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Franklin County CiderDaysWe had so much fun at last year's CiderDays that we're doing it again on (as tradition would have it) the first full weekend of November 2017.

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What is CiderDays?

CiderDays is an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2017 marks our 23rd year with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Charlemont and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between. Whether you are a cider aficionado (hard or sweet), make your own cider, are an orchardist, like hanging out in bucolic orchards, or just enjoy soaking up all the goodness of autumn in New England, CiderDays is your event!

There is a charge for some of the events but many of the workshops and activities at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center and at local orchards are completely FREE.

www.ciderdays.org

STUDIO SALE at Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass

 

Come join us at Josh's studio located in the hills of Western Massachusetts!

Browse and collect new and unique handmade glass available for sale.

Watch Josh has his crew will demonstrate in the hot shop all weekend! 

Click, to learn more and RSVP to this free event!   

Save the Date:
Sunday November 5, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 PM

At The Mill at Shelburne Falls (Lamson & Goodnow)
45 Conway Street, Shelburne Falls

The Shelburne and Buckland Historical Societies, in partnership with the Mill at Shelburne Falls, will honor those workers who made this area famous for their superior cutlery. We encourage you to bring any photos or memorabilia that you may have for display on the day of the event (details to follow). The building will be open for the setup of memorabilia before the official program begins.

The program will include:

  • A guided tour of the restored facility
  • A panel of individuals with stories about working at Lamson & Goodnow
  • Photographs and displays
  • An official proclamation recognizing the day and the importance of the industrial heritage it represents from elected officials.

Refreshments will be served.

All are invited!! For further information please contact:

Mike McCusker (413) 834 3477,
Elaine Parmett at (413) 834 7729,
or Marcia Tetrault at (413) 625 2879.

Stay tuned for further announcements!

SCORE VIRTUAL

Register for SCORE's Upcoming Virtual Conference

November 9 for the Small Business Success Virtual Conference, powered by SCORE and Verisign.

This half-day event will include 10 educational webinars, business advice from mentors, freebies from sponsor booths and networking chat rooms for current and aspiring business owners.

November 11-12, 2017 - 10 am-5 pm

Colrain, MA is one of the last great "undiscovered" places. Tucked beneath the VT state line and above the Deerfield River, Colrain has long been a refuge for creative people looking for a beautiful place to do their work, while appreciating and preserving the area's pastoral past.

This year, The Crafts of Colrain Self-Guided Studio Tour will take place on November 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

18 artisans, makers of products from fine art furniture to artisanal beer, will be opening up their doors to visitors from near and far. You'll be able to see and experience the flying sparks of iron on the forge, and admire winter accessories woven from the fibers of animals grazing right outside the studio where the yarn was spun. Colrain's beautiful pastoral landscape is the off-the-beaten-path backdrop for all this creativity.

Learn more at www.craftsofcolrain.com.

Saturday, October 14th

Come for the leaves, stay for the local businesses!

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): 

BIG WHEEL PRESS

Letterpress Monoprints by Lisa Hersey & Broadsides by Chris Campbell

 

Exhibit: November 3 – December 31
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 4-6pm
Music: Blue Moon Trio, Songs from the Great American Songbook

 

Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): TBA

Thanks to Greenfield Savings Bank, Flanders Law Offices, Keystone Market, Hearty Eats, and Molly Cantor Pottery!

Visit the event page for more events and happenings!

Don't Miss Piti Theatre's
Sammy and the Grand Buffet

Nov. 15 at Rowe Elementary
Nov. 18, 3 pm at the Shea Theater, Turners Falls MA

Reserve tix by emailing info@ptco.org until they become available on the Shea website.

“ . . . engaged children and had them up on their feet dancing and participating. A great take for young kids and families alike.”
- Danielle Olsen, Summer in the City Producer, Cambridge Arts Council

“. . . a funny and endearing fish out of water story that audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy.”
- Jason Sullivan-Flynn, Children’s Librarian, Wheeler Memorial Library

Sammy and the Grand Buffet is a solo physical comedy performance by Jonathan Mirin, directed by Godeliève Richard and developed in part with Avner Eisenberg (Avner the Eccentric). The show is inspired by Chaplin, Keaton, New Vaudeville, and Jonathan Mirin’s experiences living and working abroad.

Save the date!!

Thursday, November 16, 1-6 PM

7 Main Street, Shelburne Falls

On Thursday, November 16, from 1-6 p.m. the Senior Center will hold its Second annual Senior Crafts Boutique Sale. Visit our local talented senior craftspeople offering their beautiful craft projects. Find quality, unique items and get your holiday shopping done early! There will be free raffles and refreshments for shoppers. Baked items will be available for a donation.

WANTED: local senior craft people that would like to have a table to sell what they make. Please contact Dot Lyman at the Center by November 3. There is no fee for a table, but we ask each vendor to donate a raffle prize.

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4 to 9 PM

Shelburne Falls will once again kick off the holiday season in style, the day after Thanksgiving. The popular annual “festival of lights” features thousands of luminarias - courtesy of Yankee Candle and Mohawk Trail High School students – lighting up the village filled with an eclectic variety of stores, galleries, and restaurants offering special holiday promotions, in-store treats, and holiday cheer.

Vendors from across the valley contribute a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, maple products hand-crafted in the region, arts and crafts, delicious food, and hot drinks. The Iron Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic creating a pedestrian mall so shoppers can stroll back and forth across the Deerfield River enjoying events and shops on both sides of the river.

At 5:15pm, shortly after the town officially lights up, the Parade of Lights will begin in Buckland across from Lamson Factory Outlet Store, featuring Santa, the Grinch and Max, Clifford, and the Snow Princess. The Parade marches down Conway Street, through the Village of Buckland and then crosses the Iron Bridge into Shelburne. Santa and Mrs. Claus continue to Santa’s Workshop at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center on Main Street.

Mark your calendars now to remember to attend this festive, free event!

Thanks to Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Yankee Candle, and Molly Cantor Pottery.

 
Interested in vendor, sponsorship, or parade opportunities at Moonlight Magic?

Download the 2017 Moonlight Magic Vendor Form and return it to GSFABA with payment no later than Friday, November 10, 2017. Checks can be made payable to Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. 

The 2017 Moonlight Magic event will feature a parade of lights. Anyone can enter a float into the parade for free. Line up is at 4:45 pm at the Lamson property, and the parade will kick off at 5:15 pm. To participate in the parade of lights, complete this form.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $30.00 to $750.00+. Our most popular option is the pole tag which markets your business AND decorates the village. Click here for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.  

Depending on your level of sponsorship, sponsor benefits may include:

  • Your business highlighted in the event program
  • Your business name and logo on the event page on ShelburneFalls.com
  • Your business name with a holiday greeting on a downtown lamp pole tag during the holiday season
  • Your business logo on the event banner across Bridge Street
  • Mention in Radio Ads

All forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or emailed to info@shelburnefalls.com

 Opportunity for Artists

We are seeking help from local artists to decorate business window displays. Contact Carmela if you are interested in contributing your artistic skills towards our goal of making Shelburne Falls a festive, magical place for the holidays. 

Email Carmela@shelburnefalls.com or call 413-625-2526 for all of these Moonlight Magic opportunities!

Visit the 2017 Moonlight Magic event page for updated events and happenings!

 

 

Did you know that as a member of GSFABA, you can post your business' events on ShelburneFalls.com? ShelburneFalls.com is our regional tourism website and has reached almost 100,000 views so far in 2017!  

Post one-time special events on our "Special Events" Calendar, or longer events such as a sale or gallery exhibit on our "What's Happening in the Hilltowns" calendar. Include all of the details such as date, time, location, contact information and even upload photos. Get instructions and post your event at:https://www.shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/postevent/icalevent.edit/0

For information about your business such as your hours of operation or class schedule, edit your business listing description by logging in to your GSFABA account at https://www.gsfaba.org/membership/member-login.html

If you need assistance, email us your event to carmela@shelburnefalls.com.

placemap 2017In May, GSFABA ordered 30,000 Placemaps - our regional marketing brochure to draw visitors and locals to advertising businesses. The maps were a big hit this year and flew off the racks, and now we are almost out! However, thanks to the advertising businesses and to Greenfield Savings Bank, we are ordering 5,000 more just in time for the busy foliage and holiday seasons. If you would like a stack of maps to distribute in your business, please call us at 413-625-2526 and we will bring some over.

Monday

  • 8:30-10:00 AM: Intermediate Kripalu Yoga (Kate)
  • 4:00-5:00 PM: **Gentle Flow Yoga, begins
    Sept. 18 (Kate)
  • 6:30-7:30 PM: Power Yoga (Molly)

Tuesday

  • 8:00-9:00 AM: YogaFitness (Jillian)
  • 9:30-11:00 AM: **Qi Gong (Collin)
  • 6:00-7:00 PM: Yin Yoga (Kate)

Wednesday

  • 7:30-8:15 AM: **EZ Tai Chi, begins Oct. 4 (Deb)
  • 8:30-10:00 AM: Vinyasa Yoga, Intermed./Advanced (Kate)
  • 4:30-5:30 PM: ** Modern Dance/Yoga grades 3-6 (Molly)
  • 5:45-6:45 PM: **Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi, dates TBA (Mark)

Thursday

  • 8:00-9:00 AM: YogaFitness (Daniel)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: **Easy Tai Chi (Steven)
  • 3:00-5:00 PM Intro to Yoga 40 min. sessions (Kate)
  • 6:00-7:15 PM: Slow Flow Moderate Yoga (Kate)

Friday

  • 8:30-10:00 AM: Gentle Kripalu Yoga (Kate)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Co-op/Community Yoga (Rotating)

Saturday

  • 9:00-10:00 AM: Vigorous Vinyasa (Jillian)

Sunday

  • 9:00-10:30 AM: Sunday Slow Flow (Melissa)

There is also a modern dance class for adults and a parent & child yoga for ages 2-5 in the works for later in the fall.

If you are interested in either of these, please let us know!

View our class descriptions here.

A recent article by the Tasting Table listed the top towns to visit this fall - not just for foliage, but for businesses and happenings, too. Shelburne Falls made the list! The article gave a special shout out to Baked, Baker Pharmacy, Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley, Gould's Maple Sugarhouse, Apex Orchards, and the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Congrats to all on this special recognition.

Read the full article.

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