Suggested Events for July 30th – Aug 5th, 2011

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

SUGGEST AN EVENT

With the axiom “If You Grow it, You Can Show it,” the staff of Berkshire Botanical Garden invites backyard gardeners throughout the region to show what’s growing in their family gardens by entering the GROW SHOW August 6-7. Details below. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

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On Saturday, July 30th from 10am-10pm in the BerkshiresHULA HOOP FESTIVAL: Pittsfield City Hoopla festival returns to Springside Park for a day of festivities inspired by the craft, craze and creativity of the hula hoop. There will be workshops ($), slacklining, drumming, mandalas, hiking, hooping contest, food & vendors. Bring the kids for a day of hula hooping madness in the park! 874 North St. Pittsfield, MA (FREE) 

Also on Saturday, July 30th at 12noon in the Pioneer ValleyCOMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Laurel Park celebrates this weekend with the annual Chataqua Revival!  There will be live music (including local heroes the Lonesome Brothers), food, hula hooping, a chance to meet Pedal People and try out their equipment, and a talk on local soil science.  The event ends with a community cookout in the evening.  2 Laurel Park.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

And in the evening on Saturday, July 30th from 7-9pm in the HilltownsBENEFIT CONCERT: The Nields, a local hero sister singer-songwriter duo, will perform tonight at The Village Church.  The show is a fundraiser for the rebuilding of the West Cummington Congregational Church.  413-634-2160.  Main Street.  Cummington, MA.  (FUNDRAISER)

On Tuesday, August 2nd at 2pm – MUSIC FESTIVAL:  Tanglewood on Parade, the venue’s annual day of musical activities, welcome families to come and enjoy the day!  There will be live music throughout the day, with the event ending with the 1812 overture.  Alongside performances there will also be fun children’s activities such as an instrument playground, a magician, stargazing via telescope (after dark), and free tours of Tanglewood!  413-637-1600.  297 West Street.  Lenox, MA.  ($$)

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On Saturday, August 6th at 10:30am in the Pioneer Valley – FAMILY THEATER: Paintbox Theater presents “The Sword in the Stone”- a show just for kids!  The show takes place at Smith College’s Mendenhall Performing Arts Center.  413-587-3933.  Green Street.  Northampton, MA.  ($) 

Also on Saturday, August 6th from 12noon-8pm in the Berkshires – CORNFEST: Enter a corn-eating contest, hop around in a sack race, make dolls from corn husks, and more at Whitney’s Farm today as part of CornFest 2011!  413-442-4739.  1775 South State Road.  Cheshire, MA.  (FREE)

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HILLTOWN POTTERY TOUR: The Hilltown 6 will host its annual pottery tour and sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, from 10am-5pm. This is a great chance to see firsthand the tools and techniques behind eight nationally recognized clay artists who live and work in our very own hilltowns. Check out the studios, kilns and settings of these talented potters and step inside their worlds to see how their surroundings inspire their individual voices. This year three studios will feature guest artists. The studios and guests are: Robbie Heidinger with guest David Leith, Michael McCarthy, Constance Talbot, Christy Knox with guest Karin Noyes, Hiroshi Nakayama, Sam Taylor, Eric Smith, and Mark Shapiro with guest Jeffrey Lipton. For a detailed map go to www.hilltown6.com.

THERAPY DOGS WANTED: The Good Dog Foundation, which works to find pups who can be trained as therapy dogs, will be at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge every Monday through September 12th to search for dogs to join their therapy program!  If a dog (and their human) is chosen to participate in the program, they get the opportunity to go through training to learn to provide canine therapy for healthcare, social services, and in educational and community facilities.  Dogs must be at least 3 ½ months old to be screened.  Screenings will take place from 1-2pm and are free.  For more information, visit thegooddogfoundation.org.

Redcoats & Rebels

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tix to "Redcoats & Rebels" at Old Sturbridge Village for the weekend of August 6th & 7th. Deadline to enter: 8/3.

GROW SHOW: Does your family love to garden?  If so, the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Grow Show in Stockbrige is for you!  There are numerous divisions to enter and the show is open to all ages!  Plants, flowers, and vegetables can be entered into the horticulture division- anything from a stem or single flower to a basket of fruit and veggies is accepted.  There are also divisions for garden design, plant photography, and a special youth division where plant-themed artistic entries can be created before the show (kids can enter other divisions, too).  The Grow Show is an opportunity for families to showcase their green thumb(s) or to just learn more about horticulture!  Whether you enter or not, the Grow Show is a great learning opportunity for families– think of the plants you’ll see!  Entering the show is free, and it takes place on August 6th and 7th.  For more information, visit berkshirebotanical.org.

Meredyth Babcock writes, “Teen River Clean program is looking for a few Teens, ages 15-18 who live in Washington, Becket, or Chester, who are interested in helping preserve the Westfield River. We have volunteers who have adopted sections of the Wild & Scenic river that have identified a few problem areas and we need a few strong creative teens to help us address these areas and create a short film of our efforts!! We will be working August 1st, 3rd and 5th. All young volunteers will receive a small scholarship as a thank you from the Westfield River Wild & Scenic Advisory committee. Call Meredyth Babcock, Wild & Scenic Volunteer Coordinator for more detailed information and to apply. 413-623-2070 or volunteer@westfieldriverwildscenic.org, www.westfieldriverwildscenic.org

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FREE MUSEUM ADVENTURE: Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, every Friday this summer different museums have offered free admission to families.  On Friday, August 5th, the opportunity to see a museum for free is coming to Springfield- all four of the Springfield Museums will offer free admission for all!  There will be special activities throughout the day to celebrate, including a puppet show, a live performance, art activities, and science demonstrations!  Take advantage of this opportunity and check out all that the museums have to offer- you kids (and you!) can learn about tons of different topics while exploring the museums.  To learn more and to see an exact schedule of the day’s events, visit springfieldmuseums.org or call 413-263-6800.

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW

Hilltown Family Variety ShowSummer fun on the Hilltown Family Variety Show this week as we dig deep into the archives for a summer episode from years past! So many great shows to choose from! Listen in to see what we end up rebroadcasting.

Tune in every Saturday from 9-10am. Encore episodes are aired every Sunday from 7-8am. Families have several ways to tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show:

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WEEKLY LIST OF SUGGESTED EVENTS:
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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

“There is nothing I love more then just walking around in downtown Northampton! There is always something fun to see, people to chat with and good energy all around! Oh, and then taking in a concert at the beautiful Mountain Park!” - Alli Winston (Easthampton, MA)

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 www.valleyfreeradio.org.

8am-12noon – ROWING: Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to zip down the Connecticut River in a scull?  Parents and teens can learn how at Hamp Crew’s Learn to Row day at the Oxbow!  Registration required.  413-230-9254.  Old Springfield Road.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

9am-5pm – 4H FAIR: Learn about all of the hard work that 4H participants do at the Hampden County 4H Fair!  There will be exhibits from 4H participants, as well as livestock showing and other 4H activities.  Non-members are welcome to participate in some events as well- there is a kids’ tractor pull at 11, veggie races at noon, a talent show at 1, and a bottle rocket launch at 2pm, as well as make-and-take crafts all day long.  The fair is held at the Young & Stroh Buildings, Coliseum & Outdoor Horse Ring  at the Eastern States Exposition.  413-562-3001.  1305 Memorial Avenue.  West Springfield, MA.  (FREE)

10am-12noon – ANIMAL ADVENTURE: Learn all about birds of prey at Bartholomew’s Cobble!  Ornothologist Tom Ricardi will be on hand with his birds to teach attendees all about the injured birds he takes care of.  413-229-8600.  Weatogue Road.  Sheffield, MA.  ($)

10am-5pm – HILLTOWN POTTERY TOUR: Take the family on a pottery tour in the hilltowns!  The Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour includes work from eight different artists and takes participants on a tour all over the hilltowns, including Cummington, Windsor, Worthington, and Westhampton!  Families can learn about the cottage industry of ceramics and explore the hills at the same time!  See map for locations. Hilltowns of Western MA. (FREE)

10am-10pm in the Berkshires – HULA HOOP FESTIVAL: Pittsfield City Hoopla festival returns to Springside Park for a day of festivities inspired by the craft, craze and creativity of the hula hoop. There will be workshops ($), slacklining, drumming, mandalas, hiking, hooping contest, food & vendors. Bring the kids for a day of hula hooping madness in the park! 874 North St. Pittsfield, MA (FREE)

10:30am – MAGIC SHOW: Family entertainer Ed Popielarczyk will perform this morning at the Odyssey Bookshop!  413-534-5307.  9 College Street.  South Hadley, MA.  (FREE)

11am – FAMILY THEATER: Rapunzel, Rapunzel- see a show today!  Berkshire Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel, the classic tale based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, in the auditorium at the Berkshire Museum.  413-443-7171.  39 South Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  (FREE with museum admission)

11:15am-12:30pm – STORYTIME: Visit the Forest Park Branch Library for a dog-themed storytime!  Along with dog stories, there will also be songs and fun activities to do!  413-263-6843.  380 Belmont Avenue.  Springfield, MA.  (FREE)

12noon-2pm – COMMUNITY PICNIC: Transition Northfield will host a community picnic at the Kiwanis Park.  A fun day filled with live music, kids’ activities, and good (affordable) food. 413-598-2095 Northfield, MA (>$)

12noon – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Laurel Park celebrates this weekend with the annual Chataqua Revival!  There will be live music (including local heroes the Lonesome Brothers), food, hula hooping, a chance to meet Pedal People and try out their equipment, and a talk on local soil science.  The event ends with a community cookout in the evening.  2 Laurel Park.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

1-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Family with older kids interested in local history can join the Ashfield Historical Commission on a hike to discover abandoned roads and structures of Ashfield’s past, including an old stone bridge. Uphill hike on uneven surfaces. Come prepared. Meet at on Smith Rd (@1/4 mile south of Apple Valley Rd.) No pets. 413-768-7989 Ashfield, MA (FREE)

1pm and 3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Take a guided tour of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and learn about the life of this 19th-century poet!  207 Bryant Road.  413-634-2244.  Cummington, MA.  (<$)  ♦

1-6pm – BENEFIT CONCERT: Jazz musician Charles Nevills will perform at the Three Sisters Sanctuary Amphitheater this afternoon alongside RagioXile and the Lalit Quintet!  The show is a fundraiser for tornado victims.  413-263-3677.  188 Cape Street.  Goshen, MA.  ($$)

3-4pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Explore life in the woods of the D.A.R. State Forest!  Dress for walking in the forest- other equipment will be provided.  78 Cape Street.  413-268-7098.  Goshen, MA.  (FREE)

4-5pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Learn about aquatic life in the lake at the D.A.R. State Forest!  Dress for getting wet- other tools will be provided.  78 Cape Street.  413-268-7098.  Goshen, MA.  (FREE)

5:30pm – ARTS AND CRAFTS: Create works of art with recycled materials at the D.A.R. State Forest!  The program will take place at the Nature Center Pavillion and is great for younger children and toddlers, accompanied by parents.  78 Cape Street.  413-268-7098.  Goshen, MA.  (FREE)

7pm – TEEN/TWEEN: See the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid at the Meekins Library tonight!  There will be treats on the patio beginning at 6pm.  413-268-7472.  2 Williams Street.  Williamsburg, MA.  (FREE)

7-9pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Listen to and share campfire stories at the D.A.R. State Forest!  78 Cape Street.  413-268-7098.  Goshen, MA.  (FREE)

7-9pm – BENEFIT CONCERT: The Nields, a local hero sister singer-songwriter duo, will perform tonight at The Village Church.  The show is a fundraiser for the rebuilding of the West Cummington Congregational Church.  413-634-2160.  Main Street.  Cummington, MA.  (FUNDRAISER) 

7-9pm – HARRY POTTER: It’s Harry Potter’s 17th birthday today!  Celebrate at the Greenfield Public Library- there will be butter beer for all, and Professor McGonagall and Hagrid will be there too!  413-772-1544.  402 Main Street.  Greenfield, MA.  (FREE)

7:30pm – OUTDOOR FAMILY THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Colonial Theatre present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at The Mount, a classic Brothers Grimm story adapted by Eric Hill. 2 Plunkett St. Lenox, MA ($$)

7:30 – THEATER: Hampshire Shakespeare’s Young Company presents, “A Winter’s Tale!”  The company is made up entirely of young actors and the show is outdoors!  413-297-0407.  650 East Street.  Amherst, MA.  ($$)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

7pm – CONCERT: The Decemberists in concert at Mountian Park. 413-586-8686 Holyoke, MA ($$)

8pm – THEATER: Mill City Productions presents, “Choices: Two Roads,” an original cabaret featuring new and old Broadway hits as well as folk, rock, pop, and more!  The show is performed at Heritage State Park in Building 4 North.  115 State Street.  North Adams, MA.  ($)


Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Hilltown Family Variety Show7-8am – FAMILY RADIO: Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA) airs encores the Hilltown Family Variety Show every Sunday morning. Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org.

“We love to go for a swim at Musante Beach (Leeds) and then stop at Scotti’s on Route 9 (Leeds) for a hot dog and a swing at some golf balls!” - Sandra Dias (Holyoke, MA)

8am – WOMEN’S TRAIL RUN: Women of all levels are invited to a weekly trial run along the Westfield River. Walkers welcomed too. 413-296-4753 West Chesterfield, MA (FREE)

8:30-11:30am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Poke your t(w)een awake and go on a guided canoe trip at Bartholomew’s Cobble!  413-229-8600.  Weatgoue Road.  Sheffield, MA.  ($$)

10am – COMMUNITY POTLUCK: Laurel Park concludes the Chataqua Revival this morning with the annual spiritual potluck- those of all traditions, beliefs, and experiences are welcome, and guests are asked to bring words or music to share with the group.  2 Laurel Park.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

10am and 11am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Kids and parents interested in geology can tour a 19th-century quarry at Natural Bridge State Park!  To go on the tour, meet at the Visitor Center- there will be a short walk to the quarry.  Tours also take place at the same times on Saturdays.  McCauley Road.  413-663-6392.  North Adams, MA.  (FREE) ♦

10am-5pm – HILLTOWN POTTERY TOUR: Take the family on a pottery tour in the hilltowns!  The Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour includes work from eight different artists and takes participants on a tour all over the hilltowns, including Cummington, Windsor, Worthington, and Westhampton!  Families can learn about the cottage industry of ceramics and explore the hills at the same time!  See map for locations. Hilltowns of Western MA. (FREE)

11-11:45am – PUPPET SHOW: The Robbins-Zust Marionettes will perform “Rumplestiltskin” this morning at the Marketplace Cafe!  Order a late breakfast or early lunch and enjoy the show.  413-358-4777.  55 North Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  (DONATION)

11:30am – SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE SCREENING: See Winne, Tigger, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo in Winne the Pooh on the big screen at Cinemark in the Hampshire Mall.  367 Russell Street #7.  Hadley, MA.  ($)

2pm – THEATER: Mill City Productions presents, “Choices: Two Roads,” an original cabaret featuring new and old Broadway hits as well as folk, rock, pop, and more!  The show is performed at Heritage State Park in Building 4 North.  115 State Street.  North Adams, MA.  ($)

4pm –WORLD MUSIC: Village Harmony performs a world music concert at the First Congregational Church. Bring the family to hear a variety of music from different cultures, including Gospel, African, Celtic and Scandinavian Yodeling.  413-625-2082 Route 112. Ashfield, MA ($)

7:30 – THEATER: Hampshire Shakespeare’s Young Company presents, “A Winter’s Tale!”  The company is made up entirely of young actors and the show is outdoors!  413-297-0407.  650 East Street.  Amherst, MA.  ($$)

8pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Images Cinema screens Back to the Future tonight!  After you watch it, feel inspired to go home and make a time machine out of that old DeLorean on cinder blocks in your back yard!  413-458-5612.  50 Spring Street.  Williamstown, MA.  ($)


Monday, Aug 1st, 2011

"I know that if there is anything I wouldn’t want to miss going on in the area, Hilltown Families is sure to have all the details. Anytime I want to look up a local activity or venue, I check here first. Thanks for putting all the best things in the hilltowns all in one spot." - Roberta Wooldridge (Plainfield, MA)

10am, 1pm & 6:30pm – FAMILY THEATER: The Majestic Theater presents “Stuart Little”- a big show about a little mouse!  413-747-7797.  131 Elm Street.  West Springfield, MA.  ($)

3-5pm – LEGOS: Participate in Lego BrickWars at the Forbes Library, the game that combines Lego building with a fantasy land of chaos and destruction.  Open to kids ages 7-10.  Materials provided.  20 West Street.  413-587-1011.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE) ♦

6:30pm – INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE: Come to storytime at the Williston Library dressed as though you belong to your favorite world culture!  The event is part of the One World, Many Stories summer reading program.  413-527-1031.  9 Park Street.  Easthampton, MA.  (FREE)

7pm – CONCERT: The Plainfield Congregational Church presents the Concerts at 7 series.  Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will play Mozart, Dvorak, and Respighi. Best for families with children with audience skills. Church Lane.  Plainfield, MA.  (FREE)

7pm – SING-A-LONG: Bring your singing voice, instruments, and copies of music to share to the Westhampton Public Library for a community sing-a-long!  Singers and musicians of all abilities are welcome.  If you have a copy of “Rise up Singing,” please bring that too.  413-527-5386.  3 South Road.  Westhampton, MA.  (FREE)

7:30pm – BOTANY: Older students (and parents) are invited to attend a lecture on native and heirloom plants at the Becket Arts Center!  413-623-6635.  7 Brooker Hill Road.  Becket, MA.  (FREE)

MONDAY SUMMER STORYHOURS

  • 10:30am – STORYTIME: Hear some great stories with Ellie in the Forbes Library Children’s Department!  20 West Street.  413-587-1011.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)  ♦

MONDAY ONGOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • 2pm – FAMILY MOVIE: See a movie at the Berkshire Athenaeum! There’s a new movie every week, but they all are related to the library’s summer reading program. “One World, Many Stories.” 1 Wendell Avenue. 413-449-9480. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 3-5pm – LEGOS: Kids can participate in Lego BrickWars, the game that combines Lego building with a fantasy land of chaos and destruction.  Open to kids ages 7-10.  Materials provided.  20 West Street.  413-587-1011.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE) 
  • 5-6pm – HULA HOOPING: Learn to hula hoop at the Greenfield Energy Park with Shenandoah of Alotta Hooplah!  20 Sanderson Street.  Greenfield, MA.  (DONATION) ♦
  • 6-10pm – GAME NIGHT: Head to Owl and Raven for a night of games of all kinds!  Pick from the space’s selection or bring a game to share.  2 Conz Street (Maplewood Shops).  413-341-3581.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)  ♦
  • 7:30pm – GHOST TOUR: Explore The Mount… in the creepiest way possible!  The tour takes visitors through the most haunted parts of the mansion- you’re sure to be scared.  Reservations suggested, as tours frequently sell out in advance.  2 Plunkett Street.  413-551-5111.  Lenox, MA.  ($)  ♦

Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2011

“Another way I love spending the day in Western MA is spending the day at Look Park (Florence)! It never gets old no matter how many times we go! My kids find the same amount of joy playing on the playground, visiting the animals, and taking a ride on the train. If it’s a Tuesday we might even go to one of the awesome summer performances they offer. Afterwards, a trip to the Tuesday Market (Northampton) and burritos from Bueno y Sano (Northampton) rounds out a great day!” - Kristy Dyer (Hatfield, MA)

10am – KNITTING: Kids learning to knit? Have a project your working on? Join other knitters at the Dickinson Memorial Library. Bring any portable craft, knitting, crochet or embroidery project and share tips and techniques with other knitters. An intergenerational opportunity for kids who are interested in these projects who need guidance on a project they’ve started or need to finish.  413-498-2455 115 Main St. Northfield, MA (FREE)

10am, 1pm & 6:30pm – FAMILY THEATER: The Majestic Theater presents “Stuart Little”- a big show about a little mouse!  413-747-7797.  131 Elm Street.  West Springfield, MA.  ($)

10:30-11:30am – TIBETAN CRAFTS: Make your own Tibetan Peace Flags at the Mason Library, and learn all about their cultural signifigance!  413-528-2403.  231 Main Street.  Great Barrington, MA.  (FREE)

1pm – FAMILY PERFORMANCE: Tony Vacca performs percussion, spoken word, and rhythm poetry live at the Springfield Museums this afternoon!  800-625-7738.  21 Edwards Street.  Springfield, MA.  (FREE with museum admission)

2pm – MUSIC FESTIVAL: Today is Tanglewood on Parade, the venue’s annual day of musical activities!  There will be live music throughout the day, with the event ending with the 1812 overture.  Alongside performances there will also be fun children’s activities such as an instrument playground, a magician, stargazing via telescope (after dark), and free tours of Tanglewood!  413-637-1600.  297 West Street.  Lenox, MA.  ($$)

2-3pm – GEOGRAPHY ADVENTURES: Magician Debbie O’Carroll will be at Forbes Library this afternoon to do a magical and theatrical performance about international geography!  Kids will learn all about the globe.  413-587-1011.  20 West Street.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

2-5pm – PAPER MAKING: Learn to make your own paper, just as the ancient Egyptians crafted papyrus!  This is a two day activity held at the Orange Library- on Thursday, the paper will be done and participants will use it to create artwork!  Registration required. 978-575-0444.  172 Athol Road.  Orange, MA.  (FREE)

6:30pm – MUMMIES: Learn all about mummies tonight at Dickinson Library with an illustrated presentation on mummification!  413-498-2455.  115 Main Street.  Northfield, MA.  (FREE)

TUESDAY ONGOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • 10am – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: Take your kids to Look Park for a performance as part of the Franklin King III Children’s Entertainment Series at the Pines Theater! New performers every week. 300 North Main Street. 413-584-5457. Florence, MA. (<$) ♦
  • 10am-12noon – ART: Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum for Sketch Club, a time when kids ages 7+ can experiment drawing, painting, and more! Class is outdoors, so please dress appropriately. 9 Route 183. 413-298-4100. Stockbridge, MA. (<$) ♦
  • 10:30-11:30am – SCIENCE: Hands-on learning time about natural science at Kidleidescope, the Great Falls Discover Center’s weekly children’s learning program! There is a new theme each week. 2 Avenue A. 413-863-3221. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 2:15pm – MOVIE: Baby-friendly movie screening at the Amherst Cinema. Amherst, MA ($) ♦
  • 6pm – LAWN CONCERT: Visit The Clark for a free lawn concert! There will be different live music every week, and there will be barbecue available for purchase! 225 South Street. 413-458-2303. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)
  • 7-8pm – LAWN CONCERT: The Greenfield Energy Band performs broadway hits live at the Greenfield Energy Park tonight! 20 Sanderson Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE) ♦

TUESDAY SUMMER PLAYGROUPS

  • 9:30-11:30am – PLAYGROUP: The Northampton Parents’ Center’s playgroup will take place at the playground at Bridge Street School! 2 Parsons Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10am – PLAYGROUP: The Easthampton Family Center’s summer playgroup will take place today at Nonotuck Park! In case of rain, playgroup will be moved inside to the Flywheel. 30 Lownds Avenue. 413-529-1440. Easthampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10-11am – PLAYGROUP: Childcare of the Berkshires’ Tuesday Preschool Group is a playground safari during the summer months! Children ages 2 ½ -5 are welcome to join in the fun, and the group will meet at a different local playground each week. Call the Family Resource Center to find out where this week’s meeting is. 413-664-4821. North Adama, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10am – PLAYGROUP: It’s Toddler Time at the North Adams Public Library! Bring your little ones for stories and playtime. 74 Church Street. 413-662-3133. North Adams, MA. (FREE) ♦

TUESDAY SUMMER STORYHOURS

  • 10-11am – STORYTIME: Take pre-k kids to preschool story hour at the Greenfield Public Library! There will be stories, songs, and craft time. 402 Main Street. 413-772-1544. Greenfield, MA (FREE) ♦
  • 11-11:30am – STORYTIME: Toddler Story Time for kids 2-3yo at the Lenox Library. Sing songs, finger plays and listen to stories. Play time follows the story half hour. 413-637-0197 x105 Lenox, MA (FREE)♦

Wednesday, Aug 3rd, 2011

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10am, 1pm & 6pm – FAMILY THEATER: The Majestic Theater presents “Stuart Little”- a big show about a little mouse!  413-747-7797.  131 Elm Street.  West Springfield, MA.  ($)

10:30am – FAMILY THEATER: Paintbox Theater presents “The Sword in the Stone”- a show just for kids!  The show takes place at Smith College’s Mendenhall Performing Arts Center.  413-587-3933.  Green Street.  Northampton, MA.  ($)

11am – STORYTIME: Author Ellen Erwin will be at the Odyssey Bookshop this morning to read her book Sky Dancing!  There will be an activity following the story.  413-534-7307.  9 College Street. South Hadley, MA.  (FREE)

12noon -2pm – GAME DAY: It’s Games Day at the Amherst Survival Center!  There will be fun outdoor games for kids of all ages, and lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30.  413-549-3968.  1200 North Pleasant Street.  Amherst, MA.  (FREE)

1pm – YO-YOS: The Yo-Yo People will perform a show full of stunts this afternoon at the Springfield Museums!  See tricks old and new.  800-625-7138.  21 Edwards Street.  Springfield, MA  (FREE with museum admission)

6-7pm – STORYTIME: Storytime at the Williston Library today is run by teens who visit the library!  Hear the favorite stories of some of the commuity’s teens.  413-527-1031.  9 Park Street.  Easthampton, MA.  (FREE)

6:30-8pm – COMMUNITY SIGN:  Penny Shultz leads a community sing (followed by a potluck supper) at Earthdance. Songs from South Africa, Israeli peace songs, rounds, gospel, a cappella in 3-4 parts. Packard Road. Plainfield, MA (FREE)

7pm – SKILLSHARE: Owl and Raven’s community skillshare tonight features mending and sewing!  Simply bring something with you that needs mending and you’ll learn how to fix it.  413-341-3581.  2 Conz Street #42.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

7pm – FAMILY IMPROV: The Majestic Theater’s weekly improv night is tonight!  The show is family-friendly and fun for all- it’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?”-style, and audience participation is important!  413-747-7797.  131 Elm Street.  West Springfield, MA.  (<$)

7pm – INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Hear a presentation on life in Costa Rica from high school student Hannah Weiss, who recently returned from a semester abroad!  Hannah learned Spanish and experienced Costa Rican culture firsthand while living with a host family.  If you (or your kids) are interested in studying or traveling to Central America, or if you just want to learn more about Costa Rice, don’t miss this opportunity!  Takes place at the Westhampton Public Library.  413-527-5386.  3 South Road.  Westhampton, MA.  (FREE)

WEDNESDAY ONGOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: It’s Half-Price Wednesday at Look Park! Save on all of the park’s fun family attractions, like the bumper boats, train, and mini golf! 300 North Main Street. 413-584-5487. Florence, MA. (<$)
  • 10-11:30am- ROLLERSKATING: Rollerskate with Tiny Tot Romp, Stop, ‘n’ Roll Skate and Play at Interskate 91 North (Hampshire Mall). Strollers welcome. Parent’s don’t have to wear skates. For Ages 6 & under. 413-586-2737 Hadley, MA (>$) ♦
  • 10:30am – HISTORY: Go on a tour of Hancock Shaker Village and learn what life was like for a young shaker! Young visitors can dress as a shaker child would have and can learn everything from what their responsibilities were at home to where they went to school! 1843 West Housatonic Street. 413-443-0188. Pittsfield, MA. ($) ♦
  • 1pm – MOVIE: Baby-friendly movie screening at the Pleasant Street Theater. Northampton, MA ($) ♦
  • 4-6pm – KIDS’ MARKET: Kids’ Market happens every Wednesday in the Summer in the parking lot outside of the Ashfield Hardware Store. Stop in and support these young entrepreneurs. Main St. Ashfield, MA (FREE)
  • 4:30pm – YO-YO: Yo-Yo School at A2Z. Come visit yo-yo school and learn to yo-yo for free with A2Z. Northampton, MA (FREE)♦
  • 6-8pm – OUTDOOR CONCERT: Live music tonight at Burband Park on Lake Onota! Lakeway Drive. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 6:30-8:30 – OUTDOOR CONCERT: Visit Heritage State Park for an evening of live music! BYO seating. 221 Appleton Street. 413-322-5260. Holyoke, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7-8pm – OUTDOOR CONCERT: Visit Lilac Park for live outdoor music! Bring your own seating, and maybe even a picnic! Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7-9pm – SKILL SHARE: Visit Owl and Raven for a night of community skillsharing! There’s a new skill every week- check their website or call to find out! 2 Conz Street (Maplewood Shops). 413-341-3581. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7-8:30pm – OUTDOOR CONCERT: See live music on the shore of Windsor Lake! George Fairs Way. North Adams, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7:30pm – CONCERT: It’s Watermelon Wednesday at the West Whately Chapel! See performers from different genres every week. Conway and Williamsburg Roads. Whately, MA. ($$)

WEDNESDAY SUMMER PLAYGROUPS

  • 9:30-11:30am – PLAYGROUP: Informal playgroup at the Cummington Family Center at the Community House (rear) on Main St. Playgroups move to Pentigill Park in July (behind firehouse). Cummington, MA (FREE)

WEDNESDAY SUMMER STORYHOURS

  • 10am – STORYTIME: Preschool Storytime at the North Adams Public Library! 74 Church Street. 413-662-3133. North Adams, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10:30am – STORYTIME: Featured books, crafts and visitors for preK kids at the Leverett Library, lead by Georgie Schmid. 413-548-9220 75 Montague Rd. Leverett, MA (FREE)♦
  • 10-11am – STORYTIME: Head to the Greenfield Public Library for Sunshine Storytime, which includes stories, songs, and playtime! 402 Main Street. 413-772-1544. Greenfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 11am – STORYTIME: Visit the Odyssey Bookshop for storytime! Picture books new and old will be read, and the stories will be followed by an activity. 9 College Street. 413-534-7307. South Hadley, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 4-5pm – STORYTIME: Head to the North Amherst Library for preschool storytime! 8 Montague Road. 413-259-3099. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦

Thursday, Aug 4th, 2011

“Hilltown Families is a great resource in planning family activities! Without fail, I can always find a listing for a great family event!” - Carol Crosier (Pittsfield, MA)

10:30am – FAMILY THEATER: Paintbox Theater presents “The Sword in the Stone”- a show just for kids!  The show takes place at Smith College’s Mendenhall Performing Arts Center.  413-587-3933.  Green Street.  Northampton, MA.  ($)

10:30-11:30am – CRAFTS: Make a tiger mask at the Mason Library, and learn about tiger conservation while you work!  413-528-2403.  231 Main Street.  Great Barrington, MA.  (FREE)

11am – CRAFTS: Do some Australia-themed crafts at the Lenox Library this morning!  Learn about another culture while creating your own unique works of art.  413-637-0197.  18 Main Street.  Lenox, MA.  (FREE)

11am – FAMILY THEATER: Rapunzel, Rapunzel- see a show today!  Berkshire Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel, the classic tale based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, at the Berkshire Museum.  413-443-7171.  39 South Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  (FREE with museum admission)

1-5pm – FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: Exercise your creativity at the Art Garden this afternoon!  They’re hosting an art-making workshop for families in order to gather art for an exhibit of work created by children.  413-625-2782.  14 Depot Street.  Shelburne Falls, MA.  (FREE)

2pm – ORIGAMI: Visit the Odyssey Bookshop for an afternoon of origami and paper airplanes!  Learn all about the art of paper folding and create animals, flowers, and more!  413-534-7307.  9 College Street.  South Hadley, MA.  (FREE)

2-4pm – ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Enjoy ice cream and local seasonal fruits with the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation at Sheep Hill, the group’s headquarters.  The location is a former dairy farm with meadows, nature trails, and barns.  413-458-2494.  271 Cold Spring Road.  Williamtown, MA.  (<$)

5pm – AGRICULTURE FAIR: The Adams Agricultural Fair begins today!  This evening’s special event is the battle of the bands!  The fair takes place at Bowe Field.  Old Columbia Street.  Adams, MA.  ($)

6:30pm – AUSTRALIAN CULTURE: Learn about the diggeridoo, an instrument from Australia!  Where does it come from?  What does it sound like?  Why is it important?  Learn all of this and more!  413-637-0197.  18 Main Street.  Lenox, MA.  (FREE)

7pm – LAWN CONCERT: Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem are performing tonight at the Westhampton Public Library!  The concert will take place outdoors, in the field behind the new library building.  Families are encouraged to bring picnic dinners!  413-527-5903.  1 South Road.  Westhampton, MA.  ($)

7:45pm – TEEN: The Lenox Library hosts an Aussie funk jam workshop for teens!  413-637-0197.  18 Main Street.  Lenox, MA.  (FREE)

THURSDAY ONGOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • 10:30am – HISTORY: Go on a tour of Hancock Shaker Village and learn what life was like for a young shaker! Young visitors can dress as a shaker child would have and can learn everything from what their responsibilities were at home to where they went to school! 1843 West Housatonic Street. 413-443-0188. Pittsfield, MA. ($) ♦
  • 1pm – LEGOS: Join the Lilly Library’s Lego Building Club! Spend time with other Lego enthusiasts and build some great structures. 19 Meadow Street. 413-587-1500. Florence, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 6:30-8pm – LAWN CONCERT: Hear some fun live music on the lawn at the Florence Civic Center as part of the Thursday Night Music on the Porch series! Meadow and North Main Streets. 413-584-7891. Florence, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 6:30-8pm – LAWN CONCERT: Enjoy live music on the South Hadley town common! New and different music each week. Routes 47 and 116. South Hadley, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7pm – LAWN CONCERT: Visit Angel Park for some calm, relaxing live music! Williamsburg, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7-8pm – LAWN CONCERT: Hear live music on the patio at the Leverett Public Library! 75 Montague Road. 413-548-9220. Leverett, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 8pm – PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Sing some chanteys and bar songs at the Brewmaster’s Tavern- and order some delicious food and drinks while you sing! 4 Main Street. 413-268-7741. Williamsburg, MA. (FREE)♦

THURSDAY SUMMER PLAYGROUPS

  • 9:30-11:30am – PLAYGROUP: Visit Look Park for the Northampton Parents’ Center’s informal playgroup! Meet at the playground for casual playtime. 300 North Main Street. Florence, MA. (FREE) ♦

THURSDAY SUMMER STORYHOURS

  • 10-11am – STORYTIME: Head to the Greenfield Public Library for Sunshine Storytime, which includes stories, songs, and playtime! 402 Main Street. 413-772-1544. Greenfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10:30am – STORYTIME: Head to the Jones Library for preschool storytime! 43 Amity Street. 413-259-3090. Amherst, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 11-11:45am – PREK STORY/CRAFT: Kids ages three to five can come to the Lenox Library Association for stories, songs and follow-along activities followed by a craft related to the story. 413-637-0197 x105 Lenox, MA (FREE) ♦
  • 6:30pm – STORYTIME: Visit the North Adams Public Library for evening youth storytime and crafts! 74 Church Street. 413-662-3133. North Adams, MA. ♦

Friday, Aug 5th, 2011

“My favorite day in Western MA with my family (summer) starts with an early morning trip to Brad’s in Greenfield for a tasty and inexpensive breakfast, then off to our town library to stock up on books for us all to read during the week, followed by a trip to the farmers’ market for fresh, local food to fill our fridge and our bellies, capped off by a trip to Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton for ice cream (they have dairy-free for my son and myself, AND sugar-free for my husband – perfect!). We might even dip our toes in a river (like the Deerfield or the Green River) to beat the heat, or catch some music and coffee.” - Regan Hall

Free Fun Friday! Enjoy free Admission to the following Massachusetts museums:

10am-1pm – MOMS AND BABIES: WIC’s annual Mother-Baby Bonding Event is today at Whitney’s Farm!  There will be local organizations on hand to provide information for children and families, as well as a petting zoo, playground, performance from David Grover, and raffles and giveaways!  413-663-3012.  Route 8.  Cheshire, MA.  (FREE)

10:30am – FAMILY THEATER: Paintbox Theater presents “The Sword in the Stone”- a show just for kids!  The show takes place at Smith College’s Mendenhall Performing Arts Center.  413-587-3933.  Green Street.  Northampton, MA.  ($)

11am – FAMILY THEATER: Rapunzel, Rapunzel- see a show today!  Berkshire Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel, the classic tale based on a Grimm’s fairy tale, at the Berkshire Museum.  413-443-7171.  39 South Street.  Pittsfield, MA.  (FREE with museum admission)

5pm – AGRICULTURE FAIR: The Littleville Fair celebrates its 90th anniversary this year!  There will be games, vendors (craft and commercial), food (including celebratory 90 cent hot dogs), live music, animals, and much more!  Today’s special events include oxen draws, an illusion show, and a baked bean dinner!  413-667-3193.  East River Road.  Chester, MA.  ($)

5pm – AGRICULTURE FAIR: The Adams Agricultural Fair begins today!  This evening’s events include a knife thrower, the street legal cruise-in, and PBJ dance music!  The fair takes place at Bowe Field.  Old Columbia Street.  Adams, MA.  ($)

5-7pm – COMMUNITY DINNER: The Becket Federated Church offers a free community dinner on the first Friday of every month- have some food and socialize with neighbors!  413-623-5217.  3381 Main Street.  Becket, MA.  (FREE)

6pm – BASEBALL: Can’t get your family to New York or Boston to see a baseball game in person?  Do the next best thing!  Watch the Red Sox play the Yankees on the big screen at the Sunderland Public Library!  There will be fun activities beginning at 6, and the first pitch of the game will be at 7:10.  Bring a blanket or a chair- the game will be shown outside. 413-665-2642.  20 School Street.  Sunderland, MA.  (FREE)

7-8:30- BATS: Bats – the only flying mammal- are very misunderstood creatures- visit the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary to learn all about them!  The event begins indoors and moved outside, please wear pants, long sleeves, and a hat.  413-637-0320.  472 West Mountain Road. Lenox, MA (<$)

8pm – FILM: Screening of “The Great Waldo Pepper,” classic flying film with Robert Redford and Susan Sarandon, at the North Adams Airport in on airplane hanger. There will be planes on display, balsa wood gliders handed out, cookout, beverages.  Bring your own chair. 413-662-2111 North Adams, MA ($)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT

  • 8pm – THEATER: Double Edged Theater presents Homer’s Odyssey, paired with scenery created with lithograph illustrations by Chagall.  The show moves through the fields, gardens, and waterways of the theater’s farm center- a true journey!  866-811-4111.  948 Conway Road.  Ashfield, MA.  ($$)

FRIDAY ONGOING SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • 9am – MUSIC EDUCATION: Hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Friday morning rehearsal at Tanglewood! Reserved seating is available for families, teachers, homeschoolers, youth groups, parents, musicians, etc.. Along with the rehearsal, there will be a music presentation and demonstration, as well as tours of Tanglewood. Pre-reg by emailing Darlene White at dwhite@bso.org. West Hawthorne Road. Lenox, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Bring pre-schoolers to the Berkshire Athenaeum to see a movie related to the library’s summer reading program theme, “One World, Many Stories.” 1 Wendell Avenue. 413-449-9480. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10am – TYKE HIKE: Family hike for families with kids ages 8yo and under at Mount Greylock State Reservation. Hike and story time. Wear appropriate footwear and clotheS. Bring snack and water. Meet at visitor center. 30 Rockwell Rd. 413-499-4262 Lanesborough, MA (FREE)♦
  • 10-11am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Join Owl and Raven for Talon Team, an hour-long adventure during which attendees will learn about ancient living that are still useful today and help us be more connected to the Earth. 2 Conz Street (Maplewood Shops). 413-341-3581. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10-11am – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: Head to Stanley Park for a performance just for kids! New performers and themes each week. 400 Western Avenue. 413-568-9312. Westfield, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 10:30am – HISTORY: Go on a tour of Hancock Shaker Village and learn what life was like for a young shaker! Young visitors can dress as a shaker child would have and can learn everything from what their responsibilities were at home to where they went to school! 1843 West Housatonic Street. 413-443-0188. Pittsfield, MA. ($) ♦
  • 5:30pm – CRUISE NIGHT: It’s Cruise Night at Buttery Brook Park! See some great antique cars, hear live DJ music, get some dinner, and meet some animals and do craft projects in the kids area! Route 33. South Hadley, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 1pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: Visit the Berkshire Museum for a special tour of the exhibit, “Geckos: Tails to Toepads.” The exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about geckos- and it fits nicely into PBS’s All About Lizards lesson plan. (Keep your kids learning all summer!). 39 South Street. 413-443-7171. Pittsfield, MA. ($) ♦
  • 6-8pm – POTLUCK: Bring your favorite dish to the community potluck at Owl and Raven! Bring your own dishes, too, if possible, in order to cut back on waste! 2 Conz Street (Maplewood Shops). 413-341-3581. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 7pm – CONCERT: Hear live classical music as part of the Mohawk Trail Concerts summer music series at the Federated Church of Charlemont! New performers each week. Mohawk Trail. 413-625-9511. Charlemont, MA. ($$) ♦
  • 8-10pm – FAMILY MOVIE: It’s movie night at Owl and Raven! See a family-friendly movie and enjoy tasty refreshments! 2 Conz Street (Maplewood Shops). 413-341-3581. Northampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • Dusk – CITIZEN SCIENCE: Help the Museum of Science, the Department of Conservation, and the Berkshire Museum determine whether fireflies are disappearing by counting fireflies at Mt. Greylock State Reservation. Counting takes roughly 15 minutes- BYO stopwatch and flashlight. 30 Rockwell Road. Lanesborough, MA. ♦

FRIDAY SUMMER PLAYGROUPS

  • 10am – PLAYGROUP: The Easthampton Family Center’s summer playgroup will take place today at Nonotuck Park! In case of rain, playgroup will be moved inside to the Flywheel. 30 Lownds Avenue. 413-529-1440. Easthampton, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 2-4pm – PLAYGROUP: Homeschoolers are invited to a playgroup at the Worthington Town Hall! Bring an activity to share and get ready for fun! Route 112. Call to confirm: 413-238-4424. Worthington, MA. (FREE)

FRIDAY SUMMER STORYHOURS

  • 10am – STORYTIME: Take little ones to pre-school storycraft time at the Stockbridge Library! 46 Main Street. 413-298-5501. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)
  • 10:30-11:30am – STORYTIME: Great Falls Discover Center hosts a story hour for kids 3-6yo. Held the 4th Friday of every month. 413-863-3221 2 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA (FREE)
  • 10:30am – STORYTIME: The Milne Public Library hosts story time for twos! The program lasts between 20 and 30 minutes (just right for little ones) and consists of stories, fingerplay, and music! 1095 Main Street. 413-458-5369. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)
  • 10:30am-12noon – STORYTIME: Pre-school storytime at the Lilly Library! Children 2 ½ and up (and their parents) and invited! 19 Meadow Street. 413-587-1500. Florence, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 11am – STORYTIME: Visit the Sunderland Public Library for preschool storytime! Ages 3-5 are invited to attend. Stories will be accompanied by crafts! 20 School Street. 413-665-2642. Sunderland, MA. (FREE) ♦
  • 11am-12noon – STORYTIME: Mother Goose on the Loose lap-sit storyhour is this morning at the Greenfield Public Library! Kids under 3 and their parent(s) are invited to an interactive storytime that includes fun rhymes and songs to learn. 402 Main Street. 413-772-1544. Greenfield, MA. (FREE) ♦

FRIDAY SUPPORT GROUPS

  • 6:30-8:30pm – POSTPARTUM: GROW (Gathered Resources of Women) holds a postpartum support group for mothers looking for a safe a confidential space in which to discuss their experiences. Held at the Readfield House Community Room. 48 Elizabeth Street. Pittsfield, MA. (DONATION) ♦

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