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Moms get free admission to the zoo on Mother's day.  Photo: Franklin Park Zoo
Celebrate Mom (and celebrity animal moms!) at the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo on Sunday, May 8 with FREE ADMISSION for all mothers throughout the day. Both Zoos will also be honoring their celebrity animal moms including white-cheeked gibbon Iggy and her eight-month-old offspring Paddy! Bring Mom along with the entire family to Stone Zoo for a memorable day with the unforgettable animals that call the Zoos home.
Location: Stone Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo
NYS Kenya Trip Information Night
Newburyport Youth Services is going to Kenya and your family is invited! In a search for more service trips for teens, NYS found a once-in-a-lifetime opprotunity for Newburyport area residents, and made this trip for the whole family to experience. Families with kids in grades 6-12 are welcome and kids 16+ are allowed without a parent (under NYS supervision).
Location: Newburyport Youth Services
Come to Mendel Observatory for stargazing sessions every Wednesday night.
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Observatory often holds special viewing times.  Check the Observatory Status Page before coming as it will state whether observatory is open for the evening. 
Location: Mendel Observatory at Merrimack College
La Vida at Gordon College offers summer adventure experiences for kids and teens on the North Shore
La Vida Adventure Camp is a day program that provides adventure experiences in a safe environment that allows youth to expand their horizons in healthy and encouraging ways. Our mission is to build character, a positive self-identity, and a commitment to serve and care for others. We use small groups, experiential learning, personal discovery, team-building, adventure activities, and a high staff-camper ratio to foster this learning and growth. Each week-long session is held on the Gordon College campus and is for ages 10-15.
Location: La Vida Center for Outdoor Education
Now enrolling for the 2016-17 season, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. Children in grades 1 – 8 welcome. Auditions are not required, and no experience is necessary! We believe students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.
Location: Phillips Music Center, Gordon College
Mothers Day at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Trustees have a fresh idea for Mother’s Day! A tradition originating in the Alps, this day will include a fondue bar, traditional swiss treats, live music, crafts for the kids, and more. Let the Moms relax and enjoy the festivities while the kids help us open the barnyard, meet the baby animals, and make a gift for mom. Flower crown making in the Carriage Barn for all to enjoy. Decorated with bells and flowers, the cows will end the celebration in a traditional cow parade to their new spring pastures.
Location: Appleton Farms
Glen Urquhart School Preschool Story Hour
Glen Urquhart School welcomes Preschoolers this season. Children will enjoy the free Story Hour with Sharon Carter Grimes on Tuesdays for ages 2 - 4 years in the Glen Urquhart School Lower School Library. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Taste of MarketStreet Lynnfield
Join us for a Taste of MarketStreet on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM . 100% of your $10 Admission will be donated to The Haven From Hunger through the Lynnfield Rotary. Eventbrite ticket holders enter through "Eventbrite Only Line" at each gate.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts!
Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination. Our summer camp staff - many of them Brookwood teachers, coaches, and alumni - are 100% committed to fostering a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your child.
Location: Brookwood School
Saint Mary's Summer Program in Danvers Massachusetts
St. Mary of the Annunciation School provides children with a positive, safe, fun, creative and educational summer experience. Through innovative curriculum and activities led by qualified and experienced staff counselors, Summer Stream at SMA Danvers, will help your children grow to their highest potential.
Location: St. Mary of the Annunciation School