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What’s Sprouting in Boston: February 21-27

Monday-Saturday, Feb. 21-26 Vacation Week Drop-In The Higgins Armory, a fantastic medieval museum (with other eras featured too), highlights a different time period each day. See how a knight puts on his armor, make shields, learn how to use a sword, and enjoy a variety of other workshops and activities. Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. Visit the website for the ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Feb 14-20

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Thursday, February 17 through Tuesday, Feb. 22 Providence Children’s Film Festival Film fests aren’t just for grown-ups. Programming includes live action, animation and documentaries, shorts and features, and films made by RI youth, including the films made at festival workshops. At various locations. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston: Feb. 7-13

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Saturday, February 12 Alexander, King of Jesters A Coolidge Corner regular, meet Alex, who will take you on an inspiring journey to Medieval times in his role as a colorful trickster. Enter the world of the Wise Fool and enjoy some surprises and laughs. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 280 Harvard St., ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston: Jan 31-Feb 6

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Saturday, February 5 Snow Festival You may as well embrace the snow since we have so much! Bring your sleds, snowshoes, and/or skis. Track animal prints with Boston Nature Center teachers, build snowmen and then go inside for hot chocolate and board games. Golf Clubhouse, Franklin Park Golf Course, 1 Circuit ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting this week: Jan 24-30

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Friday, January 28-February 27 The Secret Garden This popular story, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is about a young girl who has to move to the house of her absentee uncle. Exploring, she finds a long-locked garden and uncovers a family secret. Wheelock Family Theatre founders Susan ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting this week: Jan 18-23

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. January 18-23 Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23 The Wizard of Oz Not that many of you had the opportunity to see this 1939 iconic film on the big screen and it’s a pretty good guess your children never have, so don’t pass up this opportunity to see Dorothy ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: January 10-17

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon Saturday, January 15 Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band Kick off the three-day weekend with a family-friendly concert featuring award-winning children’s performer Wayne Potash and his Music Fun Band. The audience-participation shows include sing-a-longs, clapping, dancing, jumping, running and movement, with both new songs and ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Jan 3-9

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon January 3-9 Saturday, January 8 2011 Camp & Summer Expo Figure out your kids’ summer plans. The Boston Parents Paper hosts this annual event where you can meet with representatives from more than 85 day and overnight camps and summer programs. Family entertainment includes interactive games, ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting in Boston 12/27-1/2

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon Wednesday, December 29 Enrichment Treat Day Animals like to get presents too! Visit the Tropical Forest at Franklin Park Zoo to watch as several of the animals, including the gorillas, get special holiday-themed treats. They have to explore their exhibits to find special treats, such as ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting?

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. By Kim Foley MacKinnon December 13-19 Friday-Sunday, December 17-19 Cultural Survival Bazaar It may seem odd to have native artisans and fair trade companies from around the world showcasing their work in a mall, but you can combine big name shopping with unique finds. There will be art, jewelry, clothing ... Read More »