Suggested Events 09/06/08-09/12/08

Family Day Dinner

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns
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(>$) Under $10; ($) Between $10-$19; ($$) Between $20-$44; ($$$) Over $45

Saturday – 09/06/08

AGRICULTURAL FAIRS
September 4-7, 2008 Franklin County Fair
September 5-7, 2008 Sterling Fair

9am-4pm – AIR SHOW – (Chicopee) The Great New England Air Show will be happening at the Westover Air Reserve Base featuring the US Air Force Thunderbirds and many vintage aircrafts. [All Ages] (Free) MORE INFO

9:30am – HISTORIC COOKING – (Deerfield)  At the Historic Deerfield Museum learn to cook apples on the hearth like they did in the 18th century. [Ages 5 & older] (Free with admission)

10am – HIKE – (Greenfield & Deerfield) The Deerfield River Watershed Association will lead a hike on the Rocky Mountain/Pocumtuck Ridge. This is a five or more mile hike of moderate difficulty.  Pre register 625-6628 [Families w/older children] (Free) MORE INFO

10am-8pm – CRAFT FAIR – (Northampton)  Twist contemporary craft fair at the NOHO Center for the Arts. [All Ages] (>$) LINK

11am – REGGAE FESTIVAL – (Charlemont) Charlemont Reggae Fest will be at the Charlemont Fairgrounds. Music and much more. 367-9309 [All Ages] ($$$) LINK

Noon-4pm – HISTORY: SCHOOL – (Deerfield) Back to School at the Historic Deerfield Museum. Repeats every Sunday and every Saturday every week until September 22, 2008. Learn how children went to school in the past through craft activities, games, and a visit to our own Wapping Schoolhouse. Practice writing with a quill pen. Make a hornbook to take home. Play recess games. Experience being in a real one-room schoolhouse. Included with general admission. [All Ages] (Free with admission.  Borrow a museum pass from your local library.)

2pm – FAMILY FILM – (Pittsfield) The Colonial Theatre will screen The Lion King. [Rated G] (>$) LINK

3:30pm & 7:30pm – THEATER – (Amherst) Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco will be at the Mullins Center.  557-3600 [Ages 5 & older] ($$$) MORE INFO

4:45pm – SPORTS – (Northampton) Northampton Youth Football at Smith Vocational High School Field. [All Ages] (Free)

Sunday – 09/07/08

NATIONAL GARNDPARENTS DAY

9am-4pm – AIR SHOW – (Chicopee) The Great New England Air Show will be happening at the Westover Air Reserve Base featuring the US Air Force Thunderbirds and many vintage aircrafts. [All Ages] (Free) MORE INFO

10am-5pm – GODDESS FAIR – (Adams) The Topia Arts Center (27 Park Street) will be celebrating girls & mother at their 4th Annual Goddess Fair to benefit the Louison House shelter.  Come for music and dance.  Wee Goddess Parade sign up at 10am, parade at 11:30am. 664-7140 [All Ages] (Sundry donation)

11am-2pm – WALKATHON – (Springfield) MSPCA Angel Walk for Animals will happen at Forest Park.  There will be a kids corner, dog demos and more. 750-7666 [All Ages] (Fundraiser) LINK

1pm & 5pm – THEATER – (Amherst) Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco will be at the Mullins Center.  557-3600 [Ages 5 & older] ($$$) MORE INFO

2pm – FAMILY PROGRAM – (Holyoke) Mt. Tom State Reservation offers a Sunday afternoon family program.  Learn about Native American lifestyles. 534-1186 [All Ages]

2pm – AUDITIONS: CHILDREN’S CHOIR – (Northampton) The Northampton Community Children’s Choir will be holding audition for its 08-09 season. 585-0001 [Ages 8-13] MORE INFO
Also, the Young Singers of Greater Westfield will be holding auditions this weekend too. [Ages 7 & up] MORE INFO

MORE EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

For more events happening this week, visit our SUGGEST AN EVENT page. There are also fun suggestions on our THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE page. If you know of an upcoming event that you would like to share with other families, please feel encourage to do so by posting it HERE.

One Comment on “Suggested Events 09/06/08-09/12/08

  1. On behalf of the SPIFFY Youth Coalition, I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank the staff at Look Park for supporting Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ by opening the park up, helping to flip burgers, and running the train for the almost 400 people who participated. Volunteers and food were generously donated by District Attorney Elizabeth D. Scheibel. Thanks also to Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp and Cold Spring Orchard for their food donations. Families interested in purchasing the Fun Time Family Dinner games offered as raffle prizes can find them at Cedar Chest Kids. This event was a great example of how many different sectors of our community can come together to support families and healthy youth on Family Day and every day.
    Ruth Ever
    Chair, SPIFFY Parent Education Workgroup

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