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Change is Simple fundraiser
Change is Simple, Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to inspiring lifelong social and environmental responsibility in children, will hold its 5th annual annual Fashion of Change fundraiser on Saturday, September 30th at Cell Signaling Technology in Danvers, MA. This year’s event theme, ‘It All Adds Up’ highlights how small changes to our daily habits can have large impacts on our overall environmental impact. This summer, local students who have been a part of Change is Simple Programming in schools, are working in collaboration with Artcie Studios in Hamilton to design a piece that brings to life these simple solutions - and their impact.  The design will be unveiled by the students on the night of the event.
Taste Buds Kitchen in Beverly MA. Summer cooking classes and birthday parties for kids and adults.
At Taste Buds Kitchen, in Beverly and North Andover MA, our mission is to be the top culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging and delighting our budding chefs in the kitchen. We strive to create a lifestyle around connecting, learning and growing in the culinary playground of the kitchen.
Location: Taste Buds Kitchen
The Donkey Derby at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton is a fun way to raise funds for the equine rescue network!
The Donkey Derby at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton is a fun way to raise funds for the equine rescue network. The mission of the event is to ENJOY the day and raise awareness of donkeys: They make great pets! They are affectionate, agile & athletic - AND are highly sought after by the Chinese :( If we raise money to save more donkeys - even better!
Location: Myopia Hunt Club
Hamilton's Public Safety Day includes a bike rodeo, ice cream, firefighter demos and touch a truck!
The Hamilton Department of Public Safety will provide tours of the public safety buildings along with displays of all police, fire and ambulance vehicles. There will be live demonstrations and attractions for all ages, including the Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit and a vehicle extrication demonstration by the Hamilton Fire Department. Food and drinks will be provided by Beauport Ambulance, and ice cream will be provided by Cherry Farms Creamery of Danvers.
Location: Hamilton Department of Public Safety
Families are invited to the Beverly Harbor Fest for an afternoon of family fun.
Families are invited to the Beverly Harbor Fest for an afternoon of family fun and community building! Come can enjoy a Beverly's Glover Wharf Marina - a community resource that's open to all!  Live Music, great food, raffles, kids activities and a perfect waterfront setting and fun family activities will make this event a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon on the waterfront!
Location: Glover Wharf
Explore Choate Island with your family and experience the beauty of Essex Bay!
Explore an amazing island home to deer, foxes, osprey, and other magnificent creatures. Once home to generations of the Choate family and later a retreat for Cornelius and Mine Crane Choate Island, Choate Island remains a magical place boasting miles of walking trails, historic buildings, and breathtaking views of Essex Bay. The day's festivities include optional walks, talks, a children's treasure hunt, and refreshments.  Park at Crane Beach, catch the shuttle at the boat dock, and your adventure begins.
Location: Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Kids will meet Cam Jansen Illustrator SUSANNA NATTI at Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester
Families are invited to the Activity Center at the Cape Ann Museum  to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions. For September 2017, Meet children’s book illustrator Susanna Natti, known for the Cam Jansen mysteries series, Lionel Series, Louise Series, Beany Series and others. Listen to stories, learn about her artistic process and create your own children’s book illustrations.
Location: Cape Ann Museum
Muddy Leprechaun Race is a fundraiser for the Ipswich Family YMCA
The "Muddy Leprechaun" Mud Run is a run held in memory of Teddy O'Leary, husband, father, and friend to many in our community and beyond. The run, which started in 2013, is held at Marini's Farm, Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA.
Location: Marini Farm
High Quality Childcare for North Shore Families
YMCA of the North Shore offers child care programs for children ages 6 weeks through middle school. The Y's provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, thrive, and have fun.
Music Classes for North Shore children and families
Music Together® of the North Shore is a research based music & movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grown-ups who love them. Music Together® classes make it easy for parents/primary caregivers to play a crucial role in activating thier child's music development. Classes are 45-minute long and include rhythmic games, dance, instrument play and are age & developmentally appropriate for the children while easy and fun for the caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Schedule your class today!