Explore the beautiful Ipswich River with your family on a Saturday afternoon. We'll paddle this gentle river to enjoy the early fall foliage, observe the surrounding marshes, and bid farewell to the summer. Along the way, we'll stop to stretch our legs and enjoy some ice cream!
Maudslay State Park hosts the North Shore New England MTB Association's kids ride. Come on out and explore the trails alongside the Merrimack River and learn the mountain biking skills! For ages 6-16. Certified Ride Leaders and the MTB Patrol will guide kids by their skill levels. Registration recommended.
Appleton Farms needs volunteers for their Flower Project service learning program that engages youth in the planning, growing, cutting and arranging of flowers. The program culminates as participants deliver their arrangements weekly to area nursing homes and hospice patients. The program meets weekly in July and August. Teens are encouraged to sign up for the whole Summer season.
Join the park Interpreter for a guided paddle on the pond. Call ahead for pre-registration. Bring insect repellant, water and sunscreen, and a life jacket if you have one. Must have prior paddling experience. Meet at the beach on Frye Pond. Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
This program is for pre-K level. This is a basic introduction to the forest and a short hike to acclimate children to the outdoors. Recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera.
Teens are invited to a free The Cranks concert on the Ipswich River Walk! The Ipswich Recreation and Culture Department continues the IT’S (Ipswich Teen Saturdays) concert series featuring the Cranks! Other acts include the local talents Volume One & the Ipswich Horns. Come join the fun at the Riverwalk Patio on Saturday night at 8! The series will end with an outdoor movie at the Town Hall Athletic Fields on August 16. All ages invited, but parents should know this is an unsupervised event!
Curious about robots? A representative from iRobot will bring their robots to the library. Enjoy a presentation and hands-on demonstration of robots used both in the home and by soldiers and emergency response teams.
Teens are invited to a free Gnarly Charlie concert on the Ipswich River Walk! The Ipswich Recreation and Culture Department will kick off IT’S (Ipswich Teen Saturdays) July 19 with a concert featuring Gnarly Charlie with special guest appearance by Truancy. Come join the fun at the Riverwalk on Saturday night at 8! The Cranks will follow with an August 2 show on the Riverwalk Patio. The series will end with an outdoor movie at the Town Hall Athletic Fields on August 16. All ages invited, but parent should know this is an unsupervised event!
In this LEGO half-day program, LEGO builders come together to design and build their own motorized remote-controlled robots, using Lego® Mindstorms. In teams of two, they incorporate physics, mechanical engineering, and programming concepts while building the fastest, strongest, smallest, and largest robots to compete in a variety of challenges. Instructor Jo-Ann Gorrell, a mother of five sons, is a mechanical engineer, founder of Engineering Action, and a Lego-maniac.
Join professional photographer Toni Carolina and learn the hottest tips and latest techniques in photography.
Register at the Library's Reference desk, or call 978-468-5577. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
1:00-2:00 is for the 1st-3rd graders.
2:00-3:00 is for the 4th-6th graders.