What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Scituate Heritage Days is this weekend, and the fun kicks off Friday night with First Friday Night where shops are open later, the Satuit Band Concert at St. Mary’s at 7:30 and the luminaria along the coastline at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Front Street and Cole Parkway fill with artisans, vendors and music. Free childrens’ events include art tents and art workshops along the Art Alley on Front Street, a baby animal petting zoo, a chance to meet Belle and Ariel – and have a sword fight with a pirate. Get your silly on with the Toe Jam Puppet Band, too on Saturday morning. Carnival rides and games and food and boat races too. Scituate is the place to be this weekend! Great music on Cole Parkway all day as well both Saturday and Sunday. The complete schedule with exact times is online at http://scituatechamber.org/

 

The Paragon Carousel Summer Hours run Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hours on Friday, June 9 are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday June 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Middleborough Krazy Days, an outdoor summer festival with free entertainment for all ages, is Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There will be lots of creative, interactive and educational kid’s activities, a touch-a-truck event, the Fun Bus will be onsite as well as an inflatable obstacle course. Visit Krazy Days on Facebook for more details! https://www.facebook.com/krazydays

 

Friday, August 4, 2017:

Friday morning story time at the Paragon Carousel in Hull takes place today at 10:30 a.m. Today’s characters: Anna!

 

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program is underway and today you can visit, for free admission, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on the Boston Common, the Old State House in Boston, and The Greenway Carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston,  to name a few.  http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-august-4-2017

 

It’s Fireworks Friday at the Brockton Rox game! Game starts at 7:00 p.m. and the fireworks follow the game. http://www.brocktonrox.com

 

Saturday, August 5, 2017:

Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach take place from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Today you’ll learn about prehistoric life on the beach, a.k.a. horseshoe crabs! Doug Lowry will help you celebrate this ancient beast as you build sand sculptures depicting both this unique creature and its fellow citizens of the beach. Be sure to bring your buckets and pails! Kids of all ages can join Doug for this free program. All programs at the beach meet in the lot on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge. Let the harbormaster know you are attending the Mass Audubon program. Non-residents are permitted to use the lot while attending the program.

 

How can one animal inspire so much fear yet produce one of the most beautiful objects in nature? We’re talking about spiders! Today at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. you’ll take a closer look at webs and the spiders that create them as you explore the edges of Trailside’s pond. You’ll learn some simple techniques to get a closer look at these secretive creatures, and you’ll make discoveries about Trailside’s spider residents. Registration is required for this event, which is designed for the family (kids ages 5-18 years old). Cost is $8 for adult and kid members, $10 for adult and kid non-members. Call 617.333.0690 to register or do so online HERE.

 
Sunday, August 6, 2017:

It’s Family Fun Day and Fan Appreciation Day at the Brockton Rox game today. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and the game starts at 4:00 p.m. You have a chance to play catch on the field and meet the players before game and run the bases after the game.   http://www.brocktonrox.com/

 

Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 

 

The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  

 

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

 

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

Check out the Teddy Bear Picnic at the historic Winslow House on Friday July 28th at 10:30 a.m. It’s a colonial build-a-bear. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever. There will be games, tasty treats and a celebration of summer. Please call 781-837-5753 or email info@winslowhouse.org and give your name and the number of children you are registering. $10 per child. Reservations required. 

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