Barnyard stories really come to life when you get to meet the main characters up close and personal! Bring the kids down to Weir River Farm for our farm fresh version of ‘story time.’ Explore the barnyard and meet our barnyard friends such as Billy the goat and Kiwi the pony. Gather around for a farm story with one of our farmers! The barnyard opens to the public at 10:00am and a story will be read at 10:45. This event is appropriate for infants – 6 year-old children.
No pre-regisration required for this program. Parking is located at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, then walk down the farm “chute” to the barnyard. (Consider using a baby carrier in lieu of a stroller; the walk down the hill isn’t well suited for average strollers.)
It’s the end of summer on the farm – the hay is in the barn, the air is getting crisp, and our barnyard animals are all grown up. Nutmeg the pony, Billy the goat, and our other barnyard regulars are excited to welcome you to the barnyard. Visit the barnyard with your family to brush a goat, make a barnyard craft, pet a chicken, and more. Talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life of the farm, and while you’re here, take a walk on one of our many farm trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer! Every Saturday, 10am-2pm unless otherwise noted. Check out our Facebook page for each Saturday’s schedule of happenings.
Parking located at 140 Turkey Hill Lane, then walk down the farm “chute” to the barnyard. (Consider using a baby carrier in lieu of a stroller; the walk down the hill isn’t well suited for average strollers.)
Curious about other programs or events at the farm? This is a great time to learn more about upcoming offerings. Did you know that Weir River Farm is just one of seven working farm owned by The Trustees? Sign up for a Trustees membership at Open Barnyard and learn more about what we’re doing to support local agriculture across Massachusetts!
Come and join the Hingham Gridiron Football Community for a kick off to the 2019 football season!
The Chapel Kickoff Classic is a time for the parents to come together and enjoy a night of
friendship, food and touchdown “cheers”. Also, the extra excitement of having the the
Patriot’s Raffle Winner be named will be held at this event!
Here’s the info for the Hingham Gridiron Football Social / Chapel Kickoff Classic:
Where: Ames Chapel- Hingham Cemetery 40 Water Street
When: Saturday, August 31st, 7pm to 11pm
Cost: $30 pp – Includes the Sausage Guy and Beer / Wine
Three ways to pay:
Online (link below),
Venmo (@HHS-Gridiron- reference your name and the number of tickets)
or Pay at the door.
Please consider supporting the Wiffle Ball Classic!
When: Sunday, September 1st
Where: Carlson Field
Why: The tournament benefits Boston Children’s Hospital
From Alex Malloy (orgnaizer of the event and former Hingham Little League baseball player): The tournament benefits Boston Children’s Hospital and specifically an area of the hospital I have been treated for an extremely rare disease called Gorham Stout otherwise known as “Vanishing Bone Disease.” I’m very thankful to say that I’m doing great today but unfortunately, there are many patients who do not have a happy ending and there is still no cure for this disease. This is why we continue to hold The Summer Wiffle Ball Classic fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital.
The Scituate Beach Association parade is on Sunday, September 1st starting at 1:00PM at the SBA at 88 Scituate Ave. Scituate, MA. And our own Hingham Militia will be there!
The parade goes down Jericho Rd around the lighthouse and down Turner Rd ending back at the SBA. There is parking across from the SBA so you can park there but it is limited so I would suggest carpooling if at all possible.
This parade is a tradition since the 1940’s and is a mix of bands, floats and walkers. People have amazing parties at their homes along the parade route. And even though it marks one of the last days of summer it is the best day of the year in Sand Hills.
HINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 16, 2018— As Labor Day rapidly approaches, The Tolman Family
and their “Telethon Team” are making final preparations for the 43rd annual MDA “Telethon”
Party, which will begin Labor Day, Monday September 2nd, 11am-4pm at Congregation
Sha’aray Shalom, located at 1112 Main Street in Hingham, to help raise funds for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Monday’s entertainment will kick-off with special MDA Car Show, bands, “Back In Session”,
“Positive Emotion”, “The Vanilla Burritos” and more!, Bouncy Houses, Pony Rides, Face
Painting/Balloon Animals, Huge Cookout, Prizes/T-Shirts, Silent Auction/Raffles, , Awards and
How many adults remember holding backyard carnivals for MDA when they were children? The
carnival kits provided by MDA – featuring tickets, games, booths and shows – were popular in
the 1960s and 70s, raising thousands of dollars to help children and adults with neuromuscular
Tolman MDA Telethon Party/ Page 2
1966 was the first 21 hour national Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. How many remember watching
the Jerry Lewis Telethon over the years? Our local “Telethon” event was recognized nationally,
and featured on the Jerry Lewis Telethon in the late 90”s.
What started out as a small MDA party fundraiser, with a handful of Jay’s friends, raising $50
the first year, has grown, and has to date raised over $639,000 for MDA. The Hingham MDA
“Telethon” event has become a family and community event and tradition. The event began at
Jay’s mother’s back yard in 1977, at the Hingham Community Center in 1988, and now at
Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, on Main Street in Hingham, in 2011.
For many years Jay returned from Hollywood, Ca to organize the MDA event in Hingahm, and
then for 17 years, Jay and his family would caravan up from Princeton, NJ to host the MDA
“Telethon” event in Hingham. Now living in Cohasset for 10 years, has made for a less stressful
journey to organize and put on the event. “I grew up in Hingham, and this special event has its
roots in Hingham, and is where we will always have this event for MDA.”
Jay states. “It’s hard to believe that we are in our 5
th decade of our MDA “Telethon” event. So
many wonderful memories and caring people that have gotten involved with our efforts and
support the goals of the MDA. With the support of my wife Jodi, and my three amazing children,
Charlie, Chloe, and Jack, and the unending support and compassion of our amazing, “Telethon
Team”, our fight continues. Our desire and commitment is to help MDA find treatments and
cures for the forty three neuromuscular diseases such as Duchene and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s
disease). The tradition of caring continues for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Tolman MDA Telethon Party/ Page 2
If you would like to learn more about the Tolman MDA “Telethon” Party, the history of this
event, join the fun, or donate and join our “virtual” team, contact Jay Tolman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tolmantelethon.com
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related
diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health
care and support services, advocacy and education.