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August is halfway over, and the kids will be back in the classroom before we know it! Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with these fun back-to-school events!

Wednesday, August 15

Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt at Legacy Place

Wednesday, August 15 :: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Legacy Place :: 680 Legacy Place, Dedham

Bring the kids and go on a scavenger hunt around the property while enjoying a number of fun events! Guests are encouraged to bring an item to donate to Cradles to Crayons. In exchange for their donation, children will receive a free backpack and a clue list for the scavenger hunt.

This event is geared toward children in Pre-K through 2nd grade, though older children are welcome. The event is free, but guests must register here.

Saturday, August 18

Back-to-School Child Safety Seat Inspections

Saturday, August 18 :: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

North Andover Fire Department :: 795 Chickering Road, North Andover

Make sure your most precious cargo is traveling safely! Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to assist with proper car seat installation, finding the correct car seat for your child’s weight and age, and checking to make sure your car seat is not affected by any safety recalls.

Thursday, August 23

Salvation Army Back-to-School Celebration at TD Garden

Reserved for Boston children demonstrating financial need

Children will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies while enjoying a fun time at the TD Garden! Shoot some hoops, take a shot at the Bruins goal, and be sure to stop at a number of educational booths, including information about anti-bullying, nutrition, exercise, dental care, and drug prevention awareness.

To register your children, please bring the following information to your local Salvation Army, or visit here for more information.

  • A valid government-issued picture ID
  • Current utility bill as proof of address
  • Birth certificate or school record of each child aged 5-17 in your household
  • Proof of financial need

Sunday, August 26

Harry Potter Back-to-School Party

Sunday, August 26 :: 2–4 p.m. :: $5 per person

An Unlikely Story :: 111 South Street, Plainville

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter at a magical back-to-school party! Magical games, a dueling club, and a pensive selfie station await your Hogwarts sendoff! Don’t forget to come dressed in your wizarding best — prizes will be awarded for fantastic costumes!

This event is best for ages 7 and up.

Monday, August 27

Back-to-School Movie Night

Monday, August 27 :: 7–10 p.m.

Sharon Recreation Department :: 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon

Movie to be announced. Bring a picnic dinner, and enjoy the outdoor movie!

Tuesday, August 28

Back To School With Mac :: Author Reading!

Tuesday, August 28 :: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Scituate Town Library :: 85 Branch Street, Scituate

Join local author Kim DiLoreto for a reading of her book “Back To School With Mac,” a fantastic tradition that helps kids get ready for school, especially if they have a few first-day jitters! After reading her book, Kim will show the children what it takes and who’s involved in publishing a book. This event is great for children 3–8 years old.

Saturday, September 1

Back 2 School Bash by HYPE Basketball Academy

Saturday, September 1 :: 12–6 p.m.

Mary Jane Lee Park :: 102 Congress Street, Salem

Join the HYPE Basketball Academy at its 2nd Annual Back 2 School Bash. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy games, face painting, bounce houses, food, music, and more! Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to children. Please visit for more information.

Back-to-School Night at Treetop Adventures

Saturday, September 1 :: 6 p.m. :: $39

Treetop Adventures :: 200 New Boston Drive, Canton

Teachers are welcome to climb for up to 3.5 hours for only $39 when they present their teacher ID!

Students aged 7–21 are welcome to climb for $39 with the donation of two school supplies (pencils, pens, notebooks, folders, markers, or lined paper, please). All donations will go to Cradles to Crayons.

Saturday, September 8

Back-to-School Bullying Seminar

September 8 :: 12–12:45 p.m.

South Shore Tae Kwon Do :: 342 Union Street, Rockland

In this free event, children ages 4 and up are helped to learn the mental and physical skills to deal with bullying behavior. For more information, please contact the studio at 781-308-4635 or [email protected].

Wednesday, September 12

Let’s Talk Lunch at STARR Yoga

Wednesday, September 12 :: 7–8:30 p.m. :: $35

STARR Yoga :: 339 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale

School is back in session, and that means we are all faced with a daunting question — what do we pack for lunch? Join Boston nutritionist Julie Starr as she guides participants through finding healthy and enjoyable alternatives to pack in your child’s lunch box! Everyone who participates will receive samples of some nutritional favorites.

*This is a virtual event that will be held using zoom conference calling. You will be sent a link prior to the event so you can log in to the meeting. The event will be recorded in case you cannot participate the evening it is held.


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Deanna Greenstein
Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at