Upcoming Fun Events in the Merrimack Valley

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If you’re looking for events to enjoy in the Merrimack Valley this winter, you’re in luck! The area has a number of fun and interesting places to visit, offering something for everyone. Below are just some of the upcoming events to attend this January:

Kitchen Chemistry: Mix it Up

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Date: January 6, 2023 

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


A dash of this and a sprinkle of that. A pinch of that and a smidge of this. Discover the wonders of chemistry as you and your child tinker with common household ingredients. Will you design a powerful potion or a glob of gummy goop? Either way, we’ll have fun mixing up some experiments, observing chemical reactions, and making creative concoctions!


Liberty and Loyalty: Embroidered Coats of Arms in an Age of Revolution

Address: 200 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA 01742

Date: January 10, 2023 

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Register here.

The Concord Museum will be hosting Erica Lome, PhD, Associate Curator at Historic New England, who will use the needlework of Mary Jones of Weston, Massachusetts as a starting point to survey the history of embroidered coats of arms worked in Boston in the late eighteenth century. More than an accomplishment of a genteel education, heraldic needlework was created by young women to document their family genealogy, a practice that endured through war, exile, and independence. Register today to save your spot and hear more stories about needlework, women, family, and legacy in an age of Revolution. 


Small Acts, Big Impacts: A Day of Service

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Date: January 16, 2023 

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a designated National Day of Service, to encourage all Americans to volunteer within their communities and honor the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader. Join the Discovery Museum as they engage in small acts of service to benefit their neighbors.

Make a Welcome Card and help collect “Friendship Basket” supplies to support the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants in Massachusetts. Also, Friendship Baskets are given to elderly or families with young children as a way to help them receive supplies that might otherwise cause a financial burden while also welcoming them into their new community. 

For the full list of requested supplies for the Friendship Basket and to register click here.   


Black Women in Science: Geosciences and Natural Hazards

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

Date: January 28, 2023 

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Join the Discovery Museum for an exciting new program series that honors the contributions of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. In this program, they will host a virtual meet-and-greet with Tempestt Morgan to learn about her work studying geosciences, and eventually natural disasters and disaster management. From 1:00pm to 1:30pm, hear Tempestt share her personal journey as a young Black woman in science, and ask her questions about why she finds science cool and exciting. Then, try some hands-on activities inspired by different areas of Tempestt’s work, to include how geologic and hydrologic natural hazards impact our lives.


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