Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Check out fun events like "Quilts and Color" at the MFA, Lamb Jam Boston, and more.

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Carpenter’s Wheel Quilt, Pilgrim/Roy Collection, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Quilts and Color” at the MFA

Don’t show up tired to this new exhibit or you might be tempted to fall right into one of these beautiful, vibrant quilts. With dozens of pieces from Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy’s collection, “Quilts and Color” will leave you more nostalgic than ever for that one scratchy spot on your baby blanket at Mom’s house.

$25, through July 27, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300,

Lamb Jam Boston

Vegetarians beware: the American Lamb Board is celebrating spring by serving up lamb, lots and lots of lamb. They’re spending a day honoring and eating tender, delicious lamb prepared by 20 of Boston’s most talented chefs. You’ll get to sample their amazing dishes, as well as wine, beer, and food from other vendors. The benefit will be sure to make your mouth water, as the ALB tries to increase demand for the meat by showcasing its freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility.

$60, Sunday, April 13, 3 p.m., Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-806-4200,

We Are One Fundraiser

Get fit and feel good about it. Ultimate Bootcamp is hosting two fundraiser workouts in Boston and Framingham to support the 2014 Boston Marathon runners and those affected by last year’s marathon. The workouts are designed for beginner to intermediate fitness levels, and all proceeds from the event will go to the One Fund.

$25, Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m., Boston Common / Framingham State Fields,

22nd Annual Spring Egg Scramble

You and your kids can get into the Easter spirit with the 22nd annual Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Spring Egg Scramble, hosted by Phillips Candy House. There will be 10,000 toy-filled eggs to hunt for and plenty of hot chocolate to drink. Plus, after the event, Phillips is inviting kids and parents to join them at the Candy House to meet the Easter bunny.

Free, Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m., Pope John Paul II Park, Neponset Circle and Hallet St., Dorchester,

2014 Volunteeer Expo

When’s the last time you gave back? Those who want to give back to the community, but aren’t sure how, consider Thursday night’s volunteer expo at the Prudential Center. More than 60 groups will be in attendance to tell you more about what they (and what you might soon) do.

Free, Thursday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston,