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Make a Valentine Craft at NPL!
Make lollipop valentines for all of your friends! We’ll also make valentines for people in the community. Come show your friends and your community that you care! Drop-in for all ages.
Location: Newburyport Public Library
Nautical Night 2016 at MIT is a night of exploration at the MIT Museum!
Dive in to a variety of exciting ocean-related activities ranging from marine biology to nautical design.“Sea” research at MIT in a new light, and enjoy presentations and demonstrations that represent the breadth of ocean science and exploration being conducted at MIT.
Location: MIT Museum
Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation
Every year, during the Massachusetts school vacation week in February, the MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon demonstrations led by MIT students. Take six days to learn about what it takes to plan, design and build a community. Explore new ideas for transportation, green buildings, architecture, and sustainable living. And, don't miss our Saturday Mapapalooza event!
Location: MIT Museum
Find great activities, crafts, recipes and projects at
If you are out of ideas for projects and activities to keep family members entertained, you should discover the world awaiting you at Instructables.  Instructables is a great resource for finding things to make and do alone or as a group. Passionate people from around the world show what they do or make, and then give instructions on duplicating their effort.
Sled Safety reduces the risk of injury and allows everybody to make it home safe
Sledding is a great way to kill an afternoon on snowy days, have some fun with the family and get some outdoor winter exercise. I loved sledding as a kid, but now when I see 'B' pretending to have 'accidents' on the sledding hill we made in our front yard, I cringe to think of the possible dangers involved in sledding. Wiping out is fun, until somebody gets hurt.
Girls Inc of the Seacoast February Vacation STEM Workshop.
Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area is pleased to offer its first STEM program (Science Technology Engineering Math) for girls in grades 5 and 6 as we inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold! Girls must attend all 3 days of thei Febraury Vacation workshop, where participants will nurture their interests in any or all of the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.  Preregistration and a signed permission slip is required for this FREE program.
Location: Saint Paul's Church
Join the Trustees at the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative with our Farm Educator. While the farm animals are hunkered down and the wild animals are hibernating, we will use the winter landscape as our inspiration. Hot chocolate will be available in the farm kitchen throughout the program. Drop in between 9:30am-11am. Your crafting fun will take between 30-45 minutes so plan as you need for your schedule.
Location: Appleton Farms
Learn  Snow Shoeing Basics at The Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich!
Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, and winter preparedness. Don't have snowshoes? We provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, to make every trip a success.
Location: Appleton Farms
Kids can sign up to read to therapy dog Zyla at the Sawyer Free Library
Spend some time with your child reading with Reading Buddy, Zyla the Therapy Dog. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot with Zyla and Joan Denizot.
Location: Sawyer Free Library
Kid's Night Out (KNO) is back at the YWCA Greater Newburyport.
It's time to Party!  Every second Friday through the month of June, the YWCA is giving parents a chance to relax and enjoy a well deserved night out or in, and the confidence of knowing our highly qualified youth services staff have their kids' entertainment covered!  This popular program, which includes an hour of swim plus wicked fun activities like raucous Wii competitions, dancing and karaoke jam sessions, also includes a tasty snack to add to the party vibe.
Location: Newburyport YWCA