Maple Days, an Irish Dance performance, Arms & Armor Demonstrations and more!

Friday, March 8

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a nature-based activity based on the weather of the season either in the Discovery Woods or out on the adjacent conservation land. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Preschool Story and Nature Hour: Ice Age. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an hour of nature-themed fun with your youngster. Read, make a nature craft to take home, and walk on one of the sanctuary’s beautiful trails. For ages 2 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4, adults free. massaudubon.org.

Sensory Storytime. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Look, listen, touch and play as we enjoy a sensory story-time and activities to explore different concepts. For ages 2 to 4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Ralph Breaks the Internet. Worcester Public Library: Tatnuck Branch, Roosevelt Branch, Goddard Branch, and Burncoat Branch, Worcester. 4 p.m. Watch this adventure following the Wreck It Ralph team as they escape the arcade room and through the internet on an amazing adventure. Free. mywpl.org.

Saturday, March 9

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a taste of the season, smell wood smoke and maple syrup, and enjoy tree tapping and sugaring. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths 4 and up $14, ages under 3 free. osv.org.

Little Groove. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Play instruments, dance, sing, and groove to songs about playtime, sleep-time, trains, planes, rainbows, pigs, and more during this educational music experience. Adults $13.50, children $10.50. coolidge.org.

The Greene-O’Leary School of Irish Dancers. John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day through both contemporary and traditional styles of Irish dance. Free. register ahead. jfklibrary.org.

Arms + Armor Demonstrations. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. A fun interactive program where you can learn about different kinds of arms and armor used by Roman soldiers, Medieval knights, and beyond. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths 4-17 $6, ages under 3 free. worcesterart.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Winter Survival Workshop. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Our expert survivalist Tim ‘PrimiTim’ Swanson will cover basic shelter building, wild edibles, fire starting, and more during this fun class. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Minni of Boston DesignShop: Tiny Houses. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 2:30-4 p.m. Budding decorators and designers take on the tiny homes trend through crafting, and learning. For ages 6 to 10. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Especially for Me: Free Autism-Friendly Evening. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. Come join in all the fun and explore the Museum during this special evening just for families with members on the autism spectrum, with dinner provided. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Sunday, March 10

Maple Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Get a taste of the season, smell wood smoke and maple syrup, and enjoy tree tapping and sugaring. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths 4 and up $14, ages under 3 free. osv.org.

The Sleeping Beauty. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10 a.m. Ballet brings to life the tale of the cursed Princess Aurora as she falls into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. $25. coolidge.org.