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The whalemobile is coming to the Wenham Museum in Massachsuetts during February Vacation
Let’s learn about whales! Walk inside a giant, inflatable humpback whale to learn more about these magnificent creatures. Learning about whales is also a great way to think critically about what you can do to help the wild world and our oceans.
Location: Wenham Museum
Summer Camp in Marblehead STEM Program, Marblehead Massachusetts
Spark Curiosity and Ignite Imagination in the State-of-the-Art Innovation Center at EHS. STEM Camp at EHS is designed to offer campers an unforgettable summer experience that combines traditional camp activities and STEM enrichment to create the balance of learning and fun. The program is tailored to meet the unique interests of today's tech-savvy kids who want to explore robotics, rocketry, engineering, and more! Session 1 | July 8 - 12, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM Session 2 | July 15 - 19, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM Session 3 | July 22 - 26, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM Session 4 | July 29 - August 2, 2024 | 9:15 AM - 3:15 PM Space is limited!
Location: Epstein Hillel School
Kids are invited to a free showing of Trolls Band Together at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead Massachusetts
Abbot Public Library invites kids to a free showing of the newest Trolls sequel Trolls Band Together. Poppy learns that Branch was a member of the old popular boy band BroZone when he was younger, and Branch needs to go on an adventure to save his family.
Location: Abbot Public Library
STEM Building at Ipswich Public Library in Massachusetts
Drop in to build with blocks, KINEX, marble race courses and other building materials (some retro).  No registration required.  
Location: Ipswich Public Library
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament with One Up Games at Ipswich Public Library Massachusetts.
We are going to all play many copies of Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart at once (some on the Switch, some on the N64s provided), each player getting their name on a raffle ticket for every five minute round they win (SSB) or every 50cc course they win (MK). One prize for the most effectively lethal player (to be determined by Teen Librarian Katy's judgement of skill, enthusiasm, and growth) and one prize for the winner of the raffle.
Location: Ipswich Public Library
Pajama Storytime with Jackson the Reading Dog at the Public Library in Essex Massachusetts!
TOHP Burnham Public Library invites children ages 5 and older to come dressed in your PJs and meet Jackson-he might be wearing PJs TOO!  Enjoy stories and a craft.
Location: TOHP Burnham Public Library
Come build using LEGOs at the Manchester Massachusetts Public Library after school!
The Manchester Public Library invites children to drop-in and build with Legos! No pressure, just fun. Join us every third Wednesday of the month from 3-4:45. This program is for grades 2 and up.
Location: Manchester Public Library
Teen Candy BINGO session at the Ipswich Public Library in Massachusetts. Image is AI generated.
Grab a board and your candy markers and get ready to BINGO! If you've never played BINGO, now is the time to learn, with treats and prizes in the mix. The winner each session will have their name entered into a very stylish hat. Once we have hit the end of our program time, Teen Librarian Katy will draw three names from the hat and all three will be prize winners! This event is free and for Teens only (incoming 6th-12th grade).
Location: Ipswich Public Library
North Shore Children's Museum Wellness Cooking Class in Peabody Massachusetts
Wellness with Whit cooking class with a certified cooking instructor. Children will enjoy a morning of nutrition education through cooking. Kids and parents will have the opportunity to be hands-on with the expert cooking instructor.
Location: North Shore Children's Museum
Make a Mother's Day gift from nature the Trustees of Reservations Castle Hill in Ipswich Massachusetts!
This winter season, unleash your creativity and get inspired by the coast! From seaweed pressings to shell collages, beach treasures make beautiful greetings and keepsakes. Join this workshop to learn fun craft ideas and make marine art with our coastal educators. This program will start with a beach walk to collect coastal treasures, and then we will head inside for crafting. Craft supplies, extra beach treasures, and inspiration provided.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate


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Bruins Pajama Drive

Drop off new pajama donations at libraries across the North Shore as part of the Boston Bruins PJ Drive
From February 1 through March 15, Cradles to Crayons®, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund are coming together with organizations in your community to collect new pajamas for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. This years' goal is...
7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Story Walk |This Is the Nest Robin Built

Kids will enjoy this self-guided story based tour of the Halibut Point State Park in Rockport Massachusetts! Photo by Bill O'Connor
Enjoy a story, fresh air and exercise at Halibut Point State Park ! Join us on the grounds of the for a self-guided StoryWalk® featuring the children’s picture book This is the Nest Robin Built, by Denise Fleming. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route. A wonderful story awaits! For...
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Teen Tinker Time at APL

Teen Tinker Time at the Public Library in Amesbury Massachusetts weekly on Mondays through the Winter
Amesbury Public Library invites teens to join Cassandra for a fun drop-in activity each week. Come by to create a craft or play board games or just to chat if you don't want to do a project. This is an hour for teens!
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, March 10

Sunday Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Join The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Every day is full of a list of barnyard chores we need to get down to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy! Let’s get to work.
9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Family & Friends CPR Course

Learn about infant and child cpr and choke saving skills at Beath Israel Lahey Health's Beverly Hospital in Massachusetts!
It is only a matter of a few short minutes before it is too late to save a life … learning what to do provides you precious minutes and gives someone a chance to survive.  The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of child CPR with breaths, child AED use, infant CPR, and m
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Maple Stroll at Appleton Farms

Appleton Farms has their own sugar maple syrup production facilities to service their abundant suplly from their many sugar maples
Visit the historic maple stand and sugar shack at Appleton Farms and learn all about maple sugaring, its history at the farm and in New England, and how you can try your hand at it at home!
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Watching the Coastal Edge at Halibut Point

Tour the WWII era observation tower at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport Massachusetts.
Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center to learn about the role Halibut Point has played in America’s military history. One day after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, U.S.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Befriend the Barnyard

Befriend the Barnyard is a hands-on barnyard experience at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Discover our special barnyard animals! Our Angora rabbits Violet, Mabel, Oiver and Charles; Nubian goats Maeve, Morgana, and Mordred; dairy cows Gray, Jasmine, their calves Gigi and Joanie and our friendly flock of heritage chickens will take center stage as we learn about what makes them so unique...
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Maple in the Barnyard at Appleton Farms

Visit Appleton Farms' sugaring operation and learn about making maple sugar syrup!
Maple Season is here! This special program for ages 3 and up will focus on the magic of maple from start to finish. We will discover this tradition by observing trees, tasting sap, learning the tools involved, and finally, tasting the sweet product. We will make sure to have time to visit our...
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Amesbury Winter Market

The Amesbury Winter Market happens every Sunday indoors at Barewolf Brewing in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Welcome to Amesbury Market Daze at BareWolf Brewing, a weekly vendor market where local surrounding Amesbury talent and community spirit converge.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Salisbury Beach Carousel - Sunday Hours

Carousel at Salisbury Beach MA. Parties, Family Reunions, Weddings, Showers, Birthday Parties
Salisbury Beach Carousel Hours: Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday: 12 pm to 8 pm Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm Hours of operation are to change.
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Neighborhood Nature - On the Merrimack

Hike along the Merrimack River in Haverhill with Essex County Greenbelt Association!
Tour downtown Haverhill's riverwalk and a section of the Bradford Rail Trail as part of this urban nature walk with John Macone, Policy & Education Specialist at the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

CraneOutdoors: Sunday Family Snowy Owl Prowl

Join the Trustees of Reservations at dlife Refuge in Ipswich Massachusetts in search of the Snowy Owl!
Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, these owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm