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Food, music, art and fun come together for a great family time in Rockport MA!
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, jellies and chocolates, locally-grown produce and more.  
Sparhawk School Amesbury MA PreK to Grade 12. Come tour during an open house on October 24, 2015
Finding the right educational fit is a defining moment in each family’s life. Join us for our Open House and learn more. No letter, conversation or brochure can say as much as the feeling of peering into a classroom that feels like home. Our campus wide open house will include tours of the Lower Campus (PreK- 7) at 259 Elm St. in Amesbury and the Upper Campus (8-12th grade) at 196 Main St. in Amesbury. Families interested in boarding can visit the Residential Campus via shuttles from our Upper Campus.  Interested families can register for the open house by visiting sparhawkschool.com or by calling 978-388-5343.
Location: Sparhawk School
Learn to Skate, North Shore, Massachusetts family fun, Winter Things-to-Do
Get your young hockey or figure skater off to a great start and sign up today for the next learn to skate session at the Peabody Rink - the McVann-O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink. Adult classes are available too. Learn to skate lessons for all ages and abilities offered at the newly renovated facility. Several sessions are offered so that the skaters have an opportunity to progress through many skating levels while strengthening their skills.
Visit Massachusetts for family fun with MFA Playdates North Shore Baby, Children and Families
Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. The last tour leaves at 10:55 am. Each month focuses on a specific theme, join us in October for “Fall on the Farm.” Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.
Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday morning at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian Doser.
Brookwood School Manchester MA Speaker Event, New York Times Best Selling Author Dr. Madeline Levine
Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome two writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life. On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. Brookwood welcomes well known author Dr. Madeline Levine, whose latest book, Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or "Fat Envelopes" is a New York Times bestseller. Buy your Tickets today: the cost is $10 for a single event, $15 for a two-event series ticket.
First Fridays begin under the red roof of the school’s Center for Creativity at 8:15 a.m., when visitors can experience the school’s community-wide “house” meetings. During these festive weekly occasions, students, faculty, and staff gather in “Harry Potter”-like house groups to celebrate achievements and enjoy good-natured competition. After 8:30 a.m., Shore’s campus is open for tours to every grade level; visitors are paired with current parents to show the way and share perspectives.
Berwick Academy offers transportation to North Shore families with pickup & drop-off in Newburyport
Whether you are considering applying for next year or just want to understand the educational options for your child, Berwick's Open House gives families the opportunity to see our facilities, meet our teachers, and understand the difference Berwick makes in the lives of its students. The Fall Open House showcases our Middle and Upper School but students of all ages and their are families are invited to attend. This Open House will offer an informative and interactive afternoon where students and families can tour the campus, attend mini-classes, meet our teachers, work in the Makerspace, and hear about extra-curricular opportunities.
Location: Berwick Academy
Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
Junior Chefs will make a full family dinner at this FREE Williams-Sonoma Class at market Street Lynnfield!
Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! We’re celebrating Chuck Williams’s 100th birthday! Join us as we cook some of his favorite recipes, including a butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette and a juicy roast chicken, plus chocolate mousse for dessert. You’ll love making these for your family at home. Suitable for ages 8–13.