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January 2019

Free Family Hike at the Arnold Arboretum: Evergreen!

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Families can enjoy nature any time of year! Take a walk and use a handlens to see the beauty of evergreen needles and cones.  You will be surprised at something you’ve never noticed before! Using microscopes indoors we will use the same tools that scientists use to learn about our world.

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INEQUALITY AND OUR WELL-BEING: Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, 6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Invite your Facebook friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/199542620990000/ Join the Jamaica Plain Forum to welcome globally recognized UK health leaders Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket will be speaking at the JP Forum about their new book, THE INNER LEVEL: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being. In 2009, Wilkinson and Picket revolutionized our understanding of economic inequality with their globally-recognized book, THE SPIRIT LEVEL: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. They are coming to Jamaica Plain on their…

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February 2019

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Franklin Park Zoo!

February 2 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, visit Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, February 2 for a special performance and zookeeper encounters! At 11:00 a.m., watch as the Imperial Lion Dance Team perform the Lion Dance in front of the Tropical Forest. The lion dance is a part of traditional Chinese folklore and culture, and is said to ward away evil spirits and summon luck and fortune.   2019 is the year of the pig and we’re celebrating Franklin Farm’s…

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Celebrate Little Joe’s 26th Birthday!

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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It’s Little Joe’s 26th birthday, and you’re invited to the party! The indoor gorilla exhibit at Franklin Park Zoo will be festively decorated and the gorillas will enjoy treats made especially for them. New this year, don’t miss Zookeeper Jake’s puppet show at 11:15 a.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Little Joe and enjoy cake from Montilio’s Baking Company, available first come, first serve.   After you’ve had your fill of cake,…

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The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful February School Vacation Week at Franklin Park Zoo

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 22, 2019

Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road
Boston, 02121
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Included with general Zoo admission

Discover the weird, wacky and wonderful world of nature at Franklin Park Zoo during February School Vacation week. From anteaters to fruit bats, giant African millipedes to pygmy hippos, the natural world is filled with incredible biodiversity. Be sure to check out our zookeeper chats throughout the day to learn more about some of the unusual animals that call Franklin Park Zoo home. Visit the craft table and let your silly side show!   On Monday, February 18, don’t miss…

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Step Inside and Snuggle Up – School Vacation Week Reading Event

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

STEP INSIDE AND SNUGGLE UP! Come and get cozy at the Loring Greenough House while stepping into the world of some classic children’s books! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series for kids of all ages (and their grown-ups) during school vacation week. Join us for an afternoon of picture book read-aloud of the book-of-the-day, make-and-take crafts, a free book exchange (for kids and adults), and delicious refreshments! Book – of – the – Day Schedule: Tuesday February…

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