Suggested Events for August 12-18, 2017

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Only a few more weeks left of summer vacation to visit the Connecticut Trolley Museum, in East Windsor, CT! Let CTM help make memories that will last a lifetime! Activities include Trolley Rides, Trolley Experiences, Crafting Station, Dress-up Station, Scavenger Hunt, Guided Tours and visiting the Fire Truck Museum on property. Every Monday throughout the summer join CTM for Storytime Monday’s featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. The reading will be inside one of our historic trolleys and a trolley ride to follow. Every story is different and all ages are welcome! Every Friday CTM will hold Fantastic Friday’s ending with Super Hero & Princess Day. For a complete list of programs visit www.ct-trolley.org or call 860-627-6540.

Aug 19

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a day-long festival featuring students, alumnae, and faculty including: And the Kids, Christine Ohlman, Felixis Jinx, June Millington, Kalliope Jones, Kristen Ford, Leah Kunkel, Lioness, Mal Devisa, Naia Kete, Parlicium, SpaceKase, Whoda’ Funk It?, and Wishbone Zoe. Takes place on Saturday, August 19th at IMA’s Big Barn lawn at 165 Cape Street (Highway 112) in Goshen, MA. Gates open at 11am. Family friendly. Festival seating. Food & drink vendors on-site. Picnicking allowed. For tickets & information visit www.ima.org.

Ohana means family! Ohana School of Performing Arts in South Hadley is a family that shares a passion for creativity, self-expression, love, and performance. It’s a place where you can experience life-enriching, all-inclusive classes that inspire children and adults to express themselves through movement, dream big, and change the world. Ohana believes that each and every human being deserves the chance to experience dance. Join their family and help them to spread peace and positivity through performance. Email them at Ashley@ohanaperformingarts.com or call 413-539-9996 for more information. Located at 470 Newton Street, South Hadley, MA. www.OhanaPerformingArts.com

Sep 24

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event is returning for its seventh year on Sun., Sept. 24 in Hatfield. You can pedal towards a hunger free community by riding in this fun event as an individual or forming a team with your friends, family, and coworkers. With 4 routes to choose from (10, 25, 50 or 100 miles), riders of all ages can get involved. There’ll be music, food, beverages, games, and more. Last year’s event raised $114,000 to help feed our neighbors in need. You can make this year’s event even more successful. Early bird registration ends Aug. 31. To register, or to learn more about WB4F, visit their website at willbike4food.org.

Sept 18 – Dec 11

Online-Live Animation and Drawing classes taught by a former Disney animator (and veteran homeschool Dad) Chad Stewart. Offering a 12 week live-online animation courses for 11-18 year olds. He also teaches online drawing classes for multiple ages as well. Weekly classes are one hour long and include personal video reviews for individual learning! The cost is $300 for the full 12 weeks. The Fall Session meets Sept 18-Dec 11, and classes tend to fill up very quickly, so register soon! Hold a child’s spot with a non-refundable $50 registration fee. Please send inquiries to kayla@theanimcourse.com or check out our website: theanimcourse.com.

Study

Support Science! Participate in the Amherst College Children’s Social and Emotional Experiences Study. Two-hour study, $50 compensation. Children 10-12 years, with parents. Amherst College is reaching out to families with children to participate in research studies on social learning and peer relationships this summer on campus. Children and parents visit the Amherst College campus for one two-hour study visit during the summer. Parents and children complete questionnaires about social relationships and emotions. Children also complete a social interaction task and cognitive measures while their physical response (e.g., heart rate and breathing) is recorded. Call 413-542-5619 or peerstudy@amherst.edu.

Looking for summer options? Check out our featured post, 2017 Summer Camps and Programs in Western MA for a list that will wow and dazzle you! Summer opportunities featured range from music, art, farming, theater, dance, science, nature, sports, speaking, yoga, rock ‘n roll… to traditional summer day or overnight camps/programs! There’s something for all ages, toddlers to teens! Check it out and start making your summer plans! — Do you have a summer camp or program you’d like to have included in our comprehensive list? Find out how you can submit your listing HERE.

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LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS
August 12-18, 2017

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

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. Join Guest DJ Meredith Wright from Sweetbeatz for Summer in the City. She’ll be spinning a soulful mix of songs that will have you boppin’ to the beat of the city streets. Grab your metrocard (you’ll need it for the subway) for a fun adventure to Central Park, a ballgame and everything in between! 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 select from over 10 years of archived shows!

Saturday, August 12, 9am-11am
GUIDED NATURE WALK
There are many different ferns and woodlands to discover in high elevation, boreal forests. Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center invites interested participants to learn how to identify plants on an easy, guided walk of the forest. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register. 1516 Savoy Hollow Road. Windsor, MA. (<$)

Saturday, August 12, 9am-12pm
NATURE STUDIES/CANOE
Canoeing allows you to learn about local ecology and natural history from a new vantage point while getting exercise through a fun activity. You can introduce your children to the art of paddling by bringing them on a guided canoe trip at the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary march, Connecticut River oxbow, and mill river. This will be a leisurely trip; participants will learn about wildlife and the changing landscape. Suitable for ages eight and up. Parents and guardians should plan to accompany children in canoes. Registration is required. Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone. 127 Combs Road. Easthampton, MA. ($; )

Saturday, August 12, 9am-2pm
ORNITHOLOGY/BIRD LANGUAGE
How come some birds just seem to vocalize simple chirps while others have elaborate, melodious songs? Bird songs evolve socially, and although species sing the same song, dialects develop regionally. “Bird language” is a term referring to the combined chirps, songs, and behaviors which allow birds to communicate with each other. Humans can learn these cues too! A workshop, “Understanding Bird Language,” at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will teach participants about bird language with a mapping activity. The kids’ group will learn on their own and then rejoin the larger group to share observations at the end of the day. Birders, naturalists, educators, conservationists and nature-lovers will leave with new eyes and ears for the world of birds. 413-637-0320. 472 W Mountain Road. Lenox, MA. ($$)

Saturday, August 12, 10am
AGRICULTURE/HISTORY
The farm at Meads Corner dates back to 1780. The buildings underwent extensive renovation in 1820. The structure of the home and barn appear today at they did then. The farmhouse is rumored to have functioned as a tavern, with a dance hall on the second floor. The Tyler Bergeron family purchased the property in 2011, leading to the home’s 19th century layout. Dexter cattle and numerous other farm animals have taken up residence throughout the restored pastures. Interested community members are invited to tour the farm to learn more! For more information, call 413-323-7377. Meet at 730 Gulf Road. Belchertown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 10am-12pm
FAMILY THEATER/PUPPETRY
Summer reading programs are about more than just literacy. These programs help children build a strong, positive connection to libraries at an early age through fun programs throughout the summer. The Greenfield Public Library will be wrapping up their 2017 summer reading program with a performance by Jonathan Keezing of Caravan Puppets. This original show, centered around the theme of “Builders and Helpers,” will feature three stories: The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Drew Cats, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. 413-772-1544. 402 Main Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 10am-2pm
CRAFT/INTERGENERATIONAL
Building fairy houses outdoors can be a point of focus for child-directed, creative free play. Children can gather materials out in nature for the homes, which are typically left outside for others to discover and marvel at. This activity can open up conversations about conservation as well, as children learn about their impact on the land around them. The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Animals in August program for families kicks off with a workshop/demonstration on how to create fairy houses. All materials will be included. This program is free with museum admission. 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($. Children under 12 and members FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 10:30am-11:30am
NATURE STUDIES
Armed with a field guide and binoculars, what will your child find? Come to the Great Falls Discovery Center for an outdoor adventure. Families are invited to play Bike Path B-I-N-G-O, a game which will challenge you to find out how much you can spot outside in the natural world. Meet at the main entrance to the Center. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes. 413-863-3221. 2 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 10:30am-12pm
PLACEMAKING/SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Summer is winding to a close…but it isn’t over yet! The Meekins Library invites you to an “end of summer celebration” featuring outdoor games, prizes, prizes, water and bubble fun, and make your own Ice Cream! Make the most of the warm weather while it lasts. If you have been participating in a library summer reading program with your children, this is a good chance to reflect on the experience. 413-268-7472. 2 Williams Street. Williamsburg, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 11am-4pm
PLACEMAKING/ART STUDIES
Park Hill Orchard’s annual event, Art in the Orchard, brings together contemporary art and local agriculture! The installation of outdoor sculptures and other art forms coincides with the orchard’s harvest season. On opening day, visitors can meet the artists between 1pm and 4pm. The “pick your own” season begins the following day on August 13. 82 Park Hill Road. Easthampton, MA. (<$)

Saturday, August 12, 12pm-4:30pm
ENTOMOLOGY/POLLINATORS
Bees have played an integral role for humans in Deerfield since colonial times, up to the present. “Get the Buzz on Bees” at Historic Deerfield will provide historic information on pollinators, as well as up-to-date information on honey bee decline and its possible causes. These bee-related educational activities will be fun for everyone. Visitors can make wax candles, taste honey, create a honey bee art project, and plant pollinator friendly flowers. This program will take place daily through August 13. 413-774-5581. 80 Old Main Street. Deerfield, MA. ($; Ages 6-17 <$Member and Deerfield/South Deerfield Resident FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 12pm-5pm
BOTANY/HORTICULTURE
The Berkshire Botanical Garden “Grow Show” is a fun, informative event that highlights local gardeners. Horticulturalists are invited to enter their plants into nearly 80 classes, including annuals, perennials, biennials, herbs, vegetables, bulbs, evergreen branches, container plants, vegetables, berries, and much more. Whether they enter the show or simply look, visitors can marvel at the diversity of plants, investigate their structural details, consider the aesthetics of floral arrangements, and gain new appreciations for growth and conservation of a diversity of species. 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($. Children under 12 and members FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 1pm
HISTORY
The Catamount Hill Association will hold its Annual Meeting of descendants of families who settled Catamount Hill and friends interested in the history of the area. Catamount Hill is now a State Forest area in Colrain MA. The Hill was settled in the late 1700s and early 1800s primarily by Revolutionary War veterans who found land they could buy cheaply. The presentation,”Letters From Maud,” will tell the story of romance between Maud Purrington and Frank Johnson, through a series of letters exchanged between 1905 and 1908. Take a post-meeting tour of the West Branch Cemetery (weather permitting). First Baptist Church. 81 Foundry Village Road. Colrain, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 1:30pm-2:30pm
PLACEMAKING
Sadly, summer is winding to a close. But that means it’s time for “end of summer” celebrations at many local libraries. The Mason Library event invites summer reading participants to receive a summer reading program certificate of completion and sundae to celebrate your success! Reserve your spot so that you can get ice cream! This event also coincides with the library’s weekly BUILT IT! Family Activity. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 2pm-5pm
ART STUDIES/SCULPTURE
Want to learn about the process of sculpture? Local artist Andrew Devries invites you to his open studio to see his work and learn about his process. There will be bronze pouring at 2:30pm. 413-238-7755. 42 East River Road. Huntington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 2:30pm and 3:30pm
LOCAL HISTORY/MUSIC STUDIES
The taking of tea was a common and important social ritual for Americans in the 18th century.
The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, an historic house museum dating to 1752, invited you to celebrate local and historic customs by enjoying an afternoon tea on their back veranda. The “Perfect Spot of Tea” program at the museum will take place on Saturdays in July and August, featuring locally sourced pastries, Earl Grey tea, and live music. On August 12, The Blackbird Effect will play an exciting, improvisational blend of musical genres featuring multiple languages. Reservations will not be taken in advance. Tours will be given for an additional fee every hour on the half hour; at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. 413-584-4699 . 130 River Drive, Hadley MA. ($)

Saturday, August 12, 3pm-3:30pm
ZOOLOGY
What can you learn from the bones of an animal? Find out at the “Speaking with Skulls” program where you will examine the skulls of species which thrive in our local habitat. This program is suitable for all ages. Meet at the picnic table behind the kiosk in Mount Holyoke Range State Park. In case of rain, meet in Visitors Center. 413-253-2883. 1500 West Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 5pm-8pm
ART STUDIES/PLACEMAKING
Every second Saturday of the month, head to Art Walk Easthampton, a monthly showcase of galleries, artists, restaurants, shops and small businesses in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. Ample free parking is available at the Municipal Building Parking Lot at 50 Payson Ave. There is also a parking lot centrally located on Cottage Street. 413-529-1425. Downtown. Easthampton, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, August 12, 7:30pm
DANCE STUDIES
Have you ever wanted to learn how to swing dance? Now’s your chance! Beginner dance lessons will be offered, no partner necessary, prior to a concert in historic Dewey Hall. Learn some new moves, then swing the night away to the sounds of the Versatones. Call 413-717-1255 for more information. 91 Main Street. Sheffield, MA. ($)

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hilltown Family Variety Show7-8am – FAMILY RADIO: Valley Free Radio (WXOJ-LP 103.3FM Northampton, MA) airs encores of 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 select from over 10 years of archived shows!

Sunday, August 13, 8:30am-12pm
NATURE STUDIES/CANOE
Canoeing allows you to learn about local ecology and natural history from a new vantage point while getting exercise through a fun activity. A canoe trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds aill allow participants to explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Participants will paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, ravens, and a variety of songbirds. Eat a snack onshore and search for interesting plant and animal life. Registration is required through the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary website. Previous canoe experience is recommended. Suitable for ages ten and up. 413-637-0320. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox, MA. ($)

Sunday, August 13, 9am-10am
GEOLOGY
What do people mean when they refer to “geologic time?” The geologic time scale is a system of dating used by geologists, paleontologists, and other Earth scientists. This system conceptualizes time in relation to geological events in the Earth’s history. Adults and families with children ages ten and older are invited to travel through geologic time as it relates to the local landscape, in the program “Making the Connecticut River Valley,” at Mount Holyoke Range State Park. See our home transform between ocean, mountains, lava, and ice. The talk will end with trail recommendations for exploring the geology on your own. Meet at the picnic table behind the kiosk. In case of rain, meet in Visitors Center. 413-253-2883. 1500 West Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 10am-5pm
BOTANY/HORTICULTURE
The Berkshire Botanical Garden “Grow Show” is a fun, informative event that highlights local gardeners. Horticulturalists are invited to enter their plants into nearly 80 classes, including annuals, perennials, biennials, herbs, vegetables, bulbs, evergreen branches, container plants, vegetables, berries, and much more. Whether they enter the show or simply look, visitors can marvel at the diversity of plants, investigate their structural details, consider the aesthetics of floral arrangements, and gain new appreciations for growth and conservation of a diversity of species. 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($. Children under 12 and members FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 10:30am-11:30am
BOTANY/PLANT SCIENCE
Plants are beautiful, often delicious, sometimes medicinal, but sometimes deadly. Any of the above may be a sufficient reason for you to learn how to identify plants. A four part series at Great Falls Discovery Center will cover visual patterns to help you make connections and identify plants. You are welcome to attend a single session or all four- on Sundays July 30, August 6, 13 and 20. 413-863-3221. 2 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 11am
PUPPETRY/FAIRY TALES
The art of puppetry combines theater with sculpting and visual arts, in the case of troupes who build their own puppets or marionettes. Puppet theater can be a fun hobby for children, who can use their own imagination and tools to tell a story with multiple characters. The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes group will be performing the story of Little Red Riding Hood for audience members of all ages at the Whitney Center for the Arts. Catch one of their free performances through August 30. Check their website for a full calendar of shows. 413-822-0663. 42 Wendell Avenue. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm
LOCAL HISTORY
Elizabeth Freeman, also known Mum Bett, was enslaved in the Ashley House, and later became the first black slave to successfully sue for and win her freedom. Touring the Ashley House provides insight into the life of both the Ashleys and the enslaved African Americans who lived there in the 18th century. The Ashley House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can tour the house on Sundays through August 31. For more information call 413-298-8138. 117 Cooper Hill Road. Sheffield, MA. (<$)

Sunday, August 13, 1pm-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY
The Bisbee Mill in Chesterfield is a still-working 1800s grist mill. It originally ran on water power but now an engine is used. If you have an interest in local history, industry, or agriculture, stop by the Bisbee Mill Museum to learn more! Corn is usually ground around 2pm. 66 East Street. Chesterfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 1pm and 4pm
FAMILY THEATER
Based on the treasured animated film, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is pure, delightful fun. Once upon a time the new princess, Aurora was born. The three good fairies — Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather — blessed the child with gifts of beauty and virtue. However, Maleficent, the evil fairy queen casts a spell that on the princess’s sixteenth birthday, Aurora will prick her finger on the needle of spinning wheel and die. All seems lost, but the fairies have one trick left to them: though they cannot reverse the curse, they ensure that Aurora will not die, but instead fall into a deep sleep from which she can awake only by true love’s first kiss. This classic and beautiful fairytale will be brought to life onstage, at the Majestic Theater. 413-747-7797. 131 Elm Street. West Springfield, MA. (<$)

Sunday, August 13, 2pm-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY
Video games? Television? View-Masters? No. Not yet. Take a step back in time to the late 1800s at the Westhampton Museum & Blacksmith Shop to see some really basic entertainment. Stereoscope viewers were all the rage and those fortunate enough to own them planned parties around showing their newly arrived images. The ruins of Athens and Scottish castles were very popular themes, but local images such as those taken of the aftermath of the 1874 Mill River Flood also quickly made their way to the western Mass. marketplace. After a few weeks, friends, cousins, and neighbors would swap collections for some variety. Come to the museum and see what you can see through their stereoscope viewer! 413-527-3209. 5 Stage Road. Westhampton, MA (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 2pm-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY
Historical societies draw people together who have an interest in preservation of the past. The Buckland Historical Society open house will offer tours of the Museum and the Wilder Homestead. The Museum is a former school house which now houses three floors of artifacts and town records. The Wilder Homestead is a furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn loom, and a shoemaker shop (Rt. 112). 413-625-9763. 20 Upper Street. Buckland, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 2pm-5pm
ART STUDIES/SCULPTURE
Want to learn about the process of sculpture? Local artist Andrew Devries invites you to his open studio to see his work and learn about his process. There will be bronze pouring at 2:30pm. 413-238-7755. 42 East River Road. Huntington, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 3pm-4pm
YOGA/INTERGENERATIONAL
Do you and your teen enjoy yoga? You can practice for free, outdoors in Colgrove Park at a weekly All Levels Yoga Class. Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga will lead everyone in traditional yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility. This class is best suited for ages fourteen and up. Dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. 24 Church Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 4pm
MUSIC STUDIES/CLASSICAL
The 50th season of the Sevenars Music Festival in South Worthington will be offering music lovers the opportunity to hear some of the finest contemporary classical musicians. The final performance of the season will feature pianist Rorianne Schrade. Schrade was praised for “mastery of one aspect of keyboard playing after another,” following her last solo recital in 2011. She is returning to solo recital performances after a hiatus; the program will include Mozart, Beethoven, Pärt, Liadov, Scriabin, Glazunov, Kapustin, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky-Feinberg. She will be playing in the Historic Academy building, South Ireland Street and Route 112. South Worthington, MA. (DONATION)

Sunday, August 13, 4:30pm-6:30pm
LOCAL FOOD/PLACEMAKING
Celebrate local food, farms, and community at the 2017 Free Harvest Supper! The annual supper features a meal of locally grown food, prepared by locally based chefs. There will also be live music, children’s activities, educational displays, and the hugely successful “Really, Really Free Market” where all are welcome to bring home produce from the season’s overflow donated by farmers and gardeners. Diners are invited to enjoy passed fresh appetizers and learn from informational displays while they wait for their meal. The Free Harvest Supper works to highlight the incredible edible bounty and diversity of locally grown and produced food and to support local agriculture. Visit the Free Harvest Supper website to learn more and to get involved through volunteer efforts. Town Common/Court Square. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 6pm
MUSIC STUDIES/PLACEMAKING
Seven piece band, Satinwood, plays only the best tunes of the 70’s in their “Legendary Songs Show.” You can catch their fully arranged versions of hits by Harry Chapin, Doobie Brothers, Cat Stevens, Dave Mason and more, at a concert in Stanley Park. Satinwood has shared the stage with music artists such as Don McLean, Jonathan Edwards, Al Stewart, and Aztec Two-Step. 413-568-9312. 400 Western Avenue. Westfield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, August 13, 7pm
THEATER/CONTEMPORARY
Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, a product of Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Community Works” initiative, will make its world premiere beginning August 13 and running daily through August 16. The play, written by Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, is a tale of heroism. In this work, three three children ask their grandmother to tell a story about a time long ago. A magical tale unfolds featuring music, dance, star-crossed lovers, and warriors. The “Community Works” initiative brings together local residents and professional theater artists to make family-friendly plays for and about the Berkshires. Attend one of the four showings for a uniquely local, community-centered theater experience.’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Storyhour & Playgroups: East Longmeadow, Pelham & Whately

Monday, August 14, 9am
YOGA
Through stretching poses and sometimes concentration on the breath, yoga can relax and center you. Practicing yoga outdoors has the added benefits of connecting you to nature. The Clark Art Institute is offering an outdoor yoga class weekly on Mondays, starting June 3 and continuing through August 28. This class is suitable for all experience levels, ages fourteen and up, and will focus on improving strength and flexibility. Classes will be held on the Fernández Terrace adjacent to the Clark Center. Dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. Rain cancels this event. No registration is required. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Monday, August 14, 10am-11am
NATURAL HISTORY/GUIDED NATURE HIKE
“Natural history” as a formal field of academic study has existed since at least 1900, but has evolved considerably since then. Natural history overlaps with specialized scientific subjects such as botany, geology, mycology, palaeontology, physiology and zoology. Today, “natural history,” usually refers to the study of changes in ecological landscape over time. Budding naturalists who wish to learn more can attend a guided nature hike, and discover how Massachusetts forests have changed since Europeans first settled the Mount Holyoke Range. This hike will be approximately one mile in length, through easy-moderate terrain. Meet in Visitors Center at Mount Holyoke Range State Park. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring water and insect deterrents. In case of rain, call to confirm. 413-253-2883. 1500 West Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Monday August 14, 11am and 2pm
PUPPETRY/FAIRY TALES
The art of puppetry combines theater with sculpting and visual arts, in the case of troupes who build their own puppets or marionettes. Puppet theater can be a fun hobby for children, who can use their own imagination and tools to tell a story with multiple characters. The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes group will be performing the story of Little Red Riding Hood for audience members of all ages at the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Catch one of their free performances through August 30. Check their website for a full calendar of shows. 413-822-0663. 29 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Monday, August 14, 4pm
MUSIC STUDIES/UKULELE
Learning to play the ukulele can be a fun introduction to other stringed instruments. With only four strings, ukulele is simpler to learn than guitar, plus it’s small, relatively inexpensive, and very portable. Julie Stepanek has been teaching beginners how to play chords on the ukulele at various libraries for years now. She will bring her twenty ukuleles and provide lessons to twenty participants at the Holyoke Public Library. Registration is required. 413-420-8101. 250 Chestnut Street. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

Monday, August 14, 6:30pm
CYCLING
Interested in learning about “cyclocross?” Cyclocross is a sport which combines elements of road and mountain biking. Cyclocross racing takes place on a small circuit that makes for really entertaining spectating. Scott Smith is a World Championship team member and lives in Westhampton. He will talk about equipment, training, preparation, and the experience itself, at the Westhampton Public Library. He has traveled the world with his bicycle. All are welcome to attend the talk. 413-527-5386. 1 North Road. Westhampton, MA. (FREE)

Monday, August 14, 7pm
THEATER/CONTEMPORARY
Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, a product of Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Community Works” initiative, will make its world premiere beginning August 13 and running daily through August 16. The play, written by Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, is a tale of heroism. In this work, three three children ask their grandmother to tell a story about a time long ago. A magical tale unfolds featuring music, dance, star-crossed lovers, and warriors. The “Community Works” initiative brings together local residents and professional theater artists to make family-friendly plays for and about the Berkshires. Attend one of the four showings for a uniquely local, community-centered theater experience.’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Storyhour & Playgroups: Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Cheshire, Easthampton, Florence, Gill, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Hatfiled, Huntington, Lanesborough, Lee, Ludlow, New Salem, North Adams, Sheffield, Sunderland, Turners Falls, Ware & West Springfield.

Tuesday, August 15, 10am
LITERACY
Bringing your children to a storytime is a fun, simple way to connect them with literacy and broaden your community connections by meeting other families. The “Books and Blooms” storytime at The Mount also gets you and your children outdoors, gathering in the Italian Garden. How many flowers and other plants can you identify? This program is best-suited for ages 2-8; children must be accompanied by an adult. This drop-in program is weather dependent. 413-551-5111. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, August 15, 10am and 1pm
FAMILY THEATER
Based on the treasured animated film, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is pure, delightful fun. Once upon a time the new princess, Aurora, was born. The three good fairies — Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather — blessed the child with gifts of beauty and virtue. However, Maleficent, the evil fairy queen, casts a spell that on the princess’s sixteenth birthday, Aurora will prick her finger on the needle of spinning wheel and die. All seems lost, but the fairies have one trick left to them. Though they cannot reverse the curse, they ensure that Aurora will not die, but instead fall into a deep sleep from which she can awake only by true love’s first kiss. This classic and beautiful fairytale will be brought to life onstage, at the at the Majestic Theater. 413-747-7797. 131 Elm Street. West Springfield, MA. (<$)

Tuesday, August 15, 11:30am
FAMILY THEATER/PUPPETRY
Enchanted Circle Theater and Talking Hands Theater are teaming up for a special puppet show! Puppet shows are great sources of entertainment for the entire family, opening up the imaginations of young children as they see creatures brought to life through theatrical performance. For more information, call 413-534-2000 ext. 1140. South Chestnut Park. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, August 15, 1pm-4pm
ART STUDIES/CUBISM
You would probably recognize a cubist painting by its style, a distinct blend of realistic and abstract elements, rendered with geometric forms. But did you know that cubist artists also made sculptures, or that cubism as an artistic movement also impacted music, literature and architecture in the 20th century? The Clark Art Institute invites people of all ages to experiment with cubism through outdoor art-making on Tuesdays through August 22. Participants will be encouraged to make visual observations from different angles. This event is weather-dependent. All activities are free, but admission to the galleries will be charged. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (Adults $; Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID FREE)

Tuesday, August 15, 3:30pm
ART STUDIES/CRAFT
Did you know that you can make jewelry out of duct tape? With this versatile material, the possibilities are endless, and include bracelets, belts, headbands, and sculptures. Similarly, bottle caps can be used to make pendants and keychains. The Granby Library is offering a duct tape and bottle cap crafting session, as part of the teen summer reading program. Please register. 413-467-3320. 297 East State Street. Granby, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, August 15, 6pm-7pm
MUSIC STUDIES/INTERGENERATIONAL
Library concerts are the perfect summer activity for the whole family. Pick up a book or movie while you stop by the Whately Library for a show! Already a local favorite, teen band Felixis Jinx formed in the Summer of 2015 when they wrote their first song together, which soon became a feminist pop anthem on the local youth music scene. The group has since played several festivals and shows. Indoors in case of rain. 413-665-2170. 202 Chestnut Plain Road. Whately, MA. (FREE)

Tuesday, August 15, 7pm
THEATER/CONTEMPORARY
Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, a product of Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Community Works” initiative, will make its world premiere beginning August 13 and running daily through August 16. The play, written by Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, is a tale of heroism. In this work, three three children ask their grandmother to tell a story about a time long ago. A magical tale unfolds featuring music, dance, star-crossed lovers, and warriors. The “Community Works” initiative brings together local residents and professional theater artists to make family-friendly plays for and about the Berkshires. Attend one of the four showings for a uniquely local, community-centered theater experience.’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Storyhour & Playgroups: Amherst, Athol, Becket, Belchertown, Bernardston, Cummington, Deerfield, East Longmeadow, Erving, Granby, Greenfield, Huntington, Leverett, Monson, New Marlborough, North Adams, Northampton, Sheffield, Shelburne Falls, South Deerfield, Springfield, Turners Falls, Wendell, West Springfield, and Williamsburg.

Wednesday, August 16, 11am and 2pm
PUPPETRY/FAIRY TALES
The art of puppetry combines theater with sculpting and visual arts, in the case of troupes who build their own puppets or marionettes. Puppet theater can be a fun hobby for children, who can use their own imagination and tools to tell a story with multiple characters. The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes group will be performing the story of Rumplestiltskin for audience members of all ages at the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Catch one of their free performances through August 30. Check their website for a full calendar of shows. 413-822-0663. 29 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, August 16, 1pm-3pm
STEM/ROBOTICS
A robot is simply a technological device programmed to carry out a series of tasks. Though robotics may seem like an intimidating field, even young children can have fun exploring this aspect of engineering. Jean Daley will be at the Erving Public Library teaching children ages eight and up how to build a UBTECH Jimu – Meebot Robot. Registration is required. 413-423-3348. 17 Moore Street. Erving, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, August 16, 3pm-6pm
NATURE STUDIES/CANOE
The Housatonic Valley Association invites community members on a paddle trip to learn about river ecology, enjoy views of the Beartown Mountains, and look for signs of wildlife. Some experience is preferable. Canoes and equipment provided. Call HVA at 413-298-7024 to register and recieve full details. Lee, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, August 16, 5:30-6:45pm
CURRENT EVENTS/NEWS LITERACY
How do you judge whether a news source is accurate or biased? In order to be politically active, you must be up-to-date on political issues and truly understand them. UMass Amherst Journalism Professor Steve Fox, has designed a presentation to help attendees do just that. Fox will discuss the changing landscape of news media over the past two decades as well as more recent changes. There are more news sources today than there ever have been. Attend this presentation at the Mason Library to become a more informed judge of information sources. 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30pm
PLACEMAKING/MUSIC STUDIES
Lenox’s “Concerts in the Park” bring together families, community members, and local musicians with free performances throughout the summer months. On August 16, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors will do what they do best, “build peace through music,” in Lilac Park. In case of rain the event is moved to the auditorium at Town Hall. Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, August 16, 7pm
THEATER/CONTEMPORARY
Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, a product of Williamstown Theater Festival’s “Community Works” initiative, will make its world premiere beginning August 13 and running daily through August 16. The play, written by Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber, is a tale of heroism. In this work, three three children ask their grandmother to tell a story about a time long ago. A magical tale unfolds featuring music, dance, star-crossed lovers, and warriors. The “Community Works” initiative brings together local residents and professional theater artists to make family-friendly plays for and about the Berkshires. Attend one of the four showings for a uniquely local, community-centered theater experience.’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Storyhour & Playgroups: Agawam, Amherst, Athol, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Florence, Gill, Greenfield, Hatfield, Huntington, Lee, Lenox, Millers Falls, Montague, Northampton, Sheffield, South Hadley, and Turners Falls.

Thursday, August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm
GUIDED NATURE HIKE/NATURAL HISTORY
Over the summer, there are many opportunities for intergenerational nature exploration. Individual adults, as well as families with children ages twelve and up, are invited to participate in a hike to learn about the natural history of the Mount Holyoke Range. Participants will be given a choice of routes for the day to be determined by the group. The hike will be approximately 3-5 miles in length, with steep and rocky terrain possible. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring water and insect deterrents. You may also wish to bring a snack. In case of rain, call to confirm. Meet in Visitors Center. Mount Holyoke Range State Park. 413-253-2883. 1500 West Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, August 17, 5:30pm
ART STUDIES
Have you ever wondered what quintessentially American artwork looks like from a different cultural perspective? Norman Rockwell, for example, is among the most famous American artists, and his artwork typically depicted the values of American life. In a lecture at the Norman Rockwell Museum, noted University of Zagreb humanities and social studies scholar Iva Tijan will join James Kimble, Ph.D, to discuss the impact of Rockwell’s imagery on European perceptions of America. This lecture is free with museum admission. 413-298-4100. 9 Glendale Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($. College students with ID <$. Ages 6-18 <$. Under 5 and museum members FREE)

Thursday, August 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm
STEM/ROBOTICS
Robotics is a multifaceted field of innovation and creation. Even young children can get started learning the basics of robotics. Basic robotics can connect them with the engineering skills of creating physical objects, as well as the computer programming skills required to get those objects to carry out tasks. Participants ages nine and up will learn both how to build robots, and how to control them with code, in a series of workshops at Holyoke Codes. You will learn how robots carry out tasks such as detecting and following lines, delivering and retrieving things, and detecting and following walls. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these workshops (on August 17, 22, and 31). 413-552-4900. 100 Bigelow Street. Holyoke, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, August 17, 6pm-8pm
FIBER ARTS
Knitters and crocheters can meet others, socialize, and stitch for a good cause at the Jones Library! In support of the summer reading program theme, “Build a Better World,” the group will be helping others by creating chemo caps, which will in turn be donated to the Cancer Connection. Knitters are invited to join in the effort and bring their knitting needles or crochet hooks to these sessions. Patterns will be provided. 413-259-3090. 43 Amity Street. Amherst, MA. (VOLUNTEER)

Thursday, August 17, 6:30pm
PLACEMAKING/MUSIC STUDIES
Families can enjoy an evening of free, rockabilly and rhythm & blues performed by Li’l BeeDee & the Doo-Rites as part of the Florence Music on the Porch Series.. Civic Center. Park Street. Florence, MA. (FREE)

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Storyhour & Playgroups: Amherst, Belchertown, Cummington, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Florence, Granby, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Hadley, Housatonic, Longmeadow, Monson, Northampton, Pelham, Shutesbury, South Hadley, Stockbridge, and Sunderland.

Friday, August 18, 10am
JEWISH CULTURE
Celebrate Jewish culture at a “Shabbat Shabloom” gathering! You can end your week with a joyful morning of music and movement with Felicia Sloin and Amy Meltzer. These events are especially suited for children under five, and their caregivers. Families can enjoy homemade challah, join a service project on the farm, and take flowers home for Shabbat. Celebrations take place every Friday morning at Abundance Farm, until the end of August. All are welcome. For more information, contact Amy@abundancefarm.org or join the Shabbat Shabloom! facebook group. Abundance Farm is located at Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect Street, across the street from the YMCA. Northampton, MA. (<$)

Friday, August 18, 10am-2pm
FIBER ARTS
The fiber art is a very old art form with many different facets. Fiber art is an art form with strong connections to animal studies and agriculture, as animals are often the source for materials to knit, sew, spin, weave, or crochet. The Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Animals in August program for families continues with a workshop on spinning angora rabbit wool. Participants will learn how to harvest the wool and will have the opportunity to try spinning it into yarn. This program is free with museum admission. 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road. Stockbridge, MA. ($. Children under 12 and members FREE)

Friday, August 18, 10am-5pm
MUSEUM ADVENTURES/STEAM
The Berkshire Museum is a great local resource for learning about several aspects of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), with exhibits ranging in subject matter from geology to the history of the guitar. Explore the art gallery, the aquarium, the Feigenbaum hall of innovation, all in one day! The museum is open free of charge on August 18 as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Friday program. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Route 7. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 10:30am-11:30am
NATURE STUDIES/ZOOLOGY
A love of animals can be a catalyst for all kinds of learning. Spending time with animals can help kids build their empathic skills by understanding the needs of another living being. Taking care of animals at home (even something as simple as putting feed in a bird feeder) can also teach kids responsibility. For the scientifically minded, zoology is a topic which leads to learning about biology and ecology. You can encourage your children’s interest in animals by bringing them to animal focused “Kidleidoscope” programs at Great Falls Discovery Center. These programs are best suited for ages three to six, but siblings and friends are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The August 18 program will introduce children to the topic of bobcats through a story, interactive games, and a craft. 413-863-3221. 2 Avenue A. Turners Falls, MA. (FREE)

Friday August 18, 11am and 2pm
PUPPETRY
The art of puppetry combines theater with sculpting and visual arts, in the case of troupes who build their own puppets or marionettes. Puppet theater can be a fun hobby for children, who can use their own imagination and tools to tell a story with multiple characters. The Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes group will be performing the story of Carnival of the Animals for audience members of all ages at the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Catch one of their free performances through August 30. Check their website for a full calendar of shows. 413-822-0663. 29 Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 11am-12pm
LITERACY
Book mobile programs make literacy more accessible to people who are homebound or have limited transportation accessibility. The Summer Bookmobile program from The Bridge Family Resource Center also provides books free of charge- to keep! This is a great opportunity for families to support literacy learning in the summer months. For more information call 413-549-0471 ext. 6510. On August 11 the bookmobile will be visiting The Boulders. 156 Brittany Manor. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 11am-4pm
LOCAL HISTORY/POETRY
For citizens of Amherst and beyond, Emily Dickinson’s life in Western Mass is a point of pride. Learning about Emily Dickinson’s life in Amherst can strengthen your connection to place while broadening your knowledge of both local history and poetic trends. For history buffs, a trip to the Emily Dickinson Museum can also illuminate your understanding of life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries more generally. The museum is comprised of two historic houses: the Homestead, where Emily Dickinson was born, as well as the Evergreens next door, home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children. You can visit the museum free of charge on August 18, as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program. 413-542-2947. 280 Main Street. Amherst, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 2pm
THEATER/CONTEMPORARY
The Berkshire Theater Group summer reading series provides community members with the opportunity to connect with contemporary theater as well as social commentary and differing points of view. The 2017 reading series centers around the theme, “No Boundaries in Art.” On August 18, you can see a reading of Pravda, a powerful and provocative play by master playwrights exploring the role of journalism in society. The Berkshire Eagle President, Fredric D. Rutberg; local journalist, Judith Monachina; and Former Acting Dean and Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Columbia University, Sandy Padwe, will lead a talk-back after the reading. 413-997-4444. Fitzpatrick Main Stage. 83 East Main Street. Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 3pm
THEATER
Viewing contemporary and brand-new plays can connect you with the theatrical community, and possibly even give you the opportunity to watch a work evolve over time. The “Fridays@3” Reading Series, part of the Williamstown Theater Festival, has over the years featured work which went on to become main Festival productions. The reading series showcases new work in development, read by brilliant actors. Come to the reading series for a chance to experience theatre for free. On August 18, the series wraps up with Screenplay by Stalin by Tom Fontana, directed by Laura Savia: “Vasilij and Fyodor have been hired for a very important project. They just need a little more time-and vodka-to complete it.” 413-458-2303. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 4pm-5:30pm
ART STUDIES
Capturing the human figure on the page is a challenge for artists whether they prefer to draw or to paint. Some artists love figure drawing while some find it very challenging. Either way it is an essential part of art studies. Teenage artists are invited to the Sunderland Public Library to gain some tips and tricks for figure drawing. Space is limited and registration is required. 413-665-2642. 20 School Street. Sunderland, MA. (FREE)

Friday, August 18, 5pm-8pm
LOCAL FOOD
Where can you sample food from several valley restaurants? At a “Food Truck Friday” event outside of the Abandoned Building Brewery in Easthampton. Come support local, small businesses, play in the Millside park with your kids, or even bring them to the Mill180 indoor park nearby! 142 Pleasant Street. Easthampton, MA. (MARKET/SALE)

Friday, August 18, 5pm-11pm
AGRICULTURE/PLACEMAKING
Attending an agricultural fair is a great way to explore the domestic arts and learn the quality of items made by hand. Exhibition halls are filled with different handmade crafts and culinary arts, such as quilts, preserves, knitwear, canned goods, and pies – all tokens from our past that still have a place in our present today. The 100th annual Heath Fair kicks off with the opening of the exhibition hall, followed by live music, an antique tractor parade and pull, and finally fireworks at nightfall. Visit the Heath Fair website for full details and schedule. HeathAgSociety@gmail.com. 9 Hosmer Road. Heath, MA. (<$)

Friday, August 18, 6pm-8pm
ZOOLOGY/CANOEING
Beavers have spent 7 million years in North America, and many reintroduction efforts have taken place to improve their declining populations. You can learn more about beavers and the ways in which their dams impact the biodiversity of their habitats, on an evening canoe trip at Bartholomew’s Cobble. Participants will meet at the visitor’s center and walk to the river to learn about how these mammals have shaped our physical community as well as the history of our country. Trips will take place on Friday evenings through August 25. Registration is required. For more information call 413-298-3239 ex 3013. 117 Cooper Hill Road. Sheffield, MA. ($$)

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Hilltown Families’ list of Weekly Suggested Events is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst, Ashfield, Bernardston, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Erving, Heath, Holyoke, Ludlow, Montague, Montgomery, Pelham, Rowe, Russell, Shutesbury, South Hadley, Springfield, Ware, and Warwick Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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