July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016 (Thursday)
Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

The music runs from 6 to 10 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All shows are weather permitting. Monday - Smith and Decker. Tuesday - Gary S. Jones Project. Wednesday - Eagle Eyes. Thursday - Good Acoustics. Friday - Emotion. Saturday - Tom Ingram Band. Sunday - Ethel Lee Ensemble.

MacKenzie Stadium, Holyoke MA

Valley Blue Sox Baseball Game Schedule 2016

tl_files/content/calendar/2013/BlueSox.PNGThe 2016 season will represent the Blue Sox’s 9th season in Pioneer Valley, playing at MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke. The Blue Sox have been a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL www.necbl.com ) since 2008. The NECBL is funded in part by Major League Baseball and is comprised of 13 teams throughout all 6 New England States who recruit the elite athletes and premier pro-prospects from around the world. The team will include several new promotions this season as well - see schedule ......

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Offers Free admission to active duty military personnel

The Springfield Museums is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to active duty military personnel and up to five family members through Labor Day. Participants will receive general admission to all four Springfield Museums; planetarium shows or other special program fees are not included. The Blue Star Museums Program is a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday June 26th. Join us for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Rose Tattoo June 28 - July 17. By Tennessee Williams. Romance Novels for Dummies, July 20 - July 31, By Boo Killebrew. An American Daughter August 3 - August 21, By Wendy Wasserstein. Cost of Living June 29 - July 10, By Martyna Majok. The Chinese Room July 13 - July 23, By Michael West. Poster Boy July 28 - August 7, Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia,  Book by Joe Tracz. And No More Shall We Part August 10 - August 21, By Tom Holloway. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors.

Springfield MA

CityBlock Summer Concert Series

cityblock2016logoCityBlock presents acts across a wide-array of genres that will appeal to all music fans. The performances are held on Thursday nights at Stearns Square, in the heart of downtown Springfield. Performances begin around 6:30pm. Admission is free. FAT June 30. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson paying homage to their father Ricky Nelson, July 7. Forever Motown July 14 (CANCELLED) and The Machine (a Pink Floyd tribute) on July 21. Country artist Natalie Stovall July 28, Terry Sylvester of The Hollies Aug. 4. Max Creek Aug. 11. Blessid Union of Souls Aug. 18, and The Shadowboxers on Aug. 25.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Rainbow in a Pot

Making Dye with Natural Materials. July 1-August 14. Daily, 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m., History Workshop. Join us to explore the remarkable process of making dye. In Colonial times as well as today, plant parts from roots to leaves, stems to flowers were used for some pigments; other colors came from mushrooms and even insects! Come have fun as you help us prepare the dye pot by gathering dye plants from our garden and nearby fields, or preparing imported dye materials like indigo or cochineal. You will leave with lots of information and a hand-dyed project you have made.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Exhibit; The Lay of the Land

Through September 11. The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection, entirely drawn from works in SCMA’s holdings, offers a wide variety of contemporary perspectives by American artists on the landscape in its natural, altered, or re-imagined forms. Featuring a range of topographies from cultivated lands to forest and desert, The Lay of the Land highlights new acquisitions, as well as works being displayed for the first time.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame Presents "60 Days of Summer"

1PM. Running through August 30, the Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magicians, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more! Best of all, these appearances are FREE of charge to all museums guests! These appearances are updated daily so be sure to check the date of your visit and see what exciting programming the 60 Days of Summer has to offer!

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums “Summer Spectacular”

“Summer Spectacular” Family Series runs from July 5th through August 12th. Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle will find a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activities live animal demonstrations, and family entertainment for all ages. The programs have been carefully structured by skilled educators to reflect and build on the Museums’ art, history, and science collections, and all activities and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted. There are special performances and appearances taking place during the Spectacular - see schedule .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Historic Property Walks

Thursdays in July, August, September and October, 2 p.m. Experience the Museum’s bucolic 36-acre campus and learn about the historic buildings onsite, including Linwood House, an 1859 Berkshire Cottage, and Norman Rockwell’s own Stockbridge Studio. We’ll also explore the Museum’s outdoor exhibition, inspired by Rockwell’s first Post cover. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.

Amherst MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike Thursdays at 9:30 AM; 1 hour. Speaking With Skulls Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:00 PM; 20 minutes. Kidleidescope! Fridays at 9:30 AM; 1 hour. Wild Woods Walk Fridays and Sundays at 2:00 PM; 1 hour. Rocks to Roots Hike Saturdays at 9:30 AM; 3 hours. Owl Detectives Sundays at 10:00 AM; 40 minutes.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings Open for Summer

The Lepidoptera source in Western Massachusetts, featuring an 8,000-square foot indoor conservatory home to nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic butterflies in a tropical environment, Magic Wings focuses on butterfly-related education, recreation, entertainment and gardening needs. Open 7 days a week. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission sold at 5:30 p.m.)

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

Trepidation on the Tramway – Getting up the Mountain Fridays at 3 PM; Learn about the tramway. Geology Hike Fridays; 9:30 AM; 2 hours. Come and hear how the Mount Holyoke Range formed. Summit House History Saturdays and Sundays at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. Learn about the history of the summit house from its humble origins through to today and why visitors from all over the world visited the Mount Holyoke Summit. Approximately 20 minutes. All programs are free.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Animals Abound July 20 - August 16, all day. Free with Museum Admission. Whether you’ve only read one, or all 81 of Eric Carle’s picture books, his colorful characters are quite memorable! Use cut paper and drawing tools to create your own colorful critter like your favorite Eric Carle picture book character.

Charlemont MA

Crab Apple Whitewater Deerfield River Funyak Trip

There's no better way to enjoy 90 degree heat than on a whitewater trip. Try a rafting or inflatable kayak trip on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts or head to the big rapids of the Kennebec River in Maine. July 21, 22, 28, 29. Paddle 8 miles on the Deerfield River in your own inflatable kayak. This afternoon adventure is the perfect way to spend a hot summer afternoon. Exciting activity for all ages--kids ages 10 and up paddle their own boat and kids 5-9 ride in double boat with an adult.

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Bike Park Open

Bike Park LogoMount Snow Bike Park opens for the season. Mount Snow is home to Trail 7, which is the longest introductory downhill trail in the East. Anyone that is already comfortable on a bicycle now has the opportunity to let gravity do the work without having to be an expert.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Workshop

"Methods of the Golden Age Masters," a week long art workshop with painter/illustrator Dan Howe, July 25-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Howe, whose work is featured in the Museum’s new exhibition Rockwell and Realism in the Abstract World, will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from a model. All levels of ability are welcome. $250; $215 for Museum members. Advance registration is required

Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton MA

Three County Fairgrounds Presents New England Morgan Horse Show

July 26 - 30. 77th Annual New England Morgan Horse Show. Cost: Free admission. The show includes competitions in park saddle and park harness, English pleasure, Western pleasure, pleasure driving, hunter pleasure, dressage, carriage driving and more for a total of some 200 individual classes.

MacKenzie Stadium, Holyoke MA

Valley Blue Sox BusinessWest Night

BusinessWest wants to take you out to the ballgame this Thursday, July 28, when the Valley Blue Sox host the Vermont Mountaineers at MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke. Call BusinessWest at (413) 781-8600 for free tickets. Thursday is also King Ward T-shirt giveaway night for the first 250 fans in the park, and there will also be free craft-beer sampling.

Thornes Marketplace, Northampton MA

Thornes Marketplace Summer Sidewalk Sales

Northampton Sidewalk Sale Days Thursday, 10:00 am to Sunday, 7:00 pm. Outside Main Street Entrance. More fun than a day at the beach!
Goshen & Warren CT

CT Wine Tasting & Photoshoots

We're coming to a CT vineyard near you to photograph people enjoying tastings, events and scenery! Join photographer Winter Caplanson of Connecticut Food & Farm and members of the CT Wine Trail for these special events! All photoshoots are during "golden hour," after work when the sun is setting. Bring your friends and come on out for a weeknight tasting: Thursday, July 28 - Hopkins Vineyard, Warren, 6:30-8pm. Friday, July 29 - Sunset Meadow Vineyard, Goshen, 6:00-7:30pm.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents the Challenge of Realism

July 28, at 5:30 p.m., Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, the Museum’s chief curator, will offer a walking tour of the Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World exhibition, tracing the shifts in twentieth century art and the art of illustration. 

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Sweetapalooza!

July 28. Join us at Sweetapalooza for a day of sweet games, giveaways, and more! Each Theme Park will end the celebration with an Exclusive Ride Time Event. That’s right — we’re keeping select rides open AFTER the park closes on Sweetapalooza for guests with a valid event wristband!

Northampton MA

New Century Theatre Presents Jar The Floor

July 28 - August 6. Set in a Chicago suburb, a quartet of single African-American women, spanning four generations, come together in celebration of their great grandmother, MaDear's 90th Birthday. Filled with all the resentment, love, accusations and humor that any family reunion brings, JAR THE FLOOR has been hailed as "Boisterous, earthy, enraged and insightful" (Seattle Times) and "...one of the wisest plays I've seen in ages" (USA Today). Don't miss this laugh-filled and poignant closer to NCT's 26th season.