What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, 2019



This weekend Abington Celebrates Founder’s and Flag Day! The celebration kicks off Friday with a kick off cook out from 5 – 8:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Abington on Rt. 18 with a DJ, bubble machine, food and more. On Saturday at Island Grove from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. there will be a Civil War encampment and a Boy Scouts encampment too. The Senior Center hosts an open house in the morning with a Lions Club pancake breakfast until 11:00 a.m. with music by the Abington Town Choir and Island Grove Chorus along with a pickleball demo. The kids fishing derby takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Central Street across from Town Barn. This is open to all kids ages 6 – 14 accompanied by an adult and they’ll have bait, hooks and bobbers to use. There will be prizes for longest fish per age group. At police headquarters on Central Street from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. there will be an anti bullying street hockey clinic – sticks, balls, nets and refreshments will be provided. There is an evening Family Fun Run at 5:15 along with the Founder’s Day 5k kicking off at 5:30 and then fireworks at 9:30 p.m.! Memorial Field, 1071 Washington Street is hopping from 5:00 p.m. on with fun for the whole family – lots of food and activities for the entire family including kids games and Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. There are even more events on Sunday including the Firefighter Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. at the flagpole in Island Grove as well as church service and a musical recital at 3:00 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/AbingtonFlagDay/


Friday, June 7:

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, June 8:

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 Boo a Shih Tzu, and his partner Toni, 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.



Sunday, June 9:

The 15th annual Nantasket Beach Car Show is today to benefit Cops for Kids with Cancer from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hundreds of classic, antique and modern cars and trucks will be lined up side by side for half a mile along Nantasket Avenue. Fun for the whole family! http://nantasketbeachcarshow.com/


The Brockton Rox Family Fun Day is Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and if you live in Abington, Whitman, Rockland or Hanson it’s your day at the ballpark! Anyone who arrives to the stadium wearing any clothing, merchandise, shows your driver’s license, etc. from any of those towns, you are admitted to the game for free! School shirt? That counts! Little league shirt? That counts too! It’s family fun day so families get to come onto the filed prior to the game and kids get to run the bases and slap high-give with players after the game! For details check out the Brockton Rox Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrocktonRox/



June 15: Rockland Day, 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. featuring Rockland High School hockey 5k dog dash, wiffle ball tournament and fireworks.

June 15: Quincy Flag Day

June 16: South Shore Children’s Museum Bike-a-Thon, Hanover

June 21 & 22: Hanover Day 2019

June 29: Braintree 4th of July celebration



Ongoing Ideas

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.


Open Barnyard is back at Weir River Farm in Hingham today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spring has arrived at the farm – and with it arrives a barnyard full of wide-eyed baby animals. Throughout the spring, join Weir River as they welcome lambs, chicks and piglets to the barnyard (pigs may not arrive until May). Nutmeg the pony, Billy the goat, and the other barnyard regulars are also excited to see you after a long winter. Visit the barnyard with your family to brush a goat, make a barnyard craft, pet a chicken, and more. Talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life of the farm. While you’re there, take a walk on one of the many farm trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer! Every Saturday, 10am-2pm unless otherwise noted. Parking located at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, then walk down the farm “chute” to the barnyard. (Consider using a baby carrier in lieu of a stroller; the walk down the hill isn’t well suited for average strollers.)


The third Sunday every month until October you can enjoy the Cranland Airport fly-in breakfast in Halifax! You’ll be able to lots of interested aircraft up close – just please, don’t touch! You can see the planes fly in and take off too, and enjoy breakfast for a great price – $7 for adults and $3 for kids which includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Fly, drive, walk or bike – this event is open to the public and kicks off at 8:00 a.m. and usually runs until about 11:00 a.m. They stop serving breakfast around 10:30 a.m. or when the food runs out! This event helps to support the EAA (experimental aircraft association) chapter 279. https://www.facebook.com/Cranland-Airport-144182855604045/


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.! https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/


The Children’s Museum in Easton is a gem here on the South Shore with wonderful play areas and fun programs for kids in their MakerSpace area. https://www.cmeaston.org/


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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