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What’s Up This Weekend

What’s Up This Weekend

Friday, June 8 

Make a Mess: Foamy Fun. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4:30 p.m. Join us as we experiment and create unique, foam-tastic works of art using shaving cream and bubbles. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Saturday, June 9 

Transportation Festival. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Join us as nearly 100 automobiles from 1946 and earlier are displayed on the common, with wagon rides and more taking guests around the village. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths $14, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

 

Caribbean Coast at Stone Zoo. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come be immersed in the sights and sounds of the Caribbean to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit, the Caribbean Coast, featuring imaginative and interactive experiences, crafts, and steel drums. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $17.95, children ages 2 to 12 $11.95, children under 2 free. zoonewengland.org.

 

Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults and kids work together to follow clues around the grounds and museum buildings, while earning fun facts before claiming prizes. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, children ages 5 to 13 $6, children under 5 free. fruitlands.org.

 

Family Yoga Class. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Learn and connect with your loved ones during games, age-appropriate poses, breathing exercises, and simple mindfulness activities. For ages 3 to 12 with caregivers. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

Family Concert Series: Mr. Liam. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11 a.m. Join the Northampton Community Music Center in this celebration of family, as Mr. Liam of the duo The Big Littles joins us for an energetic show filled with drums, ukulele, puppets, and comedy. $5. carlemuseum.org.

 

Sundae Fun-Day. Minton Stable Community Garden, 110 Williams St., Jamaica Plain. 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the coming of summer with ice cream and more, make JP Licks sundaes, get face your painted, play lawn games, and mingle with neighbors and friends in a beautiful garden and park. Rain date Sunday. Register ahead. Members $3, nonmembers $6. thetrustees.org.

 

Spy Kids. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Watch as two kids must rescue their parents as they discover the secret spy-craft that had been hidden from them until now. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

Monster Jam. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. 2-3 p.m. The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. This marks the 5th consecutive year Monster Jam has brought the action-packed race to the home of the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. Tickets start at $15. monsterjam.com

 

Everyday Engineering: Build a Bubble Wand. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4:30 p.m. Drop-in and try your hand at building a bubble wand that’s a cube or a pyramid and discover some fascinating bubbles. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

7th Annual New Bedford Jazz Festival. Pier 3, Fisherman’s Warf, New Bedford. 2-7 p.m. Enjoy music, art, food, and the perfect summer day during this tented event highlighting the best the region has to offer in the many genres of live Jazz. $25, youth 15 and under free. newbedfordjazzfest.wordpress.com.

 

Sunday, June 10 

Beat the Heat with Art. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10-11:30 a.m. Escape the heat and make art during this morning workshop filled with making collaborative art, art that moves, and art that cools. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Member children $10.20, nonmember children $12, adults free. carlemuseum.org.

 

Dairy Day. KITCHEN at Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come celebrate Massachusetts dairy farmers and dairy producers, taste locally made cheeses, milk, ice cream, and more. Register ahead. Members $72, nonmembers $90. thetrustees.org.

 

Itty Bitty Adventures: Fields and Meadows. South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Ln., Norwell. 1-2:30 p.m. Explore the very special ecosystems that can be found at the Science Center. Members $10, nonmembers $13, caregivers free. southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.

 

Paint the Gardens. Stevens-Coolidge Place, 92-128 Andover St., North Andover. 1-3 p.m. Paint in the gardens with step-by-step instruction for painting en plein air. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Register ahead. Members $36, nonmember $45. thetrustees.org.

 

Classical Guitarist Francisco Roldan. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Join guitarist Francisco Roldan for an afternoon of Latin American music. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

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.

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