Weekly Blueprint

Whoo boy I hope you are out enjoying this GORGEOUS weather! I'm taking a quick break from being outside to share this Weekly Blueprint and then I'm heading back out! Also, two quick things I wanted to let you know about: First, BIG HIGH FIVES to Save The Harbor / Save The Bay and Massachusetts Bay Lines! Yesterday I ended up taking Violet on one of their free marine mammal harbor rides and it was so awesome to learn more about the amazing work they do. Violet loved the adventure so I am totally planning on exploring more harbor related activities this spring and summer! And second, last week I took Laurel and Violet to The Friendly Toast at the Burlington Mall for the first time and they loved it (and I recommend you order the Taco Party for yourself because of course)! I wanted to mention it at the front end of the week because if you are free on Wednesdays, from 4pm on, kids eat free. Enjoy and now on to planning this week!

Ongoing:

Now through April 25: Check out the Museum of Science exhibit Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature (Boston)

Now through May 6: Big Apple Circus comes to town (Somerville)

Now through May 13: Catch a performance of Stuart Little (Boston)

Now through May 13: Delight in the changes that take place through the spring season every weekend at the Wildflower Festival (Sheffield)

Recurring Events:

April 26-29: Check out the annual Harvard ArtsFirst Festival, celebrating the work of more than 100 student and faculty performing, literary, and visual artists (Cambridge)

April 27-30: Join the Boston Area City Nature Challenge, a fun competition taking place around the globe to see which locale can document the most species (Various Locations)

Monday, April 23

Attend Story Time with the Boston Ballet to hear stories about famous dancers and participate in related movement activities (Boston)

Enjoy Creative Drama @ the Library (Jamaica Plain)

Join this free Children’s Chess Club (Roslindale)

Tuesday, April 24

Play with light, symmetry, reflection, and refraction (Acton)

Explore insect neighborhoods, learn how bugs use their senses to communicate and work together, build mounds like ants, and dance like bees (Belmont)

Attend this talk, “What Helps a Child Build a Meaningful Life?”, with journalist and author Emily Esfahani Smith (Dedham)

Wednesday, April 25

Make a strawberry DNA necklace to commemorate the discovery of the double helix and the completion of the Human Genome Project (Acton)

GISB Minis is a free German/English bilingual playgroup for babies and toddlers (Boston)

Meet local turtles and learn about their habits and habitats (Lincoln)

Teens focus on creative writing with professional guidance at this Grub Street Spoken Word workshop (Mattapan)

Read A Tree is Nice, learn about the seasons, and craft a paper bag tree project to welcome spring (Newton)

Join a Hawk Watch at Pilgrim Heights to help study the migration of hawks over the Outer Cape (Truro)

Thursday, April 26

The annual Harvard ArtsFirst Festival opens, celebrating the work of more than 100 student and faculty performing, literary, and visual artists (Cambridge)

Learn about salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp, create vernal pool inspired art, and enjoy free food at this Earth Day and Audubon Birthday Celebration (Canton)

Explore the vernal pools during a See, Think, and Wonder Walk (Newburyport)

Design, create, construct, and imagine plus learn all about Rosie Revere, Engineer (North Easton)

Friday, April 27

Read The Princess and the Pea, create a royal garden bed filled with peas and more, then plant a personal pea pot to take home (Lincoln)

Participate in a May Day Celebration for Families with May pole dancing, baskets, nature walks, games, art activities, May Day tales, a special dessert, and more (Topsfield)

It’s a Shabbat Pizza and Play celebration (Watertown)