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Nancy Forristall preschool art classes in Newbury Massachusetts!
Artist and educator Nancy Forristall is accepting registration for Art Studio for Preschoolers. The Fall 2015 season offers a variety mediums for young artists at the Pine Island studio in Newbury.
PEM has a story time in the museum just for kids under 5! Salem, Massachusetts
Heather Tharpe, also known as the Toddler Whisperer, leads the weekly interactive programs at Peabody Essex Museum PEM Pals with songs, movement, music, art, books and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers (5 and under) and their caregivers.
Schooner Adventure dockside tours at Maritime Gloucester's Wharf!
Bring the family to see this restored Gloucester schooner, learn some maritime history and have some fun! Take a tour of Gloucester's iconic wooden dory fishing schooner. Built in 1926 and recently restored, this National Historic Landmark is not to be missed!
Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am
Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Rd., North Andover.
Join this book club for second graders if you love to read and talk about stories! Based on the Great Books format, but geared explicitly for young readers, group members will read a story in advance of each month's meeting and participate in a group discussion of the story.
Mother Goose on the Loiose at IPL
Mother Goose on the Loose is a program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and large-motor activities.
At Baby Boot Camp, moms get exercise while kids have fun!
Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness classes are designed specifically to help moms get fit. It takes the place of a personal trainer at a time in your life when you need one more than ever. Classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. The stroller, resistance tubes (and even your child!) are used as an integral part of the workout. Come try it - the first class is always FREE! 
Minecraft Club at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library
The library's MAGE, Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone Club, is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. Registration will take place on club days. The club will meet every Tuesday at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please Note: Beginning Wednesday, October 7, MAGE will start at 3:30 PM and end at 5:30 PM. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome. The Club plays Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together.
Farm Friends a program for preschoolers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm Newbury Massachusetts!
Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm. Each Farm Friends program includes a story time, outdoor experience (weather permitting), and a craft project which you can take home.
Pumpkin Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event!
Celebrate the arrival of Fall. Enjoy hay wagon rides through the field in search of the perfect pumpkin, compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest, do crafts, play games, and try cider pressing! Enjoy hot mulled apple cider and homemade pumpkin pie. The house is open for tours of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American antiques & folk art.