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come learn about inventors and inventions with John Madama at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Massachusetts!
This workshop follows the development of tools and machines from ancient times to the present. Five work stations will demonstrate: First Tools and Art; Keeping Time; Machines; Electricity; Communication Technology. For all ages in the Friend Room, all are welcome.  
Location: Sawyer Free Library
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
Enjoy a day of live music on the waterfront at the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival
The GLOUCESTER HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL blends art and music in one of the country’s most unique and rich artist communities. We invite you to experience the beauty and friendliness of Gloucester through a day long festival showcasing music, arts and culture while supporting our local community hospital (Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund) and community based outreach programs.
Location: Gloucester Harbor Walk
North Shore Volleyball Camp
Register Today For the 2017 North Shore Volleyball Camp. Where the campers learn lifelong volleyball skills while having a great time. Come spend camp week serving, spiking, and digging with our skilled and dedicated staff. Now in its 8th season North Shore Volleyball Camp in Hamilton, MA and welcomes athletes of all skill levels from all surrounding towns. • July 17-21, 2017 • 9 am – 2 pm • Held at the Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton  • Girls, Grades 4th-9th Coach • $195 (receive a free t-shirt)
Location: Hamilton Wenham Regional High School
Kids have a blast on the waterfront with Maritime Gloucester's Harbor Discovery Program
For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime Gloucester.  Available only to Gloucester students in grades 3rd through 5th.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Anna Jaques Hospital Nutrition
From Farm to Table: Making A Farmer’s Market Meal There’s something almost magical about a Farmers Market…the atmosphere, the anticipation of seeing which delicious and nutritious foods are available, and the promise of whipping up an amazing farm-fresh meal when you get home. Seasonal fruits and veggies as well as specialty foods such as breads, cheese and pasta are often available at area markets. You can create simple meals rich in flavor like the one-pot veggie pasta recipe below. Anna Jaques proudly supports The Newburyport Farmers’ Market year-round. Visit for upcoming dates and locations.  
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport Farmers Market
Join the fun at Waterfront Park in Newburyport as you watch Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast
What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night?  Singing with the Oompa Loompas of the classic 'Willy Wonka an the Choclate Factory' satrring Gene Wilder! Based on Roal Dahls book, join the adventures of the golden ticket winners to see who ends up with the greatest prize of all!
Location: Waterfront Park
Come join in the community fun at Obear Park for this showing of Disney's Moana
Friends of Obear Park invite you to bring your blankets, chairs and snack for our no frills old fashion neighborhood family fun movie night. 8:15 should work perfect this time with the sunset at 8:00. This movie should end just about 10PM. Reminder that this is for the kiddos so we ask that the big kids sit out back so the little ones can see.
Location: Obear Park
Essex County Greenbelt will host their 3rd annual road cycle event to raise funds for conservation efforts on the North Shore!
Essex County Greenbelt Association will host the third annual road cycle event to raise funds for conservation efforts on the North Shore! Seasoned road cyclists, beginner bike enthusiasts, spectators, and volunteers are all invited to participate in the Tour de Greenbelt.  Two routes,  a half century (50 mile) and a shorter loop, show off some of Greenbelt’s finest conserved properties.
Location: Cox Reservation
Come join the fun as hundreds of Beverly area kids try to remember the words in this lip-sync extravaganza!
Hundreds of kids from the Beverly area come together to perform your favorite songs and compete for the title of "Grand Champion". Lots of fun, and air guitar too! Part of Beverly Homecoming.
Location: Lynch Park