April 27, 2017

April 27, 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!

Springfield MA

Springfield Restaurant Week

April 21st - April 30th. During this week-long, city-wide event, restaurants and the community are invited to come together to celebrate Springfield dining. Patrons can expect to dine at participating restaurants across the city and choose from prix-fixed $20.17 specials.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

The Polish Center of Discovery and Learning is a living monument that celebrates the many contributions, both past and present, made to the economy, arts, and sciences of our nation by Polish people and their descendants. We offer a variety of workshops, exhibits, concerts, conferences, seminars, films, plays, lectures and other events that focus on the history and cultural traditions of the Polish people in Europe and the United States. The Polish Center is open to the public Mondays-Fridays, 1-5pm except for inclement weather and holidays.

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

MassMutual Center Presents Genealogical Conference

April 26 - April 29. New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2017 - Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past. Features and Opening Speakers include Kenyatta Berry and Mary Tedesco, 2 of the co-hosts of the PBS program “Genealogy Road Show,” as well as Thomas McEntee and Warren Bittner. In addition, 70 other speakers who are bothlocal and nationally known will present 135 presentations and conduct a variety of research workshops.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Blood Drive

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Meeting Room - Second Floor. You can make a difference by donating blood during the American Red Cross' Tower Square Blood Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are preferred.

Springfield MA

CityStage Presents Disenchanted

April 27–28, 7:30 PM. Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to Springfield – and fairy tales will never be the same! (Mature Audiences Only) Tickets: $45/$35.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum & Joseph Allen Skinner Museum Spring Opening

Join us for an afternoon of discovery and fun, including "Mysteries of History" challenge, prizes, and refreshments! Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Interskate 91 South, Wilbraham MA

Interskate 91 Autism Awareness Fundraiser

April 27, 6-8PM. $8. Admission $4. Sensory Friendly environment. Skating not required to attend. Volunteers available to assist. On the night of the event, Interskate 91South will donate 100% of admission monies paid that evening directly to Autism Speaks in a check presentation at the end of the night, including the admissions and all the donations from puzzle pieces sold in advance.