For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp.
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If you have young children, come visit the fair for information on preschools, day cares, early intervention programs and local organizations that service young children and their families.
Immediately following the fair there will be a FREE FAMILY CONCERT with children’s entertainers The Jamberries (www.jamberriesmusic.com) at 11:30 am in the auditorium of the Middle School. FREE.
The 16th Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at various sites on the Charles, from Bellingham to Boston. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to participate and join CRWA and partner organizations at one of three regional picnics following the event.
Cleanup supplies including gloves and trash bags will be provided and participating >>
Sale of Gently Used Children's Clothing, Toys, Books & Equipment sponsored by the Massachusetts Mothers of Twins - Founding Chapter. Admission $1 (under 14 free). Cash & Carry Only - No Checks/Charges >>
Reserve a seat for Heifer Farm’s annual Pancakes at the Farm the first two weekends in March. The meal includes pancakes covered in Heifer Farm’s maple syrup and pork sausage with coffee and juice. After breakfast, tour the farm to view the maple sugaring operation, meet the newly born lambs, and explore Heifer’s Global Village. Reservations are required for this popular breakfast feast. >>
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how >>
Where will Flat Stanley travel next? From Hollywood to Paris to Hawaii and back, THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY will take audiences on a whirlwind journey filled with infectious songs, laughter and fun! With a book by Timothy Allen McDonald, writer of Willy Wonka and James and the Giant Peach, FLAT STANLEY is one adventure you won’t want to miss! Bring your own Flat Stanley to the >>
Every second Saturday of the month, join Lowell National Historical park staff and other families for an afternoon of free, creative drop-in activities in our historic Boarding House!
12PM-2PM: Families can drop by for crafts and hands-on activities in the exhibit -- pack a traveling trunk, "cook" a boarding house dinner, explore how kids in Lowell (past and present) spend their time, and lots >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Big Joe had visited our kids' preschool day care center (KinderCare) from time to time. We had such fond memories of his performances that we hired him for our daughter's 6th birthday party. Kids just love him--lots and lots of giggles and smiles!