The Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) manages charitable funds for both donors and nonprofits, awards grants, teaches best practices to nonprofits and their boards and convenes peer groups large and small to provide networking, higher education and economies of scale in Essex County Massachusetts. In their mission of community outreach, they have compiled an extensive list of available scholarships for student on the North Shore and Essex County.
This Breakheart Reservation program is for the younger set. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars and camera. Appropriate for children 5 years and up. Meet at: Visitor Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus. Tel. (781) 233-0834
The Gold Star Run for Honor is a 5k, 10k, kids fun run or 1 Mile Walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi Iraq.
Join the staff at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site National Historic Site for a blacksmithing demonstration. Learn about the nail-making process and watch the creative process from a trained blacksmith. Come early or stay for a second presentation, an industrial site tour. Part of Trails & Sails 2021
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. Part of Trails & Sails 2021
Join Sawyer Free Library, the Boston Bruins and Cradles to Crayons in their goal to collect new pajamas for kids in need! The Boston Bruins will be hosting their 13th Annual PJ Drive from February 1 - March 15. The drive will benefit Cradles for Crayons and DCF Wonderfund, two non-profits that ensure positive living conditions for children.
The Saugus Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will start on Jackson Street at 9:00 am to Cliftondale Square along Lincoln Avenue to Central Street then onto Winter Street to the Veterans’ lot at Riverside Cemetery for graveside services including an invocation and a '21 Gun Salute'. The parade will re-form and march to Saugus Town Hall for the memorial ceremony with Grand Marshall WWII Veteran Louis DeSouza, Sr.
U. S. National Park Rangers will be running hands-on activities about how cast iron was made at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in the 17th century for Trails & Sails 2021. Join us at the Saugus Iron Works for our annual iron pour and get a glimpse of what work was like here in the 1600's. Enjoy various family friendly activities and mold making demonstrations while waiting for things to heat up! Set-up begins at 10:30am and the pour will take place at about Noon. Part of Trails & Sails 2021
Breakheart Reservation is hosting maple sugaring tours of the reservation. Come see how maple sap is collected - one drip at a time - and processed into a naturally sweet sugar and syrup. These tree to table tours are fun and informative and kids will love learning about this unique tradition that was taught to European settlers by native Americans upon their arrival in the New World! Admission helps fund the reservations' maple sugaring program!
U. S. National Park Rangers host an event at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for Trails and Sails! Join the staff as we compare and contrast the differences of two water sources within the park, the Saugus River and the Saugus estuary. Take part in hands on water testing of two bodies of water less than 200 yards apart. Explore the “checkup” of the water by participating in a few simple tests to determine how healthy the waters are. Part of Trails & Sails 2021.
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