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After-school activities include lending a hand with conservation work, eco-splorations, journeying as a waterdrop from land to sea, uncovering secret tales, journaling, mapping/orienteering, and hiking our forest, wetlands, and mountainsides. 
Location: Ravenswood Park
Children's Tour of the Trustees of Reservations Stevens-Coolidge House in North Andover
May is Historic Preservation month and we are celebrating by offering Preservation focused programs throughout the month. May 4th and 14th, join the The Trustees of Reservations with your family for a NEW tour offering of the Stevens-Coolidge House. This hands-on family friendly tour will bring the past to life for you and your child. Stories, photos, and objects allow kids to consider differences and similarities between the past and today.
Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place
North Shore Community College Youth Programs and Kids to College Programs. Summe
Want to learn to be a computer programmer? Start here with this 3-D educational software course that will challenge you to create interactive stories, animations, and games. Alice’s environment provides an engaging platform to learn about programming design by creating 3-D characters, backgrounds, and stories; Next, learn to  use the programming tiles to make those objects interact in compelling ways  that will allow you to: Build Cool Stuff, Challenge Your Mind, Seek the Answer, Have Fun, Change the World.
Location: North Shore Community College
Kids will compete against each other in Salem Library's Cupcake Challenge!
Kids aged 10 and up are invited to take part in the the Salem Library's Cupcake Challenge!  This competition ecnourages kids to create and decorate the ost beautiful, delicious and hilarously weird cupcake they can.  Register by phone (978-744-9667) or in person in the Children's Room. Open to grade 5-12
Location: Salem Public Library
Newburyport Farmers find organic locally grown produce, mea, dairy Newburyport
The Newburyport Farmers Summer Market celebrates local fresh produce every Sunday morning rain or shine!  Start your Sunday browsing fresh North Shore local produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood in an open air market atmosphere! Food and beverage vendors offer fresh hot coffee, breakfast treats and delicious food. Live music every week!
Location: Tannery Marketplace
Come see the Marblehead High School Senior Art Show at Abbot Library
Come to the Abbot Public Library May 9 – June 2 to step into Marblehead's own version of the Van Gogh's Starry Night. This inspired theme will be the backdrop for this year’s Marblehead High School's Annual Senior Art Show. The show will exhibit different media, from photographs to busts to paintings, all created by the students of the class of 2016. Many of the pieces have won awards in art competitions and are truly spectacular to look upon. The opening night reception will be on Monday, May 16, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Abbot's art gallery.
Location: Abbot Public Library
Come see the Marblehead High School Senior Art Show at Abbot Library
Come to the Abbot Public Library May 9 – June 2 to step into Marblehead's own version of the Van Gogh's Starry Night. This inspired theme will be the backdrop for this year’s Marblehead High School's Annual Senior Art Show. The show will exhibit different media, from photographs to busts to paintings, all created by the students of the class of 2016. Many of the pieces have won awards in art competitions and are truly spectacular to look upon. The opening night reception will be on Monday, May 16, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Abbot's art gallery.
Location: Abbot Public Library
Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces
Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 22th season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann! Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts! Seven weeklong workshops reveal the diverse traditions of art around the world. This Cape Ann summer studio is the perfect setting for your child to express and explore their creativity! Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 22nd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists.
Location: Annisquam Arts
Babysitting Certificate Course at North Shore Community College
Are you ready to start your own babysitting business? Learn the skills needed to be the best babysitter around! Working with a Certified Health Care professional, cover all key areas of safety and child care to ensure you know what to do when you report to work. Plus, go home with your own NSCC Certification card so you can get your business going ASAP! North Shore Community College Kids to College
Location: North Shore Community College
Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!
Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-7pm. On May 23, 2016 the chess club will hold a tournament for their players!
Location: Abbot Public Library

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