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Northshore YMCA invites kids from all over to visit the YMCA on Healthy Kids Day!
Get ready for the best summer ever! Join us for fun games, camp information and more. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the public. Activities include Bouncy House Obstacle Course, Family Zumba, Beverly Public Library Bookmobile, Hoola-Hoop training, camp open house, zip line, and much more! For more information please email Carol Meyer, Special Projects and Events Coordinator 978-564-3911.
Location: Cabot Street YMCA, Cape Ann YMCA, Haverhill YMCA, Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, Salem YMCA, Ipswich YMCA, Plaistow Community YMCA, Danvers Community YMCA, Lynn YMCA, McPherson Youth Center YMCA
North Shore Volleyball Camp
Register Today For the 2017 North Shore Volleyball Camp. Where the campers learn lifelong volleyball skills while having a great time. Come spend camp week serving, spiking, and digging with our skilled and dedicated staff. Now in its 8th season North Shore Volleyball Camp in Hamilton, MA and welcomes athletes of all skill levels from all surrounding towns. • July 17-21, 2017 • 9 am – 2 pm • Held at the Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton  • Girls, Grades 4th-9th Coach • $195 (receive a free t-shirt)
Location: Hamilton Wenham Regional High School
You could win two kayaks and gear worth over $3k in this benefit raffle for the Essex Elementary PTO
ERBA and Essex Elementary School's PTO have teamed up once again for their annual Downriver Raffle! The raffle winner will go home with a wonderful Stand Up Paddleboard package consisting of two Eddyline 'Skylark' stand-up 12' kayaks, two Harmony 'Drifter'aluminum paddles, two MTI 'Journey' life jackets, and two kayak safety kits. Tickets are $50, and 250 tickets will be sold. Winners drawn at the Auction Pick Up Party at Woodmans in Essex on April 7, 2017. Reserve a ticket today via email!
Ivivva MarketStreet Lulumon
Ivivva MarketStreet has officially been open for one year! They'll be celebrating in store all weekend with moving mannequins, birthday treats, and more!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
The 10th annual pizza taste off raises funds for the American Cancer Society
The Interact Club at Gloucester High School will be holding the 10th annual pizza taste off at Cruiseport Gloucester!  Come try different pizza from around Cape Ann, while helping to raise funds for the American Cancer Society! Only 300 tickets will be sold, and are available at the door.
Location: Cruiseport Gloucester
The Herland Brothers bring the country rock music to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
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
The Great Escape brings the music of Journey to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
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
SummerQuest at the Trustees of Reservations' Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!
This summer give your child an unforgettable camp experience: SummerQuest at the Crane Estate. Each day our campers venture forth to explore 2,000 acres of the most dazzling coastal landscape in New England. From Crane Beach to Castle Hill, your child will swim and kayak, sing songs and play games, make wonderful art, hike spectacular trails, and kick back with friends in the ultimate backyard.  This all happens in the framework of place-based, experiential learning.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Join the Trustees for a Fish Printing session at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
Looking for something to do during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations to search for shapes in the wrackline to print and press! We’ll start with a walk on the beach to find fish, shells and seaweed. Then we’ll head to the Barn to learn how to transfer our treasures to t-shirts and art paper. Bring your creative imagination – and a smock!
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Research has proven that practicing mindfulness-based meditation and yoga in the classroom improves students’ focused attention and self-awareness, which contribute to academic success. Mindfulness-based practices also offer measurable health benefits and can reduce anxiety and depression. These valuable activities have become part of the daily routine in the second grade at Glen Urquhart School. Every day, after morning meeting, second graders move through yoga sequences, usually led by one of the students. They end each day with a three to seven minute guided meditation, also often student led.

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