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Monday, August 22, 2016
The final week of August. How'd that happen? How can it suddenly be time to start thinking about school supplies and early mornings and new shoes? This fall I've got a high-schooler and a 7th grader; which is quite a jolt since I started this website & newsletter way back when that high-schooler was born.   .  Jinkies, time really flies!   Have a great Labor Day weekend.

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Family Fun for the Week of 8/24 - 8/30

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Centennial Celebration at Christopher Columbus Park - Boston
As the National Park Service reaches its 100th anniversary, the National Parks of Boston and its partners are hosting festivities under the theme 'Celebrating the Spirit of Revolution'. Enjoy birthday cake, live music, fitness activities, crafts and fr-ee ferry rides to the Boston Harbor Islands.
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Red Sox Showcase at Faneuil Hall - Boston
Experience what it is like to be a Red Sox player at America´s oldest ballpark. From hitting in the batting cage to warming up your arms at the pitching accuracy station you´ll feel like you are actually at Fenway.
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

End of Summer Bash at Atlantic Wharf - Boston
Atlantic Wharf is hosting an End of Summer BASH on Saturday, August 27th from 12PM-3PM. Bring the kids to Waterfront Plaza for an afternoon of music, snacks, and family fun
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Acera's STEAM Learning Lab - Winchester
Be #STEAMspired at Acera's STEAM Learning Lab, creativity-based enrichment for children ages 7-15, North of Boston. Hands on workshops in engineering, biotechnology, woodworking, math, arts, design, electronics, music, chemistry, physics and more.
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Saint Anthony's Feast 2016 - Boston
The St. Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston is celebrated each year on the last weekend in August. Enjoy parades, live music, delicious food and a festive decorated atmosphere.
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

FINAL WEEK: Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2016 Summer Mov - Boston
Fr-ee Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night in Boston throughout the summer. THIS WEEK: ANT-MAN
Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Fr-ee Films at the Gate in Chinatown Park - Boston
Each of the three nights of film showings includes a live performance, two short films, and the main feature. The classic films are action-packed with kung fu scenes and are accompanied by English-subtitles.
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Race to the Row - Somerville
The Somerville Road Runners are proud to present the 4th annual Race to the Row in Assembly Square in Somerville, MA This is a family-friendly event for all ages and speeds.
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Galapagos George at Puppet Showplace Theater - Brookline
Barefoot Puppets production of Galapagos George, called an “uplifting eco-fable” by the Smithsonian Museum, is inspired by the true story of the last remaining Galapagos tortoise and the islands he calls home.
Sat, Sun from Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Public Tour of MIT - Cambridge
Join the only public tour of MIT to learn about the recent tech boom in the area as well as MIT´s history and culture.
Sat, Sun from Jun 11, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Swan Boat Rides - Back Bay
Enjoy a peaceful 15 minute paddleboat cruise around the Boston Garden lagoon. The only boats of their kind in the world, inspired by the opera Lohengrin.
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016

Discover BEES at Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge
The HMNH live honeybee hive is humming again, along with a new spring exhibit devoted to the entire bee clan. Great for kids and families
Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Faneuil Hall Marketplace Hosts 70's Dance Party - Boston
Fr-ee 70´s Dance Party on the West End of the Marketplace. Live 70´s music will be performed from 1 – 6 pm and will feature three different artists.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

FINAL WEEK: Highland Street Foundation Fun Fridays - Massachusetts
THIS WEEK: Franklin Park Zoo | Old Sturbridge Village | Freedom Trail Foundation | Museum of African American History | Norman Rockwell Museum | Berkshire Museum |Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Friday Aug 26, 2016

North Suburbs

Newburyport Waterfront Movie Series - Newburyport
The Newburyport Waterfront Movie Series is a fr-ee annual community event that combines movie entertainment with outdoor relaxation.
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Blackwatch Teen Adventure: By Virtue Of... - Burlington
Join us for Blackwatch Adventure: By Virtue Of...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, Aug 26, 2016

Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical Society - Andover
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here´s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Oliver Twist Radio Show - Ipswich
Neverland Theatre is proud to present this classic story in a non-musical, radio-style adaption Featuring cast members from all over the North Shore. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now
Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun from Aug 20, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

Saturday Fr-ee Event Family and Kids - Medford
Come Celebrate this fr-ee outdoor event that will start Saturday August 27, 2016 12p-6p. Kids and Family will have an amazing time. Family-friendly. We will be serving Hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and much more.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Annie, the Musical - Ipswich
Neverland Theatre is proud to present this Kids version of Annie, the Musical Featuring an all youth cast from the around the North Shore, ages 5- 16.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Aug 19, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Once Upon A Princess Tea Party - Salem
Join our Princesses, Beauty and Cinderella, for a magical tea party Story time, sing-a-longs, dancing, crafts and more The event takes place in an enchanted castle themed room
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

7th Annual Ramble at Salisbury Beach - Salisbury
Boston rockers the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) will present their 7th annual Ramble, a fr-ee festival on Salisbury Beach on Saturday, August 27th starting at 2:00 P.M.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Back to School Bash at The Little Gym of Danvers - Danvers
Back to School Bash at The Little Gym of Danvers on Thursday August 25th from 5:00-7:00pm. All ages welcome and lots of serious fun
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

MSPCA ‘End of Summer VI´ Adult Cat Adoptathon: Fees Waived - Methuen
The MSPCA ‘End of Summer VI´ Adult Cat Adoptathon: Fees Waived at All Sites for Adult Cats One Year and Older, Thanks to Generous Donors
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Cirque du Soleil OVO - New Hampshire
Cirque du Soleil returns to Manchester, New Hampshire with OVO, its newest touring show. The production will be presented at Verizon Wireless Arena, for six performances, as part of a global tour around North America.
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

South Suburbs

Marshfield Fair - Marshfield
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily fr-ee shows, fr-ee grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Hingham Shipyard Outdoor Movie Series - Hingham
Fr-ee Outdoor Movies at the Launch at Hingham Shipyard Amphitheater, on Shipyard Drive, Behind Hingham Beer Works.
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Summer Outdoor Movies at Mansfield Crossing - Mansfield
Mansfield Crossing will be hosting fr-ee Tuesday night movies in August. Movies will begin at dusk (around 8:00pm). Bring your lawn chair, bug spray and enjoy the fr-ee movies at the potting shed near Sports Authority.
Every Tuesday from Aug 6, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016

Plymouth Summer Evening Concerts - Plymouth
Enjoy fr-ee summer concerts every Wednesday night through September 1st at Pilgrim Memorial Park on Water Street in Plymouth MA. There will be a different musical act each Thursday evening.
Every Thursday from Jun 16, 2016 - Sep 1, 2016

Fishing tournament weekend w/The Pout Pout Fish - Carver
“I´m a kiss kiss fish with a kiss kiss face for spreading cheery cheeries all over the place” Pout Pout Fish is coming to Edaville USA
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

A Night At The Brewseum: A Craft Beer Expo - Easton
Calling all craft beer enthusiasts A Night At The Brewseum returns featuring tastings of local craft beers. An “adults only” fundraiser to support the education programs of The Children´s Museum in Easton.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Summer Outdoor Movie Series at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to the NRG Plaza at Patriot Place to catch a fr-ee family-friendly movie outdoors in the shadow of Gillette Stadium.
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 - Friday, Sep 2, 2016

ToBe Fit - Easton
Come on down to the Children´s Museum in Easton on Wednesday, August 24 from 10am – 3pm for some educational circus fun Two special guests will help you and your family be healthy while having fun.
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Fr-ee Ice Skating Event - Fun for All Ages - Foxboro
The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy would like to invite you to our Fr-ee Open Skate, Thursday August 25, 2016 7-8pm. Join us on the ice and cool off this summer
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

West Suburbs

Kashmir The #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute Band - Acton
Kashmir - The Nation's #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute - Nara Park Amphitheater 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton Food and drink available for purchase. Outdoor venue - No large coolers permitted
Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Chinese Music & Dance Night - Acton
3rd Annual Chinese Music & Dance Night - Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Nara Park Amphitheater - 25 Ledge Rock Way - Rain Date Thursday, September 1, 2016 - Fr-ee Admission
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Meet the Farmer at Powisset Farm - Dover
Join one of our farmers for a walking tour of our agricultural fields. We will talk about veggies, crop propagation, cultivation, harvest, and much more
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Wayland's Wailin' Wednesdays Summer Concerts - Wayland
Enjoy live music, great food & giveaways on Wednesday evenings at Wayland Town Center, east green this summer.
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 - Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Vintage Letters - Arlington
Special workshop: VINTAGE LETTERS. Decoupage 3 inch vintage letters with beautiful patterned papers to make a word or your name stand out loud. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Fall Open House - Hopkinton
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts Fall Open House is a fun family friendly event featuring princesses, a kids crafts, and art demonstrations & workshops for teens and adults.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Shakespeare's Cymbeline - Hopkinton
Join us under the stars as Brown Box Theatre brings its outdoor touring production of Shakespeare's Cymbeline to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for a fr-ee performance.
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
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