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LEGO Holiday Bricktacular Every Weekend in Dec. at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston celebrates the holiday season all month long with our annual Holiday Bricktacular events held every weekend in December starting Sat. Dec. 3rd. Plus special Holiday hours on Christmas Eve - open 10 am to 6 pm and Christmas Day – open 11 am to 7 pm.Celebrate the magic of the season with our Winter Wonderland Activities including: • Winter Wonderland Creative Challenge where you can design your own LEGO® creation to add to the winter landscape• Festive Big Build helping us decorate a large LEGO® gingerbread house• Holiday Village Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND® - complete the scavenger hunt and enter to win a prize!• LEGO® Mailbox where you can ask the Master Builder a holiday themed question and send your letter through our special LEGO® mailboxLEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is open daily and advance tickets are suggested to guarantee admission and can be purchased online at www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/boston

When: Dec 3, 2016 12am in Somerville, MA
Cost: $14.95 - $29.95Children age 2 and under are FREE!

"KERPLUNK!"

KERPLUNK!: Family Improv Show With Space Pirates, Talking Dogs & More

Are your kids feeling imaginative? Well, grab your family and come on out to flex those creative muscles at Kerplunk!, where each show is a unique musical adventure created from audience suggestions. Whether it's filled with space pirates, talking dogs or trees that like to wrap people up in hugs, every performance is based on fresh ideas from the crowd, so no two shows are the same at the Rockwell in Somerville.

When: Dec 3, 2016 11am in Somerville, MA
Cost: COMP - $5

Vernon Street Open Studios

Location: 6 & 20 Vernon Street Somerville, MA 02145Date: December 3 & 4, 2016(Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm) On December 3 & 4, Vernon Street Studios will host their annual open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event). Each year, the artists of 6 & 20 Vernon Street welcome the public into their work spaces, a community well known throughout the area for the quality of their work. During this showcase for the arts, mid-career and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of fine art styles and craft media – including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture, and ceramics – will exhibit and sell their work ….just in time for the holiday season. Located in an historic 19th century brick industrial building, Vernon Street was one of the first group of artists in the Greater Boston area to open their studios to the public in 1974. The Open Studios event allows attendees to learn about the creative process, interact with artists in the spaces where they create, purchase original artwork, and discover new talent.Also, in the spirit of giving and good will, Vernon Street Studios would like to encourage participants to bring a contribution to the open studios’ canned food drive, benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition! It’s easy-- just bring a can or two of food to the event. Drop-off will be at designated locations in 6 & 20 Vernon Street the day of the event. The following are the items most in need:Canned TomatoesLow Sugar Cereal JuicePeanut butterDried RiceCanned TunaKids SnacksDried BeansPersonal ItemsThe studios are located in the Rogers Foam facility, which is comprised of two buildings on the corner of Central and Vernon Streets. Parking is available in the large lot behind the buildings.

When: Dec 3, 2016 12pm to Dec 3, 2016 6pm in Somerville, MA

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About Somerville, MA
Somerville Massachusetts is located just northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. The easy access to Boston and Cambridge by public transportation and it's great parks and neighborhoods, makes Somerville a perfect choice to settle down and call home. Search local Somerville homes for sale and join the local community.

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals, college students and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles of residential homes and commercial properties.

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!