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Things To Do

October 2014

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

Cost: varies

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6442
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show visitors how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the...

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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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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Join us at one of the best sites for watching golden eagles in New England! Golden eagles regularly pass by at this time of year as they migrate from Greenland and northern Labrador. There may even...

Cost: Adults: $22 Members; $27 Non-Members

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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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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Watch Sunday football on the big screen at The Lawn on D! The Lawn on D’s bar will be serving up beer and wine and lawn games will be available for play. Entertainment will take place during...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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This Pre-K – 12 event will allow you to meet and speak with faculty and to take a student-led tour of campus.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bancroft School
110 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA  01605
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Telephone: 508-854-9227
Contact Name: Stephanie Des Chenes
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Children ages 5-10 can learn the rules of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense at an eight-week basketball clinic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton...

Cost: $320

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

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St.
184 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA  02119
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Sponsor: Anna Myer and Dancers
Contact Name: Anna Myer
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What to do with kids? Bring kids to Jump In With Us and let them have fun! They can jump around the inflatables, go down on the inflatable slide, go up on the rock climbing wall and have lots of...

Cost: $10.00 per kid

Where:
JUMP IN WITH US
19 BRIGHAM ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA  01752
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Sponsor: LUIZA DEMOURA
Telephone: 508-485-5867
Contact Name: LUIZA
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Grow, Play and Learn Together Play and meet new friends, read a book and have a snack! No registration necessary—Just drop in! This Free Parent/Caretaker & Child Playgroup, is open to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ludlow Family Center
54 Winsor Street
Ludlow, MA  01056
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Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-583-3527
Contact Name: Cindy Milner
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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
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Join the Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center for a special exhibition tracing the historic trail of chocolate around the world. Discover chocolate’s origins in ancient Mexico, find out...

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

Where:
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH  03458
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Telephone: 603-924-4555
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Join music & movement storytime class for parents with children ages 0-5. This is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development....

Cost: Free

Where:
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
14 Union St.
So. Hamilton, MA  01982
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Sponsor: Early Childhood Partners
Telephone: 978-468-5489
Contact Name: Lisa Cheney
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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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Our classes introduce a solid foundation of keyboard and music skills, including note-reading, ear-training, and ensemble playing while having lots of fun. Children learn in a small group...

Cost: $305

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

Cost: $350

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

Cost: $305

Where:
New School of Music
25 Lowell Street
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: New School of Music
Telephone: 617-492-8105
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What to do with kids? Bring kids to Jump In With Us and let them have fun! They can jump around the inflatables, go down on the inflatable slide, go up on the rock climbing wall and have lots of...

Cost: $10.00 per kid

Where:
JUMP IN WITH US
19 BRIGHAM ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA  01752
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Sponsor: LUIZA DEMOURA
Telephone: 508-485-5867
Contact Name: LUIZA
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Hop, Slither, Crawl: Investigating Herpetology with Patrick O’Roark, Hitchcock Center Educator Ages 9-12 Tuesdays, 10am-2pm Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9 (9...

Cost: $404

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

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

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

Cost: Adults: $44

Where:
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St.
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Telephone: 508-655-2296
Contact Name: Broadmoor Education Coordinator
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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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Children ages 4-6 will develop basic skills in a variety of sports and games while learning teamwork and making friends in a 12-week class at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333...

Cost: 250

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6456
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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Children ages 4-6 years will learn basic Taekwondo skills in a 12-week martial arts class on Tuesdays, September 23–December 16 from 5-5:45pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center...

Cost: $290

Where:
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA  02459
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-558-6480
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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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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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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What to do with kids? Bring kids to Jump In With Us and let them have fun! They can jump around the inflatables, go down on the inflatable slide, go up on the rock climbing wall and have lots of...

Cost: $10.00 per kid

Where:
JUMP IN WITH US
19 BRIGHAM ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA  01752
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Sponsor: LUIZA DEMOURA
Telephone: 508-485-5867
Contact Name: LUIZA
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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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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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Puppet Playhouse Theatre partners with Zoink's Fun Factory to bring a complete experience for your child! Engaging fables and beloved stories cleverly told with fun puppets will capture your...

Cost: $15 per child

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

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

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Meet other moms who are breastfeeding, see what questions they are asking, how they are answered, and get answers and tips to your own questions regarding breastfeeding from your peers as well...

Cost: drop-in $12

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA  02116
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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For moms with babies under 12-weeks old who are experiencing motherhood for the first time. Venture out of the house to a mother- and baby-friendly place, and meet regularly with people who will...

Cost: See website for details.

Where:
OMBE Integrative Health Center
551 Boylston Street
4th Floor
, MA
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Telephone: 617-447-2222
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Hitchcock's Nature Play Afterschool Program for children ages 6-9 is all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kid. Nature...

Cost: $305

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

Cost: $120 for 4 week series

Where:
Jam Time - Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard, MA  01754
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Telephone: 978-897-2917
Contact Name: Mandy Sim
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If you have ever broken a beautiful dish and wished you could use the pieces for something... this is the class for you! Learn how to use broken pottery, ceramic tiles and unique found objects...

Cost: $80

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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Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at Temple Beth Shalom this Fall Starting October 22, 2014, meets Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. This ten-week program brings together caring parents...

Cost: $145 per person, $240 per couple

Where:
Temple Beth Sholom
670 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA  02494
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Sponsor: Hebrew College; CJP's Commission on Jewish Life & Learning
Telephone: 617-559-8734
Contact Name: Marcy Leiman
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What to do with kids? Bring kids to Jump In With Us and let them have fun! They can jump around the inflatables, go down on the inflatable slide, go up on the rock climbing wall and have lots of...

Cost: $10.00 per kid

Where:
JUMP IN WITH US
19 BRIGHAM ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA  01752
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Sponsor: LUIZA DEMOURA
Telephone: 508-485-5867
Contact Name: LUIZA
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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
View map »


Sponsor: Pathways For Parents
Telephone: 413-569-6598
Contact Name: Renee Zborowski
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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Musical Safari is an afternoon workshop for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. If your school has an early release day, or you have homeschool students, please join us for this special two-hour program...

Cost: $40

Where:
Winchester Community Music School
407 Highland Avenue
Winchester, MA  01890
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The Mall at Chestnut Hill is celebrating the season with its first-ever Halloween Bash filled with family-fun including Halloween-themed arts & Crafts, candy treats, and even a Monster Mash...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
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Telephone: (617) 965-3037
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If you have ever broken a beautiful dish and wished you could use the pieces for something... this is the class for you! Learn how to use broken pottery, ceramic tiles and unique found objects...

Cost: $80

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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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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Celebrate Halloween with Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary—a frightfully fun evening for the whole family! Prowl the farm with curious creatures of the night on...

Cost: $11 in advance, $13 at the door

Where:
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA  01720
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon
Telephone: 781-259-2206
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The self-portrait by Renaissance sculptor Baccio Bandinelli is one of the most unusual portraits in the Gardner Museum collection. In this lecture, Oliver Tostmann will discuss the provenance,...

Cost: $5-$15

Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA  02115
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The West Point Woodwind Quintet of the West Point Band is made up of members of the Concert Band. The group performs at many different events, such as military social functions, school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
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Sponsor: Rockport Music
Telephone: 978-546-7391
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The Aquarium has been providing lectures and films by scientists, environmental writers, photographers and others since 1972. The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the...

Cost: Free to the public. Registration is required.

Where:
New England Aquarium's Simons IMAX Theatre
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110


Telephone: 617-973-6596
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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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 Children’s Discovery Classroom Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory,...

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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What to do with kids? Bring kids to Jump In With Us and let them have fun! They can jump around the inflatables, go down on the inflatable slide, go up on the rock climbing wall and have lots of...

Cost: $10.00 per kid

Where:
JUMP IN WITH US
19 BRIGHAM ST
MARLBOROUGH, MA  01752
View map »


Sponsor: LUIZA DEMOURA
Telephone: 508-485-5867
Contact Name: LUIZA
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
Website »

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Join in a weekly drop-in playtime with PJ Library at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Fridays, October 24 through April 2015 from 10-11:30am. Meet...

Cost: $5/family per drop-in

Where:
Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway
Arlington, MA  02474
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Sponsor: JCCs of Greater Boston
Telephone: 617-841-8009
Contact Name: JCCs of Greater Boston
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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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Come with your toddlers up to age 5 to Temple Aliyah’s 2014-15 sessions of Music with Margie, a lively musical journey of classic children’s songs and favorite Jewish melodies. Classes...

Cost: $75-$200

Where:
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave.
Needham, MA  02492
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Sponsor: Temple Aliyah
Telephone: 781-444-8522
Contact Name: Sharon Solomon
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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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Science Discovery Museum Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of...

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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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: $70

Where:
Newton South High School
140 Brandeis Rd.
Newton Center, MA  02459
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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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Bring the family to come pick a Punkin’ from the D Street Punkin patch at The Lawn on D! Parents and kids can carve their own special jack-o-lantern and add it to The Lawn on D’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA  02210
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A mixed-genre artistic collaboration created by Anna Myer and Dancers in association with North American Family Institute featuring dancers, poets, actors, and musicians from the Boston...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St.
184 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA  02119
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Sponsor: Anna Myer and Dancers
Contact Name: Anna Myer
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Join The Children's Workshop in Bourne for a Fall Festival! We will be celebrating all things Fall: apples, pumpkins, face painting, fall game and activities. The evening wouldn't be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Workshop
536 MacArthur Blvd.
Bourne, MA  02532
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Sponsor: The Children's Workshop
Telephone: (508) 563-3400
Contact Name: Miss Robin
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Celebrate Halloween with Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary—a frightfully fun evening for the whole family! Prowl the farm with curious creatures of the night on...

Cost: $11 in advance, $13 at the door

Where:
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA  01720
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Sponsor: Mass Audubon
Telephone: 781-259-2206
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Sing, dance, and play in your JAMMIES! Musical story hour for young families at Indian Hill Music School. Come dressed in your pajamas to sing, dance, play instruments, and hear stories. Led by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Indian Hill Music
36 King Street
Littleton, MA  01460
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Sponsor: DCU for Kids
Telephone: 978-486-9524
Contact Name: Indian Hill Music
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The Phantom Tollbooth, By Susan Nanus. Based on the book by Norton Juster. Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC, on October 24 at 7 pm, October 25 at 1 pm and 7 pm, October 26...

Cost: $12

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Watertown Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-926-2787
Contact Name: Deidre Purcell
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Come start your Holiday shopping early. Centrally located in Massachusetts, this fair has always been one of the local preludes to all holiday fairs. Over 50 crafters will gather to sell their...

Cost: Adults $3, Seniors $2, kids Free

Where:
Mayo Elementary School
351 Bullard St
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Mayo PTA
Telephone: 508-829-3203
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Join us for Wayside's 5th Annual 5K4Kids! This year it will be held on Saturday, October 25 at Walsh Middle School in Framingham! What better way to start your Halloween festivities than...

Cost: Free to $25.00

Where:
Walsh Middle School
301 Brook Street
Framingham , MA  01701
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Sponsor: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Telephone: 508-879-9800
Contact Name: Brittany Ruggiero
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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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Come start your Holiday shopping early. Centrally located in Massachusetts, this fair has always been one of the local preludes to all holiday fairs. Over 50 crafters will gather to sell their...

Cost: Adults $3, Seniors $2, kids Free

Where:
Mayo Elementary School
351 Bullard St
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Mayo PTA
Telephone: 508-829-3203
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Come start your Holiday shopping early. Centrally located in Massachusetts, this fair has always been one of the local preludes to all holiday fairs. Over 50 crafters will gather to sell their...

Cost: Adults $3, Seniors $2, kids Free

Where:
Mayo Elementary School
351 Bullard St
Holden, MA  01520
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Sponsor: Mayo PTA
Telephone: 508-829-3203
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Kids are invited to come in costume to enjoy the annual Not-So-Spooky Spectacular at the Children's Museum of NH. There will be lots of activities focused on fun rather than fright, including a...

Cost: $9 adults/children, $8 seniors, no charge for children under 12 months of age

Where:
Children's Museum of NH
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH  03820
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Telephone: 603-742-2002
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Tour the classrooms, make a seasonal craft, meet with teachers, stroll around the beautiful campus.  Student work will be on display and current families will be available to...

Cost: free

Where:
The Hartsbrook School
193 Bay Road
Hadley, MA  01035
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Telephone: 413-584-3198
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Put on your costumes and head to Jam Time for a BOO-tastic morning of Halloween themed arts and crafts, trick or treating, contests with prizes, and a 10:30am spooky ooky storytime with Big Joe the...

Cost: free with playground admission

Where:
Jam Time Natick
251 West Central Street
Natick, MA  01760
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Sponsor: Jam Time
Telephone: 508-651-2917
Contact Name: Mandy Sim
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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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Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8 along with their parents. This month’s program will feature Jeannie Mack, a children’s...

Cost: free

Where:
Fay's Primary School
25 Middle Road
Southborough, MA  01772
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Telephone: 508-490-8204
Contact Name: Nicole Casey
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Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—and even in our own refrigerators. Learn about...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, Harvard Museum of Natural History
Telephone: 617-495-3045
Contact Name: Caitlin Hardy
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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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The sixth annual Boston Book Festival will take place October 25 in locations in and around Copley Square. Events for children and families include kids' keynote with Rick Riordan (author of...

Cost: All children's and family events are free.

Where:
Copley Square
Boston, MA


Sponsor: Boston Book Festival
Telephone: 617-945-9552
Contact Name: Norah Piehl
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The BJ Hickman Magic Show is family entertainment, with fun, audience participation magic, and silliness galore. New England-based magician BJ Hickman has performed shows nationwide, in...

Cost: $11 adults, $8 children

Where:
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA  02446
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Sponsor: Coolidge Corner Theatre
Telephone: 617-734-2501
Contact Name: Lisa Segall
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Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30...

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

Where:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA  01609
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In the spirit of Walden, revisited, deCordova's exhibition featuring contemporary artists' responses to Henry David Thoreau, deepen your and your child's relationship with...

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

Where:
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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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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Join Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness, Councilor Tito Jackson, and our partners as we Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean at the Roxbury YMCA for a special seafood event! At this event, you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Roxbury YMCA
285 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Roxbury, MA
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Sponsor: Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness
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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 Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center is hosting their annual "Howl-O-Ween" Costume Party on Saturday, October 25 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your costumed canine and enjoy a cash...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plaza Level Garden- Seaport Hotel
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA  02210
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Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Franklin Park Zoo. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail with treats...

Cost: See Description

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

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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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Kids of all ages are invited to participate in frightening fun, as a Boo Bash takes over Cape Cod Mall! The Haunting fun includes: Halloween arts & crafts Ghost Stories in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Rd
(Sears Court)
Hyannis, MA  02601
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
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Join The South Shore Plaza as they celebrate the Halloween season with their annual Boo Bash! This family-fun features Halloween-themed activities including face painting, arts & crafts, and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
The South Shore Plaza
250 Granite St
Braintree, MA, MA  02184
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Telephone: (781) 843-8200
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"Inside the Haunted House" by The Gerwick Puppets Saturday October 25 - Sunday October 26 Sat-Sun: 1pm & 3pm Join us for our 40th Anniversary Season: Halloween Extravaganza!...

Cost: $12 General Admission, $8 Members

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

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Visit our events page for more information (http://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events)! Admission is $7.00 for nonmembers, $6.50 for museum members. Showtimes at 1:00PM and 3:00PM on...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA  01002
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Sponsor: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Contact Name: Sandy Soderberg
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Halloween is here and Solomon Pond Mall is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo'tiful princesses to enjoy a frightfully good time!  There will be a costume parade, broom racing, a...

Cost: Free for Kidgits members. Non members $5 for a year membership to Kidgit events.

Where:
Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: Simon Malls
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Three local businesses, Harvard Sweet Boutique, Dragonflies Boutique and Serendipity, are opening their doors to the community for the Hudson Halloween Shop Hop, a festive and complimentary...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MA

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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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The EcoTarium's annual family-fun event returns on Saturday, October 25. More than a thousand pumpkins will be lit up and there will be spooky science, trick-or-treating, a free digital...

Cost: Tickets are $15 each, $12 for EcoTarium members. Children under 2 are free.

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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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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The EcoTarium's annual family-fun event returns on Saturday, October 25. More than a thousand pumpkins will be lit up and there will be spooky science, trick-or-treating, a free digital...

Cost: Tickets are $15 each, $12 for EcoTarium members. Children under 2 are free.

Where:
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA  01604
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A mixed-genre artistic collaboration created by Anna Myer and Dancers in association with North American Family Institute featuring dancers, poets, actors, and musicians from the Boston...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St.
184 Dudley St.
Roxbury, MA  02119
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Sponsor: Anna Myer and Dancers
Contact Name: Anna Myer
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Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us for lots of fun, flips & frights at New England Academy of Gymnastics' annual Parent's Night Out Halloween Party! This drop...

Cost: $35

Where:
New England Academy of Gymnastics
894 Boston Post Rd. E.
Marlborough, MA  01752
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Sponsor: New England Academy of Gymnastics
Telephone: (508)460-6324
Contact Name: Devan Smith
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The Phantom Tollbooth, By Susan Nanus. Based on the book by Norton Juster. Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC, on October 24 at 7 pm, October 25 at 1 pm and 7 pm, October 26...

Cost: $12

Where:
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Watertown Children's Theatre
Telephone: 617-926-2787
Contact Name: Deidre Purcell
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