Weekly Suggested Events for July 24-30, 2021
Are you looking for things to do in western Massachusetts? Seeking place-based learning ideas? 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 fun events for all ages, each week!
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COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING IDEAS
Featured Events, Resources, & Opportunities
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FEATURED MIDDLE SCHOOL
Four Winds School
Four Winds School in Gill, MA, is currently accepting applications for the fall from 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. The Four Winds curriculum provides a balance between focused training in basic academic skills and the freedom for students to explore their interests. Teacher and student work together to design an individualized academic program based on these evaluations and the student’s learning style. More info: fourwindsschool.info
“Four Winds isn’t a school for exceptional children. It is an exceptional school for children. [We] couldn’t be happier with our experience at Four Winds.” -Lili Dwight, parent
Prelude Preschool of the Arts
Prelude Preschool of the Arts in Springfield, MA invites your family to participate in FREE preschool fun this summer! Join them for one of their interactive virtual storytimes in July, or come on down to their outdoor events featuring instrument-making and music-playing fun for the whole family. Prelude Preschool is now enrolling children ages 2.9 – 5 years for full-day programming, featuring specialized classes taught by expert musicians and artists in early childhood music, dance, yoga, Suzuki violin, bucket drumming, and visual art. Playful exploration, flexible before and after care, and arts-centered family nights are hallmarks of the Prelude program. Learn more or register for a free summer event at communitymusicschool.com/prelude.
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List of Weekly Suggested Events
SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021
SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021
MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
Mon., Jul 26 @ 9am-8pm. With many hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley, take a self-guided geology walking tour at Skinner State Park. 413-586-0350. 10 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley, MA.
TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021
Tues., Jul 27 @ 5:30pm
Bleach Tie Dying with the Hubbard Memorial Library. Virtual.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021
Fresh fruit from your local market, farmers’ market, CSA, and co-ops are waiting to be made into delicious summer pastries!
Pick up local cucumbers & ingredients from The Old Creamery to make a batch of your very own pickles!
FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021
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, Hinsdale/Peru, 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.