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Neighbors: This week filled with events and activities

Hello neighbor.

I have so much to tell you about today, so I’m just going to get to it.

WISHING WILES WE WORK Relay for Life Team will hold a spaghetti, sausage and homemade meatballs dinner on Wednesday at the Moose Family Center, 20 School St. in Greenfield at 6 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and under. There will be raffles and a 50-50 drawing also. Tickets will be sold at the door.

BRIAN CHAFFEE AND THE PLAYERS will perform a free, all-ages concert on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Friendly Town Live, the new concert series on the bandstand in Butterfield Park on East River Street in Orange. Refreshments will be on sale at the event. For more information, visit:

DON’T FORGET ABOUT MOSAIC, an evening of great music for three great causes, which will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Arts Block in Greenfield. Proceeds from the event, which will feature performances by ReBelle, Seth Glier, Mitch Chakour, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Russell Kaback, will go to the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, REACH Early Intervention and The Academy of Early Learning.

The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets and information are at: Also call 413-774-1050.

NORTH QUABBIN COMMUNITY GARDEN’S Steering Committee invites local gardeners and would-be gardeners to the garden on Holtshire Road in Orange on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of planting to prepare for a summer of gardening.

Plots are available on first-come, first-served basis, so make your reservation early.

For more information, contact Kristin Grenier at 978-248-2043 or:

OUR NEIGHBOR WILSON ROBERTS of Greenfield will be signing a couple of his latest books, “All That Endures” and “Murder in Coral Bay: A Tale of St. John,” at World Eye Bookshop on Main Street in Greenfield on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS will sponsor its annual Food Drive on Saturday in conjunction with the Postal Service, so put those nonperishable food items out by your mailbox on Saturday and carriers will pick them up for distribution to the food pantries in Franklin County. Fill a bag and feed a family. Let’s all help stamp out hunger.

TRINITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Northfield will hold a tag, bake and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be all sorts of items for sale, including tasty treats and plants. The church is at 147 Main St.

THERE’S A HIKE HEADING TO the summit of Mount Grace beginning from Oscar Ohlson Memorial Field in Warwick on Saturday at 10 a.m. Bring snacks, bug repellent, proper footwear and poles, if you need them. The hike is part of the Ned Green Scholarship — you may make a donation, though not required. Inclement weather will cancel the event.

For more information about where to send donations, contact Clare Green at 978-544-7421. You may also visit:

THERE WILL BE A MOTHER’S DAY Relay for Life plant sale fundraiser held by Team 111 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Dwight family and friends) on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the team sells all of its hanging plants and mixed baskets. The sale will be at the Country Corner Store, 44 Church St. in Bernardston.

For more information or to make arrangements for pickup, call Jean at 413-773-8278.

CHIEF JOHN F. SKROSKI MEMORIAL WIFFLE BALL TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at 128 Christian Lane in Whately. The cost is $15 per player and all proceeds will go to scholarships for Frontier and Hampshire Regional students.

To register, call Chris at 413-265-1668 or email him at:

UNITED CHURCH OF BERNARDSTON (Route 10) Second Saturday Roast Beef Supper will be held Saturday with seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. The all-you-can-eat dinner, with all the fixings and dessert, is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations for seating time may be made at 413-695-9139. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seated as space allows. Take-out meals will be available.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLORE some local geology and natural history on Saturday with Richard Little, Dave Small, Steve Winters and Nancy Goodman? They will be meeting at Greenfield Community College’s Sloan Theater in Greenfield at 9 a.m. to make a brief presentation. Then, they’ll be leaving from there for the tour of the GCC campus, Sachems Run Trail in Highland Park and Poet’s Seat, as well as French King Bridge to Dorsey Road and Millers Falls. The event is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, email Richard at:

AMANDLA CHORUS WILL COLLABORATE WITH Diane Sanabria, who won fame as the first and only woman ever to win the prestigious Newfane, Vt., Banjo Competition, on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Helen Hills Chapel in Northampton. The concert will benefit three local agricultural organizations and their food security programs (Just Roots in Greenfield, Pleasant Street Community Garden and Grow Food Northampton). Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. They can be purchased at the door, as well as World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, Broadside Bookshop in Northampton and Cup and Top in Florence.

HERE’S A HEADS-UP: The first Marshall Aronstam Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament four-person scramble will be held June 14 at Hickory Ridge Golf Club with dinner, dancing, raffles, prizes and awards at the South Deerfield Polish Club after the tournament. The field is limited to the first 22 paid foursomes.

Organizers are currently looking for hole sponsors, so please contact Dan Carmody at 413-665-3442 if you are interested.

OUR NEIGHBOR RICHARD KINNER is looking for a ride to the Smith Vocational School annual meeting and banquet this afternoon at 5 p.m. You can call him at 413-773-8493 if you are headed that way and willing to pick him up in Greenfield.

OUR NEIGHBOR JAMES YOUNG in Shelburne Falls would like to tell you a little about the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their sacrifices. A World War II veteran, James just returned from Washington, D.C., where he said he had the time of his life. He said the trip is paid by Honor Flight, which flies veterans to D.C. to visit and reflect at the memorials.

For more information, call James at 413-625-2864 or visit:

ATTENTION TO ALL: When you send me a notice or announcement for Neighbors, please include ALL of the information you want printed, including place, time and town where the event is happening, or I will not be able to publish your piece. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

To contact Anita Fritz, a staff reporter at The Recorder, send an email to: or call 413-772-0261, ext. 280. You can also reach Anita on Facebook at Anita’s Neighbors. Information to be included in Neighbors may also be sent to: up to noon two days before you want it to run.

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