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RECURRING EVENTS

Amherst Arts Night Plus
First Thursday of the Month, 5 to 8 p.m.

Mindfulness on the Farm
Are you looking for a way to reduce anxiety, de-stress, and stay more focused? Did you know that research shows that mindfulness can benefit the body and mind in many ways and perhaps even lead to greater happiness? Begin your day with Mindfulness at the Farm.
Thursdays, 6:45-7:15AM
Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA

Yankee Candle Village
A unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on candle making.
South Deerfield

Beneski Museum of Natural History
One of New England’s largest natural history museums, come see over 1,700 specimens on display used by scholars and researchers from around the world.
Amherst College, Amherst

Great Falls Discovery Center
Great Falls Discovery Center’s exhibits show the natural, cultural, and industrial history of the Connecticut River watershed.
Turners Falls

Williams Collage Museum of Art
Features modern and contemporary art, American art, and art from all time periods and cultures.
Williamstown

Second Fridays at Smith Collage of Art
Considered to be one of the most impressive college museums in the country, best known for its remarkable compilation of American and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Northampton

Start with Art Preschool Series at The Clark
Get your preschooler off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specifically designed for this age group.
Williamstown

Moose Ecology Talk and Snowshoe
Come enjoy a lovely winter hike and learn about moose ecology, habitat, and other wildlife critters.
Ashfield

Movie Screening: Selma
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Clark presents Selma, the unforgettable true story chronicling Dr. King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights during the civil rights movement.
The Clark, Williamstown

Amherst Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays 10-2
Amherst

Northamapton Winter Market
Saturdays 9-2
Northampton

National Yiddish Book Center
Amherst

Mead Art Museum
Amherst College Campus, Amherst
Tues-Thurs, 9 am to midnight
Friday, 9 am to 8 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 9 am to midnight
with exceptions during holidays and school breaks

Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art
South Hadley
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am to 5 p.m.
Sat-Sun, 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed December 19-January 16

Kids Skate Free at Interskate 91 North
By signing children up for nationwide program, Kids Skate Free, you receive two passes per child for free admission to various skating sessions each week. Each pass is valid for the named child and they can redeem one pass per child per day.
Hadley

Northampton Arts Night Out
Second Friday of the Month, 5 to 8 p.m.

Free Second Fridays
Smith College Museum of Art
Second Friday of the Month, 4 to 8 p.m.
Free museum admission, hands-on activities, and special gallery talks.

Art Walk Easthampton
Second Saturday of the Month (except January) 5 to 8 p.m.

National Yiddish Book Center
Hampshire College Campus, Amherst
Sunday-Friday, 10 am to 4 p.m.(Free)

Lyman Plant House & Conservatory
Smith College, Northampton
Open daily 8:30 am to 4 p.m.
Closed December 24-January 2

Talcott Greenhouse
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley
Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Sat-Sun, 1 to 4 p.m.

Mill180 Park
Easthampton
A brand new indoor hydroponic park
Monday, 9 am to 5 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“Museums, Heritage, Culture: Into the Conflict Zone” Lecture at The Clark
Discusses episodes in which museum culture caused tensions between East and West.
Williamstown

The Human Library at Williams College
Like a regular library, readers can check out ‘books’ on a topic of interest for 30 minutes, during which the reader and book have a one on one conversation.
Williamstown

DATED EVENTS

Free noontime concert
February 16
presented by Mohawk Trail Concerts and The Arms Library
The Deerfield Duo
Anthony Berner violin
Mark Fraser cello
Works of Gliere, Platti, and Honegger

Northampton Arts Council’s KidsBestFest
February 20-24
Academy of Music Theatre,
Daily free film screenings at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton.

Free Film: From Up on Poppy Hill
February 22, 6pm – 7:30pm
Goro Miyazaki’s post-war film explores a friendship between high-school students Umi and Shun—but a buried secret from their past threatens to pull them apart.

Free Film: Equinox Flower
February 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Revel in the colorful beauty of Japan in this free Sunday afternoon film series presented in conjunction with the Japanese Impressions exhibition

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
March 1st
First Wednesday of the Month 9 am – 4pm
Explore seven miles of beautiful trails and learn about educational programs for all ages.

Free Film: Only Yesterday
March 1 at 6pm
Clark Art Museum

New Parents Gallery Talk
March 3 at 10:15am
Clark Art Museum

Spring Bulb Show
March 4-19
Smith College Botanic Garden

North Adams Winter Indoor Framers Market
March 4th
First Saturday of the month 9 am – 1 pm
Live Music and Local Food
Fresh produce,  Cheese, Meat, Syrup, Honey, Breads, Pastries, Cookies & More
At the American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams

Spring Pools Spring Flower Show
March 4-19
Mount Holyoke Botanic Garden

First Sunday Free: Triple Dutch
March 5 at 10am-5pm
Clark Art Museum
Enjoy free admission to the galleries and discover the art of the Dutch Republic

Start with Art
March 11 at 10am
Clark Art Museum
Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group.