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

Come take a look at the signs of Spring in the Marsh with Joppa Flats Education

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center for a fun outing to the Salisbury Beach State Reservation! Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. This excursion will focus on finding signs of Spring in the Salt Marsh habitat. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore. Each adventure will leave your family excited to come back for more!


Clark Camp at Clark School in Rowley MA

Clark Camp offers campers choices each day to create the day that they want to experience. With a fun, engaging and creative staff who will create a physically and emotionally safe environment to work, learn and play. All camp staff are full time teachers at The Clark School and have many years of experience working with children of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Location: Clark School


Celebrate Spring's Vernal Migration at Ipswich River Sanctuary Topsfield!

Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular. Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share some facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year.


Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M

Support Community Giving Tree programs by donating excellent-quality, contemporary toys. Books, bikes and other like-new toys will be sold at the Twice Loved Toy Sales. Drop off gently-used donations to Essex County children in need at the Middleton Industrial Park.
Proceeds support Community Giving Tree’s expanding mission to provide children’s clothing baby equipment and provides other necessities such as school supplies and toiletries to low income families in Essex County, MA.


Learn about dealing with Anxiety, Stress, Depression & Gen Z at this YWCA Lunche

Newburyport YWCA invites parents and caregivers to the 2015 YWCA Engaging Communities Luncheon featuring Clinical and Consulting Psychologist Kelly Champion, PhD ABPP, and Honorary Chairperson Ann Ormond, President of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  The luncheon will spotlight “Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Generation Z”, and discuss the unique characteristics of raising this generation of children whose experiences are colored in every way by their experience as the first “true digital natives” of the technological world.

Location: Nicholson Hall


Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts

Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday morning at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian Doser.


Kid's Night Out (KNO) is back at the YWCA Greater Newburyport.

It's time to Party!  Every second Friday through the month of June, the YWCA is giving parents a chance to relax and enjoy a well deserved night out or in, and the confidence of knowing our highly qualified youth services staff have their kids' entertainment covered!  This popular program, which includes an hour of swim plus wicked fun activities like raucous Wii competitions, dancing and karaoke jam sessions, also includes a tasty snack to add to the party vibe.


Kids are invited to the pajama time book reading at Sawyer Free Library.

Wear your comfy pj's, bring your favorite teddy bear, and hunker down for an evening of stories, songs and lullabies! Perfect for ages 4 and up at bed time!  Meets in the children's library. No Sign up necessary!


Experience Eastern Point Day School, Gloucester Ma

Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on Tuesday, February from 1-3 p.m. to meet the dedicated faculty and students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community for children and families to thrive.

Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative and dynamic environment. Tuition rates have been reduced to support EPDS's mission to provide an exceptional education to our Cape Ann communities.

EPDS offers rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid.

For more information, please visit or email at


Revere Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser open now through Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Showcase cinemas route 60, 565 Squire Road Revere, MA 02151.

The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food and a petting zoo daily.


Shore Country Day School welcomes speaker, author Debby Irving Waking up White

To kick off the annual Shore Book Fair, Shore Country Day School in Beverly MA is delighted to welcome author Debby Irving to speak in the Theatre about her remarkable recent book, Waking Up White.


The Annual Cape Ann Farmers Market fundraiser will be held April 6, 2015 featuri

The Cape Ann Farmers' Market will be holding their annual fundraiser this year at the Cape Ann Community Cinema! Join them for a dinner and movie at the cinema featuring the film 'Today's Special', a feel-good foodie comedy about a young Manhattan chef Samir who rediscovers his heritage and his passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.  Come enjoy the community spirit, share a movie and a meal and help support the Farmer's Market.


Meet the Easter Bunny and join the fun at Market Street Lynnfield Shopping Cente

Come to Marketstreet Lynnfield for a fun Easter themed event! Meet the Easter Bunny, join the egg hunt on the green and stick around for FREE photos with E.B. and a dance party! Sponsored by Tuck's Candy, Lynnfield Recreation and Lively Kids.


Have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Marblehead!

The Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department is hosting a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Gerry No. 5 V.F.A., Inc. . Tickets can be purchased at the Marblehead Recreation & Parks Department located inside the Marblehead Community Center located at 10 Humphrey Street.


Come to South Hamilton to Celebrate the arrival of Spring and meet the baby chic

Green Meadows Farm invites families to their traditional season opening Meet the Chicks Day. Mrs, Green, the farm's Education Director, will be on hand to teach about the life cycle of chickens and how they lay us such wonderful eggs. Children will be able to pet the chicks and hold a laying hen! We will also have a craft for the kids to complete the day. It is free and open to the public.


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