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Mainstream Summer Camp Opportunity for Students

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September 24, 2012

Clarketoberfest Family Fun Day: October 13

September 24, 2012—Join the Clarke community for an old-fashioned autumn community fair featuring a concert by popular children’s singer/songwriter Mister G., a farmers market featuring local produce and products, a pumpkin roll contest, scarecrow building, and activities and games for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public and will take place outdoors on the grounds of Clarke’s Northampton campus.

About This Event:
Clarketoberfest Family Fun Day
October 13, 2012
Event begins at 11AM, Mister G. concert begins at 1PM
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
47 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060

About Mister G:
Over the past year, Mister G has performed in England, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia and around the USA. Combining a worldly musician's sensibility with his background as a teacher with a Master's in Elementary Education, Mister G has led innovative concerts and songwriting workshops in settings as varied as the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Dana Farber Cancer Clinic, the Regent Theatre, the 92nd St Y, and the Atitlan Multicultural Academy. Like Dan Zanes, with whom he recently played a sold out show, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a former indie rocker who has found a niche writing and performing for kids.

I really can't say enough about Mister G! In his work with children he effortlessly combines a worldly musician's ear, an educator's eye and a storyteller's heart.

- Tim Lightman, Principal, Smith College Campus School

About Clarketoberfest Weekend

Family Fun Day takes place on the second day of Clarketoberfest Weekend, a two-day event celebrating the Clarke Community. Clarketoberfest will kick off on Friday, October 12, with a Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner featuring local music, food and beverages. The event will also include silent and live auctions featuring unique local items, art and antiques. Tickets for the Farm to Table Dinner are available for $75 at All proceeds benefit Clarke's programs serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

If you have questions about Family Fun Day or the Farm to Table Dinner, please visit or contact Alexis Breiteneicher at 413.582.1171 or via email at Special thanks to our generous sponsors: Opal Real Estate Group, TD Bank, Bacon and Wilson, and Heirloom Caterers.