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Art Exhibit: Migrations, Great Hall 10:00 am
Art Exhibit: Migrations, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
Art exhibit for the Fourth Annual Migrations Festival. Join us on October 13th 2-4 p.m. for the Festival, a celebration of human and natural diversity of the Americas and the upper Connecticut River Valley.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off on October 2nd and 23rd. Why not discover something new? Join us in a self-guided investigation station exploring our beloved New England fall foliage, and play a game of leaf peeping bike path B-I-N-G-O. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bears, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bears, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 4 @ 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. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Bat Day, Great Hall 1:00 pm
Bat Day, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Amanda Melinchuk, Bat Research Monitor with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, shares her expertise and talk about the myths and misconceptions surrounding bats, why bats are important, the bats in Massachusetts, threats to bats such as White-nose Syndrome, what you can do to help bats, and information on bat houses. Followed by Q & A.
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How to Make Your Apartment or Home Comfortable Year Round, Great Hall 6:30 pm
How to Make Your Apartment or Home Comfortable Year Round, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Landlords, renters and homeowners are invited to a workshop, How to Make Your Apartment or Home Comfortable Year Round, from 6:30pm-8pm. Landlords may learn about incentives to make their buildings more efficient & comfortable, for lower tenant turnover, tapping into big incentives for capital improvements such as insulation and efficient heating. Tenants may hear how to make their apartments cozier and waste less money on energy, from program giveaways like LED light bulbs and efficient refrigerators. Brought to you by Drawdown Montague, Community Action Pioneer Valley, the Center for EcoTechnology & the Montague Energy Committee.  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Squirrels, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Squirrels, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 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. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
Edward J Hines to perform at Coffeehouse 7:00 pm
Edward J Hines to perform at Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Edward J Hines to perform at Coffeehouse @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Edward J Hines will perform Middle Eastern folk, classical and original music on on old-world lutes–featuring his original American Oud ® – a unique instrument that is part Middle Eastern lute, part classical guitar which is Hines’ own creation.  Hines uses Turkish modes and rhythms as inspirations for his own compositions. The title of his musical performance is: Soft Sounds for a Loud World Doors open at 6:30 pm. ~ Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$15  ~ Free for children. Coffee and refreshments available. Museum open during intermission.  ~   Wheelchair accessible
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Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art, Great Hall 10:30 am
Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This is the fifth in a series of water-themed programs in the Great Hall featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. The story book pages from A Drop of Water by Gordon Morrison are on display. Make a small nature-weaving using plants and grasses like those living near our ponds, streams, marshes, and swamps. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults are welcome too!
Great Falls Word Festival: Haiku Circle, Great Hall 3:00 pm
Great Falls Word Festival: Haiku Circle, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Great Falls Word Festival sponsored by Human Error Publishing and RiverCulture includes a haiku reading at the Center. For a full schedule of events see greatfallswordfestival.com.
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4th Annual Migrations Festival, Great Hall 2:00 pm
4th Annual Migrations Festival, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We would be honored for you to join us at the 4th Annual Migrations Festival, a celebration of human and natural diversity of the upper Connecticut River Valley and the Americas. Come enjoy music by the youth of Musica Franklin, traditional Central and South American music by Juan-Carlos Carpio, light refreshments and art from Central America. Free and open to all. This event is a collaboration of DCR, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, RiverCulture, the Guatemala Art and Culture Connection and the people of Turners Falls.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bats, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bats, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 18 @ 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. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Great Falls Fest 2:00 pm
Great Falls Fest @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discover us on Avenue A! We are joining the fray of harvest fun this fall during the Great Falls Fest, also known as Pumpkin Fest. Kids and families— make fall seasonal animal crafts at our outdoor tables on the Avenue, from 2-6 pm. Enjoy our museum exhibits during our open hours from 10 am-6 pm.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off on October 2nd and 23rd. Why not discover something new? Join us in a self-guided investigation station exploring our beloved New England fall foliage, and play a game of leaf peeping bike path B-I-N-G-O. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult.
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Exhibit: 25 Years of Cider Days, Great Hall 10:00 am
Exhibit: 25 Years of Cider Days, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm
Over twenty-five years, CiderDays has evolved to a three day, county-wide festival celebrating the apple in all of its forms and providing sessions on every aspect of apple usage. The Great Falls Discovery Center hosts an exhibition of historic cider presses and images that honor the orchards, producers and enthusiasts who have advanced the art of cidermaking. Sponsored by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. November 1-3, 2019. For a full schedule visit: ciderdays.org.
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Annual Rag Shag Parade, Avenue A 5:00 pm
Annual Rag Shag Parade, Avenue A @ Avenue A
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Halloween open hours until 6 p.m. because we have candy! The Turners Falls VFW invites all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to a parade on Avenue A. Meet at Food City Parking lot at dusk for the parade.