What to do with the Kids: August 17th – 19th

Ongoing Activites:
The Marshfield Fair runs from Friday August 17th through Sunday August 26th at the Fairgrounds on Route 3A in Marshfield. The gates are open everyday from 12noon to 10pm. Tickets are $10 (Children 6 and under are FREE). Rob Hakala will be broadcasting from the fair on Friday August 17th from 12noon to 2pm and also Thursday August 23rd from 12noon to 2pm. For a full event schedule listing, check out www.marshfieldfair.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 17th, 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 August 18th, 2012:
It’s Family Fun Day 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. The event is FREE, thanks to Duxbury Beach Reservation. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Sue MacCallum at 781-837-9400 or smaccallum@massaudubon.org

Check out the first ever “Hull’s Got Talent” contest today at Fort Revere in Hull starting at 4pm.  You can watch singers, jugglers, martial artists and other people of all ages trying to demonstate to the judges their “talent”. Visit www.hullperformingarts.org for more information.

Sunday August 19th, 2012:
Edward Rowe Snow was a well know author and maritime histornian who maintained the annual Flying Santa flights to New England’s lighthouses for over 40 years. Once again the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands will be taking part in the celebration of his birthday at the Edward Rowe Snow Memorial Pavilion on historic George’s Island. WATD’s Dave Skill will be reading Civil War stories from Edward Rowe Snow and will be doing a presentation on the Quincy Granite Quarries where much of the granite used to build Fort Warren on George’s Island came from. Dave will also do a brief presenation of the history of Fort Warren and nearby Fort Independence on Castle Island in South Boston. The ceremony includes cutting a birthday cake in honor of Mr. Snow. Storytelling and guided tours of historic Fort Warren will also be available.  It all takes place from 11:30am to 3:00pm at George’s Island in Boston Harbor.

Check out the 5th Annual Quincy August Moon Festival today from 11am to 5pm on Hancock Street in Quincy. At 11am, a festive and colorful opening ceremony consisting of dragon and lion dances will kick off the event. Over 20 other cultural performances are scheduled for two stages throughout the day. In additoin, new food vendors will be joining the growing international food court. The children’s area will be expanded with new and exciting carnival and pony rides. The South Shore YMCA has increased their activities in the children’s area including yoga classes, Zumba classes, jump rope activities, crafts, face paintings, tattoos, origami and much more.

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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.