April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017 (Saturday)
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.

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 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

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.

Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA

Pothole Pictures Presents This is Spinal Tap

Pothole Pictures presents a weekend of spandex, Stonehenge, and spontaneously combusting drummers on April 28 and 29 with screenings of This is Spinal Tap, plus a rare LIVE performance by The Spinal Heaves – and they will be cranking it up to eleven and playing all Spinal Tap’s best big-bottomed hits.

4 locations in Western MA

BasketBull Northeast Live Invitational

April 28-30. The Northeast Live Invitational is an exposure tournament open to any teams looking to play in front of college coaches during the Spring evaluation period.  BasketBull's LIVE tournaments typically draw anywhere from 50 - 200 college coaches of all lives.

Eastern States Exposition, W Springfield MA

Eastern States Exposition Presents NorthEast Reining Horse Show

April 28-30. Premier Reining Horse competition in Massachusetts. 8am-8pm, Free.

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Forest Park Presents Annual Elks Fishing Derby

April 29. Boys and girls ages 12 and under are invited to the 54th anniversary Elks Fishing Derby on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Barney Pond at Forest Park. One trophy per child will be awarded for tagged trout caught. There is a three trout limit. A grand prize of a $50 shopping spree will be awarded to the child who catches the longest tagged trout. The event also includes free raffle held throughout the derby.

Springfield MA

Annual MassWildlife, Cops And Bobbers

April 29: Cops And Bobbers Family Fishing Festival This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event at Springfield Forest Park in Springfield from 8:00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Springfield Parks Department.

North Riverfront Park, Springfield MA

Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Revelry!

April 29, 6:00pm-9:00pm. 4th annual Revelry. Join us for a full evening of delicious food, fabulous entertainment, and a silent auction. The Revelry is PVRC's annual showcase event, highlighting our accomplishments of the past year, revealing our plans for the next. Share fun, healthy, life-changing exercise programs at the riverfront with the greater Springfield community. That's our mission and your ticket to the Revelry helps get it done. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Over 21 only.

Symphony Hall, Springfield MA

Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Saturday, April 29, 7:30pm. Maestro Kevin Rhodes & the Springfield Symphony Orchestra proudly present… Beethoven’s 9th Symphony - An Ode to Joy, with four spectacular guest vocalists and the Springfield Symphony Chorus. Concert is 7:30pm at Springfield Symphony Hall.

Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College 50th Anniversary

Springfield Armory and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) share a history of improving the lives of women.  To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of STCC, Springfield Armory NHS presents a woman of distinction, Dr. Gail E. Carberry and the sixth President of STCC, Dr. John B. Cook, in an inspiring and thought provoking talk. Carberry will touch on the historic role of the Armory as a site for non-traditional training and employment of women. Program begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29. Admission is free.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Sightlines Tours

Saturday, April 29at 1:30 p.m. Celestial Bodies With today's advanced understanding of the universe, it's easy to forget that for most of human history we had no scientific explanation for what we saw in the sky. The sun, moon, planets, and stars had an immediate presence in our lives; they weren't simply balls of gas or chunks of rock hurtling through space millions of miles away, but objects of mystery and power. This tour will look at works of art that depict the sun, moon, and heavens, and together visitors will rediscover the magic of these celestial bodies.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Spring Fling

South Amherst Store Join us on Saturday, April 29th noon-3:00pm. We will be sampling our own products as well as many treats from local vendors! In addition we will be serving up some of our Atkins Own product line and fresh made snacks from our bakery, deli, butcher shop, even Savory Suppers, and more! Also sample local beer, wine, and cider!

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Park Serve Day

April 29, 10 am-12 pm. Give back to the Massachusetts State Parks that you love. The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to the Great Falls Discovery Center to help us plant a plant, rake a leaf, weed a weed, or clean up the Canalside Rail Trail. You can make a difference!

Amherst MA

Amherst History Tour

Join us on April 29th to experience Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst—from her earliest residence at the Amherst House hotel to her final resting place in Wildwood Cemetery. This extended tour given from Mrs. Todd’s perspective will be narrated by Dr. Julie Dobrow as we travel on the BID trolley with stops at the Homestead and Evergreens, the Observatory, and Wildwood Cemetery. 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. General tickets are $65.

Northampton MA

New Century Theatre & LIFE IN THE (413)!

This Valley tradition returns on April 29! Come celebrate our collective hometowns here in Western MA as we laugh about and love our LIFE IN THE (413)! Six brand new radio plays plus amazing local musical guests. 7:00 PM.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hall Tavern Kitchen. April 29-30 Family Style. Visit with our hearth cooks as they prepare family-style dinners like they did in early New England. Help mix batter, churn butter, and learn about the main meal of the day - dinner!