What to do with the Kids: September 14th – 16th

Ongoing Activites:
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 weekends: Fridays 4pm to dusk. Saturday and Sunday from 11am to dusk. Weather permitting. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

Look for the Fall Community Brochure. Sign up options – On-line, Mail In, or Walk In. The Recreation Department will offer programs for pre school, youth, teen and adults. Programs may include: Pre school enrichment classes, soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball, archey and so much more!  Programs for all ages and interests!

Friday September 14th, 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 September 15th, 2012:
It’s the 8th annual “Endless Summer Waterfront Festival” in Hull today from 12noon to 5pm. Join 80 vendors including amazing food, shopping, artists, crazy contests, The Beachfire Petting Zoo, live entertainment on the Aquarion Sound Stage and plenty of fun stuff for the kid’s on Nantasket Ave. by the world famous Paragon Carousel. The event is free, and there is plenty of parking at the festival for a nominal charge. For all the event schedules and information, visit www.endlesssummerhull.com

The North Community Church will hold its 4th annual rib cook-off today from 12noon to 5pm. Nine teams will compete for a first place trophy and bragging rights. Live entertainment will be provided by the South Shore’s own  Jim Slyvia, there will be face painting, a jumpy house and other kids activities as well as a bake sale. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12, price includes sample of 8 ribs(4 ribs for children under 12), baked beans, cole slaw and cornbread. Beer, wine and soft drinks also available all proceeds benefit the Church’s adult and youth missions. In years past the adults and youth have traveled to places such as Biloxi, MS and Appalachia to help rebuild  homes and serve in the community. For more information visit www.northcommunitychurch.org or call 781-837-3784. 

Sunday September 16th, 2012:
Cars and Copters will once again be held today at the Plymouth municipal airport.   Now in its fourth year, this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with over 1000 cars and several helicopters expected.  Helicopter rides are also available and there will be a silent auction and a raffle held on-site. Gates open at 10am and the event runs until 2 pm. There is no charge to attend the show but contributions are welcome.  In past years, almost all marques have been represented, from modern day super cars to vehicles dating back to the Pre War era. In addition to an amazing display of cars, people have the chance to get up close to some amazing flying machines as well as have the opportunity to go for a short helicopter ride around Plymouth Harbor. Cars and Copters raises money for The Jimmy Fund in memory of Ricky Hoffman, a Scituate boy who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2009. For more information, please see www.yuppieracing.net 

Check back here for upcoming events:

The South Shore Natural Science Center, an environmental education center and museum in Norwell, announces the 36th annual Corn Festival, September 22 – 23, 2012.  Popular with families across the region, the Corn Festival is an annual event celebrating the fall harvest, and the natural and cultural heritage of New England.  In honor of the Center’s 50th anniversary in 2012, this year the festival has been expanded to two days: Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23rd, from 10am to 4pm on both days. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org

Get outdoors on Saturday September 22nd (The first day of fall) from 10:30am to 12noon and celebrate the changing seasons with a family nature project. Come visit the North River Wildlife Sanctuary and go on a gnome scavenger unt, search for fall treasures along the forest floor, and help develop Gnome-man’s Land using all types of natural materials. Always a favorite activity during summer camp, now the whole family can join in the fun! The cost is $9, $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org 

Check out the “Harvest Moon Hayride” on Saturday September 29th from 5:45-7:15pm. Round up the family for an evening in the hay and enjoy a naturalist guided hayride through the sanctuary. Under the light of the full harvest moon, search for wildlife and listen to stories of the season. Rediscover some old-fashioned fun with your family. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring along a blanket if you like. $9, $6 for Mass Audubon members. For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org

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.