What to do with the Kids: July 18th – 20th, 2014

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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 free movie during the summer? Check out the Regal Cinema in Kingston:
www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express

Check out Free Fun Fridays sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation – each Friday for the whole summer museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts will be opening their doors for free for the whole family! Go to http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays for a list of each week’s participating venues.

Take in a Wacky Wednesday concert at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham with the kids! Each Wednesday in July the conservatory hosts a wonderful concert for kids. Bring the whole family to the Conservatory for family fun each Wednesday in July at 10:00 a.m. Here is the line up:

Wed July 23 – Bari Koral Family Rock Band

Wed July 30 – Little Groove

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.

It’s the 140th year of the Brockton Fair! Check out motor cross, rides, music, magic and more through the weekend. For details visit www.brocktonfair.com.

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, July 18th:
Celebrate “National Ice Cream Day” at Gerard Farm today with WATD’s Rob Hakala starting at 12 noon. The first 25 people to join Rob will receive a FREE regular sized ice cream cone. After that, all regular sized ice cream cones will be 99 cents for the rest of the day. Gerard Farm is located on Route 139 in Marshfield. www.gerardturkeyfarm.com

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

How about the Norwell Farmer’s Market at the South Shore Natural Science Center? From 2:00 to 6:30 pm local vendors will be offering their artisan crafts, foods and locally grown fruits and vegetables, while music and children’s activities are provided. Something for the whole family!

The Paragon Park Carousel in Hull is offering Friday morning story time at 10:30 am! Today’s (July 18) story is “Alice in Wonderland”. If you can’t make that, the carousel is open for business from 11:00 am-9:00 pm from Sun-Thurs and until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit www.paragoncarousel.com/ for details.

Saturday, July 19th:

Sunday, July 20th:
Celebrate National Ice Cream month and help raise funds to support the upkeep of the Middleborough Historical Museum during Sundaes on Sunday, a fundraiser for the museum. This is the eighth year for the annual event of old-fashioned summer fun, which is to be held on the grounds of the museum behind the mill houses, 18 Jackson St., today from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Of course, there will be creamy sundaes made of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream topped with strawberries, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. There will be fun for everyone with free entertainment plus games and activities for children. Mike McKeon of Birthdays by Mike will once again entertain children with free twisty balloons. This year to make it more affordable for families, the price for the three-scoop sundae has been lowered to $5 for adults (including children 12 and older), $3 for children (4 to 11), and free for children 3 and younger. In addition there will be baked goods, soda, and water for sale. A popular feature is the raffle table with winners announce at closing .Large tents will provide shade from sun or protection from rain as this is a rain or shine event.

The Marshfield Concert and Entertainment Series on the Town Green takes place this evening at 6:00.  Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as well as snacks and picnic baskets, (no alcohol) to complete the outdoor concert experience, and enjoy the summer sounds. The Sunday evening concerts will be held weather permitting. In case of rain we will attempt to reschedule the performance.  This weekend’s concert features Brian Brian Stratton with Jeffery GainesFor scheduling changes due to weather conditions listen to 95.9 FM WATD.

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

Upcoming Events:
Saturday July 26: Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter fans is coming to the Museum of Fine Arts! Beginning at 1:oo pm, this interactive activity will be magical for the whole family.

Wednesday nights in July – the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham will be hosting free movie nights this month. Movies begin at dusk around 8:30 pm, bring your lawn chairs and bug spray and enjoy the free movies at Hidden Pond.

Project Arts will be holding free summer concerts every Wednesday night through August 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Pilgrim Memorial Park – there will be a different musical act each week in the brand new amphitheater!

The Hingham Shipyard is offering free movies every Thursday night and free concerts every Friday night! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the amphitheater on the water – the shows start at dusk.

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