Hilltown Families

Want to learn CSS or HTML? Ready to turn your app idea into a real app? Perhaps you've been wanting to make 3D drawings using SketchUp or itching to learn about...

Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets we’re giving away to Vieux Farka Touré (and band) & Julia Easterlin at the Iron...

For 40 years the UMCA has been leading the way for art and art education, and their exciting exhibitions this fall showcase the talent of dynamic artist Chuck Close, as...

The Smith College Museum of Art has seen a lot of exciting activity this summer, with renovations to the lower level that will be unveiled in October, offering new ways for...

Get your groove on! Hilltown Families & Flywheel are hosting a Saturday Morning Block Party for Kids at Millside Park in Easthampton on August 8! DJ Youthelectronix will DJ a...

The wizardry of the yo-yo is a sight to behold as the laws of physics get stretched to their limits. The Yo-Yo school in Northampton, MA, is fun and educational, as...

Experience, investigate, and explore world-class art and hidden treasures at Amherst College's Mead Art Museum. In July, families can travel the world without ever leaving the area through the Mead’s family...

It's hard to believe it is almost here: June 21st, the longest day, the shortest night. Summer Solstice. That in itself means there is a lot to celebrate and enjoy. It's...

Learning about our local history through the lens of silk can help shed some light on understanding our regions industrial past, how local architecture relates to this past, and help us...

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in the Pioneer Valley for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!...

This month in "Museum Adventures: Highlights from Western MA Museum Educators," Maureen Turner shares highlights from the Yiddish Book Center. Visitors to the Center don’t need to be able to...

Classic films come to big screen this summer with Cinema Northampton! Made possible by a collaboration by many local organizations, the film series brings old favorites to an outdoor screen...

Families can explore local connections to important moments in national history by participating in walking tours of Florence, offered by the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee. Held monthly, tours weave stories...

Centuries-old trash has become treasure at Historic Northampton, where the Digging Northampton's History will uncover artifacts from 1700's Northampton. Opportunities for learning about 18th century life, material culture, and archaeology...

True resiliency depends on communities rather than individuals, and Taproot Commons' new folk school style courses promote just that! Tapping into the skills and expertise of the community, the courses teach...

How do you teach empathy to teens? This winter, students of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School of South Hadley, MA, took part in a three week interim course called...

Anytime arts & cultural organizations collaborate the results are likely to be greater than the sum of the equal parts. Museums10 is a powerhouse of creativity in the Western Mass region-...

Feasthampton is an Easthampton volunteer group dedicated to encouraging community-wide projects directed toward local food and environmental resiliency. They are opening a Seed Lending Library where ongoing supply of locally adapted,...

Ready, set, identify! Families can learn about local biodiversity and help to support local environmental education opportunities by participating in the Hitchcock Center for the Environment's 16th annual Biothon - a...

In the early spring, New England history and culture come alive with the arrival of newborn lambs and the shearing of sheep for the production of wool. The wool industry has...

Join the Plainfield Historical Society for five walks and talks exploring and interpreting our forested historical landscape this spring and summer, with the first one taking place this Saturday!

The Town of Amherst is hoping to become the first certified “Bee Friendly” community in Massachusetts! In an effort to assist the declining honey bee population, read on to learn about...

If you missed the Human Library Project when it took place at Williams College this past February, you have another chance to participate on Earth Day, this time in the Pioneer...