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North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe
Check out North Shore Community College Youth Programs this summer. NSCC is offering a lot of super cool classes and all we need is YOU!  Have fun while getting to know other kids who share the same passions and interests as you. 
Location: North Shore Community College
Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Waltham MA for North Shore Children Families
Back in the day of sophisticated New England, folks wove their own scarves and knitted hats, gloves and sweaters from real wool shorn from bleating sheep by "Renaissance men" like Kevin Ford and Andy Rice. That vanished era of self-reliance will return Saturday, April 30, 2015 to Gore Place for the 29th annual Sheep Shearing Festival when visitors can learn some everyday skills that flourished when the Federal-style mansion was built in 1806.
Location: Gore Place
Kids in grades 6-12 will make their own masterpieces at the Newburyport Public Library
Grades 6-12: We'll bring the paint, brushes, and canvas, you bring the inspiration! Join us in the Program Room for an afternoon of art, starting at 3:30. Paint whatever you like, and keep your final creation!
Location: Newburyport Public Library
Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 22th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann! Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts! Seven weeklong workshops reveal the diverse traditions of art around the world. This Cape Ann summer studio is the perfect setting for your child to express and explore their creativity! Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 22nd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists.
Location: Annisquam Arts
Bring mom on a Jazz cruise around Salem Sound for Mother's Day!
reat your mom to an experience she won’t soon forget! Love your mom and can’t think of a good gift? You can’t go wrong with our Sunday Jazz Brunch! We’ll cruise through Salem Sound to the melodic and soothing music our live jazz band.
Location: Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters
Come to Mendel Observatory for stargazing sessions every Wednesday night.
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Observatory often holds special viewing times.  Check the Observatory Status Page before coming as it will state whether observatory is open for the evening. 
Location: Mendel Observatory at Merrimack College
Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.
Location: Museum of Science
Williams-Sonoma Lynnfield hosts and American Girl pizza party! Photo: Willams-Sonoma
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! Join American Girl™ for a fun pizza making session where participants will make pizza from scratch! Suitable for ages 8–13.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Join ECTA Trail Steward Sue McLaughlin (amazing woman and friend of NSK) for a hike through the Chebacco Woods area. Chebacco Road is off Essex St (Rte22) in Hamilton. We will meet at the main entrance on the west side of Chebacco Road. There is parking for about 8 cars at this entrance, and there is more parking at the canoe launch down the road.
Essex County Trail Association is hosting the 21st annual Equine EXPO
Essex County Trail Association is hosting the 21st annual Equine EXPO to be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9am-3pm in the Arena Building at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Route 1, Topsfield, MA.  This popular event draws over 800 people each year.  Individuals, groups and businesses will be offering their goods and services – selling anything new or used for the horse, rider or driver.  If you are looking to outfit the kids for the show season, upgrade your horse’s equipment, build a bard, find a massage therapist, purchase supplements, home décor, gifts, books or herbal pro
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds