Get Out: Baseball, Bike Parade and Park Poetry
Get out to celebrate Brookline parks in literature or by bike, or spend a day playing ball for charity.
When/Where: Showings on Saturday and Sunday, at 1 and 3 p.m., at Puppet Showplace Theatre.
Why: Will Little Red be able to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf, deliver goodies to, and save, her grandmother? You will have to stop by the Theatre and find out when WonderSpark Puppets brings the show to life.
Pricing: $10 for tickets.
When/Where: Starts at 8 a.m., Boston Athlectic Club (653 Summer St)
Why: If you build it, they will probably come. The Boston Athletic Club and Joslin Diabetes center host the games, which will benefir diabetes research. The tournament was created and is organized by Boston Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald and his wife Leigh Anne, whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8. All proceeds go to finding a cure.
When/Where: 1 p.m., Saturday at Fenway Park (4 Yawkey Way)
Why: Support the Brookline Community Mental Health Center's Kids' Fund, and spend the day at Fenway. With a slew of activities, including batting cages, a tour, photos with Wally and the World Series trophy, and live entertainment. Then, send the kids home, and stick around from 6 to 10 p.m. for an elegant, adult Evening of Thanks.
Pricing: $25.00 (while tickets last)
When/Where: Griggs Park, 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Why: Meet poet Judith Steingbergh and let the willows in Griggs Park be your muse. Spend an hour writing, drawing, and exploring the arts with the first Brookline Poet Laureate.
Pricing: Free, bring picnic blankets, pens and papers.
When/Where: 11:30 a.m., Sunday, starting at Amory Playground,
Why: The annual parade which celebrates biking and the parks of Brookline kicks off this weekend, and then travels up and down Beacon Street. There may be some delays for those in cars. It's recommended for cyclists 8 and up, anyone who can ride 8 mph on hilly terrain. Although for anyone else, there is a kids' parade planned for roughly the same time.
Pricing: Free, bring your own bike.