Creative Memories

18 Apr 19
Red Revolution

Julian Matthews, Monash University Although the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies across the world. Only a small amount of fake news is needed to disrupt a conversation, and at extremes it can have an impact on democratic processes, including elections. Read more: We made deceptive robots to […]

18 Apr 19
Hilltown Families

April 20-26, 2019


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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. More details at

Daffodil Days in Downtown Amherst – A celebration of spring! You’re invited to stroll a Daffodil Chalk Walk, enjoy a Dessert Crawl, & take a Daffodil Run. On April 27, several local artists will have their chalk creations in bloom on the downtown sidewalks. Pick up a map of locations at the Amherst Downtown (BID) tent at the Sustainability Festival on the town common. Free chalk available, courtesy of sponsor TD Bank so you can add your creation to the sidewalks. If you need a pick-me-up, consider the Dessert Crawl, $10 for 10 desserts. Advance tix at A.J. Hastings & available day of at the Visitors Info Center (Crawl starts at 1pm.) April 28, 9th annual Daffodil Run, begins at Kendrick Park at 9am. Visit Downtown Daffodil Days for info.

Community Seder Experience. Join Circles for Jewish Living for an experiential, all ages welcome celebration, featuring matzah baking with BackYard Bread and Songs of Freedom with Eveline MacDougall of Amandla Chorus. Saturday, April 27, 5-7:30pm. 100 Black Birch Trail, Rocky Hill Co-Housing, Florence, MA. Vegetarian Pot Luck + $10/adult, $25/family. RSVP Necessary by April 21. Childcare is available. Circles for Jewish Living is an independent non-profit building community through arts, culture, and education. Based in Northampton, Circles for Jewish Living offer an after-school program, life-cycle rituals, and community events. For more information, or

Music Lessons with Colin Ward: Colin Ward is accepting new students at Wood Bros. Music in Pittsfield, as well as traveling to your home for private lessons. Having studied at Portland State University and Southern Oregon University, Colin is an exceptional mentor to students of all ages, styles, and skill levels. He offers lessons on guitar, bass, beginner mandolin, composition, music history, and music theory, offering affordable rates and flexible hours. For more information and to schedule your first lesson, call Wood Bros. Music at 413-447-7478 to request his contact info, email him at, or DM him via Facebook messenger at

 width=College for Kids. Westfield, MA ♦ College for Kids provides innovative and creative educational programs for kids ages 5-15, promoting and maintaining an enjoyable learning environment. Each week will feature different classes, giving the option for parents to enroll their child in a morning session, afternoon session, or both. College for Kids offers a range of subjects including science, digital media, magic, culinary, and the arts. In addition to returning favorites such as Digital Nature Photography, Science Discovery for Curious Kids, Broadway Bound, and The Art of Magic, they are excited to offer brand new classes in 2019 including Christmas in July, Beginner’s Claymation, Sensational Summer Desserts, and more! Dates: Jul 8-Aug 2; Age Range of Participants: 5-15yo. Contact: 413-572-8557 ♦

Roots Youth Summer Programs. Westfield, MA ♦ Roots Summer Vacation Programs offer full-day activities for ages 5-12 years old. Regular hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All summer program attendees will participate in activities at the three major facilities on the Roots campus: 1) Roots Gymnastics Center, 2) Roots Aquatics Center and 3) Roots Athletics Center. Attendees will rotate between the three facilities each day participating in activities such as gymnastics, swim, soccer and other turf sports, S.T.E.M., crafts, games, water slide and so much more! Full week Program is $285/week. Three Day Program is Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday ($185/week) Early Drop Off is available at 7:30 AM and Late Pick-Up ends at 5:30 PM ($5 for each occurrence). Dates: Jul 1-Aug 23; Age Range of Participants: 5-12yo. Contact: 413-562-2333 & 413-568-2782 ♦

Dan Kane Summer Singing Enrichment Camp. West Springfield, MA. The Majestic Theater at 131 Elm St in West Springfield is now the new location of the famed Dan Kane Summer Singing Enrichment Camp! This is very exciting because the theater is gorgeous! It’s a major step-up to a professional theater w/a huge audience base, giving students a chance to perform in a professional venue on a professional stage. This year there will be one Monday-Friday session for the week of Aug 19-23, with 40 openings for children who really love to sing. The week will culminate with two concerts, showcasing all the talented students & what they learned! Openings are extremely limited so call the theater as early as possible for details. Cost is $225/student, due with submission of application which can be downloaded online. Dates: Aug 19-23; Age Range of Campers: 6-16yo. Contact: 413-747-7797;;

Mad Science and ART-ventures. Multiple Locations, MA ♦ Mad Science and ART-ventures summer programs feature a unique combination of hands-on learning and cool demonstrations. Mad Science programs feature a variety of science topics to choose from – space, robotics, grossology, rockets, and many others! ART-venture for Kids inspires children to create art that is uniquely their own. We encourage creative spirit and imagination as they practice and learn art techniques, explore artists’ styles, culture, history and a multitude of art forms. Dates: Weekly, All Summer; Age Range of Participants: 5-11yo. Contact: 413-584-7243 ♦;;

It’s electric! Visit the Connecticut Trolley Museum and journey back in time to 
experience the transportation of yesterday. The museum features a variety of
 streetcars from the 1890s-1950s, which many are available for rides.
 A birthday celebration at the museum will provide the thrill of a lifetime 
for your child and be remembered for years to come. Before 
the food is enjoyed, the trolley awaits your crew for a ride into the past.
 Parties include two-hour exclusive use of dining car for 
25 guests. Each event has a party coordinator to assist in the party
room, escort to trolley ride & help with party clean up.
 For more info,visit or email

 Located off of I-91, exit 45 in East Windsor, CT.

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Hilltown Families’ list of Suggested Events is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Chester, Heath, Montgomery, Pelham, Rowe, South Hadley, Amherst, Hatfield, Russell, Shutesbury, and Springfield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

18 Apr 19
Marimuthu's Site

A girl was born to a lovely mother in a busy, crowded city known as Chennai, Young and wise, she is studying to become a teacher in the same old college as I, Everyone fondly remembers her as the grown-up version of little naughty ShinChan, She’s childish but not always, so different as an alien, […]

18 Apr 19

NOTE: The contents of this post are dictated by the RSS settings of the originating site. We do not cut and paste and we strongly advise you to start your reading here: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES return with new music in the form of their explosive second album, "Rise". Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood […]

18 Apr 19
World Site News

Food insecurity can also cause children to experience hunger, undernutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies. This can lead children to have problems with concentration and memory There has been an impressive expansion in school enrolment in India since the early 2000s. Despite this, India is in the midst of a “learning crisis”, with improvements in learning lagging…

18 Apr 19

NOTE: The contents of this post are dictated by the RSS settings of the originating site. We do not cut and paste and we strongly advise you to start your reading here: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES return with new music in the form of their explosive second album, "Rise". Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood […]

18 Apr 19
Life at the BSR

At the end of March Press Play arrived at the BSR. The experimental two-day conference on 28-29 March 2019 (hosted at the BSR and the MACRO-ASILO museum) and exhibition (29 March-12 April) explored the increasingly intimate links between academic research, artistic practice and civic engagement. The invitation to press ‘play’ comes from the work of the keynote speaker […]

18 Apr 19
The Wickeds

Welcome back to the Wickeds, Diane! Thanks for coming by and letting us know about your two latest projects! There is no “I” in Personal Growth by Diane Vallere I experienced an unusual side effect to one of my more life-changing break-ups. I started to misspell words. More specifically, I started to misspell words with […]

18 Apr 19
Bogosi Motshegwa

Everything that Nike does is their strategy coming to life. Nike’s strategy lives amongst humans everyday. It is actionable at every opportunity. Great strategies never run out of ideas. Nike’s strategy in my own words “To inspire great athleticism in all of us and to inject the philosophy of starting and never giving up”  Nike […]

18 Apr 19
Archy news nety

Michael Cavna Writer / artist for comic riffs covering visual storytelling, cartoon art / illustration, comedy / satire and animation. April 17th at 1:46 pm Thirteen summers ago, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked on a relatively small comic-con panel if he could ever see the characters of his company on screen. He said […]

18 Apr 19

As part of Feastforfamines’ philosophy to celebrate food from all corners of the world, I’d like to share with you some of the lovely foodie traditions that have been passed on to me this Easter, with a few new recipes thrown in too!

18 Apr 19
Ash Valente

Written two years ago in Intro to Creative Writing. I was asked to write about one brief moment in time, elongated by mental narration. Getting off work late one night, I sat waiting at the red light and this perverse little piece was born. Enjoy. “The Man and the Red Light” by Ash Valente Guy […]