Suggested Events 05/24/08-05/30/08

Sheep & Woolcrafts

This weekend is the 34th Annual MA Sheep & Woolcraft Fair at the Cummington Fairgrounds. It’s a great event to take the family to, and it happens all weekend. We went last year and loved it! Here are photos I took:

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There are many kid friendly events happening during the fair, including: Kool-Aid Dyeing, Felted Treasure Bag, Yarn Collage, Make Knitting Needles, Learn to Knit, Yarn Dolls & Octopuses, Learn to Spin, Baggie Felting, Pop-pom Hair Ties & Zipper Pulls and Weave a Bracelet.

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns
The following key represents the sum cost of one adult and one child:(>$) Under $10; ($) Between $10-$19; ($$) Between $20-$44; ($$$) Over $45

Saturday – 05/24

7am – 9am – FAMILY RADIO – (Air Waves) Are you prepared to rock?! Join Bill & Ella on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child every Saturday on The River 93.9FM (101.5FM in Brattleboro), or 103.3 FM WXOJ-LP to hear two hours of quality family-friendly music. [All ages] (Free) LINK

9am-10am – FAMILY RADIO & STORYTELLING – (Air Waves) Join our Hilltown Family! Spend a little time with Sienna & Persephone on The Hilltown Family Variety Show every Saturday on WXOJ-LP 103.3FM to hear a full hour of commercial-free, quality family-friendly music and storytelling. [Families] (Free) LINK

9am-5pm – SHEEP & WOOLCRAFT FAIR – (Cummington) Take the family to see the animals and participate in different workshops, including Kool-Aid Dyeing, Felted Treasure Bag, Yarn Collage, Make Knitting Needles, Learn to Knit, Yarn Dolls & Octopuses, Learn to Spin, Baggie Felting, Pop-pom Hair Ties & Zipper Pulls and Weave a Bracelet. 413-634-5528. (All Ages) (>$)

9:30am-4:30pm – HISTORIC COOKING – (Deerfield) Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations at the Historic Deerfield Hall Tavern Kitchen. All are invited to experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Visitors can also see what’s growing when they visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske. Demonstrations are included with general admission. 413.775.7214 [All Ages] (Free with museum pass. Borrow a museum pass from your local library.) LINK

Noon-4pm – HISTORIC FLOWERS – (Deerfield) May Flowers at the Historic Deerfield Museum. In this family friendly history workshop visitors can learn about the many meanings and uses of flowers in the past. A printed “flower expedition” will have guests seeking blossoms hidden in wallpaper designs, clothing, ceramics, and more in our historic houses and in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Children and adults alike can make a nosegay of decorative paper flowers to take home. Workshop is included with general admission. 413.775.7214 [All Ages] (Free with museum pass. Borrow a museum pass from your local library.) LINK

1pm – MAGIC CIRCUS – (Holyoke) Jedlie’s Magic Circus will be at the Holyoke Public Library. [All Ages] (Free)

4pm – 5:50pm – ICE SKATING – (Amherst) There will be a public skate at the Mullins Center Ice Rink. Skate rentals available. 413.545.3990 [Families] ($) LINK

Sunday – 05/25

9am-5pm – SHEEP & WOOLCRAFT FAIR – (Cummington) Take the family to see the animals and participate in different workshops, including Kool-Aid Dyeing, Felted Treasure Bag, Yarn Collage, Make Knitting Needles, Learn to Knit, Yarn Dolls & Octopuses, Learn to Spin, Baggie Felting, Pop-pom Hair Ties & Zipper Pulls and Weave a Bracelet. 413-634-5528. (All Ages) (>$)

9am-5pm – ECOLOGY – (Holyoke) Help migrating fish over their dams at the Robert E. Barrett Fishway. Underwater viewing windows at the fishways provide a window on the river. Happen between 05/07-06/15 (Wed-Sun). 413-659-3714. [All Ages] (Free)

10am – MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVAL – (Chester) At the Littleville Fairgrounds there will be oxen & horse draws, fair food, craft show, tag sale, chicken BBQ, and more. 413-667-3987 [All Ages] (>$)

Noon-4pm – HISTORIC FLOWERS – (Deerfield) May Flowers at the Historic Deerfield Museum. In this family friendly history workshop visitors can learn about the many meanings and uses of flowers in the past. A printed “flower expedition” will have guests seeking blossoms hidden in wallpaper designs, clothing, ceramics, and more in our historic houses and in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Children and adults alike can make a nosegay of decorative paper flowers to take home. Workshop is included with general admission. 413.775.7214 [All Ages] (Free with museum pass. Borrow a museum pass from your local library.) LINK

1pm-3pm – WILDFLOWER WALK – (Northampton) Explore wildflowers with Janet Bissell, Plant Conservation leader of the New England Wildflower Society at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area. 584-4176 [Ages 7 & older] (Free) LINK

2pm – BENEFIT CONCERT – (Worthington) Julie Lyonn Lieberman will be on fiddle with a few other surprise guest at the South Worthington Church on Ireland Street. Bring your instruments and refreshments because the one-hour concert will be followed by a free-style jam session in a neighbor’s barn. [All Ages] (Fundraiser)

3pm – 4:50pm – ICE SKATING – (Amherst) There will be a public skate at the Mullins Center Ice Rink. Skate rentals available. 413.545.3990 [Families] ($) LINK

6pm – SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT – (Westfield) David Polansky will be beginning the Sunday Night Concert series at Stanley Park. 413-572-6263 [All Ages] ( Free) LINK

Monday – 05/26

MEMORIAL DAY

10am- MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – (Florence) The parade goes up through Florence and ends at the Cemetery on Park Street. [All Ages] (Free)

Tuesday – 05/27

10am-11:30am – FATHERS GROUP – (Amherst) Please come to talk about fathers’’ issues, meet other dads and have coffee with us at this drop-in fathers’ group. You will be able to find out any common issues you face and just talk with other dads. Held at the Amherst Family Center in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 121 North Pleasant St. in the center of Amherst, entrance is at the back of the building. Childcare provided. [Free] (Father’s)

10:15am-12:15pm – POSTPARTUM STRESS SUPPORT GROUP – (Northampton) Every Tuesday there is a drop-in support group at 56 Vernon Street. Free child care and snacks. A welcoming group for all mothers to share the adjustment to motherhood, especially those experiencing postpartum stress, anxiety or depression. Find support, connection with other women. 413.253.8990 [Mothers & their children] (Free)

Wednesday – 05/28

9am-5pm – ECOLOGY – (Turners Falls) Help migrating fish over their dams at the Turners Falls Fishway. Underwater viewing windows at the fishways provide a window on the river. Happen between 05/14-06/15 (Wed-Sun). Across the river is a nesting pair of bald eagles. 413-659-3714. [All Ages] (Free)

9:30am – CARRIED CHILD MEETING – (Northampton) Forbes Library. 413-587-1011 [Parents] (Free)

1pm-3pm – FAIRY HOUSES – (Easthampton) Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. 413-584-3009 [Ages 3 & up] ($)

4:30pm – BENEFIT CONCERT – (Springfield) Emerson Drive will be doing a benefit concert for Unified Sports Program at the Basket Ball Hall of Fame. [All Ages] (Fundraiser) LINK

Thursday – 05/29

Open till 8pm – LOCAL LIBRARY – (Williamsburg) Did you know the Meekins Library stays open until 8pm every Thursday? Take the kids in their PJ’s and spend time at the library before bed time reading stories or getting help with homework. [Everyone] (Free)

Friday – 05/30

5pm – COMMUNITY DINNER – (Ashfield) Elmer’s invites community members to come together to share dinner and conversation every Friday evening. Click here for menu 413.628.4003 [Families] ($) LINK

6:00pm – LIVE MUSIC – (Haydenville) Blue House Cafe. [All Ages] ($)

One Comment on “Suggested Events 05/24/08-05/30/08

  1. Garden Blessing and Peace Ceremony at Blazing Star herbal School
    (4.5 miles from Ashfield Center on Pfersick Rd)

    Tuesday May 27th at 1:30pm

    We will be gathering in community (those who loves plants and wis for Peace) to create a simple family friendly ritual.

    Everyone is welcome…..together we will make peace offerings and create a blessing

    If you have poems/quotations/ songs/prayers that you would like to share please bring them.

    Please email if you need directions tlemos@noho.com
    Feel free to invite your family and friends

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