Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Come to Big Ryan's Tall Tales at the Newbury Town Library!

Newbury Town Library invites kids for a special performance - BIG RYAN'S TALL TALES!  Big Ryan delivers his own original stories, a bit of puppet play and some music and movement, and a whole lot of fun! This show is great for PreK-5th grade, but siblings of other ages are of course welcome. Big Ryan has been a hit at libraries all over the map, and we're so excited to be able to bring him to the Newbury Town Library for you to see. Please sign up on our online calendar to let us know you're coming.

Friday, April 22, 2016 11-11:45am

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


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