The Rotary Club of Falmouth, Cape Cod invites you to join them for the Inaugural Day of Play from 11am-4pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Mullen-Hall School located at 130 Katharine Lee Bates Road in Falmouth.
The Day of Play will be a fun-filled day where your family can make and create crafts to take home as well as engage in a variety of fun filled activities geared for children ages 4-10. Every family will receive a treasure map and together can scavenger-hunt throughout the day. All play activities at this fair will be free. Kids will even receive a free carousel ride. There is NO cost to attend the Day of Play. All activities are offered at no charge from our select vendors. There will be a charge for food but you can always bring a lunch and blanket and have a picnic! There will be a few vendors that sell items geared towards children, so there will be a cost associated for any items purchased. Otherwise prepare yourselves for a free day of play!!!!
The event is sponsored by: The Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod, Community Health Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod 5, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.
For more information please visit: www.falmouthdayofplay.com
For an amazing recap highlighting all the upcoming activities at the event: https://www.facebook.com/FalmouthRotaryClub/videos/426806518100822/
Preeminent Experts to Present: What Parents Need to Know About Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Differences
Preeminent Experts to Present: What Parents Need to Know about Dyslexia and Language-based Learning Differences
All parents and guardians are invited to attend Comprehending the Challenge and Potential of Children with Dyslexia and Language-based Learning Differences, a discussion led by two preeminent experts in the field of language-based learning differences.
This special presentation will be held on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m. at Cape Cod Academy (CCA).
Guest speakers, Jon Green and Jeanette Epstein of The Hamilton School at Wheeler in Providence, Rhode Island, helped to create a successful school within a school for children with learning differences. Jon and Jeanette have begun an exciting outreach initiative to help school communities better understand learning differences.
Roughly 20% of the people in the US have some kind of learning difference. Dyslexia is the most common language-based learning difference diagnosed in children, and it rarely occurs in isolation. Jon and Jeanette will share insight and answer parents’ questions about children with language-based learning differences. They will provide tools to empower parents and share information and educational strategies. They will review the 12 things parents need to know about dyslexia and learning differences.
Jonathan Green has been Director of The Hamilton School at Wheeler for the past 27 years and has been a board member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) for six years. Jeanette Epstein has been Director of Admissions at Wheeler School for the past 32 years and the Brown/Wheeler elementary MAT Program. The Hamilton School at Wheeler is an innovative school-within-a-school for 80 students in grades one through eight who have diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.
What: Comprehending the Challenge and Potential of Children with Dyslexia and Language-based Learning Differences (A Talk for Parents)
Who: Jon Green and Jeanette Epstein of The Hamilton School at Wheeler, an innovative school within a school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning differences.
Where: Cape Cod Academy, 50 Osterville-W. Barnstable Road, Osterville, MA 02655 Tel: 508.428.5400
When: Monday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
How: Free and open to the public.
Brave Your Adventure with Kids Obstacle Challenge this June in Boston!
Kids Obstacle Challenge I Boston, MA
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 I 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
$36 - $60 per Ticket I 1.5-2-Miles I Ages 5-16
Kalon Farm, 339 Seven Bridge Rd., Lancaster, MA 01526
Run, jump, climb, and brave your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for kids in the nation! Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to Kalon Farm on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 with waves from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. If you are looking for the ultimate experience that involves the whole family, look no further! Our adventure pushes families to break out of their comfort zone and truly enjoy family time in a whole new way. Kids Obstacle Challenge attracts thousands of active kids and their parents by inspiring and challenging kids, and forging family bonds, through adventure and obstacles.
Use our special promo code ADVENTURE15 to redeem 15% off when registering.
We are also going to give away 2 free tickets! To enter all you have to do is comment on this blog post with which obstacle on the course looks like the most fun! Be sure to include an updated email so we can reach out to you if you win! We will draw a winner on FB live on March 2, 2019 around 7pm!
About Kids Obstacle Challenge:
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles. Kids Obstacle Challenge is a place where a scraped knee doesn't stop you, where "I can't" is replaced with "I will," where parents are teammates, and kids are their own heroes. Participants can traverse across rock walls, army crawl through tough terrain, scale up rugged cargo nets, and slide into a muddy paradise! Don't miss the chance for your kiddos to achieve their goals and get covered in mud! Prepare to Brave Your Adventure this spring and have some muddy family fun! To sign up your eager adventurer, visit www.kidsobstaclechallenge.com.
Pre Sale Price: $36 per Child - Ending March 31, 2019
Early Bird Price: $44 per Child – Ending May 19, 2019
Regular Price: $52 per Child – Ending June 21, 2019
Day Of Price: $60 per Child – June 22, 2019
2019 Kids Obstacle Challenge Locations:
More Cities & Dates in the Coming Weeks:
Check out this week's Cape Kids Cast where they interview Amy Leonardi, owner of the Cape Cod Moms Blog and ask questions about the Parent Resource Fair this weekend! If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family or kids then this event is the place to be! Learn more about the entertainment, giveaways, speakers and more!
Still to come this winter are recaps of the Parent Resource Fair, an interview with a local chocolate shop, radio station tours and so much more!
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Fall Family Fun on Cape Cod & Beyond!
It's back! Our annual list of events, festivals, and places to visit on Cape Cod and the surrounding area to celebrate the season! Many options are off Cape, but worth the drive, as options are limited here.
Events by date:
Harwich Cranberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16
Arts, Crafts, Music and Food. NEW LOCATION, Behind the Harwich Community Center Harwich Center.www.harwichcranberryfestival.org
Saturday: Crafts Fair, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Food Vendors 9:00AM-8:00PM
CranJam Music Festival, 12:30 – 8:00 PM
FIREWORKS… 8:00 PM
Cider Fest Saturday September 22nd 2-4pm Ring Bros Market, Dennis
Join us as we celebrate Fall with samples of hard apple ciders & apple treats!
Celebrate Our Waters: Family Fun Tent Saturday, September 22 10am-3pm Rock Harbor, Orleans. Don't miss these free, fun-for-all activities!
- "Sharktivities!" for kids with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
- “Captain Awesome” with microscopes and plankton educational activities
- Make your own fish print T-shirt using frozen bycatch - yucky & fun!
- Discover Cape Cod Eco-Tales with Heidi Clemmer
- Meet the Turtle Sisters with Susan Baur
- A Lifeguard’s Job is Keeping You Safe with a Nauset Lifeguard
- Nature art with Mary Richmond
- Science fun with Lucy Gilmore of the Cape Cod Children’s Place
- Hop on board and explore the motor lifeboat CG36500
- Filter ocean water - activity with “Krill” Carson
- Can you recognize Cape Cod Frogs?
- Pick up your “Geocaching” map at the Tent and explore around Town
- Yummy ice cream and food trucks
- Sand sculpture contest (starts at 3 pm at Rock Harbor)
Fall Harvest Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Rte 151, East Falmouth, MA/Free Parking
Come browse our extensive arts and crafts marketplace. Give the kids a thrill on our amusement rides. Check out all the farm animals, and our horse show. Take in our agricultural exhibits. Don’t miss our pony rides and trolley hayrides. And of course, enjoy seasonal treats!
The gates open each day at 10am and the fun lasts all day until 4pm. The Harvest Festival - it’s everything you love about fall in one place!
The Harvest Festival will also be the host to the 6th Annual Cape Cod Comedy Festival on Saturday night! Doors open at 5 and the laughs starts at 7PM! A portion of each ticket sale is donated to the Barnstable County Agricultural Society, Inc. Scholarship Program Tickets for the comedy festival can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3556236
ADMISSION: $7 Adults/$3 Kids ages 6-11/Kids 5 and under: FREE $6 Senior/Military discount available
Cape Cod Cranberry Day Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road (off Route 6A), East Sandwich, MA 02537 Green Briar celebrates this native cranberry so prominent in the history of Cape Cod. See cooking demonstrations in the historic Jam Kitchen using traditional cranberry recipes. Enjoy a homemade cranberry dessert for a $5 fee served from 11am-4pm. Tour a neighboring cranberry bog at 11am and 1:15pm. Listen to "A Frog in the Bog" story time at 12pm. View the gallery exhibit featuring the life and works of children's author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess.
Mashpee Oktoberfest Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Mashpee’s Annual Oktoberfest on the Village Green (across from the Mashpee Library)! The day long celebration includes authentic German music, a beer garden, kids' activities and exhibits by local crafters & restaurants.
Rain Date: Sunday September 30; 11 am to 4 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Mashpee Recreation Department
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Love Live Local Fest Sunday September 30th 11am-6pm Aselton Park, Hyannis
The 6th season of our free and fun-for-all-ages event continues!
The Cape may slow down in September, but LoveLocal Fest shows no signs of stopping! Same great vibe, tons of local vendors, food and beverage purveyors, kids' activities, and music from local bands Chantal Joseph and Bittersweet Band Cape Cod, all while enjoying the beautiful views of Hyannis Harbor.
Theme Park Open: Not So Spooky Halloween Monday, October 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Edaville Family Theme Park, 5 Pine St, Carver, MA 02330 Hours: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Come RIDE, ROAR, and EXPLORE at the exciting world of Edaville! With 3 PARKS IN 1, you can ride through Cran-Central, roar throughout Dino Land, and explore with Thomas & Friends through the magical Island of Sodor! Admission includes all rides & attractions. Not So Spooky Halloween
Jack o Lantern Spectacular October 4th-Noevember 4th (Daily) @ Rodger Williams Zoo
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village is celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic. Called EXTRAORDINARY by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairy tales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience!
SPECIAL THEME NIGHT SCHEDULE:
Fairy tale nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 10 & 11)
Wizarding nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 17 & 18)
Superhero nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Oct. 24 & 25)
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm When: October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Bourne Farm, North Falmouth Hgwy., North Falmouth Admission: Admission and parking are free; ticket sales per activity More Info: Get into the swing of autumn at Bourne Farm. Pumpkin Day is a great family outing featuring hayrides, pony rides, arts and crafts, kayaks and paddle boats, face painting ... and plenty of pumpkins ripe for the picking!
Osterville Fall Festival Saturday, October 6, 2018
Osterville Village, Barnstable
Cranberry Harvest Celebration Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
158 Tihonet Rd, Wareham, MA 02571 The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old fashioned family fun. Watch as we harvest the crimson berries continuously each day.
Family Fun Day Saturday October 6th 11am-4pm Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis
Join the Fall fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a corn silk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
Taylor Bray Farm Fall Festival October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date October 7) Where: Taylor Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road, Yarmouthport Admission: Suggested parking donation $5 Visit historic Taylor-Bray Farm for a wonderful day of autumn activities. Originally settled in 1639, the 22-acre farm will host all sorts of old-fashioned family fun including hayrides, games, hearth cooking, face painting, a free giant pumpkin raffle for the kids, live music, and refreshments.
Yarmouth Seaside Festival October 6-8, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., fireworks 8 p.m. Sunday, morning events on Monday with various events around town.
Columbus Day weekend means it’s time for the Yarmouth Seaside Festival. This annual three-day extravaganza has tons of fun activities for the whole family including a craft fair, kids rides and games, a one-of-a-kind haunted maze, 5K road race, canoe and kayak race, sand-sculpting contest, a beach bonfire, and a fantastic fireworks display at Seagull Beach.
Pumpkin People in the Park Friday, October 12, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Kate Gould Park, Chatham Travel & Leisure Magazine listed Chatham as the 4th in America’s Best Towns for Halloween, citing the Chatham Merchants’ Association’s Oktoberfest & Pumpkin People in the Park. A fabulous event where our members Chatham local businesses, and others create unique and fascinating display with Pumpkins. Every year the creativity gets better and better. Thousands of visitors pose for photo opps with the “People,” who are on display until Halloween
Lantern Tours. Saturday, October 13 Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.
Family Fun Day Saturday October 13th 11am-4pm Cape Abilities Farm, Dennis
Join the Fall fun at Cape Abilities Farm! Build a scarecrow, make a corn silk doll, decorate a pumpkin, or do the farm scavenger hunt. There will be apple and cider tasting too. We will move indoors if it's raining.
Wellfleet Oyster Fest October 13-14th
$10 admission. There is something for everyone at the Wellfleet OysterFest. There’s music, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, nature walks, oyster grant tours and much more. Take a fun fall weekend get-away and experience:
Harvest Fest Sunday October 14th at Southwick Zoo
Celebrate Autumn at Southwick’s Zoo with our Harvest Fest! This fall festival will feature activities such as live music, face painting, touch a truck, a farmers market and craft vendors, and even a beer garden featuring beer, cider, and wine from local vendors. This event is included with admission*. Harvest Fest takes place during our annual Zoo Boo Days, so children ages 3-12 in costume will receive free general admission! http://southwickszoo.com/harvest-fest/
*Beer Garden will require a separate ticket.
7TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563 Catch the fever and start building your own collection with the wonderful assortment found at the Sandwich Glass Museum gift shop and at the Museum's 7th Annual PumpkinFest on October 20, 2018! Free with Admission.
Halloween Candy Showdown Saturday October 20th 2-3pm @ Brewster Ladies Library
Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means—the great Halloween candy dilemma is upon us! Which to buy, which to give away, and which to save for ourselves? This year, the Library is doing the hard work for you. Kids of all ages are invited to come and sample a wide selection of Halloween candy, after which we will vote on our favorites. No tricks here—only treats!
If your child has any other allergies we should be made aware of, please call the Library at 508-896-3913 and inform us at least one week in advance of the program. The Library will make every effort to accommodate any and all allergies, but ultimate responsibility rests with the parents in attendance.
Autumn Gathering at the Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum 85 Old County Road, East Sandwich Free admission, docents in costume, antiques, fireplaces in use, hearth cooking, wool spinning and an Artisan Craft Fair will be held in the Grange Hall next door.
Lantern Tours. Saturday October 20th
Start at dusk. Meet the “spirits” of Harwich past on these guided lantern tours of the Harwich Center Cemetery, with costumed re-enactors. Admission & Registration Required. Brooks Academy Museum. www.harwichhistoricalsocity.org.
Hyannis Open Streets October 21, 2018, noon to 5 p.m. Main Street and Village Green, Hyannis- Free! Remember when your parents told you, "Don't play in the street!"? Well, this is one day when it's okay - encouraged, actually - for you to do just that. Beginning at noon this Sunday, Main Street in downtown Hyannis will be closed to auto traffic, allowing everyone to walk, run, bike, dance and play in the street! All afternoon there'll be tons of family friendly activities on Main Street and at the Village Green, including: pumpkin decorating, face painting, a kids' bike rodeo, ballroom dance demos, a costume parade for kids and pets, balloon twisting, performances by Trevor the Juggler, and music music music. Fun for all ... and it's all free!
Boo Bash at Battleship Cove Thursday, October 25 Fall River
Trick-or-treat aboard the historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove, and meet friendly costumed sailors as your tour the museum! Fun activities and more for the whole family! $9.00 per person. Members are free. Price includes candy, activities and admission to the museum. 4:30-7:30pm
Halloween Parade Thursday October 26th 10-11:30am @ Brewster Ladies Library
Come celebrate Halloween at the Brewster Ladies’ Library! All ages are invited. Wear your costume! We will have a Halloween parade, walk over to the Brewster Store, stop for songs with Cathy Hatch, and then head to Kinlin Grover Real Estate for snacks.
Trunk or Treat Friday October 26th 5:30-6:30pm 239 Main St. Buzzards Bay at Bourne Community Center
Volunteers from the community & local businesses decorate their trunks or bed of their trucks and hand out treats to the children! Limited amount of candy provided by the Bourne Recreation Department to the volunteers! To register your trunk please visit www.bournerec.com
Parking will not be available at the Community Building. Please park along Main Street, or in the parking lot at town hall. A police detail will assist you in crossing Main Street at the cross walk directly in front of the Community Building. This is a free family for residents of the Town of Bourne
Due to the large crowd of people at this event, please no dogs.
Rain Date: Monday, October 29th
Halloween Family Festival Saturday, October 27 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Heritage Museums & Gardens is the place to be for Halloween fun in the Sandwich community! We are proud to partner with the STEM Academy/Sandwich High School Parent Teacher Student Association and Sandwich Soul to put on (not-too) Spooktacular family festival! Activities included with admission: Join the Halloween dance party with DJ Ooch Snap a family photo in our spooky Model T Take a ride on the vintage carousel Create a Halloween-themed craft Participate in STEM activities at The Hundred Acre School Fee: $5 per person with a $25 family maximum; free for infants 2 and younger.
Sheep Pasture Spectuacular Saturday October 27th 3:30-6:30pm 307 Main St. N. Easton, MA
Sheep Pasture Spooktacular
A great family-friendly event that will have special fall activities for visitors of all ages! Everyone loves to get outside and do special fall family activities in October, and we are glad that people have come to love our late October programs at Sheep Pasture!
Rain Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $20/ family (up to 5 individuals) Additional people at $5/person. Price includes: All activities, hayrides, crafts, and events. Food items and pumpkins may be sold for an additional fee. Cash only.
Family Hayrides throughout the Event!
Hayrides will be scheduled during the Spooktacular in both daylight and dark. This will be a family-friendly hayride, with no spooky costumed characters, frightening effects, or scary scenes. Hayrides last 10-15 minutes and take place completely on the grounds of Sheep Pasture's paths and fields. Last hayride begins approximately 15 minutes before the end of the event.
Skull Station!- Come explore NRT's collection of animal skulls and biofacts and learn what makes each one special!
Nature Hikes at Sheep Pasture!- Join an NRT educator on a 20 minute hike into the dark on the Rhododendron Trail or other Sheep Pasture paths and learn how to explore the dark with your senses. Hike will be accessible and appropriate for children and adults of all ages. Night Hikes will be scheduled throughout the evening.
Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating (bring your own, or some will be for sale!), Arts & Crafts, Roast marshmallows by the fire pit, and more! Nrtofeaston.org for more info!
9th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration Saturday, October 27th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Patriot Place
The ninth annual Fall Harvest Celebration at Patriot Place begins behind Bass Pro Shops as Ocean Spray harvests the real working cranberry bog at Patriot Place on Saturday, October 27.
The day is filled with fall activities for all ages including pumpkin painting, live music, sidewalk sales and more from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. www.patriot-place.com/fallharvest
Halloween Cruise Saturday October 27th 4-6pm 184 Onset Ave, Onset MA
Come and join us dressed as your favorite Halloween character on a spooky cruise through the Cape Cod Canal. Tickets are available for $12.00 per person. Neatladyfishing.com
Fall Wine Pairing Dinner / Parents Night Out Saturday October 27th 6-10pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthSpend a picture-perfect evening at Sea Crest Beach Hotel at our Fall Wine Pairing Dinner! Our Chefs will lend their considerable expertise via a four-course meal highlighted by stunning seasonal wines. Providing a spectacular view of Buzzard's Bay, expect a true feast for the senses. $40 per person
MAKE IT A PARENTS NIGHT OUT!
Kids programs available for children 4-12 years old from 6-10pm for $25 a child. Dinner included.
Fall Fest Sunday October 28th 12-4pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthGather your family for Fall Fest, where you'll enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including pumpkin painting, fall crafts, laser tag and a costume contest with access to the pool and hotel amenities. $20 for Adults $10 for Kids ages 4-12 Free for Children 3 and under
Trick or Treat Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Cape Cod Mall- Sears Wing, 769 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Trunk or Treat October 31st 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre: Route 6, South Wellfleet. FREE and includes FREE HOT DOGS & CIDER
Lunch ‘n Learn Vampires of New England October 31st 12:30pm @ Cape Cod Museum of Natural HistoryNew England’s vampire history emerged a full century after the region’s more infamous Salem witch trials, and although Rhode Island was ostensibly the epicenter, it was a region-wide phenomenon.
Susan has been interested in legends and lores for many years. She first learned about New England’s vampires when her parents gave her a book that contained an article about them. Join Susan at our very special Halloween Lunch ‘n Learn for fascinating tales of true case histories and her analysis of Vampires of New England. For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133
Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum
Advance Tickets Recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133
Sandwich choices include Roast Beef, Turkey Club or Tomato Basil
Fall Wine Pairing Dinner / Parents Night Out Saturday November 17th 6-10pmSea Crest Beach Hotel 350 Quaker Rd. FalmouthSpend a picture-perfect evening at Sea Crest Beach Hotel at our Fall Wine Pairing Dinner! Our Chefs will lend their considerable expertise via a four-course meal highlighted by stunning seasonal wines. Providing a spectacular view of Buzzard's Bay, expect a true feast for the senses. $40 per person
MAKE IT A PARENTS NIGHT OUT!
Kids programs available for children 4-12 years old from 6-10pm for $25 a child. Dinner included.
First Congregational Church Chatham. Pumpkins for sale! 10/1-10/31 508-945-0800 or www.chathamcongregational.org. Proceeds benefit the Chatham Children's Fund an church missions. (For sale on lawn, not pick your own) Location:
First Congregational Church, 650 Main Street at the Rotary
Pumpkins October weekends to Halloween, 10-3. West Barnstable
Tony Andrews Farm
Pumpkins September - October 7 days a week 10am - 6pm East Falmouth Also: For sale at farm store, tomatoes, apples, corn, zucchini and summer squash, cornstalks, winter vegetables, fall decorations, hay rides.
Tobey Farm Dennis
Pumpkins, mums, gourds, and more. Also- children's Not-So-Scary Hayrides in October. They will be Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm
Belkin Lookout Farm—South Natick
Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest continuously working farms in the country, but it's about as modern and organized a U-pick operation as you can find. Trains escort you to pick your own peaches, apples and pumpkins in the fall. Families can also enjoy a children’s play area, picnic tables, hay pyramid, and rides, and grown-ups might care to sample some of Lookout's hard cider in the taproom on the grounds. Note: You must pay a per-person admission fee to enter the farm, apple-picking is an additional cost. 508-651-1539
Boston Hill Farm—North Andover
Boston Hill Farm offers pick-your-own apples on fall weekends from September 16 through October. There are apples to pick—including McIntosh, Ginger Gold, and Paula Red this year—but also cider doughnuts, live music, ice cream, and a petting farm complete with chickens, geese, bunnies, goats, sheep, and calves. 978-681-8556
Not only apples, but a popular corn maze, too! And that's not all this farm has to offer: For younger kids, there's a play area, jumping pillows, hayrides and more. For teens, there's Zombie Paintball and a Haunted Farm. 978-777-1245
While this farm is a solid hour drive from Boston, we are confident it will not disappoint. Plan to spend the day, because along with a U-pick apples and pumpkins, this farm also boasts a splash pad, bounce pillow, multiple playgrounds, a tiny play town, an animal feeding area, and more. There’s even a special section where little farmers get to hold baby goats. Note: while the farm attractions are open daily, the U-pick area is only open on weekends. 978-422-6666
Honeypot Hill Orchard—Stow
Honeypot's orchards yield about 12 varieties of apples, with different crops in the spotlight as they ripen throughout the season. The orchard offers other activities like hayrides, barnyard animals, and a hedge maze that’s great for kids ages four through 11. If you're looking for a simpler and less crowded apple picking experience, head down the street to Carver Hill (see above). 978-562-5666
Smolak Farm—North Andover
After their berries and summer stone fruits are picked over, Smolak Farm offers plenty of varieties of apples for plucking later in September, across several demarcated orchards. Don't miss the private (secret) orchard nestled behind their Old Standard orchard. During fall weekends, enjoy the Children's Festival Area: Hop on a hay wagon ride and linger longer for time at the playground and petting farm, which costs extra but kids love. 978-682-6332
Brianna is a native Cape Codder and homeschooling mom of 4, a six year old girl, three year old boy, and twin 7 month old boys. She enjoys nature exploration, beach days, snowboarding, baking, fishing, travel, crafting, and writing, as well as geocaching, hiking, and picnicking with her children. She runs a blog and Facebook page called "The Mostly Crunchy Mama" and owns a children's consignment shop in Orleans called Little Codders. She enjoys staying up late long after the kids have gone to sleep to indulge in homemade desserts, to sew, write, coupon, and generally catch up on life without little hands needing help. An avid volunteer with 14 years of experience working with the American Cancer Society, as well as several other organizations, she has a background in business management but left behind her career after deciding self employment was a better fit for family life and a good work/life balance.
Cape Cod Moms has been invited to participate complimentary as WALK LEADERS! If you are interested in joining our team for the day, please email us at email@example.com
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is preparing for its 19th annual statewide, multi-sport event, Against the Tide, at DCR's Nickerson State Park in Brewster on August 18th. We are reaching out today to encourage mothers from across the state to join our Mothers for Breast Cancer Prevention team at this year's event.
Sadly, most of us know someone who has been touched by breast cancer - a friend, a sister, an aunt, a mother, a grandmother. Many of us at MBCC know first-hand how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be, and we are passionate about changing the legacy of breast cancer for future generations. MBCC is dedicated to preventing breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. We have been fortunate to work with so many women demanding greater protection of their children and grandchildren's health. The Mothers for Breast Cancer Prevention team is a great way to come together and lend support to a cause that impacts far too many Massachusetts families.
Against the Tide is an inspiring, family-friendly event that brings people from all walks of life together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. With a 1/2-mile paddle board, 1-mile competitive swim, 1/2-mile or 1-mile recreational swims, 3-mile fitness walk, 5K or 10K runs, and 2-mile kayak, there is truly something for everyone! The event also offers an Aquathon "Splash and Dash" component, where participants "splash" in the competitive 1-mile swim and immediately "dash" in your choice of the 5K or 10K run. All swim, run, and Aquathon events feature chip timing.
Please join us on August 18! You can register to be part of our Mothers Team for Breast Cancer Prevention at www.firstgiving.com/team/376538. You can also start your own team or sign up as an individual at www.mbcc.org/swim. Your support will help to change the impact breast cancer will have on future generations.
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to a Van Gogh inspired…
Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Join Bridgeview Montessori’s Head of School, Sandy
Nickerson, for creating art, nibbling on snacks, and sipping
wine. With Sandy’s guidance, you will create your own
mixed media sunflower still-life. Sandy has been teaching art
to students of all ages for over 35 years!
Bridgeview Montessori School
885 Sandwich Road
Sagamore, MA 02561
RSVP by Monday, July 16:
(this FREE event is limited to 10 adults)
Cape Cod Moms invites you to a free wellness talk at Cape Cod Children’s Museum, sponsored by The Wellness Champions and Dr. Bob Mulcahy of Mulcahy Family Chiropractic, Falmouth. Join us for light refreshments and learn how stress may be threatening your health without you even knowing it!
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Where: Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee, MA
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Kids are welcome
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The 1st Cape Cod Parents Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at The Waldorf School of Cape Cod.
All parents, caregivers and children will enjoy this educational and fun resource fair. Attendees can connect with local family-friendly nonprofit organizations, resource providers and businesses that are dedicated to helping families in our community grow and prosper. The event will feature informative parent-focused sessions for adults led by area professionals along with fun and engaging entertainment for the whole family including music, art, yoga and even a puppet show!
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Every ticket holder will be entered to win a swag bag plus receive additional entries for the other giveaways from local businesses.
Edaville Family Theme Park loves to give back to the community in any way that we can. During November and December of 2017, we held a Canned Food Drive. Any park guest who brought in a canned good received 40% off their ticket, and their donation was used to aid “Shane Gives Thanks”, a local food pantry that helps families in need, especially during the holiday season. The same food pantry also aids local students enrolled in the “Peyton Pack Program”, sending weekend meals home with them. We also benefit local families by remaining affordable! We allow outside food to be brought into the park and offer many promotions and discounts throughout the year!
2. Where is it located?
Edaville Family Theme Park is located in Carver, MA
3. What is your favorite part about our community?
Our favorite part about our community is that they are always willing to help! In October we held a book drive for the children of the Houston Independent School District who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. When called into action to aid people in need, even out of state, over 2,000 children’s books came pouring in! We were blown away by the community’s response to help. It is only because of the community that these fundraisers are so successful.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
Throughout the year, we offer different promotions on specific days to honor members of the community because they do so much for us! As a salute to America’s bravest, all active military personnel including veterans receive free admission to the park on our Military Appreciation Weekends. On First Responder Appreciation Days, EMTs, doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers are given 50% off full priced admission for helping to keep us safe. Other members of the community that get their own appreciation day discounts include: residents of surrounding towns, teachers, and kids who do well on their report cards and summer reading lists just to name a few! We love to give back as much as we can to thank these hard-working people!
5. What are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
The biggest challenge facing parents in our community is being able to find places to go and things to do that are fun for the whole family. Edaville Family Theme Park’s goal is to ensure that everyone has a blast, no matter how old you are! We are proud to be a part of so many families’ memories and traditions because there are rides, attractions and events here that people of all ages can enjoy!
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
One of Edaville Family Theme Park’s favorite memories comes from a recent feature on Good Morning America in a segment about how amusement parks are welcoming children with autism. We were honored to appear on the show but even happier that we can offer autism friendly accommodations to embrace all families. We want everyone to feel included at Edaville!
If Edaville Family Theme Park could give advice to parents and caregivers, it would be to create experiences and make memories with your children. Family togetherness has always been important to us, and there’s no better way to both teach your children and learn from them than spending time together!
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know?
Edaville Family Theme Park’s 2018 Grand Opening is April 7th! We have many promotions, discounts, character meet and greets and seasonal events throughout the year! Check out our website’s calendar and follow us on Facebook for details!
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