November: A Month of Generosity

Creating Sanctuary Through Shared Meals

November is a month of generosity, with gestures of abundance played out through our community landscape. Nature is generous, leaving our open fields and meadows with a plethora of grass and wildflower seeds feeding wildlife in the winter and delivering a promise to summer pollinators. The cultivated land is generous, delivering a cornucopia of locally grown food from the late harvest. People are generous, volunteering and spreading kindness during the holiday season. Family and friends are generous, sharing recipes and stories during holiday dinners. And the community is generous, creating a shared history together during annual community meals.

During this month there are at least two common threads that run through these gestures of generosity. The first of which is food! Integrating community engagement opportunities centered around food with curiosity and compassion can help to strengthen our connection to place by being fully present in the moment and open to those with whom we share our lives… and our meals!
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Thanksgiving 2010 Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

Thanksgiving 2010 Episode

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 20th & 21st, 2010
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “That’s How A Pumpkin Grows” from Brian Vogan‘s CD, Little Songs. Video is illustrated by Alberto Cerriteno and animated by Fashionbudda Studio.

GIVEAWAY: We’re giving away 4 DVD’s by artists we’ve featured here on the Hilltown Family Variety Show. Tune in to the radio show or podcast and find out how you can enter to win – and what we’re giving away … you’ll love it!

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  • The Missoula Coyote Choir & Friends – “Thanks” [Ask the Planet] Music
  • Ziggy Marley – “Family Time”  [Family Time]]
  • Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – “Everybody Eats When They Come to My House” [Nicky’s Jazz for Kids]
  • Dan Zanes – “All Around the Kitchen” [Family Dance]
  • Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could – “Pie” [Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could]
  • Baze and His Silly Friends – “My Family” [Toddlerville]
  • Fats Waller – “All That Meat and No Potatoes” [Nicky’s Jazz for Kids]
  • Dre Towey – “Mama Make the Mashed Potatoes” [Chester the Dog Unleashed]
  • Percy Mayfield – “Cookin’ in Style”
  • Station ID: Steve Weeks []
  • Judy Collins – “Cook With Honey” [The Very Best of Judy Collins]
  • Patty Griffin – “Making Pies” [1000 Kisses]
  • Laurie Berkner – “Shortnin’ Bread” [Under a Shady Tree] (aired instead …)
  • Kira Willey – “Making Pie”  [Dance for the Sun]
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock – “Gratitude” [Experience… 1o0]
  • The Chenille Sisters – “Low Gravy” [Haute Chenille: A Retrospective]
  • Keller Williams – “Lucy Lawcy” [Kids]Music
  • Station ID: Steve Weeks []
  • Laurie Berkner – “(I’m Gonna Eat) On Thanksgiving Day” [Whaddaya Think of That?]
  • Grenadilla – “The Family Song” [Grenadilla]Music
  • The Verve Pipe – “Suppertime” [A Family Album]Music
  • Forest Sun – “Winter Squash Soup” [Just For Fun]Music
  • Johnny Bregar – “Shoo Fly Pie” [Putumayo Kids Presents – Picnic Playground]
  • Bette Midler – “Blueberry Pie” [Every Child Deserves A Lifetime]

HFVS Thanksgiving Episode/Podcast


Thanksgiving Episode & Extended Podcast

Saturday from 9-10am
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

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