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Winter and Spring Preschool Series: On the Move – Bird Migration – Winter & Spring Saturday Preschool Series 10:30 am
Winter and Spring Preschool Series: On the Move – Bird Migration – Winter & Spring Saturday Preschool Series @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Winter & Spring Saturday Preschool Series On the Move – Bird Migration.  Let’s welcome our nesting bird friends back from their amazing journeys with stories, crafts, & games. Led by Janel Nockleby, each program will feature stories, activities, and crafts for ages 3 – 6 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. If you enjoy our summer Kidleidoscope series, then you will not want to miss these programs!
Great Falls Coffeehouse: Judy Handler & Mark Levesque 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse: Judy Handler & Mark Levesque @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Flyer Handler & Levesque Handler and Levesque are a Connecticut-based husband and wife duo, who blend Brazilian, Latin, gypsy, jazz, classical and folk music influences to create their unique, expressive arrangements. Audiences respond with great enthusiasm to their extraordinary sound, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of their music. Included on the program will be music from Spain, Italy, Ireland, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, the U.S. and more! Enjoy passionate & lyrical music from around the world for guitars & mandolin. 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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Piti Theatre Company: Innocenzo 11:00 am
Piti Theatre Company: Innocenzo
May 9 @ 11:00 am
Innocenzo blends live music, humor and magic to tell the tale of a clown who falls sick. After visiting many doctors and healers unable to explain his bewildering symptoms, he finally understands his illness is being caused by electromagnetic pollution and begins to heal . . . The show is joyous, poetic and for all ages. The story is inspired by the real life experience of its’ co-creator Godeliève Richard. http://ptco.org/shows/innocenzo/en/ This free family friendly event will take place in the historic Great Hall of the Great Falls Discovery Center at 2 Avenue A, in downtown Turners Falls. 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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The River’s Song
The River’s Song @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 16 all-day
The River’s Song The River’s Song Project, conceived as an innovative year-long study combining the arts and the environment gives voice to a diverse constituency along the Connecticut River basin and highlights its ecology. A full day of activities will be held at Unity Park and the Great Falls Discovery Center, including art making, story time, music, a parade, a walking tour, and a sound and dance performance. See turnersfallsriverculture.org for the latest schedule updates. SCHEDULE ALL DAY: Storefront Video Installations along Avenue A, Turners Falls by the Millers Falls Arts Bridge Artists 9am-5pm: Turners Falls Fish Ladder, First St and Unity Park 10-4 pm: Great Falls Discovery Center Environmental Exhibits, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls MA 11:00am – 3:00 pm: Kid’s Art Making Activities: The Art Garden under the tent at Great Falls Discovery Center 11:00am -3:00 pm: Connecticut River Watershed Council presents children’s story time of “The Fish in the Polka Dot Dress” (every hour on the hour) and learn about rivers with a hands-on water table. Great Falls Discovery Center 1:00-1:30pm: Reconciliation Commemoration Ceremony with the Nolumbeka Project at The River Tent, Unity Park 1:30-2:30pm: Visioning Bear Drumming, The River Tent, Unity Park 2:30-3:00 pm: Spoken Word with David Brulee, The Nolumbeka Project, The River Tent, Unity Park 3:00pm: The River Parade-Gather at the Art Garden Tent at Great Falls Discovery Center 4:00pm: The River’s Song Soundscape performance with Tony Vacca at the Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A 5:30-7:00 pm: Historic Native American Sites Walking Tour with David Brule of the Nolumbeka Project, gather at Great Falls Discovery Center 6:30-8:00pm: Meet the Artist: Trash to Treasure reception in the Great Hall, Great Falls Discovery Center, 8:15pm: Gathering begins for Water Dance:Sound and Light Performance with drumming by Ricardo Frota at the Iron Bridge behind Great Falls Discovery Center 8:45pm: WaterDance Sound and Light show with Phyllis Labanowski Iron Bridge/Unity Park  
Artist Reception: River’s Song Project: Meet the Artists in the Great Hall 6:30 pm
Artist Reception: River’s Song Project: Meet the Artists in the Great Hall @ greatfalls discovery center
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
As part of The River’s Song Project, art work created from found objects and trash collected in the Connecticut River Watershed will be exhibited at the Great Hall in the Turners Falls Discovery Center April 4th through May 27th, 2015.
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Memorial Day 10:00 am
Memorial Day @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Memorial Day We will be open every day all summer long 10 am – 4 pm, including ALL holidays. Take a bike ride or stroll along the canal, and then stop on by for a museum scavenger hunt.  
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Kidleidoscope season kick-off – Birds! 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope season kick-off – Birds! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope season kick-off! Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed! Kidleidoscope is a kid-friendly, hands-on environmental experience for young children. Each topic includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to the natural world. Programming recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Today we will learn about birds and their different beaks. How do they eat their lunch?  
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