Suggested Events 06/26/10-07/02/10

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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

(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 25th at Blue House Cafe in Haydenville: Gluten-free and vegan dishes. BYOB. 268-7441

Friday, June 25th at Elmer’s Store in Ashfield: Local as possible, with an Asian accent: Asian-style baby back ribs in a sweet hoisin sauce; local Asparagus; local-vegetable stir-fry; local greens salad; locally made bread (AnnaBread). 10% of all dinner sales this night will be donated to The Conway School of Landscape Design. BYOB 628-4003

Friday & Saturday, June 25th-26th at Bread Euphoria in Haydenville: Sandwiches, salads, soups and pizza (including Gluten-Free pizza!).  Beer & wine available. 268-7757

BEST BET

4TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON TOWN FAMILY FUN DAY & TOWN TAG SALE: Saturday June 26th, 9am-3pm.  Small town goes all out big for annual event! Bird walk (at 6:30 AM), pancake breakfast (at 8:30 AM), Blessing of the Bikes (at 10 AM), face painting, free pony rides, bounce house, Cub Scouts car wash, Smokey the Bear, Jacob’s Pillow, The Eagles Band (at 1 PM), duck race, food and craft vendors, Becket Fire and Police department safety tips, activities, and give-aways for kids, and more! Proceeds benfit Friends of the Park. For more info, call RJ 413-623-5911 (rain date: 6/27).

BULLETIN BOARD

Deadline to enter to win: June 30th

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.

RE-USABLE SHOPPING BAGS FUNDRAISER: The Blandford Elementary School PTO is selling cute, re-usable shopping bags as a fundraiser. Click here for an order form.

GATEWAY IS OFFERING SUMMER ACADEMIC HELP: Students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to attend Gateway’s annual Summer Academic Support Program, which helps students prepare for MCAS exams and retests in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science and Technology/Engineering. Don’t worry – it’s fun, too!

Deadline to enter to win: June 30th

KEEPING KIDS SAFE THIS SUMMER: School is out and kids will be spending more times out-of-doors. Check out the Summer Safety Tips offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics—covering everything from suntan lotions to lawn mower safety.

USED INSTRUMENT AND MUSIC EQUIPMENT SALE: In early September, Artspace Community Arts Center in Greenfield will have a sale of used music instruments and equipment. They are seeking donated and consigned instruments and equipment for the sale. Proceeds will benefit Artspace’s financial aid program and STRINGS FOR KIDS. If you have an instrument (s) or equipment that you would like to donate or consign (50/50), call or email – 413-772-6811, info@franklyarts.com.

Deadline to enter to win: July 11th

PHOTO CONTEST: Mass Audubon Photo Contest. “Picture This: My Connection to Nature.” This contest calls for “striking digital images that highlight the beauty and diversity of Massachusetts wildlife, habitats, and people in nature.” There will be up to 24 winners (12 adults and 12 students) chosen by an esteemed panel of judges. Two Grand Prize Winners’ photos will be featured on the cover of a Mass Audubon publication. All winning photos will be displayed at a special event this fall at the Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center. Participants may submit up to five digital images taken in Massachusetts via Mass Audubon’s free public group on flickr®. Contest ends September 6, 2010. For complete rules, visit: http://www.massaudubon.org/picturethis.

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW

Amber Bobnar or Boston Children's Music has put together a sweet playlist for HFVS this week! Tune in every Saturday & Sunday - or anytime via Podcast!

This week on the HFVS our friend and recent collaborator, Amber Bobnar of Boston Children’s Music, puts together our playlist with her current top picks.  She’s featuring music by Alastair Mock, Ben Rudnick & Friends, Debbie & Friends, Flannery Brothers, Gustafer Yellowgold, Vanessa Trien, Little Groove, Joe’s Backyard Band, Leeny & Tamara, Mariana Iranzi and SteveSongs. 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

    Suggest an Event | Local Forecast | Free Museum Passes | Family Centers (Ages 0-4) | Movies in the Valley | Movies in the Berkshires | Farmers’ Markets | Listen Here

    Events Happening in the Hilltowns

    Saturday – 6/26

    FARMERS’ MARKETS

    Hilltown Family Variety Show6-10am – FAMILY RADIO: Special guest Amber Bobnar of Boston Children’s Music puts together our playlist this week with her current top picks. 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.

    8:30am-12:30pm – FARMERS’ MARKET: On the town green. Ashfield, MA (MARKET)

    9am-4pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Zoar Outdoor with be hosting a DemoFest – a chance to find out and test whitewater boats, with kids clinics, kayaking clinic, and more. 800-532-7483   www.zoaroutdoor.com Charlemont, MA (FREE)

    9am – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Washington Town Family Day and Town Tag Sale with music, food and activities for the whole family. townparkwashingtonma.blogspot.com Washington, 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 – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: A Wheelie Good Time on the Manhan Rail Trail – Bring Strollers, wagon, bikes, trikes or just your feet for a child friendly stroll along the Manhan Rail Trail with the Easthampton Family Center.  Meet on Payson Ave at the Easthampton Safety Complex. Picnic Snack provided after the stroll. 563-7672 Easthampton, MA (FREE)

    11am-5pm – HISTORIC ADVENTURES: Trolleyfest at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum – a celebration of the restoration of No. 10. Back again this year is the 10th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Militia Co. C Civil War reenactors, who will be encamped at the Buckland Railyard Friday night and Saturday. Besides the usual trolley car rides and pump car rides, activities include: Caboose rides, Displays of local agriculture and industry served by the trolley line, (yes the popular cider pressing will be back!), Additional railroad equipment display and Trolleyfest lunch. www.sftm.org Shelburne Falls, MA (>$)

    10am-3pm – AGRICULTURE FAIR:  Franklin County 4H Fair at the Franklin Co. Fairgrounds.  Dairy, sheep, beef, chickens, rabbits, drill team demonstration, Fire Department, meet some animals in petting area, activities for little ones, food and fun. Greenfield, MA

    10am-4pm – AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL: Lavender Festival at Johnson Hill Farm. Local artisans and crafters, demos, workshops, relaxed self-guided tour of farm.  625-6439 www.lavenderland.com Buckland, MA (FREE)

    10am-4pm - AGRICULTURE ADVENTURES: Farm and Garden Tour, a self-guided look at the secret gardens, working farms and special places in Conway and West Whately. Explore six private gardens and five unique farms, including an organic, horse-powered farm, an herbal apothecary garden, and a nationally-known miso farm. Artists’ studios will also be open, as well as the historic Boyden one-room schoolhouse in Conway. 625-9151 Conway/West Whately, MA ($$)

    11am-10pm – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Chicopee Fest-Of-All at Szot Park. www.festofall.com Chicopee, MA

    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-1:30pm – FATHER’S GROUP: Father’s support group at Cradle. Facilitated by David Ettleman.  Babies welcomed. Northampton, MA (FREE)

    12Noon-5pm & 7:30-9:30pm – ASTRONOMY: Astronomy Association will offer a solar program during the Chicopee Fest-Of-All at Szot Park.  Using their telescopes with solar filters, families will be able to see sun spots and different phases of the sun during the day, and in the evening the full moon up close – plus Saturn, Jupiter, and Messier clusters. www.amastro.org Chicopee, MA (FREE)

    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 – SCIENCE STUDIES: Amherst Solar will be set up with their telescopes on the Amherst Town Common all summer.  Stop by with the kids and see Sunspots, Prominences, Limb Darkening and more.  256-6234  amastro.org Amherst, MA (FREE)

    1-5pm – HISTORIC ADVENTURES: Tour the William Cullen Bryant Homestead. Explore the ancestral home of the great 19th-century poet, newspaperman, and essayist, and wander the grounds above the Westfield River. Try the “I Spy” family activity using a hands-on spy pack to discover the Homestead’s secrets. 634-2244 Cummington, MA (>$)

    2pm – READING PROGRAM: Going Green @ Your Library The annual summer reading program is “GOING GREEN” this year. Children from pre-school on can sign up at the Meekins and Haydenville Libraries. Participants will be able to create green crafts as well as enjoy making their own sundae! Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

    2pm - FAMILY CONCERT: Jay Mankita in the Lang Auditorium at the Westfield Athenaeum.  562-6158 x5 Westfield, MA

    2:30pm - TEEN/TWEEN READING: tnk grEn Sign-up for the Teen/Tween Summer reading program (ages 11 and up). Music, Crafts, games and refreshments! Meekins Library. Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

    7:30pm – MOVIES: Shelburne Falls: Pothole Pictures Film Series presents The Three Musketeers with Michael York, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Faye Dunaway. Directed by Richard Lester. 1974. Color. PG. 105 min. (51 Bridge Street) 625-2896 Shelburne Falls, MA (>$)

    8:45pm - DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Northfield Drive-In movie theater is featuring Toy Story 3 (G) as their first show, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13) as their second show this weekend. (603) 239-4054 www.northfielddrivein.com Northfield, MA ($)

    9:30pm – FIREWORKS: As part of the Chicopee Fest-Of-All celebration at Szot Park. www.festofall.com Chicopee, MA

    Sunday – 6/27

    Hilltown Family Variety Show7-8am – FAMILY RADIO: Encore episode of Saturdays Show (see above) 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.

    8am – WOMEN’S TRAIL RUN: Women of all levels are welcomed to a casual weekly trail run at the Chesterfield Gorge.   All distances/All levels welcome. Organized by Leslie Charles and Tanya Rapinchuk.  West Chesterfield, 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-4pm – AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL: Lavender Festival at Johnson Hill Farm. Local artisans and crafters, demos, workshops, relaxed self-guided tour of farm.  625-6439 www.lavenderland.com Buckland, MA (FREE)

    11am-4pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Free Family Day at the Clark celebrates the exhibition Picasso Looks at Degas with art activities, dance and theater performances, ice carving, and more; includes free admission to the museum. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark, 225 South Street. clarkart.edu 458-2303. Williamstown, MA (FREE)

    11am – FAMILY CONCERT: Easthampton’s own rockin’ family music band, The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.), are set to release their brand new CD, “Punk Rock, One Sock!!!” at the new Flywheel Arts Collective.  Easthampton, MA (>$)

    11am-5pm – ASTRONOMY: Astronomy Association will offer a solar program during the Chicopee Fest-Of-All at Szot Park.  Using their telescopes with solar filters, families will be able to see sun spots and different phases. www.amastro.org Chicopee, MA (FREE)

    11am-8pm – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Chicopee Fest-Of-All at Szot Park. www.festofall.com Chicopee, MA

    1-5pm – HISTORIC ADVENTURES: Tour the William Cullen Bryant Homestead. Explore the ancestral home of the great 19th-century poet, newspaperman, and essayist, and wander the grounds above the Westfield River. Try the “I Spy” family activity using a hands-on spy pack to discover the Homestead’s secrets. 634-2244 Cummington, MA (>$)

    2-4pm – IRISH DANCING: Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance and Irish Center will have their grand opening.  Dance demos and snacks. www.celticheelsdance.com Greenfield, MA

    3-5pm – PLAYGROUP: Join parents from the Northampton Parent Center at the Easthampton Community Gardens with Kate. 582.2636  Easthampton, MA (FREE) 3-5pm – PLAYGROUP: Join parents from the Northampton Parent Center at the Easthampton Community Gardens with Kate. 582.2636  Easthampton, MA (FREE)

    3-7pm – CULTURAL CELEBRATION: Noche de San Juan, a party in celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage in Holyoke. Live music and dance, good food, arts, crafts and other activities will be part of the fun for all ages at Heritage State Park (221 Appleton St.). Una fiesta en Heritage Park celebrando la cultura de Puerto Rico aqui en Holyoke. Habra musica, baile, comida, exhibiciones y espectaculos para toda la familia. 534-1723‎ Holyoke, MA

    8:45pm - DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Northfield Drive-In movie theater is featuring Toy Story 3 (G) as their first show, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13) as their second show this weekend. (603) 239-4054 www.northfielddrivein.com Northfield, MA ($)

    6 Comments

    1. June 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

      Monday – June 28th

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

      10am in Easthampton: Playgroup with families 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)

      10:30pm in Easthampton: Family Concert with Jay Mankita at the Emily Williston Memorial Library (9 Park St.). (FREE)

      12noon in Springfield: Communal reading and discussion of abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” An excellent supplement to America history curriculum for older students.Springfield Museums.

      12Noon – 1:30pm in Northampton: Mother-Mother Breastfeeding group hosted by a certified lactation consultant every Monday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. 582-2096 [FREE]

      1-2pm in Westfield: Forest Park brings its mobile zoo to Stanley Park, giving children the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife. They can pet every animal and ask questions about their natural environments and eating habits. Beveridge Pavilion. http://www.stanleypark.org (FREE)

      1-5pm in Shelburne Falls: Trolley Museum is open for a fun day of trolley car rides, pump car rides and more for the entire family. http://www.sftm.org

      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: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information. (>$)

      4:30-5:30pm in Northampton: The Forbes Library hosts a Manga/Anime Club. Drop-ins welcomed. In the children’s department. [FREE]

      5:30pm in Amherst: Cruise Nights at Atkins Farms. Weather permitting.

      6:30pm in South Hadley: Family Concert with Jay Mankita at the South Hadley Public Library (27 Bardwell St.). (FREE)

      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.

      7pm in Cummington: Grasshoppas in the Park Before Dark at Pettingill Park. Click here for more info. (FREE)

    2. June 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

      Tuesday – June 29th

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

      9:30-11:30am in Northampton: Parent-child gardening days with the NPC at the Northampton Community Garden. (FREE)

      10am in Greenfield: Sunshine Story Time for kids 5yo and under at the Greenfield Public Library. A weekly hour of stories, songs, puppets,and movement games with Kay Lyons. 772-1544 ext.5 [FREE]

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

      1pm in Lenox: Terry a la Berry and Friends at the Lenox Library. Beloved local musical performers, Terry a la Berry and Friends, perform interactive popular children’s songs in our Roche Reading Park. Bring a blanket, picnic and get ready for some fun! 637-0197 ext 105

      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 at the Amherst Cinema. ($)

      6-7:30pm in Charlemont: The Hilltown Youth Soccer League for kids age 6-12 starts at The Academy at Charlemont. Bring your kids and join the fun! 336-4386.

      6pm in Sunderland: The Sunderland Library will be screening The Princess and the Frog (G). (20 School St.) 665-2642 sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

      6:30pm in Westfield: Amelia Park Ice Arena is proud to present “Musical Moments In Amelia’s Garden” every Tuesday this summer. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful flowers, sunset, and music!

    3. June 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

      Wednesday – June 30th

      All Day in Florence: Half-price at Look Park.

      9:30-11:30am in Northampton: Toddler Time at the Forbes Library.

      10am in Florence: Franklin King III Children’s 2010 Entertainment Series at Look Memorial Park with Alex King of Jesters. http://www.lookpark.org (FREE w/park admission)

      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. Pre-registration is required: 582-2736, press “3” for Yoga

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

      12:30pm in Pittsfield: Berkshire Museum Discovery Program: What’s the Buzz? In Berkshire Backyard. Why do bees buzz, dance and wiggle? Find out in this gallery drop-in. 443-7171 (FREE w/museum admission)

      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.

      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: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information. (>$)

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

      4-6pm in Ashfield: Kids’ Market (FREE)

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

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

      5:30pm in Whately: The Whately Public Library kicks-off their summer reading program with comedian andmime, Robert Rivest. Everyone gets to laugh, make a scene, and learn ways to live green! (FREE)

      6pm in Sunderland: Live Birds of Prey with Tom Riccardi. All Ages. (20 School St.) 665-2642 sunderlandpubliclibrary.org (FREE)

      6:15pm in Becket: Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage. (FREE)

      6:30pm in Hadley: Animal Hijinks! Nature Program with Jen Lapis and Chris Poulin. Identify animal tracks, play animal gamers and learn about wildlife at the Goodwin Library. (50 Middle St.) 584-7451 (FREE)

      7pm in Northampton: The Sweetback Sisters perform on the lawn at the Forbes Library. In case of bad weather, the concert will take place in the Coolidge Museum, second floor of Forbes Library. (FREE)

    4. June 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Thursday – July 1st

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

      11am in Lenox: Alex the Jester at the Lenox Library (18 Main St.) Hilarious fun for all ages! New England libraries’ favorite performer – not to be missed! 637-0197 ext. 105 (FREE)

      11am in Greenfield: Martha Speaks Read-Aloud Book Club. This summer weekly story hour sponsored by WGBY and introduces children ages 4 to 7 to an engaging collection of dog-themed books and activities and helps develop an appreciation of the positive roles dogs play in our lives. 772 1544 ext.5 (FREE)

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

      1:30pm in Pittsfield: Gallery Cart Program at the Berkshire Museum: Animal Mummification. Pharaohs and priests of ancient Egypt weren’t the only mummies. Learn how and why animals were mummified alongside their human counterparts. 443-7171 (FREE w/museum admission)

      6:15pm in Becket: Roger C. Jeffrey/Subtle Changes at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage. (FREE)

      6-9pm in South Deerfield: Chandler’s Summer Concert Series & BBQ On the Chandler’s Patio (25 Greenfield Road). 665-1277 ($$)

      7pm in East Longmeadow: Summer Concert Series at East Longmeadow High School Athletic Field with Premier Brass Quintet. 525-3188

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

    5. June 26, 2010 at 8:41 am

      Friday – July 2nd

      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.

      10am in Westfield: Gerwick Puppets at Stanley Park performing Case of the Missing Woodpile. http://www.stanleypark.org (FREE)

      11am in Greenfield: Mother Goose on the Loose for Toddlers at the Greenfield Public Library. 772-1544 ext.5 (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: $2 per person. Call 684-0260 for more information. (>$)

      4:30pm in Greenfield: Pre-firework fun. Fireworks at 9:30pm at Beacon Field. (Rain Date: July 3rd)

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

      5:30pm in South Haldey: Cruise Nights at Butter Brook Park. Plan to join friends for supper—proceeds from food sales help to support park improvements, such as the new playground area now under development. Stroll through the park and enjoy classic cars, DJ music, refreshments, the company of neighbors and friends, and just being outdoors on a nice summer evening. Cruise nights are free and open to the public. friendsofbutterybrook@yahoo.com (FREE)

      6pm in Holyoke: Pre-firework activities at Holyoke Community College. Fireworks at dusk. (Rain Date: July 3rd)

    6. Anastasia Blaisdell said,

      June 25, 2010 at 11:10 am

      DANCEMEDITATION CLASS! STAURDAYS: JUNE 26TH AND JULY 3RD
      Wild Life Sanctuary, Florence, 221 Pine Street, 9:30-11:00 am $15 Drop-in Fee
      call Anastasia: 413-238-4499
      Come stretch, move, breathe relax, invigorate, open, integrate, and cultivate presence, and intimacy with ourselves. Dancemeditation is taught primarily non-verbally to drop out of our over-active, distracted mind. We will work with a variety of movement techniques such as fluid yoga, Deep State Motion, witness, partner and solo work, micro-movement, and expansive dancing! Come enjoy getting into your body. you will feel freer, and healthier mentally, spiritually, and physically when you leave!


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