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Family Fun for the Week of 1/13 - 1/19

posted Jan 15, 2014, 9:21 AM by Joel Villegas


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Monday, January 13, 2014


Snowflake? Snowflake? Where fore art thou snowflake? What on earth kind of weather is this? Frigid Polar Vortex temps followed by rain and 55 degrees in Boston in January? Can this be? Never fear. Our "real weather" is bound to arrive sometime. This week we celebrate the memory of Martin Luther King Day with a slew of fun and educational events for kids of all ages. 




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Family Fun for the Week of 1/13 - 1/19

Guard Up Sword and Adventure Classes - Display Image

Sword & Adventure Classes: Complimentary 2 Week Membership - Burlington
We help your kids 'unplug' from the computer and become actively involved in exciting and educational adventures that grow their self confidence, sense of responsibility, and enduring optimism. Programs and Birthday Parties for ages 4 and up (adults included). Summer camps in Reading and Burlington. Visit our website to try a free 2 week trial and see for yourself.

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MLK Day Open House at Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
The Museum opens its doors on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to celebrate his legacy. Join us for a day of celebration with fr-ee general admission for all. Highlights include films, art activities, and performances.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Tosca: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Opera - Cambridge
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's 7th Annual Semi-Staged Opera, Music by Giacomo Puccini - Libretto by Luigi Illica. Join us for this unique opera experience.
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Belmont World Film's 11th Annual Family Festival - Belmont & Arlington 
Ten animated and live action film programs from around the world - many of them US or New England premieres - for people of all ages at the Studio Cinema, Belmont and Regent Theatre, Arlington. Online tickets&festival passes available or at the theater box offices. 
Friday, January 17 - Monday, January 20, 2014

Dinosaur Walkabout - Cambridge
Pick up your Dinosaur Walkabout map at the front desk to explore the museum in search of real specimens and scientific evidence for a dinosaur world more amazing than anything you might have imagined.
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 - Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Kids Saturday Studios at the Community Art Center - Cambridge
Drop in Art Making and Play Room for kids during the winter at the Community Art Center. Bring your kids ages 9 mos+ for some indoor fun.
Every Saturday from Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 25, 2014

February Vacation Basketball Clinic - Mansfield and Byfield
Behn Basketball conducts three day clinics focused on shooting technique, ball handling, passing, rebounding, plus team offensive and defensive play. A great way to keep your game in shape.
Tuesday Feb 18 - Thursday Feb 20, 2014

O-shogatsu Japanese New Year Festival - Boston
Welcome the New Year 2014 and bring in good luck with TAIKO drums, SHISHIMAI lion dance, MOCHI rice pounding, TAKO kite making & more
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Boston Harbor Islands Winter Wildlife Cruise - Boston
Bring your binoculars and explore the winter bird and wildlife in and around Boston Harbor. The cruise will travel to the outer islands and Hingham Harbor with narration provided by park rangers and bird experts.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

National Model Railroad HUB Division Model Train Layout - Wenham
Train enthusiasts! See the NMRA HUB Division's premier room-size model train layout. Be sure to visit the the museum's model train gallery featuring railroading artifacts and 10 model train layouts that all operate at the push of a button.
Saturday Jan 18 - Monday Jan 20, 2014

North Suburbs

MLK Day Full Day Adventure: Storm Beneath the Surface - Burlington
Join us for this Full Day Adventure on January 20th, 9am-3pm (Extended Day from8:30am – 6pm). Foam swords provided. Pre-registration required. Please bring a nut-fr-ee lunch.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Winter Olympic Adventure exhibit at Wenham Museum - Wenham
Come to the museum to learn about the Olympic tradition, their maps, and different countries' flags. Play some winter sports scaled down for inside the gallery and design your own Olympic mascot
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014

The BostonCentral Great Ski Ticket Giveaway 
BostonCentral is excited to announce that we're giving away 8 ski lift tickets to Stowe Mountain Resort  That's a whole weekend of skiing for a family of four! We'll be drawing a lucky winner at the end of January.  It's super easy to enter...

New England Quilt Museum: Quilt Japan - Lowell
The New England Quilt Museum is the only Northeast venue to showcase these award-winning quilts from the international competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors' Association.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jan 16, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014

National Theatre 50th Anniversary Theatrical Special - Rockport
From its early golden period under the leadership of Laurence Olivier at the Old Vic theatre to its now iconic building in London, the National Theatre is home to Britain´s finest theatrical talent.
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014

UMASS Lowell Hockey: River Hawks vs. Maine - Lowell
Hockey East rival Maine makes their only visit to the Tsongas Center of the season in this Friday night matchup. For tickets call Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell Box Office:(978) 934-5738
Friday, Jan 17, 2014

South Suburbs

Year Round Weekly Family Flea Market - Raynham
New England's largest weekly flea market in operation for over 35 years.Crafts, collectibles Bargains and fun A great way to spend a SundayHundreds of vendors both indoors and out
Every Sunday from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Family Snowshoe Walk - Norwell
Bring the family and your snowshoes for a winter adventure in the Science Center´s woods and fields. We´ll look for animal tracks, learn about evergreen plants, and then come inside for hot cocoa.
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

Stellwagen Day - Norwell
Stellwagen Day offers children the opportunity to learn about the whales, the fish and the rest of the sea life in Massachusetts´ very own national marine sanctuary.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

MLK Day at The Children's Museum in Easton - Easton
Children and families will celebrate diversity and participate in service-learning activities commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Fun with Paint - Easton
Explore the many different ways to create art using paint on Tuesdays beginningJanuary 21 from 10 to 10:45 am with us at The Children´s Museum in Easton.
Every Tuesday from Jan 21, 2014 - Feb 11, 2014

West Suburbs

SteveSongs Concert and Pajama Party - Lexington
Two SteveSongs Pajama Party Concerts return to Temple Emunah Come clad in your most stylin' jammies and dancing slippers and get ready to move and groove to the family friendly music of acclaimed SteveSongs.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:00am & 1:00pm

Matt Roberts: Laughs & Illusions - Arlington
Different. Funny. Astonishing. Don't miss the chance to be a part of Matt's one-of-a-kind, interactive magic show Children and adults of all ages will be in hysterics, as audience members become STARS of the show.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

The Jason Bishop Magic Show - Newton
Prepare to be amazed by Jason Bishop. He is an international award-winning illusionist whose breathtaking show features stunning and original state of the art magic, mesmerizing sleight of hand, and exclusive grand illusions.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Snowshoe Tour at deCordova Sculpture Park - Lincoln
Take a guided tour of the Sculpture Park after a snowshoe lesson by a trained Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) instructor.Total time is approximately 90 minutes.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

'Green Eggs and Ham' Musical Story Hour - Belmont
Powers Music School faculty members narrate the classic book 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss with interactive musical numbers - a great introduction to classical music for kids
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Josh & the Jamtones Concert - Newton
Temple Shalom Nursery School presents Josh & the Jamtones on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20, 2014. Josh Shriber and his 4-piece band will perform songs from their new CD, 'Bear Hunt.'
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Children of the World Doll Works - Arlington
Celebrate the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by making a doll from anywhere in the world. There is a world of possibilities with our multicultural patterns from all around the globe.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Winter Outdoor Play Party in Waltham - Waltham
Join this Winter Outdoors Play Party for kids at Beaver Brook Reservation and have a blast outside Enjoy organized activities with your family like snow painting, winter games, blowing frozen bubbles, nature discovery and more.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Celebrate Dr. King Day with Postage Stamps - Weston
Learn about Dr. King and other great African-Americans by collecting postage stamps. Special exhibit on Black Heritage stamps plus fr-ee US Post Office booklet featuring famous Black Americans honored on stamps.
Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Winter Sports Clinic with EMS - Harvard
Come meet the staff of Eastern Mountain Sports, and try your hand at snowshoeing and cross country skiing on our trails. Equipment will be available for you to use.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Fr-ee Family Fun at Arsenal Arts - Watertown
Fr-ee Family Fun at the Arsenal Center with more drop-in art and theatre workshops. Fr-ee January 18February 15March 15, from 10am - 12pm.
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014

Central Mass

Kids Fr-ee on Winter Weekends at OSV - Sturbridge
This winter, children 17 and under are fr-ee during winter weekends at Old Sturbridge Village through March 30th, 2014 when accompanied by one adult paying full-priced, regular admission. Join us for some winter fun
Sat, Sun from Jan 11, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014


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