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Things To Do

July 2014

Solomon Pond Mall will host the Mustang Car Club of New England’s 30th Annual Mustangs & American Iron Summer Round-up with over 200 cars in the parking lot  between Sears and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Solomon Pond Mall Parking Lot
601 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Telephone: 617-488-2876
Contact Name: Jillian Kuzyk

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Come enjoy hundreds of lily flowers at the 55th Annual Lily Show, presented by the New England Lily Society [NELS] at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Visitors will find new hybrids and may discover a...

Cost: Admission fees apply.

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: (508) 869-6111
Website »

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Kids of all ages are invited to play make believe at Edaville for our interactive Superheroes and Princesses summit. Come dressed as your favorite hero, strut your stuff in our superhero parade...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
View map »


Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

More information

Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for ages 5 and under

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
Website »

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Join Rebecca for an exploration into meditation and comtemplative practices that will help you touch in with the richness of your everyday life.  Rebecca will teach the foundation practice...

Cost: $50 for 3-week series

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We’ll hold one session each month led by Certified Zentangle Teacher...

Cost: $25

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Telephone: 781-646-2200
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 Science Discovery Museum Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive...

Cost: 11.50

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

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Designed by Marie Mongan, the HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method program is based upon the idea that a natural, comfortable birthing can be realized through deep relaxation and freedom from...

Cost: $275

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Natick Mall,
1245 Worcester St
Natick, MA  01760
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Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

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Family Overnight at Roger Williams Park Zoo offers an exciting opportunity to experience the Zoo as so few have – after dark! Fee includes dinner, a nighttime tour of the Zoo, activities,...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
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Telephone: 978-232-7200
Website »

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WHAT:                 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will offer an official Soccer School camp in Boston to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valeo Sports Center
125 Wells Ave.
Newton, MA, MA  02458
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Introducing “LatinSummer Boston,” a two-week summer enrichment program that provides students in grades 1-7 a unique chance to learn about Latin and the classical world. Instructors...

Cost: $295 with significantly reduced rates also available.

Where:
The Brimmer and May School
69 Middlesex Rd
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
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Sponsor: Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute
Telephone: (617) 902-0753
Website »

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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Mom and Baby yoga is a yoga class specifically designed to help you recover from the impact of pregnancy and birth on your body, and to cope with the physical and mental challenges of new...

Cost: drop-in $18, 5-series $81, 10-series $153

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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Announcing the 6th Annual Newburyport Education Foundation's Golf Fundraiser held at the beautiful Renaissance Golf Club, July 21st.  11am Shotgun start with boxed lunch included....

Cost: $225

Where:
Renaissance Golf Club
377 Kenoza St
Haverhill, MA  01830
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Sponsor: Nbpt Education Foundation
Contact Name: Greg Park
Website »

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 Bessie’s Tent Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles...

Cost: 11.50

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

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This class is designed for pregnant women who are both new to yoga and for those who have a continuing practice. Students will learn poses and modifications for all stages of pregnancy, with a...

Cost: drop-in $18, 5-series $81, 10-series $153

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

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A documentary about the mysterious 1966 disappearance of Danny Williams and was produced by his niece Esther Robinson.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
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Telephone: 978-546-7391
Website »

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Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
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Telephone: 978-232-7200
Website »

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WHAT:                 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will offer an official Soccer School camp in Boston to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valeo Sports Center
125 Wells Ave.
Newton, MA, MA  02458
View map »

More information

Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

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Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more.  Small class size for individual attention. May join series in progress. As warmer weather approaches, the class will begin to...

Cost: $44 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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Join us in our front yard as we design rockets, investigate the creatures that live in the channel, explore our shadows and lots more. Museum hours are Monday-Thursday 9-5 Fridays 9-9 pm and...

Cost: $14, on Fridays from 5-9 pm only $1

Where:
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
Website »

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Bring your toddler and/or preschooler for a morning of fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. No pre-registration required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hatfield Public Library
39 Main St.
Hatfield, MA  01038
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Sponsor: Collaborative for Educational Services
Telephone: 413-586-4998
Contact Name: Carolyn Mazel
Website »

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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
View map »


Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

 Bessie’s Tent Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

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On Tuesday, July 22, 900 Eaton Vance employees and hundreds of businesspeople in and around Two International Place, Boston, are invited to take swings at mini golf inside the large...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Eaton Vance
2 International Place
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: Eaton Vance
Website »

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Join the circle and enjoy stories, songs, creative activities, or puppet play inspired by the theme of the story. Museum hours are Monday throughThursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 9...

Cost: $14, on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. only $1

Where:
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
Website »

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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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  Story Thyme in the Garden Gardening / Horticulture - Class/Workshop Tuesdays, July 8, 2014 - August 19, 2014 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Visit the Youth Garden and enjoy a story...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Science Discovery Museum Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

More information

What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and...

Cost: Adult $14, Child $9

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
View map »


Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

More information

Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
View map »


Telephone: 978-232-7200
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

WHAT:                 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will offer an official Soccer School camp in Boston to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valeo Sports Center
125 Wells Ave.
Newton, MA, MA  02458
View map »

More information

Professional Development Workshop Excellent strategies promoting optimal learning through the use of yoga and minfulness techniques suited for the public school classroom environment. For...

Cost: $180

Where:
Worcester State University
486 Chandler St.
Sullivan Academic Center
Worcester, MA  01602
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Sponsor: Stephanie Coutant-Matsen, MSW, E-RYT
Contact Name: Yoga 4 Classrooms
Website »

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Bring your infant, toddler or preschooler to play and learn. Join our staff member(s) who specialize in early childhood development in Storytime adventures, sing-alongs, playtime and other...

Cost: Free

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
Website »

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Imagine seeing Jaws with Gloucester Harbor as a backdrop. Free outdoor film series where families can sit on lawn chairs or lie on blankets for a night of fun watching timeless Hollywood...

Cost: Free

Where:
Outdoor Lot
64 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA  01930
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Sponsor: Gloucester HarborWalk
Contact Name: Gloucester Harbor Walk
Website »

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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
View map »


Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for ages 5 and under

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: (978) 441-0400
Website »

More information

Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

More information

For moms who have added a second child to their family and would like to meet with other mothers who are experiencing the ups and downs of two kids and meeting their competing needs. There are...

Cost: drop-in $26, 6-series $96, 6-series $126

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

In "The Pirate, The Princess, and the Pea," Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
View map »


Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

More information

 Bessie’s Tent Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Meet other moms who are breastfeeding, see what questions they are asking, how they are answered, and get answers and tips to your own questions regarding breastfeeding from your peers as well...

Cost: drop-in $12

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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For moms with babies under 12-weeks old who are experiencing motherhood for the first time. Venture out of the house to a mother- and baby-friendly place, and meet regularly with people who will...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
, MA
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

Science Discovery Museum Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Celebrate the Caped Crusaders's 75th anniversary with activities, games, and giveaways. Come dressed in costume, or use ours to take pictures in a Batman scene.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Shoppers World
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Barnes& Nobel
Telephone: 508 628-5567
Contact Name: Sandy Thomas
Website »

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Shrewsbury is hosting its first ever Farmer's Market. Local vendors will be here offering fresh produce, organic products, baked goods and more every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from July...

Cost: Free parking

Where:
Ski Ward Ski Area
1000 Main St.
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Shrewsbury Farmers Market
Website »

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For beginner and experienced yogis-- practice gentle to moderate flow yoga.  Classes will take place outside in good weather. 

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

More information

Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
View map »


Telephone: 978-232-7200
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

WHAT:                 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will offer an official Soccer School camp in Boston to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valeo Sports Center
125 Wells Ave.
Newton, MA, MA  02458
View map »

More information

Get in some family-fun time while helping in the garden and planting "seeds" of knowledge about the natural world. Activities change weekly. For all ages with parent or caregiver. 

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
View map »


Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

More information

Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for ages 5 and under

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: (978) 441-0400
Website »

More information

In "The Pirate, The Princess, and the Pea," Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

 Bessie’s Tent Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Animal Adventures wait for you at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Thursday, July 24. Check out the petting zoo by Farm Visit, at 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. Make way for ducklings, bunnies,...

Cost: $9.00 per person

Where:
The 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
Website »

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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
View map »


Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

More information

Party like an animal at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Join us to celebrate the birthday of Persephone, one of our cool red river hogs. The day will include tasty enrichment treats for Persephone and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply.

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

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Gearapalooza is the ultimate baby gear and registry event for expectant and new parents. The event features a presentation by TheBabyGuy Jamie Grayson, q&a, giveaways, in store discounts and...

Cost: $50 to $100

Where:
Magic Beans
200 Linden St
Wellesley, MA  02482
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Sponsor: Bump Club and Beyond
Contact Name: Caitlin Giles
Website »

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How do bodies run, jump, fly, stretch, and move? Explore the science behind real animal superheroes in these weekly interactive programs, that accompany the summer exhibit Run! Jump! Fly!...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
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Science Discovery Museum Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for...

Cost: 11.50

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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Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Natick Mall,
1245 Worcester St
Natick, MA  01760
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Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

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On Thursday, July 24 from 6 to 9 p.m., Multi-Arts is hosting a Festival of Music, Dance, Food, and Wine at the Amherst Winery. This enjoyable evening will put the "fun" in fundraising,...

Cost: $25 for adults, free for children under 12

Where:
Amherst Winery
529 Belchertown Rd
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Multi-Arts
Telephone: (413) 584-7951
Contact Name: Catalina Arrubla
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This class is designed for pregnant women who are both new to yoga and for those who have a continuing practice. Students will learn poses and modifications for all stages of pregnancy, with a...

Cost: drop-in $18, 5-series $81, 10-series $153

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Join Chocolate Therapy for a fun and delicious date night or girls night out! Savor fine wine and fine chocolate at Chocolate Therapy, creators of award-winning, artisanal chocolate that’s...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Chocolate Therapy
702 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA  02026
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Sponsor: Chocolate Therapy
Telephone: 508-875-1571
Contact Name: Pam Griffin
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Join us Thursday evenings on the hillside for the Fruitlands Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5:30 for picnics, concerts begin at 7:15. This is an outdoor venue so please bring a...

Cost: $15/car

Where:
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Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
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Telephone: 978-232-7200
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WHAT:                 Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will offer an official Soccer School camp in Boston to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valeo Sports Center
125 Wells Ave.
Newton, MA, MA  02458
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The Children’s Museum in Easton is participating in the 6th annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.  Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes...

Cost: Free

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Steven Hill
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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

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This summer marks the sixth annual “Free Fun Fridays” program presented by the Highland Street Foundation in Massachusetts.  The program opens doors at no cost to visitors...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museums & Cultural Venues in MA
2223 Washington Street
Newton, MA  02462
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Sponsor: Highland Street Foundation
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Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for ages 5 and under

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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Caregivers, do you have tight muscles? Could you use a massage? Start to move in comfort after you receive a 15-minute table or chair massage. Massage Therapy is open to everyone in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fallon Information Center, Route 9, White City Sho
50 Boston Turnpike Road
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: Fallon Health
Telephone: 1-888-807-2908
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This popular nature-themed story and activity hour returns for the season. Meet at the Big Red Barn Visitor Center for nature stories followed by a short nature walk and follwed up with a craft...

Cost: Free

Where:
Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park
River Bend Farm
287 Oak Street
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Sponsor: River & Canal Heritage State Par
Telephone: 508-278-7604

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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Come enjoy Musical Moments with your child. Musical Moments is a cultural exploration of song, dance an instruments for children from birth to age 6.  Presented by Joey Gebo, a music and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Storrs Library
693 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA  01106
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Sponsor: Longmeadow Montessori
Telephone: 413-567-1820
Contact Name: Joey Gebo
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The late, great Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, was born July 28th, 1866. She published over 23 books. Peter Rabbit first appeared in 1901 in a self-published storybook for her friends...

Cost: Free

Where:
The World's Only Curious George Store
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: The World's Only Curious George Store
Telephone: 617-547-4504
Contact Name: Shoshana
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In "The Pirate, The Princess, and the Pea," Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
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 Bessie’s Tent Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles...

Cost: 11.50

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

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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
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Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage Museums & Gardens featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. A musical performance by...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA  02563
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Telephone: 617-488-2872
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The largest free folk festival in the country attracts thousands of people over three days. Why not be one of them?

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Where:
Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA  01850
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Sponsor: Lowell Folk Festival
Telephone: 978-970-5000
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We are introducing "Free Court Friday", where all of our tennis courts are free to play on Fridays for the month of July! Be sure to call and reserve space before they are all booked....

Cost: Free

Where:
Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club
3 Tennis Dr
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Telephone: (508) 845-1000
Contact Name: Darline Yatim
Website »

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Science Discovery Museum Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for...

Cost: 11.50

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

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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 Open Table of...

Cost: Free

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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 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 the Acton Food...

Cost: Free

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

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Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

More information

The Children's Theatre Workshop of Wilmington present "OLIVER,"  July 25 & 25, 7 p.m. Wilmington Middle School, 25 Carter Lane, Wilmington. Tickets $10. Tickets available...

Cost: $10

Where:
Wilmington Middle School
25 Carter Lane
Wilmington, MA  01887
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Sponsor: CTW
Telephone: 978-988-5858
Contact Name: Chrissy
Website »

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Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
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Telephone: 978-232-7200
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Face Painting! Snow Cones! Kids Fashion Show! Carnival Games! A dozen popular home party vendors to visit! Hourly raffles! It's all free at our Annual Vendor Day an Summer Sidewalk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cutie Patuties Children's Consignment Store
Johnny Appleseed Shopping Plaza
1021 Central Street
Leominster, MA  01453
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Sponsor: Cutie Patuties Children's Consignment Store
Telephone: 978-534-6604
Contact Name: Jean
Website »

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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

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Have you ever wondered why some of the animals have balls, spinner toys and other items in their exhibits? This is called enrichment and it is an important part of caring for the animals at...

Cost: Adults $17.95, children (ages 2-12) $11.95, Seniors $14.95. Children < 2 Free

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Move like an action star in a variety of imaginative adventure surroundings in Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action, an exciting exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's...

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

More information

What flower says "summer" more exquisitely than a daylily? In this two-day workshop, artist/illustrator Helen Byers will demonstrate the use of colored pencils to create a luminous,...

Cost: $130

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for ages 5 and under

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: (978) 441-0400
Website »

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Meet the Conductors. We are proud to introduce our first ever Jr. Conductor's Camp. You can stay for a couple of hours or enjoy the whole day at the park learning all about what it takes to...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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More than 100 classic cars on display outdoors at the Cape Cod Children's Museum. Food provided by Frank's Franks.  50/50 raffle.  Free ice cream with museum admission.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA  02649
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Telephone: 508-539-8788
Contact Name: Frank Ahern
Website »

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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30...

Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors/college students, free 17 and under

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
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This class is designed for pregnant women who are both new to yoga and for those who have a continuing practice. Students will learn poses and modifications for all stages of pregnancy, with a...

Cost: drop-in $18, 5-series $81, 10-series $153

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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In "The Pirate, The Princess, and the Pea," Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents a voyage chock full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, and mistaken pirate/princess identities. A pirate and a...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

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Thomas & Friends™, the #1 preschool boys brand, welcomes its newest engine to Sodor - Logan – a limited-release being introduced to the Thomas & Friends™ Wooden...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stellabella
Legacy Place
, MA  02026
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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

Cost: Adults $6, seniors $5, children $4.

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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Drop-in for this intergenerational time in the galleries. Materials will be provided. 

Cost: Museum admission applies.

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worceser, MA
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Telephone: 508-799-4406
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The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Rickey Skaggs and Kentucky...

Cost: Free

Where:
Copley Square
560 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Boston Globe and WGBH
Contact Name: Vanessa Cassell
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Save the Date for the 14th Annual Newburyport Kitchen Tour, Saturday, July 26th, featuring sensational kitchens in a variety of period style homes in our riverside coastal community.  Each...

Cost: $25 in advance or $30 day of event

Where:
Newburyport, MA
various
Newburyport, MA, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Nbpt Elementary PTO
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Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow who came from the Sun and landed in Minnesota. Enjoy a unique blend of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling...

Cost: $7; museum admission extra

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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The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest child welfare agency and one of the largest in New England, hosts free information session for adults considering becoming foster...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Home for Little Wanderers
50 Redfield Street
Dorchester, MA  02122
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Sponsor: The Home for Little Wanderers
Telephone: 857-217-3769
Contact Name: Lucy Collins
Website »

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The largest free folk festival in the country attracts thousands of people over three days. Why not be one of them?

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Where:
Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA  01850
View map »


Sponsor: Lowell Folk Festival
Telephone: 978-970-5000
Website »

More information

Learn about Monarch Butterflies from our resident expert and favorite Boston College Professor, Dr. Charlie Hoffman. Learn how to identify, collect, and care for your own Monarch eggs and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Friends of the H-W Library
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Lorraine Der
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Birth is the process that accompanies the transition from pregnancy into motherhood. In this class you will learn techniques to help smooth that transition and help you to achieve your ideal...

Cost: $250 2-day class

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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What flower says "summer" more exquisitely than a daylily? In this two-day workshop, artist/illustrator Helen Byers will demonstrate the use of colored pencils to create a luminous,...

Cost: $130

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
View map »


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
Website »

More information

The Children's Theatre Workshop of Wilmington present "OLIVER,"  July 25 & 25, 7 p.m. Wilmington Middle School, 25 Carter Lane, Wilmington. Tickets $10. Tickets available...

Cost: $10

Where:
Wilmington Middle School
25 Carter Lane
Wilmington, MA  01887
View map »


Sponsor: CTW
Telephone: 978-988-5858
Contact Name: Chrissy
Website »

More information

Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
View map »


Telephone: 978-232-7200
Website »

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