What to do with the kids: Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014

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

How about a $1 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!

Don’t forget the Free Fun Fridays, every Friday, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation! On Friday, August 22 admission is free to the Boston Children’s Museum!

Just a few days left to get to the Marshfield Fair! Open from noon until 10pm daily, check out marshfieldfair.org for the daily schedule of special events!


Friday, August 22, 2014:
Head to Scituate today, to the Town Hall, for Touch a Truck fun! From 9-12 you can get your hands on some of the everyday trucks you see on the roads of the South Shore.

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

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
Saturday, August 23 , 2014:
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.

On Saturday and Sunday, this weekend and next weekend at 10:30 a.m., take a guided tour of Fort Warren designed especially for children and their families.
Fort Warren, on George’s Island, was built to defend the port of Boston and was staffed with soldiers for about 90 years. Now a National Historic Landmark, Warren held captured Confederates during the Civil War. Common guided tour themes include, Civil War prison life, design and evolution of the fort, armaments history, social history, and the World War I and World War II years.

This tour will feature the stories and folklore of Fort Warren and move quickly through the Fort’s dark tunnels and rooms. This event is designed for children of all ages. This event is free but you must pay for the ferry to the island. For details visit their website here. And while you’re on George’s Island, join Park Rangers at 2:15pm as they share this famed folklore tale of the ghost that haunts Fort Warren. Park Rangers will tell this dynamic story before leading the group through the dark tunnels of Fort Warren. The Lady in Black is supposedly an apparition on George’s Island; a young woman in black robes that wanders about the grounds. She is Mrs. Andrew Lanier, wife of a Confederate soldier that was imprisoned there in 1861. Edward Rowe Snow, a 20th century local historian, had popularized the myth. This free event is also designed especially for kids, happening this and next Saturday and Sunday at 2:15pm.

Sunday, August 24, 2014:            
Hingham Police are hosting their annual Family Fun Day today from 11am-2pm at Cronin Field behind the Central Fire Station. You’ll have a chance to see police cars, motorcycles, fire trucks as well as Coast Guard Boats and Army National Guard Trucks. Kids can participate in pony rides, the petting zoo, dunk tank, moon walk and face painting. You’ll have a chance to see a K-9 demonstration and a State Police helicopter landing – weather permitting. Grab a hamburger or hot dog and a cold drink and don’t forget about cookie decorating too! For details head to hpd.org!

Head to Sandwich to the Heritage Museum and Gardens for their Even Bigger Big Bugs Bash! This event is free with Museum admission from 10am-6pm. Participate in the insect safari where you visit all ten David Rogers’ Big Bugs sculptures and learn bug facts. You can make your own insects to take home with crafty critters in Hidden Hollow and at noon you can make your own costume and join the dance party at the Bug Ball on the Hidden Hollow Stage at noon! For details visit heritagemuseumandgardens.org!


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

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