March-April Spring Calendar

Elisabeth Von Trapp

Immigrant Voices

Saturday, March 24
All Cooped Up! Music Concert, 7pm
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative (COOP) features solo artists,duos, and small groups performing a mix of musical styles. By donation.

Sunday, March 25
Wandering Shade / Willie Lane / Head of Wantastiquet
Brick House, 24 Third Street, Turners Falls, 8pm,$10

Saturday, March 31 MCC GRANT
Lovelights Fairy Workshop
47 J Street, Turners Falls, 1-4pm
Calling all kids! Be part of a new local show about a magical fairy family. Learn how to create TV with green screen and stop motion animation. Free!
Sign up by 3/25

Saturday, March 31
13th Annual EGGstravaganza
Unity Park, Tuners Falls, 1pm
Kids age 4-12 are invited to find 5,000 candy and toy-filled eggs strewn throughout the park. Raffle and bake sale. Bring your own basket or bag.

April 6-28
Painting exhibition by Cindi Oldham:
Seen/Unseen- Perspectives on Perception
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
Conceptual portrait project. See the subject’s likeness while reading corresponding narratives. Sponsored by The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community.

Saturday, April 7
Gender Role Free Contra Dance
Montague Common Hall
34 Main Street, Montague Center, 7-10pm
Call: Ron Blechner. Band: Wintergreen
$7- $10 sliding scale, students $5

Saturday, April 7
Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert
Our Lady of Peace, 90 7th Street, Turners Falls
7-8:30pm, Free/$10 donation benefits MCSM
Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Sunday, April 8
Immigrant Voices: A Celebration of Arts
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, 3-5pm, $10
Viva Quetzal and Gokh-Bi System join students, alumni, and Grupo Folklorico Tradiciones for a showcase of immigrant arts in Western Mass. Supports The Center for New Americans.

Monday, April 9 MCC GRANT
Building Bridges Community Mural
Montague Parks/Rec Building, Unity Park, 4-7pm
Kick-off meeting! Teen/young adult artists will meet with indigenous artists and elders to design and paint a mural at Unity Park. DESIGN sessions at the Carnegie Library: April 20 from 3-5pm, April 30 from 4-7pm, May 7 from 4-7pm. PAINTING in June. Contact: Elyssa at 413-279-4194.

Friday, April 13
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lenny Zarcone
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, 7pm, $6-$12
Lenny sings the Great American Songbook, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, Jazz Standards,Jobim, and Pop Music from the 30's through the 80's with a little Blues, Swing and occasional Rock.

Saturday, April 14
4th Annual Stash Bash
Our Lady of Peace, 90 7th Street, Turners Falls
9am-1pm. More than 20 vendors will be selling their excess or unwanted craft supplies at bargain prices. Coffee, pastries and lunch will be served.
Free to attend. $15 for a table: Call Chris 367-3052.

Saturday, April 14 MCC GRANT
Full Disclosure Festival: Radical Interconnectedness
Locations in downtown Turners Falls, 4-10pm, Tickets $15
Featuring THE PASS, a new performance by Terry Jenoure for violin,
voice, komungo, piano, and flute with dance and video.
4pm: from Walt, from me, to You at the Discovery Ctr.
5pm: Hygge House at FAB
6pm: Hauling Toward Home at the Montague Senior Center
7pm: Karl and Mr. Drag at Great Falls Harvest
8pm: Premiere of THE PASS at the Shea Theater
Presented by Eggtooth Productions with support from RiverCulture,
The MCC Local Cultural Councils of Amherst and Montague, and Salon Herdis.

Saturday, April 21
Richie Richardson FAB Boutique
67 Second Street, Turners Falls, 5-7pm, free!
Featuring Collections by CJ Original, Art Groupie Nation and Richie Richardson

April 27/28 ARTWEEK
Art & Soul: Rumi Public Reading and Workshop
Montague Common Hall, $10-$50
34 Main Street, Montague Center
Friday: Rumi’s poetry as meditation set to music for movement by Su Eaton and Jeff Olmsted from 7-9pm.
Saturday workshop from 9:30am-3:30pm.

Saturday, April 28
Franklin County Spring Parade & 5K
Pre- Registration is $25.
Race day registration begins at 10am/$30
Race begins at 11:30am from Turners Falls High School.
Parade Begins at 1pm from Sheffield School


Saturday, April 28 ARTWEEK
A Tribute to the Music of John Denver
Turners Falls High School, 222 Turnpike Rd.
7-9:30pm, $20 advance/ $25 at the door
The Gill-Montague Education Fund presents a rare New England appearance by tribute artist Jim Curry at its Annual Gala, a fundraiser for the GMEF, which awards grants for enrichment programs to teachers.

Saturday, April 28 ARTWEEK
RECEPTION: Cindi Oldham’s Seen/Unseen
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A 1:30-3:30pm

Saturday, April 28 ARTWEEK
Montague Square Dance at the Common Hall
34 Main Street Montague Center, 7-10pm
Local and regional musicians play mostly Southern-style Old-Time stringband music. Callers from both Southern and New England square dance traditions. Come early to learn dances!

April 28-29 ARTWEEK
Sawmill River Gallery Arts
440 Greenfield Road, Montague Center, 1-5pm
Artists Judy Cummings, Lydia Grey, Louise Minks and Kathy Litchfield are four of the 15 working artists at this cooperative gallery. They will demonstrate their fine art and craftand share stories.
Saturday: Weaving from 1-3pm with Kathy Litchfield, Painting from 3-5pm with Louise Minks
Sunday: Pottery from 1-3pm with Lydia Grey, Photography from 3-5pm with Judy Cummings

Saturday, April 28 ARTWEEK
Decoding the Lyrics of Early African American Song
Montague Center Library, 17 Center Street, 1-2pm
Sing Along. Learn how enslaved people secretly communicated with one another through song lyrics, and the early African, Caribbean, and African-American roots of the banjo. Michael Nix and Gloria Mattlock
will teach songs in the time honored call and response oral tradition. Lyrics will be explained in the context of the struggle for freedom. Sponsored by RiverCulture. Free!

Sunday, April 29 ARTWEEK
Your Exquisite Corpse: Interactive Exhibit
Great Falls Discovery Center, 11am-3:30pm
A collaborative and interactive exhibit based on the Surrealist game of Exquisite Corpse. Figure paintings of the Head/Shoulders and the Legs/Feet are executed by Nina Rossi and Jeff Wrench.
Short texts and poems will accompany each figure, also created by multiple writers. Visitors will have opportunities to interact with the event, including a chance to have the artists
and writers use them as inspiration.

Sunday, April 29 ARTWEEK
Activist Art Generator
Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, 10am-5pm
An un-conference designed to bring artists/makers together from all different genres (theater, dance, music, fine art, photography, film etc.) to share ideas, make connections and create an
action planfor activist art. This is not a conference where we leave ideas hanging; we will find partners, solve problems, and pitch projects in the same day. Presented by Eggtooth Productions with support from
RiverCulture and the Fostering Art and Culture Project. Free!

Sunday, April 29 ARTWEEK
John Landino “The Artist Studio”
Downtown Turners Falls, 1-3pm
Painting, Sculpture, Music

71 Avenue A, Turners Falls
March 23: Improv Comedy at the Shea
March 29: The Shad Ladder Radio Hour
April 4: Recovery Project presents Hearing Voices
April 7: Chris Smither featuring Joan Shelley
April 8: Immigrant Voices III
April 14: Full Disclosure Festival
April 21: Skell @ The Shea
April 26: Improv Comedy at the Shea
April 27: The Red Guitar and DO IT NOW
April 29: Activist Art Generator

78 Third Street, Turners Falls
3/22: Hillary Chase
3/23: Fixtures and The Forms
3/24: Goldilocks and 3 Bears
3/25: Party-Northeast Heritage Music Camp
3/25: Karaoke every Sunday
3/26: Open-mic night
3/28: Jim Eagan and Dennis Avery
3/29: Jake Manzi
3/30: Bluegrass and Beyond Sessions
3/31: Zydeco Connection
4/2: Quiz night
4/5: Falltown String Band
4/6: Drew Paton’s 1940’s Hit Parade
4/8: Traditional Quebecois Music Session
4/9: Open-mic night
4/11: Shout Lulu
4/12: Date Night (that’s the name of the band)
4/13: Uncle Hal’s Crabgrass Band
4/16: Bingo night
4/18: Pat and Tex Lamountain
4/19: Half Shaved Jazz
4/20: Sedagive
4/21: Dance party with DJ Nikos
4/23: Open-mic night
4/26: Kimaya Diggs with Jacob Rosazza
4/27: Bluegrass and Beyond Sessions
4/28: Village Hill

Gloria Mattlock and Michael Nix

FAB Boutique

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