Saturday September 24 - 2:00pm
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.
Sunday October 2 - 1:00pm
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.
Friday November 4 - 7:00pm
Cohn Family Dining Commons
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.
Saturday November 12 - 9:30am
Cohn Family Dining Commons
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.
Friday December 2 - 7:00pm
Stinchfield Lecture Hall
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.
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