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

Critters 'n Creatures at Sawyer Free Library

Critters for Creatures is going to be at the Sawyer Free Library!

Come to a Critters n' Creatures live animal presentation at Sawyer Free Library. Kids will get a chance to see animals like a snake, an armadillo, a turtle, a ferrret an more!  For kids ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10 a.m.
Sawyer Free Library

Family Fun Day at Maudslay State Park

Maudslay State Park's Family Fun Day has a lot to offer in events and activities

The YANKEE HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY at Maudslay State Park is slated to be better than ever with more activities for kids of all ages, more demonstrations on the main stage and a focus on having activities for family members ages 1-100! Check the page link below for stage performance artists &  times, event times and a list of all participants.

Saturday August 1, 2015 10am-2pm

Snakes of New England at Sawyer Free

Albino Milk Snake being held by a child at Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

Come to Sawyer Free Library's presentation of 'Snakes of New England and the World' to learn all about the habitat and lives of snakes from New England and around the world from Rick Roth, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team. Live local and exotic animals will be presented, and those who attend will have the opportunity to see these creatures close up!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 10am
Sawyer Free Library

Search & Rescue: Canine Heroes

A Rescue Dog is transported above the debris of the World Trade Center.

Come to Newburyport Public Library to meet real, live rescue dogs! Search & Rescue volunteers will explain how rescue dogs are trained and how you can stay safe while hiking. This program is drop-in, but we suggest arriving a little early and checking in at the children's desk.

Monday, June 29, 2015 2-3pm

Seasonal Cookbook Throwdown at MPL

If you love trying out new cookbooks, enjoy cooking, or just want to be a taster, our Seasonal Cookbook Throwdown is for you!  Check out a copy of this season’s Cookbook, Mario Batali’s America: Farm to Table at the front desk of the Manchester Public Library. Experiment with a recipe or two and bring your best dish from the book into our Taster's Choice event on Saturday, June 27th, at 3 PM.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 3pm

LEGO Club at Danvers Library

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

Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm Through August 27, 2015

Astronomical Highlights of Summer at IRWS

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

During this evening's program, you will learn about some of the astronomical treats that await you under the night sky this summer. We'll start by discussing the major constellations and planets currently visible in the late spring sky. Then, we shift our attention to the major constellations of summer, discussing some of the observational treasures that can be viewed within them with a pair of binoculars. In addition, you will learn how to observe artificial satellites, hear about the major meteor showers coming up and how best to observe them, understand what it takes to view the Milky Way, and hear all the details of an eclipse of the moon that will be visible to us in September.

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8-10pm

Tree Hunt at Ravenswood

Learn about the trees of Ravenswood Park in Gloucester MA with the Trustees of R

Gone within five years, Ravenswood’s delightful hemlock groves. What is happening to them and what will take their place? Did you know we have Moosewood trees and naturally occurring Magnolias? What other trees will surprise you on a guided Tree Hunt? In honor of Arbor Day, join us with a local arborist, naturalist to learn to identify local woody plants by their growth habitats, bark, twigs, buds, and even smell. If you have a mystery woody plant on your own property, bring a 12 inch long sample with buds and we can help you identify it at the end of the walk. Recommended for 10 year olds and up.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 1-3pm
Ravenswood Park

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!

Friday, April 24, 2015 11am-Noon
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