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Rachel Simmons, Best-Selling Author and Educator to Speak at Glen Urquhart School

Rachel Simmons, Best-Selling Author and Educator to Speak at Glen Urquhart Schoo

Rachel Simmons, author, educator and leading expert in female aggression will speak at Glen Urquhart School on December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Simmons is the author of New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the winner of a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University, where she began studying female aggression. She has worked with NY Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York Senator Charles E. Schumer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7 p.m.

River Valley Charter School: An Evening with Jean Kilbourne

River Valley Charter School: An Evening with Jean Kilbourne Newburyport MA

River Valley Charter School is proud to invite you to attend an evening with Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., an internationally recognized expert in the impact of the media on children and teens. Ms. Kilbourne will discuss her book, So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. The discussion about how media images in pop culture impact boys and girls and what parents can do about it. Ms. Kilbourne will offer parents essential, age-appropriate strategies to counter the impact.

Filled with savvy suggestions, helpful sample dialogue, and poignant stories from families dealing with these issues, So Sexy So Soon provides parents with the information, skills, and confidence they need to discuss sensitive topics openly and effectively–so their kids can just be kids.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Ashley Merryman: Parenting Elementary School Kids

Brookwood School 4 to 14 Speaker Series Presents  Nurture Shock co-author Ashley

Brookwood School proudly welcomes award-winning journalist and author Ashley Merryman of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, as the first speaker in 2012-2013 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids.  This is an event that every parent should attend to learn how successful parents and educators are helping their children find success in school and in life.

The Tuesday, October 9th lecture, which begins at 7 p.m. is open to the public, and tickets are $10. Click to purchase: Ashley Merryman.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Brookwood School Speaker Series: Dr. Jennifer Bryan

Brookwood School, Manchester MA

Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life. Mark your calendars for our second speaker of the 4 to 14 anniversary season, on February 10, 2016, for an evening with Dr. Jennifer Bryan who will discuss the topics of gender, sexual identity, and helping our kids navigate gender stereotypes. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Eric Carle Book Signing

Eric Carle Book Signing at the Carle Museum in Amherst

Meet Eric Carle! Please join us and plan to arrive early for this special day! Museum Members may enter early at 9:30 am. Museum Members and general public who arrive after 10:00 am will be given general line placement if available. A limited number of tickets will be distributed the day of the event. No advance tickets.

Signing guidelines:

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00am

Dr. Michael Thompson: Protecting The Emotional Life of Boys

Dr. Michael Thompson, phychologist, specialist and author on raising kids.

Hamilton Wenham High School and the Hamilton Wenham Edfund proudly welcomes Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist and author of the New York Times best-seller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys and It's a Boy!: Understanding Your Son's Development from Birth to Eighteen and seven other best-selling books on children and parenting, to the Ferrini Auditorium at Hamilton Wenham High School campus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 7 pm to 9 pm

Meet the Author: Peter H. Reynolds Rose's Garden

EMK Institue celebrates spring with Rose's Garden!
Author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, will join us for a reading and signing of his book, Rose’s Garden on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the EMK Institute in Boston.
The signing will be followed by paper flower making, where participants can write how they want to "make a difference" on their flower petals which will be planted in Rose's Garden at the EMK Institute.

Saturday, april 23, 2016 from 11am to 2pm

Kick Off April Vacation Week with a Free Afternoon of Excitement!

The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin, recipient of a Kirkus Star, is due to hit local bookshelves on April 12, 2016. An action-packed party on the Main Floor of the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, MA is planned for Saturday, April 16, 2016 (12:30-4:30 pm).

Kick off April vacation week with a free afternoon of excitement!

Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 12:30-4:30 pm

HWPL: Toto the Tornado Kitten

Hamilton Wenham Public Library Meet the Author of Toto the Tornado Kitten

Hamilton Wenham Public Library welcomes Toto the Tornado Kitten and owner, author Jonathan Hall on Tuesday, May 10 at 3:30.

Toto was caught in the tornado that hit Brimfield  MA in 2011. Hear Toto’s extraordinary story of survival, then meet Toto and owner, Jonathan.

All ages are welcome, no registration necessary.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 3:30


Adirondack Leadership Program at Gordon College’s La Vida Center

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

Amesbury Days Celebration

Amesbury Days is a celebration of the onset of Summer and community.
Welcome to the 123rd Amesbury Days! It is with great pleasure that we bring together fun and exciting community events to launch summer of 2022. Amesbury Days 2022 has a full schedule of events beginning June 23rd, through July 4th.
9:00 am to 9:00 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

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

Feed the Beach Creatures - Rocky Shore Residents

You can look at, AND touch the creatures in Joppa Flats touch tank! Feeding time is a lot of fun!
It's time to feed our touch tank animals! You can help us with sea stars, sea urchins, and rock crabs from the rocky shore; moon snails, surf clams, and hermit crabs from the sandy beach; and minnows, mud whelks, and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. Assist our animal husbandry team in sorting,...
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Farmhouse Culinary Workshop: Farm to Kitchen

Join Chef Liz Walkowicz in this lively, hands-on cooking class in the Kitchen at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Join Chef Liz Walkowicz in this lively, hands-on cooking class. Participants will learn how to utilize seasonal ingredients from our farm and other local farmers to create an exciting multi-course meal. The menu changes seasonally and each class will provide an opportunity for participants to...
6:00 pm to 8:00 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, July 2

AJH: Childbirth Education Class Options

Support group for moms at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families
Congratulations: you are pregnant!  Anna Jaques Hospital Birth Center class is for mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kite Festival in Marblehead

The Kite Festival at Devereaux Beach is just one event of many in the Marblehead
Come paint the sky with the gang from Kites Over New England ( They will be building the classic Eddy Kite, a diamond shaped kite with a six foot tail. Members of Kites Over New England will be demonstrating their single line and stunt kites. Beginner stunt kite pilots are encouraged...
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Model Boat Building and Regatta

Kids can build a model boat and race it in a regatta on Redd's Pond in Marblehead
This popular event begins with a workshop where participants construct model boats from kits that are provided, and ends with a regatta at Redd's Pond. Family team participation is encouraged. An adult must accompany all children. After constructing your yacht on the grounds of Lee Mansion Gardens...
11:00 am to 3:59 pm

Kids Sail Free on Schooner Adventure!

Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!
Schooner Adventure in Gloucester Massachusetts announces free sailing for kids in 2022!* Sail into history on Gloucester's flagship vessel, a National Historic Landmark and icon of the American fisheries. Enjoy a two-and-a-half-hour sail on historic Gloucester Harbor, America's oldest fishing port...
11:00 am

Marblehead Lobster Lunch

Enjoy a lobster lunch on the lawn in Marblehead over July 4th Weekend!
The Lobster Lunch is back! July 2- 4, 2022.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Newburyport ParksFest

Newburyport Parks presents the annual free ParksFest Concert on Newburyport’s beautiful central waterfront.
Don't miss Newburyport's annual music celebration of American Roots Music on July Fourth weekend. Bring the family to Newburyport's central waterfront for a free concert featuring Grammy nominated artists performing the finest Americana, rhythm & roots music, food trucks, children's activities...
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Summer Saturday Sessions at Appleton Farms

Down on the Farm Summer Concert Series at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts
Join Appleton Farms for their Summer Concert Series at Appleton Farms! Join us on Saturdays this July and August for live music from local artists and bands during our Farmhouse picnics. Grab some food made fresh in the farmhouse kitchen and a spot on the lawn while enjoying the some free tunes.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Fireworks at Salisbury Beach

Fourth of July Fireworks at Salisbury Beach include a campfire and marshmallow roast on the beach.
Salisbury Beach hosts fireworks every Saturday night through the Summer - weather permitting. Each show is preceded by a live concert. They also make an exception on the 4th of July, so grab a blanket and pack up the whole crew for fireworks on the beach!
10:15 pm

Sunday, July 3

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

Newburyport Farmers' Market

Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, meat, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and...
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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