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Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O 10:30 am
Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O Kids – grab your parents and we’ll go exploring! 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! For this special edition of bike path bingo, we focus on the amazing New England fall color right outside our doors. Meet at the main entrance to the Center. Please bring water and wear layers and sturdy shoes.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels 9:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels 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: The Nite Caps 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: The Nite Caps @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: The Nite Caps @ Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
The Nite Caps will kick-up a ruckus with a repertoire of class country, particularly the honky-tonk era and western swing.  Get ready to kick off your shoes and enjoy some County Western Swing with this local 5-piece country combo band. Coffee 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 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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Naming the Land: History of the Pioneer Valley Association: A talk with Mike Jackson 1:00 pm
Naming the Land: History of the Pioneer Valley Association: A talk with Mike Jackson @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 14 1 pm Naming the Land: History of the Pioneer Valley Association A talk with Mike Jackson “Pioneer Valley” is a phrase invented to entice urban residents in their new motorcars to vacation in rural Western Massachusetts. A Montague Cultural Council grant program.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear 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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Great Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) 2:00 pm
Great Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Great Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) Discover us on Avenue A! We are joining the fray of harvest fun once again this fall. Kids and families— make fall seasonal animal crafts at our outdoor tables near the corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street from 2-6 pm. Enjoy our museum exhibits during our special extended open hours from 10 am to 6 pm.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats 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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Monarch Butterfly StoryWalk® — Gotta Go! Gotta Go! 1:00 pm
Monarch Butterfly StoryWalk® — Gotta Go! Gotta Go! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
As part of our Third Annual Migration Festival celebration, we are reprising our monarch butterfly StoryWalk®. Join us for a migratory journey at the Discovery Center, as we read together the story of “a teeny-tiny creepy-crawly bug” (a Monarch butterfly caterpillar) in Gotta Go! Gotta Go! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Third Annual Migrations Festival 5:00 pm
Third Annual Migrations Festival @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  Third Annual Migrations Festival We would be honored for you to join us at the 3rd Annual Migrations Festival, a celebration of human and natural biodiversity. Come enjoy art, music, dance and traditional food offered by the diverse local people of the upper Connecticut River Valley. Free and open to all. Sponsored by DCR, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, RiverCulture, and the people of Turners Falls.
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Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A 3:00 pm
Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A Special Halloween open hours until 6 pm because we have candy! The Turners Falls VFW invites all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to a parade along Avenue A. Meet at Food City Parking lot at dusk for the parade.