Suggested Events for December 1st – 7th, 2018

Hilltown Families List of Weekly Suggested Events

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Each week, Hilltown Families taps into your interests and values and gives you the chance to connect with others who want to explore them. By highlighting the learning opportunities that are embedded in the everyday events, activities, and spaces that make up our communities, sharing this information with families via our extensive online network, and supporting your participation in engaging and meaningful ways – together – we are building connections that shape and change lives and communities. Hilltown Families is where families come to connect to the place where they live and the people who call it home.

The beautiful fact is, we can’t do any of this without you. It all comes back to you and your engagement. During this season of gratitude and giving, we are inviting you not only to get out and have some fun while you learn, we’re inviting you to invest in the organization that helps make that possible. Hilltown Families is in the process of redesigning our website and planning new in-person programming for the Spring. We will bring you seasonally-based mindfulness events and workshops for learners of all ages and backgrounds at our founder, Sienna Wildfield’s, new space, Curly Willow on the Westfield River. But we need your help. Please support what you love by donating what you can to Hilltown Families. Consider making it a monthly contribution. For less than what you spend on a cup of coffee, you can make a big difference in the lives of families – just like yours – throughout Western MA! We thank you!

After-School Classes & Enrichment Programs

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Our community is rich in learning opportunities to supplement the interests of children, teens, and life-long learners. We have put together a directory of after-school & weekend classes and enrichment programs happening across Western Massachusetts throughout the school year. Many of these programs aren’t just for kids, so to all the adults out there – feel encouraged to pursue your interests and honor your callings through these enrichment classes, too!

If you have a class or program you would like to have included in our directory, contact us at sales@hilltownfamilies.org to learn about our advertising options and sponsorship packages.

Bulletin Board

Dec 1

Center School Open House! Saturday, December 1st, 9am-12pm. Pre-School through 8th Grades. All classrooms will be open and teaching teams will offer activities for kids and families. A great opportunity to learn about the school for your child. Meet teachers, staff, parents and students. Light refreshments provided. All welcome! The Center School is located at 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA. For more info, visit www.centerschool.net or call 413-773-1700.

Dec 9

The Academy at Charlemont (1359 Route 2 in Charlemont, MA) will host an Open House for interested families on Sunday, December 9. The program begins at 1 PM. Meet students, teachers, and current parents and get a feel for their their creative and rigorous academic program and warm community. The Academy offers vibrant arts, competitive athletics, and an emphasis on critical thinking and ethical leadership, with daily round trip bus service from Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield and the hilltowns, including several stops along each route. Academy students love school. Shouldn’t everyone? Details at www.charlemont.org.

Dec

Amherst Downtown is merry and bright this holiday season with music and activities for the whole family. The Annual Lighting of the Merry Maple on Friday, November 30, 3pm-7pm is filled with events and activities for all ages at the Fire Station, History Museum and the Commons hayrides, crafts, and storytelling, the High School chorus perform seasonal songs and the UMass Minuteman Marching Band arrives with Santa. Tree lighting at 5 pm. Pick up sacks at the Merry Maple and come back Saturday December 1st for Pack the Sack, 20% off downtown Amherst. Santa and Elf visit shops and street band Prone to Mischief perform around town; starts at noon. Free Holiday Concert by the Amherst Community Band at Mercy House on December 15th at 4 pm. Free Parking Saturdays starts November 24th. More information available at www.amherstdowntown.com.

Dec 7 – 9

Pioneer Valley Ballet presents the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker! Join Clara as she battles the Rat King to save the Nutcracker Prince, then travel to the enchanted Snow Forest and beautiful Kingdom of Sweets. Live on stage December 7 – 9 at the Academy of Music in Northampton. A special Sensory and Family Safe Presentation on December 7 at 4:00 p.m. has lighting and sound accommodations for a reduced sensory experience, and is also ideal for young children. The 40th Anniversary Celebration Performance that evening features special musical guests and a champagne treat for the adults. Get tickets today at aomtheatre.com. For more information about the Pioneer Valley Ballet company and school, visit pioneervalleyballet.org.

Dec 7, 8, & 9

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration revels in the return of the sun with a family show of music, dance, song and story to drive the dark away. This year, everyone is invited to our village tavern to enjoy traditions from the early Middle Ages to rousing contemporary carols. Come hear ancient songs, see the Abbotts Bromley horn dance, a mummers play and the passing of the yule log! There will be Basque, molly and sword dances! Friday and Saturday Dec. 7 and 8, 7:30pm & Sunday Dec. 9, 2pm. Shea Theater, Turners Falls. Tickets $15 adults, $12 seniors and children 5-16 years, at Amherst Books, Amherst; Broadside Bookshop, Northampton; World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield; at the door or online. Information and reservations at www.welcomeyule.org.

Dec 15

Save the Date! This holiday season, experience the beloved story of The Nutcracker told through Celtic Dance. A Celtic Nutcracker will beautifully blend the Tchaikovsky score with live Celtic music and original choreography by the Celtic Heels Dance Company Director, Cara Leach. Bring your family to this one showing event on Saturday, December 15th at 3pm at the Academy of Music, Northampton. Featuring the Celtic Heels Irish Dance Company and live music this is sure to become a family tradition for anyone who loves the Nutcracker or Celtic Dance! Tickets are $12-20. Information can be found at www.ACelticNutcracker.com.

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LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS
December 1st – 7th, 2018

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Saturday, December 1st, 2018

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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. “What’s new in Kindie?” Episode. Guest DJ Danny Weinkauf plays some of his favorite new music from various Kindie artists. 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, December 1, 9:30am-4:30pm
CRAFT FAIR
It’s time again for the 38th annual Northampton Winter Craft Fair! With 90 artisans, live music, children’s book sale, and delicious food, this is a treasured community gathering for the whole family. Support local arts and crafts, right in time for the holiday season. Shopping for gifts at local craft fairs is a great way to invest in the local culture and economy, and ensures that the artisans we value are able to continuing doing their amazing creative work. Admission benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. Northampton High School. 380 Elm Street, Northampton, MA ($)

Saturday, December 1, 12pm
SOCIAL ISSUES/PERFORMANCE
Nostras Voces is a multimedia art show, featuring the work of student artists and activists around the theme of reproductive justice. With a gallery show and live performance, Nostras Voces presents a wide range of marginalized voices, which find beauty, meaning, and identity, despite the fraught political moment we live in. Mahar Auditorium. 119 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA ($)

Saturday, December 1, 12-3pm
CRAFTS/CULINARY STUDIES
Come enjoy a cherished holiday tradition with the family at this Gingerbread house workshop, hosted by Barts Ice Cream! If you’ve always wanted to build a gingerbread house but have been dissuaded by the mess, this is the event for you. Barts will handle the clean up and you can take your gingerbread house home! Barts Ice Cream Amherst. 103 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA ($)

Saturday, December 1, 1-3pm
LITERARY STUDIES/THEATER
Widely considered to be one of the greatest works of contemporary English drama, Tom Stoppard’s 1993 Arcadia is a meditation on the themes of history and change. Set simultaneously in the present day and the early 19th century, the play centers around a series of dichotomies, namely: order and chaos, entropy and structure, thinking and feeling. Ultimately, Stoppard argues that apparent conflicts resolve into a paradoxical co-existence. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest plays of our generation, performed by the UMass Theatre Guild! Bowker Auditorium. 100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA ($)

Saturday, December 1, 2-3pm
STORYTIME/CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
The first day of kindergarten is a big day for parents and kids! It’s a time of excitement but it can also be scary. Kevin Barry’s new book Kindergarrrten Bus is about the mixed feelings that can accompany a big change in a child’s life, and who better to encourage kids to see the fun possibilities ahead of them than a rascally pirate captain! Barry will be reading his book at this special storytime event. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA (FREE W/MUSEUM ADMISSION)

Saturday, December 1, 3:30-7pm
PLACEMAKING/TREE LIGHTING
The city of Holyoke will be hosting the annual tree lighting and parade of lights this Saturday! Mayor Alex Morse and the Holyoke High School Madrigal Choir will be welcoming the community for an evening of holiday cheer, music, and lights. Holyoke City Hall. 536 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA (FREE)

Saturday, December 1, 4pm
CONCERT/CHILDREN’S MUSIC
It is likely that the word ‘potluck’ is derived from the potlatch tradition among the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest coast of America and Canada. Potlatch, meaning “to give away” in the pidgin trade language Chinook Jargon, is a type of celebration marking important events within the community, in which lords and aristocrats invited other wealthy members of community to compete to see who could give away or destroy the most wealth. Anthropologists have long since studied this fascinating custom as a form of guaranteeing that the wealth inequality never becomes too pronounced. Potlatch is an especially intriguing example of a gift economy, in which goods are not sold or traded. Renowned children’s musician Sarah Pirtle is celebrating her birthday this Saturday, with a potluck dinner and family concert! Tulsi Rose Healing. 64 March Road, Ashfield, MA (SUGGESTED DONATION)

Saturday, December 1, 4-5:30pm
PLACEMAKING/TREE LIGHTING
Community traditions help to increase our sense of belonging. They are shared experiences, which bond us to each other and to the place we call home. The Whately community will be gathering this Saturday to light the library tree and celebrate with hot drinks and baked goods! Whately Public Library. 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately, MA (FREE)

Saturday, December 1, 5-8pm
PLACEMAKING/HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
This Saturday, Main Street in downtown Northampton will be closed to traffic and transformed into a magical winter holiday festival! Enjoy a charming evening stroll at this family friendly holiday celebration and don’t forget s’mores, music, and games. Bask in the warmth of holiday cheer and community belonging. Main Street, Northampton, MA (FREE)

Saturday, December 1, 6-7pm
PLACEMAKING/CAROLING
Few activities can evoke the feelings of holiday cheer like caroling! Come together as a community and sing your heart out, and enjoy the luminaries as you stroll along Main Street. For more information, please visit Holiday Caroling. Main Street Historic District. Stockbridge, MA (FREE)

Saturday, December 1, 7:30-9:30pm
THEATER/SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Or What You Will) has remained one of the bard’s most popular works. With lots of laughter, romance, music, pranks, and a classic case of mistaken identity, it’s easy to see why this play continues to be performed hundreds of years after it was written. Northampton Center for the Arts. 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA ($)

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

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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, December 2, 9:30am-4:00pm
CRAFT FAIR
It’s time again for the 38th annual Northampton Winter Craft Fair! With 90 artisans, live music, children’s book sale, and delicious food, this is a treasured community gathering for the whole family. Support local arts and crafts, right in time for the holiday season. Shopping for gifts at local craft fairs is a great way to invest in the local culture and economy, and ensures that the artisans we value are able to continuing doing their amazing creative work. Admission benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. Northampton High School. 380 Elm Street, Northampton, MA ($)

Sunday, December 2, 12pm
SOCIAL ISSUES/PERFORMANCE
Nostras Voces is a multimedia art show, featuring the work of student artists and activists around the theme of reproductive justice. With a gallery show and live performance, Nostras Voces presents a wide range of marginalized voices, which find beauty, meaning, and identity, despite the fraught political moment we live in. Mahar Auditorium. 119 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA ($)

Sunday, December 2, 12-2pm
PLACEMAKING/HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
This Sunday Main Street in downtown Stockbridge will be transformed into a winter holiday wonderland! At this popular annual event, Norman Rockwell’s famous painting “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas” will be recreated with 50 antique cars. Come experience a piece of local history. Main Street Historic District. Stockbridge, MA ($)

Sunday, December 2, 2-4:15pm
FILM STUDIES/SCREENING
One of the most stylish movies ever made, Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece Wings of Desire tells the story of an angel who longs to become human, after falling in love with a circus performer. Drawing heavily from the lyrical poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, the film is both fantastically mystical and contemporary. Set against the backdrop of Berlin on the eve of reunification, Wenders angels contemplate the inner lives of the city’s inhabitants. The German title, “The Heaven Over Berlin,” rightly draws attention to the importance of the city itself in the film at a key moment in its history. Wings of Desire will be playing this Sunday at Amherst Cinema. 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA ($)

Sunday, December 2, 3pm
MUSIC STUDIES/CONCERT
Celebrate the holiday season with a lively brass concert of Christmas favorites! The Fanfare Brass Choir is a local 10 part brass ensemble, which has been performing music from the 16th century to the present, since 2008. Don’t miss this holiday concert and singalong. First Congregational Church. 6 Searle Road, Huntington, MA (FREE)

Sunday, December 2, 5-6:30pm
MUSIC STUDIES/SINGING
Do you love to sing? Come together for an evening of songs from around the world! Something magical happens when a group of people join their voices together in harmony. Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, focusing on a wide range of interdisciplinary arts. Once a month, Earthdance hosts a community sing. No singing expertise is required, people of all ages are welcome. Earthdance. 252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA ($)

Sunday, December 2, 5:30-8pm
PLACEMAKING/TREE LIGHTING
Now in its 6th year, the annual Easthampton Whobalation celebrates the coming holiday season and the work of Dr. Seuss, whose fictional “Whoville,” from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is thought to have been based on Easthampton. Come dance the night away with a veritable who’s who of Whoville. Millside Park. 2 Ferry Street, Easthampton, MA (FREE)

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Monday, December 3rd, 2018

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Storyhour & Playgroups: East Longmeadow, Pelham & Whately

Monday, December 3, 6-7pm
STEM/NEUROSCIENCE
It’s amazing how much human beings have in common with other organisms. Even the fruit fly is similar enough to our own genetic code that they can be used as models in scientific research. Cellular and molecular neuroscientist Ken Colodner’s research focuses on the relationship between certain types of proteins on brain cells, with the hope of developing new therapeutic treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Colodner uses fruit flies to study these diseases and possible cures. This is a great opportunity to learn about cutting edge scientific research, presented by an expert in the field. Union Station. 125 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA (FREE)

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

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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, December 4, 10:30-11:30am
STORYTELLING/SINGALONG
Exposing young children to music and language is tremendously important to their cognitive development. This program, designed for children ages 6 to 18 months, features storytelling, singing, sign language, and physical activities. Parents and caregivers will also have the opportunity to connect with each other and share their experiences. Berkshire Museum. 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA (FREE W/MUSEUM ADMISSION)

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Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

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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, December 5, 6-7pm
PLACEMAKING/MENORAH LIGHTING
Cultures from all over the world celebrate the coming of winter with a festival of lights. Chanukah is certainly no exception! Over eight days, a candle is lit on the menorah, or candelabra, to commemorate the miraculous burning of a lamp in the ancient Temple in Jerusalem for eight days, despite only having enough oil for one. The giant menorah on the Amherst common will be lit this Wednesday. Come celebrate the miracle of light with donuts, hot chocolate, music, and stories! Amherst Common. Amherst, MA (FREE)

Wednesday, December 5, 7-8:30pm
SOCIAL ISSUES/CLIMATE CHANGE
While it is clear that climate change can no longer be prevented, there is still much we can do to try to avoid the worst outcomes. As the overwhelming majority of carbon emissions come from large corporations and governments, this is not a matter of recycling or taking shorter showers or driving a different kind of car. If we hope to succeed in mitigating the catastrophic effects of climate change, we need legislation on the statewide and national level. If you are interested in learning about current environmental legislation and initiatives, don’t miss this discussion with congresswoman Ellen Story, former Mayor Claire Higgins, and State Senator Jo Comerford. Hitchcock Center for the Environment. 845 West Street, Amherst, MA (FREE)

Wednesday, December 5, 7-8:30pm
LITERARY STUDIES/READING
When local author Kris Holloway’s book Monique and the Mango Rains was first released in 2006, it captured readers with its unsentimental yet powerful portrayal of Holloway’s relationship with Monique, a midwife in a small village in Mali. In this environment, where childbirth is truly a life-or-death experience, Holloway becomes one of Monique’s closest friends and gains an intimate look into the struggles she faces. Join Holloway and three other contemporary nonfiction writers for an evening of readings and discussion. Amherst Books. 8 Main Street, Amherst, MA (FREE)

Wednesday, December 5, 8-11pm
CONCERT/PARENTS NIGHT OUT
One of the most distinctive and unique aspects of Indonesian culture is gamelan, a traditional Javanese ensemble, made up mostly of various percussion instruments. Gamelan is played in a variety of cultural and religious rituals and is so ubiquitous that it inspired the Javanese expression: “It’s not official until the gong is hung.” Outside of Indonesia, gamelan has also been extremely influential. It’s presence in western classical music dates back the late 19th century with the work of Claude Debussy. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the Central Javanese Gamelan live! Sage Hall. 144 Green Street, Northampton, MA (FREE)

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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

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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, December 6, 9:30-10:15am
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION/STORYTIME
Reading out loud to your children is one of the best things you can do for their development. In addition to building language skills, patience, and concentration, reading out loud creates powerful bonds and becomes an important daily routine. Sharing that experience with others is even better! Librarian Jenny Kate Marble will be offering a morning of stories, songs, and games for toddlers. The Common School. 521 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA (FREE)

Thursday, December 6, 5-8pm
ART STUDIES/OPENING RECEPTION
The smallest piece of art created by a human is “Trust,” by Jonty Hurwitz. This nanosculpture is so small that it cannot be seen by the naked eye and requires an electron microscope. “Trust,” which can fit on the tip of a pin or a single strand of hair, is 80 x 100 x 20 microns. A micron is 0.00004 inches. Well, they won’t be that small but the 8th Annual Small Works Show at Hope and Feathers will feature over 150 works of small art by local artists. And this Thursday, stop by for the opening reception and pie party. This is a great opportunity to connect with the local arts community! Hope and Feathers Framing and Printing. 319 Main Street, Amherst, MA (FREE)

Thursday, December 6, 5:30-8pm
CRAFTING/CROCHET
The popularity of crocheted lacework peaked in the Edwardian period in Great Britain, between 1910 and 1920. Since then, interest in crochet was waxed and waned. In the past few years, as the United States has experienced a resurgent interest in handicrafts in general, more and more people are learning how to crochet. If you’re working on a crochet project and have found yourself stuck, come on down to this crochet drop in workshop. WEBS America’s Yarn Store. 75 Service Center Road, Northampton, MA (FREE)

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Friday, December 7th, 2018

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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, December 7, 5-8pm
PLACEMAKING/HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
This Friday, don’t miss Jingle Fest 2018! Downtown Greenfield will be hosting a wide variety of holiday festivities, including caroling and tree lighting, as well as a pop up winter market and crafting activities. Celebrate the holidays with the whole community and don’t forget to stop by Wilson’s department store for a visit with Santa! Downtown Greenfield. Greenfield, MA (FREE)

Friday, December 7, 6pm
PLACEMAKING/TREE LIGHTING
Come help kick off the holiday season in Lenox, this Friday evening, with the annual tree lighting! Afterwards, don’t forget to head over to the community center for treats. For more information about Lenox’s holiday events, please visit Making Spirits Bright. Lilac Park. Lenox, MA (FREE)

Friday, December 7, 7-8pm
ASTRONOMY/FOLKLORE
Looking up at the night sky, it’s easy to see why so many ancient cultures believed it to be the home of the gods. At this Viewing the Night Sky event, astronomy professor James Lowenthal will present both a scientific and cultural perspective on the constellations, planets, galaxies, and stars that we can see. Dress for the weather. This event is appropriate for ages 8 and above. The Hitchcock Center for the Environment. 845 West Street, Amherst, MA (FREE)

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Hilltown Families’ list of Suggested Events is supported in part by grants from the Belchertown, Buckland, Chicopee, Hadley, Plainfield, Shelburne, Westhampton, and Worthington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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