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WB4F Training Ride on Tap
Will Bike 4 Food registrants are invited to a FREE training ride! Our official cycling coach, Coach Tracy from The Hub Studio, will lead a 20-mile training ride through the beautiful roads of Deerfield and Greenfield.  Immediately following the ride, participants are welcome to enjoy a FREE pint of beer courtesy of our generous hosts at the Berkshire Brewing Company Taproom. (Don't forget to bring cash to tip the hardworking beertenders!) As you sip, Coach Tracy will lead a discussion about training and answer all of your questions.  This is the first of 3 training/practice rides that will be held this summer to help all registrants prepare for Will Bike 4 Food. This particular ride is best suited for intermediate or experienced riders. Road bikes are required (no hybrid or mountain bikes). The next ride will a beginner/fun on flat roads and will be a much safer option for those with hybrid bikes.  Schedule:  12:45pm Registration & Warmup 1:00pm Ride begins  2:30pm (approx.) Riders return to Berkshire Brewing Company  2:30pm-3:30pm (approx.) Training Discussion with Coach Tracy of The Hub Studio  Requirements & Expectations:  Must be registered for Will Bike 4 Food  Road bikes only Must wear a helmet (also a requirement for Will Bike 4 Food)  Must bring a full water bottle and at least one spare tire tube (Coach Tracy will have air and levers, but not spare tubes. Pioneer Valley Bike & Ski are happy to assist you in purchasing these supplies)   FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Not exactly. Will Bike 4 Food registrants of all ages are welcome to participate in the training ride. However, cyclists under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, participants must meet the skill requirements, and persons under 21 cannot participate in the post-ride training discussion inside the brewery.    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Private lot and street parking available. Please be respectful of our generous hosts and carpool whenever possible.     How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Jennifer Therkelsen, Event Coordinator, can be reached at JenniferT@foodbankwma.org or 413-247-9738 x128   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No. Please save paper. Your name will be on a list upon arrival. 

When: Jun 29, 2019 1pm in Deerfield, MA
Cultivating Stillness & Compassion in Times of Strife - Summer Sesshin with Roshis Eve Marko and Fleet Maull
Summer Sesshinwith Roshis Eve Marko & Fleet Maull August 21-25  Greetings!We are very pleased to invite you to a Summer Sesshin at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center in Deerfield, MA! Schedule: Begins with dinner on Wednesday, August 21 @ 6pm Ends at noon on Sunday, August 25.Sesshin includes zazen, service, face-to-face (optional personal practice meetings with a Roshi), and dharma talks.Thursday- Sunday: Day begins with sitting at 7 am  Coffee, tea and light breakfast at 8am. Lunch & DInner Day ends at 9 pm (noon on Sunday). Retreat Fee: Cost: $225, which includes meals (breakfast, lunch and light dinner), but not housing (see below for housing options).Please register early! ATTEND as many days as you like: one, two, three, etc or all! (sign up below).  Dana: Teachers (Heart) Gift:The retreat fee above only covers the cost of meals and facilities  Please plan on making a generous dana offering to support our teachers.We encourage participants needing support to engage in their own fundraising efforts through the traditional Zen Peacemaker practice of “raising a mala” practice. Lodging: Accommodations are not covered in the suggested retreat fee donation. A limited number of participants (on a personal request basis) may be able to sleep in the Dojo for a cost of $25 per night. There may also be one or two double occupancy rooms available at a cost of $65 per night per person (available on a first come, first served basis and requiring a 50% deposit). For housing at Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, please contact Melissa: melissa@prisonmindfulness.orgLocal housing options, within 15 minutes of Windhorse Hill Retreat Center, include numerous Airbnb options in Deerfield, Sunderland and Greenfield, the Red Roof Inn Plus motel, the Hampton Inn, and various local B&B’s. More details here.

When: Aug 21, 2019 6pm in Deerfield, MA
Peace of My Heart - Conversation & Kirtan with Krishna Das
Advance tickets are available here via Eventbrite until 12 midnight Sat Sept 8th . There is a $3.80 service charge for each ticket purchased online. $55 + $3.80 =$58.80Doors open at 1:45pm. General admission seating.  Tickets at the door are $65 cash only  You will receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite which you should print out or have ready to show on your mobile device to be scanned as your ticket for entry. NO paper tickets will be mailed. Once checked-in you will receive a wristband/ticket/stamp for entry into the event. It's a General Admission event.  Note that tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE  Additional information contact: assistant@krishnadas.com     FAQs When should I arrive? Doors open 15 mins prior to start time. You may want to come a little earlier than that to join the ticket holders line for a general admission event. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? ID is not required at Will Call. The workshop event is not appropriate for children. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? If you purchase a ticket and can not come, please give your printed ticket to a friend if they are coming in your place. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please print your ticket and bring to the event.  What is the refund policy? All tickets are non-refundable. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes, if you have been given a ticket by someone else that would be fine.  

When: Sep 8, 2019 2pm in Deerfield, MA
Dimensional Weaving with Martina Celerin
A fabulous weekend workshop with Fiber artist Martina Celerin ! Create a OOAK woven work of art using upcycled/ recycled materials!

When: Sep 28, 2019 10am in Deerfield, MA