What to do with the Kids: August 3rd – August 5th

Ongoing Activites:
Bring the whole family to“Scituate Heritage Days” Friday August 3rd through Sunday August 5th. Each year, with the help of many volunteers, the Scituate Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Scituate Heritage Days. The annual event combines live music and entertainment, artisan crafts, kid’s activities and historical site visits for one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer. During the weekend, visitors can enjoy many events, activities, and music venues that Scituate Heritage Days has become famous for. In addition to the many vendors at Heritage Days, Scituate Harbor boasts many retail shops, businesses and restaurants. You can find nautical and whimsical gifts shops along with stylish retail clothing stores. Some of the restaurants feature outdoor casual seating where you can enjoy the spectacular views of  Scituate Harbor. Visit www.scituatechamber.org for more information. 

Visit the “Krazy Days Festival” in Middleborough Friday August 3rd at 10am to Saturday August 4th at 6:00pm. There will be free, live entertainment, children and adult activities, food, drink, exhibitor booths, bargains and prizes. The two-day block party will wrap up with a chicken barbecue on Saturday from 3 to 6pm. For more information, call 508-947-3885 or 508-947-7138 or visit www.middleboroughonthemove.org

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 August 3rd, 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

The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton is presenting “Free Fun Friday” today from 10am to 5:00pm. Come and enjoy a day filled with hands-on activities, craft demos, new exhibitions, and fun! Activities will include: Weaving, Origami Boxes, Paper Folding, Spinning, Pottery, Wood Turning, Storytelling, Face Painting, Jewelry and more. For more information, visit www.fullercraft.org

Saturday August 4th, 2012:
The Marshfield Recreation Department holds it’s 28th Annual Town Wide Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest today.(Rain date, Sunday August 5th ) It’s recommend that you and your children bring towels, bathing suits, suntan lotion, snacks and small tools such as shovels, pails, molds, etc. Snack Bar and Restroom facilities will be available for your enjoyment. Groups will be assigned to their respective areas by members of the Marshfield Recreation Department. Each team will be limited to a maximum of 5 people. Please stay in your designated area and do not start before 2:30pm. Construction time will be from to 2:30 to 4:45pm. However, you may come earlier or stay later if you wish. In addition to sand, projects are limited to loose materials found at the beach: seaweed, shells, driftwood, etc. NO VEGETATION MAY BE DUG UP. Please bring along a large sign, banner, or flag to identify your group for the judges. Projects will be evaluated according to the following criterion: 1) Originality 2) Construction 3) Design Qualities and 4) Appeal. Judging will take place starting at 4:00pm and winners will be announced by approximately 5:30pm. The top team in each division will receive awards, and all participants will receive a souvenir of the day’s event. The Sand Castle/Sculpture Program is being made possible through the combined efforts of the Marshfield Recreation Department and Molisse Realty Group who have agreed to fund the cost. Entry forms will be available at both the Molisse Realty Group and Recreation Offices. If you have any questions, contact the Recreation Office at (781) 834-5543, or 781-837-5600 and ask for the Big Castle King, John Cullen.

Check out the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today for the event Chickens, Veggies and Dirt, Oh my!!” from 10:00 to 11:30am. Meet the newest feathered members of the Science Center up close! You’ll tour the coop located in the newly expanded Children’s Garden and find out how chickens are great helpers for the garden. Then you’ll dig in the dirt, tend to what is growing, and hopefully discover something ripe for a tasting. Bring garden gloves if desired, and dress for outdoors, rain or shine.  The cost is $10 for members, $13 for non-members per child/parent pair. $5 for each additional person.  For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Sunday August 5th, 2012:
Hear “Lonesome Jukebox” this evening at 6:00 at Proprietors Green (next to the Tavern) in Marshfield. Lonesome Jukebox returns to the Green! Local favorites will blend their musical gumbo spiced with rockabilly, Cajun, Tex Mex, country, swing and rhythm and blues.  

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