TODAY
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Far Out Film Discussion: Daisies
Forbes Library – Far Out Film Discussion is formatted like a book club: check out the film, watch it at home, and attend the meeting to discuss it. (We will not be screening the film at the program.) We meet the last Monday of each month. Our next movie is Daisies, a 1966 Czech New Wave film from director Vera Chytilová. This comedy/drama - which had initially been banned - features two teenage girls, both named Marie, who play strange pranks. Copies of the film will be available in the Reference Dept. and the Arts and Music Dept. You can also watch the film via Kanopy.com - sign up for a free account with your Forbes library card and stream it online : https://forbes.kanopystreaming.com/video/daisies Join us in the Community Room on Monday September 25th at 7:00pm to discuss the film!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Dec 19 @ 10:00 AM
Parents & Playgroups - weekly drop-in parents' group
It Takes a Village – We provide a watchful eye during the library’s playgroup so parents can take a break and talk. Refreshments provided.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 11:00 AM
Voter Registration with the Amherst League of Women Voters
Amherst Survival Center – Come to the Amherst Survival Center and register to vote and stay for lunch! It's National Voter Registration Day and the Amherst League of Women Voters will be at the Amherst Survival Center to help register voters. Lunch is served 12pm-1pm. ALL ARE WELCOME.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM
Junior League of Greater Springfield Meeting
Junior League of Greater Springfield – By invitation. Women building better communities! For more information about Junior League visit http://www.jlgs.org
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Nashville, TN – Acclaimed cellist, composer, songwriter and activist Ben Sollee announces the release of Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native (Soundly Music) on August 11th, 2017. Tracing the origins of a traditional American genre back to early immigrants, Sollee takes a non-traditional approach, blending the influences of early Irish and Scottish musicians with the rhythms of Mexico, Africa, and India. This album is Sollee’s most personally revealing work and a reflection of his native Kentucky, a place like many others, that’s still helping refine the ever-changing Bluegrass genre.Inspired by the interactions and collaborations of string musicians from all walks of life, Sollee and his bandmates recorded twelve songs in a cabin at the Bernheim Arboretum And Research Forest Center in Clermont, KY. Each song was captured live as an ensemble with a mobile, analog studio and with just a few overdubs. Together, they thoughtfully reimagined a revered style with world music characteristics.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM
Park Street & West Farms Cemeteries Final Planning Meeting
The David Ruggles Center for History and Education – The process of preparing a long-term master plan for preserving and enhancing both Park Street and West Farms Cemeteries is nearing completion. Prior to finalizing the plan, the City of Northampton would like to hear your thoughts, ideas and preferences on the draft plan.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 8:00 AM
Ask LOMAP at WNE School of Law
Western New England University School of Law – With our only two advisors based in downtown Boston, we understand that the lawyers and law students in the western part of the state need more opportunities for in-person consultations. Our friends at Western New England University School of Law are helping out by hosting a whole day of consultations on their campus. Sign up to coordinate a time here: http://masslomap.org/event/ask-lomap-western-new-england-law/
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 4:30 PM
5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags Exhibition Opening
University Museum of Contemporary Art – Join the University Museum of Contemporary Art in the opening of "5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags" exhibition drawn from Charles Derby's collection. The event will occur at the UMCA and Fine Arts Center lobby. The schedule is as follows: 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Special Performance by the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers on the Fine Arts Center Plaza 6:00 -7:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion with Charles Derby and the five curators in the Fine Arts Center Lobby
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 6:30 PM
Forbes Library Zine Club
Forbes Library – A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Also : a place to draw, write, or engage with other innovative folks in a casual and open atmosphere. Meeting at Forbes Library on the second floor in the Arts and Music Department.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
Straw Dog Writers Author Showcase
Forbes Library – Straw Dog Writers Guild 4th Annual Authors Showcase: Dick Bentley Michael Goldman Tzivia Gover Jan Maher Ellen Meeropol Leslea Newman Elaine Reardon Jacqueline Sheehan Gail Thomas Short Readings, Refreshments, Book Signings A celebration of members books at The Forbes Library, Coolidge Museum, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA Free & open to the public
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
The High Kings at The Iron Horse Music Hall / Show #1
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The High Kings are a traditional folk group who are among a wave of modern acts bringing classic Celtic songs into the 21st century. They can truly claim to represent the next generation of Irish music as three of their members are the sons of famous fathers. Finbarr Clancy’s father, Bobby was a member of the legendary Clancy Brothers, Martin Furey’s father Finbarr is famous for his time in the Fureys, and Brian Dunphy’s father, Sean, once represented Ireland in the Eurovision song contest. Following the death of his uncle, Liam Clancy, Finbarr said that while it felt like the end of an era for Irish music, The High Kings were determined to carry on the tradition. He also admitted that they had big shoes to fill. The High Kings are named after the legendary rulers of ancient Ireland The final member of the band, Darren Holden, is a successful Broadway star. He played Billy Joel in the Pianoman in the hit musical, Moving Out. He toured with the show for three years before joining The High Kings. As well as being a leading vocal group, they are also accomplished musicians, playing 13 different instruments between them.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 PM
Masala Jazz at The Bistro at Gateway City Arts
Gateway City Arts – Join us for delicous food, tasty drinks, and exceptional music. Our weekly Beergarden music series continues with Masala Jazz starting at 7pm. MASALA is a term used in Asian cuisines to mostly describe a combination of wonderful spices. Not unlike the mixture of the many spices in Indian cooking, Masala Jazz is a mixture of many musicians and a fusion of musical expressions with a foundation in jazz and blues. SiriNam Singh Khalsa, the bands leader and originator wanted Masala to reflect family and the enjoyment of playing music. SiriNam’s three decades of guitar playing was described in a Daily Hampshire Gazette Arts and Entertainment article as “a clean and melodic sound influenced by musicians such as Pat Matheny and Larry Carlton.” Menu can be previewed at gatewaycityartsbistro.com
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Sep 28 @ 9:30 PM
The High Kings at The Iron Horse Music Hall / Show #2
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The High Kings are a traditional folk group who are among a wave of modern acts bringing classic Celtic songs into the 21st century. They can truly claim to represent the next generation of Irish music as three of their members are the sons of famous fathers. Finbarr Clancy’s father, Bobby was a member of the legendary Clancy Brothers, Martin Furey’s father Finbarr is famous for his time in the Fureys, and Brian Dunphy’s father, Sean, once represented Ireland in the Eurovision song contest. Following the death of his uncle, Liam Clancy, Finbarr said that while it felt like the end of an era for Irish music, The High Kings were determined to carry on the tradition. He also admitted that they had big shoes to fill. The High Kings are named after the legendary rulers of ancient Ireland The final member of the band, Darren Holden, is a successful Broadway star. He played Billy Joel in the Pianoman in the hit musical, Moving Out. He toured with the show for three years before joining The High Kings. As well as being a leading vocal group, they are also accomplished musicians, playing 13 different instruments between them.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Oct 26 @ 1:30 PM
Watercolor: The Next Level with Paula Gottlieb
Northampton Center for the Arts – This class is for those who have at least a bit of experience in watercolor. We will work with principles such as paint to water ratios, interaction of paint and water, brushwork, color theory, transparent layering, and the sequence of constructing a watercolor painting. Fee and registration details at http://nohoarts.org/announcement/view/467
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 4:00 PM
Welcome Back Picnic Potluck!
Northampton Parents Center – Please join us for our annual Welcome Back Potluck Picnic as we celebrate the beginning of a new season and our 31st year with our wonderful community of parents, grandparents, caregivers, and young children! NPC families, alumni, siblings, neighbors and friends are all welcome! Please bring a dish to share, if you are able, if not, just bring yourselves. Look for the NPC sandwich board at the playground behind the school! RAIN DATE is Friday, September 29th! PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION! We are excited to be at Jackson Street School, where we will have free parking and a wonderful play space! The playground is BEHIND the building. Come and join us!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 5:30 PM
Persist Worship & Prayer Night
MERCYhouse – Our first "Persist" event last month was a meaningful time of corporate worship and prayer where God revealed Himself to us as individuals and as a family. We want to remain persistent in our gathering to worship and pray and continue these meetings on the third Thursday of each month, beginning with the 28th of September. Let's cast vision and make persistent petition to the Lord for greater things to happen in the Valley. May we intercede together and let Him find us faithful! **Luke 18:1-8**
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
A Dangerous Woman Mocktail Party/Student Preview
Smith College Museum of Art – Attention all Smith students! Join us for the first of our Thursday Late Night events! We'll have mocktails with a surreal twist at the exclusive student preview for the special exhibition "A Dangerous Woman: The Art of Honoré Sharrer." Bring your friends and enjoy open galleries, music, giveaways, and more! This exclusive Smith student event is FREE! Image: Honoré Sharrer American, 1920–2009. Nursery Rhyme, 1971. Oil on canvas. 49 × 89 in. (124.46 × 226.06 cm). Collection of Adam Zagorin and the late Perez Zagorin
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
2017 NAACP Annual Membership Banquet
Greater Springfield, MA NAACP – Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the Greater Springfield NAACP with keynote speaker Bishop W. Darin Moore
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 8:00 PM
Drag Queen Bingo at Gateway City Arts
Gateway City Arts – Your favorite night of the month is back!!!!! Come join my girl Liz and me for a fabulous fun time!!! Great drinks, food,amazing venue and great prizes!!!! $10.00 for 10 rounds!!!!! Bring your friends old and new and we gurantee youll have a blast!!!!! ***If youd like to donate a prize in exchange for promotion please inbox Liz or Me***** O-69!!!!!!! F@ck Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 8:00 PM
Bridge0fFlowers/OwenManure/Viewer/Tarp
13th Floor Music Lounge – 9.28.2017 ????? 7 dollars ???¦?owen manure??bridge of flowers???tarp???brown/kivela duo???viewer