Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, happy almost first day of spring, and happy birthday to my sweet Violet. I'm feeling rather emotional today about her turning 5 and will share a post about Violet later today, but first, I wanted to share another epic Weekend Roundup. Huge props to Laura, who curated an edition that's loaded with 50 weekend events to consider! Let's hope the talk about snow is a non-issue so we can all enjoy time outside and celebrate the arrival of spring!

1. Celebrate the first day of spring with a nature journal (Acton)

2. The 2016 New England Show Choir Showdown (Andover)

3. Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at 1 pm (Boston)

4. Nowruz 2016, the Persian New Year Festival brings displays, dancing, music, and more to the MFA (Boston)

5. The annual Easter egg scavenger hunt at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

6. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appears at the Wang Theatre (Boston)

7. Boston Ballet presents Kaleidoscope, a colorful fusion of works (Boston)

8. Take a guided walking tour of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail (Boston)

9. Opening day of the new video installation "No Planes, No Trains... Just Cranes" (Boston)

10. Free art discovery classes for children (Boston)

11. A Backyard Birding Bonanza with a hike, observation, and seed and fruit art (Boston)

12. Maple Day at the Boston Public Market (Boston)

13. Little One Inch is presented by Red Herring Puppets (Brookline)

14. Rolie Polie Guacamole appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline)

15. Family Opera performs Weaver's Wedding, based on a Bengali animal fable (Cambridge)

16. WGBH presents the 11th annual A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn (Cambridge)

17. A Pre-Purim Family Fun Day, with costumes, face painting, and a Curious Creatures show (Cambridge)

18. Owls Live! Festival 2016 is on at the Museum of American Bird Art (Canton)

19. Green Week helps kids create using natural and green materials (Easton)

20. Farm to table breakfast weekend (Fitchburg)

21. Many free Easter activities, including photos with the Easter bunny, crafts, and an egg hunt (Foxborough)

22. The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt, a free event with thousands of eggs, bounce houses, games, and more (Foxborough)

23. A Spring Equinox Frolic at Garden in the Woods (Framingham)

24. This month's Creature Feature focuses on amphibians, followed by a night-time visit to a vernal pool (Gloucester)

25. Wingmasters: The World of Owls is presented at the Fruitlands Museum (Harvard)

26. Woodville Maples welcomes visitors on weekends (Hopkinton)

27. Fireworks, hot chocolate, and toasted marshmallows to celebrate Hudson's 150th anniversary (Hudson)

28. ARTfull Explorations at deCordova Sculpture Park, exploring drawing through our sense of touch (Lincoln)

29. Maple Sugar Days at Brookwood Farm (Milton)

30. Spring Ecosploration, looking for the first signs of animals and plants in spring (Milton)

31. Maple Sugaring Tours at Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

32. Grand Maple Farms welcomes visitors (New Braintree)

33. A performance of The Cat in the Hat (Newton)

34. A free wellness expo, with activities for the whole family (Newton)

35. Girls are invited to Coloring with CuSTEMized, exploring STEM careers and inspiring curiosity (Newtonville)

36. 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Road Race (North Attleboro)

37. Guided sugaring tours available at the Warren Farm, with reservations requested (North Brookfield )

38. An Easter egg hunt at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary (Norton)

39. An Easter egg hunt at the Square One Mall (Saugus)

40. This St. Patrick's Day parade is the largest on the South Shore (Scituate)

41. Maple Sugaring Festival at Moose Hill (Sharon)

42. Discounts, events, live music and giveaways during the Assembly Row St. Patrick's Celebration (Somerville)

43. Celebrate the 100th flea, with raffles, live music, and lots of vintage and artisan goodness (Somerville)

44. Kids Union Dance Party at Thunder Road (Somerville)

45. Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

46. Lots of fun with a Flapjack Fling and Sugaring Tours (Topsfield)

47. Revels presents Spring Sing: A Family Celebration of the Vernal Equinox (Watertown)

48. Free family fun with this art and theatre workshop at the Arsenal (Watertown)

49. Easter HOPpenings include breakfast with the Easter bunny, a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, crafts, and more (Wellesley)

50. A free Easter egg hunt at McCue Garden Center (Woburn)

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