Weekly Suggested Events for May 29-June 4, 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 weekly Suggested Events list 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!
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Featured Events, Resources, & Opportunities
The Campus School in Northampton, MA, is pleased to announce that due to a growth in enrollment, they will be adding a second kindergarten class for the 2021-22 school year. Limited spaces are available and applications will be accepted on a space available basis. What can a 5-year old learn on a college campus? Click here to learn more about the Campus School’s partnership with Smith College! Request information here or schedule a tour with the director of admission and financial aid by emailing Maureen Litwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th Annual Will Bike 4 Food
The 11th Annual Will Bike 4 Food brings us safely back together on Sept 26, along with a new way to participate in the months leading up to this fun & meaningful cycling event. Help raise funds for The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to support our neighbors in need for Hunger Action Month. To get an early start, on June 26, join the Ride & Seek Community Challenge, which will direct you to local businesses along bikeable trails & roads in pursuit of a chance to win prizes. Visit www.WillBike4Food.org for more details, register as an individual/team, or sign-up to volunteer. Proceeds go to The Food Bank to provide healthy & nutritious meals to families & individuals facing hunger. For inquiries, email Cheyenne: email@example.com.
FEATURED SUMMER PROGRAM
Community Music School of Springfield Music Lessons
Come play with CMSS this summer! CMSS offers high-quality music instruction for students of all ages and levels, and their summer session features flexible scheduling and a choice of online or hybrid learning. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned musician, CMSS takes the time to match you with a teacher who will connect with you while helping you accomplish your personal musical goals. Offering instruction in over 30 instruments and voice, their registration team can help you decide whether to rent or purchase your instrument. Getting started is easy – your summer music lesson is just a click or phone call away!
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List of Weekly Suggested Events
SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021
SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021
MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021
Tues., June 1 @ 7pm. Guided Tour of the Alamo (Virtual)
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Tues., June 1 @ 7pm. Workshop: An Introduction to Working with Essential Oils (Virtual)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2021
Wed., June 2 @ 6:30pm. Take a look at the tale of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by author Roald Dahl, examine the characters and their vices, and then use these devices to create a wonderfully magical tale of motivation, inspiration, and imagination. (Virtual)
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021
Thurs., June 3 @ 12pm. The Stockbridge Library invites all home chefs and budding culinarians to join them for a virtual cookbook club meeting. This month’s featured book is When Pies Fly: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes by Cathy Barrow. (Virtual)
Thurs., June 3 @ 4pm. Ever wonder what life is like for an elephant? What do they eat? Where do they sleep? How do they play? The Endangered Ark Foundation will take you on an up close and personal journey to explore the habitat and lifestyle of these beloved giants. (Virtual)
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021
Fri., June 4 @ 4-5:30pm. Grow Food Northampton presents a workshop in their Giving Garden: “Pick & Preserve: Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.” (Florence, MA)
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, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont/Hawley, Chester, Chesterfield, Chicopee, Colrain, Dalton, Deerfield, Easthampton, Gill, Goshen, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Heath, Holyoke, Huntington, Leyden, Montgomery, Mt. Washington, New Salem, Northern Berkshire, Northfield, Palmer, Pelham, Plainfield, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, South Hadley, Southampton, Springfield, Tolland, Tyringham, Windsor, and Worthington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.