Valentine’s Day ’07


Happenings in the hilltowns and beyond for Valentine’s Day. Discover upcoming events and links for your family that are Valentine-ish, including dances, crafts, chocolate and more…

Sunday – 02/04/07

Noon – Valentine Mosaic’s – Bisque, Beads and Beyond in Pittsfield, MA, will be having an open mosaic class for kids, just in time for Valentine’s Day from noon – 3pm. Last child seated at 2:15. Make Valentine’s Day gift for parents and grandparents! Reservations required. (413) 442-9300. [Ages PreK & up] ($$)

Friday – 02/09/07

7:30pm – Valentine’s Dance – Saturday Jukebox will be playing music during the Otis Valentine Dance at the Otis Town Hall in Otis, MA. [Families w/night owls] ($)

Saturday – 02/10/07

10am – Valentine Gift Making – From 10pm – noon join other children make Valentine gifts from their families and friends at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. [All ages] ($)

10am – VALENTINE WORKSHOP – From 10am – noon at the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke, MA, join artist Marjorie Latham from for a fun and creative hands-on workshop on the art of crafting valentines. [All ages] ($)

10am – Chocolate Festival – Valentine’s day is the perfect time to visit Historic Deerfield and delight in a day of everything chocolate! From 10am – 4pm visitors will enjoy a wide range of activities including family-friendly arts and crafts, hayrides, raffles, demonstrations, lectures, tours of museum houses, and more. As always, it will revolve around a sumptuous array of chocolate desserts, foods, and beverages available for purchase at the Deerfield Inn [Families] ($)Contra Dance Flyer

5pm -Valentine’s Contra Dance & Dinner – A fundraiser family dinner & contra dance for all ages at the Town Hall on Main Street for the Ashfield Community Preschool in Ashfield, MA. Featuring Diane Sanabria and Friends. Dinner – 5pm-6:30pm. Dance – 6:30pm -9:30pm. Ticket are on sale at Elmer’s and the Ashfield Hardware Store in Ashfield. For more information call 628-3248 or email

5:30pm – Sweetheart Spaghetti Supper – Friends of the Huntington Public Library will be having their Valentine Sweetheart Spaghetti Supper. Tickets are available at the library. [Families] ($)

Sunday – 02/11/07

1pm – Making Valentines with Hilltown Families – Hilltown Families will be hosting a Valentine making social from 1pm-4pm in West Chesterfield, MA. Participants are encouraged to bring valentine making materials to share with other families to collectively make little love notes for friends and families. Space is limited & reservations are required. [Families] (Free)

1pm – Butterfly Valentines – Magic Wings in Deerfield, MA, invites families to come by, warm up, enjoy the butterfies and join in the making of butterfly valentines from 1pm-3 pm. [All ages] ($)

2pm – Valentines’ Snowshoe Hike – For couples, families and friends this is a chance to walk wintery trails with snow shoes from 2pm – 4pm at Red Gate Farm in Buckland, MA. We will examine animal tracks, observe birds, discuss the natural history of Red Gate’s forest and have a great time! Please let them know if snowshoes are needed. Call to register. [Ages 9 & up] ($)

Monday – 02/12/07

<5:30pm – MY FUNNY VALENTINE – Kids cooking class at Whole Foods in Hadley, MA.  Decorate cookies and make valentines.  Registration is required. [preK & up] ($)

Thursday – 02/15/07

1:30pm & 6:30pm – Valentine Story Hour – The Huntington Public Library is having a Day After (Valentine’s Day) Story Hour. Paticipants will make crafts, listen to stories and have refreshments. [All ages] (Free)


Who is St. Valentine and how did we come to celebrate this day? And what’s up with the love notes, and the little guy with wings and arrows?

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One Comment on “Valentine’s Day ’07

  1. Dear Sienna,

    What a great service you are providing for us here. I find myself checking back regularly to find out what is going on in this culturally rich community of ours. Isn’t it great!…….Don’t you all just *heart* living in the hilltowns! Never a dull moment. Thanks for making it so easy for us to chose family activities.

    Tony(a) Lemos

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