All Ages

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.

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

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

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

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. Kinetic Sculptures will be the focus of this idea hub session where attendees will create a unique moving art piece with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys.


Sunday, February 1, 2015 11am-3pm
MIT Museum

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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11 am
Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2015 at 11am

National Marionette Theatre presents Aladdin

National Marionette Theater presents Aladdin at the Roger Center for the Arts in

National Marionette Theatre returns with is production of this classic tale of Aladdin and his exciting adventures--thanks to a magic lamp! National Marionette Theatre has charmed audiences for years with its beautiful marionettes, elegant scenery, and talented performers. This is a guaranteed fun time for the whole family!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 2pm

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Come celebrate the return of the Eagles to the Merrimack Estuary!

Come to Newburyport to celebrate the return of migrating eagles back to the Merrimack River Estuary! The Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge have teamed up to bring an entire day of free events centered around the wonders of the Bald Eagles that have come to take seasonal advantage of the Merrimack River habitat. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015 9am-4pm

Chocolate Brunch and Learn with Taza

This 'Appleton Cooks' workshop focuses on Taza's organic chocolate at the Truste

Join Taza Chocolate and Appleton Farms as we lead you through the journey from cacao bean to delicious chocolate bar. Suhayl Ramirez, Events and Outreach Coordinator for Taza Chocolate, will start your journey at the Mayan and Aztec origins of Theobroma Cacao and bring you right to the American craft chocolate being ground by stone right in Somerville, Massachusetts. All the while, participants will learn about and taste many different facets of chocolate, from the bean to the bar to the brunch! To complete the experience Chef Jennifer Knight will demo the ultimate chocolate croissant to pair perfectly with a traditional taza de chocolate (sumptuous Mexican hot chocolate) that participants will help prepare!

Sunday, February 1, 2015 11am-1pm
Appleton Farms

Newburyport Winter Carnival

The Newburyport Winter Carnival 2015 will take place on the Bartlet Mall

The annual Newburyport Winter Carnival is on! The day-long community event promises residents a day of winter fun following a schedule of events similar to years past, including the Annual Sled Race! This free event is hosted by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 11am - 3pm
Bartlet Mall

Alastair Moock: A Real Concert for Kids

Alastair Moock brings folk music for kids to the Cabot Theater in Beverly!

Nearly twenty years into his performing career, 2014 Grammy-nominated musician Alastair Moock has managed to carve out a unique niche for himself: He is a songwriter committed to celebrating the roots of American music while knocking down the walls between different audiences, genres and musical traditions. Today, his audiences range from adults all the way down to preschoolers, and he plays everything from nightclubs to theaters to schoolrooms. Like his boyhood hero, Woody Guthrie, Moock believes in the power of music to reach all people — young and old, far and wide, for all occasions. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:30am
Doors Open at 10 am
Cabot Street Theatre

Kirgami with Miss Sara at MPL

Paper snowflakes are one example of kirgami

Manchester Public Library invites kids and adults to an afternoon of Kirgami with Miss Sara!  Kirigami is the Japanese art of cutting paper, named from the words 'kiru' (to cut) and 'kami' (paper). Symmetry or balance is a very important concept in Kirigami. Snowflakes, pentagrams, and flowers are all examples of Kirigami projects in which cuts are made to enhance the symmetry of the design.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2pm

Father-Daughter Winter Ball

Catered hors d’ouevres, beverages & a dreamy chocolate fountain! father/daughter

Mark your calendar and get ready to enjoy an evening full of fun, excitement and dancing. Music provided by a live D.J., catered hors d’ouevres, beverages, and a dreamy chocolate fountain will make this a night to remember!

Saturday, February 7, 2015 6 - 8 p.m.
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