Suggested Events 06/21/08-06/27/08
Suggested Event: Family Dinners with Local, Healthy, Real Food!
Local Farmer’s Markets are in full swing! Take the family – there’s a lot kids can learn at farmer’s markets, and a lot of local, good food choices to bring home for your family dinner. This week I’ve listed a few local markets below as suggested events to take your families. You can also click here to find the farmer’s market nearest you.
In the meantime, check out this video by kitchengardnerers.org and get your family inspired to create, eat and support a healthy food system.
If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page.
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 $45
Saturday – 06/21
7am-12:30pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Northampton) Downtown.
7am-1:30pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Amherst) Common Green.
7am – 9am – FAMILY RADIO – (Air Waves) Are you prepared to rock?! Join Bill & Ella on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child every Saturday on The River 93.9FM (101.5FM in Brattleboro), or 103.3 FM WXOJ-LP to hear two hours of quality family-friendly music. [All ages] (Free) LINK
8:30am-12:30pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Ashfield) Town Common.
9am-10am – FAMILY RADIO & STORYTELLING – (Air Waves) Join our Hilltown Family! Spend a little time with The Hilltown Family Variety Show every Saturday on WXOJ-LP 103.3FM to hear a full hour of commercial-free, quality family-friendly music and storytelling. [Families] (Free) LINK
9am-1pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Cummington) Route 9 & Main Street.
10am-2pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Easthampton) Memorial Hall.
TROLLEY FEST – (Shelburne Falls) The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum celebrates TrolleyFest 2008. Fun for the whole family. [All Ages] ($) MORE INFO
GREEN LIVING – (Amherst) The 2008 Regionbal Sustainable Energy Summit happens Friday & Saturday at UMass Amherst Campus Center. Keynote speaker is David Morris from the Institute for Local Self Reliance. 877-266-7543 [Adults] LINK
10am – FAMILY FILM – (Williamstown) Images Cinema offers a morning of family friendly films. [Families] ($) MORE INFO
11am – CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS – (Pittsfield) Families can discover Native American crafts through a hands-on art program at the Berkshire Museum. This Saturday learn to weave baskets. http://www.berkshiremuseum.org [All Ages] ($) MORE INFO
Noon-10pm – LOCAL FOOD – (Amherst) Taste of Amherst on the Town Common. [All Ages] ($)
2pm – MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURE – (Northampton) Explore Middle Eastern Dance at the Northampton Center for the Arts presents Belly Dancing with The Middle Eastern Arts Collaborative. 584-7327 [All Ages] ($) MORE INFO
2pm & 5:30pm – CIRCUS IN THE HILLTOWNS – (Cummington) The Kelly Miller Circus will be at the Cummington Fairgrounds. [Families] ($)
Sunday – 06/22
10am – MODEL AIRPLANES – (Hadley) Are your kids into remote controlled airplanes? The Hampshire County Radio Control Model Airplane Club is hosting an open house and family day. [All Ages] (Free) LINK
5pm – SPORTS – (Pittsfield) Take the family to see an old-fashion baseball game at Wahconah Park in the birthplace of baseball, Pittsfield, MA! Wahconah Park is located at 105 Wahconah Street. 447-3853 [All Ages] (>$) LINK
Monday – 06/23
BASEBALL CLINIC – (Holyoke) HCC Cougars Baseball clinic begins and runs through June 27th. For more information call 552-2320. [Ages 8-17] ($$$)
11am-12:30pm – KIDS CAN COOK – (Hadley) Kids cooking class at Whole Foods. Italian for Kids with Pam Rasmussen. 586-9932 [Ages 5-12] (Free)
1pm – KIDS TENNIS – (Northampton) The Northampton Recreation Department will be offering tennis classes beginning today and running through June 27th. They will be offering additional tennis classes throughout the summer. For more info call 587-1040. [Ages 8-14] ($$$)
2pm – MONDAY MATINEE – (Pittsfield) Take the kids to see Young at Heart at the Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum. Trailer below. Filmed in Northampton, MA. [Unrated] ($)
Tuesday – 06/24
10am-11:30am – FATHERS GROUP – (Amherst) Please come to talk about fathers’ issues, meet other dads and have coffee with us at this drop-in fathers group. You will be able to find out any common issues you face and just talk with other dads. Held at the Amherst Family Center in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 121 North Pleasant St. in the center of Amherst, entrance is at the back of the building. Childcare provided. [Free] (Father’s)
10:15am-12:15pm – POSTPARTUM STRESS SUPPORT GROUP – (Northampton) Every Tuesday there is a drop-in support group at 56 Vernon Street, sponsored by Mother . Free child care and snacks. A welcoming group for all mothers to share the adjustment to motherhood, especially those experiencing postpartum stress, anxiety or depression. Find support, connection with other women. 413.253.8990 [Mothers & their children] (Free)
2:30pm-6:30pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Easthampton) Union Plaza.
6pm – STORYTELLING – (Florence) Storytelling by Native American storyteller, Leonard Fourhawks. Ice Cream Social. 587-1500 [All Ages] (Free) MORE INFO
Wednesday – 06/25
2pm-6pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Florence) Florence Civic Center.
11am – FAMILY THEATRE – (Pittsfield) The Berkshire Museum and the Berkshire Theatre Festival will present the family performance Hercules at the Berkshire Museum every Wednesday through Saturday from June 25 through Saturday, July 26. 443-7171 [All Ages] ($) MORE INFO
7pm-9pm – LOCAL LIBRARY – (Chesterfield) Take the kids in their PJ’s and spend time at the library before bed time reading stories. [Everyone] (Free)
Thursday – 06/26
2pm-6pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Hadley) Wesley UMC Church.
6:30pm – EVENING CONCERT – (Florence) The Florence Community Band summer series of free Thursday night concerts on the porch of the Florence Civic Center (next to the Lilly Library on Route 9). All concerts are free and begin at 6:30pm. Bring your lawn chairs. [All Ages] (Free)
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. [Everyone] (Free)
Friday – 06/27
3pm-7pm – FARMER’S MARKET – (Shelburne Falls) Baptist Corner Lot.
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] ($) LINK
6:00pm – LIVE MUSIC – (Haydenville) Blue House Cafe. [All Ages] ($) MORE INFO
7pm – SPORTS – (Pittsfield) Take the family to see an old-fashion baseball game at Wahconah Park in the birthplace of baseball, Pittsfield, MA! Wahconah Park is located at 105 Wahconah Street. 447-3853 [All Ages] (>$) LINK