TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:00 AM
SCDA Driving Event @Thompson Speedway July 24th
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – SCDA@ Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park July 24th 9am-5pm SIGN UP BY JUNE 24th to SAVE 10%!!!! The SCDA will host three dates at the exciting Thompson Speedway this season, on May 15th, July 24th, and October 2nd! This 1.7 mile road course has a nice mix of straights, challenging corners and some elevation changes. The pavement is brand new and the run off areas are very forgiving. Located in Thompson Connecticut, this new Motorsports facility is a track that you must plan to drive. Some of the features on this exciting new venue include: - Repaving of the historic 1950’s 1.7 mile road course to 38’wide, new curbing - Upgrade to modern safety standards, adequate run off areas and modified turn design to accommodate modern racing and driving needs. - A110’ span bridge that will accommodate hauler traffic in and out of the paddock area - Thirty stall garage building - New classrooms, offices, restrooms, timing and scoring tower, concessions stands - Autocross and skid pad area - New entrance and registrations building - Upgraded safety fencing and barriers - Upgraded New England Race Fuels/ Sunoco fuel station.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Day Camp
Heifer Farm – Campers learn about Heifer's sustainable approach to ending hunger and poverty, and about the challenges their global neighbors face. They also learn more about world cultures and enjoy activities like milking livestock, harvesting vegetables, games and arts and crafts. Five-Day Program 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, extended care available Ages 7-13 $275 per week
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Women's Workshop Monday Night
Mission Church Ministries
 
TOMORROW
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 5:00 PM
Tuesday Night Block Party at Texas Roadhouse
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The fun continues all summer long at Texas Roadhouse. Family games, activities, Train Rides, Kettle Corn, Vendor and MORE! Come check out some of our great vendors, do a little shopping, play a game of corn hole and have some legendary food. Come for the food, stay for the fun. This week we will be supporting New England Adventures their mission is to provide all expense paid trips for veterans and their families to the wild places of New England.
 
TOMORROW
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM
Cara Brindisi
Worcester Cultural Coalition – Join the Friends of Newton Hill, a member organization of Park Spirit of Worcester, Inc. for a night of free, summer music! This concert features Cara Brindisi, a local vocalist performing origionals and covers.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Sunset Yoga with Goats
Heifer Farm – Join experienced yoga instructor, Brenna Miller, and the Heifer Farm goats for a fun and unique yoga class designed for all levels! The class includes breathing techniques, yoga postures and guided meditation to ground yourself and connect to Mother Nature. The class will end as the sun begins to set. (In case of rain, class will be held indoors.) To register call 508-886-5000 or email heifer.farm@heifer.org. Admission: $20 per class Minimum Age 12
 
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
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:30 PM
PVCA Family Night
Pioneer Valley Christian Academy – Family Fun Nights will be held on PVCA grounds this summer! Pack up your dinner and snacks, and meet up with your PVCA friends! Parent Support Fellowship will provide ice water and a frozen treat. We look forward to visiting with you this summer! Cancelled on rainy days. PVCA Families & Friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 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. The session is hosted by Dakin Humane Society at the Jones Library, Amherst - Woodbury Room. Light refreshments will be served. Limited Seating; Attendees must RSVP via eventbrite by July 25th. If you have additional questions, please contact Stacey Price, Director of Development and Marketing at sprice@dakinhumane.org or call 413-781-4000 ext. 121. This event is first come, first serve.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Joe Ramage LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host Joe Ramage, LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Thursday, July 27 at 7:00pm The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! Come enjoy a night of great live music with Joe Ramabe of Lobsterz From Marz!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Special DATE: Doctor Who Discussion Night
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester hosts their monthly Doctor Who Talk on Thursday, July 27, 2017 (FOURTH Thursday, special date) from 7:00-8:00 PM. ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 7:00 PM
Worcester Storytellers features Dana Laquidara
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Worcester Storytellers is the only Worcester Open Mic that features non-fiction, fiction, prose, and journalism--as well as poetry. Join in the open mic or just enjoy listening! This month feature's author Dana Laquidara! Dana Laquidara’s nonfiction work appears in The Huffington Post, Literary Mama, Brain Child Magazine, Boston Mamas, The Grub Daily, and Spirituality & Health Magazine. Dana has participated in several Boston Moth storytelling events. She took first place while delivering a piece from her memoir-in-progress. The theme was Adventure, and she told of going to visit her mother as a teen, after a decade of no contact. Her topics speak to the heart and include wellness, creativity, parenting, simplifying and healing old wounds, all of which she has found to be interwoven. She speaks from experience about parental alienation in order to raise awareness and support parents and children who are caught in this devastating aftermath of a volatile divorce.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:00 PM
The Savage Brothers LIVE at Sonny's Place
Sonny's Place – Join us as we host the Savage Brothers LIVE at the Sonny's Place Pavilion & Bar on Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm The show is FREE, so invite your friends and family! Come enjoy a show from fan favorites The Savage Brothers at Sonny’s Place! From their website: “The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin’, rockin’, and rhythm group. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty. ” www.savagebrothersband.com
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
Saturday Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
Dakin Humane Society – In order to serve our clients better, our Vaccine & Microchip Clinics and now held every Saturday. When: Every Saturday from 9-10am The doors for the Vaccine and Microchip Clinic - at the front of the building - will open at 9am each Saturday. Please form a line at the door, as we will treat the first 40 pets (cats or dogs) each week. Exam fee applies to every animal $10 if pet is spayed/neutered (fixed) $25 if pet is not spayed/neutered (fixed) Vaccinations ($12/ea) Dogs: • Rabies • Distemper/Parvo • Bordetella Cats: • Rabies • Distemper/FVRCP Additional services: • Microchipping • Flea/tick treatments • Heartworm preventative • De-worming • Feline Leukemia/FIV test • Feline Leukemia vaccine More details available on our website: https://www.dakinhumane.org/vaccine-clinics-and-services.html Cash, debit or credit accepted. Vaccine services are provided by licensed veterinarians and are for healthy animals only. This clinic does not provide treatment for sick or injured animals. Please do not bring your pet to the clinic if he/she has a fever or is vomiting. www.dakinhumane.org
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Speak Your Truth Through Laughter Retreat
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – HAPPILY SPONSORED BY GOOD STOCK FARM, RIVER VALLEY CO-OP & THE WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ALLIANCE Speak Your Truth THROUGH LAUGHTER A “Females Unleashing Courage, Knowledge, Individuality & Truth” Retreat With Pam Victor, President of Happier Valley Comedy Saturday, July 29, 10am-7pm 67 Conz St., Northampton, MA Regular Price: $175 (Includes a healthy lunch provided by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Sandy D'Amato of Good Stock Farm and two complimentary tickets to the Speak Your Truth Show) Tired of being silenced by others and especially by your own inner critic? Ready to disregard the bullshit that’s holding you back? Want to get better at bravely standing up to authority and authentically speaking your mind? Do you need more play in your life? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then treat yourself to a day of self-care and empowerment on Saturday, July 29th! Speak Your Truth THROUGH LAUGHTER Retreat is whole day and evening packed with learning and laughter, community and connection, mindfulness and manifesting, trust and truth. This retreat helps you learn and practice game-changing tools to bolster these skills in a supportive, judgment-free community of women using fun and active improv exercises to help you gain courage to stand up and speak your truth while trusting that You Are Enough. This THROUGH LAUGHTER retreat facilitates powerful learning experiences through easy-to-learn, non-performance improv training exercises. Exercises are completed in a circle or pairs; participants are never forced to be “on stage.” Pam Victor's superpower is making sure all people along the introvert-extrovert spectrum feel successful and have a blast with the THROUGH LAUGHTER workshops. Throughout the retreat, you'll have opportunities for both private reflection and focused sharing of your experiences and knowledge in a positive, judgment-free community of women who are there to lift each other up. Let's grow stronger together! And let's do it all using the exclusive "F.U.C.K. I.T." approach to personal growth. Healthy lunch provided by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Sandy D'Amato of Good Stock Farm! And that's not all… This retreat culminates in an improv show where the stories of some volunteer participants will serve as the inspiration for improvised scenes performed by professional improvisers from Happier Valley Comedy mainstage casts. Each retreat participant receives two complimentary tickets to the show to share with friends and family. This retreat is open to all who identify as women ages 21+. No improv (or other) experience necessary. About Your THROUGH LAUGHTER Facilitator: Pam Victor is the founder and president of Happier Valley Comedy where she runs the Through Laughter program and a multi-level improv comedy school as well as producing regular improv shows in Western Massachusetts. Pam is the author of “Baj and the Word Launcher: A Space-Aged Asperger Adventure in Communication” and, along with legendary improvisers TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, co-author of “Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book.” A graduate of Smith College with a Master’s in Education from Iona College, Pam has received improv training from iO Theater (Chicago), Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), ImprovBoston, and from Second City teachers. ?Pam is a nice person. She would like you. Speak Your Truth THROUGH LAUGHTER Retreat Schedule of Fun & Learning: 10:00am-11:30am - Retreat Workshop, Part 1: Redefining & Disempowering Failure THROUGH LAUGHTER 11:30-11:45am - Break (Tea and snacks provided) 11:45am - 1:30pm - Retreat Workshop, Part 2: Courage & Clarity THROUGH LAUGHTER 1:30-2:30pm - Healthy lunch provided on site 2:30-5:30pm - Retreat Workshop, Part 3: Stand Up and Speak Your Truth THROUGH LAUGHTER 5:30-6:00pm - Break, guests and audience arrive 6:00-7:00pm - Improv Show featuring Happier Valley Comedy Players inspired by stories told by select retreat volunteers 7:00pm - Hugs and farewells to your new friends "Pam's workshop fundamentally changed the way I think about improv (and life!). In just 2 days I went from overthinking, always judging myself (and sometimes others), and constantly planning my next move to being comfortable with the unknown and letting things happen and be discovered naturally. Pam's teaching style is calm, supportive and encouraging (without being over the top). She gave me permission to be myself, and then helped me realize that I didn't need that permission in the first place. I will remember these two days for a long, long time to come! -Vera Didur, San Diego, CA For more about the whole Personal Empowerment THROUGH LAUGHTER program: www.happiervalley.com. 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.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
South Windsor Farmer's Market Raffle
South Windsor MOMS Club – Come out to support the South Windsor Moms Club by purchasing tickets for our wonderful raffle. All proceeds go tirectly towards the MOMS Club to cover the costs of the Dragon Boat race we are participating in on August 19 in Hartford. Tickets will only be sold the day of the Farmer's market but, you do not need to be present to win! There is something for every one! Raffle Items Include: Green Tangerine Salon & Spa Beauty Bag & Products New Balance $25 Gift Card The Edge Tattoo $60 Gift Certificate Omaha Steaks - 12 Free Burgers Battiston's Dry Cleaning - $30 Gift Certificate Usborne Books Basket Jamberry Set And, more to come!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 10:00 AM
Yoga with Goats - WAIT LIST ONLY
Heifer Farm – 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
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 12:00 PM
Yoga with Goats - WAIT LIST ONLY
Heifer Farm – 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