TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 9:00 PM
Private Viewing-Christmas Cookie Challenge Featuring Peter Gray!
Macaroni Kid Springfield – FAMILY & FRIENDS of Peter Gray are invited to a PRIVATE Viewing as Peter premieres his television episode on Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge! **Note, this is a limited PRIVATE viewing only for invited family, friends, and employees of Pete's Sweets* The episode viewing will take place on Monday, November 20th in a private room at Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow. Guests may arrive as early as 9PM so come early to mingle, order a cocktail, and nibble on some appetizers & desserts! The episode airs at 10:00PM EST. We are requesting that all guests bring at least ONE unwrapped toy or monetary contribution to be gathered under our Christmas Tree. Peter and Mrs. Claus will be collecting gifts over the next weeks to be distributed to our local Children's Hospitals. Be sure to follow @petessweets0 on social media to see the progression of the collection and for further updates on this momentous event!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 12:00 PM
Clothing Drive benefit skate
Friends of the Homeless Inc. – Help the 'Friends of the Homeless' with a piece of cold weather clothing. Socks, hats, mittens, coats, sweaters or anything to help keep people warm. You can donate anytime you like, but if you come skating on Wednesday Nov 22nd you will get admission for half price. We will also be accepting monetary dontations to give with the clothing.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 1:00 PM
Amherst Survival Center’s Community Thanksgiving Meal
Amherst Survival Center – Join us for the Center's annual Community Thanksgiving Meal at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. All are welcome.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 6:30 PM
Retro Reunion Event
Interskate South – All the rollerskating hits from 80's till today. Catch up with the old 'rink rat' crew. Or just get out and burn some calories before the big turkey day.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Barry Kingston & The Screaming Souls / Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Barry Kingston is a man on a journey to explore his love of music and its endless possibility to bring people together. At a young age, music took strong root in Barry and he proceeds to share this gift with whomever he comes into contact with. From reaching out to countless thousands across New England as the leader of The Breakdown in his early days, to his present musical incarnation with The Screaming Souls and the tens of thousands of young people who have heard Barry's music unplugged at New Spirit retreats, he consistently demonstrates a passion for music and a belief in its ability to foster the interconnectedness of all life.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Masala Jazz at Gateway City Arts
Gateway City Arts – Join us for delicious food, tasty drinks, and exceptional music. Our weekly 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 , nd 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
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 8:30 AM
Thanksgiving Morning Service & Breakfast
Bethlehem Church – Come join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Morning Service and Breakfast to start your holiday off right. We fellowship with our church family and enjoy a light breakfast of muffins, juice, and coffee then move into a time of singing and thanksgiving. Pastor Tom will give a short devotional before we go off to celebrate the rest of the day with other family and friends.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 AM
Black Friday is in the Bag!
Eastfield Mall – Black Friday is in the Bag! Shop the mall that gives YOU a gift on Black Friday! Be one of the first 100 shoppers* to enter the mall at 7 am ETA on Black Friday and receive a shopping bag worth between $10 and $100! Each bag will contain a minimum of $10 in gift cards/certificates or merchandise from Eastfield Mall and our partners! Many bags will contain even more! EVERY shopper to arrive before 9:00 am ETA can enter to win the GRAND PRIZE (stay tuned to find out what it is!) *Shoppers must be 18 years of age or older to receive prize. One bag per family. A list of official rules can be requested by calling the Mall Office at 413-543-8000.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Holiday Happenings & Lighting of the Quad 2017
Springfield Museums – Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, and more. All free with museum admission! Followed by the Lighting of the Quad (5-7pm) which is free and open to the public. Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five. The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano. Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs! Lighting of the Quad, 5-7pm The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, plus family fun activities. Free and open to the public!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Holiday Open House
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Stop by Tower Square immediately following the Parade of the Big Balloons the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy a miriad of free entertainment, including the Tanglewood Marionettes, Hilby the German Juggle Boy, Magician David Garritty, Minion, Olaf the Snowman, Princesses Elsa & Anna, The Talking Tree, the Yuletide Carolers and the Springfield Boys & Girls Club's Festival of Trees!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 11:00 AM
Parade of the Big Balloons
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The Parade of the Big Balloons, sponsored by Tower Square, will kick off the holiday season with the Cat in the Hat and a few of his inflatable friends leading the way for Santa who will arrive high above the crowd on Ladder #1 Springfield Fire Department. Balloons include Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Peppa the Pig, MGM Springfield Lion, Twinkles the Snowman, American Flag and more. The Parade of the Big Balloons steps off at Main Street and Lyman Street, processes down Main Street to Mill Street. After the parade, warm-up inside Tower Square for their annual Holiday Open House. Strolling performers, marionette show, Festival of Trees, photos with Santa and more.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Dec 7 @ 11:00 AM
Festival Of Trees
Macaroni Kid Springfield – The Federation will again be donating a decorated tree to the Springfield Boys and Girls Club Festival of Trees. During the busy holiday season it is a nice activity. The displays are beautiful and you can support a very worthy cause. Please see details below. We invite you to celebrate the holidays at the Springfield Boys & Girls Club’s 17th Annual Festival of Trees from November 24 – December 10, 2017 located at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. Trees donated and decorated by businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, hospitals, families and individuals are raffled off at the conclusion of the event. Try your luck at winning your favorite! All proceeds of the event will help us to continue our 126 years of charitable work by providing children in the community with hope, opportunity, and a safe place to learn and grow. Tower Square 1500 Main Street Springfield, MA 01115 2nd Floor Meeting Room, across from the Cafes Hours Wednesday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission Admission – $5 Seniors – $4 Children 12 & under – FREE Tree Raffle 25 for $10 50/50 Raffle 1 for $5 Special Offers •Wednesdays – Free Admission with Business Card •Current Active Military Personnel & their Families Admitted Free throughout the Festival. •Free parking at the Tower Square garage. Bring your parking ticket to the Festival for validation See all the details and get a discount coupon at: http://www.sbgc.org/festival-of-trees-about-us/
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 12:00 PM
Black Friday Skate
Macaroni Kid Springfield – Avoid the craziness of BLACK FRIDAY, and have some fun at Interskate 91. We will have a pizza buffet from 12:30 to 3. Free pizza, popcorn and soda. While you here you can look at some of skate shop deals. Great Skate Rebate wil kick off this weekend.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 12:30 PM
Black Fur-iday Adoption Event
Dakin Humane Society – On Friday, November 24, join us for Black Fur-iday when we will reduce adoption fees at Dakin! Select adult cats can go home with you for $5 (already spay/neutered, up to date on shots, microchipped, etc.) and "small" animals (non-dog and non-cat) can be yours for 50% off their regular adoption fee at both our Springfield and Leverett Adoption Centers. We'll also have refreshments and be taking "going home" photos of adopters with their new family members. Springfield will be open 12:30-5:30pm, Leverett is 12:30-4:30pm. Bring home a new family member for the holidays!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Todd Rundgren at The Calvin Theatre
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. His work has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. His production work with such stylistically diverse artists as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THE TUBES, XTC, CHEAP TRICK, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, AND HALL & OATES has firmly placed him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Impeccably schooled in the 'T-Bone Walker Institute of Rhythm' and imbued with the passion and soul of such West Side masters as Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy and Earl Hooker, Ronnie Earl caresses the strings with utmost sensitivity one moment, alternately following it by a cluster of hard-edged riffs. The calm is shattered, but the impact is riveting. No guitarist in recent memory has plied his instrument with such unerring instinct in channeling his inner emotional state, as has Earl. "He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.!" - B.B. King
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 8:00 PM
Rock Show / Puerto Rico Hurricane Fundraiser
Promotorhead Entertainment – Sciencefight The Volstead Act The Mo-Zeb Experiment Celseìgh 9pm 18+ Suggested $10 cover Help us support our neighbors in Puerto Rico by watching bands and drinking beers! All proceeds to go to United for Puerto Rico. https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM
Florence Holiday Parade
Florence Civic & Business Assc. – Saturday, November 25, 2012 at 10 AM Starts at Trinity Road Park, finishish at The Civic Center with Santa coffee Cider cookies and donuts served. Best veiw at the intersection of Maple and Main, catch the second time around.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM
Roomful of Blues at Iron Horse
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newer members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, drummer Chris Rivelli, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful keeps on rockin’ in 2015. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. With a non-stop performance schedule for over 45 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe. including the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Nov 25 @ 7:30 PM
UMass Hockey vs Quinnipiac
Mullins Center – Join the Minutemen as they host Quinnipiac Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mullins Center! Be sure to stick around post game for our FREE Saturday Night Skate on the Mullins Center ice. To receive a FREE skate rental sign up at the marketing table located on the concourse behind section Z before the end of the second period. Space and skate rentals are limited so be sure to sign up early! 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.