local happenings

Check out these events and activities for kids and parents happening in and around Carlisle.

Family Events
  • Busy Hands are Happy Hands: Free Drop-In Family Days
    Dates: Saturdays, November 8th and December 13th 2014; Monday, October 13th, 2014
    Time: 1 - 3:30pm
    Location: Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord

    In this free program, familys can enjoy art-making activities desgined and taught by talented instructors. Art projects use a variety of art materials and mediums and incorporate sesaonal considerations such as Mother's Day and Father's Day. Projects designed to take between 30-60 minutes. Drop-In anytime between 1-3:30pm, program ends at 4pm.

Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits
  • Knights!
    Date: Opens March 29th, 2014
    Time: see website for museum hours
    Location: Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester

    Knights! reveals the fascinating place of arms and armor in the broader context of history, storytelling, and art. Knights! will invite family participation and provide new ways to see arms and armor. The adventures of the Higgins’ mascot, a dog suited in armor named Helmutt, is a family element of the show. Throughout the exhibition, Helmutt will be included on illustrated signage inviting children to engage with featured objects. See website for museum admission rates. FREE FIRST Saturday Mornings (the first Saturday of each month) 10am-noon.

Storytimes (drop-in)

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