Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition. Don’t miss this year’s elegant Roaring-Twenties-themed decorations–pearls, feathers, ocean liner memorabilia, and more. Each room in our 1920s mansion is uniquely decorated for the holidays. Timed entry will limit the number of guests for the comfort and safety of guests and staff. Masks are required. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
Join us at the Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum as Susie Talbot guides the group through decorating a 20" wreath. Susie is an extraordinarily talented individual who not only designed, but takes care of our front gardens. Amongst her many talents is decorating Holiday greens.
Come to Downtown Newburyport and the Tannery Marketplace Merrimac Place, and Horton's Yard for Newburyport’s Holiday Invitation Nights and shop for the holidays in style! Mark your calendars, book a babysitter, and call your friends to make plans for three great nights in Newburyport! Enjoy merchant hospitality, live entertainment, shopping, and dining. Spend your evening strolling from shop to shop as you stock up on holiday gifts while enjoying munchies and beverages offered by local merchants. These Newburyport Invitation Nights will get you in the holiday spirit and will turn any Scrooge into Kris Kringle.
Cape Ann YMCA invites families to join us for a frighteningly good time at our 2021 Spindrift Woods Haunted Walk. You never know who, or what, could be lurking around the next tree or turn! As you journey through Camp Spindrift you'll come face to face with the unexpected, so keep an eye out as to what's ahead - either direction you turn there is bound to be a scary surprise or live spook! This is a family event recommended for families with children ages 8+. Participants under 18 must have an adult present.
Have you experienced our wood-fired pizza? Join our Culinary Programs Manager, Jess Wagoner, and learn how to make your own pizza, here at our wood-fired oven. Start by making your own naturally leavened Farmhouse pizza dough, which you will get to take home, using our own sourdough starter.
Join Culinary Program Manager Jess Wagoner for a unique workshop experience: Cooking with Fire. In this workshop, we will use Appleton’s outdoor wood-fired oven to create delicious dishes inspired by what is fresh off the farm. Each class will involve a hands-on experience preparing the courses of each menu, as well as demonstrations at the wood-fired oven. Join us for this field-to-hearth cooking experience at Appleton Farms. Capacity:15
Join Appleton Baker, Kami Turgeon, to learn the secrets to a perfectly flaky, sturdy pie crust and all the sweet details of making the perfect Apple Pie, with variations. Crumble top, lattice top, double crust, pie art (yes, that’s a thing!) – we’ll cover it all. Participants will enjoy hands-on experience making pie dough by hand and will take home a prepped pie, ready for the oven! Class will end with a shared pie a la mode.
For all ages. Exercise and enjoy the great outdoors on some of the park’s hiking trails. Each program takes you on a different path. Hikes may include trail sections that are not accessible to strollers or persons with limited mobility.
How are you doing with your new years resolutions? Most of us make resolutions that have to do with health or improving ourselves on some personal level, and Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy may be the perfect channel for reaching your goals! Are you looking to build your self-confidence? Lose Weight? Become stronger? Work on your spirit? Improve your mind? Practicing the martial arts can help you achieve your goals and more by teaching you a way to connect your mind, your body and your spirit.
You’ll feel better about that Thanksgiving indulgence if you come join us for a hike over the Blueberry and Moon Hills of Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield! Best for children ages 7 and up. We will be hiking for a couple of hours on moderate trails. Wear clothing for hiking; bring rain gear as appropriate. Only pouring rain cancels.
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