UMass Amherst

The Special Saturday Morning Series


January 27: Preschool Fair

February 3: Special Saturday Arts and Crafts and Children's Songs & Singing Games w/ Roger Tincknell

March 3: Art Cycles

April & May: TBD


Special Saturdays are interactive cultural enrichment programs for families with young children aged birth-6 years. On one Saturday morning of each month during the academic year, the Special Saturday Series features two free programs in the Student Union, or a special event such as the Apple Harvest Festival each fall, and the Preschool Fair each spring.

Art Cycles is an arts and crafts enrichment program for families with children age 2.5-6 years. A family-oriented performance for families with babies and children up to age six may include a performer using mime, music, dance, and/or storytelling to create educational experiences for the whole family.

All activities are free and include arts and crafts materials and pre-performance breakfast snacks.

This program is open to UMass and Amherst Family Center (AFC) families and their young children. As always, grandparents especially welcome!

For more information about this month's event, call (413) 545-0865 or email

Past Special Saturday Events:

December 2nd, 2017: Art Cycles Winter Crafts followed by Music Rhapsody with Nancy Nesheim

November 4th, 2017: Art Cycles Puppet and Mask Making followed by Caravan Puppets: Timeless Tales!

October 14th, 2017: UMass Family Weekend

September 16th, 2017: Apple Harvest Children's Festival & Craft Fair