5 Things to do Around Hingham This Weekend


5 Things to do in Hingham This Weekend

Brought to you by Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce

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


1) Glastonbury Abbey Silent Auction

This Saturday, June 4th at 4pm, and Sunday, June 5th at 11 am, come to the Glastonbury Abbey Silent Auction Preview, at 16 Hull Street in Hingham. The annual Golf Tournament on the 6th at Hatherly in Scituate is SOLD OUT!! The Abbey has set up an auction preview, with wine and cheese, at the Morcone Conference Center. Come view and bid on the wonderful Silent and Live Auction items, such as fabulous Red Sox tickets, a Dustin Pedroia-signed baseball, trips to Cabo San Lucas and NYC, an Italian dinner with Father Nicholas and much more. Everyone who comes to the auction preview will be entered into an exclusive raffle to win a wine gift basket! Admission is free and all are welcome! Go the this Glastonbury Abbey web page to see a complete list of all auction items


2) Mass Audubon Native Plant Sale & Art Exhibit

On Sunday, June 5th, from 10 am until 2 pm, the Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries will be offering guided tours of their stunning North River Wildlife Sanctuary, 2000 Main Street in Marshfield. The main event for the day is the chance to shop for native plantings and become informed about which are best for attracting things like hummingbirds, other bird species and butterflies. There is also an art exhibit in the gallery featuring the vivid colors of award winning artist Marcia Ballou whose work is a mixture of collage and color with the theme, “Backyard Birds and a Bunny.” Ballou will be on hand to talk about her work. While you are there you can look over the extensive collection of bird feeders, field guides and many locally sourced specialty gifts. There will also be hands-on educational activities.

This event is free, and more information is available at the Mass Audubon website or you can call or by calling 781-837-9400.


3) Hingham Touch-A-Boat, Boston Police Dive Team, NOAA and More

On Saturday, June 4 come and climb aboard the Hingham Harbormaster boat, explore a working Lobster Boat, and enjoy a tour of Hingham Harbor, compliments of our friends Freedom Boat Club.

Be sure to bring your own life jackets to take full advantage of this jam packed event. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will make sure your life jackets fit properly, the Boston Police Dive Team will talk about underwater rescue technology, NOAA/ Stellwagen Bank National Marine will speak about the biology underwater, and a professional sand sculptor will share the skills it takes to build the biggest and best castles on the beach. If you have never seen a boating skills virtual trainer Saturday is your chance to check it out. The US Power Squadron will demonstrate the water equivalent to a flight simulator. Entertainment, relay races and and crafts will also be part of this event that runs from 9:30 am until 12:30 am at the Iron Horse Park, Hingham Harbor, 3 Otis Street in Hingham.

For more information visit the Hingham Harbor website.


4) The Wilder Fair

On Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm the Wilder Fair is providing all kinds of free fun. Included in the event are games, moonwalks, face-painting, food trucks, music, and prizes. The fair takes place at Wilder Memorial Nursery School, 666 Main Street, in Hingham.


5) Friendship Home’s 3rd Annual Walk with Friends

On Sunday June 5th at 12 noon, come participate in the 3rd annual 3K walk at Wompatuck State Park to support Friendship Home’s social recreational programs. The Friendship Home is a nonprofit organization located in Norwell that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Friendship Home provides overnight respite care, a vocational program and social/recreational activities. Walker registration fees are $25 per person, or $50 per family. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 200 registered walkers.

For details please visit the Friendship Home website or call 781-659-8202



Hingham Event: Glastonbury Silent Auction Preview
Date: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 4 and 11 am
Place: Glastonbury Abbey

Marshfield Event: Mass Audubon
Date: Sunday
Time: 10 – 3
Place: North River Sanctuary

Hingham Event: Touch A Boat and more
Date: Saturday
Time: 9:30 – 12:30
Place: Iron Horse Park,

Hingham Event: Wilder Fair
Date: Saturday
Time: 10 – 2
Place: Wilder Memorial Nursery School

Hingham Event: Friendship Home’s 3rd Annual Walk with Friends
Date: Sunday
Time: Noon
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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