Another entertaining AAAH event will take place Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Led by Kids and Family Outreach Coordinator Bridget Matros, AAAH — All Ages Art Happenings — are affordable events that bring together all sorts of people for memorable, multisensory experiences.

Each AAAH is a themed art party packed with hands-on, creative activities for everyone, from touchy toddlers to adults who want to cut loose and play. The theme of this art party is cardboard, as in Cardboard Boxes Are Really Fun (CBARF). The idea is to turn a huge collection of giant cardboard boxes and 25 rolls of packing tape into a yard-sized city on the front lawn of the arts center (inside if it rains). Those who stick around to the end get to be one of the King Kongs who smash the whole thing down.

Matros has been an educator for 15 years, teaching at every level from preschool circle-time, computer labs for the elderly and seminars for teachers. She developed and grew the Art Studio program at Boston Children’s Museum for 10 years and was deemed a “young leader in arts education” by Harvard scholars; and is a published advocate for quality creative development in early childhood education.

In addition to leading the Bridge Afterschool Arts program and providing community events such as the AAAH events and Art Tent for Waterfall Arts, Matros teaches art and singing at Cornerspring Montessori, private lessons, school programs and seminars throughout New England. As an artist, she works in a range of visual media as well as producing video, singing and writing.

All AAAH events are open to people of all ages, from youngsters to seniors. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call 338-2222 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or