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Family Fun for the Week of 1/27 - 2/2

posted Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM by Joel Villegas



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 Lunar New Year Weekend Festival at Peabody Essex Museum - Display Image

Lunar New Year Weekend Festival at Peabody Essex Museum - Salem
Join us at PEM as we celebrate the Year of the Horse, with traditional lion dances, a film set in Boston's Chinatown, sword play, traditional crafts and more.

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Doria Hughes Story Hour: Porter Square Books - Cambridge
Doria Hughes is a wonderful storyteller and totally engages her audience. She reads at Porter Square Books for an hour and selects books with her toddler/preschool audience in mind.
Every Wednesday from Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014

Earth Rocks: A Family Festival - Cambridge
Learn how volcanoes and other earth processes help us understand Earth´s structure. Look back in time and peer deep inside the Earth with demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on activities for all ages.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

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Camp Sewataro Information Session - Sudbury
Please join us for an information session on Sunday, February 9th at 1:00 PM. At the information session, you can learn about the magic of Sewataro, meet the Taylor Family, see slides and videos of the summer fun and take a tour of the spectacular campgrounds. Please RSVP to 978-443-3100 or camp@sewataro.com

Rolie Polie Guacamole Concert - Brookline
Rolie Polie Guacamole is a hip “kindie” band. Their high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active.
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Boston Ballet Summer Program Open House - Boston
Join us this winter for a Summer Program Open House on Sunday, February 2 from 2:00-4:00 PM at our Boston Studio location for some summertime fun
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

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Charles River Arts Summer Camp Open House - Dover
Charles River Creative Arts Program (CRCAP) offers over 130 classes in art, dance, theater, music, video, animation, photo, textiles, writing, and sports. Come tour the campus, meet the staff, and participate in arts activities.
Sunday, February 9, 2013 from 12-3pm

Chinese New Year Celebration at Boston Public Library - Boston
The Chinese Musicians Association will share Chinese culture and music through different instruments during the Chinese New Year Celebration at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Preschool Open House- Cambridge Nursery School - Cambridge
Cambridge Nursery School: Preschool Open House. Play-based, child-centered, parent cooperative preschool program with an emphasis on nature exploration. Fenced-in playground. Weekly music specialists, and nature specialists.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Cambridge
Enjoy the sounds of these amazing South African a cappella singers, first made famous by Paul Simon’s Graceland, combine song, dance, and humor during an uplifting performance the whole family will enjoy.
Sunday, February 2, 2pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

North Suburbs

Tanglewood Marionettes presents: The Dragon King - Medford
A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. Dragon King is ruler of the waters, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the precious rains in such a very long time.
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Disney's Peter Pan, Jr. - Beverly
Neverland Theatre is proud to present Disney´s Peter Pan, Jr. Fly away with all of your favorite Disney Neverland Characters in this delightful musical performed by an all youth cast.
Wed, Sat, Sun from Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 9, 2014

Groundhog Day Celebration - Topsfield
Is spring on the way, or are we faced with another six weeks of winter? According to legend, Punxsutawney Phil foretells the impending weather each year.
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Circus Oz - Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston
Take a trip down under to Australia’s national circus, a fun rock ‘n’ roll circus for the whole family, featuring stunts, silliness, and song sure to leave you amazed & laughing your head off.
February Vacation Week: February 19-23

SummerScape Camp Fair - Beverly
SummerScape Camp Fair at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA on Saturday, February 1st from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Fr-ee and open to the public. Bring your friends
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Family Concert at Brookline Music School - Rolie Polie Guacamole
Rolie Polie Guacamole is a hip kindie band from Brooklyn, NY. Their high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. Recommended for ages 2-7 years.
Sunday, February 2, 2013

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - Danvers
Cherry Farm Creamery will be donating half of the proceeds to support the Colleen Ritzer Scholarship Fund at Essex County Community Foundation.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Lunar New Year 2014 at Peabody Essex Museum - Salem
Welcome in the Year of the Horse with performances, art activities, storytelling, gallery tours, and films throughout the day.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Are you looking for a preschool program for your child for the fall?
Cambridge Nursery School (CNS) recently completed a major renovation of our school building. Come tour the new building, meet the teachers and learn about the admissions process for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Children are welcome! Info directions, info@cambridgenurseryschool.org or 617-547-7288
Saturday February 1, 2013 from 10am - 12pm

South Suburbs

Winter Skate at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Winter Skate at Patriot Place, offering day and evening public skating, is the perfect antidote to cabin fever this winter.
Monday, Dec 16, 2013 - Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Souper Bowl Saturday at The Market - Plymouth
For just $5 guests can sample five soups and fresh baked bread from The Market Bakery with a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Plymouth Food Warehouse.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Winter Fun Fridays - New Bedford
Get out of the house and join the education staff in the warm classroom as we have fun and learn with unstructured play. Each Friday will have a different focus.
Every Friday from Jan 24, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014

Valentine Food Pantry Fund Raiser - Weymouth
During February, Weymouth Food Pantry is holding its annual Valentine fund raising campaign. While we will mail to many Weymouth residents, not everyone will receive our mailer. Perhaps others could supprt us on-line?
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 - Friday, Feb 28, 2014

Chinese New Year at the Children's Museum in Easton - Easton
Come and celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse at the Children's Museum in Easton, MA on Friday, January 31st from 10am-4pm
Friday, Jan 31, 2014

West Suburbs

Chelmsford Winterfest - Chelmsford
Enjoy a weekend of winter activities at the Chelmsford Winterfest. Enjoy outdoor activities like ice skating, cross country skiing, sledding and a snowman building contest, along with hot refreshments and lots more.
Friday, Jan 31, 2014 - Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Lincoln Winter Carnival - Lincoln
The Winter Carnival is a annual event sponsored by the Recreation Committee designed to foster a sense of community throughout the Town of Lincoln.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 - Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

21st Annual Summer Options Camp Fair - Acton
Over 80 summer programs represented. Explore the best summer programs for your child age 4-18, day, half-day and overnight programs, local/abroad and teen only camps represented.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

National Puzzle Day Celebration - Acton
Come celebrate National Puzzle Day Try your hand at classic puzzle games and exercise your brain with a variety of picture, math and word puzzles. Make a simple tangram puzzle to take home.
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014

Wick Choral Festival - Framingham
Come join St. Mark's and surrounding schools in their annual a cappella pop festival. There will be several surrounding schools participating in this fr-ee event.
Fri, Sat from Jan 31, 2014 - Feb 1, 2014

Rolie Polie Guacamole Concert - Arlington
Rolie Polie Guacamole‘s high energy, interactive shows are a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Carlisle Chinese New Year Celebration - Carlisle
Come enjoy Carlisle's town-wide Chinese New Year Celebration at the Carlisle Public Schools Cory Auditorium.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Lunar New Year Bedtime Stories at Blue Bunny - Dedham
Ring in the Lunar New Year at Blue Bunny Books During the bedtime storytime from6:30 - 7:30 pm, there will be stories about Lunar New Year traditions, mask making, and a parade around the store.
Friday, Jan 31, 2014

Year of the Horse/Chinese New Year Craft Projects at Artbeat - Arlington
Walk in to Artbeat in Arlington Saturday-Sunday, February 1-2 and create a Chinese New Year Sand Painting. The sand paintings are easy to make (they have a sticky surface) and come out looking very cool.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 - Sunday, Feb 2, 2014

Acton Winter Carnival 2014 - Acton
Winter Carnival 2014 is a fr-ee community event in Acton, MA. There's activities for all ages and it's a great way to get outside during the winter months.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014

Central Mass

Sleigh Rally - Sturbridge
Come out to Old Sturbridge Village to see a showcase of antique sleighs. Check out the competitions in all the categories and see a great variety of horse breeds.
Saturday, Feb 1, 2014