Gloucester Sea Serpent Mash-Up

Free Gloucester Serpent fun at Maritime Gloucesteras part of Trails and Sails

Maritime Gloucester and Cape Ann Museum is collaborate for a fun Trails & Sails 2017 event! Following a mid-day sea serpent sculpture parade from the Cape Ann Museum to Maritime Gloucester, families will create mash-up “sea monsters” with inspiration from the creatures in the newly renovated Sea Pocket Aquarium. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:30-3pm

Family Nature Photography

Introduce your family to the basics of digital nature photography at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: ©2011 Bill O'Connor

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a family nature photography workshop! Photography is a wonderful way to take your memories of the wildlife and landscapes of our sanctuary home. Introduce your family to the basics of digital nature photography and practice those skills while exploring some trails. At the end of the program each child will take home a print of their favorite photo!

Saturday, September 9, 2017 1:30-3:30pm

Farm Inspired Crafts and Cocoa for Kids

Kids will enjoy crafts and cocoa at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!

Join us in 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 around 30 minutes so plan as you need for your schedule.

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30-11:30AM

Making Felt at Appleton Farms

Learn about the process of making felt from wool at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.

Warmer spring weather means its sheep shearing time on the farm.  But what to do with all that wool? Learn about the time honored tradition of wool felting. We’ll start by learning how to “card” the raw wool into soft fiber for spinning or felting. Afterwards, we’ll try our hand at making felt balls to be used for farm-fun necklaces. Wool, wood beads and decorative string will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special of your own to add to your necklace. Recommended for ages 5-9.

Monday, April 17, 2017 10-11am

American Girl Pasta Party

Join American Girl at Williams Sonoma Lynnfield for a pasta ravioli workshop!

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Join American Girl™ for a pasta workshop! We’ll show you how to cut out ravioli using a cool tool called a ravioli plaque, and together we’ll cook a yummy sauce for our pasta. Then mangia (“eat”)! Suitable for ages 8–13.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10 am

Jedi LEGO Workshop

Jedi LEGO Workshop at Wenham Museum for kids

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi!  Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imaginations and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Cooking with Fire Culinary Workshop

:earn to cook with fire at this  'Appleton Cooks' workshop at the Trustees of Reservations' Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!

Join us for an amazing summer evening at Appleton Farms as we explore the oldest method of cookery…! Inspired by the farm’s very own wood-fired Earth Oven, this special workshop celebrates the season with signature recipes featuring the freshest farm ingredients along with all the skills needed to enjoy your own backyard grilling all summer long. Class begins in the farm kitchen with menu preparation, culinary tips, and instruction before heading outdoors to the kitchen patio for fun grilling, dining, and local beer!

Sunday August 28, 2016 6-9PM

Mother's Day at the Bird Banding Station

Mother's Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).

Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:30-11:30 am

Art Club at HW Library

Preschool and older kids will express themselves artistically at HW Library!

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Art Club is for preschool aged children and older to experience different ways of artistic expression. The sessions are free-form.

Drop in to complete a fun art project with Betsy. Children will explore a variety of art materials and techniques. No experience or registration necessary, designed for children in preschool and up.


  • No Registration Necessary - Drop In
  • Open to the Public
  • Bring a friend!
Thursday, May 12 at 3:30
Thursday, June 16 at 3:30

American Girl Pancake Party Benefit

Join American Girl at Williams Sonoma Lynnfield for a pancake party benefit for No Kid Hungry!

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Join American Girl™ to support a great cause—and have fun while you’re doing so! In this hands-on class with American Girl™, we’ll make pancakes together and, of course, eat our delicious creations! Suitable for kids ages 8 and up!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10 am


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