TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 1:00 PM
Amherst Survival Center Volunteer Orientation
Amherst Survival Center – The Amherst Survival Center's mission is to connect residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties to food, clothing, healthcare, wellness, and community PRIMARILY THROUGH VOLUNTEERS. Volunteering at the Center helps to make all of our programs operate, every day we're open. It starts with a 1-hour orientation. If you're interested in attending an orientation, feel free to show up or contact our Volunteer Coordinator (email: carleen@amherstsurvival.org; phone: 549-3968 ext 111.) More info: www.amherstsurvival.org/volunteer
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Chakra Healing Meditation
Trinity Healing Sanctuary – Join us as we restore balance in our hectic lives through guided meditation channeled by our Director, Polly Jo Labbé. Each week we release the stress, overwhelm, and other energy that may be affecting our health and wellbeing. Receive Divine messages and leave feeling peaceful and restored. Offering: $10
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Midwinter Fire: Poetry of Midlife
Forbes Library – Midwinter Fire: Poetry of Midlife (The Modern Real and Surreal) Lesléa Newman, poet, LOVELY Joy Ladin, poet, Impersonation Gail Thomas, poet, Odd Mercy This event will take place in the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum on the second floor of Forbes Library. == Where the Real and the Surreal Meet == The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age, is the Forbes Library’s author reading series. Now in its third season, the series explores contemporary themes on the premise that libraries offer vibrant spaces to engage with and explore our era’s most pressing questions – questions that in their surprises and contradictions can be understood through either a realistic lens or through fantasy, science fiction and the surreal. The series invites the community to join us in examining how story and art can provide empathy and insight in our accelerating world. The series features writers in genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction to poetry. The role of the image in conveying literary themes will be explored, too, in events on comics & graphic novels, film and screenwriting, and nature word-and-image pairings. Current issues from our political and social milieu will also form an important backbone as these authors share from their fine work.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 9:30 AM
NPC's Preschool and Resource Fair 2018
Northampton Parents Center – Representatives from Northampton and Hadley area preschools, and other organizations that serve families with young children will be available to answer questions and give information. This event is open to the public and is free, donations are welcomed. Toys are available for children to play with and snack will be served. The Center will be open until 11:30 am, ending with our usual circle time. Snow date is January 25th. Looking forward to our 2018 Annual Preschool Fair Thursday morning, 9:30 to 11:15! Participating programs include: Northampton Public Schools, Sunnyside, Fort Hill, Gan Keshet, The Hartsbrook School, The Common School, Montessori School of Northampton, Cloverdale, Head Start PCDC, Lilly Library, Forbes Library, Empty Arms, Arcadia, Nonstick, WIC, and more to come... Snack and playgroup and circle time, too! See you at the NPC! Co-sponsored by Northampton Parents Center and Northampton/Hadley Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
80's Musical BINGO Nite!
Amherst Survival Center – It's a FUNdraiser! with DJ Trumpy On Air from Hits 943! Come listen to your favorite 80s songs, sing along, and win some prizes! The Amherst Survival Center is hosting 80’s Musical Bingo Night. Instead of calling numbers, we’ll be playing soundbites from 80’s songs. Prizes awarded for every round, for best 80’s hair (optional), for best 80’s attire (optional), and for 80’s trivia experts! First game at 6pm. Admission: Tickets are $20.00 for 4 games and can be purchased online in advance at: www.amherstsurvival.org/bingo, or at the door. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Amherst Survival Center's programs.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Tag Sale
Eastfield Mall – Come join us at our location in the Eastfield Mall for 3 fun filled days of shop till you drop! Just $25 to fill a bag of gently used/new clothes, shoes & accessories! When: January 19th, 20th & 21st. Come fill a bag of gently used/new clothes for only $25 a bag!!! Times: Jan 19th: 10am to 7pm Jan 20th: 10am to 7pm Jan 21st: 11am to 6pm Where: Hannoush Corridor at the Eastfield Mall Address: 1655 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01129 If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at: dressforsuccessspringfield@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 12:00 PM
Tunes@Noon: Live Music at the Amherst Survival Center
Amherst Survival Center – JOIN US for a delicious lunch and wonderful live music performance, “Music of Bill Evans & Pat Metheny” featuring Stephen Page (piano), Bob Ferrier (guitar) and Bob Weiner (percussion) To see clips of past performances in the TUNES@NOON series, visit our YouTube Channel here: http://bit.ly/2ABJaCn
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
UMass Hockey vs Northeastern
Mullins Center – Join the Minutemen as they host Northeastern Friday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center! Exciting offer on the table for non-UMass students over winter break! Stop by the Mullins Center Box Office and collect a free ?? to this game. Learn more here - bit.ly/2yFJtGW For information on season tickets, mini plans, Power Play Passes, or single game tickets call 1-866-UMASS-TIX or visit UMassAthletics.com. Entry is FREE for all UMass undergraduate students just by showing their Ucard.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Prayers for Christian Unity
Massachusetts Council of Churches – Prayers for Christian Unity: Friday January 19, 2018 7pm at the Roman Catholic Catheral of St. Michael the Archangel, 260 State Street Springfield MA. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Bishop Mitchell Rozanski Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, in partnership with the Massachusetts Council of Churches invite Christians to gather for a time of prayer, a witness to unity in a time of intense political division and renewal of baptismal vows. Clergy are asked to arrive at 6:15pm to vest and process. Fellowship reception to follow. Offering will support hurricane relief efforts in the US Virgin Islands. Parking is behind the Cathedral on Elliot Street. The Cathedral is handicapped accessible.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Concert
Wilbraham & Monson Academy – Students: Arts Enrichment Credits available!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
Epicenter / Epilepsia / Graviton / Uncomfortables
Promotorhead Entertainment – Epicenter Epilepsia DC Graviton Uncomfortables Doors at 8pm, music at 8:30pm $5 / 21+
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow
Academy of Music Theatre – DSP Shows: Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow Friday, January 19th 7:30pm Doors // 8:00pm Show Academy of Music Theatre Northampton MA In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker...his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guidehas more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.”When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. For many years, Henry Rollins has used his camera to document his travels around the world. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the stories behind the photos he’s taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu. Rollins will present a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs. “For many years, I have documented my travels all over the world with a camera. Not always easy but always worth it. Many of the photos have a stories behind them. Now and then, I gather several images, show them to an audience and tell those stories.” As a keen photographer, he will be bringing stories from travel all over the world, including the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South America and Antarctica.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Rollins VIP at The Academy of Music
Academy of Music Theatre – Henry Rollins (2.13.61) "Travel Slideshow" VIP Upgrades @ Academy of Music Theatre 1/19/18 - Northampton, MA VIP Meet & Greet Upgrade: Photograph with Henry Rollins Post-show Meet & Greet and Q&A with Henry Rollins Exclusive VIP Laminate Autographed Limited Edition VIP Poster *MUST HAVE A TICKET TO THE SHOW TO UPGRADE* For those without a ticket to the show yet - purchase VIP PACKAGES here - https://goo.gl/NGhQkQ
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 10:00 PM
Ben Miller Band at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out a singular niche that's established the Joplin, Missouri threesome as both a potent creative force and a perennial fan favorite. Any Way, Shape or Form, the BMB's New West debut release, showcases the seasoned threesome's fierce creative spirit and infectious performing chemistry, as well as Miller's melodically catchy, lyrically resonant songwriting. On Any Way, Shape or Form, the Ben Miller Band channels a century's worth of wide-ranging influences into 13 new songs that radiate with energy, smarts and soul. The result is music that's wholly contemporary, while ringing with ages-old echoes of bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian mountain music and more. A stew they lovingly call "ozark stomp."
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 6 @ 9:00 AM
Teacher Training Course
Nirvana Yoga – 200-hour yoga alliance in-depth yoga and teacher training course. Open to all levels. Two-tracks: teaching certification and non-certification.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Springfield Motorcycle Show
Macaroni Kid Springfield
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM
Cribbage Tournament
Wheelerville Community Club – Join us for a cribbage tournament. Sign up at 11:00 a.m. Game starts at 12 noon. $5 per person.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 2:00 PM
Custom Fit with Amy Herzog
WEBS - America's Yarn Store – Join author, designer, and Custom Fit founder Amy Herzog for an afternoon of sweater magic! Amy will give a short talk to talk about her Custom Fit program, and the additions to it since its inception. We'll have a trunk show of Custom Fit garments and a selection of Amy's books for purchase. Enjoy some tasty snacks and informative talk about making sweaters that truly fit! The event is free but please click on the ticket link to "purchase" a seat via our website.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
I AM ME Fashion Show
Macaroni Kid Springfield – This is SAVE the Date ; January 20th, 2018 for the Largest Children's fashion Show in New England!! CELEBRITY GUEST ( TBA) We will have two shows this year for our Youth ages 4-13 and teen/ College aged 3pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm!! More details and surprises will be updated soon!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
Happier Family Comedy Show
Happier Valley Comedy & The Ha-Ha's – Let's make your happy family HAPPIER! Join us at The Happier FAMILY Comedy Show! Our next show is coming up: Saturday, January 20th 3-4 pm (doors open at 2:45) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002 Tickets at the door*: $5 Kids (4 years+), $10 Adults, Kids 3 years and under are FREE! *Attendees do not need to purchase museum entrance. **Note: Museum members get a discount for Show tickets. The Happier FAMILY Comedy for the whole family (and perfect for kids 5-12 and their adults)! Get your family-friendly funnies in this totally interactive, high energy improv comedy show on the third Saturday of every month. This month's Happy FAMILY Comedy Show is HAPPILY sponsored by A2Z Science & Learning Store and Cultivate and Bloom! For more info about the show: www.happiervalley.com EVERYONE WHO RSVPs AS "GOING" TO THIS FB EVENT IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED TO WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO A2Z Science & Learning Store. The randomly-selected winner will be awarded their prize at the show! So let us know you're "going" by the Friday before the show at noon ... and then go, go, go to the show show show! (Winners will be announced on Facebook and the prize will be awarded at the show. Winners must be present at the show to win; otherwise, the prize goes to the runner-up.) Answers to your FAQs: IS THIS SHOW FAMILY FRIENDLY? Um, yeah! By its very definition and design. This show is rated G. We think it's most appropriate for kids 5-12, but everyone is welcome. HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG? This show is geared for kids 5-12 years. Littler ones may not have the attention span. In order to accommodate younger siblings, we invite kids 4 and under to attend for free. You know your kiddos better than we do; if they can sit through a one hour show, they may enjoy this show. Our show is extremely interactive and we are in dialogue with the audience throughout. So we only ask that if your tiny tot loses interest in the show or starts crying, please escort them to the area by the doors or outside the theater in order avoid distrupting the show. WHAT MAKES A FAMILY? Love makes a family. You don't need to be related to come to the family show. You don't even need to be a kid! DO I NEED TO PAY MUSEUM ADMISSION TOO? Nope. Show attendees only need to buy tickets to the show. However, if you're a museum member, you save some money on the show! Any more questions? Email info@happiervalley.com or post them below!