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Arts & Entertainment calendar: June 26-July 2

  • COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott (pictured), Daniel Hales and the frost heaves and Rich Briere and Friends. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.<br/>

    COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott (pictured), Daniel Hales and the frost heaves and Rich Briere and Friends. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.

  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

    The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones, pictured, will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

    New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse hosts music and puppets!
    The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones, pictured, will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan, pictured, will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

    New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse hosts music and puppets!
    The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan, pictured, will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

  • WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP,  156 Main St., Greenfield,: Friday: ∎ 11 a.m. to noon, New nonfiction book discussion group will meet for the second time. Bring one of your favorite nonfiction books. ∎ 2 to 4 p.m., Maureen Sky of Bernardston will sign copies of “The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls.” Bling Fairies are little creatures that thrive within jewelry boxes. Xlibris, the book’s publisher, says Sky’s little fairy creatures come to life in this book, which “teaches some very valuable lessons in a brilliantly depicted, unique world.” 772-2186.<br/>

    WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield,: Friday: ∎ 11 a.m. to noon, New nonfiction book discussion group will meet for the second time. Bring one of your favorite nonfiction books. ∎ 2 to 4 p.m., Maureen Sky of Bernardston will sign copies of “The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls.” Bling Fairies are little creatures that thrive within jewelry boxes. Xlibris, the book’s publisher, says Sky’s little fairy creatures come to life in this book, which “teaches some very valuable lessons in a brilliantly depicted, unique world.” 772-2186.

  • Let there be Brew Fest!<br/>Now in its 10th year, Ryan & Casey Liquor’s Green River Brew Fest is moving up to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, where beer lovers will get to sample from hundreds of craft brews on Saturday. There will also be live music, a cigar bar and raffles, but did we mention the hundreds of craft beers? See “Potpourri.” <br/><br/>

    Let there be Brew Fest!
    Now in its 10th year, Ryan & Casey Liquor’s Green River Brew Fest is moving up to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, where beer lovers will get to sample from hundreds of craft brews on Saturday. There will also be live music, a cigar bar and raffles, but did we mention the hundreds of craft beers? See “Potpourri.”

  • Recorder file photo/Michael Phillips<br/>Yankee Engine-uity Show<br/>Do you like cool old engines that actually run? Well, of course you do and we suggest you head over to Saturday’s Yankee Engine-uity Show in Orange, where you can hangout out with similarly minded people and see some awesome things, like this 930 model 10 Caterpillar tractor that Bob Upham of Whately brought last year. See “Potpourri.”

    Recorder file photo/Michael Phillips
    Yankee Engine-uity Show
    Do you like cool old engines that actually run? Well, of course you do and we suggest you head over to Saturday’s Yankee Engine-uity Show in Orange, where you can hangout out with similarly minded people and see some awesome things, like this 930 model 10 Caterpillar tractor that Bob Upham of Whately brought last year. See “Potpourri.”

  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback, pictured, performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

    The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback, pictured, performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”

  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

    New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse hosts music and puppets!
    The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

  • COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott (pictured), Daniel Hales and the frost heaves and Rich Briere and Friends. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.<br/>
  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”
  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones, pictured, will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”
  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan, pictured, will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”
  • WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP,  156 Main St., Greenfield,: Friday: ∎ 11 a.m. to noon, New nonfiction book discussion group will meet for the second time. Bring one of your favorite nonfiction books. ∎ 2 to 4 p.m., Maureen Sky of Bernardston will sign copies of “The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls.” Bling Fairies are little creatures that thrive within jewelry boxes. Xlibris, the book’s publisher, says Sky’s little fairy creatures come to life in this book, which “teaches some very valuable lessons in a brilliantly depicted, unique world.” 772-2186.<br/>
  • Let there be Brew Fest!<br/>Now in its 10th year, Ryan & Casey Liquor’s Green River Brew Fest is moving up to the Franklin County Fairgrounds, where beer lovers will get to sample from hundreds of craft brews on Saturday. There will also be live music, a cigar bar and raffles, but did we mention the hundreds of craft beers? See “Potpourri.” <br/><br/>
  • Recorder file photo/Michael Phillips<br/>Yankee Engine-uity Show<br/>Do you like cool old engines that actually run? Well, of course you do and we suggest you head over to Saturday’s Yankee Engine-uity Show in Orange, where you can hangout out with similarly minded people and see some awesome things, like this 930 model 10 Caterpillar tractor that Bob Upham of Whately brought last year. See “Potpourri.”
  • The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative, which eases us through summer every year with weekly concerts of music at the Energy Park, has two shows planned this week. First, there is the regular concert on Thursday and then a rare Sunday concert. Austin & Elliot is in Thursday’s lineup and Russell Kaback, pictured, performs Sunday. Meanwhile, the Greenfield Military Band starts its July season of Tuesday concerts next week. All this happens at the Energy Park, which is just a short walk downhill from Main Street in Greenfield. See “Music.”
  • New Salem’s 1794 Meetinghouse  hosts music and puppets!<br/>The 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem is well into its summer season and this week gives you a taste for the variety it stages every year. On Thursday, Tumbling Bones will play music inspired by folk, bluegrass and rock. On Saturday, singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan will play country. See “Music” for more information on both. On Sunday, Nicol Wander and her puppets will bring children and their families “The Princess and the Pea.” See “Potpourri.”

Thursday 26

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Pete Donnelly of the Figgs and NRBQ. Musician/songwriter. Special guest MaryLeigh Roohan. 8 p.m. $8 cover; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information.

Literary

BOSWELL’S BOOKS, 10 Bridge St., Buckland. Local author Alfred Alcorn will read from and discuss his book “Sugar Mountain” at 6:30 p.m. This is a cautionary tale about a deadly flu epidemic that starts in China and spreads throughout the world, slowly at first, then unbelievably fast. And there is no cure. People who prepare for such possibilities are variously referred to as “homesteaders,” or “survivalists.” This is a story of one such extended family, the Arkwrights, and how, at their farm in western Massachusetts, they stand together in the face of a relentless mass killer. They must also contend with fending off a local well-armed and ruthless para-military group all the while hanging on to enough humanity to make their survival meaningful.

COFFEE AND POETRY at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. Featured poet Lisa Limont, followed by open mic. All ages. Free. Last one before the summer break. 498-0095, www.coffeeandbooks.net.

Music

COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Performers: Austin & Elliott, striking harmonies, thought provoking lyrics; Boys of the Landfill, Celtic, old-time, folk rock performed with lots of energy; Pat & Tex LaMountain Band, original Americana, folk-pop, country, jazz. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.

THE MARINA RESTAURANT, Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 7 to 10 p.m. Kevin Parry hosts open mic every Thursday. Free. Half-price meals for performers. For information and to sign up, call 802-257-7563. www.kevinparrymusic.com.

MARTIN GROSSWENDT brings his take on American roots music to the intimate stage of Sandglass Theater, Putney, Vt. 7:30 p.m. American roots music from classic Delta and East Coast blues, to early country music of the 1920s and 1930s. Guest Susanne Salem-Schatz. $16 general, $13 students and seniors. 802-387-4051, info@sandglasstheater.org.

PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. 7 p.m. $15. Folk-rock duo.

SUMMER PATIO SERIES at Chandler’s, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. Music every Thursday at 6 p.m. Tonight: Janet Ryan & Friends. Blues and soul. 665-1277, chandlers.yankeecandle.com.

TUMBLING BONES in concert at 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., New Salem. Drawing on bluegrass and pre-World War II folk, these songsters play a mix of original compositions and traditional material infused with the infectious energy of the rock ’n’ roll they were raised on, say promoters. 7:30 p.m. $10 advance or at the door; children 12 and under free. Tickets available at Bruce Browser, 1497 Main St., Athol, New Salem General Store, New Salem and at the door.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS, West Whately Chapel, near the intersection of Conway and Williamsburg roads. 7:30 p.m. $23. Rare Thursday show. The Boxcars, Grammy-nominated this year for best bluegrass group. Several of its members were part of Allison Krauss’ legendary Union Station band. These shows often sell out, so buying advance tickets online is recommended. (Note, last time we checked, only two tickets remained) For tickets and more information, including directions, go to www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Potpourri

NORTHFIELD FARMERS MARKET on the lawn in front of Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield. 3 to 6 p.m. Fresh local vegetables, fruit, milk, eggs, meat, baked goods, plants, jewelry and other hand crafted items. Musical entertainment. Every Thursday.

Speakers

JUDITH MALONEY OF THE WEST CO. CIDER CO. in Colrain will speak at the Historical Society of Greenfield, 43 Church St., Greenfield. 7 p.m. The talk will cover the hard cider tradition in New England and in our area. People attending are encouraged to share stories and experiences about cider. Questions welcome.

Theater

“AS YOU LIKE IT” Vermont Theatre Co.’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production. 6 p.m. Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro, Vt. Repeats Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Often called Shakespeare’s most charming and frivolous play, the essence being essentially nonsense. The story revolves around the hatred between Duke Senior and her younger brother, Duke Frederick. $5; free for children 6 and under. Come early and bring a picnic. www.vermonttheatrecompany.org

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” presented by the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. 7:30 p.m. Continues Friday 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. A play about friendship, loyalty and trust among friends on the farm. Adapted by Joseph Robinette and based on the book by E.B. White. $10 adults, $7 children under 12. For tickets, call 978-355-2096 or go to barreplayerstheater.com.

“FAMILY SECRETS” presented by the Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, N.H. Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 p.m. Affectionate, one-woman show that everyone can relate to, say promoters, who add it provides a vivid portrait of an American family in a series of side-splitting scenes. Rated PG. $37; Saturdays $39. Through July 6.

“FOUND A PEANUT” presented by Actors Theatre Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Pulitzer-winning playwright Donald Margulies’ comedy of remembrance. A delightful look back to our formative “days of summer,” say promoters, who add that it will take people into 1962 Brooklyn. The play follows a group of children on their last day of summer vacation. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through July 12. Tickets $12 Thursdays, $15 Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations highly recommended. 877-666-1855, www.atplayhouse.org.

“LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR” by Neil Simon presented by New Century Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, 122 Green St., Smith College, Northampton. Continues through June 28. Simon’s love letter to the writer’s room. Semi-autobiographical work based on Simon’s time working as a writer on the Sid Caesar 1950s variety show “Your Show of Shows.” Tickets $30, $28 seniors; $15 for Student Rush tickets available on day of show only. Sunday at 7:30 shows are Pizza and a Play nights. All sets $18 plus a free slice of pizza.

“MADAGASCAR” by J.T. Rogers presented by Chester Theatre Co., Chester’s Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday at 8 p.m.; matinees Thursday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through July 6. The haunting story of a young man’s mysterious disappearance. Tickets $10 to $35. www.chestertheatre.org.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” presented by Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. The play gets a fresh take in the deft hands of director and long-time Company artist Jenna Ware. Her fast-paced and hilarious adaptation of this classic Commedia dell’arte farce by Carlo Goldoni features an adroit and energetic cast. 5:30 p.m. Through Aug. 23.

Friday 27

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Black Feathers. The British band composes and performs songs based on its own interpretation of Americana. 8 p.m. Benefit concert for the Shelburne Falls Military Band. $10 advance, $12 day of show; please tip the bartenders. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

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.

GUIDING STAR GRANGE, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield: Contra dancing for all. 8 to 11 p.m. Music by Nova: Everest Witman, guitar, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, accordion, and Kathleen Fownes, fiddle. Partners, special costumery and dance experience not required. $10 or barter. For more information, contact David Kaynor at 768-9650 or davidkaynor@mac.com.

Films

BRUCE’S BROWSER, 1497 Main St., Athol, concludes its Gay Pride Month of events with the film “Chely Wright: Wish Me Away.” 7 p.m. Documentary about the first Nashville country music star to come out as gay. Free.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ “Mother Goose on the Loose,” 11 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under with a grown-up every Friday morning. Rhymes, songs and movement games make up this storytime style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. In the Picture Book Room today. ∎ Writer’s Workshop. Noon to 2 p.m. Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written. Participants encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week. No charge; no registration required. Contact Buchanan at 772-1544 for more information. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet space to work.

Literary

WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ 11 a.m. to noon, New nonfiction book discussion group will meet for the second time. Bring one of your favorite nonfiction books. ∎ 2 to 4 p.m., Maureen Sky of Bernardston will sign copies of “The Bling Fairies of Junkett Falls.” Bling Fairies are little creatures that thrive within jewelry boxes. Xlibris, the book’s publisher, says Sky’s little fairy creatures come to life in this book, which “teaches some very valuable lessons in a brilliantly depicted, unique world.” 772-2186.

Music

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS presents trios for flute, gamba and harpischord by C.P.E. Bach, Rameau and Pousseur as well as Lewis Spratlan’s horn quartet honoring victims of the 2012 Newtwon, Conn. tragedy. 7 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Opening program of the 2014 Chamber Music Festival. Elizabeth Chang, violin; Alice Robbins, viola da gamba; Volcy Pelletier, cello; Christopher Krueger, flute; Laura Klock, horn; Gregory Hayes, harpsichord performs Concert repeats Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s open rehearsal is free; Saturday’s concert $18 to $20. 625-9511 or www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Bulldog, CD release show with Drunk Men of Power. 8 p.m. $5 to $10. The Lady Killigrew’s own Nora Murphy leads the jazz/soul/rock-influenced project known as Bulldog, consisting of Craig (also of The Killigrew) on four- and six-string bass, and Ben (the booking guy at the Bookmill) on drumset. www.montaguebookmill.com/

Potpourri

SHELBURNE FALLS FARMERS MARKET. 2 to 6:30 p.m. Baptist Corner Lot, Main and Water streets, Shelburne Falls. Third Friday Picnics during market hours. People are asked to bring a picnic dish to share and a chair. Vendors will have fresh salad fixings for sale with free salad dressings offered by the market. Through Oct. 24.

TANGLEWOOD FAMILY FUN FEST in Lenox. 1 to 6 p.m. Summer program of the Highland Street Foundation that features special presentations by 60 cultural venues across the state.

Theater

“AS YOU LIKE IT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FAMILY SECRETS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FOUND A PEANUT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MADAGASCAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing. 5:30 p.m. Press opening.

Saturday 28

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Chickenyard. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

Dance

MONADNOCK TRI STATE DANCE, Elmm Community Center, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Playin’ Possum.

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Surprise band. Mary Wesley will call. www.guidingstargrange.org/

Films

WENDELL FREE LIBRARY, Wendell Center, continues it’s series of Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror/Monster movies. 7:30 p.m. “The Alpha Incident” starring Ralph Meeker, Stafford Morgan, John F. Goff, Carol Irene Newell and George Buck Flower. 978-544-3559, www.wendellfreelibrary.org.

Music

1794 MEETINGHOUSE, 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., on the common, New Salem. singer-songwriter Ashley Jordan, 7:30 p.m. A native of Harvard, Jordan first began performing music at talent shows and open mics in her early teens. She has performed at music venues across New England and has garnered numerous music awards in the past year including Limelight Magazine’s “Country Artist of the Year” and The Worcester Music Award’s “Best Country/Americana Act” and “Best Female Vocalist.” Performing with Jordan will be guitarist John Chebator, percussionist Mike Dawley and pianist Kim Jennings, who also adds harmonies and djembe to the band. $10 in advance or at the door; children 12 and under free. www.1794meetinghouse.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Bruce’s Browser, 1497 Main St. Athol, 978-249-3978, or at The New Salem General Store, 410 Daniel Shays Highway, New Salem, 978-544-8177, and at the door.

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. Randy Smith and His Band of Merry Men. Charlie Farren, Jandee Lee Porter and Holly May Brown open. Smith has recorded six albums and has toured extensively throughout the US and Canada. Tickets $17 in advance online, $20 day of show and at the door. www.theartsblock.com.

CAMERON’S WINERY, 766 Swanzey Road, Swanzey, N.H. Summer concert series and summer events continue. Tonight: 2 to 4 p.m., Ken and Corki in concert. 6 to 8 p.m., reception: Tim Lockhart, painter; Aria Lockhar, drawings, Ed Wolski, sculptor. 6 to 8 p.m., April Cushman and Barret in concert. Rock, country, blues.

THE LACLAIRES IN CONCERT, presented by Ja’Duke, 110 Industrial Blvd., Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Acoustic roots, bluegrass and gospel music. $12. 65 and over and 12 and under, $10. The LaClaires have produced many recording projects and perform often at churches, festivals, homecomings, fairs, etc. www.TheLaClaires.com.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS program of the 2014 Chamber Music Festival. See Friday’s listing.

PARLOR ROOM, 32 Masonic St., Northampton: Ben Sollee. 7 p.m. Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. $17, $20 at the door.

ZYDECO CONNECTION performs at Three Sisters Sanctuary, 188A Cape St., Route 112, Goshen. 7 to 11:30 p.m. Potluck at 7 p.m.. Music 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Summer Solstice Fun and Union Celebration. $20. 268-9284.

Potpourri

THE BEDROCK OF OUR FOUNDATION: Rocks and Gardens of Hawley Tour. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spend the day in Hawley to view gardens and learn about geology from several experts. Meet at Pudding Hollow Road and Middle Road, off Route 8A/West Hawley Road for coffee and more under the tent at 9 a.m. Suggested donation $10 for tour, $12 for luncheon amid the gardens and stones at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Sons and Daughters of Hawley. For questions and tickets, call Pamela at 339-4091.

CLOWN JEWELS OF VERMONT perform work ranging from classics to new pieces, duets and solos, mime, clown, story and song. 2 and 7 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. $10 adults, $5 students sold at the door.

FAMILY EAGLE EXPEDITION: Join Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center at Barton Cove in Gill from 9 to 11 a.m. Using a tandem kayak is a way for an adult and child to give paddling a try and visiting the Barton Cove Eagle nest is a good mini expedition for new paddlers, say organizers. For ages 7 and older. $20 per adult child pair. 800-859-2960 to register. Space may be limited.

FITZWILLY’S Party in the Parking Lot, downtown Northampton. Noon to 8 p.m. Music by The Drunk Stuntmen, Sun Parade, Trailer Park, The Lonesome Brothers and The Expandable Brass. Street performers, photo booth, face painting, temporary tatoos, prizes, Free shuttle bus from the fireworks at Look Park. Free.

GARDEN TOUR, Greenfield Garden Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A self-guided tour of nine of nine gardens. Featured: perennials/annuals/herbs/vegetables; gardens that attract pollinators; water/stone/fence/wildlife; complimentary refreshments; drawing for local crafts, water fountain, gnome garden, garden gifts and more. Tickets are $12 and will be on sale at Trap Plain Lot, located at the junction of Federal and Silver streets in Greenfield, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GREEN RIVER BREW FEST at Franklin County Fairgrounds, 89 Wisdom Way, Greenfield. 1 to 5 p.m. Hundreds of craft brews to sample, bands, food. Music by Billy G and the BlueZone, Doug Johnson and Escape Route. Also featuring raffles and a cigar bar. Ages 21 and older only. $22, $25 day of show. Rain or shine and free parking. Price includes all the samples you can legally handle, $2 food coupon, live music, collectors pint glass (limited). Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Greenfield Police Department’s Public Service Program. Put on by Ryan & Casey Liquors of Greenfield, this 10th annual event is being hosted by Lefty’s Brewing Co. of Greenfield.

GREEN RIVER YOGA & MOVEMENT ARTS and World Eye Bookshop sponsors a chair yoga class and book signing with area yoga and meditation teacher Jean Erlbaum. Celebration of her new book “Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else.” 158 Main St., 2nd floor, Greenfield.

GREENFIELD FARMERS MARKET, Court Square and Town Common. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locally grown and produced farm products and locally made crafts. Every Saturday. www.greenfieldfarmersmarket.com.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: ∎ Hands-On Learning: The Lost Art of Letter Writing. Saturday and Sunday/ In the past, letters were thoughtfully written, read, re-read, treasured and often kept. Join us and write a letter to a special friend, a family member, someone nearby or far away. Craft your letter on lovely paper and learn how to use a quill pen or an ink pen. Make your own envelope, address the letter, close it with sealing wax and mail it. Drop in anytime, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free with Historic Deerfield admission ∎ Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hall Tavern Kitchen. “Cooking with Herbs.” Experience the signs, sounds and aromas of hearth cooking with the use of herbs, adding freshness and flavor to seasonal dishes. Admission $14 adults, $5 children 6 to 17. Free for children under 6. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org.

THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lavender, labyrinth, local crafts, workshops and demonstrations. Rain or shine. Johnson Hill Farm, Buckland. 413-522-9068 www.lavenderland.com/festival.html

MAGICIAN AND JUGGLER SCOTT JAMESON, Whately Public Library, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 10:30 a.m.

PORTER-HELPS-HUNTINGTON MUSEUM, 130 River Dr., Hadley, Community Day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free tours on the half hour. After, guests can relax on the back veranda with complimentary lemonade and cookies. 584-4699, www.pphmuseum.org.

RADIO HAMS demonstrate their emergency communications capabilities. 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Poet’s Seat Tower, Greenfield. The “ham” radio operators provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA.

THAI BOXING, with Estelle Bonaceto, Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, Community Room. Turners Falls. 10 to 11 a.m. Free. Have you ever wanted to box? Well here’s your chance, say organizers, who add that Bonaceto will show you how to get in shape and also have fun with basic boxing moves. Wear loose fitting clothes as this is an “inter-active event! Light refreshments will be provided. Reserve your spot by calling 413-863-4316.

YANKEE ENGINE-UITY SHOW at the Orange Airport, Orange. Exhibits open at 8 a.m. Flea market with nearly 100 vendors, petting zoo, food, kiddie tractor pull at 11 a.m. followed by tractor parade at 1 p.m. Music performed by Shakin’ All Over from 6 to 9 p.m. Great 1950s music. Show continues Sunday with a tractor parade at noon, followed by a raffle at 1 p.m. $2 per carload. Visitors welcome to fly in. Sponsored by the Central Mass. Steam Gas & Machinery Association.

Theater

“AS YOU LIKE IT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FAMILY SECRETS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FOUND A PEANUT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MADAGASCAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” presented by Shakespeare & Co. 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox. This provocative, one-woman play by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen imagines the bold and unapologetic journey of Shakespeare’s enigmatic wife, Anne Hathaway, and the couple’s unconventional courtship and marriage, say promoters. Through Aug. 24.

Sunday 29

Music

ACHERAY ENSEMBLE performs instrumental Latin American music that brings together tradition and contemporary expression. 3 p.m. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. $12 general, $10 members. 322-5660, www.wistariahurst.org.

BILL STAINES, folk. Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield. 3 p.m. Also appearing, Fire Pond. Staines has been touring and playing concerts for over 41 years and has 26 recordings, in addition to having written over 300 songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. A percentage of the profits will benefit The Literacy Project of Greenfield. Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop and Second Congregational Church. Adults, $15; seniors/students, $12; children 10 and under free. 3 p.m 413-774-4355

COOP CONCERT at Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield: 6 p.m. Special Sunday night concert. Russell Kaback of Greenfield, funky island beats, soulful grooves, rootsy reggae and heartfelt folk. Also, Zydeco Connection, high-energy dance band playing a mix of zydeco, two-steps, waltzes and boogie woogie. The Energy Park is a short walk downhill from Main Street. These concerts are child-friendly. Bring something to sit on. Free, but donations to support the series are welcome. www.coopconcerts.org, www.greenfieldrecreation.com.

TWILIGHT ON THE LAWN, Putney Tavern lawn, downtown Putney, Vt. presents The Chris Kleeman Band. Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues. In case of rain, the concert will be at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 802-387-5772, www.twilightmusic.org.

Potpourri

PUPPETRY, “The Princess and the Pea..” 1794 Meetinghouse, 26 South Main St., on the common, New Salem. Nicol Wander Puppetry, for Pre-K to second grade. Promoters tell us that this modern-day version of the classic fairy tale has a nutritional twist, which adds an educational component to the tale. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement in the Queen’s Kingdom and the little Princess doesn’t eat or like green vegetables. But what happens when the Princess mistakenly eats the green pea under all those mattresses? There will be a meet-and-greet with both puppet and puppeteer after the performance. Adults $10. Children 12 and under free.

Tickets available at www.1794meetinghouse.org.

COMMUNITY BOOK FAIR at Greenfield Elks No. 1296, Federal St., Greenfield. 1 to 5 p.m. The first 200 children through the door will receive a voucher for $10 worth of books at World Eye Bookshop.

FRANKLIN COUNTY RADIO HAMS demonstration concludes at 2 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Hands-On Learning: The Lost Art of Letter Writing concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

HORSE DRAW at the Heath Fairgrounds. 9 Hosmer Road, Heath. $7. Weigh-in at 7 a.m. Draw at 11 a.m. Classes: under and over 3,300. Participants for the “Free for All” should be there by 2 p.m. Breakfast is available starting at 7 a.m. Refreshments available throughout the day. For more information, call Nathan Clark at 337-6697.

THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL concludes, see Saturday’s listing.

YANKEE ENGINE-UITY SHOW at the Orange Airport concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

Theater

“AS YOU LIKE IT” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“CHARLOTTE’S WEB” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“FAMILY SECRETS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MADAGASCAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues at 3 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 30

Libraries

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. There’s half an hour of story time and a few minutes of visiting and play time for active young children made possible by funding from the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details. ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace. Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 20 School St., Sunderland. Nail Art. 4 to 5 p.m. Emily Russell, a tech student, will practice her skills on participants with a few designs put together for everyone to choose from. Nail polish provided, but feel free to bring your own. Ages 10 to 18. Registration required by calling 665-2642. Free.

Tuesday 1

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Open for Business. 2 to 5 p.m.

∎ Preschool Story Hour. 10 a.m. Parents with kids 5 and under are invited for a weekly hour of story and craft time fun. Meet other people with small children and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts with Sally Ahearn. In the LeVanway Meeting room. No sign up required. Free. For more information, call the children’s librarian at 772-1544, ext. 5. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 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. For more details, contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544.

Music

APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC presents music by Piazzolla, Beethoven and Verdi performed by Apple Hill String Quartet and Session 2 faculty. 7:30 p.m. In the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn, Nelson, N.H. $30; $15 student. Outside seating free. Order tickets by calling 603-847-3371 Ext 1 or go to applehill.org.

GREENFIELD MILITARY BAND performs Broadway hits and pops. 7 to 8 p.m. Greenfield Energy Park, Miles Street, Greenfield. Every Tuesday in July.

Wednesday 2

Dance

LINE DANCE LESSONS every Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, School Street, Greenfield. Beginner to intermediate. $5 per session. Ring the doorbell for admission. Beginner lessons at 7 p.m.; intermediate at 8. Call Pat at 665-4260 or email jokellogg@aol.com for more information.

Libraries

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Noon to 2 p.m. STEM Story Hour. Join Donna Rivers, educator and story reader, for this preschool story time focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Over the course of six sessions, families will build a STEM box of their own with tools and materials provided by the program. Registration at the Children’s Room. ∎ Writer’s Lunch. Noon to 2 p.m. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-544 for more details. ∎ Chess Club. 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with questions. The first Monday of the month will feature a speed chess tournament.

SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 20 School St., Sunderland. Dance Club. ∎ 5 to 6 p.m. Explore different dances this summer; no dance experience required. Each lesson will teach one dance. Grades 5 to 12. Registration required. Wednesday through the end of July. Call 665-2642. Free. ∎ Tween Summer Book Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We’ll pick which books to read together and read one book every two weeks. Wednesdays through the end of July.

Music

THE SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND will perform at Fellowship Hall in Shelburne Center. 7 p.m. Free. The Ladies Aid will serve ice cream.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS presents The Chiara String Quartet performing Bartok and Brahms from memory or “by heart.” 7:30 p.m. West Whately Chapel, Conway and Williamsburg roads, Wednesday. $20. Advanced tickets recommended as this venue routinely sells out. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

Theater

“CINDERELLA” performed by PaintBox Theatre, Northampton’s theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Northampton. Continues July 3 and July 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $10 general seating. Tickets at the door or through brownpapertickets.com. www.paintboxtheatre.com.

“FAMILY SECRETS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“MADAGASCAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” continues at 5:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues at 8 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.

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