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The North Shore Christian Men's Choir will perform FREE in Rockport
Celebrate the Holidays with the North Shore Christian Men's Choir as they perform a free Christmas concert.  It will take place at First Baptist Church of Rockport prior to the celebration of the Rockport's 71st Annual Christmas Pageant.  This FREE performance is open to the community and all are invited to attend.  A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.
Location: First Baptist Church of Rockport
Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA. Participants are safely harnessed before climbing the 3-story tall ropes course attraction and embarking through elements like cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. The adventure continues on the Sky Rail zip line that stretches 69-feet over Beanstown.
Location: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture
With the Minecraft craze going strong, choose some of these really cool Minecraft gifts that are sure to be well received. Whether you have a miner, a warrior, a farmer or just somebody who like to hunt creepers at night, there's something for everyone on this list! 
Summer Camp at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School summer camp returns with all new programing for children 3–13 years of age. The SUMMER@GUS Day Camp will run, in two-week sessions, from June 26th to August 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A half-day option will be available for campers ages 3.5–5 years old, and bus transportation will be provided from Newburyport, Gloucester, and surrounding communities. Before and after camp extended care will also be available.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones. Come celebrate the Solstice witht hte Trustees of Reservations!
Join the The Trustees of Reservations as they light up the night with a Solstice Stroll at Ward Reservation! We will meet in the parking lot for a candlelit stroll through the woods that will include presented passages from the story "The Shortest Day".  The Stroll ends with a gathering around the solstice stones. Catch a mesmerizing fire performance, warm up by the fire and enjoy hot chocolate and S'mores at this celebration of the coming season.
Location: Ward Reservation
Come make gingerbread farmers and join the holiday fun at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Join the Trustees for some holiday fun on the farm and learn about the origin of this favorite Scandinavian tradition. We’ll start by decorating some delicious gingerbread farmers and cows with a variety of candy and homemade icing. After our creations are complete we’ll snuggle in for some entertaining gingerbread facts and read Hansel & Gretel, the story which spurred the popularity of gingerbread houses. Finish the experience with a traditional German holiday craft to decorate your own home with! Hot chocolate will be served.
Location: Appleton Farms
Come to the Stevens Coolidge Place for Illumination Nights!
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for Illumintation Nights! Come one, come all and see the splendor of the illuminated winter gardens. Explore the grounds of the Stevens-Coolidge Place as they twinkle and shine with holiday lights that brighten the landscape. Pick up a song book to listen and sing holiday songs as you warm up with hot cocoa  and make s'mores around our outdoor fire pit. 
Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place
Brookwood School Admission Open House
Brookwood School is excited to announce its upcoming Open Classrooms event for prospective families. On Monday, December 5, 8:45-11:30 a.m., interested parents of children entering grades PreK through 8 are invited to the school to enjoy a morning of sampling classes. A full schedule of classes will be available during the event and will feature a variety of disciplines and grade levels. This is a great way to get to know the school and have a first-hand look at Brookwood students and faculty in action. The school currently has openings in select grades for the 2017-2018 school year; please contact the Admissions Office for specific information. Taking part in the Open Classrooms is also a great way of getting a jump start on next yearís admissions process.
Location: Brookwood School
Kids will explore Maudslay State Park with Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!
In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats to see what's new! We love to find things, think about colors, shapes and patterns, and wonder why this place is a special home to wildlife. Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place. Local and migrating birds, other wildlife, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. Meet at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport . $2.00 parking fee. Hosted by Joppa Flats Education Center. Please dress for the weather. 
Location: Maudslay State Park
Come celebrate the longest night - Winter Solstice - at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport
Come celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year with Joppa Flats! Miss Mary and Miss Susan offer stories, songs, crafts made of evergreens, and thematic snacks for everyone to enjoy. Learn why we have seasons, and why different cultures around the world created legends and rituals to mark the longest night of the year. Join us for a festival of light to beckon the sun to return!
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center