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Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Glen Urquhart School is launching a new energy initiative with the installation of solar panels that will dramatically reduce its overall energy usage.

Glen Urquhart is one of the only schools on the North Shore to install such a large solar venture. The new 55-kilowatt system supplied and installed by Solect Solar will provide 36 percent of the schools overall electricity and avoid 105,000 pounds of Co2 emission, which is equivalent to six homes or greenhouse gas emissions from nine cars, and the amount of carbon sequestered annually from ten acres of pine forest.


Brookwood School Summer Camp 2014 Manchester MA

Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination.


Deborah Hoffman to speak at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA

Deborah Roffman will speak at Glen Urquhart School on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Roffman is a nationally acclaimed educator and author of Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' "Go-To" Person about Sex . She has more than thirty years of experience teaching kids and their parents about human sexuality. Roffman’s frank and vibrant pep talk will give parents the inspiration and tools needed to tackle the subject of sex with their kids.


Do you just love to make crafts, all kinds of crafts? Stop by the Children's Program Room to make the craft of the day! Come for a quick visit or stay for the hour, we will have supplies, you bring the creativity! Grades3-6. Drop-in.


Children ages 4 & up are invited to come to the Newburyport Library's Lego Day!

Children ages 4 and up are invited to come to the library Lego Club. This is a drop-in program requiring no sign up.  Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm. (We will have Duplos for the younger kids.) Show off your building skills or just get creative.


Experience Eastern Point Day School, Gloucester Ma

Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on Wednesday, April 2, from 9:00 to 11:30 am to meet the dedicated faculty and students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community for children and families to thrive.

Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative and dynamic environment. Tuition rates have been reduced to support EPDS's mission to provide an exceptional education to our Cape Ann communities.

EPDS offers rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid.

For more information, please visit or email at


D Day stands for Daffodil Day at Sedgweick Garden in Beverly Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations invites you to bring the family for a celebration of spring’s arrival at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens. There's carpets of bulbs in bloom, aself-guided daffodil walk, a craft in the Children’s Garden, and for the third year, guided tours of the mansion, free refreshments and people can Pick-Their-Own daffodil bouquet at the PYO Flower Fields.  This day is sure to brighten everyone’s spring! Self-guided tours and refreshments.


Kerry St Pierre's Winning entry for 'Chalk on the Walk' 2013 in Cambrdge Massach

Be dazzled by a colorful chalk drawing created by the award-winning screever (a pavement chalk artist), Kerry St. Pierre. You may want to jump right in alongside Mary Poppins! Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day creating your own masterpiece that will last until the rain washes it away. All ages Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Location: Wenham Museum


Revere Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee is sponsoring a Spring Carnival Fundraiser from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Showcase cinemas route 60, 565 Squire Road Revere, MA 02151.

The carnival fundraiser will feature rides, games and food. ALL NEW EXPO WHEEL, Vertigo and the Freakout along with many more exciting carnival rides. In addition, there will be a petting zoo daily.


Come enjoy a free open house during April Vacation at Lynn Museum!

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for FREE family fun. Every half hour there will be a story time for kids and each child that attends the program will receive a free children’s book on behalf of the Museum and the Lynn Literacy Campaign.


Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Open House Week for Toddlers and preschoolers.

Join us during our Open House week April 22-April 25 and you'll experience our The World at Their Fingertips curriculum in action. Built around extensive research, 21st century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, The World at Their Fingertips curriculum introduces the concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.  We invite you to explore our enhanced infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs at any one of our nearby centers.


Marblehead teens are encourage to join the Rotary's Talent Show!

The Marblehead Rotary is offering local high school students an opportunity to show off their talents and a chance to win some great scholarship money! Open auditions will happen weekly at Marblehead High School Auditorium from March 11 - April 1, with semi-finals happening on April 8! 5 Finalists will be chosen to perform at the Marblehead's Got Talent Fundraiser at the Boston Yacht Club on May 2!


North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs.

Check out North Shore Community College Youth Programs this summer. NSCC is offering a lot of super cool classes and all we need is YOU!  Have fun while getting to know other kids who share the same passions and interests as you. 

With the whole summer ahead of you, take that blank slate and add some color, creativity, new skills, technology, and friendships to your palette!  Turn an ordinary summer into an extraordinary one that offers you time for fun in the sun as well as some time to take a class in one of your favorite subjects!

Attend classes at our Beverly Campus at the Cummings Center and our Danvers Campus. Parents, while you may have children at our Danvers Campus from 9 AM – 12 Noon, taking Vet Science, American Girl Doll, or Cooking, you can also drop a child off at our Beverly Campus in time for 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM classes including Legos Robotics, Art, Painting and Drawing, Cartooning, and Digital Photography, and be back in time for pick up in Danvers at Noon!

Afternoon classes at our Beverly Campus will be busy with the very popular Minecraft and Video Gaming classes.  We also offer specialty classes for kids including Acting, Storm Chasers for our weather enthusiasts, Art, and American Red Cross Babysitting. 

Plus, Baseball Clinics are at Frasier Field in Lynn, with the collegiate North Shore Navigators team.

Look over the options.  We promise you fun, interesting, and challenging classes taught by the best instructors ever!  

Classes may cancel if minimum enrollment requirements are not met. Please register early.  Your registration may be the enrollment that makes the class run or be cancelled! 

Thank you for choosing North Shore Community College!

Until this summer!

Nancy Tracy

Youth Programs, North Shore Community College


YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.


Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!


Kids explore the signs of Spring with water colorist Brenda Sloane at IRWS

Join watercolorist Brenda Sloane in a monthly program that combines nature and art. We will start with a walk on the sanctuary to observe the topic of the month. We will then return to the Nature Center to create a follow-up work of art.


Minecraft Club at the Hamilton Wenham Public Library

The Minecraft Club is run by teens, for all ages who play well with others. Registration will take place on club days. The club will meet every Wednesday at 2:30 pm. Bring your own laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. Beginners and advance players welcome.


Parent of Teen Workshop at Amesbury Public Library.

The Amesbury Public Library invites parents to a three session workshop focusing on the goals and needs of a developing teen, fostering cooperation and responsibility, setting limits and problem solving. Registration is required.  When you register for one program you are registered for all three sessions. Contact Margie Walker.


Wenham Museum 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins. Visit Wenham Museum

At Wenham Museum, discover the magical world of Mary Poppins as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic Disney family film. Based on the books by P. L. Travers, Disney’s musical film Mary Poppins revolves around the Banks family and their nanny, who blows into London “on the East Wind” in 1910 and takes the family on a series of adventures while teaching them lessons about life and love along the way. Explore a whimsical 1910 nursery, climb on Admiral Boom’s house-ship, make your own chalk drawings like Mary’s friend Bert does, and see how much fun it can be to do chores and tidy up the nursery if you just add “a spoonful of sugar.”

Location: Wenham Museum


Kids are invited to the pajama time book reading at Sawyer Free Library.

Wear your comfy pjs, bring your favorite teddy bear, and hunker downfor an evening of stories, songs and lullibies! Perfect for preschoolers at bed time!  Meets in the children's library. No Sign up necessary!


The Fast Chicks 5k raises funds for local families & celebrates active women!

The Fast Chicks 5k is a Hamilton-Wenham Mother's Club sponsored community fundraiser race that celebrates active women and raises funds for a selected charity each year.  There's also a FREE kids race - a 100 yard dash! Now in it's third year, the race begins and ends at Patton park and funds raise this year will go to the Wellspring House, a North Shore organization based in Gloucester that empowers individuals and families to live more secure lives through basic needs assistance, education and job training.

Location: Patton Park


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.

New this Year! Two new workshops for middle school students, “The Art of Leadership” and “The Art and Craft of Songwriting,” taught by Head of Glen Urquhart School Dave Provost. An all new program for children ages 4 to 5 taught by Joy Sullivan. A new afternoon option “campus kids” for children ages 4 to 8 and many new specialty workshops for all ages.


Community of Song – An Intergenerational Choir Concert for the Community Featuri

Open to children in grades 1 – 8 from all communities on the North Shore, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction.
Complete our online registration form today!

The Children's Choir provides and ensemble experience that allows students to develop musically as individuals, while contributing to the joy and artistry of singing together with their peers.  We believe that students of varying ages can learn from each other by leading and working together to create something beyond the individual.

Location: Gordon College


Celebrate Spring by syeing eggs with your family at the Cape Ann Waldorf School

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cape Ann Waldorf School in Beverly MA will host an Easter egg decorating and dyeing event. Kids will create pretty eggs with a variety of coloring ideas and embellishments with all sorts of crafts supplies. Kids can create Easter eggs as fun, interesting, and unique as they are!


Gore Place Sheep Shearing Festival Waltham MA for North Shore Children Families

Back in the day of sophisticated New England, folks wove their own scarves and knitted hats, gloves and sweaters from real wool shorn from bleating sheep by "Renaissance men" like Kevin Ford and Andy Rice. That vanished era of self-reliance will return Saturday, April 26, 2014 to Gore Place for the 27th annual Sheep Shearing Festival when visitors can learn some everyday skills that flourished when the Federal-style mansion was built in 1806.

Location: Gore Place


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