Kids get ready to pile into a raft on the Hoosic River, above. On Saturday, May 17, the Hoosic River Watershed Association and Williams College aim to set a record for the greatest number of boats on the Hoosic River in one day. Bring kayaks to Cole Field in Williamstown at 9 a.m. to drift with the group to Pownal. Registration includes a Wild Oats picnic. (413) 458-2742,