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2017-08-16 through 2017-08-20
Six Flags Northern Lights Show -Agawam
What:Stay in the park after dark! Join us every night from August 16-20 as we showcase a spectacular light display for the entire family. Each night, thirty minutes before park closing, we will launch a dazzling laser effect show integrating the latest in technology in lights. The best place to watch is the North End games section, near the entrance to Looney Tunes Movie Town. A Section of the Park Dedicated to Kids Kids have their own brightly colored cartoon playground inside Six Flags. Kidzopolis is dedicated to our youngest thrill-seekers, with nine pint-sized attractions for kids to enjoy on their own or with parents. Tykes can experience their first miniature drops on a spinning boat and whirl around a scaled-down Ferris wheel. Kids will love driving their own car, flying an airplane, or spinning inside a tiny teacup. They'll also spend hours splashing the day away at our pop jet fountains. Get a Private VIP Tour of the Park Design your ultimate day at the park with a personalized VIP tour. An experienced guide will lead you around the park - they know all the shortcuts! - and accommodate all your needs to create a custom visit for your group. Tell us what you want to ride or see and we'll make it happen! You'll get front-of-the-line ride access, reserved seating at lunch and dinner, a special meet and greet with the characters, and tons of other great perks to make your visit unforgettable. Book your VIP Tour online. LEARN MORE Six Flags New England Route 159, 1623 Main Street Agawam, MA 01001 413.786.9300 www.sixflags.com/newengland
When:2017-08-16 through 2017-08-20
Where:

Agawam , MA
2017-08-17 through 2017-08-20
Running - a new musical - Northampton
What:Still Small Theatre presents a staged reading of Running, a new musical based on the Prodigal Son. With women in the iconic roles, set in a modern world of addictions, college tuition, foster kids, and rowdy Fourth of July celebrations, Jesus' most beloved story comes to life as you've never imagined it.

Thursday, August 17th & Friday, August 18th
7:30 pm
Pilgrim Church (300 Cabot St. Beverly MA)

Saturday, August 19th – 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 20th – 3 pm

Performances will be followed by a talk-back with the cast and creative team. Pay-what-you-can admission (Suggested donation: $5-7 senior/student; $12-18 general). Donations will help support Still Small Theatre and the further development of this show.
When:2017-08-17 through 2017-08-20
Multiple Times
Where:College Church
58 Pomeroy Terrace
Northampton, MA
Phone:413-275-3904
Email:stillsmalltheatre@gmail.com
Link:www.stillsmalltheatre.com
2017-08-17 through 2017-08-18
Faith on Fire
What:Thursday & Friday evening on the grounds of Sacred Heart Parish in Feeding Hills MA. Praise & worship music, food & beverages. Prayers for healing, Eucharistic procession, Sacrament of Reconciliation. Bring your lawn chair & blanket. Stop by!
When:2017-08-17 through 2017-08-18
6:00PM-9:00PM
Where:Sacred Heart Parish
1065 Springfield St.
Feeding Hills, MA
Phone:413-786-8200
Email:Office@SacredHeartFeedingHills.org
Link:www.sacredheartfeedinghills.org
2017-08-18 through 2017-08-19
Women of JOY Conference in Lowell, MA!
What:Whether you are on a lifelong adventure of drawing closer to Christ or are just figuring things out, make Women of Joy part of the journey.

You will find an endless supply of encouragement and an atmosphere that refreshes your soul. THE ENERGY EXCITES YOU FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOORS.

Together we will seek God, search for answers, rest from the daily grind, and find a connection with other believers.



This year the theme is "Immeasurably MORE."

Don't miss this awesome 2 day conference with some the best speakers/authors:
-Christine Caine
-Lisa Harper
-Angela Thomas

And worship by Natalie Grant!

Early bird Specials expire after May 24th! You can register by clicking on the link below.
When:2017-08-18 through 2017-08-19
5pm
Where:Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Lowell, MA
Link:www.womenofjoy.org/upcoming-events/2017-08-18---2017-08-19---lowell-ma---lowell-memorial-auditorium/68/
2017-08-18 through 2017-08-19
Morgan Horse Show - West Springfield
What:Location: Coliseum Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-9pm; Thursday, 9am-4pm. Admission: Free More than 400 Morgan horses competing in a wide variety of athletic events including English & Western pleasure, pleasure driving, carriage driving, dressage and more. www.massmorgan.com The horse: The breed began with a colt named Figure, who was born in 1789. In 1792, he was given to a man named Justin Morgan as a debt payment; the horse later came to be known by the name of his particular owner. All Morgan horses today trace their lineage back to the bay stallion, who won many races and pulling contests, and who also served as a parade mount, saddle and driving horse, and was also used to work the land. (Through one of his grandsons, the lineage of the Standardbred, American Saddlebred and Tennessee Walking Horse breeds also go back to Figure.) Eastern States Exposition 1305 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 737-2443 www.thebige.com
When:2017-08-18 through 2017-08-19
9:00am - 9:00pm
Where:

West Springfield , MA
2017-08-18 through 2017-08-20
Annual Westfield Fair
What:90th Westfield Fair. August 18-20. Set on 20 acres of picturesque property, the Westfield Fair features agricultural and livestock exhibits, amusement rides, games, entertainment, and more. Truck Pulls, Demolition Derby, and Mud Bogs. Fair Hours Friday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Westfield Fair 137 Russellville Rd Westfield MA 01085 413.222.4067
When:2017-08-18 through 2017-08-20
Where:

Westfield , MA
2017-08-19
Back to School Bash - Springfield
What:Price: Free
**Join us in front of the stage at Mocha Court on Saturday, August 19th at 11 am for our Back to School Bash!


Get back into the swing of "learning" with a FREE fun and educational live animal demo from New England Reptile Shows!**
When:2017-08-19
11:00am - 12:00pm
Where:Eastfield Mall
1655 Boston Road
Springfield , MA
2017-08-19
The New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks
What:The New England Air Museum welcomes visitors to a National Aviation Day Celebration on August 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Established by President Roosevelt in 1939 to commemorate the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday, this year's event celebrates over one hundred years of New England aviation history. In addition to guided tours of the museum's collection, featured activities include an Aeromodeling Workshop for children ages 8 and older; climb aboard Open Cockpit Experiences in historic aircraft; a hands-on Build & Fly Challenge; virtual and full-motion flight simulators, and much more. Schedule of Events: Open Cockpit Experiences - 10:00am to 3:00pm Climb aboard real historic aircraft including fighters, helicopters, and supersonic jets and let your imagination soar to new heights. Aeromodeling Workshop - 10:00am to 2:00pm Build and fly an AMA Delta Dart with help from our expert aeromodelers. This workshop is for visitors ages 8 and older, and requires adult supervision as well as the purchase of a $5.00 AMA Delta Dart kit from the Wings 'N Things gift shop. Build & Fly Challenge: Ring Gliders - 10:30am to 4:00pm Create your own futuristic ring glider at the Build & Fly Challenge activity station. Virtual Flight Center - 11:00am to 3:00pm Take the controls at our Virtual Flight Center with NEAM Team flight instructors. Timed tickets for 30 minute flights incur a $5.00 fee per person (NEAM Members fly free!), and are for ages 10 and older. Tickets available for purchase at Admissions Desk. Flight Science Demonstrations - 11:30am and 2:30pm Discover the science of flight through interactive demonstrations led by NEAM Team staff members. Ercoupe Full Motion Flight Simulator - 12:00 to 4:00pm Experience the thrills of flight aboard the Ercoupe, our one-of-a-kind full motion flight simulator. Virtual Flight Center is Cleared for Takeoff NEAM's new Virtual Flight Center (VFC), has moved to its new home in the military hangar and is ready for pilots to take flight. Beginning this Saturday, the VFC will provide visitors with a high tech flight simulation experience. Summer hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The half hour flight lesson is $5.00 per person ages 10 and older, and NEAM members fly free of charge. The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England and is a private, non-profit educational institution that was organized in 1959. Three larger hangars and an outdoor display contain more than 80 aircraft with permanent exhibits that include the oldest surviving aircraft in the U.S. - the 1870 Silas M. Brooks Balloon Basket, as well as an S-39 Amphibian plane - the first aircraft built in Connecticut by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Featured year-round are many historical aircraft and exhibits including a focus on World War II's Tuskegee Airmen, and a display about Amelia Earhart alongside a Lockheed Model 10 Electra - the same type of plane flown by the female aviator. The Air Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs. It is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with four full-time employees, 18 part-time employees, and more than 175 volunteers. The New England Air Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day; the museum is closed on Mondays during the winter season. Admission is $12.50 for ages 12 and up, $11.50 for seniors 65 and up and $7.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children under 3 are admitted free. Discounted admission is available for veterans and active duty military personnel. For more information and directions to the museum, please visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut adjacent to Bradley International Airport.
When:2017-08-19
10:00am - 5:00pm
Where:

Windsor Locks, CT
2017-08-19
Movie Night in Springfield - "God's Not Dead"
What:Free admission. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
When:2017-08-19
6:00PM-8:00PM
Where:Wachogue Congregational Church
80 Arvilla St.
Springfield, MA
Phone:413-459-7362
Email:marcustheprophet@gmail.com
Link:wachogue.org
2017-08-19
Holy Cross KofC 4th Annual Golf Tournament - Springfield
What:Join us for the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Franconia Golf Course in Springfield on Saturday, August 19th. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Holy Cross Church Renovation Fund.

This is a 4-person team scramble event, beginning with a 12:15 PM "Shotgun" start. There will be trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams as well as Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. There will be a great prize raffle as well as two chances to win a 50/50 raffle. Check in will be from 11:00 – 11:30 AM at the course. Not a golfer? Dinner only tickets are available.

Contact Sheldon Collins for more information.
When:2017-08-19
N/A
Where:Franconia Golf Course
619 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA
Phone:413 246-7610
Email:sheldoncollins@hotmail.com
Link:groupspaces.com/HolyCrossKofC15864/item/1118747
2017-08-19
Kindness Rocks - Wilbraham
What:Pick your rocks, paint them your favorite color and write a positive message! Leave your rock with us or take it with you to help spread the message of positivity and kindness!

Goals of this movement:
GOAL #1: INSPIRE OTHERS THROUGH RANDOMLY PLACED ROCKS ALONG THE WAY.

GOAL #2: RECRUIT EVERY PERSON WHO STUMBLES UPON IT TO JOIN IN THE PURSUIT OF INSPIRING OTHERS THROUGH RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS.

What to do with your rock:
1. Take it with you and leave in a special place like a hiking trail or the beach to inspire all those who walk by!
2. Leave your rock with us to help build an Inspirational Garden in Gazebo Park for all those who visit to enjoy!
3. Do both! Make as many Kindness Rocks as you'd like!

Come paint, inspire and win some raffles! Dog and family friendly! All proceeds from event will go to the Minnechaug Scholarship Foundation.
When:2017-08-19
10:00am - 2:00pm
Where:Gazebo Park

Wilbraham, MA
2017-08-20
Carousel Horse Art Day in Holyoke
What:Moms and Dads bring in the kids to create your very own Carousel Horse! Color it, paint it, create new exciting horses using Dot Art! Artists from the Holyoke Senior Center are on hand to help you create your one of a kind carousel horse. Please call to let us know you're coming so we have ample supplies. Walk ins are also welcome!
When:2017-08-20
12pm - 4pm
Where:Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
221 Appleton St.
Holyoke, MA
Link:www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-to/events/holyoke-merry-go-round-forest-park-zoo-on-the-go.html
2017-08-23
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse - Springfield
What:The LEGO Batman Movie! PG $1. Fun film for kids!

We encourage you to check out pluggedin.com for a faith a family review on what you can expect from this movie on language, themes, etc. and make a decision on what's best for you and your family.
When:2017-08-23
10:00 AM
Where:Cinemark Eastfield16
1655 Boston Road
Springfield, MA
Phone:413-543-3440
Link:cinemark.com
2017-08-30
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse - Springfield
What:Trolls! PG $1. Fun film for kids!

We encourage you to check out pluggedin.com for a faith a family review on what you can expect from this movie on language, themes, etc. and make a decision on what's best for you and your family.
When:2017-08-30
10:00 AM
Where:Cinemark Eastfield16
1655 Boston Road
Springfield, MA
Phone:413-543-3440
Link:cinemark.com
2017-09-02
19TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE FINDS NEW HOME IN LEBANON
What:Popular family festival returns to Eastern Connecticut

REGIONAL, CT –
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire begins celebrating its 19th season on September 2 at its new home on the Lebanon County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Connecticut. The popular family festival is an enchanted recreation of what a harvest festival might have been like during the Middle Ages. It is complete with real jousting knights, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, continuous themed shows, shopping, dancing, live music, feasting, craft brews, games and more. Huzzah!

WHEN:
Saturdays & Sundays PLUS Labor Day and Columbus Day - September 2 - October 9 • 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)

ADMISSION:
Adult $15 (ages 16+); Youth (7-15) $10; Children (6 and under) are Free. Parking is Free.

About the Connecticut Renaissance Faire
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire is an enchanted recreation of what a harvest festival might have been like in during the Middle Ages. Since 1999, this family event has taken guests on a magical journey back in time to a land filled with pageantry, real jousting knights, archery and birds of prey demonstrations, continuous themed shows, shopping, dancing, live music, feasting, craft brews, games and more. This year the festival finds a new home on the Lebanon County Fairgrounds every Saturday and Sunday, PLUS Labor Day and Columbus Day from September 2 to October 9. www.ctfaire.com.
When:2017-09-02
10:30am-6:00pm
Where:Lebanon Lions Fairground
122 Mack Road
Lebanon, CT
Phone:(860) 478-5954
Link:www.ctfaire.com
2017-09-10
Colby's Path to the Cure; Hope. Love. Cure 3rd Annual - Westfield
What:9:30 am - September 10, 2017 10:30 am Registration 10:30am Opening Remarks. A day of fun and celebration with entertainment;
Featuring a D.J., Dance Troop, various performers. Day of Event Drawing - Entry +$20 donation

Any donation accepted, free to participate.

We gather to honor the life of Colby D. Proctor (of Springfield, MA) and raise awareness about synovial sarcoma, All funds raised go to further research and support those affected by synovial sarcoma.

“No matter what… we have to continue to press through until the manifestation comes.” -Colby
When:2017-09-10
9:30 AM
Where:Stanley Park
400 Western Avenue
Westfield,
Phone:413-285-3114
Email:colbyspath@gmail.com
Link:https://www.facebook.com/HopeLoveCureWalk/
2017-09-14 through 2017-09-16
Break Free To Your Destiny Conference - Indian Orchard
What:Resurrection Center's 3rd annual Break Free To Your Destiny Conference kicks off Thursday, September 14th @ 7pm and will run straight through the weekend! Join us as guest preachers from around our local area of Springfield and Boston such as Pastor Jose Martinez, Apostle Enrique Narvaez, Evangelist Nicole Allen, and Pastor Mark Baymon give a refreshing word of hope and encouragement.

Services are as followed:
Thursday - 7pm
Friday - 7pm
Saturday 10am
When:2017-09-14 through 2017-09-16
7 PM
Where:Resurrection Center
1060 Worcester Street
Indian Orchard, MA
Phone:413-342-0354
Email:ResCentSpring@gmail.com
Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/133523967243128/?fref=ts
2017-09-15 through 2017-09-17
Marriage Help Program (Retrouvaille) - Meriden
What:Marriage help - If your marriage has become troubled and stressed, unloving or uncaring; even if you are divorced or separated but want to try again, the Retrouvaille program can help. Retrouvaille provides tools to communicate better, resolve conflicts fairly, and re-discover why you fell in love.
When:2017-09-15 through 2017-09-17
6:30pm
Where:Retrouvaille Program
Research Parkway
Meriden, CT
Phone:413-537-6249
Email:helds4marriage@gmail.com
Link:www.retrouvaille.org
2017-10-07
Wellness Festival - Unionville
What:The event will include:

-Complimentary snacks and infused water stations
-Healthy eating on a budget workshop
-Art therapy seminar and a hands on art project
-Accessible sport activities provided by Gaylord Sport Association and
Chapter 126
-Free Health Screenings
Motivational speakers
Free prizes & more!
When:2017-10-07
11:00am to 2:00pm
Where:New Horizons Village
37 Bliss Memorial Road
Unionville, CT
Phone:8606738893
Email:Stephanie.Tetreault@NewHorizonsVillage.com
Link:www.nhvillage.org
2017-10-28
PIONEER VALLEY YOUTH RALLY - Chicopee
What:A time for the youth of Western Mass & CT to come together for a night of Praise and Worship Jesus. Our Speaker is Pastor Rob Hill of West Springfield Covenant Community Church. We will have Epic Season from NH for our band. This is a free event however we will be collecting a love offering for Grace Christian School of Spfld and collecting canned good for Lorraine's Soup Kitchen. There will be free pizza and prizes also. Come join us.
When:2017-10-28
6:00 PM TO 9:30 PM
Where:CHICOPEE COMP HIGH SCHOOL
617 MONTGOMERY STREET
Chicopee, MA
Phone:413-426-2853
Email:crusadersyouthgroup@netzero.net
Hope for Today
The man who finds a wife finds a good thing; she is a blessing to him from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22 TLB