Friday, March 26, 2010

Family Fun Finder for March 26 - 28

Here are the new events baystateparent just received for the weekend (and more events follow so be sure to scroll down):

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is at the Seaport World Trade Center this weekend. They are having a new feature, The Garden of Cakes, by some of the region's top professional cake artists. See the latest designs from well-established Boston bakeries as well as the work of smaller, more boutique-oriented shops on the leading edge of cake design. Tickets are: $20.00 for Adults; $17.00 for Seniors (65 and over)
$10.00 for Children (6 to 17); Children under 6 are free
Tickets available onsite or online. All admission prices include an official Show Souvenir Program.

Kids'Theatre Natick
March 26-28, 2010: Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical. Natick Drama Workshop, theater "by kids for kids" for 50 years. Wilson Middle School, 22 Rutledge Road
Natick, MA. Time(s): Fri. 7:30 / Sat. 1:00 & 5:30 / Sun. 2 p.m. Fairytale characters pop off the page and into the day of a real life bunch of high schoolers in this hilarious and musical fantasy. What would you do if the Woodsman, the Wolf, the evil stepsisters and Little Red Riding Hood came to your school unexpectedly?
Adults $7, Children, $5. 508-647-6530,

Fair in Groton
Sat., March 27: Spring Artisan/Craft Fair. Shop for unique gifts and seasonal décor at the Union Congregational Church of Groton’s fifth annual Spring Artisan/Craft Fair on Saturday, March 27, from 9 am to 2 pm. The fair will showcase the talents of local artisans and crafters. Offerings will include pottery, wooden rabbits, artwork in several mediums, home décor, painted glassware, embroidered clothing and gifts, baby items, pet products, jewelry, herbs, Groton Minutemen Lanterns, SQUGS and so much more. Refreshments and a delicious lunch will be available, as well as goodies to go. All vendor spaces are taken. Free admission. Union Congregational Church of Groton is located at 218 Main Street (Route 119) on the corner of Willowdale Road.

Egg Hunt in Westborough

FREE Egg Hunt, Fun Day and "One Ton" Food Drive,Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Rd
Westborough. Rain or shine! Over 2000 eggs, free hot dogs, moonwalk, games, crafts & more. Everyone is welcome and all events are free. We are asking everyone who can to bring non-perishable food items to benefit local food banks. Tanya @ (508) 870-0001 ext 102,

Friday 26

Build It! Children’s Discovery, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m. LEGO building for toddlers! Bring your imagination to build, stack, and sort using our enormous collection of DUPLOS. Construct your own architectural wonder or work together to build a museum-community sculpture. $9 admission to one museum or $13 dual admission.

Pajama Parties at Franklin Park Zoo. One Franklin Park Rd., Boston. 7 - 8 p.m. Pajama Parties after the Zoo closes! Registrants for this family-friendly program will receive special late entry to Franklin Park Zoo, a night-time snack, special story time, a craft project, and an upclose encounter with one of our animals! Confirmation and instructions will be sent upon registration. The Cuddly Creatures-themed Pajama Party will be held in the Meeting Barn classroom. This program is for families with children ages 3-8. The cost is $8 per participant, $4 for each additional participant. To register or for more information call 617-989-3742. $8 PP, $4 for each additional participant.

Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival. Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival committee, 30 Providence Rd., Grafton. (through March 28). Friday 7 – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Student work from Kindergarten through High school is displayed and judged and selected students are awarded savings bond certificates. Free family and childrens' activities will be available in addition to the Art Exhibit. There will be wonderful music and dance performances during the entire weekend on the stage at the Municipal Center gymnasium.Pre-registration is encouraged as there are limited slots available for workshops. Friday reception $5, Saturday and Sunday tickets $3. Under 4, free. 508-887-9969,

Bitty Bear’s Story Time. American Girl. Natick Collection. 10:30 a.m. It’s story time with the Bitty Bunch! Preschoolers and their parents can hear a reading of Bitty Bear’s Story Time, then enjoy an art activity and tasty treats. Reservations required. For girls 3 and up. $10 PP. 877-247-5223,

Homeschool Programs at Wachusett Meadow – Build a Nesting Wreath to Attract Birds. Mass Audubon at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd., Princeton. 1 – 3 p.m. Look at the collection of birds' nests and then gather some nesting materials outside so that you can build a wreath that will bring birds into your own yard. Some materials, such as feathers, moss, dog fur, and lint will be provided. This program is free for adults with child. C $12. 978-464-2712,

Preschool Story Hour – Salamanders Migrate. Mass Audubon At Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy an hour of fun with your youngster, focusing on nature. Read a book, do a craft activity, and go for a walk with Teacher-Naturalist Chris Eaton $10 Fee includes adult/child pair. $ 2 per additional child. 978-464-2712,

Saturday 27

Nature Tails. Children’s Discovery, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 and 10:30 a.m. Come meet a female naturalist from The Blue Hills Trailside Museum! Learn a memorable nature lesson through a story and the presentation of a live animal. Appropriate for children ages 4-6. $9 admission to one museum and $13 dual admission.

FREE Storytime & Craft. The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 11 a.m. Spring cleaning-help us clean out the craft closet and enjoy stories & crafts from last year.

Wear the World - From Junk to Jewelry. Hands on 4 Kidz, 44 Main St, Gardner. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Girls in grades 4 and 5 will discover themselves and their friends as they journey around the world in jewelry. Do you have what it takes to design your own ring? Did you know that opals are nature's own mood ring? $ 8 per girl. 800-462-9100 x3604,

Woolapalooza. Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Rd., Lincoln. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate Drumlin Farm’s sheep with fiber, food, and fun! See traditional sheep shearing, watch border collies heard sheep, and purchase a lunch made with Drumlin Farm meat and veggies! Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 781-259-2206 or at the door. A $10, C $8, uder 2, free.

Full Moon Owl Prowl for All Ages. Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. (Rt.16), Natick. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Come with the whole family to learn how to locate and identify owls. Learn about their calls, behavior and habitat. Search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl. A $ 12, C $ 8. 508-655-2296.

Fit Kids Jamboree. Newton Community Service Ctr., 492 Waltham St., Newton. 9 - 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 2 – 4 p.m. An opportunity to experience fun athletic games, make healthy snacks, enjoy craft projects and more. Parents learn tips to help their children be active and healthy. No cost to adults who accompany a paying child. $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. 617-935-9856,

FREE Crafts for Kids! Lakeshore Learning Store, 230 Needham St., Newton. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. My Puppet Pal. A playful puppet… decorated with lots of crazy collage materials like buttons, stickers, feathers and more! Also at 352E Broadway, Saugus. 617-969-1171 or 781-233-3770,

Indigenous Birds of Prey. Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 11 a.m. – Noon and 1 – 2 p.m. Come to Plimoth Plantation for two chances to meet Natasha Hawke, a licensed falconer, and educator. She will be delivering a presentation on the art and sport of modern day falconry (hunting with hawks and other raptors) as well as a quick overview of some raptor anatomy, habitat, predators, and facts. In addition, guests will discover how these birds are still a very important part of Native culture today. Best of all, there will be a live hawk and a falcon for all to meet. This presentation is geared to all ages, and questions are welcome. This is a ticketed event for Plimoth Plantation museum visitors. Tickets: A$6, C (6 – 12)$4, under 5, free.

Being Two Moms Brunch. Mothers & Company, 140 Worcester St., West Boylston 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Cloth Diaper Workshop, 1 – 3 p.m. Call to register for either program. 508- 835-6666.

Sunday 28

Face Painting Fun. Children’s Discovery, 177 Main St., Acton. 10 a.m. Be a butterfly, a tiger, or anything else you can imagine as we decorate your face. Free with admission. $9 admission to one museum and $13 dual admission.

NanoDays Celebration. Science Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. Drop-in 2 – 4:30 PM (Also March 30 and 31). A nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Discover the exciting world of nanoscale through hands-on activities. From gecko feet to nano fabrics, learn how materials have unexpected properties at the nanoscale. Find the nano in your everyday life and learn why scientists and engineers hope nanotechnology can solve problems - from energy efficiency to medicine. Free with admission. $9 admission to one museum and $13 dual admission.

Special Sundays. The Eric Carle Museum Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Rd, Amherst. 1 – 4 p.m An additional art activity in the back of the Art Studio. Always a surprise and sometimes messy, so bring a smock! Free with admission. A $9, C (1-18) $6, under 1, free, family $22.50. 413-658-1100,

Folk Arts. Lunenburg Teen Ctr., 15 Memorial Drive. 1 – 4 p.m. Folk Arts have existed in all cultures throughout time. They reflect the stories, myths, and symbols of a culture. In this workshop girls in grades 6-12 explore some of the many facets of folk arts with some hands on crafts. Learn about fairy tales & folk tales and design your own along with a piece of folk art based on your story. Sponsored by Art to Gogh and Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. $11 Per girl. Lynn at 800-462- 9100 x3604 or email

FREE Rebecca Crafts & Activities. American Girl. Natick Collection. 2 – 4 p.m. Girls can make the crafts Rebecca Rubin would have loved! At this free event, girls can create three crafts inspired by the stories of our newest historical character: a charity box, a photo frame, and a carousel horse. Bring your camera to take your girl’s photo in front of an illustrated backdrop featuring Rebecca! For girls 8 and up.

Rebecca’s Movie Fun Day. American Girl. Natick Collection. 4:30 p.m. Join the celebration and learn about Rebecca’s love for acting and the movies. Enjoy a delicious meal together and a keepsake memory booklet to help commemorate this special day. Reservations required. For girls 8 and up. $26 PP (gratuity not included). 877-247-5223,

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