Saturday: Looking for outdoor activities for the family? Pearl Hill State Park in West Townsend is hosting a winter carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event boasts nature walks, cross-country skiing, snowshoe treks, winter survival and ice fishing demonstrations, children's games and more. Children can meet Smokey Bear and enjoy stories around the campfire with goodies. For more information or directions call 978-597-3553 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday: Do you have a child who yearns to be a paleontologist? Take in a performance at the Puppet Showcase Theatre in Brookline today at 1 or 3 p.m. In this puppet production, children find out what life was like millions of years ago as a dinosaur scientist. The show's hero is O.C. Marsh, who is searching for Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brontosaurus, and other dinosaurs. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8, tickets are $9.50 each.
While tickets are sold at the door, the show's theatre is small and typically holds about 100 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit www.puppetshowplace.org/index.html. For reservations, call 617-731-6400; they are not available via Internet.