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13th Annual Family Fishing Day! 10:00 am
13th Annual Family Fishing Day! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
13th Annual Family Fishing Day Saturday, June 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun! Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free at each site. Ride the FREE Fish Bus shuttle between sites! At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill · Free fishing from 10:00am to 2:00pm! · Fishing equipment provided – limited supplies available. Bring your own pole if you have it. · No fishing license needed. At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A · Fly lure tying demonstrations. · Fly fishing casting demonstrations. · CATCH THE FISH BUS HERE! Free shuttle bus provided to and from Barton Cove every half hour, or as needed from 10 am to 1 pm. At Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street · Fish printing – The art of Gyotaku, from noon to 2:00pm. Thank you to all of our partners for making this event possible: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light, Turners Falls Fishway, Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, and volunteers!  
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Artist Reception Great Hall Exhibit: Flora and Fauna Quilts 1:00 pm
Artist Reception Great Hall Exhibit: Flora and Fauna Quilts @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Reception Great Hall Exhibit: Flora and Fauna Quilts Two New England quilters Leslie Cook and Anneke Corbett, practicing different forms of the art, celebrate their love and vision of Nature’s bounty. Leslie’s elaborate traditional hand appliqué complements Anneke’s more contemporary wildlife images.
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Sue Kranz and Friends at Great Falls Coffeehouse 7:00 pm
Sue Kranz and Friends at Great Falls Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sue Kranz and Friends at Great Falls Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
  Sue Kranz’s June 8 performance will consist of original songs, covers, and a sampling of tunes from various traditions accompanied with flute and guitar. She will be joined by friends and family on several tunes. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Coffee and homemade baked goods are available Donations help provide free nature programming for the public. The Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible.  
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The Ninth Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour 6:00 pm
The Ninth Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Ninth Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour   The annual bipedal concert tour promoting local arts and culture. Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight both artistic diversity and recreational land use. With each visit, a community has pulled together and taken part in a dialogue which serves to strengthen local investment in the arts. From June 15 – 27, 2018, the Massachusetts Walking Tour visits towns along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail – hiking and  paddling to eleven community concerts. Free. Sponsored by the Montague Cultural Council. For more information visit www.masswalkingtour.org.
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Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! 10:30 am
Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! Kids – grab your parents and we’ll go exploring! All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to see just how much you can see! Meet at the main entrance to the Center. Please bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Eagles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Eagles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Eagles Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends  welcome.
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Dale Monette on the Secret Lives of the Quabbin Reservoir 1:00 pm
Dale Monette on the Secret Lives of the Quabbin Reservoir @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dale Monette on the Secret Lives of the Quabbin Reservoir Meet the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center and learn how you can become a friend too! Then join us for a special presentation from Dale Monette on the Quabbin Reservoir. Dale Monette retired from a DCR position at the Quabbin Visitors Center in 2014, and in retirement took up photography with a Nikon D7100  camera, very rapidly becoming a seasoned photographer of  both the birds and animals that call the 82,000 acre Quabbin Reservoir watershed home.  He has published one book: Secret Lives of the Quabbin Watershed, and is a frequent speaker with slide show. Free.