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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Okay, so it WAS fallish out there, but now it is feeling kinda summery again.   So pull out those shorts and tees and let's go apple picking!   Somehow the smells of sunscreen and cider don't really go.... But who cares, right?   Fall is officially here, even if those crazy temps don't jive.

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Family Fun for the Week of 9/21 - 9/27

PEM Branching Out: Trees as Art: Opening Day Festival - Display Image

Branching Out: Trees as Art: Opening Day Festival - Salem
Join us for a day of exploring trees through art making, stories, music, & more. From the mysteries of enchanted forests to the welcoming shade-givers in our backyards, trees captivate our imaginations.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 from 10:30am - 4pm

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ArtWeek Boston - Boston
Loosely based on Restaurant Week, ArtWeek is a collection of curated events/experiences that highlight the quality and diversity of arts, culture, and entertainment in Boston.
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

Circle The City: Open Streets/Open World - Boston
Circle The City is Boston's Open Streets initiative promoting healthy, active living through connecting people to some of our greatest urban parks. Come out and Walk-Bike-Roll-Skate-Dance on safe streets with us.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Everwood Day Camp Open House - Display Image

Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Come see what all the buzz is about and take advantage of the best discounts of the year! Tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends, enjoy games and activities both inside and out and even make a S'more - rain or shine.   Early Bird Discount applies until 10/15.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 from 11am-3pm

2014 ALS & MS Walk for Living - Chelsea
The sixth annual ALS & MS Walk for Living, with Matt Siegel, host of KISS 108 “Matty in the Morning Show.” Music, BBQ, games to follow 2-mile walk.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

iFest - See, Hear, Taste, Experience the Best of Ireland - Boston
A unique and exhilarating celebration of Irish culture, heritage, hospitality, and entertainment at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Enjoy amazing live performances; evocative music, dance, literature, and art; genealogy master-classes; and a Celebrity Chefs’ Theatre.
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Department of Children and Families Foster Parent Program  - Display Image

Foster Parents Matter
Whether foster parents are involved in caring for teens for one night or one year, foster parents play crucial roles in supporting the growth and development by providing stable and caring homes. 1 800 KIDS 508

2nd Annual Boston Fermentation Festival - Jamaica Plain
The festival will offer workshops, lectures, booksignings, demonstrations, and tastings of fermented foods, such as kimchi, cheese, pickle and mead tastings; author Sandor will speak at 3pm.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Family Gym - Madison Park - Roxbury
Family Gym is an open Saturday morning play program for families with children ages 3 to 8 years old to get up, out and moving together in the gym.
Every Saturday from Sep 27, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014

Saturdays at Fay - Peter O' Malley's Magic Show - Southborouth
Saturdays at Fay is a series of free programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month's program will feature Peter O' Malley, an award winning magician featuring mystifying magical illusions and lots of audience participation. Space is limited so please click here to register.
Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 - 11:00am

'Let's Talk About Food' Festival - Back Bay
The region’s largest public outdoor seminar and food celebration event returns to Copley Square with a lineup of celebrity and local chefs, top food brands and leading scientists, academics and visionaries.
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Waterworks Family Day 2014 - Chestnut Hill
Join us for our 3rd annual Family Day, a fun-filled event featuring a variety of water-themed activities geared to pre-school through middle school age kids.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

North Suburbs

Corn MAiZE & Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers
Our Annual Corn Maze, Haunted Cornfield and Woods, and Zombie Safari Paintball Return for Another Season A Great Way to Spend an Autumn Day or Night Come for Family Fun
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 - Monday, Nov 3, 2014

Smolak Farms Fall Festival - Andover
Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival, food court, cider donuts, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit and more
Sat, Sun from Sep 6, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Moraine Farm Festival - Beverly
Enjoy a day at filled with action and fun at The Trustees of Reservations' Moraine Farm. We'll have activities for the whole family, rain or shine
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Kimball Farm Corn Maze in Haverhill - Haverhill
At the Kimball Farm Corn Maze all are welcome to come and enjoy the challenge of finding your way through the winding corn field maze.
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 8, 2014

PJ Pioneers Letterboxing Adventure for the New Year - Winchester
Join PJ Pioneers on their ever popular letterboxing adventure at Middlesex Fells Reservation (Long Pond parking lot, South Border Road) in Winchester on Sunday, September 28 from 10-11:30am.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Joan Osborne at Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport
Armed with her strong, sultry voice, Joan Osborne´s genre-crossing prowess has garnered accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker, and rootsy soul singer for almost two decades.
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

Tewksbury's 6th Annual Zero Waste Day - Tewksbury
Experience quick and easy drive thru donating and recycling when a dozen local non-profits set up shop in Tewksbury for four hours on Saturday, September 27th.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water - Essex County
Experience the very best sights and sounds of the Essex National Heritage Area during Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water through 150+ events.
Fri, Sat, Sun, Sep 26-28, 2014

New Hampshire

Corn Maize at Sherman Farm - New Hampshire
12 acres of fun getting lost in the corn Pay one admission price with most activities included: Moo Express, Hayride, Corn Boxes, Playground, Pedal tractors, Jumping Pillow, and Grain Train.
Sat, Sun from Sep 27, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Deerfield Fair - New Hampshire
Annual Deerfield Fair “New England´s Largest Family Fair” in Deerfield, NH, a great fall event for the entire family
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - Saturday, Sep 28, 2013

Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - New Hampshire
Nautical songs and music to the pubs, cafés, churches and streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Corn Mazes at Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn - New Hampshire
Spend the day exploring three different corn mazes every year at Beech Hill Farm & Ice Cream Barn in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Perfect for families, field trips, corporate outings and birthday parties
Friday, Aug 1, 2014 - Friday, Oct 31, 2014

South Suburbs

1st Annual Pilgrimman Triathlon, Kids Age 12-17 - Plymouth
Pilgrimman Triathlon, Sprint & Olympic Distance race for kids age 12-17, Relay team options, awards/prize money to the fastest kids. Camping available at the race to make it a family weekend.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Classic Movie Days at Edaville - Carver
Edaville invites visitors to stay & watch big screen movies in their event field this year. As the park events comes to a close, grab your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in to watch these classic movies with friends & family.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Presents What's Cooking - Wrentham
Whole Foods Market´s Master Chefs will show you helpful tips, great techniques and step-by-step instructions on how to create your favorite autumn meals.Shop and savor all the flavors of the season
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Family Fun and Wellness Festival - Norwell
Join us for a fabulous day as we celebrate health and create community A day of relaxation for parents and fun for kids of all ages
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

West Suburbs

The Big E 2014 - Western Mass
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

50th Sudbury Colonial Faire & Muster of Fyfes & Drums - Sudbury
About 40 corps are expected, making this the largest assembly of fife and drums corps in Massachusetts history. Enjoy Music, Food, Period Vendors Militia and Crown Forces, Living History Demonstrations.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Fall Festival: Newton Community Farm - Newton
Food, fun, pumpkins and more Join us on the farm for a great day of family entertainment. It's a great opportunity to visit Newton's only working farm and support local, sustainable agriculture.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Maynard Fest - Maynard
Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and family entertainment. It is sure to please both young and old, including children's events such as the trackless train ride.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Frozen Party with Elsa & Anna at Jam Time - Natick - Natick
Reserve your child´s space for this special event with Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen There will be a meet and greet, a sing-a-long, craft,ending with make your own ice cream sundaes
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Verrill Farm HarvestFestival & Benefit for Emerson Hospital - Concord
Verrill Farm 8th Annual Harvest Festival and Benefit for Emerson Hospital is a day of family fun, activities, music, PYO pumpkins and food. Proceeds go to Pediatric Care at Concord's Emerson Hospital.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

The Fall Festival at Gore Place - Waltham
Food trucks, beer tent, live music, antique cars, wagon and miniature train rides, and a crazy pumpkin drop are featured at the first annual Fall Festival at Gore Place.
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014

Seacoast Irish Festival - Dover
Traditional Irish music, storytelling, dancing, food and drink Family fun at Henry Law Park in beautiful downtown Dover, NH. More acts and more entertainment than ever
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

LexFUN Seminar: The Parents' Guide to Saving for College - Lexington
As a parent of a young child, you're probably focusing on health and nutrition, childproofing, finding a good babysitter and not thinking about how you are going to pay for college.
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Best Everything Kids Tag Sale by NVMoM - Chelmsford
Deep discounts on gently used children's items. Clothes, toys, books, strollers, baby gear, Halloween costumes, and more Cash only, please. Admission is $1. 8am-12pm on September 27, 2014.
Every Saturday from Sep 24, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

Halloween Costume Swap - Littleton
Swap out last year's Halloween Costume for a 'like-new' one this year you can drop-off your child's costume, even if you do not need a new one this year.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Fall Quilt Show Opening at the Old Schwamb Mill - Arlington
Opening Reception for “BINDING THREADS II featuring the works of eight contemporary quilters: Billie Berents, Carol Brown, Kendra J. Dowd, Jeanne Funk-Gedies, Janice Gould, Penny J. Sander, Missy Shay and Gail Pettiford Willet.
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Central Mass

Davis Farmland's Mega Maze - Sterling
Be among the first to get lost in this world-class cornfield maze full of challenges and fun. Mega Maze in Sterling is an eight-acre pattern that changes each year to foil repeat visitors.
Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival - Central Mass
The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival is a townwide celebration featuring unique handmade items at the craft fair, a scarecrow contest & display on the Town Common, the Oak Street Expo featuring non-profit organizations and businesses, a 5-K race/funwalk, Family FunFest, activities for all ages, dancing fountains at Dean Park, food, music, and a gala parade.
Friday, Sep 26, 2014 - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014
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