Montague and Erving Notebook: April 10, 2024

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Published: 04-09-2024 4:27 PM

Pollinator gardens, cannabis subject of workshop

ERVING — The Erving Public Library will host a workshop that will include discussion about backyard pollinator gardens and organic cannabis on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m.

Puzzle swap set for Sunday

ERVING — The Erving Public Library will host a puzzle swap on Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees don’t need to bring a puzzle in order to take a puzzle.

Learn about amphibian life with Mass Audubon

ERVING — Mass Audubon will lead a “Fantastic Frogs” program for children ages 6 to 12 at the Erving Public Library on Sunday, April 14, at 11 a.m. Sign-up is required by calling 413-423-3348.

Public comments sought on Digital Equity Plan

MONTAGUE — The draft Montague Digital Equity Plan is available for public comment through April 26.

Comments and questions may be sent to Ted Harvey, FRCOG senior economic development planner, via email at or 413-774-3167, ext. 165.

To view the draft plan and to learn more, visit

Family craft activities highlight Eastern European culture

TURNERS FALLS — Helena Alves and Patty Solomon, museum educators from the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s Deerfield Teachers’ Center, will lead drop-in family craft activities pertaining to Eastern European culture at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Friday, April 19, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Attendees can explore pysanky egg painting and paper cutting designs, and see traditional clothing and costumes that can be fitted for paper dolls. Visitors can also dress up in period costumes and take selfies.

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This free event is presented by PVMA and funded by Mass Humanities as part of the Expanding Massachusetts Stories initiative. All ages are welcome.

April 21: French/Breton jam session

TURNERS FALLS — The Great Falls Discovery Center invites residents to a French/Breton jam session on Sunday, April 21, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

An informal group of musicians will gather to play traditional dance music from France and Brittany, commonly known as balfolk. All ages are welcome.