March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018 (Sunday)
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.

Smith College, Northampton MA

Smith College Botanic Garden Spring Bulb Show

March 3-18, Lyman Plant House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays, until 8:00 pm. $5 suggested donation. The bulb show is a Smith tradition that began in the early 1900s. A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring. Opening Lecture by Tim Johnson Stories About Seeds, Friday March 2, 7:30pm.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge MA

Old Sturbridge Village Presents Maple Days Celebrations

The crisp air of late winter and early spring is broken by the warm scents of wood smoke and maple syrup wafting during OSV Maple Days celebrations March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. Learn about how maple sugaring was done in 19th-century New England by visiting OSV’s sugar camp. Plus, see how maple syrup was “sugared off” to make maple sugar, learn how the maple sugar process has changed over the years.

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

Springfield Technical Community College Carberry Gallery Presents Sean Greene

March 6-27. Carberry Gallery presents new work/solo exhibition by Sean Greene, a Florence, Mass, artist. Sean Greene has been exhibiting frequently in the U.S. in galleries. He received grants from the Somerville and Northampton Arts Councils, the Artists Resource Trust and recently has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. His work is in private collections in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and France, as well as the corporate collection of Neiman Marcus, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA

Yiddish Book Center & Annual Pioneer Valley Film Festival

The 13th Annual Pioneer Valley Film Festival, runs March 15 - 27, with 25 film screenings at 18 community venues across Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. Join us for two week of entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking films that explore the best of independent cinema through a Jewish lens. March 15, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Opening Night: Bye Bye Germany. $16 – $25

Massachusetts

Maple Weekend

The sugaring season has begun! Visit a sugarhouse to learn about maple sugaring, pick up pure Massachusetts maple syrup and other treats, or eat at a restaurant that's featuring menu items made with pure Massachusetts maple syrup.

Springfield MA

BasketBull Jr. HoopHall Championships - The Finals

March 17-18. Our "Finals" event will be held in the Greater Springfield area and will feature teams that have qualified by placing in the top 4 of their division in one of our previous Jr. HoopHall Series events.  It will also feature selected teams and programs that have been hand-picked and received an invite from our staff.

Holyoke MA

Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade

67th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 18, at noon. The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade has been a cherished institution since 1952. Each March, our city streets fill with happy folks from near and far celebrating Irish heritage, civic pride, faith, family, friendship and tradition. A regional event attracting over 400,000 on street spectators, this Parade is the Pioneer Valley’s biggest homecoming of the year!

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst MA

Eric Carle Museum Presents Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

tl_files/content/calendar/2013/carlecaterpillar.pngAcross the country, schools, libraries, and bookstores celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, usually on the first day of spring. The Carle will celebrate this year on March 18. Upon its release, the book was named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic.