Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! Thank you so much for your support around my post on love, kindness, and the healing power of well wishes. I'm so glad it resonated for so many and was helpful for reframing your thinking around toxic relationships. Meanwhile, let's get to planning the weekend! Here are 39 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Enjoy!

1. The Discovery Museums offer a free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum (Acton)

2. The Boston Pops join forces with puppets of all sizes during Puppets Take the Pops (Boston)

3. A free children's festival, jazz brunch, and more during the opening weekend at The Lawn On D (Boston)

4. EarthFest 2016 takes place at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

5. The Boston Ballet School presents their Spring Showcase (Boston)

6. Learn more about endangered animals during Endangered Species Day at Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

7. GreenPLAY gives children unstructured play opportunities, guided activities, and the Uni READ mobile reading library will be available (Boston)

8. Enjoy the world premiere of a new Beowulf opera (Boston)

9. Kids will having fun mixing up some edible paint (Boston)

10. A free workshop for parents and caregivers of young children (Boston)

11. Take part in the first annual Boston Thumb Wrestling Tournament (Boston)

12. Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals put on several fun shows this weekend (Bridgewater)

13. Take in a presentation of Rumplestiltskin at the Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

14. New England's largest bike parade takes place on Beacon Street (Brookline)

15. A chance to meet Mo Willems at Barnes & Noble (Burlington)

16. The Glass Flowers gallery reopens at the Harvard Museum of Natural History (Cambridge)

17. An open house at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate with cupcakes, sherbet, a floral origami demonstration, and more (Canton)

18. Art in Fields and Gardens for youth and the young at heart (Canton)

19. An open house during Home Sweet Home at The Old Manse, with guided tours and talks (Concord)

20. Meet "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, co-author of the popular "Nick and Tesla" book series (Dedham)

21. Daddy 'Dos helps dads (or moms or grandparents) get tips from stylists so they can master the latest hairstyles (Easton)

22. Vernal Pools Are Cool, and you can find out why at Garden in the Woods (Framingham)

23. Enjoy a bonfire and storytelling at World's End (Hingham)

24. There's an Open Barnyard at Weir River Farm (Hingham)

25. An open house at the Crane Estate during Home Sweet Home at Castle Hill (Ipswich)

26. An afternoon of Mary Poppins fun, including kite making and flying, chalk drawing, lawn games, and more (Ipswich)

27. Drop in at Drumlin Farm and learn all about identifying and understanding birds (Lincoln)

28. Relax at a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Campfire in the Blue Hills and roast some marshmallows (Milton)

29. Get Wild About Amphibians at Broadmoor (Natick)

30. Newton Dance Concert, part of the town's festival of the arts (Newton)

31. An open house during Home Sweet Home at the Stevens-Coolidge Place (North Andover)

32. Swing into spring at Rockport's Motif No. 1 Day (Rockport) 

33. Neverland Theatre Company presents Peter Pan (Salem)

34. Take part in a Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm (Salisbury)

35. A wide range of musicians play on the porches of Somerville during PorchFest (Somerville)

36. Take part in the Running of the Goats, a 5K cross country race through Chestnut Hill Farm (Southborough)

37. It's Endangered Species Day at Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

38. A free painting class at the library (Watertown)

39. There's free admission at the UU Wellesley Spring Carnival, with games, balloon animals, bounce house, and more (Wellesley Hills)