what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019


Friday, April 26:

Each Friday this month the Children’s Museum of Easton teams up with Fuller Craft museum for characters and crafts from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. An imaginative story time will be followed by a process-based arts and crafts activity. Keep your eye on their calendar for other fun programs. https://www.cmeaston.org/events/characters-crafts/


Saturday, April 27:

Head to the Plimoth Grist Mill and Town Brook in Plymouth today for the Herring Run Festival from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.! Be a citizen scientist as you welcome the river herring back to Town Brook. See the mill in action while enjoying live music, special family program and sample “a-maize-ing” treats made with Plimoth Grist Mills’ signature flours. Cheer on the herring as they voyage up Town Brook to lay their eggs, count fish as they climb the fish ladder, then explore the brook’s restored ecosystems and discover the importance of herring to the Wampanoag people. Outdoor activities are free while admission to Plimoth Grist Mill is additional, but free to Plymouth residents with ID! https://www.facebook.com/events/417801295463733/

April 27 is Healthy Kids Day at the South Shore Y in Hanover (11am-1pm) & Quincy (11am-2pm). This is free and open to the public and includes fun, free activities including games and arts and crafts that promote the health and well-being of kids and their families. Awaken your child’s imagination so they can imagine what they can accomplish this summer! https://ssymca.org/events/healthy-kids-day/

The Hingham Public Library has a wonderful opportunity for your new(ish) reader to gain comfort and experience reading: it’s their read to a dog program! Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. you can read to Salty, a Chihuahua, and his partner Christian and you can book your 15 minute reading sessions through the children’s department by calling 781.741.1405 x1403 or sending an email to hijuv@ocln.org. Reading to a trained therapy dog helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. This program is great for kids ages 5 and older.

REiMAGINE Rockland would love your help for clean-up day at 10:00 a.m. Along with the open space committee and the Rockland highway and park departments it’s a community clean-up day along Union Street and the Rail Trail! All are welcome. Contact reimaginerockland@gmail.com for more details. Refreshments will be served! https://www.facebook.com/REiMAGINEROCKLAND/    It’s also Scituate Ship-Shape Day (8-1, meet at the Town Hall) and in Abington you can help spruce up the Ames Nowell State Park on Saturday, too (9am-1pm) – email FriendsOfAmesNowell@gmail.com for information. It’s the 10th annual Clean Up Green Up in Hanson this morning at the Town Hall (meet at 8:45 a.m. – 11:30) or head to Hanson’s Camp Kiwanee Clean Up Day (9am-noon).

It’s Mass Audubon’s 13th annual Statewide Volunteer Day today and you can spend the morning helping one of their 14 participating wildlife sanctuaries get a jump on spring cleaning while you reconnect with nature. There will be projects suitable for all ages and abilities. At the North River Wildlife Sanctuary you can participate in a Spring clean-up and at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth you can participate in a building project or spring clean-up. For more info and to sign up visit: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/volunteer/statewide-volunteer-day

The South Shore YMCA in Hanover hosts a Kids’ Night out every Saturday night from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Emilson branch, 75 Mill Street. Drop the kiddos for a night of fun at the Y then head out and enjoy some adult time as the kids play, explore and learn with the caring staff of the Y. There will be bounce houses, movies, games, pizza and more! This is designed for kids 6 weeks to 11 years old and the cost is $20 per child for SSYMCA members and $25 per child for non-members.

It’s Weir River Farm’s annual sheep shearing festival today from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Hingham. The Suffolk Sheep are ready for a spring trim! There will also be shearing demonstrations, sheep herding demonstration, and spinning demonstrations. The sheep, goats, ponies, chickens and pigs will greet you in the barnyard, then enjoy the potato sack race, create a sheep craft, get a farm “tattoo” and more! There will be food trucks on site so you can grab your lunch too. Cost is $8 for member adults, $10 for non-member adults, $5 for member kids, $8 for non-member kids, and $25 for member families/$30 for non-member families. https://www.facebook.com/events/262018354722359/


Sunday, April 28:

Sunday, April 28th is the 5th annual Touch-A-Truck for the South Shore Children’s Museum at the Hanover Mall from noon until 4:00 p.m. There will be trucks and equipment for the kids to climb on and Joe’s Crazzy Critters will be there with their animals. Lots of sweet treats and a jumpee, a dunk tank and Miss Stacy’s dance party! The cost is $5 per person, right in the old JC Penney parking lot. https://www.facebook.com/events/693119721103645/

Plymouth 400 is hosting a local author meet and greet from 1 – 4 at the Plymouth Public Library in conjunction with Art Week which runs through May 5th. Barnicle & Husk, the affable cat and mouse duo from the book series by Mary Shields, will be available to meet and greet families from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Peter Arenstam will be there as well, author of The Mighty Mastiff of the Mayflower, and other books. https://www.facebook.com/events/2222710891377086/ 






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