What to do with the kids: August 23 – 25, 2013

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Mass Audubon presents “Free Programs on Duxbury Beach” at the Powder Point Bridge, Saturdays until August 31st from 9:30 to 11:00am. Join Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries to learn about wacky marine critters, scavenge for clams and mussels, or play with some sand castle science during this summer’s Duxbury Beach Family Fun Programs. Thanks to support from the Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc., Mass Audubon’s South Shore Sanctuaries will be offering free family fun programs on Saturdays. Some programs require pre-registration but many are drop-in. Parking is on the east side of the Powder Point Bridge on the right. Be sure to tell the harbormaster you’ve come for the Mass Audubon program. All programs are from 9:30-11:00 am. For more information or a paper copy of the 2013 Duxbury Beach calendar, e-mail us at: southshore@massaudubon.org or call 781-837-9400.

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s summer hours are in effect: Ride the carousel Sunday-Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am to 10:00pm. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com..

Check out the King Caesar House, 120 King Caesar Road, on the waterfront in historic Duxbury. The house is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00pm through September 1st. This Federal mansion was built in 1809 for Ezra Weston II, known as “King Caesar” for his worldwide preeminence as a shipbuilder and merchant. Admission: $5 adults; $3 children; free for DRHS members Phone: 781-934-6106.

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.


**The 146th Marshfield Fair runs through Sunday August 25th!!

This agricultural fair draws competitors and visitors alike to the Marshfield Fair Grounds each summer. The fair is open from noon until 10pm each day until Sunday, August 25th. Each day there are arts and crafts activities for the kids, horticulture exhibits and 4-h exhibits as well! Take in all the animals, rides, music and fun for the whole family. www.marshfieldfair.org.


Friday August 23rd, 2013:

Check out the “Free Fun Fridays” program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes 60 museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts. Each Friday this summer, there will be six venues open for free. The program runs through Friday, August 30th. Today the New Bedford Whaling Museum is open with free admission! For the full program schedule and to learn more about Free Fun Fridays, please visit: www.highlandstreet.org.

Check out Family Friday Nights at the Children’s Museum in Boston. From 5 to 9pm admission is only $1 a person. For more info, visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

Experience a classic New England supper on an August evening…19th century style! On Friday, August 23, join food historian Paula Marcoux under the big tent at the Hedge House as she recreates the kind of codfish chowder enjoyed by Plymoutheans 150 years ago. Following a Hedge family recipe from the Antiquarian Society archive, we’ll compound what used to be called a “rare chowder” out of fresh cod, salt pork (homemade from heirloom pigs raised by Marshfield girls), local onions and potatoes, and REAL common crackers from Bent’s in Milton. For dessert, sample two sorts of whortleberry cake from period Plymouth recipes, made from freshly picked local berries. Along the way, hear about cooking and eating and other summer fun at the shore and ponds of Plymouth in days gone by. Don’t miss this delicious venture into the past – seating is limited so reserve your place now!

Tickets: $35 per person; PAS members $30. Pre-paid reservations required; all tickets are non-refundable. Click here to download a reservation form, or order your tickets online with PayPal at www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org. Email pasm@verizon.net or call 508-746-0012 for more information. For a full listing of upcoming events, visit www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org.

Saturday August 24th, 2013:

Check out the “Feed the Animals” event today at 10:00am. Visit as the naturalists take time to stop and visit with all of the animals and give them what they need most – food! Learn what an iguana eats, what our turtles prefer and what our snakes need to survive. For more information, visit www.ssnsc.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Check out the “Meet an Animal” event today at 2pm. Join us for a chance to meet a different animal every week. Could be a turtle, could be a bullfrog, could be an owl. Whooo knows? The event is free with admission to the South Shore Natural Science Center. or more information, visit www.ssnsc.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

It’s time for the Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival today from 10:30am-7pm and it’s free to the public. Enjoy over 220 artisans and crafters, lots of entertainment, Motor Head’s Cruise-In Car Show, America’s Hometown Sing Off, the Ducky Dash and lots of kids activities. For more information visit www.plymouthwaterfrontfestival.com.

While you’re in Plymouth today check out Pilgrim Aviation’s Grand Opening celebration at the Plymouth Airport, Gate 2 from noon to 4pm. WATD will be broadcasting live! Fun for the whole family! For more details visit www.flypilgrim.com.


Sunday August 25th, 2013:

It’s the 85th birthday week of the Paragon Carousel in Hull! Kids, bring your grandparents to the carousel because they are offering free rides and ice cream all week for anyone who is 85 year’s old!


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.




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