Hilltown Family Variety Show
Country Travelin’ Episode
Guest DJ, Suzi Shelton
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“Country Travelin’ Episode” – is a musical journey across this beautiful country and beyond, and the interesting adventures, animals and friends we will meet along the way. Join guest DJ, Suzi Shelton as she leads us through a fun-filled road trip – complete with cars, trains, banjos, frogs, pigs and even just a little blowin’ in the wind.
Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June 1st & 2nd, 2013 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA
“Tomboy in a Princess Dress” by Suzi Shelton. Originally inspired by her seven year old daughter, this song portrays some pretty active tomboys who also love to wear princess dresses, tiara, and tutus. Add a mix of cowboys, Suzi’s video band and water balloons and you have a whole lot of fun! – www.suzishelton.com
“The Spring and Summer Navigator makes accessing seasonally relevant events and ideas both fast and fun. We wanted to provide site visitors an enjoyable experience as they make their travel plans in Massachusetts. You’ll be surprised at how many truly great ideas are offered up based on how you steer the Navigator,” states Betsy Wall, MOTT Executive Director.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) today announced the launch of their interactive Spring and Summer Navigator site that lets travelers discover statewide spring and summer events, attractions and things to do for families, friends, and couples.
The site allows visitors to be the captain of their own virtual ship: sliding the digital navigation bar refines your activity search based upon travel interests as well as style of leisure. The site is intuitive, engaging, simple and, best of all, fun.
Play with the dashboard and find activities that are adventurous, family oriented, relaxing, and romantic. Find out about spring and summer events, lodging and share specific events with family and friends through Facebook and Twitter.
Check out all the wonderful indoor and outdoor adventures across the Commonwealth at www.massvacation.com.
Seven Car-Time Activities to Do with the Kids While Traveling
Diane Flynn Keith, author of Carschooling, recently wrote an article, Turn Holiday Travel Time Into Learning Time!In her article she shares fun activities that will not only entertain your young passengers, but will “boost your kids’ brain power” too. In her article she include the classic car game, Alphabet Hunt, along with some simple games that incorporate concepts of speech, geometry, art, zoology and community studies. Click here to read her article over at RoadTripJournal.com. It’s worth printing out and tucking it in your glove compartment!
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