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Great Hall Art and History Exhibits: “PaperJam” and “On a Roll– the Story of Paper in Turners Falls” 10:00 am
Great Hall Art and History Exhibits: “PaperJam” and “On a Roll– the Story of Paper in Turners Falls” @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Great Hall Art and History Exhibits: “PaperJam” and “On a Roll– the Story of Paper in Turners Falls” PaperJam is a community art show curated by Exploded View – all inspired by paper. On a Roll– the Story of Paper in Turners Falls is an exhibit exploring the transition from hand-made to machine-made paper, the paper industry’s arrival in Turners Falls, and the rise and fall of the village’s paper mills. This programming made possible with the support of DCR, RiverCulture, and the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.  
Sunday Movie Matinee: Dynamite, Whiskey, & Wood 2:00 pm
Sunday Movie Matinee: Dynamite, Whiskey, & Wood @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Movie Matinee: Dynamite, Whiskey, & Wood Join us for a showing of the movie, Dynamite, Whiskey, & Wood: Connecticut River Log Drives 1870-1915, by Ed Klekowski, Elizabeth Wilda, and Libby Klekowski. True stories and tall tales are brought back to life!  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Butterflies 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Butterflies @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Butterflies 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  
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Tin Can Paper Making 10:30 am
Tin Can Paper Making @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tin Can Paper Making Try making paper with different fibers—cotton, abaca, and recycled paper—using the easy and fun tin-can pour method! Take your paper home and write something special on it. Learn about different hand and machine papermaking processes. FREE, all materials provided.  
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PaperJam: Artist Reception for community art show and Exploded View Performance 2:00 pm
PaperJam: Artist Reception for community art show and Exploded View Performance @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PaperJam: Artist Reception for community art show and Exploded View Performance Paper death typewriter heartbeat free speech cigar box ghost on a train. This programming was made possible with the support of DCR and RiverCulture.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: River Otters 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: River Otters @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: River Otters 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lunar Carnival 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lunar Carnival @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lunar Carnival @ Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lunar Carnival Lunar Carnival is a contemporary group of troubadours, playing free-range Folk spanning from Swing to Bluegrass. Vocal harmonies and instrumental improvisation abounds. Guitar, Upright Bass, Clarinet, and Drums will be included this evening. The Great Falls Coffeehouse takes place in the historic Great Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Coffee, tea and homemade baked goods are available. The museum is 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 Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call (413) 863-3221.  
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Paper Marbling 10:30 am
Paper Marbling @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Paper Marbling What can we do with paper? Decorate it! How can we decorate it? Marble it! Try a traditional Japanese marbling technique called Suminigashi and a method using shaving cream! FREE. All materials provided.  
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PoetryJam: Open Mic 4:00 pm
PoetryJam: Open Mic @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
PoetryJam: Open Mic Come and put your name in the hat. This programming was made possible with the support of DCR and RiverCulture.  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bobcats 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
Canal Drawdown and Powertown History Stroll 5:00 pm
Canal Drawdown and Powertown History Stroll @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Canal Drawdown and Powertown History Stroll Take a stroll back in time along the Canalside Rail Trail during the annual water draw down of the canal. Discover rich industrial history with local historian Ed Gregory, DCR’s Janel Nockleby, and Northfield Mountain’s Kim Noyes. Wear walking shoes and meet at the entrance of the Center for this two-mile walk on flat terrain. FREE. Register at: 800-859-2960.  
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Bookmaking 10:30 am
Bookmaking @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bookmaking Try two bookmaking methods: accordion-pleated and bamboo-skewer binding. Make one or more tiny books to take home. FREE. All materials provided. Bring your own decorative cover papers or choose from our supply.  
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Paper Trail Talk then Walk 1:00 pm
Paper Trail Talk then Walk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Paper Trail: Talk then Walk Explore the history of four major paper mills in Turners Falls with local historians and DCR staff: Bill Wilson, Ed Gregory, Sheila Damkoehler, and Janel Nockleby. A one-hour presentation in the Great Hall with Q&A, followed by a short, easy walk afterwards, weather permitting.  
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Artist Talk with Fafnir Adamites 7:00 pm
Artist Talk with Fafnir Adamites @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk with Fafnir Adamites Fafnir Adamites is a Turners Falls artist using papermaking and other traditional craft processes to create sculptural works that act as monuments and reminders of trauma, intuition and the legacy of emotional turmoil inherited from past generations. She talks about her recent work, the motivations behind her pieces and the importance of embedding meaning in the materials that she chooses.  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour –  Moose 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour –  Moose @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour –  Moose 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  
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Source to Sea Cleanup – Help Clean the Watershed! 9:00 am
Source to Sea Cleanup – Help Clean the Watershed! @ Green River Swimming Area, Nash’s Mill Road
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Source to Sea Cleanup – Help Clean the Watershed! The annual fall trash clean up of the Connecticut River includes rivers, streams, parks, and trails. All ages and abilities can volunteer at places of their choice along the four-state watershed. Clean up on foot or by boat. You can register for the cleanup through the Connecticut River Conservancy. To learn more and to sign-up please visit: ctriver.org or call Stacey at 413-772-2020 ext. 211 if you have questions.  
Origami 1:00 pm
Origami @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Origami Join Mike Naughton for an origami session to make your own paper creations. Try your hand at animal shapes, dragons, flowers, dinosaurs, and geometric shapes. Open to all ages—including adults!  FREE. All materials provided.  
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