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Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School - Manchester, MA
Have a child 2.9+ and considering preschool? Spaces still available for fall '16. Contact or (978) 526-4750 to schedule a tour or find more information at Expanded hours, hands on learning, walking field trips, outdoor time everyday on our playground with a view
Location: Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School
Whipple House Wednesdays at Ipswich Museum
Wednesday Mornings July and August, Whipple Wednesdays: from 10am until noon each Wednesday during July and August Ipswich Museum hosts a drop-in program at the Whipple House suitable for all ages. Themes will change each week, but each Whipple Wednesday will include a hands-on activity and Colonial games. Suggested donation: $5. Please check back soon for details or email
Location: Whipple House
HELP! brings Beatles music to the Crane Estate in this Thursday evening concert
Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Bright Horizons: Curriculum Night 2016
Join Bright Horizons the week of September 19-23 for Curriculum Night 2016! Step inside our classrooms and meet our teachers; explore our parent/teacher partnerships; learn about The World at Their Fingertips® curriculum; and discover how our emergent curriculum approach uses children’s own interests to inspire their love of learning. Find an event near you.
YMCA of the North Shore Programs
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Programs for youth and teens, like swimming lessons, sports leagues and the arts. HEALTHY LIVING:  Improving the nation's health and well-being Programs for adults and families, like fitness, adult sports leagues, road races, family nights and birthday parties. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back to our neighbors and friends Fundraising and volunteerism, as well as housing, community outreach and educational certification programs. View Program Guides:
Caregivers, parents and grandparents can learn infant CPR at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport!
For parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking skills but does not need a course completion card. This class includes everything needed to learn basic infant CPR and relief of choking.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Brookwood School, Manchester MA Parent Education Event Meet the Author Richard Louv
Celebrating its six year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life. Mark your calendars for our next 4 to 14 Speaker Series event when we host bestselling author Richard Louv on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now available. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.
Location: Brookwood School
Join the Wenham Museum for their Annaul craft fair and family day!
Wenham Museum’s 44th Annual Family Festival and Craft Fair will return to the museum’s lawn August 27, 2016. One of the North Shore’s finest craft fairs featuring the region’s best artisans—some new and many returning—offering unique hand crafted items, family activities, and the museum galleries. 
Location: Wenham Museum
Brookwood School to Host Blood Drive
On Friday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Brookwood School is hosting a blood drive to benefit the Red Cross.  Help save lives by registering online today!
Location: Brookwood School
Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA. Participants are safely harnessed before climbing the 3-story tall ropes course attraction and embarking through elements like cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. The adventure continues on the Sky Rail zip line that stretches 69-feet over Beanstown.
Location: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture