The Tommy James Magic Show premiers on the Hitchcock Academy lawn in Brimfield on Monday, July 26 at 4 pm. Master magician Tommy James brings a show that combines a special blend of magic, comedy, wonder, and surprise for kids of all ages. Awarded the 2010 International Family Performer of the year award, Tommy James along with his “magical” bunny, Miracle, promises to put on a roller coaster ride of a show. Tickets for this event are available at hitchcockacademy.org when you click on the Summer Programs link. If the weather does not cooperate the show will be moved inside to the upper auditorium.
James began entertaining at the age of 14, when he performed for his grandmother’s Grange group; from there he branched out to 4-H clubs, schools, and local civic organizations. Over the next 30 years his reputation expanded and today he is recognized as one of the premier kids’ show magicians in the world. The Tommy James Magic Show promises to be a summer highlight for the whole family.
Hitchcock Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with ART-ventures to present kid’s summer art programming. With a dash of whimsy and a dollop of fun, ART-ventures programming provides talented instructors to encourage children to explore art while fostering their creativity through exposure to a variety of tools, techniques, and materials. Each program session includes t-shirt creations and 2 or 3 awesome works of art each day. Program sessions run Monday through Friday the first 3 weeks of August from 9 am – noon with each week having its own theme. For more information and to register for one week, two weeks or all three weeks head to hitchcockacademy.org.
On Saturday, July 31 find out why, “Goonies never say die,” when you follow Chunk and his friends as they hunt for the pirate treasure that will save their neighborhood. The Goonies debuts on Hitchcock Academy’s big outdoor screen as part of the HFA Midsummer Nights Free Movies on the Lawn. The Goonies shows at dusk, but moviegoers are encouraged to come early to pick a prime lawn spot and pass the time by playing games provided by Hitchcock or brought from home. This fan favorite movie is free of charge thanks to the Oscar Sponsorship of First American Insurance Agency and the Golden Globe sponsorship of Viant.
Music lovers can delight in the magic spell cast by great music on Wednesdays July 28, August 4, August 18, and August 25 at 6 pm on the Brimfield Common. The summer series sponsored by Country Bank, First American Insurance and a Mass Cultural Council grant features a variety of genres from local favorite bands: Time Stretchers, Radio Ranch (sponsored by the Monson Lions Club), Frozen Red and The James Paul Band.
This summer Brimfield is a small town with big community happenings as Hitchcock Free Academy continues to work to provide activities to foster a spirit of joy.