April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017 (Sunday)
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

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.

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.

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!

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Family Day

April 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate spring at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum! Join us for family-friendly interactive tours, stories, art activities, button-making, and more! Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents Community Open House

Apr 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free, daylong event! Guided tours of the Yiddish Book Center. Gallery Talk: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe. And The 2017 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture: Steven Zipperstein: "Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History."

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Exhibit: Beyond the Forest

to October 15. The visiting exhibit Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, photographs by Loli Kantor, is now open at the Yiddish Book Center. Beyond the Forest considers the re-emergence of Jewish life in a region where Jewish communities were once destroyed. Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, took the photographs over the course of nearly a decade. Kantor will give a gallery talk about Beyond the Forest at the Yiddish Book Center at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 30.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Canoes

April 30, 11am—12pm. Norman Sims and Mark Neuzil, authors of the beautifully illustrated book Canoes: A Natural History in North America, talk about the history and development of this singular American artifact, so little changed over time. Canoes, the people who made and used them, and changes in industrial and social issues, are part of the cultural history of both ancient and modern North America.