Weekly Suggested Events for June 5-11, 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 IDEAS
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 email@example.com.
Whole Children is pleased to offer a Virtual & In Person Summer Program for school age kids. The 7-week program will be offered Monday through Saturday, July 6-August 21. We are excited to offer a full roster of virtual classes and a selection of in person classes, including photography, theater, Joyful Chorus, Friendship Band and more! Price: $150 for 7 weeks of unlimited classes! https://bit.ly/3fOLWXd or call 413-585-8010. Whole Selves is also offering two clinics this summer, including a focus on Puberty and Social Media. Price: $350 for non-Whole Children members or $100 for current registered Whole Children members. Register here: https://bit.ly/3paygtO
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
FEATURED SUMMER CAMP
Edge Soccer Academy Summer Camp
Holyoke & Wilbraham, MA
Edge Soccer Academy Summer Camp 1 June 28th – July 2nd, 2021 Full Day Option (8-15 yr olds): Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm; Friday, 9am-12pm $250 Half Day Option (5-8 yr olds): Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm $150 Location: Roberts Field (Holyoke High School Turf Field) 500 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 Edge Soccer Academy Summer Camp 2 July 26th – 30th, 2021 Full Day Option (8-15 yr olds): Monday-Thursday: 9am-4pm; Friday, 9am-12pm $250 Half Day Option (5-8 yr olds): Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm $150 Location: Spec Pond (Wilbraham, MA) 45C Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095
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List of Weekly Suggested Events
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021
SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021
Sun. Jun 6 @ 12:30pm. Learn to Spin with Wool-ology. From beginner to someone who needs a review, this is the class for you. Some of the things covered besides spinning will be learning how to take care of your wheel, picking out fleeces, plying, carding, and much more. Wool-ology. 413-350-5158. 242A Greenfield Rd. South Deerfield, MA.
Sun. Jun 6 @ 4pm. Summer Evening Strolls: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield at Historic Deerfield exploring the Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield. Hear how the village was transformed into a vital and vibrant community of artists, writers, weavers, and craftspeople at Historic Deerfield. 413-774-5581. 84 Old Main St, Deerfield, MA.
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021
Mon., Jun 7 @ 9-11am
Exploring Northampton with a walking tour led by Laurie Sanders. Take a walk along the shoreline of glacial lake Hitchcock and see plants that 12,000 years later are influenced by our region’s glacial history.
Historic Northampton. 413-584-6011. 46 Bridge Street. Northampton, MA.
Mon., Jun 7 @ 9:30am. Every Monday, the Du Bois Center hosts an informal gathering known as Breakfast with Du Bois of students, faculty, UMass staff, and community members reading a different text by or about Du Bois. An informal discussion follows the reading. A great way to learn more about the life and legacy of Du Bois and how his work relates to our own time. (Virtual)
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021
Tues., Jun 8 @ 5:30pm. An Introduction to Observing and Identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies, geared for the beginner but will be a good refresher for more experienced observers. The program will begin with a discussion on the origins and life history of the dragons and damsels, followed by hints on where to find them. (Virtual)
Tues., Jun 8 @ 6pm. Join Chef Susan Maddox as she prepares tasty Polish dishes. In this program, guests will learn that using a recipe with only a few ingredients but using them properly provides incredible flavors. She will offer excellent culinary methods and techniques for making time in the kitchen fun and efficient. Hosted by the Chicopee Public Library. (Virtual)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021
Thurs., Jun 10 @ 7pm.
Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban musicians. The Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader will showcase his new work Standing by the Crossroads with his six-piece jazz ensemble, the Jass Syncopators. (Virtual)
Thurs., Jun 10 @ 7pm.
Workshop: Mysteries of Mushrooms, an introduction to the fascinating aspects of the kingdom of fungi. Survey their life cycles, build a basic understanding of cultivation processes in this workshop, and touch on many mushroom species’ nutritional and medicinal qualities. Hosted by River Valley Co-Op (Virtual)
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021
Fri., Jun 11 @ 9:30am-4:30pm.
Learn about the Native American practice of planting corn, beans, and squash together at the Native American Three Sisters Garden at Historic Deerfield. 413-774-5581. 84 Old Main St, Deerfield, MA.
Fri., Jun 11 @ 10am-4pm. Inspired by the exhibition On the Move with Eric Carle, create a transportation network and explore paper in three dimensions. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. 413-559-6300. 125 W Bay Rd, Amherst, 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.