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Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations 10:00 am
Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 26 2019 @ 10:00 am – Jan 5 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  Take a break from the holidays and stop by the Center’s investigation stations, explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt for animals in our Connecticut River Watershed, or draw your own Junior Duck Stamp. Closed on Christmas Day. Open 12/26 through 1/5. Open on New Year’s Day.
First Day Hike 1:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Enjoy a leisurely three-mile stroll down the Canalside Rail Trail and get the New Year started off on a Great Falls note. This family friendly hike follows a gentle route and provides an opportunity to discover the abundant natural, historical, and cultural features that make the Center and rail trail such an amazing State Park! Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the Discovery Center’s Great Hall. Meet at 1 p.m. in Great Hall. Hike begins at 1:15 p.m.
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Artist Reception: Exploded View Presents: You Are Here 1:00 pm
Artist Reception: Exploded View Presents: You Are Here @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Artists’ Reception 1–2 p.m.; Exploded View Performance 2–3 p.m. A chance to meet the artists in the juried community art exhibit, followed by new work from Exploded View that touches on migration, climate change, strange bedfellows, and collective disquiet. Snow date: January 19 (see below). 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.
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Exploded View Presents: Put Your Story on the Map 1:00 pm
Exploded View Presents: Put Your Story on the Map @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the curators of the You Are Here art exhibit in a community mapping project focusing on Turners Falls that combines personal history with visions for the future. Additionally, this project will be available as a self-directed activity in the Great Hall January 19 through February 29. Perhaps you’ll consider weighing in with your thoughts about downtown Turners Falls Livability too. The Montague Planning Department is sponsoring a conversation, “Where do we grow from here?” on February 1st in the Great Hall, to review the award winning 2013 Livability Report (see montague-ma.gov for details), and update the public on upcoming building projects in Turners Falls. In the event of a snowstorm on January 12, the Artists’ Reception and Exploded View performance will be changed to January 19, 1-3 p.m.
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Exploded View Presents: Napping 1:00 pm
Exploded View Presents: Napping @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
These are overwhelming times and sometimes we just need to go to bed. So come do it! Sleep is necessary, and Americans are sleep deprived. People around the world often don’t have a safe place to rest. Let’s recharge. Meet in the Great Hall. Ambient live music provided. BYOB—Bring your own blanket!
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