Suggested Events 03/09/07 – 03/16/07


Red Bucket Sugar Shack (Worthington, MA)

The sap is flowing and the sugar shacks are all fired up. Get your maple experience while the sap lasts. There will be a Hilltown Families Social at Red Bucket Sugar Shack in Worthington, MA, on Sunday. And at Arcadia Mass Audubon in Easthampton there is a maple education class scheduled for this Saturday.

Hilltown mother’s will be rockin’ the hills all week long. Katryna & Nerissa Nields of Conway will be performing on Friday, Sarah Stockwell of Cummington on Saturday and Marla BB of West Chesterfield on Tuesday. Read on to find out places and time…

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Friday – 03/09/07

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, invites community members to come together to share dinner and conversation every Friday evening. Menu TBA. 628-4003 [Families] ($)

6pm – BULB SHOW – In Northampton, MA, the Spring Bulb Show will be open for a special evening viewing from 6-8pm at the Smith Botanical Garden. The show runs through 03/18/07. Conservatory is open daily until 4pm. 585.2740 [Families] (Free)

7pm – MUSIC – Also in Northampton there will be a concert for climate rescue, Music of This Sphere, at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel. The Nields, two awesome moms from Conway, will be performing along with many other artists. Click here for a complete list of performers. [Parents & little night owls] ($, donation)

Saturday – 03/10/07

8am – MUSIC – While traveling around town, tune-in to WXOJ 103.3 FM in Florence, MA, from 8-10am to hear fabulous family friendly music on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. If you can’t tune-in at home, listen on-line at [All ages] (Free)

10am – OUTDOOR EDUCATION – Maple Trees & Maple Syrup. At Arcadia from 10am-noon in Easthampton, MA, learn about maple sugaring, from sap to syrup. Learn how to identify a sugar maple, take a syrup taste test, maple games, stories and more. 584-3009 [Ages 4-10] ($)

10am – FAMILY BOOK CLUB – Parents and children ages 9-12 are invited to the Meekins Library in Williamsburg for a free family book club. Each family will read the same book and then come together once a month for discussion and fun. Next gathering will be 04/04/07. Call to register: 238.5511 x155. [Ages 9-12] (Free)

7:30pm – MUSIC – Hilltown mother Sarah Stockwell-Arthen of Cummington sings contemporary acoustic and traditional songs at the Old Creamery in Cummington, MA. Families with night owls in a quiet mood are invited for a gathering of song, spirit & food. Share the mood and stories of winter and the hearth. [Families & little night owls] ($)

Making Maple Syrup at Red Bucket Sugar Shack (Worthington, MA)Sunday – 03/11/07

2am – Daylight Savings Saving Time – Spring forward. Fall back. (Say it right: Saving not Savings)

10:30am-ish – HILLTOWN FAMILIES SOCIAL – Hilltown Families invites families to treat their families to a pancake breakfast at the Red Bucket Sugar Shack in Worthington, MA. Nestled in the woods, show your kids the sugaring process and enjoy breakfast from their delicious menu. [Families] ($)

Noonish – HILLTOWN FAMILIES OUTDOOR ADVENTURES – Following the pancake social at Red Bucket will be sledding in Worthington. Bring the kids all bundled up and your sleds. Location TBD. [Families] (Free)

3pm – FAMILY COOKING CLASS – Family cooking with Rachel Kiem as part of the CFC free family fun series happening in March at the Community House in Cummington, MA. Learn some recipes and techniques for the whole family. Call to register: 238.5511 x155. [Families] (Free)

Monday – 03/12/07

5pm-ish – HILLTOWN FAMILIES PIZZA NIGHT – Come treat your family to pizza at Country Pie in Ashfield, MA, and join other Hilltown Families for a dinner time social. [Families] ($)

Tuesday – 03/13/07

2:30pm – CHILDREN’S ART CLASS – Printmaking Magic! A two hour printmaking class for school aged children at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. Come learn the secrets of drawing backwards, mirror images, and making multiple copies of the same picture! This basic introduction to printmaking will use a variety of methods and everyday materials. Drop-ins welcomed. (413) 625-6826. [Ages 7-11] ($)

8:15pm – MUSIC – Marla BB, a hilltown mom from West Chesterfield and blues singer, will be performing at the Old Creamery in Cummington, MA, offering an eveing of blues, jazz and soulful sounds. With Marla will be acoustic bass player Michael Dunning and acoustic guitar player Dan Lederer. [Parents] (Free)

Wednesday – 03/14/07

White Day

Pi Day – Try one of these projects with your kids in honor of National Pi Day.

9am-ish – HILLTOWN PARENTS SOCIAL – Breakfast at Elmer’s! After dropping your children off at school, Hilltown Families invites you to head on over to Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, for coffee, tea and crumpets. 628-4003 [Parents] (Free/$)

Thursday – 03/15/07

9am-ish – HILLTOWN PARENTS SOCIAL -Take a coffee break! On your way down from the hills into the valley, Hilltown Families invites you to drop in to Bread Euphoria in Haydenville for an a.m. social with other hilltown parents. Treat yourself to a cup of fair trade coffee or tea, an organic pastry, chat a bit, and be on your way … Make your day a little merrier! 268-7757 [Parents] (Free/$)

7pm – CPR CLASS – There will be a free CPR class at the Community House in Cummington, MA. Child care assistance is available. Call to register: 238.551 x155. [Parents] (Free)

Friday – 03/16/07

10am – PARENTING WORKSHOP – “Routines: Surviving Bedtimes, Mealtimes, Grocery Shopping, and Other Disaters with Kids,” a free workshop offered by the NPC will be offered at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA. Free childcare available. 582.2636. [Parents] (Free)

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, invites community members to come together to share dinner and conversation every Friday evening. Menu TBA. 628-4003 [Families] ($)

Anyday – Anytime

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One Comment on “Suggested Events 03/09/07 – 03/16/07

  1. 18th Annual Pi Day Celebration

    This site, created in 2004 for the Pi Day celebration on March 14 (3/14), commemorates π, an irrational real number (approximately equal to 3.14) which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Features a short history of pi, activities, and links to related sites about calculating pi, memorizing pi, and pi humor. From the Exploratorium. (LII)

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