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Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
(Recorder file photo)

Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market. (Recorder file photo)

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer.

Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 p.m. The dinner will consist of salads, side dishes, fresh breads and desserts, along with the ham. Bring family, friends, or anyone else you’d like, and call Linda at 413-768-9868 if you need a ride.

ALSO ON SATURDAY, Greenfield Savings Bank on Avenue A in Turners Falls will offer a free event from 10 to 11 a.m. Peter Kretzenger, longtime Montague resident and farmers market supporter, will give gardening tips. He is an avid grower and has a lifetime of experience to share with you. All you have to do is be there.

THE THIRD ANNUAL GIANT Western Mass. Remote Control Flea Market will be held April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franklin County Technical School, 82 Industrial Blvd. in Turners Falls.

You can go and swap something or simply browse for anything remote controlled. You can also rent a table for $10 if you do so before the end of the weekend.

There’s no entrance fee and no seller premiums.

To rent a table, call David Korpiewski at 413-695-2191 or email him at: davidk@cs.umass.edu.

For more information, visit: www.franklinrc.com.

STONELEIGH-BURNHAM SCHOOL will hold an open house on Tuesday from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have been thinking about going there, or you are a mom or dad interested in sending your daughter, this is your chance to learn more about the private school off Bernardston Road.

You’ll get a tour of the 100-acre campus and meet with the head of the school. You can register by calling 413-774-2711 or visit: www.sbschool.org.

A PROGRAM SPONSORED by Pioneer Valley Institute at Greenfield Community College will be held April 26 in Shutesbury Town Hall at 10 a.m. Historian Harry Prouty of Ashuelot, N.H., and logger Steve Puffer of Shutesbury will present a history of logging tools and the timber industry.

There will be light refreshments in the morning and a break at noon (people should bring a bag lunch). After the break, participants will explore the Paul C. Jones working forest from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m..

There is a $5 entry fee, though PVI members and children under 13 are free.

TURNERS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI Association will sponsor a community tag sale and craft fair on April 26 in the high school parking lot on Turnpike Road in Turners Falls. Spaces are being leased. If you want one, contact the association at: tfhsalumni@gmrsd.org or call Doug Brown at 413-863-2626. Proceeds will support association scholarships.

HEATH FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION will hold its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on April 26 at the Heath Community Hall from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. There will be all sorts of goodies.

The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and $27 for families of five or more. The association uses the money it raises to support local organizations and purchase equipment for the fire department.

ON APRIL 27, Pioneer Valley Institute will sponsor a hike with Ed Gregory through Hawley Sate Forest from noon to 4 p.m. Entry is $5. Current PVI members and children under 13 are free. You should probably bring water and a snack.

For more information, email Ed at: golfserv@comcast.net.

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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