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Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio!  We're gearing up for our 23rd season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann! Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts! Seven weeklong workshops reveal the diverse traditions of art around the world. This Cape Ann summer studio is the perfect setting for your child to express and explore their creativity! Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 23rd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists.
Location: Annisquam Arts
Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Celebrates 30 Years of Building Character. Honorary Chairman Congressman Seth Moulton and Board of Trustees cordially invite you to join in the fun for the 30th Anniversary Spring Soiree. Atendees will enjoy a night of celebration with dinner by Bonne Bouche Catering, Dessert from Pure Pastry Desserts and dancing with a ten piece Swing Band.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Jr. Chefs wil bake for mom at Williams-Sonoma Lyynfield!
Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Hey Kids! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a fun class all about baking! We’ll teach you to bake like a pro and create a dessert that is perfect for mom!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Come to Mill Pond in West Newbury for dipnetting with Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Center during April Vacation Week!
Come to Mill Pond in West Newbury for dipnetting with Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Center during April Vacation Week! It’s vacation week, so let's head for the hills and the marsh and the pond! Miss Lisa and Miss Kirsten are ready for an out-of-school adventure, and they have all the field equipment we'll need to go on a mini-trek to explore some of our favorite habitats. At Mill Pond, we'll bring the buckets, scoops, nets, microscopes, and guides to see what freshwater life is springing forth. At Rough Meadows, we’ll set fish traps and search for tiny snails and scud, then go on a salt marsh scavenger hunt. All materials are provided, so come on out and meet us for some treks and trails!
Location: Mill Pond & Pipestave Hill
April Public School Vacation Program FUN@GUS + Patriot's Day Outdoor Spectacular
Kids are invited to spend April Vacation at Glen Urquhart School. Children of all ages will enjoy the fun-filled days of games and outdoor exploration, including nature activities, field games, and campfire cooking. Each day kids will enjoy the spacious GUS Greenhouse for indoor activities. Participants should bring a bag lunch; GUS will provide snacks and an exciting and entertaining program. Open to the public. Organized groups and families are welcome. Sign up for just one or multiple days. Reserve your spot today.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
MFA Museum in Fine Arts Boston
The MFA welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual Art in Bloom festival of flowers. For more than 40 years, Art in Bloom blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers. Inspired by artworks from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary, this year’s 51 arrangements are located throughout the Museum’s galleries.
Location: Museum of Fine Arts
Trees do amazing things, including blossoming in the Spring
Why are some trees green all year round? Did you know that trees have birthday candles and record their own autobiography? On this walk, we will discover the secret lives of trees and learn to identify some common species.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Four days of exploring and natural adventure await your child at IRWS!
Spring is an exciting time for outdoor discovery. This April Vacation week Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary has put together four days of hands-on, awesome activities to explore the natural world in spring. Kids will sharpen their  observation skills as they locate and learn about bugs, search for salamanders, watch birds gather nesting materials, and much more. Participants will be divided into smaller groups by age. NOTE: some programs are sold out, but you can still join a waitlist.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Kids will get a close-up look at creatures and bugs that live in IRWS wetlands.
Wetlands are wonderful places full of fascinating animals and plants. Together we will discover the wetland habitats of the sanctuary. We'll hike to Hassocky Meadow and search for ducks, turtles, snakes, and more. We will continue our explorations at a real vernal pool and look for breeding salamanders, wood frogs, and their egg masses.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Hike Mount Agamenticus in Maine with Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center during April Vacation!
Joppa Flats Education Center Camp Director Kirsten Lindquist leads an excurison to York Maine! We'll explore both a mountaintop and the ocean in one day -- it's the best of both worlds! We'll start off with a hike around and up Mount Agamenticus, which overlooks the ocean out to the Isles of Shoals on the horizon. On the mountain, our crew will keep an eye out for vernal pools and evidence of glacial history, while we all get to know flora unique to alpine ecosystems. After lunch on the summit, we'll descend to the coast at nearby Long Sands Beach and investigate the tide pools for marine life.
Location: Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary