Friday, May 11
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity following the weather or the season on the day. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Trucks, Tractors, and Tools. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln. 3:30-5 p.m. Search for trucks, tractors, and tools all over the farm and see the important jobs they do and enjoy a hayride. For ages up to 8. Register ahead. Members $13.50, nonmembers $16.50. massaudubon.org.
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 6 p.m. Enjoy fun interactive games, brand new songs, life-sized puppets, and a fully immersive theatrical experience during a lovely day when Peppa is playing outside with her friends, while Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George. $34-59.50. Thehanovertheatre.org.
Saturday, May 12
Native & Wildflower Plant Sale. South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Choose from Native species, wildflowers, plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and more, plus kids’ activities and learning opportunities. Free. southshorenaturasciencecenter.org.
Community Garden Planting Party. Worcester Public Library: Tatnuck Branch, 1083 Pleasant St., Worcester. 10-11 a.m. Plant kale, chard, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and basil seedlings for this year’s community garden. Free. mywpl.org.
Family Yoga Class. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. The family yoga class features cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, and relaxation. For ages 3 to 12 with caregivers. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Around the World Adventures: Asia. Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq., Worcester. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Discover our amazing world through crafts, music, movement, and food. Recommended for ages 4 to 7. Free. mywpl.org.
Everyday Engineering: Balls and Ramps. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Design, build, and test out some simple tracks and mini rollercoasters, make straightaways, loop-da-loops and hills out of tubing and cardboard to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Mother’s Day at the Manse. The Old Manse, 269 Monument St., Concord. 12-4 p.m. Make a masterpiece for mom, use stone walls, flowering trees, and other signs of spring to inspire you to create a masterpiece for Mother’s Day. Through Sunday. Member adult/child pairs $5; nonmember adult/child pairs $10. thetrustees.org.
A Bug’s Life. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Enjoy this Pixar-led film following a courageous ant and a band of misfit bugs, as they rescue others from cruel unflinching grasshoppers. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Special Storytime: Aaron Becker. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker as he reads from A Stone for Sascha, his first picture book following the conclusion of his best-selling Journey trilogy. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths over 1 $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
Library LEGO Inventors. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Try your hand at a LEGO STEM challenge card. For grades K through 6th. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate mom through a day filled with events, including demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances. Mothers free, adults $28, youths ages 4 and up $14, children under 4 free. osv.org.
Mother’s Day Garden Party & Tea. Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, 2468 Washington St., Canton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate Mom in style through garden games, floral bouquet teas and lite bites, and a photobooth for picture to share. Register ahead. Member adults $10, children $5, families $25; nonmember adults $15, children $10, families $40. thetrustees.org.
Marmee’s Mother’s Day Party. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrate Mom with this Little Women themed Mother’s Day Party, as we listen to a live reading of excerpts, make a craft, try on period dress, play historic games, and enjoy live fiddle music. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, children ages 5 to 13 $6, children under 5 free. fruitlands.org.
Woodland Fairy Workshop. Rocky Woods, 64 Rocky Woods Reservation Entrance, Medfield. 1:30-4 p.m. Join monthly to build a tiny fairy house for some woodland critters, with materials provided to create a fairy house to take home and an opportunity to learn the basics of fairy house construction. Register ahead. Member children $24; nonmember children $30. thetrustees.org.
Special Storytime: Samantha Berger and Mike Curato. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join real-life best friends Samantha Berger and Mike Curator for a special story time followed by a found object studio art project inspired by the mixed media illustrations in their new book. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths over 1 $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.
Heading Home. Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 2 p.m. Join during this stirring underdog chronicle of the unexpected triumph of Israel’s national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Members $12, nonmembers $14. mfa.org.
Newton Family Singers in Concert. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Join the Newton Family Singers for an afternoon concert. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition Winners Recital. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 3 p.m. Watch as the pianists from grades 9 through 12 present the best of area artistry, showcasing the beauty of sound through the next generation of players. $10. natickarts.org.