What to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

pro rodeo

The 5th annual North Star Pro Rodeo takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Marshfield Fair Grounds! The gates open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, the rodeo starts at 6:00 p.m.; gates open at noon on Sunday and the rodeo starts at 2:00 p.m. Parking is free, kids under three are admitted for free as well – adults pay $20 online, $25 at the gate and kids 12 and under admitted for $10. The rodeo features bareback bucking horses, saddle bronc, calf roping, bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and new this year, cowgirl breakaway roping.  For details visit: https://www.northstarprorodeo.com/


Head to Hanover to celebrate Hanover Day this weekend! Right in the center of town at Sylvester Field the fun kicks off with the carnival on Friday from 5 – 10 p.m. Saturday the day starts with a road race at 9am, the vendor fair, carnival and kids activities, along with music, begins at 10:00 a.m. and the day is capped with fireworks at 9:00 p.m. over Sylvester Field Saturday night! For details visit https://hanoverday.com/


Friday, June 21:

The Children’s Museum in Easton is celebrating the arrival of Toy Story 4 with Toy Story Madness today! Buzz, Woody, and Jessie will be at the Museum for a visit! Andy never got to see his toys come to life, but you can! Special visits today from 10:00 a.m. – noon. From 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. you’ll have a chance to recreate some of the movies characters in the MakerSpace including the slink dog and newest friend, Forky. https://www.cmeaston.org/

Don’t forget fireworks Friday tonight after the game against the Nashua Silver Knights at 6:30 p.m.  http://brocktonrox.com/


Saturday, June 22:

Head to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton tonight from 8 – 9:30 p.m. Fireflies and lazy summer nights just seem to go together. Celebrate the start of summer, enjoy a little ice cream, make a firefly craft, learn what fireflies like and how you can make your backyard more firefly friendly! You’ll venture outside into the night to go looking for these flashing insects. This program is great for families with young kids, children under 3 are free. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Please wear long pants and insect repellent and don’t forget a flashlight! You can register online or by calling 617.333.0690. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/65265-firefly-friends


The Scituate Animal Shelter is inviting you to their open house today from noon until 3:00 p.m. This is a fun, free, family event with live music and delicious treats, K9 and dog agility demonstrations and activities for kids. Leashed dogs are welcome, too! Officer Brian McLaughlin is also stopping by with K9 dog officer Tango and they will demonstrate how Tango and officer McLaughlin work together! https://scituateanimalshelter.org/ 


The New England Whale Festival takes place today at Marina Bay Boardwalk in Quincy from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free boat rides, kids activities and a chance to connect with diverse exhibitors focused on marine conservation, education, water recreation and safe boating. You can climb INSIDE life-sized right whale Delilah, learn about the latest technologies to keep whales safe, show what you know at whale trivia, wear a pair of whale goggles to get a whale’s perspective of the world and get the scoop on poop, the ocean’s magnificent fertilizer.  


Discover Quincy has published their 50 Days of “FREE” dom with a ton of great, free activities in Quincy through August 3! https://www.discoverquincy.com/sites/default/files/50DaysNewspaper2019_ML_0.pdf


Milton Music Fest & Fireworks is today from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Great music, dancing, activities for the kids and food trucks at Hutchinson’s Field on Adams Street in Milton. And tomorrow, the 23rd, is Celtic Sunday from 1 – 7:00 p.m. Great music all day! http://wearemilton.org/ 



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/






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