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Dishin’with the Dietitian

The beginning of a New Year beckons the start of a new day, new chapter and, for many, a new you. Out of all the possible changes you resolve to make this year, I hope you borrow a few from me.

Wintertime Farmers’Markets

Farmer markets and their vendors offer unique and plentiful options during the winter months.

Education that makes ‘cents’

New program brings together local schools and banks to teach children basic monetary concepts such as opening a savings account and budgeting skills

Welcoming a Child – and Dismissing Any Fears

The prospect of welcoming a child into a family through adoption may come with feelings of uncertainty and questions. We uncover some myths with the help of local professionals.
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January 2015

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

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

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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The Gilson JCC Early Learning Center, Sharon located at Temple Sinai (25 Canton Street) in Sharon will hold an open house for parents of toddlers and preschool age children on Sunday, January 25...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Gilson JCC Early Learning Center, Sharon
Temple Sinai
25 Canton Street
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: JCC Early Learning Centers
Telephone: 781-795-4900
Contact Name: JCC Early Learning Centers
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Have a fantastically fun day with Jenny the Juggler at the JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton on Sunday, January 25 from 10-11am. The JCC Early Learning Center is located at 50...

Cost: no charge

Where:
JCC Early Learning Center
50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA  02135
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Sponsor: JCC Early Learning Center
Telephone: 617-278-2950
Contact Name: JCC Early Learning Center
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct...

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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On the occasion of the National Catholic Schools Week, St. Joseph School in Webster cordially invites you to attend one of our Open House events to learn about opportunities for educational and...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Joseph School
47 Whitcomb Street
Webster, MA  01570
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Sponsor: St. Joseph School
Telephone: 5089430467 ext. 120
Contact Name: Eva Mamro
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Open house for JCC Grossman Camp will be held on Sunday, January 25 at Temple Emunah (9 Piper Road) in Lexington from 12-2pm. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Grossman Camp is a...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Temple Emunah
9 Piper Road
Lexington, MA  02421
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-244-5124
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Wondered what animal made those tracks? Do otters like sledding? Who is traveling on the trails or through your yard?  Come find out how to solve these mysteries as we explore Broadmoor...

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

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Create 3 beautiful clay Valentines to give to special friends or family. Work side-by-side to learn handbuilding techniques as you create wonderful memories with your child. Fired artworks can be...

Cost: Danforth Art Members $25; Non-members $30

Where:
Danforth Art Mueum and School
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA  01702
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Sponsor: Danforth Art
Telephone: (508) 620-0937
Contact Name: Nicole Dacey
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As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Sunday Concert Series on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1:30 p.m., join the Claremont Trio for Brahms Project Part I. The afternoon begins with Donald...

Cost: $17-27

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
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Winter is a great time to look for signs of animals as they forage for food and shelter at Broadmoor during the cold winter months. Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other...

Cost: Adults: $12 Members; $15 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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In keeping with their long standing tradition of "sublime arsekicking puppetry," the award-winning Vermont-based Bread & Puppet Theater, featuring Artistic Director Peter Schumann and...

Cost: $10-$18 (kids 2 & under free for the "Circus")

Where:
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)
539 Tremont St.
South End
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: Bread & Puppet Theater
Telephone: 617-286-6694
Contact Name: Mary Curtin
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Children ages 5-10 will learn the rules of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense at a five-week basketball clinic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton...

Cost: $140

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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A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility,...

Cost: $15-$28

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
Contact Name: Marketing Intern
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Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 23 9:30am, 11:00am and 2:30pm Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the Aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on...

Cost: $50 for members, $95 for non-members

Where:
New England Aquarium's Ocean Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-226-2123
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Mondays: January 26, February 2, 9, 23 9:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the Aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on...

Cost: $50 - $95

Where:
New England Aquarium's Ocean Center
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: New England Aquarium
Telephone: 617-226-2123
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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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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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Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems, the parent company of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association and Distinguished Care Options, will run this...

Cost: 45

Where:
Memorial School
16 Cassidy Lane
Medway, MA
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Telephone: 508-533-3222
Contact Name: Karen Niemczyk
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full Of Tales Theatre Company announces auditions for the 2015 Winter Youth Theater Production for ages 9-14: The Secret Garden Mary Lennox,...

Cost: $$225 public/ $215 members

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

Cost: $145-160

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100, 8309
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
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We invite inquiring parents to Oak Meadow for a tour of our school, conversation with our teachers, and observation of our Montessori program in action. No...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Adults: $36 Members; $44 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
Website »

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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company present Musical Theater Workshops for Ages 4-9:  The Snow Queen Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic...

Cost: $125 public / $115 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Can you tell the difference between a snowflake and a snow-fake? Discover the science and math behind snow as you create your own snowy masterpieces. Beware of imposter snowflakes!  

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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In Home Alone Safety, children will learn telephone and door answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection and first aid techniques. We’ll also talk about how to manage...

Cost: 50

Where:
Islington Community Center
288 Washington Street
Westwood, MA
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Telephone: 781-461-0070
Contact Name: Kristin Scoble
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Children aged 5-12 are invited to join us for six, wonder-filled Wednesday afternoons of Godly Play at All Saints' in Belmont, MA.  All Saints' has an internationally known Godly Play...

Cost: $60.00 per child, $40.00 for siblings

Where:
All Saints' Church
17 Clark Street
Belmont, MA  02478
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Sponsor: All Saints' Church
Telephone: 617-484-2228
Contact Name: Cheryl Minor
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Invent creative constructions with a large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman. 

Cost: Free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: 401-273-5437
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Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems, the parent company of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association and Distinguished Care Options, will teach this...

Cost: 60

Where:
Islington Community Center
288 Washington Street
Westwood, MA
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Telephone: 781-461-0070
Contact Name: Kristin Scoble
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With or without snow, winter animals tell their tales of adventure and survival through the signs they leave behind: footprints, chew marks, food middens, and even scat!  In January and early...

Cost: $100/ NRWA members, $125/non-members; siblings will receive a 25% discount

Where:
Nashua River Watershed Assoc 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, NRWA River Classroom Director
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The Center for Arts in Natick and Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company present Musical Theater Workshops for Ages 4-9:  The Snow Queen Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic...

Cost: $125 public / $115 members

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
Contact Name: Kristy Pace
Website »

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On the occasion of the National Catholic Schools Week, St. Joseph School in Webster cordially invites you to attend one of our Open House events to learn about opportunities for educational and...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Joseph School
47 Whitcomb Street
Webster, MA  01570
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Sponsor: St. Joseph School
Telephone: (508) 943-0467 x.120
Contact Name: Eva Mamro
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On the occasion of the National Catholic Schools Week, St. Joseph School in Webster is planning variety of events. We cordially invite prospective students to a dedicated Shadowing...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Joseph School
47 Whitcomb Street
Webster, MA  01570
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Sponsor: St. Joseph School
Telephone: (508) 943-0467 x.120
Contact Name: Eva Mamro
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Led by staffers from HarborOne Bank, this series introduces 3-4 year olds to the concept of money through stories and play. Children will learn about the importance of making, spending and saving...

Cost: $9 per person; members and 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
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Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems, the parent company of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association and Distinguished Care Options, will teach this...

Cost: $45

Where:
Hillside School
28 Glen Gary Road
Needham, MA
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Sponsor: Needham Community Education
Telephone: 781-455-0400 x235
Contact Name: Amy Goldman
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Science Discovery Museum Come celebrate National Puzzle Day! Try your hand at classic puzzle games and exercise your brain with a variety of picture, math and word puzzles. Make a simple tangram...

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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Story time followed by a related building project with Lego® Duplo®. Combines reading, building and play to help develop early literacy skills. Blocks will be provided, children will not...

Cost: 6.00

Where:
Build Me Up Play Center
1141 Stafford St
Rochdale, MA  01542
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Join in a weekly drop-in playtime with PJ Library at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Fridays, October 24 through April 2015 from 10-11:30am. Meet...

Cost: $5/family per drop-in

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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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 tomorrow 11/14 for another playgroup. Last week we welcomed 24 families!!! What a great turn out! We are entering our 3rd season of Tots Community Playgroup at Touchstone Community...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Touchstone Community School
54 Leland Street
Grafton, MA  01519
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Sponsor: Touchstone Community School
Telephone: 508-839-0038
Contact Name: Liza G
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Paul Taylor is among the most acclaimed choreographers in American history, reinventing the roles of music, movement and theme in dance for 60 years.  In that time he has offered only glimpses...

Cost: $11.54 in advance; $15 at the door (cash only)

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Join us for an evening of star gazing. We will use telescopes and binoculars to search out and view the planets, stars, and galaxies of the winter sky. Learn techniques for navigating from point to...

Cost: Fee: $12. Member discount rate $10 per person

Where:
Mass audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
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Sound is one of the best ways to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Join us on the prowl as we walk through moonlit fields and forests listening for screech...

Cost: Adults: $12 Members; $15 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Come see why ComedySportz is in 25 cities worldwide. A ComedySportz® match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving...

Cost: $15 for adults $10 for children

Where:
The RIot Theater
146A South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Sponsor: The Riot Theater
Telephone: 617-650-7995
Contact Name: Joseph Gels
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Spend a day in your child’s shoes. Join The Children’s Workshop family for an Open House.  What’s for breakfast?  Join us for a free continental breakfast with fresh...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
884 M Washington Street
Norwood, MA  02060
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: 781-769-2363
Contact Name: The Children's Workshop
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November 21, 2014 – March 29, 2015 Picasso to Warhol traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall,...

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Come and meet our outstanding faculty and welcoming staff; experience our modern, comfortable teaching facility; and try a lesson or class… on us! Children and adults can sign up for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Indian Hill Music School
36 King Street
Littleton, MA  01464
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Sponsor: Indian Hill Music
Telephone: (978) 486-9524 x0
Contact Name: Julie Pampinella
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Every exploration outside brings a new experience. Walk with us through the woods and along the wetlands at Stony Brook, touch the tree bark, check for animal tracks in the snow or mud, and listen...

Cost: Fee: $7 adult/ $5 child. Member discount price $6 adult/ $4 child

Where:
Mass audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 5--
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
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Want to improve your digital photos after they are taken? Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements! From cropping images, to adjusting lighting and colors for a more realistic look, slight...

Cost: Adults $55 Members, $65 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting horticulture workshops and landscape lectures. There are open studios for visitors to explore their own creative, artistic process every Saturday from...

Cost: Museum Admission: Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $5; Free for members

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
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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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Science Discovery Museum Join us as we discover our inner artists while celebrating Inspire Your Heart with Art Day! We’ll experiment with resist painting, watercolors and salt, and...

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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The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....

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

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
Contact Name: Marketing Intern
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Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls,...

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

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Should Kids Control Their Own Screen Time?

Its nearly impossible to get your kids to look away from the screen for dinner, homework and everything else. What if they controlled the time?
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Archive »Things to Do

Wintertime Farmers’Markets

Farmer markets and their vendors offer unique and plentiful options during the winter months.

Inside Affordable Boston-Area Options for Live Family Entertainment

Trio of venues just outside Boston offers live family programming for less than the cost of a movie ticket.
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Blogs


Through the Generations

Things My Kids Now Say

What is Christmas, Anyway?

What holiday traditions are gaining and losing steam this year?

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Riding the Current

Raising Kids in a Crazy World

How To Answer The Christmas Question Every Parent Dreads

5 tips for helping you and your child deal with learning the truth

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Riding the Current

Raising Kids in a Crazy World

Ebola Hysteria

"Look around you. Is anyone you know sick with Ebola? No. This means you shouldn’t even be listening to the news. Just turn it off. Ignore it."

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Dishin’with the Dietitian

The beginning of a New Year beckons the start of a new day, new chapter and, for many, a new you. Out of all the possible changes you resolve to make this year, I hope you borrow a few from me.

Mother-Daughter Book Clubs: Fighting Malicious Media and Building Strong Women

How joint book clubs help moms and daughters tackle tough topics together.
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Archive »Parenting

Living the Wildcard Life

Basically you’re taking your chromosome map and throwing in the wildcard — that’s what Down Syndrome is — an extra chromosome in my house referred to as “the wildcard”.

Education that makes ‘cents’

New program brings together local schools and banks to teach children basic monetary concepts such as opening a savings account and budgeting skills
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Archive »Education

Education that makes ‘cents’

New program brings together local schools and banks to teach children basic monetary concepts such as opening a savings account and budgeting skills

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling?

Approximately 3.4 % of school-aged children are homeschooled nationwide and the numbers continue to grow. People homeschool for many reasons. Could it be the right fit for your family?
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Archive »Health & Fitness

Dishin’with the Dietitian

The beginning of a New Year beckons the start of a new day, new chapter and, for many, a new you. Out of all the possible changes you resolve to make this year, I hope you borrow a few from me.

Moms and Wine: Fun, Relaxing Break From Reality or Potentially Harmful Trend?

There are plenty of wine brands designed to appeal to women these days, and usually no shortage of friends willing to enjoy a glass at the end of the day. But is the line between safe, social drinking and dangerous consumption becoming blurred?
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Archive »Adoption

Welcoming a Child – and Dismissing Any Fears

The prospect of welcoming a child into a family through adoption may come with feelings of uncertainty and questions. We uncover some myths with the help of local professionals.

Meet Zeke: January's Child

Ezekiel, who prefers to be called Zeke, will turn 17 in two months but still hasn’t given up on his dream of being adopted by a family.
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