Head to Amherst where Valley Light Opera, a community theater group, has staged stunning annual operas for nearly 50 years.

Then, author Crystal Boateng joins us to talk about her debut children’s book “Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland,” which celebrates her Ghanian heritage.

Peruse the goods and meet some of the vendors at the Little Drummer Craft Fair in Turners Falls, MA. The annual fair benefits the students at Franklin County Technical School.

Finally, renowned violinist Francesca Anderegg talks about her new album, “Brave New Worlds,” exploring the works of 19th and 20th century composers.