Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall In New England - Tons to do

There is so much going on this weekend. I figured it warranted a rare blog post (maybe even two). We'll see...

Boston Book Festival
Saturday, October 15
Copley Square (rain or shine)
Boston, MA
Free event with activities for every age!


Saturday, October 15
Jeep & Truck Day!
Larz Anderson Museum Auto Museum
15 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02445

Car Registration (though I think they really mean jeep & truck registration):
Spectator Admission:
Adults, $10. Military, Students, Children, Seniors, $5. Childern under 6 free
Lunch available on site
For registration & more information, visit the event website.


Applefest at Wachusett Mountain
October 15-16
10 am - 5 pm
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
499 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541
$10 Adult
$6 (6-12)
*Kids 5 & Under receive free festival and skyride admission
Tickets cheaper if you buy in advance (available online)

AppleFest features over 75 Craft Fair & Farmers' Market Booths, Family Entertainment, Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations, Scenic Foliage Skyrides to the Summit, Mountainside Barbecue, Pony & Hay Rides, Specialty Items from Hannaford Supermarkets, Clowns, Jugglers & Magicians for the Kids.

Apparently there will be real Bengal tigers there!

Coggeshall Farm Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 15th
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Bristol, RI 02809
Free admission
Coggeshall Farm Museum will offer a day of Autumn activities including games, a cider pressing, and of course, pumpkins.


Cranberries Alive
October 15 & 16
Edaville Railroad
5 Pine Street
Carver MA 02330
Special Appearances by the Cat in The Hat & Curious George
$18 adults and kids (Ages 2-64)
$16 Seniors, under 2 are free!
Peak foliage & peak cranberry harvest for a weekend event that is sure to awaken the senses. Train enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy an authentic train ride through spectacular scenery – oftentimes past actual cranberry harvesting– as well as a wide array of carnival rides and amusements. Come see, taste, touch, and learn about the mighty cranberry while enjoying the delights of a New England harvest.


Hudson Pumpkin Fest
Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 14th, 15th and 16th
Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8PM, Sunday 11am-5pm
FREE Trick or Treat 2-4PM Sunday
(kids in costumes, 10 & under)
211 Derry Rd
Hudson, NH 03051

Kids Rides & Games, Crafters, Vendors, Food, Children's Entertainers, and more!!
FREE Admission
Over 100 crafters & vendors at registered so far!!
The Largest OUTDOOR Craft Fair in Southern New Hampshire
More information on the Festival website


Edgar Allan Poe: Cemetery Tour
Monday, Oct 17
at Old Ship Church, Hingham, MA
This one is for the older crew. It sounds great to me. Edgar Allan Poe rises from the grave for a series of readings of his work at historic cemeteries and burial grounds.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Blogging Day of Silence

Today I'm taking part in a blogging day of silence to help support Japanese disaster relief. Please chip in by donating at Shelter Box

Friday, February 25, 2011

Art at age 2.10: our daughter the "progidy"

The other night Michael and I were watching a bit about child prodigies on the news. They said that one thing about those kids is that their parents don't have to get them to practice doing whatever it is they're prodigies at, they have more trouble getting the kids to stop. That's basically where we are with Hazel. I think this Winter has made her forget that she can actually go outside to play. It's art, morning, noon and night at our house (well...art or pancakes). When she wakes up at 7am on Saturdays, all she wants to do is paint.

We gathering lots and lots of her art. Here's a sampling.

Michael turned to me and asked "Do you think Hazel is a prigidy" Um, yeah, I don't think so...highly unlikely with us as parents