08/25/2022

(Thursday)

Grow, Play & Learn, August, outdoor/hybrid

9:30am - 10:30am

Grow, play and learn for little ones and their grown ups!

Come join us for stories, songs and skill building, led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. Program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. For babies through 5 year olds. The program will happen indoors if the weather is bad. Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Fellowship of the Pages: Tween Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group

3:00pm - 4:00pm

For graphic novel lovers!

Meet each week to discuss graphic novels, eat snacks, have fun, and make friends! The first book will be The Tea Dragon Society; the group will decide which graphic novels to read after that - and you don't have to have read the whole book to come! Click below to sign up.

INTERSKATE 91 PARTY!

6:00pm - 8:00pm

INTERSKATE 91 PARTY!

6:00pm - 8:00pm

A Little Rebellion Now and Then: A History of Shay's Rebellion

6:30pm

Local history event for you...

Shays Rebellion is viewed as an agrarian revolt pitting impoverished farmers in western Massachusetts against the wealthy merchant class of the coastal eastern part of the State. Come hear an account of the participants and events of this post-revolutionary uprising that both confirm and negate this long held perception.

Local historian Dennis Picard will return to share the stories leading up to what was termed at the time, the “Regulators,” their activities in our area, a few personages of local interest – including Westfield’s own General Shepard, and the effect on our nation’s early history. Some demands of the 1780s such as the one calling for moving the State capital out of Boston have been rediscovered repeatedly and advocated for over the generations.

Dennis served as a consultant on the filming of the award winner “A Little Rebellion Now and Then: Prologue to the Constitution,” Calliope Films, 1985, which dramatizes the turbulent years after the American Revolution that culminated in Shays' Rebellion and the framing of the Constitution