What to do with the Kids: November 22nd – 24th, 2013

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Weekend Events:
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration takes place this weekend in Plymouth. Events are going on all day Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 24th.  The Parade begins Saturday at 11am at Holmes Field on Court Street in North Plymouth along Main Street to Water Street. Also on Saturday from 11am-4pm sample chowders, soups, desserts & more at the New England Food Festival. Saturday & Sunday visit the heated Crafter’s Pavilions & Kids Activity Tent. Concerts are held on Friday & Saturday night at Plymouth’s Memorial Hall. Visit the web link for more information & schedule of events:

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.

Visit the New England Aquarium. For more information, call 617-973-5206 or visit www.neaq.org.

Friday November 22nd, 2013:
Bring the family to the Tree Lighting at Colony Place this evening at 6. There will be a Mad Scientist show, Baldy the dancing elf, dance performance from local dance troups and professional ballroom dancers, live music, story time with Mrs. Claus, costume characters and more. www.colonyplace.com

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 November 23rd, 2013:
Santa Arrives at Colony Place in Plymouth today from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm. There will be hayrides with Santa, face painting, and hot cocoa. www.colonyplace.com

How about a “Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims” today at 5:30? 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. Visit www.plimoth.org for more information

It’s “Fall Discovery Day” today from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Colorful leaves twist in the breeze as birds overhead are flying south. Join in for a day of hands-on exploration to see what the season will bring as you explore the science and fun of the fall season! This event happens rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org

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.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.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.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org or contact the South Shore Natural Science Center at 781-659-2559.

Sunday November 24th, 2013:       
It’s the “Santa Hat Challenge 2013” today from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Brockton is still determined to set the World Record for the most Santa hats at one gathering! Join your friends, neighbors and fellow Brocktonians in wearing a Santa hat at the Santa Hat Challenge 2013.Official count at 2pm! This annual event is free and fun for the whole family and includes activities for everyone. For more information, visit www.santahatchallenge.com/Brockton.html

Do you have an event coming up? Email me at Robhakala@959watd.com



About Rob Hakala

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