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Beginning winter birding is held on the 3rd Sunday of each Winter month
Join us at Halibut Point State Park, a nationally renowned destination for viewing winter birds, to learn the basics of birding, natural history, and behavioral traits of our area's winter birds such as ducks, gulls, cormorants, loons, grebes, gannets, and alcids.
Location: Halibut Point State Park
Come to Breakheart Reservation SaugusMA  to learn about maple sugaring.
Breakheart Reservation is hosting maple sugaring tours of the reservation. Come see how maple sap is collected - one drip at a time - and processed into a naturally sweet sugar and syrup.  These tree to table tours are fun and informative and kids will love learning about this unique tradition that was taught to European settlers by native Americans upon their arrival in the New World!  Admission helps fund the reservations' maple sugaring program!  
Location: Breakheart Reservation
The Excelsis Percussion Quartet will perform at Salem State University.
From the four corners of the planet, the love of percussion and performance has brought together Marcelina Suchocka (Poland), Aya Kaminaguchi (Japan), Clara Warnaar (Canada-United States), and Mariana Ramirez (Mexico) as the Excelsis Percussion Quartet. These amazing women, hailing from four different countries and speaking four different languages, blend their talents to speak the universal language of rhythm with innovative perception. EXCELSIS invites the world into a celebration of percussion with its pageantry of marimbas, drums, cymbals, xylophones, and vibraphones.
Location: Recital Hall at Salem State
Pajama story Time at the Addison Gallery of American Art Andover MA. Addison Gallery of American Art
Wear your favorite pajamas and come join the Addision Gallery of Art for a great story featuring bunnies, followed by family-friendly conversations about the 'Throwing Up Bunnies' exhibit at the museum. Children are required to be attended with a adult. Free and open to the public.
Location: Addison Gallery of American Art
 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.
The Open Door invites you to bowl painting session! Bring the kids to come paint bowls for the annual The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2016 in May where painted bowls will be auctioned off to the highest bidder! This free session is an opportunity to express yourself artistically while helping The Open Door raise funds to aid North Shore families and individuals in need.
Location: The Open Door
Women Honoring Women Luncheon to present the Wellspring Award. Hosted by Wellspring House Gloucester Massachusetts
Each year, the Wellspring Award is given at the Women Honoring Women Luncheon to honor women whose lives and work realize Wellspring's vision of a just society by helping to meet basic human needs and participating in social change. Join us for the 19th Annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon with keynote speaker Massachusetts State Attorney General Maura Healey.   Click here for tickets.
Location: Double Tree By Hilton North Shore
Beanstalk Adventure Indoor Ropes Course at Jordans Furniture
Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture in Reading MA. Participants are safely harnessed before climbing the 3-story tall ropes course attraction and embarking through elements like cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. The adventure continues on the Sky Rail zip line that stretches 69-feet over Beanstown.
Location: Beanstalk Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture
Events and things to do in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School invites children ages 4-7 to attend a fun 90-minute outdoor program on the Glen Urquhart campus in Beverly. Activities will include creative field games, a guided hike on the woodland trail, and songs and stories in the GUS greenhouse classroom. Organized groups and families are welcome. Reserve your spot today.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Kids Summer Programs in Middleton, Danvers MA
On, March 11, please join us for a Summer Sneak Peek Open House. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Goddard School summer camp, experience the play-based curriculum in action and tour the beauriful School. Visitors from Playful Tunes will also be there to explore music with the children. Mention this newsletter at the event and recieve FREE REGISTRATION when you enroll.
Location: Goddard School
The February Flapjack Fling isn't about pancakes, it's about the syrup!
The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary wraps up the maple sugaring season this year with our the annual Flapjack Fling. Bring your family and friends for this special breakfast at the sanctuary and enjoy the fruit (OK, sap!) of our labor and our maple trees on some delicious pancakes.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary