What to do with the kids: Friday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17 2014


Weekend Events:
Ned Bangs from the Marshfield Recreation Department says the summer community brochure is ready and available. Please click the link to find out more. www.townofmarshfield.org/government-departments-recreation.htm

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, May 16th, 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, May 17th, 2014:
Looking for an adventure, right where you live?  Looking for an outdoor activity that family and friends can do together, practically in your back yard? Come to Pine Fest in Myles Standish State Forest today!  Pine Fest is a free multi-cultural celebration that is being held from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Charge Pond Campground Pavilion in Myles Standish State Forest. You’ll be able to learn to shoot a bow and arrow, paddle a kayak, and ride a horse. You will also be able to hike with a forest ranger and learn the secrets of making charcoal and baking bread in a stone oven. This will also be your chance to really learn how to use that GPS that practically everyone carries around with them. At Pine Fest you can go orienteering, preserve flowers and carve wood sculptures.  There will be games, arts and crafts and demonstrations. For more information and to see the full lineup of information, visit http://www.pinebarrensalliance.org/pinefesthome.asp

Also, throughout the day there will be special programs that will help you understand how people past and present depend on and interact with the land.  Learn how to make an authentic Wampanoag shelter.  Meet Frederick Law Olmstead. Listen to stories by Big Ryan and his puppets.  Take home natural products.  And there will be food and music including Angry Pete among others. Yes, you have a big back yard, a special place called the Pine Barrens.  Find out how this forest came to be by visiting the Flora II, a natural science lab on wheels. Let those who know and love this region share their passion with you. Stay the whole day and then as the sun falls behind the trees, roast marshmallows around a camp fire while singing camp songs and listening to owl calls. Pine Fest will be easy to find.  Just enter Myles Standish State Forest and then follow the Pitch Pine signs to Charge Pond.  There’ll be plenty of free parking.  Bring you bicycles and start at Fearing Pond with an official safety check-up of your bike by “Gilly” Gilbert. From there you can take a guided ride to the event at Charge Pond.  If you like, you can spend the night.   Camping will be open and reservations are available through ReserveAmerica.com. Pine Fest is sponsored by the Southeastern Pine Barrens Alliance and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation through the generosity of the Massachusetts Cultural Councils of the towns of Carver, Duxbury, Middleborough, Plymouth and Wareham and the A.D. Makepeace Company. To sign up for archery lessons or a hands on baking experience or for more information go to www.pinebarrensalliance.org Questions? Go to sempba@pinebarrensalliance.org Open your door and look around: there you are!

Head to Hingham today for the Taste of Hingham from noon until three in historic downtown Hingham. In addition to yummy food there will be live music and horse drawn hayrides as well as arts and crafts for the kids. Visit tasteofhingham.com for details

Sunday, May 18th, 2014:               
Check out the Myles Standish Monument Opening & Nature Scavenger Hunt! By special arrangement the Myles Standish Monument on Crescent Street in Duxbury will be open Sunday, May 18th from 1 pm to 3 pm in conjunction with the Open Space Committee’s Nature Scavenger Hunt. The Nature Scavenger Hunt is a free event geared towards families with children, but is open to “kids” of all ages. So come climb the monument, see what natural treasures you can find, and enjoy some refreshments.


The Marshfield Recreation Department has a FREE Tennis event coming up in May. Saturday, May 24 for a free morning of tennis. Great for new players, those who have not played in a long time as well as current players.  Mr. Gary Pina, President of USTA, New England and staff will conduct this FREE Clinic.  We will have 5 new courts at the High School to use. If you have a racquet bring one, if you don’t have one, no worries, you will be able to borrow one. The Clinic will run for two hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be geared for player’s age 5 through adult.  Questions? Contact the Recreation Department 781.834.5543

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