Boston-area kids events


REFLECTIONS OF A ROCK LOBSTER In 1980, bullied RhodeIsland high school student Aaron Fricke sued his school so that the gay student could take his male friend to the prom. He won, and so did lots of other gay and lesbian students. Actors, ages 14-19, and several adults present the story based on Fricke’s autobiography. March 9 at 8 p.m. (through March 17; contains mature subject matter). $25, $35. Wimberly Theatre, 527 Tremont St., Boston. 617-933-8600. www.bostonchildrens

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG LIVE! Not only is Clifford big
and red, but the large pooch is also 50 (we won’t even go near the dog years calculation). In this musical celebration, the lovable Clifford and Emily Elizabeth head to Birdwell Island with friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac. March 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $17-$39. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

STORIES THROUGH TIME Parents are relics to their kids, but not as old as some of the relics young visitors will handle at more than 15 tables of activities and specimens. There are tools used by the earliest humans, meteorite fragments, and fossils. March 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors, $8 ages 3-18. Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. 617-496-0049.


RISING STARS SHOWCASE More than 100 voices from the Plymouth Children’s Chorus will sing a medley of Irving Berlin tunes plus Howard Blake’s “Walking in the Air” from the British animated film “The Snowman.” Steven Karidoyanes conducts the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. March 10 at 3 p.m. (2-2:40 p.m. hands-on instrument demonstrations). $15 and $20, $8 and $12 kids through age 12. Non-perishable food items for Food Warehouse of Greater Plymouth are welcome. Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Pymouth. 508-746-8008.

June Wulff


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FISH, FRAUD AND FORENSICS March is Seafood Month at Maritime Gloucester where the mission is to “inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences in America’s oldest seaport.” The Globe’s Beth Daley and special agents from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss the fishy business of seafood fraud.March 7 at 7 p.m. Free (limited seating). Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester. 978-281-0470.

CHEFS COOKING FOR HOPE AND DANA FARBER Cancer research and care get your bucks at this benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. You get good food and wine prepared by more than 50 Boston chefs and New England wineries. March 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. $100. 125 High St., Boston. 617-632-3909.

LADIES OF THE HOUSE March is Women’s History Month, and Historic New England honors the ladies with a tour of the Otis House Museum. Find out about the social expectations for Boston women in the late 18th and 19th centuries, and learn about Elizabeth Mott’s 1830s “Champoo ” bath house. March 9 at 11 a.m. $15 (registration recommended). Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge St., Boston. 617-994-5920.

MAPLE SUGAR DAYS IN THE BLUE HILLS Leave your stilettos at home and lace up your boots for a day of maple sugaring at the DCR Brookwood Farm in Canton. Take a self-guided tour of the terrain and enjoy the bubbling sap. March 9 and 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Park at Houghton’s Pond parking lot, 695 Hillside St., Milton. 617-333-0690.

June Wulff