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Coloring Fun

Grab your crayons

Calling all kids who love to stay inside the lines! Join artists Liz Capen and Everley St. Peter for a Family Coloring Night with the Bennington Book Shop from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at the South Street Cafe in Bennington, Vt.

southstreetcafe.com/events

Beach Party

Take a trip to the beach

Do you want to build a sand castle? Have fun with the kids at the 18th annual Eagle Street Beach Party in North Adams, Mass., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15. Later, adults can sip some margaritas at the "Evening Fiesta" from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sweet Treat

Make your own candy bar

Play Willy Wonka for a day at the 'Make Your Own Candy Bar' event at the Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington, Vt. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, combine your favorite ingredients and send them through the cooling tunnel. Yum!

villagepeddlervt.com

Kids can too!

Bang on a can with the kids

Give your little percussionists some inspiration. The whole family can play along with Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival faculty and fellows during a hands-on workshop in Mass MoCA's Club B 10 at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.

Massmoca.org

Pierogi & More

A Polish feast fit for everyone

Kapusta, golumbki, and pierogi are just a few of the Polish foods you can enjoy at the 50th annual Polish Picnic at St. Joseph's Church in Pittsfield, Mass., from noon to 6 p.m., on Sunday, July 17. Bring your appetite and dancing shoes.

stjoepittsfield.com

Laugh along

Go Medieval

Medieval comedy, music, juggling, prop comedy and stage magic ... What more could you ask for? Laugh along with Alex the Jester during his visit to the Milne Public Library in Williamstown, Mass., from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 20.

milnelibrary.org

String Friends

Hang out with the three pigs

Will the Big Bad Wolf prevail? Take the kids to a one-hour show by the Robbins-Zust Marionettes Family Theater at St. Paul's Church in Stockbridge, Mass., at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.

robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com


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