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Events at GCC

  • Friday Film Series: A Place at the Table

    Friday April 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Watch a documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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    Sorry

    Friday April 19 7:30pm-9:10pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

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    Sorry

    Saturday April 20 7:30pm-9:10pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

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    GCC's Got Talent!

    Monday April 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    It’s our own campus talent show! Do you have a talent you’d like to showcase? Email Mary McEntee at mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu with a description of your talent and tech needs to participate in this unique performance or RSVP online.

    GCC's Got Talent RSVP

    • E.g., microphone, video projection, astral projection, etc.

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    National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

    Tuesday April 23 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Library

    April is National Poetry Month! Faculty, staff and students read poems in celebration. Refreshments! Free and open to the public. Contact Hope to sign up to read.

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    Baystate Blood Mobile

    Wednesday April 24 10:00am-2:00pm

    Core Patio

    Donate blood and save a life! Email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu or stop by the Office of Student Activities to schedule an appointment. The Baystate Blood Donor Program is proud to be able to say that 100% of all blood and platelet donations made are used locally right here in western Massachusetts. Valid photo ID required to donate.

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    Artist Talk: Kristina McComb

    Wednesday April 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Photographer and Greenfield Community College graduate Kristina McComb will give a talk and show slides on her recent project An Archive of Time: A life Lived in the Boston Athenaeum. This series of photographs is an exploration of the open-shelf collection in the Boston Athenaeum—bringing attention to the tears, folds, broken spines, and cobwebs that map the surfaces of the books.

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    Poetry Reading: Polina Barskova

    Wednesday April 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join us for a poetry reading by Polina Barskova, sponsored by the English Department and The Friends of MacLeish. Polina Barskova was born in then-Leningrad in 1976. She published her first book of poetry Christmas in 1991—last year her tenth book of poetry A Sunny Morning in the Square was published in Saint Petersburg.

    Barskova left Russia at the age of twenty to pursue a Ph.D. in Russian Studies at UC Berkeley, having already earned a graduate degree and become an accomplished poet in her homeland. Three books of Barskova’s poetry were translated into English: This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press, 2010),  (Melville House, 2011), and Relocations (Zephyr Press, 2015). As a professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College, Barskova began an archival project that resulted in Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), an anthology of work written during the siege that remained unknown for decades.

    Barskova lives in Amherst with her daughter Frosia. At the end of 2015 she received the Andrey Bely Prize for her book of prose Living Pictures—her play with the same title has been staged at the Moscow Theatre of Nations.

    From Mad Vatslav’s Diary

    I was a coal-miner, water
    Poured over my gray hair, my eyelashes.
    My sister, alive and laughing,
    Shepherded such glorious cows!

    I was a soldier, and afraid of living
    I did my best to die–but did not manage to stumble
    Upon any bad luck. The tsar’s own daughter
    Visited my cabin and gave me a magic rope.

    I was a slave. My master’s wife
    Adored us, the dark, forbidden Slavs.
    The green sunrise was the strangest.
    In sorrow I danced, swaying, trembling, on wooden porches.

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    Spring Week Music Department Performance

    Wednesday April 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Live music from GCC’s own Music Department, plus free food and spring week t-shirts.

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    Friday Film Series: My Name Was Bette

    Friday April 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Watch a documentary about women’s alcoholism that chronicles the progression of the disease in Bette VandenAkker—nurse, wife, and mother—who died in the fall of 2007.

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    Sorry

    Friday April 26 7:30pm-9:10pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

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    Women's Economic Empowerment Series

    Saturday April 27 9:00am-1:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    A free educational session focusing on wage negotiation, money management, retirement and investments strategies for women of all ages, ethnicities, economic backgrounds and levels of fiscal knowledge. All attendees will have a chance to win an Amazon gift card! Free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts State Treasurer, Citizens Bank, Pay for All and Greenfield Community College. Registration and more information at greenfieldwees.eventbrite.com.

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    Sorry

    Saturday April 27 2:00pm-3:40pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

    More information & contact

    Sorry

    Saturday April 27 7:30pm-9:10pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

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    Asperger's Are Us Sketch Comedy Troupe

    Monday April 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    S308 TV Studio

    Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe composed of people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. From the group’s website:

    “We’ve performed over 100 original absurdist sketch shows in nine countries since 2010. We do not poke fun at Asperger’s and we did not form to prove that autistic people can be funny. We formed for the same reason anyone does comedy: To make you laugh! Please do not expect us to be anything like the sitcoms about autism, or anything else that relies on making fun of people. Expect silly deadpan sketches that appeal to fans of Monty Python, Andy Kaufman, and The Weather Channel.”

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    Law Day 2019: Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

    Tuesday April 30 9:30am-11:30am

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    The Franklin County Bar Association, Franklin County Justice Center and the Northwestern District Attorney’s office presents Franklin County Law Day 2019, featuring a panel discussion on free speech with Karen Brown, New England Public Radio senior reporter; Shaheen Pasha, journalist and senior lecturer in the UMass-Amherst Journalism Department; and Joan Livingston, incoming editor of the Greenfield Recorder. Moderated by Greenfield Community College Dean of Humanities Leo Hwang. Free and open to the public.

    Law Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Bar Association in late April or May that aims to educate the public about the role of law and the legal profession in society. President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958 to mark the nation’s commitment to its judicial system. In 1961, Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.

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    OLP Free Climb

    Wednesday May 1 10:00am-4:00pm

    N103 Climbing Wall

    GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program invites you to climb to new heights! Get a whole new perspective on things and join OLP for a day of Nearly Spring Wall Climbing!

    Did you know that there is a climbing gym at GCC? You’re invited to tie in and climb with us! Open to all GCC students, faculty, and staff—come by any time or a few minutes or a few hours. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and we’ll fit you with a climbing harness, tie all of your knots, belay you as you ascend and coach you to climbing success. No skirts or dresses. You must wear shoes so be sure to bring a pair of shoes you can climb in!

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    A Conversation with Filmmaker Sherri VandenAkker

    Wednesday May 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Sherri VandenAkker is the daughter of the woman featured in the documentary My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. She is also the filmmaker behind this compelling portrait of women and alcoholism. Join us for a conversation about the making of the film and a message for anyone who loves and cares about someone who struggles with addiction.

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    STEMinar Series

    Wednesday May 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Location TBA

    More info to come. Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at GCC.

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    Alumni Reunion

    Thursday May 2 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Come one and all to the GCC Alumni Reunion! Stay for a few minutes or stay. Play giant Jenga, cornhole and other games. Take some time to mingle with other alums, faculty and staff, and GCC’s new president Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández. Games! Snacks! Raffle! Please RSVP by April 26.

    Alumni Reunion RSVP

     

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  • Engineering Club

    Friday April 19 12:00pm-12:50pm

    S301

    Get together with other students to work on cool maker-type projects!

    Friday Film Series: A Place at the Table

    Friday April 19 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Watch a documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

    Sorry

    Friday April 19 7:30pm-9:10pm

    Sloan Theater

    GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

    From 2010 to 2013, Richard Nelson wrote and directed four plays centered around the Apple family, a fictional household set in Rhinebeck, New York with each play focused on either an election or a significant historical anniversary. The main characters are three adult sisters, Barbara, Marian and Jane—called a "Chekhovian family pod" by the Variety reviewer.

    The first play in the series, That Hopey Changey Thing focused on the 2010 midterm elections, and opened on election night, November 2, 2010. The second play, Sweet and Sad (2011) depicts the family on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The third play, Sorry opened on November 6, 2012, and takes place during the 2012 presidential election. The final play, Regular Singing (2013) is set on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Each play debuted off-Broadway at The Public Theater, featuring essentially the same cast members in each subsequent production. With the opening of the final play, Regular Singing in 2013, the Public Theater presented the entire series in repertory.

    Cast

    Barbara Apple — Tracy Grammer
    Marian Apple — Madeleine Stark
    Jane Apple — Nora Cooper
    Richard Apple — Ben Johnson
    Benjamin Apple — Tim Holcomb

    • Friday April 19Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes
    • Thursday May 9Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 13Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Monday May 13Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Friday May 17Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 22Classes begin – Summer Session I
    • Thursday May 23Last day to add classes

      Last day to add classes for Summer Session I

    • Monday May 27Memorial Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday May 28Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Thursday May 30Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 75% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
    • Saturday June 1Commencement 2019

      Honoring this year’s graduates! An informal reception will follow. Graduates and their guests are invited to attend. More information at gcc.mass.edu/commencement.

    • Friday June 7Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Tuesday June 25Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Thursday July 4Independence Day – no day or evening classes
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