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Summer Programs at Joppa Flats are designed to engage kids aged 6-12  in nature and to explore the world around them.
Explore nature and get outdoors at Joppa Flats Education Center Summer Camp. Joppa Flats Summer Camp is the perfect program for children with an interest in and curiosity about nature. Campers ages 6 to 13 have fun and make friends as they discover local habitats and wildlife. The days are filled with hands-on, place-based activities, such as wildlife tracking, orienteering, and nature art; games and cooperative challenges; and nature engineering projects. Multiple field trips each week provide full ecosystem immersion for an enhanced camp experience, while small group sizes ensure that campers stay safe and engaged. 
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Walk through the Crane Wildlife Refuge with the Trustes under the full moon.
Join The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate March's Worm Moon, aka the Sap Moon!  Traditionally a month of cold temperatures and heavy snow fall, February was known by Algonquin tribes as the month of the Snow Moon. At the time of this almost-spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.  At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a  beachfire.
Location: Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Kids Con New England 2017
Kids Con New England is the first and only comic book convention just for kids in New England! Promoting art education & literacy through comics, with fun activities for the whole family, artists, facepainters, balloonists, jedi training, play with pirates, superheroes meet & greet, fun games, mask making, costume contests, coloring, learn cartooning, kids sketch-off, and more! This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M
Time to clean out and drop off your gently-used donations to Essex County children in need. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Community Giving Tree van is accepting donations at Winthrop Elementary School. Community Giving Tree, a non-profit organization serving all of Essex County, collects gently used baby equipment such as car seats, strollers, high chairs and more and gives them to local children in need. Every baby needs a safe crib. Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern Massachusetts raise healthy children by providing recycled clothing, baby equipment, and other basic necessities.
Location: Winthrop Elementary School
Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M
Time to clean out and drop off your gently-used donations to Essex County children in need. On Saturday,  from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Community Giving Tree van is accepting donations at the Cushing Park and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Giving Tree center in Boxford - just down the street from Benson Ice Cream. Community Giving Tree, a non-profit organization serving all of Essex County, collects gently used baby equipment such as car seats, strollers, high chairs and more and gives them to local children in need. Every baby needs a safe crib. Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern Massachusetts raise healthy children by providing recycled clothing, baby equipment and other basic necessities.
Location: Cushing Park, Community Giving Tree, Benson Ice Cream
The fourth annual Grow Spring! Expo, a celebration of local agriculture, horticulture, and environmental preservation, returns to Topsfield
The fourth annual Grow Spring! Expo, a celebration of local agriculture, horticulture, and environmental preservation, returns to Topsfield on March 18, 10 AM - 3 PM.  Held at the Emerson Center, the Gould Barn, and The Commons, this year’s event is sponsored by the Topsfield Garden Club, the Topsfield Historical Society, The Commons, The Congregational Church of Topsfield and the Essex Agricultural Society.
STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Education
Montserrat College of Art Offers Youth S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps in Beverly for Grades 3-8 in July and August. This summer, Montserrat College of Art is offering Youth S.T.E.A.M. week-long camps that will run July 10 through Aug. 4 at Montserrat’s downtown building, 248 Cabot St., Beverly, MA. These flexible, partial, or full-day opportunities for youth in grades 3-8 offer hands-on learning in a safe, supervised environment, led by professional faculty from educational institutions on the North Shore and beyond. Students are welcome to attend for more than one session. www.montserrat.edu/summer/
Location: Montserrat College of Art
Waldorf School Summer Programs for NorthShore Children and Families
Outdoor explorers and budding artists alike will enjoy exciting adventures throughout our Moraine Farm campus. Hands-on activities help to inspire a personal connection to the earth and foster a sense of stewardship. We will enjoy a balance of activities including outdoor exploration, art, songs, stories, water play and of course, we will get our hands dirty exploring the farm.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Things to do in Beverly MA
Waldorf at Moraine Farm School is offering an entry level course that will introduce the basic principles of beekeeping and biodynamic agricultural practices. At the end of the class, participants will know everything you need to know to establish a new honeybee colony. Participants will get a basic orientation in caring for the land in a way that supports the local pollinator population.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Newburyport Mothers Club Spring consignment, Children's consignment sales event
The Greater Newburyport Families Club is excited to announce its 2017 Baby and Kids Spring/Summer sales event. Don't miss this popular spring consignment sales event 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.

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