Fall Cultural Event Calendar

Saturday, September 8
A PaperJam Series Event: Tin Can Paper Making
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 10:30am-noon
Make paper with different fiber using the easy and fun
tin-can pour method! Materials Provided. Free!

Saturday, September 8
Summer Music Series, 2pm
Turners Falls Rod and Gun Club, 15 Deep Hole Dr.
Dexter Marsh, Jimmy Just Quit, $5, $10 with dinner

Saturday, September 8
Uncommon Open Mic + Special Guests.
Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague Center
Special guest performers at 7pm, open mic at 7:30pm

Sunday, September 9
PaperJam Community Art Show and Performance
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2-4pm.
Exploded View performs at 2:30pm. “Paper death typewriter heartbeat free speech cigar box ghost on a train.”

Sunday, September 9
Life, Times, and Music of Louie Armstrong
Congregational Church, 4 North St, Montague Center, 7pm
David Neill and Dixieland Stomp will present a music and history concert about the life, times and music of Louis Armstrong. By donation. MCC Grant Program.

Friday, September 14
Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Lunar Carnival
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A
Troubadours playing free-range folk spanning from swing
to bluegrass, 7pm, by donation.

Saturday, September 15
Skate Night at Unity Park, 6-10pm

Sunday, September 16
Meet the Montague Cultural Council!
Gill-Montague Senior Center, 62 Fifth St., 2-4pm
Learn how to apply, hear about the sorts of programs
we fund, and get answers to your questions.

Sunday, September 16
PaperJam Series Event: Poetry Jam Open Mic
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, 4-5:30pm

September 15-16
Basket Weaving Workshop with Mary Lauren Fraser
Montague Common Hall, 34 Main Street, 9am-3pm
For info email Commonhallevents@gmail.

Friday, September 21
Canal Drawdown and Powertown History Stroll
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 5-7pm, Free!
Take a stroll along the canalside rail trail and discover the
rich industrial history with local historian Ed Gregory, DCR’s Janel Nockleby, and Northfield Mountain’s Kim Noyes.
Wear walking shoes. Register at: 800-859-2960.

Saturday, September 22
Cool Rides Car Show, 9am-1pm, free!
Turners Falls High School, 82 Industrial Blvd.

Saturday, September 22
A PaperJam Series Event: Bookmaking
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 10:30am-noon
Try two bookmaking methods: accordion-pleated and bamboo-skewer binding. Make one or more tiny books
to take home. All materials provided. Free!

Saturday, September 22
Evening of Trivia, Supper and Games
St. Kamimierz, 197 Avenue A, 5:15pm-8:30pm
Supper $12/ Trivia $10. Come for one or come for both.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Supper starts at 5:30pm. Trivia begins at 6:15pm.  Food available through out the evening, full cash bar available. Form teams of up to 6. Three rounds of trivia and one round of "Family Feud."Support the Montague Reporter a local,vnon-profit community newspaper.

Sunday, September 23
A PaperJam Series Event: Paper Trail Talk and Walk
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, 1-2pm 
Explore the history of four major paper mills in Turners Falls:
a one-hour presentation followed by a short, easy walk weather permitting.

Thursday, September 27
Paper Jam Series Event: Artist Talk with Fafnir Adamites
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 7pm, free!
Fafnir Adamites is a Turners Falls artist using papermaking and other traditional craft processes to create sculptural works that act as monuments and reminders of trauma and intuition. Fafnir will talk about her recent work and the motivations embedded in the meaning of the materials.

Saturday, September 29
Scarecrow Stuffing Party at Unity Park, noon-2pm

Saturday September 29
A PaperJam Series Event: Origami
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 1-2pm
Join Mike Naughton for an origami session to make your own paper creations. Open to all ages—including adults! Free! All materials provided.

Saturday, September 29
Americana Night at The Montague Bookmill
Boxcar Lilies and Katie Clarke & Larry LeBlanc
440 Greenfield Rd., Montague Center, 8pm, $10
An evening with nationally-recognized songwriters.

Sunday, September 30
Rotation Book Project Final Exhibition
LOOT: Found + Made, 62 Avenue A,  noon-2pm
A year-long collaboration involving 12 creative individuals working on 12 pages, each in 12 different books. The completed books will be on display and the artists on hand to explain the project.

440 Greenfield Rd., Montague Center

All Shows at 8pm, $10
8/8- Austin & Elliott + The frost heaves and hales
10/13-Celtic Halloween:
Jesse the Harper and the King’s Busketeers.
10/20- Ian Hamel and Dave Dersham

Saturday October 6
Rainbow Contradance - Gender Role Free Dance
Caller: Chris Ricciotti.  Band: Dogtown
Montague Common Hall. 7-10pm
34 Main St., Montague Center
$7- $10 sliding scale, students $5 with ID
Come early and we’ll  teach you! Bring soft-soled
non-street shoes. Affiliated with Lavender Country & Folk Dancers & Country Dance & Song Society. www.lcfd.org

Wednesday, October 10
Montague Center Library. 4-5pm.
A reading of the book, Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, will be followed by a craft. Made possible by The Traprock Center for Peace & Justice.

Friday, October 12
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: The Nite Caps
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, 7pm
Classic roots country and Western Swing. Donation.

Saturday, October 13
Summer Music Series, 2pm
Turners Falls Rod and Gun Club, 15 Deep Hole Dr.
Cooper Jones Band, Sick Things, $5, $10 with dinner

Saturday, October 13
Uncommon Open Mic + Special Guests.
Common Hall, 34 Main St., Montague Center
Special guest performers at 7pm, open mic at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 14
Naming The Land: History of the Pioneer Valley Association
Great Falls Discovery Ctr., 2 Avenue A, 1pm, free!
"Pioneer Valley" is a phrase invented to entice urban residents in their new motorcars to vacation in rural western Massachusetts. Mike Jackson presents his research on the original project to define, name, and market the region. Discussion to follow. MCC Grant Program.

Saturday, October 20
Great Falls Harvest Festival (Pumpkin Fest)
Avenue A, Turners Falls, 2-9pm, FREE!

Saturday, October 27
Halloween Party at the Carnegie Library, 10:30am-noon
A safe environment for children to make crafts, play spooky games, and eat yummy snacks.

Wednesday, October 31
Annual Rag Shag Parade, Avenue A
The VFW invites all ghouls and goblins!
Meet at the Food City parking lot at dusk.

71 Avenue A, Turners Falls

9/13- Medium Karen Tatro Presents: Lucy and Ethel
9/21, 23- Arena Civic Theater Presents: Annie
9/28- The cast of REFUGEE and Tim Eriksen
10/6- Jeffrey Foucault w/Laurie Sargent
10/13- Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares: Hearts & Minds
10/14- Eilen Jewell w/ Hillfolk Noir

Ixchelailee: Digital Prints
Nina’s Nook, 125 Avenue A
Diana Pedrosa is a multi-media artist who goes by the alias ixchelailee. She combines photography and a passion for image transfer with her tactile inclinations towards fibers
and patterns. Through September

A PaperJam Series Event
“On a Roll– the Story of Paper in Turners Falls”
Great Falls Discovery Center, September 2-29
An exhibit exploring the transition from hand-made to machine-made paper, the paper industry’s arrival in Turners Falls, and the rise and fall of the mills.

A PaperJam Series Event: Community Art Show
Regional artists interpret the theme of paper in diverse ways: political, personal, historical, material, among others.
Open to the public September 2-29
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A

Migration Exhibition Reception
“Connecting through Art & Culture of the Americas”
Reception Event on Saturday, October 27, time TBA
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A

78 Third Street, Turners Falls
9/6 - Falltown String Band - 8 PM
9/ 7 - Drew Paton's 1940s Hit Parade - 7 PM
9/ 7 - Village Hill Trio - 9:30 PM
9/8 - The Nite Caps - 9 PM
9/9 - Traditional Quebecois Music Session - 3 PM
9/12 - Shout Lulu - 8 PM
9/13 - Jim K - 8 PM
9/14 - One Flight Up - 9:30 PM
9/15 - Date Night - 9:30 PM
9/17 - Bingo Night - 8 PM
9/20 - Half Shaved Jazz - 7:30 PM
9/21 - Immortal Jellyfish and No Lens - 9:30PM
9/22 - Ragged Blue - 9:30 PM
9/27 - Frank Rozelle and Friends - 8 PM
9/28 - Bluegrass and Beyond Session - 9:30 PM
9/29 - BluGroove - 9:30 PM
10/1 - Quiz Night - 8 PM
10/4 - Crave On and Kathy Snax - 8 PM
10/5 - Drew Paton's 1940s Hit Parade - 7 PM

10/5 - Vimana - 9:30 PM
10/ 6 - Larz Young - 9:30 PM
10/10 - Shout Lulu - 8 PM
10/11 - Falltown String Band - 8 PM
10/12 - The Modifieds - 9:30 PM
10/13 - Goldilocks and 3 Bears - 9:30 PM
10/14 - Traditional Quebecois Music Session - 3 PM
10/18 - Half Shaved Jazz - 7:30 PM
10/19 - Quiet Houses - 9:30 PM
10/20 - Date Night - 9:30 PM
10/25 - Heath Lewis - 8 PM
10/26 - Bluegrass and Beyond Session - 9:30 PM
10/27 - Immortal Jellyfish - 9:30 PM
OPEN MIC: Monday Nights, 8PM

TNT Karaoke: Sunday Nights, 9 PM

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