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Shore Country Day School in Beverly MA
First Fridays Open House: May 5, 2017 Drop in on a First Friday of the month to join Shore’s all-school “house meeting” followed by a campus tour. Meet us in the Creativity Center, enjoy student and faculty presentations during the meeting in the theater, and tour the high points of campus for as long as your schedule allows. Shore’s “house meetings” commence at 8:15 a.m. First Fridays begin continue until June.
Location: Shore Country Day 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
Cambridge Arts River Festival 2017
Cambridge Arts River Festival is a fr-ee arts festival that is over 35 years old. We host 5 stages, 150 arts vendors, 50+ local food purveyors, interactive art displays and community tables. The Cambridge River Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, attracting 200,000 per year. This free event will feature jazz, folk, roots and world music performances, dance, art demonstrations, family art-making activities and over 150 specialty food purveyors and craftfolks and artisans!
Scooper Bowl, Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institut
Calling all ice cream lovers! The 35th annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Valvoline is on June 6, 7 and 8, at Boston City Hall Plaza. More than 30 flavors will be served for three consecutive days to support cancer care and research The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Location: City Hall Plaza
Farm Explorers is a great way for preschoolers to explore Appleton Farms!
Explore the rhythms of Appleton Farms with your pre-schooler. Meet the cows, harvest the fields, wander the woods, and dig in to farm chores. Fiddleheads experience it all through age-appropriate sensory activities, stories, songs, and games. Each program will last 1 hour and will have a different theme such as “What Plants Need to Grow” or “Meet the Cows.” Please pre-register. Fee covers one adult and child. Additional children for TTOR members: $24 [$30 for non-members].
Location: Appleton Farms
Camp, Summer Program
Come get a taste of our summer camp program, see our beautiful outdoor campus and meet our camp director, Coleen Ryan. We will be making an upcycled t-shirt craft project from 3 to 4:30 pm. We will meet at the picnic table in front of the school. This is free and open to the public. Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Green Earth Art Summer Camp is perfect for children entering second through fifth grade. Middle school and older children are invited to volunteer as camp counselors and assist with the day-to-day runnings of the camp.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
Location: Halibut Point State Park
Maudslay State Park has one of the best shows of flower bloom in the Commonwealt
Maudslay State Park has one of the best shows of flower bloom in the Commonwealth. Enjoy a guided walk along the river to view this beautiful area of the park, and learn about the natural, cultural and historical content of this location.  J.G. Whittier’s famous poem “The Laurels” will be highlighted during the walk. . Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. For: All Ages. Meet at the park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Come Explore Maudslay State Park on a Firefly Expedition!
Fireflys, also called lightning bugs, appear for only a few weeks in the early summer to delight us with their luminous nighttime dance and light show. In June, the fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show. Learn about the life of a firefly then go on a walk led by the park interpreter, to observe firefly behavior and see them close up. Bring a net or jar to catch fireflies. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall.  Rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Location: Maudslay State Park

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