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In shade gardens across the Hilltowns, Lily-of-the-Valley makes its debut in mid to late May. This delicate, fragrant flower is rich in folklore and goes by many names. Learning through the lens of Lily-of-the-Valley, let the different names of this spring flower start as your guide for learning this week…

The Asian Arts & Culture Program at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center opens its 20th Anniversary season with an outstanding event that speaks to transformation and healing of our planet and ourselves. The Fine Arts Center Concert Hall stage hosts Healing the Earth: the Tibetan Sand Mandala, a visual artwork exploding with color and design, created on by eleven Tibetan monks. With Tibet being one of the last ancient civilizations, teaching kids the history behind this ancient art form can supplement their global awareness of world civilizations and cultures…

Celebrate World Cultures through Music & Culinary Arts at the Ethnic Fair in Pittsfield, MA Sunday, August 5th, 2012 Celebrate world cultures at the annual Pittsfield Ethnic Fair this weekend!  Held on South Street in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, the fair features music, food, performances, and more! Begin the day at an opening ceremony featuring Scottish bag pipers, learn about klezmer music while watching Klezamir perform, transport your mind to Italy… Read More

Discover the World! Family Geography Expo at the Berkshire Athenaeum on April 5th Learn about international cultures together as a family by participating in the annual Geography Expo, hosted at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA, sponsored by the 4-H Earth Stars Club and the Berkshire County Homeschool Community.  The event gives kids the chance to delve into learning about a country and then share what they’ve learned about the culture, customs,… Read More

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