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Get Out Weekend Planner, June 24-26

An open mike, a family festival and a concert at the Zoo.

Cakes Open Mike

Bring your best songs or your good listening ears over to on Friday evening for the latest in its series of open mike nights. Goodies will be on sale, as always, and the combination of music and delectable treats will get your weekend off to a great start. 6:30 p.m.; call 617-337-9540 for more information. 

Safe Sitter Course

is holding a “Safe Sitter” course on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The class, for aspiring babysitters ages 11-13, will teach participants safety precautions, rescue breathing techniques, care for a choking infant or child and calling for emergency help. Fee $50; pre-registration required; call 617-696-8810. 

First Congregational Family Fest

is holding a Family Fest on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit vendors, exhibits, artists, crafters, family-friendly businesses, community organizations, a silent auction, bake sale and a snack bar. Kids can enjoy elephant rides, Kids Zumba, a Teddy Bear Clinic, and story time and photographs with the Cat in the Hat. For more information contact Wendy Garpow Roth at 781-635-2501 or garpow@gmail.com

Discovery Arts! Open House

will hold an open house on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for those interested in learning more about its art summer camp. Art workshops for tweens and teens will be offered from June 27 – August 12. Each week focuses on a different medium, including portraits, fiber arts, mixed media, charcoal and pastels, printmaking, pen and ink, and mosaics.  The cost for most workshops is just $300 per week and tuition assistance is available.

For more information visit www.discoveryschoolhouse.org or call 617-333-9876. 

Family Concert at Franklin Park Zoo

Kick off summer vacation with a concert by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Sunday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Franklin Park Zoo. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the Zoo’s animals up-close when the zoo’s educators present an animal encounter at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free with zoo admission (Adults $16; children 2-12 $10; under 2 free.) More information at www.zoonewengland.org.

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