Jupiter String Quartet at Shalin Liu

The Jupiter String Quartet plays the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport Massachusetts

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.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 7pm

Kayak Family Paddle on the Parker River - June

Kayaking basics are taught along with this family kayak exploration at Joppa

Late spring is a great time to experience on-the-water ecology, and kayaking is the perfect way to capture every moment. From wading birds to waterfowl, the salt marshes provide the backdrop to sights and sounds that are uniquely available from the water. Kayaking quietly on the calm waters of the Plum Island Sound, we'll visit secluded areas where we can witness wildlife without disturbing their activities. We may even see horseshoe crabs mating!

Saturday June 9, 2012 9am-1pm

Horseshoe Crab Kayak Paddle

Explore the Crane Wildlife Refuge on a kayak tour in search of horseshoe crab!

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.

Friday June 1, 2012 2-4pm

PMC Kids Ride at Brookwood School

Cape Ann Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride North of Boston Brookwood School Mancheste

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.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:30am-12pm

Pan-Ipswich Challenge

The Pan-Ipswich Challenge traverses Ipswich by trail and raises funds for ECTA

The ECTA Pan Ipswich Challenge is a ~20 mile walk or run fundraiser from the west end of Ipswich (Hood Pond) to the coast (Steep Hill Beach) that will highlight some of the best trails and open lands on the North Shore! Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 through pledges with the proceeds going to the ECTA.

May 5, 2012 8am for walkers
May 5, 2012 10:30 am for runners

Lucky Duck Derby

The Lucky Duck Derby, hosted by Newburyport Youth Services, is a family event

The Lucky Duck Derby, hosted by Newburyport Youth Services, is a family and community event. Don’t be a Lame Duck, join the fun! Participants will 'sponsor' ducks. Children will receive a 'Duckie Certificate' and be able to name their ducks. Up to 2,000 rubber duckies will be numbered and placed in the Bartlet Mall pond. The Big Duck will head out in a row boat and randomly pick the winning ducks!

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 1 - 4 pm

An Introduction to the Moon at IRWS

View the Moon through a telescope at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Undoubtedly, one of the fondest memories anyone can have in astronomy is the moment an individual takes in a first view of the Moon through a telescope. You know, of course, that its surface is covered with craters. But did you also know that there are mountains, valleys, and more exotic features?  Join North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary for a close up look

Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:30-9pm

Spring Birds Art Project

The Spring Bird Art Project will include making art and reading books!

Newburyport Public Library invites children to hear the story [amazon 978-0545086615 inline] by Keith Baker and then create a piece of art inspired by his illustrations. Using many techniques like collage, drawing, pastels, and painting children will go home with an original work to display featuring beautiful spring birds. Grades 2 - 6. Sign up by phone or online

Wednesday, April 19, 2012 10-11am


Anna Jaques Hospital Beth Israel Lahey Health

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
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