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9 Books for Sleep: New Parents & Story Time
Putting children to sleep is something many parents struggle with. How the bedtime routine is accomplished changes over time with the age of their child. From babies to elementary school age children, the routines will vary.
Apr 24 1:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Staying Healthy Episode with Guest DJ, Chuck Folds of Big Bang Boom (Podcast/Radio Show)
A full hour dedicated to staying healthy on the Hilltown Family Variety Show with guest DJ, Chuck Folds of Big Bang Boom! But remember, staying healthy is not just about eating healthy, its also about getting outside to exercise, being kind to each other, and taking care of planet Earth. Here is a collection of family-friendly songs that address all aspects of human health; mind, body, soul, and environment.
Apr 21 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Learn Local. Play Local.: Peeps to Jelly Beans. Spine Poetry to Easter Baskets.
Community-Based Education Highlights for Western Massachusetts Egg Hunts Passover Farm Animals Native Species Ornithology Herpetology Bats Rural New England History Living History Local History Cemetery Tour Masonry Engineering STEM Computer Coding Podcasting Healthy Living Family Hike Mud Season Old Growth Trees Earth Day Climate Change Green New Deal Geoscience Museum Adventures Paper Crafts Stenciling Art Harry Potter Rembrandt Shakespeare Improv Musical Theater Puppetry Fiber Arts Craft Swap Film Studies Community Sing Piano Klezmer Music Music Studies Creative Writing Spelling Bee Language Arts Publishing Manga Collaborative Consumption Experiential Learning Toddlers Teens Lifelong Learners These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we're featuring this week, April 20-26, 2019. Click through, peruse our list, and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!
Apr 20 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

50 Suggested Events in Western MA: April 20-26, 2019
LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS April 20-26, 2019 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SUBSCRIBE to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date! Poem in your Pocket Day. On Thursday, April 18 from 11am-4pm, celebrate National Poetry Month with the whole family on this special day at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA! In addition to free admission to all who can recite an Emily Dickinson poem from memory, visitors can join in on a variety of activities, including the making of your very own poetry notebook or poetry wreath, and participation in a writing workshop for budding poets. Carry your favorite poem in your pocket and share it at their selfie station using #pocketpoem.
Apr 18 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT: The Food Bank of Western MA Spring Fundraiser
Hilltown Families and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts have partnered up to offer a chance to win a pair of tickets to their spring fundraiser, Farm to Cocktail, for a PARENTS' NIGHT OUT that supports a good cause! You pay for the sitter, we'll pay for the tickets! Win a pair of tickets and take your spouse, partner or a good friend for a night out. To find out how to enter to win, check our weekly eNewsletter which goes out every Thursday morning. Deadline to enter to win: 5/3/19 @ 11:59pm (EST).
Apr 17 4:19PM Community-Hill Town Families

Living Rivers: Live with a Conservation Ethic
This month we welcome Dr. Boyd Kynard, one the world's most respected fish behaviorists, who has an urgent message for the people of Connecticut River watershed.
Apr 17 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

National Poetry Month: Safia Elhillo
An animated interpretation and interview with Safia Elhillo about her poem "To Make Use of Water" as part of the new TED-Ed series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life's biggest feelings.
Apr 15 5:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Kindness Eggs: Spring Idea to Inspire Compassion & Community Engagement
You may have heard of the spreading of joy and creativity via yarn bombs, seed bombs, art bombs, play bombs ...
Apr 15 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Conversation Highlights: The Sunday Edition, April 14, 2019
What have you missed over on our Facebook page? Check out some of our top posts from this past week! Join us on Facebook, and be sure to subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter too: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.
Apr 14 8:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Harmony Episode with Guest DJ, Renee Stahl of Renee & Friends (Podcast/Radio Show)
The theme of HFVS this weeke is harmony. Our guest DJ, Renee Stahl of Renee & Friends, has been singing harmony as long as she can remember. It's something that comes naturally to her.
Apr 14 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Learn Local. Play Local.: Raptors to Folk Art. Postcards to Pancakes.
Community-Based Education Highlights for Western Massachusetts Harmony ? Kids Theater ? Film Studies ? Broadway Musical ? Shakespeare ? Drama ? Holocaust ? Mindfulness Improve ? Meditative Hike ? Experiential Learning ? Volunteering ? Park Clean-Up ? Citizen Science ? Community Meal ? Creative Free-Play ? Non-Commerical ? Nature-Based Learning ? Earth Day Festival ? Seed Bombs ? Wildflowers ? Vernal Pools ? Native Species ? Animal Studies ? Bats ? Herpetology ? Bears ? Migratory Birds ? Birds of Prey ? Raptors ? Ornithology ? Sleddogs ? Marine Biology ? Folk Art ? Printmaking ? Chalk Art ? Poetry ? Bookfest ? Graphic Novel ? Picture Books ? Kids Book Club ? Evening Storytime ? Teen Escape Room ? Revolutionary History ? Native American Studies ? Postcards ? Soapmaking ? Arctic ? Pirates ? Easter Bunny ? Revolutionary Muster ? Police ? Touch A Truck ? Fire Department ? Maker Faire ? Computer Coding ? Rockets ? Kinetics ? Physics ? Aeronautics These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we're featuring this week, April 13-19, 2019. Click through, peruse our list, and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play!
Apr 13 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

80 Suggested Events in Western MA: April 13-19, 2019
LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS April 13-19, 2019 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday SUBSCRIBE to our eNewsletter to stay up-to-date! Spring Vacation Day: Sled Dog Camp! Get a taste of summer this spring. Hilltown Sleddogs also offers week-long overnight & day summer sled dog camps. Alaskan Huskies await campers in an Alaskan style dog yard.
Apr 11 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

13 Verse Novels for National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month! In celebration of this national observation month, we're spotlighting verse novels, stories told entirely through poetry. Verse novels can provide readers with the opportunity to explore the storytelling potential of poetry and can inspire readers to use poetry as a storytelling device.This month's list features a collection of titles to use with readers ages 10-13, covering a wide range of topics and themes.
Apr 8 7:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

National Poetry Month: William Shakespeare
An animated interpretation and analysis of William Shakespeare's "All the World's a Stage" as part of the new TED-Ed series, "There's a Poem for That," which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life's biggest feelings.
Apr 8 4:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

HFVS Animal Episode with Guest DJ, Flor Bromley (Podcast/Radio Show)
Animal Fun! Join Flor Bromley as she takes you on a journey through all of the different kinds of animals. We will learn about animals and dance to songs about farm animals, pet animals, jungle animals all sorts of animals!
Apr 7 12:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Learn Local. Play Local.: Slow Art to Matzo. Hero's Journey to Bird Migrations.
Community-Based Education Highlights for Western Massachusetts Ballet ? Broadway ? Drama ? Literature in Translation ? Snow White ? Beauty and the Beast ? Women's History ? Local History ? Sleddogs ? American Woodcock ? Vernal Pools ? Amphibians ? April Vacation Week ? Summer Camps ? Movie Theater Birthday Party ? Family Camp ? Parents' Night Out ? Date Night ? Baby Shower ? Education ? Early Childhood Education ? Week of the Young Child ? Nature-Based Learning ? Creative-Free Play ? Sound Art ? Museum Adventures ? Slow Art Day ? Easter Bunny ? Passover ? Ramadan ? Immigration ? Race ? Islamic Studies ? TEDx Talk ? Hero's Journey ? Anatomy & Physiology ? Ornithology ? STEM ? Astronomy ? Aeronautics ? Kinetics ? Parenting Workshop ? Teen Health ? Homeopathy ? 5K ? Recycling ? Upcycling ? Sustainability ? Seed Exchange ? Landscape Design ? Gardening ? Farm to School ? Pancakes ? Matza ? String Quartet ? Orchestra ? Contradance ? Flamenco ? Fiber Arts ? Airplanes ? Trolley Cars ? Mini Golf ? Basketball ? Kites These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we're featuring this week, April 6-12, 2019...
Apr 6 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

60 Suggested Events in Western MA: April 6-12, 2019
LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS April 6-12, 2019 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Summer Camp Directory for Western MA! Looking for summer options for your kids? Check out our featured post, 2019 Summer Camp Directory for a comprehensive list of summer camps and programs that will wow and dazzle you! Summer opportunities featured range from music, art, farming, theater, dance, science, nature, sports, speaking, yoga, rock 'n roll to traditional summer day or overnight camps/programs! There's something for all ages! Toddlers to teens! Preschool to college bound! Check it out and start making your summer plans! Do you have a summer camp or program you'd like to have included in our comprehensive list? Find out how you can submit your listing HERE. Featured Events Pioneer Valley Ballet presents the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, live on stage Saturday, April 6 at 1pm and 4:30pm at the Academy of Music in Northampton. Experience the powerful story of a young woman who discovers the true meaning of love in an unexpected place.
Apr 4 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

30 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Forensics to Cosmology. Fiber Arts to Local Museums.
Paleontology to Contemporary Art. Forensics to Cosmology. Literature in Translation to Robotics.
Jan 25 2:00PM Community-Hill Town Families