KID STUFF: If boredom is setting in with the kids now that July is here, take them to a show for fun. North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly opens its season with Snow White on Friday, July 12. Other shows include Rapunzel, July 19; Little Red Riding Hood, Aug. 9; Cinderella, August 16 and Disney's Aladdin Jr., Aug.ust 23. All shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and all seats $15. Visit Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine, presents Disney's Frozen, Jr., July 27-28 and August 3-4 and Madagascar — A Musical Adventure, Jr., Aug. 24-25. All seats $15 at

FREE FUN FOR KIDS: If free is more to your liking, enjoy Free Fun for Kids at Boarding House Park in Lowell. Part of the Lowell Summer Music Series, it takes an Independence Day break this week but resumes next Wednesday, July 10 with award-winning juggler Lucian Fuller and on Thursday, July 11 with the crowd-pleasing Yo-Yo People. Shows are free and start at 11 a.m. Come early for make-and-take art and snacks and stay for free lunches and trolley rides after the show. Visit


TAKE A TOUR: The Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and with a seating capacity of 3,500 and one of the five largest stages in the U.S., now offers behind-the-scene tours. Learn about its architectural highlights and unique history and stand on the stage graced by hundreds of stars from Ella Fitzgerald and Mikhail Baryshnikov to Elton John and Lady Gaga. And learn how the venue is slated to become the First Americana Roots Hall of Fame. Tours available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and based on performance and theatre schedule. Rates $20, adults; $15, senior, military and students; $12, children (4-14). No tours on July 4. Call 617-532-1255 for schedule.