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Paddle the waters of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on this ranger guided tour.
Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge to see and experience the refuge’s salt marsh than from the cockpit of your own kayak! Join a couple of refuge rangers for a 2.5 hour meander through the marsh and learn about some of its fascinating natural and cultural history.
Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
The Musary is a one of a kind lending library of musical instruments! Donate now
Do you have a musical instrument not being used? Don’t waste it, donate it! The Musary, a one of a kind lending library of musical instruments, provides instruments for anyone in need, and we exist to inspire people everywhere to 'play on'. During North Shore Music Theater's run of the Music Man, The Musary will be taking donations in the North Shore Music Theatre lobby during any performance. Your instruments will be given new life as they’re lent to aspiring musicians throughout the community. Every little bit goes a long way in helping spread the love of music, so any donation is much appreciated.
Location: North Shore Music Theatre
Head to Parker River Wildlife Refuge for a full day of FREE family fun that's focused on outdoor activity!
Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for a full day of FREE family fun that's focused on outdoor activity! Spend all or part of a day outside at the refuge while trying out a whole bunch of fun, healthy activities including archery target shooting, kayaking, surf fishing, nature photography, and bird watching.
Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Marcia Ball headlines the Newburyport Rhythm & Roots Festival to benefit Newburyport Parks
Bring the family to Newburyport's Waterfront Park ofor a free concert featuring roots music performers to benefit the Newburyport Parks. The second annual Americana Rhythm and Roots festival featuring Grammy-nominated Alligator Recording rhythm and blues artist Marcia Ball, blues and soul rock diva artist Nikki Hill, and Rounder Recording bluegrass artists Lonely Heartstring Band. Volunteers, donations and sponsors are needed.
Location: Waterfront Park
This year's Audubon Nature Festival features live owl demonstrations with Eyes on Owls!
Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's 20th Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Bring your favorite Stuffies to the Teddy Bear Picnic at the Trustees of Reservations' Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens Coolidge Place for a a fun afternoon of Teddy Bears and Tea! There will be a storytime and picnic at the teddy bear garden.  We will begin with an hour of activities, crafts, sing-a-longs and a Bear Hunt, followed by a picnic with light refreshments provided. Stuffed animal best friends encouraged to attend! 
Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place
Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!
Location: Tannery Marketplace
Downtown Salem comes alive with art for the annual Salem Arts Festival with art perfromances livemusic great food and family fun!
For three days, this annual family friendly art festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. The popular free event will feature over 80 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly festival also includes art-making for all ages, artisan vendors selling their creations, and a temporary public art installation.
Location: Downtown Salem
NoBo Puppet Show at the Larcom Theater in Beverly Massachusetts presented by Mudeye Puppet Co.
Performed by the Mud Eye Puppet Company, Hank Dave's Thoreau Down is an all-ages puppet show following the adventures of 8-year-old Jazzmine, who journeys to magical lands with Henry David Thoreau. Wally the Walrus will also make an appearance, once again coming face-to-face and tooth-to-tooth with the challenges of oral hygiene. And if we are lucky, the brave adventurers from the Space Betterment Foundation will take us with them on a new journey to a better space. ​
Location: Larcom Theater
Berwick Academy for grades PreK to 12
PK-12 Spring Admission Sneak Peek It's never too early (or too late) to look and learn more. Come experience our community in action by touring campus and staying for our student-run outdoor concert, Woofstock. Enjoy our complimentary BBQ beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tours will take approximately 30 minutes and leave on the quarter hour. This is a great opportunity to see our campus, experience our community, and learn about our newest initiatives including the Walsh Wellness Center, the new Inspiration Commons, and Curriculum 2020. This is a very casual and fun event that will allow you to experience our dynamic community at its best. If anything, just come to enjoy our student performers and a free BBQ! RSVP's are appreciated but not required. Contact Admissions at 207.384.6301 or for more information.
Location: Berwick Academy