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November 2014

Children as young as three months old can learn to swim at a unique swim program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim...

Cost: varies

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6442
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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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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Day of Percussion Sunday, November 23, 2014 --- Spirit of America Band and Barnstable Regional High School present the 6th "Day of Percussion" featuring world-class clinicians...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnstable High School
744 W. Main St.
Hyannis, MA  02601
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Sponsor: Spirit of America Band
Telephone: 508-255-4044
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Captain Barnacles, one of the bravest polar bears you will ever meet, and Kwazii Kitten, the daredevil kitty with a mysterious pirate past, are coming ashore to meet you! Join them as...

Cost: Free with Paid Aquarium Admission

Where:
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT  06355
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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Engage your baby through song and finger play in a seven-week class held at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Sundays, October 26 - December 14 from...

Cost: $85

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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Paint with colorful ice cubes, make an ice sculpture, and use shaved ice to form a frozen scene.

Cost: Program included with admission; free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
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Designed by Marie Mongan, the HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method program is based upon the idea that a natural, comfortable birthing can be realized through deep relaxation and freedom from...

Cost: $275

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories! Learn basic hand-building techniques in clay as you create imaginative holiday containers, hot chocolate mugs, candle...

Cost: $30

Where:
Danforth Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham , MA  01702
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Looking for a fun family adventure close to home while getting some exercise before the busy holiday season begins? Fall is a beautiful time to get outdoors here in our watershed. Join Nashua River...

Cost: free

Where:
Groton, MA directions provided upon registration
Groton, MA  01450


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978/448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat, NRWA River Classroom Director
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Join us for a Family Admissions Open House! Come learn about Tremont School's rich academic program and meet our talented faculty who are committed to our mission of educating a wide variety of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Tremont School
57 Brown Street
Weston, MA  02493
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Sponsor: Tremont School
Telephone: 781-235-4805
Contact Name: Kathy Trogolo
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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Children ages 5-10 can learn the rules of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense at an eight-week basketball clinic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton...

Cost: $320

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6456
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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The Northshore Mall invites family pets to join in the holiday fun and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sundays and Mondays at select Simon malls this holiday season. This is the purr-fect...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Northshore Mall
210 Andover St
Peabody, MA  01960
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (978) 531-3440
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The Burlington Mall invite family pets to join in the holiday fun and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sundays and Mondays at select Simon malls this holiday season. This is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Burlington Mall
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington , MA  01803
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: 781-272-8668
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Simon Malls invites family pets to join in the holiday fun and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sundays and Mondays at select Simon malls this holiday season. This is the purr-fect...

Cost: free

Where:
Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA  02601
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (508) 771-0200

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Simon Malls invites family pets to join in the holiday fun and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sundays and Mondays at select Simon malls this holiday season. This is the purr-fect chance to...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (508) 303-6255
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Simon Malls invites family pets to join in the holiday fun and have their own turn on Santa’s lap on Sundays and Mondays at select Simon malls this holiday season. This is the purr-fect...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Shore Plaza
250 Granite St
Braintree , MA  02184
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (781) 843-8200
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Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human,...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
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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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Mom and Baby yoga is a yoga class specifically designed to help you recover from the impact of pregnancy and birth on your body, and to cope with the physical and mental challenges of new...

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

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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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 out...

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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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
Website »

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

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

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

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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun. Children learn in a small group...

Cost: $305

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02143
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Children ages 6-8 years will learn to rock climb in a 12-week class on Mondays, September 22–December 15 from 4:30-5:30pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street)...

Cost: $350

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6480
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Explore the world of violin in a welcoming and supportive group setting. Beginner students will learn the basics of technique, music reading and simple tunes in this creative group class...

Cost: $305

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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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...

Cost: Adults: $44

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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Hop, Slither, Crawl: Investigating Herpetology with Patrick O’Roark, Hitchcock Center Educator Ages 9-12 Tuesdays, 10am-2pm Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 (9...

Cost: $404

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Make a mess at The Children’s Museum in Easton on Tuesday’s from 10am to 10:45 am. Join Sarah for Make-A-Mess every Tuesday to create art with paint, clay and other messy mediums as...

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

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue North Easton, MA
Select a City, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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Join the circle and enjoy stories, songs, creative activities, or puppet play inspired by the theme of the story. Museum hours are Monday throughThursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 9...

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

Where:
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
Website »

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Children ages 4-6 will develop basic skills in a variety of sports and games while learning teamwork and making friends in a 12-week class at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333...

Cost: 250

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6456
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
Website »

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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
Website »

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Children ages 4-6 years will learn basic Taekwondo skills in a 12-week martial arts class on Tuesdays, September 23–December 16 from 5-5:45pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center...

Cost: $290

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6480
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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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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Exploring Music with Kerry returns this fall at Children’s Museum in Easton, on Wednesdays from 10 am to 10:45 am. You will get the chance to participate in a variety of creative musical...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Rd
North Easton , MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: (508) 230-3789
Website »

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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
Website »

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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
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version...

Cost: $45-$180

Where:
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Boston Ballet

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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
Website »

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

Cost: drop-in $12

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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For moms with babies under 12-weeks old who are experiencing motherhood for the first time. Venture out of the house to a mother- and baby-friendly place, and meet regularly with people who will...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
, MA
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
Website »

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Hitchcock's Nature Play Afterschool Program for children ages 6-9 is all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kid. Nature...

Cost: $305

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Auburn Mall has partnered with Auburn Youth and Family Services to host a Giving Tree this holiday season to benefit local families in need. Shoppers can visit Guest Services where the tree will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Auburn Mall
385 Southbridge Street
Auburn , MA
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: 508-832-5707 ex. 11
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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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Each year, historians at Old Sturbridge Village re-create a 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner...

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
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Telephone: 800-733-1830
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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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To mark the anniversary of everyone's favorite schoolgirl, Madeline, this exhibition celebrates Ludwig Bemelman's legacy. Drawings from each of the six Madeline books will be on view, plus...

Cost: $9.00

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
Contact Name: Sandy Soderberg
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
View map »


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
Website »

More information

The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
View map »


Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
Website »

More information

Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

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


Telephone: 508-866-8190
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
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
Website »

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All day The Discovery Museums Campus Thanksgiving is a great time to think about family, friends, and those that are special in your life. As you reflect, explore our campus while reading Jan...

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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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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Nature Discovery Preschool Precious Plants with Colleen Kelley, Hitchcock Center Educator Ages 3-5 Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm This award-winning parent and...

Cost: $205

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
Website »

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Each year, historians at Old Sturbridge Village re-create a 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner...

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
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Telephone: 800-733-1830
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You are cordially invited to a royal drop off event for ages 3-6 the day after Thanksgiving at Jam Time in Maynard. Includes dress-up fun, dance instruction, a princess craft, Nutcracker storytime,...

Cost: $15 for class members, otherwise $25

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Telephone: 978-897-2917
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Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 28 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful...

Cost: 1/2 Price

Where:
Franklin Park and Stone Zoos
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Drop-in All Day, Science Discovery Museum You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation...

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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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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We are entering our 3rd season of Tots Community Playgroup at Touchstone Community School. Over the last two years we have had over 120 local families join us for Friday mornings full of...

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 for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots of fun doing...

Cost: $350

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Join us for this special after hours meet and greet with Mickey Mouse the day after Thanksgiving at Jam Time in Natick!  Kids will enjoy quality playtime with everyone’s favorite...

Cost: $25/child

Where:
Jam Time - Natick
251 West Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-651-2917
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Saturdays at 9:00-9:50am September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 5-7 Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5...

Cost: $300

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Each year, historians at Old Sturbridge Village re-create a 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner...

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
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Telephone: 800-733-1830
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Drop-in All Day, Science Discovery Museum You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation...

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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Saturdays at 10 to 11:50 a.m. September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 8-13 Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible. They're the Muppets! -- starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began:...

Cost: $7 adults, $5 children

Where:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA  02446
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Sponsor: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Telephone: 617-734-2501
Contact Name: Lisa Segall
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Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Yankee Peddler" by Resident Artist Brad Shur and Musician Chris Monti! Thursday...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
Contact Name: Brenda Huggins
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Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30...

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

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

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

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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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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Design and race paddle boats and build a penny boat.

Cost: Program included with admission; free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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A 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run will take place on Saturday, November 29th beginning at 11:30am. The race is named in memory of beloved St. Peter Marian Junior-Senior High School English...

Cost: $30 for pre-registered participants

Where:
781 Grove Street
Worcester, MA  01605


Telephone: 508-852-5555
Contact Name: Bob Betters
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The Central MA Music Academy is accepting new students throughout the month of Dec. If your child is interested in brass, woodwinds, sax, percussion, guitar, piano, or voice, drop by the Charlton...

Cost: drop by is free; lesson fee is by arrangement with instructor

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd.
Charlton, MA  01507
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Sponsor: Central MA Music Academy
Telephone: 774-200-6829
Contact Name: Christine Costello
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Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group...

Cost: $350

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02143
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Famed Silhouette Artist Carol Lebeaux will be joining us to cut silhouettes from live models! Bring in your kiddos to create the perfect Holiday Gift. (it only takes a few minutes & wigglers...

Cost: 33.00

Where:
Heart and Stone Jewelry
269 West Main Street
Northborough, MA  01532
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Sponsor: Heart and Stone
Telephone: (508) 466-8333
Contact Name: Julie Booras
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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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Saturdays, 2 to 3:50 p.m. September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 13-18 Director: Murray Kidd This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Polar Express November 21 - 23, 26 & 30 December 3-5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 22 - 24, 26, 29 & 30 Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and...

Cost: $38

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Christmas Festival of Lights November 21 - January 1 (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) Weekday times 4pm - 9pm Weekend times 2pm - 9pm All park rides and attractions included...

Cost: $20 ages 2-59, $17 ages 60+, under 2 are free

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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