Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity 6th Annual Gingerbread Build!

We are hoping members of your community can help us in making this fun, family friendly event a great success. Once again, the popular gingerbread house building contest is being held at Eastworks, in Easthampton on Saturday, December 9th from 1-4PM. This is a great community builder and important fundraising event for PV Habitat. Last year  over 40 teams participated! This year’s teams will compete for prizes awarded in categories such as Dream Home for a Dinosaur, Most Likely to Attract Sports Fans, and Boldest use of the Color Blue. We will award the team who raises the most money and the team with the largest number of donations with buttons to this year’s First Night celebration in Northampton. We are hoping that your group will participate!  Teams are made up of up to 4 people and can register for a $100 entry donation.  We welcome teams of students, staff, teachers, parents, or combinations. More information can be found  at

5CLIR’s Spring Social

You are cordially invited to the 5CLIR Spring Social!

WHERE: Hadley Farms Meeting House (1 Russell St. (Route 9) in Hadley, in the Hampton Village Barn Shops, just west of the light at Bay Road)

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Now that spring has arrived, this is the perfect opportunity to get out and meet new members and reconnect with old friends. Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres from 4:00-5:00.

Following the social hour, guest speaker John Lombardi, former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will speak on “Colleges and Universities in a Changing World: What will we look like tomorrow?” We look forward to seeing you there!