What to do with the Kids: March 21st – 23rd, 2014

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Weekend 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, March 21st, 2014:
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, March 22nd, 2014:
Check out the “Gardening Green Expo” today from 11:00am to 3:00pm  at Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Route 3A (85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy.), in Scituate. Gardening can be a fun, family summer project so gather the family and head to the Gardening Green Expo in Scituate! It will be a weekend full of great new, and traditional gardening ideas including how to create a pallet garden, best practices for growing vegetables from seeds, and information on goats (plus they will be there for petting).  The Expo will also feature Lexie Williams a 15 year-old, from the Magical Moon Foundation, who has written an organic cookbook called Lexie’s Gift. Anyone interested in Green Gardening is welcome. The event is FREE and is sponsored by NSRWA, Greenscapes.org and Kennedy’s Country Gardens.

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014:          
Check out the “Gardening Green Expo” today from 11:00am to 3:00pm  at Kennedy’s Country Gardens, Route 3A (85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy.), in Scituate. Gardening can be a fun, family summer project so gather the family and head to the Gardening Green Expo in Scituate! It will be a weekend full of great new, and traditional gardening ideas including how to create a pallet garden, best practices for growing vegetables from seeds, and information on goats (plus they will be there for petting).  The Expo will also feature Lexie Williams a 15 year-old, from the Magical Moon Foundation, who has written an organic cookbook called Lexie’s Gift. Anyone interested in Green Gardening is welcome. The event is FREE and is sponsored by NSRWA, Greenscapes.org and Kennedy’s Country Gardens.

Upcoming:
Puddles come and puddles go, and so do vernal pools. Awesome creatures such as spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp use these pools to lay their eggs, and turtles visit them to find food.   Join the fun at the South Shore Natural Science Center for a Vernal Pool Party on Saturday, March 29th from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Celebrate these unique and wonderful wetlands and discover what secrets they hold.  Family event; please dress for the weather.   $5 Science Center and SSYMCA members/ $7 nonmembers.

On Sunday, March 30th at 2:00pm, back by popular demand, the South Shore Natural Science Center is hosting the Rainforest Reptiles Show.  Join herpetologist Michael Ralbovsky of Rainforest Reptile Shows and meet his vast reptile menagerie.  At the end of the show, you may hold an alligator – if you dare! It’s a fun and educational show for the whole family.  Advance ticket sales only – call 781-659-2559; $7 members/ $10 nonmembers. Please visit www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org for more information; call 781-659-2559 to register for programs.

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society invites the public to a free tour of Burial Hill to be held Saturday, April 5th at 1 pm. More than forty original gravestones dated between 1681 and 1720 survive on Burial Hill. Trace these early grave markers, and rediscover them as cultural records of the transition from Plymouth Colony to Massachusetts Bay, when 17th century Puritans were becoming 18th century provincial colonists. Stephen O’Neill, curator of Pilgrim Hall Museum, guides us through the dying days of the last of the First Comers, better known as the Pilgrims. Early Gravestones on Burial Hill is part of the Antiquarian Society’s program, Burial Hill: History in Progress that will continue through the year 2020. Each year the Society will present a series of history expeditions on Burial Hill, one of America’s oldest and most significant burying grounds. Tours will be offered on the first Saturday of every month at 1 pm (excepting January).

Looking for something fun for your children to do during spring break in a positive and supportive environment?  The Soule Homestead Education Center is accepting registrations for children ages 5–10, in an outdoor farm-based nature vacation program.  Dedicated to teaching children about our environment for over 22 years, the hands-on interactive program is designed to spark children’s life long interest in nature, build self-confidence and develop social skills. Located on 120-acres of pristine farm land, children in the program will look for clues in the environment that signal the arrival of spring. Besides exploring the grounds, children can try their hand at organic farming, create nature inspired arts and crafts, and exercise their mind and body with interactive games. Each day has a specific theme, starting on Tuesday with Earth Day, Spring Peepers (Wednesday), Wild Night Animals (Thursday) and ending on Friday with Sheep to Sweater. New this year Soule is introducing a Garden Program starting right before the April Vacation Program 9 – 9:30am. Children will get hands-on experience by transplanting, planting and/or harvesting in the Educational Garden and greenhouse.  The cost is $2 per day for a member and $3 for a non-member.

The April Vacation Program runs Tuesday, April 22, through Friday, April 25, 9:30am – 12 noon. Sign your child up for a day or multiple days. You do not have to be a member to participate. Per day price: $13 member, $15 non-member. 4 day week price: $45 member, $53 non-member. Pre-registration and payment is requested by Friday, April 18. Soule Homestead is an educational non-profit specializing in nature farm-based instruction located at 46 Soule St. Middleboro, MA 02346. 508-947-6744. www.soulehomestead.org

46 Soule St
Middleboro, MA 02346
(508) 947 6744

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