Winter Weekend Family Fun

Author: one tough job

Family events happening across the state

BOSTON METRO

Event: Boston Public Market

Date: Saturday, March 17

Location: 100 Hanover Street at Haymarket Station, Boston MA

Website: https://bostoncentral.com/events/boston-public-market/p43105.php

Time: 8AM- 8PM

Description: Locally-sourced yearlong market in the nation, houses over 37 permanent vendors, runs hands-on training out of a demo kitchen, and offers free and low-cost fitness programming.
The children's area features stuffed animals, books, crayons, and kid-friendly furniture. And unique designs of Lobstah Rockah furniture can be found throughout the market.

Source: Boston Central

Event: PJ Library Books and Blocks Drop-In Playgroup

Date: Friday, March 16

Location: 145 Hartford Street, Natick MA 01760

Website: https://bostoncentral.com/events/parent/p51042.php

Description: Calling all little-ones ages 0-5. Come with your caregivers to our FREE FRIDAY
drop-in program where you will sing, play, bounce, and giggle!

We will have baby and toddler friendly activities and snacks, as both the children and their
grown-ups build connections and lasting friendships.

Source: Boston Central

NORTHEAST

Event: XYZT: A journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM – Salem

Date: Exhibiting until April 22

Time: 9:30- 10:30AM

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/xyzt-journey-4-dimensions-pem-salem

Description: XYZT is an immersive art exhibition comprised of 10 interactive virtual environments generated using math and physics models. In a darkened gallery, guests use their own movement and gestures to interact with light in a series of digital landscapes inspired by nature. Specific sensations, such as walking in the grass or putting your hands into the sand, are transposed into abstract, sensory encounters with lines, dots and letters.

Source: Northshore Kids

Event: Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Date: Friday-Sunday, March 16-18

Time: 10:00AM- 5PM

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/robots-and-beyond-exploring-artificial-intelligence-mit

Description: The world’s first AI research group began at MIT in 1959. Today the Computer Science and AI Lab, CSAIL, is the largest laboratory on campus. Robots and Beyond is a behind-the-scenes look at the inventive concepts and processes that lead MIT’s AI labs to great contributions in areas including medicine, underwater exploration, and entertainment.

Learn about tele-operated surgical robots, robotic legs, and socially intelligent humanoid robots that interact with their environments in human-like ways. See prototypes and other media that trace the evolution of some of MIT’s resident robots, including Kismet, Cog, and RoboTuna.

Source: Northshore Kids

Event: Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 3:30-4:30PM

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/arts-and-crafts-little-ones-colleen-apostolos-marsh

Description: Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.

Source: Northshore Kids

Event: STEAM Team at Joppa:3D Printing and Design

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 4-5:30PM

Location: Joppa Flats Education Center

Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/steam-team-joppa-3d-printing-and-design

Description: Creating a Design for 3D printing. In this second class we will review the basic skills learned previously and apply them to an assembly based project. We will learn more about current 3D projects and learn bit more about the machine.

Source: Northshore Kids

METROWEST

Event: Family Playgroup

Date: Friday, March 16

Location: 77 Nason Street, Maynard MA 01754

Website: https://bostoncentral.com/events/parent/p45218.php

Description: The Maynard Family Network is excited to offer two playgroups this year. Children ages 0-4 are welcome at our weekly Play Time!

From mid-October through April the Maynard Family Network Playgroup is held indoors at the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley to let kids let off steam with free play while parents socialize. Bring toys, soft balls and small riding toys to share! (Please no toy weapons) During warm months, playgroup meets informally at local playgrounds and back yards.

New Baby Group (0-12 Months) - Fridays 9:15am-10:00am

Toddler Play Group (1-4 Years) - Fridays 10:00am - 11:00am

Source: Boston Central

SOUTHEAST

Event: South Shore Children’s Museum Free Entry Friday

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Location: 1775 Washington Street Hanover, MA 02339

Website: https://ssboston.macaronikid.com/events/5a4b0e8403a88254dc5c8cca/free-entry-friday

Description: Drop by the South Shore Children's Museum for open play. There will also be an Irish Step Dancing performance at 11 AM. Admission is free today thanks to Eastern Savings Bank.

The South Shore Children's Museum is an American history museum where children and adults can learn through play! Memberships are available.

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Winter Wildlife Fun- Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Date: Saturday, March 17

Time: 7:30AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Martins Lane Hingham, MA 02043

Website: https://ssboston.macaronikid.com/events/5a426d6e9f0f1f1ed572ea64/winter-wildlife-fun-pine-cone-bird-feeders

Description: Join World's End to venture out and collect the supplies to make your own pine cone bird feeders.

Source: Macaroni Kid

CENTRAL

Event: Springfield Museums Exhibit: Jack and Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House

Date: Friday-Saturday, March 16-17

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Location: The Springfield Museums, 220 State Street, Springfield MA

Website: https://springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/jack-jackie-kennedys-white-house/

Description: this exhibition explores the legacy of the Kennedys as promoters of art, culture, and elegance. Twenty-seven iconic photographs of the first family by Richard Avedon, on loan from the National Museum of American History, anchor the exhibition, providing a glimpse into the Kennedys’ personal life while also documenting their public image. Avedon was the only photographer who was allowed to take official photographs of Kennedy, Jackie, and their children, Caroline and John, between the time that he was elected in 1960 and Inauguration Day. He took this series of photos for Harper’s Bazaar on the same day the U.S. ended ties with Cuba.

Source: Springfield Museums

CAPE AND ISLANDS

Event: Toddler Time

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 10:30-11:30AM

Location: 56R School Street Oak Bluffs, MA 02568

Website: https://capecod.macaronikid.com/events/59f3755ea9a306532b05e99f/toddler-time

Description: Songs and a story just for busy walking toddlers and their caregivers.

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Music and Movement Playground

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Falmouth Library, Falmouth MA 02540

Website: https://capecod.macaronikid.com/events/59f20d07fd56eb53da1c64ec/music-and-movement-playgroup

Description: Come play some of the library's many board games. Prizes and snacks too!

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Public Skating- Falmouth Ice Arena

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 7:40PM-9:00PM

Location: 9 Technology Park Drive East Falmouth, MA 02536

Website: http://falmouthicearena.com/

Description: Public Skating - Falmouth Ice Arena

Source: Macaroni Kid

Event: Family Fun- Board Games

Date: Saturday, March 17

Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

Location: Hyannis Library, 401 Main Street Hyannis MA 02601

Website: https://capecod.macaronikid.com/events/59f213b4f5c233501e504321/family-fun-board-games

Description: Come play some of the library's many board games. Prizes and snacks too!

Source: Macaroni Kid

BERKSHIRES

Event: Steam (Becket)

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 9:30- 11:30AM

Location: Becket Washington Preschool, 12 Maple St. Becket, MA 01223

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5a0c4374890e5e5bb045ff77/steam-becket

Description: Did you ever think that some things are too hard to do at home with your kids? We will give you fun, easy and not to messy ways to
practice STEAM at home with your child/children. Join us for an hour of great fun!

Source: Berkshire Family Focus

Event: Skip and Dip

Date: Friday, February 9

Time: 10:00AM- NOON

Location: 15 Crissey Road Great Barrington, MA 01230

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5a5e6aee8223974cafcbf862/skip-dip-great-barrington

Description: FREE high energy fun at Berkshire South! One hour of SKIP in the gym & one-hour of DIP in the pool! Geared for families with children 0-5 years. Gym time includes tumbling, balls. hoops and more. Come ready to run, climb and play with friends.

Source: Berkshire Family Focus

Event: Fun with Fine Arts

Date: Saturday, March 17

Time: 10:30AM

Location: 1087 Main St. Housatonic, MA 01236

Website: https://berkshires.macaronikid.com/events/5aa071303a2afb2ae0d5b566/fun-with-fine-arts-housatonic

Description: Reading, arts & crafts for the under fives.

Source: Macaroni Kid

FRANKLIN

Event: Mother Goose on the Loose

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 10-11AM

Location: Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street, Greenfield

Website: http://franklincc.chambermaster.com/events/details/mother-goose-on-the-loose-12-01-2017-4917

Description: Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library. Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time. No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

Source: Franklin County Massachusetts

Event: The Wizard of OZ

Date: Friday, March 16

Time: 7PM-10PM

Location: Frontier Regional High School, 113 North Main Street, South Deerfield

Website: http://franklincc.chambermaster.com/events/details/the-wizard-of-oz-9781

Description: Frontier Regional School is proud to announce their second annual musical, The Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum’s classic tale of a young girl’s trip over the rainbow. The story has been an American classic for decades, and now it comes to the Frontier stage. Directed by David Peck, with Music Direction by Max Sherrill and Choreography by Melissa Strelke.

Source: Franklin County Massachusetts

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