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Great Hall Art Display: Portraits of Native People of the Valley- Photos by Sara K. Lyons, Curated by Rhonda Anderson 10:00 am
Great Hall Art Display: Portraits of Native People of the Valley- Photos by Sara K. Lyons, Curated by Rhonda Anderson @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 4:00 pm
  This exhibit is offered as part of the Radical Interconnectedness Festival. Images from Sara’s fine art photographic series have been exhibited in group shows throughout New England. Sara teaches art, photography, and design at a public charter school and Greenfield Community College.
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M.A.P.S. Bird Banding Station 1:00 pm
M.A.P.S. Bird Banding Station @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Ashley Green in learning about a M.A.P.S. Bird Banding Station in Warwick, MA. Get to know which birds are caught at the station and what demographic information is collected. Also learn how that information can be useful in the conservation of birds and their habitats.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Self–guided Games Day!  12:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Self–guided Games Day!  @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off. Why not discover something new? Join us in a self–guided game day! Meet at the Welcome Desk to grab an outdoor bike path B-I-N-G-O sheet or an indoor scavenger hunt for animals in the Watershed. Test your conservation habit forming powers with a memory game and more! For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult.
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m & e duo to perform at Coffeehouse 7:00 pm
m & e duo to perform at Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
m & e duo to perform at Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
m & e, is a classical and folk guitar and voice duo.  Their cover repertoire spans the ages, with songs in English, French and Spanish by composers as diverse as John Dowland, Franz Schubert, Manuel de Falla, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and the Indigo Girls. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$12, free for children. Coffee and homemade baked goods available. Wheelchair accessible.  
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Mark your Calendars: The Turners Falls Fishway is open! 9:00 am
Mark your Calendars: The Turners Falls Fishway is open! @ Turners Falls Fishway
May 11 @ 9:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Turners Falls Fishway Open – Saturday, May 11 — Sunday, June 16  Don’t miss the annual spring migration of fish at the Turners Falls Fishway which is just a leap or two down the street from the center at 15 First Street. Then, visit us at the Great Falls Discovery Center.
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary presents: The Wonderful World of Birds 1:00 pm
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary presents: The Wonderful World of Birds @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Mass Audubon’s Naturalist Laura Beltran to learn about the wonder of birds through hands on activities. We’ll observe different feathers, sing like birds, and explore different species. Meet in the Great Hall. For families and all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.
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Artist Reception: Vital. Vibrant. Visible. Local Indigenous Identity Through Portraiture 10:00 am
Artist Reception: Vital. Vibrant. Visible. Local Indigenous Identity Through Portraiture @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet curator Rhonda Anderson, Iñupiaq – Athabaskan, and photographer Sara K. Lyons who worked together to reveal contemporary Indigenous community members through portraiture. “We are Vital. We are Vibrant. We are Visible,” writes Rhonda. “We are still here.” Images from Sara’s fine art photographic series have been exhibited in group shows throughout New England. Sara teaches art, photography, and design at a public charter school and Greenfield Community College.
The Nolumbeka Project Presents Annual Day of Remembrance: The 1676 massacre of Natives at the falls 1:00 pm
The Nolumbeka Project Presents Annual Day of Remembrance: The 1676 massacre of Natives at the falls @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    This commemoration sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project observes the 343rd anniversary of that tragedy. Meet in the Great Hall, rain or shine. Activities include a commemorative circle and sharing. Members of the Tribal and non-Tribal public are welcome. Open to all.
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Stone Prayers 7:00 pm
Stone Prayers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This presentation  features guest speaker Dr. Curtiss Hoffman, professor emeritus at Bridgewater State University, who has just released his book, Stone Prayers: Native Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard.
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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
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kids – grab your parents and we’ll go exploring along the Canalside Rail Trail! 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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