August is halfway over, and the kids will be back in the classroom before we know it! Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with these fun back-to-school events!
Wednesday, August 15
Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt at Legacy Place
Wednesday, August 15 :: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Legacy Place :: 680 Legacy Place, Dedham
Bring the kids and go on a scavenger hunt around the property while enjoying a number of fun events! Guests are encouraged to bring an item to donate to Cradles to Crayons. In exchange for their donation, children will receive a free backpack and a clue list for the scavenger hunt.
This event is geared toward children in Pre-K through 2nd grade, though older children are welcome. The event is free, but guests must register here.
Saturday, August 18
Back-to-School Child Safety Seat Inspections
Saturday, August 18 :: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
North Andover Fire Department :: 795 Chickering Road, North Andover
Make sure your most precious cargo is traveling safely! Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to assist with proper car seat installation, finding the correct car seat for your child’s weight and age, and checking to make sure your car seat is not affected by any safety recalls.
Thursday, August 23
Salvation Army Back-to-School Celebration at TD Garden
Reserved for Boston children demonstrating financial need
Children will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies while enjoying a fun time at the TD Garden! Shoot some hoops, take a shot at the Bruins goal, and be sure to stop at a number of educational booths, including information about anti-bullying, nutrition, exercise, dental care, and drug prevention awareness.
To register your children, please bring the following information to your local Salvation Army, or visit here for more information.
- A valid government-issued picture ID
- Current utility bill as proof of address
- Birth certificate or school record of each child aged 5-17 in your household
- Proof of financial need
Sunday, August 26
Harry Potter Back-to-School Party
Sunday, August 26 :: 2–4 p.m. :: $5 per person
An Unlikely Story :: 111 South Street, Plainville
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at a magical back-to-school party! Magical games, a dueling club, and a pensive selfie station await your Hogwarts sendoff! Don’t forget to come dressed in your wizarding best — prizes will be awarded for fantastic costumes!
This event is best for ages 7 and up.
Monday, August 27
Back-to-School Movie Night
Monday, August 27 :: 7–10 p.m.
Sharon Recreation Department :: 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon
Movie to be announced. Bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the outdoor movie!
Tuesday, August 28
Back To School With Mac :: Author Reading!
Tuesday, August 28 :: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Scituate Town Library :: 85 Branch Street, Scituate
Join local author Kim DiLoreto for a reading of her book “Back To School With Mac,” a fantastic tradition that helps kids get ready for school, especially if they have a few first-day jitters! After reading her book, Kim will show the children what it takes and who’s involved in publishing a book. This event is great for children 3–8 years old.
Saturday, September 1
Back 2 School Bash by HYPE Basketball Academy
Saturday, September 1 :: 12–6 p.m.
Mary Jane Lee Park :: 102 Congress Street, Salem
Join the HYPE Basketball Academy at its 2nd Annual Back 2 School Bash. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy games, face painting, bounce houses, food, music, and more! Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to children. Please visit www.hypebasketballacademy.com for more information.
Back-to-School Night at Treetop Adventures
Saturday, September 1 :: 6 p.m. :: $39
Treetop Adventures :: 200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Teachers are welcome to climb for up to 3.5 hours for only $39 when they present their teacher ID!
Students aged 7–21 are welcome to climb for $39 with the donation of two school supplies (pencils, pens, notebooks, folders, markers, or lined paper, please). All donations will go to Cradles to Crayons.
Saturday, September 8
Back-to-School Bullying Seminar
September 8 :: 12–12:45 p.m.
South Shore Tae Kwon Do :: 342 Union Street, Rockland
In this free event, children ages 4 and up are helped to learn the mental and physical skills to deal with bullying behavior. For more information, please contact the studio at 781-308-4635 or [email protected]
Wednesday, September 12
Let’s Talk Lunch at STARR Yoga
Wednesday, September 12 :: 7–8:30 p.m. :: $35
STARR Yoga :: 339 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale
School is back in session, and that means we are all faced with a daunting question — what do we pack for lunch? Join Boston nutritionist Julie Starr as she guides participants through finding healthy and enjoyable alternatives to pack in your child’s lunch box! Everyone who participates will receive samples of some nutritional favorites.
*This is a virtual event that will be held using zoom conference calling. You will be sent a link prior to the event so you can log in to the meeting. The event will be recorded in case you cannot participate the evening it is held.