indexMonday, April 3, 2017
, 5–7:30 pm
Hope and Olive’s Soup & Game Night
Beneficiary: Mary Lyon Foundation!

Join us for this great community event, graciously hosted by the folks at Hope & Olive. Eat delicious free soup and bread donated by local restaurants, play games, share conversation, win raffle prizes, take home some baked goods, have a drink . . . . Would you like to donate baked goods or raffle items to help make this event a huge success? Call 413-625-2555 or email marylyonfoundation@gmail.com.


Thanks to all who joined in on our 2016-17 Connecticut River Valley NEA Big Read Kick-Off Events—the recent Spirit of Place Community Day and Mariachi and “The Magnificent Seven” film screening. Learn more about the Big Read program here.

Fall and winter are great times to join or start a book group and read Into the Beautiful North. Author, Luis Urrea, is coming to the valley in April. Save the dates: April 11 at Holyoke Community College and April 12 at Greenfield Community College!


The Mary Lyon Foundation is inspired by and takes its name from western Massachusetts native, Mary Lyon—a 19th century pioneer in women’s education and advocate for opportunity and quality education for all.

It is with great pride that the organization celebrates its 25th year of providing educational programs, events, and services to the hilltown communities. We will continue to identify the needs of our schools, and actively find ways to create and fund programs to assist in those needs.

The Mary Lyon Foundation Inc. was established in 1990 and incorporated on March 8, 1991. It is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting all aspects of quality education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

Please consider including the Mary Lyon Foundation in your estate plans. Contact us here.