Things To Do & Events Calendar for North Shore Kids and Families

Mother Goose on the Loose at IPL

Mother Goose on the Loiose at IPL
Mother Goose on the Loose is a program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and large-motor activities.
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Junior Great Books at IPL

Join this book club for second graders if you love to read and talk about stories! Based on the Great Books format, but geared explicitly for young readers, group members will read a story in advance of each month's meeting and participate in a group discussion of the story.
10:00 am to 10:30 am

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Discount at Wenham Museum 20% off
Each adult visitor gets 20% Off one admission with one paying child. Offer ends 4/15/16. Just say NS KIDS. 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA, 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Expedition! Vacation Week (ages 7-12)

This February Vacation week come join us for a week full of winter woodland family fun at Ravenswood Park and the Cape Ann Discovery Center.
This February Vacation week come join us for a week full of winter woodland family fun at Ravenswood Park and the Cape Ann Discovery Center. Activities are designed to encourage exploration, stimulate the imagination, and kick start creativity. With a new theme each day, you can register your child...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

ARt Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Fun Friday Craft's at G.A.R. Memorial Library

Fun Friday Craft's at G.A.R. Memorial Library. Photo: Bill O'Connor
Free style crafting every Friday with Miss Kate at The G.A.R. Memorial Library. Lots of materials are provided. Best for ages 3-8.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Market Street Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week from early now through the end of February! ADMISSION:
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Seaside Ice - Skating by the Sea

Glide around an indoor artificial ice rink as you skate to festive music, surrounded by sparkling snowflakes, mirror balls, and breathtaking views of the ocean.
No hats, gloves, or jackets required. Glide around our indoor artificial ice rink as you skate to festive music, surrounded by sparkling snowflakes, mirror balls, and breathtaking views of the ocean. Fun for the entire family! Children's and adult skate sizes available for rental.
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Movie Night: Star Wars a New Hope

Star Wars a New Hope at the ipswich Massachusetts Performing Arts Center.
Come to  the Ipswich Performing Arts Center for a showing of the film that started the Star Wars original trilogy! This fundraiser showing is hosted by the Ipswich High School Environmental Club.  Everybody is welcome and funds raised will go to purchase another water bottle filter in at Ipswich...
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, February 13

The Amazing Arctic Race

Have an Outdoor Adventure at Ravenswood Park, then warm up by the fire with a hot cocoa at the Cape Ann Discovery Center in Gloucester
An afternoon of arctic adventure awaits the whole family. We've set up winter challenges throughout the park. Use maps and compass to navigate the park, find hidden markers, complete challenges and post your team's time. Win prizes! Bring your skis or snowshoes (or rent our snowshoes)!
12:00 am to 3:00 pm

Warm Up at the Cape Ann Discovery Center

Head outdoors at Ravenswood Park, then warm up by the fire with a hot cocoa at the Cape Ann Discovery Center in Gloucester
Kick off the new year with Winter Happenings at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park--Nordic skiing, snowshoe rentals, outdoor children's activities. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa by the woodstove. [Fee for snowshoe rentals--Members $10, Nonmembers $20.]
(All day)

Winter Story Time at Ravenswood

Head outdoors at Ravenswood Park, then warm up by the fire with a hot cocoa at the Cape Ann Discovery Center in Gloucester
Winter Story Time by the Woodstove! This winter, come cozy up near our warm woodstove for story time, create a craft, and explore the discovery center with your preschooler.
(All day)

Farm Inspired Crafts and Cocoa for Kids

Kids will enjoy crafts and cocoa at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative with our Farm Educator. While the farm animals are hunkered down and the wild animals are hibernating, we will use the winter landscape as our inspiration. Hot chocolate will be available...
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Crafts for Kids at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees at the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative with our Farm Educator. While the farm animals are hunkered down and the wild animals are hibernating, we will use the winter landscape as our inspiration.
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Expedition! Vacation Week (ages 7-12)

This February Vacation week come join us for a week full of winter woodland family fun at Ravenswood Park and the Cape Ann Discovery Center.
This February Vacation week come join us for a week full of winter woodland family fun at Ravenswood Park and the Cape Ann Discovery Center. Activities are designed to encourage exploration, stimulate the imagination, and kick start creativity. With a new theme each day, you can register your child...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wiggle & Grow Singing, Dancing, and Playing Instruments

This music-filled class celebrates the unique joys of your growing child. Each week your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and her new friends and you’ll love helping her practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Musical Mornings with Miss Liz

Join Ms. Liz at the Beverly Public Library for a morning of musical fun!
Beverly Public Library invites families and children to the Sohier Room for a fun morning filled with music and song!
10:00 am

Wenham Museum 20% Off Visits

Discount at Wenham Museum 20% off
Each adult visitor gets 20% Off one admission with one paying child. Offer ends 4/15/16. Just say NS KIDS. 132 Main Street, Wenham, MA, 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

MusicKidz at Salem YMCA

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival hosts a monthly music-education series, “MusicKidz"
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival hosts a monthly music-education series, “MusicKidz”, in which children (K-5) can learn about music and have fun, monthly at the Salem YMCA's Music Room (re
Where: Salem YMCA
10:00 am