what to do with the kids: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24, 2017


Image from King Richard’s Faire website

King Richard’s Faire is back for the 36th year and is open through Sunday, October 22. Minstrels, knights, fire-eating entertainers, frolicking faeries, talented dancers and artisans and animals galore are a part of the faire which allows you to travel back in time and escape reality on 80 acres of enchanted woods in Carver. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for kids 4-11 – cash only. You can purchase tickets online and see the schedule of special events and theme weekends at kingrichardsfaire.net.   


The Department of Conservation and Recreation in Duxbury will be opening Myles Standish Monument Saturdays and Sundays in the month of September from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Visitors will be able to climb the 125 steps of the Myles Standish Monument to the top, where there is a small viewing area allowing visitors to take in the beautiful panoramic view of the fall foliage of Southeastern Massachusetts, from the Blue Hills to Cape Cod. Built in 1898, this 116-foot granite monument was built in honor of its namesake, Captain Myles Standish who arrived on the shores of a new world with the Pilgrims in 1620. Located on Crescent Street in Duxbury, there is no charge to access the monument. The monument is not wheelchair accessible. No restroom on site. Thunderstorms and heavy rain will close the monument. Call 508-208-0675 for more information.


Saturday, September 23, 2017:

The Pembroke Titans against Drugs is hosting their 4th annual pumpkin patch FUNdraiser today from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Green at the Community Center. You can buy your pumpkins, enjoy the bake sale or play in the bounce house or the obstacle course. There will be music and face painting and you can have your photo taken with Pikachu or Captain America Minion and so much more!


Join Amy Quist, Education Coordinator for the South Shore Sanctuaries of the Mass Audubon for a Saturday morning on the pond at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. From 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. you’ll explore Webster Pond, using dip nets to catch dragonfly nymphs, discover the unique adaptations of caddisly larva and help conduct water tests to learn what the pond environment needs to stay healthy. Limited to just a few families, the small group size will allow for lots of hands-on investigating from the special ponding platform, as well as a peek in the wet panne! Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfy shoes for the short walk to the pond. The cost is $8 for adult members and $7 for child members; $10 for adult nonmembers and $9 for child nonmembers. Perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Register online or call 781.837.9400. http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=5:program_code=55055


The Pembroke Celebrates Committee invites you to the fantastic fireworks display from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the high school’s athletic fields to celebrate and say thank you to those who work and volunteer in town. There will be a moon bounce, the Pembroke High School band will perform and so much more. Fireworks will commence when it’s dark, around 7:30 p.m.


Ned Bangs from the town of Marshfield let us know about some fun fall programs kicking off today for the kids: pre-school T ball for kids ages 3-6 runs each Saturday until October 28 (6 classes total) and also Mini sports for the same ages, same day, just a later time. T-ball is 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. and mini sports, introducing kids to soccer, kickball and t ball, runs from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Give the recreation department a call for more details and to register the kids: 781.834.5543. Cost is $85. Also, you can ask about their adult programs too like pickle ball, badminton, basketball and volleyball!


Head to the Hingham Public Library to read to Boo! Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Boo, an adorable Shih Tzu, a certified reading and therapy dog. Boo is available for 15 minute sessions from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please call to schedule your reading session which is perfect for kids ages 4 and older. 781.741.1405 x1403.


Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the invention of Fluff today from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Union Square in Somerville! What the Fluff? Is the 12th annual festival which features music, a Fluff cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age! Flufffestival.com !


Sunday, September 24, 2017:

Today from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Quirk Cars Round-up at the Marshfield Fair Grounds. It’s a free event for car loves where you can get up close to muscle cars to antiques and off-road rigs. Food trucks will be on site for lunch too


The Slow Down, Move Over Touch A Truck takes place at the Spring Street lot in Bridgewater today from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Touch trucks, cars, enjoy face painting, music, raffles, food vendors and more as you learn about the Slow Down, Move Over law. $2 per person for entry for a $10 family max; kids under 2 are free.



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.



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