Week of October 3rd-7th, 2016

New this week: Latest Coffeehouse installment

Musician Jay Mankita, courtesy of his website

Happy, spooky, decked-out October! We love to welcome in what's arguably one of the most festive seasons in our area, with Pumpkinfest coming up at the end of the month.

Now available for viewing on our website: Jay Mankita at the September 9th Great Falls Coffeehouse! Jay Mankita combines folk rhythms with hilarious humor you won't want to miss. This Grammy-nominated entertainer has presented thousands of concerts to children and adults alike in the past 30 years. Check it out at MontagueTV.org, and find more at JayMankita.com. The next Great Falls Coffeehouse will be on Friday, October 14th, from 7-9PM at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls--and will feature Polly Fiveash and Anand Nayak. 

We encourage you to stay updated on local policies in your town. You can now watch the 9/29/16 Montague Special Town Meeting on MontagueTV.org. To review the warrant for last week's special town meeting, please visit this link. Also available online: Gill-Montague Regional School District Meeting, Montague Selectboard Meeting, Montague Finance Committee Meeting, and Gill Selectboard Meeting. 

For those eligible, the deadline to register to vote for the November 8th election is Wednesday, October 19th. More information is available at http://www.montague.net/Pages/MontagueMA_Clerk/register

This month, check out the MIGRATION: Connecting through Art & Culture of the Americas, an exhibit of Guatemalan and other Central and South American art to celebrate the richness these cultures bring to our communities. This exhibit is a collaboration of the Montague Catholic Social Ministries and other local programs, the Mass Parks Department of Conversation and Recreation, the Guatemalan Art and Culture Connection, and the local immigrant community. To learn more about the Guatemalan Art and Culture Connection, founded by Lorna and Imre Kepes, please visit http://guatemalaartandcultureconnection.blogspot.com/. On Monday, October 10th, from 1:00-4:00 there will be activities by Native American people in the same space to highlight the impact of Columbus's "discovery" of America. The focus will be on moving toward healing from the trauma therein, with performances led by Visioning B.E.A.R. Intertribal Coalition. This all happens this October at the Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 

Something going on you think others would like to see? Get in touch to learn how easy it is to use a camera and capture the moment. (413) 863-9200infomontaguetv@gmail.com, or stop by 34 2nd Street in Turners between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We'd love to work with you!