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Things to do for families north of Boston
Snow leopards, Mexican gray wolves, North American river otters and black bears are just a few of the incredible animals that call the Zoo home. In celebration of Earth Day, learn about the zoo’s conservation initiatives and meet an animal up close at the Education Station located across from the flamingo exhibit. Don’t miss the zookeeper encounter at the black bear exhibit at 2 p.m.!
Location: Stone Zoo
Fundraising gala benefitting Zoo New England
Zootopia, presented by Citizens Bank, is set to “bring the Zoo” to the Cambridge waterfront this May! This annual fundraising gala benefitting Zoo New England will be held at the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel. Purchase Tickets
Zoo New England Vacation Week
 Do you know that snow leopards, black bears, North American river otters, and Mexican gray wolves are just a few of the amazing animals that call Stone Zoo home? During April school vacation week, you’re invited to visit the zoo to learn more about these incredible animals. Throughout the week, there will be special zookeeper encounters at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. where guests can learn more about some of these zoo residents and ask questions directly to the staff that cares for them!
Location: Stone Zoo
Things to do for families north of Boston
Easter fun is just a hop, skip and a jump away at Stone Zoo! Guests are invited to celebrate with a visit to the Zoo, where crafts, music, games and other fun surprises await. And of course, no Easter celebration would be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be ready to meet-and-greet and pose for photographs.   Guests may take photos with their own camera for a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit Stone Zoo.
Location: Stone Zoo
Newburyport's Winter Farmers Market happens under the Tent at the Tannery Market Place rain or shine!
The Newburyport Farmers Market brings the market indoors for the Winter months and encourages people to come see what Newburyport has to offer! Fresh soups will warm you as you find great to local meat, fish & produce, listen to live music, and meet a community of people dedicated to bringing you fresh food year round!
Location: Tannery Marketplace
The Beverly Kiwanis Annual Green Eggs and Ham Dinner will be held at the Italian Community Center in Beverly!
You Would Not, Could Not ! miss a celebration such as this! That's right, the Kiwanis Club of Beverly is hosting it's annual community GREEN EGGS AND HAM breakfast at the ICC In Beverly!  Come and enjoy green eggs and ham (and regular eggs for the Sams out there!) and pancakes! Get your face painted and have photos with the Cat in the Hat. Kids go home with balloons and books - it's a much-loved event - you don't want to miss it!
Location: Italian Community Center Beverly
Pettengill Farm in Salisbury is hosting a gnome and fairy discovery walk
Pettengill Farm and the Salisbury Elementary School PTA are hosting an afternoon of whimsical fairy woodland fun! Join them for the second annual Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk at Pettengill Farm. The gems of the event are the Fairy and Gnome Homes peppered throughout a 1 mile wooded path that leads to the marsh and back. Homes are created by talented professionals, families, school children, and local businesses.
Location: Pettengill Farm
Bring the kids and learn how to build a bluebird house at Mass Audubon's IRWS
Celebrate spring by building a bluebird house with your child. We’ll supply all the materials and instruction to build a nest box for bluebirds and tree swallows. These wonderful nest boxes also attract chickadees, tufted titmice, house wrens, and woodpeckers. A short slide presentation will introduce families to the natural history and behavior of birds in Massachusetts, and we’ll discuss where and how to place your nest box. Dress for the weather because we will take a short walk to look and listen for bluebirds.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Understanding Your Student Financial Aid Award Letter
As colleges and universities begin sending financial aid award letters to prospective students throughout Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey has launched a campaign to help educate families about their higher education options and understand how to pay for them.  Last year, the AG’s Office and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce created a Student Debt Working Group to develop concrete proposals to help Massachusetts students pursue quality, affordable higher education. This new initiative is the result of a partnership between the AG’s Office and uAspire – a Working Group member and nonprofit organization that provides students with counseling and tools to find an affordable path to and through college. 
The North Shore Honors Youth Chorus will perform at the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport!
“One Earth – Many Songs” – a concert featuring selections by Bach, Vivaldi, Schubert, Rutter, Copland and other selections. The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore is an outstanding group of talented young musicians.  They come together to learn discipline and joy of shared music.  The program is fully funded, allowing students ages ten through high school the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterworks and present extraordinary concerts.  The singers are selected by audition.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

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