September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 (Sunday)
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 .....

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, Big Picture Botany

September 3, 10, 17 and October 1, 10:30-11:30 am. Back by popular demand, this series invites you to jump in at any time for one or more sessions to get to know the occasionally tasty, inevitably beautiful, helpfully medicinal, and sometimes dangerous plant world. There are as many reasons to learn to identify plants as there are curious people. We deal more with visual patterns than Latin names to spark your own connection to plant identification.

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.

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!

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.

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 .....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Ludlow MA

Randall's Farm Crazy Corn Maze

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

Mullins Center UMass, Amherst MA

UMass Mullins Center Presents NXT Live!

See one of the hottest brands in sports entertainment as NXT comes to Amherst for the first time EVER on Sunday, September 24, 7:30PM. Tickets $17.00 - $77.00. NXT Live: NXT Champion Bobby Roode, NXT Women's Champion Asuka, Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre, Kassius Ohno, Ember Moon, Roderick Strong, Hideo Itami, Andrade "Cien" Almas, and many more!

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.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Presents a Film: "Rabbi Wolff: A Gentleman Before God"

September 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Rabbi WolffWilliam Wolff is nearly
 90 and perhaps the most unconventional rabbi in the world. As the State Rabbi of North-East Germany, he looks after the Jewish communities in Schwerin and Rostock, but still lives in a bungalow near Henley-on-Thames. Wolff, a deeply religious man, is blessed with a tremendous joie de vivre that defies all conventions. General Admission $8.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center Annual Museum Day

13th Annual Museum Day September 24, 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.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center Sensory Friendly Day

Sept 24, 10AM–5PM. The Science Center is an exciting place, bustling with loud sounds and bright lights...but we're lowering the volume and dimming the lights for Sensory Friendly Day! Groups with special needs programs and families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities can enjoy special sensory friendly programs, hands-on activities, and so much more!

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.....