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The Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction is a chance to have fun and help Art Haven
Come to Cruiseport Gloucester to Cape Ann Art Haven 's biggest fundraiser of the year! Don't miss this unique event, featuring the live auction of a handful of the more than 700 buoys painted as ornaments for Gloucester's Lobster Trap Christmas Tree. The Buoy Auction also includes a silent Auction of 20 Artist Buoys from talented Artists around the North Shore.
Location: Cruiseport Gloucester
Drop in at LEGOpalooza at Wenham Museum in Wenham Massachusetts
LEGO® Fans bring your creative genius to this day of fun! Let your imagination loose on our huge collection of LEGO blocks.  Build a tiny car to race or a flying saucer for outer space. Legos are a lot of fun; bring your kids to this brick-fest of fun! Come early and tour the galleries featuring a model train gallery, doll and toy collection, textiles and our 17th-century house.
Location: Wenham Museum
Spome of the kids that performed in Stage 284's Theater Workshop For Kids production of Madeline!
This program will explore performance through exciting themes that will get your kids up and exercising their imaginations. Through creative movement, writing, theater games, props, set and costume, character development and analysis, we will explore the art of drama from the ground up! Starting with Greek Theater and ending with an exploration of Modern Day Musicals, students will get a sense of the work it takes to create a play from start to finish. This hands-on session will culminate in a short performance for family and friends created by your children!
Location: Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham
Kids in Grades 2-5 will learn sewing at the Hamilton Wenham Community House.
Students will have the opportunity to learn the FUNdamentals of sewing, both by hand and with a basic sewing machine. Skills learned will include sewing straight and curved seams, adding decorative stitches and embellishments.The group will decide on their project.
Location: Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham
Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library
Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Kids will make their own WikkiStix Labrynth Mazes at the Newburyport Public Library
Drop in to this STEM-centric craft session and make your own labrynth game out of WikkiStix! This is an easy no-mess fun time!
Location: Newburyport Public Library
The Children's Room Maritime Gloucester is a great place to play and read!
Children 2-5 and their parents, grandparents, or guardians are invited to play in our Children's Room. The children's room depicts Gloucester Harbor and includes 14 wooden buildings, 6 piers, 5 schooners, a dory, Ten Pound Island Lighthouse and various wooden people. Not surprisingly, a 3-5 year old can play in this room for hours.  One of our educators will also read a seafaring children's book during this weekly event. We hope you can join us.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
The Superbowl of Birding is a great way to spend the day outdoors with family.
Come to northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire for great winter birding and a chance to compete with other birders. The Superbowl of Birding is a unique twelve-hour marathon birding competition to find the greatest number of species and to earn the greatest number of points based on the rarity of the birds recorded. Strategy and planning are essential in order to win this competition! Sponsored by Joppa Flats Education Center, and  Zeiss.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Waldorf at Moraine Farm in Beverly MA
Technology is all around us and is changing constantly. How can parents and teachers guide children to use digital technology—apps, social media, the Internet—safely, responsibly, and wisely?
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Bring your winter gear to Ward Reservation and celebrate the fun of Winter! Photo ©Bill O'Connor
Winter is a delightful season to experience the trails at Ward Reservation! The Trustees of Reservations and Ward Reservation Property Committee, in partnership with the Andover Trails Committee and Friends of North Andover Trails, will host a Winter Fun Day. Short to medium length guided hikes to different destinations on the reservation will leave periodically throughout the afternoon. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, refreshments, and a warming fire will be available throughout the afternoon. A great chance to try out those cross-country skis, snowshoes, or sled you got for the holidays!
Location: Ward Reservation