Suggested Events 02/21/09-02/27/09

Tulip tree in February (West Chesterfield, MA)SUGGEST AN EVENT

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.


Bill Childs writes:  “This Saturday (02/21/09) we are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Mitchell to the Northampton Community Music Center Recital Hall for a concert at 2:00. It’s just $5, with net proceeds benefiting NCMC’s scholarship fund. NCMC is located at 139 South Street in Northampton, MA.

Elizabeth Mitchell in concert in Northampton. (02/21/09)

“Elizabeth Mitchell (of the band Ida) is one of the preeminent voices in family music today, with her indie folk — on legendary Smithsonian Folkways records — providing the gentle but rollicking soundtrack for thousands of childhoods. This will be a full band show — with her husband and Ida bandmate Daniel Littleton, daughter Storey, and violinist Jean Cook. Though their band Ida has been to Northampton, sharing the stage with the likes of Erin McKeown, this is their first family show here. You can read more and listen to some of their music at”

UPDATE (02/20): Bill Childs writes: “Venue change. To make sure we have plenty of space for the Elizabeth Mitchell show, we’ve moved it from NCMC over to the banquet hall at the World War II Club, 50 Conz St. in Northampton. Recently renovated and super nice, it’s going to be a great place for the show. Good parking, both right next to the building and in the neighborhood. Still 2:00 tomorrow (Saturday), still going to be great. Thanks everyone! See you tomorrow!”

Gustafer Yellowgold

New music by Gustafer Yellowgold


Tune in on Saturdays from 9-10am to Valley Free Radio (VFR), 103.3FM (Northampton, MA), or listen via streaming audio at  This week you’ll hear new music by Lunch Money, Elizabeth Mitchell, They Might Be Giants, Billy Jonas, Michelle Shocked and more.

And … we’re still offering four free tickets to see the Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque D’Or performed live in Northampton, MA at the Calvin Theater on Sunday, March 1st, at 4 pm, courtesy of Iron Horse Entertainment. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, 02/25/09 @ 7pm (EST).  We’ve gotten a great response.  If you haven’t entered to win yet, there’s still time! Click HERE for more details.  You can also increase your chances to win by checking out Bill’s post here.

Every Saturday VFR offers four hours of commercial-free, quality family program from 6-10am.  It’s better than Saturday morning cartoons!

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday – 02/21/09

Sunday – 02/22/09

Weekday 02/23/09-02/27/09

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.

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