Suggested Events 03/16/07 – 03/23/07

Passion & Fire

Last month Art Bridge in Shelburne, MA, held a Passion Party and invited people to come celebrate passion and creative community for Valentine’s Day. As part of their monthly Performance Potlucks, guests were encouraged to bring passion-themed food and beverages – “something luscious and delightful” – and to dress in something romantic and extravagant.

Along with delicious homemade foods, the evening festivities included a mythical puppet show, belly dancing, original music, performance by the Greenfield Center School Young Performers, poi spinning and fire dancing. The fire dancing was more like a circus arts troupe performing improvisational acrobatics with a fusion of dance along with poi spinning.

Art Bridge is having another Performance Potluck this Saturday evening. In this weeks Suggested Events you can find out more about this event and many other exciting activities for the family.

If you have a family friendly events or educational program you’d like to let us know about, or would like to submit your event to the Hilltown Families calendar of Suggested Events, email Sienna at

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Friday – 03/16

6pm – PIZZA & ROLLER SKATING PARTY – The Becket Washington School PTO will be hosting a community pizza and skating party from 6-8:30pm at the school in Becket, MA. Roller skates will be provided, or bring your own. 413.623.8757 [Families] ($)

St. Patrick's Day

Saturday – 03/17


8am – LAKE HOUSE PANCAKES – The Ashfield Lake House in Ashfield, MA, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake fundraising breakfast from 8-11am. 413.628.3224 [Families] ($)

9am – MAPLE FESTIVAL – The 22nd annual MapleFest will be held in Chester, MA, from 9am-4pm in Old Chester Center. There will be old-time maple sugaring demos, local artisans, spinners, the Pioneer Valley Fiddlers, petting animals, a hayride, and more. 413.354.6315 [Families] ($) (postponed until next week)

10am – KEITH AT THE CAFÉCup & Top Cafe in Florence, MA, will be hosting a family performance with musician/storyteller Keith Munslow. You can also catch Keith live beforehand (8-9am) on the family radio program, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, 103.3LP-FM. Tune in to listen or listen on-line. 413.585.0445 [Families] (Free/$) (postponed until further notice)

9:30am – ELECTRIC POP ROCKETS – Following a pancake breakfast, the Pop-Rockets will be performing a kid friendly concert at the Flywheel celebration in Easthampton, MA, from 9:30am-noon. There will be a screening of The Electric Company. 413.527.9800 [Families] (Free) (Cancelled)

Art Bridge Performance Potluck

6pm – ART BRIDGE PERFORMANCE POTLUCK – Performance potluck at Art Bridge, located at 100 Brook Rd. in Shelburne, MA. A party with food, and great performances; including a living puppet theater with the Caravan Puppeteers, plus fire dancing with the Phoenix Fire Dancers. 413.625.8275 [Families] ($)

Sunday – 03/18

10am – LAST OF THE FLOWERS – Last day for the Smith College Spring Bulb Show at the Lyman Concervatory in Northampton, MA. Show closes at 4pm. 413.585.2740 [Families] (Free)

3pm – CINDERELLA BALLET – The Pioneer Valley Ballet performs Cinderella at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA. 413.584.9032 [Families] ($$)

3pm – FAMILY STORYTELLING – Rona Leventhal will lead storytelling at the Community House in Cummington, MA. 413.238.5511 x155. [Families] (Free)

Monday – 03/19

New Moon

4pm – SEWING 1-2-3 – Sewing for school-aged children at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. Drop-ins welcomed. Reservations required. 413.625.6826. [Ages 7 & up] ($)

Tuesday – 03/20

2:30pm – PRINTMAKING MAGIC – A two hour printmaking class for school-aged children at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. Drop-ins welcomed. 413.625.6826. [Ages 7-11] ($)

6pm – KNITTING CIRCLE – Knitting circle at the Shaw Memorial Library in Plainfield, MA. Drop-ins welcomed. [Parents] (Free)

Wednesday – 03/21

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. Bring your lap tops and get some work done too. 413.628.4003 [Parents] (Free/$)

Thursday – 03/22

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/$)

6pm – GIRLS ROCK CLIMBING – From 6-9pm at Westfield State College in Westfield, MA, there will be indoor rock climbing for girls. Learn safety, knots, belay techniques, while exploring rock climbing. Call for more information. 413.667.2299 [Girls 7 & up] ($$)

Friday – 03/23

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA, invites community members to come together to share dinner and conversation every Friday evening. Menu TBA. 413.628.4003 [Families] ($)

Anyday – Anytime

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4 Comments on “Suggested Events 03/16/07 – 03/23/07

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Latin Dance Party at the Buckland Public Hall in Buckland, MA, on Saturday, 03/17/07 – 7-11pm. Teenagers welcomed. Refreshments. Donation. 625.6019

  2. Hi Sienna!

    There is a family contra dance in Northampton at that church on Center street on Sunday (03/18/07) at 3pm.

    Thanks again for this website and list. I love it!


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