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Family Fun for the Week of 10/22 - 10/28

Halloween Family Festival at Everwood Day Camp - Display Image

Halloween Family Festival at Everwood Day Camp - Sharon
Fr-ee Event open to the public with lots of great activities for kids of all ages. Arts and crafts, horse-drawn hay rides, face painting, carnival games, food trucks, performances and so much more! Wear your costume and "trick or treat" through our added Family Vendor Fair. Click for more information!
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 from 11:00am-2:30pm

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Pru Boo Trick-or-Treat for Charity - Boston
Trick-or-Treat for Charity Calling all ghosts and goblins to join us for this family-friendly Halloween event, held the Sunday before Halloween. Our nonprofit partner this year is Room to Grow.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Boston Book Festival 2014 - Back Bay
Join us for a day of: Fascinating Authors, Dynamic Presentations, Cool Programs & Activities for Kids, Workshops and Contests, Historic Copley Square, Live Music, booksellers and signings, Technology and Reading, Good Food and more.
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Fay School Speaker Series: Taking Back Childhood - Display Image

Taking Back Childhood: Helping Kids Thrive in Challenging Times - Southborough
Nancy Carlsson-Paige is a child development expert and professor emerita at Lesley University; she is the author of Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids. This event is free to attend and open to the public. No registration required.
Wed., Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm - Fay School's Harris Theater

Pilobolus - Boston
Over their 40-plus year history, Pilobolus has appeared at the Olympics, the Oscars, and around the world. This unique and wildly creative dance ensemble continues to amuse, innovate and astonish audiences.
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Kids' Shows: The BJ Hickman Magic Show - Brookline
The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. He is the entertainer who keeps getting invited back
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba Live at the Orpheum Theatre- Display Image

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! - Boston
The coolest rock concert for kids is back to celebrate their fifth anniversary on the road. DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz carefully hand-picked the setlist to make the most awesome show yet. Two shows only.
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 3:00pm & 6:00pm

Franklin Park Halloween Night Hike - Dorchester
Join us on this spooky night and enjoy a little history and a lot of fun This family friendly event is fr-ee and open to all.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Harvard´s 2nd Ever Fungus Fair - Cambridge
Engage in hands-on activities and taste tests led by Harvard students and learn all about Fungus Visitors will get the chance to take a closer look at all kinds of fungi.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Saturdays at Fay: Jeannie Mack's Halloween Party - Southborough
Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month's program will feature Jeannie Mack, a children's musician who will perform songs about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and silly witches. There will also be fun and games, a Halloween story, and a costume parade. Make sure you wear your Halloween costume! Space is limited so please click here to register.
Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 - 11:00am

Trick or Treat to the Beat: A Musical Halloween Open House - Cambridge
The New School of Music hosts a musical Halloween open house with trick or treating, an instrument petting zoo, and a family sing a long.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

The Amazing JP Moms Yard Sale - Jamaica Plain
Huge, twice yearly, 50+ family yard sale, indoor and outdoor, with all manner of baby, children, and household items. Tons of amazing stuff, great prices, and fabulous people.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

FIELDHOUSE 5K for Accelerated Cure Project - Sudbury
FIELDHOUSE is proud to partner with Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis for their first annual charity 5k. Race start 8:00am. Kids races at 9:00am. Registration is now available.
November 8th, 2014, 7:30am-10:30am.

Punkin' Fest - Boston
Bring the family to come pick a Punkin´ from the D Street Punkin patch at The Lawn on D Starting at 8pm, Punkin´ Fest will offer Pumpkin Ale and Cider, music, food and beverages.
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Egleston Square Fall Fiesta - Boston
Come celebrate with the whole community Food, music, youth performances, ribbon-cutting, mural unveilingGRAND OPENING Boylston Public Art Gallery and Harvest Fest @ Egleston Community Orchard.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Mistral presents The Emperor & the Nightingale - Brookline
Mistral´s YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT returns This engaging Hans Christian Andersen story is set to music by David Mullikan; performed by an ensemble of flute, string trio, percussion; and narrated by NPR´s Lloyd Schwartz.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

North Suburbs

Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2014 - Salem
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 - Friday, Oct 31, 2014

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat - Peabody
Join us for a fr-ee community event hosted by Branch Church. Enjoy candy, bounce houses, hot dogs, drinks, and prizes. It's the safest and most fun you'll have this Halloween season.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Spooktacular Halloween Party from Parents of Tots - Melrose
Kids of all ages will have a great time trick-or-treating through our Halloween Village for goodies and prizes and doing Halloween crafts. Pizza and drinks provided.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Halloween Happenings at Ipswich River Sanctuary - Topsfield
At sundown this Halloween season, the sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween.
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Ski NH - 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport - New Hampshire
Ski NH is proud to offer a program that encourages fourth & fifth graders to make healthy, active lifestyle choices. It's called the Snowsports Passport. The passport is filled with one fr-ee lift ticket or trail pass for each of the 33 downhill and cross country member resorts.
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Sunday, Mar 15, 2015

South Suburbs

Boo at the Buttonwood Park Zoo - New Bedford
Join us at Boo at the Zoo for an evening of Halloween fun It´s slightly scary fun for all ages including a hazy maze, activities and more
Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Pumpkins Aglow at Edaville - Carver
Enjoy a family friendly Halloween event featuring a garden of artfully carved and staged pumpkins. Those in costume can trick-or-treat at specially marked locations throughout the park.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

250th anniversary of the John and Abigail Adams Park - Weymouth
Abigail Adams Historical Society, Adams National Historical Park, and First Church in Weymouth celebrate the marriage of Abigail and John Adams anniversary with three days of events.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

South Shore Mothers of Multiples Fall Sale - Braintree
Sale will have gently used clothing, shoes, equipment, books, movies, and indoor/outdoor toys for infants through early school age children. Expecting moms can find great infant/toddler equipment at amazing reduced prices
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Milton Monster Dash 5k and Kids fun run - Milton
A Halloween themed community event with a 5k run/walk and Kids fun run. Face painting,costume contest, bouncy houses, science, experiments/demonstrations. All proceeds benefit the Sam Cichello memorial fund.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Rhode Island

Hood Cream Presents The Annual Newport Food Truck Festival - Newport
New England´s most popular food trucks to serve up a variety of fan favorites, handmade ice cream sandwiches, French cuisine, gourmet hot dogs, mouthwatering chicken wings, and so much more.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Boo Bash at Providence Children's Museum - Rhode Island
Play bewitching games galore, have hands-on fun with imaginative arts and “witch crafts.' Come in costume and have a blast during Providence Children's Museum's annual hands-on Halloween bash
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

West Suburbs

Needham Craft FAir - Needham
Shop early for the holiday at the Annual Needham High Craft Fair. Over 100 craftsmen and artist display a beautiful and unique assortment of jewelry, bath products, housewares, decorative items, and thing for children.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Wayside's 5K 4Kids - Framingham
Wayside's 5K4Kids is three events in one: a 5-kilometer run/walk, a Family Halloween Festival and the $5KGetaway Raffle Drawing. here will be tons of activities, food, vendors and fun for the whole family.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

LexFUN Annual Halloween Parade - Lexington
Calling all witches, princesses, goblins, and superheroes to march around the Lexington Battle Green There will be a surprise guest who will lead the parade.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Spooky Ooky Halloween Party at Jam Time in Natick - Natick
Put on your costumes and head to Jam Time for a BOO-tastic morning of Halloween themed arts, crafts, trick or treating, contests with prizes, and a 10:30am spooky ooky storytime with Big Joe the Storyteller
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

The Phantom Tollbooth - Watertown
Get whisked away to a fantastic world of imagination as you join Milo and his friends on a mission to a castle in the sky
Fri, Sat, Sun from Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

The Musical Storytelling Series presents 'The Story of Babar - Belmont
Join Powers Music School faculty members as they bring the story of Babar the Little Elephant to life through narration and live music. Fr-ee event
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

Halloween Wagon Rides at Gore Place - Waltham
Take a wagon ride, hear fun music, listen to a Halloween story, and help make a scarecrow at the annual Halloween Wagon Rides. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Halloween Family Day - Weston
Come in costume and have fund with stamps - do arts and crafts, decorate pumpkins with stamps, stamp hunts and games for prizes, make envelopes and send letters to friends - fr-ee postage
Every Saturday from Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014

Central Mass

Great Pumpkin Fest: Ecotarium - Worcester
Enjoy creative displays of hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins, a fr-ee hayride and train ride, a fr-ee digital planetarium show, games, animal encounters, kids' costume parades, crafts, pumpkin-carving demonstrations, face painting and much more festival fun.
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
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