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New Central Mass Baseball Team Introduces Mascot

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Things To Do

April 2014

These two communities take great pride in being the "ground zero" of American history-the place where the American Revolution began. They show their pride in our nation's struggle...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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

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

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
Website »

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

Cost: $20 per person in addition to Zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20 at the Showcase Cinemas, Route 60, 565 Squire Road in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Showcase Cinemas Parking Lot
Route 60, 565 Squire Road
Revere, MA  02151
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: (978) 219-4232
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The Town of Lexington celebrates the first shots of the American Revolution with a reenactment of the early-morning engagement between the town's militia and the Briitish regulars. North...

Cost: Call for details.

Where:
Town of Lexington
Lexington & Concord, MA  01742


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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These two communities take great pride in being the "ground zero" of American history-the place where the American Revolution began. They show their pride in our nation's struggle...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minute Man National Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Make the Concord Museum-a gateway to Concord's history-part of your family's 2014 Patriots' Day tradition as we commemorate "the shot heard 'round the world" with...

Cost: Call for details

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

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Celebrate the legacy of the New England patriots and their role in our nation’s birth at Old Sturbridge Village on April 21. Hear the music of the fife and the beating of the drum...

Cost: Adults: $24.00, Seniors: $22.00, Youths (3-17): $8.00, Infant (2 & under): free

Where:
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA  01566
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Telephone: 800-733-1830
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  Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Thursday - Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Transform glass or wooden surfaces into intricate patterns using stained glass, marbles,...

Cost: $20 and up

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

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Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite super hero. Test out your strength and agility with the super hero obstacle course. Children will be testing their super power strength...

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

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: The children's Museum in Easton
Website »

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

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

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

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Build bridges, construct castles and tinker with towers. There are 15,000 KEVA planks on hand for creating and engineering. Every hardwood maple KEVA plank is the same — no sorting, no...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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This April vacation program features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature. Learn to live green in your community and home. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
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Monday, April 21, Birds of Prey will be at the museum to kick off Super Hero week. Beginning at noon, the birds will show off their super vision, incredible strength and ability to fly....

Cost: $9.00 per person, children under one free

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Paula Peterson
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David Wood will elaborate on the remarkable objects selected for The Shot Heard Round the World: April 19, 1775 exhibit. Museum admission fees apply. Space is limited. For reservations, call...

Cost: See website for details

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

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Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor. Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals. Enjoy the return of the birds to fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for...

Cost: Child $90

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

More information

Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for...

Cost: Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

More information

Ages 7 to 14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and...

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
Website »

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April Vacation: Tall Tales (for K - 5) April 22 - 25 Join the teaching artists at arsenalArts for a week of acting, art and adventure as we explore tall tales. Morning and/or afternoon...

Cost: $130 to 290

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
Website »

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Tues. April 22 Out of This World - Explore outer space. Wed. April 23 Dr.Suess on the Loose - Study natural world. Thurs. April 24 Trash to Treasure - Recycling and crafts Fri. April...

Cost: $47 nonmember per day

Where:
Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
Website »

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Parents are invited to Oak Meadow for a tour of the school, conversation with  teachers, and observation of the Montessori program in action. No registration required.  Oak Meadow...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Meadow School
2 Old Pickard Lane
Littleton, MA  01460
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Telephone: 978-486-9874 x226
Contact Name: Erin Palmer
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Program for tots age 15 to 36 months at Temple Aliyah on Tuesday mornings beginning March 11. Music and More with Margie features an hour and 45 minutes of interactive music, hands-on art, and...

Cost: $80

Where:
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave.
Needham, MA  02492
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Sponsor: Temple Aliyah
Telephone: 781-444-8522
Contact Name: Sharon Solomon
Website »

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  Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Thursday - Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Transform glass or wooden surfaces into intricate patterns using stained glass, marbles,...

Cost: $20 and up

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

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

Cost: $44 Non-Members

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

More information

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

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

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

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Famed Silhouette Artist Carol Lebeaux will be cutting silhouettes from live models on Tuesdays, April 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 15-40...

Cost: $33

Where:
Heart and Stone Jewelry
269 West Main Street
Northborough, MA  01532
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Sponsor: Heart and Stone
Telephone: 508.466.8333
Website »

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In celebration of Earth Day, see No Time to Waste, an interactive family comedy about trash and recycling.  This humorous performance looks at the three R's of protecting the...

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

Cost: $10

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

More information

Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an...

Cost: $12

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

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 Bessie’s Tent is a program that takes a closer look at the natural world around us. Try your hand at turning trash into treasures. From making observations in your science journal to...

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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This April vacation program features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature. Learn to live green in your community and home. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Suitable for all ages. Interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear anecdotes and learn first-hand about...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

More information

Square One Mall is hosting a variety of activities during April Vacation Week. Families can register at Guest Services.   Earth Day crafts will be held in Center Court at Square...

Cost: Free

Where:
Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA  01906
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Website »

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Hands-on activities designed to get kids outdoors and exploring the EcoTarium's ponds, meadows, and woods. Learn about vernal pools and discover who lives in them, collect samples of cool...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

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Meet live animals. Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
View map »


Telephone: (401) 273-5437
Website »

More information

Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor. Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals. Enjoy the return of the birds to fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for...

Cost: Child $90

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


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

More information

Tues. April 22 Out of This World - Explore outer space. Wed. April 23 Dr.Suess on the Loose - Study natural world. Thurs. April 24 Trash to Treasure - Recycling and crafts Fri. April...

Cost: $47 nonmember per day

Where:
Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
View map »


Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
Website »

More information

Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for...

Cost: Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

More information

Ages 7 to 14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
View map »


Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
Website »

More information

Mix and match fabrics and add trims and stitching techniques to sew and embellish a beautiful, crazy quilt-style purse. Create a unique piece inspired by your own ideas and sense of style. The...

Cost: $25 for individual or $35 per adult/child team

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


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

More information

April Vacation: Tall Tales (for K - 5) April 22 - 25 Join the teaching artists at arsenalArts for a week of acting, art and adventure as we explore tall tales. Morning and/or afternoon...

Cost: $130 to 290

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
View map »


Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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


Website »

More information

Create masks and super hero signals to disguisey our identity. Starting at 10 a.m., meet animals presented by Animal World Experience.  Check website for a complete schedule of events for...

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

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
View map »


Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: The Children's Museum in Easton
Website »

More information

  Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Thursday - Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Transform glass or wooden surfaces into intricate patterns using stained glass, marbles,...

Cost: $20 and up

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


Telephone: 781-646-2200
Website »

More information

Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an...

Cost: $12

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


Telephone: 617-731-6400
Website »

More information

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

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

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

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

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

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum
Telephone: (508)-230-3789
Contact Name: Steven Hill
Website »

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Puckihuddle Preschool presents its spring FUNdraiser: The Bubble Man Show. Mike the Bubble Man offers an interactive, 45-minute show about bubbles. It combines science,...

Cost: $4 (children under 2 are free)

Where:
Dudley-Gendron American Legion Post
156 Boston Road
Sutton, MA  01590
View map »


Sponsor: Puckihuddle Preschool
Telephone: 508-476-2939
Contact Name: Samantha Kallio
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

This April vacation program features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature. Learn to live green in your community and home. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

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


Website »

More information

Spend time exploring Orly Genger's monumental, hand-knotted installation Red, Yellow and Blue meandering through the Sculpture Park. Collaborate on giant craft projects, such as weaving an...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Meet some exciting animals as an Animal Adventures Guide shares interesting stories and information about each one. Get up close and learn all about some fascinating, unique animals. For more...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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1:00pm and 1:45pm Science Discovery Museum Meet animals as an Animal Adventures Guide shares interesting stories and information about each one. Get up close and learn all about some...

Cost: 11.50

Where:
The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
View map »


Telephone: 978-264-4200
Contact Name: Ann
Website »

More information

Suitable for all ages. Interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear anecdotes and learn first-hand about...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

More information

The carnival is coming to Weymouth High School from Wednesday, April 23 through Sunday, April 27.  The carnival fundraiser will feature a petting zoo, rides, games and...

Cost: various ticket packages available

Where:
Weymouth High School
1 Wildcat Way
South Weymouth, MA  02190
View map »


Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: 978-219-4232
Contact Name: Fiesta Shows
Website »

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

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
View map »


Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
Website »

More information

Hands-on activities designed to get kids outdoors and exploring the EcoTarium's ponds, meadows, and woods. Learn about vernal pools and discover who lives in them, collect samples of cool...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
View map »


Telephone: 508-929-2700
Website »

More information

For Grades 4-6. Take a culinary trip south of the border. The menu includes Burritos, Quesadillas and Mexican Pizza. These classes are hands on, grouped by age to keep skill levels appropriate....

Cost: $25

Where:
Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Join Henry David Thoreau (Richard Smith) for selected readings from his essay, "Walking." Thoreau will share observations from his surveys and botanizing throughout central and eastern...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lunenburg Public Library
1023 Mass Ave.
Lunenburg, MA 01462
Lunenburg, MA  01462
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor. Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals. Enjoy the return of the birds to fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for...

Cost: Child $90

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


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

More information

Explore the tale of Katniss and her heroic journey in The Hunger Games series while you create your own path to greatness, teamwork and excitement. For girls in grades 6 through 8. Archery, fire...

Cost: $30

Where:
Nichols College
124 Center Rd
Dudley, MA  01571
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Sponsor: Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts
Telephone: 800.462.9100, x3611
Contact Name: Tammy Gilpatrick
Website »

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Ages 7 to 14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and...

Cost: $400

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
View map »


Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
Website »

More information

Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for...

Cost: Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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April Vacation: Tall Tales (for K - 5) April 22 - 25 Join the teaching artists at arsenalArts for a week of acting, art and adventure as we explore tall tales. Morning and/or afternoon...

Cost: $130 to 290

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
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Tues. April 22 Out of This World - Explore outer space. Wed. April 23 Dr.Suess on the Loose - Study natural world. Thurs. April 24 Trash to Treasure - Recycling and crafts Fri. April...

Cost: $47 nonmember per day

Where:
Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
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  Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Thursday - Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Transform glass or wooden surfaces into intricate patterns using stained glass, marbles,...

Cost: $20 and up

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Telephone: 781-646-2200
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From February 21 to June 22, the American Textile History Museum presents two special exhibitions featuring a journey into 19th-century New England. Flowers in the Factory An innovative,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Mass Ave
Arlington, MA  02474
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Telephone: 781-646-2200
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Meet George, a giant Galapagos tortoise, as he grows up in a world filled with sea turtles, lizards, hungry goats, and dancing blue-footed birdies. This puppet production, called an...

Cost: $12

Where:
Puppet Showplace Theatre
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA  02445
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Telephone: 617-731-6400
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This April vacation program features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature. Learn to live green in your community and home. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
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Weekly story time. All ages. Included with admission.  

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Suitable for all ages. Interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear anecdotes and learn first-hand about...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Square One Mall is hosting a variety of activities during April Vacation Week. Families can register at Guest Services. Storybook Day will be held in Center Court at Square One Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA  01906
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Explore how Sculpture Park artists use repurposed materials to create installations that respond to the environment. Make a rope out of newspaper, weave a rug with plastic bags, and create a...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Experience science experiments in this mind-bending interactive show, which introduces audiences to the principles of air and pressure, and how they affect the world around us.  A hot air...

Cost: Admission fees apply.

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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The carnival is coming to Weymouth High School from Wednesday, April 23 through Sunday, April 27.  The carnival fundraiser will feature a petting zoo, rides, games and...

Cost: various ticket packages available

Where:
Weymouth High School
1 Wildcat Way
South Weymouth, MA  02190
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: 978-219-4232
Contact Name: Fiesta Shows
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Boston Children's Theatre presents the world premiere musical "The Homework Machine" based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman and featuring music by Tony-nominated composer...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
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Hands-on activities designed to get kids outdoors and exploring the EcoTarium's ponds, meadows, and woods. Learn about vernal pools and discover who lives in them, collect samples of cool...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
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Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White are featured in this collection of celebrated tales told through...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, 
Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Website »

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Neighborhood Children’s Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof Under the direction of Michelle Barri-McCourt Assistant Director Elizabeth Rouse   Thursday, 4/24,...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
St. Ann's Parish Hall
239 Neposnet Avenue
Dorchester, MA  02122
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Sponsor: Neighborhood Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-825-3555
Contact Name: Mary O'Brien

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Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White are featured in this collection of celebrated tales told through...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Thursday 4/24 – Pajama Day Wear your pajamas to Jam Time today and receive $2 off admission.

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

Where:
Jam Time
86 Powder Mill rd.
Maynard, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 508-651-2917
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Discover the wonders of spring at Broadmoor. Learn about flowers, frogs, salamanders, and lots of baby animals. Enjoy the return of the birds to fields, forests and wetlands as they hunt for...

Cost: Child $90

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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April Vacation: Tall Tales (for K - 5) April 22 - 25 Join the teaching artists at arsenalArts for a week of acting, art and adventure as we explore tall tales. Morning and/or afternoon...

Cost: $130 to 290

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Telephone: 617-923-0100
Contact Name: Beverly Snow
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Try your hand at activities popular with Louisa May Alcott and her sisters. Trained staff will help you act, write, make a craft, and draw just like the Alcott girls -- the real-life models for...

Cost: Cost: $100 for the week or $30 per day

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Tues. April 22 Out of This World - Explore outer space. Wed. April 23 Dr.Suess on the Loose - Study natural world. Thurs. April 24 Trash to Treasure - Recycling and crafts Fri. April...

Cost: $47 nonmember per day

Where:
Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North St
Norfolk, MA  02056
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-528-3140
Contact Name: Marla Cohen
Website »

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Ages 7 to 14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and...

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

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

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

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Meet the Danger Rangers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Danger Rangers are designed to encourage the youth to stay healthy, be active and have safe fun. While visiting our friends the Danger...

Cost: $9.00 per person, children under one free

Where:
The Children's Museum in Easton
9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA  02356
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Sponsor: The Children's Museum in Easton
Telephone: 508-230-3789
Contact Name: Paula Peterson
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  Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm Thursday - Friday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Transform glass or wooden surfaces into intricate patterns using stained glass, marbles,...

Cost: $20 and up

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

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

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

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

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Practice your numbers, letters, and colors by playing the fun game of Bingo. All ages. Included with cost of admission. http://discoverymuseums.org/programs-events/bingo

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Rain or shine, enjoy indoor and outdoor family-friendly activities, and half-priced admission to celebrate Earth Day. See which local friends drop in for surprise visits, take part in some...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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Telephone: 508-929-2700
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Storytime. 

Cost: Free

Where:
The World's Only Curious George Store
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-4500
Contact Name: Shoshana
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Meet Pocoyo™, the popular Nick Jr. character, at Franklin Park Zoo on April 25 and 26. Pocoyo will be outside for a meet-and-greet every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days....

Cost: Adults $17.95, children (ages 2-12) $11.95, Seniors $14.95. Children under age 2

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Sponsor: Zoo New England
Telephone: 617-375-9700
Contact Name: Erin Devito
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Can a spider defeat an elephant at tug-of-war? Overpower a python? Capture a cloud of hornets? With Anansi the Spider, world famous trickster, all things are possible...if you only have a plan....

Cost: $12

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

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This April vacation program features art made from recycled products or inspired by nature. Learn to live green in your community and home. Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

Cost: Zoo admission fees apply

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


Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
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Annual commemoration of the discovery of the double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Celebrate by making a strawberry DNA necklace. Also, learn how the...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Families encounter baby goats from Harmony Homestead (West Greenwich, RI), a lively llama from Lladyllove Llamas (Foster, RI), a soft sheep and her lambs from Maybe Tomorrow Farm (Chepachet, RI)...

Cost: Program included with admission

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Website »

More information

Suitable for all ages. Interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous friends. Hear anecdotes and learn first-hand about...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
View map »


Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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The boston Children's Theatre presents the American classic, "Of Mice and Men." Performances April 25 through May 4 at Calderwood Pavilion. Tickets on sale now. Few stories...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
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The carnival is coming to Weymouth High School from Wednesday, April 23 through Sunday, April 27.  The carnival fundraiser will feature a petting zoo, rides, games and...

Cost: various ticket packages available

Where:
Weymouth High School
1 Wildcat Way
South Weymouth, MA  02190
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: 978-219-4232
Contact Name: Fiesta Shows
Website »

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

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
Website »

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Hands-on activities designed to get kids outdoors and exploring the EcoTarium's ponds, meadows, and woods. Learn about vernal pools and discover who lives in them, collect samples of cool...

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission

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

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Each week, the Children's Museum of NH hosts a drop-in workshop where kids ages 6 to12 can flex their creative maker muscles. Participants visit activity stations to work with construction,...

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

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: 603-742-2002
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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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As seen on the "Sing Off," North Shore A Cappella performs.  http://www.acc-umlinnandconferencecenter.com/

Cost: See website for details

Where:
UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Lowell, MA  01852
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.  Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Website »

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Neighborhood Children’s Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof Under the direction of Michelle Barri-McCourt Assistant Director Elizabeth Rouse   Thursday, 4/24,...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
St. Ann's Parish Hall
239 Neposnet Avenue
Dorchester, MA  02122
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Sponsor: Neighborhood Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-825-3555
Contact Name: Mary O'Brien

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Big Sean will be coming to the Tsongas Center as a part of the Engage Music Festival. Joining Big Sean will be Scott Melker, Gosteffects and Playin'Fields. Tickets are priced at $34 and...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852
Lowell, MA  01852
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Local ornithologist, Patricia White, will lead experienced and novice birdwatchers in a guided early morning foray at Fruitlands. Participants will look for local residents and early spring...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Telephone: 978-456-3924x291
Contact Name: Maribeth Cote

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The next Deja vu Couture Children's Consignment Sale is April 26-27, 2014. This event will include clothing for all seasons. Sale items will also include: name-brand, gently used...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Northbridge High School
427 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA  01588
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Sponsor: Deja vu Couture
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Ages 7 to 14. Kids work in a fun, up-beat, and supportive atmosphere. Classes incorporate singing, acting, and dancing. Throughout the week, team-building is integral to the learning process and...

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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The West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Assoc. invites you to their semi-annual Tag Sale on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church,...

Cost: $1 admission

Where:
Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church
9 Cashman Street
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: West Suburban Chapter of the Mass. Mothers of Twins Association
Contact Name: Anne Lazerson
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Body Worlds VITAL is on exhibit in Faneuil Hall through September 14.  Physician and anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital celebrates the potential of the active and...

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

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

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Saturday, April 26: 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, April 27: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Create a flower-motif suncatcher. Pieces of stained glass mounted on a square or diamond-shaped...

Cost: $15

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

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

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

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

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Embroider a sampler using colorful woven and embellished stitches: couching, Pekinese, woven circles, cloud filling, and more. After class, you can display your completed sampler in an...

Cost: $30

Where:
Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Eastworks
116 Pleasant Street, Suite 126
Easthampton, MA  01027
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Sponsor: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse
Telephone: 413-529-0126
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Meet Pocoyo™, the popular Nick Jr. character, at Franklin Park Zoo on April 25 and 26. Pocoyo will be outside for a meet-and-greet every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days....

Cost: Adults $17.95, children (ages 2-12) $11.95, Seniors $14.95. Children under age 2

Where:
Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA  02121
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Sponsor: Zoo New England
Telephone: 617-375-9700
Contact Name: Erin Devito
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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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Can a spider defeat an elephant at tug-of-war? Overpower a python? Capture a cloud of hornets? With Anansi the Spider, world famous trickster, all things are possible...if you only have a plan....

Cost: $12

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

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 Science Discovery Museum Meet scientists from Brandeis University and join them as they explore the science behind the ice crystals, fractals and snowflakes found in the movie Frozen!

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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Meet scientists from Brandeis University and join them as they explore the science behind the ice crystals, fractals and snowflakes found in the movie Frozen. Included with the price of...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
The Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
Acton, MA  01720
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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In celebration of Earth Day, see an interactive family comedy about trash and recycling. This humorous performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment...

Cost: Program included with admission

Where:
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
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Telephone: (401) 273-5437
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April School Vacation Week is approaching and Square One Mall is hosting a variety of activities throughout the week. Families can register at Guest Services.  Children will receive a...

Cost: $1

Where:
Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA  01906
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Website »

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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.  Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Website »

More information

Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
View map »


Website »

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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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Emerald Square Mall will host The Crowns for Cures Pageant on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 3 p.m. The Amazing Race winner Amy Diaz will be on site to host this children’s pageant...

Cost: Entry fee: $50 All proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Where:
Emerald Square Mall
Center Court
999 S Washington St
North Attleborough, MA  02760
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Robert M. Thorston, a professor of geology at the University of Connecticut, presents his latest work. Using evidence from local collections, including Fruitlands,' Thorston discusses...

Cost: Museum admission fees apply

Where:
Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Road
Harvard, MA  01451
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Telephone: 978-456-3924x291
Contact Name: Maribeth Cote
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Boardinghouse Park and the Boott Mills Courtyard will be alive with free interactive performances, health screenings, food and gardening demonstrations, outdoor activities and games for kids of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boarding House Park
French Street
Lowell, MA  01852
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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An afternoon for families with children featuring Earth Day crafts, storybook readings by local public figures, a special appearance by Peter Rabbit, entertainment from the Vegetable Circus and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St
Newton, MA  02467
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Join the Stacey Peasley Band for a Spring concert in Medfield. 

Cost: $10 adult, $8 child

Where:
Dale Street School Auditorium
45 Adams Street
Medfield, MA
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The carnival is coming to Weymouth High School from Wednesday, April 23 through Sunday, April 27.  The carnival fundraiser will feature a petting zoo, rides, games and...

Cost: various ticket packages available

Where:
Weymouth High School
1 Wildcat Way
South Weymouth, MA  02190
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Sponsor: Fiesta Shows
Telephone: 978-219-4232
Contact Name: Fiesta Shows
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Feed a seal in April. Starting in May, you can feed a giraffe as well. Offered on weekends in spring, daily in summer. Online ticket purchase is now available. Pricing, hours, age restrictions,...

Cost: $20 per person in addition to Zoo admission

Where:
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI  02907
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Boston Children's Theatre presents the world premiere musical "The Homework Machine" based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman and featuring music by Tony-nominated composer...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
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The boston Children's Theatre presents the American classic, "Of Mice and Men." Performances April 25 through May 4 at Calderwood Pavilion. Tickets on sale now. Few stories...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02117
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Sponsor: Boston Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-933-8600
Contact Name: Julie Arvedon
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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Painting classes for beginners, led by experienced local artists along with a wine sampling. Each guest leaves with his or her own completed painting. Our setting is intimate and personal, our...

Cost: $35 per session

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

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Your visit to Orchard House becomes a trip to the past as you have an interactive tour with an expert, authentically costumed guide portraying an Alcott family member or one of their famous...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
Concord, MA  01742
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Telephone: 978-459-6150
Contact Name: Alura

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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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Neighborhood Children’s Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof Under the direction of Michelle Barri-McCourt Assistant Director Elizabeth Rouse   Thursday, 4/24,...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
St. Ann's Parish Hall
239 Neposnet Avenue
Dorchester, MA  02122
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Sponsor: Neighborhood Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-825-3555
Contact Name: Mary O'Brien

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Believing is just the beginning in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. Dreamers from Worcester will witness the magic when Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine,...

Cost: $26, $60 VIP, $80 Front Row, Additional fees may apply

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA  01608
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