Suggested Events 07/04/09-07/10/09

Fireworks in Cummington, 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


Click HERE to see the schedule for firework displays and parades happening in the Hilltowns and the Pioneer Valley.


  • July 9 – Fireflies are lightening up the skies.
  • July 10 – Blueberries will begin to ripen, starting with low bush blueberries.
  • July 13 – Listen for Snowy Tree Crickets and Katydids in the evenings.
  • July 20 –  The song of the cicadas on hot summer days start to be heard.
  • August 6 – Look for Yellow Warblers around the thistles.
  • August 19 –  Have a freshwater stream nearby?  Look for scarlet red Cardinal Flowers.

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday – 07/04

Sunday – 07/05

Weekdays 07/06/09-07/10/09

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.

8 Comments on “Suggested Events 07/04/09-07/10/09

  1. Liz Jacobson-Carroll said:

    Buckland Public Library presents….Pizza Pie & The Sky

    For: Individuals aged 10-100
    On: Friday night, July 10th, 7-9:00 pm
    At: Buckland Public Hall at 17 Upper Street (behind the church)

    Celebrate the wonders of summer — and all that leisure time you will have to gaze at the sky — by joining friends and amateur astronomer Paul Cardone of East Longmeadow for an interactive media presentation on deep sky and its infinite possibilities. Paul is a longtime member of the Springfield Stars Club, and is well known for his wry wit and lively presentations to audiences throughout Western Massachusetts. You don’t have to reply in order to come to this free event, but we’ll have more pizza if you do! Email with the number of folks you will be bringing.

  2. Join us this week for Northampton’s Monthly Art Walk.

    Friday, July 10th, 2009 5-8pm
    We Want You! Arts Night Out needs your help. We’re looking for volunteers interested in visual and performing arts, marketing, event planning, fundraising and outreach. Let’s make Arts Night Out Awesome! We want your ideas, energy, time and creativity to help get the word out, organize small performances and exhibitions, and staff a downtown Arts Night Out hub. If you’re interested email Julia at:

  3. Community Sing Led by Penny Schultz

    At the Community Sings, we celebrate the capacity to make music through song that is our birthright. Rounds, part songs, chants and spirituals from a wide variety of cultures carry us into worlds of beauty, humor, sadness and joy.

    All ages and abilities are welcome.

    Tuesday July 7th
    6:30-8pm followed by potluck supper
    At Earthdance in Plainfield, MA

    Suggested donation – $5/person (children free)

  4. The Northampton Center for the Arts annual Works on Paper
    juried exhibition opens on Friday, July 10, with a festive reception
    during Arts Night Out, 5-7pm.

    The public is invited to view the works on display in both the East and West galleries, representing 40 artists from the community. The 60 pieces that comprise the exhibit offer a full range of possibilities for works on paper, including pastel, watercolor, printmaking media, acrylic and oil, collage, multimedia, scanography and photography.

  5. Sun & Thurs: Magic & Music @ the Colonial in Pittsfield, MA

    Sunday, enjoy A Night of Magic, a Las Vegas style family show full of grand scale magic & illusion and unmatched audience interaction. Bill Blagg III ( is breaking the mold of the typical magician: critics refer to his show as Second City meets David Copperfield. Thursday, the Colonial hosts the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, founded by the most successful of all the big bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ‘40s. Currently led by trombonist Larry O’Brien, the 19-member band continues to play the original Miller arrangements that keep exciting fans around the world.

    A Night of Magic | Sunday, July 5 | 2pm & 7pm | The Colonial | 111 South Street | 997-4444 | $40/$15

    Monday-Friday: Kids in the park & online!
    Two great activities for children are happening this week & beyond. The City of Pittsfield’s Summer Playground Program provides a variety of drop-in recreation activities for city children at no cost. Playground leaders create safe, supervised & fun-filled environments with activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, & nature activities. Also next week is “computer college for kids” camp at BCC. Your child will “travel” to any place on the planet using the internet, learning research skills, & creating a travel brochure and short presentation to tell you about their “virtual vacation.” Recommended for children entering fourth, fifth or sixth grade in September.

    Summer Playground Program | Monday, July 6-Friday, August 14 | 9am-12pm, 1-4pm | The Commons, Clapp Park, Pitt Park, and Deming Park | 236-8888 | FREE!

    Virtual Vacation Camp | Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10 | 9am-12pm | Berkshire Community College, Field Administration Center | 1350 West Street | 499-4600 | $150 for the week

  6. Sat & Sun: Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend!
    Called one of the ten best Fourth of July parades in the country by USA Today, Pittsfield’s annual Independence Day parade, held this Saturday, is legendary for its outstanding musical acts, balloons and floats & its hometown feel. Continue the 4th of July celebrations with baseball & fireworks at Wahconah Park. And on Sunday, check out the annual Berkshire Charity Auto Show benefitting United Way: antique and original vehicles, modified cars and trucks, Corvettes, street rods, muscle cars and motorcycles from 1972 or earlier will be on display and entered for competition.

    Pittsfield Fourth Of July Parade | Saturday, July 4 | 10am | Downtown Pittsfield | FREE!

    Baseball and Fireworks | Saturday, July 4 | 6:30pm game; fireworks afterwards | Wahconah Park | 105 Wahconah Street| $5-$9

    24th Annual Berkshire Charity Auto Show | Sunday, July 5 | Berkshire Medical Center’s Hillcrest Campus | 165 Tor Court | 698-3195 | $4/Free 11 & under

  7. Cup & Top Cafe in Florence, MA

    Tuesday July 7th @ 4:00 pm
    THE MUDCAKES – Kindie Rock from Australia
    Australian singer/songwriter SHERRY RICH and her Boston born partner RICK PLANT swing effortlessly from the sounds of the tropics through to 70’s funk, garage pop, surf music, reggae and bluegrass. Parents will identify with lighthearted songs that celebrate the ups and downs of raising a family.
    “Who would’ve thought the best kids americana album in recent memory would come out of Australia?” -Zooglobble, 2009 (FREE)

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