THINGS TO DO! Weekend of March 15-17, 2019

One of my favorite weekends is ahead – St. Patrick’s Day! This is always such a great celebration and it usually includes my favorite thing of all: boiled dinner! You’ll find celebrations all around including the ever popular Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

This weekend is also Maple Weekend in Massachusetts. If you did not get out for maple sugaring yet, this is the weekend to do it! You’ll also find the Hebron Maple Festival on the calendar too! You can find even more places to get your sugar fix in our Maple Sugaring Guide!

There are some great festivals and activities this weekend, you may have a tough time choosing! Hopefully you find a few great things to do!

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

**Please check before you head out that an event is still happening. Winter is officially here and things do get canceled/delayed/postponed when there is bad weather. I cannot always update the calendar with cancellations, so it is important that you click on the links provided or call before you head out. 


Friday, March 15, 2019

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

At 9:30 a.m., enjoy simple stories, songs, movement, finger play, open playtime and art. For ages 12 to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $11 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., drop in for this unstructured playgroup with your children, ages 0 to 24 months. See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., drop in for playing, conversation, music and more. For ages 13 to 23 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., drop in for brief stories and movement followed by unstructured playtime for children ages birth to 3. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, stories, rhymes and game. For toddlers ages 1 to 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m. enjoy an inclusive playgroup for all. For ages birth to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a sensory playgroup for your children, 4 and under. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., stop by for songs, circle time and a craft! For ages birth to 4.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come read, play and enjoy songs & rhymes. For ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., drop in for playing, conversation, music and more. For ages newborn to 12 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., come enjoy open play throughout the bounce house and obstacle course. $15 for two hours. Book online or walk in. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., enjoy this special performance of Peter and the Wolf. For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

 Saturday, March 16, 2019

Celebrate all things maple in Massachusetts this weekend! For a full list of participating locations, visit the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association!

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

Starting at 9 a.m., come celebrate the NBYT’s 9th birthday with fun activities all day including open classes all day, raffles, cupcakes, snacks and more! There is something for all ages! Registration is encouraged for most of events including classes and playgroups. Free!

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! See our Blog Post.

From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! Make sure to bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed friend for activities focused around physical fitness, wellness and healthy bodies! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a round of mini golf throughout the library! Games are $2.50 each. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (on both days), enjoy this popular local event full of food, live music, face painting, live demonstrations, a quilt show, sugar house tours and more. See the full schedule of events on their website.  

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come make rainbow bright art! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and $5 for ages 6 and up. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a stories, music and activities with your children. Best for children that can sit through a story. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate the Girl Scouts with a full day of great events, booths of information, a fashion show, a talent show and more!

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, and simple crafts. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a reading of the book How to Catch a Leprechaun.  Check your local store for storytime hours as most offer them on Saturday morning.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a fun afternoon with face painting, inflatables, carnival games, fun music, photo booth and more. A donation to the Windsor Food Bank serves as an admission fee.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy this fun free event with behind the scenes tours, arts & crafts, visits from the team mascots, and much more! The Yard Goats will also be collecting new and gently used baseball equipment (bats, gloves, cleats, etc.) for donation to Capital Preparatory Magnet School. Admission is free.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., come make pinch of luck slime! For ages 3 and up.  All supplies will be provided for free. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join the race along Maple and Lyman Street, or watch from the sidelines!

At 2 p.m., see what you can build with LEGO bricks. For ages 4 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate spring with tissue paper flowers! For ages 8 and up.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., enjoy an improv comedy show for the family. Geared for ages 5 to 12. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. See our Blog Post.

At 5:30 p.m., drop off your little ones for a night off while they play and have a great time! For ages 2.5 and older, and potty trained. Prices are $30 for one child (half off for siblings).

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate all things maple in Massachusetts this weekend! For a full list of participating locations, visit the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association!

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., come job in a quiet, calm, less intimidating environment. Admission is $12 per hour, one parent can join for free. See our Blog Post.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy maple inspired food and drink all day, learn how maple syrup is made and enjoy a fresh sample straight from the evaporator. This event is free!

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the zoo is open! Come visit some animals including the tigers! In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, if you wear green, you will receive 15% off the price of admission!  See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the aquarium for the day and see the sharks, turtles and other fun sea creatures! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by and learn about airplanes! Enjoy storytimes, build and fly challenges, science demonstrations, and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open for play! Come explore and learn at this great children’s museum! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a round of mini golf throughout the library! Games are $2.50 each. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (on both days), enjoy this popular local event full of food, live music, face painting, live demonstrations, a quilt show, sugar house tours and more. See the full schedule of events on their website.  

From 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., come to the aquarium and visit with some of your favorite sea friends including the penguins and beluga whale! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy three floors of exploration and fun! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit this hands-on museum with three floors of exploration! See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum is open! Stop by and enjoy some hands on science fun, learning and discovery! See our Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., grab your seats early and prepare to have a great time at this annual tradition!

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., bring the little ones to this perfectly sized hands-on museum with animals, pretend play and more! See our Blog Post.

At 12 p.m., make sure you are lined up and ready to run! The FitKids Run starts at 12:30 and the 5K kicks off at 1 p.m. If you are not a runner, you can still watch from the sidelines!

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the model trains will be running and the public is welcome to come check out these amazing displays! Free. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., see live demonstrations of how sap is transformed into syrup, explore the property and see where the trees are tapped, tour the house and barns, and sample the final product on pancakes cooked over an open hearth. Admission is $5 per person.

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