Suggested Events for February 14th-20th 2015

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Family Volunteer Days

February Family Volunteer Day takes place on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-8pm.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts & Hilltown Families present Family Volunteer Days! Each month, families are invited to attend a monthly volunteer session to help sort food, take part in educational activities, and learn how to take actions to help fight hunger. This is an opportunity for Hilltown Families participating families to volunteer together with their community, engaged in service-based learning while supporting an important local cause! Family Volunteer Days are held once a month and are open to everyone. Our next Family Volunteer Day takes place on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-8pm. Families may stay for all or some of the event. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Click here to sign up! Hatfield, MA (FREE)

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Feb 14

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? Run around and look silly in snowshoes of course! On February 14 (Valentine’s Day), you can join the Hilltown Land Trust and The Trustees of Reservations for Snowshoe Shenanigans from 10am-12pm at Notchview Reservation in Windsor. There will be 1km relay and snowshoe races, as well as a kids obstacle course! Everyone is invited to enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores next to a warm fire. Prizes will be awarded for race categories including the most outrageous outfit! Members, $10/ or $25 family max; Non-members $15 or $35 family max. Foul weather date is Sunday, February 15. To reserve snowshoes, email hltlandsteward@ttor.org or call 413-628-4485 ext. 4 FMI: www.hilltown-land-trust.org/events/snowshoe

Feb 14-28

Share the Love this Valentine’s Day! Oak Meadow is offering 10% off enrollment and 15% off materials in their Bookstore from February 14 to 28. Their student-centered, nature-based homeschooling curriculum for students in K-12 allows families to set their own natural rhythm of learning and encourages creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects. Use their curriculum independently or enroll in their fully accredited distance learning school.

Feb Vac Week

Join us at The Carle vacation week! A Madeline Weekend Celebration on Feb 14 & 15 kicks off the weekend with films, story readings, art projects and visits from Madeline! See Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans before it closes on Feb 22! Weeklong fun includes live theatre from the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School on Feb 17, 18 & 19, a special storytime with author/illustrator Jane Dyer on Feb 18, and CactusHead Puppets performs The Pied Piper of Hamelin on Feb 20! Open on Monday, Feb 16 too! Enjoy art making, scavenger hunts and more! For additional information or to purchase event tickets, please contact 413-658-1126 or visit www.carlemuseum.org The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W. Bay Road. Amherst, MA.

Feb Vac Week

Fight cabin fever with the Springfield Museums’ “All About Animals” programs during school vacation, with lots of family shows, hands-on science and art activities, and live animal programs, including opportunities to see live owls and a live wolf up close! Discover the hidden lives of forest animals at the new “Animal Secrets” exhibit at the Science Museum. And don’t miss Above the Fold, the breathtaking origami exhibit by master folders from around the world at the D’Amour Museum. For information, visit www.springfieldmuseums.org

Feb Vac Week

Winter is a great time for your kids to be creative and learn how to throw on the potters’ wheel with Kathryn Kothe Roszko of CyclePottery in her new studio in Florence at 225 Nonotuck St. Unit A. Only 4 students in all classes! February Vacation Week Workshop for ages 9+ held Wed-Fri. Choose half day, 9-12 for $135, or full day, 9-2 for $225. New 6wk session (6 classes) of Beginner Wheelthrowing Kids’ Classes for ages 7+ starting March 3rd: Tuesdays 4-5:30, and March 5th: Thursdays 3:30-5 for $150. All class and workshop fees include the clay, Kathryn Trimming (for the youngest), glazing and firing. Paint Your Own Pottery Workshops and Kids’ Night Out coming soon! More info: 413-219-9594; kathryn@cyclepottery.com; www.CyclePottery.com

Feb 16-18 & Jun 22

Central Rock Gym in Hadley invites your children to participate in their Vacation Program sessions! Sessions are offered Feb 16-18 and this summer starting June 22 for ages 7-13. The program focuses on climbing for all skill levels and includes an emphasis on problem solving and team building initiatives. Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of climbing techniques and will learn how to belay. In addition, they will have the chance to engage in exciting games and group activities, such as the “Flying Squirrel” and “Nitro Crossing.” The fun week of climbing concludes with a pizza party on the final day. Register www.centralrockgym.com under “Programs & Events.” Hadley@centralrockgym.com.

Accepting applications for fall 2015. The Bement School founded in 1925 and located in Deerfield is a co-educational junior boarding and day school serving 220 students in kindergarten through grade 9. Bement’s rich, traditional curriculum motivates and challenges students with strong academics, a renowned fine arts program, and a diverse athletic program. Students participate in athletics and fine arts every day. The pervasive atmosphere at Bement is that of a family, learning and living together. Bement actively seeks an academically diverse, international, and multi-cultural student body. For information on how to apply, financial aid, our upcoming Kindergarten Screenings, or to arrange a visit to campus, call 413-774-4209 www.bement.org

Jun 8 – Aug 17

Our Place Summercamp gets kids off the screen and into the green. For 5 days campers hike, climb, wade and swim “our place”: the 5 ecoregions of the Nonotuck biome. These activities aren’t just “fun”—they’re designed to increase camper’s perceptual abilities, stimulate their critical thinking skills, inspire their creative imaginations, and counteract “nature deficit disorder.” Campers go from site to site—mountains, forests, brooks, industrial brownfields, you name it—on an adventurous, inquiry-based investigation into our living land. Through active physical and mental engagement with “our place,” they gain a deep and lasting appreciation of it—and themselves. Jun 8-Aug 17; Age/Grade Range: 1st-8th grades. 774-526-6507. info@biocitizen.org

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MARKET YOUR SUMMER CAMP: In an effort to connect families with summer camps & programs in the region, Hilltown Families is offering camps and programs a chance to partner with us in their online marketing with a special enhanced publicity offer. On Sunday, March 15th, 2015, Hilltown Families will be featuring camps in the region on Hilltown Families with a special post titled: 2014 Summer Camps and Programs in Western MA. Find out more about this targeted marketing opportunity HERE. Take advantage of our Early Rate by signing your camp/program today!

Check our eNewletter this week for details on these upcoming events and how you can enter for a chance to win tickets.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes two family-friendly events for February School Vacation Week: Going to the Farm with Spot and Bill Blagg’s 10 Illusions at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA… and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to both! Check our eNewletter this week for details on these upcoming events and how you can enter for a chance to win tickets. Not yet subscribed to our eNewsletter? Sign up here and receive it every Thursday for highlights, updates and giveaways exclusive to our subscribers!

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February 14th-20th, 2015

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Events Happening in the Hilltowns

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Ongoing Saturday Events

Hilltown Family Variety Show9-10am – HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW: Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org. Charity Kahn guest DJs a special Valentine’s Day Episode. Encore of Saturday’s broadcast airs Sunday morning from 7-8am and podcast is posted here on Hilltown Families immediately following Sunday’s broadcast. Listen to the Hilltown Family Variety Show podcasts anytime. Click here to choose from over 7 years!

Saturday, February 14, 8am-12noon – ICE FISHING: Kids ages 15 and under can attend the Ashfield Rod and Gun Club‘s 24th Annual Children’s Ice Fishing Derby at the Ashfield Lakehouse. Come try out ice fishing and compete for prizes, or watch others. At 12noon, head to Sanderson Academy for lunch. Call for more info. 413-628-4400. 141 Buckland Road. Ashfield, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 8am-8pm – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Easthampton WinterFest is February 14, with loads of great events for community members of all ages! Start off the day at a pancake breakfast, then do craft activities, get your photo taken with Frozen characters, explore Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, participate in a snowman-making contest, see historic movies, participate in a chili cook-off, go on a horse-drawn wagon ride, see an ice harvest and ice carving, watch a family movie, enjoy the Fire and Ice Art Walk, attend a community bonfire, and much more. This event gives people of all ages a chance to participate in fun winter activities while discovering some of the wonderful things their community has to offer. More information can be found on the WinterFest website. Downtown. Easthampton, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 8:30am-5pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: The Westfield Athenaeum will have a craft table at the library today, open to kids of all ages. Come make a craft at the library or to take home and complete. 413-568-7833. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm – LEGOS: Kids can creative with LEGOs at JFK Middle School on February 14. They will be given instruction, design challenges, and competitions with electronic LEGO Technic components. This is a great chance for kids to learn about engineering as they design and build their own electronic LEGO projects. The program for kids in grades K-2 is 9am-12noon, and the program for those in grades 3-5 is from 1pm-4pm. Register in advance. 413-587-4900. Florence, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 9:30am-12:30pm – HISTORY/RESTORATION: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and the Williamstown Historical Museum are working together to restore an antique horse-drawn worksled. Older students can assist with the restoration and can learn about the sled and what it was used for in the past. 413-458-2494. 671 Cold Spring Road. Williamstown, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Saturday, February 14, 9:30am-4pm – HISTORY/VALENTINE’S DAY: Learn about the historic roots of two Valentine’s Day traditions, chocolate and valentines, at Old Sturbridge Village! Historians will demonstrate how to process chocolate by hand, and then children will get a chance to make their own valentines. “Meet” Esther Howland, the woman responsible for the popularity of valentines in the United States. Discover the local history behind his mid-winter holiday. 800-733-1830. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. Sturbridge, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 10am – FAMILY MOVIE: Families can spend a Saturday morning at the movies at Amherst Cinema‘s screening of The Parent Trap (1961; not rated). Kids and adults alike will love seeing this classic film on the big screen. 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Saturday, February 14, 10am-12noon – GAMES: Play a life-size game of Candyland at the Hatfield Public Library on February 14! There will be a huge Candy Land game in the basement of the library, where you can stroll through the Molasses Swamp, Peppermint Forest, and Gumdrop Mountains to work your way around the board doing crafts and puzzles. This is a great opportunity for intergenerational fun and community play! 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 10am-1pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: Join Mass Audubon and Williamsburg Woodland Trails for “Tracking the Porcupine and Fisher,” an animal tracking program for adults and older students at Graves Farm. Learn to read the tracks and sign of these interesting creatures and follow their trail. Registration is required. 413-584-3009. Adams Road. Williamsburg, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 4, 10am-2pm – HANDMADE VALENTINES: For the past seven years, Hilltown Families has organized an intergenerational, community-based, handmade Valentine swap. This year, 1,550 handmade valentines are being prepared for swapping through the mail by families, individuals, and even youth groups, just in time for Valentine’s Day. For the month of February, in the Hawks-Hayden Room Gallery at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, over 100 handmade Valentines sent to Hilltown Families by swap participants over the years will be on display in an exhibit, Handmade Valentines: Connecting & Expanding a Community Tradition. New handmade Valentines received this year as part of the swap will be added to the display throughout the month. Meekins Library. Route 9. Williamsburg, MA (FREE)

*Saturday, February 14, 10am-2pm – FARMERS’ MARKET: Stock up on some delicious local food and goods at the Great Barrington Holiday Farmers’ Market at Monument Valley Middle School! Here you can find local veggies, apples, bread, cheese, meat, yarn, and more. There will also be music, food, and activities for kids. Come support local farmers and artisans at this special holiday market! 413-528-0041. Monument Valley Road. Great Barrington, MA. (MARKET)

Saturday, February 14, 10am-2pm – OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: The Trustees of Reservations and the Hilltown Land Trust are teaming up to offer a day full of Snowshoe Shenanigans at Notchview! There will be a 1K snowshoe race, a snowshoe relay race, an obstacle course for kids, sledding, snow sculptures, a snowshoe hike, a bonfire, and other winter fun. Cost includes a day pass to Notchview. Please register in advance. 413-628-4485 x4. Route 9. Windsor, MA. ($$)

*Saturday, February 14, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s new exhibit is open weekends from January 24-February 22. “The Winter Harvest: Ice Cutting on Sheffield Lakes and Rivers,” is about Sheffield residents of the past who braved the cold and headed out onto the ice each winter to cut ice blocks. The exhibit features ice cutting tools, photos of the harvest, accounts of those who participated, and information on how the ice was cut, stored, and used. 413-229-2694. 159 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 10am-3pm – ANIMAL TRACKING: Hopkins Memorial Forest will host an animal tracking adventure. Naturalist and tracker Dan Yacobellis of Tamakoce Wilderness Adventures, trained in the ancient art of tracking by the Lakota people of in South Dakota, will lead participants in the field to look for tracks of native Berkshire wildlife. The program will be focused on following tracks in the outdoors, however there will be opportunities to go indoors to warm up and review some of the fundamentals of tracking and animal behavior. Space is limited and interested participants are asked to make a reservation by contacting the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College. It is appropriate for people of all ages. dlewis@williams.edu. 413-597-2346. Hopkins Memorial Forest. 271 Northwest Hill Road. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 10am-4pm – CHILDREN’S BOOKS: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is holding a special Madeline Weekend Celebration! Come see the exhibition of Ludwig Bemelmans’ art, do gallery searches, see films, hear stories, do art projects, and meet Madeline at this fun event. At 3:30pm, students from the Stoneleigh-Burnham School will perform an original dance inspired by Madeline. Free with museum admission. 413-658-1100. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. ($)

Saturday, February 14, 10:15am-12noon – VALENTINE’S DAY: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Yankee Candle Village! Come make valentine craft with Santa. 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 10:30am – WINTER CELEBRATION: West Springfield’s Second Annual Winter Carnival, organized by Mayor Ed Sullivan, takes place February 14 at Mittineague Park. The day’s festivities consist of a road race (10am), family-friendly winter activities, a cookout, ice sculpture, a bonfire, and more. This is a fun chance to celebrate the town, spend time with other community members, and take part in this new annual celebration! 413-746-0251. 1695 Westfield Street. West Springfield, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 11am – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: The Berkshire Music School presents a performance of Grandmother Spider at the Berkshire Museum. The performance is an original composition by the school’s composer-in-residence Alice Spatz, and is based on a Cherokee creation story about the origin of light. Family members of all ages will enjoy this performance. 413-443-7171 x360. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 11am – CULINARY ARTS: Families can learn to cook delicious, healthy meals together with Chef Gail at Shutesbury Elementary School! Learn how to make black bean burgers, cream of tomato soup, guacamole, and kale chips. Families will learn to cook these meals and then enjoy them for lunch! Registration is required. 413-259-1213. 23 West Pelham Road. Shutesbury, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 11am-12:30pm – ART: Kids can get creative and write and illustrate their own stories at the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market at a workshop with Multi-Arts. Kids ages 6-13 can come from 11am-12noon, and ages 3-5 (accompanied by parent) can come from 12noon-12:30pm. Kids will love creating their own stories at this fun workshop! 170 Chestnut Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 12noon-1pm – DIY: Join Grow Food Amherst for a workshop on natural skin care at the Amherst Winter Farmers’ Market. Tunzala Eynula of DiLaura Naturals will present this workshop, which focuses on the chemistry of personal care products. 170 Chestnut Street. Amherst, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 12noon-6pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Learn about ice harvesting at Easthampton WinterFest on February 14. The Platinum Pony (30 Cottage Street) will screen “The Story of Nashawannuck Pond” at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. From 12noon-3pm, see an ice harvesting demonstration with historian Dennis Picard at Nashawannuck Pond (Williston Avenue). Learn about the history of ice harvesting and see antique tools at this demonstration. Easthampton, MA. (DONATION)

Saturday, February 14, 1pm-3pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: Learn about animal tracking with naturalist Jim Pelletier at Berkshire South Regional Community Center. Discover what animals live around the Center and learn how to identify their tracks and signs – scat, markings, feeding, beds, etc. Kids ages 10-14 who want to learn more about animals would like this program. Please pre-register. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. Great Barrington, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 1pm-3pm – DIY/VALENTINE’S DAY: Make some valentines at Knack this Valentine’s Day as part of Easthampton WinterFest. Make use of Knack’s great collection of materials and make a truly unique card! 413-529-0126. 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 1pm-5pm – VALENTINE’S DAY/ICE SKATING: Looking for something fun to do this Valentine’s Day? Spend the day ice skating in Kendrick Park and enjoy music, treats, and wagon rides. Downtown. Amherst, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 1:30pm & 3:30pm – VALENTINE’S DAY: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Clark this year! Visit the museum for a Valentine’s Day tea, gallery talks, a cappella performances by Williams College students, a photo booth, and more. Visit the museum and have fun at this special event! Reservations are required. 413-458-0524. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 1:30pm & 7pm – FILM: The Berkshire Museum is screening this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. Older students interested in film can come see these short films and make predictions for the Oscar ceremony! 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

Saturday, February 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm – BIRD STUDIES: Wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi will be at the Springfield Armory to present a Birds of Prey program on February 14. Come learn about these fascinating birds and see an owl, hawk, golden eagle, and falcon up close. 413-734-8551. 1 Armory Square. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 2pm – FILM: Images Cinema is screening Oscar-nominated shorts programs. The Cinema will screen the animation nominees. Don’t miss your chance to see these great short films before the Oscars! Best for older students and adults interested in film and animation. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. ($)

Saturday, February 14, 2pm-3:50pm – ICE SKATING: Public ice skating at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. 413-664-8185. 1267 South Church Street. North Adams, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 2-4pm – STEM: It’s Super Science Saturday at the Westfield Athenaeum! Mad Science Physics Olympics happen from 2-3pm; Science for kids ages 3-5 & their caregivers happens from 3-4pm. Call 413-562-6158 ext. 5 or stop by the library to register. 6 Elm Street. Westfield, MA (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 4pm-6pm – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Easthampton WinterFest comes to an end with a community bonfire. Come toast marshmallows, sip hot cocoa, and enjoy performances by ECA+ performers, including fire spinning! Williston Avenue. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, February 14, 4pm-6:30pm – CULINARY ARTS: Join The Haberdashery for an evening of communal cooking and dining. Learn new techniques and discover creative recipes using local, seasonal ingredients. Part of this event also focuses on how to plan meals around what ingredients are currently available locally. Best for older teens and adults interested in cooking and local food. Sign up in advance. 413-527-1638. 52 Union Street. Easthampton, MA. ($$$)

Saturday, February 14, 6pm – THEATER: Ja’Duke Productions presents a production of The Wizard of Oz this February at the Shea Theater. Come see this classic show performed by talented local actors. Tickets available in advance. 413-863-0001. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm – VALENTINE’S DAY: Have some Valentine’s Day fun with Whole Children at their Valentine’s Dance! Kids of all abilities can have fun with friends and family and make new friends at this dance. There will be games and crafts in the back room for those who need a dance break. 413-585-8010. 41 Russell Street. Hadley, MA.

Saturday, February 14, 7pm-10pm – VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE: Families can attend the 2nd Annual Valentine’s Dance at the Village Church in Cummington! There will be dancing, music by Jim K & Co., snacks, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefit the Village Church. Tickets available in advance. 413-634-5398. Main Street. Cummington, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 7:30pm – THEATER: The Berkshire Waldorf High School, in collaboration with Shakespeare & Company, presents a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Unicorn Theatre. Come see this famous Shakespeare play performed by talented local students. Tickets available in advance. 413-298-3800. 6 East Street. Stockbridge, MA. ($$)

Saturday, February 14, 8pm – DANCE STUDIES: The Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert takes place February 12-14 at the Main Dance Studio in the Music and Dance Building on the Hampshire College campus. Come see professional and student dancers perform different styles of dance at this concert. 413-559-5889. Amherst, MA. ($)

Saturday, February 14, 8pm – CONCERT: Have some fun this Valentine’s Day at the annual WinklePicker Festival at Ashfield Town Hall. The night consists of Zydeco music by the legendary CJ Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band. Great for those who like Zydeco music! Tickets can be purchased in advance at Elmer’s Store. 413-628-4003. 396 Main Street. Ashfield, MA. ($$)

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Ongoing Sunday Events

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. commercial-free family radio. Tune in on your FM dial, or listen live via streaming audio at www.valleyfreeradio.org. Listen to the Hilltown Family Variety Show podcast anytime. Click here to see 7 years of archived shows.

Sunday, February 15, 8am-12noon – COMMUNITY MEAL: The Frontier Girls Troop in Florence is hosting their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Florence VFW. Come support the troop and this delicious community-oriented meal! Tickets available from the troop or at the VFW. 18 Meadow Street. Florence, MA. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 9:30am-4pm – HISTORY: Celebrate President’s Day at Old Sturbridge Village! There will be plenty of fun and educational events happening for George Washington’s birthday, including toasting the memory of George Washington, learning about 19th century hairstyles and fashion, and learning dances from the time period, in addition to the Village’s regular activities. If your name is George or Martha you get free admission! 800-733-1830. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road. Sturbridge, MA. ($$)

Sunday, February 15 10am-1pm – SNOWSHOEING: Join The Trustees of Reservations for a Hot Cocoa Snowshoe Hike at Little Tom Mountain. Go on a beautiful, 2-3 mile hike on moderate terrain and then warm up with hot cocoa. Appropriate for beginners. 413-532-1631 x10. 125 Reservation Road. Holyoke, MA. (>$)

Sunday, February 15, 10am-1pm – SNOWSHOEING: Explore Windsor on snowshoes with Aimee Gelinas of Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. Learn about the fascinating ecology of spruce-fir boreal forests and learn about animal tracking on this 2-3 mile snowshoe trek. Snowshoe rentals available (>$). Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register. Windsor, MA. ($$)

*Sunday, February 15, 10am-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: The Sheffield Historical Society‘s new exhibit is open weekends from January 24-February 22. “The Winter Harvest: Ice Cutting on Sheffield Lakes and Rivers,” is about Sheffield residents of the past who braved the cold and headed out onto the ice each winter to cut ice blocks. The exhibit features ice cutting tools, photos of the harvest, accounts of those who participated, and information on how the ice was cut, stored, and used. 413-229-2694. 159 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 10am-4pm – WINTER FESTIVAL: Have some winter fun at North Adams Winter Fest! There will be ice sculpting, a community campfire, bracelet and headband crafts, live music, pony rides (>$), a fun run/walk, chowder tasting, and much more. 413-664-6180. Downtown. North Adams, MA.

Sunday, February 15, 10am-5pm – AVIATION/HISTORY: The New England Air Museum is holding an Open Cockpit Day. Come learn about historic aircraft and climb inside the Vietnam-era “Huey” helicopter, North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter, the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter, and others. All ages can come to NEAM for a super educational and fun-filled day! 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 11am-3pm – MAGIC/BASKETBALL: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! There will be a magic show (12noon & 3pm), balloon sculptors (12noon-3pm), and a traveling exhibit by the Basketball Hall of Fame (11am-3pm). 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Sunday, February 15, 12noon-2pm – CANDLEMAKING: Learn how to make your own candles at The Haberdashery! Participants will make soy wax container candles and beeswax molded pillar candles, and will learn how to make wick, pour, and use molds. Cost includes most materials – please bring a vessel for your candle. Sign up in advance. 413-527-1638. 52 Union Street. Easthampton, MA. ($$$)

Sunday, February 15, 12noon-4pm – CHILDREN’S BOOKS: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is holding a special Madeline Weekend Celebration! Come see the exhibition of Ludwig Bemelmans’ art, do gallery searches, see films, hear stories, do art projects, and meet Madeline at this fun event. At 2pm, hear a gallery talk/guided tour by guest curator Jane Curley. Free with museum admission. 413-658-1100. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 12noon-4pm – WINTER FUN: Have some winter fun at the Clark Art museum on February 15! Bring a sled or cross-country skis, or borrow snowshoes from the museum, and have a blast exploring the campus and all its beauty. There will be fun family-friendly activities, like capture the flag and touch football, led by the Williams College men’s lacrosse team. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA.

Sunday, February 15, 12:30pm – FILM: Images Cinema is screening Oscar-nominated shorts programs. The Cinema will screen the animation nominees. Don’t miss your chance to see these great short films before the Oscars! Best for older students and adults interested in film and animation. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 12:30pm-2pm – GAMES: Families with children ages 5 and up can come to the Shutesbury Elementary School gym for active indoor games. This is a great way to get some exercise and chase away the winter blues! Sponsored by the M.N. Spear Memorial Library. 413-259-1213. 23 West Pelham Road. Shutesbury, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 1:30pm – HISTORY/ARTS & CRAFTS: Springfield Armory visitors can learn about armory workers and then craft their own armory worker dolls using recycled cloth and wire materials. This is a fun, hands-on way to learn about history! 413-271-8551. 1 Armory Square. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 1:30pm & 7pm – FILM: The Berkshire Museum is screening this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. Older students interested in film can come see these short films and make predictions for the Oscar ceremony! 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm – CONCERT: Suz Slezak, vocalist and fiddler for the David Wax Museum, will perform an album release concert at the Parlor Room for her new album, Watching the Nighttime Come. All ages can attend this concert, which features all the songs from the new album as well as others. The album consists of lullabies for children and their parents. 32 Masonic Street. Northampton, MA. ($$)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm – THEATER: The Berkshire Waldorf High School, in collaboration with Shakespeare & Company, presents a production of Much Ado About Nothing at the Unicorn Theatre. Come see this famous Shakespeare play performed by talented local students. Tickets available in advance. 413-298-3800. 6 East Street. Stockbridge, MA. ($$)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm – THEATER: Ja’Duke Productions presents a production of The Wizard of Oz this February at the Shea Theater. Come see this classic show performed by talented local actors. Tickets available in advance. 413-863-0001. 71 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. ($$)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm – STEAM: Preschool-aged children can learn about measuring and dinosaurs at the Wendell Free Public Library as part of a series of programs focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This is a great chance to introduce young kids to STEAM topics! Call to register. 978-544-3559. 7 Wendell Depot Road. Wendell, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Discover the fascinating history of gravestone art in New England at the Westhampton Public Library‘s program, “Art in the Face of Mortality: A Sampling of Gravestone Art in the CT River Valley,” with Alfred and Betsy McKee. The McKees will discuss the work of some prolific 18th and 19th-century Valley gravestone carvers. This program would be great for older students and adults who are interested in this unique aspect of Pioneer Valley history. 413-527-5386. 1 North Road. Westhampton, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-3:30pm – PERFORMANCE: As part of their Four Sundays in February series, the Northampton Arts Council presents a performance of “This World Made Itself,” by Miwa Matreyek at the Academy of Music. The performance takes you through the history of the earth with theater, cinematic vistas, and shadow play. Older students interested in performance art would enjoy this event. Tickets available in advance. 413-584-9032 x105. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. ($)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-3:30pm – LEGO: Have fun with LEGOs at the Wendell Free Library on February 15. 978-544-3559. 7 Wendell Depot Road. Wendell, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-3:50pm – ICE SKATING: Public ice skating at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. 413-664-8185. 1267 South Church Street. North Adams, MA.

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-4pm – HEALTH/WELLNESS: Clare Pearson, herbalist and owner of Wilder Brook Botanicals, will be at the Tyler Memorial Library to present “Stay Healthy and Get Healthy,” a workshop with tips for staying healthy this winter. Learn about herbs that work well for cold and flu symptoms, which are good for first aid, and nutrition and common sense to support rapid healing. Older students interested in botanicals and learning how to stay healthy will enjoy this program. 413-339-4335. 157 Main Street. Charlemont, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 2pm-4pm – SKILLSHARE: Adults and older teens interested in sustainability can learn about Building Community-Owned Sustainable Energy at Grow Food Amherst‘s Sustainability Sunday workshop. Dantae Davis of Co-op Power will talk about how to transition your household and community away from fossil fuels and toward a more sustainable future. Learn about renewable energy infrastructure and current projects in the Valley. This workshop takes place at All Things Local Cooperative Market. Registration is required. 413-259-3149. 104 North Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

*Sunday, February 15, 2pm-4pm – PSYCHOLOGY/ANIMAL STUDIES: The Berkshire Humane Society presents a talk on The Psychology of Animal Hoarding as part of their Coffee Hour Speaking Series. Older students and adults can learn about psychology and animals at this talk. 413-447-7878. 214 Barker Road. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, February 15, 3pm – HISTORY: Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s 195th birthday with the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum at the Adams Free Library on February 15. Susan B. Anthony “herself” will tell stories of her life, work, and adventures. Author Jeanne Gehret will portray Anthony at this educational and lively event. Birthday cake and drinks will be provided for guests. 413-743-7121. 92 Park Street. Adams, MA. (FREE)

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Monday, February 16th, 2015

Monday, February 16, 10am-3pm – AVIATION/LEGO: The New England Air Museum will have a LEGO contest for ages 3-12 at the museum. Come make a space exploration flying machine. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Included with admission cost. 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Monday, February 16, 10:15am-12noon – MOVIE CHARACTERS: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! Come meet the Winter Sisters, inspired by Disney’s Frozen. 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Monday, February 16, 11am – THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends from the Strange Waves at the Berkshire Museum during school vacation week. The production consists of a collection of stories about historical wonders and the waters of the world. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this performance of modern mythology. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Monday, February 16, 11am – ANIMAL STUDIES: The Springfield Museums have tons of fun activities for school vacation week, including a performance of Laser Safari at 11am. Prismatic Magic presents this educational laser light show about Africa’s Serengeti and South America’s Amazon Rainforest. The show is a great supplement to the Science Museum’s Animal Secrets exhibiton. 800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Monday, February 16, 11:30am-1pm – STORYTELLING: Hampshire Youth Connect presents a storytelling program with Onawumi Jean Moss in the Dakin and Merrill Living Rooms at Hampshire College. All ages can attend this participatory program, which celebrates Black History Month through storytelling and the sharing of stories that are shaped by identity. 893 West Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Monday, February 16, 1pm-2:50pm – ICE SKATING: Public ice skating at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. 413-664-8185. 1267 South Church Street. North Adams, MA.

Monday, February 16, 1:30pm – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: The Berkshire Music School presents a performance of Grandmother Spider at the Berkshire Museum. The performance is an original composition by the school’s composer-in-residence Alice Spatz, and is based on a Cherokee creation story about the origin of light. Family members of all ages will enjoy this performance. 413-443-7171 x360. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Monday, February 16, 1:30pm-3pm – FILM: KidsBestFest is the Northampton Arts Council’s annual youth film festival at the Academy of Music. To kick off the event, there will be a screening of The Boy and the World (2013; rated G), an animated film about a young boy growing up in the Brazilian countryside. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Monday, February 16, 2pm – CARTOONS: Families can enjoy some cartoons at Amherst Cinema during school vacation week. Come see Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Monday, February 16, 3-5pm: KIDS CLUB: Kids Club at Whole Foods Market offers Melted Crayon Art + Smoothie Scavenger Hunt on the first day of school vacation in their cooking classroom. Making Melted Crayon Art plus a Smoothie Scavenger Hunt. Best ages 3-10. 413-586-9932. 327 Russell St. Hadley, MA. (FREE)

Monday, February 16, 5pm – STEM: Take a trip up to Brattleboro for the Eighth Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. This is a great chance to see first-hand the science behind chain reactions. Come see this amazing domino display before it topples! 802-257-0124. 10 Vernon Street. Brattleboro, VT. (>$)

Monday, February 16, 7pm – FILM: The Williams College French Film Festival kicks off tonight at Images Cinema with a screening of Diplomacy (Diplomatie) (2014; not rated). The film is a drama about World War II. Older teens interested in film studies can attend this series to learn about conflict and violence in new French film. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street. Williamstown, MA.

Monday, February 16, 7pm – FILM: The Berkshire Museum is screening this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. Older students interested in film can come see these short films and make predictions for the Oscar ceremony! 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 10am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: The whole family is invited to Hilltop Orchards for a Paintball Biathlon! Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis and do the orchard’s loop while shooting paintballs at targets. The loop is easy-moderate and no experience is necessary. More information is available on the Hilltop Orchards website. All proceeds benefit the CRNA’s work with disabled veterans. 800-833-6274. 508 Canaan Road. Richmond, MA. ($$)

Tuesday, February 17, 10am-10:50am – ICE SKATING: The West Springfield Park and Recreation Department is holding a Free Family Skate at Amelia Park Ice Arena. West Springfield families can come pick up a voucher at the Park and Rec office. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $3. More information here. 413-263-3284. 21 South Broad Street. Westfield, MA. (>$)

Tuesday, February 17, 10am-3pm – AVIATION/LEGO: The New England Air Museum will have a LEGO contest for ages 3-12 at the museum. Come make a space exploration flying machine. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Included with admission cost. 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Tuesday, February 17, 10am-5pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Stop by the Hatfield Public Library for fun DIY crafts and coloring activities. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 10:15am-3pm – COMICS: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! Come meet Batman (10:15am-12noon) and comic book artist Casey Coller (1pm-3pm). 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Tuesday, February 17, 11am – THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends from the Strange Waves at the Berkshire Museum during school vacation week. The production consists of a collection of stories about historical wonders and the waters of the world. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this performance of modern mythology. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Tuesday, February 17, 11am – ANIMAL STUDIES: The Springfield Museums have tons of fun activities for school vacation week, including a Wolf Talk at 11am. Wolf Talk Educational Programs will present this talk, which includes information about wolves, wolf behavior, eating habits, and pack structure. A live Ambassador Wolf will be present, as well as skulls, furs, and more. The talk is a great supplement to the Science Museum’s Animal Secrets exhibiton. 800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Tuesday, February 17, 1pm & 3pm – THEATER: Join the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for a theater performance by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School. The students will perform Strange Love in Outer Space, a musical about an alien princess, a worm, a merman, and a pirate on the planet Contasia. Catch a glimpse of love in outer space at this quirky performance. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets available in advance. 413-658-1126. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. ($)

Tuesday, February 17, 1pm-2:30pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Kids ages 5 and up can make their own fairy houses at the Emily Williston Memorial Library! Bring a container from home (shoebox, basket, etc.) and get creative making a home for fairy creatures. Call to sign up. 413-529-1605. 9 Park Street. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 1pm-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Learn about the Skinner family at the Wistariahurst Museum this school vacation week. Travel the world as the Skinners did at this fun program – see historic travel albums and look for clues about their travels in Egypt. Make a pyramid and decorate it using ancient symbols. Best for ages 8 and up. Register by February 14. 413-322-5660. 238 Cabot Street. Holyoke, MA. ($$)

Tuesday, February 17, 1pm-4pm – NATURE STUDIES: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is hosting a school vacation program at Sheep Hill for kids in grades K-4. Kids can explore different habitats, conduct winter science experiments, hike, sled, do craft projects, bake, cook, and more. Runs February 17-20, 1pm-4pm. Register in advance. 413-458-2494. 671 Cold Spring Road. Williamstown, MA. ($$$)

Tuesday, February 17, 1:30pm & 7:30pm – FILM: KidsBestFest is the Northampton Arts Council’s annual youth film festival at the Academy of Music. On February 17, come see the Internet Cat Video Festival! Come see your favorite cat videos on the big screen. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Tuesday, February 17, 2pm – CARTOONS: Families can enjoy some cartoons at Amherst Cinema during school vacation week. Come see Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Tuesday, February 17, 2pm-4pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Join the Dickinson Memorial Library for a screening of The Boxtrolls (2014; rated PG). 413-498-2455. 115 Main Street. Northfield, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 2:30pm – BABYSITTING COURSE: Kids ages 12 and up can attend a free 4-H babysitting course at the North Adams Public Library February 17-20. Call ASAP to sign up! 413-662-3133 x14. 74 Church Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 3pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Kids can have a blast singing along to Frozen (2013; rated PG) at the S. White Dickinson Memorial Library. 413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Whately, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 3:30pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Join the East Longmeadow Public Library for a screening of Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014; rated PG). 413-525-5400 x1511. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 3:30pm-4:30pm – CULINARY ARTS: Tweens and teens can learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack at the Forest Park Branch Library. 413-263-6843. 380 Belmont Avenue. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 3:30pm-5pm – CULINARY ARTS: Tweens and teens can learn how to make a tasty afterschool snack at the Brightwood Branch Library. 413-263-6805. 359 Plainfield Street. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 4pm-6pm – CULINARY ARTS: The Pioneer Valley Bread House is holding a bread-baking event for all ages at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. Families and community members can come together to engage in the creative, hands-on process of bread baking. 83 College Street. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 4:30pm-6pm – STEM/CODING: Holyoke Codes is holding a Scratch Workshop for ages 7 and up at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. This workshop is ideal for students who have never used Scratch before – Scratch allows users to program interactive stories, games, and animations, and helps young people think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Please register in advance. 100 Bigelow Street. Holyoke, MA.

Tuesday, February 17, 6pm – STEM/FAMILY SHOW: Mad Science presents “Sounds Like Science” at the North Adams Public Library for ages 5 and up. This super fun, interactive show tackles the topic of the science of sound, and features tons of cool sounds and a chance to try making your own sounds of science. 413-662-3133 x14. 74 Church Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 6pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Join the Sunderland Public Library for a screening of The Boxtrolls (2014; rated PG). 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

February Family Volunteer Day takes place on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-8pm.

Tuesday, February 17, 6-8pm – SERVICE-BASED LEARNING: The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts & Hilltown Families present Family Volunteer Days! Each month, families are invited to attend a monthly volunteer session to help sort food, take part in educational activities, and learn how to take actions to help fight hunger. This is an opportunity for Hilltown Families participating families to volunteer together with their community, engaged in service-based learning while supporting an important local cause! Family Volunteer Days will be held approximately once a month on various days and times. Participation is free and open to everyone. Our next Family Volunteer Day takes place on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-8pm. Families may stay for all or some of the event. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up! Hatfield, MA (FREE)

Tuesday, February 17, 6pm-9pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Adults and teens can learn the art of book folding at the Edwards Public Library’s Book Folding Workshop. Upcycle a hardcover book into a cool design. Bring a book and a ruler to this workshop. Call or stop by to sign up. 413-527-9480. 30 East Street. Southampton, MA.

Tuesday, February 17, 7pm – GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS: Older students who are interested in local government and economics can attend “Our Town, Our Money,” at Amherst Town Hall. The meeting focuses on the town’s budget, how it is created, and how/when residents can most effectively make budget requests. Understanding the town’s budget is an important part of understanding the town’s government and how it works. This is a great opportunity to learn about the budget process, and there will be time to ask questions. 4 Boltwood Avenue. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

*Wednesday, February 18, 10am-1pm – HIKING: Join the Berkshire Natural Resources Council for a hike at Constitution Hill. This easy hike, 1.8-mile hike will take you to the home site of Josh Billings and the historic Constitution Oak. 413-499-0596. Bridge Street. Lanesborough, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 10am-2pm – AVIATION/STEM: Visitors to the New England Air Museum can build their own model airplanes and then fly them. Kids can learn about engineering and aviation through this hands-on activity. For ages 8-14. Aero modeling kit cost (>$) not included with admission. 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Wednesday, February 18, 10am-3pm – HISTORY: Storrowton Village is offering a school vacation camp for kids ages 7-12 – “A Day Away in the Past.” This one-day camp takes children back in time to the 19th Century, where they will do hands-on activities, craft projects, and play games that give them an early American experience. Pre-registration and prepayment required. 413-205-5051. 1305 Memorial Avenue. West Springfield, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 11am – THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends from the Strange Waves at the Berkshire Museum during school vacation week. The production consists of a collection of stories about historical wonders and the waters of the world. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this performance of modern mythology. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 11am – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: Join the East Longmeadow Public Library for a program with author/illustrator David Hyde Costello. He will focus on his book Little Pig Joins the Band using songs and homemade instruments. Kids in preschool and above will love this super fun show!413-525-5400 x1511. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 11am, 1pm, & 3pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: The Springfield Museums have tons of fun activities for school vacation week, including a presentation – Owls of the World: Who’s Watching You? at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Eyes on Owls presents this educational program, which introduces you to the owls of New England and beyond. There will even be six live owls! The talk is a great supplement to the Science Museum’s Animal Secrets exhibiton. 800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 12noon – FAMILY MOVIE: The Hubbard Library is screening Big Hero 6 (2014; rated PG) for families. 413-583-5646. 24 Center Street. Ludlow, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 12noon-4pm – BIRD STUDIES/CULINARY ARTS: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! Tom Ricardi and his birds of prey will teach about these fascinating birds, their natural history, and their behaviors. At 2pm-4pm, decorate cupcakes with Santa (>$). 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Wednesday, February 18, 1pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: Discover the amazing lives of wolves and the many roles they play in maintaining healthy ecosystems at the Berkshire Museum on February 17! Atka, an 11-year-old Arctic Gray Wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, will be at the Museum to help teach about wolves. This is a rare opportunity to see this misunderstood predator up close. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 1pm & 3pm – THEATER: Join the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for a theater performance by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School. The students will perform Strange Love in Outer Space, a musical about an alien princess, a worm, a merman, and a pirate on the planet Contasia. Catch a glimpse of love in outer space at this quirky performance. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets available in advance. 413-658-1126. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. ($)

Wednesday, February 18, 1pm-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Learn about the Skinner family at the Wistariahurst Museum this school vacation week. Travel the world as the Skinners did at this fun program – see historic travel albums from their trips to Japan and learn about silk and Japanese customs. Make good luck charms as souvenirs of your visit to Japan. Best for ages 8 and up. Register by February 14. 413-322-5660. 238 Cabot Street. Holyoke, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30pm – FILM: KidsBestFest is the Northampton Arts Council’s annual youth film festival at the Academy of Music. On February 18, come see On the Way to School (2008; rated G), a film about four students from four different parts of the world – Kenya, Morocco, India, and Argentina – on their daily journeys to school. See and learn about the obstacles and challenges they must overcome just to get to school each day. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Wednesday, February 18, 2pm – CARTOONS: Families can enjoy some cartoons at Amherst Cinema during school vacation week. Come see Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Wednesday, February 18, 2pm – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: The Berkshire Theatre Group presents a performance of Going to the Farm with Spot. Join Spot the Dog, his dad Sam, and his friend Helen on their interactive adventure to Sam’s farm, where all the animals are lost. Audience members can help Spot and Helen locate all the animals and bring them back to the farm. Kids will love this super fun performance, which takes place at the Colonial Theatre. Tickets available in advance. 413-997-4444. 111 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Wednesday, February 18, 2pm-4pm – GAMES: Come play games at the Dickinson Memorial Library during school vacation week! A fun chance to get out of the house and play games with others. 413-498-2455. 115 Main Street. Northfield, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 2:30pm-8pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Stop by the Hatfield Public Library for fun DIY crafts and coloring activities. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 3pm – CULINARY ARTS: Join Odyssey Bookshop at the South Hadley Public Library for an afternoon of cooking with author Deanna F. Cook! Kids (ages 5+) can attend this fun cooking class, where they will learn to make delicious chocolate-dipped snacks. Cook will also sign copies of her book, Cooking Class, which will be on sale at the event. This is a great way to introduce kids to the culinary arts! Call the Odyssey to sign up. 413-534-7307. 2 Canal Street. South Hadley, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 3pm – LEGOS: Come have fun and get creative with LEGOs at the Chicopee Public Library. Call to sign up. 413-594-1800 x107. 449 Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 5pm-8pm – FAMILY CELEBRATION: The North Quabbin Community Coalition presents Munch and Move, a super fun event for the whole family. Come to the Athol-Orange Elks Lodge for dinner, music, games, dancing, musical performances, and much more. A great chance for the whole family to have some fun together during school vacation week! 978-249-3703. 92 New Athol Road. Orange, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 6pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Join the Sunderland Public Library for a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014; rated PG). 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 6pm-8pm – KNITTING: Are you interested in knitting, crochet, and other needlecrafts? Attend a Needlecraft Circle at the Chicopee Public Library and connect with other knitters, share tips and tricks, and improve your skills.. 413-594-1800 x120. 449 Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm – STEM/CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: Learn about STEM at s Scienceteller’s performance at the Wendell Free Library. The performance blends science with storytelling for a fun-filled, educational experience. 978-544-3559. 7 Wendell Depot Road. Wendell, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm – BASKETBALL/FAMILY SHOW: The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their energetic family basketball shows, will be at the MassMutual Center this school vacation week! See them face off against the Washington Generals with their incredible ball handling, drunks, trick shots, comedy, and fan interaction. Tickets available in advance. 413-271-3223. 1277 Main Street. Springfield, MA. ($$-$$$)

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm – FILM: As part of the Translation film series, which explores cultures in transition, Amherst Cinema will screen Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002; rated PG) on February 18. The film is about three aboriginal girls who, after being stolen from their families, escape a state-run facility thousands of miles away and head home on foot. Amherst College Professor Lisa T. Brooks will introduce the film and facilitate a discussion about the film and the issues it addresses. Older students interested in film and social justice would enjoy this screening and discussion. 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. ($)

Wednesday, February 18, 7pm-8:30pm – FILM: The Berkshire Museum is screening the Oscar-nominated film Song of the Sea (2014; rated PG), which is nominated for Best Animated Film. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($)

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 9am-1pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Make your own sock puppet at the Emily Williston Memorial Library! Stop by to get crafty with this fun project. 413-529-1605. 9 Park Street. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

*Thursday, February 19, 9:30am-11am – COMPUTERS: The Berkshire Athenaeum is offering a Computer Basics class, which teaches how to use laptops, keyboards, mice/touchpads, and how to browse the internet. This class would be great for someone who with no computer skills who is hoping to learn! Pre-registration is required. 413-499-9480 x202. 1 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 10am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: The whole family is invited to Hilltop Orchards for a Paintball Biathlon! Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis and do the orchard’s loop while shooting paintballs at targets. The loop is easy-moderate and no experience is necessary. More information is available on the Hilltop Orchards website. All proceeds benefit the CRNA’s work with disabled veterans. 800-833-6274. 508 Canaan Road. Richmond, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 10am – STORYTIME: Learn all about frogs with Teaching Creatures at the New Salem Library’s Story Stars storytime. Best for ages 2-8. 978-544-6334. 23 South Main Street. New Salem, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 10am-1pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Stop by the Hubbard Library and make a Chinese New Year dragon puppet. 413-583-5646. 24 Center Street. Ludlow, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 10am-3pm – HISTORY: Storrowton Village is offering a school vacation camp for kids ages 7-12 – “A Day Away in the Past.” This one-day camp takes children back in time to the 19th Century, where they will do hands-on activities, craft projects, and play games that give them an early American experience. Pre-registration and prepayment required. 413-205-5051. 1305 Memorial Avenue. West Springfield, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 10am-5pm – AVIATION/HISTORY: The New England Air Museum is holding an Open Cockpit Day. Come learn about historic aircraft and climb inside the Vietnam-era “Huey” helicopter, North American F-100 Super Sabre jet fighter, the Coast Guard HH-52 rescue helicopter, and others. All ages can come to NEAM for a super educational and fun-filled day! 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Thursday, February 19, 10am-5pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Stop by the Hatfield Public Library for fun DIY crafts and coloring activities. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 11am – THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends from the Strange Waves at the Berkshire Museum during school vacation week. The production consists of a collection of stories about historical wonders and the waters of the world. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this performance of modern mythology. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 11am & 1pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: The Springfield Museums have tons of fun activities for school vacation week, including a presentation onRainforest Reptiles at 11am and 1pm. Learn about fascinating reptiles and meet alligators, turtles, snakes, and more. The talk is a great supplement to the Science Museum’s Animal Secrets exhibiton. 800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 11am-1pm – ICE CREAM: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! This week is National Mint Chocolate Day, so come make a yummy sundae with Santa (>$). 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Thursday, February 19, 1pm & 3pm – THEATER: Join the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for a theater performance by Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School. The students will perform Strange Love in Outer Space, a musical about an alien princess, a worm, a merman, and a pirate on the planet Contasia. Catch a glimpse of love in outer space at this quirky performance. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Tickets available in advance. 413-658-1126. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA. ($)

Thursday, February 19, 1pm-3pm – STEM: Explore STEM topics at the East Longmeadow Public Library‘s Think Tank! All ages can come do fun projects at the Think Tank. 413-525-5400 x1511. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 1pm-3pm – LOCAL HISTORY: Learn about the Skinner family at the Wistariahurst Museum this school vacation week. Travel the world as the Skinners did at this fun program – see historic travel albums from their trip to France and do some painting. Best for ages 8 and up. Register by February 14. 413-322-5660. 238 Cabot Street. Holyoke, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 1:30pm – FILM: KidsBestFest is the Northampton Arts Council’s annual youth film festival at the Academy of Music. On February 19, come see The NeverEnding Story (1984; rated PG), a classic children’s fantasy film from the ’80s. 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Thursday, February 19, 1:30pm – HISTORY/ARTS & CRAFTS: Springfield Armory visitors can learn about armory workers and then craft their own armory worker dolls using recycled cloth and wire materials. This is a fun, hands-on way to learn about history! 413-271-8551. 1 Armory Square. Springfield, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 2pm – CARTOONS: Families can enjoy some cartoons at Amherst Cinema during school vacation week. Come see Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Thursday, February 19, 2pm – MAGIC SHOW: Bill Blagg’s 10 Illusions is coming to the Colonial Theatre! This magic show features amazing illusions, comedy, and audience participation, making it a great show for the whole family! Tickets available in advance. 413-997-4444. 111 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 2pm-3pm – MAGIC: The Chicopee Public Library presents a performance by magician Ed Popielarczyk on February 19. 413-594-1800 x120. 449 Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 2pm-4pm – CELEBRATION/CRAFT: Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Dickinson Memorial Library! Come celebrate and do a related craft. 413-498-2455. 115 Main Street. Northfield, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 6pm – MUSIC/HISTORY: The Holyoke Public Library presents a music program with Doug Schmolze and Eric Martin, “Boom and Bust Sing-a-Long: A Program of Vintage American Songs.” They will perform classic songs on guitar, violin/viola, and vocals, and the lyrics will be displayed on a screen so audience members can sing along! Students interested in music would like the performance. 413-420-8101. 250 Chestnut Street. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 7pm – BASKETBALL/FAMILY SHOW: The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their energetic family basketball shows, will be at the MassMutual Center this school vacation week! See them face off against the Washington Generals with their incredible ball handling, drunks, trick shots, comedy, and fan interaction. Tickets available in advance. 413-271-3223. 1277 Main Street. Springfield, MA. ($$-$$$)

Thursday, February 19, 7pm-9pm – BEEKEEPING: Beekeepers and students who are interested in learning about beekeeping can attend a meeting of the Franklin County Beekeepers at Frontier Senior Center on February 19. This is a great chance to learn about beekeeping from some local experts! Call for more info. 413-529-0257. 67 North Main Street. Deerfield, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, February 19, 7:30pm – MUSICAL: Westfield State University’s student-run group the Musical Theatre Guild (MTG) will perform the musical “Into the Woods.”  “Into the Woods” was first brought to the stage in San Diego in 1986 and the musical premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning multiple Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. Show takes place at Juniper Park Elementary School.  715 Western Avenue. Westfield, MA (>$)

Thursday, February 19, 8pm – THEATER/DANCE STUDIES: Older students interested in theater and dance can attend Amherst College student Valerie Rodriguez’s senior thesis performance, “Grow Up, Already!” February 19-21 at Holden Experimental Theater in Webster Hall on the Amherst College campus. The play is about five college students trying to adjust to adulthood. Reservations are recommended. 413-542-2277. 200 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA.

Thursday, February 19, 8pm-10pm – DANCE: The Five College Faculty Dance Concert is this weekend at Smith College’s Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre 14. Come see the distinctive individual works by Five College dance faculty and see different types of dance at the performance. 413-585-2787. Green Street. Northampton, MA. ($)

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Friday, February 20th, 2015

Friday, February 20, 8:30am-2:30pm – BABYSITTING COURSE: Ages 11-15 can attend a babysitting course at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center. Learn how to care for children and infants, learn about leadership skills, age-appropriate activities, decision making, diaper changing, meal time, and all other aspects of babysitting. Students can also stay from 2:45pm-5pm for a CPR and First Aid course for babysitters. Please pre-register. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. Great Barrington, MA. ($$$)

Friday, February 20, 10am – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: The whole family is invited to Hilltop Orchards for a Paintball Biathlon! Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis and do the orchard’s loop while shooting paintballs at targets. The loop is easy-moderate and no experience is necessary. More information is available on the Hilltop Orchards website. All proceeds benefit the CRNA’s work with disabled veterans. 800-833-6274. 508 Canaan Road. Richmond, MA. ($$)

Friday, February 20, 10am-12noon – FAMILY SUPPORT: The Gateway Family Center will be hosting a weekly program, Nurturing Your Child, through March 20. This program will be focusing on the social and emotional development of children and the developmental challenges that parents face. Children’s “playshops” are theme based each week with games and activities that encourage children’s healthy development with parent guide activities. Parent Education includes a workshop with parent educators, including Scott Noyes, Caro Lambert, and Liz Liebowitz. This program is FREE and open to all families with young children. Transportation assistance available. For more information, or to register, please contact Kim Savery at 413-667-2203 or ksavery@hchcweb.org. 9 Russell Rd. Huntington, MA (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 10am-12noon – STEM: Explore STEM topics at the East Longmeadow Public Library‘s Think Tank! All ages can come do fun projects at the Think Tank. 413-525-5400 x1511. 60 Center Square. East Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 10am-5pm – AVIATION/LEGO: Visitors to the New England Air Museum can build their own straw rockets on February 20! Come to the museum and make a rocket built around a straw, then fly it to a target using a compressed air launcher – a fun, hands-on activity that gets kids interested in aviation and engineering! Cost included with museum admission. 860-623-3305. 36 Perimeter Road. Windsor Locks, CT. ($)

Friday, February 20, 10:15am-12noon – LEGO: Celebrate school vacation week at Yankee Candle Village! Build a cool LEGO model to take home. 877-636-7707. 25 Greenfield Road. South Deerfield, MA.

Friday, February 20, 11am – THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Group presents Atlantis, Lost! And Other Legends from the Strange Waves at the Berkshire Museum during school vacation week. The production consists of a collection of stories about historical wonders and the waters of the world. Audience members of all ages will enjoy this performance of modern mythology. Cost includes museum admission. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Friday, February 20, 11am – MUSIC: Join the Sunderland Public Library for ukulele fun with Julie Stepanek. There will be music, movement, and ukuleles at this program. 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 11am & 1pm – ANIMAL STUDIES: The Springfield Museums have tons of fun activities for school vacation week, including the Premium Live Animal Show at 11am and 1pm. Learn about some interesting animals at this fun, educational program. The talk is a great supplement to the Science Museum’s Animal Secrets exhibit, an interactive experience designed to allow children 3-8 the chance to explore the hidden lives of forest animals. Visitors can also explore Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami at the D’Amour Museum 800-625-7738. 21 Edwards Street. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Friday, February 20, 11am & 2pm – PUPPET PERFORMANCE: CactusHead Puppets presents The Pied Piper of Hamelin at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art! The town of Hamelin has a rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets bring the story of the Pied Piper to life with a cast of colorful characters in this comedic adaptation of the traditional folktale. Not only does the town find a musical solution to pest control, but the kids of Hamelin also teach the grownups a lesson about generosity. In the end, the townspeople all come together in celebration. Join puppeteers John and Megan Regan as they present this classic tale, told with multiple puppetry styles, and plenty of dancing rats! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-658-1126. 125 West Bay Road. Amherst, MA (>$)

Friday, February 20, 1pm-3:30pm – FAMILY MOVIE: Come see The LEGO Movie (2014; rated PG) at the Chicopee Public Library on February 19. 413-594-1800 x120. 449 Front Street. Chicopee, MA. (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 1:30pm – FILM: KidsBestFest is the Northampton Arts Council’s annual youth film festival at the Academy of Music. On February 20, come see YouthFilm screenings – films by local youth and youth from California who are at the beginning of their budding filmmaking careers. This event would be of particular interest to students who want to study film or become filmmakers! 274 Main Street. Northampton, MA. (FREE/DONATIONS ENCOURAGED)

Friday, February 20, 1:30pm-2:30pm – CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE: Matt Heaton will perform “Toddlerbilly Troubadour” at the Berkshire Museum. His kid-friendly sing-alongs will entertain young kids of all ages! 413-443-7171 x360. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($$)

Friday, February 20, 2pm – CARTOONS: Families can enjoy some cartoons at Amherst Cinema during school vacation week. Come see Looney Tunes cartoons on the big screen! 413-253-2547. 28 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (>$)

Friday, February 20, 2pm & 7:30pm – MAGIC SHOW: The Magic of Bill Blagg is coming to CityStage this school vacation week! Family members of all ages will love seeing this exciting magic show, which features illusions, levitation, vanishing acts, and much more. Tickets available in advance. 413-788-7033. 1 Columbus Center. Springfield, MA. ($$)

Thursday, February 19, 7:30pm – MUSICAL: Westfield State University’s student-run group the Musical Theatre Guild (MTG) will perform the musical “Into the Woods.”  “Into the Woods” was first brought to the stage in San Diego in 1986 and the musical premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning multiple Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. Show takes place at Juniper Park Elementary School.  715 Western Avenue. Westfield, MA (>$)

Friday, February 20, 5pm-8pm – ARTS & CRAFTS: Stop by the Hatfield Public Library for fun DIY crafts and coloring activities. 413-247-9097. 39 Main Street. Hatfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 6pm-7pm – STORYTIME: Get cozy at a special vacation week storytime at the Erving Public Library. Wear your pajamas and bring a teddy bear and enjoy stories, hot cocoa, pretzels, music, and a craft. Best for ages 8 and under. 413-423-3348. 17 Moore Street. Erving, MA. (FREE)

Friday, February 20, 6:30pm-8:30pm – ASTRONOMY: Explore the night sky with astronomer Rick Costello at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center. This program consists of a slideshow and telescope viewing to teach participants about stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and more. For ages 10 and up. If cloudy, program will take place 2/27. Please pre-register. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. Great Barrington, MA. (>$)

Friday, February 20, 8pm – THEATER/DANCE STUDIES: Older students interested in theater and dance can attend Amherst College student Valerie Rodriguez’s senior thesis performance, “Grow Up, Already!” February 19-21 at Holden Experimental Theater in Webster Hall on the Amherst College campus. The play is about five college students trying to adjust to adulthood. Reservations are recommended. 413-542-2277. 200 South Pleasant Street. Amherst, MA.

Friday, February 20, 8pm-10pm – DANCE: The Five College Faculty Dance Concert is this weekend at Smith College’s Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre 14. Come see the distinctive individual works by Five College dance faculty and see different types of dance at the performance. 413-585-2787. Green Street. Northampton, MA. ($)

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Hilltown Families’ list of Weekly Suggested Events is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Chesterfield, Conway, Erving, Goshen, Heath, Holyoke, Leyden, Pelham, Shutesbury, South Hadley and Williamsburg Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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