This month's events

Sunday, October 12 to Wednesday, December 31
Wine Bar to Join Thornes
NORTHAMPTON — As a restaurant consultant in New York City during the 2000s, Caroline McDaniel watched dozens of wine bars open in the Big Apple.  The Smith College graduate, who at the time frequently returned to Northampton for regular haircuts, started telling anyone who would listen that the concept would be a perfect fit for Paradise City. But when the calendar flipped to 2014 and no one had taken a stab at the business concept, McDaniel decided not to wait any longer — she began planning to do it herself.   “I kept waiting for the wine bar to come, but 14 years after the trend started in New York, here I am,” said McDaniel, who moved back to Northampton in 2012.   As she spoke one day last week in the basement of Thornes Marketplace, construction crews swirled around her working to strip paint off the walls, clean floors and complete dozens of other tasks in the space that formerly housed Dynamite Records. It’s in this 2,600-square-foot space that McDaniel intends to open the wine bar under the name ConVino, which stands for “with wine.”   The bar will feature between 60 and 80 types of wine from throughout the world, 30 of which will be sold by the glass and the balance by the bottle.   She is hoping to be open by Thanksgiving.    
Lower Level 2
Sunday, November 9 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Mini Sessions! ONLY $99!
Happy Holidays to you from dfp! Book your $99 Mini Session (studio session regularly $225) on Nov 9th or 15th and have gifts in on time for the holidays! Call today (413) 341-3031
Level 2 • dani. fine photography
Sunday, November 9 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Author Eric Bennett Reads "Noodles and Albie"
Children’s books need story, information, humor and illustrations. “Noodles & Albie” puts all of those factors to good use in the tale of an Antarctic penguin who enjoys his first ocean adventure — and the fish who becomes his best friend.   Join us for a reading by "Noodles & Albie's" author Eric Bennett. Penguin party included.    Thornes Second Floor 413-585-9955 www.booklinkbooks.com
Level 2 • Booklink Booksellers
Friday, November 14 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This is not your grandmother's silver anymore!
BMc Vintage transforms antique silver plated serving pieces into colorful food safe modern heirlooms. Eco-friendly up-cycling.   Please join us from 5 to 8 PM for Arts Night Out on Thornes Second Floor. Stop by and begin your holiday shopping with some gifts that are truly worth giving.   Food by Paul & Elizabeth's   www.BMcvintagedesign.com 774-563-0395     info@thornesmarketplace.com www.thornesmarkteplace.com
Level 2
Saturday, November 15 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Mini Sessions! ONLY $99!
Happy Holidays to you from dfp! Book your $99 Mini Session (studio session regularly $225) on Nov 9th or 15th and have gifts in on time for the holidays! Call today (413) 341-3031
Level 2 • dani. fine photography