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

Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2014 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.


Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport

The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!


Brookwood School in Manchester MA for children grades PreK - Grade 8.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1 p.m., parents of students entering grades Pre-K through Eight are invited to Brookwood School's Open House to learn about the exceptional education the school offers.

The program will feature:

School tours and classroom visits including hard hat tours of the New Lower School Building and remarks by Head of School John Peterman; Q&A session with students; Opportunities for conversations with Faculty and Division Heads.

"At Brookwood, we know that what matters most is a child who is happily engaged in his or her learning and a student who is intellectually challenged, supported, and encouraged by teachers and peers alike," says Brookwood Head of School John Peterman. "Over the course of Brookwood's 55-plus year history we've learned that a confident child is a successful learner and successful learners are successful in life. And we know this is a question of balance -- balancing rigor with compassion, excellence with exuberance, and self-discovery with sensitivity to others."


Ipswich High School is having a fundaraiser Yard Sale for a Poli-Sci trip to D.C

The IHS Close Up class is having a yard sale in front of the Ipswich High School on High Street. Close Up is a Political Science Class that takes students Close Up to the political process with a week of study in Washington DC. This Yard Sale is one of a number of student generated fundraising mechanism.
Donations welcome starting around 8am!


Kids (and adults) can get up close and personal with all kinds of trucks in NBPT

Newburyport Youth Services will host a 'Touch-a-Truck' Event at Cashman Park in Newburyport!  Kids are invited to come see, touch and sit in all kinds of trucks, vehicles and heavy machinery including police cars, a fire engine, and ambulance and more!

Location: Cashman Park


Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest!

There's no better place in New England to eat clams than Essex, Massachusetts! Now in its 32nd year, this local festival takes place in Memorial Park in downtown Essex boasts 40 to 50 food, craft, and local product vendors. The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 32nd annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm.

Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.

In addition to the Chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including:

  • An arts and crafts area
  • Entertainment throughout the afternoon
  • The Lions Club Food Pavilion
  • An Ipswich Ale Station
  • Organization, church, and non-profit tables
  • Kids Rides and Games
  • A Health Fair

The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 am. For more information contact Sue Lufkin at


The ICS North Pole Express is a great holiday adventure for kids and families

Immaculate Conception School has adopted the The Polar Express storyline and brought it Newburyport! Join Santa and a cast of characters on a holiday train ride that your kids will love! Now in its 13th year, this annual journey into the magical world of the holidays creates family memories that will be remembered for a lifetime!


"Around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate..." -JRR Tolkien

"Around the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate..." -J.R.R. Tolkien. The Trustees invite You to A Walk in the Woods with J.R.R. Tolkien! More than a nature walk: experience through literature the adventures that await just outside your front door! Explore the sights, sounds, smells of the forest. Your guide will be prepared with material to be read aloud from Tolkien's trilogy using the roads and unique settings in Ravenswood Park as background.

Location: Ravenswood Park


Saw Whet Owl at Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Center Newburyport

Get into the Halloween spirit! Witness live creepy crawlies, enjoy (semi) spooky attractions, and take home creative crafts. For ages 7 and up, examine a “crime scene” and perform a series of forensic investigations (e.g., soil sample comparisons, water sampling, chromatography, pH tests, and track identification) to solve the mystery and pinpoint the culprit. For ages 2 to 6, there will be stories and songs, silly and festive crafts, and a kooky treasure hunt. Family presentations will be offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Fly in on your broom for an hour or stay all day for some fun pre-Halloween family time!


MarketStreet Lynnfield MA Halloween Spooktacular

Break out your best costume and head to MarketStreet's Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 29th!

Spooktacular details:

  • 3-5 PM Pumpkin decorating at Whole Foods Market
  • 3-5 PM Cookie decorating at Williams-Sonoma
  • 4-7 PM Spooktacular dance party on The Green!
  • 5:30 PM Trick or Treating begins (while supplies last)
  • 6-8:30 PM Costume contest and $5 pizza buffet at Kings Bowl


Sparhawk School Amesbury MA PreK to Grade 12

Finding the right educational fit is a defining moment in each family’s life. Join us for our Open House and learn more. No letter, conversation or brochure can say as much as the feeling of peering into a classroom that feels like home. Our campus wide open house will include tours of the Lower Campus (PreK- 7) at 259 Elm St. in Amesbury and the Upper Campus (8-12th grade) at 196 Main St. in Amesbury. Families interested in boarding can visit the Residential Campus via shuttles from our Upper Campus.  Interested families can register for the open house by visiting or by calling 978-388-5343.

Sparhawk School is an independent, PreK -12 college preparatory day school with a focus on academic excellence in a culture of kindness.

Location: Sparhawk School


Come to Pickering Wharf in Salem for a test run Trick or TreaT

Come to Pickering Wharf for this annual event that is free, and open to the public. Children can give the costume a test run on Friday, October 24th at Pickering Wharf in Salem. Parents with children in costume, ages 14 and under are encouraged to visit all stores in Pickering Wharf with balloons outside their doors from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. No tricks, just treats!

Location: Pickering Wharf


Boston Ballet School Northshore Children's Programs Register today!

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS School Year Session where children ages 16 months and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.


Yo Gabba Gabba Live. Boston Orpheum Theatre

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, with a new show, Music Is Awesome! The coolest rock concert for kids (and parents!) is back to celebrate our fifth anniversary on the road. DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz carefully hand-picked the setlist to make the most awesome show yet!


Gloucester, Cape Ann Art Haven FREE Pumpkin Carving Party - come create art wit

All ages are welcome for our Fifth Annual Pumpkin Carving contest on Saturday the 25th! There will be some fall snacks, beautiful pumpkins to be carved, and great prizes for the winning pumpkins (both kids and adults).


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