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The week ahead: Kids events

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ROLIE POLIE GUACAMOLE The trio from Brooklyn comes to town for an interactive “kindie” pop concert of wholesome songs about natural living, healthy eating (one of their recordings is titled “Time for Hummus”), and keeping active. The band’s latest release, “Houses of the Moly,” is a Parents Choice award winner. March 3, 2 p.m. $5. Recommended for ages 2-7. Brookline Music School, Bakalar Recital Hall, 25 Kennard Road, Brookline. 617-277-4593,


ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Cavities, gum in his hair, and no dessert are among the calamities that ruin young Alexander’s day. A musical version of Judith Viorst’s popular children’s book is presented in the Magic Ark Performing Arts Series. March 3, 1 and 3 p.m. $13. Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. 617-965-5226,

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BOSTON INVENTGENUITY FESTIVAL At Beam Camp’s event themed “Digital by Hand,” kids are invited to roll up their sleeves and join hands-on workshops and projects exploring sound, image, electricity, and motion. Highlights include “Crazy Cursor Bots,” “Origami LED Pixels,” “Embroidered Emoticons,” and “The Physical Video Processing Unit,” a room-size video machine where kids are the bits and bytes. March 2-3,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St., Arlington.

ART WORKSHOP: PAPER LAYERED LILIES Monet’s water lilies are the inspiration for an art activity that looks ahead to spring. Participants use colorful tissue paper and 3-D techniques to make their own masterpieces. March 3, 10 a.m.-noon. $10, registration required. New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton. 617-964-3424,


CAMELLIA SHOW Debutante, Dr. Tinsley, and Mabel Bayard Thayer are among the 35 camellias and 20 cultivars (many of which came from the personal collections of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Nathaniel T. Dexter) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. See them at this annual event presented by the Massachusetts Camellia Society. March 2-3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, $9 seniors, $7 ages 6-18, under 6 free. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111,

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ARTISTS & AUTHORS WINTER EXHIBITION Where can you find a whole bunch of local artists and writers in one place? At the third annual event presented by the Salem Arts Association. Peruse the work and meet the creators. Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m. Free. Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom, 18 Washington Square West, Salem.

SNOW ROW Youth and adult crews will row, row, row their boats at the annual rowing race featuring kayaks, dories, wherries, whitehalls, and other manner of wooden pulling boats. Enjoy watching the race, then visit the Hull Lifesaving Museum which offers free admission all day. March 2, race at noon. Spectators free. Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main St., Hull. The Hull Lifesaving Museum is at 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull.

NATIONAL GOLF EXPO A big old tee party is coming your way this weekend. Celebrate all things golf at exhibits, interactive displays, and a driving range, and get some refreshment at the Craft Beer Pavilion. March 1, noon-8 p.m. March 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $12, $10 seniors, ages 12 and under free. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston.

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