Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 am: Odyssey Bookstore welcomes young writers and their families toa Writing Party event with Sharon Edwards, Robert Maloy, and Torrey Trust, authors of Kids Have All the Write Stuff. In this hour and a half event, we will introduce three different experiences, offer writers their choices, and publish the writing by reading it aloud, watching it acted, and celebrating the ideas that young writers found awaiting them as the party unfolds. Writers then take with them what they wrote.
Friday, February 21, 2:30pm: Forest Park Zoo On the Go at the library! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit with animals from the Forest Park Zoo, and learn more about them! For ages 3+. Space will be limited. Forbes Library. 413-587-1011. 20 West St, Northampton.
Saturday, February 22, 9am-5pm: This weekend is the Amherst Orchid Society’s annual orchid show at Smith Vocational High School in Northampton. Visitors can view a wide variety of orchids – there will be blossoms of all sizes and colors, and families will be able to learn about the proper care for growing orchids at home, as well as the interesting facts about orchids’ unique cycle of growth, how insects pollinate them, and their amazing beauty. After the show, head over to the Lyman Conservatory at Smith College for more orchids, as well as cacti, a chocolate tree and many others. Smith Vocational High School. 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton.