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Monday, April 21, 2014
Happy Patriot's Day &  School Vacation Week!  This week is chock full of all sorts of events &  activities to keep you & your troupe amused this week. You'll definitely find something for everyone - concerts, storytellers, plays, parades, battle reenactments, road races and more...  Check out our April Vacation Guide to view them all.  You might also discover new museum or playspace to explore.  Enjoy the week!

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Family Fun for the Week of 4/21 - 4/27

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FINAL WEEK: ArtsBoston's Get ARTventurous! presented by MassMutual
Now through April 28th, explore a world of kid and teen-friendly arts adventures without leaving Greater Boston. Featuring 1/2 price tickets to over 50 performances such as Blue Man Group, Big Apple Circus, and Wheelock Family Theatre.

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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 24, 2014 - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup - Boston
Join more than 3,000 volunteers along all 80 miles of the Charles River in helping conserve the beauty and cleanliness of the River. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves, and a fr-ee tee-shirt as well as the satisfaction in knowing you helped the community in such a great way
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

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Foster Parents Matter: Become a Foster Parent - Boston
Whether Foster Parents are involved in caring for children for one night, or one year, the foster parents play crucial roles in supporting the growth and development of children providing supportive and caring homes.
1 (800) KIDS-508

Calling All Isabellas Gardner Museum - Boston
Each April, the Gardner Museum opens its doors to Isabellas of all ages, along with friends and families, for a fr-ee day of fun and festivities in celebration of our founder
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Cambridge Science Festival - Cambridge
Be Curious Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

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Knights Armor Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum - Worcester
See some of the finest armor from around the world alongside works from the Worcester Art Museum. Plus, don't miss special events and activities the whole family will enjoy.
Opens Saturday, Mar 29, 2014

Franklin Park Tree Planting & Volunteer Day - Boston
Come help plant young trees and clear invasives in the 200-acres of woodlands in Franklin Park.Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121.
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

The Homework Machine - Boston
The Homework Machine features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch´, the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined.
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

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Fay School Admission Visit Days - Southborough
Please join us for one of our Admission Visit Days this year. It's a unique opportunity for you and your child to see Fay School at its best as you tour our campus, talk with teachers and lead administrators, and observe students and teachers in action on a typical school day.
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 from 10am-12pm

Of Mice and Men by BCT - Boston
Set during the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN tells the story of two displaced migrant workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities and the fateful outcome of their journey.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

Peter Pan Jr. at Riverside Theatre Works - Boston
Take a trip to Never Land at Riverside Theatre Works Peter Pan Jr., features pirates, fairies, and high-flying fun from an all-youth cast. It´s a perfect vacation week activity at a cherished community theater.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

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Nobles Day Camp Touch a Truck Event - Dedham
Join us for our 3rd Annual Touch-A-Truck and Summer Camp Open House! Free and open to the public. Rain or Shine! This event incudes: trucks of all sizes, petting zoo, bouncy house, trackless train ride, and face painting.
Saturday, April 26 from 11:00am-1:00pm

Jack and the Beanstalk Gould and Stearns - Fee, Fie, Fo, Fu - Boston
The comedy duo from Vermont returns with a participatory performance combining clever dialogue, slapstick, mime, and song in this retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

THUD Island: Harvard Undergraduate Drummers' Spring Concert - Cambridge
The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD)—Harvard´s “Stomp”-inspired percussion ensemble—present “THUD Island.” Featuring THUD originals, including Buckets, Cups, and Stools, as well as many new innovative percussion pieces.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014

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Camp Sewataro First Session Discount Special - Sudbury
Camp Sewataro is offering a $200 discount for the first two-week session of camp this summer. Apply Online.

Children's Fairy House workshops @ Franklin Park - Boston
Are there fairies and elves living in Franklin Park? Children´s Fairy Home Building Workshop being held just in case at the enchanted Schoolmaster Hill portion of Franklin Park overlooking the rolling William Devine golf course.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Kids Movies 'Not Just for Kids' at the Brattle Theatre - Cambridge
Included in this brief series is the annual Muppet Marathon on Marathon Monday; Anime classics My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away; a return to the big screen of Spike Jonze´s WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, and a special program celebrating the 100th birthday of wonderful animator John Hubley.
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Annual Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Place - Waltham
Sheepshearing Festival is a tradition with many local familes. Attractions include: demonstrations of sheep shearing, herding dogs, spinning and weaving and a crafts fair with more than 60 crafters. A rain or shine, outdoor family festival with farm animals, live music and more.
Saturday, April 26, 2014


West Suburbs

Annual Kite Day at Bose Mountain - Framingham
The Annual Kite Day at Bose Mountain presented by the Autism Alliance of MetroWest & the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism at Bose Mountain in Framingham.
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Battle of Lexington: Patriot's Day Reenactment 2014 - Lexington
Watch as history unfolds the story of our nation's fight for fr-eedom in Lexington Be part of the story through the reenactment of Paul Revere's ride, followed by day-long events.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

Engineering and Logic summer camp OPEN HOUSE - Brighton
Studio of Engaging Math invites kids ages 6 - 12 for exciting activities this summer! From engineering challenges, science experiments and strategy games to origami and 3D modeling, there is something for every camper. Small groups (up to 8 students), museum field trips and hands-on projects.
Saturday, April 26th from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Plumfield Fun Week: Louisa May Alcott´s Orchard House - Concord
Join us for a week of fun during April school vacation Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Our trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for “Meg,” “Jo,” “Beth,” and “Amy.” For ages 8 - 12.
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Concord Patriot's Day Battle Reenactments 2014 - Concord
The peace of the Concord countryside will once more be shattered by the sounds of marching feet and musketry as British and Colonial Re-enactors bring the fateful morning of April 19, 1775 to life in this commemoration of “the shot heard round the world”.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

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BostonCentral's April Vacation Guide - Boston
Here's a great roundup of April Vacation Week activities and Patriot's Day events in and around Boston. Don't forget the Boston Marathon! Could it be that spring has finally sprung?.

2014 Lexington Patriots' Day Parade - Lexington
Commemorate Patriot's Day and the 300th Anniversary celebration of Lexington's incorporation as a Town in 1713. The approximately two-and-a-half-mile-long Parade begins at 2:00 pm sharp in East Lexington on Massachusetts Avenue
Monday, Apr 21, 2014

Eggie Night at NARA Park - Acton
A new annual event for ages 6-12 - enjoy Eggie Night at NARA Park Bring your flashlights to the NARA Park Ampitheatre for a fun nighttime egg hunt.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Getting to Know Our Flag, Family Program - Lexington
This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum´s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on activities.
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Musketaquid Earth Day 2014 - Community Celebration - Concord
River Ceremony, 10-10:45am - Lowell Road Bridge and Boat Ramp. Earth Day Parade, 10:45 am-noon - Lowell Road Bridge to The Umbrella. Arts & Environment Festival, 12:00 to 2:00 pm - Front lawn of The Umbrella.
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Children Helping Children GIGANTIC Toy Sale - Westford
The kids at St. Catherine's are hosting a gigantic toy sale of their gently used toys to raise money for the Miles for Matthew campaign. All toys are 50 cents.
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Huge Children's Tag Sale - Marlborough
The West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Association's semi-annual Tag Sale. Over 25,000 items for sale at super low prices, including gently used children´s clothing, strollers, baby equipment, toys, books, DVDs & more
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day with Postage Stamps - Weston
Bring in used cans, cups, boxes, bottles and other used objects to be recycled by decorating with real stamps. Also view exhibit of the Environment on Stamps and make a collection of animals on stamps
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

April Vacation Drop-Off at Colores Kids - Natick
Kids Out of School April 22-25? Drop them off at Colores Kids while they enjoy Fabric Painting, Canvas Painting, Kids Sewing Project, Games and Loom Bracelet Making all with the guidance of an Instructor.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Apr 22, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

Framingham Rotary 2014 Spring Craft Fair - Framingham
Framingham Rotary CRAFT FAIR, April 26, 2014, 10 am-4 pm. Adults $2.00, Seniors $.00, Kids under 13 fr-ee. Wide range of craft vendors Find perfect gifts for Mother´s Day, Father´s Day, Confirmation, First Communion. Proceeds benefit local community services.
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Variations on Make Way for Ducklings Ballet - Sudbury
Dance Prism´s original touring full-length ballet inspired by Robert McCloskey´s classic book Make Way for Ducklings, performed by a professional touring company. The ballet tells 'the rest of the story'.
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014


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 25, 2014 - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

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
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

2014 Aleppo Shriners' Circus - Wilmington
The all-new Shriner's Circus thrills, just in time for April vacation - fun for the whole family. Enjoy elephant rides, clown photos, and all sorts of exciting acts. Reserved seating.
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Sense of Wonder Walk: Trees Do Amazing Things - Topsfield
There's a lot going on in the natural world in winter, so bundle up the family and join us a short introduction indoors, and then we'll go for a walk.
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

April Vacation Week at Creative Arts for Kids - Reading
Celebrate Earth Day with a week full of cool art projects Or Join the cast for Frozen in theatre Art students ages 6-12 will make wearable art inspired by tropical rainforests or, they can paint and print art inspired by marine habitats.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from Apr 21, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014

Square One Mall Hosts Earth Day Crafts During April Vacation - Saugus
Square One Mall invites children to come celebrate Earth Day with arts and crafts geared towards the environment. More activities will follow throughout the week
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014


South Suburbs

New England Folk Festival - Mansfield
The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. Come enjoy the annual festival at Mansfield High & Middle Schools.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

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 25, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

40th Annual South Shore Walk/5K Run and Family Fun Celebrati - Quincy
Beautiful views of the Boston skyline and a Family Fun celebration including: kids games, fun photo booth, face painting, food, music, raffles, and much more
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014

Earth Week- April School Vacation Week - New Bedford
The Buttonwood Park Zoo will offer a full schedule of keeper chats and animal encounters as well as Party for the Planet activities throughout Earth Week.
Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - Friday, Apr 25, 2014

Animal World Experience - Easton
Everyone needs a secret identity Join us at the children´s Museum in Easton as we create masks and super hero signals to disguise our identity.
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

Weymouth Spring Carnival - Weymouth
Celebrate school vacation week 2014 with the Weymouth carnival and Fiesta Shows. Enjoy a petting zoo, rides, games, food and fun from April 23 to April 27 at Weymouth High School
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Danger Rangers at The Children's Museum in Easton - Easton
Roche Bros. Kids Club, featuring the Dangers Rangers, will be visiting The Children's Museum in Easton on April 25 to encourage healthy eating and being active.
Friday, Apr 25, 2014
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