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 4, 2013, 1 - 11pm
October 5-14, 2013, 10am - 11pm
Topsfield Fairgrounds

Family-Friendly Osprey Program with ECGA

Dani Christopher, the ECGA Land Stewardship Coordinator, will give a presentatio

Dani Christopher, the ECGA Land Stewardship Coordinator, will give a presentation on ECGA's work with breeding ospreys in Essex County. We will hear about the famous osprey family on the platform near Farnham's in Essex, and learn about the citizen science project mapping ospreys and their nesting activity throughout the county.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:30am-Noon

55th Annual Salem Maritime Festival

Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V

Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2, 2014, hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and FREE 90 harbor tours aboard local schooners including Schooner Fame , Schooner Ardelle and Sea Shuttle's Endeavour! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!

August 2, 2014 12 -4 p.m.

Creature Teachers at Sawyer Free Library

Kids will  learn about all kinds of creatures from the Creature Teachers at SFL

Kids will learn about a variety of different animals from around the world at the Sawyer Free Library. The summer kickoff program with Creature Teachers will feature exotic animals up close and personal for children. Children will learn about the diverse habitats of our planet and the animals that live there. Ages 3 and up. Sign up online at the Children's Room website or call 978-281-9763 x 18

Monday, July 7, 2014 2p.m.
Sawyer Free Library

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).

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:30-11:30 am

Early Spring Star Tour

Stars are born, live for eons, and explode in a colorful display of gas & light.

At this time of the year, the night sky is in transition. Although the winter constellations are still on prominent display, they are slowly making their way offstage to the west. Meanwhile, the stars of early spring are entering from the east. What causes this seasonal variation, what are some of the better known stars and constellations, and what celestial treasures are there for you to enjoy through a telescope? This evening's program is intended to help you find out.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NEAQ Penguin Presentation at Ipswich Library!

The New England Aquarium presents penguins at the Ipswich Library!

New England Aquarium educators will lead a discussion about what kind of animal a penguin is, defining characteristics and behaviors of specific species of penguin, and where penguins live. This is an interactive program with lots of fun activities for participants.No live penguins are involved, although there may be some stuffed specimens for display purposes. This program will be offered three times on March 27 for three specific age groups.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:30, 3:30 & 5 pm

Creature Feature: Peeper Creatures

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. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014 5-7PM
Ravenswood Park

NEAQ Penguin Presentation at Danvers Library!

The New England Aquarium Penguins are coming to the Danvers Public Library!

The New England Aquarium Penguins are coming to the library! (Children in Grades 1-5 ONLY). New England Aquarium educators will teach children how to act like penguins and how to collect and analyze data like scientists. Please note there will NOT be any live penguins at this program. Each session is limited to 25 participants. Registration required at 978-774-0554. Please register for one session only.

Saturday, December 18, 2013 10-10:45am
Saturday, December 18, 2013 11-11:45am

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, and more to this informative celebration!  All ages welcome. No sign-ups required.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:30 - 11:30am
Sawyer Free Library
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