what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11, 2019

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The 52nd annual Pembroke Arts Festival takes place this weekend on the Pembroke Community Center Green, in the rec center and under the tent! Opening night is Friday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and the festival runs Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival is filled with amazing art from local artists, crafters, great music and family fun. There will be a cruise in on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. across the street at the First Church of Pembroke. There will be a battle of the bands on Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. too! https://www.pembrokeartsfestival.org/

The Hull Boosters carnival has arrived! Imagine riding the ferris wheel and looking out over the ocean! The carnival runs through Sunday at the HRA lot in Hull – Friday from 5 – 10, Saturday from 5 – 11 and Sunday from 5 – 10. Ride all day for $25! 40 tickets is $30 , 25 tickets $20 and single tickets for $1. https://www.facebook.com/hull.boosters


Friday, August 9:

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program today includes the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, the JFK Hyannis Museum, the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Boston, The Greenway Carousel in Boston and the New Bedford Whaling Museum among other spots! http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-2019


Princess Storytime at the Paragon Carousel in Hull has returned once again this summer. The carousel opens at 10:00 a.m. and story time starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine, this event is free and guests may purchase ride tickets to join the Princess storyteller once the story is over. This week’s reader is Cinderella! http://www.paragoncarousel.com/



Saturday, August 10:

The South Shore Radio Control Club presents the 2019 scale fly-in: a non-competitive scale airplane fly-in from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Flying Field, 792 Conant Street, off Rt. 18 in Bridgewater! Enjoy a day of sharing your scale airplane with fellow pilots or learning more about the aircraft! There will be raffles, food and drink available. This event is a chance to introduce youngsters to the world of scale planes. Open to all RC models, military, civilian, ARF and aerobatic. For more details visit http://www.ssrcc.org/


Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach, today from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – compass treasure hunt with John Tinker! Learn how to use a compass and search for buried treasure…maybe even talk like a pirate! Bezels, meridian lines and bearings — arggh! Great for kids of all ages – no fee and no registration required! Meet in the lot on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge. Tell the harbormaster you are attending the Mass Audubon program. Non-residents are permitted to use the lot while attending the program. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/north-river/68360-duxbury-beach-2019-family-fun-day-on-the-beach-compass-treasure-hunt-with-john-tinker


Welcome to the wild, wonderful and wiggly world of snakes in the Blue Hills! Are snakes slimy? Do snakes have a backbone? Can snakes blink their eyes? Come learn some really cool facts (and myths) about our scaly reptile friends that live right in the Blue Hills! The program is suitable for kids 5 – 12 and runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton. The program begins in the museum’s auditorium with a hands-on investigation of snake artifacts, an up-close visit with one of the resident snakes, a story and a snake craft! You’ll then take a short, guided walk to visit the snake exhibits in the museum, followed by a guided hike to forest and field habitats to look for local snake species. Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing! Cost is $3 for adult members, $6 for kid members, $5 for adult non-members and $9 for kid non-members. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/67624-wild-wonderful-wiggly-world-of-snakes


It’s a night of Stars, S’mores and Meteors in Canton from 8 – 9:30 p.m.! Enjoy the sunset from the top of Chickatawbut Hill while you toast marshmallows around the campfire and enjoy some celestial stories. As twilight descends you’ll spread out your blanket and star gaze! If you’re lucky you may see some early falling stars from the Perseid meteor showers. Be sure to bring bug spray, a blanket and a jacket or sweater. The program is not held at the museum – a link with directions will be sent via a registration confirmation email. This program is suitable for kids 5 and older and the cost is $10 for member adults and kids and $12 for non-member adults and kids. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/67625-stars-s-mores-and-meteors




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