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Music, Pottery and More in Concord This Week

A roundup of family events.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!

Best Bets for the Week:

Where/When: The Center for Performing Arts, 51 Walden St., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why Go: Introduce your entire family to the art of music as you enjoy a professional performance by the Concord Orchestra. All ages welcomed.

Pricing: Tickets $25/$20. Call 978-369-4967 or buy online

Where/When: Visitors Center, 915 Walden St., any day or night, Mon-Friday, 8 a.m. to sunset.

Why Go: Experience nature at its best at Walden Pond Reservation. Hike the area and listen to the birds sing and other animals come to life during this spring season!

Pricing: A year round parking fee of $5 per vehicle is assessed. Call 978-369-3254 with questions.

Where/When: Dabblers, 119 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, Thursday, 3- 4 p.m.

Why Go: With professional guidance your kids will learn how to make votive candles from colorful sheets of beeswax.

Pricing: $25 instructor fee for this specialty activity. To inquire further call 978-254-5798.

Where/When: Barefoot Books Studio, 89 Thoreau St., Sunday, 3 p.m.

Why Go: Join this local music maker in story time and interactive musical entertainment. Fun for all ages.

Pricing: Free, pre-registration recommended, 978-369-1770

Where/When: Books Studio, 89 Thoreau St., Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Why Go: A variety of themed activities ongoing. Animals, monsters and magicians, ballet, pirates and more!

Pricing: Free activities all day. Inquire about particular schedule of activities at 978-369-1770.

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