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Audubon Nature Festival 2017

This year's Audubon Nature Festival features live owl demonstrations with Eyes on Owls!

Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's 20th Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.

When: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 10am-4pm

Dirt Detectives

Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm and give your kids a shot at archaeology!

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a program for homeschool families. Whether attending the morning or afternoon session, families are invited to have lunch at the property. Students become archaeologists as they excavate a mock pit with actual tools of the trade and process (put together) reproduction artifacts in a field lab. Inside the museum, they explore building archaeology via trap doors. They analyze objects to learn about daily life at the farm over the last three hundred years.

When: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9-11am or 1-3pm

Beverly Bootstraps Boots and Banjos Gala

The Boots and Banjos Gala raises funds for families in need on the North Shore

Please join Beverly Bootstraps for the Boots and Banjos Gala to help support families in need and give hunger the boot! You'll have a great time enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dancing, a raffle, live auction and a boot stomping good time! Proceeds from this event, held on Friday April 8 at 6:30pm at the Pingree School in S. Hamilton, will enable Beverly Bootstraps to continue to provide essential programming to their clients so they may become self-sufficient.  Food catered by Fireside Catering and music by the Chasing Blue Band.

When: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 6:30pm
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Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches

Holiday Fairs at Essex Churches - The warmth of an old country church fair enlivens the town on a cold, winter’s day when all three of Essex’s downtown churches hold their annual Holiday Fair. All three churches are within walking distance with free on street parking. Gift bargains are served up along with homemade food and hot beverages. A dollar goes a long way at this event.

When: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016 9am-2pm
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Marblehead Gingerbread Workshop for Kids

Kids are invited to come make their own entries for the Marblehead Gingerbread Festival!

Kids are invited to the The Marblehead Museum & Historical Society for a gingerbread workshop! Come create your own entry for the 2016 Marblehead Gingerbread Festival.  Two workshops are schedule for kids ages 2-4 (with adult) at 1pm and kids 5-10 are at 3pm.  Registration required.

When: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 1-5pm

High School Battle of the Bands

Newburyport High School Battle of the Bands is part of the NBPT Yankee Homecoming.

Yankee Homecoming invites you to the Sixth Annual High School Battle of the Bands. Local High School aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top and wins the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes! Watch local student bands battle it out on the stage, and help your favorite band by voting for them!

When: 
Friday, July 29, 2016 5-9:30pm
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Audubon Nature Festival 2016

This year's Audubon Nature Festival features live owl demonstrations with Eyes on Owls!

Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.

When: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016 10am-4pm

Old Newbury Day Open House & Bonfire

Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm for an open house and winter bonfire!

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!

When: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 3 - 9pm
Tree Drop-off by Jan 13 at the Newbury Fire Department

Holiday Candy Making Demonstrations

Come to Tuck's Candy in Rockport and see how they make candy canes by hand!

Ever wonder how ribbon candy is made, or how candy canes get their stripes? Tuck's Candy Factory is having free candy making demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Visit, watch and sample! Bring the whole family for an old-fashioned holiday treat, and don't forget to enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy-cane!  No demonstrations on Christmas Eve!

When: 
Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and December 17, 2016 9:30am-4pm
Friday after Thanksgiving 9:30am-4:30pm

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