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October 2014

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

Cost: varies

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6442
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at Congregation Sha’arey Shalom this Fall Starting October 26, 2014, meets Sundays, 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Free babysitting is included...

Cost: $145 per person, $240 per couple

Where:
Congregation Sha’arey Shalom
1112 Main Street
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
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The Gilson JCC Early Learning Center located at Temple Sinai (25 Canton Street) in Sharon will hold open houses for parents of toddlers and preschool age children on Sunday, October 26 and Sunday,...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Gilson JCC Early Learning Center at Temple Sinai
25 Canton Street
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 781-795-4900
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at Temple Beth El this Fall Starting October 26, 2014, meets Sundays, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Free babysitting is included This ten-week program...

Cost: $145 per person, $240 per couple

Where:
Temple Beth El
105 Hudson Road
Sudbury, MA  01776
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
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Have you ever honked a French horn or tickled a trumpet? Now is your chance! Meet musicians from the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, touch their instruments and ask them to share their passion of...

Cost: no charge

Where:
JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton
50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA  02135
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Sponsor: JCC Early Learning Centers
Telephone: 617-278-2950
Contact Name: JCC Early Learning Centers
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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at Temple Israel this Fall Starting October 26, 2014, meets Sundays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Free babysitting is included! This ten-week...

Cost: $145 per person, $240 per couple

Where:
Temple Israel
145 Hartford Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
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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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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at Temple Beth Sholom this Fall Starting October 26, 2014, meets Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free babysitting is included! This ten-week...

Cost: $145 per person, $240 per couple

Where:
Temple Beth Sholom
50 Pamela Road
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
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Engage your baby through song and finger play in a seven-week class held at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Sundays, October 26 - December 14 from...

Cost: $85

Where:
Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-841-8009
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Play bewitching games galore, have hands-on fun with imaginative arts and “witch crafts,” explore an eerie environment, mix it up in the mad scientist’s laboratory and much...

Cost: Program included with admission; 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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Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Franklin Park Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail with treats...

Cost: See Description

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Telephone: 617-375-9700
Contact Name: Erin DeVito

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The JCC Early Learning Center at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom (1112 Main Street) in Hingham will hold open houses for parents of toddlers and preschool age children on Sunday, October 26 and...

Cost: no charge

Where:
JCC Early Learning Center at Congregation Sha’aray
1112 Main Street
Hingham, MA  02043
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 781-752-4000
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Costumed kids of all ages will delight in the Halloween Happenings at Chestnut Hill Square (www.chestnuthillsquare.com) on Sunday October 26th, from noon to 3pm.  Rock the Square music from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chestnut Hill Square
200 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
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Sponsor: Chestnut Hill Square
Telephone: 617-795-5999
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Designed by Marie Mongan, the HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method program is based upon the idea that a natural, comfortable birthing can be realized through deep relaxation and freedom from...

Cost: $275

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Work with your child to create beautiful artworks and wonderful memories. Learn handbuilding techniques as you create spectacular Halloween sculptures with air-dry clay. Then paint and decorate...

Cost: $25

Where:
Danforth Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham , MA  01702
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Telephone: 508-620-0050
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It is almost Halloween! How do you hiss without using your mouth? Breathe without lungs or gills? Move if you don't have legs? This program features some of the strange and creepy critters from...

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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"Inside the Haunted House" by The Gerwick Puppets Saturday October 25 - Sunday October 26 Sat-Sun: 1pm & 3pm Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Halloween Extravaganza!...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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Contact Name: Brenda Huggins

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Watch Sunday football on the big screen at The Lawn on D! The Lawn on D’s bar will be serving up beer and wine and lawn games will be available for play. Entertainment will take place during...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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St. Peter Marian Junior-Senior High School welcomes prospective students for Grades 7-12 and families to visit their community and meet students, parents, staff, and coaches at an open house from 1...

Cost: Free

Where:
781 Grove Street
Worcester, MA  01605


Sponsor: St Peter Marian Jr Sr High School
Telephone: 508-852-5555, x27
Contact Name: Julie Kreuz
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The Charlton Arts and Activities Center, 4 Dresser Hill Rd. in Charlton, will hold its annual trunk-or-treat event on Oct. 26 from 1-4. The fee for undecorated cars is 5.00. Children should...

Cost: Free if you decorate your car; $5.00 for undecorated cars

Where:
Charlton Arts and Activities Center
4 Dresser Hill Rd
Charlton, MA  01507
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The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras.  Alumni of the internationally-renowned Sphinx Competition, this...

Cost: Tickets: $20, $15

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
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Over the past seven years, Bari Koral has established herself not only as a beloved performer but also as a leading force in the “yoga for kids” movement. Bari’s catchy,...

Cost: Non-Passim Members: $10/Passim Members: $8

Where:
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-492-7679
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Cost: $8 in advance/$10 at door

Where:
Club Passim
47 Palmer Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02140
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Children ages 5-10 can learn the rules of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense at an eight-week basketball clinic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton...

Cost: $320

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6456
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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A mixed-genre artistic collaboration created by Anna Myer and Dancers in association with North American Family Institute featuring dancers, poets, actors, and musicians from the Boston...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St.
184 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA  02119
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Sponsor: Anna Myer and Dancers
Contact Name: Anna Myer
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Join us as we turn the entire New School of Music into a Halloween wonderland for families to explore. NSM is hosting a fall open house with family-friendly musical activities for all ages –...

Cost: Free

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Family Center
54 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hampden Public Library
625 Main Street
Hampden, MA  01036
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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Mom and Baby yoga is a yoga class specifically designed to help you recover from the impact of pregnancy and birth on your body, and to cope with the physical and mental challenges of new...

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

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Join 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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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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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: $45

Where:
Memorial School
16 Cassidy Lane
Medway, MA  02053
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Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun. Children learn in a small group...

Cost: $305

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

Cost: $350

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

Cost: $305

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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AHA Pediatric First Aid/CPR teaches how to manage a child's illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes first aid basics, medical...

Cost: $85

Where:
Memorial School
16 Cassidy Lane
Medway, MA  02053
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Homeschool Discovery Days with Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Center Educator, Ages 6-12 Tuesdays or selected Thursdays, 10am-2pm Sign up for one or more one-day homeschool programs...

Cost: $46 each or $126 for all 3

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

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

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue North Easton, MA
Select a City, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
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Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own...

Cost: Adults: $44

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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Hop, Slither, Crawl: Investigating Herpetology with Patrick O’Roark, Hitchcock Center Educator Ages 9-12 Tuesdays, 10am-2pm Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 (9...

Cost: $404

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Join the circle and enjoy stories, songs, creative activities, or puppet play inspired by the theme of the story. Museum hours are Monday throughThursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 9...

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

Where:
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
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• Treat yourself to a spectacular display of carved pumpkins and a Master Pumpkin Carver will teach you a trick or two to make your own Jack-o-Lantern • Get pumped and learn some...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and...

Cost: $45, $55, $65 & $75

Where:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
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Children ages 4-6 will develop basic skills in a variety of sports and games while learning teamwork and making friends in a 12-week class at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333...

Cost: 250

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6456
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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  In Home Alone Safety, children learn telephone- and door-answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection and first aid techniques. We also talk about how children...

Cost: $50

Where:
Holliston Recreation
100 Linden Street
Holliston, MA  01746
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The Northshore Mall will offer local children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities at the Simon Kidgits Club® annual Halloween event. Halloween-themed activities include: a free...

Cost: Free!

Where:
The Northshore Mall
210 Andover St
Peabody, MA  01960
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Telephone: (978) 531-3440
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Children ages 4-6 years will learn basic Taekwondo skills in a 12-week martial arts class on Tuesdays, September 23–December 16 from 5-5:45pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center...

Cost: $290

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6480
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
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Homeschool Discovery Days with Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Center Educator, Ages 6-12 Tuesdays or selected Thursdays, 10am-2pm Sign up for one or more one-day homeschool programs...

Cost: $46 each or $126 for all 3

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Exploring Music with Kerry returns this fall at Children’s Museum in Easton, on Wednesdays from 10 am to 10:45 am. You will get the chance to participate in a variety of creative musical...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Rd
North Easton , MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: (508) 230-3789
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Puppet Playhouse Theatre partners with Zoink's Fun Factory to bring a complete experience for your child! Engaging fables and beloved stories cleverly told with fun puppets will capture your...

Cost: $15 per child

Where:
Zoink's Fun Factory
7 Pioneer Drive
North Oxford, MA  01537
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Sponsor: Puppet Playhouse Theatre
Telephone: 508-243-2409
Contact Name: Dawn Sedlier
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For moms who have added a second child to their family and would like to meet with other mothers who are experiencing the ups and downs of two kids and meeting their competing needs. There are...

Cost: drop-in $26, 6-series $96, 6-series $126

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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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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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and...

Cost: $45, $55, $65 & $75

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


Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
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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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: $38

Where:
Natick Senior-Community Center
117 East Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Science Discovery Museum Join us as we use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck. Is it a...

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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Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training is an American Academy of Pediatrics course that covers how to handle the basics of infant and childcare, how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and...

Cost: $43

Where:
Natick Senior-Community Center
117 East Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Hitchcock's Nature Play Afterschool Program for children ages 6-9 is all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kid. Nature...

Cost: $305

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Looking for fresh ideas for your kid's snack time or lunch box? In this 4-week series at Jam Time Maynard, we will be making wholesome snacks with veggies, fruits, yogurt, cheeses, seeds and...

Cost: $120 for 4 week series

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Telephone: 978-897-2917
Contact Name: Mandy Sim
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Join The Children’s Workshop family for a Fall Festival! We will be celebrating all things fall: apples, pumpkins, fall games and activities. The evening wouldn’t be complete without a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
6 Bellows Road
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: (508) 366-2148
Contact Name: Miss Nicole
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The Liberty Tree Mall hosts a mall-wide Mall-O-Ween event which includes Trick-or-Treating, a costume contest, prizes, gifts, Halloween themed arts & crafts and more! Participating stores will...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Liberty Tree Mall
100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA  01923
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Telephone: (978) 646-8975
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Celebrate fall with us at The Children’s Workshop. Wear your costume, and trick or treat in each of our classrooms. The teachers will have something special happening in every classroom along...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
1334 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA  02771
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: 508-336-2677
Contact Name: Miss Sue
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Little V Designs
5 Milk Street
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: Little V Designs
Telephone: 508-836-5458
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AHA Pediatric First Aid/CPR teaches how to manage a child's illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes first aid basics, medical...

Cost: $68

Where:
Natick Senior-Community Center
117 East Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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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
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
Website »

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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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Homeschool Discovery Days with Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Center Educator, Ages 6-12 Tuesdays or selected Thursdays, 10am-2pm Sign up for one or more one-day homeschool programs...

Cost: $46 each or $126 for all 3

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and...

Cost: $45, $55, $65 & $75

Where:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
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Science Discovery Museum Water and oil don’t mix. But watch what happens when you factor in the fizz. Double, double, toil and trouble! © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.

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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Visit the Happy Halloween Hideout on Level 3 at CambridgeSide Galleria.  Wear a costume and receive a FREE trick-or-treat bag and goodies.  While supplies last.  Please bring a...

Cost: Free

Where:
CambridgeSide Galleria
100 CambridgeSide Place
100 CambridgeSide Place
Cambridge, MA  02141
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Sponsor: CambridgeSide Galleria
Telephone: 617-621-8666
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In Home Alone Safety, children learn telephone- and door-answering techniques, internet safety, accident and fire protection and first aid techniques. We also talk about how children should manage...

Cost: $40/45

Where:
Dedham Community House
671 High Street
Dedham, MA  02026
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Circus for Construction is a traveling gallery and event space in search of the knowledge, crafts, and individuals outside of institutions’ traditional reach. Located on the back of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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The Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage a child's illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes first aid...

Cost: $85/100

Where:
Dedham Community House
671 High Street
Dedham, MA  02026
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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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Welcome your new baby with an introduction to Jewish Rituals that celebrate your new baby at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, October 30 from 7-9pm. A practical...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCC Interfaith Connections
Telephone: 617-558-6414
Contact Name: JCC Interfaith Connections
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The Aquarium has been providing lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the...

Cost: Free to the public. Registration is required.

Where:
New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-973-6596
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Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder and chief scientific officer, The Best Bees Company, and Dr. Randi Rotjan, associate scientist, New England Aquarium, discuss how the "green" and...

Cost: Free

Where:
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: New England Aquarium
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Nature Discovery Preschool Precious Plants with Colleen Kelley, Hitchcock Center Educator Ages 3-5 Fridays, 9:30am-11:30am Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm This award-winning parent and...

Cost: $205

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Homeschool Discovery Days with Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Center Educator, Ages 6-12 Tuesdays or selected Thursdays, 10am-2pm Sign up for one or more one-day homeschool programs...

Cost: $46 each or $126 for all 3

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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Check out our new class being offered on Fridays from 10 to 10:45am; Brick Builder’s class! Build your child’s imagination while strengthening their science, technology, engineering,...

Cost: Free with admission to the museum.

Where:
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356


Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: (508) 230-3789
Contact Name: Paula Peterson
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 Children’s Discovery Classroom How did Halloween sneak up of us again??? Come create a fun hat, mask, or other accessory to add to your costume.

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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Join in a weekly drop-in playtime with PJ Library at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Fridays, October 24 through April 2015 from 10-11:30am. Meet...

Cost: $5/family per drop-in

Where:
Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-841-8009
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Calling all ghouls and goblins! Come to Fruitlands in your Halloween costume and start your trick or treating early at each of our buildings. Don't forget to stop at the Family Learning Center...

Cost: Free with admission or wear a costume and admission is free!

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Sponsor: Fruitlands Museum
Telephone: 978-456-3924 ext 292
Contact Name: Mary Delaney
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we also offer The Big Picture class from 11 to 11:45 am. This class is designed to stress the importance of teamwork and build social skills. Each week, your child will work on a piece of a...

Cost: Free with Paid admission to the museum.

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: 508-203-3789
Contact Name: Paula Peterson
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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and...

Cost: $45, $55, $65 & $75

Where:
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
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Greendale Mall hosts a mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event! Come dressed in a costume and trick-or-treat throughout the mall. Participating Stores Include: - Aeropostale - Creative Nails...

Cost: Free

Where:
Greendale Mall
7 Neponset Street
Worcester , MA   01606
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (508) 856-9401
Contact Name: Greendale Malls
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Recorder class is an exciting opportunity for young students to be introduced to playing a woodwind instrument. Students learn about reading music, playing as a group, and have lots of fun doing...

Cost: $350

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Auburn Mall will offer local children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities at the Simon Kidgits Club® annual Halloween event. Halloween-themed activities include: a free app called...

Cost: Free

Where:
Auburn Mall
385 Southbridge St
Auburn , MA   01501
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (508) 832-2314
Contact Name: Auburn Mall
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Ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses can join Emerald Square Mall for a spooktacular good time at Kidgits Malloween! Come join us for mall-wide trick or treating, arts and crafts,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Emerald Square Mall
999 S Washington Street
North Attleborough, MA  02760
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
Telephone: (508) 699-7979
Contact Name: Emerald Square Mall
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Circus for Construction is a traveling gallery and event space in search of the knowledge, crafts, and individuals outside of institutions’ traditional reach. Located on the back of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Are you a jeweler?  Do you crochet or knit?  Create holiday ornaments?  Paint?  Build things?  Do you make or sell items for the home?  Children's products?...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
6 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA  01606
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Sponsor: AKFCS PTO
Telephone: 774-262-3953
Contact Name: Darcy Schwartz

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Saturdays at 9:00-9:50am September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 5-7 Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble will be an un-auditioned group consisting of children aged 5...

Cost: $300

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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The Discovery Museums Join as we celebrate the sights and sounds of fall with a day full of fun! Come dressed for the occasion and give those Halloween costumes one more chance to spook, sparkle...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
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Join us for a Fall Fundraiser at The Children’s Workshop! Get a jump start on that holiday shopping, there are less than 13 weeks until Christmas! Enter to win in some raffles and shop local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
434 Route 134
South Dennis, MA  02660
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: (508) 760-2772
Contact Name: Miss Katie
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Saturdays at 10 to 11:50 a.m. September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 8-13 Director: Rachael Chagat This ensemble is open by audition only and is intended as the next...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Homeschool Discovery Days with Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Center Educator, Ages 6-12 Tuesdays or selected Thursdays, 10am-2pm Sign up for one or more one-day homeschool programs...

Cost: $46 each or $126 for all 3

Where:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Telephone: 413-256-6006
Contact Name: Shelly Kahan
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The artistic talent of our local youth grades 9-12 is on display at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. The work of students from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Concord and Minuteman...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lexington
130 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA  02420
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Let’s go on an adventure! Brooklyn-based Tim (of Tim and the Space Cadets) plays songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriter Tim...

Cost: $11 adults, $8 children

Where:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA  02446
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Sponsor: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Telephone: 617-734-2501
Contact Name: Lisa Segall
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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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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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In the spirit of Walden, revisited, deCordova's exhibition featuring contemporary artists' responses to Henry David Thoreau, deepen your and your child's relationship with...

Cost: Individual Workshop: $55 | $45 Members or Series Pricing: $150 | $120 Members

Where:
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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The Center for Arts in Natick's Family Series presents: Circus Minimus! From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster...

Cost: $10 adult/ $8 child

Where:
The Center for Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-647-0097
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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 us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even...

Cost: Adults: $22 Members; $27 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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Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun! Children learn in a small group...

Cost: $350

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02143
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and...

Cost: $45, $55, $65 & $75

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


Telephone: 877.571.SHOW (7469)
Contact Name: The Hanover Theatre box office
Website »

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Puppet Showplace Theater presents "The Hard Times of Woody Guthrie" by The Dolly Wagglers! Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: American Journeys! Saturday and Sunday, November...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station St
Brookline, MA  02445
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Sponsor: John Snow, Inc
Telephone: 617.482.9485
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Birth is the process that accompanies the transition from pregnancy into motherhood. In this class you will learn techniques to help smooth that transition and help you to achieve your ideal...

Cost: $250 2-day class

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Saturdays, 2 to 3:50 p.m. September 20, 2014 – January 24, 2015 Ages 13-18 Director: Murray Kidd This ensemble is open by audition only. It is intended as the culmination...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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Open Arms Christian Preschool is holding a Fall Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1st from 4 - 6pm at 426 Davis Road in Bedford.  Please join us for a silent auction, games,...

Cost: $5 per person

Where:
Open Arms Christian Preschool
426 Davis Rd.
Bedford, MA  01730
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Sponsor: Open Arms Christian Preschool
Telephone: 781-271-1148
Contact Name: Nancy Naughton
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Circus for Construction is a traveling gallery and event space in search of the knowledge, crafts, and individuals outside of institutions’ traditional reach. Located on the back of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Join us for our 2nd Annual Trunk-Or-Treat!  Trick-or-Treating in the parking lot, egg hunt, prizes for Best Costume AND Best Decorated Car! All participating vehicles are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tri-State Speedway
35 Chase Avenue
Dudley, MA  01571
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Sponsor: Tri-State Speedway
Telephone: 508-671-9030
Contact Name: Jen
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