Weekly Blueprint

Hello everyone, I hope you have been enjoying this glorious weekend! And if you're looking for something to do this week, enjoy this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


October 23: Toddlers use self-directed activity stations to engage the world around them at Explore & Play (Boston)

October 23: Engineer Every Day with hands-on STEM exploration (Boston)

October 23: Discover the History of the Salem Witch Trials (Boston)

October 23: Create a Spooky Cat Craft (Brighton)

October 23-31: Check out Zoo Boo Days (Mendon)


October 24: Explore colors, rocks, and minerals to celebrate National Chemistry Week (Acton)

October 24: Make an Edible Haunted House (Boston)

October 24: Take a Tinkering & Inventions Class (Boston)

October 24: Visit an owl, create owl masks, and prowl about for Owl-O-Ween (Lincoln)


October 25: Stop by the one-man variety show Here They Come: A Monster Visit with David Hyde Costello (Arlington)

October 25: Enjoy music, dance performances, and art-making when the MFA celebrates Diwali: Festival of Lights (Boston)

October 25: Debbie O’Carroll presents Silly Monster Magic Show, a Halloween-themed performance (Charlestown)

October 25: Attend the Monster Mash Dance Party at MarketStreet (Lynnfield)

October 25: Mitzvah Makers offers collaborative projects and heartwarming stories about the miraculous power of good deeds (Newton)

October 25: Join the season’s last Tots @ 10 to see Stacey Peasley’s Halloween Show (Somerville)


October 26: Explore a bit of Spooky Science at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

October 26: Get ready for Halloween with a bit of After-School Pumpkin Carving-- take home a jack-o-lantern, enter it into the Pumpkins in the Park Contest, or display it on the pumpkin-lit Nocturnal Trail (Walpole)

October 26-27: Animal demonstrations, more than one hundred jack-o’lanterns, a Nursery Rhyme Tail, a haunted hayride, and delicious treats await at Drumlin Farm’s Tales of the Night (Lincoln)

October 26-29: It’s time for Great Pumpkin Nights, the EcoTarium’s annual spectacular with more than 3,000 professionally carved and lit pumpkins, train rides, trick-or-treating, entertainment, and more (Worcester)


October 27: It’s a KidsJam Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party (Boston)

October 27: Curious George comes to town for a special Halloween Party, crafts, pictures, and fun (Cambridge)

October 27: Sip cider, savor donuts, and take in not-so-scary stories during the Bradley Estate’s Howling Halloween Harvest Bonfire (Canton)

October 27:  Do a bit of Halloween Yoga in the Park (Walpole)

October 27: Attend the last Frightful Friday at Gore Mansion, the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities (Waltham)

October 27-28:  Warm up by a fire pit before exploring the Haunted House at Naumkeag (Stockbridge)

October 27-29: Edaville offers a Not So Spooky Halloween (Carver)

October 27-29: Listen to ghost stories and tour the Old Spooky Manse (Concord)

October 27-30: Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

October 27-31: Halloween Weekend at the Boston Children’s Museum means costumes,  trick-or-treating through the exhibits, mask making, and bag decorating (Boston)