What to do with the Kids: July 20th – 22nd

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 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

Don’t forget to take a trip over to Hull and take a ride on the Paragon Carousel. The carousel is open Monday-Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 9pm. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Friday July 20th, 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

It’s the Teddy Bear picnic at 10:30am at the Winslow House in Marshfield. This is their most popular children’s event. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever. Games, tasty treats, a celebration of summer. The cost is $10 per child. Visit www.winslowhouse.org

Saturday July 21st, 2012:
Mass Audubon invites you to “Family Fun” at Duxbury Beach today from 9:30 to 11:30am. Spend a morning at Duxbury Beach learning about the creatures that live here and their special adaptations. Weekly themes may include: things with shells, where does sand come from, or who lives in the wrack line? Preregistration is not required. Free, thanks to Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Sue MacCallum at 781-837-9400 or smaccallum@massaudubon.org.

Come to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for the “Rocks in the Park” hike today from 9:00 to 11:00am. Explore the glacial rock fields of Wompatuck and old growth forests in a less explored 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. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Sunday July 22nd, 2012:
Check out the Pembroke 300th anniversary “Treasure Hunt” today from 10am to 2pm. The event includes a cookout finale at the Herring Run. Pre-register your team of 4 for $25.00, or a single for $8.00. If you have not preregistered, you can register that day at the herring Run at 9 a.m. for a price of $32.0o for a team or $10.oo for a single person. Don’t want to do the Treasure hunt? You can join in at the cook-out at 2 PM for $8.00. Each team will receive a bag including your first location, clues, a map of Pembroke, instructions and the rules of the event. Each location found will have a point value as to difficulty. The tie breaker: answer trivia questions from local historian Karen Proctor! Prizes to the winner! For more information, visit www.pembroke300.com

Check out “Family Night” at theh Marshfield Town Green today at 5:00pm. Performing will be the Travis Prescott band. Travis is a 15 year old Marshfield resident who has performed at local venues including The Marshfield Fair and the Marshfield Octoberfest. Travis has a new CD of original songs as well as classic and alternative rock song. We welcome Travis to the green this summer!  At 6;00 p.m. we will welcome local favorites, The Infractions. This top-notch group and a local favorite return to the Town Green. Listen as they play hits from the 50’s and 60’s, Motown, R&B, Reggae, Swing Classic Ballads and more! Plan to arrive early and bring the kids so they can join in the traditional children’s All Star Review! Meet the members of the Recreation Commission and staff and enjoy something tasty from our grill.

Come to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham for a fun and educational program “Explore Nature: Animal Detectives” today from 10 to 11am.Let’s find out what animals are living in the area. We will use our detective skills to observe footprints, nibbled twigs, and scat, as we take a walk through the forest and along a wetland. For children and curious adults.  Meet at Visitor Center. An adult must accompany children. For more information, call 781-749-7160 or visit www.mass.gov/dcr

Upcoming:
Saturday – July 28:

Mass Audubon presents Family Fun at Duxbury Beach from 9:30 to 11:30am. Spend a morning at Duxbury Beach learning about the creatures that live here and their special adaptations. Weekly themes may include: things with shells, where does sand come from, or who lives in the wrack line? Preregistration is not required. Free, thanks to Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Sue MacCallum at 781-837-9400 or smaccallum@massaudubon.org.

Junior Rangers: Preparing a Safe Campsite & Campfire Friday, July 27, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
This program series captures the imagination of young people through activities that grow future stewards of the environment. The Junior Rangers will learn to tie the “lifesaving knot” – the bowline; learn to pitch a tent and where.  There will also be a step-by-step examination of how to build a safe and effective campfire.  For children ages 8-12. Meet at the Visitor Center.  Rain or shine.

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 The 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.