Weekly Suggested Events for August 28 – September 3, 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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SUGGESTED EVENTS: AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Featured Events, Resources, & Opportunities
River Valley Co-Op
Northampton & Easthampton, MA
The popular River Valley Co-op Truckload Sale is back! Come stock up and save during this huge sale in the parking lot of their Northampton and Easthampton stores September 3rd–6th. Score big discounts of up to 50% OFF full cases! Save on pantry staples like organic olive oil, canned tuna, and peanut butter, household items such as laundry detergent and hand soap, and frozen items like burritos, pizzas, and local ground beef. The savings continue inside the store with 20% OFF all co-op brand supplements and 10% OFF all wine. Please note that pre-orders are not accepted and sales are only available while supplies last. Sales may not be combined with other discounts, coupons, and promotions.
FEATURED MUSIC CLASSES
Community Music School of Springfield
Experience the joy, creativity, and connection found when making music! Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) is now enrolling for in-person and virtual music lessons, classes, and ensembles for students of all ages and levels. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned musician, CMSS takes the time to match you with a teacher who will help 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 music lesson or class is just a click or phone call away! For more info:
email@example.com; 413-732-8428; communitymusicschool.com.
FEATURED DANCE CLASSES
Great Falls Creative Movement
Turners Falls, MA
Great Falls Creative Movement offers unique dance programming for kids (and sometimes adults!) at their studio, outdoors, and in partnership with schools and constituent-based groups. All dance classes include improvisation, social dance, therapeutic dance, and concert dance practices and support participants’ positive relationship with their own mind/body/spirit, with each other, and with the wider world. Studio and outdoor classes open in September and January, with an open house at the beginning of each session. School residencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council, as well as programs designed for specific groups, are available on an ongoing basis. All programs will comply with CDC guidelines for COVID safety. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org; 413-834-4644; greatfallscreativemovement.com.
FEATURED MUSIC LESSONS
Downtown Sounds Music School
Downtown Sounds Music School provides music education for a wide variety of instruments. They offer online lessons seven days a week for guitar, piano, voice, bass, drums, percussion, ukulele, brass and woodwind instruments, mandolin, and more. Whether students are just starting, looking to expand their abilities, or learning to play a favorite song, their teachers are passionate about working with students of all ages to meet their musical goals! For more information: email@example.com; 413-586-0998; downtownsounds.com.
The Bement School
Bement School Virtual Coffee Hour. Join the admission office for a coffee hour starting September 16. Drop in to ask questions about their program as you begin to consider educational options for your child. Each Thursday morning at 8am, a member of the admission office will be available to talk and share with you what makes Bement an incredible educational opportunity. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom invitation. They are accepting applications for fall 2022. Contact the admission office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register for one of their coffee hours. The Bement School is a co-ed and boarding school for K-9 in Deerfield, MA. www.bement.org
FEATURED DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL
Shelburne Falls, MA
Valley Play School is located in the heart of Shelburne Falls. It is a branch of the Girls Club of Greenfield and offers a variety of full and part time options for parents as well as a variety of subsidies. It operates year round, Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm, with breakfast and snack served daily. Two classrooms serve children 8 months to 6 years. VPS’s methods emphasize low teacher/student ratios and a healthy, enriching environment where children learn through their play and process has more importance than product. Children learn by doing in a supportive, nurturing environment that promotes pro-social behaviors. It provides diverse opportunities for quality interactions, connections and school readiness.
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List of Weekly Suggested Events
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021
MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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, Westhampton, Windsor, and Worthington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.