TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 9:30 AM
Splash of Color 2017
Easter Seals Massachusetts – TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! For a group of five Fun Runners, simply select "Group of Five". *For a group of five 5K Runners please individually register all five people and use promo code "group5" to get group discount rate.* SplashOfColor.RaceWire.com Registration: 9:30am 5k Start: 10:30am Fun Run Start: 10:45am Easter Seals MA is proud to announce the return of the Splash of Color Family Fun Run! So, grab your friends and family and join us for some colorful fun while supporting a great cause. All registered runners will once again receive a Splash of Color t-shirt (with registrations on or before 8/21/16), sunglasses, and an outdoor bbq lunch. Post-race festivities will more fun and games than ever including a balloon sculptor, photo booth, music, and beer tastings for our 21+ crowd. NEW to this year's Splash of Color: We have added a traditional timed 5k option with no color stations. Registration for this run includes a timed chip, lunch and a photo as you cross the finish line.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Nov 12 @ 12:30 PM
Kid's Yoga (8-week series) w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join Julie Pellerin-Herrera for a special 8-week Kid's Yoga class held every Sunday 12:30-1:30pm, Sept 24th - Nov 12th for boys and girls age 5 - 11. Kids will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance, and flexibility! They will learn how to center their minds through focused breathing exercises and explore their imagination through fun games and visualizations. Kids’ Yoga provides children a safe and exciting way to physical health, emotional stability, and positive self-expression. Julie is a newly approved Radiant Child Yoga teacher and will be implementing new songs, games, and meditations into class. Pre-registration required. Limited space available. $80 per session. Sibling Discounts available. No experience needed. For more info or to pre-register contact Julie directly at yoginijules@yahoo.com or 413-281-9775. About the Instructor: Julie Pellerin-Herrera, Julie PellerinEd. S.: (Yoga / Kid's Yoga) Julie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She became a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2003, Certified Yoga Ed. Teacher in 2007 and Radiant Child Yoga trained in 2017. Julie also has been a dedicated educator since 2001, teaching literacy and academics to children in various school settings. She attributes her yoga practice to her intention and ability to “stay peaceful and present amidst life’s storms”. On a daily basis, yoga reminds her to live breath by breath, moment by moment, and day by day all the while remaining connected to her higher purpose of educating and empowering youth. Julie invites you to join her in finding your still, quiet center amidst life’s challenges through yoga.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 7:00 PM
John Gorka at The Iron Horse Music Hall
Iron Horse Entertainment/IHEG – Doors at 5:30pm. An Iron Horse fixture and favorite. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Traveling to New York City, Jack Hardy's legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many a major singer-songwriter) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas' Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads. Those who had at one time inspired him - Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin - had become his peers . For his latest album, Gorka presents his fans with an opportunity to hear a sort of parallel-universe version of his first album, 1987's "I Know," with his most recent release, "Before Beginning: the Unreleased 'I Know,' " which is actually the debut he recorded before his actual debut. Basically, here's the deal: Gorka went in the studio in 1985 to make his first record for Red House, and it came out sounding good but not the way Gorka wanted. Eventually, he got it right, and these songs were released in stripped-back versions that sounded more like the ones in Gorka's head.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 1:00 PM
Autumn Volunteer Training for Rides for Health
LifePath – Healthcare transportation is a critical need for our area. In a few hours a month, you could help as a Rides for Health volunteer! Imagine yourself as a Rides for Health driver: In providing an elder with a ride to a medical appointment or the pharmacy, you are making a difference in the life of the elder you're matched with and answering a critical need in our community. The next free training takes place on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Greenfield Community College’s downtown location. Light refreshments will be served. For application materials and more information, go online to LifePathMA.org/RidesforHealth to download the forms or contact Trevor Boeding, Rides for Health program director, at tboeding@LifePathMA.org, 413-773-5555 x2241, or 978-544-2259 x2241. You can give the gift of independence to someone like Terry, who says of her volunteer, Marvin, "He is right there beside me. Rides for Health gets me where I need to go, when I need to go."
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM
Far Out Film Discussion: Daisies
Forbes Library – Far Out Film Discussion is formatted like a book club: check out the film, watch it at home, and attend the meeting to discuss it. (We will not be screening the film at the program.) We meet the last Monday of each month. Our next movie is Daisies, a 1966 Czech New Wave film from director Vera Chytilová. This comedy/drama - which had initially been banned - features two teenage girls, both named Marie, who play strange pranks. Copies of the film will be available in the Reference Dept. and the Arts and Music Dept. You can also watch the film via Kanopy.com - sign up for a free account with your Forbes library card and stream it online : https://forbes.kanopystreaming.com/video/daisies Join us in the Community Room on Monday September 25th at 7:00pm to discuss the film!
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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
 
UPCOMING
    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.
 
UPCOMING
    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.