Fun Family Events for the week of 5/10-5/16.  Click read more for this week's activities.
Boston Metro

Boston Kite & Flight Festival - Dorchester
A family tradition with thousands of Bostonians of all ages, the Annual Boston Kite Festival, will take place at Franklin Park Playstead. Bring your kite or make one in the park, 'rent' a bike for fr-ee, play games and have a spring picnic.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

National Astronomy Day: Clay Center - Brookline
The Clay Center will hold astronomy day events in collaboration with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). Many activities have been planned for families and children of all ages. Registration encouraged.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cambridge Friends School Music Festival - Cambridge
Great music, arts and crafts and other kid-friendly fun activities including arts and crafts and face-painting, and delicious food for purchase .
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Crimson Sailing Academy Open House - Charles River - Cambridge
Enjoy complimentary sailboat rides at our Open House. If you're a 10-16 year old and want to check out sailing at the Crimson Sailing Academy, come for a short sail with us, meet the instructors and see the facilities.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hill House Backyard Dash & New Balance Girls on the Run 5K - Boston
Annual family fun run followed by a neighborhood picnic with carnival games and the New Balance Girs on the Run 5K to benefit Girls on the Run of Suffolk County.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Compagnia TPO, Farfalle - Boston
The wondrous, other-worldly 'sensory gardens' of Farfalle, take audiences on a magnificent journey through a literal and symbolic story of a butterfly´s life cycle. This is beauty that kids can touch, beauty they can live in.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Sunday, May 15, 2011

Henry Bears Park 35th year celebration - Brookline, Cambridge..
Celebrate Henry Bear's Park's 35th year with singing, raffles, activities and discounts in each of the three Henry Bear store locations.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hot Dog Safari: Suffolk Downs - Boston
All the hot dogs, sausages and ice cream sundaes you can eat for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Joey Fund.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

FINAL WEEK: Big Apple Circus: Dance On - Boston
This Big Apple Circus combines international circus artistry with Broadway-style theater under a big top. Because no seat is more than 50 feet from the action, this is the perfect circus for young children.
Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 - Sunday, May 15, 2011

North Suburbs

Kaleidoscope Theatre's Pocahontas..The Musical - Saugus
Pocahontas..The Musical The factual story, not the Hollywood version You may have enjoyed the Hollywood version of Pocahontas over the years. Now you have the opportunity to enjoy the real story with Kaleidoscope Theatre's presentation of Pocahontas..The Musical, for one show only.
Sunday, May 15, 2011

North Shore Design Show to Benefit the Wenham Museum - Wenham
North Shore Design Show to Benefit the Wenham Museum. Join Honorary Chair Jenny Johnson, host of NECN's New England Dream House, to celebrate the best in interior design at the 2011 North Shore Design Show.
May 13, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Kids4Kids Public Performances: Richard Scarry's Busytown - Stoneham
Bring your younger family and friends to Stoneham Theatre for a special opportunity to see our touring Kids4Kids shows before they travel to local elementary schools throughout the year.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

We Cycle at Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center - Ipswich
Learn some basic bike maintenance and swap parts to outfit your bike for errands in an effort to encourage cycling as an alternate mode of transportation, reducing fossil fuel emissions. Also, donate your old, repairable bikes for a great cause -- Bikes Not Bombs
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Salem
Activities at PEM include readings, poetry set to music, My Favorite Poem, with celebrity readers, and expressive arts inspired by the museum's collection.
Friday, May 13, 2011 - Saturday, May 14, 2011

Smolak Farms annual Dog Day - Andover
Visit Smolak Farms annual “Dog Day” to celebrate your best friend with a variety of activities including: walking trails, hayrides, frisbee demo, Nail Clipping, Dog Massages, Pet Photograph, Training Demonstrations, duck races with rubber “doggies”, gourmet dog treats, “Doggie Dishes” from Treadwell's Ice Cream and much, much more
Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Hampshire

Street a.k.a. Museum - New Hampshire
Street a.k.a. Museum rolls out into the streets of Portsmouth as a living museum with an exhibition showcasing the new direction of street art. The exhibition has both an outdoor and indoor component presenting street art both in its original context as well as on the museum walls.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from May 11, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011

Super Stellar Friday: “Teen Night: Coffee House” - New Hampshire
Teens share their art and talent Art speaks Come and enjoy local young artists as they share their talents of live music, poetry, and photography.
Friday, May 13, 2011

West Suburbs

Westford Kiwanis Apple Blossom Festival & Carnival - Westford
The Westford Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the Annual Apple Blossom Festival & Carnival Fundraiser. Enjoy rides, games, food and a parade with marching bands and hand crafted floats along the parade route.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tenacre Family Fair - Wellesley
The Tenacre Country Day School Fair is fun for the whole family, and includes carnival rides and games, a huge yard sale, raffle for not-to-miss prizes, face painting, petting zoo, great food and baked items. Everyone is welcome
Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Visit from Galileo - Concord
For one day only, Dabblers will return to the year 1612 as Galileo makes a visit to discuss his discoveries in astronomy using his own version of the modern telescope, his 'spyglass'. Galileo will lead spirited talks with visitors to the store and relate the issues and problems he encountered with the other philosophers of his time. 
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lexington Montessori School 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run - Lexington
A safe, fun, family-oriented event with a 5K run/walk and a kids' fun run. Prizes, music, food. 
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garden Plant Sale at Gore Place - Waltham
Get your garden off to a great start with heirloom herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials from the greenhouse at Gore Place in Waltham. Rare and hard-to-find varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs and tomatoes. Proceeds benefit the Farm.
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - Friday, May 20, 2011

Sudbury Family network Tag Sale - Sudbury
The Sudbury Family Network (SFN) is hosting its second annual Kid's Stuff Tag Sale featuring gently-used children's clothing, toys and equipment. Stock up for summer and all of your outdoor fun needs.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Concord Art Walk Celebration: Music, Art & Bubble Painting - Concord
Pottery bubble painting technique demo at 1pm; strolling musicians at 2pm; area artists' work on display all day (9:30a-5:30p)
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Fun Day: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network - Natick
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and support a great cause. Make your own sundae, washable tattoos, magic tricks, shooting hoops, and more.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cat Fair and Adoption Day - Concord
A special event for Cat Lovers. Rescue kitties available for adoption, informational programs, pet related articles for sale, face painting, and by special invitation Save A Dog Rescue Group.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

South Suburbs

May 12th AHA Night: Arts in Bloom - New Bedford
Join us on AHA night when Downtown New Bedford comes alive with Art, History and Architecture This month April showers bring May flowers Join us on May 12th in Downtown New Bedford when we celebrate Arts in Bloom.
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cape Cod Maritime Festival - Cape Cod
Enjoy this annual celebration of Cape Cod's maritime past. Featuring live musical acts, children's activities and entertainment, and displays by local artists and museums.
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Parmenter 5K Run for All Ages & Kids Panda Dash - Franklin
5K Run and Fr-ee Panda Dash for Kids 4-12. A fun day for the whole family Run or walk the 5K route and let the kids (4-12) race in the Panda Dash. Entertainment, raffles and refreshments. Funds raised will go to the Random Smile organization, a local organization helping families in need, and the Parmenter School.
Sunday, May 15, 2011

The PJ Library® Pajama-rama - Sharon
Be part of a tzedakah (helping others) project – in your PJs Enjoy story time and songs; make personalized pillowcases; and support The Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need.
Sunday, May 15, 2011

Parent Workshop – Green Parenting for Healthy Kids - Hingham
On Wednesday, May 11 from 12-1pm learn how to protect your children from environmental health hazards and leave them a greener and better world tomorrow. Workshop held at the JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham at Congregation Sha´aray Shalom (1112 Main Street) in Hingham. No charge and open to the entire community. Register by contacting 781-752-4000 or
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 National TriMathlon - Cohasset
More than 240 Mathnasium Learning Centers across the US are hosting the 2011 National TriMathlon for students in grades 3-6.
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rhode Island

Happy Birthday, Rhode Island Providence Children´s Museum - Rhode Island
Celebrate Rhode Island's 221st birthday month with a day of festive fun. Meet Rhode Island Red chickens and chicks from Casey Farm and learn about the life cycle of these feathered friends. Make a colorful pennant and raise a cup of coffee milk in honor of the smallest state - Ages 5 - 11
Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Stronger Providence Day - Rhode Island
Enjoy all the cultural vitality Providence has to offer, taste the flavors of Providence´s restaurants, learn about how Providence is the economic engine of Rhode Island, and enjoy the artistic performances from diverse entertainment groups.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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