Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! If you're looking for something to do this coming week, check out this great roundup. And also, please join me tomorrow (Monday, 12:30pm) at the Boston Mamas Facebook page for a really fabulous food-related Facebook Live!

Currently Ongoing

Now through March 18: Be sure to catch The Art of Eric Carle: Night before the exhibition ends (Amherst)

Now through March 24: The USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum presents Masters of Miniatures (Charlestown)

Multi-Day Events

March 13-14: Take two days to discover The Secret Life of Maple Syrup with outdoor detective work, sap collecting, and boiling down, plus blind taste tests and sweet treats (Belmont)

March 14-16: Check out the Boston Flower and Garden Show (Boston)

Monday, March 12

Head to the Seaport and play on fifteen interactive light and sound LED seesaws (Boston)

Let Freedom Ring: Music & Poetry of Black History takes audience members on a journey from Africa through slavery to the Civil Rights movement and powerful voices of modern leaders (Boston)

Get into the spirit with St. Patrick’s Day stories and crafts (Boston)

Watch Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies, an interactive production that celebrates some of the most unique and exciting stories of Black Americans (Boston)

Take a Maple Sugaring Tour of Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

Explore nature through play with rocks, sticks, water, and more (Waltham)

Tuesday, March 13

The Discovery Museums’ SMART Gals series continues its celebration of Women’s History Month with a DNA scavenger hunt and DNA inspired crafts in honor of chemist Rosalind Franklin’s work (Acton)

Join a St. Patrick’s Day CRAFTernoon (Boston)

Mark Tween Tech Week by assembling Lego Mindstorm robots (Boston)

Celebrate nature through art, songs, puppets, stories, and nature play along the trails (Canton)

Craft small wearable bags of amulets and good luck charms (Roslindale)

Tweens can engage in a bit of Creative Drama (Roslindale)

Wednesday, March 14

Create mixed media circle collages and play with compasses for Pi Day (Acton)

Rock out at a Baby Dance Party (Boston)

This Bilingual Sing-along offers songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes in English and Spanish (Boston)

Take an Afterschool Building Challenge with wood blocks, magnetic tiles, KAPLA planks, and Bristle blocks (Boston)

Teens can participate in this free Grub Street Spoken Word workshop (Mattapan)

Join the Boston Nature Center’s Bird-a-thon Kick-Off Meeting, then head out on a woodcock watch (Mattapan)

Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis Museum--this month’s free Stroller Tour focuses on abstract patterns (Wellesley)

Wear orange in solidarity with students, teachers, and staff who are walking out of school throughout the state (and country) to demand gun reform legislation (Various Locations)

Thursday, March 15

Learn how a therapy dog learns tricks and behavior (Acton)

Take in a free New England Conservatory performance featuring a wind quintet and piano player (Boston)

Let Freedom Ring celebrates Black History through poetry and music (Dorchester)

Plant shamrocks, greet a snake, take a bite of the traditional Irish potato treat boxty, and dance a jig or two during the Drumlin Farm St. Paddy’s Day Party (Lincoln)

Enjoy stories, crafts, and a naturalist-led walk through Broad Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary (Worcester)

Friday, March 16

Head outside for nature play and activities (Acton)

Bright Star Theater presents Meet Dr. King, a production designed to introduce kids to the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Boston)

Listen to a St. Patrick’s Day storytime at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

Celebrate spring with Chicken Chores (Lincoln)

Menotomy Musical Theater performs Willy Wonka, Jr. (Medford)

Join this Equinox Evening Explore, searching for signs of spring after the sun sets and enjoying treats around a toasty fire pit while sharing legends about the seasons and constellations (Newburyport)

Use songs, movement, dramatic play, and hands-on activities to discover Signs of Spring (Newburyport)

Watch as Big Joe The Storyteller shares the story of Passover with puppets and props, explore the ten plagues with award-winning face painters, and create a Passover craft, then enjoy a Shabbat dinner buffet and ice cream bar (Sharon)

Featured photo by andrew jay on Unsplash