Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 3-9
Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds
Happy Birthday America!
Greenfield will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday with live music and fireworks at Beacon Field. The rain date is Monday. You can get more details on this and other celebrations under “Fourth of July” in our calendar. Pictured, the 2013 fireworks.
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Gala opening celebrates new professional theater in Gill
Silverthorne Theater Co. is establishing a new professional summer theater company based out of the Rhodes Arts Center, Northfield Mount Hermon, Gill. Its first production, “Black Comedy,” opens on Thursday and will be followed by a celebratory gala reception in Northfield to which everyone is invited. See “Theater.”
Your kids will love this guy
Mister G, otherwise known as Ben Gundersheimer of Whately, is an internationally known children’s entertainer who often plays at big venues. He’ll be at the Whately Public Library Saturday and if you can take your kids, you should because Mister G is fun. See “Libraries.”
Fiddle Fest Sunday
The Museum of Our Industrial Heritage in Greenfield is hosting its annual Summer Celebration Sunday and the program includes a Fiddle Fest with Donna Hebert, pictured, and the museum’s “Rags to Riches” exhibit the local paper industry. See "Music.”
Austin & Elliott
COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott, Daniel Hales and the frost heaves (pictured) 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Neil Shepard (pictured) and Sarah Sousa. 7 p.m. Shepard’s new book, “Hominid Up” is due January 2015. Sousa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachu-setts Review, Passages North, Barn Owl Review and Salt Hill Journal among others. Fee: $2 to $4 suggested donation. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Neil Shepard and Sarah Sousa (pictured). 7 p.m. Shepard’s new book, “Hominid Up” is due January 2015. Sousa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachu-setts Review, Passages North, Barn Owl Review and Salt Hill Journal among others. Fee: $2 to $4 suggested donation. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292, email@example.com.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: The Collected Poets Series featuring Neil Shepard and Sarah Sousa. 7 p.m. Shepard’s new book, “Hominid Up” is due January 2015. Sousa’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachu-setts Review, Passages North, Barn Owl Review and Salt Hill Journal among others. Fee: $2 to $4 suggested donation. Please tip the baristas. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 8 p.m. John Clarke Quintet and guest Becca Byram. John Clarke on horn, Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon, Jerome Harris, guitar, Marty Jaffe, bass, Abe Fogle, drums. $7 advance, $10 at the door. 774-0150, email@example.com, www.theartsblock.com. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.
COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Austin & Elliott, 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 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.
SUMMER PATIO SERIES at Chandler’s, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. Music every Thursday at 6 p.m. Tonight: Ronald Meck. Traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk. 665-1277, chandlers.yankeecandle.com.
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.
“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.
“BLACK COMEDY,” Peter Shaffer’s side-splitting farce, kicks off the Silverthorne Theater Co.’s summer season, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Rhodes Arts Center’s Chiles Theater, Gill, Northfield Mount Hermon School. There will be a gala reception for all immediately following the Thursday show at Green Trees Gallery, 105 Main St. Northfield. Meet the actors, sample local wines and celebrate the launch of this new theater company. Shaffer is a widely-acclaimed playwright, best known for such works as “Amadeus” and “Equus.” Set in artsy 1960s London, “Black Comedy” was first presented in 1965 with Derek Jacobi in the leading role as a desperate young sculptor and Maggie Smith as his lover, say promoters, who add that, in the classic tradition of farce, the action steamrolls from a perfectly normal situation to an improbable one — a total blackout — after which chaos takes over until a literally crashing finale when the lights come back on to reveal all. General admission tickets are $12 in advance; $15 day of the show or at the door. Students and seniors, $10. Tickets may be ordered up to noon of the day of the show; unpaid reserved tickets will be held at the box office until 45 minutes before curtain (7:15 p.m.) www.silverthornetheater.org, or 413-768-7514. Tickets also available at World Eye Book Shop, 156 Main St., Greenfield; Odyssey Bookshop, 9 College St., South Hadley; Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield; Toadstool Bookstore, 222 West Street No. 38, Keene N.H.;
Broadside Bookshop, 247 Main St., Northampton.
“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 Saturday 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” 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.
“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.
“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” presented by Shakespeare & Co. 3 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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Alice Brightsky. Her music, while folk at its core, has enough electronic, soul, rock and funk elements to make putting it in a “box” difficult. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: Closed for Independence Day. The library will reopen Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Fourth of July
AMHERST FIREWORKS: 5 to 10 p.m. UMass McGuirk Stadium, University Drive, Amherst. 5 to 10 p.m. Kids carnival, hot air balloon rides, pie eating contest, music by Amherst Community Band and more. 259-3065, www.lsse.org.
CONWAY’S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, Masonic Common. Participants will gather at 9:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10. It will travel along Main Street to the library, where Jack Ramey will play the keyboard. The parade will be held rain or shine.
SHELBURNE FALLS FOURTH OF JULY PARADE. The parade will line up at 10:30 a.m. and will start at 11:30 a.m. near the Buckland Maintenance Department on Conway Street in Buckland. The parade will travel through the main portion of both Shelburne and Buckland and end at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School on Mechanic Street in Shelburne. The Shelburne Falls Cub Scouts (Pack 85) is organizing the parade. There will also be a Cub Scout’s Chicken Barbecue at the end of the parade along with a military band concert at the elementary school.
ESPRESSO JAZZ at Yankee Candle, Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield. 6 p.m. Wine, Food & Jazz Spectacular. Reservations: 665-1277.
THE ODD COUPLE AND FRIENDS perform jazz. 4 p.m. Outdoors on the riverbank at the Charlemont Bridge. Musicians include horn player, arranger and composer John Clark; bassoonist Michael Rabinowitz, guitarist Freddie Bryant, clarinetist Doug Yates, percussionist Abe Fogle and bassist Marty Jaffe. Folding chairs suggested, or float up on a boat in the Deerfield River. Dance on the sand. In case of rain, the event will be in Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. This will be Mohawk Trail Concerts’ celebratory gift to the community. Free. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.
ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND performs at Butterfield Park, Orange. 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Stephanie Parker will conduct the Patriotic-themed concert. The band auxiliary will offer hot dogs, soda Dean’s Beans coffee, popcorn and baked goods to benefit the Music Fund.music
SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND concert at the Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School. Immediately following the parade. (See “Fourth of July”) The band will march in the parade. Free.
OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE, Sturbridge. As part of its July 4th celebration, Old Sturbridge Village will offer free daytime admission to children 17 and under when accompanied by an adult paying full price. After daytime events end at 5 p.m., the museum will close and reopen from 6 to 10 for a separate fireworks program that includes food, music and entertainment capped off by a 30 minute fireworks display. $16. 800-SEE-1830, www.osv.org.
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.
“AS YOU LIKE IT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“BLACK COMEDY” 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.
FIRST SATURDAY CONTRADANCE, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, Wild Asparagus with George Marshall, David Cantieni, Becky Tracy, Ann Percival and guests. 8 to 8:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., contradance. $10, $8 for students. www.guidingstargrange.org.
JONES LIBRARY, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Films for the family almost every Saturday at 2 p.m. This summer’s movies are inspired by the Adult Summer Reading Club theme, “Literary Elements.” All films in the series are based on books. All films rated PG or PG-13. For specific titles, call 259-3096 or pick up a program at the desk.
Fourth of July
GREENFIELD’S INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION. (Rain date, Sunday) 4 to 10:30 p.m., Beacon Field, Greenfield. 4 to 5:30 p.m., mixed music; 5:30 to 6, Tucker Connelly, independent pop; 6:15 to 7 p.m., Wild Bill & the Flying Sparks, roots rock and country; 7:10 to 7:15 p.m., Fortin Family Award; 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Zydeco Connection, sounds and infectious rhythms of Zydeco from Louisiana; 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Greenfield Military Band; 9:30 p.m., National Anthem, sung by Jennie McAvoy; 9:35 p.m., fireworks. The fireworks are paid for with donations. Donations are being gathered in local businesses and at town intersections. They may also be sent to: Greenfield Recreation Fireworks Fund, 20 Sanderson St., Greenfield, MA 01301. For more information, call 413-772-1553 or go online to www.greenfieldrecreation.com.
SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 20 School St., Sunderland: Ice Cream Inventors. 2 to 3 p.m. Teens and tweens entering grades 5 to 12 can design their own custom ice cream flavor with the supplies provided. Enter into a taste-testing contest with a panel of judges. Registration required by calling 665-2642. Free.
WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately: Mister G concert and CD release show. 11 a.m. He is releasing his new CD, “The Bossy E” which celebrates a love for books, libraries, learning and creativity. Spanning genres from surf rock to bluegrass, to funk and world music, “The Bossy E” also features Grammy-award winning saxophonist Charles Neville, Senegalese superstar Massamba Diop and vocals and banjo by Rani Arbo. Outside. In case of rain, the concert will move indoors. Free. 665-2170.
CAMERON’S WINERY, 766 Swanzey Road, Swanzey, N.H. Summer concert series and summer events continue. Tonight: 6 to 8 p.m.: Corey Knapp in concert. Classic rock, country. Reception for artist Leni Gaudet, Pastels and Animal Portraits from 6 to 8 p.m.
CHERYL WHEELER, singer/songwriter, brings her wit and wisdom to Institute for the Musical Arts’ Big Barn, 165 Cape St., Goshen. 7 p.m. At once poetic folkster and savagely funny and social critic, it is her engaging live performances that have won her an enduring audience over an active touring career spanning 30 plus years and 13 albums, say promoters. $25 advance, $28 at the door. Tickets available at www.ima.org.
MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS presents Jazz and Jollity, a crossover program blending classical and jazz chamber compositions by Richard Strauss, Gershwin, Bach, Telemann, Tarrega and John Clark. 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Performing: Masako Yanagita, violin; Salvatore Macchia, bass; Estela Olevsky, piano; John Clark, horn; Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon; Douglas Yates, clarinet; and Freddie Bryant , guitar. Tickets $15 to $20. 625-9511, www.mohawktrailconcerts.org. See Joseph Marcello’s Encores & Curtain Calls column Page D4.
“A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA” at Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum, 130 River Dr., Route 47, Hadley. Seatings at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. On the museum’s back veranda. Local musicians will perform while guests sip tea and sample pastries. Today: Pete McLean and Mike Ingram. Western swing, traditional country and Americana. Saturdays through Aug. 30.
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: Open Hearth cooking demonstrations. “Hot Weather, Cold Hearth.” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hall Tavern Kitchen. Learn how people in early New England kept cool during the hot summer and how they preserved summer produce. Our open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages including switchel and lemonade. Repeats July 12, 19, 26. Included with general admission. Admission $14 adults 18 and older; $5 children 6 to 17; free for children under six and Deerfield residents. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org.
“ALL WASHED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO” presented by New England Youth Theatre’s Junior Melodramas. 1 and 7 p.m. Repeats Sunday at noon. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. A rag-tag group of performers is at the end of the line. Bookings are down and ticket sales dwindling. They have one final shot to prove to the audience that live performance matters. $8. 802-246-6398 Ext. 114, www.neyt.org.
“AS YOU LIKE IT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“BLACK COMEDY” concludes, see Thursday’s listing.
“CINDERELLA” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
“FAMILY SECRETS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“FOUND A PEANUT” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“JULIUS CAESAR” presented by Shakespeare & Co. Lenox. 3 p.m. Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” offers a remarkably accurate reflection of what actually occurred during the reign of Caesar. Tickets $10 to $60. 637-3353. Through Aug. 30
“MADAGASCAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.
“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.
“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues. 8:30 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
“THEADORA AND THE GOLDEN APPLE” presented by New England Youth Theatre’s Junior Melodramas. 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. 3 and 5 p.m. Theodora, a young servant girl in King Eggbert’s palace, has never understood why people always call her “troublesome’! After all, it was only an accident that she discovered how to speak to animals. Repeats Sunday at 2 p.m. $8. 802-246-6398, www.neyt.org.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Ray Mason. 2:30 p.m. Called the Godfather of the New England music scene. He tells stories in his songs and has given more sage advice to young musicians that anyone can possibly imagine. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
MUSEUM OF OUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE, 2 Mead St., Greenfield, will host its annual Summer Celebration: Fiddle Fest with Donna Hebert and Friends. 1 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Newell-Snow factory on the Green River near downtown Greenfield. Fiddle entertainment under the tent led by Hebert, a renowned western Massachusetts fiddler. The program features Celtic aires and waltzes from Quebec, performed by Hebert’s trio Mist Covered Mountains. Fiddle students will take the stage and there will be a fiddle jam for all comers. Visitors can take a guided walk along the Green River to the Wiley-Russell dam and visit the museum’s new exhibit for 2014, “Rags to Riches,” the story of Franklin County’s paper industry. Demonstrations, hands-on activities, including paper making. Refreshments. Rain or shine. Free. www.industrialhistory.org.
OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON concert Series opens for its 65th season. 3 p.m. Music room of Memorial Hall Museum, 8 Memorial St., Old Deerfield. Julia Bady, piano, and Kathleen Shimeta, soprano in a program titled “America: Poets, Patriotism, Politics and Life” with works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, John Denver and others. $10, $5 students and seniors. For more information call 774-3768 Ext. 10. www.deerfield-ma.org.
“ALL WASHED UP” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
“FAMILY SECRETS” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
“MADAGASCAR” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.
“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues at 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.
“THEADORA AND THE GOLDEN APPLE” concludes. See Saturday’s listing.
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.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Moments Notice. 8 p.m. Jazz quartet based in Western Massachusetts. Dick Poccia, sax, Karl Rausch, guitar, Mark Dunlap, bass and Bill Matthews, drums. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC, Nelson, N.H. presents the Young Aritsts Fellowship concert. Music by Haydn, Puccini, Gershwin and Shostakovich. 7:30 p.m. In the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn on the campus. $30. 603-847-3371, 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.
PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY SUMMER SINGS continue at Most Holy Redeemer Parish Hall, 122 Russell St., Hadley. 7 p.m. Conducted by PVS Music Director Paul Phillips and PVS Chorus Director Jonathan Harvey. Tonight: Gloria, Antonio Vivaldi, and Zadok the Priest, by G.f. Handel. $10 at the door.
MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Marina Evans. 8 p.m. She combines strong, sultry vocals with unusual melodies and clever, edgy lyrics into a sound entirely her own. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, email@example.com.
“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues. 3 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“HARD DAY’S NIGHT” repeats. See Sunday’s listing.
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 email@example.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 July.
SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND CONCERT at the Band Shell at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School. 7 p.m. Free.
WEDNESDAY FOLK TRADITIONS at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Dr., Hadley continues. 6:30 p.m. Tonight: Zydeco Connection performs irresistible sounds and infectious driving rhythms of rural Louisiana Zydeco. 6:30 p.m. In the Sunken Garden. $10, $2 children 16 and under. Picnickers welcome on the grounds beginning at 5 p.m. www.pphmuseum.org.
CHARLEMONT FORUM, fifth annual, Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main St., 7 p.m. Gerald Friedman, a political economist and professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, will lay out the dramatic shift in American income levels since the 1970s. There will be another forum with a different speaker on July 29. For more information, contact: Peter J. Purdy, 413-339-4301
“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Saturday’s listing.
“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” continues at 5:30 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.
“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues at 8 p.m. See Saturday’s listing.