Suggested Events 04/30/11-05/06/11

Discover fun and educational events happening this week in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast.

SUGGEST AN EVENT

May Day is Sunday and there are many celebrations happening throughout Western MA. This photo is during the goat naming ceremony at the Beltane Celebration last May Day at EarthSpirit in Worthington, MA. (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.

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On Saturday, April 3oth at 10:30am - FAMILY CONCERT: See Mister G along with Rani Arbo in concert at Flywheel! Great fun kids music for a good cause- proceeds benefit Sunnyside Child Care Center. 43 Main Street. 413-585-2293. Easthampton, MA. ($)

Following the concert, on Saturday, April 30th from 11am-4pm – EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: Easthampton Earth Day Festival at Eastworks (just a stones throw from Flywheel). Easthampton Energy & Sustainability Committee is hosting the City’s first Earth Day Festival. Music, food, workshops on energy efficiency, composting, and much more! 116 Pleasant Street. 413-949-3509. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

In the Pioneer Valley on Sunday, May 1st from 11am-4pm – RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Attend the Renaissance Fair hosted by the UMass Renaissance Center. There will be music, swordsmanship, falconry, and much more! 650 East Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

In the Hilltowns on Sunday, May 1st at 12noon – MAY DAY: Visit Running Fox Farm for a May Day celebration. There will be a May pole, planting of medicinal plants, potluck, games, and a fire. Festivities go all day long. 74 Thrasher Hill Road. 413-238-5340. Worthington, MA. (FREE)

In the Berkshires on Sunday, May 1st at 10:30am - MAY DAY FESTIVAL: Join the Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School in celebrating May Day with celebratory activities including a puppet performance, dancing, games, and a picnic (BYO)! 35 West Plain Road. 413-528-4015. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival! Three music stages 16 fabulous musical performances, including family concerts with The Nields, Mister G, Ben Rudnick and Friends, Sarah Pirtle and Lui Collins! - Great local food! - Kids-Made Craft Bazaar! - Solar powered stage! - Sustainable vendors! - May pole & Morris Dancers! - Kids under 12 free. All others only $5 per person!

On Saturday, May 7th in the Pioneer Valley from 10am-5pm – ASTRONOMY ADVENTURES: It’s Astronomy Day at the Springfield Museums!  There will be special planetarium shows, tours of the rooftop observatory, sunspot viewing through telescopes, and special demonstrations on asteroids.  21 Edwards Street.  413-263-6800.  Springfield, MA.  (FREE with museum admission)

Also on Saturday, May 7th in the Berkshires from 11am-3pm – SHEEP TO SHAWL: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (WRLF) will host its annual Sheep to Shawl Festival with time-honored crafts, local artisans, farm animals, and a focus on the region’s historic fleece and fiber industry. 671 Cold Spring Rd. 413-458-2494 Williamstown, MA (>$)

On Sunday, May 8th from 9:30am-5pm – LIVING HISTORY: Free admission for all mothers at Old Sturbridge Village!  Learn about important mothers from 1830, and learn about what mothering was like during the 19th century.  1 Old Sturbridge Village Road.  1-800-SEE-1830.  Sturbridge, MA.  (>$)

BULLETIN BOARD

OPEN HOUSE: The Ashfield Community Preschool invites you to their Open House on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-12noon. Come and meet their dedicated teachers who create a warm, loving environment for your children. Located in the heart of the hilltowns of Western MA, near the center of Ashfield, the preschool is a child centered, creative and loving environment surrounded by a large playground and enchanted woodland trails. The preschool is accepting applications for their summer and fall programs at this time. Full and half days available. For more information call 628-3248 or stop by on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-12Noon at 103 Baptist Corner Road, Ashfield, MA. acpres@verizon.net

Deadline to enter to win: May 6th

MEDICATION DISPOSAL: Do you or a family member have leftover medications that you no longer need?  On April 30th, medication disposal locations will be set up all over western Massachusetts!  Needles, lancets, syringes, thermometers, and IV bags will not be accepted, along with liquid medications and chemotherapy drugs.  All other medications can be brought to a disposal site between 10am and 2pm to be safely taken care of.  For a list of drop off locations click here.

SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: The Cambridge Science Festival begins on Saturday, April 30th! The festival celebrates Cambridge’s role as a hub of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and will make science fun, accessible, and interactive! The festival begins with an open house at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where families can take part in hundreds of STEM-related activities. Other events will take place throughout the week at locations all over Boston, including the Boston Museum of Science, Harvard University, the MIT Museum of Science, and the Cambridge Public Library. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the real-life applications of science! For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.cambridgesciencefestival.org.

Deadline to enter to win: May 6th

SURVIVAL CENTER: The Amherst Survival Center has many programs and services to offer besides food distribution! The center also offers hot lunch on weekdays from 12-1, including vegan and vegetarian options; a free store filled with donated clothing, household items, books, etc.; a free clinic on Mondays from 12-2 and Thursdays from 5-6; Family Nights on 1st and 3rd Mondays including arts and crafts and food; and movie nights most Thursdays with a light meal provided! The Survival Center also offers assistance with finding housing, health insurance, and food stamps. The center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11-3 and Thursdays from 11-7 and can be reached at 413-549-3968. It is located at 1200 North Pleasant Street.

TEEN THEATER AUDITIONS: High school aged students are invited to audition for the Majestic Theater’s summer children’s series in Springfield!  The shows performed will be Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and Peter and the Wolf; rehearsals begin June 27th and the final performance is August 17th.  In order to audition, students must prepare a monologue and a song with CD accompaniment, as well as be prepared for a cold reading.  Auditions will take place at the theater on May 14th from 12-3pm, and May 15th from 6-9pm.  Actors selected to perform will be provided a small stipend for their participation in the performances.  To schedule a time slot, call the theater directly at 413-747-7797.

RENT A BAND MEMBER: Do you have Spring Cleaning needs? Yard work? Odd jobs around the house that aren’t getting done? Get a jump on Spring Cleaning this year with: Rent a Hopkins Academy Band Member!  During the weekends of April 30 & May 1, May 7, and May 14 & 15, Hopkins Academy Band members could be working at your home tackling odd jobs, like raking and spring clean up, painting, moving wood, etc. In exchange for your generous contribution of $60, you will get a team of TWO hard working Band members for a TWO hour shift. All money earned will directly support the Hopkins Academy Band Trip to Florida.  Band members can come to your home or place of business on one of the five days at 9:00, 12:00, or 3:00 p.m. Call for more info: 413-387-0076 or 413-626-0568.

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW

Hilltown Family Variety ShowTune in every Saturday from 9-10am. Encore episodes are aired every Sunday from 7-8am. This week on the HFVS we will be rebroadcasting an episode with Ben Rudnick as our Guest DJ from a couple of years ago. 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.
  • 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!

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Hilltown Family Variety Show6-10am – FAMILY RADIO: 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.

8am – NATURE STUDIES: Help restore Atlantic Salmon in MA by stocking Salmon fry with MassWildlife at the North Branch Manhan. You will get wet!!! Some waders will be available for loan. A change of clothes is a good idea. You will be walking on slippery stream and river beds, up and down steep banks in chest or hip waders so you should be in good physical condition. Meet at Hampshire Regional High School. Call to confirm schedule: (508) 389-6331 Westhampton, MA (FREE)

8am-12noon – PLANT SALE: Visit the Florence Civic Center for River Valley Market’s spring plant sale. Both flower and vegetable seedlings will be available. Plants sold are from local farms and greenhouses. Hilltown Families will be there! Stop by and see us! Park Street. 413-584-2665. Florence, MA. (SALE)

9am – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Join your neighbors for a spring clean up of Belding Memorial Park. Meet at the bath house at Ashfield Lake and bring rakes, gloves and tarps. Lunch provided. 413-834-2465 Ashfield, MA (FREE)

9:30am-12:30pm & 1-4pm – STEM WORKSHOP: Sign up for a children’s class at the Springfield Museums! Today is the Junior Robotics Workshop for kids ages 6-8. 21 Edwards Street. 413-263-6800. Springfield, MA. ($)

10am – PARENT/TEEN WORKSHOP: Forbes Library hosts a Financial Funding workshop for teens (sophomore-senior year of high school) who will soon attend college and their parents. Learn all about the FAFSA form and how to maximize your family’s money when paying tuition. 20 West Street. 866-898-3112. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

10am – TRAIN RIDE: Take a ride on a train from Pittsfield to Lenox and back on the historic Housatonic Railroad as part of Pittsfield’s 250th anniversary celebration. Pre-ticketing only- tickets can be found at City Hall, the Colonial Theater, or the Berkshire Atheneaum. 232 West Housatonic Street. 413-443-7201. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

10am-12Noon – FAMILY DAY: Take the kids to Guyette Farm to build a blue bird house with the Franklin Land Trust. Call to register 413-625-9151 x108. Plainfield, MA ($)

10am-2pm – EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: Head to West Springfield for the town’s Earth Day Festival, held on the town common. There will be all sorts of Earth Day activities including bike safety inspections, eye glass and cell phone recycling, soil testing, kids activities, a raffle, and live music! West Springfield, MA. (FREE)

10am-2pm – FAMILY FESTIVAL: Attend GROW’s (Gathered Resources of Women) Family Festival! There will be tables from local vendors, a toy and children’s and maternity clothes swap, breastfeeding support, baby-wearing and cloth diapering demonstrations, kids activities, door prizes, and more. 175 Wendell Avenue. 413-443-7903. Pittsfield, MA. (DONATION)

10am-5pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURES: Celebrate Pittsfield’s 250th birthday at the Berkshire Museum. There will be face painting, a scavenger hunt, two performances from David Grover, and a birthday cake! 39 South Street. 413-443-7171. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

10:30am – ART ACTIVITY: Make an art project for mom at the Jones Library. This event is intended for kids ages 4-6 and their dads, so that mom’s present can be a surprise! 43 Amity Street. 413-259-3090. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

10:30am - FAMILY CONCERT: See Mister G along with Rani Arbo in concert at Flywheel! Great fun kids music for a good cause- proceeds benefit Sunnyside Child Care Center. 43 Main Street. 413-585-2293. Easthampton, MA. ($)

11am – FAMILY THEATER: Visit the Eric Carle Museum for Hampshire College Theater’s Seedling Productions performance of “Crick Crack,” a show developed from Haitian folktales. Written by Hampshire student Sarah Farnsworth-Kumli as part of her thesis, the interactive show takes children on a hunt for stories with their guide, Bouki. Best for kids kindergarten and under, but fun and entertaining for all! 125 West Bay Road. 413-685-1100. Amherst, MA. (FREE with museum admission)

11am-2pm – INTERNATIONAL DAY: Visit Holyoke Community Charter School for International Day! There will be live music, ethnic food, interactive displays, and a book launch/signing from two faculty members. 2200 Northampton Street. 413-533-0111. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

11am-3pm – MUSEUM ADVENTURE: Explore the natural world through art at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College! There will be tours, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and art activities including kite building and mask making. Barrett Hill Road. 413-542-2335. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

11am-4pm – EARTH DAY FESTIVAL: Easthampton Earth Day Festival at Eastworks. Easthampton Energy & Sustainability Committee is hosting the City’s first Earth Day Festival. Music, food, workshops on energy efficiency, composting, and much more! 116 Pleasant Street. 413-949-3509. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

11am-4pm – SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: MIT hosts an open house for families and students of all ages as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. There will be hundreds of free activities for visitors to enjoy and learn from including glass blowing and blimp races. (You may even run into a Nobel Laureate or an astronaut or the creator of the World Wide Web…) 77 Massachusetts Avenue. 617-253-1000. Cambridge, MA. (FREE)

11:30am-2:30pm – TOUCH A VEHICLE: Kids love all sorts fo emergency vehicles and trucks. Erving Elementary School PTO is hosting a Touch a Vehicle event at the school.  All welcomed. 28 Northfield Rd. Erving, MA (FREE)

12noon & 3pm – TRAIN RIDE: Take a ride on a train from Pittsfield to Lenox and back on the historic Housatonic Railroad as part of Pittsfield’s 250th anniversary celebration. Pre-ticketing only- tickets can be found at City Hall, the Colonial Theater, or the Berkshire Atheneaum. 232 West Housatonic Street. 413-443-7201. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

12noon-1:30pm – POSTPARTUM WORKSHOP: Attend a planning meeting for mothers and caregivers to form the Berkshire County Postpartum and Pregnancy Support Coalition! RSVP to liz@motherwoman.org. 48 Elizabeth Street. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

1-4pm – FAMILY FESTIVAL: Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum for Family Festival Day! The theme is moving pictures- learn all about animation styles and try out some animation for yourself. 9 Route 183. 413-298-4100. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

1:30pm – MUSICAL: Angelina Ballerina the Musical at the Academy of Music Theatre. 274 Main St. 413-584-9032 Northampton, MA ($$)

6pm – MOVIE NIGHT: Visit Owl and Raven for family movie night! See the movie “Matilda” and enjoy snacks and tea. Conz Street (Maplewood Shops). 413-341-3581. Northampton, MA. (>$)

7pm – FAMILY THEATER: Ja’Duke presents the musical “Doctor Dolittle” at Greenfield High School! 1 Lenox Avenue. 413-863-0001. Greenfield, MA. ($)



Sunday, May 1st, 2011

DAWN - MAY DAY GATHERING: Celebrate the coming of May at the Chesterfield Gorge. Welcome spring with song and dance. Ireland Street. West Chesterfield, MA. (FREE)

Hilltown Family Variety Show7-8am – FAMILY RADIO: Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA) airs encores the Hilltown Family Variety Show every Sunday morning. Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org.

10am-12noon – SPRING CLEANING: Help clean up downtown Turners Falls. Event begins at the Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 Avenue A. 413-863-3221. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

10:30am - MAY DAY FESTIVAL: Join the Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School in celebrating May Day! There will be all sorts of celebratory activities including a puppet performance, dancing, games, and a picnic (BYO)! 35 West Plain Road. 413-528-4015. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

11am – FUN RUN: Take part in the Daffodil Fun Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County! The event begins at Kendrick Park and is either a 5k walk or a 5k run. Live music and a barbecue will follow the race. East Pleasant Street. 413-259-3345. Amherst, MA. (FUNDRAISER)

11am-4pm – RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Attend the Renaissance Fair hosted by the UMass Renaissance Center. There will be music, swordsmanship, falconry, and much more! 650 East Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

12noon – MAY DAY: Visit Running Fox Farm for a May Day celebration. There will be a May pole, planting of medicinal plants, potluck, games, and a fire. Festivities go all day long. 74 Thrasher Hill Road. 413-238-5340. Worthington, MA. (FREE)

12noon-2pm – HEALTHY KIDS: Hampshire Regional YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day, a fun-filled event with field day activities, games and prizes, a nutrition workshop, bike safety, a bounce house, and more. 286 Prospect Street. 413-584-7086. Northampton, MA. (FREE)

1-3pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Learn all about fish and tadpoles through catch and release at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Wear waterproof boots. Registration required. 472 West Mountain Road. 413-637-0320. Lenox, MA. (>$)

1-4pm – CHICKENS: Visit Red Gate Farm to learn all there is to know about keeping chickens in your own backyard! Learn about hatching chicks, breeds of chickens, feed, and types of coops and other housing. Registration required, ages 12+. 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. ($)

2pm – DANCE PERFORMANCE: See dancers from five area dance school perform a show as a benefit for the Northampton Center for the Arts. The performance is child-friendly. 17 New South Street. 413-584-7327. Northampton, MA. ($)

2pm – FAMILY THEATER: Ja’Duke presents the musical “Doctor Dolittle” at Greenfield High School! 1 Lenox Avenue. 413-863-0001. Greenfield, MA. ($)

2-4pm – MUSIC: Old Time String Band at the Blue House Cafe (Route 9) with Karl Ferret and a crowd of “a-pickin’ and a-grinnin'” musicians. Menu available. 413-268-7441 Haydenville, MA (FREE)

6-7pm - TEEN/TWEEN: Looking for something interesting to keep your teen or tween occupied for the summer? Consider Red Gate Farm’s Youth Corps, an apprenticeship program for ages 12-15. Attendance at an informational meeting is required, and this is the last one! 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. (FREE)


Monday, May 2nd, 2011

8:45am-2:50pm – DANCE CLASS: Free jazz and bucket drumming class at the Abbott School! 56 North Country Road. 413-664-6023. Florida, MA. (FREE)

10-11:30am -FARM ADVENTURES: Visit Red Gate Farm for their Mornings on the Farm program! Visit the animals and do hands-on activities- new theme every week! 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. (>$)

3:45-4:30pm – LITERARY ADVENTURE: Be a part of the Magic Tree House Book Club at the East Springfield Branch Library! Club meetings include a fun activity relating to one of the Magic Tree House books. 21 Osborne Terrace. 413-263-6840. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

2:30-5 – TEEN/TWEEN: Teen and Tween Scene at Meekins Library! Visit for snacks, internet, homework help, Xbox, and Wii… as well as great books and movies! 2 Williams Street. 413-268-7472. Williamsburg, MA. (FREE!)

MONDAY PLAYGROUPS

  • Northampton 9:30-11:30am : Playgroup at the Northampton Parent Center. 413-582-2636 (FREE, DONATION)
  • Northampton 11:00am: Tummy Time at the Forbes Library. 413-587-1011 (FREE)
  • South Hadley 9:30-11am: Drop-in playgroups at the South Hadley Family Center at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Route 116, across from the Post Office in South Hadley Center. 7 Woodbridge St. 413-533-7096 (FREE)
  • Williamstown 10am: Play and Learn Group at the Williamstown Youth Center. (FREE)

MONDAY STORY TIMES

  • Northampton 10:30am: Storytime with Ellie at the Forbes Library. 413-587-1011 (FREE)

MONDAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Northampton 12Noon – 1pm: Mother-Mother Breastfeeding group hosted by a certified lactation consultant every Monday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. 413-582-2096 (FREE)

MONDAY OTHER ONGOING

  • Greenfield 2-3:50pm: Public ice skating at Collins/Moylan Arena (41 Barr Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-772-6891 ($)
  • Holyoke ♦ 12-2:20pm: Public ice skating at Fitzpatrick Arena (575 Maple St.) Skate rentals available. 413-532-2929 ($)
  • Montague 6:30pm: 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- 413-863-3214.
  • North Adams 5:30pm: Haskins Gym Group at the Haskins Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Springfield 11am-12:50pm: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.) Skate rentals available. 413-781-2599 ($)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

9:30am-5pm – HISTORY ADVENTURE: It’s Homeschool Day at Old Sturbridge Village! Visit the village and learn all about life in 1830. There will be special demonstrations and hand-on activities throughout the day. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. 800-SEE-1830. Sturbridge, MA. ($)

10:30-11:30am – KIDS MUSIC: Happy Dan the Music Man at Jones Library! Music, movement, instruments, and fun for 0-2 year-olds and their caregivers. 43 Amity Street. 413-259-1808. Amherst, MA. (FREE!)

4pm - KIDS CONCERT: Visit Cup and Top Cafe for a concert from children’s musician and puppeteer Tom Knight, whose songs include titles like “Classroom Boogie” and “Don’t Kiss a Codfish.” Tons of fun, plus delicious kid-friendly healthy food is available from the cafe! 1 North Main Street. 413-585-0445. Florence, MA. (DONATION)

4-7pm – TEEN: It’s Teen Night at the Otis Recreation Center! Come play board games, arcade games, and pool. Socialize and meet new people! 1 North Main Road. 413-269-0100. Otis, MA. (FREE)

5:30-8:30pm - SCIENCE FAIR: Check out (or participate in) the Western Massachusetts Homeschoolers Science Fair at Agawam Junior High! No registration is needed- just show up with your project on the night of the fair! Judging begins at 6. 68 Main Street. 413-733-2116. Agawam, MA. (FREE)

6-7:30pm – PARENT WORKSHOP: The Springfield Parent Academy hosts, “Who’s in Charge?” Author Judy Cohen will be facilitating the workshop, during which parents will discuss and learn about choices and consequences, setting boundaries, being good listeners, and being open to discussion. The workshop will take place at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library. 1187 Parker Street. 413-787-7485. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

6:30-8pm – HISTORY: Head to the Chicopee Public Library for a visit with a Civil War soldier! See replica Civil Way era items and learn about what a soldier’s life would have been like. 449 Front Street. 413-594-1800. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

TUESDAY PLAYGROUPS

  • Amherst ♦ 9am-1pm: Drop-in playgroup at the Amherst Family Center, downtown at the Unitarian Meetinghouse (121 North Pleasant St.). Use rear entrance. 413-256-1145 (FREE)
  • Belchertown ♦ 9:30am-12:30pm: The Belchertown Family Center (720 Franklin St.) is open for drop-in playgroups for families with children 0-5yo. 413-283-7594 www.belchertownfamilycenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • Easthampton ♦ 10-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Easthampton Family Center (43 Main St.). www.easthamptonfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Greenfield ♦ 10am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroups at the Greenfield Family Center (90 Federal St.). 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • North Adams ♦ 10am: Preschool Play and Learn Group at the Haskins Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Northampton ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Playgroup at the Northampton Parent Center. 413-582-2636 http://www.northamptonparentscenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • Sandisfield ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Playgroup at Sandisfield Old Town Hall. 413-644-0104 (FREE)
  • South Hadley ♦ 9:30-11am: Drop-in playgroups at the South Hadley Family Center at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Route 116, across from the Post Office in South Hadley Center (7 Woodbridge St.). 413-533-7096 www.shfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Sunderland ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Sunderland Elementary School (27 Old Amherst Rd.) 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • West Springfield ♦ 10am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroup at the First Congregational Church (20 Lathrop St.) for all parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. 413-734-7667 (FREE)
  • West Stockbridge ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Playgroup at W. Stockbridge Town Hall. Gym Fun. 413-644-0104 (FREE)

TUESDAY STORY TIMES

  • Florence 10am: Kulp Memorial Lap Sitting at the Lilly Library for youngest ones 413-587-1500 www.lillylibrary.org (FREE)
  • Florence 11am: Toddler Time at the Lilly Library. 413- 587-1500 www.lillylibrary.org (FREE)
  • Great Barrington ♦ 10:30am: Storytelling at Matrushka Toy Store for prek kids with nursery rhymes, puppet play and circle games. 309 Main St. 413-528-6911 (FREE)
  • Greenfield 10-11am: Pre-School Storyhour at the Greenfield Public Library (402 Main Street). Mrs. Sally Ahearn leads this story time for children ages 5 and under. 413-772-1544 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org (FREE)
  • Lenox 11am: Toddler Story Time at the Lenox Library (18 Main Street). Story Time is for children age 18 months to 3 years. Children & their caregivers sing songs, learn finger plays & listen to a story. Following the structured program, participants are invited to stay so that the children can play together & their caregivers can visit. (FREE)

TUESDAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Amherst 9am-12Noon: Grandparent support group at the Unitarian Meeting House (121 North Pleasant St.) Amherst Family Center with Ann Marie Meltzer. (FREE)
  • Leverett ♦ 7:30-9pm: MOCAI’s Women’s Circle at the Quaker Meeting House (Long Plain Rd.) Weekly drop-in circle for women of color. Circles host a range of activities to suport and build community, with monthly guest facilitators. Babies in arms welcomed. No childcare. http://www.mocai.org (FREE)
  • North Adams ♦ 10am: Berkshire Nursing Families at the Haskin Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Northampton 10:15-12:15am: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group at the Community Action Building (56 Vernon St.). Confidential drop-in group for mothers of infants and babies up to one year old who are experiencing a challenging postpartum time. Expectant mothers welcome. Free childcare up to four years old. 413-253-8990 wwwmotherwoman.org (FREE)
  • Northampton 1-3pm: New Mothers Circle at Cradle. 413-341-5282 www.cradlefamily.com (FREE)

OTHER TUESDAY ONGOING

  • Amherst 2:15pm: Baby-friendly movie screening at the Amherst Cinema. ($)
  • Florence 4:30pm: I Can Read Book Club at the Lilly Library. 413-587-1500 www.lillylibrary.org (FREE)
  • Greenfield 2-3:50pm: Public ice skating at Collins/Moylan Arena (41 Barr Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-772-6891 ($)
  • Holyoke ♦ 11am-12:50pm & 1-2:50pm: Public ice skating at Fitzpatrick Arena (575 Maple St.) Skate rentals available. 413-532-2929 ($)
  • Huntington 9:30-11:30am: School Readiness Program at the Gateway Family Center. 413-667-2203 www.hchcweb.org (FREE)
  • Pittsfield 12:30pm: Chow Time in the aquarium at 12:30pm at the Berkshire Museum. 413-443-7171 www.berkshiremuseum.org (FREE w/museum admission)
  • Springfield 10:45am-12:35pm: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.) Skate rentals available. 413-781-2599 ($)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

9:30am-12noon - FARM ADVENTURES: Homeschool Half Day at Red Gate Farm! Explore a central theme through structured and unstructured play. 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. ($)

1:15-2:15pm – ANIMAL ADVENTURES: It’s owl time at the Carnegie Library! Learn all about local owls through science and art activities. Lead by educator Rachel Roberts. 201 Avenue A. 413-863-3214. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

6-8pm - PARENT WORKSHOP: The Springfield Parent Academy presents, “Rebuilding Your Discipline Toolbox,” a seminar for parents during which they can discuss and learn about the most effective discipline techniques for today’s children with Bill Corbet. The seminar will take place in the auditorium at Kiley Middle School. 180 Cooley Street. 413-787-7485. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

7:30pm – TEENS/ADULTS: Learn about medicinal herbs at the Hilltown Sustainability Group Meeting! Herbalist Sarah Stockwell-Arthen will provide a talk on what plants to grow or forage for medicinal use. The meeting will take place at the Village Congregational Church. 32 Main Street. 413-634-5508. Cummington, MA. (FREE)

WEDNESDAY PLAYGROUPS

  • Amherst 9am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroup at the Amherst Family Center, downtown at the Unitarian Meetinghouse (121 North Pleasant St.). Use rear entrance. 413-256-1145 (FREE)
  • Belchertown ♦ 9:30am-12:30pm: The Belchertown Family Center (720 Franklin St.) is open for drop-in playgroups for families with children 0-5yo. 413-283-7594 www.belchertownfamilycenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • Cummington ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Cummington Family Center, located in the rear of the Cummington Community House on Main St. www.cummingtonfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Greenfield 10am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroups at the Greenfield Family Center (90 Federal St.). 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • Huntington 10am-12Noon: Drop in playgroup at the Gateway Family Center. 413-667-2203 www.hchcweb.org (FREE)
  • Lenox 9:30-11:30am: Playgroup at Lenox Community Center. 644-0104 (FREE)
  • North Adams ♦ 10am: Toddler Play and Learn Group at the Haskin Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Northampton ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Playgroup at the Northampton Parent Center. 413-582-2636 http://www.northamptonparentscenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • South Hadley 11am-12Noon: Parent with infant group at the South Hadley Family Center at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Route 116, across from the Post Office in South Hadley Center (7 Woodbridge St.). 413-533-7096 www.shfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Turners Falls 9:30am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroup at the Gill-Montague Family Center (78 Avenue A). 413-863-4805 (FREE)
  • Ware 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroups at the Ware Family Center in the United Church of Ware building (49 Church St.). 413-967-8127 (FREE)

WEDNESDAY STORY TIME

  • Chesterfield ♦ 10:15am: : Children’s story hour at the Chesterfield Public Library. 413-296-4735 (FREE)
  • Leverett 10:30am: Children’s story hour at the Leverett Library. www.leverettlibrary.org
  • New Marlborough 10am: Library Story hour. 413-644-0104 (FREE)
  • Northampton 11am: Toddler Time at the Forbes Library. 413-587-1011 (FREE)
  • Northampton 4pm:Parenting/Baby Group at the Forbes Library. Call to pre-register. 413-587-1011 (FREE)
  • Northfield 10am: Story time at the Northfield Public Library. with stories, crafts and snacks. 413-498-2455 www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org (FREE)
  • Stockbridge ♦ 10am: Stores and crafts led by Vicky Cooper at the Stockbridge Library. (FREE)
  • Williamsburg 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the Meekins Library with Children’s Librarian Rochelle Wildfong. (FREE)

WEDNESDAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Amherst 9:45-11:15am: MotherWoman Group: Getting Real About Motherhood. Expectant mothers welcomed. The are snacks and childcare for kids 4yo & younger. MotherWoman trained facilitator in the basement of the Unitarian Church (Amherst Family Center). Run by a MotherWoman trained facilitator. 413-253-8990 www.motherwoman.org (FREE)
  • Holyoke ♦ 1pm: MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group at Midwifery Care of Holyoke (230 Maple St.). 413-534-2700 (FREE)

OTHER WEDNESDAY ONGOING

  • Amherst 10:30-11:45am: Momma and Baby Yoga (Start after 7 weeks postpartum) at the CDH outpatient offices at 170 University Drive. Pre-registration is required: 413-582-2736, press “3” for Yoga
  • Cummington ♦ 5-7:30pm: Fiber Fanatics Group Meeting every Wednesday at the Old Creamery. Bring any portable fiber work (sewing, mending, knitting, crocheting, etc.). Great intergenerational opportunity for young fiber artists & sewers. Call Susi before going to confirm: 413-634-5071 445 Berkshire Trail (Rte. 9) (FREE)
  • Greenfield ♦ 12Noon-1:40pm: Public ice skating at Collins/Moylan Arena (41 Barr Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-772-6891 ($)
  • Hadley 10-11:30am: Rollerskate with Tiny Tot Romp, Stop, ‘n’ Roll Skate and Play at Interskate 91 North (Hampshire Mall). Strollers welcome. Parent’s don’t have to wear skates. For Ages 6 & under. 413-586-2737 www.interskate91.com(>$)
  • Holyoke ♦ 12:30-2:20pm: Public ice skating at Fitzpatrick Arena (575 Maple St.) Skate rentals available. 413-532-2929 ($)
  • Northampton 1pm: Baby-friendly movie screening at the Pleasant Street Theater. ($)
  • Northampton 4:30pm: Yo-Yo School at A2Z. Come visit yo-yo school and learn to yo-yo for free with A2Z. (FREE)
  • Springfield 10:30am-12:20pm: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.) Skate rentals available. 413-781-2599 ($)

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

9-10am – PARENT WORKSHOP: Join the Springfield Parent Academy for an informal “Parent Chat” about ideas and suggestions for family activities. The workshop will take place at the Parent Information Center at the Milton Bradley School, and parents will be able to chat with the group facilitators, network with other parents, and take advantage of the literature available in the resource center. 22 Mulberry Street. 413-787-7485. Springfield, MA. (FREE!)

9am-12noon – COFFEE TASTING: Visit Cup and Top Cafe for a free coffee tasting with Dean Cycon of Dean’s Beans, an organic and fair-trade coffee company. Kids can play in their playspace while you sample different roasts and learn about the social change work that Dean’s Beans is helping with worldwide. Florence, MA (FREE)

3:30-4:30pm – ANIMAL ADVENTURES: Learn all about the life cycle of frogs at the Greenfield Public LIbrary! Lead by Rachel Roberts, the event will teach kids through science and art activities. 402 Main Street. 413-772-1544. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

6-7:30pm – PARENT WORKSHOP: The Springfield Parent Academy hosts, “Move From Stressed to Best,” a workshop in which parents can learn how to effectively deal with the stresses of parenting. The course is provided by the Behavioral Health Network and will take place at the Forest Park Branch Library. 380 Belmont Avenue. 413-787-7485. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

THURSDAY PLAYGROUPS

  • Amherst 9am-1pm: Drop-in playgroup at the Amherst Family Center, downtown at the Unitarian Meetinghouse (121 North Pleasant St.). Use rear entrance. 413-256-1145 (FREE)
  • Belchertown ♦ 9:30am-12:30pm: The Belchertown Family Center (720 Franklin St.) is open for drop-in playgroups for families with children 0-5yo. 413-283-7594 www.belchertownfamilycenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • Cummington ♦ 10am-12Noon: Babygroup for newborn to walking at the Cummington Family Center, located in the rear of the Cummington Community House on Main St. www.cummingtonfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Great Barrington 1-3pm: Infant/Toddler Playgroup Group at the CHP Family Services Building (442 Stockbridge Rd.) 413-644-0104 www.communityhealthprograms.org (FREE)
  • Northampton ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Music class at the Northampton Parent Center. 413-582-2636 http://www.northamptonparentscenter.org (FREE, DONATION)
  • Northampton 1pm: Baby playgroup at the Forbes Library. 413-587-1011 (FREE)
  • South Hadley 9:30-11am: Drop-in playgroups at the South Hadley Family Center at All Saints’ Episcopal Church on Route 116, across from the Post Office in South Hadley Center (7 Woodbridge St.). 413-533-7096 www.shfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Sunderland 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Sunderland Elementary School (27 Old Amherst Rd.) 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • Ware9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroups at the Ware Family Center in the United Church of Ware building (49 Church St.). 413-967-8127 (FREE)

THURSDAY STORY TIME

  • Amherst 10:30am: Preschool Story Time at the Jones Library in the Children’s Room. www.joneslibrary.org (FREE)
  • Dalton 10am: Story time at the Dalton Free Public Library (462 Main St.) for preschool kids. 413-684-6112 (FREE)
  • Florence 10am: Pre-school Story Time at the Lilly Library. 413- 587-1500 www.lillylibrary.org (FREE)
  • Hatfield 11:00am: Preschool story hour lead by Carolyn Mazel at the Hatfield Library (39 Main St.). Geared to ages 3-5, each story hour includes books, songs, finger plays, a play along with musical instruments, and a simple craft. 413-247-9097 (FREE)
  • Lee 10:30-11am: Story time at the Lee Library (100 Main St.) for kids 2.5-5yo and their caregivers. 413-243-0385 (FREE)
  • Lenox ♦ 11-11:45am: Preschool Story-Craft for children ages three to five at the Lenox Library Association featuring stories, songs and follow-along activities followed by a craft related to the story. 413-637-0197 x105 (FREE)

THURSDAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Greenfield 10am-12Noon: Grandparent Support Group at the Greenfield Family Center (90 Federal St.). 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • Northampton ♦ 6pm : Single Parent Support Group at Cradle. 341-5282 (FREE)

OTHER THURSDAY ONGOING

  • Great Barrington 9am: Kids’ Kitchen with Melanie Seserman at the CHP Family Services Building (442 Stockbridge Rd.). A cooking class for kids 2.5-5yo to learn about healthy food choices. www.communityhealthprograms.org 413-644-0104 (FREE)
  • Greenfield 2-3:50pm: Public ice skating at Collins/Moylan Arena (41 Barr Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-772-6891 ($)
  • Holyoke ♦ 12:30-2:20pm: Public ice skating at Fitzpatrick Arena (575 Maple St.) Skate rentals available. 413-532-2929 ($)
  • North Adams 11:30am: Teen to 23 Group at the Haskins Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Northampton ♦ 3:45-4:30pm: Karma hosts a children’s yoga class for kids ages 6-10yo. Stretches, poses and yoga/theater games. Pre-register. 413-727-8143 http://www.bekarma.com Northampton, MA ($)
  • Springfield 10:45am-12:35pm: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-781-2599 ($)

Friday, May 6th, 2011

10-11am - KIDS MUSIC: Happy Dan the Music Man: Sing With Your Baby Music, Movement, Instruments, and Fun for 0-2 year olds at the Clapp Memorial Library. 413-259-1808 Belchertown, MA (>$ DONATION)

11am-5pm – PLANT SALE: Select plants to buy from over 5,000 different plants at the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual plant sale! Along with the plants, vendors will on site selling antiques, home furnishings, and garden gifts, and there will be a designer flower show as well. 5 West Stockbridge Road. 413-298-3826. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

1-2pm – BABY YOGA: Bring your baby to baby-friendly yoga at Forbes Library!  Babies of all ages are welcome as long as they can be cared for while moms practice.  Space is limited so pre-registration is suggested.  20 West Street.  413-587-1010.  Northampton, MA.  (FREE)

2-4pm – HOMESCHOOL PLAYGROUP: Homeschool playgroup at the Worthington Town Hall!  Meet up for playtime with other homeschool families, and feel free to bring games and activities to share!  Route 112.  413-238-4424.  Worthington, MA.  (FREE)

4-4:45pm - FARM ADVENTURES: Take part in Red Gate Farm’s Young Farmers program! Help the farmers out with afternoon chores and meet the farm animals. 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. (FREE)

6pm - PARENT WORKSHOP: TDS Center for Communication and Social Learning presents a Social Skills Presentation! Learn about what happens in a Social Skills Group and take part in sample hands-on social skills activities! There will also be Q&A time. The workshop will take place at the First Church of Christ. 763 Longmeadow Street. 413-323-0550. Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

6-9pm – KIDS NIGHT: It’s Kids’ Night at the Otis Recreation Center! Kids age 8-14 are invited to come socialize and play arcade games, board games, and pool. 1 North Main Road. 413-269-0100. Otis, MA. (FREE)

7pm – iPAD WORKSHOP: Learn all about the Apple iPad and how it can be helpful to children with special needs! iPads will be available to borrow for viewing unique special needs apps. The workshop will take place at the First Church of Christ and is presented by the TDS Center for Communication and Social Learning. 763 Longmeadow Street. 413-323-0550. Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

7-8:30pm – NATURE STUDIES: Head to Red Gate Farm for a Nocturnal Pond exploration program! Learn all about the aquatic life at the farm, including tadpoles, peepers, and other spring life! Pre-registration requested. 4 Norman Road. 413-625-9503. Buckland, MA. (>$)

7:30pm – ASTRONOMY ADVENTURE: Take part in the Stars Over Springfield program at the Springfield Museums! Learn all about the planet Saturn and use the museum’s observatory! If the sky is overcast, there will be a planetarium show instead. 21 Edwards Street. 413-263-6800. Springfield, MA. (>$)

FRIDAY PLAYGROUPS

  • Amherst 9am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroup at the Amherst Family Center, downtown at the Unitarian Meetinghouse (121 North Pleasant St.). Use rear entrance. 413-256-1145 (FREE)
  • Colrain 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Colrain Community Church (306 Main Rd.). 413-475-1553 (FREE)
  • Cummington ♦ 9:30-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Cummington Family Center, located in the rear of the Cummington Community House on Main St. www.cummingtonfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Easthampton ♦ 10-11:30am: Drop-in playgroup at the Easthampton Family Center (43 Main St.). www.easthamptonfamilycenter.org (FREE)
  • Huntington 3pm: Drop in playgroup at the Gateway Family Center. 413-667-2203 www.hchcweb.org (FREE)
  • North Adams 10am: Baby Group at the Haskins Community Center (210 State St.). 413-663-6593 (FREE)
  • Stockbridge 9am : The Berkshire Day School (Route 183) welcomes all to a Music & Me playgroup for kids 2-4yo. This is an hour long circle time with sing-alongs, story and crafts. 413-637-0755 www.berkshirecountryday.org (FREE)
  • Turners Falls 9:30am-12Noon: Drop-in playgroup at the Gill-Montague Family Center (78 Avenue A). 413-863-4805 (FREE)

FRIDAY STORY TIME

  • Colrain 11am: Preschool story hour at the Griswold Memorial Library. 413-624-3619 (FREE)
  • Florence 10am: Mother Goose: Music, Stories and Movement – at the Lilly Library. 413-587-1500 www.lillylibrary.org (FREE)
  • Greenfield 11am: Mother Goose on the Loose makes early learning lots of hands-on fun with songs, rhymes, and activities geared for the 3 and under audience. www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org (FREE)

FRIDAY PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Greenfield ♦ 10-11:30am: Franklin County Postpartum Support Group: This is Harder Than I Thought. At the Community Action Family Center (90 Federal St.). Drop-in for mothers of infants and babies experiencing postpartum. Expecting mothers welcomed. 413-774-1000 x2015
  • Northampton  9:30-11am: La Leche League of Northampton meets at Cradle (3rd Floor in Thornes). 413-586-5627 (FREE)

OTHER FRIDAY ONGOING

  • Amherst 9:30am: Pre-school Spanish immersion program for kids under 6yo at the First Baptist Church. 954-829-5233 (FREE)
  • Greenfield 2-3:50pm: Public ice skating at Collins/Moylan Arena (41 Barr Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-772-6891 ($)
  • Holyoke ♦ 9:30-10:30am:Read to Grow preschool program at the Children’s Museum (444 Dwight St.). 413-536-5437 (>$)
  • Holyoke ♦ 1-2:50pm: Public ice skating at Fitzpatrick Arena (575 Maple St.) Skate rentals available. 413-532-2929 ($)
  • Pittsfield 10am & 11am: Aquarium Adventures. Each week children ages 2-4 meet a different animal from Berkshire Museum’s aquarium and watch as their new friend enjoys a meal. Story time is included. Free with Museum admission.
  • Springfield 10:30am-12:20pm: Public ice skating at Smead Arena (1780 Roosevelt Ave.). Skate rentals available. 413-781-2599 ($)
  • Springfield 2pm: Planetarium show at the Springfield Museum. 413-263-6800 www.springfieldmuseums.org(>$)

4 Comments

  1. May 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Wednesday, May 4th at 2pm in Worthington, MA (FREE)

    Dinosaurs, Dunes and Drifting Continents
the geology of Worthington 
and the Connecticut River Valley Region with Professor Richard Little at the RH Conwell Community Education Center.

    This program covers 600 million years of geologic history illustrating how Worthington and the Connecticut Valley Region evolved into the beautiful rocks and landscapes we see today.  Learn about where we were before Pangea and how the break-up of this “supercontinent” resulted in the Connecticut Valley and the surrounding hilltowns.  Chesterfield Gorge, armored mud balls, dinosaurs, lava flows, glaciers, Lake Hitchcock, and our human links to our local geology are all covered, abundantly illustrated and with humor in this fast-paced program. Samples of the rare armored mud balls preserved in Mesozoic sedimentary rock, plus lava and Dinosaur footprints will be brought to the program and will be available for touching.

    RH Conwell Community Education Center, 147 Huntington Road, Worthington
    http://www.conwellcec.org

  2. April 30, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Community Sing Along at the Westhampton Library
    On Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. there will be an opportunity for those who enjoy singing to join others at the library for some music. If you play an instrument, bring it along. If you would like to bring a song to share, please bring at least 10 copies of the music to add to our binders. (Or bring at least one copy and we’ll make copies!) Also, if you have a copy of Rise Up Singing, bring that along as well!

  3. April 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Friday, May 6th in Amherst, MA (FREE)

    RVSP by Tuesday, May 2nd

    Next Friday, May 6th, there will be a free Chemistry Demonstration Show at the UMass Integrated Sciences Building (Room 135) in Amherst (661 North Pleasant St.). The show is open to all students, parents & teachers of all ages. Presented by the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, the goal of the show is to show that chemistry can be interesting and fun, and to foster an interest in science in students. There will be a variety of different chemistry demonstrations conducted and by UMass faculty will be on hand to answer questions. There will be (controlled, safe & exciting) explosions, colorful experiments, and some hands-on science! RSVP by May 2nd to Raina at 413-545-3757

  4. April 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    The GROW’s Family Festival is a suggested donation and you don’t have to give to the swap to take (just need to show up early for the good stuff).


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