what to do with the kids this weekend – Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2018


Pilgrim Memorial State Park announces its 2018 Interpretive Programming Schedule.  You can take Park Walking Tours Daily at 11 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM – these are free, 30 to 40 minute tours. Want to learn more about the Plymouth story? Take a guided walk with one of our park staff! Topics vary day to day, check the flyer on the park kiosk for the description of each day’s events. Meet at the park kiosk near the bathroom. Also, run throughout the day (check the A-frame next to the rock for more details), is their It’s All About That Rock program. World-famous Plymouth Rock is said to be the site of the Pilgrims’ landing in 1620. What is its story? Why is it important? What does it represent? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this ten-minute program as we discuss the reasons Plymouth Rock remains important to us today. Meet in the Plymouth Rock Portico. All programs are free and appropriate for kids ages 8 and up. For more details call 508.208.0675.


Friday, April 27:

MamaSteph’s at the Norwell Public Library from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 28:

It’s the annual sheep shearing festival at Weir River Farm in Hingham from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.! The new flock of Suffolk sheep have arrived and it’s time to prepare them for warmer weather with a nice, fresh shearing! This year’s festivities not only include shearing demonstrations and spinning demonstrations but there will be plenty of games, crafts and of course a chance for you to meet all the barnyard animals! You will be able to see herding demonstrations too – watch how border collies and their handlers take care of their flock. Bring your appetite for the food trucks too! Rob, Lisa and Larry will be at the farm from noon until 3:00 p.m. also!

Today is Mass Audubon’s annual statewide volunteer day from 9:00 a.m – noon. Join the team at Tidemarsh Farms in Plymouth or the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield for a morning of family fun as you spruce up the trails, gardens, and nature centers and dive into other spring cleaning projects. There are plenty of activities planned for all ages and abilities, whether you’re looking for kid-friendly work (preparing gardens for spring planting) or more strenuous activities (trail restoration). You can spend the morning helping one of 17 wildlife sanctuaries get a jump on spring while you reconnect with nature. Come alone, bring your family, or invite a group of friends to join you. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time exploring—and enjoying—the sanctuary when the morning’s work is done. Mass Audubon would like you to register on the weblink because there are different jobs for different age groups and interests. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/volunteer/statewide-volunteer-day

Today the Steeple School and Trinity Church on Highland Street in Marshfield will host a free event for families called Kids Fest! The day starts at 10am with all hands drumming and a performance by MamaSteph at noon time. She’s singing a happy 55th birthday to the Steeple School with birthday cake for all. There will be games and crafts along with activities and refreshments and more. Please bring a non-perishable item for the Marshfield Food Pantry. You can find more details on their Facebook page.

Sunday, April 29:

Scituate Public Library offers chess for beginners at 2:00 p.m. today for kids ages 6 – 10 and for kids 11 plus, including adults at 3:00 p.m. Join instructor Michael Yezukevich for fun, hands-on instructions. You’ll learn the basics of chess, how to move pieces and win the game! This is a drop in program, no registration required and all materials provided.

Make a fun, and functional, Mother’s Day gift for the mom in your world to cherish for years to come at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton today from 1:00  – 2:30 p.m.! With flowers pots ans their canvas, kids can experiment and create to the limits of their imaginations and creativity. All materials are nontoxic and safe for all ages. When you’re finished, leave it with the crew at the museum who will fire it for you – and the glazed and fired pots will be ready to pick up in about a week. Plants or flowers not included! All ages are welcome, the fee is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Register online:  https://fullercraft.org/event/mothers-day-gift-workshop/



About Lisa Azizian

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