What to do with the Kids: March 9th – 11th

Ongoing Activites:
Check out the Annual Princess Teddy Bear Tea this weekend. 11am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm on Saturday. 11am to 1pm on Sunday. To show their support for the March of Dimes, little girls dress up as their favorite princesses where they will meet and be served by the “big” princesses including Cinderella, Belle, Sleeping Beauty & more. Prince Charming will escort them to their seats, where they will be served lunch and entertained with princess crafts. Call Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm for tickets. Cost is $35 for adults (inc.$25 Colony Place Gift Card). Children’s tickets are $20 (inc. a kids meal at Alden Park). Food is available for adults at an additional cost. Tickets are limited and sell out every year. Held at Alden Park Bar and Grill at Colony Place, Plymouth. For more information call Colony Place at 508-746-7663 or visit www.colonyplace.com

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is always a great place for families and kids. Live animals, Outdoor trails, environmental education programs, lectures and special events. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org Check out Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries in Marshfield. There are a variety of classes, events, camps, kid’s activities & more! For more information, call 781-837-9400 or visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore

How about a visit to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! A variety of special exhibitions await your discovery. There will be workshops & special events available for adults & children. For more information, call 508-588-6000 or visit www.fullercraft.org

Friday March 9th, 2012:
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

Ned Bangs from the Marshfield Recreation Department says how about taking in the Celtics game tonight? Pefect for families and adults. Ned says they have a few good seats available. You meet and leave from the Marshfield recreation child care center at 5:30 p.m. The cost includes transportation and game ticket  $69.00. Or, the Marshfield Recreation Department is offering a Zumba class for boys and girls. Fridays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. The cost is $60.00 pp. For details on the above programs call the rec. department at 781-834-5543. Ned says wait till they start their local walking program! starting in April they will visit local conservation areas(all in Marshfield) for a short walk.

Saturday March 10th, 2012:
Check out the “Happy Meal…Worms Workshop” Mass Audubon program today from 10:30am to 12noon. No childhood would be complete without the experience of eating a Happy Meal, now served with more nutritious options! But maintaining good health is not only important for people, it’s a matter of survival for wildlife too. For the Eastern Bluebird, life would not be complete without mealworms, a protein rich food that’s one of their favorite snacks. Come learn how simple it is to raise your own mealworms, construct a nest box, and start attracting the Bluebird of Happiness to your yard! (Fee includes nest box supplies and happy mealworm start up kit). 25; $20 for Mass Audubon member families (prices are per family, not per person) or more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

Check out Plimoth Plantation’s Annual Spring Clean Day today (Postponed from March 3) from 9am to 3pm. Help make the museum SHINE for the 2012 season! Bring a friend or the family to this popular Plimoth Plantation tradition. Join Museum staff as they tackle everything from raking to painting to exhibit set-up and much more. A complimentary lunch is provided to all volunteers. As a thank you, every volunteer will receive a free pass to Plimoth Plantation in 2012! Visit www.plimoth.org

Check out the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade in West Dennis today at 11am. The parade route is about 2 miles long. The Parade starts at School Street and Route 28 in West Dennis. Continue west on Route 28, over the Bass River Bridge, ending at Route 28 and Forest Road, by the Dunkin Donuts and the Catholic Church. For more information, visit www.capecodstpatsparade.com

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 March 11th, 2012:
Check out the Maple Festival at the South Shore Natural Science Center today from 11am to 4pm. Explore and learn about maple history, culture, and tasting. Enjoy the process from start to finish! Help us tap the trees for sap and watch how the sap is boiled into syrup. Activities include: woodland walks for tapping, sweet treats, and fun crafts & activities for the children. For more information, call 781-659-2559 or visit www.ssnsc.org


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.