Friday, August 3
Music with Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing, as you 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.
Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Join a nature-based activity based on the weather and season. Head outside no matter the forecast. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Library LEGO Fun. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-12 p.m. Become a LEGO inventor as we build with LEGOS using your imagination. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.
Free Fun Friday at the Carle. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come celebrate picture books with art activities, films, music, and special story-times with authors/illustrators Jessi Sima and Jeff Mack. Free. carlemuseum.org.
11th Annual Boston Green Fest. Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Sq., Boston. 12-6 p.m. Enjoy local food trucks, an EcoBazaar, artist performances, and fun activities and games for the entire family. Through Sunday. Free. bostongreenfest.org.
Jazz String Painting. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 4-5 p.m. Make unique works of art using string, as we find inspiration from jazz music. For ages 5 to 8. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
Summer Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. A night of exploration as food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry are accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Little Shop of Horrors. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 11:59 p.m. Watch this cult classic musical film, following Rick Moranis as he confronts a wicked plant from outer space, and featuring Steve Martin, Bill Murray, and Jim Belushi. $12.75. coolidge.org.
Saturday, August 4
Redcoats and Rebels. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers, as well as canon demonstrations, martial music, drills, music, 18th-century baseball and more fun. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths 4 and up $14, ages 3 and under free. osv.org.
Meet the Farmer. Chestnut Hill Farm, 9 Chestnut Hill Rd., Southborough. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Stop by and meet the farmers who grow all of our delicious food, as we participate in fun activities, and learn all about the farm. Free. thetrustees.org.
LEGOLAND Boston Kids vs. Grown Ups. Legoland Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Boston. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Compete for household bragging rights. Kids and grown-ups can show off their building skill in a bricktastic creativity battle with one grand prize winner being named at the end of the month. The winner will receive ultimate bragging rights, a private build session with a Megan Amaral, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston’s Master Model Builder and a LEGO® trophy.
Saturdays and Sundays in August. Free with admission, $14.95-$29.95. boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.
Families @ WAM Tour. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11 a.m. Explore the Worcester Art Museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour, as you hear fun fact, stories, and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Free. worcesterart.org.
Beyond the Spectrum: Color, Texture, and Shape. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore the relationship between color, texture, and shape to create unique visual artworks, before we create marbled paper collages during this adventure in art for children on the Autism Spectrum. For ages 8 to 12. $9. mfa.org.
Open Farmyard. Land’s Sake Farm, 90 Wellesley St., Weston. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Join Land’s Sake Educators on the Farm for weekly activities include stories, picking and planting in the Education Garden, exploring the Chicken Coop and more! Drop-in program for young children and caregivers. Activities are geared for ages 2.5-7, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Donations welcome. Free. landssake.org.
Aladdin Jr. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Discover a ‘Whole New World’ with this Disney classic and its Broadway musical as performed by the Starlight’s Youth Theatre of actors ages 7 to 17. Members $6.50, nonmembers $7. carlemuseum.org.
Everyday Engineering: Cup Towers. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop-in and challenge yourself to build a one-of-a-kind tower made entirely out of cups. Explore everyday engineering. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.
Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. A fun interactive program to learn all about different kinds of arms and armor used by everyone from Roman soldiers and Medieval knights. Free. discoveryacton.org.
Jumanji. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Watch siblings and a wild Robin Williams as they attempt to finish a game that comes to life and begins invading the real world. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.
India Day. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Join the India Society of Worcester during this celebration of the ‘Colors of India’ featuring dances, food, kids activities, shopping, and more. Free. iswonline.org.
Massachusetts Pirates vs. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Join the resident Massachusetts Pirates during this final regular season home game of the National Arena League. $7. dcucenter.com.
Sunday, August 5
Little Tree Huggers. Stevens-Coolidge Place, 92 Andover St., North Andover. 1-3 p.m. Find inspiration through ‘The Lorax’ and ‘The Giving Tree’ and create your very own giving tree in the gardens, enjoy truffula tree snacks, complete a scavenger money, and wear a Lorax mustache. Register ahead. Member children $5, nonmember children $10, adults free. thetrustees.org.
Gregory Groover Negro Spiritual Project. Jazz at the Fort, Highland Park, 20 Fort Ave., Roxbury. 5 p.m. Join Berklee College of Music graduate Gregory Groover Jr. in this performance of negro spirituals and original compositions. Free. berklee.edu/events.
Family Film Festival: Moana. Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Join Magic 106.7 during this outdoor showing of the Disney animated flick Moana, with entertainment, children’s activities, and giveaways. Free. prudentialcenter.com.