February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017 (Sunday)
Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame & Elks Hoop Shoot

A free throw contest for youth ages 8 to 13. The program is free to all participants. Winners advance through local, district, state and regional contests to reach the National Finals. In the end, the names of six national champions are permanently inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Every Sunday at 2pm. Each week, contestants compete to win an Elks basketball and to become that week's champ.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Exhibition: Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero

February 3–August 17. Featuring works seen for the first time outside Italy, this groundbreaking exhibition centers on the ancient town of Oplontis on the Neapolitan coast, a site that was buried and preserved when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The exhibition focuses on two adjacent, spectacular Roman archaeological sites—one an enormous luxury villa (“Villa A”) that once sprawled along the coast of the Bay of Naples, the other a nearby commercial-residential complex (“Villa B”), where products from the region were exported.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, The Legend of the Lares

In ancient Rome, the domestic gods called Lares Familiares took the form of bronze statuettes or painted figures and were worshipped daily in household shrines. The Legend of the Lares, curated by 2015 Mount Holyoke College graduate Taylor Anderson, provides an overview of these enigmatic and versatile gods, and the devotional tools of the Roman home. The gem-like installation features more than a dozen bronze Lares and other gods. On view through May 28

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, Meet Your Samurai Ancestors

Springfield Museums host a unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series with colorful Japanese woodblock prints depicting samurai warriors and examples of 19th century armor and swords used by actual samurai. Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes draws from Japanese artwork, arms, and armor to provide visitors with a rare glimpse of the real-life inspiration for the popular cartoon and graphic novel series. through – May 14, 2017.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory, School Vacation Fun

School vacation week kicks off on Saturday, February 18th with the Birds of Prey presentation. Join rehabilitator and wildlife biologist Tom Ricardi. Try your hand at the Junior Ranger activities and some of the crafts being offered. Make a pine cone bird feeder with a Park Ranger using a pine cone, sunflower butter, and birdseed. Make a postcard using rubber stamps depicting animals that make their home on the grounds of the Armory. Junior Rangers of all ages are invited to make their own paper Park Ranger Stetson hat. All activities take place from 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday thru Sunday.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Statement Pieces. February 18 – 28, All day. Free with Museum Admission. Get inspired by Eloise’s imaginative costumes and bold fashion sense as you create your own wearable art.

West Dover VT

Mount Snow Presidents' Week Winterfest

February 18 – 26. Join us Presidents' Week for events, activities, skiing and riding, contests, live music, and more. Make your plans to get here for the festivities!

Yankee Candle Village, S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle February School Vacation Fun!

Feb. 18 - 26. FREE Crafts with Santa (times vary), Scavenger Hunts, Face Painter, Caricature Artist,
Make-Your-Own Pizza at Chandler’s Restaurant. Make Yankee Candle Village a school vacation destination! Fun events each day! Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Investigation Station

Feb 18-26. We are expanding our winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations at the welcome desk every day 10am to 4pm! Saturday 2/18—Monday 2/20:  Mammal adaptations. Tuesday 2/21—Thursday 2/23: Indoor Birding. Friday 2/24—Sunday 2/26:  Dinosaurs.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Springfield Sportsmen's Show

The Northeast’s biggest and best hunting, fishing & outdoor show. February 24-26. Better Living Center, Stroh Building.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents Kids Fun Fair & Traveling Zoo

Feb 25-26. Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. Carnival rides, games, face painting, traveling zoo featuring elephant, camel & pony rides. Fun for the whole family!

Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum Presents Climbing PoeTree

February 26, 7 p.m. Free and open to all. Multi-voice spoken word, hip hop, and multimedia theater performance in Holyoke, MA by the award winning duo Climbing PoeTree. Featuring opening performances by Extraordinaiire and Tuzko.
Performance is hosted by Wistariahurst Museum with the 2016-2017 Feinberg Series: Supported by CMASS at UMASS, UMass Black Heritage Month 2017, and NEPR. The 2016-2017 Feinberg Series is a project of the UMass Amherst Department of History.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Antique Sleigh Rally

Feb. 26. Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally. Plus, visitors can take a horse drawn sleigh ride around the common, go sledding, watch our craftsmen at work, see hearthside cooking, and visit dozens of historic buildings.

Wilbraham MA

Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

The 140 student musicians of the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestras, already comprised of seasoned young musicians, will perform their next concert in their season series on Feb. 26, 3PM. The Winter Concert will help audience members break free from the winter weather with an emotional and educational journey. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youths and seniors.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents The Harlem Globetrotters

HG Dec 2015 Website Thumbnail.jpgFeb 26, 2:00 PM. The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrillsfans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents a Film: Tangled Up in Bob

February 26, at 2 p.m. A documentary about writer and painter Natalie Goldberg’s visit to Hibbing, Minnesota, to examine the soil from which the legendary Bob Dylan sprang. Does it matter, she wonders as she heads north on Highway 61, this place that we’re from?

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield, Winter Lecture Series

Historic Deerfield will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Townshend Acts with the free Winter Lecture Series, Revolutionary Acts: Tea, Taxes and Tempests. The lectures will be held at the Deerfield Community Center in Old Deerfield. On February 26 at 2 p.m., Nancy Siegel, Professor of Art History, Towson University, will present the second lecture, "'Renounce the Baneful Herb:' Colonial Boycotts and the Invention of Liberty Tea."