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What’s Up This Weekend – March 4-6

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File image (credit: Jomegat via Wikimedia Commons)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Enjoy the delicious smells of maple sugaring, get ready for Golf season, plan your next trip, or bring the family to a Beatles sing-a-long. Those are just some of the ways you can enjoy your weekend in the Boston area.

Maple Sugaring Tours

Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Topsfield
http://www.massaudubon.org/

It’s maple sugaring season, a delicious smelling sign of spring in New England. The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is just one place offering public tours of the sugaring process. See how a tree is tapped, what goes on inside the sugarhouses, and taste test the final product. It costs $9 for adults and $8 for kids; advance registration is required. You can find their contact information at the link above. You can check for maple sugaring boils closer to you on the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association website.

St. Patrick’s Parade

Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m.
West Dennis
http://capecodstpatsparade.com/

Yes, it’s a week early, but that gives you a chance to catch two parades this St. Patrick’s season. ‘Irish’ Micky Ward is the parade’s Grand Marshal, fresh off his appearance in the audience at the Oscars. American Idol finalist and Cape Cod native Siobhan Magnus is the Queen of this year’s parade.

National Golf Expo

Friday through Sunday
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
http://www.paragonexpo.com/

Slowly but surely the snow is melting and the temperature is rising…and soon you’ll be teeing off at your favorite golf course. Before you do, though, get prepared at the National Golf Expo. It’s everything golf – with exhibits, vendors, and even an indoor driving range. Admission costs $10 for adults; kids under 12 are free.

Beatles Open Sing

Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
Lincoln School Auditorium, Brookline
www.bmsmusic.org

Members of the Brookline Music School will lead a sing-a-long of the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. What better way to expose your kids to the Beatles, than with an interactive concert? Admission is $5.

New England Boat Show

Feb. 26 – March 6
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
http://www.newenglandboatshow.com/

Address the itch of spring fever with a visit to the largest boat show in the Northeast. 300,000 square feet filled with hundreds of the newest boats, accessories, giveaways and more. Tickets are $14; Kids 15 and under get in free.

AAA Travel Marketplace

Friday through Sunday
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
http://www.sne.aaa.com

Need a getaway after this rough winter? The biggest travel show in New England comes to Gillette Stadium this weekend. Get special discounts on vacation packages, enter to win exotic trips, and learn about great destinations from travel experts. Admission is $5 for AAA members or $10 for non-members, with a discount coupon available online.

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