North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

FREE trial classes in honor of Saint Patrick's Day in Beverly MA

The Brady Kenny O'Brien Academy of Irish Dance in Beverly will be offering FREE trial classes in honor of Saint Patrick's Day! Come try a class on Tuesday March 3, 10 or 24, 2015 and experience a piece of Irish culture. We offer classes for children of all ages, starting as young as age 3!


Art and Nature Summer Program, Camp at Sparhawk School in Amesbury MA

Sparhawk is the premier independent progressive day and boarding school on Boston's North Shore where the intellectual vitality of each student's educational experience is considered paramount. We build strong community, encourage collaboration, and respect the uniqueness of each individual.  We create real and tangible experiences that stimulate curiosity and inspire inquiry.  Students are encouraged and guided in their journey toward deep understanding across disciplines, and benefit from positive adult and peer mentorship, secure in the knowledge that their strengths, needs and interests are recognized.

Location: Sparhawk School


Debbie & Friends use original songs to tell stories that children know and love.

A live Debbie & Friends show is a trip for the entire family—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone’s favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.

Location: Regent Theater


MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

Location: MIT Museum


A comic illustration by Veronica Fish

Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites early released middle and high school kids to a comic & cartooning workshop with artists/graphic novelists Andy and Veronica Fish. “Jazz, Rock n’ Roll & Comic Books are uniquely American art forms.  Born out of comic strips in the 1930s comic books became increasingly popular with GI’s during WWII and have grown and developed in the 80+ years since they first appeared.”  This session includes lessons on creating characters using shape, art styles, cover a brief history of the art form and then feature a hands on demo.This is a hands-on demonstration that’s not just for artists! Supplies will be provided, but you could bring an extra pencil (just in case).


Calling all dads! Bring your kids to  Peabody Institute Library Danvers for a Sa

Children and their dads (granddads or male role models) are invited to join us for a fun filled hour for donuts and light refreshments. Plus story time, crafts and music and movement.


Help kids programming at Emma Andrews Library and enjoy some great soup on Soupe

Emma Andrews Library and Community Center invites you to the library for a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter afternoon! Come enjoy the library and some great food and leave knowing that the price of your meal will go to fund children's Summer programming! Choose from 3 soups (served with crusty bread) and a selection of home-made desserts. Suggested Donation $5.


Get kids interested in learning to read by having them read to a dog named Blu!

A dog in the library? Yes! Welcome to Blu, a black lab therapy dog who needs some doggie down time. Children can sign up for a 10 minute session to read to Blu in a comfy section of the library. The ages of the readers can vary - if your child wants to flip through a picture book and tell Blu about it, that is just fine! It’s great for Blu, who gets some snuggle time, and great for the children who get to practice their oratory skills with a very special pup.


Come enjoy a Saturday morning together with your child at Manchester Public Libr

Manchester Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to a Saturday morning session Books, Msuic, Crafts and intentional time together.  For kids ages 0-8.


Come to a FREE showing of 'The Lorax' at the Parker River NWR in Newbury Massa

Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on a  cold winter afternoon watching a great FREE film on the big screen in the comfort of the visitor center auditorium for a free showing of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax ()! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. The Friends of Parker NWR will even provide popcorn and bottled water (for a suggested donation).


Pedal to End Cancer American Cancer Society Manchester Athletic Club, Manchester

The Manchester Athletic Club will be hosting the annual Pedal to End Cancer Fundraiser on Sunday March 1, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. along with over 60 clubs throughout New England. It is a 3-hour Indoor Cycling event with an effort to raise funds towards the American Cancer Society.All members and non-members are invited and encouraged to join us to honor cancer survivors , raise awareness about reducing the cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight this terrible disease. If you are interested in participating we still have bikes available!


Come get a preview of prom fashion at the Manchester Community Center

You are invited to the first ever Prom Prom Trunk show brought to you by the Manchester Community Center.  You do not want to miss this event! A fun and exciting evening packed with the latest fashions including dresses & tuxedos, hairstyles, jewelry, make-up and great ideas to help make your Prom Night special. This event is free and open to the public! It is not too early to prepare for the prom season.  There will be coupons, great raffle prizes as well as complimentary snacks and beverages.


Clark School private school in Rowley MA

Have you ever wished you could touch a whale? From the inside? Clark School in Rowley MA invites Kindergarten and 1st grade students to meet internationally renowned Whale Specialist and Educator, Cynde McInnis, as she introduces students to her 43 foot inflatable Humpback Whale, Nile. Ms. McInnis will teach students about the beloved marine mammal. Adults can tour the new campus in Rowley, and learn more about the benefits of a Clark School Kindergarten education.

Enrollment is limited! Please register with Clark School!

Location: Clark School


Kids will learn how easy and fun it is to their own lunch at Williams-Sonoma

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Stuck in a lunch box rut? Join us for this series of classes where we’ll go beyond the basic PB&J. You’ll learn how to make some fun and tasty lunch foods that will satisfy kids and parents alike. Suitable for ages 5 - 13.


Walk on the Wild side with Harbor Seals at Joppa Flats Education Center!

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center and begin with a 45 minute indoor introductory program in the Lookout (second floor) about Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walrus). Then, we’ll carpool to an on-the-beach viewing area where we can see the harbor seals hauled out on the rocks at low tide at the mouth of the Merrimack River.


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