Before there were video games, checkers was all the rage. Have some old time fun at Liberty Pole Day. Photo courtesy of Alden House
Before there were video games, checkers was all the rage. Have some old time fun at Liberty Pole Day. Photo courtesy of Alden House

Weekend Fun: Living History, Butterflies, and a Carnival; Jun 29-30

What better way to celebrate the heart of summer than enjoying food and fun in the outdoors with family? This weekend, families can do just that in a variety of locations, from this North Shore garden to a community picnic to a food truck safari. If fried oreos are more of a draw, enjoy fair treats (and some old-fashioned rides) at this carnival in the Metrowest 'burbs. History buffs are invited to a historical reenactment and a day of living historyCelebrate the 4th a little early, cheer on the Sox (on the Lawn!), and become a wildlife detective. This final week of June is jam packed!

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

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St. Stephen Church
221 Concord St.
Framingham, MA

Braintree High School
128 Town Street
Braintree, MA

Alden House Historic Site
105 Alden Street
Duxbury, MA 02331

Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston, MA 02210

Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Boston, MA 02121

Cambridge Main Library
449 Broadway Curious George Room
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760

Buckman Tavern
1 Bedford St.
Lexington, MA 02420

Fowler Clark Epstein Farm
487 Norfolk Street
Mattapan, MA 02126

Pony Town Parties
1194 Plymouth St
East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Appleton Farms
Route 1A
Ipswich, MA