Friday, November 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 and season, and then venture out to our adjacent conservation land or Discovery Woods. Recommended for ages 2-6. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Story Music Fun. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:45 a.m. Listen to a story, sing songs, play instruments, and move your body to the music. For ages 0-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Officer Leo Storytime. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster. 10-11 a.m. Join Leominster Policy Officer Leonardo Colon as he reads a story and answers questions about his job. Recommended for ages 3-6. Register ahead. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Open Book, Open Play. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an interactive story-time in the Reading Library, followed by time to move, play, and explore art materials. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Explore and Play. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15-12 p.m. Join unstructured play time with toys and sensory experiences. For ages 2-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Backyard and Beyond: When the Moon is Full. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 2-3 p.m. Celebrate the Beaver Moon and learn about the moon and stars, grab a full moon calendar, and state a new tradition of taking a night walk when the moon is full. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Community Pajama Night. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wear your favorite pajamas and get comfortable for a cozy night of storytelling, a story walk, and celebration of Family Literacy Month. Free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Hugo Alves. Oliver Colvin Recital Hall, 1140 Boylston St., Boston. 7 p.m. Enjoy this concert combing Brazilian traditions, jazz, and film music for an original sound. Free. berklee.edu/events.

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Saturday, November 9 

Pop-Up Play Day. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Use big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground and colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components to build, collaborate, and play. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $13, youths $6, ages under 4 free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Brain Building: Printing and Stamping. Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Experience sensory stimulation while practicing fine motor and critical thinking skills. For ages 2-8. Register ahead. Free. carylibrary.org.

Everyday Engineering: Air Play. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Build creations that float and fly in a tunnel of swirling air to explore materials with a variety of properties. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Frozen Sing-A-Long. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 2 p.m. Sing along with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and all your Frozen friends during this special screening of Disney’s Frozen. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

LEGO Block Party. Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. 2-3 p.m. Drop-in and build with LEGO bricks, friends, and family. Free. carylibrary.org.

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Sunday, November 10 

Backyard and Beyond: Knife Skills with PrimiTim. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Walk in the conservation land or explore our Discovery Woods during this educational program that shows the survival skills associated with knives. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Magic by Bonaparte. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Watch astounding magic, enjoy hilarious comedy, and experience oodles of audience participation during this family magic concert. Adults $13.50, children $10.50. coolidge.org. 

Cookies and Tea with Clara. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., & 1:30 p.m. Spend a magical hour with Clara with cookies, dancing, tea, and a live reading of ‘The Nutcracker’. Register ahead. $20. thehanovertheatre.org.

 

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Monday, November 11 

Veterans Day. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Veterans Day with special activities celebrating the nation’s military history including cannon demonstrations and historical service members. Adults $28, youths $14, ages under 4 free. Service members and family free. osv.org.

Cup Towers. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-2  p.m. Challenge yourself to build a one-of-a-king tower made entirely out of cups during this exploration of everyday engineering. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.