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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 »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids’ Shows

Magic by Scott Jameson Sunday, February 27th @ 10:30 a.m. Come see the show audiences are calling “superb!”, “A blast!”, and “heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson at the Coolidge for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked ... Read More »

Lots and lots of dots!

Ever feel like everyone around you is going dotty? You’re not wrong – dots are one of many classic graphic patterns being revived in recent years to inject some nostalgic charm into clothing, décor, and other products for kids and adults. Here’s a little polka dot trivia – and a few products that will help you get on the spot! 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 »

St. Valentine and the wonder of February 14th

I openly admit that I am infatuated with Valentine’s Day. It’s my dad’s fault. Every February 14th, he left work early and made “his girls” an amazing four course, gourmet dinner. I fondly remember the carrots cut to look like hearts, chicken cordon bleu with red toothpicks, chocolate boxes filled with gold trimmed truffles, and all the sparkling grape juice ... 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 »

Delectable Fudge Brownies

A few weeks ago, I was hunting the web for a new brownie recipe and I found this on the King Arthur Flour website. I was intrigued by the unusual method, so I tried it. The resulting pan of brownies was easily the best I’ve ever made. The additional step of heating the butter and sugar didn’t require much extra ... Read More »

Go pink this year

To every thing there is a season, to every time there is a purpose, and to every year there is a Pantone. Each year, designers agree on an approved color and – you guessed it – pink is the proclaimed color for 2011. This isn’t just any pink, though. It’s honeysuckle pink, chosen because of its ability to attract not ... Read More »

No more nursing

I never expected to nurse my son for two and a half years. Both my daughters lost interest by around 18 months, and I figured he’d follow suit. But 18 months came and went and he was still interested. Very interested. His first three-word sentence was “Nurse other side!” As time went on, his enthusiasm never waned. Nursing a verbal ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Theatre Kids Shows

The Muppet Movie Sunday, February 6 @ 10:30 a.m. They’re irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible. They’re the Muppets! — starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song . . . and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for ... Read More »