In addition to our regular calendar listings that you can find at baystateparent.com, here are some extra ones that bsp gathered this week. Have fun this weekend!!! baystateparent
Two Events especially good for preteens and teens!
PSYCHED! Mission Hill, an alternative rock
band from Boston, is coming to Goodale Park in West Boylston on Sat., June 26, 7 p.m.Kids are free. Adults are $10. Mission Hill is opening for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Gillette Stadium on July 24 and performed at the Kiss 108 concert this May. It's a great chance to see a GREAT band in a family-friendly, affordable setting. Check out Mission Hill at www.myspace.com/missionhillband
It's Twilight Night at the Clayground, 65 James St., in Worcester on Friday, June 25th, 6 to 9 p.m. A $5 refundable reservation is required (Your deposit will be deducted from your balance the night of the event). More info: 508-755-7776
Other Fun Events for Family:
Friday, June 25th: Spongebob SquarePants at the Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Team. Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
1 Fitton Ave., Worcester, MA 01610, 7:05 p.m.
Adults are $6; Seniors, $10, and Children: $5, $10 508-792-2288
Free Shuttle to the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All rides are first come first serve. The Zoo says, "If you’ve made every excuse in the book as to why you can’t visit the state’s wildest attraction (located in your own backyard, mind you!), we’re no longer taking 'no' for an answer! Grab your friends and family and hop on a shuttle for a complimentary ride to Franklin Park Zoo, located a mere 5 miles outside of the city. This is a great opportunity for tourists or those without a car (and those too lazy to take the bus or T!). Be sure not to miss the brand new Aussie Aviary, a free-flight, interactive experience, and our new giraffe feeding station."
PICK-UP/DROP-OFF INFO:Trinity Place @ St. James, adjacent to the Copley Fairmont Plaza Hotel, Back Bay; Washington Street @ Avery, in front of BiNA Osteria, Downtown Crossing
*Please look for the attendant with Zoo signage at each location.
*Shuttles will drop off guests at same pick-up location.
*Estimated ride time is 15 to 20 minutes.
Free with regular paid admission. 617-541-5466 and zoonewengland.org/zoobus
FREE - Nature in Action, Story & Song. Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. Sat, June 26, 1 p.m. Explore the wild and crazy side of natural science with Jackson Gillman, the Stand-Up Chameleon. “Nature in Action, Story & Song” is a rollicking adventure into the lives of wild things of all different stripes, scales, wings and fur. There will be plenty of opportunity for the whole family to stomp, swim, fly, and sing along!
The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church Concert Series presents Hickory Strings in concert on Sunday, June 27 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held in the stone church located at 9 Upper River Street across from the Brookfield Common.
Hickory Strings blends musical influences from around the world into a unique brand of modern American chamber music. Their unique sound includes elements of classical, jazz, African, klezmer, bluegrass, Celtic, folk, pop, and funk. Hickory Strings music has appeared in films and on public radio. The noted group consists of three musicians including founding members Geoff Brown on guitar and mandolin, and Mark Whitaker on banjo, as well as upright bassist Gian Pangaro. To hear sample recordings visit hickorystringsmusic.com.
The event is open to the public. Suggested donation is $10; $8 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.