What to do with the Kids: June 15th – 17th

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.  CLICK HERE to check out the great programs. 

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 June 15th, 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 “Animal World Experiences” event at the Winslow House today at 9:30am. Children will get the chance to truly “experience” mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates like never before.  The event is $5 for child. For more information, visit www.winslowhouse.org

How about a “Sunset Hike” this evening from 7:30 to 8:30pm. Take a hike in Wompatuck State Park in Hingham as the summer sun is setting and explore this serene time of day.  Each week we’ll discover something different as we experience dusk in the park.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children.  For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Saturday June 16th, 2012:
Check out “Art on the Green” at the Pinehills in Plymouth today from 10am to 4pm. It’s an art exhibit and sale featuring more than 80 local and regional artists showcasing their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, wearable art and more! This outdoor festival is complete with steel drum music and food for purchase at The Market, Café Olio, Rye Tavern and East Bay Grille at Pinehills Golf Club. Bring your kids or grandkids over to the Kids Corner for face painting and “Make a Tie for Dad”. Purchase a $5 white tie to decorate for Dad in honor of Father’s Day and support The Home for Little Wanderers, Southeast Campus where all proceeds will be donated. This event is FREE and open to the Public & Parking is also Free! The Pinehills Village Green is just off Route 3 in Plymouth. For more information, call 508-209-2000 or visit www.thepinehills.com

The 7th annual Hanover Day celebration is today at Sylvester Field on Route 139 in Hanover Center! The day kicks off at 10am and runs through 3pm. Then the evening portion of Hanover Day or Night, really, begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm. During the day there will be food and craft vendors and tons of kids activities including a dunk tunk, chalk art, a puppet show and a moon walk just to name a few. At night there will be an antique care drive in, live music by local bands like Risky Business Band and Jackson Wetherbee and fireworks to cap off the night at 9pm. For the complete list of activities, both day and night, visit www.hanoverday.com

The Duxbury 375th anniversary celebration continues today with a party, “Summer Fest”, for the kids at the Duxbury Student Union from noon to 4 pm.

Are you up for a “Swamp Tromp”? Today from 1 to 2pm at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham you’ll use their nets and buckets to discover what lives in the waters of Wompatuck.  Please follow park road down to Boundary Pond where we will meet. Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children.  For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr 

Sunday June 17th, 2012:
The town of Duxbury is celebrating it’s 375th Anniversary today at noon at the Millennium Green. Today’s event is a family picnic at the Millennium Green on Washington Street and the community will be presented with proclamations from the US Congress from Congressman Bill Keating, from the Mass Senate from Senator Bob Hedlund and the Mass House of Representative’s from Representative’s Dan Webster and Tom Calter. The audience will hear from the Essay winners from our school contest, Snug Harbor Chorus and local musician Jack Weatherbee will entertain the crowd at this free community gathering. And of course there will be a huge birthday cake!

The Boston Red Sox will once again open Fenway Park for a Father’s Day “Walk in the Park” today from 10am to 1pm. The 11th annual celebration of Father’s Day at Fenway Park gives fans the opportunity to walk around the warning track, sit inside the visitor and home dugouts, get autographs from Red Sox alumni, and participate in other family-friendly activities. The event is free. Fans can enter the ballpark at Gate C. Wally the Green Monster will be on hand throughout the day, accompanied by a balloon artist, face painter and stilt walker. The World Series Trophies will also be available for pictures from 10am to 12noon.

Check out the “Lovely Leaves” program today from 10 to 11am at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. Take part in a summer leaf walk and discover that all leaves have unique features. Participate in a leaf scavenger hunt and make a leaf rubbing to take home. Meet at the Visitor Center. Rain cancels. An adult must accompany children.  For more information, call the Park Interpreter at (781) 749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr
Popular children’s entertainer “Big Ryan” will be on hand at the Winslow House on Friday June 29th for his special brand of storytelling, puppet shows, music and interactive games. One of the most popular entertainers in the region, “Big Ryan” has played to sellout crowds across the South Shore. This show is recommended for toddlers to fifth grade. The event is $5 for child.  For more information, visit www.winslowhouse.org

Check out the annual “Halifax in Lights” Celebration on Saturday, June 30th. There will be a series of family events and food vendors starting at 10am and lasting until approximately 4pm on the Town Hall Green, a short break between 4pm and 6pm and then the celebration will relocate across the street to the area around the Halifax Elementary School in the early evening. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15pm at the Elementary School. Daytime activities include bounce houses, pony rides, kids’ games, face painting, tie dying, bike decorating contest, balloon man and more. In the evening on the school property there will also be a balloon man, a face painter and food vendors. The night will be topped off by a fireworks display. Be sure to come join in the fun!

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
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About Rob Hakala

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