Andover

First Day Hike at Ward Reservation

Enjoy a First Day Hike at the Trustees of Reservations' Ward Reservation in Andover!

The first day of the new year is best spent outside! Join Danielle Sugrue for a First Day Hike at Ward Reservation. Start the new year with a mindful walk to the top of Holt Hill then set intentions for the new year around the solstice stones. Warm up with some hot chocolate and walk in to the this new year with a clear vision.

When: 
Sunday, January 1, 2023 11am-1pm
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Run for the Troops 5k

The Run for the Troops 5k honors our military and help build homes designed for the unique injuries of specific soldiers.

The Run for the Troops 5k walk/run honors our military and help build homes designed for the unique injuries of specific soldiers. Run for the Troops 5K is a tax exempt 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that was initially formed to raise funds to support the mission of Homes For Our Troops. Homes For Our Troops builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide to severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. In recent years our mission has expanded to support the Veteran services provided by Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm, and Homeland Heroes Foundation.

When: 
Sunday, November 14, 2021 9am-12pm

Farmers Markets on the North Shore

You'll find locally grown food and much more at farmers markets on the North Shore, north of Boston Massachusetts.

The North Shore of Massachusetts has some of the most fertile soil in the United States and the farms of the region produce wonderful produce and other foods that you can buy directly at the farm, or it comes to you via a local Farmer's Market. Farmer's markets aren't just a place to get your favorite local seasonal foods, it s a community! The markets vary from town to town, and in addtion to the farm goods,  you'll enjoy live music, craft and other vendors, and some even have activities to keep the kids busy while you shop!

North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 2, 2022

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. This market is organized through the cooperative efforts of local residents, business owners, and town officials. These volunteers, working within the North Andover Merchants Association, are committed to offering consumers an opportunity to have access to quality, locally grown produce and goods, right in the center of downtown North Andover

When: 
Sundays, June 19 – October 2, 2022 10am-1pm

Family Pop-Up Days

Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones and has panoramic

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

When: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 10am-1pm
Story Times at 10:30am & 12:30pm
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February Vacation Drop-In Family Day

Addison Family of American Art hosts a day of family activities during February vacation in Andover Massachusetts

Are you looking for something to do with your family during February vacation? You’re invited to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Addison Gallery of American Art and how exhibitions come together through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Those of all ages are welcome, and children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10am-Noon

A House for a Mouse

Harold Parker State Forest

A family-friendly stroll down a forest path. We’ll read a story about animal houses and then we’ll go explore some real animal habitats along the trail. Do you know where birds live? Chipmunks? Beaver? Come join us and find out! We recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. 

Appropriate for Pre-K to K level. Program will meet at the nature center at the entrance to the campground, 133 Jenkins Road in Andover

When: 
Friday May 13, 2016 10:00-11:00am

Summer Solstice Yoga Hike at Ward

Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones and has panoramic

Join HER Wellness & The Trustees to celebrate the summer solstice at Ward Reservation! Participants will enjoy hiking up to the solstice stones to practice an all-levels yoga flow under the sunset and glowing moon. There, we will embrace the sun reaching its highest peak and welcome the fruitful summer upon us, both inside and out! Handcrafted herbal tea and bath salts created for the astrological moment will be provided, along with self-care tips for the summer season.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:30-8:30pm
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Adirondack Leadership Program at Gordon College’s La Vida Center

Arts & 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....
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Valentine Cookie Decorating for Teens

Teens are invited to try their hand at cookie decorating at Hamilton Wenham Public Library
Try your hand at cookie decorating using pink, red and white frostings in small piping bags along with little confections and a slew of embellishments. You will have 5 heart-shaped cookies of varying sizes to decorate.
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Knitting Club at Essex Library

Come try your hand at knitting at the Essex Library! Ages 6 and up
The TOHP Burnham Public Library in Essex hosts a knitting club for anybody aged 6 and up! Children ages 6 years and older with an adult-Learn the basics of knitting AND sewing with Ms. Christine. No experience necessary! Build hand strength and dexterity which will support fine motor skills....
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Volunteer Fari at the Community House

Volunteer Fair hosted by the League of Women Voters of Hamilton-Wenham at the Hamilton Wenham Community House
Come one, come all! Hamilton-Wenham Volunteer Fair - Wednesday, February 8th @ The Community House. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Hamilton-Wenham, MA and The Community House. FREE and open to all. Come find your volunteer opportunity with over 40 local organizations under one roof!
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 9

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician,...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Arts & 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....
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Friday, February 10

Salem's So Sweet Festival

Salem Massachusetts' retailers have some sweet surprises in store during the Salem's So Sweet Weekend Festival
Don't miss historic downtown Salem's sweetest event of the year. Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 17th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition...
9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Winter DROP IN Preschool Farm Explorers

Farm Explorers is a great way for preschoolers to explore Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!
Winter is in the air and the animals of the farm and woods have prepared themselves for winter. Can we find their signs, like homes, tracks, and caches of food? What happens in winter around the farm? We invite little farmers to experience life at the farm in winter. Through farm “chores,” age-...
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Friday Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Join Thbe Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays and Saturdays
Every day is full of a list of barnyard chores we need to get down to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy! Let’s get to work.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday, February 11

Salem's So Sweet at The Gables

Come to the House of Seven Gables to celebrate Salem's So Sweet and Valentine's Day! Massachusetts
House of Seven Gables celebrates Salem's So Sweet and Valentine's Day with a day of festive events including Ice Sculpture Viewing, a scavenger hunt, Family Valentine Crafts and more!
1:00 am to 3:00 pm

Salem's So Sweet Festival

Salem Massachusetts' retailers have some sweet surprises in store during the Salem's So Sweet Weekend Festival
Don't miss historic downtown Salem's sweetest event of the year. Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 17th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition...
9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Bootcamp for Dads at Beverly Hospital

Beverly Hospital hosts a bootcamp for new fathers who want to prepare for their new life role.
Beverly Hospital is having a bootcamp for first time fathers! If you are a first-time father, prepare yourself for the joys and challenges of fatherhood. In this class you’ll hear from other dads; ask questions and more.  This class meets from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and is designed for fathers only....
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sing & Dance with the Music Man

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10am for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician,...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Happy Hearts Teddy Bear Tea

  Surround yourself with love this February during Salem’s So Sweet Festival with the Good Witch of Salem at the Hawthorne Hotel
Surround yourself with love this February during Salem’s So Sweet Festival. Join the Good Witch of Salem for a magical family-friendly party at the Historic Hawthorne Hotel in Downtown Salem. Located in the Grand Ballroom, all attending will be captivated by the elegance and charm upon arrival.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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