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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

Discover fun and educational events happening this week in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast. SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a community event, educational program or service opportunity for youth/families happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this week in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast. SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening,… Read More

Traditional Irish Musical Group, Danú The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA Friday, March 16th @ 8pm Continuing our Parents’ Night Out promotions, Hilltown Families has a pair of tickets to giveaway to one very lucky couple to ring in St. Patrick’s Day with internationally acclaimed traditional Irish musical group, Danú, on Friday, March 16th at 8pm at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA on Friday, March 16th at 8pm – a night… Read More

Listen to Podcast: REEL & JIG EPISODE Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am March 19th, 2009 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Bill Harley – “Sick of Sick” [The Teacher’s Lounge] The Jimmies – “Googlie Mooglie” [Make Your Own Someday] Shel Silverstein – “Sick” [Where the Sidewalk Ends] Justin Roberts – “Doctor, Doctor”… Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, responsible, we are told, for converting the pagan Irish to Christianity. He used the shamrock to illustrate how three separate leaves united by one stem resembled the Trinity. To this day the shamrock, the emblem of Ireland, is proudly worn on March 17th. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s principal feast day, came as a welcome break during Lent in the days of… 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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