Explore the extremes of the solar system and beyond during this weekend of live presentations and activities. Meet scientists who design and work with space missions, and check in with Curiosity, the new rover expected to land on Mars in early August.
Yankee Homecoming is proud to present The UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY as their closing Water Front Concert for 2011. This Band is a select group of professional musicians that have been entertaining audiences for over twenty years. The members are highly talented musicians who bring to each concert the skill and knowledge gained from years of study and performing experience - a great show! This exceptional performing unit delivers programs chosen to highlight the diversity of America’s musical & cultural heritage.
Unleash your inner detective with this unique opportunity. Get your hands dirty using state of the art technology to characterize a fish by its DNA and protein structures. Work with our own Mary Kay Taylor, and with Emily Chandler of the Large Pelagics Research Center (http://tunalab.org) to learn the latest techniques for identifying and labeling fish meat. This is our newest marine science class. Due to inquiries it has been opened to curious adults.
Kids Bowl Free is a program where select bowling centers offer free bowling to kids all summer long. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
The Newburyport Department of Public Health, Division of Community Nursing will sponsor an informational program on ticks and Lyme disease in the Newburyport Public Library’s Program Room. This event will feature three local specialists: Dr. Joseph Gross, Dr. Ames Ziegra and Dr. Esteban Cuebas-Incle.
We'll hike to the observation tower and along the edge of Bunker Meadows in search of wetland wildlife. We will then explore Beech Island, a little-known gem near the Ipswich River.
The Jupiter String Quartet is a particularly intimate group, consisting of violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel (older sister of Meg), and cellist Daniel McDonough (husband of Meg, brother-in-law of Liz). The quartet chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation, and the astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four.
Join The Trustees and Essex River Basin Adventures for a guided kayak paddle of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. During this specialty paddle, we will set off by boat in search of migrating horseshoe crabs in Essex Bay. Price includes kayak rental and equipment, tour guides, and launch fees. To register within 48 hours of a paddle, please contact the beach office by phone.
Brookwood School is proud to host its fourth PMC Kids Ride. We hope to hit the $15,000 mark with funds raised by kids in Manchester, Massachusetts and the twenty-six surrounding communities represented by riders in past years. Many kids, many bikes, one mission: cure cancer. Kids of all ages find fun, camaraderie, and inspiration in bringing us closer by the mile to the cure for cancer with donations to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
We'll hike to Rockery Pond and learn about the building of its famous rock grotto. While we're enjoying flowering shrubs in the beautiful woodland garden, we might get a glimpse of the pond's newest architect, the beaver!
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