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Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer Art Classes

Art on the Spot in Middleboro has their summer art program up on their website.  My daughter loves to draw so I’m going to sign her up for at least one of them!  They have night classes that meet once a week for 6 weeks and also summer camp type programs that run weekly from 9-12:30, Monday through Friday.  Most classes are for ages 7 and up.  Check out the website for more info.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I scream, you scream….

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So glad that Ericksons here in Carver is finally open!  That’s our usual go to spot for ice cream.  Love the Coffee Kahlua Brownie ice cream!  YUM!

Eastover Farm in Rochester is another cool place to take the kids….it’s a small farm stand.  The kids can check out the animals and I think they do wagon rides on the weekends.  They are opening this weekend!

Mea’s in Halifax is another great place to go for soft serve…though I’m pretty sure they have hard ice cream too!  They have yummy Flurry Cups.

Can’t forget our local Peaceful Meadows or Dairy Queen either!

Another great thing to do with the kids is take an ice cream cruise around Plymouth Harbor!  We get a group together and charter the boat every July.  The kids have so much fun!  Definitely a summer to do!

Where are your local favorite ice cream places…and why do you go there?


Monday, May 24, 2010

Fresh Faces Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone that sent in a picture for our contest!  They are all such cuties!!

The winners of a complimentary photo session, an 8x10 photo and a $20 gift certificate to either Gap Kids or Old Navy (your choice) from Deanna DiMarzio Photography are….

Girl:  Grace who was #14

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Boy:  Sean who was #9

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Congratulations!!!  Deanna will be in touch with you and I’ll post a follow up after the sessions are done!

Also…don’t forget about the Home Portrait Parties that Deanna can do….great for summer pictures!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Family Fun Craft Fair & Flea Market

From Kerry over at the Hanson Children’s Museum:

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Join Artists, Vendors, Crafters and Treasure Collectors as we open up the future site of The Hanson Children's Museum for a Family Fun Craft Fair & Flea Market on Sunday May 23rd from 9am to 3pm! We are located at 1000 Main St (route 27) in Hanson!

Bring the kids to take pictures with characters from Alice In Wonderland, dig for treasures, have their faces painted, watch a puppet show and spend time in our craft & field trip room!
Door Prizes, Raffles, Goodies & Lots of fun! Only $2 for admission!
We hope to see you there & THANK YOU for your continued support! Proceeds from the event will benefit construction of our museum space!

Check our website and 'like' our Facebook page for updates!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Camps

Can you believe it’s about time for summer camp enrollment?    Here’s a listing of local summer camps that I know about…if you have any others, please let me know!  I’ll keep adding to this list as I hear about them so check back often!

These camps range from a few hours to full day.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Fresh Faces Contest…vote for Girl

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One vote per person please. Vote by selecting your favorite number in the poll below, please do not leave comments on this post with your vote, they will not count. Voting open til Sunday, May 23. The winner will get a complimentary photo session from Deanna DiMarzio Photography, and 8x10 photo and a $20 gift certificate to either Gap Kids or Old Navy (your choice). Good luck to all cute kids!


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One vote per person please. Vote by selecting your favorite number in the poll below, please do not leave comments on this post with your vote, they will not count. Voting open til Sunday, May 23. The winner will get a complimentary photo session from Deanna DiMarzio Photography, and 8x10 photo and a $20 gift certificate to either Gap Kids or Old Navy (your choice). Good luck to all cute kids!


Sunday, May 16, 2010


We are active letterboxers so we’re looking forward to one day trying out Geocaching, which is letterboxing’s high tech cousin.  I saw that Family Circle magazine had a great article on Geocaching and thought I’d share it…would be a great summer hobby!  You can read the article online here.

If your family does geocaching, let me know and share some tips!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Summer Reading Programs

Here's TWO Reading programs going on for kids this summer:

  1. ‘10 Reading Double Dog Dare: Kids 12 and under can get a free book for reading any 10 books. Just download the form, list your books and bring your form to your local Borders and pick a book off the list.
  2. 2010 Summer Reading Program: Kids in grades 1-6 just need to read any 8 books and track them in the Passport to Summer Reading, then bring the completed form to their local Barnes & Noble.

My kids are going to be excited for this! Thanks to Elaine for the information!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Free Family Film Festival

img_freeFamilyFilmFestivalRegal Cinemas has put up the 2010 schedule for free movies on Tuesday & Wednesdays all summer long!

Here’s what playing in Kingston this summer:

Tale of Despereaux (G) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

Doogal (G) and Kung Fu Panda (PG)

Wallace and Gromit (G) and Hotel For Dogs (PG)

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG) and Imagine That (PG)

Polar Express (G) and Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG) and Daddy Day Care (PG)

Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G) and Surf's Up (PG)

March Of The Penguins (G) and Bee Movie (PG)

Mr. Bean's Holiday (G) and Open Season (PG)


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FREE admission on Fridays!

The Highland Street Foundation funds “Free Fun Fridays” at certain museums all summer long.  You don’t need a coupon or anything….just show up the featured museum on the scheduled date!  Thanks to Julie for forwarding me this information!

June 25

Boston Children's Museum

July 2
Plimoth Plantation

July 9

Franklin Park Zoo

July 16

Boston Harbor Island Alliance

July 23

JFK Library & Museum

July 30

Museum of Fine Arts

August 6

Peabody Essex Museum

August 13

Old Sturbridge Village

August 20

Institute for Contemporary Art

August 27

Museum of Science

September 3

New England Historic Geneaological Society

The Sports Museum


Buttonwood Park Zoo

Cape Cod Museum of Art 

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Concord Museum 

Stone Zoo 

September 4

Edward Gorey House

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Basketball Hall of Fame

Worcester Art Museum

USS Constitution Museum

American Textile History Museum

Discovery Museums

Berkshire Museum


Monday, May 10, 2010

Drama Kids International

When school's out.....Drama is IN! Now enrolling for Summer Workshops!dk Drama Kids summer programming includes a unique combination of fun, creative and entertaining activities. Non-stop fun for students completing 1st through 6th grade.
Check out our New Themes this year.  Visit their website to register now!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Hanson Children’s Museum

Project1 Thanks to Kerry for forwarding this to me:

A new children’s museum is scheduled to open in Hanson this Fall! The Hanson Children’s Museum will be a hands on history museum. There will be 17 exhibits designed to inspire children’s interest in American history! Kids can play and interact with Abe Lincoln on our Mt. Rushmore Climb, or hop into a roadster from the 50's in our Fabulous 50’s Fantastic Rides exhibit! We will strive to connect Americans to their history by using play and family involvement.

The Hanson Children’s Museum will be offering many great services to be enjoyed by the community. Area schools can plan field trips to the museum, which will include grade level curriculum based lessons that teachers can continue in their classrooms! We will also have kid’s workshops to be held on ½ days and school vacations! Birthday Parties, Family & Kids Nights Out and Educator Workshops are just a few more of the exciting things planned at the museum!

Please check out our website for more information and upcoming events. And you can follow us on facebook for the latest news on the museums progress! We look forward to seeing you and your children at the museum!