Weekly Suggested Events for February 20-26, 2021
Are you looking for things to do in western Massachusetts? Seeking curriculum ideas for remote learning or homeschooling? Are you a self-directed, life-long, and/or experiential learner? Are you curious or wanting to support the interests of your family. Our list of Weekly Suggested Events includes suggested learning ideas, resources, and events for all ages, each week!
Scroll down to discover featured events, learning opportunities, and educational videos to support learning from home. And be sure to subscribe to our free weekly eNewsletter so you never miss out!
100+ SUGGESTED EVENTS: FEBRUARY 20-26, 2021
10 LEARNING RESOURCES
Featured Events, Resources, & Opportunities
Adventure East is a new outdoor adventure company in Western Mass and is developing hiking, biking, paddling experiences for all ages and experience levels. They would love to have your input as they prepare to launch in June. They need 10 minutes of your time to complete their online survey. The information you share will only be used for their product development and will not be shared. To show their appreciation, if you provide them with your email, you will be eligible to win one of five Northampton Gift Cards worth $50 each. The deadline for replying is March 31, 2021. To complete the survey, click here. More info: email@example.com.
Programming on Demand at the Springfield Museums is a new way to experience the Springfield Museums. Programming on Demand, or PODs, are field trips for families, friends, and small groups. Customize a field trip to the Museums for your group of five to 30 people (divided into smaller groups of 10). Children & adults will participate in up to three hour-long curriculum-based school programs. Mix and match science, art, history, and Seuss! Summer camp classes at the Museums will include art, nature, and space explorations for children 5 -12yo. Teens will enjoy drawing, painting, and printmaking. July 12-16; July 19-23; July 26-30. All experiences require a mask & social distancing. Classes will be kept small. For more info, call 413-314-6477.
This February, bring love into your learning! Take 20% off all items in Oak Meadow’s bookstore from February 14-28. Oak Meadow’s K-12 homeschooling curriculum provides a comprehensive educational experience, delivered with imagination and heart. The curriculum includes weekly lesson plans for a full year and can be customized to meet your student’s needs and interests. Purchase complete curriculum packages for K-8 or individuals courses for high school, purchase craft supplies, homeschooling resources, books, and more. Shop February 14-28 at oakmeadowbookstore.com.
The Wild Arts Cafe in Northampton, MA
The Wild Arts Cafe offers 4th-8th graders multi-modal arts classes in six-week sessions, with an emphasis on open-ended creativity. Modalities include visual arts, creative writing, movement, music, photography, and more. On one day, the younger kids might create a spontaneous collage on cereal a box and fill it with story scraps. Or they might paint a life-sized body map and paste personified poetry on top. 7th and 8th graders work with clay while blindfolded–– then use the experience as a prompt to write a story. They also learn Soul Collage™ and Zentangle™ along with the Wild Arts Cafe’s online students at Hogar Irekani Orphanage in Mexico. As one student recently said, “In the Wild Arts classes, my ideas feel free!” For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-588-6898; thewildartscafe.com
The Common School in Amherst, MA
Preschool ♦ Ages 3-12yrs
For more information: 413-256-8989; www.commonschool.org.
Children only get one preschool experience. Experience The Common School. The Common School, serving children ages 3-12 years, has two preschool classrooms for children ages 3-5 years. These classrooms provide strong student/teacher ratios, a diverse and inclusive community, opportunities for experiential learning, a stellar social and emotional curriculum, environmental awareness, play based learning, significant time spent outdoors and many resources, such as an extensive library, music and movement class. Prospective families are invited to meet their teachers and tour their newly renovated facilities, including outdoor learning spaces for extended time outside.
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List of Weekly Suggested Events
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2021
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021
STORYTELLING & TINKERING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Fri., Feb. 26 @ 11am & 2pm
Explore the Layers of the Ocean (Virtual)
Online and in-person events and resources shared above are done so as a courtesy and not as an endorsement. While we do our best to share accurate and up-to-date information, please take the time to confirm information, age appropriateness, registration requirements, safety protocols, and associated costs.
Hilltown Families’ list of Suggested Events is supported in part by grants from the Agawam, Amherst, Charlemont/Hawley, Colrain, Deerfield, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Northfield, Palmer, Plainfield, Windsor, and Worthington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.