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Boston Comic Con to Host Costume Parade

All ages are invited to participate in the Boston Comic Con Costume Parade on July 30.

Breast Milk's Secret Ingredient May Lead to Lasting Health

Scientists surprised to learn the purpose of an undigestible ingredient in breast milk.

Learning to Lead: Raising Leaders for the Modern World

Effective leadership begins at home, and parents can encourage leadership growth with four simple, at-home tactics.

Mass Mom Creates Family-Friendly Travel System

Meet Rania Kfuri, creator of Free Like Birdie.

Things To Do

July 2014

Do you love to ride your bike and run? Compete in the 5th Annual Run & Ride at CambridgeSide kid’s duathlon on Sunday, July 27th at CambridgeSide Galleria. For children ages 5 to 13,...

Cost: Free

Where:
CambridgeSide Galleria
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Sponsor: CambridgeSide Galleria
Telephone: 617-621-8666
Contact Name: CambridgeSide Galleria
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Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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Meet the Conductors. We are proud to introduce our first ever Jr. Conductor's Camp. You can stay for a couple of hours or enjoy the whole day at the park learning all about what it takes to...

Cost: $20

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

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

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

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

Cost: $130

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

More information

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

Cost: $17

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

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

Cost: $50 for 3-week series

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

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Join 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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The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Rickey Skaggs and Kentucky...

Cost: Free

Where:
Copley Square
560 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Boston Globe and WGBH
Contact Name: Vanessa Cassell
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The largest free folk festival in the country attracts thousands of people over three days. Why not be one of them?

Cost: Free, donations welcome

Where:
Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell, MA  01850
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Sponsor: Lowell Folk Festival
Telephone: 978-970-5000
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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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Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing.  This class introduces the basic...

Cost: $55

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
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Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home! Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals...

Cost: Adult $13, Child $8

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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Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots and learn how to...

Cost: Adults: $15

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 »

More information

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

Cost: $130

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


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

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Cost: nsmt.org

Where:
North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Rd.
Beverly, AL
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Telephone: 978-232-7200
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The Nashua River Watershed Association offers this fun summer program based around what we can learn from nature's engineers while doing some building of our own.  Come and build with...

Cost: $220

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

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

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Cost: $15

Where:
Tilt Studio-Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Telephone: 508-281-9840
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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cost: Free

Where:
Upper Level near Pottery Barn
50 Holyoke St
Holyoke, MA
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Sponsor: Holyoke Mall
Contact Name: Simone Enright
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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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Learn how rockets work, how rockets and reentry devices are designed and explore wind resistance on a falling body. Get your free ticket at the Children's Circulation Desk beginning at 1...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marlborough Public Library
35 W Main St
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: Marlborough Public Library
Telephone: 508-624-6902
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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The Nashua River Watershed Association offers this fun summer program based around what we can learn from nature's engineers while doing some building of our own.  Come and build with...

Cost: $220

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat
Website »

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

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


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

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

Cost: $44 Non-Members

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


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

Science Discovery Museum Make a model brain and find out what happens when it meets with some force. Experiment with some rotting materials and see what happens in zombie science. These...

Cost: 11.50

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

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

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

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

More information

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

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

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

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

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

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

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Science Discovery Museum Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover the inner workings of...

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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Curious about robots? A representative from iRobot will bring their robots to the library. Enjoy a presentation and hands-on demonstration of robots used both in the home and by soldiers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Friends of the HW Library
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Kim Claire
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...

The Nashua River Watershed Association offers this fun summer program based around what we can learn from nature's engineers while doing some building of our own.  Come and build with...

Cost: $220

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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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

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

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

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


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

More information

In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters with the tiger Shere Kahn, Mowgli is finally returned to his...

Cost: $12

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

More information

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

Cost: $17

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


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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The Arsenal Project is pleased to announce that popular Boston-area food trucks will be rolling into the center’s parking lot this spring, summer, and fall. Food Truck Wednesdays at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Arsenal Project
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Telephone: 617-782-7117
Contact Name: Tara Murtagh
Website »

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 Bessie’s Tent What goes up must come down, right? From planes to parachutes, let’s explore how things move through the air. Using a variety of materials we’ll help...

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 »

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

Learn about the bugs that help your gardens and the ones that you want to keep away using nature’s pest control. Sample some organic treats growing in our museum gardens!

Cost: Free

Where:
The Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington St
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: Stonyfield Organic
Telephone: 603-742-2002
Contact Name: Xanthi Gray
Website »

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The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will host its mid-summer Local Roots Food Fair. Visitors can enjoy food samples from Hannaford’s ‘Close to Home’ program, as well...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
the Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington St
Dover, NH  03820
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Sponsor: Hannaford Supermarkets
Telephone: 603-742-2002
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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
Website »

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The Northshore Mall will host a Summer Music Series featuring live musical entertainment from teachers and students from the Marblehead & Salem School of Music that will include...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Northshore Mall, Lower Level Nordstrom Wing
210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA  01960
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: 781-639-7070
Website »

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

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
, MA
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Shrewsbury is hosting its first ever Farmer's Market. Local vendors will be here offering fresh produce, organic products, baked goods and more every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from July...

Cost: Free parking

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

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Join us in the parking lot for a festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles & cruisers, and snow plows!  Brought to you by the Fire, Police, & Public Works departments of Hamilton...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Friends of the HW Library
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Lorraine Der
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

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

Cost: $17

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


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Nashua River Watershed Association offers this fun summer program based around what we can learn from nature's engineers while doing some building of our own.  Come and build with...

Cost: $220

Where:
NRWA River Resource Center
592 Main Street
Groton, MA  01450
View map »


Sponsor: Nashua River Watershed Association
Telephone: 978-448-0299
Contact Name: Stacey Chilcoat
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

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


Telephone: 508-869-6111
Website »

More information

Have you ever spotted the rare Bigfoot? There have been reports of Bigfoot all over the world (including Massachusetts!) but the only way to find out if they are real is to investigate! But,...

Cost: Admission is $9.00 per person, children under 1 are 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 »

More information

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

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

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


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

More information

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

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

In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters with the tiger Shere Kahn, Mowgli is finally returned to his...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
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

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

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Natick Mall,
1245 Worcester St
Natick, MA  01760
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The night starts out with a lecture/demonstration at the Gallery of African Art at 6 p.m. and the music starts just a block away at Coffeelands Cafe at 7 p.m. Tonight we’ll feature...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of African Art
62 High Street
Clinton, MA  01510
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Sponsor: Crocodile River Music, Gallery of African Art and Coffeelands Café
Telephone: 978-265-4345
Contact Name: Zach Combs
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

Join us in celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with cake and a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone written by J.K. Rowling. The British voiceover artist, Alan Burton...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marlborough Public Library
35 W Main St
Marlborough, MA  01752
View map »


Sponsor: Marlborough Public Library
Telephone: 508-624-6902
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
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Learn about the history of sword use, and watch a live, choreographed demo using different types of swords. The presentation also includes: a chronological discussion of several different era of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Friends of the HW Library
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Kim Claire
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Join us Thursday evenings on the hillside for the Fruitlands Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5:30 for picnics, concerts begin at 7:15. This is an outdoor venue so please bring a...

Cost: $15/car

Where:
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Get ready for back to school and the fall season at our next children's consignment event! We would love for you to join us at our up coming sale and see what amazing deals we have to offer!...

Cost: Free

Where:
183 Main Street
(The former party planner building)
Webster, MA  01570
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Contact Name: Amy
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Ayyye Matey’s if its a fun yar looking for sail over to the Children’s Museum in Easton. Friday August 1, the Children’s Museum in Easton will be having Pirate Drop-in Day from...

Cost: $9 per person; children under 1 are 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: Steven Hill
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Join us for Free Fun Friday! Both museums will be open with free admission all day until 8:30 p.m. thanks to Highland Street Foundation, which is generously funding the Free Fun Fridays at area...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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Fiberart International 2013 showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected...

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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This summer marks the sixth annual “Free Fun Fridays” program presented by the Highland Street Foundation in Massachusetts.  The program opens doors at no cost to visitors...

Cost: Free

Where:
Museums & Cultural Venues in MA
2223 Washington Street
Newton, MA  02462
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Sponsor: Highland Street Foundation
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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
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In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters with the tiger Shere Kahn, Mowgli is finally returned to his...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
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This popular nature-themed story and activity hour returns for the season. Meet at the Big Red Barn Visitor Center for nature stories followed by a short nature walk and follwed up with a craft...

Cost: Free

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

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The Beatles said it best: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Come by The World’s Only Curious George Store for a storytime celebrating National Friendship Day. (And...

Cost: Free

Where:
The World's Only Curious George Store
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: The World's Only Curious George Store
Telephone: 617-547-4504
Contact Name: Shoshana
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Join Rebecca at Tower Hill for a monthly meditation workshop.  Learn meditation techniques that will help you to calm and settle your mind and body, helping you to open up to your...

Cost: $17

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
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Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the...

Cost: Event costs vary

Where:
Downtown
Salem, MA  01970


Sponsor: City of Salem
Telephone: 978-744-3663
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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

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

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

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA  02563
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Contact Name: Judith Goetz
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Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Natick Mall,
1245 Worcester St
Natick, MA  01760
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Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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Join us every Thursday night during the summer for a fun filled time. Watch "Dance Night on the River," a free show for kids put on by over 30 local gymnastic, martial arts, and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sampas Pavilion
163 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-459-0802
Contact Name: Bob Howard
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Get ready for back to school and the fall season at our next children's consignment event! We would love for you to join us at our up coming sale and see what amazing deals we have to offer!...

Cost: Free

Where:
183 Main Street
(The former party planner building)
Webster, MA  01570
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Contact Name: Amy
Website »

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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...

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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Old Sturbridge Village is home to the largest Revolutionary War reenactment in New England, with more than 1,000 "soldiers" portraying British, Hessian, French, Irish, Scottish, and...

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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It’s an all new adventure along the tracks. Come dressed in your best cowboy and cowgirl attire all weekend long. The train’s been stopped by a gang of bank robbers, and only you can...

Cost: $20

Where:
5 Pine st
carver, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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Celebrate ships, sailors, sawdust and song at this annual free family festival. Hosted by the National Park Service, the festival features live music, historical re-enactors, tall ships,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
175 Derby Street
Salem, MA  01970
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Sponsor: Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Telephone: (978) 740-1650
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This program is developed for preschoolers ages 3 through kindergarten and features outdoor fun in the Youth Garden. We will introduce young children to the world of plants and nature. Classes...

Cost: $15 adult/child pair

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Sponsor: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Telephone: 508-869-6111
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Take a practice SAT/ACT (half SAT, half ACT) test, complete with results, provided free of charge by Kaplan Test Prep.  A proctored SAT/ACT practice test shows students what to expect in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
S. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Kaplan Test Prep.
Telephone: 978-468-5577
Contact Name: Kim Claire
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In the wilds of India, a young boy named Mowgli is raised by wolves to obey the laws of the jungle. After surviving close encounters with the tiger Shere Kahn, Mowgli is finally returned to his...

Cost: $12

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

Celebrate the past and the present during the annual Salem Heritage Days. Featuring food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the...

Cost: Event costs vary

Where:
Downtown
Salem, MA  01970


Sponsor: City of Salem
Telephone: 978-744-3663
Website »

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Damselfly or dragonfly, butterfly or moth? How do you tell the difference? Come and explore the world of these beautiful flying insects at some of Broadmoor's hotspots and learn how to...

Cost: Adults: $15

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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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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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 »

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Enjoy the dark skies of Broadmoor as we learn about the splendors of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. How do you find the Milky Way? Just what is a galaxy? Discover the wonders of the night sky...

Cost: Adult $16, Child $8

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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Discover the amazing number of dragonflies and butterflies that make Broadmoor home. Just what is a damselfly? How do dragonflies survive the winter? Learn how to attract these beautiful animals...

Cost: Adult $13, Child $8

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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