It’s going to be a berry fun weekend in MetroWest Boston

If your kids are like mine and can eat strawberries like they are Skittles, then check out a few “berry” fun ideas… If you are free on Saturday, think about spending it at Verrill Farm for their annual  Strawberry Festival. Get the hard stuff out of the way, like picking the strawberries when it opens at 11 am.  Then … Continue reading

Neponset Valley Sunrise Rotary Club Duck Races in Dedham – Sounds just Ducky!

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador It was several years ago – hmm, maybe it was just last year (I can’t remember much these days let alone when things occurred!) – when the girls and I went to the Bullfinch’s 7th annual Duck Races for the UMass Memorial Foundation Inc (which was created for a 3-yr … Continue reading

Father’s Day Plans for your South Shore Dads

Posted by Karly, Ziptivity’s South Shore Community Ambassador I’m going to take you back to Mother’s Day – simply because the counterpart to that holiday is coming up!  My husband always has a great idea for my special day – and although I come up with some good things for his special day, it’s sometimes … Continue reading

Family fitness + philanthropy = fun this weekend in MetroWest Boston

As an avid “fitness” person (yes, I taught aerobics in the 90’s complete with a microphone and leg warmers), I love events that I can take my crew, knowing they are having fun and we are all getting  some exercise. The bonus?  Raising money for meaningful causes.  This weekend, there are a few great opportunities … Continue reading

Sharing the Meaning of Memorial Day with Young and Old Alike

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador Every holiday, I feel like I’m struggling to teach my children the true meaning of the celebration amid the candy displays, gift expectations, cheesy decorations, and holiday sales. Memorial Day is no different – my kids probably think of it as just a day off from school, … Continue reading

Mother’s Day on the North Shore

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador Celebrate Mama all weekend long! My Mom and I have made it a tradition to kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a shopping spree at the annual Mother’s Day Weekend warehouse sale at the Viola Lovely: Annual Warehouse Sale!  The sale takes place at the Wenham Museum (in the back room) … Continue reading

Top ten reasons to stay home on the North Shore this April vacation

Posted by Ann, Ziptivity’s North Shore Community Ambassador HERE ARE THE TOP TEN REASONS TO STAY HOME THIS APRIL VACATION: 1. Joppa Flats: April Vacation Week Flyby, Newburyport: Audience: Family (suitable for children ages 2 – 12 yrs) Fee: Adults $0, Children $4.00m/ $7.00nm The April vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while … Continue reading

Envirofest 2011 at the Clay Center in Brookline

Posted by Tara, Ziptivity’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador It’s time for spring cleaning and greening! This Sunday afternoon (3-5pm), load up your EV or Hybrid with old electronics and burned-out CFL bulbs for free recycling. Throw in a couple of bags of gently worn clothing for donating to the Big Brother – Big Sister Foundation. … Continue reading

Henry Allen Theatreworks: No better man for the job

Contributed by Ann,’s North Shore Community Ambassador “I met the most amazing man today…”, I told my husband one night last week.  Silence. I went on (quickly) to explain my meeting Henry Allen, actor, activist, and founder of the newly opened Henry Allen TheatreWorks in Gloucester.  I really only had about 15 minutes to talk … Continue reading

Benefit Kamishibai Performance offers Lessons in Japanese Culture and Global Citizenship for Kids

Contributed by Tara,’s Metro Boston Community Ambassador This Saturday, you can help the people of Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami – while giving your kids a lesson in global citizenship – at a Benefit Kamishibai Performance at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington. Kamishibai (kah-mee-she-bye), which means “paper story,” … Continue reading