TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 8:00 AM
Quite Corner Day of Self Care Yoga Retreat
Discover Putnam, Connecticut – Come and join us for "A Day of Self Care" We will begin at 8am: Sign-in - Meet & Greet 8:30am: Morning Flow Mixed Level Yoga with Rhonda 10am: Rhytham & Bliss- Come find your bliss though dance. Led by Satta Jallah Facebook: www.facebook.com/HolisticRootsMovement Instagram: holisticmoongoddess Website: www.myholisticroots.com 11am: "Why Knot Massage" - Learn how massage can help get the Knots out of your life. Presented by Kim Powell Noon-1:15pm Lunch & Shopping 1:30pm Afternoon Meditation- weather permitting we will take a meditatize walk by the river. Led by Rhonda 2:45pm: Why eat local & Organic- Presented by Adam & Courtney Squire- Local farmers and nutrialist. 4:30pm: Yoga Nidra- Come and join Khristin and she takes you to the next level of relaxation. “Yoga nidra means sleep with a trace of awareness.” 5:30pm: Closing cerimony and Final Good Byes 6pmish End of a wonderful day. We return to are lives with more focus and inner strength Cost is $115per person- $215 per couple Space is very limited and must be reserved.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM
Red Cross Blood Mobile
Eastfield Mall – Start off your holiday season by saving lives. Donate at the Red Cross Blood Mobile, located outside the Food Court entrance on November 19th.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 - Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM
PJ Library Bagels and Books
PJ Library and PJ Our Way /Young Jewish Families of Central Massachusetts – Sunday mornings are meant for fun with family and friends. Join us for a bagel, PJ Library storytime, a craft and more. For parents and their children 6 and under. RSVP mhall@jfcm.org. Last minute drop in's welcome.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
Ugly Sweater Party
The Community Thrift Store – We will be throwing a party on Sunday, Come join us.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 1:00 PM
Move Yo' Body! (Int./Adv. Workshop) w/Amy Lisewski
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – Move Yo' Body! Move The Audience (Intermediate/Advanced Workshop with Amy Lisewski of Finest City Improv!) Sunday, November 19th 1:00pm-4:00pm (3 hours) 104 Russell St, Hadley $45 You are "in the moment" and fully connected to your scene partners. You are watching each other like a hawk. Now, what else can you do to create engaging and exciting improvised theater? Your face and body are there for you, let's use them more! In this workshop you will start by learning some of the essential elements of movement and its application to improvisation in order to create better stage pictures, more interesting character behaviors, and more movement on stage. Own your entire body! Own that entire stage! Let the back row feel your all of your reactions and see your full character! Have you been standing or sitting around a lot? Let's get moving! By the end of the workshop, you will be creating more dynamic and visually interesting 1-person, 2-person, and group scenes by using your whole body, the whole stage (or theater), and heightening simple offers made by either yourself or your scene partners. PREREQUISITE: Completion of Zen of Improv 4 or the equivalent at another improv comedy school. ? About your teachers: Amy has a background in dance and creative movement that informs her work in acting and improv every time she takes the stage. She is known for big bold movements and fully embodying characters. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of Finest City Improv and the author of “Relax, We’re All Just Making This Stuff Up!”. She teaches the FCI Advanced Improv Conservatory and travels the country bringing the tenets and tools of improv to leaders and teams at various organizations. She performs with Killer Giraffe, Swim Team, and A Single Lady and is a member of the sketch group General Assembly. ?NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Happier Valley Comedy School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, age, ability, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, age, ability, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. REGISTER HERE: http://www.happiervalley.com/move-yo-body.html ?
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM
Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana
Yiddish Book Center – Coming this Sunday at the Center: "Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana" The documentary, directed by Gabrielle Zilkha, is an exploration of the background and day-to-day lives of Jews living in Sefwi Wiawso, a district in Ghana. This film explores the importance of connections—as the Sefwi Jews reach out to others worldwide, and bears witness to their ongoing struggle for acceptance and growth. As she delves deeper into the Sefwi history, Zilkha also explores the wider question of what it means to be Jewish, consulting religious figures from Miami to Montreal as she wraps her head around her new, suddenly less isolated, community.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Nov 19 @ 3:00 PM
Soldier's Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – "A scoundrel who lives in the shadows Jack Turner grew up in the darkness of London's slums, born into a life of crime and willing to do anything to keep his belly full and his siblings safe. Now he uses the tricks and schemes of the underworld to help those who need the kind of assistance only a scoundrel can provide. His distrust of the nobility runs deep and his services do not extend to the gorgeous high-born soldier who personifies everything Jack will never be. A soldier untarnished by vice After the chaos of war, Oliver Rivington craves the safe predictability of a gentleman's life-one that doesn't include sparring with a ne'er-do-well who flouts the law at every turn. But Jack tempts Oliver like no other man has before. Soon his yearning for the unapologetic criminal is only matched by Jack's pleasure in watching his genteel polish crumble every time they're together. Two men only meant for each other"
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:00 PM
Private Viewing-Christmas Cookie Challenge Featuring Peter Gray!
Macaroni Kid Springfield – FAMILY & FRIENDS of Peter Gray are invited to a PRIVATE Viewing as Peter premieres his television episode on Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge! **Note, this is a limited PRIVATE viewing only for invited family, friends, and employees of Pete's Sweets* The episode viewing will take place on Monday, November 20th in a private room at Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow. Guests may arrive as early as 9PM so come early to mingle, order a cocktail, and nibble on some appetizers & desserts! The episode airs at 10:00PM EST. We are requesting that all guests bring at least ONE unwrapped toy or monetary contribution to be gathered under our Christmas Tree. Peter and Mrs. Claus will be collecting gifts over the next weeks to be distributed to our local Children's Hospitals. Be sure to follow @petessweets0 on social media to see the progression of the collection and for further updates on this momentous event!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 AM
Lunch & Learn w/Wintrust Mortgage
Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Yoga with Goats
Heifer Farm – Decompress before the holiday stress! At this yoga class designed for all levels you will be surrounded by our loveable goats! The class includes breathing techniques, yoga postures and guided meditation to ground yourself and connect to Mother Nature. To register call 508-886-5000 or email heifer.farm@heifer.org. Admission: $20 per class Minimum Age 12
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM
Clothing Drive benefit skate
Friends of the Homeless Inc. – Help the 'Friends of the Homeless' with a piece of cold weather clothing. Socks, hats, mittens, coats, sweaters or anything to help keep people warm. You can donate anytime you like, but if you come skating on Wednesday Nov 22nd you will get admission for half price. We will also be accepting monetary dontations to give with the clothing.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Amherst Survival Center’s Community Thanksgiving Meal
Amherst Survival Center – Join us for the Center's annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. All are welcome.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 6:30 PM
Retro Reunion Event
Interskate South – All the rollerskating hits from 80's till today. Catch up with the old 'rink rat' crew. Or just get out and burn some calories before the big turkey day.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:00 AM
Wod for WARL
Worcester Animal Rescue League – 2nd Annual WOD for W.A.R.L @ 8 AM November 23, 2017 (In our new space!!) This year we will once again be collecting donations for W.A.R.L (Worcester Animal Rescue League). The WOD will be in honor of: Tim Healey White Platoon Apache Troop, 1-3 ACR 1987-2011, who lost his life in Babel Province, Iraq. Let us be grateful this Thanksgiving by remembering Tim and donating to our furry friends. November 23rd, 2017 Warm up 7:45 am WOD 8:00 am "Healey" 3 Rounds for Time -23 Burpees -23 Push Ups -23 Air squats -23 Pull Ups This event is open to the public and is free - with donation!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:30 AM
Thanksgiving Morning Service & Breakfast
Bethlehem Church – Come join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Morning Service and Breakfast to start your holiday off right. We fellowship with our church family and enjoy a light breakfast of muffins, juice, and coffee then move into a time of singing and thanksgiving. Pastor Tom will give a short devotional before we go off to celebrate the rest of the day with other family and friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 AM
Black Friday is in the Bag!
Eastfield Mall – Black Friday is in the Bag! Shop the mall that gives YOU a gift on Black Friday! Be one of the first 100 shoppers* to enter the mall at 7 am ETA on Black Friday and receive a shopping bag worth between $10 and $100! Each bag will contain a minimum of $10 in gift cards/certificates or merchandise from Eastfield Mall and our partners! Many bags will contain even more! EVERY shopper to arrive before 9:00 am ETA can enter to win the GRAND PRIZE (stay tuned to find out what it is!) *Shoppers must be 18 years of age or older to receive prize. One bag per family. A list of official rules can be requested by calling the Mall Office at 413-543-8000.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 8:00 AM
Black Friday Holiday Weekend
Discover Putnam, Connecticut – Ring in the Holiday Season with the Black Friday Weekend Holiday Stroll. Friday thru Sunday. Visit the shops and restaurants in downtown Putnam for Open Houses, Sales, Live Music, and Holiday Cheer! The downtown will be decorated with "Sled Art" installations and beautiful Holiday lights throughout Main Street. PLUS....you can purchase tickets to see the NUTCRACKER Show at the The Complex Performing and Creative Arts Centre, and watch The Annual Holiday Dazzle Light Parade on Sunday night!!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Happenings & Lighting of the Quad 2017
Springfield Museums – Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, and more. All free with museum admission! Followed by the Lighting of the Quad (5-7pm) which is free and open to the public. Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five. The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano. Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs! Lighting of the Quad, 5-7pm The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, plus family fun activities. Free and open to the public!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Holiday Open House
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Stop by Tower Square immediately following the Parade of the Big Balloons the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy a miriad of free entertainment, including the Tanglewood Marionettes, Hilby the German Juggle Boy, Magician David Garritty, Minion, Olaf the Snowman, Princesses Elsa & Anna, The Talking Tree, the Yuletide Carolers and the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's Festival of Trees!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM
Festival Of Trees
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The Federation will again be donating a decorated tree to the Springfield Boys and Girls Club Festival of Trees. During the busy holiday season it is a nice activity. The displays are beautiful and you can support a very worthy cause. Please see details below. We invite you to celebrate the holidays at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s 17th Annual Festival of Trees from November 24 – December 10, 2017 located at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. Trees donated and decorated by businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, hospitals, families and individuals are raffled off at the conclusion of the event. Try your luck at winning your favorite! All proceeds of the event will help us to continue our 126 years of charitable work by providing children in the community with hope, opportunity, and a safe place to learn and grow. Tower Square 1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115 2nd Floor Meeting Room, across from the Cafes Hours Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission Admission – $5 Seniors – $4 Children 12 & under – FREE Tree Raffle 25 for $10 50/50 Raffle 1 for $5 Special Offers •Wednesdays – Free Admission with Business Card •Current Active Military Personnel & their Families Admitted Free throughout the Festival. •Free parking at the Tower Square garage. Bring your parking ticket to the Festival for validation See all the details and get a discount coupon at: http://www.sbgc.org/festival-of-trees-about-us/