TODAY
    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.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Forbes Library Zine Club
Forbes Library – A club to talk and create all-things-zine! Meeting at Forbes Library on the second floor in the Arts and Music Department.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
The Stray Birds at Iron Horse, Plus Eavesdrop!
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again. ----------------------- Supported by Eavesdrop Hailing from the Northeast, these Pioneer Valley natives provide a sound all their own -- a perfect combination of soulful vocals, intricate harmonies, warm acoustics, and moving rhythm. Stripped-down, raw, and natural, their magic flourishes in the most intimate of spaces. Their vibrant dynamic creates a unique experience for each listener -- constantly crossing the lines between something hauntingly beautiful and incredibly fun!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Chavrusa Night
Chabad of Greater Hartford – Explore the structure of the Holy Temple which once stood in Jerusalem. We will provide you with your own personal study partner. Kosher Sushi from Crown Market will be served. No Fee
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Skygazing
Talcott Mountain Science Center & Academy – FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Join TMSC staff on Wednesday, July 26th at 8:00 PM* for an enlightening evening observing the night sky from the top of Talcott Mountain! Arrive on campus and begin the evening by learning about the stars, constellations and the night sky in the Captain Alan M. Bean Planetarium. Then, when the skies have darkened, we'll head outdoors to our final skygazing destination atop Talcott Mountain. With a wide array of telescopes at our disposal, we'??ll be looking for stars, planets (including Jupiter and Saturn) and other celestial gems. $5 TMSC MEMBERS/$8 GENERAL ADMISSION Due to limited seating, we strongly recommend making your reservations early. RSVP below or call 860.677.8571 for more information. (In the event of inclement weather, activities will be rescheduled to Thursday, July 27.) *
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Homeschool Partnership Information Meeting
The Cornerstone Christian School – You are invited to come and learn about Cornerstone's Homeschool Partnership Program. Cornerstone partners with homeschooling families by offering enrollment in select classes for students in Grades 1-12. Elementary students are able to enroll in Physical Education, Art and Music/Band. Beginning in Grade 6 students may also take a math course at Cornerstone. High school students are able to take up to 2 credits of any of our courses. We invite you to join us on Thursday, 7/27, to learn more about how Cornerstone can partner with your family!
 
TOMORROW
    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.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Katherine First and Kitchen Party on the Porch
Florence Music on the Porch Series – Band Members Katherine First, fiddle/vocals Buddy Downey, guitar/vocals/whistle Jeff Hinrichs, bodhran/djembe/percussion/vocals Allen Belkin, banjo/mandolin/vocals Traditional Celtic music, old-time and bluegrass songs and a few surprises.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Holly Bowling at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm.
 
TOMORROW
    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!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday Experiment #7
Gateway City Arts – Thursday Experiment #7 July 27 1 - Izikhotane (Hartford,CT) Performance poetry truth and sound 2 - Stephen Gaucci (Brooklyn, NY) Solo saxophone A master of strength, vibration and circular breathing. 3 - Open Jam Session - bring your instrument to play $5 suggested donation
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
An Evening with Holly Bowling at Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – An Evening with Holly Bowling performing the music of Phish & the Gateful Dead reimagined for solo piano at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA! Date: Thursday, July 27th 2017 On-sale date is Friday, May 5th. hollybowling.com iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Jen Tobey's Alter Ego / Pineapples / Hevvi Synthia
13th Floor Music Lounge – Jen Tobey's Alter-Ego Pineapples Hevvi Synthia
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 6:00 PM
Essence & Sound Meditation
Granby Yoga Studio – Join John Odlum and David Ascenza for this treat to all the senses combining pure medicinal essential oils and musical bliss throughout a guided meditation. Medicinal-grade essences from Wisdom of the Earth will be used. The combination of scent, energy and consciousness of these pure essential oils is a great aid in helping us remember our interconnectedness with all of Nature. Combine this with the power of sound...singing bowls, crystal pyramid and other healing sounds. This beautiful journey will help you access profound inner wisdom and integrate that knowledge to become more empowered and fulfilled in your life. No experience necessary...all are welcome! Friday 7/28/17 ~ 6 - 7:45 p.m. ~ $25 plus tax
 
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
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 9:00 PM
Gulow's 30th Birthday: Extinction A.D. / Goblet / The Humanoids / Uncomfortables
Promotorhead Entertainment – Extinction A.D. Goblet The Humanoids Uncomfortables
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM
9th Annual Westfield State Alumni Association Retreat
Westfield State University – Annually, we bring the Westfield State Alumni Association and other interested alumni together to talk about strategic planning, event management, ways to outreach, communication and more. If you would like to be a part of this group and are looking for something fun to do on July 29, please join us for this 1 day retreat. We provide meals, supplies and housing (as needed) and you provide your ideas and passion for Westfield State. Hope you can join us!
 
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
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 @ 7:00 PM
Memphis Rock n Soul Revue w/ The Amy Black Band at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Join The Amy Black Band for a soulful evening of music originally recorded in Memphis by artists including Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Bobby Blue Bland, O.V. Wright, Al Green, Otis Clay and others. Take a musical journey through time with songs recorded on the Hi Records, Stax Records and Sun Records labels, along with new original songs that capture the soul and grit of Memphis music. ABOUT AMY BLACK: Amy Black’s fourth solo release, “Memphis” (June 2017) was recorded in Memphis, TN with Scott Bomar, a grammy-nominated producer and leader of the band The Bo-Keys, at the helm. This powerful 10-song album includes seven originals and three classic covers, featuring three members of the Hi Rhythm section who played on Al Green's classics -- The Rev. Charles Hodges on the Hammond and piano, his brother Leroy “Flick” Hodges on bass, and Howard Grimes on drums, along with former Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel - all architects of the Memphis sound. Devising and creating the “Memphis” album was an obvious next step for Black on the heels of her third release, “The Muscle Shoals Sessions" (June 20015), a project of mostly Muscle Shoals classics, featuring the legendary keyboardist and “Swamper” Spooner Oldham. The album was recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Black's family homeland of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. With the “Muscle Shoals Sessions,” Black established her “true potential as a bluesy, R&B heavy hitter” according to Elmore Magazine. Blues in Britain wrote, “Black Is blessed with a deeply soulful voice that melds elements of Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples and Alberta Hunter.” And Relix Magazine described her sound as, "a blend of sultry desire and ardent passion...that’s both tough and tender.” According to Black, “Recording in Muscle Shoals and doing 100+ shows where I sang some of the most soulful music that exists, brought something out in me I definitely didn't know was there. It developed me as an artist, helped me find my true sound and prepared me for the Memphis project. I've never been happier with the music I'm making and performing than I am right now.” With the album, “Memphis,” Black has made a powerful connection with her musical passion, a passion she and her band joyfully share with audiences in her live performance of A Memphis Music Revue.