Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

Vintage Base Ball Championships

Come see how baseball used to be played (circa 1860s) at Spencer Pierce Farm

It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! Watch the teams of the new Essex Base Ball Association play for the Championship! The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Portsmouth Rockinghams, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Nine will play baseball using 1860s rules. These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's!

Saturday, October 5, 2013 11am-3pm

Ipswich Harvest Fest

Come to Spencer Peirce Little Farm for the Ipswich Harvest Fest! Music, baseball

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for the Ipswich Harvest Fest! Come enjoy live music by the Orville Giddings Band, delicious BBQ, & Vintage Base Ball with 1860's rules! As if that's not enough to be excited about, this year we are pleased to announce that the festival will be complete with all new kids activities and a bouncy house! So brings the kids (and the dog!) down to the farm for a day and fall fun!

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12-6pm

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Mill Pond

Join Joppa Flats at Mill Pond in W. Newbury to explore ponds!

Adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Excursions with Joppa Flats Education Center include a group game to burn off some steam, an on-the-water scavenger hunt, or a guided tour. We'll observe, investigate, and compare pond habitats and their inhabitants, both on-and offshore. Participants play out the roles of biologists, researchers, birders, and botanists. Thisadventure will leave your family excited to come back for more!

Sunday, September 8, 2013 1-3:30pm

Fun with Fiber Arts

Kids will learn about textile and fiber craftsmanship at Spencer Pierce Little F

Kids in grades 2-6 are invited to Spencer Peirce Little Farm to learn about textile artisanry! These monthly sessions are for students who are interested in or already working with fiber. Participants learn hand sewing, weaving, felting, knitting, dying wool, and carding/spinning wool from featured guest artists. All crafts and completed projects are taken home. Students also learn how to use a sewing machine.

Piping Plover Hatchings

Coem to Sandy Point State Reservation to witness hatching piping plovers!

You're invited to Sandy Point State Reservation to learn about the endangered piping plover, and to witness the hatching of the chicks! Join the Interpreter and Parker River Biologist for a fascinating look at the plover chicks that are protected on our shores. Bring binoculars or spotting scope and learn about these endangered members of the sandpiper family that nest on our shores. Meet at the lower parking lot. Appropriate for families with children.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9-10:30am

Lantern Festival: Music & Light

Celebrate music and light on the upper green in Newbury!

Note: Due to the weather, the festival of light location has been changed to take place at the Library! The Newbury Town Library invites you to come celebrate music and light on the Upper Green! Karen K & The Jiiterbugs and the Plum Island Pans will play, and we'll end the evening with a lantern parade around the green. Pack a picnic, and grab some friends and family.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 6-8pm

The Wonderful Whale Workshop

The whalemobile is coming to the Newbury Town Library!

Have you ever wished you could touch a whale? From the inside? Internationally renowned Whale Specialist and Educator, Cynde McInnis, introduces us to her 43 foot inflatable Humpback Whale Nile, and teaches us all about the beloved marine mammal. Enrollment is limited! Please register with the library!

Saturday, February 2, 2013 10:30-11:30 am


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