what to do with the kids this weekend: 1/27/17 – 1/29/17


Don’t forget to check out your local library for great programs for kids of all ages, every day of the week!

Friday, January 27, 2017:

Saturday, January 28, 2017:

Head to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. for the family owl prowl! This event is suitable for kids ages 6 – 18 and the cost is $10 for nonmember adults and kids and $8 for adult members and kids. Explore the world of owls and discover some of the unique adaptations of owls, practice owl calls, and meet some of the museum’s resident owls before going on a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. Great Horned Owls are the most vocal in winter. These birds establish territories and begin nesting behavior in winter, before any of the other birds. You’ll be listening for evidence of this activity as well as looking and listening for other animals of the night. Space is limited and there will be no walk-in registration for this event. You can register online or by calling 617.333.0690.

Henry David Thoreau shared the universal wonder of the night sky with these words: “The stars are the jewels of the night and perchance surpass anything which anything which day has to show.” The clear crisp air of winter creates some of the best opportunities to marvel at stars and their patters that have captured imaginations over the centuries. Kids ages 10-18 and adults will join astronomy enthusiast Peter Reed from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield for his program Star Gazing: Jewels of the Night as he guides you through the constellations. You’ll be given a telescope, binoculars and hot cocoa!! Registration is required by calling 781.837.9400 and cost is $13 for nonmember adults and kids and $10 for member adults and kids.

It’s time to read to Dash today at the Hingham Public Library 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Boo is a Shih Tzu, Dash is Great Dane and Luke is a Labradoodle and they are all wonderful, patient listeners who take turns being read to. Today is Dash’s day for a reading session – reading sessions are 15 minutes and suitable for children ages 4 and up. Please call the children’s department to reserve your preferred date and time. 781.741.1405 x140


Sunday, January 29, 2017:

It’s the 3rd annual Winterfest Celebration in Lakeville today from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Ted Williams Camp With weather permitting the day will include sleigh rides (or carriage and pony rides), ice sculpting (or wood carving), magic and illusion show, face painting, family quiz show, snacks and fireworks! Yes, fireworks! More details on this free event at https://www.facebook.com/WinterfestCelebrationLakeville/?fref=ts



Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton?  www.fullercraft.org

The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.!

Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.

Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.





About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!