Suggested Events 01/02/10-01/08/10

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Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast.


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Happy New Year, 2010! (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.


The Cummington Family Center presents: Sleeping Beauty by the Tanglewood Marionettes on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 3pm at the Cummington Community House on Main Street in Cummington, MA. This event is free and open to all. There will be a bake sale with proceeds to benefit the Cummington Family Center. Bakers needed for the bake sale. If interested in providing baked goods, please contact Stacey Mackowiak at



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Events Happening in the Hilltowns


Hilltown Family Variety Show6-10am – FAMILY RADIO: Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA) offers 4-hours of commercial-free family programing every Saturday, including the Hilltown Family Variety Show and Spare the Rock. Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at

9am-3pm – FOOD | WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET: Winter Farmer’s Market at the Dynamite Space at Thornes Marketplace. From honey to hamburger, kale to apples, you’ll have access to the best in local produce, brought to you by the best in local farmers. Plus, live music, art, and a warm space to get out of the cold and into the community. Northampton, MA

9:30am-4pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Keep the kids busy during December school vacation at Old Sturbridge Village, with a wide range of crafts and outdoor activities offered for all ages through January 3rd. Sturbridge, MA

1pm – SPANISH: Spanish Get-Together at the Meekins Library. Call to confirm. Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

1-4:30pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES | SNOWSHOE HIKE: New Year’s Resolution Hike for ages 10 and older at Northfield Mountain. Here’s your chance to get out in the woods with the family. Pre-registration required: 800-859-2960 Northfield, MA (FREE, $ SNOWSHOE RENTALS)

2pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: A tour of MassMoCA called “activitour” that is followed by art-making activities for kids in their Kidspace. 664-4481 x8131 North Adams, MA (Free with Admission)


9:30am-4pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Keep the kids busy during December school vacation at Old Sturbridge Village, with a wide range of crafts and outdoor activities offered for all ages through January 3rd. Sturbridge, MA

11:30am – GIRLS LITERACY: Girl’s Day Out at Peru Library (6 West Main Rd) 655-8650 Peru, MA (FREE)

12Noon-3pm – OUTDOOR ADVENUTRES | SLED DOG RIDES: Sled dog rides will be offered at DAR State Park by Hilltown Wilderness Adventures. 296-0187 Dalton, MA ($$)

2-4pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES | YOUTH SKIING: Join this year and enjoy this great family activity, perhaps the only children’s sport where parents are encouraged to participate. For ages 5 to 13. The League meets on winter Sundays throughout the season. Notchview 684-0148 Windsor, MA

Sleeping Beauty Marionette Performance3pm – MARIONETTE SHOW: The Cummington Family Center presents: Sleeping Beauty by the Tanglewood Marionettes on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 3pm at the Cummington Community House on Main Street. Cummington, MA (FREE)

4pm – CHORAL: The Hilltown Choral Society Christmas Concerts continues at the First Church of Nazarene. Dalton, MA ($)

One Comment on “Suggested Events 01/02/10-01/08/10

  1. Mondays in Conway, MA

    Morning Yoga with Toddlers at the Town Hall
    with Lisa Schmitt


    Mondays in Northampton (FREE)

    Knitting & Crochet Circle
    Forbes Library
    Mondays from 10 to noon

    Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or some other type of yarn craft or
    would you like to start or improve on a yarn craft? You are invited to
    the Forbes Library’s Knitting & Crochet circle. This group is a casual
    place to meet other yarn crafters of all kinds and experience levels and
    share crafting tips and pleasant conversation. Bring your projects in
    progress or ideas for new ones.

    This group is starting up again for the fall and will meet weekly on
    Monday mornings from 10-12 in the cozy Arts & Music magazine lounge.

    This circle is facilitated by Nancy Pulley who has experience in
    knitting, crocheting, sewing and numerous varieties of crafts, both
    personal and for shows. In Nancy’s own words, “I started when I was 12,
    so I have been doing these hobbies for 52 years now. WOW, am I old. I am
    extremely active, walk everyday, play tennis, bike ride, line dance,
    zumba, yoga, watercolor, colored pencil and an avid reader and love
    being in a library environment. Can never stop learning!”

    Location: A&M Magazine Lounge


    Mondays in Ashfield, MA

    Ongoing yoga classes are offered at the Belding Memorial Library Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. The use of props enables students of all ages and physical capabilities to access the benefits of yoga practice, which include increased strength and flexibility, stress reduction and improved overall health.

    Please go to for class and schedule information, email or call 413-268-3053 for more information.

    Tuesday in Florence, MA (FREE)

    Danny and Yosi are coming together for a special show at the Cup and Top. Help ring in 2010 with us on Tuesday, January 5th at 4pm.
    See more about Danny Adlerman here:
    More about Yosi here:


    Tuesdays in Hadley, MA

    Cricket on the Hearth at The Hartsbrook School in Hadley.

    The Cricket on the Hearth Program creates a place for children to play and form relationships in an environment that also fosters support and inspiration for parents.

    Parent Toddler/Parent Infant Programs, 9-11:30 am, Monday through Friday
    The fall session is 12-14 classes beginning the week of September 14. Parent/ Infant Class is available on Tuesday mornings beginning September 15 from 9:30-11am. Please go to for more information or to register for Cricket, or call 413-584-3198.


    Wednesdays in Williamsburg, MA

    Every Wednesday at 10:30 am – Note new time (FREE)
    Preschool Storytime at the Meekins Library
    with Children’s Librarian Rochelle Wildfong


    Friday, January 8th in Northampton, MA

    At River Valley Market Co-Op in Northampton, MA

    In the month of January, the Quarry Cafe will be exhibiting art by co-op kids. The kids’ families have prepared the art for display so we can all enjoy the pieces throughout the month.

    Some of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work Friday, January 8th from 5-8 at the monthly artists’ reception.


    Friday, January 8th in Williamstown, MA (FREE)

    New parents are invited to a free gallery talk at the Clark at 10:15 am. Moms and dads, along with their babies, will enjoy a relaxing hour discovering and discussing art in the Clark collection. Parents may bring strollers or carry their infants in the galleries. Backpack-style infant carriers are not permitted in the galleries. Front-hanging carriers are welcome. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA., 413-458-2303.


    Friday, January 8th in Northampton, MA (FREE)

    January Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art
    Smith College, Elm St. at Bedford Terr.
    On January 8 from 4-8 PM, experience the Museum’s galleries after hours. From 4-6PM, experiment with clay to make your own mosaic or sculpture (ages 4+ with adult). From 6-6:30 PM, enjoy a gallery talk by Northampton-based artist Ethel Pointdexter on her unique perspective of a work on view at the Museum. This free monthly event is presented in conjunction with Northampton Arts Night Out.
    Contact: Martha Ebner

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