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Spend Afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab
Sign up today and spend afternoons at Acera STEAM Learning Lab. Every day of the week, Monday through Friday, we run a variety of STEAM afternoon programs. Classes  are open to all ages unless otherwise noted, and meet once a week, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., for 11-12 weeks (unless there is a holiday.) We divide the school year into trimesters, so students enroll in a particular enrichment program for one trimester at a time. Fall:  September 5 – November 21, 2017 Winter:  November 28, 2017 – March 9, 2018 Spring:  March 12, 2018 – June 8, 2018 Students will enjoy exploring many programs including Science Exploration, Woodshop & Engineering, Hands-On Robotics, Debate Club, Games & Outdoor Adventures and many more to chose from. Acera offers a program for every interest.
Location: Acera School
Taste of MarketStreet Lynnfield fundraiser for Haven from Hunger
Join us for a Taste of MarketStreet on Sunday, June 25th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Enjoy small bites and entertainment on The Green. Participating restaurants include: 100% of your $10 Admission will be donated to The Haven From Hunger through the Lynnfield Rotary. Eventbrite ticket holders enter through "Eventbrite Only Line" at each gate. Pre-Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite by clicking here! General Admission also available at the gate.
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Albino Milk Snake being held by a child at Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.
Come to a Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team presentation of  'Snakes of New England' at Halibut Point State Park! At this DCR hosted event, kids will learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.
Location: Halibut Point State Park
Summer Adventure awaits aboard the Schooner Ardelle out of Gloucester on this Ma
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time!  Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer the ever-popular Coastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle on daily voyages to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of adventure and excitement.
Location: Maritime Gloucester, Schooner Ardelle
Families are invited to an afternoon of Chocolate, Balloons and Interactive Carnival Stations! There will be face painting, games -- plus chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate, and ice cream sundaes and the very special appearance of "Balloons by Brian" creative balloon artist.
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore
Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival
Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival.  bring your favorite stuffed animals to a Teddy Bear Clinic at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. The bears and other stuffed animals will explore health care experiences, providing children an opportunity to play doctor and learn about healthy habits from clinicians at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. Does your child’s teddy bear or favorite snuggly toy need a check-up? No teddy bear? Don’t worry! The first 100 “doctors” will get a brand new teddy bear for participating.
Location: Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers
Brian Doser brings music to the childrens' library at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers Massachusetts
Kids are invited to the children's garden at the Peabody Institute Library - Danvers children's garden for a fun show featuring the Music Man - Brian Doser! Brian performs nothing but straight ahead music to get your child up and dancing. These classic songs were inspired by time honored tunes sung to him by his grandmother years ago. Be careful, parents may find themselves singing along and joining in the fun!
Location: Peabody Institute Library - Danvers
Danvers Family Festival. Danvers MA - Family fun at Endicott Park
Endicott Park Day is a true family outing, with activities and events for people of all ages starting at 11:00. From the Doll Carriage Parade to face painting & temporary tattoos, and other kid’s activities, demonstrations, and rides. There is sure to be something for everyone. Local businesses and crafts-people will have booths. And bring an appetite, as a wide variety of food is available from fried dough to Boy Scout Troop 155’s grill.  *(for a nominal fee).  The Parent / Child Cookie Baking contest will be in Carriage House Conference Room, and the Entertainment will be in the Carriage House. All day rides for only $5.00  
Location: Endicott Park
The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!
The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday at Derby Square on Front Street ! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!
Location: Downtown Salem
The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 
Location: Stage Fort Park