The Mind Matters: Families Make A Difference

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Boston Public Schools (BPS) Parent University believes that every BPS family is equipped and empowered to advocate and partner with schools to ensure every child has access to a quality education and achieves excellence in school. Parent University will be hosting workshops that provide educational resources and community support for families with children ages 3-8 to help foster learning at home. This is a 10 session workshop series and participation is free. Families will be able to learn strategies for how to foster your child's development and learning at home and in school. These sessions will include hands on activities, mini lectures and videos. This program was developed by Harvard University and is based on cutting edge brain research on children's social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Participating families will receive learning materials and activities to take home and use. >> Read More

Kids visit for FREE Franklin Park Zoo | January 4 & 5

Saturday and Sunday, January 4 and 5, join Franklin Park Zoo as they kick off a New Year of fun and adventure! All kids will receive free admission, when accompanied by a paying adult, to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo (this promotion does not include the event Zoolights at Stone Zoo).
It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo.
For more information on this event please visit Franklin Park Zoo

Be a Veterinarian | January 25

Saturday, January 4 between 11am and 3pm, children of all ages are welcomee to enjoy activities during "Be a Veterinarian" this weeks theme "the importance of healthy diets".
Children will meet a zoo new england care expert & learn about caring for animals at the zoo. Also bring a stuffed animal togive them a checkup! , story time, facts, and more!
This event will be held at the:
                      Franklin Park Zoo  
                One Franklin Park Road

Celebrate at the JFK Library | December 27

Friday, December 27 at 10:30am, the Stephen E. Smith Center at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will present  Mr. Punch’s Christmas Carol at the the Crabgrass Puppet Theatre. The beautifully crafted puppets will tell the tale of the man who hated Christmas and put profits before people. Outrageous holiday hilarity with ghosts, giggles, geese and Tiny Tim too!
This event is free and is open to family audiences and children 5 and older
To make a reservation for this event please call 617.514.1644
For more information on this event please feel free to visit

Live Action Angry Birds

Build, copy, destroy and score. Join us as we design game boards.Make a copy to compete against someone, and play against one another knocking them down with balls, bean bags, and yes, (stuffed) birds. For ages 8-14.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 3:30 – 5pm at the
Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
for children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18)
For more information visit:

Miracle on Dudley Street Christmas Children's Celebration | December 21

Saturday, December 21st from 11:00am-2:30pm will have the Miracle on Dudley Street Christmas Children's Celebration
This event is for FREE for children ages 6-12 involved in your program or network. Since this event is not open to the public,we require the children to be registered through an agency partner, program  or affiliate. FYI- this is a supervised "kids-only" fun filled event!
If you would like your agency to recieve an official invitation to this event, please send an email response with the approximate amount of children's slots, agency name and contact person to:

Parent Child Play Group | November 4

A safe environment where you and your child will enjoy free play, circle time, gross motor play, songs, and much more!

Location will be at: Kenny Elementary School, 19 Oakton Street

From 9 am-10:30am, This event is for children ages 1-5 years of age who live in boston.

From 11am-12:30om, This event is for children ages 1-5 years of age who live in boston.

Please register at 617.756.9650 or email

St. Brendan Playgroup | November 18

Monday October28 at 10am St. Brendan will host a playgroup with games, crafts, stories and songs. This play group meets every monday during the school year from 10am -12pm at the Saint Brendan's Church Father Lane Hall 589 Gallivan Blvd. Ages for this playgroup is 5 and under (caregivers must attend)

Children Magical Halloween Castle | October 27

Sunday October 27 Fort Independence Castle on Castle Island invites everyone to their Children's Magical Halloween Castle. Enjoy a Halloween celebration at 12pm- 4pm with your family and friends. For more information visit their website at:

Kroc-o-Treat | October 31

Thursday October 31 from 6pm-8pm join the KROC and their 3rd Annual Kroc-O-Treat Halloween Celebration. Located at 650 Dudley Street in Dorchester MA. The KROC will provide a safe indoor Halloween activities for the community. The festivities will include trick or treating, a bouncy house, arts & crafts and costume prizes.

Requesting donations for: packaged treats for the Halloween Bags. Monetary donations, and Super Hero themed decorations or crafts.

Volunteers for this event are also welcome and encouraged!!!!!

Questions or concerns about this event please feel free to contact Isaque Rezende at 617.318.6919 or via email at

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