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Landmark School's 5K Road Race is a family fun event that helps support the mission of Landmark School.
The Landmark School 5K Road Race is a family fun event that helps support the mission of Landmark School. Run or walk the scenic course then stay for the Fall Festival with kid friendly activities, including their very own fun run. Race open to the community.
Location: Landmark School
The Pete Frates 5k will raise funds to benefit Pete's Park in Beverly Massachusetts!
Come to Beverly to Race for a great cause! All race proceeds benefit Pete's Park in Beverly named in honor of Pete Frates - the creation of a permanent and lasting playground worthy of Pete's namesake that can be enjoyed and accessed by people of all abilities. The park is in Pete's hometown of Beverly, Mass; and is a place where his daughter Lucy can play with kids of all abilities. All race procedes go to fund park construction. Construction scheduled to be begin in 2018. Sign up by 10.13 to receive a race shirt!
Location: Lynch Park
Kids can feel safe trick or treating in Downtown Marblehead this year!
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce will host a Trick or Treat night at participating stores throughout town in celebration of Halloween. Take the kids out trick or treating throughout the business district and enjoy sweets and treats, spooky savings & extended shopping hours at participating businesses throughout town.
Location: Downtown Marblehead
Come to Rockport MA for Halloween Fun and Community Spirit!
Rockport Halloween Happenings is celebrating its third year with an expansion of the Halloween festivities to include Rockport PTO Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Pumpkin Illumination in the heart of Rockport at Dock Square, and a family-friendly movie night to cap off the evening!
Location: Downtown Rockport, Harvey Park - Rockport
Kids can learn about nests at this Imagine Sing and Learn at Joppa Flats!
This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list via email.  In these sessions we'll explore nests, how they're build and who makes the best ones!
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Learn about spiders at Ipsiwch River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield during this spooky time of year.
Learn about spiders at Ipsiwch River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield during this spooky time of year! All spiders spin silk, but not all make webs to catch their prey. How does a spider spin a web and not get caught in it? Come and find out the other ways these fascinating little animals use their magic threads.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Come celebrate the the spooky feeling of October at Pioneer Village in Salem Massachusetts!
Start a new Halloween tradition for your family! Our historic village a-glow with jack o’ lanterns! Listen to ghost stories while sipping on hot cider or cocoa.
Location: Pioneer Village
Ghosts on the Salem Common? Who you gonna call?
Grab a blanket and the kids and head over to Salem Common at dusk for an outdoor showing of some favorite family-friendly movies that will get you in the mood for a spooktacular Halloween!  Each there will be a different movie through October, so come to one or all!
Location: Salem Common
Winners of this battle of the bands will perform at Rockport New Years Eve!
Open to any middle school or high school band (two or more members) from anywhere on Cape Ann or beyond. No fee to enter. Deadline for registration is September 15. Five bands will be chosen to compete on Saturday, October 7th at the Congregational Church of Rockport. Top two winning bands play on Rockport New Year’s Eve!
Location: First Congregational Church of Rockport
Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield