July 29th – August 4th


We’re back! Still a bit late but hey what can you do. The most important thing this week we think is the Adult Game Night at Mill 180 Park in Easthampton! Justin’s game nights are always great and Mill 180 is fantastic.

“Holy heck am I glad to show off this adorable little game. Kodama is all about pleasing the spirits of the forest. In this game, you will be building your own ever growing tree with the goal of matching symbols or impressing a spirit at the end of each season. This is a beautiful simple game that just about anyone can jump right into!

Watch It Played walkthrough: https://youtu.be/xSBrfU7Aktc

Find a new friend, grab yourself a tasty pretzel and I’ll see you on Thursday!”

Go check out the Valley Creators page! As always, be sure to check out our Patreon! And don’t forget to check out the Book Clubs List!

THIS WEEK


Art:

Thursday, August 1st
Emily Dickinson Museum [280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Amherst Arts Night Plus Open Mic
“Join us during Amherst Arts Night Plus on August 1, 2019 for our monthly Open Mic. Poets, writers, and performers of any kind are welcome! Come early to view the pop-up, contemporary art exhibition in the Homestead by our featured artist and take in a movement performance in the site-specific art installation in the conservatory. The open mic begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by this month’s featured readers. Those who would like to share their work should arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. to sign up.”
Sunday, August 4th
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center [289 Main St Greenfield, MA, 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
THE ART OF ANNALEAH GREGOIRE: OPENING RECEPTION
“Annaleah Gregoire is an experimental surrealist painter and sculptor from Greenfield, Massachusetts who draws influence from examining issues around the encroachment of technology on the natural world. Annaleah recognizes the benefits of modern technology both in the world at large and in her art. Her work at school strives to find balance between the duality of nature and technology by utilizing old and new techniques- from ceramics and bronze casts to laser cutting and 3-D printing in ceramics. Her most recent body of work utilizes traditional mediums to express reflections on the contemporary busy and dissociative lifestyle.”

Board Games:

Thursday, August 1st
Mill 180 Park [180 Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA 01027] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Adult Game Night – Kodama
Holy heck am I glad to show off this adorable little game. Kodama is all about pleasing the spirits of the forest. In this game, you will be building your own ever growing tree with the goal of matching symbols or impressing a spirit at the end of each season. This is a beautiful simple game that just about anyone can jump right into! Watch It Played walkthrough: https://youtu.be/xSBrfU7Aktc. Find a new friend, grab yourself a tasty pretzel and I’ll see you on Thursday!
2 Flights Up [399 1/2 Main St, Dalton, MA 01226] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Game Night
“Doors open at 6pm! There will be board games, card games, and people to teach them! 2 Flights Up is a month-to-month fee-based gaming association. The membership fee is $5 a month. You can save money by buying a year’s membership for $50. This will include the All Day Game Days and every Thursday game night.”
Friday, August 2nd
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
BattleTech Organized Play
“Off The Wall will be running Organized BattleTech on Friday nights. We will be following the rules in the Mercenaries supplement. Each player will generate a Mercenary Group consisting of 4-6 Mechs, and will play 2 Missions a week, one with their company and one as a random set of Mechs to fulfill someone else’s Mission. Each game will be clocked at 2 Hours with the intention of keeping games moving and finishing. The campaign will start in the 3030’s with Level 1 Tech and will build toward 3050 and the Clan Invasion. However, this is a longterm goal.”
Sunday, August 4th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
X-Wing Monthly Tournament
“X-Wing Tournament! 200 Points! $10 Entry Fee! Registration @ 11:00! Flight @ Noon”

Books:

Wednesday, July 31st
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Narayan H. Liebenson
“Narayan Helen Liebenson is a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been teaching there since its inception in 1985. Narayan is also a guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where she offers residential retreats. She leads retreats as well in other parts of the country and the world. In her long-awaited debut, a beloved master teacher shows us how to move from the “constant squeeze” of suffering to a direct experience of enoughness.”

Card Games:

Monday, July 29th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Modern Mondays at Off the Wall
“Monday Modern! // 7 p.m. // $5 to play! 4 rounds! 4-0 $20 credit! 3-0-1 $15 credit! 3-1 $10 credit! 2-0-2 $5 credit! Rounds and prize support may subject to change based on attendance”
Tuesday, July 30th
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tuesdays
“Tuesdays night are the place to be for magic! We are holding three different events. Standard showdown @6pm/ $5 / Three rounds. Every 3-0 wins a standard showdown pack. Pauper @7:30 pm/ $5/ Three Rounds. Every 3-0 wins a showdown pack. Pick up Commander! Starts @5pm/ Free Entry/ Get a random promo card just by showing up! Prize Support for 8+ players. 3-0 $15 store credit +standard showdown pack. 2-0-1 $12 store credit. 2-1 $9 store credit”
Friday, August 2nd
Off The Wall Games [41 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035] at 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
FNM at Off The Wall Modern Format
Friday Night Magic, Modern format! Play some magical cards with your pals at Off The Wall!

Community:

Tuesday, July 30th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Amherst Community Connections: One-Stop Resource Center
“Amherst Community Connections (ACC) provides information and referral on emergency services including housing, food stamps, fuel & utility assistance, and emergency financial assistance to anyone in need. For those who cannot come during ACC’s walk-in hours, an appointment can be made by calling the office at 413-345-0737.”

Entertainment:

Thursday, August 1st
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Anime Club
Watch anime! We’re watching My Hero Academia right now and it is very fun, if slightly melodramatic!
Sunday, August 4th
Historic Northampton [46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060-2406] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
StompBox Trio
“StompBox Trio is the creative intersection between Evelyn Harris’s singular & magical voice, John Cabán’s haunting dobro & stompbox and David Rodriguez’s deep wood bass & foot tambourine… blending classic 20th-century American blues, funk & soul with some 21st-century mojo to create a soulful, foot stomping, hip shaking sound, not to be missed!”
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation [300 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA] at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
PVGD: FIVE-year anniversary cookout & potluck on Sugarloaf!
“It is my great pleasure to report that this August marks the five year anniversary of John Tuttle and myself walking into the Quarters and holding our first official “Let’s talk about game dev stuff” event! Since then we’ve met hundreds of incredible developers & designers, we’ve hosted somewhere around 100 events, we’ve made and played more games than you can shake a Deku Stick at and most importantly, we’ve spent every anniversary of our first gathering atop Mount Sugarloaf. So, why stop now!?!”

Kids:

Monday, July 29th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Star Wars Jedi Training (Mastermind Adventures)
“Come learn channel your inner galactic warrior with the Mastermind Resistance Fighters. Learn to use a Stun Saber, enjoy Force Dueling and the Jedi Dodge Ball and find the strength deep inside of you to fight the forces of evil!”
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hunger Games Survival Training
“Come live the adventure this summer with our Hunger Games inspired Living Literature program! Practice archery, melee and ranged combat skilss as you train as a Tribute to represent your District. Will you be prepared for the fight of a life time?”
Tuesday, July 30th
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Summer Birthday Bash
“Children and their families are invited to the Odyssey Bookshop’s Summer Birthday Bash, a special afternoon storytime featuring themed crafts, activities, and light refreshments. We will be reading Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. We will also have the wonderful Mask Makers Face Painting in-store to help make the celebrate a little more special!”
Wednesday, July 31st
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Dinoman! Space: An Interactive Performance
“Through the solar system and beyond! – Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give a truly unique view of the heavens! Free to the public!”
Thursday, August 1st
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Makerspace (ages 8-12)
“Create with LittleBits™ and Perler Beads!”
Saturday, August 3rd
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Star Lab: Portable Planetarium
“Ages 4-6 10:30AM – 11:00AM, 7-11 11:30AM – 12:30PM, 11-18 1:00PM – 2:00PM. Star Lab is a giant inflatable dome which projects images of the solar system inside. Participants will be led through a tour of the galaxy.” Learn the dark secrets of the universe! Unlock your power!

Movies:

Friday, August 2nd
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday Family Film Festival: Zathura
This is Jumanji, but in space!

RPGs:

Tuesday, July 30th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons! Dungeons! Dungeons! Dungeons! DUNGEONS! D! U! N! G! E! O! N! S! Less into the dragons though, they’re so mean. Contact Tristan Anderson at trisdragon2@gmail.com for more… info… aw shoot we’re sorry Tristan’s a dragon
Thursday, August 1st
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RPG Club
RPG Club is for fans of RPGs! Meet up with fellow players and chat about playing roles! Maybe try out one of the many RPGs made by Valley Creators!

Teens:

Monday, July 29th
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Amigurumi Aliens!
“Come join us and make your own funky space-faring pal! Tools, instructions, and materials provided. Start your alien here at the library and take it home to finish it! Come back and see us for help and encouragement! If you’re never crocheted before, let us know on the sign-up sheet!”
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Teen Arts Program: Paint a Watercolor Galaxy
“Experiment with liquid watercolors. As always, materials and snacks provided. Open to teens only.”
Tuesday, July 30th
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Film: The Kid Who Would Be King
It’s a modern take on arthurian myth that we recall was mostly received with a sort of shrug and acceptance that hey not everything needs to be the next Harry Potter. If you think you can do a better take on Arthurian legend the good news is that it’s in the public domain!
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
The Pokemon Club
Pokemon cards, pokemon games, pokemon go! Tournaments! Card games in general! Trading! Art! Snacks! Pokemon Let’s Go comes out in like a week, that could be fun at the next one! Yaaay pocket monsters
Wednesday, July 31st
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Holyoke Media Pop-Up Recording Studio
Come to the Teen Room to learn about media literacy and gain hands-on experience recording songs, doing interviews, and sound mixing with Iohann from Holyoke Media.
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Harry Potter Celebration
“Join us to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! We’ll make Harry Potter inspired crafts, play games, and discuss our favorite moments from the books and movies. For grades 5-12”
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Teen Trivia Night!
“Teens: Test your wits after hours in the Community Room from 6:30 to 7:30 pm! Snacks (and prizes!) will be provided. Sign up in advance at the YA & Children’s Desk or call (413) 587-1010.”
Thursday, August 1st
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
The Pokemon Club
Pokemon cards, pokemon games, pokemon go! Tournaments! Card games in general! Trading! Art! Snacks! Pokemon Let’s Go comes out in like a week, that could be fun at the next one! Yaaay pocket monsters
Friday, August 2nd
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Relationships on Screen
“Join us for movies, tv shows, SNACKS, and honest conversations about friendship and dating as a teen today. Youth ages 13-18.” Snacks is always a reason to attend an event!
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Video Game Afternoon
“Come to the Teen Loft for an afternoon of video games. There’ll be a rotation of game consoles and games. For grades 5-12”

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