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What’s Up This Weekend

What’s Up This Weekend

Friday, July 27 

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Friday. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Come outdoors to explore a nature-centric activity based on the weather and season. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Family Fun Afternoon. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 3-5 p.m. Drop by this afternoon for a time to spend quality time with your family and other patrons, during a day of activities and games. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

Summer Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Enjoy an evening to explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night, during this summer celebration when food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry are accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Watch live as dancers and singers perform this staging of the Tony Award-winning musical from the minds of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman bringing the Disney classic to life. Through Saturday. $18. thehanovertheatre.org.

 

Yellow Submarine: 50th Anniversary Release. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ classic animated film, during this truly unmissable event screening. Adults $15, children $12.50. regenttheatre.com.

 

Saturday, July 28 

Lanni Orchards Blueberry Festival. 294 Chase Rd., Route 13, Lunenburg. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A delicious weekend festival featuring PYO berries, hayrides, playland, cotton candy, food, crafts and more. Through Sunday. Free admission.

Hay Bale Hangout. Appleton Farms, 299 County Rd., Ipswich. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aweekend Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms for farmyard meet and greets, hands on activities, and all day learning stations and picnic space. Member children $5, nonmember children $10. thetrustees.org.

 

Play Date: Creating Hope Together. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy art-making projects, gallery games, harborside family yoga, and work together on a large-scale sculptural collage during this day of fun. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, youth free. icaboston.org.

 

Special Storytime: Casey Robinson. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join author Casey Robinson in reading her book following Iver and his good friend Ellsworth, a rooftop bear, as they venture in a search for a new somewhere. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard. 2-4 p.m. Join on the Fruitlands hillside for a kite making craft that will inspire outdoor play for the whole family. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $15, youth 5 to 13 $6, ages under 5 free. fruitlands.org.

 

Wonderstruck. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2:30 p.m. Enjoy this film interlacing two stories set fifty years apart, following a young girl in 1927 and a recently orphaned boy in 1977. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

 

Especially for Me: Evening for Families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA Children. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. Come explore the museum and Discovery Woods for a night of fun, with ASL interpreters on hand and dinner. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.

 

The Block. Downtown Beverly, 248 Cabot St., Beverly. 5:30-9 p.m. Join Beverly Main Street during this downtown street party, featuring live bands throughout the night, and plenty of food sold by local restaurants. Adults $5, youth free. beverlymainstreets.org.

 

Wonder. Prudential Center, South Garden, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Enjoy the Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival through children’s activities, giveaways, entertainment, and gather on the South Garden for a showing of this family-flick starring Julia Roberts about the power of love. Free. prudentialcenter.com.

 

SONG & Celebration. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester. 8 p.m. Join us for an evening of fantastic music, and dancing to benefit orphaned children. $35-50. mechanicshall.org.

 

Sunday, July 29 

Blueberry Festival. Charlton Arts & Activities Center, 4 Dresser Hill Rd., Charlton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  A summer celebration where blueberries are just the start of the fun! Enjoy a full day of fun activities, delicious food, live music, cooking and bake-offs and a visit from Animal Adventures. Admission is free. charltonarts.org.

Summer Sundays: Juggling. Francis William Bird Park, 41 Rhoades Ave., East Walpole. 3-4 p.m. Experience a high-energy, family-friendly comedy and juggling act during this gravity-defying performance, with ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy on hand. Register ahead. Member families $9, nonmember families $15. thetrustees.org.

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