Gloucester Education Foundation proudly hosts is proud to host the second Power of Play Festival, a day of play for Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Play is an important learning tool that promotes creative and innovative thinking. Play also helps kids develop skills that are a foundation for life-long success, including critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and collaboration.
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required.
Join the Polar Explorers Club (after-school adventures for kids ages 7-12) for hardy adventurers ready to explore in the coldest weather. We'll learn how to read a compass and build a shelter, track animals and end our day around the wood stove hearing tales of high adventure. Dress for the outdoors!
Kick off the new year with Winter Happenings at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park--Nordic skiing, snowshoe rentals, outdoor children's activities. Warm up afterwards with hot cocoa by the woodstove. [Fee for snowshoe rentals--Members $10, Nonmembers $20.]
The Cape Ann Museum invites families to join along with the Optimistic Voices Senior Choir and La Petite Chorale who will sing, sign and dance with you to favorite oldies, children's and holiday songs. The program will be led by Wendy Manninen on guitar and Vicki Marsh, drama and ASL specialist. Awaken your senses and minds with this fun challenge and light up your day! Free and open to the public.
Gloucester Stage Company Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights! Students participating in the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Program perform in this wonderful seasonal show about the importance of family and friends. The show features a cast of 35-40 student actors and a crew of 6-8 student technical interns whose ages range from 6 to 19 years old. Any student who completed a class session during the calendar year of the production is invited to join the cast. Holiday Delights affords the YAW students an opportunity to collaborate harmoniously on a professionally-run, large-scale theater project resulting in a three-performance run at the Gorton Theater, home of the Gloucester Stage Company.
View the Sargent House in all its holiday splendor while sharing in the joy of the season with tasty holiday treats and music performed by the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir from 2-3PM. Take home decorations at the end of the day and fresh holly cut from our own trees at prices sure to make you rejoice!
The museum is open to the pulbic free of charge all day for Middle Street Walk 2017! Make ornaments, view art, take a guided walking tour of historic Middle Street and celebrate the holidays! The Museum shop is fully stocked with a unique selection of holiday gifts for anyone on your list. CAM members receive 10%-20% off so don't forget to join or renew.
Spend some time with your child reading with Reading Buddy, Zyla the Therapy Dog. Zyla is a beautiful and gentle collie who loves stories of all kinds, so come read to her. These sessions are great for building reading skills and helping readers of all levels gain confidence.
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