Take Dad Out---Outside, That Is!
June 5, 2013

Father’s Day is right around the corner and instead of (or in addition to!) a tie, sports tickets, or breakfast in bed, why not have the kids treat dad to a great day outdoors? Several upcoming events honor dads and involve the whole family. More than any tangible items, memories and time spent together usually make the most meaningful gifts.

Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15
Father & Son/Daughter Open Golf Tournament
The International Golf Club and Resort in Bolton is hosting a father/child (or grandfather/child) tournament, which includes a practice round, Friday evening reception, Saturday breakfast, and an 18-hole tournament on its exclusive Pines Course, plus a post-golf reception cook-out with awards and prizes. Register in advance online.

Saturday, June 15
Father's Day Weekend Canoe & Breakfast
Head to Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick for a special canoe trip (just don’t let dad do all the rowing!). Watch the morning mist rising off the river, as you keep an eye out for great blue herons and other birds gliding over the water. Enjoy the beautiful views as you paddle with a guide through Rocky Narrows Reservation and Broadmoor to the South Natick Dam. A hearty breakfast will be served midway on the banks of the river. Make sure you register online in advance.

Father’s Day Weekend Vintage Baseball Triple Header
Historic New England is hosting this unique event at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Essex Base Ball Club will play against other regional clubs using 1860s rules. Players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed. Bat and ball making demonstrations will take place throughout the day, along with children’s activities. Snacks, drinks, baseballs, and cards will be available for purchase. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for grass field seating.

Sunday, June 16
19th Annual Father's Day Road Race & Fun Walk
This Children’s Museum’s annual event in Easton has become a tradition for many families. The gently looping course for walkers and runners begins on Main Street and winds through the tree-lined streets of historic North Easton Village, past H.H. Richardson buildings and F.L. Olmsted landscapes. There is a festive post-race party, plus raffles and an awards ceremony. Whether you choose the 5K or 10K certified courses, or opt for the 5K Fun Walk, you’ll have a blast.

Free for Dads!
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Stone Zoo all offer free admission to dads on Father’s Day.



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