April Vacation Week fun in Central Massachusetts


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A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colours and...

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Spring vacation 2012 is right around the corner. We have been digging up a few ideas to keep the kiddos busy.

Sterling MA: Two week-long workshops for different age groups are scheduled. Each session costs $140.00:


Pre-Engineering with LEGO® - Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design!
Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals. Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO®- Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

Leominster MA: Magic show Wednesday April 18, 3:00 pm Leominster Public Library-

Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities! Suitable for all ages. No registration required. Space is limited to the capacity of the room; to avoid disappointment please plan your arrival accordingly.

… and on April 19, the library is sponsoring a Birds of Prey program at 3:00. Call 978-534-7522 for details.

While not a live animal program, the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster MA will be discussing Spying on Spotted Salamanders on April 17 from 1-2: “Geared toward students in grades 1-8 (ages 6 and up), this 1-hour program from “Catch the Science Bug” (an award-winning public television program in Rhode Island) focuses on vernal pools and the life they sustain…”

Check out the Discovery Museums in Acton for a vacation week filled with fun things to learn, including a Spring Tree Walk and an Engineers’ Exchange with the Acton- Boxborough Robotics Team.

Also, check this link from CentralMass.org for more ideas a little further afoot.

Tired out from celebrating vacation week with the children? Why not head over to Il Camino – and get the chicken piccata. Or check Yelp! for other local suggestions.

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