February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 (Thursday)
Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Never Abandon Imagination

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the acclaimed illustrator/writer that will be on view at the Museum through May 28, 2018. Known for his successful book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is widely celebrated for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s influences and artistic process.

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering

January 27 –May 6. Fully interactive, Human Plus offers visitors a chance to explore and create a range of low- and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body! Visitors can ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race, control a DJ station using the wheels of a wheelchair, “feel” the music with a special touch panel, engineer solutions to unique design challenges and even discover how someone can control a neuroprosthetic limb with their thoughts! Human Plus also showcases compelling stories from a unique field of engineering that helps people carry out their day-to-day routines, as well as realize their lifelong dreams.

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Springfield MA

The Student Prince and Fort Restaurant, Wild Game Month

Game Month is back! We’re bringing the legendary un-tame spirit of Hunter’s Dinners back to The Fort. We will also unleash daily Game Menus for lunch and dinner through February which belong on the pages of sportsmen’s magazines. If you’re a hunter, grab a beer with your hunting buddies and dig in. If you’re not a hunter, experience something amazing. HUNTER’S DINNERS start at 6 pm ($70 per person, reservations recommended), February 15 & February 26. GAME LUNCH & DINNER MENUS available daily through February.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Carberry Gallery Presents "Legacy"

February 1-28. In celebration of Black History Month, the gallery presents McCannon's elaborate and colorful quilt designs highlighting the many women of color who have made significant contributions to the history of African Americans. All quilts are made of wool and fiber that has been felted, hand-embroidered and beaded into intricate quilt designs. A meet-and-greet reception is schedule for Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

7 Main St. Charlemont MA

Zoar Outdoor February Ski Specials!

Zoar Outdoor Zoar Adventure Center is located in Wilmington, VT  and is the perfect place for a side trip. Take a break from the downhill slopes and rent snowshoes or XC skis to enjoy the brilliant, snow-covered scenery and woodsy trails. Take a guided trip or a lesson with members of our expert, friendly staff. And when you rent three pairs of skis or snowshoes anytime in February, you will get one pair free! Zoar Outdoor’s Hawk Mountain Lodge is offering “Ski and Stay ” packages this winter, complete with skiing at Berkshire East Ski Resort, just down the road from Zoar’s base in Charlemont, MA.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center EXHIBIT: Bionic Me

On view to December 2018, Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in our new Traveling Exhibit, Bionic Me. Bionic Me focuses on technology that takes its inspiration from the natural world, in order for humans to overcome difficulties and enhance their lives. This exhibit explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience, and contains both hands-on and full-body experiences.

Volleyball Hall of Fame, Holyoke MA

Volleyball Hall of Fame

Open Thursday through Sunday Noon to 4:30 PM. The Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Volleyball, is a not for-profit institution dedicated to honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to this international sport and to fostering the appreciation of the historical development of the game by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience

Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Pulp Romance

Norman Rockwell Museum presents Gloria Stoll Karn: Pulp Romance, an exhibition of works by Ms. Stoll Karn, one of just a few female illustrators working during the heyday of popular romance and dime store magazines of the 1940s. On view at the Museum from February 10 through June 10, 2018, the exhibition will look at the artistic contributions that Stoll Karn made to the pulp fiction industry, and her unexpected journey in a world previously assigned to male artists. Opening reception February 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

S Deerfield MA

Yankee Candle Village & School Break Fun

Come visit Yankee Candle Village during February School Vacation Week! Something different every day! So much FUN!! Saturday, Feb 17th: Pajama Day, Sunday, Feb 18th: Princess Sing - Along, Monday, Feb 19th: Dance Party, Tuesday, Feb 20th: Canvas Art, Wednesday, Feb 21st: "Build a Buddy" with Santa, Thursday, Feb 22nd: Shriner's Day, Friday, Feb 23rd: The Force will be here at Yankee Candle Village, Saturday, Feb 24th: Magic with Ed Popielarczyk, Sunday, Feb 25th: Dog Sled Rides.

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, School Vacation Week

February 17—25 We offer expanded winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations every day 10am to 4pm.  Investigation station topics may include dinosaurs, mammals, and birds. Come try a scavenger hunt or a habitat game! February 17, 1-4 pm. Opening Event: Reading the Rocky Book of the Past, Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley. February 24, 10:30-11:30am. Dinosaur Story Hour. A story hour with crafts and activities focusing on dinosaurs! For ages approximately 4 – 8, with a parent or guardian. Friends and siblings welcome.

Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Winterfest

Keep the kids busy during February school vacation week at Old Sturbridge Village with a mix of invigorating outdoor fun and cozy indoor activities and hands-on crafts. The Village is open all week from February 17-25, 9:30am-4:00pm. Visitors can enjoy a horse-drawn winter sleigh ride, and sledding on 1830s-style reproduction sleds (weather permitting). Indoor activities include learning about and making chocolate, along with tours and other demonstrations.

Windsor Locks CT

The New England Air Museum School Vacation Fun

The museum is offering an exciting array of family fun activities during School Vacation Week, February 19-23. Explore three giant exhibit hangars filled with over sixty historic aircraft, and experience the wonders of flight through hands-on activities including daily hands-on Build & Fly Challenges, interactive Flight Science Demonstrations, computerized Flight Simulators, and Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft.

Connecticut Science Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Science Center, Winter Vacation Fun

February 19-23, 10AM-5PM. When the kids are out of school, don’t panic – just plan an adventure to the Connecticut Science Center! You can explore four floors of fun with more than 165 hands-on exhibits, experience a 3D movie in our theater, and be part of the show with our daily LIVE! Science demos. And don't forget to warm up in our tropical Butterfly Encounter - sure to brighten any day.

Springfield MA

School Vacation Week, Springfield Museums

Join the Springfield Museums for a week of fabulous performances, Paleontology explorations, and fantastical imagining at DINOSAURS & DRAGONS February School Vacation Week (Feb. 19-23, 10 am-5 pm)! Special performances each day, a chance to meet Danny's Dinosaur from the Syd Hoff classic picture book series "Danny and the Dinosaur," see the Tanglewood Marionettes perform “The Dragon King,” learn about dinosaur footprints and skeletons in the Paleontology Lab, and so much more! We can't wait for you to join us.

The Zoo in Forest Park, Springfield MA

The Zoo in Forest Park Zoo Camp

Explore the lives, habitats and conservation of animals around the world during school break, Feb. 19 - Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet a new highlighted animal each day, see what goes into preparing diets for over 100 animals at the Zoo, create toys and foraging games for the goats, sheep, birds and other animals, Scavenger hunts, and much MORE! $220 for the session or Daily rates of $55. Only TWO spots remain, so book today!

Springfield MA

Bounce! Vacation Week

We will be extending our hours for this week. We hope to see you! Feb 19 - 22, 10AM - 8PM. Feb 23 open 10AM - 10PM.

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Holyoke MA

Holyoke Merry-Go-Round Open School Vacation Week

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will be open during the School Vacation Week. In addition to our current hours of Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4 PM we will be open Monday through Friday. Feb 22 & 23 FREE FACE PAINTING 1pm to 3pm! - FREE GAME DAY 12pm to 3:45pm! Feb 24 & 25 FREE GAME DAY 12pm to 3:45pm!

Forest Park, Springfield MA

Fabulous February at Forest Park

40th anniversary of Fabulous February. This year's program offers families the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors right in our beautiful Forest Park. Skating, Movie Night, Adventure Challenge, Pool, Pizza, & Ice Cream Party!

Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramics

February 20, 2018–September 9, 2018. Pulled from the storage vaults of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics from the permanent collection. Recognized by American museums as fine art only within the past seventy years, ceramic pieces are still often relegated to the category of decorative art or craft. This exhibition celebrates the outstanding creativity of American artists working in clay during the 20th century including Brother Thomas Bezanson, George Peterson and Beatrice Wood.

Stockbridge MA

Norman Rockwell Museum, Imagining the Impossible

School Vacation Week Drop-in Art Programs; Art and Movies at the Museum. Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23, 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy this fun-filled week of drop-in art activities and imaginative movies inspired by our special exhibition, including Dark Crystal (Wednesday), The Never Ending Story (Thursday), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Friday), and more. Family Day! Imagination Celebration: Fantasy Characters and New Worlds. Saturday, February 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. And remember: FREE admission for Kids & Teens 18 and under!

Somers CT

Sonny's Place & President's Week

Kids off of school? Come see us for a great time! The Arcade, Mini Bowling, Laser Tag and NEW Carousel Cafe & Bar are now open! Our special President's Week hours are Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm. Friday: 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square's Blood Drive

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. - Second Floor. Ski Passes for All Blood Donors! You can make a difference by donating blood during the American Red Cross' Tower Square Blood Drive. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are preferred.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Soul Food & Jazz Luncheon

Thursday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. In celebration of Black History Month, STCC's Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a Soul Food & Jazz Luncheon featuring The Jimmy Greene Quartet.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Exhibit: Piece Together

January 23 through May 27. Mary Lee Bendolph (b. 1935) is celebrated for her bold compositions and improvisational quilting style. This exhibition, which is the first to examine works from five decades of Bendolph’s life, considers her quilts as objects with many meanings. At once functional necessities and aesthetic wonders, many of the quilts on view are also family documents and symbolic memorials. Gallery Talk - The Circular Aesthetics of Mary Lee Bendolph and Toni Morrison Thursday, February 22, 4:15 p.m.

Springfield MA

Springfield College Art Exhibition

Through March 12. Art Exhibition: All Two-Gather by Andrae Green. Andrae Green’s paintings span his career, and in a way, is a mini-retrospection. The paintings show how his thought process has evolved—and is evolving—and also where he might end up. Painting is how he documents both his inner and outer life and it helps him to come to grips with worlds within and outside.

Tower Square, Springfield MA

Tower Square Black History Presentations

African Cuisine cooking demo, Feb 22, noon. The D.R.E.A.M students special Black History Celebration performance at Tower Square entitled “Living the Dream” on Friday, February 23 at noon in the food court. Song, Dance, Poetry.