Autumn Outings on the South Shore

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You can feel it in the air on the South Shore! Autumn has begun. As we head into the long Columbus Day Weekend, here are some family activities to add to the calendar. Enjoy fall on the South Shore!

Birds & Bones at the South Shore Natural Science Center

Sunday, October 9th, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
South Shore Natural Science Center
Say “so long” to the birds! Visit the South Shore Natural Science Center in celebration of the mysterious migration of birds this time of year. Staff of the science center will discuss how and why they do it. Great fun for the entire family! Enjoy games, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits and trail walks as you become a bird for an afternoon and learn about patterns of migration, obstacles along the way, marvelous adaptations, and how birds behave and communicate.
SSNSC Members: $5/person, $20 family max
Non-Members: $8/person, $32 family max

Columbus Day, Monday, October 10th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Shore Natural Science Center 
Go on a mock archeological dig at the South Shore Natural Science Center.  This fun, family event is a hands-on activity of discovery. Use special tools to excavate fragments of the past and try to piece them together. Who knows what you’ll find! Visit SSNSC’s museum’s Native American exhibit to view their permanent collection of early American artifacts. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by adults.
SSNSC Members: Free!
Non-Members: Free with admission ($7 adults, $3 children)

Sustainable South Shore Celebration

The First Annual South Shore Celebration will be held Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Marshfield Fairgrounds. Hosted by Sustainable South Shore, a network of 14 communities committed to sustainability, along with Edible South Shore Magazine and Go Green Web Directory, the event celebrates the fall harvest, local food and sustainable living. The organizers hope to provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for individuals, families, businesses and organizations who want to learn more about living sustainably and locally grown food.  The highlights of the event include:

  • 70 local food and green vendors
  • 15 workshops on sustainable living
  • Kids Corner – fun and games!
  • Farmers Market with local wines and delicious local food
  • Home electronic recycling station
  • Electric vehicle display
  • Remote broadcast from WATD-95.9
  • Music and entertainment

Admission is $3 per person, $6 per family, and includes a festive atmosphere full of educational workshops, informational booths, local music performers, and free parking. For more information visit the event web site.

Tinker’s Son: A Great Neighborhood Pub in the Heart of Norwell

Since Dec 11, 1984 when Happy Hour was abolished in the State of MA establishments like the Tinker’s Son in Norwell have more recently been filling the void. This authentic Irish pub and restaurant doesn’t offer two for one drinks or anything like that, but you do leave feeling like you got your money’s worth. It is a great place for families or anyone who wants a good meal, a great atmosphere and good Irish music. If you just want to hang out with friends and watch a game on the big flat screen TV or sit around and enjoy an Irish session or open mic night, this place is a hidden gem.  The last time I was there, I had two nice cold Harp draft beers and the “Mac n’ Cheese with Guiness braised short ribs in the dish itself”. it was delicious and enough for two people to share.  On Mother’s Day, the place was packed and not a table to be had. It was like being at the neighborhood pub in the Old Country with good music and lots of people smiling and enjoying laughs with family and friends. I would highly recommend you take a trip to Norwell Center and visit the Tinker’s Son at 707 Main Street, Norwell. Say hello to Brian, the Proprietor.

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