Friday, November 29 

Green Friday. Trustees Sites, various locations. Skip the shopping mall and spend the day outside as all Trustees’ outdoor properties offer free admission Properties from the Berkshires to the Cape will host family fun activities, like story walks, guided hikes and tours, artist markets and more. Free. thetrustees.org. 

Stories and a Craft. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 10-10:45 a.m. Enjoy a morning of stories and crafting. For ages 0-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your imagination and we’ll supply the LEGOs as we have some LEGO fun with games, challenges, and plenty of bricks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Holiday Happenings. Springfield Museum, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with us during this day of activities and holiday fun, including a Mount Crumpet Derby, gingerbread creation display, photo booth, and afternoon appearance by the Grinch. Free with admission. Adults $25, youths $13, ages under 3 free. springfieldmuseums.org.

Go Home Tiny Monster. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Puppets, live music, physical theater, and joyously absurd silliness come together as a family of creatures must find a new home after a storm. Members $12, nonmembers $16. puppetshowplace.org.

Wampanoag Nation Singers & Dancers. JFK Presidential Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance with full audience dance. Register ahead. Free. jfklibrary.org.

Sensory Play Storytime. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Look, listen, touch, and play during this story and activity time exploring different sensory concepts. For ages 2-4. Free. newtonfreelibrary.net.

Word Play with Center Dance Studio. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Register ahead. Free with admission. Adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

FINAL FAT Chain Reaction. Rockwell Gymnasium at MIT, 120 Vassar St., Cambridge. 1-4 p.m. Celebrate the final Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction, as contraption after contraption triggers the next. Advance $13.50, youths $5; day-of $15, youths $7.50. mitmuseum.mit.edu.

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. See the story of ‘The Little Matryoshka’ come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets in a family friendly performance. Members $4.50, nonmembers $5. carlemuseum.org.

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sit back and watch the original 1965 movie following the Von Trapp family, with lyrics of all the songs on screen so you can join in when inspiration strikes. $12.50-17.50. regenttheatre.com.

Family Autism Night. Children’s Museum of Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. 4-6 p.m. An evening of private playtime with sensory-friendly activities for families to connect with their children who are on the Autism Spectrum. For ages 10 and under. Register ahead. Free. cmeaston.org.

Quadrangle Lighting. Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. 5-7 p.m. Join Santa Claus and the Grinch, ride a fanciful train, enjoy holiday music performances, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies during this lighting display celebration. Free. springfieldmuseums.org

The Nutcracker. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 7 p.m. Kick off your holiday season with a spectacular treat for the whole family, during this ballet performance of ‘The Nutcracker’. $32-44. thehanovertheatre.org.

Railers vs. Growlers. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Watch as the Worcester Railers take on the Newfoundland Growlers during this hockey game perfect for families. $15+. dcucenter.com.

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Saturday, November 30 

Play Date: Tell Me A Story. Institute of Contemporary Art: Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of family fun, featuring pop-up talks, afternoon family tours, and more. Free with children. icaboston.org.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your imagination and have some LEGO fun with games, challenges, and plenty of bricks. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Picture Book Theatre presents The Littlest Matryoshka. Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst. 11 a.m. See the story of ‘The Little Matryoshka’ come to life by Picture Book Theatre using large string puppets in a family friendly performance. Members $4.50, nonmembers $5. carlemuseum.org.

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 12 p.m. Sit back and watch the original 1965 movie following the Von Trapp family, with lyrics of all the songs on screen so you can join in when inspiration strikes. $12.50-17.50. regenttheatre.com.

Winter Night Light. Town Common, Belchertown. 12-7 p.m. Celebrate the season with food, singing and the lighting of the Christmas tree. more info

Go Home Tiny Monster. Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Puppets, live music, physical theater, and joyously absurd silliness come together as a family of creatures must find a new home after a storm. Members $12, nonmembers $16. puppetshowplace.org.

The Nutcracker. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Kick off your holiday season with a spectacular treat for the whole family, during this ballet performance of ‘The Nutcracker’. $32-44. thehanovertheatre.org.

Southbridge Tree Lighting & Parade. Main St., Southbridge. 4 p.m. Watch the parade from Elm St. to Main St., then see the tree light up on the common at 5 p.m. Pictures with Santa, crafts and games, hot cocoa and cookies and live music. Free. more info

Railers vs. Indy Fuel. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 7:05 p.m. Watch as the Worcester Railers take on the Indy Fuel during this hockey game perfect for families. $15+. dcucenter.com.

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Sunday, December 1 

Backyard and Beyond: Winter Tracking with PrimiTim. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join primitive expert Tim ‘PrimiTim’ Swanson to learn and practice the ancient skill of tracking. Register ahead. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Hanukkah at WAM. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy candy dreidels, origami, games, menorah games, food, story times, and more during this celebration of the Jewish holiday of light during the darkest time of the year. Free. worcesterart.org.

LEGO Zone. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring your imagination and try your hand at some fun LEGO challenges, games, or free-space play. Free with admission. Members free; nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

An American Tale. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 10:30 a.m. Fievel journeys from Russia to turn-of-the-century America in this animated quest and the adventures of a courageous little mouse. Adults $9.50, children $7.50. coolidge.org.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 1 p.m. Come in costume for a festive screening of the Julie Andrews-led musical movie ‘The Sound of Music’ with lyrics right on screen. Adults $15.-17.50, children $12.50-15. regenttheatre.com.

The Nutcracker. The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Kick off your holiday season as the Hanover Theatre Nutcracker Orchestra and fantastic dancers bring to life the classic story of Clara on a Christmas adventure after being gifted a nutcracker. $32-44. thehanovertheatre.org.

Wachusett Jazz Holiday Favorites. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 2-3 p.m. Join the Wachusett jazz Group as it plays an assortment of Christmas and Hanukkah favorites in the Renaissance Court. Free. worcesterart.org.

First Fridays Artswalks. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. 5-8 p.m. Enjoy free admission during extending hours to one of Berkshire Museum’s many exhibitions as part of the Cultural Pittsfield’s First Fridays Artswalk. Free. berkshiremuseum.org.

Charlton Tree Lighting & Christmas Parade. Town Common, Charlton. 5-8 p.m. Caroling on the common at 5 p.m. followed by the Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. from CVS to the common. Watch Santa light up the town's tree. Free. more info.