Weekly Blueprint

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January 30: Make it a Messy Monday (Boston)

January 30: See a Lion Dance demonstration, make a Chinese Lion puppet, and sample Chinese food to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Jamaica Plain)

January 30: Engage in a bit of set design with a hands-on program led by architects (West Roxbury)

January 30-February 5: The Stoneham Theatre Winter Festival continues, featuring performances of Mary Poppins, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Sweeney Todd, and The Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior (Stoneham)


January 31: Enjoy silly stories and activities in honor of National Backwards Day (Acton)

January 31: Learn more about what to expect from Raising Bilingual Kids (Boston)

January 31: Partake in a special story time with the Boston Ballet (Dorchester)


February 1: Take in a live performance of “From the Top” (Boston)

February 1: Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a Lunar New Year Storywalk (Boston)

February 1: A month of live programs, music, art, storytelling, science, and interactive play begins to honor Black History Month at the Children’s Museum (Boston)

February 1: Celebrate Chinese New Year by crafting red and gold lanterns (Canton)


February 2: Attend a talk with Occupational Therapist Angela Hanscom about The Decline of Outdoor Play in Children and the Rise in Sensory Issues and take home some new strategies (Acton)

February 2: Look back in time at Timekeeping and Timekeepers in New England (Andover)

February 2: Check out these Sundance Film Festival Shorts at the ICA (Boston)

February 2: It’s time for the Littlest Sailors to explore Daily Life at Sea (Charlestown)

February 2: Make shadow crafts for Groundhog Day (North Easton)


February 3: Have some Free Friday Night Fun at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

February 3: Winter Nature Storytime offers arts, crafts, storytime, and a wintry walk (Cambridge)

February 3: Merry Time Gloucester is a free weekly event for toddlers featuring storytime, crafts, and play (Gloucester)

February 3: Venture out on a Pre-K Owl Prowl -- learn about these birds with a story, winter hike, and hands-on activities, then warm up by the woodstove with hot cocoa and cookies (Topsfield)

February 3: Jump On In offers a special evening for LBGTQ Families and allies to benefit International Family Equality Day in Somerville (Woburn)

February 3-4: Community Music Center of Boston presents the free Young Composers Festival -- this year’s theme is ROOTS: HERITAGE (Boston)

February 3-5: Take in the Disney’s classic Alice in Wonderland on a big screen (Various Locations)