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Runs Swim and bike a triathlon at The Trustees of Reservations' Crane Beach in Ipswich MA!
Run, swim and bike a YMCA sponsored triathlon at Crane Beach in Ipswich Massachusetts!  The course is a ½ mile ocean swim followed by a 2 mile beach run consisting of varied terrrain (sand, rocks, grass, pavement, and trails) and a 9 mile bike ride finishing back at Crane Beach.
Location: Crane Beach
Camp out on Castle Hill this Labor Day Weekend in Ipswich!
Spend an adventure-filled Labor Day weekend camping at the Crane Estate! The Trustee's special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. There will be a camp out dinner and s’mores around the fire on Saturday night, and breakfast provided on Sunday morning. After you pack up on Sunday morning, you are welcome to spend Sunday afternoon at the beach (parking in the lot by the Barn only).
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
015 Dover Mini Maker Faire a Huge Success!
The Children's Museum of New HAmpshire has the Dover Mini Maker Faire down to a science it seems. The 2015 Dover Mini Maker Faire was a huge success so register early because Dover Mini Maker Faire sure to be a blast. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.
Location: Children's Museum of New Hampshire
Join the team at Maritime Gloucester for a Plankton Safari every Tuesday and Thu
Come to Maritime Gloucester and discover what lives near the bottom of the oceanic food chain using digital microscopes! Does the term plankton define a certain species? No! It is a term used to describe the enormous biomass of microscopic sea creatures ranging from nascent shrimp, fish and jelly fish to the tiny frye of lobster and squid.
Location: Maritime Gloucester
Marini Farm hosts Doggie Maze Days as a fundraiser for the Ipswich Humane Society! Come bring your pet to the corn maze and get lost with other pet owners!
The Ipswich Humane Group is teaming up with Marini Farm in Ipswich to host a Doggy Maze Daze Fundraiser to support the Ipswich animal shelter. One weekend only Marini Farm will open the corn maze for pet owners and their four legged friends! Guests can bring their canine companions and get lost in the maze!
Location: Marini Farm
YMCA of the North Shore Programs
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Programs for youth and teens, like swimming lessons, sports leagues and the arts. HEALTHY LIVING:  Improving the nation's health and well-being Programs for adults and families, like fitness, adult sports leagues, road races, family nights and birthday parties. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back to our neighbors and friends Fundraising and volunteerism, as well as housing, community outreach and educational certification programs. View Program Guides:
Whole Foods Market has the best lunch box foods for Lynnfield, Andover, Swampscott children and families
Whole Foods Market will introduce you to kid-friendly foods with parent-friendly ingredients that the whole family will enjoy. They make it easy for parents and children going back-to-school to get back to a healthier routine. WFM will help with fun, colorful and creative recipes for every meal.
Marini Farm Corn Maze Flashlight Nights. Ipswich MA
Grab a flashlight and conquer Dragon Quest, Marini Farm’s 2016 eight acre corn maze, after dark.Ten miles of winding paths and mysteries of the dark will confuse and challenge maze adventurers of all ages. Traveling through the maze at night is a totally different experience, which requires more perseverance and focus to get on track in the right direction. Make it a maze party, family outing or social time with your friends, and don’t forget to bring your high powered flashlights to illuminate your way. Dragon Quest is open for flashlight nights on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, starting on September 23rd and continuing through October 29th.
Location: Marini Farm
The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze is pirate themed! Kernals of Gold in Ipswich MA AAAArgh!
The 2016 Marini Farm Corn Maze is dragon themed this year! This is not your typical corn maze; it is both educational and interactive. There are over 18 stations strategically placed throughout the maze with answers to a game sheet that you will be given before entering. With over 10 miles of pathways, you will be able to note your progression by the amount of answers you find on your game sheet. A finished game sheet is a finished maze!
Location: Marini Farm
Harvard College Information Sessions & Tours
Visiting is a great way to get the feel of everyday life at Harvard College. Take the opportunity to meet our current students and explore the Cambridge/ Boston area. Admissions officers, often with undergraduates, present information and answer questions about admission to the college, financial aid, academics, extracurricular activities and residential life at Harvard. Tours are led by current undergraduates and provide a perspective on daily life on campus.

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