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Essex County Trail Association is hosting the 22 annual Equine EXPO
Essex County Trail Association is hosting the 22nd annual Equine EXPO to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9am-3pm in the Arena Building at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Route 1, Topsfield, MA.  This popular event draws over 800 people each year.  Individuals, groups and businesses will be offering their goods and services – selling anything new or used for the horse, rider or driver.  If you are looking to outfit the kids for the show season, upgrade your horse’s equipment, build a bard, find a massage therapist, purchase supplements, home décor, gifts, books or herbal pro
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds
Celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative in Cambridge Massachusetts!
Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Girls Private High School The Acacemy at Penguin Hall Wenham MA Girls Private High School
The Academy at Penguin Hall welcomes you to discover the only all girls college preparatory high school in Essex County. The Academy’s student centered curriculum focuses on the needs and interests of the individual student, rather than the traditional or conventional ideas of how students should learn. The program focuses on six areas of development: Academics, Arts, Health and Wellness, Community, Spirituality and Service.
Location: Academy at Penguin Hall
Don't hide in a shell all Summer! Join the intern  team at Maritime Gloucester!
Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for high school students who have completed their freshman year. Interns work as interpreters in the Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium, assist in animal husbandry duties, and participate in the development and care of aquarium exhibits. Interns are also encouraged to attend weekly educational enrichment programs, field studies and career explorations.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Summer classes at the Maritime Gloucester Boat Shop are a perfect way to learn basic woodworking and boatbuilding skills. Students will learn fundamental woodshop safety, use of hand tools, and basic woodworking skills in a supportive group atmosphere. Under the supervision of an expert boat builder, students will build a small wooden skiff. In addition to the time in the Boat Shop, students should have time to explore Gloucester Harbor in dories, gig boats and a pinky schooner sailboat.  Register early as registration is limited to six students.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Kids have a blast on the waterfront with Maritime Gloucester's Harbor Discovery Program
For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime Gloucester.  Available only to Gloucester students in grades 3rd through 5th.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Be prepared for any outdoor adventure and get certified to work in outdoor organizations and camps. Join this two-day Wilderness Medical Associates ( course, April 22 -23, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. This certification is ideal for seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. Learn about general medical concepts and life support skills when definitive care is over 2 hours away.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time aboard the Schooner Ardelle out of Gloucester!
Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time!  Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer theCoastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program ages 8-11 climb aboard Schooner Ardelle and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore. 
Location: Maritime Gloucester, Schooner Ardelle
Poetry and Puppies at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Massachusetts
Sawyer Free Library hosts Poetry and Puppies at the outdoor ampitheater! This program for kids ages 6 and up encourages learning poetry while giving children a chance to ineteract with puppies looking for a home! In partnership with the Cape Ann Animal Aid.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Jungle Jim's Minecraft Madness combines Magic, Comedy and balloons at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Massach
Sawyer Free Library hosts Minecraft Madness with Jungle Jim! Balloon art, magic, comedy and audience participation make this a fun engaging show that kids and Minecraft fans will love! All ages are welcome.Activities include Giant Dragon creation, the Building Block Madness Torunament, a riveting Zombie Chase and the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza!  It all lead up to the big finale - a humungous 6-foot slime ball!
Location: Sawyer Free Library