Weekly Blueprint

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend! Though it was sort of weird to not be in Boston for the 4th, we enjoyed a lovely time in Vermont (more on that soon) and a poolside afternoon yesterday with friends. And then oh my goodness, what an exciting Women's World Cup game! Congrats to the US women on an incredible match! Meanwhile, I hope you're gearing up for a great week -- I have a huge Weekly Blueprint for you to peruse and enjoy!

July 6: Enjoy a theater performance of Onstage with Max and Suzy (Arlington)

July 6: Celebrate Independence for the Cape Verde Islands (Boston)

July 6: Make some water music (Boston)

July 6: Free jazz concert on Spectacle Island with 3 Sudacas (Boston)

July 6: Learn from a graphic novelist how to create your own superhero comic (Natick)

July 6: Enjoy a free concert with Hoot and Holler (Somerville)

July 7: Collect bark, leaves and rocks and make a nature collage (Acton)

July 7: Matt Heaton plays a concert in the park (Boston) and then heads down to the green (Newton)

July 7: Free outdoor concert featuring Jungle Jim Superhero Training (Cambridge)

July 7: An interactive storytime with Big Joe the Storyteller (Chestnut Hill)

July 7: Join the Little Mermaid for songs and stories (Easton)

July 7: Cookie Monster puts in an appearance at this special story time (Foxboro)

July 7: Toddler hike at Houghton’s pond (Milton)

July 7: Read a book about birds, examine feathers and nests, explore the trails with binoculars (Topsfield)

July 8: Payson Park Music Festival presents a sunset concert featuring The Love Dogs (Belmont)

July 8: Grupo Fantasia (Latin Dance) concert in the park (Boston)

July 8: Free concert in the courtyard with Honeysuckle (Boston)

July 8: Baseball Day: meet Wally and see the 2013 World Series trophy (Boston)

July 8: Meet some reptiles and learn about these interesting creatures (Boston)

July 8: El Feeling performs at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. (Boston)

July 8: Free art, snacks, reptile show, and trolley park rides! (Lowell)

July 8: A tide pool trek by the seashore (Marblehead)

July 8: Family concert on the common (Natick)

July 8: Learn all about summer life in the meadow (Watertown)

July 9: NASA’s Destination Station at the New England Aquarium: touch a moon rock, meet space experts (Boston)

July 9: Wander among five giant illuminated white rabbits in this outdoor installation (Boston)

July 9: Opening day of a French film festival that includes some of France's biggest box-office hits. (Boston)

July 9: Free outdoor concert featuring Etnia Fusion (Cambridge)

July 9: A live, acoustic performance by folk-rock group, The Grownup Noise (Chestnut Hill)

July 9: Kids tie dye event (Easton)

July 9: From Broadway to Hollywood themed concert and Annual Picnic Basket Contest (Harvard)

July 9: Free art, snacks, Ben Rudnick show, and trolley park rides! (Lowell)

July 9: Enjoy a free concert with The Funky AB’s (Somerville)

July 9: Enjoy a free viewing of Night at the Museum at the mansion (Waltham)

July 9: Reagle Music Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate. (Waltham)

July 9: Take in a free blues concert at the farm (Winchester)

July 10: Free Friday Night Fun at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

July 10: Payson Park Music Festival presents a morning kids concert featuring Rick Goldin Music & Puppets (Belmont)

July 10: Lunchtime concert on the lawn, featuring Bat House (Boston)

July 10: Design, build and test some rockets (Boston)

July 10: A huge Bastille Day party full of French food, music and dancing (Boston)

July 10: Free concert in the courtyard with Cocek! Brass Band (Boston)

July 10: Take in a free viewing of Big (Boston)

July 10: Enjoy a free outdoor viewing of Paddington (Boston)

July 10: An Art Walk through several venues in Ipswich’s up and coming art district (Ipswich)

July 10: Domino competition followed by a free screening of Despicable Me (Jamaica Plain)

July 10: Relax with an outdoor concert (Lexington)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (Boston)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum (Hyannis)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the Children's Museum at Holyoke (Holyoke)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the International Volleyball Hall of Fame (Holyoke)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at Danforth Art (Framingham)

July 10: Free Fun Friday at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston)

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