Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend – ours has been full of soccer and cider donuts! Meanwhile, enjoy this roundup of event ideas for the week!


October 17: Yo-Yo Ma performs in a master class with students from the New England Conservatory’s Cello Department (Boston)

October 17: Create a crayon resist masterpiece at Scribble Art (South Boston)

October 17-30: Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

October 17-31: Check out the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)


October 18: Learn advanced pumpkin carving techniques from a local legend (Boston)

October 18: Forest Kindergarten in the Fells begins today (Stoneham)

October 18: Participate in Tide Pools Alive with hands-on activities (Watertown)

October 18-21: Celebrate National Chemistry Week by mixing up potions, uncovering secret messages, identifying mystery substances, and more (Acton)


October 19: Explore the Great Hill Conservation and Recreation Land (Acton)

October 19: Experience what happens when you squeeze a bubble every which way as Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments takes on Bubbles (Brighton)

October 19: Take part in a Rod Puppet Making Workshop (Dorchester)

October 19: Enjoy a live mbira performance when Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru is joined by Erica Azim (Wellesley)


October 20: Help Abby the therapy dog decide what costume to wear for Halloween (Acton)

October 20: Watch jack-o-lanterns bob along the Davenport Creek at this Pumpkin Float (Boston)

October 20: Enjoy hot cider and spooky stories at Chill on Park (Boston)

October 20: Observe the night sky and learn about next year’s highly anticipated coast-to-coast solar eclipse (Cambridge)

October 20: Make arts and crafts, try candy treats, and enjoy a monster mash at a Halloween Boo Bash (Chestnut Hill)

October 20: Work on homemade DIY Halloween Costumes (Mattapan)

October 20: Meet and learn from leading scientists, innovators, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the Acera Fall 2016 Innovator Symposium (Winchester)

October 20-23: Midnight Zoo partners with Puppet Showplace Theater to surround visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination (Boston)

October 20-23: It’s time for the Boston International Fine Arts Show (Boston)

October 20-23: Check out a garden of endless carved pumpkins at Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow (Carver)

October 20-23: Get spooked with The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)


October 21: Enjoy songs, games, art projects, and outdoor explorations at this Nature Playgroup (Acton)

October 21: Free Film Fridays are back at the Museum of Science’s IMAX Theater (Boston)

October 21: It’s pumpkin carving, pumpkin treats, and pumpkin games at Pumpkin Fest 2016 (Norfolk)

October 21: Walk along a pumpkin-lit garden trail as local woodland creatures share their stories (North Andover)

October 21: Check out Frightful Fridays at Gore mansion, the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities (Waltham)

October 21-22: Have some family-friendly fun along the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Halloween Trail (Topsfield)

October 21-23: Take a walk through the Wilson Farm Halloween Hay Maze (Lexington)

October 21-23: It’s time for the Smolak Farm Children’s Festival and narrated Alice in Wonderland Hayride (North Andover)

October 21-23: Enjoy a walk along the Winslow Nature Trail’s Halloween Octoberfest Kids’ Trail (Norton)

October 21-November 20: Akeelah and the Bee opens at the Wheelock Family Theatre (Boston)