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Come see the Marblehead High School Senior Art Show at Abbot Library
Come to the Abbot Public Library May 9 – June 2 to step into Marblehead's own version of the Van Gogh's Starry Night. This inspired theme will be the backdrop for this year’s Marblehead High School's Annual Senior Art Show. The show will exhibit different media, from photographs to busts to paintings, all created by the students of the class of 2016. Many of the pieces have won awards in art competitions and are truly spectacular to look upon. The opening night reception will be on Monday, May 16, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Abbot's art gallery.
Location: Abbot 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 22th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann! Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts! Seven weeklong workshops reveal the diverse traditions of art around the world. This Cape Ann summer studio is the perfect setting for your child to express and explore their creativity! Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 22nd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists.
Location: Annisquam Arts
Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!
Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-7pm. On May 23, 2016 the chess club will hold a tournament for their players!
Location: Abbot Public Library
Kids will make tacos at Williams-Sonoma Lynnfield's FREE workshop for Junior Chefs!
Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! If you love tacos as much as we do, this is the class for you! There’s no end to the amazing fillings you can make—and then you can top your taco with whatever you please, be it sour cream, a yummy salsa or a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in! Suitable for ages 8–13.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Northshore YMCA invites kids from all over to visit the YMCA on Healthy Kids Day!
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 through healthy activity and nutrition.
Location: Cabot Street YMCA, Cape Ann YMCA, Haverhill YMCA, Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, Salem YMCA, Ipswich YMCA, Plaistow Community YMCA, Danvers Community YMCA, Lynn YMCA, McPherson Youth Center YMCA
North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe
Check out North Shore Community College Youth Programs this summer. NSCC is offering a lot of super cool classes and all we need is YOU!  Have fun while getting to know other kids who share the same passions and interests as you. 
Location: North Shore Community College
Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Waltham MA for North Shore Children Families
Back in the day of sophisticated New England, folks wove their own scarves and knitted hats, gloves and sweaters from real wool shorn from bleating sheep by "Renaissance men" like Kevin Ford and Andy Rice. That vanished era of self-reliance will return Saturday, April 30, 2015 to Gore Place for the 29th annual Sheep Shearing Festival when visitors can learn some everyday skills that flourished when the Federal-style mansion was built in 1806.
Location: Gore Place
Kids in grades 6-12 will make their own masterpieces at the Newburyport Public Library
Grades 6-12: We'll bring the paint, brushes, and canvas, you bring the inspiration! Join us in the Program Room for an afternoon of art, starting at 3:30. Paint whatever you like, and keep your final creation!
Location: Newburyport Public Library
Bring mom on a Jazz cruise around Salem Sound for Mother's Day!
reat your mom to an experience she won’t soon forget! Love your mom and can’t think of a good gift? You can’t go wrong with our Sunday Jazz Brunch! We’ll cruise through Salem Sound to the melodic and soothing music our live jazz band.
Location: Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters
Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.
Location: Museum of Science