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Berwick Academy Open House: Spring Admission Sneak Peek
Spring Admission Sneak Peek It's never too early (or too late) to look and learn more. Come experience our community in action by touring campus and staying for our student-run outdoor concert, Woofstock. Enjoy our complimentary BBQ beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tours will take approximately 30 minutes and leave on the quarter hour. This is a great opportunity to see our campus, experience our community, and learn about our newest initiatives including the Walsh Wellness Center, the new Inspiration Commons, and Curriculum 2020. 
Location: Berwick Academy
This year's Audubon Nature Festival features live owl demonstrations with Eyes on Owls!
Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Gloucester Karate Academy is offering a Summer special for new students looking to try the martial arts.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is running a great Summer special for adults and children that is safe, educational and fun! For just $99, you can join the academy classes for the months of July and August, have two introductory private lessons and recieve an official karate uniform. A full schedule of classes is designed to cater to busy family schedules, and provides flexibility in achieving your next goal.
Location: Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy
Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to support every woman’s mothering experience. You do not need to be a breastfeeding mom to enjoy these groups. All aspects of mothering are discussed. Drop-ins welcome! Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months This group meets Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques. For moms, grandmothers, and female caregivers, this support group is focused on adjusting to the first few months of parenthood to support new mothers and their babies.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Monthly Birth Center Tours Birth Center - Anna Jaques (Second Floor)
Come see where you’ll spend one of the most memorable days of your life! If you are expecting, or are considering starting a family, Anna Jaques Hospital invites you to tour our Birth Center and Neonatology Care Center. You’ll get a closer look at our top-notch facilities, see our comfy, well-appointed birthing rooms, and learn about the resources we have for moms and babies who need extra care. See for yourself why AJH Birth Center is consistently ranked in the top 10% on patient satisfaction surveys.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA
Fifth graders at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, spend their year exploring the theme “The Land.” They climb a mountain, visit a granite quarry, look for signs of the last ice age in the local landscape, devise and construct models of earthquake-resistant buildings, and learn about how humans use the resources of our earth. Their capstone experience is a 4-day stay at Chewonki’s Outdoor Classroom in Wiscasset, Maine.
Location: Chewonki Camp, Glen Urquhart School
Prevention is the best bet with sunburn, but there are ways to ease the discomfort of sunburn if your get it.
There are all kinds of warnings out there by medical professionals and government agencies telling us that over exposure to the sun is not good, and we would all like to think that we stay diligent throughout the Summer to minimize our chances of sunburn, but it does eventually happen.  Best practices dictate that prevention through minimal exposure is best. Avoid mid-afternoon 10am - 2pm for full sun exposure, wear clothing and hats that shade your skin from the sun, protect your eyes with sunglasses that block as much sunlight as possible, and use sun screen products with a minimum SPF 15 (SPF 30 is better) on parts of our skin that are exposed during the day. If your skin starts to look pink, step into the shade.
Picture Book Writing Workshop for All Ages
Need Help With Your Picture Book Writing for Cape Ann Reads? Amanda Cook of the Writer's Center is offering a free series of writer's Workshops for all ages on Wednesdays in the Sawyer Free Public Library (Gloucester) These classes are open to all writers interested in working on a Picture Book entry for the Cape Ann Reads (Manchester, Essex, Gloucester, Rockport) project. Classes will be May-October, Third Wednesday of every month, 1-2 PM, Sawyer Free Library.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Manchester Public Library or the Manchester Historical Museum
Children of all ages will enjoy reading, walking, moving, and having fun to two great outdoor books: Stella, Star of the Sea and Storm Whale. These great coastal stories will engage children as they walk along reading each upright sign outdoors.
Location: Manchester Public Library
The SEA program is a 5 day session on the water where kids can learn about the ocean
Join us to EXPLORE all the FUN  opportunities on the ocean this summer with Seaside Sustainability’s Seaside Education Adventure! This exciting and hands-on opportunity for youth (ages 8-18) will highlight not only the local [and global!] importance of the oceans, but also the amazing opportunities for exploration and enjoyment that it offers!  Each participant will receive an Seaside Sus­tainability SEA T-shirt and will be proud to show off their SEAtificate of Qualification!
Location: Tuck's Point