Monday, August 26, 2013

JCC Magic Ark Shows!!!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the JCC in Newton to offer discounts to members on their Magic Ark Shows! Below you will find pricing information, dates, show descriptions, and targeted age ranges. Save the dates!!! All shows are held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.

Tickets available online at or by calling 617-558-6486 or 866-811-4111
Parent talk members are eligible for a $3 per ticket discount – use the code PARENT TALK when purchasing online to receive the discount
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical
Monday, November 11, 2013 (11am and 1pm)
Ages 3+ with adult
“Spirited, energetic and hilarious for all generations!” – Time Out New York
Come on down to Bear Country! Based on the beloved series of children’s books by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids and parents will treasure for years to come.
Cost: $13
The Teacher From The Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks
A Theatreworks USA Musical Presentation
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 (1pm and 3pm)
Ages 4+ with adult
A sparkling revue of mini-musicals  based on nine favorite books for young readers including Lilly’s Purple Purse,  Anansi the Spider Gives Stories to the WorldThe Grasshopper and the Ant, Chrysanthemum, Dogzilla, I Want My Hat Back, Grumpy Bird, Teacher from the Black Lagoon, and Love Splat, Splat the Cat. This fun and fantastical show is delightfully adapted for the stage by Theatreworks USA.
Cost: $13
The Jason Bishop Magic Show
Monday, January 20th, 2014 (11am and 1pm)
Ages 5+ with adult
Jason Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist whose breathtaking show features stunning and original state of the art magic, mesmerizing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and “close-up” magic projected onto a huge movie screen. Don’t miss this highly entertaining and truly magical show.
Cost: $13

Henry and Mudge 
A Theatreworks USA musical presentation
Sunday, February 9th, 2014 (1pm and 3pm)
Ages 4+ with adult
Moving from the city to a new home in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood!  Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound, slobbery canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures. Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this exuberant musical based on Cynthia Rylant’s best-selling books.
Cost: $13
Josh Casey Comedy and Juggling Show
Monday, February 17th, 2014  (11am and 1pm)
Ages 4+ with adult
Josh Casey brings together a hilarious combination of comedy and skills. Funny stunts, juggling, jokes and audience participation are all part of the experience. Featuring an array of the unusual – from catching a guitar with his face to performing slick juggling moves on a gigantic pogo stick and spinning balls with the audience.  Josh always keeps it surprising, fresh and most of all fun!

Cost: $13

Boston Jewish Music Festival Family Concert
Mama Doni Purim Bash
Sunday, March 9, 2014 (1pm)
Ages 2+ with adult
In the spirit of outrageous Purim fun, Mama Doni’s show will be filled to the brim with dancing, sing-alongs and a costume parade where kids can strut their stuff. Don’t miss this festive, high-energy and interactive family rock concert with a Jewish twist.
Presented in collaboration with the PJ Library

Cost: $13

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & other Eric Carle stories
A Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presentation
Sunday, March 23, 2014 (11am and 1pm)
Ages 2+ with adult
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's award-winning performance features spectacular black light puppetry and brings to life three of Eric Carle classic and timeless stories. This stunning production includes the story of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of LITTLE CLOUD’s travels through the sky; and THE MIXED-UP CHAMELEON’s discovery of his own unique nature. These whimsical stories enchant and delight both young and old and provide a new generation with an entry into the world of live theatre and music.
Cost: $13

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A annual summer tradition~ Flicks on the Field this Saturday night

It may be nearing the end of the summer, but there is one more thing to check off your bucket list. The annual Flicks on the Field under the light of the moon will be this Saturday, August 24th. The weather is looking great for a beautiful night to watch Madagascar 3. (Rain date is Sunday, August 25th.)

The festivities kick off at 6:30 pm. Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase or avoid the lines and pack a picnic dinner. There will be activities for the little kids to get their wiggles out before the movie begins at 7:45. Remember to pack a lawn blanket, a cozy sweatshirt and bug spray. If you've been to Flicks before, please share some of your tips in the comment section below. 

All families are asked to bring an item to donate to the Needham Community Council Food Pantry. Items most needed are listed at

Additional information available on the Parent Talk Flicks page.

Written by Emily Roach 

Parent Talk Discounts: Preparing for Fall!

By Caitlin Moran

Here are the latest featured Parent Talk Discounts! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE!!!!! You have paid your dues – now get the reward!

*NEW* Cultural Care Au Pair is happy to offer Parent Talk families a waived application fee with promo code PCMGEO2013. Families can apply for free to review hundreds of available au pair candidates. Cultural Care au pair is the largest provider of au pair services in Massachusetts and families enjoy the flexibility and affordability of the program. The au pair program is regulated by the Department of State. The average cost of hosting an au pair is approximately $365 per week for up to 45 hours of week of care – and that’s per family, not per child. If you have any questions regarding the program or getting started, Caitlin Moran would be happy to help,

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A Fine Dance Studio - One-time 10% off tuition

If you visit the Member Discounts page by clicking here, you can view all of the discounts, or search by category (fitness, activities/classes, home, clothing, food, retail, sitters/au pairs, spa/hair, photography, tutoring, pets, and other). This should make it easier to find what you are looking for! Happy searching!

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