what to do with the kids this weekend: 3/9 – 3/11/18

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This weekend head to the South Shore Model Railway Club & Museum in Bare Cove Park for their show and open house on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Your admission ticket is good for both days. You can check out the permanent layout while visiting layouts from other clubs. Check out the white elephant table, the train dealer tables and demonstration clinics as well as rail movies, apparel and food for sale. www.ssmrc.org.

If you have a Paw Patrol fan in your family you can head to Boston’s Wang Theatre Saturday and Sunday to take in Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure! http://www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/paw-patrol-2018 

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018:

Bare Cove Fire Museum’s open house is today from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Relive an exciting era in the history of fire service in America with a special focus on the Hingham Fire Department!

Mamasteph visits the John Curtis Free Library in Hanover today at 11:00 a.m.!

The 12th annual Kids Fitness Festival takes place today at Whitman-Hanson High School from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is an indoor event where families can have fun while sampling healthy food samples and trying new activities. There will be an obstacle course, dance and karate demonstrations, fire and police exhibits and a lot more! Tickets are sold at the door and admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Panther Education Trust which provides grants for enrichment programs at the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District.

Today from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. you can learn all about Ukrainian egg decorating at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. You’ll learn the traditional wax resist method, using a metal stylus, which is heated in an open candle flame, thin layers of beeswax are applied to the egg shell before dipping in into brilliant liquid dyes. The wax protects the surface of the egg so that multiple colors can be applied. To finish, the wax is melted off to reveal a spectrum of color and pattern. The cultural meaning of traditional motifs will be explained and demonstrated but the focus of the class will be on the technique. Eggs and all other materials will be provided by the museum, and you can take your eggs home, too. This program is designed for ages 16 and up and the cost is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. https://fullercraft.org/product/ukrainian-style-egg-decorating/ 

For kids 6 and older, head to the North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and join teacher naturalists Judy Macioci and Doug Lowry for another South Shore Explorations Tour, today for a hike around North Hill Marsh in Duxbury. This popular hiking spot offers great views of wintering ducks, mixed forest, glacial evidence with a few hills along the way. You’ll have a few breaks along the way, hoping to see early signs of spring. The crew will bring binoculars and hot cocoa too! Registration is required and you can do so online or by calling 781.837.9400. Cost is $10 for adult members, $7 for child members, $13 for adult nonmembers and $9 for child nonmembers. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:startDate=1520658000:endDate=1520744400:whatTags[]=exclude_camps:program_code=56558

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Salty, a certified reading and therapy 13-year-old Chihuahua. Salty will be at the Hingham Library today and he is available for 15-minute sessions from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Call the library to reserve your spot: 781.741.1405 ext. 1403.

Also at the Hingham Library from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. enjoy a puppet show with Puppeteer Patricia Boyloan. Patricia, a Hingham resident, has been an active puppeteer for many years. She tells classic children’s stories through the voices and gestures of her wonderful hand puppets. She uses a traditional puppet stage, lights and a sound system! During the performance she also helps kids understand this special art form and she shows how they can also become puppeteers with simple materials from home. This program is ideal for preschool children through grade 3.

  

Sunday, March 11, 2018:

It’s Maple Day at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. All ages are welcome as you explore maple history, culture, and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch how it is boiled into syrup! The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tree tapping, sweet treats, historical interpreters, fun crafts and lots of hands-on activities. The cost is $5 for members, $8 for non-members and kids under 3 are free. The fee includes admission to the EcoZone. http://southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org/event/maple-day-2018/

 

Today is the day! It’s time for the Plymouth Philharmonic’s Family Concert Rising Stars Showcase at Memorial Hall at 3:00 p.m. today. Bring the kids, nieces and nephews and grandkids to an afternoon of sheer musical delight. Meet the Phil musicians and their instruments during the pre-concert instrument demonstration – the perfect way to test-drive many instruments. The hour-long Phil concert includes performances by the Plymouth Children’s Chorus and the winner of the South Shore Conservatory’s Youth Concerto Competition. Family-friendly ticket prices make this an affordable, fun way to experience the magic of live orchestra music!  http://www.plymouthphil.org/plymouth-philharmonic-concert-4.asp

 

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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