Saturday September 23 - 10:00am
Taught by Susan Urban, this workshop will include a brief introduction to the art of Polish paper cutting and will allow time for participants to design heir own creations or make one from patterns provided. Bring small, sharp scissors or embroidery scissors. All other materials will be provided.
$20 – Register online
Sunday October 1 - 12:45pm
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.
Saturday October 14 - 9:00am
A PVI tour of Amherst’s museums. Price includes transportation to and from GCC.
$15 – Register online
Thursday October 19 - 7:00pm
Stinchfield Lecture Hall
Dr. Paul Berman provides an overview of the types of medical care that would have been available in Franklin County between 1750 to 1850. The program will explore the theory of disease, therapeutics, alternative medicine, medical education, followed by an introduction to the physicians who practiced during these years, their backgrounds, libraries and way of life. Free and open to the public.
Sunday October 22 - 10:00am
Led by naturalist Nancy Goodman and geologist Richard Little. The trails at Cave Hill are a geologic trip back to a continental suture between two of the blocks that now make up the North American continent. There are a series of parallel north-south cliffs, three certified vernal pools, seasonal streams flowing both north and south that feed Cranberry Pond, wetlands, a network of trails, and a long land-use history including a numbers of stone structures of both historic and ceremonial origin. Part of the property was once part of the Town Farm (1866-1890).
$10 – Register online
Saturday November 11 - 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.
Featuring free meteorites for kids, jewelry and beads. Dealers will have amazing specimens from around the world, plus a large selection of Connecticut River Valley concretions for sale this year from a long-time collector. You can bring your unknown samples for experts to ID, and teachers can find classroom kits and other teaching aids.
All talks are in the Stinchfield Lecture Hall, all show dealers will be in the Cohn Family Dining Commons. Free admission to all events!
Friday December 8 - 7:00pm
Stinchfield Lecture Hall
A fascinating program on automobile manufacturing in Springfield, with history that goes back to pre-Revolutionary times and the Springfield Armory. The Duryea (1893), the Knox (1899), Atlas touring cars (1911), the Rolls Royce in the 1920s, the Indian motorcycle (1901-53)—all built in Springfield, with a little help from local factories. Jerre Hoffman and Keith Korbut helped create the Early Transportation Gallery and the History on the Move Car Show at the Springfield Museums and have done many programs together. Free and open to the public.
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