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Great Hall Exhibit: “The Time of My Life”; Vintage Views of Western Massachusetts 10:00 am
Great Hall Exhibit: “The Time of My Life”; Vintage Views of Western Massachusetts @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
“Having the time of my life.” So wrote Bernice on a postcard sent to her “Ma” in the early 20th century—one among many cards from Memorial Hall Museum’s collection, now in the Great Hall. Enlarged postcard scenes take visitors on an imaginary road trip, with stops at Mount Tom, Mount Holyoke Summit House, Sugarloaf, Turners Falls, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls and the Mohawk Trail. Sit down and relax with reproduction postal souvenir albums, a hands-on stereoscope, and a Viewmaster with other area scenes that paint pictures of civic pride and new ideas about leisure and travel. Before cell phones and social media, the picture postcard reigned supreme. Sponsored by Memorial Hall Museum.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Precipitation 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Precipitation @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off. Why not discover something new? Join Olivia and Sam from the Student Conservation Association for a fun filled hour of precipitation. Learn all about the flow of the water cycle and the different forms that water takes. For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult, but all are welcome to join us for stories, activities, and crafts!
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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.
Jim Eagan & Anand Nayak to perform at Great Falls Coffeehouse 7:00 pm
Jim Eagan & Anand Nayak to perform at Great Falls Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jim Eagan & Anand Nayak to perform at Great Falls Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jim Eagan and Anand Nayak together, will be pickin’ and singin’ folk and blues; originals and covers.  Jim’s finger-style guitar and vocals combine well with multi- instrumentalist and vocalist Anand Nayak. Jim Eagan is a Western Mass singer/songwriter who plays folk and blues. One of Jim’s original songs, “Ain’t In No Hurry” has recently been featured as the title track to Jorma Kaukonen’s latest album release. Anand Nayak is a Grammy-nominated record producer; he also performs with valley folk favorites, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. Coffee and homemade baked goods are available. Museum is open during intermission. Donations help the Friends of the Discovery Center provide free nature programming for the public. Wheelchair accessible.
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All Cooped Up! Music Concert 7:00 pm
All Cooped Up! Music Concert @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative (COOP) features solo artists, established duos, and small group performers who perform an unpredictable mix of folk, rock, country, Celtic, jazz and swing. Suggested donations.
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