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Lovely gardens make this a nice time of year to visit Wistariahurst, the historic house museum in Holyoke. Built in 1868, the 26-room mansion, at 238 Cabot St., was home to two generations of the Skinner family who manufactured fine silks and satins. Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., there’s a reception for artist Caleb Colon, whose exhibit, “Behind the Scenery: Sketches to Cityscapes” features the Connecticut River. On Sunday at 2 p.m., Allerton Kilborne, who spent part of his childhood at Wistariahurst, will lead a tour of the house. Admission is $10. www.wistariahurst.org.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
e_SDLqLet’s Fold! Origami for Everyone,” a workshop at Forbes Library in Northampton, is today with a session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for adults, and another from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for kids. Yulan “Mimmy” San, a folk artist and teacher, will present the 2,000-year-old art of folding paper to create charming objects. To register, call 587-1017, stop by the main desk or email email@example.com.