What to do with the Kids: July 22nd – July 24th

Check out the many great programs offered by Ned Bangs and the Marshfield Recreation Department. Click HERE for the brochure!

Take a ride on the Paragon Carousel in Hull.  The carousel is open daily in the summer from 11am to 9pm Sundays through Thursdays.  On Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 10pm.  For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Bring the family to Cirque Fantasies at Roche Bros. Plaza on Route 139 in Marshfield.  Various showtimes running through September 4th.  Find out more at www.cirquefantasies.com

Friday July 22nd, 2011:
Head on over to the Jones River Landing for their bi-weekly High Tide Potluck! Bring something for yourself for the grill and perhaps a side dish to share. Join our welcoming little crowd for a dinner by the river. Come a little early with your kayaks & canoes to take advantage of the high tide! Grill is hot by 6 and all are welcome. Visit www.jonesriver.org for more information.

Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston.  From 5 to 9pm admission is only $1 a person.  For more information, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  Find out more at www.mos.org

Saturday July 23rd, 2011:
Every Saturday during July and August from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. the Mass Audubon Society is at Duxbury Beach sporting new habitat-based crafts and games for the kids! Check out the Mass Audubon website for more info.

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  The museum is open from 9am to 5pm.  Find out more at www.mos.org

Check out the New England Aquarium.  For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org

Sunday July 24th, 2011:
New and Better than last year, it’s the Daniel Webster “Family Fun Day” from Noon to 4pm at the Daniel Webster Estate at 238 Webster Street in Marshfield.  There will be live radio shows with WATD’s Larry Nelson and Brian Edwards from the The Eclectic Picnic. The day also includes free tours of the house which was once Camp Daniel Webster.  This year will feature a children’s identification program sponsored by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.  Bring your grandchildren for this and for the many activities to include Big Joe, the storyteller, at 12:30, a demonstration by the Sheriff’s Department canine (K-9) unit at 1:30 and all afternoon pony rides, bouncy house, the happy slide, facer painting ad balloon animals by the Classy Clowns, petting zoo and children’s crafts.

Sample a variety of chowders donated by Marshfield restaurants, have a hot dog, a bag of popcorn, an ice crem treat and certainly try the homeade coojkuies and brownies.  Listen to the summer tunes provided by the band Full Sail from 2-4. Meet Members from Mass Paranormal, a South Shore paranormal Group.  Here’s the best part: FREE Admission!  For more information, visit www.danielwebsterestate.org

Check out the Marshfield Recreation Department’s “Summer Concert & Entertainment Series” tonight! The event starts at 6:00pm with Marshfield singer Kiley Evans. Kiley Evans is a Marshfield girl with a Nashville soul. She grew up in a creative family and  was exposed to music from an early age.  Country music entered her life as a teen, Artists like Reba McIntyre, Miranda Lambert and Sugarland have inspired Kiley to try her own hand at writing songs. Kiley’s first single, “Johnny Depp” is creating an infectious buzz on regional country radio, Kiley Evans is well on her way to becoming one of the next big names in country music. We welcome Kiley to her first performance on the Town Green.  Then at 6:45pm Lonesome Jukebox returns to the Green! Lonesome Jukebox returns to the Green! Local favorites will blend their musical gumbo spiced with rockabilly, cajun, country, swing, and blues.  Come find out why this band is getting hotter than a Sunday in July.  Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and / or blankets, as well as snacks and picnic baskets, (no alcohol) to complete the outdoor concert experience. The Sunday evening concerts will be held weather permitting. In case of rain we will attempt to reschedule the performance. For scheduling changes due to weather conditions listen to WATD!  The Town Green is located next to the Marshfield Town Hall.

Historic Winslow House 2011 Children’s Programs:
The historic 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center, 634 Careswell Street,
Marshfield, has several children’s programs lined up for the summer
months. To make reservations or find out more information, call the
Winslow House at 781-837-5753 or log onto their website: www.winslowhouse.org

• Friday, July 29th: Teddy Bear Picnic: Build Your Own Bear! Our most
popular children’s event. Kids can make their own bears, take them home
and enjoy a morning of games, songs and family fun.

Join Summer Science Adventures and explore the natural world around the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. The program is geared for children entering grades K through grade 2 and includes two remaining classes.  Come to both classes or choose one. Wild about Woodlands is scheduled  for Monday, July 25 from 1:30 to 3:00pm.  Have fun investigating the woodlands, fields, and Jacobs Pond to discover the secrets of these awesome habitats. The next session is Fun in the Fields and will be held August 8th. Please come dressed for outdoor explorations and with insect repellent already applied. Pre-registration is required, cost is $10 members for each class per child and $13 non-members for each class per child. For your convenience, registration and payment may be taken over the telephone with a major credit card. For more information and to register, contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

If you have an event for families coming up, let us know by e-mail at robhakala@959watd.com or send it to What To Do With The Kids c/o
The South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield Ma. 02050



About Rob Hakala

Since 2000, Rob has hosted The South Shore's Morning News on WATD.