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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Well, here we are just galloping our way through April at lightning speed. Hope everyone enjoyed April Vacation Week.   Our family ventured down to FL for some sunshine and theme parks.  I forgot how NOT relaxing that is :) but we did have fun. It's all about Art and the Arts this week - ArtWeek Boston, Japan Festival. Harvard's Arts First Festival, BC's Arts Festival, Art in Bloom at the MFA, & a Sheepshearing Festival , to name a few. Enjoy...

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Family Fun for the Week of 4/26 - 5/2

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Save up to 35% on tickets to see Annie this May at the Boch Center for the Arts via our friends at BosTix. Tomorrow is only a DAY a-WAYYY!
May 9-21, 2017

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Arts First Festival: Harvard University - Cambridge
Harvard's annual Arts First festival will be held at sites in and around the campus' famed Harvard Yard. Experience over 225 music, theater, dance, film,and visual arts events.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Japan Festival Boston 2017 - Boston
Enjoy a fun day celebrating Japan on the Boston Common. Exhibits will include food booths (approx. 30) and non-food booths (approx. 100) introducing Japanese culture, activities of the local Japanese community, and other Japan related information and events. Stage performances will showcase many aspects of Japan, including Japanese culture workshops, cosplay, and musical performances.
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

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Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Voted #1 Day Camp in Mass! Limited spaces left so don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about this authentic New England summer day camp where your child will gain skills for life. Tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends, enjoy games and activities both inside and out. Transportation included in tuition. All weather event.
Sunday, April, 30, 2017 11am-3pm

Annual Boston College Arts Festival - Chestnut Hill
Come explore exhibitions and demonstrations in photography, ceramics, painting and drawing. Enjoy performances in Shakespeare to contemporary theater as well as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish dance, swing dance and much more.
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Community Boating Open House - Boston
Get the grand tour of the boathouse and learn how to get started, learn to sail and all the various programs here. Fr-ee beginner sailing lessons with membership purchase: learn the basic knots or parts of the boat.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times" with Dr. Rob Evans - Southborough
There is no harder job than being a parent and in today's world, as the future grows less predictable and media influences intensify, it is harder to know how to raise competent, caring children. Join Fay School to hear from Dr. Rob Evans on how parents can raise healthy children in challenging times and walk away with concrete suggestions for successful coping at home and school. RSVP Here.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00PM

Art in Bloom at the MFA - Boston
Enjoy exquisite art from across the MFA´s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs. Professional designers delight with creative designs in Museum entrances and walkways.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - Monday, May 1, 2017

Barnum - Boston
This dazzling show traces the career of P.T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman, from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined James A. Bailey to form 'The Greatest Show On Earth.'
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

ArtWeek Boston 2017 - Boston
ArtWeek is an award-winning unique creative festival with over 100+ hands-on or creative experiences celebrating the area´s arts, cultural, and creative communities that is held in the Spring and Fall.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Wild Kratts Live - Boston
Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts´ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach´s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

Independent Film Festival of Boston 2017 - Boston
The annual Independent Film Festival of Boston is set to be the biggest and best festival yet.
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Boston International Cat Show - Boston
Boston's International Cat Show with Judges and Cats from around the globe. See naked cats, long haired cats, exotic looking spotted cats and much more. A fun family event.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Case of the Missing Kitten - Brookline
Join Max on a wild adventure to find Nancy's missing kitten. Along the way we'll meet crazy characters, make new friends, sing songs and find clues. Find out 'whodunit' in this fun and interactive show
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

Watson Adventures´ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Boston
Join Watson Adventures on a unique family scavenger hunt for Harry Potter at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston It´s a fun new way to explore the museum.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Room to Grow Spring Cleaning Drive - Brookline
Drop off bags of gently used items appropriate for infants and toddlers. Goal to collect enough items to equip 150 the babies in our program with clothes, books, toys, and gear for a healthy growth.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Find a MA Farmer's Market Near You - Massachusetts
Whether you live in the city or suburbs, a Massachusetts farmers´ market is not too far from you.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017


North Suburbs

Newburyport Literary Festival - Newburyport
Enjoy readings by almost 50 authors and poets, including popular novelists and crime fiction writers, children's authors and activities to be enjoyed by all ages.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Melrose Arts Festival - Melrose
The Melrose Arts and Cultural Association (MACA) once again hosts its annual Arts Festival at Memorial Hall. The Festival, a juried exhibition with all work available for sale, will showcase the work of over 40 regional fine artists
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Japanese Calligraphy with Michiko Imai - Boxford
Master Calligrapher Michiko Imai will introduce participants to the art of Japanese Calligraphy. She will cover several basic strokes and guide participants through writing a beautiful, simple word.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Get out your fairytale best for Princess Day at Stone Zoo - Stoneham
Feel like you´re in a fairytale during Princess Day at Stone Zoo Meet your favorite princesses, enjoy arts and crafts and meet with the zookeepers.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

West Medford Open Studios - Medford
West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is a fr-ee arts event that lets you see the artists in our midst, celebrating the creativity and skill that many of us take for granted in our city.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Cinco Days of Goodwill - Medford
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant celebrates their biggest fiesta of the year with community-driven philanthropy. Take part in ‘Cinco Days of Goodwill,´ a five-day ‘special edition´ Noche Mexicana Fundraiser in support of Goodwill Industries.
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 - Thursday, May 4, 2017


South Suburbs

Nantucket Annual Daffodil Festival - Nantucket
Millions of blooming daffodils will transform Nantucket during the Annual Daffodil Festival. Lots of fun activities amidst the beautiful spring landscape.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

South Shore 5k Run/Walk - Quincy
Thank you for your interest in participating in our event. Virtually every family in the United States has been touched by mental illness and addiction.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Theme Park open featuring Touch a Truck - Carver
See what's NEW at Edaville Family Theme Park, where there is family fun for everyone. FEATURING big kid rides, little kid rides, family rides, COME HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIVES
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Star Wars Day at The Children's Museum in Easton - Easton
In a galaxy not so far away . . . the Jedi Knights are calling upon their many brave Padawans to learn the Jedi lessons and fulfill their destiny.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Hertz Spring Festival and Touch a Truck - Sharon
Shopping for Adults Touch a Truck for the Kids Join us at the Hertz Spring Festival Includes 30+ unique vendors, face painting and more family fun
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017


West Suburbs

30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place - Waltham
Sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving, and more. Large crafts fair, live entertainment, wagon rides, historic demonstrators, games and farm animals. Food vendors, no dogs allowed, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

The Medici´s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence - Wellesley
Unprecedented opportunity to view the paintings and drawings of Carlo Dolci (161-1687), 17th century Florence's most important painter whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of powerful Medici patronage.
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 - Sunday, Jul 9, 2017

Concord Players presents The Producers - Concord
Max Bialystock, a smarmy Broadway producer, and Leo Bloom, his mild-mannered accountant, have come up with a sure-fire scheme to make millions First, sweet talk some little old ladies into giving them their life savings.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Dance Prism Premieres New Production of Romeo & Juliet - Sudbury
This new production is choreographed by Miranda Bailey, former soloist and current Ballet Mistress of Columbia City Ballet, and Dance Prism Artistic Director Mary Demaso.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Running of the Goats - Dover
Join us for the 2nd annual 5k trail race and kids fun run where runners of all abilities can race against the clock, or the goats
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Willow Flute Ensemble performs 'My Dog Pooh' - Newton
Celebrating its 20th season, The Willow Flute Ensemble performs “My Dog Pooh”, a musical story about a most unusual dog, followed by “Chats” a flute quartet about different types of cats.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Family Day: A Grand Tour of Italy - Wellesley
The Davis welcomes visitors of all ages to participate in programming and activities inspired by Italian art and culture. Join us for a treasure hunt in the galleries, art making, and performances.
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Memorial Blood Drive - Dedham
Please join us on Saturday, 4/29/17, at the Dedham Community House Preschool for a Blood Drive for Boston Children's Hospital and in memory of our sweet little Lucas Drzewinski <3
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Magic Fred - Dover
Local magician, Magic Fred, will perform feats of levitation, make pizza disappear, and more during his performance at the museum.This event is included in regular museum admission and fr-ee for members.
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

Framingham Earth Day Celebration - Framingham
Come learn about ways to conserve energy, make sustainable choices, support local businesses, preserve natural habitats, and of course, reduce, reuse and recycle, all while having a great time with your friends and neighbors
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Touch-A-Truck at Touchstone School - Grafton
Touch-A-Truck, Admissions and Summer Camp Open House 4/29 Fr-ee Outdoor pizza oven with fresh pizza to purchase, the playground is open, train rides, nature walks, fairy house building, archery, and a large bouncy house
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017

Storytime at the Museums: In the Kitchen - Newton
Hosted in the historic kitchen at the Durant-Kenrick House, preschoolers and their caregivers will learn about how food and seeds before refrigeration. We will read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.
Friday, Apr 28, 2017

Disney's Aladdin Movie - Natick
Aladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing food from the marketplace in the city of Agrabah. His adventures begin when he meets a young girl who happens to be Princess Jasmine.
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
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