North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did, using these clues to determine the animal's behavior. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends or check it out from the Sawyer Free Library.

Location: Ravenswood Park

 

Give back to the community through this volunteer opportnity at Ravenswood Park

Get out and give back April 26th, with service learning opportunities for high school students to assist our trail steward, management, and education programs. Through our service-learning opportunities,  teens will build real-world skills as they help with our trail steward, management, and education programs.

Spring is the time to get our special places ready for more visitors. Earn community service by helping us at Coolidge Point, Misery Island, and Ravenswood Park.

 

Rejuvenate with Naturopathic Healthcare in Newbury, Newburyport MA

Do you experience fatigue, allergies, skin disorders (i.e. eczema), digestive problems, headaches, food cravings, weight issues, and/or foggy thinking?
Want to make changes but don’t know where to start?

Naturopathic Doctor, Sue Doyle will lead a three week cleanse that can help to clear the slate and reveal which health issues you might be grappling with, as they relate to diet, lifestyle, and inflammation.

 

Learn about the science behind long distance endurance running at MOS

Whether you're running or spectating at the Boston Marathon this year, a visit to Museum of Science will teach you the latest in endurance sports science! The museum has created special exibits and hands-on activities that will allow visitors to explore the science behind long-distance endurance running.  Combined with presentations by special guests, visitors will gain a better understanding the forces experienced by the runner's body, and what training does to minimize their effects.

 

Kids with an interest in Science and Astronomy will enjoy the weekly science clu

Beverly Public Library hosts the Science and Astronomy Club every Thursday that school is in session.  The program is geared toward kids in grades 1-5 and is designed to nurture an in interest in the sciences.  This is a drop in program - no registration required!

 

Join the Trustees of Reservations on a treasure hunt at Hamlin reservation in Ip

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Hamlin Reservation on a treasure hunt and hike.  Kids will search for natural treasure (and some man-made as well!) as they walk through the gently rolling fields of this former farmland, then over a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island in the marshes of Ipswich. Bring your sharpest skills of observation and a bag to collect your treasures!

 

Come enjoy a free open house during April Vacation at Lynn Museum!

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for FREE family fun. Every half hour there will be a story time for kids and each child that attends the program will receive a free children’s book on behalf of the Museum and the Lynn Literacy Campaign.

 

Sparhawk School Amesbury MA PreK to Grade 12

Finding the right educational fit is a defining moment in each family’s life. Join us for our Open House and learn more. No letter, conversation or brochure can say as much as the feeling of peering into a classroom that feels like home. Our campus wide open house will include tours of the Lower Campus (PreK- 7) at 259 Elm St. in Amesbury and the Upper Campus (8-12th grade) at 196 Main St. in Amesbury. Families interested in boarding can visit the Residential Campus via shuttles from our Upper Campus.  Interested families can register for the open house by visiting sparhawkschool.com or by calling 978-388-5343.

Sparhawk School is an independent, PreK -12 college preparatory day school with a focus on academic excellence in a culture of kindness.

Location: Sparhawk School

 

The Vernal Pools at Agassiz Rock in Manchester are teeming with Spring peepers.

The Trustees of Reservations's invites families to learn about vernal pools in Manchester! Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. Join the The Trustees of Reservations on an exploration of the pools at Agassiz Rock reservation, and learn how you can certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive to the participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools. It is targeted at families, so exploration is an important (and fun!) element in the program.

Location: Agassiz Rock

 

The Attic Treasures Sale is an opportunity to find great stuff for a good cause!

It's time once again for the Wenham Museum’s Giant Attic Treasures Vintage Sale. Shoppers will discover a treasure trove of household decor like furniture, rugs, china, and silver setting pieces. Regarded as one of the best rummage sales on the North Shore, shoppers will find the best deals on vintage fashions, gently used clothing, costume jewelry, fabrics, records, prints, frames, and many more collectibles and maybe a painting or rare book.  Don't miss this year's the “New with Tags” Boutique! New treasures will be displayed daily.

Location: Wenham Museum

 

You and your child can learn the basics of birding at Halibut Point State Park

The Trustees of Reservations invites families to come learn birding basics while enjoying the woodlands and heathlands at the weather-beaten bluffs of Halibut Point State Park or the wide open spaces of Coolidge Point Reservation. Swarms of shorebirds can be viewed at this these prestigious coastal birding points! Meet at the parking area. Pre-registration is not required.

 

Kids will learn about plant eating animals that live at the IRWS

During this vacation week program, kids will learn about the plant-eating mammals that make their home at the sanctuary. We hope to catch glimpses of them, and certainly we'll see signs that they are living here. Participate in a mammal obstacle course. Build a beaver and muskrat lodge as a group, and track deer and other mammals in the fields and forests of the sanctuary.

 

Northshore YMCA. Best Health Club for families north of Boston

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

 

MAY the 4th Be With You! at the Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library hosts Peter Struzzerio as he returns to the Library for his ever popular STAR WARS Symposium! Come dressed as a character for the costume contest, bring your show and tell items, learn about the history of Star Wars, join in a trivia contest and more! MAY the 4th Be With You!

 

Art classes for kids, North of Boston, Visit Massachusetts, Cape Ann, North Shor

Due to popular demand, a Monday class has been added to the Spring schedule. Sign up today for an exuberant art session with Nancy Forristall at her Pine Island studio.

With a limit of 5 students per session, the outstanding student/teacher ratio promotes the individual development of each student, provides a nurturing and engaging experience that builds the foundation for a life-long love of creating art. Nancy encourages her student’s natural sense of curiosity, exploration, play and joy.

 

Come see Robots made by kids and teens at the Children's Museum of NH!

Get ready to geek out at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire! For the second year, the museum is hosting a meet-up and exhibition of robots from around the Seacoast. Robo-Palooza is set for Saturday, April 19 from 11 - 3:00 pm at the Children's Museum and all robotics activities are included in regular paid admission.

 

Kids learn about animal groups at the Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Center!

Preschoolers will Imagine, Sing the Learn about animal groups in this session! 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 in an electronic goody bag!

 

Kids learn about animal groups at the Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Center!

Preschoolers will Imagine, Sing the Learn about animal groups in this session! 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 in an electronic goody bag!

 

Mass Audubon has a live animal presntation at the Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library hosts Mass Audubon naturalists for an Audubon Ark demonstration focused on birds of prey like owls and hawks! There are two sessions, with one filled already, so sign up today before the spaces fill up! This program is designed by Drumlin Farm’s Audubon Ark and is especially geared for ages 3-5 so it is deliberately kept small in size and is a half hour program. 

 

The Hampstead Players will perform “Hercules and The Heroes" at MPL

The Manchester Public Library invites kids to to a live performance about one of history's greatest heroes - Hercules! The Hampstead Players hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will perform “Hercules and The Heroes,” a play for all fans of Greek Mythology. These exciting myths are best for grades K-8th and fits core curriculum standards for Greek mythology. The event will be at the Manchester Community Center to accommodate the set and seating but you do need to register so we can prepared the space accurately. This wonderful experience of live theater is sponsored by the Hooper Fund to Youth Services of the Manchester Public Library.

 

Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 20th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

 

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Community Egg Hunt

The Rockport Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Community Egg Hunt for the children of the Town in the Millbrook Meadow weather and meadow conditions permitting.

 

Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Open House Week for Toddlers and preschoolers.

Join us during our Open House week April 22-April 25 and you'll experience our The World at Their Fingertips curriculum in action. Built around extensive research, 21st century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, The World at Their Fingertips curriculum introduces the concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.  We invite you to explore our enhanced infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs at any one of our nearby centers.

 

The FREE NorthShore Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the Netcast Church of Beverl

Join in the fun at Netcast's 4th annual FREE North Shore Easter Egg Hunt with the support of the Gordon College Kid's Club this year at Beverly High School.Come out for a day of fun, prizes and celebration! We will be giving away an Xbox 360, Wii U, Kindle Fires, and a bunch of other fun gifts. There will be fun for kids of all ages, face painting, games and 20,000 eggs.

 

The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun

The Cambridge Science Festival is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fun and engaging celebration showcasing  the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math in our region. The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun with hundreds of events taking place in and around Cambridge, MA each spring.  For ten days, Cambridge will come alive with science and offer exhibits, activities, fairs, demonstrations, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, workshops and all kinds of interactive events for kids, families and curious individuals!