Fireflys, also called lightning bugs, appear for only a few weeks in the early summer to delight us with their luminous nighttime dance and light show. In June, the fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show. Learn about the life of a firefly then go on a walk led by the park interpreter, to observe firefly behavior and see them close up. Bring a net or jar to catch fireflies. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! For the young set that loves nature, the park interpreter will lead a three-part preschool aged program that includes a Story, Craft & Walk that involves outdoor exploration. A different nature topic each week so come every week! Rain or shine. Wear appropriate walking shoes, sunscreen and bring water.
Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for a full day of family fun ahead of our 125th anniversary! We invite families in Lynn and surrounding communities to participate in art-making activities, hands-on demonstrations, and more during April school vacation week.
Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites you and your kids to a Pajama Storytime & Pajama Drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. [amazon 978-0988221222 inline] is a beautifully illustrated book that combines the hopefulness and high aspirations of children with a mission of providing warm pajamas for all. Come hear a reading from the book's author and do a craft with the illustrator!
Join us for story time, light refreshments and children's art activities as we celebrate the work of children's book Author/Illustrator Frances Wosmek. The program is generously sponsored by the Goldhirsh Foundation and is free and open to the public.
Wenham Museum invites you to come in costume, as a monster, dragon or dinosaur and hear frightfully fun stories, create monster print art and play silly monster games. Explore Wenham Museum’s spring exhibits: 'Draw Me a Story: Paper Monsters' with Ed and Rebecca Emberley a display of lively monster art and 'Pop Goes the Book!' an exhibit of engaging pop-up books. All Ages.
Join Ms. Katie at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for stories about the sky and things that fly! After the stories, children will make a super-soaring paper rocket, and enjoy some tasty treats. Designed for ages two and older, no registration necessary. Open to the public at no charge.
Select weekends this fall, let us help you explore the fall foliage of Ward Reservation. With craft activities, games, story times, and scavenger hunts to take with you on the trail, we have all you need to create a memorable nature adventure fit for the whole family. Activities can be found up on Holt Hill. Drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm Story Times at 10:30 and 12:30
Head to Gloucester Stage for some Halloween fun! Enjoy a live retelling of the your favorite Halloween stories and stick around for Halloween cookie decorating afterwards! Memebers of the GSC Youth Acting Workshop will be performing selections from It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,by George M. Schultz, The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg, and Benny the Bat by George Ulrich. Wear a costume and get a holiday treat!
Kids ages 3-10 are invited to Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy at ipswich Public Library! Wear costumes to this Halloween program held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. It is free of charge and no registration is required. Jim Manning (previously offered Super Hero Training) will train young ghost hunters in the rigors of being an official ghostbusters - silly, not scary!
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