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Race to Nowhere Screening in Manchester

Race to Nowhere is a critically acclaimed film about the pressures of US Schools

Do you feel like your kids are on a race through their childhood in school? The Manchester Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Class will host a screening of the critically acclaimed 'Race to Nowhere', where a concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. It is destroying our children’s love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students. This film focuses on the issues facing children in the school systems of America today, and leaves you thinking about what it really takes to produce a happy, motivated, creative human being.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Showings at 5:30 & 7:30

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

NYS hosts a meeting for grandparents who find themselves in the role of parenting their grandchildren.

Join Newburyport Youth Services in a "Judgment Free Zone" to discuss the how grandparents are handling the stress of parenting again. These sessions are meant to provide a time and a place to share feelings, experiences and resources to support each other together.  This program is hosted by NYS and facilitated by Kathleen Shaw, LicSW.  Free childcare and activities for kids are provided during this meeting - and a FREE light dinner is served!

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Second Wednesday Monthly Through June 10, 2020 5:30-7pm

Parent Training & K-1 Our Whole Lives Orientation Program

OWL Parent Training program oreinetations at the First Church of Ipswich

Join us at The Meetinghouse for an amazing opportunity for parents of young children to learn about opening a dialog about sexuality. The first Sunday of February will be a Parent Orientation and Training; co-led by ‘OWL’ Facilitators and Ran Morgan-Courant from Planned Parenthood; the ‘start’ of the program with children will be Sunday, February 9th.

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Sunday, February 2, 2020 8-10am

New England Parenting Sale & Baby Expo

Natural Parenting Expo at Todd Farm Market in Rowley Massachusetts!

The New England Family Market will be held at Todd Farm Antique and Flea Market.  
Route 1A. Rowley, Massachusetts. The vast fields of Todd Farm just finished it's 45th season a the premiere market of it's kind on the North Shore.  If you are looking to make a weekend this a weekend trip there is always something new, different and exciting here every Sunday in the summer. Plan to get here early, bring your family and friends and be part of the best flea market around.  

When: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10am-6pm
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Brookwood School Speaker Series: Richard Louv

Brookwood School, Manchester MA Parent Education Event Meet the Author Richard Louv

Celebrating its six year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life.

Mark your calendars for our next 4 to 14 Speaker Series event when we host bestselling author Richard Louv on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are now available.

Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.
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Brookwood School Speaker Series: Dr. Jennifer Bryan

Brookwood School, Manchester MA

Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life. Mark your calendars for our second speaker of the 4 to 14 anniversary season, on February 10, 2016, for an evening with Dr. Jennifer Bryan who will discuss the topics of gender, sexual identity, and helping our kids navigate gender stereotypes. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.
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Happiest Baby on the Block Parent Training

Dr. Harvey Karp is known for helping parents raise happy babies and toddlers.

Please join Pathways for Children for the upcoming [amazon 0553381466 inline] parent training! This training is great for first time parents as well as “seasoned” caregivers interested in learning Dr. Karp’s methods for soothing and calming babies. Participants receive a free video and swaddling blanket in addition to valuable resource information. 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:30-8pm

Learn Infant Massage

Learn Infant Massage at Pathways for Children in Gloucester Massachusetts!

Pathways for Children offers an infant massage class for expectant parents and parents of new borns! This free class (2 sessions) is offered through the MA Department of Early Education & Care Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant and the generous donation of time & talent of Vickie Greenaway, LMT,CEIM of New Beginnings at Insideout Health & Wellness.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11am-12:30pm
Friday, December 6, 2013 11am-12:30pm
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Summer Sessions

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Faerie Houses in the Gardens

Explore the gardens in a fun and magical way at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover Massachusetts!
Explore the gardens in a fun and magical way! Moonrise Fae have made faerie houses and nestled them in to corners of the garden. Join us to explore and let your imagination lead you on an adventure among the flowers.
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 3:59 pm

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

Home & Food Truck Show | Topsfield

Home and Food Truck show at the Topfield Fairground in Massachusetts
April 20th & 21st. FREE admission and FREE parking. All INDOORS & Enjoy the Food Trucks outside. Speak to leading home industry professionals to plan your spring home projects.
10:00 am to 6:59 pm

All Family Field Trip: Spring in the Tide Pools

Explore the tide pools of Sandy Point Reservation with Joppa Flats Educators
Come explore what nature has in store at some of our most amazing wild places on the north shore. Our engaging and experienced staff will introduce families to local beaches, forests, and wetlands to make observations in nature, identify wildlife, and enjoy hands on science activities outdoors....
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ipswich Homegrown Market

Ipswich Homegrown Market on the Middle Green in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Every Thursday through the Summer, you will find fresh local produce and other foods from local vendors at the Middle Green in Ipswich Massachusetts! Come enjoy this weekly community event featuring local growers, makers, artists, and dreamers.
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Evening Stroll at Maudslay

Enjoy and evening stroll with the park interpreter at Maudlsay State Park in Newburyport
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the seasonal changes at Maudslay. 
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

STOMP at Lynn Auditorium

Come to the Lynn Auditorium in Massachusetts to see STOMP - a live experience of dance and percussion!
After 29 years and 11,475 performances, STOMP closed in New York City on January 8, 2023, and went on tour. STOMP - a live experience of dance, rhythm and percussion is coming to Lynn Massachusetts!
8:00 pm

Friday, May 31

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Swan Boat Rides in Boston Public Garden

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide
The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.
10:00 am to 3:59 pm

Home & Food Truck Show | Topsfield

Home and Food Truck show at the Topfield Fairground in Massachusetts
April 20th & 21st. FREE admission and FREE parking. All INDOORS & Enjoy the Food Trucks outside. Speak to leading home industry professionals to plan your spring home projects.
10:00 am to 6:59 pm

Faerie Houses in the Gardens

Explore the gardens in a fun and magical way at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover Massachusetts!
Explore the gardens in a fun and magical way! Moonrise Fae have made faerie houses and nestled them in to corners of the garden. Join us to explore and let your imagination lead you on an adventure among the flowers.
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Music Together - Friday

Marblehead, Beverly Farms, Hamilton, Salem, Peabody Music Together
Music Together® is a research-based music & movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grown-ups who love them. Music Together® classes make it easy for parents/primary caregivers to play a crucial role in activating their child's music development. Classes are 45 minutes...
10:30 am to 11:15 am

Kidleidoscope

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is a chance for preschoolers to explore the park, enjoy a story and make a craft!
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...
11:00 am

Friday Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms

Join The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Every day has a full list of barnyard chores we need to accomplish to make sure our farmyard friends are happy and healthy. Let’s get to work! Join us for our special, hands-on Family Farm Chores program held on Fridays and Saturdays! Get on your muck boots – your whole family will get to be...
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Saturday, June 1

Babson Farm Quarry Self-guided Walking Tour at Halibut Point

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focus on its stone-cutting history!
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations!
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Marblehead Farmers' Market

Find fresh local produce and other foods at the Marblehead Farmer's Market!
The Marblehead Farmer's Market boasts 15+ local farms, and booths with an educational spin nutrition, vendors and farms selling homemade prepared goods and craft vendors that are switched up in a rotation basis week to week. Additionally there are entertainers and exhibits by environmentally...
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Crane Outdoors: Kayak Adventure on the Castle Neck River

Take a guided kayak paddle adventure on the Castle Neck River with the Trustees of Reservations!
One of the best was to enjoy the natural beauty of the Massachusetts North Shore is kayaking the placid waters of the Great Marsh—the largest continuous stretch of salt marsh in New England, extending from Cape Ann to New Hampshire. The Castle Neck peninsula on the Crane Estate is a vast barrier...
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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