Christine Koh


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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a fantastic week and are looking forward to February vacation (assuming you're on break next week)! We've got some fun adventures planned -- if you'd like to follow along, follow me on Instagram! Meanwhile, enjoy this roundup of 36 events, lovingly curated for your consideration. And stay tuned for the forthcoming February vacation mega-roundup if you're staycationing and looking for something to do next week!

1. AFN's Sweetie Valentine's Day Party, with crafts, activities, sweets and entertainment (Acton)

2. Make a pop-up valentine card and learn about engineering (Acton)

3. Treats and valentine creation during Romancing the Square (Arlington)

4. A Spanish/English singalong concert at the Robbins Library (Arlington)

5. A free Jeff Jam concert, with additional fun geared toward toddlers and preschoolers (Belmont)

6. Karen K and the Jitterbugs in concert at the Cabot (Beverly)

7. Spend some time at the Chinese New Year Cultural Village and take part in lots of family-friendly activities (Boston)

8. A very important PreZOOdential Election (Boston)

9. Winter Fun in Franklin Park, including sledding and games (Boston)

10. Learn to build mini-forts with straws and paper clips (Boston)

11. Attend the incredible Lion Dance Parade in Chinatown (Boston)

12. The New England Boat Show is in town through the 21st (Boston)

13. A free Reimagine Play class (Boston)

14. The Snowflake Man is featured during a mini-festival of marionettes (Brookline)

15. The Tanglewood Marionettes present Sleeping Beauty at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)

16. A valentine tea soiree, with face painting, photo booth, raffles and more (Burlington)

17. The Bugs Bunny Film Festival continues at the Brattle Theatre (Cambridge)

18. I ♥ Science, a day-long festival at Harvard Museum of Natural History (Cambridge)

19. Garden in the Woods offers snowshoeing during Winter World Exploration (Framingham)

20. The whole family can take part in The Amazing Arctic Race in Ravenswood Park (Gloucester)

21. A family drop-in workshop to create pop-up valentine cards (Harvard)

22. Have fun with Farm Inspired Crafts For Kids at Appleton Farms (Ipswich)

23. Karen K and the Jitterbugs appear at Love Fest II (Lexington)

24. Enjoy a model train show at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum (Lexington)

25. Make a bird seed feeder and then go snowshoeing (Lincoln)

26. Lowell Kids Week runs through the 20th, with lots of free, fun, family activities (Lowell)

27. Abominable Snowman Tracking in Rocky Woods (Medfield)

28. Magic, ice cream, a dance party, and more at this Valentine Family Festival (Medford)

29. Get the facts on Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls (Milton)

30. The Stacy Peasley Band appears at TCAN (Natick)

31. Abominable Snowman Tracking also takes place at Norris Reservation (Norwell)

32. Make a lantern, see a lion dance, and more during Lunar New Year at Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

33. Jeff Jam Family Dance Party at Johnny D’s (Somerville)

34. Young At Heart Family Valentine’s Day Dance with Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys (Somerville)

35. It’s the weekend for the 7th Annual Lego Train at the Wenham Museum (Wenham)

36. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live is showing at the Hanover Theater (Worcester)

Image credit: Fruitlands Museum

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