April School Vacation
The Discovery Museums
177 Main St, (978) 264-4200
When: Saturday, April 15
What: Join The Discovery Museum as they celebrate the birthday of painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, engineer, mathematician - and so much more - Leonardo da Vinci. They’ll explore the “science of art and the art of science” with hands-on activities inspired by da Vinci’s own experiments and work.
Addison Gallery of American Art
180 Main St, (978) 749-4015
When: April 13 – April 21 2017
What: The Addison’s permanent collection, now numbering more than 17,500 objects and continuing to grow, is reinstalled several times a year so audiences can experience anew the wealth of the holdings. The museum is committed to presenting a wide range of works, both well-known and lesser-known, each exhibition season for discovery and appreciation. This spring, the Addison presents a selection of paintings and sculpture spanning the 18th through 20th centuries, by artists including Thomas Eakins, Franz Kline, Hans Hofmann, Winslow Homer, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, and James McNeill Whistler.
Middlesex Community College
591 Springs Road, (781) 280-3669
When: April 18th - 21st
What: April Vacation Week Program for kids 10 - 12. Improve class is 9AM-21PM and 3D Printing is 2PM-4PM.
Chelmsford Center of the Arts
1A North Rd, (978) 250-3780
When: April 12, 2017 - 11:59 pm
What: Chelmsford TeleMedia presents Campbell's Comedy Corner at the CCA Cabaret Cafe
Minute Man Historical Park
Monument St, (978) 369-6993
When: April 15 2017
What: Have fun exploring Minute Man National Historical Park with your Junior Ranger Day Booklet to guide you. Take part in a variety of activities including story time, "Hat's Off!" in our Reader's Theater, and militia drill with wooden muskets. When you are finished, show your work to a Ranger to earn your new badge.
11 Wheeler Road (978) 369-4494
When: April 18 & April 20th
Menus, instruction and hands-on participation are geared for specific ages to make each class suitable & fun for the chefs-in-training!
• 3 - 4:30 in the farm stand kitchen
• $25.00 per student. Registration & prepayment required.
• These popular classes fill up quickly so sign up soon! Call 978.369.4494.
Tuesday, April 18, Grades 1 - 3
Sleepover Spread - Baking with the Pros
Make at night • Serve in the morning! Put these treats together, refrigerate overnight & pop in the oven for a tasty breakfast. Menu includes overnight oats, French toast & breakfast buns with chocolate chips. Perfect for sleepovers, Mom’s Day and busy mornings! Thursday, April 20, Grades 4 - 6
Cucina in Concord • Cooking with Kevin
In this hands on class, kids will make Italian classics - calzones, manicotti & pizza - custom created with a choice of toppings! Kids will take home what they have made.
53 Cambridge Turnpike, (978) 369-9763
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11AM - 4PM
What: Tuesday: Watch closely as fiber artist Laura Hacker demonstrates how the colonists made and used dyes to color their fabric. Then make a scented sachet to take home. Wednesday: Learn about April 19, 1775, the fateful first day of the American Revolution, and about the men and women who experienced and witnessed the battle. Become a revolutionary code breaker and take a closer look at a dispatch case used to hold messages during the American Revolution. Thursday: Dig into the past with a simulated archaeological test pit and learn more about how the colonists and Native Americans interacted before, during, and after the American Revolution. Friday: End the week with a bang and try your hand at tin-smithing like a historic tradesman! Saturday: Come play like a colonial kid! Learn about colonial games and toys and make a toy of your own to take home.
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
130 Waltham St, (781) 862-9696
When: April 13- 21
What: Metalworkers and Weavers Guilds
Pinot’s Palette Lexington
7A Meriam St, (781) 862-3200
When: April vacation week
What: All week they will have classes for children for the spring vacation. The price is $41 per child/ painter.
Indian Hill Music
36 King St, (978) 486-9524
When: April 20
What: Join them on the third Thursday of the month for free concerts featuring professional Indian Hill Music School faculty members and Orchestra of Indian Hill musicians performing a variety of music, from classical and jazz to Broadway and folk!
Arts League of Lowell
307 Market St, (978) 221-5018
When: April 18th at 7:00 pm
What: The Artist's' Working Group announces that
Denise Manseau will be the next guest artist in
its ongoing Speaker Series. Manseau will speak
and show slides on Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 at the
ALL Gallery, 307 Market Street in Lowell. The
lecture is free and open to all
Merrimack Repertory Theater
50 E Merrimack St, (978) 654-4678
When: April 16
What: For all life throws you between 18 and 28. Brookline Massachusetts, 2001: With graduation on the horizon, four high schoolers assemble for an epic hangout, laying bare their dreams for life ahead. Ten years later, they gather to do it all again—but find that in a world swept by change, friendship is hardly as simple as it once seemed. Their story boldly captures the joy and heartache of becoming a grownup in the America that no one saw coming.
New England Quilt Factory
18 Shattuck St, (978) 452-4207
When: April 13th - April 21st
What: The Crit Group: 30 Years and Still: Quilting On view through April 29, 2017
This exhibit of works by five artists in fiber is a unique insight into the relationships of a critique group. Judy Becker, Nancy Crasco, Sandy Donabed, Sylvia Einstein, and Carol Anne Grotrian have been meeting each month for thirty years to support and sustain each other as artists. Nancy Crasco states, “the focus of our gatherings is always about the work: assisting with aesthetic and construction concerns, sharing opportunities to exhibit, discussing current trends in fiber, and providing the impetus to continue creating.” All of the artists have gained national recognition and have exhibited widely in the United States and abroad.Each of the artists has a distinct style which is acknowledged and encouraged by the others. They agree that the scariest outcome of a critique group would be to have their works be similar. Each artist has a different source of motivation or inspiration and employs a unique manner of working.
47 Lee St, (978) 905-8123
When: April 19
What: Come by Lowell Makes on any given Wednesday from 6-9pm and check out what’s new – there’s always something new. See the ongoing development of the space, and what things members are working on. Come by for snacks and to share in the maker camaraderie!
Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Rd, (781) 259-8355
When: April 19
What: Art for April vacation! Drop-in anytime 1-3 pm Drop in for spraying, pouring, and printing with paint inspired by Expanding Abstraction. Designed for families with children ages 5–12, but all are welcome.
Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center
434 Main St, (978) 349-0000
When: April 17- April 21
What: On Monday night we have “Moon Bowl” where its $2 game of bowling, $2 shoe rental, and $2 food menu. It will be from 9pm to 11pm. Also on Monday Night they will hold 2 person team corn hole game at 7pm (Depending on weather). On Tuesday we have $12 Tuesdays which will feature unlimited bowling, bowling shoe rental, and all you can eat pizza. This will be held from 9 - 11pm. Also being held on Tuesday is 4 person team Bocce Ball. (Depending on weather). On Wednesday we have a Wednesday poker night at 7pm. It will be a $20 buffet and play. Also they will have another game of corn hole at 7pm (Depending on weather)
The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro Rd 978-392-0955
When: All week
What: Tuesdays: with your admission join a staff member for a brief slide show and Q and A, 2 pm. Wednesdays: All seniors 65+ get 10% off in the gift shop with a purchase of $15 or more. Thursdays: With paid admission, Storytime! 9.30 am, exhibits open at 10 am.