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Some of the kids that performed in Stage 284's Theater Workshop For Kids production of Madeline!
The Stage 284 offers a fun filled vacation week of training: acting, voice, and movement. During this week, students will work through acting exercises and theatre activities and a rehearsal period resulting in a workshop production of the Jungle Book on The Stage 284 mainstage. Taught by Stage 284’s artistic staff, this workshop is not to be missed!
Location: Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham
Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event
Don't miss the Children's Drop and Shop Spring and Summer consignment sales event at Pingree School, Hamilton MA, for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture. Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used Spring and Summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear, furniture, maternity and boutique items. The consignment sale is an organized, store-like environment where individuals sell and purchase gently used baby and kids clothing, toys, and baby gear.
Location: Pingree School
Come join the community tradition of the contra dance at Ipswich Town Hall!
Contra Dance is a New England folk tradition. Similar to Square Dancing, one dances with a partner, but in lines, long lines that span the hall, in our case at the Town Hall Gym. Fiddle/Folk music plays, a Caller calls: “Bow to your partner. Bow to your corner. All join hands, circle left…” As you and your partner progress through the dance, you will, before the night is through, have di-si-dow-ed with just about everybody in the hall. For community building Contra Dancing simply cannot be beat.
Location: Ipswich Town Hall
Come celebrate Springs arrival at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts
Part of the Celestial Happenings Series, the Ipswich Spring Equinox Extravaganza is inspired by "Holi Festivals" - a trditional Indian celebration of Spring. If you love our Winter & Summer Solstice Labyrinths and Ipswich Illumination then you will want to be a part of making this event an Ipswich tradition, our Celebration of Spring
Location: Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun
The Cambridge Science Festival is the first of its kind in the United States. It is a fun and engaging celebration showcasing  the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, and math in our region. The Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun with hundreds of events taking place in and around Cambridge, MA each spring.  For ten days, Cambridge will come alive with science and offer exhibits, activities, fairs, demonstrations, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, workshops and all kinds of interactive events for kids, families and curious individuals!
Location: MIT Museum, Museum of Science
Parent Education at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm in Beverly MA
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm presents a lecutre by Kim John Payne based on his book The Soul of Discipline. The Simplicity Parenting Approach to Warm, Firm, and Calm Guidance - from Toddlers to Teens. On Tuesday, March 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm., Kim John Payne will lead a lecture entitled Discipline: Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, hosted by Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. The lecture, based on Kim John Payne’s book, The Soul of Discipline, will explore how to set firm but loving limits that expand as a child grows from toddler to teen. Kim will offer strategies that parents and educators can use at home and in the classroom. Registration is open to the public for a fee of $10.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Nautical Night 2017 at MIT is a night of exploration at the MIT Museum!
MIT Museum invites you for an evening of nautically-themed science and engineering! The museums annual Nautical Night event celebrates the sea, and MIT’s rich history in nautical design and research. We’ve planned interactive demonstrations, short talks, and a rare chance to view plans and prints from our renowned collection. Visit from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for this free event. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:
Location: MIT Museum
Van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead Ma wiil host the annual Marblehead Health and Welness Fair
The Marblehad Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual Health and Welness Fair! You will find a diverse collection of health & wellness professionals offering interactive displays and complimentary health screenings to the public. Attendees enjoyed prize giveaways and food samples from local experts who covererd an eclectic mix of topics from managing stress to dental care to the benefits of nutritional supplements!
Location: Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Bring your 3-5 year old youngster to the refuge visitor center for a good old-fashioned story hour.  For each session, a refuge volunteer will read a story about an animal or some other interesting aspect of nature.  The kids will then complete a related craft to take home.  Enrollment is limited to 12 children.  The parent or guardian must remain for the entire program.   Preregistration is required for this program.
Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Stop by as part of Joppa Flats to learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Living on the coast is a constant reminder of the beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean. Isn't it interesting that our mighty seas are also fragile and need protection? Come to Joppa Flats for a full day of indoor activities and exhibits that focus on our ocean giants, such as whales, sharks, and sea turtles. Find out where our seafood comes from, examine sand and sea shells from around the world, and participate in art activities and ocean-themed games. Learn how we can all take responsibility for sustaining the natural beauty and resources of our oceans and coastline.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center

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