Weekly Blueprint

Hi folks, I hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend. If you're looking for something to do this week, check out this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday! Also, please join me tomorrow (Monday) at 12:30pm at the Boston Mamas Facebook page for an important live broadcast on sexual harassment.


October 16: It’s time for a Toddlerbilly Taco Takeover with Matt Heaton (Somerville)

October 16-19: Brave returns to the big screen (Various Locations)

October 16-31: Zoo Boo Days arrive at Southwick’s Zoo (Mendon)


October 17: Upcycle t-shirts into shopping bags (Acton)

October 17: Storytime in the Book Nook features Giraffes Can’t Dance and Drum Dream Girl, along with fun, playful activities (Boston)

October 17: Join Kids Cooking with Miss Debbie, try new foods, learn healthy habits, and develop math, reading, science, and nutrition skills (Dorchester)

October 17: Move and groove at this Baby/Toddler Dance Party (Jamaica Plain)

October 17: Tide Pools Alive offers kids a fun, hands-on experience at Atrium Aquarium, while they learn the basics of biology and anatomy (Watertown)


October 18: Dr. Can-Do Science explores water by mixing up a liquid density tower (Brighton)

October 18: At Pigs and Potatoes, families harvest tubers, feed the pigs, and make a potato treat (Lincoln)

October 18: Go on a Parents and Tots Nature Walk to discover the wonders of the woods, pond, and garden (Norwell)

October 18: Learn proper car seat installation from the Sharon Fire Department (Sharon)

October 18: Attend the Parenting Journey Open House to learn how the organization partners with families to address challenges like substance abuse recovery and recent federal immigration decisions (Somerville)

October 18: Get in on the harvest during Tot Time on the Farm (Waltham)


October 19: Catch Wizard of Oz on the big screen (Roslindale)

October 19: Check out Grandparent Coffee Hour (West Roxbury)

October 19-29: Celebrate the season with themed science programs, free planetarium shows, and more than 1,000 carved pumpkins when the Ecotarium offers its 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Fest (Worcester)


October 20: This Monster Bash features a black light dance party, flashlight candy hunt, fun, and games (Acton)

October 20: Floating pumpkins, luminaries, and a costume parade, along with stories, treats, drinks, and spooky fun make the Frog Pond Pumpkin Float a lovely way to spend an evening (Boston)

October 20: Enjoy Apple Day at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

October 20: Rock out with Vanessa Trien and a PJ Library Dance Party (Newton)

October 20: Check out Frightful Fridays at Gore mansion, the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities on Friday evenings in October (Waltham)

October 20-21: Halloween Happenings features a safe, fun-filled, guided family night walk through the forest along trails lit by glowing luminaries and jack o’lanterns to learn about the creatures of the night (Topsfield)