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March 2009 Happenings

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Matt Lewis in "Long Live the King" March 3-8 at Citystage
March 1, Collectible Show, 9 a.m-2 p.m., at Nativity Church Hall, 780 Chicopee St., Chicopee. Admission: $1; kids under 10, free. Free parking, free door prize drawings every 30 minutes; free give-aways at the door. March 1, Florence Community Band at the Senior Center. Free and open to the public . Starts at 1 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Free-will offering. Call the senior center at 587-1228 for more info. March 1, "Sholem Aleichem at 150," 2 p.m. at The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst, MA Tickets: $5. Among this author's many enduring characters is Tevye the Dairyman, the inspiration for the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." For more info call 256-4900; email or visit March 1 6,7, 8, Neil Simon's "God's Favorite". 8 p.m. ( Sun. Matinee 3 p.m.) in the Winifred Arms Studio Theater, Citystage, downtown Springfield . tickets $18/$20. Free parking. Produced by Panache Productions. March 4, Young@Heart Chorus sing-a-long, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz St. Call the senior center at 587-1228 for more info. There will be additional sing-a-long events on April 1 and May 6. March 5, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Social Networking," 8:30 p.m. at the Springfield JCC, 1160 Dickinson St. The cost is $15 for JCC members or $20 for the general public. Everyone is welcome. March 5, Constance Hamilton and Claudine Mussuto at Gallery A3, Amherst. Opening Reception March 5, 5-8 p.m.; Dialogue with Artists, March 19, 7-9 p.m., Gallery A3, 28 Amity St, Amherst. For info call 256-4250; web: March 6, The Martinson Project. 8 p.m. Sweeney Hall, Smith college. Music in Deerfield welcomes members of the Gothenburg Symphony, one of Scandinavia's best, and soprano Amy Elizabeth Wheeler. "Concert Conversations" hosted by John Montanari at 7 p.m. in Eartle Hall. Advance tickets: $28; undergraduate student, $10; children/high school students, $5. At the door: $32/adults; $10/students;$5/ children/high school students. Info: Music in Deerfield at 774-4200;, or by mail, Box 736, Greenfield, MA 01302. March 8, A concert with Betty Klein, 2 p.m. at The National Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst. Tickets: $6. International folksinger Betty Klein will perform traditional Yiddish folk music from her album "Lomir Ale freilekh Zayn" which includes popular songs inspired by her teacher Martha Schlamme. Info: 256-4900, email, or visit March 9, National Acrobats of China, 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst. Co-presented with Center Series. Visit for additional info. or 800-999-UMAS or 545-2511. March 15, Northern Ct. Vegetarian Society Potluck. 5 p.m. at the Carnigla Senior Center, 41 Oak St., Windsor Locks, Ct. Guest speaker: Jeffery Novick, Directore of Healthe Education for National Health Association.Info: Harry at 860-623-8082 or March 19, Women's Night of Comedy. The Women Business Owners Alliance (WBOA) presents the 16th annual Women's Night of Comedy, March 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. Four comedians will perform at the dinner program to benefit the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, Joy of Jasper, and the YWCA of Western Massachusetts. For tickets call 586-8686. March 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31, Dvorak's Rusalka, at Boston Lyric Opera Shobert Theater, 265 Tremont St., Boston. New production of Dvorak's sublime yet sad fairy tale of a water nymph who longs for human love, bargains with a witch but comes up empty-handed. Known for famous "Song to the Moon." Rarely staged in the US. Single tickets starting at $33 are sold exclusively at 866-348-9738 (TTY 888-889-8587),, or in person at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, 270 Tremont St., Boston. March 20 , Comedians Tina Giorgio, DJ Hazard, Jim Florentine at the Bushnell. In the Belden Theater, as part of the Ha Ha Hartford series. Tickets: at the box office, 166 Capitol Ave, by phone at 860-987-5900 or online at