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Family Fun for the Week of 7/12 - 7/18

Cirque de Soleil - Family Four-Pack Ticket Giveaway

BostonCentral is pleased to offer tickets to see
Cirque de Soleil

Tuesday, August 3, at 8:00pm

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Boston Metro

Fr-ee Ferry Day: Spectacle & Georges Islands - Boston
Boston Harbor Island Alliance is proud to announce fr-ee ferry service to Spectacle and Georges Islands. Enjoy a picnic on Georges Island, or relax aside a sandy beach on Spectacle Island.
Friday, Jul 16, 2010

12th Annual Lantern Festival: Forest Hills - Jamaica Plain
Enjoy a festive kick-off event in Forsyth Chapel featuring an improvisational jazz concert with Tom Hall, and then join us for a weekend of eclectic events celebrating birds, poetry and nature.
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Advanced Movie Screening Tickets

BostonCentral is pleased to offer tickets to see
"Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"

Saturday, July 24th, at 11:00pm at the AMC Boston Common

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Movie Night at Nira Rock in Jamaica Plain - Jamaica Plain
Outdoor movies in Nira Rock Urban Wild: Shrek 1 and Shrek 2, with fr-ee JP Licks ice cream cones served to the first 100 people You'll be treated to great movies, flickering lanterns, and a lot of fun and need to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Raindate Sunday 7/18.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Make a Splash at ArtBeat 2010: WATER - Somerville
The Somerville Arts Council presents one of the area´s largest and most innovative arts festivals. This year's theme is “Water.”. There will be over a dozen bands; plus dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and water-themed activities galore, including a Pirate Parade
Fri, Sat from Jul 16, 2010 - Jul 17, 2010

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Festival at the Shell - Boston
Every Wednesday night at 7:00pm enjoy fr-ee concerts with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
Every Wednesday from Jul 14, 2010 - Sep 1, 2010

The 1st African Festival of Boston - Boston
Boston´s First African Festival aims to inform the Greater Boston and New England community about all the resources and tools this great country has to offer as we look forward to the next 50 years. Come and collaborate to strengthen the African community this summer.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Celebrate the new Bike Extension of the Neponset Greenway - Boston
Bike the new Greenway Meet at Martini Shell, Truman Parkway, Hyde Park. We'll have two groups to ride this new section, including a family-friendly group. Bikes and Hemets available to borrow. Registration Required.
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010

North Suburbs

Lowell Summer Music Kids' Shows - Lowell
Enjoy fr-ee performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with fr-ee snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. This week: Wed. July 14: The Yo-Yo People; Thurs. July 15: Angkor Dance Troupe
Wednesday, Jul 7, 2010 - Thursday, Aug 12, 2010

Parachute Express: North Shore Music Theatre - Beverly
Family entertainment at its very best. Parachute Express blends songwriting, sophisticated harmonies, and a high-quality, kid-friendly production style. You may recognize their voices from Gymboree, where they got their start.
Friday, Jul 16, 2010

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley at the Medford Library - Medford
Hugh Hanley, noted children´s performer and educator, will present Circle of Songs , a program of songs, finger plays and music activities for children and adults who sing with them. Hugh´s repertoire is varied and highly engaging
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival - Revere
10 of the World's best sand sculptors will compete in a competition. In addition to the sculptors there will be food and art vendors, live entertainment, Sand Sculpting classes, and other forms of entertainment. A great event for all ages.
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010

Fun in the Sun at Wenham Museum - Wenham
Discover the energy of the sun and build a solar-powered boat to race in our water-pool. Visit the museum's model ship display, Anchors Aweigh.
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010

Pirate Stories with Diana Kane - Winchester
Diana Kane returns to the NextDoor Theater with her tales of Pirates on the sea- ahoy matey
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010

Kids Day at Lynn Woods - Lynn
Enjoy a day of family fun and demonstrations at the Lynn Woods Ampitheater. More than an aquifer, more than a wildlife preserve, more than a wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a rare and unique adventure.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

South Suburbs

Barnstable County Fair - Falmouth
The Barnstable County Fair offers lots of summer fun for families. Enjoy crafts, midway, petting zoo, food and live entertainment.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 - Saturday, Jul 24, 2010

Go Wild at Children's Museum Easton - Easton
Meet and learn about all kinds of wlid animals Puppet show, Birds of Prey show, and owl pellet dissections. Really cool stuff
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Bike the Bioreserve - Fall River
Join us for a relaxed 8-10 mile ride for bikers of all ages. Bring your mountain or hybrid bike, water and a helmet.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Despicable Me Presented by Joslin Center for Diabetes - Dedham
Join Joslin at the movies for a special showing of the upcoming 3-D feature, Despicable Me.
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

West Suburbs

Autism Society's Sensory-Friendly Films: AMC Theatres - Framingham
A special opportunity for families affected by autism to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. Auditoriums have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members can get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - Saturday, Oct 9, 2010

Pumpernickel Puppet Show - Acton
Your children will be captivated by the creativity of the Pumpernickel Puppets as they present Sir George and the Dragon at the JCC Early Learning Center located at Congregation Beth Elohim (133 Prospect Street) in Acton on Thursday, July 15 from 10-11am.
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010

Ben Rudnick and Friends in concert - Lexington
Ben Rudnick and Friends will be jamming family-style at the Lexington Battle Green. I'ts never too early to plan for this show
Friday, Jul 16, 2010

Waltham Walks at Stonehurst - Waltham
Waltham Walks at Stonehurst promotes walking for good health. Attendees may choose one of several guided walks or go “questing” with one of Stonehurst´s new self-guided treasure hunts: the Quest of Giants, the Quest of Ruins, or the Quest of Nooks and Crannies.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Children's Performance w/ David Polansky - Newtonville
Fr-ee children's performances by outstanding entertainers Tuesdays in July in Newton. This week features David Polasnky - a favorite Time for Partners music teacher, David will make sure your whole family has a great time singing along.
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010

Vic & Sticks Recycled Rhythm - Watertown
Recycled percussion based music program for kids. Recycled Rhythm talks about how recycling helps the world around us. This music show is fast paced and encourages audience participation.
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010

Ice Cream and...Fireflies - Natick
What's better than ice cream on a summer night? Why not add a little fun outdoor exploration? Join the adventure as we look for flashing fireflies, listen for the songs of frogs and katydids and use a 'bat detector' to find our local bats.
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010

Ice Cream Day at Great Brook Farms - Bolton - Bolton
Warm weather is definitely HERE Cool off at Great Brook Farms on Wednesday, July 14th from 5-7pm with a fr-ee ICE CREAM CONE We will be set up under our tent outdoors and will be offering a delicious selection of Gifford's Ice Cream
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010

New Hampshire

Summer Children's Shows: Palace Theatre - New Hampshire
The Palace Theatre in Manchester presents summer shows for children of all ages.
Tue, Wed from Jun 29, 2010 - Aug 18, 2010

Ben Rudnick & Friends @ Prescott Park Kids Festival - New Hampshire
Here's something for the young and young-at-heart Our Kids Festivals are always a blast with exceptional music, face painting, bubble machines and loads of fun
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Exploring Fruits & Vegetables Family Workshop - New Hampshire
Families are invited to join noted nutritionist and author Eileen Behan, R.D. to explore the amazing world of fruits and vegetables through a variety of interactive and take-home activities.
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010

American Independence Festival of Exeter - New Hampshire
Enjoy a day of living history, with the arrival and reading of the Declaration of Independence, period crafts, music, dance, games, food and more.
Saturday, Jul 17, 2010

Summer Concert Series at Stratham Hill Park - New Hampshire
The Stratham Recreation Commission is delighted to announce the 2010 schedule for the Summer Concert Series at Stratham Hill Park, including an exciting lineup of bands.
Every Wednesday from Jun 30, 2010 - Aug 18, 2010

Rhode Island

Waterfire Providence - Rhode Island
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 - Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010

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