by Jennifer Sammons
Here are our top picks for fun, local family events and activities this week and on the weekend (November 4-10, 2013). Just click on each event for more details. And be sure to check out full calendar at BostonParentsPaper.com for additional events.
Boston Christmas Festival
Get a jump start on holiday shopping and check out the Gingerbread House Competition, featuring sugary creations built by area chefs.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Big Friendly Giant is a one-act play with some oddball characters that teaches a message of bigheartedness.
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Family friendly films at this annual festival include Dancing in Jaffa, about a ballroom dancer, Igor and the Cranes' Journey, about a boy tracking the migration of cranes, and The Zig Zag Kid, about a 13-year-old hero on a mission to discover what happened to his mother.
Oodles of Noodles
Sample noodles from around the globe at this tasty community festival in Newton.
Discover the Arnold Arboretum on a guided walk highlighting plants and natural phenomena.