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Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair is one of the longest running annual fairs in the United States

The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us.  We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two.  We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'.  Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.

When: 
October 3, 2014, 1 - 11pm
When: 
October 4-13, 2014, 10am - 11pm
Location: 
Topsfield Fairgrounds

MIT Museum's Idea Hub: Makey Makey

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

When: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 11am-1pm
When: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11am-3pm
When: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11am-1pm
When: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 11am-3pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Soup-er Saturday at Emma Andrews Library

Help kids programming at Emma Andrews Library and enjoy some great soup on Soupe

Emma Andrews Library and Community Center invites you to the library for a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter afternoon! Come enjoy the library and some great food and leave knowing that the price of your meal will go to fund children's Summer programming! Choose from 3 soups (served with crusty bread) and a selection of home-made desserts. Suggested Donation $5.

When: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 12-2pm

Story Makers at MPL

Come enjoy a Saturday morning together with your child at Manchester Public Libr

Manchester Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to a Saturday morning session Books, Msuic, Crafts and intentional time together.  For kids ages 0-8.

When: 
Saturdays through March 28, 2015 at 11am

Parker River NWR Family Cinema: The Lorax

Come to a FREE showing of 'The Lorax' at the Parker River NWR in Newbury Massa

Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on a  cold winter afternoon watching a great FREE film on the big screen in the comfort of the visitor center auditorium for a free showing of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax ()! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. The Friends of Parker NWR will even provide popcorn and bottled water (for a suggested donation).

When: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:30pm

Sugaring Off Tours at IRWS

Sugaring Off tours are a fun and tasty way to learn about maple suagring at IRWS

Spring celebrations begin early at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.

When: 
Saturdays & Sundays, February 28 - March 16, 2015 10am-2:30pm

Lunar New Year at PEM

Celebrate Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year, at PEM in 2014

Join PEM as they celebrate the Lunar New Year!  2015 is the Year of the goat (or sheep) and PEM will host a day of family fun including traditional lion dances, a film set in Boston's Chinatown, sword play, traditional crafts and more! Join the festive mood in the Atrium — watch dance performances, create your own lucky lantern, hear some stories, experience traditional dance and performances, and take a family tour!

When: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 10AM - 4PM

Country Farmhouse Pot Pies: Appleton Cooks

These 'Appleton Cooks' recipes focus on the savory pot pies at Appleton Farms

Winter on the farm is a very special place. Join us in the teaching kitchen as we take this hearty New England family favorite to the next level, sharing inspiration and professional cooking techniques while preparing creative varieties of savory pot pies! Our menu features Appleton Farms own grass-fed beef, cold-stored vegetable crops, and local seafood, while also discovering endless options for perfectly paired toppings and the art of hand pies. Best of all, our evening winds down with a delicious warming meal in the farmhouse dining room, and each guest takes home their very own individual pot pie! This event is part of the Appleton Cooks! program. For more information about Appleton Cooks! and similar events please click here.

When: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 6-9PM
Location: 
Appleton Farms

2015 Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts

Come see the 2015 oscar nominated animated shorts at the Cabot Theater in Beverl

Feast your eyes on the visually-extravagant world of state-of-the-art animated film, as honored by the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences. These beguiling films include The Bigger Picture, filmed as if painted on wallpaper with some papier-mache; The Dam Keeper, about a town hero (who is a pig) whom everyone seems to take for granted; Feast, a Disney delight which will charm everyone, but especially dog owners like myself; Me and My Moulton, this year's quirky entry, for sure, but deeply affecting; and A Single Life, which traverses its amazing tale in a little over two minutes, at which time, you want to watch it four more times!

When: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 3pm
When: 
Tuesday, Febraury 24, 2015 7:30pm
Location: 
Cabot Street Theatre

Bowl Painting at The Open Door

 Proceeds from the Open Door Empty Bowl dinner benefit community programs.

The Open Door invites you to bowl painting session! Bring the kids to come paint bowls for the annual The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner 2014 in May where painted bowls will be auctioned off to the highest bidder! This free session is an opportunity to express yourself artistically while helping The Open Door raise funds to aid North Shore families and individuals in need.

When: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: 
The Open Door
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