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Family Day at The Clark Celebrates the Exhibit, Picasso Looks at Degas Sunday, June 27th, 2010 A spectacular FREE day of family activities on Sunday, June 27, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, will celebrate the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s summer exhibition, Picasso Looks at Degas, which examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The day will feature art activities and workshops, entertainment for all ages,… Read More

School’s Out School’s out! The last time it was this hot, my family and I had just moved to Northampton from a sleepy Connecticut suburb, there were two weeks until school started, and we knew nothing and no one. We spent every hot afternoon at Look Park, running through the much beloved sprinklers. Now that it is summer again, we are more or less unpacked and ready adventures. My boys are 11,… Read More

GatorRoo Music Festival in Huntington Tuesday, June 22nd at 6pm The Primate Fiasco will be performing with all Gateway elementary students (K- 4), Paul Sawyer and the Harmonic Evolution at the GatorRoo Music Festival on Tuesday, June 22nd. The concert will open with Gateway elementary students performing with the Harmonic Evolution—a rock band composed of Gateway high school students. Elementary music teacher Paul Sawyer will then perform with the Harmonic Evolution. Primate… Read More

The Family Friendly Berkshires: A Place to Dig Culture—and Dinosaurs Dipping your feet in a rushing stream, flying kites on a spectacular open hillside, picnicking amid a lush mountain landscape: Images of summer in the country conjure up powerful memories—and are why many of us have to visit a pastoral spot to vacation. Our children love rural adventures, too, but youngsters today need more than simple pleasures. Berkshire County’s year round mix… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

The Nields Organic Farm DVD Debut Party @ Northampton’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market On Tuesday, June 15th from 2:30-5:30pm, join in the free celebration of The Nields Organic Farm DVD Debut Party at Northampton’s Tuesday Farmers’ Market (located outside between Thornes Market & the Noho parking garage). There will be live music, DVD viewing, snacks and a Meet & Greet with Nerissa & Katryna Nields. Several supporting cast members will also be present… Read More

WIN A FAMILY 4-PACK OF FREE TICKETS: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Saturday, June 19th, 2010 At the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA Hilltown Families and the Northampton Community Music Center have partnered up to offer a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA on Saturday, June 19th at 1pm. The proceeds from the concert… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

Strawbarb Rhuberry Fest at Sheep Hill Saturday, June 5th in Williamstown The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation invites home bakers to submit rhubarb-inspired creations to its annual Strawbarb and Rhuberry celebration on Saturday June 5th from 3-5 PM at the WRLF’s Sheep Hill headquarters in Williamstown. Rhubarb Ginger muffins, Strawberry Rhubarb pie, Rhubarb Crumble are a few of the offerings that might be available. Enter your families favorite rhubarb/strawberry dish for a chance… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

16th Annual SPRINGFEST Event to Take Over Downtown Northampton On Saturday, May 22nd, students and faculty of the Northampton Community Music Center will take to the streets for a day of public performances and festivities. From 11:00am to 4:00pm, the city will be filled with musicians of all ages playing a wide variety of instruments and musical styles. For a schedule of performances, click here. Along with continuous performances throughout the day,… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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

The Primate Fiasco Returns to the Hilltown Spring Festival with a Kids Show on Saturday, May 15th @ 2pm The Primate Fiasco is normally found in front of a mob of screaming college students and jazz enthusiasts. However, children have become more and more of a constant at Primate Fiasco shows due to the high energy, whimsical, short attention span of the music. Finally, an album is being recorded just for them…. Read More

MOEJOS Puppet Parade & Puppet Making Workshop MOTHER’S DAY On May 9th, the Mother Earth and her Endangered Creatures will be taking over the streets of Northampton for the Fifth Annual Mother’s Puppet Parade and March for Peace. This year the parade will go to Pulaski Park for a Ritual Performance by the MOther Earth JOurney Puppets (The MOEJOS) of Williamsburg, and cellist Stephen Katz of Haydenville, where a vision of sustainability… Read More

WIN A FAMILY PACK OF FREE TICKETS & CD: Brady Rymer Sunday Matinee Concert for Families At the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA Hilltown Families and Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child brought Brady Rymer to the Pioneer Valley in 2008 for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Casserole Musical Potluck at First Churches. We’re very excited to see Brady Rymer return to the Pioneer Valley as part of the fantastic No Nap Happy… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

New Family Programs Celebrate History and Nature Have you ever wondered what life was like for families in Colonial America? How were clothes made? Where did foods come from? How did people survive without modern appliances? The 2010 summer family programs at Historic Deerfield will explore the lives of colonial families, and various aspects of their nature-based life. The Earth’s soil is a major element sustaining the planet. The rich, fertile soil… Read More

Norman Rockwell Museum to Host 2nd Annual World Rhythms Community Day Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the reopening of Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio with the second annual World Rhythms Community Day, to be held Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, from 12 to 4 p.m. Inspired by Rockwell’s “Golden Rule,” a 1961 “Saturday Evening Post” cover emphasizing the importance of cultural and interpersonal understanding, the event will provide an afternoon of family fun with… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Free Family Day at The Clark in Williamstown, MA on April 25th, 2010 It’s a campus wide family adventure during the People and Spaces Family Day at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 from 12 to 4 pm. This free day will explore how people fit into different spaces, places, and settings. Try to keep your bearings in a maze, create detailed clothespin people, build a… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Jay O’Callahan and Will Moses Present Raspberries at The Carle The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art welcomes Raspberries, an exuberant and hilarious hour of storytelling by renowned storyteller Jay O’Callahan, and artist Will Moses on April 17, 2010, at 1 p.m. The event, which is free with museum admission, is geared towards school-age children. Editor and author Patricia Lee Gauch will introduce O’Callahan who will share several of his best-loved… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Click Here Listen to PSA Cartoon-a-Palooza: May 23rd in Northampton Mark your calendars for Mo Willems’ Cartoon-a-Palooza on May 23rd, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA.  An afternoon of award winning animation to benefit the Forbes Library children’s department. The Forbes Library Children’s Department was last spruced up 18 years ago and the space is showing wear. The paint is peeling, the carpets are fraying, even… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

Follow Hilltown Families on Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend 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… Read More

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