April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Zoo in You

LAST WEEKS Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Springfield Museums will introduce you to them! Visitors of all ages can explore the fascinating and complex world that is our microbiome in Zoo in You, a new exhibition on view through April 30 at the Springfield Science Museum. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, Ancestry Classes

For those who want to learn how to find out more about their ancestry, a four-part class on genealogy for beginners at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning begins Thursday and will include sessions on April 6, 13 and 20. It will benefit persons of any ethnic background. Although attendance at all classes is not required, it is recommended. A fifth class on Polish genealogy will be offered on April 27. Classes will be offered in two series, one from 10:30 a.m. to noon and another from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission for the genealogy classes is free, but space is limited and registration.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “Cats in Hats”

LAST WEEKS Exhibit Cats in Hats: Illustrations by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators’ Guild, through April 30. The exhibit features over 40 original works centered around the common theme of “cats in hats,” in honor of Geisel’s most famous work of children’s literature. For this exhibit, cats are represented in a variety of scenes – some cute and fanciful, others quite serious and even scary. An interactive space for visitors within the exhibit will include a special “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt, highlighting hidden cats located around the Museums’ campus.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: April 6 - Archives of American Gardens: Capturing Garden History. April 13 - Modern Astronomical Research at Lowell Observatory. April 27 - West Africa: Voodoo & Villages. No lecture on April 20 due to school vacation week.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Springfield Armory Exhibit: Push the Green Hand Ahead

From April 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Exactly one century ago to the date, over 5,000 Armory employees manufactured weapons for 3.5 million soldiers who fought in Europe. “Push the Green Hand Ahead: Springfield Armory in WWI” is the title of the next special exhibit at Springfield Armory. This exhibit commemorates the centennial of the U.S. involvement in WWI.

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, MA

Western New England University Art Gallery, "The Weight of Air"

"The Weight of Air," a cross-disciplinary, multi-media exhibition by photographer, videographer, and imaging specialist James Gehrt, from April 16 to May 20. The gallery will host an opening reception April 23 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will also be a gallery talk on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. when the artist will offer insight into his work. "The camera is a tool that allows me to capture the way I see the world around me," says Gehrt. "In one sense I am not creating, I am reacting to my surroundings. Free and open to the public.

Montague MA

RiverCulture Turners Falls, Arbor Day Week in Montague

This year, the Montague Tree Advisory Committee is teaming up with a number of community institutions and organizations to bring our town a wide variety of educational and fun activities to celebrate Arbor Day. Families are encouraged to visit the Carnegie, Millers Falls and Montague Center libraries from April 19-29 and pick up a children's book about trees!

Northampton MA

WEBS - America's Yarn Store, Anniversary Sale

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 43rd anniversary in April and want to share it with you! We have some incredible deals on yarn for knitters, crocheters and weavers packed into this sale!