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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE....A NOTE FROM JENNIFER!

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE....A NOTE FROM JENNIFER!

Macaroni Kid strives to provide the best, online family resource for parents looking for fun things to do with their children! Check out our October calendar or scroll down for a list of local events for the coming week! Halloween ...

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WHAT'S YOUR COSTUME?

WHAT'S YOUR COSTUME?

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Invite the Switch Witch Over This Halloween

Invite the Switch Witch Over This Halloween

Does the Switch Witch visit your home on Halloween? Wait. What? You've never met the Switch Witch? Well, let's take a few minutes to introduce her so that she can make a stop at your house this year! On Halloween ...

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DARE FAMILY SERVICES "TRUNK OR TREAT"

DARE FAMILY SERVICES "TRUNK OR TREAT"

"Cup o' Joes / Trunk or Treat" 10/30/2014 Cup o' Joes 9 a.m.-10 a.m.; Trunk or Treat 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dare Family Services Inc. is a non-profit intensive foster care agency with several locations throughout Massachusetts, who work with children who ...

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Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All!

Teal Pumpkins Promote a Happy Halloween for All!

With food allergies on the rise, more and more children are unable to participate in trick-or-treating activities. One way that you can include all children in the Halloween tradition is to place a teal pumpkin outside of your house, signifying ...

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ROLLING ACRES CORN MAZE & ZOMBIE PAINTBALL HAYRIDE

ROLLING ACRES CORN MAZE & ZOMBIE PAINTBALL HAYRIDE

Rolling Acres Corn Maze & Paintball Zombie Hayride Oct. 17-Nov. 1 Zombies have emerged in Bedlam Village at Rolling Acres Corn Maze in Southampton! Buy your tickets and enjoy a ride on specially designed trailers equipped with mounted paint ball ...

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FALL BACK FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

FALL BACK FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

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PRE-HOLIDAY CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR

PRE-HOLIDAY CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR

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APPLE A DAY 5K

APPLE A DAY 5K

Sunday, November 2 An Easthampton family fun event to raise money for updated technology in Maple, Pepin, and Center Street Schools. ALL registered participants will be included in the post-race raffle including great prizes from our sponsors such as Mt. ...

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NORRIS HOLIDAY BAZAAR

NORRIS HOLIDAY BAZAAR

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NORRIS APPLE CIDER FUN RUN WALK

NORRIS APPLE CIDER FUN RUN WALK

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HELP SUPPORT CHRISTMAS PAJAMA PROMISE

HELP SUPPORT CHRISTMAS PAJAMA PROMISE

You're invited to join Macaroni Kid Easthampton/South Hadley, Macaroni Kid Springfield and Chicopee-Holyoke Macaroni Kid as we continue to collect new pajamas and books for Christmas Pajama Promise to benefit local children at Shriner's Hospitals for Children Springfield and CHD ...

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PLAYGROUPS AND STORY TIMES FOR LITTLE ONES

PLAYGROUPS AND STORY TIMES FOR LITTLE ONES

Easthampton Family Center Learn and Play (Monday, Tuesday & Friday, September - June) Spend time talking with other parents and caregivers while the little ones have fun with playmates in a place they'll want to come back to again and ...

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BEST ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Ingredients:Pumpkin Seeds1-2 tsp. olive oilSea Salt (and any other flavors you might like such as cinnamon, cayenne, pepper, or garlic powder)1. Clean the seeds and rinse to remove all the pumpkin flesh. 2. Simmer in salted water for 10 minutes.3. ...

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WHO'S THE BOSS?

WHO'S THE BOSS?

When you were a kid, did your parents make you hug or kiss all the relatives or friends at a dinner party? It's a tricky topic -; how do we teach our kids to express personal boundaries in a way ...

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MAKE TIME FOR READING

MAKE TIME FOR READING

As we settle back into our busy school routines, it can be hard to make time for kids to sit down with a book between soccer practice, piano lessons, and homework. But studies show that reading with our kids is ...

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Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein

Halloween Hand Puppet: Frankenstein

Your child's imagination will come to life as you create fun holiday-themed puppets and use them to tell your own spooky stories. These instructions will guide you in the creation of the creepy monster, Frankenstein, but you could use similar ...

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EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER

EASTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER

The Easthampton Community Center proudly serves the needs of families in the Greater Easthampton area by providing community dinners and services like the Open Pantry and Clothing Closet. Get your copy of the ECC Newsletter---Clothing Closet: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday ...

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"Connect the Webs" Halloween Activity

"Connect the Webs" Halloween Activity

This activity is an easy addition to a classroom party or even an afternoon at home! Here's what you need: Pieces of paper Black marker 3 pieces of Halloween candy for each activity sheet Here's what you do: Create 3 ...

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LOOKING FOR FAMILY DAY TRIP IDEAS?

LOOKING FOR FAMILY DAY TRIP IDEAS?

Did you know that there are over 500 hyper-local Macaroni Kid editions across the country? Each has it's own publisher mom (and a few dads) sharing kid and family-friendly events and activities going on in their community. Plus, there are ...

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5 Legitimately Funny Books to Read  with Your Kids

5 Legitimately Funny Books to Read with Your Kids

Brought to you by Brightly, a new resource to help parents grow readers.How many kids' books have ever made you straight up LOL? I can't count all the great children's books that have made me smile or even tear up ...

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GIGGLE GARDEN

GIGGLE GARDEN

Does your child LOVE telling silly stories? Would you like to share their story, fiction or non? Then please send them to me and I will share your submissions on our webpage and in our eNewsletter. ALL submissions must be ...

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BOOST YOUR TODDLER'S BRAIN DEVELPOMENT

BOOST YOUR TODDLER'S BRAIN DEVELPOMENT

As a parent we are always wondering - what can we do to help our child? We are told that 85% of brain growth occurs during the first 3 years of life and that this is a is critical time ...

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