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Artist Reception: Portraits of African Americans, Past and Present + Lecture 1:00 pm
Artist Reception: Portraits of African Americans, Past and Present + Lecture @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Artist Reception: Portraits of African Americans, Past and Present Turners Falls RiverCulture presents an art exhibit featuring near life-size paintings by Louise Minks and fabric sculpture by Belinda Lyons Zucker. Tim Neumann, of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, will give a lecture, “A Web of Community: Slavery in a Rural New England Town” at 2:30 pm. Great Hall Art Display: Portraits of African Americans, Past and Present An Exhibition by Louise Minks (painting) and Belinda Lyons Zucker (sculpture) February 5 through the end of March
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Great Falls Coffeehouse presents David Fersh 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents David Fersh @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse— David Fersh offers a concert version of his recent album “Songs of Peace, Protest & Spirit.” Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local musical talent. Refreshments available. Museum and museum store open during intermission.
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School Vacation Week – OPEN ALL WEEK! 10:00 am
School Vacation Week – OPEN ALL WEEK! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week— Open Every Day All Week Long — We are expanding our winter hours this week so stop by for investigation stations on planting seeds on 2/15, making your own nature journal on 2/16, exploring mammal adaptations to winter on 2/17, indoor birding on 2/18, and bobcats on 2/19.
Who Do you Love? — Valentines for Wildlife 10:00 am
Who Do you Love? — Valentines for Wildlife @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Who Do you Love? — Valentines for Wildlife- For all ages, come make Valentines to give to the ones you love, keep for yourself, or give to your favorite wildlife biologist—all in honor of your favorite animal. Meet in the Great Hall
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Canal Stroll along Migratory Way 1:00 pm
Canal Stroll along Migratory Way @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canal Stroll along Migratory Way –  Dress warm in layers with winter boots for a moderate walk to Migratory Way for about 2.5 miles. For adults and sturdy young hikers with an adult. Meet at main entrance of the center.
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Plant a Seed and Think Spring! – Investigation Station at the Front Desk 10:00 am
Plant a Seed and Think Spring! – Investigation Station at the Front Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plant a Seed and Think Spring! Investigation Station at the Front Desk Start planting native flower seeds to enjoy and care for indoors because it’s never too early to think Spring. All supplies provided.
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Make Your Own Nature Journal – Investigation Station at the Front Desk 10:00 am
Make Your Own Nature Journal – Investigation Station at the Front Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Make Your Own Nature Journal Create a space to grow your thoughts, feelings, ideas, activities, and relationship with the natural world. All Supplies provided.
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Mammal adaptations to Winter – Investigation Station at the Front Desk 10:00 am
Mammal adaptations to Winter – Investigation Station at the Front Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
   Mammal adaptations to Winter – Investigation Station at the Front Desk Investigate the variety of ways mammals adapt to changing seasons.  Do they hibernate or activate or just take it easy in their warm winter coats?
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Indoor Birding – Investigation Station at the Front Desk 10:00 am
Indoor Birding – Investigation Station at the Front Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Birding – Investigation Station at the Front Desk Build up your birding skills with binoculars and field guides without the pressure of the birds flying away! Our exhibits and bird feeders will give you lots of chances.
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Kidleidoscope – Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope— Bobcats 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. Meet in the Great Hall. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian.
All About Bobcats – Investigation Station at the Front Desk 12:00 pm
All About Bobcats – Investigation Station at the Front Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All About Bobcats – Join us at the front desk from noon t0 4 pm  (and/or in the Great Hall for a bobcat story hour at 10:30 am) to learn how to think like a bobcat.
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The Nolumbeka Project’s Full Snow Moon Gathering 12:00 pm
The Nolumbeka Project’s Full Snow Moon Gathering @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Nolumbeka Project’s Full Snow Moon Gathering— Jennifer Lee (Metis/Narragansett, Pequot) will share her personal journey as a Native American descendant and her explorations of history and culture.
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Kidleidoscope – Owls 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope – Owls @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope— Owls 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. Meet in the Great Hall. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian.
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Build a Blue Bird House 10:30 am
Build a Blue Bird House @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Build a Blue Bird House— Help the blue birds in your neighborhood get ready for spring nesting by building a birdhouse with specifications just for them. Please register to reserve your space. Call 413-863-3221. Free.
From Africa to Hip Hop 4:00 pm
From Africa to Hip Hop @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
From Africa to Hip Hop— Hear the history of music from New York spoken word poet Bob McNeil. His lecture will celebrate music through essays, poems, stories and quotes, as part of Turners Falls RiverCulture’s Black History Month.
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