UPCOMING EVENTS

April 16-20, 2018

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Northampton Parks & Recreation

Lil’ Sluggers Baseball 2018

For: Boys & Girls, Ages 4 – 6 (must be 4 as of 8/31/18)

Days: Saturday Mornings

Dates: April 28 – June 16 (7 sessions) No program on May 26

Time: 9:00-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:45 a.m. (may vary each week)

Fee: $50 before March 30, $55 after (non-residents add $10)

* 2018 Look Park Season Pass is required or you will pay the daily Park entry fee. A Look Park/Northampton Parks & Rec. Sports Only Pass is available for $20 for the baseball program. This pass is available in person at Parks & Rec. Dept. ONLY!

Location: Look Park Ball Fields

Registration Deadline: April 6 or until filled

 

  • Lil Sluggers TBall baseball is for player age 4-6 and serves as an introduction to the games of baseball and softball in a fun, active, non-competitive environment. Northampton Parks & Recreation Department recognizes that T-ball is often a family’s first experience with baseball.
  • Players will learn foundational skills of baseball/softball such as batting, catching, throwing and fielding for gains in both experience and confidence. Players are coached by volunteer parents who are trained by Northampton Parks & Recreation.
  • Players can expect to hit from a Tee throughout the season, but as the season progresses, coaches are given the option to introduce coach pitch to players who are ready to hit in this fashion. The emphasis is on children receiving skill development thru a positive instruction, equal participation and the value of teamwork and most importantly having fun.
  • All players/teams participate each Saturday morning for a seven-week season beginning the last Saturday of April at Look Park.

 

Volunteer COACHES ARE NEEDED!

 

If you are interested in coaching, indicate it on the back of the registration form.

 

Questions? Northampton Parks & Recreation, 413-587-1040, 100A Bridge Rd. Florence, MA

www.northamptonma.gov/recreation recreation@northamptonma.gov

May 5, 2018

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The New England Brigade Drill Day

The New England Brigade is the premier Civil War reenacting organization in New England. Currently, with 25 member units; totaling over 400 reenactors and historians representing the soldiers, sailors, and civilians of the Civil War era. Besides taking to the field of battle, they offer a living history component that one cannot experience through a book or movie. Their goal is to immerse their audiences into the Civil War era through battle scenarios, military and civilian camp life, and the uniforms and clothes of the period. They hope to heighten your senses by the smell of the campfire, the thunder of the cannon and the crack of the rifle fire, the click of the telegraph, the feel of the fabrics of the era, the distant bugle call, the cavalry as it charges, the passion of first person impressions and the call to orders by command staff. They dedicate themselves to bringing the American Civil War to life so the generations to come will know, remember and respect those before us.

 

 

Schedule

9:30am:    Morning Parade/Roll call

9:45am:    School of the Soldier – Corporals’ Drill

10:15am:     School of the Soldier – Sergeants’ Drill

10:45am:     Break

11:15am:     School of the Company – Line Officers’ Drill

Noon:     Break

1:00pm:     School of the Company – Line Officers’ Drill

2:00pm:     Battalion Drill

2:45pm:     Break

3:15pm:     Battalion Drill

4:15pm:     Retreat Parade

4:30pm:     Powder Issue

May 5, 2018

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Walk MS: Northampton 2018

Ending multiple sclerosis, for good, will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force and with every step we take, every dollar we raise … we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

 

If you have Walk MS questions, please contact the Fundraising Support Center at 1-855-372-1331 or FundraisingSupport@nmss.org.

May 12, 2018

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Western MA Walk to Defeat ALS

More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS® is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year.

 

Registration opens January 30th!

May 13, 2018

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Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day this year at Look Memorial Park! Book a picnic table and shower Mom with love while enjoying sunshine and all of the fun that the Park has to offer.

 

To make the day even sweeter, all Moms receive FREE unlimited mini golf and train rides for the whole day!!

May 20, 2018

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Wild Goose Chase

The fourth annual Wild Goose Chase takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Look Park in Florence, MA!

 

Whole Children’s Wild Goose Chase is an annual 5K, kids’ carnival, and family fun races for all ages and abilities. Race events include a chip-timed 5K race and 1 mile run/walk/roll, as well as a slew of kids’ races. The carnival is hoppin’ with wagon rides, face painting, live music, games, and more.

 

This year’s carnival events will feature horse-drawn wagon rides by Muddy Brook Drafts, hula hooping with Hoop Joy Amherst, yo-yoing with A2Z Science & Learning Store, face-painting, games, and much more.

 

We will have food trucks on hand and our very own Friendship Band will keep the crowd rocking.

June 9, 2018

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Boy Scout Day

Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 as we honor Boy Scouts at Look Park in Florence, MA. Wear your Boy Scout uniform, or show us anything Boy Scout related, and receive FREE vehicle entry and attraction wristbands for only $10 each! (usually $15)

 

If you’re a Boy Scout Leader and would like to make it a day cooking out and enjoying a picnic site in the Park, contact the office at (413)584-5457 to make a site reservation at a reduced rate!

 

Don’t miss out on this fun day in the sun for Boy Scouts!

June 10, 2018

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Girl Scout Day

Join us on Sunday, June 11, 2017 as we honor Girl Scouts at Look Park in Florence. Wear your Girl Scout uniform or show us anything Girl Scout related and receive FREE vehicle entry and attraction wristbands for only $10 each! (usually $15)

 

If you’re a Girl Scout Leader and would like to make it a day cooking out and enjoying a picnic site in the Park, contact the office at (413)584-5457 to make a site reservation at a reduced rate!

 

Don’t miss out on this fun day in the sun for Girl Scouts!

June 17, 2018

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Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a day you know he’ll love! Bring the family to enjoy a fun day at Look Memorial Park in Florence, MA. Book one of our beautiful picnic sites for a cook out, or give Dad the day off and enjoy all the delicious food available at our Look Park Grill.

 

To make the men in our lives feel even more special, Dads can enjoy FREE unlimited rounds of mini golf and train rides for the whole day!

 

Start a new Father’s Day tradition and bring the whole family to Look Memorial Park!

June 21 – October 18

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Movies Under the Stars Series

Pack up the picnic chairs, and come out to Look Park to watch a flick in our beautiful Pines Theater during our Movies Under the Stars Series this year! Every third Thursday of the month, starting in June, we will be screening a film.

 

Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

**Two of our films are Rated R, anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

June 26 – August 7

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Franklin King Children’s Series

Join us every Tuesday this summer at 10am for our Franklin King Children’s Series!

 

June 26: The Marvelous Marvin
July 3: Mister G
July 10: Caravan Puppets
July 17: Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments
July 24: Sunny Train Music
July 31: Rick Goldin Music
August 7: Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments

 

Tickets: $5 per person (2 & Under FREE)

 

Call our office, 413-584-5457, if you are interested in purchasing a Franklin King Children’s Series Pass! For only $28 per person you can see all the acts in this year’s series AND receive free vehicle entry.

July 21, 2018

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Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Join us for the premier Scottish Festival in Massachusetts! Our 25th anniversary will feature some of our incredible staples: pipe and drum competition, dance competition, haggis tasting, athletic competition, and so much more!

 

Our main stage will be filled with incredible talent including:
-Charlie Zahm
-Screaming Orphans
-Albannach
-The Tartan Terrors
-Another Act to be Announced Soon

July 30, 2018

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DSP Shows Presents

Gary Clark Jr.

It’s been a banner year for Grammy Award-winning, genre-spanning guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr. He released his second critically-revered live album Live North America 2016, toured with Eric Clapton and My Morning Jacket, played numerous festivals around the world, and once again was invited to participate in this year’s GRAMMY® Awards as both a presenter and performer. Clark also impacted radio with his first hit single, his updated version of The Beatles classic “Come Together” from Justice League Soundtrack. Most recently Clark has been busy writing and preparing new material for his next studio album. Clark’s incendiary performances showcase an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time. “A guitar hero of potent magnetism.” – The New York Times

August 18, 2018

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Look Park Food Truck Festival

The Look Park Food Truck Festival is back again this year!

 

Join us on Saturday, August 18 from 12-6pm to enjoy street eats from all over the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

 

Whether you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon or a food lover eager to taste the best food trucks & carts in the Valley, The Look Park Food Truck Festival is one event that you won’t want to miss!

 

Tickets are $5 presale and $8 day of event. Kids 2 and under are FREE.

 

TICKETS FOR SALE STARTING JULY 10th!

 

If you are a food truck owner or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email our Special Events Coordinator at kbeaudry@lookpark.org!

 

Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine event. No outside food or beverages are permitted. No coolers. Please be prepared to present proper ID. Ticket price does not include food.

September 22, 2018

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Look Park Beer & Wine Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual Look Park Beer & Wine Festival at Look Park in Florence, MA!

 

Savor enough sips and samples to delight your palate all afternoon. This year’s event promises the Pioneer Valley’s best wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more!

 

Tickets are $35 presale and $40 day of event. Designated Driver and Under 21 tickets for sale, $10 presale and $15 day of event. Kids 2 and under are FREE.

 

TICKETS FOR SALE STARTING AUGUST 1st!

 

For sponsorship opportunities or to become a vendor please email our Special Events Coordinator at kbeaudry@lookpark.org!

 

Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine event. No outside food or beverages are permitted. No pets or coolers. Please be prepared to present proper ID. Ticket price does not include food.

September 22, 2018

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BikeFest 2018

Come out to enjoy the stunning fall foliage, dairy farms, and quaint villages of the Pioneer Valley, then stay for the gourmet food, beer, live music and entertainment. BikeFest is the most fun you can have on or off a bike! 

October 21, 2018

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3rd Annual Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K

We choose to live, to work, to train in Western Massachusetts, a mere speck on the map, because in many respects we appreciate and admire the beauty. The landscape embodies freedom…from the snow covered mountains to the incredible sunsets and sunrises and the impeccable scenery. The people culminate diversity…from the colored flags flying high through streets lined with boutique shops and ethnic restaurants, to the farmers cultivating vast and ever-bearing fields passed through generations of hard-working kin. We all are fortunate to call this incredibly giving place home. We walk and run the trails in admiration. We live with this cohesion and harmony that is truly second to none. And quite often, we gather to celebrate all that surrounds us, all that embodies each and every one of us in this “happy” valley. So, once more, we ask you to join us in celebrating what makes this community, this place, one of the most amazing representations of happiness and freedom this World can offer.

 

The Happy Valley Half Marathon was created by two people who are passionate about running, getting active, and living life to the fullest. Justin Killeen, owner of 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition in Hadley, MA., has teamed up with Western Mass native and certified running coach, Grant Ritter, to bring you a breath-taking course, designed to showcase some of the most beautiful roads that New England has to offer, during peak Fall foliage. This PR inducing course, the events to follow, and the passion that we exhibit will exhilarate runners and walkers alike…from first timers to seasoned pros. We are pulling out all of the stops to make this run, your run, year after year. New in 2017, the Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, helping raise over $30,000!

 

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds.

 

*FREE Long Sleeve Tech Shirt for the first 100 registrants.*

 

Visit www.happyvalleyhalfand5k.com for more information!