WGBY Features “Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit”

Thank you to Meghan Lynn Allen from WGBY Public Television’s Connecting Point for featuring Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit on a recent episode:

The exhibit debuted in Feb/March 2011 in Florence, MA at Cup & Top Cafe.  It’s currently on display through the month of April in Haydenville, MA at Bread Euphoria.  In mid-May the show moves to the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield, MA for four weeks and then will be at the Northampton Center for the Arts in July.  In the fall the exhibit will be at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA for the month of September, Elmer’s in Ashfield, MA for October, and then will close out the year in Nov/Dec in Shelburne Falls, MA at Mocha Maya’s.

Each exhibit is a unique showcase of images that correspond with the season and venue.

Contact us to inquire about hosting this fundraising exhibit for Hilltown Families in your town/venue.

Hilltown Families: A Traveling Photography Exhibit” is supported in part by grants from local Cultural Councils in Ashfield, Buckland, Chesterfield and Cummington — all local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Ticket Giveaway: The Buzz About Bees Family FunFest

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The Buzz About Bees Family FunFest
Family Concert with Uncle Rock
Bees, Cat in the Hat, Science and More!
Springfield Musuems
Friday, August 27th from 10am-4pm

Win tickets to see Uncle Rock, the Cat in the Hat, Bees and more at The Buzz About Bees Family FunFest in Springfield, MA on Friday, August 27th. - Deadline to enter to win a family 4-pack of free tickets is 8/25/10. Details below.

Hilltown Families and the Springfield Museums have partnered up to offer a family 4-pack of tickets to The Buzz About Bees Family FunFest at the museum on Friday, August 27th, from 10 am-4 pm in downtown Springfield, MA, featuring a family concert with Uncle RockDeadline to enter to win is Wednesday, August 25th at 7pm (EST).


The Springfield Museums and WGBY Public Television are pairing up to present The Buzz about Bees Family FunFest to celebrate the launch of the new science-based PBS series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! with activities for kids and families, including:

  • Family concert with Uncle Rock (1pm)
  • Special sneak preview of the premiere episode of the new PBS Kids program The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
  • Meet a bee keeper and learn about a real bee hive in the Science Museum
  • Visit a honey market hosted by local bee keepers
  • Join a scavenger hunt through the museum galleries
  • Make bee antenna headbands
  • Try on glasses that make you see like a bee
  • Greet the Cat in the Hat and costumed bee characters as they travel through the Museums


A team of science and early childhood experts developed the curriculum for The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!™ Each episode begins with a question posed by Sally or Nick. Guided by the Cat, the kids figure things out for themselves by observing, collecting and managing clues, making connections, constructing and evaluating theories, and having discussions — all in a preschool-appropriate manner.

To support the show’s science curriculum, educator-designed parent and teacher resources will be available this fall on PBS Parents (pbsparents.org) and PBS Teachers (pbsteachers.org) sites. A specially prepared The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!™ Explorer’s Guide will empower parents and teachers to engage children in scientific inquiry, nurture their innate curiosity, and inspire them to stay excited and interested in science. The sites will also feature activities, tips, and strategies that parents and teachers can use to help children connect the science concepts in the series with their everyday explorations.


Your chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to The Buzz About Bees Family FunFest at the museum on Friday, August 27th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Springfield, MA is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. SHARE A SCIENCE QUESTION YOUR KIDS MIGHT ASK BELOW (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw two winners and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 08/25/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win, you should still go! The Springfield Museums are located at the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. Parking is free in the museum lots on Edwards Street. For more information call 413-263-6800, ext. 488.


Where Do the Children Play: Video & Discussion

Where Do the Children Play: Video & Discussion

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Mindy Ramos, EFC Coordinator writes:

[Here is] a flier for the Discussion and Video presentation of “Where Do the Children Play” a PBS documentary (that was not broadcasted locally!) about the vital importance of open – ended creative play for healthy development in children. It also takes about how restrictive patterns of sprawl, congestion and endless suburban development across America are impacting children’s mental and physical health and development.

There is sure to be a lively discussion following this intriguing documentary [Oct. 1st, 2008 @ 6:30pm].

This is event is sponsored by the Easthampton Community Partnership for Children, the Easthampton Family Center and the Emily Williston Library.

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