Easton Children’s Museum Father’s Day Road Race & Family Fun Walk

The annual Fathers’ Day Road Race, thanks to Title Sponsor Bourne’s Auto Center, has become a staple for many families South of Boston. The race is set for Sunday, June 18, 2017.
The road race offers three choices: USATF 5K and 10K runs, and a 5K non-competitive Fun Walk allowing participants to choose their pace and a distance that suits their ability, allowing beginner and experienced runners to participate in one event together. 
The race is a great tradition to start your Father’s Day Holiday. Registration begins at 7:30 am the day of the race. Race starts at 9:00am. Beat the crowds and register online at http://childrensmuseumineaston.org/fathers-day-road-race/, $25 pre-registered, $30 the day of the race and $10 for walkers. See you there!

New exhibitions at Harvard Art Museums

New exhibitions:

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 (Through December 31, 2017)

A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti (Through August 13, 2017)

Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace (Through August 13, 2017)

Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé (Through August 13, 2017)

Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran (August 26, 2017–January 7, 2018)

Norwood/Westwood Freemasons Family Fair, 6/24

Come out and join the free family fun on Norwood Common on Saturday June 24 from 10am-4pm! We will have free food, games, bouncy houses and live music and we will be giving away items and raffling off Red Sox Tickets! This event is 100% free and is sponsored by the Norwood/Westwood Freemasons – 6th Masonic District


Sat, June 24, 2017

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Norwood Town Common

Washington Street

Norwood, MA 02062

BSV Sommerfest, 6/10-11

Join us at the BSV for German beer, food and music in a family friendly athmosphere! 13 different German beers on draught, food ranging from hearty options like Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Sauerkraut to German pastry. Live music, children’s activities and much more! Children under 12 are free and do not require a ticket.

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 12:00 PM –

Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT

Boylston Schul-Verein

8 County St.

Walpole, MA 02081

Summer Family Day at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 6/10

Celebrate summer’s arrival with nature walks, artist drawing demos, crafts, and scavenger hunts. Join us at 12:30pm for a group reading of HOLD THIS! with author Carolyn Scoppettone followed by a book-signing.
Free with admission.
Saturday, June 10, 11am-3pm

Powisett Farm Trail Run, May 29

What:  The Powisset Farm Trail Run Series is a 2-event series with the first one taking place on Monday, May 29, 2017 and the second in October. Both events are based at Powisset Farm in Dover, MA and include running the trails of Powisset Farm and neighboring Noanet Woodlands. There are three race distances to choose from: 8.3 miles, 5.6 miles and  1.5 miles (geared towards kids, but open to anyone). All races begin and end at Powisset Farm near the main barn and utilize Powisset Farm’s scenic Meadow Loop trail which is a very flat and grassy trail characterized by views of the farm, rock walls, hundred plus year old fencing and numerous bird boxes. Runners in the 5.6 and 8.3 mile races will also run along trails in Noanet Woodlands which are generally wide with some single track sections. These trails feature rolling hills except for the short, but rather steep climb (and descent) of Noanet Peak (387 feet) which offers a terrific view of Boston. Footing varies from hard-packed dirt to sections with rocks, loose gravel and some exposed roots.

Dedham Historical Society- Exhibit: “Wish You Were Here: Souvenirs of Dedham”

Exhibit: “Wish You Were Here: Souvenirs of Dedham” (thru Nov. 1)

 Dedham Historical Society & Museum
Free for members, $2 members

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum explores Dedham as a tourist destination in this new exhibit, which highlights historic postcards, ceramic pieces and other collectables from the DHS collection. These objects show some of the well-known tourist sites in Dedham, such as the Fairbanks House, as well as objects brought back to Dedham as souvenirs from foreign countries. Check website for hours each day.

Amphibians after Dark: Stony Brook

Amphibians after Dark: Saturday, April 8th, from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. Get excited for a “Big Night,” an outdoor amphibian adventure! Tour the lantern-lit trails with a guided group and encounter costumed characters waiting to teach you about amphibians through their stories and songs. Inside we’ll have live specimens from vernal pools, make crafts, and view a slide show about the animals that live in these “wicked big puddles.” Guided groups leave the Nature Center every fifteen minutes.
Fee: $8m/ $10nm            Children 3 and under free.

Saturday morning at Powisset Farm

From Nest to Table: Chickens, Eggs, & Quiche

What:  Enjoy a Saturday morning at Powisset Farm. During this program, designed for our young farmers, we’ll enjoy close encounters with our egg-laying friends. First we will say hello to the chickens, learn about their daily routine, and partake in their egg collection. After we are done tending to them, we will head to the kitchen where we will make mini quiches! Ages 7+ unless accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday, April 15th, 10-12:00PM

Where: Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover, MA

How: Pre-registration is REQUIRED: http://tinyurl.com/fromnesttotableapril2017

Price: Members: $15; Non-member: $25


Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed for 23nd Annual Father’s Day Road Race!
            Make friends, learn new skills, and have lots of fun raising money for a great charity that benefits children and families all over Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island! The Children’s Museum in Easton’s stalwart race committee is looking for some dedicated runners to join our team. There’s a core group of experienced committee and staff members, but fresh ideas, energy and enthusiasm are always needed to keep this top-notch local race one of the highlights of the running season in southeastern Massachusetts. The race committee meets once a month until June, and then slightly more often till race day. We’d love to have you join us!
            The Race will feature 5K and 10K Certified Courses and a 5K Fun Walk over a beautiful scenic course. Registration starts at 7:30am and the Race starts at 9:00am. There will be a post race party, raffles, food, music, awards, and more! We would love to have you join us!
If you are interested, contact Paula Peterson (Museum director) at (508)-230-3789 orpaula@childrensmuseumineaston.org, or contact Judy Copley (Race director) at (508)-930-2622.