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The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to a beac
Come tothe Crane Estate for an evening adventure for the whole family! Join us for a hike down the Cedar Point trail to Steep Hill Beach, and experience the hush of dusk as the sun fades and the creatures of the marsh prepare for nightfall. We’ll stop for a while to stargaze, then finish our hike with s’mores around a campfire in the Pine Grove! Pre-registration is required.     
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Hamilton Wenham Library STEAM Program for Children
STEAM into Science Tuesday afternoons from April 26 through May 31 (No class 5/10)  Explore science, technology, engineering, art & math-based concepts with Xenda. Listen to stories, learn through hands-on discovery, and make a fun craft to take home. For children aged 30 months to K, preregistration is requested.
Location: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
The Run for the Hills 5k takes place at Pingree School in Hamilton!
This race offers both a 5K  and a 10K race. The 10K distance is part of the 2016 North Shore Trail Series and sponsored by the Essex County Greenbelt Association. The race course winds through the beautiful wooded hills behind the Pingree School. Register by June 17 to guarantee a t shirt.
Location: Pingree Reservation
Thanks to Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts for the great Lynn Woods Tower photo
Celebrate National Trails Day at Lynn Woods with Friends of the Lynn Wood and ECGA.  Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The ponds provide the drinking water for the residents of Lynn and surrounding communities. Wildlife abounds in the forest. More than an aquifer, wildlife preserve, wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a unique adventure.
Location: Lynn Woods Reservation
Now enrolling for the 2016-17 season, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. Children in grades 1-8 welcome. Auditions are not required, and no experience is necessary! We believe students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.
Location: Phillips Music Center, Gordon College
Brooks School's Summer Programs create EXCEPTIONAL futures through QUALITY experiences.
Located on the beautiful 250 acre lakeshore campus of the Brooks School in North Andover, MA; Brooks Summer Programs comes alive every summer to offer extraordinary opportunities for children aged 4-18. Now in our 45th season, programs ranging from Day Camp, Computer Camp, Teen Quest and Summer School are specifically designed to meet a wide variety of interests.
Location: Brooks School
Memorial Day Ceremonies and Happenings in North Shore Towns north of Boston Massachusetts.
We've compiled a complete list of Memorial Day ceremonies and parades happening in towns across the North Shore of Massachusetts!  If you're looking for the details of Memorial Day happenings in your town, refer to the list below:
Start Your Memorial day with a run/walk to honor a local veteran
Start your Memorial Day weekend with a 5k, 10k, 15k or kids fun run or walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi Iraq. The Race will start in Saugus Center.
The annual Memorial Day Parade starts on Grove Street and continues along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Green for a service.  The parade reforms, and will continue to Pine Grove Cemetery for another service. All residents and especially military families are invited and encouraged to attend. The parade will be followed by refreshments at Proctor School.
Memorial Day is a big celebration in Saugus, MA. Come thank our veterans.
The Saugus Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will start on Jackson Street at 9:00 am to Cliftondale Square along Lincoln Avenue to Central Street then onto Winter Street to the Veterans’ lot at Riverside Cemetery for graveside services including an invocation and a '21 Gun Salute'. The parade will re-form and march to Saugus Town Hall for the memorial ceremony with Grand Marshall WWII Veteran Louis DeSouza, Sr.