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Middleboro Herring Run Festival 2017

Middleboro Tourism department will be hosting the 4th  annual at Oliver Mill Park 11-4pm on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th . The Herring Run in is one of the most spectacular Middleboro Herring Fun Festival 2017 natural resources in New England. Join local residents, businesses and artisans in a celebration of this natural resource.
This great free family family event will be featuring Food & Games, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Music, Fine Art & Lots of Herring!

The Oliver Estate will be opening for living history  tours for the  each day from 12-4pm ! There will also be 18th Century Music, Food, Drink, Colonial Living Demonstrations  and  Animals

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FREE Admission
FREE Parking located at:

Middleborough Council on Aging (COA) (558 Plymouth Street)
Middleborough Town Hall (10 Nickerson Ave)
Boston/Cape Cod KOA (438 Plymouth Street)

PAID Parking located at:

99 North Street

Oliver Mill Park
Route 44 and Nemasket Street
Middleborough, MA

Easton Lions Holiday Festival Weekend 2016

The Easton Lion’s Annual Holiday Festival will be held (rain or shine or snow) Saturday December 3rd   from 10 am to 6 pm ( Talent Show at 7pm in Oakes Ames Hall) and Sunday  December 4th  from 12 noon to 5 pm. Easton Lions Holiday Festival Weekend 2016

It includes a very popular Arts & Crafts Fair in Oakes Ames Memorial Hall both days, live entertainment outside, food, games, rides, parades and a kids show and Holiday Parades on Sunday.

North Easton Savings Bank is our premier sponsor again this year along with many other local businesses.

Festival Highlights

The Farmer’s Daughter – Holiday Festival in Downtown Easton
Saturday, December 03, 2016, 10:00 – 17:00  New This Year: The Farmer’s Daughter is having a Holiday Festival in Downtown Easton on Saturday, December 3rd. There will be signature cocktails, kid’s hot cocoa bar, complimentary hor d’oeuvres and a Lions Club raffle. In the space next to the Farmer’s Daughter there will be an area set-up and open to the public!

Family Rides and Games
Saturday, December 03, 2016, 10:00 – 17:00   Trackless Train – FREE for all thanks to our Sponsor
Creative World Children’s Learning Center  Take a ride on the ever-popular trackless-train, jump in the bouncy houses, enjoy a hayride around the historic district, play carnival games (12-4), and hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, popcorn, fried dough, and french fries.   Prices for each are paid by 1-5 tickets. Buy tickets for $1 each at the ticket booth on Barrows and Main St.
Festival Food Stands
Saturday, December 03, 2016, 10:00 – 17:00   Sponsored by our friends at Boston’s Best Coffee Come enjoy some great festival food, from hamburgs and hot dogs to fried dough and french fries, warm hot chocolate, water and soda all prepared by the Easton Lions Club!   Prices for each are paid by 1-5 tickets. Buy tickets for $1 each at the ticket booth on Barrows and Main St.

Arts and Crafts Fair
Come join the crafters inside Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and enjoy two floors of beautiful arts and crafts and displays of finely crafted wares. Great shopping with an incredible array of gifts for family and friends.

Ames Free Library and Queset House

oks, movies, magazines, board games and more with the whole family. Browse the art of Eveline Johnson and Jessica Lazarus. At the Queset House build young imaginations with the LEGO Club 10:00-12:00, show off your gaming skills at Teen Gaming 1:00-4:30, and support all the library offers by picking up a book for a friend in the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Williams Family Entertainment Tent – Live Music
Saturday, December 03, 2016, 12:00 – 16:00 Sponsored by Avery Lee Williams Family TrustCome enjoy local artists performing throughout the afternoon.  12:00 – 3:00 T.B.D. – Holiday Selections from D.J.   3:00 – 4:00 George Deliyiannis   4:00 – 6:00 Steve George

Rockery Lighting Ceremony with Santa
Saturday, December 03, 2016, 17:00 – 18:00  Join Santa as he arrives on his big Red Fire Truck and help kick-off the holiday season with lights and music at the Rockery! The lights will turn on each evening in December from about 4:30 to 10:00 pm. Playing time of show is about 20 minutes and starts every half-hour.  Lights and music arranged by John Lamar & Charlie Dresing.

Holly Fair and Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 04, 2016, 08:00 – 13:00  Breakfast with Santa goes from 8:00am to 12:00pm, tickets available at the door. The Fair is free to all! Come take a chance on fabulous raffle baskets and the Snowflake Raffle; enjoy the delicious cookie stroll, homemade jams & pickles, and the buck-a-bag for kids.

In the Parish Center Great Room (Building to the right side of church)
Holly Fair: Free entry
Breakfast Tickets: $5 per person or $20 per family
As part of the Village Festival of Lights, the Annual Holiday Parade, with Santa Claus leading the way, will start at 1:00 pm (assembly begins at 12:30 pm) at the Easton Village Shoppes/Washington Plaza (Corner of Rte. 138 – Washington Street- and Main Street). The parade runs down Main St through the Rockery and ends past the library on North Main St.

If you, your family, your group or organization would like to participate with your business vehicle, a float, a decorated car, truck, wagon, bicycle, just march in, or whatever, you would be most welcome! This is an opportunity to be imaginative and get your business or group in front of townspeople. If you have questions, need help or want to participate and don’t know how, please contact Anne Martin or Holiday Festival Chair Jon Morgan,  (508‐982-­0990-cell,

Veterans Day Parades and Military Deals Freebies South of Boston 2016

Here are Veterans Day parades and Celebrations South of Boston as well as discount for military on restaurants and other activities.  veterans-day-300x225

Abington Rockland  & Whitman  Tri Town Parade 2016 

The 63rd Annual Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade (Whitman, Rockland & Abington) The community is invited to join us on Veterans Day for a parade to support America’s Veterans! Parade Route: Parade begins near the old Regal Shoe Factory on South Avenue. It proceeds west on South Avenue, Route 27, toward Whitman Center. Then turns left onto Washington Street at the four-way stop. Parade then turns right onto School Street.

Bridgewater Tri Town Veterans Day Parade 2016

This years Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade will be hosted by the Town of  West  Bridgewater. The 2016 Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade will be on Veterans Day, Friday  , November 11th starting at 10:00am. PARADE ROUTE: N . Elm Street, left onto W. CenterStreet (Route 106), left onto N. Main Street (Route 28), to Town Hall Gazebo.

Duxbury Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

On Friday  , November 11 at 11:00 am the Duxbury American Legion Post 223 will be holding its annual Veterans Day celebration at the Post Hall at 5 West Street. The community is invited to attend.

Halifax Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

The Town of Halifax will hold its annual Veterans’ Day ceremony on Friday , November 11, 2016 at 9am at the Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street. This short ceremony includes the laying of wreaths at the various monuments near the Town Hall and a few words from the attendees.

Hingham Veterans Day Breakfast & Ceremony 2016

The Hingham Veterans’ Council is pleased to announce the itinerary for this year`s Annual Veteran’s Day Observance, formerly called Armistice Day.

Veterans` Day 2016 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent Breakfast at the Hingham Senior Center from 08:30-10:00 a.m.  This event is open to ALL Military, Veterans, and their families; sponsored by the Hingham American Legion and the V.F.W. Posts.

The main event will be the held in the Sanborn Auditorium at Town Hall, beginning promptly at 11 a.m. There will be reserved seating for ALL Military and Veterans.  Th

Following the indoor tribute to our Town`s Veterans there will be a wreath laying ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance at the Veterans’ Memorial outside Town Hall.

Please make every effort to attend and show your support for our Nation`s Veterans.


Hull Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

The Hull War Memorial Commission and the Hull VFW Richardson Post 1787 cordially invite all World War II Veterans living in Hull to the Veterans Day Memorial observance at the Hull War Memorial on November 11, 2016, 11:00 AM.

Marshfield Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

The Veterans Day Parade, a longstanding tradition in Marshfield, may be canceled this year, but the town has not forgotten about its servicemen and women.

A ceremony honoring Marshfield’s veterans will still be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. For George Earle, a veteran on the Marshfield Parade Committee, the ceremony is the most important part of the day, and one that will never be canceled.


Milton Parade and Ceremony 2016
Milton’s American Legion Post #114 and the administration of the Town of Milton jointly invite you to participate in the Veteran’s Day observance to be held Thursday , November 11, 2016

All participants who wish to march in this year’s parade should gather at Milton High School, 25 Gile Road by 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed from Milton High School to Canton Avenue and onto the Town Hall for the Veteran’s Day services, which will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Norwell Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

Ceremony will be at  11 a.m. Friday  at the town common on Main Street.

Pembroke Ceremony 2016

11 a.m.  ceremony  on Friday   at Pembroke Middle School, 559 School St. There will be guest speakers, and the Pembroke High School Chorus will perform.

Plymouth Parade & Ceremony 2016

The Department of Veterans’ Services and Plymouth’s Veterans Council wishes to extend an invitation for you to join us in our annual Veterans Day Parade, on Friday  November 11, 2016.

NOTE: The parade will assemble at 9:00 am and step off is at 9:30 am from Hedge Rd. in North Plymouth. From Hedge Road the parade will turn left heading south on to Court Street to Cherry Street, turning west heading to Standish Ave.  Turn South on to Standish Ave, stop at the Veterans Field Memorial, World War One Memorial for a brief ceremony.  The parade will proceed south turn left on to Hamilton Street turning right on to Court Street and proceed to Memorial Hall, World War II and Spanish War memorials for a brief ceremony. Proceed south down Court Street to Plymouth County Court House,Korea and Vietnam Memorial for a brief ceremony.  The parades will continue south on Court Street to the WWI Memorial Bridge for a brief ceremony.  The Parade will end at the Plymouth Training Green with a ceremony at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial.



Quincy Veterans Day Parade 2016

The City’s annual Veterans Day Parade and Observance will be held on Friday , November 11.  The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Scammel Street, and proceeds on Hancock Stret to the Adams Academy.

Randolph Breakfast & Parade 2016

9 a.m. Wed  at the VFW hall, 10 Highland Ave. The breakfast is open to the public. At 10:30, following the breakfast, a group will march from the VFW to the war memorial outside the Turner Free Library in Crawford Square.

Scituate Veterans Ceremony 2016

11 a.m. Friday   at the GAR Hall, 353 Country Way, hosted by American Legion Post 144. All veterans and a guest are invited to attend a turkey luncheon following the ceremony. Seating is limited. Call Bob Young, the post commander, at 617-417-5267 to make a reservation.

Sharon Veteran’s  Day Ceremony 2016

Ceremony: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday   on the corner of Billings and Pond streets. There will be a display featuring military vehicles and a veterans booth. At noon, there will be speakers at the same location.

Stoughton Veterans Day Parade 2016

9 a.m. Friday   starting at VFW Post 837 on Washington Street. The parade will stop at town hall for a ceremony and wreath laying at the Memorial Bell. The parade will re-form on Pearl Street, and another ceremony will be held at Faxon Veterans Memorial Park. The participants will include local veterans, the VFW color guard and firing detail, the Stoughton High School band, local police and fire departments, town and state officials and local Scouts.


Military Discounts for local restaurants and services

Check out the Hockomock Swamp for the great local restaurants that are offering a deal to veterans or active military

The Hall at Patriot Place Foxboro

In recognition of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is offering free admission to veterans and active military with proper military identification from Nov. 11 to 13. The offer gives veterans and active military the opportunity to relive Patriots and New England football history in a one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge sports and education facility.




The Great Pumpkin Give a Wey 2016 in Weymouth MA

The 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Give-A-Wey will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 12:00 to 4:00pm at Town Hall, Libby Field and Legion field. Come celebrate the Unity in Community. This great fall event is sponsored by the Mayor   and the community events committee.  RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! 

It is sure to be an afternoon of fun for the whole family!  Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and moreThe Great Pumpkin Give a Wey 2016 in Weymouth MA

Donate to a non-profit table located in the Town Hall parking lot & pick a free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch (while supplies last).

– Horse Drawn Hayrides
– Amusements
– Pony Rides
– Photo Booth
– Roaming Railroad
– NE Aquarium Traveling Tidepool
– Food Court
– Public Safety Demos
– Local Business Info Tables
– Farmers Market
– Live Music
– And Much More!

Again this year at Legion Field!
Corvette Club & Bubble Soccer
Bubble Soccer – Sign up onsite – Ages 11 & Up,
First come, first served.
Ages 11-14: 12:00 – 1:20PM
Ages 15-17 1:20 – 2:40PM
Ages 18 & Up: 2:40 – 4:00PM

Free Parking! Academy Ave & Chapman Schools! On-site handicapped parking & reasonable accomodations available.

For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office

South of Boston Kids Fall Autumn Bucket List 2016

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. South of Boston Kids Fall Autumn Bucket List 2016Go Apple Picking 
  2. Attend the South Shore Irish festival
  3. Visit the corn festival at South Shore natural science center
  4. Make Leaf Art
  5. Go on a  Hay Ride
  6. Have a photo shoot in a leaf pile
  7.  Make a Fall Tree Centerpiece
  8. Have a s’mores bonfire
  9. Make caramel apples with your bounty from apple picking     Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and more
  10. Go pumpkin picking
  11. Make  pumpkin cookies
  12. Go Fall Camp at… Myles Standish park
  13. Take a nature walk at Ames Nowell  or Worlds End  and go leaf peeping
  14. Visit the Endless summer festival in Hull
  15. Make an apple pie deliver to somone who is under the weather, or in need of some cheering up.
  16. Spend a rainy Saturday at Round 1 arcade with the kids
  17. Make Corn Prints or Apple Prints
  18. Carve a pumpkin
  19. Go Bowling at  Kings in Dedham or Splitville in Foxboro
  20. See a joust at King Richard ‘s Fair 
  21. Create Paper plate spiders 
  22.  Visit a haunted house
  23. Attend a Harvest or Fall festival on the South Shore
  24. Make a Pine cone owl craft
  25. Attend a Family Friendly Oktoberfest
  26. Attend a story time at a new place like Magic  Beans  or the  South Shore Children’s Museum in Hanover
  27. Go to a craft fair  Find out how to get your 1st Graze Snack box free! 
  28. Roast Pumpkin seeds
  29. Do a nature scavenger  hunt
  30. Watch Halloween movies for a day
  31. Jump High  at Skyzone Kingston 
  32. Attend a Halloween Party
  33. Boo the Zoo at Buttonwood Zoo
  34. Visit a magic Halloween castle at  Castle Island
  35. Take a road trip to the Cape and attend the Scallop Festival
  36. Create some fall magic at Claychick in Plymouth
  37.  Make a Paint Stick Scarecrow.
  38.  Get lost in a corn maze
  39. Visit the corn festival at South Shore natural science center
  40. Take a boat ride out the Boston Harbor Islands 
  41. Visit Pumpkins Aglow at Edaville Railroad 
  42. Paint a Pumpkin
  43. Apple stamping fun 
  44. Try a themed fun run 5k themed or one of the many local charity runs 
  45. Enjoy a Food truck festival 
  46. Create beautiful Fall Mixed Media pieces
  47. Take a  scenic Family bike ride at Borderland State Park in Easton
  48. Spend the day in Historic Plymouth 
  49.  Enjoy a cranberry fall festival 
  50. Go to a High school football game and tailgate