Whether you're hiding inside from the heat or venturing out for some fun, there's plenty to do in the next week for the whole family. You can listen to music, visit the zoo, go to the circus or have breakfast at a barnyard.
Free Fun Friday at Franklin
Where/When: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA; Friday, July 22.
Why Go: Enjoy the day at the zoo with your family for free.
Narragansett Stories of my Grandmother
Where/When: Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave, East Providence; Tuesday, July 26, at 2 pm.
Why Go: Come enjoy a film, stories, music and history about the native culture of the Narragansett people.
Toe Jam Puppet Band!
Where/When: Slater Memorial Park, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket; Tuesday, July 26, at 6 pm.
Why Go: Bring the kids to interact with this great show. The whole family will be singing and dancing along to all the great music.
Where/When: Washington County Fairgrounds, Route 112, Richmond, RI; June 25-26 at 1 and 6 pm.
Why Go: This youth circus will dazzle everyone with talent and trapeze tricks of all kinds but not without all the other circus wonders as well.
Pricing: $19 adults, $17 kids
Story Hour at Barrington Books
Where/When: Barrington Books, 280 County Road, Barrington, RI; Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Why Go: Author Anika Denise will read a great selection to children each week followed by a themed craft. Great for kids ages 2 to 5.
Concerts in the Park
Where/When: Rose Larisa Memorial Park, Bullocks Point Ave., East Providence, Thursday, July 21, at 6 pm.
Why Go: The Black & White Band will play a mix of Swing and Blues and maybe even a few of your favorites. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy some music by the water.
Breakfast in the Barnyard
Where/When: Coggeshall Farm & Museum, Poppasquash Road, Bristol, RI; Saturday, July 23, 9 to 10:30 am.
Why Go: Let the farm workers teach children how to do farm chores as they collect milk from the cows and eggs from the chickens. Chores will be followed by a traditional New England farm breakfast of jonnycakes.
Pricing: $5 adults, $3 kids. Children 5 and under are free.