Arts & Entertainment calendar: Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

  • HONEY FESTIVAL SATURDAY at Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River in South Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebration of bees and beekeeping. Presentations scheduled each hour and will include updates on honeybee health, facts about pesticides, creating a bee-friendly landscape, Mead making and cooking with honey. Observe live bees, educational displays and visit with local beekeepers. Honey, beeswax products and honey ice cream by Flayvors of Cooks in Hadley available for purchase. Free admission. www.warmcolorsapiary.com.<br/>

    HONEY FESTIVAL SATURDAY at Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River in South Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebration of bees and beekeeping. Presentations scheduled each hour and will include updates on honeybee health, facts about pesticides, creating a bee-friendly landscape, Mead making and cooking with honey. Observe live bees, educational displays and visit with local beekeepers. Honey, beeswax products and honey ice cream by Flayvors of Cooks in Hadley available for purchase. Free admission. www.warmcolorsapiary.com.

  • File photo<br/>Good music, good cause<br/>On Saturday, a Celtic/Bluegrass Fest will join the annual John Putnam Fiddler’s Festival at the Greenfield Energy Park. The festival is a fundraiser for a local family and the musicians performing will include Katherine First, pictured. See “Music.”

    File photo
    Good music, good cause
    On Saturday, a Celtic/Bluegrass Fest will join the annual John Putnam Fiddler’s Festival at the Greenfield Energy Park. The festival is a fundraiser for a local family and the musicians performing will include Katherine First, pictured. See “Music.”

  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Soapbox Derby Sunday<br/>Drivers will take their homemade, gravity-powered carts down First Street hill to Unity Park in Turners Falls Sunday during the Montague Soapbox Derby.  See “Potpouri.” Pictured, Joe Landry in his winning soapbox derby car from a previous race.

    Recorder/Paul Franz
    Soapbox Derby Sunday
    Drivers will take their homemade, gravity-powered carts down First Street hill to Unity Park in Turners Falls Sunday during the Montague Soapbox Derby. See “Potpouri.” Pictured, Joe Landry in his winning soapbox derby car from a previous race.

  • MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.<br/>

    MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.

  • Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

    Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend
    A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

  •                            Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

    Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend
    A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

  • Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

    Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend
    A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

  • HONEY FESTIVAL SATURDAY at Warm Colors Apiary, 2 South Mill River in South Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebration of bees and beekeeping. Presentations scheduled each hour and will include updates on honeybee health, facts about pesticides, creating a bee-friendly landscape, Mead making and cooking with honey. Observe live bees, educational displays and visit with local beekeepers. Honey, beeswax products and honey ice cream by Flayvors of Cooks in Hadley available for purchase. Free admission. www.warmcolorsapiary.com.<br/>
  • File photo<br/>Good music, good cause<br/>On Saturday, a Celtic/Bluegrass Fest will join the annual John Putnam Fiddler’s Festival at the Greenfield Energy Park. The festival is a fundraiser for a local family and the musicians performing will include Katherine First, pictured. See “Music.”
  • Recorder/Paul Franz<br/>Soapbox Derby Sunday<br/>Drivers will take their homemade, gravity-powered carts down First Street hill to Unity Park in Turners Falls Sunday during the Montague Soapbox Derby.  See “Potpouri.” Pictured, Joe Landry in his winning soapbox derby car from a previous race.
  • MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.<br/>
  • Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”
  •                            Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”
  • Deerfield Fall Art & Craft Fair this weekend<br/>A major fundraiser for the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, this craft fair on Saturday and Sunday brings nearly 200 artisans from a wide area who will be selling traditional and contemporary crafts and fine arts: jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, furniture, folk art and metal sculpture. Live music includes John Tercyak with guitar, fiddle and voice and the food available will include Thai cuisine, traditional New England fare, such as warm apple crisp, and wood-fired, organic pizza. The wines and artisan cheese tastings are back by popular demand and will be held  in the museum’s garden courtyard, beneath an elegant tapestry tent from noon until 4 each day. See “Fairs & Festivals.”

Thursday 19

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Thursday Night Football at BTU. Chiefs vs. Eagles at 8:30 p.m. Win $500 cash if you watch the games at BTU. Halftime prize giveaway. Red Sox vs. Orioles at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Califone. Richard Buckner opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Stephen Cahill Art opening. 7 p.m. Half Shaved Jazz at 8 p.m. Free. Part of Third Thursday night out in Turners, see turnersfallsriverculture.org. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Baltimore at 7 p.m. NFL football Chiefs vs. Eagles at 8 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Thirsty Thursdays and college night hosted by Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Beer Pong Tournament. Wear your college shirt or show your college ID to be entered in end-of-the-night prizes. 773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.

MILLERS FALLS LIBRARY, Millers Falls: Music and Movement for Young Children series with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Through Dec 19. For more information, call 863-3214.

Literary

AUTHOR DAVID GOODWIN of Shutesbury will sign copies of his “Slave Camp Nightclub” at the World Eye Bookshop, Main Street, Greenfield at 5 p.m.

Music

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS at West Whately Chapel, Conway and Williamsburg roads, Whately. 7:30 p.m. Tonight: (Thursday!) Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. Scottish, traditional. $18. According the series website, this concert is sold out. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Potpourri

THE ARTSALON at Zea Mays Printmaking, 320 Riverside Drive, Northampton. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 7. The ArtSalon gives artists of many disciplines a forum to present their work and discuss their artistic process. The format allows four artists to present in about 6 and a half minutes each, followed by a discussion of their work. Artists include: Anne Beresford who has exhibited widely national and internationally; Lyell Castonguay, woodcut printmaking; Liz Chalfin, prints, drawings and artists’ books; Louise Kohrman, printmaking, and Nannette Vonnegut, printmaking. $5 suggested donation. valleyartsalon@gmail.com.

THE NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET: 3 to
6 p.m. 105 Main St., in front of Northfield Coffee and Books. (New location). Vendors will offer a variety of vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs, baked goods, plants, crafts and more.

THIRD THURSDAY TURNERS FALLS. The theme for this month’s event — which offers a host of activities in downtown Turners Falls, is “Come back to the ’50s in the Falls!” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Promoters urge you to “Put on your poodle skirt, slick back that ducktail, tie up your saddle shoes.” We’re told to expect vintage cars, comfort food, silly putty, cotton candy, live music by Lady Elvis and Furr and Alotta Hoopla’s hula hoops on the lawn.

Friday 20

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Friday night karaoke in the Sports Bar at 9 p.m. with Dirty Johnny, dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub at 10 p.m. with DJ Drew and Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. NO cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Dan Bern. Wyndham Baird opens. $17.50, $20. ∎ 10 p.m. Royal Canoe. Fiesta Brava opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Sandy Bailey, rock singer-songwriter. Winnie and the Pooh Bears (aka Willy and the Poor Boys; CCR and more). Maybe Marlene. 9:30 p.m. Free. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, Route 63, Millers Falls: Lake Side Drive. Modern and classic rock. 9 p.m. 659-3384.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, Main Street, Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Friday night madness with Big Dan in the sports bar. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: Every Friday night, 7:30 to 10 p.m. Bangs Community Center, Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center. Dances from the Balkans, Middle Eastern Europe, more. You need not bring a partner. Live music first Fridays of the month. Some teaching. Beginners welcome. Donation. 549-6748. www.amherstfolkdancing.org.

THIRD FRIDAY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11 p.m. The Tradicals are: Julie Vallimont (piano), David Cantieni (flute, whistle, bombard, sax), Randy Miller (fiddle), and Roger Kahle (guitar). Caller Dave Eisenstadter, now living in Somerville, became hooked on dancing and calling in Nelson, N.H. Since then, he started his own dance at college and has danced at every dance in his home state of New Hampshire. $8 to $10. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Films

“TURNING THE WHEEL,” documentary that shares stories of Mount Kailash, considered by some to be the center of the world; to honor this sacred pilgrimage site, the people and stories that continue to build upon the life of the mountain, and to raise awareness about the act of pilgrimage in today’s world and the importance of conserving such sacred places in the face of increased tourism and commercialization. 7 p.m. Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. 603-924-4555, pr@mariposamuesum.org.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Mother Goose on the Loose. Happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap sit story hour for children ages 3 and under. Rhymes, songs and movement games. 11 a.m. ∎ Writers’ Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion and an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well. No charge and registration not required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ■ Open for Business. 2 p.m. Reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace in the LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Literary

THIRD FRIDAY OPEN PROSE AND POETRY READING. Arms Library, Bridge and Main streets, Shelburne Falls. 7 p.m. Free. Arrive before 7 to sign up for a five-minute open mic slot; one 10-minute slot is available. Listeners welcome. Refreshments. Handicapped accessible. 625-0306.

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: 8 p.m. The Waterboys of Scotland. Freddie Stevenson opens. $25, $35, $45. www.iheg.com.

CHERYL WHEELER, folk singer, songwriter and comedienne extraordinaire, in concert. 7:30 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. $33 general, $20 students and seniors, $24 at the door. Tickets available online at www.nextstagearts.org and at Offerings in Putney, Vt.

DONAL FOX INVENTIONS TRIO performs classical jazz in concert. 7:30 p.m. Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Keene, N.H. For ticket information, call 603-358-2168, www.keene.edu/racbp.

ELLIS PAUL, folk/rock artist in concert. 8 p.m. The Arts Block Cafe, 289 Main St., Greenfield. Paul has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Richie Havens as well as contemporary musicians like John Mayer, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin and Sugarland. Rebecca Loebe, indie folk singer and former contestant on the hit TV show “The Voice,” will open. $12 advance, $15 at the door. This is a fundraiser for the Franklin County Technical School Drum Line and Electrathon Racing Team. All ages show. www.theartsblock.com. See Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4.

LIPBONE REDDING in concert at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 8 p.m. $15. flora@signaturesounds.com, 665-4036.

THE LOFT AT THE CLARION HOTEL, One Atwood Dr., Northampton: Feats of Clay Quartet featuring Sarah Clay (vocals and flute), Ken Forfia (piano), Wayne Roberts (upright bass) and Claire Arenius (drums). the Loft asks patrons to spend a minimum of $10 on food or drink in order to support live music. 586-1221.

MONTAGUE BOOK MILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. City of Four. The quartet’s members, all current UMass-Amherst jazz students, have been regulars in the Pioneer Valley jazz and funk scene for several years, playing with their other groups: Dan Gabel and the Abletones, Bootystank, SolRac and the UMass Jazz Ensemble. They have recently released an album of original compositions by members Mike Caudill, Christian Tremblay, Stephen Kerr and Lucas Apostoleris. $5. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: 2 to 3 p.m. Live Birds of Prey program with Tom Ricardi. Ricardi will share the natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and will inspire appreciation, respect and conservation of these important residents of the Connecticut River Watershed. 863-3676.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “Art and Craft: Painted Silk.” Workshop. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Connects careful object looking with artistic project making. First, enjoy looking at an object in the collection. Then, sit down with museum educators to explore artistic materials and techniques as you make a project that expresses your own inspired take on the past. The first workshop will have you look at silk objects in the collection, learn about how silk is made and practice painting on silk. Included with a general admission ticket; additional materials fee required. To register email: arlopez@historic-deerfield.org.

RESTORATIVE YOGA at Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 16 Federal St., 2nd floor, Greenfield. 5:30 to 7 p.m. DeDe Boyd and Barbara Polowy will guide students in “active relaxation” using simple yoga props to support the body in a series of backbends, twists and inverted postures to cultivate profound rest and deep relaxation. All levels welcome. Third Friday of the month. $15. To register, call 774-4700 or email info@community-yoga.com. For more information: www.community-yoga.com.

Theater

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL at Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H.. 7:30 p.m. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 12. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and it usually does. Comic, tragic and uplifting life-changing upheavals that occur every 10 minutes. “Ten Minute Plays” capture pivotal moments. They challenge the playwright, the director, and the actors to make it all happen now, the way it does in real life. There is no time for long background exposition or the slow teasing out of emotional undercurrents. All seats $8. 603-256-8070.

TRAVELING RHUBARB CIRCUS, In the barn behind the house at 2 North St., Montague Center. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. . Here is what organizers have to say: “Join us in our journey to the land of fairies in our newest performance of ‘Blown Away,’ which tells the story of a young girl blown away in a storm to the land of fae, where she meets strange and wonderful creatures such as the forest nymphs and the Evil Entity Leader. Watch as her tale unfolds over fabric, trapeze and acrobatics.” Online, $6; at the door, adults, $7, children $5. Children under 2 free. www.travelingrhubarb.com, 413-367-9923.

Saturday 21

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, Turners Falls: College football all day and night featuring Notre Dame vs. Michigan State at 3:30 p.m. plus Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Dancing in The Extra Point Nightclub with DJ MIA at 10 p.m. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton. ∎ 7 p.m. Caravan of Thieves. Tall Heights opens. $12.50, $15. ∎ Fig and A Little Inappropriate. Bootystank opens. $8, $10. www.iheg.com.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: Rockit Queer with guest DJ Bobby Roastbeef. 9:30 p.m. $3. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

ROUTE 63 ROADHOUSE, route 63, Millers Falls: Jamie’s Ticket to Ride Benefit. 1 to 7 p.m. Music of Tommy Fuentes Band, food, drawings, horseshoes. $15. 9:30 p.m., Turn It Loose, Classic Rock. 659-3384.

THE BLACK SHEEP, 79 Main St., Amherst: Ray Mason performs. 7 to 9 p.m. No cover; tips appreciated. 253-3442, www.blacksheepdeli.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Toronto at 7 p.m. Saturday night madness with Tyler downstairs in Taylor’s Tavern. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. 773-8313.

Dance

THIRD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. Music: Shirley White, June Drucker, Brendan Taaffe. Caller: Quena Crain. 8 to 11 p.m. $10 general, $8 students/seniors/low-income. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Fairs & Festivals

AMHERST TOWN COMMON: Music, storytelling, craft and artisan fair information on community resources, games and free entertainment. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music by Etiene Perley, Wailin’ Dave Blues Band, The Mud, Blood & Beer Band, Mike Ouimet and David Cass Duo. Stortelling with Rene, the Unstoppable. 256-0473.

DEERFIELD FALL ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL in Old Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nearly 200 juried exhibitors from 16 states will display and sell crafts of all media. Free museum tour. Wine and cheese tasting. Live music. Food tent. $7 adults, children under 12 $1. Discount coupons online. Repeats Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. www.deerfield-craft.org.

HONEY FESTIVAL at Warm Colors Apiary, Route 116 and South Mill River Road, South Deerfield. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bee presentations, cooking with honey featuring pastry chef Pamela Adams from UMass, mead sampling hosted by Green River Ambrosia and a mead contest — bring your best mead and win a prize. Honey ice cream, beeswax candles, honey tasting. Free. 665-4513,
www.warmcolorsapiary.com.­

NORTH QUABBIN FALL FESTIVAL, 31 annual. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food, entertainment, live auction, local shopping, a block party and more. Held along Main Street in downtown Athol. raindate: Sept. 28

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Friends of the GPL Book Sale. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 772-1544.

Literary

ERRIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 Bay Road, Amherst. Eric Carle will sign books at 10 a.m. (members 9 a.m.). The Carle Bookshop will offer guests the one-day only opportunity to purchase Eric Carle’s new picture book “Friends” before its official November release date. Free with museum admission. 658-1105.

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton: Gov’t Mule in concert. 8 p.m. Fronted by visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes. $30. www.iheg.com.

CELTIC/BLUEGRASS FEST & JOHN PUTNAM FIDDLER’S FESTIVAL at the Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Noon to 4 p.m. The festival is a fundraiser for a local family and is hosted by Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance. It will feature Russ Thomas and the Nearly Normal String Band, Katherine First & Last Night’s Fun, Celticado, Fireseed and Hob Sew & The Greens. For the fiddler’s festival, bring your fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, harmonica or other instruments and join informal jams. Seasoned and beginner musicians welcome. Old-time, Appalachian, Irish and more. Bring chairs or blankets.

IMPULSE ENSEMBLE featuring Derrik Jordan on electric violin, Jim Matus on laoutar and Tony Vacca on balafon, gongs and percussion. The Arts Block, 289 Main St., Greenfield. A free-flow fusion of world music and spoken word. $7 online, $10 a the door. www.theartsblock.com.

THE LOFT AT THE CLARION, One Atwood Drive, Northampton: Rob Fletcher, vocalist/chromatic harmonica player, performs a night of bossa novas, jazz ballads and blues. 7 p.m. Free admission with a $10 minimum food or drink purchase.

ROBIN AND LINDA WILLIAMS in concert. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. This concert has been postponed, see Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column Page D4..

STEVE WILSON, saxophones, and Lewis Nash, percussion and drums, in a musical dialogue. 8 p.m. The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 222, Brattleboro, Vt. Jazz standards, Great American Songbook and originals. $20 general admission, $15 students with I.D. www.vtjazzorg, 802-254-9088, ext. 1.

Potpourri

ASHFIELD FARMERS MARKET on Ashfield Town Common. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 21 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and locally made farm products. Annual and perennial plants, vegetable starts, organic eggs, mixed greens, flowers, honey, maple syrup, pork, beef, elixirs, full selection of vegetables, hard cider, mead, bread, pastries and coffee. Turkish prepared food, apples, peaches, blueberries and weekly musical entertainment. 625-6365. Every Saturday through October.

FIRST CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, 43 Silver St., Greenfield. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and visit the crafters. Stained glass, gourds, jewelry, wood crafts, crochet, fused glass ornaments, prints, greeting cards, wreathes, tote bags, primitive folk art, vintage spoons, kitchen towels, hats, gloves, scarves, tapestries, quilted bags and more. Fudge from Mo’s Fudge Factor plus a bake sale table. There will be raffles. Refreshments and luncheon available.

GREENFIELD FARMERS MARKET at Court Square, Greenfield. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 25 vendors offering a variety of locally grown and produced farm products and locally made crafts. Starter vegetable plants hanging baskets, perennial and annual flower plants, herb plants and culinary herbs, mixed greens, baby spinach, microgreens, honey, maple syrup, homemade jams, fresh-baked breads, cookies, grass-fed lamb, beef, goat and pork, locally raised poultry and, new this year, sustainable Cape Cod fish and more. Check the website at www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com for vendors, entertainment and events at the market. Every Saturday through fall.

GREENFIELD SAVINGS BANK, 325 King St., Northampton: Shred Fest! Clean out your old files and protect yourself from identity theft by shredding old documents. Bring a shopping bag full of old papers. Free.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ “From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes,” a family activity. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Drop in any time for the history workshop. Flower blossoms, leaves, roots, bark, nuts and insects have been used to infuse fabric with brilliant color. The science of natural dyeing is knowing how to harvest and process these materials and how to make dye recipes using mordant to bind color to fiber. Experiment using dye plants harvested from the Historic Deerfield garden such as marigolds and coreopsis, and things collected from the wild such as sumac and black walnuts. As you learn about the colors used in colonial dye pots, you can dye a small cloth bag to take home. Repeats Sunday and Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29. ∎ Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations: Foods of the Fall Harvest in Hall Tavern Kitchen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Late summer and autumn were busy times in early American kitchens. The abundance of fresh produce needed to be processed and preserved for the winter. The cooks will be cooking dishes featuring apples, pumpkins and corn. Repeats Sept. 28.
∎ Lecture: “The Line of Forts and the Consumer Revolution.” 4 p.m. Visitor Center at Hall Orientation Theater. Presented by Michael Coe. Free.

LEFTY’S BREWING CO, 301 Wells St., Greenfield. ∎ Weekly brewery tour. 2 to 4 p.m., Free to those 21 and over. ∎ For more information, call 475-3449, www.leftysbrew.com.

MIKE’S MAZE at Warner Farm, 23 South Main St., Sunderland. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The 14th annual maze design is a mind-bending half-tone pattern of corn stalks and bare ground that create an 8-acre visage of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, say organizers, who add that visitors will be perplexed by illusions in this year’s game and baffled by distorted imagery in the newly constructed Ames Room and Mirror Room. Instead of winding through trails, mazegoers will move between disorienting areas of open space and dense plantings of corn as they search for hidden game stations. Two pumpkin-launching trebuchets and a giant slingshot will join the potato cannon and provide amusement for kids of all ages. Corn Cafe open for lunch and snacks. Admission $8 for ages 4 to 12, $10 for adults; $1 discounts to students and seniors. 3 and under free. Schools and other groups can arrange to visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call the farm at 665-8331 and leave a message.

PELHAM HOLLOW — THE WALK: Meet at Historical Society Museum at Route 202 and Amherst Road at 10:30 a.m. Hike from Gate 11 through Pelham Hollow to the Quabbin Reservoir, a fairly strenuous hike. Bring water and lunch to enjoy at the shore. All DCR rules are to be observed. No pets. For information and to sign up, contact Kathy Keyes at 253-2739. Severe weather date Sept. 29.

Theater

“TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL” continues. See Friday’s listing.

TRAVELING RHUBARB CIRCUS concludes, see Friday’s listing.

Sunday 22

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL Sunday Ticket at BTU. Patriots vs. Buccaneers at 1 p.m., Sox vs. Jays at 1 p.m. plus every NFL game today on 14 HDTVs. BTU Wheel of Chance, munchie bar, prizes, giveaways, drink specials, Pats Cash and celebrate “Red Dog’s” birthday. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. Satinwood — the Folk Rock Show. $18, $20. www.iheg.com.

THE MONTAGUE INN, Route 63, Montague: Free Pool Sunday. 768-7336.

THE RENDEZVOUS, 78 Third St., Turners Falls: TNT Karaoke. Free. 9 p.m. 863-2866, thevoo.net.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL Sunday Ticket is on at Taylor’s! Patriots vs. Buccaneers at 1 p.m. Watch all your favorite teams on 11 50-inch HDTV’s with Kathy in the Sports Bar and Erinn downstairs in the Tavern. Red Sox vs. Torotono at 1:30 p.m. Free pool all night with Big Dan in the sports Bar. 773-8313.

WEST DOVER INN, Route 100, West Dover, Vt.: Kevin Parry playing on the patio. 1 to 4 p.m.

Dance

SPECIAL CONTRADANCE EVENT, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 3 to 6:30 p.m. A special Sunday afternoon contra dance with George Marshall calling with Adam Broome (guitar) and Jaige Trudel (fiddle) of Crowfoot. $10, $8 students, low income. www.guidingstargrange.org.

Fairs & Festivals

DEERFIELD FALL ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Music

AMERICAN HARMONY, costumed singers, present songs that stirred the soul of early America. 3 p.m. Unitarian meeting House, Route 78, Warwick center. The concert is the grand finale event of Warwick’s 250th anniversary. The program includes rarely heard fuging tunes as well as some of the most popular sacred songs of the time. Directed by music historian Nym Cooke. $5 to $10 suggested donation to benefit the Warwick Historical Society. For more information, contact Martha Morse at 978-544-6470.

DEMONSTRATION OF SHAPE NOTE SINGING: Pelham Historic Town Hall, Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202) and Amherst Road, Pelham. 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors’ participation is encouraged, but not required. All who wish to participate are invited to lift their voices in song, regardless of musical training or ability. Sacred Harp song books available. Participants may come and go as they please. For information, contact Barbara Jenkins at 253-2929.

LAURA WETZLER and friends in concert. 4 p.m. North Hall Stage, Huntington. Wetzler is an award-winning folksinger, songwriter and guitarist from Cummington. Joined by master guitarist Joe Boyle and Rich Davis on multi-percussion, Wetzler will perform contemporary folk, worldbeat Jewish roots music from Africa and Asia, and American classics. $10 at the door; free for children and all students. 667-5543.

SCUD MOUNTAIN BOYS perform at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. 7 and 9 p.m. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 665-4036, flora@signaturesounds.com.

Potpourri

BENEFIT HOOTENANNY, third annual. Batenkil Farm (last house on the left), 137 South Main St., New Salem. Benefits the Friends of New Salem Public Library. Bring your own lawn chair and beverage cooler. Refreshments will be available.
2 to 4 p.m.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Canal-Side Nature and History Walk. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Meet outside the main entrance. Leisurely explore level, paved bike trails to learn about plants, animals, and mill town history. Bring water, bug repellent and sunscreen. Repeats Sept. 29.
863-3676.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: “From Nature to Color: Fun with Natural Dyes” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

MIKE’S MAZE continues. See Saturday’s listing.

MONTAGUE SOAPBOX DERBY. Drivers will take homemade, gravity-powered carts down First Street hill to Unity Park, where spectators gather. Three age brackets: 8-12 years old; 13-19 years old; and 20 and older. The cars must be homemade, have one rider and be propelled by only gravity. Fundraiser for Monatgue Community Cable. 11:30 am to 3:30 p.m. 413-320-5336 or www.montaguesoapboxraces.com

Speakers

OCTAVIA TAYLOR will give a talk titled “The Road from Damascus: Syrian Stories of Love and War.” 10 a.m. First Congregational Parish, Unitarian, Petersham. She will speak on the multi-faceted aspects of the conflict and how daily life for Syrians has been disrupted. Taylor spent a year in Syria from 2009 to 2010 and since then has kept in touch with Syrian friends who remain there and some who have left, a few of whom are in the United States.

Theater

“DREAMING AGAIN” performed by the New Hampshire Theatre Project. 4 p.m. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St., Peterborough, N.H. Bringing life experiences of immigrants to New Hampshire over the last century, the play kicks off a two-week tour to 17 middle and high schools around the states. $7 adults, $5 students. Not recommended for children under 10. 603-924-4555, pr@mariposamuseum.org.

Monday 23

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Monday Night Football at BTU. Win a Corona Cooler, the same one on the TV commercials, when you purchase Corona you are entered to win. Oakland vs. Denver at 8:30 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. Halftime giveaways. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 p.m. FullSet. Logan Mitchell opens. $12.50, $15. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. NFL football. Raiders vs. Broncos at 8:30 p.m. on 11 50-inch HDTVs. Free pool all night in the sports bar. Country music with Host Kathy and her candy bowl. Monday Madness with Big Dan in the Sports Bar.773-8313.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Sunshine Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons brings a blend of read aloud, sing along, play along fun to families with young children. 772-1544 ext. 5, www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. the library’s meeting room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. for Writer’s Lunch. Self directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanana at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting room Mondays and Fridays. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Tuesday 24

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Two free games of pool with each pitcher of beer. Red Sox vs Colorado at 8:30 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: ∎ 7 p.m. Robbie Fulks. Don DiLego opens. $12.50, $15. ∎10 p.m. Latin Dance Night. No cover. www.iheg.com.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield: Red Sox vs. Colorado at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Trivia at 7 p.m. Open Beer Pong tournament with Megan starts at 9 p.m. 773-8313.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Preschool story hour and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. 10 to 11 a.m. In the LeVanway Meeting Room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ Classics Book Group. 6:30 to 8 p.m. This session the group is reading works by George Eliot. September’s book is Silas Marner. No sign up for this member run group.

Music

TUESDAYS IN BEZANSON: An Evening of Jazz. 8 p.m. Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass-Amherst. UMass Department of Music and Dance Jazz Faculty and guests perform. $3 UMass students, $5 other students, children and seniors; $10 general public. Free for Umass music majors and minors. Available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 545-2511 or at fac.umass.edu/musicanddance.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls: Kidleidoscope! 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kid-friendly environmental experience for young children. Each topic is based on the theme “we share our home” and includes story, interactive games, craft activities to help children explore the natural world. For ages 3 to 6, accompanied by an adult. This month’s topics include: snakes, raptors, bats and squirrels.

Wednesday 25

Clubs

BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Hump Night Karaoke with Dirty Johnny at 9 p.m. Plus Red Sox vs. Colorado at 8:30 p.m. on 14 HDTVs. No cover. 863-2882.

IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: Jolie Holland and Portland Cello Project. $15, $18.

TAYLOR’S TAVERN, 238 Main St., Greenfield. Red Sox vs. Colorado at 8:30 p.m. Watch 11 50-inch HDTVs. Restaurant Appreciation Night. Come in wearing your work shirt or show a pay stub and receive a special prize from Big Dan in the Sports Bar. Free pool for bar/restaurant employees. Sign up for complimentary prizes and giveaways. 773-8313.

Dance

LINE DANCING at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St., Greenfield. 7 to 10 p.m. Beginner to intermediate. Ring the doorbell for admittance. $5 per session. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m. Intermediate at 8. For more information, call Pat at 665-4260, jokellogg@aol.com.

Library

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of Writer’s Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Literary

POET MARY JO SALTER will read from her work. 8 p.m. Amherst Books, 8 Main St., Amherst. Free.

Music

MID WEEK MUSIC, All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. Featuring Sodade, with Janice Domple (vocalist). 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Suggested contribution is $3 to $10. 413-773-5018

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS at West Whately Chapel, Conway and Williamsburg roads, Whately. 7:30 p.m. Tonight: Sweetback Sisters perform honky tonk, swing. Final concert of the season. $18. According to the series website, this concert is sold out. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Potpourri

GREAT FALLS FARMERS MARKET, Avenue A and Second Street, Turners Falls, next to the Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 to 6 p.m. Fresh in-season local produce, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, crafts and baked goods. Entertainment is frequently provided. Rain or shine. More information on Facebook.

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