Greenfield Notebook: Oct. 1, 2020

Published: 9/30/2020 2:29:22 PM
Brown bag distribution Thursday

GREENFIELD — The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ monthly brown bag program for qualifying seniors will be held Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Senior Center at 35 Pleasant St.

According to a notice from Senior Center Activities Director Kathy Dunn, seniors who receive fuel assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or other benefits will qualify. To apply, call the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts at 413-247-9738.

The brown bag program is currently offered in a drive-thru format. Recipients are advised to:

■Stay in your vehicle. Watch for traffic officers and follow directions. Do not turn around in residents’ driveways.

■If possible, use the following A-Z order to avoid traffic: Last name A-G, arrive from 10 to 10:15 a.m.; last name H-M, arrive from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.; last name N-S, arrive from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m.; and last name T-Z, arrive from 10:45 to 11 a.m.

■Enter and exit via the circular drive, Pleasant Street. Line up on School Street if necessary.

Seniors are allowed to send a friend or neighbor to pick up their bag.

Senior Center holding first parking lot concert

GREENFIELD — Pat and Tex LaMountain are ready to help seniors ages 55 and up ring in autumn with the Senior Center’s first parking lot concert. The event will be held Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

According to a notice from Senior Center Activities Director Kathy Dunn, Pat and Tex LaMountain have been writing, recording and performing together for more than 40 years. The concert will feature a variety of American standards, folk, country, rock and swing, plus some locally inspired originals.

Advance registration is required as space is limited to 25 vehicles to maintain social distancing. The notice states that SUVs and trucks will be asked to park in the rear while sedans and small cars will park near the front.

The concert is free to attend, as it is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Call 413-772-1517, ext. 0 through Thursday to register.

Library starts monthly trivia nights

GREENFIELD — Starting this month, the Greenfield Public Library will hold monthly virtual trivia nights via Zoom. The first trivia night is Thursday at 7 p.m.

Participants can play individually or in a group, according to a press release from the Greenfield Public Library. Each night will include three rounds of questions, with each round getting harder until one person/team wins.

Trivia nights are family friendly, but parents should plan on participating, the release states.

There is no charge to join in. To register, visit

‘Inner Landscapes’ reading planned for Tuesday

GREENFIELD — Richie Davis, retired Greenfield Recorder reporter and editor, will offer a virtual reading from his book, “Inner Landscapes,” on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, will start at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, visit

Moose Lodge open this weekend

GREENFIELD — The Loyal Order of Moose, at 20 School St., will be open Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. to members and qualified guests.

The Moose Lodge will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and weekly specials. Per current state guidelines, you must purchase food in order to purchase beverages.

Beef stew on menu at next fundraising dinner

GREENFIELD — The Women of the Moose will hold their next fundraising dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 20 School St. This week features a beef stew with a side salad, a roll and dessert for $10.

Meals will be distributed using a drive-thru method. Reserve by Monday at noon to Donna at 978-894-7888 or Kathy at 413-772-0363. The dinners is for members and qualified guests.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, there will be no pasta night — as is typical on Wednesdays — in order to support Clinical & Support Options’ (CSO) spaghetti dinner. For more information, visit

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