5 Things to do in Hingham This Weekend


Things to do on the South ShoreHere are 5 things to do in Hingham this weekend.  Also included is one event in Norwell, MA, and another in Marshfield, MA.

Brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce

Please see the time and date summary at the end of the listings.

1) Learn about early childhood programs for your family

The 17th Annual Early Childhood Fair will be happening at the Hingham Middle School this Saturday, March 26 from 10 am until Noon. This award winning early education program has been providing high quality programming on the South Shore for over forty years. Their focus is on creating an environment to nurture self-confidence, school readiness, independence and intellectual curiosity for children ages 3 months to 5 years of age.

The 17th Annual Early Childhood Fair is a FREE event and features crafts, raffles, some live children’s entertainment, and free books for all children. It is a chance to learn about how to promote a healthy lifestyle for your kids which will help them do better in school. There will be information about local child care programs, community resources, and healthy snacks.

South Shore Early Education is part of South Shore Community Action Council and is a private not-for-profit organization. They provide a range of services on the South Shore of Massachusetts including programs to promote high-quality early childhood programs. They are accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

For more information about this event or the Early Childhood Programs you can email them at dmwightman@sscac.org, visit the the South Shore Early Education website, or give them a call at (508) 747-7575

2) Tony Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical, featuring music by Elton John in Norwell

The Company Theatre for Performing Arts located at 30 Accord Park Drive in Norwell, presents Billy Elliot the Musical, on Friday, March 25 and Saturday March 26th at 8:00 pm. There are upcoming performances as well, through April 10th.

Billy Elliot the Musical features music by Elton John and won 10 Tony Awards®. It is thel story of a young boy’s struggle to follow his dreams and is set against the background of Northern England’s miner’s strike of the 1980’s. Billy’s journey takes him from boxing to ballet and the production features not only a moving story line, but fabulous dance and music.

The role of “Billy” is played by Jamie Mann of Connecticut, a youth member of the Actors’ Equity Association. Mann appeared in off-Broadway and regional theatre, as a dancer and film actor and danced with The New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center in Swan Lake, Harlequinade and The Nutcracker.

Tickets are $39 to $41, and can be purchased over the phone or online. The box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and during all performances. There is plenty of parking and restaurants in close proximity.

For more information visit The Company Theatre website or call 781-871-2787.

3) Spring celebration at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham

On Saturday, March 26th from 9;00 am until 12:00 pm come to the Derby Street Shops, 92 Derby Street in Hingham for a number of springy activities. From cookie decorating, face painting, games, balloon animals and story time, it sounds like there is something for all ages on Saturday.

For more information on this event visit The Derby Street Shops website.

4) Learn how to grow and care for blueberry plants

The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society is offering an outside, hands-on workshop on how to grow blueberries from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Blueberries are increasing in popularity because of their health benefits and fortunately for us, our New England habitat and weather welcomes their growth.

The hands on component includes hands-on pruning lessons at nearby Tree Berry Farm, and an assessment of last year’s plantings. There will be a classroom session to learn about soil, planting guidelines, varieties, pest management and pruning. Sonia Schloemann, a small fruit specialist at the UMASS Amherst Extension Program will be speaking. Please bring your own lunch. Classroom session is in the Administration Building at the Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main Street. The fee for the 4 hour workshop is $50.

For more information go to the Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society website or call 781-635-0889,

5) Take in a nice walk or run in Wompatuck State Park

The Hingham Congregational Church hosts the Beat the Bunny 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, March 26, 2016 is at Wompatuck State Park, 200 Union St., in Hingham. The 1 Mile Fun Run/ Walk begins at 9:30 am, and the 5K starts at 10:00am. The 5k race is routed on a USATF Certified Course and all proceeds from registration fees benefit the HCC Christian Education and the Hingham Food Pantry. T-Shirts are guaranteed for the first 75 registered participants. Registration fees are $30 for the Beat the Bunny 5K , and $20 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Register online through the Hingham Congregational Church website link.

For more information go to the Hingham Congregational Church website or call the contact person, Eugene Buczynski at 781-706-4087.


Hingham Event: Spring at Derby Street
Date: March 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Place: Derby Street Shops

Hingham Event: The 17th Annual Early Childhood Fair
Date: March 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: Hingham Middle School

Norwell Event: Billy Elliot the Musical
Date: March 25 & 26, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: The Company Theatre

Marshfield Event: Grow Your Own Blueberries
Date: March 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Marshfield Fairgrounds

Hingham Event: Beat the Bunny 5K
Date: March 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Wompatuck State Park

Enjoy all the positives of the south shore of Boston. Feel free to contact Alice Pierce through her website, email or telephone 781-724-7622 about articles, community information for Hingham, MA, Cohasset, MA, Hull, MA, Norwell, MA and any other south shore towns.

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