Friday, October 4 

Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 9:30-10 a.m. Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory, fun, workout. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

 

Book Corner with Mary Westgate. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30 -11 a.m. A fun, music-filled story-time with Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s Mary Westgate, as she reads from a selection of braille picture books. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

 

Family Yoga. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a fun, energizing yoga session specifically designed for young children and grown-ups together. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

 

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

 

Stars Over Springfield. Springfield Museum, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 7:30-9 p.m. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory or a planetarium show if overcast. $3. springfieldmuseums.org.

 

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Saturday, October 5 

Apple and Agriculture Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of color as interpreters harvest fruit, make cider, and plow and prepare fields. Adults $25.50, youths 4 and up $11.50, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair. Pedestrian Mall, Essex St., Salem. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Listen to live music, enjoy historic Salem, and explore some of the best crafters in the area as we celebrate the season for all ages. Free. salem-chamber.org.

Beyond the Spectrum: Marvelous Masks. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn about the importance of masks in many cultures, from ancient Egyptian mummies to modern Halloween costumes, and enjoy an artmaking activity for children on the autism spectrum. Register ahead. $9. mfa.org.

Zumba Kids. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Kids and adults join in a short family-friendly Zumba class combining exercise and fitness with the dance styles of cumbia, salsa, merengue, and reggaeton. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Safari Matinees: Building ‘Leave No Trace’ Fires. North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main St., Marshfield. 2-3 p.m. A naturalist teaching guests how to make campfires without disrupting the natural world around us. Free. massaudubon.org.

Sounds of Liberation: Benefit Concert. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 7:30 p.m. World-renowned artists Krishna Das, Ani Choying Drolma, and Lama Tenzin Sangpo come together for an evening of Kirtan and Tibetan Buddhist chant and music to benefit the reconstruction and support of monasteries and nunneries in Nepal. $45-150. berklee.edu/events.

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Sunday, October 6 

 

Apple and Agriculture Days. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of color as interpreters harvest fruit, make cider, and plow and prepare fields. Adults $25.50, youths 4 and up $11.50, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair. Pedestrian Mall, Essex St., Salem. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Listen to live music, enjoy historic Salem, and explore some of the best crafters in the area. Free. salem-chamber.org.

First Sunday. Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy free admission all day to explore the galleries. Free. museumofrussianicons.org.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Mola. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 1 p.m. Make Mola, the Panamanian fabric art as part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

 

Molly of Denali Bookfest. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 2-4 p.m. Test your knowledge of Alaskan animals, make a beaded bracelet, take pictures in front of the Denali Trading Post and more. Free. wgbh.org. 

The 8-Bit Big Band. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 7:30 p.m. This 33-member jazz/pops orchestra presents an unprecedented ‘big band’ performance of original arrangements of popular video game music. $27-75. berklee.edu/events.