Weekend Roundup

Wow, what a week it’s been. Thank you to everyone who commented on and/or shared my story, The Day I Was Told To Leave America. And if you haven’t read it yet, I hope you will do so with an open mind and heart. Meanwhile, I am so ready for the weekend. Here are 29 event ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration.

1. Join Destination Imagination for hands-on engineering and design Instant Challenges (Acton)

2. The Discovery Museums hosts their monthly Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children with a Visual Impairment (Acton)

3. The Polar Express 4D Ride returns to Jordan’s (Avon)

4. Explore the Waldorf Enchanted Fair & Curiosities (Beverly)

5. It’s time for the Boston Home Décor Show (Boston)

6. The Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble performs (Boston)

7. The Polar Express 4D Experience returns to the Boston Museum of Science with multisensory effects like snowflakes falling and the smell of hot cocoa (Boston)

8. Stories Alive! Brings Frosty the Snowman to life with audience participation, games, and holiday sing-alongs (Boston)

9. Don’t miss the Faneuil Hall’s 80-foot holiday tree lighting as it kicks off Blink!, a state-of-the-art, LED light and sound show featuring more than 350,000 LED lights and daily live performances (Boston)

10. The Boston Children’s Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble performs (Boston)

11. Christmas Carolers and Father Christmas pose for pictures at the Dickens Festival and Holiday Craft Fair (Braintree)

12. Rock out with Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys (Brookline)

13. Explore the wilds of Sherwood Forest with puppets at Robin Hood (Brookline)

14. Brainstorm and build media solutions that promote healthy child development at this Public Media Hackathon (Cambridge)

15. Alastair Moock’s Pastures of Plenty returns to Club Passim with a family-friendly show (Cambridge)

16. Look for migrating songbirds and waterfowl on an Autumn Bird Walk for families  (Cambridge)

17. Take a tour of Black’s Nook with Ranger Jean to learn more about Fresh Pond (Cambridge)

18. Explore the Ice Age with hands-on glacier demonstrations and activities, as well as real geologic clues to New England’s icy past (Cambridge)

19. The Festival of Lights at Edaville USA begins this weekend (Carver)

20. Put on PJs and ride the Polar Express (Hyannis)

21. The Children’s Museum in Easton plays with circles (North Easton)

22. Bring along a teddy bear for this Puppet Playtime: Teddy Bear Picnic performance of sing-along songs and familiar tales (Reading)

23. Leap of Faith Orchestra performs Supernovae by PEK (Somerville)

24. Venture out into the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island (Topsfield)

25. Join other families for reading, music, arts, and crafts to explore transitions (big and small) in day-to-day life and the Jewish tradition (Waltham)

26. Partake in this free family art and theater workshop (Watertown)

27. Meet the actors and join a free cast performance and sing-along to favorite songs from the New Rep Theatre’s production of Fiddler on the Roof (Watertown)

28. It’s time for the the Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair to benefit the Wenham Museum (Wenham)

29. Dive into the world of shapes, colors, and picture book characters at the opening of KAHBAHBLOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley (Worcester)