August 24: FREE Fun Friday, FREE admission all day for all, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Buttonwood Park Zoo, MASS MoCA, Heritage Museums & Garden, Cape Cod Children's Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, The Old Manse, Emily Dickinson Museum, Hull Life Savings Museum, Museum of African American History FREE.
August 24: Books and Blooms, 10 a.m., storytime and craft, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, FREE.
August 24-25: Chicopee Downtown Get Down, starts Friday a noon, see link for schedule, live entertainment, bike rodeo, 5K road race, kids' activities, crafts, vendors, food, Downtown Chicopee, intersection of Exchange, Center and Springfield streets, FREE admission.
August 24: Create Recycled Paper Chickens, 1-6 p.m., drop in any time, all ages welcome, collaborative art project with a visiting artist, Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., Sunderland, FREE.
August 24-25: Westfield Food Fest, starts Friday at 5 p.m., see link for schedule, food, live music, car show, kids' activities, Elm Street, Westfield, FREE admission.
August 24 Madagascar 3 Outdoor Movie Screening, 8 p.m., BYO chairs or blanket, popcorn and snacks provided, Living Hope Church, 267 College Highway, Southwick, FREE.
August 25: Springfield Public Schools Back to School Celebration, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., FREE backpacks with school supplies, entertainment, BBQ lunch, Springfield Public School staff meet and greet, Blunt Park, Roosevelt Street, Springfield, FREE for Springfield Public School students and their families.
August 25: Yoga Storytime, 10 a.m., music, snacks, craft, BYO stuffed animal to practice yoga too, Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton, FREE.
August 25: Bushnell Carousel Turns 104, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., family entertainment, birthday cake, FREE rides all day, face painting, train rides, magicians, balloon twisters, character performers, Bushnell Park, 1 Jewell St., Hartford, CT, FREE.
August 25: Monarch Butterfly Story Walk, 1 p.m., learn about the migratory journey, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, FREE.
August 25: Tropical Pain Reveal Art, 1-3 p.m., for ages 3 and up, purchase the canvas and all other supplies to complete the project are provided, all Michael's Craft stores. Admission: cost of canvas.
August 26: Holyoke Merry Go Round 25th Birthday Celebration, noon-4 p.m., music, face painting, $.25 carousel rides, Holyoke Merry Go Round, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke.