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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

Get out and play! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Suggest an EventIf 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, along with time, place, age appropriateness and costs before attending.

DINNER IN THE HILLTOWNS

Friday, June 4th at Blue House Cafe in Haydenville: Asian Fusion Burritos, featuring our ginger sesame tofu, organic black beans & brown rice, local organic spinach & sharp cheddar cheese, in a whole wheat tortilla. Carrot Ginger Soup – made from all organic vegetables, gluten-free and vegan. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! – Gluten-free and vegan dishes too. BYOB. 268-7441

Friday, June 4th at Elmer’s Store in Ashfield: Chinese food (no msg- Brolin makes the sauce himself)! Sweet and Sour Pork with peppers, onions and fresh pineapple – or – Vegetarian Pad Thai. BYOB 628-4003

Saturday, June 5th at Bread Euphoria in Haydenville: BE Shrimp empanadas, chimichurri sauce, black beans and plantains.  With side salad. Sandwiches, salads, soups and pizza (including Gluten-Free pizza!). Open mic! Beer & wine available. 268-7757

FEATURED EVENTS

MEET THE DOULAS DAY: Expecting a new addition? Come and learn how a doula can help you have a safer and easier labor, birth and postpartum time at Meet the Doulas Day on Sunday, June 6th from 2-4pm at Cradle (3rd Floor, Thorne’s Marketplace)  in Northampton, MA. Come meet a wide range of birth and postpartum doulas, and other professionals who serve families in the childbearing year. Learn about local resources, find answers to your questions, and meet other pregnant families. This event is FREE TO EXPECTING PARENTS. There will be a short Q&A discussion, film clips will be shown, followed by an opportunity to mingle with the different doulas at the event, get their information and maybe find the right doula for you! Sponsored by the Green River Doula Network.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, June 12, Shelburne Falls, RiverFest. An annual tribute to the Deerfield River, and the role it plays in people’s lives and the ecosystem of western MA. Entertaining and educational displays and demonstrations, Frog & Flower Parade, musicians and vendors, children’s games, singing and storytelling, creative workshops. Meet some of the birds of prey that soar through local skies, learn how to identify edible wild plants, see specially chosen movies at Pothole Pictures. Take a guided tour of the Gardner Falls power plant to learn how our river makes so much electricity for us and the power grid. Try some quiet-water rafting, ride an 1896 trolley car, or join a guided hike. Call Polly Bartlett for more info 413-625-6628.  More info here.

BULLETIN BOARD

BECOME A SPONSOR: Hilltown Families supports sustainable development of our local economy. Local businesses, individuals, institutions and schools are encouraged to become sponsors and communicate with our large, family-oriented audience. Get the word out about the valuable services you offer while you support Hilltown Families’ work in building community.  Please email hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for details.

Sally Loomis of Williamsburg, MA writes: Come tour the new Dunphy School Forest Garden June 8th at 3 p.m. – This past weekend a Forest Garden course was held at the Dunphy School resulting in a beautiful new garden for the school to use and steward. Several Williamsburg residents participated in the course. Benneth Phelps, course organizer, will be leading a tour of the new garden on Tuesday, June 8th from 3-4pm for students, teachers, parents, and other community members interested in this new resource. Please join us. If you are interested in learning more about this garden, but are unable to attend the June 8th tour, please contact Sally Loomis (Loomissally@gmail.com, 268-0108).

Jim Lobley of Ashfield, MA writes: In the mood for some dark Irish comedy this weekend (and why wouldn’t ye be, aye)? Come see “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm at the Ashfield Town Hall. Audiences have been raving. Here’s a preview:

TOOTHBRUSHING WORKSHOP: Thursday, June 17, 6-8 PM, Our Lady Child Care Center, Easthampton. FREE Toothbrushing workshop for early education and care professionals. Open to all. This workshop will help early education and care providers partner with families and the community in promoting good oral health in young children. Presenter Nancy Lolacono will offer some tips for program planning and development to help make oral health an integral part of your overall curriculum. Registration is required by June 11th. Call Diana Norman 413-586-4998 x111 or email dnorman@collaborative.org.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in Northampton, MA for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!  You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets! This month we are pleased to offer a chance for two folks to win a pairs of tickets to see celebrated Nashville singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman as she returns to the area with a powerful new album, Back To Love. Click here to enter to win.

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT SUMMER READING PROGRAMS: Children who participate in their local library’s summer reading program will be rewarded with coupons and passes to family-friendly locales in Western Mass. Area participants include the Basketball Hall of Fame, Children’s Museum at Holyoke, Eastern States Exposition, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Hancock Shaker Village, Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial. Sign your children up at your participating town library, and help your child sustain and build their reading skills during summer vacation.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Hilltown Families and the Green River Festival have partnered up to offer two very lucky families a 4-pack of free day pass tickets to the 24th Annual Green River Festival, the weekend of July 17 & 18, 2010!  Presented by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, this celebration combines music on two stages, food, crafts, dancing, a wide array of kids activities and hot air balloon launches (weather permitting) for the Pioneer Valley’s biggest outdoor event of the summer. This is the only music festival in Massachusetts that features hot air balloons and rides.  Click here to find out how you can enter to win tickets!

STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND! Take a friend or family member fishing for free–you won’t need a fishing license to fish any waterbody statewide for these two days! It is time well spent with family and friends. Your purchase of a fishing license directly supports fishing, stocking, education and fish habitat management programs. Contact Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator for scheduling a fishing festival or clinic in your area during the year at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

Liz Friedman writes: Calling Mama Volunteers – Table for MotherWoman’s 5% Day at Whole Foods. We are looking for a couple good mama’s to help us table at Whole Foods in preparation for our big 5% Day at Whole Foods. Are you available for as little as 1 hour on any of the following days: Saturday, June 5th 11am – 4pm; and Monday, June 7th 10am – 6pm. Contact Liz@motherwoman.org

PLAYHOUSE GIVEAWAY: Check out our review and enter to win a Kidscraft Eco-Friendly Cottage Playhouse. Kidscraft Playhouses has tapped into the cardboard box’s ability to captivate a child’s imagination with two playhouse designs made from 100% recycled materials in the USA while sparking their creativity with a house to decorate, paint and color.  Deadline to enter to win is June 14th. Find out more here.

ADVERTISING & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Deliver your message to a large local family based audience while supporting the work of Hilltown Families. Advertise your event, camp, workshop, fundraiser, business or announcement here in the Bulletin Board section of our List of Weekly Suggested Events.

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW

Hilltown Family Variety ShowThis week on the HFVS we will be spinning new tunes by Verve Pipe, Sugar Free Allstars, Dream Jam Band, Sweet Colleens, Randy Kaplan, Star Fish, Justin Roberts and Treehouse 10.

Tune in on Saturdays from 9-10am, or listen to our podcasts HERE. Encore episodes are aired every Sunday from 7-8am. Families have several ways to tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show:

  • Streaming Audio: Surf on over to ValleyFreeRadio.org on Saturday & Sunday mornings and listen to us live via streaming audio.
  • On Your FM Dial: Tune in to WXOJ 103.3FM if you live near Northampton, MA.
  • HFVS Podcast

    PODCAST: Listen to the most recent episodes of the Hilltown Family Variety Show anytime you wish! Click here to see our current select of episodes, and be sure to subscribe to our podcast too!


    WEEKLY LIST OF SUGGESTED EVENTS

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    Events Happening in the Hilltowns

    Saturday – June 5th

    FARMERS’ MARKETS

    Hilltown Family Variety Show6-10am – FAMILY RADIO: New tunes by Verve Pipe, Sugar Free Allstars, Dream Jam Band, Sweet Colleens, Randy Kaplan, Star Fish, Justin Roberts and Treehouse 10 on the HFVS! Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA) offers 4-hours of commercial-free family programing every Saturday, including the Hilltown Family Variety Show and Spare the Rock. Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org.

    6am - NATURE STUDIES: Early morning bird walk in the fields of Notchview.  Call the Highland Communities Initiative at 268-8219 for more information. Windsor, MA

    7am-10pm – STOLLING OF HEIFERS: Just over the board in Brattleboro, Vermont, the first weekend of June is always Strolling of the Heifers weekend — three days of events packed with fun for the whole family, but with a serious purpose: connecting people with the food they eat, so that family farms in the region can survive. Click here to see our feature on this annual event. Brattleboro, VT

    8am-3pm – NATURE STUDIES: Bioblitz at Forest Park.  Students will head out on various themed nature walks to explore, investigate, and record what is found with local area experts leading the walks.  Click here to read our feature article on this event. Springfield, MA

    8:30am – SOLAR ENGINEERING ADVENTURES: Area students will gather at Reid Middle School to race their model solar-powered cars in the eleventh annual Berkshire Junior Solar Sprint (JSS). Click here to read our featured article on the JSS.  445-4556 ext. 25 Pittsfield, MA

    9am-1pm - TAG SALE: Crocker Farm Elementary School indoor tag sale. (280 West Street) 362-1600 Amherst, MA (SALE)

    9am-3pm – CLOTHING SWAP: Ashfield Needles and Threads will host a free clothing exchange at the Ashfield Community Hall. Ashfield, MA (FREE)

    9am-1pm – TAG SALE: The annual Northampton Parent Center Tag Sale happens on the front lawn at the Acadamey of Music Theater. Northampton, MA (SALE)

    9am-12Noon – NATURE STUDIES: Celebrating the United Nation’s “Year of Biodiversity,” the Berkshire Museum is holding Berkshire County’s first BioBlitz in Pittsfield State Forest.  Click here to read our feature article on this event. Pittsfield, MA

    9:30am-12:30pm – BOOK SALE: Stock up on reading for this summer at the Greenfield Public Library book sale. 402 Main St. 773-8523 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org Greenfield, MA (SALE)

    9:30am-4:30pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: The many uses of berries will be investigated in a new program called “Berry Season” at the Historic Deerfield Museum. Used for food, medicine, and even for dyes and inks, berries were also a seasonal treat for early Americans. Visitors will explore the importance of berries to both Native Americans and English settlers in the 18th century, make berry ink, put together a refrigerator-jam kit to take home, and receive a berry recipe booklet. 774-5581 www.historic-deerfield.org Deerfield, MA ($)

    10am-12Noon – PARENTING CLASS: Community Health Programs is offering a class to teach techniques for soothing your baby at the CHP Family Service Building.  Melanie Seseman will conduct the class, Happiest Baby on the Block.  Call to register: 644-0104.  Great Barrington, MA

    10am-12pm – NATURE STUDIES: Stream Meander at Arcadia MassAudubon.  Families can join Ruthie Ireland to follow a stream, search for small critters that live there, and play a few games learning about their life cycles. Registraiton is required: 584-3009. www.massaudubon.org Easthampton, MA ($)

    10am-1pm – ADULT WORKSHOP: Frank Grindrod of Earthwork Programs is offering an Emergency Survival Skills and Self-Sufficiency Workshop.  Learn what to do to care for your family in the case of emergency. 522-0338 www.earthworkprograms.com Ashfield, MA ($$)

    10am-2pm – HIKE: Bear Swamp Reservation Discovery Hike to explore the Deerfield Watershed.  Join historian Mike Whalen to explore the rocky woodlands and extensive wetland ecosystem. A moderate 2.5-mile hike offers an amazing diversity of flora and fauna within an exceptional range of wildlife habitat and topography. A moderate 2.5-mile hike offers an amazing diversity of flora and fauna within an exceptional range of wildlife habitat and topography. Call to sign up: 584-3009 Ashfield, MA ($)

    10am-2pm – FISHING:  Friends of Great Falls Discovery Center Family Fishing Day. Angler Education Program volunteers will be on hand to help novices cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. A limited quantity of fishing equipment and bait will be available. Contact Sarah Bevilacqua at  863-3676 www.greatfallsma.org Turners Falls, MA

    10am-1pm – NATURE STUDIES: Pleasant Valley Family Adventure Day at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Music with David Grover at noon, “Michael’s Surprise” puppet show by Dr. Marmalade at 11, Terrific Turtles with Tom Tyning at 1:30, Tom Ricardi’s Live Birds of Prey at 3.  Traditional tunes with George Wilson.  Food and Project Native plants for sale.  Children’s crafts, nature walks, and more. 637-0320 www.massaudubon.org Lenox, MA (FREE)

    11am-12Noon – GARDEN ADVENTURES: Seeds and Weeds: Children’s Garden at Naumkeag.  Children ages five and under along with their caregivers and siblings are invited to participate in the planning and planting of a children’s garden through a combination of stories and guided activities. 298-3239 Stockbridge, MA

    12Noon-4pm – EXTRAVAGREENZA - Holyoke Youth ExtravaGREENza, Nuestras Raices Farm “La Finca,” 245 High Street, Holyoke. Students from Holyoke Works’ new Green Careers Program share their work on environmental issues: global warming and climate change, recycling, increased bike use in the city, safe chemicals in the workplace and at home, energy audits and weatherization, and school and community gardens. More details about in our Featured Events block. Holyoke, MA

    12:30pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Chow Time in the aquarium at 12:30pm, and the Battle-Ready! Discovery Program (last day) at 1pm.  At the Berkshire Museum. 443-7171 www.berkshiremuseum.org Pittsfield, MA (FREE w/museum admission)

    1pm – SPANISH: Spanish Get-Together at the Meekins Library. Call to confirm. 268-8343 Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

    1-3pm – BALLET: Bring the kids to see Pioneer Valley Ballet end of the year performance at the Northampton Center for the Arts.  There will be a demonstration from each ballet class followed by an informal reception. www.pioneervalleyballet.org Northampton, MA

    1-3pm – CHESS: Drop-in Chess at the Forbes Library Mezzanine. Casual meets every Saturday the library is open. All competition levels are welcome. Drop in for part or all of the session. Bring your own set if you have one or use one of the library’s. Northampton, MA (FREE)

    1-11pm – FOOD CELEBRATION: “West Side’s Taste of the Valley” is West Springfield’s annual weekend long gathering of local restaurants on the Park Street Town Common.  Family friendly entertainment and activities including live performances, a classic car show and games and rides for children and teens. www.westsidetaste.com West Springfield, MA

    3-5pm – FOOD CELEBRATION:  Annual Strawbarb and Rhuberry celebration  at the WRLF’s Sheep Hill headquarters.  Family activities include an outdoor scavenger hunt, self-guided nature hikes around the property, and checking out the nature cabin and the frog pond. 458-2494 www.wrlf.org Williamstown, MA

    6pm – SPORTS FANS: Take the family out to the ballpark to see a Pittsfield Colonials baseball home game at Wahconah Park. www.pittsfieldcolonials.com Pittsfield, MA ($)

    8:35pm - DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Northfield Drive-In movie theater is featuring Marmaduke (PG) as their first show, and Robin Hood (PG-13) as their second show this weekend. (603) 239-4054 www.northfielddrivein.com Northfield, MA ($)

    Sunday – June 6th

    Hilltown Family Variety Show7-8am – FAMILY RADIO: New tunes by Verve Pipe, Sugar Free Allstars, Dream Jam Band, Sweet Colleens, Randy Kaplan, Star Fish, Justin Roberts and Treehouse 10 on the HFVS! Encore episode on Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA).  Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org.

    7am-4pm – STOLLING OF HEIFERS: Just over the board in Brattleboro, Vermont, the first weekend of June is always Strolling of the Heifers weekend — three days of events packed with fun for the whole family, but with a serious purpose: connecting people with the food they eat, so that family farms in the region can survive. Click here to see our feature on this annual event. Brattleboro, VT

    9am-12Noon – ANIMAL STUDIES: Breeding Birds at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area with UMass Professor, Dr. Bob Zimmermann.  Open to all ages and skill levels. 585-0405 Florence, MA

    9:30am-4:30pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: The many uses of berries will be investigated in a new program called “Berry Season” at the Historic Deerfield Museum. Used for food, medicine, and even for dyes and inks, berries were also a seasonal treat for early Americans. Visitors will explore the importance of berries to both Native Americans and English settlers in the 18th century, make berry ink, put together a refrigerator-jam kit to take home, and receive a berry recipe booklet. 774-5581 www.historic-deerfield.org Deerfield, MA ($)

    10am, 12Noon & 4pm – FILM FESTIVAL: As part of the Berkshire International Film Festival, The Mahaiwe will screen three family friendly films: School Play, Kids Flix Mix 2009 and Jidl Mitn Fidl. Limited seating. 528-0100 www.mahaiwe.org Great Barrington, MA ($)

    10am-3pm – NATURE STUDIES: West Springfield fish ladder will be open to the public.  Parking is available in the former Southworth Paper Co. parking lot (150 Front St.). Guides will direct visitors from the parking area to a half-mile long path leading to the dam where the fishway is located, and will explain the workings of the fishway.  786-0195, 562-3467 West Springfield, MA (FREE)

    12Noon-6pm – FOOD CELEBRATION: “West Side’s Taste of the Valley” is West Springfield’s annual weekend long gathering of local restaurants on the Park Street Town Common.  Family friendly entertainment and activities including live performances, a classic car show and games and rides for children and teens. www.westsidetaste.com West Springfield, MA

    2-4pm – MEET THE DOULAS DAY: Come and learn how a doula can help you have a safer and easier labor, birth and postpartum time at Meet the Doulas Day at Cradle (3rd Floor, Thorne’s Marketplace).  Sponsored by the Green River Doula Network. www.greenriverdoulas.org Northampton, MA (FREE)

    2pm – SPORTS FANS: Take the family out to the ballpark to see a Pittsfield Colonials baseball home game at Wahconah Park. www.pittsfieldcolonials.com Pittsfield, MA ($)

    3-5pm – SEWING: Ashfield Needles and Threads meets at Elmer’s. Get together and sew, knit, crochet, chat, hook rugs… ibranson@crocker.com Ashfield, MA (FREE)

    8:35pm - DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Northfield Drive-In movie theater is featuring Marmaduke (PG) as their first show, and Robin Hood (PG-13) as their second show this weekend. (603) 239-4054 www.northfielddrivein.com Northfield, MA ($)

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    1. June 5, 2010 at 9:10 am

      MONDAY – JUNE 7th

      All Day in Hadley: Do you shopping at Whole Foods today and they will donate 5% of your sales to MotherWoman of Amherst. ($)

      8:30am in Pittsfield: NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Lands at the Boys’ & Girls’ Club

      9:30-11:30am in Northampton – NPC Playgroups: Northampton Skate Board Park with Carrie (FREE)

      10am in Easthampton: Playgroup with famlies from the Easthampton Family Center at Nonotuck Park Upper Playground. Snacks will be available, parents are encouraged to bring their own drinks. Parents who attend will rotate bringing fruit or veggies to share. (FREE)

      2-3pm in Great Barrington: International Kids’ Kitchen with Erica Lopez at the CHP Family Services Building. Cooking class for kids 2.5-5yo that explores international foods and their preparation. (FREE)

      2:15-3:15pm in Dalton: The Dalton Community Recreation Department is bringing back the PLUNGE for the summer. The PLUNGE will be offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:15-3:15p.m. Children 8 and under must bring an adult with them. Children 9 and up may come with their friends (no adult necessary). Cost: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information. (>$)

      2:30-5pm in Williamsburg: Meekins TeenTweenSceen. Monthly TeenTween meetings the first Monday of every month. Tweens meet at 3pm & Teens meet at 6pm. Computer use, wifi, wii, xbox 360, board games, movies, college prep, woodcarving and more. 268-7472. (FREE)

      3:30-4:15pm in Goshen: Creative Yoga for Children (ages 3-6) at Prakasa Yoga Studio, taught by Anastasia Blaisdell, Certified Kripalu Yoga and Dancemeditation. She offers creative explorations of yoga through playful stories, inspiring, positive songs, and movement. Pre-registration required. ($)

      5-8pm in Greenfield: Soup and Game Night at Hope & Olive (44 Hope Street) to benefit North Star Teen Center in Hadley. 774-3150 ($)

      6:30pm in Montague: Evening Sing-Along at the Montague Center Library. Children of all ages and their families are invited to join Children’s Librarian Linda Hickman for a fun informal live music. Linda plays a variety of children’s music on the guitar and banjo, and there are bells and shakers for the children to play. For more information, call the Carnegie Library- 863-3214.

    2. June 5, 2010 at 9:10 am

      TUESDAY – JUNE 8th

      9:30-11:30am in Easthampton: Parent-child gardening days with the Easthampton Family Center at the Easthampton Community Garden.

      10-11:30am in Buckland: Join Red Gate Farm to explore the farm together with hands-on activities. Come meet the animals and discover how the animals help their garden grow. Ages 0-4, with accompanying adult. Backpack babies welcome. ($)

      1:30pm in Northampton: Tuesday Farmers’ Market in Downtown Northampton, behind Thornes Marketplace! Food, plants, baby animals, live music, family-friendly from 1:30-6:30pm. 586-7586

      2:15pm in Amherst: Baby-friendly movie screening of The Secret in the Eyes at the Amherst Cinema. ($)

      3pm in Williamsburg: Sally Loomis of Williamsburg, MA writes: Come tour the new Dunphy School Forest Garden June 8th at 3 p.m. – This past weekend a Forest Garden course was held at the Dunphy School resulting in a beautiful new garden for the school to use and steward. Several Williamsburg residents participated in the course. Benneth Phelps, course organizer, will be leading a tour of the new garden on Tuesday, June 8th from 3-4pm for students, teachers, parents, and other community members interested in this new resource. Please join us. If you are interested in learning more about this garden, but are unable to attend the June 8th tour, please contact Sally Loomis (Loomissally@gmail.com, 268-0108).

      3-6pm in Greenfield: Guiding Star Grange Farmer’s Market (401 Chapman Street)

      4:30pm in Northampton: Yo-Yo School at A2Z. Come visit yo-yo school and learn to yo-yo for free with A2Z. (FREE)

    3. June 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

      WEDNESDAY – JUNE 9th

      7:45am in Williamstown: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is hosting Wednesday morning bird walks. The one-hour walks will be led by WRLF director and naturalist Leslie Reed-Evans. ruraland@wrlf.org, 458-2494

      9am-5pm in Turners Falls: Visit the Turners Falls Fishway. Underwater viewing windows offer visitors of all ages a chance to see American shad, sea lamprey and other migratory fish during their upriver spring journey to spawn. At Turners Falls Dam (behind town hall). 659-3714 (Free)

      10:30am in Williamsburg: Preschool Storytime at the Meekins Library with Children’s Librarian Rochelle Wildfong. (FREE)

      10:30-11:45am in Amherst: Momma and Baby Yoga (Start after 7 weeks postpartum) at the CDH outpatient offices at 170 University Drive. Get back in shape, connect with other mothers. Recondition your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Whether baby is feeding in your arms or lying on you or next to you, your baby is included in the fun. Momma and Baby Yoga classes are offered weekly as long as there are enough families pre-registered to attend. Cost: $44 for 4 classes; or $13 per single class. Pre-registration is required: 582-2736, press “3” for Yoga

      1pm in Northampton: Baby-friendly movie screening of Terribly Happy at the Pleasant Street Theater. ($)

      2pm in Florence: Wednesday Farmers’ Market on the lawn at the Florence Civic Center (Route 9) from 2-6pm

      2-6pm in Turners Falls: Great Falls Farmers Market. Located on the corner of 2nd Street and Avenue A. in Turners Falls, right next to the Great Falls Discovery Center.

      4-6pm in Conway: Conway Farmers Market. Main Street (Rte. 116) in front of the Filed Memorial Library.

      2:15-3:15pm in Dalton: The Dalton Community Recreation Department is bringing back the PLUNGE for the summer. The PLUNGE will be offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:15-3:15p.m. Children 8 and under must bring an adult with them. Children 9 and up may come with their friends (no adult necessary). Cost: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information.

      Northampton: Family Yoga on Wednesdays at the YMCA in Northampton. Free for members!

    4. June 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

      THURSDAY – JUNE 10th

      9-10am in Great Barrington: Kids’ Kitchen with Melanie Seserman. Free cooking classes for kids 2.5-5yo at the CHP Family Services Building, with a focus on healthy choices for everyday eating. 644-0104

      9am-5pm in Turners Falls: Visit the Turners Falls Fishway. Underwater viewing windows offer visitors of all ages a chance to see American shad, sea lamprey and other migratory fish during their upriver spring journey to spawn. At Turners Falls Dam (behind town hall). 659-3714 (Free)

      9:30-11:30am in Northampton: NPC Playgroup at Bridge Street School playground with Rania.

      10am in Turners Falls: Music and Movement at the Millers Falls Public Library. A fun and interactive experience for families. (FREE)

      11am in Springfield: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.) until 1pm. Skate rentals available. 781-2599 ($)

      3:30-5pm in Westfield: Teen game time at the Westfield Athenaeum. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to drop in to the library to meet with friends and play games. 562-6158 x5 pbrose@westath.org (FREE)

      4:30 – 6:30pm in Easthampton: Opening of Easthampon Photovoice. Easthampton teens share photographs that represent their perspectives on risky behaviors, as well as ways that they experience safety within their community. The photographs and accompanying stories explore how youth view underage drinking, smoking, distracted driving and destructive relationships … and the positive impact of family, friends, and community on their lives. Refreshments will be served. Call for more info 413-586-4900 x177. East Village Café, 39 Village Street

      4:30pm in Northampton: Yo-Yo School at A2Z. Free Yo-Yo School at A2Z Science and Learning Store. (FREE)

      5:30-8pm in Northampton: “Guiding Good Choices” is a FREE 5-session interactive workshop for parents of children ages 9-14. To register call Katarina at 413-584-5690 ext. 140. (FREE)

      6-8pm in Greenfield: Coop Concerts Summer Concert Series! Featuring: Laura Siersema, Ghost Quartet, and Small Change. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, food, and drinks and enjoy music from Franklin County’s finest! Held at the Greenfield Energy Park, end of Miles Street.

      9:15pm in Lanesborough: Firefly Watch at Mount Greylock. Citizen scientist project with Berkshire Museum and DCR. More info here. (FREE)

    5. June 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

      FRIDAY – JUNE 11th

      9am-5pm in Turners Falls: Visit the Turners Falls Fishway. Underwater viewing windows offer visitors of all ages a chance to see American shad, sea lamprey and other migratory fish during their upriver spring journey to spawn. At Turners Falls Dam (behind town hall). 659-3714 (Free)

      9:30am in Holyoke: Think and Play Friday at the Childrens Museum (http://www.childrensmuseumholyoke.org). The program begins every Friday at 9:30 am and runs for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. This program is designed principally for our curious museum visitors who are preschool age and offers valuable guided learning experiences that will introduce our young guests to our exhibits as well as talented members of our museum staff. Be looking forward to music and movement, fun with food, art projects, and more with Ashley! Arrive for the program promptly because it’s only $6.00 per family (this includes admission to the museum) and is free for members. Anyone arriving after 10:00 am will have to pay regular museum admission prices.

      10am & 11am in Pittsfield: Aquarium Adventures. Each week children ages 2-4 meet a different animal from Berkshire Museum’s aquarium and watch as their new friend enjoys a meal. Story time is included. Free with Museum admission. http://www.berkshiremusuem.org

      2-6pm in Shelburne Falls: Shelburne Falls Farmers’ Market

      2:15-3:15pm in Dalton: The Dalton Community Recreation Department is bringing back the PLUNGE for the summer. The PLUNGE will be offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:15-3:15p.m. Children 8 and under must bring an adult with them. Children 9 and up may come with their friends (no adult necessary). Cost: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information.

      3:30-4:30pm in Northmapton: Sprinklers ‘n Pops! at the Lander~Grinspoon Academy. Come by for friends & fun in the sun! Run in the sprinkler, eat popsicles, and cool down with a story! For more info or to RSVP contact Marla at 584-6622 or mshelasky@lgaschechter.org.

      4-6pm in Amherst: Join the Amherst Family Center at the Immanuel Lutheran Church for children’s art project, pizza/food, and a family concert by Jay Mankita.

      Turners Falls: Water Under the Bridge Music Festival.

      4-8pm in Northampton: Second Friday at Smith College Museum of Art. Enjoy an evening of neon fun trying your hand at an activity using glow sticks (Ages 4+ with adult). 585-2760 http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum (FREE)

      5-8pm in Northampton: Northampton’s Monthly Gallery Walk

      5-8pm in Holyoke: The Children’s Museum is holding a going away party for the exhibition “Out on a Limb, adventures with nature and art.” Meet critters from the Zoo in Forest Park, track some animal footprints, eat like a bird, and hear a campfire story. Crafts, stories, and free hot dogs! http://www.childresmuseumholyoke.org(>$)

      5-11pm in Granby: Granby Charter Days. Granby Charter Days are held yearly in June at Dufresne Park featuring local country and farm themes, tractor pulls, logging, fireworks, helicopter rides, food, petting zoo, live music, Adult and Kids Idol Karaoke Contest, arts and crafts, midway rides for all ages, and much more! ($)

      5:30pm in Holyoke: Pavillion Summer Concert Series at the Summit View House. http://www.summitviewbanquethouse.com 538-7431 (FREE)

      7pm in Pittsfield: Take the family out to the ballpark to see a Pittsfield Colonials baseball home game at Wahconah Park. ($)

      7:30pm in Lenox, MA: Friday Night Fright at The Mount, a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. RSVP 551-5111 http://www.edithwharton.org ($)

      8:35pm in Northfield: Northfield Drive-In movie theater. (603) 239-4054 http://www.northfielddrivein.com Northfield, MA ($)


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