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Things To Do

September 2014

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai is seeking walkers. Set for Sunday, Sept. 21, the one-day fundraising event to fight cancer at Dana-Farber offers four routes: the...

Cost: $300 for walkers age 13+, $100 for kids 12 and younger

Where:
, MA

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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
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It is migration time. Come tour one of the area's most important bird habitats, Great Meadows. We'll look for migrating songbirds as well as ducks and waders in the pools and marsh wren...

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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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
Website »

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Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for grandmoms and granddads.  Bring the family to play, explore and discover together!  Children craft cards and...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
Website »

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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

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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
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
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Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat holiday show will be held on Sunday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Call or check our...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
Website »

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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Auditions for The 4th Annual "Holiday Spectacular" at The Hanover Theatre.  Produced by Diane Kelley Auditions for vocalists and dancers for this upbeat Holiday show will be...

Cost: $15

Where:
Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: Diane Kelley
Telephone: 508-835-2678
Contact Name: Michelle Hutchins
Website »

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

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

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

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Learn more about the blue planet through art, science and storytelling during this fun, family-friendly activity day. Programs highlight aquarium favorites as well as often-overlooked...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Sponsor: New England Aquarium
Telephone: 617-226-2123
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 Science Discovery Museum Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance...

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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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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Cost: Varies

Where:
South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive
HIngham, MA
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Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family.

Cost: $20 per person in addition to zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
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Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
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10am - 5pm All park rides and attractions included Dinoland is included in this admission

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Registration now available for 10, 30 and 50-mile city courses for riders of all ages WHO/WHAT: The 10th annual Hub On Wheels citywide ride, presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and TD Bank,...

Cost: $50

Where:
Boston City Hall
One City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA  02201
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Sponsor: TD Bank
Telephone: 617-513-7498
Contact Name: Casey Ford
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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

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Sea Squirts Preview introduces you and your child to the wonders of the aquarium and the ocean world. Activities focus on developing motor skills, independence and socialization, as well as...

Cost: $95 for the series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-226-2123
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 Family Center
54 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
Website »

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Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the East Longmeadow Public Library! Our annual Children's Room Book Sale features gently used children's books, movies, and more.  All...

Cost: Free to browse; books/movies from 50 cents - $2.

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, Suite 2
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
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Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
Website »

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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
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
Website »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
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Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
Website »

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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...

Cost: $45/$61

Where:
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA  02445
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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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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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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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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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Meet us at the Playground!  We will read "Let It Fall" and then explore the area with our magnifying glasses.

Cost: FREE

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

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Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the East Longmeadow Public Library! Our annual Children's Room Book Sale features gently used children's books, movies, and more.  All...

Cost: Free to browse; books/movies from 50 cents - $2.

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, Suite 2
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
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Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
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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
Website »

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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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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
View map »


Telephone: (401) 273-5437
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
View map »


Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-226-2123
Website »

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

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

Where:
Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA  02210
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Telephone: 617-426-6500
Contact Name: Jo-Anne Baxter
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Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children at the Sharon Community Center (219 Massapoag Avenue) in Sharon on Tuesdays,...

Cost: $150

Where:
Sharon Community Center
219 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6485
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Children ages 4-6 will develop basic skills in a variety of sports and games while learning teamwork and making friends in a 12-week class at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333...

Cost: 250

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

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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
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Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
Website »

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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...

Cost: $38

Where:
Millis Recreation
900 Main Street
Millis, MA  02054
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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
Website »

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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: $75

Where:
Millis Recreation
900 Main Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Join us for a cozy winding down at the end of the day lead by Sue Shepard. Enjoy books with your child and intentional time together.  For parents and children ages 0-5. Children are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
South Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Early Childhood Partners
Telephone: 978-468-5489
Contact Name: Lisa Cheney
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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
View map »

More information

The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
View map »


Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
Website »

More information

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 »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: (401) 273-5437
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
Website »

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Wild Weaving Drop-in 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm Bessie’s Tent Weave in, weave out… Join us as we create unique woven masterpieces inspired by the natural world around...

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

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

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


Telephone: (978) 441-0400
Website »

More information

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the East Longmeadow Public Library! Our annual Children's Room Book Sale features gently used children's books, movies, and more.  All...

Cost: Free to browse; books/movies from 50 cents - $2.

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, Suite 2
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
View map »


Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
Website »

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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
Website »

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Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
View map »


Telephone: 617-226-2123
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
View map »


Telephone: 603-924-4555
Website »

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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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First Time Parents? Welcome to Parenthood! Join us in September for Welcome Baby A fun and instructive gathering for first-time parents of infants, newborn to 12 months....

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Public Library
25 Crane Park Drive
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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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
Website »

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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
View map »


Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
Website »

More information

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...

Cost: $43

Where:
Millis Recreation
900 Main Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Shrewsbury is hosting its first ever Farmer's Market. Local vendors will be here offering fresh produce, organic products, baked goods and more every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. from July...

Cost: Free parking

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

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Ready, Steady Wiggle, will bring more of the toe tapping, laughter-inducing Wiggle-tastic excitement to families all over the US and Canada, stopping in nearly 40 markets across the continent....

Cost: $29.50 and $39.50

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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Presenter: Warren Leach, Tranquil Lake Nursery The late season garden is full of dynamic contrasts - melding colorful late blooms, maturing fruit, fiery foliage and the plumes of ornamental...

Cost: $25

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505-0598
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Boys & Girls Club
91 Claudias Way
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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Grow, Play & Learn Together  Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwick Town Hall Community Center
454 College Highway
Southwick, MA  01077
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
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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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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
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
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Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the East Longmeadow Public Library! Our annual Children's Room Book Sale features gently used children's books, movies, and more.  All...

Cost: Free to browse; books/movies from 50 cents - $2.

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, Suite 2
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
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Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
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Sea Squirts classes introduce your child to the wonders of the aquatic world while focusing on their developing motor and language skills and encouraging the development of early science skills...

Cost: $95 for each series of four

Where:
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
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Telephone: 617-226-2123
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Make a MESS: Sticks and Stone  Bessie’s Tent Take a variety of natural materials, add a little paint and imagination, and you get some colorful creations. We’ll be looking...

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

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
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Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
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Enjoy free classes, healthy food, a trunk show and much more to help you get back on track! From 5:45 – 6 pm, experience Total Fitness in 15 Minutes with Meagen Springer, MPT, followed by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Residences at Wingate
235 Gould Street
Needham, MA  02494
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Sponsor: The Residences at Wingate
Telephone: 781-455-9080
Contact Name: JamieLynn Salisbury
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Temple Aliyah will once again be offering its popular Young Families’ High Holiday Services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to...

Cost: $54

Where:
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave.
Needham, MA  02492
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Sponsor: Temple Aliyah
Telephone: 781-444-8522
Contact Name: Caroline Nudelman
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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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The aquarium has been providing lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free. Registration is...

Cost: Free

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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It is migration time! Dunback Meadow in Lexington, MA is a great spot to view migrating warblers.  Challenge yourself to identify these jewels of bird watching and other fall migrants...

Cost: Adults: $18

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
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The Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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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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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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Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the East Longmeadow Public Library! Our annual Children's Room Book Sale features gently used children's books, movies, and more.  All...

Cost: Free to browse; books/movies from 50 cents - $2.

Where:
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, Suite 2
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
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Sponsor: East Longmeadow Public Library
Telephone: 413-525-5400x1506
Contact Name: Children's Room
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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
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
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Frankenstein Flowers Drop-in 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm to 4:30pm Bessie’s Tent Unleash your inner scientist and go beyond a flower’s petals while dissecting and uncovering its...

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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This popular nature-themed story and activity hour returns for the season. Meet at the Big Red Barn Visitor Center for nature stories followed by a short nature walk and follwed up with a craft...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
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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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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
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Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
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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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Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization, will celebrate with “ritmos de salud” at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter on...

Cost: $75

Where:
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
100 W 2nd St
Boston, MA  02127
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Sponsor: Joslin Diabetes
Telephone: 617. 309.2512
Contact Name: Meghan Mongeau
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In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02120
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Join us as we paddle one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River during the peak of leaf color change. Starting from the Medfield marshes, enjoy the many colors along the bank and the...

Cost: Adults: $35 Members; $45 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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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 Child Language Lab at Boston University is looking for healthy English-speaking children from ages 12 months to 5 years to participate in research on language and cognitive development. Our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boston University Child Language Lab
635 Commonwealth Ave.
Rm. 617
Boston, MA  02215
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Telephone: 617-353-3379
Contact Name: BU Child Language Lab
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Getting kids outdoors can not only be fun, it's also good for their health. Research has shown that children who spend more time outside are not only healthier overall, but also tend to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parks and Conservation Land
Appalachian Mountain Club
MetroWest Boston, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Appalachian Mountain Club
Contact Name: Outdoors Rx
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Come to The Children's Workshop for a very special Touch A Truck event! Your local community members are bringing different trucks and vehicles to let the children explore.  There will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
475 Winter Street
Waltham, MA  02451
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: 781-466-8640
Contact Name: The Children's Workshop
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Dig for potatoes, harvest some vegtables and empty the compost bin. See what is still growing and learn about composting for the graden next spring.  A snack will be provided and there will...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply.

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
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The 3rd annual “Let’s Talk About Food” Festival, the region’s largest public outdoor seminar and food celebration event, will return to Copley Square September 27 with a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Copley Square
560 Boylston St
560 Boylston St
Boston, MA  02216
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Telephone: 617-375-9700
Contact Name: Kerri Axelrod
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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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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
Contact Name: Megan Fischer
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA  01854
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Telephone: (978) 441-0400
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Apples aren't just for eating! They have played an important role in Harvest and Winter celebrations for at least two thousand years. Learn apple history, folklore and magical traditions....

Cost: $80

Where:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA  01505
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Telephone: 508-869-6111
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Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30...

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

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

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

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Fields surrounding the farm stand are transformed into an old fashioned fair ground for Verrill Farm's 8th Annual Harvest Festival & Benefit for Emerson Hospital Pediatric Care....

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Road
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978.369.4494
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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find...

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
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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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The Worcester Music Academy will be hosting it's annual Fall Open House on Saturday, September 27 from 11am to 2pm.  Highlights include an instrument petting zoo, meeting our teachers,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester Music Academy
11 Irving Street
Worcester, MA  01609
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Telephone: 508-635-6900
Contact Name: Sarah Kelly
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Growing Room Child Development Center of Berlin will host an OPEN HOUSE for prospective families!!

Cost: Free

Where:
Growing Room of Berlin
71 River Road West
Berlin, MA  01503
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Sponsor: Growing Room of Berlin
Telephone: 978-838-0009
Contact Name: Laura Gordon
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Growing Room Child Development Center of Berlin will host an OPEN HOUSE for prospective families!!

Cost: Free

Where:
Growing Room of Berlin
71 River Road West
Berlin, MA  01503
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Sponsor: Growing Room of Berlin
Telephone: 978-838-0009
Contact Name: Laura Gordon
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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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As summer comes to a close, we look forward to some of the best landscape photography elements in New England. Fields are full of flowers and colors abound. Prepare for the upcoming...

Cost: Adults: $35 Members; $45 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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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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Meet and greet with the characters, a sing-a-long, craft, make-your-own ice cream sundaes, unlimited Jam Time playtime.  All ages.  Space is limited to 30 kids. Register in advance...

Cost: $30/child

Where:
Jam Time - Natick
251 West Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Telephone: 508-651-2917
Contact Name: Paula Hart
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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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Share the unforgettable thrill of a close-up animal experience with your family.

Cost: $20 per person in addition to zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Come to the 145th annual Harvest Fair, Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-3pm at the First Parish Church of Stow and Acton.  The church is located at 353 Great Rd on the Common in Stow (at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
353 Great Road
Stow, MA  01775
View map »


Sponsor: First Parish Church of Stow and Acton
Telephone: 978-897-8149
Contact Name: Rebecca Stadolnik
Website »

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4 to 9 p.m. All park rides and attractions included. Edaville will be changing hours to open the park at night for the first ever at Edaville USA big screen showing of the Wizard of...

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

Where:
Edaville USA
5 Pine st
Carver MA, MA  02330
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Telephone: 508-866-8190
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Celebrate the season with live music, hayrides, bonfires, and dancing. The Freeman Farm kitchen will feature old-fashioned fall cooking and the Village potters will fire up the 1800s-style kiln...

Cost: $12 per person

Where:
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA  01566
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Telephone: 800-733-1830
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Kids mix and match the Museum’s massive collection of colorful building materials!  Stack imaginative blocks of all shapes and sizes to create towering structures, construct...

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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