Suggested Events 05/02/09-05/08/09

Litter Picking for Earth Day on the Washington Mall in front of the National Capitol Building.

For school vacation we made a road trip to Washington, D.C., and on Earth Day we found ourselves on the Washington Mall. With bags in hand we went around the Mall and picked up trash, an agreement we made with my daughter's school. She LOVED the adventure of scouting for trash and the accomplishment of filling up her bag. - Share with us what your family did for Earth Day in the comment box below! (Photo credit: 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.


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 our Vintage Jazz Episode of HFVS.

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!


The Ashfield Community Preschool will hold a May Fair Celebration and a benefit concert with The Nields at the preschool on Saturday May 16th in Ashfield, MA. At 10 a.m. the grounds will open to Maypole dancing, a woods walk through a fairy forest, a baby animals barnyard, crafts, music and food. The event is meant to celebrate spring and the preschool’s 25th anniversary. Lady Spring herself will greet the children wearing her long, green cloak. Other cloaked figures will guide visitors through the activities.  CLICK HERE for more information.

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday – 05/02

Sunday – 05/03

Weekdays 05/02/09-05/08/09

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.

2 Comments on “Suggested Events 05/02/09-05/08/09

  1. Correction: UMass baseball/softball is not free. Thanks to Tom Adams for the FYI!

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