Weekend Calendar: Jan 14-17

It’s a long weekend for many of us, including the National Day of Service/MLK Day on Monday. You can look at some of the Owl’s ideas of what to do for service opportunities by looking at this prior post. Other than a couple of smaller events, there is not much going on this weekend that I can find. Anywhere. Hello, where is everyone and what are you doing?

So, yes, Omicron rages, though a little less than a week ago. The Owl is having to tamp down a strong need to visit the Aquarium and the Harvard Museum of Natural History…perhaps we need another couple of weeks before being totally comfortable inside. Everyone can make their own call on that–as I mentioned the MFA has wonderful programming on MLK Day and that is highly recommended. The Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum also have free admission on Monday. Not an arty? Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo welcome you admission-charge-free on Monday as well. It is also the last weekend for Jesus Christ Superstar with Broadway in Boston–not sure if there are any tickets available.

Do remember that most of Boston and Brookline and other towns now require vaccination proof to visit indoor venues–you can bring your little white cards or get a digital version here.

All Weekend: Belmont World Family Festival, multiple dates, online and in-person (in Watertown, strangely). Films for agest 3+. Workshops also available. There are various pass options; please see here for more information.

Saturday January 15: Family Nature Walk at Gore Place, Waltham, 10 am. Okay, I am putting this here but it’s going to be verrrrrrrry cold so if you can dress like an igloo, go for it, otherwise skip it. From Gore Place: “Join our outdoor educator for a guided walk on our grounds. We will explore for plants and animals living at Gore Place, learn about what we find, and discover ways to find nature in our own neighborhoods. Participate in some outdoor, family-friendly STEAM activities.  This program is for youth aged six and older and their caregivers. $11 for youth ages 6-16, adults are free. ”  More information here.

Yes, that’s ALL I have, Weston. You can also binge-watch “Stay Close” on Netflix, or Tacoma Fire on HBO Max (what? It’s good fun). Pick up an E.O. Wilson book or be blown away by the inevitable with “How Beautiful We Were.” Stay safe and stay warm at home.

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