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Hilltown Family Variety Show welcomes the highly acclaimed musician Alison Faith Levy as our Guest DJ. Alison has previously toured with The Sippy Cups and is a delight to have as our guest. On this episode of the HFVS, Alison selects songs for an excellent playlist with a distinct weather theme!

Listen now to our commerical-free podcast for an hour-long family program with all kinds of weather!

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 8pm 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! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! For May we are pleased to offer a chance to win a pair… Read More

Listen to Podcast: WEATHER EPISODE GUEST DJ, ALISON FAITH LEVY Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: “World of Wonder,” the title track from Alison Faith Levy’s debut album for children World of Wonder… a paean to the natural world and all its mystery. Animated by filmmaker Danny Plotnick. New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook… Read More

Carolina Chocolate Drops plus David Wax Museum Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 8pm 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! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! For April we are pleased to offer a chance to win a pair… Read More

Imago: ZooZoo Thursday, April 11th at 7:30pm UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst Hilltown Families and the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at University of Massachusetts in Amherst have partnered up to offer two family 4-packs of tickets to two lucky families to see Imago: ZooZoo on Thursday, April 11th at 7:30pm, at UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall in Amherst, MA! Deadline to enter to win: 4/8/13 by 11:59pm (EST).  More details… Read More

Gaelic Storm at the Calvin Theater Northampton, MA Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 8pm 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! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! For this spring we are pleased to offer a chance to win a pair of tickets to… Read More

REACH One-Minute VidFest Do you have a tween/teen who likes to make short videos? There is a current call to artists of all ages for video submissions for the REACH One-Minute VidFest, and tween/teens are welcomed to participate. All videos must be no more than one minute and received by March 4, 2013. The REACH One-Minute VidFest will be screened on April 13, 2013 at Popcorn Noir Movie Theatre in Easthampton, MA,… Read More

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater February 19th, 2013 The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Hilltown Families and the Berkshire Theatre Group have partnered up to offer a free family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky family to The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater on Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA! The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater will delight audiences of all ages with amazing circus skills and extraordinarily… Read More

Berkshire Theatre Group’s 7th Annual Community Production of A Christmas Carol The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Hilltown Families and the Berkshire Theatre Group have partnered up to offer a free family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky family to see BTG’s 7th annual community production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA! This community production runs Dec. 15th-30th, and we are giving away a family… Read More

Do You Want to Know a Secret? 1963 was Big for the Beatles … and Berkshire Lyric By Jaclyn Stevenson 2013 will be a banner year for golden anniversaries. Among many other cultural milestones, the Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me will mark 50 years in existence. Recorded in one session, it seems the album struck a chord; three months after its release, the term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined…and the rest is history…. Read More

A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Sunday, October 28th @ 2pm Hilltown Families and the Berkshire Theatre Group have partnered up to offer a free family 4-pack of tickets to one lucky family to see the much-anticipated new production from Mermaid Theatre, A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar! This new production brings together three of Eric Carle’s most… Read More

FOUND The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Friday, September 21st @ 8pm Continuing our Parents’ Night Out promotions, Hilltown Families has two pairs of tickets to giveaway to see the new musical comedy, FOUND, on opening night to be performed at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8pm and Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2pm & 8pm- a night out in the heart of the Berkshires! Win tickets to… Read More

Story Pirates The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Saturday, September 15th @ 2pm Story Pirates, a nationally respected education and media organization and creators of the pre-Broadway workshop, FOUND, perform a hilarious and kid friendly show presented by the Berkshire Theatre Group at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on September 15th, 2012 at 2pm… and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway!  Win a pack of tickets and… Read More

Summer Roadtrip Music Listeners to Hilltown Families’ weekly radio show/podcast Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) know all too well about the great independent kids musicians we’ve featured on the show over the past five years.  For this summer we’re reviewing a collection of CD’s to entertain the family while traveling in the car to far off beaches, or your favorite swimming hole here in Western MA, featuring several musicians who have also… Read More

Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to see… First Annual Hilltown Bluegrass Festival Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen Sunday, June 10th from 2-7pm The First Annual Hilltown Bluegrass Festival will take place at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, MA on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 2-7pm… and Hilltown Families has a 4-pack of ticket to giveaway to one lucky family! Win the tickets and take your family and friends to… Read More

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see… Michael Franti and Spearhead Calvin Theatre in Northampton Thursday, May 31st at 8pm 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! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! This month we are pleased to offer a chance… Read More

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see… The Fab Faux: A Mixed Bag of Beatles Favorites Calvin Theatre in Northampton Saturday, April 28th at 8pm 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! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! This spring  we have… Read More

An Eclectic Mix of Dancing, Creating and Workshops at the 5th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival Saturday, May 14th at Cummington Fairgrounds The Hilltown Spring Festival already sounds so wonderful, right? With it’s 3 stages of music, including a family stage, educational opportunities mixed into the fun, frolic, solar power and delicious local food with an international flare… who would need another excuse to go? We’ll there are plenty! Plenty! Including a hot… Read More

Learn About Our Solar System, Discover Musical Instruments, Identify Wildlife, Recycling Activities and More at the Hilltown Spring Festival Saturday, May 14th from 10am-7pm at the Cummington Fairgrounds Not only will families have a fabulous time being entertain by great music on 3 stages during the 5th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival, they will also have several educational opportunities throughout the day!  Here are just a few highlights: SOLAR OBSERVANCES Arunah Hill Natural… Read More

FTC Renews Call to Entertainment Industry to Curb Marketing of Violent Entertainment to Children Marketers of violent music, movies, and video games can do more to restrict the promotion of these products to children, according to the seventh in a series of Federal Trade Commission reports on marketing violent entertainment to children. “The Commission has been reviewing and reporting on the movie, music, and video game industries’ advertising and marketing practices relating… Read More

So! (You know, that Germans frequently with Exclamation Points speak!) We have yes for you (plural) this week German Food!

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