Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Storytime with Goats

Notchview
Cuddle with our two French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster!  We'll sit on bales of hay with our goat friends for a morning story followed by goat brushing, feeding and snacks in the lodge! Every Tuesday morning in June.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: $3; Nonmember Adult: FREE; Nonmember Child: $6. Please email acaluori@thetrustees.org to register. For more info, call: 413.200.7262

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Jun
5
12:00 AM00:00

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The Dalton Carnival is a fun, local small-town family event that helps support the Dalton CRA. It runs this year from June 5-9. Reduced price tickets are on sale at the CRA until June 5th. [Photo by Leslie Reed, June 2018]

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Jun
9
12:00 AM00:00

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It’s hard not to love Foxglove (Digitalis), one of my favorite early summer flowers. Did you know that an extract from a species of this lovely plant has been used as a poison for hundreds of years? It’s true. But for folks with certain heart conditions, especially atrial fibrillation, that’s very good news. A derivative of digitalis, known as Digoxin, has been successfully treating heart conditions for decades. —P.Crane

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

CoA Meeting

Town Offices
All are invited to attend. We’d love new members! Come hear what we’re up to and consider joining us to help make Windsor a better place for our elders to live, and thus better place for us all.

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Storytime with Goats

Notchview
Cuddle with our two French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster!  We'll sit on bales of hay with our goat friends for a morning story followed by goat brushing, feeding and snacks in the lodge! Every Tuesday morning in June.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: $3; Nonmember Adult: FREE; Nonmember Child: $6. Please email acaluori@thetrustees.org to register. For more info, call: 413.200.7262

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Democratic Caucus

Windsor Town Hall
Registered Democrats in Windsor will hold a caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention that will be held on September 14th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Windsor. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Windsor can elect one delegate and one alternate to the Convention. Those interested in getting involved with the Windsor Democratic Town Committee should contact Claire Townend at 413-684-3547.

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Jun
18
10:00 AM10:00

Storytime with Goats

Notchview
Cuddle with our two French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster!  We'll sit on bales of hay with our goat friends for a morning story followed by goat brushing, feeding and snacks in the lodge! Every Tuesday morning in June.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: $3; Nonmember Adult: FREE; Nonmember Child: $6. Please email acaluori@thetrustees.org to register. For more info, call: 413.200.7262

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Jun
20
12:00 AM00:00

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Olive Volsky’s poster of the Windsor Cheese Factory (c. 1811-1910), which was drawn in 1977 and is archived at the Windsor Historical Museum. To see a larger image and learn more about the poster, which was featured in a May 24, 2019 blog post, click HERE

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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Storytime with Goats

Notchview
Cuddle with our two French Alpine goats, Daisy & Aster!  We'll sit on bales of hay with our goat friends for a morning story followed by goat brushing, feeding and snacks in the lodge! Every Tuesday morning in June.  Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: $3; Nonmember Adult: FREE; Nonmember Child: $6. Please email acaluori@thetrustees.org to register. For more info, call: 413.200.7262

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Sheep & Wool Festival!

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Join us at the two-day long Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair  in Cummington for our ongoing demonstration of 19th century natural wool dyeing!  Learn about the history of wool dyeing in early America with nature-based materials.  We'll talk about the history of wool in New England, its uses and showcase the different materials utilized during Bryant's era! We'll also share an example of a knitting pattern from Mrs. Bryant's Book of Receipts (vintage knitting? so cool!) This demonstration is FREE and included in the Fair's admissions.  All fair attendees are welcome to visit the Bryant Homestead for free during Memorial Day weekend (we're just up the road from the fairgrounds!). FREE. For more info: 413.200.7262 acaluori@thetrustees.org

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May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Herbal Remedies Series: Spring

Notchview
Each season, come and learn how to make simple home remedies and concotions from local plants that grow in your backyard! Each workshop will take place at Notchview and focus on what is available each season. This workshop is the first of four we will host throughout the year.   Registration in advance required 1 week before workshop. Taught by a local herbalist. Cost: Member: $9; Nonmember: $15. Register online HERE. For more info: 413.200.7262 acaluori@thetrustees.org

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sheep & Wool Festival!

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Join us at the two-day long Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair  in Cummington for our ongoing demonstration of 19th century natural wool dyeing!  Learn about the history of wool dyeing in early America with nature-based materials.  We'll talk about the history of wool in New England, its uses and showcase the different materials utilized during Bryant's era! We'll also share an example of a knitting pattern from Mrs. Bryant's Book of Receipts (vintage knitting? so cool!) This demonstration is FREE and included in the Fair's admissions.  All fair attendees are welcome to visit the Bryant Homestead for free during Memorial Day weekend (we're just up the road from the fairgrounds!). FREE. For more info: 413.200.7262 acaluori@thetrustees.org

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Cafe - The Old Fashioneds!

Village Church, 32 Main Street, Cummington
The Old Fashioneds consist of three young women with a banjo, a guitar, a fiddle, and a whole bunch of harmony. Featuring Chenda Cope, with one foot in Brooklyn and another Cummington, the group carries the torch of traditional music, keeping it fresh and alive in the process! Once again brought to you by the friendly folks at the Village Church who believe that music can be a powerful force for building community. All concerts are open to the public of all ages and free of charge. BYOB, snacks provided, tips appreciated. Call John Bye at 413-634-5398 for more information.

Friday Night Cafe is grateful for the support of the Cummington, Ashfield, Chesterfield, Goshen, Plainfield, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington Local Cultural Councils, town agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

CoA Meeting

Town Offices
All are invited to attend. We’d love new members! Come hear what we’re up to and consider joining us to help make Windsor a better place for our elders to live, and thus better place for us all.

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May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Mother's Day Tea at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Enjoy a lovely mother's day tea in the historic rooms of the Bryant Homestead! Sip brewed tea with family and friends, listen to a costumed reading of Bryant's poetry, and tour the house's rooms featuring rare and interesting objects from Bryant's era (such as his mother's very own diary from 1794!) A wonderful and unique way to celebrate mom! Cost: Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $5; Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $10. Registration required at least 3 days in advance: either online HERE or by phone or email: 413.200.7262
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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Tea at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Enjoy a lovely mother's day tea in the historic rooms of the Bryant Homestead! Sip brewed tea with family and friends, listen to a costumed reading of Bryant's poetry, and tour the house's rooms featuring rare and interesting objects from Bryant's era (such as his mother's very own diary from 1794!) A wonderful and unique way to celebrate mom! Cost: Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $5; Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $10. Registration required at least 3 days in advance: either online HERE or by phone or email: 413.200.7262
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Family Hike & Picnic: Spring

Notchview
A seasonal hiking series for families & caregivers with kids ages 6-10. What is Notchview's forest like during the spring?  What is in bloom?  Who do you see?  What are the trees like?  What sounds do you hear?  Find out at our seasonal hike & picnic! We'll go exploring the woods, look for wildlife, and learn about the plants and trees that call Notchview home.  Afterwards, we'll return to the lodge to make and draw in our nature journals and share what we learned and experienced.  Each hike ends with a woodland-inspired story and light snack of juice and cookies. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with the group or order one through Notchview from our local general store for an additional $15. Cost: Member Family: $12; Nonmember Family: $20. Please register at least 2 days in advance, either online HERE or by calling or emailing: 413.200.7262 acaluori@thetrustees.org

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Cafe - One Part Luck!

Village Church, 32 Main Street, Cummington
One Part Luck (John Bye and Peg Cowen) is back at the cafe with some new songs, some guest performers and their collection of fun, smart, sweet and sad original songs. The group features banjo, bass, guitar, harmonica, ukulele and various percussive devices! It's all about gorgeous harmony, gratitude and a good time. Once again brought to you by the friendly folks at the Village Church who believe that music can be a powerful force for building community. All concerts are open to the public of all ages and free of charge. BYOB, snacks provided, tips appreciated. Call John Bye at 413-634-5398 for more information.

Friday Night Cafe is grateful for the support of the Cummington, Ashfield, Chesterfield, Goshen, Plainfield, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington Local Cultural Councils, town agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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May
8
11:30 AM11:30

Community Luncheon: Honoring Our Veterans

Town Hall
This month, for Older American's Month, the CoA will be honoring our veterans. Someone from the VA in Leeds will be in attendance to hand out gift bags to veterans, as well as offer information on services for vets and their families. The program will include an Honor Roll of Windsor’s 66 veterans. A brief ceremony, complete with Taps, will take place outside the Town Hall at the Veterans Memorial.  Lunch menu: Meatloaf ( including vegan), potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert. Open to all Windsor residents, with a special invitation to our veterans. Cost: $5 per person; FREE for veterans.

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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Poetry & Trees: Hike Along the Rivulet

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Join us for poems, hiking, & history along the Rivulet Trail. This hike is in collaboration with Hilltown Land Trust. Hike along the Rivulet trail and through old growth forest at the Bryant Homestead! This hike focuses on the history of Bryant's life and his love for nature and the land. We will learn more about Bryant, his life, and how the beautiful landscape surrounding the Homestead inspired his poetry and work. Bring a favorite poem to share afterwards in celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day! Cost: Member: FREE; Nonmember: $5; Hilltown Land Trust Members: Free. Contact: 413.200.7262 rniswander@thetrustees.org

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Cafe - Sarah Stockwell-Arthen & Gene Hall

Village Church, Cummington
The next cafe features Sarah Stockwell-Arthen and Gene Hall - two singer/songwriters inspired by this place, this Earth where we all live...and by us. In their words: "a mood and a vibe of opening out of the murk and mire, funny that life is funny, we are too, and ourselves as sacred as all the earth is, so from the sacred to the profane." - Sarah. and Gene: "original songs from the heart about our Earth and living on it." Once again brought to you by the friendly folks at the Village Church who believe that music can be a powerful force for building community. As always, snacks are provided, BYO drinks, and donations are appreciated. We are proud to receive support from Cultural Councils in: Cummington, Ashfield, Chesterfield, Goshen, Plainfield, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington.


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