Friday, March 25, 2011

Sat. March 26 and Sun. March 27 Family Fun in Massachusetts

What's everyone doing this weekend with the "fam"? Here are some ideas...
Saturday 26
Debbie & Friends Special DVD Release Concert. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. 10:30 a.m. A$10, C$8.

Book, Video, Audio Sale. Fountain of Blessing Ministry at People's Church
56 S. Main St., Ashburnham. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thousand of books, videos, CDs and more for sale to benefit local food pantries. .25 each or $2 a bag. 978-297-1894,

Gardening Book Swap. Tower Hill Botanic Garden,  11 French Dr., Boylston. 1 – 4 p .m. Bring your gardening books and journals in good condition and choose a few new ones you can use. Admission fees apply:

For Parents Puppet Slam. The Puppet Showplace Theatre, Brookline. 8 p.m. Your opportunity to witness some of the most out-there, wild, and wildly creative puppetry for adults and teenage audiences anywhere. An amazing artistic achievements plus there are cookies and brownies! $15 general admission; $13 St.  617-731-6400,

30th Annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show. Duxbury High School. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Features 50 quality dealers sponsored by the Duxbury Boosters with all proceeds to go to Duxbury High School athletics. Home baked goods table. Luncheon available. A$7. Also Sun., March 27, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival. Grafton Municipal Center
30 Providence Rd., Grafton. Friday, 7 – 9 p.m plus artists reception & awards on Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; performances & exhibits on Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m. Hundreds of pieces of art  judged by a prestigious panel of judges on display. Children's art activities and artist demonstartions. A$3, C (ages 5+) $ 

Maynard Family Association’s Kid Gear Tag Sale. Boys and Girls Club
212 Great Rd., Maynard. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Done with all the baby clothes?  Or maybe it’s time to weed through your children’s books and toys.  Are you looking for some sports equipment for your ever-growing little one? Come shop or sell your goods. Spots are $20NM. To reserve a spot, contact Alannah Gustavson at or visit

FREE Crafts for Kids. Lakeshore Learning Crafts, Newton and Saugus. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Held every Saturday for kids ages 3 and up.

Magnet Play. Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St.,Providence, RI. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Kids investigate the playful power of magnetism by experimenting and sculpting with a marvelous array of magnets.  Ages 3 – 11. $8.50pp. 401-273-5437, Also March 27.

101 Dalmatians.  Apple Tree Arts at Southgate Retirement Home, 30 Julio Dr., Shrewsbury. Fri. March 25 and Sat. March 26 at 7 p.m. Also Sun. March 27 at 2 p.m.
Featuring young students from grades two to five. A$8, Sr.$5, C $5, C under 4, FREE. 508-839-4286,

Sunday 27

Rube Goldberg Design Challenge with Olin College! The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Drop-in 1 to 4 p.m. Science Discovery
Can you engineer and build a complex machine to plant and water a seed? The Olin College Engineering Discovery team thinks you can!  Join them to design and test a multi-step fun/silly solution! Also discover how the properties of sand, soil, and water behave in surprising and unexpected ways when they are at the nano scale during this NanoDays program.
$10.50pp.  978-264-4200,

Talking about Words and Pictures with Mo Willems. Eric Carle Picture Book Art Museum, Amherst. 11:30 a.m.  Join The Carle’s bookseller, blogger, and book-lover, Andy Laties as he engages picture book artists and authors in conversation about their beginnings and their books.

Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival. Grafton Municipal Center
30 Providence Rd., Grafton. See  March 27 for details.

FREE Family Music Makers Jam! Little Bits Toys, 21 Main St. Natick. 3 p.m. Sing, dance and play instruments with Miss Carrie from Family Music Makers! Enjoy an engaging hour of hands-on musical activities designed to delight the whole family! 781-235-3210,

101 Dalmatians.  Shrewsbury. See March 27  listing for details.

Family Fun Day. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. 1 – 4:30 p.m. All ages. Explore the many amazing works of art on view in the newly reopened “Art Since the Mid-20th Century” Galleries. Art-making activities, games, performances from the Worcester Children's Chorus and much more! C under 17 FREE.

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