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Second Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park Waterfront
Second Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park Waterfront @ Unity Park
Aug 1 all-day
Second Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival at Unity Park Waterfront— The festival is a celebration of Native American art, music, and culture. Our Great Falls Discovery Center DCR park interpreter and Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental staff will present information on migrating fish in the Connecticut River and Native American fishing. Stop by our table at Unity Park to learn more and to make fish prints. Take in the great live music, storytelling, and games at the festival, and visit our museum. A full day of fun! The schedule is available at www.nolmbekaproject.org or turnersfallsriverculture.org.  
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River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks 10:00 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill history.  
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Kidleidoscope 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Kidleidoscope Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. Each program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall. –August 4           Dragonflies,  –August 11          Rabbits,  –August 18          Snakes,  –August 25          Coyotes,  –September 1     Bats,  –September 8     Butterflies,  –September 15   Raptors,  –September 22   Moose,  –September 29   Squirrels,  –October 6           Bears
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Watershed Wonders: Camouflage 2:00 pm
Watershed Wonders: Camouflage @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Watershed Wonders: Camouflage A story hour with crafts and games focusing on the many wonders of life in the Connecticut River watershed. For ages 6 – 8, with a parent or guardian. This month’s topic is camouflage.  
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Bike Path Bingo! Canal-side Rail Trail Nature Walk for Kids 10:30 am
Bike Path Bingo! Canal-side Rail Trail Nature Walk for Kids @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bike Path Bingo! Canal-side Rail Trail Nature Walk for Kids Kids, grab your parents, bug spray, and sunscreen, and then we’ll go exploring with a DCR Park Interpreter. All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to find out just how much you can see.  
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River Rambles: Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks 10:00 am
River Rambles: Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill history.  
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Kidleidoscope 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Kidleidoscope Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. Each program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall. –August 4           Dragonflies,  –August 11          Rabbits,  –August 18          Snakes,  –August 25          Coyotes,  –September 1     Bats,  –September 8     Butterflies,  –September 15   Raptors,  –September 22   Moose,  –September 29   Squirrels,  –October 6           Bears
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Great Falls Coffeehouse: Mark and Beverly Davis—Classic Guitar Duo 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse: Mark and Beverly Davis—Classic Guitar Duo @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Great Falls Coffeehouse: Mark and Beverly Davis—Classic Guitar Duo Each month Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local musical talent. Refreshments available.  Museum and Museum Store are open during intermission. On Friday August 14, 7 pm, Mark & Beverly Davis will perform in the Great Hall. Mark and Beverly Davis perform a classical-romantic-folk repertoire using two classical guitars, or guitar and mandolin.  Their over-all concern is with the beauty of sound and the expressive capabilities of the plucked strings to perform classical music, world folk music, and contemporary idioms. The coffeehouse takes place in the historic Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center at 2 Avenue A, in downtown Turners Falls.  Doors open at 6:30 pm. Coffee and homemade baked goods are available. The museum and museum store are open during intermission. Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$12, free for children. Donations help the Friends of the Discovery Center provide free nature programming for the public. The Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call the Discovery Center at (413) 863-3221 or online at greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org
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Artist Reception: Great Gods and Little Fishes by Charles Shaw 1:00 pm
Artist Reception: Great Gods and Little Fishes by Charles Shaw @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist Reception: Great Gods and Little Fishes by Charles Shaw Join us in the Great Hall for a celebration of the newest paintings by Northfield artist, Charles Shaw.  They are created through a direct process, exclusively from plaster and recycled materials.  
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River Rambles – Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks 10:00 am
River Rambles – Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill history.  
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Kidleidoscope 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Kidleidoscope Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. Each program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall. –August 4           Dragonflies,  –August 11          Rabbits,  –August 18          Snakes,  –August 25          Coyotes,  –September 1     Bats,  –September 8     Butterflies,  –September 15   Raptors,  –September 22   Moose,  –September 29   Squirrels,  –October 6           Bears
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Water Under the Bridge Bike Tour 10:00 am
Water Under the Bridge Bike Tour @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Water Under the Bridge Bike Tour Join us for a leisurely two hour bike tour at 10 am along the Canal-side Rail Trail that highlights the history of bridges in Turners Falls and Montague City. Come learn about the many challenges associated with getting over the Connecticut River in our villages. We will meet at the main entrance to the center. Bring your bike, water, bug spray, helmet, and sun block.  
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River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks 10:00 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill history.  
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Third Thursday in Turners Falls 8:04 pm
Third Thursday in Turners Falls @ Shea Theater
Aug 24 @ 8:04 pm – 9:04 pm
Turners Falls RiverCulture Third Thursday Event: Latino History Day in Turners Falls at the Shea Theater and other venues downtown. See full details at herencialatina2015-16.org and turnersfallsriverculture.org.
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Kidleidoscope 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope
Kidleidoscope Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. Each program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall. –August 4           Dragonflies,  –August 11          Rabbits,  –August 18          Snakes,  –August 25          Coyotes,  –September 1     Bats,  –September 8     Butterflies,  –September 15   Raptors,  –September 22   Moose,  –September 29   Squirrels,  –October 6           Bears
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River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks 10:00 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canal-side Rail Trail Nature and History Walks Meet outside our main entrance at 10 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to learn about plants, animals, and mill history.  
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