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SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 31 – November 6, 2020

Saturday, Oct 31Sunday, Nov 1
Monday, Nov 2Tuesday, Nov 3Wednesday, Nov 4
Thursday, Nov 5Friday, Nov 6


SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 24-30, 2020

Haunted HistoryParanormal ActivityArchitecturePsychologyPhysiologySeedsFiber ArtsPlant BiologyWorld HistoryCandySlaveryFood HistoryTheater HistoryJack-O-LanternsIrish FolkloreArtisan TechniquesCostumesIndigenous CulturesFilm StudiesStorytellingFashion DesignGrain HarvestEuropean CultureNative American CustomsColonial Food HistoryPumpkinsSquashGourdsCulinary ArtsElectricityNature ArtBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorMeteorologyLiteratureScarecrows Cemetery StoriesBirding Boreal ForestFish MigrationSea TurtlesHawk MigrationArt StudiesPoster ArtDisability HistoryArt HistoryOperaCreative LetteringHalloweenHalloween CostumesGhost ToursVoting Rights for WomenWampanoagShaker HistoryAgricultural History

SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 24-30, 2020

Saturday, Oct 24Sunday, Oct 25
Monday, Oct 26Tuesday, Oct 27Wednesday, Oct 28
Thursday, Oct 29Friday, Oct 30

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] In-person on Saturday, October 31. 9am-2pm[/caption]

5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale, returns on October 31, 2020, from 9am-2pm, under the tent at 67 Amity Street on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum, with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a vast selection of new and used downhill, cross-country skis, ski poles, helmets, snowshoes, boots, skates, snowboards, outdoor clothing (including jackets, gloves, mittens, and hats) all in adult and youth sizes. Strict safety guidelines will be observed with periodic cleaning of surfaces and social distancing measures in place. Masks are required, costumes are appreciated! For information and updates, go to: 1 DAY TENT SALE EVENT.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Haunted Hangars Trick or Treat at New England Air Museum on Halloween![/caption]

The New England Air Museum (NEAM) will host a Haunted Hangars Trick or Treat program on Saturday, October 31, from 10:30am-2:30pm. Ghosts, Witches, Princesses, and Superheroes are invited to participate in a costume contest + scavenger hunt throughout the museum hangars! The winning costume will receive a family membership for a year. A take-home kit with a build and fly “Bat Glider,” spooky activity pages, and a trick or treat goodie bag will be available for guests. NEAM is open daily from 10am-3pm, closed on Mondays during winter season. Admission: $16 for ages 15+, $14 for seniors 65+, $10 for 4-14. For info, directions, & safety protocols, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305. NEAM is located in Windsor Locks, CT, adjacent to Bradley International Airport.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] After-School@Home with the Berkshire Museum, starting Nov 3![/caption]

Keep curious kids busy and learning past 3pm with After-School@Home! Starting November 3, the Berkshire Museum is hosting new, remote opportunities for students in grades 3 to 6 to travel the world, experiment with chemistry, learn to code, create art, and more. Try one or more of their 6 unique, interactive 5-week @Home programs led by the museum’s expert educators. All materials are included in the After-School@Home Kit, so no shopping is required! Register your future scientist, animator, or archaeologist today to add exciting art, science, and history to their curriculum. Visit explore.berkshiremuseum.org/after-school-at-home to review offerings and register.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Accepting Applications for Fall 2021.[/caption]

Bement is open with students attending school in person and they are accepting applications for fall 2021. The Bement School founded in 1925 and located in Deerfield is a co-educational junior boarding and day school serving 200 students in kindergarten through grade 9. Bement’s rich curriculum motivates and challenges students with strong academics, a renowned fine arts program, and a diverse athletic program. Students participate in athletics and fine arts every day. The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. For information join their virtual info session or call 413-774-4209 www.bement.org.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Virtual Educational Fair on Thurs, Nov 19.[/caption]

Join admission representatives from six local independent elementary and middle schools located throughout the Pioneer Valley in a virtual educational fair on Thursday, November 19 from 5-6pm! After a short introduction by each school, families will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions directly to the representatives. Registration required. Participants will receive a Zoom invitation 24 hours before the event. Participating schools include Academy Hill School, The Bement School, The Center School, The Common School, Four Winds School, and Smith College Campus School. Visit bement.org/virtualschoolfair to register.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Discover virtual & adapted programming in our 2020/2021 Class Directory for Western MA[/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Find what you’re looking for in our 2020/2021 Preschool & Daycare Directory for Western MA[/caption]

ADVERTISE HERE: Partner with Hilltown Families in your online advertising! Delivering your message each week to over 25,000 subscribers, web visitors, and social media followers, Hilltown Families can deliver your message to thousands of readers in Western MA who are committed to their community and willing to support one another in times of need. In-person and virtual event organizers, local and online businesses, virtual and local service providers, non-profit organizations, and individuals are encouraged to reach out to find out about our affordable advertising options and marketing packages. To find out how we can partner together in your online marketing and outreach, contact Sienna at swildfield@hilltownfamilies.org.



SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 17-23, 2020

Jack-O-LanternsIrish FolkloreArtisan TechniquesCostumesIndigenous CulturesFilm StudiesStorytellingFashion DesignGrain HarvestEuropean CultureNative American CustomsColonial Food HistoryWeather FolkloreMeteorologyCaterpillarsPumpkinsSquashGourdsCulinary ArtsElectricityNature ArtBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorAutumn FoliageDeciduous TreesChemistryPhenologyCulinary ArtsArchaeology

 

SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 17-23, 2020

Saturday, Oct 17Sunday, Oct 18
Monday, Oct 19Tuesday, Oct 20Wednesday, Oct 21
Thursday, Oct 22Friday, Oct 23


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Sneak peaks of our newest podcast.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] In-person archaeological investigations at Historic Deerfield: Oct 17.[/caption]

Historic Deerfield starts its archaeological investigation of the Stebbins House site in October as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month. On October 17, museum visitors are welcome to stop by the excavation site and talk to archaeologists about what they’re doing. Artifacts unearthed at the Stebbins House Site will be processed at a field lab table for visitors to see. Visitors can view artifacts and ask questions about daily life at the site more than 175 years ago. Admission is $15 for adults (18+) and FREE for kids age 17 and under. Visit www.historic-deerfield.org to purchase tickets in advance online. The museum is open from 9:30am-4:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 29, 2020.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] In-person on Saturday, October 31. 9am-2pm[/caption]

5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale, returns on October 31, 2020, from 9am-2pm, under the tent at 67 Amity Street on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum, with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a vast selection of new and used downhill, cross-country skis, ski poles, helmets, snowshoes, boots, skates, snowboards, outdoor clothing (including jackets, gloves, mittens, and hats) all in adult and youth sizes. Strict safety guidelines will be observed with periodic cleaning of surfaces and social distancing measures in place. Masks are required, costumes are appreciated! For information and updates, go to: 1 DAY TENT SALE EVENT.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Haunted Hangars Trick or Treat at New England Air Museum on Halloween![/caption]

The New England Air Museum (NEAM) will host a Haunted Hangars Trick or Treat program on Saturday, October 31, from 10:30am-2:30pm. Ghosts, Witches, Princesses, and Superheroes are invited to participate in a costume contest + scavenger hunt throughout the museum hangars! The winning costume will receive a family membership for a year. A take-home kit with a build and fly “Bat Glider,” spooky activity pages, and a trick or treat goodie bag will be available for guests. NEAM is open daily from 10am-3pm, closed on Mondays during winter season. Admission: $16 for ages 15+, $14 for seniors 65+, $10 for 4-14. For info, directions, & safety protocols, visit www.neam.org or call 860-623-3305. NEAM is located in Windsor Locks, CT, adjacent to Bradley International Airport.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Virtual. Adapted In-Person Outdoors & Indoors[/caption]

Springfield Museums: Field Trips and Museum School. Springfield, MA. For homeschoolers and schoolers with five museums to mine for information and activities, the Springfield Museums does what few others can—combine art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss into fun-filled, engaging experiences that reinforce critical thinking and observation skills through inquiry-based learning. The Springfield Museums offer a broad range of educational programs for all ages and interest levels, and they are happy to custom-build an experience for your small group. For more information: fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org; 413-263-6800 x322; springfieldmuseums.org/groups/school.

The Institute for the Musical Arts will be offering a Collaborative Home Recording Intensive, October 19-November 1. This virtual recording intensive designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating high-quality recordings home. Whether you are interested in recording music or spoken word or in production and sound design, this course will provide you with basic studio production concepts, terminology, mic selection, and recording technique. In a collaborative virtual environment, participants will explore recording voices for oral histories or podcasts, remix a previously recorded piece and learn to produce, record, and mix music on your PC. All ages & abilities are welcomed. Enrollment is limited. Register at www.ima.org.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Accepting Applications for Fall 2021.[/caption]

 

Bement is open with students attending school in person and they are accepting applications for fall 2021. The Bement School founded in 1925 and located in Deerfield is a co-educational junior boarding and day school serving 200 students in kindergarten through grade 9. Bement’s rich curriculum motivates and challenges students with strong academics, a renowned fine arts program, and a diverse athletic program. Students participate in athletics and fine arts every day. The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. For information join their virtual info session or call 413-774-4209 www.bement.org.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Virtual Educational Fair on Thurs, Nov 19.[/caption]

 

Join admission representatives from six local independent elementary and middle schools located throughout the Pioneer Valley in a virtual educational fair on Thursday, November 19 from 5-6pm! After a short introduction by each school, families will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions directly to the representatives. Registration required. Participants will receive a Zoom invitation 24 hours before the event. Participating schools include Academy Hill School, The Bement School, The Center School, The Common School, Four Winds School, and Smith College Campus School. Visit bement.org/virtualschoolfair to register.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Discover virtual & adapted programming in our 2020/2021 Class Directory for Western MA![/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Find what you’re looking for in our 2020/2021 Preschool & Daycare Directory for Western MA![/caption]

ADVERTISE HERE: Partner with Hilltown Families in your online advertising! Delivering your message each week to over 25,000 subscribers, web visitors, and social media followers, Hilltown Families can deliver your message to thousands of readers in Western MA who are committed to their community and willing to support one another in times of need. In-person and virtual event organizers, local and online businesses, virtual and local service providers, non-profit organizations, and individuals are encouraged to reach out to find out about our affordable advertising options and marketing packages. To find out how we can partner together in your online marketing and outreach, contact Sienna at swildfield@hilltownfamilies.org.



SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 3-9, 2020

Grain HarvestEuropean CultureNative American CustomsColonial Food HistoryWeather FolkloreMeteorologyCaterpillarsMushroomsBiochemistryAgricultureCulinary ArtsPlant BiologyColonial HistoryPumpkinsSquashGourdsCulinary ArtsElectricityNature ArtBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorApple SeasonAgricultureCulinary ArtsAutumn FoliageDeciduous TreesChemistryPhenologyOrnithologyHawk MigrationRaptorsAnimal SoundsOpera HistoryHalloween Through HistoryGhost TownsGhost Tour ArtifactsArt StudiesCreative Lettering DrawingMuseum StudiesFilm StudiesParentingStorytimeAstronautZoologyEcologyMarine BiologyPumpkin ShowCulinary Arts

 

SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 10-16, 2020

Saturday, Oct 10Sunday, Oct 11
Monday, Oct 12Tuesday, Oct 13Wednesday, Oct 14
Thursday, Oct 15Friday, Oct 16


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Sneak peaks of our newest podcast.


Bulletin Board

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] In-person archaeological investigations at Historic Deerfield:
Oct 10 & Oct 17.
[/caption]

Historic Deerfield starts its archaeological investigation of the Stebbins House site in October as part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month. On October 10 and October 17, museum visitors are welcome to stop by the excavation site and talk to archaeologists about what they’re doing. Artifacts unearthed at the Stebbins House Site will be processed at a field lab table for visitors to see. Visitors can view artifacts and ask questions about daily life at the site more than 175 years ago. Admission is $15 for adults (18+) and FREE for kids age 17 and under. Visit www.historic-deerfield.org to purchase tickets in advance online. The museum is open from 9:30am-4:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 29, 2020.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Virtual. Adapted In-Person Outdoors & Indoors[/caption]

Springfield Museums: Field Trips and Museum School. Springfield, MA. For homeschoolers and schoolers with five museums to mine for information and activities, the Springfield Museums does what few others can—combine art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss into fun-filled, engaging experiences that reinforce critical thinking and observation skills through inquiry-based learning. The Springfield Museums offer a broad range of educational programs for all ages and interest levels, and they are happy to custom-build an experience for your small group. For more information: fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org; 413-263-6800 x322; springfieldmuseums.org/groups/school.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] In-person on Saturday, October 31. 9am-2pm[/caption]

5th Annual Ski and Winter Gear Sale, returns on October 31, 2020, from 9am-2pm, under the tent at 67 Amity Street on the lawn of the Amherst History Museum, with deals and choices so big – it’s scary! Proceeds benefit the museum. Shoppers can once again choose from a vast selection of new and used downhill, cross-country skis, ski poles, helmets, snowshoes, boots, skates, snowboards, outdoor clothing (including jackets, gloves, mittens, and hats) all in adult and youth sizes. Strict safety guidelines will be observed with periodic cleaning of surfaces and social distancing measures in place. Masks are required, costumes are appreciated! For information and updates, go to: 1 DAY TENT SALE EVENT.

 

The Institute for the Musical Arts will be offering a Collaborative Home Recording Intensive, October 19-November 1. This virtual recording intensive designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating high-quality recordings home. Whether you are interested in recording music or spoken word or in production and sound design, this course will provide you with basic studio production concepts, terminology, mic selection, and recording technique. In a collaborative virtual environment, participants will explore recording voices for oral histories or podcasts, remix a previously recorded piece and learn to produce, record, and mix music on your PC. All ages & abilities are welcomed. Enrollment is limited. Register at www.ima.org.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Accepting Applications for Fall 2021.[/caption]

 

Bement is open with students attending school in person and they are accepting applications for fall 2021. The Bement School founded in 1925 and located in Deerfield is a co-educational junior boarding and day school serving 200 students in kindergarten through grade 9. Bement’s rich curriculum motivates and challenges students with strong academics, a renowned fine arts program, and a diverse athletic program. Students participate in athletics and fine arts every day. The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. For information join their virtual info session or call 413-774-4209 www.bement.org.

A2Z Science & Learning Toy Store in Northampton is celebrating an amazing 33 years in business with 20% off the entire store!!! The sale starts Friday, October 9th and ends Sunday, October 11th. It is their way of saying a big THANK YOU to all of their amazing customers for helping them continue to be the best toy store in the Pioneer Valley! Shop in store or online with their full inventory range. (Over 8000 products!) They can also do curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping! Find them at 57 King Street, Northampton MA, or online at A2ZScience.com.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Discover virtual & adapted programming in our 2020/2021 Class Directory for Western MA![/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Find what you’re looking for in our 2020/2021 Preschool & Daycare Directory for Western MA![/caption]

ADVERTISE HERE: Partner with Hilltown Families in your online advertising! Delivering your message each week to over 25,000 subscribers, web visitors, and social media followers, Hilltown Families can deliver your message to thousands of readers in Western MA who are committed to their community and willing to support one another in times of need. In-person and virtual event organizers, local and online businesses, virtual and local service providers, non-profit organizations, and individuals are encouraged to reach out to find out about our affordable advertising options and marketing packages. To find out how we can partner together in your online marketing and outreach, contact Sienna at swildfield@hilltownfamilies.org.


 


SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 3-9, 2020

MushroomsBiochemistryAgricultureCulinary ArtsPlant BiologyColonial HistoryScarecrowsWorld HistoryHarvest SeasonPumpkinsSquashGourdsCulinary ArtsElectricityNature ArtBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorApple SeasonAgricultureCulinary ArtsAutumn FoliageDeciduous TreesChemistryPhenologyNature-based LearningGardeningMarine EcologyCarnivorous PlantsPumpkin Show PumpkinfestSukkotLebanonNew ZealandCaribbeanAbolitionDance Studies Music StudiesChantey Sing Birds of PreyOwls Animal WelfareLanguage ArtsStorytimeParanormalArchitectural Sculpture

 

SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
October 3-9, 2020

Saturday, Oct 3Sunday, Oct 4
Monday, Oct 5Tuesday, Oct 6Wednesday, Oct 7
Thursday, Oct 8Friday, Oct 9


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Sneak peaks of our newest podcast.


Bulletin Board

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Online classes for lifelong learners![/caption]

Located in the Pioneer Valley, Greenfield Community College opens doors for students from all stages in life! This fall, GCC is offering Business Bootcamp, an opportunity for lifelong learners to update their skills to become more marketable to employers or establish a new career path. Non-credit classes include Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs (Tues, 9/29-11/3, 6-8pm. $249) and Wordpress 101(Mon/Tues, 10/5-11/17, 10-11am. $330). These online classes offer an excellent opportunity to boost skills with training in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, Social Media and Digital Marketing, and more. All sources are delivered remotely via Zoom. To learn more about these non-credit classes and other lifelong learning opportunities with GCC, visit Workforce Development & Community Education with Greenfield Community College.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Virtual. Adapted In-Person Outdoors & Indoors[/caption]

Springfield Museums: Field Trips and Museum School. Springfield, MA. For homeschoolers and schoolers with five museums to mine for information and activities, the Springfield Museums does what few others can—combine art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss into fun-filled, engaging experiences that reinforce critical thinking and observation skills through inquiry-based learning. The Springfield Museums offer a broad range of educational programs for all ages and interest levels, and they are happy to custom-build an experience for your small group. For more information: fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org; 413-263-6800 x322; springfieldmuseums.org/groups/school.

The Institute for the Musical Arts will be offering a Collaborative Home Recording Intensive, October 19-November 1. This virtual recording intensive designed to introduce participants to the basics of creating high-quality recordings home. Whether you are interested in recording music or spoken word or in production and sound design, this course will provide you with basic studio production concepts, terminology, mic selection, and recording technique. In a collaborative virtual environment, participants will explore recording voices for oral histories or podcasts, remix a previously recorded piece and learn to produce, record, and mix music on your PC. All ages & abilities are welcomed. Enrollment is limited. Register at www.ima.org.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Discover virtual & adapted programming in our 2020/2021 Class Directory for Western MA![/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Find what you’re looking for in our 2020/2021 Preschool & Daycare Directory for Western MA![/caption]

ADVERTISE HERE: Partner with Hilltown Families in your online advertising! Delivering your message each week to over 25,000 subscribers, web visitors, and social media followers, Hilltown Families can deliver your message to thousands of readers in Western MA who are committed to their community and willing to support one another in times of need. In-person and virtual event organizers, local and online businesses, virtual and local service providers, non-profit organizations, and individuals are encouraged to reach out to find out about our affordable advertising options and marketing packages. To find out how we can partner together in your online marketing and outreach, contact Sienna at swildfield@hilltownfamilies.org.


 


SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
September 26-October 2, 2020

Harvest SeasonPumpkinsSquashGourdsCulinary ArtsElectricityNature ArtHoneyCulinary ArtsEntomologyHawk Migration SeasonOrnithologyBirds of PreyBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorApple SeasonAgricultureCulinary ArtsAutumn FoliageDeciduous TreesChemistryPhenologyDendrologyMusic StudiesDrummingFilm StudiesArt StudiesTie-DyeingPlacemakingTrain RidesNative American StudiesBasket MakingAgricultureCosmologyFolklorePoetry

SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
September 26 – October 2, 2020

Saturday, Sept 26Sunday, Sept 27
Monday, Sept 28Tuesday, Sept 29Wednesday, Sept 30
Thursday, Oct 1Friday, Oct 2


SUBSCRIBE to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date!
Sneak peaks of our newest podcast.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Online classes for lifelong learners![/caption]

Located in the Pioneer Valley, Greenfield Community College opens doors for students from all stages in life! This fall, GCC is offering Business Bootcamp, an opportunity for lifelong learners to update their skills to become more marketable to employers or establish a new career path. Non-credit classes include Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs (Tues, 9/29-11/3, 6-8pm. $249) and Wordpress 101(Mon/Tues, 10/5-11/17, 10-11am. $330). These online classes offer an excellent opportunity to boost skills with training in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPress, Social Media and Digital Marketing, and more. All sources are delivered remotely via Zoom. To learn more about these non-credit classes and other lifelong learning opportunities with GCC, visit Workforce Development & Community Education with Greenfield Community College.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Virtual. Adapted In-Person/Outdoors.[/caption]

Hilltown Sleddogs. West Chesterfield, MA ♦ Meet Marla BB & the Hilltown Sleddogs, who mushed 750 miles across interior Alaska last winter on the Serum Run Trail. In 1925, mail carriers mushed antitoxin to dying children of Nome during a Diptheria Epidemic. On February 22, 2020, the Team mushed from Nenana (outside Fairbanks) past the Tolovana Roadhouse (where Wild Bill Shannon almost froze to death) onto the Yukon River for 7 days, through Native Athabaskan Villages crossing Norton Sound & the Bering Sea Coastal Yupik Villages. They camped in Arctic Oven Tents at -45 degrees, slept in tribal halls, community centers & schools where children ran out to greet the dogs. On March 13th, the Expedition arrived in Nome only to learn the rest of the country was in lock-down due to a Pandemic! For more information: hilltownsleddogs@gmail.com; 413-296-0187; www.hilltownsleddogs.com.


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Discover virtual & adapted programming in our 2020/2021 Class Directory for Western MA![/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="401"] Find what you’re looking for in our 2020/2021 Preschool & Daycare Directory for Western MA![/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="180"] Adapted In-Person Birthday Party Venue[/caption]

Lights, Camera… Party! Always a hit, your child will be the star of the show when you take your cue and book a movie theater birthday party at South Hadley’s Tower Theaters. Special Effects include your own green room (private theater) with balloon props and optional concessions. Don’t settle for a B party, act now and book your child a blockbuster party the whole family and cast will remember. For more information, visit www.towertheaters.com or email info@towertheaters.com. Conveniently located in The Village Commons, 19 College St, South Hadley, MA.

ADVERTISE HERE: Partner with Hilltown Families in your online advertising! Delivering your message each week to over 25,000 subscribers, web visitors, and social media followers, Hilltown Families can deliver your message to thousands of readers in Western MA who are committed to their community and willing to support one another in times of need. In-person and virtual event organizers, local and online businesses, virtual and local service providers, non-profit organizations, and individuals are encouraged to reach out to find out about our affordable advertising options and marketing packages. To find out how we can partner together in your online marketing and outreach, contact Sienna at swildfield@hilltownfamilies.org.



SUGGESTED LEARNING IDEAS,
RESOURCES, & EVENTS
September 19-25, 2020

HoneyCulinary ArtsEntomologyHawk Migration SeasonOrnithologyBirds of PreyBluejaysCrowsAnimal BehaviorApple SeasonAgricultureCulinary ArtsAutumn FoliageDeciduous TreesChemistryPhenologySeed SavingBotanyGardeningFood SecurityCaterpillars

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