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From April staycation ideas to cycling adventures in national parks

At the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, film aficionados will enjoy CUT! Costume and the Cinema, featuring 43 couture period costumes from Hollywood blockbusters alongside props, movie clips, photos, and memorabilia.
At the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, film aficionados will enjoy CUT! Costume and the Cinema, featuring 43 couture period costumes from Hollywood blockbusters alongside props, movie clips, photos, and memorabilia.(Exhibits Development Group, USA)

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APRIL STAYCATION IDEAS FOR KIDS

Have fun while staying home during April vacation week with a series of programs offered by the Trustees of Reservations. Taking place across the state, and catering to all ages, the programs are designed to be creative, educational, and budget friendly. Kids can participate in drop-off day or afternoon activities such as treasure hunts, relay races, taking care of farm animals, nature hikes, and more. Search the website for programs by region, property, category, and dates. In one popular event, April Vacation at KITCHEN, little chefs can take hands-on, fantasy-inspired cooking classes at the Boston Public Market. Choose from the Harry Potter Cooking School (April 20); Cooking with The Force (April 21); and SuperCooks! (April 22). Recommended for ages 8-12, accompanied by their favorite adult. Costumes encouraged. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Member/non-member $24/$30. 978-578-5867, www.thetrustees.org

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CINEMA AND FIBER ARTS SHOWS

Two new exhibits are blooming this spring at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. Film aficionados will enjoy CUT! Costume and the Cinema, featuring 43 couture period costumes from Hollywood blockbusters alongside props, movie clips, photos, and memorabilia. Includes costumes worn by stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Heath Ledger, Ralph Fiennes, and more (April 16-Oct. 10). The outdoor installation Natural Threads, showcasing the work of 10 artists, explores themes connecting natural and synthetic fibers in the gardens’ varied terrain (June 4-Oct. 10). Set on 100 acres of gardens, nature trails, and open spaces, visitors can also fly through trees on a zipline, ride a vintage carousel, explore an interactive outdoor discovery area for kids, and more. 508-888-3300, www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org

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FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL IN ORLANDO

The first-ever Beard in Baldwin food and wine festival debuts in Florida’s foodie-friendly town of Orlando (April 9, 7-10 p.m.). Set in Baldwin Park, a former navy training center renovated into a quiet neighborhood with stylish business district, this event aims to highlight Florida’s most talented chefs and restaurants while benefiting the James Beard Foundation’s scholarship initiatives. Enjoy gourmet fare from more than 25 restaurants, including Beard-nominated ones, as well as fine wines, spirits and live music at an outdoor foodie playground overlooking a lake. Elevate the experience at an indoor VIP celebration at The Osprey Tavern, the restaurant helmed by executive chef Joseph Burnett that specializes in new American cuisine. Sample passed hors-d’oeuvres, craft cocktails, and unique desserts created by top-billed chefs from South Beach to the Panhandle. General admission $75. www.beardinbaldwin.com. VIP Grand Tasting $150. www.ospreytavern.com

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CELEBRATE CYCLING AND NATIONAL PARKS

Cycling and National Park enthusiasts will want to check out Trek Travel’s new offering, a five-night, six-day tour through Glacier National Park, Montana. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of America’s National Parks, the trip traverses the park from St. Mary to Kalispell, offering opportunities for biking past snowcapped peaks along the “Going-to-the-Sun Road”—the only road that crosses Glacier National Park at the Continental Divide — rafting down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, and viewing wildlife, including moose, big-horn sheep, and mountain goats. Other highlights include Montana-style BBQ’s, tours and tastings at local breweries, accommodations at Saint Mary Lodge & Resort and Grouse Mountain Lodge, and an evening presentation on the local Blackfeet Nation, a tribe that still lives on their ancestral lands. Multiple tour dates available in July and August. From $2,899. Trek Travel offers other trips that incorporate National Parks in their itinerary, including Bryce and Zion, Great Smoky Mountains, Crater Lake and San Juan Islands. www.trektravel.com/trip/glacier-national-park-bike-tour/#overview

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COLORFUL TOTE KEEPS VALUABLES SECURE

Keep your valuables safe at the pool, picnic, or beach with CoolBag, an all-purpose tote with two padded handles, one which includes a security cable with heavy duty locking combination zipper. The 100 percent cotton canvas bag with PVC backing allows you to lock up valuables to lounge chairs and hammocks while you leave for a swim or a stroll. Register your combination on the CoolBag website to get a reminder e-mail if you ever forget it. A custom icepack (not included) slips in bottom pocket to keep snacks and beverages chilled. Measuring approximately 16 inches by 20 inches, there’s plenty of room for your towel, wallet, and summer reading materials. Available in six bright colors. $123; ice pack $14.95. www.coolbag.com

WATERPROOF PACKABLE BACKPACK

Be ready for your next trekking adventure with the new Matador Freerain24 Backpack. Designed to fold into its own small bag that fit in the palm of your hand, it unpacks into a 24-liter backpack with a waterproof main compartment and multiple pockets for easy-access storage. Ultra-lightweight (5.5 ounces), and made with puncture-resistant materials, the backpack sports breathable straps with adjustable top stabilizers for improved ergonomics. Simply toss in with your camping gear and pull out before summit or day-long hikes. $59.99. www.matadorup.com