One Stop Fun Family Event Winter 2013
So much fun at January's Story Hour! Be sure to RSVP on Big Tent for February's (all about pretend)
Many thanks to Jam Time for hosting our annual New Baby Event last Sunday. It was great to see so many new faces! Check out some photos taken by AFN photographer Cat Lane Photography!
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Curran Schiefelbein
· September 21, 2017
A-B Family Network was a huge help in settling into our new hometown — after more than 10 years here, we have met so many terrific people and made deep friendships. We have been part of a playgroup, b...abysitting co-op, book group, Moms and Dads Nights Out, and finally served on the board for several years so that we could give back to other families a share of what we found here. Don't hesitate, this is a wonderful community! See More
Kate Bell
· September 26, 2017
A-B Family Network is a wonderful resource for finding fun activities for children of all ages in and around the Acton Boxborough area! We moved to Acton three years ago and have attended many fun an...d engaging events for parents and kids alike. If you haven't joined ABFN yet, or are on the fence-- take the plunge and become a member today! Your family will be so happy you did. See More
Rachel Long
· September 27, 2017
I always like to have a few fun things planned for the kids each week and ABFN has been instrumental in keeping my kids busy and happy. There's always something to do and it's always fun. It's great t...o meet other families in the community as well! See More
Kristin Condon O'Neil
· October 21, 2015
We joined the Acton Family Network just before moving to town hoping that it would be a good way to meet people and help us explore our new area. It did not disappoint! We have met some wonderful pe...ople, made fast friends, and become very active in the AFN community. With activities planned during the week and on weekends, parents' nights out, member exclusive events, and more, AFN is sure to provide something for every member of your family. See More
Liz Nugent
· January 6, 2017
We joined the ABFN when I found out we were expecting about a year ago, it has been a fantastic resource for local information as well as amazing events! We loved Pictures with Santa! They are so warm... and welcoming and really care for their community. Can't wait to attend more events as my son grows up :) See More
Megan Jalbert Kivela
· October 8, 2015
We have been members of the AFN since moving to town in 2012, and it has since become our favorite resource in town for activities, information and special events. We attend multiple events each month... of the year and are so grateful for the opportunities and people that the AFN has brought to our family. See More
Meghan Blute-Nelson
· October 22, 2015
Joining ABFN was the best decision we made when we moved to Boxborough in 2011! It has been a great way to meet other families in the area and to learn about the resources available in our community. ...We love going to monthly Community Service events, Story Hours, Craft Hours and more! I am so grateful that we found ABFN! See More
Kate Meyers Gilbert
· October 22, 2015
The Acton Family Network has helped us meet other families in town and has introduced us to many new kids activities and places to play. It's also a great resource for information, everything from fin...ding a dentist to navigation the kindergarten selection process. See More
Jennifer Bauder
· October 14, 2015
I love the Acton Family Network! It is through AFN that I found my "tribe" here in the area. AFN offers fantastic programming for families- there is something for everyone! Join AFN and find your tribe!

Looking for a fun way to get involved in the community? Love to plan? Consider joining ABFN’s Public Events team! This team organizes ABFN’s large seasonal events, including the Halloween and Valentine’s parties, the Kindy Social, and the member Summer BBQ. Come to our Board Open House on March 1st to learn more, or email us at!

Thu 7:30 PM ESTMember Home - Address sent prior to event
15 people interested

Do you enjoy reading to kids? Do you have fun doing crafts? Let’s chat! ABFN is currently seeking a Story Hour Coordinator(s) for 2018-2019, to plan and implement a monthly story hour (September - June). Come to our Board Open House on March 1st to learn more, or email us at!

Thu 7:30 PM ESTMember Home - Address sent prior to event
15 people interested

Jump into this #1 best seller, All the Light We Cannot See, and join us for Book Club on March 7th!

Details and RSVP on BigTent:

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You can enjoy locally-made craft beer while your kids watch the hilarious magic of The Stupendous Mr. Magichead!

ABFN members: Reserve your discounted tickets on BigTent

Sun 3:30 PM EDTTrue WestActon, MA

Come one, come all! We are looking for ABFN members to join our board! In addition, we are always open to hearing ideas about how to improve the Acton-Boxborough Family Network. Please join our current Board Members at our Annual Wine and Chocolate Open House.

Serving on the ABFN Board is a great way to meet your neighbors, help strengthen our community, and have fun! Board terms typically run from July 1 - June 30. Some of the current board roles we are looking to fill for t...he upcoming year are:

- a Treasurer
- 2 or more people to join our Family Outings team
- 1 or more people to join our Community Service team
- a Story Hour Coordinator
- 1 or more people to join our Public Events team
- 2 or more people to join our Fundraising team
- a Helping Hands Coordinator
- 1 person to join our Membership & Outreach team
- 1 or more people to join our Dad's Night Out (DNO) team
- 1 or more people to join our Mom's Night Out (MNO) team
- 1 person to join our Tag Sale team
- 1 person to join our Webmaster team
- 1 person to join our Photography team
- a Babysitting Co-op Coordinator
- 1 person to join our Newsletter team

Come and learn more about these roles, contribute your ideas, and if you would like, join the board to implement those ideas! Bring a friend! ABFN will provide the wine and chocolate. And, there will a chance to win a great door prize. We will send more information to those who RSVP "Going" or "Interested" as the date gets closer.

Hope to see you there!

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Thu 7:30 PM ESTMember Home - Address sent prior to event
15 people interested

Lots of love for our volunteers who make events like today Valentine's Party so much fun! #abfamilyfun

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See you tomorrow at The ABFN Valentine's Day Party!

Sat 10:00 AM ESTBlanchard MemorialBoxborough, MA
Party · 132 people

Ready for some awe-inspiring, hilarious magic!? Join ABFN, True West and West Acton Villageworks for a fun afternoon with The Stupendous Mr. Magichead.

ABFN members, reserve your tickets today on BigTent to get 50% off! Limited quantities of discounted tickets - reserve today!

Sun 3:30 PM EDTTrue WestActon, MA

Just 2 days until the ABFN Valentine's Day Party! Please leave strollers outside in order to minimize the slush tracked into the gym and improve safety for all!

Sat 10:00 AM ESTBlanchard MemorialBoxborough, MA
Party · 132 people

Get ready for lots of fun crafts at the ABFN Valentine's Day Party! Some of the sponsors include local pre-schools Applewild School, The Taylor School, Learn & Play Preschool, and Acton Cooperative School. Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Sat 10:00 AM ESTBlanchard MemorialBoxborough, MA
Party · 132 people

The ABFN Valentine's Day Party is this Saturday! Please remember that we are collecting donations of small NEW stuffed animals to donate to the Police Department who distributes them to children who have been in accidents.

Sat 10:00 AM ESTBlanchard MemorialBoxborough, MA
Party · 132 people

Quick note to let you know about a date change for the Maker Farm: ToddlerArt session which will now be on Feb 16th.

Please see BigTent for information and RSVP:…

***DATE CHANGE*** If you haven't been to Maker Farm yet, you are in for a treat. They offer ToddlerArt class on Friday mornings from 9:30-11 am. This adorable class offers a story time and art project. They try to focus on new picture books (although they can’t help to sometimes read favorite clas...

Hi Friends! Facebook is changing the order in which you see posts which will likely reduce what you see from ABFN! If you take these three easy steps, we'll be sure to keep you up to date on fun events and activities!

1. Open the menu next to News Feed on the top left of your screen and select Edit Preferences
2. Select Prioritize Who You See FIrst
3. Choose Acton-Boxborough Family Network!


If you're on a mobile device, click Settings>News Feed Preferences>Prioritize Who You See First

Thanks for being part of our community!

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The Blanchard PTF and Acton Boxborough Family Network are bringing Screenagers to the Acton/Boxborough community. This training is free of charge and was funded through a grant by CHNA15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.

Registration is required. Please click the ticket link to register for our free ticket to this event.

Please join us to view the movie Screenagers, followed by a fa...cilitated discussion led by Boxborough's Community Services Coordinator Lauren Abraham, LICSW. The discussion will focus on how each of us can help our children make healthy choices in daily life that balance the benefits of technology and positive, face-to-face social interactions. Geared towards adults, including parents, caregivers, educators, and community members, who work with middle and high school aged children.

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

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Date and Time
Thu, March 29, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

RJ Grey Middle School Auditorium
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA 01720

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Thu 7:00 PM EDTRJ Grey Middle School Auditorium 16 Charter Rd Acton, MA 01720

The ABFN Valentine's Day Party will have lots of fun craft and activity stations! There will even be a separate table for gluten-free play dough.

Sat 10:00 AM ESTBlanchard MemorialBoxborough, MA
Party · 132 people