THINGS TO DO! Weekend of November 2-4, 2018

It’s the quiet time of year. We’ve survived the beginning of school and Halloween. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner. However, at least for a couple of weeks, we can breathe a little sigh of relief.  

Activities wind down for a couple of weeks until the holiday season kicks in.  This is a good time to explore a new place or go back to one of your favorites. Farms are closing up but you may still catch a few with the last of PYO apples.  

I’ve heard that Saturday looks rainy but Sunday will be unseasonably warm.  So after you’re cooped up for a day, Sunday would be a great time to check out a new playground

Otherwise, enjoy this little bit of calm. Because winter and the holidays are coming! 


Friday, November 2, 2018

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 $10 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.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a playgroup with your children ages 0 to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.    Call ahead for reservations! 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 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, circle time and a craft. For ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., bring your toddler for a storytime that introduces them to language, literature and the library through songs, stories, rhymes and games. Drop in. For ages 1 to 3. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in and play, read and enjoy songs and rhymes with your babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a special storytime in the Friends Cafe. For all ages.  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.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., see what you can build with the library’s supply of LEGOs. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., enjoy a family movie with the film A Wrinkle in Time. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy a thrilling show from The Matica Circus with fire spinning, fire jumprope, fire hula hoop, extreme unicylcing and more. Appropriate for all ages. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. See our Blog Post.

At 7 p.m., drop in for storytime at night.  A fun activity will follow. Drop in. Free. Check your local store for storytime hours.

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — DON’T FORGET TO SET THOSE CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR TONIGHT!

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., celebrate and honor all who have served our country in our hands-on Veteran’s Day focused workshop. Build a custom model military helicopter with your child. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.  Register online.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy free admission to the museum all day. There is a special family program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where you can learn all about the tradition of holiday poppers!

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., celebrate National Jellies Day with a jelly-filled day of activities including crafts, life cycle and food web activities. There will also be behind-the-scenes tours of the Jellie Culture Lab! Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. Included with normal admission. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., discover the world of PBS Kids with character meet & greets with Curious George, Daniel Tiger and the Cat in the Hat, dancing and singing, costume parade, crafts, and much more! Tickets on sale now.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop.    Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come make creepy Christmas Trees! 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.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a full day long book fair with presentations, autographs, activities including crafts and puppet making and much more!

At 10 a.m., enjoy a half hour of stories, music and activities with your children, ages 3 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this music and movement program where children can sing songs, play games and move to the beat. For ages 1 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., drop in for storytime and listen to the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  A fun activity will follow. Drop in. Free. Check your local store for storytime hours.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a farm to food truck to your table feast! Check out the orchard for the final days of PYO apple, fun activities on the farm including pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Free admission.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., join publishing house Bharat Babies for a fun-filled day of programs celebrating Diwali. Programs include storytelling, dance, music, and artmaking for the whole family. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., decorate a mini tree. Buy the Ashland mini tree and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. See our Blog Post.

 

 Sunday, November 4, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a full day long book fair with presentations, autographs, activities including crafts, and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyone is welcome to enjoy the Science Center. Lights will be dimmed and volume will be lowered for those with sensory disabilities. There will be tons of activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Gallery Science Demonstrations. All are welcome. Tickets are $14 in advance or $16.95 at the door. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., make some doodle slime. All supplies will be provided. See our Blog Post.

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