Greenfield Notebook: Oct. 23, 2021

  • Greenfield resident Judy Egloff picks up food at the John Zon Community Center from Kathy Dunn, right, and Albert Woodhull, center. The next distribution will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. Staff File Photo/Paul Franz

Published: 10/24/2021 4:01:12 PM
Zoom talk on ‘History of the Negro Leagues’

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library will present “Shadow Ball: A History of the Negro Leagues” tonight at 7 p.m.

When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947, it was an historical moment for the sport. However, it also served as the beginning of the end for the Negro Leagues. A Greenfield Public Library press release states this hour-long Zoom presentation, led by Aaron Krerowicz, follows the rise and fall of Negro League baseball.

To register to receive the Zoom link, email

Monthly brown bag distribution set for Nov. 4

GREENFIELD — The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ monthly brown bag program for qualifying seniors will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, 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. Applications are also on hand at the Senior Center.

Six-week qi gong sessions start Nov. 2

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Senior Center at 35 Pleasant St. will offer qi gong with Lynne Smith on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for six weeks starting Nov. 2.

As described in a Greenfield Senior Center press release, qi gong is an ancient practice involving simple movements that are relaxing and easy to follow. All exercises are done standing. No experience is necessary.

Registration with a $30 payment and Senior Center membership (free) is required by Nov. 1. Participants must carry in clean shoes for classes in the Fitness Studio. Stop by the Senior Center’s front desk to register.

Historian to talk Greenfield’s industrial past

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Senior Center at 35 Pleasant St. will present “Greenfield’s Industrial Past Remembered” with public historian Tom Goldscheider on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Franklin County was once a world leader in the machine tool industry and manufactured high-quality steel tools that are collectors items today, according to a press release from Senior Center Activities Director Kathy Dunn. Goldscheider will share this largely forgotten history using original sources found locally, though he also looks to learn more from attendees.

Advance registration is required by calling 413-772-1517, ext. 0 or stopping by the Senior Center’s front desk.


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