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Events and things to do in Salem MA
Discover how movement and music can create and tell stories at Peabody Essex Museum. Interact and engage with performers from New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company. Get to know the string instrument family in a workshop and informal concert. Followed by a string instrument "petting zoo" for budding virtuosos. Create your own star projector to transform any wall into the night sky. Get active and explore sequences of movements to create and tell a story inspired by the moon.
Location: Peabody Essex Museum
Visit Appleton Farms' sugaring operation and experience a New England tradition
Spring is coming and the sap is running! Appleton Farms invites families experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the morning with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and taste the freshly made syrup.  We will end back inside with a farm snack, including Appleton Farms cheese, apple slices, and homemade maple ice cream while we read a story about maple sugaring!
Location: Appleton Farms
Annual Danvers Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will raise funds for local kids
This is the 47th year for this annual event hosted by the Danvers Kiwanis Club! Bring your family to the Danvers High School Cafeteria for a morning of fun and good breakfast! The Danvers Kiwanis Club, your community service club, is celebrating their 56th year of service – and thanks to fundraisers like this, has been able to donate over $570,000 to the Danvers Community. So come eat some flapjacks and help them raise money for the kids of the Danvers community. The price is $5 for adults and $4 for children.
Location: Danvers High School
Anna Jaques Hospital, Women's Health Care - Middleton MA
Women’s Health Care announced today it will be relocating one of its satellite offices from Georgetown to Middleton, Mass. The Georgetown office (located at 66 East Main Street) closed December 31, 2016, and the new location adjacent to Middleton Family Medicine in Middleton, MA, will open to patients on February 1, 2017. Dr. Mary Chang and Dr. Andrea Rollins will provide OB/GYN services at the new Middleton location every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Middleton office also has on-site ultrasound capabilities. It is conveniently located at 147 South Main St., Suite B, Middleton, MA off of Route 114.
Location: Women’s Health Care - Middleton
Caregivers, parents and grandparents can learn infant CPR at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport!
For parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking skills but does not need a course completion card. This class includes everything needed to learn basic infant CPR and relief of choking.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Events and things to do in Marblehead MA
In her one-hour presentation, award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and Executive Director of MEDIAGIRLS, Michelle Cove, will share with parents how and why mainstream media pushes this story of perfect, and what we as parents and educators can do to help our kids strike back. 
Location: Cohen Hillel Academy
Events and things to do in Marblehead MA
Toddlers and parents/caregivers are invited to have fun at the Cohen Hillel Academy's PJ Library. Lappin Foundation and Cohen Hillel Academy invite toddlers ages 18 months to 2.9 years old with their parents or caretakers to Movin' & Groovin' with Phyllis Eidelman. Toddlers will enjoy stories, songs, creative movement, snacks and playtime. Preschoolers are invited to join the fun this spring at Cohen Hillel Academy. All preschool programs are free and open to all preschoolers and their caregivers.
Location: Cohen Hillel Academy
Art classes for kids, North of Boston, Visit Massachusetts, Cape Ann, North Shor
Children ages 5-17 can sign up for an exuberant art session with Nancy Forristall at her Pine Island studio in Newbury, beginning April 1st, 2017 for 10 weeks. With a limit of 6 students per session, the outstanding student/teacher ratio promotes the individual development of each student, provides a nurturing and engaging experience that builds the foundation for a life-long love of creating art. Nancy encourages her student’s natural sense of curiosity, exploration, play and joy. There will be no classes during April vacation or Memorial Day.
Location: Art Classes with Nancy Forristall
Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week from early now through the end of February! Extended hours during school vacation. The MarketStreet Rink, presented by Lahey Health, enters its fourth consecutive year as one of the most sought after skating destinations in New England. With views of Reedy Meadow and neighbors such as J.Crew, Vineyard Vines, J.P. Licks, lululemon athletica and FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine, The MarketStreet Rink is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy the time-honored tradition of outdoor winter skating.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts
Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination. Our summer camp staff - many of them Brookwood teachers, coaches, and alumni - are 100% committed to fostering a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your child.
Location: Brookwood School