What to do with the Kids: October 14th – 16th

Spend some family time reviewing the latest Marshfield Recreation Department brochure. The Fall Community Brochure is now available. There are many new programs and trips for the community, activities for ages 1 to 95. Mail or drop off your completed registration form to the recreation office. For more information, call Marshfield Recreation Director Ned Bangs at 781-834-5543. Some Fall – Day trips being planned are a trip to the N.H. White Mountains on October 16th,  a Celtics game on November 20th, and “Christmas in Newport” on December 4th.  For more information, visit www.marshfield.net

Plymouth residents: check out the great recreation department programs in town.  Visit www.plymouthrec.com for more information.

Visit the 4th annual Nessralla Farm Corn Maze through October 30th at Nessralla’s Farm in Halifax.  You can find out more at www.nessrallafarm.com

Friday October 14th, 2011:
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 October 15th, 2011:
It’s the Plymouth Phil’s 96th Season Opener “Beethoven’s Magnificent Fifth” at 8pm at Memorial Hall in Plymouth. The Concert begins with the National Anthem, accompanied by a color guard from Plymouth’s American Legion Post 40, led by Sergeant Philip Ryan.  
For more information call 508-746-8008 or visit www.plymouthphil.org

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 October 16th, 2011:

Bring the whole family to The 31st Annual Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary Farm Day Saturday October 22nd from 10am to 4pm.  The event features farm animals, a hay maze, tractor rides, music, craft fair, stories and other children’s activities. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information call Sharon at 781-837-9400 or visit www.massaudubon.org . The Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary is located off Webster Street on Winslow Cemetery Road in Marshfield.

Come to the Westwinds Bookshop Halloween Story Time and Party on Monday October 24th starting at 10am.  The event is for children ages 6 and under.  The staff will be reading a variety of fun and spooky Halloween stories followed by a Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating in the Duxbury Market Place. 

So you want to be an archaeologist?  Get your hands dirty with the DCR archaeologist! Come to Myles Standish State Forest on Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 4pm for a brief introduction to the science of archaeology. Enjoy a day of digging, washing, recording, mapping, cataloguing and much more.  Stop by for an hour or spend the day; feel free to bring lunch as picnic tables will be available nearby.  Bring water and work-gloves.  Meet at the amphitheater behind the headquarters building at 194 Cranberry Road in South Carver. Rain date: Sunday, October 30th. All ages welcome. Call 508-866-2580 x161 for more information.  This free program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.  For park info & directions, visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/mssf.htm

 Carve a pumpkin into different designs and shapes at Halloween Howl, Saturday, October 29th from 5:30 to 8:00pm at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Join us for some ghoulish glee and a not too scary night of family fun!  Ongoing activities include a pumpkin carving station, Halloween crafts, live animal presentations and a guided walk through our decorated “Spooky Woods” and haunted EcoZone . New this year is a Glow in the Dark Scavenger hunt too. Wear a costume if you would like. Bring a pumpkin to carve. Pre-registration requested, cost  Members: $12/child, accompanied with an adult , Non- members: $15/child, accompanied with an adult . Adults are free.  Goodies will be available for sale at a bake table. For more information, contact South Shore Natural Science Center at 781- 659- 2559, website www.ssnsc.org

Westwinds Bookshop presents “Play With Paper” on Saturday November 5th from 10am to 5pm.  Throughout the day older children will be invited up into the wonderful loft space to play with paper creating a variety of origami and paper projects.

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