what to do with the kids: Friday, May 25 – Monday, May 27, 2018


Image from the Mass Center for Native American Awareness Facebook page.


The 25th annual spring planting moon pow-wow and Native American Arts & Crafts Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Marshfield Fair Grounds from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The pow-wow is a way Native Americans celebrate the Spring Planting Moon through song, dance, storytelling, and a way to thank Mother Earth for the three main staples that are planted annually around this time for sustenance of our families: beans, corn and squash. Within most Native traditions, they are known as The Three Sisters. There will be inter-tribal dancing and dance demonstrations, educational workshops by Claudia Fox Tree, flute music performances by Sicanni Purizaca, craft -making for the kids with Mashpee Wampanoag artist Kerri Helme where you can make a corn husk doll and also make clothing and jewelry for the doll. You can make a traditional pinch pot, too. There will also be storytelling and so much more. Admission is $5, seniors and MCNAA members, $4. Kids 4 – 12, $3 and children 3 and younger are admitted for free. For more details, including pow-wow etiquette, pleas visit http://www.mcnaa.org/spring-planting-moon-pow-wow-marshfield-fairgrounds—may-26-27-2018.html

The 42nd annual North River Arts Society’s Festival of the Arts takes place on Saturday and Sunday in Marshfield Hills offering fun for the whole family! It’s a block-party-style celebration of the arts, running 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days from the Marshfield Hills General Store towards the North River Arts Society headquarters at 157 Old Main Street. Admission to the two-day festival is free and kids can enjoy the Children’s Tent with  hands-on creative and fun arts and crafts, face painting, daily interactive performances by Gary the Silent Clown, the Giant Puppet Parade up and down Old Main Street (both days) and Sunday afternoon performances by the Furnace Brook Middle School (Marshfield) Jazz Band and the Marshfield High School Jazz Band. For more details about the festivities visit http://www.northriverarts.org/


Saturday, May 26:

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Boo, an adorable Shih Tzu and certified reading and therapy dog. Boo will be at the Hingham Public Library today and next Saturday. He will available for 15 minute sessions on his “listening” days. Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Suitable for kids age 4 and up.

It’s the 21st annual Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s opening of the bay children’s day from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It’s a great day to learn about the wonderful learning opportunities at DBMS while enjoying a day of fun! There will be lawn games, face painting, bouncy house and dunk tank. Instead of waiting until programs begin in June, you can head to the docks and sign up to go out on a kayak, paddle board or boat ride! Admission is free but tickets can be purchased on campus for certain activities, raffles and food. http://dbms.org/

In conjunction with the opening of the bay, shuttles will be leaving DBMS every 30 minutes beginning at 9:00 a.m. and heading to historic Gurnet Light – the country’s oldest operating wood lighthouse! The last shuttle will leave Gurnet Light at 2:30 p.m. You can climb to the top of Gurnet Light and enjoy the vista of Massachusetts Bay. On a clear day you can even see Provincetown. You can tour the Keeper’s Cottage and learn about the Nation’s First Female Lighthouse Keeper – Hannah Thomas and her husband. Go back in time and tour the Lifesaving Station with much of its equipment in place as it was in 1920. You’ll learn about the servicemen who served at the Fort during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.  You will learn about Project Gurnet & Bug Light’s efforts to deal with the rapid erosion of Gurnet Point. Their is a suggested donation of $5 per person (max $20/family) and you can take the shuttle or if you have 4-or all-wheel drive you can drive yourself out (parking is limited). http://www.buglight.org/news-and-events/

Stop by the barnyard at Weir River Farm this Saturday with your little farmers for an extra special Memorial Day Weekend Open Barnyard. The farmers are bringing out the tractor – so stop on by so the kids can hop aboard, honk the horn, and meet the barnyard animals. The weather is looking great, what a great way to get outside with your family this weekend. Open barnyard runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and the cost is $5 for member kids and $10 for non-member kids. Click HERE for details.

The Pembroke Public Library invites families to a movie and craft day today from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Families and friends of all ages can head to the library to watch The Great Mouse Detective, enjoy snacks and craft some foam spy glasses!



About Lisa Azizian

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