TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Oct 19 @ 6:00 AM
Fall into Fitness (4-week series) w/ Tammy Rose
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Tammy Rose, for a Fall into Fitness Training Program. This 4-week series runs every Tuesday and Thursday, 6am-7am Sept. 26th-October 19th. This is no ordinary fitness class! This program not only effectively builds every major muscle group in your body but Tammy also gives a detailed focus on those smaller muscles that help define, lift and sculpt those weaker, less toned areas – combined with moderate-high intensity cardio intervals to burn calories and boost your metabolism will put you in the best shape of your life! The magic of this kind of training is that it keeps your body burning fat even after you leave the class. In addition, Tammy offers online coaching for motivation, workouts outside class, as well as healthy dietary habits throughout the program. All levels are welcome! $80 for the 4-week series or drop-in for $12 per class - cash or check payable to the instructor. Please bring a clean, dry pair of sneakers, no outdoor shoes are allowed in the studio. For more info or to pre-register please contact Tammy at 413-212-7771 or email tjrose1222@gmail.com. About the Instructor: Tammy Rose: (ACE- Certified Personal Trainer / Health Coach) Tammy brings great enthusiasm to BYDF as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She holds an associate’s degree in Health Science and is an ACE certified personal trainer with over 14 years of professional experience training a vast and diverse clientele in-home, in various gyms, wellness facilities and corporate locations in Berkshire County. She prides herself in helping individuals achieve substantial weight loss, total body conditioning and transformation, and improving physical limitations and injuries. As a group fitness instructor, Tammy teaches a variety of fitness classes and holds specialized certifications in Kickboxing, Spin and Pilates. As a health coach who’s well versed in nutrition and behavioral issues, Tammy understands how the right combination of nutrients fuels one to success and the importance of meeting each individual where they’re at and continuously motivating them to the next level. She is always striving to reach people and help them achieve their optimum health.
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM
Resilience: Movie and Discussion
Berkshire Museum – Learn how you can build resilience in your life and the lives of others at a FREE screening of the documentary film "Resilience" followed by a discussion with staff from Clinical Support Options. "Resilience" is a new movie that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary "Resilience" reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. "Resilience", however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. "Resilience" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 1 hr., not rated, documentary Presented in partnership with the Berkshire United Way, with Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Clinical and Support Options.
 
TODAY
    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
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:45 PM
Free Class: Turbo Kick Live w/ Maria Antil
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join the ultimate party with Maria for a special FREE Turbo Kick Live class held on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:45-8:45pm, to try out one of our newest classes! Turbo Kick® is a fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout packed with a mix of kickboxing, HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training), core work, and fun dance moves set to high energy dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout! This class is great for anyone at any skill level. Come have fun and get motivated by others on the same journey as you. Future classes will continue to be held every Tuesday 7:45pm-8:45pm and are $10 to drop-in or $85 for a 10-class punch card (with a 6 month expiration date from purchase) cash or check payable to the instructor. For more information, please contact Maria at (315) 283-0530 or email maria.barbaglia@gmail.com. Please bring a clean, dry pair of sneakers, no outdoor shoes are allowed in the studio. About the Instructor: Maria Antil (Turbo Kick Live): Originally from Central New York, Maria first fell in love with Berkshire County after working at a local summer camp in 2009. In college, she choreographed hip hop numbers for the student Orchesis group and spent the majority of her time in the weight room training as a hammer thrower on the track and field team. In 2016, she hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago with her husband and her best friend. Currently a teacher in the area, Maria enjoys yoga, dancing, working out, and hiking. Now, as a Beachbody Turbo Kick Live instructor and a future AFAA-certified Group Fitness Instructor, she looks forward to sharing her passion for lifelong fitness with others.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Dec 13 @ 10:30 AM
Free WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Berkshire Museum – Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math in this FREE program designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to join in as our Museum educators teach exciting new concepts each session. This program is free and open to the community, and often fills up. Please contact Jesseca Williamson to make your reservation at 413.443.7171 ext. 334 or by email at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org. WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank.
 
TOMORROW
    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
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Jan 31 @ 6:30 PM
Healing Meditation
Trinity Healing Sanctuary – Join us for this guided meditation with healing energy channeled by Polly Jo Labbé. Our weekly meditation is designed to release the stress of your work week and remind you to connect to the Divine healing energy, regardless of religious practice. We are all connected to Divine Source energy, this meditation gently reminds you of that and helps clear what may be blocking you in your life. You will also receive guidance from pulling oracle cards of the week. Cost: $10
 
TOMORROW
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    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
 
TOMORROW
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    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
 
TOMORROW
    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 @ 4:00 PM
Sally Bedell Smith's Prince Charles
The Mount – Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her New York Times best-selling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. Sally Bedell Smith is the author of the bestselling biographies of William S. Paley, Pamela Harriman, Princess Diana, President John and Jacqueline Kennedy, President Bill and Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 1996, she previously worked at Time and The New York Times, where she was a cultural news reporter. She was awarded a Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for magazine reporting in 1982 and was a fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in 1986. She received the 2012 Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence, an award presented by the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York. Elizabeth the Queen won the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award for best book in history and biography, the only major book award decided by readers. Sally lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Stephen. They have three grown children.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Nov 2 @ 4:00 PM
My Life, My Health: Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop
LifePath – If you are living with one or more chronic health conditions, the Healthy Living Program at LifePath can help. Starting on Thursday, September 28, the Healthy Living Program will offer an ongoing workshop series, “My Life, My Health," at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, located at 164 High Street in Greenfield, MA. Workshops will be held on Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. for six weeks. Participants are encouraged to attend all six workshops in the series. To register for the workshop series, or to learn more about the Healthy Living Program at LifePath, please contact Marcus Chiaretto at 413-773-5555 x 2304, 978-544-2259 x2304, or mchiaretto@lifepathma.org. Individuals with any type of ongoing health issue such as diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease or COPD will have the opportunity to gain the skills and the confidence needed to manage their chronic health condition. The foundation of the workshop series is creating weekly “action plans” designed to help participants achieve their health goals. Workshops are highly supportive, informative, and social. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. More Information: • Workshops are led by volunteers, one or both of whom are peers with a chronic health condition. • “My Life, My Health” is an evidence-based curriculum that has been researched and proven to have positive results for participants. • Workshops are free of cost and open to the public. Learn more about the Healthy Living program and other services offered by LifePath by visiting LifePathMA.org.