Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for February 17th & 18th, 2018
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!
Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 17th – 23rd, 2018 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements, Ongoing Story Hours & Playgroups and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.
Also, check our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational, cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.
Hilltown Families is stepping out as National Model and seeks a new Executive Director!
Working towards creating a culture of intentional learning, Sienna Wildfield founded Hilltown Families in 2005 as an innovative approach to education and community-development. We began as a simple email listserv for families living in the rural regions of Massachusetts, and now Hilltown Families serves all four counties of western Massachusetts, sharing tens of thousands of community-based educational events, resources, and opportunities over the years for all generations and all levels of learning.
As Hilltown Families has grown, community organizers and educators in other regions of the country began reaching out to inquire how they too could create a similar network in their communities. Wildfield realized the power a collective of community-based educational networks could have in spearheading a movement towards a culture of intentional learning. While Wildfield’s work has moved to replicate the Hilltown Families model elsewhere, she continues to write for and consult with the staff and board of directors of the local Hilltown Families organization.
Hilltown Families is now seeking a half-time Executive Director to shepherd the next level of growth of the local organization. Further information about the opportunity is available here: hilltownfamilies.wordpress.com/jobs. Please spread the word!
LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS
February 17th – 23rd, 2018
- Suggested Events for February 17th – 23rd, 2018
- Presidents’ Day: Learning through the Lens of the Season
- Literature in Context: A Community-Based Education Guide to Bill Easterling’s Prize in the Snow
- Mardi Gras Episode with Guest DJs, Johnette Downing & Scott Billington (Podcast/Radio Show)
- Valentine’s Day: Learning through the Lens of the Season
- Off the Mat: Aspiring to Reverence and Love
- HFVS African Music Episode with Guest DJ, Jay Sand (Podcast/Radio Show)
- Berkshire Family Fun: February 2018
- Winter Festivals: Learning through the Lens of the Season
FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES
- Springfield Armory: A National Historic Site
- Teaching Your Daughter to be Assertive
- Building A Sharing Creative Community through Artist Trading Cards
- Let Them Grow: Learning Activities for Mud Season
- HFVS Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick (Radio Show/Podcast)
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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARDS
- History Bulletin Board
- Sustainability Bulletin Board
- Theater Bulletin Board
- Visual Art Bulletin Board
- Community Announcements Bulletin Board
- Community Suggested Events
- Community Suggested Camps
- Community Suggested Classes