North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Reid's Ride is a annual fundraiser to help young adults with cancer!

Join the Reid R Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance for our 1st Annual Massachusetts Reid’s Run at Market Street in Lynnfield. Our organization of volunteers is committed to raising awareness and funds to fight the cancers striking adolescents and young adults and has been bringing you Reid's Ride Bike-a-thon since 2005.


The Power of the Purse fundaraiser at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield promise

Come to the Willowdale Estate for the 'Power of the Purse' - a ladies’ evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, purses and fun! Designer purses and specialty bags will be raffled the night of the event. Buy a ticket and join us for a night of fashion and fun, all for a good cause. Proceeds will go to benefit the The Women’s Fund of Essex County! Casual attire please!


Teens can unplug from technology and connect with your friends at Abbot Library

Teens, ages 11 and up, are invited to join us in the Meeting Room on Tuesday night, April 28, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for a night of board games, cards, snacks and hot cocoa! We will provide some games, but please feel free to bring some of your own. Registration is encouraged!


Come build using LEGOs at the Sawyer Free Library

Attend an afternoon of LEGOs in the Friend Room at Sawyer Free Library! Snacks and LEGOs are provided. Register online!


Clark Camp at Clark School in Rowley MA

Clark Camp offers campers choices each day to create the day that they want to experience. With a fun, engaging and creative staff who will create a physically and emotionally safe environment to work, learn and play. All camp staff are full time teachers at The Clark School and have many years of experience working with children of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Location: Clark School


Summer Art and Photography Program for Kids on Cape Ann, Annisquam Arts, Glouces

Welcome to Annisquam Arts, an inspiring children’s summer studio! We're gearing up for our 21st season of art-making fun on scenic Cape Ann!

Young artists, ages 6-14, of all skill levels are welcome in our high-energy and imaginative morning and afternoon summer workshops. Participants will have a blast exploring a wide range of mediums, materials and techniques in the whimsical Gloucester studio of professional artist and teacher Dawn Southworth. The in-depth art experience is unrivaled by any other offerings on the North Shore. For nearly two decades, parents have been amazed by the quality of the materials and scope of the projects.

Small classes and individual instruction nurture all levels of ability. Our workshops are all about fun and exploration. No coloring in the lines here!

Register today as space is limited.

To register online or for more information contact


Shore Country Day School - Massachusetts Private School Pre-K Elementary, Middle

The sooner a child engages in excellence,
the better each year of learning becomes.

Building instruments in the Innovation Lab, Pre-K math lessons with Fifth Grade Big Buddies, Zimbabwean marimbas, Shore’s StarLab Planetarium, and songs in Spanish—all excite your child about learning. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers encourage innovative thought and creative expression right from the start.


The Attic Treasures Sale is an opportunity to find great stuff for a good cause!

It's time once again for the Wenham Museum’s Giant Attic Treasures Vintage Sale. Shoppers will discover a treasure trove of household decor like furniture, rugs, china, and silver setting pieces. Regarded as one of the best rummage sales on the North Shore, shoppers will find the best deals on vintage fashions, gently used clothing, costume jewelry, fabrics, records, prints, frames, and many more collectibles and maybe a painting or rare book.  Don't miss this year's the “New with Tags” Boutique! New treasures will be displayed daily.


Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theater Company performing "Story of My Bees"

The Essex County Greenbelt Association and the their community partners will host a FREE Earth Day celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts! Join Greenbelt and community partners for an Earth Day Celebration at the Cox Reservation in Essex. This is a fun, family oriented event. This year's theme is pollinators-- We'll have interactive games and activities related to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers and more!

Location: Cox Reservation


Learn about the trees of Ravenswood Park in Gloucester MA with the Trustees of R

Gone within five years, Ravenswood’s delightful hemlock groves. What is happening to them and what will take their place? Did you know we have Moosewood trees and naturally occurring Magnolias? What other trees will surprise you on a guided Tree Hunt? In honor of Arbor Day, join us with a local arborist, naturalist to learn to identify local woody plants by their growth habitats, bark, twigs, buds, and even smell. If you have a mystery woody plant on your own property, bring a 12 inch long sample with buds and we can help you identify it at the end of the walk. Recommended for 10 year olds and up.

Location: Ravenswood Park


Come Explore the world of animals and how they care for their babies at IRWS!

Warmer weather means a busy time, not only for people, but also for wildlife. Many animals give birth to their babies in the spring. How do the moms (and sometimes dads) care for their young? On our walk, we will look for signs of animal parents and their offspring, nest building, and new burrows. We will also learn why "if you care, leave them there" is probably the best thing to do when you find baby wildlife.


Take a story guided walk for preschoolers at Bradley Palmer State Park

Join DCR’s Spring Feature StoryWalk® during school vacation. During this self-guided walk, participants will walk a trail, read a story, use their senses and connect with their surroundings. Dress warmly, tramp in the woods and enjoy the magic of reading together outdoors! This Walk will feature Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Jill Dubin.


Kids and fans are invited to Fenway Park for a day long open house!

the Boston Red Sox invite fans, young and old, to explore Fenway Park at their own pace. The free, open to the public event gives fans a chance to discover behind-the-scenes locations (including the dugouts and the 'Green Monster') and learn more about "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" through a variety of family-friendly activities:

Location: Fenway Park


Mil's Trills brings fun and music for kids to the Cabot Theater in Beverly, Mass

Mil's Trills is a children's music project led by Amelia Robinson, that invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests. A highly interactive show, audiences are encouraged to be part of the experience while discovering a world of instruments.


Explore the vernal ponds of Bald Hill Reservation with the Essex county Greenbel

Join Greenbelt's Guided Monthly Walk featuring guest guide Lana Spillman as we explore the vernal ponds of the Boxford State Forest / Bald Hill Conservation Area. We'll look for signs of spring and the reawakening of this unique natural environment. Fairy shrimp, salamanders and newts...oh my!

Location: Bald Hill East


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