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Family Fun in the Berkshires: May 2012 We are entering into my favorite time of year in the Berkshires. A time when the frozen Berkshire hills that lay semi-dormant this winter turn into a bustling center of activity. People emerge once again from their homes, tourism picks up, theater schedules kick into full gear, outdoor activities are plentiful, Trustees of Reservation properties reopen, and annual festivals return. So once again, grab your… Read More

StoryWalks in Western MA with Wee Read Berkshire County Berkshire County is celebrating literacy during April!  In honor of National Library Week (4/8-4/14) and the Week of the Young Child (4/22-4/28), there will be StoryWalks featuring the book Duck on a Bike in locations all over Berkshire County. The book tells the story of a silly duck and his trip on a bike – it offers opportunities for kids to predict what comes… Read More

Hancock Shaker Village Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Families There is a unique volunteer opportunity available for families with older children happening at one of our living museums! Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA offers families with children ages 13 and older the chance to volunteer at the village, and there are many different activities to help out with! During the spring, volunteers are needed to help with Baby Animals on the Shaker… Read More

Family Fun in the Berkshires: April 2012 Spring temperatures have sprung a little early this year and the unseasonably warm weather in the past weeks has gotten people outdoors and milling about the Berkshires in anticipation of the summer season much earlier than in recent years. But now with the cooler temperatures returning, people may be thinking about retreating back inside until the summer weather is here to stay! Well think again,… Read More

Easter Events in Western MA 2012 Community events that celebrate Easter begin this weekend. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back. Saturday, March 31st In Easthampton at 10am, an annual Egg Hunt of 18,000 eggs (many with prizes) happens at Millside Park. Hunt begins promptly, so arrive early and BYO basket! Easter Bunny will make an appearance too. Great photo opportunity. 413-529-1440. 2 Ferry… Read More

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The following links have Halloween events for the second half of October 2011.  To find out all the events that are happening this week, check out the Hilltown Families list of Weekly Suggested Events and be sure to subscribe to our free weekly eNewsletter for our Best Bets, Featured Events & Classes, Upcoming Events, and Updates. Berkshire County Hampden County Hampshire County Franklin County  

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s 77th Annual Harvest Festival October 1st & 2nd  2011 in Stockbridge, MA The 77thannual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 1st & 2nd from 10am-5pm  at the 15 acre Garden in Stockbridge, MA. Organizers of the festival write, “Conceived as a harvest-season family and community festival, it is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country.  The… Read More

Hancock Shaker Village 50th Anniversary Country Fair Hancock Shaker Village’s 50th anniversary Country Fair promises fun for the whole family with Shaker-inspired games in the Kids Tent, a farmers’ market with samples of heirloom vegetables to taste, a juried fine craft show, wagon rides, antique engines and tractors, sustainable gardening tips, a pie contest, square dancing demonstration, quilt show, and more. Celebrating the bounty of the harvest, the Country Fair will be… Read More

Bioblitz in the Berkshires Friday & Saturday, June 4th-5th in Pittsfield, MA Celebrating the United Nation’s “Year of Biodiversity,” the Berkshire Museum is holding Berkshire County’s first BioBlitz in Pittsfield State Forest from noon on Friday, June 4th to noon on Saturday, June 5th, 2010. The weekend event will allow scientists and local residents to document the extensive variety of life in their immediate area and see first-hand the diversity and importance… Read More

Michael A. Buoniconti, Superintendent of Schools for Mohawk Trail Regional School District, Hawlemont Regional School District Rowe School District writes: Dear Mohawk School System Families, Please be informed that State Police have reported three incidents (2 in Berkshire County and 1 in Franklin County) of two adult white males in a red Chevrolet roaming school grounds attempting to lure children toward the car. Principals and staff have been directed to increase vigilance,… Read More

Hilltown Business Directory to List 350 Local Businesses The annual Hilltown Business Directory, published both in print and online by the Hilltown Community Development Corporation (HCDC), a community non-profit in Chesterfield, MA, is preparing its expanded 2010 edition. The Hilltown Business Directory will list 350 local businesses in 20 towns, by category, by name, and by town. This 160 page reference book will be used all year by local residents. The Directory… Read More

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