We have nothing against bling for bling’s sake, but when it adds a bit of sparkle to someone else’s life — even better.
Charley’s Fund, started by Massachusetts mom Tracy Seckler in honor of her son who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, does just that.
The nonprofit sells sterling silver and gold vermeil bracelets for adults and kids with the word “believe” etched into the beads and charms. Hats, tees, and hoodies complete the collection.
All proceeds go toward funding medical research for this rare and fatal disease, so every purchase makes a difference.
Available online at charleysfund.org.
What: Explore Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with crafts and games.
Why: You have a cultured kid.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 300 Congress St., Seaport District (617-426-6500).
A Fairy House
What: Tracy Kane, author of the Fairy Houses series, reads from her books and teaches kids to build fairy houses with twigs and leaves.
Why: Into the woods.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; readings, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Where: Summer Village at the Pond, 6 Summer Village Rd., Westford (978-692-8111).
Newburyport Spring Fest
What: A teddy bear parade, good eats, and a kids’ corner with entertainment.
Why: You’ll leave stuffed.
When: May 24 & 25. Sun. & Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Kids’ corner, Sun., noon-3 p.m.)
Where: Downtown, Market Square, nr. Water St., Newburyport (978-462-6680).