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Easter Events in Western MA 2015 Community events that celebrate Easter take place over the next few week. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back:

When community-based learning works, it REALLY works. The diversity of educational programs run by Just Roots Community Farm in Franklin County provides experiential learning for youth of all ages. There are also volunteer workdays that invites families to take ownership of impact that fosters greater youth collaboration, and ultimately building a stronger community!

Discover the complex story of Greenfield, a city stamped with impressive architecture, art history, diverse restaurants, community gardens, and an innovative eye to the future, during a day long tour, “Spring into Greenfield: A Trolley Ride Through our Town’s History and Architecture.” This enriching trip weaves together the many aspects of community crucial to the workings of a vibrant and progressive city, and will provide a unique lens into learning about a diverse, yet connect, series of interests!

Easter is around the corner. During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Find an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances and make your family plans to get out into your community and celebrate…

Easter Events in Western MA 2013 Community events that celebrate Easter take place through April 13th. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back. Saturday, March 16th In Great Barrington at 3pm, earn to make naturally-dyed eggs with the Berkshire Co-op! Families will learn how to use food, flowers, leaves, and more to create beautifully decorated, all-natural holiday eggs. You’ll get to take the… Read More

Families Can Help Grow Food for Hunger Relief in Greenfield this Summer Western Massachusetts is lush with farms, making locally grown and produced foods relatively easy to find.  However, there are many local families who are not able to enjoy locally grown produce, for a variety of reasons. Just Roots, a Greenfield organization whose mission is to provide the community with the knowledge of farming necessary for food production, is growing a… Read More

Easter Events in Western MA 2012 Community events that celebrate Easter begin this weekend. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back. Saturday, March 31st In Easthampton at 10am, an annual Egg Hunt of 18,000 eggs (many with prizes) happens at Millside Park. Hunt begins promptly, so arrive early and BYO basket! Easter Bunny will make an appearance too. Great photo opportunity. 413-529-1440. 2 Ferry… Read More

5th Annual Winter Fare in Greenfield Kicks off on Saturday, Feb 4th for a Weeklong Celebration Greenfield’s annual Winter Fare will take place on Saturday, February 4th! Along with the farmers’ market, workshops, and barter market that Winter Fare offers, there will be several events happening across Franklin County to celebrate local food, too! Greenfield’s first Winter Fare took place five years ago, spearheaded by Juanita Nelson, and was designed as a… Read More

Connecting the Past, Present, and Future in Franklin County Downtown Greenfield will be bustling with activity from Friday afternoon, July 22, through Sunday evening, July 24 as the county seat welcomes exhibitors and performers, craftspeople, farmers, history buffs and vendors from throughout the area to celebrate Franklin County’s 200 years. LIVE MUSIC The weekend will be book-ended by musical events. It will start with a Friday afternoon women’s barbershop quartet performance, followed… Read More

Play Ball! To Raise Funds for Artspace & the Greenfield Minor League Baseball Artspace in Greenfield, MA will host a opening reception for Play Ball!, an exhibit of photography by Beth Reynolds and Thom Burden of Northfield on Saturday, November 20th from 4-5:30pm. This photography exhibit will bring to life the Greenfield Minor League Baseball 2010 season around Lunt Fields in Greenfield, MA. Local photographers Beth Reynolds and Thom Burden photographed on… Read More

Randy Kehle of Colrain, MA writes: If you live in one of the towns within 20 miles of the “Vermont Yankee” (VY) nuclear reactor in Vernon, Vermont–a.k.a. the “evacuation zone” (see list of towns below)–and, If you would like to see this aged, accident-prone reactor retired on schedule when its original 40-year license expires in March of 2012, rather than allowed to operate for another 20 years, until 2032(!), as VY’s Louisiana-based,… Read More