Come and meet, cuddle, brush, scratch, talk, and sit with our hand-raised cows at Appleton Farms! The mild heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Visit our scenic and historic dairy farm and enjoy an hour-long Cow Connection session with our two Jersey Dairy Cows, Gray and Jasmine.
Presenting the joyous, fun filled music of Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Haydn’s delightful "Clock" Symphony. We conclude with Brahms' incredibly powerful, yet lyrical Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring the incredible pianist Michael Lewin. If this doesn't bring everyone out of their seats nothing will.
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Landmark School empowers students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities to thrive. Join us for a Landmark Summer Experience!
Daily one-to-one tutorials, guidance from highly trained teachers, and customized programs help students thrive. Small classes provide opportunities to test out new skills and be truly engaged in learning without pressure or judgment. All of our students have a similar learning profile so your student will never get lost or overlooked.
Deb Kaneb and Gus, a Certified Reading Partner and Therapy Dog, are back and looking forward to hearing stories read by YOU! Reading with a certified reading dog helps to build confidence with a safe, nonjudgmental partner. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment and make sure to bring a favorite book or allow time to pick out your just right book at the Library.
DCR hosts a live animal demonstration at Halibut Point State Park to celebrate Earth Day! Live animal ambassadors will visit Halibut Point with educator, Richard Wolniewicz. Learn about these animals’ behaviors, habitats, challenges they face, and how we can help them. Co-sponsored by Friends of Halibut Point State Park. For all ages.
Interesting hikes, natural history topics to explore, hands-on projects, and real wildlife data-collection opportunities will be based on your input and interests in this exciting club for teens. This is your chance to get involved behind the scenes with Mass Audubon's science and conservation work. The club meets one or two Saturdays a month in a spring/summer session and fall/winter session. We also take one field trip each session to connect with other local organizations, learn more about environmental issues in our communities, and find out how you can make a difference.
The Yukan Run Triple Threat Race Series is a half marathon, 5K and 1 mile race. There's something for everyone in the race series - serious runners, kids, enthusiasts and even walkers are invited to race! Proceeds from the races go to local charities like The Open Door. Sign up for one or all three races, it will be a great morning filled with healthy fun!
Celebrate with art, conversation, and drop-in crafts for children and adults! This is the biggest holiday of the year for IRWA, and we’re ready to celebrate. Join us to decorate fish, make cardboard river-themed creature costumes (shad? herring? stickleback? turtles? which one is your favorite?), and more! We’re making costumes so that next week, on April 29th, we can parade down Main Street to the riverwalk in our creations. Ipswich’s own Monarch Gardener will be donating native seeds that pollinators love so you can help our local pollinators thrive!
Lynn Woods - The South Side Lynn Woods is one of the largest municipal forests in the United States at 2,200 acres. Walden Pond (not Thoreau’s) divides the park into northern and southern sections. In this walk we’ll explore the older, south side of the park following mostly wide Ox paths.
Each year on the first warm rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools where they breed. If you happen to be out on one of these evenings, the experience can be spectacular. Tonight, a part of the sanctuary will be transformed into a Big Night scene. Participants will take a one-hour guided walk along the Vernal Pool Trail, where they will meet some interesting characters who will share some facts and stories about themselves, vernal pools, and this special time of year.