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The week ahead: Family events

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Take me out to the bridal fest

FENWAY PARK BRIDAL FESTIVAL Cover the bases for your wedding with this one-stop shopping event featuring florists, bridal registries, photographers, travel specialists, venues, and more. Randy Fenoli from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” and a tour of Fenway Park are on deck.Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $15. Fenway Park, Gate B, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston. 877-733-7699. www.redsox.com/bridal

Kids

BEAR BILINGUALS BOOK LAUNCH Celebrate the arrival of new books about Bear by Stella Blackstone written in Spanish and French. Activities are Bilingual Story Time (10:30 a.m.), Bear Suitcases Craft (11 a.m.; for ages 3-6; $4), and Dance Around the Spanish World (11:30 a.m.). Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Free. Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. 978-369-1770. www.barefootbooks.com

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FAMILY TOUR OF THE FARM AT GORE PLACE Kids will help Farmer Scott feed the chickens at “What’s Fresh at the Farm,” and they’ll check out the crops when they visit the raised beds, row crops, and backfields. Goats, sheep, and llama are also on the Gore Place farm, so look for them on your self-guided tour. Sept. 7 from 1-3 p.m. $5 per family group. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 781-894-2798. www.goreplace.org

BUTTERFLY BON VOYAGE Monarch butterflies will soon head from New England to Mexico, and visitors will help send them on their way. Young visitors can look for and learn about monarchs and other butterflies in the meadows and also make a paper butterfly. Older guests can tour the butterfly garden and help tag the monarchs. Sept. 8 from 2-3:30 p.m. $7 (registration required). Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan. 617-983-8500. www.massaudubon.org

STORY TRAILS: MOOSE ON THE LOOSE Marcel, a pet moose, has a secret that his owner, Wilfred, will find out about. Bring the kids to the Peabody Essex Museum to hear what it’s all about at the reading of “This Moose Belongs to Me.” Kids will make a painting inspired by Oliver Jeffers’s illustrations. Sept. 8 from 2-3 p.m. Free with museum admission of $15, $13 seniors, $11 students, free under 17 (recommended for ages 5-8). Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500. www.pem.org

Events

JACOB WIRTH SINGALONGS For almost 25 years, Mel Stiller has tickled the ivories and presided over the piano bar singalong at Jacob Wirth’s. The popular event will expand to Tuesdays and key in on singles. The Sept. 10 kickoff sponsored by Harpoon features free apps. You provide the voices. Fridays from 8-midnight, Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. No cover (reservations recommended). Jacob Wirth, 31-37 Stuart St., Boston. 617-338-8586. www.jacobwirth.com

PARKARTS WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOPS Take your pick from four Boston parks and several September dates when local art instructors show you how to paint your version of our city’s beautiful parks. Materials are provided by Blick Art Materials. Sept. 7 and 14 from noon-2 p.m., weather permitting (through Sept. 29 at four Boston locations). Free (recommended for ages 9 and older). Sept. 7 and 14 at Millennium Park, 300 Gardner St., West Roxbury. 617-961-3051. www.cityofboston.gov/parks

FEAST OF SAINTS COSMAS AND DAMIAN Headliners James Massone of NBC’s “The Voice” plus Emil Stucchio and the Classics, a ’70s doo-wop group, are two of the feast attractions. The event also includes food vendors, a parade through the streets of East Cambridge and East Somerville (Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.), rides, and games. Sept. 7 and 8 from 2-
11 p.m. (Sun until 10 p.m.). Free. Warren Street, East Cambridge. 617-661-1164. www.cosmas-and-damian.org

JUNE WULFF

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