing the beloved 'Saturday Morning Music Party' series for another year with a breakfast bash featuring food, dancing and diversions for kids! Join families from across the region on Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, April 18 from 10am-12noon in Easthampton, MA to dine and dance! 

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Celtic Celebration

March 14- 15. St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 14-15. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America.  

CityStage, Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Comedy Festival IRISH EDITION

Saturday, March 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets: $27. For over a fifteen 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.

Northampton MA

New Century Theatre Presents The 24 Hour Theatre Project

A Valley tradition that is a not-to-be-missed community event. The 24 Hour Theatre Project will be held on Saturday, March 14 - with 2 shows planned at 7:00 and 9:00 PM in Theatre 14 at the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Six new plays are written, rehearsed and performed all within a 24-hours. This year it will be a benefit for the both the Northampton Community Arts Trust and New Century Theatre.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Beethoven & Bernstein

American pianist Sara Davis Buechner, one of the leading keyboard artists of our time, has been praised on four continents for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess”. On this evening, she returns to the SSO for Bernstein’s haunting Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”, titled after W. H. Auden's poem of the same name. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Antique and Modern Firearms Show

March 14-15. Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. Admission: $11; Children under 12 free with parent.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents You Nest Here with Me

March 14, 3:00 p.m. Soar down to the Odyssey Bookshop for a fun-filled celebration! Storytelling great, Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple will join us for the launch of their much-anticipated picture book. Learn how this lovely story came to be with a bird call demonstration, peck at cupcakes, and make a nest of your own at our craft table! Perfect for ages 4+. With rhyming text, this soothing bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and sleepy children home safe in their own beds.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England

The Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium returns to Deerfield in 2015. Titled "Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England," the day-long symposium on Saturday, March 14, will explore the art and function of public sculpture in New England from the 19th century to the present. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Deerfield Community Center from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. A lunch will be available for purchase.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Providence

7:00 pm

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

March 15, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Celtic Celebration

March 14- 15. St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 14-15. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and historians will explain what caused the wave of Irish immigration in the 19th century and talk about what life was like for Irish families after they arrived in America.  

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Antique and Modern Firearms Show

March 14-15. Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm. Admission: $11; Children under 12 free with parent.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village Museum Presents Maple Harvest Day

Mar 15. Learn about the history and folklore of maple sugaring in New England. Demonstrations of tree tapping, sumac spile making and sap boiling in the front yard of the Gilbert Homestead; hearth cooking and Early American craft demonstrations inside. The event will showcase the history and lore of maple sugaring from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Irish Hooley Day

SOLD OUT! March 15th is a Hooley Day! 1 - 5 P.M. $20 for Adults. $10 for Children 4-12. A True Irish Family Gathering, Fun for all Ages. Music by The Healys & Ireland Parish. Irish Step Dancing, Games, Face Painting & Cookie Decorating for your Wee Ones.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Presents Annual Leprechaun Plunge

6th Annual Leprechaun Plunge Sunday, March 15. 10:30AM - 4PM. Grab your friends, get some sponsors, and join us as we plunge into the Connecticut River! Don't feel like plunging? You can make a donation to Team Pioneer Valley USO, and if we raise at least $2,500., our Executive Director, Al Tracy, will do a FULL PLUNGE!!!

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Open Cockpit Day

March 15th. On that day, visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 8 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators. The open cockpits include the Vietnam era “Huey” helicopter; the North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter; the Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon; the Lockheed F-104C Starfighter and more. An original play featuring the aviation pioneer and daredevil, Charles Hamilton, will be performed at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Presents Red Haired Flying Daredevil

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Conn. will hold an original play by Alison Moncrief Bromage featuring the Connecticut aviation pioneer and daredevil, Charles Hamilton. The play will be performed on March 15 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Live the excitement generated by Charles Hamilton’s heroic flights over the New Britain fairgrounds in 1910 in this historical re-enactment program at the New England Air Museum.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Presents South Hadley Chorale Concert

March 15, 3:00 p.m. Haydn: The Creation: Parts I and II. Jonathan Harvey, conductor. Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz

Gallery Talk: Tall Tales and Short Tales: The Art of Uri Shulevitz, with Author/Illustrator Uri Shulevitz. March 15, at 2:00pm. Enjoy a personal gallery tour of the works of Caldecott award-winner Uri Shulevitz, by the artist himself. Book signing to follow program. Free with museum admission.

March 16, 2015 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

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

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Presents Learn to Drink Like a Pro

Mar. 16. Starts at 6:00 p.m. 4-course Dinner and Sampling of 4 Beverages All for $35!

March 17, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents St. Patrick's Day Party

Mar 17, 5:30 - 8:00 PM. $10. Unlimited skating, Playquest, laser tag, and Irish Pizza.  Wear Greeen and get $2 off admission!

March 18, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Storrowton Tavern, West Springfield MA

ACCGS PWC Headline Luncheon

Tracy Noonan, co-owner of Wicked Good Cupcakes, will keynote at the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s affiliate, the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) Headline Luncheon on March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern.  Noonan and her daughter Danielle Vilagie took their Cohasset-based cupcake baking company national after appearing on the ABC hit-show Shark Tank. Advance reservations for the luncheon are suggested and are $25 for PWC members and $35 for general admission. 

March 19, 2015 (Thursday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Tavern Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Italian Style!

Lunch Show with Jimmy Mazz! March 19, :30 a.m. Doors Open - Noon Lunch  - 1:30 p.m. Show. Delight in the smooth vocals of Jimmy Mazz as he performs songs by artists including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Dion, Perry Como, Louis Prima, Frankie Valli, and and Michael Bublé! $25 includes Meal, Show, Tax, Gratuity and Parking. Ludlow native Jimmy Mazz is known for his high energy performances and his total rapport with audience members.

March 20, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 20. St. Patrick’s Day in the Grand Salon. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $20. A full buffet featuring Irish themed foods and live music by The Rising! Mar 21. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Tent. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $20. A full buffet featuring Irish themed foods and live music by Billy Egan!

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Bridgeport

7:00 pm

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

March 21, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Delaney House, Holyoke MA

Delaney House Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 20. St. Patrick’s Day in the Grand Salon. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $20. A full buffet featuring Irish themed foods and live music by The Rising! Mar 21. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Tent. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $20. A full buffet featuring Irish themed foods and live music by Billy Egan!

Massachusetts

Maple Weekend

Maple Weekend, March 21-22! Sugarhouses will be open to visitors, and restaurants around Massachusetts will feature menu items made with 100% pure Massachusetts maple syrup. See list .....

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

BasketBull “The Preview”

March 21st. A one-day tuneup before the LIVE periods kicks off.  Teams will have the option of playing one, two or three games on Saturday.  Games will be focused on highly competitive matchups, six personal fouls and will provide exposure to scouting services as well as Division II and III college coaches.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents St. Patrick’s Day

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will be proudly showing off our very own "Happiness Machine!" On March 21 anyone who comes in wearing green will be treated to a half priced ride! We will be open 12-4 PM that day as we invite you to bring your friends and family in as you come into the downtown area for the Annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race!

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents A Conversation with Author/Historian

A Conversation with Author/Historian Judy and Laurence Cutler. Saturday, March 21 at 4 p.m. Join us to celebrate the opening of J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post. Judy and Laurence Cutler, authors of J.C. Leyendecker: American Imagist, will offer insights into Leyendecker’s life and extensive illustration career. The Cutlers are the founders of the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI. Free with Museum Admission; Members Free. A reception will follow the program.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Road Race

St. Patrick's Parade Road Race, March 21 2015. The biggest race in Western Massachusetts.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

March 21, & 28: Textile Artist Badge, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Additional fee.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Hartford

7:00 pm

Big Y night. Fans with a Big Y Savings Club Card can show their card at the MassMutual Center Box Office up until 5 p.m. the night of Jan. 10 to receive $5 off the price of an adult ticket. The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

March 22, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Arsenals Under Attack!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site welcomes the public to the special exhibit Arsenals Under Attack! Daniel Shays’ Assault on Springfield & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry, from now through March 22, 2015.  Admission is free. The exhibit draws visitor’s in to view images and objects, and make sense of period quotes that challenge them to better understand the controversial men, their actions and the consequences. Several thought provoking exhibit panels set the reader up to compare and contrast both men.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Presents Spring Bulb Show

March 7-22, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Extended Hours, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Massachusetts

Maple Weekend

Maple Weekend, March 21-22! Sugarhouses will be open to visitors, and restaurants around Massachusetts will feature menu items made with 100% pure Massachusetts maple syrup. See list .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Between the Folds

On March 22, the Springfield Museums will host a special screening of the documentary Between the Folds at 3 PM. Directed by Vanessa Gould for PBS, the film received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2010 for being “an elegantly constructed celebration” and “a beautifully layered demonstration worthy of its subject.” After the film’s screening, Gould will talk about the enigmatic and surprising process of making Between the Folds, and answer audience questions. The film and director commentary are both free with museum admission.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade

64th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 22. St.

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Cardboard Classic

2015 Cardboard Classic. Sunday: March 22. 10am - 12pm: Registration. 12:30 - Parade of sleds. 1:00pm - Start of Race. Prizes will be awarded on the second floor of the main lodge 30 minutes after the conclusion of the race. There will be awards given for the top 3 best designs. Other awards will go to the top 3 fastest sleds, the best Berkshire East theme, award for the "vertically challenged",  best costume sled, and the "Because we Felt like it Award".

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

March 22, at 2 PM. A Quaker bassist and a Reform Jewish trumpeter, Yiddish language, Hasidic dance, gospel music, and Woody Guthrie meet in this documentary about the Klezmatics, pioneers in the klezmer revival.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Textiles and Fashion in Early America

Historic Deerfield will present a free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America" this winter, with lectures on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in January, February, and March at the Deerfield Community Center. The lecture series concludes with "Patterns of Their Time: Design in Printed Textiles" on Sunday, March 22, presented by Linda Eaton of Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Del.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Syracuse

5:00 pm

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

March 23, 2015 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

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

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 23, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Celebrate The Caterpillar’s special day with us! Join us for special story times, art activities and a visit from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Plus, enjoy a Museum Book Shop sale – 15% off all caterpillar-related books and toys! Free with museum admission.

March 24, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concerts

Chamber Music Masterclasses. March 7, 4:30-6:30pm. Parker String Quartet. Violin & Chamber Music Masterclass. March 23, 10am-12noon. Bezanson Recital Hall. Bayla Keyes, violinist. Celebrating Bach’s 330th Birthday. March 21, Musicians will be performing between 11am-2pm, moving from location to location all in the Amherst Town Center. Opera on the Air!—a program to be presented by the UMass Opera Workshop. March 23rd and 24th beginning at 8pm.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Springfield MA

ACCGS Presents Business@Breakfast

The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) will present a Pastries, Politics, and Policy program on Tuesday, March 24 called “Riding the Rails: High-speed Rail Service from Springfield to Boston,” from 8 to 9 a.m. at the TD Bank Conference Center. $25 for general admission.

March 25, 2015 (Wednesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

March 26, 2015 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Original Western Massachusetts Home Show

The Original Western Massachusetts Home show. Largest home show in New England. Hours: Thursday 2-9pm; Friday 1-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission: $10 Children under 12, Free.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

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

Thursdays, 12:20—12:50 p.m. March 26. "Who knows what one object will have to say to another?" John Stomberg. Free and open to the public.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Shaolin Warriors: Voices of Masters

March 26, 7:30 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $40, $35, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. The ultimate Kung Fu experience! China’s Shaolin Warriors, known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, showcase their remarkable skills, time-honored rituals and the spectacular imagery of Kung Fu as they perform incredible feats. The troupe consists of more than 20 Kung Fu masters who possess the precision of Olympic gymnasts and the grace of ballet dancers. A dazzling theatrical display that is fun for the whole family.   

March 27, 2015 (Friday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Original Western Massachusetts Home Show

The Original Western Massachusetts Home show. Largest home show in New England. Hours: Thursday 2-9pm; Friday 1-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission: $10 Children under 12, Free.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Bay Path College Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

March 27. Gloria Estefan. Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist and humanitarian. Other speakers for the popular conference include Angélique Kidjo, Grammy-winning singer, UNICEF International Goodwill Ambassador, and author of "Spirit Rising, My Life, My Music." The day includes breakout sessions, wellness and career planning talks, and inductions into the 21st Century Women Business Leader's Hall of Fame Induction.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Worcester

7:00 pm

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

March 28, 2015 (Saturday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Girl Scout Badge Days

March 21, & 28: Textile Artist Badge, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Additional fee.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Original Western Massachusetts Home Show

The Original Western Massachusetts Home show. Largest home show in New England. Hours: Thursday 2-9pm; Friday 1-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission: $10 Children under 12, Free.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

March 28, 8 p.m., Regular ticket prices: $55, $50, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. His Bach performances are “a revealing journey into the soul,” states The Washington Post. Jeremy Denk continues his exploration of Bach in a concert with the renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conducting from the keyboard, Denk presents Bach’s Second and Fourth concertos, and conducts serenades by Dvořák, and his greatest pupil (and son-in-law), Josef Suk.

Springfield Science Museum, Springfield MA

MassWildlife Presents Growing Up WILD

March 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m – Growing Up WILD Professional Development Workshop – Pre-school educators are invited to this fun, hands-on, 6-hour workshop that focuses on early childhood education. The Growing Up WILD Activity Guide builds on a children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Springfield Science Museum. $25.00 (pre-registration & payment required).

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons "Hockey 'N' Heels"

March 28 at 4:30 p.m. This exclusive event for women will teach hockey 101 in a fun and interactive setting. The event will include a speaker series. There will also be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar along with raffles, trivia and games. As part of the event, ladies are encouraged to wear red, white and blue heels. The Falcons will hold a contest for the best heels and the winner will receive a prize. Admission to the Falcons' second annual "Hockey 'N' Heels" is open to anyone with a ticket to the Falcons game that night. Space is limited and reservations will be taken.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents New England Saxophone Symposium

March 28, 8:30am-8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall. $600 in prizes for high school students, one for a classical and one for a jazz solo (plus performance opportunities). $25 on the day, includes lunch.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Blood, Sweat, Tears, Earth, Wind, Fire… and a little Chicago!

This ever-popular Jeans ‘n Classics night includes the best of three awesome rock bands - Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Chicago. The program features the renowned Jeans ‘n Classics Band with Gavin Hope & Jean Meilleur on lead vocals – all backed by members of the incomparable SSO, for a riveting, brassy experience that will envelope Springfield Symphony Hall!

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Presents Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon

March 28. The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon features many of the best outdoor adventures in our area. The five events - a 4.2 mile road/trail run with trail shoes, trax, or snowshoes to Zoar Outdoor, 20 miles of mostly flat (4 mile loops) road biking ending up at the Zoar Gap Picnic Area put-in, - 5 miles of Kayaking down river on the Deerfield.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Photos with the Easter Bunny

March 28th, 29th, and April 4th, 11:00am - 5:00pm. The Easter bunny will be here all weekend, with photo opportunites by Andrea York Photography available!

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Hartford

7:00 pm

Hockey in Heels presented by Heath New England will be held prior to the March 28 game. The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the MassMutual Center and are the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

March 29, 2015 (Sunday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Original Western Massachusetts Home Show

The Original Western Massachusetts Home show. Largest home show in New England. Hours: Thursday 2-9pm; Friday 1-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission: $10 Children under 12, Free.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Presents Photos with the Easter Bunny

March 28th, 29th, and April 4th, 11:00am - 5:00pm. The Easter bunny will be here all weekend, with photo opportunites by Andrea York Photography available!

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Hockey Iron Man Tournament!

The Mullins Center will be hosting their first ever pond hockey style Iron Man Tournament on March 29. You must be 18 years or older to play in this tournament and will be hosted in the main arena. Price is $65 per person, which includes a guaranteed 4 games, breakfast from 7am-12pm, lunch from 12pm-5pm, 1 roll of tape, and a prize for the winning teams. This fast-paced recreational tournament will provide entertainment for players and spectators alike. Start Time: 8:00 AM. This event will be free for spectators.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Annual SPACE EXPO

The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT will hold its annual SPACE EXPO on Sunday, March 29th. This is an opportunity to experience aerospace science and technology as well as meet pioneers from the aerospace industry. Exhibits will include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors can meet an astronaut, try on a space suit, pilot a space craft simulator, touch a meteorite, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a rocket, and much more.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Scout Day

March 29, 10AM-3PM. $12 per person for scouts and their guests who preregister, $14.95 at the door. Those who do not preregister must come in uniform, recite the scout promise or show other proof of participation. Join fellow scouts and their families from across the state and beyond for a day of fun, hands-on exploration at The Connecticut Science Center. Navigate a scouts-only scavenger hunt to earn an out-of-this-world Science Center patch! This is a BRAND NEW patch.

March 30, 2015 (Monday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Immigrant Communities in the Pioneer Valley

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

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.

March 31, 2015 (Tuesday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Museum School

This winter, the Museum School at the Springfield Museums will once again offer courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Registration is now underway for winter courses and trips – See schedule .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents J.C. Leyendecker and The Saturday Evening Post

March 21 through June 14. Admired by Norman Rockwell as a master in the field, Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 –1951) was one of the preeminent American illustrators of the early twentieth century. Often remembered for his beautifully conceived posters and advertisements, particularly those featuring The Arrow Collar Man, he also created 322 covers for The Saturday Evening Post—one more than Rockwell’s 321. This special exhibition features each of J.C. Leyendecker’s legendary Post cover tearsheets.