After School Programs at GUS in Beverly

After School Programs for North Shore Kids in Beverly MA

GUS+ After School classes promise hands-on learning and fun!

Registration is OPEN! Join us for GUS+ After School! Held on our campus in Beverly Farms, classes are open to the greater community and begin each day at 3:00 p.m.

MONDAYS - 8 Weeks, Starting 10/15 to 12/12 (no class 11/26)

Cooking Science with Taste Buds Kitchen - Grades 1 to 5, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. 
Calling all chef detectives! How does dough rise? What makes ice cream freeze? Taste Buds Kitchen presents an action filled cooking class built around the natural phenomena that occur in cooking. Your budding chef will be kept on their toes as they uncover the magic and science in popular recipes that everyone will like. From Handmade Gnocchi to Cinnamon Sticky Buns and all natural Beet Whoopee Pies, grab your creativity and let's get cooking! Aprons, a cooking journal and custom recipe book are included for all chefs. $250

Chess Wizards - Grades 1 to 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia, and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for all ages. $210

"Our daughter loved coming to Chess Wizards each week at GUS! Instructors in costumes and weekly challenges made it fun and she improved her skills!" - GUS+ Parent

Glass Art with Makers Workshop - Grades 3 to 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Students will immerse themselves in the process of fused glass in this exciting intensive workshop lead by a Makers Workshop artisan! Introductory projects familiarize students with the basics of working with cold glass to produce kiln fired tiles, keychains, and pendants. The basics lead into learning to cut glass and use more complex techniques to create projects like dishes and wind chimes. $250

TUESDAYS - 8 Weeks, Starting 10/9 to 12/11 (no class on 11/6, 11/20) REGISTER TODAY!

Jazz-Hop with Mini Movers Studio - Grades Pre-K to 1, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Jazz-Hop is a fun and funky combination dance class of Jazz and Hip Hop! Movers will have fun learning about the technique and terminology of these two energetic styles. Choreography will be taught in addition to young dancers having the opportunity to explore Jazz-Hop with their own movement, through improv freeze dance and creation of short dances with their peers.  Mini Movers Studio is dedicated to inspiring movement and fun, while instilling confidence and creativity in little movers! $200

Nature Adventures with Kestrel Educational Adventures - Grades 2 to 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
As a nature adventurer, you will learn to explore and survive in the outdoors. We will set up a “wild station” in the woods and practice outdoor survival skills, including making a fire, staying warm, and finding shelter, food, and water in the wild. Then we will set out to learn as much as we can about the wildlife of Beverly, tracking animals, viewing birds with binoculars, and catching frogs and salamanders to observe. At the end of the season, you will know lots about surviving and wildlife and can take your friends and families on nature adventures. $200

"After a day inside his classroom, our son was so happy to come to GUS and get outside with Jessica!" - GUS+ Parent

WEDNESDAYS - 8 Weeks, Starting 10/17 to 12/12 (no class on 11/21) REGISTER TODAY!

Sewing with Seamsters Local Sewing Studio - Grades 1 to 4, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  CLASS IS FULL
In this fun creative class you’ll learn to sew using the sewing machine, and gain new skills in basic design principles, pattern tracing, fabric cutting, hand sewing, and other sewing related activities used to design and construct sewing based projects. You'll be amazed at what you can create! Students work at their own pace on their own projects yet are encouraged to help one another master skills and support each others creativity in design. Projects may include stuffed animals, bags, applique pillows, room decoration, fashion accessories and more! $235

Medieval Castle Making with Makers Workshop - Pre-K to Grade 1, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In this exciting workshop, students will work over the weeks on a large three-dimensional medieval castle that can be taken home and used as a play set complete with furniture and figurines. Students will get the chance to explore working with paint, fabric, ceramics, decoupage, and more! $250

THURSDAYS - 8 Weeks, Starting 10/18 to 12/13 (no class 11/22) REGISTER TODAY!

Fitness Fun with Sarah Kelly from Endicott College - Grades 2 to 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of fun activities including fitness challenges, circuits, cardio fun, stretching, ending each class with an engaging outdoor group game. $160

Yoga + Meditation with Elliott Buck - Grades 1 to 5, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Come join Elliott Buck for a fun-filled yoga and mindfulness class. This class is designed to help kids relax, reduce stress, laugh, develop self-confidence, improve flexibility, and challenge themselves after school. Kids will learn breathing exercises, calming techniques, and challenging poses. They will also develop the beginning foundation for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. $160

"My daughter loves yoga and meditation with Ms. Buck and begs to sign up every time it's offered.  I love that it offers a relaxed and safe environment for exploring mindfulness activities and gives her a chance to shift gears after a busy day.  She loves teaching us new poses and strategies for calming the mind and has us all practicing after dinner!" - GUS+ Parent

FRIDAYS - 8 Weeks, Starting 10/5 to 12/7 (no class 11/9, 11/23, 12/14)  REGISTER TODAY!

Art Studio Workshop with Dawn Southworth - Grades 5 to 8, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
The aim of the art workshop is to strengthen each student’s visual vocabulary and abilities. A wide variety of disciplines will be offered, including painting, drawing, assemblage, and mixed media. Students will help create the curriculum, according to their needs and goals, as they push their ideas beyond the expected and complete projects for inclusion in an art portfolio. Students will be encouraged to work together, problem-solve, and communicate ideas, thoughts, and feelings in a nurturing multidisciplinary studio environment, sharpening both their critical and interpersonal skills. $250

Registration is online and the registration deadline is one week before the program begins. Download the flyer. Maximum class size is 12 students (minimum of 6). Register early to secure your space! An email will be sent out one week before the class starts with more details. Questions? Please contact Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at nhartmann@gus.org (link sends e-mail) or 978-927-1064 x 131.

When: 
October 15 to December 14, 2018
Phone: 
978-927-1064

Discount Tickets Boston Mayor's Holiday

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Gingerbread Decorating Workshop at Marini Farm

Kids will learn how to decorate gingerbrad houses at Marini Farm in Ipswich MA!
Celebrate the season with us, friends and gingerbread fun. Decorate your very own gingerbread house and take it home to eat or display as a centerpiece during your holiday celebrations. Enjoy endless decorating options, from frosted roofs, gum drop fences and cookie christmas trees.

The Polar Express in 4D!

Enjoy the Polar Express 4D Experience at the Museum of Science Boston.
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Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Visit Newburyport MA during the holidays
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Where: MIT Museum

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent

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Farm Friends

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Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.
10:00 am to 11:00 am

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

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This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
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Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

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10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, at the MFA - Boston

Muesum of Fine Arts Boston
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10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gingerbread House Workshop at Taste Buds Kitchen

Gingerbread House Workshop at Taste Buds Kitchen in Beverly MA
Celebrate the season with family bonding and gingerbread fun at our signature workshops. Parent and child pairs work together to design and decorate their very own Gingerbread House.
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

LEGO Club at Newbury Library

Kids are invited to a freestyle LEGO buiild session at the Newbury Town Library!
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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Open Studio at Art Haven

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3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Come celebrate the Winter solstice at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with a night time walk using lanterns!
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4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Zoo Lights at the Stone Zoo

Stone Zoo for north shore families
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Where: Stone Zoo
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Winterlights at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Come to the Stevens Coolidge Place for Winterlights at night in North Andover!
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5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Holiday Invitation Nights!

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6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A Cinderella Panto

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North Shore Music Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

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7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 15

Santa's Workshop

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Newburyport is a favorite local town to shop - especially during the holidays. The fantastic lights downtown, the tree in Market Square, all the beautifully decorated window boxes and of course, Santa's Workshop, where the kids can whisper their wishes to Santa.

The Polar Express in 4D!

Enjoy the Polar Express 4D Experience at the Museum of Science Boston.
Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EXPRESS 4-D...

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MarketStreet Lynnfield is pleased to announce the return of one of the North Shore’s most beloved winter traditions, The MarketStreet Rink sponsored by Lahey Health.  This special seasonal destination kicks off its sixth year. This year, the MarketStreet Rink will newly feature a Warming Tent,...

Discount Tickets Boston Mayor's Holiday

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Mayor’s Holiday Special is the region’s premier seasonal promotion which celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season by providing affordable access to over 150 of the region’s best and beloved holiday shows and performances, with ticket deals up to 50% off, dining deals, and free...

Gingerbread Decorating Workshop at Marini Farm

Kids will learn how to decorate gingerbrad houses at Marini Farm in Ipswich MA!
Celebrate the season with us, friends and gingerbread fun. Decorate your very own gingerbread house and take it home to eat or display as a centerpiece during your holiday celebrations. Enjoy endless decorating options, from frosted roofs, gum drop fences and cookie christmas trees.

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Rockport Maker's Festival

Come celebrate the maker spirit in downtown Rockport Massachusetts!
Shop for the perfect handmade gifts in a seaside Christmas village! Join us for a town-wide festival and holiday market, with maker-themed events in the shops, festive food, holiday music and attractions—even horse drawn carriage rides! Plan your visit today! A Town-wide Festival!

The Y Theatre Company presents Elf Jr

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Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.
Where: Ames Hall

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Sing & Dance with the Music Man

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