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Contents

October 2019

Volume 35 • Number 2

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Language Melting Pot Why Learn Another Language?

Executive Functions

Understanding Mental Processes

30 W H AT ’ S I N S I D E

4 Family F.Y.I.

Kids

• Your Child with Special Needs 24 • SpongeBob Contest 25 • School & Preschool 26 Open House Guide

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR | Jean Abernathy ADVERTISING SALES Holly Castro, David Morney Boston Parents Paper is published monthly by Parenting Media Inc. Please note that the advertisements in this magazine are paid for, which allows this magazine to be free to the consumer. 60,000 copies of Boston Parents Paper are distributed to more than 1600 locations in the region. Past issues are available on our website, www.BostonParentsPaper.com

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he award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre October 15-27. SpongeBob and Friends love a clean ocean! Boston Parents Paper is hosting a contest to celebrate local kids who are doing their part to better our environment. TO ENTER, submit photos and a short description of your child making the environment better to https://bostonparentspaper.com/contest-entry.html. The contest winners will receive a family four pack to the SPONGEBOB Musical. The winners will be picked at random and will be selected by October 10.

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ur 2019 edition of Your Child with Special Needs is filled with information on how to help kids with special needs thrive, what to look for in a mental health care provider, and valuable local resources and support groups. Available online at BostonParentsPaper.com – just click on Your Child with Special Needs in the “Our Magazines” tab.

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Walk the Walk … Safely

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hen comparing all forms of transport, pedestrians are the most vulnerable on the road. Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teen pedestrians are more likely to be treated in hospitals for crash-related injuries than other age groups. Before your family heads out on foot, keep safety in mind.

• Use designated crosswalks or intersections. • Obey traffic signals. • Follow signs even when no vehicle is in sight. It only takes seconds for a vehicle or bike to cause damage. If no traffic signal is available, stand clear of obstacles so drivers can see you, look both ways before crossing and make eye contact with motorists even when they’re stopped. Never assume that vehicles see you or will stop. • It’s safest to walk on a sidewalk, but when unavailable, walk on the shoulder and face traffic. • Carry a flashlight or wear retro-reflective clothing to increase your visibility. Look for well-lit areas when walking at night. • Children under 10 years developmentally always need to cross the street with an adult. • Adults serve as role models for safety behaviors. Set a good example by putting your phone, headphones and devices down when walking around cars.

That’s how many apples the average person eats in one year, which seems like a lot but considering the old adage is “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” we’re all falling about 300 short! Help your family fulfill their apple fix this fall by heading to one of our fabulous area apple picking farms. To help you map out which spot is best (and closest) to you, head over to our convenient list of places to pick at https://bostonparentspaper.com/article/apple-picking-at-farms-and-orchards-inmassachusetts.html. But, hey, leave a few apples for us!

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Family F.Y.I. Supporting Your Child Through Puberty Deirdre Walsh, Boston Children’s Hospital

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inding the right school for your child is not easy. We just made the task easier with the 2019 edition of the Open House Guide for Schools and Preschools which is now available with information on a timeline for applying to a private school, information on what to look for when visiting your schools of choice, what to consider with early childhood programs and a school open house events calendar all available online at BostonParentsPaper.com

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etting older is a part of life. No matter the age, your body goes through changes whether it’s a teething baby, a growth spurt or aches and pains. Puberty is a big change for children and can often be upsetting or scary. Puberty is a time for child to transition to an adult. As a parent or caregiver, there are steps you can take to make this transition easier. Girls usually experience puberty around the age of 10 and boys are usually around 11. It is possible for this to begin earlier as well and your child can go through puberty for a period of one to 5 years. Signs that puberty is starting are oily skin or acne, oily hair, increased perspiration, body odor and growth spurts. The main thing to remember as a parent or caregiver is to talk to your child and explain that what is happening to their body is normal and that everyone goes through it. Children, especially at this age, are sensitive to being different so reassuring them that it is completely normal will go a long way. Body image issues plague a lot of children so act as role model and explain to them that

bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. Mood swings are a common part of puberty and though it may be difficult, as a parent or caregiver you should do your best to remain calm when your child has an outburst. Talk to your child about the changes to their body, again reassuring them that they are completely normal. If acne is bothering them, offer to take them to the dermatologist. Puberty is often when a child learns more about themselves; they may veer towards different types of clothing or haircuts than you are used to. This is completely normal but you should feel free to ask them questions while also remaining supportive. Lean on your friends who have kids that are the same age or older than yours. You can share tips or concerns you may have with someone else going through the same thing. If you have concerns about anything going on during this period, do not hesitate to consult professional help. Having an open and honest relationship with your child during puberty will help not only them but also you.

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ooking for a Caribbean adventure that you and your kids will love? Look no further, Aruba has you covered! With sparkling blue water, white sand beaches and accommodations to take care of all of your families needs Aruba is just what the family needs to relax. Photos courtesy of Aruba Ostrich Farm; Aruba Tourism Authority; and The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

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Aruba Butterfly Farm Just a short drive away from the Aruba Marriott you will find the tranquil Aruba Butterfly Farm. This quiet oasis inside the mesh enclosure allows the whole family to enjoy hundreds of butterflies representing many different species from around the globe as they flutter around the flowering plants. Dedicated tour guides provide engaging, kid-friendly explanations of butterfly habits and the stages of metamorphosis, with each stage clearly on display with in the farm. For the early birds, on Wednesday mornings you can even watch butterflies being born! Kids will enjoy exploring all the nooks and crannies within the farm, searching for the most beautiful butterfly, while Mom and Dad will enjoy the trickling fountains and little ponds that enhance the sense of tranquility with in the tropical butterfly haven. Wear bright colors to coax the butterflies into landing on you – it’s good luck – and make sure to bring your camera. On your way out pick up a lovely butterfly-inspired souvenir from the gift shop.

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Contact Information: Aruba Butterfly Farm J Irausqiun Boulevard Palm Beach, Aruba Phone: +297-586-3656 Email: butterflyfarmaruba@gmail.com Website: www.thebutterflyfarm.com

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Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa Aruba’s desert like landscape and arid climate provide the ideal location for the wild donkeys who were brought to the island 500 years ago to aid in transportation but were left adrift in modern times, with cars passing by them on cactus lined roads, where they once traveled carrying passengers and pulling carts. While many donkeys remain wild on the island many donkeys needed help. In 1997, Aruba’s Donkey Sanctuary was created to provide a sanctuary where these beloved animals can live out their lives in a protected environment. Encounter about one hundred of Aruba’s donkeys that have found a safe, new home in the new location at Bringamosa. You will be welcomed by the distinctive call of the donkeys as they welcome visitors and inspect new arrivals and offer an additional greeting. You may even be visited by the neighbor’s colorful peacocks who like to escape the sun in the barn next to the parking lot. The visitor center offers food for sale for the donkeys so you can get an up close and personal donkey experience. Guests can enjoy a cold drink on the covered porch or buy original donkey-themed gifts in the gift shop.

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Contact Information: Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa Bringamosa 2Z, Santa Cruz, Aruba Phone: +297-593-2933 Email: director@arubandonkey.org Website: Arubandonkey.org

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Aruba Ostrich Farm At the Aruba Ostrich Farm tours allow guests to interact with these two very unique bird species while learning about their natural behaviors and survival instincts from enthusiastic guides. Kids will get a bigger kick out of handfeeding the ostriches, which are far from shy! The tour concludes with a visit to the incubator, hatchery and the special pens for young ostriches and emus. The farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge open-air lodge is dedicated to ostrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native African homeland, housing an art boutique that carries authentic goods from Zimbabwe, as well as handicrafts made in Aruba. Lunch at the Savanna Lodge Bar & Restaurant, which serves a locally inspired lunch menu, happy hour for adults and shaved us for the kids.

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Contact Information: Aruba Ostrich Farm Matividiri 57 Paradera, Aruba Phone: +297-585-9630 Email: info@arubaostrichfarm.com Website: www.arubaostrichfarm.com

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De Palm Tours What better way to experience the Carribean then by being in the amazingly clear blue warm waters? De Palm Tours offers up several options of snorkel, snuba and scuba diving trips as well as an all-inclusive attraction of their very own water park island that includes reef snorkeling, Zip-lining, air-jumping, beach volleyball and salsa dancing. Arubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ocean waters offer up a plethora of sea life and has many sunken treasures you can marvel from a snorkeling perspective including a WWII German ship! We experienced a snorkel cruise that took us to Arashi Reef and the Antilla Shipwreck. De Palm Tours will pick you up from the hotel so no need to worry about transportation. Their boats are expertly staffed with a fun twist. The staff ensures that you are happy and comfortable during the excursion.

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The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Located on beautiful Palm Beach, north of Arubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital city of Oranjestad, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is one of the most luxurious hotels on the island and is perfect for the family. The resort is filled with restaurants to cater to every family need, fitness room, spa and teen room. But the main attraction is the pool! Kids will be entertained all day long in the lazy river, on the waterslide and with the various events hosted by the enormous pool! End the day with a volleyball game and beautiful sunset views from the beach.

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Contact Information: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. L.G. Smith Boulevard #101 Palm Beach, Aruba Phone: +297-586-9000 Website: www.marriott.com Aruba Marriott Resort Social Handles: Instagram: @ArubaMarriott Facebook: @ArubaMarriott Twitter: @ArubaMarriott October 2019 | BostonParentsPaper.com

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Atardi at the Marriott Magically located on the beach, with tables so near the tranquil Caribbean water that you can stick your toes in it, Atardi offers the perfect setting from which to embark on a culinary journey. Dinners are delighted by magnificent sunsets every night, while enjoying extraordinary cuisine specializing in delicious fresh seafood cuisine. Refined yet relaxed, all members of the family will enjoy something special from the menu at this amazing restaurant.

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Contact Information: Atardi L.G. Smith Boulevard #101 Palm Beach, Aruba Phone: +297-520-6537 Website: www.marriott.com

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BOSTON PARENT’S PAPER

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CONCORD MUSEUM

Why Kids  It

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What kid wouldn’t love to try their hand at writing with a quill pen? Or learn how to make their own Patriot Portrait? Children delight in the privilege of examining historic artifacts like the 1775 Paul Revere lantern, and learning about daily life for Native children who sewed and played with deerskin balls! Check the schedule for community mural contribution and Sculptures Alive programming!

ADDRESS: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA 01742 Two Entrances: (also accessible via 200 Lexington Road)

Why Parents  It A museum that covers thousands of years of history in an intimate, cozy atmosphere? Whether it is learning about the roots of American democracy, the power of independent thinking, the preservation of the environment, or the intricacies of craftsmanship, the Concord Museum brings history into the lives of learners of all ages! Your kids will love seeing your excitement!

WEBSITE: concordmuseum.org HOURS: Grand Reopening October 11th! Fall/Winter Hours thru January 12th: Daily 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Summer Hours: Daily; Check website for current seasonal hours; Open February and April school vacation weeks; New museum shop!. ADMISSION: Adult: $10.00; Child (5-17): $6.00; Children under 5: Free; Student & Senior: $8.00; Ways to Save: Military discounts; Teacher discount; MTA discount; EBT Cardholder & family discount; Area Public Library Pass Program; NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum) Reciprocal Admissions honored. Learn more: narmassociation.org CAFÉ: Lovely open-air courtyard for outdoor enjoyment of packed food & picnics. Abundant nearby dining options available in Concord center ¼ mile down the road. SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS: School field trips for all ages feature programs connecting students to the Revolutionary War, Native American life, the Colonies, and Concord authors: Colonial Cooking, Relive 1775, Colonial Samplers; Revolutionary Traveling Trunk School Deliveries; Colonial Winter Workshop (Dec-Feb); Afterschool and Youth Organization visits; Traveling Classroom Outreach Programs. SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES/KIDS: Year-round, hands-on family programming; Holiday tours, crafts, and activities schedule; Online Parents; Favorite annual events like Patriots Day, Celebrate the Apple Day, and the month-long, beloved Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature, featuring 40 trees and wreaths, each decorated in the theme of a favorite children’s book. And much more...

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INCLUSIVITY INFO: Fully accessible and climate-controlled museum; Strollers welcomeand strollers available on a FCFS basis free of charge in the coat room; Service dogs welcome; Accessible seating available for auditorium events by reservation: 413-559-6301.

Henry David Thoreau Gallery

People of Musketaquid Gallery

Center of Revolution Gallery

Go on a special Treasure Hunt in the Henry David Thoreau Gallery! What did Henry see in his spyglass? Can you find Henry’s flute? Match the pictures to all the artifacts in this exhibit including Henry’s desk where he wrote Walden.

Basketry, pottery, and quillwork oh my! Step back in time again to explore the amazing works of Native artists and artisans, past and present. What next art project of yours will this fascinating crafting inspire? Visit the hands-on touch station to learn more about the history of Musketaquid.

Here lie the museum collections’ oldest objects — can you find the Native stone tool from 10,000 years ago? Kids love to see the muskets and powder horns from the Revolution and imagine themselves as a minuteman or a rider like Paul Revere! Can you find the lantern from Revere’s famous ride?

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MIT MUSEUM

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Why Kids  It One word: Robots! Beyond that, the progressive programs designed especially for young adults and connecting participants with MIT research are unmatched in both opportunity and inspiration!

Museum Info ADDRESS: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Building N51, Cambridge, MA 02139 WEBSITE: mitmuseum.mit.edu HOURS: Open seven days a week: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm except major holidays; Check calendar for exceptions. ADMISSION: Adult: $10.00; Youth under 18, Students with ID, and Seniors: $5.00; Children under 5, MIT ID holders (students, faculty, staff, spouses), and alumni (with one guest): Free; See website for ways to save on admission.

Why Parents  It Have a teen with a growing interest in STEM-related fields? Right-brained and left-brained parents are equally grateful for this local, powerful resource to make a difference in their lives! Need to do some novelty gift shopping? MIT Museum Store is a hit for unusual gifts and décor, and also favorite for childrens’electronic toys and scientist puppets!

CAFÉ: No designated dining areas or facilities on site. Visitors may eat at the cafeterias located in the MIT Student Center or Stata Center, both walkable from the Museum. See link for more on-campus and nearby dining options: http://institute-events.mit.edu/visit/ where-to-eat SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS: Educational Workshops offered for grades 6-12, up to 25 students. Two-hour science, technology, engineering, and art, instructor-led and exhibit-related activities. Choose from Robotics, DNA workshop, Physics & Photography, Structural Engineering, and more; College, adult, senior, and corporate groups welcome! Reservations must be made for groups of 8 or more, at least two weeks in advance. SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES/KIDS: Exhibitions and installations at MIT Museum are geared toward middle school and high school audiences; Activity guides for gallery-based learning available for download; Idea Hub drop-in activity schedule features: exploring design & engineering, tinkering topics in 3D Printing and Design, App Inventor, Chain Reaction, Paper Circuits, and Dream, Design, Build. Free with museum admission, check upcoming weekend sessions online!

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INCLUSIVITY INFO: All museum sites are wheelchair accessible. Lockers and coat racks available.

Idea Hub

Girls Day

Teen Science Cafés

Want to invent an App, design a boat or your own simple video game animation? Weekends are all about exploration at the Idea Hub—a dedicated maker space where you can explore, create, and design. Check schedule for upcoming weekend sessions.

Talk about Girl Power— held twice annually, Girls Day celebrates women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Explore, create, and investigate with scientists from many local universities!

Produced by MIT’s teen council, themed Teen Science Cafés are exciting events featuring topics such as Biotech: Me and My Genes connecting local teens with researchers and each other after dark! Hosted 4-5 times a year.

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Museums

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Why Kids  It

Museum Info

What kid wouldn’t love to see a former president’s actual school report card and Freedom 7 spacecraft? They’ll also love seeing Kennedy family home movies and the hands-on “Cart” programs like Stranded at Sea: The PT-109 story” and The Race for Space. Most important, from President Kennedy’s inauguration speech to his landmark address on civil rights, his words will inspire young people.

ADDRESS: Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Why Parents  It Parents will appreciate the Museum layout, and how visiting “Main Street” in 1960 transports them to another time and place! They will be fascinated by sections highlighting the first televised debates between JFK and Richard Nixon, a short documentary on the Cuban Missile Crisis, highlights of JFK’s press conferences and his private thoughts on the future of Vietnam.

WEBSITE: jfklibrary.org HOURS: Open seven days: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm; Final introductory film begins at 3:55 pm; Check website for holiday closings. ADMISSION: Adult: $14.00; Senior: $12.00; College Student with ID: $12.00; Youth/Teen (1317): $10.00; US Armed Forces Veterans: $4.00 off Adult or Senior admission; Children 12 and under: Free; Ways to Save: Members of JFK Library, any Presidential Library operated by the National Archives, CAC carriers of the US Armed Forces: Free; Edward M. Kennedy Institute visitors same day $2 discount; EBT Cardholder: $4 (up to 4 guests); Mass college students with ID: $6...see website for more ways to save. CAFÉ: JFK Café offers panoramic views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. A complete menu selection includes continental and full breakfast options as well as a daily hot lunch special in addition to salads, soups, and sandwiches. Just looking for a cappuccino or a snack? The all day service has you covered! Open daily 9:00 am-5:00 pm.. SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS: School field trips offered for grades 3-8 in American history, Civics, and English Language Arts; Guided program topics include: Who was John F. Kennedy?, Presidential Campaigns and Elections, Report Card for the President, The Civil Rights Movement:1960-1963, and The Cold War Heats Up; more information at 617-514-1589. SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES/KIDS: Celebrate! Family programming series for family audiences and children 5 and up highlights America’s cultural diversity through the arts. Check website for upcoming event schedule: Free, reservations required. February vacation week offers several familyactivities and programs.

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INCLUSIVITY INFO: The Library and Museum is ADA compliant. Manual wheelchairs available at the Visitor Admission Desk on a FCFS basis; Personal walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters welcome; Video presentations feature open captions; ASL interpretation available with advanced notice; Call 617-514-1575 fpr more information

Coconut Husk

JFK’s Choate Report Card

Freedom 7 Spacecraft

Can you learn how a coconut husk helped save JFK’s life? How do you think that’s possible?

How do you think President Kennedy fared on his high school report card? Do you think it was all A’s? Can you find the C-, and talk about why that is so fascinating?

Visit the Space Race exhibit and learn about Freedom 7’s mission charted by President Kennedy. Can you find out who the first American to travel in space was?

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FRANKLIN PARK ZOO

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Why Kids  It

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The epic 10,000-square-foot playground inspired by Zoo wildlife is a main attraction for kids of all ages and an essential part of every FPZ visit! The giraffe-like tube slide is worth the climb every time, and rubberized ground cover keeps the ground soft. The Nature Play area on the pathway between the Hyena and Baird’s Tapir exhibits is another hit with the kids and brings nature and landscape to some more outdoor play.

ADDRESS: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121

Why Parents  It

SPECIAL GROUP PROGRAMS: Grades K-12: free school field trips, Homeschool Classes, Scout Badge Programs, Sleepovers & After Dark Programs, School Vacation Week, Birthday Parties, and community-oriented nonprofit Organization Passes.Group discounts available. zoonewengland.org/visit/group-reservations

Parents love the ease of this zoo and being able to take year-round trips. The warm indoor Tropical Forest building is an instant escape to the tropics on the chilliest of days, and the petting zoo at Franklin Farm. Learn about the animals and print games and scavenger hunts ahead of your visit at Kid’s Corner on the FPZ website.

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Kids will love standing still with their feed stick in hopes one of the budgies will make a landing in this exciting free-flight exhibit where hundreds of vibrantly colored birds flutter overhead!

WEBSITE: zoonewengland.org HOURS: Open year-round! Summer (April 1-September 30) 10:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays, 10:00 am-6:00 pm weekends & holidays; winter (October 1-March 30) daily, 10:00 am4:00 pm; Teacher and Military discounts, Library Pass Program, buy online and save up to 15% or more! ADMISSION: Adult: $19.95; Child (ages 2-12) $13.95; Senior: $17.95 MUSEUM CAFÉ: Giddy-Up Grill; Seasonal: Kalahari Kitchen (outdoor grill) CAMPS/CLASSES: zoonewengland.org/discover/school-programs-camps/summer-camp/

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FAMILIES/KIDS: Check the schedule for Special Events like ArtWeek and daily programs & events featuring Zookeeper Chats and Mystery Animal Encounters! Pre-registration Programs: Wild Adventure Education Programs for families & their young cubs, Breakfast with the Animals, and Behind-the-Scenes Tours. SUMMER ZOOCAMP: Campers ages 6-11 can go wild for one-week sessions at ZooCamp featuring animal, science, and conservation-based educational games and activities, while older kids ages 12-13 interested in the professional field of animals and science can join the Junior Zookeeping Program and discover firsthand what it feels like to be a zookeeper! INCLUSIVITY INFO: Handicap Accessible, Wheelchair rental with advance reservation, Service dogs welcome, Sensory-Friendly Guide download available online.

Gorillas Galore

Stand face-to-face with a Lowland Gorilla family at this up-close-and-personal exhibit with five glass viewing stations for an unforgettable experience! You never know what you might see as you observe this active and charming family watching you watching them!

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bewitching fun for those who love to be spooked. Part of its appeal is that no matter whether you’re inside the mansion or out, there’s always something lurking in the darkness. Never let your guard down; Barrett ’s Haunted Mansion will keep you on your toes at all times. Ages 13 and up. 1235 Bedford St., Abington, 781-871-4573; bhmansion.com. Whether you are going on the haunted hayride or walking through any of the haunted Halloween scream parks at Witch’s Woods, you’ll never be alone … and we’re not talking about the other revelers who populate this spooky spot. In every shadow creepy creatures await, hoping to stir up thrills and chills as you approach. 79 Powers Road, Westford, 978-692-3033; witchswoods.com/the-woods.

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alloween is creeping up on us yet again and there’s no better place to entertain your little guys and ghouls this time of year than the Boston area. If you’re looking for some hauntingly fun events with different degrees of scare, visit one of these haunted attractions in Massachusetts – if you dare! The Haunted Salem Magic Show will not only amaze, but terrify you at the same time. Enjoy this interactive 80-minute show during the month of October for a side of supernatural scare with your hocus pocus. St. Peter’s Church Hall, 24 Saint Peter’s St., Salem, 888-340-3584; salemmagicshowstore.com.

There will be no relaxing on the 90-minute Haunted Harbor Cruise, which hits the water during the month of October. The “crew” will tell you stories that will make your skin crawl, but don’t get too caught up in their tales; there are monsters walking about. 24 Congress St., Salem, 978-825-0001; mahicruises.com/haunted. Get your exercise in by embarking on a 90-minute walking tour led by Boston Ghost Tour. Not only will you learn about the historic city of Boston, but you’ll hear some of the city’s most famous ghost tales. At the end of the walk, get the skinny on different secrets that are rumored to lay under the city. Boston Common, 617605-3635; hauntedboston.com. Factory of Terror promises to scare you out of your mind with five spooky attractions all in one place. It is all indoors and they advise thrill seekers to enter at their own risk. From the name alone, we’d advise littles stay home. 201 Graft on St., Worcester, 508-754-4077 and 33 Pearl St., Fall River, 508-324-1095; www.factoryofterror.com.

Haunted Halloween Nights at Hammond Castle is an annual tradition for those who are brave enough to explore the spine-tingling halls. This medieval castle was built between 1926 and 1929 for John Jays Hammond Jr. as a wedding present to his wife. Its rich history sets the scene for a bone-chilling night. Tour the castle and the 24 rooms that are said to be haunted during select October dates. 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, 978-283-2080; hammondcastle.org. Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is a Halloween mainstay, promising all kinds of

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Being bilingual is an undeniable advantage. – Alison Mackey, Co-author of The Bilingual Edge

It’s a myth that only bilingual parents can raise bilingual children... – AM

The Language Melting Pot Is mastering a second language essential for children? By Judy Molland

CAN I HAVE A COOKIE FOR DESSERT?” begs 4-year old Paulina, tugging on her mother’s skirt. “Tienes que preguntar en español,” replies her mom, Raquel, reminding her daughter that the family speaks only Spanish at home. Raquel Espinosa and her husband, Douglas, are among a growing number of parents who choose to give their child the gift of two languages. Judging by the number of people in the United States who currently speak more than one language, that gift may be very wise, indeed. U.S. Census figures from 2011 show that the number of bi- or multilingual people in this

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country has steadily increased to more than 60 million. It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Which languages do Americans speak? Surprisingly over 350 different languages. According to a 2015 Census Bureau American Community Survey: • 78.5 percent speak English; • 13 percent speak Spanish; and • 3.6 percent speak other IndoEuropean languages, such as French, German and Russian. Globally, the picture is quite different, however: According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, worldwide:

• 15 percent speak Mandarin Chinese; • 5.85 percent speak Spanish; and • 4.67 percent speak English. As the world shrinks and countries become increasingly interdependent, language and cultural experts predict that within 10 years it will be necessary for everyone to speak a second or third language. This is an area where the United States lags far behind other parts of the world. Western Europeans, for example, are often fluent in two or even three languages. Shouldn’t American children be their equals? continued >>>


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Like thousands of other Americans, Raquel and Douglas Espinosa made the decision to speak Spanish at home partly to ensure that Paulina could understand her heritage language, spoken by Raquel’s family in Mexico. But they also believe that by becoming bilingual, their daughter will be a citizen of the world, open to other cultures and the social and intellectual benefits that go along with knowing more than one language. “Being bilingual is an undeniable advantage,” says Alison Mackey, co-author of The Bilingual Edge (Harper Perennial, 2007). A linguistics professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the mother of two young children, Mackey knows that advanced knowledge of two languages gives kids enhanced creativity and improved literacy skills. Numerous studies have also demonstrated that children who are at least bilingual are more likely to outperform their monolingual peers in those critical standardized exams in school. Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to teach your child another language: • The bi- or multilingual child will feel at ease in different environments, increasing her self-esteem and self-confidence, says Christina Bosemar, founder of the Multilingual Children’s Association, which provides support, tips and resources on raising a multilingual child. • The child will learn to appreciate, and innately accept,other cultures, adds Bosemark. • And, with more companies working with businesses in other countries, a bi- or multilingual child will have important opportunities for future employment. “Our world economy is interdependent now, and no country can be autonomous,” says François Thibaut, founder of the groundbreaking Language Workshop for Children. “So children with multiple languages will have the best opportunities to do well.” • Finally, as any bilingual person will tell you, speaking another language expands your horizons, and it’s fun!

When to Begin? “Start them really young!” says Thibaut. During the first three years of life, a child’s brain is extremely malleable, Thibaut explains, “like warm wax that can be imprinted with any language. And then, after age 3, the wax starts to get colder and harder.” For Thibaut, the fact that infants can’t yet speak doesn’t mean that they can’t learn; he likens them to computers without printers, absorbing information that they will be able to print out later, when they start speaking. Bosemark agrees: the longer you wait for your child to start learning another language, the more difficult it becomes, and the more likely you’ll put it off forever. “So, even if your child is already well on his way to speaking his first language, right now is the perfect time to add the second,” she says. But while starting your child at a young age is a great idea, Mackey points out that “the younger, the better” is not an absolute rule when it comes to language learning. “Many older children and some adults do achieve very high proficiency, even though they began to learn their second language later on,” she says.


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What If You Aren’t Bilingual? Using a second language might come naturally to parents who are already bilingual, but what if you speak only English? Denise Papert is one monolingual parent who recalls a painful academic struggle to fulfill her world language requirement in high school. Not wanting her daughter to suffer as she did, Papert enrolled her 2-year-old in a French program. Now Papert also takes full advantage of the course’s teaching materials at home. “Isabel repeats the words from ‘Les parties du corps,’ and points to her body parts. And I’m learning right alongside her,” Papert says. She adds that French music tapes are a great way to learn; she plays them every day, and Isabel loves them. Knowing a little of the lingo herself was one reason Papert selected French, but she notes that having several French neighbors, her daughter gets plenty of exposure to the language through them. “It’s a myth that only bilingual parents can raise bilingual children,” Mackey emphasizes. From her perspective, things have never looked better – there are literally thousands of opportunities and hundreds of ways for children to learn second languages in the United States, ranging from classes to bilingual toys like Dora the Explorer and the iPad. “With the right foundation of knowledge,” she says, “any parent can raise a child who knows more than one language, even if that parent is monolingual.” One example of this is Thibaut’s Professor Toto program, a series including books, CDs and DVDs, all with original songs and designed specifically for kids who haven’t been exposed to more than one language at home. A quick online search reveals just how many programs are available. Michelle Hanson believes strongly that monolingual parents should not hold their children back. She and her husband adopted their daughter from China, and enrolled her in a Chinese school, where about 90 percent of the students come from non-Mandarin speaking households. “We have a wonderful community here,” says Hanson, “and it’s great when Susie shows me what she’s been doing at school.” At age 4, the child is becoming fluent in two languages, and Hanson is struggling to keep up with her daughter. But she sees no problem with her own limited Chinese, believing rather that as a parent, she can best support her child by showing an interest in her Chinese homework and by asking her to recite or show what she has learned. “Everyone says learning Chinese is hard,” Hanson says, “but Susie doesn’t know that!”

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Executive Functions

CHILDREN ARE APT TO FORGET TO REMEMBER By Kat Marsh, M.Ed.

Executive functions are a collection of mental processes that guide our everyday actions and help us plan for the future. Think of them as the characteristics and behaviors a person in charge of running a company would need to succeed. Some executive functions help us pay attention and remember details, others help us organize our thoughts or the physical space we live in, still others help us figure out the best way to solve problems or plan what we should do next. Researchers are trying to sort out and define executive functions with names such as metacognition (thinking about thinking), working memory (visual or verbal information we hold onto while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making decisions), response inhibition (holding back unfruitful reactions), and task initiation (getting started on non-preferred tasks). Some figure we have eight or ten distinguishable executive functions. Others suggest there could be more than thirty. Although all executive functions interact and some overlap, we can make sense out of most executive functions by categorizing similar ones together into four groups:

GROUP ONE IS WHAT I CALL THE STP GROUP: SPACE, TIME, AND PLANNING. This group has to do with keeping physical space organized, having a sense of the sweep of time, and planning that has to do with time management. Caution: organized space can look messy to another person. The key factor is whether the organizer can work effectively in the space. For children, these spaces are typically their homework space, backpack, and locker. If your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spaces look messy, but they know where everything is and can find things they need, then they have some kind of organization scheme that makes sense to them. Sensing the sweep of time means being accurate when estimating how much time a task will take, and as you work, gauging whether you need to speed up to finish.

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GROUP TWO IS THE GET UP AND GO GROUP. This group has

observations. Parents, teachers, and sometimes the child, can be interviewed, or can fill out a structured to do with getting started on your work, keeping your attention focused interview form for behavior rating on the work, and sticking with a goal scales which provide a statisticallynormed comparison to highlight that you work at little by little, like areas of concern. They gauge how saving up money over several weeks well your child’s environment and to buy a toy or game. behaviors may be contributing to GROUP THREE IS THE HOLD ON! struggles with executive functions and can be a starting point for develGROUP. This group has to do with holding back knee-jerk responses and oping interventions. CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS, CONDUCTED BY A being aware of when your emotions TRAINED OBSERVER, CAN PROare getting out of control so you can VIDE MORE OBJECTIVE VIEWS OF pause and calm down.

GROUP FOUR IS THE PROBLEM-SOLVING GROUP. This group manages your working memory, your ability to think flexibly, and your ability to step back and look at your overall progress. Executive functions can be assessed using both formal and informal methods. Formal assessments were designed for clinical use with adults and test language, memory, and motor skills. Informal assessments were designed to uncover information about naturally occurring behavior in an everyday environment. With formal methods some tests to measure one executive function can mask other executive functions. For example, test items are often presented in brief groupings that may mask sustained attentional issues. INFORMAL ASSESSMENTS

CAN BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT FORMAL ASSESSMENTS, AND ARE OFTEN PREFERRED BECAUSE THEY MAY REVEAL MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR CHILD FUNCTIONS IN EVERYDAY LIFE. Two compo-

nents of the assessment process are important to consider: standardized behavior rating scales and classroom

YOUR CHILD IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DEMANDING ENVIRONMENT OF THE CLASSROOM. Observations

can be reviewed to select interventions that will be most effective for your child in different types of classroom situations. For example, your child may need more guidance during less structured times like gym or lunch. Executive function assessments will generally provide information on attention, working memory, organization, concept formation, and flexible thinking. A CHILD’S ABIL-

ITY TO PAY ATTENTION IMPACTS ALL AREAS OF LEARNING—NOT ONLY ACADEMIC, BUT PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL AREAS AS WELL.

Some childhood daydreaming is to be expected, but moderate inattention may impact your child’s success when teachers are giving instructions or when chatting or playing with peers. A CHILD’S ABILITY TO

HOLD BACK FROM AUTOMATIC RESPONSES, OR PAUSE BRIEFLY TO THINK BEFORE ACTING IS TIED TO SELF-CONTROL. Although self-control takes time to develop, it is important when children must assess a new situation and consider

the correct or most effective way to respond.

WORKING MEMORY MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HOLD ONTO INFORMATION TEMPORARILY IN ORDER TO PUT IT TO USE. If a teacher gives a three-step instruction, your child may lose track of where she is in the sequence, resulting in frustration or anxiety. Planning, sequencing, and organizing information are essential for learning new information, for problem-solving, for completing tasks efficiently, and for participating in complex discussions. Concept formation is the ability to categorize items based on what they have in common, select items that are different and explain why, and figure out patterns or relationships between items. If your child cannot readily see relationships between items, he will struggle to link new ideas with what he already knows. Concept formation is also the basis for more abstract thinking. FLEX-

IBLE THINKING MEANS YOUR CHILD CAN SHIFT FROM ONE TASK TO ANOTHER OR BE OPEN TO A CHANGE IN PERSPECTIVE WHEN LEARNING NEW INFORMATION. If your child can think flexibly, she can see new ways of doing things, or be willing to think of or try out a new solution to a problem. Speaking of solving problems, in part two we will look at how to support your child’s executive functions. Kat Marsh teaches study skills at Commonwealth Learning Center in Danvers.

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CALENDAR

The Lion King The Musical

Thursday, October 3 through Sunday October 27 7:30pm, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston (800) 982-2787; www.bostonoperahouse.com In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring ‘Circle of Life’) this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. Tickets $60 and up.

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1 Tuesday Peek a Blue Hike 11am, Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside St., Milton. Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for their bi-weekly baby and toddler hiking series. Snacks and drinks provided. FREE. 781-828-1805; friendsofthebluehills.org/peekablue

Hispanic Heritage Month at BCM Daily through 10/15. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Join us to as we celebrate Hispanic and Latinx culture with live music, dance, arts, crafts, traditional children stories, and songs in Spanish & English. Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

2 Wednesday Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House Hours vary, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St., Topsfield. A traditional agricultural fair featuring animals, a giant pumpkin contest, parades, sand sculptures and more. Through Oct. 14. $12 and up. 978-887-5000; topsfieldfair.org

Butterfly Flutter 10am, Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Road, Belmont. In early fall, butterflies are still active amongst the flowers in the garden. We’ll flap our wings and see if we can find the areas of Habitat that butterflies love most! For children 0 - 5 years. Registration is required. $8. 617-489-5050; massaudubon.org

Early Explorers 10am, Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan. Move, learn, and create while learning about the natural world through outdoor exploration, stories, and art. For children 3 - 6 years. Registration is required. Adults free, child $9, 617-983-8500; massaudubon.org

3 Thursday The Lion King – The Musical 7:30pm, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring ‘Circle of Life’) this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. Tickets $60 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; www. bostonoperahouse.com

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-olanterns, many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org

Just Ducky 10am, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln. Let’s meet a couple of ducks and explore their favorite wet places. We’ll do some dipping in the ponds to see if we can get lucky and discover what they like to eat. For children 2-8 years. Registration is required. $16, 781-259-2255; massaudubon.org

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Open House Events More Events Online at www.BostonParentsPaper.com

ARLINGTON Lesley Ellis School

All School Open House November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm Middle School Open House November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 34 Winter St www.lesleyellis.org/

BEDFORD Bedford Montessori School Open House November 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 8 Alfred Cir www.bedfordmontessori.org

BELMONT Belmont Day School

Open House October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am 55 Day School Ln www.belmontday.org/

St. Mary’s Brookline

Open House October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am 67 Harvard St www.stmarys-brookline.org/

CAMBRIDGE Cambridge-Ellis School

Open House November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am 80 Trowbridge St www.cambridge-ellis.org/

Cambridge Montessori School Open House October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 161 Garden St www.cambridgemontessori.org/

Fayerweather Street SchoolAll School Fall Open House November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am 765 Concord Ave www.fayerweather.org/

BOSTON Frances Jacobson Early Childhood The International School of Boston Center (ISB) Open House October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 477 Longwood Ave www.fjecc.org/

Spruce Street Nursery School Admissions Open House October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am 5 Avery Pl www.sprucestreet.org/

BRAINTREE Thayer Academy

Middle School Open House October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am Upper School Open House November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am 745 Washington St www.thayer.org

BRIGHTON Saint Columbkille Partnership School Open House October 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am November 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am 25 Arlington St www.stcps.org/

BROOKLINE The Park School

Fall Open House November 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 171 Goddard Ave www.parkschool.org/

Park Street School

Open House (Toddler-Grade 6) October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am October 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am 67 Brimmer St (Elementary) 1 Park St (Preschool) www.parkstreetschool.org

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All School Open House November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am Bilingual Journey: Pre-K through Grade 12 October 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am Upper School Information Evening October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 45 Matignon Rd www.isbos.org/

CHESTNUT HILL Brimmer and May School Open House October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm Open House October 23, 2019 @ 8:15 am 69 Middlesex Rd www.brimmer.org/

Child Study Center at Pine Manor College Preschool Open House October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am 400 Heath St www.pmc.edu/csc

Mount Alvernia Academy Admissions Open House (Preschool - Grade 6) October 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am November 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am 20 Manet Rd www.maa.school/

DEDHAM The Rashi School

Open House November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am 8000 Great Meadow Rd www.rashi.org/

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HINGHAM SELA: The International Private School All School Open House October 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am 75 Sgt William B Terry Dr www.suescuela.com

LEXINGTON Lexington Christian Academy Open House October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am 48 Bartlett Ave www.lca.edu/

Waldorf School of Lexington Fall Open House October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am Open House January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am 739 Massachusetts Ave www.thewaldorfschool.org

MILTON Thacher Montessori School

Open House November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am Montessori Information Session October 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am December 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am January 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am 1425 Blue Hill Ave www.thacherschool.org/

NATICK Riverbend School

Admissions Open House November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am 33 Eliot St www.riverbendschool.org/

NEWTON Mount Alvernia High School Open House November 3, 2019 @ 1:30 pm 790 Centre St www.mountalverniahs.org/

Newton Country Day School Open House November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 785 Centre St www.newtoncountryday.org/

NEWTON CENTRE Wellan Montessori School

Info Session: Toddler – Grade 8 October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am 80 Crescent Ave www.wellan.org/

QUINCY Adams Montessori School Open House November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am 310 Adams St www.adamsmontessori.org/

SOUTHBOROUGH Fay School

Admission Open House November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 23 Middle Rd www.fayschool.org/

TYNGSBORO Academy of Notre Dame

Open House October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm February 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm March 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 180 Middlesex Rd www.ndatyngsboro.org.org

WELLESLEY Dana Hall School

Middle School Open House October 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm Middle School Building

Dana Hall School (cont.)

Upper School Open House October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm Erisman Student Center Athletics Open House November 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm Shipley Center 45 Dana Rd www.danahall.org/

WEST NEWTON The Fessenden School

Pre-K - Grade 9 Admissions Open House October 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 250 Waltham St www.fessenden.org/

WEST ROXBURY Holy Name Parish School

Admissions Open House (K0 - Grade 6) November 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am 525 W Roxbury Pkwy www.holynameparishschool.org/

WESTON The Meadowbrook School Open House October 19, 2019 10 Farm Rd www.meadowbrook-ma.org/

WINCHESTER Acera School

Open House November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm 5 Lowell Ave www.aceraschool.org/

WORCESTER Bancroft School

Fall Open House October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm 110 Shore Dr www.bancroftschool.org/open


Stony Brook pond and race downstream towards the finish line to win great prizes for their adoptive parents. FREE. 508 528-3140; massaudubon.org

Pumpkinfest 1-4pm, Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan. Celebrate the fall harvest by creating your own carved pumpkin, playing pumpkin games, and enjoying some fine fall food. Learn about the history of pumpkins and the Jack-O-Lantern story. Register at least a week in advance to ensure a pumpkin of your own. $10, plus $6 per pumpkin or bring your own. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required. 617-983-8500; massaudubon.org

6 Sunday SCI-K Fun Run 9am, Museum of Science, Fiedler Field, Esplanade, Boston. Science runs this town. It’s time to lace up your running shoes and put on your favorite STEM inspired attire for a zany sciencethemed 5k fun run along the Esplanade. Adults $35, Child $18. 617-723-2500; mos.org

Fiddlers on the Farm 1-4pm, Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. Enjoy an afternoon of fiddle performances featuring Scottish fiddling with the fabulous Emerald Rae followed by a great set of Quebecois music from Adrienne Howard, Jonathan Cannon, Yann Falquet and Eric Boodman. Following the concerts, there will be an opportunity for fiddlers and all musicians to jam, so bring your instruments! $10. 781-894-2798; goreplace.org

Roslindale Day Parade 1pm, Adams Park to Fallon Field, Roslindale. The 43nd annual parade features marching bands, floats, community groups, costumed characters and more. FREE. 617-327-4886; roslindaleparade.com

Honestead Hayfest Noon to 4pm, Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St., Newton. Drop in for a day of old-fashioned fun at our annual hands-on family festival. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, and candle dipping, and learn the history behind these 19th century activities of daily life. Why was butter mysterious to folks in the 1800s? Which recipes are best for dyeing cloth? Why is the hoop-tossing game called Graces? FREE. 617-796-1450; historicnewton.org

King Richard’s Faire 10:30am – 6pm, King Richard’s Fairgrounds, 235 Main St., Carver. Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at New England’s largest Renaissance Festival. Adults, $34; youth, $17. Weekends and Monday holidays through Oct. 20. 508866-5391; kingrichardsfaire.net

7 Monday MFA Playdates 10:15am, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries. Theme: Painting With Nature. Free with admission. 617-267-9300; mfa.org

SCHOOLS & CHILDCARE CENTERS

Joyous early learning for children ages 2-5

Spruce Street Nursery School Please join us for our Admissions Open House Saturday, October 26th 9am - 12 noon Parents and Children welcome Meet teachers and tour the school Application deadline for the 2020/21 school year is January 15, 2020

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8 Tuesday – Yom Kippur Begins Family Yom Kippur Service Preschool - Grade 8

Fall Open Houses All School Sunday, November 3 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Middle School

Outstanding academics. Critical thinkers. Global citizens.

Wednesday, November 13 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Accepting applications for 2020. Financial aid is available.

Join us at one of our upcoming open houses! Tricia Moran, Director of Admission 781.641.1346 tmoran@lesleyellis.org 34 Winter St. | Arlington, MA 02474 | lesleyellis.org

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5:30pm, The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture 18 Phillips St, Boston. Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre with musician Wayne Potash. Registration required. 617-523-2324; vilnashul.org

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org

Lunch & Learn: A Parent Guide to Happier Kids! Featuring Pam Garramone, M.Ed.at BCM 11am-1:15pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Join in for a special Lunch & Learn presentation with Pam Garramone, M.Ed. for A Parent Guide to Happier Kids! As a positive psychology expert and a former elementary school teacher, Pam has many insights to share help parents and children lead happier lives. Registration recommended. $29. 617426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

The Lion King – The Musical 7:30pm, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring ‘Circle of Life’) this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. Tickets $60 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; www. bostonoperahouse.com

Peek a Blue Hike 11am, Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside St., Milton. Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for their bi-weekly baby and toddler hiking series. Snacks and drinks provided. FREE. 781-828-1805; friendsofthebluehills.org/peekablue

11 Friday HONK! Festival Davis Square, Somerville. A festival of activist brass street bands featuring several days of performances, dance parties, processions and a lantern parade. Through Oct.13. FREE. honkfest.org

STEAM Family Workshop at BCM 6:30-7:30pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. STEAM Family Workshop activities are designed to challenge the whole family with hands-on projects that encourage participants to solve problems, be creative, and collaborate! Best for kids 7 and up. Space is limited; first come, first served. You can sign up starting at 5:30pm in front of the STEAM Studio. Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Frightful Fridays 7 & 8:15pm, Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. The 1806 Gore mansion provides the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities. Fridays through Oct. 28. $15-$20. 781-894-2798; goreplace.org

New England Harvest Feast 5:30pm, Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. Discover the table manners and recipes of the 17th century as you enjoy songs and dinner with Pilgrims. $37 and up, includes museum admission. 508-746-1622; plimoth.org


Not So Spooky Halloween 10am – 8pm, Edaville USA, 5 Pine St., Carver. Dress up in your favorite costume, trick or treat and enjoy the rides. Fridays Sundays through Oct. 28. Also includes Monday Oct. 14. $37 and up. 508-866-8190; edaville.com

12 Saturday Boston Babies Clothing Swap (newborn - 5T) 10:30am-12noon Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St, Boston by Charles/MGH. Donate clothes, gear, and toys. Take home same. Extras donated to Cradles to Crayons.  100+ families. $5-$20 per family, free with bag of 3T-5T clothing. www.babyclothingswaps.com

Howl-O-Ween Parade 1pm, Derby Wharf, Salem. Bring your well-behaved pet to a Halloween costume contest and parade. FREE. salemmainstreets.org

Cranberry Festival 10am – 5pm, Edaville USA, 5 Pine St., Carver. Vendors, Crafters, Food Trucks, Entertainment and MORE! Learn all about the cranberry harvest! Ages 4-59 $10; ages 2-3 and 60+ $5; under 2 free. Theme park tickets sold separately. Repeats Sunday. 508866-8190; edaville.com

Be Well Series: Safety at BCM 11am-3pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Learn about how to prevent and respond to injuries by practicing safety techniques through fun activities! Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Myth, Magic, Madness and Mayhem Tour 3pm, Gallows Hill Museum Theater, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Join guide, Samra, (an actual 1692 Witchcraft trials descendant) on a walking tour as she brings the magic and mayhem of the Salem Witch Hysteria to life. Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. Adults $14, Child $10. 978-825-0222; gallowshillsalem.com

13 Sunday National Chemistry Week 2019: Marvelous Metals 10am – 3pm, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston. Participate in engaging hands-on activities all about the chemistry of metals facilitated by guest educators from local colleges, universities, and organizations. And be sure to check out the special demonstrations from world-famous chemistry professor Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri. Free with admission. 617723-2500; mos.org

The Lion King – The Musical 1 & 6:30pm, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring ‘Circle of Life’) this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. Tickets $60 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; www. bostonoperahouse.com

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-olanterns, many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org October 2019 | BostonParentsPaper.com

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10:30am – 6pm, King Richard’s Fairgrounds, 235 Main St., Carver. Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at New England’s largest Renaissance Festival. Adults, $34; youth, $17. Weekends and Monday holidays through Oct. 20. 508-866-5391; kingrichardsfaire.net

14 Monday- Columbus Day Grand Opening: A New Concord Museum Experience 10am- 5pm, Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord. Come see the newly renovated first phase of the Concord Museum! Visit the new Gateway to Concord, including the new Museum Shop! Explore the introductory gallery Concord: At the Center of Revolution; encounter the People of Musketaquid, and in the Concord Collects exhibition discover twenty remarkable works of art from four Concord private collections. Grand Opening festivities with crafts, entertainment, and talks throughout the weekend. Free with Admission. 978-369-9763; concordmuseum.org

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Mornigstar Access at BCM 8-10am. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Morningstar Access offers children with special needs the opportunity to visit the Museum when there are only a few other visitors. With a limit of 100 guests, children and their families can explore the Museum with less concern about infections and large crowds. Pre-registration is required. Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

King Richard’s Faire 10:30am – 6pm, King Richard’s Fairgrounds, 235 Main St., Carver. Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at New England’s largest Renaissance Festival. Adults, $34; youth, $17. Weekends and Monday holidays through Oct. 20. 508866-5391; kingrichardsfaire.net

Indigenous People’s Day at MFA 10am-5pm, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration. FREE. 617-267-9300; mfa.org

15 Tuesday SpongeBob – The Musical 7pm, Wang Theater At The Boch Center, Boston. The Broadway Musical is a stage musical, co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It is based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Tickets $53 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; boch.centerboston.org

Peek a Blue Hike 11am, Houghton’s Pond, 840 Hillside St., Milton. Join the Friends of the Blue Hills for their bi-weekly baby and toddler hiking series. Snacks and drinks provided. FREE. 781-828-1805; friendsofthebluehills.org/peekablue

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16 Wednesday Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House 2-6pm. Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem. Get wicked at Phillips House as part of Haunted Happenings family-friendly events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, a Story Walk, and a family-themed tour of the house. Families $10. 978-7440440; my.historicnewengland.org

The Lion King – The Musical 7:30pm, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston. In addition to the beloved songs penned by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice (such as the soaring ‘Circle of Life’) this phenomenal adaptation has new original songs and explodes with joyous, captivating music that soundtrack the rich mythology and moving drama expertly. Tickets $60 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; www. bostonoperahouse.com

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-olanterns, many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org

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many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org

19 Saturday National Chemistry Week Celebration: Marvelous Metals! 11am-4pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. What makes a metal, a metal?  Join in as they explore the chemistry of the metals that are all around us, from the ones you wear to the ones you eat! Free with admission. 617-4266500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

MFA Playdates 10:15am, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries. Theme: Painting With Nature. Free with admission. 617-267-9300; mfa.org

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18 Friday Block Party at BCM 6-8pm. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. The third Friday of every month is the time to experience an awesome Block Party with music, dance, games, art, and more. The Block Party series at Boston Children’s Museum provides a casual relaxed setting where visitors can meet, play and find similarities that bring them closer together. Bring your family and friends and make new friends at our Block Party! Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Frightful Fridays 7 & 8:15pm, Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. The 1806 Gore mansion provides the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities. Fridays through Oct. 28. $15-$20. 781-894-2798; goreplace.org

Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook 6:30-8:30pm, Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester. Meet our resident spirits and native wildlife on a sundown tour through the woods lit by glowing luminaria. Registration Required. $8. 508-753-6087; massaudubon.org

Pumpkin Float 5-8pm, Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston. Bring your carved pumpkin to join the others on an illuminated float. Stay for treats, a parade, music and kids activities. FREE. 617-635-2120; bostonfrogpond.com

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns,

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Copley Square, Boston. Readings and book-related activities for the whole family. FREE. 617-945-9552; bostonbookfest.org

39th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day 10am-4pm, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield. t’s Mass Audubon’s biggest South Shore celebration of the year! The grasslands at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun perfect for the whole family. $8. 781-837-9400; massaudubon.org

Head of the Charles Regatta 8am – 5pm, various locations along the Charles River, Boston & Cambridge. The world’s best crew teams head to the Charles for the ultimate rowing competition. View the race and explore the expo. Through Oct. 20. FREE. 617-868-6200; hocr.org

Boo at the Zoo 11am – 3pm, Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Trick-or-treat among the animals, create creepy crafts, run a haunted maze, watch the animals interact with pumpkins and more. Free with admission. Through Oct. 20. 781-438-5100; stonezoo.org

King Richard’s Faire 10:30am – 6pm, King Richard’s Fairgrounds, 235 Main St., Carver. Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at New England’s largest Renaissance Festival. Adults, $34; youth, $17. Weekends and Monday holidays through Oct. 20. 508866-5391; kingrichardsfaire.net

20 Sunday SpongeBob – The Musical 7pm, Wang Theater At The Boch Center, Boston. The Broadway Musical is a stage musical, co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It is based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Tickets $53 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; boch.centerboston.org

King Richard’s Faire 10:30am – 6pm, King Richard’s Fairgrounds, 235 Main St., Carver. Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at New England’s largest Renaissance Festival. Adults, $34; youth, $17. Weekends and Monday holidays through Oct. 20. 508866-5391; kingrichardsfaire.net


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3pm, Gallows Hill Museum Theater, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Join guide, Samra, (an actual 1692 Witchcraft trials descendant) on a walking tour as she brings the magic and mayhem of the Salem Witch Hysteria to life. Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. Adults $14, Child $10. 978-825-0222; gallowshillsalem.com

6pm, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, R.I. A nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, many of them professionally carved masterpieces. Through Nov. 1. $12-18. 401-785- 3510; rwpzoo.org

Boston Book Festival Roxbury. Readings and book-related activities for the whole family. FREE. 617-945-9552; bostonbookfest.org

23 Wednesday Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House 2-6pm. Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem. Get wicked at Phillips House as part of Haunted Happenings family-friendly events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, a Story Walk, and a family-themed tour of the house. Families $10. 978-7440440; my.historicnewengland.org

25 Friday CreatedBy Festival 10am - 5pm, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. An annual showcase and festival of ingenuity, imagination, and cross-disciplinary creativity. CreatedBy brings together artists, engineers, inventors, fabricators, and local

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24 Thursday SpongeBob – The Musical 7pm, Wang Theater At The Boch Center, Boston. The Broadway Musical is a stage musical, co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau with songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It is based on the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Tickets $53 and up. Through 10/27. (800) 982-2787; boch.centerboston.org hkcConnorsFarm1609.eps

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makers for an all-ages event featuring exhibitor showcases, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, talks, performances, food, and more! Repeats 10/26, 10am – 5pm, Free with admission. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Tales of the Night 6:30-9pm, Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 S Great Road, Lincoln. A frightfully fun evening for the whole family! $17. 781259-2200; massaudubon.org

Boston Blooms with Daffodils Various locations. Help plant 20,000 daffodil bulbs as a part of Mayor Walsh’s beautification initiative. FREE. 617-961-3006; boston.gov/boston-blooms

6:15pm, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon. Discover the history of Halloween and encounter costumed characters on a candle-lit trail, then return to the Nature Center for aw campfire sing-a-long and snacks. Ages 4 and up.Through Oct. 27. $10. 781-784-5691; massaudubon.org

Fantastic Mr. Fox 7pm, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Join WCT for this timeless story about family and morality! Actors will embody an exciting array of characters as they bring Mr. Fox, his family, friends, and foes to life. Through Oct. 27. $12. 617-926-2787; mosesianarts.org

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Frightful Fridays 7 & 8:15pm, Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. The 1806 Gore mansion provides the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities. Fridays through Oct. 28. $15-$20. 781-894-2798; goreplace.org

Owl Festival 10am-4pm, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave, Milton. Give a hoot for owls at Trailside Museum’s Owl Festival!

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Zoo Howl 11am – 3pm, Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston. Trick-or-treat among the animals, explore a haunted maze, watch the animals interact with pumpkins and more. Free with admission. Through Oct. 27. 617-541-5466; franklinparkzoo.org

Not So Spooky Halloween 10am – 8pm, Edaville USA, 5 Pine St., Carver. Dress up in your favorite costume, trick or treat and enjoy the rides. Fridays Sundays through Oct. 28. Also includes Monday Oct. 14. $37 and up. 508-866-8190; edaville.com.

27 Sunday Halloween at BCM 10am - 5pm, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. Celebrate Halloween! Come in costume and go trick-or-treating for non-candy items in the Museum’s exhibits. Free with admission. Through 11/1. 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org

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Meet live owls up close and discover how these mysterious animals survive. Celebrate all things owl in myths, legends, and art. Find out about conservation challenges owls face and what you can do to help. There’ll be kid’s crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages. Repeats Sunday. $8 617-983-8500; massaudubon. org

Performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra at BCM 2:30 & 3:30pm, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. The BSO’s Concerts for Very Young People provide educational, interactive performances by BSO Oct.Musicians 18 – Pumpkin Float, especially for young children ages 2-5 andBoston their families, building Common Frog Pond initial and direct connection between BSO Musicians and these

Science Tricks & Animal Treats 10am-3pm, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. Grab your cloak: the EcoTarium is in disguise this Halloween. Don’t choose between tricks and treats–both are essential to nature! Enjoy sneaky science programs about animal camouflage, invisible forces, and secret powers, then join our wildlife keepers to learn about the treats and training that enrich our resident animals’ lives. For maximum fun, test drive your Halloween costume and come in disguise! Free with admission. 508-9292700; ecotarium.org

Myth, Magic, Madness and Mayhem Tour 3pm, Gallows Hill Museum Theater, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Join guide, Samra, (an actual 1692 Witchcraft trials descendant) on a walking tour as she brings the magic and mayhem of the Salem Witch Hysteria to life. Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. Adults $14, Child $10. 978-825-0222; gallowshillsalem.com

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Performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra at BCM 2:30 & 3:30pm, Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. The BSO’s Concerts for Very Young People provide educational, interactive performances by BSO Musicians especially for young children ages 2-5 and their families, building initial and direct connection between BSO Musicians and these WEST families, offering young children an opportunity to engage with Valentine Card Making Party, 10am, The Eric Carle musical of Road, the highest quality. Free with admission. Museum,experiences 125 West Bay Amherst. Pop in to make 617-426-6500; bostonchildrensmuseum.org special valentines for your family, friends or classmates. Registration recommended. $12 per pair or trio.

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Birthday Parties, “Come Bounce Off Our Walls” Schools, Concerts, Libraries • 100% Private Birthday Parties • Open Bounce & Family Fun • Field Trip Programs • Glow & Rock Star Parties

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Diwali at MFA 5-10pm, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Diwali at the MFA celebrates an ancient Festival of Lights observed around the world by many cultures and religions Free admission beginds at 4pm. 617-267-9300; mfa.org

Wicked Wednesdays at Phillips House 2-6pm. Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem. Get wicked at Phillips House as part of Haunted Happenings family-friendly events. Ticket includes historic games, fall crafts, a Story Walk, and a family-themed tour of the house. Families $10. 978-7440440; my.historicnewengland.org

31 Thursday Trick or Treat at the Jackson Homestead 5-7pm, Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St., Newton. As you make the rounds with children on Halloween night, please stop by the Jackson Homestead and Museum for treats and free museum admission tickets that may be used throughout the fall. Enjoy trick-or-treating at the historic home that is part of the neighborhood! FREE. 617-796-1450; historicnewton.org

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Fran Friedman

Children’s Musician & Instructor

Birthday Parties, WEST Schools, Concerts, Backwards Storytime, 10am, The Discovery Museums, Libraries 177 Main St., Acton. Celebrate National Backwards Day with silly stories and activities. Free with admission. Preschool & Elementary 978-264-4200; discoverymuseums.org. Music Specialist

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 11:00 AM Celebrate Fall with stories and a craft SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 at 11:00 AM Halloween Storytime & Craft

EVERY TUESDAY at 11:00 AM STORYTIME Children ages 1 to 6 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories and snacks. All events are free, open to the public and are held in the Children’s Book Department.

Original & classic stories Props, puppets, & surprises

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 at 1:00 PM Curious George Day Stories & Craft

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 11:00 AM Day of The Dead

BIG JOE Birthday Parties Schools Libraries Special Events

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 11:00 AM Meet Author Scott Magoon he will read his new book “Linus the Little Yellow Pencil”

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 1-3 PM Halloween Festival! Games, crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and lots more fun! *Children 8 and under

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A group of Greater Boston independent schools invites you to attend Open House Programs SCHOOL NAME •The Rivers School •Boston University Academy •Commonwealth School •The Learning Project •Fay School •Dana Hall School •The Fessenden School •The Advent School •Meridian Academy •Park Street School •Beaver Country Day School •St. Sebastian’s School •Boston Trinity Academy •Cambridge Friends School •Delphi Academy •Dexter Southfield School •Pingree School •The Roxbury Latin School •Belmont Day School •Meadowbrook School •Noble and Greenough School •Brimmer and May School •Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School •The Cambridge School of Weston •The Newman School •The Woodward School for Girls •Kingsley Montessori School •Charles River School •Wellan Montessori School •BB&N Lower School •BB&N Middle and Upper School •Concord Academy •Falmouth Academy •German International School •Jackson Walnut Park Schools •Montrose School •Thayer Academy •Waldorf School of Lexington •Atrium School •Cambridge Montessori School •Dedham Country Day School •Gann Academy •The Sage School •Waldorf High School of Mass Bay •Shady Hill School-Lower School •Adams Montessori School •Milton Academy Lower & Middle School •The Chestnut Hill School •The Park School •Lesley Ellis School •Newton Country Day School •The Rashi School •Tenacre Country Day School •The Winsor School •Fayerweather Street School •Lexington Montessori School •Thacher Montessori School •The Fenn School

CITY/TOWN Weston Boston Boston Boston Southborough Wellesley West Newton Boston Boston Boston Chestnut Hill Needham Boston Cambridge Milton Brookline South Hamilton West Roxbury Belmont Weston Dedham Chestnut Hill Waltham Weston Boston Quincy Boston Dover Newton Cambridge Cambridge Concord Falmouth Boston Newton Medfield Braintree Lexington Watertown Cambridge Dedham Waltham Foxboro Belmont Cambridge Quincy Milton Chestnut Hill Brookline Arlington Newton Dedham Wellesley Boston Cambridge Lexington Milton Concord

AGES AND GRADES 11-18 years (6-12) 13-18 years (9-12) 14-18 years (9-12) 5-12 years (K-6) 5-15 years (K-9) 10-18 years (girls 5-12) 4-15 years (boys PK-9) 4-12 years (PK-6) 11-18 years (6-12) 2-12 (Toddler-6) 11-18 years (6-12) 12-18 years (boys 7-12) 11-18 years (6-12) 4-14 years (PK-8) 2.9-14 years (PK-8) 4-18 years (PK-12) 14-18 years (9-12) 12-18 years (boys 7-12) 4-14 years (PK-8) 4-14 years (Jr.K-8) 11-18 years (7-12) 4-18 years (PK-12) 14-18 years (9-PG) 14-18 years (9-12) 12-19 years (7-12) 11-18 years (6-12) 2-12 years (T-6) 4-14 years (PK-8) 15mo-14 years (T-8) 4-12 years (PK-6) 12-18 years (7-12) 14-18 years (9-12) 12-18 years (7-12) 3-18 (PK-12) 18 mo -12 years (T-6) 11-18 years (girls 6-12) 10-18 years (5-12) 6wks-14 years (PK-8) 4-14 years (PK-8) 21 mos. to 14 years (T-8) 4-14 years (PK-8) 14 - 18 years (9-12) 3 -14 years (PK-8) 14-18 years (9-12) 4-14 years (PK- 8) 15 mo -12 yrs (T-6) 5 -14 years (K-8) 3-12 years (Beginners-6) 4-14 years (PK-8) 2.9-14 years (PS-8) 10-18 years (girls 5-12) 5-14 years (K-8) 4-12 years (PK-6) 10-18 years (girls 5-12) 3-14 years (PK-8) 21 mos-14 years (T-8) 18 mos. to 14 years (T-8) 9-15 years (boys 4-9)

OPEN HOUSE DATE(S) : TIME(S) Sun., September 22: 1-3:30 pm v Sat., Oct. 26: 9-12 pm Sun., September 29 & Sun., Nov. 3: 12:30-3 pm Tue., October 1: 6-8:30 pm v Sun., Nov. 3: 2:30-5 pm Tue., October 1: 4-6 pm v Sat., October 26: 10-12 pm Wed., October 2: 10-12 pm v Sun., Nov. 3: 1-3:30 pm Thurs. Oct. 3: 5-7 pm (MS) v Sun., Oct. 20: 1-3 pm (US) Sat., October 5: 1-3 pm Wed., Oct. 16 & 30 and Wed., Nov. 13 & 20: 8:45-11:30 am Wed., October 16: 7 pm & Wed., Nov. 13: 9 am Wed., October 16: 9-11 am v Mon., Oct. 28: 6-7:30 pm Thurs., October 17: 7-8:30 pm v Mon., Nov. 11: 8:15-11:30 am Thurs., Oct. 17: 5:30-8:30 pm v Thurs., Nov. 21: 6-8:30 pm Sat., October 19: 12-2 pm v Tues. Nov.,19: 6-8 pm Sat., October 19: 1-3 pm v Sat., April 4: 10-12 pm Sat., October 19: 10-12 pm Sat., Oct. 19 (Gr. 6-12) and Sat., Nov. 2 (PK-5): 9:30 -11:30 am Sat., October 19: 11-2 pm v Thurs., Dec. 5: 6:30-8:30 pm Sat., October 19: 10-1:30 pm v Sun., Nov. 3: 12:30-4 pm Sat., Oct. 19: 9:30 am Sat., October 19: 1-3 pm v Tue., Dec. 10: 9-10:30 am Sat., October 19: 8:30-11:30 am v Tue., Dec. 10 : 6-8:30 pm Sun., October 20:1 pm, v Wed., Oct. 23: 8:15 am Sun., October 20 & Sun., November 3: 12:30 pm Sun., October 20: 1-4:30 pm v Sat. November 9: 9-12:30 pm Sun., October 20: 11-1 pm Sun. October 20: 1-3 pm Sun., December 8: 12-2 pm Thur, October 24: 8:45-10:45 am v Sun., Dec. 8: 1-3 pm Fri., October 25 and Fri., November 22: 9-10:30 am Fri., October 25 and Tue., December 3: 8:30-9:30 am Sat., October 26: 12 - 2:30 pm Sat., October 26: US 9-12 pm, MS 10-1 pm Sat., October 26: 9 -1 pm Sat., October 26: 1-3 pm v Sat., January 11: 9-11 am Sat., October 26: 10-12 pm v Wed., Nov. 20: 8:30-12 pm Sun., Oct. 26: 11:30-1:30 pm v Wed., Nov. 20: 9-11 am Sat., Oct. 26: 11-2 pm v Thurs., Nov. 21: 6:30-8:30 pm Sat., October 26 (MS) and Sat., Nov. 2 (US): 9-12 pm Sat., October 26 and Sat., January 25: 10-12 pm Sun., October 27: 1-3 pm v Thurs., Nov. 14: 9-10 am Sun., October 27: 1-3 pm v Wed., Nov. 20: 9:30 - 11 am Sun., October 27: 1-3 pm v Fri., Oct. 11: 8:30-10:30 am Sunday, October 27: 1-4 pm Sun., October 27: 10 am & Wed., Dec. 3: 9 am Sun., October 27: 1-3 pm Sun., October 27: 1-3 pm (Lower Sch.); 3-5 pm (Middle Sch.) Sat., November 2 and Sat., January 18: 10-12 pm Sat., November 2: 2-4 pm Sun., November 3: 11-1 pm Sun., November 3: 12-3 pm v Wed., May 6: 8-10 am Sun., November 3: 1-3 pm (PS-8) v Wed., Nov. 13: 7 pm (MS) Sun., November 3: 1-3:30 pm Sun., November 3: 10-12 pm v Thurs., Nov. 21: 9 am Sun., November, 3: 1-3 pm v Thurs., Nov. 21: 7-8:15 pm Fri., November 8: 8:30-11:30 am Sat., November 16: 10-12 pm Sat., Nov. 16: 10-12 pm v Tues. Jan.: 14: 9:30-11:30 am Sat., November 16: 10:30-12 pm Sun., November 17: 1-3 pm

PHONE 781-235-9300 617-358-2493 617-266-7525 617-266-8427 508-490-8201 781-235-3010 617-630-2300 617-742-0520 617-277-1118 617-523-7577 617-738-2725 781-449-5200 617-364-3700 617-354-3880 617-333-9610 617-454-2721 978-468-4415 617-477-6317 617-484-3078 781-894-1193 781-320-7100 617-738-8695 781-314-0800 781-642-8650 617-267-4530 617-773-5610 617-226-4927 508-785-8213 617-969-4488 617-800-2471 617-800-2136 978-402-2250 508-457-9696 617-783-2600 617-202-9772 508-359-2423 781-664-2221 781-863-1062 617-923-4156 617-492-3410 781-329-0850 781-642-6800 508-543-9619 617-489-6600 617-520-5200 617-773-8200 617-898-2509 617-566-4394 617-277-2456 781-641-1346 617-244-4246 781-355-7318 781-235-2282 617-735-9503 617-876-4746 781-862-8571 617-361-2522 978-369-5800

WEB ADDRESS rivers.org buacademy.org commschool.org learningproject.org fayschool.org danahall.org fessenden.org adventschool.org meridianacademy.org parkstreetschool.org bcdschool.org stsebs.org bostontrinity.org cambridgefriendsschool.org delphiboston.org dextersouthfield.org pingree.org roxburylatin.org belmontday.org meadowbrook-ma.org nobles.edu brimmer.org chch.org csw.org newmanboston.org thewoodwardschool.org kingsley.org charlesriverschoolorg newtonmontessori.org bbns.org bbns.org concordacademy.org famouthacademy.org gisbos.org jwpschools.org montroseschool.org thayer.org thewaldorfschool.org atrium.org cambridgemontessori.org dedhamcountryday.org gannacademy.org sageschool.org waldorfhighschool.org shs.org adamsmontessori.org milton.edu tchs.org parkschool.org lesleyellis.org newtoncountryday.org rashi.org tenacrecds.org winsor.edu fayerweather.org lexmontessori.org thacherschool.org whereboysthrive.org

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