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Beverly MA Independent School. Pre-K to 8 grade Waldorf at Moraine Farm Open Classroom Tour
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10:00 to noon, families of students entering Pre-K through Grade 8, are invited to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm to learn more about Waldorf education. Take a tour of nursery through eighth grade at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm and see how our time-tested approach to education promotes a learning environment that allows for self-discovery, creative problem solving and high achievement. Academic lessons are integrated through the arts, music and movement creating multidimensional learning that fosters self-motivated and well-rounded students. Tour begins at 10 am and concludes with a Q&A session at noon. Register today
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Be prepared to climb a steep ladder to get a view from this iconic Light House. Photo: Plum Island Light House ©2015 Bill O'Connor
Enjoy a panoramic view of Salisbury, Newburyport, and the Isles of Shoals and much of Cape Ann  while learning about the history of the Plum Island Lighthouse. This FREE tour is offered as part of Yankee Homecoming and Trails & Sails 2017
Location: Plum Island Lighthouse
The Essex Massachsuetts Festival in the Shipyard is fun for the whole family
Essex Shipbuilding Museum invites families to the the Essex Festival in the Shipyard. Spend the afternoon listening to great music, enjoying local art, and eating brick oven pizza and grilled hot dogs. Kids can participate in fun activities and crafts. There will be an Essex built boat lauch at 2:30pm. The event will showcase artists and makers and celebrate local creativity. This FREE event is open to all!
Location: Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Discover what creatures live in New England Ponds at Harold Parker State Forest!
Meet at Frye Pond Beach - Fish, frogs, snakes, and salamanders, let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds!  Nets and buckets are provided.  This activity can be wet and muddy.Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for all ages.
Location: Harold Parker State Forest
Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is a chance for preschoolers to explore the park, enjoy a story and make a craft!
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week! Meet at park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Come celebrate Halloween at Newbury Town Library! Photo: ©2016 Bill O’Connor
Come celebrate Halloween at the Newbury Town Library. We will be doing crafts all day and handing out candy to all our little trick or treaters! Stop by and show off your costume, do a Halloween craft and get some delicious treats!
Location: Newbury Town Library
Kids can learn Minecraft skill from others at the Newbury Town Library!
“Can you teleport me?” “How do I fly?” “I need a sword!” “What are you building?” These exclamations are the sounds of a room full of kids playing Minecraftedu. Welcome to Minecraft Club! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5pm, children ages 8-11 get together on our library’s laptops to play one of the world’s hottest and most creative video games. Both new and experienced players are invited to attend.
Location: Newbury Town Library
Newbury Town Library will be showing Captian Underpants the first Epic Movie on a half day of school
Come to NTL after school lets out early and enjoy a free showing of the movie Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [PG], where two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Popcorn and water provided. Walk-in Movie. No Registration Required.
Location: Newbury Town Library
Sprouting Melodies Music Program at Newbury Town Library
Sprouting Melodies Music Program at Newbury Town Library offers a distinctly different, development-based approach to infant and toddler music classes. Age-specific classes for infants, toddlers, siblings and preschoolers include songs, instrument play and movement that encourage musical, social, physical, and emotional growth.
Location: Newbury Town Library
Dads & Donuts Storytime at Newbury Town Library
Dads & Donuts is a story time designed especially for dads and children ages 3-5, but siblings are always welcome. This weekend storytime is a great opportunity for dads and their little ones to hear some fun stories. Donuts and drinks provided.
Location: Newbury Town Library