Nichole’s Picks 3/2 +3/3


Pick #1:  Cultural Festival!

Saturday 9:00-12:30

Harborlight welcomes you to experience their third annual Cultural Festival!  This year guests can travel our halls on a journey through Spain, Peru, Australia, India, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Morocco, and the Azores. Also make a stop along the way to engage in both art and stories from around the world. Grab your passport at the main entrance and begin your adventure! Have your passport stamped in each country while enjoying art, crafts, recipes, and activities from a variety of cultures. Small keepsakes will also be given out in each country.

The morning will end with live entertainment.  An amazing group of youth performers from the Chinese Folk Art Workshop will perform a traditional dragon dance, a Diablo yo-yo performance, and leave time for hands-on demonstrations.   There is a suggested donation of just $10 per family and baked goods available for purchase.  Fun for the whole family!

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Pick #2:  Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms

Spring is coming and the sap is running! Appleton Farms invites families experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the morning with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and taste the freshly made syrup.  We will end back inside with a farm snack, including Appleton Farms cheese, apple slices, and homemade maple ice cream while we read a story about maple sugaring!

  • Recommended for ages 8 and under but everyone is welcome!
  • Space is limited.
  • Registration is by the family- if you have 5 or more in your family, please register 2 families.
  • Crafts and snacks included and we want to have enough for all.
Saturdays, February 23 – March 9, 2019 10am-11:30am & 1:30-3pm
Member Family: $24
Non-member Family: $30
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Pick #3:  World Wildlife Day at Stone and Franklin Park Zoo

Courtesy of Stone Zoo website


This World Wildlife Day, learn how you can protect the future of wildlife. During scheduled zookeeper chats, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from caretakers about some of the endangered animals that call our Zoos home. Visit an Education Station to learn more about World Wildlife Day and the species it celebrates.

Franklin Park Zoo Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Arts & crafts, Tropical Forest sloth exhibit
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Education Station, Tropical Forest sloth exhibit
  • 10:30 a.m. – Tortoise zookeeper chat, Children’s Zoo
  • 11:00 a.m. – Bird’s World zookeeper chat
  • 11:30 a.m. – Cooter turtle zookeeper chat, Bird’s World
  • 1:30 p.m. – Cotton-top tamarin zookeeper chat
  • 2:00 p.m. – Gorilla forage feed and zookeeper chat
  • 2:30 p.m. – Tiger zookeeper chat

Stone Zoo Schedule

  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Education station, Animal Discovery Center
  • 10:30 a.m. – Jaguar zookeeper chat
  • 2:00 p.m. – Black bear zookeeper chat

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

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