Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I truly can't believe we're less than 3 weeks from the start of school. If you're starting to feel the pressure (or already immersed in it), I highly recommend you listen to yesterday's Edit Your Life episode on simplifying back to school, where we share 6 ways to dial down the crazy. Meanwhile, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are 25 events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Enjoy!

1. West End Children’s Festival with activities, games, and food all at no cost (Boston)

2. Echoes of the Past, a free gaming event with an historic twist (Boston)

3. The Fisherman's Feast continues through this weekend (Boston)

4. Andrea Charls and V Blackburn perform on Georges Island (Boston)

5. The Wharf Festival helps kids learn about our planet through art, science, and storytelling (Boston)

6. TASH performs at Carson Beach (Boston)

7. Hands-on learning to use chemistry in candy making, toy building, and more (Boston)

8. Sports Sunday at The Lawn on D, with airing of the Red Sox game on the big screen and activities on the lawn (Boston)

9. Take in a free viewing of Ratatouille under the stars (Boston)

10. Outdoor games in the park (Cambridge)

11. It’s the grand opening weekend of Thomas Land at Edaville (Carver)

12. A Corn and Tomato Festival with plenty of both for sampling, entertainment, and activities (Concord)

13. An event to develop and celebrate poetry skills in a beautiful setting (Concord)

14. The Gloucester Waterfront Festival with a pancake breakfast, live music, lobster bake, and more (Gloucester)

15. A hands-on, farm to table, pizza making event (Ipswich)

16. A Touch a Truck event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project (Kingston)

17. A fun food truck festival with free face painting for children (Marlborough)

18. Learn about child care for your family (Needham)

19. A dog-friendly morning of performing arts in the park (Newburyport)

20. A free performance of Twelfth Night (Newburyport)

21. An August Moon Festival with a lion dance, activities for children, and performances throughout the day (Quincy)

22. The Jazz and Soul Festival includes a beer garden, artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more (Salem)

23. Enjoy a free outdoor viewing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day (Somerville)

24. Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town. (Waltham)

25. Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week) begins (various)

Image credit: Verrill Farm


Weekly Blueprint

Edit Your Life Episode 2: SIMPLIFYING BACK TO SCHOOL