Suggested Events 06/29/07 – 07/06/07

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that 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 swildfield@juno.com. Comments are warmly welcomed!

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Friday – 06/29

10am – FAMILY PERFORMANCE – Gary, The Silent Clown to perform at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. Click here for more details. [Families] (Free)

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. This weeks menu is Mexican food made by guest Neftali of El Jardin 413.628.4003 [Families] ($)

6:30pm – CONCERT – Easthampton Arts in the Park offers free concerts on Fridays in Easthampton, MA. Pulaski Park (on rotary near Old Town Hall) Bring lawn chairs. This week, “Musical Cavaliers.” [Families] (Free)

Saturday – 06/30

FULL MOON

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. [All ages] (Free)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families9am – OUTDOOR EDUCATION – Holiday Farm in Dalton, MA, is having a Seed Starting Basics workshop. Des & Jess are working on a new Children’s Garden and invite the community to come to a hands-on activity to start the planting. 413.684.0444. [Families] ($)

10am – GARDENING WORKSHOP – Learn how to plant yourself a flower garden that kids can nibble on safely. At the Catamount Farmers Market in Charlemont, MA. 413.625.8174 [Families] (Free)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families2pm – YOUTH MATINEES – At Jacobs Pillow in Becket, MA. Bring your family and take advantage of their special youth matinee with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. 413.243.9919 [Families] ($) Click here to read more about this weeks performance.

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families4:30pm – COMMUNITY BARBECUE – A chicken bbq at the Peru Community Center in Peru, MA, from 4:30pm-6pm. [Families] ($)

7:30pm – DANCE PERFORMANCE – Balinese Dance Performance with Purnama Sari Balinese Dancer, offering classic court and mask dances. At the Northampton Center for the Arts in Northampton, MA. 413.584.7327 [Families] ($/Children under 12 Free)

9:30pm – FIREWORKS – At Daley & Galbraith Fields in Easthampton, MA. [Families] (Free)

Sunday – 07/01

11am – KIDS CONCERT – A (Bieganek) Kids Show at Manhan Cafe in Easthampton, MA, from 11am-1pm with Aric Bieganek. [Families] (Free)

6pm – OUTDOOR CONCERT -Look Park in Florence, MA, presents an outdoor concert at the Sanctuary at Willow Lake as part of their Sunday evening band concert series. Bring your lawn chairs. [Families] (Free with park pass)

Monday – 07/02

10am – PLAYDATE – Pulaski Park in Northampton, MA, next to the Academy of Music on Main Street. 10am-Noon. [Families] (Free)

6:30pm – FAMILY CONCERT- At the Greenfield Library will be Pozey the Clown as part of the Monday night family concert series. 413 772 1544 x5. [Families] (Free)

Tuesday – 07/03

10am – PLAYDATE – Pulaski Park in Northampton, MA, next to the Academy of Music on Main Street. 10am-Noon. [Families] (Free)

10am – SUMMER READING – Storyhour at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA. Registration required. 413.587.1500. [Ages 2.5 and older] (Free)

Noon – LUNCH TIME – Following storyhour at the Lilly Library or a playdate at Pulaski Park, join other families at Cup & Top in Florence, MA, for lunch and playtime. 413.584 .8328 [Families] (Free/$)

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

Wednesday – 07/04

Fourth of July

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families

9am – TOWN TAG SALE & FARMERS MARKET – Ashfield, MA

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families10am – OLD FASHION PARADE – Chesterfield’s 60th annual 4th of July celebration will be bigger and better than ever. With the theme of “An Old Fashioned 4th,” the parade will feature bands, floats, the clown Peppermint Patty, costumed children, antique cars, and horses and buggies. The Parade can always use more participants. Bands, horses and buggies, antique cars, floats, and kids with costumes are welcome to be part of the festivities. If you’d like to join the parade, please call 413.296.4787. Get there early and find your spot. Be aware of which side of route 143 to park on to return home. The intersection of Route 143 and Main Street will be closed off. [Families] (Free)

6:30pm – BASEBALL & FIREWORKS – The Pittsfield Dukes will play an inter-collegiate baseball game against Manchester, Connecticut, followed by fireworks at Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA. [Families] ($)

7pm – MUSIC & FIREWORKS – July Fourth Celebration at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. The New Cars performs in concert at the Koussevitsky Music Shed. Gates open at 4 p.m. for picnics on the Lawn. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks to follow. 888.266.1200 [Families] ($$)

9:30pm (dusk) – FIREWORKS – North Adams Fireworks. Best viewing location from Joe Wolfe Ballpark. Display can be viewed throughout downtown North Adams, MA. Time: Dusk. 413.664.6180 [Families] (Free)

7:30om – MUSIC & FIREWORKS – Music by the US Air Force Liberty Pops on the steps of Springfield City Hall. Fireworks follow @ 9:30pm from the Springfield Memorial Bridge. 413.733.3800 [Families] (Free)

PARADE & FIREWORKS – Click here to find out what’s happening in Amherst, MA for the 4th of July.

Thursday – 07/05

10am – SUMMER READING – Did you know that newspaper reporters have beats? On Thursday mornings at the Lilly Library in Florence, MA, during the summer reading, come write and edit a community newspaper with former reporter Valle Dwight. Registration required. 413.587.1500. [Ages 8 & Up] (Free)

10am – PLAYDATE – Look Park’s big playground & splash park in Florence, MA. See you there! 10am-Noon. [Families] ($)

Illustration (c) 2007 Hilltown Families11am – SUMMER READING – Summer Reading Program Kickoff at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA. Featuring Frisbee champion Todd Brodeur. 413.268.7472 [Families] (Free)

Friday – 07/06

10am – PLAYDATE – Bridge Street School playground in Northampton, MA. 10am-Noon. [Families] (Free)

10am – FAMILY PERFORMANCE – Gary the Silent Clown to perform at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. Click here for more details. [Families] (Free)

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] ($)

6:30pm – CONCERT – Easthampton Arts in the Park offers free concerts on Fridays in Easthampton, MA. Pulaski Park (on rotary near Old Town Hall) Bring lawn chairs. This week, “Musical Cavaliers.” [Families] (Free)

Anyday – Anytime

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8 Comments on “Suggested Events 06/29/07 – 07/06/07

  1. Saturday night: NYC Storytellers tell all!

    Mouthpiece regulars James Braly, Albert Stern and Andy Christie perform with local Darlene White once again at the Lichtenstein Center, the third performance of the Pittsfield Storytelling Festival. All of their true stories are thoughtfully crafted as literature and these veteran entertainers are disarmingly honest and funny. You’re in for a surreal night full of laughter and entertainment!

    Saturday July 7th | 8pm | Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Avenue | 499-9348 | $12

  2. Dalton Annual Circus Returns

    The Dalton Lion’s club will host their 14th annual circus fundraiser at the Dalton American Legion Field on Route 9. Performances will be held on Monday, July 2 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 3, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 4, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. July 3, is also “Summer Camp Day” at the circus, in honor of local camps helping to boost the local economy.

    This year, Cole Brothers Circus returns to Dalton with a new 123rd edition of the circus to be presented under the “World’s Largest Big Top.” The cast will feature the “Motor Thunder Drome Riders,” who risk death as they race around the elevated dome, the Moulin Rouge Poodles, offering canine tricks and the Kim family. Other acts include juggling horseback riders, Chinese acrobats, flying trapeze artists, a human cannonball artist, elephants, aerialists and clowns. Some of these acts can also been seen in Pittsfield’s July 4 Independence Day parade.

    The public is invited to watch the circus’s enormous tent be raised on Monday, July 2. The event will begin at dawn with the best photo opportunities between 8 and 10 a.m. The Lions Club will be providing coffee, juice and snacks for spectators while supplies last.

  3. Sunday-Sept 3: Toys in the museum!

    This weekend, “Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood”, the exhibition of 200 vintage toys, such as Barbie, G.I. Joe or Mr. Potatohead, returns to where it all started: the Berkshire Museum. But visitors will not only see, they can also play! Interactives include race Hot Wheels down a track, contribute to the Colorform mural or throw a Nerf Ball at “priceless” crystal.

    Sunday July 1st- September 3rd | Mon. through Sat. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM & Sun. 12:00 – 5:00 PM | Berkshire Museum | 39 South Street | 443-7171

  4. Saturday: Very special Youth Alive performance!

    “Stepping is about creativity. It’s about rhythm, sounds and movement, all coming together in perfect harmony and, most importantly, in sync”. These are the key elements of One Step At A Time, a musical performance by Youth Alive on the history of step, featuring African, modern, and hip-hop dancing, gospel singing and bucket drumming. Not to be missed!

    Saturday, June 30th | 3 pm | Barrington Stage Company | 30 Union Street | 442-4053 | tickets $15/adults, $6/students 6-18 and seniors

  5. Saturday & Sunday: Rumpelstiltskin downtown!

    This weekend, the Lichtenstein brings fairytales back to life with an original production of Rumpelstilskin, the story of a poor miller who brags that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The story, adapted for the stage by Nicki Wilson and Andrew Joffe, is full of magic, laughter and mystery. The play also features two original songs – one about greed – “Oodles and Oodles of Gold” – and the other about royalty vs. the working class.

    Sat. June 30th & Sun. July 1st | Sat: 11am and 1pm; Sun: 1pm | The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts | 28 Renne Ave | 528-2728 | adults/$10, children/$8

  6. Hey All,

    I will be leading a walk tomorrow morning through in Windsor State Forest and Windsor Jams. I dont think there is another hustle scheduled but please correct me if i am wrong about that.

    You have to pay to park in the lot at the state forrest during the summer, unless you already have a pass. I welcome you to park at our house which is 1.5 miles up the hill. please call 684-0614 for directions.

    Hope to see you tomorrow morning!

    Robin

  7. Schedule Set for July 4th Festivities in Chesterfield, MA

    There will be a full day of activities associated with Chesterfield’s 60th annual 4th of July Parade. Here is the day’s schedule of events:

    7am to 10am – Pancake Breakfast
    8am to 2pm – Climbing Wall
    8am to 10:30am – Air Brush Tattoos
    8:30am to 10:30am – Clown Entertainment
    9am to10:30am – Seth Glier (singer-songwriter)
    9:30am to1:30pm – Quilt Display
    9am to 2pm – Food Booths
    9:30am to 2pm – Artists Exhibit
    10:30am to 11:30am – PARADE
    11:30am – Chicken Barbecue
    11:30am – Magic Show
    11:30am – Petting Zoo
    11:30am – Band Concert (Heritage Pops Orchestra)
    11:30am – Bisbee Mill Museum Open

    There will be plenty of parking available nearby

  8. I hope to see a lot of smiling faces at my show on Sunday at the Manhan Cafe! Come sing classic kids songs, and learn a few that I wrote as well! We’ll make our own fireworks to celebrate the 4th!
    -Aric Bieganek
    http://www.myspace.com/recessrock

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