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March 2015

Water Ways is an imaginative new water play environment at Providence Children’s Museum that invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully experience water and investigate...

Cost: Exhibit is included with $9.00 Museum admission; admission is free for Museum me

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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As part of our "Puppets from Around the World" Series, Puppet Showplace Theater is pleased to present "The Singing Turtle" by Paul Vincent Davis, performed by our Resident Artist, Brad Shur! Show...

Cost: $8/Members, $12/General Admission

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Sponsor: Puppet Showplace Theater
Telephone: 617-731-6400 x101
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins, Communications Director
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Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you...

Cost: Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Come with us on a guided snowshoeing tour. Explore animal tracks and paths and have a fun adventure on a winters day. A great way to see the nature of Broadmoor! Instructions and Directions:...

Cost: Adults: $12 Members; $15 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
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As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m., join pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for an afternoon of the classics. Expect to hear works such as...

Cost: $17-27

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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Explore works of art through hands-on activities with the Teen and Adult Docents in the Children’s Gallery and other exhibits. Visit the studios to create art inspired by what you saw in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Danforth Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Danforth Art
Telephone: 508-620-0050
Contact Name: Danforth Art
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This month’s free family program celebrates a rainbow of colors! Try Color BINGO or Colorful Story Time in the galleries, and make A Palette of Possibilities collaborative mural. In the studios,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Danforth Art Mueum and School
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Danforth Art
Telephone: (508) 620-0050
Contact Name: Amy Briggs
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Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....

Cost: Free, no tickets required

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
Contact Name: Marketing Intern
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THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Derek Jacoby KATY AND THE BIG SNOW by Robert Bradshaw The stories of the vain Emperor, who is tricked into wearing no clothes, and Katy the bulldozer, who makes it...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: Worcester Chamber Music Society
Telephone: 508-217-4450 Ext 1
Contact Name: Tracy Kraus
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A marvelous confection of friendship, invention, and adventure.Created & performed by Bonnie Duncan of They Gotta Be Secret Agents You can’t have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Charlestown Working Theater
Contact Name: Jennifer Johnson
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Family Center
54 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hampden Public Library
625 Main Street
Hampden, MA  01036
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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On Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., immerse yourself in something new and experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come- and-go atmosphere. Enjoy a few moments of...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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Ages 8-12, 13+ Emphasis will be placed on investigating complex webs of relationship and on building real-world capabilities through continuous hands-on experience at a successful homesteading...

Cost: $250/drop off see description for discounts

Where:
Earnest Farms
401 Main Street
Bolton, MA  01740
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Sponsor: Earnest Farms
Telephone: 781-572-6937
Contact Name: Ben Schlosser
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eBridge Montessori School Parent Information Session and Tour Monday, January 5th from 4:00-5:15 Learn about Montessori educational curriculum & discovery learning for children...

Cost: Free

Where:
eBridge Montessori School
57 East Main St. Suite 101
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: eBridge Montessori School
Telephone: 508 366-9288
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full Of Tales Theatre Company announces auditions for the 2015 Winter Youth Theater Production for ages 9-14: The Secret Garden Mary Lennox,...

Cost: $$225 public/ $215 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
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Arsenal Center’s Winter Art Classes The Arsenal Center for the Arts begins the new year with an exciting program of winter art classes and workshops for adults and children beginning the...

Cost: $145-160

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100, 8309
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 9 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Sponsor: Boston University Child Language Lab
Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: Sudha Arunachalam
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We invite inquiring parents to Oak Meadow for a tour of our school, conversation with our teachers, and observation of our Montessori program in action. No...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Meadow School
2 Old Pickard Lane
Littleton, MA  01460
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Sponsor: Oak Meadow School
Telephone: 978-486-9874
Contact Name: Erin Palmer
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Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting...

Cost: Adults: $36 Members; $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
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Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups)...

Cost: $25 per child-adult pair/$20 Member child-adult pair. Packages available!

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Sponsor: Puppet Showplace Theater
Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company present Musical Theater Workshops for Ages 4-9:  The Snow Queen Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic...

Cost: $125 public / $115 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
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Shrewsbury Montessori School will be having a Spring Open House on March 3, 2015 from 5:30-6:30pm at both the Auburn and Shrewsbury campus. Please call 508-842-2116 for more details! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Shrewsbury Montessori School
55 Oak Street
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Telephone: 508-842-2116
Contact Name: Elizabeth Leandres
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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

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
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

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

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Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grown-ups)...

Cost: $25 per child-adult pair/$20 Member child-adult pair. Packages available!

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Sponsor: Puppet Showplace Theater
Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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DETAILS: In Home Alone Safety, children will learn telephone and door answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection, first aid techniques and how children should manage their...

Cost: $38

Where:
Natick Community Center
117 East Central St.
Natick, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
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 Science Discovery Museum Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math and art....

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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DETAILS: Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training is an American Academy of Pediatrics course that covers how to handle the basics of infant and childcare, how to react responsibly to medical...

Cost: $43/$63

Where:
Natick Community Center
117 East Central St.
Natick, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company present Musical Theater Workshops for Ages 4-9:  The Snow Queen Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic...

Cost: $125 public / $115 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
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Animal Adventurers will be back 4 weeks of interactive animal classes at Jam Time in Maynard this winter on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 – 5:00pm Feb 4, 11, 25 and March 4.   $120...

Cost: $120 for the session which includes unlimited play for the month of February thr

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 978-897-2917
Contact Name: Mandy
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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

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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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Boys & Girls Club
91 Claudias Way
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at our Paint events at the Zoo! These instructor led workshops are designed to guide artists of all skill levels through creating artwork...

Cost: $35

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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DETAILS: In Home Alone Safety, children learn telephone- and door-answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection and first aid techniques. We also talk about how children...

Cost: $50

Where:
Pfaff Community Center
124 North St.
Medfield, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
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Science Discovery Museum Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math and art....

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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DETAILS: Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training is an American Academy of Pediatrics course that covers how to handle the basics of infant and childcare, how to react responsibly to medical...

Cost: $60

Where:
Pfaff Community Center
124 North St.
Medfield, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systsems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
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On Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s contemporary musical experience, Stir, combines the works of A Far Cry the Gardner’s  resident chamber orchestra, Margot Rood,...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
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Water Ways is an imaginative new water play environment at Providence Children’s Museum that invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully experience water and investigate...

Cost: Exhibit is included with $9.00 Museum admission; admission is free for Museum me

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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Join in a weekly drop-in playtime with PJ Library at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Fridays, October 24 through April 2015 from 10-11:30am. Meet...

Cost: $5/family per drop-in

Where:
Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-841-8009
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Touchstone Community School invites you to our Admissions Open House! Thinking about school for next year for ages 3 through 8th grade? Come learn about Touchstone Community School, a place where...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Touchstone Community School
54 Leland Street
Grafton, MA  01519
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Sponsor: Touchstone Community School
Telephone: 508-839-0038
Contact Name: Liza G.
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Join us tomorrow 11/14 for another playgroup. Last week we welcomed 24 families!!! What a great turn out! We are entering our 3rd season of Tots Community Playgroup at Touchstone Community...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Touchstone Community School
54 Leland Street
Grafton, MA  01519
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Sponsor: Touchstone Community School
Telephone: 508-839-0038
Contact Name: Liza G
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 Please join us at the 5th Annual St. Mary Lenten Fish Fry for an evening that will nourish your body and your soul!  The LENTEN FISH FRY will be served from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in...

Cost: Ticket prices vary.

Where:
St Mary Church
20 Summer Street
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
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Sponsor: St. Mary Church
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 Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and...

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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Cost: Free

Where:
Twin City Christian School
194 Electric Ave.
Lunenburg, MA  01462
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Sponsor: Jack Murray
Telephone: 978-582-4901
Contact Name: Briana Murray
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Cost: Free

Where:
Twin City Christian School
194 Electric Ave.
Lunenburg, MA  01462
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Sponsor: Jack Murray
Telephone: 978-582-4901
Contact Name: Briana Murray
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This concert, featuring classical music, lyrical songs and dance is a present to all women for International Women's Day. An excellent family event and an opportunity to connect with Slavic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Springfield Community Music School
127 State st.
Springfield, MA
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Sponsor: MRC of Mass and Springfield LCC
Telephone: 413-885-3753
Contact Name: Natalia Shtrom

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Barre Players Theater presents the critically acclaimed "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani, weekends March 6 through 15. This whimsical comedy explores the ups and downs of love and romance...

Cost: $14 Adult, $12 Student/Senior, $7 Children under 12

Where:
Barre Players Theater
64 Common St.
Barre, MA  01005
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Telephone: 978 355 2096
Contact Name: Barre Players Theater
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Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech...

Cost: Adults: $13 Members; $16 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
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Come see why ComedySportz is in 25 cities worldwide. A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving...

Cost: $15 for adults $10 for children

Where:
The RIot Theater
146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Sponsor: The Riot Theater
Telephone: 617-650-7995
Contact Name: Joseph Gels
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Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls,...

Cost: Adult $11 Members/ $13 Non-Members, Child $6m/ $8nm

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
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Need help with your spring cleaning? Recycle with the Zoo, and get a free admission ticket! On Saturday, March 7 from 8am - 1pm, Rhode Island residents can bring their household hazardous waste and...

Cost: Free

Where:
700 Allens Avenue
Providence, RI
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Telephone: 401-785-3510
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Josh & the Jamtones will play two shows (9:30am & 11am) to benefit St. John’s Nursery School in Westwood. The shows will take place at the Sheehan School at 594 Pond Street, Westwood...

Cost: $8 online and $10 at the door. Children under 1 are free.

Where:
Sheehan School
594 Pond Street
Westwood, MA  02090
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Sponsor: St. John's Nursery School
Telephone: 781-329-2032
Contact Name: Anne Fortune
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children u

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Join an experienced nature educator for a winter exploration of the fields and forests at Bullitt. Hone your tracking skills and enjoy the winter landscape. Snowshoe rentals available - quantities...

Cost: Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10. Children 12 and under, FREE.

Where:
Bullitt Reservation
332 Bullitt Road
Ashfield , MA  01330
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Sponsor: The Trustees of Reservations
Telephone: 413.532.1631
Contact Name: Cynthia Sommer
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Early Childhood, Elementary and High School classrooms will be open for touring. Interested families can see student work, speak with teachers, meet current families and learn about our innovative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Hartsbrook School
193 Bay Road
Hadley, MA  01035
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Telephone: 413-584-3198
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Join us the first Saturday of each month at Cutie Patuties for a fun craft project featuring Melissa & Doug art supplies. Children will get to take their creations home.This is a FREE event. Each...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cutie Patuties
1021 Central Street
Johnny Appleseed Plaza
Leominster, MA
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Telephone: 603-512-3204
Contact Name: Katy West
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Start your weekend off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning about nature. Each day will have a special topic created to excite your child about the natural...

Cost: Fee: $6. Member discount rate $5 per person

Where:
Mass audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
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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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There are open studios for visitors to explore their own creative, artistic process every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In March, it’s mixed media, inspired by Artist-in-Residence Nari Ward...

Cost: $5-15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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Winter at Fruitlands means outdoor fun and adventure! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and cross country skis for some high-energy fun as you explore our snow-covered hills and woodland trails. If you...

Cost: Members FREE, Nonmembers $5/person

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Hands-on Activities from 12:30-3:30 pm. Free snacks. Wheelchair accessible. Experience the artist's glittering optical lens boxes and rocking canvases in the exhibition Mary...

Cost: Free admission all day

Where:
Smith College Museum of Art
Elm Street at Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA  01063
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Sponsor: Smith College Museum of Art
Telephone: 413-585-2760
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Spring Concert: Toe Jam Puppet Band! When: Sat Mar 7, 2015, 4–5 pm Where: St. Paul's Weekday Nursery School, Big Room 100 Pine Hill Rd., Bedford Group: Bedford Family...

Cost: $5 per ticket (babies under 1 are free)

Where:
St. Paul's Weekday Nursery School
100 Pine Hill Road
Bedford, MA  01730
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Sponsor: Bedford Family Connection
Telephone: 508-740-0757
Contact Name: Kristine Shah
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  BOSTON – Registration is now open for the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®, an interactive event that will bring together the Boston community and teach guests about food distribution and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute at Harvard Univ
18 Mason Street
Cambridge, MA
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Sponsor: Oxfam America
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Barre Players Theater presents the critically acclaimed "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani, weekends March 6 through 15. This whimsical comedy explores the ups and downs of love and romance...

Cost: $14 Adult, $12 Student/Senior, $7 Children under 12

Where:
Barre Players Theater
64 Common St.
Barre, MA  01005
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Telephone: 978 355 2096
Contact Name: Barre Players Theater
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Jordan Rich to Appear with Concord Band   Boston radio personality Jordan Rich of WBZ will join the Concord Band for its Winter Concert on March 7, 2015. The theme is Portraits, and Rich will...

Cost: $20 ($10 for students and seniors)

Where:
Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden
51 Walden Street
Concord, MA  01742
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Sponsor: The Concord Band
Telephone: 978-897-9969
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The spectacular Boston Sea Rovers Saturday Evening Film Festival is one of the most prestigious in the underwater world.  This year it features amazing underwater films from famed IMAX...

Cost: $25

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton-Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA  01923
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Sponsor: Boston Sea Rovers
Contact Name: Boston Sea Rovers Marketing Director
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Reserve a seat for Pancakes at the Farm!  Breakfast includes steaming pancakes covered in local maple syrup with a side of Heifer Farm's pork sausage. Before or after breakfast, tour the...

Cost: $12/adult; $6/child; free/age 2 and under

Where:
Heifer Farm
216 Wachusett St
Rutland, MA  01543
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Sponsor: Heifer International
Telephone: (508) 886-2221
Contact Name: Chris Wychorski
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