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West Acton Village Oktoberfest!
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

West Acton Village Oktoberfest!

OKTOBERFEST returns to West Acton Village on Saturday, September 29th! In addition to sidewalk sales throughout the village, all variety of vendors will be set up in Gardner Field on Rte 111/Mass Ave, across from the Villageworks.

Marx Running is hosting at 5K road race at 9am, and then festivities begin at 10am. Live bands will be playing all day long, including special performances from groups like Theatre III. Bounce house and playground available for younger kids. Food and drink will be provided from local favorites such as Legend Cafe, Orange Door Kitchen, and New London Pizza. This year TrueWest will be hosting a Beer Tent (over 21 only), where they will be selling beer along with Pony Shack Cider with some lawn games. 

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The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!
Mar
18
3:30 PM15:30

The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present The Stupendous Mr. Magichead in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer from True West.  If you are feeling hungry, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About The Stupendous Mr. Magichead
Hilarious, high-energy kid's entertainer The Stupendous Mr. Magichead, performing exclusively for children since 1997!  Appearing (and disappearing) to rave reviews at thousands boffo family & children's magic shows to date, Mr. Magichead has achieved master status among kid's entertainers. Aimed at children aged 3-10 and their families, Mr. Magichead's wild & wacky magic show combining physical comedy, and quickly-paced fresh original trickery.

TICKETS
ABFN Members: $5/pp - Must Reserve in Advance with ABFN via BigTent to get discount!  Discounted tickets are limited, so order today.  Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

Non-Members General Admission: $10/pp - Purchase online at EVENTBRITE.

PLEASE NOTE: These events can sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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ABFN Pictures with Santa!
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

ABFN Pictures with Santa!

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus is making a return appearance to the Gallery at Villageworks! With a donation for the Acton Food Pantry (see list of most needed items below), your little ones, or family, can get a picture taken with Santa. This members-only event is our way of giving back to our members while simultaneously giving back to our community. 

Kids will also have the chance to help decorate placemats for the Community Supper's Christmas dinner.

Families will be assigned a designated time based on order of RSVP. Photos will be delivered electronically approximately one week after the event. We're pleased to be able to host 40 families for this event; please RSVP for one regardless of family size.

Most needed items at the food pantry are diapers, wipes, cereal, and 100% juices.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our third annual Pictures with Santa!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ACTON-BOXBOROUGH FAMILY NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY. ABFN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS FROM ACTON, BOXBOROUGH, AND ALL SURROUNDING TOWNS!  TO JOIN ABFN, PLEASE VISIT: http://abfamily.org.

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Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!
Nov
5
3:30 PM15:30

Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Jenny the Juggler in The Gallery! Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West. If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About Jenny
Jenny the Juggler is honored to be Boston’s Best (“and ONLY!”) Female Professional Juggler since 1997, transforming events into fabulous experiences with unforgettable memories for Kids “AND People!”

One of the top professional jugglers in New England, Jenny the Juggler is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughs with her fabulous variety show. Featuring her spectacular face painting, impressive balloon creations, and of course, the awe-inspiring juggling, this witty show is ideal for audiences of all ages.

ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today!

Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW ON EVENTBRITE!
ABFN Members: $5 in advance / $7 at door
Non-Members: $8 in advance / $10 at door
PLEASE NOTE: These events sell out and we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Order tickets in advance to reserve space for your family!

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Acton-Boxborough Family Network's Kid Disco!
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Acton-Boxborough Family Network's Kid Disco!

Grab the kiddos and your dancing shoes . . . It's a Kid Disco in West Acton!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Kid Disco Night in The Gallery! Bring your kids to takeover the dancefloor with DJ Dazza, while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West. The Gallery will be transformed into a kid-friendly colorful disco party. We'll have a designated dance area, surrounded by lounge-style tables, so you can relax while keeping an eye on your kiddos out there bustin' a move.

If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

Tickets & Info

Preschool through 6th Grade - $8 general Admission / $5 for ABFN Members.  
PLEASE NOTE: All children in attendance must be supervised by an adult.  This is not a drop-off event.  

Adults - FREE (Must attend with at least 1 child)

Purchase your tickets now on Eventbrite!  ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today! Interested in becoming an ABFN memeber? Go to www.abfamily.org to join!

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Celebrate Thoreau with Friends of the Acton Libraries
Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrate Thoreau with Friends of the Acton Libraries

To mark the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau, CELEBRATE THOREAU is presented by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. This event aims to highlight Thoreau's writings and foster an appreciation for outdoor living. There will be a mixture of academic and social activities for heritage fans, and families. 

This is a free entry event being held at the Gallery at Villageworks. Thanks also to True West for their support. The Friends of the Acton Libraries are a non-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to the support of Acton's 9 (!) libraries.

Program;
“Why Walden!” - speaker Carol Domblewski, Friends of the Acton Libraries
"Acton In The Time of Thoreau" - speaker Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society
Oyster Shucking Demonstration led by Twin Seafoods
Axe Sharpening Demonstration - TBA
Open Mic' - pick a reading from Cape Cod, Maine Woods, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, or bring a favourite passage.

Activities;
WALDEN The Video Game
Lego 'build a cabin' - deliberately!
Cider donuts
True West beer
Pic-a-prize raffle
More...

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Jeff Jam Live!
Jun
4
3:30 PM15:30

Jeff Jam Live!

Jeff Jam is coming to West Acton!

The Acton-Boxborough Family NetworkTrue West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present Jeff Jam in concert!  Bring your kids for the show while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West.  If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.

About Jeff Jam

Jeff Jam is a friendly, goofy guy who sings and performs songs for children of all ages. He travels all over Massachusetts, New England, and the world with his acoustic guitar, bringing songs and smiles to children everywhere.

Born in Massachusetts, Jeff Jam grew up watching Sesame Street, reading Dr. Seuss, and listening to The Beatles. Three of his favorite things are books, music and baseball. When he gets to sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame in a library, Jeff Jam is in heaven.

Jeff Jam is a certified Music Together ® teacher, and leads music classes in Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, and Belmont. He has five CDs of music available, including his latest, Snores, a collection of quiet songs for lullaby time. -JeffJam.com

ABFN members, please visit BigTent to access your ticket promo code. There is a limited number of discounted tickets available, so order today! 

Interested in becoming an ABFN member? Go to www.abfamily.org to join!

Tickets: $8 general admission / $5 for ABFN Members
Tickets Available on-line HERE

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Puppets in The Gallery - SOLD OUT!
Mar
19
3:30 PM15:30

Puppets in The Gallery - SOLD OUT!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  Miss your chance for tickets?  More family-focused events are in the works!

The Puppets Take West Acton!  The Acton-Boxborough Family Network, True West Brewery, and West Acton Villageworks are pleased to present two family classics from Drawbridge Puppet Theater: The Three Little Pigs and Chicken Little.  Bring your kids for the puppets while you enjoy a locally-made craft beer and family-friendly concessions from True West.  If you are hungry for more than snacks, present your tickets at True West before or after the show (same day only) and receive 10% off your meal.  

ABFN members, reserve your tickets on BigTent!  
Interested in joining ABFN? Go to www.abfamily.org to join today!

Tickets: $8 general admission / $4 for ABFN Members
Non-ABFN Members: Order your tickets at https://puppetsinthegallery.eventbrite.com

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Stories on the Wind
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Stories on the Wind

“Kemp Harris is a thief, a tease and a heartbreaker. Plus, knows too much. And it’s all right there when he sings. Beautifully there.”  — Tom Ashbrook (host of On Point, NPR)

“Stories on the Wind,” presented by Kemp Harris, keeps the oral tradition of "telling" alive. Kemp is a composer, musician, children’s author, and actor who has been performing in the region for decades. Most important, for nearly 40 years, Kemp has been “performing” as a kindergarten teacher in Boston's burbs. The man knows how to tell a story and how to keep children — and their parents — engaged.

Kemp has performed as a storyteller and musician at festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Kemp’s program includes developmentally appropriate stories that incorporate music and audience participation. This event, designed for pre-schoolers on up, brings a mix of familiar stories, African folktales, and Kemp Harris originals to life in an informal and energetic setting. The program is designed to be an engaging, interactive experience for the whole family.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, WGBH public television, and the soundtrack for the documentary, “An Unreasonable Man,” about the life and career of Ralph Nader.

While perhaps best known as a singer and piano player, Harris is one of those rare artists who demonstrates a gift for any expressive form he touches. 

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS
Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door

Purchase three tickets, get one free.
Beverages and snacks are available at Acton Coffee House connected to The Gallery.

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