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posted Jan 10, 2014, 8:56 AM by Joel Villegas   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 9:21 AM ]


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Monday, December 30, 2013


Happy New Year! Here's to a fabulous 2014, full of fun family events and activities for one and all. This week brings most of us back to school, which after a solid 2 weeks of vacation, travelling, eating, and shoveling, is probably most welcome.  Start the new year off right with some fun around Boston this weekend.   'Tis a whole new year to be entertained!




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Family Fun for the Week of 1/7 - 1/14

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Regis College Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science
Gain the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of individuals with behavioral disorders. Explore graduate programs in Education at Regis.
Information Session is January 9, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Monster Sled at Fenway Park: Frozen Fenway - Boston
Frozen Fenway will introduce a 20-foot high sledding and tubing ramp for the public to use during the days of Frozen Fenway. Tickets are $20. Hourly group rentals are available. Sleds and tubes will be provided.
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Dec 28, 2013 - Jan 13, 2014

2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships - Boston
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy One Ticket, Get One Fr-ee Traditionally a fan favorite around the world, America´s greatest figure skaters will take to the TD Garden ice to fulfill their dream to be United States champion and earn a spot on the 2014 U.S. Use Code: FIRSTNIGHT at Ticketmaster.
Thursday, Jan 9, 2014

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Everwood Day Camp Open House - Sharon
Come see what all the buzz is about! Now it the time to think summer! Groups are filling for the summer of 2014. Tour the property with Camp's Directors, meet staff, play with friends and enjoy games and activities both inside and out. Go sledding and even make a S'more! All weather event and no need to RSVP. 
Sunday, January 12 from 11am-3pm

Friend Day at Boston Ballet - Boston
Boston Ballet School invites you to Friend Day, perfect for ages toddler-7 years at the Boston Studio on Sunday, January 12 from 9:30am-1:30pm. Beginners Welcome
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014

Boston Celtic Music Festival - Cambridge
The two-day Celtic Music Festival offers concerts, workshops, dance performances and a dance party. The festival's mission: to produce locally-based Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton music and dance in an upbeat, all-ages friendly environment.
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

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Explore Vermont's Winter Wanderland
Vermont & Cabot cheese are giving away 200+ lift tickets. Three entrees per week will win a pair of lift tickets to one of Vermont’s ski areas - and one will win a Cabot gift package, that's 4 winners per week! Enter and Explore Our Winter Wanderland.

Kendall Square Community Ice Skating - Cambridge
Kendall Square Community Ice Skating is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of East Cambridge just minutes from downtown Boston. The rink offers skate rentals, lessons, private rink rentals, and a cafe serving hot drinks and snacks.
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 - Saturday, Mar 15, 2014

Once - Boston
ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Jan 7, 2014 - 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

The Heart of Robin Hood - Cambridge
In this spectacular rendition of the English legend, the notorious Robin Hood and his band of merry men steal from the rich, but refuse to share with the oppressed peasantry.
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 - Sunday, Jan 19, 2014

“Be a Veterinarian” Saturdays at Franklin Park Zoo - Boston
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for cuddly fun each Saturday in January at Franklin Park Zoo Kids will have the opportunity to dress up as vets and learn about why good veterinary care is important.
Every Saturday from Jan 4, 2014 - Jan 25, 2014

Favorite Sledding Hills near Boston - Massachusetts
Sample some of the top sledding choices in the Boston area. And hold on tight
Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 - Saturday, Mar 1, 2014

Winter Arts and Crafts at Fay School - Southborough
Help a mouse survive the harsh winter and stay warm! Create a mouse from walnut shells and then construct a new home for the mouse to live in during winter. A collaborative, hands-on workshop great for children and their parents. Event is fr-ee but space is limited: please register in advance. 
Saturday, January 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Sledding Spots: Trustees of Reservations - Massachusetts
With winter upon us, now´s the perfect time to visit a Trustees reservation where sliding is a downhill delight. So bundle up, head out, and let the snow – and gravity – guarantee a good time.

North Suburbs

Sword Night: Winter Warm Up - Burlington
Join us for a Sword Night: Winter Warm Up What better way to warm up then with some good ol' swordfigthing? Bring your foam swords and your friends (or make new ones here).
Friday, Jan 10, 2014

Nobles Day Camp Open House - Dedham
For children ages 3.5-14. You are invited to join us on January 12th from 11-1pm to Visit our beautiful campus; Meet our counselors; and Learn about our amazing programs! Located at 10 Campus Drive Dedham, MA 781-320-1320.Sunday, January 12 2014 from 11-1pm

The Rink at MarketStreet Lynnfield - Lynnfield
Skate outdoors 'on the green' at the 50'x100' classic skating rink at outdoor shopping center MarketStreet Lynnfield.
Monday, Nov 25, 2013 - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014

Friend Day at Boston Ballet - Marblehead
Boston Ballet School invites you to Friend Day, perfect for ages toddler-7 years at the North Shore Studio on Saturday, January 11from 9am-2pm. Beginners Welcome
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

30th Annual Colonial Classic - Lowell
The Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating Competition is hosted by the Colonial Figure Skating Club, Inc., in Boxborough, MA, will be celebrating it's 30th year Anniversary.
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 - Sunday, Jan 12, 2014

South Suburbs

Annual Dance and Movement Fest - Quincy
Our second Annual Dance and Movement Fest Come and learn dance in a fun and non-intimidating environment. For kids, teens, adults and seniors. With fun dance styles including Hip-hop, Krump, Latin Groovement, Senior Swagg.
Sunday, Jan 12, 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 - stay tuned for more...

Walpole Winter Farmers Market - Walpole
Find locally grown and locally made foods to delight the tastebuds along with a variety of arts and crafts that make great gifts for you or someone else.
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

Critter Capers: Green Briar Nature Center - Sandwich
Drop in to Green Briar Nature Center for a half-hour visit with a naturalist and one of the resident animals. Learn about life cycles, habits and habitats.
Every Friday from May 27, 2011 - Nov 4, 2014

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, 2013 - Dec 31, 2014

What Does the Fox Say? - Norwell
Children ages 6 and up will enjoy What does the Fox Say?, a program that explores animal communication. Animals make all sorts of noises, but what do they all mean? Come find out
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

West Suburbs

Winter Trails Day: Weston Ski Track - Weston
Winter Trails Day is a national event each January focusing on introducing people to the great fun of getting outside in the winter on cross-country skis or snowshoes.
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Bob The Magic Guy 'Magic For Smart People' - Arlington
Magic For Smart People will make you believe in the impossible again while making you smile and laugh. Audiences are amazed, delighted and mystified by this magician who weaves stories and slapstick humor around clever magic tricks.
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Winter Outdoor Play Party - Framingham
Join this Winter Outdoors Play Party for kids to have a blast outside Enjoy organized activities with your family such as snow painting, winter games, blowing frozen bubbles, nature discovery and more
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Winter Warmth - Acton
Do you ever wonder how animals keep warm? Test the insulating properties of feathers, fur, and fat and see how leaves and dirt provide insulation for nests and burrows.
Friday, Jan 10, 2014

'Puff the Magic Dragon' Musical Story Hour - Lexington
Powers Music School faculty members narrate the classic book 'Puff the Magic Dragon' with interactive musical numbers - a great introduction to classical music for kids
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

'Cow and Mouse's Picnic' by Galapagos Puppets - Arlington
Margaret Moody of Galapagos Puppets presents a funny farm fable and a Mrs. Piggle Wiggle story for ages three and up, at Arlington Center for the Arts.
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Shapes in the Mansion at Gore Place - Waltham
Enjoy a preschool program in the 1806 Gore mansion with the theme Shapes in the Mansion. Shapes of all kinds are found in stories, a search game, and crafts during this special preschool time.
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014


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