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From our archived column, "Not Your Grandparents' Shtetl: Exploring Jewish Culture in Western MA," Amy Meltzer shares different symbols and rituals of Rosh Hashanah...

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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HFVS Holidays Around the World Episode with Guest DJs, Katherine Dines & James Coffey

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Ringing in the Year of the Earth Pig! Chinese New Year (also referred to as the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) takes place this year on February 5, 2019.  By...

Gestures of caring and acts of kindness hold a space of sanctuary during shared meals. In this place of refuge, we can fill ourselves with gratitude and appreciation for the gifts...

For some, Memorial Day is a deeply personal holiday, a day for remembering those who have served the people of our country. Participating in Memorial Day celebrations and ceremonies can also...

For some, Memorial Day is a deeply personal holiday, a day for remembering those who have served the people of our country. Participating in these Memorial Day celebrations and ceremonies...

The reemergence of flora and fauna in the outdoor world gives cause for celebration as the months turn warmer and new life abounds. For many, it is a time of celebration...

Veterans Day, a national holiday celebrated every year on November 11th, provides communities with the opportunity to learn about and offer appreciation for the service provided by military veterans. November...

Boxing Day: A Yuletide Tip. While we don't collectively celebrate Boxing Day in the United States, it is celebrated across Europe and in other parts of the world. And even though...

Find out about family holiday events in Western MA with our comprehensive list of non-commercial holiday events!

New Years Eve...a great global unity in celebrating the past joys and the hopeful future. Celebrate with your children this year out in your community. Read on for some great...

After all of the partridges in trees have been delivered and the lords have ceased their leaping, the lucky gift recipient in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has received...

Find out about family holiday events in Western MA! We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week! -- Remember to...

Veterans Day, a national holiday, provides communities with the opportunity to honor and learn about the service provided by former military members. Opportunities for community service to support and honor...

Much less important than Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated in September, Cinco de Mayo serves as a celebration of Mexican heritage in the United States. Families can spend Cinco...

Here is a post from our archives written by Joe Kelly: "Valentine's Day Tips for Dads and Daughters." These tips will help fathers and stepfathers show daughters that they care on...

Chinese New Year 2014 is the year of the Wood Horse, ushered in on January 31st. Take this opportunity to discover the cultural traditions, folk stories and history of the Chinese...

Boxing Day – Drawing inspiration from the holiday's roots, use the day after Christmas to show appreciation & gratitude to those in service positions who your family see regularly...

We're building a comprehensive list of family holiday events happening in Western MA, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Winter Solstice. Arranged according to date, county or type of event,...

Halloween candy can be donated or repurposed for educational and scientific value by donating to members of the military deployed overseas to candy science experiments...

Old Sturbridge Village hosts Christmas by Candlelight Celebration of favorite holiday traditions, music & food Nine evening events set for Dec. 7-9; 14-16; 21-23 Take a break from the overwhelming wave...

Happy New Year and Happy Chinese New Year! Along with the January 1st ringing in of the new year, there are several other types of new year celebrations that are marked...

Watch a Little Dreydl Spin! December is such an exciting time of year as folks prepare for holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. For those who are celebrating Hanukkah or...

Mama Doni Brings The Heart of Chanukah to the Hilltown Family Variety Show On Saturday, Dec 17th, 9-10am Hot on the heels of a tremendously successful summer tour, the fall/winter Mama...

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates the Spirit of the Season with “Norman Rockwell and the Ghost of Dickens” Celebrate the holidays as well as the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens with a...

History and the Holidays Come Alive at Old Sturbridge Village Is your family craving a simultaneously delightful and non-commercial holiday adventure? Old Sturbridge Village has just the thing- Christmas by Candlelight!...

Hilltown Social Services writes: The Gateway National Honor Society will again be working with Hilltown Social Services to help families with lower incomes by providing holiday gifts for children, newborns up...

El Diá de los Muertos Honored at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA Between October 22nd-November 10th, community members are invited to join in the celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, El...

Discover the History of Valentine’s Day Saint Valentine Biography History of Valentine’s Day History of Valentine Cards Lace Paper Valentines Cupid and Psyche Many Faces of Valentine’s Day A Valentine’s Day...