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Family Adventures In Reading

Story Teller Alicia Quintano leads Family Adevntures in Reading at Swampscott Library!

Family Adventures in Reading brings together children and adults to enjoy entertaining and thought-provoking presentations of outstanding picture books. Professional Storyteller Alicia Quintano will lead families as they share and reflect on their responses to the stories that explore character-building concepts such as courage, fairness, and persistence. Each 90-minute session includes an engaging, interactive presentation and a related craft program.  The session concludes with an introduction to a library service and socializing over light refreshments. The books draw on a variety of cultural traditions including those that predominate in the neighborhoods where the program is offered.

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Saturdays, March 5 - April 16, 2016 11am - 12:30pm

Stories and Songs with Cinderella

Meet Cinderella at the Wenham Museum!

Meet Cinderella against the magical backdrop of Ruth Sanderson’s fairytale illustrations in the museum’s new exhibit, A Magical Journey Through Fairytales.  Cinderella will read stories and sing songs with visitors.  Fairytale or magical dress-up attire encouraged!  Space for this program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Thursday, February 19, 2016 10:30-11:30am
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Library Open House with Daisy Nell

Music stories and family fun featuring Daisy Nell at the TOHP Library in Essex!

Daisy Nell and Captain Stan visit the TOHP Burnham Public Library in Essex for an open house! Enjoy songs from Daisy's popular children's books Rocky at the Dockside, The Stowaway Mouse and Tilly and the Pirates.  There will also be tours, snacks, door prizes and crafts!

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Friday, February 5, 2016 1-5pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 10am-Noon

Mike and Mary Anne at Sawyer Free

Come to Sawyer Free Library for a reading of Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovert

Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making at Sawyer Free Library. Listen to the story of [amazon 978-0395169612 inline], create your own art and then climb aboard and explore a cool construction vehicle! This is a great hands-on learning experience for children ages 2 and up!

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 10am - Noon

Sense of Wonder Walks: Evergreen Trees and Cones

Enjoy the spirit of the season and take home the fragrance of the forest at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: ©Bill O'Connor

Enjoy the spirit of the season and take home the fragrance of the forest. We will read [amazon:978-0060281892:inline] by Margaret Wise Brown. Then we will visit the forest to identify a variety of evergreens by their shape, needles, cones, and fragrance.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015 1:30-3pm

Halloween Playtime Stories at GSC

Come see a live performance of your favorite Halloween Stories at the Gloucester Stage Company!

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!

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Saturday October 31, 2015 10-11am

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Sports Camps, Speciality Camps, Day Camps in Danvers MA

Manchester 375th Scavenger Hunt

The Manchester Essex Conservation Trust Scavenger is a healthy challenge for the entire family!
—During the month of September explore conservation lands, learn a bit about Manchester’s history, and have some fun! Accept the challenge to visit multiple locations at surrounding conservation areas, learn some history and celebrate the 375th Anniversary of the founding of Manchester by the Sea!...
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport for public viewing!
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the 22nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay Exhibit September 12 through October 2 featuring 50 site specific sculptures by local artists addressing this year’s theme, ‘Reach’ within the magnificence of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Look for the large...
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Seaside Stroll & Birding Basics

You and your child can learn the basics of birding at Halibut Point State Park
Come to Halibut Point State park for a seaside birding session! Stroll our seaside treasure with birding basics. Listen to the symphony of bird calls while enjoying the shoreline and extraordinary views of  the ocean, bay, and beyond. 
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

The Flying Horse outdoor sculpture exhibit features works by Taylor Apostal annd many others at Pingree School in Hamilton Massachusetts
The 12th annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School. Once again, Pingree will display more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as the...
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Rowley Farmers Market

Rowley Farmers Market - a seasonal open-air market every Sunday July-September on Rowley Common
The Rowley Farmers Market is an open air market held on Sundays on the Rowley Town Common.  There's always a great selection of fresh local produce, food stuffs and locally hand-made goods.
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Corn MAiZE and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers

Corn MAiZE, Maze and Haunted Attractions at Connors Farm - Danvers, Massachusetts
Come to Connors Farm to find your way through this year's maze, "The Music Maze"! Enjoy many family fun activities! After completing the maze, stay and have some fun around the farm. Children enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides, and most of all, visiting the barnyard animals.
9:00 am to 5:59 pm

Trails & Sails 2021

Explore the North Shore with over 150 Free Events in Essex National Heritage Area's Trails & Sails celebration.
Essex National Heritage Area sites will offer over 150 free family fun events from September 17-26, 2021 for the annual celebration of TRAILS & SAILS. Discover special places in your backyard and be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in...
9:00 am to 5:00 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

Coastal 5k Run/Walk for the Beach

Runners, walkers and kids are invited to particitpate in the Coastal 5k Run/Walk for the Beach
Calling all runners and walkers--and their children--who love our North Shore beaches. Sign up for the Annual Coastal 5K Run for the Beach! Enjoy a green road race* on a great course while helping to protect our local beaches and marine life! The course starts at Dane Street Beach, goes through...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saugus Iron Works Tours

Free Ranger guided tours at Saugus Iron Works as part of Trails and Sails
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for a tour of the industrial site which will include operating water wheels and discussions on the iron making process. Stay for a second presentation, a demonstration of blacksmithing techniques.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lynn Woods Trails & Sails Walk

Hike to the Stone Tower at Lynn Woodsas part of trails and sails!
Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2021 walk through to Dungeon Rock to Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen...
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Farmstead Cheese Tour

Tour Valley View Farm's goat cheese operation as part of Essex Heritage's Trails and Sails!
Visit Valley View Farm to learn about Essex County's largest farmstead goat cheese maker. See nubian goat herd, learn about cheesemaking, see the cheese cave and sample cheeses. Cheese and farm products available to purchase.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Marini Farm Corn Maze

The 2020 Marini Farm Corn Maze in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Come to Marini Farm for a fun journey through our corn maze! The Maze Park, corn maze, farm stand, bakery and other attractions provide a great destination for kids birthday parties, school trips, corporate team building, scout outings, and family activities. Marini Farm is located in beautiful...
10:00 am to 10:00 pm

North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 7, 2018.
The North Andover Farmers' Market brings local produce and foods to the heart of North Andover every Sunday!  The market will take place in the center of town at the intersection of First Street and Main Street.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Fair in the Square

Come to Salisbury's Town Common as we bring creative folks and a ton of shoppers together for a great day!
Come to Salisbury's Town Common as we bring creative folks and a ton of shoppers together for a great day!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Magnolia Farmers Market

Come enjoy the Magnolia Farmers Market on Lexington Ave every Sunday!
The Magnolia Community Farmer’s Market will reopen in June of 2021 with a full line up of vendors, followers, entertainment and community purpose.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sail on the Schooner Fame

Take a sailing tour aboard Schooner Fame of Salem for Trails & Sails 2021!
Set sail on a full-scale replica of the famous 1812 privateer schooner FAME. Launched in 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our new FAME takes the paying public for cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen and men of war have been making history for 400 years...
11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Long Hill Garden Tours

Tour the Spring Gardens at the Trustees of Reservations Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts!
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to tour the gardens at Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts! Join our expert guides for a tour around Long Hill’s stunning Sedgwick Gardens and learn more about the special plants it’s most known for. In addition to learning about what plants are in...
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday Sessions at Appleton

Join the Trustees on Saturdays this summer for live music from local bands during our Farmhouse Wood-Fired.
Join us on Saturdays this summer for live music from local bands during our Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms. Grab a pizza and beer and a spot on the lawn while enjoying the music and the perfect pizza picnic on the farm. On days with special events, such as our Farmers Markets, Local Beer...
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Blacksmithing Demo at Saugus Iron Works

Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration during Sails and Trails
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration.
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Notch Traveling Biergarten at Castle Hill

Come to the Notch Brewery Biergarten at the Trustees of Reservations' Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
The Notch Traveling Biergarten is stopping by Castle Hill. Enjoy a tasty session beer while taking in the magnificent views from the Grand Allee. Bring a picnic lunch or grab a bite from onsite vendor Empanada Dada. A limited number of picnic tables will be available.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vintage BaseBall at Spencer-Peirce Little Farm

Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Photo: Matthew Muise Photography
It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was...
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hamilton-Wenham Pop-Up Farmers' Market

Hamilton-Wenham Community House hosts a Popup farmers market on the front lawn!
The Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham is hosting a pop-up farmers market as part of the Shop Local HW Fall Festival. The Farmers' Market will take place on the lawn in front of The Community House and Festival Parking will be available across from The Community House in the Senior Center lot...
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees at Farmhouse Wood-Fired every Thursday through Sunday, throughout the summer and fall. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a perfect wood-fired dining experience surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Appleton Farms. The menu will change weekly, featuring local and...
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fireman's Muster in Salisbury

Join the fun of the Fireman's Muster in the heart of Salisbury MA
The Town of Salisbury hosts a fireman's muster as part of Salisbury Days! Come join the fun with your family and watch the teamwork involved in this New England Tradition!
1:00 pm

Brocklebank Museum Open House

Explore the Brocklebank Museum in Georgetown as part of Trails and Sails!
Visit the Brocklebank Museum, built in the late 1600s, with ties to the abolitionist movement and the famous Beecher family.
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Public Skate & Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Nature Walk & Movie at Veasey Park

Join the Friends of Veasey and Groveland Garden Club for an all ages informational nature walk to learn about the native species at Veasey Park.
Join the Friends of Veasey and Groveland Garden Club for an all ages informational nature walk to learn about the native species at Veasey Park. Followed by a showing of Fern Gully in our Great Hall.
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Beverly Harbor Fest

Families are invited to the Beverly Harbor Fest for an afternoon of family fun at lynch park iun Beverly Massachusetts
After a hiatus due the pandemic, Harbor Fest is BACK!  Due to the exciting development at the Pier, we're moving venues to Lynch Park in Beverly. There will be activities by Coast to Coast Paddle, YMCA, Salem Sound Coastwatch and More, music by Music Street, & lots of food options including Joe...
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday, September 24

Farmhouse Wood-Fired at Appleton Farms

Join the Trustees at Farmhouse Wood-Fired every Thursday through Sunday, throughout the summer and fall. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a perfect wood-fired dining experience surrounded by the idyllic beauty of Appleton Farms. The menu will change weekly, featuring local and...
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Blacksmithing Demo at Saugus Iron Works

Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration during Sails and Trails
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration.
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

A Spiritual Quest Weekend at Hilldale Cemetery

Hilldale Cemetary is on of the North Shore's most active paranormal spots!
Join Essex County Ghost Project on a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2021.  The gates open at 6:30 pm and at 7pm we will start exploring one of New Englands most haunted sites. There have been reports...
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Star Party with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club

Join the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club in a Star party at Battis Farm
Clear skies allowing, come out under the stars and look through telescopes provided by NSAAC volunteers. See the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter, along with a collection of deep space objects like star clusters and nebula, some over 25,000 light years away. Dusk will limit initial viewing...
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 25

Sculpture at Maudslay

Artists will install their sculptures at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport for public viewing!
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the 22nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay Exhibit September 12 through October 2 featuring 50 site specific sculptures by local artists addressing this year’s theme, ‘Reach’ within the magnificence of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Look for the large...
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Manchester 375th Scavenger Hunt

The Manchester Essex Conservation Trust Scavenger is a healthy challenge for the entire family!
—During the month of September explore conservation lands, learn a bit about Manchester’s history, and have some fun! Accept the challenge to visit multiple locations at surrounding conservation areas, learn some history and celebrate the 375th Anniversary of the founding of Manchester by the Sea!...
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Seal Paddle in Newburyport

Join the Merrimack River Watershed Council on a wildlife-focused kayaking trip with Plum Island Kayak.
Join the Merrimack River Watershed Council on a wildlife-focused kayaking trip with Plum Island Kayak. We will be joined by a naturalist from the Seacoast Science Center.
7:30 am to 11:00 am

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

The Flying Horse outdoor sculpture exhibit features works by Taylor Apostal annd many others at Pingree School in Hamilton Massachusetts
The 12th annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School. Once again, Pingree will display more than 50 works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as the...
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

CoastSweep: Rockport

Some coastal trash is accidental like this lobster pot washed up by a storm. CoastSweep Cleanup Rockort Massachusetts
As part of COASTSWEEP 2021, volunteers are encouraged to come to Cape Hedge Beach or Long Beach to help in
8:00 am

SalemRecycles E-Waste Recycling

SalemRecycles hosts an electronics recycling event!! Salem Massachusetts
Salem residents & property owners (with ID or tax bill) can recycle e-waste on the last Saturday of the quarter at Salem High School, 77 Willson St.
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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