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CLUB SCOUT: The O’s in Sunderland to hold motorcycle event, E2 MERRY-GO-ROUND: 90 year celebration takes place on Sunday, E8 OFF THE MENU: Downtown Springfield dining continues to grow, E11

Fun at the fair


Escape to the Berkshires, Page E20

Westfield Fair returns for 3-day run, Page E6

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The O’s to hold motorcycle event

’VE NEVER RIDDEN on a motorcycle and doubt that I ever will. While I appreciate the sense of open-road freedom it gives those who ride, it’s just not for me. Heck, I get dizzy on roller coasters. However, I have friends who ride and know there are plenty of motorcyclists throughout the area, and in that spirit I’d like to share an event that The O’s (formerly known as Seven O’s, and later Snowzees) in Sunderland is having on Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. Named “Celebrate Bikers,” the event will toast the unofficial “end” of riding season (even though bikers will most likely be riding well into October – it’s really just a celebration of motorcycle culture and a way to raise a glass to this past season). The evening will feature music performances inside

and outside on the deck (classic rock, folk and country), some food and snacks, a 50-50 raffle and some local vendors to try and create a really fun evening dedicated to those who enjoy the road on two wheels. Chris Phoenix, who books music at the bar and is also organizing the event, explained his motivation. “What I’d really love is for people who love to ride to stop into our venue for an evening dedicated to the downturn of the riding season,” he said. “I also want to invite any and all to the event as well, as I want to print out some pamphlets on motorcycle awareness. Not everyone understands fully what is safe etiquette on the road when sharing it with riders, so I plan to have those out so there’s even an air of learning something while having a good time.”


George Lenker Club Scout

The O’s in Sunderland is hosting “Celebrate Bikers” on Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. to toast the unofficial “end” of riding season.

Music planned at press time included Adelaide Fay, Caylin Lee, and the Stillwater Band, with a possible fourth act to be added. There is no cover charge for this event. To check out the bar online, go online to The O’s

Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 500 New Ludlow Road, South Hadley


Buccaneer Lounge: DJ with rock and Top 40. 86 Maple St., Agawam

Center Stage Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 267 Dwight St., Springfield

J.J.’s Tavern: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 99 Main St., Florence

Shadow Lounge: DJ with classics. 278 Worthington St., Springfield

Tavern Restaurant: Just Len. 2 Broad St., Westfield

Club Castaway: Nude ladies dancing. Routes 5 and 10, Whately

Hot Shot Billards: DJ JR. 1440 North Main St., Palmer

Rafters: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 422 Amity St., Amherst

Southwick Inn: Open mic hosted by Steve Piper of Roadhouse Band. 479 College Highway, Southwick

Christy’s Lounge: DJ. 278 Main St., Indian Orchard

Froggy’s Saloon: DJ karaoke with songstress Shorty. 846 Airport Industrial Park, Westfield

Pizza Shoppe: Open mic with John O’Neil. 134 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow

Shakago Martini and Piano Bar: DJ karaoke, featuring a full dinner menu and over 150 martinis. 21-23 Hampden St., Springfield

Cabot Comedy Club: Cabot Comedy Club: Live Comedy. 66 Cabot Street, Chicopee

Donovan’s Irish Pub: Live entertainment. 1655 Boston Road #C6, Springfield

Scouting report One of my favorite local artists (and when I say “artist,” in this case I mean that the guy truly creates art, not just well-crafted songs), Mark


Joe Louis Walker will play the Iron Horse Music Hall tomorrow night. (MICHAEL


Doc’s Place: Karaoke. 1264 Granby Road, Chicopee

is at 330 Amherst Road.

The Still: Drink specials. 858 Suffield St., Agawam Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant and Distillery: Karaoke with Jonathan. 916 Suffield St., Agawam Luthier’s Co-Op: Ray Mason Band, Flathead Rodeo, Scott Meyers. 108 Cottage St., Easthampton

old school, R & B. 750 Boston Road, Springfield MGM Springfield: Duppy Conquerors. 1 MGM Way, Springfield

Mike’s East Side Pub: Karaoke J & M Productions. 535 Page Blvd, Magic Lantern: Nude female danc- Springfield ers. 399 Wilbraham St., Palmer My Brothers Place: DJ with rock. Mardi Gras: Nude female dancing. 91 Taylor St., Springfield Mattie’s Cafe: DJ Aaron, reggae,

185 Grove St., Chicopee

Paisano’s Pub: Dave’s acoustic jam. 138 College Highway, South-

Schwaber, will play a solo set at Luthier’s Co-op tonight. If you’ve never seen Mark play solo (he’s been in several bands and has worked with musicians such as Lloyd Cole, Lou Barlow, Matthew Sweet and Mary Lou Lord), treat yourself to a night of brilliant songs, heartfelt vocals and mesmerizing guitar playing. Luthier’s Co-op is at 108 Cottage St. in Easthampton. Do you have a cool event coming up at a local club? Send me a note about it at least two weeks in advance to geolenker@ and I’ll try to get it in this space.

Club: CD jukebox, pool table. 329 Garden St., Feeding Hills West Stockbridge Farmers’ Market-Merritt Green: Ray Mason. Harris Street, West Stockbridge Whip City Brew: DJ with dance. 287 Elm St., Westfield

FRIDAY Alina’s: Emery Smith. 96 Russell St., Hadley American Legion Post 266: Lost 45s. 74 Pleasant St., Granby Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 500 New Ludlow Road, South Hadley Boston Boston: Live acoustics. 16 Bolduc Lane, Chicopee

Center Stage Gentlemen’s Club: Theodores’: The Katie Henry Band. Nude dancing. 267 Dwight St., Springfield 201 Worthington St., Springfield Christy’s Lounge: DJ. 278 Main Turtle Pond: Live entertainment. St., Indian Orchard 349 Wilbraham St., Palmer Uno Chicago Grill: Uno’s Summer Concert Series Good Acoustics. 820 West Columbus Ave., Springfield Waterfront Tavern: Karaoke with DJ Gavie and the Karaoke Mafia. 920 Main St., Holyoke West Springfield Fish and Game

Club Castaway: Nude ladies dancing. Routes 5 and 10, Whately Club One Entertainment Complex: Brad Shepard. 60 North Westfield St., Feeding Hills Crestview Country Club: Eric Bascom. 281 Shoemaker Lane,



Nightclubs CONTINUED FROM PAGE E2 Agawam Danger Zone Saloon: Live entertainment. 948 Main St., Warren Doc’s Place: Karaoke. 1264 Granby Road, Chicopee Donovan’s Irish Pub: Live entertainment. 1655 Boston Road #C6, Springfield East Mountain Country Club: Karaoke with Kris Sanders. 1458 East Mountain Rd, Westfield Florence VFW: Karaoke with DJ Greg. 18 Meadow St., Florence


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mer Concert Series Tom Ingram Band. 820 West Columbus Ave., Springfield

948 Main St., Warren

VFW Post 8428: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 41 Pelham Road, Belchertown

Donovan’s Irish Pub: Live entertainment. 1655 Boston Road #C6, Springfield

Doc’s Place: Karaoke. 1264 Granby Road, Chicopee

West Springfield Fish and Game Club: CD jukebox, pool table. 329 Garden St., Feeding Hills

East Mountain Country Club: Cooper Jones band. 1458 East Mountain Rd, Westfield

World War II Club-The Deuce: Karaoke. 50 Conz St., Northampton

Frankie B’s: DJ Lady Di. 2957 Boston Road (Route 20), Wilbraham Froggy’s Saloon: DJ karaoke with songstress Shorty. 846 Airport Industrial Park, Westfield

SATURDAY Alina’s: Emery Smith. 96 Russell St., Hadley

Heath Fairgrounds: Lonesome Brothers. Hosmer Road, Heath

American Legion Post 260: Karaoke with Larry. 1 Bridge St., South Hadley

Ex Hex will play Gateway City Arts on Wednesday.

Frankie B’s: DJ. 2957 Boston Road (Route 20), Wilbraham

American Legion Post 266: Variety nights, comedy, live music and pool. 74 Pleasant St., Granby

Road, South Hadley

St., Indian Orchard

Froggy’s Saloon: DJ karaoke with songstress Shorty. 846 Airport Industrial Park, Westfield

American Legion Post 338-The Wick 338: Karaoke with Chris. 46 Powder Mill Road, Southwick

Aud Pub: Eric Gulbrandsen. 52 Gladdu Ave., Chicopee

Cindy’s Sports Bar: Live entertainment. 1620 North Main St., Palmer

American Legion Post 351: Karaoke with DJ Chris. 50 Saint Kolbe Drive, Holyoke

Club Castaway: Nude ladies dancing. Routes 5 and 10, Whately

Iron Horse Music Hall: Joe Louis Walker Trio. 20 Center St., Northampton

Boston Boston: Live acoustics. 16 Bolduc Lane, Chicopee Center Stage Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 267 Dwight St., Springfield

Club House Lounge: Open mic comedy. 250 Westfield Road, Holyoke

Christy’s Lounge: DJ. 278 Main

Danger Zone Saloon: Karaoke.

Fort Hill Brewery: Ray Mason. 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton

Magic Lantern: Nude female danc- Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 500 New Ludlow ers. 399 Wilbraham St., Palmer Mardi Gras: Nude female dancing. 91 Taylor St., Springfield Matador: Karaoke and DJ. 300 East St., Ludlow Michael F. Curtin VFW Post 8006: Karaoke with Reil Entertainment Productions. Florence Road, Florence My Brothers Place: DJ with rock. 185 Grove St., Chicopee Open Door: DJ with karaoke. 247 Cady St., Ludlow Patti’s 410 Lounge: Open mic. 32 Quincy Ave., Chicopee


Cash Only

BBQ Buffet available for purchase 5:30-8:30pm

Funkin, Rockin & Rhythm

Friday, August 23 King Kountry Modern Country All drinks and food must be purchased on the premises No coolers or outside food allowed

Sunday August 18th


Saturday 8/24 - Dr. Dirty John Valby Advance ticket link on FB page

BANQUET & MEETING HOUSE AND PAVILION 555 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA • (413) 538-7431


American Legion Post 266 74 Pleasant Street, Granby • 413-467-9545 Open 7 days a week noon to 1am

Friday Friday Friday Friday


8/16 ... Lost 45s 8/23 ... Moose & the High Tops 8/30 ... Tommy Whalen 9/6 ...... Larry Dulong

Sat. Variety Night Music, Comedy, Pool, Electronic Darts Now Available Line Dance Lessons on Monday


FRI. 8/23 Billy Eagen & Barney McElhone • SAT. 8/24 The Blaney Brothers Tues. Movie Stub from Eastfield 16

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Uno Chicago Grill: Uno’s Sum-

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Underground Pub at the Crown Plaza: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 1 West St., Pittsfield

Every Sunday

Country Line Dancing Lessons

Dokken, Deep Purple Rainbow Tribute

Tavern Restaurant: Blueberry Hill Boys. 2 Broad St., Westfield

Turtle Pond: Live entertainment. 349 Wilbraham St., Palmer

Mardi Gras: Nude female dancing. 91 Taylor St., Springfield

Friday, August 16 The Savage Brothers

Friday afternoon Concert 3-8pm

Shakago Martini and Piano Bar: Featuring a full dinner menu and over 150 martinis, DJ Dance. 21-23 Hampden St., Springfield

Theodores’: Johnny Rawls. 201 Worthington St., Springfield

Every Thursday

New England Friday August 16 @ 5pm and Rockfest 2 Saturday, August 17 @ 11pm

Shakago Martini and Piano Bar: Dave Brinnel. 21-23 Hampden St., Springfield

The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center: Tonio Sagan. 289 Main St., Greenfield

No Charge For Music! Music Starts 6:30pm

116 School Street, Chicopee, MA • 413-331-3959 Facebook: Poor Richard’s live music bar & grill


Magic Lantern: Nude female dancers. 399 Wilbraham St., Palmer

Pavilion Summer Concert Series


Pulaski Club: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 79 Maple St., Easthampton

Lion’s Den: The Savoy Duo. 30 Main St., Stockbridge


Bar & Grill


Lighthouse: Karaoke. 108 Sewall St., Ludlow


Polish American Citizens Club: Karaoke. 515 Granby Road, South Hadley


POOR RICHARDS Every Wednesday & Thursday

Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant and Distillery: Avenue Groove. 916 Suffield St., Agawam







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UPCOMING CONCERTS A look ahead at some of the most-anticipated concerts in western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut. Common: Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, Conn. Dupper Conquerors: Aug. 15, 7 p.m. – MGM Springfield Plaza Mark Knopfler: Aug. 16, 8 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, Conn. Billy Currington: Aug. 16, 8 p.m. – MGM Springfield Plaza Santana, Doobie Brothers: Aug. 21, 7 p.m. – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford Jonas Brothers: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Aerosmith: Aug. 21, 24, 26 and 29, tba – MassMutual Center, Springfield Allman Betts Band: Aug. 22, 8 p.m. – Academy of Music, Northampton

Nickelback: Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. LOCASH: Aug. 23, tba – MGM Springfield Plaza Lenny Ktravitz: Aug.. 25, 7 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino – Mashantucket, Conn. Gladys Knight, The Spinners: Aug. 28, 7 p.m. – Tanglewood, Lenox Squeeze: Aug. 29, 7 p.m. – Tanglewood, Lenox Brooks & Dunn: Aug. 30, 8 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with Melissa Etheridge: Aug. 30, 7 p.m. – Tanglewood, Lenox Shawn Mendes: Aug. 30-31, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Hootie and the Blowfish: Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals: Aug. 31, 7 p.m. – Tangle-

Crash Test Dummies, Spin Doctors: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. – MGM Springfield Plaza Brynn Cartelli: Sept. 13-15, 3 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield AJR: Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield Drake White: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield Miranda Lambert: Sept. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Loverboy: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. - The Big E, West Springfield Bowling for Soup: Sept. 14, 8 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Skillet: Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield Blue Oyster Cult: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield Rave On: Sept. 16-17, 3 p.m. – The Big E, West Springfield

wood, Lenox Reba McEntire: Sept. 1, 2 p.m. – Tanglewood, Lenox Peter Frampton: Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Glen Campbell & Friends Goodtime Show: Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m – MGM Springfield Plaza El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico: Sept. 6, 7 p.m. – MassMutual Center, Springfield Sugar Hill Gang: Sept. 6, 8 p.m. – MGM Springfield Plaza Of Monsters and Men: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Zac Brown Band: Sept. 8, 7 p.m. – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford Stone Temple Pilots: Sept. 8, 8 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino, Mashantucket, Conn. Steve Martin & Martin Short: Sept. 12, 8 p.m. – Symphony Hall, Springfield

Ticket information: Academy of Music, 413-584-9032; Calvin Theatre and Mountain Park, 413-586-8686; Foxwoods, 800-200-2882; MassMutual Center, 855-278-4667; Tanglewood, 888266-1200; Ticketmaster (serves DCU Center, MGM Springfield Plaza, Mohegan Sun, Mullins Center, Oakdale, Symphony Hall, Xfinity Theatre and XL Center), 800-745-3000


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Uno Chicago Grill: Uno’s Summer Concert Series 1220 Band. 820 West Columbus Ave., Springfield


S P O N S O R E D B Y:

Mattie’s Cafe: DJ Aaron, reggae, old school, R & B. 750 Boston Road,


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t / r C e l c assic Car S n o C r e m m u how 2019 S Sponsored by Gallagher’s Olde Fashioned Service Every Thursday Night • Starting May 16 ENTERTAINMENT 8/15 DJ Gary Back In Time Tow Truck Night 8/22 Decades Band DJ Gary Back In Time Family Fun for Everyone • All proceeds go to Moose Charities


Union Station Ballroom/Platform Sports Bar: Dave Brinnel. 125A Pleasant St., Northampton


Underground Pub at the Crown Plaza: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 1 West St., Pittsfield

Mardi Gras: Nude female dancing. 91 Taylor St., Springfield


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Theodores’: Jake Kulak and the Lowdown. 201 Worthington St., Springfield

Magic Lantern: Nude female dancers. 399 Wilbraham St., Palmer


The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center: Charlemont Reggae Festival 2019. 289 Main St., Greenfield


The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center: 1st annual fallen Angels All Day Memorial Event. 289 Main St., Greenfield

Club One Entertainment Com-


Tavern Restaurant: Chris Lomma. 2 Broad St., Westfield

Center Stage Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 267 Dwight St., Springfield

Luthier’s Co-Op: Have a Seat Cabrito. 108 Cottage St., Easthampton



Shakago Martini and Piano Bar: DJ dance, featuring a full dinner menu and more than 150 martinis. 21-23 Hampden St., Springfield

Boston Boston: Open mic. 16 Bolduc Lane, Chicopee



Shadow Lounge: DJ Redd. 278 Worthington St., Springfield

Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 500 New Ludlow Road, South Hadley



R-Bar: DJ Bosco. 269 Worthington St., Springfield

Doc’s Place: Karaoke. 1264 Granby Road, Chicopee Iron Horse Music Hall: The Walfs. 20 Center St., Northampton




Patti’s 410 Lounge: Karaoke with Peter Kennedy. 32 Quincy Ave., Chicopee

World War II Club-The Deuce: Acoustic music, karaoke. 50 Conz St., Northampton




Open Door: DJ with karaoke. 247 Cady St., Ludlow


Club One Entertainment Complex: Western MA Songwriters Open Mic. 60 North Westfield St., Feeding Hills


My Brothers Place: DJ with rock. 185 Grove St., Chicopee

Whip City Brew: DJ with dance. 287 Elm St., Westfield

plex: The Blues Jam. 60 North Westfield St., Feeding Hills



VFW Post 8428: Karaoke with Highnote Productions. 41 Pelham Road, Belchertown



IT’S ALL HAPPENING UNDER THE STARS & ON THE PATIO AT UNO’S. Every night from 6pm-10pm (weather permitting) Next to Hilton Garden Inn, 820 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield 733-1300



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Staind to play reunion show at Foxwoods


OCK BAND STAIND has added a Connecticut date to a small slate of reunion shows scheduled for the fall. The Springfield-based band will perform at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are available through the Foxwoods Box Office at fox and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-7453000. The show is in addition to two other scheduled performances at the Louder Than Life Festival (Sept. 27, Kentucky) and the Aftershock Festival (Oct. 11, California). Lead singer Aaron Lewis hinted at a reunion in March when performing in Oklahoma. “What if I told you Staind is coming back next year?” he said. “I might be lying... but I might not. There might even be live shows this year. I can’t say for sure. You never know.” Lewis’ solo tour played Foxwoods on July 28, a show that featured an appearance from Staind guitarist Mike Mushok. Whether or not the reunion shows lead to new music remains to be seen. The band’s last studio album came out in 2011. Staind formed in Springfield in 1995 and has sold over 15 million records worldwide. The band last performed together in August 2017 at the “Aaron Lewis And Friends” benefit concert at Look Park in Northampton.

The Springfield-based band Staind will perform at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Here, Aaron Lewis performs an acoustic performance with Staind at a sold-out “Aaron Lewis and Friends” concert in 2014. (THE REPUBLICAN FILE PHOTO)

• O.A.R. is set to play Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The band will play the Fox Theater on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are available now through the Foxwoods Box Office at and by phone through Ticketmaster at 800745-3000. The show is part of the band’s “Mighty Fall Tour.” The Maryland-based rock band first debuted in 1996 and have delivered platinum selling singles such as “Shattered” and hit albums “King” and “The Rockville.”

• Dwight Yoakam is coming to Connecticut. Southside Johnny and the The country music star Asbury Jukes will perform at is set to perform at the Fox Infinity Hall in Hartford on Theater at Foxwoods on Nov. Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Liner notes 10 at 8 p.m. • Southside Johnny and The Lumineers will be Tickets are on sale now the Asbury Jukes have set a touring in support of their through the Foxwoods Box date for Connecticut. upcoming release “III,” which Office at and The legendary Jersey Shore comes out on Sept. 13. by calling Ticketmaster at band will play Infinity Hall in They will make a return vis- 800-745-3000. it to New England on June 12, Dwight Yoakam is a 21-time Hartford on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. 2020, to the Xfinity Center in nominated, multiple Grammy Tickets for the show are Award winner with 12 gold Mansfield. available through the venue albums and nine platinum or website at • Buckcherry is coming to multi-platinum albums. He is “Southside” Johnny Lyons Donnie Moorhouse Mohegan Sun. also an acclaimed actor with is considered the godfather of LiveWire memorable roles in films such The hard rock band is the Jersey Shore music scene as “Sling Blade” and “Panic scheduled to perform at the and one of the originators Room.” Wolf Den on Saturday at 8 will include a stop in Conof what became known as necticut. Yoakam is touring behind p.m. the Jersey Shore sound. He The group will play Mohehis latest release “Swimmin’ Wolf Den shows are free served as an inspiration and Pools, Movie Stars...” and seating is offered on a mentor to other Jersey Shore gan Sun Arena on Feb. 29 at first-come, first-served basis. artists such as Bruce Spring- 7 p.m. steen and Jon Bon Jovi and Tickets for the show are • Iconic 1990s rock band Buckcherry is a Grammy-nominated hard rock founded the original Jukes on sale beginning tomorrow Dinosaur Jr will have its band from Los Angeles, Calwith E Street Band member through all Ticketmaster albums from the decade reisifornia formed in 1995. The sued in the fall. Steve Van Zandt. outlets and locations including and by group is touring to support its The band announced phone at 800-745-3000. eighth studio album “Warthrough Instagram that • The Lumineers have Tickets are priced between paint.” the four Warner Records announced plans for a 2020 SEE LIVEWIRE, PAGE E9 $49 and $129. North American tour which

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At left, Ben Case, 4, of Westfield, enjoys a hot dog at a past Westfield Fair. Above, Audrey Amaral, of Westfield, feeds one of the goats in the petting zoo at last year’s Westfield Fair. This year’s fair begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday. (FREDERICK GORE FILE PHOTOS)


In a word, the fair is fun Westfield Fair begins 3-day run tomorrow

M By Cori Urban

likes the excitement of the children entering their animals into the shows and finds ary the fair food “really good.” JohnMany people have been going to the fair for years, son, and some involved with it are presthird- and fourth-generation ident volunteers. In a word, the fair is fun – of the Westfield Fair, fun to see people, fun to walk started going to the through the exhibit halls, fun to attend the activities. fair when she was a This year’s Westfield Fair child and her parents will take place tomorrow helped with the fair. from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday The event itself has kept from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and her going back year after Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year, but she also enjoys the Set on 20 acres of picturcamaraderie found there. She esque property, the Westfield Special to The Republican

Fair features agricultural and livestock exhibits, games and entertainment. There will be an antique tractor pull, the annual Miss Westfield Pageant, dairy and beef shows, a craft barn and farm museum, oxen show, sheep shows, ox draw, demo derby, truck pulls, kid’s pedal tractor pull, balloon sculpture, goat show, horse draw, mud bog, petting zoo and BMX racing. The “bounce house community” will feature five different bouncing options; an armband allows children to enter the bounce houses as SEE WESTFIELD, PAGE E8


Event: Westfield Fair • When: Tomorrow through Sunday • Where: Westfield Fairgrounds, 137 Russellville Road • Admission: General admission, $8; seniors, $6; children under 12, free with paid adult admission • For more info: Visit

Scenes from the arts and crafts building at last year’s Westfield Fair. (FREDERICK GORE FILE PHOTO)


Events THURSDAY A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Thu.-Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Jacob's Pillow Dance, Ted Shawn Theatre, $78, $65, $45. 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745 or A.P.E. @HAWLEY Presents: "What We See": Thu.-Sun, Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., Northampton. 413584-7327 or Act Too Studio Opera Workshop: Rinaldo: Thu.-Sat, 7 p.m. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, Performed in English & Italian, Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $5. 15 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley. Berkshire High Peaks: "Years of Pilgrimage": Thu, 7 p.m. Jackman L. Stewart Center at Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield. Concerts on the Green: Thu, 6:30 p.m. Windsor Town Hall, Farmington Valley Band, Free. 275 Broad St., Windsor. Morning Classes: Thu.-Sun, 8 a.m. Jacob's Pillow Dance, A variety of dance and movement classes are offered each weekday morning in the Pillow's Ruth St. Denis Studio. Classes are open to participants of all experience levels including beginners, ages 16+. Monday: Pilates with Sean Gallagher; Tuesday: Ballet with Ian Spencer Bell; Wednesday: Modern with Adam Weinert (through August 21); Thursday: Zumba with Ilana Siegal; Friday: Hip Hop with Shakia Johnson (August); Friday: African Dance with Truth Hunter (July), $10. 358 George Carter Road, Becket; 413243-0745 or The O-Tones: Thu, 7:30 p.m. J. A. Skinner State Park, The O-Tones are the Valley's perennial swing, soul, Motown, and rhythm and blues band, featuring guitar, saxo-


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phone, keyboards, bass and drums. Part of the Summit House Sunset Concert Series. Ticket information is at, $10. Route 47, 10 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley; 413-586-0350.

The Troubadour Series: Ryanhood: Fri, 8 p.m. The Guthrie Center, Doors open 6 p.m., tickets available at, $25, $20 Friends of the Guthrie Center. 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-1955.

Summer 2019 Majestic Theater: Thu, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri, 8 p.m. Majestic Theater, Abba Tribute: Dancing Dream, $26, $24. 131 Elm St., West Springfield. 413-747-7797 or

"A Walk in the Woods" by Lee Blessing: Fri.-Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Eastworks, at The West End, $32, $30 seniors (65+), $15 student rush. 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 413-527-1000 or eastworks. com

Tanglewood 2019 Season: Thu, 8 p.m. Tanglewood, National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Ozawa Hall, $20 - $68. 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200 or

SATURDAY Art on Screen: "Young Picasso": Sat, 11 a.m. Amherst Cinema, Regular admission tickets. 28A Amity St., Amherst.

Trivia: Thu, 7 p.m. Tatham Memorial Club, 3 Paul St., West Springfield. West Springfield Parks & Recreation Family Summer Concert: Thu, 7 p.m. Storrowton Village Museum, Big E Mardi Gras Band. On the green, Free. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, thebige. com.

FRIDAY Amherst League of Women Voters: Giant Book Sale: Fri.-Sat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort River School Gym. Rare books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl. Cash only, 70 South East St., Amherst. Jim Armenti Solo: Fri, 8 p.m. Bing Arts Center, Jim writes and plays homemade songs of loss, redemption, observation of said, and water. 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield. 413731-9730 or Lessons of Humanity at Ko Festival of Performance: Fri.Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 4 p.m. Holden Theatre-Amherst College, $10-$22. 220 South Pleasant St., Amherst; 413-542-2277 or Lyle Lovett: Fri, 7 p.m. Look Park, doors open 5 p.m. Tickets available online at, Tickets start $49.50. 300 North Main St.,

The Zoo in Forest Park is open for the season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, weather permitting. (HOANG ‘LEON’ NGUYEN / THE REPUBLICAN) Northampton. 413-584-5457 or

Pelham Players Presents "As You Like It": Fri, 7 p.m.; Sat, 2 p.m. Pelham Elementary/Amherst-Pelham Regional Public School, Free. 45 Amherst Road, Pelham.

Mary Poppins (Exit 7 Youth Production): Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 2 p.m. Exit 7 Theater, $18-$22. 37 Chestnut St., Ludlow; 413-5834301 or Mass. State 4-H Horse Show: Fri.-Sun, Eastern States Exposition, Free. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. 413-737-2443 or


Tanglewood 2019 Season: Fri, 8 p.m. Tanglewood, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shed, $12 - $104. 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200 or Tanglewood Family Fun Fest: Fri, 3 p.m. Tanglewood, Free. 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200 or

Healing Service/Gallery Readings: Sat, 6:15 p.m. Healing Hands of Light Spiritualist Church, Healing service, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.; gallery readings 7 to 9 p.m., John Edwards style gallery readings only $10. Four Mediums will be reading. For additional information, contact Denise Sullivan at 413-519-9669. No reservations needed, no fee for healing service; $10 gallery reading. 465 Granby Road, Chicopee. High Hopes Music and Arts Festival: Sat, 5 p.m. MGM Springfield, $32. 1 MGM Way, Springfield. Nolumbeka Project Presents Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: Sat.-Sun, 10 a.m. Unity Park, A celebration of native American art Music, and cultures, 1st Street, Turners Falls. PaintBox Theatre Presents “How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?”: SEE CALENDAR, PAGE E16


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Merry-Go-Round celebrates 90 By Keith O’Connor

Special to The Republican

It’s been 90 years since the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round was constructed at the Philadelphia Toboggan Co. and shipped off to Mountain Park in Holyoke. The Holyoke Merry-GoRound, now located at Heritage State Park in downtown Holyoke, will celebrate the milestone with a day-long party on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. To honor the merry-goround’s birthday, tickets will be birthday prided at 90 cents a ride. Hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn will also be sold for 90 cents each. Among the special activities planned throughout the day will be a display of classic vehicles by the Pioneer Valley Antique Car Association from noon to 3 p.m. The Holyoke Police and Fire departments will have displays and will be “passing the boot” to help raise funds needed to restore two of the carousel’s horses in memory of fallen officers and firefighters.

The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round will celebrate the carousel’s 90th birthday on Sunday with a party from noon to 4 p.m. Rides, food and more will be 90 cents in honor of the anniversary. There will be music and more all afternoon at Heritage State Park. (THE REPUBLICAN FILE PHOTO)

Between 1 and 2 p.m., Shave & A Haircut Barbershop Quartet will stroll through the part, providing music. For children, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the Happy Face Painters will provide free face painting and there will entertainment by Clowntique with balloon sculpting. From 2 to 3:45 p.m., The

Cameo Club presents “Happy Birthday Holyoke MerryGo-Round” accompanied by Richie Mitnick, featuring the Cameo Club Dancers the Cameo Ladies with songs from 1929 and later, and the newly-crowned Ms. Senior Massachusetts The celebration will be capped off by birthday cake for all at 3:30.

There will also be three games from Mountain Park for young and old alike to play including ring toss, coin toss and the roulette wheel for kids to play. Cost to play each is 25 cents. Action Ambulance will also be in attendance with an ambulance for kids to climb in, and sponsor Easthampton Savings Bank will have

IF YOU GO Event: Holyoke Merry-GoRound 90th birthday party When: Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Where: Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke Cost: Free; 90 cents, for rides; 25 cents, for games; 90 cents, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy For more info: Online,

To honor the merry-go-round’s birthday, tickets will be birthday prided at 90 cents a ride. Hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn will also be sold for 90 cents each. a display filled with antique banking items. The Holyoke MerryGo-Round is available for children’s birthday parties, corporate and other private party rentals. For more information, call the Holyoke Merry-GoRound at 413-538-9838 or visit the website, holyoke


A miniature horse keeps an eye on Connor Provencher, 3, of Westfield, at last year’s Westfield Fair. (FREDERICK GORE FILE PHOTO)

often as they like during the day. Music at the fair will be provided by Kittie Does Country, Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, Ayla Brown and Rob Bellamy, Whiskey Travelers, The Resurrection Airmen and The Pitoniak Brothers and Friends. The annual auction begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday and benefits the fair. Items that are auctioned are those that people don’t take home from various hall exhibits, including baked goods, vegetables, flowers, corn stalks for decorating and bales of hay. “There is something The Westfield Fair includes an Oxen Pull competition. (FREDERICK GORE FILE PHOTO) different every year,” said Johnson, who has been fair president end” that has no rain or high for eight years. “It’s a lot of fun.” the Young People’s Agricultural Association in 1927. temperatures ranges from 8,000 The fair has been located in different places since it began as Attendance on a “good weekto 10,000, Johnson said.



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(413-253-2547) The Biggest Little Farm (PG) 4:10 The Farewell (PG) 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:35 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R) 6:45 Maiden (PG) 2:05, 4:30, 7 Sword of Trust (R) 9:15 Them That Follow (R) 1:55, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30


(413-587-4237) 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (PG-13) 7, 9:30 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG) 11, 1:30, 6:30, 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2 3D (PG) 4 The Giant Spider Invasion (PG) 7:30 Good Boys (R) 7, 9:20 Where’d You Go, Bernadette (PG-13) 7, 9:40 Woodstock (R) 7


(413-774-4881) Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) 12, 3, 6:30, 9:10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13) 12, 3, 6:30, 9:30 The Kitchen (R) 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:30 The Lion King (PG) 12, 3, 6:30, 9:10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (R) 12, 3:30, 7 Sword of Trust (R) 12:10, 3:10, 6:40, 9:20 Yesterday (PG-13) 12:10, 3:10, 6:40, 9:20

Nightclubs CONTINUED FROM PAGE E4 Springfield Pizza Shoppe: Kids nite with John O’Neil. 134 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow Shakago Martini and Piano Bar: Featuring a full dinner menu and over 150 martinis. 21-23 Hampden St., Springfield Southwick Inn: Blues Jam hosted by Cold Shot. 479 College Highway, Southwick Uno Chicago Grill: Uno’s Summer Concert Series Ethel Lee Ensemble. 820 West Columbus Ave., Springfield

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Montgomery St., Chicopee Anthony’s Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 500 New Ludlow Road, South Hadley Center Stage Gentlemen’s Club: Nude dancing. 267 Dwight St., Springfield Doc’s Place: Karaoke. 1264 Granby Road, Chicopee Lion’s Den: Dave Brinnel. 30 Main St., Stockbridge

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Film capsules ALADDIN rrts (PG) Guy Ritchie directs this live action version of the popular Disny animated tale. Will Smith takes on the role of the genie who transforms a poor boy into a charming prince in order to marry the beautiful princess, Jasmine. (128 min.) ANNABELLE COMES HOME - rrts (R) The seventh “Conjuring” installment is way more fun than any sequel — especially one this deep into a franchise — has any right to be. “Annabelle Comes Home” features a laundry list of ghouls, goblins, ghosts and ghastly gadgets, including a werewolf, a bloody bride, various corpses, a haunted television set, a murderous samurai warrior, a gargoyle-like demon, a windup organ-grinder’s monkey and a super-creepy version of the old Milton Bradley game Feeley Meeley. (100 min.) DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD rrrs (PG) Dora (Isabela Moner) leads her monkey, Boots, Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents, played by Eva Longoria and Michael Peña. (102 min.) HOBBS & SHAW rrts (R) Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite opera-

tive, take on a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba). (136 min.) THE LION KING rrss (PG) Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” is a bland, unimaginative rehash of the animated feature. “The Lion King” is missing something. A purpose, maybe, and a heart. The life expectancy of Disney classics has begun to feel more like a hamster wheel than a circle of life, and it’s getting harder and harder to feel the love. (118 min.) ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD rrrs (R) Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969 and changes in the film industry. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. Margot Robbie co-stars as doomed actress Sharon Tate. (159 min.) ROCKETMAN rrts (PG-13) Like its flamboyant subject, this Elton John biopic is outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it’s gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places. (120 min.) SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME

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Downtown Springfield dining continues to grow


NEW VITALITY IS energizing Springfield’s city center restaurant community as Springfield’s Downtown Dining District Loan Fund, a low-interest lending effort designed to enhance the downtown dining experience, begins to produce results. Started in February of 2017, the fund has already been instrumental in the development of two new dining options – BarKaya and Naismith’s Pub & Pretzel, both of which now occupy space on Springfield’s Worthington Street “restaurant row.” A third new downtown venture, a White Lion Brewing tap room, is in the planning stages, expecting to operate out of vacant space in Tower Square. It’s not, however, just the development of new restaurants that’s burnishing downtown’s dining destination credentials. Existing operations are also doing their part to make a visit to downtown more worthwhile than ever. This month MGM Springfield has introduced a new

Film CONTINUED FROM PAGE E10 and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, duty, in the form of Nick Fury, calls. (135 min.)

Hugh Robert Off The Menu

Naismith’s Pub & Pretzel at 211 Worthington St. was one of the first recipients of a loan from the Downtown Dining District Loan Fund. Here are owners Ed Kenney and Alisa Garanzha at the restaurant in December. (DON TREEGER / THE REPUBLICAN FILE PHOTO)

menu at The Chandler Steakhouse, one of the resort casino’s fine dining venues. Executive Chef Kyle Beausoleil has updated the operation’s kitchen repertoire by introducing subtle multicultural aspects. In press materials promoting the new menu, Beausoleil is quoted as saying, “I thrive on using different flavor profiles and pairings with my cooking techniques. With

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more than 20 years of New England culinary experience, I’m always looking to implement creative twists on classics with every dish. It’s been a fun process to collaborate with the chef team to curate this menu – it is full of new items that are sure to please the palate.” Featured dishes on the new menu include watermelon burrata, a Spanish-style summer salad; the Chandler

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roll, an upscale variation on a classic sushi roll that features avocado, spicy salmon, king crab, and a cucumber wasabi aioli; and a lobster cake fash-

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From left, Mixed Platter appetizer, a Vegetable Pakora appetizer made with mixed vegetables dipped in chickpea batter and deep fried, and a Vegetable Samosas appetizer, all ready to leave the kitchen at Punjabi Tadka. (DON TREEGER / THE REPUBLICAN)

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Punjabi Tadka prepares high quality Indian food


UNJABI TADKA’S quiet, 50-seat dining room is located just left of the Paramount Theatre on the block that also houses the former Massasoit Hotel. Both historic sites are to be included in a long-awaited $40 million renovation scheduled to begin later this summer. Although we can surmise that the quiet of the restaurant may be somewhat disturbed by the impending construction project, we are happy to report that the restaurant’s owner plans to continue with business as usual. The list of appetizers at Punjabi Tadka includes the usual suspects: samosas, pakora and tikki. Soups make an appearance in the form of Lentil Soup and Coconut Soup (both $3.50), as does a diced Kachumber Salad featuring cucumber, tomatoes, onions and spices tossed in their homemade Tamarind Chutney. Anyone who reads this column regularly might note that there have been quite a few Indian restaurants in the rotation of late. And anyone who is truly paying attention surely has noted our affinity for a good appetizer sampler as a way to test-drive several options, so it should be no surprise that we chose a Mix Platter ($10). Diners can choose either the standard mix or a vegetarian

PUNJABI TADKA Address: 1688 Main St, Springfield Telephone: 413-732-1453 Website: panjabitadka. com Hours: Lunch hours – Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner hours – Monday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Entree prices: $7.50-$23 Credit cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa Handicapped access: Accessible; rest room equipped for wheelchair use Reservations: Accepted

option, and our vegetarian platter included the meatless varieties of samosa, pakoras and tikki, as well as paneer pakora. The samosa was as a samosa should be: a large scoop of mildly spiced potato and pea filling inside a crispy, lightly fried pastry shell. It was frankly possibly the best we have had, and my guest deemed it lucky for the other Indian establishments that we had not sampled this one first, as it surely would be where the bar had been set. The other items on the platter were also nicely prepared, with the vegetable pakora coming in at second place on the plate in our opinion, if only because the tikki were so similar to the samosa. Two

Panjabi Tadka Indian restaurant is located at 1688 Main St. in Springfield. Above, a view of the kitchen in action; below, an order of Chicken Tikka. (DON TREEGER / THE REPUBLICAN)

chutneys arrived with our platter, and we enjoyed both the spicy tomato-onion relish and the sweet tamarind sauce. Despite our inner foodies knowing full well that it is not traditional in the cuisine of all regions, we both missed the bright green coriander chutney that is so often present in the Indian relish tray. The remainder of the menu was divided in the manner most common in American Indian eateries: a section for vegetarian curries and the




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stole the show with its rich custard, plump raisins and perfectly subtle backdrop of CONTINUED FROM PAGE E12 rosewater. remainder of the entrées diWe enjoyed a not-toovided by protein (in this case sweet mango lassi as well chicken, lamb and seafood), as a spicy Iced Masala Tea plus a section for tandoori on the night we dined. Soft and bread. Punjabi Tadka drinks, hot coffee and tea, also offers a trio of combos, a wines by the glass ($6 to far more common in Chinese $7) and bottled beer ($4 to restaurants than Indian ones. $8) round out the beverage The Panjabi Combo Platter selections. Dinner for Two consists of a Takeout is available choice of one vegetarian and throughout the day, and one meat entree and comes a menu of a dozen lunch with tandoori chicken, tadka specials is available Monday dal, rice, naan, soup, dessert through Friday 11:30 a.m. to and coffee or tea for $45. 2:30 p.m. Entree specials on the We had last visited Punjabi evening we visited included Tadka five years ago, soon Lobster Masala, a Chef ’s after they had taken over Special Biryani with shrimp, the site where the popular lamb and chicken (both $23), Sitar had operated for 20 and an interesting sounding years. With this week’s visit, Panjabi Tadka Indian restaurant is at 1688 Main St. in Springfield. (DON TREEGER / THE REPUBLICAN) Chicken Achari featuring we were left feeling quite pickled vegetables ($17). pleased to find the replaceforward sauce studded with of the latter and featured Two Naan were also feaGulab Jamun ($4), Ras Malai ment eatery still offering tured and when we picked nuts and golden raisins and high quality Indian food and four large shrimp in flavorful ($4.50), and Kheer ($4) as our breads we chose the Sha- we got it. attentive service. We hope rice studded with soft, sweet well as house-made Manhi Naan with garlic, onions, Lamb was to be our second sliced onions and raisins and go Ice Cream. Our portion that diners will brave the cheese, almonds and spices protein and we opted to have served alongside a ramekin of Gulab Jamun consisted imminent construction zone as well as the perennial of two piping hot fritters it in the form of Saag – the in order to continue to dine of cool cucumber raita. favorite Aloo Naan from the curry-forward cooked spinat the Indian restaurant – we A quartet of desserts grace soaked in a neutral honey standard menu. Both naans ach sauce – for $16. The Saag the menu at Punjabi Tadka syrup, but the restaurant’s expect it will be well worth had a similar flavor profile were adeptly prepared, and it. and include the usual trio of Kheer (rice pudding) surely we appreciated the interest- to the korma in a nod to the ing flavors offered up by the house spice blend, and the puffy Shahi Naan along with tender chunks of flavorful the textural diversity prolamb also did not disappoint. vided by the crunchy sliced And our “medium” spice on

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the publisher of the Berkshire Eagle. Their dialogue will focus on the importance of building community and how eating local food plays a vital role in that process. Tickets for “Flavor: A Brunch and Conversation” are $150, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Berkshire Grown. Seats can be reserved online at berkshiregrown. org. Berkshire Grown answers at

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Calendar CONTINUED FROM PAGE E7 Sat.-Sun, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Williston Theatre-Williston Northampton School, Author Jane Yolen asks "How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?" in her children's book. PaintBox takes this 'tail' and twists it PaintBox style. Callum LaFrance tackles this feat, short arms, long neck, and all, $10. Payson Avenue, Easthampton.

Day": Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Storrowton Village Museum, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Summer 2019 Majestic Theater: Sat, 2 and 8 p.m. Majestic Theater, Eagles Tribute: 7 Bridges Road, $26, $24. 131 Elm St., West Springfield. 413-747-7797 or

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SUNDAY Beach House: Sun, 7 p.m. Look Park. Doors open at 5 p.m., $35-$40. 300 North Main St., Northampton. 413-584-5457 or

Tanglewood 2019 Season: Sat, 8 p.m. Tanglewood, Boston Sympho- The Day: Sun, 2:15 p.m. Jacob's Pillow Dance, Doris Duke Theatre, ny Orchestra. Shed, $22 - $104. 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200 $65, $55. 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745 or Majestic Children's Theater: "The Cat in the Hat": Sun, 1 and 4 p.m. Majestic Theater, $9.50. 131 Elm St., West Springfield. 413-747-7797 or Sevenars Concerts: Sun, 4 p.m. Sevenars Academy, Pianist George Bowerman, $20 suggested at the door. Ireland Street at Route 112, Worthington. 413-238-5854 or Sundays on the Porch - Tony Bernardo: Sun, 2 p.m. Glendale Ridge Vineyard, Tony Bernardo will be performing at Glendale Ridge Vineyard from 2-5 p.m. Free, 155 Glendale Road, Southampton.

Children learn, play and unplug at Storrowton Village Museum’s during a summer program for ages 7 to 12. Storrowton Saturdays “Game Day” will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Storrowton Village Museum, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Parsons Lawn Concert Series: Stompbox Trio!: Sat, 7-9 p.m. Historic Northampton Museum and Education, The lawn opens a 6 p.m. for picnicking. Held rain or shine. Free. 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 413-584-6011 or Storrowton Saturdays: "Game


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one of the best ski trails ever carved out of a mountainside.) But you don’t have to be ski CONTINUED FROM PAGE E14 crazy like me to appreciate still had enough complexity Double Diamond’s Cabernet and nuance to make each Sauvigon, which was created sip interesting, sort of like by critically-acclaimed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown a double fall line bump run that twists and turns perfectly in collaboration with cult winalong the natural contours of ery Schrader Cellars. All you a mountain so that everything need is a sense adventure and a willingness to spend a little feels “surprising yet inevitable” at the same time, which more money than usual for was Aristotle’s description of this gem - which pretty much the perfect, dramatic ending. describes downhill skiing (Who knew Aristotle also nowadays as well. loved great California Cabs WINE OF THE WEEK UNand craggy, New England ski DER $10 2014 Bonny Doon A Proper trails like The Goat at Stowe, which in my opinion remains Claret ($9.99 at Table & Vine

Tanglewood 2019 Season: Sun, 2:30 p.m. Tanglewood, Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shed, $22 - $104. 297 West St., Lenox. 888266-1200 or

Quadrangle Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden: Dr. Seuss National Memorial. outdoor sculpture garden of larger-thanlife bronze statues of Springfield native Dr. Seuss at his drawing board surrounded by some of his most beloved characters including

in West Springfield, Mass.) Grapes - 36 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 percent Petit Verdot, 22 percent Tannat, 9 percent Syrah, 7 percent Merlot, 3 percent Cabernet Franc and 1 percent Petit Sirah Iconic California winemaker Randall Grahm hits another one out of the park. A few weeks ago, I wrote about another, affordable Grahm wine made by his California winery, Bonny Doon. That wine was the 2017 Bonny Doon Vineyard Beeswax Vyd Picpoul ($11.99 at Table & Vine in West Springfield) This week, I wanted to give a shout out to Grahm’s deli-


Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, the Lorax and others, free on the green.

ities that encourage teamwork and creative thinking, with interactive three-dimensional exhibits. 2nd George Walter Vincent Smith Art floor: contains Geisel's personal Museum: "In the Gardens of Mount memorabilia, including never Olympus." Through Dec. 31. Perma- before publicly displayed art, the original Geisel Grove sign which nent exhibit: "Ancient Treasures," used to hang in Forest Park, and a display of artifacts from ancient furniture from Ted's sitting room China, Greece, Rome and Egypt. and studio, including his drawing Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum board and armchair. Timed tickets of Springfield History: Permarequired, for reservations visit nent exhibit: more than two dozen Indian motorcycles and related Quadrangle admission - $25 for memorabilia. adults, $16.50 for seniors (60+) and Michele and Donald D'Amour college students with ID, $13 for chilMuseum of Fine Arts: "In Bloom: dren ages 3-17; free to children under Floral Works from the Collection." age 3 and members, Springfield Through Sept. 1. In the Starr Galresidents are free with proof of resilery. "Summer Spectacular Families dency. Welcome Center and Museum Series. Through Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-5 store. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 11 p.m. Mon.-Sat, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. a.m.-5 p.m. "Van Gogh for All." Through Oct. 14. Quadrangle Welcome Center and Museum Store: Springfield Museums Blue Star Museum. The museums will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. Through Sept. 2. To find a complete list of participating museums visit arts. gov/bluestarmueeums. Springfield Science Museum: "Interactive Science Exhibit: Fallen Log." "Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails." Through Sept. 8. Permanent exhibit: Family Science Adventures, will be presented on weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dinosaur Hall with Tyrannoseaurus Rex, African Hall with elephant, giraffe and other animals. Solutia Live Animal Center, Native American Hall, animal habitats. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum: Permanent Exhibit:. 1st floor exhibition provides opportunities to explore new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories, and engage in activ-

cious, affordable red blend made with seven different grapes. The name of the wine, Claret, refers to the term the British use to described blended red wine from France’s Bordeaux region. Knowing Grahm’s quirky sense of humor (another one of his wine’s features a space ship flying over a vineyard on its label), he’s probably poking fun at the stuffy Brits who call their wines clarets. But like a nice Bordeaux blend, Grahm’s California wine starts out a bit strong straight out of the bottle but opens up beautifully within about 10 to 15 minutes.


Amelia Park Children's Museum: Permanent exhibit: hands-on activities and creative exhibits, the Hurricane Simulator. Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $7, $3.50 seniors, free children 1 year and under, members, teachers and military personal receive $1 off, 29 South Broad St., Westfield or Children's Museum at Holyoke: Permanent Exhibit: amazing world of learning and play. The newest additions are The Wiggle and Wash/Vet Clinic. A toddler Merry-Go-Round and a state of the art, STEM based cash register for kid's. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. $8 adults and children, $5 seniors, children under 1 free, 444 Dwight St., Holyoke or childrensmuseum


Soft, subtle berry notes (particularly raspberries and plums) gently rise to the surface with each sip. And like a great Claret, this wine has a smooth, velvet like finish sure to please anyone who prefers their red wines on the soft side. And at less than $10 a bottle, it’s an absolute steal that you can enjoy again and again without breaking the bank. Cheers! Wine Press by Ken Ross appears on every Monday and in The Republican’s Weekend section every Thursday.


Calendar CONTINUED FROM PAGE E16 Connecticut Science Center: Permanent exhibit: hands-on, interactive experiences with over 150 exhibits in ten galleries and a range of topics, including space and earth sciences plus more. Hours: Tues.-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Admission $17, $14 children 4-17, $15.50 seniors 65+, free ages 3 and under. “Real Bodies: The Exhibition.” Extended through Sept. 1. “Real Bodies: The Exhibition” uses real human specimens to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style. Admission is included with general admission or Science Center membership. 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford or Connecticut Trolley Museum: Summer Activities. Various activities going on during the week, visit for more details. Through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 58 North Road, East Windsor or Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: "Eric Carle Makes a Book." Through Aug. 25. "The Picture Book Odysseys of Peter Sis." Through Oct. 27. Permanent exhibit: Gabrielle Healy Carroll Storytime Programs are held Tues. and Fri. 10:30 a.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m., free with admission. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. $6, $9, $22.50 for a family of four, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst or

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Recreation exhibits depict city's history. Hours Tues.-Sun. noon.-4 p.m. free, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke 413-534-1723. Josiah Day House: Permanent exhibit: featuring guided tours, artifacts, furniture, clothing and documents from 1754-1902. call for open house schedule and indi-

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$6, $4 children 6-16 servants wing vidual tours. $3, $1 children 6-12, free for members, 70 Park St., West tour. $20 adults, combined main house and servants wing tour packSpringfield 413-734-8322. age, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford Mark Twain House and Museum: or Permanent exhibit. Hours: Mon.Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun. noon-5:30 p.m. $16, $14 seniors, $10 children 6-16 and children under 6 free for the main house tour.

on extended view. $20 adults, $18 seniors/veterans, $12 students with ID, $8 children (6-16); $2 EBT/ WIC Cardholder; children under 6 and museum members including MCLA and Williams College stuMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art: Permanent exhibit, dents, visit for free. 87 Marshall St., "Works by James Turrell, Sol leWitt, North Adams or SEE CALENDAR, PAGE E18 and Laurie Anderson" currently

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Calendar CONTINUED FROM PAGE E17 Mead Art Museum: Permanent exhibit: various American and European paintings, Mexican ceramics, Tibetan scroll paintings and more. Museum hours: Tues.Thurs. and Sun. 9 a.m.-midnight; Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. free, 220 South Pleasant St., Amherst or Memorial Hall Museum: Permanent Exhibit. Featuring a collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles, quilts, dolls and toys, military items, tools, and Native American artifacts. Admission includes Hands-on-History Stations activities for families. Special exhibits: "Our Living Landscape"; "Deerfield Education through the Yards and Edward and Orra Hitchcock and early Natural Sciences"; Photographs by Frances and Mary Allen. Open through Oct. 31, Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4:3 p.m., closed on Mon. Admission $6 adults, $3 youth and students ages 6-21, 8 Memorial St., Deerfield or Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Permanent exhibit: three floors with dozens of handson exhibits, a regulation sized basketball court and more than 900 artifacts on display. Hours: Mon.-Fri. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $19, $15 seniors 65+, $14 children 5-15, free for children 4 and under, 1000 West Columbus Ave., Springfield or New England Air Museum: Soar into Summer Activities, through Friday. Visit online for more details on daily activities, free unless noted. Permanent exhibit: including the restored F-104 Starfighter, vintage planes, gift shop, handson activities. $12.50, $7 children 4-11, free for children 3 and under free, and $11.50 seniors 65+, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks or Norman Rockwell Museum: Permanent exhibit: Gallery talks on the second Tues. of every month at 1:30 p.m. Hours: Daily Nov.-April weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery talks daily, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $18, $17 seniors, $10 students, $6 children 6-18, free for members and children 5 and under, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge or Old Sturbridge Village: Permanent exhibit: visit Kidstory, a new indoor learning gallery in the Visitor's Center where kids ages 3-10 can try on period costumes and imagine life in the 1830's; "Neat and Tasty: Getting Dressed in Early New England"; apparel in portraiture. Hours: Wed.-Sun.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $8 children 3-17, free for children under 3, Route 20, Sturbridge or Pan African Historical Museum USA: Permanent exhibit: exhibitions by local artists. Hours: Tues.Fri. noon-4 p.m. free, 1500 Main St., Springfield; 413-733-1823. Polish Center of Discovery and Learning: Permanent exhibit: a living monument safeguarding historical objects representative of the material culture of the Polish people in America. Galleries include "Coming to America"; "At Home in America"; "Folk Art"; "History." Hours: Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. $5 donation, 33 South St., Chicopee or Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum: Permanent Exhibit: Ride on the restored 1896 trolley car on Sat, Sun. and holidays to Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In July and Aug, the museum will also be open Mon. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the TrolleyShop and the Visitors Center and grounds is free. All-day passes for a 15 min. ride on the trolley car $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, children 5 and under are free, 14 Depot St., Shelburne Falls or Springfield Armory National Historic Site: "Art in the Everyday: A Photographer's Perspective at Springfield Armory." Through Sept. Ranger-led interpretive programs offered in the museum in the afternoon. Junior Ranger programs conducted frequently each day. Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 Armory Square, Springfield or The Clark Art Institute: Permanent exhibit: European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver and early photography. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free year round for members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID, $20 general, 225 South St., Williamstown or Titanic Museum: Permanent exhibit: exhibits from the collection of the International Titanic Historical Society. Hours: Mon.Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $4, $2 children and students, 208 Main St., Indian Orchard or

Volleyball Hall of Fame: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Thur.-Sun. noon-4:30 p.m. $2.50-$3.50, 444 Dwight St., Holyoke or volleyhall. org. Windsor Historical Society: Free First Thursdays Genealogy Support Group. Aug. 1, 5:30-7 p.m. 96 Palisade Ave., Windsor or Wistariahurst Museum: Permanent exhibit: "Wisteria Vines in Full Bloom." Carriage House and Gift shop open Sat.-Sun, Mon. noon-4 p.m.;. Historic house tours $7, $5 students and seniors. 238 Cabot St., Holyoke or Yiddish Book Center: Permanent exhibit, "A Velt mit veltelekh: The Worlds of Jewish Culture." $10, $8 member, $5 student, 1021 West St., Amherst or



Hope and Feathers Framing and Gallery: Greta Gundersen: "Afterimage." Through Aug. 31. Free, gundersen-afterimage. 319 Main St., Amherst. Indian Orchard Mills Dane Gallery: All new exhibits every month featuring the artists at Indian Orchard Mills. Hours: Sat. noon-4 p.m. or by appointment. 34 Front St., Indian Orchard; 413-543-3321. J. H. Miller Custom Framing and Gallery: Featuring the works of local artists. Hours Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 86 Elm St., West Springfield; 413-7329128. Jasper Rand Art Museum: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Mon.Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 6 Elm St., Westfield or Northampton Center for the Arts: "Eight." Through Aug. 28, reception, Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Fri. noon-4 p.m. 33 Hawley St., Northampton or

A.P.E. Gallery: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Tues.-Thurs. noon-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. noon-8 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 Primary Colour Gallery: Permap.m. 126 Main St., Northampton or nent exhibit: featuring artwork of Dave Carmen, Jeff Groleau, Renee Groleau, Anna Lee Lipman, and Jo Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts GalBarry. Hours: Wed. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 lery: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 p.m.; Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. First floor of building a.m.-2:30 p.m. Closed Sun.-Tue. 28. 1 Armory Square, Springfield; 183 West State St., Granby, 413413-755-5258. 467-9183. Arts Unlimited Gallery: Featuring Salmon Falls Artisans Showthe works of local artists and beroom: Permanent exhibit. Hours: yond. Hours: Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.- Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. 1 Ashfield St. #9, Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Located in Shelburne Falls or salmonfallsthe Village Commons. 25 College St., South Hadley; 413-532-7047.

Cooper's Common: Agawam Community Artists and Artisans Local Art for Sale. Through Dec. 31. Members of the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans are displaying their art work for sale at Cooper’s Common, 159 Main St., Agawam. The paintings are displayed on the first floor in the hall way and on the walls of the second floor. For further information, contact Ceil Rossi, 413207-1247 or tocarefree2@hotmail. com. 159 Main St., Agawam

Valley Photo Center: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1500 Main St., Springfield; 413-781-1553.

Western New England University Arts Gallery: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield or wne. edu/arts.

William Baczek Fine Arts: Summer 2019 Exhibition. Through Sept. 3. See works by Michael Abrams, Jaq Chartier, John Gibson, Jeff Gola, Andrew Haines, Hale Johnson, Mallory Lake, Anne Forbes Library: Nancy Dickinson "Acorn People." Through Sept. 20; Lilly, Scott Prior, Larry Preston, West St., Northampton or forbesli- Robert Sweeney, Yin Yong Chun University Museum of Contemand Jamie Young. 36 Main St., porary Art - Fine Arts Center: Permanent exhibit. Hours: Tues.Gallery A3 Amherst Art Alliance: Northampton or The Republican is not responsible Fri. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 31, 6th Annual Juried 2-5 p.m. Closed Mondays, holidays Show. 28 Amity St., Amherst; 413- for unannounced schedule changes. Listings must be received two weeks and spring break. 151 Presidents 256-4250. Drive, Amherst Gallery La Vie: Permanent Exhib- before the date of the event. Items Ventfort Hall Mansion and it: Interact with your surroundings, should be mailed to Entertainment Guide, The Republican, P.O. Box Gilded Age Museum: Permanent read a book, write a letter, savor 1329, Springfield, MA 01102-1329, exhibit: guided tours of the first a snack. Hours: Sun. noon-5 p.m. and second floors. 104 Walker St., and by appointment. 471 Main St., emailed to or submitted to Lenox or Hatfield or myevent


I’m not going to cite specific examples here because I don’t want this column to trail off into a digression about particular artists and their alleged crimes. For me, the art stands alone from the artist. A great work of art is a great work of art no matter who created it. In our modern age, we have access to a lot more personal information about people than they did even 50 years ago. But if you do the research, you’d find out that a lot of your favorite actors, musicians, writers, etc., weren’t exactly saints. But everyone has to make their own decisions on these cases. So recently, I started thinking about some of the politics of craft beer (and we all know there is a lot of personal politics in any business). Because I’ve been doing this column a long time and have gotten to know a lot of people in the business, I hear things about this person bashing this other person or spreading rumors about one thing or another. Some of these things are probably true; some of them are probably falsehoods. But I know, pretty much as a fact, that there are people out there who decide they don’t like a brewery or a brewer and therefore won’t drink a beer, even though the beer is good. Of course, that’s their right. But I can’t see myself passing up a fantastic brew just because the brewer rubbed me the wrong way one time or I didn’t like his stance on religion. I’m also not a huge fan of boycotts in general. So even if I found out that a brewery was giving money to a cause I don’t like, I’m not sure refraining from buying their beer would have that big of an effect. Unless boycotts are massive and well organized, they usually end up doing virtually nothing. Where would you draw the line for buying a beer from a company or a brewer who for some reason you didn’t like? Is it all about the beer for you? Or does it do other factors come into play? I’d love to hear what readers think. Contact George Lenker at


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AUGUST EVENTS Berkshire Museum 39 South St, PittsďŹ eld, MA 01201 413-443-7171 Berkshire Children’s Theater presents Frozen Jr. Thursday, August 15, 11 am and 2 pm Friday, August 16, 11 am and 2 pm $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children ages 3 and under free. Ticket includes Museum admission. Princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood in Frozen Jr., based on the 2018 Broadway musical. The show features all the memorable songs from the animated ďŹ lm, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus ďŹ ve new songs written for the Broadway production. With a cast of beloved characters and ďŹ lled with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen Jr. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum Thursday, August 15, 5 to 8 pm Included with regular Museum admission; free for Berkshire County residents. Free Community Kindergarten Day Saturday, August 17, 10 am to noon Free and open to the community. Are you ready for kindergarten? This morning of fun, hands-on activities is designed to help children and their caregivers prepare for the ďŹ rst days of school. Families are invited to explore the Museum’s exhibitions free of charge during this annual community event sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.


Pop-Up Play Day Saturday, August 17, 10 am to noon Included with regular Museum admission. The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children of all ages to build, rebuild, collaborate, and play. ONGOING PROGRAMS Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World Through August 29: Mondays, 11 am and 1 pm, Thursdays, 11 am Included with regular Museum admission. Explore everything from the solar system to the environment to human history with handson activities and demos including star wheels, compasses, and climate change models. Each activity is designed to activate objects from the Berkshire Museum’s permanent collection, bringing our current exhibitions to life.

WeeMuse Adventures Fridays, 11 to 11:30 am Included with regular Museum admission. Songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more, geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!




WeeMuse Littlest Learners Tuesdays, 10:30 am Included with regular Museum admission. Littlest Learners is for children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers and includes reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching both bodies and minds.

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