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Thursday 10/13

For My Friend W.R. Brown: Exhibition of Robert Frost’s best friendship in Amherst (or anywhere), on display in Special Collections through October. Featuring letters, rare books, and Christmas cards given to Brown by Frost over the course of their forty year friendship. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst (413) 259-3097, joneslibrary.org.

Get Out and Vote!: Presentation by liberal blogger and analyst Bill Scher and Republican political consultant Holly Robichaud. Part of the Springfield Technical Community College Ovations series. 11 a.m. Free. Scibelli Hall (Building 2), Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield. (413) 755-4233, [email protected].

Hadley Potluck: 5:30 p.m. Hadley Council on Aging, 46 Middle St., Hadley. (413) 549-2079.

Jaguars in Panama — Human-Cat Conflict: 7 p.m. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. (413) 584-3009, massaudubon.org.

Mary Wroth’s Blank Spaces: Five College Renaissance Seminar with Jennifer Higginbotham. 4:30 p.m. Free. Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 577-3600, umass.edu/renaissance.

Mt. Tom Solar Farm Groundbreaking Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. Mt. Tom Station, 200 Northampton St., Holyoke. (617) 886-8759.

U.S. Neoslavery — A History of the Prison Industrial Present: Talk by Dennis Childs, associate professor of African American Literature at the University of California, San Diego. 4 p.m. Free. UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst. umass.edu/events.

Voting in the Presidential Library: Calling kids of all ages! Learn about voting, local government, and presidential elections. Special guest story time with Mayor David Narkewicz. 3:30 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. (413) 587-1010, forbeslibrary.org.

Weird Massachusetts — A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger: Multimedia lecture, Q&A, and book signing. A weird and paranormal tour of Massachusetts, from one of the most prolific paranormal researchers today. 7 p.m. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. (413) 259-3223, [email protected]

Friday 10/14 

Adventure Du Jour Trunk Show: Come see some fantastic designs by two best friends who like to play around with yarn. Debbi Stone and Marcy Vandale explore texture, fabric, design elements, and knitwear. 9 a.m. to noon. WEBS, 75 Service Center Road, Northampton. (800) 367-9327, yarn.com.

Amherst International Folkdancing: Line, circle and couple dances from the Balkans, Middle East, and Eastern Europe. No partner needed. Beginner friendly; clean soft-soled shoes needed. Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Free. Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. amherstfolkdancing.org.

Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest: 7th annual celebration supports the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. West African drum and dance traditions featuring over 75 drumming artists in short performance sequences from the Berkshires and beyond, including master artists from Guinea. Includes a marketplace, silent auction, nature info displays, and showing of the Tamarack Hollow video in the theater. 6 p.m. $10-$20. Koussevitsky Arts Center, Boland Theater, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. (413) 522-1505, tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org.

Dialogue on Black Lives Matter Movement: With panelists Opal Tometi and Janaya Khan and moderator Barbara Ransby. Keynote for the When and Where I Enter Symposium. 8 p.m. Free. John M. Greene Hall, 60 Elm St., Northampton. (413) 585-2190, [email protected].

Gymnastics Exhibition Show: 107th annual event at Springfield College. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Blake Arena, 263 Alden St., Springfield. (413) 748.3000, spfldcol.edu.

International Coffee Hour: Conversation with students and community members over free coffee, tea and tasty snacks. Co-sponsored by Student Affairs and Campus Life and the International Programs office. 4 p.m. Free. 300 Massachusetts Ave., UMass Amherst. umass.edu/events.

It Takes a Village: Confidential weekly drop-in circle for mothers of infants and young children. Take the opportunity to meet other local moms and engage in adult conversation in a mother-friendly space. Expectant mothers also welcome. Free childcare available for children 5 and under. 10 a.m. :00am. Free. St. John’s Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield. (413) 650-3640, [email protected].

Lion’s Club Wine Tasting: Annual event, with a new twist: wines offered from hometown Bert’s Spirit Shop along with craft beer tasting (brewery TBA). Come hungry. 6:30 p.m. $30. St. Robert’s Bellarmine Church, 52 S. Elm St., Windsor Locks, CT. [email protected].

McCray’s Farm Monster Mash Haunted Hayrides: Site features a free petting zoo, 18-hole mini golf course, and 20-minute scenic hayrides around the farm. Inside the creamery, enjoy lunch and a cone of homemade ice cream. Fridays and Saturdays through the month. $5 for kids; $15-$20 for adults. McCray’s Farm, 55 Alvord St., South Hadley. (413) 533-0775, mccrays-farm.com.

Natural History Sunset Walk: 6 p.m. Free. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. (413) 584-3009, massaudubon.org.

Understanding Substance Abuse and Recovery: Discussion with Dawn Gellar of Clinical and Support Options, which provides interventions and services to support individual adults, children and families. Noon. Free. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr., Greenfield. gcc.mass.edu.

Saturday 10/15

AEIOUkes: Community ukulele club meets regularly for practice and public performances. All levels welcome, including beginners. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. (413) 587-1011, forbeslibrary.org. 

Archaeology Day: Enjoy an 11 a.m. guided tour of the Old Burying Ground on Albany Road with Claire Carlson, education program coordinator at Historic Deerfield, followed the 2 p.m. lecture “Marginalized Memory: St. Helena’s Archaeological Connection to the Transatlantic Slave Trade” ​ by Dr. Heidi Bauer-Clapp, UMass Amherst, then the 3 p.m. lecture “Eliza Clarkson’s Sewing Table: Its Incredible Journey from China to St. Helena to New England.” Part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month. Free and open to the public. Historic Deerfield, 84 Old Main St., Deerfield. (413) 774-5581, historic-deerfield.org. 

Armenian Bazaar: Annual celebration of many favorite Armenian dinners including shish kebab and rice pilaf. Both traditional Armenian and American baked goods will be featured, such as paklava and spinach cheese pie. Take-out available by phone. 11 a.m. Free. St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 135 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard, Springfield. (413) 543-4763, [email protected]

Friends of the Sunderland Public Library Book and Bake Sale: Large variety of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult books, as well as DVDs, CDs, and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. (413) 665-2642, sunderlandpubliclibrary.org. 

Gran-Val Scoop Autumn Scoop-tacular: Local farmers, authors, crafters, artists and other vendors. Hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin carving, and fall ice cream flavors. Afternoon backyard film screening of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit. Noon to 6 p.m. Gran-Val Scoop, 233 Granby Road, Granville. (413) 357-0164, granvalscoop.com. 

Gymnastics Exhibition Show: See Friday’s listing. 

Happier Family Comedy Show: Monthly improv comedy show for the whole family. Best for 5-12 year olds and their adults. 4 p.m. $10 adults; $5 kids. Eastworks Community Room (Suite 160), 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. (413) 658-4615, happiervalley.com. 

Harvest Fest and Yappy Valley Community Dog Show: 11 a.m. Nonotuck Park, Sheehan Field, Easthampton. easthamptonhigh.org. 

McCray’s Farm Monster Mash Haunted Hayrides: See Friday’s listing. 

Moose in Massachusetts: Presentation on the state’s largest land mammal by MassWildlife Connecticut Valley District Manager Ralph Taylor. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 863-3221, greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org. 

New England Tarot Guild: 1 p.m. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. (413) 348-7365, lillylibrary.org, [email protected]

OnTrend Fall Craft Fair: Dozens of New England’s top indie crafters sell high-quality, handmade goods. Jewelry, candles, body care products, knitted and crocheted apparel, photo gifts, wood crafts, and more. 10 a.m. Free. Hadley Town Commons, 99 Russell St., Hadley. ontrendcrafts.com. 

Slavery in the Valley — Five Unsung Heroes Who Resisted: Talk by Robert H. Romer, physicist and historian at Amherst College, and the author of Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts. 2:30 p.m. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. (413) 259-3223, [email protected]

Southampton Community Supper: 5 p.m. Southampton Congregational Church, 210 College Highway, Southampton. (413) 527, 1173, shcong.org. 

Walk For Freedom: Third annual event to raise awareness and to eradicate modern day slavery, the largest growing crime in the world. 4-6 p.m.; pre-registration online. Connecticut Veteran Memorial, 946 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT. a21.org/connecticut.

Sunday 10/16 

5K for Farmland and Farmers Market Festival: 10 a.m. West Street Town Common, Hadley. runreg.com/5kforfarmland2016.

Edward Arron and Jeewon Park: Playing cello and piano, respectively. With clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois. An intimate afternoon of chamber music including pieces by Beethoven, Bernstein, De Falla, Glinka, and Piazzolla. 3 p.m. $25 general; $20 members; free for students.  The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303, clarkart.edu. 

Group Clawhammer Banjo Class Series: Learn to play Clawhammer banjo from scratch with other beginning players. Learn simple chords to strum songs with a technique known as frailing in the style of old-time music. 7:30 p.m. $30-$35. Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton. maggieshar.com. [email protected]

Julie Schumacher: The first woman to win the Thurber Prize for American Humor with her epistolary novel, Dear Committee Members, which depicts a cynical and disillusioned creative writing professor. Public reading, with Q&A and signing to follow. 2 p.m. Free. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. aomtheatre.com. 

Pioneer Valley Book and Ephemera Fair: A New England tradition in its 12th year, presented by the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers. Exhibitors from across the Northeast sell collectible, rare, antique, modern, fine, scholarly and used books, manuscripts, prints, maps, autographs, photographs, postcards and every other sort of printed ephemera. Many local SNEAB members also exhibit. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$6; free for children 12 and under. Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St. (Rt. 9), Northampton. pioneervalleybooks.com, flamingoeventz.com. 

Sunday HeroClix!: Hosted by Jaimie. 1 p.m. Free. Comics N’ More, 31 Union St., Easthampton. comicsnmoreeast.com. 

UMass Hillel Ride to Provide: 9 a.m. UMass Hillel, 388 N. Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 687-2037, [email protected]

Valley Wed: Not your average wedding expo. Featuring a hand-picked selection of the top wedding vendors in the community, with the goal of inspiring connections and honoring style with a locally sourced approach. Spend the afternoon and enjoy gift bags, great giveaways, drinks, snacks, live music, pick your own apples, and horse and carriage rides. 11 a.m. $6-$10. Quonquont Farm, 9 North St., Whately. (413) 362-6030, valleywed.com. 

Westhampton Fall Festival: 11th annual event offers a mix of activities and demonstrations, plus music, games for children, and lots of good food. Woodsmen’s demo, axe-throwing, beekeeping, wool spinning, corn shucking, hay bale maze, cow pie bingo, Indian motorcycles, classic and antique cars, farm animals, children’s games and crafts, giant pumpkin contest, and the grand finale: The Great Pumpkin Roll. 12:30 p.m. Free. Town Center, 1 North Road, Westhampton. (413) 527-5903, [email protected]

Monday 10/17 

Align the Spine — Feel Divine: Gentle strengthening chair yoga to grow taller as you age, improving strength and balance. 10:30 a.m. First Churches, Lyman Hall, 129 Main St., Northampton. (845) 866-7822, [email protected]

Chained in Silence — A History of Black Women and Convict Labor: The 2016 UMass and Five College Graduate Program in History Distinguished Annual Lecture features Talitha L. LeFlouria, associate professor at the University of Virginia, whose award-winning book will be available for purchase. 4:30 p.m. Free. 300 Massachusetts Ave., UMass Amherst. umass.edu. 

Dinner On Us — Positive Parenting with Victoria Munroe: Includes a free family dinner and supervised care for accompanying children. Space is limited; pre-register online. UMass Student Union Building, 300 Massachusetts Ave., UMass Amherst. (413) 545-0865. umass.edu/events/dinner-us-positive-parenting. 

Drawing in the Park: Mill 180 Park’s drawing group. Bring your own supplies and your eyes. Artists work independently, but come together in the end to share their work. All levels welcome. No sign-up necessary. 9 a.m. Free. Mill 180 Park, Suite 217, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. [email protected]

Forbes Library Mystery Book Group: 7 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. (413) 587-1011, forbeslibrary.org. 

Get Big Money Out of Government: Over 630,000 people nationwide have endorsed the plan. Join local chapter Represent Western Mass to learn the steps and about joining up. No dues or fees — just commitment and determination. 6:30-8 p.m. River Valley Co-op, 330 N King St., Northampton. (413) 588-2036, [email protected]

Great Books Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St,, Northampton. (413) 587-1011, forbeslibrary.org. 

Introduction to Mindfulness: Info session held in a nurturing space. For anyone interested in mindfulness, meditation, or in secular practices that can help individuals manage difficult emotions and stress. Led by Dr. Shalini Bahl. Eight week course meets once a week. 6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mindfulness, 67 North Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 687-1499, remindingproject.com, [email protected]

Political Polarization and the Future of American Politics: Presented by the LPV Alumni Association. Led by author Erik Fogg, who will also touch on issues and patterns related to millennial voters. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. RSVP by October 12. 5:30 p.m. WGBY Studios, 44 Hampden St., Springfield. leadershippv.org.  

Semi-Extreme Couponing: Course for those interested in learning how to use coupons effectively without spending a lot of time cutting and organizing. Please bring one non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry. 5:30 p.m. $25. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St., Northampton. (413) 587-1414, [email protected]

Thich Nhat Hanh Sangha: 6 p.m. The Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton. (207) 841-5419. 

World Literature Book Club: Reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. 6:30 p.m. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. (413) 665-2642, sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday 10/18 

Children’s Book Writers Group: Adults who write for children are invited to attend a critique group in the Greenfield Room the third Tuesday of each month. Facilitated by Nell Wright. 6-8 p.m. Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 772-1544, greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture — Donald Fisher: Professor Emeritus of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 4 p.m. Free. UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave., Amherst. umass.edu/events.

Ellen Wittlinger: Reading and book signing by the local author of the new novel Local Girl Swept Away. Wittlinger is the author of fifteen young adult and middle grade novels. 6:30 p.m. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. (413) 665-2642, sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Fiber Arts Circle: Weekly meet-up for wool crafts of all stripes: knitting, crochet, spinning, etc. Join us during your lunch hour to relax, craft, and chat. All levels welcome. Please bring your own materials. 11 a.m. Free. Make It Springfield, 168 Worthington St., Springfield. (413) 454-1195, [email protected]

Free Legal Clinic: Individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners can meet one-on-one for 30 minutes with Sarah Willey, Esq. to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and other business related issues. Attorney Willey is also an expert on international compliance laws. Appointments are required and subject to availability. To schedule a session in Greenfield, contact Lynn Shedd at the MSBDC office number listed. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Free. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., Greenfield. (413) 737-6712 ext. 100.

Jazz — From America’s Popular Music to America’s Art Form: 2 p.m. Free. Greenfield Community College Downtown Center, 279 Main St., Greenfield. gcc.mass.edu/creditfree/senior-symposia. 

Montague Chair Yoga: 10:30 a.m. Free. Montague Senior Center, 62 5th St., Turners Falls. (413) 863-4500. 

Mysteries of the Dead and Talking to Them: Coalescing as a movement in 1848, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in America in the late antebellum period. Travel back in time with Dr. Rob Cox as he explores what it meant for Spiritualists to hear spirit voices, what it says about their country, and how the movement evolved from there. 6 p.m. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. wistariahurst.org. 

OCD and Related Disorders Lecture Series: With Smith College psychology professor Randy Frost. 7 p.m. Free. McConnell 103, 2 Tyler Drive, Northampton. (413) 585-2190, [email protected]

Poetry Open Mic: 8 p.m. Free. World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton. northamptonpoetry.com. 

Tai Chi Classes: Taught by Nick and Valerie Wisniewski. Therapeutic physical benefits include improved balance, flexibility, and coordination. 6 p.m. $10. First Universalist Church, 31 North Main St., Orange. 

Wednesday 10/19 

An Evening with Lama Rod Owens: One of the authors of Radical Dharma leads a talk explaining how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular. An urgent call to action. 7 p.m. $7-$25. Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 242, Easthampton. (413) 527-0388, insightpv.org. 

Archibald MacLeish Literary Group: Have you always wanted to read Ulysses by James Joyce? Join a group of curious and interested individuals to read and discuss this classic modernist novel. 4:30 p.m. Free. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr., Greenfield. (310) 529-8908, [email protected]

Kristen Elechko — Women in Activism: Elechko is a leader, philanthropist, athlete, strategist, diplomat and leading-edge feminist who is passionate about women’s leadership, human rights, and social justice. Join her in discussing women in activism. Noon. Free. Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr., Greenfield. gcc.mass.edu/events. 

Local Government — What Works? What Hasn’t?: Discussion with Meg Gage and Mandi Jo Hanneke of the Amherst Charter Commission. 10 a.m. Free. Amherst Community Connections, 121 North Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 345-0737, [email protected].

LVISS — Lower Valley Irish Slow Session: For beginning to intermediate Irish musicians who want to play at sessions but are not yet ready to play up to speed. 6:30 p.m. DeCice Hall, Marian Center, 1365 Northampton St., Holyoke. (413) 539-5924, [email protected]

Medallian Speaker Forum — Legislative Advocacy: Rep. Scibak joins the forum as keynote and gives his insight on how to best navigate the legislature and be an effective self advocate. Noon. Free. Innovative Business Systems, 161 Northampton St., Easthampton. 

Mysterious Massachusetts: Workshop examining the state’s rich history of paranormal legend, odd events, and strange denizens. Led by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe of Panels by Geek Gal. Appropriate for tweens, teens, and adults. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. (413) 527-5386, westhampton-ma.com. 

Mystery Book Club: Every third Wednesday of the month. 7 p.m. Free. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. (413) 587-1228, [email protected].

Reading by State-Honored Writers and Poets: Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council awards grants to talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Readers will include D. M. Gordon, Heather Kamins, Sarah Sousa, and Elizabeth Witte. 7 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton. (413) 587-1011, forbeslibrary.org. 

Shakespeare vs. the Audience: Renaissance Wednesday Lecture by Brett Gamboa of Dartmouth College. 4 p.m. Free. Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 E. Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 577-3600, umass.edu/renaissance. 

Speaking of Design Speaker Series: Talk by Etosha Cave, co-founder and chief science officer of OPUS 12, a clean technology firm that transforms CO2 emissions into liquid fuels. Also with Anna Ly, senior manager of Creative Technology Partnerships at Sesame Workshop. 4:30 p.m. Free. Graham Auditorium, Brown Fine Arts Center, 20 Elm St,, Northampton. (413) 585-2190, [email protected]

Western MA Film and Media Exchange: One-day seminar for nonprofits and small businesses to learn how to make and incorporate video into their marketing, branding and social media. Learn the basics of production, how to budget a video, create a video message, and find a filmmaker locally. Admission includes a full day of seminars, continental breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail networking event. 10 a.m. Sheraton One Monarch Place, Springfield. (413) 528-4223, berkshirefilm.org.


THURSDAY: Laser Tag in the Library for Teens: The lights go down and the fun begins, with free reign of the darkened library. Open to ages 11-18. 6 p.m. Free. Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. (413)665-2642, sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Music and Movement: 10 a.m. weekly. Free. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. montaguepubliclibraries.org.

FRIDAY: Family Frolic: 10:30 a.m. Free. Gaylord Library, 47 College St., South Hadley. (413) 538-5047. 

Kidleidoscope: Includes a story, an activity, and an art project. Each program focuses on a different topic. Ages 3-6; siblings and friends welcome. Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Mount Holyoke Range State Park, The Notch Visitors Center, 1500 West St. (Rte. 116), Amherst. (413) 253-2883, (413) 586-0350.

Kids Friday — LEGOs: 2 p.m. Free. Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main St, Northfield. northfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Wild Woods Walk: All ages. This hike is approximately 1 mile over easy terrain. Please bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Fridays, 2-3 p.m. This week’s focus: brown bats. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Mount Holyoke Range State Park, The Notch Visitors Center, 1500 West St. (Rte. 116), Amherst. (413) 253-2883, (413) 586-0350.

SATURDAY: Adventures in Community — A Family Adventures in Reading Series: 1 p.m. Meekins Library, 2 Williams St., Williamsburg. (413) 268-7472, meekins-library.org.

Children’s Carnival: 10 a.m. Free. The Common School, 521 S. Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 256-8989.

Family Concert Series — The Return of the Flannery Brothers: Real-life brothers Dan and Mike will have the whole family smiling and singing along. 11 a.m. $5; free for infants under 12 months. Proceeds benefit the Northampton Community Music Center Scholarship Fund. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W. Bay Road, Amherst. (413) 585-0001, carlemuseum.org.

Lego Club: 10:30 a.m. Free. Sunderland Library, 20 School St., Sunderland. (413) 665-2642, sunderlandpubliclibrary.org.

Math Bee: Fun math challenge for kids in grades 4, 5, and 6. A prize for each participant! Register by October 1. Limited to 20 participants per grade. 2 p.m. Free. Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton. (413) 587-1010, [email protected].

Weaving for Kids — How Cloth is Made: Learn about Holyoke history and the basics, then weave your own colorful cloth using a simple handloom and strips of fabric. Ages 4-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke. (413) 534-1723.

SUNDAY: Enchanted Halloween — Six Years of Fall Magic on Solar Hill: Featuring a magical mansion, bouncy house, storytelling, face painting, delicious homemade food, and plenty of other fun. Proceeds benefit the school’s scholarship fund. Noon to 6 p.m. $8 adults; $5 kids; $25 family pass. Neighborhood Schoolhouse, 231 Western Ave., Brattleboro. (802) 257-5544, neighborhoodschoolhouse.com.

Super Senses Hike: Ages 6+. This hike is about 2 ½ miles long, and covers easy terrain. Please bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Mount Holyoke Range State Park, The Notch Visitors Center, 1500 West St. (Rte. 116), Amherst. (413) 253-2883, (413) 586-0350.

MONDAY: Irish Dance, Ballet, and Tap Combo Classes: Offered for ages 3 to teen. Please contact us for class schedule. First class is free. 3:30 p.m. Celtic Heels, 296 C Nonotuck St., Florence. celticheelsdance.com. 

TUESDAY: Craft Time: For children of all ages. 3:30 p.m. Free. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 863-3214, montaguepubliclibraries.org.

I Can Read Book Club: For kindergarteners and first grade beginning readers. 4:30 p.m. Free. Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. (413) 348-7365, lillylibrary.org.

Mother Goose on the Loose: See Friday’s listing. 

Playgroup: Unstructured play in the children’s room. 10 a.m. Free. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 863-3214, montaguepubliclibraries.org.

Preschool Story Time: See Thursday’s listing.

WEDNESDAY: Homeschool Science: Activities for homeschoolers of all ages and their caregivers. 1 p.m. Free. Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. (413) 863-3214, montaguepubliclibraries.org.

Preschool Story Time: For children 5 and under. No sign-up needed. 11 a.m. Free. Tilton Library, 75 N. Main St., South Deerfield. (413) 665-4683, tiltonlibrary.org.


Asexuals Meet-up: Pioneer Valley Aces gather to support and build community among individuals that identify with the multi-dimensional sphere of asexual identities. Free. Stonewall Center, Crampton Hall, 256 Sunset Ave., Amherst. (413) 367-6718.

Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care Support Group: For those who have experienced the death of someone close. Discussions about handling new and unfamiliar responsibilities, sharing stories with those in similar circumstances, and common responses to grief. Oct. 13, 2 p.m. Free. South Hadley Senior Center, 45 Dayton St., South Hadley. (413) 533-3923, [email protected].