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Plan Your Weekend :: September 7 –9

Friday, September 7th

#popscope at Boston Children’s Museum

Look up! What do you see? Birds? Airplanes? How about the stars! Join the folks from #popscope and use a telescope to look for the stars, planets, and other features in the night sky.

Note: program time will change depending on time of sunset. Weather permitting.

PJ Library New Year’s Grandparents Tea

9:30 am11:00 am :: $10

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with PJ Library and other local young families at Whitney Place (675 South Main Street) in Sharon on Friday, September 7 from 9:30-11am. Bring a grandparent or grandfriend to enjoy stories, tea, and treats in honor of Grandparents Day and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Create a unique craft together as a keepsake for this special day. Cost is $10/family. For families with children ages 0-5 years, with a grandparent/grandfriend; parents welcome. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grandparentstea or contact [email protected] or 781-795-0510.

Curious George Storytime

10:30 am11:00 am :: FREE

Join us from 10:30 – 11 AM for our weekly storytime.
 

Hormone Balancing for Women

1:00 pm2:30 pm :: $25

Hormone imbalances are one of the many factors to blame for poor sleep, as well as higher levels of stress, imbalanced emotions, headaches, brain fog, or menstrual imbalances.  This class is for all women and will go over the first steps to take at home to balance your hormones and start to feel better.  You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about what acupuncture is and how it may benefit you.

About the teacher: Ece Yildirim, LAc from New Moon Acupuncture in Watertown, is passionate about helping individuals enjoy all parts of their life cycles: from pain free periods, healthy birth, and wellness and vitality in every season.  She is nationally certified by NCCAOM and state licensed in both MA and NY.  She has been practicing acupuncture for 4 years, from rural Nepal to upstate New York, and finally settling in Watertown, MA a year ago.

Saturday, September 8th

Bottle and Can Drive at Stone Zoo

10:00 am2:00 pm :: FREE with zoo admission

Have some empty bottles and cans on your hands? Skip the trash barrel and head to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive! By contributing to this recycling drive, held the second Saturday of each month April through October, you’re not only helping the environment, you’ll also be supporting the zoo.

All of the proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo.

Celebrate the White Cheeked Gibbon’s Birthday at Stone Zoo

10:00 am2:00 pm :: FREE with admission to the zoo

White-cheeked gibbon, Kien, is celebrating his 17th birthday and you’re invited to join the festivities. The gibbon exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the gibbons will enjoy birthday treats just for them. There will also be something sweet for guests, who can enjoy a slice of birthday cake from Montilio’s Baking Company (available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served).

Stop by the exhibit at 11:30 a.m. to meet the zookeepers and ask questions, and be sure to sign Kien’s giant birthday card!

Gibbons are a species of ape and are endangered animals native to Southeast Asia. Learn more about gibbons at www.zoonewengland.org/whitecheekedgibbon.

Musical Morning with Emily Hall

11:00 am12:00 pm :: Ready, Set, Kids! Arlington :: FREE

Join us for a musical morning with our new music teacher, Emily Hall at Ready, Set, Kids! (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Saturday, September 8 from 11am-12pm. Be sure to bring your dancing feet, hang out afterwards, meet other neighborhood families and enjoy a snack. For families with children ages 0-4 years. No cost for this fun introduction to Emily, but please RSVP at bostonjcc.org/musicwithemily. For more information, contact [email protected] or 617-841-8009.

Inside Out Sidewalk Sale

12:00 pm4:00 pm :: FREE

Join merchants and local entertainers in one of Boston’s largest sidewalk sales, if not the largest. Stroll Centre Street from Hyde Square to Jackson Square and explore all the great stores and restaurants here. The street will be alive with musicians, balloon twisters, and more. Eat, browse, shop, and enjoy. A list of participating storefront businesses and activities will be updated at http://hydejacksonsquare.org/inside-out-sidewalk-sale/

Free LINX Dance Studio Open House

3:00 pm5:00 pm :: FREE

Free LINX Dance Studio Open House for new and prospective dancers. Sample our award-winning Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, and Tumbling Classes, tour the studio, and get answers to your dance questions! 2 sessions: 3 – 4pm for 3 years – 1st grade, 4 – 5pm for 2nd – 8th grade. LINX Dance Studio, which was voted #1 Dance Studio 4 years in a row by Boston Parents Paper, is dedicated to the art of dance. Children learn and develop self-expression, discipline, and passion as they work to achieve excellence in performance and competition. For more information and to register visit http://www.linxdance.com/OpenHouse or call 781-235-3210.

Meet the Doulas of the Greater Boston Doula Circle

 5:00 pm7:00 pm :: FREE

Come join us to enjoy conversation, yummy snacks and an opportunity to meet our doulas any first Sunday of the month. We vary locations between Boston and Melrose. Learn about our doula services, classes, workshops and a whole lot more! And, we always offer a free mini workshop at every event. Feel free to call and RSVP for our next circle, (978)210-2084.

Movies in Mozart: Paddington 2

6:00 pm8:30 pm :: FREE

Enjoy Paddington 2 under the stars in Mozart Park. We’ll have complementary food from The Old Havana Restaurant; beverages, snacks, and ice cream from Pimentel Market; and cupcakes and cookies from Gondres Bakery in our Café as well as games and making slime. The movie begins at 7:00 pm and the fun starts at 6:00 pm.

Sunday, September 9th

Carin MacLean Foundation 5th Annual 5K Walk-A-Thon

September 9 @ 10:30 amSeptember 12 @ 2:00 pm :: $20

We are excited to be hosting our 5th annual 5K Walk-A-Thon! We can hardly believe we have come so far and are very proud of what we have accomplished since our start in 2014 – over $60,000 raised together! These funds have helped 20 families, and allowed for the start of our Helping Hands program, which gives our recipients (mothers with cancer who have school aged children) the break they deserve.

Registration for the 5k Run/Walk begins @ 10:30 AM with event starting at 12pm. We’ll have lots of activities for both children and adults, and will be providing food and drinks before and after completion of the walk!

The Registration Fee is $20.00 for Runners or Walkers and includes Parking Fee, T-shirt, all activities, food and drinks. The fee for non-participants (which are spectators or non-registered children of participants) will be $6.00 and includes all activities, food, and drinks.

All funds raised will be going to multiple recipients located throughout New England. So please come out and show your support and join us at this wonderful experience at Borderland State Park!

Minni Open House

1:00 pm4:00 pm :: FREE

Come meet Minni!

Get to know us at our upcoming Open House! We are a creative space for kids located in the heart of SoWa Art + Design district in Boston’s South End. We offer classes, camps, and workshops for children 18 months to 10 years old. Our goal is to empower little ones to make great things.

Stop by our new space for free art + design activities! Explore the studio, talk to the team, and view our current exhibition Continuous Gradation.

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