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Learn to Skate, North Shore, Massachusetts family fun, Winter Things-to-Do
Get your young hockey or figure skater off to a great start and sign up today for the next learn to skate session at the Peabody Rink - the McVann-O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink. Adult classes are available too. Learn to skate lessons for all ages and abilities offered at the newly renovated facility. Several sessions are offered so that the skaters have an opportunity to progress through many skating levels while strengthening their skills.
Location: McVann-O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink
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
Brookwood School Tech-Know Faire
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 5 for a morning of interactive educational fun at the Brookwood School Tech-Know Faire. Free and open to the public, this family-fun event for kids ages 4 to 14 will feature a variety of hands-on and educational activities. Projects and exhibitions at the November 5 Tech-Know Faire include:
Location: Brookwood School
Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School Open House Manchester MA Preschool
Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School invites all interested parents and their preschool-aged children to a free craft open house. All ages are welcome to attend. Make a craft, tour the school, enjoy a light snack, and meet the teachers that make Magic Years such an enriching place to learn. Come and experience the cooperative community at Magic Years Cooperative Nursery School.
Location: Magic Years Nursery School
Visit Plymouth Rock and the Plimoth Plantation for an experiential Thanksgiving day trip!
We are so close to Plymouth that it's worth a visit over the next few weeks so the kids can see and experience the history that they learn in school.  Check out Pilgrim Memorial State Park , home to the Mayflower II and the Plymouth Rock, then head down the road to Plimoth Plantation to experience pilgrim life as it was back in the 17th century. Plymouth is easy to get to from the North Shore, take 93 South to Route 3 South, you can't miss it!
Location: Plimoth Plantation, Pilgrim Memorial State Park
Food, music, art and fun come together for a great family time in Rockport MA!
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, jellies and chocolates, locally-grown produce and more.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Belmont Hill School An Independent School for Boys Grades 7-12.
Belmont Hill is a private school for boys grades 7-12, in Belmont, Massachusetts. Join us Thursday November 10, 2016 to learn more about our facilities and programs.
Location: Belmont Hill School
Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2016 Best Education North Shore Children
Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school. At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
YMCA of the North Shore ​Annual Gala
Please support YMCA of the North Shore and attend this annual Gala and participate in the online auction. Proceeds support the YMCA's financial assistance program, providing essential Y services and programs to more than 13,000 children, adults and families.
Location: Double Tree By Hilton North Shore
Ice Skate, Skating Rink in Peabody MA. Learn to Skate, Halloween
The staff at the McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is proud to host a Halloween-themed event full of fun for kids of all ages. Do the Monster Mash on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 from 2:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Be sure to wear your best costume as prizes will be awarded. Enjoy fun with activities like face-painting & skating to festive Halloween music, and of course, candy.
Location: McVann-O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink