What to do with the Kids: October 19th – 21st

Weekend Events:
Bring the whole family to the National Cranberry Festival, Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Peak foliage collides with peak cranberry harvest at this annual event. Aspiring engineers of all ages will enjoy an authentic train ride through spectacular scenery, oftentimes past actual cranberry harvesting, as well live entertainment, a farmer’s market of homemade goods, and a wide array of carnival rides and amusements included in your admission. Come see, taste, touch, and learn about the mighty cranberry! Edaville USA is at 5 Pine Street in Carver. For more information, call 508-866-8190 or visit www.edaville.com

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 October 19th, 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 October 20th, 2012
It’s the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary’s greatest day! Mass Audubon’s 32nd Annual Farm Day today from 10am to 4pm. There will be hay rides and pony rides all day. There’ll be a huge arts and crafts show, enjoy great soups from local restaurants and plenty of homemade baked goods. And there’s so much more! Children’s games and crafts, face painting, live farm animals, a giant hay maze, lots more good food by Family Crest Catering and fun for the whole family. $7, $5 for Mass Audubon members (children 3 and under free). For more information, visit www.massaudubon.org/southshore or contact Amy Quist at 781-837-9400 or aquist@massaudubon.org.

The Marshfield Recreation Department wants to let you know about a Horseback Riding Clinic today from 2:00 to 3:30pm at Furnace Brook Farm, 253 Sandy Hill Drive in Marshfield. Learn about riding styles and forms, types of horses, ponies, care, feeding, grooming, and expenses. Enjoy a riding demonstration, which may include small jumps. Parents attend with child. The instructor is Erin Van Steenburgh, a Massachusetts Licensed Riding Instructor who holds 2 national titles and has run riding camps for nine years. The fee is $5.00 per family. To be part of this event, contact the Marshfield Recreation Department at 781-834-5543

Check out “Digging in to Archaeology” today at the Plymouth Public Library at 10:30am. Children ages 7 years and older are invited to spend a morning learning about archaeology with local historian and archaeology student Martha Sulya. This program is free and registration is required, as space will be limited. Registration begins October 15th. Plymouth Public Library is located at 132 South Street. For more information, call 508-830-4250.

Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims: at Plimoth Plantation today at 5:30pm. Take a savory journey into the past. An evening of entertainment and hospitality awaits you as you sit down to a “groaning board” filled with the finest food that this season of plenty has to offer. Your Pilgrim hosts – residents of 1627 Plimoth – will spice up your dinner conversation with tales of England – old and new. Discover the table manners and recipes that traveled across the Atlantic with the Pilgrims, and find out about what happened at the famous harvest celebration of 1621. During dinner, you will be entertained with centuries-old psalms and songs and perhaps you will be convinced to join in singing a round or two. Sittings are at 5:30pm. There are also other dates in November. To make reservations, call 800-262-9356 extension 8353. www.plimoth.org

Check out the Healthy Living Magazine Cape Cod Expo in Bourne today. It’s a FREE family friendly event that runs from 10am to 4pm. Visit with Exhibitors in the Health, Fitness and Wellness Field. The event takes place at the Upper Cape Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road in Bourne. For more information, visit www.myhealthylivingmag.com

Sunday October 21st, 2012:

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