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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College
  • Hiking East Leverett Trails GCC event

    Hiking East Leverett Trails

    Saturday September 17 - 10:00am

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    A walk along the Doolittle Brook between Shutesbury and Teawaddle Hill Roads with naturalist Nancy Goodwin. Not handicapped accessible, no restrooms. Bring lunch.

    $10 in advance, pre-register online.

    Falling for Shelburne Falls GCC event

    Falling for Shelburne Falls

    Saturday September 24 - 2:00pm

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    A guided tour with Belden Merims and Richard Little. Stroll the town, visiting its history, visible and vanished architectural curiosities such as the Patchwork House, movie set locations and repurposed buildings and learn about the geology of the so-called Glacial Potholes.

    $10 in advance, pre-register online.

    Autumn on the Connecticut River: Quinnetuckut II Trip GCC event

    Autumn on the Connecticut River: Quinnetuckut II Trip

    Sunday October 2 - 1:00pm

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    Once again Richard Little will explore this history on a 90-minute cruise down river about six miles to Barton Cove before returning to Northfield. Learn about the many striking features of this area such as flood plains, terraces, abandoned waterfalls and other evidence of the glacial era of Lake Hitchcock. You will also be cruising along the “Age of Dinosaurs” fault that formed as Pangea separated. The boat leaves promptly from the Riverview Picnic Area which is about 2 miles north of Route 2 (in Erving) on Route 63. Space is limited! You must RSVP in advance.

    $15 in advance, pre-register online.

    Westover: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow GCC event

    Westover: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    Friday October 28 - 7:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

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    Presented by Chicopee historian Steve Jendrysik. Learn the history of Westover and fascinating, little-known historical tidbits about the Chicopee Air Force Base!

    $5 in advance, pre-register online.

    5th Annual Pioneer Valley Transition Town Film Festival GCC event

    5th Annual Pioneer Valley Transition Town Film Festival

    Friday November 4 - 7:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

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    This year’s films will once again be using the Transition Town’s essential elements for local resiliency as film topics, including food/farming, health/medicine, education, economy, transportation, energy or housing. The festival is a way to raise awareness, explore alternatives, come together, encourage local creativity, and build stronger, more cohesive communities. Admission is free; juried films will be shown and prizes awarded and filmmakers’ reception follows. For more information on this festival visit www.transitionnorthfieldma.org.

    20th Annual Great Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show GCC event

    20th Annual Great Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

    Saturday November 12 - 9:30am

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

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    Featuring the Jurassic Roadshow! Vendors display specimens from around the world in all price ranges. See rocks and minerals, gemstones and fossils, jewelry and fine art! Featured speakers, demonstrations, activities for kids, and videos, posters and books for sale.

    Machine Tools, Unions and Wall Street in Greenfield: A History GCC event

    Machine Tools, Unions and Wall Street in Greenfield: A History

    Friday December 2 - 7:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

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    Presented by Tom Goldscheider. Learn the remarkable connection between Greenfield’s machine tools, unions,Wall Street and the McCarthy era “Red Scare.”

    $5 in advance, pre-register online.

  • We publish a print program guide twice yearly that we distribute to our members.  You can download a print brochure below, or call 775-1671 or email pvi@gcc.mass.edu to request one to be mailed.

    Download the Spring 2016 program guide

    Or join our email list for occasional updates about our programs!

  • We urge everyone fascinated by our local history, concerned by the future direction of life in the Valley or entranced by the geology or biology of our river basin to join the Pioneer Valley Institute today! In an effort to help those hit hard by rising fuel and energy costs, we offer a “rollback” price of just $5 for individual memberships. However, PVI relies on the generosity of its public audience so, if you can, we hope you will continue to support us with the suggested rates on our membership form.

    Join today – download a membership form to print and mail!