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Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series celebrates its season finale on Saturday, May 5 with the western Massachusetts premiere of the new comedy/drama, “The Perfect Family”, starring Kathleen Turner and Emily Deschanel. The film screening will be held at the Northampton High School Theater, 7 PM, and the After Party will be held at Diva’s Nightclub in Northampton, 8:30 pm - Midnight. Advance tickets, trailer, and information are available at

The Perfect Family touts an all star cast including Kathleen Turner (Golden Globe winner), Emily Deschanel, (star of the hit FOX TV show “Bones”), Sharon Lawrence (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Richard Chamberlain (“Thornbirds”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Michael McGrady (“24”), and Angelique Cabral (“Friends With Benefits”).

The Perfect Family is a laugh out loud, heartfelt comedy / drama about a devout woman (Turner) who wants to win the Catholic Woman of the Year award. Her problem is that she lies about her entire family to make them “perfect” in the eyes of the church. Her daughter is a pregnant, vegetarian lesbian (Emily Deschanel) who plans to marry her partner (Angelique Cabral), her son (Jason Ritter) wants a divorce and is having an affair, and her husband (Michael McGrady) is a recovering alcoholic. Her struggle with her homophobia, her faith, and her love for her family is portrayed honestly with compassion and humor. This film examines universal family dynamics that everyone,  LGBT and heterosexual folks, young and older, will definitely be able to relate to.

Tickets are $10 Advance / $12 Door / $16 Combo Film & Party / $8 Student w/ID. After Party tickets are $6 with film / $7 Advance / $8 Door. The film trailer and more information is available at

Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series screens the best in award-winning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films from around the world in a nine month season. Now wrapping up its fourth season, Out! For Reel’s mission is to create and strengthen our LGBT community through cultural events, build connections to our heterosexual allies, and work toward the eradication of homophobia through the arts and entertainment. Over 25,000 people have attended Out! For Reel events since its inception in 2008.


Addressing the Dean’s Theme of “The Gulf Oil Spill Crisis: Lessons for the Future” with original theater pieces to be created and performed by members of the Department of Theater and special guests. 

The Curtain Theater 
April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m., April 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

In the wake of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, officials at UMass Amherst issued a challenge to all departments to respond to the issues raised by the crisis. The Department of Theater’s response is a festival of devised theater, organized under the artistic direction of dramaturgy MFA student Megan McClain. She will guide several groups of artists, both students and professionals, as they create a handful of new pieces that offer different perspectives on the theme and the questions it raises about how we relate to the physical world, what our responsibility is to repair what we harm, and our place in the community and this ecosystem.





Registration AND payment for the 2012 season is only available online. 
For information, visit; to register, click Registration (near top right). 

ALL youth lacrosse players shall register with US Lacrosse Association ($25); the BLA registration will automatically link to US Lacrosse. 

Belchertown Lacrosse Association 2012 Fees: 
Senior Girls/Boys (7th & 8th grade)—$120
Junior Girls/Boys (5th & 6th grade)—$120
Bantam Boys (3rd & 4th grade)—$105
Bantam Girls (3rd & 4th grade) and Initiation/Learn to Play Coed (1st & 2nd grade)—Free 

All levels—US Lacrosse fee $25

Questions re: BLA? email Jeff at jbowers4119 at
Questions re: registration? email Jeannette at belchertownlax at 

The season starts with practices in late March/early April. There may be indoor practice available; emails will be sent out with details. Generally, for most teams, there are 1 to 3 practices and 1 to 2 games per week.

There are MANY volunteer opps within BLA…from team manager to board member, fundraising coordinator to field liner…or even end-of-season picnic planner! Email Jeannette belchertownlax at 


What if we stressed our natural resources to the point where people had to line up to pay for the privilege of using the privy? Find out at The Rand Theater March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8 p.m., March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. 



Saturday, March 3, 7 pm
Academy of Music, Northampton
$10 Advance / $12 Door / $8 Student w/ID

Tickets / Info: 

Starring Academy Award-Winning Actresses Olympia Dukakis & Brenda Fricker

Cloudburst tells the powerful, poignant story of an older lesbian couple in a thirty year relationship
escaping out of a nursing home to get married in Canada so that family members cannot separate them.
This exquisite film gives it all: a beautiful love story, a daring road trip, laugh out loud humor, and an
unforgettable journey of the heart for both the characters and the audience.


Hotel Northampton Grand Ballroom
Sat., March 5, 8:45 pm - Midnight
$6 with film stub / $8.50 Advance - Party only / $10 Door

• Dance Music with DJ Lori B
• Free Hors D’oeuvres • Cash Bar

Tickets / Info: 


with Bill Bradley

Tuesday February 28th 7pm


Most people wouldn’t think to compare the sunny Mediterranean with the rugged extremes of New England, yet they share many similarities. In this workshop, Bill Bradley, Registered Dietitian, will discuss how to eat the “healthiest diet in the world” utilizing local New England resources. He will teach easy ways to dramatically improve our health both at home and while eating out. A cooking demonstration and taste testing are included.

The Pilates Studio

104 Russell St. (Rt 9) Hadley, MA

413-586-3504  |  |


Andrew Bird began to play the violin at age 4, learning to play Bach and Mozart by ear as if they were folk tunes. Though raised on classical repertoire, he still has little use for the written note and spins melody and words out of his cumulative experience, mixing elements of many genres without confining itself to any one in particular. While his early work with his band Bowl of Fire was influenced by pre-war jazz and showcased his violin skills, his sound began to evolve in an indie-folk direction after he went solo. But indie-folk — or any single genre — is just a backbone for a swirl of loops, samples and gorgeously rich instrumentation underpinning lyrics of mysterious import. Bird released his fifth solo album, Noble Beast, in early 2009 to acclaim; he’s now working on a film score and an art installation.

Tickets are $35.00 or $30.00.

At the Calvin Theater in Northampton.