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The Motif #1 5k and kids fun run takes place on Motif #1 Day in Rockport, Massachusetts
This 5k Road Race and Kid's Fun Run is a great way to kick off Motif #1 Day! The 5k road race and 1 mile fun run that starts and ends at T Wharf in beautiful downtown Rockport. Run the race and then spend the day with your family enjoying the fun, food and entertainment of the day-log festival.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Astronomy After Hours is the perfect place to kick off your weekend with your family.
Location: Museum of Science
Come to the Good in the Hood Block Party, a fun family outing in downtown Ipswich
The Ipswich Ale Good in the Hood block party, is a celebration of all things that are good in our hood! The day will kick off with a mini parade through Ipswich at noon, and then end back at the brewery where attendees can enjoy beer out of the Tapmobiles, food from Boston Burger Company, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, and Little Wolf Coffee Roasters plus live music from the Orville Giddings Band, The Whammy Bars, and DJ JimJamz Roots Reggae Riddims.
Location: Ipswich Ale Brewery, Downtown Ipswich
Come Enjoy Family Hour in the Open by Theater in the Open at Maudlsay State Park
Bring the kids, the dog and the picnic blanket out to beautiful Maudslay State Park! One Saturday of every warm-weather month, we will be joined by many of our good friends in the community to present storytelling, song, dance, fairytale-theater and a fun group activity, all right here in the park and all entirely free! Come make a friend, sing a song, take in some sun and get to know your park better.
Location: Maudslay State Park
Snow White heads to Wonderland in this original panto performed by Theater in the Open at Maudlsay State Park
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s time one again for our Spring Pantomime! This time around we’ll be following the adventures of Snow White as she takes a peek at what happens through the looking glass…!!! Edward Speck and Josh Shack have planned yet another silly, surprising, playful Spring panto, free to all. Prepare for puns, princesses, passion and improbable plots with some of your favorite fairy tale and literary characters!
Location: Maudslay State Park
Wylinn's Wish Foundation Ice Cream Fun Run and 5k at Topsfield Fairgrounds
Wylinn’s Wish Foundation is hosting an ICE CREAM FUN RUN on Sunday, June 4 at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Registration will be at 9a.m. but the main event is a 5k run/walk, beginning at 11a.m., offering participants of all ages and abilities to race competitively or just enjoy the opportunity to come together for some fitness and fun. There will also be a kid’s run, providing the younger attendees with their own event. Following the race will be an after party, which will include a free ice cream cone for each participant.  If you register prior to the day of the event, it is $35 for the 5k race and $20 for the kid’s fun run. Day of the race registration is $40 for the 5k race and the kid’s fun run remains the same price. 
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds
Traditional Sheep Shearing Tools.  Come to the 45th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival on the North Andover Common.
The North Andover Festival Committee is inviting you to the 45th annual Sheep Shearing Festival being held Sunday, May 21st on the North Andover Common. The event is held from 10am to 4pm, and includes Sheep shearing and herding demonstrations, crafters, food vendors, pony rides, and much more! There will be free parking and a free shuttle from the Franklin and Middle Schools for your convenience. Hope you can join us for this fun and entertaining family event. See you there!
Location: North Andover Common
When you register for the North Shore Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event.
The North Shore Tour de Cure raises funds to support the essential efforts of the American Diabetes Association’s mission – to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Choose from FIVE route options – 15 Mile, 31 Mile, 62 Mile, 100 Mile Gran Fondo, plus their new 100K Gravel Route!
Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds
Haley Reardon will perfrom at the Patricia Lockwood Bach Scholarship For The Arts Fundraiser in Marblehead
The Patricia Lockwood Bach Scholarship for the Arts is pleased to announce a May 20th fundraising event at Marblehead Little Theatre. The Bach Scholarship is awarded to a Marblehead High School graduating senior who intends to pursue higher education in the creative arts.
Location: Marblehead Little Theatre
Junior Sailing Program at Eastern Point Yacht Club
The mission of the EPYC Junior Programs is to develop in its participants an appreciation and love for being on the water through high quality teaching in a safe, fun and supportive environment. With some brand new boats and programs, there is something for everyone this summer at Eastern Point. From Harbor Mice to safe boating and a maritime adventure week, these programs complement our top notch learn to sail and race team programs.
Location: Eastern Point Yacht Club