Suggested Events 08/01/09-08/07/09

Tubing on the Westfield River in West Chesterfield, MA.

Lazy summer days on the Westfield River. (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


Putumayo Presents: A Picnic Playground Family Concert Tour at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA on Saturday at 1pm.  Click here for more info.

And don’t forget about the Mettawee River Theater Co. outdoor performance in Cummington, MA on Sunday at 8pm.  Click here to read our post.


  • Tom Adams of Williamsburg, MA writes: Angel Park Summer Music Series: tomorrow (7/31), 5pm, Williamsburg, MA. Featuring: AJ Rabino, old school country singer/songwriter bring appetizers and a blanket! See you all there, pass it on!
  • Erin O’Donnell of Willamsburg, MA writes: Our family fun fundraiser is happening! August 8th (raindate August 9th)
    11:00-4:00 at 13 West St. (Off route 10, right before the bridge and rotary) in Easthampton, MA: Crafts, Games, Tag/book sale, baked goods. Help us bring our baby home from China!
  • Tony Lemos of Ashfield, MA writes: There is a “Medicine Girls Competition” going on. Click here to read more.
  • Jessica Thompson of Ashfield, MA writes: Ashfield Community Preschool Has Openings – Enroll Now! We still have a few spaces left to accept children into our Fall program. For more information or to schedule a visit please call 628-3248. Click here to read more.
  • There will be a screening of Food, Inc. at the Little Cinema in the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA from August 7th-13th, 2009. Nightly at 8pm. Monday Matinee at 2pm. Call for more info and to confirm: 413-443-7171.


On Saturday, August 1st, there are a number of blueberry celebrations happening in Western Mass:

  • Blueberry Bake-off!
    Greenfield Farmers’ Market and CISA are hosting a blueberry bake-off featuring treats made with locally grown blueberries! You are invited to participate. Baked goods should be dropped off on the day of the event at 9am and judging will take place at 10am. Your baked item will be taste tested by our 4 judges, Mayor Martin, Jay Fadanza from WHAI radio, CISA’s executive director Phil Korman, and Rachel Robertson-Goldberg from Crabapple Farm to determine the Blue Ribbon Winner and the recipient of a $50.00 gift certificate to the Greenfield Farmers’ Market and a CISA community membership (valued at $60.00). The runner-up will receive a $25.00 gift certificate and a CISA tote bag (valued at $10.00). The market is located on Court Square in Greenfield, MA. For more information call Lauren at 413-665-7100.
  • 8th Annual Wild Blueberry Jubilee
    The Benson Place,2-8pm, 182 Flag Hill Road, Heath, MA
    Great food and music, farm education, family activities, lovely views. Rain or shine
    Details at or 413-337-5340.
  • Blueberry Festival and Tasting
    West Granville Blueberries, 10am-4pm, 448 North Lane, Granville.
    Blueberry food tasting and recipes, children’s activities and blueberry picking
    Call the Blueberry Phone for daily picking information, 413-357-8829

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One Comment on “Suggested Events 08/01/09-08/07/09

  1. Mon-Thurs in Pittsfield, MA

    Free Outdoor Concerts

    Get your favorite chairs and blankets ready for a week of free outdoor concerts! Monday, see Bluetree perform on the Common, and also enjoy hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and a bounce house! Tuesday, the Berkshire Hillsmen, a classic barber shop group, performs at Springside Park. Wednesday, enjoy the Tony Lee Thomas Band at beautiful Burbank Park on Onota Lake, part of the Live on the Lake!concert series. And Thursday, the Carlins Band performs big band favorites behind the Ralph Froio Senior Center.

    Bluetree Concert | Monday, August 3 | 5:30-8:30pm | The Common| First Street| 212-6341 | Free

    Berkshire Hillsmen |Tuesday, August 4 | 7 pm | Springside Park | 874 North Street | 743-5193 | FREE

    Tony Lee Thomas Band | Wednesday, August 5 | 6-8pm | Burbank Park on Onota Lake | Lakeway Drive and Valentine Road | FREE

    Carlins Band | Thursday, August 6 | 6:30pm | Ralph Froio Senior Center | 330 North Street| 499-9346 | FREE

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