Suggested Events 01/03/09-01/09/09


Ring in the New Year. - © Sienna Wildfield

Ring in the New Year. - © Sienna Wildfield

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.


This Saturday from 9-10am, Randy Kaplan co-hosts this weeks episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show.  Featuring music live in studio, a world premiere and great music by Bob Dylan, Billy Jones, Groucho Marx, Truckstop Honeymoon, and more.  Tune in live to 103.3FM (Northampton, MA) or on line via streaming audio at


Tanglewood Marionettes

Catch the Tanglewood Marionettes at the Cummington Community House in Cummington, MA, for a free family performance this Saturday (01/03/09) Sunday (01/04/09) at 3pm.  Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers!  Recommended for all ages.  Sponsored by the Cummington Family Center.

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday – 01/03

Sunday – 01/04

Weekday 01/05-01/09

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 01/03/09-01/09/09

  1. Join the Tracking Club! We hope you and your family will be joining us. Here is some information about the program. The Tracking Club, is designed for Individuals & families, sponsored by the Western Mass Tracking Society, it is a program that teaches the skills and art of tracking and nature awareness and Naturalist training.
    We meet one weekend a month from September to May. $25 – 35 slideing scale family-(1 adult and 1 child), each additional child $5.
    or become involved in our Earthwork membership see web for details
    We strongly encourage signing up for our introduction of 3 classes to help to create a foundation for learning an the Basics to Tracking
    Dates : first Sat of month starting 1/3/09
    Location for this Saturday 1/3/09 :830 Williamsburg rd Ashfield,MA 01330
    See below Kamana for more details on Tracking club

    Kamana Nature Study club, Support and sharing for students and parents who are part of the Earthwork family or our current students of the Kamana Naturalist Training Program please come to learn and study together Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst MA first Friday of each month, 2:30-4:00pm. Program is by donation to support Earthworks vision; please call ahead.
    Click below to learn more about Kamana

    Earthwork Messengers and Advisors you are invited to Kamana Nature Study Club for FREE thanks for all of your support

    Stephanie Who lives in Amherst is trying to arrange car pool so her son can go tracking with us.

    I have included folks email so everyone can talk to each other.

    We will meet at 10:00 AM this Saturday, and will end around 1pm.

    Kamana Nature Study club

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Inc., 525 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

    (413) 256-6006. (See Directions at the end). We encourage carpooling to our destination and will be doing easy to moderate hiking.

    This monthly program is for adults and children to spend time with our staff in a nurturing Community that fosters a strong connection to Nature and each other. While having an experience as an individual or family you will develop a comfort and confidence while being in the natural world. We use a mentoring approach to teach a deep awareness for and love of the Earth.

    Please bring the following:

    Hearty Lunch and snacks
    Water bottle
    Extra layers including rain gear and change of clothes (Be prepared!)
    A Journal
    Camera (optional)
    Nature books/Resources (optional) encouraged (tracking and Mammal studies)
    tape measure
    snow shoes if you have them
    Feel free to email me with any questions. See you on Saturday!

    In community,

    Frank and EarthWork staff

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