TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
Stafford Motor Speedway Driving Experience
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience – Book a 5 Lap Driving Experience for only $69! (Reg. Price $199) Book a 10 Lap Driving Experience for only $99! (Reg. Price $389) Book a 20 Lap Driving Experience for only $149! (Reg. Price $499) Book a 30 Lap Driving Experience for only $199! (Reg. Price $599)
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 AM
Rugged Maniac
Project New Hope Inc. Non-Profit Veterans Organization – Join us for another fun run. This is a family friendly race and is shaping up to be the the last race of the year. So if you haven't come out to support us or run/walk a race with Team22 then this will be your last chance in 2017. Hope to see you there!!!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 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
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Wistariahurst Docent Training Part 1
Wistariahurst Museum – Do you love history? Telling stories? Sharing the past with others? We're looking for volunteers to help us guide people through the historic house and grounds at Wistariahurst. We will offer extensive training and support in exchange for your help teaching people of all ages about Holyoke's past. We welcome anyone 16 and older who likes to interact with people, wants to hone their public speaking skills, and who loves local history. Part 2 will take place on Sunday, Septembet 24 and is only open to those who have completed Part 1. Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/z2g3CFVCmGtjlRUt2
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War
First Churches of Northampton, Massachusetts – Join us for a symposium on the issues of climate change and nuclear war. We will discuss our agenda for change! Featured: Bill McKibben—350.org; Nitin Damle—American College of Physicians; Michael Klare—Peace and World Security Studies Program, Five Colleges; Jennifer Leaning—Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Zia Mian--Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University; Ira Helfand—Physicians for Social Responsibility; Marty Nathan—Climate Action; John Loretz—International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Students' free registration at http://secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=72659 Everyone else can register at https://secure.psr.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1898&ea.campaign.id=72648 The program for the day is: 9 AM Welcome 9:15 Climate Change and Conflict (Panel 1) Moderator: Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas The Enormity of the Climate Crisis: Bill McKIbben The Health Impact of Climate Change: Nitin Damle Climate Change and Conflict: Michael Klare Syria: A Case Study in Climate Induced Conflict Jennifer Leaning 11:15 Break 11:30 Conflict and Nuclear War (Panel 2) Moderator: Sut Jhally How Conflict in South Asia Might Lead to Nuclear War: Zia Mian What Nuclear War Would Look Like: Ira Helfand 12:30 Lunch 1:30 An Agenda for Action (Panel 3) Moderator: Pamela Schwartz Working to Stop Climate Change: Marty Nathan Working to Prevent Nuclear War: John Loretz 2:30 Break 2:45 Workshops 4pm: Adjourn Sponsored by: 2 Degrees Northampton American Friends Service Committee Citizen's Climate Lobby Climate Action Now Cooley Dickinson Hospital Edwards Church Episcopal Diocese of Western MA First Churches, Northampton First Congregational Church, Amherst Grace Episcopal Church Hampshire Mosque Immanuel Lutheran Church Jewish Community of Amherst League of Women Voters of Franklin County League of Women Voters of the Northampton Area League of Women Voters, Amherst Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians New England Peace Pagoda Northampton Friends Meeting St. John’s Episcopal Church The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation B’nai Israel Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Ultra Violet Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence Valley Health Partners Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
TJO Bottle & Can Drive (& Bake Sale!)
Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center – Please bring us your bottles and cans! There will also be a bake sale. Come see our adoptable animals, get some treats and help animals in your community!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Little Fest 2017
Springfield Museums – LittleFest is a celebration, cosponsored with WGBY Public Television, to promote reading by young people. Free for Springfield residents (with proof of address), WGBY members (with proof of membership) and Springfield Museums Members. Special programming include performances by Keith Munslow - Musician/Storyteller (11:45 and 1:30) and meet-and-greets with Peg and Cat (10am-3pm). Activities: Peg + Cat, 10 am-3 pm Keith Munslow, 11:45 am & 1:30 pm Book Giveaway, 10 am-3 pm Library Art Activity, 10 am-4 pm Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm S.T.E.A.M. Station, 11 am-3 pm Live Animal Demos, 11 am-3 pm Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Apple Picking
MERCYhouse – Let's pick some apples! Please RSVP to our church office at contact@knowmercy.org if you need a ride. We have drivers going to three locations to pick-up those who RSVP: MH, Abbey Chapel (Mt. Holyoke), and Helen Hills Hills Chapel (Smith). If you are driving and have extra seats, please let us know! We will be going to Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton (about 30min from Amherst). Bring $20 cash to cover apples and other treats.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM
Amherst Hurricane Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Amherst Hurricane Boosters – The Hurricane Boosters and the ARHS Athletic Department are proud to announce that we will be inducting the 1991-1993 Amherst Girls Basketball Team into the Hurricane Hall of Fame. We are hosting a brunch induction ceremony which will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, Homecoming Weekend, at 10 a.m. at the UMass Marriott Center at the top of the Campus Center. Tickets are available in the AD’s Office and at Jones Real Estate. Tickets are $45 – cash or checks (payable to ARHS Hurricane Boosters). You can mail your check, with a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope), to the high school at 21 Mattoon Street, and tickets will be mailed to you. Get your Hall of Fame Induction tickets today! The newly released edition of “In These Girls Hope is a Muscle” is also coming out at this time.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 11:00 AM
Rugged Owl
Westfield State University – Do you have what it takes to make it through the Rugged Owl? Sign up and participate during Celebrate Westfield State (Homecoming & Family Day)! The Rugged Owl Family Fun Color Run/Walk is our own version of a color run & obstacle course, designed for all athletic levels and ages. This year, the Rugged Owl will take place during our three-day celebration, Celebrate Westfield State. Registration is available at westfieldalumni.org/nest. The course will start by University Hall and will loop around the campus green, ending by the globe in front of Lammers Hall. Color packs will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the Emily Gagnon Scholarship Fund. Participants will receive a commemorative souvenir to add to their Westfield State University collection!
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM
Catherine Dower Center Ribbon Cutting & Dedication
Westfield State University – Westfield State will hold the ribbon-cutting and dedication event for the newly renovated Catherine Dower Performing and Fine Arts Center during Celebrate Westfield State, our three-day, campus wide celebration. Held in the former Juniper Park building, the Catherine Dower Performing and Fine Arts Center is named after the late Dr. Catherine Dower, former Music Department chair, professor emerita, and longtime supporter of the university’s music programs. Dr. Dower made history in 2015 when she donated $1 million to the university, the largest ever individual gift, which was used to renovate the building. The facility houses Westfield State's Art Department, Music Department, and Theatre Arts program. For more information and to register for #CelebrateWestfieldState, visit celebratewestfield.com.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
African Dance Workshops
Northampton Center for the Arts – West African dance workshops: if purchased online, 1 workshop $16, 2 workshops. $20 per workshop at the door. Featuring Khady Badji, a dancer and choreographer for the premier dance company, Bakalama, in Dakar, Senegal and Yalani Bangoura a member of the award winning West African Dance and Drum Company, Les Merveilles de Guinea. Classes accompanied by live drumming. Discounted online tickets sales: 1 workshop - $18, Full Day - $35. At door: $20 per class (Cash, money order, or bank check only). Presented by Northampton African Dance and the Northampton Center for the Arts. Funded in part by the Northampton Arts Council a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM
Yankees that helped shape New England’s aerospace legacy
New England Air Museum – The Museum is pleased and honored to announce an addition to our 2017 Speaker Series. On Sarurday, September 23, we will be hosting Tom Crouch, senior curator, Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum. He will be giving a talk on Yankee aviators and innovators that helped shape New England’s aerospace legacy. This talk is free to Museum members and there is a $20 fee for non-members (which includes admission to the Museum). You can find out how to reserve a seat at www.neam.org/2017-speaker-series.php
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 1:30 PM
Grubbs Gallery: Susannah Auferoth
The Williston Northampton School – Kicking off the 2017-18 exhibit schedule at the Grubbs Gallery will be Holyoke-based painter Susannah Auferoth. Auferoth uses oil paint and often resin and/or wax on wide stretches of paper or board, resulting in compositions that resemble flat horizons. Color palates differentiate each piece, as do the grades of hue in each stratum, and the subtle markings on each plane. “My working method is a deliberate intellectual decision followed by intuitive color exploration,” Auferoth notes on her website biography. “I use an underlying grid of motion imagery which I layer with coats of translucent oil paint. This stills the composition at the surface while allowing movement to be present beneath the layers so the paintings hover between two narrow, luminous planes—the dynamic and the static.” Auferoth’s paintings have been exhibited widely and will hang at the Grubbs Gallery September 1 through September 29, with a reception on September 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Grubbs Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public and is closed during school vacations.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 PM
Change Up LIVE at Sonny's
Sonny's Place – From their Facebook: “Sick of hearing the same old songs by another one of those “party bands”..come check out Change-Up…CT’s newest Rock Cover band..Where we do just that..change it up!! From Metallica to Live, Godsmack to Pink Floyd, Incubus to Ozzy, Three Days Grace to Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rage Against the Machine to Phil Collins, Sevendust to Candlebox, Foo Fighters to Micheal Jackson (yeah MJ WHAT!!!). you get the idea. There’s something for everyone at a Change- UP show…” https://www.facebook.com/changeupct/
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 8:00 PM
Fab Faux in concert
UMass Fine Arts Center – All you need is love! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ seminal recording "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," Fab Faux will perform the album in its entirety, along with other fan favorites. Known for their painstaking re-creations of the iconic band’s songs, Fab Faux treat the Beatles’ music with unwavering respect–and love. Tickets: $65, $55, $30 Five College Students & Youth 17 and Under: $30, $25, $20 Post-Show VIP Meet & Greet with Fab Faux: $80 Purchase tickets by calling 413-545-2511 or visiting fineartscenter.com/fabfaux There will also be an English prix fixe dinner available at the The University Club & Restaurant before the concert. Details at fineartscenter.com/prixfixe.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 9:30 PM
Oktoberfest Battle of the Bands
Lit Amherst – Oktoberfest Massachusetts is hosting a live Battle of the Bands on Saturday 9/23/16 for a chance to play at Oktoberfest Amherst 2017! Performances by Moose & The Mops, Givenchy Humes, and more TBA. Winner(s) will be chosen by a panel of judges based on creativity, energy, fan turnout, quality, and more. Come support your favorite local artist starting at 9:30 PM! All are welcome to stay for Evolution Saturdays following the Battle of the Bands. 21+
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 8:00 AM
WCM Flea Market at Fountain Park
Wilbraham Children's Museum – Come out and support us as WCM Hosts the Flea Market at Fountain Park. This fundraising event supports WCM's programs and playground. The $5 parking fee supports Fountain Park. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Come and join the fun! Make sure you take the time to explore Community Row to check our the awesome groups and organizations right here in town! Registration is easy - simply click the link for our online store and fill out the form. You will be emailed a confirmation before the event with a lot #. Lots are assigned on a first register basis. Only one car per lot allowed. If you bring more than one vehicle, the extras must be parked in the lot. Click Here to register: www.http://www.wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.com/Flea-Market-at-Fountain-Park.html Vendor Set-up at 6:00 am - No Early Birds Please Gates Open at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Vendor Spaces are 20ft x 15ft $30 each. $5 discount to WCM Members.
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
MIM Presents 9th Annual Innovators Show Hosted by Artioli Dodge
Mopars in Motion – Mopars In Motion Presents the 9th Annual Innovators Show and Shine Mopar Show, Hosted by Artioli Chrysler Dodge Ram Show hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm *Spectators Free! *DJ *Raffles *Family Fun Activities All Day! *Free Showfield Entry for All Mopars In Motion Club Members *$10 Show Fee for NonMembers *Open to All Mopar and AMC cars and trucks, including a non-Mopar show class *Up To 17 Show Classes with 3 Trophies Per Class, Plus Best Of Show *Dash Plaques for the First 100 Cars and Trucks For Info or Directions, call Ralph at Eight Six Zero-416-1228 or visit our website: www.moparinmotion.com ALL SHOWS ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE Members, all MIM shows are run by volunteers from the club, and there would be no shows without our members lending a helping hand. Your help is always needed and appreciated, please consider volunteering. Lunch is on the club if you volunteer at the show! If you would like to volunteer, please arrive as early as 7:00am and see a club officer. Thank you in advance for your help and hardwork!
 
TOMORROW
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:30 AM
Splash of Color 2017
Easter Seals Massachusetts – TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! For a group of five Fun Runners, simply select "Group of Five". *For a group of five 5K Runners please individually register all five people and use promo code "group5" to get group discount rate.* SplashOfColor.RaceWire.com Registration: 9:30am 5k Start: 10:30am Fun Run Start: 10:45am Easter Seals MA is proud to announce the return of the Splash of Color Family Fun Run! So, grab your friends and family and join us for some colorful fun while supporting a great cause. All registered runners will once again receive a Splash of Color t-shirt (with registrations on or before 8/21/16), sunglasses, and an outdoor bbq lunch. Post-race festivities will more fun and games than ever including a balloon sculptor, photo booth, music, and beer tastings for our 21+ crowd. NEW to this year's Splash of Color: We have added a traditional timed 5k option with no color stations. Registration for this run includes a timed chip, lunch and a photo as you cross the finish line.