September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017 (Saturday)
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.

Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking

September 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. If it's September, it must be pumpkin time. Before the pumpkin spice lattes and muffins of today, people were eating dishes made from Connecticut Field and Long Island Cheese pumpkins. It was a dependable crop and stored well over the colder months providing a reliable source of food. Meet the workhorse of the Colonial kitchen - the pumpkin.

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.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Presents Fright Fest

 Beginning Saturday, September 23 and running every weekend to October 29, Six Flags New England turns into a massive Halloween celebration. The entire family can enjoy not-so-scary daytime fun before the monsters come out to play. Let the kids (under age 12) dress in their costumes and embark on a trick-or-treat adventure, collecting candy on our trail ($1 fee). For Fright Fest 2017, presented by SNICKERS, our park will be scarier than ever before. Fright Fest will turn your nightmares into a reality as you face chilling haunts and trembling scares.....

Forster's Farm, Orange MA

Annual North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival. Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24. 10 a.m. to 5 PM both days. Shine or Rain. No Pets Allowed. Part of each festival is a series of chef demonstrations that show off garlic at its tasty best. The Festival that stinks is also the festival that sustains…art, agriculture, and rural living at its finest!

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum Presents Connecticut Takes Flight

Dr. Thomas Crouch, Senior Curator of Aeronautics at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum takes a look at the Yankee aviators and innovators that helped shape New England’s rich aerospace legacy. The program will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $20.00 to non-member which includes admission to Museum. Members are free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield MA

Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair

Sept. 23-24. One of the 25 best craft fairs in America. Held on the lush and beautiful grounds surrounding Memorial Hall Museum. Delight in all of the smells, sounds and styles of fall at the Old Deerfield Fall Arts and Crafts Festival. Free family craft activities.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Annual Museum Day

13th Annual Museum Day September 23, with Downloaded Ticket. On that day, the Museums and a host of others across the United States will emulate the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington-based facilities by offering free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Six Flags, Agawam MA

Six Flags Blood Drive

The Fright Fest vampires are eagerly waiting for fresh blood. On September​ 23, we're hosting a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross. Donate blood and you'll help save up to three lives this fall. In return for your generous donation, you'll receive a free admission ticket to the park for Fright Fest.

S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village Fall Festival

September 23-24, 10am - 6pm. Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family! Hayrides and more .....

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Annual Museum Day

13th Annual Museum Day September 23, with Downloaded Ticket. On that day, the Museums and a host of others across the United States will emulate the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington-based facilities by offering free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: The Famous Artists School

On View to October 29. Learning from the Masters will include original artworks, studies, photographs, archival films documenting live demonstrations and commentary by the artists, contemporary interviews, and lesson plans. The exhibition is organized into seven sections that explore the major instructional themes that the famous illustrators identified as foundational for artists.

Big E, West Springfield MA

The Big E xfinity Arena Presents Smash Mouth

“Hey Now!” Smash Mouth, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30pm. The show is free with Fair admission. The veteran rockers of Smash Mouth are celebrating 20 years since their 1997 major label debut, Fush Yu Mang. The album’s hit single, “Walkin’ on the Sun,” became an immediate international sensation, quickly shooting to no. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends and Columbus Day 10:00 am-5:00 pm. September 16th - October 29th.

W Springfield MA

Table & Vine, Beer & Wine Tastings

September 23rd - Around the World of Chardonnay - 2:00-5:00. September 25th - Italy in a Glass - 6:00-8:00. September 29th IPA Day - 4:00-7:00 - No Reservations Needed.

Atkins Farms, South Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Presents Scarecrow Workshops

Every Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 4pm through October 22nd! $18.99+ tax. Build your own life-size and lovable scarecrow. Everything is included, just bring your imagination.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Festival of New England Makers

Sept 23-24, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. At this celebration of artisans, the Village will showcase New England trades from the 19th century. The Village's blacksmith, potter, tinner, cooper, printer, and others will showcase their skills by crafting more complicated items not usually displayed at the Village. They will be joined by artisans of historic crafts from throughout New England who will demonstrate their work. From etching, to spinning, to woodworking, experience “handmade” from the past.

Florence MA

Look Park Presents Pedalmotion for Locomotion

“Pedalmotion for Locomotion” is a fun pedal boat racing event scheduled for September, 23rd from 12-4pm at Willow Lake at Look Park. This event raises funds to help support the Park’s 1853 replica Huntington train and the train station area. All participants will receive free entry into the Park on event day, a cookout hosted by Local Burger on event day and a commemorative water bottle.

South Deerfield, MA

Magic Wings New Butterflies

Our chrysalis boards are full! Tons of morphos on the way. Tons of chrysalis to emerge over the course of the next week. Come check us out before the Monarch Butterfly Release. Magic Wings, 3000 free-flying tropical and native butterflies from all around the world! In addition, we have exotic reptiles, frogs, fish, and insects to see up close and personal.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Littlefest 2017

Join the Springfield Museums, WGBY, the Springfield City Library, and the Davis Foundation for Littlefest, a celebration of problem solving Saturday, September 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm. This annual event includes a variety of appearances by the costumed characters, Live Animal demos, problem solving performances, as well as a book give-away while supplies last. See schedule ...

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Sightlines Tours

Exploring the Subconscious, September 23, 1:30 pm. How do artists portray dreams—whether they be life goals, dream-like states of consciousness, or literal dreams? This tour examines art from a wide range of time periods, looking at how different types of dreaming strongly influence our emotions. Visitors on this tour will have a chance to see highlights of the collection through a specific lens and explore how each object affects their understanding of how we dream.

Charlemont MA

Crab Apple Whitewater, West River Trips

Join us September 23 or 24 for our special West River trip near Mount Snow in Vermont. Long and continuous Class 2-3+ rapids and amazing scenery through Jamaica State Park. The West has an unbeatable combination of action and scenery which is universally loved by both veteran and new rafters.

Amherst MA

Atkins Farms Pick Your Own!

Pick your own Cortland apples and pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes in our picturesque, Peach Berry Hill orchard. September 23, 24, 30, and October 1. Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4:00 pm. FREE Cider Donut Holes with your apple picking purchase (while supplies last).

7 Main St. Charlemont MA

Zoar Outdoor West River Runs

Zoar Outdoor On September 23rd, we'll be out paddling in Southern Vermont with Lower and Upper West River Runs, for class II and class III+ paddlers, respectively. The West River only runs a handful of days a year, so make sure you don't miss your chance to paddle this great river!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

The Eric Carle Museum, Elephant & Piggie

Elephant & Piggie Art-ventures with Mo Willems and Tom Warburton! September 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm.  Free with Museum Admission. Mo Willems and Tom Warburton have created the first-ever Elephant & Piggie activity book, full of drawing, coloring, gaming, and other hands-on fun! Listen to Mo and Tom as they share projects from their new book, meet Elephant and Piggie, watch films, and create art in the Art Studio!