What to do with the kids: Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

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

How about a free movie during the summer on Tuesday or Wednesday? Check out the Regal Cinema in Kingston: www.regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express.

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Let the Art Touch You! A variety of special exhibitions await your discovery. 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.  Visit www.mos.org.

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

You can watch a free movie outdoors at the Hingham Shipyard each Thursday night this summer. For the complete schedule visit hinghamlaunch.com.

Thursdays at 6pm the Cohasset Rec department has free summer concerts at 6pm at the Cohasset Commons!

 

Friday, August 1, 2014:
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.

Don’t forget weekly story time every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Paragon Carousel in Hull! Visit paragoncarousel.com for the schedule of stories throughout the summer!

On both Friday and Saturday head to Middleborough for Krazy Days from 10am-5pm, the annual street fair in the historic downtown business district of Middleborough. The festival features vendor booths showcasing arts, crafts, and food.  Cultural events include hourly live entertainment by local talent.  Enjoy creative, interactive and educational children’s activities.   Shop local businesses for unique festival offerings!  Fun for the entire family! For details visit middleboroughonthemove.org.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014:
Today, and also on the first Saturday of September and October, is your chance to Discover Quincy. With a $5 wrist band you’ll be granted admission to 5 historical sites: the Adams National Historical Park, the Adams Crypt at the Church of Presidents, the Quincy Historical Museum at the former Adams Academy Building, the Josiah Quincy House, and the Dorothy Quincy Homestead. Children under 16 are admitted free and a shuttle service will connect the sites between 10am and 4pm. The Discover Quincy Days also will highlight attractions such as the John Adams and Abigail Adams statues, the granite ball in City Hall Plaza and the Hancock Cemetery. A historical interpreter will be on hand to guide visitors though the cemetery. For more information, visit discoverquincy.com.

Visit Scituate Heritage Days on Saturday and Sunday! On Front Street and Cole Parkway you’ll see artisans and hear music beginning at 9am until 5pm! There will be amusement rides for the kids and lots of kid’s activities too like the Art Workshop Tent projects which will include murals, collages and other painting activities. The Toe Jam Puppet Band performs at 9:15 am on Saturday for a free family concert at the bandstand on Cole Parkway. There will be boat races at 2pm on Saturday also. For more details visit scituatechamber.org.

It’s the second annual Forefathers Family Fun Day from noon until 4pm at the Forefathers Monument in Plymouth! Come and see performances by Plymouth North High Schools a cappella group Northern Lights, New England Bluegrass band Four Bridges, and the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers and more! You’ll see live reenactments of the Gettysburg Address and the 1st Regiment  of Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and hear the story of Squanto from Timothy Turner of Plymouth Native Tours. Local vendors Wicked Smokin’ BBQ and others will be serving up treats for the whole family! For details, visit plymouthma400.org. This event is free!

Visit the Open Barnyard at Weir River Farm in Hingham! Join us for the chance to get an up-close look at the animals that call Weir River Farm home! No need to pre-register, just come on down to the farm. Note: This program will not run if there is heavy rain or thunderstorms. Today from 10am-2pm, this event is free to the members of the Trustees of Reservations and $3 for nonmembers. Contact weirriverfarm@ttor.org or 781.740.7233 for more details.

Head to Middleborough for Krazy Days from 10am-5pm, the annual street fair in the historic downtown business district of Middleborough. The festival features vendor booths showcasing arts, crafts, and food.  Cultural events include hourly live entertainment by local talent.  Enjoy creative, interactive and educational children’s activities.   Shop local businesses for unique festival offerings!  Fun for the entire family! For details visit middleboroughonthemove.org.

The Marshfield Townwide Sand Sculpture contest takes place today at Rexhame Beach from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. (The Raindate is Sunday August 3rd) Enjoy this annual family event sponsored by The Molisse Realty Group. Categories for Families, Children, Youth and Adults!  Prizes and fun for all. A good reason to get up and out of bed . Sign up the day of the event at Rexhame Beach. Entry forms available at the Recreation  Office, 900 Ferry Street, 781-834-5543, and at The Molisse Realty Group, 23 Snow Road, Marshfield (Webster Square). Call 781-837-5600 and ask for the Sand Castle King, Big John Cullen.

Sunday, August 3, 2014:              
Visit Scituate Heritage Days today! On Front Street and Cole Parkway you’ll see artisans and hear music beginning at 9am until 5pm! There will be amusement rides for the kids and lots of kid’s activities too like the Art Workshop Tent projects which will include murals, collages and other painting activities. Visit scituatechamber.org for all the details.

 

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Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News! Having spent two years co-producing and co-hosting South Shore Live on 95.9 WATD every Monday from 8:00 pm – 10:00