September 2nd – September 8th


TODAY TODAY TODAY IN GREENFIELD GREENFIELD GREEEEENFIELD you can see MAKE TALK PLAY at 7:00PM – 9:00PM [Another Castle 30 Olive St Suite 2 · Greenfield, MA]

“In this iteration of MAKE TALK PLAY, our own Tim Adan will be presenting the differences and similarities between integrating audio for games using the standard Unreal game engine audio tools and the 3rd party audio plug-in engine, Wwise.

Tim is going to show us a side-by-side comparison of the audio integration process by duplicating two Unreal projects, one using Wwise and one without. Tim will also share his own personal experiences as a solo game dev integrating audio using the two systems.

Please come join us, support Tim and meet some local game devs while you level up your own game development! “

It’s always a good time and you should go to this one!

Also we would like to recommend you play Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game! It’s cute, it’s short, it’s funny. What more can you ask for?

Oh also Lumino City is a really cute adventure game too! Very fun, solid straightforward puzzles, and a really neat graphical trick where the locations are all made by filming a big model village.

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:

Tuesday, September 3rd
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Zine Club (ages 11-17)
“Our *debut* of a new monthly meet-up to come together & create, collaborate, draw, design, cut, collage, glue, mix media, photocopy, bullet journal, etc. Materials provided, but feel free to bring your own projects to work on!” Awesome! Zines are cool beans!
Wednesday, September 4th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist Reception
Artist reception! See some art, eat some cheese, all in all a good night out.
Thursday, September 5th
Emily Dickinson Museum [280 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002] at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Amherst Arts Night Plus and Open Mic
“Join us during Amherst Arts Night Plus on September 5, 2019 for our monthly celebration of local art! At our 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. 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.” Featured artist: Lorna Ritz! Featured reader: Libby Maxey!

Board Games:

Thursday, September 5th
Mill 180 Park [180 Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA 01027] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Adult Game Night!
A great night to play games with other folks in the psychedelic indoor park we all know and love!
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, September 6th
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, September 8th
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”

Card Games:

Monday, September 2nd
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, September 3rd
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, September 6th
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:

Wednesday, September 4th
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Centennial Event: Naturalization Oath Ceremony
“Judge Katherine A. Robertson will preside at an oath ceremony as we celebrate new Americans joining our community.” Delightful! You should always welcome new folks.
Thursday, September 5th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Prospeakers Toastmasters
“An ongoing public speaking program! Beginners to experts welcome!” Come hang out and talk to folks! Get over your nerves about public speaking, get a chance to speak in public about things you enjoy!
Saturday, September 7th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cross Generational Spanish Conversation Group
“Come join all ages in learning and practicing Spanish! All ages and levels welcome”

Entertainment:

Wednesday, September 4th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Whip City Fiber Workshop
We’re not sure what this is about! Probably like… making something out of fiber? A whip? We know the whip city thing is about how it used to be the buggy whip capital or something.
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 4:45 AM
Gavel Club
That’s it. Gavel. Club. Gavel Club? Like… do you discuss your favorite gavels? How many different types of gavel are there? Whatever you do with Gavel Club, this is the time to do it!
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First Wednesday Speaker Series: Drew Paton and the 1940’s Hit Parade
“GPL is pleased to welcome local musician Drew Paton and his 1940s Hit Parade to the First Wednesday Speaker series. Paton, a man dressed in a sharp vintage suit, playing guitar and singing songs like “I Wished on the Moon” into an old-fashioned microphone, presents a snapshot of the ’30s or ’40s with music from Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day and images from that bygone era projected on a screen behind him as he sings. Come on down, and enjoy the show!”
Saturday, September 7th
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art [125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002] at 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
MISTER G Performs Live at The Carle!
“Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies on Capitol Hill. His spirited bilingual performances aim to help children see each other across borders and foster cross-cultural connections.”
Historic Northampton [46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060-2406] at 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Pumpkin Time!
“If it’s September, it must be pumpkin time. Before the pumpkin spice lattes and muffins of today, people were eating dishes made from Connecticut Field and Long Island Cheese pumpkins. It was a dependable crop and stored well over the colder months providing a reliable source of food. Come and meet the workhorse of the colonial kitchen – the pumpkin. Our hearth cooks will be making a variety of dishes using heirloom pumpkins and old recipes using this staple of the fall menu.”
Sunday, September 8th
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ALL AGES Sunday Family Morning – September Edition
“ALL AGES! $12 per human! We are planning an ALL AGES Sunday morning for families! We only ask that for every 12-and-under human, they are accompanied by at least one PARTICIPATING adult. At Prodigy, we want to encourage deep thinking, allow for teaching strategy and create/fine tune brain skills so sit down at a chess board with your tot or teach them some Super Mario strategies that you learned with your spent weeks of attempts when you were young. Teach them the proper way to hold and swing a putter or just simply destroy them in air hockey. :-)”

History:

Wednesday, September 4th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
History Chat – Irish in Westfield
Learn about the history of the Irish in Westfield! We don’t know much about this history, so when you learn about it please tell us a bit about it.
Thursday, September 5th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Ground Underneath Us: The Four Billion Year Story of Our Community with Eamon McCarthy Earls.
“Ancient volcanoes? Mountains taller than the Himalayas? Colliding continents and roaming dinosaurs? If you’ve ever wondered about the ground beneath your foot, come discover the four billion year story of our community from the dawn of life to our rapidly changing modern world with geologist and author Eamon McCarthy Earls. This presentation will be tailored to our community from the beginning of time to the present day. Drawing on Eamon’s experience as a trained geologist, he will pull the latest research from around the world to tell the amazing story from the origins of earth to modern day in Holyoke, MA.”
Sunday, September 8th
The David Ruggles Center [225 Nonotuck St, Northampton, MA 01062] at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Guided Tour
“Tom Goldscheider will be leading a tour on the Northampton Association starting from the David Ruggles Center.”

Movies:

Sunday, September 8th
Yiddish Book Center [1021 West St., Amherst MA 01002] at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
FILM | “In Heaven, Underground”
“In Heaven, Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetary is an enchanting journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories. North of Berlin’s noisy city center, surrounded by a jungle of trees and lush foliage, lies the peaceful and secluded 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the largest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. Student | $6 Yiddish Book Center and Springfield JCC Members, Seniors | $8 General Admission | $10”

RPGs:

Friday, September 6th
Tolgy Wood: Chesterfield MA [32 Sugar Hill Road, Chesterfield, MA] at 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Magestry Autumn Season 2019: Event 1
“What wonders await in the town of Elmerton? Join us for our first event of the autumn season. First Time players $40.00. Cast (NPC’s): Play FREE!!”

Technology:

Tuesday, September 3rd
The Foundry [24 Main St., Northampton, MA] at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northampton Webdive – After Work
Webdive! Dive into the web! Have a fun time talking to folks about the web and what you do with the web, which is primarily catching flies.

Teens:

Tuesday, September 3rd
Greenfield Public Library [402 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301] at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Teen and Tween Pizza and Movie Night
“Enjoy a slice of pizza and see what happens when an orphaned teenager is granted powers from an old wizard. Will he become a great superhero?” Pretty much never a good idea to accept gifts from an old wizard. They’re just not trustworthy.
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, September 6th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Video Game Afternoon
“Relax, have a snack, and play video games! There will be a variety of games to choose from for PlayStation 3. For grades 5-12. Just drop in, no registration!” Ooh you could also bring a Switch if you’ve got one, we really love the Jackbox games for that.
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Teen Writer’s Circle
Write creatively using prompts or your own ideas! Share your work and get feedback from your peers! Intended for ages 14-18 and folks who would like to write a lot! Any questions? Contact Bridget in Young Adult Services at bkennedy@palmer.lib.ma.us!

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