Suggested Events 05/30/09-06/05/09

Frog & Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Frog under Jack-in-the-Pulpit in West Chesterfield, MA (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. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, location, age appropriateness and costs before attending


  • OZ COSTUMES SOUGHT: The Drama Club at R. H. Conwell Elementary School is looking for costumes for The Wizard of Oz. Ideas and old Halloween costumes are needed. Put your name somewhere on the costume and they will be given back to you after the production.
  • GOOD NEWS FOR YOUTH SUMMER JOBS: Due to the economic stimulus package, unprecedented amounts of state money are available for Summer Youth Employment. All students ages 14 – 24 looking for summer jobs can apply to the program, run through the Franklin-Hampshire Career Center. Applications are available in the high school Guidance Office. All students (regardless of income level) are encouraged to apply.


Hilltown Spring Festival

SATURDAY:  The hilltowns are buzzing about the 3rd annual Hilltown Spring Festival. This year’s Festival will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at the Cummington Fairgrounds.  The Festival features great local food from Hilltown eateries, live music and entertainment by professional and student performers, and children’s entertainment.  Click here to see the entertainment line-up.  The Festival will include a Hilltown Business Expo, an Art and Craft Exposition and a Focus on Sustainability featuring environmental education and renewable energy displays. Event is free but must pay to park your car.  Click here to read more.


We have two giveways being offered this week.  Check them out, leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win:

  • PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT GIVEAWAY: Four Tickets to See Patty Larkin in Noho next Saturday!
  • HFVS Giveaway: Treasury of 25 Storybook Classic: Dinosaurs, Trucks, Monsters and more! (DVD Collection)

    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 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!

    This weeks episode is Truckin’ Road Trip with new music by Ziggy Marley, The Sippy Cups and The Pop Stars.

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    Events Happening in the Hilltowns

    Saturday – 05/30

    Sunday – 05/31

    Weekdays 06-01/09-06/05/09

    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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