Suggested Events 08/24/07-08/31/07
THE CUMMINGTON FAIR IS HERE!
There are a couple of things happening this weekend that we’re pretty excited about. The first is the Cummington Fair, which I mentioned in a previous post. Thursday night was the “Night For Trucks.” We always skip Thursday night. Too loud and too much exhaust! But Friday night is kids night when they sell tickets half price and you can use these tickets all weekend. So Friday we get our tickets, and then Saturday and Sunday we become fair-goers. Click here for a full schedule of events happening at the Cummington Fair. I’m sure we’ll have lots of photos to post, so check back.
The other event we’re pretty excited about is a performance by the award-winning singer/ songwriting duo, Constant Wonder at the Eric Carle Museum on Saturday at 1pm. Constant Wonder performances are both educational and environmental and have been promoting respect for all creatures with their GREEN message for 5 years. Audience members will enjoy an interactive performance, which makes learning more memorable for all participants. Below is a video from a live performance at the Long Island Children’s Museum in NY:
Before their performance I will be interviewing them for Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. I’ll be sure to post the interview in days to come.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are warmly welcomed!
Events Happening in the Hilltowns
Friday – 8/24
3pm – SWIMMING PLAYDATE – Join other Hilltown Families at Ashfield Pond in for a swimming playdate. [Families] (Free)
Saturday – 8/25
Noon-5pm – LOCAL FOOD – The 7th Annual Red Fire Farm Tomato Festival happens at Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA. Sample dozens of heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties. Workshops, demos, marketplace, live music refreshments and more. 467-SOIL [Families] ($)
1pm – EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE – Constant Wonder will be performing Birds of a Feather at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst. Join Connie Gillies and Alice Weiser as they weave books, birds and a fantastic beat into an interactive performance sure to capture your attention and imagination. Free with admission. 658.1105 [Families] (Free with admission)
Sunday – 8/26
NATIONAL DOG DAY
3pm – READING HOUR – At Barnes & Noble in Hadley, MA, is an End-of-Summer Reading Party. Come enjoy stories and craft making from Japan as part of their Magic Tree House program. 584-2558 [All ages] (Free)
Monday – 8/27
11am & 2pm – PUPPET SHOW – The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes will be performing Sleeping Beauty at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA. On a sunny day, bring a picnic lunch to share with your family. 698.2591 [Families] ($)
Tuesday – 8/28
10am – EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM – Bonnie’s Program presents Birds of Prey Program with Tom Ricardi will be at the New Hingham Elementary School in Chesterfield, MA. [Families] (Free)
11am & 2pm – PUPPET SHOW – The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes will be performing Aladdin at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA. On a sunny day, bring a picnic lunch to share with your family. 698.2591 [Families] ($)
4pm-9:30pm – FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE – Transperformance 17 is the annual end of summer bash produced by The Northampton Arts Council and the PTOs of the Northampton public schools to support arts enrichment in schools and in the community. Northampton High School, J.F.K. Middle School and the four Northampton elementary schools are all beneficiaries of this fundraiser. Performance will be at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton. 587.1269 [Families] ($)
7pm – FAMILY RADIO – Tune-in between bath and bedtime to the Hilltown Families very own radio show on WXOJ LP 103.3 FM, Valley Free Radio, out of Northampton, MA. www.valleyfreeradio.org This week’s show is hosted by Guest DJ Uncle Rock and Persephone. [Families] (Free)
Wednesday – 8/29
4:30pm – CULTURAL SING – At the Northampton Community Music Center in Northampton there will be a free demo class introducing kids to the world of Jewish secular and sacred music from a variety of cultures. 585-0001 [Ages 0-5] (Free)
5pm – KIDS CONCERT – Laura Cayer from the kids group, The Pop Rockets, will be performing on interactive dance party in South Deerfield, MA. Reservation required. 665.1277. [Families]
Thursday – 8/30
11am & 2pm – PUPPET SHOW – The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes will be performing Carnival of the Animals at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA. On a sunny day, bring a picnic lunch to share with your family. 698.2591 [Families] ($)
6:30pm – OUTDOOR MUSIC – Every Thursday in July & August there will be a free summer music series in Huntington, MA. Bring lawn chairs and join the community at the gazebo. Rain location: Stanton Hall. [Families] (Free)
Friday – 8/31
Anyday – Anytime