Boston-area kids events

Kids will learn how fleece becomes a sweater on the “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail.”
Kids will learn how fleece becomes a sweater on the “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail.”

Shear madness

WOOLAPALOOZA It’s time for sheep shearing (but we can hopefully put our woolens away for a few months), and kids will learn how fleece becomes a sweater on the “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail.” The event features demonstrations, activities, and handmade products available for purchase. March 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12, $14 day of event, free under 2. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln.

June Wulff


BRER RABBIT TALES Brer Rabbit tries to out-fox Brer Fox and out-bear (sorry) Brer Bear in this funny Magical Moonshine Theatre production. The husband and wife puppeteers add some banjo music and singing to their favorite folktales. March 28 at 10:30 a.m. (through March 30). $12 (recommended for ages 4 and older; reservations recommended). Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station St., Brookline. 617-731-6400.

“BUNNY BONANZOO” The Easter Bunny reminds us of Santa Claus because both manage to be everywhere in such a short amount of time. The former is in Stoneham for photos with fans ($5 suggested donation benefits the zoo; bring your camera). There will also be games and crafts. March 30 from 10 a.m.-
3 p.m. $14, $12 seniors, $10 ages 2-12. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 617-541-5466.


EASTER BRUNCH Treats include blueberry muffin French toast, a complimentary harbor cruise, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt (noon). Cruises depart from the Fairmont Battery Wharf Dock. March 31 from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (45-minute cruises at 1, 2, and 3 p.m.). $15-25 (brunch reservations recommended; cruise reservations required). Aragosta Bar & Bistro at Fairmont Battery Wharf, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston. 617-994-9001.

June Wulff


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NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM LECTURE Geographic Information Systems are the subject of Thursday’s talk by the New England Aquarium’s Brooke Wikgren. The assistant scientist and GIS specialist will reveal how the Aquarium uses GIS to determine how fishing, food, shipping, industry, and energy sources impact marine animals. March 28 at 7 p.m. Free (online registration recommended). New England Aquarium’s Harborside Learning Lab, 1 Central Wharf, Boston. 617-973-5206.

“BREW-WOO” Breweries, eateries, live music, and vendors are at your service at Saturday’s craft beer festival. Breweries include Bay State and Harpoon; eateries include Sweet T Southern Kitchen and Smokestack Urban BBQ. March 30 from 2-5 p.m. and
6-9 p.m. $30, $35 day of event. 21+. DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. 800-745-3000.

GARDENERS’ GATHERING Ready to sow? At this celebration of urban gardening you can share ideas, network, and pick up a pointer or two at more than two dozen workshops. Subjects include seed starting, how to compost, urban beekeeping, and community organizing. Presented by Boston Natural Areas Network. March 30 from 11 a.m.-
5 p.m. Free. Northeastern University’s Shillman Hall (115 Forsyth St.) and Egan Center
(120 Forsyth St.), Boston.

EASTER BRUNCH AT THE BEACON HILL HOTEL & BISTRO Before you “hop” on the dessert cart, enjoy roasted asparagas salad, poached eggs over salmon, brioche French toast, Tamworth ham, and other exceptional Easter edibles. March 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $39 (reservations recommended). The Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, 25 Charles St., Boston. 617-723-7575.

June Wulff