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Valentine's Day activities, various locations and dates

Posted by Jen Clark Estes  January 28, 2013 08:45 AM

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with card-making, crafts and more at various locations in and around Boston.

Photo courtesy of ArtBeat

With Valentine's Day coming, love is in the air! There are plenty of opportunities to prepare for the holiday, with craft and card making galore, as well as special events on the big day itself. Here are some places that will help you get into the mood:

"Valentine's Craft for Kids," Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree. Thurs., Feb. 7, 3:45 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Free. Make a Valentine's Day craft to share with someone you love.

"Valentine Card Making Extravaganza," ArtBeat, 212A Mass. Ave., Arlington. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, noon - 5 p.m. All ages. $12. Choose from colorful cards, lace doilies, paper hearts, ribbon, confetti, and more to create the perfect card for someone special. Receive a free sand art heart valentine when you do a project in the studio anytime during the weekend.

"Family Art Together: Valentine Card Making Workshop," New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville. Sun., Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $10. Make your own creations using paper, photos, stamp patterns, and found objects. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

"Valentine's Day Creations," Children's Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $7.50. The colors red, pink and white will be featured in the studio, where you can make creative expressions of love.

"Curious George Visits for Valentine's Day," World's Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10 & 11 a.m., noon. Ages 2-6. Free. Celebrate with us by reading some stories and then making your very own Valentine's Day card to exchange with Curious George. RSVP required.

"Acton Family Network's Valentine's Day Party," Faith Evangelical Free Church, 54 Hosmer St., Acton. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. All ages. Non-members are $3 per child/$10 per family maximum. Music, games and crafts.

"Valentine's Day Card Making," Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. $11; members free. Valentine's Day craft, complete with hearts and glitter.

"Valentine's Day: Simply Engineered," Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Thurs., Feb. 14, 1:30 - 4:30. $11; members free. Use simple engineering and your creativity to make one of a kind Valentines to share with family and friends.

"Parents' Night Out: Valentine's Day," Children's Workshop, Waltham. Thurs., Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m. Free. All ages. Entertainment and snacks provided so parents can enjoy a night out on Valentine's Day. Open to the public; no enrollment in programs required. RSVP required by Feb. 7.

"The Stacey Peasley Band Valentine's Day Concert," Center for the Arts, Summer St., Natick. Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. Adults $10, Children $8. Wear red and bring those you love to sing, dance, and rock out to the award winning music of the Stacey Peasley Band.


Looking for some Valentine's Day card-making tips? Moms shows you how to make simple Valentine's Day cards with your kids using recycled materials and old artwork.

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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