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StoryWalk® Series* – We Planted a Tree 10:00 am
StoryWalk® Series* – We Planted a Tree @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – May 18 @ 4:00 pm
StoryWalk® Series* 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! April 14 through April 27 One Earth by Eileen Spinelli, for ages 4-8, and anyone who cares for where we live. April 29 through May 18 We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow, for ages 3-7 and everyone who celebrates trees. Happy Arbor Day, Friday, April 29th!
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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.
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KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY HOUR: FISH 10:30 am
KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY HOUR: FISH @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes stories, activities, and crafts. May be both indoors and outdoors. Siblings and friends welcome.
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ART NATURALLY SERIES 10:30 am
ART NATURALLY SERIES @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Discover nature through story and art at this first in a series of FREE spring, summer and fall Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, this program features instruction and techniques to help you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home with you. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). All materials are provided.
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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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DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND VIDEO PREMIERE 10:00 am
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND VIDEO PREMIERE @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Join the Nolumbeka project to celebrate of the release of the video series “Indigenous Voices: Stories from the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts—A Series of Short Videos about Native Life Past and Present,” from 10 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in the Great Hall. From 1:00 –3:30 p.m., a commemoration of the 346th Anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre, outdoors weather permitting, or in the Great Hall. Members of the Tribal and non-Tribal public are welcome. Free and open to all. Speakers include filmmaker Robbie Leppzer, video producer Jennifer Lee, Doug Harris, one of the organizers of the Reconciliation Ceremony in 2004, and Robert Peters, Mashpee Wampanoag artist whose paintings will be on display. http://www.nolumbekaproject.org. Co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and Mass Humanities.
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MUSICA FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CONCERT 3:00 pm
MUSICA FRANKLIN COMMUNITY CONCERT @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Musica Franklin presents a community concert, including guest artists.
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GREAT HALL ART RECEPTION: CAST OF SWANS 1:00 pm
GREAT HALL ART RECEPTION: CAST OF SWANS @ Great Falls Discovery Center
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come see an exhibition of works on paper by Painter and Printmaker, Karen Axtell including a reading from her book: Cast of Swans & a few others.
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