Imagine a place in the heart of New England…

where you can stay close to everything in vibrant villages and city centers, and also find yourself next to nothing in the great outdoors. Imagine a unique region where year-round outdoor recreation opportunities meet a vibrant art, culture, and dining scene; where you’ll get your fill of outdoor adventure by day, and explore spirited downtowns by night…all within a few minutes drive.

Imagine yourself in Western Massachusetts.

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February 2020

You Are Here: A Juried Community Art Exhibit

Work by regional artists in multiple media exploring maps, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries, curated by Exploded View. Where do you live? Where are you from? Where do you dream? How do you find your way? Where are your borders? Do maps lie? During these two months, you may also come upon members of Exploded View working in various corners of the building. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council,…

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February School Vacation

February 23

Escape the winter blues and join us for a whole week of fun! Each day we will have a free craft from 10am-12pm, PLUS: Face Painting, Caricature Artist, Raffle just for Kids & a Scavenger Hunt. Saturday 2/15: Candy Day! 1-3pm Mad Science - Fun with Candy! ... and get a Yankee Candy Jar filled with your favorite candies for only $8. 11-3pm Visit with Magic Wings - traveling butterfly exhibit. Sunday 2/16: 1-4pm Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi…

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February School Vacation Week: Open More Hours and Investigation Stations

Don't get cabin fever! Come on by during school vacation week to explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt, enjoy a program, and spend some time at our "You Are Here" investigation station all about maps.

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Exploded View Presents: An Open Discussion on Surveillance in Our Lives

Michael Jackson, editor of the Montague Reporter, leads an open discussion in the Great Hall on the increasing surveillance of our movements, actions, and associations. How can we reduce this growing record?

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Board Basics

Whether you are new to serving on boards or have years of experience, our Board Basics training will give you the information you need to serve on a nonprofit board with confidence. We'll cover topics like what it means to sit on a board, roles and responsibilities, how to be effective, and how to ensure your values are reflected in your nonprofit work. Dinner is provided and registration by Sunday, February 23 is needed to attend.

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Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council
99 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Franklin County Regional Tourism Council
395 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301