Mother’s Day Mementos: Free Friday Family Event with Hilltown Families

Mother’s Day Mementos: Free Family Friday Night Event with Hilltown Families at The Art Garden
Friday, May 10th from 4-7pm

Join us on Friday, May 10th at the Art Garden in Shelburne Falls for a free, intergenerational community building art event that celebrates Mother’s and creativity!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Hilltown Families presents a free family Friday night event, Mother’s Day Mementos, at The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls on Friday, May 10th from 4-7pm.

Come make handmade cards and gifts to give to the mothers in your life. Bring the kids and join your neighbors in a free community art event, making handmade tokens of appreciation for your spouse, mother, grandmother, or other mothers in your life. Let them know they are appreciated while getting creative with your kids!  And if you’d like, bring along a photocopied image of mothers you’d like to honor to include in your memento too!

This is the third of a series of three Free Friday Family Nights that Hilltown Families and The Art Garden are offering.  All materials included and everyone is invited to join in this community building event that honors the mother in your life.

The Art Garden is located at 14 Depot Street, Suite 2 in Shelburne Falls, MA (in the same building as the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum.).   SEE MAP.  Questions?  Email Sienna at

Join Hilltown-Based MOther Earth JOurney Puppets in Noho & Hilltown Spring Festival

MOEJOS Puppet Parade & Puppet Making Workshop

Mother's Day Puppet Parade in Northampton on May 9th, the join MOEJOS for an all-day puppet-making workshop at the 4th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival on May 15th in Cummington, MA.


On May 9th, the Mother Earth and her Endangered Creatures will be taking over the streets of Northampton for the Fifth Annual Mother’s Puppet Parade and March for Peace.

This year the parade will go to Pulaski Park for a Ritual Performance by the MOther Earth JOurney Puppets (The MOEJOS) of Williamsburg, and cellist Stephen Katz of Haydenville, where a vision of sustainability brought forth by the elders will make the Great Mama sing with joy!

  • When: Mother’s Day, May 9th, 12 noon, Ritual Performance at 1 pm in Pulaski Park. (Raindate May 16th)
  • Where: Main Street, Northampton, MA. (Puppeteers will be gathering at 11am at the Bridge St. school lawn.
  • Who: The MOther Earth JOurney Puppets, including the Great Mama, the Earth, dolphins and a whale, birds and beasts, the Carbon turtle and the Hurricane bird, Tara Mama, the Fox, the Phoenix, the Windmill and the Transition Town Turtle! Plus a community of puppet makers, peacemakers, activists, the Transition Town folks, the Pedal People, MotherWoman, and many more – including you!

For more information contact: Beth Fairservis at or call 413-268-3588.


On May 15th, join the Williamsburg based MOther Earth JOurney Puppets at the Cummington Fairgrounds for the 4th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival for an all-day puppet-making workshop.  Families can create their own stick puppets, inspired by the giant marionettes at the Mother’s Day parade.

Last year’s event drew 1,500 people from across the far-flung region and this year’s family-friendly Festival will be another opportunity to celebrate the distinctive culture of the Hilltowns. This year the Hilltown Spring Festival has added a Kids-Made Craft Bazaar, featuring homemade crafts and art for sale by children up to age 13 and a maypole dance scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Hosted by EarthSpirit of Worthington.  The community maypole dance will be accompanied by traditional rhythmic stepping by multiple teams of Morris Dancers.

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