West County Notebook: May 27, 2023

Published: 05-26-2023 6:16 PM

Quilt show planned for four Saturdays

SHELBURNE — Local quilter Jody Stetson will host the “Quilting the Word” Quilt Show and Sale on Saturdays, May 27, and June 3, 10 and 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at 218 Shelburne Center Road.

There will be quilting demonstrations throughout the day. All sales proceeds go to charities. The show has free entry and door prizes.

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum opening for season

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum on Depot Street is opening for the season on Saturday, May 27, at 11 a.m.

Museum visitors are able to take a 15-minute ride on the restored trolley in the same freight yard where it used to load and unload passengers, apples, mail, milk and other freight a century ago.

The museum is operated by volunteers and is open on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend until the end of October from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visitors can check the website, sftm.org, for other operating days and special events at the museum.

Ticket prices remain at $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 6.

Girl Scouts hosting intro meeting

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts will host an introduction meeting at the Arms Library on Monday, June 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Adults will have the opportunity to learn about a new Brownie troop in the area and how to start a troop. They can also ask questions while the children partake in an activity.

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This free event is for families of girls entering kindergarten through third grade in the fall who are not currently Girl Scouts. Register by May 31 at bit.ly/ieshelburne.

For more information, contact Tammy at bprevost@gscwm.org.

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Hilltown Youth Recovery Theatre receives grant

HEATH — Hilltown Youth Recovery Theatre was awarded a $5,000 grant from RIZE Massachusetts.

RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, gave out awards to 11 nonprofits to support programming focused on youth and families affected by opioid use disorder.

Hilltown Youth Recovery Theatre provides after-school and summer camp programming that offers circus and performing arts experiences for young people overcoming addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression and other behavioral health challenges. The grant will support the organization’s student-led seasonal intensives that use trauma-informed, evidence-based practices to offer recovery groups, medication for opioid use disorder, outdoor adventure activities and equestrian therapy to underserved youths in western Massachusetts.