Oct
5
Sat
2019
She Shapes History Exhibition @ Berkshire Museum
Oct 5 2019 @ 10:00 am – May 25 2020 @ 5:00 pm
She Shapes History Exhibition @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of American women winning the right to vote with “She Shapes History”! This original exhibition shines a light on exceptional women, their work, and how their accomplishments have changed United States history over the past two centuries. Trace the expectations of “women’s work” in the United States from the early 19th-century homestead to the record number of women holding public office today, and learn about the lives of extraordinary women, including local heroes Elizabeth Freeman and Susan B. Anthony.

In this hands-on exhibition, visitors of all ages are invited to uncover the history of the American voting system and the importance of being involved as a citizen today. From voting and advocacy to marches and protests, discover the techniques used by suffragists and women’s rights activists to sway public opinion and make a difference. Then, make your own voice heard by casting a ballot and participating in a guided gallery program which includes the opportunity to design your own protest sign.

“She Shapes History” is sure to inspire, educate, and entertain the whole family as you uncover untold stories, cast your votes, and learn how you, too, can shape history.

Feb
19
Wed
2020
Speaker Series – The Bald Eagle Reintroduction Project @ Westfield Athenaeum
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker Series - The Bald Eagle Reintroduction Project @ Westfield Athenaeum | Westfield | Massachusetts | United States

This presentation is about the bald eagle restoration project that took place throughout the 1980’s at The Quabbin Reservoir. MassWildlife released a total of 41 immature bald eagles at the Quabbin with hopes to restore the bald eagle to Massachusetts as a nesting species. The last known bald eagle nest was in 1906 on Cape Cod. You’ve seen eagles at Quabbin and all around Massachusetts now, but do you know the story behind them getting there? Dale Monette does, he was part of it. Come by and see the whole process from when the birds are brought as chicks to the Prescott Peninsula “hack site” on Quabbin, until they are released into the wild 6 weeks later and what the eagle population looks like today.

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Easthampton Council on Aging @ Easthampton Council on Aging
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Easthampton Council on Aging @ Easthampton Council on Aging | Easthampton | Massachusetts | United States

MAHJONG: Meets every Monday at 1:00 p.m. All levels welcome. Call for information 527-6151.

BINGO: Bingo is held on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Seating begins at 12:00 p.m. Minimum: $1.00/strip (3 cards). Maximum 6 strips = $6.00 (18 cards). Please arrive by 12:15 p.m. to purchase your cards in advance. Usage fee: $.50/person per week.

CRIBBAGE: Now offering cribbage on Tuesdays at 1:00pm downstairs meeting room. Open group boards provided. No fee.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: The cost is $5.00 pp. Beginers Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Advanced Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. The instructors are: Stephen Bailey and Roxanne Labato-Bailey. SUMMER BREAK BEGINS IN JUNE

HEALTHY BONES & BALANCE CLASS: TWO CLASSES Meets on Mondays 9:45-10:50 a.m., 11:00-12;00 am. Instructor: Glafyra Ennis-Yentsch– “Gliffy”Donation: $3.00. Classes assist with improving balance, strength and endurance. Seated and Standing exercise.

BOCCE– Wednesdays at 9:00am Held at Nonotuck park, weather dependent & seasonal – open group.

HAND-CRAFT GROUP: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Do you knit, crochet, and more? Come on  in for the Handcraft Group. This an open social group that  shares  ideas and patterns and can help with knotty problems! This is not a class that offers beginner knitting lessons, but, it you have a project you are working on they are happy to help.. Please call 527-6151 if you have any questions.

QUILTING: A friendly group of quilters meet at the Enrichment Center every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to work on their own quilting projects. You must supply your own equipment and materials. No Fee. Call 527-6151 for further information.

MEN’S GROUP– Meets  Second & Fourth Thursdays each month @ 12:30. What’s On your Mind? Come down, enjoy the fireplace and cushy chairs, have a cup of coffee and discuss, solve world problems in an hour. Open to Men 55+ all communities.

GENEALOGY GROUP ; Meets fourth Wednesday each month @ 2pm.Open group, no fee.

SUNDER SEWING:- With SUDHA PATEL- Thursdays from 10- 12 ONLYSunder means “Beautiful” in Gujarati.  A new tailoring and minor alteration service. Fee schedule is posted outside the downstairs Care Room. Please do not ask to drop off or pick up orders at the front desk, We can not accept them. Pricing for small items such as pants hemming, etc. starts at $10.00  fees for materials and larger projects apply. Tailoring items for and pick ups/ drop offs are through Suda only.  NEW at Sunder Sewing. Sewing Lessons with Sudha are available by appointment. Cost is $20.00 for 2 hours instruction.

COMPUTER COLLABORATIVE CLASSES:  Held once per month (here at 19 Union Street PLEASE CALL FOR DATES AND TIMES) in collaboration with Emily Williston Library. 9 seats are available. Great, clear instruction in a small group setting on various subjects such as online shopping safety, uploading and attaching video to messages and more. Please Call the LIBRARY to REGISTER @ 527-1031. COMING IN MAY 2019 One to one computer help by appointment.

ZUMBA GOLD CLASSES: Zumba Gold Classes are held on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Zumba Gold is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class. The Gold class, however, is less intense, with dance routines for beginners and older adults who may have limited capabilities. The class consists of a series of easy-to-follow dance moves. Have fun, burn fat, lose weight, low impact and great music!! Cost: $5 per class. Walk ins welcome.

TAI CHI with LEN BURLINGAME on Firday mornings 9-10 am . Len has 27 years experience and a great method. Cost is $5.00 per class payable in advance for the month.

READER’S THEATRE- on Mondays 10-12  THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED TO MEMBERS. We are at capacity.

FRIENDS OF THE COA Fundraising group- Meets second friday of each month 10:00 am (unless otherwise posted). This is an open, friendly, volunteer group that raises funds to  help supplement and support programming at the Council on Aging.

REIKI—-BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (FEES APPLY) WED. JUNE 12TH, 9AM-12 PM TUES JUNE 17TH 4:30-6:30PM

FITNESS CENTER: The Fitness Center is open to  Easthampton,Southampton & Westhampton residents 55+. We have commercial grade treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, recumbent cycle, NuStep and SciFit Cross Trainers, Windjammer, Waterrower and Cardio Strider. The annual membership fee is $75.00/year for Easthampton residents and $115.00 for out-of-town residents (Northampton is not included), Must be st least 55+ years of age. Registration and medical clearance forms are available at the Enrichment Center, or you can download on this website.. Medical and regisration forms must be completed and orientation appointment must be completed before you can use the equipment. Call 527-6151 to make your 30 minute orientation appointment after your forms are in. Come get healthy at a great pricepoint!

COFFEE STATION

The Coffee Station offers self-serve coffee, various teas, & cocoa for $.50 cents per cup. Available all day.
Bottles of water are available for $.50 cents which are located in the mini-refrigerator.
There is no fee to use the microwave, and you may bring your own lunch to eat in the café area.
All of this is offered on an “honor system” we provide a box for you to put your coffee money into.

Westfield Council on Aging @ Westfield Senior Center
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Westfield Council on Aging @ Westfield Senior Center | Westfield | Massachusetts | United States
The Westfield Council on Aging is pleased to offer a wide range of services and programs to older adults. Our goal is to facilitate access to services available in Westfield by providing assistance and making information readily available. The mission of the Westfield Council on Aging is to maximize the independence of older adults by providing services and programs that facilitate self-reliance, enhance socialization, and promote all aspects of healthy, valued, and creative aging.

Drop-in Center

The Senior Center is a drop-in center open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop by for coffee, snacks and conversation with other seniors. Coffee is only 50 cents. A daily newspaper is available for your enjoyment.

Kids’ Terrarium Class @ Township Four
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids' Terrarium Class @ Township Four | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a terrarium building class during Winter Break! We’ll be making a natural mini-garden that is easy to make and take care of at home! This terrarium is in a 6″ wide and tall glass cylinder.

All materials are included; your choice of up to 4 terrarium or succulent plants and accents such as mosses, lichens, apple twigs, and mini pine cones! This needs a warm area (room temperature) and bright light, but not direct sunlight; and it is easy to see when it needs to be watered!

We are offering multiple kids’ classes during this week, please see our other classes on our Events Page.

Space is limited to six participants, aged 8 to 16. Responsible adult required per 2 kids; prepaid reservations are required and may be done by calling 413.347.3244, emailing flowers@townshipfour.com, or messaging through Facebook. The cost is $25 per participant (no charge for adults…unless you want to make one, too!) No refunds will be given; if necessary, you may apply funds towards another class or items in store.

Private floral, seasonal decor, and terrarium classes are available for parties of six or more. Please ask! These are great for friends, families, and office parties!

2020 REAL ART PARTY @ Berkshire Museum
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 REAL ART PARTY @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Berkshire Art Association needs your help! We are seeking donations of 10×10 inch original art for the 10×10 RAP – a fundraiser benefiting Berkshire County art students. The 10×10 RAP will be at the Berkshire Museum during the City of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival in February. It’s an art exhibit and a FREE art party.
A $25 ticket purchase guarantees a piece of original art, drawn at random, to take home. “ARTIX” will be sold at the Berkshire Museum front desk during the exhibit and the night of the party.

In 2013, BAA launched the 10×10 RAP (Real Art Party) ­– a fun(d) venture with Storefront Artist Project and the Berkshire Museum to benefit Berkshire art students. Art is donated by artists, shown at the Berkshire Museum, and sold via ARTix at a culminating party during the City of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Festival in February. The $25 ARTtix guarantees the buyer to a work of art to take home the night of the party.

Proceeds from the 10×10 RAP benefit the BAA college fellowships, art field trip grants for Berkshire high schools, and free admission for art students to the Berkshire Museum.

Feb 20, Thursday – 10×10 RAP (FREE ADMISSION)
5pm – Doors open to the 10×10 Real Art Party
6pm – ARTIX drawn: Each $5 ARTIX — 5×5=10 RAP for a piece of art made by children under 10
7pm – ARTIX drawn: Each $25 ARTIX guarantees a piece of original art to take home

Feb
21
Fri
2020
Easthampton Council on Aging @ Easthampton Council on Aging
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easthampton Council on Aging @ Easthampton Council on Aging | Easthampton | Massachusetts | United States

MAHJONG: Meets every Monday at 1:00 p.m. All levels welcome. Call for information 527-6151.

BINGO: Bingo is held on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 3 p.m. Seating begins at 12:00 p.m. Minimum: $1.00/strip (3 cards). Maximum 6 strips = $6.00 (18 cards). Please arrive by 12:15 p.m. to purchase your cards in advance. Usage fee: $.50/person per week.

CRIBBAGE: Now offering cribbage on Tuesdays at 1:00pm downstairs meeting room. Open group boards provided. No fee.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: The cost is $5.00 pp. Beginers Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Advanced Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m. The instructors are: Stephen Bailey and Roxanne Labato-Bailey. SUMMER BREAK BEGINS IN JUNE

HEALTHY BONES & BALANCE CLASS: TWO CLASSES Meets on Mondays 9:45-10:50 a.m., 11:00-12;00 am. Instructor: Glafyra Ennis-Yentsch– “Gliffy”Donation: $3.00. Classes assist with improving balance, strength and endurance. Seated and Standing exercise.

BOCCE– Wednesdays at 9:00am Held at Nonotuck park, weather dependent & seasonal – open group.

HAND-CRAFT GROUP: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Do you knit, crochet, and more? Come on  in for the Handcraft Group. This an open social group that  shares  ideas and patterns and can help with knotty problems! This is not a class that offers beginner knitting lessons, but, it you have a project you are working on they are happy to help.. Please call 527-6151 if you have any questions.

QUILTING: A friendly group of quilters meet at the Enrichment Center every Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to work on their own quilting projects. You must supply your own equipment and materials. No Fee. Call 527-6151 for further information.

MEN’S GROUP– Meets  Second & Fourth Thursdays each month @ 12:30. What’s On your Mind? Come down, enjoy the fireplace and cushy chairs, have a cup of coffee and discuss, solve world problems in an hour. Open to Men 55+ all communities.

GENEALOGY GROUP ; Meets fourth Wednesday each month @ 2pm.Open group, no fee.

SUNDER SEWING:- With SUDHA PATEL- Thursdays from 10- 12 ONLYSunder means “Beautiful” in Gujarati.  A new tailoring and minor alteration service. Fee schedule is posted outside the downstairs Care Room. Please do not ask to drop off or pick up orders at the front desk, We can not accept them. Pricing for small items such as pants hemming, etc. starts at $10.00  fees for materials and larger projects apply. Tailoring items for and pick ups/ drop offs are through Suda only.  NEW at Sunder Sewing. Sewing Lessons with Sudha are available by appointment. Cost is $20.00 for 2 hours instruction.

COMPUTER COLLABORATIVE CLASSES:  Held once per month (here at 19 Union Street PLEASE CALL FOR DATES AND TIMES) in collaboration with Emily Williston Library. 9 seats are available. Great, clear instruction in a small group setting on various subjects such as online shopping safety, uploading and attaching video to messages and more. Please Call the LIBRARY to REGISTER @ 527-1031. COMING IN MAY 2019 One to one computer help by appointment.

ZUMBA GOLD CLASSES: Zumba Gold Classes are held on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Zumba Gold is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class. The Gold class, however, is less intense, with dance routines for beginners and older adults who may have limited capabilities. The class consists of a series of easy-to-follow dance moves. Have fun, burn fat, lose weight, low impact and great music!! Cost: $5 per class. Walk ins welcome.

TAI CHI with LEN BURLINGAME on Firday mornings 9-10 am . Len has 27 years experience and a great method. Cost is $5.00 per class payable in advance for the month.

READER’S THEATRE- on Mondays 10-12  THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED TO MEMBERS. We are at capacity.

FRIENDS OF THE COA Fundraising group- Meets second friday of each month 10:00 am (unless otherwise posted). This is an open, friendly, volunteer group that raises funds to  help supplement and support programming at the Council on Aging.

REIKI—-BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (FEES APPLY) WED. JUNE 12TH, 9AM-12 PM TUES JUNE 17TH 4:30-6:30PM

FITNESS CENTER: The Fitness Center is open to  Easthampton,Southampton & Westhampton residents 55+. We have commercial grade treadmills, elliptical cross trainers, recumbent cycle, NuStep and SciFit Cross Trainers, Windjammer, Waterrower and Cardio Strider. The annual membership fee is $75.00/year for Easthampton residents and $115.00 for out-of-town residents (Northampton is not included), Must be st least 55+ years of age. Registration and medical clearance forms are available at the Enrichment Center, or you can download on this website.. Medical and regisration forms must be completed and orientation appointment must be completed before you can use the equipment. Call 527-6151 to make your 30 minute orientation appointment after your forms are in. Come get healthy at a great pricepoint!

COFFEE STATION

The Coffee Station offers self-serve coffee, various teas, & cocoa for $.50 cents per cup. Available all day.
Bottles of water are available for $.50 cents which are located in the mini-refrigerator.
There is no fee to use the microwave, and you may bring your own lunch to eat in the café area.
All of this is offered on an “honor system” we provide a box for you to put your coffee money into.

Westfield Council on Aging @ Westfield Senior Center
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Westfield Council on Aging @ Westfield Senior Center | Westfield | Massachusetts | United States
The Westfield Council on Aging is pleased to offer a wide range of services and programs to older adults. Our goal is to facilitate access to services available in Westfield by providing assistance and making information readily available. The mission of the Westfield Council on Aging is to maximize the independence of older adults by providing services and programs that facilitate self-reliance, enhance socialization, and promote all aspects of healthy, valued, and creative aging.

Drop-in Center

The Senior Center is a drop-in center open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop by for coffee, snacks and conversation with other seniors. Coffee is only 50 cents. A daily newspaper is available for your enjoyment.

Winter Tree Identification Hike @ Mount Greylock State Reservation
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Tree Identification Hike @ Mount Greylock State Reservation | Cheshire | Massachusetts | United States

Calling all our NATURE DETECTIVES!
Learn how to identify trees during their winter slumber with DCR Management Forester, Kevin Podkowka, on this family friendly WINTER TREE IDENTIFICATION HIKE along the Bradley Farm Trail!

Be prepared for the weather by wearing appropriate clothing and sturdy snow boots (traction devices, trekking poles and snowshoes may also be advisable). Inclement weather cancels.

This program is FREE and open for ages 8 and up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Program duration 90 minutes.
Meet at the Visitor Center.

Bella’s Bartok @ HiLo North Adams
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bella's Bartok @ HiLo North Adams | North Adams | Massachusetts | United States

All little children grow up, one day – all except the bedazzled and glittered boys of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of street performance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless.

Bella’s Bartok started in the dimly lit alleyways of Great Barrington, MA, Bella’s Bartok gradually evolved from street-punk performers to an electric, brass-filled, accordion-based spectacle that has continued to entertain audiences for nearly a decade. The line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Vocals, Bass, all-around entertainer), Dan Niederhauser (Guitar and Vocals), Amory Drennan (Trombone/Banjo and Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion and Trumpet), Gershon Rosen (Trumpet), and Alex Kogut (Accordion, Keyboard). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more. Find Bella’s Bartok on a variety of stages, at a myriad of festivals, or on the street across the continental United States. Audiences often pick up on the band’s main influences such as Frank Zappa, System of a Down, Tom Waits, and Oingo Boingo.

If you’ve never listened to Bella’s Bartok, stop what you’re doing right now. Run to the nearest computer and listen to their uproarious, joyful, eclectic sound. The band plays a mesmerizing mix of Eastern European, Americana, punk, and pop music. Their live shows are theatrical, “a mix of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Rocky Horror Picture Show” says front man Asher Putnam. “We are the night and you are bound to boogie.” So, do yourself a favor, practice a little self care, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and let yourself get lost to the tune of Bella’s Bartok – before the tumult of daily life rears its ugly head once more. Floors may be broken, but hearts will be mended.