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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

Cherry Blossom Art at Ipswich Library

Kids will learn to make their own cherry blossom paintings at Ipswich Library

For children in grades 1 & 2, this art program with Michelle Guvendiren will focus on creating a beautiful Japanese-style cherry blossom scroll painting. Registration is required!

When: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 11am-Noon

Cherry Blossom Art at Ipswich Library

For children in grades 1 & 2, this art program with Michelle Guvendiren will focus on creating a beautiful Japanese-style cherry blossom scroll painting. Registration is required!

When: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 11am-Noon

Fairy Shrimp, Salamanders & Frogs, Oh My!

Ramona Latham - Directory of the Discovery Center at Ravenswood park in Gloucest

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to bring the whole family to Ravenswood Park for an introduction to Vernal Pools.Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. We’ll have fun exploring the pools at Ravenswood Park. Participants will learn how to certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive for participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools.

When: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1-3PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Walk on the Wild Side: Signs of Spring in the Salt Marsh

Come take a look at the signs of Spring in the Marsh with Joppa Flats Education

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center for a fun outing to the Salisbury Beach State Reservation! Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. This excursion will focus on finding signs of Spring in the Salt Marsh habitat. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore. Each adventure will leave your family excited to come back for more!

When: 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 10am-12:30pm

Revere Spring Carnival & Fundraiser

Revere Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser open now through Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Showcase cinemas route 60, 565 Squire Road Revere, MA 02151.

The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food and a petting zoo daily.

When: 
Saturday and Sundays: open at 1pm
Location: 
Showcase Cinemas

Walk on the Wild Side: Harbor Seals

Walk on the Wild side with Harbor Seals at Joppa Flats Education Center!

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center and begin with a 45 minute indoor introductory program in the Lookout (second floor) about Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walrus). Then, we’ll carpool to an on-the-beach viewing area where we can see the harbor seals hauled out on the rocks at low tide at the mouth of the Merrimack River.

When: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 1-3:30pm

Egg-cellent Adventure at Appleton Farms

Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here at the

Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here on the Farm! While we often associate eggs with the Easter Bunny, in many cultures eggs symbolize new life and are tied with the coming of spring. At this event, we celebrate spring, new life on the farm, and the bounty of fresh eggs produced by our hens.

When: 
Saturday April 4, 2015 10am-Noon
Location: 
Appleton Farms

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

When: 
Most Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm Through April 23, 2015

Family Owl Prowl at IRWS

The Family Owl Prowl at Ipswich River Sanctuary is designed for families who wan

People of all ages enjoy learning about owls, and many species of owls can be found in Massachusetts year-round. Come experience the excitement of an owl prowl as we take a night hike to look and listen for barred, great horned, and eastern screech-owls. Before we head out on our nocturnal adventure, we'll learn fun owl facts in our cozy Barn through hands-on activities and a slide show. We'll end our evening with an owl-hooting lesson!

When: 
Friday, March 13, 215 7-9 pm
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