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Upcoming family events around Boston

Bethany Cox

Kids

WUNDERLE’S ONE-MAN CIRCUS You’ve heard of a three-ring circus, but this is a one-man circus with Troy Wunderle who juggles, spins plates, rides a unicycle, performs bubble routines, and much more in this interactive show. Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. $10, $8 kids. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500. www.coolidge.org

BIG JOE’S BIG SNOW SHOW Big Joe tells winter stories from around the world with the help of puppets, props, and a few surprises. Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. $8 ($20 family max; registration required; recommended for ages 3 and older). Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. 978-369-1770. www.barefootbooks.com

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STONE ZOO Black bears Smoky and Bubba celebrate their 7th birthdays, and at 10:15 a.m. the pair will receive “birthday-themed enrichment items” in their decorated exhibit area. At the two Zookeeper Encounters, visitors can ask questions and learn about the bears (10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.). Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $14, $12 seniors, $10 ages 2-12. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 617-541-5466. www.stonezoo.org

BLUE DISCOVERIES FAMILY DAYS: PENGUINS Folks at the New England Aquarium use art, science, and storytelling at this family event about penguins. Jan. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with aquarium admission of $17.95, $15.95 seniors, $12.95 ages 3-11. New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5206. www.neaq.org

Events

FIT TO THE CORE: CORE FUSION AND ENERGETIC EATS Fitness and nutrition team up to get you in shape and show you how to eat healthy at this two-part class. Start at exhale Back Bay with a Core Fusion Cardio class, followed by a hands-on cooking class. Showers available at exhale. Jan. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (exhale Back Bay), noon-2 p.m. (BCAE). $75. Registration required.
exhaleBack Bay (28 Arlington St., Boston) and Boston Center for Adult Education (122 Arlington St., Boston).
617-267-4430. www.exhalespa.com

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THE STORY OF THE JAPANESE TEMPLE BELL IN THE BACK BAY FENS Lola Heiler-Stillman did her homework, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent will share her knowledge about this 17th-century artifact including how it landed in the Back Bay Fens. Jan. 13 from 1-2:30 p.m. Free (reservations recommended). Shattuck Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway, Boston. 617-522-2700. www.emeraldnecklace.org

RAGE IS BACK Described as an “urban love letter,” this latest novel by New York Times best-selling author Adam Mansbach is a tip of the hat to ’80s-era graffiti artists and the cities where they worked. Meet artist Bill Rage who returns to New York 16 years after a fellow artist was killed by police. Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. Free. Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-566-6660. www.brooklinebooksmith.com

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WINTER TRAILS DAY Did you know that a 130-pound adult can burn up to 475 calories an hour by snowshoeing at a moderate pace? Give it a try and take a guided tour of the trails — a great way to walk off those holiday cookies.
Jan. 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (limited snowshoes available; rentals available for walks more than 20 minutes).
Weston Ski Track, 200 Park Road, Weston. 781-891-6575. www.wintertrails.org

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