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A House for a Mouse

Harold Parker State Forest

A family-friendly stroll down a forest path. We’ll read a story about animal houses and then we’ll go explore some real animal habitats along the trail. Do you know where birds live? Chipmunks? Beaver? Come join us and find out! We recommend bringing water, insect repellent, sun screen, binoculars and camera. 

Appropriate for Pre-K to K level. Program will meet at the nature center at the entrance to the campground, 133 Jenkins Road in Andover

When: 
Friday May 13, 2016 10:00-11:00am

Addison Gallery Drop-In Family Day

Addison Gallery of American Art Andover MA. Addison Gallery of American Art

Do you need a free and fun place to bring the kids over April Vacation? Families are invited to explore “Revolution of the Eye” through hands-on activities inspired by television shows featured in the exhibition and by stepping in front of the camera for a chance to be on TV. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

When: 
Thursday April 21, 2016 from 10am-1pm

Phillips Academy Faculty Jazz Band Concert

The Phillips Academy Jazz Band

The Phillips Academy Music Department will present a concert of Faculty Jazz Ensembles. This concert, free and open to the public, will take place in the Timken Room at Graves Hall on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main Street, Andover. Graves Hall is handicapped accessible. For further information please contact the Music Department at (978) 749-4263 or e-mail to music@andover.edu.

When: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016 3:00pm

Family Fun with Archaeology

Drop in for a fun-filled morning of archaeology activities at theThe Robert S. Peabody Museum . Build a LEGO model of your favorite ancient ruin, examine stone tools close up, play Native American musical instruments, and make your own Hohokam style etched shell.

All families are welcome to join us; there’s something for every age! Free & Fun for All Ages

When: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 9am-Noon

Night Light Adventures!

Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones and has panoramic

Night time is the right time to don your night/head lights and come along for this after-hours adventure when the property is closed to the public. We'll night hike up to Holt Hill, learning about nocturnal animals, tracking signs, and winter living skills. We'll peak out on top of Holt Hill for some light infused winter fun. Bring a sled and snowshoes if the conditions are right!

When: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6-8pm
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Phillips Academy Jazz Band Concert

The Phillips Academy Jazz Band

The Phillips Academy Music Department presents the Academy Jazz Band. Directed by Peter Cirelli, the Jazz Band is a typical Big Band format performing the repertoire of the Swing era as well as contemporary Latin jazz and jazz/rock infusion.

This concert is free and open to the public and will be held at Cochran Chapel.  For further information, please call the Music Department at (978) 749-4260 or email music@andover.edu.

Cochran Chapel is handicapped accessible.

When: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016 3:00pm

Family Pop-Up Days

Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones and has panoramic

Select weekends this fall, let us help you explore the fall foliage of Ward Reservation. With craft activities, games, story times, and scavenger hunts to take with you on the trail, we have all you need to create a memorable nature adventure fit for the whole family. Activities can be found up on Holt Hill. Drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm Story Times at 10:30 and 12:30

When: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015 10am-1pm
Story Times at 10:30am & 12:30pm
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Seussical - ACT Andover

ACT Andover performs Seussical in October 2015!

Come join the magic of Dr. Seuss  - performed by ACT Andover! Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love - the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek - their places in their world.

When: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2pm and 7:30pm
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Seussical - ACT Andover Matinee

ACT Andover performs Seussical in October 2015!

Come join the magic of Dr. Seuss  - performed by ACT Andover! Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love - the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek - their places in their world.

When: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2pm and 7:30pm
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National Trails Day: Ward Reservation

Holt Hill at Ward Reservation is marked with Solstice Stones and has panoramic

Join the The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate National Trails Day at Ward Reservation! Come explore Ward Reservation with guided hikes through Pine Hole Pond (a rare quaking bog), a beaver wetland, and a great blue heron rookery. Then finish the day picnicking on top of Holt Hill, with great views of Boston.

When: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 10am-1pm
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MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent

Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent at MarketStreet Lynnfield
MarketStreet Lynnfield is pleased to announce the return of one of the North Shore’s most beloved winter traditions, The MarketStreet Rink sponsored by Lahey Health.  This special seasonal destination kicks off its sixth year. This year, the MarketStreet Rink will newly feature a Warming Tent,...

New England Boat Show

The New England Boat Show in Boston Massachusetts
The 2019 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show invites the winter weary to get a taste of summer as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is transformed into a boater’s paradise for 8 days in February. Attracting tens of thousands of boating and sailing enthusiasts, Northeast’s largest...

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Farm Friends

Farm Friends a program for preschoolers at Spencer Peirce Little Farm Newbury Massachusetts!
Children three to six and a favorite adult of their choosing are invited to share in some fun-filled farm adventures which will connect them to daily life at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.
10:00 am to 11:00 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

Imagine, Sing, & Learn: Bald Eagles are Back!

Kids will learn about eagles, their migrations and varied habitat at Joppa Flats. Photo ©2018 Bill O'Connor
This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary...
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Science Fridays at HW Library

Science Fridays with Melanie Ward at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Come to HW Library to join Melanie Ward for some STEAM-based fun! Caregivers and children together will listen to stories, sing songs, explore STEAM ideas and make art. This free program is designed for ages 0-5.
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

LEGO Club at Newbury Library

Kids are invited to a freestyle LEGO buiild session at the Newbury Town Library!
Kids are invited to a freestyle LEGO buiild session at the Newbury Town Library! Drop in to the NTL Lego Club on Friday afternoons. We supply the Legos and a theme for each week for you to get inspired by. Let’s get building! No registration required. For kids ages 5 and up.
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Open Studio at Art Haven

Art Haven hosts an open studio every Friday night in downtown Gloucester
Friday afternoons are a great time for families to drop-by fand enjoy Open Studio at Art Haven. Participate in a fun activity and access to the studio space to work on clay, painting, drawing or anything else you dream up. All ages are welcome with a parent.
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 17

AJH: Newborn Care Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Parent Support Group Newborn Care Class
The Newborn Care class will cover practical baby care topics that will help you to feel more confident in your ability to care for your newborn. Classes are on Sundays from 9:30am-12:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

LEGO Train - ON DISPLAY ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

The Lego Train Returns to Wenham Museum 2019 designed with the highest degree of precision by the New England Lego Users Group
Attention all LEGO-Trainiacs! The LEGO Train is coming back with a super-spectacular room-size model train layout sure to ignite the imagination of children of all ages! Come see a rainbow colored, L-gauge model train speeding along a Brick track as it races by soaring skyscrapers, country cottages...
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Newburyport Farmers' Winter Market

Newburyport's Winter Farmers Market happens under the Tent at the Tannery Market Place rain or shine!
The Newburyport Farmers Market brings the market indoors for the Winter months and encourages people to come see what Newburyport has to offer! Fresh soups will warm you as you find great to local meat, fish & produce, listen to live music, and meet a community of people dedicated to bringing...
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

February Vacation at Joppa Flats: Raptor Rapture

Come learn about birds like Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls, Hawks and other birds of prey at Joppa Flats Center!
Joppa Flats Education Center vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break. Beat the winter blahs during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day, either one or both days, for a vacation destination...
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Meet Backyard Birds

What birds come to your yard in the winter? Find out at Joppa Flats Education Center!
Drop in at Joppa Flats for an up-close winter wildlife experience! On select weekend and school vacation days, Joppa Flats volunteer Deb La Roy presents demonstrations on bird research and banding. After capturing wild birds in the Joppa backyard, Deb brings them inside to measure, weigh, examine,...
10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

PEM Explores Innovations Inspired by Nature - Salem

Peabody Essex Museum Wild Designs Exhibit
This summer discover how creative innovators are turning to nature for new ideas and smart solutions to human challenges.  Wild Designs, on exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum, features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative...
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Families can learn through hands-on science at MIT Museum's Idea Hub in Cambridge Massachusetts
Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission for kids ages 12 and up.
Where: MIT Museum
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday, February 18

Feb Fest at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation Feb Fest!
Join MIT Museum for Feb Fest, an annual celebration during February school vacation week, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more. Come for a fun filled week of science, hands-on activities, museum tours and focused workshops!
Where: MIT Museum
12:00 am

MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent

Outdoor Ice Skating and Warming Tent at MarketStreet Lynnfield
MarketStreet Lynnfield is pleased to announce the return of one of the North Shore’s most beloved winter traditions, The MarketStreet Rink sponsored by Lahey Health.  This special seasonal destination kicks off its sixth year. This year, the MarketStreet Rink will newly feature a Warming Tent,...
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