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November 2019

24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 7 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132 United States
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Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Time: 6-9pm Place: Our Lady of the Annunciation Church 7 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury, MA Description: Over 20 food and beverage stations. live music, entertainment, kids activities, silent auction, fun for the whole family! Cash bar w/$5 drinks for 21+ Price: Admission: $45 adults; $35 seniors (62+) & students (w/ID) $15 children 6-16; Free ages 5 & under To purchase tickets: eventbrite.com (search esac) Reason: ESAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting…

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Friendsgiving at Franklin Park Zoo

November 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Whether it’s finding food or protecting one another, many of the animals that live at Franklin Park Zoo depend on their unique family dynamics to survive. Did you know prairie dogs have unique “barks” to warn their colony of predators, or that ring-tailed lemurs keep their tails raised like flags to keep group members together when traveling? Discover more about these special relationships as we celebrate Friendsgiving at the Zoo! Watch as animals receive festive enrichment, and learn more about…

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Family Hike: Get Ready For Winter!

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children's Education Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll learn how Arboretum animals get ready for winter. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and make a winter home for your favorite animal! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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Celebrate World Anteater Day at Franklin Park Zoo

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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In celebration of World Anteater Day, visit Jockamo, the giant anteater at his exhibit inside Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest on November 23! Did you know that giant anteaters have a 2-foot-long tongue that allows them to eat up to 35,000 insects per day? Learn more about anteaters during scheduled animal encounters. There will also be crafts and activities for the kids, and an education station all about anteaters. Giant anteaters are terrestrial mammals that live in moist tropical forests,…

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Enjoy the day after Thanksgiving at Franklin Park Zoo

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 29 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving. Spend a memorable day with family and friends while discovering all of the incredible animals at each Zoo. Visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will see western lowland gorillas, lions, ring-tailed lemurs, red pandas and more, while at Stone Zoo be sure to look for black bears, snow leopards, North…

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December 2019

Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library Holiday Book Sale

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

A great way to start off your holiday shopping while also supporting the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  We will offer gently used books and DVDs all with bargain rates (all items just $1 or $2).  Books for all ages and in every genre. Book dealers please note - we ask that you do not use scanners at this December book sale.

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The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan and Santa Visit Franklin Park Zoo

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is coming to Franklin Park Zoo! Look for the festive truck as it brings Santa to the Zoo on Saturday, December 14. Guests will be able to meet and take a free family photo with Santa between 11:00 and 2:00 p.m. Warm up inside the Tropical Forest building as you watch some of the animals receive festive enrichment. There will also be a fun craft to take home and an activity at the education station.

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Family Hike: Short Days, Long Nights

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Nancy Sableski, Manager of Children's Education Sunday, December 15, 2:00-3:30pm Families need nature at all times of the year! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We’ll make paper chickadees and go on a StoryWalk to learn how a little bird can bring back the Sun! Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten. In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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