Suggested Events 09/13/08 – 09/19/08

Join other parents for pick-up soccer in Haydenville on Saturdays.

Join other parents for pick-up soccer in Haydenville on Saturdays.


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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 – 09/13

Big E happens in West Springfield from 09/12-09/28. 750-2980 [All Ages] ($$) LINK

7am-7pm – BALLOON FESTIVAL – (Florence) 7am Hot Air Balloon launch at Look Park starts off a weekend of activities. Another balloon launch happens at 5pm and then on Sunday.[All Ages] (>$-$$$) LINK

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 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 – BOOK SALE (Chesterfield) Chesterfield Library book sale. [All Ages] (Fundraiser)

11am-1pm – INSECTS – (Easthampton) Catch and band Monarch Butterflies at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. [Ages 4-12] (>$) MORE INFO

1pm-3pm – INSECTS (Amherst) Learn about Monarch Butterflies at Great Falls Discovery Center. 863-2281

10am-4pm – LOCAL AGRICULTURE – (South Deerfield) 7th Annual Honeybee Festival at Warm Colors Apiary. [All Ages] (Free) MORE INFO

2pm – FILM – (Pittsfield) The Wizard of Oz will be screened at the Colonial Theater. Rated G. (>$) MORE INFO

2:30pm – ADULT SOCCER – (Haydenville) Pick-up soccer for the over 30 crowd at Ames Field.  Co-ed. [Ages 30 & older] (Free)

5pm-8pm – ART WALK – (Easthampton) Art Walk. Locations all over Easthampton host free visual, music and performance art events in an energetic sampling of local, regional and national talent. Just look for large, yellow Art Walk banners outside each participating venue. Free Shuttle. [All Ages] (Free) LINK

8pm-Midnight – SCHOOL FUNDRAISER – (Florence) The School Bus Project, a benefit for the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School to raise money to purchase a school bus to run on vegetable oil. Music, food and drinks. 582-0783 [Adults] (Fundraiser) LINK

Sunday – 09/14

7am-7pm – BALLOON FESTIVAL – (Florence) 7am Hot Air Balloon launch at Look Park along with many other activities. [All Ages] (>$-$$$) LINK

11am-5pm – MAZE – (Sunderland) Mike’s Amazing Maze at Warner Farm. Weekends. 665-8331 [All Ages] LINK

1pm-4pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES (Amherst) Special Sundays at the Eric Carle Museum. Second Sunday of the month they offer additioanl art activities in the art studio. 658-1105 [All Ages] ($) LINK

2pm – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – (Springfield) Dr. (and roboticist) James McLurkin will present “Dances with Robots: How They Work, What They Do,” an interactive investigation at Symphony Hall. 788-7033 (Free)

5:30pm – VEGAN POTLUCK – (Florence) Families are invited to a vegan potluck at Cafe Evolution (12 Chestnut Street). Bring a vegan dish to share which can feed 6-8 people (main dish, side dish or dessert). Bring a friend and a place setting. Also, please bring a card with the ingredients of your dish, to help out folks with allergies or special diets. 586-0200 [All Age] (>$) LINK

7:30pm-10pm – HIKE – (Windsor) Full moon hike at Notchview Reservation. 532-1631 (>$) MORE INFO


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.

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