September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016 (Sunday)
S Hadley MA

NASH Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop

Eubrontes Dinosaur Track - Connecticut River ValleyWhere 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. The Nash Dinosaur Track Site and Rock Shop is located about one mile from where the first dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley were found in 1802 by a farmer named Pliny Moody. Open daily - closed Wednesday. Adults $ 3.00, Children $ 2.00.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park September Events

All programs are FREE. Coming to Our Senses September 2, and September 13 and 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Beginners Urban Birding September 6 and 20, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Holyoke Canals Tour September 9 and 23, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Making Wreaths from Invasive Vines September 10, 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Night Noises: WHO is Going Bump in My Night?! September 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Weaving for Kids: How Cloth is Made September 17, 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Making Paper in “The Paper City!” September 24, 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Bricks and Mortar:  The Beauty of Old Mills September 30, 10:00 a.m. – noon.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Exhibit: Yiddish Fight Club

through Oct 17. The stereotypes say that Jews don’t know how to fight. The reality is that not only do Jews bring the ruckus, but there exists a rich Yiddish vocabulary that vividly describes exactly how they do it. Yiddish Fight Club combines the now-forgotten slang of a violent Yiddish underworld with images of Jewish brawlers from the past. An exhibit of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York.

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 & Holidays10 am – 5pm.

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

Raptors over the Range Come hear about the hawks, falcons, and eagles that travel south for the winter. Sundays & Mondays 3:00 PM to 3:30 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. Speaking with Skulls Come examine the skulls of local animals and see what a bunch of old bones can tell you. Tuesdays, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Super Senses Hike Come and learn about some of the super senses of the animals nearby. Tuesdays; 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Trepidation on the Tramway – Getting up the Mountain. Fridays at 3 PM to 3:30 PM. Summit House Tours Labor Day Weekend; 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM and, 4:00 PM.

Amherst MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike Mondays 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 and Tuesdays 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. Super Senses Hike Sundays 2:00 PM; 1hour. See schedule for more details .....

Skinner State Park, Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Summit House Open for Fall Viewing

Fall Foliage Foray (Hike) Mondays beginning September 12th, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You know that leaves turn color in winter, but have you ever wondered why? Join one of our interpreters and learn about all of the changes trees are undergoing as they prepare for winter. This hike is about 1.5 miles and should take about one hour. Appropriate for ages 10+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 Presents Wonderful Weaving

Weekends, September 10 - November 20. 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., History Workshop Building, drop-in anytime. Learn the basics of weaving at the History Workshop this fall. Take a turn using our small floor loom and make a woven wall hanging to take home. Using burlap as a warp and a range of bright and beautiful materials as the weft, everyone can become a weaver. Upon completion of the Trail, visitors will receive a small gift.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Rick & Kelly Dale, Sept. 16 • 2PM. Gloria Gaynor, Sept. 17 & 18 • 3 & 8PM. Pure Prairie League,Sept. 19 & 20 • 3 & 8PM. The Cowsills, Sept. 21 – 23 • 3 & 8PM. Stephen Bishop, Sept. 26-29 • 3 & 8PM. Mark Farner, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 • 3 & 8PM. John Stetson, Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 • Daily. Free!

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E

September 16-October 2, 2016, 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.

Charlemont MA

Crab Apple Whitewater, Deerfield River Fall Trips

The Dead River trips in September and October are New England Classics. Sixteen miles of remote rapids and beautiful scenery fill an incredible day in the Maine wilderness. Book one of these trips if you want an iconic New England experience. If you can't make the Dead River dates, but want to try something CLASSIC at Crab Apple, try our 12 mile Kennebec River Trip. Our wonderful riverside location makes for the perfect ending to a great ride through big waves and incredible scenery and foliage along the river.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Presents Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 17th - October 30. Make a Life Size Scarecrow!!! We provide all the materials. $20.

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. Saturday, September 24, White Pine Bark and Ash Bark Basket Making with Jennifer Lee. Sunday, September 25, Redware Pottery with Rick Hamelin.

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Only: $5 per day for Adults, $8 for weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best. The Festival that stinks is also the festival that sustains…art, agriculture, and rural living at its finest!

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Apple Days

Sept 24-25. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties. Throughout the day our interpreters will be cooking and preserving this special fall fruit. Then, try your hand at cider-making, and see the ox-powered Cider Mill in operation (grinding on Saturday and pressing on Sunday). You can even make your own sachet of mulling spices to take home.

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 24-25, 10am - 6pm. Hayrides, Paint a Pumpkin with Santa.

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East West River Rafting Trip

Check out our West River rafting trip on Sept 24th & 25th. Warm water, Class II-IV Rapids, Spectacular Scenery, & Apres Trip BBQ. Autumn Zip Lining. Get a bird's-eye-view of the autumn colors - Beautiful!

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Walk Along the Canalside Rail Trail & Turners Falls Talk

Sunday, September 25, 10:30 am-12 pm. Kids, ages 8-12, bring your imaginations on a walk along the Canalside Rail Trail to see the Strathmore Mill and learn its history. We'll return to the Great Hall where you'll plan and design the future use of the Mill as part of Turners Falls History Month! 1-2 pm. The Great Configuration by Professor Evan Pritchard. Turners Falls has a remarkable “configuration” and was once a great “rendezvous” spot. Pritchard illustrates the hidden significance of our bioregional area.

Sturbridge MA

The Big MOE, Fishing and more!

Experience the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (“The Big MOE”) on Sunday, September 25, at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club grounds in Sturbridge, MA from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. This FREE, family-oriented event celebrates outdoor skills, nature, art, and wildlife. Stations include: shotgun, rifle, and airgun shooting; mountain biking; fishing; archery; bird house building; and more! For more information, please click here.

South Hadley MA

Brunelle’s Marina Lady Bea Cruises

Enjoy a day time excursion or a beautiful sunset on the Connecticut River. Our 75 minute narrated cruises meander up the Connecticut River from Brunelle’s Marina to Northampton. The pristine water, unspoiled views, sandy beaches, and unmatched history will make a truly memorable experience for all. Cruises generally run Thurs-Sat at 1,4, and 7pm, and Sundays at 1 and 4pm. Adults are just $15, Seniors are $14, Kids 4-12 are $10, and our littlest cruisers 3 and under are free!

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Scarecrow Workshops

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 4pm through October 16th! $18.75 + tax. Build your own life-size and lovable scarecrow. Everything is included, just bring your imagination.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Maren Morris

Sept. 25 at 7:30pm. Texas-born, Nashville-dwelling Maren Morris has risen into the Country music spotlight fast and furiously following the release of "My Church," the lead single from her debut full-length, HERO. "My Church" entered Billboard's Heatseeker's chart at No. 1 and has been gaining momentum ever since.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Out of the Darkness Walk

Check-in/Registration Time: Sept 25 at 8:30 am. Walk Begins: 10:45 am. Walk Ends: 12:30 pm. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Register before the walk begins.

Berkshires MA

Annual Heritage Walks Weekends

The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) invites you to the 15th annual Heritage Walks on September 25, Expert regional historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on an exploration to learn about our region’s rich heritage. Historical and cultural venues will open their doors to the public for free behind-the-scenes and estate garden tours; and natural resources organizations will provide access to the region’s most interesting outdoor recreational areas, including the Housatonic River. Preregistration is recommended!

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum & Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show

The largest event of its kind in the Northeastern USA, the 31st Annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show! September 25 from 8 AM to 3 PM. at Simsbury Airport in Central Connecticut. We feature 750+ great airplanes and cars of virtually every type and vintage, in a country fair setting, with almost 150 activities, exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers to interest the entire family.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest Spooktacular Halloween celebration. Beginning Saturday, September 24 with a special preview, and running every weekend to October 31, 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.....

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Beethoven’s Wig

September 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Some years ago, Richard Perlmutter toyed with the idea of writing lyrics to masterpieces of classical music.  While humming Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, the words “Beethoven’s Wig is very big” popped into his head. With that spark of inspiration, Beethoven’s Wig was born. Hailed as opening the door to “serious music” in a way that’s fun, Beethoven’s Wig is now the most honored musical group in family entertainment. Tickets Adults $10, Children $5.