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8 Family-Friendly Farms for Pumpkin Pickin' in Western MA
QUESTION AND ANSWERS Wheres a good place to pick pumpkins with the kids in Western MA? Patricia McCarthy Krutiak recommends, Whitneys Farm Stand. Route 8. Cheshire, MA.
Oct 16 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Let Them Grow: Apple Love
Apple Love After a trip to Pine Hill Orchard and taste testing several kinds of apples, strolling the quaint hills and admiring the artwork, my kids were obsessed with apples. It just so happen to be Apple Week at the daycare. I was on a mission to make apples even more exciting this year and []
Oct 15 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Need Help Paying for Childcare?
FYI: Childcare Subsidies Are Available Now! The Hilltown Community Development Corporation, funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development and the Town of Chesterfield, is now administering childcare subsidies for working families with children ages 0-5 residing in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, and Worthington. []
Oct 14 4:09PM Community-Hill Town Families

Weekdays in Western MA: October 15th - 19th, 2018
Weekdays in Western MA: October 15th 19th, 2018 Weekday community-based educational opportunities can be found throughout the four counties of Western MA all week long! Each weekday we feature community-based educational opportunities that can be selected to support the interests and education of self-directed teens, homeschoolers and life-long learners. Select the day of the []
Oct 14 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Getting Along Episode with Guest DJs, David Ladon and Seth Adams (a.k.a. Animal Farm)
Listen to Podcast: [audio mp3="https://hilltownfamilies.files.wordpress.
Oct 14 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 13th & 14th, 2018
Here's a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what's happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA! MAP Peruse our list of Suggested Events for October 13th 19th, 2018 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties []
Oct 13 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

10 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Pumpkins to Sauerkraut. Social Studies to Literature.
Herbariums to Fermentation. Indian Dance to Jane Austen. Immigration to Botany These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we're featuring this week! Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!
Oct 12 1:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Suggested Events for October 13th - 19th, 2018
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] To find out about more event, be sure to visit our Suggest an Event Bulletin Board to see what our readers have recently shared! Have an event to share? Feel encouraged to self-post community events here at any time![/caption] If you have a community event, educational program, or service-learning opportunity happening in Western Massachusetts that you'd like to let us know about, self-post your event at any time on our Suggest An Event bulletin board. 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.
Oct 11 9:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Foliage & Harvest as a Catalyst for Learning
Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News! Each month, community-based education specialist and Hilltown Families' Founder, Sienna Wildfield, joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!). This monthly segment continued on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Sienna and Lauren talking about different ways to engage in learning and placemaking this Fall season. [caption id="attachment_81113" align="aligncenter" width="477"] Click to view video.
Oct 10 3:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Mindful Engagement through the Seasons: Autumn Icons
Once school is back in session, the transition from summer to autumn is signaled by a steady stream of fall icons appearing across the region that mark the season. We begin to find ourselves behinds school buses in the early morning hours while dodging squirrels racing across the roads in search of acorns before the cold settles in. Pumpkin lattes and apple cider donuts appear on cafe menus.
Oct 9 3:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

From Our Library: A Book List for Studying Bones
From Our Library: A Book List for Studying Bones Bones are fascinating to study because they come directly from the insides of creatures - the very parts we never really expect to see! Their shape and structure speaks volumes about the body function and general habits of the creatures whose skeletons they compose. Simple bone studies can be done easily, and the titles included here offer a rich look at the bones of living things of all kinds. Not meant to be exhaustive, this book list simply includes all of the relevant titles currently found within the library of our community-based education network affiliate, Dirigo Learning.
Oct 8 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Weekdays in Western MA: October 8th - 12th, 2018
Weekdays in Western MA: October 8 12, 2018 Weekday community-based educational opportunities can be found throughout the four counties of Western MA all week long! Each weekday we feature community-based educational opportunities that can be selected to support the interests and education of self-directed teens, homeschoolers and life-long learners. Select the day of the []
Oct 7 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Inspiration Episode with Guest DJ, Jamie Broza (Podcast/Radio Show)
Listen to Podcast: [audio mp3="https://hilltownfamilies.files.wordpress.
Oct 7 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for October 6th & 7th, 2018
Here's a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what's happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA! MAP Peruse our list of Suggested Events for October 6th - 12th, 2018 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements, Ongoing Story Hours & Playgroups and the Hilltown Family Variety Show. Also, check our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational, cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families. LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS October 6th - 12th, 2018 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Suggest an Event | Cultural Itineraries | Forecast | Museum Passes | Weekly eNewsletter | Farmers' Markets | Storyhour & Playgroups| Berkshire Family Fun | Advertise/Sponsorship | en Espaol RECAP Off the Mat: Homework Time Reiki Positive: Love Is a Verb HFVS Intro to the History of Rock Episode with Guest DJs, Ari & Ezra from The Oot n' Oots (Podcast/Radio Show) 11 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Fall Festivals to Community Meals.
Oct 6 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Suggested Events for October 6th - 12th, 2018
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] To find out about more event, be sure to visit our Suggest an Event Bulletin Board to see what our readers have recently shared! Have an event to share? Feel encouraged to self-post community events here at any time![/caption] If you have a community event, educational program, or service-learning opportunity happening in Western Massachusetts that you'd like to let us know about, self-post your event at any time on our Suggest An Event bulletin board. 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.
Oct 4 9:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

Weekdays in Western MA: October 1 - 5, 2018
Weekdays in Western MA: October 1 5, 2018 Weekday community-based educational opportunities can be found throughout the four counties of Western MA all week long! Each weekday we feature community-based educational opportunities that can be selected to support the interests and education of self-directed teens, homeschoolers and life-long learners. Select the day of the []
Oct 1 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Off the Mat: Homework Time
As a teacher and a mother, September brought homework back to the forefront for Pain Specialist and Yoga Instructor Ginny Hamilton. How do we make the time to keep our commitments to our own needs and growth? Doing our Homework, in this month's Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting.
Oct 1 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Reiki Positive: Love Is a Verb
Love is a Verb Reiki means life force energy. Many of us refer to Reiki as Love, but love can be a tricky word. Love is multi-complex.
Oct 1 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Berkshire Family Fun: October 2018
Berkshire County Highlights for Families: October 2018 Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of October. We'll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week. Do you have an event you'd like to include in this list? Email []
Oct 1 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Intro to the History of Rock Episode with Guest DJs, Ari & Ezra from The Oot n' Oots (Podcast/Radio Show)
Listen to Podcast: Intro to the History of Rock Episode with Guest DJs, Ari & Ezra from The Oot n Oots Ari and Ezra from The Oot n Oots play songs and tell stories to highlight the evolution of rock music from the 1950s to the 1970s, covering major trends and introducing listeners of all []
Sep 30 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families