Day 890 SSC Family Arts Festival Fall 2014 in Hingham & Duxbury MA

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The South Shore Conservatory will be holding its Family Arts Festival at in Hingham and Duxbury  locations  on Saturday September  6th . The conservatory welcomes local families to spend time together exploring music, theater and dance. Admission is free

The family arts festival begins with an SSC faculty performance followed by an open house for all Creative seeds programs. A variety of activities include:


Hingham: 10:00-11:30 am
Duxbury: 1:30-3 pm
Featuring George Little and “Ferdinand the Bull”

Winter/Spring: January 24, 2015 (snow date Jan 25)
Hingham 10:00-11:30 am
Duxbury 1:30-3 pm
Open to the public, the free Family Arts Festival welcomes the area’s families to spend time together exploring the variety of arts enrichment offerings at SSC. Our continuum of learning nurtures every age and stage of development.

This semi-annual festival begins with an SSC faculty performance followed by an open house passport travel through SSCreativeseeds programs. A variety of activities include:

Instrument Petting Zoo: Percussion, Woodwinds, Brass
Interactive Movement and Drama presentation
Piano FUNdamentals class sampler
Creative Dance Sampler (Duxbury only)
Suzuki Method Demonstrations
Arts Principled Preschool and Kindergarten open house (Hingham only)
Admission to all activities is free of charge. Families are welcome to tour the facility, meet faculty and staff, and learn more about the broad range of programs offered for children of all ages.


One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02043 (781) 749-7565

Ellison Center for the Arts P.O. Box 1523, Duxbury, MA 02331 (781) 934-2731


South of Boston Kids Fall Bucket List 2014

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Fall is here and that means alot of fun!   It is my favorite season and luckily for families South of Boston there is plenty to do!     Make sure you subscribe to our updates to keep up to date on family events on the South Shore


  1. Go Apple Picking 
  2. Make Leaf Art
  3. Go on a  Hay Ride
  4. Have a photo shoot in a leaf pile
  5. Have a s’mores bonfire
  6. Make Carmel apples with your bounty from apple picking
  7. Go pumpkin picking
  8. Make  pumpkin cookies
  9. Take a nature walk at Ames Norwell  or Worlds End  and go leaf peeping
  10. Visit the Endless summer festival in Hull
  11. Make an apple pie
  12. Carve a pumpkin
  13. See a joust at King Richard ‘s Fair 
  14.  Visit a haunted house
  15. Go to a High school or semi pro football game
  16. Attend a Harvest or Fall festival on the South Shore
  17. Attend a Family Friendly Oktoberfest  
  18. Attend a story time at a new place like Magic  Beans  or the  South Shore Children’s Museum
  19. Go to a craft fair
  20. Roast Pumpkin seeds
  21. Do a nature scavenger  hunt
  22. Watch Halloween movies for a day
  23. Attend a Halloween Party
  24. Boo the Zoo at Buttonwood Zoo
  25. Visit a magic Halloween castle at  Castle Island
  26.  Get lost in a corn maze
  27. Visit the corn festival at South Shore natural science center

South Shore Labor Day Weekend Events Saturday August 30th & Sunday August 31st

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Labor Day weekend is here!  A nice 3 day weekend to unwind before the craziness of all things back to school.

Make sure you subscribe to our updates to keep up to date on family events on the South Shore

Check out these discounts

The Berenstain Bears Live: Hit Family Show Direct From NYC

Boston Duck Tours

 Also take the Back to School survey to be enter to win $100 gift card 

Saturday  August 30, 2014 things to do!!

John Quincy Adams 3 mile Health Walk 8am

 East Middleboro 4-H Labor Day weekend Fair 2014 (8:00 am)

Apple Picking South of Boston (9:00 am)

Free Fun on Duxbury Beach-Beach mobiles 930am

Green Harbor Beach association  labor day weekend events

Day out with Thomas  Edaville Railroad USA Carver MA (9:00 am)

Open Barnyard at Weir River Fall Farm in Hingham MA (10:00 am)

King Richard’s Renaissance Faire 2014 in Carver MA (10:30 am)

Brockton Arts Music  & Arts Festival 11-7pm 

Family Fun day Fundraiser to Benefit Local Animal Rescue in Whitman 2pm


Free Saturday night summer concerts on Plymouth Waterfront 2014 (6:00 pm)

Sunday  August 31, 2014 things to do

East Middleboro 4-H Labor Day weekend Fair 2014 (8:00 am)

Apple Picking South of Boston (9:00 am)

Day out with  Edaville Railroad USA Carver MA (9:00 am)

 King Richard’s Renaissance Faire 2014 in Carver MA (10:30 am)

Green Harbor Beach association  labor day weekend events  Parade at 2pm


Monday September 1, 2014 things to do

Apple Picking South of Boston (9:00 am)

Day 70 Edaville Railroad USA Carver MA (9:00 am)

Sports Card & Autograph Show in  Mansfield 9am

Day 882 King Richard’s Renaissance Faire 2014 in Carver MA (10:30 am)

Brockton MA Kids Dance and Performing Arts Classes

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Here are girls and boys dance and performing arts classes in Brockton Massachusetts

Gold School Brockton

1154 North Montello Street

Brockton, MA  02301

At The Gold School our mission is to provide a safe and encouraging environment for girls and boys to explore their creativity through dance.  Our staff of esteemed professional dancers offers exceptional dance instruction for children and young adults in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, classical and modern dance.


eXpressions Dance Studio

60 S. Skinner Street

Brockton, MA 02302

At eXpressions we follow a curriculum to ensure that students receive a consistent dance education which builds on previous knowledge no matter what instructor is teaching the class.  We believe that it not only encourages students when placed in a class that is accurate for their dance knowledge level it also helps the class excel when all students are on the same level.

New students with previous dance experience entering the elementary program will complete a placement test to ensure proper class assignment.

Students may proceed to the next level (grade) upon proficient completion of the skills required for their current level of study.

Throughout the school year students are not only taught steps and technique but also history, information and news about what is going on in the dance world.


In addition to taking classes students have the opportunity to perform, attend professional performances and take classes from world class master teachers


Denise Buote Dance Studio

5 Mill Street
Brockton MA 02301


We are located at 5 Mill St., corner of Manley St. in Brockton. Our air conditioned building provides an upper and lower studio with a total dance space of 2500 sq. ft., the latest in audio equipment, fully mirrored walls and ample parking.
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Day 889 East Middleboro 4-H Labor Day weekend Fair 2014

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The 65th annual   East Middleboro 4-H fair will be held on Labor Day weekend Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st   at the 4 H  fairgrounds. It is great family friendly event that kids and parents to enjoy!   There is no admission or parking fee, just come and enjoy the day 535434_105383482980995_1887934195_n

There are no amusement rides, but there is much to do. Join us on Saturday afternoon for our popular country auction. Or watch the animal costume parade followed by the tractor parade on Saturday. The country store (rummage sale) and book tents are open throughout the fair and a variety of great food is available including our famous chicken barbecue Sunday afternoon!

In the schoolhouse 4–H members display their many talents as they compete for ribbons. In the morning come for breakfast and stay to watch one of the many animal shows. Our 4–H members care for and work with their animals all year, come and see what they have accomplished.

The East Middleboro Fair is sponsored and presented solely by volunteers. Most of our volunteers are members of the East Middleboro Community Committee or 4–H members and their families.



2014 East Middleboro 4-H Fair Schedule

Saturday August 30th

8am Fair Opens

Country Store Opens

8am-10am Breakfast Served

9:30am Rabbit Show – Rabbit Tent

9:45am Welcoming Ceremony

Registration for Open Cribbage Tournament

10am-12pm Dog Show

10am Open Cribbage Tournament

12:00 Noon Country Kitchen Opens

12pm Poultry Showmanship

1pm Swine Show – Pole Barn

2:45pm Scholarship Recognition

3pm-6:30pm Auction

TBA Open Family Games

4:30pm Tractor Parade

6:30pm Fair Closes

Sunday August 31st

8am Non-Denominational Worship Service and Blessings of the


9:00am Registration for Briggs Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

9am-12pm Breakfast Served

10:30am Goat Show

12pm Sheep Show

TBA Corn Husking Contest

1:30pm Beef and Dairy Show

2-5pm Chicken BBQ

3pm Open Children’s and Animal Costume Parade

6:30p Animals Released


4-H Grounds, 183 Thompson St. (Route 105), Middleboro, MA 02346

Braintree MA Kids Dance and Performing Arts Classes

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Here are girls and boys dance and performing arts classes in Braintree  Massachusetts

Bridget’s Dance Studio

89 Pearl St #5A

Braintree MA, 02184

At Bridget’s Dance Studio we offer both competitive and recreational dance classes, gymnastics, musical theater, Acro, Glee, Irish Step and more. Also have a studio in Norwell MA

Melissa Kelly’s Dance Studio of Braintree

435 Washington St
Braintree, MA 02184.

We offer our students classes in Pre-Ballet, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Boys-Only Hip-Hop, Young Adult Programs, and more.

Our mission is to provide quality, classical dance education in a fun, yet pre-professional environment for dancers wishing to focus on the art of ballet and other dance forms. Our structured programs are perfect for the determined, dedicated dancer, as well as the young dancer looking to explore and enjoy the world of dance. Our goal is to offer every student the education and training they need to accomplish their dance dreams.

Melissa Kelley’s Dance Studio of Braintree is also the home of The Braintree Ballet Company, which was established in 1994 to give serious dance students an opportunity to further their ballet dance education by performing full-length ballets.


Dance Concepts

12 Elm Street  Braintree Ma 02184

Stedman Avenue Entrance  Inside First Congregational Church, upstairs

Fostering a love for dance for 30 years… Dance Concepts is a family run dance studio in Braintree Ma. We specialize in all dance styles, from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern/Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical.

Joan’s Olympic Gym

197 Quincy Ave., Braintree, MA 07184

Joan’s Olympic Gym and Fitness Center offers both classical instruction and dance classes for today’s modern youth. We offer ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop programs for children aged 3 to teen. Our trained professionals teach children the fundamental elements of movement, and strengthen their abilities to coordinate those movements to showcase various styles. Please see the details of our dance programs below:

Amy’s Dance Dynamics

381 Washington Street, Braintree

Amy’s Dance Dynamics was opened in 1995 by Amy Wallace Valle.  Her goal as an educator was to create an environment where students could thrive and build their self confidence while also increasing their gross motor skills.  At Amy’s Dance Dynamics, we strive to create a fun and nurturing environment where everyone can shine!

We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Movement classes for toddlers through teens.  We keep our class sizes small for the best learning environment and for a more personalized approach. coming soon:  singing and yoga

Magic Beans Thursday Morning Storytime in Norwell MA

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Magic Beans Norwell is the South Shore’s best toy store, and your source for the best in baby gear! If you’re looking for toys, baby gifts, strollers and other products for babies and kids in Norwell, Hingham, Scituate, Cape Cod, and other local communities, this is the toy store for you.   They are now in  the same building as our good friends at Mamas Move, a wonderful mom-owned business

The Magic Beans baby stores and toy stores were founded in Boston by local parents of three, and offer a terrific selection of baby products, baby strollers, car seats, and more from top baby brands, as well as unique toys and games for boys and girls of any age. We provide personalized customer service and expert advice on choosing the perfect baby stroller, car seat, baby furniture, baby gifts, holiday gifts, and birthday presents, and we even offer free gift wrap on every purchase.

Whether you’re shopping for a newborn, toddler, older kids, or new or expectant parents, Magic Beans Norwell is conveniently located for families in Plymouth, Weymouth, Cohasset, Hanover, Duxbury, Braintree, and more. They  also have four toy store and baby store locations in Boston, and one in southern Connecticut.


Magics Beans has storytime on Thursday morning at 11:30am

Story time is read by one of our very own Magic Beans employee’s from our library of entertaining children’s books.

Magic Beans Norwell

45 Pond Street

Norwell, MA 02061

Abington MA Kids Dance and Performing Arts Classes

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Here are girls and boys dance and performing arts classes in Abington Massachusetts

Onstage Theater

11 Orange Street & 509 Washington St, Abington, MA

The Triple Threat Experience.  Professional quality training  in Voice, Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, and Television. Our student’s training has earned them the National Title of Best Overall Performance at the 2014 Access Broadway National Competition as well as 4 National titles!


Nancy Bradford Dance Studio

254 Washington Street (Rt. 18)  Abington, MA 02351

We are proud to welcome you to the 69th season of the Nancy Bradford Dance Studio.  The studio opened in 1946 and between the years of 1960 through the 1980′s, Nancy operated four studios simultaneously in nearby towns.  Now operating one studio with her daughter and co-director Terri Trunfio, the Nancy Bradford Dance Studio draws students from a wide geographical area.

The Nancy Bradford Dance Studio offers recreational dance lessons for ages 3 and up.  We are a non-competitive dance studio.  Our students learn the art of dance and performance, while developing emotional, physical and social skills in a fun and positive environment.

South Shore Weekend Events Saturday August 23rd & Sunday August 24th

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The last full weekend of August is here and for us it is our last weekend before school starts here in Whitman.    Luckily there is a ton of fun on happening South of Boston this weekend from the Marshfield Fair to the Downtown Plymouth Waterfront festival.

Make sure you subscribe to our updates to keep up to date on family events on the South Shore

Check out these discounts

The Berenstain Bears Live: Hit Family Show Direct From NYC

Boston Duck Tours


Saturday  August 23, 2014:

John Quincy Adams 3 mile Health Walk 8am

   Unleashed by Petco’s Annual Summer Snow Day 2014 in Hingham MA (9:00 am)

Free Fun on Duxbury Beach Memory boxzes   9:30-11:00am

FREE Kids Yoga at the Braintree Farmer’s Market  9:30

Curious George Weekend at Edaville Railroad  10:00am 


Open Barnyard  Weir River Fall Farm in Hingham MA (10:00 am)

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics for Kids South of Boston (10:00 am) registration required

Historic Walking Tour of the Quincy Quarries Reservation 10:00 am registration required


Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival 2014 (10:30 am)

Literacy Jamboree Back to School for Randolph Students!  1130-2pm

 Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

Whole Foods South Weymouth Back to School Block Party 12-3pm

John “Doomsday” Howard and Pat Walsh (from The Ultimate Fighter). At the Independence Mall 4pm
Free outdoor movie  & family fun  in Randolph Despicable Me 2 6pm

Quincy Militia Football vs. Middleboro Cobras  7:00pm

 McGuiggan’s Pub Block Party in Whitman Family event  7pm

Sunday August 24, 2014:

Curious George Weekend at Edaville Railroad  10:00am 

Hingham Police Family Fun Day 2014 (11:00 am)

Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

Magic Beans in Norwell Kids Activities Fair 12- 5pm

Free Sunday night Summer concerts in Abington MA 2014 (6:00 pm)


Day 888 Hingham Police Family Fun Day 2014

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The Hingham Police Department  will be hosting their  Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday August 24th from 11am-2pm at the Cronin Field behind the  Behind Central Fire Station.  This is great family day to celebrate Hingham


Here are some of the activities

Police Cars and Motorcycles
Fire Trucks
Pony Rides
Petting Zoo
Moon Walks
Dunk Tanks
Face Painting
Speed Pitch Machine
U.S. Coast Guard Boats
Plymouth County Sheriff Child ID
Army National Guard Trucks
State Police Helicopter Landing (Weather permitting)
Hingham Fire Department Field of Foam
Hot Dogs
Cookie Decorating
Fun Day T-Shirts
(There is a small charge for food)

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