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Girls Inc of the Seacoast February Vacation STEM Workshop.
Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area is pleased to offer its first STEM program (Science Technology Engineering Math) for girls in grades 5 and 6 as we inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold! Girls must attend all 3 days of thei Febraury Vacation workshop, where participants will nurture their interests in any or all of the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  Preregistration and a signed permission slip is required for this FREE program.
Location: Saint Paul's Church
Learn  Snow Shoeing Basics at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich!
Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, and winter preparedness. Don't have snowshoes? We provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, to make every trip a success.
Location: Appleton Farms
Kids can sign up to read to therapy dog Zyla at the Sawyer Free Library
Spend some time with your child reading with Reading Buddy, Zyla the Therapy Dog. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot with Zyla and Joan Denizot.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Kid's Night Out (KNO) is back at the YWCA Greater Newburyport.
It's time to Party!  Every second Friday through the month of June, the YWCA is giving parents a chance to relax and enjoy a well deserved night out or in, and the confidence of knowing our highly qualified youth services staff have their kids' entertainment covered!  This popular program, which includes an hour of swim plus wicked fun activities like raucous Wii competitions, dancing and karaoke jam sessions, also includes a tasty snack to add to the party vibe.
Location: Newburyport YWCA
Music stories and family fun featuring Daisy Nell at the TOHP Library in Essex!
Daisy Nell and Captain Stan visit the TOHP Burnham Public Library in Essex for an open house! Enjoy songs from Daisy's popular children's books Rocky at the Dockside, The Stowaway Mouse and Tilly and the Pirates.  There will also be tours, snacks, door prizes and crafts!
Location: TOHP Burnham Public Library
Salem So Sweet,  Salem MA Valentines Festival, Visit Salem MA
Don't miss historic downtown Salem's sweetest event of the year. Attend the 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet, Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping. The Annual Salem's So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival is sponsored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Main Streets. Join them and local retailers, businesses and restaurants as they celebrate the wonder of chocolate. 
Location: Downtown Salem
Join PEM as they celebrate the Lunar New Year! The Chinese Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration marking the start of the new year. Enjoy this annual celebration as we mark the Year of the Monkey. PEM will host a day of family fun including traditional lion dances, ribbon dances, traditional crafts and more! Join the festive mood in the Atrium — create your own Chinese Folk Art, hear traditional stories, experience traditional dance and performances, and take a family tour!
Location: PEM
LEGO Store North Shore Shopping Center Peabody MA
LEGO Store North Shore Shopping Center Peabody MA hosts a monthly LEGO club meeting. The theme this month is Lego Friends! Take part in this unique opportunity to meet and build with other fans of LEGO Friends! Enjoy an exclusive LEGO build that you can take home for free. You'll also receive an exclusive LEGO Friends heart bracelet! This special event has limited space, so sign up early. Children's work will be display for part of the day.  All participants get a goody bag with LEGO magazine, store calendar, special offers and a limited-edition LEGO Club t-shirt.
Location: Northshore Mall
First Fridays Open House:  February 5th, and March 4th Drop-in and discover Shore on the spur of the moment. Please join us at 8:15 a.m. the first Friday of the month for Morning Meeting in our Lower School Kiva located inside the red tower, or anytime thereafter until 10:00 a.m. for an impromptu tour.
Location: Shore Country Day School
Shore Country Day School, Beverly MA
All are invited to join Shore Country Day School in the Center for Creativity this Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at our "Saturday Studio," a morning of science, art, and storytelling for children ages 4 - 7. Free and open to the public! RSVP by calling 978-927-1700 x207, or by e-mailing
Location: Shore Country Day School