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

Join the fun as essex residents celebrate their local creativity with Trails&Sai

The Essex Shipbuilding Museum present the Arts and Craftsmanship Festival. This celebration of the creativity of Essex residents. Join us at 66 Main St. as musicians play, food and beer is available, and all kinds of art work is displayed. Good dogs on leashes are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Trails and Sails event!

 

Pingree School Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit in Hamilton MA

The fifth annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School is open free to the public every day during daylight hours until November 23, including a reception with the artists on September 27 at 1 p.m. Forty-five sculptures are on display on the 100-acre campus at 537 Highland Street in South Hamilton.

Location: Pingree School

 

We Are All Connected at Halibut Point State Park

Halibut Point State Park invites families to a FREE nature program: “We Are All Connected: Animals, Plants, and People” at Halibut Point State Park! Join us for this presentation by The Center For Wildlife of Cape Neddick, Maine. Live animals, hands-on materials, and an interactive display will help to show us that everything is indeed connected.

 

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Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a celebration of the change of seasons! Come and enjoy an open house and garden tour at The Stevens Coolidge Place. Stroll the gardens, play croquet, bring a picnic, and enjoy the grounds.

 

Kids can show their appreciation of Earth through art at the Ipswich River Sanct

Ever notice wavy lines on tree bark? That peppers and potatoes come in a crazy quilt of colors? That clouds can look like whispers in the sky? If yes, you won’t want to miss these classes. Sign up for all four, or choose individually. All participants (adults and children) will be expected to let loose their inner artist!

 

Come to Breakheart Reservation in Saugus to celebrate the arrival of Fall!

Breakheart Reservation invites you to an afternoon of family fun that celebrates the arrival of Fall! The fun and games include a free pumpkin for every child, scarecrow making, children's crafts, cider press, native wildlife, balloon art, face painting, Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment, Saugus River Watershed Council, and much more! Co-sponsored by the Friends of Breakheart Reservation.

 

Independent Secondary School Fair. Meet representatives from boarding day school

Independent schools are welcoming communities that nurture students, have exceptional teachers and offer tremendous opportunities. The Independent School Fair at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA is an opportunity for families and students to meet with representatives from private schools, including day schools in the Boston area and boarding schools around New England. If you are considering the possibility of an independent school for your child for the Fall of 2015, now is the time to start looking. Attend and use this unique opportunity to meet with a number of schools under the same roof, meet representatives and gather information from boarding and day schools in New England and beyond.

All families interested in independent secondary schools are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event.

 

Come learn about lobsters at Maritime Gloucester as part of Trails and Sails!

Love lobster? Come to Maritime Gloucester during Trails & Sails to get up-close and personal with New England’s favorite marine crustacean. During each of the one-hour sessions, you will see (and maybe even lend a hand in) how a traditional wooden half round lobster trap is made when Capt. Harold Burnham demonstrates this age-old craft. Discover many fun facts about the life of a lobster. All participants will have a chance to alternate between the lobster trap building demonstration and the lobster talk.

 

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.

 

Appleton Farm's Family Farm Day wil have lots of fun, food and live music!

Celebrate the arrival of fall and farm traditions with The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for the annual  Family Farm Day event on Sunday, September 21 from 10am—3pm (RAIN OR SHINE).  The family-friendly event features local healthy foods, music by Ben Rudnick and Friends, barnyard animals, and traditional farm crafts and activities including pumpkin painting, pony rides, and a hay obstacle course!

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Calling all dads! Bring your kids to Sawyer Free Library for a Saturday morning

This is a great opportunity for dads (uncles, grandfathers, cousins or other father figures) to spend time with their kids! Come to the Sawyer Free with the kids for a storytime filled with songs, stories,snacks and fun!  Great for kids aged 2-6 (siblings are welcome). Moms and siblings welcome to attend.

 

Hilldale Cemetary is on of the North Shore's most active paranormal spots!

Join Essex County Ghost Projecton a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2014. Take part in a weekend of paranormal enlightenment! On Friday night there will be an equipment class to learn how to use some of the tools we use today. After the class, tour one of the most haunted cemeteries in New England. On Saturday night join us for a paranormal talk lead by EVP specialist and local author Karen Mossey. After the presentation we will take a paranormal walk around the cemetery.

 

Kids can play historic games and learn history through crafts at the Sargent Hou

Learn about Gloucester History in this Trails & Sails 2014 activity! Explore the fascinating world of early American feminist writer Judith Sargent Murray (1751 - 1820) and her husband Reverend John Murray (1741 - 1815), the founder of Universalism in the Country. Event includes historic children's games and activities in the garden that bring Judith's story to life.  

 

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Location: Cape Pond Ice

 

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Location: Cape Pond Ice

 

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