Friday, August 9 

Free Fun Friday. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, take advantage of free admission to the following: Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park; Davis Museum at Wellesley College; Hancock Shaker Village; JFK Hyannis Museum; Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists; New Bedford Whaling Museum; Old Colony History Museum; Worcester Historical Museum; The Greenway Carousel. Hours vary.

Puzzling Drop-In Day. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Come together to build a 300 piece Color-Me puzzle waiting to be completed. For ages 6 and up. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Fairyborough. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome homes, and sprite skyscrapers constructed completed out of natural materials and creativity. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Bolton Fair. 339 Seven Bridge Rd., Lancaster. 12-9 p.m. Celebrate our cultural heritage through family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences center around friends, agriculture, and creativity. Adults $10, ages 5-12 $5, ages under 5 free. boltonfair.org.

Family Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 3-4:30 p.m. Drop-in for games, building materials, and other activities for families and friends to enjoy together. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Summer Friday Nights Free. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 4:30-8 p.m. Enjoy sweet treats and explore the museum for free. Food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry accepted. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Italian Festival. Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 5-11 p.m. The yummiest Italian food selections, rides and games for kids, and music for all ages. Admission $2. http://mtcarmelfestival.org/

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Saturday, August 10

Blueberry & Peach Festival. Lanni Orchard, 294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pick your own blueberries and peaches, take a hayride around the farm, make a craft, let the children bounce in the bouncy house. lanniorchard.com.

Bolton Fair. Kalon Farm, 339 Seven Bridge Rd., Lancaster. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Celebrate our cultural heritage through family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences center around friends, agriculture, and creativity. Adults $10, ages 5-12 $5, ages under 5 free. boltonfair.org.

Art and Action for Suffrage: Family Program. Concord Museum, 52 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Explore the activism and debate around women’s suffrage, design your own political buttons with pithy slogans and striking graphics, and more in celebration of 100 years of women’s right to vote. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $5, youths $4, ages under 5 free. concordmuseum.org.

Fairyborough. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome homes, and sprite skyscrapers constructed completed out of natural materials and creativity. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Show Your Strength Day. SAC Park, 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Mass.-based nonprofit Umbrella for Infants hosts their second annual festival. Celebrating the strength of families with babies in the NICU, participants can join in an array of strength-based activities. Event also includes a kid zone, food, and raffle baskets. Free. umbrellaforinfants.org.

Italian Festival. Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 12-10 p.m. The yummiest Italian food selections, rides and games for kids, and music for all ages. Admission $2. http://mtcarmelfestival.org/

The Music Man, Jr. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. The Hanover Theatre Pre-Teen Youth Summer program presents this adaptation on Meredith Wilson’s award-winning musical, featuring seventy-six trombones, as a conman arrives in River City, Iowa. $15. thehanovertheatre.org.

Especially for Me: Evening for Families with Deaf, Hear of Hearing, or KODA Children. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 5-8 p.m. A special evening of exploration, play, and learning, with ASL interpreters available and dinner provided. Register ahead. Free. discoveryacton.org.

Family Film Festival: Smallfoot. Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston. 6 p.m. Enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, giveaways, and this animated flick discovering what happens when a Yeti finds out that small-footed beings do exist. Free. prudentialcenter.com.

Gloucester Block Party. Main Street, Gloucester. 6-10 p.m. A portion of Main Street closes off for live music, street performers, al fresco dining, children’s activities and more. Something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Free. http://www.gloucesterblockparty.com/

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Sunday, August 11 

Blueberry & Peach Festival. Lanni Orchard, 294 Chase Rd., Lunenburg. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pick your own blueberries and peaches, take a hayride around the farm, make a craft, let the children bounce in the bouncy house. lanniorchard.com.

Bolton Fair. Kalon Farm, 339 Seven Bridge Rd., Lancaster. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate our cultural heritage through family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition, and educational experiences center around friends, agriculture, and creativity. Adults $10, ages 5-12 $5, ages under 5 free. boltonfair.org.

Fairyborough. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome homes, and sprite skyscrapers constructed completed out of natural materials and creativity. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Yoga in the Park: Kids. deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln. 10:30-11 a.m. Get moving as a family during this outdoor yoga class for all ages. Recommended for ages 3 to 12. Registration encouraged. Member children free; nonmember children $5. deCordova.org.

Italian Festival. Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 12-6 p.m. The yummiest Italian food selections, rides and games for kids, and music for all ages. Admission $2. http://mtcarmelfestival.org/

MAKEmobile. deCordova Sculpture Park & 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, ages 12 and under free. deCordova.org.

Special Storytime: Renee Kurilla. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join illustrator Renee Kurilla as she shares her new book ‘Right This Very Minute,’ a delicious celebration of food and farming. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.