Wednesday: Fun on Wheels
The Carousel Family Fun Center in Whitman is back in business, opening its roller skating rink to the public for the first time since quarantine began. Admission is $10, including skate rentals. But plan ahead — tickets must be purchased in advance and are capped at 100 people to allow for adequate social distancing. 6-9 p.m. carouselskate.com
Monday: Behind the Curtain
Peek into the mind of a dramatist during Playwriting Deconstructed — The Process of Writing for the Stage. Led by playwright and Marblehead Little Theatre board member Anne Lucas, this hourlong online forum will cover everything from sharp character development to basic dramatic structure. 7 p.m. Free. Register at mltlive.com.
Wednesday: Gender Roles
Join a tour of Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America, one of the newest exhibitions at Phillips Academy Andover’s Addison Gallery of American Art. Curator Gordon Wilkins will lead this virtual exploration of the evolving notion of what it meant to be a man in 19th- and early-20th-century America. 1 p.m. Free. Reserve your spot at addison.andover.edu.
Friday: Bedtime Story
Tuck your children into bed to the sound of Jamie Michalak reading her latest picture book, Frank and Bean. This funny tale follows the wacky misadventures of a quiet hot dog and his rowdy legume friend. Wellesley Books hosts the free reading at 7 p.m. wellesleybooks.com
Saturday: Trail Tales
Bring the kids to Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough for Summer StoryWalk on the Trails. One of the farm’s trails will be dotted with stakes featuring laminated pages from a children’s book. Stroll beneath a canopy of trees as you search for the next page in the story. Offered daily in July. Free; open from dawn until dusk. thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/
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