What to do with the Kids: May 4th – 7th

Ongoing Activites:
Ned Bangs from the Marshfield Recreation Department wants to let all residents know that the Summer Community Brochure is now available.  There are programs for all ages and interests.  For example:
Boston Pops – May 23
Boston Red Sox – May 26
Legos, Fencing, Archery
Community Garden/Green House
Monthly Walks and more!
Click here for the brochure! 

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

Check out the fun events and activities at the Museum of Science in Boston.  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

Friday May 4th, 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

Saturday May 5th, 2012:
The Marshfield Recreation Department wants you to know about the “Let’s Go” program today from 8:00 to 10:00am.  Meet at the Recreation Center, review the planned walk, fill up the water bottle and head out.  The cost is $5 per family.  Sign up at the Recreation Department.

The Marshfield Recreation Department wants you to know about a Horseback Riding Clinic today (rain or shine) at the Furnace Brook Farms, 253 Sandy Hill Drive in Marshfield.  Learn about riding styles and forms, types of horses, care, feeding, grooming and expenses. The event takes place from 2 to 3:30pm.  The cost is $5 per family.  Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Sign up at the Marshfield Recreation Department.  Call 781-834-5543. 

It’s the Jordan Rich Variety Show at 7pm at Massasoit Community College in Brockton. The evening includes Jazz Songstress Amanda Carr, Dan Kenny (former music director for Brittney Spears), Rod Fritz, Laurie Kirby, The Massasoit American Sign Language Showcase Troupe and a plethora of talent from Massasoit’s students, faculty & staff. $16 General Admission; $14 Seniors/Students; $12 Per Person for Groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 508-427-1234 or visit www.massasoit.mass.edu/buckley/shows.cfm

How about a Sunset Hayride this evening from 7:00 to 8:15pm? As the sun casts its final rays on the fields of the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, search for wildlife and listen to stories of the season. Round up the family and kick back for an evening of old fashioned fun from the comfort of a tractor-drawn hay-wagon. Snacks and beverages will be provided. $9; $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

Sunday May 6th, 2012:
Take the family to the 36th Annual Fish Fry in Pembroke today from 11am to 3pm. on to the fish cake, hot dog & hamburger meals, the event will feature rubber duck races, music, face painting & balloons. A poster created by Pembroke’s own artist, Brooks Kelly to mark the town’s 300th anniversary will be available to purchase for $10 each. The Grand Ol Fish Fry is the largest fund raiser sponsored by the society and is crucial to its future and continued maintenance and restoration of all three historic buildings; The Museum Building (formerly the Bryantville Schoolhouse), The Adah Hall House and The Friends Quaker Meeting House. The Fish Fry takes place at the Thomas Reading Park at the Pembroke Herring Run, Route 14/Barker Street. For more information, call 781-829-2157 or visit

On Saturday May 12th from 9am to 1pm, you’ll have “Something to Tweet About”. In honor of Mass Audubon’s annual Bird-a-thon weekend and the 20th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day, we’ve got lots to tweet about! Join Mass Audubon of Marshfield on this special day to learn about bird conservation and how you can help preserve birds each day. Challenge your bird topography, make a bird mask, and get banded like a bird. Take a stroll down Birder’s Lane, test your bird IQ, and celebrate the importance of having birds in our lives! (This is a drop in program.) $10; $7 for Mass Audubon members.   

On Saturday May 19th, it’s “The Walk for Wildlife” from 9am to 12noon. This year you’ll be walking the trails at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. There will be short loops, longer loops, and checkpoints along the way. There will also be a scavenger hunt, snacks and hayrides for all participants. Since you choose your own path, the Walk is suitable for all ages and abilities (as well a jogging stroller!) so bring your family, friends, and co-workers for a great walk on a spring day. $20 raised for an individual, $45 for a group. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Emily Simmer at 781-837-9400 or esimmer@massaudubon.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
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.