Weekly Suggested Events for November 14-20, 2020

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November 14-20, 2020

Featured Events, Resources, & Opportunities

Featured Shop Local Event: November 14 & 15

The Annual Arts and Industry Open Studios will be ONLINE November 14 + 15, with web stores live at 10am. Continuing their 28-year tradition, over 30 artists, makers, and small businesses have pivoted to be able to open their virtual doors. They are offering online shopping, virtual appointments, local pick up, and more. Contact your favorite makers for details. Shop local, shop small, shop handmade this year! To see this year’s lineup of makers, visit brushworksopenstudios.com for more information.

Featured Performance: November 22, 3pm

Concluding its free virtual offerings this fall, the UMass Fine Arts Center presents the world premiere of Sandglass Theater’s film version of “Rock the Boat” Sunday, November 22 at 3pm (ET), followed by a live Q&A with the company. Based in Putney, VT, Sandglass was to begin live performances of “Rock the Boat” in March, so this is the first time the show will be seen in any format. “Rock the Boat” is a puppet show for young audiences (recommended ages 4+) that explores themes of refugees, inclusion, and respectful curiosity through the story of a poet alone at sea who suddenly finds his home filling with new characters seeking shelter and safety. Get tickets at fineartscenter.com and access the broadcast through November 28. 

Featured Giving Opportunity

The New England Air Museum (NEAM) will host a Toys for Tots Toy Drive on Friday, November 27, 10:30am-2:30pm. Bring a new unwrapped toy for a youth in need, and receive free admission to the NEAM for children up to age 14. The museum will be collecting toys from Nov 27-Dec 12 to bring holiday cheer to those less fortunate by way of a new toy. NEAM is open daily from 10am-3pm & is the largest aviation museum in New England. It comprises three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships & flying machines to supersonic jets & helicopter. For more info & directions, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305. NEAM is located within Windsor Locks, CT, adjacent to Bradley International Airport. 

Featured Pediatric Practice

Featured Educational Fair

November 19, 5-6pm

Join admission representatives from six local independent elementary and middle schools located throughout the Pioneer Valley in a virtual educational fair on Thursday, November 19 from 5-6pm! After a short introduction by each school, families will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions directly to the representatives. Registration required. Participants will receive a Zoom invitation 24 hours before the event Participating schools include Academy Hill School, The Bement School, The Center School, The Common School, Four Winds School, and Smith College Campus School. Visit bement.org/virtualschoolfair to register.

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List of Weekly Suggested Events

November 142020

Self-Directed Learning:

Through Nov 22
Virtual Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Conservatory, Smith College

Self-Directed Learning:

Saturday, Nov 14 at 9am
Forest Bathing at Graves Farm

Self-Directed Learning:

Sunday, Nov 15 at 9am-12pm
Wildlife Tracking Club

Self-Directed Learning:

Sunday, Nov 15 at 3pm
Online Cooking Class: Acorn Squash

Self-Directed Learning:

Monday, Nov 16 at night
Leonids Meteor Shower Peak Night

Self-Directed Learning:

Monday, Nov 16 at 7pm
Buster Keaton Double Feature with Live Score 

November 172020

Self-Directed Learning: ORNITHOLOGY

Tuesday, Nov 17 at 6-7pm
Migratory Birds

Self-Directed Learning:

Tuesday, Nov 17 at 6:45pm
Introduction to Permaculture – Virtual Lecture

November 182020
BOTANY/MUMS.  Virtual Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Conservatory, Smith College.
FILM STUDIES/NATIVE FILMMAKERS. Native Cinema Showcase with Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian – Online Event
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHYDigital Photography Your Way
LITERACY/STORYTIMEStory Time Online with Meghan
LITERACY/STORYTIMECushman Library Zoom Story Hour
LOCAL HISTORYOutdoor Exhibit: “1920: The Gibsons’ New Normal.”
OUTDOORS/STORYWALK. dawn to dusk. Family Self-Guided Story Walk at Thomas & Palmer Brook, Great Barrington
NATURE-BASED LEARNING/PreK. 9:30am-12pm. Garden Sprouts: Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Toddler Program
SUSTAINABILITY. 12pm. Trash Talk: Tired of Tires (LiveStream)
FIBER ARTS/KNITTING. 12-1pm. Knot Just Knitters: Live at Lunchtime!
SUSTAINABILITY.12pm. LiveStream, Episode 11: Trash Talk – Tired of Tires
ORNITHOLOGY. 2pm. Birds and Wildlife of Massachusetts with Patti Steinman
ECONOMICS/TEENS. 2:30pm. Teen Financial Literacy
LITERACY/STORYTIME. 4pm. H is for HUSK Story Hour
LOCAL HISTORY/HOLYOKE. 4pm. The Newton Brothers: Building Industrial Holyoke, 1862-1899 (Zoom)
DANCE STUDIES. 4-5pm. Let’s Move! Youth Dance Class
COMPUTER/CODING. 4:30pm. Creative Coding for Games with Scratch Programming
PRENATAL/YOGA. 5-6:15pm. Prenatal Yoga Series (ONLINE)
RACISM. 6pm. Talking with Your Child About Racism & Raising Race Conscious Children
RACISM/WORKSHOP. 6pm. Talking with Your Children about Racism and Raising Race Conscious Children (Virtual)
RACE/RESOURCELook Deeper: Race
ANTI-RACISM/RESOURCELearning More About Microaggressions
RACE/RESOURCEEmbrace Race Webinars
AVIATION/HISTORY. 6:30pm. Connecticut Aviation History
THEATER STUDIES/PLAY. 6:30-9:30pm. London’s National Theatre in HD: Cyrano de Bergerac
YOGA/TEENS. 7-8:15pm. Yoga for Teens Series (ONLINE)
INDIGENOUS STORIES. 7pm. Online Indigenous Stories: The Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People
LIBRARY SCIENCE. 7pm. Ask an Expert: Behind the Scenes at the Greenfield Public Library

Self-Directed Learning:

Wednesday, Nov 18 at 2:30pm
Teen Financial Literacy

Self-Directed Learning:

Wednesday, Nov 18 at 12pm. 
Knot Just Knitters: Live at Lunchtime!

November 192020
BOTANY/MUMS.  Virtual Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Conservatory, Smith College.
FILM STUDIES/NATIVE FILMMAKERS. Native Cinema Showcase with Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian – Online Event
THEATER STUDIES/PLAY. November Reading Series: Smart People
LITERACY/STORYTELLING.  24 Hour Pajama Read-A-Thon
LIBRARY ADVENTURES. Gnome Night at the Library!
OUTDOORS/STORYWALK. dawn to dusk. Family Self-Guided Story Walk at Thomas & Palmer Brook, Great Barrington
MOVEMENT/SPANISH. 8am. Music & Movement (Virtual)
EDUCATION OPTIONS. 8-9am. Coffee with the Bement Admission Office
PREK. 8-8:30am. Music & Movement Facebook Live Event
NATURE-BASED LEARNING/PreK. 9:30am-12pm. Garden Sprouts: Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Toddler Program
MUSIC STUDIES/PREK. 10am. Let’s Make Music
POSTPARTUM/YOGA. 11am-12:15pm. Postpartum Yoga with Baby Series (ONLINE)
UPCYCLE/CRAFTS. 12-4:45pm. Upcycled Book Page Gratitude Garland
NATURE-BASED LEARNING/WILDLIFE. 1-3pm. Homeschool Thursday Nature Club: Our Common Wildlife
PARENTING/BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT. 1pm. Positive Solutions (Register by Nov 12)
MUSIC/BILINGUAL. 2pm. 123 Andrés LIVE Bilingual Concert for Families
CULINARY ARTS. 3-4:30pm. Every Kid Can Cook – Free Monthly Cooking Classes
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY. 4pm. Youth in Action: Indigenous Food Sovereignty
THEATER STUDIES/BROADWAY. 4pm. Broadway Backstage (Online)
BOOK CLUB/ NONFICTION. 4:30pm. Virtual Nonfiction Book Club with Jones Library for ages 6-9.
NUTRITIONAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 4pm. Family Dinner Specials To Go for Curbside Pickup at the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES/SPORTS. 6pm. “We are not your Mascot.”
NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES/RESOURCEHarvard University Native American Program
FIBER ARTS/COMMUNITY CONNECTION. 6-8pm. Virtual: Sit & Stitch with Timna Tarr
ZOOLOGY/BEAVERS. 7pm. Inside the Lodge: The Unknown World of Beavers – Online
ORNITHOLOGY/ANIMAL STUDIES. 7pm. Bizarre Birds of the World.
SCIENCE FICTION/SOCIAL JUSTICE. 7:30-830pm. Visionary Futures: Science Fiction Theatre for Social Justice Movements
THEATER STUDIES/PLAY. 7:30pm. New Play Reading Series: The Treacle of Life by James Barry New! (Virtual Event)

Self-Directed Learning:

Thursday, Nov 19 at 4pm
Family Dinner Specials To Go for Curbside Pickup at the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England

Self-Directed Learning:

Thursday, Nov 19 at 6pm
We are not your Mascot.”

November 202020

Self-Directed Learning:

Friday, Nov 20 from 9:30am-4:30pm.
Branches of Woodworking: Labor, Learning & Livelihood, 1760-1860

Online and in-person events and resources shared above are done so as a courtesy and not as an endorsement. While we do our best to share accurate and up-to-date information, please take the time to confirm information, age appropriateness, registration requirements, safety protocols, and associated costs.

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