TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM
Webinar: Shaping the Future of Healthcare
Bay Path University – Join Healthcare Management Program Coordinator, Terry DeVito and Concord Campus Director, Karen Carlson, as they present on the topic, "Shaping the Future of Healthcare." Given today’s healthcare challenges: complexity of healthcare systems, need for safe and high-quality patient care, financial pressures to reduce costs and external pressures for positive change; healthcare is in desperate need of manager who can face these challenges and make improvements to the systems. Graduates of the MS in Healthcare Management degree are positioned to hit the ground running to do so. Not only does this degree give students an understanding of healthcare systems, and organizational excellence skills; the curriculum includes the body of knowledge that allows students to pursue two additional certifications: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and the American College of Healthcare Executive Fellowship. If you are looking for a degree in healthcare and to broaden your credentials, you should attend this webinar to learn the value-added features of this degree
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Midwinter Fire: Poetry of Midlife
Forbes Library – Midwinter Fire: Poetry of Midlife (The Modern Real and Surreal) Lesléa Newman, poet, LOVELY Joy Ladin, poet, Impersonation Gail Thomas, poet, Odd Mercy This event will take place in the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum on the second floor of Forbes Library. == Where the Real and the Surreal Meet == The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is the Forbes Library’s author reading series. Now in its third season, the series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with and explore our era’s most pressing questions – questions that in their surprises and contradictions can be understood through either a realistic lens or through fantasy, science fiction and the surreal. The series invites the community to join us in examining how story and art can provide empathy and insight in our accelerating world. The series features writers in genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction to poetry. The role of the image in conveying literary themes will be explored, too, in events on comics & graphic novels, film and screenwriting, and nature word-and-image pairings. Current issues from our political and social milieu will also form an important backbone as these authors share from their fine work.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 9:30 AM
NPC's Preschool and Resource Fair 2018
Northampton Parents Center – Representatives from Northampton and Hadley area preschools, and other organizations that serve families with young children will be available to answer questions and give information. This event is open to the public and is free, donations are welcomed. Toys are available for children to play with and snack will be served. The Center will be open until 11:30 am, ending with our usual circle time. Snow date is January 25th. Looking forward to our 2018 Annual Preschool Fair Thursday morning, 9:30 to 11:15! Participating programs include: Northampton Public Schools, Sunnyside, Fort Hill, Gan Keshet, The Hartsbrook School, The Common School, Montessori School of Northampton, Cloverdale, Head Start PCDC, Lilly Library, Forbes Library, Empty Arms, Arcadia, Nonstick, WIC, and more to come... Snack and playgroup and circle time, too! See you at the NPC! Co-sponsored by Northampton Parents Center and Northampton/Hadley Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Tag Sale
Eastfield Mall – Come join us at our location in the Eastfield Mall for 3 fun filled days of shop till you drop! Just $25 to fill a bag of gently used/new clothes, shoes & accessories! When: January 19th, 20th & 21st. Come fill a bag of gently used/new clothes for only $25 a bag!!! Times: Jan 19th: 10am to 7pm Jan 20th: 10am to 7pm Jan 21st: 11am to 6pm Where: Hannoush Corridor at the Eastfield Mall Address: 1655 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01129 If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at: dressforsuccessspringfield@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Imam Asif Farewell Dinner
Islamic Center of CT - – Inshallah we will be having a dinner to bid farewell to our resident scholar- Imam Asif Hirani. We will also be using the opportunity to graduate the Arabic classes that he has taught. Food will be provided, please feel free to bring a dish to share with community members. Graduation will be right after Isha and dinner will follow soon afterwards.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Prayers for Christian Unity
Massachusetts Council of Churches – Prayers for Christian Unity: Friday January 19, 2018 7pm at the Roman Catholic Catheral of St. Michael the Archangel, 260 State Street Springfield MA. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Bishop Mitchell Rozanski Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, in partnership with the Massachusetts Council of Churches invite Christians to gather for a time of prayer, a witness to unity in a time of intense political division and renewal of baptismal vows. Clergy are asked to arrive at 6:15pm to vest and process. Fellowship reception to follow. Offering will support hurricane relief efforts in the US Virgin Islands. Parking is behind the Cathedral on Elliot Street. The Cathedral is handicapped accessible.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Concert
Wilbraham & Monson Academy – Students: Arts Enrichment Credits available!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow
Academy of Music Theatre – DSP Shows: Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow Friday, January 19th 7:30pm Doors // 8:00pm Show Academy of Music Theatre Northampton MA In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker...his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guidehas more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.”When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. For many years, Henry Rollins has used his camera to document his travels around the world. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the stories behind the photos he’s taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu. Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Not always easy but always worth it. Many of the photos have a stories behind them. Now and then, I gather several images, show them to an audience and tell those stories.” As a keen photographer, he will be bringing stories from travel all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America and Antarctica.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Birthday Friday @ West Indian Social Club
West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc. – IT’S Birthday Friday On January 19, 2018 WISC INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF FAMILY & FRIENDS BORN IN JANUARY Let’s celebrate with: Andrew Crumbie, Ann Marie Patricia Brown, Asha Green , Beverly Dawes, Candy Richard-Smith, Cherese Folsten , Clive Freckleton, Cynthia Timoll , Damian Cato, Dana Seth , Dedra Brown, Deborah Dorman, Dennis Clarke, Deon Brightly, Devon Jessamy, Diane Swaby, Doreen Radway, , Dorothelia Barnett, Dorothy Cassells, Dwayne Paterson, Ed Vargas Jr, Elorie Stevens, Eric Gordon, Errol Roberts , Glen Lawrence, Grace Wright, Hortense Ross, Hyacinth Craddock, Icolene Robinson, , Janice Hart, Jean Davis-Smith, Jennie Dixon, Jessica Angelo-Julien, , Joycelin Smith , Judith Williams, Kenneth Kennedy , Kevin Baugh, Kirk Craig , Lamour Howell, Leroy Fray, Leroy Photos, Lisa Hightower, Lorna Little, Lyndel “Lucky” Walker, Marsha Hylton, , Marcia Long, Marlon Lindsay ,Mary Pinnock, Narciso Airey, Natalie Gaynor-Brown, Nigel Ramsay, Patricia Miles, Paula Mann-Agnew, , Purdon Salmon, Robert Gopie, Shea Brito, Sistah Nandi,Treavor Blake, Vernette Joshua, Victoria Christie ,Wanda Velez … Dinner is at 8pm and party after. The West Indian Social Club 3340 Main St. Hartford RSVP Doreen (860) 978-6231
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Rollins VIP at The Academy of Music
Academy of Music Theatre – Henry Rollins (2.13.61) "Travel Slideshow" VIP Upgrades @ Academy of Music Theatre 1/19/18 - Northampton, MA VIP Meet & Greet Upgrade: Photograph with Henry Rollins Post-show Meet & Greet and Q&A with Henry Rollins Exclusive VIP Laminate Autographed Limited Edition VIP Poster *MUST HAVE A TICKET TO THE SHOW TO UPGRADE* For those without a ticket to the show yet - purchase VIP PACKAGES here - https://goo.gl/NGhQkQ
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 PM
Ben Miller Band at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out a singular niche that's established the Joplin, Missouri threesome as both a potent creative force and a perennial fan favorite. Any Way, Shape or Form, the BMB's New West debut release, showcases the seasoned threesome's fierce creative spirit and infectious performing chemistry, as well as Miller's melodically catchy, lyrically resonant songwriting. On Any Way, Shape or Form, the Ben Miller Band channels a century's worth of wide-ranging influences into 13 new songs that radiate with energy, smarts and soul. The result is music that's wholly contemporary, while ringing with ages-old echoes of bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian mountain music and more. A stew they lovingly call "ozark stomp."
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 6 @ 9:00 AM
Teacher Training Course
Nirvana Yoga – 200-hour yoga alliance in-depth yoga and teacher training course. Open to all levels. Two-tracks: teaching certification and non-certification.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Springfield Motorcycle Show
Macaroni Kid Springfield
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 2:00 PM
Custom Fit with Amy Herzog
WEBS - America's Yarn Store – Join author, designer, and Custom Fit founder Amy Herzog for an afternoon of sweater magic! Amy will give a short talk to talk about her Custom Fit program, and the additions to it since its inception. We'll have a trunk show of Custom Fit garments and a selection of Amy's books for purchase. Enjoy some tasty snacks and informative talk about making sweaters that truly fit! The event is free but please click on the ticket link to "purchase" a seat via our website.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
I AM ME Fashion Show
Macaroni Kid Springfield – This is SAVE the Date ; January 20th, 2018 for the Largest Children's fashion Show in New England!! CELEBRITY GUEST ( TBA) We will have two shows this year for our Youth ages 4-13 and teen/ College aged 3pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm!! More details and surprises will be updated soon!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Ventures at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – In 1958, Bob Bogle and Don Wilson formed the nucleus of the original music group, The Ventures. The duo was joined a few years later by Nokie Edwards to record “Walk, Don’t Run”. The song hit Billboard’s Singles Chart on July 18, 1960 and peaked at #2. The band became one of the most popular and biggest selling acts of the 1960s. Since that spectacular beginning, The Ventures have gone on to help define the Instrumental Rock genre. The band is credited by countless guitar legends as being a favorite or an influence. More than 50 years later – with record sales at 100 million plus – with 14 songs that hit the Singles Charts – with 38 LPs that hit the Album Charts (including their smash seasonal Christmas album) – with a lineup that remains solid – The Ventures style and sound is as pure and powerful as ever. The Current Touring Group Members of The Ventures are: Don Wilson – Rhythm Guitar – (co-founder in 1958) Gerry McGee – Lead and Bass Guitar- (joined in 1968) Bob Spalding – Lead and Bass Guitar- (joined in 1981) Leon Taylor – Percussion – (joined in 1996 after the passing of his father, Mel Taylor)
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Mozart & Beethoven
Springfield Symphony Orchestra – HAYDN Desert Island Overture MOZART Piano Concert No. 20, K.466, D minor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E flat major (Eroica) These three composing contemporaries--friends, mentors and teachers--shocked and awed their audiences with their wild and wooly works! Desert Island Overture, a violent example of classical era tone painting, uses "sturm und drang" (storm and stress) to caue extremes of emotions. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, considered his most turbulent and Beethoven-ish works, is performed by Diane Walsh. Beethoven's bold Symphony No. 3, The Eroica (Heroic), celebrates the heroism of the individual against tyranny.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Moondance
CityStage & Symphony Hall – RETURN ENGAGEMENT! Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert - One of our sold out shows last season, Moondance returns to CityStage by popular demand. This is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert and features classic tunes like "Brown Eyed Girl", "Moondance", "Domino", "It Stoned Me", and "Into The Mystic" – just to name a few. Packed with one Van Morrison classic after the next, be sure to get your tickets before they’re gone! Members: $30 & $27 Tickets: $35 & $30
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 8:00 PM
Voices in Vain / My Hamartia / Once Were Kings
Promotorhead Entertainment – My Hamartia Voices in Vain Gartlock Once Were Kings 13th Floor Music Lounge 9PM $7 18+
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 11:15 AM
Soup & Muffin Luncheon
Bethlehem Church – Soup & Muffin Luncheon Sunday, January 21 11:15 AM in the Activity Center This all-church Soup & Muffin Luncheon is sponsored by the Bergeron/St. Denis Life Group. It will be a great time to visit with our church family and enjoy a delicious lunch. And all proceeds from the lunch will benefit the Springfield Rescue Mission. $5 per person | $20 family maximum