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Zoo New England. Stone Zoo events
Endangered Species Day on May 21 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, where guests are invited to learn more about the endangered species at both zoos and how they can help protect these animals.
Location: Stone Zoo
Maine Family Camp Kingsley Pines Camp
Kingsley Pines Family Camp is designed to give all ages the opportunity to have as much fun as children have at Kingsley Pines Camp! There are a variety of options for families to be together and for adults and children to enjoy some time on their own. Kingsley Pines is a complete family resort facility located on Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. With a beautiful private sandy beach, 80 acres of old tall pine trees and a crystal clear lake with an average temperature between 75° and 80°, Kingsley Pines is sure to be a fantastic family experience.
Location: Kingsley Pines Camp
Radio 92.9 Earth Fest in Boston on May 21 has a special lineup and stage just for kids!
Designed specifically for families, Kids’ Planet will feature a musical line-up specifically aimed at children under age 12 as well as earth-friendly activities and educational displays. Kids Planet is Winner of the 2010 Nickelodeon ParentsConnect award for best party entertainer, Boston-area musician Stacey Peasley will bring her catch tunes and fun lyrics to Kids’ Planet.  She’ll be joined by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys who will make a return visit to Radio 92.9 EarthFest with their highly interactive, sing-jump-and-dance-along show.  The line-up will also include a host of talented kids performing for kids, as the ZUMIX African Drumming group and Scottish Fish, a Boston-based fiddle and cello quintet perform from the stage.
Location: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M
Community Giving Tree is proud to announce the Twice Loved Toy Sale at Topsfield Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. This massive toy sale is a good time to pick up top quality toys at bargain prices as contributions will go to benefit Essex County children and families in need.
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds
Boston Book Festival Hubbub for Kids
Join us in Copley Square for the second annual Hubbub: Creative Commotion, brought to you by the Boston Book Festival! Featuring literary headliner Rosemary Wells, theater company The Story Pirates, plus dozens of other free programs for kids and families, including music, dance, visual arts, science & technology, and much more! Hubbub is a new festival celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families. Hubbub is presented by the Boston Book Festival, but books are just the beginning of what kids and families will discover.
Location: Copley Square
Paddle for Plummer is a fun and fantastic annual fundraiser for the Plummer Home in Salem MA
Paddle for Plummer is a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) fundraiser event that  includes Elite, Recreational and Fun Paddles. Elites will complete a 6 mile paddle, recreational paddlers will complete a 1.5 mile paddle and a short course (1.2 or 1 mile) will be available for fun paddlers. There will be food, beverages, music, raffles, and more.  All proceeds to the Plummer Home.
Location: Plummer Home
Come join the fun at Connors Farm in Danvers for their strawberry festival
Come join the fun at Connors Farm in Danvers as they celebrate Strawberry Season. The price of admission includes a lot of fun family activities that will keep the troops entertained for the day! The admission is priced right and portions of the proceeds will go to benefit the Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 
Location: Connors Farm
Art Classes for Children and Adults in Newbury MA. Greater Newburyport MA
Artist and educator Nancy Forristall is accepting registration for Summer Art Studio for Kids. The session, begins in June 27, with a variety of afternoon workshops for young artists at the Pine Island Studio in Newbury.
Location: Art Classes with Nancy Forristall
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
Art classes for kids, North of Boston, Visit Massachusetts, Cape Ann, North Shor
Children ages ages 8-14 can sign up for an exuberant art session with Nancy Forristall at her Pine Island studio in Newbury, beginning September 19th. 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.
Location: Art Classes with Nancy Forristall