Archive for Families

4th Annual Hill Town Draw-Around

Coming April 28, 2018 from noon-midnight, this event is a pay-what-you-can fundraiser for the Art Garden’s ARTeens. It is a 12-hour event inspired by a draw-a-thon in New Orleans. It takes place at Cowell Gym, 51 Maple St., Shelburne Falls, MA.  

An Evening of Lessons and Carols

Prepare the way, O Zion! An Evening of Lessons and Carols Presented by Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Homeschool Co-op and Friends St. John the Evangelist Church 833 Main St. Agawam, MA Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 6:30- 8:00

Pro Life Speaker

Chad Judice Author of “Waiting for Eli”, “Eli’s Reach” and “Growing with Eli” Click below for the flyer: ProLifeElisReach_Pilot ad  

Mt. Tom and Notch Homeschool Programs

There may be a cost involved. Mt. Tom/ Notch programs The Notch Visitor Center on Rt. 116 in Amherst. Meet in the parking lot. This is not a State Park sponsored program so they have no information to give out. Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11

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Opening Mass for the New School Year

From Fr. Ed Riley: Greetings All! I pray you had a great summer with the family and plenty of respite! I apologize for the late invitation (my fault), but I invite you to an Opening School Year Mass for Homeschooling Families on next Friday, September 15th at Our Lady Help of Christians, 573 Washington Street,

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Upcoming Free Programs at the Hitchcock Center

FREE Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature. No registration required. Groups of 6 or more please call ahead. with Patrick O’Roark *** Second Saturdays, September through December     Free       10am – 11am Saturdays, September

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Winter lectures at the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary are offered free of charge on Saturdays at 1:30 pm.  Space is limited; call 413-267-9654 or email or to register.  In case of inclement weather please call ahead, check our Facebook page or visit     Saturday, January 28th                                                                                                  Discovering New England’s Stone Walls How and why

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Valentine Swap

From the Hilltown Families website: 9th Annual Handmade Valentine Swap for Western MA Families January 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm (Craft Ideas, Hilltown Families Event, Press Release, Suggested Activity, Valentine’s Day) Tags: Commercial Free, Creative Free Play, papercraft, Placemaking, Valentine, valentine swap, Valentine’s Day, western massachusetts Hilltown Families 9th Annual Community Handmade Valentine Swap It’s that

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Upcoming Events at the Eric Carle Museum

H/T and the Eric Carle Museum website IN THE READING LIBRARY Toddler and Preschooler Play Series: Open Book, Open Play January 27, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am February 3, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am February 10, 2017 10:30am – 11:30am Free with Museum Admission (Toddlers and Preschoolers with parents/caregivers/teachers) Share picture books at story time in

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Homeschool Ice Skating in Amherst: UPDATE

All families are welcome. Ice Skating Cash or checks only only $5 per kid (their adults are FREE if you want to try) This includes rentals at no extra cost. If you have younger or new ice skaters, I can get you buckets to hold onto. Just let me know. *************** January 2017 Ice

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