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Cooking Classes for Kids and Teens in Beverly MA
Summers are a blast at Eurostoves! Our summer kids classes run Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4th) from 10AM-1PM. You can sign up for one or two classes, the whole week, or several weeks. Each week is a different theme and feature completely new menus for 2016. Classes are intended for kids and teens ages 8 and up. All classes are taught in our spacious, state of the art teaching kitchen and are led by professional chef-instructors. All classes conclude with a feast! Sign up here and we'll see you this summer!
Location: EuroStoves
Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, Andover and Swampscott MA
Summer vacation is so close that kids are dreaming of pool toys, soccer balls and tasty picnics! School may be wrapping up, but delicious learnings are just a click away. Whole Kids Foundation® has tons of easy, free tools to keep healthy conversation at the center of your time together this summer.
Hike the Riverbend Conservation Area with Essex County Greenbelt Association!
Join West Newbury residents and Greenbelt Outdoor Adventure Team members John Dodge and Patricia Reeser for a 90-minute walk through Riverbend Conservation Area in West Newbury. (See Map or download/print) The wooded, somewhat hilly land borders the Merrimack River and promised lovely views. See if you can find some of the remains of what once was a ski hill.  Refreshments will be served during a brief post walk discussion. FREE. RSVP.
Location: Riverbend Conservation Area and River Road Trail
Come Explore Maudslay State Park on a Firefly Expedition!
Fireflys, also called lightning bugs, appear for only a few weeks in the early summer to delight us with their luminous nighttime dance and light show. In June, the fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show. Learn about the life of a firefly then go on a walk led by the park interpreter, to observe firefly behavior and see them close up. Bring a net or jar to catch fireflies. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Come Explore Maudslay State Park on a FREE hayride!
Enjoy a hayride as you journey thru the park and along the river, to appreciate the rosebay rhododendrons as they exhibit their beauty. All programs sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Meet in the field across from the parking lot. For all ages. An adult must accompany children 12 & under.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Explore the marsh and mud at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!
In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session we'll be exploring the marsh to complete a scavenger hunt!
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
The Michael Gordon Fishing Derby is an annual event during the Danvers Family Festival!
This event is FREE and no pre-registration is required.  Danvers Family Festival tradition continues this year with the Annual Danvers Recreation Fishing Derby in Memory of Mike Gordon. The fun family event will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 11:00am sharp. (All fish must be weighed-in by 11am). Anglers of all ages will line the perimeter of the picturesque Mill Pond in Danvers and cast their lines in the morning air. Hoots and hollers can be heard as kids and their parents make a catch! (Mainly perch, catfish and pickerel)
Location: Mill Pond Danvers
Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival
Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival.  bring your favorite stuffed animals to a Teddy Bear Clinic at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. The bears and other stuffed animals will explore health care experiences, providing children an opportunity to play doctor and learn about healthy habits from clinicians at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. Does your child’s teddy bear or favorite snuggly toy need a check-up? No teddy bear? Don’t worry! The first 100 “doctors” will get a brand new teddy bear for participating.
Location: Lahey Outpatient Center Danvers
Fourth of July Fireworks at Salisbury Beach include a campfire and marshmallows
Salisbury Beach hosts fireworks every Saturday night through the Summer - weather permitting. Each show is preceded by a live concert.   
Independence Day Fireworks in Lynn, Massachusetts, July 4
Lynn's Fireworks Display Begins at 9 PM from Red Rock Park. Lynn Shore Drive and Surrounding Streets Will Close at 7:30PM and Remain closed until after the show. The best viewing  is usually along Lynn Shore Drive and the Humphrey Street area in Swampscott.  Lois Lane and the Daily Planets will perform from 7pm til 9pm in the park.
Location: Red Rock Park