What to do with the Kids: May 11th – 13th

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 Marshfield Recreation summer 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 11th, 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 12th, 2012:
Today 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.   

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department Farm & Horticultural Center celebrates it’s 25th Farm Day Anniversary today from 10am to 1pm. This year’s events include a demonstration for the department’s K-9 unit, a reptile show and full access to the petting zoo. The first 500 visitors receive a free t-shirt.  The Obery Street Farm is located off Exit 5 on Route 3 near the courthouse. 

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society hosts “Jane Austen Tea” at the Hedge House today from 2 to 4pm. Savor a scrumptious English tea and immerse yourself in Jane Austen’s world during a special tour of the Hedge House Museum, 126 Water Street in Plymouth. Experience the social milieu of Regency England as described in Austen’s novels. Elegantly costumed guides share insights on the lives of provincial Americans during the period and examine how their experiences differed from Austen’s characters. Tea treats include homemade cakes and goodies prepared from authentic 19th century recipes of Plymouth families preserved in the Antiquarian Society’s collection. Mothers and daughters are invited to enjoy this special experience together on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. Costumes welcome! Fee: $15, $12 for Society members. Reservations recommended; email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012. For more information about Society events and programs, visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org 

Sunday May 13th, 2012:

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.

Check out the Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday May 19th from 10am to 2pm at the Scituate Rod & Gun Club on Route 3A in North Scituate. There will be rods and reels provided on a first come first served basis.  If you have your own rod and reel or can borrow Dad’s please bring them.  Hooks, bobbers and bait are provided.  The pond is stocked with trout. Prizes for largest fish caught. The event includes a lunch of hot dogs and soda.  Kids 12 and under only please. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.  For more information, call 781-545-1510.

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 



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