TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 9:00 AM
Justice Cup 2017
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice! – The THIRD annual Justice Cup/Copa Justicia soccer tournament will take place on July 23, 2017. Whether you’re a competitive player or enjoy kicking around the ball with your friends, there is a way for you to participate. All skill levels are welcome! There will be food from local vendors, exciting prizes, activities for kids, music, and a social justice resource fair to learn about all the great organizations and businesses in the Valley! Also, we're happy to announce that Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke will be presenting the winning teams with their awards at the end of the day! HOW IT WORKS Signup: Create a soccer team of 5-10 players or sign up as an individual and we will assign you to a team. Pick a division: Competitive, Just for Fun, or Family. If registering as a team, pick a team name and designate a Team Captain to stay in touch with the planning crew. You will be guaranteed 3-5 games depending on registration numbers. The games will be 5 vs 5 with small goals and no goalie. Each game will be 30 minutes long with two 15-minute halves. All players/teams are expected to bring a light and dark team jersey. There will be a strict no slide-tackling rule. Amateur referees will call the games. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the critical organizing of Mass JwJ and its 70+ coalition members are doing for workers’ rights and economic justice in Western Mass. It will also benefit the work of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center organizing to build power among Immigrant Righst and Low Wage workers rights! Registration to play or sponsor a team coming soon!
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM
Indian Motocycle Day
Springfield Museums – Visit the city where it all began and celebrate an American classic at the 8th annual Indian Motocycle Day! Indian fans from all over the region will gather together to display their motorcycles and memorabilia. Event includes vendors, food and beverages, music, and the awarding of trophies in a variety of categories. Commemorative T-shirts are available for purchase. Visitors will also have a chance to view the Indian Motocycle exhibit at the Wood Museum of Springfield History featuring more than thirty Indians and dozens of other Indian related artifacts. Don’t miss the final opportunity to see the exhibit celebrating the Van Buren sisters, Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride Into History closing July 30.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM
Master Class: Aakash Odedra
Jacob's Pillow Dance – JULY 23 | Aakash Odedra 10am-11:30am | Intermediate/advanced dancers ages 16+ CLASS FEES: $15/class or $80/6-Class Card ($10 per class for dance teachers with appropriate I.D.) Pre-register by calling 413.243.9919x165 or online here: http://bit.ly/2sBACHs Participants younger than 18 require a parent/guardian’s signature on a liability waiver. If under 18 years of age, download the liability waiver and bring completed form to class: http://bit.ly/2rF642Q Aakash Odedra leads a contemporary dance class. Beginning with a light warm up, he will focus on rhythm and breathing, building a steady pulse to then guide participants into learning movement from his repertory and building phrase work. The class will be intense and physical, but always fun. Class concludes with a cool down and opportunity for discussion. Learn more, http://bit.ly/2s3wXyx Please wear comfortable clothes to move in, bare feet are fine.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 12:15 PM
A Journey Dance New Moon Summer Series w/ Kimberly, Patty & Josh
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join Kimberly Coleman, Patty Brown and Joshua Needleman for a New Moon Journey Dance series - Freedom Dance. This series will be held on Sundays, 12:15-1:45 pm July 23rd, August 20th and September 17th. Tune in to your Body Wisdom with this New Moon Journey Dance! You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to experience joy, confidence and a deep connection with yourself & others. Through freestyle dance & somatic movement Kimberly, Patty & Josh will take you on a healing journey where you will gain access to your most vibrant self. Cleansing, Centering and Renewal are the keys we will be working with to unlock the moon's energy & attract what you desire. Whether you are working with something consciously or if you just wanna boogie down. Let us lead you on a journey. Move, shake and bounce your way to freedom and enjoy a special Chocolate Springs Bliss Blessing.Whether you are an experienced body mover or new to the dance floor, you are sure to leave feeling open hearted, refreshed & inspired. $20.00 for 1, 90 minute Dance or all 3 for $50.00. For more info please call Kimberly@(202)746 -5039 or email at Kimberlyjourneydancer@gmail.com Please pre-register at PayPal.Me/yourlovebubble “If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah About the Instructor: Kimberly Coleman LMT, RYT 500, (Journey Dance, Reiki) is a Healing practitioner who enjoys assisting others in personal transformation. In 1993 Kimberly started her healing journey as a Massage Therapist specializing in energy work. She has long been fascinated by people's ability to heal, and has allowed her passion for hands-on healing & movement to guide her life. Kimberly believes in the healing power of love and has weaved it into her Breath, Yoga & Dance practice She now uses the power of movement and music to guide and facilitate group dances & workshops that heal and transform the spirit. Currently Kimberly is sharing the light in Healing Arts & R&R departments at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 - Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Embody Love Yoga: Finding and Keeping a Positive Body Image
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Learn to use the tools of yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy to develop a compassionate and accepting relationship with your body. Uncover and maintain a positive body image in a program that teaches you to Create a supportive internal dialogue about your body and the way you treat it Sit with and through discomfort and put words to negative emotions Connect your hunger and satiety signals to your eating behavior, so you can remain in integrity with your relationship to food Recognize the origins of negative body image and lack of self-acceptance Experience yourself as already enough, without the need to change. Using yoga practice, yogic philosophy, processing, journaling, and meditation, Melody Moore provides a new lens through which to connect with and accept your body.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 @ 7:00 PM
Alex Snydman Trio at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Eli Catlin opens. Drummer Alex Snydman launched himself onto the modern jazz landscape with his debut album entitled Fortunate Actionwhich released in 2013. Alex explains his inspiration behind the project: "Fortunate Action is a term that to me symbolizes the positive ripples that echo out when we listen to our inner voice. Sometimes this intuition we are all imbued with is telling us to make a difficult decision, but it seems that it is always directing us towards a path of Love." Down Beat Magazine states "Snydman's debut recalls the heartland approach of Brian Blade's Fellowship Band" while All About Jazz declares "Fortunate Action deserves serious attention from critics and fans alike." This sentiment is echoed by EJAZZ NEWS saying "Alex Snydman has offered the listening public a new level of sound, with accolade-blanketed reactions" and Brent Black of Critical Jazz declaring the album as "One of the best for 2013...4.5 Stars...on point in every possible fashion." Alex has performed at major jazz clubs and festivals on the East and West Coasts as a leader and sideman. He has shared the stage with artists such as Grammy winner Charles Neville, Larry Koonse, Grace Kelly, Avery Sharpe, Joe Sanders, Felipe Salles, Miro Sprague, Tatum Greenblatt, Chris Pattishall, Josh Johnson, Carl Clements, Geoff Vidal and many more. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Jazz Performance at The California Institute of the Arts, while maintaining a bi-coastal performance schedule.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 - Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM
Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour teacher training. Scholarship eligible. Join presenters Kimberly Carson and Carol Krucoff and learn strategies for adapting yoga practice to older minds, bodies, and spirits in a training that combines the traditional wisdom of yoga with the best contemporary scientific knowledge about the physiology of aging. Seniors represent the fastest-growing sector of the population, creating an increasing demand for well-trained yoga teachers. In a safe and effective teaching environment, students earn Yoga Alliance CEUs and have the opportunity to integrate with a larger community committed to learning what it means to age well.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Jul 23 - Jul 28 @ 7:30 PM
Camp Kula: Five Days, Three Teachers, Total Immersion
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Does the idea of going back to camp fill you with glee, or freak you out? At Camp Kula, we’ve nixed the wedgies and mean girls, and replaced them with an eclectic mix of yogic studies, rounded out with feasting in the Kripalu Dining Hall, hiking the wooded Berkshire trails, and relaxing in the sauna. For students who have practiced regularly for min. 2 years, and teachers of all styles of yoga. Presenters: Nikki Vilella, Alex Auder and Erin Dudley
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s most prominent Golden Age illustrators. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM
Kid's Yoga Camp w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Kid's Yoga Camp w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera Session 1: July 24, 25, 27 & 28 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30-11:45 am* For girls & boys aged 6-10 Kids will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance, and flexibility. They will learn how to center their minds through focused breathing exercises and explore their imagination through fun games and visualizations. Kids’ Yoga provides children a safe and exciting way to physical health, emotional stability, and positive self-expression. Pre-registration required by July 19th. Limited space available. $40 per session. (Discounts for siblings.) To pre-register or for more information contact: Julie Pellerin-Herrera, Ed. S. 413-281-9775 yoginijules@yahoo.com Mats and props are provided by studio. Students should wear comfortable clothes. No skirts or dresses. Students may bring a water bottle. *Depending on response, an afternoon session may be added to accommodate more children. About the Instructor: Julie Pellerin-Herrera, Julie PellerinEd. S.: (Yoga) Julie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She became a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2003 and a Certified Yoga Ed. Teacher in 2007. Julie also has been a dedicated educator since 2001, teaching literacy and academics to children in various school settings. She attributes her yoga practice to her intention and ability to “stay peaceful and present amidst life’s storms”. On a daily basis, yoga reminds her to live breath by breath, moment by moment, and day by day all the while remaining connected to her higher purpose of educating and empowering youth. Julie invites you to join her in finding your still, quiet center amidst life’s challenges through yoga.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Children’s Art Workshops Summer Sketch Club
Norman Rockwell Museum – Children’s Art Workshops Summer Sketch Club Tuesdays July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For children ages 7 and up Enjoy this lively drawing class that encourages self-expression, experimentation, and skill development. Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad; other art supplies are provided. Class may be in or outdoors, weather permitting. Take one class or take them all! $7, $5 members.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s most prominent Golden Age illustrators. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 12:30 PM
Signing Pizza Gathering in July!
Holyoke Community College Deaf Community – ASL learning and games. Pizza is free, but please bring your own beverage. RSVP at least a day ahead of time so we can order enough pizza. Held in Kittredge Center 303.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 2:30 PM
Forbes Library's Minecraft Madness!
Forbes Library – Join Jungle Jim at the Forbes Library on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm for Minecraft Madness! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, this 45-minute action-packed performance is a Minecraft fan’s dream! Over a dozen volunteers join Jungle Jim on stage for activities such as the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation! Best suited for ages 3-10
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 4:00 PM
Summer Learning Series: Social Media 101 for Parents
Parent And Community Engagement Center – Join us for the Summer Learning Series for Parents at the PACE Center! Social Media 101 for Parents is a workshop for parents of school age children. It will discuss why kids are on social media, what apps and programs they are using, how to guard digital footprints, many useful tips, and more! For more information about the Summer Learning Series for Parents, please call the PACE Center at 413.787.6959 ext. 49110.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
When It's All Going To The Dogs: Estate Planning For Your Pet
Dakin Humane Society – Join us and presenter, Gina M. Barry - Attorney at Law, Bacon Wilson P.C. this month to learn about estate planning for your animals. Topics covered include: - Key final questions that should be answered to address your pet’s welfare and their future. - Choosing continued care and your final decisions regarding your pets. - How to include and structure your will to ensure care for your animals and their legal status in regards to your estate plan. - A discussion around Pet Trusts and special provisions to support and protect your beloved furry family member. - Necessary documents to include to protect your pets. Humans only please! Free and open to the public. Session will take place in Dakin Humane Society's Education room located on the 1st flr of our Springfield Adoption and Education Center at 171 Union Street, Springfield. Light refreshments will be served. Limited Seating; Attendees must register through eventbrite to attend by July 23rd. Please contact Stacey Price (Director of Development and Marketing) with further questions at sprice@dakinhumane.org or call 413-781-4000 ext. 121. This event is first come, first serve.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Gaelic Storm at The Iron Horse (Second Night)
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Second night added by ridonculous popular demand! After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs ("Another Stupid Drinking Song") to energetic instrumentals ("The Narwhaling Cheesehead") to rootsy pop/rockers ("Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out"), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that's spent close to 20 years on the road. "We're a touring band," says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. "That's how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show."
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Summer Learning Series: Social Media 101 for Parents
Parent And Community Engagement Center – Join us for the Summer Learning Series for Parents at the PACE Center! Social Media 101 for Parents is a workshop for parents of school age children. It will discuss why kids are on social media, what apps and programs they are using, how to guard digital footprints, many useful tips, and more! For more information about the Summer Learning Series for Parents, please call the PACE Center at 413.787.6959 ext. 49110.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Dan Howe
Norman Rockwell Museum – Painting Like the Golden Age Masters with Illustrator/Painter Dan Howe Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Painter/illustrator Dan Howe will share his rich knowledge of the approaches to drawing and painting that were used by America’s most prominent Golden Age illustrators. Light and shadow, color strategies, figure construction, and tone design will be discussed and demonstrated, as will direct painting from the model. The complexities of the process will be broken down in a series of exercises, and brought together in a final painting encompassing the elements of art. All levels welcome. Please pre-register; $250; $215 members and students.