Your last babysitter wrote fan mail to Robert Pattinson while your toddler watched Cops. Clearly, you need a new referral.
The choice is yours with Personally Paired child care service. The clever biz connects parents and caregivers at casual events around town, where everyone gets acquainted over food, drinks, and shopping. Whether you need occasional, part-time, or full-time help, you’ll leave with a portfolio of resumes (info may be sent to you if you can’t attend).
Added bonuses: Sitters are screened, have at least a year’s experience, are 18 or older, are legally authorized to work in the U.S., and agree to a background check.
Talk about sit wit.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House
What: Weave kente cloth; sketch portraits; and listen to live gospel, jazz, and soul music.
Why: Join the culture club.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., The Fenway (617-267-9300).
Old Sturbridge Village
What: Discover how New Englanders in the 1830s got through the winter with crafts, farming demos, and more.
Why: Kids enter free thru Jan. 31.
When: Wed.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge (800-733-1830).
Kids Can Cook
What: Tykes ages 6 and older learn to stir up everything from pancakes to soup to pizza — all while parents watch or dine.
Why: Encourage your top chef-in-training.
When: Thru Mar. 6. Every Sat., 12:30-2 p.m.
Where: Henrietta’s Table, The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. Register at 617-661-5005.
Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions