TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM
Fairway Mortgage Presents: Lunch & Learn: Financing
Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts – ** Registration Begins at 10:30AM** During this course you will learn: - New Conforming and FHA loan limits - New loan program changes - The 2018 forecast for the housing and mortgage market - Where rates are headed in 2018 - How to increase credit scores to be in the position to get a great rate and program - The difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification Course Code: RE25R08 Financing
 
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
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Ron Rosenstock: Fifty Years of Camera Work
Worcester Center for Crafts – Celebrate photographer extraordinaire Ron Rosenstock's fifty years of exquisite photography and his involvement with the Craft Center in this retrospective exhibit on view through March 3, 2018. Reception is free with remarks and toast at 6:30pm. [OWN A ROSENSTOCK: Ron has generously donated the framed print shown above for a benefit raffle. Tickets available at the opening, $30 or 2 for $50. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Drawing at 7:15pm).
 
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.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Ladies Night Out Sip & Spray
Gardner Ale House – Join us as we learn how essential oils are used in the home for overall health/wellness. This fun and interactive class will be followed by a make and take...everyone will make a room spray to take home! Enjoy a special martini of the night made with doTERRA essential oils! $15.00pp, register now to reserve a spot! Just "join" the event. Payment will be collected at the event.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Doctor Who Discussion Night
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester hosts their monthly Doctor Who Talk on Thursday, January 18, from 7:00-8:00 PM. ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial! This month, our topic is "Holiday Specials pt. 2" since the latest Christmas Special has now aired!
 
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 @ 4:00 PM
Broomball 2018
Worcester Massachusetts – By their very nature, some groups will always be natural rivals: Cats and Dogs, Red Sox fans and Yankees fans, City officials and the media, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Police Department (Official). On Friday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m., the Worcester Common Oval will host two "friendly" broomball matches: 1. Worcester Fire Department vs. Worcester Police Department 2. City Hall vs. The Media We know they can handle the heat, but how will they compete on ice?! Broomball is a little like hockey, except it’s played in sneakers instead of ice skates; a broom instead of a hockey stick; and a ball instead of a puck. Following the matches, the Oval will open for the final Friday night open skate of the season from 5 - 8 p.m.
 
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
Winter Concert
Wilbraham & Monson Academy – Students: Arts Enrichment Credits available!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 - Feb 11 @ 9:00 AM
Midwinter Mischief
Old Sturbridge Village – After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure… Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans, and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes. Admission to a Midwinter Mischief includes the two-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired meal in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar. Each day, the first experience departs the Visitor Center at 9:00 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 20 minutes (except for noon and 12:20). After your adventure, you will be led to the Bullard Tavern Great Room where you can enjoy your inclusive hearty soup or stew meal. Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith.
 
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 @ 12:00 PM
Curling Demonstration and Open Skate
Worcester Massachusetts – Join the Petersham Curling Club, Marlborough Curling Club and Blackstone Valley Curling Club for an interactive Curling Demonstration in advance of the Winter Olympics. Watch professionals from three local clubs compete in a friendly exhibition game with play-by-play narration. Following the exhibition game, the public will be invited onto the ice to try this fun Olympic sport! Noon-2:00 p.m.: Demonstration/Participation 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Public Skating
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday Showcase: PITT Pen Markers
CC Lowell
 
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!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 6:00 PM
Think of England by KJ Charles
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Its the start of our third year at Rainbow Readers so come and join us in the new year with a fantastic historical spy romance! Copies will be available soon at Annie's Book Stop of Worcester "Lie back and think of England... England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage. Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts. As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before."
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Neil Berg's Fifty Years of Rock & Roll
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts – With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers. Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever! Lead singers from such bands as Meatloaf, Trans Siberian Orchestra and several Broadway rock musicals will have you singing and dancing like you’re 18 again! From the progenitors of rock and roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the 50s, 60s and 70s, up until MTV in the early 80s, Neil Berg’s Fifty Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music. The show is a tribute to such important and iconic rock stars as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, The Who, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey and more! Tickets are $45, $55 and $65 depending on seat location. Discounts are available for members and groups of ten or more. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 4:00 PM
PJ Our Way Planting Seeds for Community
PJ Library and PJ Our Way /Young Jewish Families of Central Massachusetts – PJ Our Way kids (ages 8 1/2 -11) and their families, let's get together for a winter splash and Tu B'Shevat celebration. Join us for a swim party from 4-5 pm. Dry off, then from 5:15-6 pm, join us in the 2nd floor lounge for a yummy Tu B’ Shevat celebration led by our Young Israeli Emissaries, Tamar and Stav. Cost for event $5.00 per child/$10.00 max cost per family for non-JCC members. Worcester JCC Family Members free. Please RSVP for this event on: www.jfcm.org/plantingseeds . If you would like to honor someone this holiday by planting a tree in Israel, follow the link on the RSVP page above. Questions? Contact Mindy Hall at mhall@jfcm.org. PJ Our Way is the newest chapter of PJ Library for kids 8 1/2 - 11.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 2:30 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