Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying a wonderful weekend! We’ve just returned from a family wedding in beautiful Bar Harbor; you can see some of the photos over at Instagram. Meanwhile, here’s the Weekly Blueprint for your planning enjoyment and have a Happy Halloween tomorrow!

Monday

October 31: Local businesses host Trick-or-Treat Arlington (Arlington)

October 31: Learn to program and guide robots through a series of fun challenges (Boston)

October 31: Craft a Day of the Dead mask or a bat clothespin and enjoy Halloween treats (Dorchester)

October 31: Get a head start on Halloween with a spooky story hour and pumpkin craft (Dover)

October 31: Join this Halloween Party, Haunted House, and Neighborhood Stroll (Jamaica Plain)

October 31: Attend a pre-Trick-or-Treat party for the whole family (Roxbury)

October 31: It’s the last day to take a twirl on a midway ride or play games at the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)

October 31-November 4: Donate leftover candy to troops overseas and bring home a toy (Various Locations)

Tuesday

November 1: Enjoy a free, sensory-friendly afternoon at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 1: Create, launch, and observe Flying Paper Turkeys (Acton)

November 1: Hear from the author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life (Belmont)

November 1: The first Tuesday of the month is Travel Tuesday with games, activities, coloring sheets, and more at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

November 1-4: The Children’s Museum in Easton explores the theme of Build It! all week with hands-on activities (North Easton)

Wednesday

November 2: Use playdough to make LEDs light up, buzzers buzz, and motors whir at Squishy Circuits (Acton)

November 2: Kamishibai Storytelling shares a tale and an art activity to inspire hard work, appreciation of nature, and trying new things (Boston)

November 2: Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments explores gravity (Boston)

November 2: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants can write on at this two-hour NaNoBoston official write-in (Boston)

November 2: Join Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., for Raising a Digital Mensch, a conversation about raising children in a digital age (Watertown)

Thursday

November 3: Put a seasonal twist on fingerpainting with warm and cozy fall scents (Acton)

November 3: Begin your day with Mindfulness on the Farm to reduce anxiety, de-stress, and gain focus (Dover)

November 3-6: The Boston International Film Festival returns with screenings of 54 films, including films made for kids and by kids, as well as hands-on workshops for the next generation of filmmakers (Arlington, Somerville)

November 3-6: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels the globe to tell stories that show even the small and weak can have a big impact on others when they perform The Lion and the Mouse (Brookline)

Friday

November 4: Uncover hidden rainbows and reveal the invisible at Exploring Nano: The Smallest Science (Acton)

November 4: First Friday Nights are free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

November 4: Read stories, create crafts, and explore nature at the Fresh Pond Kids’ Walk (Cambridge)

November 4: Hear from Randy Pierce, the first blind hiker to summit every White Mountain 4,000 footer (Westwood)

November 4-6: Over 300 craft artists come together for the Boston Christmas Festival, where top chefs also compete in the Gingerbread House Competition (Boston)