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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

Creature Feature: Owl Prowl

Come to the owl Prowl at Ravenswood Park, meet an owl and learn to spot them

Have you seen the barred owls, foxes, or red squirrels of Ravenswood Park? Come to the Cape Ann Center for Learning & Discovery when these live animals visit, and get a close-up view of these creatures to learn about their habits and behaviors. Tonight we'll learn all about owls, then go on a guided night-time owl prowl in the park.  Please Register

When: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 5-7 PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

North American Birds of Prey at IRWS

Wingmasters present live North American Birds of Prey at IRWS

Come see live birds of prey up close in this presentation that will introduce you to the different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. We'll discuss the special features these birds have that enable them to be successful predators at the top of the food chain.

When: 
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 11am - 12:15 pm

Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls

Learn about the owls of the North Shore at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Since 1981, Norman Smith has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition, observing, capturing, banding and color marking Snowy Owls at Logan International Airport. Data has been collected on roosting, hunting and behavior while on their wintering grounds. Most recently satellite transmitters have been attached to owls to learn more about their movements. Find out what has been
learned to date, what questions remain and how this project developed to include research on Saw-whet Owls.  Program will take place in the refuge’s visitor center auditorium.  Preregistration is NOT required for this program. 

When: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:30pm

Creature Feature: Peeper Creatures

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 featuring live animals and a presentation by the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team . Meet salamanders and frogs that live on the North Shore and get a rare close-up view of these animals.  Learn their natural history and behaviors then journey with a guide into the park for a night-time walk. 

When: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 5-7PM
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Sled Dog Racing Demonstration at Ipswich Library

Lily Stewart will be at the Ipswich Library for a free dog sledding presentaiton

Ipswich Public Library invites you to meet real sled dogs and learn how a professional sled dog racer trains her dogs and races them in the United States, Canada and beyond. Lily Stewart, an Ipswich High School senior and adult sled dog racing champion, will lead this program and introduce the audience to her dogs, the equipment she uses, and to a demonstration of the dogs in action. Snow is not required for the demonstration. Appropriate for children ages 5 and older who are comfortable around dogs. Adults are welcome, too!

When: 
Saturday, January 3, 2015 10-11am

Native American History Month at Sawyer Free

come celebrate Native American History Month at Sawyer Free Library in Glouceste

Sawyer Free Library celebrates native American History Month with 'Fast Hawk', a member of the Micmac Northeast American Tribe! He will be bringing feathers, claws, animal skulls, a talking stick, pipes, stories, dances and more to this informative celebration!  All ages welcome. No sign-ups required. Part of the Middle Street Harvest Festival.

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 11am-Noon
Location: 
Sawyer Free Library

Topsfield Fair - Opening Day

Topsfield Fair opens the gates at 1pm Friday! Topsfield Fair is one of the longe

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 - 10 p.m.
When: 
October 3 - 13, 2014 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: 
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Trails, Sails & Stars! Explore the Night Sky

Explore the stars with Trails & Sails and the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club

Always wanted to know how to read the night sky? Come Star Gazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club at Veasey Park and enjoy outdoor night sky observation. Telescopes provided on site. See galaxies millions of light years away, clusters, and stars bigger than Earth's orbit through telescopes provided on site by NSAAC volunteers. NOTE NEW LOCATION

When: 
Friday, September 19 & 26, 2014 8-10pm
Location: 
Battis Farm

Family Day at the Bird Banding Station

Family Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).

When: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:30-11:30 am
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