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

Julie Cleveland Piano Lessons for North Shore Children and Families. Northshore

Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.

 

Come to the Annual 'Born at Anna Jaques' Celebration on July 29, 2013

If you are expecting, or are considering starting a family, Anna Jaques Hospital invites you to a Birth Center Open House and tour. By attending, you are able to meet the obstetricians, gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, maternity nurses, pediatricians, neonatologists and family practice physicians who are available to take care of you during your pregnancy and after your baby is born. This will help you find the physician or midwife with whom you feel most comfortable. Once you have chosen your provider, you can begin scheduling the prenatal visits necessary for a healthy pregnancy. All physicians and midwives who deliver at the Anna Jaques Hospital Birth Center are board certified.

 

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

 

The American Music & Harvest Festival ius a fun benefit music festival for NEF!

Enjoy two days of music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. Featuring Soule Monde, Entrain, Driftwood, and many more, this festival celebrates everything from traditional to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond.  This fundraiser event will help support programs for local education funds, schools and educational foundations.

 

Thanks to Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts for the great Lynn Woods Tower photo

Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2014 walk through to Dungeon Rock and inside Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The ponds provide the drinking water for the residents of Lynn and surrounding communities. Wildlife abounds in the forest. More than an aquifer, wildlife preserve, wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a unique adventure.

 

A musket firing demonstration will take place at the Newburyport Powder House fo

As part of Trails & Sails 2014, tour the Newburyport Powder House, Come experience a Civil War encampment, musket firing demonstrations at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, master cooper demonstration and guided tours of this unique historic landmark critical to our defense. 

 

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. He closely observed, wrote, and drew about wildlife behaviors and published a book in 1903. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did. 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

Location: Ravenswood Park

 

Meet the Cows at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Mass

Got Milk? Appleton Farms does! Come tour the dairy operation and meet the cows that make up the grass-fed dairy herd. Visit with calves, explore the pastures and meet the milkers in the dairy barn (ordinarily closed to the public). Lastly get a behind the scenes peek into cheese-making at our Dairy Processing plant.

Location: Appleton Farms

 

Digging for History at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers MA

Come get dirty at Rebecca Nurse Homestead and become an archaeologist for the day! The Rebecca Nurse Homestead was at the center of a summer archaeology program, run by the University of Southern Maine and Phillips Andover Academy, teaching students of all ages how to become archaeologists. Now it’s your turn.

 

Take a tour of this historic Beverly landmark thats usually closed to the public

One of Beverly's most familiar landmarks, this lighthouse commands a spectacular view of Salem Sound, and 3 other lighthouses. An enduring monument to Beverly's nautical heritage, it is one of 5 Massachusetts lighthouses that still retains its original Fresnel lens.

 

Climb up the tower of Gloucester's City Hall as part of Trails and Sails!

Get your blood flowing as you climb up the clock and bell tower of Gloucester's magnificent City Hall to the belfry level, accompanied by members of the City Hall Restoration Commission. At the belfry level you will look down on Gloucester's civic center and, weather depending, beyond to Thacher Island's twin lighthouses, to Ipswich Bay and Magnolia.

 

Come to an iron casting demonstration at Saugus Iron Works

U. S. National Park Rangers will be running a tour focused on how cast iron was made at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in the 17th century for Trails & Sails 2014. Ever wonder how early English settlers obtained the tools needed to survive in their new environment? Archaeologists have uncovered industrial sites in both England and America that shed light on work and survival in New England. Tour the reconstructed seventeenth century Iron Works with Park Ranger Krystal Vezina, followed by a presentation by Neil Wright, author of several books on industrial archaeology of England.

 

Visit Salem MA for Pioneer Village: Salem 1630 for trails & Sails

Take a guided tour of the recreated village of Salem in 1630. Learn about the landing of the Winthrop fleet and lives of the early colonists.This tour of the 1630 Pioneer Village has fascinating insight into the lives of the Puritans that sailed from England to New England in 1630. Learn the history of these men, women, children and their relationships with the Native Tribes surrounding them.

 

Come to the House of Seven Gables for a Trails & Sails event that focuses on the

House of Seven Gables hosts a Trails & Sails 2014 tour that focuses on the gardens and how they change seasonally! Join The House of the Seven Gables for a fabulous talk by Robyn Kanter to learn about The Gables' historic garden. Robyn Kanter, of Kanter Design Associates, worked under Dan Foley, landscape architect and horticulturist, when he relandscaped the Gables' garden and has remained true to its vision. She will tell the story of a garden that is one of the oldest on the North Shore, and arguably one of the oldest anywhere that has remained virtually unchanged by time and fashion.

 

FREE Admission to the Lynn Museum is just part of Family Fun Day!

Come to Lynn Museum and Historical Society to enjoy a FREE family day while participating in art activities and enjoying the ongoing exhibitions. As part of Essex Heritage’s Trails & Sails weekend the Lynn Museum invites you to check out our exhibits and then stay for the fun while you paint your own seashells, try your hand at sketching or watercoloring your own Lynn Beach Painters scene, or make an edible mini lighthouse. There will also be a special performance by You and Me Puppets and showing of the film Finding Nemo. This day has something for everyone!

 

 

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