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Imagine, Sing & Learn: Moon and Stars

Joppa Flats Education Center has fun things to do for northshore families

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. We'll give you coloring pages to take home, and you'll receive song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun-fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an email after each class.

When: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 10-11:30am

Crane Estate Father’s Day Weekend Family Camp Out

campout with the Trusteees at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts for Fathers Day!

The Trustees of Reservations hosts an adventure-filled weekend of camping at the Crane Estate this Father's Day weekend! Our special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own.

When: 
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017 11AM

See, Think and Wonder Walks: Amesbury Town Forest

Explore Amesbury Town Forest with Mass Audubon!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session, particitpants will explore the trails of Woodsom Farms with naturalists from Joppa Flats Education Center! .

When: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2-3:30 pm

Summits & Sea Creatures with Joppa Flats

Hike Mount Agamenticus in Maine with Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center during April Vacation!

Joppa Flats Education Center Camp Director Kirsten Lindquist leads an excurison to York Maine! We'll explore both a mountaintop and the ocean in one day -- it's the best of both worlds! We'll start off with a hike around and up Mount Agamenticus, which overlooks the ocean out to the Isles of Shoals on the horizon. On the mountain, our crew will keep an eye out for vernal pools and evidence of glacial history, while we all get to know flora unique to alpine ecosystems. After lunch on the summit, we'll descend to the coast at nearby Long Sands Beach and investigate the tide pools for marine life.

When: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 9am-3:30pm

Leaf Hunt at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Come join the fun with the Trustees on a leaf hunt at the Stevens Coolidge Place in North Andover! Photo: Bill O'Connor

Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens Coolidge Place for a fall outdoor adventure. The garden is full of discoveries and changes with the changing season. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the gardens, nature journaling or story time on the lawn and collect leaves for making celebratory fall crowns to take home.

    When: 
    Sunday, November 12, 2017 10am-Noon

    Scavenger Hunt Challenge at Stevens Coolidge Place

    Come to the Election Day Scavenger Hunt at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover

    Looking for something fun to do while school is out for election day? Come by the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Scavenger Hunt Challenge! Work together with your child to follow clues through the gardens and discover hidden treasures among the plants. Win prizes and learn some fun facts about the property as you hunt. 

      When: 
      Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10am-Noon

      Union Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

      Take this self-guided scavenger hunt at Union Cemetary in Georgetown as part of Trails and Sails!

      Learn about local history, gravestone carving and more in this fun and educational self-guided tour of Georgetown's historic Union Cemetery. Fun for the whole family! E-mail: info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com for your scavenger hunt list and instructions, then drop by the Brocklebank Museum at 108 East Main Street, open Sundays from 2-5, to discuss your findings and enter for a chance to win some great prizes! Drawing is September 25th at 5 pm.

      When: 
      Sunday, September 17, 2017 10am-4pm
      Sunday, September 24, 2017 10am-4pm

      Crane Estate Father’s Day Weekend Family Camp Out

      campout with the Trusteees at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts for Fathers Day!

      The Trustees of Reservations hosts an adventure-filled weekend camping at the Crane Estate! Our special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. REI will teach us how to make a delicious, nutritious camp out supper – and we’ll follow that with s’mores around the campfire on Saturday night. A light breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning. After you pack up on Sunday morning, you are welcome to spend Sunday afternoon at the beach (parking in the lot by the Barn only).

      When: 
      Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19, 2016 11AM

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      MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

      Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

      Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

      Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
      The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
      10:00 am to 11:45 am

      Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Kindness Rocks Garden at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Kindness Rocks Garden Art Exhibit at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      MarketStreet Lynnfield welcomes the return of the Kindness Rocks Garden, an installation of painted rocks with inspirational messages that is meant to encourage random acts of kindness and spread positivity. Participants are invited to leave their own painted rocks, as well as take any that inspire...
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

      Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
      An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
      10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Sing & Dance with the Music Man

      Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
      Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
      10:00 am to 10:45 am

      Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

      Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
      Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
      10:15 am to 11:15 am

      Monday Knitting Group

      Hamilton Wenham Knitting Group for All ages
      The knitting group at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library welcomes experienced & beginning knitters and crochet folk.
      12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

      Kids Minecraft Club at SFL

      Kids Minecraft Club at Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester MA
      Play Minecraft with other children grades 1-6 and the guidance of a teen volunteer and children's librarian. Learn new tricks from each other and explore and build in a world together. This group is for children in grades 1 and up. Please register for just one session per month.
      3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

      Tuesday, December 12

      MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

      Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

      Goddard School Touring Tuesday

      Childcare, child care at Goddard School Middleton MA, Danvers MA, North Andover MA. infant, preschool, Pr
      Touring Tuesday: Make a date to see Goddard School, Middleton, meet teachers and visit your child's next classroom! Infant, Toddler, Preschool,and Pre-Kindergarten programs. Please visit on Tuesday's to see why The Goddard School is "more than just a daycare".
      9:00 am to 5:00 pm

      AJH: Mother & Baby Support Class - Newburyport

      Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
      Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home. Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered...
      10:00 am to 11:45 am

      Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Kindness Rocks Garden at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Kindness Rocks Garden Art Exhibit at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      MarketStreet Lynnfield welcomes the return of the Kindness Rocks Garden, an installation of painted rocks with inspirational messages that is meant to encourage random acts of kindness and spread positivity. Participants are invited to leave their own painted rocks, as well as take any that inspire...
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

      Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
      An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
      10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

      Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
      The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
      10:00 am to 11:45 am

      XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM - Salem

      Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. Family friendly arts and culture North of Boston
      Journey through nature and activate the senses as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and metaphors in motion in our new digital exhibition, XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions, opening Saturday, October 14, 2017.
      10:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

      Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
      Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
      10:15 am to 11:15 am

      Holiday Children's Party at Castle Hill

      Kids will meet Santa at the Crane Estate in Ipswich MA!
      In celebration of the holidays, we’re hosting a children’s Christmas party with Santa. Families will enjoy interactive songs and music from children’s entertainer Jeannie Mack, a yummy edible craft, holiday refreshments, and, of course, a visit with Santa, who will have a small gift for every child...
      4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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