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WINTER BREAK EVENTS

DEC 23rd 2016 - JAN 2nd 2017


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

 

Grocery Van Shuttle

Starting at 11:00 am, Pick-ups at JMG

Space on vans is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

 

**B43 Buses running on No School Schedule for those who do not come back on shuttle!

 

 

Look Park:  Santa’s Trains & Holiday Lights

3:20pm, meet in Cutter Living Room

 

We’ll meet to take the R42 PVTA bus to Florence, MA from the Academy of Music at 3:50pm. The bus costs $1.25 each way.  If you go on your own, tell the bus driver you’d like to stop at Look Park - it will be the next stop after Florence Center.  Buses will leave every hour from Look Park to come back to town.

 

All Aboard! This holiday season, Look Memorial Park is celebrating this special time of the year with a selection of running model trains whirling by displays of a whimsical wonderland of Christmas favorites and village landscapes. Chat with our authentic engineers, view our beautifully themed holiday trees and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus before relaxing with a holiday cookie and hot chocolate. Free for all ages!

 

While you enjoy Santa’s Trains, you can also step aboard the Holiday Express train and take a one mile ride around the Park. View over 50 holiday light displays made by the park's Grounds and Maintenance staff.  The train departs nightly every 20 minutes beginning at 4:20 p.m.

Cost is $5 per person.

Visit www.lookpark.org for information.

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

 

Northampton Winter Farmers’ Market

9:00am - 2:00pm

Smith VoTech High School, 80 Locust St, Northampton (just past Cooley Dickinson Hospital)

 

ZING Table Tennis Club - Family Time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton

 

Come and play Tennis/Ping Pong at the beautiful new Zing! Table Tennis Club with 9 courts and a great lounge area. Family time from Noon to 5 PM. Anyone can play - all levels welcome! $12 for 1 table (up to four people) for 1 hour.

 

Snacks & A Movie

6:30pm, Cutter Living Room

Join other international students staying for Winter Break and enjoy snacks and a movie. HRs will be organizing a selection of films for you to choose from!

 

Local Northampton Christmas Eve Services*

4:00pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

9:40 pm

10:00pm

12 midnight

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

 

Local Northampton Christmas Day Services*

 

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9:30am

10:00am

11:00am

11:30 am

5:30 pm

ZING Table Tennis Club - Family Time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton

 

Come and play Tennis/Ping Pong at the beautiful new Zing! Table Tennis Club with 9 courts and a great lounge area. Family time from Noon to 5 PM. Anyone can play - all levels welcome! $12 for 1 table (up to four people) for 1 hour.

 

Holiday Dinner - Open to all students.

6:00pm, Cutter/Ziskind Dining Hall

 

Enjoy a meal together, regardless of faith.

Share what different holiday traditions you have at home and enjoy the company of the Smith community on this holiday! The ISSO will provide dinner from Bombay Royale to be delivered to Cutter/Ziskind!

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

 

Holyoke Mall trip

10:30am, Ziskind Living Room


Shop those crazy holiday sales at the mall! We’ll meet and walk to the Academy of Music to take the R41 PVTA bus to Holyoke Mall. The bus costs $1.25 each way. Anyone who is interested will take the 11:00 am bus to the mall, and we’ll meet back up at the bus stop at 3:00 pm to come back to campus. This will be a great chance to spend time with other Smithies, but feel free to go earlier or stay later.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

 

Beat Stress: Drumming with Ellen Clegg

6:30-7:30pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton

 

Discover the inspiring and accessible healing work of drumming while together wecreate community through the world’s rich drumming traditions, $12-16 sliding scale, no one turned away.

 

Karaoke & Snacks

7:00pm, Ziskind Living Room

 

Show off your talent and sing some of your favorite songs! We will provide the karaoke machine and snacks.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

 

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Ice Skating @ the UMass Mullins Center!

10:30am, meet at JMG (Public Skate from 12-1:30pm)

Head over to UMass with your friends to enjoy their skating rink! The B43 bus leaves at 10:30am (no School Schedule), so make sure to be on time!

CASH ONLY!

Admission: $5(with OneCard), Skate rental: $5, Bus trip: $2.50

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

 

Get Your Craft On!

7:00pm, Ziskind Kitchen

 

Join us for winter themed arts and crafts! Make paper snowflakes and snow globes to dress up your room, and decorate some holiday sugar cookies!

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30

 

Watch a Movie at Cinemark Hampshire Mall!

 

Claim your free Cinemark Gift Card (only 15 available!) and come watch the movie of your choice at Hampshire Mall! Gift cards can be picked up from your Winter Break HRs. Choose either an early bird or matinee timing and then take the appropriate bus to get there. See the bus schedule below:

 

Shabbat Chanukah 7th Night Community Celebration

5:45pm - 7:30pm, Beit Ahavah, 130 Pine Street, Florence

 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

 

Northampton Winter Farmers’ Market

9:00am - 2:00pm

Smith VoTech High School, 80 Locust St, Northampton (just past Cooley Dickinson Hospital)

 

ZING Table Tennis Club - Family Time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton

 

Come and play Tennis/Ping Pong at the beautiful new Zing! Table Tennis Club with 9 courts and a great lounge area. Family time from Noon to 5 PM. Anyone can play - all levels welcome! $12 for 1 table (up to four people) for 1 hour.

 

First Night Northampton!

12:00 noon - 6:00pm, all over downtown Northampton

 

Northampton comes alive on New Year's Eve! All day and night there will be performances and special deals all over town for those who have a First Night Northampton button. Sign up at the Res. Life meeting on 12/22 for a free button. Any remaining buttons will be distributed by Winter Break HRs. You can also buy a button on your own (Daytime buttons- good until 6pm: $10; All day and night buttons: $16).  

 

We'll meet in the living room of your house to walk down to the first event at the Academy of Music at 12 noon, SHOW Circus Studio’s Holiday Party.  There will be two large performances! To learn more about the events and performances, go to: www.firstnightnorthampton.org or download the iPhone app: First Night Northampton 2017.

 

Look up! Fireworks!

6:15pm

 

Even if you don’t have a button, don't miss the New Year's Eve fireworks this year!  Walk downtown to watch them and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday. FREE.

 

New Year's Eve countdown

12:00am, Intersection of Pleasant St. & Main St.

Meet in Cutter Living Room at 11:15pm to walk down with other Smithies!

 

Every year, the Hotel Northampton rings in the New Year with a glittering ball atop the roof.  Gather in the center of town to countdown the last minutes of 2016 and watch the ball rise to signify the New Year. FREE.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

 

ZING Table Tennis Club - Family Time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

122 Pleasant Street, Easthampton

 

Come and play Tennis/Ping Pong at the beautiful new Zing! Table Tennis Club with 9 courts and a great lounge area. Family time from Noon to 5 PM. Anyone can play - all levels welcome! $12 for 1 table (up to four people) for 1 hour.

 

Hot Chocolate Bar & Board Games

7:30pm, Ziskind Living Room/ Ziskind Basement

 

Drink hot chocolate and play some board games with other Smithies! Move to the basement for an air hockey or table tennis tournament!

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 2

 

Pizza Dinner & a Movie

6:00pm, Cutter Living Room

 

Now that break is almost over, let’s have a relaxing night together before J-term starts. ISSO will have some pizzas delivered and the HRs will provide a choice of movies to watch together!


 

*For a more comprehensive list of places of worship outside the Northampton/Amherst area, see Religious and Spiritual Life website

 

 

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