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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
Chase Argy the Gorilla down Argilla Road in Ipswich Ma in this fun 5k for all ages!
This fun-filled family event kicks off the 2017 YMCA North Shore Road Race Series, now in its 11th year! Argy the gorilla has completed this wandering 5K course through the wooded neighborhoods of Ipswich, on everything from running shoes to a Segway to the back seat of a convertible!  Bring the kids along for workout games with Argy (the Gorilla)! Post-race awards, music, photos, refreshments and more! This race is open to all ages.
Location: Ipswich YMCA
Sandy Bay Junior Sailing Program in Rockport Massachusetts
Have you ever wanted to learn how to sail? Sandy Bay Sailing Program offers sailing lessons to sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers, ages 8 and up. Located on beautiful location on T Wharf in historic Rockport, Mass. SBYC offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best. The Mission of the Sandy Bay Sailing Program is to give our students a broad exposure to the sport of sailing. The primary goal is to develop, safe, independent sailors, by offering them an active and exciting experience that builds camaraderie, sportsmanship, and self-reliance.
Location: Sandy Bay Yacht Club
Events and things to do at MarketStreet Lynnfield
The Enchanted Easter Tea Party on the Green at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Dress in your Easter best and let us enchant you at our Easter Tea Party on The Green! As your party attendee enters the affair, they will be greeted with a special Easter Package containing everything they will need to delight in the fun! Guests will sip "tea" and enjoy a light breakfast while being mystified by our entertainers. That's not all! Hop on over to the craft table, cookie decorating stations, and photobooth for more fun!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Essex County Community Foundation's Community Leadership Breakfast
Join community leaders, legislators, donors and nonprofits as we celebrate local philanthropy and our collective impact in addressing social change in Essex County. Be part of the region’s premier event that recognizes philanthropists and nonprofit organizations having wide-reaching impact. You will learn about ECCF’s work that is “Inspiring Philanthropy for Generations.”
Location: Double Tree By Hilton North Shore
Be prepared for any outdoor adventure and get certified to work in outdoor organizations and camps. Join this two-day Wilderness Medical Associates ( course, April 22 -23, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. This certification is ideal for seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. Learn about general medical concepts and life support skills when definitive care is over 2 hours away.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Summer Camp at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School summer camp returns with all new programs for children 3–13 years of age. The SUMMER@GUS Day Camp will run, in two-week sessions, from June 26th to August 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A half-day option will be available for campers ages 3.5–5 years old, and bus transportation will be provided from Newburyport, Gloucester, and surrounding communities. Before and after camp extended care will also be available.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Boston's Premier Baby Expo! Thank You Eli and Sheri Gurock of Magic Beans!
The Drool Baby Expo is an exciting event created by Magic Beans, Boston’s premier source for baby gear and toys.  It’s an exclusive expo that lets you connect with all the best brands in the baby industry for a one-night crash course on all things baby-related. I'm delighted to have an event like the Drool Baby Expo in Boston to explore what's available for baby gear, in a very short amount of time. Reserve your tickets today. Space is limited. VIP Tickets are sold out.
Kite Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event for North Shore families
Come fly a kite at Cogswell's Grant! Bring your own kite or build one of your own, and watch professional kite flyers from Kites Over New England. Archie Stewart of Kite Education teaches a workshop with all materials included, where kids and adults can make their own kites and learn how to fly them.
Location: Cogswell's Grant
Hamilton Wenham Library STEAM Program for Children
STEAM into Science Tuesday afternoon March 28, 2017.  Explore science, technology, engineering, art & math-based concepts through stories and hands on activities. Listen to stories, learn through hands-on discovery, and make a fun craft to take home. Pre-registration is requested.
Location: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library