What to do with the Kids: May 18th – 20th

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 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 18th, 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 19th, 2012:
Join WATD’s Sam Kopper at The Taste of Hingham today from 12noon to 3pm. Sample an abundance of chowders, signature dishes, ice cream, sweets and more from dozens of Hingham’s finest restaurants, markets and shops. Enjoy live music, free horse-drawn hayrides and fun for all ages at this 9th annual street fair to benefit the Hingham Food Pantry and 19 other South Shore charities. That’s today at Taste of Hingham on Main Street (between North St. & Elm St.) in historic downtown Hingham.  For more information, visit www.discoverhingham.com

Today, 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 today 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.

Families are welcome to learn all about natural dye plants at the 1677 Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich Street in Plymouth today from 10am to 2pm. The annual Dye Pot Day is sponsored by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society and is free and open to the public. Spinners and crafters of the Harlow House Fiber Guild will prepare simmering pots of natural dyes, including coreopsis, safflower, madder root, and the indigo plant, which transforms from a green-yellow color to a brilliant blue when exposed to air. Special activities for children include dyeing with Jello and creating a handfelted ornament to take home. Event includes free tours of the historic Harlow House. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations necessary.  For more information, call 508-746-0012 or visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org

Sunday May 20th, 2012:
Check out the annual scavenger hunt sponsored by the Duxbury Open Space Committee today at 1pm. The event takes place at the Myles Standish Monument. This is a great family event and it’s FREE! Plus, there will be prizes and refreshments. This year’s scavenger hunt is part of Duxbury’s 375th Anniversary Celebration. Thanks Anne Murray for passing this info along.


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About Rob Hakala

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