Community Bulletin Board

Talk of the Towns, April 17

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ashfield Al-Anon meeting Mondays: The weekly 7:30 p.m. Monday meetings of Al-Anon takes place at 469 Main St., opposite St. John’s Church. Athol ‘Celebrate Recovery’: “Celebrate Recovery,” a 12-step program open to all seeking freedom from hurts, hang-ups and habits. The program meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., New Testament Church, 500 Main St. For further information, call Mike M. at 978-249-3024. Colrain Community Clothes Closet: Clean and gently used clothing available … 0

Montague Public Libraries, April 17

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Art-To-Go: Individually packaged art projects for home use available at Carnegie Library during school vacation week, April 18 to 25. Holiday Closing: Carnegie and Montague Center libraries will be closed Monday for Patriots Day. Monday Evening Story Time: Monday evenings weekly at the Montague Center Library from 6:30 to 7. Young children of all ages and their families are invited to stories, music … 0

Montague Parks & Recreation, April 16

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

10th Annual Peter Cottontail’s EGGstravaganza: This event will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. sharp at Unity Park, Turners Falls. Children, age 4 to 12, are invited to take part in this community tradition. Pictures with Peter Cottontail, raffles and, of course, the Egg Hunt with 5,000 candy and toy-filled eggs. Participants must bring their own basket/bag for the eggs. Montague Parks … 0

Talk of the Towns, April 16

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ashfield MotherWoman support group: MotherWoman, a support group for new mothers, meets on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. John’s Corner, 469 Main St. This group, under the joint sponsorship of It Takes a Village and St. John’s Episcopal Church, meets each Monday, except on school … 0

Greenfield Recreation Notebook, April 15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Season Pass: Purchase or renew your season pass to the Green River Swimming & Recreation Area by May 1 to receive the early bird special of four free guest passes and a coupon for a free ice cream! Spring Bike Tune Up Class: This do-it-yourself bike workshop will … 0

Talk of the Towns, April 15

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Athol ACOA Al-Anon: ACOA Al-Anon is for adults raised by alcoholic caretakers/parents. Meets Saturdays, 10 a.m., Athol Hospital’s conference room. Bernardston Playgroup: Playgroup on Thursday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Bernardston Elementary School. Thursday’s schedule follows the PVRSD school calendar. Creative playtime for families with children, infant to pre-school … 0

Talk of the Towns, April 14

Monday, April 13, 2015

Amherst UMass Visiting Writers Series: The University of Massachusetts Visiting Writers Series will host Claire Messud reading on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the UMass campus. Messud is the author of “The Woman Upstairs” and “The Emperor’s Children,” a New York Times, Los Angeles Times … 0

YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, April 14

Monday, April 13, 2015

Exercise Class Open House: From April 17 to 19, the Y will present the ‘spring routines’ from the national group exercise company the Y contracts to provide top quality routines with professionally mixed music for many of its classes. The following classes are free and open for all … 0

Talk of the Towns, April 13

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bernardston Conversational French Group: Cushman Library, 28 Church St., will host its first Casual Conversational French Group, Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. Whether fluent in French, or just learning, you are welcome to come by and speak in this language with others. Interested in participating? Send an email … 0

Greenfield Public Library Notebook: April 13

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunshine Story Time: Every Monday at 10 a.m., Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. For further information contact Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5. Writers’ Lunch: The LeVanway Meeting Room is open on Monday to Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., … 0

Town meetings, week of April 13 to 17

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology Committee: Thursday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Agricultural Commission: Tuesday 7:30 p.m. in … 0

Montague Libraries Notebook, April 10

Friday, April 10, 2015

Animal ABC’s: Antlered Animals, Beaver, Coyote Saturday, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Carnegie Library with naturalist/educator Dawn Marvin Ward. A hands-on nature program designed for families with children up to fourth grade. See teeth, skulls and tracks of these animals up close and learn more about them. Free Computer Help: … 0

Talk of the Towns, April 10

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Amherst Activist Crowe at UMass: Peace activist and pacifist Frances Crowe will present a lecture, “50 Years of Working for Justice and Peace in the Valley,” Monday, 4 p.m. in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall at the University of Massachusetts. The lecture is free and open to … 0