North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Rhododendron's are plentiful at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport!

Maudslay State Park has one of the best shows of flower bloom in the Commonwealth. Come and join the beginning of this cycle with a look at the two varieties of trilliums that bloom at Maudslay with the park interpreter. This month, we enjoy the bloom of Lily-of-the-Valley, Ghent/Exbury Azalea, Columbine, and Ox-eye Daisy. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate warm clothes. Meet at the park headquarters at 74 Curzon Mill Rd


Discover what creatures live in New England Ponds at Harold Parker State Forest!

Meet at Campground Nature Center - Let’s discover what lives in our tranquil New England ponds by exploring Frye Pond! Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for kids aged 6 and older.


Girls Rock is a charity Climb-A-Thon for the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center hosted

Girls Rock is a charity Climb-A-Thon for the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center hosted by Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area. A Climb-a-thon, like a walk-a-thon is a fun way to raise money for a good cause. This climb-a-thon is raising funds for Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area, a program of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center. It’s also a fun competition for girls of all ages and skill levels. Register Online


Join Danvers Library to learn about the fascinating lives of honey- bees (and th

Join us to learn about the fascinating lives of honey- bees (and their keepers!!) Beekeeper Kerrie Capraro brings knowledge, stories, photographs, videos, bee equipment to touch and try and best of all, honey to taste!!


Calling all dads! Bring your kids to  Peabody Institute Library Danvers for a Sa

Children and their dads (granddads or male role models) are invited to join us for a fun filled hour for donuts and light refreshments. Plus story time, crafts and music and movement.


LEGO club at Danvers Library

Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites kids to an afternoon of building and fun! Activities will include free build, themes and instructional design. All structures will remain on display in the Children’s Room till the following weeks's session


Run for the Fund 5k fundraiser charity race in Marblehead!

The Run for the Fund supports the Marblehead Dollars for Scholars®, a charitable foundation that provides financial aid solely based on financial need. T shirts available to the first 150 registered runners - size is not guaranteed.

Location: Devereux Beach


Shore Country Day School Summer Programs. Beverly MA Boston Children’s Theatre (

Summer Shore camps are all about enjoying sun and fun through a vivid learning experience. Enroll your child today in enrichment, S.T.E.A.M., sports or theater camp and get ready to hear about how this is the best summer ever!
Check out for dates and details on the camps listed below. E-mail Alyssa Freda, Director of Summer Programs, at with any questions.


Lowell Summer Concert Series for North Shore Children and Families

As part of the Lowell Summer Music Series, a special series of kids performances takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Activities include make-and-take art at 10 a.m., a performance at 11 a.m., and National Trolley Park rides at noon.


Poison Ivy has three leaves on each branch node. "Leaves of Three, Let it Be."

Anybody who has ever had a case of poison ivy will tell you that they wish they could go back in time and avoid ever having contact with the plant - and that's precisely the best way to deal with it.  If you and your children can identify the plant and avoid coming into contact with the oily residue on its leaves, everyone is bound to have much more fun this summer!


Junior Chefs will learn how to make tasty vegetable dishes at this free class at

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Join us for a veg-tacular class and learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. They’re delicious—we promise! Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. We’ll show you some fun and easy ways to serve them. Then head home and prepare your favorites for your family. Suitable for ages 5 –13.


Family events north of Boston

History buffs, historic home enthusiasts, and explorers: Get out and take a trip back in time during Preservation Month and visit a historic homestead.

The Trustees of Reservations has opened 10 historic homesteads in Massachusetts as part of a free "Home Sweet Home" program.


Hunt snakes at th Crane Estate and learn all about them from Rick Roth of the Ca

The Trustees of Reservations hosts an afternoon of fun herpetology at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate with Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team ! The afternoon will start with a hunt [catch and release!] for local snake species around the Crane Estate, then make our way to the Barn where Rick will present "Snakes of New England and the World." Even if we don’t find any slithering friends on our hunt, there will be plenty of snakes to see and learn about during the show!


Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.


This year's Audubon Nature Festival 2013 features live owl demonstrations

Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at our 18th Annual Audubon Nature Festival.

This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.


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