Holiday Event Calendar and Gift Drives!

GIFT DRIVES
Greenfield Savings Bank
282 Avenue A, Turners Falls
Saturday, November 17
Address Cards for the Holyoke Soldier’s Home, 10:30am.
Toys for Tots: Drop off an unwrapped toy for a child at our branch office. Mitten Tree: Hang a pair of mittens (any size) or a scarf on our tree. Items should be newly made or purchased.

Greenfield Cooperative Bank
176 Avenue A, Turners Falls
11/21-12/21: Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Bring your “ready to wrap” gifts to Greenfield Coop to be wrapped by an employee. Paper provided. Donations in support of Friends of Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing security and hope to children within the foster care system.

11/13-12/14: Salvation Army “Adopt an Angel”
Stop by Greenfield Cooperative and pick up an Angel Tag that includes the child’s gender, age and toy and/or clothing suggestions. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at any GCB branch office.

Freedom Credit Union
191 Avenue A, Turners Falls
11/21-12/21: “Cherish the Children” Gift Drive
Pick a tag from the holiday tree, containing a gift request from a child. Return an unwrapped gift with the tag back to the branch office.

Franklin County Dog Shelter
10 Sandy Ln, Turners Falls
Buy a calendar at Scottys: $10
Wish List: Clorox, clear totes, stamps, baby food in jars, “kongs” or gift cards.

THE SHEA THEATER
71 Avenue A, Turners Falls
11/15: Josie's Magical Flute, 7:30pm, $7
11/16: Llama Lasagna, 8pm, $12-$15
11/17: The Ballroom Thieves, 8pm, $15-$20
11/30: GCC Music Department Concert
12/1: Montague Community Band Concert, 2pm
12/7-12/9: Welcome Yule, $10-$12
12/14-15: Holiday Spectacular: Mr. Drag and Karl
12/30: The Felice Brothers, 8pm, $20-$25

THE RENDEZVOUS
78 Third Street, Turners Falls
11/16: Curtis Rich and Friends - 9:30 PM
11/17: Date Night - 9:30 PM
11/19: Bingo Night - 8 PM
11/23: Immortal Jellyfish - 9:30 PM
11/24: Caylin Lee, country - 9:30 PM
11/25: Straw Dogs Writers Poetry Reading – 3PM
11/26: Open-mic Night - 8 PM
11/30: Bluegrass and Beyond Session - 9:30 PM
12/3: Quiz Night - 8 PM
12/7: Drew Paton's 1940's Hit Parade – 7PM
12/9: Traditional Quebecois Music Session - 3 PM
12/10: Open-mic Night - 8 PM
12/12: Shout Lulu - 8 PM
12/13: Falltown String Band - 8PM
12/14: Uncle Hal's Crabgrass Band - 6:30 PM
12/14: Jim Eagan and Dennis Avery - 9 PM
12/15: David Bulley - 9:30 PM
12/17: Bingo Night - 8 PM
12/20: Half Shaved Jazz - 7:30 PM
12/22: Sedagive - 9:30 PM
12/28: Bluegrass and Beyond Session - 9:30 PM
12/29: Immortal Jellyfish - 9:30 PM
12/30: Straw Dogs Writers Poetry Reading - 3 P
12/31: No Lens and friends - 9:30 PM
Karaoke every Sunday at 8 PM

 

EVENTS
Saturday, November 17
Little Drummer Craft Fair, 9-3:30pm
Franklin County Technical, 82 Industrial Blvd.
Juried artists/ craftspeople. Free!

Saturday, November 17
Gill Montague Senior Center Holiday Bazaar
62 Fifth Street, 9am-1pm, Free!
Crafts, White Elephants, Raffles, Silent Auction

Saturday, November 17
Woodland Magical Creatures Party
Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, 10:30-noon
Children of all ages are invited to enter our magical realm and build their very own fairy houses, using natural and recycled materials. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Saturday, November 17
“Talking Turkey”
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 1-2pm
Family slide show with turkey call demo! Joe Judd describes how turkeys made a comeback after near extinction, their habits and habitats. For kids of all ages and their parents.

Sunday, November 18
Ray Brown 9K for K9 2018 Trail Run
3 mile run/walk on dirt roads in Wendell State Forest, 392 Wendell Road, Millers Falls. $20-30. Benefit the Franklin Co. Regional Dog Shelter

Thursday, November 22
Community THANKSGIVING MEAL, free.
Montague Elks, 1 Elk Ave., Turners Falls, 11am-2pm

Saturday, November 24
“No Rules” Exhibition: Sculpture by Mary Hakkinen
Nina’s Nook, 125 A Avenue A
Mixed Media Small Scale Sculpture
Through December 24. Thurs.-Sat., Noon-5pm

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Start your shopping in Montague/ Turners Falls!

Saturday, December 1
St. Nicholas Bazaar
Our Lady-Czestochowas Church
84 K St, Turners Falls, 9am-2pm
Chesse, Sauerkraut, Potato & Cheese Pierogi made by St. Hyacinth Pierogi Makers will be on sale with Bigos. Raffles, Bake Sales plus many Arts & Crafts will also be available.

Saturday, December 1
Kids & Pets Picture with Santa
Pioneer Valley Veterinary Hospital
571 Bernardston Rd, Greenfield, 9am-1pm.
$10 benefits the Franklin Co. Dog Shelter.

Saturday, December 1
Montague Community Band: Winter Holiday Concert
The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, 2pm
Free Admission! Donations accepted.

Sunday, December 2
Pioneer Valley Brass Holiday Concert
Montague Center Church, 4 North Street, 4pm
Free Admission!

Thursday, December 6
Winter Concert
Turners Falls High School Auditorium
222 Turnpike Road, 7-8:30pm
Chorus and band students in the middle and high school will be performing various holiday songs.

December 7-9
Welcome Yule: Midwinter Celebration
The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, 7:30pm
Travel back through history and observe the return of the sun on the morning after winter solstice. Sunday  2pm matinee. $12-$15, Kids under 4 free.

December 14-15
3rd Annual Holiday Spectacular: Mr. Drag and Karl
The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, $20
Guests of Mr Drag and Karl will perform in their home just like an old TV holiday special...

Friday, December 14
It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls
Make a winter Bird Feeder, Discovery Center, 3-6pm
Youth Art Show! Brick House, 24 Third St., 4-8pm
Holiday Green Screen Photos, 24 Third St., 4-8pm
Pop Up Shop, MCSM, 78 Avenue A, 5-9pm
Santa Arrives at Spinner Park at 6:30pm
“No Rules” Exhibition, 125A Ave A, Nina’s Nook
Holiday Spectacular, The Shea 7pm, $20
More: www.turnersfallsriverculture.org

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Tuesday, January 1, 2019!
First Day Hike, Great Falls Discovery Center, 1-3pm
Enjoy a leisurely two-mile stroll. Be prepared for cold weather. Dogs are welcome on leash.

 

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