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YMCA of the North Shore Programs
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen Programs for youth and teens, like swimming lessons, sports leagues and the arts. HEALTHY LIVING:  Improving the nation's health and well-being Programs for adults and families, like fitness, adult sports leagues, road races, family nights and birthday parties. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back to our neighbors and friends Fundraising and volunteerism, as well as housing, community outreach and educational certification programs. View Program Guides:
Homeschool Adventures Kestrel Educational Adventures
Animal Heroes:  Have you ever wondered or cared about the impacts of humans on wild animals and the environment? This fall we will take a look at human actions that have helped wild animals, and we’ll find places and things that can cause harm. As a group, we will brainstorm ideas for conservation projects and other actions that will help wildlife, and carry out one or more of our ideas. We might help restore populations of salamanders or turtles along their migratory routes, and possibly help raise, tag, or track sensitive populations of local creatures. Who knows what our group might come up with! We’ll follow the Service Learning Model as closely as we can, within the time constraints.
Have tea with a princess at the Wenham Tea House's childrens tea!
The Wenham Tea House invites you to a Children's Tea with Carole Finn Weidman! These teas are magical experiences for girls and boys of all ages to interact with their favorite storybook character. We invite a professional actress to dress up as a character from the Disney universe and come down to the Tea House and read the character's story to our guests as we serve a delightful menu of treats to you and your loved ones. It's like having Disney in Wenham, and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
Location: The Wenham Tea House
Register today to walk to conquer cancer on Sunday, September 25. The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is the largest participatory event benefiting the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It is the only event, other than the Boston Marathon® itself, sanctioned to travel along the famed 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton, Massachusetts to Boston. Make every step count—walk along the Boston Marathon® route to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's mission to conquer all forms of cancer. With four routes to choose from, everyone can take steps to conquer cancer.
Kids Really Rock Boston
Kids Really Rock is a FREE all-day family festival that brings together the country’s top family bands for a fantastic day of dancing, music and hands-on art activities. In addition to two stages of live music for all-day entertainment, The Lawn On D will be packed with activities focused on kindness, community and creativity, like hands-on art projects created and overseen by some of the best art studios for kids in greater Boston; a musical playground where people of all ages can explore and play drums and percussion instruments; and more.
Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark, Angry Bird
Air Swimmers Remote Control Flying Shark, Clownfish, Angry Birds Air Swimmers One of the coolest gadgets around and great fun for family get togethers, office laughs, and kids parties. Once filled with helium, the remote controlled Air Swimmer Shark, Clownfish, swims through the air with incredibly smooth and life-like motion. The infra red remote control unit provides up, down, and tail fin control for moving right and left. The remote control works up to 40 feet away.
Fluff Festival in Somerville
Now in its 11th year, “What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention” is a madcap festival honoring the invention of Marshmallow Fluff. This fun-filled event draws over 12,000 people and is cited as one of the reasons why Lonely Planet named Somerville in the top 10 “Best In The US” travel destinations for 2016.
Acting Workshop for Kids at Hamilton Wenham Community House
Madeline Theater Workshop for Kids. This workshop will explore performance through exciting themes that will get your kids up and exercising their imaginations. Through creative movement, writing, theater games, props, set and costume, character develppment and analysis, children will explore the art of drama from the ground up. Starting with Greek Theater and ending with an exploration fo Mordern Day Musicals, students will get a sense of the work it takes to create a play from start to finish.
Location: Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham
Girls Private High School The Acacemy at Penguin Hall Wenham MA Girls Private High School
The Academy at Penguin Hall welcomes you to discover the only all girls college preparatory high school on the North Shore. The Academy’s student centered curriculum focuses on the needs and interests of the individual student, rather than the traditional or conventional ideas of how students should learn. The program focuses on six areas of development: Academics, Arts, Health and Wellness, Community, Spirituality and Service.
Location: Academy at Penguin Hall
Glen Urquhart School Preschool Story Hour
Glen Urquhart School welcomes Preschoolers this season. Children will enjoy the free Story Hour on Tuesdays for ages 3 - 5 years in the Glen Urquhart School Lower School Library. Free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.
Location: Glen Urquhart School