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So much fun at January's Story Hour! Be sure to RSVP on Big Tent for February's (all about pretend)
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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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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 lov...ed 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
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 di...sappoint! We have met some wonderful people, 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
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 even...ts. 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 AFN 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 AFN! 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 finding a dentist to navigation the kindergarten selection process.
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!
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We are happy to announce that Concord Conservatory of Music is a new 2017-2018 ABFN Bronze-Level Sponsor! Thank you! CCM will be hosting a free open house event with an instrument "petting zoo." Wednesday, August 23, 4-7 PM, at St. Matthew's Acton.

This Friday's playground meet up is at Rideout. See you there!

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Please join us for drop-in playgroups at local parks on Fridays at 10am. Kids of all ages are welcome. Come ready to play, stay as long or as short as you’d like, and feel free to bring water and a snack for your kiddo’s. When you arrive, look for Kristin or Kara; we will have brightly colored namet...
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Gents summer is upon us and we should find a way to beat the heat. Please join me for a trip to the Battle Road Brew House in Maynard for a nice evening out. Hope to see you there. GPS address is on the invite. The mailing address is 5 Clock Tower Place Maynard, Ma 01754
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The second round of fire station tours is this Saturday! The 9:30am has a waitlist, but there are a couple spots open for 10:30am!

http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/101645370

We will visiting the fire station at the town center. They are able to handle groups of up to sixteen children and adults at a time. We are offering multiple sessions due to the high demand in the Spring. Please only sign up for one session.
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Many thanks to Goldfish Swim School - Westford for their continued commitment to ABFN as a Silver-Level Sponsor in the coming year! In case you hadn't heard, Goldfish will be opening a new location in Marlborough this fall!

Member BBQ is in full swing! #abfamilyfun

Just a reminder, we'll have ABFN t-shirts for sale at tonight's BBQ! Adult and children's sizes just $5. Cash or check accepted. Limited quantities, so get yours today!

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Hey Dads! DNO is headed to Battle Road Brew House on July 28th.

Join the guys for a brew and good company!

RSVP: http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/101694639

Gents summer is upon us and we should find a way to beat the heat. Please join me for a trip to the Battle Road Brew House in Maynard for a nice evening out. Hope to see you there. GPS address is on the invite. The mailing address is 5 Clock Tower Place Maynard, Ma 01754
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Have you heard about our member program, ABFN Helping Hands?
If you could use a little extra help, or you know another member who could, you can send a name and contact information to membersupport@abfamily.org​ and we'll get a Care Community set up.

If you love to cook, clean, garden, or provide assistance to others in any way, we need you! When a member requests help, we will connect with them to determine the best way to care for them. We will put together a Care Community to provide the assistance they need, send a request to the subgroup, and you can sign up to help as your schedule permits. You can signup to be a part of the Helping Hands Subgroup through Bigtent.

Members! Are you as excited for the annual BBQ as we are? This potluck event is Thursday evening! Enjoy a great meal with fellow ABFN members and catch a great free concert afterwards.

- Members-only event
- ABFN will be supplies beverages, hamburgers, hotdogs, and condiments
- Please bring a side-dish to share...
- Jam Time will be on hand to provide free face painting!
- Free concert by Karen and the Jitterbugs is being held that evening at the NARA Amphitheater starting at 6:30pm
- We'll have ABFN t-shirts for sale (adult and child sizes, only $5, limited supply)

Please RSVP indicating how many family members will be attending and what dish you will bring. Thanks!

RSVP: http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar/event/101301321…

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Our annual BBQ potluck is coming! Enjoy a great meal with fellow ABFN members and catch a great free concert afterwards! The BBQ will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, July 20th at the NARA Park Pavilion. For this members-only event, ABFN will be supplying beverages (water, iced tea and lemonade) as w...
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Our annual Member's BBQ potluck is coming! Enjoy a great meal with fellow ABFN members and catch a free concert together afterwards. Thursday, July 20th at the NARA Park Pavilion RSVP on Bigtent.

For this members-only event ABFN will be supplying beverages (water, iced tea and lemonade) as well as hamburgers and hotdogs, and condiments. Help us round out the offerings by bringing either a side dish or dessert (please indicate this in the comment of your RSVP). The fabulous folks from Jamtime will be on hand to provide free face painting! A free concert by Karen and the Jitterbugs is being held that evening at the NARA Amphitheater starting at 6:30 pm so come for dinner and stay for a show!

An RSVP indicating how many family members will be attending is appreciated to help us in purchasing food and supplies.

Looking for your next beach read? Pick up copy of "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch and then join ABFN's book group!

Starting in September, we'll meet every six weeks to discuss our chosen book, forge new friendships, and choose the next book. Mark your calendar for Sept 27th at 7:30pm.

Look for the RSVP in September!

Save the Date - ABFN Fall Kid’s Stuff Tag Sale!

Time to clean out those closets and look for great deals for back to school! We are excited to announce our 2017 Kid’s Stuff TAG sale scheduled for ​Saturday, September 23rd​! We will highlight “big-ticket” items on Facebook the week of the sale. This year’s sale will be held at 11 Charter Road in Acton (Parker Damon Upper parking lot). The sale will be held inside of the Parker Damon in the event of rain.

Interested ...in Selling?​ ABFN will handle the advertising – just bring items to sell (clothes, winter items, sporting goods, toys, baby equipment, books, maternity). The items must be kid-related. No household, artisan or baked items, please. All proceeds from individual tables are kept by the seller. ABFN members can set up a table for $20, non-members, $25. Please contact us at TAGsale@abfamily.org​.

Interested in Shopping?​ Please come and support this popular event! There will be a $1 entry fee per family to help defray the cost of the site rental.

To reserve a table, get more information or to volunteer at the event, please contact TAGsale@abfamily.org​.

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We are excited to announce that The Hanover Insurance Group is a new Silver Level Sponsor. Thank you for your support!

Kindergarten playdates and meet ups are a great way to connect with future classmates! Be sure to use the ABFN Forum​, “Entering Kindergarten 2017”, to post about playdates you hear about (not everybody is able to catch all the latest Facebook news )