Week of December 7th-11th, 2015

Mark your calendars for these upcoming festivities!

Turners Falls is bustling with activity this December! There's much to look forward to, and MCTV staff & producers are working fast to bring the fun your way. 

Looking for an art break? Check out this week's exhibit Community: A Photo Exhibition by Josh McElhone and Joey Parzych at the Carnegie Library (201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA). Closing reception Thursday December 10th from 4-5. Show runs from December 7th-10th. 

For some seasonal fun, don't forget to check out the many activities going on as a part of It's a Wonderful Night In Turners Falls, a Turners Falls RiverCulture event featuring shopping, dining, and seasonal cheer. There was mistake in the day listed in last week's news blast, but make no mistake: this will take place on Friday, December 11th from 3-10 PM. Festivities will include a kid's bird feeder crafting event at the Great Discover Center (3-6 PM), the arrival of Santa at Spinner Park at 6:30, and a performance of the children's creative dance company "Awesome Art in Motion" at 5:30 in the Brick House Community Resource Center (upstairs). Also at the Brick House: holiday green-screen photo fun from 5-8 pm! Many shops will be open late, as listed at http://www.turnersfallsriverculture.org/its-a-wonderful-night-in-turners-falls/. All to be followed by an After Party at the Rendevouz at 9:30!

The Welcome Yule is now in its 31st year! Don't miss the traditional passing of the yule log with wassailing songs, caroles, puppets and more--the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance and a retelling of the myth of Halcyon. This year's show will bring us to a seaside village where nautical songs and a sailors' jig celebrate the safe return of fisher folk on the eve of the winter solstice. Check it out at the Shea Theater (71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA), December 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM, or Sunday, December 13th at 2 PM. General admission-$12, seniors & children-$10, children 4&under-FREE, and just $40 for families of 4-5. You can reserve tickets by emailing reservations@welcomeyule.org with your name, the date of the performance you plan to attend, and number of tickets for reservation. 

And don't forget to check out recent additions to our TV schedule & available online: 

  • Finance Committee 12/2/15
  • Gill Selectboard Meeting 11/30/15

Local producers are bringing more coverage coming your way. Bret Leighton has filmed the Fossil Tracks event at Greenfield Savings Bank as well as the recent Montague Reporter Holiday Gala Benefit to honor the contributions of Patricia Pruitt and Chris Sawyer-Lauçanno. Mik Muller will be covering the Welcome Yule once again, and Ken McCance will be covering the Brass Band Ensemble for the next three weeks.

Something going on you think others would like to see? Get in touch and learn how easy it is to use a camera and capture the moment! (413) 863-9200, infomontaguetv@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!