The first day of school vacation week is also Presidents’ Day, which means that many offices and organizations (including libraries, banks, post offices, and the FRTA bus service) will be closed. But not everyone is on holiday! If you are looking for things to do in Turners Falls, MA on Monday, 2/15, here are some ideas:
The Great Falls Discovery Center is open from 10 am – 4 pm, and is offering a special “Plant a Seed and Think Spring” investigation station activity for visitors of all ages this day.
Also at the Discovery Center, check out the exhibit in the Great Hall, which features near-life size portraits by Louise Minks and handmade dolls by Belinda Lyons Zucker. The show is part of “Music and Diversity II,” Turners Falls RiverCulture‘s celebration of Black History Month.
Places where you can buy food downtown on Mondays include The Rendezvous, CeCe’s Chinese, Subway, Black Cow Burger, the Five Eyed Fox, the Shady Glen, Hubie’s Tavern, and the new Riff’s North. At the Rendezvous you can also see many of the portraits in Turners Falls RiverCulture’s Call and Response show!
Unity Park, including the playground, basketball courts and the long-awaited skatepark, will be open as usual from dawn to dusk. While you’re there, keep an eye out for bald eagles and other interesting creatures around Barton Cove! (If you see a bunch of people with binoculars and telescopes by the river nearby, don’t be shy — ask what they are looking for!)
Our Lady of Peace Church hosts a free community meal on Mondays: Doors open at 5pm, and dinner is served at 5:30.