what to do with the kids this weekend – Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2018

Josh Kaye


It’s a full weekend of family fun at the First Church in Pembroke Center for Olde Home Days Fair Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Friday night the lobster supper takes place at 6:30 p.m. (call to find out if they have any lobsters available! 781.293.2584) and Saturday morning the day starts with a pancake breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. The strawberry shortcake festival takes from from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and the live entertainment kicks off at 2 with the Pembroke School of Performing Arts dance troupe and local singer/songwriter Katie Dobbins acoustic set at 3:00 p.m. The rides are open Thursday  & Friday 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. as well as Saturday from noon until 10:00 p.m. with plenty of rides available for kids of all ages. Ticket booths and food booths open 30 minutes prior.  http://firstchurchinpembroke.org/


Saturday, June 2:

It’s family hour from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Union Point – musical story time with South Shore Conservatory teachers reading stories that integrate the arts and movement. It’s fun for the whole family! Be prepared to move, groove and learn! This free event is located at The Hangout at Union Point, right outside of the property’s historic aircraft hangar.

You can read to Boo, the adorable Shih Tzu certified reading and therapy dog, at the Hingham Library from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. today in the Children’s room. It’s a great chance for kids ages four and older to keep their reading skills sharp and become more confident readers with a very relaxed and calming canine reading partner. You can call the Children’s Department at the library to book your 15 minute listening session with Boo. 781.741.1405 x1403

It’s time to head to Weir River Farm in Hingham for their open barnyard today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It’s a chance to connect with all the animals on the farm and you’ll have fun brushing goats, petting chickens, talking to the farmer and making your barnyard craft! Parking is at 140 Turkey Hill Lane in Hingham!  https://www.facebook.com/weirriverfarm/

It’s National Learn to Row Day and Hingham Maritime Center is hosting free classes between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. so you can get a taste of what rowing is all about. You’ll learn how to use a rowing machine, tour the facility and you’ll get out on the water with experienced rowers. This is open to kids 12 and older, as well as adults. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The Hingham Maritime Center is located at the rotary in Hingham, 23 Summer Street. http://hinghammaritime.org/

Just down the street at Iron Horse Park at Hingham Harbor, 26 Summer Street, is Touch-a-boat from noon until 3:00 p.m. The Hingham Maritime Center along with the Freedom Boat Club are helping the Hingham Harbormaster kick off summer with the 7th Annual Touch A Boat event. This free event combines family-friendly seaside themed activities with boating and water safety education and activities include an interactive bubble party, a balloonist, face painting, music, crafts, games, and treasure hunt. Kids can climb aboard the Hingham Harbormaster watercraft; check out a US Coast Guard Response Boat; explore the National Marine Sanctuary’s whale exhibit; Learn to row on an erg with the Hingham Maritime Center; join a SupYo! Paddleboard Yoga Demo; meet Captain Jack from South Shore Junior Anglers, the area’s only boat-based fishing program for kids; or take in the view with a mini Harbor tour. Grown up kids will able to test their skills with the US Power Squadron’s Boating Skills Virtual Trainer – think flight simulator on the water! Hingham native and NBC Boston Meteorologist, Michael Page will explain coastal weather systems. The South Shore Divers, will be back to share their cool dive gear and array of classes to learn how to snorkel and dive. New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance will help visitors determine “How Long till it’s Gone”. Learn about the world-class local surf school, Northeast Surfing; participate in a Juniko demonstration to enhance your physical fitness and try their fresh juices. The Hingham recreation center will be there to showcase the kayak and Sup rentals to use this summer on the harbor. Wear your own life jackets! Not only will the Coast Guard Auxiliary be there to make sure they fit properly, but you’ll automatically be entered to win a great prize, a two-hour sunset family fishing adventure with South Shore Jr. Anglers, a new Kids’ Fishing Camp!

Sunday, June 3:

It’s a time of fun for the whole family at the 3rd annual Family Fun Festival and Touch-a-Truck event in Braintree in honor of Joshua Kaye. The Joshua Kaye Foundation gives back to various community initiatives in Josh’s name and this is their big fundraiser of the year! The event takes place at 10 Plain Street in Braintree, near the Registry, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There will be a touch-a-truck area, music and live performances all day, free carnival games and activities, along with an appearance from Wally and the Red Sox World Series trophy and lots of vendors and food options. There will also be a 1,000 rubber dolphin drop – a fun way to possibly win $1,000! There will be a gaming truck on site also. There is no cost for activities once you enter the event: the cost is $3 per person or $15 per immediate family. For more details, including information on the many wonderful raffle items, visit their Facebook page HERE.




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