Suggested Events 04/18/09-05/01/09

Fox Den in West Chesterfield, MA

Fox Den: Mama fox with her kits in West Chesterfield, MA. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)


Earth Day is this Wednesday.  Included below are events happening on and for Earth Day for families.  Check out the side bar for links to on-line resources for Earth Day too.


This week’s list of suggested events will include the weekends of April 18th/19th and April 25th/26th, along with event links for Earth Day.  Be sure to check out our  “Suggest an Event” page for event happening during spring vacation week, along with our “Suggest a Camp” page.  If you didn’t get you event posted on our “Suggest an Event” page on time, no worries … go ahead and post it and families can find events there.


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.

Northampton Puppet Festival (April 20-25, 2009)

Northampton Puppet Festival. Click on image to see a full schedule of shows.


Puppet Festival in Northampton!  Marionettes take the stage at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA during the April School Vacation period, April 20-23, 2009. The finest puppet companies in New England will bring the magical world of Marionette Theater to Northampton every morning of School Vacation with two shows daily: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Each day a different show will be presented.  Click on the image to see a full schedule of events.


Tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show on Saturdays from 9-10am on Valley Free Radio (VFR), 103.3FM (Northampton, MA), or listen via streaming audio at for an encore presentation of the Bill Harley Episode.

Every Saturday VFR offers four hours of commercial-free, quality family program from 6-10am, including Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child from 7am-9am. It’s better than Saturday morning cartoons!

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday – 04/18

Sunday – 04/19

Earth Day – 04/22

Saturday – 04/25

Sunday – 04/26

Weekdays 04/20/09-05/01/09

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.

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