November 25th – Dec 1st


First off, if you’re reading this before 10PM, head to Tabletop Day at the Deuce!

“It’s that time again! As has been tradition, we’ll have an utterly gratuitous stack of games to play or gawk at. Experienced, casual, and non-gamers alike are welcome; we’ve got something for everybody, and we’re getting pretty good at picking the right games for the right people and situations. If you have something you want to play or share, by all means, bring it along! We’re a great space to get those extra long games on the table!

Bring food and snacks with you if you like, as the World War 2 Club’s kitchen is still not operating, but no outside beverages, please! Feel free to use the comments below to put together plans for specific games, make requests, or give us suggestions.”

Also, you’ve still got time to read Oryx and Crake in time for the “Oryx and Crake book discussion + dinner” at Packards [14 Masonic St., Northampton MA] with the Western MA Sci-Fi Meetup.

Also! Don’t forget the SciTech Cafe meetup on December 2nd at Union Station in Northampton, where you’ll learn about “Forming Impressions of Others in the Era of Fake News, Social Media, and Gossip”

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, November 26th
Palmer Public Library [1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069] at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Unwind Knit & Crochet Club
Bring your own supplies and gather together to chat while working on your current knitting or crocheting project! Light refreshments will be served, pre-registration is not required.
Jones Library [43 Amity St., Amherst, MA 01002] at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Amherst Arts Night Plus
“Monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus Committee meeting to discuss upcoming Arts Night Plus events. Interested in art and creative events in town? Join us! Volunteers welcome. Free and open to the public.”

Board Games:

Tuesday, November 26th
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Tabletop Tuesday
“From dungeon delving to spell casting, Tabletop Tuesdays have your board game fix covered for the week! Last week, a band of strangers took the roll of heroic adventures flushing out a perilous raider encampment in an ongoing game of Dungeons & Dragons. Meanwhile, across the room, spells were being cast and reversed at lightening speeds, as our local Magic the Gathering players duked it out. Interested in joining the fray? Tabletop Tuesdays are only $5 for access to our wide tables, extensive boardgame collection and of course lots of dice. If you’re a DM looking to lead your own band of adventurers, you get in for free! Plus you get access to countless DM resources, like map tiles and over 300 pre-painted token for heroes and monsters. Adventure awaits you at Prodigy.”
Friday, November 29th
Mill 180 Park [180 Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA 01027] at 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday Games – Little Prince!
“And now for something completely different! We’re mixing it up this week thanks to turkey. Game night will take place on Friday! This week, I’ll be featuring the lovely game ‘Little Prince: Make Me A Planet!’ Little Prince is a tile laying game where you will build a new planet for our titular friend to live. Each tile will come with a bunch of symbols (boxes, stars, lamps, Baobobs and precious flowers) and 4 of the tiles you place will also determine what items score you points! It is a delightful game with just a hint of negotiation! So come on out, eat a post Turkey pretzel and let’s play some games!”
Sunday, December 1st
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:

Saturday, November 30th
Odyssey Bookshop [9 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075] at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Celebrate Indies First
“It’s your choice: Save 20% off your purchase OR we’ll donate 20% of your purchase to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last year, the Food Bank of Western MA distributed 10.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors in need in all four counties. Learn more about their work here. This all day celebration will also feature free snacks and refreshments, including a Make-Your-Own hot chocolate bar. Shoppers will revieve bookish gifts, including free advanced reading copies of upcoming books, with every purchase of $50.00 or more (while supplies last). The Odyssey will also have surprise guest booksellers on hand to help you find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones — or maybe just the perfect read just for you!”

Card Games:

Monday, November 25th
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”
Friday, November 29th
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!

Comic Books:

Saturday, November 30th
Comics N’ More [64 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA 01027] at 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Small Business Saturday at Comics N’ More
“We’ll be opening an hour early at 11am! Buy one, get one free on in package action figures! Buy one, get one half off on all graphic novels and trade paperbacks! We’ll be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for the Easthampton Community Center!”

Entertainment:

Monday, November 25th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Far Out Film Discussion : Brothers Quay short films
“Far Out Film Discussion is formatted like a book club: check out the film, watch it at home, and attend the meeting to discuss it. (We will not be screening the film at the program.) We meet the last Monday of each month. For November we will be discussing the work of the Brothers Quay, focusing on their short films but encourage attendees to watch their features as well. View a trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW3dW4yMLfE DVDs of the Quay Brothers work will be available in the Reference Dept. and the Arts and Music Dept. Also check out Kanopy streaming : https://forbes.kanopy.com/video/quay-brothers-collected-short-films ” The Brothers Quay make very cool movies! Everyone should check them out and be kind of distressed by everything happening.
Wednesday, November 27th
Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom [Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St, Easthampton MA] at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Prodigious Smash Week 52 – feat Ultimate & Melee!
“Calling all Smash players. Here’s the deal…This event will feature two main brackets; Smash Ultimate Singles and Smash Melee Singles. Every second Wednesday will feature PM instead of Melee! To enter there is; $5 Venue Fee. $5 Bracket Entry Fee. *Cash only, there is an ATM upstairs in Eastworks. **Venue fee will be waived if you provide a FULL set up. Streamed by Team Spilled Fries: https://www.twitch.tv/teamspilledfries

Kids:

Monday, November 25th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
On Your Mark, Get Set, Build…with Lego Bricks
“Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting Library Building Blocks Club. You may drop in for up to an hour and 1/2 developing masterpieces with lego bricks. The creations will be on display in the Boys’ and Girls’ Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages 2 and up. ***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult*** Registration is NOT required.”
Tuesday, November 26th
Forbes Library [20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060] at 3:30 PM to 4:15 AM
LEGO Club
Ages 5 and up can enjoy an afternoon playing with LEGOs!
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Family Movie – Toy Story 4
Watch the new Toy Story movie with family! It is neat and stars a spork.
Friday, November 29th
Sunderland Public Library [20 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375] at 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoo on the Go!
“The educators from the Zoo at Forest Park will bring live animals to the Sunderland Public Library. In this hands-on program kids will learn all about the animals, their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets, and status in the wild!”
Saturday, November 30th
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art [125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA 01002] at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka
“See Corinne Demas’s story of The Littlest Matryoshka (with illustrations by Kathryn Brown) come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets worked by Margaret Arsenault, Joan Hanson, and Rachel Wang. Puppets and scenery created by Director Therese Brady Donohue. Music composed by Karen Tarlow. This 40-minute family program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum’s Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336. Book signing with Corinne Demas to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at shop@carlemuseum.org.”
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Family Movie – Angry Birds 2
“Relax and sit back to enjoy a showing of the movie “Angry Birds 2″. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to figure out what the pigs are up to. The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level. Snack and drink will be provided.”

Technology:

Friday, November 29th
Westfield Athenaeum [6 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085] at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Video Game Challenge
“Play video games on the big screen! And challenge the children’s librarians to a round of Mario Kart. Open to all ages but must have a basic understanding of video games. Just drop in, no registration!”
Sunday, December 1st
The Quarters [8 Railroad St., Hadley, MA] at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Game Developer Holiday Party with the PVGD
“Come gather ’round the old arcade cabinet and help us spread cheer and good tidings as we look back at 2019 and raise a glass to the future. The event starts at 7pm. We’ll give a brief presentation, and then crank up the projector and play some “Super Smash Bros Ultimate” and more. This year we’re also going to try our first yankee gift swap! This is completely optional, but if you’d like to participate please READ THE INFO BELOW! This event is open to all so please spread the word. https://www.meetup.com/pioneer-valley-game-developers/events/266198125/

Teens:

Tuesday, November 26th
Holyoke Public Library [250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040] at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Pokemon Club
Pokemon cards, pokemon games, pokemon go! Tournaments! Card games in general! Trading! Art! Snacks! Pokemon Sword and Shield is great! It’s very neat and fun, in exactly the same manner as all the prior ones! Which is both a positive and a negative thing, depending on how you’re feeling at the moment.

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