Editor's Picks

Make Way for Ducklings Store Opens in Boston

For more than 70 years, Make Way for Ducklings has been a magical part of children’s experiences in Boston, and now a business is hoping to find success with the brand.

Autumn Equinox Party Takes Place in Boston

The free family celebration of the autumnal equinox will take place along the Charles River in Cambridge.

Museum of Science Introduces 4-D Theater

The Museum of Science opened the new 4-D theatre last month and has been offering several showings a day that appeal to all ages.

For Western Mass, Scouting at a Younger Age

Hoping to introduce boys to scouting at an even younger age, the Boy Scouts of America has begun rolling out a new program aimed at kindergarten-aged boys.

Things To Do

August 2014

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

Thomas the Tank Engine comes to Edaville USA! Enjoy a ride on Thomas, time with Sir Topham Hat, and others.

Cost: $20

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver, MA  02330
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30 to September 1. Play old-fashioned games ranging from baseball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet...

Cost: Adults: $24.00, Seniors: $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Infant (2 & under): free

Where:
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA  01566
View map »


Telephone: 800-733-1830
Website »

More information

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

Looking for something to do with your family before school starts? Musante Beach located in Leeds, MA is open through Labor Day.  Musante beach fully complies with Massachusetts State...

Cost: $2, $3, $5

Where:
Musante Beach
85 Reservoir Road
Leeds, MA
View map »


Sponsor: Northampton Recreation Dept.
Telephone: 413-587-1040
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

Bread & Puppet Theater's "Circus" acts can often be politically puzzling to adults, but accompanying kids can usually explain them. Sourdough rye bread will be served and cheap...

Cost: Free

Where:
Magazine Beach Park
719 Memorial Drive
(along the Charles River)
Cambridge, MA  02139
View map »


Sponsor: Cambridge Arts Council
Telephone: 617-349-4380
Contact Name: Jason Weeks
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

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30 to September 1. Play old-fashioned games ranging from baseball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet...

Cost: Adults: $24.00, Seniors: $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Infant (2 & under): free

Where:
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA  01566
View map »


Telephone: 800-733-1830
Website »

More information

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

Looking for something to do with your family before school starts? Musante Beach located in Leeds, MA is open through Labor Day.  Musante beach fully complies with Massachusetts State...

Cost: $2, $3, $5

Where:
Musante Beach
85 Reservoir Road
Leeds, MA
View map »


Sponsor: Northampton Recreation Dept.
Telephone: 413-587-1040
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
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

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
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

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

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

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

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

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Shrewsbury Farmers Market
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

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

Applewild School is hosting an Open House for prospective parents interested in K-8 coeducational independent day school, and parents of children ages 2.9-5 looking for year-round,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Applewild School
120 Prospect St.
Fitchburg, MA  01420
View map »


Sponsor: Applewild School
Telephone: 978-342-6053 x110
Contact Name: Jennifer Wing
Website »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: River & Canal Heritage State Par
Telephone: 508-278-7604

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

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

Show More...
Show Less...

In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

Getting kids outdoors can not only be fun, it's also good for their health. Research has shown that children who spend more time outside are not only healthier overall, but also tend to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parks and Conservation Land
Appalachian Mountain Club
MetroWest Boston, MA  01701
View map »


Sponsor: Appalachian Mountain Club
Contact Name: Outdoors Rx
Website »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 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
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

Fife and drum corps from around the country will gather at Old Sturbridge Village to drill, compete and perform military music from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Watch and listen as these...

Cost: Adults: $24.00, Seniors: $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Infant (2 & under): free

Where:
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA  01566
View map »


Telephone: 800-733-1830
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

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) hosts free Family Arts Festival events on Saturday September 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at their Hingham campus, One Conservatory Drive. Open to the public, this...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive
Hingham, MA  02043
View map »


Sponsor: South Shore Conservatory
Telephone: 781-749-7565
Contact Name: Jennie Mulqueen
Website »

More information

Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
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

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
View map »


Telephone: 617-447-2222
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
View map »

More information

You and your littlest family member are invited to attend our infant massage class, a class designed to meet the needs of you and your baby and perhaps during one of your first outings together...

Cost: $45

Where:
Babies in Common
28 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA  01519
View map »

More information

You and your new kindergartener or older preschool student are invited to a two-session activity workshop. Participate with your child and learn school transition techniques along with fun yet...

Cost: Free

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
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Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library & Pathways for Parents
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
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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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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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Open House at Concord Conservatory Come to The Concord Conservatory of Music on Saturday, September 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. and experience the music. Feel what it’s like to play the violin,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MA

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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
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Archive »Things to Do

Community Grandparent's Day Event Takes Place in Needham

A senior living community in Needham will host a free day of crafts, souvenir photos, fun and lunch for all ages so that families can "Make Memories" together.

Autumn Equinox Party Takes Place in Boston

The free family celebration of the autumnal equinox will take place along the Charles River in Cambridge.

Archive »Newsmakers

Make Way for Ducklings Store Opens in Boston

For more than 70 years, Make Way for Ducklings has been a magical part of children’s experiences in Boston, and now a business is hoping to find success with the brand.

Anthony Field Talks About Life as The Blue Wiggle

Best known as The Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field has been performing with The Wiggles for over twenty years — the only founding member still in the band.

Archive »Mom

The Art of Disconnecting

As much as every mom loves the time she spends with her children, any one will tell you there’s something to be cherished about that rare kid-free moment.

The Choice for VBAC: Women Weigh the Risks

Attitudes among medical professionals towards encouraging women to attempt giving birth vaginally following a Cesarean section have shifted.

Archive »Parenting

Negative Influences and Children

Understanding developmental stages can help parents to identify difficulties for children.

Sports Dreams Come True for Special Needs Kids

A Northborough nonprofit honors baseball great by providing adaptive equipment, fields and uniforms for children with special needs.

Archive »Education

My Teacher Hates Me! Solving School Struggles

When a child dislikes a teacher, or feels disliked by one, school becomes a daily struggle. Experts offer strategies for all ages that will help to smooth the bumps for a better school year.

Back-to-School Shopping Habits Are Changing

More than one-quarter of parents expect to complete their shopping after the start of the school year.

Archive »Health & Fitness

The Skinny on Juicing Diets

Is a diet plan based on juicing fresh fruits and vegetables a healthy way to lose weight? A Plymouth mom considers the plan for her teenage daughter and herself. Big Y dietitian weighs in on the subject.

Bay State Doing Better at Eating Local

Topping the list of states this year are Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire respectively, and Massachusetts improves from last year's report.

Archive »Adoption

Meet August's Child: Hanna

Hanna just turned 14 and loves swimming, singing, biking and yoga. Her biggest passion is animals and she hopes to find a job one day working with animals.

By the Numbers: Adoption*

Of all American children under the age of 18, 2.4 percent are adopted.

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