Don’t be bored, grab a board! Families with kids of all ages are invited to drop in all day to play board and card games supplied by Beverly’s board game café The Castle. Plus, fill out a Star Wars trivia sheet and be entered into a raffle to win one of five Star Wars prizes!
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As part of the Christmas-by-the-Sea celebrations in Manchester, the Festival of the Trees is an enchanted forest of Christmas trees on the town green in Manchester by-the-Sea decorated by community groups and local businesses. The trees are put up the weekend after Thanksgiving and stay lit just past New Years for all to enjoy through the holidays! Come visit downtown Manchester and get into the Spirit of the Holidays!
Join us at Brookwood School on Friday mornings in January for an adventure complete with music, crafts and exploration. Musical Story Time, is held Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on January 12, 19 and 26. Music Teacher Alex Edwards and Librarian Sheila Geraty will engage children in a variety of books, stories, songs and interactive musical activities.
Little Herons classes for 3- to 5-year-olds are free and family-friendly. Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Class size is limited.
Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Brookwood’s 4 to 14 Speaker Series: Parenting Elementary School Kids is pleased to welcome writers of note who will once again speak to parents on issues of parenting, raising healthy children, and navigating the ups and downs of family life. Mark your calendars for our second speaker of the 4 to 14 anniversary season, on February 10, 2016, for an evening with Dr. Jennifer Bryan who will discuss the topics of gender, sexual identity, and helping our kids navigate gender stereotypes. Tickets are $10 and are now on sale.
Festival by the Sea has been rain-dated! See the new date/time below. An annual event hosted by the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled. Celebrating locally grown art, music and food in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous.
Teens and adults are invited to the Manchester Public Library to take part in writing exercises together with leader, Sara Collins. Bring in works in progress such as poetry, short stories, etc., to share. Please register. You may attend one or both workshops.
Manchester by the Sea kicks off it's 2-day Independence Day celebration with a concert and fireworks on July 3rd at Singing Beach, followed by a traditional parade and skydivers on the 4th. Annie Brobst, New England Music Awards' 2017 "Female Performer of the Year", headliens the concert at Singing Beach followed by fireworks, so bring a blanket and chair to enjoy a evening of music and fun on the beach!
The Annual Red, White & Blue Pancake Breakfast at Tuck's Point will feature live music, pony rides, a great breakfast and more at the beautiful seaside setting of Tuck's Point! The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club invites families to enjoy pancakes topped with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream, scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, coffee, milk, and juice! Live Dixieland music and free pony rides will excite and entertain the kids! Proceeds support the Club's scholarship program and community service projects in Manchester and Essex.
The evening flight of herons, egrets, and ibises as they return to their night roost is an amazing spectacle to watch, especially when they are returning into the largest heronry in Massachusetts, just off the coast of Coolidge Point. Bring your dinner and enjoy the aerial drama of the life-and-death struggle in the colony.
The Manchester Public Library invites tweens and teens to engage in the mystery and science of a CSI Forensics Lab. Join the Think Tank detectives and learn how to use fingerprinting techiques and modern DNA science to investigate crime scenes!