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Sledding Girl – Expressing Joy

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) -School vacation is the perfect time to get out, get active and get learning with your kids! Sienna Wildfield is the Founder of Hilltown Families and she joined us with more.LOCAL HISTORY (Living History Museum)

Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield

Ice Harvesting on Monday, Feb 15, 11am-1pm

Free/DonationNATURAL HISTORY (Natural Science Museum)

Beneski Museum of Natural History in Amherst

Docent-guided tours and scavenger hunts for the family

Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19. 11am & 1pm.

Free/DonationWINTER SPORTS (Trustees of Reservations)

Notchview in Windsor

Nordic ski lessons for youth under 14.

Daily during school break.

Fee. Rentals available.SCIENCE (libraries)

Gaylord Library Young Scientist Club meets on Saturday, Feb 13 at 11am to talk about the science of snowflakes (Ages 4-8). South Hadley. Free.

Whately Library hosts a slime workshop on Wednesday, Feb 17 at 2pm where kids can learn about the science of polymers. (Ages 5-11). Whately. Free.STORYTELLING (Science/Art Museums)

Puppet Festival at the Springfield Museums. February 15-19.

Featuring the region’s finest puppet ensembles. Performances include a mashup of Little Red Riding Hood and the Gingerbread Man by Barefoot Puppets, and shows by Wayne Martin’s Puppets and Puppet Showplace Theater, among others. There’s also live animal demonstrations and plenty of hands-on art and science activities, and the new exhibit “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs.”

CREATIVE-FREE PLAY (Art Museum)

Ten Days of Play at the Berkshire Museum. February 12-21.

Celebrating its 4th year of promoting creative free play, the Berkshire Museum’s 10 Days of Play event offers opportunities to experiment with creative materials, explore the intersection of art and science, and engage in free play inspired by exciting materials.

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