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Monday, July 28, 2014
One down, one to go.... Well, we're just about halfway through the summer, and the dog days of August are upon us. The kids start school in just a few short weeks. But alas, that doesn't get me off the hook from another month of finding perpetual entertainment for my 12 & 10 year old. On this topic, I quite identify with the following quote from author A.A. Milne. "and the look in his eye seemed to say to the sky, "Now how to amuse them today?.........

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Family Fun for the Week of 7/28 - 8/3

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The Jungle Book: The Story of Mowgli's Fire - Brookline
Join us for our 40th anniversary season with an exciting marionette show. See the classic story of a boy and his adventures in the jungle.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

Pop up Recycle shop at Boston Children's Museum - Boston
Reuse everyday materials to create art, make musical instruments, build imaginary animals, play games and have fun. For over 35 years the Recycle Shop was a popular space at the Museum
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Boston Red Sox Present 3rd Annual Calling All Kids Month - Boston
Month-long Activities Presented by HoodŽ Include Kids Taking the Field with Players, Singing the Anthem, Carrying the Colors, and Participating in a Press Conference with Players
Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Fr-ee Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell - Boston
Fr-ee Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. This Week: Men in Black 3.
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Magic 106.7 Annual Family Film Festival - Back Bay
Enjoy Family Films in the South Garden of the Prudential Center. Entertainment starts at 6:00 p.m., and movies start at sundown.
Saturday Aug 2, 2014

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Boston
Hub Theatre Company of Boston continues its second season with the irreverent comedy 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Jul 18, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2014 - Massachusetts
The Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction. This Week: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Commonwealth Shakespeare Company | American Textile History Museum | The Discovery Museums | Hancock Shaker Village | Concord Museum | Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Friday Aug 1, 2014

North Suburbs

Lowell Summer Music Kids' Shows - Lowell
Enjoy performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. In case of rain, shows move across the street to LHS auditorium. This Wed: Ben Rudnick & Friends. This Thu: The Red Trouser Show.
Wed, Thu Jul 31, 2014 and Aug 1, 2014

Festival by the Sea - Manchester-by-the-Sea
Celebrate the magic of summertime on Cape Ann by indulging in all of the locally grown products and talent that the area has to offer. Live music, artists, crafters, and designers showcasing their handmade products and plants and produce.
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey at Stone Zoo - Stoneham
Visitors will watch in awe when the wildly popular seasonal bird show returns. Masters of Flights: Birds of Prey runs May 4 through Labor Day. To learn more about Stone Zoo visit
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Monday, Sep 1, 2014

Pocahontes - Beverly
This historically accurate tale follows the life of Pocahontas from when she meets John Smith and the English colonists, to her marriage to John Rolfe, and her journey to England.
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Castle Hill Summer Picnic Concerts - Ipswich
Pack a picnic supper and bring your family for an evening of great music and dancing on the lawn at seaside estate and National Historic Landmark in Ipswich.
Every Thursday from Jul 10, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014

The Block 2014: A Beverly Main Street Party - Beverly
THE BLOCK, A Beverly Main Street Party: Enjoy local food, fr-ee live music, and beer and wine with your friends at this summer outdoor event
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

2014 Rising Star Quartet Competition - Lowell
Come out to Lowell Memorial Auditorium and enjoy the wonderful sound of acapella singing as young women quartets compete to be crowned Rising Star Champions
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

South Suburbs

ROC Race 5k Boston - Foxboro
Boston, are you ready to ROC? The original game show-inspired obstacle run that everyone´s talking about will be coming to Gillette Stadium to bring you the world´s craziest 5k
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Western Weekend at Edaville - Carver
It´s an all new adventure along the tracks. Come dressed in your best cowboy and cowgirl attire all weekend long. The train´s been held up by robbers, and only you can help
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 - Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Nantucket Music Festival - Nantucket
The inaugural Nantucket Music Festival is set for August 2-3 at Tom Nevers Field. To purchase tickets visit For VIP and Sponsor information contact
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 - Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Bigfoot Drop-in day - Easton
Join us at the Children's Museum in Easton, on July 31st, for Bigfoot Drop-in day, from 10am to 3pm. The New England Reptile and Raptor Show will be performing at 11am.
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

All hands Hoay for Awesome Robb´s Magic Pirate Show - Easton
Magic Robb is coming to the Museum performing a pirate magic show. Prepare to be blown away with tricks and pirate jargon Yo ho ho
Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Rigamajig at Providence Children´s Museum - Rhode Island
NEW Invent with an imaginative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman. Come play, come learn
Every Friday from Jul 4, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

West Suburbs

Davey the Clown Children's Performance - Newton
Enjoy a fun, outdoor, children's show on the Newton Centre Green Featuring Davey the Clown with his juggling, amazing magic, amazing unicycle tricks and more
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Dancing in the Parks: Cruzamente - Newton
Bring chairs, blankets and your dancing shoes for this fun outdoor concert in the park Feautring Cruzamente, the Boston-based, all-female band with original and contemporary Cape Verdean music
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Alice in Wonderland by Hampstead Stage Company - Watertown
Follow Alice as she travels through Wonderland, as performed by amazing actors from Hampstead Stage Company. For children entering grades K through 5. No registration necessary.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Science is Everywhere: Paper Roller Coasters - Watertown
Can you build a roller coaster using only paper? Will it hold? For children entering grades 3 through 5. Registration is required for this event and begins 7/17.
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Preschool Storytime: Oink Oink - Waltham
“The 3 Big Pigs” at the Gore Place farm will be the center of attention at the Preschool Storytime in July. We will read stories about pigs, feed the pigs and do a pig-related craft activity.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Wellesley Theatre Project: Disney's Beauty and the Breast - Wellesley
The familiar tale of Disney's Beauty and the Beast told onstage by 2nd-12th graders at the Wellesley Theatre Project summer program. For a plot summary, see the description.
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

The Bubble Music Man at the JCC Early Learning Center - Wayland
The Bubble Music Man will perform at the JCC Early Learning Center (141 Boston Post Road, Temple Shir Tikva) in Wayland on Wednesday, July 30 from 10-11am.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Central Mass

Redcoats and Rebels - Sturbridge
Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest military re-enactment in New England with more than 1,000 actors portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, French, and American Colonial troops.
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 - Sunday, Aug 3, 2014
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