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Scavenger Hunt to Bug Safari. Strawberry Jam to Shaker Dinner. Battle of the Books to Medieval Festival…. These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Geologic Bike Ride to Classic Cars. Summer Kitchens to Cultural Chaos. Mona Lisa to James Joyce… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in our weekly column, “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Aviation to Yo-Yos. Civic Hackathon to RiverFest. Historic Weapons to Cemetery Tour. Vintage Music to Bioblitz… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list of community-based educational opportunities taking place in western Massachusetts and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Orienteering to Archaeological Dig. Veterinary Medicine to Folk Medicine. Violins to Jazz Music…. These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list of community-based educational opportunities taking place in western Massachusetts and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Backstairs Tour to U.S. 20. Corn Worm to Fishways. Paper Lanterns to International Children’s Day… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list of community-based educational opportunities taking place in western Massachusetts and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Corn Broom to Native Woodland Plants. Mud Day to Long Meddowe Days. Architecture to Endangered Species… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list of community-based educational opportunities taking place in western Massachusetts and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

“Learn Local. Play Local.” is up! Community-based educational opportunities this week range from learning about water mills to bike maintenance. Knitting for teens to Native American Folktales. Mother’s Day events to community-service learning.This is just a sample of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Clearing out your closet will make you feel better and will enable you to find the essence of your style. Read how Project 333 can challenges teens (and adults!) to scale back their wardrobe while supporting awareness in consumerism, community service and collaborative consumption.

“Learn Local. Play Local.” is up! Community-based educational opportunities this week range from a renaissance festival to a famous whistler. Police dogs to reading with dogs. May Day in Montague to Pride Parade in Northampton… This is just a sample of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

“Learn Local. Play Local.” is up! Community-based educational opportunities this week range from park clean-ups to bog habitats to yo-yos to polka dancing to sheep shearing to beekeeping…. This is just a sample of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Straw Rockets to Bug Collages. Arctic Tern to American Alligator. Shakespeare to Aldo Leopold… These are just a few of the community based educational highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Pollinators to Polliwogs. Seed Bombs to Black-Out Poetry. Rockets to Knitting… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Draft Horses to Merino Sheep. Food Chemistry to Period Restaurants. Edible Books to Oddball Science. Folk Dancing to Classical Indian Music… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

“Learn Local. Play Local.” — your go-to list of community based educational opportunities in Western MA — is up! The Magic Flute to The Sound of Music. Electricity to Telescope. Garlic Mustard to Bat Houses… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

“Learn Local. Play Local.” — your go-to list of community based educational opportunities in Western MA — is up! Middle Eastern Textiles to Victorian Clothing. Big Band Music to Holograms. Mud Season to Maple Syrup… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

Accordion Books to Togas. Purim to St. Patrick’s Day. Vernal Equinox to Maple Syrup… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week in “Learn Local. Play Local.” Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

“Learn Local. Play Local.” is up! Shadow Puppets to Sewing Machines. Manhattan Project to Fiddle Music. Tracking Fairies to Cheese Caves… These are just a few of the community learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!

More and more, communities across western Massachusetts – and around the world! – are working together to create opportunities for pooling knowledge, sharing skills, and increasing each others’ access to useful resources. In creating systems and channels through which to access shared information and materials, communities are building resourceful, resilient foundations upon which to grow…The power of collaborative consumption not only supports sustainable efforts, but is a great source for community-based education too!

Pittsfield Resilience Circle Host a Repair Café Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Janet Henderson writes: What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike that needs repair? Or with a pair of pants when a seam rips? Or a partially dysfunctional umbrella? Throw it away? Certainly not! The Pittsfield Resilience Circle is organizing the Berkshires’ first ever Repair Café. It will be held in Pittsfield on Saturday, Jan. 19 from… Read More

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