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Prime Happenings March 08

Mar 6 and 7, Tag and Craft Sale. The Springfield Hobby Club will hold a Tag/Craft Sale from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 309 Chestnut St., (lower Franklin next to the YMCA). In addition, to craft tables, there will be a snack bar, bake sale, jewelry and white elephant tables and members tables. The Thrift Shop will hold a fill-a-bag for $5 during the same hours. Mar. 6, The Collected Stories by Grace Paley, (and poetry selections available in the bookstore), 7 p.m. at The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 121 West St., Amherst. Discussion led by Ellie Siegel and Deborah Gorlin, Hampshire College. Mar. 7, Young at Heart Chorus in "Alive Well." It is possible to age gracefully. It is possible to grow old without growing boring. Shown at the Chapin Auditorium Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. At the door $15, general admission. To order on a credit card, call 587-1300. Mar. 8 and 9, Antique and Modern Firearms Show, Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition grounds, West Springfield, Sat., 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mar. 8, Magpie at uNiCoffehouse, Enjoy the acoustic harmony of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino at this 8 p.m. concert. Tickets: $12 at the door. The uNiCoffeehouse is at the Unitarian Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Spfld. Mar. 8, Zoe Darro and the Fiddleheads and Woodford Way, Part of the Westfield on Weekends WinterGreen Days. 8 p.m. at the Westfield Women's Club, 28 Court St. Irish Dance demonstration by Emerald Road. Hearty Irish stew and soda bread will be available. Tickets: $10, available at Westfield Athenaeum, Erin's Own Irish Imports, Tobacco Barn, With Heart & Hand and Shaker Farms Country Club. Mar. 9, Maple Harvest Day, Storrowton Village Museum at the Eastern Exposition grounds, West Springfield, noon-4 p.m. Mar. 9, FleytMuzik, 2 p.m., at the National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St. Tickets are $8. Reservations suggested. FleytMuzik, with cimbalom, violin and bass, is led by the historically important sounds of the wood flute, performed by the "Andy Statman of the klezmer flute." The band members include Adrianne Greenbaum (vintage flutes), Pete Rushefsky (cimbalom), Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Brian Glassman (bass). For more info call 256-4900, email or visit our website at Mar 12, Fund-raiser at On the Hill Restaurant. The Agawam Cultural Council is having a Fund-raiser at On the Hill Restaurant, 37 Southwick St., Feeding Hills. With a St. Patrick's Day theme, the meal choices are: corned beef and cabbage, baked stuffed chicken, meat loaf, meatballs and spaghetti. Drink, soup and dessert included. Entertainment will be provided by the Good Acoustics, a local Agawam group consisting of Mike Smith, Bill Desanty and Dave Fazio. There will be two seatings: 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. Capacity is 50 people per seating, so get your tickets early. Tickets are $15 per person; available in advance at the restaurant. Mar. 13, Heshel's Kingdon by Dan Jacobson, 7 p.m., (rescheduled from Jan. 10) at The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 121 West St., Amherst. Discussion led by Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts. March 14, All-Beethoven concert. Performed by the Chiara Quartet in Sweeney hall, Smith college, at 8 p.m. Concert conversations series at 7 p.m. Part of the Music in Deerfield program. Advance tickets: $25 & $30 adults, $9 children/students. At the door: $32/adults; $10 children. Order at: 413-774-4200 or March 14, 15, 16, "Fiddler on the Roof" at Hampshire Regional High School, 19 Stage Road, Westhampton. First-ever musical produced by school! Performances: March 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.; March 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 HRHS students and children. Purchase from cast members or call school office at 413-527-7680. Mar. 20, Conversations with Artists. Bruce Fowler and Tom Morton will talk about their installation "Last Supper" during Conversations with Artists, an informal series of discussions concerning art and the creative process at Gallery A3 at 7:30 p.m. Gallery A3 is located in downtown Amherst in the Amherst Cinema Building. Hours are Wed.-Sun., 1-7 p.m. Mar. 27-30, The "Original" Western Mass. Home Show, Better Living Center, Young and Stroh buildings, outdoor area, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds, West Springfield. Thurs., 2-9 p.m., Fri., 1-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Upcoming Events April 6, Collectible Show, Nativity Church Hall, 780 Chicopee St., Chicopee. Admission $10; kids under 10 free. Forty-seven ground level spaces. Handicap accessible; free parking; free door prize drawings every 30 minutes; free give-aways at the door. Sport and non-sports cards, sets, wax boxes, autographs, game used cards, card supplies, vintage cards, comics, NASCAR racing, more. April 11, "Happy Days" at Goodspeed Opera House. Season opening production, runs through June 11. Goodspeed is located in East Haddam, Conn. Box office: 860-873-8668. Info: