Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
You Are Here: A Juried Community Art Exhibit 10:00 am
You Are Here: A Juried Community Art Exhibit @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – Feb 29 @ 4:00 pm
Work by regional artists in multiple media exploring maps, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries, curated by Exploded View. Where do you live? Where are you from? Where do you dream? How do you find your way? Where are your borders? Do maps lie? During these two months, you may also come upon members of Exploded View working in various corners of the building. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Where Do We Grow From Here? 11:00 am
Where Do We Grow From Here? @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Montague Planning Department is sponsoring a conversation, “Where do we grow from here?” in the Great Hall to review the award winning 2013 Turners Falls Livability Report and to update the public on upcoming building projects in Turners Falls. With panel discussions and slide shows, Turners Falls residents and business owners, this is your chance to examine where we are now, learn about timelines for town projects, and provide vital feedback to the Town and community. Snow date is February 8.
2
Exploded View Presents: Mapping the Heart 1:00 pm
Exploded View Presents: Mapping the Heart @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Make a Valentine for your loved one, human or wild. You can even make a Valentine to send to your favorite climate activist, scientist, Senator or Congressperson. Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks in the Great Hall. For all ages. Supplies are provided. Sponsored by Exploded View, CFCE Playgroup, and our Friends Group.
3
4
5
6
7
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 7 @ 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, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  Join us for preschool yoga afterwards!
Yoga for Preschoolers 11:30 am
Yoga for Preschoolers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in the Great Hall for a kids yoga program for preschool-aged children, including mindful games, movement, breathing practices and stories. Caregivers stay on-site during the class and are encouraged to join in the fun! Jackie Howard is a Yoga Alliance-certified Akhanda teacher and is trained in the Full of Joy Yoga for Children technique. She teaches at Great Falls Yoga, The Academy of Early Learning and Khalsa Childcare.
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Porcupines 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Porcupines @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Porcupines Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  Join us for preschool yoga afterwards!
Yoga For Preschoolers 11:30 am
Yoga For Preschoolers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in the Great Hall for a kids yoga program for preschool-aged children, including mindful games, movement, breathing practices and stories. Caregivers stay on-site during the class and are encouraged to join in the fun! Jackie Howard is a Yoga Alliance-certified Akhanda teacher and is trained in the Full of Joy Yoga for Children technique. She teaches at Great Falls Yoga, The Academy of Early Learning and Khalsa Childcare.
Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Same Old Blues 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Same Old Blues @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Same Old Blues @ Great Falls Discovery Center
  Same Old Blues performs Piedmont style blues from the 1920’s-30’s on guitar, harmonica, washboard, Cajón (drum box), moose bones and more. Their style of blues is heavily influenced by syncopated ragtime music (unlike the hard driving Chicago style blues). Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested sliding scale donation $6–$15, free for children. Refreshments available. Suggested donations support educational programming at the Center. Museum open during intermission.  The Center is wheelchair accessible.
15
February School Vacation Week: Open More Hours and Investigation Stations 10:00 am
February School Vacation Week: Open More Hours and Investigation Stations @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Don’t get cabin fever! Come on by during school vacation week to explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt, enjoy a program, and spend some time at our “You Are Here” investigation station all about maps.
16
17
18
19
20
Maps and Legends 12:00 pm
Maps and Legends @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maps and Legends You’ve probably seen a map of the world, a map of your country, and a map of a shopping mall where you were trying to find the food court. But have you ever seen a map where California is an island, where Mars has oceans, or where US states have names like Cascade and Cochise? During this brown-bag lunch learning session in the Great Hall, learn why mapmakers don’t always get things right, and to try making some maps of your own. For teenagers and adults.
21
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  Join us for preschool yoga afterwards!
Yoga For Preschoolers 11:30 am
Yoga For Preschoolers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in the Great Hall for a kids yoga program for preschool-aged children, including mindful games, movement, breathing practices and stories. Caregivers stay on-site during the class and are encouraged to join in the fun! Jackie Howard is a Yoga Alliance-certified Akhanda teacher and is trained in the Full of Joy Yoga for Children technique. She teaches at Great Falls Yoga, The Academy of Early Learning and Khalsa Childcare.
22
Get in Touch with Winter and Not Get (Too) Cold 1:00 pm
Get in Touch with Winter and Not Get (Too) Cold @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Just like us, other animals have lots of ways to live during winter. In this family program, see and feel how wildlife copes with cold, snow, and wind. Meet in the Great Hall for hands-on experiments and demonstrations that help us make these discoveries. Weather permitting, we may investigate outdoors. Bundle up! For children 6 and up, their grown-ups, siblings and friends.
23
Exploded View Presents: An Open Discussion on Surveillance in Our Lives 1:00 pm
Exploded View Presents: An Open Discussion on Surveillance in Our Lives @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  Michael Jackson, editor of the Montague Reporter, leads an open discussion in the Great Hall on the increasing surveillance of our movements, actions, and associations. How can we reduce this growing record?
24
25
26
27
28
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour –  Coyotes Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  Join us for preschool yoga afterwards!
Yoga For Preschoolers 11:30 am
Yoga For Preschoolers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in the Great Hall for a kids yoga program for preschool-aged children, including mindful games, movement, breathing practices and stories. Caregivers stay on-site during the class and are encouraged to join in the fun! Jackie Howard is a Yoga Alliance-certified Akhanda teacher and is trained in the Full of Joy Yoga for Children technique. She teaches at Great Falls Yoga, The Academy of Early Learning and Khalsa Childcare.
29
Exploded View Presents: Open Mic 1:00 pm
Exploded View Presents: Open Mic @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Join Exploded View’s ongoing conversation in the Great Hall about mapping, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries. Each reader will have up to five minutes.