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Friday, April 29, 2011

Nature Adventures Summer Day Camp

South Shore Natural Science Center is having an open house on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-2pm so you can learn about their summer camp program. 

There is 1/2 day camp for younger campers, ages 3 through Grade 2 and 1/2 and full day camps for campers entering grades 3 through 6.  For more info, download their camp brochure or contact Emily at 781-659-2559 x218.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with a free concert

The Hanson Children’s Museum is celebrating Earth Day with a free concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band on Saturday, April 30th from 1-4 at the Hanson Town Hall Green.  (Raindate is May 1st)

There will also be lots of fun for the kids….face painting, tattoos, rock painting, games, raffles and more!  Mark your calendars!

Check out their website for more information.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Swimming Lessons for the under 4 crowd…

Come meet Tim Gaudreau of "Swim with Tim" at a FREE open Swim this Friday at 10 and 10:30am at the Plymouth Bay Inn & Suites in Kingston.  Space is limited and if you are interested, you must email Chris at asap to reserve your spot….

Although Tim teaches kids of all ages, this open house is intended for parents and their children under the age of 4.  The program will consist of songs and water adjustment for the kids and Tim will show us how to properly hold our kids in the water etc.  Please bring your child's favorite bath toy that floats and is small.  The water will be set at around 86 degrees!  Ooohhh Ahhhh!

Please plan to arrive on time and have your child ready to go in swim diapers.  Please no regular "pampers"-they destroy the filtration systems.  Parents with multiple Children MUST bring additional adults.  IE - there must be 1 adult per child in the pool.
The Swim open House is limited to 8 Child/parent pairs so if your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Tim is the owner and head coach of the Dolphins Swim Club, a recreational swim team, as well as a Certified Stroke Technician through the American Swim Coaches Association.  He is also a Red Cross instructor with over 25 years experience.  Instructor in Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor course(WSI).  Instructor Trainer in Lifeguarding and WSI, CPR,First Aid Certified Pool Operator(CPO).  Tim lives in Norwell with his wife and 4 kids.

After the Swim Open House - you can sign your child up for Swim Classes.  The Cost is $15/wk (1 class) or $25/wk (2 classes) and goes in 8 wk sessions.  Class size is limited to 8 child/parent pairs.  Additional Classes and programs are available including private, semi private, and  group lessons for older children.
For additional information on Tim's programs, please email  Remember, to sign up….you must email Chris at asap to reserve your spot! 


Monday, April 18, 2011

Weymouth Carnival

The Town of Weymouth Services is sponsoring the “Weymouth Carnival” from Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th at Weymouth High School, 1 Wildcat Way, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food. Featured rides this year include the Freakout, Starship Exodus, and the Arctic Blast along with many more exciting carnival rides.

Discount ride promotions are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2pm-6pm or 6pm-close, and Sunday 12Noon – 5pm. Purchase a wristband with a discount coupon for $17.00 and ride unlimited rides. Discount coupons can be picked up at area merchants. Additional discounts can be found at

The Weymouth Carnival opens weekdays at 2:00PM, Saturday & Sunday at Noon.

Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the Town of Weymouth.


Friday, April 15, 2011

DCR’s April Vacation Park Passport Challenge!

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation invites families across the Commonwealth to download their passport and join the April Vacation Passport Challenge!

During school vacation week, April 16 through April 24, DCR is offering special programs in the parks and a special Park Passport opportunity. Visit five or more Passport Parks in a designated region during vacation week – OR - Join a “Park Serve”* event anywhere statewide and visit four Passport Parks in a designated region, stamp your passport, and receive a free passport T-shirt. The T-shirts, available while supplies last, can be picked up at designated regional offices by May 2nd.  (*Park Serve participants collect a specialized Park Serve sticker at their event.)

For more information, visit their website


Monday, April 11, 2011

Choose your place and paint some pottery over April Vacation!

Lots of choices for April Vacation camp if your child would like to paint some pottery!


South Shore Pottery in Abington:

Limited to 6 painters per day. Paint two pieces of pottery each day. Additional activities may include mosaics.

Please bring lunch and snacks.

Hours 10am to 4pm

1 full day    $45
2 full days  $75
3 full days  $115
4 full days  $155
5 full days  $190

Signups required. A non refundable deposit of $20 per day holds your spot.  781-871-PYOP


Expressions in Duxbury:

Easter Plate Workshop:  10:45am – 12pm
Paint a special Easter Plate!  Pieces will be ready by Easter.
Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person
Glass Fusing:   1pm – 2:15pm
Make your own glass plate or bowl! Ages 7 – 15 (drop-off class). $25+tax/person
Painting Workshop:   10:15am – 11:30am
Choose from our special selection of Easter pieces, animals, boxes, banks, plates,
bowls or mugs! Ages 6 – 15 (drop-off class). $20+tax/person
Beading:   1pm – 2:15pm
Make your own beaded necklace! Ages 7 – 14 (drop- off class). $22+tax/person
Beading:   10:15am – 11:30am
Make your own beaded necklace! Ages 7 – 14 (drop- off class). $22+tax/person
Bubble painting:   1pm – 2:15pm
Our most popular technique class! Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person
Glass Fusing:  10:15am – 11:30am
Make your own glass plate or bowl! Ages 7 – 15 (drop-off class). $25+tax/person
Bubble painting:   1pm – 2:15pm
Our most popular technique class! Ages 6 – 14 (drop- off class). $20+tax/person

RSVP  781-934-8122


Claychick in Plymouth:

Tuesday April 19- "Feed Me": Design a personalized plate using stamps, stencils, or paper punches!

Thursday April 21- "Peace Out": Choose from a peace bank, a peace plaque, or a peace box!

Saturday April 23- "Bedroom Make-Over": Choose from an outlet cover & switchplate or a funky name plate to decorate your room!

10-11:30 am

Just $20 per painter, 10 painters per workshop

Drop off ages 8+

**Must RSVP 508-746-8296


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Green Earth Festival

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is having a great family event on Sunday, April 17th from 11-4.  The Green Earth Festival will demonstrate ways to a greener life thru eco-landscaping, composting, recycling, organic gardening, solar energy and more.  There will be kids crafts & games, entertainment, nature walks, live animals and so much more!  (All activities will be under cover or indoors should there be rain)

You can also check out the EcoZone while you are there, which is an interactive exhibit that showcases the ecosystems of southeastern Massachusetts.

Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per child aged 2-15.  Maximum is $20 per family and admission includes all activities!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kids stuff at the Mill Stores

During April vacation on Tuesday, April 19th and Wednesday, April 20th, the Mill Stores will supply free paint and brushes for the kids to decorate a birdhouse when you purchase it at $4.88.  All stores from 12-3pm.

Also… This Saturday, April 9th and Saturday, April 23rd from 12-2, kids will get 2 free wooden Easter Eggs to paint and take home.

Click here to find the Mill Stores closest to you!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun Easter Coupons

The past few years, I’ve printed these coupons and put them in the kids plastic eggs for their egg hunt.   The coupons are good for things like “Have Dessert Tonight” and “Choose a move rental, with popcorn”.  Very simple but the kids love getting & redeeming them!  Great way to get away from candy as well!

I’m putting them up here for you to click on the picture and print if you’d like to use them!

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Added some blank ones so you can make up your own!

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