June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017 (Thursday)
Springfield MA

Uno Chicago Bar and Grill Live Music Summer Courtyard Series

This year's series will kick off May 1 and run nightly through Sept. 3, then Thursdays through Sundays from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. There is no cover charge for these shows and the music runs 6-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

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: June 1: Inside the Creation of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. June 8: Thus Out of Small Beginnings: Springfield Armory, Springfield Museums and Christ Church Cathedral. June 15: Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss. June 22: Lost Springfield. June 29: You’ll Like It Here: The Story of Donald Vitkus, Belchertown Patient #3394.

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Changing Landscapes Hike Saturdays. Kidleidescope! Fridays. Wild Woods Walk Fridays. Super Senses Hike Sundays. And Guided Hikes. See schedule for more details .....

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

Two of America’s most important visual communicators, Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol embraced populism, created enduring icons, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing during the twentieth century. Norman Rockwell Museum will present the first exhibition to examine the artistic and cultural influence of these celebrated image-makers and the continued influence of their indelible legacies. The exhibition will explore such themes as the elevation of the ordinary; notions of an idyllic past; the culture of celebrity; and mass media and the power of visual communication. June 10 through October 29.

MacKenzie Stadium, Holyoke MA

Valley Blue Sox Baseball, Home Games

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Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jeweled Objects of Desire

On view through December 31. Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. The special exhibition also features the work of internationally renowned jewelry designer Sidney Mobell, celebrated for crafting common utilitarian items into unique artworks through the use of gold and precious gemstones. Free with museum admission.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This summer, Brian Clowdus, acclaimed director of the sold-out The Sleepy Hollow Experience, joins forces with Old Sturbridge Village to bring Mark Twain’s timeless tale of Huckleberry Finn to the shores of the Quinebaug River in this epic outdoor musical production. The Tony Award-winning musical Big River will sweep audiences down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a runaway slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. June 14 - July 9, 7:30 PM, Wednesday - Sunday, Sundays also 2PM.
Somers CT

Annual Sonny's Place Summer Volleyball League

Sonny's Place is excited to invite you to join our 4th Annual Summer Adult Volleyball League! The matches will be played Thursday nights from June 15th to August 8th at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 PM under the lights. This is a FUN league, where teams referee themselves. Teams can have up to 12 players, so grab your friends and join up now! Cost is $450 per team!

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park June Events

All programs are FREE. Holyoke Canals Walk, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. June 15, & 29 Tour Holyoke’s upper and second level canals. Bricks and Mortar Walking Tour, 10:30 - Noon. June 25 Grab your cameras, smart phones, binoculars, and your appreciation for the beauty of form and accompany us for a 1.75 mile walk as we explore Holyoke’s historic canals.

East Windsor CT

Summer is “Funner” at the Connecticut Trolley Museum

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All summer long CTM will hold many activities including, Trolley Rides: Take as many trolley rides as you would like operated by period dressed motormen. What it is like to operate a trolley? You can find out. From streetcars to Interurban cars this is your chance to take the controllers and let your imagination “operate”.  Crafting Station– Make a Motorman Hat or Create your own trolley fare ticket. Take your new creations home with you for future use. Dress-up Station- Dress up as a Motorman or Conductor! Great Photo op! Plus Fire Truck Museum- View over 15 Fire Trucks dating back to 1923.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Every Day Art Program

Paper Tales June 21 – August 1. Explore storytelling through images, and create your own collage adventure.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Soar into Summer Fun

The New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming will begin on Sunday June 25th. Join us for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Roommate June 27 - July 16. The Clean House July 19 - July 29. A Legendary Romance August 3 - August 20. The Model American June 28 - July 9. Where Storms are Born July 12 - July 23. MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW July 26 - August 6. Actually August 9 - August 20. Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Nautilus LIVE!

2PM Daily, Monday – Friday and includes a 10-minute Q&A with the crew. Dr. Robert Ballard’s deep-sea explorations come alive this summer at the Connecticut Science Center’s Nautilus Live! Theater Show. Visitors are transported to the unknown depths of the world’s oceans. Join Dr. Ballard and his Corps of Exploration aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus as they explore Earth’s last great uncharted territory.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Chagall for Children

The traveling exhibit created by the Kohl Children’s Museum features reproductions of over a dozen masterpieces by the modern artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) accompanied by audio recordings and hands-on interactive elements. These imaginative activities are as varied as Chagall’s works. From June 27th to September 17th.

Holyoke MA

Wistariahurst Museum, Community Garden Party

June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00pm, Wistariahurst will wrap up National Immigrant Heritage Month with a free, family-friendly garden party. Who Makes Holyoke Home will be a community picnic celebrating the many cultures that come together in Holyoke. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket. Sweet treats will be available on site. Lawn games and activities will be set up in the garden. The event is free and open to all.

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum, June 29, 1999…in 2017!

June 29, 1:30pm. Free with Museum Admission. Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Wiesner’s book, June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science project begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetables they see flying through the sky. 

Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA

Basketball Hall of Fame & Grey Lady

June 29, the Basketball Hall of Fame will turn Columbus Avenue into Hollywood Boulevard for a premiere of Grey Lady, a new film by Springfield resident John Shea. Shea will be present at 6 p.m. for a benefit cocktail party before the audience moves into the theater at 6:45 p.m. He will also host an exclusive party after the film, and will take questions from the audience. Tickets to the benefit are $100.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

The genealogy research library at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning in Chicopee will have a wine and cheese reception to mark its official opening from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday. This is an opportunity to introduce the public to docents, resources and collections of the Genealogy Research Library. Resources there include four experienced genealogy researchers, informed access to genealogy websites in Poland along with a printer and scanner to capture discoveries.

Williamstown MA

Williamstown Theatre Festival LAWNch

June 29 | Front Lawn @ 6:30PM. Meet us on the lawn to “LAWNch” the 2017 Festival! Join WTF family, friends, and artists for the official Festival opening celebration. Enjoy pre-show hors d’oeuvres alongside Festival artists on the Front Lawn, a performance of The Roommate or The Model American, and a rockin’ post-show party with the casts! $75 includes show ticket, $125 includes show ticket with premium theatre seating & open bar.