October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014 (Saturday)
Spring and South Pleasant streets, Amherst MA

Amherst Farmers Market 2014

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

Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Art In the Orchard 2014 is a walking sculpture trail which winds through our fruit gardens.  The trail is a great destination for a family visit.  Walking in the good air, high-minded sculpture, pick-your-own apples.  Bring your friends from out-of-town and show them how we roll in the Happy Valley.  Many people make an afternoon of it, bringing a picnic basket, lounging among the trees.  Leashed pets are permitted on the trail.

Northampton MA

Valley Ghost Tours

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

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

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

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

Summit House of Mt. Holyoke Open for Fall Viewing

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

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

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

Easthampton MA

Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit

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

Deerfield MA

Richardson's Candy Kitchen Presents Chocolate Caramel Apples

Seasonal Offering! "Local Clarkdale Honey crisp Apples dipped in caramel and milk chocolate, finished off with a drizzle of chocolate. These apples make a perfect dessert - they are large and can be sliced to serve 6-8 pieces - to share or not!" $12.50 per apple. Get them before they are gone until next year!

Jiminy Peak, Hancock MA

Zombiefest Events - 13 Nights Jiminy Peak

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

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Foods of the Harvest

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

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Presents Historic Trades Demonstrations

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

McCray's Farm, S. Hadley MA

McCray's Farm Haunted Hayrides

Haunted Hayrides are held Friday - Sunday in October at 7 p.m. nightly.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Presents “Read & Roll”

“Read & Roll Bookmark Passes”. Schools can request these complimentary bookmarks which they distribute to the students. The children use the bookmarks, and track the books they have read. After reading five books, a teacher, librarian or parent can sign the bookmark for verification. Then the children can present the bookmark to Interskate 91 in Wilbraham for a free skating admission, and receive another blank bookmark to continue the program.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Perfect Pets

Every Day Art Program: Perfect Pets. October 8 - November 15, 2014. All day. Free with Museum Admission. Make a collage of your family’s pet – or the pet you wish you had – with an array of cut paper shapes inspired by Eric Carle’s many animal collages.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents “Miracle on Worthington Street”

Exhibition opens Oct. 14 at (STCC) Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery, Robert Markey and Frank Sleegers will create a memorial for the November 2012 gas explosion which destroyed Scores Gentleman’s Club and injured 18 people. The exhibit draws its name noting that despite the immense damage done to the area, no lives were lost that day. The exhibition is free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. 

Forest Park Zoo, Springfield MA

Forest Park Zoo & Education Center Presents “Spooky Safari”

Teeth, tails, tricks and treats! The Zoo celebrates October with an exciting lineup of haunted happenings! The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center announces 8th annual “Spooky Safari” that will be taking place October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. 6-8M. Games, candy, costume contests, scavenger hunts, and raffles will be available.

Look Memorial Park, Florence MA

Look Memorial Park Presents Haunted Train

October 17 – 19 & 24 – 26 – Haunted Train.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Fall Season

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation. Introductory Session. Duration: 45 Minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents The People In Your Neighborhood

October 21, the Springfield Museums will play host to a unique community art project by local artist Sarah Concannon. The People In Your Neighborhood is a portrait series comprised of one painting of a resident from each of the city's 17 wards/neighborhoods.  The exhibit will be on view at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from October 21, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Presents Paint & Party

Paint & Party 5:30-7:30 p.m. Includes light refreshments, chocolate, and all supplies. All classes are $30, bring a friend for $15. Wed., October 22nd Candy Corn Wine Glass. Fri., October 24th Fall Owl Wine Glass. Thurs., October 30th Halloween Glass. Tues., Nov. 4th Fall Leaf Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 11th Harvest Theme Wine Glass. Thurs., Nov 13th Turkey Wine Glass. Tues., Nov. 18th Snowman mugs - a family class. Thurs., Nov. 20th Snowman Wine Glass.

Greenfield MA

Annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival

October 23-26. 6th Annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival, And Greenfield Annual Word Festival - GAWF. Downtown event featuring work of video artists, spoken word arts, poets and writers.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Symphony Hall Presents Tchaikovsky, Bach & Berg

The incredible Caroline Goulding returns to the SSO for Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto – "To the Memory of an Angel" (1935), his last and perhaps most well-known piece. The evening also includes two of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Shakespearean works, & the much-loved and most frequently recorded of Johann Sebastian Bach’s church cantatas, Es ist mir genug.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Pumpkin Party

October 25, 11:00 a.m. Storytime with author Sandra Horning, pumpkin decorating and a costume competition are only some of the halloweeny activites we have in store for Odyssey kids! Dress your best, put on your creative caps and come down to the Odyssey for a pumpkin party with pumpkin flavored treats, pumpkin decorating and a storytime. Sandra Horning creates an educational and amusing story that emphasizes the importance of science in gardening.

Cathedral of St. Michael, Springfield MA

Blue Mass for First Responders

The Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, will celebrate a Blue Mass for first responders on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. The liturgy, for police officers, state troopers, firefighters, correctional officers, court officers and their families, is a tradition that was established by Bishop-emeritus Timothy A. McDonnell, Rozanski's predecessor. Participating officers are asked to dress in their Class A uniforms and arrive at 5:30 p.m. for the lineup.

Northampton MA

Historic Deerfield Presents "The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor"

Smith - Deerfield Symposium: October 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Free. Browsing Room of the Neilson Library at Smith College, Northampton, Mass. Sponsored by Historic Deerfield and the Smith College Department of English, Program in American Studies. 

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Presents Spooktacular Science Weekend!

October 25 & October 26. This Halloween weekend, the Connecticut Science Center will host its 4th annual Spooktacular Science Weekend!  Visitors will be treated to extra special fun for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, a photo booth, and Halloween arts and crafts. Kids under 3 are FREE! Costumes are encouraged! Adult masks are not permitted.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

10/25 & 10/26, 2014 (9am-3pm). The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.

Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley MA

Hadley Farms Meeting House Presents OnTrend Craft Fair

The first-ever OnTrend Craft Fair will be held on October 25, from 9am to 3pm, at the brand new Hadley Farms Meeting House in lovely Hadley, MA.  The fair will showcase talented indie craters and makers of all kinds from throughout New England and New York.  Shoppers will find high-quality handmade jewelry, paper goods, wood crafts, home goods, and much more.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Halloween Party

Family Halloween party. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Saturday October 25th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday October 26th from 11am to 4pm. We will celebrate Halloween all weekend with costume contests, cider donuts, guess the pumpkin weight and so much more.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Presents Halloween 1/2 price ride

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will once again offer their Halloween weekend, Oct. 25th and 26th for a 1/2 price ride for all that come in costume. And treats for all. Oct. 25, The Holyoke High Marching Band visits Heritage State Park to lead all of our ghouls in a costume parade. The parade starts at 12:30 pm at the Merry-Go-Round and will go through the park and over to the Children's Museum for a Monster Mash dance party with DJ Luis and his Dancing Machine.

Sheraton Springfield, Springfield MA

Sheraton Springfield Presents Psychic Medium Dinner show with Angelina Diana

October 25, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Angelina Diana & The Sheraton Hotel downtown Springfield MA would like to invite you to a special event! Enjoy dinner, desert & coffee as Angelina delivers random readings, Q / A. $58.95 a person includes dinner, desert & coffee, free parking & show. Advance purchase only.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Halloween Late Skate

Halloween Late Skate for the teens. 8 - midnight. We will transform our Laser Tag arena into a haunted maze for a frightening good time. It includes free pizza and soda, horror trivia, gross treats and more awesome stuff. You never know who may stop by for a visit. Wear a costume for $2 off admission.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents Halloween Chills & Thrills

October 25th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Garbage Monster and Other Songs, 11 am. A dynamic collection of songs and skits for children of all ages – about animals, the environment, food, and books. Strings on Stage, 2 pm. Traditional and original string theories are employed to bring to life a variety of hand puppet and marionette characters. This also includes a trip through "The Haunted Castle" for an hilarious visit with scarecrows, witches, ghosts and monsters, set against a backdrop of dramatic lighting and theatrical effects, performing unique tricks for you treat.

South Hadley MA

Odyssey Bookshop Presents Halloween YA Panel

October 25, 4:00 p.m. Everyone loves a scary story! Whether it's nightmares, ghosts or a zombie rom-com you have in mind, we have something for you! Test drive your halloween costume for this YA panel of horrors. Giggle, gasp or get goose bumps as you hear from our four chilling authors.  P.S. There will be gummy worms.

Hu Ke Lau, Chicopee MA

Hu Ke Lau Presents Marlon Wayans

October 25, 5:30 PM & 9:30 PM at Doors open at 5:30 PM & 9:30 PM / Show starts at 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM | Ticket Price: $35.00. Marlon Wayans is an actor, model, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. He has worked with house hold names, such as Tom Hanks, the Cohen Brothers, and Lady Killers. As a standup comedian, Wayans is selling out nationwide and adding shows every weekend.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Choir Concert

October 25, the Chamber Choir teams up with the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble for a concert beginning at 7:30pm at the Newman Center on the UMass Amherst campus.  Both ensembles are under the direction of UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance Director of Choral Studies. Tickets to the October 25th concert are $15 for the general public and $10 for students, senior citizens and children under 18.  Tickets will be sold at the Newman Center beginning 30 minutes prior to the concert.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Presents Guest Artist Masterclass

October 25, 5:30pm. John Stevens recently retired as Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was also Director of the School of Music.  He is a classical and jazz artist who performed as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician with ensembles/artists such as Chuck Mangione, all major orchestras in New York City, the New York Tuba Quartet, the San Francisco Ballet and American Brass Quintet. THE MASTERCLASS IS FREE AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO OBSERVE.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke VNA 5K Run/Walk for Hospice Life Care

Join us at Ashley Reservoir on Saturday, October 25th for the Holyoke VNA 5K Run/Walk for Hospice Life Care. Registration begins at 8am. Run/Walk will begin at 9:30am. Registration fees are $10.00 for those 12-years and under; $25.00 for Runners or Walkers over 12yrs. Day of the Event fee is $30.00 per person. There will be t-shirts for all participants, entertainment by Luis Dancing Machine, cash prizes, refreshments and a fabulous raffle table.  The event will be held Rain or Shine.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 25, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. $7.00 (Members $6.50). Tickets may be purchased in advance....

Ludlow MA

Lupa Zoo Celebrates Halloween

Lupa Zoo presents "Celebrate Halloween at Lupa Zoo," on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages 2-12 must dress up for Trick-or-Treating and will receive a free bag of animal feed. There will also be face painting, apple cider, and more. Enter for a chance to win a family membership for the 2015 season. Admission is; Adults ages 13 and up $10, $9 seniors 62+, $6 children 2-12, free for children under 2.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

Springfield Falcons vs Norfolk

7:00 pm

The first 2,500 fans attending will be welcomed with a Falcons magnet schedule. 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.