October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 (Monday)
Sunderland MA

Mike's Maze

Mike’s Maze is an 8-acre corn maze and family entertainment destination! Visitors will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements to entertain the entire family. Every year we concoct a brand new maze, along with a themed game that will challenge you to solve puzzles and problems, and lead you on your exploration through the corn! While you’re here, you can take part in our many Attractions and stay for lunch at the Corn Cafe, serving farm fresh food all day. Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10 am – 5pm.

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke Renaissance; Rising from the Ashes

September 10 - October 29, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Three area artists will showcase architecture as art when they present their work in a joint exhibition celebrating the renaissance of the City of Holyoke. The exhibit by artists Debra Dunphy, Nancy Howard, and Kristine Villeneuve-Topor, will feature various views of the old industrial city of Holyoke and its architectural designs. opening reception on Sunday, September 18 th from 2 – 4 p.m. Painting will include local landmarks and streetscapes from around the city.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Trades Demonstrations

10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors will meet talented craftspeople and observe their work up close this fall with our Historic Trade demonstrations. Learn how a printing press was important to communication in colonial times. See a joiner use a series of tools to square, shape, and join separate pieces of wood into a single, strong window sash. Working with the head of fiery coals, watch the blacksmith deftly transform hard, shapeless metal into a graceful, functional object. Check the calendar for a schedule of specific demonstrations which occur on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

*SPECIAL EVENT* Tom Ricardi: Birds of Prey Saturday October 1st at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Geology Hike Come see these pieces of history and find out how the shape of the Pioneer Valley came to be. Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Trepidation on the Tramway – Getting up the Mountain. Fridays at 3 PM to 3:30 PM. Summit House Tours Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays – 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Discovery Station Saturdays 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – 19th Century Writing. Sundays 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Tree Identification.

Amherst MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike Oct 10, 10:00 AM; 1 hour. Speaking With Skulls Saturdays at 3:00 PM; 20 minutes. Kidleidescope! Fridays at 10:00 AM; 1 hour. Wild Woods Walk Fridays at 2:00 PM; 1 hour. Rocks to Roots Hike Oct 1 & 8, at 9:30 AM; 3 hours. Owl Detectives Oct 2 & 9, at 10:00 AM; 40 minutes. Super Senses Hike Sundays 2:00 PM; 1hour. See schedule for more details .....

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations

Weekends in October. Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what's on the Bill of Fare for the day.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “Cats in Hats”

Exhibit Cats in Hats: Illustrations by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators’ Guild, from October 4, 2016 through April 30, 2017. The exhibit will feature over 40 original works centered around the common theme of “cats in hats,” in honor of Geisel’s most famous work of children’s literature. For this exhibit, cats are represented in a variety of scenes – some cute and fanciful, others quite serious and even scary. An interactive space for visitors within the exhibit will include a special “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt, highlighting hidden cats located around the Museums’ campus.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents "The Sleepy Hollow Experience"

Oct. 11 to 16, 19 to 23 and 26 to 31. Guests of "The Sleepy Hollow Experience" will be enthralled by this classic, spooky tale set in the 19th century-with all of the thrills, chills and laughs that keep audience members on the edge of their seats. Guests will be guided by roving minstrel storytellers through Old Sturbridge Village's countryside, while the Headless Horseman rushes about on live horseback and through the museum's historic Vermont covered bridge. Tickets are $35 - $30.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World

LAST WEEKS For the first time, Norman Rockwell Museum will explore the contrast between the abstract and realist movements, placing works by Rockwell, Wyeth, and Warhol side by side with Pollock, Calder, Johns, and over 40 other preeminent artists. On view through October 30, 2016, "Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World" will examine the forces that forged the mid-century dismissal of narrative painting and illustration, as well as the resurgence of realist painting during the latter half of the twentieth century.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Storrowton Village New England Scare Fest 2016

New England Scare Fest is open every Thursday through Sunday in October starting October 13th. Make history with us as Mad Chaos Entertainment, LLC, hosts the biggest and best haunted festival and attraction in New England. The Village was possessed by demons. In fear of the buildings and land being haunted, all buildings and land was destroyed and burned. Everything was paved over and is now known as the Eastern States Exposition Grounds. October 13-16, 20-23, 27-31. $16.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College & Ben Brody’s War Images

The war photographs of Ben Brody, of Southampton, will be on display Oct. 18, through Nov. 12, at Springfield Technical Community College’s Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery. Brody’s exhibit is titled “Afghanistan: Endgame.” Brody will speak about his work during a reception on Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. For more than 10 years he has photographed the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while pioneering a unique visual approach conveying the absurdity and unintended consequences of those wars.

East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch Ride

Pumpkin Patch is a family fun filled adventure where you ride on a trolley car out to the pumpkin patch and each child can pick out a FREE pumpkin. Additionally, when you return back to the Museum you can decorate the pumpkins, get your face painted, enjoy the outside play area and the entire museum. Friday, Saturday, Sunday until October 30th. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for youth (ages 2-12) and $3 for child (under age 2).

Deerfield MA

Memorial Hall Museum Presents Farmers’ Castles

Exhibition: to October 30, 2016 No farm is complete without a barn. Using perspective to literally heighten the barn on the canvas and in our minds, Robert Strong Woodward (1885-1957) succeeded in dignifying this rural structure to a position of honor. Born in Northampton, MA, Woodward turned to painting as a profession after a gunshot wound paralyzed him from the waist down. He found refuge at his grandparents’ Buckland, MA, farm, and in 1910, he briefly studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Go Trick or Treating at Six Flags

Kids under age 12 can wear their Halloween costumes to the park and skip down our Trick or Treat Trail for a $1 donation to Six Flags Friends. On this unique path, young goblins get to collect candy from some fun characters, stop for fun photo opportunities, and find sweet surprises along the way. They'll also get to take home all the treats they collect!