Take time with the family to explore the world of the owl at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7-9 p.m. This program is geared for children ages 6 and up and their families. Participants are led by knowledgeable guides so that they may discover some of the unique ways that owls survive in the wild. Meet some of the museum’s owl residents and go on a night hike to practice owl calls that are taught beforehand. Participants need to dress warmly and wear appropriate foot gear suitable for trail walking and the weather. Registration is taking place, go to Registration Required: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=1:program_code=62563
The cost per person is $8 (Mass Audubon Members,), $10 for non-members. In the event of the weather being too fowl for man or avian, the date for this program is Saturday, February 2.
The Milton Art Center presents “Funny Bones-A Showcase of Comedians and Storytellers” on Saturday, Jan. 26 2019. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at http://www.miltonartcenter.org
This not-to-be-missed show features some of Milton’s funniest people along with South Shore Story Slam Winners telling their funniest five minute stories.
This show is produced by Lauren Kirby and Mindy Mazur co-producers of Mindy Mazur Laughs and Company and Andrea Lovett of South Shore Story Slams.
The Trinity Gaelic Sports Club will be holding indoor games at the Marina Bay Sportsplex, 260 Victory Road, Quincy beginning Friday, Jan 4 from 7-9 p.m. Please register or request more information via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milton Parks and Recreation Department will be offering various activities for grades 6-8 (with a valid middle school activities ID) during the month of January.
On Monday Jan. 21st there is no school due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Milton Parks and Recreation will offer a morning at Dave and Busters from 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Busses will leave from Pierce Middle School at 9:00 a.m, and will return to Pierce Middle School at 1 p.m.. The price of $35 includes buffet and $20 Power Card and unlimited video games so your pre-teens come home wired up on soda and ready to drive adults insane with their hyperactivity for the rest of the day.
There will be a ‘Family Animal Tracking Adventure” taking place on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Canton Ave, Milton. This event, suitable for children ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult allows them to become a “Nature Detective and learn about “stories in the snow” and many other signs that wildlife leave behind as clues as they find shelter, food, water and adapt to their environment.
This program begins in the auditorium with a hands-on investigation of animal specimens and artifacts. Then there is a hike into the forest around Trailside to look for tracks and signs of local wildlife. Please wear sturdy winter boots and weather-appropriate, layered clothing. The cost is $8 each child and adult who are members of the Mass Audubon Society, and $10 per person who are not members
or call 617-333-0690 to register by phone.
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There will be a Preschool Information Night Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. This will be an informative evening as preschool staff and administrators outline the similarities and differences in the programs offered as well as answer any questions families may have. Milton Public Schools has a variety of programs for those children who will turn three or four on or before August 31, 2019 Please email Marti O’Keefe McKenna, Family Outreach Liaison, or call Ms. McKenna at 617- 980- 7343 if you have questions about preschool.
Kindergarten Information Night is taking place at the Milton High School Auditorium on January 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Preregistration for the 2019 school year will be live on the Milton Public Schools website on Monday, December 3rd. Please note that your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2019 to start kindergarten in September 2019.
Nature Time at the Trailside Museum offers an introduction to nature that is geared towards the pre-school aged child. Programs may feature a story, nature games, crafts, short walks outside, or meeting one of the museum’s animal residents. The programs run on Thursdays, from 10:30-11:15a.m. Museum admission is included with this program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Members: Adult $3.00, Child $6.00
Nonmembers: Adult $6.00, Child $9.00
The Skip and Hop Co-Op Playgroup, sponsored by the Milton Early Childhood Alliance is set to begin on Thursday, Dec. 6 and run until March 28 (except for Dec. 27 and Feb. 21). This playgroup takes place from 10:30a.m. to noon at the First Congregational Church, 495 Canton Ave. All children are invited to attend with a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. As this is a co-op playgroup overseen by playgroup visitors, help is appreciated. Adults are expected to supervise their children.
For more information, call the Milton Early Childhood Alliance at 617-696-2262 or e-mail Susan Dolan at email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.miltonearlychildhoodalliance.org