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Birth Order Basics: The Magic in the Middle

The middle child has an advantage in the sense that they can follow and look up to their older sibling and learn from them

Very Special People & Transition Troubles

Transitioning from summer time to back to school time can be especially difficult for some children with special needs

Our Picks for Fun the Week of Aug. 24

Indulge your taste buds with these picks and while you're at it get ready for school too!

First-ever Thomas Land theme park opens @ Edaville USA

Thomas the Tank Engine, along with his friends and favorite destinations from the Island of Sodor, are now ready for visitors as Thomas Land

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August 2015

Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Rev your engines for Newton Honda Village’s 3rd Annual Car Show on Sunday, August 23rd; an event sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink, Cars.com, among others big name sponsors. Bring your new or...

Cost: free

Where:
American Legion Nonantum Post 440
295 California Street
Newton Corner, MA  02458
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Games, Music, Food and Fun for the Entire Family! The Pig n Pepper Festival provides fun for the whole family! Kids of all ages will have a ball in Bouncy-Town- an area filled with activities just...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Power Road in Westford, MA
Westford, MA  01886
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Telephone: 978-451-6150
Contact Name: nilda
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Take your imagination for a spin with activities that explore artistic and material processes through amusing prompts and challenges. The MAKEmobile is fueled with surprising supplies and exciting...

Cost: FREE with admission or Membership.

Where:
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced that the Under the Sun Tour will be preforming live in concert on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 P.M. With an exciting new line up, this years Under the Sun Tour...

Cost: $50.00-$20.00

Where:
Indian Ranch
200 Gore Road
Indian Ranch
Webster, MA  01570
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Telephone: 508-943-3871

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Buddy Guy will perform at the lakeside concert venue on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 P.M   At age 78, Buddy Guy’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influencer on rock titans like...

Cost: $24.50-$57.00

Where:
Indian Ranch
200 Gore Road
Webster, MA  01570
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Telephone: 508-943-3871
Contact Name: Alix McManus
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The Hard Rock Cafe Boston, located near Faneuil Hall, is hosting Summer Sing Along Series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at5:30pm - Dance and sing the night away on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Boston
22-24 Clinton Street
Boston, MA  02109
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                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
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Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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If you think that a stick is just a piece of wood, think again! Discover the true potential of the stick on Monday, August 24 from 10am-3pm during this fun and informative Summer Drop-in Day....

Cost: $9 per person, members and children under 1 are free

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Steven Hill
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As a child, Eric Carle became interested in insects, a curiosity sparked by his father, who took him on walks in the woods and fields, exploring the tiny creatures that lived there. In Eric’s...

Cost: Adults $9, Children/Seniors/Students/Teachers $6

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Auditions for the Indian Hill Music String Orchestras will take place on Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25 at Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street, Littleton, MA.  Open to youth string...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Indian Hill Music School
36 King Street
Littleton, MA  01460
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Enjoy summer nights at Mystic Aquarium Monday’s from 6 – 9pm throughout August. Experience underwater worlds in the main gallery. Explore exhibits including Washed Ashore and Arctic coast. Find...

Cost: $20 adults, $15 youth, $12 children, Free for Aquarium members.

Where:
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT  06355
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                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
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Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Fred Marcellino’s artwork can be divided into three categories: his editorial work for magazines, his record cover and book jacket designs, and the crowning achievement of his...

Cost: Adults $9, Children/Seniors/Students/Teachers $6

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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The Building Circus’ Jeremy the Juggler will amaze you with his eye-catching juggling skills with a performance at 11am on Tuesday, August 25th. It is your turn to try your hand at some of these...

Cost: $9 per person, members and children under 1 are free

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Senator Tom Kennedy

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This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo for its second and final year! Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive...

Cost: In addition to Zoo admission, $3 per person.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Contact Name: Roger Williams
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Looking to get out of the house and socialize with other parents with new babies in a comfortable and nurturing environment?  This is the perfect place to share experiences, give support, find...

Cost: $7

Where:
Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness
16 High St.
North Andover, MA  01845
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Tuesdays, July 7 - August 25  •  1:00 - 3:00 PM Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum!  Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s...

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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Auditions for the Indian Hill Music String Orchestras will take place on Monday, August 24 & Tuesday, August 25 at Indian Hill Music School, 36 King Street, Littleton, MA.  Open to youth string...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Indian Hill Music School
36 King Street
Littleton, MA  01460
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                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
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Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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After you get your first day pictures of your kids and get them safely on the bus to school, join us for a complimentary morning of pampering and relaxation.  We will celebrate surviving the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cutie Patuties
1021 Central Street
Johnny Appleseed Plaza
Leominster, MA  01453
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Sponsor: ECi Stores
Telephone: 603-512-3204
Contact Name: Katy West
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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Wednesdays, July 1 - August 26  •  10:00 AM - Noon Kids climb aboard a fire truck, ambulance, forklift, giant digger and more and meet the drivers who operate them.  Explore a different...

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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A Sailor’s Life for Me! Enjoy a full day of sailor fun at the USS Constitution Museum! In All Hands On Deck you can explore the harsh realities of life at sea and join USS Constitution...

Cost: $5-10 Suggested Donation

Where:
USS Constitution Museum
88 Constitution Rd
Boston, MA  01702
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Come stretch out on the grass with us to do some cloud gazing.  We’ll name the different types of clouds we see, or we’ll just relax and watch the clouds go by. This program is weather...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
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A FREE drop-in support group led by Meg O’Neill, CLC.  If you are expecting, nursing, pumping, feeding your baby donor milk, supplementing, doing a mix of everything (we invite all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness
16 High St.
North Andover, MA  01845
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August 5, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm  August 12, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm  August 19, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm  August 26, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm  $12 per pair or trio of participants...

Cost: $12 per pair or trio of participants over 4yrs, per class. All four sessions $44

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Telephone: 413-658-1100
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                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
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Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Ladies and gentlemen The Vegetable Circus is coming for one day and one day only to The Children’s Museum in Easton, you will not want to miss this. On Thursday, August 27th from 10am-3pm The...

Cost: $9 per person, free for members or children under 1

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Ave
Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Steven Hill
Website »

More information

A Sailor’s Life for Me! Enjoy a full day of sailor fun at the USS Constitution Museum! In All Hands On Deck you can explore the harsh realities of life at sea and join USS Constitution...

Cost: $5-10 Suggested Donation

Where:
USS Constitution Museum
88 Constitution Rd
Boston, MA  01702
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Story Hour at Powisset Farm Wander the farm, say hello to the chickens and pigs, and at 10:30AM we meet under the tent to hear the farm come alive with story time for your pre-schooler.  

Cost: FREE for Trustees of the Reservations members; $5 for non-members.

Where:
Powisset Farm
37 Powisset Street
Dover, MA  02030
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Sponsor: Trustees of the Reservations
Telephone: 508.785.0339 x3003
Contact Name: Nicole Nacamuli

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As a child, Eric Carle became interested in insects, a curiosity sparked by his father, who took him on walks in the woods and fields, exploring the tiny creatures that lived there. In Eric’s...

Cost: Adults $9, Children/Seniors/Students/Teachers $6

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

Fred Marcellino’s artwork can be divided into three categories: his editorial work for magazines, his record cover and book jacket designs, and the crowning achievement of his...

Cost: Adults $9, Children/Seniors/Students/Teachers $6

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
View map »

More information

                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
View map »


Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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So often, moms come to our prenatal classes and express to us their struggle in their journey to conceive.  We are committed to supporting families through their entire journey, not just after...

Cost: $5 per person for non-members. FREE for RNE members.

Where:
Acelleron Maternal Health and Wellness
16 High St.
North Andover, MA  01845
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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
View map »

More information

Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land? Come explore some of the trails that wind through the wooded 184 acres along with museum...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Website »

More information

This summer-long special exhibit that thrilled tens of thousands is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo for its second and final year! Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive...

Cost: In addition to Zoo admission, $3 per person.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
View map »


Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Contact Name: Roger Williams
Website »

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On Friday evenings in August, you can eat roasted corn freshly picked from local farms and try some rosemary infused lemonade. There will be games on the lawn in front of the farmer’s cottage...

Cost: Admission is free. Food and beverages sold individually.

Where:
Gore Place
52 Gore St.
Waltham, MA  02453
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 Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for local food pantries. Sponsored...

Cost: 0

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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The Hard Rock Cafe Boston, located near Faneuil Hall, is hosting Summer Sing Along Series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at5:30pm - Dance and sing the night away on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Boston
22-24 Clinton Street
Boston, MA  02109
View map »

More information

                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
View map »


Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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Muse Studio: Maker Month Monday, August 3 – Sunday, September 6 Each week, museum educators present new themed activities in the Muse Studio, where guests can use their imaginations to create...

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Every year the Western Suburban Chapter Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association hosts a MetroWest area playground tour. Each week we bring our kids and check out a different playground.   ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cushing's Park
Dudley Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Western Suburban Chapter Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association
Contact Name: Kate Linneman
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The third annual Dover Mini Maker Faire will bring more than 50 interactive exhibits, demonstrations and speakers to downtown Dover, hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.    ...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, children under 6 are free

Where:
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: 603-742-2002
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The third annual Dover Mini Maker Faire will bring more than 50 interactive exhibits, demonstrations and speakers to downtown Dover, hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.   Featuring...

Cost: $10 advance, $12 at gate, children age 5 and under admitted free

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: 603-742-2002
Contact Name: Jane Bard
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Mini Maker Faire Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This full day celebration of invention and creativity is not your typical summer fair! It’s a family friendly showcase of invention,...

Cost: Advance online tickets through August 18 are $10. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Where:
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: Fidelity

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Join us for our Summer Puppet Adventures series at Puppet Showplace Theater! Get ready to blast off, set sail, and soar through summer with our annual adventure series. Wednesday-Saturday at 10:30...

Cost: $12 General Admission $8 for members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St
Brookline, MA  02445
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Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
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Roger Williams Park Zoo will end admission at 12 noon in order to prepare for the Zoo’s annual fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo. Guests will have until 2 pm to enjoy the exhibits.   Thank you for...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Brew at the Zoo is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Roam the Zoo while sampling over 100 craft beers from more than 50 of the regions’ finest brewers at Rhode Island’s most popular outdoor...

Cost: See Zoo website for details.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Contact Name: Roger Williams
Website »

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The Hard Rock Cafe Boston, located near Faneuil Hall, is hosting Summer Sing Along Series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at5:30pm - Dance and sing the night away on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Boston
22-24 Clinton Street
Boston, MA  02109
View map »

More information

                                         SAINT BARBARA’S FALL FESTIVAL                                   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Woburn, MA. 01801
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, MA  01801
View map »


Sponsor: St Barbara's Church
Contact Name: Anne Marie Giroux

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Offers 40% more shade and easily tilts or raises as the suns moves

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Birth Order Basics: The Magic in the Middle

The middle child has an advantage in the sense that they can follow and look up to their older sibling and learn from them

Very Special People & Transition Troubles

Transitioning from summer time to back to school time can be especially difficult for some children with special needs

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