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If you have creative kids in your family, you may want to check out the 2nd Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival in Somerville this week.  It starts with a special kick off screening of Annie:  It’s the Hard-Knock Life on Wednesday night (Nov 5th), and continues with 3 days of workshops and short films for (and by) kids ages 10 and up.  Check out the information below!

Boston International Kids Film Festival

From November 7-9, 2014, the Somerville Theatre and Tufts University will come alive in a celebration of  imagination and creativity as the 2nd Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival gets underway. {keep reading…}


In celebration of the NFL’s opening weekend, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston has added a new attraction to it’s MINILAND display, a large-scale replica of Gillette Stadium!

The 19-square-foot (5’9” x 3’2”) model, which took 380 hours to build, and is constructed from more than 33,000 Lego bricks, features many of the stadium’s details, including the Lighthouse, video scoreboard, concourses, bathrooms and a locker room. It also includes minifigures on the field and more than 500 seats.  Check out a video of the model here{keep reading…}


We’re making our way through our Summer Bucket List, and this week we checked off Patriots Training Camp and The Hall at Patriot Place.  There is so much to do at Patriot Place, but in late July and early August, the Patriots kick it up a notch with public training camp dates that make for a great family fun day!

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This weekend, BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) will host it’s third annual Active Kids Day event, celebrating the importance of physical activity and an active lifestyle.

BOKS (BUILD OUR KIDS' SUCCESS) LOGO / BOKS. (PRNewsFoto/BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success))

This free event will take place at the Reebok World Headquarters in Canton on Saturday, June 14th from 11am-4pm.  The day will feature activities for the whole family, including live performances, fitness events, healthy food samplings and more.  {keep reading…}


logo_orange-300x300 On Sunday, June 8th, from 2:00-4:00pm, women teachers on the South Shore and beyond are invited for a Sunday afternoon of freshly brewed fine teas from YoCha Tea (Quincy, MA) and tea cookie samples, as Alpha Miguel-Sanford and Adam Culbert unveil their new program to support women teachers, called Teachers and Tea.

The free grand opening will be held at the South Shore Learning Lab, located at 683 Main St in Norwell.  The event is sponsored by YoCha Tea  in Quincy. Two of the owners – Jimmy and Tony Liang of the Fuji Group – will be at the event along with Nina Liang to serve up tea and share their story. Participants will also have a chance to win some of the prizes sponsored by local businesses such as The Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Anchor Me Bracelets, Fairy Tale Dream Parties, Saison’s Spa in Hingham, and much more.  {keep reading…}


Last week I had the pleasure of attending the media preview day at Legoland Discovery Center Boston.  The official open date is Friday, May 23rd, but we’re giving you a sneak peek here on South Shore Mamas.  There is SO much to see, but we won’t show you too much and spoil the surprise of finding out all the fun little details yourself.

Legoland Discover Center is a 44,000 square foot indoor attraction geared towards kids ages 3 to 10.  The center features two Lego rides, a 4D cinema, Miniland, multiple building areas, a play zone, a model builder academy, party rooms, and more.

The center is part of the new construction happening at Assembly Row in Somerville.   32 outlet stores, restaurants and attractions will begin opening in May, including J.Crew, LOFT Outlet, Converse, Brooks Brothers and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, with more stores to follow this summer and in the fall.


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