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GREAT HALL ART EXHIBIT: CAST OF SWANS
GREAT HALL ART EXHIBIT: CAST OF SWANS @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 4 – Jun 1 all-day
An exhibition of works on paper by painter and printmaker, Karen Axtell.
STORY WALK® Series: Jam & Honey
STORY WALK® Series: Jam & Honey @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 20 – Jun 29 all-day
Enjoy a story, fresh air and exercise! Join us on the grounds of the center for a FREE series of self-guided StoryWalks® featuring children’s picture books. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route. Wonderful stories await!  May 20 through June 29 – Jam & Honey by Melita Morales, for ages 3-7, and everyone who appreciates pollinators.  The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Story Walk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This StoryWalk® is provided by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Interpretive Services
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15TH ANNUAL FREE FAMILY FISHING DAY 10:00 am
15TH ANNUAL FREE FAMILY FISHING DAY @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Parking is free at each site, and there is a FREE SHUTTLE BUS between Barton Cove and the Discovery Center. At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill Fishing equipment provided for the day. Limited supplies available, so bring your own pole if you have it. No fishing license needed. At the Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A Fly lure tying demonstrations. Live fish from the Conte Anadromous Fish Research Lab Hop on the FREE shuttle bus to and from Barton Cove. At the Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street Fish Printing: The art of Gyotaku from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light Power, the Turners Falls Fishway, the Friends of the Discovery Center, and the USGS Conte Research Lab.
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Great Hall Photography Exhibit: Pollinators and Predators of Massachusetts and Costa Rica
Great Hall Photography Exhibit: Pollinators and Predators of Massachusetts and Costa Rica @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 8 – Jul 5 all-day
Come see photographer Bart Bouricius’ pollinators and predators, an exhibit featuring insects and arachnids. Enjoy the beauty and fascinating entangled lives of some of the small beings that help maintain our world.
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Amphibian Migration 6:30 pm
Amphibian Migration @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mass Audubon presents a virtual program on amphibian migration, in partnership with Montague Public Libraries. Learn about the frogs and salamanders that migrate between their seasonal habitats and how they do it. We’ll also introduce conservation efforts that are protecting these species and how you can help. To register, email librarydirector@montague-ma.gov or call (413) 863-3214.
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Pop-up or Pop in: Preschool Art Program 10:30 am
Pop-up or Pop in: Preschool Art Program @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  A special FREE program for ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome. Inspired by poetry, song, and story, come make beautiful art—soaking up the natural world as we go! Pop-up gel-printing in the courtyard. If it’s rainy, just pop-in to the Great Hall to make small works of art.
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Friends Annual Meeting and Historical Walking Tour 1:00 pm
Friends Annual Meeting and Historical Walking Tour @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  Meet in the Great Hall and get to know members of the Center’s Friends Group and help elect officers for the board. Find out how to become a member too. Then, join local historians Ed Gregory and David Brule and Town Planner Walter Ramsey for a leisurely walking tour along the Canalside Rail Trail. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Art Naturally Series 10:30 am
Art Naturally Series @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  Discover nature through story, poetry, and art in our series of FREE Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, instruction and techniques help you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). Meet in the Great Hall. All materials are provided. The series continues next month!
Great Hall Photography Reception and Slideshow: Pollinators and Predators of Massachusetts and Costa Rica 1:00 pm
Great Hall Photography Reception and Slideshow: Pollinators and Predators of Massachusetts and Costa Rica @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Join photographer Bart Bouricius in the Great Hall for a slideshow presentation featuring insects and arachnids and a reception. Enjoy the beauty and fascinating entangled lives of some of the small beings that help maintain our world.
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Mass Audubon Presents Beneficial Bats 6:30 pm
Mass Audubon Presents Beneficial Bats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  Join this virtual program on beneficial bats and how they help us, in partnership with Montague Public Libraries. Bats are extremely beneficial to our society through insect population control and medical research contribution. Discover the life history and biology of bats, what’s truth and what’s myth, and the conservation challenges that threaten their population today. To register, email librarydirector@montague-ma.gov or call (413) 863-3214.
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