Theater in the Open starts their 2014 performance season with Harlequin Mother Goose: A Higgeldy Piggledy Panto! The year is 1764… And in the town of Olde Newbury, at Hoyt’s Lane and Main, there lives an old dame, whose name is Jane Crane! Please join us once again in ye olde Panto-land, where we’re counting on you to lend us a hand! You’ll meet an old woman who lives in a shoe, with Little Bo Peep and Little Boy Blue, but, wouldn’t you know it, the shoe rent is due, and the owner, Baron Bromfield…something something…fondue! Well, you get the idea. We’ll have an eight-foot-tall bird, a caper of clever clowns, and plenty to cheer for and boo at with the whole family this June in Maudslay State Park.
Kids and their families are invited to the Ipswich Museum for a fun session of stories, singing and dancing! "Sally Patty" the doll and local storyteller Sharon Grimes will be here at 3pm for storytelling, song and dance. This program complements our winter exhibit “Focusing on the Child,” featuring objects, images, and family-friendly activities. First floor rooms open for viewing. Exhibit features a "Kid's Corner," with modern and reproduction toys for hands-on play.
Kids are invited to a fun, interactive morning of music and movement with Sarah Gardner at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers! Sarah's act includes the audience as part of the band. With a set of romping songs, kids get to sing, dance and play along to their favorite stomping, jumping, flying, twirling songs. Come join the fun - Sarah keeps the kids playing, singing and dancing!
The Newbury Town Library invites kids to perform some acts of chivalry! Come to the library to learn about the Middle Ages -- knights, swords, chivalry, and so much more! After the interactive presentation we will be making our own shields! Please register in advance at and please bring a large cardboard circle for your shield (like the circle from a pizza box).
The Newbury Town Library wants kids to get moving! Did you make a New Year's resolution about health and fitness? Come learn about jump roping, one of the best exercises for you, at the library and maybe find some inspiration!
Join the fun in the cozy Barn where Victor Atkins, Ipswich River's resident storyteller, will share stories about the season, followed by a cookie-decorating workshop. All you need to bring is your imagination! Participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own nature-inspired cookie masterpieces with the help of Sherry Pearl, a professional cookie designer. An optional walk will conclude our morning.
The Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Holiday Fair is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Come enjoy engaging and fun family activities while you peruse wonderful hand made crafts and unique products that make great gifts! You'll also enjoy great food and help in fundraising along the way!
Join us as we share a children's nature story before we explore the woods, fields, and wetlands of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. This month we'll focus on animals preparing for Winter by foraging nature's harvest.
The Newbury Town Library wants to help nurture the comic book artist in your household! Explore Super Heroes as Modern Mythology during this comic book workshop presented by author Dana Perkins, writer of The Mighty Thor Saga (published by Marvel Comics).