October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 (Thursday)
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....

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Monthly Tour And Lecture Schedule

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums). This month’s lectures include: Oct. 2 - Mt. Everest-A Climbers Perspective. Oct. 9 - The Power and the Glory: Ancient Egypt. Oct. 16- A Tourist View of North Korea. Oct. 23 - Colonial Portraiture. October 30 - Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit!

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.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Historic Property Walks

Thursdays, October 9, 16, 23, 2:30 p.m. Explore Norman Rockwell Museum's bucolic 36-acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property. Free with Museum admission, members free. Humorous Tales and Little Known Facts Friday, October 10, 2:30 p.m.

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.

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents Skrillex

October 23rd @ 7:00pm. Prices range from $32-$62. Must be 16+ with a valid ID to enter the concert.

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.

Holyoke MA

Zombiefest Events – Delaney House Dining In The Dark

Dining In The Dark, October 23, 6 pm. We are hosting a fun night of “dining in the dark” at the Delaney House. A small group of revelers will be blindfolded and led into the spooky Conservatory for a dinner that promises to be full of surprises. Seating is limited so make your reservations now for this unique Halloween event. $40 per person.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Presents ScholarSIP Benefit

The Springfield Technical Community College Black Professionals Group (STCC BPG) will host the first annual ScholarSIP Food and Wine Tasting Experience to benefit the Myra D. Smith Scholarship Fund on Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Myra D. Smith Scholarship Fund, which will provide assistance to a currently enrolled STCC student facing financial difficulties who identifies as Black or African-American.