Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 18th & 19th, 2014

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!


As Hilltown Families enters its ninth year, celebrate the past eight with us by voting for Hilltown Families as Best Blog in the Valley Advocate’s Best of the Valley Readers’ Poll for 2014! Best Blog is listed under the “Information Age” category.  Deadline to cast your votes is Feb 12th by 12noon. Participants must vote for a total of 10 local favorites… how about some of our sponsors Here’s the link to vote:

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 18th-24th, 2014 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including:

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 23 Community Highlights: California Gold Rush to Garland Dancing. Spirituals to Spoken Word., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: January 2014, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.

January 18th-24th, 2014


HistoryCultural StudiesOutdoor AdventuresArts & CraftsAnimal StudiesMartin Luther King, Jr.Civic EngagementSTEMParent Workshops


Visit the Hilltown Families Facebook page and Twitter stream for more news and information!


  1. HFVS Guest DJ, Dean Jones Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)
  2. 5 Ways Springfield Shaped the Art of Dr. Seuss
  3. Our Daughters: Being Snarky Online
  4. Q&A: Are Parents Less Happy Than Non-Parents?
  5. Helping Older Siblings Adjust to New Baby Sister/Brother


Handmade Valentine Workshop for Families on Friday, Feb. 7th from 4-7pm The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls


Lui Collins' Upside Up Music Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA
Cup & Top in Florence, MA

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