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Tower School Marblehead MA hosts an open house for families on the North Shore.
Join us at our May 10 Curriculum Showcase and Open Classrooms Event for grades Pre-K through Grade 8. 8:30-9:00 am: We'll meet in the library for a conversation with Tower’s academic leaders, Liz Buchan and Ryan Buckley. They'll discuss Tower's engaging and balanced curriculum and the academic strengths that our students develop as a result. 9:00-10:30 am: Visitors are invited to tour the school with Tower parents, sit in on classes and meet our school administrators. RSVPs are not required, although they do help us prepare for your visit. To let us know of your plans to attend, please email reagan.kenwell@towerschool.org.
Location: Tower School
Things to do with Dogs at MarketStreet Lynnfield MA
  Bring your 4 legged friend and meet us on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield for 2 hours of Complimentary Doggy Ice Cream, Dog-Friendly Vendors, A Doggy Kissing Booth, Giveaways and more! During this 4 part series, Ipswich Ale Brewery will be onsite for the purchase of cold beverages (cash only please) while you enjoy some time in the sun with your pup!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Pan Mass Challenge rider Nancy Forristall needs our support. Donate today!
Please support our dear cousin Nancy Forristall in her first PMC Ride with a donation to meet her goal. Each year the Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of impassioned cyclists, committed volunteers, generous donors and dedicated corporate sponsors. Together, we strive to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers the necessary resources to discover cures for all types of cancer. This year our dear cousin Nancy Forristall joins the team of riders.
The 2018 Pan Mack. There’s a lot Riding on this!! Brought to you by RiverWalk Brewing Co &  Riverside Rockets PMC Team. The Riverside Rockets PMC team has joined up with the RiverWalk Brewing Co. to bring you a fabulous collection of ride routes, including a new gravel adventure ride option!!! Check out our link on BikeReg https://www.bikereg.com/pan-mack for all the details. Once you register, you will have access to your own personalized fundraising page via PledgeReg. We love PledgeReg!! You can expect the same great routes as well as a kickin' BBQ pop-up and stellar brews at the finish!! Make donations directly to the Riverside Rockets PMC team here.
Events and things to do at MarketStreet Lynnfield
MarketStreet Lynnfield invites you to dress in your tea party best and be enchanted. Tea Party guests will be greeted with a special package containing everything they will need to delight in the Tea Party fun! Guests will sip "tea" and enjoy a light breakfast while being mystified by our entertainers. That's not all! Enjoy craft tables, fun swag brought to you by the Lahey Health team, cookie decorating stations, a photobooth and more! There will only be 250 tickets sold for this event, reserve yours while you still can!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Preschool programs in Beverly MA at GUS
Together we will hike out on the GUS Nature Trail and discover new areas each day as we explore the woods. We will let our imagination + sense of wonder lead us as we use open-ended materials to play and express ourselves creatively in our natural surroundings. We will build homes and invented structures for the creatures (real and imagined!) that live in the woods surrounding Glen Urquhart School, and will see how we can create nature-inspired art on the trails!
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Summer Camp at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School Summer Camp offers half day and full day camp experiences, for eight weeks each summer, on our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. Our 2018 camp will operate June 25 through August 17, 2018. Extended before and after camp care options are available. Register today!
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Fairy + Gnome House Fun for Little Ones: A GUS Pre-K Event
Fairies, gnomes, fun, and new friends! Join us Saturday, May 5 on the Glen Urquhart School campus as we create magical fairy and gnome houses with found materials gathered from our nature trails. Children age 3 to 6 are welcome to join us with a caregiver for this free morning activity. We are pleased to have creative mindfulness play group Indigo Starr Workshops partnering with us for the event.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.
The Open Door will hold its annual Empty Bowl Dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4-8 pm at Cruiseport Gloucester.  Share in a simple meal of soup, bread and a cookie and take the dinner bowl home as a reminder of someone in need of a meal. Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs.
Location: Cruiseport Gloucester
Come see Robots made by kids and teens at the Children's Museum of NH!
Get ready to geek out at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire! For the second year, the museum is hosting a meet-up and exhibition of robots from around the Seacoast. Robotics programs and teams from all over the Seacoast will converge on the Children's Museum of New Hampshire for an afternoon of fun with robots.
Location: Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
10:00 am to 11:45 am

See The Addison’s Model Ship Collection - Andover

Addison Gallery of American Art Andover MA. Addison Gallery of American Art
Families are invited to explore The Addison Gallery's famed model ship collection, permanently installed in the building's lower level, consisted originally of 24 works commissioned by the museum's founder, Thomas Cochran, to document four centuries of American history.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

PEM Pals

PEM has a story time in the museum just for kids under 5! Salem, Massachusetts
Heather Tharpe, also known as the Toddler Whisperer, leads the weekly interactive programs at Peabody Essex Museum PEM Pals with songs, movement, music, art, books and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschool
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Nature Trail Adventures: Imagine + Create. A Preschool Program at GUS

Preschool programs in Beverly MA at GUS
Together we will hike out on the GUS Nature Trail and discover new areas each day as we explore the woods. We will let our imagination + sense of wonder lead us as we use open-ended materials to play and express ourselves creatively in our natural surroundings. We will build homes and invented...
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months

Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Yappy Hour 4 Part Doggie Social Hour Series

Things to do with Dogs at MarketStreet Lynnfield MA
  Bring your 4 legged friend and meet us on The Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield for 2 hours of Complimentary Doggy Ice Cream, Dog-Friendly Vendors, A Doggy Kissing Booth, Giveaways and more!
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall.  Rain or shine. For ages 6 and up.  Wear walking shoes, and bug spray is recommended.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

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 Obse
7:00 pm

Friday, June 1

See The Addison’s Model Ship Collection - Andover

Addison Gallery of American Art Andover MA. Addison Gallery of American Art
Families are invited to explore The Addison Gallery's famed model ship collection, permanently installed in the building's lower level, consisted originally of 24 works commissioned by the museum's founder, Thomas Cochran, to document four centuries of American history.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Young at Art at CAM

Young at art is a program for toddlers at the Cape ann museum in Gloucester Massachusetts
Bring your toddler to Cape Ann Museum on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for Young at Art, a gallery-based storytime! Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with an adult. This drop-in program is free for members or with Museum admission. Reservations encouraged; e-...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Free on the 5th at CAM

Gloucester Harbor from Rocky Neck by Fitz Henry Lane (1844) at Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Cape Ann residents — Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea — are welcome to enjoy the special exhibition Unfolding Histories (as well as all the other exhibits on view) on the fifth day of each month.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Open Studio at Art Haven

Things to do north of Boston
Friday afternoons are a great time for families to drop-by fand enjoy Open Studio at Art Haven. Participate in a fun activity and access to the studio space to work on clay, painting, drawing or anything else you dream up. All ages are welcome with a parent.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Infant CPR Anytime at Anna Jaques Hospital

Caregivers, parents and grandparents can learn infant CPR at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport!
Infant CPR Anytime is 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.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Strawberry Moon Family Night Hike

Hike Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with oyur family under June's Strawberry Moon!
Local Native American tribes call the June full moon the Strawberry Moon because it heralds the time of year to pick wild strawberries. Spend an evening walking in the warm air, listen to the dusk bird songs turn to choruses of spring peepers, and try to catch a glimpse of our resident wildlife as...
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in...
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 2

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm