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Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert features ANNILIES by James Whitbourn
Join Newburyport Choral Society under the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences an exciting program featuring James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank. The Newburyport Choral Society’s Spring Concert will feature British composer James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. Commissioned and premiered in 2005 by the Jewish Music Institute, librettist Melanie Challenger has crafted Anne Frank’s story into a dramatic and emotional journey for the singers and the audience, alike.
Location: Belleville Congregational Church
Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library
Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Newburyport Choral Society Spring Concert features ANNILIES by James Whitbourn
Join Newburyport Choral Society under the direction of Dr. George Case, the NCS Spring Concert in May will offer audiences an exciting program featuring James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank. The Newburyport Choral Society’s Spring Concert will feature British composer James Whitbourn’s powerful oratorio Annelies, the only musical setting based on the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust. Commissioned and premiered in 2005 by the Jewish Music Institute, librettist Melanie Challenger has crafted Anne Frank’s story into a dramatic and emotional journey for the singers and the audience, alike.
Location: Belleville Congregational Church
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
NYS hosts a Star Wars themed party for Families on May the Fourth!
Come celebrate your Star Wars Fandom with Newburyport Youth Services! Families are invited to a night of Star Wars Themed Fun including pizza, games, trivia, crats, Jedi lessons and lightsaber Battles. Register online at http://ww.newburyportyouthservices.com or at the Rec Center NYS Office. May the 4th Be With You Family Star Wars Party Pizza, Games, Trivia, Crafts Jedi Lessons and Lightsaber Battles
Location: Newburyport Youth Services
Mother's Day Brunch for NorthShore Families
Are you looking for a new Mother's Day experience this year? Come celebrate the wonderful women in your life and join us in the Tent and Garden Courtyard for a morning of music and making memories among the beautiful tulips at the historic Willowdale Estate.
Location: Willowdale Estate
The Power of the Purse fundaraiser at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield promises to be the best ladies night out of the Spring in Essex County!
Come to Willowdale Estate for the 'Power of the Purse' - a delightful ladies’ evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, purses and friends! Designer Purses and Specialty Bags will be raffled the night of the event. The Power of the Purse party celebrates the power of women-led philanthropy by raffling beautiful bags, generously donated by individuals and businesses, to raise funds to support nonprofit programs helping to change the lives of women and girls at risk in our communities.Proceeds will go to benefit the The Women’s Fund of Essex County! Casual attire please! Buy a ticket and join us for a night of fashion and fun, all for a good cause.
Location: Willowdale Estate
Friends of Newburyport Trees (FoNT) celebrate trees in this special program for preschoolers!
Friends of Newburyport Trees invites you to a celebration of our city's trees. We will have a preschool activity, snack-time, and a gift to take home. Siblings are welcome. Please bring a snack and a blanket to sit on.
Location: Atkinson Common
Little Explorers Enrichment Program at Brookwood School
Little Herons is an adventure for 3 to 5 year-olds at Brookwood School in Manchester. You and your child are invited to explore the Brookwood School campus in a fun, hands-on, adventure.
Location: Brookwood School
Come to the Cape Ann Sustainability Fair in Gloucester to learn how to "Get Your Green On"
TownGreen 2025, a program of the Gloucester Meeting House Foundation, presents its second Cape Ann Sustainability Fair.  This year's theme is "Get Your Green On" for the families and residents of Cape Ann.  Learn how to lower your own carbon foot print as you listen to great music, eat tasty local food, and learn from some of the greatest minds on climate change at our speaker's series.
Location: O'Maley Innovation Middle School

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