what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2019



The Marshfield Fair opens Friday, August 16th and runs through Sunday, August 25th at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The yearly agricultural fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agriculture and horticultural events. Visit the website for information on special days and the full schedule of family fun! https://marshfieldfair.org/fair/

Break a Leg Theater Works will be performing Shrek the Musical this weekend, performed by students in grades 3 -9, at Derby Academy in Hingham! The productions are Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. https://www.breakalegtheater.com/shows 


Friday, August 16:

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program today includes the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, the Paragon Carousel in Hull and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum in Charlestown 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 Belle from Beauty & The Beast! http://www.paragoncarousel.com/


Tonight head to the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth for a sturgeon moon hike! Once dusk has settled over the marsh the moon will light your way as you occasionally stop, look and listen for creatures that awaken with the setting of the sun. You’ll slow your pace and heighten your senses to experience the sanctuary under the cover of darkness. This program is great for kids 10 and older – the cost is $8 for member adults and kids and $10 for non-member adults and kids. Program runs 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. and registration is required:  https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/67583-sturgeon-moon-hike


Saturday, August 17:

Put on your boots, grab your favorite adult and join the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary team in Plymouth for an adventure! Today from 11:00 a.m. – noon it’s all about bees and butterflies! You’ll take a short walk, explore and learn new things about different plants, animals and other parts of nature – bees and butterflies are the focus today. This program is geared towards kids ages 4 – 9 and the cost is $3 for member kids and 45 for non-member kids – adults free. Registration is required. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/tidmarsh/68505-all-about-bees-and-butterflies


It’s turtle time at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Can turtles take off their shells? How does a turtle shell grow? What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? You’ll learn some really cool facts (and myths) about our scaly reptile friends that live in the Blue Hills. This program starts in the auditorium with a hands-on investigation of turtle artifacts, an up-close visit with our resident turtles, a story, and a turtle crafts. Then you’ll visit Trailside’s pond to watch turtles in their natural habitat! Wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing! This program is designed for kids 5 – 12 years old. Cost is $3 for adult members, $6 for kid members, $6 for adult non-members and $9 for kid non-members. Registration is required: https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/blue-hills/67626-turtle-time


The 4th annual Kingston Waterfront Festival takes places today at Gray’s Beach Park beginning at 11:00 a.m.! There will be demonstrations and music, food vendors, a huge rock climbing wall and blow up slide! Divas with a Twist will be performing at 4:00 p.m.! https://www.facebook.com/events/364297601080107/permalink/461872187989314/


Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach, today from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – shorebird feeding adaptations with Tim O’Neil, birding expert! Learn how shorebirds all eat at the same table and compete with each other for the shoreline’s bounty. Explore the special adaptations shorebird species have developed to get their fill. 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/68367-duxbury-beach-2019-family-fun-day-on-the-beach-shorebird-feeding-adaptations-with-tim-onei


Hull 375’s parade and field day takes place today to celebrate the past, present and future of the historic seaside town of Hull! The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Kenberma Playground and will go along Nantasket Ave ending at the L Street Field for a day of fun for all ages! There will be field day events kicking off at 11:30 a.m. with bocce and corn hole tournaments, face painting, music, bouncies, food trucks and a petting zoo!


Sunday, August 18:

The third Sunday every month until October you can enjoy the Cranland Airport fly-in breakfast in Hanson! 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/


The 32nd annual Quincy August Moon Festival takes places today from noon until 5:00 p.m. for food, music, art and more! 20+ food trucks and food vendors, 2 stages of entertainment, art walk with live mural art demo, a kids zone with face painting, pony rides and amusements and oversized backyard games right in Quincy Center! https://quincyasianresources.org/august-moon-festival




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