There are lots of fun family events going on this weekend, from indoor concerts for kids to outdoor festivals. Escape the summer weather and stay inside, or enjoy the summer weather and get outside! – By Jodi Grundig
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Military History Day

The Wenham Museum
132 Main Street, Wenham, Mass.
July 9, 2011
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Free with admission
Website and Reviews

If your child is fascinated by the military, you may want to check out the Military History Day at the Wenham Museum. Free with admission, this event features a realistic look on military history, including re-enactors, singers, and authors. In addition, guest children’s author Anita Silvey and illustrator Wendel Minor will be signing autographs.

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Big Doozie Presents: Flannery Brothers, RhymeZwell

Amazing Things Art Center
160 Hollis St, Framingham, Mass.
July 9, 2011
10:30 a.m.
$10 ($8 members)
Website and Reviews

If the weather is hot or rainy, consider checking out this indoor concert at the Amazing Things Arts Center, featuring two acts – The Flannery Brothers and RhymeZwell. The Flannery Brothers are a musicians and vocalists who use guitars, accordions, ukulele, horns, and percussion to perform their fun, comical music. RhymeZwell is a hip-hopping nursery school teacher who knows how to entertain kids!

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Mayflower II (credit: Plimouth Plantation)

Plymouth Maritime Day

Plymouth Town Pier
Water Street Plymouth, Mass.
July 9, 2011
12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: Varies based on activities

Celebrate America’s beginnings at Plymouth’s Maritime Day at the Town Pier. Kids will love the kid-friendly activities including checking out the Toot Toot Mini Tugboat, pirate tours, and free kids’ face painting.

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Bobby Sanabria (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Jazz at Sunset: Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, Mass.
July 8, 2011
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
General admission: $18 per person, $15 EcoTarium and WICN members.
Reserved tables are also available.

Want a low-key night out? Grab a lawn chair, and head to the EcoTarium on Friday, July 8th for their Friday night jazz series. This week, you’ll see Bobby Sanabria, a Grammy-nominated percussionist, composer, and arranger and his Quarteto Aché. Your concert ticket includes museum admission, so get there early.

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Desert Discovery

Stone Zoo
49 Pond Street, Stoneham, Mass.
July 9, 2011
10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
$8 members/$10 non-members
Website and Reviews

Do you have a little one who just loves creatures? At this event, just for 3-4 year olds (with an adult), you’ll learn about the animals and plants that live in the desert. My little guy would just love this – he’s fascinated by the desert.

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Blue Discoveries Family Day: Harbor Exploration

New England Aquarium
90 E India Row, Boston, Mass.
July 9, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Included with museum admission
Website and Reviews

The New England Aquarium is one of my favorite attractions in Boston, and on their family days, they offer even more programming and activities to help kids learn about the ocean. Activities can include art, storytelling, and science, and feature popular Aquarium exhibits as well as some hidden gems.

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Rupayan Neogy (credit: Rupayan Neogy via Facebook)

Magic Show with Rupayan Neogy

Science Discovery Museum
177 Main St, Acton, Mass.
July 9, 2011
1:00 p.m.
Cost: Included with admission
Website and Reviews

Kids love magic, and they’ll especially enjoy this show from young magician Rupayan Neogy. Unlike other magicians, his show is geared toward families, so it’s great for young kids! Catch his show during an afternoon at the Discovery Museums.

Jodi Grundig is editor and publisher of Family-Friendly Boston and Mom’s Favorite Stuff.


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