Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I just returned from a lightning quick but amazing trip to Georgia to tour the HGTV Smart Home...lots more to share on that soon, but first, let me get to the Weekend Roundup for your planning pleasure! Enjoy and share!

Currently Ongoing

Weekends, Now through March 31: See the entire sugar-making process from tap to sugaring off, while costumed historians cook period foods with maple and the potter and cooper craft maple related items during Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

Weekends, now through April 1: Be sure to visit with the sanctuary animals when you join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary (Norton)

This Weekend Only

1. Open Door Theater stages a private performance of Cinderella for people who have sensory sensitivities or who are on the autism spectrum (Acton)

2. Enjoy a morning full of music, games, crafts, face painting, and egg hunting (Andover)

3. Make bunny dolls and give them character with jewels, buttons, felt clothing, and more (Arlington)

4. Shawn Colvin performs lullabies from her new album, “The Starlighter” (Boston)

5. Celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, with the Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe (Boston)

6. The Greenway Carousel opens for the season (Boston)

7. Kids learn what farms do during the winter months to prepare for spring and make a seasonal veggie stir fry (Boston)

8. It’s an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt--use clues to find candy-filled eggs hidden among local businesses around Faneuil Hall (Boston)

9. Learn to be a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist (Boston)

10. The annual Classical Cartoon Festival at Symphony Hall returns favorite Warner Bros. cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen (Boston)

11. Rock out with Wayne Potash and his new songs about animals, princesses, and silly monsters (Brookline)

12. Attend this Family Opera performance of Weedpatch (Cambridge)

13. Discover the early history of maple sugaring in New England while enjoying demonstrations, crafts, activities, and games, then warm up by the fire, take a ride in a horse carriage and enjoy fresh kettle popcorn at the Brookwood Farm Maple Sugar Days Festival (Canton)

14. See live owls, go on an owl quest and scavenger hunt, make owl crafts, and decorate owl cookies at the Owls Live Festival (Canton)

15. It’s the last chance to see the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild and the USS Constitution Museum presents Masters of Miniatures (Charlestown)

16. Hunt for 6,000 eggs decorated to look like forest creatures that are hidden throughout 86 acres of trails, plus find prize eggs, the Easter Bunny, food, face painting, live animals, and more when the Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary hosts its annual Great Egg Hunt (Charlton)

17. Enjoy Haggadah, arts, crossing the sea, a charoset competition, and more at this Passover Family Program (Chestnut Hill)

18. Wish Verrill Farm a happy 100th birthday with storytelling, cookie decorating, microgreen planting, cake, music, and more (Concord)

19. At Curious Minds: Family Storytime with Mark Binder, kids and their families can get ready for Passover with creative storytelling and interactive art activities (Dedham)

20. Hear local author Jane Sutton read her new book, Paulie's Passover Predicament (Framingham)

21. Stop by Bass Pro Shops for free photos with the Easter Bunny and holiday crafts (Foxborough)

22. Finish off the sugaring season with this Flapjack Fling (Ipswich)

23. Decorate eggs at the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, then hunt for toy- and candy-filled plastic eggs on the Loring Greenough House lawn (Jamaica Plain)

24. Drumlin Farm offers its annual Woolapalooza event with new spring lambs, sheep shearing demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages (Lincoln)

25. Support local artisans, fine craftspeople, and sculptors at  the Paradise City Arts Festival (Marlborough)

26. Head outside for an Owl Prowl Adventure Under the Moon to learn about calls, behavior, and habitat while looking for resident screech, barred, and great horned owls (Natick)

27. Junie B. Jones stars in a very special musical theater performance about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, and the annual kickball tournament (Newton)

28. Chestnut Hill Farm serves stacks of pancakes plus delicious syrups, candies, and more when it hosts The Magic of Maple (Southborough)

29. Rock out with Josh and the Jamtones at a family Passover concert to benefit Project Bread (Somerville)

30. Bring a basket and dress warmly for this Easter Egg Hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny (Sterling)

31. Join the Model Matzah Bakery to experience the ancient art of Shmura Matzah baking -- bake matzah, create Passover arts and crafts, meet Moses and Pharaoh, and participate in a model Seder (Sudbury)

32. Perkins School for the Blind presents the 6th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt (Watertown)

33. Find hot dogs, snacks, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, games, and of course, thousands of candy-filled eggs at the Westborough Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt (Westborough)

34. Savor a sweet breakfast and take a maple tour during the Land’s Sake Sugaring Off (Weston)

35. Turn the lights off for Earth Hour (Various Locations)

Featured photo by Marguerite Rami on Unsplash