Area briefs: Arcadia’s Flocktober event; vaccine clinic in Worthington; Pelham Cultural Council deadline nears

Published: 10/1/2023 7:50:19 PM
Modified: 10/1/2023 7:49:22 PM
Cultural council deadline nears

PELHAM — The Pelham Cultural Council has set an Oct. 17 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Pelham or the Amherst-Pelham public schools, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.

This year, the Pelham Cultural Council will distribute about $5,500 in direct-funding grants. Funding priorities for this year include arts programs and projects serving residents of Pelham and students and their families in the regional school system, and projects celebrating Pelham’s history, culture, and environment

Questions/information: John Page at

Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at

Flu vaccine clinic

WORTHINGTON — A flu vaccine clinic will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Art Room of the R.H. Conwell Elementary School, 147 Huntington Road.

The clinic is open to the community. Walk-ins are welcome, though preregistration is preferred at or by calling (413) 587-1314 for assistance.

Arcadia’s Flocktober

EASTHAMPTON — Mass Audubon presents Flocktober at Arcadia, Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Flocktober is a new series of events to celebrate the fall season and get people outside in nature at a half dozen properties across the commonwealth.

The Arcadia event will feature a round or two of corn hole, some nature-inspired art, sourdough crust pizza with cashew cheese and farm-fresh toppings from Vegan Pizza Land, and a pint from Abandoned Building Brewery.

Admission is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, and free for children.


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