What to do with the Kids: September 20th – 22nd, 2013

Weekend Events:

It’s the 37th Annual Corn Festival at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This festival celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of New England…its foods, crafts and traditions centered on the fall harvest.  Old-fashioned highlights include traditional and colonial craft demonstrations, musical performers, craft activities, games and the Kernel’s Kitchen featuring our famous corn chowder!  Plus nature walks, animal demonstrations, hayrides and more. $10 for adults, $8 for children with discounts for SSNSC Members. For more info visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

The Paragon Carousel in Hull’s fall hours are in effect: Fridays from 4pm until Dusk. Saturday and Sunday hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, visit www.paragoncarousel.com

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.

Friday September 20th, 2013:
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

Saturday September 21st, 2013:
Don’t forget today is the “Endless Summer Waterfront Festival” today from 12noon to 5:00pm. It’s Hull’s great annual end-of-summer street bash! A great place for families and people of all ages! With lots of great food, from lobster rolls and hot dogs, to quahogs and Mediterranean foods and family-friendly entertainment. Teens can find lots to do as well with great shopping and the arcades. This annual event is FREE and open to the public. Featuring local vendors, restaurants, live bands and a Petting Zoo. Find out more at www.endlesssummerhull.com

The Marshfield Historical Society’s 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration is today from 4 to 7pm at the Daniel Webster Estate, 238 Webster Street in Marshfield. Invited guests include Stephen G. Robbins, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Representative Jim Cantwell, Senator Robert Hedland, and Timothy A. Davidson, President of the Marshfield Historical Society. There will also be a special visit from “Marcia Thomas”, Marshfield’s first historian, as portrayed by Marshfield Historical Society Curator Dorothy MacMullen. The students who won the Marshfield Historical Society’s Essay Contest Winners will be recognized by Marshfield Historical Society 100th Anniversary Committee member Eva Gilarde. The winning essays will be placed in the Marshfield Historical Society’s Time Capsule, which is to be buried on October 5th, 2013. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be a special birthday cake, as well! Pictures of Lysander S. Richards and the other founders of the Historical Society will be on display, along with some biographical information. Come help the Marshfield Historical Society celebrate their first one hundred years,! Visit with the members of the Historical Society as we mark this important milestone, and help us look forward to the next one hundred years!  For your reservation, please send in a $25 donation for each person attending to: Marshfield Historical Society, c/o Cathy Brennan, PO Box 520, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051.

Sunday September 22nd, 2013:        
Learn about the world of dye plants at the Harlow Old Fort House today from 10:00am to 2:00pm, rain or shine. Members of the Harlow House Fiber Guild demonstrate natural dyeing techniques using goldenrod, madder, black walnut hulls, oak bark and marigolds to get vibrant blues, yellows, reds and subtle browns. Prior to 1856 when synthetic dyes were introduced, plants, tree bark, and other natural dyes were used to color yarns, fibers, and clothing. Plant dyeing continues today and can be a much more sustainable way to obtain beautiful and intense colors. Find out about safe ways to dye and observe the colorful magic of traditional dyeing during this free-to-the-public event. Tours of the historic Harlow House are also available, and families are invited to try hands-on craft activities; refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by the Plymouth Antiquarian Society. www.plymouthantiquariansociety.org

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