Arts & Entertainment calendar: July 10 -16

  • Adam Caron photo<br/>A blindfolded player takes a swing when prompted by his teammates at the Chesbro Challenge in Conway Thursday.

    Adam Caron photo
    A blindfolded player takes a swing when prompted by his teammates at the Chesbro Challenge in Conway Thursday.

  • Adam Caron photo<br/>A blindfolded player takes a swing when prompted by his teammates at the Chesbro Challenge in Conway Thursday.

Thursday 10

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: Dave Houghton’s Hootenanny! Houghton of Fancy Trash performs and hosts. 8 p.m. Free. Houghton explores new ways to bring out the folk for his anti-folk. Please tip the musicians. 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. ∎ “Fizz, Boom, Fun!” 3:30 p.m. As part of the Summer Reading Program, local educator Donna Rivers will present a hands-on science and craft activity for kids ages 6 to 10.

Literary

BOSWELL’S BOOKS, Shelburne Falls. 6:30 p.m. Local radio talk show host and author Bill Newman will discuss his new book, “When the War Came Home.” His book discusses the accomplishments and failures of the anti-war movement of the 1960s and 1970s and the impact of the anti-Vietnam war movement on social movements such as LGBT, environmental and anti-war movements that followed. What was its lasting legacy? Newman will speak, answer questions and sign copies of his books, which will be available for purchase. Free. 625-9362.

Music

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield: 7:30 p.m. Thursday Night Jazz with Oakland Stroke. Tower of Power Tribute featuring vocalist Donna Lee DePrille. 15-piece band. Free. 774-0150, www.theartsblock.com, info@theartsblock.com.

COOP CONCERT at The Station, Greenfield Energy Park, 50 Miles St., Greenfield. 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled performers (subject to change): Jennie McAvoy and Strawberry Afternoon. 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.

FRENCH PRESS will perform traditional Quebecois, Breton and French Music for fiddle, accordion, guitar and banjo. Cynthia Thomas, fiddle; Doug Feeney, fretted instruments, Craig Hollingsworth, accordion. 7 to 8 p.m. Leverett Library’s Music on the Patio Music Series, 73 Montague Road, Leverett. Free. Bring your own chair. 548-9220.

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.

NORTH QUABBIN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 7:30 p.m. Beth Logan Raffeld and Molly Flannery. Cool Jazz. “Both Sides Now: American Songbook Old & New.”

PATTY AND THE CAKES perform jazz, R&B, blues, Americana and originals. 8 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro, Vt.

SUMMER PATIO SERIES at Chandler’s, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. Music every Thursday at 6 p.m. Tonight: Tom Carroll. An entertaining and energetic mix of acoustic classics and modern hits. 665-1277, chandlers.yankeecandle.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

HISTORIC DEERFIELD’S SUMMER LECTURE Series “To Explore the World with Beauty: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America,” will look at the Arts & Crafts Movement and its influence on the decorative arts of North America. 7:30 p.m. Garonzik Auditorium in the Koch Science Center on the Deerfield Academy campus. Continues July 17 and 24. Tonight: “Arts and Crafts in Chicago: A Bridge to the Future,” Judith Barter, Field McCormick Curator of American Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. Free. 775-7214, historic-deerfield.org.

Theater

“ANNAPURNA” presented by Chester Theatre Co., Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; matinees Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Comic and gripping duet on the persistence of love. Twenty years ago, Emma walked out on Ulysses, her cowboy-poet husband. Now, hearing he’s in dire straights, she tracks him down to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado. $30 weekday, $35 weekend. Through July 20. 800-595-4TIX, www.chestertheatre.org.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” presented by the Apron Theater Co. and Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney, Vt. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday through July 19 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 13. Portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest — and absolute worst. $12 general admission. 802-387-0071, www.nextstagearts.org.July 13

“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.

“JULIUS CAESAR” presented by Shakespeare & Co. Lenox. 8:30 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

“HAMLET: A RESTLESS WORK” presented by New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, Vt. Witness the unraveling of a kingdom — up close and cut to the bone. Ticket holders will follow NEYT senior company actors throughout the rooms, halls and grounds of the building for an extraordinarily absorbing and intensely personal experience. 7 p.m. Continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $10, $8 seniors and students. 802-246-6398, www.neyt.org.

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” performed by the Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, N.H. Peterborough, N.H. Wednesday through Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday at 4 p.m.; Tuesday at 7 p.m. the play follows long-married Barney Cashman as he crashes through a mid-life crisis of his own devising. Neil Simon. $37, $39. Rated PG-13. 603-924-7585, www.peterboroughplayers.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.

Friday 11

Coffeehouse

GREAT FALLS COFFEEHOUSE, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 7 p.m. Tim Van Egmond will weave together songs, tunes and tales, from the rib-tickling to the spine-tingling to the heartwarming. Doors open at 6:30. Suggested sliding-scale donation, $6 to $12; free for children. 863-3221, greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.

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. Contradancing with music by Becky Hollingsworth, piano; Kevin Blanchard, mandolin, whistles, Steve Howland, fiddle; and Eric Buddington, fiddle. 8 to 11 p.m. Caller Ron Blechner teaches and calls the contras and hosts. Partners, special costumery and dance experience not required. Admission is in the form of self determined, free will contributions (a.k.a. the Honor System) with $10 or barter equivalent suggested.

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.

Music

BUCKLEY CHAMBER PLAYERS perform music of CPE Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. 8 p.m. Buckley Recital, Arms Music Center, Amherst College. Free. 542-2199.

DEERFIELD RECREATION DEPARTMENT Concerts on the Common. 6:30 to 8 p.m. South Deerfield Town Common. Larry Berger and the Electric Fence performs blues, rock and original tunes. Rain site: Deerfield Town Hall.

THE GRACE KELLY QUINTET featuring celebrated jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly will perform at UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. 8 p.m. Tickets $15 and $25; Five College and GCC students, and youth 17 and under $10. 545-2511, 800-999-UMAS or fineartscenter.com.

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS open rehearsal at 7 p.m. Featuring soprano Lucy Shelton and pianist Gilbert Kalish. Winner of two Naumburg Awards, Shelton is an avid chamber musician and has been a guest artist with ensembles such as the Emerson and Guarneri Quartets, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and countless others, in addition to participation in numerous festivals, including the Aspen, Santa Fe and Tanglewood. She is on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center and the Manhattan School of Music. In a program entitled “Drama and Dreams,” Shelton will sing Kalish dream songs by Elliott Carter to the poem “Voyages of Hart Crane,” reflections on the Civil War by Steven Foster and the rarely heard “Mists” by Charles Ives. The epic drama of Tennyson’s powerful poem “Enoch Arden,” set for speaker and piano by Richard Strauss, concludes the program with Shelton narrating and Estela Olevsky as collaborative pianist. Friday’s free open rehearsal is at 7 p.m. The concert Saturday is at 7:30 p.m. Both are at Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Concert tickets are $20; $18 students and seniors.

OPEN MUSIC JAM at North Hall Arts Festival, 40 Searle Road, Huntington. 7 p.m. Instrumentalists and vocalists: folk, jazz, blues, classical, country. Performers determine format. Wheelchair accessible; air conditioned hall. Free. 667-5543, www.northhallhuntington.org.

ORANGE COMMUNITY BAND Children’s Night concert. 7:30 p.m. Butterfield Park, Orange.

Potpourri

NO STRINGS MARIONETTE CO. performs its newest show “Bully for the Three Little Pigs.” 10:30 a.m. Peskeomskut Park, across from Carnegie Library, Avenue A. A cast of hand crafted marionettes will provide a feast for the eyes, ears and imagination of children of all ages and their families. In case of rain, the show will take place in the library.

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. Through Oct. 24.

TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL, five-class reunion. St Kazimerz, Avenue A and 7th St., Turners Falls. 6:30 p.m. to ? Informal gathering of TFHS classes of 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and other raffles, dancing with music by the Tommy Fuentes Band, made up of many Class of 1974 musicians. $3 per person, $5 per couple. Class of 1974, free. Class of 1974 events include a picnic Saturday at Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club, 2 to 9 p.m.; departure party Sunday at 36 High St., Turners Falls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Karen at 863-0265.

Theater

“ANNAPURNA” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” presented by Ja’Duke. 7 p.m. Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Continues Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Through July 20. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman and his five daughters The fiddler animates this story, playing in classics like “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker.” Winner of eight Tony awards and multiple Drama Desk awards, the show has been an international blockbuster since opening in 1964. $12 general, $10 for 65 and older and 12 and under. www.jaduke.com.

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

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues at 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

“HAMLET: A RESTLESS WORK” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDGE,” a comedy presented by Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Sturbridge. Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Through Aug. 3. Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors 65 and older, $8 students 12 and younger. For information and reservations, call 508-347-9005, www.stageloft.com.

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” presented by Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. 5:30 p.m. 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. . Through Aug. 23.

Saturday 12

Dance

SECOND SATURDAY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE in Whately. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live music. Beginner friendly. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes to protect dance floor. For more information, call 665-0484.

TOPHILL MUSIC CONTRADANCE PARTY, Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. 8 to 11:30 p.m. Featuring varied bands and callers. All are welcome. $10. 413-773-1671, tophillmusic@aol.com.

Libraries

JONES LIBRARY, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Star Wars Symposium presented by the library’s Children’s Department. 2 p.m. In the Woodbury Room. Suitable for ages 5 to adult. Families welcome. Led by Peter Struzziero and will include a character ID game, costume contest, videos of how Star Wars is part of our mainstream culture and trivia game. No registration necessary. 259-3091.

Literary

WORLD EYE BOOKSHOP, 156 Main St., Greenfield: Robert Kracauer, author of the children’s book, “The Elephant Boy’s Dilemma” will sign books and answer questions. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 772-2168.

Music

“A PERFECT SPOT OF TEA” at Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum, 130 River Drive, 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: Show of Cards, alternative folk-rock trio. Singer-songwriter Karen Cardozo, lead guitarist Mike Cardozo, bassist Garrett Sawyer of the Gaslight Tinkers and drummer Joe Fitzpatrick of Trailer Park perform throughout western Massachusetts, promoting its newest release, “Something Better.” Saturdays through Aug. 30.

CAMERON’S WINERY, 766 Swanzey Road, Swanzey, N.H. Summer concert series and summer events continue. Tonight: 6 to 8 p.m.: April Cushman and Barret Salzman in concert. Reception for artist Leni Gaudet, pastels and animal portraits.

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL, 28th annual. Saturday and Sunday, three stages of world-class music, artisan crafts and food, hot air balloon launches and more. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield. The festival completely sold out Wednesday. Gates open at noon each day. Parking lot opens at 11 a.m. Hot-air balloon launches at GCC are scheduled for approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 6 a.m. on Sunday. There will also be a Balloon Glow (balloons illuminated) on Saturday night, around 9. There is no charge to come onto the GCC campus and watch the early-morning balloon launches. For more information about the festival, see our cover story, Page D1, and Sheryl Hunter’s Sounds Local column, page D5. Also, 413-665-4036, www.greenriverfestival.com

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS with soprano Lucy Shelton and pianist Gilbert Kalish. 7:30 p.m. Federated Church, Route 2, Charlemont. Tickets $20, $18 students and seniors. See Friday’s listing.

NORTH QUABBIN Center for the Performing Arts, 26 South Main St., on the common of New Salem. 7:30 p.m. Moonlight & Morning Star in concert with Miro Sprauge, their son, on piano. Soul, gospel and blues. $15. For more information: info@1794meetinghouse.org.

PUSHKIN, Main and Federal streets, Greenfield: 8 p.m. Jazz + Plus with Juke Joint Jazz and Carolyn Walker. Series with Juke Joint Jazz playing original, hard-driving arrangements of the classic jazz repertoire. Waker mergers her classical music training with her love of popular music to create songs that are thoughtful and sincere. $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

SALLY TOGNARELLI, Orlen and Gabriel and Bruce King perform at Manhan Cafe, 88 Cottage St., Easthampton.

VILLAGE LYCEUM, First Congregational Parish, Unitarian, Petersham. 2 p.m. Worcester Chamber Music Society in a VOC, a “Very Open Rehearsal.” For more information contact Genevieve Fraser at 978-544-1872.

Potpourri

ARTS BLOCK, 289 Main St., Greenfield. The Happier Valley Comedy Show presents all-new, spontaneously created comic theater. The Ha-Ha’s and special guest Boston’s Unscripted Musical Project (B.U.M.P.) Fully improvised one-act musical. $10 advance, $13 at the door. www.theartsbloci.com, 774-0150, info@theartsblock.com.

CHESBRO CHALLENGE, Town Ball Field, Conway. Starts at noon. Participate in the challenge as part of a team or just go to watch as your friends and neighbors take swings at all sorts of “balls” with all sorts of “bats.” Whacky fun is promised. This is a fundraiser by the committee that is planning the town’s 250th anniversary celebration. Here is the schedule: 11:45 a.m., teams assemble on the field; noon, National Anthem & “Fly Over”; 12:30 to 5:45, the competitions, including the championship game at 5:15.; 6 p.m., Trophy Ceremony, final contests, 50/50 Raffle Drawing. (Note: all times are estimates.) Free admission. Lefty’s Brewing Co. will host a beer tent. There will be food vendors and activities for the kids.

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 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.xx

NORTHFIELD HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour is self-guided with 10 stops to explore historic Northfield houses and unique gardens. Tickets may only be purchased on the day of the tour at the Northfield Historical Society Museum at 13 Pine St., beginning at 10 a.m. and sold until 2 p.m. Tickets and tour map $15 or two for $25. Proceeds benefit the Northfield Historical Society.

ROWE OLD HOME DAYS, 10 a.m. Parade with floats, vintage cars and more, from Pelham Lake causeway to Town Hall, followed by band concerts, church auction, fun and games for kids. The chicken barbecue at 5 p.m. will be followed by fireworks display at Pelham Lake Park. 413-339-8686

SPINZONE PLUS, LLC grand re-opening event. Noon to 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Plaza, Orange. Learn how to set yourself up on a bike, drawings for free classes,, free 50 minute introduction to cycling session.

TULLY LAKE CAMPGROUND, 25 Doane Hill Rd., Royalston. * 10 a.m. Ponding at Tully. See what the net scoops up at the Tully Lake. *8 to 9:30 p.m. Full moon owl prowl. . Enjoy an evening walk to explore the world of Massachusetts’ winged nocturnal predators. Listen for and possibly see some of the species who make Tully Lake their home. Trustees of Reservations members free; non-members $5 for both programs. For information or RSVP call 978-249-4957, tullylakecampground@ttor.org.

Speakers

HISTORIC DEERFIELD: Early New England House Joinery Symposium. 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Garonzik Auditorium, Koch Science Center, Deerfield Academy campus. the work of 18th century house joiners, including their workshops, tools and the trade, from framing to finish will be the focus. Featuring notable speakers on the topic of early building trades. 775-7179.

Theater

“ANNAPURNA” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“HAMLET: A RESTLESS WORK” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

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

“PIRATE AND PRINCESS PARADE” performed by Ja’Duke. 11 a.m. Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Join all your favorite princesses, pirates and other beloved characters in this audience interactive show. Repeats July 19, 26, Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. $10 general admission; 65 and older and 12 and under $8. For tickets go to www.jaduke.com or at the door.

“THE SERVANT HAS TWO MASTERS” continues. See Friday’s listing.

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

Sunday 13

Films

“RIO 2” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” concludes at the Northfield Drive-In. See Friday’s listing.

Music

CALVIN THEATER, 19 King St., Northampton. 8 p.m. Gordon Lightfood: 50 Years ON the Carefree Highway Tour.. $35, $45, $55. www.iheg.com.

GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL concludes. See Saturday’s listing.

THE LONESOME BROTHERS perform a concert in the new town park in West Dover, Vt. 1 to 3 p.m. The group play their own style of down home hick rock, with seven albums of original music to their name. Jim Armenti on guitar, Ray Mason on bass and Tom Shea on drums. In case of rain, the concert will take place next door at OMT Billiards parlor. 802-464-5100.

NORTH QUABBIN’S CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 26 South Main St., New Salem. 4 p.m. Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. Alternative country/folk. info@1794meetinghouse.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. Featured performer will be pianist Ken Forfia. All Beethoven recital. $10, $5 students and seniors. For more information call 774-3768 Ext. 10. www.deerfield-ma.org.

SEVENARS ACADEMY, Route 112 at Ireland St., South Worthington. 4 p.m. Traditional family concert. The Schrade/James Family musicians are considered unique among musical families. Three generations have attracted audiences through recitals, chamber music, orchestral appearances, radio and television programs, including a Lifetime broadcast, and several highly praised CD recordings. $20 donation at the door. Refreshments. 238-5854, www.sevenars.org.

TWILIGHT ON THE LAWN, Putney Tavern lawn, downtown Putney, Vt. presents Beaucopu Blue. Americana and acoustic blues music by the Philadelphia-based father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry. 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

BUCKLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 20 Upper St., Buckland, and the Wilder Homestead, 129 Route 112, Buckland, will have open houses. 2 to 4 p.m. the museum, a former school house now houses three floors of artifacts and town records. The homestead, a furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn loom, and a shoemaker shop.

GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 2 to 4 p.m. Water under the bridge canal-side bike tour. Leisurely two hour bike tour along the canal-side bike path that highlights the history of bridges in Turners Falls and Montague City. Bring your bike, water, bug spray, helmet and sun block. Meet at the main entrance to the center. 863-3221, www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org.

Theater

“ANNAPURNA” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” continues. See Saturday’s listing.

“HAMLET: A RESTLESS WORK” concludes. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“KISS THE BRIDE” continues. See Friday’s listing.

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“SHAKESPEARE’S WILL” continues at 4 p.m. See Friday’s listing.

Monday 14

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.

WHATELY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 218 Chestnut Plain Rd., Whately. Old Country Road performs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Part of the library’s Summer Concert Series.

Theater

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

MONTAGUE COMMUNITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, Peskeompskut Park, Avenue A, 7 St., Turners Falls, 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Bring a picnic supper, blankets and lawn chairs.

Tuesday 15

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.

Literary

GREENFIELD SPOKEN WORD, 9 Mill St., Greenfield. Doors open at 7 p.m., open mic at 7:30 . Ten five-minute open mic slots plus featured writers for 20-25 minutes. Book signing and selling of local writers’ works. $1 to $5 sliding scale donation. Every third Tuesday of the month.

Music

APPLE HILL CENTER FOR CHAMBER MUSIC, Nelson, N.H.., in the Louise Shonk Kelly Concert Barn. 7:30 p.m. Works by Clarke, Penderecki and Schoenfield played by summer session No. 3 faculty. $30, $15 students. 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.

Speakers

RIVER WALK: Tales of Rock and Sturgeon. Join the Connecticut River Watershed Council at 6 p.m. for an evening with geologist Steve Winters and international sturgeon expert Boyd Kynard. Meet in the parking lot of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Bring your own dinner or snacks to share at second site (optional). Wear proper footwear and ability to traverse rocky and uneven terrain. Heavy rain cancels. Registration preferred but not required. Contact Andrea Donlon at 772-2020 ext. 205 or adonlon@ctriver.org.

Theater

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues at 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.

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

Wednesday 16

Coffeehouse

MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Liz Queler and Seth Farber. 8 p.m. The members of this husband and wife duo are lifelong professional musicians who grew up in the business. Eclectic folk/rock, Americana and bluegrass style. Admission free; please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com.

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

CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls. 2 p.m. Join artist Amy Podlenski for the first program in the series: Basic Jewelry making. For ages 10 to adult. For more information, call 863-3214.

GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ∎ Summer Camp Story Time. 10 a.m. Kay Lyons will hold a story time for summer camps, homeschooling groups and other groups. 772-1544 Ext. 5. ∎ 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 July.

Music

MONTAGUE BOOKMILL, 440 Greenfield Road, Montague. Annalivia performs folks and roots music. 8 p.m. $15 general, $10 students, seniors, children. 367-9206, www.montaguebookmill.com.

SHELBURNE FALLS MILITARY BAND performs in concert. 7 p.m. Mary Lyon Church, Upper Street, Buckland. Hot dogs and hamburgers available at 6 p.m.

WATERMELON WEDNESDAYS, Whately Chapel, near the intersection of Conway and Williamsburg roads. All shows begin at 7.30 p.m. Buying tickets advance online highly recommended. This Wednesday: Mike Barnett, Jake Tolliff, Tony Trischka. “This summer,” says series organizer Paul Newlin, “I’m featuring two trios of what I call the stringband renaissance, groups that play traditional tunes in a style that respects those traditions (bluegrass, oldtime, contra, etc.) while extending them. Tony is one of the leaders of this ‘movement’ and is recognized as one of the top banjo artists in the country. The more junior members of this trio, Mike and Jake, are no less accomplished on their instruments, fiddle and mandolin respectively. Mike has been touring with Dave Grisman, and Jake plays with Joy Kills Sorrow.” $20. www.watermelonwednesdays.com.

WEDNESDAY FOLK TRADITIONS at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Dr., Hadley continues. 6:30 p.m. Annual Horace Clarence Boyer Memorial Gospel performance featuring The Women of Faith Ensemble of Springfield. In the Sunken Garden. $10, $2 children 16 and under. Picnickers welcome on the grounds beginning at 5 p.m. www.pphmuseum.org.

Potpourri

IMAGES OF QUABBIN PAST, Friends of Quabbin President Gene Theroux provides an introduction and summary of the videos produced for the 75th Year of Remembrance Ball, including an early motion picture of the Enfield Centennial Celebration from 1916. 7 p.m. Shown at the Swift River Valley Historical Society Museum, 40 Elm St., New Salem. www.swiftrivermuseum.org. 978-544-6882

Theater

“ANNAPURNA” continues. See Thursday’s listing.

“JULIUS CAESAR” continues at 8:30 p.m.. See Thursday’s listing.

“LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” continues. See Thursday’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.

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