Manchester

Manchester, Massachusetts 01944

Annual Touch a Truck in Manchester

Visit Manchester MA. Manchester Public Library for Children and Families

Manchester Public Library welcomes families to come to the parking lot behind Town Hall to touch, climb inside, and even honk the horns of the real vehicles our Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and Police Departments use in Manchester-by-the-Sea! Plus there will be wheels and fuel (cookies and drinks). Kids of all ages are welcome! No need to register.

When: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5-6:30 p.m.

Elsa Comes to Life at Manchester Public Library

Visit Manchester MA. Manchester Public Library for Children and Families

Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen comes to life at Manchester Public Library with Carole Finn Weidman! Children will enjoy a live portrayal of the captivating character, Elsa, from Frozen on Wednesday, June 4th, 2 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Manchester Public Library.

Be a part of your favorite fairy tale portrayed by actress, Carole Finn-Weidman! Music, story, entertainment to tie in with the popular story. Learn about where the tale began, come in costume if you like! All ages invited, especially for Preschool through 2nd grade!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Manchester Public Library. 

Please register at 978-526-2016 or email at scollins at mvlc.org.

When: 
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Audubon Ark Live Animals - Owls & Hawks

Mass Audubon has a live animal presntation at the Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library hosts Mass Audubon naturalists for an Audubon Ark demonstration focused on birds of prey like owls and hawks! There are two sessions, with one filled already, so sign up today before the spaces fill up! This program is designed by Drumlin Farm’s Audubon Ark and is especially geared for ages 3-5 so it is deliberately kept small in size and is a half hour program. 

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12 p.m.

Vernal Pond Field Trip to Agassiz Rock

The Vernal Pools at Agassiz Rock in Manchester are teeming with Spring peepers.

The Trustees of Reservations's invites families to learn about vernal pools in Manchester! Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. Join the The Trustees of Reservations on an exploration of the pools at Agassiz Rock reservation, and learn how you can certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive to the participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools. It is targeted at families, so exploration is an important (and fun!) element in the program.

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1-3pm
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Hercules and The Heroes at MPL

The Hampstead Players will perform “Hercules and The Heroes" at MPL

The Manchester Public Library invites kids to to a live performance about one of history's greatest heroes - Hercules! The Hampstead Players hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will perform “Hercules and The Heroes,” a play for all fans of Greek Mythology. These exciting myths are best for grades K-8th and fits core curriculum standards for Greek mythology. The event will be at the Manchester Community Center to accommodate the set and seating but you do need to register so we can prepared the space accurately. This wonderful experience of live theater is sponsored by the Hooper Fund to Youth Services of the Manchester Public Library.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2 p.m.

Race to Nowhere Screening in Manchester

Race to Nowhere is a critically acclaimed film about the pressures of US Schools

Do you feel like your kids are on a race through their childhood in school? The Manchester Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Class will host a screening of the critically acclaimed 'Race to Nowhere', where a concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. It is destroying our children’s love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students. This film focuses on the issues facing children in the school systems of America today, and leaves you thinking about what it really takes to produce a happy, motivated, creative human being.

When: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Showings at 5:30 & 7:30

Fenway LEGOs at MPL

Create your own version of the ultimate ball park at Manchester Public Library!

The Manchester Public Library invites kids to the Children’s Room for the LEGO Challenge! Make your a LEGO version of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox! Kids are always welcome to use the library LEGOs to make anything they wish while they are here. All creations and legos stay in the library at the program’s end so we can all enjoy them for our next LEGO program.

When: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:30pm

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Art & the Landscape: Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller

Art & the Landscape: Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachsuetts
Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, as well...

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

Minsky Arm, created by Marvin Minsky on display at the MIT Museum!
Robots and Beyond shares the results of decades of Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovation at MIT. Explore the ideas that shaped AI and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.
Where: MIT Museum

Danvers Family Festival

Danvers Homecoming means 10 days to celebrate community. Things to do in Danvers MA
Danvers Family Festival, now in its 39th year, was created in 1979 to promote Family Fun in Danvers, MA.

Dragonflies in the Park

Kids will explore and learn about the dragonflies at Halibut Point State Park.
Explore the world of odonata, one of the oldest life forms on Earth. This is a great kids’ program and most appropriate for families. Best for kids 8 and up. Meet at the Parking Lot Kiosk
9:00 am to 10:00 am

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

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 - Saturday

Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday, Thursday and Saturday 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...
10:00 am to 10:45 am

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, Thursday, and Saturday 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...
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

Tide Pool Discoveries at Parker River

Kids will explore the tidal pools of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge with a park ranger in Newburport
For generations children have enjoyed exploring tide pools and discovering the fascinating plants and animals that live in this realm between the tides. A refuge ranger will guide this hands-on program.
12:30 pm

Summer Solstice Fairy Gardens

Come help build a fairy garden at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary!
Midsummer's Eve is the longest day of the year - the perfect day to create a fairy garden for you and your fairies! Join us to make individual fairy gardens for each family. We will provide the container, rocks, and native plants to make a garden bowl any fairy would be happy with.
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

AJH: Breastfeeding Class - Haverhill

Breastfeeding technique and support class at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families
Breastfeeding Classes are taught by Anna Jaques Hospital Lactation Consultants for mothers and their support person(s) to gain the knowledge and tools to help you successfully breast your baby.
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday, June 22

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

Lil Kickers Soccer at Market Street - SOLD OUT

 Danvers Indoor Sporrts host a Lil Kickers soccer program for little ones at Market Street Lynnfield
Experts from Danvers Indoor Sports Clinic will teach budding soccer players, ages 18 months to 6 years old, all of the basics of the game. Eventbrite registration will become available for this complimentary clinic.  Registration required.  Spaces will be limited.
10:00 am to 11:00 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

Kidleidoscope

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is a chance for preschoolers to explore the park, enjoy a story and make a craft!
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! For the young set that loves nature, the park interpreter will lead a three-part preschool aged program that includes a Story, Craft & Walk that involves outdoor exploration. A different nature topic each week so come every...
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Lighthouses and Local History Tour

Salem Harbor Heritage Harbor Tour
Join Essex Heritage for tours of Salem Harbor and beyond all summer long! Essex Heritage offers a variety of specialty tours for adventurers of all ages. NEW this summer are narrated harbor cruises on Friday afternoons departing from the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Come aboard Naumkeag...
11:24 am

Damsels and Dragonflies

Dragon Flys and Damsels flys eat a steady diet of mosquitos!
Come and learn about these flying friends who eat our most bothersome insects! Learn about the different kinds and their interesting life cycle. Wear appropriate walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and bring water.
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Open Studio at Art Haven

Things to do north of Boston
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

Family Dusk Paddles: Summer Solstice

Take a paddle on the Summer Solstice and explore the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary!
Explore the Ipswich River on the Summer Soltice! The longest day of the year is almost upon us, and what a fun way to start the summer! Join us for a paddle to observe nature from the river as we look for plants and animals that are equally excited for summer. This special paddle ends with s'mores...
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Astronomy After Hours at the MOS Observatory

Come to the Museum of Science rooftop for free stargazing and astronomy related
Tucked away on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, the Gilliland Observatory is a wonderful resource for our starry-eyed public. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory, and participate in...
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Saturday, June 23

The Big Dog Show A Dale Rogers Exhibit

Big Dog Show is a travelling large-scale public art exhibit
The Big Dog Show is a travelling large-scale public art exhibit created by award winning sculptor, Dale Rogers, and consists of twenty 8-foot-hi
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