August is filled with tons of fun outdoor activities to do with your Little! This is the time your Little will be getting ready for back to school! Take advantage of all the parks, hiking trails, and water activities taking place this month!
We would like to introduce our new Regional Directors for our Community Program. Katie Roy will be our new Worcester Regional Program Director and Courtney Evans will be our new Metrowest Regional Program Director. Both will be leading our community program with Katie managing our Worcester Regional area and Courtney Evans working out of our Framingham office managing our Metrowest Regional area. Welcome Katie and Courtney!
In other news, Alex Navarro will be moving on from our agency as she has accepted a new position. We will miss Alex dearly! Please do not hesitate to reach out to Katie Roy (Katie.Roy@bbbscm.org), Courtney Evans (Courtney.Evans@bbbscm.org), or Alicia Lewis (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
Don't forget to do your own event research by visiting the website of your local library. Have a wonderful month!
Thank you for all that you do!
All the best, The Community Team
Canobie Lake Park Discount
Do you want to go to Canobie Lake Park with your Little before the summer is over? BBBS have a $5.00 off coupon from Canobie Lake. This coupon is valid until August 27, 2019. If you are interested in receiving the $5.00 coupon, please email Alicia.firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Boating in Boston Pass
Boating in Boston has graciously given Bigs and their Littles free rentals at their Hopkinton and Natick boathouse locations (286 Cedar St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 and 25 Commonwealth Rd, Natick, MA 01760). Please reach out to BBBS staff at Alicia.email@example.com to get the pass number. This is limited to 4 matches per day, so please plan accordingly! See their website for more information:
The Discovery Museum, located at 177 Main St in Acton, MA, has changed the free pass over to one ‘Community Pass’ for the whole program to be used as entry into the Museum with your Little. If you are interested in going, please email Alicia.firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the pass. Please reach out no later than 3 days before you plan to attend so that we can get the pass to you in time. We will include a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the pass afterwards to the agency. This is on a first-come first-serve basis! Please reach out with any questions.
Free Fun Fridays
Free Fun Fridays offer Bigs and Littles no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, for the month of August.
Friday, August 9: Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, Davis Musuem at Wellesley College, Gore Place, Hancock Shaker Village, JFK Hyannis Musuem of the NCAA, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Old Costony Musuem, The Greenway Carousel, and Worcester Historical Musuem
Check website for other available dates and other venues to visit with you and your Little. Clickherefor more details!
Learn about nature and science at the Worcester Ecotarium. There are several animals, interactive exhibits, and programs for Bigs and Littles to enjoy! The Ecotarium is open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday.
Please clickhere if you would like to register you and your Little.
Art Under the Stars
Bring your blankets and enjoy a series of fabulous art films under the stars outside in the Worcester Art Museum's Stoddard Courtyard! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Film tickets include admission for attendees and one additional guest for a return visit during Museum hours. Rain location: Conference Room
Date: Every Friday in August at 8:00pm
Cost: $12 members/ $16 nonmembers
August 2, McQueen (2018)
August 9, Kusama: Infinity (2018)
August 16, Leaning Into the wind: Andy Goldsworthy (2017)
August 23, Faces Places (2017)
August 30, Boom for real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)
Do you and your Little like to eat? Here's a way to make it more affordable! With the purchase of an adult entrée—kids (mostly 12 and under) eat free at the following places:
Texas Roadhouse—Tuesday nights (starting at 3:30 PM)
Ruby Tuesday—Tuesday nights
Moe's Southwest Grill—Tuesday nights
UNO Chicago Grill—Tuesday nights
Bertucci's—Wednesday nights (after 4PM)
99 Restaurant—day after the Red Sox win
IHOP—Thursdays from 4PM- 10PM
257th Hardwick Community Fair
Visit the oldest fair in the country! The event includes competitions, a tractor pull, entertainment, food, vendors, hayrides, kid's parade, crafts, and more!
Location: Harwick Common, Harwick, MA. Parking is available at the Eagle Hill School, 242 Old Petersham Road, Hardwick. FREE Shuttle service will be available to and from the Fair on Friday and Saturday at frequent intervals.
Date and Time: Friday, August 16 from 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday, August 17 from 7:30am - 5:00pm.
Celebrate butterflies with a day of educational fun for all ages at Broad Meadow Brook, where butterflies fly free in their natural habitats! Featured activities include naturalist-led walks & workshops, up-close encounters with live caterpillars, children's activities including butterfly art & face painting, tours of our butterfly garden, delicious food, and much more!
Location: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414 Massasoit Rd, Worcester, MA
Date and Time: Saturday, August 10 from 10:00am-4:00pm Clickherefor more details!
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offers plenty of hiking and bike trails during the summer. Bigs and Littles can enjoy the scenic views from the 2,006-foot mountain. The visitor center opens at 9 am and parking is only $5 for Massachusetts residents.
All shows are free to the public and last approximately an hour and a half, from 6:30 PM - 8 PM. Parking is available along Pleasant Street.
On Tuesday nights during the summer, Newton Square full of life and free, fun, and, largely local, music at the Newton Square Summer Concert Series.
The Newton Square Summer Concert Series is one of the Friends of Newton Hill's longest-running park programs. It was started around 2003 and since expanded into a six-week concert series.
Blue Jeans Pizza sells slices with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Friends of Newton Hill in their work maintaining the Newton Hill section of Elm Park. Drinks and ice cream are also available for sale during the concerts. Additionally, gift certificates from local businesses are available to win in a drawing of those who donate during the concert
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:30- 8:30pm & Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:30- 8:30pm