Friday, July 26 

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

Made in the Shade Storytime. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11 a.m. Join in Bobbie’s Meadow for an interactive story-time under the apples trees with blankets provided. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Family Yoga. Worcester Public Library: Roosevelt Branch, 1006 Grafton St., Worcester. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled yoga and mindfulness morning featuring guided meditation, breathing techniques, and special exercises. Free. mywpl.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Pop-Up Adventure Playground. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 1-3 p.m. Use your imagination with provide cardboard, rope, pulleys, art supplies, and more to build and enjoy a Pop-Up Adventure Playground where kids call the shots. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Outdoor Family Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 3-4:30 p.m. Enjoy family games and activities outside by our Winnie the Pooh statues. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Summer Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Explore the Discovery Woods and museum for free, and enjoy treats from the VeeBop’s Ice Cream truck. Food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Free Friday Flicks: Bumblebee. Hatch Shell, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston. 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, enjoy free games, and watch as Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California town and hides as a yellow VW bug. Free. wbznewsradio.iheart.com.

The Music Man. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Families will get a hoot during this classic musical comedy following a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons a small Iowa city with the promise of organizing a band. $20. thehanovertheatre.org.

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Saturday, July 27 

Play Date: Pattern Play. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy family time together in our exhibition ‘Less is a Bore,’ create your own patterns and designs with our visiting artist, and head outside to create sketches. Free with youths. icaboston.org.

WAM Stroller Tours. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy a docent-led guide throughout the museum’s galleries, followed by an age-appropriate story and light refreshments. Designed for ages 0 to 3 and siblings. Free. with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, ages 4-17 $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

The Music Man. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Families will get a hoot during this classic musical comedy following a fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, cons a small Iowa city with the promise of organizing a band. $20. thehanovertheatre.org.

3rd Annual Kids Day. Mothers’ Rest Field, Carson Beach, South Boston. 3 p.m. Cheer on during this annual triathlon for kids as youngsters and youths participate in a Kids Splash and Dash, Fun Run, and more for all to enjoy. Prices Varies, cheering and fun run free. bostontri.com/event/kids-race/.

Family Film Festival: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, giveaways, and this animated adventure following Wreck-It-Ralph and Princess Vanellope as they venture into the internet. Free. prudentialcenter.com.

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Sunday, July 28 

5th Annual Blueberry Festival. Charlton Arts & Activities Center, 4 Dresser Hill Rd., Charlton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy live music, an afternoon animal show, pie eating contests, henna tattoos, face painting, and plenty of strawberry treats, during this fantastic summer celebration. Free. charltonarts.org.

Special Sundays in the Studio. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 12-5 p.m. Join in the art studio to explore new materials and try a different project. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Intro to Orienteering. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 12-2 p.m. Learn about or test your skills of orienteering as you work through orienteering map challenges ranging in difficulty in our beautiful backyard. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

MAKEmobile. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 1-3 p.m. Take your imagination for a spin with activities that explore artistic and material processes through amusing prompts and challenges. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $14, youths 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

28th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival: Kids Day. Simon Center for the Arts, Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Dr., Falmouth. 2-4 p.m. From Cape Cod’s summer baseball league to humpback whales, enjoy four short documentaries for kids to enjoy in the midst of the Woods Hole Film Festival. Adults $14, youths 12 and under $5. woodsholefilmfestival.org.