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Thursday, September 30, 2010

King Caesar’s Autumn Fest

You can enjoy and afternoon of family fun at the King Caesar’s Autumn Fest on Sunday, October 3rd from 12-4 at the King Caesar House in Duxbury.  There will be games, food, crafts, face painting, entertainment and more.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children (under 6 is free).  Maximum $20 per family.  Please park at the Duxbury High School and take the trolley to the event that day.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Arts by the Bog

This Sunday, October 3rd is the 5th Annual Arts by the Bog at Flax Pond Farms in Carver.  Head on over there 10-4 for children’s activities, arts & crafts, food, dry harvest bog tours, entertainment and more!

Kids ages 8-22 can enter their artwork into their art show as well!  Entries must be ready to hang and dropped off between 9 and 9:30am. 

A nice family outing!


Friday, September 24, 2010

The Cranberry Festival at the Hanover Mall



Presents a FREE Family Fun Event

"The Cranberry Festival"

Part of our Fall traveling exhibit program!

Monday, September 27th from 4-8pm

At The Hanover Mall

Please bring your family to enjoy the following free events!

  •  Introducing our Bog Pit Exhibit! Play & harvest cranberries!
  • Free crafts from AC Moore
  • Hands On Cranberry Activities
  • Free Balloons & Tattoos
  • Meet the Disney Princesses  (Bring your camera!)


Music and performance from 6 to 7pm by


Enjoy special offers, coupons and giveaways from participating merchants throughout the Mall!

Be sure to check our raffle table of items generously donated by Mall stores!

(Proceeds to benefit the Hanson Children’s’ Museum)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Farm Day in Marshfield

This Saturday, September 25 is Farm Day at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield from 10-4.  There’s lots of games and crafts for the kids as well as hayrides, demonstrations, music and yummy food.  Admission is $7, children under 3 are free. 


Monday, September 20, 2010

Cranberry Bog Exhibit

Kerry wanted me to let you know about a very cool thing they’re having at some local libaries…..

Have you ever wondered about all of the cranberry bogs we see in our area?   The Hanson Children’s Museum is excited to bring our traveling Cranberry Bog exhibit to a library near you!  Your child can harvest cranberries and crawl through the "earth tunnel" to check out the layers of a bog on our traveling Bog Pit exhibit. Spend a fun morning in one of our playgroups, using hands on activities and crafts to introduce the importance of cranberries in our local area!  Three playgroups will be offered at each library, Bog in a Cup, Eco Tours and Tools of the Trade.

In September, please visit us at the Whitman Library from September 21st to the 23rd, where we are offering two playgroups each day from 10:00 to 10:45 and 11:00 to 11:45!  Call the Children’s Librarian to register at 781-447-7613. First come first serve!  We will also be visiting the Rockland Memorial Library the week of September 27th!  Please call 781-878-1236 to register for the Rockland Cranberry Festival playgroups.  All activities are free, but are limited to 15 children in each session!

Keep an eye out for us at your local library over the next few months! Our October Schedule will be available soon!  Stay tuned to our website and find us on facebook!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

And the winner is…. choose #17 as the lucky number.  Congratulations to Maureen who said…

Tough to choose just one but I'm between the starfish necklace, the silk wrapped charm necklace, or the little dottie collection for my daughter.

Check your email Maureen!

Don’t forget about Kate’s site with the (gasp) holidays coming up!  Stella & Dot jewelry would make great gifts!  And if you’re looking to get the girls together for a night in, consider having a Trunk Show with her.

Thank you to Kate for sponsoring the giveaway and once again Congrats to Maureen!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Soule Homestead Harvest Fair

logoThe Soule Homestead in Middleboro is having their annual Harvest Fair on Saturday & Sunday, September 18th & 19th.  There will fun, food and lots of activities for all ages including

  • Sheep dog demonstrations
  • Dale Perkin's’ Amazing Trick Horse Show
  • Children’s tent w/ games, crafts etc.
  • Hay Rides and Face Painting
  • Raffles & silent auctions and more!

Along with the Harvest Fair is the Joe Davies Folk Festival.  You can view the music line up here.

Admission is $7 per person, under 6 is free.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Stella & Dot Jewelry

If you haven’t already seen or heard about Stella & Dot, it’s a celebrity-coveted, editor adored, boutique style jewelry line that’s been featured in InStyle, Lucky, Real Simple, Redbook, on The View and The Today Show. clip_image001

The vintage designs are unique, affordable and can be worn with a tank top and jeans or a black cocktail dress. The line includes everything from initial charms to metro-chic cascading chains and chunky rings; something to fit everyone’s style and budget!


Not to mention that the Trunk Shows are a blast! No stuffy presentation; just a great opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, try on the irresistible jewelry, all while you enjoy some much needed girl time!

Enter the Stella & Dot Giveaway!

Kate LaRose, a local Stella & Dot Stylist, is offering a $40 Gift Certificate to one lucky South Shore Kids reader!  The contest rules are below. Enter by Wednesday, September 15th for your chance to win! 

  • First, visit Kate’s personal Stella & Dot website, browse the line and then comment on this post telling us which piece of jewelry you put your $40 gift certificate towards.  Be sure to include your first name and email address so we can contact you. 
  • Deadline to enter is midnight (EST) on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. 
  • One entry per person. US residents only. 
  • The winner will be randomly selected and emailed directly. Her first name will be announced on this post at the close of the contest.

If you’re interested in hosting a trunk show or becoming a Stella & Dot Stylist, contact Kate directly at On average, hostesses receive $250 in free jewelry and shop more at 50% off.


Good Luck!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Me Time!

Now that the kids are back in school, I decided I really should get my butt back in gear and put me first again.  Sooo…I rejoined my gym.  I can never seem to get there during the summer with three kids at home so back to school is a great time to join again!

Stonewood Health and Fitness in Carver has recently become USA Fitness.  It will be nice to get myself back into a schedule…and losing a few pounds would be really, really nice!  I like this gym…very clean, lots of equipment and a women’s gym (my favorite!)  Not to mention it’s very convenient for me.  =)

While I was there, I took one of their cards so I could post their special right now.  Until the end of the month, you can save half off their enrollment fee (reg. $199) and pays only $29/month with no commitment.  And you can get your first month free.  If you want to take advantage…print the card below and bring it with you.  =)


They do have babysitting…I think it said $4.00 per hour.  And they have a lot of classes….I’ll be taking up the yoga again!

So if you’re interested in joining somewhere and this gym is convenient…head on over there!  If you’ve got a membership somewhere else, make time to use it and get healthy.  =)


Library Passes

Most local libraries have free or reduced rate passes available to local attractions like the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, Plimoth Plantation and more.  I found this link that let’s you SAILS Library Networkreserve passes online if you’re library is in the SAILS network making it nice and easy for parents!  Check with each library though, there may be restrictions on use.  And don’t forget to check with your local library if they’re not on the online list, they most likely have some you can reserve as well!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Best Buy Grand Opening

They are having lots of fun family things at the Best Buy Grand Opening at Colony Place tomorrow September 4th!

9am…Sparky the firedog with the Plymouth Fire Department

10am…Face painting


11-6…Wii bowling tournament on a movie screen

12-3…samples from Colony Place restaurants


My Gym Open House

My Gym in Kingston is having their open house on Saturday, September 11th and 12th from 9-12.  The event is free and open to the public.  They are giving away over $500 in raffles and prizes. 

While you’re there, check out their new fall schedule!  Lots of great programs for the kids as well as Parent’s Nite Out events and Yoga.  You can get more info at the website

Thanks to Melanie for the info!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Events at Plymouth Airport in September

On Sunday, September 5th, the Plymouth Airport on South Meadow Road is having an Air Fair from 10-4!  They will be having fly-bys, plane rides, helicopter rides, displays, helicopter golf ball drop, antique cards, raffles, games and more family fun!Admission is free, but they request a $5.00 parking donation.  Bring a donation for the food pantry and get a free raffle ticket!Rain Date is Monday, September 6th.

You can go view the Goodyear Blimp on September 16-19.

Antique Steam and gas engines will be on display by the Cranberry Flywheelers on September 25 & 26th.

And lastly, you can go check out the “Wings of Freedom” tour on September 27-29.  You can see famous WWII bombers & fighter aircraft:  the North American P-51 Mustang fighter, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator.  Walk through tours are $12 for adults and $6 for kids 12 and under.  WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at now charge.