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What is the age of independence?

Study says ‘Age of Independence’ is the same age for kids nowadays as it was for their parents– the main difference being that now 86% of kids have smartphones

2015 Cover Model Contest this Friday

We'll be at the Mall at Whitney Field in Leominster this Friday, April 24 to find our Grand Prize Winner. See inside for details!

Does your bra fit?

For real. Is there spillage to the sides? Are the straps too tight? Is it hard to breath? Be a part of our online survey. We want to help boobs, we mean, women everywhere!

16 places to go & things to do to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is still going strong. Be a part of it on April 22. Ideas suited for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens and teens

Show & Tell

Editor-in-Chief Melissa Shaw and Multimedia Editor Heather Kempskie take you on a tour of some behind-the-scenes happenings of baystateparent magazine and baystateparent.com. Check out the latest parenting news, coolest products and stuff you'll want to know about!

Added: 2015-04-22

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Show & Tell: Clutchette Power

Show & Tell: Clutchette Power

Mother's Day is May 10. Check out one of our favorites: With Clutchette Power from Chic Buds, you've got phone charging in the bag... literally! $49.99 in a variety of colors!
Added: 2015-04-20
2015 baystateparent Cover Model Contest

2015 baystateparent Cover Model Contest

Enter your child in our cover model contest or the end result won't be nearly as cute!
Added: 2015-04-08
Behind the Scenes: Spring Fashion Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes: Spring Fashion Photo Shoot

Our models for the spring fashion shoot get their Spring on!
Added: 2015-04-01
Globetrotters @ DCU

Globetrotters @ DCU

What record does Scooter of the Globetrotters hold? Multimedia Editor Heather Kempskie got a chance to catch up with him during their recent game at The DCU Center.
Added: 2015-03-29
Camp Gear: PaddlePak

Camp Gear: PaddlePak

Added: 2015-03-24
Camp Gear: Hobo Roll

Camp Gear: Hobo Roll

Editor in Chief Melissa Shaw shows just how much you can stuff into this convenient Hoboroll.
Added: 2015-03-20
Camp Gear: Qlipter

Camp Gear: Qlipter

Editor in chief Melissa Shaw give a quick demo of the Qlipter- a must have for summer camp!
Added: 2015-03-16
Camp Gear: Meal Kit 2.0

Camp Gear: Meal Kit 2.0

Multimedia editor Heather Kempskie shares some goodies for baystateparent magazine's Camp Gear Gift Guide.
Added: 2015-03-09
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April 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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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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Celebrate Earth Day and discover how we can all help to conserve our shared environment during this campus-wide museum event. Packed with nature crafts, puppet-making, trail walks permaculture...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Telephone: 978-456-3924
Contact Name: Mary Delaney
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Explore the wondrous world of science with us on select Sundays in March, April and May! This activity offers individuals or families an opportunity to conduct their own experiments using...

Cost: Each kit is $5 in addition to Zoo admission.

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
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Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a seal on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May. Online registration will be available soon on the Zoo’s...

Cost: $20 per person

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
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A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and...

Cost: $55-$93

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 Revere Spring carnival is back! The carnival will be from March 26 to April 19 at Showcase Cinemas, RTE 60, Revere, MA. The carnival will feature rides, games and food. There will be a petting...

Cost: Various ticket packages available

Where:
Showcase Cinemas
RTE 60, Squire Rd
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: 978-219-4232
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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
Website »

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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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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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How can we live in a better way? While the answer is different for every individual, there are common threads amongst “happy people.” Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll...

Cost: $10

Where:
BPE Studio
9A Hamilton Place
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Mystic Artists and the Boston International Film Festival
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 Science Discovery Museum What’s it like to be a scientist?  Find out in this special program when you talk to real scientists and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed. Discover why...

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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WHAT:           Northshore Mall + Simon Kidgits Club is celebrating April School Vacation Week with Simon Kidgits Club events! Simon Kidgits Club’s Carnival Fun – Sponsored by YMCA...

Cost: $5 to become a Simon Kidgits Club Member

Where:
Northshore Mall (Macy's Court)
210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA  01960
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Sponsor: Northshore Mall Guest Services
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The Children’s Museum in Easton will be open on Monday, April 20th from 9am-5pm for April Vacation week! Join us for the start of Mini Maker Week where different Makers will be sharing their...

Cost: Free with admission into the Museum

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: Paula Peterson
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Cape Cod Mall is celebrating April School Vacation Week with family-fun events! Spring Day!   There will be a spring-themed bouncy house, Auntie Anne’s pretzel-making demonstrations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cape Cod Mall (Macy's Men's Court)
769 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA  02601
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Sponsor: Cape Cod Mall
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Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of motion in this mind-bending interactive show.  Discover the science of gravity and balance, see mad scientists experiment with kinetic beads,...

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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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: $50.00

Where:
Holliston Recreation
100 Linden St.
Holliston, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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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
Website »

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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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Where can you make music and art this April vacation week? Funny you should ask! It just so happens that the Children’s Museum in Easton will be filled with music, art and laughter this April...

Cost: $9.00 per person, members and children under one free

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: Paula Peterson
Website »

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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
Website »

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Little Red Riding Hood's mother sends her off into the woods with some treats for her dear old grandmother, but to get home safely she and her grandmother will have to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf....

Cost: $5 (Members $4.50)

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Telephone: (413) 658-1100
Contact Name: Sandy Soderberg
Website »

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Science Discovery Museum 2015 is the International Year of Light! Today we will be exploring light, color and reflections as we create dazzling kaleidoscopes and other artistic tools for capturing...

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: $55.00

Where:
Holliston Recreations
100 Linden St.
Holliston, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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DETAILS: Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) 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: $45.00

Where:
Millis Recreation
900 Main St.
Millis, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem,...

Cost: Tickets: $22 Adults/ $15 Students & Seniors/ $5 Youth

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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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: $70.00

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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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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This year’s annual Earth Day Celebration at the Children’s Museum of NH will feature a wide variety of activities focused on helping children learn to care for our planet. The Earth Day 2015...

Cost: $9 adults & children, $8 seniors, no charge under 12 months old

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: High Liner Foods

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Looking for some fun and unique activities to do with your children during April Vacation week? Join The Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday, April 22nd for a fun-filled day of creativity...

Cost: Free with admission into the Museum

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: Paula Peterson
Website »

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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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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
Website »

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In celebration of Earth Day, see a hilarious family comedy about trash and recycling.  This interactive performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment –...

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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Bessie’s Tent Take a closer look at the natural world around us and try your hand at turning trash into treasures. From finding inspiration around the museums’ campus and uncovering your inner...

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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Northshore Mall + Simon Kidgits Club is celebrating April School Vacation Week with Simon Kidgits Club events! Simon Kidgits Club’s Pirate Adventure – Sponsored by YMCA Metro North Simon...

Cost: $5 to become a Simon Kidgits Club Member

Where:
Northshore Mall (Macy's Court)
210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA  01960
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Sponsor: Northshore Mall Guest Services
Website »

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DETAILS: AHA Pediatric First Aid/CPR teaches how to manage a child's illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes first aid basics, medical...

Cost: $70.00

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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Cape Cod Mall is celebrating April School Vacation Week with family-fun events! Earth Day! Cape Cod Mall will host a recycling drive to celebrate Earth Day, and for every child who brings a can or...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cape Cod Mall (Macy's Men's Court)
769 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA  02601
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Sponsor: Cape Cod Mall
Website »

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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: $45.00

Where:
Millis Recreation
900 Main St.
Millis, MA
View map »


Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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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: $70.00

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA
View map »


Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 58-651-1786
Website »

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The Fairy Tale Players Educational Theater for Children present: “Three Little Pigs and One Snappy Wolf” Thursday, April 23 9:30 and 11 am $5 per person The Meeting Hall at UUCiA 6 Locke...

Cost: $5

Where:
The Meeting Hall at UUCiA
6 Locke St.
Andover, MA
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Sponsor: The Fairy Tale Players Educational Theatre
Telephone: 978-475-7477
Contact Name: Mary Could
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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
Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
Website »

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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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 Bessie’s Tent From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled,...

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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Meet an awesome assortment of live animals!  Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal...

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
Website »

More information

DETAILS: AHA Pediatric First Aid/CPR teaches how to manage a child's illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes first aid basics, medical...

Cost: $70.00

Where:
Newton North High School
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA
View map »


Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Website »

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Anne Patterson, the artist behind The Light Between, a public art installation on exhibit in the atrium at 125 High Street in Boston, will hold a meet and greet and interactive art session for...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Atrium
125 High Street
the Atrium
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: Callanan & Klein
Telephone: 203-451-7028
Contact Name: Hannah Quesnell

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WHO: The New England Aquarium’s Explorer-in-Residence Brian Skerry, a world-renowned underwater photographer for National Geographic, will share stories from beneath the waves reporting on his...

Cost: Free

Where:
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston , MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-973-5200
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Brian Skerry, National Geographic photographer and New England Aquarium Explorer in Residence    Immerse yourself in the latest amazing stories from beneath the waves as a master underwater...

Cost: Free to the public. Registration is requested

Where:
New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-973-6596
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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
View map »


Telephone: 401-273-5437
Website »

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Don’t miss the Earth Day celebration at Franklin Park Zoo! Visit the Zoo on April 24 for a fun and engaging day to raise awareness for the planet and all it has to offer! Learn how you can...

Cost: Free with zoo admission

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Sponsor: Franklin Park Zoo
Telephone: 617-541-5466

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Are you ready to put your engineer skills to the test?  Let’s test it out together here at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Friday April 24th, as we explore the world of robots for our last...

Cost: Admission is $9.00 per person, members and children under 1 are free. All activi

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: Children's Museum in Easton
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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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Don't miss Worcester's annual Earth Day Celebration with lots of indoor and outdoor Earth-friendly happenings, hands-on activities and entertainment. Local green and cultural organizations and food...

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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DETAILS: Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST)/CPR will train attendees in CPR & use of the AED. We will teach how to recognize cardiac arrest, perform CPR and relieve choking. Next,...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
Clinton Parks and Recreation
560 High St.
Clinton, MA
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Sponsor: Century Health Systems
Telephone: 508-651-1786
Contact Name: Lauren Schiffman
Website »

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The Museum's Flight Sim Spot will be open each of these days between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Flight Sim Spot allows visitors to use state-of-the-art simulators with real cockpit controls....

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Children ages 4-11 $6.50 (3 and under free)

Where:
New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Rd
Windsor Locks, CT  06096
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Popular, international children’s music artist and local hero Mister G returns to The Carle for a concert! A leading figure in the children’s music world, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a...

Cost: $8 (Members $7.50)

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Telephone: (413) 658-1100
Contact Name: Sandy Soderberg
Website »

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Families encounter a soft sheep, a lively llama and other farm animals in the Museum’s Children’s Garden.  Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms,...

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
Website »

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Are you ready to put your engineer skills to the test?  Let’s test it out together here at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Friday April 24th, as we explore the world of robots for our last...

Cost: Admission is $9.00 per person, members and children under 1 are 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: Children's Museum in Easton
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The Concord Family Network has partnered with The Thoreau Club to offer Creature Teachers 2015, a free event for families during the Massachusetts public school vacation on Saturday, April...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
The Thoreau Club
275 Forest Ridge Road
Concord, MA  01742
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Sponsor: Concord Family Network
Contact Name: Jordan Binder
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The West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Association invites you to their semi-annual Tag Sale on Saturday April 25 from 10-1 at the Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Cashman...

Cost: Admission is free for our members and $1 for the public

Where:
The Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church
9 Cashman Street
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: The West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Association
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Now in its 28th year, this outdoor, farm festival has become a family favorite and a tradition throughout the region! Enjoy demonstrations of sheep-shearing, herding dogs, spinning, weaving and...

Cost: $15, ages 12 and under free

Where:
Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA  02453
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Sponsor: Gore Place
Telephone: 781-894-2798
Contact Name: Thom roach
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Families are invited to join internationally and nationally exhibited artists, Sep Kamvar and Kim Smith, as they oversee the creation of two works of art by the participants. Hundreds of hands...

Cost: Free

Where:
Outside Wildflower Montessori School
364A Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Sponsor: Wildflower Montessori School
Telephone: 646-202-3443
Contact Name: Michaela Spampinato

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The Children’s Museum of NH is offering families the unique opportunity to learn to grow their own salad garden. UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Leslie Stevens, owner of Sidewalk...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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There are more than 7,000 children of all ages from throughout Massachusetts who need someone to provide a safe, stable and nurturing home until they can return to their families. The Home for...

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: 508-364-8045
Contact Name: Lucy Collins
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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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Meet your favorite princesses and learn all about the unique adaptations of frogs and the critical role they play in healthy ecosystems at Princess and Frog Day! Throughout the day, enjoy arts and...

Cost: Free with Zoo admission

Where:
Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA  02180
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Sponsor: Zoo New England
Telephone: 617-541-LION
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Volunteers play a critical role in the success of Mystic Aquarium.  On Saturday, April 25 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm visit Mystic Aquarium for a Volunteer Open House to learn more about the volunteer...

Cost: free

Where:
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT  06355
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Sponsor: Mystic Aquarium
Telephone: 860-572-5955
Contact Name: Dale
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Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...

Cost: Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20

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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Conway resident and founder of The Birds of Prey Rehab Facility, Tom Ricardi, knows a lot about birds. He will share his stories, knowledge and arrange for you to meet - in person - the hawks, owls...

Cost: TTOR or HLT: $5. Nonmembers: $15. 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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Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family! Feed a seal on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May. Online registration will be available soon on the Zoo’s...

Cost: $20 per person

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Sponsor: Roger Williams Park Zoo
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Join us at Cutie Patuties for the 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration! This year’s event will feature will feature tons of fun activities all focused on taking care of our Earth! Kids will create...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cutie Patuties
1021 Central Street
Johnny Appleseed Plaza
Leominster, MA
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Sponsor: ECI Stores
Telephone: 603-512-3204
Contact Name: Katy West
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The Concord Family Network has partnered with The Thoreau Club to offer Creature Teachers 2015, a free event for families during the Massachusetts public school vacation on Saturday, April...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
The Thoreau Club
275 Forest Ridge Road
Concord, MA  01742
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Sponsor: Concord Family Network
Contact Name: Jordan Binder
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Inside Earthwork Wilderness Survival Training School

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Oh, The Places They’ll Go!

Link to Libraries services 400 sites and is the largest regional book distributor. In 2014, 79,000 new books and 3,000 used books were given out to children.
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What is the age of independence?

Study says ‘Age of Independence’ is the same age for kids nowadays as it was for their parents– the main difference being that now 86% of kids have smartphones

Mac & Cheese minus the dyes

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What 7 things do parents of successful kids in common?

The latest psychology studies suggests there are some important factors that leads children to future success

Can’t They Just Get Along? Why Sibling Fighting Is a Natural and Important Part of Life

April 10 is National Siblings Day. According to some experts, kids ages 3 to 7 years old engage in some kind of conflict 3.5 times an hour. Per hour? Yes, per hour.
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Are you at risk for Postpartum Depression?

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16 places to go & things to do to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is still going strong. Be a part of it on April 22. Ideas suited for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens and teens

Family Flicks: What's New In Theatres & DVD April 2015

We've got all your movie and DVD releases right here!
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New Study: Coming Out In School Contributes to Well Being of LGBT Youth

Researchers found that individuals who came out at a young age showed much higher levels of self-esteem and happiness later in life
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