Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!
Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 21-27, 2017 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements, Ongoing Story Hours & Playgroups and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.
Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Peace Movements to Microbiology. Service-Learning to Ecology., and our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational, cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our featured post of Winter & Spring Classes in Western MA.
Plus, check out our 9th annual Handmade Valentine Swap for families throughout the four counties of Western MA! And if that weren’t enough, we also have our next Saturday Morning Dance Party coming up on February 4, 2017 at the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton from 10am-12pm!
And finally, check out Hilltown Families’ new Service-Learning Micro-Event Series featuring “Acts of Kindness” volunteer stations for families at multiple locations this winter! The first Service-Learning Micro-Event is happening TODAY, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Amherst Winter’s Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm. Come craft with us and hand-make some Valentine’s Day cards for members of the Amherst Senior Center.
January 21-27, 2017
Kindness ♦ Volunteering ♦ Ornithology ♦ Guided Hikes ♦ Film Studies ♦ Museum Adventures ♦ STEM ♦ Makerspace ♦ Cultural Studies ♦ Constitutional Law ♦ Civic Engagement ♦ Herpetology ♦ Textiles ♦ Games ♦ Intergenerational ♦ Meteorology ♦ Dance Studies ♦ New England History ♦ Political Science ♦ Literacy ♦ Community Meals ♦ Art Studies ♦ Architecture
- 27 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Peace Movements to Microbiology. Service-Learning to Ecology.
- Suggested Events for January 21-27, 2017
- Hilltown Families’ Service-Learning Micro-Event Series for Families
- Put Some STE(A)M into Your Valentines!
- Ice Harvesting: Local History, Literature & Culture
- Ice Harvesting: Community Events & Resource
- Literary Explorations of Ice Harvesting
- Sense of Place: Ice Harvesting
- Let Them Grow: Ice Transforms the World Around Us!
- HFVS Children’s Songs from Around the World Episode, with Guest DJ Priscilla Ahn (Podcast/Radio Show)
- 22 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Scutes to Scales. Social History to Music Theory.
- Saturday Morning Music Party with Hilltown Families & Flywheel Arts Collective
FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES
- Tu B’Shevat: New Year of the Trees
- Greenfield’s Museum of Our Industrial Heritage New Web Exhibits
- From Neighborhood Grocer to the Modern Supermarket
- 5 Ways Springfield Shaped the Art of Dr. Seuss
- HFVS Underground Railroad Episode (Podcast/Radio Show)
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