Despite the sweltering weather, fall is nearly upon us now (I've even seen some red leaves!). The Marini Farm Corn Maze opens this weekend with a special Doggy Maze Daze fundraiser for the Ipswich Humane Society. This weekend both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Fruitlands Museum have free days, and history comes to the fore in the Boston Charter Day and Worcester Revolution celebrations.
But really, this is the weekend of Open Houses. The back-to-school season means so much more than just the regular school day, and the Boston area is full of exciting enrichment opportunities for kids (For the full scoop, check out these Open Houses and Free Trial classes for Kids). Kids can audition for the New School of Music Choir or Chamber Orchestra. If you aren't sure your kid is ready to audition, you can explore options at musical open houses at the New School of Music, Concord Conservatory of Music, and Brookline Music School. The Tony Williams Dance Center has an open house this weekend, and so does the Danforth Museum of Art. New and expectant parents can check out the the JCC Early Parenting programs. Parents of active little kids can check out the free events at My Gym Boston, Newton, and Medfield, or Ready, Set, Kids! in Arlington. Curious about 3D Printing? Register for 3D Printerfest at Einstein's Workshop, where you'll see the amazing technology in action and find out about all the cool things you can make with a 3D printer.
Also on Mommy Poppins this Week:
- Do you know a kid who is doing great work in the community? Nominate them for our Boston Kids Who Really Rock Contest, and we will sing their praises. Plus, one grand prize winner will win cash for local nonprofits!
- Anna shares some tips for preparing your kid to Travel Alone in the City.
- Amelia teaches us how to make healthy Protein Boosted Rice Crispies Treats.
- Tara finds 21 Ways to Extend the Summer in Boston for some post-Labor Day fun.
Check out all the great things on our calendar this weekend, and try to stay cool!