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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Happy Spring!   Admittedly, a sighting of my lawn is still weeks away, but seeing lots of deep blue sky and sunshine is a good start.   This week brings a bustle of exciting family events all over town.   There's lots of music in the air to celebrate the arrival of spring with concerts from a slew of our favorite entertainers.   So hop out and have yourselves a grand old time!

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Family Fun for the Week of 3/25 - 3/31

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Linx Basketball Camps - Wellesley
Join LX Basketball Camp this summer and train with the best. Train with Phil Pressey and Brian Scalabrine of the Celtics this summer. Register online today or call 781-235-3210.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Pope John Paul II Park - Dorchester
Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 4-8. Dorchester Park Association hold it's Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Phillips Candy House.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Science on Saturday: Hands-on Engineering - Cambridge
How can you build and use flying robots? How do gyroscopes work and what are they good for? What other engineering projects can you build and test with your own hands? Come and find out
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

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Fay Festival - Southborough
Chase away those winter blues! Fay Festival is a spring celebration open to families with children ages 2 to 10 years, and admission is free. Activities will include inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses as well as a magic show performed by Mr. Magic at 1:00 PM.
Saturday, March 28 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Spring Fun Fair - Brookline
Spring Fun Fair. Come and Enjoy kids' games/activities, face painting, silent auction, raffle, delicious food and a live puppet show performance by Cactus Head Puppets.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Brookline Music School Family Concert - Brookline
Family Concert: Is There a Gargoyle Hiding in Your Sonata? with Elizabeth Chladil & Weronika Balewski. Join pianist Elizabeth Chladil and flutist Weronika Balewski for an interactive concert exploring how images and stories inspire composers and audiences.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

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Get ARTventurous! ½ price tickets, fun activities, and giveaways for kids & teens - Boston
Now through April 26th, explore a world of kid-friendly arts adventures without leaving Greater Boston. Featuring 1/2 price tickets to over 50 performances for shows you won't want to miss including Blue Man Group, Big Apple Circus and Wheelock Family Theatre's Shrek The Musical.
Saturday, March 28 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Go Wild Connecting Kids with Nature - Cambridge
Join 'Dr. Scott', host of the PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train, for a discussion on how to raise active, natural-loving kids in a digital world.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Puppets Around the World: 'Tiger Tales' by Chinese Theatre - Brookline
Puppet Showplace Theater is pleased to present 'Tiger Tales' by Chinese Theatre Works as part of our 40th Anniversary Season 'Puppets Around the World' Series
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Mar 26, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

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Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Join us at our Open House and make your final decisions about the summer! Space is limited so don't miss out! Tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends, enjoy games and activities both inside and out. Even make a S'more! All weather event and no need to RSVP.
Sunday March 29, 2015 from 11:00am - 3:00pm

Watson Adventures´ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Boston
A killer is on the loose in the Museum of Fine Arts and it´s up to you to stop him. Follow the trail of clues on this mystery scavenger hunt and solve the crime.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

IntelliJam Literacy Festival - Brookline
Join us at the IntelliJam 2015 Literacy Festival for a fun-filled afternoon of activities, music and food This is a family friendly event for kids of all ages.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Plein-Air Art Academy - Boston
Boston-based studio with focus on working outdoors and connecting with nature. Art History, The Outdoors, Sensory Explorations: After-School/Weekends/Camps: Ages 3 - Adult. Spring semester opening April 1st.

World Day of Puppetry at Boston Children's Museum - Boston
Join all kinds of puppets and puppeteers in celebrating World Day of Puppetry at the Boston Children's Museum Performances, demonstrations, exhibits and more bring fun for all ages.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Kids' Shows: Film - The Hero of Color City - Brookline
The Crayon Collection, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in partnership with the National Head Start Association and the producers of Hero of Color City, invite you to celebrate National Crayon Day
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

North Suburbs

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Rockport
One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Sale of Gently Used Children's Items - Winchester
Sale of Gently Used Children's Clothing, Toys, Books & Equipment sponsored by Massachusetts Mothers of Twins - Founding Chapter. A Saturday March 28th, 2015 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Blackwatch Adventure: Starstruck - Burlington
Join us for Blackwatch Adventure: Starstruck The Blackwatch is an event designed for older students and focuses on role-playing, character development and puzzle-solving. For ages 13 and up.
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

'African Adventure Tales' presented by Crabgrass Puppets - Newburyport
Two funny African folktales, 'Koi and the Kola Nuts' and 'Anansi and the Talking Melon', come to life with stunning puppetry, spectacular scenery, and wonderful music.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Double the Stuff Children's Consignment Sale - Wakefield
Great deals on children's items There's something for everyone Clothes, toys, baby gear/equipment, books/DVD's and much more Come early for the best selection.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

2015 North Shore World's Fair - Manchester-by-the-Sea
Join Cultural Care Au Pair for a fun, fr-ee World's Fair event at the Manchester by the Sea Community Center. Enjoy food, crafts, face-painting, and more
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Harbor Seals on the Shore - Newburyport
Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Lego Duplo Open house - Danvers
Come join us at our Open House at The Little Gym of Danvers as we celebrate The Little Gym´s exclusive partnership with Lego Duplo. Raffles, refreshments, sample classes, and more
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

South Suburbs

Maple Sugar Festival: Brookwood Farm - Canton
Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Victorian Egg Hunt at Forbes House Museum - Milton
The 5th Annual Victorian Egg Hunt will take place on the grounds of the Forbes House Museum. Children ages 3-8 are welcome and hundreds of eggs will be hidden on the east and west lawns.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Bunny Eggstravaganza - Norwell
Rabbits, chickens and eggs are signs of spring At the South Shore Natural Science Center, decorate eggs with natural dyes, enjoy an egg hunt in the Children's Garden, meet some spring animals, and more
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Sea Turtle Rescues - Milton
Learn about sea turtle strandings on Cape Cod, rescues and turtle conservation projects in Massachusetts from the Director of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Sponsored by Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Shop and Shmooze - Sharon
Please join us for an evening of shopping Over 40 vendors will be here Admission is $5 and open to the public. All proceeds benefit Hertz Nursery School
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015

Sword Combat Workshop - Fall River
Boys and girls of all ages can develop fortitude, endurance, and heightened focus through basic melee techniques, sword-fighting forms, sparring training, and discipline with this 90 minute sword combat workshop at Gillett's MMA.
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Imagination Movers - Fall River
An awesome kid friendly rock concert that is fun for the whole family The number 1 rated LIVE show for families on and it is not even close
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Egg Hunt Safari - Rhode Island
Join this “eggcellent” safari at Roger Williams Park Zoo When your hunting is through, collect a treat and enjoy the rest of our festive spring activities.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

West Suburbs

JCC Camp Fair - Newton
Meet the day, overnight and specialty (arts, sports, technology, and science) camp directors and register for Summer 2015 at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Beeping Egg Hunt - Watertown
Join us for a Beeping Egg Hunt for visually impaired children We´ll have prizes for the children who find the special eggs hidden in each section and goody bags for all participants
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Fun Run/Fun Fair for Kids - Wellesley
The Wellesley Community Children's Center is hosting it's 35th Annual Fun Run/Fun Fair--our biggest fundraiser of the year Come join us for a morning of FAMILY FUN
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Make a MESS: Wait, Wait, That Ain´t Paint - Acton
Our art cupboard is filled with tempera, acrylic, and watercolor paint. But there are so many other types of paint that we can make ourselves to add to our palette
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015

Land's Sake Sugaring Off Festival - Weston
Bring the whole family to celebrate the sugaring season and enjoy the music, food and student-led tours of our Sugar House and maple sugaring process.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Old Schwamb Mill Open House - Arlington
Spring Open House at the Old Schwamb Mill will feature woodturning demonstrations, music by Creek River String Band and the Opening Reception for the exhibit Mosaics at the Mill, II.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Parents Night Out with a Movie at Jam Time Maynard - Maynard
Plan your next date night while your kids play at Jam Time Maynard and enjoy the movie “Planes Fire and Rescue” Kids will have a pizza party, enjoy arts + crafts, watch the movie and play
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

Karen K & the Jitterbugs Concert and Family Fun Day - Newton
Featuring the award-winning band for families and kids, Karen K & the Jitterbugs. Plus kid's activities and raffle, food and silent auction for adults. Fun for the whole family
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

23rd Annual Waltham Food & Wine Festival - Waltham
The 23rd Annual Waltham Food & Wine Festival. Come enjoy some great food, wine, and entertainment at the Westin Hotel on March 26th Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Live: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys - Wellesley
Fun, full-band live show, great for families with children aged 0-7. Great opportunity to dance, make music, and have fun on a Sunday afternoon Open to the public.
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

Duck Soup Do It Yourself Candy Creation - Sudbury
Come into Duck Soup in Sudbury and have fun making your own candy creation. We provide the supplies, you provide the imagination. Suitable for ages 4 and up.
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Curious Minds: Fr-ee Programs for Preschoolers - Dedham
Let's Get Ready For Passover. Featuring Rashi Faculty. Friday, March 27th 1:30 - 2:25 PM. Engage your children in the Passover preparations as, together, you can decorate your own 'uniquely yours' ceramic seder plate.
Friday, Mar 27, 2015
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