what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12, 2020


Friday, January 10, 2020:

Don’t miss the first full moon of the year sitting inside – the folks at World’s End in Hingham incite you to the Family Full Moon Hike tonight from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. There is almost nothing more tranquil than an evening walk at World’s End, and on Friday night the gates will be open after hours to invite you to accompany a World’s End ranger for a full moon hike on the century-old cart paths. With a full moon lighting the way, you will share in informal discussion about the significance of each month’s moon as well as unique World’s End facts. What a great opportunity to get the kids outside under the stars and share the joys of nature at night with the family. World’s End comes alive at night with wildlife, too! Sightings may include white-tailed deer, red fox, raccoons, barred owls and other nocturnal wildlife native to the World’s End woodland. Bring a flash light and your warmest winter gear and see World’s End like never before. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.   http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/south-of-boston/event-50441.html


Saturday, January 11, 2020:

The Marshfield Environmental Association invites you to a Resolution Clean Up from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. today at Burke’s Beach. They’ll bring the bags, gloves and hot cocoa, and it’s a BYOMug situation so they don’t have to distribute non-reusable materials. If you can’t make it to the beach but want to participate you can send pictures of your own clean up and the Marshfield Environmental Association will add them to their event album.  https://www.facebook.com/events/471148670212904/


Dads and moms: have you ever wanted to learn to braid your child’s hair? Do you have have a tough time with ponytails or buns? The South Shore Children’s Museum is hosting a ponytail, braid and bun workshop today at 11:00 a.m.! Access to the event comes you’re your admission. Learn some techniques in this 30 minute demo! https://www.facebook.com/events/525711314690754/


Rainforest Reptile team will be at Bay Farm Montessori Academy in Duxbury today from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. With a mission of “Educating about the natural world to improve the quality of our lives!” the Rainforest Team has over 100 years of combined experience working with exotic animals. Rainforest Reptile Shows has been teaching school students about the natural world and the animals that live there. They will be presenting and discussing specific habitats, reptiles, and other animal species. This program is taught by a professional presenter that engages students at a hands on level. Some lucky children will even have the chance to come up and help the presenter during the show! This show will include four large animals and at the end, children will be invited to hold and touch each one of their live animals! This event is open to the public with an optional donation of $5/family. They do want you to pre-register for the event, and the links to do so are online:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2520679544869368/


Have you ever been to a black bear birthday party? You can participate today from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Black bear brothers Smoky and Bubba are celebrating their 14th birthday and you’re invited to join the fun! The bear exhibit will be decorated for the occasion and the brother will enjoy birthday treats just for them. Stop by to meet the zookeepers and ask questions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and be sure to sign Smoky and Bubba’s giant birthday card. You can enjoy a slice of cake from Montillo’s Baking Company – available for the first 200 people, first-come, first-served. The bears will be on exhibit starting at 10:15 a.m. and the celebration is included with general admission tickets. You can save 15% when you purchase online.  https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/black-bear-birthday-party/


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 Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Designed for kids ages 5 and older you can reserve a 15 minute reading session by calling the Children’s Department: 781.741.1405 x1403. This week you’ll read to Duncan, a Golden Retriever, and his partner Shaelah. Reading to a trained therapy dog helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. The library’s canine friends are all wonderful, patient listeners who are looking forward to reading with you!


Sunday, January 12, 2020:

The Whitman Wellness Center is hosting a mother daughter retreat today from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This event is a yoga workshop for girls’ ages 5ish – 9ish and their moms or any adult female role model to share special time together. You’ll have fun exploring partner poses, breathwork, yoga poses, lively music and games and the workshop ends with the co-creation of a unique craft. The cost is $45. https://www.facebook.com/events/529630917625977/


About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!