Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for February 13th & 14th, 2016

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!

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Warm up this Saturday, February 13 from 10am=-12noon at our Saturday Morning Music Party at Flywheel in Easthampton!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 13th-19th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 47 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Bald Eagles to Bobcats. Makerspace to Meteorology., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of  Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

February 13-19, 2016

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Birds of PreyOrnithologyCitizen ScienceTrackingCynologyAnimal StudiesWinter FestivalsMakerspaceAviationChemistryPhysicsArt StudiesArt HistoryMuseum AdventuresCollaborative ConsumptionSeed SwapFood HistoryIce HarvestingCivil WarSportsDance StudiesService-Based LearningFood SecurityFilm StudiesMusic StudiesCreative-Free Play

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  1. Music About Love, Kindness & Friendship for Valentine’s Day
  2. Black History Month: Six Featured New Titles Bring History Alive
  3. Valentine’s Day Tips for Dads and Daughters
  4. Kindred Souls: A Story About Love and Leaving
  5. A Love Song To Mothers

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for February 6th & 7th, 2016

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!

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Mark your calendars and join us next Saturday, February 13, for another Saturday Morning Music Party at Flywheel in Easthampton!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 6th-12th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 40 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Caramelization to Lunar New Year. Mardi Gras to Hip Hop., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of  Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

February 6th-12th, 2016

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Mardi GrasWinter CarnivalIce ArtComputer ScienceHackathonFilmFood ScienceTrackingLocal FoodFood SwapChinese New YearLocal HistoryScience HistoryIce HarvestingSTEMTheaterAnimal StudiesOrnithologyMuseum AdventuresBlack History MonthArt StudiesMusic StudiesParenting WorkshopsParents’ Night Out

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  1. HFVS African Music Episode with Guest DJ, Jay Sand (Podcast/Radio Show)
  2. Open Sesame: Celebrating Black History with Children’s Picture Books
  3. HFVS Love Episode with Guest DJ, Alex Mitnick (Radio Show/Podcast)
  4. Q&A: Intergenerational Opportunities in Western MA
  5. DIY: How to Make Swedish Paper Hearts 

 

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 30th & 31st, 2016

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!

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Cast your vote by 12noon, Feb 3!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 30th-February 5th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Deadline to sign up: Jan 30 by 12midnight.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 42 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Canines to Insects. Trains to Timber. Russian Folktales to Winter Camping., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of  Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

January 30th-February 5th, 2016

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Museums AdventuresCynologyEntomologyTrainsSocial Emotional LearningCreative-Free PlayColonial HistoryHistorical TradesIce HarvestingStorytellingOutdoor AdventuresIce FishingSports HistoryWorld StudiesDance StudiesWinter CelebrationsMusic StudiesCulture StudiesParenting SkillsWomen’s StudiesTextile ArtsRefugee StudiesPaleontologyInclusion

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  1. Birding in Winter Offers Great Reward
  2. Words of Winter Wisdom for Life in Western MA
  3. 20 Recommendations for Staying Entertained Inside on a Snow Day!
  4. Keeping Warm & Safe When It’s Extremely Cold!
  5. Science & Fun of Chain Reactions

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 23rd & 24th, 2016

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 23rd-29th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 45 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Ice Harvesting to Quantum Physics. MakerSpace to Ballet., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

January 23rd-29th, 2016

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Animal StudiesNature StudiesHikingDendrologySnow SportsAdaptive SportsSocial JusticeCanadian StudiesColonial HistoryIce HarvestingLocal HistoryHuman StudiesWorld HistoryBalletMakerSpaceQuantum PhysicsComputer CodingMusic StudiesUpcyclingQuiltingLiteracyPhilosophyCommunity ConnectionsCommunity MealParenting SkillsTheater StudiesOpera

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  1. Tu B’Shevat: New Year of the Trees
  2. Greenfield’s Museum of Our Industrial Heritage New Web Exhibits
  3. From Neighborhood Grocer to the Modern Supermarket
  4. 5 Ways Springfield Shaped the Art of Dr. Seuss
  5. HFVS Underground Railroad Episode (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 16th & 17th, 2016

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 2nd-8th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community-Based Educational Highlights, our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

January 16th-22nd, 2016

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Collaborative ConsumptionFood SwapFilm StudiesAnimal StudiesVisual ArtsBotanyOrnithologyCivil RightsMartin Luther King, Jr. DaySTEMCulinary ArtsNutritionCommunity MealPhilosophyClassic LiteratureCultural TraditionsTu B’ShevatArts & CraftsSkillsharingOutdoor AdventuresAdaptive ActivitiesParenting SkillsADHD

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  1. Buy Nothing Project: Creating a Sustainable Sharing and Caring Economy
  2. Open Sesame: 7 Picture Books That Celebrate Winter’s Whimsy
  3. Classics Come On Line To Thrill Audio Book Lovers
  4. Western MA Planetariums and Online Resources for Space Studies
  5. 10 Tips on Setting Technology Limits for Your Family

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 9th & 10th, 2016

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 9th-15th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 32 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Owls to Rabbits. O’Keeffe to Guggenheim. our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

January 9th-15th, 2016

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Film StudiesOrnithologyVisual ArtArt StudiesSTEMOutdoor AdventuresNordic SkiingPerforming ArtSwimmingAnimal StudiesCulinary ArtsLanguage StudiesSpanishMindfulnessSewingMusic StudiesUS HistoryWritingParent Workshop

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  1. The Power of Youth Mentoring
  2. Happy St. Knut’s Day!
  3. What to Play?: Build Your Own Entertainment
  4. HFVS Take Pause to Celebrate your Flaws Episode with Guest DJ, Billy Jonas (Podcast/Radio Show)
  5. 3 Folktales for National Folktale Month

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for January 2nd & 3rd, 2016

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 2nd-8th, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Ice Skating to Cross-Country Skiing. West African Textiles to Silk History. our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Winter Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

January 2nd-8th, 2016

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Local FoodIce SkatingNordic SkiingWinter SportsArt StudiesEarly LiteracyStorytelling ArtsTextile ArtsCultural TraditionsSTEAMFamily Films

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for December 26th & 27th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for December 26th, 2015-January 1st, 2016 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 26 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Physiology to Physics. Marionettes to Guided Hikes. our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our comprehensive list of Holiday Events for Families in Western MA.

December 26, 2015-January 1st, 2016

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Science FictionBird StudiesPuppetsOutdoor Adventures ♦ First Day HikesFilm StudiesChoral MusicContemporary ArtPhysicsIce SkatingCarouselMagicMuseum AdventuresPhysiologyArts & CraftsMusic StudiesDance Party

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  1. Christmas Morning Clean-up: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  2. The Little Drummer Boy: A Story of Humanity & Kindness
  3. Citizen Scientist Opportunity: Snowtweets
  4. New Year’s Resolution… To Enjoy Life!
  5. Q&A: 18 Recommended Winter Resources & Activities for Families with Special Needs in Western MA

 

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for December 19th & 20th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for  Suggested Events for December 19th-25th, 2016  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 28 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Christmas Bird Count to Chocolate History. Ballet to Bucket Drumming. our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our comprehensive list of Holiday Events for Families in Western MA.

December 19th-25th, 2015

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OrnithologyCitizen ScientistEmpathyHoliday FilmsFolk DancingMYO GiftsWinter Farmers’ MarketsFood HistoryGingerbread HousesCreative-Free PlayCritical Thinking SkillsBoard GamesStorytellingBalletMakerspaceSTEMWinter SolsticeMusic MakingCultural StudiesLos Posadas

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for December 12th & 13th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for  Suggested Events for December 12th-18th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 32 Community Highlights: Cryptography to Geocaching. Storytelling to Singing., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our comprehensive list of Holiday Events for Families in Western MA.

December 12-18, 2015

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StorytellingPoetryLocal FoodUpcyclingMYO GiftsArtisan SkillsLetterpress PrintingCritical Thinking SkillsGeocachingBoard GamesCeltic FolkloreTrackingBird StudiesCivicsGuided HikesDendrologyComputersSTEMFood HistoryEngineeringSingingA CapellaColonial ChristmasHanukkahMusic Studies

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for December 5th & 6th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for December 5th-11th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 40 Community-Based Educational Highlights, our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our comprehensive list of Holiday Events for Families in Western MA.

December 5th-11th, 2015

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Family Volunteer DaySTEMHoliday StrollsSpellingMYO GiftsFood TraditionsBook ArtsPastry ArtsArchitectureColonial HistoryCollaborative ConsumptionFood SwapGuided WalksKwanzaaHanukkahChoral Music

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for November 28th & 29th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for November 28th – December 4th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 25 Community-Based Educational Highlights, our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our comprehensive list of Holiday Events for Families in Western MA.

November 28-December 4, 2015

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Giving TuesdayOutdoor AdventuresSocial JusticeClimate MarchPlant StudiesArchitectureMYO GiftsWreathsFilmTextile ArtsSewingColonial HistoryFood HistoryColonial ChristmasParenting/Professional WorkshopsSTEMLEGOsMuseum AdventuresChoral Music

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for November 21st & 22nd, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for November 21st-27th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 43 Community Highlights: Classical Guitar to Ragtime. Beaver Moon to Surrealism., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.

November 21st-27th, 2015

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Nature StudiesDance StudiesLocal FoodCreative-Free PlayColonial HistoryMindfulnessParent/Educator WorkshopsLocal HistoryPaleontologyMusic StudiesSTEMNative American StudiesSeed SavingArt StudiesCulinary ArtsRace IssuesTheaterActivismAnimal StudiesFolk DanceThanksgiving DayBlack Friday

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for November 14th & 15th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for November 14th-20th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 41 Community Highlights: Fossils to Minerals. Bubbles to Yo-Yos, our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.

November 14th-20th, 2015

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Service-Based LearningCollege SamplerGeologyLocal HistoryMedicineSTEMFlora & FaunaArtLiteracyTheaterParenting WorkshopsLEGOsNew England HistoryCommercial-Free HolidaysOpen Studios

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. 7 Literary Guides for Expanding Family Reading Time
  2. Kettles Full of Apple Chutney!
  3. HFVS Jazz for Kids Episode with Guest DJ, David Tobocman (Radio Show/Podcast)
  4. New Book by Louise Erdrich Continues the Story of An Ojibwe Family
  5. Postcards: A Pint-Sized Geography Lesson

 

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for November 7th-13th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for November 7th-13th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 39 Community Highlights: Grebes to Rattlesnakes. Wool to Chrysanthemums., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.

November 7th-13th, 2015

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Bird StudiesNatural HistoryNew England CultureSheep & WoolColonial HistoryMYO Holiday GiftsZentangleOrigamiChrysanthemumsStoryWalkHealth & WellnessParent CafeMeditationMaker FaireIce HockeyService-Based LearningPhysicsSkillshareArt StudiesLocal HistoryFashionVictorian HistoryMilitary HistoryTheaterFood StudiesMusic StudiesSing-AlongUkuleleFlash MobIndian Culture

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  1. Connecting Math Education to Real Life Scenarios
  2. Become A Citizen Scientist Through Project BudBurst
  3. Have Your Kids Roll the Story Dice & Add Creative Color to Storytelling
  4. 3 Easy Ways to Preserve the Fall Harvest
  5. Philosophy for Children Class at MHC Supports Community-Based Education

 

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 31st & November 1st, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for October 31st-November 6th, 2015  for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 24 Community Highlights: Spiders to Comics. Buttons to Symphony., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA, our Autumn Bucket List, and Halloween Events in Western MA!

October 31st-November 6th, 2015

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Volunteering Archnology/SpidersMuseum AdventuresSymphony Music StudiesUkuleleHistory Paranormal Buttons Guided HikeCultural StudiesYiddish LiteratureDay of the DeadPhenology Art InstallationParenting SupportMaker LabComics

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  1. An Ever Expanding Portrait of the American Hero Serves to Inspire & Educate
  2. Railroads & Locomotives: Three Childrens Books About Trains
  3. Sojourner Truth Memorial: American and Western MA History
  4. Social Learning Made Easy with Sophia
  5. HFVS Good Character Episode with Guest DJ, Dave Kinnoin

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 24th & 25th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for October 24th-30th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 34 Community Highlights: PumpkinFest to FarmFeat. Rag Shag Parades to Art History., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA, our Autumn Bucket List, and Halloween Events in Western MA!

October 24th-30th, 2015

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ScienceAnimeService-Based LearningMuseum AdventuresCostume DesignFood HistoryChildren’s Literature National Food DayNature StudiesDendrologyGeologyLocal HistoryCemetery ToursFestivalsHalloween CelebrationsRag Shag ParadesChamber MusicArt HistoryClassical MusicOrchestraParenting WorkshopEconomics

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  1. One Clover & A Bee: Poetry for Halloween
  2. 10 Picture Books for Halloween
  3. 5 Ways to Enjoy Shorter Days with Less Light
  4. 8 Halloween Costume Safety Tips
  5. HFVS Halloween Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 17th & 18th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for October 17th-23rd, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 40 Community Highlights: Archaeology to Fermentation. Homecoming to Harvest Festivals., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA, our Autumn Bucket List, and Halloween Events in Western MA!

October 17th-23rd, 2015

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Western MA CultureHarvest FestivalsFermentationHerbal MedicineArchaeologySTEMNature StudiesGuided HikeStoryWalksFood HistoryHomecoming WeekendBaseball HistoryFamily ConcertsAstronomyGender StudiesArtificial IntelligenceCultural StudiesDog LoversParenting WorkshopsCreative-Free PlayCommunity MealLocal HistoryArt Studies

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  1. Let’s Play: Nature Based Play & Art in Autumn
  2. Seasons at Our Table: Harvest Season
  3. HFVS Halloween Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Z (Radio Show/Podcast)
  4. DIY: Mexican Sugar Skulls
  5. Parenting Possibilities: Chores and Halloween

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 10th & 11th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for October 10th-16th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 26 Community Highlights: Papermaking to Toy History. Fall Festivals to Sheep Shearing., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA, our Autumn Bucket List, and Halloween Events in Western MA!

October 10th-16th, 2015

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Fall FestivalsIce HockeyFiber ArtsLocal HistoryNatural HistoryNature StudiesMuseum AdventuresPapermaking Children’s LiteratureAviationTheaterHalloween HighlightsZoologyEntomologyOrnithologyParent WorkshopsIndigenous Art

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 3rd & 4th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for October 3rd-9th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 36 Community Highlights: Skillet Tossing to Cider Pressing. Medieval Faire to Food Swapping., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA, our Autumn Bucket List, and Halloween Events in Western MA!

October 3rd-9th, 2015

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Fall FestivalsGuided HikesLanguage ArtsMusic StudiesContemporary ArtLocal HistoryGender StudiesHerbalismTheaterAstronomyDance StudiesMuseum AdventuresSTEMOrnithologyFilm StudiesCollaborative ConsumptionParenting Workshops

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Family-Friendly Farms for Pumpkin Pickin’ in Western MA
  2. Maps of Massachusetts: Supporting Social Studies & Local History
  3. Oak & Acorn: Kale Chips for Kids (and their Adults too!)
  4. Lessons Worth Sharing
  5. The Dinner Table: Don’t Yuck on My Yum!

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for September 26th & 27th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for September 26th – October 2nd, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 41 Community Highlights: Lunar Eclipse to Astronautics. Pumpkin Cookery to Apple Harvest., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA and our Autumn Bucket List!

September 26th-October 2nd, 2015

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Fall FestivalsGuided Walks/HikesRiver EcologyLocal HistoryLunar AdventuresService-Based LearningMuseum AdventuresFolktalesMusic StudiesFilm StudiesTheater StudiesCulinary ArtsNatural HistoryParent WorkshopsBanned Books WeekDendrologyEntomologyAmphibiansAstronautics

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  1. Family Volunteer Days

    Bird Identification in Western Massachusetts Made Easy, and Fun!

  2. Culture in a Box Broadens World View and Promotes Diversity
  3. Science Cafes Provide Unique Community-Based Learning Opportunity
  4. Let’s Play: Bonding Through Art Bombing
  5. HFVS with Guest DJ, Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for September 19th & 20th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for September 19th-25th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 38 Community Highlights: Honey Festival to Bread Festival. Tagging Butterflies to Interpretive Walks., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA and our Autumn Bucket List!

September 19th-25th, 2015

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Ecology  ♦ BioblitzFood CelebrationsLearner’s Lab & Maker’s SpaceChildren’s Literature in FilmNature-Based LearningGuided HikesOutdoor AdventuresHistory through ObjectsLocal HistoryAgricultural FairSTEMTrucksRiver AdventureAnimal StudiesDisabilitiesSportsFashion HistorySocial StudiesPuerto RicoAstronomyLocal IndustryFernsButterfliesMusic Studies

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Family Volunteer Days

  1. Autumn Leaf Collecting Supports Art & Science
  2. The Garden Plot: Season End Learning Through Gardening
  3. September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for September 12th & 13th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for September 12th-18th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 29 Community Highlights: Hats to Hot Peppers. Kinetic Power to Fireworks., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

September 12th-18th, 2015

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Agricultural FairsService-Based LearningTransportation HistorySTEMPhysics History WalkNatural HistoryImmigrationCommunity CelebrationsDinosaursArts FestivalFireworksBlock PartyTraditional Artisan SkillsArchitectureSkillshareSustainabilityFood CelebrationFilm StudiesRadio TheaterHikingMusic StudiesHome School DaysParenting WorkshopsReligion Studies

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  1. Seed Capital Provides Return for Nature-Based Education
  2. Cardboard Challenge Unleashes Creative Free Play
  3. Autumn Bucket List for Western MA
  4. HFVS National Parks Episode with Guest DJ, Jeff Wolin (Radio Show/Podcast)
  5. Parenting Green: Take Nature’s Lead

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for September 5th & 6th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for September 5th-11th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 26 Community Highlights: Corn Mazes to Pickling. Food History to Egypt Art., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our list of Fall Classes, Auditions & Open Houses in Western MA.

September 5th-11th, 2015

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Labor DayAgriculture FairsCorn MazesGuide HikesCemetery TourFilmTheaterSkillsharingFermentationNutritional AnthropologyJewish HistoryArtMuseum AdventuresBusinessTechnology HistoryPhysicsYo-YosSTEMCommunity MealCanoeingParent Workshop

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  1. Tips for a New School Year
  2. 5 Solutions to Packing a Waste-Free Lunch
  3. 6 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas
  4. 7 Things to Tell the Teacher About Your Child
  5. How to Get Kids to Practice Their Musical Instruments

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 29th & 30th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for August 29th-September 5th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 20 Community Highlights: Mushroom Walk to Cemetery Walk. Lava Lamps to Installation Art., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

August 29th-September 4th, 2015

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Agricultural FairsMycologyMedia LiteracyBack-to-SchoolFlora & FaunaEntomologySTEMNative American CultureInstallation Art  ♦ TheaterFilmKayakingImmigrationCemetery WalkUpcyclingAutomotive Engineering

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 22nd & 23rd, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for August 22nd-28th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 29 Community Highlights: Tomato Festival to Corn Fest. Poetry Slam to Zine Camp., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

August 22nd-28th, 2015

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Food FestivalsLiterary ArtsOutdoor AdventuresAgricultural FairsCollaborative ConsumptionPerformance ArtPaleontologyCommunity CelebrationsSocial StudiesLocal HistoryCommunity MealSingingCreative WritingBiologyLEGOsOutdoor Music

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 15th & 16th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for Month August 15th-21st, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community Highlights: Aggie Fairs to Guided Tours. Plein Air Painting to Community Meals., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

August 15th-21st,2015

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Agricultural FairsWestern MA CultureEarth ScienceLocal HistoryImmigrationClimatologyVisual ArtPaintingLiteracyTeen PartyEntomologyPuppet ShowCommunity ServiceShakespeareOutdoor TheaterCommunity MealWalking GroupsParent SupportWeekday SpotlightDance Studies

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  1. HFVS Back to School Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)
  2. 11 Suggestions on How Western MA Families Can Make Wise Back-to-School Purchases
  3. Q&A: Hair Cuts in Western MA
  4. Tips for a New School Year
  5. 6 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 8th & 9th, 2015

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!

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Join us this Saturday morning!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for August 8th-14th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 33 Community Highlights: Blueberries to Beavers. Croquet to Mandolin., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

August 8th-14th, 2015

SaturdaySunday
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Nature-Based LearningOrnithologyLocal HistoryService-Based LearningMagicSport HistoryMusic StudiesSTEMCommunity CelebrationsAstronomyLocal FoodNature MedicineOutdoor Music & TheaterIndoor Theater

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 1st & 2nd, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for August 1st-7th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community Highlights: Penguins to Cicadas. Lava Lamps to Pteridology., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

August 1st-7th, 2015

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OrnithologyNative American CultureCartographyCulinary ArtsLocal HistoryGraphic NovelsService-Based LearningBotanyMusic StudiesLibrary AdventuresSTEMEntomology

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 25th & 26th, 2015

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!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for Suggested Events for July 25th-31th, 2015 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our monthly column,  Learn Local. Play Local. for 31 Community Highlights: Silk Worms to Pottery Tour. Museums to Hiking Trails., our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and Summer Bucket List: Reader Recommendations for Western MA!

July 25th-31st, 2015

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Pottery-Based LearningCommunity CelebrationsZymologyLocal HistoryCommunity HikeEntomologyOrnithologyMuseum AdventuresOutdoor PerformancesPuppetryWeekday Highlights

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