What to do with the Kids: October 21st – 23rd


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 Celtics game on November 20th, and “Christmas in Newport” on December 4th.  For more information, visit www.marshfield.net/recreation

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 21st, 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 22nd, 2011
Bring the whole family to The 31st Annual Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary Farm Day today 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.

Check out “Cupid & Psyche” today at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. A modern adaptation of a 2000 year old myth told with actors, puppets, dance and good humor performed by Figures of Speech Theatre. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the Center. Seating is limited. Great fun for audiences of all ages!  Show times are 2pm and 7pm.The Plymouth Center for the Arts is located at 11 North Street in Plymouth.  For more information, call 508-746-7222 or visit www.plymouthguild.org

Check out the Marhsifled Recreation  Department’s  Horse riding clinic today from 2 to  3:30 p.m. at the Furnace Brook Farm, Marshfield. Learn about riding styles, and forms, types of horses, ponies, care, feeding, grooming,nd expenses.  Tour the stalls, enjoying a riding demonstration and more . Call the rec. dept to sign up.   Bring your camera for photo opportunities.

How about a “Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims” at Plimoth Plantation today at 5:30pm. Your Pilgrim hosts, residents of 1627 Plimoth, will spice up your dinner conversation with tales of England, old and new. Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about what happened at the famous harvest celebration of 1621. For reservations call 800-262-9356 ext. 8353, 8364, or 8365. Call early as these popular dinners sell out quickly. For more info, prices & menu visit: www.plimoth.org/dining-functions/thanksgiving-dining-special-events/harvest-dinner-pilgrims

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  23rd, 2011:
It’s the “Annual Hingham Arts Walk” today from 12noon to 5pm. Enjoy this opportunity to visit over 50 South Shore artists in their open studios and at special exhibits through out this historic downtown. Live music, arts demos, children’s activities, poetry and more! Held rain or shine! For more information visit www.discoverhingham.com

The Norwell Fire Department will be holding its annual Fire Safety and Halloween Costume Open House today from 12noon to 3pm at 300 Washington Street – Route 53 at the Norwell Fire Headquarters. This years Open House will feature the Plymouth County Smoke House which is an interactive fire safety demonstration for all ages. An appearance by Fire Pup, fire apparatus displays, and of course free pizza and soda for the whole family. Back by popular demand the first 100 children in their Halloween costumes will receive a complimentary “Spooky Cookie”! For more information please contact Captain Shane McMahon at 781-659-8156.

Visit the “Alden Haunted House” in Duxbury this evening from 6 to 9pm.  For more information contact: The Alden House at 781-934-9092 or visit www.alden.org

Tickets now on sale for Polar Express train ride by Rotary Club of Plymouth: The South Shore Polar Express is back on track for 2011! The improved train ride will depart the Kingston MBTA station on Saturday, December 10th, with readings of the popular Christmas story, a visit from Santa and fun for kids of all ages. After a year’s hiatus, the South Shore Polar Express returns with new features and activities to make this holiday experience even more memorable. This community fundraiser is organized by the Rotary Club of Plymouth and Plymouth Housing Authority. Tickets are now on sale for this one-hour train ride on double-decker passenger cars from Kingston to Halifax and back on the MBTA’s Old Colony Line. Selling for $20 each, they can be purchased at NorthEast Community Bank, 8 North Park Ave., Plymouth. Tickets can also be purchased at Independence Mall on Fridays, Oct. 21 and 28, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30, 12 to 5 p.m. Members of the Rotary Club will sell the tickets at a booth near center court for cash and money order only. Proceeds benefit local charities sponsored by the Rotary Club or Plymouth and the Plymouth Housing Authority. Kids are encouraged to wear their jammies over their clothes for the train ride. Elves will read the “Polar Express” story and present gift bags to each child. Santa Claus will also be present on the train to greet children and adults. For more information about tickets, contact Rotary Vice President Donna Ouellette of NorthEast Community Bank at 508-746-7400. The Rotary Club of Plymouth is dedicated to enhancing of the quality of life in Plymouth and Kingston. Club membership is comprised of dedicated individuals from diverse professional and business backgrounds, gathering in a spirit of friendship, recognizing that commitment to fellowship fosters greater service and that serving others gives greater meaning to membership. The local group is a member of Rotary International, the world’s first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.” The Rotary Club of Plymouth meets every Monday at 12:15 p.m. at the John Carver Inn on Summer Street in Plymouth. For more information about membership or the club, contact President Bob Hollis at 508-209-0400 or visit the website at www.plymouthrotary.com

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.

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