EMOTIONS IN MOTION 5K FUN RUN FOR MENTAL HEALTH
School Street Park, Suffield Street
May 25, 11a.m.-2p.m. – The Emotions in Motion 5K Fun Run for Mental Health, hosted by SAVE Western Mass, seeks to raise funds for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. This organization utilizes funds to create educational programs to prevent suicide and reduce stigma. To register, visit https://save.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=721
VALLEY MUSIC SHOWCASE
New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant Street (12 Rear)
May 24, 8p.m.-11:45 p.m. – Local talent including acts from Western Mass, Central Mass, Central Connecticut and Southern Vermont will be showcased in this juried competition. Contestants include Amber Belle & the Bottoms, Quincy, Bad Tenants, Snack Pack and Among the Acres. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-203-9764.
OH DEER! AT LOOK MEMORIAL PARK 300 North Main Street
May 16, 5p.m.-8p.m. – The animals at Look Park are ready for the sunshine and spring. Come celebrate with Look Park’s deer and other rescued animals at the zoo. Refreshments will be served. Beer, wine and snacks will be for sale. Tickets are $10 per person and proceeds will benefit the Look Park Christenson Zoo. Call 413-584-5457 for tickets.
COOKING AND GROWING MUSHROOMS RIGHT AT HOME
Compass Community Education Center, 221 Pine Street, Suite 320
May 20, 6p.m.-8p.m. – In this event hosted by CompassNoho, learn about specialty mushrooms, how they grow, where to find them locally and how to prepare them in meals. This free workshop is taught by Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally in Montague, MA.
40TH ANNUAL LONG MEDDOWE DAYS
Longmeadow Town Green, Longmeadow Street
May 18-19 – Celebrate the history of Longmeadow and help raise funds for the Longmeadow Historical Society at this fun, weekend event. History, artists, crafters, food, music and more will be offered at the event that’s sure to be fun for all ages.
MAKE your mark 10k run and 2 mile family walk
Fleet Feet, Longmeadow Shops, 680 Bliss Road
May 11, 7:30a.m. – Hosted by The Arbors Gives Back & The Arbors Assisted Living, join the Lupus Foundation of America to help end lupus. Check-in begins at 7:30a.m. and the start time is 8:30a.m. This event includes prizes for top runners, a raffle, a DJ and face painting. To register, visit www.runsignup.com/mym10k
RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE
Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl Street
May 25, 8p.m.-11p.m. – Rainbow Kitten Surprise will perform at Pearl Street Nightclub alongside the Night Spins. Rainbow Kitten Surprise has partnered with PLUS1 to donate $1 from every ticket sold to Equality NC, who works to secure equal rights and protections for members of the LGBTQ North Carolina community. Tickets are available by calling 413-586-8686 or at bit.ly/RKSurpriseNoho
CITIZEN COPE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE
Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street
May 16, 8p.m. – Inspired by acts such as Chuck Brown, The Beatles, Randy Newman and Bill Withers, Clarence Greenwood (Citizen Cope) will perform songs from his first new studio album in seven years. Tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1834232
MOTHER’S DAY SPA YOGA & COFFEE CAKE
Heartnsoul Yoga Health & Wellness, 2040 Boston Road
May 12, 11a.m.-12:30p.m. – Try something new this Mother’s Day with yoga and coffee cake for two! This is an all-levels class featuring partner poses. Photos are also available. Tickets are $30 for two people. For more information, please call 413-377-8888.
WILDFLOWERS FOR FAMILIES AT LAUGHING BROOK Main Street
May 18, 10a.m.-11:30a.m. – This Mass Audubon event is a fun spring walk for the whole family. Together, you will search for wildflowers at Laughing Brook. Tickets for members are $5 and non-member tickets are $7. To register, visit www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/arcadia/62501-wildflowers-for-families-at-laughing-brook
Enfield Annex, 124 NORTH Maple Street
May 3-19 – The Opera House Players presents Newsies on Fridays and Saturdays (8p.m.) and Sundays (2p.m.) Tickets are available by calling the box office at 860-292-6068 or online at operahouseplayers.org/newsies-2019. Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for seniors, children under 12 and students with valid I.D.
MAY DAY FAERIE FESTIVAL 2019 Four Town Fair, 56 Egypt Road
May 11, 10a.m.-6p.m. – Celebrate the welcoming of summer with the May Day Faerie Festival, a free event with free workshops and performances all day. Come dressed in your best faerie attire. This celebration is suitable for all ages. Food will also be available at the event and vendors will be on-site.
CLUE: ON STAGE
Suffield Academy Performing Arts Center, 185 N. Main Street
May 9-11 – Enjoy a performance of Clue on stage and see if you can solve the thrilling mystery! Was it Miss Scarlet with the knife…or perhaps Colonel Mustard with the candlestick? Find out at one of the Suffield Academy’s entertaining performances! Tickets are available at sapac.booktix.com
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT
MAIN STREET TOUR: LOOKING AT ARCHITECTURE
Wood Memorial Library & Museum, 783 Main Street
On May 18, 10a.m.-12:30p.m. – Wood Memorial Library & Museum will host an open air wagon tour of the historic Main Street in South Windsor. Observe some of the homes that have been built over three centuries and view some of their unique details. Tour will leave from and return to Wood Memorial Library. Refreshments will be served after the tour. Pre-registration is required at facebook.com/woodlibraryandmuseum - the fee is $25. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
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