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Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The sidewalks will be lined with white paper luminaries, and visitors are welcome to attend. The event will include a tree lighting on the Town Green, caroling, hayrides and several open houses at nearby churches.
The Fire Department will open the Surprise Hose House to the public. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. children will be able to make holiday crafts and sing holiday songs at the Kingston Public Library while their parents enjoy hot cider and doughnuts.
Several area churches will open their doors, including First Parish, Mayflower Congregational, and Kingston Baptist Church. First Parish will host activities in the Beal House. Restrooms will also be available in the Beal House.
The popular hayrides, coming back this year after a year off, will begin at 6 p.m.
The tree-lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
Green Street will close to traffic at 5 p.m. Visitors may park at Coughlin & Coughlin on Elm Street, 3 Corners Restaurant on Main Street, the Highway Department on Evergreen Street, the Reed Community Building on Summer Street, or the Frederic C. Adams Public Library also on Summer Street.
Anyone wishing to make baked goods for the Fire Department open house can drop them off at the Pembroke Street Fire Station during the day on Saturday, Dec. 19. Anyone wishing to volunteer for setup or cleanup for these festivities would be very much appreciated. You can contact Captain David Currier at the Fire Station at 781-585-0532.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Now it's totally back woods time....unpaved roads, barely any houses and lots of foliage! When we saw signs for Liberty Trail, I remembered another letterbox (Liberty Trail) was there so we headed off to find that.
We continued on the drive until we came to Great Hill Road and then stopped to do another letterbox (Great Hill Tower). This hike is a must do! I'd say it's probably about a half mile into the woods. Once you reach the tower, you can climb up and look at all the mountains and foliage around you. Totally worth it!
Once you start the drive again and get on Cleveland Hill Road, stop to check out Ordinance Rock on the right. There's yet another letterbox (Ordinance Rock Cemetery) right across the street. The kids loved looking at all the very old gravestones in the cemetery.Hollow Hill Farm is right beside the cemetery and we did some apple picking there on another day (because it was raining on our first trip by). The owners are very nice people!
We saw the coolest rainbow on the way to the next stop...just beautiful!One of the best stops on the trip was at the Sandwich Creamery. It's way in the middle of nowhere. They sell homemade ice cream and cheese there. It's all done on the honor system by sticking your money through a little slot to pay for what you're buying. And the the ice cream is delicious! The kids liked seeing all the animals there too.After our ice cream, we just headed back to our campground although the trip continues a little longer. We highly recommend doing this road trip if you're going to be in the area....and I'd try to go during the fall to see all the amazing colors!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Marshfield: The Winslow House is having a Halloween Party on Sunday, October 25th at 1-3pm. Open to Fifth grade ages & younger. Free!
Pembroke: 119 (un)Pleasant Street. Drive by viewing October 1-30 from 6-10pm. Trick or Treating on October 31, 6-10pm.
Norwell: Halloween Howl, South Shore Science Center. Saturday, October 24 5-7:30pm. $12 parent/child pair for members, $15/nonmembers. Pre-registration required.
Kingston: Pumpkin Patch Weekend, Bog Hollow Farm. October 10th-12th, 10-4pm. $4 admission, kids under 2 and under are free.
East Bridgewater: Harvest Hoe Down, CN Smith Farm. Columbus Day Weekend. They also have Hayrides on the weekends before Halloween.
W. Falmouth: Pumpkin Day, Bourne Farm. Saturday October 10 9-3. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, face painting & more. Ticket sales for activity $2-$6.
Norwell: Pumpkin Drop, R & C Farms. Saturday, October 10, 3pm. $2 admission.
Halifax: Nessralla Farm. Corn Maze weekends thru October 31. See website for coupon. Tickets $8.00/adult, $6/ages 4-12.
Plympton: Sauchuck Farm. Corn Maze weekends thru November 1. Many more activities as well! See website for coupon. Tickets $8.00/adult, $6/ages 4-12.
Plymouth: Haunted Pirate Ship, Mayflower II. Family Friendly. Weekend nights in October, 5:30-8pm. $8 per person, ages 6-12, $6.
Norton: Spooky Carnival, Winslow Farm. Open every weekend in October from 12-4pm and 7-9pm. Adults $10, children under 12, $7. (They also have a Haunted Woods walk for adults)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Columbus Day weekend they are having extra activities:
- Pumpkin drop each day at 2pm
- Chicken BBQ on Oct 10 ($$)
- Pig Roast on Oct 11 ($$)
- Hamburgers & Hot dogs on Oct 12 ($$)
They are open Saturdays & Sundays from 10-6 until October 31. Visit their website for more information.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Merchant's Row is located on Washington Street, Rt. 53. You can get more information on their website.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Stop by and say hello!
For more information on the Plymouth Farmers Market or The Natural Child Collaborative, visit their websites.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
There's an "all terrain train" for the kids on September 20th & 27th and also a haywagon ride on September 20th. There's usually pony rides available for the kids each week as well.
Come on down to find the finest produce, home baked goods and more! For more information, check out their website.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I really like their Kids Friendly Lodging section so you can find places that really are kid friendly. Even better is their Restaurant Reviews done by kids themselves!
Go check out this website before planning your next Cape vacation or daytrip!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Saturday, September 26 is Museum Day. Visit the Smithsonian website and print out an admission card that will get you and a guest free admission to quite a few museums in Massachusetts. Some of the museums participating are: Children's Museum in Easton, Heritage Gardens in Sandwich and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. You can see a full list here.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Sandwich Fair has midway rides which are are favorite of the kids. They also have 4h animal exhibits as well as live shows & performances. I like that they open at 8am...so you can get there early and enjoy the ride specials from 8-2 (only $15!) You can see a full schedule of events on their website.
It's up on Route 109 in Center Sandwich and is always held on Columbus Day Weekend. I'd say it's a good 3 hours from us here on the South Shore so I'd plan on a long day trip or staying up in the area (we camp up near there).
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
They are kicking off Hunger Action Month trying to raise awareness about childhood hunger. Stop & Shop and Breyers® will also be donating $100,000 to Feeding America and local member food banks. You can help when you shop by purchasing Breyers® All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream at your local Stop & Shop until October 1.
Who doesn't love ice cream? Especially FREE ice cream! =)
Tickets are only $5.00 per family. For more info on this event, visit their website.
Monday, September 7, 2009
- Children's Storybook Festival is on September 12th & 13th. Children can meet & greet with characters such as Clifford & Curious George.
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane and Brenda Blue's Live Stage Show is on September 19th & 20th.
- Community Heroes Festival featuring Spiderman & Wolverine is on September 26th & 27th
Thursday, August 27, 2009
When we're done eating, we usually grab a seat on the bench or swing which is on the grass right at the fence. The kids like to hear the pilots over the radio and wait for them to land.
Weekends are a good time to go because there's more flight activity but it's harder to get the "prime" seats on the patio!
The food at Plane Jane's is yummy....we LOVE their pizza. And my son thinks they have the best chicken fingers around. Definitely go check it out....the kids will love it!
PS. If you're a letterboxer...there's a box there! =)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
They have different things going on during the festival too. Friday night they had a cool balloon glow. They had skydivers jumping out of planes and landing in the field. Lots of entertainment and music.
Admission was paid once and honored all weekend. And it was not expensive at $10 per adult, $5 per child 6-12 and under 5 free!
We camped at a local KOA but there were lots of hotels in the area too. Highly recommended!
The festival is held Father's Day weekend every year and we plan on going back again per the kids orders! =)
If you know of other balloon festivals in New England...please let me know!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The following dates are wristband days. The wristbands allow you to ride unlimited rides (except the bumper cars).
- August 21 until 6:00 pm - $15.00
- August 25, 6:00 - 10:00 pm - $19.00
- August 30, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - $19.00
- August 30, 5:00 pm - closing - $19.00
Visit the website for more info. A direct link to the calendar of events is here.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Love this place!
Tons of big fat blueberries and they were very sweet & yummy! There's tables and chairs in a field between the bushes for sitting, having coffee or even for lunch and there's a porta potty there if you need it. ;) The owner is so nice too! Blueberries are $2.25 per pint. They have a nice handout with proper storage tips and even some yummy recipes I can't wait to try.
I'll definitely go back next year...and will even bring a picnic lunch!
Monday, July 20, 2009
I had my son Braden's 10th birthday party at the JunglePlex in Plymouth. He had a blast! It was a sports themed party, and Braden and 9 of his friends had so much fun playing soccer and dodgeball! The best part was that the JunglePlex took care of everything--they even provided invitations and thank you cards. I recommend the JunglePlex to all of my friends now. In addition to hosting birthday parties, they are a sports facility, have an arcade, play place area, cafe, and offer music and sports classes for children of all ages. The staff is super friendly, and the facility is clean and well-maintained. Check out their website! www.JunglePlex.com
Thanks for your email Sarah!
If you have any other places you recommend for birthday parties, please drop me an email and let me know!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
For more information, visit Rockland Trusts website here.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Here on the South Shore...here's a few places to check out:
Halifax: Parade, events & fireworks.
Hingham: Parade, fireworks
Plymouth: No parade this year but they are still doing fireworks.
Wareham: Fireworks, concert
Have a happy & safe 4th of July!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Some of the places listed:
- Save $2 per ticket at Edaville Railroad.
- Save $2 per admission at Davis' Farmland & Mega Maze
- Save $2 per admission at Plimoth Plantation
- Buy one box seat, get one free at the Brockton Rox games.
- $10 off a full day pass at CocoKey Water Resorts.
- and many, many more!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Also, Walmart at the Hanover Mall is having a Children's Safety Event this Saturday, June 13 from 10-3. Hanover Police will be doing ID kits and fingerprinting and there will be a safety table set up.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Summer 2009 in
Provincetown, MA; May 29, 2009—Located on the outermost tip of Cape Cod and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on all three sides,
- Marriage Equality (for summer nuptials and all year long)
Since the legalization of gay marriage in
- 11th Annual
International Film Festival (June 17-21) Provincetown
As the stomping ground for performers as diverse as Billie Holiday and Barbra Streisand, Provincetown is no stranger to legendary work. As such, it has become the host of one of the entertainment world’s most popular film festivals. This summer’s opening night features a screening of Woody Allen’s “WHATEVER WORKS,” starring Larry Charles, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley, Jr. (www.ptownfilmfest.org)
- Portuguese Festival (June 25-28)
Established in the early 19th century and strengthened over the years,
- Fourth of July Weekend (July 3-5)
As the site of the Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World,
- Family Week (August 1-8)
As an organization that promotes community building for same-sex parents raising children, the Family Equality Council sponsors a week of family-oriented picnics, clambakes, activities, unity and pride parades, and more. Events are open to all families. (www.familyequality.org)
- Carnival ( August 16-22)
Rivaling the diversity and energy of Rio,
- Lily Tomlin Fundraiser for
(August 29th) Pilgrim Bark Park
To celebrate Provincetown’s pet-friendly nature and raise funds for Pilgrim Bark Park, a new dog park, award-winning actress, comedienne, and longtime Provincetown visitor Lily Tomlin will perform on MacMillan Wharf. (www.provincetowndogpark.org)
Arts & Theater Happenings in Renown Artist’s Colony:
- Provincetown Theater
Long considered the birthplace of modern American Theater,
Art Association and Museum (PAAM) Provincetown
Founded in 1914 by painter Charles Webster Hawthorne and other residents to collect, exhibit and honor the work of
- Free Gallery Strolls
Cape Cod National Seashore Park
Surrounded by federally-protected beaches on three sides,
- Art’s Dune
- Dolphin Fleet-Whale Watching
As the closest port to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary—a federally-protected habitat home to whales, dolphins, sea turtles, deep sea fish and sea birds—Provincetown is no stranger to incredible marine life sightings. And this year is poised to be one of this most amazing yet. Dolphin Fleet offers daily tours and has its own public education and research programs. (www.whalewatch.com)
- Bird Watching
With two-thirds of the town’s resources protected and managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore Park,
Info provided by Marlo Marketing. For more information visit: www.provincetowntourismoffice.org,
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The event is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation and they want kids to reconnect with nature. What's easier than setting up camp in your backyard?
You visit their website and get more information and even register your own campsite!
I'm doing it....I know the kids will love it! Let me know if you're doing it too! =)