Easter Events in Western MA, 2016

Easter Events in Western MA, 2015

Easter Events in Western MA 2015

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Check our list of Easter events for an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

Community events that celebrate Easter take place over the next few week.

We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back: Easter Events in Western MA 2015.

Easter Events in Western MA, 2014

Easter Events in Western MA 2014

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Check our list of Easter events for an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

Community events that celebrate Easter take place through April 20th. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back: Easter Events in Western MA 2014.

Easter Events in Western MA, 2013

Easter Events in Western MA 2013

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Find an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

Community events that celebrate Easter take place through April 13th. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back.

Saturday, March 16th

In Great Barrington at 3pm, earn to make naturally-dyed eggs with the Berkshire Co-op! Families will learn how to use food, flowers, leaves, and more to create beautifully decorated, all-natural holiday eggs. You’ll get to take the eggs that you dye home, and make sure to wear clothes that can get messy. 413-528-9697. 42 Bridge Street. (FREE)

In Otis at 10am, the town of Otis will host an Easter Egg Hunt and Games event. BYO basked and arrive at the town hall. For more info call 413-269-4541. (FREE)

In Whatley at 12noon, Marion Abrams will be leading a Family Batik Ukrainian Egg Workshop at the Whately Library. Children ages 8yo+ will learn basic skills for beautiful traditional Ukrainian Pysanky. 413-247-9807. (FREE)

Saturday, March 23rd

In Adams from 10-11:30am, the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum will host an Old Fashioned Easter Egg Hunt with hard boiled eggs colored by Daisy Troop 40054 for kids up to ages 12yo. 413-743-7121. 67 East Road.

In Amherst from 12noon-3pm, Atkins Farms hosts an Easter Egg & Candy Hunt with the Easter Bunny.  Photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. BYO basket.  Under the pavilion. 413-253-9528. Corner of RTE.116 & Bay Rd.  (FREE)

In Easthampton at 10am, there will be an Egg Hunt at Daley Field. Bring a camera for photos with Easter Bunny. BYO basket. For kids ages 10yo and younger. Easthampton High School. Williston Ave. (FREE) – Rain/Snow Date: 3/30

In Great Barrington from 10-11:30am, Berkshire South Regional Community Center will host an egg hunt. Toddlers to age 6yo are welcomed. BYO basket. Pre-register. 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road. (>$)

In Huntington at 2pm, the Huntington Recreation Committee will host an Egg Hunt at Pettis Field for Huntington kids (& grandkids) 10yo and younger. BYO basket. 413-667-3500. (FREE) – Rain/Snow Date: 3/24, 2pm.

In New Marlborough at 10:30am, the New Marlborough Library will host a Spring Egg Hunt at the New Marlborough Central School for children up to 11yo.  BYO basket and camera to take photos with the Easter Bunny. 413-229-6668. – Rain/Snow Date: 3/24, 1pm

In Northampton at 1pm, Marion Abrams will be leading a Family Batik Ukrainian Egg Workshop at the Forbes Library. Marion will teach basic skills for beautiful traditional Ukrainian Pysanky. Children ages 8yo+ are welcomed. 413-247-9807. (Free/>$)

In South Hadley at 12noon, the Odyssey Children’s Department will be hiding 100 eggs in store for an Epic Easter Egg Hunt! Two simultaneous Egg Hunts will happen, one on each floor, divided according to age. Spring Storytime follows hunt. BYO baskets. All ages welcome. 413-534-7307. 9 College St. (FREE)

In Wendell from 10am-12noon, Diemand Farm hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be egg coloring, crafts and an egg hunt for your children to enjoy. A variety of baby animals including rabbits, goats and lambs will be there to pet–and maybe even feed! 126 Mormon Hollow Road. (FREE)

In Westfield at 11am, the Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt happens at Shaker Farms Country Club. Kids can search for eggs filled with treats – BYO basket! The Easter Bunny will visit at 11:30am, and kids can get their faces painted. 413-572-1260. 866 Shaker Road. (FREE) – Rain/Snow Date: 4/1, 11am.

In Wilbraham from 10:30am-1pm, the Wilbraham Children’s Museum will host an egg hung for kids ages 5yo and younger. BYO baskets and come hunt for over 400 eggs, enjoy indoor crafts and story time. Hunt begins promptly at 11am. 678 Main Street. (>$) – Rain or Shine.

In Williamstown at 10am, Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center hosts their 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to 10yo can join in. There will be Easter baskets and plastic eggs filled with candy to hunt for on the grounds. 413-458-8371. 1561 Cold Spring Road. (FREE) – Rain/Snow Date: 3/24, 2pm.

Sunday, March 24th

In Ludlow at 12noon, Randall Boys and Girls Club host an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 3-11yo. Pictures with the Easter Bunny at 12noon. Hunt begins at 1pm. Must register by 3/22. Rain date: April 7. 413-583-2072. 91 Claudia’s Way. (>$) – Rain/Snow Date: 4/7.

In Sunderland at 2pm, Sunderland Recreation host their 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sunderland Elementary School. 413-665-1439. 1 Swampfield Dr. (FREE)

Friday, March 29th

In Health from 10:30-11:30am, the Heath Library will host an Egg Hunt on the Town Common in lieu of their weekly story hour. They ask that all participants RSVP. 413-337-4934 x7 (FREE)

Saturday, March 30th

In Agawam at 10am, the Great Easter Egg Hunt happens at the Bethany Assembly of God. Kids ages 1-12yo can join in an Egg Hunt, win prizes and enjoy a performance by the TNT Puppet Team. 413-789-2930. 580 Main Street. (FREE)

In Cheshire from 11am-6pm, Whitney’s Farm Market hosts their Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids ages 5yo and under search at 11am.   Kinds ages 6yo and older search at 3pm. 413-442-4749. 1775 S. State Rd. (FREE)

In Chicopee from 10am-12:15pm, the Chicopee Parks Dept hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Szot Park. Kids are invited to make a silly pair of bunny feet during the event and prizes will even be awarded. In the upper fields at the park, thousands of eggs will litter the field, with good luck eggs sprinkled throughout! Call to register: 413-594-3481. Upper Szot Park. (>$) – Rain site: Chicopee Academy.

In Dalton, the Dalton CRA host an Easter Egg Hunt on the CRA Memorial Lawn. Open to kids 11yo or younger. Easter Bunny visit too. BYO basket. 413-684-0260. 400 Main Street. (FREE) – Rain site: CRA gym.

In Florence at 9:30 & 11am, Look Park hosts two seatings for families to have a breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny at the Garden House. Tickets sold first come first served. 413-584-5457. 300 North Main St. ($)

In Florence from 1-2pm, the Northampton Rec Department host their annual EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt at Look Park for children ages 10yo and younger. With over 10,000 eggs with goodies inside, kids can scramble for eggs according to age group. BYO basket, get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, and even win prizes. Be sure to arrive early! 300 North Main St. (FREE/>$ Parking)

In Granby at 11am, the Granby PM Club hosts an Egg Hunt for kids 12yo and younger at the Dufresne’s Park Gazebo. BYO basket. (FREE) – Rain Cancels.

In Hadley from 10:30am-12noon, Hadley Park & Rec. to host an Easter Party at the Hadley Elementary School. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, crafts and fun activities. BYO basket to collect eggs! 21 River Dr. (FREE) – Rain or Shine.

In Holyoke at 10am, Holyoke Parks and Recreation hosts an Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration at the Holyoke Heritage State Park. Easter egg hunts for four age groups, great prizes, face painting, gift bags and a t-shirt decorating station (t-shirts and gift bags included for the first 500 children), pony rides, craft stations and of course a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! BYO basket. 413-322-5620. 221 Appleton Street. (>$) – Rain or Shine.

In Ludlow at 11am, the Hubbard Library host their annual egg hunt. Kids of all ages are invited to the Library’s egg hunt, sponsored by the Friends of the Library! Children will search the grounds for colorful eggs, and a chance to win prizes. Kids who have food allergies can swap for non-candy eggs. BYO basket. 413-583-3408 x3. 24 Center Street. (FREE)

In Pittsfield at 10:30am, the Annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble will be held at Pittsfield’s Morningside Community School. Five different age categories beginning at 10:30am-11:25am, open to all Pittsfield children. One winner in each age group who finds the golden egg will receive a special prize! BYO baskets. Easter Bunny will make a special appearance. 100 Burbank Street. (FREE) – Rain or Shine.

In Springfield from 11am-1pm, The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center hosts a Spring “Egg”stravananza. Collect eggs along the “bunny trail.”  Meet live animals that all come from eggs, and bring your camera for a photo with the Easter Bunny. 413-733-2251. 302 Sumner Ave.

In Stockbridge at 11am, the Stockbridge Library host an annual Easter Egg Hunt to follow a spring story time and book giveaway. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street. (FREE)

In West Springfield at 9:45am, West Springfield residents are invited to join the search for over 7,000 eggs at the West Springfield Park and Recreation Department annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mittineague Park. Children ages 7yo and younger are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and receive a candy treat between 9:45-10:30am in the tennis court area and then the Easter Hunt will begin sharply at 10:30am. Children will be divided into three color-coded age groups. 413-781-3020. Mittineague Park. (FREE) – Call if rain/snow.

In Worthington at 10:30am, Worthington Easter Egg Hunt takes place at R.H. Conwell School.  Kids hunt followed by teen/adult hunt.  All are welcomed. 413-238-5500. (FREE)

Sunday, March 31st

In Deerfield from 10am-3pm, celebrate Easter at Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle! There will be delicious food (some from local farms!) and the Easter Bunny will stop by to visit! Reservations suggested. 413-665-1277. 25 Greenfield Road. A ($$)

Saturday, April 13th

In Turners Falls at 1pm, the 8th Annual Peter Cottontail’s EGGstravaganza takes place at Unity Park. Children ages 4-12 are invited to take part in this great community tradition. Activities include face painting, egg coloring, pictures with Peter Cottontail, and a 5,000 Egg Hunt! BYO basket. Unity Park, First Street. (FREE) – (Originally scheduled on 3/23)

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Suggested Events for April 7th-13th, 2012

Discover fun and educational events happening this week in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast.

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Along with the yellow bloom of Coltsfoot, the white bloom of Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) is one of the first wildflowers to appear in April. Take your family on nature scavenger hunt along one of our Western MA rivers and streams this weekend and see what you can find. Click on the image to find out about nature scavenger hunts. (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

Suggest EventIf you have a family friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, place, age appropriateness and costs before attending.

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Easter Events in Western MA

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Find an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

In Hampshire County on Saturday, April 7th at 10am  – SATURDAY  MORNING MUSIC PARTY:  The Flywheel Arts Collective, an Easthampton-based, volunteer-run music and arts venue, along with the Hilltown Families and No-Nap Happy Hour, invites families with kids of all ages to a free pancake breakfast followed a family dance party by local kids performers R.O.C.K. (Royal Order of Chords and Keys)! 43 Main Street. Easthampton, MA. (<$)

In Berkshire County on Saturday, April 7th from 10am-4pm – ANIMAL ADVENTURE: Today is the first day of Hancock Shaker Village’s annual Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm event! Visitors to the village can meet tons of different baby animals, such as calves, chicks, piglets, lambs, and ducklings. There will also be activities for kids that involve both art and learning about history, such as weaving on a loom and basket making! 413-443-0188. 1843 West Housatonic Street. Pittsfield, MA. ($) 

Giveaway: Crimson & Clover Farm ShareIn Hampden County on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-3pm – YARN BOMBING: Yarn bomb the Storrs Library today! Yarn bombing, a recently growing craze, is when knitters create flat knit pieces and use them to cover things like lamp posts, fences, railings, etc. Today, the Storrs Library invites kids to cover their book carts with their own handmade yarn bombs. Kids can practice their knitting and/or crocheting skills and will get to share their creations with the community! Call to register. 413-565-4182. 693 Longmeadow Street. Longmeadow, MA. (FREE)

In Franklin County on Saturday, April 7th from 1-4pm – COMMUNITY SERVICE: Help give the Greenfield Energy Park a good spring cleaning. There will be lots to do, including cleaning up debris left by winter storms and gardening in the park’s beds. BYO garden tools and gloves. Families can work together to help prepare the park, a great community resource, for the season! 413-772-1533. Miles Street. Greenfield, MA. (FREE)

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Spring Vacation Week: April 16th-20th: Many students get the third week of April off from school, and parents will be looking for activities for their children to enjoy during the break. There are many opportunities to be found in the region, with several boutique options to choose from, including nature, art, sports, ballet, history, gymnastics, stewardship, outdoor adventures, among others. Check out our post, 15 Camps for Spring Vacation Week in Western MA for some highlights of events and week long camp opportunities happening during Spring Vacation Week right here in Western MA. Some options are for the entire week, while others allow you to choose your days and have full day or half-day options. Then be sure to check back next week for our comprehensive list of Weekly Suggested Events for events happening during Spring Break!

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SHOW Circus Studio CIRCUS ARTS CLASSES: A new session of week day kid’s circus classes will begin on April 9 at SHOW Circus Studio in Easthampton. Participants will work on trapeze, fabric, juggling, tumbling, human pyramids, tight wire, rolla bolla, globe and more. Circus is a great way to increase self esteem, have fun, get in shape, improve focus and learn new skills.  Classes are available for new and continuing students during after school hours. Students may come 1-3 times per week with a final show for parents and friends. Visit www.showcircusstudio.com/Classes.html for info and to register: Not sure if circus is right for your child? Try free circus classes on April 7 and find out! Class is free but registration is required. More info at www.showcircusstudio.com/Trial.html

SUMMER CAMP: Are you looking for a great summer experience for your kids? Check out our post Summer Camps and Programs in Western MA which highlights opportunities happening throughout the region. With a great variety of themes, there are many summer camp/programs your family can choose, including: farm & gardening, music, art, technology, nature, personal development, science, theater, sports, ballet, preK, college… as well as a good old fashion summer camp! Discover what’s being offered near you, and find out how you can add a camp to this growing list too!

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Easter Events For Families in Western MA

Easter Events in Western MA 2012

During Easter many towns host egg hunts for their residents. Find an egg hunt nearest you, along with Easter craft opportunities, brunch and Easter Bunny appearances.

Community events that celebrate Easter begin this weekend. We’ll be adding to this list as events come in, so be sure to check back.

Saturday, March 31st

In Easthampton at 10am, an annual Egg Hunt of 18,000 eggs (many with prizes) happens at Millside Park. Hunt begins promptly, so arrive early and BYO basket! Easter Bunny will make an appearance too. Great photo opportunity. 413-529-1440. 2 Ferry Street. (FREE)

In Granby at 11am, the Granby PM Club hosts and Egg Hunt for kids 12yo and younger at the Dufresne’s Park Gazebo. BYO Basket. Rain cancels. (FREE)

In Huntington at 2pm, the Huntington Recreation Committee will host an Egg Hunt at Pettis Field for kids 10yo and younger. 413-667-3500. (Rain Date: April 1st, 2pm). (FREE)

In Lenox at 10am or 12noon, families can learn to make beautiful decorated Easter eggs in the traditional Eastern European style at Ventfort Hall!  The process includes drawing intricate designs with wax on eggs and dying with colored dyes.  Kids must be 12+ and accompanied by a parent.  The workshop is a great opportunity to learn about Czechoslovakian cultural traditions!  Registration required.  413-637-3206.  104 Walker Street.  ($)

In Monson from 1:30-3:30pm, kids ages 3-10yo can gather at Veterans Field for spring activities.  An Egg Hunt begins promptly at 2pm. BYO basket. (FREE)

In Wendell from 10am-12noon, Diemand Farm is hosting an Easter celebration.  There will be egg hunts, egg dying, and more holiday-related fun!  Celebrate both Easter and local egg production.  Bring a donation for Operation Touch of Home for care packages being distributed to overseas soldiers. 978-544-3806.  126 Mormon Hollow Road.  (FREE)

In Westfield at 11am, come hunt for eggs at the Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt at Shaker Farms Country Club!  Kids can search for eggs filled with treats – BYO basket!  The Easter Bunny will visit, and kids can get their faces painted.  413-572-1260.  866 Shaker Road.   (FREE)

In Williamstown from 10am-12noon, Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center hosts their 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to 10yo can join in.  There will be Easter baskets and plastic eggs filled with candy to hunt for on the grounds. 413-458-8371. 1611 Cold Spring Road. (FREE)

Sunday, April 1st

In Ludlow at 1pm, kids can hunt for Easter eggs with the Easter Bunny at the Ludlow Community Center!  The Easter Bunny will meet egg hunters at the center’s pavilion and will be available for pictures afterwards.  Open to kids in preschool through fifth grade.  Registration required.  413-583-2072.  91 Claudia’s Way.  (<$)

In Southwick from 12noon-2pm, the Southwick Park & Rec will host an Easter Egg Hunt at Prifti Park. Activities include arts & crafts, sweet treats, display from the fire dept., Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt divided into age groups. 454 College Highway.  (FREE)

Friday, April 6th

In Heath from 10:30-11:30am, the Heath Library will host an Egg Hunt on the Town Common in lieu of their weekly story hour. They ask that all participants RSVP by April 2nd. 413-337-4934 x7 (FREE)

Saturday, April 7th

In Agawam at 10am, The Great Easter Egg Hunt happens at the Bethany Assembly of God. Kids ages 1-12yo can join in an Egg Hunt, win prizes and enjoy a performance by the TNT Puppet Team. 413-789-2930. 580 Main Street. (FREE)

In Chicopee from 10am-12:15pm, the Chicopee Parks Dept hosts their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Szot Park.  Kids are invited to make a silly pair of bunny ears during the event and prizes will even be awarded.  In the upper fields at the park, thousands of eggs will litter the field, with good luck eggs sprinkled throughout! Rain site: Chicopee Academy. Call to register: 413-594-3481. Upper Szot Park.  (>$)

In Conway from 10am-1pm, the Conway’s Annual Thelma French Easter Egg Hunt happens on the Town Field. 413-625-0041. (FREE)

In Dalton from 1-2pm, the Dalton CRA lawn will be filled with eggs for their annual egg hunt!  Kids can scour the grounds and look for eggs filled with treats.  413-684-0260.  400 Main Street.  (FREE)

In Florence at 1pm, there will be eggs galore at the Northampton Rec Dept. annual Easter Egg Hunt at Look Park!  BYO basket for egg collection- you might find a lot!  There are scheduled times for different age groups, so check the schedule.  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  (FREE)

In Greenfield at 11am, kids can come hunt for eggs at the Rotary of Franklin County’s annual egg hunt!  The event takes place at Beacon Field, and kids will be divided into three different age groups for hunting.  Beacon Street.  (FREE)

In Hadley from 10:30am-12noon, the Hadley Park & Rec Dept host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids can hunt for eggs at the Hadley Elementary School, and along with the egg hunt, there will be crafts for kids, a visit from the Easter bunny, and other activities!  BYO basket for eggs.  413-586-6375.  21 River Drive.  (<$)

In Holyoke from 10am-12Noon, is an Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration at the Holyoke Heritage State Park.  There will be many fun activities for the family, including pony rides, t-shirt decoration, prizes, and the Easter Bunny will be visiting too. Egg Hunts are on the half hour from 10-11:30am, and divided according to age group. Allow time to register for the egg hunts. 413-322-5620. 221 Appleton Street. (>$)

In Lenox at 11am, Lenox Community Center Easter Egg Hunt happens at Lilac Park.  BYO baskets and come visit the Easter Bunny.  Egg hunt begins promptly at 11am, so arrive early! Rain location: Lenox CC Ballroom. (FREE)

In Pittsfield at 10:30am, the Pittsfield Parks & Rec host their annual Easter Egg Scramble at Morningside Community School for kids 2-9 years old. 413-499-9370. 100 Burbank Street. (FREE)

In South Egremont from 11am-1pm, Blue Rider Stables will host an Easter Egg Hunt at their barn. There will be pony rides, face painting, hay bale maze, refreshments and Easter sweets. 413-528-5299. 15 Farm Lane. (>$)

In South Hadley at 11am, the South Hadley Rec Dept is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt & Hat Parade at Buttery Brook Park.  Kids are invited to come with creative Easter hats for the parade (prizes will be awarded!).  Following the parade at 11:30am will be an egg hunt (BYO basket!).  (FREE)

In Springfield at 11am-1pm, kick off Forest Park Zoo’s season at the annual Eggstravaganza!  Kids can collect treats along the bunny trail, and bunnies will be distributing extra treat-filled eggs around the park.  413-733-2251.  302 Sumner Avenue.  (FREE)

In Stockbridge at 11am, the Stockbridge Library hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for pre-school-elementary school aged kids. 413-298-5501. 46 Main Street, (FREE)

In Turners Falls at 1pm, the Montague Parks & Rec Dept invites kids to hunt for eggs at Unity Park!  There will be a visit from Peter Cottontail, and kids can get their faces painted, dye eggs, and do other fun activities!  BYO basket for collection.  413-863-3216. First Street. (FREE)

In West Springfield from 9:45am-10:30am, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Mittineague Park for kids ages 7yo and younger. Easter Bunny will be handing out candy treats and an egg hunt begins sharply at 10:30am (BYO basket),  413-781-3020. (FREE)

Sunday, April 8th

In Cheshire at 12noon, 12Noon, kids up to 10yo are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Cheshire Police Association at the Cheshire Elementary School.  BYO baskets! Cheshire, MA (FREE)

In Florence at 9:30am or 11am, have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Look Park!  Enjoy delicious breakfast foods and celebrate Easter.  Reservations strongly suggested!  413-584-5457.  300 North Main Street.  ($)

In South Deerfield from 11am-3pm, celebrate Easter at Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle!  There will be delicious food (some from local farms!) and the Easter Bunny will stop by to visit!  Reservations suggested.  413-665-1277.  25 Greenfield Road.  ($$)

In Whately from 12noon-2pm, learn to make Pysansky, a traditional Ukranian decoration made from egg shells, beeswax, and dye!  The Whately Library is hosting the workshop, which is open to kids ages 7+ and their adults.  BYO eggs and paper towels and learn about a holiday tradition from a unique culture.  Regsitration required.  413-665-0054.  218 Chestnut Plain Road. (FREE)

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