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Come to the Newbury Public Library for a free showing of Peter Rabbit!
The Newbury Town Library will be showing Peter Rabbit (Rated PG). Popcorn and water provided. No registration required.
Location: Newburyport Public Library
Healthy Kids Day coincides with Earth Day at the Ipswich YMCA!
Healthy Kids Day is an annual event that inspires parents and kids to stay moving and learning all summer long. On April 20th at the Ipswich Family YMCA will collaborate with the Town of Rowley Conservation Commission on Earth Day to celebrate Healthy Kids Day with fun and free activities that promote the health and well-being of children.
Location: Ipswich YMCA
Appleton Farm's Kids in the Kitchen program is geared to children aged 6-9
The farm is coming alive in April and there is so much to do! Dig into vacation at Appleton Farms and become a farmer for a day (or 5)! You’ll get to help care for our animals, learn to grow and eat farm fresh food, create natural crafts, and explore the farm as it wakes up to spring!  Your little farmers will come home with stories of adventure, a deeper understanding of where their food comes from, a sense of responsibility, and memories made with new friends. 
Location: Appleton Farms
Earthday Celebration at Beverly Bootstraps Massachusetts
Join us in celebrating our precious Earth. Every day at The Thrift Shop is a recycling day but this special event help us all to focus on helping our planet thrive. All items have been donated by the community. Some up--cycled goods will be available as well as garden art, jewelry, home goods, usable items, fun gifts, and more. All proceeds benefit Beverly Bootstraps.
Location: Beverly Bootstraps
Mass Audubon's Camp Wildwood in Rindge NH offers a wide variety of overnight programs for kids, teens and families!
Wildwood is a multidimensional summer program for young people ages 9 to 17 focusing on active exploration of the natural world. Wildwood also offers a special 3-day mini-camp for ages 7-8, and a family camp offering safe, quiet and natural settings for a unique family experience. Owned and operated by Mass Audubon, Wildwood is a place where friendships are formed and respect for the environment is forged. Campers arrive curious about nature and leave committed to the preservation of our natural resources.
Location: Wildwood
Join Change is Simple Inc at Camp Paradise in Beverly Massachsuetts for an afternoon of epxloration and fun!
Join Change is Simple, Inc. during Earth Month for an Afternoon of Exploration at Camp Paradise in Beverly. Learn about ways to help the planet every day, how to build an electric bike, and experience hands-on workshops for kids. Kids must be accompanied by adults.
Location: Camp Paradise
Sparhawk School Amesbury MA
Build, explore, design & create at Sparhawk School's Day of Play. This highly interactive event is filled with family friendly activities celebrating nature & play-based learning. Our incredible staff will guide your family through experiential stations designed to inspire and spark creative thinking. This is an indoor and outdoor event, so please dress for the elements and for a messy good time!
Location: Sparhawk School
Totally wired sculpture with Brian Murphy at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester Massachusetts
Brian Murphy is a self-taught artist who started Totally Wired Sculpture in 2002. His work can be seen as lighthearted line drawings in the medium of steel wire. The goal of each piece is to create a kinetic movement from the tension in the wire so that the figures seem to dance or sway on their own and appear enlivened! Come to this demonstration and learn how to make your own!  No experience necessary an all supplies with be supplied.  Please register at the library.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Sandy Bay Junior Sailing Program in Rockport Massachusetts
Sandy Bay Sailing Program offers sailing lessons to sailors of all ages and abilities; from beginners to racers and cruisers, ages 8 and up. Kids will sail in a beautiful bay out of T Wharf in historic Rockport, Mass.  SBYC offers quick access to ocean sailing at its best.
Location: Sandy Bay Yacht Club
Come share your pride in Ryal Side and help remove the trash that has been left and collected in our parks and on our streets over the winter. Ryal Side is the best neighborhood in this city, let’s do our part to make it the most beautiful! Please bring your work gloves, rakes, brooms, shovels, etc.
Location: Ryal Side Civic Association

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Big Apple Circus 2019 - at North Shore Mall in Peabody MA

Big Apple Circus at NorthShore Mall in Peabody MA
The Big Apple Circus brings together the most acclaimed circus acts from all over the world. See horizontal juggling for the first time in America, our award-winning aerial duo Desire of Flight, the astonishing quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze, horses and dogs, clowns, acrobats, and so...

Parent & Child Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm - Beverly MA

Parent & Child Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm - Beverly MA
Parent & Child Classes at Waldorf at Moraine Farm - Beverly MA. Parent and Child classes offer parents, grandparents, and caregivers the opportunity to learn about child development, Waldorf education and parenting the young child all within a home-like environment at our beautiful location on...
9:00 am to 11:30 am

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos

Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos
Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play....
10:15 am to 11:15 am

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months

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 questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

Come to Mendel Observatory for stargazing sessions every Wednesday night.
The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obse
7:00 pm

Saturday, April 27

Day of Play at Sparhawk School

Sparhawk School Amesbury MA
Build, explore, design & create at Sparhawk School's Day of Play. This highly interactive event is filled with family friendly activities celebrating nature & play-based learning. Our incredible staff will guide your family through experiential stations designed to inspire and spark...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

AJH: Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Haverhill  MA
Congratulations: you are pregnant! This class is for mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures. Topics covered include: Anatomy Labor & delivery...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

AJH: Birthing with Hypnosis

Anna Jaques Hospital Birthing with Hypnosis
Relax, clear your mind, and experience the positive effects of self-hypnosis during pregnancy and birthing. Class focuses on easy and natural relaxation techniques. If your birth plan does not embrace a firm decision for an epidural, this is a great option for you and your partner. Recommended to...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
10:00 am to 9:00 pm

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Art Week at Sawyer Free: Family Printmaking

Sawyer Free Library celebrates Art Week with a print-making workshop!  Learn printmaking with Coco Berkman! Just bring yourself (and your family) any time between 10:00-2:00pm. All ages welcome.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Art in Bloom at MFA - Boston

Art in Bloom at MFA - Boston
Celebrate the return of spring with Art in Bloom, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and flowers. Enjoy exquisite art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs. Professional designers delight with creative designs...
10:00 am to 3:45 pm

Book Nook at MPL

Book Nook with Miss Melanie at Manchester Public Library
Book Nook is a weekly story time program for all children and families, ages infant through school age. Come and listen to stories, play games, sing songs, play with toys and build relationships with other families! Enjoying time in the Book Nook is a great way to startyour Saturday.
10:30 am to 11:30 am

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Families can learn through hands-on science at MIT Museum's Idea Hub in Cambridge Massachusetts
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 for kids ages 12 and up.
Where: MIT Museum
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Family Tour at Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum Family Tours in Gloucester Massachusetts
See the Museum through the eyes of a child with this animated family tour of paintings, sculpture and maritime objects. Learn to think and see like an artist, a fisherman or quarry worker. Created for children ages 3–12 with their caregivers.
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm