Exhibit: Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004–2012 @ Yiddish Book Center
Mar 19 – Oct 15 all-day

A photographic series looking at the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century, by Israeli-American photographer Loli Kantor.

Spring Cleaning: Scrub, Rub, Polish and Shine
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

Saturdays and Sundays

After a long and snowy winter the History Workshop is ready to throw open its doors and launch into a real old fashioned spring cleaning.  Roll up your sleeves and join us to learn how to wash clothes using a wooden wash board and tub, and make some soap while you scrub.  The cast iron pots and the silver need polishing and the dusty rugs need a thorough cleaning with the rug beater. Whitewash a wall, sweep the floors with a homemade broom and use a feather duster. “Spring” into spring, with a cleaning fling!

12th Annual Children’s Book Festival: Dig It! Build It! Dream It! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:30 am
Groundbreaking Celebration (Orchard)

11:00 am
Special Storytime with Tom Lichtenheld (Reading Library)

11:30 am
Book signing with Tom Lichtenheld (Great Hall)

12:30 pm
Cupcakes celebrating Eric Carle’s birthday!

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Happier Family Comedy Show (Auditorium)

2:00 pm
Storytime (Reading Library)

Special Storytime: Tom Lichtenheld @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am

Join illustrator Tom Lichtenheld for a special storytime and drawing demonstration for Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, the companion book to the international bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!

June 29, 1999…in 2017! @ Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm

Artichokes in Anchorage! Parsnips in Providence! In David Wiesner’s book,June 29, 1999, a young girl’s science projects begins with seedlings sent up in the atmosphere, and ends with an invasion of giant vegetables! Come to The Carle for a special storytime followed by a collaborative window installation project where young artists imagine what vegetables they see flying through the sky.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: In a Pickle @ Historic Deerfield
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm

Saturdays in July. Drop-in anytime.

Program will also run on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Pickles and jam. Lemonade and switchel. During the hot summer, learn how people in early New England kept cool, and preserved summer produce.  Our open hearth cooks will demonstrate how to make cooling beverages and foods like pickles and jam.

Get the Buzz on Bees! @ Historic Deerfield
Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 4:30 pm

Daily through August 27

Come to the History Workshop to learn the sweet story of honey bees. From pollination to producing wax and honey, bees have been important in Deerfield from colonial times right up to the present. Currently, there are many concerns about honey bees and we want to provide up-to-date information on honey bee decline and its possible causes.   Our bee related activities will be fun for everyone. Join us for wax candle making, honey tasting, creating a honey bee art project and planting pollinator friendly flower seeds.

@ Emily Dicksonson Museum
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets.

Yidstock @ Yiddish Book Center
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. The sixth annual Yidstock takes place—rain or shine—at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, July 13-16, 2017.

For more information and to purchase tickets for individual events:

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy @ Yiddish Book Center
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock’s artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.