People looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the LaVanway Meeting Room at the Greenfield Public Library Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5pm. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
The Greenfield Public Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open Monday through Thursday, from noon to 2pm for a Writer’s Lunch. This is a self-directed free writing time open to any one looking for a place to work through lunchtime. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of Writer’s Lunch. Please contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.
A local group of volunteers, known as The Eventide Singers, offer songs of hope and comfort for the ill, homebound, dying, and their caregivers who may benefit from the healing power of music. To request this free service, please contact Joe at 413-774-5828 or Judi at 413-625-9326.
The Stone Soup Café has been providing our community with hot, nutritious meals since its inception at the All Souls Church in Greenfield in 2012. They continue to cook and serve a weekly meal at the church on Saturdays from noon until 2 p.m., and guests need only pay what they can afford; no one is turned away. In recent years, the Café has expanded considerably, and the kitchen at the church can no longer keep up with the needs of our community. New equipment is needed to continue to provide this vital service. The Café would like to invite the community to aid in their fundraising efforts so they can remain open for many years to come. Donations will be used to upgrade the kitchen as well as to improve accessibility by permanently installing a ramp in the dining area. If you are able to spare a few dollars, donations may be sent to The Stone Soup Café, P.O. Box 542, Greenfield, MA 01302. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, visit www.stonesoupgreenfield.org.
Friday, December 23rd
Come learn about the neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed with Kidleidoscope, on Friday, December 23rd at the Great Falls Discovery Center. The program, designed for ages 3 to 6, includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall at 10:30am for an hour of fun and learning. The animal friend featured on Friday, December 23rd is the deer. Siblings and friends are welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Robbins Memorial Church, 55 Munson St. Greenfield, will hold an apple pie sale on Friday, December 23rd from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Unbaked and sugar-free pies are available by reservation only; to reserve your pies today, please call 413-773-7624
Tuesday, December 27th
Join Mother Goose on the Loose with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and under at the Greenfield Public Library. Join the circle on Tuesday, December 27th at 10am as Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds an others concepts new to the little ones. The session is 45 minutes with a half hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting and play time. No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.
Make thank you cards and write to those you love who have done something nice for you this holiday season with a Thank-You Note and Letter Writing Workshop for ages 7 and up at the Greenfield Public Library. The workshop will take place Tuesday, December 27th, from 11am to 1pm in the LeVanway Room of the library.
Wednesday, December 28th
The Greenfield Public Library’s Chess Club is meeting on Wednesday, December 21st from 5:30-7:45pm. Meet up with other chess players at the Greenfield Public Library to practice and improve your game. The last Wednesday of each month is the speed chess tournament. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thursday, December 29th
Ring in the New Year with festive crowns and traditional noisemakers made at a special library workshop on Thursday, December 29th. Children ages 6 and up can bring friends and family to the Greenfield Public Library from 2 to 4pm for some festive fun and crafts!
Friday, December 30th
Come learn about the neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed with Kidleidoscope, on Friday, December 30th at the Great Falls Discovery Center. The program, designed for ages 3 to 6, includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall at 10:30am for an hour of fun and learning. The animal friend featured on Friday, December 30th is the rabbit. Siblings and friends are welcome and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, January 14th
CORRECTION: The United Church of Bernardston will hold its second-Saturday Roast Beef Supper on January 14th. The menu includes roast beef with potato and gravy, vegetable, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Please reserve seating for either 5:00 or 6:15 p.m. by calling 413-648-9306.