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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Holy art!  How many of you were in the line to visit the MFA on Monday?   The line to get in stretched clear around the corner when we drove by.  At our house, it was a weekend filled with football; and yay! the Patriots are playing for the AFC championship. (Full disclosure - my son is actually a HUGE Green Bay Packers Fan (yep, we own a cheesehead...). So we watched alotta football - and there was much to celebrate.   Never fear - we love the Patriots too.   What on earth will happen if they end up meeting in the superbowl?   I just can't say.   Lastly - we are in the FINAL WEEKS for The BostonCentral Great Ski Ticket Giveaway - so make sure you are in on it - tickets 'ah going fast.

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Family Fun for the Week of 1/18 - 1/24

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Become a Spy at LINX's Spy Camp this Summer - Wellesley
Choose from LINX's Spy Camp 1 or Spy Camp 2 for kids 2nd - 8th grade where kids have fun with friends breaking codes and uncovering clues while learning math, logic, critical thinking and coding skills.

Boston Metro

Boston Harbor Islands Winter Wildlife Cruise - Boston
Bring your binoculars and explore the winter bird and wildlife in and around Boston Harbor. The cruise will travel to the outer islands and Hingham Harbor with narration provided by park rangers and bird experts.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Mike the Bubble Man - Brookline
Mike the Bubble man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES. Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles — in all different shapes and sizes — come alive, sparking imagination and wonder.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

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Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Everwood Day Camp is committed to teaching skills for life through a dynamic and authentic New England Summer Camp program. Transportation INCLUDED in tuition! Join us at our next open house to tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends, enjoy games and activities both inside and out and even make a S'more!
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra - Family Concert: Carnival - Somerville
We encourage families to bring children of all ages to our annual Family Concert. This concert is a wonderful introduction to the varied musical styles of the orchestra.
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American - Boston
First of its kind exhibit opening featuring over 90 objects related to the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass' life and legacy. The exhibit promises to revolutionize visitors' understanding of race and photography in the 19th century.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jul 15, 2016 - May 31, 2017

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BU Child Language Research - Boston
We are a research group studying how children learn language. We'd love to have you and your family visit us. Learn more.

Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating Path & Holiday Market - Boston
This December, City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a giant outdoor skating path that will circle the area.
Friday, Dec 2, 2016 - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

Leclair and His Rivals: Music of Leclair, Guignon & Barrière - Boston
Les Bostonades kicks off its 11th season with a concert of French baroque chamber music by Leclair, Guignon, and Barrière. Featured performers are Sarah Darling, Michael Unterman, Héloïse Degrugillier, and Akiko Sato.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

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Camp Sewtaro - Sudbury
Camp Sewataro, a coed day camp, guides children (ages 3-15) through an empowering journey of friendship, learning, and play with a goal of promoting diversity, creating a sense of belonging, building self-confidence, and instilling leadership skills. At Sewataro, children leave behind flickering screens and frantic schedules to swim, play, and create together in woods, meadows, fields and ponds.

Shabbat 4 Kidz with Big Joe - January Session - Brookline
Join for a child led Shabbat experience With a Shabbat sing a long, storytime with Big Joe and kid friendly Shabbat Dinner, this is a Shabbat experience your child will love
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Celebrate a “Fresh New Year” at Isabella Stewart Gardner - Boston
Ring in the New Year at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the Third Thursday series. Enjoy socializing, snacks, drinks, crafts, and more on January 19
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

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Winter Family Vacation Specials at Smugglers' Notch Resort - Vermont
Chosen as #1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the Eastern U.S. & Canada by Ski Magazine, Smugglers' Notch received top 5 ranking among Eastern resorts in value, service, lodging, terrain variety, terrain challenge, scenery and overall satisfaction! Make your Winter 2016-2017 reservation today.
Now thru February 28, 2017

Public Tours of the BPDA's model room - Boston
The BPDA's model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston's downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.
Every Tuesday from Jan 17, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017

Red Sox Host Third Annual Baseball Winter Weekend at Foxwoods
Boston Red Sox Fans & Families are invited to a Weekend Getaway of Panel Discussions, Player Autographs and Photos, and Activities for Kids at Foxwoods in January
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 - Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

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The Elements Await - Vermont
Winter a special time to be in Vermont. With 20 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers and 7,300 acres of alpine terrain, Vermont is a winter paradise. If skiing and riding is not your thing there is still plenty to do to keep the family together and having fun. Whether you enjoy snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding or relaxing in a hot tub under the stars, Vermont is the home of winter.

North Suburbs

the young co. Winter Festival at Stoneham Theatre - Stoneham
This January, the young company presents four fantastic shows as part of Winter Festival 2017. This year enjoy The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley; The Emporer's New Clothes; Mary Poppins; and Sweeney Todd.
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 - Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

Knitting Night at ifarm - Boxford
Join us in ifarm´s beautiful, historic farmhouse for an evening of knitting, purling and chatting. Bring your current project and sit by the fire with other knitters.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Vacation Week Programs in Music - Cambridge
The New School of Music is offering two exciting programs during February and April vacation weeks for students ages 6-14. Play Me! A Week of Trying Out Musical Instruments (ages 6-10): February 21-24 and Kids' Cabaret (ages 7-14): April 18-22. Please visit for information on all of our programs.

Fr-ee Child Care Night at MRT: 'The Making of a Great Moment' - Lowell
Licensed Professionals from Acre Family Child Care will watch your kids for fr-ee, so you can enjoy a night of theatre with the exuberant new comedy 'The Making of a Great Moment.'
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Discovering Nature through Story, Music, and Art - Topsfield
Explore the wonders of winter in the 'enchanted woods' of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in this four-session series. Suitable for children ages 4-6 with an adult.
Every Thursday from Jan 12, 2017 - Feb 2, 2017

Tanglewood Marionettes' Fairy Circus - Medford
Eliot Pearson Children's School presents...Tanglewood Marionettes' 'Fairy Circus'. Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, 'The Fairy Circus' is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. Purchase Tickets Here
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Junior Chef Academy Workshop - Lawrence
Happy Little Chefs teaches cooking classes to children ages 3-13. We strive to promote self-dependency by providing fun and educational cooking classes. This event will cover cuisines from around the world.
Mon, Sat from Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 21, 2017

Fr-ee week of drama - Wakefield
Fr-ee week of drama programs for ages 4-18. Here is a no risk opportunity for your child to try acting in a supportive, fun environment.
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 - Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Back in Time Display - Andover
Visit Andover Historical to see an eclectic array of 18th through 20th century clocks, calendars, watches & sundries relating to the passage of time on display in our gallery.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jan 17, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

Grand Opening Celebration at Primrose School of Andover - Andover
There will be interactive storytelling by Nicolette Nordin Heavey of Stories in the Streets, magic by Fran Flynn, face painting and a raffle among attendees for gift cards and a children´s bicycle.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

South Suburbs

Winter Skate at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Winter Skate at Patriot Place, offering day and evening public skating, is the perfect antidote to cabin fever this winter.
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 - Monday, Feb 27, 2017

Hutch Winter Fun - Milton
Let's revel in the winter season; there will be sledding, animal tracking, and hot cocoa on the beautiful field with a view of the city skyline
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

West Suburbs

23rd Annual Summer Options Camp Fair - Acton
Over 80 summer programs represented. Explore the best summer programs for your child age 4-18, day, half-day and overnight programs, local/abroad and teen only camps represented.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

Ice Capella Concert - Concord
A seasonal favorite, “Ice Capella” will feature a plethora of regional a capella vocal groups, January 20, 2017, 7:30pm at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Auditorium, 500 Walden Street in Concord.
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

15th Annual Summer Camp Fair - Sudbury
Please join us for the 15th Annual Summer Camp Fair at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School from 11-2PM. Admission is fr-ee. Bring the family
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Cirque Us Benefit Show - Arlington
Join Cirque Us at our 2nd annual benefit show to help raise funds for our summer tour Featuring performers from Cirque Us, Circus Smirkus and the New England Center for Circus Arts.
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

Waltham Film Factory Screening: Voices from the Basement - Waltham
Voices from the Basement, the inspiration of producer Susan Edbril, is Michael Bavaro´s (director of last season's screening, Rex Trailer's Boomtown) documentary film about Boston´s beloved 100-year-old icon – the original Filene´s Basement.
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Penguin Art - Arlington
Emperor, King, Crested or Rockhopper, penguins are fascinating to look at. Enjoy creating your favorite type of penguin by decoupaging a papier mache penguin, painting a penguin sand painting, or creating a penguin finger puppet.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 - Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Bach to Rock Wellesley's 1-Year Anniversary Celebration - Wellesley
Bach to Rock Wellesley (B2R), America´s music school for students of all ages, will feature a special appearance by the Minions to help celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of B2R in Wellesley.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Matt Roberts: “Charismatic Comedy Magic” - Arlington
Be astonished as solid objects vanish, change size and pass through each other, right before your very eyes Children and adults of all ages will be in hysterics, as audience members become STARS of the show.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

3D Printing & 3D Modeling: Make Your Own Key Chain - Wellesley
You will learn to 3D model and 3D print a keychain in two colors. A Toysinbox associate will guide you through the steps to create a 3D model for your keychain and print it out.
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017

Concord Youth Theatre's Ice-Capella - Concord
A seasonal favorite, “Ice Capella” will feature a variety of regional a capella vocal groups. This concert of harmonious blends includes young vocalists from high school through college.
Friday, Jan 20, 2017

LINX Theater Presents Annie Jr. - Wellesley
Order tickets now for LINX Theater´s production of Annie Jr. on 1/20, 1/21, and 1/22. Shows take place at Wellesley High School, Babson Auditorium, 50 Rice St., Wellesley.
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 - Sunday, Jan 22, 2017

Open Fields Family-friendly Musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' - Dover
'Bye Bye Birdie', a fun-filled and highly energetic musical put on by Open Fields, a beloved local community theater program in Dover. Shows consist of both kids and adults. Great way to support the arts
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 - Saturday, Jan 21, 2017
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