Suggested Events 07/18/09-07/24/09

Jacob's Pillow: Community Day

Community Day at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, 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


Sunday, July 26th: Community Day at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA.  Bring the whole family and come dance with us! No experience necessary and it’s all free fun! Community Day at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is a celebration of dance, art and community. All are invited to enjoy performances, workshops and activities; take a guided tour of the 163-acre grounds; browse the extensive Archives, view historic dance videos and join the Dance Party on The Great Lawn. All for free.  – This year’s Dance Party will be led by the Vanaver Caravan, a dance troupe that gathers their inspiration from all corners of the globe. Led by Artistic Directors Bill Vanaver and Livia Drapkin Vanaver, the dancers perform clogging, body percussion and stick dancing with live accompaniment. – Jules Feiffer and his daughter Kate Feiffer will read from their new children’s book, Which Puppy?, about the First Family’s search for the perfect pet. Click here to view this book on


  • Kathy McMahon writes: Wanted: Museum Tour Guide at the Kingman Tavern Museum in Cummington, MA. Saturday afternoons until the end of August. $12 a hour. No experience necessary. Will train. Must like people and able to present material well. If you have a strong interest in history and want to help bring a simpler era alive for people (1880-1920), join us. Two immediate openings. Respond with brief letter of intent to: Kathy McMahon
  • LOCAL LIBRARIES OFFERING SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: Most, if not all, of the Gateway town libraries are hosting summer reading programs for kids and teens. This is an excellent way to encourage reading over the summer months! Library hours and contact information are posted on the web (some sights include summer reading program hours) for Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Russell and Worthington libraries.
  • The Grand Opening for the HHuGE Garden Wagon is Monday, July 20, 2009. Please stop by and take a look! We’ll be in the Old Creamery parking lot on the corners of Rte 9 and Rte 112, Cummington, MA.


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  • And to think it happened at Elmer’s!
  • Senate Passes Broadband Stimulus Bill
  • HFVS Giveaway: (Tickets) Lunch Money at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA
  • Great Park Pursuit: The MA State Park Family Adventure
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  • Painted Turtle Episode on the HFVS (07/11/09)
  • Learn How Solar Power Can Save Your Family Money
  • Guinea Pig Co-Op
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    For more events happening this week check below in our comment box or 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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      State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) announces that his Coffee & Conversation event previously scheduled for 10AM, on Friday, July 17th at the Heath Senior Center will now begin at 9:30 AM, due to a full formal Senate session scheduled for 1pm at the State House.

      For more information contact the Senator’s district office at (413) 442-4008.

    2. New England Morgan Regional Horse Show
      Tri-County Fairgrounds
      Off Route 9
      Northampton, MA
      Dates: 07/19/2009 – 07/25/2009
      Hours: Sunday-Saturday

      Celebrate 70 Years of Morgan Horse Excitement! Visit up close and personal as over 700 Morgans, America’s oldest breed of horse, compete in over 300 classes displaying their versatility, beauty and athleticism.

    3. Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
      Look Park, Florence, MA
      (413) 862-4539

      Saturday, 9am – 9:30 pm rain or shine
      Cost: Adults 15.00, 6-12 5.00 under 6 free

      Non-profit event to promote Scottish culture and to raise funds to help support local non-profit organizations and Scottish cultural scholarships for Highland dancing and piping.

    4. What: Summer Wild Weed Walk

      When: Saturday, July 18th, 1-3pm

      Where: Montview Neighborhood Farm
      38 Henry St, (near downtown) Northampton

      $20-$30 Sliding scale
      No one turned away for lack of funds

      Join us for a Saturday afternoon stroll around the farm. Along the way
      we’ll stop and identify local common medicinal and edible herbs, trees and
      shrubs. We’ll discuss common uses, botany and easy medicinal and culinary
      preparations you can make on your own!

      With Jade Alicandro Mace

      Jade is a community herbalist with a foundation in the wise woman
      tradition. She has completed apprenticeships in herbal medicine from
      Blazing Star Herb School, Clearpath School of Herbal Studies, and the
      Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. In addition Jade is an avid
      gardener, with a focus on permaculture, and holds a bachelors degree in
      plant biology. She has a small herbal practice in the Northampton area,
      Milk & Honey Herbs, and is available for consultations. Jade Loves Plants!

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