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Greenfield Recreation Notebook

  • Ice sculpture by Mark Bosworth on Main Street for the Greenfield Winter Carnival Friday evening.  STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • A youngster has fun in the snow at a previous Winter Carnival. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Published: 1/9/2019 10:34:56 AM

Winter Carnival: Get ready for Winter’s majesty. Save the date for Winter Carnival 2019 Feb. 1 through 3, and help celebrate six more weeks of fun. It will be a weekend full of activities — kicking off the weekend is live downtown ice carving and Parade of Lights followed by fireworks bursting over the iconic Poet Seat Tower. The fun continues throughout the weekend with a Family Fun Fest, Sleigh Bell Run, cribbage tournament, Breakfast with Olaf, Cardboard Sled Race, K9 Keg Pull, Chili Cook-Off, vintage snowmobile display and much more. The Parade of Lights will include decorated vehicles traveling from Newton School, along Main Street, down Federal to Beacon. It will end on Gerrett Street at Beacon Field. Prizes will be awarded for Best and Brightest, Artistic Illumination and Town Council Award. Registration is required.

The Sleigh Bell Run, a 4-mile road race and scenic course will begin Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Registration at the Recreation Department or on the day of the race at Hope & Olive restaurant from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. There will be prizes awarded for multiple age divisions. First 75 entrants receive T-shirts and sleigh bell bracelets. There is a $20 entry fee due by Friday, Jan. 18. It will be $25 after that date. Youth under the age of 18 are half price.

February vacation week: Sign up for a fun-filled week of activities, games and outdoor fun with children in grades kindergarten through sixth. Held at the Youth Center on 20 Sanderson St. from Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22. Regular hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early and late care available. Walking trips to Beacon Field for sledding, skating and snow activities. Lunch, afternoon snack and drink must be sent with child. Morning snack provided. Children also must bring appropriate winter clothing (boots, hats, gloves, etc.). $120 for residents, $130 for non-residents. Additional fees for early and late care. Registration deadline is Feb. 5. A $25 late fee will be assessed for all late registrations.

Did you know GRASP offers half-day care, as well as regular after school care? Students in the Greenfield Recreation After School Program at Federal Street and Four Corners Schools have a blast enjoying special craft projects, outside fun, and extra free choice programming on half days. Interested in learning more about GRASP? Contact the Recreation Department or find the registration materials online at:

For more information, call 413-772-1553 or visit:

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