September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 (Monday)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Restoring Springfield Armory’s Historic Viewscape

Walking Tour: Offered every other Sunday April 13 – September 28. Program begins at 2pm. Join us for this unique tour of the Springfield Armory’s grounds and learn about recent efforts of park staff to restore the historic site back to its magnificence of the 1940s. Tour will include a walk through a portion of the woodlands. Wear comfortable shoes. 60 minutes.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents“Steampunk Springfield”

LAST TWO WEEKS! “Steampunk.”Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City will take place until September 28, with exhibits in both the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. See the newest entry “The Quantum Steampunk Wheelchair.”

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Evolution of Firearms Program

Offered every other Saturday, March 22 – September 27. Program begins at 1pm. Springfield Armory is proud to reintroduce our Evolution of Firearms Programs that highlights the technological advancements of the weapons that were manufactured at the Springfield Armory.  Program begins in the Armory Museum with a Ranger-led presentation followed by a black powder firing demonstration outside on the Armory’s historic grounds.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Blast from the Past

Visitors can learn about Springfield Armory's historic weapons through the senses of sight, the sounds of rifles blasting, and the acrid smell of burning gun powder. National Park Service Volunteers and Rangers will describe and then fire reproductions of historic Springfield Armory weapons that include a flintlock musket, the percussion rifle musket, and the "Trapdoor" breech-loading rifle. Mark your calendars for April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2, 16 & 30, and Sept 13 & 27.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Presents Steampunk Exhibit

Steampunk Springfield Armory: Reimagining Our Nation’s Weaponry brings together the authenticity of the nation’s largest collection of military shoulder weapons with the imagination and ingenuity of some of today’s most inventive, contemporary Steampunk artists. Artists featured in the exhibit hail from Massachusetts and Vermont and have created a variety of pieces that are sure to amaze. Exhibition will be on display through September 28, 2014.

Route 47, Hadley MA

New England Falconry Open for 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. Experience handling and flying of a trained Harris' Hawk while learning about the special adaptations of raptors and the need for their conservation. $65 per participant. $15 per *non-participant

S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop Open for the Season

Where is the best place in the world to find dinosaur tracks? In the Connecticut River Valley. It was in this valley that the first dinosaur tracks in North America were found. Open daily - closed Wednesday.

Park Hill Orchard Easthampton MA

Art in the Orchard

August 9-October 30. Sculpture, events, and more at Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton

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.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Court 77, Christopher Cross, La La Brooks, Ultrasonic Rock Concert, Cuba Gooding Sr and the Main Ingredient. See Schedule .....

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

Sept 12 - Sept 28 Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world. This year’s concerts at the xfinity arena include greats like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, and Eddie Money.

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.

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks CT

New England Air Museum Presents Annual Flights and Fantasies Quilt Show

September 22 - 28. 3rd Annual Flights and Fantasies quilt show! The theme this year is "Pack Your Troubles" in commemoration of World War I. Expected are over 150 quilts, special exhibit of Challenge quilts, an exhibit of WWI quits, and more!

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Threads that Bind

September 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Historical Lecture Series: Threads that Bind – Textiles in the Connecticut River Valley: Fashion and Frugality: English Patterned Silks and Connecticut River Valley Women’s Fashion in the 18th Century Ned Lazaro, of Historic Deerfield, will explore the ownership and survival of three elaborate 18th Century brocaded silk gowns worn in the Connecticut River Valley.  $7 general / $5 members.

UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Amherst Libraries Presents Drug Policy Archive Symposium

Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Symposium publicly launches the Drug Policy Archive within Special Collections and University Archives. It brings together faculty, students, and experts to explore a wide range of issues involved in the marijuana legalization movement as well as to encourage scholarship about drug policy reform within the larger context of social change. Free and open to the public, including lunch.

Yankee Candle, South Deerfield MA

Chandler's Restaurant Presents "Fancy Nancy" luncheon

Oct. 25, Billed as a mother-daughter experience, the luncheon features a reading of the modern kids' classic, "Fancy Nancy." Those planning to attend are encouraged to break out the hats, feather boas, and heels in order to "dress fancy." The luncheon begins at 11 a.m.