What To Do With The Kids: June 22 – 24

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.
http://www.townofmarshfield.org/government-departments-recreation-brochures-documents.htm

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is always a great place for familiesand kids. Live animals, Outdoor trails, environmental education programs, lectures andspecial events. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Check out Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries in Marshfield. There are a variety ofclasses, events, camps, kid’s activities & more! For more information, call 781-837-9400or visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore

How about a visit to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! Avariety 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 22nd, 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 June 23rd, 2012

Check out the “Rocks in the Park Hike” at Wompatuck Park in Hingham today from 9:00to 11:00am. Explore the glacial rock fields of Wompatuck and old growth forests in a lessexplored part of the Park as we make our way to Burbank Boulder, Wompatuck Park’s largest glacial erratic. This hike covers about 4 miles of moderately difficult trails.Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at Visitor Center. For more information,visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/events/womp-june.pdf.

Head to the Marshfield Fairgrounds this weekend for the New England Wild West Fest! A great event for the whole family the day is filled with pony rides, hay rides and much more fun for the kids. Plan to have lunch at the Wild West Fest too, there will be a bbq and chili contest as well as live music from Ayla Brown and Marshfield’s own Kiley Evans. And of course their will be professional bull and bron riding too. For the complete schedule visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr/events/womp-june.pdf. Gates open at 2.

Weymouth Shaws Supermarket its Safety Day from 10am-1pm at 610 Middle St. Parents bring the children’s bikes for inspection. There will be face painting and Hot Dogs. Fallon Ambulance, Weymouth PD and Fire as well as Norfolk Sheriff, Hanover YMCA and many more participants.

Sunday June 24th, 2012

Check out the “Summer Ramble” at Wompatuck Park in Hingham today from 10:00 to 11:00am. Take a summer ramble and see what you stumble upon. You’ll see what’s happening at Wompatuck State Park during the summer season. You never know whatwe may find! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Head to the Marshfield Fairgrounds for the second day of the New England Wild West Fest, you can check out the Sunday schedule online http://www.newenglandwildwestfest.com/#!sunday-schedule. The little buckaroos rodeo includes stick horse races, a calf scramble and more. And don’t forget the music on the family stage by Something With Digby. Gates open at noon.

Upcoming
Thursday, June 28th, 9:00am – 10:15am. Military History of Wompatuck: Explore onfoot the unique history of Wompatuck State Park including its acquisition by the Navyas an Ammunition Storage Facility and its uses during World War and the Korean War. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Friday, June 29th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Sunset Hike: Take a hike in Wompatuck 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.
Saturday, June 30th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Swamp Tromp!: Use our nets and buckets to discover what lives in the waters of Wompatuck. Please follow park road down to Boundary Pond where we will meet.
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 onthe school property there will also be a balloon man, a face painter and food vendors. Thenight 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/oThe South Shore’s Morning News 130 Enterprise Drive Marshfield MA 02050.

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