Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday and I hope everyone's lower backs are recovering from all that soggy shoveling yesterday! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, check out this fantastic roundup! And for advanced planning purposes, be sure to check the recent roundups on where to visit the Easter Bunny and maple events in Massachusetts!

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)

Every weekend, 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: Visit with the sanctuary animals when you join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary (Norton)

This Weekend

1. Create a colorful Spring scene with a hopping bunny and patterned paper flowers (Arlington)

2. Powers Musical School’s Storytelling Program presents a musical performance of the children’s book Dragons Love Tacos (Arlington)

3. Celebrate Dinari and Kamaia’s 9th birthday with cake, lion-themed arts and crafts, and lots of learning about lion conservation at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

4. Be amazed by The Magic of Adam Trent (Boston)

5. Listen as New England Conservatory student Sarah Yeo-Wang tells the picture book tale, Story of Ferdinand the Bull, set to the music of her accompanying harp (Boston)

6. Learn to become a Frog Watcher and support conservation efforts (Boston)

7. Youth to Women and Manhood takes on the issues that confront young people today with speakers and special guests focused on helping teenagers strengthen their communities and enrich their own lives (Boston)

8. Young chefs can learn to make pasta from scratch (Boston)

9. The Irish Balladeers perform traditional stories and dances with Irish instruments (Boston)

10. Little Groove lets kids be a part of the the musical experience (Brookline)

11. Work on improv, tone, dynamics, and musicality during the Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam at The Concord Conservatory of Music (Concord)

12. Tap the trees, create maple themed crafts, and sample snacks during Sugar Shack Saturday at Appleton Farms (Hamilton, Ipswich)

13. Team up with a photographer and painter to learn the process behind their 20-foot mixed media work and make your own (Gloucester)

14. Explore the Black Lives Matter movement with Wee the People through stories, activities, and more (Jamaica Plain)

15. Shake off the end-of-winter blues at a Tropical Fiesta with a Puerto Rican theme (Jamaica Plain)

16. Enjoy a hearty Sap-to-Syrup Farmer’s Breakfast (Lincoln)

17. Watch Mike Francis perform as Galileo Galilei to teach kids about astronomy, do some stargazing through a telescope, and enjoy fireside s’mores (Lincoln)

18. South Shore Natural Science Center Maple Day teaches history, culture, and production with tree tapping, treats, crafts, and hands-on activities (Norwell)

19. Make time to support young artists at this student art show (Norwell)

20. Take in this student performance of Balancing Water, an original musical play questioning the flow of resources through story, song, and puppetry (Roxbury)

21. Groundwork Somerville hosts its annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival (Somerville)

22. It’s hard to go wrong with family bowling and a pizza lunch (Somerville)

23. Go on a naturalist-guided Sugaring Off Tour, then warm up by the wood stove with hot drinks, hot dogs cooked in maple sap, soups, and sweet treats (Topsfield)

24. Sample syrup, tap trees, and more when Breakheart Reservation hosts it’s Maple Sugarin’ event (Wakefield)

25. The Boston STEM Fair brings parents and kids together with organizations that offer hands-on programs and activities (Waltham)

26. Embark on a treasure hunt to see how math and music are related (Winchester)

Featured photo by Sarah Boyle on Unsplash