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The Raccoon Club Afterschool

The Raccoon Club is an afterschool program for kids in grades 1-4 in Newburyport

Merrohawke Nature School, located in downtown Newburyport, is offering a new, entirely outdoors afterschool program at its field site in Newbury on Boston Road. Across 30 private acres, kids explore many different ecological habitats including a maritime forest, rocky ledges, wetlands, salt marsh, and the tidal Little River.

When: 
Mondays or Tuesdays 3:30-5pm January 28 - June 3, 2013
Sessions follow the school holiday schedule

Meet Children's Author & Illustrator E.S. Redmond

Meet author and illustrator E.S. Redmond as she reads from 'The Unruly Queen'

The super talented and uber funny E.S. Redmond will be visiting The Newbury Town Library to read from her newest book, "The Unruly Queen." Ms. Redmond will also lead us in a craft and be available to sign copies of her books, which will be on sale at the library, courtesy of Jabberwocky Books. The event is FREE! Please call to register!

When: 
Saturday, January 26th, 2013 12:30-2:00 pm

Vintage Base Ball Playoffs

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! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. 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!

When: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 12pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header - September 23

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! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. 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! 

When: 
Sunday, September 23, 2012 12pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header - September 16

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! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. 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! 

When: 
Sunday, September 16, 2012 12pm

We have a Morning session available!

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

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Join Joppa Flats Education Center on a nature exploration that will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. This session will focus on the pond habitat, and it's importance in the ecosystem.

When: 
Friday, September 14, 2012 1-2:30pm

We have an afternoon session available!

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

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Join Joppa Flats Education Center on a nature exploration that will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. This session will focus on the pond habitat, and it's importance in the ecosystem.

When: 
Friday, September 14, 2012 1-2:30pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header - August 26

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! Teams playing today are The Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, and Lowell Base Ball Club. 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! 

When: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012 12pm

Family Harvest Festival

Spencer Pierce Farm celebrates the harvest with music and family fun

Enjoy a day of traditional music, baseball, and farm activities featuring the old-time music of the Waterfront Park String Band, Rise!, the Bogosian Knoblach Duo, High Range, O'Carolan Etc., and more. Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest.

When: 
Saturday, September 29, 2012 11am - 5pm

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