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Things To Do

April 2014

Children with special needs will get to experience a special treat on Sunday, April 13, as many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Shore Plaza
250 Granite St
Braintree, MA  02184
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Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include...

Cost: Free

Where:
Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA, MA
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Telephone: 508-303-0204
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Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include...

Cost: Free

Where:
Auburn Mall
385 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA , MA
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Telephone: 508-832-2314
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On Sunday, April 13, Emerald Square Mall will host Caring Bunny™ from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Emerald Square Mall
999 S Washington St
North Attleborough , MA  02760
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Children with special needs will get to experience a special treat on Sunday, April 13, as many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment...

Cost: Free

Where:
Burlington Mall
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington , MA  01803
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Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northshore Mall
210 Andover St.
Peabody, MA  01960
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On Sunday, April 13, Square One Mall will host Caring Bunny™ from 9:30am to 11:00am. The event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA  01906
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Saturday, April 12: 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, April 13: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Use colorful moldable beeswax and shape cutters to decorate a hen-size egg candle. Decorate 2 candles...

Cost: $15

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

Cost: $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for children

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Website »

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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
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Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

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Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Get transported into the forest with the trickster Ring-Around-His-Tail Raccoon as your guide. The animals in the forest are always getting into trouble playing tricks on each other. Will they...

Cost: $12

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

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Egg hunt at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Follow the clues to different locations around the zoo to claim your eggs. When your hunting is through, collect a treat. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3...

Cost: Free with zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Telephone: 401-785-3510
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Follow in the footsteps of your favorite animal.  Walk like a woodland creature, trace tracks to make a story, and print tracks in clay.  

Cost: Museum admission applies

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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  The Concord Conservatory of Music presents three time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin and his band performing two family shows at the 51 Walden Theater Sunday, April 13 at 1 and 3 p.m....

Cost: $12-$30 (Infants 1 and under are free)

Where:
51 Walden Performing Arts Center
51 Walden Street
Concord, MA  01742
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Sponsor: Concord Conservatory of Music
Telephone: 978-369-0010
Contact Name: Megan Bisceglia
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Exhibiting artist Deborah Baronas offers a hands-on workshop in conjunction with the American Textile History Museum’s current exhibition, Flowers in the Factory. The workshop focuses...

Cost: $75. Price includes material fees.

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: 978-441-0400
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Feed a seal in April. Starting in May, you can feed a giraffe as well. Offered on weekends in spring, daily in summer. Online ticket purchase is now available. Pricing, hours, age restrictions,...

Cost: $20 per person in addition to Zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Exercise in the water with your baby at your side in a challenging, five-week class at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Mothers will focus on aerobic...

Cost: $75

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6522
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Girl Scouts hosts #FAB2bU, an evening-long interactive health and wellness event for teen girls in grades 8 to 12. Girls will be exposed to thought provoking workshops on physical prowess,...

Cost: $15 teens, $10 moms

Where:
Eastfield Mall
1655 Boston Road
Springfield, MA  01129
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Sponsor: Sponsored in part by Baystate Children's Hospital
Telephone: 413.584.2602
Contact Name: Dana Carnegie
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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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11th annual All-4-kids Spring/Summer Consignment Sale featuring new and gently used, clean, quality children's items, and Maternity and Nursing clothing.  Seasonal boys' and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Williston Northampton School
Lossone Hockey Rink
22 Greenwood Ct.
Easthampton, MA  01027
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Sponsor: All-4-Kids Easthampton
Contact Name: Molly C. Ward
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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
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Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

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Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Website »

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This exhibition examines art and life in College Hall from the founding of the College in 1870, to the great fire that decimated the building and its contents in 1914, to the fundraising and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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Program for tots age 15 to 36 months at Temple Aliyah on Tuesday mornings beginning March 11. Music and More with Margie features an hour and 45 minutes of interactive music, hands-on art, and...

Cost: $80

Where:
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave.
Needham, MA  02492
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Sponsor: Temple Aliyah
Telephone: 781-444-8522
Contact Name: Sharon Solomon
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Parents are invited to Oak Meadow for a tour of the school, conversation with  teachers, and observation of the Montessori program in action. No registration required.  Oak Meadow...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Meadow School
2 Old Pickard Lane
Littleton, MA  01460
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Telephone: 978-486-9874 x226
Contact Name: Erin Palmer
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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
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Explore the many different ways to create art using paint. Tuesdays beginning January 21 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at The Children’s Museum in Easton. Try new techniques, use a variety of...

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
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Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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At 10 a.m. in the Children's Discovery Classroom: the planet Jupiter is so big you could fit 1,000 Earths inside of it! Learn more about the 5th planet from the sun and create your own...

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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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
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Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

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Children ages 3 to 5 have a place to explore art while older siblings are in school. Art for Little Hands offers parents with young children a place to explore colorful, tactile activities while...

Cost: $10

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Telephone: 781-646-2200
Website »

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This exhibition examines art and life in College Hall from the founding of the College in 1870, to the great fire that decimated the building and its contents in 1914, to the fundraising and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
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More information

The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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Parents and their children are welcome to tour the school during a regular classroom session on Wednesday, April 16, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Learn about the preschool and kindergarten programs,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sunrise Montessori School
31 Hayward St.
Franklin, MA  02038
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Telephone: 508-541-8010
Contact Name: Karen Roeber
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From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

Cost: $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for children

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Website »

More information

Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
View map »


Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

More information

Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Website »

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Puppet Playtime is an interactive performance experience designed for very young children (0-3). In each hour-long session, two friendly performers guide children (and their grownups) through...

Cost: $25 for one session/$100 for five session pass

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

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Dig into the fundamentals of gardening during Nature Discovery at the Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Join Karen Cacciapuoti to explore plants, nature and...

Cost: $9 per person; children under 1 are free

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum
Telephone: (508)-230-3789
Contact Name: Steven Hill
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This exhibition examines art and life in College Hall from the founding of the College in 1870, to the great fire that decimated the building and its contents in 1914, to the fundraising and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
View map »

More information

The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
View map »


Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
Website »

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Painting classes for beginners led by experienced local artists along with a wine sampling.  All materials are provided with wines for a fee of $35 per session. This includes: 16 x...

Cost: $35 per session

Where:
Tutto Bene
58 Prescott St.
Lowell, MA  01852
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
View map »


Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

More information

From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

Cost: $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for children

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Website »

More information

Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
View map »


Website »

More information

Children ages 3 to 5 have a place to explore art while older siblings are in school. Art for Little Hands offers parents with young children a place to explore colorful, tactile activities while...

Cost: $10

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
View map »


Telephone: 781-646-2200
Website »

More information

Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of new customers. Will he ever sell enough carrots to please...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

This exhibition examines art and life in College Hall from the founding of the College in 1870, to the great fire that decimated the building and its contents in 1914, to the fundraising and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
View map »

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In the Science Discovery Museum: Explore both the ancient and current art techniques of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Paint on the walls of a cardboard cave creation, learn how to dot...

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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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
View map »


Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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Renown speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas has risen to to national prominence by delivering highly energetic and heartfelt messages of hope, perseverance, upward...

Cost: $50 Floor Seating $35 Parquet Seating $20 Balcony Seating

Where:
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA  01852
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Meet legendary runner Tom Derderian when he visits Barnes& Noble in Framingham on Thusday, April 17 at 7 p.m. to introduce his new book "The Boston Marathon" with a forward by Bill...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Shoppers World
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Barnes& Nobel
Telephone: 508 628-5567
Contact Name: Sandy
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Spring is busy at Broadmoor. Learn about and explore the changing world of spring wildlife, play games and more. Morning session, afternoon session Pre-registration required. Online...

Cost: $50.00 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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Friday 4/18 and Saturday 4/19 – Easter party with Easter Bunny Both locations will each be hosting 2 Easter parties with visits from the Easter Bunny. Save the dates, grab your...

Cost: Regular admission. $10 per child, and babies under 1 year are free with a paying

Where:
Jam Time
86 Powder Mill rd.
Maynard, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 978-897-2917
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From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

Cost: $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for children

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
View map »


Website »

More information

Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
View map »


Website »

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Mall. Register at Guest Services Desk at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18 to participate in this mall wide event. Limited to the first 200 children. While supplies...

Cost: $2.00

Where:
Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus , MA  01906
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Telephone: (781) 231-9087
Website »

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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
View map »


Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

More information

Friday 4/18 and Saturday 4/19 – Easter party with Easter Bunny! Both locations will each be hosting two Easter parties with visits from the Easter Bunny. Save the dates, grab your...

Cost: Regular admission. $10 per child, and babies under 1 year are free with a paying

Where:
Jam Time
251 West Central st.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 508-651-2917
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Explore the world around you through science at the Children’s Museum in Easton, Fridays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Peep Preschool Science invites children to become young scientists. Museum...

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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Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: The Children's Museum in Easton
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Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of new customers. Will he ever sell enough carrots to please...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

This exhibition examines art and life in College Hall from the founding of the College in 1870, to the great fire that decimated the building and its contents in 1914, to the fundraising and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
View map »

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Drop in program at the Science Discovery Museum, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The images on our computer screens, smartphones, tablets and TVs are made up of thousands of tiny pixels. Discover how pixels...

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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Hand dip a pair of taper candles. Choose up to four different colors. $6 per pair, Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Natick Mall, lower level JCPenney wing. 

Cost: $6 per pair

Where:
Westborough Wicks at Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
lower level JCPenney wing
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Westborough Wicks
Telephone: 508-647-3700
Contact Name: Sandy Dekoschak
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Families meet bunnies and chicks from Paine Farm in Foster, RI and learn about adopting and taking care of pets from the Providence Animal Rescue League.

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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Kids Paint & Goodies! is a social painting event designed to lead kids in a painting adventure. During the one and a half hours of painting time, the instructors will also teach young...

Cost: $37

Where:
Greenwood Center
231 Maple Street
Longmeadow, MA  01106
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Sponsor: SIGNING Basics
Telephone: 413-241-3192
Contact Name: Theresa King
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Each week, the Children's Museum of NH hosts a drop-in workshop where kids ages 6 to12 can flex their creative maker muscles. Participants visit activity stations to work with construction,...

Cost: $8 for Children's Museum of NH members, $10 non-members

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: 603-742-2002
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Nummer veertien, home is a unique filmic homage to the composer Frederic Chopin—a 1000 mile triathlon from the composer’s home in Warsaw to his final resting place in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Collins Cinema at Wellesley College
21 Wellesley College Rd
Wellesley, MA  02481
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Presented by The Children's Workshop. Includes a visit from the Easter Bunny and many photo opportunities. This event is free and open to the community. RSVP with Miss Corrine at 508-366-2148

Cost: Free

Where:
The Children's Workshop Westborough Center
6 Bellows Road
Westborough , MA
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Sponsor: The Children's Work
Telephone: (508) 366 2148
Contact Name: Corrine
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Once a month, Artbeat's studio transforms into a game room, with five different exciting games for all ages to play. Join us in fast-paced games that use color, language, logic, hand skills,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Providence Children’s Museum is open free from 5 to 8 p.m. for “Family Friday – Free at Five!” 

Cost: Free

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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Kids Paint & Goodies! is a social painting event designed to lead kids in a painting adventure. During the one and a half hours of painting time, the instructors will also teach young...

Cost: $37

Where:
Greenwood Center
231 Maple Street
Longmeadow, MA  01106
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Sponsor: SIGNING Basics
Telephone: 413-241-3192
Contact Name: Theresa King
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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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Story time featuring Madeline includes a visit from Madeline herself.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble
7 Holyoke Street
Holyoke, MA  01040
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Telephone: 413-532-1786

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These bizarre birds are woodcocks. They look like shorebirds but are native to the woods at Broadmoor. Every spring woodcocks court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial...

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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Music Worcester presents the fairy tale ballet The Sleeping Beauty, set to the music of Tchaikovsky, with glorious costumes and sets, on-stage at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing...

Cost: Adults $39-$51, Students & Youth $25

Where:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: Commerce Bank. Media Sponsors: Baystate Parent, Worcester Business Journal
Telephone: 508-754-3231
Contact Name: Midge Hamilton
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These two communities take great pride in being the "ground zero" of American history-the place where the American Revolution began. They show their pride in our nation's struggle...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minute Man National Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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The Concord Minute Men and the Concord Independent Battery observe the opening battle of the American Revolution in a 21 gun musket and cannon salute. (NOTE: The "Battle Road"...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minute Man National Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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"Armed as According to Law," is A Living History Event presented by Minute Man NHP and Concord Museum, featuring Captain David Brown's Company. In 1775, how were companies of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minute Man National Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Have you seen an amazing image of a common animal and wondered how it was done? How do you catch that one-of-a-kind animal shot with backyard animals or other wildlife? Learn more about the...

Cost: Adults: $45

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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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

Cost: Adults: $22.50, Children ages 3-12: $15.50

Where:
Quincy Market, Second Floor
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
4 S Market Street
Boston, MA
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Telephone: 617-488-2881
Contact Name: Elyse Phelan

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From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

Cost: $8 for adults 17 and older, $6 for children

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Both locations will each be hosting 2 Easter parties with visits from the Easter Bunny. Save the dates, grab your cameras, and plan to enjoy spring and Easter themed arts & crafts, sweet...

Cost: Regular admission. $10 per child, and babies under 1 year are free with a paying

Where:
Jam Time
251 West Central st.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 508-651-2917
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Hop along the bunny trail to the Big Backyard treehouse where you can take your very own picture with the Easter Bunny and take home an eco-friendly craft. Zoo visitors can purchase tickets at...

Cost: Zoo admission plus$10 for children ages 3 to 12, and $5 for children 2 and under

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Children’s activities include holiday games, crafts and other fun surprises. Families can visit with the Easter Bunny and take photographs....

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

Where:
Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham, MA  02180
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Saturday, April 19: 10:00am – 7:00pm Wooden egg craft project. Project is $12 and includes all materials needed. 

Cost: $12

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Easter Bunny Fun Day is Saturday, April 19. The Bunny will be on the grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each child with get a goody bag with his or her admission and will be able to do a sand art in...

Cost: Adults $9, Senior (62+) $8 Youth (2-12) $8 under 2 $3

Where:
Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
RT 140
East Windsor, CT  06088
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Sponsor: CT Trolley Museum
Telephone: 860 627 6540
Contact Name: Carol
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Both locations will each be hosting 2 Easter parties with visits from the Easter Bunny Save the dates, grab your cameras, and plan to enjoy spring and Easter themed arts & crafts, sweet...

Cost: Regular admission. $10 per child, and babies under 1 year are free with a paying

Where:
Jam Time
86 Powder Mill rd.
Maynard, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 978-897-2917
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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 Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of new customers. Will he ever sell enough carrots to please...

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 and stories.  Free admission on the first Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA
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Telephone: 508-799-4406
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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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Craft your own car then take to the skies and explore the mechanics of zip lines. Join Olin College’s Engineering Discovery to explore the marvels of transportation.

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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Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts.  Construct castles and forts, invent interesting...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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The Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute will make their annual march to North Bridge from the Town of Sudbury, in honor of their fellow townsmen who made a similar march on April 19, 1775....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minute Man National Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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The Easter Bunny will be at Greendale Mall. Visitors may bring personal camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Visits are free. Photos with a personal camera are $5 and the money will...

Cost: Free visits, $5 donation for photos

Where:
Greendale Mall- Best Buy Court
7 Neponset Street
Worcester, MA  01606
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Telephone: 508-856-9401

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Boston Children's Theatre presents the world premiere musical "The Homework Machine" based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman and featuring music by Tony-nominated composer...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
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David Wood will elaborate on the remarkable objects selected for The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775 and share some of their stories with us.  Free with museum admission. Space...

Cost: Call for details

Where:
Concord Museum
200 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Feed a seal in April. Starting in May, you can feed a giraffe as well. Offered on weekends in spring, daily in summer. Online ticket purchase is now available. Pricing, hours, age restrictions,...

Cost: $20 per person in addition to Zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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The Mad Hatter Magic Show Saturday, April 19 3:00 p.m. Greendale People’s Church 25 Francis Street, Worcester $5 per person All proceeds go to the Avon Walk for...

Cost: $5

Where:
Greendale People's Church
25 Francis Street
Worcester, MA  01605
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Sponsor: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Telephone: 774-437-8048
Contact Name: Krista and Kali Sequeira
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Take advantage of the spring season before briars and brush obstruct the view. Learn about the wonders of the wetlands while exploring. Family-friendly hike, all ages welcome. Easy/Moderate walk...

Cost: Free

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

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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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These bizarre birds are woodcocks. They look like shorebirds but are native to the woods at Broadmoor. Every spring woodcocks court, filling the last hours of daylight with spectacular aerial...

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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