Suggested Events 01/12/07 – 01/19/07


Finally … it snowed! Not enough for all those fun outdoor sports, but just enough to give us hope for a possible New England winter performance. Speaking of performance, Elizabeth Street will be a Cup & Top on Saturday. Not to be missed.

Monday is a holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Fortunately the Berkshire Museum has a family event for the afternoon to bring the kids too. There are a lot of good books available to read up and share stories on MLK with the family. Check them out from your local library for a good read. If you have plans on attending the Sushi Making with Kids class, the library also has many good books on sushi and rice to review before going.

For a week of suggested events for hilltown families, read on …

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Friday – 01/12

10am – PARENTING WORKSHOP – There will be a free parenting workshop, Temperament: Why Does She Act This Way? at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA, led by a licensed early childhood mental health consultant, Sarah Patton. Looking at our own and our children’s temperaments can help increase communication and cooperation. This workshop gives an overview of what temperament is, how to work with and understand our children’s behavior. To reserve free childcare call 582-2636. [Parents] (Free)

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, invites community members to come together to share in dinner and conversation this Friday evening. Big Elmer will be serving Ginger Chicken (that’s free-range chicken with no hormones or antibiotics!), Vegetarian Chili or Mac & Cheese. [Families] ($)

Saturday – 01/13

10am – FAMILY CONCERT – The band Elizabeth Street will be performing at Cup & Top in Florence, MA, organized by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child of Valley Free Radio. [Families] (Free/$)

10am – TRACKING & ANIMAL SIGNS – At Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton, MA. The forest is full of signs that tell us about the wildlife within it an participants will learn about animal tracks by playing a game of track observation, making a track book, and following tracks to see where they lead. Registration required, 584-3009. [Ages 7-12] ($)

Sunday – 01/14

5pm – MYSTERY MUSEUM – Whodunit? A Museum Mystery at Springfield Science Museum in Springfield, MA, from 5-9pm. Calling all detectives! Help the museum catch a thief! Using fingerprint classification, fiber analysis, forensic data and other crime-solving science, you can help us solve a museum mystery during this special program. [Families] ($)

Monday – 01/15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1pm – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION – At the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, from 1-4pm. “I Have a Dream” Community Celebration in the memory of visionary leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Readings from King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, followed by Youth Alive step dancing and drumming troupe, will kick off our celebrations. Sample soul food and create your own “I Have a Dream” poster to display at the museum for a day or take home with you. Free with Berkshire Museum admission. [Families] (Free w/admission)

Tuesday – 01/16

5:30pm – MAKING SUSHI WITH KIDS – Come learn how to make sushi with Master Kasuto Sato at Whole Foods Market in Hadley, MA. Kids will learn to make classic miso soup and roll up different styles of vegetarian and cooked seafood sushi. Class will end with a Japanese dessert. [Ages 5-12] ($) – FULL

Wednesday – 01/17

9am – PARENT’S BREAKFAST AT ELMER’S -After dropping your children off at school, head on over to Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, for coffee, tea and crumpets. [Parents] (Free/$)

Thursday – 01/18

1:30pm – HOME SCHOOL THURSDAYS – Meet at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA, to explore the museum while connecting with other home school families; visit the galleries, explore art making in the Studio, books in the Reading library, and view a short film at 2:30pm. [Ages 5 & up] ($)

4p – YOUNG FARMERS – Young Farmers at Red Gate are invited to help farmer feed animals, check for eggs and take care of other chores in Buckland, MA. Parents and younger siblings also welcome. [Ages 5 and older] (Free)

Friday – 01/19

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, invites community members to come together to share in dinner and conversation this Friday evening. Menu TBA. [Families] ($)

One Comment on “Suggested Events 01/12/07 – 01/19/07

  1. Thanks for noting the Elizabeth Street show! In addition to playing at Cup & Top, they’ll be on our show, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (8-10 AM on Saturdays on Valley Free Radio 103.3FM) that morning.

    Elizabeth Street plays terrific melodic pop, with much subtler lyrics than most kids’ artists. I’m excited to see what they’re like live and acoustic, and I hope lots of folks show up to Cup & Top.

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