STONEHAM -- Bring your favorite teddy bear to the Stone Zoo on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to p.m., and staff will be on hand to give your bear a check-up and clean bill of health. Later, march through the Zoo in the Teddy Bear Parade and say hello to Smoky and Bubba, Stone Zoo's resident black bears.
Guests will be invited to hear music by Matt Heaton of the Irish music duo Matt & Shannon Heaton, and storytime by Mama and Papa Bear of the Berenstain Bears children's books. Zookeeper encounters will be held at the black bear exhibit throughout the day.
The Stone Zoo is located at 149 Pond St. in Stoneham. For admission prices and information, visit zoonewengland.org.