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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

Tidepool Explorers at Halibut Point

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

When: 
Monday, May 25, 2015 10-11am

Bio Blitz Free-for-All

come learn about biodiversity of Plum Island and the North Shore at Joppa Flats

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor fun! Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lynn Spring Carnival

Lynn Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The Lynn Spring Carnival is in full swing May 7-10, 2015 at the McManus Field
Commercial St. in Lynn, MA 01902.

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

Ride unlimited rides for $25 during our discount ride promotion days.

Those are scheduled for:
• Thursday 6pm-close
• Sunday 1pm-5pm OR
5pm-9pm

When: 
Thursday, May 7th, opens at 6 p.m.
When: 
Friday, May 8th, opens at 6 p.m.
When: 
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, opens at 1 p.m.

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
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