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Jr. Chefs are invited to join the fun at the American Girl Breakfast at Williams-Sonoma Lyynfield!
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! Hey, kids—let’s cook breakfast! In this fun American Girl™ class, we’ll prepare some yummy waffles that are perfect for cooking with your friends the morning after a sleepover. $30 includes a copy of American Girl™ Parties. Suitable for ages 8–13.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Calling all dads! Bring your kids to Sawyer Free Library for a Saturday morning
This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun!  Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Greater Beverly YMCA, Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, Salem YMCA, Haverhill YMCA, the Ipswich Family YMCA, Cape Ann YMCA
Now is the perfect time to join the YMCA of the North Shore. Join the Y in January and we'll waive the joiner fee. The health of the entire family is important at the Y. Our members enjoy opportunities to reconnect with each other during open facility times in our pools, gyms, gymnastics centers and rockwalls. When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.
Waldorf at Moraine Farm in Beverly MA
The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm in Beverly is hosting a Winter Festival and Open House on Saturday, February 11, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. See and learn how a Waldorf education incorporates a multi-sensory approach to learning that educates the whole child – cognitive, social and creative. Explore our classrooms. Meet our teachers. Talk to students, parents and alumni. The day’s activities include:
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Little Explorers Enrichment Program at Brookwood School
Little Herons is an adventure for 3 to 5 year-olds at Brookwood School in Manchester. You and your child are invited to explore the Brookwood School campus in a fun, hands-on, adventure.
Location: Brookwood School
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts
Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination. Our summer camp staff - many of them Brookwood teachers, coaches, and alumni - are 100% committed to fostering a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your child.
Location: Brookwood School
Birth Center Tours Birth Center - Anna Jaques (Second Floor)
Welcoming your baby into the world is one of life’s most amazing experiences. The Birth Center of Anna Jaques Hospital is proud to offer parents of northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire a place of exceptional care. Our 12-bed unit is just the right size for women seeking a combination of experience you can trust and personalized attention you can't get at larger facilities – all while staying close to home.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Cohen Hillel Academy, North Suburban Jewish Community Center and InterFairthFamily Boston present Raising Your Jewish Child. Come learn how families can partner with these local organizations. Kids ages 3-12 are welcome to attend. Pizza and entertainment with be available.
Location: The Little Gym of Danvers
Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead MA
Children ages 3 to 5 will explore the wonders of science and an introduction to engineering through a Jewish lens. There will be a relevant story and a hands-on experiment. Preschoolers are invited to join the fun this winter at Cohen Hillel Academy. All our preschool programs are free and open to all preschoolers and their caregivers.
Location: Cohen Hillel Academy
Messy Art Night at Essex Elementary School, February 10, 2017
Come to this once-a-year event sponsored by the Essex PTO and meet local artists as they share their crafts with hands-on projects designed for kids. There will be opportunities to work with paint, sculpture, clay, printmaking, wood and more. Join the fun in the school cafeteria. This is a free event.
Location: Essex Elementary School