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Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of November. We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week. Do you have an event you’d like to include in this list? Email us at hilltownfamilies@gmail.com…

Berkshire Family Fun for October is up! Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of October, and be sure to check back each week for more updates…

Berkshire Family Fun for September is up! Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of September…

Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of August in our column, “Berkshire Family Fun,” Western MA premier list of family activities. We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week…

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: July 2013 Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of July. We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week. • North Berkshire • Central Berkshire • South Berkshire To find out what’s happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, check our comprehensive list of Weekly Suggested Events, published… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: June 2013 Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of June.  We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week: • North Berkshire • Central Berkshire • South Berkshire To find out what’s happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, check our comprehensive list of Weekly Suggested Events, published… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: March 23 – April 5, 2013 While there still might be fresh snow on the ground, it is officially spring… and there’s proof!  High school spring musicals are happening at both Taconic High School in Pittsfield and Mount Everett Regional High School in Sheffield; Spring egg hunts are scheduled in several towns throughout the county; there’s even the annual Spring Tonic happening at the Lenox Library! Find… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: March 9th-22nd, 2013 The community is starting to look towards spring!  Spring musicals like Oklahoma at Mount Greylock High School, maple events like MapleFest, and even Easter activities like learning how to naturally-dye eggs at the Berkshire Co-op and an egg hunt in Otis, are all starting show stirrings of spring… even the time change this weekend will bring more light to the end of your day!… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: Feb 23rd – March 8th, 2013 We’re rounding the corner into March, the month of the vernal equinox!  But we’re not there just yet, so while it lasts, get out and enjoy the snow! There are a number of events happening to get your family outdoors for winter fun. Thunderfest, Winter Fest, Notchview and Sheep Hill’s Winter Open House will have snow adventures in North Berkshire County…. Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: February 9th-22nd, 2013 Valentine’s Day is next week and school vacation week is the week after… and we’ve got you covered in Berkshire County!  In our list of events below you will find all sorts of fun activities to do with the kids and even some date night options for the parents!  If you’re looking for winter vacation camp options for the week of Feb 18-22, 2013… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: January 26th – February 8th, 2013 Ready to shake off those winter blues? There are several events coming up in Berkshire County that will get you moving and having fun! Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Winter Wildlife Day happens at the WRLF, and Williamstown’s 10th annual Snowfest will take place too! There will also be ways to supplement… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: January 12th-25th, 2013 We’re nearly a month into winter with a healthy layer of snow on the ground, a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoying the beauty of the Berkshires!  There are several opportunities to dust off and put your snowshoes to good use over the next couple of weeks!  So strap on your snowshoes and select your choice destination for winter fun, including snowshoe race… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: December 29th, 2012 – January 11th, 2013 The year ends with a flurry of marionette shows, musicals, magic shows, and community theater productions in the Berkshires, and a new year begins with a First Day Hike at the Pittsfield State Forest.  Culture and amazing natural resources to fill your days while we usher out one year and in another! Find out about these events and other community… Read More

Backstories: The Other Side of Art on View at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute December 22nd-April 21st in Williamstown Museums and galleries use more than just the pieces displayed in the exhibits they show to identify them – the stories behind paintings, sculptures, and other creative works are often much richer than they seem at first glance.  Information like signatures, dates, and other notes can often be found on the… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: December 15th – 28th, 2012 There are just a couple more weekends left before Christmas, followed by school winter vacation. Berkshire County continues to celebrate the change of season and several of the museums and community centers will have activities for kids during the week of winter vacation. – Then it’s the New Year! Cookies with origins from around the world are a staple of the holidays!… Read More

Berkshire County Highlights for Families: December 1st-14th, 2012 The holidays are here and they’re celebrating in the Berkshires!  Holiday strolls are taking place in Williamstown, Great Barrington and Stockbridge during these first two weeks of December. Santa’s making his rounds visiting Crane & Company’s Model Farm, Dalton CRA, Lilac Park, Lenox Fire Department, and the Berkshire Museum.  Gingerbread houses are being built at Hops & Vines and the Lenox Library, and latkes… Read More

Holiday Strolls in the Berkshires As the temperature slowly drops and the skies become increasingly more grey, towns across Western Massachusetts are beginning to look more and more festive by the minute!  Leafless trees now don coats of twinkling lights, streetlights are wrapped cozily in strands of deep green garland, and bright red bows decorate wreaths – welcoming both visitors and the holiday season.  Begin your family’s holiday season this weekend by… Read More

Leslie Reed-Evans, Executive Director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation in Williamstown, MA writes: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation invites you to a unique and earth-friendly get-together on Saturday December 11th from 1:30 – 4:00 at Sheep Hill (671 Cold Spring Rd.) in Williamstown. Used wrapping paper, tissue, ribbon and boxes thrown away during the holidays in the USA amounts to an additional 25 million tons of trash. The “Re-Wrap afternoon” will… Read More

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

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

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

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