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What’s sprouting in Boston this weekend

Brought to you by Kim Foley MacKinnon, author of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents and editor of

Friday, October 22 – Annie

The sun will come out tomorrow for everyone’s favorite orphan in this classic musical. Wheelock opens its 30th season with this heartwarming tale based on the comic strip. If your child has never seen the show live, or even if they have, you won’ t want them to miss this version.Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Jamaica Plain (617-879-2000). Oct. 22-Nov. 21. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Saturday, October 23 – 12th Annual Classical Cartoon Festival
Remember Bugs Bunny coaxing flowers from the head of a frantic Elmer Fudd in Rabbit of Seville? How about Elmer’ s rousing rendition of ” Kill the Wabbit” in What’ s Opera, Doc? Don’ t miss these Warner Brothers cartoons on a giant screen set to classical music.There will also be live performances, storytellers, an instrument petting zoo and more. Symphony Hall, 3010 Commonwealth Ave. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24 – HalloweenFest
The Prudential Center is the setting for a weekend-long festival for kids, with facepainting, pumpkin-decorating, music, a ball pit and costumed characters abounding. On Sunday only, kids can trick or treat at stores during the PRU BOO from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Prudential Center, Boston. Sat., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, October 24 – Ben Rudnick & Friends 10th Anniversary Concert
Family favorite music entertainer Ben Rudnick & Friends is celebrating 10 years of music. Join him and some special guests at what will no doubt be a lively show. Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington (781-646-4849). Sun., 1 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Kids’ Trails Days
Go on a treasure hunt using GPS or written clues, get stamps then enjoy some refreshments. Kids will love exploring the woods and collecting the stamps.Longfellow Pond, Oakland St., Wellesley (781-237-5184). Sun., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Visit the website for the full schedule.

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