What's Up This Weekend

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Friday, April 13 

Stuffed Animal Story Time. Leominster Public Library, 30 West St.,Leominster.10-10:45 a.m. Bring your favorite stuffed pal to the library for songs and stories. Recommended for ages 18 months to 3 years. Free. leominsterlibrary.org.

Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton.10-10:45 a.m. Participate in a nature-based activity on the weather and season and explore either the Discovery Woods or the conservation land adjacent to the Museums. Designed for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, children under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Saturday, April 14

Family Farm Fest.Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy the spring arrival of baby animals and prepare for the planting of the fields, during this time to visit lambs, chicks, and piglets, watch farm work, and try your hand at some spring cleaning. Through Sunday. Free with admission. Adults $28, youths ages 4 and up $14, ages under 4 free. osv.org.

Preschool Story and Nature Hour: Wind as a Pollinator.Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton.10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy an hour of nature-themed fun with your youngster, through a storybook, craft, and walk on the trails. For ages 2.5 to 5. Register ahead. Member children $3, nonmember children $4, adults free. massaudubon.org.

In the Nick of Time: Family Concert. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.,Amherst. 11 a.m. Enjoy Nick Deysher’s delivery of music for all drawing on influences from The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Paul Simon for a high-energy celebration filled with clever lyrics and cheerful tunes. $5. carlemuseum.org.

Around the World Adventures: Africa.Worcester Public Library: Main Branch, 3 Salem Sq.,Worcester.11 a.m.-12 p.m. Come discover the amazing world through crafts, music, movement, and food. Recommended for ages 4 to 7 and families. Free. mywpl.org.

Tinytropolis.Discovery Museum, 177 Main St.,Acton.11a.m.-3 p.m. Come visit the Mini City with a Big Future. Design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity over the course of April Vacation.Through Sunday, April 22nd. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, children under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.

Special Storytime: Amy Maranville and Tim Palin. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd.,Amherst.2 p.m. Author Maranville and illustrator Palin join us as they share stories capturing India’s heritage in Hanuman and the Orange Sun and Hanuman Moves a Mountain about a bright, young girl hearing stories herself. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $9, youths $6, ages under 1 free. carlemuseum.org.

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester.Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.,Boston.8 p.m. Celebrate the music of the 1920s and 1930s with elegance, verve, and humor, as Weimar-era cabaret music is brought passionately back to life onstage. $30-65. berklee.edu/events.

Sunday, April 14 

Carmen. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St.,Brookline. 10 a.m. The Royal Opera House screens one of the best-known operas brimming with love and fascination for the titular character, as it has been performed more than 500 times in Covent Garden, London. $23. coolidge.org.

Spring Community Day. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St.,Worcester.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Connect with your inner hero or villain during the  annual spring community day, featuring programs, demonstrations, and activities. Free with admission. Members free; nonmember adults $16, youths ages 4 to 17 $6, ages under 4 free. worcesterart.org.

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race.Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton.11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. A one mile run up and down historic Heartbreak Hill on the eve of the Boston Marathon. Register ahead. Free. newtoncommunitypride.org.

Peter Pan with Live Musical Accompaniment. TCAN: Center for Arts, 14 Summer St.,Natick.4 p.m. Enjoy the silent film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, joined with live music. Members $10, public $12. Natickarts.org.