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Salem Massachusetts Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade.
The Salem MA Memorial Day Parade Schedule is as follows:
Location: Downtown Salem
Memorial Day is a big celebration in Saugus, MA. Come thank our veterans.
Join the Saugus Veteran's Council as we welcome Commander Billie Farrell, US Navy, to Saugus!  Commander Farrell is the first female Commanding Officer of USS Constitution, our Ship of State, in the 224 years of its existence.  The parade will begin at Anna Parker Playground at 10:00 AM and proceed through Cliftondale to Central Street to Winter Street to the Veterans lot at Riverside Cemetery for our Memorial Day ceremony.
The annual Memorial Day Parade starts on Grove Street and continues along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Green for a service in front of the Town Library.  The parade reforms, and will continue to Pine Grove Cemetery for another service. All residents and especially military families are invited and encouraged to attend. The Proctor School Band will perform.
Museum of Fine Arts Open House free admission event for north shore families
The Museum of Fine Arts will honor Memorial Day with an Open House and will waive all admission fees. Visitors can enjoy complimentary admission to the MFA's galleries, family activities and performances. This year, the MFA offers free admission—including access to the special exhibition “Turner’s Modern World”—for Massachusetts residents. Celebrate the holiday with art and community!
Location: Museum of Fine Arts
Families will find art, entertainment, food and fun at Arts Fest Beverly, Mass
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family! Rain or shine. Shop from juried fine artists and crafters and enjoy music and free kids activities! The event is free and open to the public. Artists will be selling bags, candles, ceramics, pottery, children’s items, clothing, furniture, glass, home decor, housewares, jewelry, paintings, pet gear, photographs, prints, soap, vintage items and more. Artists come from all over New England and right here in Beverly, including some of your favorite artists from last year, and new and emerging artists. 
Location: Beverly Main Streets
North Shore Lynch Van Otterloo YMCA 'Head to the Hill 5k Marblehead Massachusetts
Join North Shore YMCA and the Lynch van Otterloo YMCA host the 'Head to the Hill 5k. Traverse the hills of Marblehead in support of the Y's Corner Stone collaborative program that provides free membership and support to individuals with cancer, those in treatment/recovery and their immediate families. Finish the 'Head to the Hill 5K at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA!
Location: Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA
Join the Newburyport Elks and the for a community blood drive
Please Newburyport Elks Lodge 909 as we partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, June 16th from 9am-7pm. To schedule your appointment please visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Newburyport.
Location: Newburyport Elks Lodge 909
Run the Flag Day 5k and raise funds for Massachusetts Veterans who have sustained serious injury in the line of duty
The 1st LT Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund is excited to return to Cashman Park for the 11th Annual Flag Day 5K road race. The 5K walk or run will be hosted on June 11th, 2022 at Cashman Park in Newburyport, MA. We look forward to gathering in person this year as we continue to honor 1st LT Derek Hines and provide financial assistance for Massachusetts’ soldiers, and their families, who have incurred serious, career-ending, and life-altering injuries while on active duty.
Location: Downtown Newburyport, Cashman Park
Come to the Patton Homestead for the Hamilton Wenham Pride Picnic!
The Pride Picnic is an event created by the Hamilton-Wenham Human Rights Coalition (HWHRC) to celebrate Pride month and uplift the LGBTQ+ community. The first HWHRC Pride Picnic was in June 2021 and received over 400 attendees, with more expected to attend in 2022.
Location: Patton Homestead & Archive
The Swampscott Strawberry Festival is a great way to kick off the Summer for the Town!
Strawberry Festival is Swampscott's Annual Summer Kick-off Party! Parade down Humphrey Street, eat delicious strawberry shortcake and enjoy a live concert with Brian Maes.
Location: Swampscott Town Hall

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Harborlight Montessori School - Infant to Grade 8 - Beverly MA

"It's Spring" Self-Guided Story Walk

Birds nest from the cover of It's Spring by Linda Glaser, the focus of a StoryWalk at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport.
It’s Spring! by Linda Glaser is the spring break StoryWalk® at Maudslay State Park. What a great way to combine reading, exercise, and family fun! It's Spring! celebrates the coming of spring and all that happens in our natural world during this important season.
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
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

Afternoon Adventures Drop-In Spring Series

Appleton Farms' popular Afternoon Adventures program now has a drop-in option on Wednesdays in Ipswich Massachusetts.
New this spring, the Trustee's popular Afternoon Adventures program now has a drop-in option on Wednesdays! Bring a friend, pick and choose the days you’d like to attend, or try it out for the first time. This 2.5-hour drop-off program on Wednesday afternoons provides your child with immersive,...
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Amesbury Farmers Market

The Amesbury Farmers Market happens every Wednesday at Barewolf Brewing in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
The Amesbury Farmers' Market is a local community farmers’ and artisans’ market located in the heart of the historic mills of Amesbury, Massachusetts at BareWolf Brewing. We are a regularly scheduled community market supporting our local food system, small businesses and neighborhood community...
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall.  Rain or shine. For ages 6 and up.  Wear walking shoes, and bug spray is recommended.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 28

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Gold Star Run for Honor

Start Your Memorial day with a run/walk to honor a local veteran
The Gold Star Run for Honor is a 5k, 10k, kids fun run or 1 Mile Walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside...
7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Melody Miles

Melody Miles raises funds for kids to pursue their artistic interests in the Hamilton-Wenham School District
Welcome to the 26th Annual Melody Miles fundraiser! This year the Hamilton-Wenham Friends of the Arts is bringing our 5k race back, in person, at Winthrop Elementary School, on Saturday, May 28th at 10am. Our talented student performers are also returning to sing and play for you as you walk, run,...
9:00 am

Broom Decorating for Kids at the Witchery

The Witchery is hosting a ‘Broom Decorating for Kids’ class each Saturday in Salem Massachusetts
Kids are invited to decorate their own  broom with pendants, charms, plants, ribbons & more. Our 20" kids' brooms are assembled by The Witchery and ready for your little ones to customize!  Broom decorating is a hands-on, friendly activity in a relaxed setting.
9:00 am

Saugus Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day is a big celebration in Saugus, MA. Come thank our veterans.
Join the Saugus Veteran's Council as we welcome Commander Billie Farrell, US Navy, to Saugus!  Commander Farrell is the first female Commanding Officer of USS Constitution, our Ship of State, in the 224 years of its existence.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

CraneExplorer: Seaside Science by the Dock

Take in beautiful views of the Crane Wildlife Refuge while learning about estuary flora and fauna and environmental conditions at the Crane Boat Dock.
Take in beautiful views of the Crane Wildlife Refuge while learning about estuary flora and fauna and environmental conditions at the Crane Boat Dock. Families will conduct measurements of water quality and weather, census native vs. Non-native crabs, collect and observe plankton using field...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Family Tour: Women Artists of Cape Ann

Judi Rotenberg paints in vivid bright colors. See her exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester Massachusetts
These tours are free and open to the public, registration is recommended. Every last Saturday, enjoy a family friendly tour of the Museum’s collection. Each month visitors will explore a small selection of artworks and objects through interactive storytelling and engagement.
10:00 am

Slightly Spooky Salem Tours for Kids & Families

Kids will love this slightly spooky walking tour in Downtown Salem, Massachusetts!
This tour combines true tales from Salem’s past with some mild ghost stories just for kids.  Our aim is not to scare the heck out of your kids, but to provide a little shiver and bit of mystery for kids who like ghost stories.  This tour follows a route that is near the downtown, but it’s a little...
10:00 am

Appleton Farms Pinnacles Hike

Learn about the pinnacles at appleton Farm in Ipswich Massachusetts on this Trustees-hosted walk.
Have you noticed the four mysterious, tall stone structures that dot the property? Have you wondered what they are and why they’re at Appleton Farms? They are called pinnacles and they have a fascinating history and connection to the Appleton family. Join us for a guided hike to visit all four of...
11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Appleton Farms Guided Tour

Join the Trustees for a guided tour to explore Appleton Farm's beauty and  history firsthand
Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, agricultural fields, stone walls, and historic farm buildings are part of this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape – a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan, Appleton Farms is one of the...
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm