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Neighbors: Lots of indoor fun this weekend

Hello, neighbor.

Temperatures are rising — they’re supposed to get up into the 40s and 50s through Monday — but it doesn’t look like the weather is going to be great over the weekend, so you might want to plan some indoor fun.

Greening Greenfield’s Film Festival on water will be held tonight and Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church. There will be speakers and several movies about water will be shown: “Flow” and “Tapped” and “Liquid Assets.” The movie tonight begins at 6:30 and events on Saturday begin at 3 p.m., but for more information about the festival, including schedules and events, call 413-773-7004 or visit: www.greeninggreenfield.org.

Also, Greenfield Cultural Council continues its second annual Art Show in Greenfield Community College’s downtown campus at 270 Main St. in Greenfield.

The show features photographs taken of different areas of Greenfield, photos used in the town’s new sustainable master plan. It’s free and open to the public and ends March 31, so get over there soon.

And, Pothole Pictures will be showing “A Serious Man” as part of the area’s Jewish Film Festival on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall at 51 Bridge St. in Shelburne Falls. There will be live music from 7 to 8 p.m. If you’d like more information about Pothole Pictures, the festival or the movie, call 413-625-2896.

DIAL/SELF youth and community services is holding its Badminton Bash fundraiser on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Forslund Gym at Northfield Mount Hermon campus in Gill. For more information, call 413-774-7054 ext. 113.

There you go — that should keep you busy, and dry, all weekend. Have fun!

IT’S THE LAST ONE of the season, so head to the United Church of Bernardston Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for the Bernardston Kiwanis Chicken Pie Supper. Adults are $10 and children 12 and under are $5.

For reservations, call 413-648-9306. Tickets are available at the door and through Kiwanis members.

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO HEAD TO Greenfield Savings Bank at 282 Avenue A in Turners Falls on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to hear Register of Deeds Scott Cote talk about the inner workings of the Franklin County Registry of Deeds.

If you’d like to know about homesteading or how to save money on your real estate bill, he’ll be happy to help.

MARY LYON CHURCH in Buckland will hold a ham dinner on April 5 at 6 p.m. in the church. The dinner will feature ham, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash, peas, cabbage salad, homemade rolls, brownies and ice cream and beverages.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free.

For reservations or more information, call the Willis family at 413-625-2649.

MONTAGUE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH will hold its 73rd annual Sugar Supper on April 5 at 5:30 p.m. There will be corned beef hash, baked beans, Harvard beets, coleslaw and more, including sugar on snow.

The price is $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For reservations, call 413-863-2398 or call for take-out.

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Greenfield will hold a Mystery Dinner Theater on April 5 at 6 p.m. to raise money for the Bread of Life program.

Each month the church prepares and delivers about 140 meals on a Saturday to recipients of Meals on Wheels. There is no outside funding for the program, so everything is donated.

The name of the show is “Murder by Matrimony” and will be performed by the Comical Mystery Tour group.

The meal will be salad, chicken piccata, rice, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Salad will be served at 6:15 p.m. The dinner will be held in the Whiteman room in the parish hall.

The cost is $22 per person and $12 for children under 12.

For more information or for tickets, call 413-772-2213.

MOHAWK TRAIL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL is holding a class auction and Ford test drive on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school on Route 112.

The Class of 2015 is looking to raise funds for next year’s activities.

Class President Natasha Olanyk tells me the class already has gift cards, services and fine good donated, but is looking for more donations.

So, please support local students by donating something for their auction. You may contact Jim Markham at: jmarkham@mohawkschools.org. or Natasha at: olanyk@gmail.com

To contact Anita Fritz, a staff reporter at The Recorder, send an email to: franklincountyneighbors@gmail.com 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: neighbors@recorder.com up to noon two days before you want it to run.

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