September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 (Friday)
Downtown, Springfield MA

Farmers Market at Tower Square Park

Springfield Central Downtown Farmers Market on Fridays at Tower Square Park 11:30am – 3:30pm every Friday. Take advantage of fresh and local produce offered at the Farmers' Market and make something delicious! Grab lunch and enjoy live music at 1550 plaza.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall Kidleidoscope

Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 9/1: Butterflies; 9/15: River Otters; 9/22: Moose; 9/29: Bats. 10:30-11:30am.

Hadley MA

J.A. Skinner State Park Weekly Programs

J.A. Skinner State Park is home to more than 400 acres of forest on Mt. Holyoke, as well as the historic Mt. Holyoke Summit House. Southbound SongbirdsThe Evolution Of The Summit House, The Mighty Monarch Migration, Mountain Mindfulness, Geology Rocks Talk, Trepidation On The Tramway, Watching For Hawks, Raptors Over The Range, PLUS Picturesque Prospect: Art On The Deck Saturdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Join a Park Interpreter as we create or recreate artwork of your own design. All DCR-sponsored programs are free. See schedule....

Amherst & Hadley MA

Notch Visitors Center, Mt. Holyoke Range State Park Programs

The Notch Visitor Center’s exhibit and information desk area is open, free of charge, to the public Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, you can explore the story of the Mount Holyoke Range, view natural history displays, and enjoy the children’s touch table. Weekly schedule for programs for the Notch Visitors Center: Landscape Hikes for various ages, Kidleidescope, Owl Detectives, Scavenger Hunt, Speaking with Skulls, and Making the Connecticut River Valley. See schedule for more details .....

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Fall Rafting

Discover Great Rafting! Fall rafting is prime time. Warm water, top-notch scenery, and great water flows - Four trips available from Wild to Mild. Sept. 4 - Oct. 15.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke Heritage State Park Events

Public programs at Holyoke Heritage State Park (Department of Conservation and Recreation) for September. All programs are FREE. Holyoke Canals Tour, Bricks and Mortar: Old Mill Beauty, History and Nature for Preschoolers. See schedule.....

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

July 18, 2017, through January 28, 2018. The display features a print by Chagall alongside rarely seen works by Alexander Archipenko, Jacques Lipchitz, and Amedeo Modigliani, all of whom lived in the same studio apartment complex as Chagall between 1911 and 1914. Additionally, the exhibit contains prints by several artists affiliated with the “School of Paris,” a burgeoning group of immigrant artists that included famed cubist Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.

Sunderland MA

Mike's Maze

Open weekends throuhg Nov 5. Mike’s Maze is an 8-acre corn maze and family entertainment destination! Visitors will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements to entertain the entire family. Every year we concoct a brand new maze, along with a themed game that will challenge you to solve puzzles and problems! This year's maze is a visible postcard sending a cosmic message from the surface of the planet "Greetings from Earth: The Pale Blue Dot."

Chicopee MA

Munich Haus Biergarten Bands

Friday's and Saturday's in September. Featuring the valley's best live music!

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: The Power of the Poster

A new exhibition at Springfield’s Wood History Museum reminds viewers to never underestimate the power of the right images combined with the right words to make change happen. Woodrow Wilson proved it one hundred years ago. The Division of Pictorial Publicity created more than 700 posters promoting Liberty Bonds, military recruitment, food conservation, and other patriotic issues using images created by some of the country’s most illustrious artists. History on the Home Front: The Power of the Poster in WWI, Now through October 15.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E Court of Honor Stage Schedule

Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri Sept 16 - Sept 17, Village People Sept 17, Forever Motown Sept 18 - Sept 19, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Sept 20 - Sept 21, Cheat Codes Sept 22, The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel Sept 23, Sheila E. Sept 24, The Lovin' Spoonful Sept 27 - Sept 28, Fastball Sept 29 - Oct 01, Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sept 29, The Machine performs Pink Floyd Oct 1. Daily & Free!

Charlemont MA

Berkshire East Fall Foliage Zip Line Canopy Tours

With three different zip line canopy tours featuring some of North America’s longest zip lines, Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England’s largest zip line destination. Featured by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Zip lines of the United States! Whether you are getting a taste of zipping on our Base Area Tour or seeking an adrenaline rush on our Valley Jump, there is something to suit all interests.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E 101

September 15-October 1, Gates open at 8 a.m. The Big E, an ABA Top 100 event that attracts close to 1.5 million guests from throughout the region. Fairgoers travel to the Fair for the daily shows, Big E Cream Puffs, The Big E Circus Spectacular, Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, the Mardi Gras parade, animals, rides, shopping and foods from around the world.

Springfield MA

b Springfield, Farm-to-Chef Week

We're connecting Locals with Local Ingredients during Farm-to-Chef Week! Join us September 17th - 23rd for a seasonally-inspired menu, a farm-fresh cocktail ("Hot Harvest" - Papa’s Pilar Rum, simple syrup, muddled local basil, local cherry peppers, and lime) and a hyperlocal beer pairing. The Farm-to-Chef Menu is available during lunch and dinner.

Chicopee MA

Munich Haus Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

Sept 22, 6PM. $60 includes one featured stein of beer served with each of the 6 courses. The best for last - Apple Strudel. Come get a taste of Germany!

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Cam

Sept. 22 at 7:30pm. Cam lit up the Country music world with her No. 1 Platinum-certified smash, "Burning House," in 2015. The single was featured on Cam's debut major label EP, Welcome to Cam Country, and her second studio album, Untamed. The album burst onto Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in the No. 2 spot and became the highest-selling first-week debut Country album of the year.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Museum of Art Free Demonstration

The Art and Practice of Japanese Lacquer. September 22, 9–11 AM. Free and open to the public; space limited. Gen Saratani, a Japanese lacquer artist and restorer, will demonstrate key components of the complex lacquer process that has been passed down through generations. Drop in at any time during these open demonstration hours to meet the artist and see him at work.