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Spring returned on March 20. Celebrate it’s arrival with our guest DJ, Charity Kahn, sharing music and insights that lift the spirits as spring begins to emerge.

This Friday, March 20th, 2015, on the day of the vernal equinox, families can visit the UMass Sunwheel in Amherst for a morning and/or evening gathering…

Spring returns next week on March 20. Celebrate it’s arrival with our guest DJ, Charity Kahn, sharing music and insights that lift the spirits as spring begins to emerge.

The spring equinox is this Thursday! Celebrate at the UMass Sunwheel in Amherst, listen to an archived episode of the Hilltown Family Variety Show, and peruse different book titles about springtime and the role of the sun and moon in seasonal changes…

How do spring peepers know when to start singing? How do spring peepers know when to start singing? They don’t have weather reports, or the ability to see the buds forming on trees, the snow melting, or teens walking around in shorts and T’s when it’s 40 degrees and climbing. Certainly, there are scientific reasons that explain how peepers know when to announce the return of the sun and the warmth; but… Read More

Annie to Oklahoma. St. Patrick’s Day to Spring Equinox. Jane Yolen to Georges Méliès… These are just a few of the learning highlights we’re featuring this week! Get out into your community and learn while you play! Literature ♦ History ♦ Nature/Animal Studies ♦ Parent Workshops/Support Groups ♦ Sustainability ♦ Spring Musicals ♦ Film ♦ St. Patrick’s Day And be sure to check our list of supporting book & DVD titles to supplement… Read More

Listen to Podcast: SPRING EQUINOX EPISODE with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am Rebroadcast from March 26th & 27th, 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Gustafer Yellowgold – “Pinecone Lovely” [Have You Never Been Yellow?] New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter CHARITY KAHN’S PLAYLIST Wendy Waldman – “Spring is Here” [Wendy Waldman] Charity… Read More

Listen to Podcast: SPRING EQUINOX EPISODE with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am March 26th & 27th, 2011 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Gustafer Yellowgold – “Pinecone Lovely” [Have You Never Been Yellow?] New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter CHARITY KAHN’S PLAYLIST Wendy Waldman – “Spring is Here” [Wendy Waldman] Charity and the… Read More

SIGNS OF SPRING ARE AMONG US! This winter has been the longest, coldest, dreariest, one yet … for me. There’s nothing like a real New England winter to kick one’s caboose! And this train my friends has been derailed! BUT … hope is in the air! The spring equinox happens this week and my family has already seen signs of spring. I saw a robin the other day in Holyoke and welled… Read More

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