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First Day Hike! 1:00 pm
First Day Hike! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Day Hike!  Enjoy a leisurely two-mile stroll along the Canalside Rail Trail and start a healthy New Year off on the right foot. This family-friendly walk follows a gentle route providing an opportunity to discover the natural, historical, and cultural features that makes Turners Falls such an amazing place! Be prepared for cold weather. Dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the Great Hall thanks to the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Meet in the Great Hall at 1 pm. Hike begins at 1:15 pm.
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Kidleidoscope – Owls! 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Owls! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Owls!  Come learn about our animal 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. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Artist Reception: River Rooms by Alice Thomas 1:00 pm
Artist Reception: River Rooms by Alice Thomas @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Artist Reception: River Rooms by Alice Thomas Come view this unique series of paintings by Alice Thomas on display December 23 through March 2. See the “rooms” and meet Alice to ask about them. She’ll be joined by Zoar Outdoor with a water craft and their informative and action-packed video about river fun.
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Coffeehouse: The Well Tempered Ukes 7:00 pm
Coffeehouse: The Well Tempered Ukes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffeehouse: The Well Tempered Ukes @ Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
The Well Tempered Ukes are Robin Hoffman, Marlene Wong, and Richard Perlmutter, a Western Massachusetts acoustic ukulele trio. Not your usual oldies band, they pluck, strum, harmonize and cover their way through Renaissance, parlor, pop, and art songs — the great song hits of the last 500 years, with a “TWIST.” They provide a fun and educational show with interesting music, unique arrangements, some original songs, and a petting zoo of vintage and contemporary ukuleles of all sizes. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local talent. Refreshments available. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and museum store open during intermission.
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Kidleidoscope – Winter Birds! 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Winter Birds! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Winter Birds!  Come learn about our animal 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. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Donald Kroodsma: Listening to a Continent Sing 1:00 pm
Donald Kroodsma: Listening to a Continent Sing @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Donald Kroodsma: Listening to a Continent Sing @ Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center present: Donald Kroodsma: Listening to a Continent Sing Join birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma on a ten-week, ten-state bicycle journey as he travels with his son from the Atlantic to the Pacific, lingering and listening to our continent sing as no one has before. On remote country roads, over terrain vast and spectacular, from dawn to dusk and sometimes through the night, you will gain a deep appreciation for the natural symphony of birdsong many of us take for granted. Come along and marvel at how expressive these creatures are as Kroodsma leads you west across nearly five thousand miles—at a leisurely pace that enables a deep listen. This slide show presentation is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Free program ~ All are welcome
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Kidleidoscope – Groundhogs! 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Groundhogs! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Groundhogs! 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. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Who’s Been Here? Let’s Find out! 1:00 pm
Who’s Been Here? Let’s Find out! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Who’s Been Here? Let’s find out! Join us for stories, crafts, and a tracking adventure to find out who has been outside in the snow at the Discovery Center. For ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.
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