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Northshore YMCA invites kids from all over to visit the YMCA on Healthy Kids Day!
Get ready for the best summer ever! Join us for fun games, camp information and more. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the public. Activities include Bouncy House Obstacle Course, Family Zumba, Beverly Public Library Bookmobile, Hoola-Hoop training, camp open house, zip line, and much more! For more information please email Carol Meyer, Special Projects and Events Coordinator 978-564-3911.
Location: Cabot Street YMCA, Cape Ann YMCA, Haverhill YMCA, Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, Salem YMCA, Ipswich YMCA, Plaistow Community YMCA, Danvers Community YMCA, Lynn YMCA, McPherson Youth Center YMCA
Waldorf School Summer Programs for NorthShore Children and Families
Outdoor explorers and budding artists alike will enjoy exciting adventures throughout our Moraine Farm campus. Hands-on activities help to inspire a personal connection to the earth and foster a sense of stewardship. We will enjoy a balance of activities including outdoor exploration, art, songs, stories, water play and of course, we will get our hands dirty exploring the farm.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Explore the trails of Woodsom Farms with naturalists from Joppa Flats Education Center!
In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session, particitpants will explore the trails of Woodsom Farms with naturalists from Joppa Flats Education Center! .
Location: Woodsom Farm
Beverly MA Independent School. Pre-K to 8 grade Waldorf at Moraine Farm Open Classroom Tour
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 8:30 to 10:30, families of students entering grades 1-8 are invited to Waldorf School at Moraine Farm to learn more about Waldorf education. Parents and children can speak with teachers, parents and students, and experience for themselves some of the activities that enliven a Waldorf classroom. Observe Main Lesson being taught in Grades 1- 8. See our teachers make experiential learning a reality through music, movement, art, and nature. Tour begins at 8:30 am.
Location: Waldorf School at Moraine Farm
Women Honoring Women Luncheon to present the Wellspring Award. Hosted by Wellspring House Gloucester Massachusetts
Each year, the Wellspring Award is given at the Women Honoring Women Luncheon to honor women whose lives and work realize Wellspring's vision of a just society by helping to meet basic human needs and participating in social change. Join us for the 19th Annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon with keynote speaker Massachusetts State Attorney General Maura Healey.   Click here for tickets.
Location: Double Tree By Hilton North Shore
The Motif #1 5k and kids fun run takes place on Motif #1 Day in Rockport, Massachusetts
This 5k Road Race and Kid's Fun Run is a great way to kick off Motif #1 Day! The 5k road race and 1 mile fun run that starts and ends at T Wharf in beautiful downtown Rockport. Run the race and then spend the day with your family enjoying the fun, food and entertainment of the day-log festival.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Sidewalk Chalk art at Motif #1 Day in Rockport Massachusetts - a day of family fun!
Bring the family to Rockport for a full day of activities on Motif No. 1 Day! Hosted by Rockport Festivals, this festival celebrates Rockport across the arts through the symbol of Rockport’s famous fishing shack, Motif No. 1, the subject of countless paintings and photographs throughout the last century.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Mother's Day fun for NorthShore Families
Join us this Mother’s Day for an adventure with the classic characters from Beatrix Potter! Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning with the mischievous Peter Rabbit and his friends! Attendees will explore the farm and meet some of the classic characters such as; Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Johnny Town Mouse, Tom Kitten and more! Visit Mr. McGregor’s garden, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s kitchen, Jemima Puddle Duck’s nest and Hunca Munca’s doll house.  After your adventure, join us in the Carriage Barn for light refreshments and meet our farm animals in the barnyard.  Kids will also make a beautiful potted lettuce garden inspired by Peter Rabbit as a gift for mom!
Location: Appleton Farms
Run the Flag Day 5k and raise funds for Massachusetts Veterans who have sustained serious injury in the line of duty
The 1st LT Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund is hosting the 5th Annual Flag Day 5K road race. The 5K walk, run, or jog will go through the beautiful town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. We will be going back to Cashman Park for our registration and post race reception that will include live music from Dalton and the Sherrif's, food and drinks for all! Funds raise will go to benefit Massachusetts soldiers (and their families) who have sustained serious career-ending or life-altering injuries while serving on active duty.
Location: Downtown Newburyport, Cashman Park
Kids Con New England 2017
Kids Con New England is the first and only comic book convention just for kids in New England! Promoting art education & literacy through comics, with fun activities for the whole family, artists, facepainters, balloonists, jedi training, play with pirates, superheroes meet & greet, fun games, mask making, costume contests, coloring, learn cartooning, kids sketch-off, and more! This is an event you don’t want to miss!