Suggested Events 04/27/07 – 05/04/07

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Friday – 04/27

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families5pm – 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] ($)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families7pm – FAMILY DANCE – The Friends of the Worthington Library will be hosting a spring dance for all ages at the Town Hall with music of all types. Potluck snacks. Babysitting available off-site. 413.238.0353 [Families] (Free)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families7pm – COME TO THE CABARET – Gateway High School music department will hold their annual Cabaret performance in the Gateway Performing Arts Center in Huntington, MA. Will showcase the Gateway Show Choir and Jazz Band. [Families] ($)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families7pm – TALENT SHOW – The Ding-Dong Show at the Grange in Williamsburg. Watch or perform. All acts will be screened for family appropriateness. 413.268.3529 [Families] (Free)

Saturday – 04/28

Week of the Young Child Events & Activities

8am – MUSIC – While traveling around town, tune-in to WXOJ 103.3 FM in Northampton, MA, from 8-10am to hear fabulous family friendly music on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. This weeks show will have a live performance with Princess Katie & Racer Steve. [All ages] (Free)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families8:15am – SALMON STOCKING – The Westfield River Watershed Association invites families to help stock Atlantic salmon to the Westfield River. Fun for the whole family. Bring water, light lunch, and river shoes. You will get wet! Meet at Gateway High School in Huntington. 413.562.3467 [Ages 7 & older] (Free)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families8:30am – FIELD TRIP – The Gateway Family Center in Huntington, MA, will be taking a field trip to the Boston Children’s Museum. 413.667.2203 x3.

9am – PLANT SALE – The River Valley Market Co-Op is hosting a locally grown plant sale from 9am-1pm at the Florence VFW Hall. Along with plants for sale will be pastries, coffee, locally produced wares and landscape consultations. 413.584.1705. [Families] (Free/$)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families9:30am – HILLTOWN 5K – The Berkshire Trail Elementary School in Cummington, MA, will be having a 5K for runners and walks to raise money for the school’s PTO. Registration from 7:30-8:30am. 413.634.5362 [Families] ($$)

10am – CHILDREN’S MUSIC – Princess Katie & Racer Steve at Cup and Top in Florence, MA. [Families] (Free/$)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families7pm – CRUISIN’ SATURDAY – Artspark, a fundraiser for the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School will be at the Grange in Williamsburg from 7-11pm. An evening of music, food, beverages, auction and more. 413.268.3421 [Families] ($$)

Sunday – 04/29

11am – CIRCUS ALTERNATIVE – Cirkus Inferno at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. An untraditional circus show and clown performance. 413.448.8084 [Families] ($/$$)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families3pm – FAMILY CONCERT – Join Radio Free Earth at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. For their children’s show RFE will serve up a range of funny & fun acoustic music. [Families] ($)

5:15pm – PARENT’S NIGHT OUT – Meet at Cup & Top Café in Florence, MA, for an Art Salon. Simple creative writing & drawing exercises to bring out your creativity and to get “unstuck.” Materials provided. 413.584.8328 [Parents] ($)

Monday – 04/30

7pm – WALDORF PARENTING WORKSHOP – “Who is Your Child? How Interest leads to love.” A presentation at the Hartsbrook Waldorf School in Hadley, MA. 413.584.3198.

Tuesday -05/01

May Day / Beltane

10am – PERFORMANCE – At UMass in Amherst, join Willy Wonka and his band of Oompa Loompas as they lead Charlie, the spoiled-rotten Veruca Salt, gluttonous Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, and television junkie Mike Teavee through a labyrinth of lemon drops, life lessons, and giggles galore. Featuring live actors, puppets, plenty of surprises, and many memorable songs. “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” is a scrumptious musical theater treat for the entire family. [Families] ($$)

Willy Wonka Study Guide
Study Guide includes information on the characters, the plot, adaptations from the book, student activities including music, and problem solving activities. (Acrobat pdf 6.96 MB) Source: UMass

7pm – Hilltown Family Variety Show – Tune-in between bath and bed time to the Hilltown Families very own radio show on WXOJ 103.3LP-FM, Valley Free Radio, out of Northampton, MA. [Families] (Free)

Wednesday – 05/02

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families9am-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/$)

6pm – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – The Northampton Community Music Center will be screening Mary Poppins for their Pajama Movie Musical Night. Attend in your PJ and bring pillows & blankets. Bring snack to share.413.585.0001 [Families] (donation)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families7pm – FULL MOON – Full Moon Hike. Red Gate Farm in Buckland, MA, will be hosting a full moon hike through moonlit woods and fields. 413.625.9503 [All Ages] (Free)

Thursday – 05/03

10am – MOVEMENT FOR MOMS – Movement classes for mom’s at the Wood Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Florence, MA, from 10-11:15am. Class includes childcare available. 413.238.4499 [Mother’s] ($)

10am – HEALTH SCREENING – Uninsured families in Becket, MA, will have a free health & insurance screening available to them from 10am-noon at the Becket Town Hall.  413.644.0104 x16 [Families] (Free)

5pm – CHILDREN’S OPERA – Nonotuck Community School in Florence, MA, will be having a fundraiser with the Connecticut Opera performing their version of Pinocchio for children at the Northampton High School in Northampton, MA. 413.586.5996 [Families] ($)

Friday – 05/04

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families5pm – 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] ($)

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