5 Things To Do in and Around Hingham This Weekend
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1) Prepare for the Hingham Easter Egg Hunt with a FREE breakfast!
The Hingham Mothers’ Club is putting on their yearly Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, March 19th, from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Hingham Recreation Department, 210 Central Street in Hingham. Coffee, juice, donuts and bagels will be served while waiting for the Easter Bunny to drop in. In addition, some crafts activities are planned.
Bring the kids and don’t forget your camera. Easter buckets for egg collecting will be provided while supplies last. This event is open to the public, and if you are interested in becoming a member of the Hingham Mother’s Club, you can join at the Hingham Recreation Department.
2) The Hingham Easter Egg Hunt
It’s a Hingham tradition! The Annual Hingham Newcomers Club Easter Egg Hunt is taking place this Sunday, NOT Easter Sunday, THIS Sunday, March 20th, at Plymouth River Elementary School, no matter what the weather brings us this weekend. This is a public event open to all, and membership in the Hingham Newcomers Club is not required, although it does get you cheaper pricing on the tickets.
The Egg Hunt time is from 10:00 -12:00 and and of course there will be PICTURES with the Easter Bunny from 10 to 11:30am. The Hingham Easter Egg Hunt is for children over the age of 3, BUT there is also an egg hunt designed just for little ones ages 2 and under. The last event in this very busy egg hunting segment, is a giant field sized hunt at 11:30 am sharp. Additionally, there will be refreshments and craft activities. All treats are egg and nut free too.
Prices are as follows: For members of the Hingham Newcomer’s Club, the fee for one child with no photo is $5, and for one child WITH a photo the fee $10. Non members will pay $10 and $15 respectively. You may buy your tickets on the Hingham Newcomer’s Club Eventbrite platform.
3) The Boston Flower Show 2016
It’s that time of the year to head over to the Boston Flower and Garden Show where inspiration takes the form of luscious aromas and dazzling botanical displays. Held at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd in Boston, this popular, annual event is open today, Friday, from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, Saturday, March 19th, from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, and on Sunday March 20th from Sunday, March 20 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.
The theme of this year’s Boston Flower and Garden Show is titled “Nurtured by Nature.” Featured are landscapes, planned spaces and sitting areas where connecting to nature and people is intuitive. There are also aisles and aisles of floral arrangements, houseplants and artistic plant containers for your living spaces. And if you stay a while, there is plenty of locally sourced food to eat.
Aside from taking in the pleasantries, you can also learn how to train your succulents, prune growing things, build a vertical garden or a host of other handy horticultural hobbies. Check out the Boston Flower and Garden Show schedule of presentations online.
Avoid the ticket lines by ordering your tickets at the Boston Flower and Garden Show online purchase center. Cost for admission to the Boston Flower Show are as follows: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 ages 6-17 and anyone under the age of 6 gets in free.
For questions you can call: (617) 385-5000 or visit The Boston Flower and Garden Show website.
4) Easter Egg Hunt with the Farm Animals
For those of you who just can’t get enough of Easter Egg Hunts, there is another hunt in Norton, MA,. This one is extra special because it involves animals. The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, on 37 Eddy Street in Norton, hosts this annual favorite for adults and children alike. It is a relaxed, non-competitive hunt, for kids ages 1-8 and their respective adults. Colorful eggs hidden in their playground area are redeemed to the volunteers for candy surprises. There are also beautiful nature trails to walk after eating all your candy! Be sure to look for the Easter Bunny on the paths, and the multitude of kittens that might be walking around. Be mindful that this is a weather dependent activity.
Hours to hunt are Saturday, March 19th, and Sunday March 20th, both days from 12 noon until 3 pm. Payment is $10 for adults and $5 for the kids, and please be sure to bring your own baskets. All admissions fees go directly to the care and feeding of the animals at the sanctuary.
For more details call 508-285-6451, email firstname.lastname@example.org or got to the Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary website.
5) Toothpick World is for the Artistically Curious
If you have dreamt of making art with toothpicks, then this is an exhibit for you! The Fuller Craft Museum highlights New York’s toothpick artist Stan Munro who uses Elmer’s Glue and toothpicks, LOTS of toothpicks, to build perfectly scaled, miniature replications of architectural masterworks and world-renowned structures. Stan Munro has built Toothpick Town and it includes: the Empire State Building White House, Taj Mahal, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower.
The exhibit is open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 19th at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street in Brockton.
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and children under the age of 12 and members get in for free.
Summary of Events on the South Shore
- Hingham Event: Bunny Breakfast
Date: March 19th
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 am
Place: Hingham Recreation Department
- Hingham Event: Hingham Easter Egg Hunt
Date: March 20th
Time: 10:00 -12:00
Place: Plymouth River Elementary School
- South Shore
Event: The Boston Flower Show 2016
Date: March 18th, 19th & 20th
Time: 10 – 9 and 10 – 6 Sunday
Place: Seaport World Trade Center
- South Shore
Event: Easter Egg Hunt with the Farm Animals
Date: March 19th & 20th
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Place: Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
- South Shore
Event: Toothpick World
Date: March 19th
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Place: Fuller Craft Museum