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What’s Up This Weekend

What’s Up This Weekend

Friday, June 1 

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing, move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Flower Power Week: Backyard and Beyond. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Look at the flora at this adapted Forest Friday program for a nature-based activity based on the weather, the season, and floral fun. Designed for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Spin Art. The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. 10-11 a.m.See what colors you will use to make a special spiral piece of art. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9, children under 1 free. childrensmuseumineaston.org.

 

First Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Free admission to explore the museum at night. Non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry, and Open Table of Concord and Maynard accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.

 

2 Saturday

WGBY’s Asparagus Festival. Hadley Town Common, Russell St., Hadley. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Come get crafty, enjoy Curious George, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, PBS Kids games and story-times, plenty of food, live music, and more as a celebration of the season. wgby.org/asparagus.

 

Families @ WAM Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the Museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour, as you hear fun facts, stories, and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Free. worcestart.org.

 

Accessible Recreation Fair. Herter Park/Artesani Playground, Brighton. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A free, fun-filled day celebrating accessible outdoor recreation in Massachusetts State Parks.Family-friendly, accessible, and inclusive activities include: cycling with an assortment of adaptive cycles, hiking and letterboxing with all-terrain wheelchairs and walkers, face painting and kite decorating, golf and other equipment demonstrations, bubble blowing and games, music and dancing, and much more. Free. www.mass.gov/dcr/universal-access.

 

Wildflower Seed Balls. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in and keep celebrating flowers by making some wildflower seed balls for a gift or to plant at home and watch wildflowers bloom in your own yard. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

ICA Harbor Market. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by the ICA Harbor Market, an artisan takeover of the museum’s first floor, catch live music harborside, and enjoy the warm weather. Free. icaboston.org.

 

Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Learn all about different kinds of arms and armor used by knights and soldiers from Ancient Rome to the Medieval era in this fun interactive program. Free. worcesterart.org.

 

MakeSpace Fun: Balls & Ramps. The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. 1-3 p.m. Explore the pull of gravity and engineering skills with balls and ramps. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9, children under 1 free. childrensmuseumineaston.org.

 

Black Panther. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-4 p.m. Follow the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda as it is challenged by two enemies and championed by the hero known as Black Panther. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

11th Annual Blues After Hours. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an all-star musical tribute and charity concert celebrating the vibrancy of blues music. $28 advance, $32 at door. regenttheatre.com.

 

3 Sunday

Springfest. Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset St., Dover. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A daylong celebration of the farm and spring, including kids’ crafts, farm tours, local food and beverages, live music, a pie-eating contest, animals, and more. Register ahead. Members $9, families $15; nonmembers $15, families $25. thetrustees.org.

 

Artbarn: The Adventures of Captain Starblaster. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Join the Traveling Geese Touring Company of Artbarn Community Theatre as they blast off to outer space and present this action-packed sci-fi spoof that packs a hilarious punch. Adults $13, children $10. coolidge.org.

 

Nature and Nurture with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Explore the great outdoors, sing songs, take a nature walk, read a story, or make a craft. Designed for ages 2 to 4. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Touch a Truck. Hopkinton High School Parking Lot, 90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. A fun-filled day with over 50 construction, service and emergency trucks for kids to see and touch, as well as tasty treats from over 10 food trucks. Activities including Princess Belle, face painting, a water activity, bubble popping, trackless train rides with Roaming Railroad, and more. Adults $8, children $5, under 1 free. hopkintonpubliclibraryfoundation.org.

 

Time Traveling Stories. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1 p.m. Join Multi-Arts on a time traveling theatrical adventure, meet Angela Palmer, a brave African-American girl who was saved from slavery with the help of others. Free. carlemuseum.org.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic. Stevens-Coolidge Place, 92-128 Andover St., North Andover. 1-3 p.m. A story time, picnic, crafts, bubbles, and scavenger hunt all with your favorite stuffed friend. Register ahead. Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. thetrustees.org.

 

MakerSpace Fun: Spin Tops. The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. 1-3 p.m. Have a spiraling time with spin tops. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $9, children under 1 free. childrensmuseumineaston.org.

 

Hands-On History. Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Rd., Concord. 1-4 p.m. Participate in an afternoon for kids and families to learn together through hands-on demonstrations, activities, and crafts. Free with admission. Members free, nonmember adults $10, youths $5, children under 6 free. concordmuseum.org.

 

Over the Fields & Through the Dell Scavenger Hunt. Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, 2468 Washington St., Canton. 2-4 p.m. Pick up a checklist and hunt through riddles, a drawing or two, and looking over and around the bend for a few hidden treasures. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. thetrustees.org.

 

Mount Mineral Music Festival. Mount Mineral Rd., Wendell. 2-10 p.m. A sweet one day festival in the hills, where families and friends can come together in a harmonious environment to enjoy music, arts, and culture for world music and roots reggae. Adults $20, youths 11 and up $10, ages under 11 free. mountmineralmusicfest.webs.com.

 

Family Hike to the Great Blue Heron Rookery. Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Cardinal Ln., Groton. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hike to a rocky outcropping that provides an eye-level view of an active great heron rookery, as we our expert guide teaches you how to spot herons, beavers, muskrats, and other wetland creatures. Register ahead. Member adults $7, children $4; nonmember adults $9, children $5. massaudubon.org.

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