Archive for Families


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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New Year’s Day Hike

This coming Sunday there will be be a New Year’s Day Hike at the Notch Visitor Center in Amherst, MA.   We will meet at 12:45 p.m. and leave at 1:00 p.m. for a 2 hour plus hike. The trail will mostly be easy.   Do wear proper winter hiking clothes with poles if you

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Homeschool Ice Skating-Mullins Center, Amherst UPDATED

Homeschool Ice Skating Mullins Center UMASS Amherst MA No ice skating: Tues Jan 3 Friday Jan 10 Friday, Jan 20 Friday Feb 3 Friday Feb 10  change update 12/19/2016 by Jeff All families are welcome. Homeschool Ice Skating Cash or checks only Bring coins for the meters Friday, December 23rd 11:30am to 1:30pm

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Holiday Tea

Great news, everyone! Although we had to cancel last week’s Holiday Tea, we’ll be making it up to you this Saturday, December 24. Santa will join us from 10 to noon and Jerry Weinstein will treat us to some tunes on the piano at 11. Of course we’ll have cider, tea and treats aplenty, too!

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Storytime at the Eric Carle Museum

  The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002 413.559.6307 Special Storytime: Jonathan Bean October 30, 2016 2:00pm Free with Museum Admission In Real Cowboys, Kate Hoefler’s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade.

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Mount Tom Programs Sept. 10-13, 2016

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:30 a.m. LIFE AROUND THE LAKE. Birds will our topic this week at Lake Bray.  MEET AT LAKE BRAY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1:00 p.m. HIKE TO LOST BOULDER.  This 2 hour hike will travel to the Lost Boulder. Who knows what other lost natural items we will find along the way. Bring

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Coloring Contest

ABCatholic has a new coloring contest going on through August 31, 2016. Download your coloring picture here.