Harvest festivals, apple fairs, and all sorts of other fall-themed fun.

Friday, October 11 

Sensory Friendly Saturday. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 9-11 a.m. Enjoy the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities and sensory friendly crafts. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3 and up $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

Little Yogis & Me Yoga and Movement. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. & 11 a.m.-12 p.m. A fun-filled yoga play featuring yoga poses, songs, and movement. For ages 1 to 4. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Story Music Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:30 a.m. A fun-filled music story-time of instrument playing, movement, and singing. For ages 0 to 4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Come outside, no matter the weather, to do a nature-based activity either in the Discovery Woods or the adjacent conservation land. Designed for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Grand Opening Celebration. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the Museum’s renovations with crafts, entertainment, and talks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $5, youths 5 and up $3, ages under 5 free. concordmuseum.org.

Van Gogh for All Family Day. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate Van Gogh with sunflower prints, morning hayrides under 1:30 p.m., painting until 2 p.m. and more. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths 3 and up $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.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, and play. Enjoy a story and activities aimed at exploring different sensory story concepts. For ages 2 to 4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.


Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Science. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-4:30 p.m. Visit the pumpkin exploration station and use your senses and curiosity to touch, float, and examine the qualities of this seasonal staple. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Beatles’ White Album Tribute. Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 8 p.m. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of rock’s biggest legends pay homage to one of modern music’s most influential albums. $69 and up. berklee.edu/events.

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Saturday, October 12 

Winchendon Fall Festival. Winchendon Center, Central St. b/w Maple and Front St., Winchendon. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join for a day of fall fun with crafters, children’s activities, a bouncy house, face painting, food, and more. Free. townofwinchedon.com.

Apple Country Fair. Town Common, Brookfield. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music, local crafters, children’s games, baked goods, raffles and an apple pie contest are all part of this small town fall festival. Free. applecountryfair.com. 

Grand Opening Celebration. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the Museum’s renovations with crafts, entertainment, and talks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $5, youths 5 and up $3, ages under 5 free. concordmuseum.org.

Ashfield Fall Festival. Ashfield Main, Main St., Ashfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy live music and dance, pumpkin games and children’s activities, a book and tag sale, and more for the entire family. Free. ashfieldfallfestival.org.

 

Harvest Festival. Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our garden campus fills with children’s activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, a farmer’s market, and more for all to enjoy. General $7, ages under 12 free. berkshirebotanical.org.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11-4 p.m. Try your hand at some fun LEGO challenges and games, and build to your heart’s content. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Howl-O-Ween. Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby St., Salem. 1-2:30 p.m. Enjoy the 5th annual parade seeing the best pets in town decked out in costumes and parading about for the Halloween celebration. Free. salemmainstreets.org.

Special Storytime: Brian Lies. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 2 p.m. Join Bria Lies as he shares ‘Got to Get to Bears’ a story of friendship in the face of a blizzard, as well as his Caldecott-Honor Book ‘The Rough Patch.’ Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Safari Matinee: Outdoor Baking. North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main St., Marshfield. 2-3 p.m. Everyone loves scones, learn what native fruits can make our scones even better. Free. massaudubon.org.

Worcester Railers vs. Adirondack Thunder. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Cheer on as Worcester’s hometown ice hockey team, the Railers, face down the Adirondack Thunder. $15-35. dcucenter.com.

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Sunday, October 13 

Grand Opening Celebration. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the Museum’s renovations with crafts, entertainment, and talks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $5, youths 5 and up $3, ages under 5 free. concordmuseum.org.

Ashfield Fall Festival. Ashfield Main, Main St., Ashfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy live music and dance, pumpkin games and children’s activities, a book and tag sale, and more for the entire family. Free. ashfieldfallfestival.org.

Harvest Festival. Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Our garden campus fills with children’s activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, a far market, and more for all to enjoy. General $7, ages under 12 free. berkshirebotanical.org.

 

Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival. Downtown Newburyport, Market Square, Water & Merrimac St., Newburyport. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come downtown as we host our 18th Annual Scarecrow Contest, handmade crafters, live music, great food, and family fun celebrating autumn’s arrival. Free. newburyportchamber.org.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Try your hand at some fun LEGO challenges and games, and build to your heart’s content. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Papel Picado. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 1 p.m. Make papel picado or ‘pierced paper’ and use colored tissue paper to replicate this Mexican art. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Mythic Winds. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy this afternoon concert performed by the Mythic Winds Woodwind Trio. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

So You Think You Can Dance Live. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7:30 p.m. Watch as the top 10 finalists from Season 16 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ perform live featuring special all-star guests. $39.50-95. thehanovertheatre.org.

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Monday, October 14 

Grand Opening Celebration. Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the Museum’s renovations with crafts, entertainment, and talks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $5, youths 5 and up $3, ages under 5 free. concordmuseum.org.

Newburyport Fall Harvest Festival. Downtown Newburyport, Market Square, Water & Merrimac St., Newburyport. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit downtown for the 18th Annual Scarecrow Contest, handmade crafters, live music, great food, and family fun celebrating autumn’s arrival. Free. newburyportchamber.org.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 10-5 p.m. Spend your holiday and get a chance to experience Yayoi Kusama: Love Is Calling, while tickets last. Free. icaboston.org.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Take a tour of the galleries exploring the Museum’s growing collection representing a broad diversity of indigenous cultural traditions, music and dance, and art-making activities. Free. mfa.org.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Bilingual Music Morning. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 10:30 a.m. Come join the dance party with Mariana Iranzi who brings multicultural and bilingual songs, music, and movement for the whole family. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $18, ages under 1 free. bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Try your hand at some fun LEGO challenges and games, and build to your heart’s content. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Composition Department Faculty Concert. David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St., Boston. 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of original works by Berklee College of Music faculty composers. Free. berklee.edu/events.